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Quiz: Name this ‘lost’ Newcastle United XI

Words: JJ Dunning
Image: Getty/Ian Horrocks/Newcastle United  

£500 million buys you a lot of players. Unfortunately, it can’t guarantee their quality. How many of these obscure Newcastle United players can you name?

Howay the lads!” – so goes the call on match day in Newcastle.

And Magpies fans have had plenty of lads to bellow howay at over the last 20 years. Newcastle United have spent almost £500 million on players since the 1995/96 season, breaking the World Record in 1996 to sign Alan Shearer from Blackburn Rovers for £15 million.

But while Big Al went on to score over 200 goals for the Toon, not every new signing has done the club proud.

We’ve dredged up some of the less memorable Newcastle players of the last two decades to create this fiendish ‘Lost XI’ quiz.

So, if you know all the words to the Toon Army’s racy Fabricio Coloccini chant, and if you spend your nights down the pub eagerly telling friends that it’s a little-known fact that St. James’ Park is featured on the cover of FIFA 13, we’ve got just the quiz for you. Howay!

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09/2016 Red Bulletin

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