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The Forgotten History of Newcastle United Football Club

The origin story of one of England’s most famous soccer clubs has been lost to time

Newcastle United’s St James’ Park, photo by Paul Brown
Newcastle United’s St James’ Park, photo by Paul Brown

According to Wikipedia, Newcastle United Football Club ‘was founded in 1892 by the merger of Newcastle East End and Newcastle West End.’ But Wikipedia is wrong. Newcastle United Football Club was not formed in 1892, and there was no…

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Paul Brown

Paul Brown

Writes about history, sport, true adventure. The Guardian, FourFourTwo, Longreads, etc. www.stuffbypaulbrown.com

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