Jack Charlton Wants Shearer As Permanent Newcastle Manager

Jack Charlton has urged the Newcastle board to keep Alan Shearer at St James’ Park.


Jack Charlton – urges Newcastle to keep Shearer at club

Jack or Jackie as we knew him in his playing days at Leeds United and England, was manager of Newcastle from 1984-1985, before going on to have a successful 9 year stint managing Ireland.

Charlton instigated new rules on who qualified to play for Ireland, and we understand that if you knew an Irishman – you automatically qualified to play for the team.

Here’s what Jack Charlton said about Alan Shearer and Newcastle:

“I would hope that if anybody is going to get the job when Alan finishes this season and Newcastle stay up I want it to be Alan.” “I’m like every other person in the North-East of England, they all want it to be Alan.”

“I like Alan. He is a smashing lad, is very pleasant and has done OK for Newcastle.” “He has put his finger on the spots on what he wanted.” “If they can beat Fulham fine, then they have to go to Villa depending on how the other results go.”

“So it’s not only up to Newcastle, Its up to the other clubs that are battling to get out of it as well.” “There will be a lot of hard football matches to be played yet before anybody decides who is going where.”  

Shearer is still saying his stint at Newcastle is only for 8 games to anybody who will listen, and when asked in an interview on Monday night, after the game if he would stay at Newcastle, he said it should not be ruled in or ruled out.

However, there are some definite signs that Shearers presence is starting to have an effect on the side, and an even bigger impact on our players. Mark Viduka was excellent on Monday night, yet Joe Kinnear had given up on Mark, and kept saying Mark was going to retire in the summer.

Newcastle are not safe yet, not by any means, but a win against Fulham on Saturday could go a long way to securing safety for the club. Currently we are joint 3rd bottom with Hull City, but are 4th bottom due to our superior goal difference.

We still have two tough games before the end of the season, and if we manage to stay up, we hope Alan will stay, and that Mike Ashley will hand  him some decent transer funds to rebuild the squad.

Comments welcome.

45 comments so far

  • tripp

    May 14, 2009 at 7:48 AM

    Comment #1

    The club desperately needs stability so if Al is up for it let him run with it for a season, minimum. The place has been a circus so if Alan takes the job he ought not to be sacked if the results don’t come next season… who would realistically replace him? This is my third season following the Toon and we’ve already hade Roeder, Alardyce, Keegan, Houghton, Kinear, Houghton/Calderwood, and now Shearer. That’s absolutely ridiculous. Stability first. We won’t get results without a decent foundation to build on.

    Where are all you English lads this morning? Still hung over from Monday neet no doot!

  • NicoGF

    May 14, 2009 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #2

    Fulham and Aston Villa are football teams. So it will be different from Middlesbrough game!

    My team:


    Beye____S. Taylor___Bassong____Enrique



    This will be probably next season’s line-up. Hopefully though, we’ll get rid of Butt.

  • Toon Graeme

    May 14, 2009 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #3

    Morning all,

    True story – I saw jack charlton in Newcastle Airports departure lounge with his Mrs a few months back and I tell ya – she is the boss like 🙂

    Both came accross as lovely people.

    My tip of the day – dont try and talk and eat cornflakes at work at the same time – its a recipe for choking.

  • komfort

    May 14, 2009 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #4

    boooot thu baaal up thu field..was a tactical genius wor jack like..

  • komfort

    May 14, 2009 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #5

    speedy , pack your bags you wont be here next season mate.

  • tdt

    May 14, 2009 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #6

    Morning All.

    Against Fulham:


    Beye…..Bassong…..S.Taylor………The Bull


    ……The Duke……Oba…….

    Krul, colo, R.Taylor, Butt, Lua Lua, Carroll, Owen.

    Sounds good to me 🙂

  • Bosck

    May 14, 2009 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #7

    nico, i think its time to give up with the nacho campaign, his loan signing has been an unmittigated waste of time.

  • Hugh Jorgan

    May 14, 2009 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #8

    My tip of the day:
    OLD telephone directories make ideal personal address books.
    Simply cross out the names and address of people you don’t know.

  • Ericles

    May 14, 2009 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #9

    Big Jack is quite right. We need Alan but also his choice of backroom staff AND players. The media are quoting NUFC are interested in Wigan’s Paul Scharner (replacement for Coloccini?) and Lloyd Sam a Yorkshire born winger with Charlton. The ball is in the players court to stay up but as far as what we achieve in transfers for next season is down to Ashley. He has got to BACK ALAN TO THE HILT.

