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Alan Shearer On What Geordies Really Want

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Newcastle are now in the last eight of the League Cup for the first time in a long while and the draw will be made tonight at around 10:00 pm. Alan Shearer was delighted with the win and the fantastic crowd at St. James' Park as Newcastle fans want a Cup win hey [...]

Rafa Asks For Shearer’s Advice – How Are We Doing?

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It was obvious as soon as Rafa Benitez arrived on Tyneside that he had great respect for Alan Shearer who is a Newcastle legend in the true sense of the word. And Rafa admitted that before he took the job at Newcastlehe had talked to Alan about the club and we're pretty sure he [...]

Shearer Has Coffee With Rafa – Manager’s Only Reasonably Happy

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One thing you have to understand about Rafa Benitez is that he's a perfectionist and if we win a game 7-1 he will be talking about how we could have done better in defending the goal we conceded.

Alan Shearer Reacts To Newcastle’s Third Successive Win

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Alan Shearer was really pleased with two things yesterday Newcastle's 3-1 win over Brentford and the massive crowd that was at St. James Park as we now average above 50,000for home league games this season in the second division. Alan Shearer in front of his statue at St. James' Park A great [...]

Shearer’s Reaction To McClaren Getting Reappointed Derby Manager

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Club 1 sacked for not getting promoted. Club 2 sacked as getting relegated. Club 1 re-hire sacked manager. Really?! Only in football. #dcfc Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) October 12, 2016

Newcastle Legend So Upbeat About Club’s Future

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Alan Shearer seems to be a big supporter of RafaBenitez. And before Rafa agreed to take the job as Newcastle manager back in March, he had talked with Alan about the job and what could it entailed and what some of the problems were that werelimiting the success of the club. Itcould also be true [.

Newcastle Legend – I’ve Had A Brilliant Day

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The Newcastle United Entertainers drew 2-2 in their game with a Manchester United Select XI at Kingston Park thisafternoon to commemorate the 5-0 thrashing Newcastle gave the Red Devils on October 20th, 1996. And yes well of course one of Newcastle's goals was scored by Alan Shearer in the first half.

Alan Shearer In Stark Criticism Of Rivals

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Alan Shearer reported yesterday on Sunderland being 2-0 up after an hour in their home game with Crystal Palace yet they couldn't hang onto their lead and a goal deep into injury time from Christian Benteke led to their 5th defeat in the first six games. After such a disastrous start this season confidence cannot [.

Shearer — Rafa’s Got Newcastle Playing Some Great Stuff

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It's been a little while since we heard Alan Shearer talk about Newcastle United and and our resurgence in form and results over the last six games. That's after we surprisingly went down to defeats in our first two games against Fulham and Huddersfield. But those defeats emphasized what Rafa had been saying all along [.

Benitez On Why He Wants To Do Really Well At Newcastle

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Rafa Benitez pulled no punches yesterday in his praise for Alan Shearer as his new statueat St. James'Parkwas unveiled in what was a reallymemorable day for both Alan and the club. Rafa was full of praise for the Newcastle number 9 one of the greatest players ever to wear the famous black and white [.

Newcastle: Alan Shearer Statue Unveiled Outside St James’ Park Almost A Decade Later Than Scheduled (Photo)

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Almost a decade since it was first commissioned by former Newcastle chairman Freddy Shepherd, the club have finally got round to unveiling a statue of Alan Shearer outside St James' Park.

The five-metre bronze figure apparently cost £250,000 when it was first ordered in 2007, with Shepherd paying for the whole thing outright.

Shearer Details What Benitez Hopes For Next Season

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Rafa Benitez showed yesterday how he can be both quick and decisive in making decisions, as he quickly replaced the departed Fabio Pecchia with new first team coach Mikel Antia, who used to play for Rafa for the Real Madrid B side back in the 1990s. If the Newcastle Board had shownthe same leveldecisiveness last [.

Alan Shearer – Why He’s Still Shocked With Rafa Benitez

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Alan Shearer was interviewedat the launch of a charity match yesterday in aid of the Alan Shearer Foundation and he is still surprised that Rafa Benitez decided to stay with Newcastle, even though we are now in England's second division.. Alan sayshe was surprised some other club didn't move in quickly for him, but that [.

