It isn’t hard to guess that in the centre of most hearts around here lays our great N.U.F.C. It doesn’t matter where you live now but your heart is always here at home with the toon army!
December 9th 1892 is the date we all need to remember when Newcastle East End and Newcastle West End decided on their new name to celebrate the merger of the two teams,
‘Newcastle United Football Club’
Jan Radwanski is an artist with a unique gift for us all; he dedicates his days to cleaning and repairing original glass plate photography dating back to the 1800’s. Here is the team in 1895 just 3 years after the merger.
N.U.F.C. continued to grow and in 1998 a final redevelopment began to give us the St James Park we see today. Standing all mighty at the top of our skyline like the great temple we treat it as.
Artist Gary Smith recently delivered this original Pastel drawing depicting our home game pilgrimage to the match. Every young Geordie young’uns dream to gan doon to the Strawberry with their da before the game…
It’s a dream to be a part of the magpie family, as young child you enter that great stadium and you look at the legends it has produced…
‘Not the building or the Directors of the people who are paid to represent it.
It’s not the noise, the passion, the feeling of belonging, the pride in your city.
It’s a small boy clambering up the stadium steps for the very first time, gripping his Father’s hand, gawping at the hallowed stretch of turf beneath him and, without being able to do a thing about it, falling in love.’
Artist Peter Francis grew up as one of beloved magpie fans and he captured every fans first memory in this blissful pastel drawing.
The Legend of Newcastle, starting out as the son of sheet metal worker from Gosforth he made himself a home in every Geordies heart, every young lad wants to be like shearer when they grow up!
Artist Edward Tibbs catches the pride that Shearer instils in every fan, the hope that one day well get a striker just like him again.
We are United
But lately the fans of our N.U.F.C. have relocated their hearts to support a cause that in present society shouldn’t exist. Here in Newcastle we house the UK’s largest Foodbank and our Geordie lads and lasses have been supporting them all season, through the N.U.F.C Fans Foodbank and what an amazing job they’ve done!
Artist Serann has captured the spirit of the Fans Foodbank, one day we shall rise like lions and demolish the need for anyone to use a foodbank.