Alan Shearer Reacts To Another Newcastle Defeat

Here’s Alan Shearer’s reaction to his two former clubs playing and for the second time this season Blackburn beat Newcastle 1-0 – this time at Ewood Park.

27 comments so far

  • clinath@ed

    Jan 2, 2017 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #1

    Simple Al, and to the point.

  • toon kk

    Jan 2, 2017 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #2

    Two errors cost us at least a point, Colback and Rafa for playing him. (He should know better by now )

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jan 2, 2017 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #3

    I’d like to be excited about potential signings. There’s none of it. Just Sammy Ameobi coming back.

  • colwell

    Jan 2, 2017 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #4

    Sammy and Vuckic coming back thats it Brighton that title is ours now give up.

  • lochinvar

    Jan 2, 2017 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #5

    Sammy Ameobi may be coming back but just to clear out his locker.
    Hopefully Colback will carry his bags for him on the way out.

    There is a lack of purpose and energy missing from the team – either they need more Lucozade or some new players to show them the way…the fist option is cheap and only provides a short term sugar rush The second option is preferable.

  • clinath@ed

    Jan 2, 2017 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #6

    This leagues is never won before January. Whoever has the most successful run in will clinch it

  • RUNAWAY777

    Jan 2, 2017 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #7

    If we dont improve with finnishing touch we will struggle lose a few games God knows what will go through the players minds and will rafa have the answers we will see

  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 2, 2017 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #8

    Surely Rafa is more astute than that. Vickie & Sammy going to make the difference. More of worry is : has Mitro played his last game & is off to Swansea or whoever. Why wasn’t he at least on the bench today Charlie is right the two big bruisers marked Gayle completely out of things today. Mitro wouldn’t have been bossed like that. Would also have give Gayle some space. Anyhow he has a chance to try that combination against the Brummies next. Would also bring back Yedlin and push Anita into playmaker role.

  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 2, 2017 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #9

    If Colback offered a moment of brilliance, a moment of flair, something dynamic I would say it would be worth having him in the team.
    However, he offers non of the above and gives daft fouls away.
    Needs replacing – not his fault – just some players – reach higher levels.

    Good display of passing around the back, across the pitch, need to have some other attacking options..
    Should have won that game in all reality -Gayle is a decent poacher and thats about it.

  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 2, 2017 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #10

    Comment 6. Yes but we’ve seen NUFC regularly end it’s season in January by getting knocked out of the Cup , losing string of matches & failing to make decent signings in the window. WE must act now. especially with Jonjo still out & no real back & 3 of our better players of f to Africa for several weeks. The bit players who will have to come in are simply not good enough


    Jan 2, 2017 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #11

    Mitro was bossed like that against them last time was he not?

    Disappointing result today but we dominated them near enough completely, shouldn’t of lost and should of seen subs earlier but stuff it we will buy again and get rolling once more

    As for all the flack Colback is getting (he wasn’t great tbf) but the reason him and Hayden have to do Shelveys job is because of Shelvey

  • yorkymag

    Jan 2, 2017 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #12

    Anyone why was the second goal dissallowed ?

  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 2, 2017 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #13

    Mister Tuff. Can you please arrange to give him a lift FREE back to Stadium of S..te. ? They need “additions” to give them the final push for the drop but don’t have any money apparently.

  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 2, 2017 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #14

    Yorkymag – handball by Clark mate

  • Toonfan8

    Jan 2, 2017 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #15

    Benitez review after Liverpool
    Inter Milan 2009/2010 (Mourinho)
    1. 24,10,4, , 82pts 2,16 avg pts
    Inter Milan 2010/2011 (Benitez was there till 23.December then Leonardo)
    6W 5D 4L 1,53 avg pts
    17W 2D 4L 2,30 avg pts (Leonardo)

    Chelsea 2011/2012 (Villas Boas, Di Matteo)
    6. 18.10.10, 64pts 1,68 Avg pts
    Chelsea 2012/2013 (Di Matteo, Benitez)
    7W 3D 2L 24Pts 2 Avg pts
    13W 6D 5L 45 Pts 1,875 Avg pts
    Chelsea 2013/2014 (Mourinho)
    3. 25,7,6, 82pts avg 2,16

    Napoli 2012/2013(W.Mazzari)
    2. 23, 9, 6, 78pts, avg 2,05
    Napoli 2013/2014 (R.Benitez)
    3. 23,9,6, 78pts, avg 2,05
    Napoli 2014/2015 (R.Benitez)
    5. 18,9,11, 63pts, avg 1,66
    Napoli 2015/2016 (M.Sarri)
    2. 25,7,6, 82pts, avg 2,16

    Real Madrid 2014/2015 (C.Ancelotti)
    2., 30,2,6, 92pts, avg 2,42
    Real Madrid 2015/2016 (R.Benitez/Z.Zidane)
    11. 4. 3. 37pts, avg 2,05 (Benitez part)
    17. 2. 1. 53pts, avg 2,79 (Zidane part)
    Real Madrid 2016/2017 (Zidane)
    11.4.0. 37pts, avg 2,47

    So here I made something really interesting teams which Benitez managed, before him, his time, after him…on avg points everyone did better than him…

  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 2, 2017 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #16

    WWSBRD. I still maintain it would have given Gayle more of free role.For a team which has some much possession we can afford two up top but he seems reluctant to try it. Give it a go against Birmingham? And yes I agree we have limited options without Shelvey & that’s why we need to act NOW in the transfer market. We need a quality alternative playmaker & Colback & Hayden are sadly not the answer

  • yorkymag

    Jan 2, 2017 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #17

    I was down close to the front and we could not quite see
    On coalback other than a stupid foul ,he I think had a better game than Hayden today who seemed out of sorts and gave the ball away so much and showed little composure with the final ball ,not his job but we simply have to get more creativity in midfield
    I am more concerned with Ritchie who I thought was worse than poor today

  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 2, 2017 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #18

    What are you saying Toonfan – it’s time to go?

