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Shearer – ‘Only Two Newcastle Players Up For The Fight’

8 years ago
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Countless experts/pundits have been picking the bones out of Newcastle’s dismal result at the weekend and one of the few I was interested in hearing was Alan Shearer’s take on where Newcastle are at the moment.

This is what our former number nine had to say in The Sun;

“It is time the Newcastle players rolled up their sleeves and showed a bit of fight.

It is fine wanting the ball and expressing yourself when things are going well, as they were last season. The real characters come to the fore when things are going wrong and, right now, the team does not have enough of them.

With the exception of Fabricio Coloccini and Yohan Cabaye, everyone is hiding. This is a real relegation fight they are in, have no doubts about that. And it needs some big characters to get out of it”.

I think he might be a bit harsh in terms of limiting it to only two, with certainly Davide Santon always up for getting the ball and taking responsibility to try and create, but his overall message rings true.

We need all of the players contributing more than they are at the moment but unfortunately I think as well as certain players not having the ability to play in the Premier League, we also have others like Williamson and Obertan for starters who look like they have stagefright whenever they are on the pitch.

Which players do you think will be key to our survival?

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