Writer: Site Staff
Date:Monday May 12 2008
A final outing for his hometown club looked highly unlikely for Peter Ramage with it already agreed that his contract wouldn't be renewed, having been drafted into the Toon squad on Saturday injuries saw him promoted to the bench, and he eventually got on at the end: 'We picked up a few injuries over the week, and I was told on Saturday morning I would travel, and maybe be on the bench,' Ramage told the Echo. 'David Edgar went down injured on Saturday morning, and the gaffer said he'd only put me on if it was 100 per cent necessary. The gaffer just said to me he wasn't going to put me on no matter what, as he didn't want me to get injured and scupper a move, but as the game wore on, he kept looking at me. I thought I might get on, and then he said: 'You deserve this chance, go out and enjoy it'. It was a nice touch, and something I'll never forget.'
Ramage broke his leg on his last appearance for the Toon and he didn't want that to be the way it ended so he will be eternally grateful to Kevin Keegan, he added: 'I didn't want to end my career at the club having been stretchered off in my last match, and I'll always be grateful to him. I can say I played under Kevin Keegan, and that's something I'll always treasure. He's a legend at Newcastle.
'It was brilliant to get on for the last minute, but, to be honest, I'd have settled for 10 seconds. It didn't bother me.'
After the match, Ramage along with most of the other Toon stars went over to the travelling supporters and threw their shirts into them, and he has said that he will be among them as much as he can next season: 'I threw it into the crowd as a thank you. It was something I wanted to do. They're always brilliant with the local lads, I think they can relate to you. They've been brilliant to me with their support for the last three or four years, and now I'll be one of them.
'I'll try to get to as many matches as I can. Next season I'll in amongst them, shouting and bawling.'
It was a good way for Ramage to end his career with the Toon, even if they were beaten. His memories of that minute or so he had on the pitch will be with him forever though.
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Date:Monday May 12 2008
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