Shearer – Managers Must Be Allowed To Manage


Alan Shearer is a very bright guy, and he’s not stupid enough to take the Newcastle job under the current circumstances, when the club is being run by a bunch of Ashley’s cronies, who seem to have no clue at all about how to run a football club.

Alan Shearer – manager must be allowed to manage

Unfortunately for the fans, Ashley owns the club.

Shearer, 38, told The Sun yesterday:

“I do want to be a manager but I believe a manager has to be allowed to manage and it looks like Kevin Keegan was not.”

“When you are a manager you live or die by your decisions and if a manager is not allowed to make those decisions you cannot manage a football club.”

“You cannot work as a manager properly if someone else is deciding which players you buy and which you sell.”

“I totally understand why Kevin has walked out and why Alan Curbishley has done the same thing this week at West Ham.”

You can hardly hold a manager responsible for the playing side of things, if he is not in total control of the players, and who comes and who goes.

But it seems that Ashley and his cronies either don’t understand that, or don’t want to understand it.

They have brought disgrace and ridicule on the Tyneside club, and it also seems none of them have yet come back to Newcastle, after the resignation of Kevin Keegan.

That’s how much they are attached to the club – not at all.

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49 comments so far

  • ed_speed

    Sep 6, 2008 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #1

    good article once again ed (harrison)

    regards,
    ed speed

    p.s ‘mon the lads

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  • ginkoh

    Sep 6, 2008 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #2

    Absolutely agree with him ! All manager deserve to got all support from board and chairman. If you don’t respect your own manager. why you appoint them ?

    No manager in the world want to do job with background like this.
    and If Mike don’t care about this, please sell our club immediately.

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  • xfer

    Sep 6, 2008 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #3

    Spot on Alan…

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  • seetow

    Sep 6, 2008 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #4

    SELL UP AND F*CK OFF!!! sorry i sound like HPS now.

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  • Steve_48

    Sep 6, 2008 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #5

    Have you lad read nufc.com this morning?

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  • Davies

    Sep 6, 2008 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #6

    Apparently DIC, Reliance and Profitable Group are all sniffing around again.

    Unfortunately, the rumour that goes along with these is that Ashley doesn’t want to sell.

    Not sure how I feel about this at the moment. Don’t know if it’s a good idea to jump from one billionaire owner to another. I really hope that, if Ashley sells, he sells to somebody who will let the manager manage. If he stays, he’s really got to scrap this “European style two tiered structure”. It clearly doesn’t work.

    How ironic that Allerdyce didn’t have to put up with any of this.

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Sep 6, 2008 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #7

    Bunch of effin gangsters!

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  • Davies

    Sep 6, 2008 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #8

    I hadn’t seen that Steve_48.

    I got Anil Ambani’s email address of Toon4Life on here yesterday and sent him an e-mail begging him to buy the club (sad but true) but I think loads of people have done the same thing.

    Didn’t know he was such a Keegan fan. It might just be that he’s a PR man rather than a Keegan man, but that would still be an improvement. The club’s PR policy over the last year or so has been attrocious.

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  • nightfall

    Sep 6, 2008 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #9
  • Isaac Hunt

    Sep 6, 2008 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #10

    It’s only those T shirt adverts that stop me from slashing me wrists.

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  • Ian Sykes

    Sep 6, 2008 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #11

    How did it get to this ?

    Why was there no communication between the wise one and KK?

    Why could Wise not have discussed appointments with KK and got his buy in on transfers? Surely the shape and playing style of a football team is determined by its players.

    I can not believe that KK would have taken the managers job under these conditions.

    This either has to be stopped immediately for the benefit of NUFC or the next guy will be nothing more than a yes man to the directors thats obviously controlling this from the psychiatric ward.

    This is a total cluster f*** and will be until we get Dumb and Dumber out of NUFC

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  • Ian

    Sep 6, 2008 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #12

    The word has changed, while Ashley wanted to retain part of the club he now wants to wash his hands of the whole place!!!!

    Great, boycott the games and this will speed things up.

    In case anyone thought Alan Shearer said dont boycottt the games, he didnt quite put it that way, he cant be seen to side with fans in any actions against the owner as he is atill part of football in the uk.

    He said I do not know if boycotting the games will do any good.

