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Alan Shearer Says It Is Just The Ability Of Players We Have To Worry About…

6 years ago
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Alan Shearer has said that it is just the ability of Newcastle United’s players we need to worry about, with the fighting spirit still there.

Two goal fightbacks against both Hull and Swansea have given the team, especially Cisse, some belated credibility that they are capable of standing up to be counted this season.

Speaking on Match Of The Day at the weekend, Shearer said;

“I think the players are still playing for him because you don’t go behind and come back twice as they did today, as well as against Hull.

“They are still fighting for him, it is just ability wise.”

Pointing to players such as Cabaye and Remy who have left, Shearer points out that the players recruited in the summer aren’t filling their boots as yet, though whether they are good enough longer term still has the jury out;

“When you sell players as Newcastle have; they sold Cabaye, Remy (loan ended), Debuchy…then brought Janmaat in, Colback, Cabella, Riviere in, those players aren’t performing yet.”

As for moving forward, Pardew has lived to fight for at least another two weeks and Alan Shearer points out exactly why the Newcastle manager is under the spotlight from the supporters;

”They aren’t playing well and no one’s got a worse record than Newcastle, conceded fourteen and Tim Krul has to be at his very best. You look at one win in the last fifteen and that is why he (Pardew) is under pressure.

“It will be a better two weeks for him with the international break than it would have been if they had not got anything today….serious questions would have been asked.”

So we all move on to Leicester at St.James’ Park and we’ll all be keeping a close eye on the players’ commitment and for any signs of ability…

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