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Shearer v Keane - Will It Happen?

Roy Keane has joined Sunderland and obviously his number one priority is getting his shell-shocked troops into the Premiership to face bitter rivals Newcastle United.

I'll never forget the day we went to the City Ground to play Nottingham Forest in an FA Cup replay. Forest won 3-0, Keane scored and ran to the Toon end (who had out-chanted the the home fans despite the score) and made a gesture, shouting '**** you Geordie *******!'

Since then we have had the classic Shearer/Keane battles that have seen the then Man Utd midfielder walk the walk at St James' Park.

He swung a punch at Shearer when the GOALden Boy called him a prat. But Shearer saw the hay-maker and dodged it. A big regret to Keane, who said in his book 'I wish I'd connected'.

But Shearer was better than him then, and when the Geordie legend DOES take over at Newcastle, he'll be a better manager too.

Niall Quinn has got himself a passionate man - no doubt - but a man who has walked out of more situations than I can care to remember. He is a quitter! Ask his previous clubs ... ask his country.

Will the Shearer/Keane situation ever happen?

I doubt it. Keane won't see out the season at Wearside. He said yesterday 'I thought to myself 'Why Not''.

By Christmas he will have a list as long as your arm!




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The Journalist

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Date:Wednesday August 30 2006

Time: 12:44PM

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SHEARER WILL BE OBVIOUSLY THE BETTER MANAGER ONCE HE BECOMES A MANAGER CAN'T WAIT TILL HE TAKES OVER TOON BUT I CAN SEE A WORLD CLASS MANAGER IN SHEARER AND THEN U LOOK AT KEANE AND U SEE MONEY,MONEY,MONEY HE TILL AIN'T FINISHED OFF PAYIN FOR HIS NEW HOUSE HE'S BUILT AND GETTIN 5 MILL TO DO THAT SUNDAY LEAG JOB AT SCUMBERLAND I WOULD SAY NO TO 5 MILL LOL AND AV A LOOK AT SOUTHGATE EN ALL I MEAN THE GEEZ AIN'T GOTTA CLUE WOT HE'S DOING BUYIN A INJURY RAVAGED PLAYER IN WOODGATE LOL WOTS HE DOING I MEAN TO GET 13 MILL FOR WOODGATE WHEN WE DID WAS BEST BIT OF BUISNESS THE TOONS DONE AND THEN U AV KEANE SAYIN SUNDERLAND HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BECOME AS BIG AS NEWCASTLE LOL PLZ IS THAT THE WORLD CLASS MANAGER SPEEKIN HERE QUIN PROMISSED YA LOL IT'LL BE LIKE A BULL IN A CHINA SHOP ONCE HE TAKES OVER TRUST AND I MEAN WHO'S GONNA WANT TO GO TO SUNDERLAND TO PLAY UNDER KEANE AND BE A LAUGHING STOCK I MEAN UR CLUB IS A CALAMITY ITS A JOKE QUIN AS MANAGER WITH KEANE IN CHARGE OF THE 1ST TEAM LOL AND IF HE CAME TO ME AND SHOUTIED U F***** GEORDIE C**** I WOULD'T HESITATE IN RAMMING ME HAND DOWN HIS THROAT TAKIN HIS DENCHERS WIT HIM I WOULD LOVE TO SMACK THAT P**** IN THE CHOPS LOL
geordie boys
Typical Geordie comments. Take your head out your arse. There's no way you could possibly say that Shearer will be a better manager. I'm a Sunderland supporter, but I can still say that Shearer is a model professional and has the attributes to be a good manager, but no more than Keane can. Both men are legends of the game. How can the dip stick that posted before me see a world class manager in Shearer, but not in Keane. Take your black and white tinted classes off and look at the big picture. Everybody who is anybody has already said that they think that Keane will be a top manager. Bryan Robson, Sir Alex, David Plat, McLaren, Bobby Robson!!!! and many more. Are telling me that they are wrong and you're right? You know nothing about football and what you've just posted makes you look like a fool. In fact, quite a lot of people would like to play under Roy Keane. Many, many professionals have the utmost respect for both Quinn and Keane. If you can't see that then my point is proven. You're just a dozey Geordie that can't see past his own gravy stained black and white shirt. Sorry to any real Newcastle fans who know what they're actually talking about, bu this guys is just idiot. A Mackem that know what he's talkin' about!
jpjenkins
Oh, not only that. Keane has worked under the best managers in Clough, Ferguson and Strachan and is also a greater leader and organiser. Shearer is learning trade of people like Roder, Souness, Gullit...hmmmmm. Keane has leant from the best, Shearer hasn't. Get your fact right before come talkin' pap!
jpjenkins
Im geordie through and through, and a season ticket holder for Newcastle, but I have to say jpjenkins has a point. You are talking about 2 men in the same mould, strong willed, seriously ambitious and whilst both men are professional, I would obviously suggest Shearers touch has a more mature controlled responsible approach rather than Buck Rogers ! It wouldnt be fair to compete the two, Shearer is a geordie, loves the club, and has nothing to prove in the eyes of the fans. Whilst Keane, Irish (what is it with Mackem Irish), will win the crowd because of his tough mentality, but he still starts from scratch. Needless to say, I think Keane reminds me of Mark Hughes, it will take him several years to stop his gritted teeth approach to football, and have a more mindful control of his responsibities. Either way, I see Roy K maybe being number 2 to SAF, possibly grooming him to take over. He is Man yoo through and through. So unfortunately Sunderland, if he is a success, enjoy it whilst it lasts ! Good point though jp !
