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Shearer – Cisse Must Score Goals In Newcastle Number 9 Shirt

12:23 pm, Thursday, January 19th, 2012 by Ed Harrison · 21 Comments

One of the homework items Papiss Cisse could do while he has a little bit of spare time out there in Africa,  is to check out Alan Shearer’s goal-scoring record at Newcastle.

Alan Shearer – one of the 206 goals he scored for Newcastle


Over a magical 10 year period when he was on Newcastle’s books and wore the number 9 shirt,  the Gosforth lad played in 404 games for Newcastle and scored 206 goals, which is a record for Newcastle United, beating the previous record of 200 goals by the great Jackie Milburn – my very first hero at Newcastle.

Alan also played for Southampton and Blackburn Rovers, and he won the Premier League title back in 1995 with Blackburn when Kenny Dalglish was the manager,  and in that season  Blackburn amassed 89 points, one point more than Manchester United.

Newcastle were in 6th place on 72 points from the 42 games that were played in that season under manager Kevin Keegan.

Alan Shearer scored a total of 379 goals in 733 total club appearances and scored 30 goals for England in 63 appearances.

That’s a goal-scoring record which is simply amazing – Alan Shearer was simply a goal-scoring machine.

And the great man  has spoken out today about Newcatle’s new number 9 – Papiss Cisse –  who was signed last Tuesday in a whirlwind deal from SC Freiburg.

This is what Alan told The Times today:

“It’s one of the most iconic shirts in football, certainly in this country, and I’m delighted somebody has come in and is going to wear it,”  

“I hope Cisse enjoys the experience as much as I did. It’s a privilege and some great names have been there before.”

“I can understand why it was kept empty when Andy Carroll left. There are expectations, but the biggest is a simple one – that you score goals. That’s what comes with the shirt.”

“I have heard people say that it can be a heavy shirt, but I think there’s a responsibility.”

“Newcastle is a big club with a terrific crowd and if you work hard, fans will take to you. The most important thing is that Cisse wants to wear it. That’s encouraging.”

Newcastle fans are looking forward to when Cisse will make his debut for Newcastle,  and if Senegal do well in the African Cup of Nations, that’s likely to be in the home game against Wolves on 25th February.

And we wonder with Papiss  Cisse and Demba Ba now in the team, what the odds are of Newcastle scoring at least five goals in one of the remaining league games?

It’s just a thought,  but the main thing of course is that we  keep winning those league games and getting  up that league table, so we can qualify for Europe next season.

And there’s still the FA Cup too, of course.

Comments welcome.



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21 responses so far ↓

  • 1 toonoholic // Jan 19, 2012 at 12:26 PM

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  • 2 geordie@bergen_norway // Jan 19, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    Coming to Newcastle for the Villa game in two and a half weeks. Hoping for another great weekend in my favourite town and another 6-0 perhaps? :)

  • 3 blissna // Jan 19, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    I hope those two gel quickly! I want a. Goal storm!

  • 4 WWJBD // Jan 19, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    Looks like Shearer has done a bit of homework this time eh? No insane ‘We dont really know much about Cisse’ this time ;)

  • 5 Toonboy_84 // Jan 19, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    We love u big Al! Bout time u got off that bloody sofa and started making a name for yourself in club management though.

  • 6 BelfastMagpie87 // Jan 19, 2012 at 12:41 PM

    Doe’s anybody know if the african nations is being shown on tv??

    I think Eurosport showed it the last time.
    Think it starts on saturday.

  • 7 The Eternal Optimist // Jan 19, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    toonboy you’re spot on there. I love shearer (the player and the man) but the he’s a worse pundit than neville and that is saying something.

    “it’s an iconic shirt”

    “the ball is round”

    “the grass is green”

    go get a proper job!

  • 8 GeordieGesus // Jan 19, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    BelfastMagpie87, someone said that it was on Eurosport UK.

  • 9 BelfastMagpie87 // Jan 19, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    Cheers mate just checked there website.

    Senegal match is on 9 oclock on Saturday nyt…

  • 10 -Tendo- // Jan 19, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    BelfastMagpie87 – i know some are on itv either 2 or 4 this sunday

  • 11 Toonboy_84 // Jan 19, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    Lol @ 7

  • 12 Dimitri // Jan 19, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    @Eternal O

    Reckon he says the same thing during his pre-match pep talks?

  • 13 FabColo // Jan 19, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    @BelfastMagpie87
    Some of it is being shown on ITV4 too.

  • 14 voodoo85 // Jan 19, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    just use:

    http://www.livesporton.tv/sports/football/fixtures/

  • 15 Irie-Magpie // Jan 19, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    @ Belfast,
    Yeah, it’s on at 8/9pm.
    Shearer, the reason i started to follow NUFC 10 years ago and i never looked back.
    Cisse will do the shirt and us proud.

  • 16 ToonDownSouth // Jan 19, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    I think Neville’s a really good pundit…

  • 17 martoon // Jan 19, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    There are some great players who just can’t cut it as a manager (e.g. Bobby Charlton) and much as it pains me to say it I think Alan might be one of these so I think he should stick to the pundit sofa.

  • 18 TwickToon // Jan 19, 2012 at 2:01 PM

    @ToonDownSouth
    Agree with you there mate, I always like seeing him on Monday night as long as he doesn’t mess up with his computer system too much.

    He wasn’t a bad commentator either when he gave it a shot..

  • 19 martoon // Jan 19, 2012 at 2:20 PM

    Agree – Gary Neville is a, surprisingly, good pundit. Whether you like him or not nobody can argue that he knows about defending and how to win football matches, cups and championships. I also like Shearer as a pundit apart from when he says “and he done that”.

  • 20 max // Jan 19, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    hope he an break alan record..

  • 21 Brutooon // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:43 PM

    Strikers must score goals thats what OUR LEGEND Alan Shearer said

    Not slipping around like Shola Ameobi

    Alan Shearer must be tired watching Amoebi doing nothing for 11 seasons




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