Welcome to the 'nufctheyworethenewcastleshirt' website.

Newcastle's football modern history as it occurs month by month & sections delve into the past history of our glorious football club.
Information will as factually correct as possible, coming from a small team of enthusiasts. This site, which began as a 'pilot', has been  developed by a small number of dedicated amateur local football historians. The aim of the site is to take research on the club and the many many players to a new and more comprehensive level. To detail seasons activities from the very earliest beginnings, through to the modern day. To look at the grounds colourful history. To compile in depth player profiles on players of all levels & finally to provide a monthly news bulletin on each months additions; also giving the reader a run down of club and play & ex player happenings from the previous. At present this site is limited in size and is a taster to see if sufficient interest can be gained to develop it further. More information on the current content and proposed developments can be found in the 'About us' section.

'Going live' for the first time with the website, articles of research this very first month will include : A review of the the first season of football activity during the war years of World War I, the 1915-16 season. A look at the 'Before United' days back to how it all began, with forming of the Stanley Cricket Club, in the Byker area of the city & all the current information known on the club. There is also an article on the very first football club to make St. James Park's their home; Newcastle Rangers. 

The very first updates in June 2011, to the Player Profile sections were; from the Edwardian era, Wilf Innerd, World War II 'Guest' Alec Lockie, & recent squad player Wesley Ngo Baheng; as well ex reserve Michael McCrudden & ex trial player Chistian Mouritsen. Details on the research articles which follow are published on the website & can be found along with news happenings in each subequent Monthly Review. We hope the reader appreciates the research time & meticulous rechecking of information that has gone into producing these articles & every attempt has been made to the best of our knowledge to make them error free. Apologies if there are any minor mistakes & we welcome comments from felllow minded individuals or an ex player who is interested in 'telling their story' in profile form.      

J.Tinniswood, with assistance by J.Allan, July 9th. 2011
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 BULLETIN 73 -  JUNE 2017 REVIEW

The summer break and the inevitable transfer speculation got underway.  However by the end of the month there was still only rumours and .new faces landed; although those to be released from the were finding new clubs.
 
The addition to the websites database this month, to complement the season review is a ‘2016-17 is a complete overhaul & update of all the current 1st Team & Non 1st. Team records up to the end of the season.
 
Tragically, there has been the sad news that Chieck Tiote died on June 5th aged only 30, while training from a heart attack. While later in the month on June 18th  Albert Franks died aged 81.Obituaries for both players can be seen below.

CHEICK ISMAEL TIOTE - OBITUARY

ROLE: MIDFIELDER
HEIGHT: 5. 11 (2014)  WEIGHT: 11. 09 (76kg) (2012).
DOB: JUN. 21ST. 1986, YAMOUSSOUKRO, IVORY COAST.
DIED: JUN.5th.2017 (Aged 30) BEIJING, CHINA.

CAREER
FC. BIBO (IVORY COAST) (YOUTH- 1998 To 2005). RSC. ANDERLECHT (BELGIUM) (2005 To JUL.2008)
RODA J C (HOLLAND) (LOAN- 2007 To 2008).
FC TWENTE (HOLLAND) (TRANSFER FEE- £2.2 MILLION JUL.2008 To AUG.2010).
NUFC (TRANSFER FEE- £3.5 MILLION: AUG. 26th. 2010 To FEB.2017)
BEIJING ENTERPRISES GROUP FC (CHINA- UNDISCLOSED FEE- REPORTED TO BE APPROX: £1 MILLION-  FEB.6th.2017 To JUN.5th.2017- Died in Training. 11 League Apps; 0 Goals) 

NUFC: 1st. TEAM APPEARANCE RECORD
Total Apps; 143 (+13), (139 League); 1 League Goal.

