Newcastle Utd Alan Shearer will not renew ticket for new season at St James’ Park

Picture: PA. Newcastle United Alan Shearer.
Picture: PA. Newcastle United Alan Shearer.

Newcastle United hero Alan Shearer has said he will not be renewing his season ticket for the new season at St James’ Park.

The 44-year-old spoke to Radio 1 breakfast host Nick Grimshaw this morning and told the Northern presenter that him and his nine mates would not be keeping their private box for the 2015/16 season.

The Toon ace said: “I am a season ticket holder, I am a box holder myself with nine other guys. We have had a box for the last few years and my mates are not doing it any more.

“My mates are not keeping the box next year so no season ticket for those guys.

“It’s very difficult for me to get to the game because of Match of the Day on Saturday evening, I struggle to get to the games. When I have a Saturday or a Sunday off I do love doing.

“It isn’t great at the minute at Newcastle, but we are fans and we do love Newcastle United.

“Hopefully, after staying in the Premier League last week, things will start to improve.”

Mr Shearer, who is unable to make many games due to his Match of the Day commitments has been outspoken regarding his concerns for Mike Ashley’s regime.

Speaking on his BBC Sport column on Tuesday, May 26, he said: “As I said on Match of the Day, his actions will speak louder than his words in the next few months.

“I know the club and I know the city, but, despite his promises, I have not got a clue what Ashley is going to do next.

“Funds need to be made available and, if they are, then the right players have to be brought in who care about the club.

“The sooner that happens the better. Until it does, it is hard for me to get that excited about what Ashley has said.

“Until things start moving, I don’t think many other people will either.”

Words: Matt Smith, North News and Pictures.

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