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Alan Shearer On What Newcastle Fans Expect

8:56 pm, Monday, May 5th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 49 Comments

Alan Shearer, one of the greatest players Newcastle have ever produced, has put things in perspective a little bit, after the Newcastle fans made it very clear that the form and results of the Newcastle side this year are simply not good enough, and something has to be done this summer to rebuild the side – big time.

Alan Shearer - recent photo

Alan Shearer – we need to defend properly ands score goals
Note – which we haven’t done this year

This is what Alan has said about what Geordie fans expect from their team:

“Newcastle fans don’t expect them to be in the top three but they want to have belief.”  “They want to have hope that they can go out and score goals and defend properly.”

We’ll be seeing what the developments are after the final game at Liverpool next Sunday, but there seems to be a big opportunity to get David Moyes in, and if he was offered the Newcastle job and Pardew is fired, surely Moyes would be delighted to take the job on Tyneside.

We’ll know Pardew’s fate a few days after the Liverpool game, after Pardew meets with the Board, which will include owner Mike Ashley – who must do a lot of work in the summer, and loosen up the purse strings.

Maybe the good news is that Lee Charnley and others have made an early start in their recruitment drive, and the manager has talked about that recruitment this summer:

“It is difficult. But we hope to recruit well. We have done that since I have been here really.”  “We lost a good player in the last window. We need to replace him for sure, maybe bring in three or four and move a couple of positions as well.”

“As a manager you have to expect a rough tide, especially in today’s society. It’s tough for football managers in the Premier League.”

It’s a good job Pardew was expecting a rough ride – because it was very rough on Saturday.

Mike Ashley has to make a fairly quick decision on the manager’s fate, because whoever the manager is for next season, they have to be fully involved in the recruitment.

We hope the demonstrations on Saturday will be a water-shed event,  and that the message gets through to Mike Ashley that the last seven years have simply not been good enough, and if he is going to keep the side and not sell the club  – he needs to get a shot of ambition for the club.

Any Newcastle fan will be only too willing to tell the owner what that is – like going all out for a top six place is part of it.

But we are not holding our breath, based on past history. 🙁

Comments welcome.

Tags: Coaching · European Competition · Newcastle News · Premier League

49 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JackButler // May 5, 2014 at 9:03 PM

    There is no ambition, no desire to achieve nothing other than surviving in this league. The domestic cup and Europe offer nothing for us as they are an unwanted distraction so what is there for us under Ashley.

    I have never known this club be so unambitious and stagnant

  • 2 beermonkey // May 5, 2014 at 9:12 PM

    I see people chatting about pulis

    dunno how true it is as it was an article in a paper
    it came out shortly after he had been sacked by stoke

    it was was about his next step for stoke and what he wanted to do, he never got the chance to present it to the owner of stoke.

    he had been and talked to all top team in all different countries about style and academy his next step he wanted was to bring in a philosophy based club from academy to first team based on possession attacking football

    like I say got no idea of its true but given the fact he does not appear to be a one trick pony in style and seems to have adapted to what he has there might be an element of truth to it

    but I don’t think he would be a fit for us majority of fans would judge him on stoke

  • 3 JackButler // May 5, 2014 at 9:18 PM


  • 4 toon kk // May 5, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    We could very easily have a record loss against Liverpool. They’re 0-3 up at pal and pardews in the crowd watching.

  • 5 JackButler // May 5, 2014 at 9:23 PM

    Pardew at the Palace game watching Liverpool…………as if thats gonna make a difference

  • 6 stuart no9 // May 5, 2014 at 9:24 PM

    JB—- The problem we have now is most fans ( the idiots who stayed behind on saturday) have started believing what pardew and ashley have been telling them for 3 years – we are where we are coz we cant compete on the financial side of things and that finishing 10th is about right for NUFC, some believe it some dont.

