Under the headline, ‘Liverpool v Newcastle: The Premier League fixture that always delivers’, the ‘Mail Online’ gave us the following as classic encounters between the two teams.
Now before you go and accuse them of a bias towards the scousers, if you look carefully there is a United win included, from 1934!
Apart from being nearly 80 years ago, it wasn’t a Premier League fixture either, though there again the author might be a 12 year old Liverpool diehard from Torquay so might not realise football was ‘marketed’ as anything but the Premier League.
Yes the scousers have made hay on a fairly regular basis and the obvious starting point is that 4-3 but the next season’s 4-3 was absolutely crap with Newcastle United a pale imitation by then of Keegan’s 4-3ers.
Surely though Andy Cole’s hat-trick back in 1993 which really marked Newcastle’s place back in the top league, deserves a place, as does last season’s 3-1 with Andy Carroll’s screamer almost certainly rubber stamping his £35m move.
Or failing those, surely Supermac’s home debut and hat-trick in a 4-3 win was a no-brainer.
Are we just paranoid or are they really out to get us…bloody annoyed!