If Alan Shearer manages to get to some of the Newcastle games next season, it looks like he may be a lonely guy, because the nine friends he has shared a box with for the last few years have decided not to renew their box and season tickets for next season.
Alan Shearer – hoping for big improvement
Alan has hinted that could be the case during last season, and this is what the Newcastle legend has said today:
“I am a season ticket holder and a box holder myself, with nine other guys.” “We have had a box for the last few years and my mates are not doing it any longer, so they are not up for buying the box this year.”
““It’s very difficult for me to go anyway because obviously of Match of the Day on a Saturday evening, so I struggle to go to get to the games.”
“It stops me from getting to St James’ Park with my mates on a Saturday but if I do get a Saturday or Sunday off and I can go then I do love going.”
“It isn’t great at Newcastle at this moment in time but we’re fans and we do love Newcastle United.”
“Hopefully because of what happened last week and staying in the Premier League, hopefully things start to improve.”
It was a fantastic end on Sunday to what was another terrible season for Newcastle, and for the second time in two years we finished in the bottom six – which is terrible for a club as big as Newcastle United.
Alan says some home truths there – even through it’s been awful these last few years since we were 5th top in 2012 – it’s difficult to keep away from watching the team, when you love the club and it’s part of your DNA.
My son Neil was born in Bethesda, Maryland just outside of Washington DC – but he’s still mad keen on Newcastle – so he must have inherited some Newcastle DNA somehow – he does have two Geordie parents after all.
We are both hoping Newcastle can have a really good summer transfer market – but the head coach is the top signing, and it needs to be a good one – like Michael Laudrup for example.
If it’s John Carver or Steve McClaren or both them in a duo – then Lee Charnley will have lost his chance to make amends for his terrible decision-making this year, which almost cost Newcastle another relegation.
And with Mike Ashley’s Sky Sports interview most fans are even upbeat about the future.
Are You More Positive On Newcastle's Future Following Ashley's Interview?
- Yes (55%, 3,094 Votes)
- No (45%, 2,517 Votes)
Total Voters: 5,611
But Newcastle have to deliver – this cannot be yet another false dawn.
What do you think?