Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer has picked his all-time Magpies XI.
Shearer, who is the club’s top ever scorer with 206 goals with 405 appearances, named his best ever team in a recent interview the Chronicle to mark Newcastle’s 125 year anniversary.
It’s a team full of few surprises, comprising of Magpie’s legends from a plethora of the club’s finest eras – some who Shearer says he his fortunate enough to have played with and some not.
One of those in the former England star’s line-up with whom he did have the pleasure to play alongside with is Paul Gascoigne, and Shearer says he is the greatest of his generation.
“In their pomp the two Pauls, Gascoigne and Scholes, were the best passers of the ball I ever had with England,” insisted Shearer.
“Gazza was the very best of his generation, a mad lad but with a big heart and an even bigger talent.”
Making up the rest of his line-up are Shay Given, Jackie Milburn and a host of other Tyne legends.
Take a look here, do you agree?