Solano Dreams Of Helping Shearer Sort Out Newcastle

With Newcastle being in such a state of confusion right now, we are seeing players previously associated with the club, speaking out.


Nobby Solano – coach at Newcastle – why not?

And we are pleased to see that, as Mike Ashley threatens to block any work at Newcastle United until he sells the club he has almost destroyed, and leaves Toon.

Today the great Peruvian star, Nobby Solano, who was Alan’s team-mate at Newcastle has come out in support of Alan. The rumors have it that he often serenaded Alan with his trumpet (in th dressing room?). 😀

Nobby is now saying that he wants to come back to Tyneside and help out Alan at Newcastle, and get the club, which is floundering badly right now – back on track.

Nobby was one of the greatest South Americans ever to play for Newcastle, and has said he is only too willing to help Alan Shearer put the club right.

Nobby is quoted today as saying:

“I cannot believe how badly things have gone.”

“My dream is for my big amigo Alan Shearer to get the club back on track – with me as one of his coaches.”

That’s one thing that Alan would do – bring in coaches who love the club and that would help to put some respect back into Newcastle, which Mike Ashley has almost been successful in ripping apart.

We need Shearer in charge at Newcastle United – and soon.

Comments very welcome.

80 comments so far

  • Wigaz

    Jun 8, 2009 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #1

    Be welcomed back with open arms nobby lad! Player/coach?

  • mitchc

    Jun 8, 2009 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #2

    The support shown by so many ex NUFC players is great it is a shame MA never supported us the way they have. AS MUST BE MADE MANAGER NOW

  • boater

    Jun 8, 2009 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #3

    Ed… we all respect the hard work you put into this blog, but I am getting so tired of the anti-Ashley, pro-Shearer, ‘players let us down’ stance on here.

    I thought relegation would represent the lowest ebb for the club, I now foresee an even worse situation in the coming year.

    What do the following managers have in common – apart from resurrecting the fortunes of their respective clubs?

    O’Neill, Wenger, Ferguson, Benitez, Moyes, Hodgson, Mourinho, etc, etc.

    None of them had any notable previous connection with their club. So why do we need someone who ‘understands the region, the fans, the history, etc, etc.’

    The banner from the retarded villa mutts saying ‘who is your next messiah – ant or dec?’ was spot on.. though it pains me to say it.. we are romantic fools dreaming of a historical hero figure-head coming and making everything all right again. Aint gonna happen.

    The previous thread about ‘Coloccini just not being good enough’ summarises the twisted and lazy mentality of the club and the supporters which has lead to our demise. Blaming individuals leads to a poisonous atmosphere in which it is impossible for us to develop.. I GUARANTEE that Vidic, Alex, Hangelaand, Skrtl would have all struggled at the toon over the past few years. I also know that Coloccini would have done just fine at a club which plays as a unit.

  • Ed Harrison

    Jun 8, 2009 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #4

    bloater – you could be right – I’m just appalled at the state of the club right now – period.

  • Mags

    Jun 8, 2009 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #5

    Ed I love the Freudian slip !!!!!!

  • boater

    Jun 8, 2009 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #6

    MitchC – why must Shearer be made manager now?
    He has never managed before so how do you know he’s going to have what it takes?

    In 8 games he managed 1 win with a team of internationals, in 6 we failed to even score.

    What’s more the club is about to be sold so what good is an incumbent manager – who was neither appointed nor desired by the new owners? Haven’t we been here before?

    If you want a feel-good geordie fix go and watch the 5-0 manure dvd or something… don’t appoint a figure-head ex-hero who makes you remember happier times – just cos the ‘fans will give him time’ or he ‘understands the region’… yada, yada.

    Put your geordie drums down for a minute, pause for thought and use your noggins.

  • Tel

    Jun 8, 2009 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #7

    Wouldnt watching the 5 – 0 man u drubbing at best be living in the past and at worst realising how far in the wrong direction we have come. No matter who the new owners are or who the next manager is they should be given time to sort out this mess that the fat man has gotten us into. No matter what we say or do as fans, nusc members or just imposters from other clubs stirring it we will have no say in who is appointed, when and why. Unless of course 1 of you have a spare £100,000,000. Nope thought not.