Alan Shearer Surprised Rafa Is Staying At Newcastle

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Alan Shearer has been telling everybody who would listen to him for a few weeks now there was no way that Rafa Benitez would stay at Newcastle and manage a second division club, when he would have big offers coming in from all over the place. But that's what the Spanish manager has done as [...]

Alan Shearer Still Thinks Rafa Will Walk Away From Newcastle

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Alan Shearer is still not convinced that Rafa Benitez will accept the Newcastle manager position and manage the club in the Championship next season. Well at least Alan is consistent and he's sticking to his opinion, even though the news coming through seems extremely positive that Rafa could be signed up before the end of [.

Shearer – The Saddest Thing Is This About Rafa

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It seems like keeping Rafa at Newcastle if we are relegated is a (Tyne) bridge too far and Alan Shearer in his column in The Sun today thinks it's a really long shot at best for Newcastle to be able to retain Rafa Benitez. Alan rightly points out the world-class manager will have offers [...]

Shearer Slams Complacent Newcastle – Relegation Will Be Devastating

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In his column in The Sun today Alan Shearer has lambasted the incompetents runningNewcastle and points out they don't seem to learn from their past mistakes. Seven years ago when we were in danger of relegation they waited untileight games to go before Alan was brought in, but he couldn't save us.

Alan Shearer – Newcastle Messed Up

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Norwich result opened the door out of relegation @SunderlandAFC emphatically took the chance while @nufc messed up.Advantage @SunderlandAFC Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) May 7, 2016

Shearer Reacts To Brilliant Newcastle Win

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Alan Shearer reacted to Newcastle's great 1-0 win against Crystal Palace today when Andros Townsend fired in a brilliant winner in direct from a free kick. But it took a brilliant save from goalkeeper Karl Darlow to preserve the win when he saved brilliantly to his left from Yohan Cabaye on 70 minutes.

This Club Still Favored To Survive The Drop

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Newcastle are coming into some good form under Rafa Benitez, but it seems that Sunderland remain the bookies favorite to be the team that survives the drop over Newcastle United and Norwich City. And it seems from Alan Shearer's comments in his Coral column today that he may also fancy Sunderland as the team that [.

Alan Shearer Reacts To Another Good Newcastle Display

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Alan Shearer tweeted it was another good point for Newcastle today at Anfield let's hope the games don't run out before we are safe. Even though Steve McClaren should have been fired long before March 10th and 28 games gone with just 24 points. Another good point today for @NUFC I hope they don't [..

Alan Shearer Tweets Reaction To City Draw

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Good point tonight. Work rate and effort finally at the level they should have been all season. #nufcvmcfc — Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) April 19, 2016

Shearer Praises Benitez – Newcastle In With Chance Of Survival

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Newcastle have now taken 4 points from the last two (home) games and Alan Shearer was again impressed by the spirited performance of the Magpies in tonight's game which ended in 1 -1 draw with high-flying Mancsheter City although Aguero's goal after 14 minutes was clearly offside and should have been disallowed.

Alan Shearer Tweets His Delight At Newcastle Win

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Well it's game on at the bottom now! Great result for @nufc. Look forward to Tuesday where I'll be at #SJP with @5liveSport #NUFCvSwans Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) April 16, 2016

Alan Shearer Disturbed By First Half Performance By Magpies

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It looks like Alan is over here in the states watching the Masters and he didn't like what he saw in the first half that's for sure. Who did? It didn't get any better in the second half and we were outclassed, outplayed, outfought, outgunned out everything! We were a complete and [...]

Alan Shearer Responds To 8th Away Loss In A Row

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No lack of effort today. A lot better 2nd half but defensively still very poor. #nornew Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) April 2, 2016

Shearer Tweets Sympathy For Elliot – Our Best Player This Season

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The great Alan Shearer has sent out a tweet today in support of Rob Elliot, who was injured last night playing for Ireland against Slovakia and will be out for at least six months according to Sky Sports News. Devastating news for @the_dilsh Football is cruel at times. Newcastle's best player this season by a [.

