Shearer Will Look To Bring In New Players Quickly


With the news that both consortia in the lead to buy the Newcastle club, want Alan Shearer as manager, we will soon be able to turn our attention to new players Alan will want to bring into the club.

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Chris Gunter – is 19 year-old Spurs defender on Shearer shopping list?

It seems that the story was unveiled by the Times late last night, and not this morning by the N ewcastle Journal.

It’s not clear whether the ambitious plans Alan laid out for Mike Ashley a few weeks back, will be supported by the new owners, but reports suggest Shearer is optimistic he will be helped big-time by the new owners.

Their plans, not surprisingly, are to get Newcastle back into the Premier League next season.

There are a number of players Shearer has pinpointed and even talked to, and we can expect a few of them to start arriving at the club before too long. Some of them may still be available after all the delays at Newcastle, since the club was relegated. 😀

It seems that some of the players Alan may be interested in are the following:

Andy Griffin – Stoke City
Brad Orr – Bristol City
Jermaine
Beckford – Leeds
Per
Ciljin SkjelbredRosenborg
Fraizer Campbell – Manchester United
Chris Gunter – Spurs
Fitz Hall – QPR
Damien Delaney – QPR
Dexter
Blackstock – QPR
Danny Simpson – Manchester United

And Alan also wanted to bring at least a couple of players in for a season long loan, and one of these could well be Chris Gunter, the 19 year-old Spurs central defender.

But Chris seemed to be more than happy to spend next season at Championship club Nottingham Forest, where he was at last season for a while.

We have to believe that Alan will be checking on these players with his appointment as Newcastle manager almost certain to come within the week.

We need the squad assembled for next season just as soon as we can, so they get the benefit of playing together in the six pre-season friendly games that have been set up.

We expect Alan to move very quickly in the transfer market, just as soon as he’s announced as the new manager.

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60 comments so far

  • Edd Case

    Jun 24, 2009 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #1

    Until the whole mess is sorted out and we have a new manager installed – transfer speculation is pointless.

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  • Ed Harrison

    Jun 24, 2009 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #2

    Edd – we have to believe Alan is working on these right now – why wait until next week if he’s now been assured of the job?

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jun 24, 2009 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #3

    I think 3/4 of the problem is that no one knows whats going on behind the scenes.

    I honestly think that Shearer will attract players and that NUFC will sell itself amongs the championship. Im biased slightly but I think you know what I mean.

    Getting rid of who we have however is another story!

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  • Ericles

    Jun 24, 2009 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #4

    Not sure about the QPR bunch. They may be listed by Dowie in my opinion and not good enough for what has to be a promotion chasing side.

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  • Johno Toon

    Jun 24, 2009 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #5

    Id be happy with that players coming bar hall and blackstock , im sure there would be better options out there

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  • roscoe

    Jun 24, 2009 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #6

    We don’t need to spend too much…

    sign 3/4 players:

    GK: Harper, Forster, Krul
    RB: Beye, Gunter
    LB: Enrique, Fox
    CB: Taylor, Bassong, Kadar, Edgar
    RM: R.Taylor, Lua Lua
    LM: Duff, Furgeson
    CM:Guthrie, Barton, Butt, Vukic, Smith
    ST: Campbell, Ranger, Carroll, Loven, (oba?)

    IN: Campbell, Fox, Gunter
    OUT: Owen, Viduka, Nolan, Cacapa, Coloccini Jonas, Geremi, Oba

    Net Profit: 15m
    New Total Wages: approx 45m

    All we need is new owners and Shearer and we’ll back back in the prem in no time!

    Howay the Lads

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  • roscoe

    Jun 24, 2009 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #7

    Oh and about OBA, if the new owners are willing to risk a few extra bob to keep him i reckon he’ll score plenty in the CCC and fire us to promotion. He could be the difference between a good side and a great side in the CCC!!

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  • spiderpig

    Jun 24, 2009 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #8

    defo think vuckic and ranger will be getting games this season.would like to see guthrie and barton given a good go in midfield.much better than butt and smith.

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  • Chris G

    Jun 24, 2009 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #9

    Toon Graeme // Jun 24, 2009 at 10:54 AM

    I think 3/4 of the problem is that no one knows whats going on behind the scenes…..
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    Exactly – the only person who does know is Keith Harris of Seymour Pierce, and he’s keeping his cards close to his chest:

    ‘…To protect the integrity of the bidding process, neither Shearer, Llambias nor Mike Ashley, the owner, are aware of the identity of the interested parties, who are vying to buy the club for £100million. They have, however, been kept informed of developments and the nature of discussions by Seymour Pierce, the investment bank handling the sale….’
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/football/article6564757.ece

    Yeah, I know it’s frustrating, but we just have to be patient

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jun 24, 2009 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #10

    I was talking to a business colleague in London and supports palace.

