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Alan Shearer and Terry Venables The Dream Team For Newcastle United?

6 years ago

Last weekend I sat impatiently watching Sky Sports News, staring worryingly at the TV as Swansea were leading us 2-1.

Then…a goal at Swansea, but which way had it gone? Please not another goal to Swansea, the Stoke game had been too much to bear. Cisse equalizes, cue unrestrained celebrations – the relief of getting a draw after the abomination at Stoke.

This is what supporting Newcastle United does to you, miserable and depressed like last Monday night then intermingled with rare moments of joy, regardless I wear my Newcastle United shirts with pride – win, lose or draw.  Which can take a bit of resolve.

Alan Pardew’s hanging on and Mike Ashley seemingly undecided about whether to give his manager a P45 or yet another chance, what would we give for a great like Sir Bobby Robson to lead us up the table.

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Who could lead us up the table? Terry Venables has thrown his hat in the ring, he and Alan Shearer would be a great choice as Terry did save Middlesbrough from relegation with a similarly underachieving team.

Glenn Hoddle at Southampton kept them up and played good attacking football. Then there is Steve Bruce, who managed our rivals Sunderland but is doing well at Hull.

We need heroes both in the dugout and on the pitch. Sadly Pardew’s time is up and we need a managerial change if our season is going to have a happy ending. Continue with the much maligned and under pressure manager and it could be such a huge gamble that even Ashley could not dare contemplate.

We are holding out for a hero, he’s got to be strong (apologies to Bonnie Tyler)….and he has got to be ready for a possible relegation dogfight.


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