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‘They’ve Been Resilient’ – Shearer Gives Opinion On Season So Far


After the first two games of the season, both losses, we would have snapped up our current state in a heartbeat.

Newcastle are 12th in the Premier League and have reached the fifth round of the FA Cup with a favorable draw at West Brom.

So in the grand context, we are pleased with how the season has progressed thus far.

Of course, the low expectations of life under Mike Ashley has played a significant role in our acceptance of mediocrity.


Alan Shearer also thinks Newcastle have done better than expected this season. He has given his opinion on Newcastle’s season with just 13 games to go.

Speaking to the Chronicle, this is how Alan has judged the campaign so far:

“At times it’s been tough but in the overall scheme of things, I don’t think many people can complain.

“When you look at the number of points they have and they’re in the fifth round of the FA Cup for the first time in Mike Ashley’s era with a decent draw.

“At times it hasn’t been pretty but they’ve also got the job done. They’ve been resilient, they’ve stuck together and had the right attitude.

“When you look at the number of goals the forwards have compared to those in and around them, then they are overachieving in terms of points.”

Newcastle’s resilience has gotten them some crucial points. They secured 5 unlikely points with dramatic late winners at home against Southampton and Chelsea along with the still shocking two-goal comeback at Everton.

Without those late-game heroics, we are in a very precarious position in the league. The hallmark of this season has been this squad’s resiliency and it’s paid dividends so far.


40 comments so far

  • Ron Knee

    Feb 7, 2020 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #1

    “At times it hasn’t been pretty…”

    Correction: Nearly all of the time it hasn’t been pretty…

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  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Feb 7, 2020 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #2

    Difficult one for you Alan – no fan of one fat man but besties with another ha ha. So you can’t very well say the football is dire because Mike has underfunded his patsy manager because said patsy is yer marrer – Awkwaaaaard!

    We can (so far) count our lucky chickens in one starry basket ha ha but the same luck can run out and playing like we do invites it.

    10
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 7, 2020 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #3

    Geordie Tom

    Read the article

    A number of premier league clubs have concerns about the human rights issues….

    It would be nothing to do with MBS having practically unlimited funds would it..

    Just seems like a article to keep the spin going, I think its dead in the water.

    3
  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Feb 7, 2020 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #4

    Re lifetime bans. If they were the punishment for violent behaviour, drunkenness, indecency, racism etc at a public event then maybe matchgoers might try harder not to do it? I’d include streakers in that because that’s a trade for your fifteen minutes of infamy. In fact pitch invasions can go in, why not? 🙂

    2
  • Markaccus

    Feb 7, 2020 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #5

    Tom

    Yeah it’s a bit rich other clubs having human rights concerns when it comes to MBS. There are plenty of other owners with such iffy connections.

    4
  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Feb 7, 2020 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #6

    The takeover is as real as Essex’s and Onlines’ UFO’s.

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 7, 2020 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #7

    The only pitch invasion I’ve been involved in was when the heed beat Grimbsy in the play offs.

    It was good crack, no malice, just a laugh.

    Doubt it would be the same at a Prem match.

    2
  • geordietom

    Feb 7, 2020 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #8

    Man city = human rights

    sheff utd = human rights

    chelsea = russian mafia

    so when wor club has a chance to get a bit money into the club they all come out of the woodwork …

    if they were to buy man u would we hear owt would we shite …

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  • DaveD1000

    Feb 7, 2020 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #9

    I must have missed the UFO’s…..or they were i stealth mode

    2
  • geordietom

    Feb 7, 2020 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #10

    the takeover is still on going …

    0
  • Ron Knee

    Feb 7, 2020 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #11

    Anybody remember One Step Beyond – presented by John Newland, “our guide into the world of the unknown”?

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 7, 2020 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #12

    The streaker at the England NZ game at Durham in the WCC was the best bit of the day. He was class.

    2
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 7, 2020 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #13

    It’s good crack watching the heed.

    Half time take a quick jog to the Schooner, neck 2 pints and run back for the 2nd half.

    Great atmosphere, boro Mackem and Nufc fans sitting togther having a laugh.

    3
  • Munster Mag

    Feb 7, 2020 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #14

    Tsunki, I dont think I am particularly profane,a nd if I am , get over it, you’re an adult. However I will do my best to tone it down only if you reciprocate by trying to stop boring the arses off people and hectoring others to death.

    3
  • Munster Mag

    Feb 7, 2020 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #15

    Jail, how are the ladyboys?

