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Alan Hansen Backs Shearer Move

Alan Hansen Backs Shearer Move

Alan Hansen, pundit for the New Football Pools says Newcastle have made a shrewd move taking Alan Shearer back to Newcastle for the last 8 games of the season.

'I must say this is a very shrewd move from Mike Ashley to bring Alan back to the club for the final 8 matches as it`s sure to galvanise the crowd and in turn the team. Any professional footballer will tell you that the atmosphere at St James` Park is extra special when the fans are fully behind the team and that`s sure to be the case for the rest of the season. That atmosphere will lift the players for sure.

We don`t have a crystal ball so we won`t know whether Alan can keep the side in the Premier League but one thing`s for certain, Newcastle have a far better chance now than they did without Shearer at the helm.

Alan was always going to return to the club at some stage as Newcastle is in his blood. He turned down moves to join the club before as he wanted to be number one and now he`s got it. It will be a challenge for Al as Newcastle face a number of hard games but this appointment will lift spirits on Tyneside replacing gloom with much needed optimism. A win can change things dramatically at the bottom of the table but Alan faces a tough home clash with Chelsea for his managerial debut.

There are two ways of thinking about the Chelsea game. You can either see it as a match unlikely to yield any points or face the game knowing that if you can beat a side like Chelsea then you are up and running. It`s not a great start on paper but in terms of the confidence that could be gained from grabbing a result then surely it could prove to be a major boost. Performances mean nothing at this stage, it`s the points that are mega important.

Chelsea are notoriously hard to beat but knowing Alan as I do, I`m sure he is relishing this opportunity and hopefully his confidence can rub off on the Newcastle players. I`ve no idea whether Alan will stay beyond the final 8 games of the season as he is his own man so will make any decisions himself but what I do know is that Newcastle is very much in his blood and he will be doing everything in his power to keep them in the Premier League. I wish him luck.'

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Thursday April 2 2009
Time: 3:35PM

Comments

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Would love to know if the money being talked about in the press is right. Surely a million for 8 games + another for keeping you folks up is just paper talk?
The Fear
02/04/2009 15:52:00
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Would love to know if the money being talked about in the press is right. Surely a million for 8 games + another for keeping you folks up is just paper talk?
The Fear
02/04/2009 15:52:00
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Hansen is just looking to more MOTD appearances for himself :-)
merlin
02/04/2009 20:53:00
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Hansen is just looking to more MOTD appearances for himself :-)
merlin
02/04/2009 20:53:00
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