Alan Shearer On How He Thinks Newcastle’s Season Will Go


Alan Shearer thinks it’s going to be another long and hard season for us in the Premier League.

Hope not – we’re sick of struggling in the top-flight.

But that’s his verdict after watching Newcastle struggle to score against a Huddersfield side at John Smith’s Stadium this afternoon in the 1-0 loss.

We had the chances to score, but we don’t have enough players who can put the ball in the back of the net.

Newcastle icon Alan Shearer

Dwight Gayle doesn’t look physical enough playing in the Premier League.



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171 comments so far

  • toon kk

    Aug 20, 2017 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #1

    We don’t need Shearer to tell us that.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 20, 2017 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #2

    Aarons should be coming on ahead of Murphy. It’s rumoured that Rafa’s in for Sissoko on loan.

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  • Tsunki

    Aug 20, 2017 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #3

    Where is that rumoured ketsy?

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  • Legolas

    Aug 20, 2017 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #4

    It was a poor performance today but I am not getting to worried, yet. Can’t believe some on here are having a go at merino, didn’t think he was great but not many played well. I said it last season and will say it again HAYDEN is awful. People need to long at him rather than Merino. I’d honestly rather play Colback.
    I also think Darlow should be starting better all round keeper than Elliot who can’t kick the ball staright. It was woeful watching his distribution today.

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  • catchy in norway

    Aug 20, 2017 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #5

    Mbemba was our best player by a mile today.

    where did Diame come from. he is beyond poor, slow , poor touch, steve harper says he is like a rolls royce. hmmm

    People can look at transfers , but first they should look at the starting line up, if most of us can see Perez and Gayle don’t work, surely Rafa can too. Joselu could and should have started, with either of Perez or Gayle.
    Atsu seems better on the left and Ritchie seems better on the right, but spent most of the game on the the wrong wings and not getting the ball.
    I’ll keep saying it, lascelles is not anywhere near the class of the other 3, he looks like a clown ? lost on the pitch, he thinks he can bring the ball out, but runs into trouble most times, he cannot head the Ball, he gets bullied very easy, he never knows who to pick up and looks like a dithering fool. and he is captain

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 20, 2017 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #6

    Didn’t see the game, but from what I have read, discounting the more hysterical stuff, It is patently obvious that the problem lies in creating chances. We have known this for months. I agree that Rafa needs to stop picking Gayle and perez as the 9-10 combo. The defence today was out of his hands due to injuries, and isn’t actually a massive problem, but scoring clearly is. we need a creator on the field, and any money we have left now should be forked out on that. Scratch the sale of GKs, as the ones we have a good enough for now. WE…..NEED…TO…SCORE.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Aug 20, 2017 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #7

    That rumour is in Ketsy’s head. Shearer has said anything we didn’t already know.

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  • Jib

    Aug 20, 2017 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #8

    Where is that rumoured ketsy?

    here
    http://www.planetzognews.com

    just next to the item about Trump and Corbyn being gay lovers

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 20, 2017 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #9

    Yes, and it’s rumoured that ketsy is in for Marveaux.

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 20, 2017 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #10

    Tsunki

    He read it in the Asterix and the Transfer Window of the Romans.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 20, 2017 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #11

    Will this bother Ashley at all? I think he will start to get nervous if we go a few more without a win but by then it will be too late. Sad stuff Mike. You really are a knob.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 20, 2017 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #12

    Don’t worry ketsy. We’re bringing back Sissoko, Marveaux, and Santon in the next couple of days. Then it’s on to the league title.

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  • hitman

    Aug 20, 2017 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #13

    We look like a champo team struggling to make the step up.bit like boro last year.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 20, 2017 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #14

    You can tell we had a bad game if all we comment on is ketsy…… Harrumph!

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 20, 2017 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #15

    I am with a lot of people on ere that Gayle is not cut out to be a lone striker in the prem. If Rafa is going to persist with him, surely it’s time to either give him a strike partner, or play him as the no.10 with a better suited front man.

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  • Jib

    Aug 20, 2017 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #16

    GeordieTwo
    We lost by a single goal away from home to quite a good shot by Aaron Mooys
    Mike Ashley wasn’t playing in the defence
    Sport isn’t really your thing is it ?

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  • catchy in norway

    Aug 20, 2017 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #17

    Rafa had better options for the start of the match and subs than he used today,
    he needs to look in the mirror for this loss

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 20, 2017 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #18

    “United were outplayed and beaten by a Huddersfield Town side that has been strengthened in the right places from the play-off winners by a smart manager backed by the owner.” From NUFC.com. Have a read Mike you pinhead.

