Alan Shearer spending 10 years at Newcastle United didn’t go down too well with Sunderland fans.

A world record signing, Newcastle fan all his life, Shearer scored a few goals in that NUFC decade.

Sunderland fans celebrated when one of their players prematurely ended the great man’s career.

However, even that day saw Alan Shearer have the last laugh, as with only weeks to go until he was due to retire anyway, he scored a penalty (see above) in a 4-1 win on Wearside.

Moving forward 12 years and the Newcastle United legend is one of the main men on the BBC’s excellent coverage of the World Cup and especially England.

So good is he in fact, that the vast majority of Sunderland fans are having to grudgingly acknowledge what a great bloke, well pundit, Alan Shearer is.

Sunderland fans comment via their Ready To Go message board:

‘Like all Geordies, sorry mags, boring bas…’

‘Rates Pickford and Henderson .

Know a player.’

‘Ex England centre forward gets pi..ed with the BBC team and absolutely revels in our team’s performance in this tournament?

What’s not to be happy about?’

‘100% this – every English footy fan should be enjoying this so fair play to them.’

‘Living it up in Russia supporting England in the World Cup.

As much as I like Kane, I’d love Shearer in our starting line right now. He was tremendous.’

‘Like any safc fan hated him as a player but he’s always been brutally honest when it comes to us.

Praises us when it’s warranted respect him more than likes of Chris Sutton who doesn’t have a good word to say about us and clearly has an agenda against us.’

‘Why would you kane is going to get far more goals than Shearer.’

‘Agree, always been pretty fair – still a tw.. though.’

‘Actually really like Shearer…I missed out on the generation of hating him for playing for the Mags n’ that, and obviously any banter to do with Sunderland I’ll call him a w…er, but as a pundit, he’s toppa!’

‘Take our red and white specs off. He is a good pundit.’

‘He is! Has a lot of respect for us.’

‘Totally agree mate.

Excellent pundit.’

‘Despise the black and white c…, always have, and always will.’

‘Baldy knacker.’

‘As a pundit he’s balanced and knowledgable. As a player he was great but selfish.

Thankfully he’s not charismatic or he might have saved the Geordies as manager in 2009. As a pundit he’s demonstrated many times that he can deliver a balanced assessment of Sunderland performances and that of Sunderland players.

When I saw the post I thought it was a knee jerk to have a dig at Shearer.

For me I detested him as a player, but I’ve grown to appreciate him and his analysis – so much better than the clowns on ITV (Wrighty excepted).’

‘Proud Englishman celebrating us making the semis.

I hated him as a player but as a pundit he’s always been decent to be honest. He’s given us credit whenever it was due.’

‘I really like Shearer to be honest since he hung up his boots, one of the best pundits on tv.’

‘Couldn’t give a monkeys if he played for the mags or not, celebrating England’s win so fair play to him. If anything he’s always been pretty constructive with his views on us when loads of other pundits just put the boot in.

Some right petty f…ers on here like.’



  • Leazes.

    Not as petty as you will ever be Simon!

    Right then….hands up all those people how think Shearer is a Geordie?

    Its about time I said something on this matter, because I keep getting clobbered for daring to question things which are sacred to to point of blindness and bitterness.

    I always thought there was something else in Shearers accent…. he drops his ‘aitches’ with precision that you will find in last of the summer wine or there’s a Coronation Street quality to his accent which denotes that he was brought up in a household where he thinks it normal., obviously born on Tyneside like Ryder but influences from the ‘black pudding’ north. Which fits nicely into the BBC’s idea of what a Geordie is, He could easily get a job as an extra on ‘Whatever happened to the likely lads’ pet.

    • Geordiegiants

      WTF????? Leazes

      • Leazes.

        Ouch….. Sacred Cow! I wouldn’t have written that without knowing the answer now would I?

    • pedrodelgardo

      Can I put my hand down now please Leazes? it’s getting sore.

      • Leazes.

        Aye

    • Mark Davies

      Hahaha howay Leazes this ones daft even for you.

      It must be great being the perfect geordie. Perhaps you can start a course on how to be one as it seems a lot of us, now Shearer included need some.

      Lighten up sometimes haha

      • TheNutJob

        He`s a Northumbrian warrior

    • Rich Lawson

      I’d have him in one of several Alan Armstrong roles,the milkman or best of all the bolshy bloke in the pub (The Black Horse ?),be incredible to see Bob t##t Shearer for dissing Terry !

    • SuperDesHamilton

      A think he is a Geordie born & bred…when it suits him. Probably hates his roots like bobby charlton hates his

      • TheNutJob

        He lives in Newcastle, he wouldn`t do so if he hated it

        • Rich Lawson

          Dare I guess Darras Hall ?

          • TheNutJob

            If you had £50m in the bank you`d hardly live anywhere else, would you.

          • Rich Lawson

            No,but it’s getting a bit over developed now. My best mate as a kiddy lived on Runnymede Rd in a bungalow. When his folks got to old to maintain it they put it up for sale. Developer came round,didn’t want to see the inside of the property just measured the garden and agreed to pay the £300k asking price straight away. Shearer was looking for a place for his in laws to be a bit closer and his agent came round and offered £50k over the asking price. Being old people of principle who had already agreed a deal they said no. Agent said ”would it make a difference if I got Alan to come round and talk to you” ? His mam said ”No I don’t want that awful man in my house” Still makes me laugh to this day.

