Newcastle Must Give It Everything They Have Tomorrow


If anybody had any doubts as to why Alan Shearer is hailed as a God on Tyneside, then his work over the last 45 days should go a long way to explaining it, especially to those not having the distinct privilege of having been born and bred on Tyneside.

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If that’s not enough we’ll point out Alan was captain of Newcastle and England, scored 379 in 733 first class games, and among those he scored 206 goals in 404 games for Newcastle United – a record. Alan also holds the Premier League scoring record of 260 goals and scored 30 goals in 63 appearances for England.

Any questions?

There’s nothing like letting your record speak for itself – is there?

Alan Shearer has said a lot today,and there will be more to come with his press conference later, but he’s said the obvious this morning – that the “feel-good factor” is back at the Newcastle club and and around the club’s training headquarters, as they prepare for Saturday’s clash against Fulham, which could turn out to be the potentially season-saving win.

Amazingly the win on Monday was Alan Shearer’s first win (of many and many we hope), as Newcastle’s new manager.  And we can forget that caretaker tag if Alan can save Newcastle in the last two games.

All Alan then has to do is to sort out some stuff with Mike Ashley, but Mike is not daft, and he will have seen the dramatic turn-around in fortunes that Alan has already produced at the club, and there’s a lot more where that came from. Alan’s presence at Newcastle will also put Newcastle United back on the football map, and there will be quite a few very good players who want to play for him.

Shearer has admitted there has been a spring in the step of his players after that win on Monday night – but hey, we’ve also noted a spring in our step too this week.

Alan said:

“The result has given a feel-good factor to both players and fans,” “Confidence is high among the lads and they’ve got that winning feeling back.”

“There is a belief in the squad and a swagger in a good way.” “But it’s no good beating Middlesbrough and throwing that away on Saturday.”

“We have to be at it from the off and take the confidence from Monday into the game.” “If things go our way then we could potentially be sat here talking about being virtually safe.”

“That is the aim but we must do our job and get the win.”  

We can take absolutely nothing for granted, and we are still in big trouble, and we mustn’t forget that.

A big performance that gives us a big win tomorrow is what the Doctor ordered, and we hope the lads will do us proud tomorrow, for the second game in a row.

Howay The Lads!!


25 comments so far

  • cicero

    May 15, 2009 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #1

    Is Owen living on past glory’s?

    Article in the Times

    “But if there are down-sides, you’re also in a fortunate position. If a centre back’s legs go, he’s gone, finished. Yet clubs give fading strikers chance after chance if they were once great, or even just had a single prolific season, because those memories stick and there’s the belief that a striker never loses his eye for goal. You can live off your reputation for years. Andy Cole, Ian Rush, Robbie Fowler, Dwight Yorke, Ian Wright… and now, Michael Owen.

    Owen’s been injured, he looks unfit, he rarely find the net and he’d command a fortune in wages, but he’ll get another job at a big club next season, even though he’s not the player he was. Because managers, media and fans will look at him and remember that goal against Argentina in the 1998 World Cup finals, and his hat-trick in England’s 5-1 win over Germany. They will think – “he’s been out of form, but he’s still a finisher, if you get him a chance…”

    Full article @ http://timesonline.typepad.com/thegame/2009/05/the-weird-world-of-centre-forwards.html

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  • cicero

    May 15, 2009 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #2

    Come on Michael prove us wrong ,show us you still have the your MOJO. Hat-trick against Fulham.

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  • cicero

    May 15, 2009 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #3

    Just a thought. Has anyone heard how Joe Kinear is doing? He’s just faded away recently, I’m sure we all wish him well.

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  • Mags

    May 15, 2009 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #4

    Don’t care who scores, or what the final score is, just so long as we get a win.

    Slightly off topic, I am also praying that Arsenal beat manure on Saturday, that will just keep them ‘honest’ when they go to Hull on the final day. I remember the Tevez – West Ham game!!!!

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  • dougnufc

    May 15, 2009 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #5

    Yeah, I am curious about Kinnear’s condition aswell. Hopefully he is alright.

    But I really hope he is not our manager next season. But I remember he once said that when he took the job, it was to pave a road for Shearer. Now Shearer has the job so Kinnear’s job is done.

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  • tdt

    May 15, 2009 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #6

    I dont think so: those players mentioned may have lived off their reps when they were 33-36, but owens not even 30! he should be a his peek. that knee injury when playing for england done him in, he’s not been the same since. lack of fitness? when shearer had realy bad injury, please questioned whether he could still be great, and look what he went on to do.

