Where are they now? Newcastle's 1995/96 Great Entertainers
A huge favourite with the St James’ Park faithful, the London-born Trinidad and Tobago international played a key role
A huge favourite with the St James’ Park faithful, the London-born Trinidad and Tobago international played a key role between the sticks for Kevin Keegan’s clan.
Hislop made 24 Premier League appearances during a season that came tantalisingly close to delivering the club’s first piece of silverware since 1969. He left the club two seasons later to join West Ham for the first of two stints with the east Londoners.
A brilliant shot-stopper, Hislop played against England for Trinidad and Tobago in the 2006 World Cup, conceding to Steven Gerrard and Peter Crouch in a 2-0 defeat. He retired from football in 2007 and now works as a pundit across the pond with ESPN.
One of King Kev’s most trusted lieutenants during his time in charge of the club, the former Wimbledon full-back provided some solidity to a team that generally took a fairly dim view of defending.
He was English football’s most expensive defender when he headed north from the Dons in the summer of 1995 for a fee of £4m, and played a full part in Newcastle’s buccaneering start to the 1995/96 campaign.
Now also working in the US as a TV pundit, Barton ran a travel agents for a brief period after calling time on his career in 2005.