*DEBUT- SEP.18th.2010 v EVERTON, Won 1;0

HONOURS
IVORY COAST: FULL INTERNATIONAL CAPS: 51, 1 GOAL  :-
JUN.13th..2009, CAMEROON, Won 2:1. START-
AUG.19th.2009, TUNISIA. SUB- 66 mins (At Outside Left0
NOV.18th.2009, GERMANY, Draw 2:2, International Friendly.  START- Inside Right. Replaced- 87 Mins.
JAN.4th.2010, TANZANIA, International Friendly. SUB- 45 mins (At Right Half).
JAN.7th.2010, RWANDA, Won 2:0, International Friendly. START- Outside Right. Replaced- 64 mins.
JAN.11th.2010, BURKINA FASO, Draw 0:0, Africa Cup of Nations Group B. START- Inside Right. Replaced- 81 mins
JAN.15th.2010, GHANA, Won 3:1, Africa Cup of Nations Group B. START- Inside Right.
JAN.24th.2010, ALGERIA, Lost 2:3 (AET), Africa Cup Of Nations Quarter Final. START- Inside Right. Replaced- 72 mins. 
MAR.3rd.2010, SOUTH KOREA, Lost 0:2, International Friendly. START- Inside Right.
MAY 30th.2010, PARAGUAY, Draw 2:2, International Friendly. START- Outside Right.
JUN.4th.2010, JAPAN, Won 2:0, International Friendly. START- Inside Right. Replaced- 88 mins.
JUN.15th.2010, PORTUGAL, Draw 0:0, World Cup Finals, Group G. START- Inside Right.
JUN.20th.2010, BRAZIL, Lost 1:3, World Cup Finals, Group G. START- Inside Right.
JUN.25th.2010, N.KOREA, Won 3:0, World Cup Finals, Group G. START- Inside Right.
AUG.10th.2010, ITALY, Won 1:0, International Friendly. START- Inside Right.
SEP.4th.2010 v RWANDA, Won 3:0. African Cup of Nations Qual. START-
OCT.9TH. 2010 v BURUNDI., Won 1:0, African Cup of Nations Qual. START- 
NOV.17th.2010, POLAND, Lost 0:3, International Friendly. START- Inside Right. Replaced- 90 mins.
JAN.17th.2012, LIBYA, Won 1:0, International Friendly. START-
JAN.13th.2012, TUNISIA, Won 2:0, International Friendly. START- Red Card 2nd Half.
JAN.22nd.2012, SUDAN, Won 1:0, African Cup of Nations Group B. START- Outside Right. Replaced- 80 mins. 
JAN.26th.2012, BURKINA FASO, Won 2:0, African Cup of Nations Group B. START- Outside Right.
FEB.8th.2012, MALI, Won 1:0, African Cup of Nations Semi Final. START- Left Half.
FEB.12th.2012, ZAMBIA, Draw 0:0 (AET), Lost 7:8 On Pens. African Cup of Nations Final. START- Outside Right.
(Scored 1 Penalty in the Shoot Out).   
FEB.29th.2012, GUINEA, Draw 0:0,  International Friendly. START- 
JUN.2nd.2012, TANZANIA, Won 2:0, World Cup Qualifier Group C. START- Left Half. Replaced- 63 mins
JUN.9th.2012, MOROCCO, Draw 2:2, World Cup Qualifier Group C. START- Left Half.  
OCT.13th.2012, SENEGAL, Won 2:0 (Match Abandoned 76 mins & Tie Awarded to Ivory Coast) African Cup of Nations Qualifying Play Off 2nd. Leg. START-
NOV.14th.2012, AUSTRIA, Won 3:0, International Friendly. START- Outside Right. Replaced- 52 mins.
JAN.14th.2013, EGYPT, Won 4:2, International Friendly. START- Outside Right.
JAN.22nd.2013, TOGO, Won 2:1, Africa Cup of Nations Group D. SUB- 63 mins.
JAN.26th.2013, TUNISIA, Won 3:0, Africa Cup of Nations Group D. START- Inside Right.  
FEB.3rd.2013, NIGERIA, Lost 1:2, Africa Cup of Nations Quarter Final. 1 GOAL- 50 mins. START- Inside Right.
MAR.23rd.2013, GAMBIA, Won 3:0, World Cup Qualifier Group C. START- Outside Right.
JUN.8th.2013, GAMBIA, Won 3:0, World Cup Qualifier Group C. START- Inside Right.
SEP.7th.2013, MOROCCO, Draw 1:1, World Cup Qualifier Group C. START- Inside Right. Replaced- 87 mins.
OCT.12th.2013, SENEGAL, Won 3:1, World Cup Qualifier African 3rd Rd. START- Outside Right.
MAR.5th.2014, BELGIUM, Draw 2:2, International Friendly. START- Outside Right.
MAY 31st.2014, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA, Lost 1:2, International Friendly. START- Left Half. Replaced- 45 mins
JUN.4th.2014, EL SALVADOR, Won 2:1, International Friendly. START- Left Half. Replaced- 73 mins.
JUN.15th. 2014, JAPAN, Won 2:1, World Cup Group C Match 1. START- Outside Right.
JUN.19th.2014, COLUMBIA, Lost 1:2, World Cup Group C Match 2. START- Outside Right.
JUN.24th.2014, GREECE, Lost 1:2, World Cup Group C Match 3. START- Outside Right. Replaced- 61 mins.
SEP.6th.2014, SIERRA LEONE, Won 2:1, Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier Group D. START-
SEP.10th.2014, CAMEROON, Lost 1:4, Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier Group D. START-
OCT.11th.2014, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, Won 2:1, Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier Group D. START-
OCT.15th.2014, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, Lost 0:1, Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier Group D. START
JAN.11th.2015, NIGERIA, Won 1:0, International Friendly. START.
JAN.15th.2015, SWEDEN, Lost 0:2, International Friendly. START-
JAN.20th.2015, GUINEA, Draw 1:1, Africa Cup of Nations Group Match 1. START-
JAN.24th.2015, MALI, Draw 1:1, Africa Cup of Nations Group Match 2. START-
 