    Getting the fans believing we are a big club wont happen untill this lot have moved on , not only has ashley destroyed NUFC he has also mentally destroyed the minds of of about 40.000 fans at a quess, only a minority has the intellegence to realise what a con man he really is.
    I really believe he has knocked the club back 10 years ,and that is if he sells now.

    The fans who still pay to go and watch rubbish will still turn up next year, and sadley the only time it will click in that they have been paying to watch garbage is when we have new owners with NUFC at heart , and that could be a while yet , so instead of abusing ( not that you do)them for their short comings , take pity on them , they will understand one day.

  • 7 oldbobaycliffe // May 5, 2014 at 9:26 PM

    after the cardiff match pardew once again mentioned finances.ashley must beat him with a stick every week as he is obsessed with the clubs finances he forgets about the profits made over the last couple of years plus cabayes sorry to say this pardew but yes we can compete against all but 4or5 clubs plus we have money in the bank so grow a pair and tell ashley to spend

  • 8 JackButler // May 5, 2014 at 9:32 PM

    stuart no9

    I don’t know as the one’s who stayed on Saturday more than made up for it by slaughtering Pardew all game. Some fans will never stay away from SJP but as long as they continue to make their voices heard it still add’s to the mood against him and Ashley as i don’t think there’s any way back for him as too many have turned on him and too many simply don’t believe any amount of spending will make him more than a below average manager who does nothing but lie

  • 9 Toon Tang // May 5, 2014 at 9:34 PM

    saurez level with shearer for a 38 game season eh

  • 10 Toon Tang // May 5, 2014 at 9:36 PM

    Christ, wiki moves fast, its on here already…

  • 11 welshgeordie9 // May 5, 2014 at 9:39 PM


    Pardew likes being in the stands don’t he

  • 12 welshgeordie9 // May 5, 2014 at 9:40 PM

    Come on palace make it 3-3

  • 13 JackButler // May 5, 2014 at 9:41 PM


    Just wish he was always in someone elses stand 🙁

  • 14 Toon Tang // May 5, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    Bloody ‘ell, palace flying hahahaa

  • 15 JAMSHA // May 5, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    really if that twat sittng at place game can learn somtng .. loven place

  • 16 JAMSHA // May 5, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    they deserve to win… come on place scoreeeeeee

  • 17 JackButler // May 5, 2014 at 9:45 PM

    I’d take Pulis in a heartbeat if he brought this amount of fight and desire to our players

  • 18 Toon Tang // May 5, 2014 at 9:46 PM

    hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahahah kkkkkkkkaaaaaaaaaaa

  • 19 Marty-Toon // May 5, 2014 at 9:46 PM

    What a game this is

  • 20 Toon Tang // May 5, 2014 at 9:46 PM

    chuffin 3-3

  • 21 JackButler // May 5, 2014 at 9:46 PM


  • 22 Marty-Toon // May 5, 2014 at 9:46 PM

    Bolasie is a gem of a player

  • 23 Toon Tang // May 5, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    fairplay palace there . CAN YOU IMAGINE US GOING 3 NIL DOWN

  • 24 JackButler // May 5, 2014 at 9:48 PM


    He’s be turned into a plodding house brick of a player under Pardew

  • 25 JAMSHA // May 5, 2014 at 9:52 PM

    pardew,out pulis in

  • 26 Toon Tang // May 5, 2014 at 9:53 PM

    screwball scramble

  • 27 JAMSHA // May 5, 2014 at 9:53 PM

    thats wat u do pardewww u idiot attack wen ur 3-0 goals down…. pus

  • 28 JAMSHA // May 5, 2014 at 9:54 PM


  • 29 Toon Tang // May 5, 2014 at 9:54 PM

    What a game that was eh

  • 30 Toon Tang // May 5, 2014 at 9:55 PM

    You enjoyed that one jamsha hahaa

  • 31 Thump // May 5, 2014 at 9:55 PM

    Oh my god, that was probably the most entertaining game of football I’ve seen this season.

