A Step In The Right Direction?

Top class footballer, but top class manager?
After a seemingly peaceful lunchtime in terms of football gossip, news broke that Alan Shearer was almost certainly going to be the next manager at Cardiff.

Subsequently it has emerged that talks didn’t go to plan and Alan Shearer now looks unlikely to be named the new Cardiff manager. It’s a shame really as Cardiff would have been one of the ideal jobs for him, allowing him to cut his teeth at a lower level with a team who have a pretty clear objective of getting into the Premier League and have the ambition to do so.

Obviously his first crack at managing didn’t exactly go to plan, but he couldn’t be blamed for our entire season having only managed the club for six games. There was a lot of speculation that Shearer would carry on as our manager into the next season but for whatever reason that never materialised, and in hindsight that was probably a good thing.

Up until now Shearer had been very quiet on possible managerial positions, probably because he was waiting and weighing up which one would be best for him. I think he realised that leading a Premier League club would be extremely difficult and would carry great expectations, so to start with a Championship club or lower makes sense.

Hopefully this time round he appoints an assistant that can actually help the team, unlike Ian Dowie who’s only contribution seemed to be pulling funny facial expressions at the cameras.

Another noticeable mention is that Craig Bellamy is part of that Cardiff squad, and we all know that they aren’t exactly the closest of friends, so it will be interesting to see how they get on.

Even though it appears that he won’t be getting this job, I have a feeling that he’ll be making a return to management soon, so wherever you go Alan you’ll have the Geordies backing you all the way.

It won’t be easy by any means. But you are a legend, and always will be. You deserve success.

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86 thoughts on “A Step In The Right Direction?

  1. Raffo

    He probably would be aye, leader on and off the pitch, 12 goals last season. It’s typical Ashley cashing in at the right time, 6 million is a good deal but if we sign Gardner he wont even start – surely it will be Cabaye and Tiote cm next season?


  2. I dont agree i think its a shocking decision….he kept us up last season with his goals…and he is our captain
    cabaye looks great like but nolan was tried and tested and been in the EPL all his career…bad bad news


  3. this must beg the question………….


  4. and where are we goin to get our goals from?? carroll gone, nolan gone…we have no – one left ffs oh yeah…stroller hahaha
    hey is is not a good vides day today!! i bet cabaye is wondering what the hell he has signed up for at this madhouse!!!


  5. Tweeted by Barton

    Great player, leader, captain, person, trainer and mostly a friend for life. Devastated to see him SOLD! #mejoseandjonasnext


  6. Nolan out, Gardener in?? I hope so.

    There is no denying Nolan’s legs are on there way out (he’s been playing in the top flight since he was 17). He also got a large proportion of his 12 goals playing as a second striker. I do appreciate what he has done for us in the past couple of seasons, but now is the time to cash in!

    Gardener is still only 24 and is by far Birmingham’s biggest goal threat. He is a a natural goal scorer who also has a great eye for a pass. 10 goals from CM speaks volumes. If we can get him for around the price we sell Nolan then i think it would be an excellent bit of business!


  7. killymag….we have just sold our inspirational captain man.. the backbone nad one player that was the glue that held us together. stuff gardener…


  8. @Craig

    If it is true we are getting 5m plus…you can’t knock back that sort of cash surely? True he seems to be well respected in the dressing room but times are changing!!

    Apart from popping up with goals, Nolan looked lost when we played better sides. He offered very little. He looked like a player in his mid thirties. You need to see the bigger picture. Gardener is the better footballer, with age on his side, wanting less money.

    But it doesn’t have to be Craig Gardener! Any younger, fitter goal scoring midfielder will do!!


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