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Delighted Alan Shearer Reacts To Great Win On Twitter

7:49 pm, Sunday, December 6th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 59 Comments

Here is Alan Shearer’s reaction to what was a great win by Newcastle over Liverpool today by a score of 2-0 – right out of the blue – but a good performance from our lads – when it was really needed.

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Alan Shearer – they were committed and worked hard

Tags: Alan Shearer · Match Reports · Newcastle News · Tweet · Twitter

59 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bambams // Dec 6, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    I am just chuffed I can watch motd2

  • 2 manxpie // Dec 6, 2015 at 7:53 PM

    manxpie // Dec 6, 2015 at 7:51 PM

    dummet was motm for me after all the stick he gets he won every battle putting his head in and stopping every cross
    he has only come back from a long injury aswell
    can’t believe people are saying liverpool were poor did you watch the game!?
    they had no time on the ball and were forcibly stopped in the right areas exactly wat they do but as soon as we do it its oh liverpool were poor!

  • 3 cyprus // Dec 6, 2015 at 7:53 PM

    Charlie envious of you. Must have been fun.

    P’s. You bloggers may be thinking that those few who called this a win will be gloating.

    We aren’t. Just glad for the victory 🙂

  • 4 the broons // Dec 6, 2015 at 7:53 PM


    To be honest I am amzed after watching liverpool the last few weeks just how lazy they were today. But our lads do deserve credit for their work ethic today.

    Geordie two

    Really? I thought he kept the game ticking well, few poor decisions in the final third but atleast he was getting in there in the first place.

  • 5 the broons // Dec 6, 2015 at 7:54 PM


    Was my pick aswell and for the exact same reasons.

  • 6 manxpie // Dec 6, 2015 at 7:56 PM

    and anita who i really thought was 1 of our worst was brilliant today a proper tenacious job in cm and was a big part in our win today

  • 7 Transfer Sage // Dec 6, 2015 at 7:57 PM

    I was impressed with De Jong today, could see his class just he was a bit rusty without playing much competitive football.

  • 8 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Dec 6, 2015 at 7:58 PM

    That’s why I still go for games/atmosphere like today.

    Hell if we had a good team that played football like today St James’s would be rocking again!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Gan On the TOON

  • 9 the broons // Dec 6, 2015 at 7:59 PM


    Exactly but hopefully once he gets fitness into him we can look at fitting him in the team alongside both Perez and Wijnaldum.

  • 10 lochinvar // Dec 6, 2015 at 7:59 PM

    Bloody typical
    Concede a lucky goal
    Have an equaliser disallowed
    Lose a late second to a breakaway
    That’s Newcastle for you !

  • 11 Transfer Sage // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:00 PM


    Good day out then.

    I just don’t understand how anyone owning a club like ours on a day like today can’t want to bring success and be a hero in the history of the club.

  • 12 lochinvar // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:00 PM

    Well Liverpool actually but now the scousers know how we feel !

  • 13 manxpie // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:00 PM

    the broons
    aye that slide tackle he put in near the end where he got absolutely clattered in the face as well and got straight back up showed the spirit in not just him but the team today that is all we ask
    so watever has happened on the training pitch this week needs to carry on

  • 14 manxpie // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:03 PM

    yeah sage his touch and leadership looks very good i even seen him barking orders at a throw in

    we need him and perez in the team tho as they could work extremely well feel

  • 15 lochinvar // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:04 PM

    Has Mitro been a naught boy then or is in on a diet ?
    Just wondering why he didn’t get any game time , maybe Mclaren has a plan for him

  • 16 Transfer Sage // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:04 PM


    Hopefully we can keep it going, we’ve had a few false dawns already this season.

    Regardless of whether we win or lose the rest of the games, as long as we play with that effort I will be happy.

  • 17 Transfer Sage // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:07 PM


    I remember when De Jong first signed he linked really well with Perez in a couple of games.

    I really do like Perez, think he is full of potential. The one thing I think he needs is drive. I don’t mean that in motivation, I mean the sort of drive sissoko has when he runs with the ball.

