Issue 205 – 3 June 2006

Truly the end of an era, Alan Shearer’s final appearance in Black & White as his testimonial brought an end to a glorious Newcastle United career.

Testimonials are strange beasts and while Alan Shearer’s generosity (all proceeds went to charities) proved what a great man he is, as well as a great player, have they (testimonials) got a place in modern football?

We sent along our most cynical and jaundiced correspondent, top columnist Billy Furious, to have a look and report back.

A hard man to impress, with hardly a sentimental bone in his body, read on to see what Billy Furious made of Alan Shearer’s final curtain.

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