The Last Time The Owls Were Here It Was 8-0


The last time Sheffield Wednesday visited Newcastle it was Bobby Robson’s first home game as manager in September, 1999.

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Bobby Robson – inspired the lads to an 8-0 win

And it was a good example of how Bobby could inspire his playerto great heights, as the lads were 5-0 up at half time, and won the game 8-0 against our fellow relegation strugglers back then.

And a certain Alan Shearer equalled the Premier League scoring record for a single game with 5 goals.

Shola Ameobi watched from the stands that day, and Newcastle fans finally had something to shout about on that Saturday night as they left St. James’ Park with huge grins on their faces.

We remember Bobby after the game sheepishly saying on TV that the fans shouldn’t expect that in every home game. 😀

But Bobby was loved then as he is now by Newcastle fans, and he became a terrific manager for his home town club, and we’ll never forget him.

Shola Ameobi hopes the memory of that 8-0 thrashing of Wednesday, in Sir Bobby Robson’s first home game in charge, will act as an inspiration tonight, because we were struggling back then in second bottom place in the Premier League, after Bobby had just taken over from Ruud Gullit.

Shola told the Evening Chronicle:

“I remember that day well, it was a great day for Newcastle!” “It was a long time ago and things have changed.”

“But we’d love to win like that again. We have to win home games.” “We have the quality here and if we stay together we can keep on picking up results.”

“If we win tonight it turns into a great start for us. We can then really build on this.”

“We’ve got to back what happened on Saturday up with another great win.” “Saturday has gone now. This is a fresh challenge but one we are looking forward to.”

“I’m going to be going out to score as many goals as possible in every game.” “It’s a great opportunity for us to go out and score goals if we work hard. If we work hard we’ve got the quality to score goals.”

“And that will certainly be the case on Wednesday.” I will do that if I stay fit.” “We have to make sure we stay focused. This is another big game for us.” “And we know just how important our home form will be this season.”

“We hope to pick up where we left off against Reading against Sheff Wed tonight.”

Good words from Shoal and the most important thing is that we get 3 points, then the next most important thing would be to improve our goal difference with a good win, but we’d be very happy with 3 points.

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156 comments so far

  • Magpietillidie22

    Aug 19, 2009 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #1

    Well ive always thought the championship was sholas league and i hope he keeps proving that right!

    I do think we need some pace up with him by either a straight swop of carroll for ranger OR play ameobi as a lone striker and put lua lua just off him? He has bags of pace and energy and he can create chances

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  • NepToon

    Aug 19, 2009 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #2

    in case anyone’s intrested in the yahoo premier league fantasy then here are details to my group. enjoy

    http://uk.premiership.fantasysports.yahoo.com/football

    Group ID#: 16669
    Password: randolph12

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  • Rodzilla

    Aug 19, 2009 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #3

    Well, I’m sat between 3 Wednesday-ites at work. They all think they’re gona get beat. I hope so as I’ve been a cocky tw@t all week and will get a proper ribbing tomorrow if we lose.

    If we win, however…………… 😀

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  • RyanToon

    Aug 19, 2009 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #4

    rodz

    remember we are newcastle and expect the un expected 😉

    but i think well win 2-0

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  • Tel

    Aug 19, 2009 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #5

    Gotta get three points firstly, dont care if its an own goal or whatever, keeps the pressure on boro and cardiff who already have the points in the bag. Anything else is a bonus. Hope we get a big crowd as weds have a big following and we need to compete with them on and off the park.

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  • Tel

    Aug 19, 2009 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #6

    Off topic but anyone know what the A1 is like around team valley, keep seeing signs that its got major roadworks and overnight closures. Its a major pain at the best of time after matches.

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  • punk skunk...

    Aug 19, 2009 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #7

    Pity we don’t still have Chopra here, he’s a bright spark up top!..

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  • long_live_sir_bob

    Aug 19, 2009 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #8

    Tel

    Mate the A1 is a nightmare at the moment best avoiding it and going through gateshead

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  • Tel

    Aug 19, 2009 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #9

    Yeah, another piece of top class toon business, £500 thousand wasn’t it. Then next transfer was £5mil.

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  • punk skunk...

    Aug 19, 2009 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #10

    Aye Tel,
    typical, the wanted to stay, we shoulda signed him onto another contract so we got the money for him…Which tit sanctioned that one?..

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  • Stuart79

    Aug 19, 2009 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #11

    Stand up if you hate Ashley!

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  • Tel

    Aug 19, 2009 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #12

    Cheers, long_live_sir_bob. Thinking I will get a shower now, set off and park at heworth, then can use metro and A19 and avoid most of the traffic.

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  • WELSHMAG

    Aug 19, 2009 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #13

    Speaking to a few cardiff city fans here, they recon they’ve got a squad capable of winning this season but the only problem they have is with their squad being so small they find halfway through they always screw it up. From watching them the last few weeks they’ll certianly be up there with us (hopefully) westbrom and boro. I’d put my money on boro or westbrom for the title. Our squad is far to small 5 injured players and we’ll have half of our team as our reserve squad. I especially scared if a CB gets injured we’re really screwed then.

    Hopefully we’ll win tonight but if we lose and can see our heads dropping and I won’t hold much hope for promotion.

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Aug 19, 2009 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #14

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-FHzT8R_cw

    what an auwesome player, him and al should have played together alot more than they ever did

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  • Whumpie

    Aug 19, 2009 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #15

    Gawd, I’ve missed this – discussing a game a few hours beforehand, and genuinely expecting to win.

