Shearer Fears Relegation – Players Are An Embarrassment


Alan Shearer now thinks that Newcastle can definitely be relegated this season, and that would be for the second time in a short six years, and this time it will not be as easy to get back at out first attempt, because many players would want to leave the club and we cannot see good players wanting to join a Championship side – and we also cannot see Mike Ashley wanting to take a shower on his Newcastle United investment by selling the club when they are in the second division.

We cannot see good players wanting to join Newcastle this summer even if survive in the Premier League, and we cannot see some of our better players wanting to stay – they will want to join a proper football club after the trials and tribulations on Tyneside.

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Alan Shearer – Newcastle can go down

Alan Shearer has shifted his position from last week when he didn’t think Newcastle would go down but the lame performance in that second half on Saturday once we went behind, shows clearly it will be difficult to take many points – if any – out of the last four games of the season,  after getting only two wins and three draws from 15 league games this year.

This is what Alan has said in The Sun:

“Have no doubts about it – Newcastle are now in real danger of going down.” “I didn’t think so until Saturday but after that performance I can’t actually say with any certainty that we will get another point this season.”

“Why don’t the Newcastle players start taking some responsibility? Because right now they are an embarrassment”  “Carver himself has been getting some stick. But he loves the club and I know he is hurting.”

One of the reasons we really like Alan is not only because he was a magnificent player for the club, but he’s straight and says what he means,  and it takes somebody of Alan’s status in the game to shame our players.

We hope some of those players at Newcastle take Alan’s words to heart,  and start fighting for the team – starting on Saturday.

But we have lost all confidence in John Carver,  who is a study in contradictions and he is so out of his depth – that he now wants protection from the abuse (let’s call it severe criticism) coming from the Newcastle fans.

Did he think the fans would be happy with seven defeats in a row and 9 points from the last 45 points we have played for?

And we thought he was tough – because that’s what he keeps telling us.

He’s just completely out of his depth and probably has already lost some of his players with the daft things he comes out with in his interviews.

We’d like to see an experienced manager come in for the last four games before it’s too late – but it may be too late already.

It probably will not happen as guys like Lee Charnley seem to be  hiding out and letting the head coach take all the criticism – even though most of the problems have come from the actions they took in January, as well as some actions they didn’t take in January.

It’s the perfect storm building for Newcastle, and having John Carver in sole charge for the last four games  of the season, makes it that much more likely we could take the drop.

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30 comments so far

  • optimistic prime

    Apr 27, 2015 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #1

    The players aren’t as much of a embarrassment as some of the people in a position to report on the true situation this club is in, but don’t bother.

    Say it as you see it, stop tip toeing around.

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  • AndySco

    Apr 27, 2015 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #2

    Why is Jonas getting so many votes for man of the match, he marked poorly for the first goal and didn’t chase Sigurdsson back for the second allowing him to be free in the box. A more loyal player than most in the team, but he made some key errors.

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  • cyprus

    Apr 27, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #4

    SDJ our best player with a couple minutes on and side-footing one in? Congrats for that but, wow, we are either trying to encourage the lad or the rest were pants. Take your pick. What leadership abilities exactly did he demonstrate? Anyway, I went for Colback. I insist that if we’d played 3 in the back wit a solid 5 in MF and 3 up front, we would’ve easily beat them. And JC, you listened to me and didn’t play Ober, but you avoided my other tips: No Raylor or Arma cameo. Pay attention man, I’m fighting for your job here ????

    JFA, from a few threads back (!), not trying to excuse anyone here, but, regarding no purchases in January:

    AP said he had much depth in the squad, to the point of no more excuses.

    Most teams refrain from buing in January. There aren’t any very good players available anyway.

    January buying is panic buying, like we did a couple years back. There seemed no reason to panic back then.

    January purchases tend to demontrate a lack of correct planning, which should have been done in the summer.

    You want to know what I think was dumb? Getting rid of a committed ‘Geordie’ (Santon) and of that Mbiwa guy, although most fans didn’t like him in any case.

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  • cyprus

    Apr 27, 2015 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #5

    Shearer mate, don’t go getting involved, you relegated us. May I remind you: 24 available points, you picked up 5, not exactly stellar. Even JC could beat that till the end 😉

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  • cyprus

    Apr 27, 2015 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #6

    AS,
    I used to be a fan of Jonas’, but you are spot on there, regarding those two incidents. At fault.

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  • geordieviking

    Apr 27, 2015 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #7

    Cyprus,

    Think the point is that getting rid of any player without having a replacement readyvamounts to criminal negligence.

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  • John Tudor

    Apr 27, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #8

    carver will have us down and it was dowie calling the shots

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  • gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club)

    Apr 27, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #9

    1 question:

    Ryan Taylor looks incredibly under prepared for a premier league game, not back up to speed and his passing is going all over the place.

    Why the hell did he play CM when he didn’t even play there before his injury?!? He’s been shocking.

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  • N1CK06

    Apr 27, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #10

    What can the players do? They get terrible instructions from a terrible manager and whenever one of them performs consistently well they are sold to another club.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 27, 2015 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #11

    Anyone fancy playing name the person behind the quote? Alrighty then….

    “When the fans are behind the club at St James’ Park it makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. It is magic. Newcastle’s best asset has been, is and always will be the fans.”

