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Magic Moments – FA Cup Semi Final v Spurs 1999 – Shearer Video Special

8 years ago

Some moments stick in your memory and 11th April 1999 is still as clear as day for me.

The previous season Newcastle had been odds on favourites to beat Sheffield United at Old Trafford and progress to the FA Cup final, one year on and United were the underdogs as we faced Tottenham – a significantly different proposition.

Alan Shearer had scored the winner against Sheffield United and it was no different this time around.

United took the lead via Shearer despite being second best for much of the match in terms of possession, the final minutes dragging as we all dreamed of a retutn trip to Wembley.

Silvio Maric has the ball down the left hand side and lays it off to Shearer, Big Al cuts across the ball and smashes it into the top corner from outside the box.

We were behind the goal and you could see it angling towards that top right hand spot and the keeper beaten all the way.

A great moment and at the bottom of this piece you can relive it via the video footage.

If you have an interest in NUFC memorabilia then this time we are looking at various angles that tie NUFC together with our next opponents, Tottenham, and we have them featuring in the latest Mag Auctions of classic Newcastle United memorabilia, including a very collectable match ticket from that semi-final win in 1999.

One of the other stand out items is an away match programme from the trio of famous 1950s cup wins.

Let us take you back to February 2nd 1952, White Hart Lane, the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Picture the scene, 69,009 rammed into the home of Tottenham, almost double their current capacity and that is just the ones who paid in!

Lining up for Newcastle were;

Ronnie Simpson, Alf McMichael, Bobby Cowell, Frank Brennan, Joe Harvey, Ted Robledo, Bobby Mitchell, Tommy Walker, Billy Foulkes, George Robledo, Jackie Milburn

A goal for Bobby Mitchell and two from George Robledo sent Newcastle United into the fifth round and another step towards their destiny of winning the Cup in consecutive years.

A great part of our history (competing in the cups!!) and we have this very collectable programme from that 1952 clash at White Hart Lane up for grabs, click HERE to view it and the other NUFC memorabilia.

A new batch of NUFC collectables up for auction.

With a deep love of United’s history and the classic memorabilia and programmes that are a big part of that, we bring you our very own auctions.

Delving into Newcastle’s extraordinary history, a number of items up for auction via eBbay, with prices starting from as a little as 99p.

Not everybody will want to bid on the items but we are sure that the range of items will provoke interest and debate, plus the memories flooding back.

It costs nothing to look and with the auctions lasting for a week you have plenty of time to keep an eye and bid at any time over the 7 days, potentially picking up a real bargain.

A selection including programmes, magazines, tickets, trading cards and clothing CLICK HERE to visit.

Watch Alan Shearer’s brilliant second goal below, the one that sealed a brilliant semi-final win over Spurs…just don’t mention the final!
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