Newcastle United

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First Played: 1997-8

Win Rate: 33% (from 3 games)

Last Updated: 06 July 2022

A little known factoid is that Boro’ never *actually* lost to the lads from Newcastle United – because it never crossed the line. Now, this is a tale that could probably fill a book. Yes, that’s right. A proper book. One with pages and pictures and everything like that. Perhaps even one of those hardback covers, y’know, with an arty grayscale photograph. We’re on about Giuliano Grazioli astride a tank or Gary Crawshaw taming a lion. No! Wait! It’s Robin Trott painting a topless Page Three model! Or maybe we ought to just wait for that publishing deal before we decide.

But, let’s make no mistake for the time being, this is one of the stories from our club’s history. Our epic David versus Goliath FA Cup clash with the Magpies in 1998 definitely put our humble club on the football map; our 1997-8 FA Cup Round Four battle putting the world’s focus squarely on us. And made things a bit tense between us too. The Toon weren’t at all happy that we wanted to play our home tie at home. Oh well, they bagged their big day out on home turf against us. And no matter what that Shearer lad says, it never crossed the line in the replay.

You can hear John Beresford’s view here.

Fast forward 13 years to 2011 and Boro’ are tearing things up, now a Football League club. Newcastle are back in town for the FA Cup and a school reunion of sorts. This time, the rules are different. As, to be fair, are the chairman, players, manager and South Stand. But the fans aren’t. And Stevenage exploded into life in the second half of the ESPN-screened game to dazzle the Premier League side. A famous win. Sweet revenge. And, arguably, the catalyst for a super second half of the season that helped catapult us into League One?

Watch highlights with uninspiring FA commentary here.


Newcastle United: The Facts

St James' Park
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 4ST

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Who are Newcastle United?

The official birthday of Newcastle United is, apparently, 9 December 1892. Just in time to get the replica shirts out for the Christmas market that year, then. At the start, they were the result of a merger of sorts between Newcastle East End and Newcastle West End. In truth, East End took on many of West End’s players and staff as it went under. East End also secured the lease to Sid James’ Park. The name we come to know today didn’t get put in place until that December date in 1892. By this point, they’d already refused a place in the Football League’s Division Two too.

The reason for binning off Division Two is allegedly the lack of big teams. But that didn’t stop them joining one year later; Liverpool and Woolwich Arsenal in the mix too. In the years that followed, it’s fair to say the Toon’s best years came to an end just as Elizabeth II was settling into her role as Queen. After election to the top flight in 1897, they’d claim three titles between 1905 and 1909. FA Cup glory eluded them at the final hurdle on more than one occasion too. That would change in 1911, however, and they were firmly among the nation’s top teams.

A fourth league crown in 1927 and third FA Cup in 1932 marked the end of that initial spurt of glory. The club found themselves relegated in 1934 and almost went down again in 1938. A post-war revival saw them back up to the top flight, while three more FA Cups landed in their trophy cabinet – 1951, 1952, and 1955. Their only major honour past this point would be the 1968-9 Inter Cities Fairs Cup. Time was spent in both Division One and Division Two, before promotion to the FA Premier League almost unlocked a new purple patch under Kevin Keegan.


Newcastle United: Record vs Boro'

Pl W D L F A GD Pts* WR%
Overall 3 1 1 1 5 4 1 0 33%
Home 2 1 1 0 4 2 2 0 50%
Away 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0%
League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Cup 3 1 1 1 5 4 1 n/a 33%

* league points only

Newcastle United: Result-by-Result (Boro' Scoring First)

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How to get to Newcastle United – Travel Information – Distance: 248 miles

By Road

With the A1/A1(M) making up most of your journey to Newcastle, it’s a relatively easy trip to plan. Time-wise, you’re looking at around four hours on a good day. Go north for about 239 miles until you reach the junction for the A184, come off the A1 and join the A184.

As the road starts to bend round to the right and then left over a roundabout, it becomes the A189. You want to remain on this for nearly a mile; crossing the Tyne in the process. Go right into St James Boulevard, before a left after half a mile puts you on Gallowgate.

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We know of a few options that you might want to take advantage of if you’re driving up to Newcastle. A multi-storey car park close to the Royal Victoria Infirmary on Queen Victoria Road and Newcastle College are two options that are no more than 15 minutes’ walk.

NUFC do run a Park and Ride system from two sites near the A1: Newcastle Great Park and the MetroCentre. For more info and timetables, please see

By Rail

Services to: STEVENAGE

The walk isn’t a long one by any stretch. Come out of the station onto Neville Street and cross straight over; going up Bewick Street almost directly in front of the train station. At the end of this thoroughfare, turn right onto Clayton Street West.

Before you come to Westgate Road, turn left to cut off the corner and head towards the Western Walls. Keep going up here, before turning right up Stowell Street. Keep going along until the end and cross over Gallowgate.

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