Back to the Future with Peter Beardsley: Great Video

Here is an excellent and exciting video on the highlights of the great Peter Beardsley when he was at Newcastle.
These were really successful times for Newcastle and this is what Sam has to bring back to the club – that’s his mission. First step is to start to win again.

We should also have Sam and Chris Mort watch this – because once we build the squad up – this is the type of football we want to see – while we are winning and doing great things in Europe 😀

Great times are coming back to Newcastle – we are sure of that. Thanks to Steve Murphy – one of our readers for pointing us to the video.


Peter Beardsley Video

21 comments so far

  • Rob Kirton

    Aug 7, 2007 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #1

    When reading sites such as these, I often see the comments from people;

    player xxxx, manager yyyy an absolute “legend”. A much overused term

    I have been following the toon for well over 30 years. Beardsley is one of maybe only two or three players I could ever put in that category.

  • Zx

    Aug 7, 2007 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #2

    Gifted. Genius.

  • George

    Aug 7, 2007 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #3

    Without doubt a fabulous player. Ther is one other player who for me was a class act and wore the Black & White shirt. TONY GREEN. Some of you younger bloggers would not have seen him, but trust me he was magic. His pace over ten yards was electric and done a lot of damage to defences. The ball i swear was tied to his feet. He went passed players as if they were not there. I hear a lot of you saying, that old buggers talking about Peter Beardsley. Very little between them chaps.

  • iain

    Aug 7, 2007 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #4

    i dont think beardsley is ever given the credit he deserves by the media.

    he must be one of the most talented players england ever produced. not to mention one of the nicest guys in football.

    if only we had another talent like that now.

  • Hog

    Aug 7, 2007 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #5

    ahhh…..beardo. Face of a gargoyle. Feet of an angel!!

  • Greg

    Aug 7, 2007 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #6


    My idol, im gonna be jinking past everyone at training tonight… well tryng to

  • Andy T

    Aug 7, 2007 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #7

    Pedro Pedro – One of the best attacking midfielders ever. One of my favourites was when he slid in, picked the ball up, spun and chipped it into the back of the net – a classic goal from nowhere.
    As well as fantastic goals, he also used to set them up on a regular basis. He had vision like Gascoigne and Waddle.

  • Darren

    Aug 7, 2007 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #8

    I was lucky enough to be at Portsmouth in 1983/84 season when he walked the ball into the net, he really is a genius.

    Keegans team may have had more allround flair but for me the most enjoyable time watching Newcastle was our promotion season 1983/84. Queing from 9am to get in the Gallowgate end, superb atmosphere and a front line of Keegan, Waddle & Beardsley. If it wasn’t for the fanatacism of us fans then Keegan would never have returned and god knows where we would be now.

  • Ian, Doha

    Aug 7, 2007 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #9

    Nostalgic; but how much to buy a Peter Bearsdsley in todays inflated market?

    Darren, I was at the Portsmouth game in 83/84 and remember Beardo’s famous goal well. Nor forgetting the numerous beers at Portsmouth train station after the game to celebrate one of the finest goals ever…..

    Pedro, you’re a star…..

  • rich

    Aug 7, 2007 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #10

    Beardlseys amazing, when i got a VIP ticket at a charity event and sat in the executive box in SJP at half time i went for a wee, and who was standing by the toilets it was Pedro Beardlsey… great person and a legend to boot.

  • D.

    Aug 7, 2007 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #11

    Is it just me or does a young Beardsley look a bit like Joey Barton? Anyway, abosolute legend. Was my favourite player for Newcastle when I watched ’em as a kid.

  • SS

    Aug 7, 2007 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #12

    I agree wholeheartedly with this topic – he was one of the most talented and genuine players we have ever had, and he signed for us twice as well. Even today when he plays in the masters tournaments, it makes me sigh with unashamed nostalgia to see him in a black and white shirt. My personal hero above all others (Ed: Top 10 Toon Heroes: A possible subject for a quiet day??)

    When he was with us the first time, there was a rap song that got played at some matches – Geordie Rap or something. There was a line (imagine it rapped)
    We’ve got Peter – Runs Like A Cheetah
    Look Out Man – he’s ganna be a world beater,

    or something…….. How could he have ever left us after that..

  • Ryan

    Aug 7, 2007 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #13

    I grew up watching Beardsley performing out of his skin week in week out for us. In fact he was the main reason Andy Cole had that season where he scored more goals than games. An absolute legend who was never rated as highly as he shoulda been, except by us faithful geordie supporters.

  • Steve Murphy

    Aug 7, 2007 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #14

    Thanks for the comment about Tony Green – I was brought up in Blackpool and watched him there until his transfer to SJP. These 2 players – Pedro and TG – gave more footballing pleasure than any others I have seen regularly. It was a tragedy when TG had to retire so early. Best would have been proud of many of the goals on this video. My favourite Beardo moment wasn’t actually a goal believe it or not; it was highlights of a cup game at Maine Road when he hit a high clearance on the half volley with the outside of his right foot; the ball went the width of the field in a crescent shape to arrive at the feet of our right back. You could hear the crowd (presumably City fans) sighing with the beauty of it – sheer, exquisite footballing skill.

  • Graham

    Aug 7, 2007 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #15

    Beardsley top 3

    1. Chipping the keeper at the Gallowgate end against Brighton (if my memory serves me correct) – terrible return ball by Keegan btw! A shiver runs down my spine every time i watch this.

    2. Walking the ball into the net at Portsmouth

    3. Take your pick from about 75 others!

    Peter – legends like you should be bottled. Isn’t it just a shame that NUFC didn’t have the ambition all those years ago and flogged him to the scousers? Imagine what might have been…

  • Ed Harrison

    Aug 7, 2007 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #16

    D – i thought Peter at times looked like Kevin Keagan.

  • Ed Harrison

    Aug 7, 2007 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #17

    Zx – gifted genius just about sums it all up in just 2 words.

  • StevieA

    Aug 7, 2007 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #18

    I agree. Probably one of the best english players of all time.

    If not the best. He was always my favourite player, such a genius with the ball he could do anything on his day. If only we had a young Peter Beardsley now! 😀

  • StevieA

    Aug 7, 2007 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #19

    Ryan- Cole scored 42 in total I believe and Bearsdley scored around 25 if my memory serves me correctly. They were unbelievable together, defences were just terrified of playing against them. Cole was such an athlete back then and had an amazing knack of finishing moves off with a goal. Beardsley used to play a lot of one two’s with Cole and also knocking through balls through for him to chase onto. They were superb together.

    I also remember away 5-0 when we had Shearer, Ferdinand and Beardsley bombarding Man Utd’s goal. Happy Days! 😀

    Lethal is the word that comes to mind..

  • StevieA

    Aug 7, 2007 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #20

    Just to add he was a late starter too. Played Sunday League until he was 19/20.

    I read that in his book! 😀

    Sir Les Ferdinand was the same too I remember.

  • Tripp

    Oct 13, 2007 at 3:44 AM

    Comment #21

    Wow. I’ve know of the man but never seen any footage of him. Mint. Absolutely mint. Can’t understand a bloody thing he says but man can he play. Thanks for posting the link Ed.


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