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Newcastle United Rob Lee

Favourite memory in a black and white shirt…

There’s so many, from scoring at Wembley to playing in Europe at Antwerp and Barcelona. I had 10 great years here, and the first five especially under Kevin Keegan were brilliant. There was too many to mention really but as I say it was a fantastic time.

Memories of Newcastle before joining the club…

Not really because I’m a soft Southerner so Newcastle was a long way away and I wasn’t sure where it was anyway. I knew it was a huge club that’s all I really knew, I knew from playing against them when I was a youngster at Charlton we used to come up here and I knew they used to get a fantastic crowd, great crowds, but until you come up here and until I came up here I didn’t realise how big the actual club is and how good the fans are.

On signing for Newcastle in 1992 after Kevin Keegan had told him Newcastle was closer to London than Middlesbrough (the other club interested in signing him at the time)…

I was in shock at the first because it was a long way north for me but it was just the size of the club really. I went from playing at Charlton in front of 8,000 people to, from the minute I got here, we were playing in front of full houses straight away, because obviously we got promoted in the first year, the Premier League had just started and crowds went through the roof. So I had, most of my time here, it was full houses, so it was just adjusting to playing in front of a lot of passionate people really.

Rob Lee

 

 

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, gavin.ferry@nufc.co.uk

 

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