Date: 9th September 2016 at 1:41pm
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A statue to remember the career of Alan Shearer is in place ready to be unveiled.

The statue made from brass and paid for by former chairman Freddie Shpeherd was concreted into place just outside the ground on Barrack Road in the past few days and is setting before Shearer himself is expected to pull the cover and duct tape off it on it’s ‘premiere’ on Monday.

The cost of the statue has been said to have been £250,000 and was created by Morpeth artist Tom Maley, who has cast it into the famous one handed goal celebration style that Shearer shared countless times.

Speaking of the statue, Freddie Shepherd spoke to the media including our local journalists by declaring Alan was one of the greatest players ever to wear a Newcastle shirt.

He went on. It is now 10 years since he retired and our family decided that fans shouldn’t have to wait any longer for his unique career to be properly recognised.

We are proud and delighted to have been able to create a lasting monument to not only a great footballer, but also a fine man who has done so much for the communities in Newcastle through his charity work.

Whilst Shearer and Newcastle United haven’t commented on this yet, you would expect some form of a ceremony on Monday.

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