Alan Shearer gave us his insight to the shambles under Mike Ashley this week and now he has talked about happier times, saying that he has never taken drugs but that he can see their attraction if they gave him as big a high as the day he broke Jackie Milburn’s record.
It was indeed a magical moment when the legendary number nine scored against Portsmouth to break the other Geordie idol’s goalscoring record.
Alan Shearer was speaking to Four Four Two and gave the following thoughts;
“The best (moment of his football career) for atmosphere was the day that I beat Jackie Milburn’s record at St. James’ Park. The atmosphere that day was incredible – if I could have bottled that feeling, I would have.
“I have never taken drugs but if they feel like that, I can see what all the fuss is about. The record had lingered for a while and it was talked about before every game before I did it against Portsmouth that day. For 15 minutes after I scored I was floating.”
Me and Roy Keane;
“I honestly can’t remember (what he said to Keane when the Manc ended up with a red card), he tried to take a quick throw and I was trying to slow him down as there were only a few minutes left and we were winning.
“He got the hump and threw the ball at my head, I can’t remember what I said but he tried to throw a punch at me and got a red card.
“Minutes later, I’m walking down the tunnel and there he is, waiting for me.”
“Our teammates wouldn’t let us get together to settle things.
“I really don’t know him. All these years, all I have ever done is play against him and what a player he was – but as a person, I haven’t got a clue.”