Welcome! Log in or Register
£16.99 Best Offer by: uksoccershop.com See more offers
41 Reviews

Sports: Football / Sport Topic: Football Players & Coaches

  • Sort by:

    * Prices may differ from that shown

  • Write a review >
    How do you rate the product overall? Rate it out of five by clicking on one of the hearts.
    What are the advantages and disadvantages? Use up to 10 bullet points.
    Write your reviews in your own words. 250 to 500 words
    Number of words:
    Write a concise and readable conclusion. The conclusion is also the title of the review.
    Number of words:
    Write your email adress here Write your email adress

    Your dooyooMiles Miles

    41 Reviews
    Sort by:
    • More +
      01.05.2009 12:12
      Very helpful
      (Rating)
      10 Comments

      Advantages

      Disadvantages

      all the best Alan, but it's a huge job

      Alan Shearers record as a top flight striker cannot be sniffed at. He was a loyal servant to all three clubs he played for and scored important goals for them all. He started his career at Southampton, before moving onto Blackburn Rovers and finally Newcastle United where he developed 'legendary' status and broke long standing goal scoring records. He is now officially retired from playing and finished with career stats of 283 goals in 529 appearances, including 30 goals for England.

      Since he retired, Shearer was constantly hounded by speculation that he was going to enter management, but he rebuffed claims time and time again, stating that he wanted to spend time with the family and continue his punditry work for the BBC. However, I was left absolutely stunned when Joe Kinnear fell ill and Shearer was hired as the man to keep the club in the premiership. For me the timing was all wrong and there was far to much Shearer could lose compared to gain. Shearer recently stated that the club needed to win their three final home games to have a chance of staying in the league, but they could only manage a 0-0 draw against Portsmouth. Newcastle are without a win in nine games and have a very tricky run in:

      - Liverpool (away)
      - Middlesbrough (home)
      - Fulham (home)
      - Aston Villa (away)

      Looking at these fixtures you could only realistically see them winning against Middlesbrough and Fulham at best, but these won't be easy games as Middlesbrough are in the relegation dogfight team and Fulham are a much improved side under Roy Hodgson. Surely they are going to get stuffed at Anfield and probably at Villa too. Plus, they're three points from safety. I just can't see them doing it.

      What astounds me about the whole situation is the mere fact that Shearer decided to take the job when he did. Newcastle is the club where he is treated as a hero, why would he go back and risk everything when the odds are staked so highly against him? He has no managerial experience whatsoever and he has jumped headfirst into one of the toughest jobs in football, it's madness in my eyes. The only thing I can think of is that even if they do go down, the club wouldn't sack him because of who he is, so he'll be given the opportunity to start a fresh in the championship. It all seems rather odd to me though as surely the club would have been better off going for an experienced manager.

      I wish Alan all the best, but I personally think he's bitten off more than he can chew so early in his managerial career.

      Thanks for reading, feel free to comment.

      Comments

      Login or register to add comments
      • More +
        07.04.2009 08:58
        Very helpful
        (Rating)

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        A True Toon Legend

        Alan Shearer is one of the best strikers of his generation, in terms of goals and impact he is also one of the best players to have played in the English Premier League since its inception.

        A geordie, Shearer was born and raised a Newcastle United fan, he began his career at Southampton in their youth team and developed a handy knack of scoring huge amounts of goals, a powerful striker with a strong shot and the ability to muscle past defenders he seized his chance in the first team and built a reputation very quickly as a player of skill and predatory instincts.

        Shearer scored 23 goals in 118 games for Southampton but he was injured an awful lot as his body grew. In 2002 a British record bid of £3.3m was made by the tycoon Jack Walker of Blackburn for the England U21 international and he duly moved to Blackburn. He was injured a lot in his first season but scored 30 goals in 41 games the following season. The following year in tandem with Chris Sutton he scored 34 goals and was the main impetus pushing Kenny Dalglish's team toward the Premier League title for the first time in their history.

        After Euro 96 Kevin Keegan made an audacious World Record bid of £15m to take Shearer home to his home town club, player, manager and fans were ecstatic, the club played great football and Shearer enjoyed the wing play of Solano and Ginola scoring 25 goals in 31 appearances. Shearer retired in 2006 having played a great number of fun games with lots of goals but not winning anything.

