Shearer Ready To Throw Himself Into The Newcastle Cause


Once Alan Shearer becomes manager at Newcastle, and that now seems almost inevitable, with the only question now seeming to be when?

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Alan Shearer – ready to work day and night for Newcastle cause

But when Alan does take over he will have a mountain of a job to do before the season starts on August 8th, and the embarrassing thing will be that nearly all our players will return for pre-season training because they will still be Newcastle players.

There are 4 players who will leave the club on June 30th – those whose contracts run out and will not be renewed:

Michael Owen
Mark Viduka
Caludio Cacapa
David Edgar

Those four should unburden the club of around £240K/week from the wage bill – a good start.

Apparently David Edgar was offered new terms by the club at the end of the season but he decided to move on, as he doesn’t want to warm the bench too much longer on Tynesdie, and we hear Birmingham, are now more than interested in signing David.

And the 9 priority players Newcastle want to transfer who are all on existing contracts at the club, and whom t First Artists are attempting to unload for the club with limited success,  will need to be moved out as soon as possible.

They are:

Fabrico Coloccini
Jose Enrique
Joey Barton
Kevin Nolan
Xisco
Jonas Gutierrez
Geremi
Oba Martins
Shola Ameobi

When that list was issued it didn’t have Alan Smith on it, and we can only assume Alan thinks that Smith’s fighting copabilities and never-say-die attitude can be well used in the Championship.

But keeping Smith, who is on over £60K/week on Tyneside  will depend on unloading those other players and we are sure there will be quite a number of those still on the books when the season starts on August 8th.

It also appears that Shearer has a number of players already lined up and once he is finally given the go ahead could go into immediate action for these players – but we wonder how he will know how much money he has to spend with the owners not yet identified.

Anyway, picky picky, and we think Alan already has lined up the following players to bring in – as soon as he can

Andy Griffin – Stoke City
Brad Orr – Bristol City
Jermaine Beckford – Leeds
Per Ciljin Skjelbred – Rosenborg

Andy Griffin played 76 times for Newcastle from 1998-2004, and he has now played a total of 300 first class games, so he would give some experience at the back, and he can play in either full-back position, and of course he is a former team-mate of Alan’s at Newcastle.

He would jump at the chance to return to Tyneside, and could do a job for the club in getting us back in the Premier League, as soon as possible.

Alan has been linked with some other players too, including young 19 year-old Spurs defender Chris Gunter, probably on loan for the season, and the club was linked with three players from QPR just yesterday.

We think Shearer is ready to throw ( or should that be “hoy”?) himself into the work, but must first wait for the powers that be (excuse that term) making a decision as to who to appoint as manager of the club .

So far, that’s taken them over three weeks, but we have to think that once the appointment is made, things will brighten up signicantly on Tyneside, and right now we’ll just have to keep the faith, as always.

Howay The Lads!!

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37 comments so far

  • RyanToon

    Jun 18, 2009 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #1

    id like to see skjelbred and beckford come in not sure about the other two, ed.

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  • vivadavidkelly

    Jun 18, 2009 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #2

    once again you are getting ahead of yourself. i havent heard anything off anyone that would suggest the al will soon be manager let alone these potential signings he is lining up. you quite rightly pointed out that whoever the new manager will be wont have a clue what his budget will be – and how can anyone appoint a manager before due dilligence has been completed?

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  • RyanToon

    Jun 18, 2009 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #3

    what id like to see as our team for next season

    Krul

    Beye Taylor Addison Gibbs (loan)

    Guthrie Skjelbred Butt Ledley

    Beckford Martins

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  • RyanToon

    Jun 18, 2009 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #4

    vivadavidkelly

    its a effin blog mate where people chat about newcastle, not everything has to be true in ‘your eyes’ just live with it!!!!!!!

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  • beyethegreat

    Jun 18, 2009 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #5
  • Macas35

    Jun 18, 2009 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #6
  • sirjasontoon

    Jun 18, 2009 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #7

    Agree this is just silly vivadavidkelly.
    Need to sit tight.

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  • vivadavidkelly

    Jun 18, 2009 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #8

    whats the point in kidding yourself. somone put thier team for next season on here with juninho behind the front 2 – its idiots like this who give proper fans a bad name. they live in cuccko land man. you also seem to think we can afford to keep martins and we are gonna get gibbs on loan. get real man! i know its a forum but all this tripe about we should go for this person or go for that winds me up! we are now in the 2nd tier of english football and, for one season at least we need to think like that – dont expect any players to come in on over 20k p/w and dont expect many over that to be staying.

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  • WELSHMAG

    Jun 18, 2009 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #9

    Gutted about bassong.

    You watch Ashley get screwed over, he’ll end up leaving for about 3 million. IF we do do a deal with bassong lets have a few players or loan deals our way!

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  • Ericles

    Jun 18, 2009 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #10

    Sky Sports News is revealing that Bassong is in talks with two English Premier clubs about a move. Who gave Bassong permission to talk to other clubs? Have approaches been made to Newcastle to ask to talk to Bassong? If so who gave the go ahead? The source is a French magazine and are there any more shady things going on with the encumbent goonshow that we do not know about? As far as I am concerned Bassong is still contracted to us and should wait until the club is bought and, probably Shearer, has spoken to him.

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jun 18, 2009 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #11

    Erricles, I agree mate – permission is normally required – probably Llambias – wouldnt know a decent player to keep if it bit him on the ar$e.

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  • Tom

    Jun 18, 2009 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #12

    Why would we bring in Griffin and Orr, both are right backs, we have a much better right back, and both have proven that they weren’t good enough for us first time around (Orr more so than Griffin).

