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Newcastle United – What’s In a Headline?

10 years ago

I know we should be used to it by now but the press never pass up an excuse to make mischief.

Alan Shearer appeared on ‘Talksport’  and afterwards they posted the following headline on their website –

Exclusive – Shearer writes off Newcastle’s Champions League credentials

What he actually said when he was on the Richard Keys/Andy Gray show was the following:

“They’re in sixth position now challenging Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal [for a Champions League place]. I don’t think they’ll get into the top four but they have exceeded everyone’s expectations. Great credit must go to Alan Pardew for the way he’s managed his team.

They’ve played football, they’ve scored goals and entertained people. Long may that continue. I really hope they push on, spend some money in the summer, and who knows what will happen at Newcastle”.

The headline would make you think that Alan Shearer was saying you’ d be potty to mention Newcastle United in connection with fourth place but what Big Al actually says is that they are ‘challenging’ but doesn’t ‘…think they’ll get into the top four’.

Elsewhere the Liverpool loving media are probably still saying the scousers have a chance of the Premier League title!


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