  • clinath@ed

    Jan 2, 2017 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #19

    West lancs, the squad is staring to look a little tired, and a freshen up this month would not hurt, I agree.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 2, 2017 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #20

    Just looked up the leading scorers in the Championship and it makes worrying reading when we rely on playing one up front and if anything happens to him – Gayle

    Next best Goufran with 4 in joint 42nd position

    Most other teams have two players and sometimes three players above Goufran

    Dwight Gayle Newcastle Utd 19
    Glenn Murray Brighton & Hove 15
    Scott Hogan Brentford 13
    Tammy Abraham Bristol City 12
    Chris Wood Leeds Utd 11
    Sam Winnall Barnsley 11
    Jonathan Kodjia Aston Villa 9
    Daniel Graham Blackburn 9
    Sam Gallagher Blackburn 9
    Danny Ward Rotherham 9
    Garath McCleary Reading 8
    Thomas Ince Derby County 8
    Anthony Knockaert Brighton & Hove 8
    Jackson Irvine Burton Albion 8
    Elias Kachunga Huddersfield 8
    Lukas Jutkiewicz Birmingham City 7
    Chris Martin Fulham 7
    David Edwards Wolverhampton 7
    Clayton Donaldson Birmingham City 6
    Henri Lansbury Nottm Forest 6
    Fernando Martin Forestieri Sheffield Wed 6
    Steven Fletcher Sheffield Wed 6
    Helder Costa Wolverhampton 6
    Marley Watkins Barnsley 6
    Sam Baldock Brighton & Hove 6
    Nahki Wells Huddersfield 6
    Jacob Murphy Norwich City 6
    Cameron Jerome Norwich City 6
    Apostolos Vellios Nottm Forest 6
    Britt Assombalonga Nottm Forest 6
    Graham Dorrans Norwich City 5
    Peter Whittingham Cardiff City 5
    Yann Kermorgant Reading 5
    Gary Hooper Sheffield Wed 5
    Anthony Pilkington Cardiff City 5
    Stefan Johansen Fulham 5
    Tom Cairney Fulham 5
    Grant Ward Ipswich Town 5]
    Jordan Hugill Preston 5]
    Callum Robinson Preston 5
    Idrissa Sylla QP Rangers 5
    Will Grigg Wigan Athletic 5
    Lee Tomlin Bristol City 4
    Brett Pitman Ipswich Town 4
    Jamie Ward Burton Albion 4
    Lloyd Dyer Burton Albion 4
    Rickie Lambert Cardiff City 4
    Sone Aluko Fulham 4
    Yoan Gouffran Newcastle Utd 4

  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 2, 2017 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #21

    Yorkymag I tend to agree. Both Ritchie & Hayden poor. Hayden just can not shoot & his distribution today was poor. WE need a quality midfield playmaker even if only on loan. Someone out of favour of ilk of Delph or Cleverley perhaps. Would also consider : Ings, Crouch & Ince as additional attacking options especially as he obviously doesn’t fancy Mitro

  • Tsunki

    Jan 2, 2017 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #22

    Anyone care to argue for us not needing to strengthen the squad this window? Squad “good enough” ? Colback “does the hard yards” and the “dirty work” …? Pfft. Ritchie starting to look a level down from when he signed. Left hand side of the pitch with Dummett and Gouffran for the rest of the season? Dear oh dear. They hadn’t even a yellow card to show on the stat board at ht. Pathetic.

  • yorkymag

    Jan 2, 2017 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #23

    All the talk in the pub prior today was that mitro is gone and that the lad I think judge from Brentford is deal done ,only pub chat but makes sense with Murphy on the bench

  • Mag52

    Jan 2, 2017 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #24

    Perez is a bit of a mystery.
    He looked good a couple of years ago when he first arrived and he was played as the lone striker in the same setup as Rafa plays.
    There’s no way he should be a lone striker, but could it be that he preferred that role rather than the no. 10 position and consequently has lost his enthusiasm.


    Jan 2, 2017 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #25

    Tbf I agree we could of sacrificed a midfielder for another striker much earlier today but am not bothered about it being Mitro, tbh I’d sooner see what Murphy has to offer

    Though equally I thought Atsu and Lazaar should of been on as Goofy and Dummett offered next to nothing and we didn’t need there defensive nature while Blackburn offered nothing

    As for the CM issue I imagine that’s why we have 3 offers in for a CMs currently

  • Moonraker15

    Jan 2, 2017 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #26

    You Arsene sad case! This is football not chess! By the way are you suggesting Rafa has less points than McClaren? Sometimes I think those that mock Toon supporters have a point.
    I think he should have put Murphy and Atsu on sooner, but that’s because I know the result; if one of those goalmouth scrambles had resulted in a goal I wouldn’t be saying it.
    They had 2 shots on target and one of those was the free kick. What can say other than bad luck and well played Toon.
    In Rafa we trust!

  • Moonraker15

    Jan 2, 2017 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #27

    * freakin predictive text


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