Alan Shearer has been outspoken on just how pathetic Newcastle have been this season and all year for that matter and recently he mentioned his son Will – who is now 15 (would you believe it!) – would rather watch rugby than Newcastle United.
Karren Brady – West Ham Vice-Chairman since 2010
Newcastle are in a terrible state at the moment and the powers that be will have to act soon if things don’t turn around soon because we are in real danger of relegation this season.
We are second bottom of the league at the moment and even Sunderland are above us so that tells you the depth of our problems.
In truth the only person who can act is owner Mike Ashley and he cannot allow Lee Charnley to make a third choice of manager this year if indeed McClaren is fired.
His choice of John Carver and Steve McClaren have been absolutely disastrous and have brought us only 5 wins and 20 defeats in 33 league game this year – since Alan Pardew left the club.
Karren Brady has sent a message to Mike Ashley via The Sun:
“Alan Shearer’s 15-year-old son often chooses rugby over Newcastle United.”
“The waste of a free ticket may upset the owner more than his club’s failings but, according to Shearer, son Will is not alone.”
“Newcastle are going through an abysmal time, despite boss Steve McClaren saying ‘we are doing the right things every day’, bar matchday, I guess.”
“Owner Mike Ashley has to try to rectify things in the January transfer window, or accept one of our great clubs is on the road to relegation.”
West Ham are only one of the clubs who have overtaken us this season and they appointed Slaven Bilic as manager in the summer to take over from Sam Allardyce, whose contract was allowed to run out.
Sam is now busy saving Sunderland and we expect him to be successful in doing that – he’s a no-nonsense manager – something that Newcastle need right now.
West Ham are currently in 8th place on 22 points in the league – 12 more than Newcastle have.
Slaven hasn’t taken much time to get the Hammers going this season.