Shearer Keen To Build Back-Room Staff At Newcastle


You could say that Alan Shearer is doing a poor job of pretending he is only at Newcastle until the end of the season.

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Alan Shearer – already building his back-room staff at Newcastle

As well as talking to the press about summer transfer targets and maybe offering Mark Viduka a new one year contract in the summer,  Alan is reported today to want former club doctor Dr. Roddy MacDonald back at Newcastle for a third time.

Alan Shearer has come into the Tyneside club, and for once has shown an awful lot of common sense, and he is trying to get to the bottom of how Newcastle seem to have so many injuries each season, and much more than other Premier League clubs. This has been the case for many a season.

Dr. MacDonald is one of the top rated doctors in British football, and is currently working for Martin O’Neill at Aston Villa, after leaving Newcastle shortly after Shearer’s retirement as a player in 2006. He has also been at the club doctor at Celtic.

Shearer seemed dissatisfied with Newcastle club doctor, Ian McGuinness, and McGuinness left Newcastle last week after striker Oba Martins pulled out of the Stoke game, just hours before the kick-off, and Shearer didn’t even know the player was injured.

Shearer knows Dr. MacDonald well, as the two worked together on a number of  Alan’s injuries, and he also oversaw Michael Owen’s recovery from the knee ligament damage he suffered playing for England against Sweden at the 2006 World Cup finals.

It seems that Shearer is already surrounding himself with people he knows well in the game, and since former assistant manager to Bobby Robson, John Carver, has recently resigned at Toronto FC, because of disagreements with the MLS, don’t be surprised if Alan finds a position for him back at Newcastle in the summer.

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85 comments so far

  • Turkish Magpie

    Apr 26, 2009 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #1

    I remember he was good 😉

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Apr 26, 2009 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #2

    but what we really need to do is change the training ground! Why do we get so many injuries in the training gorund?

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 26, 2009 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #3

    has anyone notiiced how the results went for us yesterday and because of that the pressstart slating us again, just to try and knock the team the eve before the biggest game in a decade

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  • beyethegreat

    Apr 26, 2009 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #4
  • Toon_Factor

    Apr 26, 2009 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #5

    Ashley may have to go if Shearer stays as he needs money to spend if Ashley sells- great, if he brings in new investers to help him- great, or even if he gets kidknapped then so be it!

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  • beyethegreat

    Apr 26, 2009 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #6

    we shall win tomorrow

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  • Sav

    Apr 26, 2009 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #7

    If you train as you play, it stands to reason there’ll be a lot of injuries. If we had better players with a good touch and who passed it better, there’d be less chance of tackles flying in.

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  • Matt

    Apr 26, 2009 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #8

    I read something allardyce said about changing the training ground a while ago. I seem to recall he said it was too soft and that is why we get so many hamstring/achillies injuries. I thought something was being done about it ages ago but evidently not.

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  • Matt

    Apr 26, 2009 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #9

    Also, are people STILL on about Ashley leaving? Come on, it’s not the owner that determines the outcome of a football club ultimately. It’s the players and what the manager does with those players to make them play to the best they can or to form targetted systems to break down certain teams.

    Look at Man City. Billions but not setting the world alight. Equally look at Fulham, no money compared to them and still occupying the same area in the table. It’s not all about money. It’s about how you apply the skills you have.

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  • batty

    Apr 26, 2009 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #10

    get in arsenal scored

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  • Doocey

    Apr 26, 2009 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #11

    So Important that we win tomorrow

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  • Toon_Factor

    Apr 26, 2009 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #12

    Matt

    With money we have done crap and without money we have done crap. What should we do??

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  • batty

    Apr 26, 2009 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #13

    MATT but look at the players ashley has sold milner emre zogs and look what we habve replaced them with so yes its ashleys fault

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  • DanToon

    Apr 26, 2009 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #14

    Well all the results age going our way so far, it’s vital that we win tomoz!

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  • DanToon

    Apr 26, 2009 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #15

    are*

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  • Matt

    Apr 26, 2009 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #16

    You can’t blame Ashley. He’s a scapegoat for uncommitted player performances and poor managerial decisions. Does Ashley select Ameobi to play? No he doesn’t.

    Emre, as much as I loved the 80s pornstar look, was never fit enough for the EPL.
    Milner handed in a trasfer request.
    Zogs had one of the worst attitudes ever exhibited in the EPL. He played when he felt like it.

    Which one of those is anything to do with Mike Ashley? Grow up and accept we’ve fallen from grace in a big way and it was happening way before he took control of the club. The sooner everyone acknowledges that what we need to do now is pull together and support the club, the WHOLE club, including board level, we will start to achieve again.

    We’re currently fighting Hull, Boro and Brom for relegation. Blackburn will probably be ok. Sunderland are almost safe too. Hull is the target at the moment.

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  • Hopefully Blackburn will lose against Wigan too. Would be a perfect weekend for once. 😀

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  • batty

    Apr 26, 2009 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #18

    MATT you fcking idiot you grow up ov course its down to ashley who comes and goes he must bve the worst football owner ever how can you use a gun without ammo prick

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  • Ben_BKK

    Apr 26, 2009 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #19

    Get in Arsenal, hopefully they can stuff Boro for us.

