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Steve Bull: Newcastle v Wolves is so special to me

By Steve Bull | Wolves | Published:

Newcastle United is a special away day for me, due to that 4-1 win on New Year’s Day in 1990.

It is one of the games people always ask me about and I always love reflecting on it because it is one of my favourite games.

It was an unbelievable day for the players and the fans. Three thousand fans travelled up on Monarch Airlines and it was an incredible day, a freezing day, a bit of snow in the air, but we came away with the result and we made them all happy at the end of the Christmas period.

Then England boss Bobby Robson was in the crowd and saw me play. I think scoring those four goals that day got me to the World Cup.

If we can repeat that performance from 1990 again today then it would be absolutely brilliant.

But I just think it is going to be a very tough game.

They have great supporters up there in Newcastle – they are a bit like Wolves fans and they will be getting behind their team.

Though, as ever, we will have a good crowd up there and hopefully we can get the result for them.

On the pitch, we’ve gone from zeroes to heroes over the last few weeks.

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In the Premier League, we are unbeaten in four and have picked up eight points from a possible 12.

And that Europa League win at Slovan Bratislava was absolutely unbelievable.

I think we only probably need to win two more games to get through to the knock-out stages of the competition now.

Raul Jimenez scored the winner at Bratislava and he is top drawer.

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He’s got 10 goals for the season now – that will fill him with confidence.

At the other end, Maximilian Kilman was handed a chance on the left of the back three in Slovakia and I think he did very well.

I think a bit of inexperience came through at times with certain challenges or headers, but he looked better and better as the game went on.

He did not disgrace himself and I thought he played very well.

If we can take the confidence from that win in Europe to Newcastle tomorrow, we should get something out of the game.

Steve Bull

By Steve Bull

Wolves legend and the club's record goal scorer

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