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A match to remember; Letters.

I REMEMBER the famous Newcastle victory mentioned recently by a reader. My dad took me and we watched from the Popular side. I was aged 11 and like all the other boys sat on the stone kerb while my dad watched from the terraces a few rows back.

The score at half-time was something like 6-0 and I remember turning to my dad and shouting with joy. I knew enough about football to know that was an extraordinary score for a professional game.

Later there came all those FA Cup victories and with the optimism of youth, I thought it would be like that forever. I hadn't realised then that this was Newcastle United, destroyer of dreams!

GERRY LOUGHRAN, Jesmond

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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jan 10, 2018
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