Alan Shearer’s Verdict – Woeful, Embarrassing, Hopeless, Inept

When we put out Alan Shearer’s tweet after the embarrassing result yesterday Alan again used the word woeful for the performance but on the Match of the Day on the BBC last night with Gary Linekar and Martin Keown he came up with some different words to describe the display.

Alan said it was woeful, embarrassing, hopeless, inept.

After the game we had suggested pathetic, depressing, atrocious, disgraceful, deplorable and shameful.

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Alan Shearer – spooked by Newcastle performance

So there are plenty of words to describe the performance yesterday by the Newcastle team that was gutless – especially in the second half.

This is some of what Alan Shearer said on Match of the Day last night:

“There was one word – a five-letter word – that was trending in Newcastle today about their performance.”

“I can’t use it here for obvious reasons. Words that I can use? Woeful, embarrassing, hopeless, inept.”

“There was just a lack of effort, passion and commitment. You can put it a poor performance but you cannot accept a lack of effort like the Newcastle players did.”

“I watched them come out in the second half and they were walking around. There was just no commitment to the game.”

” It is just not acceptable.”

We have no idea where Newcastle go from here, but the Chronicle keeps saying Steve McClaren will be given plenty of time to turn this thing around.

But they are also reported when John Carver was on that losing streak that he remained the favorite to get the head coach job at the end of the season.

He didn’t and was fired along with assistant Steve Stone.

Newcastle are letting their fans down at almost every level of the club.

To say the performance yesterday not good enough is a huge understatement – but we’ve seen that kind of display far too many times this season and this year for that matter.

We have only five wins in 32 league games this year and next up are Crystal Palace, Liverpool and Tottenham.

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Enough said.