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Newcastle v Liverpool Classics?

12 years ago

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.

April 3, 1996Liverpool 4-3 NewcastleMarch 10, 1997Liverpool 4-3 NewcastleAugust 30, 1998Newcastle 1-4 LiverpoolDecember 28, 1998Liverpool 4-2 NewcastleDecember 28, 2008Newcastle 1-5 LiverpoolJanuary 1, 1934Newcastle 9-2 Liverpool

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!


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