Philippe Albert says Newcastle United’s side of the 90s partied as hard as they played: ‘The whole squad went out and stayed out’

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Football in the 1990s slowly started to become more professional, with a focus on nutrition and recovery creeping into the game amid the influx of new ideas from abroad. At Newcastle United, though, there was always time for a drink. 

Former Newcastle defender Philippe Albert explains that the team "worked hard and played hard" during his time at the club, helping him to fit into the squad much quicker than he had anticipated.

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Ryan Dabbs
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Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future.