Born in Stirling, Steve arrived at SJP along with his brother Gary in 1998. He broke into the side in 2000/01 and scored the winner in the Worthington Cup came against Bradford City.
He became a Scottish international, but he just lacked that extra bit of class to become a true Premiership player and only made 24 starts for Newcastle in six seasons.
Sir Bobby had brought in Titus Bramble to partner Jonathan Woodgate, and we also had Andy O'Brien, and if called upon Olivier Bernard and Aaron Hughes could play in the middle of the back line.
Caldwell signed for Sunderland in 2004 and was made skipper.
Steve Caldwell: “I was a little bit apprehensive about making the move to Sunderland.
“I loved Newcastle, and wanted to stay there, but over a period of months I’d decided I had to leave.
“When the opportunity came up, I was a bit reluctant. After speaking to Mick McCarthy, I realised it was too good an opportunity to pass up.
“I thought the side Sunderland were building was good enough to get promoted.
“It was quite smooth. What helped was that the clubs were in different leagues. Newcastle fans realised I gave my best to the club.
“I needed to move on to play regularly. It was up to me to prove myself to Sunderland’s fans.
“And I never regretted the move. I’ve got great memories from my time at Sunderland. I had ups and downs, but the promotion season was one of the most enjoyable in my career.
“I was lucky enough to play in four derbies – once in each stadium for both sides.
“I’m honoured and proud to have done that and played a part in the history between the two clubs.
“They’re great memories, even though not all were successful memories.
“They’re special games. Maybe those players who haven’t played in the derby don’t realise how special it is.
“Maybe I’m biased, but for me it’s the biggest derby in England.
"Being from Scotland, Celtic-Rangers is probably the biggest. I’ve also played in the Burnley-Blackburn derby, which is volatile.
“I watch the Premier League goals here, and I know Sunderland are on a poor run of form.
“But they have a new manager who will change their style. That takes time.
“Newcastle seem to have picked up. They’ve had some great results, and some iffy ones.
“But form can be irrelevant. I’d expect the game to be extremely tight.
“It would be huge for Sunderland if they could win, and Newcastle have got to make sure they don’t give them the opportunity to kick start their season.”
Saturday October 26
12:45 Crystal Palace v Arsenal
15:00 Aston Villa v Everton
15:00 Liverpool v West Brom
15:00 Man Utd v Stoke City
15:00 Norwich City v Cardiff City
17:30 Southampton v Fulham
Sunday October 27
13:30 Sunderland v Newcastle United
16:00 Chelsea v Manchester City
16:00 Swansea City v West Ham United
16:00 Tottenham v Hull City
MAGPIES IN EUROPE -
HARVEY TO PARDEW
The new version of "Magpies In Europe" will be launched next week.
The official new title is "Magpies In Europe - Harvey To Pardew" and is an up-dated version of "From Antwerp To Zurich" - which includes the 14 Europa League fixtures we played last season.
The 280-page book features match reports from the 134 European matches Newcastle United have played, starting with the memorable 4-0 win over Feyenoord in 1968 on our European debut.
Included are stats and the figures you would expect, but also each away fixture has the remarkable experiences of individuals who travelled to watch the matches.
It is a fascinating history that every Newcastle United fan will enjoy.
And with a limited print-run, make sure you order a copy.
DON'T MISS OUT!
More details will be announced next week, but if you want to order, contact us:- Kevnumad@fsmail.net
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NEWCASTLE UNITED 2013/14
NEWCASTLE UTD 2 LIVERPOOL 2 (Cabaye, Dummett)
Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Yanga-Mbiwa, Santon, Cabaye (78' Sammy Ameobi), Tiote, Gouffran, Sissoko (45' Dummett), Remy, Ben Arfa (78' Anita).
Subs: Cisse, Elliot, Obertan, Dummett.
CARDIFF CITY 1 NEWCASTLE 2 (Remy 2)
Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Tiote, Cabaye (86' Ben Arfa), Gouffran, Sissoko, Remy (71' Gutierrez), Cisse
Subs: Anita, Yanga-Mbiwa, Elliot, Sammy Ameobi, Dummett
EVERTON 3 NEWCASTLE 2 (Cabaye, Remy)
Krul, Debuchy, Yanga-Mbiwa (46' Williamson), Coloccini, Santon, Tiote, Anita (69' Cisse), Ben Arfa (46' Cabaye), Sissoko, Gouffran, Remy
Subs: Elliot, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Dummett
NEWCASTLE 2 HULL CITY 3 (Remy 2)
Krul, Debuchy (86' Tiote), Yanga-Mbiwa, Coloccini, Santon, Cabaye (62' Gouffran), Anita, Sissoko, Ben Arfa, Cisse (73' Marveaux), Remy
Subs: Williamson, Elliot, Sammy Ameobi, Dummett
ASTON VILLA 1 NEWCASTLE 2 (Ben Arfra, Gouffran)
Krul, Debuchy, Coloccini, Yanga-Mbiwa, Santon, Anita (74' Tiote), Cabaye (88' Sammy Ameobi), Ben Arfa, Sissoko, Remy (63' Gouffran), Cisse
Subs: Elliot, Marveaux, S Taylor, Dummett
NEWCASTLE 1 FULHAM 0 (Ben Arfa)
Krul, Debuchy, Yanga-Mbiwa, Coloccini, Santon, Ben Arfa, Sissoko, Anita 65' (Cabaye), Marveaux 74' (Remy), Shola Ameobi 65' (Gouffran), Cisse
Subs: Gosling, Elliot, Sammy Ameobi, Dummett
NEWCASTLE 0 WEST HAM 0
Krul, Debuchy, Yanga-Mbiwa, Coloccini, Santon, Ben Arfa, Sissoko, Anita, Marveaux 66' (Sammy Ameobi), Shola Ameobi, Cisse 72'
Subs: Gosling, Bigirimana, Elliot, Vuckic, Dummett
MAN CITY 4 NEWCASTLE 0
Krul, Debuchy, Coloccini, S Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Sissoko, Tiote, Gouffran 45+4' (Dummett), Ben Arfa 65' (Sammy Ameobi), Gutierrez 44' (Anita), Cisse
Subs: Elliot, Marveaux, Shola Ameobi, Obertan
NEWCASTLE 2 LEEDS UTD 0 (Cisse, Gouffran)
Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini, Dummett, Gouffran (90' Vuckic), Anita (80' Gosling), Tiote, Marveaux, Sammy Ameobi, Cisse (71' Obertan).
Subs: Ben Arfa, Yanga-Mbiwa, Bigirimana, Alnwick
MORECAMBE 0 NEWCASTLE 2 (Shola Ameobi, Sammy Ameobi)
Elliot, Debuchy, Yanga-Mbiwa, Good, Dummett, Bigirimana, Gosling, Marveaux 88' (Sissoko), Vuckic 46' (Shola Ameobi), Sammy Ameobi, Gouffran 71' (Ben Arfa)
Subs: Santon, Anita, Alnwick, Streete
Newcastle United Fixtures
Sunday October 27
13:30 Premier League
Sunderland v Newcastle United
Wednesday October 30
19:45 League Cup - 4th Rnd
Newcastle United v Manchester City
Saturday November 2
12:45 Premier League
Newcastle United v Chelsea
Sunday November 10
12:00 Premier League
Tottenham v Newcastle United