Shearer Answers Ashley’s SOS Call To Save Newcastle


The Newcastle Journal reported very early this morning the news that the great Alan Shearer has agreed to take over as manager of Newcastle United until the end of the season.

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Alan Shearer – new interim manager at Newcastle

The call to Alan was said to come directly from Mike Ashley, who caused a sensation 14 months ago when he got Kevin Keegan to come back to manage the club.

But things looks very dicey right now for Newcastle, and relegation would be a complete disaster for our proud club, so Alan Shearer has answered the request by owner ASshley to come in and save the club.

We’ve said for a while now that Joe Kinnear, even if he can come back, is hardly in a position to go straight into the Newcastle oven again, and Chris Hughton is not suited to lead the team, although he’s a very good first team coach.

Newcastle drifted into the bottom three following the defeat to Arsenal and are now two points adrift with just eight games left to play.

The news is that Sheare will be  introduced as the new manager tomorrow, but we still don’t understand why the club has not put anything out on their web site, although we would think Shearer would have denied all this by now, if it was not true.

If this story is true it’s a massive coup for Mike Ashley, and then in the summer the question will be whether  Alan wants to continue in the role, and become the full time manager.

With comments coming in from Freddy Shepherd, John Hall, Bobby Moncur and others, you would have to hope this story is indeed true – but April 1st is a curious time to release the news.

If Alan doesn’t want the Newcatsle manager jopb full time, then the likely favorite would be another local lad, Steve Bruce, who has done wonders at Wigan over the last year, and is starting to look like a more than decent manager.

Comments welcome.



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22 comments so far

  • JakartaDean

    Apr 1, 2009 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #1

    yeah, we heard last night Ed 😉

    Seriously, if there’s any news that can keep us up this season then this has got to be it. Howay!

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  • sahota

    Apr 1, 2009 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #2

    Its great news. I am very happy today and not at all interested of doing any work 🙂

    Just can not hide my joy. Finally I can see Shearer on Newcastle ground , what if on sidelines. I think he will drive us away from relegation. Lets all get together lads and get behind team and Shearer. I don’t think anybody need to say this. I ca only assume how St James Park will look like in Chelsea game, as I will only watch on tele. But if Shearer remains after this season, I will definitely visit park sooner than later. THANKS SHEARER for accepting Ashley’s call. You are always in every Newcastle fan’s heart.

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  • RyanToon

    Apr 1, 2009 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #3

    shearerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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  • DJG

    Apr 1, 2009 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #4

    You seem convinced now Ed.

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  • DJG

    Apr 1, 2009 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #5

    David Craig on Sky sport in 5 mins.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Apr 1, 2009 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #6

    Shearer is a big man stepping upto the plate..hope it works out and we stay up !
    Toon

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  • JakartaDean

    Apr 1, 2009 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #7

    I’ve been doing some very lazy basic searching into the UEFA licence issue. It seems that wor Alan won’t need any patches for this season, but will need to get cracking on the summer. From wikipedia:

    “A UEFA Pro Licence is required by anyone who wishes to manage a football club in the top level of the nation’s league system on a permanent basis (i.e. more than 12 weeks – the amount of time an unqualified caretaker manager is allowed to take control). This applies to both the head coach or team manager, and such a licence is also required to manage in the UEFA Champions League or UEFA Cup.”

    Hit the books Alan!

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  • Eaststander

    Apr 1, 2009 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #8

    one other thing that i would like to add to all you die hard fans except the utter mugs who come on this site mocking the true geordies. Is the fact that no true supporter will ever hold it against shearer if we do go down because lets face it we have been poor this season to say the least this is the last role of the dice lets make it a good one. Hats off to the man for excepting this huge task when he could so easily have stood back. There is only 1 ALAN SHEARER

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  • Johnny Knobsock

    Apr 1, 2009 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #9

    “but April 1st is a curious time to release the news.”

    Ed..
    How many times do you need to be told that he news was released last night – March 31st 😀

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  • RichY

    Apr 1, 2009 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #10

    well, fools ends at 12 doesn’t it?

    any official news?

