Newcastle Fan Chooses Ultimate NUFC 5-A-Side Team - What's Yours?
My all-time Newcastle United 5-a-side dream team; a perfect blend of power, leadership, goals, comedy, tragedy and commitment (with Shay at the back to save us from ignominy).
Shay Given - Always committed, rarely made a mistake, years of practice in myriad mediocre Toon teams.
Bobby Moncur - Quality defender, rock solid Scot and a great leader. A fine player in an era when defenders rarely were. He even lifted silverware.
Hughie Gallacher - My Dad always said he was the best player he'd ever seen. Legendary figure on Tyneside, Wembley wizard, led Newcastle to the League title in 1926-27. 463 goals in 624 games. Winner in football, loser in life.
Paul Gascoigne - Clown prince, footballing genius, great entertainer, daft as a bog brush. God knows he's a flawed character but best player I've ever seen.
Alan Shearer - Proper Roy of the Rovers centre-forward, would lay down his life for the club and its fans. Premier League's greatest ever striker, totally committed to the cause.
Fabricio Colocinni - Top player with proper hair, the antithesis of Carlos Kickaball. Solid as Whitley Bay rock etc.
Kevin Keegan - Ascended into heaven like Elijah after his last match; mythical creature as a player and manager. 44 goals in 78 games.