daniel_spurs
incidently, I aint a spurs fan, I used the alias to bake a few spuds :P
daniel_spurs
TP Jenkins you maybe right about Sir Bobby and Ferguson thinking that Keane will make a good manager, but on sky tv a bit back Quinn, his chairman voiced the opinion that he would never make a manager. There's been bad blood between Quinn and Keane in the past put that together with Quinns original thoughts about Keane as a manager and you have a volatile mix. We know Keane does't forgive and forget. Ask Haaland.
Lalas
Can't stand Shearer or Keane but would be cheering Shearer on if I had to choose! Why do people expect Keane to make a good manager? Is it because he's diplomatic, has tact in abundance, always thinks things through before acting, remains calm in a crisis, is a good communicator who never offends anyone, etc, etc!! He'll be a nightmare once the honeymooon period ends, bad choice Niall.
ValsPal
OI U SAY THE TWO BLOKES ARE LEGENDS I DOD'T THINK SO AV U EVER SEEN SHEARER TRYIN END SOMEONE'S CAREA ???/ NO U HAVE'T KEANE DOES'T AV THE RIGHT TO BE A CALLED A LEGEND IF U WANT TO LOOK AT A LEGEND LOOK AT SHEARER AM IM SURPRSIED AT THAT NEWCASTLE FAN SAYIN HE'S GOTTA POINT ABOUT BOTH PLAYERS IN SAME MOULD LOL NOT EVEN IN SAME CLASS AND U CALL KEANE A PROFESION LOL JOKE ALL DAY LONG SO A PROFESSIONAL GOES OUT TO END SOME ONE'S CAREA DO THEY LOL AND THEN THAT COMMENT AT BOTTOM FROM VALSPAL KEANE REMAINS CALM AT ALL TIMES AS I SAID HE TRIED TO END THAT PLAYERS CAREA HE SAID IT HIMSELF UVE NEVER 1 SEEN SHEARER TRY TO END SOMEONE'S CAREA OR THROW BALL'S AT PLAYERS HEADS OR GET IN A FIGHT IN THE TUNNEL BEFOUR A MATCH LOL U ALL CALL KEAN A PROFESSIONAL? HOW LONG YA HEAD BEEN UO YA A** THOSES WHO CALL KEANE A GOOD PLAYER FROM NEWCASTLE CAN F*** OFF CAUSE IF THEY WERE REAL SUPPORTERS LIKE 99% OF US IN TOON ARE THEY WOULD'T COME OUT WIT SUCH BULL S*** LIKE THAT JUST SHOW'S HOW PEOPLE THINK THESE DAYS
geordie boys
OI JPJENKINS U SAY PEEPS GOT RESPECT FOR HIM I AIN'T NOT AFTER HE BROKE THAT PLAYERS LEG ON PURPOSE AND U SAY MANY PLAYERS WOULD LOVE TO PLAY UNDER HIM LOL LETS SEE HOW MANY GO TO THE STADIUM OF S**** LOL AND U SAY A SORRY TO ANY REAL NEWCASTLE FAN WHO KNOW'S ANYTING BOUT FOOTBALL WELL THOES 99% OF THEM WOULD AGREE WIT ME LOL AND U CALL ME A DOZY GEORDIE I AIN'T NO GERODIE MATE BUT I AV THE SAME PASION AS THOSES THAT LIVE IN NEWCASTLE SWEAR DOWN BIN A NEWCASTLE FAN ALL ME LIFE AND I NA WOT IM SAYIN MATE BELIEVE ME MAN AND U SAY A MACKEM THAT KNOWS WOTS HE'S TALKIN BOUT LOL U SAY IM A FOOL LOOK WOT U JUST WRITTEN U SAD MOTHER F***** WHO'S THE FOOL NOW HOMIE EVERY NEWCASTLE FAN WILL BE LAUGHING AT YA LOL ALL MACKEMS ARE A JOKES IF I RUELED THIS COUNTRY THERE WOULD'T BE A SUNDERLAND OR ANY MACKEMS,ID AV TO GET THE COUNCIL TO STERILISE THE CITY BEFOUR ANY 1 COULD GO BCK THEIR CAUSE LETS FACE IT YA DOD'T NA WOT YA GONNA CATCH LOL TOON ARMY FOR TOP 6 MAN EASY NOTHIN LESS SUNDERLAND TO GET RELERGATED AGAIN LOL WOT A SHAME LOL
geordie boys
geordie boy I sense some anger in you. I think that as there in no chance of Sunderland getting promoted, there is a chance that you boys will be playing them next season. From what I saw on Sunday you have a chance of being in a relegation battle. All your transfer targets are turning you down. Your best players are injured or want to leave. You have Roeder as a manager. Titus bumble in defence. Do I need to go on? Just look at the banner on top of this page. There is Shearer (quit), Owen (crocked), Boumsong (gone and crap), Given (so called 'cause he keeps Given goals away), Babyaro (sex case) and Bumble (Sunday League reserve). So I predict Keane and Shearer will be getting it on in the fizzy pop league.
voiceoftheholte
all r transfer tagets are turning us down like martins ya mean yeah like duff ya mean yeah like sibieski ya mean yeah ok oi mate when ya know some ting about football let me know and u say given is given goals away is that y he was voted best keeper in prem leag last season lol oi mate av a day off some people really ain't gotta clue bout football like this pr*** here lol
geordie boys
geordie boys ... Milner doesn't want to be there. Duff is overated. Martins is the biggest waste of money since ......... well since we bought Balaban unfortunately. Sibierski. Rossi and best of all you have got Bernard back. You lot really have not got a scooby doo and you wonder why your trophy cabinet is empty. In all fairness though I have a sneaking suspicion that your trophy room was robbed the other day, because I keep getting offered cheap black and white carpet. Altogether now ........... down to join the Mackems, you're going down to join the Mackems, down to join the Mackems, you're going down to join the Mackems.
voiceoftheholte
 

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