Shearer’s Charisma And Aura Will Not Save Newcastle


One of our most experienced players, Nicky Butt, has today welcomed the arrival of Alan Shearer at the Newcastle club, as the new manager.

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Nicky Butt – welcome the arrival of the great Alan Shearer


Of course Nicky played with Alan when Butt arrived from Manchester United in the summer of 2004, while the fabulous Bobby Robson was still managing the club.

Let’s take a look at what Nicky had to say to Newcastle TV this morning:

“Alan is one of those men who has charisma and an aura about him,” “He demands respect and he gets that the minute he walks in the changing room.”

“The players are happy he’s here and it’s been an enjoyable start.” “He’s been very upbeat and the whole town is on a high.”

“Hopefully now he can help get us out the trouble we’re in and I’m confident that together we can do that.””

“We took the game to Chelsea, worked hard and snuffed out what they had to offer.” “Unfortunately we couldn’t create as many chances as we should have.” “Alan was very upbeat at half-time and said that we could win it.”

“We had to kick on a bit in the second half but then they got a goal which was a bit lucky when it deflected before hitting the bar and coming out to Frank Lampard.”

“To concede a second was again disappointing and we were down after the match because we thought we could have got something.”

“But there are plenty of positives to work on because for an hour I thought we competed very well against one of the best sides in Europe.”

But Nicky, just to get one thing straight, Alan can have all the charisma and aura about him on the touch-line, but if the lads keep making silly mistakes like we did on Saturday, Alan will not be able save us. In fact nobody will.

Even if Alan brought out his magic wand, and we’re sure he has one of them – it just wouldn’t work.

That charisma and aura somehow has to be transplanted to the Newcastle players, and Alan is very well aware of that, and he knows this is not about him, but about the players.

Only the players can now save the club from going down, and overpaid players at that.  We’re hoping with all our hearts that Alan can manifest a big turn-around in the side, but it has to come from the players, and come very soon.

By the way, in ending this story, we did hear a rather strong rumor, from an unnamed source (of course), that on Sunday morning Alan was spotted at home in the back garden cleaning his boots, and taking some shooting practice with his young son.

This sensational news came from one of our usually very reliable (and unnamed) sources – honest! 😀

Comments welcome.



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40 comments so far

  • sahota

    Apr 6, 2009 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #1

    Hi ED,

    Could you help us steer our campaign to save this blog. Can you please let us know if you are thinking about any option by which we can still have this blog running. Please share your thoughts.

    regards

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  • sahota

    Apr 6, 2009 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #2

    Even though I am not born in Newcastle or live in Newcastle. But I love this club form heart and want to do my best to save this blog and so do other people like batty, workyticket, hitman and others. I think there is definitely an interest by everyone to keep it running. So if you could give us your thoughts on what you plan to do to this blog after you stop writing for it, that would be much appreciated. Might be you can write a post about it and inform us all about what you think will be best way forward. I am your you will also be feeling happy after wards if you can see this blog exist.

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  • beyethegreat

    Apr 6, 2009 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #3

    i have benn banned from the blog the last couple of days and i have just heard ed is finishing the blog

    ed i would just like to thank you for the effort you have put in and you are definately with out a doubt the best blog master in the history of blogmasters

    the reason this site is popular is for many reasons such as accesability and blog community aswell as your passion for both this blog and of course nufc you also have a very accepting blog which means you encourage very ones s opinion while also having a no nonsense aproach to bigotry and prejudice

    your dedication has been amazing i have often come on here and thought what is he doing up at this time

    this blog is without doubt the best blog on the internet and that is because of everything you have put in to it

    i hope you have a nice retirement and i hope that if the blog gets restarted this wont be the last we hear from you

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  • batty

    Apr 6, 2009 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #4

    beyethegreat // banned what do you meen m8

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  • beyethegreat

    Apr 6, 2009 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #5

    batty

    i assume it was a mistake but for the last couple of days when i tried to enter this site it claimed i was not permitted

