After the complete disaster that happened last year at Newcastle we are not sure of anything these days.
And it’s worrying that Newcastle have had a bad spell in the Championship and in the last three games without Jonjo Shelvey we have lost 6 points on some of the challenging clubs in the league, including Brighton and Reading.
Alan Shearer – two new year wishes
And to lose twice to third bottom club Blackburn Rovers seems unbelievable, but we did and the win yesterday is Blackburn’s first since they beat us on November 26th at St. James’ Park having lose four and drawn two since then.
But the two Blackburn wins have helped with one of Alan Shearer’s new year wishes – he wants to see Blackburn in better shape and not fighting against relegation.
He also wants the friction with the owners – VH Group – to be sorted out too.
These are Alan’s two wishes for this year as he spoke on Coral:
“I have two wishes.”
“One is to see Newcastle promoted, and I want to see my old club Blackburn – they are in the mire, they are in a dogfight.”
“I don’t like to see where they are at this moment in time. I don’t like to see the disharmony between the fans and the owners.”
“So I want to see Newcastle promoted and Blackburn climb up the league, get out of trouble and get a bit of happiness back at the football club.”
With our poor results since late November Newcastle will have to get sorted and start on a winning streak again.
Maybe it’s just that Jonjo Shelvey has been missing and when he returns we should be back to winning games again on a regular basis.
Everything Newcastle have done since last May is geared completely to getting promoted this season and that is job one above everything else for the next four months.
We’d like to see Rafa bring in cover for Jonjo Shelvey in January plus a striker and a winger to augment the squad that will ensure promotion.
Not getting promoted this season is not even worth thinking about.
We need to win at Brentford in the league on January 16th and then Jonjo is back and hopefully we can get back on track and open up some points on the 3rd placed side.