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Newcastle United James Walker

David Kelly 85th minute winner 1992 vs Portsmouth at SJP!

I was 8 years old stood on a concrete bollard in the Gallowgate end under the scoreboard behind the goal. Newcastle had been frustrated by Alan Knight and the Pompey defence, Newcastle needed a win to survive in the football league to give them a chance going to Leicester at Filbert Street the week after.

Biting nails, frustration, sore throat from singing my heart out, the ball got played forward, Micky Quinn chested it down, played a reverse ball round the corner into David Kelly's path. 16 yards out on the half volley across the keeper and into the middle of the gallowgate goal. The relief the sheer joy and ecstasy of the goal the noise I've still never heard a reaction like at sjp since and doubt I will. Amazing went to Leicester the week later and saw Gav Peacock score and Steve Walsh scoring an own goal to keep us up!!

Unbelievable! When football was football and not a business!

James Walker



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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