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Newcastle United Stephen Dodds


I was 13 years old and on the last day at school was chosen to be ballboy for Newcastle's first game of the season against QPR at St James' Park . At the time Newcastle were in the old second division and the were rubbish.

The six weeks holidays were dragging by until Newcastle signed a certain Kevin Keegan then I could not wait until match day !

I will never forget the noise and the atmosphere of that day and the noise when he scored. I'm in his book patting him on his back coming out the tunnel before kick off.

Great memories.

Stephen Dodds



Newcastle United Foundation have a heritage project for fans of all ages called Toon Times.


Toon Times will culminate with a major Newcastle United exhibition at the Discovery Museum, Newcastle, although in the lead up to this event Toon Times wishes to reach out to all Newcastle United fans across the North East and further afield to get involved and share their memories, experiences, photos and memorabilia what people have collected over the years.

We are supporting the project by helping to collect NUFC memories online - fans can share their memories on the Replay Football website, simply select the Toon Times tag when submitting yours.

For more info contact the Toon Times Heritage Project Coordinator, Newcastle United Foundation,

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