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NUFC---A HISTORY LESSON!
On this day 130 years ago in 1881 Newcastle United were 'born', in the shape of 'Stanley FC' who played in Stanley Street near to St Peters Basin and not far the River Tyne.
|SITE OF 'STANLEY FC' GROOND|
In 1882 they changed their name to 'Newcastle East End' and moved to a groond just off Chillingham Road in Heaton.
'Newcastle West End' moved to St James' Park in 1884, the former home of 'Newcastle Rangers' who forst played there in 1880.
'East End' then moved to St James' Park where they amalgamated with 'West End' to become 'Newcastle United' in 1892
The Cockney Reds of Salford v THE TOON
Today, az well of course, we travel back to 'Manc-land for the 2nd time in 7 days to face 'The Salford Reds' @ 'The Theatre of Muppets' @ '3 bells' this afternoon.
We're lettin' the '7:25 bells' train, take the strain again and we'll be drinkin' in wor 'regular haunts' near Piccadilly Station before the match.
Lets hope it's a 'Borthday Bonanza' and NOT a 'Borthday Baalls-up' and that we can get that elusive win there, for the forst time in in 39 years!? (actually!--a'd be very happy with a point!)
(Match report to follow when we get back---probably on Sunday)