Alan Shearer has hardly been mentioned as a candidate for the Newcastle head coach position, and that’s even after he took over almost six years ago now, to try to save Newcastle from being relegated but was not successful, winning only one game and getting 5 points from the 8 games he managed.
Alan Shearer – what a player he was
Pavel Srnicek has said in his Chronicle column, that he would like to see Shearer appointed.
But Alan is too comfortable and doing well as a BBC pundit on Match of the Day, and he has talked to BBC Sport about Newcastle’s terrible recent Cup record:
“Newcastle’s record in the cup is disastrous because they don’t want to be in it.” “League status is their main priority which is unbelievably disappointing.”
“What they’ve done in the last few years in the FA Cup is leave their best players out, which tells its own story – about where Newcastle United is as a football club at this moment in time.”
Shearer’s comments came after we managed to lose for the fourth time in five years at the very first hurdle of the FA Cup.
And we’re still in shock at the team the assistant manager John Carver put onto the field for the game on Saturday – it was weaker than any cup side Alan Pardew ever put out in his four years on Tyneside.
And it was made worse when John before the game had talked about how important the FA Cup was to Newcastle and its fans, and that he would field his strongest side.
He ended up making seven changes to the side that had drawn with Burnley on New Years Day, and missing without explanation (at the time) were Coloccini, Janmaat, Colback, Sissoko and Perez, and of course Steven Taylor was missing after he had picked up a season ending Achilles injury against Burnley.
We were completely shocked when that team was announced and it was almost like – why do we bother even playing these games.
Leicester won that game 1-0 and it was only their second win in their 16 previous games.
It was shameful and completely disrespectful to the 43000 Newcastle fans who made the long journey to Filbert Street, and it wasn’t too surprising they booed the players and John Carver after the game for what was an awful performance and a terrible result.
That has harmed John Carver in the eyes of many fans, and it would now be a complete shock if John was handed the position of head coach by Lee Charnley.
Alan Shearer has it right – the Cup record is disastrous and it’s unbelievably disappointing.
If Alan got the job as head coach at Newcastle it wouldn’t work in any case, because he would want to make Newcastle into a top side.
Mike Ashley couldn’t control him enough and seems to want to keep Newcastle as a top ten side only.
Forget about the top six.
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