Alan Shearer says his best mate Steve Bruce has had to ‘put up with a lot of cr.p’
Alan Shearer is hoping that there will be more investment in the Newcastle United squad in January.
Even without that, the NUFC legend still thinks Newcastle can do alright, if key players stay fit.
With eight points from eight games Newcastle’s form is on the borderline when it comes to staying up or going down.
Alan Shearer saying it has been a ‘mixture’ of results/performances so far, with highs (Spurs, Man Utd) and lows (Leicester, Norwich).
He also says that his best mate Steve Bruce has ‘had to put up with a lot of cr.p over the last couple of weeks’, we know the feeling…
Reality is that the results and points have been better than the overall performances.
Whilst Liverpool was predictable, the other three games against Watford, Brighton and a much weakened Arsenal side missing most of their best players were also very poor.
The wins over Man Utd and Tottenham were just about deserved but the draws against Brighton and Watford were very fortunate and have made the difference between being in or out of the relegation zone.
Newcastle are still struggling to create chances and therefore goals, until/unless a solution is found for this they will walk that relegation line.
“If you can keep the majority of the squad fit, then I think they will do alright.
“Then if you look to investment in January, hopefully that will come as well.
“I think it (beating Manchester United) was a huge relief to everyone, including Steve.
“I was delighted for him because he’s had to put up with a lot of cr.p over the last couple of weeks.
“I was (also) delighted for the team, because when you put in a performance like they did (in the 5-0 hammering at Leicester), you know you are going to get battered (by fans and media).
“They have had the hammering and rightly so…but you always get a right to reply as a footballer and manager.
“If you get a result like that (against Man Utd), it certainly gives you something to go and build on.
“It’s been a mixture (of results), there have been some poor performances – Norwich away and Leicester away were terrible, (but) then you look at Tottenham and Man United.”
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