Newcastle Legend – I’ve Had A Brilliant Day


The Newcastle United Entertainers drew 2-2 in their game with a Manchester United Select XI at Kingston Park this afternoon to commemorate the 5-0 thrashing Newcastle gave the Red Devils on October 20th, 1996.

And yes – well of course – one of Newcastle’s goals was scored by Alan Shearer in the first half.

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Alan Shearer – scores again
Hang on – why is his finger not in the air??

🙂

Alan was the (player) manager of the Newcastle side today and at 46 years of age he managed to play the full first half.

This is what Alan said to the Chronicle after the game – and he hinted that may be the last goal the fans ever see him scoring:

“I got the old celebration out one more time but I don’t think you’ll be seeing that again.”

“I’m pretty sure that’s me done with football – I thought I was only going to do 10 or 15 minutes but I felt alright and did 45.”

“I got around the back and got the goal as well, which was obviously great for me!”

“There definitely wasn’t the pace of old out there from the lads, but there was some good football on display and I’ve had a brilliant day.”

“I feel very proud and very honored.” “It’s been a great day, with four goals and so everyone goes home.”

“It was also a decent standard of football that was played in the right spirit with more than 6,000 here.”

“I owe the fans and the players a huge debt. The lads could easily have had a week off, but they chose to come for the weekend instead.”

“Of course then you have the fans turning up as they did as well, so I am very, very grateful.” 

“It’s been a great Sunday for me.”

A really sincere Alan Shearer there – and of course it’s all for charity – The Alan Shearer Foundation.

It’s great that Alan is getting himself fully involved in charity work – all credit goes to him for doing that.

More than 6,000 fans turned up for the game, so that was a terrific turn out from the Newcastle fans – as usual.

And a good day was had by all.

Comments welcome.


77 comments so far

  • Bambams

    Oct 9, 2016 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #1

    All for a great cause.

    Well done for those who turned up.

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  • Jib

    Oct 9, 2016 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #2

    Wahay

    Mitro starts tonight for Serbia v Austria !

    I’m watching it on Polish tv (don’t ask )

    They are playing at Red Star Belgrade’s ground Crvena Zvezda Stadium.

    Horrible wet night in Belgrade

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  • Jib

    Oct 9, 2016 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #3

    Two Mitrovic’s playing tonight
    Stefan and Aleksandar

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  • Bobbybee

    Oct 9, 2016 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #4

    Anyone else getting this? Watching serbia and austria, but the commentary is from the iceland game! Mitro in with a brave header. Getting his head amongst the feet! 🙂

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  • Bobbybee

    Oct 9, 2016 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #5

    Mitro scores! 🙂

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  • Jib

    Oct 9, 2016 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #6

    Mitro scores !!!!!!!!!!

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  • Bobbybee

    Oct 9, 2016 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #7

    Snap! 🙂

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  • Bobbybee

    Oct 9, 2016 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #8

    Cool finish, sent the keeper the wrong way. You got the right commentary there Jib? This is a poor service I’m overpaying for. 🙂

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  • Bobbybee

    Oct 9, 2016 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #9

    1-1

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  • Jib

    Oct 9, 2016 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #10

    Austria equalises
    Stojkovic the Forest goalie pretty naff like

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  • Jib

    Oct 9, 2016 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #11

    My commentary is in Polish – Bobby

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  • Bobbybee

    Oct 9, 2016 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #12

    Jesus, he could start a row in a confessional. Nearly booked for it. Lucky lad.

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  • Jib

    Oct 9, 2016 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #13

    Bobby did you see Arnautovic slalom through the Serbian defense before – like they weren’t there !

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  • Bobbybee

    Oct 9, 2016 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #14

    Jib, dunno how to respond to that mate! 🙂 mine’s in english and would be fine, if i was watching that game. Can’t believe how long it’s gone on for. Been having trouble with recordings as well. Get in mitro!

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  • Jib

    Oct 9, 2016 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #15

    Mitro header !!!!!!

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  • lesh

    Oct 9, 2016 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #16

    Bobby

    You see, Jib has got a purpose! 😉

    And all his critics should lay off him. No, that’s not a cue for more bickering.

