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

8:15 am, Sunday, November 22nd, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 8 Comments

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.



Tags: Coaching · Newcastle News · Premier League




8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 optimistic prime // Nov 22, 2015 at 8:28 AM

    Don’t worry folks, Ashley will buy more substandard players to bolster our squad.

  • 2 nut meg // Nov 22, 2015 at 8:36 AM

    The co-commentator said we were sluggish from the off and there was a big gap in fitness levels compared to LC.That in itself is not acceptable.The stream I tried to watch it on was useless so can’t really comment on the game BUT, why do we look to be so unfit ?

  • 3 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Nov 22, 2015 at 8:42 AM

    Still not calmed down from yesterday’s SHITE performance. John Anderson is right it is a sad place to be when the biggest cheer was for Vardy when he went off and I have never seen 50,000 fans become 10,000 at the most including 3,500 Leicester fans taking the piss out of us.
    The club stinks on and off the pitch.

    Sad to say but relegation maybe two divisions might get rid of the players, management and owners

    Maybe doing a Portsmouth in the end might not be a bad thing to cut out the disease that is spreading through the club, fans and the City.

  • 4 Jail for Ashley // Nov 22, 2015 at 8:50 AM

    Charlie,
    That’s so sad!

  • 5 Ron Knee // Nov 22, 2015 at 8:50 AM

    I have to reserve some of my venom for Carr. Where should his loyalties lie – to the club or to Ashley?

    He must see that the Ashley blueprint is a disaster, so why does he faithfully work to it? If he doesn’t agree with it he should resign.

  • 6 John Tudor // Nov 22, 2015 at 8:53 AM

    said that all along the man is a pariah and needs extracting
    doing a total fall from the top structures of football may be the only way out

  • 7 Tsunki // Nov 22, 2015 at 8:55 AM

    You can send out as many messages and emails from the ‘team’ the ‘captain’ the ‘coach’ and the ‘ managing director’ ( They are all from the PR department) but reality doesn’t sugar coat or compromise. We are a cynically run sales and media business parasitically draining sporting tradition from a once great club. We are being strip mined until all the goodness has been sacked out – when the cash stops flowing, the carcass will be cast into a ditch.

  • 8 Graymee... // Nov 22, 2015 at 9:10 AM

    The casualness of the team epitomises the lack of leadership on the pitches. No real captain. No one points a finger or bollocks anyone.




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