Here’s One Striker Who Dreams Of Playing For Newcastle


It may not be as popular as it one was that a player dreams of playing for Newcastle United Football club, but news today that striker Billy Sharp, the new Leeds United striker, has said he still dreams of playing for Newcastle.

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Billy Sharpe – bow at Leeds United

But before we carried away Billy is already 28 years old so there’s now way he would ever be joining Newcastle at that age, and he’s spent his whole career playing for lower league clubs like Sheffield United, Scunthorpe and Doncaster – although he was at Southampton for two years from 2012, before he joined Leeds United in the summer.

The Sheffield-born striker was asked which club he dreams of playing for by High5it, and two words is all he needed in his answer:

“‘Newcastle United’.

That’s a good answer.

It also helps that the striker’s idol is a certain former striker called Alan Shearer.

What a fantastic player Alan Shearer was for both Newcastle and England (and Southampton and Blackburn) – and in his career Alan scored a fantastic 379 goals in 733 games.

While at Newcastle for a terrific ten years from 1996, he scored an amazing 206 goals in 404 appearances, and finally beat Jackie Milburn’s all time record of 200 goals.

Those were the days alright.

Well I feel a lot better now – who are the strikers we have at the club at the moment?

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13 comments so far

  • Markaccus

    Sep 5, 2014 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #1

    Well, we are already a circus…

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  • Slank

    Sep 5, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #2

    Blimey Ed, are you draining the barrel of football stories.

    An over the hill championship player.

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 5, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #3

    Firebug

    Oh well, isn’t it nice that Barry F is telling us the standards we should expect and desire…..the fcuking cnut.

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 5, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #4

    Slank

    Let Ed have this one….. its been all doom so far, its a little bit sentiment to grab on to 😀

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  • firebug666

    Sep 5, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #5

    Repost

    Ibizatoon

    Poetic justice would be for Ashley to sell Newcastle and buy Rangers and their new Sports Direct Arena. Ohhh if only.

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  • firebug666

    Sep 5, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #6

    Markaccus

    He’s an idiot, thinking ambition is to survive in the premier league. I wrote a bit of a comment in anger on the comments section so never really got to say all i wanted but I’ll post it here anyway.

    Barry, we Newcastle fans are not as fickle as you seem to think. Under Ashley we have no ambition, we have been inform of that by the club. Domestic cups are not a priority, the Europa league is too expensive for us to compete in, and we are never going to get close to winning the league. So each season we start with nothing to play for. We have an inept manager who plays negative football, but who fits into Ashley’s plan of staying in the money (Premiership). We have been relegated under Ashley, had our stadium re named, Arrrrggggguuuu! just cannot bring myself to write that name down, and each season any player at the club who will fetch in a few bob is sold, usually mid season. So you sit there and tell us we have not given him a chance, or that we don’t know when we are well off. I will sit here and hope Ashley sells us asap and buys Rangers (although I would not wish him on the Rangers fans) and you Ashley and the Sports Direct Arena (there I did it) will be very happy together.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Sep 5, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #7

    Firebug…It’s possible I’m directing my anger towards the wrong person, but where does that guy get off?

    He starts going on about how much ibrox means to him and that Ashley best not change the name etc and then goes on to say we’ve not been reasonable with the bloke?

    He did the same thing to SJP you fool. I guess that doesn’t matter though, as we haven’t won any trophies in…well, let’s not complicate this issue further.

    What a tool.

    Right….breathe….

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  • GatesheadMag

    Sep 5, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #8

    Barry fergusons got a cheek hasnt he? Does that mean rangers should look to consolidate in the scottish championship?
    Because if ashley takes over, thats the best they can hope for!!
    If memory serves me right wasnt b.ferguson meant to be rangers hardman in the middle of the park? Signed for blackburn, and the legend of a man speedo, broke his leg in a 50/50 challenge.

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 5, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #9

    Firebug

    You pretty much made him your b1tch with that. Good work. I would have just swore at him. 😀 I hope he takes note.

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  • ochytoon

    Sep 5, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #10

    Billy Sharp’s a great bloke. Never really given a chance at Southampton in the prem but I’m not convinced he’s got the quality to be anything more than 3rd or 4th choice striker anyway.

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  • Slank

    Sep 5, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #11

    Coming back to the injury to De Jong.

    All managers select players who are not fully fit. Sir Bobby did it and so did Keegan. It would appear that all England managers do it too.

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  • firebug666

    Sep 5, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #12

    I think that Barry Ferguson would be another Pardrew under Ashley, Please sir, Yes Sir, No Sir. He certainly has no clue as to what has gone on at this club, or how the fans feel or indeed the strength of feeling.

    Ibizatoon

    Hope you have managed to catch your breath, we cannot afford any more injuries to the fans.

    Markaccus

    He is a bitch, but he’s Ashley’s bitch lol. I hope he does take notice too, because the only person needing a reality check is him.

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  • WLtoon

    Sep 5, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #13

    Billy Sharp wants to play for us…. And?

    he might get his chance in the Championship with us if this farce carries on bcos we are looking every bit like a club who are rudderless.
    Barry Ferguson wants to keep his mouth shut i think.
    He.ll soon get to know more about Ashley when he takes control at Rangers.
    I think it will happen sooner rather than later and then we can all laugh at Ferguson.

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