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Alan Shearer Blasts This Newcastle Player

8:54 am, Monday, September 21st, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 13 Comments

Alan Shearer is certainly not pulling his punches since Newcastle lost at West Ham last Monday night and then at home to Watford on Saturday – two defeats and two poor performances from the team.

After the 2-0 defeat at West Ham Alan said Newcastle would have been better off not having the Newcastle number 9 on the pitch.

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Alan Shearer – another blast at Cisse

And today in his Sun column he has blasted the striker once again.

Thai is what Alan has written:

“Papiss Cisse had one great chance and scuffed it wide,” “Other than that, he didn’t really have a lot to do.”

“He clearly doesn’t want to be at the club. You wonder what effect that is having on the dressing room.”

Cisse missed a great chance for Newcastle on Saturday after 14 minutes, just four minutes after Watford had gone ahead.

Cisse was through in the inside left position, but he shot wide of the post – a poor effort – and he should have at least forced a save from the goalkeeper.

A goal at that stage would have had Newcastle right back in it and goals change games.

As it was, it was a surprise Cisse even started the game after he didn´t play well at all at West Ham and he was withdrawn at the half on Saturday and on came Siem de Jong.

If Cisse doesn´t want to be at Newcastle that would be a negative for the team but it´s pure speculation from the 45 year-old Newcastle legend.

The last thing we want to see this season is more dressing room unrest.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Alan Shearer · Newcastle News · Papiss Cisse · Premier League · Press

13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Sep 21, 2015 at 9:03 AM

    Fighting a relegation battle
    no chance got NO fighters in that team
    it will be relegation WITHOUT a fight.
    looks like they/most have given up already
    Wijnaldum already does not look like he wants to be here
    My predictions up to new year…
    TOONS?Fixtures up to New Year
    Premier League
    Newcastle v Watford Sat 19 Sep 15:00 loose
    Newcastle v Chelsea Sat 26 Sep 17:30 loose

    Man City v Newcastle Sat 3 Oct 15:00 loose
    Newcastle v Norwich Sun 18 Oct 16:00 draw
    Sunderland v Newcastle Sun 25 Oct 12:00 loose
    Newcastle v Stoke Sat 31 Oct 15:00 draw

    Bournemouth v Newcastle Sat 7 Nov 12:45 draw
    Newcastle v Leicester Sat 21 Nov 15:00 draw
    Crystal Palace v Newcastle Sat 28 Nov 15:00 loose

    Newcastle v Liverpool Sat 5 Dec 15:00 loose
    Tottenham v Newcastle Sat 12 Dec 15:00 loose
    Newcastle v Aston Villa Sat 19 Dec 15:00 win
    Newcastle v Everton Sat 26 Dec 15:00 loose
    West Brom v Newcastle Mon 28 Dec 15:00 draw

  • 2 cyprus // Sep 21, 2015 at 9:04 AM

    Alan, mate, you ain’t helping me here.

  • 3 nut meg // Sep 21, 2015 at 9:05 AM

    2nd repost
    Regarding the captain,I agree. We don’t need or want a silent Harpo Marx type.We do need & badly want a vocal leader to drive this team, to bully them if necessary,to organize,someone for them to look up to,to respect. Someone who gets the players to carry out SM instructions on the field, a REAL LEADER of men is a must not a harp playing pantomime artist.Until that happens I fear for our future.

  • 4 cyprus // Sep 21, 2015 at 9:08 AM

    So 9 points total till Jan?!

    We’re that bad you believe eh.

    Most teams I’ve seen are still not clicking. Most are actually beatable. We ain’t that bad, surely.

  • 5 Lilongwe Geordie // Sep 21, 2015 at 9:11 AM

    I’d say there are a few that want out, but none that are performing at a level that will attract any bids. The club should have done as it said and made its own luck in the summer. Released a few, forced through a few departures and done more to replace them in the squad and develop the character of the squad. Willo, Rivi, Marveaux, Cisse, Sissoko, Colo, Tiote, Obertan etc should all have been helped to find new clubs and allowed to leave with replacements who improve the character, the attitude and the quality of the squad brought in. This isn’t something new, a lot of people had been saying it all summer.

    Whether it is that they were holding out for cash, or didn’t want to spend on the replacements who knows, but make our own luck we did not.

    Still, we have what we have, and McClaren needs to learn quickly the best way to utilise them. He says he still doesn’t know his best team formation or the identity of the club. 3, nearly 4 months in that is pretty worrying. The identity should come from him, it should be a style of play he wants to develop, a belief within the group that he wants to instil into the group. If he is still unsure on that then we are in real trouble.

