Ashley Surprisingly Gives Alan Shearer The Sack


News this afternoon that Alan Shearer has been sacked from his role as official ambassador of Newcastle United by owner Mike Ashley.



Alan Shearer – sacked by Mike Ashley

Former England and Newcastle captain Shearer, who scored 206 goals for his home town team, was said to be relieved of his post in a phone call this afternoon, following his criticism last week of manager Kevin Keegan’s exit and the current structure of the Tyneside club.

Shearer was at St James’ Park on Saturday to see Newcastle United beaten 2-1 by Premier League newcomers Hull City, and they put in a 50% performance at best. It was a performance with little passion or determination, and seemed to epitomize the huge problems off the field at the club.

Shearer had also told the BBC that he would not be interested in returning to the club as manager under its present regime. Alan was reportedly informed by telephone that he is no longer the Newcastle Club’s worldwide Ambassador, and his former team-mate John Beresford, a regular match-day host, has also been relieved of those specific duties.

Shearer had said earlier on the Keegan resignation:

“I’d like to be a manager at some point in my career but I want to manage – and control who comes in and out of the club.”“If you’ve got three, four or five players waiting for you and you don’t know who they are, then you have got the right to ask yourself, “Can I manage this football club?”‘

The decision to relieve Alan Shearer of his title as Club Ambassador will very likely annoy Newcastle fans and further isolate Mike Ashley from the huge Newcastle fan base world-wide.

Shearer is rightly an iconic figure on Tyneside, hailing from Gosforth and being bought by Keegan during his first spell as St James’ Park manager for a then world record £15M transfer fee from Blackburn Rovers in 1996. Alan scored over 400 goals in his overall career, and scored 206 goals for Newcastle, beating the great Jackie Milburn’s record of 200 goals at the club.

It is very unlikely that Shearer’s Bar, which was boycotted by the vast majority of fans on Saturday, will undergo a name change.

We don’t think Ashley is quite that stupid, and since he has said he will sell the club, he’d be well advised to leave those things alone, and not further enrage Newcastle’s very loyal, and very large, fan base.

Just sell the club Mike.

Comments welcome.



You can share this articleShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someonePin on PinterestDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on Tumblr

199 comments so far

  • Paddy

    Sep 14, 2008 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #1

    what a fool ashley has become

    0
  • Xsico golden boot

    Sep 14, 2008 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #2

    Ashley doing as much damage befor he goes year he really loves our club

    0
  • zpq

    Sep 14, 2008 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #3

    a very petty move and hardly going to help with the sale is it.

    0
  • Ganiyu

    Sep 14, 2008 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #4

    Shearer mind d way u make comment under your current boss.imo not d type of manager we need pResently

    0
  • iffy

    Sep 14, 2008 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #5

    omg is mike ashley is trying to make the club worser

    0
  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Sep 14, 2008 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #6

    whomever comes in will re instate shearer immediatly.
    he’s just trying to get the last laugh if this is true. its just petty babyish behaviour.
    for a split second, i felt slightly sorry for ashley in that statement he released, until i thought back about what has went on.
    After this, i feel stupid for it. Get out of newcastle and never, ever come back.

    0
  • Joseph

    Sep 14, 2008 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #7

    And I was feeling sorry for MA, good god just sell quickly

    0
  • Leo

    Sep 14, 2008 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #8

    how cute is that lass wearing the blue snorg tees teshirt in the adverts haha

    0
  • Xsico golden boot

    Sep 14, 2008 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #9

    Ganiyu do you want to change your name to thrush as this is what you are

    0
  • IrishMan

    Sep 14, 2008 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #10

    Megalomania by Ashley – his last stand.

    0
  • Isaac Hunt

    Sep 14, 2008 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #11

    Leo: those ads have been the only thing to keep me going these last few days

    0
  • hitman

    Sep 14, 2008 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #12

    nowt new from these cockney wankers,never understood.

    0
  • Xsico golden boot

    Sep 14, 2008 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #13

    toon army stood. proud of the toon army MA wants out well go but this about shearer is beyond belief MA TALKS SHIT

    0
  • Chris C.

    Sep 14, 2008 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #14

    go away MA

    0
  • Isaac Hunt

    Sep 14, 2008 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #15

    wonder if he’s sacked that tea lady

    0
  • DanToon

    Sep 14, 2008 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #16

    Newcastle Fans = Bullies

    There’s only one Mike Ashley lol…

    0
  • Ganiyu

    Sep 14, 2008 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #17

    Hey were are my comments

    0
  • Ganiyu

    Sep 14, 2008 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #18

    Isaac u visited my Blog?

    0
  • Gordon

    Sep 14, 2008 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #19

    Sheer petulance.

    Maybe this will open the eyes of the pro-Ashley people to what sort of guy he really is.

    0
  • Brave New Toon

    Sep 14, 2008 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #20

    All the mugs who fell for Ashly’s pityful statement should be ashamed of yourselves…

    This man and his cock eyed cohort are a disgrace, underhand, dishonest, sly, punch you in the back of the head.. pair of gutter rats.

    I am immensly proud of Shearer and keegan.. for standing true to what they believe

    And immensly pround of US for doing the same… don’t trust Ashley keep fighting until they have pocketed the cash and sloped off down the m1

    0
  • Marguerite

    Sep 14, 2008 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #21

    Bye Bye Mike. Put the lights out when you leave.

    Instead of trying to gain sympathy with your statement you should be hanging your head in shame for sacking big Al and Bez – how small minded and peevish can you get?

