The Newcastle United Blog

News and Commentary On Newcastle United By Ed Harrison, A Proud Exiled Geordie And Lifelong Fan

The Newcastle United Blog header image 2
Howay The Lads!!

Alan Shearer Has High Expectations Of Newcastle

7:57 am, Friday, November 20th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 2 Comments

Alan Shearer opened South Shields FC’s new function rooms at Mariners Park last night and it seems that he expects Newcastle to get something out of our tough game against Leicester  City on Saturday.

Leicester are a good side and very strong mentally and they have come from behind so many times this season that if we do go ahead Newcastle are going to have to keep up the pressure and defend well if we are  to get out third win in five games.

Alan Shearer +Emeralds+Ivy+Ball+Arrivals+xjLhBDsSJyPl

Alan Shearer – expects something from the game

Newcastle are fourth bottom of the league and we need to keep picking up wins if we are to get away from the relegation zone and it;s a home game so we have to go all out for the 3 points.

This is what Alan said last night to the Shields Gazette about the game tomorrow:

“That lucky win at Bournemouth will count for nothing if they don’t get three points against Leicester.”

“They’re a decent team, particularly going forward, where they’re a big threat.” “It doesn’t faze them going behind, so Newcastle will have to watch that.”

“But I would still expect Newcastle to take something from the game, despite Leicester’s record.” “There hasn’t been much progress of late.”

“They got a decent result, not performance, at Bournemouth.” “I hope they can take a little bit of confidence from that, go on a decent run and get away from the relegation zone.”

Wins are wins – and it seems Newcastle´s top goalscorer of all time – 206 goals in 405 games – thinks that win at Bournemouth could give Newcastle some added confidence and certainly 3 points tomorrow would be a great result for us.

It´s still not clear whether top goalscorer Jamie Vardy will be able to play since he´s still carrying a hip injury from the last game against Watford.

Having scored in each of the last nine Premier League games Leicester could even not risk him for the game, so he´s 100% fit when going after Ruud van Nistelrooy´s record of having scored in 10 consecutive Premier League games.

There´s a lot of hope in that statement.


Comments welcome.

Tags: Interview · Newcastle News · Other News · Premier League

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 mindshaft // Nov 20, 2015 at 8:03 AM

    Vardy will play, England game was a mean nothing event and clearly didn’t want to aggravate his hip for nothing … he will see the toon game as an easy way to get his 10th consecutive goal given that Leicesters following game is against manure ( where better to actually break van nistelroy record )
    he’ll be subbed soon after scoring

  • 2 Reyantoon // Nov 20, 2015 at 8:32 AM

    Never saw Leicester play this season. But I remember they have signed some good players;
    Inler is one of them,who is capable of controlling and dominating the midfield.I’m not too worried about Vardy.The key issue is the form of Wijnaldum and Sissoko.Both were very mobile and active in the Norwich game,lead us to a memorable victory,but a bit jaded in the Brnmth game.If they find that form and if we score first,
    We will be on the way.

previous post: Newcastle Fans Reassured About Leicester Game

next post: McClaren – These Players Have Never Been An Ounce Of Trouble