Appoint Shearer Long-Term Newcastle Manager Right Now


Alan Shearer has come out today and confessed that he has every faith in his Newcastle players to avoid the drop.

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Shearer – make him long term gaffer right now

Now the players have to reciprocate and start producing the goods if Newcastle are to avoid the tragedy of relegation, which will not just hit the club big time in the pocket, but also to the image of Newcastle United.

Alan talked today and said he thinks the fight will go right down to the wire as he said:

“It will go right to the wire and nerves will jangle, but I believe in my players,” “Players threw their bodies on the line, threw themselves into tackles and were prepared to get cut today.”

“We’re going to need all of that – and a little bit more if we are to survive – but the fight is there.” “In the second half I thought they showed me what they had done in training during the week – the attitude of the players has been great.”

“They showed they can pass it, they can play, and with a little bit more confidence and belief in themselves then we will go on and get results – certainly that’s the aim.”

Alan is right that the fight was there but the lads didn’t show it until the last 30 minutes,and then admittedly they went for every ball and seemed determined to get something out of the game.

Andy’s goal was just a joy to watch for the 30 times or so we’ve replayed it – and he scores every time – it was a tremendous header – and this lad surely must start next Sunday.

Things like rebuilding a squad, even in confidence, unfortunately takes time, as Kevin found last year. It’s hard to come in, wave a magic wand, and we suddenly start winning, and it may be our players , who are under their 4th manager now this season, are a bit shell-shocked at all that’s  happened this season.

But we don’t want to make any excuses for them, because they still need to do the job, which up till now they haven’t done.

If Mike Ashley can convince Alan to become the permanent manager right now, and that’s a big “if”, independent of whether we are relegated or not, it could well prove a boost to the players.

After all, they still don’t know if Joe Kinnear will be coming back in the summer, and in fact that’s still the official party line, although few of us really believe that.

The other advantage if Alan is appointed now is that some players will want to stay at the club, even if we get relegated, because with Alan at the helm, there’s every chance the club can come straight back up next year.

And then Alan can build from there, and he also needs to get management experience somewhere in running the club, so if he can commit himself to Newcastle as their manager, it would be a good time to sign along the dotted line. It will also provide some long term stability to the club, which we’ve needed for some time.

But that’s the challenge Mike Ashley will have, because he’s hardly earned the trust or respect of those associated with Newcastle United this season, including the fans.

Alan said he had talked to Mike last week, and discussed a number of things, so we hope this may have been one of them, and if Alan loves the job like he seems to, now could be the right time to cement the deal.

Mike and Derek Llambias would need to do through the plans on players and the like, if  we get relegated, but of course we’d all hope (and pray) it didn’t come to that.  Certainly the fans would be elated, and we think it would also be great news for the players.

It would also save Mike Ashley’s skin, should we go down.

Comments very welcome.



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191 comments so far

  • beardsleyschin

    Apr 12, 2009 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #1

    I dont think shearer would want to stay if we go down……otherwise it would have probably been agreed already. If we stay up I belive he’ll stay

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  • t_bone_tc

    Apr 12, 2009 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #2

    yeah don’t think he’ll stay unless we stay up – can’t believe he didn’t play Jonas and Andy Carroll from the start yesterday, and nicky butt had a stinker!! should have been brought off. was just punting long balls up or passing it back to Harper.

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  • Toon_Factor

    Apr 12, 2009 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #3

    Get Shearer in full time with Dowie as assistant, and get Rob Lee and Solano (When he retires) in as midfield coaches!

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  • geordie jock

    Apr 12, 2009 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #4

    Ed

    I hope Alan stays as manager but i hope we get rid of most of the players we currently have as they are just not good enough as we have shown this season. Keep Bassong, Beye, Steven Taylor ( i still think he will come good ) and possibly Enrique and ditch the rest. Our midfield and strikers are a joke and need replacing. With our youngsters and new additions maybe we can have a decent season in the championship next season and who knows maybe get back in the premiership.

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  • Stuart79

    Apr 12, 2009 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #5

    He ain’t staying!

    There’s no money to spend and we’ll be in another relegation scrap next season.

    He knows that as we all do and he doesn’t want to be a part of the way this club is being run into the ground!

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  • workyticket

    Apr 12, 2009 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #6

    Toon_Factor // Apr 12, 2009 at 6:36 PM

    “Get Shearer in full time with Dowie as assistant, and get Rob Lee and Solano (When he retires) in as midfield coaches!”

    Why Toon_Factor?

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  • Toon_Factor

    Apr 12, 2009 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #7

    WorkyTicket

    Why not?

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  • Stuart79

    Apr 12, 2009 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #8

    We’ve tried every bugger else!

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  • Toon_Factor

    Apr 12, 2009 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #9

    Can anybody name some expensive Boro flops in recent years?