    Bring in a young right back, like Chris Gunter, rather than those guys.

    Players can’t be sold whilst the club is up for sale, so Bassong isn’t going anywhere at the moment, and Edgar wasn’t offered terms, he hasn’t been offered anything yet.

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  • RyanToon

    Jun 18, 2009 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #13

    vivadavidkelly

    that team i put up is fckin g realistic.. just enjoy the blog will ya??

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  • Toon_Factor

    Jun 18, 2009 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #14

    The French can never be trusted. Bassongs a c***

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  • Toon_Factor

    Jun 18, 2009 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #15

    RyanToon

    Whats your problem with Harper?

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  • RyanToon

    Jun 18, 2009 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #16

    TF

    no problem with harper but krul has huge potential and if he sits on the bench for years with us he will be known as the dutch harper

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  • vivadavidkelly

    Jun 18, 2009 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #17

    Ryantoon – Joe Ledley is wanted by half the prem, Keiran Gibbs played in the champions league semi final and martins is on 80k p/w (although championship is his standard). how are any of these realistic? i do enjoy the bog but when people talk utter tosh it drives me crazy

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  • Wilad

    Jun 18, 2009 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #18

    Ryantoon – Gibbs – Are you off your Rocker! Never in a month of Sundays….

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  • RyanToon

    Jun 18, 2009 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #19

    WILAD

    ON LOAN

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  • RyanToon

    Jun 18, 2009 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #20

    to comment 17

    piss off then

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  • beyethegreat

    Jun 18, 2009 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #21

    vivadavidkelly

    dont be islly martins id definately more than championship standard

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  • komfort

    Jun 18, 2009 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #22

    viva , i wouldn’t read the racing post anywhere else mate..

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  • Whumpie

    Jun 18, 2009 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #23

    Not sure about Griffin, but I can see the logic… if he’s cheap.

    Also, real shame about Bassong, but if we can get a decent whack for him that’s more in the kitty, which we desperately need right now. We now have one of the few clubs without serious debts; it’s the one good thing to come out of the Ashley mess – so let’s try to keep it that way.

    Lastly, I agree with Ed that there’s probably been plenty going on with transfers, and as soon as the legalities are in place, signatures will happen – in and out.

    What I don’t yet buy is Shearer being a certainty. Llamearse could very well have just been getting people off his back. It’s not like he’ll give a stuff once he’s out, is it?

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  • ginkoh

    Jun 18, 2009 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #24

    I think we should keep Martins if possible, Don’t mind his 60k/week if he can let us come back to PRM next season.

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  • stk85

    Jun 18, 2009 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #25

    i’d like to see skjelbred and delaney of the two rumoured so far. not sure who else, but i’d trust shearer to pick the right sort of players for the club

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  • vivadavidkelly

    Jun 18, 2009 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #26

    so would you say martins has been a success overall on tyneside? 10mill, 80 grand a week? you have to say he has flattered to decive more often than not. apart from being injury prone, his scoring record is about 1 in 3, his 2nd touch is always a tackle and he doesnt use his pace to any effect at all.

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  • Toon_Factor

    Jun 18, 2009 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #27

    vivadavidkelly

    And who have we got that is better than him or who could we buy thats better than him? NOBODY!! so shut the hell up.

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  • Macas35

    Jun 18, 2009 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #28

    Have to agree with vivadavidkelly, Martins is far too inconsistent and while he has pace he lacks any intelligence. There is no way we can keep paying him 80k a week in the Championship, and he is one of the players we are likely to get a decent transfer fee from. People have to be more realistic, all our top earners will go. Martins has failed to score more than 10 goals for the last 2 seasons as well.

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  • DJM TOON

    Jun 18, 2009 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #29

    unfortunately, i agree with viva, martins is over rated and in the CCC, i’d be happy to see ranger and carroll up front, lualua on the right and duff on the left, bring in this norwegian lad in the centre with perhaps guthrie.

    keep butt and smith and try for gods sake to keep our back line as it is (not gonna happen with news on seb!) but i’d be happy with that startung line up in the CCC with krul and harps

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  • RyanToon

    Jun 18, 2009 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #30

    vivadavidkelly

    you better be a toon fan

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  • Chris G

    Jun 18, 2009 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #31

    Toon Factor – I think vivadavidkelly is right. Martins is a good player, but he’s not that good. We are a championship side now, and we simply won’t be able to afford to pay 60/80 grand a week for players like him.

    It’s time to start living in the real world

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  • vivadavidkelly

    Jun 18, 2009 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #32

    nice to see some realists on here – ryantoon, of course i am a proper fan, just because i dont go around sharing your deluded views doesnt make me a fan,. i have had a season ticket since 91 so its fair to say i have seen it all. im a realist.

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  • punk skunk...

    Jun 18, 2009 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #33

    Shoulda hired Bob Martinez last year!..
    …Der!..

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  • Chris G

    Jun 18, 2009 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #34

    Toon_Factor // Jun 18, 2009 at 11:00 AM

    The French can never be trusted. Bassongs a c***
    ————————————————————–

    It’s comments like those that make me ashamed to support the same team as you!

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  • lesh

    Jun 18, 2009 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #35

    Punk… Shoulda hired Bob Martinez last year!..

    Surely you meant Bob Marley?

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  • punk skunk...

    Jun 18, 2009 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #36

    Ok Lesh,
    Rrrrrroberto Martinez!..

    …Bob Marley’s a good shout tho’, at least he woulda got everyone to ‘chill out’!..

    🙂

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 19, 2009 at 12:34 AM

    Comment #37

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