        Shearers England career was also characterised by not winning anything, he had a slow start to his international career which pinnacled with his performance as top scorer in Euro 96, when many people were calling for him to be dropped, he and Sheringham were part of a devastating attack that peaked with the 4-1 win over Gus Hidiinks Holland. Overall he scored 30 goals in 63 games and became a stalwart of the team being respected around the world.

        Following retirement Shearer became a dull but effective commentator on BBC's Match of the Day, his views were never overly offensive or incisive, in the last few months he has returned to the Toon to step up while Joe Kinnear was in hospital. Shearer finally won his first game last night to take Newcastle out of the relegation zone, he has proved tough and solid already dealing with the bullying Joey Barton and the lazy nature the club had fallen into, it looks like he has got the management bug at his beloved home town club and may stay whether they get relegated or not.

        Knowing Alan Shearer, he's a winner and I think he might just pull them out of the mire and begin buildingg his club up again.

        Comments

        Login or register to add comments
      • More +
        23.03.2009 18:14
        Very helpful
        (Rating)
        1 Comment

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        in my opinion greatest striker ever.

        i believe that alan shearer was the best striker that has ever lived on earth, and i think he STILL is.
        this six foot striker has netted 283 goals in his professional career (which i believe was a record up until recently, [i think ]) with only three clubs, he has made 558 club appearances, so if you do the maths he scored on average at least one goal every two matches played.
        The Newcastle-upon-Tyne born striker, started his professional career with southampton where he netted 23 times and also made history when he scored a hatrick agaisnt arsenal, making him the youngest player ever to score a hatrick at the tender age of 17. the record that he broke was made by jimmy greaves 30 years before shearers hatrick.
        shearers international record is just as good as his club record. shearer netted 43 times in his england career 13 coming from englands U21'S and 30 coming from englands firts team.
        Shearer for me was and still is the best penalty taker ever and i actually can't remember him missing any, but im sure he did miss some. he was famous for hitting penalties in the top corners of the goals and after he had scored any goal he would do the trademark celebration, one finger up high in the air while he ran about. simple but brilliant.
        shearers last game was agaisnt newcastles main rivals where he suffered an injury but at least he won his last game 4-1.
        shearer now commentates on match of the day on BBC 1 at about 10:30 pm where he contributes very good match analysis' that are usually correct and accurate.

        Comments

        Login or register to add comments
        • More +
          04.01.2003 02:22
          Very helpful
          (Rating)
          5 Comments

