Maritorma, you say you doubt shearers character/ambition coz he never moved to a top club. Firstly newcastle was one of the best clubs (top 4) in the country and that was largely to do with his amazing scoring record. Secondly the fact that a born geordie dedicated most of his career to his childhood club is not a slur on his family, Rooney however was a boyhood evertonian but wanted the big bucks. Thats fair enough but hardly makes him a better character than shearer. Finally Shearer won the premiership with blackburn, so were they not a big team then?