We suffered many years of torment from him here at Newcastle, and he will long be remembered as one signing Sir Bobby got sadly wrong.But during Bramble's toughest periods (and there were many) Sir Bobby insisted: "One day he will play for England".
All I can say to that is ... thank God Bobby wasn't England manager at that time.
The scene on Saturday was the Hawthorns; Mackems against West Brom; and a back pass to the goalkeeper from the left wing.
The keeper was 40yds away, Bramble's pass was 39.99yds.
Romelu Lukaku nipped in and the rest is history.
Pictured right is a close up of the pass.
Source: Newcastle United Mad