Newcastle Need Only One More Player – Shearer


Things are not looking too good at Newcastle at the moment, and it’s a little bit the same as last summer, when at the end of the day we signed only one senior player for a team that was going to be participating in Europe the next season,  with all the extra games that entails.

alan shearer close up 2012

Alan Shearer – fantastic striker in his career

The player was Vurnon Anita from Ajax, and we ended up doing quite well on the Europe League by reaching the quarter finals, but injuries and extra games decimated our small squad, and we just hung onto our Premier League status. 🙁

And that was a major shock for Newcastle fans, which is one reason we wanted to see new players come in over the summer, especially some strikers, after we lost Demba Ba in January.

This is what Alan Shearer had to say today about Newcastle’s current situation:

“They have signed Loic Remy but I would think they need another striker to make sure they don’t get into trouble like they did last year.”

“No manager is ever satisfied and they would all like an extra four or five signings, but I believe one more forward could make the difference.”

And remember Alan is Newcastle’s top goalscorer of all time, with 206 goals in 404 appearance for the Magpies, and he only just edged out the great Jackie Milburn who had 200 goals in 353 appearances.

And in Alan Shearer’s club career – he also played for Southampton and Blackburn – he scored a phenomenal 379 goals in 733 games and 30 goals in 63 appearances for England.

But Jackie Milburn’s  record didn’t include the 40 goals he scored in the wartime league (1943-1946) in 93 appearances – when Jackie was just starting outas a youngster at Newcastle – at 19 years old in 1943.

Fundamentally Alan is the just the same as you and I and a Newcastle fan at heart, and the only difference is that he just happened to be a world-class striker in his day, and is now worth millions.

So there’s really not much difference at all. 😀

We think Alan’s got it right, and if Newcastle can get say Bafe Gomis from Lyon through the door this summer, we’d have to say the transfer window was a success – even though it’s been another very difficult one for Newcastle supporters  everywhere.

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100 comments so far

  • Beattie25

    Aug 18, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #1

    Re post:

    Never let anyone try and guilt trip you into deluding yourself to the truth.

    People fill themselves with false positivity and accuse those that live in reality of being negative, poisonous and worst of all detrimental to the club you love.

    If we all sit idly by looking at everything with rose tinted glasses then we might as well give up on life because supporting the club you love is never so one dimensional.

    The thing that those with their heads in the clouds will never understand is that we who are the ones they call negative only want the best for the club. We want to make this club better and not settle for what we have. We can see the potential for greatness and will always look at how this club can improve rather than sit on our hands, telling ourselves everything is ok.

    From manxpie to bills-son, Felipe to iantoon and every other “positive” fan, may you know that you are the ones hurting this club by craving, enjoying and accepting mediocrity.

    Bye for now peeps.

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  • sparky55

    Aug 18, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #2

    good old shearer…stating the bleeding obvious yet again

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 18, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #3

    Pardew Referring to NUFC as “THEY”

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  • jackostoon

    Aug 18, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #4

    sparky55,
    sorry for the late reply, it took me that long to do it ended up two threads back, better late than never so they say.
    This is where I stand kidda, Ashley has made some monumental blunders, but I think he COULD be a canny owner, as long as there’s continuous improvement, when dl left I thought right, here we go, fair enough, keep pardew atleast until Xmas to see if indeed, he can manage, what I regard are very talented players, new fitness coach in great, we are off, but to bring in JFK totally done me in, like many others, but I still feel if he was given the sound footballing guidance he obviously needs, we may actually be ok.
    Off to bed folks, have a goodun.

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 18, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #5

    Shearer says we need one player

    So are the great football experts on here saying he knows f all

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 18, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #6

    sorry

    These are Shearer’s Quotes Not Pardew’s

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  • LGFUAD21

    Aug 18, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #7

    Can’t see Willian happening but it would be a fantastic signing. We need a good left winger and he creates a ton of chances.

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  • sparky55

    Aug 18, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #8
  • bills-son

    Aug 18, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #9

    Craving, enjoying and accepting mediocrity?

    Me and any other fan?

    What a load of garbage.

    I’ve supported the Toon and gone to matches since 1961 and in that time we’ve only won the Fairs Cup in 1969.

    The way the likes of Beattie25 go on you’d think we were the ManU of the football league until Ashley came along.

    Compared to some of the cr@p I’ve seen in the last 52 years the squad we have now is up there with the best yet Beattie25 says NUFC are ‘nearly dead’.

