Results tagged “Alan Shearer” from ChronicleLive - Blog on the Tyne - Newcastle United Blog

Well that's the Tyne-Tees ding dong over for what could be at least another season and Newcastle United were probably much, much happier with the point than Middlesbrough by the end.

At times United were poor at the Riverside but they showed they have the ability to dig in and scrape a result when it matters most and more importanly they didn't cave in.

Even a neutral could have sensed that the game meant much more to Boro and in the end it must have felt like a defeat for Gordon Strachan's side.

When Newcastle United head to the Riverside on Saturday it's safe to say that every Geordie who makes the journey down the A19 will be wishing Gordon Strachan the very worst in the Tees-Tyne tussle (I don't think many of us reckon it's a derby).

But to some of us, it doesn't seem like that long ago, that we were all singing his name in the Bigg Market.

Let me take you back to May 1997...

A load of tosh against Posh

By Lee Ryder on Sep 23, 09 02:57 PM

Well that was a complete waste of everybody's time and money at London Road wasn't it?

Unless of course you are a Peterborough fan that is after a performance they believed was so good they produced a DVD the morning after the night before.

The loyal 2,500 fans who made the journey to London Road probably deserve a refund from Mike Ashley after this one.

And not because some of the Toon kids suffered stage fright on a tough evening against one of Newcastle's Championship counterparts.

If Mike Ashley eventually does turn to Alan Shearer to haul Newcastle United out of the brown stuff - Big Al would every right to reply with a big fat no given that it would be the ultimate insult.

In doing so, he'd probably be cutting his nose off to spite his face but Shearer's life has been turned upside down in the last six months and the comments from his close pal Rob Lee today merely underline that Ashley has never had any intention of bringing back the legendary number 9.

Many fans have suspected for months exactly what Lee is implying in his latest outburst.

ALAN Shearer tonight finally broke his silence on the Newcastle United crisis by claiming: "I'd take the job now."

Big Al has not spoken on the record since the 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa which sent the Magpies crashing into the Championship.

And on the back of the shameful 6-1 defeat at Leyton Orient in East London yesterday fans chanted the name of Shearer at Sir Bobby Robson's big match between West Germany and England at St James's Park.

Shearer said: "I want it sorted out as quickly as anyone else does.

"I'm a fan, just like anyone else.

"I don't like to see the situation the club is in.


Lee Ryder

Lee Ryder - Proudly born and bred on Tyneside, the Chronicle's chief sports writer has followed the fortunes of the club over the last three decades as a Toon fan and football writer.

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