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Alan Shearer gives depressing verdict on this Newcastle United season and reality check

2 years ago
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Alan Shearer has been asked to sum up this 2018/19 season for Newcastle United.

The NUFC legend saying that there are various ways of looking at it.

That when the club’s owner sees staying up as equalling success.

That when the manager is starved of funds, is undermined and not allowed to sign who he wants, and has to also accept safety is the objective.

Then it has been a ‘decent’ season in the circumstances, Newcastle reaching safety in April rather than May.

As for how things should be, how success should be measured for Newcastle United, Alan Shearer has very different ideas.

The former number nine giving us the depressing reality: ‘We would like to think and dream of bigger and better things – but that is what Newcastle United is at this moment in time and that is what we have to accept.’

To sum up how literally nothing has changed or progressed at St James Park, Alan Shearer talks of the almost identical stats compared to last season.

After 36 Premier League matches in 2017/18:

Played 36 Won 11 Drawn 8 Lost 17 GF 36 GA 46 GD -10

After 36 Premier League matches in 2018/19:

Played 36 Won 11 Drawn 9 Lost 16 GF 36 GA 45 GD -9

It is a perfect example of life under the ownership of Mike Ashley, the more things change the more they stay the same.

Alan Shearer speaking to Coral;

‘How would you sum up Newcastle’s season?’

Alan Shearer:

“In the circumstances…decent.

“It is almost identical to what happened last season.

“The same number of wins, same number of defeats.

“Goals for, goals against, it is incredible really.

“With everything that has gone on.

“With what Rafa has been saying.

“With what he wanted, didn’t get…got.

“Then, their objective before the season was to stay in the Premier League and they have done that.

“We would like to think and dream of bigger and better things – but that is what Newcastle United is at this moment in time and that is what we have to accept.

“So all in all…it has been decent.”

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