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Shearer shares his 2017 football wish list

| 31.01.2016

Coral ambassador Alan Shearer sat down with us over the festive period to exclusively make his 2017 sport wish list.

The past year has been one filled with thrilling action with Leicester City lifting the Premier League, Andy Murray winning Wimbledon for a second time – becoming ATP world number one – and Britain excelling at the Olympics.

However, looking ahead into the New Year, what are the Premier League all-time leading scorer’s wishes for 2017?

You can listen to Shearer’s thoughts in the video below, but we’ve also picked out the best quotes from his latest interview…

“I want to see Newcastle promoted”

When asked about his footballing wishes for 2017, Shearer was quick to come up with his personal answers: “I have got two [wishes, first] I want to see Newcastle promoted,” after the club met the drop last season under Rafael Benitez.

Shearer shares his football wishes for 2017.

Shearer shares his football wishes for 2017.

However, the the future looks bright under the Spaniard and the sleeping giants are in automatic promotion contention.

“And I want to see my old club Blackburn [Rovers survive], they are in a mire, they are in a dogfight, I don’t like to see where they are at this moment in time, I don’t like to see the disharmony between the fans and the owners.”

Shearer won the Premier League with Blackburn during a four year spell at the club.

Finally, Shearer concluded with: “So, I want to see Newcastle promoted and Blackburn to climb the league and get out of trouble and get a bit of happiness at their football club.”


Head on over to the Shearer says archive for a whole host of exclusive interviews with Alan.



Alan Shearer

Alan Shearer played his entire career at the top level of English football, winning the Premier League title with Blackburn in 1994-95. The following summer he signed for his hometown club, Newcastle United, for a then world record £15 million fee.

He ended his playing career with a record 260 Premier League goals, which still stands today. He also won 63 caps for England, including 34 as captain, and among his 30 international goals were five scored at Euro 96, a total that won him the Golden Boot at that tournament.

Now the chief pundit on Match Of The Day, Alan was one of the first two players inducted into the Premier League Hall Of Fame this year.