History of NUFC in Toonarama - Latest Eleven

Rockin' Ronnie - One of United's best 'keepers Simpson served United with distinction for almost a decade and was a member of the victorious 1952 and 1955 Cup teams. Cat-like agility and reflexes more than made up for his lack of height and he played at the top level for a quarter of a century

United Squads

Player Portraits - 2000s

Polish artist Piotr Josefowicz has drawn excellent portraits of just about every player in the club's history. Toonarama is proud to display his wonderful work; starting with the players of the C21st

In God We Trust - 1986-87 - A lack of transfer activity in the summer followed by a disastrous start to the season had the fans chanting "sack the board", but the arrival of Andy Thomas, Peter Jackson and most importantly Paul Goddard turned the season around and saved United from the drop

Irving Nattrass - Joe Harvey described Nattrass as his "Paul Madeley" the so called Rolls Royce of footballers. He was a player of pace, poise and perception and was very unlucky not to receive greater international recognition. It's fair to say that no Uniterd defender since has matched the Fishburn flier.

Eighties attackers - part 2 - United continue to struggle to find attackers who could score with McFaul creating the smallest strikeforce in the country. Jim Smith's panic buys were no more successful but in the summer of 1989 he bought Micky Quinn and Mark McGhee and the goals flowed at last.

Eighties attackers - part 1 - From the dearth of Billy Rafferty and Bobby Shinton through the class of Beardo, Waddler and King Kev to the height of Tony and Mavis

Anarchy in SJP - 1976-77 - The music scene was about to get a radical overhaul but the action on Tyneside was equally anarchic with resignations galore, threats of player strikes, accusations of shady dealings, attempts at insurrection and the club had the gall to criticise the fans' wayward behaviour.

HarryGet Carter - 1970-71 - The Brazilians have lifted our lives with their Samba Soccer during the Mexico World Cup. Harry Palmer is on his way to a grim and violent Tyneside to exact his bloody revenge. Which of these would the Toon's season mirror? Find out in our revamped review of 1970/71

Staring at the Skinheads - In 1970/71 United's average crowd slumped by an alarming 20%. The reasons were both national and parochial but it is fair to say the Geordie crowd was becoming increasingly disillusioned. But far worse happenings were taking place in Glasgow.

The Match that didn't count - In the 1974 Cup run ten man United fought back from 3-1 down - with just over half an hour left - to win 4-3. It was a remarkable comeback but counted for nought when an FA Commission ordered the match to be replayed due to the baldy man and his cohorts invading the pitch

Unfinished Business - Newcastle verses Walsall Town Swifts - At the end of 1894 United travelled to the Black Country in search of their first away win of the season against the struggling Swifts. They duly recorded their overdue victory, but the circumstances were far from normal