It doesn't matter that I didn't win a trophy because I did it my way and I lived the dream.
One accusation you can't throw at me is that I've always done my best.
When I was a young boy I wanted to play for Newcastle United, I wanted to wear the number nine shirt and I wanted to score goals at St James' Park. I've lived my dream and I realise how lucky I've been to have done that.
Sometimes going in for a hard tackle generates a louder cheer than a great pass.
Basically, a manager is a father figure to 20 or 25 blokes. It's about trying to get the best out of them and creating team spirit.
Football's not just about scoring goals - it's about winning.
I've got a great life that I really enjoy. But there is something chewing at me inside: that adrenaline rush from football, I miss that.
Somewhere along the line you've got to do your apprenticeship. But I'd want half a chance of being successful at it.
We go there with confidence, but we know there is a very fine line between success and failure in this game.
I didn't watch cartoons, I was too busy playing football.
The managers are getting paid very well by their respective clubs to do a job for their clubs not the country they are working in.
I miss walking out of the tunnel, the 90 minutes and the adrenalin rush that I'll never, ever replace.
Some players are criticised for having no loyalty. Well, I wanted to go back home and play for the club I supported. I don't think that's a crime.
The fans have what they want. They want entertainment, they want passion and they want commitment.
I don't know what I believe in. I try not to think about it. I don't want to think about it.
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