          Advantages

          Disadvantages

          Alan Shearer still is and has always been the best striker/centre forward to grace the Premier League. He may be 32 now, but that is still relatively young, and Yes I know there are faster players like Henry and Owen, but they don't poses the power and leadership and all round centre forward play Alan Shearer brings to his team. Press hacks and jealous fans from Manchester, London, Liverpool, Mars, Jupiter, you name it have tried there best to knock him back because he didn't sign for there respected clubs, but he has come back time and time and time again, to prove there is nobody to touch him. Alan Shearer has scored over 300 club goals, 200 of which of come in the premier league, over a 100 for Newcastle, over a 100 for Blackburn. And on top of that he managed 30 goals of England in just 63 games. Alan started his career at Southampton, before making the step up to Blackburn where his record there will never be matched. He is the only player to have scored over 30 goals in 3 consecutive seasons in the premier league. The move he had always hoped came in 1996, when he signed for his beloved Newcastle united in a then world record 15 million transfer. At Euro 96 he almost single handily took England to the semi final, (much like he single handily won the Premier League for Blackburn) scoring 5 goals to become the tournaments leading scorer. A host the world best clubs wanted him, Man U, Juventus, AC Milan, Real Madrid, Liverpool, Barcelona and err Celtic, but only one mattered, Newcastle United. That first season he helped Newcastle to the Champions League, scored 29 goals along the way. During that season he won the golden boot, Runner Up in World Player of the year, PFA Player of the year and deservedly took over from Tony Adams as England's captain. Pre-Season saw Alan break his ankle in a freak accident during a pre-season friendly against Chelsea, he would face 6 months out, but would eventuall
          y come back a better all round player. That season he came back and although half fit for almost the rest of the season managed 7 goals, one in the FA Cup semi final against Sheffield United which saw United to Wembley to compete in the FA Cup final against Arsenal. United lost 2-0. At least United qualified for the Cup Winners Cup, for some reason I can't remember. Next up was Alan's first and only World Cup in France. Alan got England first goal of the tournament again Tunisia and got anther to make his England joint top scorer with 2 against Argentina, yes, the match that David Beckham ruined England's chances of progressing when he foolishly kicked an agrie. The following season saw Alan scored 21 goals in a team devoid of ideas, width and service, and a manager who didn't like him. That manager Ruud Gillit was installed as Kenny Dalglish's successor, as the dower Scot bollixed up his time on Tyneside. The moody Dutchman didn't do to much in the year he was manager, bar signing Kieron Dyer and getting to the F.A Cup final again, which was mostly down to Alan, he scored 5 goals in the FA Cup, including 2 goals in the semi-final against spurs. Unfortunately, United lost the final to the cockney mancs 2-0. That season Gullit and Shearer clashed, Alan could see the damage Gullit was doing to the club, so he refused to play along, for the good of the club. The next season Alan and the Dutch cretin's relationship finally snapped, and there was only going to be one winner. The Dutchman walked and enter Sir Bobby Robson, the gentleman of English football, the man who is up there with the great English managers of all time. Sir Bob got the team playing again, and as a result of that Alan scored 30 goals. Sir Bob's first home game was at home to Sheffield Wednesday, the result was 8-0 to United, Shearer grabbed 5. Shearer's goals that season helped United to the FA Cup semi final and despite
          hammering Chelsea for 90 minutes, Newcastle somehow lost 2-1. United also narrowly missed out on the UEFA Cup. Next up for Alan was his England swansong, the Euro 2000 championships. He scored the winner against Germany after England lost their first game 3-2 to Portugal. The last group game saw one half of the chuckle brothers (Phil Neville) stupidly conceded a penalty against Romania, which knocked England out. That match Alan scored to make him England's joint top scorer with 2 goals. During that tournament, Alan suffered tendentious, which would eventually need surgery and leave Alan half fit for half of the next season. Because of that injury he only managed 7 goals before giving in to the injury and having to go to America for surgery. The following season he would come back with a vengeance and hit 28 goals, and again propel United to the Champions League, despite plea's from Sven and people, begging him to come back to play for England, Alan rightly told Sven and the press to stick England where the sun don't shine. The gutter press wanted him out when they thought donkeys like Heskey and Phillips could do a better job, oh how stupid they were. England loss is NUFC gain. As Alan rightly said 'something has to be sacrificed, its can't be Newcastle, so it has to be England' So far this year, Alan has been the outstanding striker in England, banging in 15 goals so far and leading the line with leadership, power, strength and class. He has also scored some outstanding goals, spectacular free kicks against man u and Bolton, along with his 30-yard volleyed screamer against Everton. Yup, there is not a striker to touch him, and there never will be, because the other pretenders to his thrown won't get the chance to overtake him because Alan has gone on record saying the first inkling he gets that his powers are waning, he will call it a day. I just hope that not for
          a long time yet, because he is a role model for any aspiring striker, both on and off the pitch, unlike a couple of muppets at Leeds I could mention. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ --------------- Alan Shearer Facts - Born - Newcastle, 13th Aug 1970 Height - 6'0 Weight - 11 stone Club Career - Southampton, Blackburn, Newcastle International Career - England 1992 - 2000

          Comments

          Login or register to add comments
          • More +
            30.11.2002 16:04
            Very helpful
            (Rating)
            8 Comments

