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Keegan signed Shearer 20 years ago today

Football fans have taken to Twitter to mark 20 years since Alan Shearer signed for the Toon!

Gazza backs Shearer to be England manager

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Shearer celebrates with Masters winner

Newcastle legend Alan Shearer has tweeted his congratulations to Danny Willett following The Masters. They celebrated Danny's win together, with Shearer saying: "What a night!"

Ant and Dec, Alan Shearer up for RTS Awards

Royal Television Society Credit: RTS

Ant and Dec have been nominated for a Royal Television Society Programme Award.

The Geordie duo are up against Adam Hills of "The Last Leg" and Jack Whitehall of "A League Of Their Own" for the Entertainment Performance Award.

Ant and Dec Credit: PA

Alan Shearer is also nominated this year in the Sport Presenter or Commentator category.

The former Newcastle United player will do battle with Gary Neville and F1's David Coulthard.

Alan Shearer Credit: PA

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Shearer statue en route to Britain after departing China

The Alan Shearer statue has been created by Northumberland artist Tom Maley Credit: Tom Maley

A statue of Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer is on its way to the UK after departing Asia.

The 9ft 6 bronze statue was made in China and left the country more than a week ago. It is due to arrive in Liverpool on August 30. Organisers are planning to erect the statue in Newcastle although discussions over its exact location are ongoing.

The sculpture has been created by Northumberland artist Tom Maley and was funded by former Magpies owner Freddy Shepherd.

The statue stands 9ft 6in tall Credit: Tom Maley

Shearer predicts 'mid table' finish for NUFC

Former Newcastle number 9 Alan Shearer has tweeted that he predicts a mid table finish for the Black and Whites this season.

Replying to a fan who asked him how his old team would perform he said he hoped that they would challenge for a cup.

The new Premier League season gets underway this weekend with Newcastle taking on Southampton on Sunday.

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