Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

Post Villa: Shearer

Post Villa: Shearer

Speaking to the media, a very raw Alan Shearer spoke from the heart to the cameras, as he suffered from the preceding relegation from the top flight. I

n our first demotion since 1989, Shearer was one of four managers throughout the course of the season, something he highlighted as one of the key reasons for our 38 game debacle. He said:

'I`m raw, angry, frustrated, disappointed and I am hurting - you can put all those words together and that still doesn`t sum it up.

I was reasonably happy with the first half. We created a lot of chances, and I was always thinking if one chance didn`t go in we would live to regret it - and that was the case.

It was a cruel goal to concede. It`s nobody`s fault. "We`ve been relegated, but it has been a huge problem from the first game. I know Manchester United away was a good result, but things have gone from bad to worse.

The simple fact is that over 38 games, Newcastle United have not been good enough and deserve to go down - and it hurts for me to say that.

When things are against you, you get kicked. Sometimes people say in this game you make your own luck. "When things are going well you get the breaks. When it`s not going well, it goes against you. We should have scored at least once before then, though.

You can look at a million things. You can look at the goal against Fulham or look at the chances we missed at Villa in the first half. You can pick the bones out of lot of things, but we haven`t scored goals. When you don`t do that, you get punished.

I've said to them in the dressing room that you can make all the excuses you want. I wasn't good enough, Mike Ashley wasn't good enough and Chris Hughton, Joe Kinnear and Kevin Keegan before that weren't good enough. But it's what is in the dressing room that has got us relegated. It has been a problem all season.

A million questions need to be answered. Whoever comes in there needs to be an overhaul. Players will have to go out and the sooner it can happen, the better.

I think a lot of people will try to make a comparison (to the situation at Leeds). It depends on where people want the football club to go.

The reality is that we will be starting next season in the Championship. The expectation will be huge, but there`s a lot of work needed between now and then to get the club ready for that.

There are huge problems at the club - I think that`s clear for everyone to see. Relegation isn`t about today - it`s about what`s gone on this season, last season and the season before. It`s a culmination of everything. In the end, the three worst teams go down and, unfortunately, Newcastle are one of them.

I`ll sit down with the owner and the chairman this week and give my opinions. Big decisions need to be made - players need to go, and players need to come in.

What needs to change? A hell of a lot needs to change. there`s a million things you can look at this season, last season, and going back a long way that haven`t been right.

I`m not blaming anyone - it`s happened - but what`s important now is that the football club gets back on track.

I know you won`t believe me, but I honestly haven`t had time to sit down and think about what my future will be. I haven`t thought about what would be the right thing for the club.

But I`m hurting. I take my share of responsibility for what`s happened, and feel sorry that I`ve let those wonderful supporters down. I have a tremendous relationship with the supporters, for whatever reason, and I`ve worked very, very hard to try to rectify the situation.

It hasn`t worked for a variety of reasons, and I regret that. I`m raw inside, as are a lot of people involved in the club. but the simple fact of the matter is that big mistakes have been made and we`re paying the price for that now."



For the very latest Premier League odds

For massive weekly jackpots - Play the Football Pools Online

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Ross Molyneux
Date:Monday May 25 2009
Time: 4:35PM

Comments

0
after hearing your 'brilliant' fans boo one of villa's biggest legends in years, martin laursen, when he made his pre-match speech, i am actually really glad you got relegated. serves you right haha.
ric112
25/05/2009 16:39:00
0
Sticks and stones Ric lad.
BaldEagle
25/05/2009 16:52:00
0
Can't agree with ric. We all get a bit fed up with the media hype about Newcastle fans,but they deserve far better than that spineless display on Sunday. Villa were at half pace at best. perhaps they had an excuse for 'being on their holidays', but Newcastle didn't. One goalwould have kept them up but there was no drive, purpose or passion about their play. I really feel sorry for their fans, and hope they come back up soon.
krfeskivilla
25/05/2009 17:42:00
0
Thought Barry was a quality operator and showed just why Butt, Guthrie and Nolan should be within a million miles of the Premier League.
BaldEagle
25/05/2009 18:34:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Newcastle United Articles

United Pair Miss Out On Crucial Qualifier

Scotland announced their squad for their upcoming World Cup Qualifier against England

Attentions Turn To NUFC Planning

Another training camp in Ireland may be in the works.

Mitrovic Call Up

Aleksandar Mitrovic has been called up by Serbia

FA Boosts Cheating Powers for 2017/18

The Football Association announced earlier today that they have extended their powers when it comes to punishing retrospective simulation.

Archived TOTT Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

TNMW
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How Many Players Do NUFC Need To Survive Next Season?
Suggested By: Talk of the Tyne
None1%
1-30%
4 or 532%
6 or 743%
More than 724%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
R Rotherham 46 5 8 33 23 -58
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Toon_NoMatterWot111
2.CuckFan74
3.keggy_keagal49
4.PieMag45
5.billybobcat26
6.McCreery18
7.Mcnamee6717
8.Neppos15
9.Rytoon13
10.The Pyrry12
The Vital Football Members League