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 7, 2020 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #16

    geordietom,
    Your patter really does stink of poo.

    9
  • investinyouthtoon

    Feb 7, 2020 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #17

    geordietom at 8, absolutely spot on. It’s almost as if the fa and premier league enjoy the suffering of nufc fans.

    Imagine we get MBS to almost buy the club just for the authorities to fail them on fit and proper test. I’m sure there are mackems working on the inside to prevent us from having any hope whatsoever.

    3
  • geordietom

    Feb 7, 2020 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #19

    jail …

    love you long time honey …

    😀

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 7, 2020 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #20

    I don’t know Munster, how are the bearded, moustached and hairy nipped ladies of your backwater province.

    6
  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 7, 2020 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #21

    *nippled

    2
  • geordietom

    Feb 7, 2020 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #22

    JAIL ..

    you’ll stink of poo if you score with one of those lady boys …:D 😀 😀

    4
  • DaveD1000

    Feb 7, 2020 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #23

    Just as the weird stuff was dying down

    https://twitter.com/MsiDouglas/status/1225771904298078209

    1
  • Our Toon

    Feb 7, 2020 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #24

    Is human rights an actual issue in terms of ownership of a club?

    Americans arent exactly squeaky clean, there human rights over the last 2 decades has been appalling to say the least. We arent much better as we love to point out others and yet stay quiet when it’s a close ally.

    Add to that, I’m pretty certain our current owner has sweatshops making his cheap goods for sports direct, I’m pretty sure the working conditions of those in the sweat shops is on point and fair!!

    Honestly when will we as a nation stop dictating to others as to what is right and wrong, especially given our history as a nation

    2
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 7, 2020 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #25

    Dave

    WTF

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  • lochinvar

    Feb 7, 2020 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #26

    That fan at Oxford has really started something now.
    Trendsetter
    The infamous ‘Love Sausage’ is back on Marks and Spencer shelves for Valentine’s Day 2020, following viral success last year.
    In 2019, customers went wild for the UK supermarket’s heart-shaped pork sausage.

    1
  • Jib

    Feb 7, 2020 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #27

    ha ha ha

    0
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 7, 2020 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #28

    I heard Philip Schofield watched the match, look what’s happened to him.

    4
  • DaveD1000

    Feb 7, 2020 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #30
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 7, 2020 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #31

    Does that mean her next kid will be called Saint James or Gallowgate, if it’s a classy Leazes or Strawberry?

    4
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 7, 2020 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #32

    Lassy

    0
  • DaveD1000

    Feb 7, 2020 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #33

    it has to be Mayfair or Bridge 🙂

    0
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 7, 2020 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #34

    Keeping up with the sale of NUFC

    Definitely a TV show in there.

    Could have a gogglebox special showing the fans reactions to the new takeover news..

    Top viewing

    2
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Feb 7, 2020 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #35

    BBS,

    What a pompous little man you are.

    Talking as if your critique’s of posters you disagree with are gospel.

    The only blood vessel’s I’m in danger of bursting are through ;laughing at your and OP’s pathetic posts.

    6
  • DaveD1000

    Feb 7, 2020 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #36

    Can see it now….when Smaxi scores at WBA the crowd turn their backs and start twerking

    3
  • toon22

    Feb 7, 2020 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #37

    Bills

    Nobody cares

    6
  • DaveD1000

    Feb 7, 2020 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #38

    Man twitter is having too much fun with Kardashian and broom cupboard jokes

    1
  • Assassins Inc

    Feb 7, 2020 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #39

    Human rights issues, what a fcuking joke.
    Mike Ashley’s merchandise comes from many countries where human rights are questioned every day. Sweat shops, police and military activities.

    These clubs want to look at Human Rights then look no further than NUFC, our owner has caused many person or persons to live in fear every season, plus watching a horror movie on the pitch with no PG or R rating.

    Watch Newcastle United at your peril, Rated R, some scenes may cause excessive puking and suicidal thoughts.

    2
  • Unused Substitute

    Feb 7, 2020 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #40

    My team:

    ———————Saint Maximin———————
    ——Almirón—————————-Lazaro——-
    ——–Bentaleb—————-SLongstaff———
    –Rose—————————————-Yedlin—–
    ——-Lejeune—–Laschelles—-Fernandez–
    ————————–Dubravka————————

    Regardless, we’re likely to end up with nine trying to defend and one isolated soul up top hoping to receive hoofball and do something with it with no support by, for instance, attracting a foul or setting up a corner.

    1

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