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Shearer’s Twitter Response To Poor Newcastle Performance

8:58 am, Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 13 Comments

After two good performances from Newcastle at Manchester United and at home to Arsenal, when we played most of the game with only 10 men, last night was a good chance for us to get some points and pull away from the bottom.

But instead a poor uncommitted performance from Newcastle saw us woeful up front again, and we agave away two poor goals to lose the game 2-0 and go bottom of the league on goal difference, after five games played and only 2 points.

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Alan Shearer – very poor from Newcastle

This is how Alan Sharer responded to the game on his Twitter account.

Newcastle were late arriving at Upton Park for this their last game there, due to a cement carrier dropping its load,  and therefore creating havoc with the traffic.

And it seemed when Newcastle started the game, we hadn’t really turned up for the game and conceded after only 9 minutes.

And that  was after conceding only one goal – an own goal – in the last matches two games  at Old Trafford and at home to Arsenal.

We were very poor up front last night, and never really looked like scoring, so we need a win at Watford on Saturday.

Unfortunately,  this has given an opportunity for the boo boys and the doom and gloomers to come out.

That’s the worst part of it – but a win on Saturday at home to Watford will calm everybody down.

It’s too early in the season to be too negative, and the team is still trying to gel, so some patience is needed.

That’s always difficult for the fans, especially after the horrors of last season.

But we did not play well last night.

Comments welcome.

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13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Nufc-83 // Sep 15, 2015 at 9:03 AM

    B&B you are an idiot and look to be doing a Toonbrother in trying to criticise players for the sake of it to prove a point. Perez came on and at one point picked the ball up in the middle surrounded by 3 players and beat them all carrying the ball forward. He contsantly picked the ball up and carried it forward trying to create which is something more than ANY of the other players did all game!!! You say he should be scoring or creating to prove he is a top player but any player would struggle in that side i mean look at Costa and hazard, they both look very ordinary in a team that are not playing well and lack confidence Well stick them in a Newcastle side that have been like that for years and you think hazard will be player of the year again – NO!

  • 2 Jib // Sep 15, 2015 at 9:12 AM

    Shearer needs to look at his own managerial stats before trotting out the tired clichés .
    I’ve always thought “only one team wanted to win” was a particularly naff example of phrases from the pundits handbook.

  • 3 Jail for Ashley // Sep 15, 2015 at 9:14 AM

    Firstly I don’t owe YOU £100, it was to be paid to the SBR Foundation. Although I clearly misread the bet as I said we’d beat Watford at home and you spectacularly changed the goal posts from not winning all season to the first five games of a fixture list everyone agrees has been slightly unkind, I will honour the bet !

  • 4 Slank // Sep 15, 2015 at 9:15 AM


    My take on the players and last night:

    Krul – Was fine. Nothing he could do about the goals.
    Janmaat – Very industrious. Our only attacking threat.
    Mbemba – Sound
    Colo – Sound
    Haidara – Sound. Couldn’t get his crosses in.
    Colback – Industrious. 100% effort but no penetration.
    Anita – Same as Colback. Lost Payet for the goal.
    Gini – He’s not a Cabaye. He needs a creative player alongside him.
    Sissoko – Frustrating. Good in patches but posed no attacking threat.
    Thauvin – Was he on the field ? Totally anonymous. Posed no attacking threat.
    Cisse – Totally anonymous. Posed no attacking threat.

    Perez – Why isn’t he first on the team sheet ? He has close ball control, pace, tenacity, score goals and can pass.

    De Jong – Showed some good touches and variation of play.

    Aarons – Was brought on too late to really contribute.

    Overall the defence was sound. West Ham didn’t or were not allowed to run riot. The midfield didn’t protect the defence and didn’t provide service for the attack. The attack was none existent (in part due to the midfield) but also there were no individual moments of skill.

    The substitutes were right but perhaps too late. Thauvin and Cisse should have been replaced with Aarons and Perez at half time.

