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Alan Shearer Gets Out Of His Chair After Schar’s Brilliant Strike

Alan Shearer was watching the Newcastle game when after 24 minutes when Javier Manquillo laid the ball off to Fabian Schar and two seconds later from 30 yards the ball was in the back of the net.

The Swiss International hit a screaming drive then went just 8inside the near post -0 a fantastic striker from Schar – not bad for a £3M singing.

And it seems like Alan himself – from his reaction – would have been proud of that one.

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5 comments so far

  • RobLeenio

    Feb 26, 2019 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #1

    Ronaldo from previous, I think when we were in the Champo Rafa needed players he could rely on to do a job and get us promoted. His reputation was on the line, not just because of his record of success but because of the number of players he’d bought. If we’d failed to come up, he would have had the likes of Keyes scenting blood and, to an extent, justifiably.

    I think he knows what he wants from a player and he won’t play them until he’s confident they will deliver that, not just once but consistently over a number of weeks.

    I think what is most impressive about Longstaff is that consistency, over a number of weeks, which you don’t see in young players always. It’s partly down to character but also partly down to preparation, the former comes mainly from the player though the manager can affect it, the second mainly from the manager although the player has to apply it.

    Rafa has managed Longstaff’s progress to the first team perfectly. Longstaff himself said this week he was told he wasn’t going on loan this season, he was being kept around the club. His eventual introduction to the first team was maybe forced by necessity but the fact he was ready to take his chance was no accident and is entirely down to the preparation of the two factors above.

    I made a point to my colleague today that Longstaff has not been involved in any England age groups at any stage. He’s not been missed by the scouts, there were better players than him at the time. He’s a late bloomer, but my goodness he’s blossomed into a fantastic prospect now.

    Anyway, long winded way of saying I think the Champo season may have been too soon.


  • Pottsclock

    Feb 26, 2019 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #2

    I thought Manquillo did well also. Yedlin has put in some below par performances recently. I’m not a big fan of Manquillo but credit where it is due. He defended well but also pushed forward a lot

  • Oldgit1

    Feb 26, 2019 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #3

    @ RobLeenio nicely put mate. Been a longtime coming for an academy player to get supporters off their seats.
    Future is looking good for the lad. His parents and family must be chuffed to bits.

  • IrishRob

    Feb 26, 2019 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #4

    Maybe its all in my head but Bam Bams is Shearer right?

  • carltoon

    Feb 26, 2019 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #5

    Hayden my man of the match what a game he had. Defense brilliant. Char handsome ? devil what a goal. Longstaff great goal. Dummet what you done to your hair.


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