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  • Eyeball81

    Apr 1, 2009 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #11

    Its all over Sky sports but still no news from the club!

    Just watching with baited breath to find out whats going on. Apparently he’s not going to the training ground and the players have been given the day off

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  • Troy Stavers

    Apr 1, 2009 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #12

    @Stardust

    The mob and NUSC fought for change and got it!!

    We won!!

    Deal with it Sawdust!!

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  • Spitfire

    Apr 1, 2009 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #13

    Hope he brings his boots with him – he’ll easily get a game

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  • Stardust

    Apr 1, 2009 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #14

    Stavers – oh yes – have you got your new teeth yet?

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  • Girth

    Apr 1, 2009 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #15

    Troy
    History has given us some alarming examples of when the majority are horribly wrong…
    Just a thought!

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  • Johno Toon

    Apr 1, 2009 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #16

    im sorry but how have the nusc won? what did they win?

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  • Troy Stavers

    Apr 1, 2009 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #17

    A RALLYING CRY FROM TROY CHURCHILL STAVERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    “I have, myself, full confidence that if all do their duty, if nothing is neglected, and if the best arrangements are made, as they are being made, we shall prove ourselves once again able to defend our home, St. James Park.
    To ride out the storm of opposing fans, and to outlive the menace of tyranny, if necessary for years, if necessary alone, as the Toon army.

    At any rate, that is what we are going to try to do. That is the resolve of Alan Shearer!!
    That is the will of the mob but not the nation.

    The Mob and Shearer, linked together in their cause and in their need, will defend to the death their native turf, aiding each other like good comrades to the utmost of their strength.

    Even though its been years since we visited Europe and many old and famous foreign grounds, we have not yet fallen into the Championship or fell into the grip of Stardust and all the odious apparatus of Ashley rule, we shall not flag or fail.

    We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in Manchester,
    we shall fight in London and Liverpool,
    we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our goal, whatever the cost may be,
    we shall fight on the terraces,
    we shall fight on all the grounds,
    we shall fight in the car parks and in the streets,
    we shall fight in the hills;
    we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this great club or a large part of it were subjugated and Stardust, then our Empire beyond the city walls, armed and guarded by the Toon army, would carry on the struggle, until, in God’s good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.”

    Hail Shearer!! Hail Shearer!! Hail Shearer!!
    Hail NUSC !!! Hail the mob!!!! Hail Troy Churchill Stavers!!!

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  • Girth

    Apr 1, 2009 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #18

    you actually spent you time writting that?

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  • Spitfire

    Apr 1, 2009 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #19

    Girth

    C’mon Troys blog is funny and clever. Admit it. stop sucking your lemon for a minute and lighten up

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  • ronaldeano

    Apr 1, 2009 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #20

    LOL Troy!! 🙂

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  • lesh

    Apr 1, 2009 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #21

    sahota // Apr 1, 2009 at 10:50 AM

    Its great news. I am very happy today and not at all interested of doing any work

    Just can not hide my joy. Finally I can see Shearer on Newcastle ground , what if on sidelines. I think he will drive us away from relegation. Lets all get together lads and get behind team and Shearer. I don’t think anybody need to say this. I ca only assume how St James Park will look like in Chelsea game, as I will only watch on tele. But if Shearer remains after this season, I will definitely visit park sooner than later. THANKS SHEARER for accepting Ashley’s call. You are always in every Newcastle fan’s heart.

    Nice on Sahota and I hope you get your wish!

    On a lighter Sawdust note, let’s not forget the part he’s played in this. He’s tomed it just perfectly what with his influential friends in at the G20, a quiet word with Obama who had a word with Shearer (just to be sure of the ground) and Sawdust got the nod from BO to have a word with Ashley who made the call.

    The Geordie nation owes Sawdust a massive debt. Thank you, thank you and a final grovelling thank you from us all.

    Sawdust, Shearers not the new Messiah, you are!

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  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 2, 2009 at 1:17 AM

    Comment #22

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