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Unveiling Of Alan Shearer’s Statue In Pictures

Here in pictures are Alan Shearer being immortalized with a statue at St. James’ Park to commemorate the magnificent 10 years he played for his home town club and scored a fantastic record 206 goals in 404 appearances for the famous Newcastle United Football club.


Alan Shearer’s statue


The moment statue is unveiled


Kevin Keegan and Terry McDermott talk with Alan


Alan addresses the fans


Kevin Keegan and Terry McDermott pose with Alan


Alan Shearer stands next to Freddy Shepherd


Alan Shearer stands in front of his statue
And the sun was even shining

14 comments so far


    Sep 12, 2016 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #1


  • jayphoto

    Sep 12, 2016 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #2

    @Magscar – yeah Colback for me looked almost like he was trying too hard to impress. In contrast to Hayden who seems to be clued in that simple can be effective. His positioning was also slightly higher and I’d guess he covered more ground than hayden does, but when i’ve seen Hayden his positioning looks very good, reads the game well. In style Colback actually reminded me of Shelvey but without the technical ability and range. No doubting his tenacity and endeavour though, he puts 100% in for sure. Just think he’d be better taking haydens approach and looking for the simple pass more often. I wonder if a fit Tiote will get a look in?

  • Spoof

    Sep 12, 2016 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #3


    It was the most one sided battle ever, Hughes was absolutely dreadful, due to his reputation I was really looking forward to watching him, to be honest it would have been more fun watching paint dry than watch him, Shelvey and Colback gave him a masterclass in mid-field battles, and seeing that I don’t rate Colback that shows how poor Hughes was, dreadful going forward and as far as breaking us down goes, well, going forward was probably his strength, I can now see why he is stuck at Derby, he clearly isn’t any better than what they are, promotion play off hopefuls, and that is being generous.

  • jayphoto

    Sep 12, 2016 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #4

    Also, don’t know if this was caught on tv, not seen it mentioned, but when Gouffran scored, Benitez didn’t even flinch and the first thing he did was grab shelvey over and pass instructions onto him. Whilst the team were celebrating Rafa and Shelvey were already looking at the next phase of play. Massive contrast to Pardew fist pumping and dancing. Benitez really is a machine.

  • magscar

    Sep 12, 2016 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #5

    Cyprus last thread

    Know what you mean but TV coverage ( apart from chosen analysis later) doesn’t usually pick up on movement off ball which is important to the play.

    Being pitchside also gives better impression of pace of players and they positioning as referred to by Jayphoto. Only advantage TV has is on quick replay of controversial moments – lost count of times I was convinced that someone was ( or wasn’t ) offside whilst at game only to find opposite on MOTD. Interestingly that can happen whilst watching live on TV as well though.

    Best of both worlds is to be at game and record if on SKY and watch all over again if we won 🙂

  • Veltman

    Sep 12, 2016 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #6

    Missed that post.She forgot to put the substitutes bench though Ha ha ha 😀

  • hibbit

    Sep 12, 2016 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #7


    when i get home from a game i often read through the comments posted on here during the game

    the mind boggles at some of them the commentators have a lot to answer for

  • Markaccus

    Sep 12, 2016 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #8


    From a few threads back. I cant play up front with rob vollans? He changes identity so much, he’d be wearing a QPR strip half the time!! 😀

  • magscar

    Sep 12, 2016 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #9

    Oh and not forgetting atmosphere – bit like who would rather watch band on Tv or at a concert

  • magscar

    Sep 12, 2016 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #10

    Another good point!


    Sep 12, 2016 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #11

    I dont agree mate but each to their own

    I like Hughes but he cant carry a whole team alone

    Personally I though Colback wasnt up to much against Derby for whatever reason (I am normally a fan of his) but Shelvey had them chasing shadows which covered a lot of faults

  • bettyswallocks

    Sep 12, 2016 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #12

    YMFB …… I did put you in up front with Markaccus but have since realised that the blog’s chief investigative officer Mr. Belfast has accepted that you are not in fact Rob Vollans which thankfully clears that matter up. Please accept my apologies and consider yourself as our number nine playing under your rightful moniker YMFB . You must promise however not to deviate from this moniker or this will jeopardise your place in the team.

    Markaccus …….. We have now established that Young Mag is Young Mag and not Rob Vollans and he will be your strike partner in the team as long as he doesn’t deviate in any way .

  • cyprus

    Sep 12, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #13

    Can’t argue with those points. Still, sometimes at a game one can miss something somewhere. Those 20 or whatever cameras will catch it.

    Of course, nothing beats the real thing.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 13, 2016 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #14



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