“We can only hope & pray” – Shearer speaks out for the first time since Saudi takeover collapsed

Alan Shearer has broken his silence following the devastating news yesterday that our Saudi-backed takeover is off.

Our record goal scorer was on BBC Radio 5 Live to speak about the heartache that our fanbase is feeling right now, and how he “prays” that new owners come in soon.

Here is what Shearer said today:

“Big news but not good news if you are a Newcastle fan.

“There’s a lot of anger, understandably so, and a massive amount of disappointment.

“They want their club to compete, they want their club to move forward, that’s why yesterday was such a disappointing day.

“We can only hope and pray that new owners come in at some stage and take the club back to where it belongs because that’s what the fans of Newcastle deserve.”

Every Toon fan echoes these words by Shearer and more, as the entire forecast of our club has changed dramatically over the past 24 hours.

We still cling onto the small possibility that Staveley will come and try to save us for a third time, and a statement from Lee Charnley today certainly didn’t rule out the Saudi deal altogether.

We live in hope.

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5 thoughts on ““We can only hope & pray” – Shearer speaks out for the first time since Saudi takeover collapsed

  1. Such sad news looks like premier league and premier league clubs don’t like to see us geordies do well

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  2. How can we we the Toon fans and season ticket holders ever dream we are ever going to get rid of this big fat greedy ****ney “B” he’s the most hated man in Newcastle. ❗ 😥

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  3. A willing buyer and a willing seller, yet this deal still couldn’t get over the line, knowing our luck the PIF will prob go for a more London based club and PL will approve within 4 weeks.

    Never though I would say this but really feels like Ashley was not to blame for this, though I’m sure the £17m in his pocket is some comfort for him, this felt like our shot back at the big time but PL procrastination has doomed us to mediocrity or worse next season. The idea that other clubs (Liverpool and Spurs, named) were fierce opponents to the takeover seems very anti competitive, and smacks of hypocrisy while they build their legacy on years of investment and billionaires deeps pockets, shame on them and shame on the PL.

    People can argue all they want about the Human Rights aspect, but I dont see people making the same arguments as fiercely when the UK government makes a deal to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia, there has been more written on human writes and Saudi take over on the BBC sport than on BBC news relating the government weapons deals, Fact.

    #AnyOneButAshley

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  4. Richard keys what a absolute tosser premier league shame on you liverpool f c Shame on you I’m so bloody angry

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