NUFC History - 1890s


Season Reviews

Season Summaries 1890s - Summaries of all the seasons in United's first decade as they clamber into the top division

Season Review 1893/94 - In 1893/94 Newcastle United took their first faltering steps into the Football League. The odds were stacked against them but they managed to finished fourth; just outside the play-off places. This set of articles provides a comprehensive review of that historic first season.

The Fans

The Beginnings [1890s] The first years of the club were characterised by poor attendances and one exasperated director even suggested "they don't deserve to be catered for". This was partly because rival supporters from East and West felt disenfranchised by the collapse of the West and the invasion from the East, but the primitive facilities and the erratic quality of the play also played a part.

A Tremendous framework of excited humanity [1890s] You may have imagined that the Victorian Magpie supporters would be more like a present day Canary; all mild mannered and restrained. Infact, especially on the big occasion they could put the current atmosphere to shame; despite primitive conditions and limited capacity.