    Well done, to Palace but I can’t help but feel for Liverpool. Almost wanted them to win the title based on them being the technical underdogs. It’ll take a bloody miracle for that to happen now.

  • 32 JackButler // May 5, 2014 at 9:57 PM

    Brilliant game of football massive point for Pulis who’s side never gave in and worked like hell

  • 33 Graeme // May 5, 2014 at 9:57 PM

    There you go boys, read it and weep!!

    We are being screwed – there’s a shock eh!!

  • 34 Average_Contents // May 5, 2014 at 9:59 PM

    Aye lads we might av a chance now at anfield, their heads are down lol as if with the puppet in charge! Just imagine if that was us he wouldn’t have a clue

  • 35 Himanshu Dhingra // May 5, 2014 at 10:01 PM

    What a Player, Bolasie – French Born.

  • 36 Average_Contents // May 5, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    Read that earlier on graeme mate! Can’t remember it though from 2011 him saying that! Why did fans still back him after that? It’s,pretty clear what his intentions were back then and still people defend him!

  • 37 Charlie in the Gallowgate // May 5, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    Ho Ho Ho 3-0 nil up and going for the title – has Rogers lost the bin dippers the title by not shutting up shot

  • 38 JackButler // May 5, 2014 at 10:03 PM

    At 0-3 Pardew would have shut up shop and hoped they couldn’t manage to score any more.

    Just goes to show what desire and ambition can do for a side

  • 39 toonluvva // May 5, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    You do realise that if P45due had been on the touchline and not in the stands, Liverpool would have won 3 nil!

  • 40 Himanshu Dhingra // May 5, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    Bonus for Pardew!

    Drinks are on him, get to london.

  • 41 welshgeordie9 // May 5, 2014 at 10:07 PM

    I said come on palace make it 3-3

    Ha ha ha

  • 42 welshgeordie9 // May 5, 2014 at 10:08 PM

    i wish we had pulis in charge

  • 43 Himanshu Dhingra // May 5, 2014 at 10:08 PM

    Tremendous atmosphere at Selhurst Park.

  • 44 stuart no9 // May 5, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    hahahahahahahahahaha couldnt have happened to a better team (pool) couldnt have happened to a better player( suarez) couldnt have happebed to a better manager ( rodgers) that took the swagger off the cockey little sh’t after pool went 3-0 up . well done palace , well done pulis , you give pardew a lesson on what to do when you need a goal or 2- not that he would have learnt anything from it. As for gerrard telling the cameraman to go away fron siuarez coz he was crying ??? whats all that about ???hahahahahahah tosser .

  • 45 welshgeordie9 // May 5, 2014 at 10:10 PM

    Like said before palace fans are one of the best they were 3-0 down and they were still singing you don’t see that in any stadium in the league.

  • 46 jayphoto // May 5, 2014 at 10:11 PM

    @beermonkey – i saw that article! He’d been over to Leverkusen and wolfsburg and wanted to set stoke up on the German way from academy to 1st team. Was interesting! Il say one thing for him, he seems to play the style best suited to players hes got! At stoke long ball roughhouse tactics! At palace its fast counter attacks using the wide players. Hes not my choice fr nufc manager, but if its a choice of him or pardew id take him in a flash

  • 47 Marty-Toon // May 5, 2014 at 10:13 PM

    The palace players showed a lot more guile and quality than a lot of our boys.
    Their manager also doesn’t guard a 0-3 deficit.

  • 48 stuart no9 // May 5, 2014 at 10:19 PM

    jamie carragher gutted, hahaha saying liverpool could easily have scored 5 or 6 against newcastle, which to be fair they could do quite easily, to win the title on GD.
    Another bit of luck for pardew is it is out of liverpools hands now so depending on how city do , we might get off lightly on sunday .

  • 49 Sav // May 6, 2014 at 12:49 AM

    Instead of ‘FCB, Get Out of Our Club’ which the FCB is laughing at. the chants and fans’ ire should be directed at S**** D*****. That way, Mashley would have to take action to quell it.

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