There’s Only One Boss At Newcastle Now – Alan Shearer

Shearer was always a strong personality during his playing days, and he had his own ideas and opinions, and now as manager nothing much has changed.


Alan Shearer – the boss, gaffer and manager

Shearer talked to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today:

“It’s just one or two little tweaks here and there, which I think the players have wanted to happen but, for whatever reason, haven’t happened.”

“Punctuality’s a major thing for myself, and we all eat together.” “The injured players are now in until late afternoon, and I hope that will have an effect in clearing the medical room.”

“Players don’t like to stay until late afternoon – do they?”

As people may remember when the great Bobby Robson took over he didn’t like the number of players in the injury room (one of them was Marcelino), and he even hinted some were faking injury so they wouldn’t have to play. Marcelino was injured for 3 years, as we recall.

But that’s a strong hint from Alan that he’ll make it uncomfortable for players who are injured, because they will be in the injury room more than they like – a good move by Alan. Also it looks like it’s not a healthy thing under Alan to be late either. 😀

And it looks like Shearer could have Mark Viduka back in action for the trip to Tottenham Hotspur next week, and Alan believes Mark can be a crucial player for Newcastle, if only he can get him fit.

We’ve panned Mark a number of times because of his injury record, but we know Mark’s also a decent guy, but it seems his body is past it, as far as top class football is concerned. But if he can return and make a difference at Newcastle in the final 6 games of the season, that would be just great, and we’d be the first to acknowledge that.

Shearer also took a leaf out of Kevin Keegan’s book and ensured all the players signed autographs for every supporter who had waited behind, after the Newcastle open training session on Tuesday – and that’s something Kevin Keegan used to absolutely insist on. Respect the fans who pay your wages – that’s something Ashley and Llambias can both learn from Alan.

So if Alan Shearer is taking the best stuff he’s learned from each of the excellent managers he worked under – he could become really good himself – couldn’t he?

But Alan does not have time and must very quickly have his influence manifest itself on the field, in terms of some good results. We hope that will start tomorrow afternoon, it has to start soon if we are to survive, that’s for sure.

And it doesn’t help that our only left back has injured himself in training. However we expect Duff to play in that position tomorrow, and we also expect that Damien will do more than a good job there.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.

10 comments so far

  • jonny

    Apr 10, 2009 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #1

    duff lb? lets hope stokes’ rw isnt brilliant then, actually we should be ok 🙂

  • Doocey

    Apr 10, 2009 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #2

    Duff will get forward at every opportunity and make leave gaps at the back, my only concern

  • batty

    Apr 10, 2009 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #3

    3 1 to the toon ive been watch stoke against the toon 8 times we have won 6 and drawn two so tomoz it will be won 7 and drawn 2

  • DJG

    Apr 10, 2009 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #4

    Baton down the hatches and splice the mainbrace.

    I will be wearing two pairs of undies this time tomorow thats for sure.

    We will already know if blunderland have lost or not !!

  • DJG

    Apr 10, 2009 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #5

    The injured players are all kept behind! Get in Shearer thats the way to do it.

    Does anyone want kinnear back after this coz i sure as hell don’t.

  • batty

    Apr 10, 2009 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #6

    DJG who is kinnear m8

  • bennymoob

    Apr 10, 2009 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #7

    I’m fat
    I’m bald
    I’m a twat
    I’m bennyboob
    I’m bennyboob

  • chuck

    Apr 10, 2009 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #8

    If you have payed attention to Duffs game you should know he can play a defensive role, as well as up front.
    Then if you havent a clue and listen to the morons who say he runs in circles, I suggest you find another sport to watch because you just dont get it.
    Show up on time, sign autographs ?
    Play Carroll up front ?
    Sorry, why does that not impress me.
    This may be good PR, but I would like to see some positive results instead.
    Now hiring a Martin Jol, who will be available for next season, would be a step in the right direction.
    This club has to have a massive clearout and start a rebuilding program, the present squad has at the most a half dozen PL quality players and would struggle even if relegated.
    As much as I liked Shearer as a player, face it he is a rookie in the managerial role and not the answer, maybe a few years down the road.
    Let him continue his role as a pundit and hire Jol to rebuild this dismantled team and hopefully have some stability combined with a sense of direction.

  • workyticket

    Apr 10, 2009 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #9

    LOL Chuck. Astute and to the point.

  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 11, 2009 at 12:56 AM

    Comment #10



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