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Alan Shearer Simply Cannot Be The Messiah for Newcastle Now

Newcastle fans love him. Mike Ashley arguably had no choice but to turn to him. After relegation, however, Alan Shearer simply cannot be the answer to Newcastle’s Championship challenge… 

Shearer: Did what he could with what he had, but Newcastle need more.

Shearer: Did what he could with what he had, but Newcastle need more.

Can you blame Alan Shearer?

Can you blame Joe Kinnear?

Can you blame Mike Ashley?

In the wake of Newcastle United’s devastating relegation on Sunday, fingers will be undoubtedly be pointed. Blame will have to be attributed.

As interim manager, Alan Shearer doesn’t believe one single individual is to blame. “Over 38 games, we all have not been good enough,” he said, in the wake of the club’s 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa.

But, having gained an average of 0.63 points per game from his eight games in charge (a statistic that would have amounted to 24 points over the full course of the season), he cannot — however much it might pain Newcastle fans — be absolved from all blame.

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May 25, 2009 Posted by | Sport, World Football | , , | Leave a comment