Alan Shearer who’s had more than a tough baptism to management in the last 7 weeks, has revealed he has been getting advice from his former manager – the great Sir Bobby Robson.
Sir Bobby Robson – one of the great Newcastle managers
Alan Shearer is a straight forward guy, but tough as nails mentally, and he will use any help he can get help, especially from top drawer managers of the caliber of Sir Bobby Ronbson.
We all remember the fantastic job he did for Newcastle and for Shearer himself in the five years from 1999-2004, when the club had it’s most successful period since Kevin Keegan had left the club in January, 1997.
Of course Freddy Shepherd and the hopeless Douglas Hall sacked him, and we did notice Freddy didn’t mention that this morning when he was talking about all the great things he did at Newcastle, and how this is all Mike Ashley’s fault.
It must have slipped his mind.
Freddie will try to rewrite history but will not be successful.
Alan says he’s talked to Bobby regularly in the last 7 weeks and Bobby, as we would have expected, has been a big help.
The two of them were born and bred in the Newcastle area and like most of us are tried and true Newcastle fans who will, like the rest of us, be completely devastated at 6:00 pm local time next Sunday is we are relegated.
Of course Bobby took over when we were second bottom of the league with something like 2 points from our first 7 games. It took Bobby a couple of games to get things going in the right direction, and in his home debut as manager, we walloped Sheffield Wednesday, who were then bottom of the league just below us, 8-0.
We were 5-0 up at half-time, and Shearer ended up scoring 5 goals, still a Premier League record. And after the game we remember Bobby saying sheepishly, they’ll not all be like that. Oh, the memories.
Alan Shearer was asked by the Evening Chronicle if he spoke to Bobby often:
“Yes, I do speak to Bobby on a regular basis.” “We speak to each other after games and before games.”
“He has given me little bits here and there, which is great for a manager.” “It’s nice to speak to him, of course.”
Newcastle could still be without Michael Owen, but since the scan that was done yesterday revealed no damage to his groin, we assume he can start on Sunday.
If it’s still sore give him a pain-killer, and tell him to go out and earn the £22M in wages we’ve given this lad over 4 seasons – all in one game.
At least Martins’ scan a few weeks back showed damage there – and he’s still been willing to play since he had to pull out of that Stoke City game. Oba’s starting to show great spirits again under Alan.
If we go down, we’ll probably mount a withering attack on Michael Owen, our captain no less, as the worst signing in Newcastle’s long history – yes even worse than Marcelino when you consider the money involved.
Newcastle fans have just never taken to this player.
We will not publish that report if Michael gets a hat trick for us next Sunday and we win. We’ll change the headline to “Hail Michael Owen”.
We’re not proud. 😀