Alan Shearer picked up many accolades and honours as a professional footballer in his playing career.

Captaining Newcastle United and England, as well as picking up a Premier League winners medal with Blackburn.

He also scored a few goals…

Since hanging up his boots, Alan Shearer has continued to be recognised for his achievements.

Not less for his charity work, especially with the excellent Alan Shearer Foundation.

The Newcastle legend having added a CBE to the OBE he picked up during his playing days.

Now however, a campaign has started to have a permanent reminder of where it all started, going back to his roots.

Alan Shearer already has a road named after him in Blackburn (see image above) and now he could be set to have the patch of grass named after him in Gosforth, where he used to have a kick around as a kid.

Newcastle Upon Tyne Liberal Democrats:

‘We residents of Grange Estate, Gosforth, and football fans everywhere, call upon Newcastle City Council and other appropriate authorities to name the green in the centre of Park Avenue, Grange after the England and Newcastle captain, and still the Premiership’s leading goal scorer, Alan Shearer OBE.

In his autobiography “My illustrated career”, the Newcastle legend and inspiration for countless young people describes the debt he owes to this open space.

“They were humble beginnings, no different from many thousands of other Geordie kids, but my childhood on the Park Avenue Estate in Gosforth was exceptional in my eyes. It was there that I learned how to kick a football, or rather I was made to kick one…..When I was old enough to step into the outside world, or rather the patch of grass on the estate near my house, my football education took another step forward.”

He also attended Grange First School and Gosforth High School (now Academy). We believe that this proposal will help to encourage budding footballers to follow their dreams, and will remind local people that greatness can come from anywhere.’

If you want to show your support for the idea go here.



  • Peaky Magpie

    May I be the first to propose Hoss St..Hoss Ave…Hoss Lane…Hoss Way or more appropriate Hoss Shyte…..

    • Rich Lawson

      Hoss ta la vista ?

      • Peaky Magpie

        👏👏👏😂😂😂

  • mactoon

    He deserves it for his response to the Jenas interview

    • A.PARDEW.

      Didn,t see that what was it

      • mactoon

        Jenas has just said when he was playing at Newcastle with players like Shearer, Bellamy, Kluivert, Speed, Given etc. he said he was miles ahead of them and soon dropped to their level. Shearer sarcastically apologised for him and his team mates not being up to his level.

  • Rich Lawson

    Yes,love Al,but has he not been rewarded enough ? Am I alone in being fed up with rich,famous people copping the honours list etc for apparently just being rich and famous. Put a statue up next to the school crossing for the lolipop lady who has been guarding it in all weathers for nowt for decades instead,that’s a better use of your money ?

  • Leazes.

    Bit of opportunism by the Lib-Con-Dems, I wonder if Shearer subscribes to being used as a political football for the forthcoming elections? As far as I know Shearer is a Tory.

    They said…’We believe that this proposal will help to encourage budding footballers to follow their dreams’….

    ……They’ll have to remove the ‘no ball games’ sign first!

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      😂😂😂

  • A.PARDEW.

    Name a street after shearer
    Ask him to pay for it first
    It will never get off the ground
    Have you seen 2 1/2 men the guy called allan (same name) tight as a fishes
    Also
    Has anyone seen the campaign for standing at premier league matches
    He says he supports it and he enjoyed it when he was younger
    Well I for one, when I was younger only looked forward to being able to to purchase a seat in the stand
    No one peeing on my feet or getting squashed and being unable to see past the big blokes in front
    I am disabled and look forward to sit in relative comfort with no-one standing in front of me, blocking my view
    Great to see Shearer showing his support for standing
    Where does he stand in his private luxurious box with food drink and clean toilets laid on
    When he stands in the crowd then I will
    Sometime never

    • Rich Lawson

      Good on you pal,getting my disabled 85yr old father in law to one of the higher levels in the Milburn in recent years was a disgrace ! You pay your money for what ? Some comfort,help and a decent view is not too much to ask ?

      • Leazes.

        If the lifts aren’t working they should lay on teams of sherpas for the ascent from base camp.

        • Rich Lawson

          As you suggest the lift wasn’t working (what are the physio’s doing all day ?) Several rests on the stairs,but then fortunately Brian Blessed was there to carry him up on his back.

        • Peaky Magpie

          🤣😂🤣

    • Leazes.

      He gave up his private box last season because none of his mates wanted to go, as far as I know.

      • Rich Lawson

        That’s him in the top of the Gallowgate on his own then !!

        • Leazes.

          ….. think he still gets invites in the posh bits, can’t see him queueing for the bogs in the Gallowgate end.

      • A.PARDEW.

        As far as I know he still has it otherwise how does he go to home games
        He certainly dosen’t sit in the stands
        If he has given it up maybe it’s to save some money
        He only gets about half a million from BCC not to mention other income

        • A.PARDEW.

          Sorry BBC

        • Leazes.

          Invites

      • A.PARDEW.

        Has he got any mates
        I heard razor Ruddick talking to him on the radio a while ago apparently Ruddick is god father to shearers kids
        They were at southampton together
        Ruddick started off by say “Hello Clubfoot” his nickname, with reference to Shearer having two different sized feet
        For which he says he has to pay to have special boots made (what about his sponsers)
        Ruddick infered that shearer never used his car to go anywhere it was always Ruddicks and he said “whenever we went for a drink you never had a pound in your pocket” to which Shearer replied,
        Condicendinly “I still don’t only twenties”
        Saw him at Newcastle airport once.
        A little lad on his own asked him for his autograph and just got a refusal and brushed aside
        Name a street after him
        Already has unwarrented gongs after his name
        And a Honoury Doctorate “cant be for english grammar”, that many hard working over paying students
        Spend many years studying to get

        • Leazes.

          You are a lunatic, I’m blocking you

          • A.PARDEW.

            Good

  • Paul Patterson

    I’m his biggest fan, but I can’t say he needs one . .

  • pedrodelgardo

    There is an Al Inshirah Street in Oman – google it to see wor Tim in black and white next to it.

    • Leazes.

      Translates as ‘the revelation’

  • Leazes.

    That was a party political broadcast by Graham ‘I don’t like politics me’ Porter on behalf of the unscrupulous Lib-Dems.