Alan Shearer

Alan Shearer: “Football can be proud of the work it’s done in recent months”

| 15.06.2020

Coral ambassador on life during lockdown, football’s comeback and reliving Euro ‘96 Alan Shearer believes football can be proud of the work it has done during the Coronavirus crisis, with Marcus Rashford and Jordan Henderson among those the former England captain praises in his latest blog for Coral to mark the return of the Premier League this week. Lockdown life “I think we’ve all learned during... more...

Shearer says: “We are very lucky to witness Messi’s genius”

| 02.05.2019

Coral ambassador shares his thoughts on the Champions League semi-finals Although Liverpool were beaten 3-0 last night at the Nou Camp, they will be ruing the chances they missed to get an away goal. Ultimately, that was the difference between the two teams. It’s going to be very difficult for Liverpool to turn it around at Anfield. To stop Barcelona from scoring, which is probably what they will ... more...

Shearer says: “Barcelona controlled the game against United.”

| 11.04.2019

Latest insight from Premier League legend I wasn’t too surprised with the result on Tuesday night when Spurs beat Manchester City in the opening leg of their encounter. I still think City will advance from the tie as I feel they will be too strong in the return fixture at home next week. All the talk after the game was about VAR and the penalty decision. Whether you like it or not, and I am not th... more...

Shearer says: “I can’t remember a Champions League as open as this one.”

| 21.03.2019

Coral ambassador gives his take on the quarter-final draw Champions League draw It was fantastic to have four English sides in the Champions League quarter-final draw last week. It’s great for those clubs and also the Premier League in general. It’s very exciting and everywhere you look there are tough matches between quality sides. I can’t remember a tournament that has been as open as this one. ... more...

Shearer says: “It’s so exciting to see the young talent in this England side.”

| 21.03.2019

Three Lions legend shares his latest thoughts  Jordan Pickford Jordan Pickford had a very good summer with England and that has given him plenty of credit in the bank, but he probably is starting to use some of that up now, as he has not had the best of seasons. He has made too many mistakes, most notably against Liverpool and then Newcastle recently. However, it’s in his favour that the numb... more...

Shearer says: “Any of the four English sides can go on and win the Champions League.”

| 14.03.2019

Latest insight from our football ambassador and Premier League legend It’s fantastic for the Premier League that all four teams have progressed into the quarter-final of the Champions League. When you go through the performances, all four were impressive in their own way. Spurs went  to Germany and beat Dortmund, United overturned a two goal deficit in Paris against PSG, Liverpool beat Bayern... more...

Shearer says: “A three-way title fight is brilliant for the Premier League.”

| 08.02.2019

Coral ambassador discusses the latest twists and turns When Manchester City lost at Newcastle last week, few would have thought that just eight days later they would be back on top of the League, because if Liverpool had beaten Leicester to go seven points clear, we’d probably be saying the title race was all over.  It wasn’t just that City lost at St James’s Park, but it was the manner of th... more...

Shearer says: “I’m really looking forward to Arsenal v Man Utd.”

| 24.01.2019

Premier League legend also discusses the transfer window It’s been a really difficult week for the football world with the news of the airplane carrying Emiliano Sala disappearing as he was travelling from Nantes to Cardiff. We are all praying for positive news and when something like this happens, it just puts football into perspective. The transfer window There is just a week left in the January... more...

Shearer says: “Solskjaer will have to tighten things up against Spurs.”

| 11.01.2019

Coral ambassador discusses Tottenham v Man Utd This weekend is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first big test since taking over as Manchester United manager. Tottenham will be the strongest side they have faced under his tenure so far. They have had five favourable games in a row but nevertheless he has definitely turned things around. He’s changed the atmosphere around the club, in the team and with the f... more...

Shearer says: “Liverpool have put themselves under more pressure.”

| 10.01.2019

Premier League legend also gives his take on VAR I could not understand Leicester resting players in the quarter-final of the Carabao Cup back in December and then they did exactly the same thing in their defeat to Newport in the FA Cup this week. I just do not get it. I know that the game came off the back of a busy festive period, but the Newport players will have seen the team sheet before the ... more...