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Shearer Hopes Newcastle Can Move Forward And Do This

4:15 pm, Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 56 Comments

It´s been a tough season so far for Newcastle fans and that´s coming off the debacle that was the second half of last season after Alan Pardew left the club rather suddenly, a move that took Managing Director Lee Charnley completely by surprise.

Steve McClaren and his coaching staff are showing that Newcastle can play very well at times and even the defense has looked solid at times – which came as a complete shock to some Newcastle fans.

Our good displays however, have only been against the top teams like Manchester United, Arsenal, and Chelsea last Saturday – when we drew 2-2 but should have won that game after being 2-0 up with only 12 minutes to play.

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Alan Shearer – maybe we can now move forward and win

So we still haven´t won a game this season and it´s now 18 league games with just one win and that win was on the last day of last season when we won 2-0 against West Ham at St. James’ Park.

Legend Alan Shearer has been as frustrated as any of our fans at the inconsistent form of Newcastle so far this season, but the 45 year-old is hoping after the great performance against Chelsea the team can move forward and maybe even get a win soon.

This is what Alan Shearer told Sky Sports News HQ at the Sir Bobby Robson Celebrity Golf Day:

“It’s been a hard thing to take as probably their two best performances this season have been against Manchester United and Chelsea.”

“Their worst performances were against Watford and Sheffield Wednesday which it doesn’t take a genius to work out.”

“So I am hoping that after that game last weekend, which the players can take confidence from, they can move forward and win a game now.”

Newcastle got their first win in the eighth game of last season and coming up is the eighth game of this season.

So that means we will get our first league win at the Etihad on Saturday.

That´s obvious.


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  • 1 GeordieTwo // Sep 30, 2015 at 4:19 PM

    Fong them!! Fong them all!!! Then sell Saylor, Obertan, Marveaux, and Gouffy in January. That should bring in about sixpence for the Ashley coffers.

  • 2 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Sep 30, 2015 at 4:19 PM


    It all depends on how we set up City and their fans will be a bit nervous after the last few games for them but if we just park the bus and invite them onto us they will get confidence and it will most likely end up being a spanking

    But if we can get into them straight away and get an early goal and unsettle them I think the fans could get very restless then you never know what will happen

    Must say though even if we play our best it might not be enough because they could come out angry after the last few results and just destroy us

    De Bruyne or Navas against Mbabu will be a very big test for the youngster

  • 3 GeordieTwo // Sep 30, 2015 at 4:22 PM

    Once we’ve built the Ashley war chest up to about 1 pound 50 we strike!!! First we bring back Leon Julian Brendan Best!!! Then we bring back Shefki Kuqi and do the Hoochi Kuqi!!!!

  • 4 GeordieTwo // Sep 30, 2015 at 4:24 PM

    Excellent summary Lee Bunga mate. I would agree we need an early goal and we can’t just then fall back and defend wor own half after that. We have to stay bold and spicy mate! Break into salsa dancing every now and then!!

  • 5 GeordieTwo // Sep 30, 2015 at 4:35 PM

    For me Mitro is a bulldozer. But he needs the right lads around him. Perez has the best touch on the ball, but after that we lack any other clinical finisher. I’m not sure how many Mitro will score. He might only be a 10 to 12 goal a season scorer but he also softens up the opposition defenses. Very worthwhile if he can stay on the pitch.

  • 6 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Sep 30, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    @Geordie Two

    I will salsa dancing if we win on Saturday !! I guarantee that!!

  • 7 GeordieTwo // Sep 30, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    Excellent idea Lee Bunga mate! I will wear my Thong of Joy and run aboot the neighbourhood!!! I’m saving the Thong of Joy for all our amazing victories this season!! So far it remains unused sadly…..

  • 8 will die for the toon army // Sep 30, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    Shearer our worat performance was West ham and Swansea.

  • 9 GeordieTwo // Sep 30, 2015 at 4:42 PM

    I really enjoy our management group. Except for the pleading, the weeping, the excuse making, the hand wringing, and the empty promises that is……

  • 10 GeordieTwo // Sep 30, 2015 at 4:42 PM

    What aboot the Watford performance and the Sheffield Wednesday performance???

