Get Shearer In to Help Keegan Now


In the last week we’ve heard from both Kevin Keegan and Alan Shearer about Alan coming to Newcastle to work under Kevin, probably initially as a coach.

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Alan Shearer – Newcastle needs him right now to work with Kevin

And we understand that Alan is now willing to coach the team on a part time basis, as he is available, until the end of the season, and then they will discuss the situation further.

That all sounds good, and we also understand that a lot of Alan’s commitments that prevent him from taking a full time position at St. James’ Park, will free up in the summer. So maybe Alan will become Assistant Manager to Kevin in the summer, and that would also be good, because if nothing else it will help us attract new players with two Newcastle United Legends in charge of the team, and hopefully Peter Beardsley back in the coaching team.

What we heard from Kevin on Thursday night’s call-in from fans, and what we’ve heard from Alan recently, have convinced us the two of them can work together for the good of the club, we’re almost sure of that.

But after Saturday’s terrible performance in the last 45 minutes, we wish Alan can get as much involved as he can, to help Newcastle stay out of the relegation zone through the end of the season. If Alan can help Kevin in any way he can, from now on – that would be great, and surely a big help to Keegan.

There’s no doubt the club could be in trouble if performances don’t improve over yesterday, and certainly when Alan worked with Roeder a couple of years ago, he seemed to have an instant impact, not only on the player’s attitudes – but also on their performances.

Yes, we know that Alan has commitments with the BBC, but we hardly want to end up in the Championship next year either.

We hope that Alan Shearer can help Kevin as much as possible right now – even at the expense of some of his other many commitments, because Newcastle United Football Club needs him.

What do you think about this?

Please let us know – your comments are always welcome.



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27 comments so far

  • gloryhunter

    Feb 10, 2008 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #1

    Get him on the pitch with the part time players.

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  • Toonloony

    Feb 10, 2008 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #2

    It was big al that got Roeder the points when he was caretaker, it came as no surprise when shearer retired and left Roeder to his own devices that it all went worng. Get him in to motivate the players, keegan is a superb manager but Big Al has that motivation wow factor! Also could someone tell Joey Barton to take up boxing instead!! He cant pass, finish or do shite! “Take him down”

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  • Nev

    Feb 10, 2008 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #3

    tbh … what good would shearer do at this moment in time?

    we need a WORLD CLASS defensive coach

    hopefully that will sort us out short term

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  • toon1978

    Feb 10, 2008 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #4

    Even god almighty could not sort out the rubbish we have at our club. Overated pre madonas who have a neve to pick up their sixty plus grand a week.

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  • stjames

    Feb 10, 2008 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #5

    Alan was a great player he is a great personality and may well become a superb manager. But can he work miracles? I don’t think so.

    Sam’ team is simply not good enough. It was not good enough under Sam and is certainly not good enough to play KK’s football, – or Al’s for that matter.

    We have a bitter struggle ahead of us, – the struggle against RELEGATION. Let’ use any means necessary, even if it means ugly football, to gather the 10 point or so we need to stay up. Next summer is the period to start rebuilding, with or without Big Al.

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  • valle

    Feb 10, 2008 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #6

    We need to chill a bit and not put to much pressure on the players, not go out and get ppl in to fix our problems for us, Shearer has made it clear he isnt ready for it, so get over it.

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  • daiv

    Feb 10, 2008 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #7

    Who is picking the team It must be McClown because I cannot believe Keegan could select Butt, Smith and carr. The magic 3. If Keegan thinks those three are worthy of a place he will get us relegated. He should go now. get Alan Shearer in to help him and get rid of best mate McClown. McClown became the unofficial number 2 undere Keegan…see how they cosy up to each other at the dugout. What could Pearson possibly do? He was number two but he was playing second fiddle to McClown. Pearson did the honourable thing and cleared off and left the circus to ringmaster McClown.

