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Remembering A Newcastle United Legend

This is the first anniversary of Gary Speed’s tragic death last year, and we take time out to remember Gary, and what he did in football and what he did for Newcastle.

Gary Speed – died at the young age of 42

The former Newcastle United midfielder joined Newcastle in the summer of 2007, when Kenny Dalglish was manager, and he had a wonderful career on Tyneside, under the Bobby Robson years from 199 through 2004, when Newcastle United twice qualified for the European Champions League.

Gary was eventually sold – rather surprisingly at the time – to Bolton Wanderers in the summer of 2004, just before Bobby Robson himself was fired from the Newcastle manager’s job.

Gary played 284 times for Newcastle United and scored 40 goals, and he played a massive 85 times for Wales with 8 goals, and in his career he played 840 games with 134 goals.

And after going into management with Sheffield United, with John Carver his assistant, he had become the Wales national manager at the time of his death, and he seemed to be turning Wales into a good side, when the news of his tragic death was released.

Gary will never be forgotten for what he did for our club, and our thoughts and prayers go out today to his family and friends.

Rest in peace Gary Speed, and thanks for everything you did for football and for Newcastle United Football Club.

17 comments so far

  • RonVanDam

    Nov 27, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #1

    On a serious note, if we dont have defenders – our lineup against stoke should look like this

    Simmo Collo Willo Santon

    Oberton Anita Tioti Marveaux

    Cisse Ba

    Subs: Bigi, Perch, Guti, Tavernier, Sammy, Elliot

  • The Prophet Of Doom 01.12.12

    Nov 27, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #2

    the end is nigH

    the beAst will riSe and devour the laNd

    the Hunger wiLl remAin untIl all is Lost

    you hAve beEn warned

    repent, repent, your SalvatIon may be at hAnd
    armaGeddon appRoaches

    the End is niGh


  • rainrix

    Nov 27, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #3

    Wow has that only been a year time flies,

    RIP speedo

  • Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner)

    Nov 27, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #4

    RIP Speedo.
    Hard to believe its been a year

    Raindrix – are the Mayans involved? And Wonga? This thing does go deep.

  • catchy in norway

    Nov 27, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #5

    i think today that we should all stop the hating and blaming for one day in respect for gary speed,,

    remember the good times

    tomorrow is a new day

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 27, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #6

    RIP speedo

  • rainrix

    Nov 27, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #7

    Wizard… I dont know dude its like deep man, no doubt its also linked to the russians and the kennedy assassination, I think to solve this mystery we are going to have to brave a few ark of the covenant style tombs to get to the bottom of this.

    Saddle up wizard! Oh and bring your staff…. and maybe ibiza if he’s up for some adventuring

  • rainrix

    Nov 27, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #8

    Catchy… That’d be nice mate, though could you see it happening on this blog?

  • jimmysmith

    Nov 27, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #9

    My Team v stoke

    Barton Woodgate Colo Santon

    Ben Arfa Speed Tiote Ginola

    Shearer Sir Les

    One night only, just to get us back on track.

  • catchy in norway

    Nov 27, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #10


    im not posting anything negative today,,

    infact i think im all about done with it, we all see what we see, we all believe what we believe ,

    i support the team, not the managment

    my day is for remembering gary speed,

  • lewytoon

    Nov 27, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #11

    prophet, how do you choose which letters are capitals?

  • catchy in norway

    Nov 27, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #12

    9 jimmysmith

    great idea

    on a day like this,, lets all think of players of the past, and make a team of players worth talking about

    whos and whys we would pick and play them

  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 27, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #13

    Agree with catchy

    Everything negative that can be said has been said.

    Today is the time to remember Gary spew the footballer and person. Truly great player and manager who was tragically taken away

  • rainrix

    Nov 27, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #14

    Catchy… Thats well put. At the end of the day regardless of your outlook, we are all on the same side, the team needs its fans more than ever.

  • tenpointnine

    Nov 27, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #15

    Oh for a Gary Speed in the team now.

  • martoon

    Nov 27, 2012 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #16

    The Prophet Of Doom 01.12.12 @2- Nice to have you back Beattie 😉

  • thomastoon25

    Nov 27, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #17

    How can people comment on this story saying “on a serious note i think our selection should be… for the stoke game” There are relevant stories on this website for that and this is not one #RIPSPEEDO


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