            Advantages

            Disadvantages

            Here I am going to tell you a little more about Alan Shearer the English Football Legend, and my Angel Of The North. Alan was born on August 13th in 1970, raised on the Gosforth council estate in Newcastle. When he was a young lad his nickname was ?Smokey? this was because he had a fondness for Smokey Bacon Crisps. All of his life he supported Newcastle United Football Club, and used to stand outside the ground on match days hoping to get a glimpse of his idol Kevin Keegan. At the tender age of 12 Alan was captain of his school football team. He had trials for Newcastle United, although at this time he played in goal and Newcastle failed to recognize his goal scoring capabilities. Shearer left Newcastle at the age of 15 and went down to Southampton to play in their youth team. At the age of 18 Alan Shearer made his debut for Southampton and scored a hat-trick. In 1992 Shearer moved to Blackburn for the then record transfer fee of 3.6million. Whilst playing for Blackburn he became the only player to have ever scored 30 or more goals in 3 consecutive seasons. At his time in Blackburn he helped them to lift the Premiership title in the 1994/5 season. In 1996 Alan played for England and in the European tournament became the top scorer with five goals. His success in this championship lured the big name clubs like Manchester United. Alan turned this lucrative offer down and accepted a offer from Newcastle United and Kevin Keegan to play for the team he has always loved. 15 million, a world record transfer fee at the time. The day that Alan shearer signed 15.000 people stood in a rainstorm just to see him wave. Personal Life ----------------- Alan is married to his wife of 12 yrs Lianya. They have 2 children Chloe and Hollie. His Time At Newcastle ----------------------- 2000/01 Alan?s season was disrupted by injury which restricted him to only 23 appearances. He underwent two kne
            e operations to clear up his tendinitis problem, one in December and one in May in the USA. Awarded the OBE for services to Association Football in the Queen?s Birthday Honours List in June 2001 to go with the Freedom of the City of Newcastle upon Tyne that was bestowed upon him in March. Received a terrific and emotional welcome when he returned to first team action as a sub against Sunderland on 26 August before hitting two goals against Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium on his first start of the season on 8 September. His brace against Ipswich Town in the Worthington Cup on 27 November took his United goals tally to 100. The goal against Arsenal on 18/12/01 was his first at Highbury and it also broke United?s London ?jinx?. Hit his 200th Premiership goal against Charlton at St. James? Park on 20 April 2002. Voted North East Player of Year for 2001/02 and also scored North East Goal of the Season 2001/02 (versus Aston Villa) My Opinion ----------------- Alan is a old fashioned centre forward, he holds the line well, and is great example to his colleagues and fans. I hope that after good old ?sir Bobby? has gone that Shearer becomes manager. I think he will be a good manager because all of the players respect him. Alan scored his 300th league goal against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.Unfortunatly his goal came on a difficult day for the 10 men of Newcastle as they crashed to defeat,losing 5-2. Cheers

            Comments

            Login or register to add comments
            • More +
              24.04.2002 05:18
              Very helpful
              (Rating)
              5 Comments

