The Newcastle United legend is finally being inducted into the club’s Hall of Fame, and supporters could not be happier.
For just £700,000 back in 1992, midfielder Rob Lee joined the Magpies from Charlton Athletic and enjoyed an extremely fruitful decade-long spell with the club – scoring 38 goals and assisting three more – and is widely regarded as one of the best players ever to don black and white.
Lee was perhaps most noteworthy for his tenacity and class in the centre of the park, partnering fellow Newcastle hero Gary Speed and later on being given the captaincy for his efforts.
The midfielder also showed up on the biggest stages, scoring in Newcastle’s 2-1 FA Cup semi-final loss to Chelsea in 2000.
Despite all of his brilliant contributions over ten years, making 302 appearances, fans have still wondered how it took this long to award him this prestigious accolade whilst also being ecstatic that he has finally done it.
Here is how the supporters reacted to the news.
— Darren Potter dipPFS (@Mayfieldfp) November 6, 2019
Class player. Well deserved 💪
— Rog1986 (@R_N_Rodge86) November 6, 2019
Surely he should have been one of the first names in it? Why wasn’t he in before?
— Mr Michael (@MichaelMidd90) November 5, 2019
— Michael (@rooney03) November 5, 2019
How has it taken until 2019 to put him in
— Adam Pearson (@MikeAshleyFan12) November 5, 2019
Very worthy recipient…all the best Rob!
— Simon Horn ⚫⚪⚫⚪ (@SimonHo91784269) November 6, 2019
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What a player absolute bargain aswell
— davy (@djavy38) November 6, 2019