Alan Shearer Full Of Praise For Newcastle Number 9

Newcastle got a good point at Watford yesterday in the 1-1 draw.

But the performance warranted a win – but unfortunately, we conceded in the 82nd minute after Salomon Rondon had put us ahead with a great header after 29 minutes.

It was an excellent team goal from Newcastle.

But that solidity was back in the side, but it was still a late defensive lapse that cost us the win.

But the performance was so much better than at Liverpool who smashed Arsenal 5-1 at home yesterday.

Salomon Rondon – after scoring Newcastle’s goal

On Match of the Day last night BBC pundit Alan Shearer was full of praise for striker Salomon Rondon who also scored a goal yesterday that was adjudged to be offside.

This is what Alan said about the Newcastle number 9 striker:

“He left him out or rested him at Anfield and Ritchie put two or three brilliant balls in at Anfield and didn’t have anyone to get on the end of them.”

“Joselu was there and didn’t score with them.”

“It was a brilliant cross and a very, very good header for the Newcastle goal (yesterday).”

“He’s got a presence because you know he can do that.”

“You know that he can get on the end of things and he brings people into the game. You know he can hold up the play and you can start your build-up with him.”

“They’re a better team with him in there because he gives them options.”

“It was another good performance from him – five goals in 12 games is a good return.”

We now have some very tough games coming up, and in the next five league games, we have to play the two Manchester clubs, Chelsea and Tottenham.

Cardiff City at home is the only “easy” game.

Let’s hope we do better than when we met those top clubs earlier in the season when we lost all four games and drew 0-0 at Cardiff.

Here’s hoping.

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10 comments so far

  • Bambams

    Dec 30, 2018 at 7:40 AM

    Comment #1

    Fulham have a couple of hard games as well, I think we will pick up a few points in the next 5 games but obvs Cardiff is a must – stating the obvious i know but i am bored

  • Zele

    Dec 30, 2018 at 7:43 AM

    Comment #2


    Completely agree that we don’t need or want an investment company to own us. Their goal is to take money out of their investment.

    If they cant scrape together £100M (which in today’s business / billionaire world is small change) to buy the club how are they going to continue to fund transfers which aren’t likely to get any cheaper.

    Maybe a blogger can help out here. Are there any successful (or even any) consortium / investment companies that currently own Premiership clubs ?

  • Bambams

    Dec 30, 2018 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #3

    i bet ashlie is a complete get to negotiate with, he has no morals, doesnt care less he is hated, just wants to make as much money as he can and leave unhappiness in his wake.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Dec 30, 2018 at 7:52 AM

    Comment #4

    In this country when investment companies get involve shops closed! They don’t know who to build a brand or implement innovation!

    They are run by economics and only care about making money!

    If they don’t even have the money to buy us out right how are you expecting them to invest in the club?

    Why are certain people so hung up on repeating history? We need proper ownership preferably a structure where the supporter community is part of the equation!

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Dec 30, 2018 at 7:52 AM

    Comment #5

    *closed = closes

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Dec 30, 2018 at 7:54 AM

    Comment #6

    Hedge Funds – investment companies – no thanks – they would want there £ of silver – but most likely would not buy the TOON as the NUFC do not own the land St. James’s is on.

    If NUFC did own the ground I think they would be straight in buy the club and ground sell it – prime building land in city centre – and build us some tat ground out in the sticks -ie Newburn Business Park was mooted years ago – how the F**k would you get 50,000 fans in and out of their with only one road

  • Bambams

    Dec 30, 2018 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #7

    Well at least MOTD is about to start….

  • hibbit

    Dec 30, 2018 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #8

    please take note that there is not one direct quote in any of these stories from either the seller (ashley) or any of the 4 so called interested parties,

    nothing more than a sunday morning paper chase.
    what the press dont know the make up 😉

  • hibbit

    Dec 30, 2018 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #9

    it could very well be investment bankers trying to buy the club but the only truth we do know is we dont have clue who or what is trying to buy the club, or even if anybody is actual trying to buy us.
    we have been here before !!!!!

  • Zele

    Dec 30, 2018 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #10


    You are quite right that there has been nothing but media speculation. So the stories need to be taken with a big pinch of salt.

    But it shouldn’t stop people voicing their approvals or in this case, fears.

    The so called Chinese proverb would seem to apply here ‘be careful what you wish for’.


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