Newcastle Icon Doing His Best To Help Out Newcastle

Alan Sharer is a legend at Newcastle United and he has a great influence in English football still, with his appearances on Match of the Day and his column in The Sun, and he’s one of the best strikers England ever produced.

Alan Shearer.

Alan Shearer – Newcastle United legend

So it’s good to see Alan via his new Twitter account asking our top striker target – QPR’s Charlie Austin – if he would consider joining Newcastle United.

This is what Alan tweeted:

And would you believe it, Charlie tweeted this back:

Well at least Charlie could try.

charlie austin and family

Charlie with his family on vacation

Charlie would be a great signing for Newcastle, and it would be good to get one of our top targets over the line shortly,  since we seemed to have missed out on Danny Ings of Burnley, Aleksandar Mitrovic of Anderlecht and Andre Ayew of Marseilles.

Here’s Charlie’s Twitter account if you want to send him a message.

Comments welcome.

130 comments so far

  • geordie157

    Jun 8, 2015 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #1

    If Ashley had any sense a hoddle or shearer would be there in place of penfold.

    Hopefully McLaren will delay his decision to ensure he gets Steele and Simpson on his coaching staff, much better than what we have. Think Clark would be a decent addition, was well thought of when he coached briefly at Norwich too.

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 8, 2015 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #2

    Charlie didn’t tweet it back, Ed. Charlie tweeted first. Alan tweeted back.

  • lochinvar

    Jun 8, 2015 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #3

    Press: West Ham United hope to appoint a new manager “within the next 48 hours” after interviewing a number of applicants over the weekend.

    Short list of two is rumoured to be McLaren and Carver

    Live in hope

  • lesh

    Jun 8, 2015 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #4


    Ashley have sense? That’s why Charnley’s there — he was cheap and daft enough to take on the MD role in addition to his Secretary role.

    It’s proved too much for him – just like it did for Carver.

  • Toon Tang

    Jun 9, 2015 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #5

    Staying up to watch USA v Australia. Tons of flange.

  • expatmag

    Jun 9, 2015 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #6

    Cmon you Aussie shielas

  • lesh

    Jun 9, 2015 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #7

    Lochinvar – if it is to be McLaren at SJP, he’s there and there’s nowt can be done about it.

    As far as Carver for WHU or anywhere else, a job interview would be a formality – before they announce, proudly, that they’ve now got the best HC in the Prem.

    Eeeh well, he’d be our loss!

  • Lindisfarne

    Jun 9, 2015 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #8

    “”Newcastle still have a fantastic history, great and very loyal  fans, and we are still a high-profile club around the world”” says Ed.

    Puts the ky-bosch on my earlier theory that any potential global supporter looking for a PL club to attach with would only be put off by the negative environment created by the current owner. 22nd will still have some traction in the fanatical stakes lottery and potentially means that a greater degree of success is capable, when properly marketed with the customer given greater priority.


    Jun 9, 2015 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #9

    hope the ausi ladies win the world cup

  • Thump

    Jun 9, 2015 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #10

    Carver the Hammer.

    I like it.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jun 9, 2015 at 1:01 AM

    Comment #11

    Vincenzo Montella has quit Fiorentina!

  • Canny in Canberra

    Jun 9, 2015 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #12

    give it up. It’s McLaren. doesn’t matter who’s available. Not sure it ever mattered. Been SM all along as far as I can tell.

  • Canny in Canberra

    Jun 9, 2015 at 1:10 AM

    Comment #13

    Seb Blatter quit, lets get him. Makes Ashley look like Mary Poppins. Lol

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jun 9, 2015 at 1:12 AM

    Comment #14

    Canny…it seems it has taken Charmless more than 6 months to figure that out!

    …easy to get the impression they were looking elsewhere 😉

  • Graeme

    Jun 9, 2015 at 1:13 AM

    Comment #15

    Ed, you have the messages the wrong way round, check the times!!!
    Charlie Austin tweeted first, Shearer responded!!

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jun 9, 2015 at 1:15 AM

    Comment #16

    I am never going to accept McClaren is going to be our HC…will be in denial ad long ad I can!

    …the last 8 years has been one disappoint after another!

  • Canny in Canberra

    Jun 9, 2015 at 1:20 AM

    Comment #17

    Which as we know 🙂 was the exact impression that was meant to be given.
    they are gonna turn round next and say oh we didn’t have time to sign any players because our full focus has been on the HC role.

  • Sydney Toon

    Jun 9, 2015 at 1:23 AM

    Comment #18

    Jesper – Sorry to burst your bubble on Montella but he will Milan’s new Head Coach, deal already done.

    I would love to see a backroom of Lee Clark, Steele and Simpson, along with Woodman & Stone, I think adding to the staff setup will create more flexibility across the squad, I would like someone of Meulensteen’s quality, perhaps David Platt to assist on our attack.

    In terms of signings, I see a likely sale of Riviere difficult because of his long term contract, nonetheless the way he was played was not to his strengths. I do see Cisse, Tiote & Williamson being sold which may only raise $12m but it free’s up money on the wages. With Lascelles and Darlow coming over, Elliott moves to No.3.
    My top targets would be:

    Charlie Austin
    Will Hughes
    Virgil Van Dijk
    Sam Byram
    Florian Thauvin

    Giving us a potential full strength line-up (4-2-3-1)

    Van Dijk


    De Jong


    Subs: Darlow, Lascelles, Abeid, Anita, Hughes, Aarons, Ayoze

    Squad Depth: Elliot, Woodman, Byram, Dummett, S Taylor, Satka, Ameobi, Armstrong, Riviere,

  • Canny in Canberra

    Jun 9, 2015 at 1:40 AM

    Comment #19


    Smart set up. the optimist in me says totally doable. The pessimist says we won’t get anything resembling it.

