Newcastle United Change

Newcastle United Darren Wood

David Ginola

On a day out in town me and my dad bumped in Ginola outside SJP. His agent was trying to hurry him into a car but he noticed my 14 Ginola top and stopped us and chatted. He was my hero I was about 10, I asked for an autograph but didn't have a pen, so he told me to run to the club shop and he would wait. 5 minutes later I returned having sprinted down to the old club shop not expecting him to still be there! But he was and happily stood and chatted for another 5 minutes and thanked us for the support!

This just showed the class of the man genius on the pitch and gentleman off.

Darren Wood



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,


No comments have yet been added to this memory.

Add a comment

Toon TimesToon Times