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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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From Liverpool to Madrid

England and Liverpool wonderkid Michael Owen joined fellow Englishman David Beckham at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium to become the latest Galácticos to play in La Liga. Real Madrid signed the Liverpool star for £8 million on 13 August 2004 and during his time with Los Blancos he scored 16 La Liga goals from 26 starts. Following […]

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Retro Football Manager: The Newcastle Odyssey Part 4

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. It’s been a sluggish start to my new era […]

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Retro Football Manager: The Newcastle Odyssey Part 3

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. I’ve barely had time to enjoy a pint of […]

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Albert Stubbins: From Wallsend To Sgt Peppers

In recent seasons where Mane, Firmino and Salah have recaptured the imaginations of the Spion Kop, it’s all too easy to forget about the legends from the distant past. In the case of Reds legend Albert Stubbins though, that should never be the case. A legend at both former clubs – Newcastle United and Liverpool […]

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Retro Football Manager: The Newcastle Odyssey Part 2

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. There’s something about the first day of the season […]

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