Alan Shearer has been mixing his cricket and football (well…Sunderland) ahead of this weekend’s fixtures.

The Newcastle Legend has suggested that Sunderland could challenge Australia’s score in the final test match and not in a good way (for the mackems).

Our friends from down under are 287-3 going into the second day of the fifth test, looking set for a massive total.

Whilst in the Premier League, after conceding seven goals in two matches already, Shearer thinks they are already looking doomed.

Having let in four against Leicester and then three last weekend against Norwich – could have been more, despite buying extra defenders this summer, Sunderland are looking even worse than normal.

The purchases of players such as Kaboul and Coates is a pretty good advert for NOT buying players with Premier League experience.

With Sunderland facing Swansea, Shearer references what Jefferson Montero did to Newcastle United last weekend and he is one of only many threats posed by what is looking an ever more impressive Swansea outfit.

As somebody mentioned on The Mag this week, Swansea had four wingers Montero, Ayew, Dyer, Routledge) involved last week, who are all better than anything Newcastle have got, excepting new boy Florian Thauvin and the potential of the pretty much untried Rolando Aarons.

Alan Shearer in his column for The Sun:

“Having seen the way Jefferson Montero went about leading the destruction of Newcastle at the weekend, and the way Sunderland are defending….

“I would suggest the Aussies’ total in the Fourth Ashes Test could be in danger.

“Sunderland already look doomed.”