    0
  • Ganiyu

    Sep 14, 2008 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #22

    Ashley-kk congrats 4 finishing 12th last season.i thought we would av cocacola badger on d new kit well done.
    Kk-nah boss we are 2 big 4 dat.by d way wats up wit next season plans?

    0
  • Marguerite

    Sep 14, 2008 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #23

    Brave New Toon (20) you put it better than me.

    0
  • Marguerite

    Sep 14, 2008 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #24

    Ganiyu – I am asking very Politely, give us all a break and go on someone else’s blog.

    0
  • micknufc

    Sep 14, 2008 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #25

    does anybody else feel as sick as me? been going to the match since feb 1979 as an 8 year old,was there yesterday as a season ticket holder.my life revolves around this football club,but it’s absoloutley unbelievable what’s going on at the minute!
    i didnt want to boycott,i love the team to much,i didnt want to spend the game chanting anti ashley songs,i wanted the team to win!! to be honest i dont think there was that much anti ashley thing going on during the game…but it was obvious the team and the fans heads were elsewhere,coz they were a typical championship team…crap
    black n white goggles that i might wear cant help it.
    im scared lads

    0
  • Ganiyu

    Sep 14, 2008 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #26

    Ashley-kk first i av 2 clear debts.secondly i have 2 get rid of some thugs and money laundering fraudstars.then get some cheaper world class players
    Kk-like who boss?henry retired zidane lampard,and nesta.ur bill should b around a 100gbp.
    Ashley-av u finished ur short term fantasy players.guess u play too much football managers.wise and jim would help out wit d transfer

    0
  • liam

    Sep 15, 2008 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #27

    ED just posted this on the last blog but here it goes again.. rumours are rife (and the times newspaper have just reported) that apparently there’s a group of newcastle officials in Dubai and are very close to a deal to sell the club to a consortium out there, is this the deal you were talking about in your last post ed??…anyone heard if its true??

    0
  • Ganiyu

    Sep 15, 2008 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #28

    Kk-wat d f0ck.shit.u mean 2 Mackems.wel i cant take this any more.i av no option other than resigning.the fans would miss me.
    Ashley-wat ever.get ur ass of my office.u are free 2 jump in2 d lagoon near by my house.

    0
  • Reading Mag

    Sep 15, 2008 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #29

    I adamit his speak was very clever and felt a little sad for him.

    So now you have got rid of the Mesiah….stop taking the piss out our club and fcul off .

    One city one love…….just go…and take nookie bear with you

    0
  • BenjiToon

    Sep 15, 2008 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #30

    This is an utter disgrace. I never know what club ambassadors do exactly but there is no doubt that Shearer continues to carry the Toon flag wherever he goes. He remains a leading figure in the football world, a big personality and someone totally loyal to the cause.

    His comments on the BBC about the regime at the club were actually well mesured and perfectly legitimate.

    Ashley – this is the final straw for me. Sounds like petulant rubbish!

    Anyone seen this article? Kinds of sums up Saturday: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/football/premier_league/article4754191.ece

    0
  • Ganiyu

    Sep 15, 2008 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #31

    Kk-joey it high time u show ashley wat ur made of.
    Joey-kk look my son is laughing
    At me cos i told him i was a starter at d club and ur using me as a sub in d 91st min.i aint going in there
    Its 3-0
    Kk-dont make me angry boy

    0
  • Ganiyu

    Sep 15, 2008 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #32

    Kk-joey it high time u show ashley wat ur made of.
    Joey-kk look my son is laughing
    At me cos i told him i was a starter at d club and ur using me as a sub in d 91st min.i aint going in there
    Its 3-0
    Kk-dont make me angry u thug

    0
  • Ganiyu

    Sep 15, 2008 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #33

    Kk-i want u into d pitch and sweep nasri out cos hes dribbled hell out of butt.eh remember 2 say hi 2 da fans they love u.
    Joey-alright i would get rid of d donkey face.

    0
  • geordieglen

    Sep 15, 2008 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #34

    can ganiyu please feckoff

    what ur on isn’t legal here pal

    0
  • Leo

    Sep 15, 2008 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #35

    whats the craik ganiyu?

    0
  • little willie

    Sep 15, 2008 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #36

    Alan Shearer was getting paid £1 million per year for that role and he didn’t do anything for the club at all, Beresford has had the boot too from his pre match hospitality.

    0
  • Fat sam

    Sep 15, 2008 at 12:30 AM

    Comment #37

    Ganiyu continue im enjoying ur piece of garbage. Ur head must b like a trash can

    0
  • Fans Should Own the Club

    Sep 15, 2008 at 12:34 AM

    Comment #38

    Another bit of petulance and piss poor communication from the owner.

    All credit to Ashley, evidently, for trying to sort out the finances.

    But how tone-deaf can you get?

    This will negate much of the good will he managed to create with that statement…

    0
  • tracey

    Sep 15, 2008 at 12:43 AM

    Comment #39

    Ashley’s statement was impressive, he should have come out with that at the start.

    Unfortunately no-one will ever believe that Dennis Wise is a scouting expert and not a crony.
    And it’s a complete insult for all the board to be based 300 miles away.

    Get a proper DoF in who’ll live locally who works hand in hand with the manager not undermines him and we’ll have a basis for going forwards.

    0
  • Ganiyu

    Sep 15, 2008 at 12:43 AM

    Comment #40

    Alan-dennis can u imagine wat ashley has done 2 d club?
    Wise-a circus 4 clowns .haha ha ha.
    Alan-i wonder y da fat twat refused 2 make thing out with kk.he is full of shit.
    Ashley-gossiping on working hours?
    Wise-alan i 4got 2give u a parcel by ashley guess it ur b.day

    0
1 2 3 5

You must log in to post a comment.