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Shearer´s Damning Verdict Of Newcastle At All Levels

7:56 am, Sunday, November 29th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 18 Comments

It´s not too surprising that Alan Shearer was asked on Match of the Day last night to sum up what he thinks is wrong with Newcastle, but he gave it a try.

In fact,  Alan did a good job and pointed at problems at various levels of the club.

It´s with the players first of all because once again they didn´t turn up for the game yesterday.

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Alan Shearer – problems at various levels of the club

Let´s be more specific – they turned up for the first 10 minutes –  we know that because that´s something Steve McClaren made a point of in his interviews after the game.

We went ahead 1-0 after 10 minutes through a good goal from Papiss Cisse – the all-important first goal – but we still collapsed and were 2-1 down seven minutes later.

But Alan also blamed the manager Steve McClaren for not having a match plan of how to handle either Crystal Palace yesterday, Leicester City the week before or Bournemouth when we somehow came away with all 3 points after being pounded all game.

And the Newcastle icon also mentioned the recruitment team who have got away for too long with getting players in who are simply not good enough.

This is what Alan said on BBC last night:

“It’s very difficult to sum up Newcastle’s plight in 30 seconds but I’m going to try.”

“You cannot coach players who do not want to be coached, who are not good enough. They have got too many Monday-to-Friday players: good in training, don’t want to perform on a Saturday.”

“From a manager’s point of view, I don’t see a plan.” “I didn’t see a plan three weeks ago at Bournemouth. I didn’t see a plan last week against Leicester.”

“I certainly did not see a plan today to stop the opposition.”

“Recruitment: the guys in charge of recruiting players have got away with it for such a long time now at Newcastle because the players they have signed are just not good enough. Simple.”

“Apart from that, it’s great. Move on.”

The players are in today for extra training but since the next game is a week today at home to Liverpool that´s simply window dressing by Steve McClaren.

The lads trained for five days last week and we saw no difference yesterday in the way they played the week before at Leicester.

They were hopeless in both games and the defense conceded eight goals in those two games and it could have been a lot more.

And if you listen to any of Steve´s interviews after the game they seemed to be for the consumption of people like Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley – his bosses.

But Steve´s got big problems at the moment and so do Newcastle and it seems we have simply followed on from last season´s disaster with John Carver.

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Tags: Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Premier League · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours




18 responses so far ↓

  • 1 The overrated Frenchman // Nov 29, 2015 at 8:14 AM

    McLaren’s interviews. Meaningless cliches interspersed with smirks and hollow promises. Pardew was more plausible at least. He has to go. He’s not the root cause of the problems, I think we all acknowledge that, but this club needs a lifeline, desperately, and a change of manager is the most direct way to provide it.

  • 2 archaeomag // Nov 29, 2015 at 8:15 AM

    It is the curse of W@nga with their sinister demented shyster puppets

  • 3 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 29, 2015 at 8:17 AM

    Morning…

    So we are finally 14 games into the season, and if stats are to be believe we will be among 4 teams fighting to beat relegation.

    Personally I think if in action were to be made it would now. But how does this shambles of a board self regulate?

    When will Ashley intervene and when will he making professional decisions? Does he know owning a football club is for professionals?

    …those he employ does seem to know the tern accountability or even responsibility.

  • 4 Douglas // Nov 29, 2015 at 8:20 AM

    The problem is Ashley

  • 5 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 29, 2015 at 8:22 AM

    Morning…

    So we are finally 14 games into the season, and if stats are to be believe we will be among the 4 teams fighting to beat relegation.

    Personally I think if any action were to be made it would be now. But how does this shambles of a board self regulate?

    When will Ashley intervene and when will hr be making professional decisions? Does he know owning a football club is for professionals?

    …those he employ does seem to know the tern accountability or even responsibility.

  • 6 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 29, 2015 at 8:25 AM

    Douglas…the problem is not just Ashley!

    …if about accountability and responsibility for all parties and it’s about standing together making sure this does not happen again under new ownership!

    How would you make sure this doesn’t happen and well have to start all over again.

    Saying it’s just Ashley is as misunderstood as in gets and in my opinion why nothing changes at Newcastle.

  • 7 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 29, 2015 at 8:26 AM

    *if = it’s

  • 8 lew // Nov 29, 2015 at 8:28 AM

    It’s time to let Cathro have a go at it!

  • 9 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 29, 2015 at 8:29 AM

    *that was suppose to be English 😉

  • 10 posada // Nov 29, 2015 at 8:33 AM

    Jesper Excellent comment at 6.
    If we keep going now as supporters are we not simply part of the problem.
    It’s a matter of honour. We have let this Clown insult us for 8 years now.

  • 11 Transfer Sage // Nov 29, 2015 at 8:34 AM

    Jesper

    I blame Ashley entirely. I appreciate the players, manager and the board are responsible for the decisions but the philosophy of how the club is ran continue to come from Ashley.

    Also we have had many different chairman, managers, players and we’ve only had 1 good year since Ashley came here. For me he is the common denominator. He is the one who constantly appoints the wrong men in key positions.

    It’s difficult to replace him though as few clubs seem to be getting sold in the premier league now. Happens more in lower leagues where they cost much less.

  • 12 Ron Knee // Nov 29, 2015 at 8:37 AM

    Morning jesper

    It’s a puzzle to many of us how a supposedly rational man like Ashley can continue with an incompetent like Charnley.

    The difference from last year is that our nosedive has started early. Perhaps even a gambler like the parasite will decide to act now before it’s too late.

  • 13 posada // Nov 29, 2015 at 8:37 AM

    Authority and Accountablility should never be seperated.

    Carr calls the shots. When does he step forward to explain the mess. When is he held to account.

    He never is as he is the Confidant of the Fool who owns the club.

  • 14 posada // Nov 29, 2015 at 8:41 AM

    T Sage
    Your right Ashley sets the agenda. But what are these people telling him. They must be saying yes we can make it work. JFK and Wise probably did the same.

  • 15 vidcare // Nov 29, 2015 at 9:18 AM

    Why has our Coach not seen all the weeks its NOT WORKING !! (we are conceding GOALS ) Jamaat right fullback bombing up the wing Not getting back and we end up conceding goals lets have a Fullback ????DEFENDING PLEASE

  • 16 DoctorZelig // Nov 29, 2015 at 12:29 PM

    I disagree with Shearer. Many of the players are plenty good for much more than they are showing.

    The problem is that in key positions we do not have the right players. Here i’m thinking of central defense and central midfield. When those positions do not work a team will collapse, like we have seen.

    Also the manager is a complete mismatch for us.

    We should get Brendan Rodgers in. He could turn it around I really believe that!

  • 17 monty // Nov 29, 2015 at 2:09 PM

    Where have I heard sack the manager before, get a new one players turn up for a couple of games and then revert to the dross they were before. The only thing that needs changing is the greedy spineless gutless squad we have been assembling for the past 3 years. Their shite and always will be.

  • 18 Ravostag // Nov 29, 2015 at 4:43 PM

    Whilst it is plain to see that our squad is woefully inadequate, McClarens team selections are a joke. The defence week after week makes the same mistakes, Janmaat can not defend he should replace sissoko as an attaking wide man. Collocini is a totally liability the basic art of defending is to stay on your feet, Collo defends on his backside in the penalty area and turns his back on any shot as does Dummett (no good as a wing back) hence the number of deflected goals that we concede. Drop the lot Shteve we can not do any worse and try a back four of Anita Mbemba Lascelles and Mbabu, or give young Sterry a game be bold how can we do any worse! We concede at least 3 goals every game.




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