    Hit Ashley hard but hopefully over a short period until he sells the whole club, then the new owners will bring Keegan in to run the show properly.

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  • Graham

    Sep 6, 2008 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #13

    I’ve not really posted anything on here for a few days but have been reading everything thats going on. I haven’t really known what to say.

    But we all know that Shearer is right and we all know that he will not take the job if offered under the current ‘structure’. I’m not Shearers biggers fan (footballer yes – but as a person I have my reasons) but I would hate to see him wreck his managerial career before its started.

    As for Ashley, I don’t know what to think. Did all of this happen with his full knowledge or have his employees been doing this under their own agenda? Either way he’s been extremely naive at best; and shown utter contemp for Keegan, the players, the club, fans and City at worst.

    I think he’ll sell if the right offer comes in. I only hope he doesn’t want over the odds. After all, the past few days have probably wiped about 20% off the market value of the club.

    Gerald Ratner wrecked his company in a single sentence. Mike Ashley may have done similar…..

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Sep 6, 2008 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #14

    I reckon there are still shocks to come. Something dodgy has been going on in the background.

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  • AndyNUFC

    Sep 6, 2008 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #15

    Somehow I just don’t think Ashley will sell… Here’s to hoping Ambani offers £300M+ for us…

    Just imagine how generous Ashley must feel that the lost thing he done as our owner was ridicule our saviour manager.

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  • Graham

    Sep 6, 2008 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #16

    Anyone thinking of getting a bit naughty over all of this (pitch invasions etc) please read nufc.com before you put you militant head on.

    If there is any chance of getting new owners, we don;t want them put off by a bunch of neanderthals on the pitch (Joey Barton excepted)

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  • AdamCF

    Sep 6, 2008 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #17

    I was just looking at the structure of the club and thought that maybe there is no need for a traditional ‘manager’ as such. Is there any reason as to why Chris Hughton does just take over as Head Coach and then that be it? Because ultimately as much as I or anyone else that comments on this blog would like to think Dennis Wise and his group of people pretty much perform the tasks of what a traditional ‘manager’ would do except the match day and coaching related matters which can be done by Chris Hughton.
    Would anyone accept this arrangement? Because potentially it may work.

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  • Ian

    Sep 6, 2008 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #18

    Graham I agree, the biggest impact would be an empty stadium.

    No shouting abuse or doing anything silly, just stand and state your point out side the ground to the tv stations, that way any foreign buyer sees why we are upset, but realises that we will return as soon as there is a new owner, if the owner brings in kevin keegan then the ground will be full again.

    Our ownly gripe is with Ashley, Wise and Liambias are doing as they are told even though we have little respect for them either as they cant manage a board.

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  • 51times

    Sep 6, 2008 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #19

    AdamCF – Think you’re on your own there.

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  • Glenn_United

    Sep 6, 2008 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #20

    Shearer mate, you are absolutely 1000% correct Ashhley and co are up to no good, they are here as cockney terrorists…here to detroy newcastle, as the londoners always want to!!!!!

    They can piss off now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ASHLEY AND THE BOARD OUT NOW!!!!

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  • AdamCF

    Sep 6, 2008 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #21

    Glenn.. the club would be in receivership now if Mike Ashley didn’t buy the club.

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  • Spyro

    Sep 6, 2008 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #22

    get with the times shearer

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  • Paul

    Sep 6, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #23

    You’re right Graham (16). If Ambani flies over in his helicopter, and sees 50,000 truculent geordies singing “sack the board!” it may give him second thoughts.

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  • Irish_toon

    Sep 6, 2008 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #24

    Why does Ashley so badly want too manage the team like a Spanish or Italian team with the manager doing nothing but manage the players and getting other people to come in and recruit players???? If the champions league has thought us anything last year, with 3 english teams in the semi finals, it’s that the english teams are the best in europe in the minute so why should we want to change for a proven lesser way of the club to run???? DOES ASHLEY HAVE A CLUE???

