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Shearer Gives His Backing To Newcastle Manager Pardew

9:17 pm, Monday, May 19th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 17 Comments

A very fit looking Alan Shearer gave an interview to ITV News at a golf tournament he was participating in for charity, which was in aid of the Children’s Heart Unit and the Freeman Hospital – good for Alan.

alan shearer close up 2012

Alan Shearer – supports the Newcastle manager

And the former England captain seems to support Alan Pardew, and certainly this year we noticed he did not criticize the manager too much, and of course Pardew was Manager of the Year a short two years ago.

Shearer was asked about Newcastle deciding to keep Pardew and his coaching staff on at Newcastle, and this is what the Newcastle icon (what a player!!) had to say:

“I’m pleased for Alan that they have come out and said that, and that will give him peace of mind and hopefully they can go and they can go and sign some players, good players.”

“Newcastle haven’t signed any players, permanent signings,  for eighteen months now, and they have to go into the transfer market and hopefully they can do that on a few occasions and get some players in.

“Because that’s what they need, and make a good start to the season, and settle everything down, and it all depends on what the owner is going to spend,.”

“I think that’s the key and that’s why there were a lot of unhappy fans towards the end of the season – yes – performances have been poor from January onwards, because they need players.”

“You can’t sell your best player and not replace him and I think that;s why everybody was so unhappy – I hope the owner gives the manager some money to spend.”

Maybe Shearer can help in the recruitment by talking to some of our targets this summer, and shouldn’t Alan be an Ambassador for the club?

Yes, there were some hard feeling in the summer of 2009 between Shearer and owner Mike Ashley, but this man is one of the greatest players Newcastle have ever produced, and it would be so fitting if he was a Newcastle ambassador, as former captain Bob Moncur is.

Newcastle need some healing over the summer months, as well as signing some very good players, and having Alan Shearer in some capacity at Newcastle would help that – and his interview above is a very good and measured one  – spoken like a real Newcastle fan.

For the youngsters reading this article – Alan’s record in football was just phenomenal, and in his ten great years at Newcastle from 1996, he played 404 times and scored a fantastic 206 goals, beating Jackie Milburn  goals record by six.

And the great Jackie Milburn was my hero when I was a youngster eons and eons ago – there I’ve said it (again).

Alan Shearer was brought up in Gosforth  and played 733 first team games in his career – for Southampton, Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United – and scored 379 goals, and in addition he captained England and scored 30 goals in 63 appearances for his country.

And we wont even mention that he scored  13 goals in just 11 appearances for the England U21 team.

As we said,  it’s simply a phenomenal record in football, and it would be very fitting if he was to become a Newcastle representative to his home town club, even with Mike Ashley still as the owner.

We know Ashley reads this blog every single day, so it’s over to you Mike.

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What do you think?

Comments welcome.



Tags: Alan Shearer · Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · TV coverage




17 responses so far ↓

  • 1 thai-mag // May 19, 2014 at 9:37 PM

    Lee Charnley is only 36, he must have had a hard paper round, I just hope he can do the business, I for one will give him a chance, we will soon find out anyway

  • 2 Jail for Ashley // May 19, 2014 at 9:37 PM

    Having bits of tin foil left on his giant Toblerone after his fillings have just been done is too good for Ashley.

  • 3 Jail for Ashley // May 19, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    Thai-mag,
    He has to be given a chance but ultimately if Hypia is worth 1.25M and can be signed, sealed and delivered for 1.25M, then if permission to only bid 500K is granted then we shall see Mr Charnley go down the same route as Wise/Jymimas, Dastardly and JfK .

  • 4 Ibizatoon // May 19, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    So, we reckon Ashley reads the blog then?

    If that’s the case, Mike, why do you have to be such a tw@? It really doesn’t have to be this hard.