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  • batty

    Apr 6, 2009 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #6

    beye did you email ed

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  • batty

    Apr 6, 2009 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #7

    beye i used to get banned quite a lot for nothing at all lol

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  • beyethegreat

    Apr 6, 2009 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #8

    batty lol

    no i couldnt as i wasnt allowed on the site though i did ask some 1 on facebook to do that for me

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  • batty

    Apr 6, 2009 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #9

    8 beyethegreat got me tickets for the stoke match

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  • beyethegreat

    Apr 6, 2009 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #10

    how much were they batty

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  • batty

    Apr 6, 2009 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #11

    30 quid each m8

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  • batty

    Apr 6, 2009 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #12

    block 39 row 26 turnstiles 48 to 50

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  • beyethegreat

    Apr 6, 2009 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #13

    thats no too bad then

    what is stoke like are there any decent bars there or anything decent o do in stoke

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  • batty

    Apr 6, 2009 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #14

    stoke is a dieing city m8

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  • JoeColl87

    Apr 6, 2009 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #15

    Just a quick look at the pic. Has Butt been on the Mark Viduka diet?

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  • beyethegreat

    Apr 6, 2009 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #16

    oh well it the atmosphere will atleast be worth the visit

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  • beyethegreat

    Apr 6, 2009 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #17

    joe

    i think he might have been

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  • batty

    Apr 6, 2009 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #18

    sahota // Apr 6, 2009 at 10:29 AM

    Hey guys , if you agree then we can all contribute our ideas on this page

    http://www.squidoo.com/savenufcblog

    Its not mine page, its everyone’s page and I just made it in a hurry as I am at work. So might be lot of spelling mistakes.

    ED please, we need you to show us the way about how we can go ahead and keep this blog up and running. We respect your decision but then also need initiative from you to save this blog. I am not sure its good idea to start a blog similar to this from scratch. The better option is to keep this blog running.

    So ED could you please give your opinion

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  • beyethegreat

    Apr 6, 2009 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #19

    batty

    i have just looked stoke up on wikipedia

    youre right it is a dieing town even bishop auckland has more of a wikipedia page than stoke(and that is saying something)

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  • Mags

    Apr 6, 2009 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #20

    Wrap up warm lads for the Stoke game, its on high ground in the middle of nowhere and always b**** cold.

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  • beyethegreat

    Apr 6, 2009 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #21

    for some reason i always imagined stoke as a northern side aswell
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoke-upon-Trent

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  • batty

    Apr 6, 2009 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #22

    Mags your right m8 it got two corners missing and its built on an old sewrage works

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  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 6, 2009 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #23

    Open training day at SJP tomorrow.

    Anyone going – Im not as at work and dont think its appropriate at this time of the season or position.

    Its a PR exercise to show off Shearer.

    Do you think the lads can knuckle down and take it as serious as the training pitch or they can practise positions and formations to be used on Saturday.

    Im probably gonna get shot for saying that.

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  • beyethegreat

    Apr 6, 2009 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #24

    gd point tg

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  • workyticket

    Apr 6, 2009 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #25

    sahota // Apr 6, 2009 at 11:00 AM

    “Even though I am not born in Newcastle or live in Newcastle. But I love this club form heart and want to do my best to save this blog and so do other people like batty, workyticket, hitman and others. I think there is definitely an interest by everyone to keep it running.”

    Well I’m interested Sahota, and I’m a web professional with experience of making sites work. It’s obvious that Ed isn’t making alot of ad revenue from advertising because he’s hooked up with the wrong partner offering poorly targeted products that are of no interest whatsoever to most Toon fans. Nufc.com have a much, much better idea with their advertising partners. Some technical / hosting and design issues need to be sorted out here as well. Having written all that, Ed probably just wants to retire, but may be willing to sell his franchise to a worthy custodian, or group? Time will tell.