  • 11 GeordieTwo // Sep 30, 2015 at 4:44 PM

    I thought Sheffield Wednesday was worst, followed by Watford, Swansea, and West Ham in that order.

  • 12 GeordieTwo // Sep 30, 2015 at 4:47 PM

    If I had to make a final decision I think it is the empty promises that hurt the most but the excuse making can get very wearing as well….. Parsnip was so good at it: “The grass is cut badly” or “I don’t like the colours the other club is wearing” or “I’m a bit constipated so standing on the sidelines for 90 minutes is a bit much”…..etc etc.

  • 13 GeordieTwo // Sep 30, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    Of course I don’t think we’ve peaked yet…… 😯

  • 14 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 30, 2015 at 4:59 PM

    1 win in 18, dear me! No away win since January..

    This season is early days but that’s shocking like.

  • 15 will die for the toon army // Sep 30, 2015 at 5:11 PM

    NUFC is shocking. We r so poor but we shall build slowly.

  • 16 Tinman // Sep 30, 2015 at 5:25 PM

    Probably we will not perform as well against City. But you never know with Mitrovic in there to fire the boys up!

    I think we will lose handsomely though. City are a different beast compared to Chelsea this season. They are just coming off the back of a disappointing run as well which could be bad news for us.

    My first football tip is available on my website.

  • 17 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 30, 2015 at 5:40 PM

    Hoping Toure and Silva don’t make it on Saturday but they were back in training yesterday for tonights game. Hopefully they won’t last the duration tonight.

  • 18 Blackley and Brownlie // Sep 30, 2015 at 5:49 PM

    When it’s skill that’s needed we’ve lacked skill. When it’s fight that’s neded we’ve lacked fight. It’s no surprise that we haven’t won a game. Ed has the idea that the defence has looked solid at times. Yeah those times during games when we have managed to keep the ball out of our net.

  • 19 jimiley // Sep 30, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    The league is dominated by foreign players and nobody wants to play in the north east. Foreigners do not know the difference between Newcastle and Aberdeen. We have to pay stupid money to attract average and crap players. If they are any good, they want away asap. Long term prognosis is not good. The club has been in decline for ages. We sacked a top man when we were 5th. Look how far we have fallen and we are still going backwards. Apparently, coming 4th is winning something??????????????? Please explain Mr Controller.

  • 20 lesh // Sep 30, 2015 at 6:16 PM

    Naughty, sneaky Charnley…..

  • 21 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 30, 2015 at 6:19 PM

    If we are going to go into foreign markets we need to pay the top wages for top foreigners not young gambles, we need to compete with the West Ham’s and Swansea’s. We are being left behind each season here with this wage structure and age bracket.. More money is coming into the league and we are years behind.

    The gambles are not paying off at all, we are going to be relegated if we don’t set a balance amongst the squad and add some experienced leaders or top class players who can hit the ground running which we won’t pay the wages for.

    The structure has made money but at what price..

    No leaders, too many bedding in, lack of a core, players always wanting to move on.

    Add a new coaching set-up because apparantly the managers were always to blame and its a shambles and yeah, close to a crisis.

  • 22 Blackley and Brownlie // Sep 30, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    The blog hobbit’s been busy toing and froing.

  • 23 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 30, 2015 at 6:28 PM


    What is the answer?

  • 24 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Sep 30, 2015 at 6:33 PM

    The club has to get smarter at scouting British players and take more risks with players from other leagues as well stockpile the potential while at the same time get some experienced players in to play alongside the youngsters !

    Being a club that would give young English or foreign talent a chance of regular game time to develop is a good thing but the club doesn’t even do this right yet! Hoping Mclaren and his staff can sort this

    Redmond was available for 2 million before Norwich signed him we should have had him for that and loaned him out he would now be ready to take Sissokos place in the team plenty of examples of other players that we just never even bothered looking at

  • 25 Blackley and Brownlie // Sep 30, 2015 at 6:35 PM

    What’s the question?

  • 26 Blackley and Brownlie // Sep 30, 2015 at 6:44 PM

    I’d go for a traditional manager as opposed to a coach. He can be helped by a large scouting network and improved academy. He must have a good c.v. but with youthful vitality. I don’t get this Jeremy Corbyn business where the man will be in his seventies come the time of the next election.

