Alan Shearer has come out today and told his players to make themselves into “Newcastle United Heroes” by beating the drop at Aston Villa on Sunday.
Newcastle players can become heroes – just like Alan
Obviously Alan read our story about being heroes on Sunday. We wanted Alan to play “Heroes” by David Bowie in the dressing room before the game.
And of course if we lose he can then play “Changes” by David Bowie ion the dressing room after the game. Sorry, but we couldn’t help ourselves there. 😀
We had good news this morning that the scan on Michael Owen’s groin injury showed no damage, and today we wait on the verdict on Bassong’s red card from last Saturday – but we are not holding our breath on that one.
Habib Beye has a hamstring injury and looks doubtful for the game at Villa, and that could bring young Canadian defender David Edgar into the picture for Sunday. This lad is Newcastle through and through, and we’d have no hesitation playing David, who is still fighting for a new contract in the summer.
What more motivation can young David have, and he’s played great for Shearer when he’s play since ASaln took over. In fact there’s a case for playing those on Sunday who are most committed to the club, and that would include David Edgar.
And Fabricio Coloccini may be given a chance to come into central defense on Sunday, in plve of the suspended Sebastien Bassong, and in most big games, Fabricio plays well.
Shearer talked about Habib Bey this morning:
“He’s been huge for us in the games that I’ve been here, so he’ll be a big loss, but someone else could come in and make a name for themselves, or be a hero.”
“It’s an opportunity for other players as well.” “We’ll have a look at things.” “We’ll give it a go – we’re not out of it yet.”
Shearer seems upbeat with the amount of chances his side created against Fulham, even though we couldn’t score on the day – and that could cost us our Premier League survival.
“We threw everything at them and created a lot of chances. We played with three at the back, gambled and left ourselves open.
“But in the second half I still believed we could get something.” “We are up against it. But I’m sure there are still some twists and turns to come yet.”
There was some of that last night at Fratton Park, when Portsmouth beat Sunderalnd 3-1.
The Black Cats now have to play Chelsea at home on Sunday, and a win from Newcastle at Villa Park could see the Magpies finish above Sunderland in the league and still survive.