    Get a life son.

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 18, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #10

    Tommyy – we signed 5players in jan when most teams did nothing so where not behind on other teams at all

    As for finishing 5th well all the ppl that know so much about football on here n running of a club said we would get relegated that season, I swear some fans think running a club is like playing football manager

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  • JackButler

    Aug 18, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #11

    Another striker would be good a left winger would be perfect

    But I’d willingly shut down all transfer activity for the arrival of a new manager who can get this current squad fit, motivated and playing to it’s strengths

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  • croftus5678

    Aug 18, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #12

    @5 davy

    shearer is a legend and was involved in footy a long time so i would bet he knows a hell of a lot more than anyone on this blog but i dont think “managing” is his strong point tbh !
    he has his opinions like everyone on this blog and no one will know whats correct or not we all just guess (personally i think we need a winger a cb and a striker)

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  • bills-son

    Aug 18, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #13

    Indian Magpie,

    You are so anti-Pardew and desperate to shovel more sh1t at him that you don’t even realise that it was Shearer talking not Pardew.

    And Kinnear is a joke?

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  • BandB

    Aug 18, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #14

    Re-post

    Bills,

    I’ve been away for a while, but did check back to see you answered my post last week.
    During the long unbeaten run of late 2011, we were still playing with our Championship defence. But, in my view, the difference between then and now was largely due to confidence which has been squandered since.
    Tiote and Cabaye were on the top of their game, Ba was on a hot streak and Best was often quietly effective in holding up the ball (something we lost when he left). And Simmo banked us a fair few points with goal-line clearances. It was effective, but relied a lot on freak goals and last-ditch defending. Everyone played in a position where they were at least competent, Best being a good example. We have brought in better players since. But cohesion and belief is missing.
    I seem to have come back when you are in Frank Self-Righteous mode, which I don’t mind, as it adds a bit of spice. But your football stuff is a good read.

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  • numba9

    Aug 18, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #15

    Yes we are behind Davey we should have had them numbers signed last summer not wait until Jan when we were crippled with injuries and lacking quality … So are we going to wait until that scenario again or learn from it ??

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 18, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #16

    Jack butler

    i Agree, a new manager and i am content, as long as its not JFK

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  • colwell

    Aug 18, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #17

    davybtoon

    Calm down mate, fcuk its a Sunday morning and your wanting to argue with everyone who doesn’t agree with you.

    This is the place everyone can moan on here its the point of the blog as long as it stays here and doesn’t effect players.

    I would love the 2 players in which I think could push us on, will it happen? who know’s, We must be looking JFK seems to still be out and about.

    If the window shut today and we had just signed a loan player, as much as I love Remy I do feel we may still be left a bit short.

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 18, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #18

    Billson – I know you would thnk we won the league for 10 year straight and then ashly came along and made us crap

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  • Williamsonsuks

    Aug 18, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #19

    Off topic, does anyone use ace to watch streams? Was thinking about installing but not sure.

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 18, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #20

    Numba9 n colwell – 2 players that’s all we need what pisses me off is the way ppl go on acting like the squad is crap n we need a major overhaul of players we don’t

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  • sparky55

    Aug 18, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #21

    we don’t need any more players…the squad is excellent…the only two things we need are a new owner and manager

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  • numba9

    Aug 18, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #22

    A striker with quality that has some power and someone like that Sinclair would be affordable and the right signings at the right time we would settle for that

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  • Finnbad The Sailor

    Aug 18, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #23

    Repost:

    Bills does have a point though… that comment about the club being dead and rotting is absolutely ludicrous.If anything it’s the complete opposite. Ideally there are a few things and additions that could be made to significantly strengthen our position.As discussed umpteen times like new player influx. Minor changes and reverts on tactics and formations respectively. And a possible addition to the coaching setup.All though if we could somehow manage to merge our defensive record of the 5th season and the attacking flair of the final quarter of the same season i would be even more content than I am now (assuming we get an additional striker).

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  • croftus5678

    Aug 18, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #24

    @20 davy

    your right our squad is great (baring a few players imo)
    even the likes of gosling/vukic/dummett/sammy/bigi are becoming prem players and coming good.
    we are far from a doom and gloom “relegation” team and based on all these teams that have signed a lot of players we seem to be still slightly ahead of them (esp sunderland) 🙂

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  • Wiz

    Aug 18, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #25

    Beattie in my view is completely correct. How can it be good stewardship not to have a back-up striker? Ashley has given up on us, and wants to make Rangers into a permanent if mediocre feature of the SPL. It is a lot cheaper to achieve mediocrity in Scotland than in England. That’s why I believe the rumours about three American suitors. He is a dangerous, greedy, selfish man, and we will be well rid of him.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 18, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #26

    “They have signed Loic Remy but I would think they need another striker to make sure they don’t get into trouble like they did last year.”