    How can you build for the long term when the future belongs to an old person? I’ve nothing against old people. Breat as advisers but they’re not the future. In just a few years Makro will lack the vitality, which may already be on the wane.

  • 27 Blackley and Brownlie // Sep 30, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    Great as advisers but …

  • 28 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 30, 2015 at 6:51 PM


    With the current predicament? 1 win in 18. No away win since January?

    Is it the recruitment? Policies? Or the ten managers later.. Also.

    And howay, don’t blame Carr, as he has been set which players to hunt not which what he would bring 1st choice. We won’t pay the wages.

    We may aswell blame Steve Black as he is supposed to be drilling in a winning personality into this french and dutch influx.

  • 29 Our Toon // Sep 30, 2015 at 7:02 PM


    Colback covers alot of ground defo agree on that but he also leaves huge gaps for opponents to exploit the stats don’t show that. We concede more goals to midfielders than any other position because of this, I’ll go back to the Swansea game he not only turned his back on siguardson but also allowed Ayew to run free in the box to head in. Colo got the blame for that though!!

    Colback was class though against chelsea but he was last season as well, his problem is chasing the ball like a 5 year old and leaving a shaky defence to contend with striker and midfield runners!!

  • 30 will die for the toon army // Sep 30, 2015 at 7:04 PM

    All Mitrovic games he has played we have looked good. Forget abt Arsrnal. He was good at Maure and Chelski.

    Those r big clubs.

  • 31 will die for the toon army // Sep 30, 2015 at 7:09 PM

    Our toon

    Colback has to be on that pick. I wld bench Tim Krul if I wld jst to have him on pitch.

  • 32 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 30, 2015 at 7:18 PM


    He is still one of the top players at the club, you can’t knock him on mistakes, they all do.

    His attitude from what i’v seen personally is outstanding.

    We really could do with more.

    Perez, colback, janmatt maybe Mitro have the heart for the shirt, thats the problem for me. Attitudes and an influx of dutch and french is why we are poor.

  • 33 Blackley and Brownlie // Sep 30, 2015 at 7:19 PM

    Old man Carr has the world to chose from. He has £millions more at his disposal than many other clubs spend. Some of the promoted clubs have a fraction of Carr’s budget and NUFC’s pulling power and yet they still manage to make a decent fist of it and embarrass us. To stipulate that a olayer must have good sell on potential is hardly a major restraint. You mention wage structures but we still spend big money on players. How, if those players are worth big fees, are they not commanding big wages? And how is our wage bill so much bigger than a good few of our competitors? The recruitment of both players and managers has simply not been good enough.

  • 34 Blackley and Brownlie // Sep 30, 2015 at 7:29 PM

    If the player is not the coach’s choice but the chief recruitment officer’s, is the coach going to rate that player? Coach’s always have their favourite players and if the coach doesn’t particularly fancy a player, it will show. Is such a player going to give that coach 100%? Does a player give 100% for a coach or for the recruitment guy who got him in? A player gives more if he knows he’s valued and wanted by the man who selects the team.

  • 35 lochinvar // Sep 30, 2015 at 7:37 PM

    Check this out – Ashley’s plans for the Metro site behind the Gallowgate- can’t see how the Gallowgate Stand can ever be expanded if this goes ahead….

  • 36 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 30, 2015 at 7:38 PM


    But he is made to spend on certain players. They arnt exactly gomis or bony.

    Newcastle is running behind, where playing behind now.

  • 37 why oh why // Sep 30, 2015 at 7:40 PM

    After Ivanavic’s woefully start to the season I can really see morinhio trying to get janmat in jan
    Hope not tho
    Your thoughts folks ?

  • 38 Our Toon // Sep 30, 2015 at 7:46 PM


    Colback wasn’t even considered a top player at the scum so don’t see how he is here. We are really weak in CM, getting rid of kemen and Abeid was a shocking decision

  • 39 JackButler // Sep 30, 2015 at 7:50 PM

    Why oh why

    If Jose is looking for a right back replacement, I think he’d have better options than Jaanmat to be honest

  • 40 Our Toon // Sep 30, 2015 at 8:02 PM

    Why oh why

    I wouldn’t worry about Jose coming in for Janmaat and if he did them chelsea fans should worry because Janmaat is a decent full back, good going forward but poor defensively

  • 41 Ibizatoon // Sep 30, 2015 at 8:05 PM

    Lochinvar…Interesting link.