    Perez has the turns and ability to slip his man like suarez or aguero, what he needs is a little more power and commitment to really drive into the space after he has beaten his man. Same with his shooting, he just needs to hit it a little harder.

  • 18 toonking // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:08 PM


    I’m extremely puzzled myself really, how is it we consistently have great performances against teams who’s results are expected to be defeats yet consistantly get poor results and performances against teams who’s results are expected to be victories.

  • 19 will die for the toon army // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:11 PM

    ANITA best player today. I know he gave the ball too much but he was the best. Gini apart from Goals nothing.

    Ssissoko and Janmatt were different players.

    All players played well. De Jong was woooo. I think Mitro is the best to parner him.

    Perez was shocking. All subs were shocking, they looked more tired than the players that started the game

  • 20 manxpie // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:11 PM

    sage unfortunately we don’t own a few billion quid which is wat it will take
    we need a ant n dec sting shearer jimmy nail brian johnson
    to get a consortium together and then we can see some passion from the top!

  • 21 beermonkey // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:15 PM

    wow didn’t see that result coming

    been out visiting family as xmas is coming have to say didn’t mind missing the game if I am honest

    how did we play overall and how was dejong

  • 22 manxpie // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:17 PM

    aye sage perez is a proper diamond his touch and turn is brilliant how he keeps hold of the ball sometimes amazes me i just hope he isn’t sold at least before he shows his real potential especially to spurs!
    i feel he could play for barca 1 day no doubt

  • 23 will die for the toon army // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:17 PM

    I miss Mitrovic.

    Who to partner De Jong coz he is back.

    Mitro Perez or Cisse

  • 24 cyprus // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:18 PM

    When that widji plays well we win when not we lose.

    Though all the defenders were amazing as were most others.

  • 25 BandB // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:19 PM

    We are like a boxer with a glass jaw.
    If teams come out like sluggers intent on knocking us out, they will usually succeed. One big hit on the chin, and our legs turn to jelly.
    The teams that like to box….to jab and dance…fare less well.
    I always think we’ve got a chance against the better teams.
    We have picked up points against the “better” teams and we will continue to.
    I think De Jong will be our de facto captain from now on, on the field and off.

  • 26 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:19 PM

    I think De Jong actually starting a game had such a good effect on the players around him you could see him getting stuck in straight away and telling players where to be on the pitch certainly brought the best out of the Dutch lads who were all flying into tackles and showing commitment

    You could see the confidence levels at the start were low but we grew into the game and looked dangerous when Perez was on in fact it was his lovely run that distracted Clyne which allowed Wijnaldum to ghost in for the first goal

    I honestly thought we would get spanked but we outworked Liverpool and forced them to make mistakes which is what Klopp has been getting praised for we done a number on them much like Leicester and Palace done to us !

    We need to find a way to play like this every week and De Jong starting may be the key to this against the weaker teams Colback could drop out with Perez playing with De Jong and either Mitrovic or Cisse

  • 27 chicousa // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:20 PM

    The entire team played with so much more energy today. Much better tackling and fight to win the ball back after losing it. Great result! HWTL!!!

  • 28 manxpie // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:20 PM

    beer imagine the whole team playing the opposite of recent games thats how we played
    de jong had some great touches and seemed to organise people around him brilliantly put it this way a player we have missed at the top of the pitch

  • 29 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:23 PM

    YES – excellent day out – Buzzin!!!! – and if the owner cannot see what it means the atmosphere when the team plays well and the potential at the club in the City if money is spent and the right players are bought in then he needs his heed examined?????

  • 30 DaveD1000 // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:25 PM

    Kids are crying because I promised them a bonfire of toon scarves and shirts tonight………whereas……….you couldnt shift this grin off my face with a mell. SDJ needs gametime but there was a different feel around him and Big Vurn looked like he did when he joined us. Still in shock!

