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Kluivert's Amazing Attack On Toon

Patrick Kluivert has made an amazing attack on former team-mate Alan Shearer. The Dutchman struggled to impress at St James' Park, just as he failed to light up the Nou Camp before that. And ... guess what ... Valencia are having second thoughts on him right now.

Kluivert scored just six league goals and believes the club's reliance on Shearer hindered what would have been a more potent partnership between himself and Craig Bellamy.

Patrick Kluivert: 'There is only one man responsible for the fact that I did not become a big hit in Newcastle, his name is Alan Shearer. The man is God in the North. I think Shearer is a fantastic footballer, but Souness should have played Bellamy and me together all the time.

'We formed the ideal partnership, Souness should have preferred both of us above Shearer. I know Bellamy felt the same but that did not make a difference. Every week it was Shearer and Kluivert or Shearer and Bellamy. Newcastle United Football Club is all about Alan Shearer, it is as simple as that. Nobody can beat him, nobody can touch him and nobody can do anything about it.

'Newcastle United was not the right choice, there is always chaos at that club. Where in the world do you see two players from the same club fighting with each other in the middle of a match? I can remember sitting on the bench and it just happened in front of me, Kieron Dyer and Lee Bowyer having a right brawl.

'It was always my dream to play in England, when I look back I think it was one of the biggest mistakes in my career. Not because of England, but because of Newcastle. What turned me off as well was the kind of football Newcastle play.

'In England only Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool play good football. With all the rest it is nothing more than running around and belting the ball up front.'

The Journalist

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Date:Sunday November 27 2005

Time: 12:34PM


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