Alan Shearer has summed up the feelings of all Newcastle fans, saying that the United players have simply ‘…been nowhere near good enough’.

The Geordie Legend is just hoping that Newcastle can emerge from this coming weekend as still a Premier League club and then try to rebuild.

However, Shearer says that as always the Newcastle fans and everybody else, are as usual in the dark as to Mike Ashley’s intention due to the NUFC owner refusing to communicate with anybody where the football club is concerned.

Speaking to Sky Sports on Monday, Alan Shearer:

“I know what John (Carver) is feeling as I have been there myself. The table never lies after 38 games and the 3 teams that get relegated, deserve to be relegated.

“I’m just like the many thousands of others in Newcastle, hoping they can pull something from somewhere to give the fans something to shout about on the last day.

“I think first and foremost they (managers of the clubs who could be relegated) will need some sleeping pills this week because I’m pretty sure they won’t be sleeping much, with worry and stress, but that goes with the territory.

“I’ve got everything crossed and hopefully the players can roll up their sleeves and give it a big go. The players have been nowhere near good enough and you can’t ignore that fact.

“A nightmare second half of the season and I don’t think anybody saw it coming.

“It won’t be an occasion for celebrating if Newcastle do get a result (v West Ham) because there hasn’t been any awful lot for Newcastle fans to celebrate for.

“It is going to be a huge summer for Newcastle and I hope they are still in the Premier League.

“We don’t know what Mike Ashley is feeling or what he wants to do because no one ever hears anything from him.

“It will be desperately desperately disappointing if we got relegated and of course I do (understand the protests) because it has been hard for the fans and they’ve had nothing to shout about.