ARE MAKING BIG AL MAD ABOUT TOON
Man walked on Moon more recently than Newcastle won a trophy!
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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