Pete Donaldson: My first Newcastle United football shirt

We caught up with Pete Donaldson from the Football Ramble to talk; football shirts, Barry Venison’s blow dry and Philippe Albert’s chip.

What was your first ever football shirt?

Peter Beardsley Andy Cole 1993 Newcastle United

The Newcastle blue and brushed sky blue away strip. Glorious in every sense of the word. Like a cloud-flecked sky on a sunny day, it complimented Barry Venison’s blow-dry perfectly, and a strip that a guilty mother bought me after telling me to ‘sleep off’ a broken elbow.

What is your favourite ever football shirt?

I was terrifically fond of the Thistle Hotels, Asics, Tony Yeboah Leeds United kit, back when I was young enough not to be pilloried for purchasing non-toon leisurewear.

1994 95 Leeds United home shirt

What is your favourite ever goal?

Philippe Albert. The 5-0 er versus Manchester United. It had everything. A marauding Belgian, a moustache, a centre back attempting a 30 yard chip. It still gives me shivers. Yeesh!

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