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Footballing Icons: Paul GASCOIGNE

The English midfield maverick grew up in Gateshead and it wasn’t long before his unique talents we’re spotted by his local team Newcastle United. Paul Gascoigne signed schoolboy terms with the team he supported as a boy in 1980 and by 1985 he was captaining the youth team to FA Youth Cup success which led […]

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Retro Football Manager: The Newcastle Odyssey Part 9

Sid Lambert is a 43-year-old man playing Retro Football Manager on his iPhone. He’s gone back to 1995/96 to take over Newcastle United and put right what once went wrong: beat Manchester United to the title. And he’d love it if he beat them. Love it. We left the last instalment with the season just […]

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Speedo

Gary Andrew Speed was born in Mancot, North Wales on 8th September 1969. The talented sportsman was equally as proficient with a football at his feet as he was with a cricket ball in his hand. His football skills soon started attracting the attention of professional clubs whilst playing for Flintshire Schoolboys and his local […]

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Retro Football Manager: The Newcastle Odyssey Part 8

Sid Lambert is a 43-year-old man playing Retro Football Manager on his iPhone. He’s gone back to 1995/96 to take over Newcastle United and put right what once went wrong: beat Manchester United to the title. And he’d love it if he beat them. Love it. We ended the last instalment with the triumphant return […]

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Newcastle United 5 Manchester United 0

25 years ago today Sir Alex Ferguson’s red devils landed in hell when they met Kevin Keegan’s entertainers at St James Park. Top of the table Newcastle United we’re simply too hot to handle that day for the reds and the Toon won the battle 5-0 to go eight points clear of United. They eventually […]

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Retro Football Manager: The Newcastle Odyssey Part 7

Sid Lambert is a 43-year-old man playing Retro Football Manager on his iPhone. He’s gone back to 1995/96 to take over Newcastle United and put right what once went wrong: beat Manchester United to the title. And he’d love it if he beat them. Love it. We ended our last instalment with a performance at […]

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A Hitchhikers Guide to Away Days

New Year’s Day, 1980, my beloved Newcastle United take on Sunderland. No hangover for me as I’d just turned fourteen a few days before the big night. There was no public transport on, so me and my mate decided to walk to the Toon for the match. We didn’t have much choice really, as anyone […]

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Newcastle United 5 Leeds United 2

Mighty Micky Quinn certainly made an impact on his Newcastle United debut back in 1989. The new arrival from Portsmouth bagged four goals on the opening day of the season to help give the Magpies a 5-2 victory against Leeds United at St James Park. The striker went on to become the league top goal […]

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Retro Football Manager: The Newcastle Odyssey Part 6

Sid Lambert is a 43-year-old man playing Retro Football Manager on his iPhone. He’s gone back to 1995/96 to take over Newcastle United and put right what once went wrong: beat Manchester United to the title. And he’d love it if he beat them. Love it. The last update saw us nestling comfortably in second […]

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Retro Football Manager: The Newcastle Odyssey Part 5

Sid Lambert is a 43-year-old man playing Retro Football Manager on his iPhone. He’s gone back to 1995/96 to take over Newcastle United and put right what once went wrong: beat Manchester United to the title. And he’d love it if he beat them. Love it. We’re six games into the season and it’s fair […]

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