In my opinion, Alan Shearer is the greatest English centre-forward there has ever been without a shadow of a doubt; he’s a very, very special player.
Alan is a player in a class of his own. He lifts the whole team and turns draws into victories. In a word: priceless.
While lining up alongside him, I felt we could win every game, because I knew he was going to score.
“A great picture. Myself and Chris Sutton at Anfield with the Premier League Trophy. What a day, what a night. We had great team spirit, a great manager, a great coach, owner and so it all came together that day. Having been at the top for so long and Manchester United chasing us down, I can’t tell you the relief it was to get our hands on that Trophy.”
“I signed for Newcastle United that afternoon. This photo was taken before I went outside the back of the Leazes Terrace and there were thousands of people there waiting for me. When I used to kick a ball against the wall or in my back garden, that’s what I wanted to do - be a footballer for Newcastle. So when that all came true, it was everything I hoped for and more.”
“They had stuffed us in the Charity Shield a couple of months earlier, so it was important that we got one back over them. We managed to put five past them with brilliant goals from David Ginola, Les Ferdinand, and Philippe Albert with that incredible chip. I managed to get a little tap-in as well. We sent the Newcastle fans home very happy that evening.”
“What a feeling that was! Jackie Milburn was my dad’s hero and the record had stood for so long. So to get the record that day at the Gallowgate End, where I used to stand as a kid, it was one of those moments where for 15 or 20 minutes the back of my neck was shivering and shaking, my hair was stood up. It was an incredible moment. For me, from Newcastle, to break that record was just incredible.”
“It’s a bit surreal really, having a statue outside St. James’ Park. I’m very proud, very honoured. It makes me feel very, very special indeed for having that, because after all I got paid to play football, I got paid to score goals, so I was one lucky boy.”
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