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Alan Shearer launches FURIOUS rant about the state of ‘hollow and empty’ Newcastle under Mike Ashley

Alan Shearer launches FURIOUS rant about the state of ‘hollow and empty’ Newcastle under unpopular owner Mike Ashley… as club legend blasts their lack of ‘hope’ and ‘ambition’ after a 4-1 Manchester United thrashing

  • Newcastle fans are generally disaffected about the current state of the Magpies
  • Steve Bruce’s side lie second bottom of the Premier League table, with one point 
  • And Toon icon Alan Shearer declared he was ‘sick’ of the situation at Newcastle 


Alan Shearer has launched an impassioned rant about the current state of ‘hollow and empty’ Newcastle after the side were thrashed by Manchester United.

The Mapgies lost 4-1 at Old Trafford on Saturday, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring twice on his second debut for the club. 

And Shearer, speaking on Match of the Day, decried the lack of ‘hope’ and ‘ambition’ under unpopular owner Mike Ashley.

Alan Shearer launched an angry rant about Newcastle’s state under owner Mike Ashley (left)

Magpies legend Shearer and the majority of the fans are united against the unpopular owner

Magpies legend Shearer and the majority of the fans are united against the unpopular owner 

Shearer, speaking on Match of the Day, described Newcastle as a 'hollow and empty' club

Shearer, speaking on Match of the Day, described Newcastle as a ‘hollow and empty’ club

He said: ‘I hate what my club is or has become. It’s been a long time now, it’s a hollow and an empty football club.

‘There’s no hope or ambition and I’m pretty sick of it to be honest. It’s copy-paste-repeat every season. 

‘They give players who have been at the football club new contracts because they can’t sell them on. Then they have an excuse that they can’t bring other players into the football club because those players are being paid a salary. 

Steve Bruce's side lost 4-1 against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon

Steve Bruce’s side lost 4-1 against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon

Cristiano Ronaldo (right) scored twice on his second debut and Bruno Fernandes (left) once

Cristiano Ronaldo (right) scored twice on his second debut and Bruno Fernandes (left) once 

‘It’s cheaper to keep them on the books rather than buying other players. The fans deserve better. Every manager has the same problems – as I said, it’s copy-paste-repeat every season. (Stuck in a rut?) Yes.’

Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard scored the other goals for the Red Devils, with Javier Manquillo equalising after Ronaldo’s opener before Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men pulled away.

Steve Bruce’s side – who currently lie second bottom in 19th with just one point from their opening four Premier League games – face Leeds next up, on Friday. 

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