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Funko
01-04-2009, 12:31:10
That I saw on the news this morning appears to be true.

:lol:

You really couldn't make that club up.

And Dowie as assistant?

Fistandantilus
01-04-2009, 14:27:22
It's not a joke?? :eek:

MOBIUS
01-04-2009, 14:34:32
Truly Shearer is a fool...

Funko
01-04-2009, 14:48:11
Out of all the time's he's been offered the job this must be the worst.

King_Ghidra
01-04-2009, 15:18:31
it is a bit strange.

in the first instance, they have a relegation scrap on their hands, so the pressure will be on from the word go, and if he takes them down, though it might not be his fault, it is hardly the first thing you want on your managerial cv. even assuming they escape relegation, he will be stuck managing a poor team so how good is life going to be next season?

i think the club needs relegation to refocus. assuming they went down this season, shearer could have taken over in the close season and been a proper messiah, having a nice first season taking them back up and also getting the chance to make wholsale squad changes. as it stands now, he is going to be firefighting from day one, and has little room for maneuver with the squad

add to this situation the problems at board level and you have a hell of situation to dump a favoured son into. obviously the board have decided the single most imnportant thing in the universe is to stay up, but i can only see several seasons of medicority on the back of it if they do succeed, and the risk of ruining the shearer effect completely if they don't

by the by i have no confidence in shearer as a manger anyway. he has little obvious intelligence or tactical insight that i have seen evidence of. perhaps he might work as an inspirational figurehead or something, with our friend dowie providing the nous.

:lol:

Funko
01-04-2009, 15:20:30
:lol:

Have they got two immobile fatties to lump balls up front to/win fouls for them or should they stick Dowie and Shearer on the pitch?

King_Ghidra
01-04-2009, 15:23:38
i would quite seriously take shearer now over ameobi

Gramercy Riffs
01-04-2009, 15:27:37
I would take Joe Kinnear over Ameobi. Probably Roy too.

MoSe
01-04-2009, 15:41:35
would you take aMoebius over Ameobi?

Lazarus and the Gimp
01-04-2009, 16:14:32
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
it is a bit strange.




Not in the slightest.

What's always been clear is that Shearer is far more concerned about his image than any career as a manager- hence his strange unavailability earlier in the year.

Now he's got just 8 games, as cover for poor poorly Joe and his dicky ticker. If they go down, he'll simply say the damage was already done and stroll back to punditry until a more promising opening comes up. If they stay up, it'll be hailed as Shearer's brilliant heroism that saved them. He can't really lose.

What I'd like to see happen is for Newcastle to stay up, for Shearer to be hailed as the new Messiah and given the job permanently. And get relegated next season.

*End Is Forever*
02-04-2009, 12:32:37
I'd become pretty ambivalent about Newcastle's future, but if their relegation robs Saint Alan of his undeserved halo, then I will take some time out to laugh like a drain.

Funko
02-04-2009, 12:37:34
Still bitter he didn't come to ManU?

Has he really got a halo anywhere other than in Newcastle?

Fistandantilus
02-04-2009, 13:53:24
Isn't he like the best english striker evah?

Funko
02-04-2009, 15:09:49
In the early/mid 90s he was amazing, and you can't argue with his goal record but the final 7 or 8 years of his career after injuries seemed to be spent backing into people to win fouls tarnished things. It's probably credit to him he could play on so effectively for so long despite being almost completely immobile.

But I don't think anyone outside Newcastle (and maybe Blackburn) considers he was ever a saint?

fp
02-04-2009, 17:21:54
Watching highlights of his Southampton/Blackburn days recently reminded me what a superb and gifted player he was.

He doesn't give the impression of having any particular tactical insights or motivational skill, nor any discernible personality. His first press conference today was embarrassing to watch - even more boring than his punditry. "I went in to see the lads and told them we need to work hard". Fucking hell.

Gramercy Riffs
02-04-2009, 19:36:00
Ok, so he's now officially bald. Shave your fucking hair off man, have you no dignity!!!

