The Newcastle United side of the mid-1990s boasted one of the most revered squads in football history. The likes of Alan Shearer, Les Ferdinand, Peter Beardsley and David Ginola still enjoy deity-like status on Tyneside, a place where Kevin Keegan is still referred to as a Messiah, having come so close to making Geordie dreams come true. On the periphery of The Entertainers were its supporting cast; young prospects huddled together in their own corner of the changing room, rubbing shoulders with club greats as they dreamed of stardom. Now, 25 years on, Chris Holland, Jim Crawford, Paul Brayson and Darren Huckerby share untold stories about the highs and lows of being a part of one of the greatest teams, and indeed storylines, the Premier League has ever seen.
This article first appeared in the True Faith Newcastle United fanzine - 1st October 2020 It was arguably the highlight of last season. Newcastle, entrenched in their own half for the majority of a turgid affair at SJP, had resisted wave after wave of Chelsea attacks but found themselves with a final throw of the... Continue Reading →
Despite growing up in east London, Andros Townsend’s journey to SE25 has been a long and winding one. The Eagles will be the 12th club of his professional career but he is hoping that after putting pen to paper on a five-year contract last month he’ll be able to call Selhurst Park home for the foreseeable future.
Yohan Cabaye’s much heralded arrival last month sent out a strong signal of intent to the rest of the Premier League that the Eagles will be a force to be reckoned with in 2015/16, and his goal at Norwich City last weekend gave him the perfect start. With our club record signing already hitting his stride, just sit back and enjoy watching the midfield artist create the first of many masterpieces on the green canvas that is Selhurst Park this season.