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  • Jib

    Aug 20, 2017 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #19

    Great own goal by Batshauyi

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 20, 2017 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #20

    Control yourself Jib. It’s called an opinion. You have one as well. So does everyone else on here. Don’t try to tell me what to say. You’re not up to it lad.

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  • santon3

    Aug 20, 2017 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #21

    Sorry, but Rafa needs to change his tactics. He can’t keep playing Gayle, Ritchie, Atsu. Ritchie is a winger who keeps going backward, Gayle is a waste of space, Atsu tried his best but needs different options. You can’t play Gayle as main striker, he won’t win any headers no matter how good the crosses.
    Maybe Rafa needs to try Aarons, Murphy, with Joselu &/or Mitro (442), or even try play SDJ (451).

    I really think Gayle will be good as a sub rather than as starter.

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  • toon kk

    Aug 20, 2017 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #22

    Hitman
    That’s exactly what we are.
    Many fans over rate us, but we are no more than a championship side going through the motions in the wrong league.

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  • Ron Knee

    Aug 20, 2017 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #23

    I wonder if he’ll start Mitro against Forest, or maybe Joselu?

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  • santon3

    Aug 20, 2017 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #24

    not really worried about these 2 loses, too early to be doom and gloom. We are not Title Contenders and there are 36 games left.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 20, 2017 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #25

    We knew it was going to be a struggle even if Rafa got proper support. I think as the season goes on it’s going to be obvious the club needs major investment whether Mike wants to do it or not. We aren’t good enough as it stands. With Shelvey and Lejeune back in we’re a little stronger. But our striker options are far too limited. This won’t go away. Either we get a couple of very good players in or we are in a relegation fight again.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Aug 20, 2017 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #26

    I think Ritchie has to go into centre midfield or play in the number 10 role. We only had one threat down the wing and that was Atsu. For me Ritchie is wasted out wide, he isn’t in the game enough.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 20, 2017 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #27

    Rafa knows how to organize a starting 11 but he has said repeatedly that we need better players. This isn’t doom and gloom it’s just a statement of fact. You can’t get by in this league with Gayle, Mitro, and Hoser Loo.

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  • santon3

    Aug 20, 2017 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #28

    Novo

    yes, probably better as LWB

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  • toon kk

    Aug 20, 2017 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #29

    It doesn’t matter who Rafa starts the whole squad is championship quality and no more, it will be proven as the season go’s by.
    When a squad lacks quality there’s only one way for survival and that’s hard work and determination, something Huddersfield are putting to there advantage, maybe we could learn something from them.

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  • santon3

    Aug 20, 2017 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #30

    Leicester won the league, and please don’t say because they bought quality players like Mahrez, Kante, Vardy. They were nobody before they won the league, if we bought them you would be b!tching we have no ambition blablabla.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 20, 2017 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #31

    Looking at the schedule, it’s a good mix of poor and good teams. There are no really horrific stretches through December. We simply have to play better against bottom teams like we are. Pick up the phone and make another request for reinforcements Rafa.

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  • santon3

    Aug 20, 2017 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #32

    ffs everyone was so happy getting rid Simpson

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  • Shoulders knees

    Aug 20, 2017 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #33

    We all know that players are better with confidence, so the sooner we get a result the better but we don’t look like getting the goals to get it.
    If we aren’t going to play Mitro or sdj from the bench then move them on.

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  • Ron Knee

    Aug 20, 2017 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #34

    toon kk

    Think we would have had a result, but for the injuries and red card. We desperately need strengthening, of course.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 20, 2017 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #35

    So we’re now signing Reina, Kenedy, Praet and Batyshuayi

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 20, 2017 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #36

    Has Rafa gotten a single first choice player in? One that he really thought could make a big difference? I doubt it other than Lejeune possibly. He’s gotten development players yes but no difference makers. Especially in attack.

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  • Moonraker15

    Aug 20, 2017 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #37

    Why do we always have fcukin Shearer telling us what we already know? I wish he would just keep quiet and let us wallow in our self pity for once.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 20, 2017 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #38

    MIke to Rafa: “Get us anybody you want Rafa. As long as the cost less than 10M or so. And make sure they are young so I can sell them on in a couple of seasons and leave you in the soup again.”

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 20, 2017 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #39

    No pity here. Just anger at having this idiot for an owner. Ten years of this bollocks! Ten bloody years!

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  • santon3

    Aug 20, 2017 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #40

    Jib #16
    I agree with you

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