IVORY COAST UNDER 23’s APPEARANCE
AFRICAN CUP OF NATIONS- FINAL RUNNER UP: 2012 (IVORY COAST).  
EREDIVISE CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER: 2009-10 (FC. TWENTE).
DUTCH SUPER CUP FINAL- WINNER: JUL.2010 (FC. TWENTE).
KNVB CUP FINAL-RUNNER UP: 2007-08 (RODA JC), 2008-09 (FC. TWENTE)
BELGIUM FIRST DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP- WINNER 2005-06, 2006-07 (RSC ANDERLECHT). 
BELGIUM SUPER CUP FINAL WINNER: 2006, 2007 (RSC. ANDERLECHT).
TROFEO INTERNATIONAL GUADIANA (ALGARVE)- WINNER JUL.2012 (NUFC).
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Cheick Tiote began playing football as youngster bare foot locally in Yamoussoukro. His first club as youth was FC Bibo. He was talent spotted by Anderlecht in 2005, who signed him up. He initially turned out in their second team, before gaining his senior debut in a Belgium Cup 6;5 defeat to Geel in November 2005. At first, a young Tiote struggled to gain a regular place and in the following season only got 3 senior outings sustaining injuries. However, during the 2007-08 season he went out on loan to Dutch side Roda JC; making his debut on September  2nd in a 5;3 victory over VVV Venlo. Soon after he scored his first senior goal against Feyenoord. In total he made 26 league appearances in the side; scoring 2 goals. In the summer of 2008, Tiote signed for FC Twente. As the season got underway he made his debut for them on August 13th in a Champions League Qualifying defeat to Arsenal. His side reached the final of the Dutch KNVB Cup, facing Heerenveen in the final. The game ended in a 2;2, with his losing out on penalties. He was now a regular in the side, notching up a total of 41 senior starts that season. During the following season Tiote had a number of suspensions, but he was still a first team regular and he featured at the end of the season as a sub in a 2;0 victory over NAC Breda. The result saw his side claim the league title. Tiote’s reputation as a hard tackling busy midfield player grew and he began to catch the eye of a number of clubs; despite only getting limited match time the following season. It was Newcastle who would swoop to sign him on August 26th 2010 for a £3.5 million fee. His Newcastle debut came on September 18th verses Everton in a 1;0 win. Later that season, Cheick scored his only competitive goal for the club in a game which was one the high points of the season. His only goal for Newcastle came on February 5th; in a dramatic come back; gaining a 4;4 draw against Arsenal. By the end of his first season he had featured for fir the first team on 28 occasions. 
 
The 2011-12 season began well for Tiote, being regularly selected in the starting eleven. Unfortunately on October 22nd he sustained a broken nose in a 1:0 win over Wigan. Before Christmas he was back in the and went on to feature 24 times as the side completed the season in style gained 5th place & Europa League Qualification.  Unfortunately his yellow card tally had hit 25 by the end of his second season, such was the competitive, combative nature of his game. A similar pastern followed the following season, along with a further injury problem occurring. .During the 2013-14 season Tiote stepped to captain the side in a 2;2 draw with ??? on October 19th 2013  . His start the following season was held back due to a hamstring injury & it was not until September that featured in a 2;2 draw with Hull; assisting one of his sides goals. During the troubled 2015-16 season, when the club were initially managed by McClaren;  Tiote clocked up20 appearances in the side which would ultimately be relegated & as new players were brought in his selection in the side became much reduced. That summer as the club rebuilt itself ready to push for promotion back out of the Championship,. Tiote was retained in the squad but only featured three more times in the side that season & on February 9th 2017 he was signed by Chinese side Beijing Enterprises for an undisclosed fee reported to be about 31 million. He gained his debut quickly playing against Qingdao Huanghai in a2;1 defeat in that seasons opener. His last of 11appearances was on June 3rd 2017 when they defeated Baoding Yingli Yitong 4;2. Tragically, Cheick Tiote died only two days later; sustaining a fatal heart attack in training on June 5th. He was aged only 30
 
