Alan Shearer talked on BBC Match of the Day about the terrible situation Newcastle have got themselves into this year – and especially since our last win against Villa on 28th February having put a painful string of eight defeats together.
Alan was cool, calm and collected even though we know he must be hurting inside because of Newcastle’s current situation – we certainly are!
Alan Shearer – 44 year-old Newcastle legend
Alan has blamed the players for not performing and hasn’t said too much about Carver’s coaching abilities:
“I’m pretty sure that he’ll be expecting a knock on his door from the players he accused of lacking the bottle to be in a relegation fight.”
“Having said that there’s not really a lot players can say that, because to have lost the number of games on the spin – eight game now for Newcastle – the players aren’t performing so they cannot go and have an argument with the manager on that.”
“What they will say is that you’re out-of-order putting that in the public domain.” “My feeling is, my guess is and I don’t know this is that he’ll probably understands that he night not or he wont be there next season, and he’s tried to be all nicety nice to the players to protect them.”
“And he’s thinking I’ve got to change something if I’m going to go down, I’m going down fighting my way – not the players way – because they’ve had it too easy for too long now.”
“That is a huge accusation John made about Williamson, it’s always a dangerous time for a manager to speak when they are raw after a performance like that was lacking effort and was lacking passion and commitment.”
“And for a manager to go in there and say what he did to his players and then come out and say that to the press is a massive statement – I would love to be in the dressing room on Monday morning.”
But Alan is a smart man and it wouldn’t be right or proper of him to even talk about John’s coaching after Alan himself only got us 5 points in the last eight games of the season – six years ago.
So the Newcastle legend did well to stay away from that.
But Alan has probably talked to John about the situation, so we are probably getting the real deal on what John is thinking.
So John will do it his way – and watch for Carver is his next press conference to tell everybody:
“I’m going to do it my way and if we are going down I am going down fighting.”
See how close his words this Thursday are – and John may even spice it up a bit to make himself look even better and even braver.