Sunday saw the anniversary of one of Newcastle’s most memorable days, when they annihilated Manchester United 5-0 at St James’ Park, a mind-boggling 23 years ago.

That game became one of the two things synonymous with Kevin Keegan’s ‘Entertainers’ era – the other being his rant at Alex Ferguson.

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I remember it like it was yesterday, as I am sure many other fans of my era do, but it makes me angry when I look back at it now.

Angry that we did not capitalise on that team and era. Angrier still that despite having one of the great Premier League teams we still won absolutely nothing. But angriest at where we currently find ourselves now as we reminisce on yesteryear.

Newcastle then and now are like two different clubs

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We are a shell of the club we were then. The black and white stripes being just about the only thing that connects the club almost a quarter of a century ago, and what it has become now.

It puts it into perspective that the weekend of that famous win, was accompanied by a powder-puff, lacklustre defeat, where we had zero attempts at goal, only 29 per cent of possession, and could not even show enough attacking prowess to force a single corner.

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It was not lost on other Toon fans either, as they inundated the club’s tweet about the 1996 win with replies about the subsequent decline of the club.

Here are a few of those responses:

 
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