  • 31 OneAlanShearer // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:27 PM

    Cisse put in a real shift in too. The most I’ve ever seen him work they all played for each other. We still need 4 or 5 players as there are still gaps but I was really proud of that effort. It’s all I ask. Play for the shirt. That Mr Ashley is was nufc is all about. If you want to see what this club is about back Mcclaren in January. He is the right man. Not seen a performance like since sir Bobby was in charge. That was man motivation and playing for each. Long may it continue. You are blessed to be costodian of this club. It’s an honour. Earn it. Like the lads did today.

  • 32 defenders needed // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:27 PM

    ———————-De Jong————–Perez———————————
    ——————————Mitro or Cisse—————————————-

    Would love this to be our starting eleven, this is the team we need.

  • 33 Transfer Sage // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:29 PM

    will die for the toon army

    For now I’d partner Cisse with De Jong. I think he showed a good touch and link up play today, also he is our most natural finisher and when we aren’t playing great he can snatch a goal.

    Long term I’d have Perez there up top.

  • 34 Munster Mag // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:33 PM

    Hibbitt. what did I tell you? Trust the Munster Man 🙂
    TBH I had a very strong feeling that we would do well today amd certainly wouldnt get a spanking. I’ve made a lot of money oin Toon bets over the years, just feelings I get in the blood. Re De Jong I thought his touches were excellent today and he does seem to vocalise to the other players but I remain to be convinced re his power and fitness. If you look at the Dutch league, some of the players are hopeless and the physical power of the players is not as obvious as England, Germany or Spain. Anita and Perez have put on muscle since they came to england and hopefully he will too. Thauvin pulled out of an important challenge not long after he came on…I hope to see Mitro soon. Great win, well done to all.

  • 35 Ketsbaia9 // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:34 PM

    I think we need to sign at least 5 players in January to finish in the top 15. These players will do:

    Raphael Guerriero
    Joel Matip
    Clement Grenier
    Mauro Zarate

  • 36 stuart no9 // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:34 PM

    wow . some solid shows today. ok chances wise not many, but the work rate was what was important today above anything else, kee the work rate up and the chances will come, and for that reason my MOM has to go to gini. to make that run in the last few mintes of the game when everyone was just praying for the whistle and legs were wobbling like a jelly with the effort put in , to make that darting run to finish the game and settle the nerves was just outstanding absolutely outstanding . well done lads , but that was is needed week in week out in the prem . can we carry on from this ??

  • 37 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:36 PM

    My man of the match – ANITA – absolute immense in midfield
    followed by Ding Dong – who filled the gap between defensive midfield and attack.
    Lot more movement in midfield and attack with Ding Dong and Cisse in the team than when Static-ovich plays
    Also Dummett had a excellent game
    in fact they all played well.

  • 38 Transfer Sage // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:36 PM

    Got to love Klopp.

    He came out and said the officials disallowed the goal as they didn’t think they were playing well enough to win.

    Good humour.

  • 39 Ketsbaia9 // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:38 PM

    That lot would cost around £37m.

  • 40 BandB // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:39 PM

    Having someone who can snatch a goal when we aren’t playing great is absolutely what we need.
    It might smack of the Pardew route, but snatching goals when we weren’t playing well i.e. most of the time, was what got us a fifth place finish.
    This hasn’t suddenly clicked into place. We could be shocking again against Spurs and Villa, and I hope the psychology this week at the club is not too congratulatory with too much talk to the players about corners turned. These players seem to do best when they have an underdog mentality.
    The defence and midfield are still not fit for purpose. As long as the manager hasn’t the personal for a functional switch between defence and attack we will have days it comes off and days it goes horribly wrong.
    Pardew knew this and erred on the side of defensive, safety first football that relied precisely on having a player that could snatch us a late equaliser or winner when we weren’t playing well.

  • 41 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:40 PM

    Good assessment. I agree with most of it.

    I thought Gini and Anita were our top players.

    Reading some of the comments on here like, I have to shake my head. Honestly, I reckon De Jong could drop a stinky real ale fart and some would get little hints of Davidoff or Christian Dior.

