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Alan Shearer Receives CBE – Speaks Out On Sexual Abuse

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Alan Shearer received his CBE at Buckingham Palace from the Duke of Cambridge who is President of the FA. Alan received theOBE from the Queen back in 2001 and the CBE is one level below a knighthood. Alan Shearer receiving CBE from the Duke of Cambridge today First of all from that photo above, it [.

Newcastle Legend – His Heart Is In The Right Place

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Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer will be honored today by the Duke of Cambridge at a Buckingham Palace ceremony with an CBE and it's for his charity work. The Duke of Cambridge is the President of the Football Association. Alan has put in a lot of time for Charity in the north-east and he deserves [.

Alan Shearer Takes A Swipe At That Awful Referee

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We just watched the game again when we were shockingly beaten 2-1 at the City Gerund by Nottingham Forest and the referee was simply embarrassing in the many mistakes he made tonight and most of them were dead against Newcastle. When you award two dodgy penalties in the first half and send off two [.

Alan Shearer Bemoans Loss To Hull

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Alan Shearer took to Twitter after the Newcastle loss to Hull last night when we beaten 3-1 on penalties after dominating large parts of the game. We missed our chances and conceded a sloppy goal and whenever you do that it's a recipe for losing the game. That's what happened last night Very poor pens [.

Shearer Explains Why Rafa Could Leave Newcastle

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We wrote a piece this morning in which we said we hoped Mike Ashley would give Rafa Benitez and his coaching staffnew and improved contracts given that we do get promotedbackto the Premier League this season. We suggested 10 year contracts given that Mike was willing to give the mediocre Alan Pardew and his [.

Alan Shearer Recognizes Gerrard As One Of The Greats

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Steven Gerrard announced his retirement fromfootball today at the age 36 and ended what wasa great career for Liverpool and for England. He was one player who could fulfill his dream of playing for his home town club and he spent 17 seasons at Anfield. Steven made his debut for Liverpool in 1998 when he [.

Alan Shearer’s Surprising Comments On Sunderland

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I have a friend Peter here in Raleigh who was born and bred in Sunderland and follows the side over here in the US. He's not too happy at the moment although two successive wins gives all Sunderland supporters hope they can survive in the Premier League this season. Butit will be a struggle and [..

Former Players Respond To Newcastle’s Fantastic Run

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A few of our former players took to Twitter yesterday after our great 2-0 win at Elland Road. With nine wins on the trot, Rafa Benitez now has the chance of becoming the first Newcastle manager ever in our long 124 year history to register 10 wins in a row. Blackburn Rovers are the visitors [...]

Alan Shearer’s Reaction To An Emotional Tribute To Gary Speed

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It was great to see the two sets of fans yesterday come together for an emotional tribute to Gary Speed after 11 minutes of the game at Elland Road. Gary had played for both United's in his great career and the players wore Gary Speed T-shirts before the game in honor of the midfielder who [...]

Alan Shearer Reacts To Newcastle’s 9th Win In A Row

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In what was meant to be a really stern test for Newcastle today we came out with a good 2-0 win at Elland Road and the lads showed they can produce when everything is on the line. And it was that man Dwight Gayle who scored both Newcastle's goals to take his tally this season [...]

This Was One Of Greatest Premier League Games Ever – Video

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It was Sir Bobby Robson's home debut as the Newcastle manager and we were bottom of the league and Sheffield Wednesday who were the visitors that day to St. James' Park on September 19th, 1999 were second bottom. It was the proverbial 6 pointer so early in the season. Newcastle were bottom with just 1 [.

Reports: Newcastle United ‘Hold Talks’ Over Return Of Iconic 1990s Shirt Sponsor

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Fantastic news for anybody permanently living in the past i.e, all Newcastle fans with the word on the wire being that the club are "in talks" with Newcastle Brown Ale to reinstate the brewery as their principal shirt sponsor.

The iconic big blue star graced the Newcastle kitthroughout the 1980s and into the mid-to-late 1990s, featuring prominently during the club's last flush of success.

Shearer On What It Takes To Be Great At Newcastle

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Alan Shearer has done it all he's captained England and he's captained Newcastle United. Alanwas signed by Newcastle in 1996 for a then world record fee of £15M and many would say Alan is the best buy the club has ever made in the transfer marketto bring one of our own back to Newcastle. [...]

Alan Shearer’s Witty Reaction To Yesterday’s Results

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With Sunderland losing 4-1 at home to Arsenal yesterday they have made the worst start ever to a Premier League season equalling Manchester City's 2 points from 10 game back in the 1995-1996 season. Newcastle won their sixth game in a row in the Championship yesterdaywith a hard fought 2-1 win at Preston and have [.

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

English Premier League

Stadium Of Dark: Jermain Defoe Becomes Eighth Player To Score 150 Premier League Goals As Lights Go Out In Sunderland (Photos)

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Jermain Defoe netted his 150th Premier League goal on Saturday, as Sunderland secured a precious 3-0 home win against Hull.

However, the game was temporarily suspended in the second-half after, in the mother of all ironies, the lights went out at the Stadium of Light.

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Defoe netted his first-ever Premier League goal for West Ham in a 3-2 win over Ipswich on 28 October 2001.

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.

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 [.

England

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.

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.

The Rest

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 Reacts To Newcatle’s Disastrous Relegation

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