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Alan Shearer – The Players Will Do Their Part



Last Friday, Danny Rose spoke to the BBC and issued a response to the growing notion that Premier League players were not willing to do their part during this coronavirus crisis.

Danny had already made a donation to ยฃ19k donation to the North Middlesex Hospital and followed that up on Monday by donating hundreds of pizzas to the staff.

There have been other players who have stepped up during this crisis, including Miguel Almiron, David De Gea, Marcus Rashford, and Jordan Henderson.

Alan Shearer has defended the Premier League players in comments he made to the BBC recently.

Alan believes that the players will be very willing to play their part, and in fact, he contends that many already have.

“Not many Premier League players will need to be told to play their part in the fight against the financial effects of coronavirus.

“A lot of them are high earners who should definitely contribute, but I am sure the vast majority have always been willing to help if they haven’t already.”

The issue with many of the players is how to contribute. The league and the clubs are calling for the players to take wage cuts. However, the players are hesitant to do so as they don’t know who that actually benefits.


Shearer touched on this issue in his recent comments. He asserted that the players are right to be wary of blindly accepting wage cuts without full disclosure of what that actually means.

“The Premier League has proposed a universal 30% pay-cut for all players, but where would that money go, exactly? Would it harm the NHS by reducing the Government’s tax income, as the Professional Footballers’ Association claims?

“Of course, the players are entitled to ask these kinds of questions, because not only will they want to do the right thing, but they will also want their money to be used in the best possible way.”

Finally, Alan backs the players to do the right thing. He believes plans are in motion that will see millions of pounds reaching those most in need in the coming weeks.

“From my own experiences, however, everyone will want to do their bit, whatever their circumstances.

“I am sure that over the coming days and weeks, we will see Premier League players donating millions of pounds to where they feel is necessary.”

It was reported over the weekend that the players plan to establish their own charity to support non-playing staff at clubs, the NHS, and vulnerable children.

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33 comments so far

  • geordietom

    Apr 8, 2020 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #1

    so i tell porkies …
    A policeman pulled a blonde over after she’d been driving the wrong way on a one-way street.
    Cop: Do you know where you were going?
    Blonde: No, but wherever it is, it must be bad, cause all the people were leaving!
    ๐Ÿ˜€

    1
  • Bants

    Apr 8, 2020 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #2

    Howay man Tom,

    That’s enough.

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  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Apr 8, 2020 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #3

    If histrionics has taught us anything ๐Ÿ˜€ it’s that you can make small changes to statements and take them from speculative opinion to wild hyperbole with just a little tweaking. A squad that is largely the same as the predecessors with a couple of manageable changes in personnel due to routine transfer activity can be catastrophically changed with the addition of the word “fractured”. Conveys a whole new meaning in one fell swoop. Makes it look like the squad was devastatingly altered from the previous incarnation and totally devoid of cohesion.

    When in fact the lack of cohesion only started with the pre-season application of the new manager which had to be quickly reverted to “un-fracture” it again. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    7
  • lesh

    Apr 8, 2020 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #4

    Just received our letter from Bowis and it was personally signed and while he’s in intensive care too.

    What a man, an example to us all.

    1
  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Apr 8, 2020 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #5

    Shut up bants or live up to your name ๐Ÿ™‚

    1
  • JohnJ

    Apr 8, 2020 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #6

    Very sad to learn of John Prine’s passing

    One of his songs I love to hear and Play/Sing is this one!

    https://uk.video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=AwrIRlEkvo1ewjEAaRJ3Bwx.;_ylu=X3oDMTByZmVxM3N0BGNvbG8DaXIyBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw–?p=lets+talk+dirty+in+hawaiian+john+prine&fr=yhs-iba-1&hspart=iba&hsimp=yhs-1#id=3&vid=e79c5b64caa01f38f8ae4cb2e6daa966&action=view

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 8, 2020 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #7

    Munter,
    You mentioned cups. You’ll have conveniently forgotten that Rafa got us to a LC ยผ final and you absolutely slaughtered him for the rotation that cost us winning ten a row for the first time in our history. You keep saying Bruce has equalled him, he’s dining out so far on a PL experienced team his predecessor put together, your clashing Bruce’s success as him keeping us out of the bottom three ffs.

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  • lesh

    Apr 8, 2020 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #8

    JohnJ

    Yup, John Prine much underrated.

    1
  • JohnJ

    Apr 8, 2020 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #9

    Not sure that link works – I’ll try again

    https://uk.video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=AwrIRlEkvo1ewjEAaRJ3Bwx.;_ylu=X3oDMTByZmVxM3N0BGNvbG8DaXIyBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw–?p=lets+talk+dirty+in+hawaiian+john+prine&fr=yhs-iba-1&hspart=iba&hsimp=yhs-1#id=4&vid=74402c2ff7da8ecf576d37fb227d3424&action=view

    0
  • Bants

    Apr 8, 2020 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #10

    #5

    You wouldn’t want to get stuck in a lift with him!

    3
  • JohnJ

    Apr 8, 2020 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #11

    For some reason it’s only picking up the first line but if you cut and paste you’ll get there!

    0
  • Bants

    Apr 8, 2020 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #12

    Well you wouldn’t in particular, seeing that he has promised to track you down and end you.

    3
  • Bants

    Apr 8, 2020 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #13

    6 foot 2
    Eyes of blue
    Geordietom is after you!

    2
  • Novocastrian66

    Apr 8, 2020 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #14

    John J; Do you continually search through the obituaries looking for the death of obscure musicians and then go on YouTube to find videos of their songs that no-one has ever heard or wants to hear? ? Smiley face emoji.

