On my method to work in the present day I up to date my calendar with Champions League group stage dates. As a Newcastle United fan it was ‘a second’, consider me.

I watched this membership beat Juventus within the 2002/03 group stage. I travelled to Milan to look at Sir Bobby Robson’s group draw 2-2 in opposition to Inter within the 2nd group stage. However what occurred within the 20 years that proceeded that season meant I by no means needed to think about Champions League dates once more.