Poor Alan Shearer, the Newcastle legend didn’t have too much to say on Saturday night’s Match of the Day, after Newcastle were simply unbelievably pathetic against a rampant Southampton side – who were streets better than us – make that 100 streets better than us.
Alan Hansen – Newcastle were dreadful – he’s right!
Alan was wise not to try to argue with fellow pundit, former Liverpool center-back Alan Hansen, and Hanson had all the evidence he ever needed to say Newcastle were pathetic – although he preferred to use the word – dreadful.
This is what the former Liverpool legendary defender had to say:
“If Southampton had played against nobody they wouldn’t have had easier opposition than facing Newcastle. They were dreadful!”
We’re not sure that dreadful is a strong enough word – and the best way to describe the performance is that it was simply pathetic.
Definition of pathetic:
- Marked by sorrow or melancholy
- Pitifully inferior or inadequate
Yes – that’s it.
Any more performances like that from an Alan Pardew side, and we’re still not sure that Alan Pardew is completely safe as the Newcastle manager, and there are just too many times that Newcastle seem completely unprepared for their games.
And after seeing how well Everton, Liverpool and Southampton have done by recruiting young managers with new ideas, and having their teams play great attacking football, maybe that’s what Newcastle need?
It may be unfair to fire Pardew when the owner himself has left his manager high and dry by selling Yohan Cabaye in January, and not replacing him.
But maybe at the very best Alan Pardew will have next season to get Newcastle back up there with the big boys?
And of course this summer’s transfer window is going to be so very important for Newcastle United.
What do you think?
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