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Your views on proposed Shearer statue

There were mixed reactions on the streets of Newcastle to proposals to erect a statue to former Newcastle footballer Alan Shearer outside St James's Park.

Some said he was a football hero and a charity fundraiser and deserved the recognition. But one man said he was a "minor legend" and not a major legend in the same category of Sir Bobby Robson and Jackie Milburn.

For a round up of the comments click below.


Football remembers Sir Bobby

Sir Bobby: Never forgotten

Fifth anniversary of death of football legend

Sir Bobby Robson

Today (July 31) marks the fifth anniversary of the death of Sir Bobby Robson.

Since the death of the footballing legend, the cancer charity he established has gone from strength to strength.

The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation has raised more than £7million.

His widow, Sir Elsie Robson and son Mark talk about his legacy:


Tributes to Sir Bobby

Wreaths were laid to Sir Bobby Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Wreaths were laid in honour of the former Newcastle United manager Sir Bobby Robson, before the Magpies pre-season friendly against SC Braga.

Saturday 11th August was named Sir Bobby Robson National Football Day, to mark the 150th anniversary of the FA.

The match, which was Newcastle's last before the new season, ended 1 all. The Newcastle goal came from captain Fabricio Coloccini.

Sir Bobby's Day

Football community remembers Sir Bobby Robson Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire/Press Association Images

One of the North East's greatest sporting heroes is being remembered across the country today.

The FA's Sir Bobby Robson National Football Day represents a call for people to come together in celebration of the nation’s favourite game and one of English football’s most iconic figures.

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