Archive for the ‘Alan Shearer’ Category

Which Newcastle United manager had the longest balls?

Posted February 21st, 2013 by workyticket | 7 Comments

Since I wrote a few pieces on how Alan Pardew’s Newcastle United had become the biggest “long ball” side in the Premiership this season some time ago, It piqued my curiosity to look beyond and see how the “route one” style favoured by Pardew this term compared with that of his predecessors, and possibly, what […]

Joe Kinnear – Underrated at Newcastle?

Posted February 16th, 2013 by workyticket | 37 Comments

In Joe Kinnear’s “Talk Sport” interview just over a week ago with Richard Keys and Andy Gray, besides being touched as Kinnear recalled the awful series of events which befell him after his reign at Newcastle, not just the heart episode which forced him into retirement but also the loss of his only son Elliott […]

Why Shearer is right, and wrong about Ashley’s lack of investment

Posted December 18th, 2012 by workyticket | 42 Comments

Writing in his column for the Sun, Alan Shearer has laid the blame squarely at the door of Mike Ashley for the Newcastle United’s current lack of form. “Newcastle missed a huge opportunity in the summer” he began, continuing: “Having punched above their weight last season and almost made it into the top four [sic], […]

What must Debuchy and Cabaye think about this Anita deal?

Posted August 16th, 2012 by workyticket | 129 Comments

So it has come from the horse’s mouth, well, Vurnon Anita’s mouth anyway, that Ajax and Newcastle United have agreed a fee of around €8.5 million, or around £6.7 million plus bonuses for Vurnon Anita. A medical supposedly happened yesterday, though there doesn’t seem to be any definitive news as I write this on personal […]

The Alan Shearer Foundation – A United Legend, a Great Cause

Posted June 3rd, 2012 by UTD111 | 10 Comments

If those folk down in London don’t give Sir Alan Shearer his knighthood soon, I reckon we should just make him a Geordie knight anyway! As some Newcastle fans will know, Alan Shearer got involved with St Cuthbert’s Care in Newcastle in 2006 when he donated £320,000 of his testimonial proceeds towards the completion of […]

Carroll nervous. Shearer pessimistic.

Posted March 28th, 2012 by Hugh de Payen | 72 Comments

Former Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll expresses his nervousness about his visit with Liverpool to St James’ Park on Sunday, while Alan Shearer writes off our chances of Champions League qualification. Andy Carroll has confessed to nerves about his trip to St James’ Park on the weekend, saying: “I don’t usually get nervous but this […]

Away Five Oh! Tottenham Hotspur 5, Newcastle United 0.

Posted February 12th, 2012 by UTD111 | 52 Comments

Venue: White Hart Lane. Date: Saturday 11th Feb, 2012. Kick-off: 5.30pm. Referee: Andre Marriner. For Newcastle United, this was a day to forget – started poorly, defended poorly, played poorly” Those words uttered by Sir Alan Shearer just about summed up this game for us. To be fair, Alan equally poured lavish praise on the […]

Club toughens stance on Simmo contract

Posted November 25th, 2011 by Hugh de Payen | 33 Comments

Comments from Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew appear to indicate that Danny Simpson is now at the ‘take or leave it’ stage in contract negotiations. Further to my article a few days ago in which I mentioned the contract situation with Danny Simpson, it seems the club is toughening its stance a bit more if […]

Derek Llambias blasts past managers in expletive-ridden tirade

Posted November 13th, 2011 by Hugh de Payen | 64 Comments

Newcastle United Managing Director Derek Llambias serves up an expletive-ridden speech against Keegan, Shearer, Hughton and Carroll. Amidst all the furore of stadium renaming, you’d think one of the things our Managing Director would try to do is talk around the fans and sweeten them up to the whole fiasco. Well that might be what […]

Were Keegan’s “Entertainers” really the blueprint for Barcelona, Manchester City and Manchester United?

Posted October 10th, 2011 by workyticket | 35 Comments

Speaking in a recent interview (here and here) on his “Entertainers” side of the 1990s, ex Newcastle United manager, Kevin Keegan, suggested that his own “Entertainers” side of the ‘nineties were the vanguard for current attacking teams such as Barcelona, Manchester City and Manchester United. Speaking on the eve of a reunion last weekend with […]