  • JJJ

    Jun 8, 2009 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #8


    Give me a break – Ashley is a muppet delux so he deserves every critisism come his way…

    Tell me… what to the following managers have in common:

    Kevin Keegan, Bobby Robson, Glen Roeder…

    They are the only three managers to have any sort of affinity towards Newcastle, the only three to get us to play decent football in the past 15 years.

    Newcastle is a different club to the rest of the world. Its the peoples club. And only its people have so far understood it and had the patience of the supporters to get things right.

    There is one thing however ED???
    Nobby serenading AS with his trumpet in the change rooms???
    That could easily be misintepreted 😉

  • Toon Fan From Denmark

    Jun 8, 2009 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #9

    What NUFC need now is a leader and that´s what Shearer is. What we need to do is get Shearer in as manager and then appoint some coaches with alot of experience.

  • Doocey

    Jun 8, 2009 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #10

    I agree JJJ about your three managers.
    Roeder was a very good manager unlike some people tend to think.

  • batty

    Jun 8, 2009 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #11

    I agree with ED bloater lol

  • batty

    Jun 8, 2009 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #12

    ED you cracked me up geordie lad

  • RyanToon

    Jun 8, 2009 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #13

    f ck of batty

  • boater

    Jun 8, 2009 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #14

    Tel… you are a genius in reverse. Nothing could be further from the truth.

    The fans already run the club.. Gullitt, KK, Shearer, SBR, Allardyce sacking. Colo, Dyer, Bramble, Zog, just a couple of players who were dispensed with after being singled out by the fans.

    Everything you think is the opposite of the truth.
    Ironic as one hand it’s true — the best thing about our club is the supporters – however if the team played and was run privately behind closed doors for a season we would undoubtedly do much better as an organization.

  • cicero

    Jun 8, 2009 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #15

    Boater which half decent manager would take the job at the moment? If we wait for new owners s we will be in to the new season before they appoint someone so no pre-season no new players all saleable players sold. Shearer might not be the right manager but he is the right man. He’s the only person who can unite the club in the immediate future.

  • JJJ

    Jun 8, 2009 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #16

    Doocey, I think the only thing Roeder lacked was authority. Which Shearer filled in for…
    But his tactics and coaching were top notch… The problem is one Shearer left he lost the dressing room…
    I’d love it if Roeder were Shearers assistant.
    In fact this for me would be the ideal coaching staff:

    Manager: Shearer
    Assistant: Roeder
    Coaches: John Carver, Steve Clark
    Junior manager: Richard Money
    Junior coaches: Peter Beardsley, Rob Lee.

    Solano (South America), Ginola (France).


    Sir Bobby Robson
    Les Ferdinand

  • sahota

    Jun 8, 2009 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #17

    @boater Thats what the blog is all about. If I am not wrong not long ago Ed was in favour of giving Ashley a chance too. Blog is just the writers personal opinion. We have comments to add to that and debate about what writer has said. And you have rightly said what you liked and ed has not removed your comments. Its just freedom to everyone. So don’t just think that Ed just love Shearer to come back and Ashley to GO. I think every Newcastle fan wants a stable Newcastle striding forward not backwards. And frankly nobody knows solution to the mess we are in. Neither you, nor me nor Ed nor any Newcastle fan. We can just hope that anybody who takes over and whoever is manager , we start winning matches quickly and come on top at end of season.

  • batty

    Jun 8, 2009 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #18

    ryantoon stop stalking me

  • JJJ

    Jun 8, 2009 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #19


    The difference is that people like Robson and Shearer may know what the fans want, but will also know what is best and will have the trust and more patience from the supporters (less knowledgable all be it passionate) than other managers would have in making difficult dicisions…

    I cant stand it when we right off certain players and chase them from the club… for instance how the crowd turned on Scott Parker is beyond me… I do wish those supporters would leave. But the critisism of players that have been utter failures over a couple seasons (Owen, Butt, Smith)… those are valid.

