It should take about another six months until Newcastle legend Alan Shearer’s statue is ready and will be placed somewhere at St. James’ Park, and Alan has today said where he’d like to have it placed.
Alan Shearer – he just scored another one
Then the question is where it should be located in the ground – and this is what Alan Shearer has said in the Chronicle today and refers to a poll done about the location of the statue:
“I saw the article asking people’s views and put it out on Twitter myself to ask people what they thought,” he told The Chronicle. “I think the vast majority said put it behind the Gallowgate end, which seems to be a popular spot.”
“I’ll have to speak to the necessary guys who are going to make the decision but I think if I had my choice it would be behind the Gallowgate for sure.”
Shepherd Offshore, the company owned by Freddy Shepherd and his brother Bruce are underwriting the cost of the project and Freddy has said:
“Shepherd Offshore are happy to underwrite this project, which is long overdue. We are happy to pay for it to honour a fantastic sportsman.”
Alan Shearer was just a fabulous footballer and if you ever want to feel good just look at some of the goals he scored for Newcastle – he was really a true hero on Tyneside and delivered goals over the ten years he was at Newcastle – a record 206 goals in 404 appearances for his home town club.
Local artist Tom Maley is creating the 9 ft tall bronze statue and expects to be able to complete the statue before the end of the year.
This is what Tom told the Chronicle:
“It’s not far from being completed. Once all the pieces are produced they will be shipped back and then I’ll complete the structural support stage.
“That work will probably be done in Ashington or Cramlington and that’s when Freddy Shepherd will look at it to make sure he’s happy with it.”
This statue is long overdue and it will be great once it’s unveiled – hopefully before the end of the year.
Here are six of the best from Alan – and we guarantee you’ll feel a lot better after watching this.
What a player!