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Grit, Determination, Togetherness – Alan Shearer Hails Magnificent Win In Sun Article

Alan Shearer has written his Sunday article in the Sun, and it is a far cry from his last two. That has everything to do with the magnificent performance from Newcastle against Tottenham on Sunday afternoon.

Forget the result, it was a faultless display that also happened to be very timely. Oh, and we’ll take the three points for sure.

Here is a little of what Alan wrote in his article:

We saw a team that was very well organised and their 5-4-1 set-up worked to perfection. They had everything in that performance.

Grit, determination, togetherness and a system they look to be enjoying. They made it very difficult for Tottenham and they deserved that magnificent win.

I hope there’s more of that to come in the following weeks. Not many gave Newcastle a chance so to go to Tottenham and perform in the way they did is a great credit to the players, Steve Bruce and his staff.

To impress Alan Shearer is not an easy feat as his standards are quite high. So Steve Bruce and the lads should be chuffed with this sort of praise.

However, it is well deserved. After the week that was, for the team to have the fortitude to put in a performance like this speaks volumes of the character of the lads.

Our top performers were some of the most scrutinized this week. Paul Dummett, Joelinton, and Miguel Almiron were stellar on Sunday. They had heard the critics this week and responded as true professionals should.

This is what we wanted, a reaction. We got far more than that in an unexpected three points at Spurs. Though we must not get ahead of ourselves. There is still much work to be done.

Newcastle have a big week ahead still with the cup tie against Leicester on Wednesday followed by a crucial match at St James Park against Watford. A loss to Watford would send us into the international break on a sour note. And we really hate those.

60 comments so far

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 26, 2019 at 8:01 AM

    Comment #41

    Nicky, bit harsh of you. ‘how can you truly get behind that’ ? I appreciate you mean the club in general but I saw 11 committed nufc players and a geordie manager who desperately wants to do well. We got a result that the previous manager didnt get and 3000 (?) mags fans going crazy. I’ll get behind that.

  • Nufc-83

    Aug 26, 2019 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #42

    Jib Gayle and Yedlin are injured??

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 26, 2019 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #43

    3-0 martoon 😀

  • posada

    Aug 26, 2019 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #44

    Watford game.
    3pm kick off on a Saturday. Not live on TV.

    Think it will be a sell out.

    Get your tickets early. Don’t miss out.
    Lets get behind Brucey and the lads.

  • geordietom

    Aug 26, 2019 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #45

    TOON22 dont skip this as you need to read it…

    we won yesterday you still keep going on about ” the traitor ” ”jabba ” ”shills ” ”avatars ”

    why dont you shut the Mierda up you mackem Mierda …

  • martoon

    Aug 26, 2019 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #46

    Jail – yes but I took one for the team by making Kane captain – I knew that would jinx him 🙂
    I also took your advice and transferred Joelinton out – doh!

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Aug 26, 2019 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #47

    Amazing how quiet the blog is after a magnificent win.


    If we had got beat…

    The doomster ‘supporters’ would have been queuing up to have their digs.

  • Mindshaft

    Aug 26, 2019 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #48

    By the way, there were quite a few toon fans dotted around me and a few got ejected for celebrating the goal
    Posada and jib just seem to be unable to enjoy a great unexpected win without slagging others – oh well, cest la vie

    Team really put in a shift, lascelles did a lot of unseen work and a lot of shouting , quite a lot of it at krafth .. anyone else notice that in the toon end – was good to see him organising the team , Ritchie was also very vocal

    Bruce needs to let wins do the talking , whole of central London seemed to be buzzing with toon fans last night
    Can’t describe how great they were yesterday, almost wanted to run across pitch to join them 🙂

  • posada

    Aug 26, 2019 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #49

    Slagged who exactly.
    I’m saying get behind Brucey and the lads in next home game.

  • Ron Knee

    Aug 26, 2019 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #50
  • Ron Knee

    Aug 26, 2019 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #51

    Miles Starforth@milesstarforth

    Steve Bruce on a ‘nightmare’ injury for Allan Saint-Maximin. #nufc


  • Nufc-83

    Aug 26, 2019 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #52

    Looking ahead in Jan it’s clear we need to bring another wide forward in to compete with Almiron, Atsu and ASM. Depending on carrol we also need a powerful st. I would let Shelvey go and get another box to box (with good defensive ability) Cm in the mould of Dacoure from Watford.

  • Ron Knee

    Aug 26, 2019 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #53

    Bruce makes dent in the battle to win over sceptics
    It will not end the culture war between Newcastle fans and Mike Ashley, but victory at the Tottenham Stadium might just lift a few suspicions over Steve Bruce. In the first half, Newcastle were the team with greater vigour, and Joelinton’s finish for his goal followed a fine pass from Christian Atsu. Bruce does not enjoy comparisons with Rafa Benítez, but players such as Atsu, Miguel Almirón and Sean Longstaff might just be allowed greater freedom to express themselves under his supervision than they were within the Spaniard’s rigid tactics. Having taken the lead, plenty of last-ditch defending was required – not a long-term strategy for progress in the Premier League – but Newcastle did look organised. And beating the team Ashley grew up supporting was sweet for Bruce and his fellow Geordies. John Brewin, Grauniad

  • martoon

    Aug 26, 2019 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #54

    Ron Knee @50 – I didn’t realise how many passes there were – certainly didn’t show them all on MOTD!

  • toon22

    Aug 26, 2019 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #55


    Hiya JIB

    Nice bit of blatant PR there


  • Ron Knee

    Aug 26, 2019 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #56

    Our best bit of attacking play, I suppose, martoon.

  • posada

    Aug 26, 2019 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #57

    Toon 22
    Oh your out of rehab are you.
    Post traumatic shock can be difficult to deal with.

  • Mindshaft

    Aug 26, 2019 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #58

    Bills – think jail and genji were at the match like myself – they’ve both been on to say great result and performance.. everyone is a toon fan on here ( well most I think – some are on just to wind people up and make sarcastic comments ).
    Wins make us all happy despite it being a backs to the wall performance ( which some on here slated Rafa for …)
    We don’t have a team that can pass or play free flowing football and if 20% possession means wins I’ll take it all day long

  • lesh

    Aug 26, 2019 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #59


    A lot of fans have binned their STs, given up going to home matches, didn’t turn up for the televised Arsenal game and all with a view to trying to let the world at large know what Ashley’s done and is doing to our club. Those fans have made sacrifices in the hope that they’re worth it.

    Knowing that and being one who has retained your ST and refuse to boycott even one game (as it is your right to do so), have you ever wondered what effect your crowing about getting tickets for Leicester and seeming encouragement of fans to attend matches has on those who are protesting against Ashley? Have you wondered why you’re perceived as a cheer-leader for the owner? Has it not occurred to you that Ashley must be clapping his hands when he sees your support for his antics?

    Try reflecting on your actions, go to matches by all means but try to hold back from growing from your precious seat in the stands – you know it makes the protesting anti-Ashley fans angry. Try and show them some respect by not being so provocative.

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 26, 2019 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #60

    Bills, agree. There would be three times (and more) the volume of posts here if we had lost. It says a lot.


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