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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DECEMBER 2017 UPDATE 

The faltering results and dip in form continued into December, losing at Chelsea, them, more
worryingly the two following home matches. That was followed by
another defeat away to Arsenal as the club dropped into the
relegation zone & then a welcome win at West Ham brought hope. A
narrow defeat to league leaders Manchester City, ending the year v
Brighton and a draw. The 'saga' of the club sale dragged on and
became worryingly quiet over the Christmas period.

This months addition to the main website is ex Junior & Sheffield
Wednesday Legend Gerry Young's Testimonial
in 1970. 

It is with very sad hearts that we bring news of the death
on November 4th of amateur football Crook Town legend
Jimmy McMillan. He is the only player ever to have won
the FA Amateur Cup 4 times & began his career at Junior at
Newcastle. Just before Christmas there was also the sad news of the
passing away of Willie Penman aged 78. Below are
fitting obituaries to them. There is also a belated entry of an
obituary to ex reserve Ken Wimshurst who
died July 6th 2017. After leaving Newcastle, Ken had
tremendous career at Southampton.

WILLIAM ('WILLIE') SALMOND THOMSON PENMAN- OBITUARY

DIED; DEC.22nd.2017 (Aged 78), SCOTLAND
DOB: AUG.7th.1939, COALTOWN OF WEMYSS, FIFE SCOTLAND
HEIGHT; 5ft 9ins. ROLE: FORWARD

CAREER
NOVAR STAR (JUNIORS- 1955), ST. ANDREWS SWIFTS (1956),
GLASGOW RANGERS (JUN.1958 To 1959; Then JUL.1960 To APR.1963- 3 League Apps;
0 Goals). ST. ANDREWS UNITED (1959 To JUL60),
NUFC (TRANSFER FEE- £11500; APR.1963 To SEP.1966- Total Apps; 64 (+1);-
62(+1) League; 2 FA Cup),
SWINDON TOWN (TRANSFER FEE- £9800 SEP.1966 To AUG.1970- 98 League Apps; 18
Goals), WALSALL (TRANSFER FEE- £6000 AUG.1970 To MAY 1973- 123 League Apps; 6
Goals). DUNDALK (MAY 1973), CHELTENHAM TOWN (MANAGER 1973-74),
SEATTLE SOUNDERS (USA- 1974- 13 League Apps; 1 Goal.), Retired.

HONOURS
SCOTLAND:UNDER 23's APPEARANCES: To Be Confirmed
ENGLISH LEAGUE DIVISION TWO CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER 1964-65 (NUFC)
ENGLISH LEAGUE CUP FINAL WINNER 1969 (SWINDON TOWN) v ARSENAL 3;1 (SUB- 77)
SCOTTISH JUNIOR CUP FINAL WINNER 1960 (ST ANDREWS UTD) v GREENOCK JUNIORS 3;1
Occupation; Sales Agent- Sports Company, Walsall

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JAMES (JIMMY) McMILLAN – OBITUARY

DIED: NOV.1st .2017 (Aged: 84 KIBBLESWORTH, GATESHEAD.
DOB; DEC.16th 1932. Co. DURHAM.
POSITION: MIDFIELDER/ LEFT WINGER

CAREER
KIBBLESWORTH JUNIORS (MID 1940'S), OUSTON JUNIORS (MID 1940'S)
NEWCASTLE 'NNN's' / NUFC JUNIORS (1948-49), WILLINGTON (1949 To 1951).
CROOK TOWN (1951 To 1968- 505 Competitive Apps; 94 Goals- Crook's 2nd
highest ever apps)
KIBBLESWORTH CRICKET CLUB (1970'S + PLAYER Then SECRETARY)

HONOURS
FA AMATEUR CUP FINAL WINNER- 1954, 1959, 1962 & 1964 (Record 4 Apps)
(CROOK)
FA AMATEUR XI REPRESENTATIVE APPS; 1954
ENGLAND AMATEUR XI APP; 1959.
DURHAM COUNTY FA XI REP APPS; 1950'S


NORTHERN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER 1958-59, 1962-63 (CROOK)
NORTHERN LEAGUE CUP FINAL WINNER 1960-61 (CROOK)
DURHAM COUNTY CHALLENGE CUP FINAL WINNER 1954-55 (CROOK)
DURHAM BENEVOLENT BOWL FINAL WINNER 1954-55 (CROOK)
Occupation: Council Planner.
National Service 1955-57

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KENNETH (KEN) PINKNEY WIMSHURST - OBITUARY

DIED; JUL.6TH.2017. SPAIN, (AGED 79)
DOB: MAR.23rd 1938, SOUTH SHIELDS, SOUTH TYNESIDE.
HEIGHT; 5.10.
POSITION: HALF BACK

CAREER
AS PLAYER: SOUTH SHIELDS JUNIORS (Up To JUL.1957)
NUFC (JUNIOR & RESERVE, JUL.1957 To NOV.1958);
GATESHEAD (NOV.1958 To 1960- 7 Lge Apps.)
WOLVES (1960 To JUL.1961) RAF NETHERTON (1961 During National Service)
SOUTHAMPTON (TRANSFER FEE- £1500;- JUL.1961 To OCT.1967- 152 |Lge Apps; 9 Goals)
BRISTOL CITY (`TRANSFER FEE- £15 000- OCT.1967 To JUL.1972- 149 Lge Apps, 9 Goals)
AS COACH; BRISTOL CITY (ASSISTANT COACH- JUL.1972 To 1974 Then CHIEF
COACH To JUN.1981), DUNDEE (ASSISTANT COACH- 1981), SOUTHAMPTON
(SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE- 1997+)

HONOURS
ENGLISH DIVISION TWO RUNNER UP/PROMOTION- 1965-66 (SOUTHAMPTON)
RAF CAREER- NATIONAL SERVICE : 1961. 





Guest Player 1915-16
  • T BROWELL


  • 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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