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  • cyprus

    Apr 27, 2015 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #12

    GV,
    Agreed there.

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  • mindshaft

    Apr 27, 2015 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #13

    I love the club and am hurting, however that doesn’t qualify me to manage the thing … Carver, please just do one mate – and yes if you want to meet for a chat I’m more than happy to – you couldn’t even chin Bellamy!

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  • tenpointnine

    Apr 27, 2015 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #14

    geordieviking
    To get desktop site, go to top of page and tap on the 3 vertical dots to the right of the browser / url. You should see the option to ‘request desktop site’.

    Had the same problem earlier, very frustrating until I discovered this.

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  • cyprus

    Apr 27, 2015 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #15

    Ibiza, that’s easy man: Obertan

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  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Apr 27, 2015 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #16

    Cyprus @5,

    wasn’t all Alan’s doing.. look at what he had to work with that season and what he was thrust into…

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  • John Tudor

    Apr 27, 2015 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #17

    were off to hell in a hand cart

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 27, 2015 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #18

    Ibiza

    Mike Ashley ?

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  • John Tudor

    Apr 27, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #19

    ibiza lord westwood

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  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 27, 2015 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #20

    geordieviking – don’t think you are correct with reference to Trading Standards. They do investigations into breaches of the law/regulations. They have all the gear – covert body cameras and such. Interview offenders and bring prosecutions.

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  • mindshaft

    Apr 27, 2015 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #21

    Ibiza – same person who said this …

    I bought Newcastle because I love football.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 27, 2015 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #22

    Cypurs…I’m afriad not. Not sure I’ve ever heard him talk actually. Apart from his part time job working at the crusty crab.

    OP…Top of the class. You truly are an Ashley aficionado…you sick puppy 🙂

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/n/newcastle_united/7615655.stm

    Seems to me that Ashley is saying that due to the previous owners way of the running of the club that we “might not” have survived.

    Cheers, thanks Mike! Now, about that £20m? Remember, you’re not hear to make money, you’re a footballing fan first and foremost…

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  • mindshaft

    Apr 27, 2015 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #23

    “I am not going to stand out there and be abused during the game. The club has to do something about it,” he said.

    “I knew it wouldn’t be easy. Sometimes it is quite difficult to stand in that technical area and be abused the way I was abused without any protection from the sidelines.”
    “They expect me to put the ball in the net, stop the headers going in, stop the opposition from scoring,” said the 50-year-old.

    “I can’t affect that. I can’t get on the end of the corner and head the ball clear which would have kept us one up at half-time. I can’t do that.”

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  • Bambams

    Apr 27, 2015 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #24

    I thought Jonas did well….except for the two goals.
    Perez did well
    Janmaat until injured
    Riviere was better than he had been
    Felt sorry for Anita…don’t rate him but he is no left back
    Williamson was shocking
    Colo… Not much better
    SDJ …One match
    So I genuinely believe this is our worst team in years AND I think we might drop. Unless Cisse can bag a couple and Krul gets back on form ( how many times do we knock it back to Krul !!!!)
    Sad sad times

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 27, 2015 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #25

    mindshaft…Aye, it was.

    As for Carver, have you noticed anyone ask him to put the ball in the back of the net? I haven’t.

    We just want you to coach the players to do it mate, that’s your job.

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  • mindshaft

    Apr 27, 2015 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #26

    You can affect it you stupid oaf – start with learning some tactical nouse, transmit plan a and plan b to the players and train to the tactics you intend to play, motivate the players and change to plan b if it goes wrong

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  • cyprus

    Apr 27, 2015 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #27

    Not so horrid colonial,
    You are right, but he had no experience and he proceeded to get in an argument with Barton when he needed him:(quite funny that: ‘you are a sxxxe player’; reply: ‘and YOU are a sxxxe manager’).

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  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 27, 2015 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #28

    Reminder of the TV Programme times.

    “SECRETS OF SPORTS DIRECT” viewing times for UK TV Viewers.
    The programme is due to be aired on UK TV at the following times:-
    Monday
    8pm
    Channel 4
    Repeat
    Monday
    9pm
    Channel 4 +1
    Repeat
    Tuesday
    8pm
    Channel 4seven

    (Note the above is for those receiving UK TV)

    For those Newcastle Fans overseas you can watch the programme
    on your PC etc by streaming the programme after accessing a site
    which streams LIVE UK television such as Filmon TV – Link:-
    https://www.filmon.com/tv/channel-4

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  • bettyswallocks

    Apr 27, 2015 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #29

    The very sad thing for me now is the level of cynicism that surrounds everything that is NUFC.

    It will be a very long time before fans can have any positive thoughts about the goings on at our club.

    Now that we have all realised , after years of trying to take the positives and believing there might actually be a plan and some hope going forward, that there is no hope of us being competitive under Ashley. We will be wary , suspicious and skeptical about any statements made by anyone from the club.

    Yeah, yeah , yeah we’ve heard it all before will be the normal and justified reaction for a long time to come.

    We are wounded deeply this time and our resilience has been abused once too often.

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  • Sav

    Apr 28, 2015 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #30

    Pity Mashley hasn’t employed his ‘6 Strikes and You Are Out’ strategy at SJP. That would have cleared out most of the deadwood and of course Carver has just had his seventh Strike.

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