Toonarama - The Matches

Goals Galore

Gola! Gola! Gola! Yes, here at Toonarama we like nothing better than tactical kamikaze so why not sit back and enjoy the highest scoring competitive encounters in the club's history including wackings of Man Utd and Liverpool.

Magpies Match Records In Toonland we always seem to be operating in some sort of fourth dimension. Therefore perhaps it's not surprising that our worst ever home defeat came in a season when we won the championship or that our record win started with a missed penalty. Here we bring you the record wins....and losses.

Absolutely Diabolical - At half-time at Loftus Road in Sep. 1984 Newcastle led 4-0 equalling their best ever first half performance in an away match. By the end they had to settle for a draw. It was a match high on entertainment, drama and comedy; but manager Charlton failed to see the funny side.

Matches of Mystery - Strange but True

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

Strange Happenings WHU 1970/71 - It was strictly end-of-season fare when Newcastle and West Ham met at St James' in a poor match at the end of the 1970/71 season. The match would have been immediately purged from the memory if it had not been for a hair-raising incident in the Second Half

Mooners and Shakers The history of our unique club often descends into the farcical and this was never better epitomised than in the game against The Shakers of Bury during United's promotion season of 1964-65. The master of absurdly futile proceedings (Mr Rix) would have delighted at the goings on in the Park on a cold February day in 1965

Gone for a Burton As we have recently discovered to our cost it is possible to end a game with only eight men on the field, it is rarer however to start the game three men down. This was the fate that befell Burton Wanderers when they visited Tyneside for the 1895/96 season.

The Kenny Ball Incident - The Kenny Ball Incident - What is the most memorable incident you have witnessed at a football match? For those that where there the day Kenny Wharton sat on the ball is hard to beat. Relive the incident in detail with the help of "artistic impressions" of the incident.

The FA Cup

Palace of Doom - Between 1904/05 and 1910/11 Newcastle reached five FA Cup Finals as well as being crowned Champions three times; it was by far Newcastle's most successful period in their history. But despite the fact that they were lauded as the team of the decade their refusal to compromise their "scientific" tactical ideals resulted in them losing four of those finals

FA Cup Winners 1951 - Jackie Milburn once stated that the 1951 Cup Final team was the best side he had ever played in or seen play. Three separate articles look at the run to the final, the final itself and the players who made up this famous United side.

1952 FA Cup Final - In 1952 Newcastle became the first club to win the FA Cup two years in succession since the 1890s. It was a magnificent achievement but the glory and the goals were in the run-in rather than the anti-climatic finale

Maybe the Last Time Graham Souness is the latest manager to be given the task of filling some empty spaces in the United trophy cabinet. It is exactly 50 seasons since a major domestic trophy was brought back to Tyneside during a period in which a new manager was appointed and the club was riddled with internal stife. Could it be a good omen?

HarryWembley Waterloo In 1974 Newcastle played 10 games on their way to their first FA Cup final appearance for nearly 20 years. Great performances, dire performances, brilliant goals, sending offs and pitch invasions were all part of the emotional roller coaster

The League Cup

League Cup Final 1976League Cup Lackers By beating Grimsby in the Carling Cup this season we have achieved something that we have failed to do in 21 of the last 45 seasons; namely progress one round in the cup of many names. We are known as a club with a great cup fighting tradition and we certainly specialise in early knock-outs in the FA Cup's ugly sister


First Footing An away game against The Gooners wouldn't be most teams chosen opposition for the first game of the season, but check out our record against them!