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The week that was - 5th January 1997. Charlton 1 Newcastle 1

edited January 2008 in General Charlton
Sunday 5th January 1997. F A Cup 3rd Round. Charlton Athletic 1 (0) (Kinsella 78) Newcastle United 1 (1) (Lee 33). The Valley. Att: 14,847.

Charlton: Petterson, Sturgess, Barness, O'Connell (K Jones 80), Rufus, Chapple, Newton, Leaburn, Robson, Whyte, Kinsella. Unused subs: Lisbie, Chandler.

Newcastle: Hislop, Watson, Beresford, Batty, Peacock, Albert, Lee, Beardsley, Shearer, Ferdinand, Clark. Unused subs: Barton, Elliot, Kitson.

Referee: D Allison (Leicester).

Newcastle manager Kevein Keegan resigned three days after this game.

Charlton took Newcastle to extra time in the replay at St James' Park. Clark (33) and Shearer (100). Mark Robsons stunning free-kick for the Addicks (55) proving too little on the night.

Kenny Dalglish was paraded as the new Newcastle manager prior to kick-off.


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    Rob Lee's goal celebrations seemed a little muted, respect to him for that.

    The replay was all about Kenny Dalglish rather than the game, the program cover proclaimed "now it's Kenny's kingdom" (or something like that). Loads of photographers at the tunnel entrance trying to get a pic of the new messiah.

    Robbo's free kick really quietened the geordie crowd.
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    I attended both games, Kinsesella's goal was a blinder and well deserved, well done to the ground staff for getting the game on.

    I drove up on my own for the replay and it was only a lack of concentration in extra time that we missed out on pens,we were still setting up a wall and Shearer scored from the free kick, top corner.

    Anyone who went to the game will remember the bad weather on the night,cold,snow and towards the end of the game very misty.

    As Alex Wright posted it was King Kenny's 1st game in charge and they included a colour poster of him with the programme.

    On my arrival i popped into the Strawberry pub and was greeted by the toon fans who bought me a sarny and a drink,top people.
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    did shearer take an embarrassing dive in this game looking for a penalty??
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    edited January 2008
    [cite]Posted By: oohaahmortimer[/cite]did shearer take an embarrassing dive in this game looking for a penalty??
    No, but his elbows were everywhere
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    We should of had a penalty for Beresford strangling Shaun Newton in front of the Covered End.

    The replay was the foggiest game I have ever been to. Ginola went over like a sniper had hit him for the free kick at St James'
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    I remember this game. From what I do remember we attacked pretty well all game down the wings but the crosses were always too close to Shaka Hislop and he plucked them out of the air pretty easily. Then Kinsella decided to have a go from range and found the bottom corner...cue ecstacy!
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    The start of better times.....
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    Who made Keegan Quit? Who made Keegan Quit? Mark Kinsella, Mark Kinsella! He made Keegan Quit!!!

    Went to both these games. Seem to remember us being a bit unlucky not to come away with a home win and as is so often the case in the FA cup 3rd Rd, the bigger team did just enough in the home replay.

    Remember being inexplicably kept behind after the away game too on what was already a longer than expected night and I had school the next day!
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    I see Dean Chandler was on the bench for the match and wondered what happened to him after his problems.

    Seems his last Club was Redbridge in the 2007-08 but, according to Wiki, he also represented England's Learning Disability Team. Didn't have a clue about this but the following Link seems to explain what they're about:

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    F A Cup weeks when they were special.
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    16 years ago, bloody hell.

    Was sat in the front row of the East stand for the first game and then went up on the plane with my Dad for the return leg when Robson scored that fantastic free kick.

    And low and behold, who was on the plane with us on the way back? The entire Charlton squad! Very special memories.
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    My loathing of Alan Shearer stems from this game. The flagship of English football at the time, England team hero etc, chucking himself on the floor trying to win penalties, elbows all over the place. Tosser.

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    Look at that line-up. Newcastle didn't p*ss about putting the reserves out. They came to win.
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