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              9 April 1988 - Southampton's Alan Shearer, at 17 years 240 days, becomes the youngest player ever to score a First Division hat trick, in their 4-2 defeat of Arsenal. 19 February 1992 - Made his England debut against France and scored. Summer 1992 - Joined Blackburn Rovers for a British record fee of £3.6 million. 1994/95 season - Became the only player in English football history to score 30 or more goals in three consecutive seasons, inspiring Blackburn to their first League title in 81 years. Summer 1996 - Finished top scorer in Euro 96 tournament with 5 goals. 6 August 1996 - Joined his home town club Newcastle United for a world record £15 million fee. 20 April 2002 - Newcastle captain Alan Shearer becomes the first footballer to score 200 goals in the Premiership when he scores the final goal in a 3-0 win over Charlton in the 89th minute, despite suffering a broken nose only days earlier. Truly, the story of Alan Shearer, rampaging England centre forward, is straight out of one of those Boy's Own comic strip pages, as he gives Johnny Foreigner a good seeing to and terrorises clumsy old centre backs the length and breadth of the land. Inevitably, the time of Shearer is starting to pass and the trademark bullocking runs of yesteryear have given way to a more considered, conservative style, but the Local Hero continues to figure among the English game's top goalscorers and regularly weighs in with his customary 20 goals a season. Think of it - 200 goals over 10 Premiership seasons, at an average of 20 goals a year, despite recent times seeing lengthy absences through injury - the marriage made in heaven of Shearer and the Grand Old Man, Bobby Robson, at their home town club has sparkled brightly as they brought out the best in each other, prompting and urging the Toon Army to an unlikely and breathtaking assault on the Premiership race. It isn't going to end in a remarkable
              championship triumph, but Newcastle have been the surprise packet of the season, transformed since the coming of Bob from relegation candidates to qualifiers for next season's Champions League, and their approach, their dynamically fluid attacking play has won them supporters among the neutrals this year as they sought to find chinks in the impenetrable armour of the Big Three - Liverpool, Arsenal and United. Breathtaking wins over United and at Highbury, and the thrilling double victories after falling behind in each game against Leeds have been startling highpoints in a quite remarkable season. Many of the headlines and plaudits have gone to Bellamy and Robert, Solano and Speed, but consistently through their heart and spine has run the legend and the steely determination of that man Shearer, the nearest thing we have to a latter day Roy of the Rovers, a man who got out of the international set up when he was at the top, having seized a goal which finally saw us topple the old enemy Germany in a major international tournament. Pundits have cited Shearer as a future manager of Newcastle, naming him as the King in Waiting, pending the day the old master finally decides to call it a day. It may be far fetched, and sentiment is unlikely to carry much weight when the time comes but for now, and these last few years, Alan Shearer has been the Pride of the North East, a bona fide hero for an area which has gone trophyless for too long - one which for a while hoped in the glorious but hollow reign of Keegan to sweep away the dominance of Ferguson's Manchester United, but which never managed to hold its nerve when the going got tough. For many of those years, Shearer has been the leader of the pack, the lonely star in the Geordies' firmament - he is now one of the old stagers, bringing respect and status to the up and coming lions of St James' Park. It will be sad to see him go, but for now, celebrate the old stager and cheer h
              im on to the 250 that he may yet achieve before the bones grow too weary and the flesh too weak. He's still only 31 mind. In the period between 1992 and 1997, Shearer was probably the most lethal goalscorer in the world, driving the Jack Walker-financed Blackburn team of all talents to an astonishing title triumph and taking England to the brink of their greatest triumph since the 1966 World Cup. Shearer - "I said that only a Geordie would understand how much I love Newcastle. The people up there are so passionate about their football and they want to win things badly. I'm no different to that and hopefully I can do that with Newcastle. If I wasn't playing for them I'd be supporting them. I'm the same as them, hungry for success." Stats - Southampton P 118 G 23 Blackburn P 138 G 112 Newcastle P 168 G 88 England P 63 G 30

              Comments

              Login or register to add comments
              • More +
                04.12.2001 05:51
                Very helpful
                (Rating)
                4 Comments

                Advantages

                Disadvantages

                Alan Shearer is one of the best English players ever, in my opinion. He is a great striker who can score goals and has always worked well for what ever team he has played for. He is currently a member of the Newcastle squad and he played for the first time in quite a while having been out through injury. He made his return when he came on during the 1-1 draw with rivals Sunderland. Since then, Shearer has scored quite a few goals including a quality striker against Aston Villa. Shearer has scored a lot of goals so far in his career and he was the first player to score more than 100 goals in the premiership, I think. Well, I know that he is 1 of only 3 players who have scored more than 100 in the premiership anyway. He didn’t score too many last season, but that was because he was injured for quite a long time and so he didn’t play as many game as he would have wanted to. I think he needs to play a few games, without getting an injury so that he can get back to his best and start scoring goals. Shearer quit International football last season, so he could concentrate on playing for just Newcastle, but he hasn’t played too much since then as he has been out with injury. He was a great striker for England and scored a lot of great goals for them. He never scored a hat trick for England, but he showed them what he was capable of doing and he was also a great captain for his country. I couldn’t believe it when he retired form International football because I thought that he and Michael Owen could form a great partnership up front and scored a lot of goals for England. Anyway, Owen is the main striker now for England and he proved against Germany what he can do by scoring his first International hat trick. Hopefully, Shearer will be playing football for quite a few years because I think he is truly great and I enjoy watching him play. Thanks for reading!

