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