Shearer still has doubts about Leicester based on Blackburn experience


Alan Shearer, in his latest Coral blog, has admitted to still having doubts about Leicester City’s chances of winning the Premier League based on his own experiences at Blackburn Rovers in 1995.

Shearer said that Blackburn, whilst having more financial resources available to them in 1995 when they won the Premier League, were a similar sized club to Leicester and that, having been through it with that club, he “knows what lies ahead” for the Leicester City players.

“Everything now changes. Every game from now until the last match of the season will get more difficult, because the pressure will become more intense… so I still think that there may be a blip for Leicester,” says Shearer in his Coral blog.

Should Leicester overcome the pressure of having gone from 5,000/1 outsiders to the 2/1 favourites with Coral to win the Premier League, Shearer says it would be the “greatest achievement in English football”, “the story of the century” and “so embarrassing for the big clubs”.

Alan Shearer also urged every fan in the country to follow the Liverpool fans’ lead and walk out of stadiums if faced with ticket price rises next season.

Shearer said in his blog that “there is no way in the world that any football ticket should go up in price next season. No way should any fan be asked to spend more to watch their team, after the loyalty they’ve shown year after year after year.”

“Without proper fans there is no football,” Shearer added.

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