    The 4-2-3-1 formation isn’t working. For our next home game I would go all out attack for the three points:

    Janmaat – Mbemba – Colo – Haidara
    Gini – De Jong
    Thauvin – Perez – Aarons

  • 5 terencelim // Sep 15, 2015 at 9:20 AM


  • 6 toonbrother // Sep 15, 2015 at 9:23 AM

    JFA you are gentleman for seeking to honour our bet
    However I do not recall anything being said about SBR foundation
    I don’t even know what that is!
    We agreed the loser would pay £100 TO a charity of the winner’s choosing
    I am the winner having correctly predicted we would not win any of our first five games if colocinni remained involved
    So please let me decide on my charity of choice and pay the £100 to them

  • 7 Jib // Sep 15, 2015 at 9:26 AM

    Agree with every point Slank makes.

    Without getting too hung up on formations I know SM nad AP are old school Brit managers whose philosophy is to bring on your better players when the opposition are tiring , but that just doesn’t work in the EPL.

    You HAVE to start with your best players and seize the initiative from the get go.

  • 8 Rotonda heights // Sep 15, 2015 at 9:29 AM

    We showed some commitment, if not much ambition against manu and arsenal but last night was just insipid and cliche or not, only one team did want to win.

    It was that bad and echoed previous horror shows under pardew and carver, but somehow seemed even worse we were that toothless.

    I want SM to succeed even though I don’t think he merited getting the job. I don’t think we can blame ash for this, however, I think the focus is turning more and more on Carr by the day, although I guess ash did appoint him too.

    So far Nitro is a total liability, Wijnaldum apart from that header is largely anonymous, Thauvin was good against the mighty Northampton but shown little else and only MBemba for me has shown any really class and consistency.

    I wish Abeid and Kemen had been retained, and Perez and Aarons not dumped to the bench. Some strange decision making going on at the minute at NUFC, even for us!!

  • 9 kimbo // Sep 15, 2015 at 9:30 AM

    It is going to a difficult time until we can bring in new central midfield players. Why did we waste money with Cabella mk2, that money would have bought us a decent CM player. Also why did we sell Abeid for virtually nothing, he was far superior to Anita who many on here think is wonderful cause he can pass a ball sideways,backwards 5m .
    Another fine mess!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 10 toonbrother // Sep 15, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    By the way the fixture list is neither here nor there
    ZERO wins in your first 5 is a clear indication there is something fundamentally rotten embedded in the team

    I was able to confidently predict this outcome before the Swansea match (just when everyone on this blog was still on a high celebrating 2-2 draw with Southampton)

    That alone shows my prediction had nothing to do with our fixture list and everything to do we the fatal problems I had identified at the back

    I would like the £100 paid to the following charity

    Please make your donation under the name “JAIL for Ashley” and I would consider the matter closed

  • 11 Slank // Sep 15, 2015 at 9:34 AM

    TikiTakaAcca @ 162

    Completely agree with your analysis.

    Anita & Colback can’t create.

    Cisse’s control was shocking.

    Thauvin was anonymous

    Sissoko offers little or nothing.

    Absolutely Perez and De Jong have to start.

    And yes totally agree that Perez is class, he’s always in space and does not lose the ball.

    And yes I agree that De Jong oozes class too. Also he varies the play which others (except Perez and Gini) don’t.

    And yes again that Wijnaldum is ineffective when the other two midfielders are ‘protecting’ the grass in the centre circle. He needs Tiote for cover and either De Jong or Perez alongside him. I believe Perez would make an excellent playmaker. He has all the skills.

  • 12 stuart no9 // Sep 15, 2015 at 9:48 AM

    Shearer has every right to say his opinion about the club. why not ? More people should start being honest about our club . We are shyte . so what ? we have been for the last 8 years- since fatty arrived . we are going down this year, it should have been last year but some how we avoided it . the sooner we go down the better and start from scratch. Ive never been thrilled with the appointment of maclaren- being sacked from his last 3 clubs ( 2 of which were champiionship sides) and the mess he left england , does not instill much confidence , as proven over the last 5 games . ok , give him a bit more time , but look back over the stats in the last 5 games . shocking really shocking . is it going to get better ??? where and how. played 5 and to be honest never looked like winning any of them. watford away could prove to be one of the most important games this season, lose that , then watch the confidence drain from the team , supporters , everyone. watford is a big big game.

  • 13 Ravostag // Sep 15, 2015 at 10:52 AM

    Stevie seems a pardew clone same side week in week out no planB drop Anita collo Thauvin Cisse and bring in De jong Perez Cisse Aarons and even Lascelles. Taylor predictably out again see him in March. Same old same old

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