Keegan and Shearer To Decide End of Week


Alan Shearer and Kevin Keegan will decide after Alan gets back from Uganda, whether or not Shearer will be part of Kevin’s back room staff at Newcastle United.

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Alan Shearer – will he be number 2 at Emirates on Saturday?

News reports say that Shearer had a brief phone conversation with Keegan on Friday, but they at that time decided to discuss it further when Alan returned from Africa, at the end of this coming week.

But Keegan has made it clear he would only consider Shearer returning to Newcastle as his assistant, if Alan gave up his work at the BBC. We think that’s sensible, because there’s no way Alan should be involved with Newcastle United as second in command – as a part-timer.

Shearer said on last night’s Match of the Day broadcast:

“I’ve got to ring him when I get back at the end of the week.”

“I’ll sit down with him at the end of the week and we’ll discuss it and see what’s best for everyone.”

“He’s been so busy, he’s gone into the club, he’s got that many staff there, he doesn’t know some of their names.”

“He had a huge game today, which was far more important than speaking to any individual,”

Let us know what you think – and whether you think Shearer would be a help or a hindrance to Kevin Keegan on his second time around as manager.

Also please vote on the right on whether you think Alan should be Kevin’s second in command.

Comments welcome.


46 comments so far

  • Black and White Blood

    Jan 20, 2008 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #1

    Not sure if this is a good idea, I think Shrearer has become to big for the club…!! If KK offered him a role sweeping the changing room floor, he should jump at the chance if he loves the club as much as he says he does!!! What gives him the devine right to manage the club…. Milburn never did!!! To be honest KK never scored as many goals as Shearer but always give as much!!!

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 20, 2008 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #2

    Same, its a nice romantic idea, but i just dont know what Shearer will add if hes not manager, we’ve got all the motivation we need in Kev.

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  • ObaFan2

    Jan 20, 2008 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #3

    KK has exactly as Shearer says alot on his plate atm and I’m sure he could do without the distraction.

    It seems like he is being forced on KK by the media and this is not right.

    If KK want him fine, if not that’s fine too.

    If he doesn’t come in now he may well join the club and help at a later date. He is an ambassador for the Toon anyway.

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  • AlexW

    Jan 20, 2008 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #4

    its a smashing idea, and at end of day shearer is going to be learning as well as putting his own knowledge and ideas back into the club

    plus kevin keegan is our top man, and mike ashley and chris mort are not guna replace KK at the end of his contract with shearer if KK is doing the magic because they arnt stupid people, so i dont think alan will be rushed too soon into managment

    its a win – win situation unless things dont work out, but y wudnt they? kk and big al respect each other too much for that, otherwise they wudnt be aving the conversations there having

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  • Black and White Blood

    Jan 20, 2008 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #5

    I think Shrearer has become too big for the club…!! If KK offered him a role sweeping the changing room floor, he should jump at the chance if we’re lead to believe he loves the club as much as he says he does!!! What gives him this devine right to manage the club anyhow…. Milburn never did!!! To be honest KK never scored as many goals Shearer but always give as much if not more!!!

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  • John H

    Jan 20, 2008 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #6

    I THINK BIG AL IS HAVING TO MUCH TO SAY ABOUT. HE SHOULD JUST NOT TALK ABOUT IT UNTIL HES HAD A PROPER TALK TO KEEGAN

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  • Black and White Blood

    Jan 20, 2008 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #7

    sorry double post!!!!!! bloody PC

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  • Graham

    Jan 20, 2008 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #8

    Obafan2 – you took the words out of my mouth with that one. I just dont think the time is right to bring shearer back – lets get settled and playing the way Keegan wants to play – the players will respect Keegan as much, if not more than Shearer.

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  • scottish mag

    Jan 20, 2008 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #9

    this is briliant tom_toon shearer can add some top class strikers to the club

    berbatov and huntelaar both have said that shearer is their idol and with the chance to work under him and keegan would be too good to pass up, if i was wanted by a club where my idol was part of the set up be it playing,coaching or managing then i would definetly want to join that club

    wouldn’t you?

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  • Graham

    Jan 20, 2008 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #10

    On the rumour front (dont normally believe things until its official but) – I was talking to Beardsley yesterday in Tescos and he reckons that Ashley has promissed £100m transfer funds over the 3 years, plus any money Keegan brings in from selling players….

    Could be bollocks but you never know…

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 20, 2008 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #11

    100 mil is that it? Thats not much for 6 transfer windows.

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  • Black and White Blood

    Jan 20, 2008 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #12

    Graham – £30 mil a season, it’s a start! Would like to see £100m to start with then £30mil a season!

