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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JUNE 2018 UPDATE

June saw Newcastle announce the following extensive list of players being released; when
their contracts expire at the end of the month. It looks to herald a radical change to the development set up. The 5
going with 1st team experience are: BEN YASIN EL-MHANNI, STUART FINDLAY, JESUS GAMEZ, CURTIS GOOD,
MASSADIO HAIRDARA. Non 1st Team Players total 20 & are as follows; YANNICK AZIOKONOU, KYLE CAMERON, OWEN GALLAGHER, ISAAC GAMBLIN, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, MACE GOODRIDGE, MACKENZIE HEANEY,
TOM HEARDMAN, JACK HUNTER, BEN KITCHEN, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, BRENDAN
PEARSON, JACK ROBSON, KURTIS RUSSELL, CALLUM SMITH, LIAM SMITH, CRAIG
SPOONER, DAN WARD, CALLUM WILLIAMS, PAUL WOOLSTON. Coming
in with a contract agreed to commence July 1st.
was South Korean World Cup captain KI SUNG-YUENG as a 'free agent'. His Toon Tracker profile will be added to the
website next month.

Congratulations to FreddieWoodman & Adam Armstrong who took part in England Under 21's winning of the Toulon Tournament. The
World Cup Took Place in June & Mitrovic got a goal in the group stages. SJP also hosted 3 nights of music concerts by
Ed Sheeran. This months addition to the Websites database is a match Review of the clubs 2017-18 Season
at all levels . Lamine Diatta moves from ex player to the toon tracker ex player coaching section, in his role with Senegal national team as assisting coach and team co-ordinator. There was also the sad new that Stan Anderson died on June 10th
aged 85. Below is an obituary to him.

STANLEY (‘STAN’) ANDERSON – OBITUARY

ROLE: DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDER
DIED; JUN.10th 2018, DONCASTER, SOUTH YORKSHIRE. (Aged 84)
DOB: FEB.27th.1934, 39 TENTH STREET, HORDEN, PETERLEE, Co. DURHAM.

CAREER

HORDEN CW. SPRINGWELL UNITED.
SUNDERLAND (AMATEUR- JUN.1949, Then PRO- FEB.1951 To NOV.1963. Total Apps: 447, 35 Goals)
NUFC (TRANSFER FEE- £19 000 NOV.6th.1963 To NOV.1965).
MIDDLESBROUGH (TRANSFER FEE- £11 500- PLAYER/COACH- NOV.18th.1965. Total Apps: 22, 2 Goals,
Then MANAGER- APR.1st.1966 To JAN.25th1973- RESIGNED).
AEK ATHENS (COACH- JAN.1973 To APR.1974). OANATHINAIKOS (COACH- MAY-JUN.1974)
QPR (ASSISTANT MANAGER JUN.1974 To NOV.1974: CARETAKER MANAGER- SEP.7th. To OCT.16th1974).
MAN. CITY( SCOUT- DEC.1974), DONCASTER ROVERS (MANAGER- FEB.3rd.1975 To NOV.20th.1978).
BOLTON WANDERERS (COACH- NOV.1978, Then MANAGER- JAN.28th.1980 To MAY 31st.1981- RESIGNED).

HORDEN CRICKET CLUB (SENIOR XI 1960'S/70'S)

NUFC: 1ST TEAM PLAYING RECORD
TOTAL APPS: 84, 81 LEAGUE; 14 GOALS, 13 LEAGUE.

DEBUT; NOV.9TH 1963 v CARDIFF CITY, Lost 0;4. Right Half
LAST APP; NOV.13th 1965 v BLACKBURN ROVERS, Lost 2;4

HONOURS

AS A PLAYER

ENGLAND; FULL SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CAPS (1962): 2, 0 GOALS :-
APR.4th.1962 v AUSTRIA, Won 3:1. International Friendly. START- Right Half.
APR.14th.1962 v SCOTLAND, Lost 0;2. British Championships. START- Right Half.
ENGLAND ‘B’ APPEARANCE (1957):-
FEB.6th.1957 v SCOTLAND ‘B’, Won 4:1, International Friendly. START- Right Half.
ENGLAND UNDER 23’s APPEARANCES (1955-57): 4, 0 GOALS:-
FEB.8th.1955 v SCOTLAND, Won 6:0, International Friendly. SUB (At Centre Forward)
SEP.28th.1955 v DENMARK, Won 5:1, International Friendly. START- Centre Half.
OCT.17th.1956 v FRANCE, Draw 0:0, International Friendly. START- Right Half.
MAY 19th.1957 v BULGARIA, Lost 1:2, Friendly?. START- Right Half. Sent Off.

