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First Match Memories – Newcastle United v Sunderland 2011/12

7 years ago

My first match at St. James’ Park was last year in March for the Tyne and Where Derby.

I flew over from Australia as a 21st birthday present from my parents.

I remember every minute of the match.

Shola warming up on the sideline as everyone sang his name, then when he put the ball past Mignolet to equalize right at the end, my eardrums nearly exploded.

Turning to their supporters and chanting ‘you’re not singing anymore’ with the whole stadium was great.

Left St.James’ Park and went to the pub, we did the ‘Ameobi’ and it was the best thing I have ever done.

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