Alan Shearer’s weekly blog on Coral sees Alan as the devoted Newcastle fan yearning for the success of Newcastle United.
There is potentially excellent news in the offing, that owner Mike Ashley will finally put the fans and himself out of their misery and finally sell the Tyneside club.
That’s the hope Newcastle fans have at the moment, and we are all hoping it will happen before the end of this year so the new owners can invest money in the squad in January.
Alan Shearer – Newcastle fan and legend
And that’s after over 10 years of non-achievement and two relegations and a determination by Ashley not to invest in the club.
This is what Alan Shearer has written in his Coral column this week:
“I have heard some people say we have to be careful what we wish for, however, at the moment we are a stale football club.”
“Outside of the top six in the Premier League, Newcastle are the best-supported team.”
“Globally we have a big fan base and we have a world-class manager.”
“Newcastle fans don’t expect to be challenging for the Premier League. “All they want is to feel their side can and wants to compete.”
“Simply treading water with no ambition is not fair on their loyalty.”
“At the moment we have an owner who does not want to be there and does not understand this football club.”
“He is not prepared to spend his own money and invest in the team.” “He has openly apologized on television for undermining previous managers.”
“This is nothing but good news for the club.”
“We can either sit still and continue being stale or we can dream and hope for better things.”
“The fans deserve that.”
“The club is crying out for success.” “People outside of Newcastle may not see how big they are.
“The fans are passionate and desperate for success.”
“We had hundreds of thousands of fans lining the street when we were beaten in the FA Cup final.”
“You can imagine the support if we were successful.”
Alan Shearer is like any other Newcastle fan born and raised in Newcastle – he wants the club to be successful again.
The only difference (admittedly a minor one) is that Alan was also a world-class striker in his day and scored a phenomenal 206 goals in 405 appearances for Newcastle United.
In his overall career, he scored 379 goals in 734 total first-team appearances for Southampton, Blackburn Rovers, and Newcastle United.
That simply put – is the record of a legend – a Newcastle legend.