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28th-Apr-2015

Newcastle in trouble, says Shearer

By AFP, London

Former star striker Alan Shearer is fearful that Newcastle are heading towards relegation from the Premier League on the back of a dire loss of form.
A former skipper at the northeast club, Shearer was stunned by Saturday's 3-2 defeat to Swansea at St James' Park which was the Magpies' seventh straight loss, their worst ever run in the top flight.
That loss left them 14th with 35 points, just five ahead of arch-rivals Sunderland in 18th with four games to go.
"Have no doubts about it - Newcastle are now in real danger of going down," Shearer wrote in his column in The Sun.
"I didn't think so until Saturday but after that performance I can't actually say with any certainty that we will get another point this season."
The 44-year-old lays the blame firmly on the players, lamenting their attitude and expressed sympathy for head coach John Carver as he tries to get more from them.