Shearer Relieved With The Point

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Stopped the rot but the result helps neither side. Fair result in the end but @NorwichCityFC are the big winners this weekend. #nufcvsafc Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) March 20, 2016

Geordie Rallying Cry From Alan Shearer

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Alan Shearer says he would love to play in this afternoon's derby against Sunderland, but the Newcastle legend also senses that we can come away with our first win in almost five years against the Black Cats today. Alan Shearer he just scored again It's rare that I ever want to pull my boots [...]

Shearer – If Rafa Gets It Right He Will Be An Absolute Hero

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In his column in the Sun today Alan Shearer has said that in his conversation with Rafa Benitez on Friday, he told Rafa he would be an absolute hero if he gets it right at Newcastle and builds a successful team. Well Alan´s right there and the former Newcastle striker also hinted Rafa could [...]

Benitez Willing To Work With Board – Could Bring Shearer Back

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Rafa Benitez has proved himself to be a savvy person since he arrived on Tyneside last Friday and he has been conciliatory to those in power at Newcastle, such as Lee Charnley. He´s certainly giving the impression he can work with them and seemssomebody who has been brought in because of his stature in [.

Benitez On Shearer´s Help – He Was Great – Really Good

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It looks like we have to thank Alan Shearer in part for getting Rafa Benitez to Newcastle last Friday, because Alan was one of the main men that Rafa talked to before deciding to accept the manager´s job at Newcastle. Rafa knew about Newcastle´s massive untapped potential when he was at Liverpool, because he has [.


England bench beckons for Rooney in Slovenia

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London (AFP) England captain Wayne Rooney is in line to be dropped to the bench for the World Cup qualifier away to Slovenia on Tuesday, several British media outlets reported Monday.

The BBC said that, in the absence of any last-minute injuries, interim manager Gareth Southgate would leave Rooney, now among the substitutes as England look to preserve their perfect record.

Five short football managerial reigns

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Sam Allardyce left his post as England manager 67 days after his appointment on Tuesday.

Here AFP Sports looks at five other managers whose reigns lasted an even shorter space of time (days in brackets):

Steve Bruce Wigan (55)

Ironically the front runner in the betting to fill the England vacancy the former Manchester United skipper didn't dally long at Wigan.

Rooney at risk as Mourinho’s Man Utd toil

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London (AFP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is under pressure to drop Wayne Rooney, with the captain's clanking performances emblematic of the team's struggles.

United have lost their last three matches and there is clamour among supporters and journalists for Rooney to be removed from the starting XI.


Alan Shearer’s Secret Of Success

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It's 20 years since Alan Shearer signed on at Newcastle from Blackburn Rovers for £15M a world record at the time. A year earlier Blackburn had pippedManchester Unitedby one point to be the Premier League Champions for the first and only time. Bu in 1996 Manchester United were top again winning by 4 [.

Alan Shearer Reacts To Newcatle’s Disastrous Relegation

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Postcards from Yesteryear: England 4-1 Netherlands, Euro 1996

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by Allan Kemp It seems hard to believe but today isthe 20th anniversary of England 4-1 Netherlands. A game still widely regarded as England's finest performance since 1966. A game that ignited Euro...

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Retro Football: The Strange Tale Of Gary & Phil Neville Almost Causing A Diplomatic Incident In China Just Weeks Before Euro 96

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The year was 1996andEngland as a nation was gearing up for Euro 1996. England the national team were busy limbering up with a string of pre-tournament friendlies, most of which passed by in a haze of uninspired mediocrity.

However and this is a new one on Pies it would appear that one of England's pre-Euro '96 jollies came perilously close tospilling over into a full-blown international diplomatic incident.

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On This Day In 1988: 17-Year-Old Alan Shearer Starts His Goalscoring Career With A Bang (Video)

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On 8th April 1988, Southampton's prized young gem, a spindly blonde urchin by the name of Alan Shearer, opened his senior goal-scoring account in style.

At the tender age of 17 years and 240 days, Shearer got things under way with a hat-trick against Arsenal at The Dell and, in doing so, became the youngest player to score a hat-trick in the top flight of English football.