On this day in 1974 we played in the FA Cup final against The Liverbirds @ Wembley.
Before the match and at approx '2:15 bells', Toon fan and Olympic gold medalist distance runner Brendan Foster won a race aroond the Wembley track in a black n white striped vest given to him by David Bedford, an arch rival at the time.
After hiz win and with huge cheers from the Toon fans he hoyed hiz shirt into the jubulant crowd!
THAT!---waz the anly thing we won that day and the rest az they say iz black day in wor history!
Az coincedence would have it, Brendan waz spotted in the concourse by The Geordie Times chief paparazzi photographer at half time durin' the Chelski game on Wednesday neet and took this 'exclusive photo below!
(aalso see match report below)
Spot the difference between the 1974 photo and the 2012 photo!
IN HIZ NUMBER 10 VEST
10 STONE HEAVIER!