Gary Linekar has talked on his Twitter account about how the great Alan Shearer reacted to the trashing at Manchester City today when we gave away a penalty after 29 only seconds and were 3-0 down after 21 minutes and the Newcastle defense looked extremely porous in a game that ended up in a 5-0 thrashing.
Alan Shearer – not impressed with Newcastle performance
The performance and result makes a bit of a mockery of John Carver’s pre-game press briefing about not being afraid of City and all that stuff.
John certainly talks a good game but he has now got just 6 points from 7 league games and also lost at Leicester City in the FA Cup – so that’s relegation form.
Newcastle were hopeless today and they were simply an embarrassment and made City look like world-beaters – and our defending was simply pathetic.
And to think we had 10 days to prepare for this game. :(.
This was the first tweet Gary sent out early in the game:
“Less than 30 seconds gone, Man C penalty. Shearer screams “my f*****g God!”
And it was followed by this tweet after we had con ceded three goals in just over 20 minutes:
“3-0. Shearer no longer screaming. Just mumbling “f**k me”
Maybe John Carver just hasn’t got what it takes to be the number one man, and we think if we lose to Aston Villa next Saturday, the club could take some action and try to bring in a more experienced coach.
But this situation Newcastle are in has been caused by Lee Charnley and the upper management at the club, and those who did nothing last month to strengthen the squad.
In fact we weakened it – and also put the untested John Carver in place of the departed Alan Pardew for the rest of the season.
And Daryl Janmaat is injured and Jack Colback will miss the next two games after picking up his 10th yellow card of the season.
Certainly if we keep playing like we did today then we could go into a slump similar to last year’s slump, and we could find it difficult to even get to 40 points.
We are already 4 points behind 10th placed Stoke City so being in the top ten may soon be a pipe dream, unless Newcastle can recover from the humiliation today.
It was awful.
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