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  • batty

    Apr 26, 2009 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #20

    sunderland safe are you haveing a laugh if we win tomoz we 2 points behind them numb skull

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Apr 26, 2009 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #21

    batty your right, It’s like our managers have been given guns but instead of bullets Ashley’s given us petrol, the flame lights the petrol and kills our team 🙁

    New owners would be great, especially like A Villa’s 😉

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  • batty

    Apr 26, 2009 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #22

    and blackburn could be 1 point in front obv us numptey

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  • batty

    Apr 26, 2009 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #23

    thank you turkish m8

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Apr 26, 2009 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #24

    Matt- Emre was a mint player, look at Martins, very injury prone but when playing is praised by evry NUFC fan, if we Win tomorrow we’re 2 points behind SAFC so how are they safe

    The good news for us is

    SAFC, Boro and Hull are on bad runs and if we win i see a good run developing, i even think we can get a point at Lpool with J Barton back aswell

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  • Norn Iron Magpie

    Apr 26, 2009 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #25

    Tomorrow night is the turning point lads. Results have been good to us for a change. Boro will get beat im sure. Need wigan to beat blacburn. Its really up to us then.

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  • batty

    Apr 26, 2009 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #26

    emre has got a crackin free kick as well

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Apr 26, 2009 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #27

    Batty- strangely, so have i 🙂 Turkish delight 😉

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  • batty

    Apr 26, 2009 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #28

    Norn Iron Magpie spot on m8

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  • Norn Iron Magpie

    Apr 26, 2009 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #29

    Why are most of our players injury prone is the key question?

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  • DanToon

    Apr 26, 2009 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #30

    If we don’t win tomoz we are f**ked. Must win!!

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  • BT9MAG

    Apr 26, 2009 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #31

    Batty, I do think it’s a bit ‘rose-tinted glasses’ there like – Milner was CONSTANTLY being slated by our fans, his final product wasn’t that great and he isn’t exactly a speed demon – I liked him and wanted to keep him, but for 12m he was worth the sale!

    Emre was CONSTANTLY injured and only produced 1 or 2 sparks of quality a season, a luxury we didn’t need! Again, I liked him, but I can’t say I cried when he left…

    Zog CONSTANTLY moaned, whined and whinged – I’m glad we sold him, he kept bicthing about our club, our management, our fans – f@ck him, I never want players like that wearing our shirt!

    I agree we should’ve improved the squad drastically! In heinsight throwing in a couple of extra million for the players we were after would’ve made sense – Modric, Arshavin, Fellaini etc. But at the same time, we payed big money for Collo and he’s hardlys been a world beater – sometimes gambles pay off, this time, they haven’t!

    I do agree that with Matt that we can’t blame ALL of this on Ashley – which is what a lot of people do – I mean, look at Tottenham, their underperforming players at the start of the season are now their stars, purely down to the manager (not the owner)

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Apr 26, 2009 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #32

    but look at Bassong, less than 2 mil and worth about 15

    Ashley didn’t provide the money or find him, and where was this 10million we were promised in the Jan window??????

    We spent Givens money!

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  • Matt

    Apr 26, 2009 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #33

    Batty, I tried to provide some common sense. Clearly it’s not welcome.

    I never said Emre was anything but ‘mint’, I said he was unfit. I loved him, thought he was brilliantly creative and something we lack BUT how many appearances did he make over a season? 10 at the most?

    Look at the amount of money Allardyce spent. He brought in the wrong players. Was that his fault or Ashleys fault? We’ve been buying the wrong type of player for so long now. We need to build a squad with workhorses. Nothing spectacular, enough to provide a base. You then add the stars, the Owens, the Martins, the Emres etc You can’t build a squad out of unfit unreliable stars. You have to have the basis first and we’ve been bypassing that type of player for years. Guthrie is a good example of how that’s slowly starting to change.

    When I say Sunderland are nearly safe, they’ve got 35 points and Hull have 34. Hull have no obvious winable games and will be lucky to even draw their remaining ones. Sunderland will probably pick up a few points.

    BT9MAG – Nice to see someone else with some degree of realism here too.

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  • batty

    Apr 26, 2009 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #34

    BT9MAG my point is look what we habve replaced them with m8 absolute shite m8

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  • Matt

    Apr 26, 2009 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #35

    You can’t complain that he spends no money and then we find a gem for next to nothing. You’re contradicting yourself Turkish Magpie.

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  • batty

    Apr 26, 2009 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #36

    and what i remember of milner he was quick

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  • beyethegreat

    Apr 26, 2009 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #37

    the owner is definately the most important person in the club he is responsable for how he lets the manager manage or how he much money the manager gets or even if he wants to keep the manager in a job and if the manager dores leave he is responsable for which manager is hired

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  • Matt

    Apr 26, 2009 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #38

    Batty, we’ve still spent money on those players. Most of them wern’t cheap either. It’s not all money. It’s not all Ashley.

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  • beyethegreat

    Apr 26, 2009 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #39

    who are blackburn playin

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  • batty

    Apr 26, 2009 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #40

    matt who,s fault is it then

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