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  • Stamford Toon

    Feb 10, 2008 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #8

    KK’s team selection was awful. Carr at left back when Enrique was fit??? Faye on the bench for defensive midfield but chose Barton/Butt???? Smith up front and ignored Viduka???? And most of you slated Big Sam, I bet he would not have let us concede so many goals as KK has done, the defence would have been far better organised !!! KK’s style of play was not even as exciting as some of the games we saw under Big Sam !!! Does anyone have the statistics showing shot at goal under BS and under KK? I think I know who would be the winner, despite the perception of many fans. We are in trouble & support at home could be vital, not the moans and groans (even boos) that we have had at some of the games since KK took over.

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  • toon1978

    Feb 10, 2008 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #9

    Been arguing with this arsy Villa fan who slagged the toon off big time and called me thick,this was in the SS FORUMS the thread had been deleted because of the reply i gave him,wish i could get me hands on the pr..k

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  • mitch

    Feb 10, 2008 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #10

    Alan would bring a good knowledge of the game about other prem teams I think he would do well Alan reads the game so well and that comes through on Match of the day he analises everything and this could only be good for us even if it was PT

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  • Hadrian

    Feb 10, 2008 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #11

    What the hell is shearer going to offer us that our manager with 20 years experience cant?

    this is where people get mixed up i think , WE would be doing alan the favour ,
    only thing he can offer us is maybe some pulling power in the transfer market .

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  • scottyt

    Feb 10, 2008 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #12

    cant believe the people here criticising keegan already weve got to start supporting the team throughout good and bad times and weve got to make our support identical to the away support we give our team at every home and away games

    we put to much pressure on the players at home but with support even when they do somthin bad they should play a lot better

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  • big pea ov the weab

    Feb 10, 2008 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #13

    why o why dos every 1 keep banging on about shearer yes he is a geordie folk hero no doubts about is 1 ov my all time favs BUT there is no way on this earth he would consider comeing to the toon wen the club is in such a sorry state he would becoum a villin almost over night
    my message to big al is stay on motd then we will still love u

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  • David Dutch

    Feb 10, 2008 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #14

    After watching the games since KK took over I agree that miracles cannot happen again. I hate hearing the so called ‘knowledgable’ commentators on TV say Keegan has failed to conjure up the magic he did last time he was in charge. If I remember correctly he took over when we were almost relegated to the old second division, bought over a period of time a number of flair players that brought us the success we enjoyed it did not happen overnight. Turning to today’s plight it will take time to get in the right blend of players if that can be done without offering them Europe, I believe that we have a number of players that KK would buy if they were not already here but I also believe that we need a ‘defender bullying centre forward’ to get the best out of Owen, he cannot play up front on his own and to put Smith alongside him is crazy he only plays five games and then gets banned. Let’s hope those 12 points can be won this season, bring Shearer in for his pulling power and his knowledge of how to ‘bully’ defenders and sign some players with flair and heart.

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  • Leo*

    Feb 10, 2008 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #15

    the sooner the better, along with getting pedro from boro

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  • daiv

    Feb 10, 2008 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #16

    Stamford Toon

    Spot on mate. Sound judgement. I was never a supporter of Sam and welcomed Kevin even if the timing was crazy and put pressure on him. Keegan took the job and the buck stops with him. We had 26 points from 17 games. Now we have 28 points from 26 games. Work it out lads. the team is shipping more goals and still scoring none. Keegan cannot win games three two with this lot. He continues to pick the magic 3 of Butt Smith and Carr. If he thinks that is right he is doomed and so are we. Performances have got worse. You cannot blame Sam for that. We would have survived with Sam, With keegan I fear we are going down. I hope not because I cherish the good times with him and do not want his memeory tarnished. NUFC comes first not KK on £5mill. He’ll survive , Bring in Big Al and knock some sense into the club. Surely Terry McClown is picking the team. I cannot believe KK is responsible.

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  • Obafan

    Feb 10, 2008 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #17

    Our problem is:
    1. we don’t know how to defend
    2. we cannot create 3 descent chances in one game
    3. we play average players week in week out, while everyone can see that they s*ck (Smith, Carr, …)
    4. we are living in the past. When our fans yelled ‘only one Kevin Keagan’ I thought, come on we are 4-1 behind, did not do anything in the 2nd half. Is this the only thing they care KK and not the result…

    I know we should support everyone at the club but is is F*CKING TIME THAT THOSE WHO MAKE THE DESCISIONS, MAKE THE RIGHT ONES. TEAM SELECTION WAS NOT ONLY POOR YESTERDAY, BUT HAS BEEN POOR THE WHOLE SEASON (1 example is Smith, I can give others too). We are in a big mess now and need to sort things out ASAP cause otherwise… I don’t want to complete my sentence (getting it very cold).