    There are some up-sides to getting rellied, eh.

    Team? Anyone?

    Mine:

    ——————–Harps
    Simpson – Tayls – Colo – Enrique
    R.Taylor – Smith – Nolan – My-Ugly-Pony
    ————-Ranger — Ameobi

    Then swap Lua Lua in for Nolan and Carroll in for Shola if needed.

    Hate to say it, but I’m wondering if Geremi could prove a useful older head on the right at some point?

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  • Bensnap

    Aug 19, 2009 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #16

    I’m headed into Newcastle for the game this evening for the first time. Whats a good place for a prematch pint.

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Aug 19, 2009 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #17
  • Fostino

    Aug 19, 2009 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #18

    even old boy calvin-zola doing well…4 goals in three games for crewe

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Aug 19, 2009 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #19
  • toonoholic

    Aug 19, 2009 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #20

    8-0 for united ! HOWAY THE LADS AGAIN

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  • long_live_sir_bob

    Aug 19, 2009 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #21

    My team even though houghton wouldnt have the balls top give it a go.

    ___________Harper__________
    __Simpson_Tayls_Colo_Enrique__
    ___Barton________Guthrie_____
    R.Taylor_______________Jonas
    __________Smith____________
    _________Ameobi_____________

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  • Tel

    Aug 19, 2009 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #22

    Journal reporting llambias to meet former spurs man grahme roberts consortium tomorrow. They are called fanbase today apparently, sure they were called fans 410 yesterday, even they dont know who they are !

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  • Whumpie

    Aug 19, 2009 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #23

    Hmm… not too keen on playing Barton – it’s tricky being down to 10 men after 5 minutes 🙂

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  • long_live_sir_bob

    Aug 19, 2009 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #24

    Hmm… not too keen on playing Barton – it’s tricky being down to 10 men after 5 minutes 🙂

    ha ha very true, i think my point is i would love to see smudger get a chance playing off shola

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  • Foluwashola Ameobi

    Aug 19, 2009 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #25

    Harper

    Simpson S.Taylor Coloccini Enrique

    R.Taylor Nolan Smith Jonas

    Carroll Ameobi

    I’m not sure if Barton is fit but I would keep the same team as Saturday if possible.

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  • Toon_Factor

    Aug 19, 2009 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #26

    Ryan Taylor WILL score tonight!

    http://www.nufc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10278~1760967,00.html

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  • newcastle29

    Aug 19, 2009 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #27

    8-0 win is 400-1 on bet365.

    carrol first goal and 3-1 = 50-1

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  • newcastle29

    Aug 19, 2009 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #28

    reet i suppose i better get ready to go. 2 hour drive to the match comming up!

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  • Whumpie

    Aug 19, 2009 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #29

    Good point – if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, like.

    On that point, I’d not play Smith any differently from his DM position; if Ferguson put him there, it was for a good reason.

    If things are going well, given that we’re a bit short of wingers, like…

    ——————-Harps
    Simpson – Tayls – Colo – Enrique
    —–Guthrie—-Smudge—Jonas
    ————–Lua Lua
    ———-Shola———–Ranger

    It’d be interesting to watch, if nowt else!

    We need to win by 4 to go top, by my rather dodgy maths.

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  • Magpietillidie22

    Aug 19, 2009 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #30

    Team i’d play….
    …………………….Krul…………………….
    Simpson S.Taylor Kadar Enrique
    …………………..Smith…………………….
    ……….Nolan………………Guthrie……..
    R.Taylor…………………………….Jonas
    …………………..Shola……………………..

    With lua lua on for taylor and ranger on for ameobi after 60mins

    Team that will play….

    …………………..Harper……………………
    Simpson S.Taylor Coloccini Enrique
    R.Taylor Smith Nolan Jonas
    …………….Shola……..Carroll…………….

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  • Whumpie

    Aug 19, 2009 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #31

    newcastle29 – have a good trip. Shout loud and proud, mate. I’ll be right behind you… about 370 miles behind, to be precise 🙁

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  • Whumpie

    Aug 19, 2009 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #32

    Magpietillidie22 – I like your thinking. Probably right on that ‘will play’ prediction, too.

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Aug 19, 2009 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #33

    whumpie, were you from?

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  • Tel

    Aug 19, 2009 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #34

    Thats me off then, hope its all good, i have a two hour drive as well. Howay the lads.

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  • newcastle29

    Aug 19, 2009 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #35

    Whumpie.

    cheers mate, off to the pub before i get picked up!
    i’m hoping to meet up with a certain someone if they can make it to the match tonight and will try to extract as much info as possible. fingers crossed!

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Aug 19, 2009 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #36

    my trip to st james is 391.2 miles exactly

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  • RyanToon

    Aug 19, 2009 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #37

    GG

    got any news from you brown sauce?

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  • newcastle29

    Aug 19, 2009 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #38

    Tel.

    where you comming from?

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  • RyanToon

    Aug 19, 2009 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #39

    newcastle29 // Aug 19, 2009 at 2:42 PM

    Whumpie.

    cheers mate, off to the pub before i get picked up!
    i’m hoping to meet up with a certain someone if they can make it to the match tonight and will try to extract as much info as possible. fingers crossed!

    certain someone? shearer? 😉

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  • RyanToon

    Aug 19, 2009 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #40

    http://www.skybet.com/skybet?action=GoEvType&id=10002896

    WHY? is there STILL no betting on our next manager?

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