Shearer – Kevin Has Newcastle Moving Forward Nicely

Alan Shearer today talked to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, and he thinks Kevin Keegan was a great appointment for the club.


Alan Shearer – Kevin was a great appointment for Newcastle

Alan talked to the Evening Chronicle today:

“I think towards the end of the season you have seen a team playing with confidence.”

“They are going forward and looking to score goals.”

“It’s a great appointment and I really hope he does well.”

Keegan has generally been very good in spotting good players that can make a difference at Newcastle, and fans will be hoping he’s lost none of that capability of knowing a good player when he sees one.

And the player doesn’t necessarily have to be a big star to be really good.

Alan was asked how he thought Kevin would do next season and he continued:

“It depends what money Kevin spends, and what players he can get in over the summer.”

“It is hard to judge it until then.”

“I know he wants new players in and I know the owner wants new players in.”

“But whether we can get them in remains to be seen.”

Shearer is still performing his rather strange role as the Newcastle club ambassador and still working as a pundit for the BBC.

There’s been no news at all on whether Alan will want to join Kevin Keegan as a coach at Newcastle for next season, or at any time.

Alan will be off to Austria and Switzerland next week for the European Championships of course, a competition in which England failed to qualify, which is completely unacceptable with the players we have available.

But the England boys looked good and organized under Fabio Capello in their rather easy 2-0 win against the USA on Wednesday evening.

Alan Shearer is like any fan born and bred in Newcastle – fanatical – and he would certainly want nothing more than for the Tyneside club to be really successful again.

But Shearer is also realistic about the situation as he added:

“It was always going to be tough for him in the first few games.”

“I think what people forgot to look at were the run of fixtures we had when he first came.”

“They were tough for any team never mind a team that was suffering from a lack of confidence.”

“But slowly but surely Kevin has got them round to playing his way.”

“He’s slowly but surely encouraged them.”

Kevin Keegan is way under-rated as a football coach, and he was able to see fairly quickly that with the players we have in the squad, a 4-3-3 got the very best out of them.

And rather than always have one of Martins, Owen or Viduka on the bench, as it was under Big Sam – he was able to start all 3 strikers.

So he had his top 3 goal-scorers on the field to start games – what a concept – and of course it seemed all very sensible to us.

Roll on next season.

Comments welcome.

21 comments so far

  • cooldj

    May 30, 2008 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #1

    wall virginity

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 30, 2008 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #2

    what is the point in posting wall virginity??

  • cooldj

    May 30, 2008 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #3

    it just gets the ball rolling. look now we have 3 comments!

  • KyleNYC

    May 30, 2008 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #4

    I wish Keegan would coach the USA. He would probably pick the best players for matches, unlike Bob Bradley. What a tool.

  • Faustino

    May 30, 2008 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #5

    Get out of them tight slacks, get your bloody tracksuit on and get down that training ground and mentor Andy Carrol you lazy bastard!!!!!!! 😉

  • Davies

    May 30, 2008 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #6

    Agreed. Get off the comfy match of the day chair, stop waving your crotch at the camera and start making a contribution.

    Everybody preferred you as a footballer! Give the young lads a chance to learn from the legend while he’s still got lead in his pencil.

  • seetow

    May 30, 2008 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #7

    come on back big al, viduka out for the first few months can we sign you back on for 2 quid a week to reduce our wage bill? 😀

  • sirjasontoon

    May 30, 2008 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #8

    I have got a good idea-get rid of Owl and Wise who are clearly a pair of twats (like cooldj and his wall virginity crap)
    and get Shearer in as football director.

  • cooldj

    May 30, 2008 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #9

    hey jase come on. i hit a soft spot. jealous are we.

  • JJ

    May 30, 2008 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #10

    Shearer what a legend, but he does a crap job as ambassador.
    Never hear from him…. He should become more involved with the club and assist KK in every way possible.
    Who better to be our forwards coach than Shearer? Teach them how to hold the ball up and not waste chances.
    Great as a player but needs some humilty as a coach before he steps up to managment.
    Regardless he’ll always be my ultimate footballing hero.

  • seetow

    May 30, 2008 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #11

    don’t worry cooldj. i’ll fight you for wall virginity next time 😛

  • cooldj

    May 30, 2008 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #12

    haha 🙂

  • Oba

    May 30, 2008 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #13

    Pretty sure that the term wall virginity is used by 30 year old virgins, who are only intent on embarassing themselves and therefore rendering themselves pointless, worth nothing in life, and quite honestly a lonely sad bastard.

    So yeah, next person who does it as the first comment next time is most probably all of the above.

    Good day.

  • Yahya Ahmad

    May 30, 2008 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #14

    What the hells wall virginity?

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 30, 2008 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #15

    shearer should be our new chairman, not this twat-tawoo owl lambias fella, who is a mighty hammer.

  • Viper

    May 30, 2008 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #16

    Ed, I quote:

    “But the England boys looked good …”

    did they really look ‘good’? Was not only bored (yes a friendly I know) but looked no different to me especially in the first half to dare I say predessors. But we beat the yalks all the same!

    Shearer legend. Fact.

  • cooldj

    May 30, 2008 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #17

    oba = idiotic tool. fact.

  • Jeff

    May 30, 2008 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #18

    Shearer needs to get back to NUFC and get in the mix training our players with Keegan and Terry Mac not hanging around at MOTD with those nobbers Linekar, Hanson and worst of all Lawrenson. Hes not even that good as a pundit. Surely hed make a better coach with his ability, experience and knowledge of the game. Plus he would command instant respect off the younger players.

    BTW does anyone know of any Mark Lawrenson hate campaign groups cos i really cant stand him and would love to get him banned from the telly.

  • Leo

    May 30, 2008 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #19

    what are tight slacks faustino? bit of an oxymoron isnt it?


  • Paul

    May 31, 2008 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #20


    Why not find a nice sunderland blog to post your pathetic crap that seems to flow from your gob, you will be right at home there.

  • cooldj

    May 31, 2008 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #21

    because unlike some i have and always will be a toon fan. you tool.


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