    This all went very quiet before. Will have to look in to previous articles etc. Wasn’t this a discussion point at a previous fans forum meet?

    Seem to recall the reasoning being that it simply wasn’t possible to expand anyway, or not enough to make it worth while or some such guff, but might be wrong.

    Serious questions need to be asked and pushed until real information is forthcoming. Pretty sure OnlineGuy had a fair bit of info on this.

  • 42 JackButler // Sep 30, 2015 at 8:12 PM

    Martial looks pure class while Rooney is looking like a Sunday league player.

    Wolfsburg are causing serious problems for the home side on the counter

  • 43 Blackley and Brownlie // Sep 30, 2015 at 8:16 PM

    What do you mean by he’s made to spend on certain players? Do you mean good players whose value will stand up and ideally increase? Aged 26 or less? Massive scope there to get good signings.

    You mention Bony and Gomis. Only Carr can put players on his list. What stopped him from saying “Get Bony. No brainer. Double your money. Absolute snip. This squad needs this player. You must get him. Back me on this. If you don’t get him, I’m wasting my time.”?

    Are you going to say the wage structure? So how come we have a massive wage bill that has funded the likes of Ba, Colo, Cabaye, Sissoko etc? What is the maximum wage?

  • 44 Jib // Sep 30, 2015 at 8:39 PM

    There is no room for a gallowgate stadium extension because of St James Metro Station

  • 45 JackButler // Sep 30, 2015 at 8:48 PM

    Why are people worried about a stadium expansion?

    We can’t sign a bloody centre half or right back cover.

    Priorities people

  • 46 Mag52 // Sep 30, 2015 at 8:50 PM

    I can’t work out what’s happened to Thauvin.
    After an impressive little cameo as a late sub in the match before Northampton, he put in an impressive show against the Cobblers, but has been poor ever since.

  • 47 TroubledToon // Sep 30, 2015 at 8:51 PM

    Yup Ed!!! Its but obvious!!!!
    Cheers 😀

  • 48 JackButler // Sep 30, 2015 at 8:53 PM


    He’s been poor for the past 18 months, it’s gonna take time for him to settle and then he can hopefully regain his form, otherwise he will go the way of Cabella and Marveuax

  • 49 SUTTY1978 // Sep 30, 2015 at 8:59 PM

    JB, he has settled, his current form is his normal form, he’s been crap for more of his career than he’s been good. What the hell Carr sees in him is beyond me

  • 50 JackButler // Sep 30, 2015 at 9:03 PM


    He’s far from settled mate, he’s only been here a few months and is coming off the back of a very poor season.mi was aghast when Carr signed him for so much but he now needs time as righting him off at this stage is madness.

  • 51 GeordieTwo // Sep 30, 2015 at 9:33 PM

    9 or above points would be decent from 7 games. We have 3. When we peak I see us going at something like a point per game pace for 3 or 4 matches. Followed by a bit of a slump back to say 0.4 points per game. Prepare yourselves for the acceleration lads. It’s going to be tremendous…

  • 52 GeordieTwo // Sep 30, 2015 at 9:34 PM

    You know that smell that comes off a farmer’s field in the spring? That’s what we smell like…..

  • 53 GeordieTwo // Sep 30, 2015 at 9:36 PM

    After the matches watch you don’t step in it on your way oot of the ground lads….

  • 54 GeordieTwo // Sep 30, 2015 at 9:44 PM

    Is Thauvin the next Cabella? Or are things going to come good with him? I haven’t seen a lot to get excited aboot yet. And Saylor. He’s absolutely the most injury prone player I’ve ever seen. He will outdo Carroll any time. And what to make of De Jong? Is here nearing pension age or something? What is going on with our squad?

  • 55 GeordieTwo // Sep 30, 2015 at 9:44 PM


  • 56 angelswithdirtyfaces // Sep 30, 2015 at 10:18 PM

    deid blog…

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