                Comments

                Login or register to add comments
                • More +
                  24.10.2001 05:58

                  Advantages

                  Disadvantages

                  Alan Shearer is a person. He has a head, with eyes, ears, nose and mouth. He has a brain (apparently), which controls his whole body. This is amazing. Most people say that alan shearer is a poor player. I disagree. In his hayday, he was the best striker, not only in the world, but in the blackburn rovers squad, which is an accomplishment. he wears umbro speciali boots, which i know about because he now plays for newcastle athletic, who are a professional side. he was going to go and play for manchester town, but he preferred to back home to newcastle, seeing as he is a born and bred cockney. alan shearer - sorted.

                  Comments

                  Login or register to add comments
                • More +
                  23.10.2001 07:26
                  Very helpful
                  (Rating)

                  Advantages

                  Disadvantages

                  Alan Shearer is one of the best English players ever, in my opinion. He is a great striker who can score goals and has always worked well for what ever team he has played for. He is currently a member of the Newcastle squad and he played for the first time in quite a while having been out through injury. He made his return when he came on during the 1-1 draw with rivals Sunderland. Shearer has scored a lot of goals so far in his career and he was the first player to score more than 100 goals in the premiership, I think. Well, I know that he is 1 of only 3 players who have scored more than 100 in the premiership anyway. He didn’t score too many last season, but that was because he was injured for quite a long time and so he didn’t play as many game as he would have wanted to. I think he needs to play a few games, without getting an injury so that he can get back to his best and start scoring goals. Shearer quit International football last season, so he could concentrate on playing for just Newcastle, but he hasn’t played too much since then as he has been out with injury. He was a great striker for England and scored a lot of great goals for them. He never scored a hat trick for England, but he showed them what he was capable of doing and he was also a great captain for his country. I couldn’t believe it when he retired form International football because I thought that he and Michael Owen could form a great partnership up front and scored a lot of goals for England. Anyway, Owen is the main striker now for England and he proved the other night against Germany what he can do by scoring his first International hat trick. Hopefully, Shearer will be playing football for quite a few years because I think he is truly great and I enjoy watching him play. Thanks for reading!

                  Comments

                  Login or register to add comments
                • More +
                  17.09.2001 01:02
                  3 Comments

                  Advantages

                  Disadvantages

                  Alan Shearer is one of the best English players ever, in my opinion. He is a great striker who can score goals and has always worked well for what ever team he has played for. He is currently a member of the Newcastle squad and he played for the first time in quite a while having been out through injury. He made his return when he came on during the 1-1 draw with rivals Sunderland. Shearer has scored a lot of goals so far in his career and he was the first player to score more than 100 goals in the premiership, I think. Well, I know that he is 1 of only 3 players who have scored more than 100 in the premiership anyway. He didn’t score too many last season, but that was because he was injured for quite a long time and so he didn’t play as many game as he would have wanted to. I think he needs to play a few games, without getting an injury so that he can get back to his best and start scoring goals. Shearer quite International football last season, so he could concentrate on playing for just Newcastle, but he hasn’t played too much since then as he has been out with injury. He was a great striker for England and scored a lot of great goals for them. He never scored a hat trick for England, but he showed them what he was capable of doing and he was also a great captain for his country. I couldn’t believe it when he retired form International football because I thought that he and Michael Owen could form a great partnership up front and scored a lot of goals for England. Anyway, Owen is the main striker now for England and he proved the other night against Germany what he can do by scoring his first International hat trick. Hopefully, Shearer will be playing football for quite a few years because I think he is truly great and I enjoy watching him play. Thanks for reading!

