Shearer – Opportunity For Newcastle Players To Be Heroes


When Alan Shearer played for Newcastle for 10 seasons, there were many many times that Alan would come through and score the goal that was so vital in the game, and often went onto win the game for the Magpies.

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Alan Shearer – we need some of these today

And Alan was paid big bucks by his home town club, but nobody has ever doubted the value this man gave to Newcastle, when he played. Not only did he put in a good shift, and apparently was also one of the hardest players training at the club, but of course he scored some wonderful goals – when it mattered.

There will be few who argue goals now matter for Newcastle, so we have to hope, as Alan does, that some players will come through for the team at this hour of need.

Alan talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning:

“There is an opportunity for one of these players to grab a special piece of history in this game,” “I can’t afford to look beyond this game, but there is a real opportunity for a group of players, or an individual, to make a real name for themselves so that in 10 or 15 years time someone may be talking about this situation.”

“I don’t know whether its the biggest game since Newcastle stayed up under Kevin Keegan, but it will be the most important game these players have played for Newcastle without a doubt and, I suppose, from my point of view as well. I have asked the players to give me three wins, starting with Monday night.”

“We know that one win and hopefully things will start to turn for us. Performances will improve, standard of play will improve, but it’s that first win which we are looking for. I believe we can get that and then we will get more.”

“I said to them on Monday morning, the (Tottenham) result has gone, whatever rights or wrongs have happened. We will look at it, analyze it, but I want smiles.” “I want people happy this week. I want people with a buzz, I don’t want any morbid faces around the training ground. And to be fair there hasn’t been.”

“It’s been hard, but there is no time for people to feel sorry for themselves. We know the situation, we know the stakes and now we have to produce.”

Alan seems to be doing all the right things, and his time in charge is a good study in leadership.

Alan exudes leadership of course, as you could also see during his playing days, but it’s now also time for him to get the results that will save his home town club from the indignity of relegation.

We know, as Alan has said many times, that he will be decimated by relegation, and we have to hope some of his players will rise to the occasion big time, before that becomes a reality.

Who those players will be, we have no idea.

Comments welcome.



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25 comments so far

  • Brettoon

    Apr 27, 2009 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #1

    Just wanna go home from work get a beer ready and start the game.

    Come on!

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  • beyethegreat

    Apr 27, 2009 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #2
  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 27, 2009 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #3

    Brettoon – Im thinking along similar lines. Dragging this morning like.

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  • sahota

    Apr 27, 2009 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #5

    I think my manager might sack me today 🙂

    I can not resist checking this blog and know how everyone else is thinking. Already my manager has seen me 2-3 times. I hope we survive this season I don’t care about job.

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  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 27, 2009 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #6

    Beye – excellent link mate.

    Its so true in every paragraph and sentence.

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  • beamish

    Apr 27, 2009 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #7

    2-1 to pompey.

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  • sahota

    Apr 27, 2009 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #8

    Benny Why can not you resist man posting your crap messages. You are really a fool, yourself said you won’t post anymore and still are roaming around here.

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  • beyethegreat

    Apr 27, 2009 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #9

    well sahota you should care about your job i know from experience its difficult to get a new 1

    toon graeme i know we should be creating great atmospheres like this every day thiough

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  • stevep

    Apr 27, 2009 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #10

    @sahota – best thing is just to ignore him otherwise he spends all day posting complete drivel

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  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 27, 2009 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #11

    Beamish – is your name Benny Boyd by chance?

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  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 27, 2009 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #12

    Beye – aye it should be – tonight and Middleborough and Fulham should probably be near capacity sell outs.

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  • roscoe

    Apr 27, 2009 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #13

    TODAY is the day! TODAY is the day we stand together! TODAY is the day we UNITE and set the precedent for the rest of the season and for the rest of our PREMIER LEAGUE lives!

    Come on the TOON!!

    I’ll be screaming at the telly in Dubai!

    It sure is squeaky bum time now!

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  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 27, 2009 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #14

    Roscoe – be as loud as you want mate and spread the word for the toon in Dubai.

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  • roscoe

    Apr 27, 2009 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #15

    Their loads of toon supporters here, its great!

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  • beamish

    Apr 27, 2009 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #16

    toon graeme- No! Mark fernandes.

    sahota- Pot and kettle springs to mind after reading yet another pigeon english post from yourself. How is simply predicting a score a foolish message?

    Pompey have a few match winners in there team which is something newcastle lack. The newcastle players are under pressue which will affect there performance. pompey win

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  • Mag 48

    Apr 27, 2009 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #17

    I hope SJP is going to be a cauldron of noise tonight The most intimidating place on earth
    The team needs to get into them from the first whistle (no waiting for good second half performances) Lets scare the Sh*** out of them
    from the off.
    Howay the lads show what your made of!!!

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  • workyticket

    Apr 27, 2009 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #18

    beamish // Apr 27, 2009 at 11:18 AM

    “sahota- Pot and kettle springs to mind after reading yet another pigeon english post from yourself. How is simply predicting a score a foolish message?”

    Benny, your own linguistic skills are’t exactly up to scratch. Perhaps you meant ‘PIDGIN’ english?

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  • Toon Sweden77

    Apr 27, 2009 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #19

    Hello all, does anyone has a link for tonights game?

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  • workyticket

    Apr 27, 2009 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #20

    * aren’t, LOL.

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  • workyticket

    Apr 27, 2009 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #21

    Toon Sweden77

    http://www.myp2p.eu/broadcast.php?matchid=36795&part=sports

    Links will be posted later. Choose ‘Veetle’ if it’s there, as that’s the best one by far.

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  • sahota

    Apr 27, 2009 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #22

    Benny , I just don’t want to argue with you mate. But you are too weak in English grammar. Looks like 🙂 What should I say…leave it … As you will go on and on and on …but I am not like you. Don’t try to curse anybody if you can not wish other well.

    @Beye Thanks mate for yous advise. yes job scene is tough….

    Come on lads just shows us that you can win

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  • Sav

    Apr 27, 2009 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #23

    Get Bowie on the PA, full belt.
    Howay the lads!

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  • Toon Sweden77

    Apr 27, 2009 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #24

    Thanks Workyticket!

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  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 28, 2009 at 1:20 AM

    Comment #25

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