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Alan Shearer played his part in Newcastle United's downfall this evening after picking a team with no grit, no bite, and a resignation at kick-off that the team was to be relegated.

David Edgar was the crown jewel of mediocrity in the match, and one may question why the 22-year-old was picked for the vital clash. Edgar was slow, clumsy, did not track back, or in fact, keep track of anyone or anything around him. He did not contribute anything to the game in terms of supporting the midfielders, and in the end got himself sent off due to his own mistakes.

Jonas Gutierrez was left out completely by Shearer, and instead Kevin Nolan was played -- a player so slow, and so uninterested in what happens to Newcastle United FC that his sulking and no-stamina, no-running approach to the game gave Villa acres of space which they utilized completely.

All four forwards - Michael Owen, Obafemi Martins, Mark Viduka, and Shola Ameobi were ineffective, and lacked any sharpness.

Jose Enrique had a good game for his side, as did Steven Taylor and Danny Guthrie, although, Guthrie's energy levels dropped considerably during the game.

Despite nervy moments, Fabricio Coloccini did his job at the back, and Damien Duff can hardly be blamed for his deflection which led to the Villa goal. Duff ran enough to show that he cared for the club he has been at, for the last four years.

If Ryan Taylor had been played at right-back, Jonas Gutierrez on the right wing, Damien Duff on the left side, and Jose Enrique at left-back; would the result have differed? No one will know the answer to that question. But due to the poor offensive display of the club, these changes seem logical enough to have been implemented. But- Big Al saw it differently.

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Writer:Mehzeb Chowdhury
Date:Sunday May 24 2009
Time: 6:32PM


Elvis lyrics :D... Dead and burried too, just like you lot. How fitting :P
24/05/2009 18:35:00
Nice one mex.
24/05/2009 18:36:00
It was put on a plate, I merely served it ;)
24/05/2009 18:39:00
Gonna pack a 50,000 seater stadium every week in the Championship are you? Paying those clowns ridiculous wages? Your club is so terribly run you will have a VERY hard time surviving in the Championship financially. Only way you're gonna shift the wage bill is if you sell, but why would anyone buy your players? And why would anyone else other than your idiotic owners pay there stupid wages in the first place?
24/05/2009 19:15:00
i love it
24/05/2009 20:00:00
Lol! Over run by spuds! Oh well! Great news is that Toons get to Scunthorpe next year LOL!
24/05/2009 20:23:00
Newcastle will bounce back immediately. The club has little debt and will be able to cut out all the high wage earning rubbish and make a profit selling the likes of Martins and Nolan. The fan base will remain consistent especially if Shearer stays whilst you will an attractive loan destination for the Big4. Relegation is possibly a better thing than survival as you will retain the parachute payments from the Premiership but will be able to rebalance and re-establish your squad rather than be deluded enough into thinking that a couple of players will make you a Champions League team
24/05/2009 20:43:00
Lol! I'm very impressed you know I was a Chelsea fan! Fair play mate! I actually wish you well, you'll prob win the Championship in record breaking points. Should be a good Football Manager next year Lol!
24/05/2009 20:47:00
I, on the other hand, didn't realise you're not a Newcastle fan!
24/05/2009 20:54:00
Newcastle will struggle as most of the players are on long term contracts with no relegation clauses so are tied to mega money payouts
24/05/2009 20:54:00
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