Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

BIGGEST 90 MINUTES OF YOUR CAREER; Former Toon Skipper Moncur's Message to Boss Shearer Ahead of Pivotal Villa Game

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

BIGGEST 90 MINUTES OF YOUR CAREER; Former Toon Skipper Moncur's Message to Boss Shearer Ahead of Pivotal Villa Game

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Byline: LEE RYDER

BOB MONCUR believes Alan Shearer is the best man to put Newcastle United back into a position in which they can even start dreaming about silverware again.

But the legendary skipper has warned the United boss he faces the challenge of his football life on Sunday against Aston Villa.

Moncur was on hand, with fellow Fairs Cup hero Alan Foggon, to bring that particular trophy back to Tyneside from Barcelona yesterday ahead of 40th anniversary celebrations..

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And he hopes that a reminder of the good old days can help give the current crop of players a shot in the arm before Sunday's clash with Villa.

He said: "Talking about winning trophies seems a bit strange at the moment when we're third from bottom and facing the ultimate test on Sunday.

"But I honestly think that whether Newcastle can get through this or not, Alan is the man to keep the club going the right direction..

"We're all really impressed with him, and any suggestions he will go in the summer won't go down well with people up here. …

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