    Oh, did I mention you’re a tight fisted tw@? Good. Hope you’re well

  • 5 Average_Contents // May 19, 2014 at 10:01 PM

    Boom……and he’s back lol

  • 6 welshgeordie9 // May 19, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    4Ibizatoon

    you are in a good mood tonight

    Not

  • 7 Average_Contents // May 19, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    Before you think I meant you ibiza I meant Jfa with his “too good for fatty” episodes although I’ll admit your fence sitting has been missed 😉

  • 8 wynsleap // May 19, 2014 at 10:12 PM

    If you ARE reading this Mr Ashley please sell this club to someone who gives a damn.
    Just think, overnight that hatred we all have for you will all turn to gratitude.
    Now isn’t that much nicer?

  • 9 croftus5678 // May 19, 2014 at 10:33 PM

    spend us 60mil on ince/rodwell/gomis/cabella/richards/perez/birahimi/sinclair and it will go a long way towards forgiving you.

  • 10 BandB // May 19, 2014 at 10:35 PM

    Ibizatoon,

    How does it feel?
    I take my cap off to you for rolling down this hill with me with good grace and good sense.
    “Ibizatoon, yer fence! Hur, Hur, Oink, Fart, Quack!
    Welcome back to the blog……….

  • 11 gregdog // May 19, 2014 at 10:36 PM

    We apparently owe the fat c**t 100 mill after he has had about 50 mill plus of free advertising fookin tool… I agree with shearer to a degree but pardew should have more of a backbone..oh his massive contract is that… No manager worth his weight in gold would work for jabba….we are doomed.. At least fatty ain’t getting £800 plus of my money anymore

  • 12 Toon1978 // May 19, 2014 at 11:06 PM

    See the Journal is reporting in tomorrows paper that the Cabella bid needs to be upped. What a surprise. MA has become so predictable its getting pretty boring now. He gets top dollar for his own players but wants to pay way under the asking price for other clubs players. He even has the cheek to slap a 10 million pound price tag on Santon. Who the hell is Ashley kidding. Is he trying to say Santon is worth more than the likes of Cabella?

  • 13 OhSholaAmeobi // May 19, 2014 at 11:23 PM

    see previous:

    ‘after enormous pressure pardew was under last year, it’s very important he gets away from it all’

    gets away with it more like! it’ll be all but forgotten come september, same as last year.
    if we start off with a stronger squad than now next season and we’re still struggling, who else can you blame?
    it’s ridiculous man, he should’ve went after the reading debacle jan 2013. lost the plot.

  • 14 beermonkey // May 19, 2014 at 11:47 PM

    Toon1978

    its a bit daft we know the price it was supposed to be agreed in jan but they didn’t want him to leave due to relegation fight and the tax on the sales as they sold a lot in the summer

    that mad owner they have that judging by his hair is having some sort of mid life crises is nuts I can see him just upping the price cos of ashleys cheek

    its ok going a couple of mill below gives each party a little room to manoeuvre

    its prob all crap and we aint even going to bid on him when ever its in the press we are talking no1 ever appears on the steps in a shirt

  • 15 MacToon // May 19, 2014 at 11:55 PM

    Pierre-Michel Lasogga –

    Scored the goal for HSV to keep them in the Bundesliga, is wanting a move to the prem and I’m being told he’s being heavily linked with us.

    I’m so disappointed the club speak in riddles that us simple and most northern of fans can’t comprehend.

    Finally, I was lucky enough to be invited and experienced the highs of an emotional cup final at the weekend. Fortunately they were not relegated and have experienced the first FA cup win in their history. Gotta say they certainly know how to celebrate. Well done Tommy Wright and his Saints.
    Shame we lack the same vision and ambitions.

  • 16 lesh // May 20, 2014 at 1:35 AM

    Mmmm, first Keegan’s suggesting that s buyer’ll come in then Freddy’s making noises about being willing to work with Ashley and now Shearer’s making supportive noises about Pardew….. Something’s brewing, sure ae hell something’s brewing.

  • 17 Magpies4Life // May 20, 2014 at 8:48 AM

    Shearer is right. Support team always. No room for Judas fans.




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