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The Toon: The Complete History of Newcastle United Football Club

The Toon: The Complete History of Newcastle United Football Club [Kindle Edition]

Roger Hutchinson
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"Lively and absorbing" -- Sunday Sun, August 1997

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This is the full, unofficial and uncensored story of one of the greatest football clubs in the world. It brings to life the sensational early successes of the great Anglo-Scottish team before the First World War and follows the club's successes as Cup giants in the 1950s and European conquerors in the 60s, to the Macdonald and Keegan squads of the 1970s and '80s, to its rebirth in the 1990s and through its trials and tribulations of the first decade of the 21st century. Exploring and explaining the lean years as well as the successful decades, Roger Hutchinson brilliantly portrays the managers and players throughout the club's long history and brings the story right up to date as, after the relegation traumas of 2008/09, Newcastle United looks forward to a resurgence in their fortunes as they return to the Premiership in 2010.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2054 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Birlinn; Updated edition edition (13 May 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CP5BOH6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #210,194 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars ACE,EXCELLENT HISTORY OF NUFC 21 Mar 2003
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Firstly this book is indispensible in providing [very] detailed information on all aspects of newcastle united football club from the beginning of its existence. If you are a nufc supporter as i am this is a must buy. For many reasons the main one being this book doesnt just read like a series of match reports like most other detailed historys of football clubs. It is a information station for everything about nufc and it is in chronological order as you would expect. From transfers the club has made from as early as 1900 up the present reign of Sir Bobby Robson. Nothing is left out nor should it be. Great players like Hughie Gallacher and Jackie Milburn are talked about in the context of not just there nufc history but the players own footballing history. Overall this book is an essential purchase for nufc supporters,and anyone who wants to learn about the history of the north easts premier team. Fantastic
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must for any Toon fan. 27 Feb 2001
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Roger Hutchinson has written a witty intelligent book packed full of interesting facts of the ups and downs of a big football club. It charts the life of Newcastle United from the inception in 1892 to the present day. This is an easier read than the official club history United: The First 100 Years ...And More by Paul Joannou but lacks it's photos and depth; but because it's a paperback and about A5 size it's just the right size to take into the bath! Not your usual stuffy history text.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Please get it right Roger! 22 May 2011
I picked up this book as I have been a Newcastle United supporter since the late 50s/early 60s and foregoing the chapters on the earlier history of the club, I began with the chapter entitled 'Return To Pride And Glory: 1961-75', as this was 'my era'. It was a standard description of NUFC's return to the First Division in the 60s, and the subsequent participation in the Fairs Cup. After describing the 1st round win over Feyenoord the book then went on to talk about 2nd round tie against Sporting Lisbon, and stated that 'Newcastle travelled to the Stadium Of Light in confident mood'. Eyebrows were raised at this point, as any football fan worth his salt knows that Sporting's great rivals Benfica play at the Stadium Of Light, and that Sporting play at the Estadio Jose Alvalade. I put that down to a slight aberration though and continued, but a few pages later we are told that Newcastle fans sang a song about Wyn Davies which was based on Bob Dylan's hit 'Mighty Flynn' (the song was actually 'The Mighty Quinn'). 'The guy who wrote this should have checked his facts!' I thought to myself, but a few pages later we are told that Joe Harvey spent some of the money made from the Fair Cup success by signing Malcolm Macdonald in July 1969 but that Macdonald had to wait until Pop Robson and Wyn Davies left the club in 1971 'to assume the position he desired: goalscoring king of Newcastle'. The author then compounds this astonishing error (Macdonald joined the club in 1971 not 1969) by stating that in 1969 'even more of that Fairs Cup money went on buying the club's first £100,000 footballer, Jimmy Smith', having already said that Macdonald (who cost £180,000) had been signed before Smith. Read more ›
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1.0 out of 5 stars Error ridden 13 Nov 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
As one reviewer has already pointed out this book is riddled with inaccurate times dates and points . Not worth buying.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not only for the toon fans! 25 Mar 2011
I'm a massive football fan, but not a NUFC fan. This excellent book was just lying around the workshop, so one lunch break I picked it up.. I found it hard to put down again after my half hour was up.. It has some riviting storys of the early cup runs which the author tells so well. I was so into it in the end that I'd take it to bed to read last thing at night too. This would be a great gift for any Newcastle United mad fan who enjoys a good read!
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