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  • workyticket

    Apr 12, 2009 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #10

    Toon_Factor // Apr 12, 2009 at 6:46 PM

    “WorkyTicket

    Why not?”

    I was just asking for the reasoning behind your comment Toon. Is that it?

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  • Michael12

    Apr 12, 2009 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #11

    On the bitter already. No to Shearer and No to Dowie. No stripes or badges, no experience and most importantly no tactics.

    He was a world class player but that does not translate into a world class manager.

    Had Kinnear been in charge yesterday we would have taken all three points.

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  • Michael12

    Apr 12, 2009 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #12

    See what I said about him coming in even on a short term. Fantasist fans and there are many of you out there, will begin to call for him to be appointed long-term. Ashley has made enough mistakes so stop calling for him to make another.

    Shearer is out of his depth. The last time I proved this negative (Keegan) I was right and this time again I know I am right.

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  • workyticket

    Apr 12, 2009 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #13

    Got your tin helmet on Michael? I have a spare one if you’re interested? 😉

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  • beyethegreat

    Apr 12, 2009 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #14

    michael how do you know he is out of his depth he has pn;y been in charge for 2 games

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  • geordie jock

    Apr 12, 2009 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #15

    If Kinnear had been in charge yesterday Michael 12 we would have been stuffed, Yet having said that we were very lucky to get a draw. Why are you all calling Shearer when he is trying to help the club. Alright he has no experience but he cannot do much worse than Kinnear, Hughton and Calderwood so get off his back and give him a chance.

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  • Stuart79

    Apr 12, 2009 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #16

    Michael12 // Apr 12, 2009 at 6:57 PM

    On the bitter already. No to Shearer and No to Dowie. No stripes or badges, no experience and most importantly no tactics.

    He was a world class player but that does not translate into a world class manager.

    Had Kinnear been in charge yesterday we would have taken all three points.

    Yet again you have no substance in your argument!

    What evidence do you have to say that we would have won with Kinnear?

    We didn’t beat Stoke at home under Kinnear or Hull (5 times!) Or Boro, Makems, Bolton, need I go on?

    Our record under him is a complete disaster. Second worst in the clubs history!

    Where do you get this ridiculous notion that Kinnear is the right person for us?

    You can’t argue with facts- Facts are his record is p1ss poor!

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Apr 12, 2009 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #17

    Michael12 you obviously aren’t a real Geordie

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  • beyethegreat

    Apr 12, 2009 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #18

    Toon_Factor // Apr 12, 2009 at 6:47 PM

    Can anybody name some expensive Boro flops in recent years?

    alves

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  • beyethegreat

    Apr 12, 2009 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #19

    i am confident we will survive

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  • Stuart79

    Apr 12, 2009 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #20

    Beye

    Agreed. It was a great point as not many teams have got anything there this season.

    We showed fight,passion and when we scored you could see what it meant to the players.

    We never had that under Kinnear.

    If we win our home games we will be fine.

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  • Michael12

    Apr 12, 2009 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #21

    I am a Newcastle Fan like some of you, the only difference between us is I am not afraid to tell the truth even if it means being unpopular.

    Kinnear had made us hard to beat and was getting things right. We all know we started the season so badly with that delusional Keegan walking out.

    Kinnear picked up the shards of the poor self esteem of our team. From there he proceeded to make us hard to beat.

    The fans suddenly think we are in championship challenging form and start their calls for “good football” or “dancing football” which ever fits your description of the so called Keegan glory years where it was harder to lose the title then win it.

    Now I have never said Kinnear is the best man for the job, just better than Shearer.

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  • workyticket

    Apr 12, 2009 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #22

    Geordiedoonsooth // Apr 12, 2009 at 7:11 PM

    “Michael12 you obviously aren’t a real Geordie”

    Why isn’t Michael a ‘real’ Geordie, Geordiedoonsooth?

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  • workyticket

    Apr 12, 2009 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #23

    Absobloodylutely Michael!

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  • Stuart79

    Apr 12, 2009 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #24

    Now I have never said Kinnear is the best man for the job, just better than Shearer.

    How do you know Michael?

    Give the man a fckin chance!

    We are where we are due to p1ss poor management right from the top!

    Frank Riykhaard wasn’t experienced but he done well at Barca, Zola at West Ham, Mancini at Fiorentina. The game is littered with inexperienced managers getting jobs and doing well so lay off him and give him a chance!

    He’s the best chance we have now so he deserves our suppoort

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  • workyticket

    Apr 12, 2009 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #25

    You’ve changed your tune a bit Stuart.

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  • beyethegreat

    Apr 12, 2009 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #26

    michael

    it is too early to tell who is better kinnear started decent but finished poor

    also there is notyhing wrong with wanting good football i see it as an important part of the culture of our club

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  • workyticket

    Apr 12, 2009 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #27

    About giving people a chance anyway.