    The players are better than they have shown so far, but are still being hamstrung by negative tactics and mindsets. Something that has been drummed into the club by Ashley, Pardew, Llambias and Charnley. Statements like we can’t compete with such and such, or success in cups leads to relegation etc. Basically telling the club and fans that we aren’t up to it. That gets into the mind set of the players and we end up hoping to nick something against garbage. Add that to the heartless and gutless players like Sissoko, Cisse, Colo etc and it is a recipe for disaster.

    Watched the match on Saturday with a Villa fan, a Reading fan and a Man U fan. They all said at least we were now being negative whilst having possession, unlike when we were negative without possession under Pardew. Whilst we are retaining possession we have a chance to change our fortunes, but it requires McClaren to take a more adventurous approach.

    We are still paying the price for the last few years attitude, and it requires wholesale changes to alter it. Continuing the same approach of defensive football just reinforces the old mentality.

    Mourinho has never won at SJP in the league, we have to keep it that way otherwise the players retained from last year won’t have the mental strength to pull us out of a bad run when we hit the less difficult games.

  • 6 Lilongwe Geordie // Sep 21, 2015 at 9:19 AM

    Talk of our difficult start, new manager and integration of new players is made a nonsense of by West Ham’s start. City, Arsenal and Liverpool away in their first 6 games – won all 3. 9 new signings, new manager and back room staff.

    West Ham only won 3 of their last 21 games last season, so they were a team that was also in complete disarray when Bilic took over.

  • 7 beermonkey // Sep 21, 2015 at 9:21 AM


    was colo a club decision or McLaren
    I think McLaren knew we would only be getting mbemba in this window and with colo willo taylor all out the door end of the season
    with the club hampering itself with the buying young no prem experience players it looked like it was a good plan

    nice to see the press giving us a bit of a kicking while we are down will the club be banning some people today

  • 8 John Tudor // Sep 21, 2015 at 9:26 AM

    when will the fans realise we ARE in the deep doo doo

  • 9 beermonkey // Sep 21, 2015 at 9:27 AM


    iam not sure about all the players that west ham bought but they seem to have bought more of the finished article, we buy them a year or 2 away not a bad plan if they come into a team that does ok, stoke or Southampton, to hit the ground running and make our own luck we needed the finished article

    the clubs buying policy is going to hamper us for a while

  • 10 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Sep 21, 2015 at 9:27 AM

    were you there Saturday – They were sh*t came on warmed up as if they did not want didn’t give a F**k to be there which continued into the game and by 25 minutes 2-0 down walk in the park -Oh by the way Watford scored two in the first 25 more than we managed in the whole of last season and the first 6 of this season.
    It was awful and it reflected on the fans who could not be bothered either very little singing – like the moon no atmosphere except for the Watford fans who out sung us all game.
    There is a maliase in the club and it needs sorting out quick!!!!!!!

  • 11 Lilongwe Geordie // Sep 21, 2015 at 9:31 AM

    I don’t think it really matters who made the decision. I’ve said for a long time the mistakes aren’t just one persons. There are very few that could escape blame, from the players through to Ashley. However Ashley is the one who implemented a ‘football board’ where none of the members are dwell qualified or suitable for that role – Charnley the closest to a possible exception.

    If Ashley is no longer in charge (cough bull£@*! cough) then McClaren is part of the football board which discuss all football decisions. So McClaren would have been fully aware. He said for a long time he was happy with what he had, if he wasn’t then before the window closes was the time to speak.

  • 12 toon-to-win // Sep 21, 2015 at 9:53 AM

    Cisse should have been sold when they had the chance. Charlie austin was a no brainer, guarenteed goals, british, good age…ok the £15m at first glance seems steep, but then you look at the prices being paid these days and for a striker to guarentee 15+ goals a season for that is a steal! Balotelli cost £16m and look what he returned. I think away from home perez up top with obertan and aarons out wide and play counter attacking football and just hit them with pace. Alternatively i think playing wijnuldum up top (good leap and very strong) with perez playing off him in more of a 4-4-2 formation. I said before the watford game to play 4-1-4-1 but im starting to realise that we dont have a good defensive midfielder! Unless lascelles was given a chance there to see if hed be any good

  • 13 Lynxie // Sep 21, 2015 at 10:52 AM

    I don’t know how much of Lascelles you have seen, but he is more error strewn than Williamson, and very prone to ball watching, worse than Colo. So good luck with that one.
    he is far from the finished article, and you only get what you pay for. Remember, he couldn’t even get in a very poor Nottingham Forest team last season………….

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