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Alan Shearer Recognizes Gerrard As One Of The Greats

Steven Gerrard announced his retirement from football today at the age 36 and ended what was a great career for Liverpool and for England.

He was one player who could fulfill his dream of playing for his home town club and he spent 17 seasons at Anfield.

Steven made his debut for Liverpool in 1998 when he was 18 and he was a first team regular two years later.

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Steven Gerrard playing against Newcastle and Mehdi Abeid

Gerrard made his international debut for England against Ukraine on 31 May 2000, one day after he had turned 20 and went on to play 114 times for England with 21 goals.

Newcastle legend Alan Shearer has today recognized the 36 year-old as one of the greats of the game.

11 comments so far


    Nov 24, 2016 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #1

    Oh aye he would cost that amount am just curious as to why u think we won’t be willing to pay that

    I don’t think Rafa is here to fight relegation and when we hit the big time again he’s going to want money to spend (and my bet is it won’t be a small amount he wants)

  • jane

    Nov 24, 2016 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #2
  • Jib

    Nov 24, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #3

    Just to clarify
    A football banning order is a civil order rather than a criminal sanction and is used as a preventative tactic rather than a penalty for past behaviour. The purpose of them is to stop known hooligans causing trouble at football matches both home and abroad.
    The figures are probably higher than normal because of Euro 2016 in France

    This is probably a more relevant table when talking about direct football violence.

    Clubs with most football related arrests made against fans
    Club ——————Arrests

    Birmingham City—— 74

    Millwall —————- 69

    Leeds United ——— 68

    Manchester City—– 66

    Arsenal————— 60

    Manchester United – 57

    Newcastle United — 52

  • Madmag

    Nov 24, 2016 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #4

    @ JIB
    Am I right in assuming this is what you are clarifying?


  • Madmag

    Nov 24, 2016 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #5

    Oops 😉

  • Jib

    Nov 24, 2016 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #6

    I was clarifying Jane’s link to the Telegraph article but your BBC link suffers from the same fault – confusing banning orders with arrests at matches.
    Banning orders wiil obviously go up when England are playing in the Euros just across the channel in France.

  • jane

    Nov 24, 2016 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #7

    i need some more clarification Jib please, if an Arsenal fan causes trouble in France why would Newcastle ban them?

  • JamesToon

    Nov 24, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #8

    Any chance of us getting promoted and getting HBA back? he’d be perfect playing at home in the number 10 role, the rest of the team would have to carry him a bit out of possession, which is why rafa probably wouldn’t go for that sort of player…

    Ideally in january or next summer, we need a Payet/Lanzini/HBA/Alli/Gerrard type player whos creative and works hard both on and off the ball. Basically Perez just needs to improve but hes only showing glimpses

  • Jib

    Nov 24, 2016 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #9

    Jane sometime FBO’s are attributed to a particular club when the only link is a post code

  • jane

    Nov 24, 2016 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #10

    my guess would be that most of the active bans relate to local derbies in previous seasons.

  • Tsunki

    Nov 24, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #11

    He said the HBA thing….


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