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  • Stuart79

    Apr 12, 2009 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #28

    Worky

    I believe that Shearer is our best chance of any success at all. Only because he will get the time needed to be a success by the fans.

    I actually thought It was a disgrace that we didn’t give Alladyce time to build something.

    I just don’t think we have any sort of a future with Kinnear. He’s a fossil and he was way out of his depth not Shearer.

    But Shearer has the job now and we need to give him a fair crack of the whip. He more than anyone else deserves that!

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  • beyethegreat

    Apr 12, 2009 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #30

    stuart

    here here

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  • workyticket

    Apr 12, 2009 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #31

    Stuart79 // Apr 12, 2009 at 7:35 PM

    “I just don’t think we have any sort of a future with Kinnear. He’s a fossil and he was way out of his depth not Shearer.”

    Dowie’s tactics yesterday were far more fossilised than Kinnear’s Stuart. All that mortar fire was depressing.

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  • Michael12

    Apr 12, 2009 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #32

    Kinnear made us hard to beat. Have you not noticed how when Kinnear got us a draw the result was deemed disappointing by fans on this forums. Shearer got a draw and we are singing the glory days are back again and saying it was a good draw.

    Stoke are in the bottom half and this is a game we should have won.

    Stuart79 claims we showed passion and like of which we never showed under Kinnear. Well under Kinnear we showed a tactical awareness unlike under both Keegan and now Shearer.

    Stuart79: “Where do you get this ridiculous notion that Kinnear is the right person for us?”
    We draw a game in which we played with no tactics, had we had tactics, we would have won. That is where I get the

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  • beyethegreat

    Apr 12, 2009 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #33

    michael kinnear made us hard to beat but we needed to win

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  • Stuart79

    Apr 12, 2009 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #34

    Worky

    You ain’t going to go and play football at Stoke, Arsenal tried that and they got battered. Man U couldn’t do it hence Rooney lashing out and he should have been sent off, he wasn’t and they won. Just!

    I don’t think we played well but I think you underestimate how difficult a place it is to get anything let alone play football!

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  • workyticket

    Apr 12, 2009 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #35

    Stuart79 // Apr 12, 2009 at 7:35 PM

    “Only because he will get the time needed to be a success by the fans.”

    So why can we only give our support to two managers Stuart? Why can’t we give it to others too? We even turned on Robson FFS.

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  • Stuart79

    Apr 12, 2009 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #37

    Michael12 // Apr 12, 2009 at 7:40 PM

    Kinnear made us hard to beat. Have you not noticed how when Kinnear got us a draw the result was deemed disappointing by fans on this forums. Shearer got a draw and we are singing the glory days are back again and saying it was a good draw.

    Yes but draws at home to Wigan and Stoke are p1ss poor results, that’s why he got slated!

    We got beat against Bolton, Fulham, Mackems and Blackburn. All were around us in the table and we got beat and played poorly!

    Stoke is a harder place to play than any of them away games were we got beat. That foro me is progress.

    How arrogant are you? Stoke away is a game we should have won! Liverpool couldn’t win there or Arsenal, Villa or 5 other teams!

    Your the type of fan we can do without. You just expect us to beat teams and there’s nothing to suggest that we should beat them! Arrogant behond belief!

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  • Stuart79

    Apr 12, 2009 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #38

    Worky

    I agree, we should have given Alladyce time, but Kinnear shouldn’t have been anymore than a stop gap.

    I didn’t think SBR should have gone either. But Shearers shadow has been hanging over every manager since he retired, rightly or wrongly.

    We need to get it out of the way. If he’s a success (which I happen to think he will be) great if not, move on.

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  • beyethegreat

    Apr 12, 2009 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #39

    another point is if we stay up with shearer how much pressure will every other manager be under

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  • Michael12

    Apr 12, 2009 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #40

    @beyethegreat: The league is extreamly competitive.

    Evidence of this can be seen by the fact that Tottenham only a number of weeks ago were in the relegation zone but are scaling the heights of the top 8 challenging for Europa.

    Kinnear came and I need not explain the circumstance we were in when Keegan left, these are unprecedented circumstance the likes of which we have never seen before. We were being thrashed not beaten but thrashed I need not remind you. Our objectives had to be recalibrated from Europa to survival.

    Before Kinnear can start a charge for Europa, we needed to stop losing, then from that platform start picking up points any points were important so long as we were picking them up, try to start winning some of the games we consider winnable, not all.

    Then after a season out with the tripe and in with realistic players who meet our recruitment criteria (inexpensive and young) We were firefighting all season and without the liberties of precious years’ open transfer system through which players could come and go any time of the season we had to make do with what we had.

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