Did Alan Shearer's 1997 injury cost Kenny Dalglish's Newcastle United another Premier League title tilt? Rewriting history with Championship Manager 97/98 – Part TWO

With no sport on the horizon, we’re taking a look back into the past – and trying to rewrite it.

Could things have been different for Newcastle United in 1997/98 with Alan Shearer fit?
Could things have been different for Newcastle United in 1997/98 with Alan Shearer fit?

In a special, tongue-in-cheek series contributor Dave Black – writer, author and Championship Manager aficionado – plays out the full 1997/98 Premier League campaign, to see whether Shearer’s fitness would have seen United maintain their title-chasing form.

Part one, went a little something like this… and with United 18th in the league they desperately need an upturn in fortunes.