Alan Shearer had some damning comments to make on BBC´s Match of the Day on Saturday night about Newcastle´s terrible situation, where it seems we have top players who think it´s beyond them to be in a relegation battle so don´t seem to give a damn on the pitch.
Such was the display against Bournemouth, whose team was put together at a fraction of the cost of the team put out by Newcastle, but they won the game quite easily 3-1 and it could have been worse after a number of Newcastle players simply gave up.
Alan Shearer – what a mess
That´s a complete disgrace when you are wearing the famous black and white shirt of Newcastle and at home too – as we said what is happening at Newcastle at the moment disgraces the football club.
My father will be turning in his grave at the antics going on at Newcastle these days.
Young Cherries manager Eddie Howe was the latest man who out-coached the woeful Steve McClaren, who has simply run out of ideas and has taken to saying:
“Newcastle is the most frustrating side I’ve ever worked with”.
OK – well that doesn´t help much.
This is what Alan Shearer represents the views of a lot of Newcastle fans – who are in dismay at the complete and utter at Newcastle right now.
This is what Alan said on BBC Match of the Day on Saturday night, some of each we had out on Sunday:
“McClaren is in massive trouble.” “He has to take his fair share of the blame.” “But the whole club is a mess from top to bottom.”
“There’s no statements of intent on the pitch when it really matters.” “They’ve got no Academy players coming through.”
“The Chief Scout Graham Carr holds all if not most of the power with players coming in and coming out.” “The team lacks characters and leaders.”
“He’s not a manager at Newcastle, I’m not so sure he has all that say on players coming in, coming out.” “He’s also on the Board which is another bizarre decision.”
What has happened at Newcastle in the last year or two is what happens when you have people running the club who are completely out of their depth.
You get lucky now and again with a good performance but in the main performances like Saturday´s are the norm.
Since the beginning of last year here;s are record last season and this season.
And this is the woeful position we find ourselves in – a full 9 points behind 5th bottom Swansea City and the worst goal difference of any team above us in the league – which always counts as an extra point in a relegation battle.
What an absolute disgrace and at most companies and even other Premier League clubs – heads would have rolled long before now.
Maybe one will roll today as the woeful Steve McClaren at long last is expected to be fired.
What took then so long?