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Newcastle United Lance Bradley

I was living in London when we first played in the Champions League, but got tickets for the game v Barcelona. I got time off that afternoon and drove up.

I still remember all the chat around the ground being the hope that we didn't get beat by too many - it was Barca, after all.

To this day I have no idea why, but I put a small bet not only on us winning, but on Tino getting a hat-trick and us winning 3-2.

And then he got his hat-trick. And then they got one back. And the noise in SJP was so loud that you couldn't actually hear it, it was just a huge noise.

And I looked around the stadium and thought to myself "There are 52,000 people in here tonight, and I'm the only one who doesn't mind if they score again."

And they did. But that was all, and we beat the might Barcelona. And I got my petrol money back from Ladbrokes.

What a night.

Lance Bradley


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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