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  • Black and White Blood

    Jan 20, 2008 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #13

    If you recall KK spent almost £70mil during his last spell, and players didn’t cost as much then!

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  • ObaFan2

    Jan 20, 2008 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #14

    Graham, pick a sum. If KK thinks it’s neccesary to spend then MA will support him.

    Remember that’s just a fraction of his wealth, all the debts are paid of at SJP and the futures looking great. Great things ahead for the Toon Army, just sit back and enjoy the ride.

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  • Graham

    Jan 20, 2008 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #15

    Im holding tight dont worry! I’m sure that if a player becomes available and wants to come to sjp then ashley will support Keegan in every way to get his man.

    Just saw shots of Ashley in his King Kev Toon top – looks like Smith’s no longer the blue eyed boy..

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  • Graham

    Jan 20, 2008 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #16

    Black and white blood – he did, but he got back about £30m from selling players too.

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  • ObaFan2

    Jan 20, 2008 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #17

    Ha ha thats good he’s ditched Smudge’s shirt and finally come to his senses.

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  • Obafan

    Jan 20, 2008 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #18

    I voted YES, cause I think they can be a magical duo. They will have to work next to eachother and not KK above AS (that is how I think will be the best off course, I don’t know if that is possible in the reality). If that is not the case than I see there might be problems. Whatever KK decides I will support him 500%.

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  • Hammy

    Jan 20, 2008 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #19

    Ronaldo £60 million, Berbatov £15 million,
    John Terry £20million, there you go, peice of piss this management lark……..

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  • ObaFan2

    Jan 20, 2008 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #20

    Hammy, while Midd’s about we should rate Berbatov @ 50p 😀

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  • John H

    Jan 20, 2008 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #21

    why not sign bin laden to play in goal. nobody would go near him we would never concede any goal

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  • tdt

    Jan 20, 2008 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #22

    john… the US army cannt find im… how good do u think r scouts r?? 🙂

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  • Leo*

    Jan 20, 2008 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #23

    that is a good idea obafan2 would really rile him if we rate him something rediculous like 7mil

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  • Leo*

    Jan 20, 2008 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #24

    tdt loved that, laughted out loud at that

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  • tdt

    Jan 20, 2008 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #25

    🙂

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  • John H

    Jan 20, 2008 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #26

    tdt – it is paul montgomery this man makes miracles ha ha

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  • John H

    Jan 20, 2008 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #27

    kk would have to be on drugs to spend 18 mil on carrick

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  • tdt

    Jan 20, 2008 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #28

    haha aye last time i heard he’d bin sent out, scouting the afgan caves for a talented striker… shows sam’s attackon ambition ay! came bak wi osama bin mort didnt rate it, two left feet i reckon

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  • KevinHann

    Jan 20, 2008 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #29

    John – I don’t think so. If money is not an object, then spend it. Carrick is exactly what we need the most now, the greatest problem in our midfield will be sorted by that purchase. Then he could go on and get wingers or strikers.

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  • Hammy

    Jan 20, 2008 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #30

    Obafan2 has Midd reappeared since the other night? now there is a sucker for punishment….

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  • tdt

    Jan 20, 2008 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #31

    hmmm sol campbell, carrick n bentley wud be smashin this window… lol but an extra attack minded midfielder would be the iceing on the cake aswell

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  • John H

    Jan 20, 2008 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #32

    its just my opinion but i dont rate carrick other than being a great passer of the ball theres not much else he does. but being a geordie he’d wear the shirt with pride

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 20, 2008 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #33

    John H – I agree, he doesnt add much, only his passing, id rather see an attacking midfielder, overlapping the forwards and passing and a midfielder that fills in for the full backs and makes crunching tackles than a deep lying playmaker such as carrick.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 20, 2008 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #34

    Especially for anywhere near 18 mil, the max id pay for him is about 8-10 mil.

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  • graham

    Jan 20, 2008 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #35

    tom-toon sounds just like gerrard! And ill be playing midfield for nufc before him.

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  • graham

    Jan 20, 2008 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #36

    what about arteta from everton?

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  • John H

    Jan 20, 2008 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #37

    graham- i would rather have arteta or cahill they actually score goals and would cost less but i doubt everton would sell

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 20, 2008 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #38

    ahaha i just pissed myself when i saw brambles error.

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  • graham

    Jan 20, 2008 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #39

    watching motd – anyone seen brambles back pass? Good to see he’s still got the touch. Now there’s a lad who should be in a circus!

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  • Leo*

    Jan 20, 2008 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #40

    aye brambles blunder was hilarious hes still got his touch

    its almost like he had a bet on for AJ to score first goal and thought brillient here we go…

    i thnk brambles problems is the fact that he is too overweight. he is tired after running and doesnt have the energy to pass the ball after

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