Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

Shearer Warned Off Toon Job!

Shearer Warned Off Toon Job!

I would have thought there is not a player alive who knows more about Newcastle United than Alan Shearer. Not only has he just equalled Jackie Milburn's goalscoring record, be he is a life-long Toon fan and was a ball-boy when Kevin Keegan made his debut.

No matter how you look at it ... that is a very impressive CV. Yet some guy from the Plymouth Herald has warned the GOALden-Boy to stay clear of the Newcatle manager's job. Obviously he knows more about Newcastle!

'I was very fortunate to play against Shearer when he was younger at Southampton, during my Bournemouth days, and he was a handful even then. He has had a fantastic career and he's a legend in Newcastle. I have no doubt in my mind that one day he will manage the football club.

'Whether that's the right thing for Alan to do or not, I don't know. Only time will tell. Sometimes, when you put yourself up as a manager, all those great occasions and memories of being a player can be washed away. If I was in Shearer's position, I'm not so sure I would do it.

'It has definitely proved to be a poisoned chalice to a lot of managers, although they will give Alan much more grace and time than anybody else on this planet. But, at the end of the day, if you don't get the results he could come under the same microscope that Sir Bobby Robson has come under, as well as Kenny Dalglish, Graeme Souness and people of that magnitude.'



Register on this site via the drop down menu and leave feedback to this story below or click here to join in the debates on the forum.

Go on, get vitalled!

Writer:
Date:Thursday January 12 2006
Time: 12:38PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Newcastle United Articles

New Rules For 2016/17 - Reminder

With only a few weeks to go until proper football returns following our (again) unsuccessful...

FA Cup Set For 4th Sub Trial

The Football Association have confirmed that if IFAB approval is given, the FA Cup in 2016/17...

Newcastle Opt Against Cup Games

Newcastle have turned down the chance to compete in the EFL Trophy.

EFL Trophy Academy Teams Confirmed

A short time ago, we finally had an announcement confirming which 16 Category One Academy sides would be taking part in this year's trial with the EFL Trophy.

Archived TOTT Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

Ken Waugh
no email
Profile
TNMW
Editor email
Profile
Ian Smith
no email
Profile
Rexn
no email
Profile
BowburnMag
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Spurs MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Darlow10%
Janmaat1%
Taylor1%
Mbemba1%
Dummett1%
Tiote1%
Colback1%
Wijnaldum5%
Sissoko24%
Townsend44%
Mitrovic4%
Sub - Shelvey1%
Sub - Aarons3%
Sub - Sterry3%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Aston Villa 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Barnsley 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Birmingham 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Blackburn 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Brentford 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Brighton 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Bristol City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Burton 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Cardiff 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Derby County 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Fulham 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Huddersfield 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Ipswich 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Leeds Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Preston 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Q.P.R. 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Reading 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Rotherham 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Sheff Wed 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Wigan 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Wolves 0 0 0 0 0 0
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Toon_NoMatterWot129
2.officemonkey65
3.billybobcat58
4.PieMag50
5.daftladguy36
6.BLACKBOB30
7.vin189230
8.Pellet23
9.Rytoon20
10.keggy_keagal19