on 27 February 2001
This book contains an in-depth history of the Toon from it's small beginnings to becoming one of the largest clubs in England. It goes into incredible detail and is full of photos and useful (and useless) trivia. Paul Joannou is the official club historian for Newcastle United; he has used the club's archives to present this definitive history. This should be on any Toon fans bookshelf along with any other of Joannou's brilliant titles. Not quite an as easy a read as Roger Hutchinson's The Toon: A Complete History of Newcastle United, only because it's hardback and has over 500 A5 size pages. Too big for the bath but only just big enough to hold all of the Toon's great history.