Shorts from Soccer Saturday: Why Shearer took the Newcastle job, the “Big Cajones,” footballers’ favourite books & who is the fat lady who sings?

It’s been a while since we brought you quips from the lovable host of Sky Soccer Saturday, Jeff Stelling, and now is the opportune time to rectify that wrong with some highlights from yesterday’s show.

Alan Shearer’s return to St. James’ Park was the first topic Stelling touched upon, sarcastically asking Matt Le Tissier why would Super Al want a job paying £100,000 a game with an extra £1 million bonus if the Toon survive. (Watch here.)

Next, Jeff quoted Iain Dowie’s characterisation of Shearer leaving the presenter to wonder if he had a pair of big cajones in his burrito last night (watch here), before Jeff reviewed the reading habits of some of the Premier League stars, turning on Paul Merson to make the former-Gunner the scapegoat for one of his trademark funnies. (Watch here.)

On a discussion of the relegation scrap in the Premier League, Jeff explained who he pictures when people spout the cliche “when the fat lady sings,” only for his fellow pundits to the turn on the presenter with Jeff looking to deflect the blame onto Le Tissier once more. (Watch here.)

Paul Merson chipped in win a fabulus blooper of his own, referring to Chelsea’s “Maloudo,” much to the amusement of the rest of the gang.