    I don’t care anymore who our manager is, the only thing I want is that our manager starts to make descisions which are in favor of our team; that means choose the players who deserve to play and not those who are protected.

    We have 2 weeks to clear our minds and go into war against ManU; they are beattable but only if the NUFC players believe in theirselfs.

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  • daiv

    Feb 10, 2008 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #18

    Obafan,
    We all dread relegation but Im beginning to think it is not a bad thing. We have been in gradual decline for 10 years and the heartache is getting worse. Why not get rid of all the money mercenaries who do not give a damn about the club (thats virtually the whole squad including Owen martins viduka, the magic 3 who are useless but cannot be dropped) and start again with youngsters in the Championship who care about the club. Kids who would put their neck on the line for the club.

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  • Obafan

    Feb 10, 2008 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #19

    daiv – If we get relegated, then I think we might be the next Leeds Utd.
    All the players will leave (in some cases this will be a fantastic thing, Smith; Carr; … all gone), but maybe MA will also leave the club and what happens next… Who will want to buy the club. MA is a businessman who really wants succes, going down is completely the opposite of what he wants, so perhaps he decides to sell and ….

    We need to stay in the EPL!!! It is also possible to buid a new squad in the summer for EPL 2008-2009. Let’s hope we stay, pls pls pls…

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  • daiv

    Feb 10, 2008 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #20

    Oba,
    Do not worry about Ashley selling. Hes put £250 Mill into the club. Do you think he would sell it for a fraction of that price. He would be forced to stay the course and get us back into the Prem. We would acquire good players because we are NUFC with moneybags Ashley and we would bounce straight back up without the likes ot the magic 3. I could then identify with the players again. I mean actually like the players and not just the club. It helps a lot as a supporter if you actually like the players and how many can we say we actaully like?

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  • daiv

    Feb 10, 2008 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #21

    Oba,
    Im not saying I want us to get relegated…that would be crazy. Im saying it would not be disaster if we did.

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  • UTD111

    Feb 10, 2008 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #22

    Its the dream team Ed – I would just love it if Sir Alan joined Sir Kevin at the club.

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  • Obafan

    Feb 10, 2008 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #23

    daiv – I know I can follow your comment a little bit, but I’m not sure of it anymore. Let’s hope that whatever happens at the end of this season (relegation or not) that the players and the board learn their lessons so that this sh*t never happens again. We are a comedy team, everybody laughs with NUFC. This is a shame, cause everybody should be looking and being positive about this fantastic football club.

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  • Andreas

    Feb 11, 2008 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #24

    Apparently this is a Keegan quote (from the Journal so it might be wrong ofc) “Alan hasn’t scored goals and if you judge him by that you’d say he hasn’t done very well. But if you look at his work-rate, his enthusiasm, I thought first half, he was just about the best player on the park.”

    Things like the above is very worrying indeed. If KK keep playing Smith (and Butt) we’ll be lucky to escape the drop.

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  • Graeme

    Feb 11, 2008 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #25

    Guys, Shearer is not the answer to Keegans problems, just as Keegan is not the answer to NUFC’s problems.

    Keegan is the answer to the fiasco created by Ashley when he sacked the manager with no thought about who was going to replace him. When it all went tits up, he panicked and this is now his escape route to buy time. He had to do something to keep the fans off his back and Keegan was brought in!!!

    Hopefully the REAL manager will be here in the summer to take over the club and put it back on track.

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  • Davie

    Feb 11, 2008 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #26

    I think this club has become the biggest joke in football… I mean what else can you do but laugh at the state of things!

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  • Stami

    Feb 11, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #27

    certainly never a dull moment being a Newcastle United supporter…be it good or bad! i love my club in good times and bad!

    HOWAY THE LADS!

    UP THE TOON

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