Shearer – No Qualms Playing Nile Ranger – Beye Out!


We just watched the pre-game interview on Newcastle United TV, with Alan Shearer, previewing the Villa game, and we have to say Shearer seemed full of confidence, and to say he looked upbeat is an understatement.

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Nile Ranger – could start on bench on Sunday
 

In the very difficult job of football manager, with the emotions managers have to go through in every game, never mind for a full season, it’s got to be a very very difficult job. About 100 times as difficult as commenting on a game in a studio on Saturday evening. 😀

And generally the advice for a manager is  not to get too high after a win, and not to get too low after a defeat.

Another way of putting that, is your team is never quite as good as you think after a win, but not as bad as you think either, after a loss.  By that means it may be possible for managers to stay sane, over a full season, but it’s a pressure-packed job, there’s little doubt about that.

To say Shearer is taking to management like a duck to water, even seems like an understatement.

Alan believes it’s up to his team to do the job on Sunday, and the job is to win the game, because Alan thinks a win will almost guarantee safety.

He just cannot see both Sunderland and Hull wining against Chelsea and Manchester United, and neither can we.

In fact Alex Ferguson, as expected, has come out today to say it is his responsibility to try to win the game on Sunday at Hull City, and we think his Red Devils will do just that.

If we had drawn against Fulham that would have seen us safe – but as Alan says – that’s over now – and we have to now look to Villa and get the job done there, and if we can do that , we will survive.

Some points Alan made:

  • Habib Beye is out for the game and will not be in the squad
  • Michael Owen hasn’t started full training yet, but will do so tomorrow – and that almost certainly will mean a start on the bench for the captai – so he can come on and get a couple of goals in the last 35 minutes.
  • Alan could well have Nile Ranger on the bench, and he said he would have no qualms at all about introducing the 18 year-old into the game on Sunday, if that’s what was needed.

Any youngster of 18 years old at the club, hearing Alan Shearer talk about him like that, just has to give the lad a massive confidence boost, and it’s completely obvious that Alan thinks Nile is potentially a big player for Newcastle in the future.

The TV showed Nile in training ,and he looked relaxed and laughing away, and he’s a tall lad, at 6’2″, and probably still growing. This lad seems to love it on Tyneside, and that’s what we love to see – he’s going nowhere next season, whatever happens on Sunday.

When we see Alan being interviewed, you can almost feel Alan’s leadership and his commitment to his players oozing through. We just hope that at least half of the lads tomorrow, will  repay that confidence, with the performance of their lives, because that’s what we need.

Looking at the interview you would have thought Newcastle had to win the game tomorrow to become Premier League Champions, so upbeat did Alan seem – and one thing’s for sure, Alan can take all sorts of pressure, which is a huge requirement a successful manager must have.

If you can see the nufcTV – take a look at Alan’s interview – we guarantee that your hopes will rise for Sunday afternoon.

If we win on Sunday, it will be a miracle, that’s how big that win will be – it will be MASSIVE for the Newcastle United Football Club.


81 comments so far

  • Rodzilla

    May 22, 2009 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #1

    Imagine if wor Nile got the winner!!

    COME ARNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Ed Harrison

    May 22, 2009 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #2

    Then our feet would all be 3 inches off the ground!

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  • Hugh Jorgan

    May 22, 2009 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #3

    Wouldn’t it be great if Ranger came off the bench to score a hat trick on his debut.
    Especially if it kept Newcastle in the premiership !

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  • Rodzilla

    May 22, 2009 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #4

    …my two feet would be three feet Ed!

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  • Hugh Jorgan

    May 22, 2009 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #5

    I see that SAGGY EYED TW@T Mark Lawrenson has predicted Villa will beat us 2-0.
    Let’s beat Villa and prove him wrong !

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  • tdt

    May 22, 2009 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #6

    wonder if he’ll sub vid and oba 4 ranger and owen after 60/70 mins?

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  • magpies89

    May 22, 2009 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #7

    what motivation does a player like nile ranger have in a game like this when he knows that relegation means a starting forward job next year? same goes for carroll.

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  • ToonRich

    May 22, 2009 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #8

    I would love it you know…f’in love it if we beat Villa, & Power RANGER comes on and bangs in the winner 😀

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  • batty

    May 22, 2009 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #9

    WEHAVE THE BEST RECORD AGAINST VILLA IN THE PREM

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  • AndyNUFC

    May 22, 2009 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #10

    Lads, call me absolutely bonkers but honestly i’ve got a huge feeling about the number 9. Whether this means Oba gets the winning goal, we score 9 minutes in or 81 minutes, i’m not sure, but i’m putting all 3 of those bets on!

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  • AndyNUFC

    May 22, 2009 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #11

    Heeeere do NOT say I just put that on realising it was comment 9 😐 jesus H christ!!!! Oba to scoreeeee!

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  • Alex

    May 22, 2009 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #12

    Love the confidence ED , i just wish i could belive the great escape will happen . I think chelsea will do Scumberland , but somehow cant see us beating villa .

