ARE MAK­ING BIG AL MAD ABOUT TOON

Man walked on Moon more re­cently than New­cas­tle won a tro­phy!

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IT’S fair to say that Alan Shearer isn’t over the moon about New­cas­tle giv­ing sweet FA about his favourite cup com­pe­ti­tion.

The fed-up Ge­ordie leg­end has hit out at tro­phyavoid­ing Toon af­ter their lat­est FA Cup flop.

Shearer reck­ons it’s high time for a shift in em­pha­sis to give long-suf­fer­ing Ty­ne­side fans some­thing more to look for­ward to than an an­nual mid-table slog in the Pre­mier League.

The New­cas­tle and Pre­mier League’s all-time record goalscorer was dis­mayed as the ab­ject 1-0 third-round de­feat at Le­ices­ter saw man­ager­less Toon lose three suc­ces­sive FA Cup ties for the first time in their 123-year his­tory.

And he’s grown tired of his non-Ge­ordie mates tak­ing the mick and re­mind­ing the 44-year-old just how long it is since Toon lifted a ma­jor tro­phy.

That was the Fairs Cup in 1969, and the BBC pun­dit moaned: “Some­one said to me that Neil Arm­strong walked on the Moon more re­cently than New­cas­tle won a tro­phy. beaten FA Cup fi­nal­ist with his home­town club, said: “New­cas­tle’s record in the cup is dis­as­trous, be­cause the fact of the mat­ter is that they don’t want to be in it. It’s been like that for many years.

“League sta­tus is their main pri­or­ity. The club has said that, which is un­be­liev­ably dis­ap­point­ing.

“There were 4,000 New­cas­tle fans at Le­ices­ter and they de­served more.

“The league is their pri­or­ity and they want to stay in the top 10. They have con­stantly left their best play­ers out in the cup.

“It’s what New­cas­tle is as a club at this mo­ment – and that’s what we’ve had put in front of us for a num­ber of years now.” RAG­ING FURY: The Toon

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