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  • JoeColl87

    Apr 6, 2009 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #26

    Pulis told BBC Radio Stoke: “I’m concerned about keeping our feet on the ground. We’ve got Newcastle coming up next week and Alan Shearer’s in town”

    Good, we have them nervous already.

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  • beyethegreat

    Apr 6, 2009 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #27

    worky

    youre right about 1 thing

    It’s obvious that Ed isn’t making alot of ad revenue from advertising because he’s hooked up with the wrong partner offering poorly targeted products that are of no interest whatsoever to most Toon fans.

    i remember it wasnt that long ago they were offering lfc water bottles

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  • Ross

    Apr 6, 2009 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #28

    Graeme-i agree to be honest mate, i dont think its too appropriate. i remember my dad taking me to watch keegans sessions and you’d get thousands and thousands turning up, it was a right good laugh and the players would interact with the fans like they were your mates. we were however, flying high.
    Quite the contrast now and i think we just need to knuckle down and get on with it. Everyone is over the moon to have shearer here and it will be a quality day out for bairns like, but i just think its came at the wrong time. Especially going into yet another “must win”.

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  • batty

    Apr 6, 2009 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #29

    stoke must be the luckyest team this season there possesion is shite nearly always below 40% even at home if we can get an early goal we got a chance but the fans never shut fckin up

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  • beyethegreat

    Apr 6, 2009 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #30

    batty

    as long as i can remember there has only been 1 place that can create an atmosphere better than what stoke are creating now all season long and that was st james’ when at 36 000 capacity

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  • sahota

    Apr 6, 2009 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #31

    @workyticket

    I am sure if Ed reads comments frequently or not.

    I think it would be nice if Ed can tell us what his plans are. As still we all have some time to think about it and plan future course of action.

    I wouldn’t mind even someone buying this blog as long as we keep getting something to discuss about Newcastle.

    Even this blog can be combined with online shop which should sell NUFC related stuff. Also don’t NUFC has some affiliate program for MATCH TICKETS, then anyone who uses this blog can buy through this blog instead of directly from NUFC and that can generate some income. I am myself not expert in internet marketing, just run a small website. But I think if few people can get together and try some ideas to generate some money every month then this blog can be kept running.

    I think it all depends on ED what he wants to do with this blog. Looks like most probably he will sell it to someone because that why I think he has not asked for any opinions about what to do after ED stops contributing to this blog. I definitely think it really depends how many people regularly visit this blog.

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  • batty

    Apr 6, 2009 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #32

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  • workyticket

    Apr 6, 2009 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #33

    beyethegreat // Apr 6, 2009 at 11:50 AM

    “worky

    youre right about 1 thing”

    And the other thing too Beye, as you found out yerself for a couple of days! lol 😉

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  • Ed Harrison

    Apr 6, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #34

    I am committed to running the blog through the rest of the season.
    And I’ll take another look at the end of the season to see where things are with everything.
    Don’t over react to this blog – the important thing is that the club stays up this season – let’s put our energies towards that end and help Alan and Iain – and the players – over the rest of the season. 😀

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  • DanToon

    Apr 6, 2009 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #35

    ………………Harper
    Baye Coloccini Bassong Enrique
    …….Guthrie Nolan Jonas
    ……………….Owen
    ……….Carroll …..Marins

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  • sahota

    Apr 6, 2009 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #36

    You are kidding Ed, I think as you said earlier you were trying to use this on APRIL FOOL day 🙂

    But such was a day due to shearer appointment that you forget about this post.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 6, 2009 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #37

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  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 6, 2009 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #38

    //

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  • lesh

    Apr 7, 2009 at 7:30 AM

    Comment #39

    Hi Ed [Harrison].

    Something tells me you were a Heaton Manor (or even a Manor Park) lad in your previous incarnation…. is that so and if so, when?

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  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 7, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #40

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