Newcastle United Celebrate April Fools’ Day In Style


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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4 Responses

  1. Jim says:

    What bugs me about this appointment, apart from the usual Geordie nation stuff that you’ve outlined, is the fact that Shearer hasn’t even bothered to get a pro-license. This is incredible when you consider he’s been touted for the Newcastle job since he finished playing. “All the right attributes” (whatever that means) bar the most important one!


  2. Andy C says:

    I am still reeling from this news. What on earth possessed Shearer to step in now ?

    Although I am told he has links with Dowie from Southampton playing days, what has Dowie ever achieved apart from unmitigated failure with Coventry, Charlton, QPR and Palace ?

    At yesterday’s press conference, Dowie’s first utterance was ‘Alan has shown *good cojones’ taking this job on’ – which I presume he meant ‘shown a lot of bollocks/balls/courage’. It was simply the most cringeworthy and embarrassing moment. The man’s a complete prat.

    Anyway, we have all seen this ‘Messiah is coming’ nonsense before with King Kev.

    I presume those deluded Newcastle fans and eternal optimists are probably anticipating a UEFA cup place now after this news.

    As for me, I sincerely hope Shearer, Ashley, Kinnear and that thug Steven Taylor take their sleeping giant into the Championship and beyond hopefully.

    Great blog BTW – you write more intelligently with more insight and sense than all the tabloids and most broadsheets.

  3. Neil says:

    I take it all back.
    Tony Adams isn’t the new Bryan Robson, Alan Shearer is, if his level of tactical insight on MOTD is anything to go by.

  4. Martin Drake says:

    Leave Newcastle United alone!

    They are the football soap opera that just keeps on giving.

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