    2
  • Ron Knee

    Apr 8, 2020 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #15

    Always liked Bonnie Raitt’s version of Angel From Montgomery.

    0
  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Apr 8, 2020 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #16

    This is true bants. AFAIK the contract is still live. Just going to have another peek out of the curtains with my homemade Blue Peter periscope back in a few…

    4
  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Apr 8, 2020 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #17

    Novo I think it’s Ron knee who knits by the guillotine. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  • Ron Knee

    Apr 8, 2020 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #18

    Monsieur Defarge!

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  • geordietom

    Apr 8, 2020 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #19

    Q. What should you do if your girlfriend starts smoking?
    A. Slow down and use a lubricant.
    Q. What’s six inches long, two inches wide, and drives women crazy?
    A. Money
    Q. What’s the difference between your wife and your job?
    A. After five years your job will still suck.
    Q. What’s the difference between you and your paycheck?
    A. Your wife will blow your check.
    Q. What’s the definition of a male chauvinist pig?
    A. A man who hates every bone in a woman’s body except his own.
    Q. Why do women pay more attention to their appearance than improving their minds?
    A. Because most men are stupid, but few are blind.
    Q. What do blondes and the Bermuda triangle have in common?
    A. They’ve both swallowed a lot of seamen.
    Q. How can you spot the blind guy at the nudist colony?
    A. It’s not hard.
    Q. Who is the most popular guy at the nudist beach?
    A. The guy who can carry a cup of coffee in each hand and a dozen donuts

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  • geordietom

    Apr 8, 2020 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #20

    dont need a hitman …

    i’ll just wait til the blog party …

    ๐Ÿ˜€

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 8, 2020 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #21

    Ron’s never been busier ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    1
  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 8, 2020 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #22

    I am confident there will be no takeover…

    Season will be voided as if it never existed…

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 8, 2020 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #23

    It’s like being in Guantanamo footin bay with heavy metal music being belted out 24/7

    3
  • geordietom

    Apr 8, 2020 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #24

    i’m still confident about the takeover …

    0
  • Ron Knee

    Apr 8, 2020 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #25

    The Russians played tango music to the besieged Germans at Stalingrad.

    0
  • Jib

    Apr 8, 2020 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #26

    El Tango de muerte

    0
  • Ron Knee

    Apr 8, 2020 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #27

    Does this make sense?

    “Sky News has learnt that care homes are being asked to take in hospital patients who have tested positive for coronavirus.”

    1
  • RobLeenio

    Apr 8, 2020 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #28

    Summer 2019, popular, World class manager leaves NUFC against the wishes of all involved, swiftly followed by the two top goalscorers, both against the wishes of the fans and the media, presumably also the players. Replaced by players with no Premier League pedigree who are nevertheless expected to light up the Premier League. New manager belatedly brought in, unable to coach during the pre-season tour as he has no work permit, against the wishes of the majority of the fans and probably under a cloud with the majority of players. He’s not even recognised by the club’s new record signing, who presumably thinks he’s the janitor or someone’s Dad.

    And yet, apparently, this is not a fractured squad, not a difficult situation to be taken in hand and the person who did so deserves no credit for doing it.

    Some on here are just SOOOOOOO blinkered.

    Peace!

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  • RobLeenio

    Apr 8, 2020 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #29

    Ron, care homes have always been asked to take on patients who are ok to leave hospital but cannot yet go home. Elderly folks with broken legs and who live alone, for eg. Nothing new about that.

    Just because they have tested positive for coronavirus doesn’t mean that they are still carrying the virus or are able to infect others with it.

    Obviously these things should be judged on a case-by-case basis and probably are being. We should all be wary of falling for sensationalist media reports.

    0
  • martoon

    Apr 8, 2020 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #30

    I don’t like to tell tales but JohnJ broke the blog ๐Ÿ˜€

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Apr 8, 2020 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #31

    Rob, good points re SB earlier.

    Jail, look fella, if the boot was on the other foot, and Benitez had come in, you would be banging on about him doing better than SB.

    In simple terms, Bruce rode luck and had a good goalie…..but he came in with essentially no preseason, missing two excellent and very very important players. He bonded well with the players ( most of who hardly even mentioned Rafa or thanked him) , got Hayden to stay, was too late to dump Joel, played some awful football ( Rafa was hardly brazil) , developed the spirit further, and started to improve our football late in the season. In fact some of what I saw during the season was trying to play from the back , which wasn’t a rafa trait either ( sideways, sideways, hoosh, quite a lot) .

    But we ended up on similar or better points, in the 6th round of the FA cup, where he defied the Ashley rule and played his best teams, showing he isnt the patsy you and other claim ( as if u know anyway! )

    I think that’s a fair analysis. Im not a huge fan. I am a huge fan of fair and accurate analysis.

    So he wasnt a great appointment, but he was jumped on from a height by arrogant sods like Tsunki, who demanded a cup before they wud accept him. And now he looks a bit silly and over demanding.

    So, not a great appointement, and typical Ashley. But the man did ok, for sure.

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Apr 8, 2020 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #32

    Peace? You wot get Peace with Jail. He’ll just dig up stuff you said two years ago and not let go. Then his posse will come charging.

    1
  • JohnJ

    Apr 8, 2020 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #33

    Novocastrian66

    Apr 8, 2020 at 1:21 PM
    Comment #14

    Naw – John Prine was a musician I very mush respected and a great songwriter!

    Martoon @ 30

    Ha Ha It’s worth it if it stops the squabbling for a while! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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