Shearer Admits He Needs To Rebuild At Newcastle


If there was a doubt that Alan Shearer is at Newcastle for the long term, then some of his statements today seem to make it obvious he is ready to rebuild at Newcastle.

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Alan Shearer – will be rebuilding at Newcastle

Alan seems to believe there is a lot of rebuilding to do, but he still hopes that will be possible while the club is still in the Premier League.

Alan has been talking to Setanta Sports earlier today, and he’s made some revealing statements, not least of which is that many things at the club have become completely disorganized, and there’s a lot of rebuilding to be done.

He does however hope he can save Newcastle from relegation, which is his real goal before the end of the season, and then the rebuilding can be done in the Premier league.

Alan talked to Setanta Sports’ Friday Football Show earlier today:

“I think we have had an impact,” “Results-wise people will argue with that, but certainly on other things we have had an impact.”

“There were a million things to be done. There’s still a million things to be done because of whatever’s gone on in the past and we’re trying to change that as quickly as possible, but I know we’ve not got lot of time.”

“We know, and everyone else knows, that there’s a limit to what we can do.” “There needs to be rebuilding without doubt, but we hope to be rebuilding in the Premier League.”

“That’s the aim – to get ourselves through and then see what changes need to be made.” “I’ve got to keep the faith and without doubt the players have got to keep the faith to believe that we can get out of the mess we’re in.”

As we have suspected Alan will be in charge of the club whatever happens, and that hopefully will shortly be confirmed by Mike Ashley.

If that happens, it will be an excellent move by owner Ashley, who even seemed to get some support from former Newcastle Chairman Freddy Shepherd this morning.

When Shepherd was asked if he thought Newcastle could come straight back up if relegated, Freddy said he thought Mike would invest in the club, and ensure that happened.

Whether Freddy knows something that isn’t public yet, we have no idea, but that sounds to us that he may even have discussed that possibility with the owner.  But that could also be wishful thinking on our end.

If the very worst does happen and we do get relegated, it may even save Mike from being forced to sell the club.

If Alan takes up the challenge long term, he must think success is possible under Ashley, otherwise Alan wouldn’t take the job on, and we have to think the Newcastle fans will get firmly behind the manager if that happens.

If only we could get some points in the last four games of the season, things could even be looking up, strange as though that sounds right now.

Comments welcome.


185 comments so far

  • beyethegreat

    May 1, 2009 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #1

    ed i doubt shearer will be in charge as much as i would like to see it happen i think ashley wants to be loyal to jfk

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  • Dan4Toon

    May 1, 2009 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #2

    so glad hes guna be here like next year, we need him !!

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  • chuck

    May 1, 2009 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #3

    That the club needs to rebuild is a no brainer, that Asley will be willing to provide the funds is the ?
    It will certainly be easier if the club survives the drop, with a lot more in earnings.
    However the present team consists of the buys of more than one manager and is a mishmash of questionable choices.
    Certainly a re-evaluation of the present playing staff and their wage scales is a must.
    If shearer is to stay he will have to make some painfull choices and astute purchases knowing Ashley`s aversion to providing funding.
    Whatever happens , the one certainty is we will not be challenging for a european spot anytime in the near future.
    On saying that I could deal with that as long as we could see a progression taking place not a continual deteriation, a glimmer of light at the end of the proverbial tunnel.

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  • batty

    May 1, 2009 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #4

    at times he does talk as though he is staying

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  • AndyT

    May 1, 2009 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #5

    Shearer is definitely sounding as if he’ll be staying no matter what. Which would be welcome by all. If we’re somehow still in the Premier League, there will be a big punting of wasted space from the dressing room, followed by several good buys on Shearer’s end. Maybe the whole Miguel Veloso thing could actually happen! If we get relegated, there will just be a more massive exodus, but I think Shearer will still be able to mold the team into what Newcastle United should be, and how they should play.
    Here’s to hope!

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  • AndyT

    May 1, 2009 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #6

    A dreadful thought just entered my mind, can you imagine a rebuilding of the team under Kinnear? I cringe at the thought. There really is no other option than Shearer

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  • komfort

    May 1, 2009 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #7

    andyt , i’m sure you’ll be told different to that in the very near future..

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  • Doocey

    May 1, 2009 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #8

    True but I think if he keeps us up which is looking very unlikely, then he’ll resign knowing he’s improved his reputation even more

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  • waddler

    May 1, 2009 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #9

    I wasn’t sure Shearer would be the correct choice, but he does seem to be totally commited to the cause.
    He must encourage and allow the youth development programme to flourish, then he needs to overhaul the squad by ridding the club of its big wage earners and bring in a wage ceiling.
    Shearer will need Beardsley, and a place for Lee Clark would be positive in the future.
    Ashley needs to have sat down with Alan and worked out a 5 year development plan or will soon, lets hope this time we build on solid foundations.

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  • batty

    May 1, 2009 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #10

    komfort got y comment 7

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  • batty

    May 1, 2009 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #11

    ED thanks for working late tonight m8

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  • batty

    May 1, 2009 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #12

    waddler why would clee clark come isnt he manager of huddersfeild

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  • komfort

    May 1, 2009 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #13

    batty , wot do ya meeeen..

