You can never accuse Newcastle icon Alan Shearer of being a fan of Newcastle owner Mike Ashley, who continues to amaze the fans with the things he does at the club.
Ashley did release a positive statement on Rafa Benitez and the team last night.
That was after the excellent 3-0 win over Chelsea – where we outplayed last season’s PL Champions.
Ashley said he would continue to support Rafa:
“Rafa, as always, has my full support, and contrary to some media reports that portray me as a pantomime villain, I will continue to ensure that every penny generated by the club is available to him.”
But on BBC’s Match of the Day last night Alan Shearer was having none of it, and he said the statement was merely a cut and paste from last year’s announcement.
It was just a little bit different last year when he said Rafa could “have every last penny from the club.”
Alan Shearer – a cut and paste job from Ashley
That didn’t happen of course and Rafa was restricted in the transfer money he was given from Ashley for last summer.
.This is what Alan Shearer said on Match of the Day last night.
“Copy and paste, different day,” “It’s exactly the same thing.”
“Give him some money to spend.” “Rafa’s always wanted money to spend.”
“He’s made a profit on transfers. “I would give him the backing he deserves.”
“He’s got Newcastle into 10th position. “
“If he can do that with that squad, can you imagine what he’d do with some backing and some finance?”
That’s a good point, and NBC Sports have said that Newcastle could be a top six side if they get a new owner into the club.
Where’s Ms. Amanda Staveley when we need her?