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In November 1881, the Stanley
Cricket Club of south Byker decided to form an association football
club, to play during the winter after the cricket season had ended.
Just under a year later, in October 1882, they changed their name to
Newcastle East End FC to avoid confusion with the cricket club in
the town of Stanley, County Durham. Meanwhile, across the city,
another cricket club began to take an interest in football and in
August 1882, they formed Newcastle West End FC. West End played
their early football on their cricket pitch, but later moved to St
James' Park. East End turned professional in 1889. West End,
however, did not fare so well; in Spring 1892 they approached East
End with a view to a takeover, the directors having decided that the
club could no longer continue due to financial problems. Ultimately,
it was agreed that West End's players and most of its backroom staff
would join East End. East End also took over the lease on St. James'
Park, which effectively merged the two rival clubs together. By
December 1892, they decided to give the club a new name and a new
image. At a public meeting, several new names, including Newcastle
Rangers and Newcastle City, were suggested, before all agreed on
Newcastle competing against Woolwich Arsenal in 1906.Newcastle
United went on to lift the League Championship on three occasions
during the 1900s; 1905, 1907 and 1909. The club's success continued
in cup competitions, as they reached five FA Cup Finals in seven
years, appearing in the final of 1905, 1906, 1908, 1910 and 1911.
However they went on to win just one of them, the 1910 Final against
Barnsley, in a replay at Goodison Park. However, there was still one
particular low point during this period, as the team suffered a 91
defeat by fierce rivals Sunderland in the 190809 season. Sunderland
still count the result as their record highest win.
After World War I, they won the League a fourth time during 1927.
The team returned to the FA Cup final in 1924, in only their second
ever final at Wembley Stadium. They were successful in defeating
Aston Villa and therefore winning the club's second FA Cup trophy in
its history. Notable players during this period include the likes of
Hughie Gallacher, Neil Harris, Stan Seymour and Frank Hudspeth.
During the 1950s, United lifted the FA Cup trophy on three occasions
within a five year period. In 1951 they defeated Blackpool 20, a
year later Arsenal were beaten 10 and in 1955 United defeated
Manchester City 31. The Magpies had gained a high profile, and so
had their players; 'Wor Jackie' Milburn and Bobby 'Dazzler' Mitchell
An old war horse returned to revitalise the Magpies in the shape of
Joe Harvey, who had skippered the club to much of their post-war
success. He teamed up with Stan Seymour to rebuild Newcastle United
and they returned to the elite as Second Division Champions in 1965.
Newcastle then became very much an unpredictable and inconsistent
side, always capable of defeating the best, but never quite
realising their potential.
Wyn Davies with Newcastle's 1969 Inter-Cities Fairs CupJoe Harvey's
side qualified for Europe for the first time in 1968 and surprised
many the following year by lifting the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup,
(which was the forerunner of the UEFA Cup), beating Sporting Lisbon,
Feyenoord, Real Zaragoza and Rangers along the way, before
triumphing over two legs against Hungary's Ϊjpest FC in the final.
United possessed a reliable team and Newcastle's tradition of
fielding a popular goalscorer at number 9 continued, as Welshman Wyn
Davies was prominent.
In the years that followed European success, manager Harvey brought
in a string of talented entertainers who thrilled the Gallowgate
crowd. Players such as Jimmy Smith, Tony Green, Terry Hibbitt and in
particular centre-forward Malcolm Macdonald all became favourites
amongst supporters. Nicknamed 'Supermac', Malcolm Macdonald was one
of United's most popular figures and is still held in high regard by
supporters to this day. He had an impressive goalscoring tally,
which led United's attack to Wembley twice, in 1974 and 1976,
against Liverpool in the FA Cup and Manchester City in the League
Cup. But on each occasion the Magpies failed to bring the trophy
back to Tyneside. A small consolation was back to back triumphs in
the Texaco Cup in 1974 and 1975.
By the start of the 1980s, United had declined dramatically and were
languishing in the Second Division. Gordon Lee had replaced Harvey
as boss, yet he in turn soon gave way to Richard Dinnis and then
Bill McGarry. But it was Arthur Cox who steered United back again to
the First Division with ex-England skipper Kevin Keegan the focus of
the side, having joined the club in 1982. With managers such as Jack
Charlton, Willie McFaul and Jim Smith, Newcastle remained in the
top-flight until the team was relegated once more in 1989.
Later, Kevin Keegan returned to Tyneside to replace Osvaldo Ardiles
as manager on a short term contract in 1992, taking what he claimed
to be the only job that could tempt him back into football. United
were struggling at the wrong end of Division Two; Sir John Hall had
all but taken control of the club and he needed a minor miracle to
stop the Magpies from tumbling into the Third Division for the first
time in their history. Survival was confirmed by winning both of
their final two league games, at home to Portsmouth and away to
Leicester City, the latter to a last minute own goal, although as it
transpired, Newcastle would have survived even if they had lost at
The 199293 season saw a dramatic turn around in the club's
fortunes. They won their first eleven league games before a 10 home
defeat against Grimsby Town ended the run, two games short of the
English league record of 13 consecutive wins. Playing an exciting
brand of attacking football Newcastle became Division One champions
with a 20 away win, coincidentally at Grimsby, and gained promotion
to the Premier League.
Under Keegan, Newcastle continued to succeed, impressing with their
attacking flair and a third place finish during the 199394 season,
this was their first season back in the top flight. The attacking
philosophy of Keegan led to Newcastle becoming labelled by Sky
television as "The Entertainers". The following season Newcastle
sold top scorer Andy Cole to Manchester United and finished 6th that
With the transfer money in 199596, Newcastle rebuilt with the
signing of David Ginola and Les Ferdinand amongst others. The club
came very close to winning the Premier League that season, and were
at one time 12 points ahead of nearest rivals Manchester United, but
eventually lost out. One match in particular from that season stood
out, the 43 defeat to Liverpool, which has since been described as
the greatest ever Premiership match. On 30 July 1996, the
disappointment of missing out on the title was lessened to an
extent, as the club signed Alan Shearer for a then world record fee
of £15 million. The 199697 season saw Newcastle once again finish
St James' Park in 2006, in honour of all-time leading goalscorer
Alan Shearer.After short and unsuccessful spells as manager from
Kenny Dalglish and Ruud Gullit, former England manager Sir Bobby
Robson was appointed as manager. His first home game in charge was
particularly impressive; it was an 80 victory over Sheffield
Wednesday, which remains the club's record home win. Good
performances such as these helped the club ensure survival in the
Premiership in Robson's first season. A title challenge emerged
during the 200102 season, and Newcastle achieved qualification for
the Champions League after finishing in 4th place. However, Robson
was sacked in 2004 after failing to qualify for the Champions
League. Robson is still held in high regard by Newcastle supporters.
Graeme Souness was his replacement, but he proved to be an unpopular
and unsuccessful choice being sacked on 2 February 2006, despite
signing Michael Owen for a record £17 million. Glenn Roeder replaced
Souness; the game after his time as manager Alan Shearer overtook
Jackie Milburn as the club's highest ever goal-scorer. Shearer
retired at the end of the 200506 season, with a total of 206 goals
for the club.