  • 42 Transfer Sage // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:43 PM


    Oh we’ve had so many games like this followed by terrible runs so I’m not going to get carried away.

    I prefer to play entertaining attacking football but if we don’t have the personel so we need to be more cautious then that’s what must be done.

    I enjoy a win more than a plucky defeat.

  • 43 Mag52 // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:44 PM

    B and B,

    Spot on. That was a Pardew style win and none the worse for that.

  • 44 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:45 PM

    I agree with someone who said Liverpool were poor. They didn’t press us as hard as I’d expected.

    I can understand why there’s a lot of votes for Anita for motm but I think Gini worked his socks off too but also got the goals. It was the goals that wins it for me.

  • 45 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:46 PM

    i know this was mentioned in a previous post but i didnt see a response from anyone. Isnt the rule as of this year that if ANYONE is offside the goal is disallowed? every article and event he commentators on the game and after the game pointed out that moreno himself was onside. Isnt that irrelevant if another player is offside?

  • 46 Transfer Sage // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:47 PM


    Very true. Different side without lallana, coutinho and sturridge but we can only beat what was in front of us.

    I think we closed them down well and limited their chances through hard work.

  • 47 eaststandgeordie1982 // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:47 PM

    Just back in the hoose from the game, good to see a team performance again and playing for each other, thought cisse and de Jong played well cisse ran all day and rarely gave the ball away, Anita was great just like the last game of the season. They all need to perform next week at the same tempo. We got the luck we needed to get the win today.

  • 48 Transfer Sage // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:47 PM


    Nope, it’s only if the player in an offside position is interfering with play.

  • 49 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:48 PM

    Transfer Sage
    wast that the OLD rule and it was changed this year?

  • 50 beermonkey // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:49 PM


    cheers surprised its taken so long to start dejong

  • 51 cyprus // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:49 PM

    Thanks for listening Steve.

    Prematch huddle: check

    Full pressure: check

    Protect player being attacked by competition, with options and equal aggression: check

  • 52 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:49 PM

    i thought they changed the rule because it was too subjective to tell if the other player interfered with the play

  • 53 Transfer Sage // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:50 PM


    No, still the same rule.

  • 54 JamesToon // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:51 PM

    I thought the lads put in 100% today, they need to do that every week.

    I think the big difference today was siem de jong, when he was on the pitch, his leadership and experience rubbed off onto the rest of the team as i said earlier. He triggered and set the tone for the pressing, him and the rest of the team stopped them playing. I’d make him captain or at least carry on playing him. I thought Cisse had a good game, and sissoko, but they just lack a bit of anticipation and intelligence in the final third at times. Other than that everyone was excellent and we thoroughly deserved the win.

    Same lineup next week against spurs.

  • 55 Jail for Ashley // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:52 PM

    Jail for Ashley // Dec 3, 2015 at 5:34 PM

    A few of them might fancy their chances of being sibned by old Klippety and actually turn up on Sunday

    I hope this is not the case and it isn’t just a coincidence that our best performances have been on the TV and our only three wins have all been televised!

  • 56 BandB // Dec 6, 2015 at 8:56 PM


    I’d be happy for us to shut up shop at White Hart Lane.
    Right now I’d happily forego these green shoots offa new and nicer footballing philosophy for a few performances that yielded results.
    If we were Bournemouth I’d say keep on trying to play football.
    But right now, we don’t have enough of the right type of players.

  • 57 Moonraker15 // Dec 6, 2015 at 10:20 PM

    ffs give over will ya! that was a good passionate performance by the lads; no ulterior motives, they were getting a lot of shit and responded; and they will get more if the don’t keep responding!

  • 58 Moonraker15 // Dec 6, 2015 at 10:27 PM

    I’ve already watched the match again !! Happy happy happy !

  • 59 goalseeker // Dec 7, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    Just one question why is it?

    When we lose we are C**P, when we tame the inform side of the premier league it is because they were poor/off form.
    Credit where it is due every member of the team played their socks off. Here is hoping they do it next week, the week after that and so on.

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