Shearer Can Re-Ignite Michael Owen At Newcastle


If the news that Alan Shearer has agreed to manage Newcastle United until the end of the season is indeed true, that is fantastic news for the club, but still nothing official yet on the Newcastle United web site.

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Owen – clapping when he heard the Alan Shearer news – smile Michael

One player who will be delighted to hear this news is Alan’s friend and former team-mate at Newcastle and England –  Michael Owen.

Shearer has always been an admirer of Michael Owen, and we suppose one striker recognizes another good one, when he sees him.

Michael still has to decide whether he will stay at Newcastle United, but it seems almost certain that if Alan agrees to manage the club permanently, it will be a no-brainer for Michael, who lives close to Alan, and has great respect for the former England and Newcastle captain.

If both Alan and Michael stay on for next season, it should also re-ignite Michaels’ England career, even under Fabio Capello, if Michael can start playing regularly and plonk in the goals.

And assuming Alan can keep the club in the Premier League he will be more than wary of what contract he signs for Ashley, given the Keegan debacle, and Mike should know that Alan will not take any messing about from Ashley.

Alan Shearer is a born leader, born and bred in Newcastle, and though he has absolutely no experience in managing any club, his mere presence at Newcastle will pick everybody up. When Newcastle signed him from Blackburn in 1996, for £15M, Blackburn offered him the player-manager role, to try to keep him,  such was his influence in the dressing room.

And we always wondered just how much impact he had for Glen Roeder, when Glen went on that phenomenal run at the end of the 2005-2006 season, and won 7 of our last 7 league games to qualify for Europe.

If we get a good result against Chelsea, that could even happen this season – we hope!

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35 comments so far

  • magforlife

    Apr 1, 2009 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #1

    Owen doesnt need anyone to kick his arse, he is class but just hasnt been fit enough. He will score us the goals needed, no problem.

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  • RyanToon

    Apr 1, 2009 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #2

    sir al will play him! unlike stupid hughton

    i hope kinnear stays as a coach or something but hughton can go!

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  • Davy Craig

    Apr 1, 2009 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #3

    I agree magforlife – Owen is a model professional. He will give his best and hopefully score the goals to keep us up. I just wish he hadn’t gone to the last world cup, then he and we may not be where we are now. All ifs and buts though.

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  • Joey Barton 666

    Apr 1, 2009 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #4

    IAN DOWIE IS IN———- Brilliant i love this man

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  • Matt

    Apr 1, 2009 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #5

    Aye, things already sound better! Any chance of getting rid of hughton while we’re at it?

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  • geist

    Apr 1, 2009 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #6

    why ian dowie of all people?

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  • geist

    Apr 1, 2009 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #7

    …seems a bit of a random choice.

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  • JJJ

    Apr 1, 2009 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #8

    Owen is past it, I think Shearer will do a good job but I do see his relationship with Owen as an obstable. Hopefully Im wrong…
    But I think it’d take an atom bomb to reignite Owen because he has been past it for at leat three years.

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  • Mikeflame

    Apr 1, 2009 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #9

    Well Dowie has the experience Al lacks so a good choice to me!
    What a random day its been since ssn broke it at 11 last night!!

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  • shearerwonderland.

    Apr 1, 2009 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #10

    well ashley said he had some breaking news for the yellow ticker in january

    so here it is 🙂

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  • Joey Barton 666

    Apr 1, 2009 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #11

    i have met ian dowie loads of times, i was a yts at palace and he always used to come down to the training ground, he is a great guy and also very very dry sense of humour.

    bring in rob lee, beresford, barton and albert qaulity

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  • bennytoon

    Apr 1, 2009 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #12

    I heard Owen hated Shearer for talking him into joining newcastle in the first place. Never mind michael, only 8 more games before you leave.

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  • Stuart79

    Apr 1, 2009 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #13

    Owen needs a rocket from NASA!

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  • cicero

    Apr 1, 2009 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #14

    Ian Dowie was at Southampton with Big Al

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  • geist

    Apr 1, 2009 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #15

    cicero… oh ok that explains it.

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  • BigLish

    Apr 1, 2009 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #16

    Ian Dowie – that’ll upset a few fans (not me) as he has absolutely no previous ties with NUFC whatsoever!!

    Good choice if true. A bit of experience that Alan lacks (as I was blasted for mentioning this morning).

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  • BigLish

    Apr 1, 2009 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #17

    Owen, like any striker will thrive with a bit of confidence. but unless we can get balls in the box for him as well, he might as well be playing in a pair of rigger boots

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  • shearerwonderland.