  • theartfuldodger

    Jun 9, 2015 at 2:21 AM

    Comment #20

    So Ashley thinks he can One Fine Day get up and say NOW we will spend. Its hillarious
    1. Prospective players wouldnt believe him
    2. Their doubts would be ratified by the clubs age old bargaining methods.

    I simply cannot see this transfer window being successful.

    Thers only one thing we have to offer – Guaranteed First Team Football in a thread bare squad.

  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 9, 2015 at 2:25 AM

    Comment #21

    On reflection of the USA v AUS game. Australia didn’t deserve to lose it

  • expatmag

    Jun 9, 2015 at 2:32 AM

    Comment #22


    In order to attract McLaren, he would have to make certain promises about financial support or else he us leaving himself open for another keegan like constructive dismissal case which could prove costly to Ashley both on and off the field.

    I have to admit that I dont think there has ever been a season in recent years where we have suffered from so many season ending injuries early on and the lack of discipline in certain players resulting in long term suspensions.

    When you factor in the loss of Pardew, Mbiwa and Santon and the failure to replace plus the bad luck in having both our first choice keepers injured for a lengthy period having to play an untried kid in goal definitely didnt help matters.

    McLaren is a top quality coach and not a dinosaur as some might think. He is heralded in the game by a lot more qualified people in the game then some of the clueless numpties on this blog.

    Hopefully, our long term injured players like De Jong Aarons Tiote and Taylor are back for pre season along with the promised new signings.

    Hopefully he will gave his preferred coaching staff appointed and he can use the friendlies to assess who stays and who goes.

    I personally think he will surprise a few on here given the support he deserves.

  • expatmag

    Jun 9, 2015 at 2:35 AM

    Comment #23


    I thought we were the far better team in the first half and played the better football but the USA had the luck with the early goal whilst we hit the bar and their keeper brought off some great saves.

  • expatmag

    Jun 9, 2015 at 2:38 AM

    Comment #25


    Some nice signings there but my fear is that our underhanded negotiations with other clubs will see us lose out on most of those targets on your other lust to other clubs particularly Austin and Flauvin.

  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 9, 2015 at 2:39 AM

    Comment #26

    expat deffo, If it wasn;t for their keeper you would have won comfortably.
    You should beat Sweden but Nigeria is gonna be close

  • expatmag

    Jun 9, 2015 at 2:41 AM

    Comment #27


  • expatmag

    Jun 9, 2015 at 2:44 AM

    Comment #28


    I dont think our girls really believed they could get a result against the yanks. They need to work on their finishing but we rattled them and that will give us some confidence.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jun 9, 2015 at 2:46 AM

    Comment #29

    Expat…to quote Sissoko once again “I don’t know who that man is”! Priceless!’

    You couldn’t make that up!

    McClaren soul only be a top quality coach to a Brit! It’s so deflating to think he’ll be our next coach!

    There’s just no point in it…at least our expectations can’t get any lower.

    Montella is going to Milan
    Bilic to WHam
    Laudrup is staying put
    And we are getting McClaren! Harrumph!

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jun 9, 2015 at 2:47 AM

    Comment #30

    *soul = would

  • Canny in Canberra

    Jun 9, 2015 at 2:48 AM

    Comment #31

    Lust/List, where’s your head at today.
    Injuries, suspensions, bad luck, Blah blah blah. All I heard was Our regime is pitiful and couldn’t run a flag up a pole.
    Hinny 😛
    Injuries – Should have had depth in squad to cover
    Suspensions – Better run club inspires discipline
    Bad Luck – you make your own luck and we’d have more of it if it wasn’t for all the negative ions flying our club.

  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 9, 2015 at 2:50 AM

    Comment #32

    Expat they deserved it

  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 9, 2015 at 2:51 AM

    Comment #33

    I mean the Aussies deserved the win

  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 9, 2015 at 2:51 AM

    Comment #34
  • expatmag

    Jun 9, 2015 at 3:00 AM

    Comment #35


    A suitably qualified and experienced coach who has coached european champions, won titles and cups at unfashionable clubs, coached at international level and plays a decent brand of entertaining football.

    Pardon me if I prefer the opinions of seasoned professionals at the highest level like Sherringham Defoe and Owen to a blog member who has probably played at a level no higher than a danish sunday afternoon park game.

    Just saying ….. like

  • Canny in Canberra

    Jun 9, 2015 at 3:01 AM

    Comment #36

    Alright Article. Personally tiote did his dash for me with that Arsenal shirt thing. Gone. Top player when he manages to stay on the pitch like. Solid.
    Interesting tweet to the top right from that Jamie kid. Would kill me if Cabaye went to Palace!!

  • expatmag

    Jun 9, 2015 at 3:02 AM

    Comment #37


    Like it or not, these issues all impacted greatly on the overall performance last season.

  • Canny in Canberra

    Jun 9, 2015 at 3:06 AM

    Comment #38

    the man you describe sounds quite smart, correct?

    Then that rules us out. Nobody remotely like that would want a bar of us like!! We all entertain these delusions of some European hot shot sailing to drag our club to Champions League Glory and wot not but deep down we all knew what and who was going to happen.
    Lets now move on to all the wonderful players we are linked with that never arrive!!

  • Canny in Canberra

    Jun 9, 2015 at 3:07 AM

    Comment #39

    All those issues could have and would have been muted to an extent at a better ran club. It all comes back to that, whichever way you slice it. Even the fact that HC’s and players don’t seem to want to come.

  • dexter53

    Jun 9, 2015 at 3:07 AM

    Comment #40

    Getting proper sick of these constant pop ups on here.


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