"When you play football as a professional you expect in later life you are going to have problems with your knees, your ankles, or you back, like I have. But never did I think playing football could
be linked to having a brain disease. That is why the research has to be done."
-- Former English star Alan Shearer
, 47, on having tests to determine how heading the ball has
affected his brain. He says he has a poor memory and he fears may be at risk of suffering from dementia due to heading during his playing days. (Daily Mirror