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Great interview with Sheffield Wednesday defender Jon Newsome in The South Yorkshire Times
 

More than a decade later, the centre-half’s love affair with Wednesday would be severely tested. But for now he was living the dream - earning £27 a week, with a tenner for lodgings thrown in for mum and dad Christine and Roger, and cleaning the boots of first-teamers Lee Chapman and Gary Megson.

 

He scrubbed the baths, cleaned the balls, washed down the dressing rooms and relished every second of it. He was on his way.

Later...

“My contract was up and Atkinson offered me a better deal, but I told him it wasn’t about the money, it was about running out on to the pitch on Saturday at three o’clock. He turned a bit nasty. 


Read more at: https://www.southyorkshiretimes.co.uk/sport/football/the-big-interview-jon-newsome-on-taking-on-big-ron-playing-for-his-boyhood-club-and-how-it-ended-in-the-wrong-way-with-sheffield-wednesday-1-9069896

 

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Moved into my mates old gaff on Barncliffe Road. Think he still lives there now. 

 

Had no idea he jacked in football after the Newcastle debacle.

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Does it mention him going off at Bolton and the Wednesday fans saying " thankfuck lets hope we don't see him again "  lol 

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“I think we’re in a real mess,” he says. “Without trying to be a clever clogs, I’ve seen it coming for a good couple of years. Under the previous regime of Carlos (Carvalhal), I didn’t think things were right, from the top downwards. It looks like a house of cards and it’s falling down.

 

 

 

Sure you did Jon, sure you did 

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to be honest I thought he was crap when he came back .....

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He was never the same after injuring his ankle, IIRC against Wimbledon in the FA Cup Q/F

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29 minutes ago, @owlstalk said:

cleaned the balls

 

I'd need more than £27 a week clean Megson and Chapman's balls! lol

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This was a magic moment though.  I remember seeing his face after he scored and thinking he genuinely cared about the club.

 

 

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18 minutes ago, rickygoo said:

This was a magic moment though.  I remember seeing his face after he scored and thinking he genuinely cared about the club.

 

 

 

We've got David Pleeeeat, he knows what it means, to be a, kerb crawling ba stard in the Premier Leeeeeeeague!!!

 

Sang that all night in London and all the way home.

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Always thought he was a decent player that we never saw the best of. 

 

Seems to genuinely care about what’s going on at the club too. 

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4 hours ago, Bottler Owl said:

 

I'd need more than £27 a week clean Megson and Chapman's balls! lol

All part of growing up mate, some things you just have to take as an apprentice greased balls, cleaning balls same difference really.

 

Different profession same outcome though:carlosswfc:

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5 hours ago, owlZfan84 said:

Moved into my mates old gaff on Barncliffe Road. Think he still lives there now. 

 

Had no idea he jacked in football after the Newcastle debacle.

 

It looked like the whole team had jacked in football during that game and it didn't get a great deal better for most of the season or the next 5 years or so! :picnic:

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My god... that Newcastle game... did anyone on our side come out with any credit?

 

As another poster mentioned, I had no idea he had retired after that game. 

 

Honest player and a shame it didn't work out for him here in the end. 

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Surprised he sells any cars. Seems to spend all his time talking to reporters. 

 

Can’t abide ex players sticking the knife in. Newsome was hardly Puskas ffs. 

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3 hours ago, rickygoo said:

This was a magic moment though.  I remember seeing his face after he scored and thinking he genuinely cared about the club.

 

 

 

Would we have gone down if he didn’t score that? I can’t remember!

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15 hours ago, Bluesteel said:

 

Would we have gone down if he didn’t score that? I can’t remember!

I think in the end no because of other results but we weren't sure about that. As indeed I'm not now!

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18 hours ago, vulva said:

Surprised he sells any cars. Seems to spend all his time talking to reporters. 

 

Can’t abide ex players sticking the knife in. Newsome was hardly Puskas ffs. 

He might be an ex player but he's just a fan these days. He's got as much right as the rest of us to have an opinion, his opinion as an ex professional player has more value but at the end of the day it is still just an opinion.

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On 19/03/2018 at 10:36, daveyboy66 said:

Does it mention him going off at Bolton and the Wednesday fans saying " thankfuck lets hope we don't see him again " 

 

 

lol

 

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