A very fit looking Alan Shearer gave an interview to ITV News at a golf tournament he was participating in for charity, which was in aid of the Children’s Heart Unit and the Freeman Hospital – good for Alan.
Alan Shearer – supports the Newcastle manager
And the former England captain seems to support Alan Pardew, and certainly this year we noticed he did not criticize the manager too much, and of course Pardew was Manager of the Year a short two years ago.
Shearer was asked about Newcastle deciding to keep Pardew and his coaching staff on at Newcastle, and this is what the Newcastle icon (what a player!!) had to say:
“I’m pleased for Alan that they have come out and said that, and that will give him peace of mind and hopefully they can go and they can go and sign some players, good players.”
“Newcastle haven’t signed any players, permanent signings, for eighteen months now, and they have to go into the transfer market and hopefully they can do that on a few occasions and get some players in.
“Because that’s what they need, and make a good start to the season, and settle everything down, and it all depends on what the owner is going to spend,.”
“I think that’s the key and that’s why there were a lot of unhappy fans towards the end of the season – yes – performances have been poor from January onwards, because they need players.”
“You can’t sell your best player and not replace him and I think that;s why everybody was so unhappy – I hope the owner gives the manager some money to spend.”
Maybe Shearer can help in the recruitment by talking to some of our targets this summer, and shouldn’t Alan be an Ambassador for the club?
Yes, there were some hard feeling in the summer of 2009 between Shearer and owner Mike Ashley, but this man is one of the greatest players Newcastle have ever produced, and it would be so fitting if he was a Newcastle ambassador, as former captain Bob Moncur is.
Newcastle need some healing over the summer months, as well as signing some very good players, and having Alan Shearer in some capacity at Newcastle would help that – and his interview above is a very good and measured one – spoken like a real Newcastle fan.
For the youngsters reading this article – Alan’s record in football was just phenomenal, and in his ten great years at Newcastle from 1996, he played 404 times and scored a fantastic 206 goals, beating Jackie Milburn goals record by six.
And the great Jackie Milburn was my hero when I was a youngster eons and eons ago – there I’ve said it (again).
Alan Shearer was brought up in Gosforth and played 733 first team games in his career – for Southampton, Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United – and scored 379 goals, and in addition he captained England and scored 30 goals in 63 appearances for his country.
And we wont even mention that he scored 13 goals in just 11 appearances for the England U21 team.
As we said, it’s simply a phenomenal record in football, and it would be very fitting if he was to become a Newcastle representative to his home town club, even with Mike Ashley still as the owner.
We know Ashley reads this blog every single day, so it’s over to you Mike.
What do you think?