I was captivated by Johnny Rep that night and remember him scoring a goal from miles out, or so I thought, only seeing it in the flesh and never having seen it again until this day. A real treat for me seeing it after all of these years and now we bring you this brilliant footage from Newcastle v Bastia in 1977.
Unless we qualify as holders for next season, the likelihood is that by the next time we get into Europe, the Fairs/UEFA/Europa competition will be history. With a bit of luck they’ll change the name to the Intertoto – and we always seem to do quite well in that!
Along with fellow European competitors Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Newcastle United and Liverpool, Newcastle miss out the second round and so will be only(!) four rounds from the final, what could possibly go wrong!