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  • tdt

    May 15, 2009 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #7

    Shearer has to be given fulltime manger, who could step into his boots if he left in the summer? no-one, thats who 🙂

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  • Jamesthefirst

    May 15, 2009 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #8

    @Mags – If Hull and Boro lose tomorrow then it doesn’t matter what we do in our games against Fulham and Villa, we will stay up anyway.

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  • Mags

    May 15, 2009 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #9

    James – true but do you trust the ginger minger at bolton not helping the ex bolton buddy brown? Call me an old cynic.

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  • tdt

    May 15, 2009 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #10

    @Jamesthefirst

    Assuming hull couldnt then get a point at home to man u, very unlikely though it is.

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  • Jamesthefirst

    May 15, 2009 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #11

    @tdt – Man Ut’s second string 11 could beat most teams in the league and some of those players will have their eyes on impressing so they can at least make the bench for the Champions League. Hull will lose remaining games this season

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  • Mags

    May 15, 2009 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #12

    Jamesthefirst – I so hope you are right.

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  • DJM TOON

    May 15, 2009 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #13

    bolton hull isnt a foregone conclusion… lets not kid ourselves.

    but all this talk of teams helping other teams out is a tad unfair. i mean, which team wants to lose its last home game of the season just to help some guy out he usedto play with years ago?

    maybe i’m just the eternal optimist

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  • Jamesthefirst

    May 15, 2009 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #14

    @DJM TOON – Last week Brown offered to take the Hull lads away to take their minds off things and they all refused, with some of the players said they see enough of Brown as it is.

    At their game at the weekend some of the players were even arguing and showing disent to him. He has lost the dressing room, and no team ever stays up when that happens at this stage of the season.

    For me, Hull are gone.

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  • neil

    May 15, 2009 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #15

    Nowt like getting slightly carried away Ed, “Mike is not daft, and he will have seen the dramatic turn-around in fortunes that Alan has already produced at the club” – We’ve won 1 game for goodness sake and that was a gainst the team who are 2nd bottom. I am hopeful like everyone else but saying dramatic turn-around is far too ott.

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  • DanToon

    May 15, 2009 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #16

    WE ARE OUT OF THE BOTTOM THREE ON GOAL DIFFERENCE FOR GOD SAKE. WILL YOU LOT STOP GOING ON ABOUT OTHER TEAMS LOOSING THERE GAMES, WE NEED TO WIN OURS!

    If we don’t get any more points we will go down!

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  • DJM TOON

    May 15, 2009 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #17

    @james, hope your right fella, but i know football well enough that there are no foregone conclusions…

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  • bowburnmag

    May 15, 2009 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #18

    The only certainty in life is that nothing is certain. We are quite capable of looking several gifthorses in the mouth and royally effing this up yet. Neebody should be counting their chickens. The sum will be wrong. Newcastle United FC are not to be trusted. Apologies, I have been studying cliches.

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  • batty

    May 15, 2009 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #19

    cicero // May 15, 2009 at 2:34 PM

    Just a thought. Has anyone heard how Joe Kinear is doing? He’s just faded away recently, I’m sure we all wish him well
    <<<<couldnt give a t0ss

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  • chuck

    May 15, 2009 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #20

    Everybody`s a good guy if we survive, there will be heros everywhere and forgivness for all.
    Would`nt like to be associated with the club if the reverse happens, it will be head for the shelters.
    But hey, we can beat Fulham !
    So get ready to be generous and praisfull,
    should be a good night in The Three Bulls.
    Almost like winning the cup and certainly just as inportant.

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  • denny

    May 15, 2009 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #21

    batty you are a callous idiot.

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  • batty

    May 15, 2009 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #22

    denny // May 15, 2009 at 4:59 PM

    batty you are a callous idiot
    <<<u stupid cont shut it boy

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  • Rodzilla

    May 15, 2009 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #23

    …bats, you old charmer 😀

    …although I’m sure you DO wish him well along with the rest of us, there is a strong case of ‘outa site outa mind’ going on for us all – and given our current predicament, who could blame us!

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  • batty

    May 15, 2009 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #24

    Rodzilla // May 15, 2009 at 8:35 PM

    …bats, you old charmer

    …although I’m sure you DO wish him well along with the rest of us, there is a strong case of ‘outa site outa mind’ going on for us all – and given our current predicament, who could blame us!
    <<thats what i meant to say m8 it just come out wrong lol

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  • Rodzilla

    May 15, 2009 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #25

    WAHEY!!!!

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