Alan Shearer – This One’s For Steve
Wile the highlight for many of the 50,000+ crowd was Joey Barton catching Paolo Di Canio with a bit of a naughty tackle for a friendly.
The real fun was ticking off the greats who turned up to honour Steve Harper; Les Ferndinad, Shay Given, Rob Lee, Tino Asprilla, Peter Beardsley and of course Alan Shearer.
Brining back memories of his own memorable testimonial night, Alan Shearer though was keen to pay tribute to ‘Harps’ after the game when he spoke to the club’s official TV channel;
“As soon as I heard this was for Steve I don’t think anybody had a choice, we had to do it, because that is the guy he is.
I think you just have to look at his career.
He played at every level in the football league, he represented Newcastle in the Champions league, UEFA Cup, FA Cup finals, the lot.He loved it here and he will always have a soft spot for this club.
Absolutely delighted there was a full house here tonight.”
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