Newcastle Fans Are Just Brilliant – Shearer

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer was at the Civic Center in Newcastle last night and lauded the fabulous Newcastle fans for supporting the team,  despite the lads being in the second tier of English Football.

This is Newcastle United

The average home crowd in the league this season is over 42,000 and almost 45,000 were on hand for the 6-1 annihilation of 10 man Barnsley on Saturday.

A lot has changed on Tyneside since the town was a huge coal mining area with coal pits all over the place.

But one thing that has not changed is the fanatical support of the Newcastle public for their football club.

And news today that Newcastle’s will take 3,600 fans to Teesside for Saturday’s game.   Shearer talked last night about the Newcastle support:

“It shouldn’t really be a surprise to anybody.”

“But to be getting 44,000 in the Championship for every game is staggering.”

“It’s unbelievable, but that is the way they are – they are just brilliant.”

We remember well that the so called football experts last summer not only predicted Newcastle would be relegated to Division One, but that their support would tail off dramatically.

Is it a good thing or is it a good thing – that these experts don’t know what they are talking about?

Howay The Lads!!

9 comments so far

  • sirjasontoon

    Mar 9, 2010 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #1

    Surprised he has not started managing a lower league team to cut his teeth.
    Great player,not convinced he is manager material though.

  • Tjodalf

    Mar 9, 2010 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #2

    sirjasontoon, he is manager material. I sincerely believe that he would have managed Newcastle equally good to what Hughton has done. I also feel that it would benefit himselv and Newcastle if he manages a bit around before taking over Newcastle again.
    Wouldn’t mind Keegan to return either… 😀

  • chuck

    Mar 9, 2010 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #3

    You out of your mind, they both had their shot, one walked out the other was a failure, so what the hell are you talking about.
    At present we have a manager that took a bunch of disgruntled and dissorganized players and forged them into a winning side, a to-gether side ,a side leading the league and on it`s way to promotion.
    But does he get any respect ? very little, why ?
    Lets forget about the has been`s Keegan and the failure`s Shearer and get behind the guy who has brough success , show a little class.

  • sirjasontoon

    Mar 9, 2010 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #4

    How can he be manager Material he has hardly any experience and is totally unproven?

  • Alan

    Mar 9, 2010 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #5

    How can he be manager Material he has hardly any experience and is totally unproven?

    LMAO and shearer is proven??

    your the type of fan that gives us a bad name mate

  • Thump

    Mar 9, 2010 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #6

    Alan I think you need to redirect that comment to yourself – he’s talking about Shearer.

    That said, I don’t think it’s fair to call Shearer a failure because he had a few games to make a massive turnaround. It wasn’t Shearer’s fault we were relegated, it was the years of constant managerial changes that disgruntled the team that got us relegated, the biggest mistake Ashley made was giving Shearer the job in the first place – yet another new manager! Yeah, the players respect him and all, but he had a completely different playing style from what they were used to and they already had broken spirits so it just destroyed the team.

    I’m more than willing to give Big Al another shot – in a few years time when he’s cut his teeth and knows more of the position.

  • G

    Mar 9, 2010 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #7

    I can’t believe anybody could accuse Shearer of failure, after all, he took over a team that was mentally already relegated after a long season of mismanagement. Sure, he didn’t keep us up, but I doubt Joe Harvey would have kept us up last season. Shearer was a last throw of the dice gamble by the fat man, one that failed, but the buck stops with the fat man on this one. Shearer is simply unproven as either a success or a failure, and I would like to agree with Thump in the sense that Shearer needs to take a management job down the tables and learn how its done.

  • Bao Zheng

    Mar 10, 2010 at 7:05 AM

    Comment #8

    I just looked through the candidate list for NUST. What a scary 10 minutes that was. The only qualification seems to be ‘I’ve had a season ticket longer than you have’ or running a blog. For Shearer’s sake these people would be running a 100 million plus a year business. While I love the Barcelona concept I am praying this lot crash and burn.

  • Mr Books

    Mar 10, 2010 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #9

    If you look at Shearer as a failure base on last year, then you have to say the same of Hughton.
    AS record last year W1 D2 L5
    CH record last year W1 D2 L9
    Shearer had fewer games in charge, but pulled off the same points haul as Hughton.
    For the time being we have someone in charge who is doing a sterling job within the limitations put on him, I expect him, and believe he has earned the right, to be given the opportunity to show that his previous performance in the premiership is indicative of the turmoil the club was in and the instability of the management position.
    The flip side f that coin is that if he does a decent job, then it highlights that you should also write off Shearers period in charge as a measure of his potential as a manager.


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