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Newcastle: Fans react to post about Didier Drogba

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A lot of Newcastle United fans have responded to Taylor not Betsy’s post about the night Didier Drogba stopped the Toon from reaching the UEFA Cup final.

Newcastle drew 0-0 in the home leg, but in the second leg Drogba tore them apart and scored twice to send Marseille through to the final – where Valencia defeated them.

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However, this tweet seems to have brought up some painful memories for these Newcastle fans.

Other Toon supporters, though, focused on Jonathan Woodgate’s injury.

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Drogba scored 32 goals that season and then moved to Chelsea in the summer, but he denied the Toon a European Cup final appearance, and judging by the replies to this tweet, that still hurts.

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Since then, Newcastle have been in the Europa League/UEFA Cup three times once in the 2004/05 season then in 2006/07 season and then again during the 2012/13 season – where they reached the quarter-finals but were knocked out by Benfica.

This was the beginning of the end for Sir Bobby Robson as well as four matches into the following season the board sacked him – so overall, this night in Marseille was not good for the fans or the club.

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