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Chris Donald of Viz fame picks his best ever Newcastle United team – ‘Paul Gascoigne – Mercurial, magic and absolutely mental. At his young, chubby best he was unbelievable’.
The date of October 20 1996 is a landmark in our history, almost fifteen years ago now, unbelievable.
Whether you were at St.James’ Park on that magical day or not, simply press play and enjoy this Mag YouTube video classic.
A playmaker is essential to very decent footballing Premier League team.
Yohan Cabaye is back to impose his playmaking on Boxing Day, who are your greatest ever playmakers?
A player (or manager!) returning to a club throws up all kinds of emotions.
For one season Sebastian Bassong was a cracking player who was one of the few who could hold his head high after relegation. Is he the man for Newcastle United again?
Is there anything better than players who get you out of your seat, the ability to do things others dream of.
From Tino to Beardsley, is Hatem Ben Arfa the latest?
Watching Newcastle United in the late seventies and eighties was a sobering experience. Expectations were generally low, although the arrival of Kevin Keegan as a player gave us a brief…
Issue 1 – August 1988
In August ’88 the first ever issue of The Mag hit the streets, coinciding with a relegation season!
Three world class players had left the region they called home, it makes you cry thinking what could have been with Beardsley, Waddle and Gascoigne. The Mag’s way of dealing with it….
Issue 34 – February 1992
Interviews with reporters covering Newcastle United often throw up plenty of interesting material.
The Evening Chronicle’s John Gibson is a Geordie institution with a wealth of stories, a man never lost for words!
With current shambles I can’t help but think of what Danny Rose said about Steve Bruce
‘The ideal manager for Mike Ashley to turn to, after belatedly sacking Steve Bruce’
Predicted Newcastle team v Arsenal has five changes
Steve Bruce thinks he can fool all of the people all of the time – Embarrassing latest comments
If this is true, it shows that the players do not have confidence in Steve Bruce