    Apr 1, 2009 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #18

    waaaaaaaalking in a shearer wonderlaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand! 🙂

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  • shearerwonderland.

    Apr 1, 2009 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #19

    so whats happening with chris hughton?

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  • bennytoon

    Apr 1, 2009 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #20

    So yo now have shearer who hasnt any managerial experience and dowie who was crap as a footballer and even worse as a manager. Ashley must really hate you lot.

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  • hitman

    Apr 1, 2009 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #21

    benny the bell end,clive allen

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  • Troy Stavers

    Apr 1, 2009 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #22

    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 subjected to Stardust and his rules, 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 Newcastle United , with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the mob.”

    Hail Shearer!! Hail Shearer!! Hail Shearer!!
    Hail NUSC!! Hail The Mob!!!

    NUSC WON THE BATTLE FOR CHANGE!!

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  • cicero

    Apr 1, 2009 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #23

    These appointments haven’t just been a knee jerk by MA & DL this has obviously been under discussion for at least the last week. Makes sense Shearer wouldn’t sign any contract beyond the end of the season also MA wouldn’t offer one until the future is sorted. JK to move upstairs to support Lambas.

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  • shearerwonderland.

    Apr 1, 2009 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #24

    bennytoon

    can i just ask probably for most people on this blog
    what is the point in your existence?

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  • Premiership Manager

    Apr 1, 2009 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #26

    Ed.

    Micheal is a model professional however he wouldn’t score goals at Manchester United if he’s not fit to play.

    With a club that is trying to restructure due to the salaries of over paid under achieving players it is not good business to take further risks by extending or offering Owen a new contract and you above all people should know that.

    If he wants to stay it should be stricktly on a pay as you play contract with bonus’s for goals scored and nothing else.

    We have to move forward and learn from experience and lets face it this year has been one of the worst in the clubs history.

    If Shearer manages to keep us up and does stay on board MA will have to offer him a very good incentive to stay on.

    Unfortunately 10M which apparently is all we will have for transfers may not be enough as he needs to invest a minimum of 20M to replace Viduka, Owen, Smith, Cacapa, Geremi and anybody else who goes during the next transfer window.

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  • bennytoon

    Apr 1, 2009 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #27

    Just copied this from another site which made me smile.

    This just sums up frankly how f***ing ridiculous Newcastle United are.

    They spend their time demanding the return of ‘King Kev’ who did naff all good for them and is the focus of unfounded adulation, and now they bring back a guy who scored a few goals for them in order to salvage their Premier League status. Pathetic.

    If Man Utd got into trouble, I doubt they’d draft in Eric Cantona. Likewise if we were in a relegation dogfight, we wouldn’t be drafting in David Ginola.

    There are proven managers like Alan Curbishley free, and yet they choose to pander to their moronic fans’ daft obsession with club ‘legends’.

    I hope they go down.
    __________________

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  • Premiership Manager

    Apr 1, 2009 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #28

    I forgot to mention we also need another four players in addition to those leaving to bolster the squad which has suffered this year due to not having enough players so realistically MA will need to invest closer to 30M

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  • hitman

    Apr 1, 2009 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #29

    reet lads from here on in blank the bell end benny,hes not worth our time,the kid has problems that run deep about the toon,blank him.

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  • shearerwonderland.

    Apr 1, 2009 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #30

    bennytoon

    still havent answered my question
    i believe dennis wise has more point to be put on earth than you matey
    and i have a lot of hatred for him

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  • shearerwonderland.

    Apr 1, 2009 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #31

    hitman
    good idea

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  • bennytoon

    Apr 1, 2009 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #32

    shearerwonderland- were you put on this earth to be alan shearers cheerleader? How exciting.

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  • shearerwonderland.

    Apr 1, 2009 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #33

    well done.
    good one benny very good

    bahahah

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  • sahota

    Apr 1, 2009 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #34

    Hey BENNY, please atleast keep your mouth shut for today. Can you please 🙂 Its polite request . Can’t you digest that we are happy ? You are always spreading shit around here with your discouraging words, use that for spurs. I don’t think you should do this as once (not that much back) you were also in disparate situation like ours. I have said earlier also to you several times, don’t curse someone if you can not wish well. Otherwise one day you will be cursed mate. So just don’t write SHIT here.

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  • magforlife

    Apr 1, 2009 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #35

    Troy Stavers – you after a job on the backroom staff or what, superb post and its what we all need to remind us of what it is to be fan, atmosphere on Saturday will be electric.

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