Alan Shearer has revealed the two clubs that he would like to see promoted from the Championship this season.
The Premier League’s greatest ever goalscorer was doing a question and answer session on the Match of The Day Facebook page when posed the question.
Little surprise that the Newcastle United legend chose…Newcastle as one of his two picks, though the other was slightly more left field.
Alan Shearer chose Leeds United as the other club he’d like to see come up, with his justification for the choice being because of the ‘size of the football club’.
The former NUFC number nine thinks the Leeds fans have stayed with the club in these years of exile and deserve to come up.
Leeds and Newcastle meet of course on Sunday 20 November and the game is already sold out – though it is the first time a league game has sold out at Elland Road for over six years.
Little surprise taking into consideration the lunatic way the club has been ran, with zero luck in terms of those owning the club.
It was recently revealed that the viewing figures had dramatically dropped for Premier League live matches, with the TV companies predictably claiming that it was just a blip.
However, many supporters think it is no coincidence that this comes in an era when so many less well supported clubs such as Bournemouth, Hull, Swansea and others are in the top division, whilst even though in the second tier, the likes of long-term out of the Premier League – Leeds, Derby and Sheffield Wednesday get bigger crowds.
This being even further flagged up with clubs such as Newcastle and Villa now dropping down.
“Garry (Monk) has got them on a great run there.
“They are one of the biggest clubs that are down there – their support has supported them through thick and thin, through the good times and of course the bad times.
“I think if there was one team I would like to come up with Newcastle it is Leeds – because of the size of the football club.”