Rob Lee told ITV News that he was looking forward to catching up with a few of the lads, and all for a good cause, at last night's evening for the Newcastle United Foundation's Hall of Fame.
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Showers becoming heavy and thundery Saturday afternoon. Drier for a large part of Sunday