Shearer – I’m Pleased Mike Ashley Stuck With Alan Pardew


Alan Shearer has who scant management experience – having managed Newcastle for just eight games,  but failing to save the team four years ago from relegation, has come out today and said he is delighted the club stuck with Alan Pardew as manager.

alan shearer close up 2012

Alan Shearer – you don’t become a bad manager in one year

Shearer was speaking at Steve Harmison’s benefit golf day at Slaley Hall yesterday, and he had this to say  about Pardew:

“I think he deserves to keep his job because of the season before, he bought himself time.” “The nature of the game is he’s under pressure and he knows that but I’m delighted they stuck with him.”

“I think he earned a bit more time because of last season when they finished fifth and he was manager of the year. You don’t become a bad manager in one season. “I’m pleased they stuck by him. He’ll feel they have to get off to a good start as you always do, but fingers crossed that will happen.”

“It was a disappointing season, everyone will tell you the same thing. But they’ve got a chance to try and rectify that next season and hopefully they will purchase some players in the summer that will allow them to come strong again.

“I don’t know how much they’ve got available to spend, if anything, I wouldn’t like to say. Hopefully there’s some money for the manager to spend and I’m sure he’s hoping that as well.” “He needs to get them in as soon as possible so he can get his preparations started.”

It seems there is some money to spend this summer, and the purse strings should be loosening up a bit, with Newcastle going to receive at least £60M next season for being in the Premier League.

There’s also an opportunity to sell some fringe players like Dan Gosling and Gabby Obertan in the summer, and  that will also raise some funds for new players.

It seems the main thing Newcastle are short of are strikers, and we’d love to see two top strikers brought in over the summer months.

What do you think?

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23 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 29, 2013 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #1

    Having lemon juice rubbed into his carpet burns after a night of passion with Cheryl Ferguson is too good for Ashley.

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  • TorqToon

    May 29, 2013 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #2

    Jail – Where I come from, people pay a lot of money for that kind of thing! 🙂

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  • geordie157

    May 29, 2013 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #3

    Hopefully a good signing will be confirmed in the next few weeks. We need to invest this summer, add depth and quality to the side, especially in the wide and striking areas.

    An early move for tom ince would be a good start. And sorting out Colo’s future once and for all.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    May 29, 2013 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #4

    Well that’s that then, Shearer clearly isn’t a Newcastle fan!

    Morning all.

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  • TorqToon

    May 29, 2013 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #5

    Morning Ibiza.

    All very quiet and calm in here this morning…lets hope it lasts!

    PARDEW OUT!!!!!!!!!

    (just trying to restore clarity…!) 😉

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    May 29, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #6

    Torq…No chance of that happening 🙂

    So, any new news your end or are people heading off on their holidays?

    I can imagine with the money that will be going around the place this summer, players may feel more inclined to bide their time before deciding on which moves to make, what’s your thoughts?

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 29, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #7

    JFA

    not talking abt moneygiven or not

    Just saying i Think he will make profit in this window

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  • tequilamag

    May 29, 2013 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #8

    Who would have thought Shearer was one of those pesky Pardew lovers. Clearly never watches the games, which must be a worry for the BBC.

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  • Bambams

    May 29, 2013 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #9

    With Pards still in the job there is always the chance Shearers odds are shorter than if Blanc or Klopp were manager.

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  • blew

    May 29, 2013 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #10

    Shearer is in the minority with his views.
    As we have learned over the years, top
    players don’t always make good managers,
    some have impaired judgement.

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  • jimmysmith

    May 29, 2013 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #11

    Not the most independent minded, incisive or controversial pundit goin round, is wor Al, although I grudgingly tend to agree. Sigh!!!!!

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  • TorqToon

    May 29, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #12

    Ibiza – We are in talks with several different players at the moment and moving onwards this week. Things are progressing on several targets.

    People expect immediate signings but these things take time. We are working at it though. And we will spend money this summer.

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 29, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #13

    Blew

    Looking at the statement, no wonder he never made a good maanager

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  • Rainrix

    May 29, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #14

    Now that shearers come out of the closet as a pardew lover are we all disowning him? Seems the most reasonable course of action.

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    May 29, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #15

    “you don’t become a bad manager in one year …”

    Check out his CV it takes a career, he’s only had one good year, and we were more than fortunate, and no cup runs ever under Pardew.

    So if the above quote applies this must equally … “you don’t become a good manager in one year …”

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    May 29, 2013 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #16

    I forgot my morning cleanse …

    PARDEW OUT!

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 29, 2013 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #17

    TorqToon

    An idea for another t – shirt

    With pardew we burst

    May be u can ask your brother in law

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  • cyprus

    May 29, 2013 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #18

    Ed,
    On paper we look fine, we just need a couple of strikers as you say. But, out on the field, we seem to be lacking in pace, creativity, even defence.
    So we probably need a lot more than just a striker or two. I’d say, the team has no exciting wingers, is short of a partner for Cisse (if that’s possible, if not, another Cisse), a creative Mata style battler/midfielder, a CB, at least. That’s 4-5 first teamers.
    There are a lot of players who can be sold – released, well at least 4-5.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    May 29, 2013 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #19

    Torq…That’s fair enough. Unless you’re going to just throw money at deals, it is to be expected that it can take a little time. I hope they are taking it seriously, like they did in January, not sure many can take another “we tried” on Sept 1st.

    Rainrix…I see no alternative. It’s clear he’s now a mackem.

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 29, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #20

    Shearer – great player. That’s kind of where it ends.

    Torq

    I love all the players we have / are being linked to in France and Holland, but that’s not the problem is it?

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  • Mag52

    May 29, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #21

    I have little time for Alan Shearer’s management abilities,
    but he is certainly spot on in his defence of Pardew.
    All those bloggers calling for his sacking (and where were they twelve months ago when he was named manager of the year ?) are barking up the wrong tree.
    Newcastle fans can never expect success in the premiership as long as Mike Ashley remains owner of the club. To achieve a top four finish or better he would need to spend big, and that’s not his style. You need big time wage earners sitting on the bench who can come in when the inevitable injuries and suspensions occur. As I say that’s not his style.
    The very best we can hope for under the Ashley regime is a Carling cup (or whatever they call it these days) or if we’re really lucky, an FA cup. To achieve this with a low cost squad would probably give us a poor premiership season.(Birmingham and Wigan in recent years)
    We have no divine right to win anything. Just look at Wenger’s Arsenal or Moyes’ Everton. Two generally accepted top managers frustrated by low spending in the transfer market over the years.
    Get over it you Pardew haters. We’re still in the premiership (just). Direct your criticism where it belongs. At top management.

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 29, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #22

    Mags

    That’s what he always does. One good season, throws all the good work out with the bath water, is quickly found out and spirals down the next season every time. Can’t be co-incidence

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  • Sav

    May 29, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #23

    May pack it in with the ‘Pardrew Out’ nonsense. Point taken, now move on. |He will be manager at the start of this year and only if we completely bomb will that be reassessed before next summer. We are SUPPORTERS after all. HTL!

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