    He is adamant we will be up this season and can destroy the defenses of most team in the championship.

    Hey someone got faith in we.

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  • waddler

    Jun 24, 2009 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #11

    Shearer looks like he wants top youngsters which in my view is correct and he wants to build a foundation for years to come.
    Supplement this lot with the cream from our academy and reserve teams and build on that year in year out, and most importantly keep bringing in the top kids and youth for the academy.
    Oh and get rid of that horror strip as soon as possible.

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  • waddler

    Jun 24, 2009 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #12

    Chris G, spot on mate!

    Its also his duty to bring about a deal which bene fits the club therefore the supporters, in fact he is obligated to do so. His integrity is on the line and future business depends on him securing the best possible outcome for all parties.

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  • Partizan

    Jun 24, 2009 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #13

    Andy Griffin – Stoke City
    Brad Orr – Bristol City
    Jermaine Beckford – Leeds
    Per Ciljin Skjelbred – Rosenborg
    Fraizer Campbell – Manchester United
    Chris Gunter – Spurs
    Fitz Hall – QPR
    Damien Delaney – QPR
    Dexter Blackstock – QPR
    Danny Simpson – Manchester United

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    What the hell is that!!!!….no other leagues in this world,,i dont think we ever gonna learn ffs.

    Watch Wigan this season when they do the Spanish OLE with beautifull short passing football with lots of technique and creativity mainly by their Spanish players.

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  • lesh

    Jun 24, 2009 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #14
  • Partizan

    Jun 24, 2009 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #15

    A team full with British players will never ever win anything in modern football.20 % is more than enough,the rest-foreign players.

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  • bazza

    Jun 24, 2009 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #16

    It seems to me that Big Al’s best option would be to go to everyone of the Premiership top 4 and take a bunch of top youngsters on loan for the season – everyone is a winner.

    The players will get a game and gain valuable experience.

    The Prem clubs would be able to see their player progress in a high pressure environment where they are expected to win, without seeing them play for a competitor.

    We would get top quality players for no transfer fee, maybe a wage contribution from the prem club, and maybe the option to buy when we get back where we belong.

    So my question is – who would everyone like to see us bring in on loan???

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  • Toon_Factor

    Jun 24, 2009 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #17

    Ed

    Andy Griffin – Stoke City
    Brad Orr – Bristol City
    Jermaine Beckford – Leeds
    Per Ciljin Skjelbred – Rosenborg
    Fraizer Campbell – Manchester United
    Chris Gunter – Spurs
    Fitz Hall – QPR
    Damien Delaney – QPR
    Dexter Blackstock – QPR
    Danny Simpson – Manchester United

    ———————————————————–

    Why would we need 4 extra right backs?

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  • Raffo

    Jun 24, 2009 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #18

    What we do need in my opinion is two wingers who have the ability to beat a man, get to the line and whip a dangerous ball in, thats what i want to see us bring in. I think if we keep hold of Taylor and Beye and Barton (cue bashing) and Guthrie, thats a decent foundation for the spine. Throw in some youth, desire and passion from the academy and from astute buys and loans i think it looks decent.

    Also, I do find it amazing that our captain is really setting his standards high and I would laugh my aras off if he goes to hull, that would really fit with his ambition wouldnt it? Rather struggle next season than bang them in for us in the ccc and re-pay some of the debt he owes us! Pathetic

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  • Micky Toon

    Jun 24, 2009 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #19

    Partizan – Wolves managed to win the league with british players.
    A breakdown of their current squad of 32, which includes new signings is as follows;

    USA -1
    Nigeria -1
    Cameroon -1
    RoI – 3
    Serbia -1
    The rest are made up of British players as follows-
    England – 19
    Wales – 3
    Scotland – 3

    The majority of their 1st team squad that saw them through to promotion was ENGLISH.
    Wolves are the model we should be following. McCarthy has done a brilliant job with very little money, buying up young BRITISH talent and playing attractive football. There is a lot of homegrown talent out there, but the PL chose to ignore it for cheap foreigners who want to earn shed loads of cash. The serbian and the yank were bought just recently.

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  • Ericles

    Jun 24, 2009 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #20

    According to Sky Sports and his agent Lovenkrands is now looking for an English club. In my opinion Alan should go and get him signed back with us before it is too late. Assuming Al becomes manager and time does not run out.

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  • NorthernPaul

    Jun 24, 2009 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #21

    Good old speculation. None of us actually have any idea what is going on. Will Shearer be the manager? Who knows. Will the club be sold soon? Probably not. Are our chances of success next season drifting away day by day while the club is in limbo? Yes, without a doubt.

