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24/09/94 v Liverpool (h) 1-1 Premiership

Rob Lee got a cracker but Ian Rush equalised for Liverpool. Philippe Albert got sent off.

"Philippe wanted to be a Geordie. He wanted to live the life of a Geordie probably more than any other player who came to the club while I was there. He converted himself, really, and he loved the Sid the Sexist cartoon character from Viz. So much so, that he would sometimes copy Sid's chat-up lines. However, he was a bit like the bloke from 'Allo 'Allo and he'd often get the translation a bit wrong. I remember hearing him use a Sid the Sexist line once when we were in Julie's. It was the one about chocolate and Mars Bars and the look of horror on the face of the girl he said it to was a picture. I asked him if he realised exactly what he'd just said, he replied, "Of course. I zink it is very funny."

"He would be out every night and he often said that he'd live in Newcastle when he finished playing. It was funny because when he was out, he would be ready to fight the world but on the pitch he was completely different. At Old Trafford once he pulled out of a 50:50 tackle just before half-time and Derek Fazackerly went mad at him. He absolutely tore into him in the dressing room and Philippe just sat there and didn't say a word. Faz kept on at him but still nothing. At the end he asked him if he understood and Albert shrugged and replied, "But I may get hurt." We couldn't believe it.

"He did eventually change and would go in for full-blooded tackles but he honestly didn't understand why a player would risk being injured for three or four games by going in for heavy challenges. I think that's true of a lot of European players and I suppose it's actually quite sensible. However, it's not the culture in this country and I think he realised that."

All quotes are taken from John Beresford's interviews for