    To be honest Mr. Shearer, even with another striker we may very well struggle even though the squad we have now is one of the strongest we’ve had in years.

    What we need now, and we need it far more than signings is someone to tie all these players together and form them into a cohesive unit that are allowed to play to their strengths and in their best positions. Someone who can motivate, coach and improve the current squad through his ability as a manager.

    It’s not the playing side of things we should be looking at it’s the dug-out

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  • colwell

    Aug 18, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #27

    davybtoon

    Don’t get p1ssed off with it though man, most teams in the prem moan alot about signings and lack of.

    I do believe the players haven’t been utilized to their full potential, as there is alot of quality in there but still seem too struggle. This is Pards make or break season I feel, he must be aware of his mistakes, fitness was a huge one which hopefully has been addressed.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 18, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #28

    6 years under ashley

    Positions.

    2007-08 – 14
    2008-09 – 18
    2009-10 – 1st in CCC
    2010-11 – 12
    2011-12 – 5
    2012-13 – 16th

    Tell me how is ashley is progressive

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 18, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #29

    Wiz – a back up striker we have 4 strikers n were trying to sign a 5th

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  • Wiz

    Aug 18, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #30

    By the way, what’s all this about the window being a success if we buy a single player? We obviously need another attacker, but we’ve been shipping fifty goals a season for the last four years.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 18, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #31

    LOOKS LIKE THAT INTEREST FEE LOAN IS NOT THAT INTEREST FEE AFTER ALL.

    LOOKS LIKE WONGA RATE OF INTEREST.

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  • bills-son

    Aug 18, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #32

    Davybtoon,

    This bunch of jokers at the club haven’t signed one player in the last eight windows that has been an expensive dud – instead we’ve got Tiote, Cabaye, Santon, Cisse, Haidara, Goofy, HBA, Mbiwa, Debuchy, Sissoko, Anita, Marveaux and now Remy on loan + we signed Ba on a free.

    Compared to the jokers who signed the likes of Owen, Luque, Boumsong, Guivarch, Marcellino and many more flops I could mention the current jokers at the club aren’t that funny at all.

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 18, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #33

    I will agree pardew is the problem not the players

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  • JaxtheMag

    Aug 18, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #34

    pardews team againsed city. krul debuchy taylor collo mbia tiotte cabs sissoko gutti benny cisse. that’s our strongest at the moment.

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 18, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #35

    Davybtoon
    Everybody is entitled to there own opinion on here you know.
    The purpose of the comments is simply to allow Newcastle supporters around the world to express their views on the news of the day regarding Newcastle United.

    Please respect the views of others, even when those views are completely opposite to what you think and believe.
    As Edd quite rightly stated if you have a view that’s fine and put it across as this is what this site is all about. there is nothing like a good debate bud. But you are coming across as very argumentative and aggressive mate.
    Just an observation that’s all

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  • Wiz

    Aug 18, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #36

    davy, we’ve got loads more than five if you include the Academy and the reserves and the Under-21s. We’ve got one striker who can play in the Premiership. One.

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  • jimmysmith

    Aug 18, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #37

    Willian would be a fantastic signing and would lift the squad and the fans immeasurably, potentially rekindling the momentum and self belief of two seasons ago that was so sadly squandered.

    A marquee signing in the mould of Keegan, Ginola and Shearer and a relative bargain.

    Fat chance ofcourse!

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  • sparky55

    Aug 18, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #38

    depends how you categorise progressive. his business has moved on leaps and bounds whilst our club has gone the other way…so it all depends on how you look at things.

    One things for sure…Ashley is a brilliant businessman but a shit custodian of NUFC.

    I don’t think SD can get much better so job done with regards to putting SD right up there in the retail world so now’s the time to sell for sure so hopefully not long now

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 18, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #39

    Indian – of course the loan is interest free but it still has to b paid back so ashly is entitled to take money back for it whenever he wants

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  • numba9

    Aug 18, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #40

    Yes 3 relegation battles it turned out and one ended in losing the battle. It’s not a shoe in to get out that league neither. His 5 year plan was not the best was it

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