Alan Shearer Wants This Striker At Newcastle In January

There’s not many people know more about what it takes to be a top striker than our very own Alan Shearer.

The man was phenomenal in his playing days, and when you look at say the top 20 goals, he’s scored then no wonder he’s such an icon at Newcastle.

Alan had a terrific playing career, and he’s not doing too bad now as the top pundit at BBC Sports’ Match of the Day.

There’s a chance we could get Atletico Madrid’s Fernando Torres on loan in January, and Alan Shearer seems all for that.

Fernando Torres – could be a success on Tyneside

This is what Alan said in his Coral column when asked if he would be successful at Newcastle:

“Yes, he would,” “I think that is one of the areas which Newcastle are struggling with at this moment in time – is scoring goals.”

“They have Mitrovic, Joselu, and Dwight Gayle and all three have different qualities and if we could put them all together we would have a top striker.”

“But unfortunately you can’t do that and I think we do need additions in that striker department,”

“Someone with a bit of pace, who can offer something different, someone who can hold the ball, and  a bit of presence who can sniff out of a goal .”

“Because that’s what makes a difference in the bottom of the table.”

“If you’ve got a guy who can get you 10 to 15 league goals a season – you’ll climb 7 or 8 places in the league and that’s what Newcastle need and I think he would be a good addition.”

“Rafa knows him, he knows Rafa, and if he is available then I think he’ll do a decent job at Newcastle.”

Benitez brought the very best out of Fernando Torres at Liverpool, and he also worked with him at Chelsea.

That’s when Rafa was the caretaker manager and won the Europe League back in 2013.

But didn’t get much credit from the Chelsea fans for that great achievement – the third time he has won a European trophy and the third club he has done that with.

If he ever wins the Europa League for Newcastle, he will become a God on Tyneside.

But come to think of it he already is.


Oh well – we’ll have to build a statue of him at St. James’ Park.

Comments welcome.

19 comments so far

  • Veltman

    Nov 16, 2017 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #1

    Ashley will be missed.

  • Our Toon

    Nov 16, 2017 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #2

    Torres lost his pace a long time ago. Hope we stay well clear

  • posada

    Nov 16, 2017 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #3

    Handy Mandy is simply a Stalking Horse.
    Brought in by MA to try and flush out a bidder.
    If it works PCP Capital Partners will get a commission from our illustrious owner.

    Sorry, but that is what my sources are telling me.
    So far, nothing doing.
    By January we will be back to square one. Snafu.

  • Benton Toon Exile

    Nov 16, 2017 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #4

    Al, Al, Al, Torres is finished…..He is even more crocked than you were in your last year, give it a rest eh and trust in Rafa..

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 16, 2017 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #5

    “The 56-year-old signed a three-year contract when replacing Steve McClaren in March, but the agreement was reported to include an option to cancel at the end of the season”
    That would definitely tie in with what those all important talks were at the end of last season..

  • hibbit

    Nov 16, 2017 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #6

    complete opposite to what i’m hearing
    you say sources is that from more than one feed ?
    do you trust them ?

  • LetuscloneShearer

    Nov 16, 2017 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #7

    I would take him on a 6 months loan no doubt! Would be great if it works out. Scored a lot of goals at the end of last season for Atleti! Would only be positive if we would have his routine in the squad. No doubt a legend.

  • ShirebrookToon

    Nov 16, 2017 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #8

    No what I’m hearing Posada. Deal is close

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 16, 2017 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #9

    At least Torres can hit a barn door from 12 yards.

  • lesh

    Nov 16, 2017 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #10

    It’s nice to think that things are happening and that Ashey’ll sell up but until it happens it’s pointless speculating. Built up hopes can lead to disappointment but if he does go, it’ll be a massive bonus.

  • lesh

    Nov 16, 2017 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #11

    After a few days without the bug, that bally iPhone Adam’s appeared again on my phone!

  • hibbit

    Nov 16, 2017 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #12

    the cost of a forensic due diligence on a company the size of NUFC estimated to be close to half a million pounds !!!

  • ShirebrookToon

    Nov 16, 2017 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #13

    Any news on who the other bidders are???

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 16, 2017 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #14

    Does that mean it’s going to start appearing on mine again. I think Ed needs to step up his firewall.

  • hibbit

    Nov 16, 2017 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #15

    not even a hint !!!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 16, 2017 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #16

    I don’t bloody believe It!!!

  • toonincheek

    Nov 16, 2017 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #17

    Jail – above:

    Rafa’s option to leave at the end of the season
    related to the end of his first (part) season, when
    we were relegated.
    He then signed a new contract and I have not seen
    any reference to an option to leave (except by
    payment of a penalty clause)

    Or do you have a different understanding?

  • lesh

    Nov 16, 2017 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #18


    My phone’s a windows 10 one and I can’t get Adblock onto it so to answer your question, I don’t know whether you’ll be bothered by it.

    It appeared on this thread only, popping up just after Google popped up for no apparent reason. Anyway, I switched off and rebooted and touching wood……….

  • estechco

    Nov 16, 2017 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #19

    Lesh @ 18 – I tend to use Ghostery as a Chrome plug-in on the desktop and as a standalone browser on Android and don’t have too much issue with this blog. It’s conceivable there is something equivalent for Win 10 mobile.

    The other thing you can do (although I am less confident, having never had such a phone), is locate the “hosts” file and add entries to block the most obvious ad based servers. My desktop has a list of 50-100, which does the trick superbly well. More info below


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