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  • workyticket

    May 1, 2009 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #14

    “If there was a doubt that Alan Shearer is at Newcastle for the long term, then some of his statements today seem to make it obvious he is ready to rebuild at Newcastle.”

    Ed, Which bit makes it “obvious” exactly?

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  • workyticket

    May 1, 2009 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #15

    There are a few bits in there which may be read in different ways if you are a very wishful thinker, but there’s nothing there that makes it “obvious” at all.

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  • Toon_Factor

    May 1, 2009 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #16

    Give it a rest worky

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    May 1, 2009 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #17

    sheaaaaaaaaaaaaarerrrrrrrrrrrr!!

    dowie

    speed

    rob lee

    terry mac

    pedro

    carver

    ferris

    macdonald

    solano as south american scout

    owen- to stay cme on form, be a good captain?? might happen. they never said pigs would fly but i just heard something about a swine flew???

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1176385/Shearer-looks-future-Hopes-grow-stay-Newcastle.html?ITO=1490

    for once a decent read from the mail

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    May 1, 2009 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #18

    worky- tbh mate it looks 90% as if shearer will stay

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  • batty

    May 1, 2009 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #19

    komfort soz m8 thought you were on aboot worky

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  • workyticket

    May 1, 2009 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #20

    Thanks for your concern BTW batty. I appreciate it.

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  • batty

    May 1, 2009 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #21

    workyticket // May 1, 2009 at 10:32 PM

    There are a few bits in there which may be read in different ways if you are a very wishful thinker, but there’s nothing there that makes it “obvious” at all.
    <<<and which diffrent ways are them worky lol

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  • batty

    May 1, 2009 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #22

    your ok worky

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  • workyticket

    May 1, 2009 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #23

    Toon_Factor // May 1, 2009 at 10:32 PM

    “Give it a rest worky”

    Give what a rest Toon?

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  • Toon_Factor

    May 1, 2009 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #24

    Just generally being a c***

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  • workyticket

    May 1, 2009 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #25

    batty // May 1, 2009 at 10:37 PM

    “your ok worky”

    I’m bloody sick of eating rice pudding and living like a monk, but I ain’t dyin’ yet batty! Once again, thanks.

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  • batty

    May 1, 2009 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #26

    worky i think he,s concernd aboot your health so he,s telling you to have a rest lol

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  • workyticket

    May 1, 2009 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #27

    Toon_Factor // May 1, 2009 at 10:39 PM

    “Just generally being a c***”

    Have I offended you in some way Toon?

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  • workyticket

    May 1, 2009 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #28

    Obviously I have.

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  • batty

    May 1, 2009 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #29

    Toon_Factor // May 1, 2009 at 10:39 PM

    Just generally being a c***
    <<has worky offended you in some way

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  • workyticket

    May 1, 2009 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #30

    lol too batty!

    BTW, how did your lass do in that competition?

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  • OHurley

    May 1, 2009 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #31

    Ahhh, good ole’ animosity at the Toon blog. Wouldn’t be a day without it 🙂

    You’re alreet with me Worky!!

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  • Toon_Factor

    May 1, 2009 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #32

    Batty 26

    No batty I dont sympathise with those who seek it

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  • OHurley

    May 1, 2009 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #33

    I think Toon is just bein’ a radgy gadgie

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  • batty

    May 1, 2009 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #34

    Toon_Factor // May 1, 2009 at 10:46 PM

    Batty 26

    No batty I dont sympathise with those who seek it
    <<<ok i wont give you none then

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  • Rodzilla

    May 1, 2009 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #35

    Personally I reckon Big Al will stay, regardless.

    I remember reading between the lines in his first press conference when he kept saying “I’m only here for the 8 games” – I took that as only ‘at the press conference’ to answer questions regarding our remaining fixtures.

    I honestly can’t see him losing interest once he’s got ‘the bug’. Not only is he NUFC and the Premiership’s top goal scorer, but a man desperate to help NUFC in its plight. The club means more to him than most – quite obviously.

    I understand there’ll always be people ready to pounce on ‘new’ managers, playing the experience card – but he’s got to start somewhere. Now is as better time than any to build with a confidence-ravaged squad and he’s already earned dressing room respect, the first step.

    He’s a proud bloke, and no quitter. He chose us over manure in ’96 and never managed to win anything. I (as I’m sure he will too) see this as a final bite of the cherry to actually WIN something with our beloved club.

    I reckon he’s here for the long haul, the BBC will surely welcome him back anytime in the future, given his TVCV. For the immediate future though, I’m convinced he’s given up his (Match of the) day job.

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  • workyticket

    May 1, 2009 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #36

    Toon_Factor // May 1, 2009 at 10:46 PM

    “Batty 26

    No batty I dont sympathise with those who seek it”

    Why don’t you just get to the point Toon? BTW I don’t need any “sympathy”.

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  • Toon_Factor

    May 1, 2009 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #37

    Batty

    How am I seeking sympathy? Im not the one complaining about rice pudding and hospitals

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  • batty

    May 1, 2009 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #38

    toonfactor why are you complaining aboot rice pudding what has it ever done to you

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  • Rodzilla

    May 1, 2009 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #39

    …yeah, EQUAL RICE FOR PUDDINGS!

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  • batty

    May 1, 2009 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #40

    toonfactor i asked worky earlyer and he was just answering my queston hows that after sympathy m8

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