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  • Sav

    Sep 6, 2008 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #25

    Shearer would only be venturing his reputation with fans as a sticking plaster to cover the contempt shown by Ashley and Wise, just as the arrival of Keegan quelled the fans after Sam’s departure.
    Our hopes for a Keegan-led revival have fallen apart at the seams faster than a SportDirect shirt. Even if Ambani, who is supposed to be a KK fan, were to buy into NUFC, I doubt we’ll see hid cheery grey bonce in SJP again.
    But keeping our hands in our pockets will persuade Ashley to sell at whatever he can get while he can.
    As ever, our next 3 or 4 games will decide everything – which is a crazy way to run a club, but that’s a fact. Should we fail to get a win out of our next few games, there’ll be rioting in the streets and he must know it.

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  • 51times

    Sep 6, 2008 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #26

    Paul – How do you figure that? It’d just strengthen his position. He probably already knows we all want Ashley out, knows he has the backing of the fans. All we need him to do now is talk to Ashley and his cronies.

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  • Glenn_United

    Sep 6, 2008 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #27

    AdamCF…don’t be daft, someone else would have bought the club we are a famous club a great club, wake up man!

    ASHLEY OUT and take your sand pit and friends with you!!!!!!

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  • Paul

    Sep 6, 2008 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #28

    And Glenn (20), don’t be such a bigot! I’m a geordie (born in Gosforth) in London and alot of my friends are Londoners.

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  • Glenn_United

    Sep 6, 2008 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #29

    Paul, haven’t you realised that the cockneys are always lashing out at us…
    the press…etc

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  • AdamCF

    Sep 6, 2008 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #30

    Woe is me.. Geordie’s aren’t the only supporters of NUFC. Don’t be so narrowminded.

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  • 51times

    Sep 6, 2008 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #31

    Paul – You mug, your londoner “mates” think you’re a thick c*nt and they hate your guts. It’s always the same with those people.

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  • Sav

    Sep 6, 2008 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #32

    As for Chris Hughton selecting a team as Head Coach. That is a logical step in the way they want to run the club.
    – But you are forgetting that this much-vaunted continental-style brains trust we have failed to get us cover for Butt, failed to get us a left-back, left only Cacapa as experienced CB cover, left Geremi as our RM and cover for RB and tried hard to flog club captain, Michael Owen.
    Compare our strength of squad with any other top half club and you will get a shock. A couple of injuries and suspensions will leave us decimated.

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  • Glenn_United

    Sep 6, 2008 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #33

    STAND UP IF YA LUV THE TOON!!!
    VOTE / PROTEST WITH YOUR FEET AND BUMS!!! BOYCOTT GAMES AND JUST STAND OUTSIDE THE GROUND WITH SILENT POSTERS AND CHANTS OF ASHLEY OUT, SELL THE CLUB!!!

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  • AdamCF

    Sep 6, 2008 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #34

    Sav.. agree 100% it’s disappointing that the squad does lack depth. The only positive that I can see is that every new signing we have under this new regime have been calculated and research has been done. We haven’t just brought in a Joey Barton or Alan Smith where history has long stories to tell with both of them off the field for one and on for the other.

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  • AdamCF

    Sep 6, 2008 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #35

    The other thing Sav I guess that has to be taken into consideration is the astronomical wages bill that the club has with this current squad against where they are positioned with other teams that sit mid-table.

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  • Paul

    Sep 6, 2008 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #36

    Glenn (29), I know what you mean but just because there are some who come out with a load of crap about Newcastle it doesn’t mean they’re all like that! I even have some Spud friends who admire NUFC! (hard to beleive, I know), and anyway, you’re hardly blameless going on about “cockney terrorists” 😉 . The media can be full of crap no matter where they come from. Have you ever read Alan Oliver? 😉

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  • NotAGhostToon

    Sep 6, 2008 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #37

    My idea, would be instead of all these extravagent colours and noises etc. just have people link arms with each other like one big human chain and maybe either stay quiet and stand, or maybe sing the blaydon races or something. All these other ideas are good but we need something which shows unity but gets noticed.

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  • GeordieJayne

    Sep 6, 2008 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #38

    This was actually a exclusive interview TV yesterday shown on the local News. Obviously the sun as printed it after seeing it.

    It was a smashing interview with Alan and was from the heart. Thanks Alan.

    You can go to ITV tynetees news and watch it

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  • GeordieJayne

    Sep 6, 2008 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #39

    shearer Interview it was actually BBC not ITV sorry.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/football_focus/7601172.stm

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  • GeordieJayne

    Sep 6, 2008 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #40

    he rest of Shearer’s interview

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7601319.stm

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