Horror Tackle Forgotten

Last updated : 05 June 2007 By Footy Mad - Editor

Back in 1994 Mark Robinson was the unlucky player who suffered a broken leg in a horror tackle by a Hartlepool player, and Keegan said "we came to Hartlepool to help the club out financially, and we've ended up with a player fighting to save his career".

But there are new links between Newcastle and Hartlepool these days, and I'm sure Sam Allardyce knows nothing of that incident. Allardyce and his players head for Victoria Park on Tuesday, July 17 for a friendly.

The Magpies also have a friendly against Scottish champions Celtic at St James' Park on Thursday, July 26.

As for Robinson? He signed for a substantial amount by Keegan to bolster the defence, but was never the same player after that game at Hartlepool. He lost a lot of pace, which was his major strength, and was sold to Swindon for £600,000.