Alan Shearer has been talking on ITN following Alan Pardew’s seven game ban and a 60,000 fine dished out yesterday afternoon by an independent FA commission, and Shearer says Pardew cannot do too much other than to apologize, which he’s done several times, and then just get on with it.
Alan Shearer – Pardew has to get on with it now
This is what Alan Shearer has said to ITN this morning:
“Managers have a responsibility.” “Players have a responsibility, and so do fans also.” “But I get that tempers can be lost at times.”
“It’s difficult for managers to do that, particularly the way that Alan did.” “He regrets it and he’s apologized.” “And I’m sure he will take his punishment on the chin, so to speak.”
“He’s apologized, he’s aware he can’t and shouldn’t have done that.” “So I’m sure he will take his punishment and he’ll have to sit it out I’m afraid.”
That sounds like some support for Alan Pardew from the Newcastle legend, who was one of the greatest players Newcastle have ever produced, and in 404 league games for Newcastle he scored a fantastic 206 goals.
Alan once had ambitions to become a manager, and of course he did manage Newcastle for the last eight games of our relegation season, but was unable to save his home town club, and got only five points from those eight games.
But we don’t hear too much of Alan wanting to become a manager these days – and he’s got his job on Match of the Day with the BBC, which is an awful lot easier than being out there managing a football club.
But on Alan Pardew, Shearer is right – and he just has to get on with it – and try to minimize the damage to Newcastle’s season.
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