        • SuperDesHamilton

          Aye that part of Newcastle is like another world compared to the rest of Newcastle where us mere mortals reside

          • TheNutJob

            you live to what you earn, don`t you

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Not really he’s not forced to live here

          • Leazes.

            Riff-raff with money.

          • Rich Lawson

            You can’t buy class.

        • Leazes.

          Well he’s got several homes, one in Darras Hall, one in Manchester and another I think in France.

      • Leazes.

        Nah he loves the toon

    • TheNutJob

      time for lie doon leazes
      😂

  • SuperDesHamilton

    Who cares what fans of a 3rd division club think?

  • TheNutJob

    if you watched Shearer then you were of watching the greatest all round
    English striker of all times.

    • Rich Lawson

      Who spurned medals to play for his home town team,lets never forget that.

      • TheNutJob

        He could have gone to Man U and he`d have a case full of them

        • Rich Lawson

          Exactly,rumour says Ferguson didn’t speak to him for years after he turned them down.

          • Leazes.

            It was Jack Walker who refused to sell him to the midland club….Walker hated Manure…. Shearer was offered to us after he’d agreed to a move with Ferguson.

          • Rich Lawson

            Good man,and a proper owner.

          • Leazes.

            I wouldn’t know about that…you could ask Mark Douglas the sports editor of the Chronicle…he’s a Blackburn Rovers fan.

          • Rich Lawson

            C’mon your a history boy and with your ”punk rock” revelations yesterday go back further than you would have us believe ?

        • Leazes.

          He would have needed the air sea rescue to get him off the 200ft pedestal, luckily Shepherd matched the wages he would have got and set him a personal target rather than a club target.

          • Rich Lawson

            Cynical as I am,you still seem to out do me !

      • Leazes.

        …and there’s the Charity work too.

        • Rich Lawson

          Always does a lot for charidy,cue BTO,”You aint seen nothing yet”

          • Leazes.

            Well that should assure him of the knighthood.

          • Rich Lawson

            The elderly lady who has done the school crossing near me for the last 20yrs deserves it so much more than these pampered t###s who just get their name in the paper for nowt.(Or taking their clothes off on tv)

          • Leazes.

            I wasn’t aware Shearer took his clothes of on tv.

          • Rich Lawson

            No that was Lineker for a bet,but you get where I’m coming from,sick of people being honoured just for being famous (rich),give it to the people who have given something to the local community and expect no reward for it instead.

          • Leazes.

            Do you think Shearer expects a knighthood….. Beckham did…. that was funny!

          • Rich Lawson

            He (Beckham) is still a ”stupid boy”, after the ”He’ll be sorry about that” nonsense Shearer has developed into quite a scathing critic,yes he probably expects one (nxt yr for sure,MBE) does he deserve it ? No,see my previous post.

    • Leazes.

      He never won anything though but he has got a statue of Bobby Davro.

  • Tino11

    Proof that some of them actually have 2 brain cells instead of just 1.

  • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

    Alan was my uncle’s best mate through gosforth high, he regularly came upto my nana and grandads house when they were teenagers. he lived just off red house farm fields, a working class family, around the corner funnily enough from where my best mate lived through middle and high school who played for Newcastle, all be it the reserves and then drifted here n there and into northern league. It was shearer who actually told him he was being released. When shearer went to Southampton my uncle said they drifted apart, naturally I suppose. Bumped into him in the town years later when he was back at nufc n didn’t have the same connection with no contact for years. No doubt Alan loves Newcastle and his roots and the myth of him being boring is far from true in fact they opposite.

    • SuperDesHamilton

      Cool story

    • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

      Shearers father used to drink in the empire club in gosforth and when shearer come back he used to go in there with his father sometimes and his mother was a home help the same time me nana was, there literally just a normal working class family who’s boy done well.

      • SuperDesHamilton

        Proof ?

      • Wor Lass

        His uncle was a bit of a p*ss artist who used to drink on the High Street – in the Blacksmith`s if my memory serves me right. My mate met Alan at a do and mentioned him – he denied all knowledge of him!

        • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

          Good old fashioned bar the blacksmith. I have heard that shearer can be up his own @rse at times but I prefer to not judge until I meet people myself if ever in shearers case. Highly unlikely. My mother a few year ago was in the diamond with family & he was in with dyer etc she said he was a good laugh dead chatty and on the karaoke. Likes a sing song so I’m told. I like him as a pundit very honest and non biased.

          • Wor Lass

            One of the big things I miss is having a pub crawl along the High Street. I used to have a lot of mates who drank in the Blacksmiths, the Vic and the Brandling. I`ve heard a couple of stories about Shearer being a bit up himself but I think he`s probably a bit sspicious of people who he doesn`t know trying to be his best mate and taking liberties – part of the price of fame!

        • paul mclaughlan

          His uncle Peter was a bit of a radge. I knew him from back in the day when I used to work on Shields Rd. he goes by Shearer now on FB. Can’t remember his proper surname now.

  • Jonas

    He’s actually pretty good, i feared he wouldn’t be but he is.
    and in fairness Jenas who was a waste of time and money in a black and white shirt is excellent at this.

    most of the rest are abysmal mind.