Carlsberg are know for making great TV commercials, particularly ones related to football but we think one stands out more than the rest – particularly for fans of Newcastle United.
The current state of affairs at St James’ Park is dire for the supporters, but this advert, which aired in 2006 prior during the run-up to the World Cup, includes several Newcastle legends and once again reminds you of the club’s brighter days.
Carlsberg don’t do pub teams but if they did, it would be the best pub team in the world.
Hard to argue with that statement after seeing the line-up…
The team includes Peter Beardsley, one of Newcastle’s all time greatest players who would have made it into any team during the peak of his career.
Another exceptional midfielder , Chris Waddle, who played alongside Peter Beardsley at Newcastle as well as for England.
Stuart Pearce is also in the team and although he was past his best by the time he joined Newcastle he had an amazing career for both club and country – earning 78 caps for England.
Bryan Robson is featured, another midfielder who is regarded as one of best England players of all time. Although he never actually played for Newcastle, he was born in County Durham and grew up supporting the Magpies.
Jack and Bobby Charlton, World Cup winners in 1966 who were both born in Ashington, Northumberland and grew up watching and supporting Newcastle United. Jack went on to become NUFC manager for one season back in 1984.
And last but not least, the late and great Sir Bobby Robson as coach. A hero on Tyneside and throughout the football world who managed the likes of Barcelona, FC Porto and PSV Eindhoven as well as the England national team and of course, Newcastle United.
It seems like the majority of the world’s best pub team in this advert have a link to Newcastle in one way or another.
Unfortunately, most of our current squad look as though they would be out of depth playing in a real pub league…