UK time is: 06:35:21
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Shearer Reaction: Shaka Hislop

Speaking to ESPN Sports, our former goalkeeper / legend mate of Brian Lara, Shaka Hislop spoke out today saying that the impetus behind the move for Big Al was prompted repeatedly by the senior players in the dressing room. The ex-T&T international said:

'It's a little bit risky given Alan's lack of managerial experience but I think it's the right decision. I've spoken to a number of senior players at Newcastle United and they felt that Alan Shearer was the right appointment and had been feeling so for quite some time.

He definitely has the makings of a good manager - he's a student of the game and a winner; he'll bring that a Newcastle team who have forgotten how to win and forgotten how to be resilient. In the long term I think it's a great appointment. Alan is all Newcastle United and I believe he will be the right man.

He's a winner through and through - you saw that as a player. He's a very focused man and will go into this job with his eyes wide open. I think he'll deliver.

When you find yourself in the position Newcastle do, you need a certain amount of authority. A new manager always brings about a reaction and that is what they need. I'm certain he goes in on his own terms, knowing the task ahead. He needs to re-establish a certain work ethic. Speaking to some of the players its one of the things that's got away from the club a bit - the players have not fully appreciated the responsibility when they pull on that black-and-white shirt.

I think he'll get a response and the results will come. If they can at least put out a decent performance against Chelsea it gives Alan something to build on. I think he'll stay on regardless of what happens at the end of the season. If Newcastle stay up he'll see his short time in charge as successful and will be under enormous pressure from fans to stay. If they go down he will feel disheartened by it and he'll want to do something about it.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



For the very latest Premier League odds

Free 15 bet when you spend 5 on The New Football Pools




Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Ross Molyneux Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday April 1 2009

Time: 11:10PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Newcastle United Articles

NUFC Players In Call Up (Friday August 22 2014)

Injury Rules Out Transfer Target (Friday August 22 2014)

Santon Injury Blow (Thursday August 21 2014)

de Jong Expected To Make Debut (Thursday August 21 2014)

Liam Sweeney Funeral Attended By Many (Thursday August 21 2014)

Funeral For Liam Later Today. (Thursday August 21 2014)

Ashley Continues To Sell The NUFC Soul (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Man City Double Swoop Unlikely (Tuesday August 19 2014)

NUFC Cracks Papered Over (Tuesday August 19 2014)

Toon Kids Play Out Draw (Monday August 18 2014)

Archived Newcastle United Articles

List All TOTT Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Toon_NoMatterWot 256
2. AMac 196
3. Rexn 174
4. OldLeazes 105
5. Wilco 103
6. nufc_carl88 76
7. billybobcat 74
8. officemonkey 63
9. vin1892 63
10. thecorner 56

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Newcastle 0 - 2 Man City

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Man Utd 1 0 0 1 -1 0
15. Southampton 1 0 0 1 -1 0
16. Q.P.R. 1 0 0 1 -1 0
17. Stoke 1 0 0 1 -1 0
18. West Ham 1 0 0 1 -1 0
19. Burnley 1 0 0 1 -2 0
20. Newcastle 1 0 0 1 -2 0

Breaking League News

Swansea City To Sign Striker For 1.75m?
Swansea : 22/08/2014 22:12:00
Odemwingie and Cameron set to return against Hull
Stoke : 22/08/2014 21:18:00
Scout Report: Everton
Arsenal : 22/08/2014 20:43:00
N'Diaye Joins Betis On Permanent Deal.
Sunderland : 22/08/2014 20:31:00
Borini Saga Continues Even Longer.
Sunderland : 22/08/2014 20:18:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where do you think NUFC will finish this season?
Suggested By:  Talk of the Tyne
Top 1%
Top 4 7%
Europa league places 31%
Mid table 50%
Relegated 11%