Alan Shearer was one of the best players ever to don the famous shirt of Newcastle United, but like the rest of us what defines him is that he is a Newcastle United fan, born and bred on Tyneside – and he has Newcastle in his blood.
Alan Shearer – blasts the players
And in his column today in The Sun, Alan just absolutely blasts the players – but he does offer some support for manager Alan Pardew, because of what he did last season at Newcastle.
This is some of what Alan had to say:
“A 6-0 trouncing by Liverpool — the club’s worst home defeat since 1925. You can be excused a bad day at the office.” “But, for the second home game running, this lot have not even turned up for work.”
“I saw the warning signs on Saturday after only two minutes.” “In that time I witnessed Philippe Coutinho twice receive the ball and have time and space to pick his pass.”
“Nobody was within 20 yards of the Brazilian.” “Not a tackle, not an attempt to close him down — nothing.” “This was supposed to be a Newcastle team determined to wipe away the memory of the 3-0 Sunderland defeat by putting in a spirited display.”
“I think Pardew has enough credit in the bank from last season to be afforded another chance.””But he is under massive pressure.”
I’s tough when you have to dig deep. Newcastle fans can accept defeat — but they cannot accept a team that does not try, or lacks spirit.”
“The visit of Liverpool gave everyone a chance to put things straight in front of the home fans — it couldn’t have gone worse.” “The defensive performance was quite simply the worst I have seen from any side — not just this season but for a good number of years.”
“It must have felt like a training match for Liverpool as it was just so easy to score.” “Have faith and stick with us’ will be the cry from the manager.”
“That loyalty he calls upon is being severely tested right now.”
Well we’ve all had our chance to vent about Saturday – and that’s Alan’s take on the disgraceful display.
We agree with everything Alan says – but think that may be Pardew’s last chance gone out of the window.
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