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Jon Newsome | Sheffield Wednesday | Sticker No. 390 | 1997

Season 2, Ep. 5

We found Jon Newsome! Giant full-back turned centre-half for Sheffield Wednesday, Leeds, Norwich and Sheffield Wednesday again.

Jon furnished Ketch and Richie with endless tales of a string of huge 90s names he crossed paths with including: Big Ron, Eric Cantona, Benito Carbone, Paolo Di Canio, Gary Speed, Pavel Srnicek, Kevin Pressman and 'Tommy' Dorigo to name a few.

An incredible chain of events saw Jon consider non league football, before transferring to Leeds and winning the old Division One within 12 months. Jon also spoke poignantly about his experience of being a ball boy during the Hillsborough disaster and the conclusion of his career - an 8-0 defeat to Newcastle United at St. James' Park, a game where Ketch was in attendance.

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