Alan Shearer message to fans 20 years to the day after signing for Newcastle United
For most fans, the day that Alan Shearer signed for Newcastle United will have few equals.
I remember coming out of where I worked at the time in Gateshead and seeing the Chronicle billboard, I was straight into the newsagents to join the queue.
It seems like forever ago, both Newcastle signing a player of that calibre, for a world record fee, and the fact that it was a paper copy of the Chronicle that was the way so many (most?) supporters found out about it.
The only rival for me would be when I heard Kevin Keegan had signed for Newcastle as a player (closely followed by when he came back as Manager!).
The difference back in 1982 (and 1992!) was that Newcastle were at such a low ebb, whereas when Alan Shearer signed, we were at a modern day all-time high having just been pipped by Manchester United for the title – and surely Alan Shearer was that last missing piece of the jigsaw…
Obviously it didn’t quite work out like that but what a 10 years and what about the 206 goals?!!!
Luckily, Alan Shearer feels the same way and still describes it as his ‘biggest and best career decision’.
I can’t disagree with that.
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) July 30, 2016
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