Alan Shearer agreed to answer questions posed to him via his Twitter account.
The Newcastle & England legend and greatest ever Premier League goalscorer, is currently out in India.
He is representing the Premier League in his new role as their first ‘Champion‘.
The UK Department for International Trade (DIT) has partnered with India On Track (IOT) to create India’s first business driven football conference, The Football Movement.
As well as the part he has to play at the conference, Alan Shearer was happy to field the questions.
Maybe not surprisingly there was a heavy black and white influence to many of the ones posed, with subjects including Peter Beardsley, best bar in Newcastle, Gazza, biggest regret, best strike partnership, Steve McClaren hair advice, Wayne Rooney, the Shearer statue and of course, whether he had ever seen a ‘Mackem in Milan’?
‘Will you ever consider management or a coaching role again?’
“I love my current job so unlikely. But never say never.”
‘What’s your biggest regret as a professional?’
“Three serious injuries.”
‘Toughest defender you came up against in the Premier League?’
‘Best player you ever played with?’
‘Your most enjoyable strike partnership?’
“Shearer/Sheringham for England, Shearer/ Ferdinand for NUFC.”
‘Do you think Peter Beardsley gets enough credit for the player he was?’
“From the players who played with and against him he does. We all knew how good he was.”
‘Have you ever seen a Mackem in Milan?’
‘Can you give my mate advice on letting go of this bit of hair please?’
“Embrace the bald. Get rid of the hair island!” (ED: Steve McClaren – are you listening!!!!)
‘What was the best advice given to you as a young footballer?’
“Don’t cut corners. Always give your best.”
‘Favourite bar in the Toon?’
“Harry’s Bar (Grey Street).”
‘Advice on penalties?’
“Make your mind up and don’t change it. And practice.”
‘Dd you have any say on your statue, I said most of your celebrations were with a flat hand than just 1 finger?’
“Yes of course. I love it.”
‘Why do you and your other pundit pals hate City so much?’
“I don’t know about the others but I’ve no problem at all with Birmingham City.”
‘Do you think Wayne Rooney can beat your PL goal tally?’
‘Without your time on sidelines and side affects of major injury how many goals do you think you would have got?’
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