Archive for tag: Newcastle classic matches.

Magpies modern classics – Arsenal 1-3 Newcastle.

May 21st, 2010 | 71 Comments |

Episode three of my series of modern memories takes us on a trip to the capital city and to Highbury, the former home of Arsenal. We had a shocking record of playing in London at the time and hadn’t won in the previous thirty visits to the capital, something that was to change that evening.

It was a night where we came out on top against a magnificent Arsenal team that featured the likes of Thierry Henry and Robert Pires in their pomp. (more…)

Magpies modern classics – Leeds 3-4 Newcastle

May 17th, 2010 | 130 Comments |

Next up in my series of modern classics involving Newcastle United is the trip to Elland Road, home of Leeds United, way back in December 2001. A total of seven goals were shared that night in a pulsating encounter with the table toppers, but we had the last laugh this time..

It’s match that will be remembered for it’s slick attacking play rather than defensive fortitude, which obviously added to what was a great spectacle. (more…)