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  • Turkish Magpie

    May 22, 2009 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #13

    batty- we still lost 4-1 away last season though!

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  • Turkish Magpie

    May 22, 2009 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #14

    As a famous man once said

    I WOULD LOVE IT JUST LOVE IF WE BEAT THEM!

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  • Norn Iron Magpie

    May 22, 2009 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #15

    I think we’ll draw against villa and hull will get beat by manure. Job done. No panda cola league next year. Keep the faith.

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  • Shot Bru

    May 22, 2009 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #16

    Having Enrique back is great news, however once again this season it’s one step forward and several back as Beye and Bassong aren’t available. Saying that Duff should have plenty confidence after performing admirably @ LB and should perform well with Enrique on the left. I agree with Norn Iron Mag that Hull will lose to Man utd tomorrow. I hope we go 4-5-1 and pack the midfield, using Coloccini as a holding midfielder and use the counter when we have the chance. I know Geremi isn’t the most popular choice in any position, but he can take the odd decent free-kick, and can put in a decent cross at times. Also pack the bench with attacking options incase we need to get something in the second half, which you can almost guarantee. My god i have never been so distracted and nervous about a football match concerning the toon. My team would be;

    Harper

    Geremi….Taylor….Edgar….Enrique.

    ………………..Coloccini…………………..

    Jonas….Guthrie….Nolan….Duff……..

    …………………..Viduka…………………..

    Subs: Krul, Ranger, Martins, Owen, Lua Lua, Ameobi, R Taylor.

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  • Turkish Magpie

    May 22, 2009 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #17

    ——————————-Harper——————–

    ——STaylor———-Edgar—-Colo——-Enrique

    —–Jonas——-Guthrie—-Butt——Nolan—Duff

    ——————————-Viduka——————–

    SUBS: Krul,Tozer, Smith, RTaylor, Owen, Martins, Ranger

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  • Turkish Magpie

    May 22, 2009 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #18

    Wait, i would swap Tozer for LuaLua, sorry Ben!

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  • Turkish Magpie

    May 22, 2009 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #19

    Forgot Lovenkrands!

    SUBS: Krul, LuaLua, Smith, Lovenkrands, Owen, Martins, Ranger

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  • tdt

    May 22, 2009 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #20

    …………….harper…………..

    Edgar…S.Taylor…Collo…Enrique

    Jonas…Nolan…Butt…Duff

    ……Viduka……Martins…..

    Sub on Loven/Guthrie/Owen for Jonas/Butt/Martins

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  • Shot Bru

    May 22, 2009 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #21

    Yeah you’re right Turkish Magpie, sack R.Taylor, lovenkrands on the bench.

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  • NicoGF

    May 22, 2009 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #22

    Mark my words.

    Butt/Nolan due sucks.

    One of them needs to be replaced by a ‘free role’ creative midfielder (playmaker). Zidane was the best player that I have seen in that position. Nacho, the one who imitates him best.

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  • NicoGF

    May 22, 2009 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #23

    Butt/Nolan du* sucks.

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  • NicoGF

    May 22, 2009 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #24

    Butt/Nolan duo* (for god’s sake!) SUCKS.

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  • Alanmc09

    May 22, 2009 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #25

    Ryan taylor is sh*t!!he has got championship wrote all over his face!he hasnt playd well for us at all since we signed him!team 4 villa
    -Harper-
    Edgar-colo-taylor-enrique
    Guthrie-butt-nolan-jonas
    Oba-viduka
    Bring lovenkrands and owen on in the 60 minute for oba and jonas!!
    1-1 draw with martins scoring in the 1st half 4 us!manu 2 beat hull 2-0!

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  • Paul P

    May 22, 2009 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #26

    i am not one to lose my cool usually, but today has boiled my p@@@. everyone, pundits, other teams, players, stan collymore, super mac, slaven, horsnell, gary bennett, mark lawerenson, people in the mirror, have all got us beat before a ball has even been kicked. what do they know. do they follow us week in, week out, let them come in do the f’in job. well i hope that all of our players hav seen all the comments and seen the tv interviews and listened to the radios. if they havent, al wants to pin it up in the dressing room and say to them, go and prove all these b******s all wrong. And we would all love it if we do get the 3 points and stuff it right up them. its just so annoying.

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  • batty

    May 22, 2009 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #27

    this shits doing my fckin heed in

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  • batty

    May 22, 2009 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #28

    nacho sucks c0ck

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  • batty

    May 22, 2009 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #29

    it will be RODZILLAS fault if we gan doon

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  • batty

    May 22, 2009 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #30

    /

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  • batty

    May 22, 2009 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #31

    komforts a t0sser

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  • batty

    May 22, 2009 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #32

    worky ware the fck are you m8

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    May 22, 2009 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #33

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    May 22, 2009 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #34

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    May 22, 2009 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #35

    hate

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    May 22, 2009 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #36

    mackems

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  • batty

    May 22, 2009 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #37

    and

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  • batty

    May 22, 2009 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #38

    nacho

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  • batty

    May 22, 2009 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #39

    is

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    May 22, 2009 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #40

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