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Crippy Cooke

Sports journalist who is an avid football fan, enjoys debunking transfer rumours, loves to write pieces on players out in the cold and takes a large amount of pride getting a predicted XI 100% correct.

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Newcastle thrash Man City at St James’ Park on this day in 1958

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Aston Villa finally beat Everton in League Cup second replay on this day in 1977

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On this day in 2012, Hatem Ben Arfa scored a brilliant solo goal as Newcastle United beat Bolton Wanderers 2-0 and closed in on a Champions League … Read More

Dick Taylor was born on this day, he managed Villa and delayed relegation against all odds

On this day in 1918, Dick Taylor was born. He was an old-school centre-back and eventually managed Aston Villa after hanging up his boots. And … Read More

Nearly 74,000 people saw Newcastle’s FA Cup semi-final clash with Chelsea on this day

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