Alan Shearer has launched a scathing attack on Newcastle following our 4-1 defeat to Man Utd, labelling the whole club “hollow” and “empty”.
The former NUFC number nine also calls out the club’s baffling approach to trading, questioning why we hand out big contract to players past their best – yet wonder why we can’t then sell them on or make space to bring new signings in.
Speaking on Match of the Day on Saturday night, our record goalscorer let out his frustrations at the shambolic running of the club – believing hope or ambition will never exist for any manager working under Mike Ashley’s ownership.
Here is a snippet of what Shearer said on the show:
Steve Bruce had said prior to kick-off that we were unable to bring anybody in on deadline day as we had to ship more players off the books before anyone came through the door, despite moving on around £200k-a-weeks worth of deadwood in the summer.
Bruce needs to go and is way out of his depth, but the route of our problems lies at Mike Ashley’s door.