Alan Shearer Gives Verdict On ‘Harsh Reality’ At Newcastle United
Alan Shearer has given a damning verdict on the ‘harsh reality’ at St.James’ Park.
The United legend says that just like any other paying fan he is entitled to his opinion and that opinion is that Newcastle have been rubbish since January – which is the same truth the rest of us paying fans are well aware of.
The Alan Shearer quotes from the piece in the Chronicle;
“I’m exactly the same as the fans at the minute as I am one of them, I pay for my ticket and I’m the same – I’m entitled to my opinion.
“It hasn’t been pleasant watching to be honest, it has been poor.”
“In fact it has been poor since January this year and the quicker we can get out of it the better.
Not much hope;
“I don’t hold too much hope for us this season, it could be a long hard season.
“Nobody can make any excuses, simple fact is we haven’t been good enough.
The harsh reality;
“We haven’t been unlucky, we haven’t been ravaged by injuries and we haven’t been done by dodgy decisions.
“It is simple, we just haven’t been good enough, that is the harsh reality.”
I don’t whether the ‘excuses’ comments are aimed specifically at Alan Pardew but obviously the Newcastle manager is by far the worst culprit for that.
As Shearer says as well, these problems haven’t just arisen in recent weeks but can be traced back to January and indeed beyond.
Newcastle ended the last calendar year with defeats to Arsenal and then West Brom on New Year’s day, while even the 5-1 win against Stoke on Boxing Day was a horror show with United losing at home and looking clueless, until the referee intervened and knocked Mark Hughes’ side down to nine men.
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