Good read. I have always wondered why Newcastle resorts to inspirational figures in its past to pull its way through a crisis.
Shearer was courageous to take on the managerial position but he is a novice given the onerous task of staving of relegation. An outside figure with the experience of playing hard nosed football should have been made manager. Its not romantic or newsworthy, the Gary Megsons of the world roll up their sleeves and do their jobs to keep their clubs afloat.
The impression is of a club that yearns for its past glory but is unwilling to do anything against the grain to reclaim it.