14 Facts About Peter Beardsley

1. In 1977 Peter Beardsley joined fellow former Wallsend Boys Club player Steve Bruce for a trial with Third Division club Gillingham.

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2. Peter Beardsley signed for Newcastle for a fee of £150,000, although when they had let him go earlier they could have signed him for nothing.

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3. Peter Beardsley was an instant hit with the Newcastle supporters, scoring and setting up spectacular goals.

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4. Peter Beardsley went on to celebrate promotion with his teammates, who were captained by Kevin Keegan in his final season as a player.

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5. In one fixture against West Ham United, Peter Beardsley ended the game as a stand-in goalkeeper.

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6. Manager Willie McFaul accepted the offer and Peter Beardsley was on his way to Merseyside after four seasons on Tyneside which had brought a total of a 61 goals, his transfer completed on 14 July 1987.

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7. Peter Beardsley joined Liverpool at the same time as John Barnes, the Watford winger.

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8. Peter Beardsley helped Liverpool to a record-equalling 29 league matches undefeated as Liverpool convincingly strolled to the League title with just two defeats to their name.

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9. Peter Beardsley played for a further four years at the club, almost captaining them to the Premier League title in 1996, but they were pipped to the title by Manchester United.

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10. Peter Beardsley contributed in that match with a spectacular cross to Steve Hodge, which allowed Hodge to make England's second goal for Lineker.

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11. Peter Beardsley maintained his place in the England team and featured in both Euro 88 and the 1990 World Cup.

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12. In early 1999, Peter Beardsley served as assistant manager to Howard Wilkinson during his first caretaker period as manager of England, between the dismissal of Glenn Hoddle and the appointment of Kevin Keegan.

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13. Peter Beardsley believed Newcastle should go in a different direction.

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14. In March 2009, Peter Beardsley was re-appointed as an academy coach at Newcastle United, working primarily with young strikers.

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