'YOUNG ENGLAND XI'; 2 APPS;
JAN.12th 1955 v ARSENAL
MAY 3rd 1957 v ENGLAND,HIGHBURY
ENGLAND SCHOOLS UNDER 15’s APPEARANCES (1948-9): 3, 0 GOALS.
EAST DURHAM FA. SCHOOLS REPRESENTATIVE APPEARANCES
FA XI REPRESENTATIVE APPS: 2

OCT.14th 1953 v ROYAL AIR FORCE
OCT.18th 1961 v THE ARMY,AT SUNDERLAND
ARMY XI;
OCT.8th 1955 v FA XI,SJP
OCT.10th 1956 v ASTON VILLA,1 GOAL
APR.29th 1956 v FRENCH ARMY XI
OCT.3rd 1956 v EVERTON,GOODISON PARK

ENGLISH LEAGUE DIVISION 2 CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER 1964-65 (NUFC)
ENGLISH LEAGUE DIVISION 2 RUNNER UP/PROMOTION 1963-64 (SUNDERLAND)
DURHAM SENIOR PROFESSIONAL CUP FINAL WINNER; MAY 4th.1953 v GATESHEAD (SUNDERLAND)
& MAR.24th 1958 SUNDERLAND 3-0 HARTLEPOOLS UNITED (SUNDERLAND)

AS A MANAGER
ENGLISH LEAGUE DIVISION III- RUNNER UP/PROMOTION 1966-67 (MIDDLESBROUGH)

PROFILE:

Horden born Stan Anderson signed for Sunderland as an amateur from non
league football in 1949. The East Durham Schoolboy soon turned
professional in early 1951; having already being capped for his
country at Under 15’s level. Stan went on to captain Sunderland
gaining then promotion in the 1963-64. Stand debut at Sunderland was
way back in October 4th 1952 in a 1;'1 draw verses Portsmouth. His testimonial came in 1964,
in recognition of this & on leaving Stan had played in almost 450
competitive matches for Sunderland, scoring 35 goals. Almost 2800
witnessed an action packed send off with many local stars taking part
including Jackie Milburn & Bobby Robson. While doing his national
service Stan also represented the Army XI on several occasions.
During his time with Sunderland, Anderson gained two England caps,
made an England ‘B’ appearance & at least 4 Under 23’s
appearances. His move to North East rivals Newcastle caused a stir at
the time & it was an amazing feast that 12 months later he
captain them to win the Division II championship. His Newcastle debut
was on November 9th 1963 in a 4;0 defeat to Cardiff, and after that uninspiring start and
gaining promotion, he remained win the side as they began life in
Division One. His last club appearance at Newcastle was in a defeat
to Blackburn in November 1965. He the ended his playing days captain
third ‘big club’ of the North East; Middlesbrough; becoming the
only person ever to captained all three clubs. Hanging up his boots,
Stan stayed on at Boro as their manager & in 1967 guided them to
promotion from Division III. He stepped down at Ayrsome Park in 1973,
& then later managed a number of other sides, including a stint
in Greece & with Doncaster Rovers. His final club as a manager
was Bolton Wanderers from 1980 to 1981before he resigned. During his
playing career he had also played cricket in his local area. He later
scouted for a number of clubs & he continued to play golf
regularly ; being often seen in ex player ‘get togethers’,
resided until he died in June 2018 aged 84, in Doncaster. On his
death numerous tributes were seen to him, such great a Jim Mongomery
and many others. He will be sadly missed.








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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