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From www.nufc.co.uk


THE origins of Newcastle United Football Club belong to Victorian Tyneside and two local sides, Newcastle East End and Newcastle West End. Situated on either side of the city, these two pioneering teams developed from humble beginnings as offshoots of cricket clubs during the early years of the 1880's.


A great rivalry between the two factions took place for a number of years, but by 1892 it was the East Enders who had become the dominant force. West End ran into financial problems and on their demise East End moved across the city and took over West End's ground, St James Park.


Very soon they changed their name to Newcastle United and also changed their red and white colours to the now famous black'n'white stripes. They were elected to the Football League in 1893 and started on over a century of incident that has made the Magpies one of the games headliners.

Just prior to the turn of the century, Newcastle gained promotion to the top division after a series of Test Matches - an early version of the present-day play-offs.



Howay the West End  :colo:

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