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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MARCH  2018 UPDATE

The month began with a defeat away to Liverpool. A
convincing home win against Southampton then followed by the FA Cup
weekend and an international break saw the first team squad travel to
Spain for a\training camp and they took part in a friendly v Royal
Antwerp. At the end of month, the season 'resumed at home to
struggling Huddersfield and the narrow victory pushed the club 12th,
making relegation much less likely. Last months academy trialist
Matias Pacheco & new faces Lucas Gamblin &
George Roundsfell, all get added with the briefest of toon
tracker profiles; as their careers just begin. New addition to the
main database this month is ex Non 1st. Team player Ryan
Page. Sadly ex player Bobby Ferguson died aged
80 on March 28th His obituary can be seen below,

ROBERT 'BOBBY' BURNITT FERGUSON – OBITUARY

DIED: MAR.28th.2018 (AGED 80), IPSWICH.
DOB: JAN.8th.1838, DUDLEY, NORTHUMBERLAND.
POSITION: FULL BACK

Career
(As Player)
DUDLEY JUNIORS (1952/53). NUFC (AMATEUR- JUNE 1953, Then PRO- MAY 1955 To OCT.1962),
DERBY COUNTY (TRANSFER FEE- £4000; OCT.18th 1962 To DEC.1965;-129 Apps (121 Lge, 8 Cup) 4 Goals),
CARDIFF CITY (TRANSFER FEE- £7500 DEC.1965 To DEC1968;- 88 Lge. Apps),
BARRY TOWN (Player/Manager; DEC.1968 To JUL.1969),
NEWPORTCOUNTY (TRANSFER FEE £250; Player/Manager JUL.1969 To NOV.1970 (As
Manager); To MAY 1971 (As Player)- 71 Lge. Apps; 2 Goals). HEREFORD UNITED (Player/Coach- 1971)
(As Coach/Manager)
IPSWICH TOWN (1st TEAM; ASSISTANT COACH- JUL.1971, Then
COACH/ASSISTANT MANAGER, Then MANAGER- AUG.1982 To MAY 1987).
AL-ARABI (KUWAIT) (MANAGER- JUN.1987).
BIRMINGHAM CITY (ASSITANT MANAGER- JUN.1989 To JAN.1991). COLCHESTER UNITED
(COACH- APR.1991). SUNDERLAND (COACH- JUN.1992 To MAY 1993, including
CARETAKER MANAGER FEB.1993)

HONOURS
(As a Player)

ENGLAND YOUTH TRIAL; OCT.18th 1954 THE REST v ENGLAND YOUTH
NORTHUMBERLAND JUNIORS: SEP.25TH1954 v CUMBERLAND
NORTH NORTHUMBERLAND BOYS; 5 Apps;
OCT.6th.1951 v BLYTH
OCT.13th.1951 v WALLSEND
OCT.20th.1951 v NEWBURN
NOV,3rd.1951 v EAST NORTHUMBERLAND
MAY 14th.1952 v DURHAM
SOUTH NORTHUMBERLAND BOYS; 3 Apps;
OCT.10th.1952 v BLYTH
NOV.1st.1952 v AMBLE AND DISTRICT
JAN.24th.1953 v NEWCASTLE BOYS
WESTERN COMMAND; APPEARANCE.; APR.23rd 1958 v HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN
THE ARMY SELECT XI; APPEARANCE; MAR.19th 1958 v DORSET

(As a Coach)
FA YOUTH CUP FINAL WINNER 1973, 1975 (IPSWICH T. UNDER 18's)
UEFA CUP FINAL WINNER 1981 (IPSWICH TOWN)

OCCUPATION;
NCB ELECTRICIAN SEATON PIT, NORTHUMBERLAND
NATIONAL SERVICE;' 1958- ARMY COMMANDO FORCE
FOOTBALL SCOUT FOR BOTH COVENTRY CITY (1991), Then SUNDERLAND- (1993 To 2011- RETIRED)

NUFC: 1st TEAM PLAYING CAREER
Total Apps; 12 (11 League, 1 FA Cup); 0 Goals

Debut: APR.7th 1956 v MANCHESTER CITY, Won 3;1.











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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