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


The website sees continuation of the overhaul of the Toon
Tracker indexes and current players sections which comes to end this month.
There is also the addition of details of new signings Fabian Schar & Yoshinori Muto (signed
from FSV Mainz) & loan signing Salamin Rondon (from West Brom). The final last minute signing on transfer deadline day
was Federico Fernandez from Swansea. There also another young trialist who has now signed, called
Yannock Toure, a Swiss Under 17's international. Another trial player Joseph Asose
was also seen at under 18's level at the end of the month. Longelo, Muto, Schar and Toure
will be added to the database this month; while the remaining players will be added next month (Rondon, Fernandez & Asose).

After losing their remaining two pre season friendlies the season got underway with a tough game at home to Spurs, which they only narrowly
lost. A draw at Cardiff followed, then another narrow defeat to Chelsea at home, leaving us with only one point. A few days later
came Caribo League Cup 2nd. Round “action” against Notts. Forest & the waste of time fixture ended in yet another defeat; bringing an end to the first month of the season. Premier clubs seem to give this trophy so little interest now they might as well scrap it. The club is merely
interested in the money that Premiership survival brings, under the current ownership.

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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