                  Comments

                  Login or register to add comments
                  • More +
                    05.09.2001 02:43
                    2 Comments

                    Advantages

                    Disadvantages

                    Alan Shearer is one of the best English players ever, in my opinion. He is a great striker who can score goals and has always worked well for what ever team he has played for. He is currently a member of the Newcastle squad and he played for the first time in quite a while having been out through injury. He made his return when he came on during the 1-1 draw with rivals Sunderland. Shearer has scored a lot of goals so far in his career and he was the first player to score more than 100 goals in the premiership, I think. Well, I know that he is 1 of only 3 players who have scored more than 100 in the premiership anyway. He didn’t score too many last season, but that was because he was injured for quite a long time and so he didn’t play as many game as he would have wanted to. I think he needs to play a few games, without getting an injury so that he can get back to his best and start scoring goals. Shearer quite International football last season, so he could concentrate on playing for just Newcastle, but he hasn’t played too much since then as he has been out with injury. He was a great striker for England and scored a lot of great goals for them. He never scored a hat trick for England, but he showed them what he was capable of doing and he was also a great captain for his country. I couldn’t believe it when he retired form International football because I thought that he and Michael Owen could form a great partnership up front and scored a lot of goals for England. Anyway, Owen is the main striker now for England and he proved the other night against Germany what he can do by scoring his first International hat trick. Hopefully, Shearer will be playing football for quite a few years because I think he is truly great and I enjoy watching him play. Thanks for reading!

                    Comments

                    Login or register to add comments
                    • More +
                      03.07.2001 04:46
                      Very helpful
                      (Rating)
                      6 Comments

                      Advantages

                      Disadvantages

                      You could never keep a goal scorer like Alan Shearer down and over the years he’s scored many a goal from short-range tap-ins (often blasted in) to mid-long range wonder strikes (often blasted in). To an extent I’ve lost track of his best strikes in league and cup matches. But some of mine (and most peoples’) abiding memories were his strikes in England colours. There’s one against fairly weakish opposition in Poland where Paul Emerson Ince (one of my fave players) was involved on the break in a tackle with an opposition defender on the inside centre left of England’s half; and his slide tackle doubled as an awesome long range, daisy-cutter of a pass into Alan’s path, and the aforementioned striker struck a first time shot into the back of the Polish Net. Fantastic. Much as I particularly enjoyed that goal, and as fantastic as it was in all parts of its execution, I wouldn’t rate it as Shearer’s best effort. That honour I bestow upon a goal he scored in a 3-0 win over Portugal in a friendly at Wembley. Funnily enough, the goal against Portugal has quite a bit in common with the one he scored against Poland in that World Cup qualifier in 1997. Both were set up on the counter attack. Both Shearer goals owed assists to midfield maestros – defensive/combative midfielders at that! Both were in the end comfortable wins. And both England performances were highly rated, with the captain leading by example. So, just to refresh your memory, the very final moments of that goal: On the counter attack, David Batty was involved in a tussle for the ball against an opposition defender deep in Portugal’s half on the left hand side, and he managed to execute an immensely high looping pass towards the right hand side and just outside of Portugal’s penalty box. Shearer had long escaped his marker and bounded purposefully towards the intended land
                      ing area of the ball – never taking his gaze off this spinning white sphere. Needless to say, the man reached the ball’s ‘proposed’ landing are before it did, and he rifled a right footed volley into the top right hand corner of Portugal’s goal – never giving the goalkeeper a chance. Football fans up and down the South East and other parts of the country often have the right idea in watching the live game on Sky Sports with the volume turned down low and putting on the commentary on 1548 Capital Radio Gold SportsTime (with Jonathon Pearce and Tony Gayle – “Sponsored by Sports.com – Click Here for Football”). Pearcey RAVED about the gaol as soon as it was struck – he put words to the emotions before ANYONE else could. “OH WHAT A VOLLEY!” he roared. Indeed! No truer words were spoken in the instance of such excellence. The magic continued as Tony Gayle, Shearer’s former colleague and club captain at Blackburn, lent his thoughts. He said there was “no one else in the world that could have finished that ball better than what Alan did that night”. No truer words were spoken. What a goal scorer. You can say what you want about his records since and before, the clubs he’s joined and those he turned down, and the future of the man – but you can’t doubt he’s scored some fantastic goals. As I’ve said, his international ones spring to mind, but I’m sure you’ll all be reminding me of his excellent goals at club level. And just to pre-empt some of you: how about the winner against Spurs in the FA Cup Semi. Or the free kick really early on in his return to Newcastle, where everyone thought for sure he’d place it on the head of Les Ferdinand. Come on – the forum’s open!