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  • Bobbybee

    Oct 9, 2016 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #17

    He’s a canny player like. Plays well for stoke too. Nice to mitro on a hattrick after only 25 minutes. Ouch! Expect repercussions! 🙂

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  • Bobbybee

    Oct 9, 2016 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #18

    Been quiet lesh, long may that continue. Mitrovic’s playing well tonight, two well taken goals. Start him on saturday, he’s on a roll. 🙂

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  • lesh

    Oct 9, 2016 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #19

    Bobby

    It seems to have been quiet so far.

    Last night was way way over the top all because there seem to be a small number of petty and really bitter posters in our midst.

    It’s a pity they couldn’t modify their behaviour. If that’s not possible, they might even consider not reading the posts if doing so annoys them so much!

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  • lesh

    Oct 9, 2016 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #20

    Reading the Chronic, it seems that Tino rocked up for todays fund-raiser suffering the effects of Saturday night in the town. He must’ve had some milk that’d turned!!! Naughty temperance hotel cook!

    Shearer hadn’t intended to play but under the circumstances…

    Anyone know if Tino got on?

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  • Bobbybee

    Oct 9, 2016 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #21

    Lesh, got mental like. Let’s hope when they come back it’s a bit more friendly. Don’t really wanna talk about it mate, it’ll only start it up again. Just enjoying the peace. 🙂

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  • Jib

    Oct 9, 2016 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #22

    Lesh
    Tino started but only lasted 10 minutes (alchoholic remorse I believe)

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  • lesh

    Oct 9, 2016 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #23

    Jib

    Alcoholic remorse

    Lol

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  • Jib

    Oct 9, 2016 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #24

    Serbia at times look like they’ve never trained together and are doing a lot of stuff off the cuff .

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  • simon376

    Oct 9, 2016 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #25

    Thanks guys

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  • sing in the corner

    Oct 9, 2016 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #26

    Mitro’s header was unstoppable, and a neat finish into the corner before that. He’s just plain crazy though – did you see him ‘worrying’ the corner flag in celebration?

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  • sing in the corner

    Oct 9, 2016 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #27

    Yeah Bobby I was half watching in the first half and got confused by the commentator getting excited for an Iceland goal, when I glanced up the ball was getting passed about by Serbia in their own half with Austria chasing after it! Befuddled for a moment!

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  • Bobbybee

    Oct 9, 2016 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #28

    Sick it mitro! He’s definitely off his barnet like. Still, showing Rafa what he can do can only be beneficial to us matey. Hattrick would go down well.

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  • Bobbybee

    Oct 9, 2016 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #29

    I switched it off and started again looks like I’m getting the right commentary this time. Indeed I have. Could be a big win for Serbia.

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  • Bobbybee

    Oct 9, 2016 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #30

    Apparently the serbia camp resembles The Bounty at the moment. (Not the chocolate bar, the ship). Not a happy camp by all accounts.

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  • Bobbybee

    Oct 9, 2016 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #31

    Oooh! Mitro so close. Offside anyway.

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  • Bobbybee

    Oct 9, 2016 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #32

    Mitro on fire tonight for sure.

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  • Jib

    Oct 9, 2016 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #33

    Mitro has defo calmed down.

    Three months ago that Austrian that was screaming in his face for playing on after an injury would have been flattened – instead he just stuck his arms in the air – that’s classic Spanish coaching for you.

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  • Bobbybee

    Oct 9, 2016 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #34

    Oh dear serbia. Shambolic.

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  • Bobbybee

    Oct 9, 2016 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #35

    Arnautovic was offside by yards in that goal, when it was tapped forward.

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  • sing in the corner

    Oct 9, 2016 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #36

    Strange but good game this. The ground’s a bit empty like. Some shocking defending on display..

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  • Jib

    Oct 9, 2016 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #37

    Great goal by Tadic but Mitro made it !

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  • Bobbybee

    Oct 9, 2016 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #38

    3-2 What a weirdly cracking game, you ain’t wrong there sing. Great viewing but a coaches nightmare! 🙂

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  • sing in the corner

    Oct 9, 2016 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #39

    This could finish 8.7

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  • Jib

    Oct 9, 2016 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #40

    Was Mitro laughing when he went down feigning injury ?

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