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


 After the International break, Premier League action returned away at Swansea & there was another win. This was followed by a home verses Stoke. A closely fought defeat at Brighton gave use won 3, lost 3 in the league at the end of the month.
With the transfer action ended The Current & Ex Players & amended accordingly. Those records which are fully updated & moved are; Sammy Ameobi, Vurnon Anita, Siem De Jong,Yoan Gouffran, Grant Hanley, Tim Krul, Kevin Mbabu, Daryl Murphy, Emmanuel Riviere, Lubomir Satka, HarisVuckic: 1st Team. Gideon Adu-Peprah, Stefan Broccoli, Shane Donaghey, Lewis Gibson, Jamie Holmes, Dan Lowther, Kirean Olsen, Ben Smith (2), Brandon Williams.  
There is also the moving of Lee Bowyer, Des Hamilton, Darren Huckerby & Mark Boyd into the ex player now manager/coach section. Thus bringing the Toon Tracker sections up to date. The other additions to the Website this month is Glenn Keeley’s testimonial from his time at Blackburn & Jimmy Mullen’s joint match at Wolves. Near the end of the  month there was the  sad news that ex chairman Freddie Shepherd had died aged 76.

Guest Player 1915-16

  • Leazes Terrace mid 1850's

  • Alec Lockie

  • Oscar Fox

  • Jack Shiel

Stanley Cricket & Football Club
Reid's Map 1879, showing Stanley Street, South Byker.

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