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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JANUARY 2020  -  REVIEW

January, for Newcastle began with an embarrassing capitulation to Leicester, more errors in defence and
hapless route one stuff 'going forward'. FA Cup 3rd Round action then took
'centre stage' and  Rochdale took us to a replay. We drew at Wolves in
the league then faced Chelsea, before a return to cup action v Oxford, who also took us to a replay.

There was a 1st team debut for Tom Allan in the FA Cup, who now moves section and also
the first signings of the month; followed by the loans of Algerian international Nabil Bentaleb
from Shalke 04, Valentine Lazaro from Inter & Danny Rose
from Spurs. The former having made his debut is be added to the
website database. There were also junior signings Reagan Thomson
from Queens Park and recent trialist Stan Flaherty
An exit out of Newcastle by mutual consent was S. Korean 'Ki' . Finally, both Aarons & Watts
went back out on loan. To Motherwell & Mansfield Town, respectively.







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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