  • Toon Graeme

    May 14, 2009 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #10

    Ericles – One thing i have learnt over the last few seasons is dont read into any link of any player we are linked with in the press.

    Its normally 98% bullslocks.

    Is the bull back on Saturday? I thought he was oot all season now

  • tdt

    May 14, 2009 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #11

    Good point graeme – he may well be a doubt. So:

    Morning All.

    Against Fulham:




    ……The Duke……Oba…….

    Krul, colo, Edgar, Butt, Lua Lua, Carroll, Owen.

    Owen on for oba and carroll on for the duke (60mins)

    Lua Lua on for R.Taylor (80mins).

    That should be a winning formula, going by the performance against boro. As long as the back 4 can stay organised, which they did not do consistently against boro and were lucky at times. Nonetheless, cant complain because of the result!

  • North Atlantic Magpie

    May 14, 2009 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #12

    R. Taylor??? He should not be among the starting 11!!

  • tdt

    May 14, 2009 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #13

    He dropped nolan 2 inspire him 2 come back stronger, I think that is also what he has done with R.Taylor. Except lualua there isnt many other (slightly) creative midfielders: butt and geremi…?

  • Toon Graeme

    May 14, 2009 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #14

    TDT – no room for guthrie in there mate??

  • tdt

    May 14, 2009 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #15

    🙂 yeh, excuse my nick-naming: nolan and gutherie in the center.

  • Micky Toon

    May 14, 2009 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #16

    Ahh, Jack Charlton. At least he’s kept true to his roots unlike his brother who always seems to do his best to divorce himself from the region. Still, he was on of the worst managers we’ve had at NUFC and that includes Ozzie Ardeiles and Jim “bald eagle” Smith.

  • 51times

    May 14, 2009 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #17

    Bobby Charlton should have died in that plane crash, a great tragedy that he didn’t. Alas.

  • Micky Toon

    May 14, 2009 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #18

    Having trouble getting a bite lately, 51Times?

  • tdt

    May 14, 2009 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #19

    Any1 know in saturday is a sell-out yet? I assume it is but dont remember seeing any announcement for it. C’mon bolton, pompy and liverpool (and man C and chelsea because ive got bets on them) this weekend! and toon obviously!

  • Toon Graeme

    May 14, 2009 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #20

    TDT – not noted as sell out yet. But there is plenty of time.

    Just done a bit of stats checking and Fulham have only won on the road on two occassions this year (source nufc.com). Thats no excuse for thinking we will walk them over SJP.

    We need that same attacking mentality against them and secure 3 points and fingers crossed safety in the premiership.

    Im gonna keep an eye on the other prem scores and can only hope that they do crap. IE Hull, Borough, West Brom and the mackems on Monday – they could still go down if we win and they get nowt out of pompey!

  • johnnyr77@hotmail.co.uk

    May 14, 2009 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #21

    The bull has a no return date on physio.com, which probably means he is out for the season. I thought duffers filled in quite nicely at left back. Very composed on the ball and won his fair share of headers. My team for the weekend would be:


    Beye S.Taylor S.Bassong Duff

    Guthrie Butt Nolan Jonas

    Viduka Oba

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    May 14, 2009 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #22

    im up in toon, for my nans funeral this weekend, the funeral is tommorow, and the game on saturday, i have already sorted my tickets outts as i got them for 50 pound each for me and the missus, i got them from my uncles mate. he kinda done me, but he didnt want to giv them up so i offred 100 for both, and a set of wheels, as my uncle said he was in dire need of some alloys, for his sons car, i had a spare set and i was sesperado to go so i offred them to him. im in the gallowgate end, and i cannot wait, i would say that was a good deal to be honest, i didnt even check if the box office had sold out i just sealed the deal straight away.

    Cann’ee wait!! on the other hand, i have seen fulham beat us twice, never seen us beat them but……………….. theres always the third time lucky

  • tdt

    May 14, 2009 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #23

    mackems down if we win, hull win n they loss – assuming they dont beat chelsea on the last day.

    fulham beat man u away, who else… was it villa last week?

    solid 442 like boro game, looks more rigid than the 433, midfield isnt fit enough 4 the 433.

    come on anse, beat man u. then the man u v hull game will actually mean something 4 them.