  • Micky Toon

    Jun 8, 2009 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #20

    How about all of these ex players put their considerable wealth with their mouth is. Form an ex-player consortium to buy the club and have their bestest mate big Al run the show.

  • Micky Toon

    Jun 8, 2009 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #21

    wealth where their mouth is, not with.

  • chuck

    Jun 8, 2009 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #22

    So what`s Nobby gonna do ?
    Sounds like jobs for the old boys, with calls for Speed, Terry Mac. etc
    C`mon! what this club needs is a shot of reality.
    Forget the old boys and the messiahs and concentrate on people with the available JOB SKILLS to take this club and reorganize it from top to bottom, regardless where they come from.

  • RyanToon

    Jun 8, 2009 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #23

    only yoaking batts how are ya geez?

  • JJJ

    Jun 8, 2009 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #25

    Chuck I agree with you… but in order to attract that callbre of manager we need the Old Boys to get us back up… because nobody wants to manage this club as we are…
    The sad fact is that we need a new “Keegan” and AS fits the bill.
    What we need to make sure is that the Old Boys recruited are of good quality and experience: like I mentioned, Steve Clark and John Carver…

  • Prince Bassong

    Jun 8, 2009 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #26

    What most of our past managers have lacked is a spine (Roeder) or inspiration (Allardyce, Souness).

    Shearer has both of those qualities and if we can surround him with good coaches then all he needs to do is get his points across reasonably well.

    He’s already reintroduced very simple things that were all lacking and what remains is getting a proper team together in every sense of the word which will obviously take some time.

    Whilst we’d all feel more comfortable if he’d had prior experience he’s about the best we can get. Who else would really come who would offer everything and not be a risky appointment?

    If we have Dowie and Carver as dual assistants, Solano returning and coaching the wide players, Speed working with the central midfielders and Hughton or A.N.Other for defense then we’d be looking good in that department. The keepers are clearly fine as they are.

    A fitness coach who can analyse running techniques would also be beneficial and would see a reduction in leg muscle injuries. It may also allow us to spot and fix any problems early as this is effectively what Kieron Dyer went through to sort out his fitness issues.

    Attitudes need to change on Tyneside but if that can be done with past players then why not and have everyone associated with the club having great pride in it as one huge family and not some ordinary club or business.

  • Macas35

    Jun 8, 2009 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #27

    Boater – N’Zogbia left because he caused problems with his attitude and had delusions of grandeur. Nothing to do with the fans at all. As for Bramble it had nothing to do with the fans, I think they were very patient with him, it was because he had proved under several different managers that he wasn’t good enough. As for Coloccini he is being dispensed with because we can’t afford to pay his wages, simple as that. he got dropped by Shearer because he saw what everyone else did, the lad wasn’t playing well enough. Having said that he didn’t come in for stick on the pitch. As for the new manager, who exactly would you put in charge if not Shearer? I admit there is uncertainty over how good Shearer will be, but in terms of his leadership qualities, his ability to attract players, and the way he will unite the fans is beyond doubt. he may not be perfect but what right do we have to have a perfect manager right now??

  • boater

    Jun 8, 2009 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #28

    Well done JJJ (deep breath)… you have somehow managed to encapsulate everything that is self-deluded and detrimental about the toon in one post.

    Most supporters (people like you) are in a perpetual cycle of trying to re-live the halcyon KK days of the 90s. You mythologize the club as being ‘different from all others’ UTTER TOSH… only because we SAY it is. It isn’t. I hate to burst your bubble – it is only mythologized more than the others. Now the rest of the country is laughing at us… not because we were relegated but because people like you continue to say how we are ‘special’ and ‘different’ and – unlike all the other clubs – should have figurehead appointments rather than experienced managers.

    SBR was successful at the toon… hmm could that because he had established himself as a leading European manager with experience from PSV, England, Barcelona, Porto OR – as you say because he knew the sodding area…

    Roeder did great when he took over- but his first full season fell into the same mediocre results category as the others.. Dalgliesh, Souness, Gullit, Allardyce – even SBR’s first full season.

