Date:Thursday May 11 2006
Newcastle captain Alan Shearer will end his playing career tonight when Newcastle face Celtic at St James Park.
The 35-year-old looked back on a fabulous playing career in the black and white shirt.
Shearer: 'I have to say my first game here against Wimbledon was special because I achieved something that I always wanted to do, which was play here, score a goal here and wear the number nine shirt.
'But I think the thing that will stick with me forever will be the reception after I got the record goal, the 201st against Portsmouth. The feeling when I score a goal is fantastic, but that day they lifted the roof off for me.
'There was a spell about 10 minutes after I'd scored when they were still going crazy. When people talk about the hairs on the back of your neck standing up, that was definitely the case for me that day.
'The highlights? The Portsmouth one, the semi-finals at Old Trafford - I'm not so sure that stand has rocked like it did in those games. The Inter Milan game away was great because of the 14,000 or 15,000 (Newcastle) fans behind that goal.
'There have also been disappointments as well - the two finals that we played in. It was just our luck that we were playing teams that one was going for the double, one was going for the treble.
'But I think the biggest disappointment for me was the Sporting Lisbon game last year, when we had done so well to get our noses in front and get a good lead.
'That week, really, was a bad one. We went on to the semi-final after that with players suspended and players injured, and that was a disappointing week. But you have to have the bad times as well as the good times. That's what's been good about the 10 years - it hasn't all been plain sailing, we have had to work hard to get where we are, to get what you want.'
Mbiwa Departure Leaves Still Vacant Holes (Tuesday January 27 2015)
De Jong On Song (Tuesday January 27 2015)
Spanish Youngster In Toon? (Tuesday January 27 2015)
Hull v Newcastle - How Will It Go? (Tuesday January 27 2015)
SBR Fundraisers Celebrate 'First' Technology (Tuesday January 27 2015)
Carver Appointed Until The Summer (Monday January 26 2015)
Shepherd A Better Option Than Ashley (Saturday January 24 2015)
Newcastle To Swoop For Alli? (Friday January 23 2015)
Newcastle MotM Against Southampton (Friday January 23 2015)
Newcastle United Injury News - Joint Worst In PL (Friday January 23 2015)
|13. Crystal Palace||22||5||8||9||-8||23|
|Chelsea v Liverpool - Team Sheets
» Chelsea : 27/01/2015 18:50:00
|Bojan wins Leicester man of the match poll
» Stoke : 27/01/2015 18:49:00
|Liverpool: Chelsea vs. LFC Team News
» Liverpool : 27/01/2015 18:43:00
|Mbiwa Departure Leaves Still Vacant Holes
» Newcastle : 27/01/2015 18:42:00
|Stoke's December goal of the month
» Stoke : 27/01/2015 18:32:00