Upbeat Alan Shearer – This Was A Real Coup For Newcastle

Alan Shearer has been praising Rafa Benitez in his Coral column today and it seems the two of them form a mutual admiration society, since Rafa has praised Alan many times.

Not only because he was a great player in his day – one of the best footballers ever to be born in Newcastle – but also because he has helped Rafa understand the club and its supporters, since he became the manager at the club.

Hopefully we will see Alan Shearer take on some official position at Newcastle United soon – maybe in the summer?

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Alan Shearer – brilliant to keep Rafa Benitez

This is some of what Alan has written is his popular Coral column today:

“It was brilliant for Newcastle to keep hold of Rafa when they were relegated, because of who he is, what he is, what he’s achieved, what he’s won.”

“For Newcastle to keep hold of him in the Championship was a great coup. They’ve not disappointed.”

“They had a tough start of course and lost their first two games, but they have turned it around spectacularly.”

“They’re enjoying themselves, they’re top of the league, and we all want, well I do, and hope they’re back in the Premier League where they belong.”

With seven consecutive wins Rafa and 15 wins in the last 17 games – Benitez is bringing comparisons to the great Kevin Keegan.

But what Rafa will tell you is he’s done nothing at the club yet.

Nothing but bring the supporters flocking back to fill St. James Park to its capacity, bring back a real belief in the club, have supporters snapping up tickets to every single away game, breaking attendance records at stadiums we play at – and having the fans talk about Rafa incessantly.

It should be really good once Rafa does achieve something at Newcastle!


We cannot wait.

8 comments so far


    Nov 7, 2016 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #1

    From previous
    I can only imagine because Uve known the team longer than I so always expected them to revert to type and get relegated?

  • Jib

    Nov 7, 2016 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #2

    DeAndre Yedlin is named in Klinsmann’s squad for the CONCACAF games v Mexico and Costa Rica .
    He’ll be able to vote this week in his country’s most important presidential election for decades.

  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 7, 2016 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #3

    So what you are saying is that you knew swans was going struggle before the season started, wow have you ever thought of doing the lottery.


    Nov 7, 2016 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #4

    Not at all what I said but I have tipped Swansea to struggle for awhile if that makes u feel better?

    And Swansea struggling isn’t similar odds to the lottery

  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 7, 2016 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #5

    Welshie ……. Why not just change your allegiance and become a full time toon fan. Swans are not worth supporting anymore.

  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 7, 2016 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #6

    whatever not going argue about it.

  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 7, 2016 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #7

    What makes you think I’m not a full time toon supporter now.


    Nov 7, 2016 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #8

    Hey u called me on my opinion not the other way round, I think Swansea look likely to go down for a number of reasons which I stated in a discussion about relegation candidates


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