    You twist things around until you create a jaundiced regional – ‘no one understands the Geordies’ perspective.. the rest of the country laughs at us… it hurts to say it … they are right.

  • Ericles

    Jun 8, 2009 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #29

    Where is boater coming from? You haven’t just chugged round in a dinghy from the Wear by any chance?

  • boater

    Jun 8, 2009 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #30

    Macas35…. have you ever heard the expression ‘not seeing the wood for the trees’?

    We qualified for the Champion’s league two years running with a certain Titus Bramble making a total of 67 combined appearances. He would swing out a leg, miss the ball, make a mistake and we would pillary him… we would say ‘simply not good enough’ – we would later say that about Cacapa, Rozenhal, Moore, Boumsong, Steven Taylor (not that long ago), now Colo,

    we don’t defend as a unit.. even under SBR we kept a very high attacking and used pace to stretch teams, and play off the shoulder… bramble – as is the fate of every toon centre-halve was CONSTANTLY left one on one… you don’t even notice the individuals when Manutd defend well… cos they play as a unit.

  • sirjasontoon

    Jun 8, 2009 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #31

    We need a manager with proven experience either in the fizzy or a top flight lge here or in Europe.

    Say no to all the old boys,Lee,Speed,Beardsley,Shearer…let’s move in a completely new direction.

    We will die under Shearer.

  • NUFCDavid

    Jun 8, 2009 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #32

    is Mike Ashley that stupid. does he not realise appointing shearer would be the best thing he cud do, as not only would it be what the club needs it like actually please the fans. its so annoying its like he’s got all year. i swear he’d b late to his own funeral!

  • boater

    Jun 8, 2009 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #33

    ERicles… would that be the old ‘you must be a mackem because you don’t bang the geordie drum and want an ex-player managing the club’ chestnut.

    Every day, same old hamsters going around the same old wheels.

  • JJJ

    Jun 8, 2009 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #34

    “not because we were relegated but because people like you continue to say how we are ’special’ and ‘different’ and – unlike all the other clubs – should have figurehead appointments rather than experienced managers.”


    Where in my post did I say that Newcastle was “special”…
    All I did was state FACT that our most successful managers have had Geordie links because it is those links that have given provided what our club is sorely lacking…

    Our club – like you say is run by fan pressure… who unfortunately (like Ashley) do what they feel is best without thinking about the long term or immediate consiquences…

    My major point is that there are about 50 000 of those fans and like it or not… they are the fans that are the bread and butter and life if this club… whether they know what is best for the club or not… the mere fact is that THERE WOULD BE NO CLUB WITHOUT THEM….

    We arent going to change their mentality no much how much you would like to… so what we have to do is about a manager who they trust so that they give him the time and the patience to allow the club to get the STABILITY that we have so lacked…

    You can argue that we need more experienced managers with tactical skills but the point is that man is not available so we have to start where we can… and that man is Shearer…
    We could appoint Alex Ferguson and if the firt three games didnt go his way, the crowd would get on his back and he’d either walk or be under too much pressure to do the job…

    So yes, you can blame the fans mentality, but like I said, that wont change and without the fans there is no club… So if you dont like the FACT that Newcastle IS DIFFERENT then dont support the club…. because you’ll only be continuously dissappointed…

    Ps. Dont come with your condescending comments every two minutes… if you dont like the differing opinions of bloggers then rather blog off!!!!

  • boater

    Jun 8, 2009 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #35

    sirjasontoon….. thank god for some sanity on here.

  • batty

    Jun 8, 2009 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #36

    alreet ryan how r u m8

  • batty

    Jun 8, 2009 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #37

    boater // Jun 8, 2009 at 3:49 PM

    sirjasontoon….. thank god for some sanity on here.
    <<<if SJT is sane iam mike ashleys uncle

  • JJJ

    Jun 8, 2009 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #38

    Boater or Sir Jason Toon…

    Name your man… Nobody of that standard wants the job… what part of that dont you understand!?

  • Dragonera

    Jun 8, 2009 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #39


    your posts have been spot on, lad.

  • AndyNUFC

    Jun 8, 2009 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #40

    Spot on Bloater.


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