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Alan Shearer responds to Steve McClaren email

6 years ago

Alan Shearer has responded after the latest email was sent out by Newcastle United from Steve McClaren.

The United legend says that he’d rather see the team winning some matches, rather than the Head Coach writing open letters to supporters.

Alan Shearer sending this out via his Twitter account:

“Call me old fashioned, but I’d rather we won matches than sent open letters!”

Of course, there can’t still be many/any people who believe that Steve McClaren actually plays any part in these emails going out to fans.

The emails simply a part of Newcastle United’s PR strategy, with the statements/communications to fans replacing what would normally be interviews with journalists where awkward questions could potentially be asked.

Instead, the media interviews we read and watch are either with the club’s own website, or preferred media partners Sky Sports and The Mirror.

The press conferences with all (but the banned) journalists that the club are obliged to have, taking place within strict parameters/guidelines.

The latest email ‘from’ Steve McClaren included the following (Read the full email HERE):

‘Sunday’s derby defeat hurt us all and every one of us is sorry that we couldn’t deliver you the victory you deserved. 

I am certain that if it hadn’t been for Colo’s sending off, we would have delivered you that victory…

Even if you didn’t see the game on Sunday, you’ll know that we bossed it in the first half and hardly gave our hosts a kick.

In spite of the result, training this week has been nothing but positive and preparation has been first class.  There’s been no feeling sorry for ourselves. 

Just a group of players and staff who want to show you how passionately we care about your club.  We’ll put all of the positives and the passion into delivering you three points on Saturday.’


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