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  • Micky Toon

    Jun 24, 2009 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #22

    Owen will end up at spurs. Harry would love to have him there.
    If we manage to keep Oba and Barton (doubtful after his clash with Shearer) we would terrify defences. The championship defenders, especially those who have just come from Div1 would crap themselves at the thought of facing Oba. I can imagine his pace getting us a lot of penalties. 🙂

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  • Partizan

    Jun 24, 2009 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #23

    Micky….Why are you calling them cheap,,,thats the problem with the British mentality,,,they think they’re on top of everything.

    Eastern Europeans,Balcans have much more talented players who would play just for 1 third of the British players salary.

    Pandev is making 450 000 euros a year my friend,,,and he could be the king of NUFC easily with the players we have atm.

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  • Partizan

    Jun 24, 2009 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #24

    Kevin Doyle for 7 mill….LOL,daylight robery.

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  • nufc-rip

    Jun 24, 2009 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #25

    I think the proble is that your crap and your never going to win anything accept relegation. Shearer the mesiah will save all though chaps!! just like keegan did. NOT!! Title shearer looks to bring new players in? should that not read new team in?lol MCFC anyone?

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jun 24, 2009 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #26

    NUFC-rip – lunch break at school my mancunian friend?

    No one in Newcastle refers to Shearer as a ‘messiah’ – that was stigma placed on by the press as they did with Keegan.

    Makes you sound like a bell end when you say it. Well from our perspective.

    Whats you point by the way? You still aint gonna hit top 6 and hughes sacked by december.

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  • Nick 69

    Jun 24, 2009 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #27

    raffo- im not defending owen, but in all fairness there is not even an offer on the table from us to even consider stayin with us so he wouldnt possibly stay and bang them in in the ccc

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  • Whumpie

    Jun 24, 2009 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #28

    roscoe – sorry to piss on your firework mate, but which part of a £45m wage bill do you think is “not spending too much”??

    That’s more than most premiership teams, and probably more than the total wage bill for the bottom five of the CCC!

    We need to be looking at less than £25m per year on players if we’re going to stay afloat, and most of that will have to be borrowed until we get promoted.

    And yes, that means no Oba, no Duff – none of those. Best get used to it, fellas.

    On the up-side, I think I’m going to enjoy being the big fish for a change, after so many years of getting scraps from the ‘Big 4’ in each transfer window.

    This could be fun.

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  • stk85

    Jun 24, 2009 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #29

    we should go after someone like andrew driver. he impressed the other day against germany.
    who needs jack rodwell…. we have haris vuckic!!!

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  • Partizan

    Jun 24, 2009 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #30

    Nufc-rip- WHats the point of bringing superstars in your team when no one plays with their hart,only for money.

    With the players you have i have to admit you’re now better than Man Utd on the paper…..but you will be lucky to finish 7th this season.

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  • nufc-rip

    Jun 24, 2009 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #31

    MCFC will definately be top six next year at least fact. The players that we are buying are world class. We dont buy crap old has beens like nufc. You were calling shearer the messiah when he first came in our saviour. What has he done apart from get you relegated. By the time your new owner comes in it will be to late to sort your team out and you will go down again.

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  • Chris G

    Jun 24, 2009 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #32

    lesh // Jun 24, 2009 at 11:39 AM

    A bit dated now but Leeds doctors warn newcastle fans……
    ———————–
    Yeah, I saw that one, but I still prefer the other one that you posted 🙂
    http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/sport/sport-headlines/hull-to-buy-owen-for-spares-200906221845/

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  • Partizan

    Jun 24, 2009 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #33

    heart*

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jun 24, 2009 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #34

    Nufc – rip – check back with us in January and we will see who is right.

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  • Whumpie

    Jun 24, 2009 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #36

    More to the point, NUFC-rip – do you really think anything you win will count for anything? I can go and spend a few grand and get replicas of all the main trophies, and they will be just as valid sat on my mantlepiece as in the MCFC trophy cabinet.

    I’d rather win nowt than buy cups. If you had any sporting instinct at all you’d understand that. It’s the same, sad gene that makes you go wumming on other clubs’ sites.

    You, Chelski and any other clubs running at a huge, deliberate loss are not in the football business as far as I’m concerned – you just turn up as rich peoples’ toys and steal silverware so nobody else can have it.

    Sad. Want nowt of it.

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  • Chris G

    Jun 24, 2009 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #37

    Here’s nufc-rip again, and I suppose reetpetite will be on here shortly.

    I can’t bear to read their drivel any more, so I think I’ll

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  • Chris G

    Jun 24, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #39

    oops ….. leave now 🙁

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  • Micky Toon

    Jun 24, 2009 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #40

    Partizan, so by buying a foreigner for say £3m compared to a british player for £7m doesn’t make the foreigner cheaper?
    I agree that British players go for inflated sums of money, hence why the likes of Sam Allerdyce look to far off shores to buy players. They are cheaper than their British counterparts.
    As an Englishman who follows England and wants them to do well, I welcome a successful team made up of mainly English and British players.

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