Kid goes to St.James' Park knocks on the door and tells Shearer he wants to play for the Toon. Shearer asks how old he is and the kid say he's 12. "Too young, sonny, come back when your 18". A month later, the same kid knocks on the door and tells Shearer, "I want to play for the Toon, now." "But your only 12", says Shearer. "Look, I've watched all the games in the last month and they've put years on me", says the kid.