  • stevep

    May 14, 2009 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #24

    Hopefully Fulham players won’t want to start playing in the Europa cup in mid May which effectively means they’ll have no summer hols, they don’t have the squad to play an extra 19 games (presuming they reach the final), am sure they won’t lie down but it may be in the back of thier minds.

    I’d keep the same lineup as Monday night but possibly bring on Martins earlier (dependant on how Owen is doing) if we’re behind on 60 mins we need to go to a 4-3-3 with Owen filling the gap between Martins / Viduka and midfield.

  • sirjasontoon

    May 14, 2009 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #25

    3 points on Saturday and I will be a happy chappy…Hopefully the players will have got a lift from the Boro result and come out fighting.

    I believe we can get a result so going 2-1 Toon and Fancy The Duke to get a brace.

  • Toon Graeme

    May 14, 2009 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #26

    SJT – I think that once one goes in that more will follow. One thing for sure its nail biting time. Not that I have any left from Monday.

  • sirjasontoon

    May 14, 2009 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #27

    3 Points Fulham tails will be up and a solid 0-0 against Villa…Job done then we can all have a mad summer of transfer speculation involving players we have actually heard of : 0

    I never really comment on your outbursts 51 Times
    hopefully you will have cancer by xmas.

  • Stuart79

    May 14, 2009 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #28

    I notice Keith Harris and Orvil is up to his old tricks!

    Saying that wealthy people are starting to look closely at football clubs again and it would be good news for Newcastle if it was up for sale!

    But the owner doesn’t want to sell so that is that…

  • DevonMag

    May 14, 2009 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #29

    We need to come out with the same squad, and same substitutions as against the borough. Except introduce martins and loverboy at the same time, and probably on 60 mins instead of 70. We need owen tiring their defence, and hopefully nicking that ever elusive goal, then the pace of oba and peter to run them ragged for the last half hour or so. We need to field the same team as they should be confident together after beating borough, also, this is a long long trip for fulham and the home atmosphere should really be in our favour. I would also introduce Ranger instead of Carrol this time for the last 5/10 mins for the Duke, as Carrol had to chances he probably should have buried and Ranger has far more pace…just a thought, but that’s what I’d like to see.

  • DevonMag

    May 14, 2009 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #30

    that should have read ‘two’ chances for carrol btw

  • sirjasontoon

    May 14, 2009 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #31

    I said I hope 51times gets cancer by xmas and my comment didn’t show.

  • komfort

    May 14, 2009 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #32

    stuart your wrong..if ash gets a half decent offer we wont see him for dust..offski he will go.

  • komfort

    May 14, 2009 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #33

    sjt , make that friday..

  • sirjasontoon

    May 14, 2009 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #34

    That’s better.

    Agree ToonG…Fulham are defiantly beatable and I think the team will battle for the points.

  • sirjasontoon

    May 14, 2009 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #35

    Well said Komfort.
    : )

  • Toon Graeme

    May 14, 2009 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #36

    Its press conference day. Wow – I hear you all say. Sorry its a slow day in the office.

    I wonder if the SJP NUFC shop will take down the owen posters with the new strip after the villa game. Who will replace it?


    May 14, 2009 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #37

    roy hodgeson has been told by alfayed that he’ll get a 750,000 bonus if he gets fulham into europe…. so i expect he’ll have them fired up for this one. if they boss the midfield, we’ll be up against it again and will be hitting on the break. remember, fulham will be a hell of a lot more composed than the boro.

    lets hope they get a flator three on the M1 then a flock of pigeons hits the windscreen just outside doncaster… no-one to get hurt though.. of course

  • Toon Graeme

    May 14, 2009 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #38

    DJM Toon – we will have to give them the welcome they deserve – non!

    Looking forward to a few renditions of “***k off Fulham” from the terraces.

  • sirjasontoon

    May 14, 2009 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #39

    DJM Toon…I bet 51 times hopes they have a major accident and melt in a massive fireball and Al Fayed donates all the bonus money to The Association of Keyboard Terrorists.

  • bowburnmag

    May 14, 2009 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #40

    Micky Toon – I quite like/liked Jim Smith as a bloke and to be fair anyone who had to manage Rob McDonald deserves a break. He made some half-decent signings while he could and ultimately suffered the ’80s/’90s boardroom shenanigans. However, I seem to remember being more interested in anything else but the actual footy on the park during his era so perhaps you have a point.


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