Alan Shearer has taken the plunge and now has his every own account on Twitter.

Previously, occasional Twitter messages/information from the Newcastle legend were put out under the banner of his foundation @AlanShearerFndn as well as the more important info detaining the valuable work of the foundation.

However, now the former United No.9 has his very own Twitter account which is pretty easy to remember @alanshearer

It will be interesting to see if Alan Shearer now follows the path of the likes of @GaryLineker and offers comment on various football related stuff, particularly NUFC where Shearer is concerned.

As for ‘banter’ and stick from those out for mischief, it will also be interesting to see how the Geordie pundit handles those.

If you haven’t done so already, make sure you follow @NUFCTheMag for all the latest Newcastle United news and views via Twitter, as well as ‘liking’ us at