It may not be as popular as it one was that a player dreams of playing for Newcastle United Football club, but news today that striker Billy Sharp, the new Leeds United striker, has said he still dreams of playing for Newcastle.
Billy Sharpe – bow at Leeds United
But before we carried away Billy is already 28 years old so there’s now way he would ever be joining Newcastle at that age, and he’s spent his whole career playing for lower league clubs like Sheffield United, Scunthorpe and Doncaster – although he was at Southampton for two years from 2012, before he joined Leeds United in the summer.
The Sheffield-born striker was asked which club he dreams of playing for by High5it, and two words is all he needed in his answer:
That’s a good answer.
It also helps that the striker’s idol is a certain former striker called Alan Shearer.
What a fantastic player Alan Shearer was for both Newcastle and England (and Southampton and Blackburn) – and in his career Alan scored a fantastic 379 goals in 733 games.
While at Newcastle for a terrific ten years from 1996, he scored an amazing 206 goals in 404 appearances, and finally beat Jackie Milburn’s all time record of 200 goals.
Well I feel a lot better now – who are the strikers we have at the club at the moment?
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