                      Comments

                      Login or register to add comments
                      • More +
                        11.02.2001 19:35
                        2 Comments

                        Advantages

                        Disadvantages

                        Alan Shearer has been an inspiration for club and country over the past 8 years. He has just retired from international football at the age of 30 he wanted to spend more time with his family as anew baby is in his life now. He has topped the premiership goal charts 3 times in the in the last 7 seasons and is regarded as one of the best strikers in the world. He is now enjoying time at the club he suported as a boy NEWCASTLE United. Alan was born on the 13 of August 1970 in Newcastle. he has picked up many honours since he started his playing career at Southampton. He won the pr3emiership with Blackburn in 95, he's won player of the year twice in 95 and 97. He joined newcastle for a british record fee at the time of 15 million in 1996. Rio Ferdinand is the most costly player in Britain costing Leeds 18 million pounds froom West Ham. Shearer is the premierships all time top scorer netting 176 goals asince the premiership started this is quite a few more than any other player. He also won the golden boot at Euro 96 held in england scoringf two more goals than any other player from any other team in the tournament. Prior to the tournament he hadn't scored in 12 internationals for England. Alan Shearer will always be know as agreat footballer in Britain and the world over in the future. He still has a few more years to go playing foootball and maybe he will become a great manager too.

                        Comments

                        Login or register to add comments
                        • More +
                          23.12.2000 00:27
                          2 Comments

                          Advantages

                          Disadvantages

                          I for one am sick and tired of people putting Alan Shearer down. I admit he is past his best, but is still an indispensable player to Newcastle United and his name should surely go down as one of the great English strikers. But what got me annoyed was when Alan went through a dry spell, not scoring many goals, and the same old people automatically came out with the same old comments, “ he’s past it”, “he’s useless”, (the Daily Mirror being one of the main culprits), but as soon as he found his form and scored a goal, he was hailed as the people’s hero and every one’s favourite striker. And it’s people like this, i.e. Man United fans, which lead me to believe they obviously do not understand the game and are simply glory supporters. But what makes these hypocrites worse is the fact that this man played and captained our country and while the true football fans got behind the team and the players, all the media and the rest of the nation could do was to ridicule them, (but only when they were loosing of course.) Anyway, this embarrassing at times behaviour, has inevitably lead to Alan retiring prematurely from international football and the resignation of our nations manager, Kevin Keegan. This so resulting in a Swede taking control of our nation’s football team. Thanks a lot glory supporters. You’ve done us proud.

                          Comments

                          Login or register to add comments
                          • More +
                            13.12.2000 03:32

                            Advantages

                            Disadvantages

                            Is Alan Shearer past it? On the basis of his performances this season my answer would have ro be yes, but there are reasons for his lack of goals this season. The main reason is the lack of support up front. Numerous players have played up front with him and for one reason or another have not clicked. Cort got injured, Cardone is not a natural striker and Lua Lua is inexperienced at this level. Things have been so bad that even Kieron Dyer has been playing up front!! Shearer in my opinion is not at his best playing as a lone striker and works best with someone of real pace beside him. But who? That is the question. Secondly the birth of his child recently must have affected him as well. Sleepless nights, nappy changing, etc. must all be having an affect. He probably spends more time with his family, which I do not blame him for, than helping with the team. Lastly, I think it comes down to his love for the club. I think he is just trying too hard to bring success to Tyneside. He is the main player in the team and thus is under the most scrutiny from the media. If he relaxed more, easier said than done, then his goalscoring touch could return. After saying all this he will probably go on a goal scoring frenzy now and score 30 odd goals. Hopefully!!

                            Comments

                            Login or register to add comments
                        • Product Details

                          Alan Shearer OBE (born 13 August 1970 in Gosforth, Tyne and Wear) is an English former professional footballer who played for the English national team and three English Premiership clubs: Southampton, Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United. During his career he enjoyed successes at both club and international level and also in his personal life, becoming one of the most prolific strikers of all time. In total he scored 422 goals for club and country, averaging 25 goals a season for each of his 17 seasons as a player. He announced his international retirement following England's exit from Euro 2000 but continued to play for Newcastle United until 2006, when after an injury plagued season he retired completely from football.