Football: CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Mid-Winter Norwegian Trek Warms Magpies; UEFA CUP
Byline: Ken Gaunt & Chris Roberts
Sir Bobby Robson is a satisfied man after his Newcastle United were paired with Valerenga, of Norway, in the Uefa Cup.
Robson will take his team to Oslo in February for the first leg of the third-round match when Valerenga will still be enjoying a domestic mid-winter break.
Newcastle spokesman Russell Cushing said: 'I have spoken to Bobby and he is happy with the draw.
'It is probably the best we could have hoped for bearing in mind the group we were in. Spartak Moscow and Auxerre are very strong as are our friends in Turkey (Gazaintepspor).'
Valerenga's ground has a 25,000 capacity and Cushing hopes …
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Publication information: Article title: Football: CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Mid-Winter Norwegian Trek Warms Magpies; UEFA CUP. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Birmingham Post (England). Publication date: December 13, 2003. Page number: 33. © 2009 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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