Shearer Hoping For Newcastle Derby Win

Alan Shearer is looking forward to the Newcastle Sunderland derby on Saturday at the Stadium of Light, but he will not be attending the game.

Alan will be doing his job in the BBC studios in his role as Match of the Day commentator. But he’ll be watching the game on the live feed they will be getting at the studios, starting at 12:45 pm on Saturday.


Alan Shearer – now a BBC TV commentator

Alan talked this morning about the Tyne Wear derby, to the Evening Chronicle today, and what it means to all Geordies:

“I will be in the studio watching on TV on the live feed.” “But I’ll be like everyone else in Newcastle, watching it and hoping and praying we get a good result”

Shearer’s last ever kick in professional football came when he scored a critical penalty after 61 minutes when Newcastle scored 4 second half goals to go from losing 1-0 at the break to easily winning 4-1 on Monday, 17th April. They scored 3 goals in a short 6 minutes in the second half of that game and that penalty was Alan’s 206th and final Newcastle goal.

Shearer added:

“It wouldn’t matter if Sunderland were bottom and we were top.” “It still wouldn’t make the game any different, you get a bit of leeway in derby games.”

“They are great games to play in. It’s going to be tough anyway, irrespective of Newcastle’s result against Portsmouth.”

“That wouldn’t change anything anyway – the pressure would still be on both teams.” “It is pride at stake but they are good games to be involved in particularly if you win.

“I think it is good for the North East to have derbies.” “There are a lot of things said about Sunderland v Newcastle, but I think if the truth was to be told, both sets of players want the two clubs in the Premier League.”

“Fans would too because they enjoy them so much. It gives them something to talk about all of this week.” “And I am sure they will be talking about it the week after that and that one too.”

We think it’s good to have Sunderland in the Premier League, since it’s really good for the region. Sunderland are lacking some class in their team at the moment, and it’s time Roy Keane’s side started to pick up some league points, since they are getting too close to the relegation zone. However, Saturday would not be a good time to start. Newcastle need all 3 points and we hope the whole team turns up for the game, and gives it their all.

Comments welcome.

6 comments so far

  • joshi

    Nov 6, 2007 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #1

    It would be pretty neat if, in two years time, after his bbc contract expires, he could become our assistant manager. He would get some great experiance and maybe take over from Big Sam some time later.

  • steve

    Nov 6, 2007 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #2

    I see a defeat looming – we are probably the worst team in the premiership away from home and now it looks as if we’ve transferred that form to our home games Sunderland have lost against both West Ham and Man City they probably deserved at least a draw from both games and I can see them bossing our puny midfield out of the game ( Barton looks well off the pace, Smith isn’t even at the races and Butts banned )

    c’mon lads prove me wrong

  • big pea ov the weab

    Nov 6, 2007 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #3

    shearar wants a win so do f&^*kin i am sick ov all the hype lets just do something about it soon

  • Alex

    Nov 6, 2007 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #4

    The whole of Tyneside and all Toon army expats the world round want a win,need a win and deserve a win.I belive we will get that win.
    Howay the lads

  • Brisbane Mag

    Nov 6, 2007 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #5

    Well said Alex, although I’m going for one point each……..

    This game is so important and neither side can not afford to lose it!

  • Leo

    Nov 7, 2007 at 12:52 AM

    Comment #6

    alan isnt going to say or hope any other is he?

    looking forward, gona get a couple cans of carlin, got house to myself, just sit back and enjoy


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