|Nicknames||The Magpies, Toon|
|Stadium||Sports Direct Arena @ St James' Park|
Newcastle United were formed by a merger between two different local clubs in 1892; playing at home ground St James’ Park ever since.
The club were the only professional club in the area, so rapidly developed a huge following who loved to watch the Toon. In the early 1900’s the club built up a team of promising young players who enjoyed a decade of success. Known for their creative play and passing prowess; they won the league three times and one FA Cup in ten years.
The Magpies struggled during the twenties and thirties, flirting with relegation before eventually succumbing in 1934. They rebuilt during the Second World War, however, and thanks to players such as Jackie Milburn they won the FA Cup thrice in five years.
True stability in the First Division returned in the mid-eighties with an attacking team full of rich talent such as Kevin Keegan, Peter Beardsley and Paul Gascoigne who caught the eye with their creativity and flair.
Keegan returned as manager to win the First Division in 1993 and led Newcastle to being challengers for the Premier League thanks largely to the goal-scoring prowess of local hero Alan Shearer; brought in for a then world record fee of £15 million.
Ex-England manager Bobby Robson was the long term replacement for Keegan and stayed on until 2005. After a string of managers and chairmen as well as a relegation and promotion; Newcastle are back in the top-flight under Alan Pardew.