Gramercy Riffs
02-04-2009, 19:39:33
I'm suprised at Noo-caslte. Hiring someone purely on a PR basis to whip the fans into a frenzy, shame on them. They have reached a new low.

fp
02-04-2009, 20:32:08
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41173000/jpg/_41173156_cleese203.jpg
"I say you are the Messiah, and I should know. I've followed a few."

Funko
03-04-2009, 10:29:09
Now he says he's only staying for 8 games whatever happens.

And he said someone asked him "if you don't take the job and they stay up will you regret it" and he answered "yes"

Which seems to mean, if someone else is their saviour, he'd regret that. Ridiculous really.

King_Ghidra
03-04-2009, 11:22:06
yeah the sports presenter and news anchor were arguing about what he meant on the bbc breakfast this morn. a great start for a great communicator.

King_Ghidra
03-04-2009, 11:23:05
Originally posted by Gramercy Riffs
Ok, so he's now officially bald. Shave your fucking hair off man, have you no dignity!!!

but very tan

actually his forehead shine was so noticeable it might be a very real weapon to distract opposing teams

Funko
03-04-2009, 11:26:56
That and his groin as seen when in the stadium studios during live matches.

Fistandantilus
03-05-2009, 23:28:55
Someone on the guardian comment section quoted this from an article wrote back in january


Newcastle United will never be a decent football club until they appoint Alan Shearer as manager. Admittedly, Shearer wont be any good. Certainly, he will take them into worse trouble than they are in already. But until Newcastle have gone through the Shearer experience, they wont be able to do anything.


Interestig pov.

MOBIUS
04-05-2009, 20:23:32
Sounds very prescient if you ask me.

Lazarus and the Gimp
22-05-2009, 17:11:32
Well, here's hoping they get relegated tomorrow.

Lazarus and the Gimp
24-05-2009, 17:23:55
And they were.

*End Is Forever*
24-05-2009, 17:41:58
:beer:

MOBIUS
26-05-2009, 09:58:23
:beer::bounce:

We need a bouncing beer smiley!

King_Ghidra
26-05-2009, 13:41:10
so happy. thank you newcastle. :beer:

Lazarus and the Gimp
26-05-2009, 14:15:31
It's that awful sense of entitlement Newcastle fans seem to have which really bugs me. Like just because it's over half a century since they last won a major trophy it's somehow deserved that they should win again.

You don't hear Bristol Rovers coming on like that, even if their only trophy in over a century is a sole Watney Cup.

Gramercy Riffs
26-05-2009, 16:29:37
With 15 players on 50,000 + a week, with no relegation wage drop clauses and no hope of moving them on (I see Duff has already 'committed' himself to another season), they are in serious danger of "doing a Leeds". Naturally, this would be hilarious and should be hoped for at all costs.

Funko
26-05-2009, 16:41:15
I've already heard "We're too big to be in this division" or variations of it way too many times.

King_Ghidra
26-05-2009, 19:50:23
(I see Duff has already 'committed' himself to another season)

:D Yeah saw this too. It was eerily reminiscent of my struggles with these overpaid sons of bitches in the Champ Man thread.

MOBIUS
26-05-2009, 19:56:29
With 15 players on 50,000 + a week, with no relegation wage drop clauses and no hope of moving them on (I see Duff has already 'committed' himself to another season), they are in serious danger of "doing a Leeds". Naturally, this would be hilarious and should be hoped for at all costs.

Please, please, PLEASE GOD!:bounce::beer:

Gramercy Riffs
26-05-2009, 23:15:46
It's ironic how, at the start of the season, the whole Owen-contract-expiry saga seemed a nightmare for them and they wanted him to stay (IIRC this was something King Kev wanted sorted), yet the fact his contract is up has, in hindsight, proved a Godsend.

Another season of Owen sat on a 100,000, or whatever, a week would have fucked them right up.

Gramercy Riffs
26-05-2009, 23:18:31
Newcastle are the gift that keeps on giving really. The more you think about them, the more ludicrous it gets.

MOBIUS
29-05-2009, 10:21:29
It's awesome, isn't it?:D

I can't wait to see them visit Cardiff...:)