No tribute to Cheick Tiote would be complete without highlighting his international career with the Ivory Coast; which began  in 2009 in a friendly matches. He soon went on to feature for them in the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations. In 2012, the Ivory Coast reached the final; with Tiote a starting eleven selection regular. They faced Zambia in the final. The game ended in a draw and went to a penalty shoot out; with Tiote slotting home his spot kick. Unfortunately they went onto loose8;7.  During his ‘cut short’ international career ,Tiote scored one goal in 2013 in the Africa Cup of Nations; when they lost 2;1 to Nigeria. In total he featured for his country on 51 occasions
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ALBERT JOHN FRANKS- OBITUARY

DIED: JUN.18th.2017, GATESHEAD (Aged 81).
DOB: APR.13th.1936, BOLDON COLLIERY, Co. DURHAM.
POSITION: HALF BACK. HEIGHT: 5.10
 
Career:
SOUTH TYNE JUNIORS, JARROW POLICE (CADETS), BOLDON CW.
SUNDERLAND AFC (AMATEUR- 1953)
NUFC (TRANSFER FEE_ £50; DEC.1953 To MAR.1960).
GLASGOW RANGERS (TRANSFER FEE- £6 500 MAR.1960 To NOV.1961-3 League Apps;0Goals),
MORTON (LOAN- 1961; 13 League Apps,2 Goals)
LINCOLN CITY (NOV.16th.1961 To JAN.1964- 66 Apps (58 League); 6 Goals, 5 League).
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH (FREE TRANSFER FEE- JAN.1964 To MAY 1964- 10League Apps, 2 Goals).
SCARBOROUGH (PLAYER/MANAGER JUL.1st.1964 To DEC.1965- 55 League Apps; RETIRED).
 
Honours:
RAF XI APPEARANCE- 1954.
DURHAM FA YOUTH v NORTHUMBERLAND FAXI APP. (capt)
DURHAM SCHOOLS CRICKET XI
 
NUFC: 1st TEAM RECORD; Total /Apps; 75, 72 League; 4 League Goals

*DEBUT- FEB.16TH.1957 v LUTON TOWN, Lost 1;4.

Albert’s early football development began locally in the South Tyneside area with Jarrow & Boldon. As left sided player, he became a half back and after a time as a police cadet & for a short period in 1953 he signed as an amateur for Sunderland. During those early years Albert also captained the Durham FA Youth side  However, his workmanlike displays caught Newcastle’s eye & in December 1953 they signed him for £50. Competition for places, during those cup winning years was fierce and his early seasons at St. James Park  were spent at reserve level. It was not until the 1956-57 season that finally broke into the first team  This was on February 16th 1957; in a 4;1 defeat to Luton Town; ending the season with 7 starts; mostly at left half. By the 1957-58 he was regular in the first team & would go to make 72 league and 3 FA Cup appearances in the side; scoring 4 goals. His first goal at Newcastle came on April 5th 1958, in a 3;2 defeat to Blackpool. During his early years with Newcastle, Albert did National Service & got to Represent the RAF in Germany. A change in management saw Franks become less of a regular in the side and after a solid 1958-59 season when club finished 11th; during his last season only got selected on 3 occasions; the last of which was on January 23rd 1960; in 2;0 defeat to Leicester City. This was the last of 72 league appearances, scoring 4 goals & a further 3 FA Cup appearances.  

In March  1960 he transfer to Scottish giants Rangers for a fee of £6500. Things did not work out well over the border & after brief stint on loan with Morton; he signed for Lincoln City in November 1961. Later that month he made hid League Division II debut for them in a 1;0 defeat to Notts County. Here he once again found regular first team football. He would remain with the ‘Imps’ until 1964 & notched 66 senior appearances (58 League).His last game for Lincoln was on May 18th 1963 in a 2;1 defeat to Barrow. This was followed a short period with his final club: Scarborough as player / manager. Here he would make a further 55 appearances before hanging up his boots in December 1965. After professional football Albert returned to his police training days & joined Durham Constabulary. He also kept his hand in; managing and playing for their football team. During his 22 years with the force working in CID he was given 22 commendations. Later he worked as a security consultant & was a regular playing indoor bowls at Chester Le Street.  Albert passed away on June 18th  2017 aged 81.    

 





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