TomYam Posted August 24, 2022 Share Posted August 24, 2022 I've always found it odd that our club's date of origin is recorded as being 1892 rather than 1881. Stanley/East End, formed in 1881, is indisputably the foundation club of NUFC. The name change should not be the point of origin as it isn't for the many other clubs that have changed name. Manchester United, for example, are recorded as being founded in 1878, yet they changed their name from Newton Heath in 1902 at the point of liquidation and only moved to Old Trafford in 1910. Some would cite it's because we merged with our neighbours West End, but that doesn't hold water; West End went bust and East End simply moved into their superior ground St. James's. East End changed their name for two reasons: to try and appease the former rival fans of West End and to mark a new beginning as the sole club representing the city of Newcastle as a professional team. We immedoately applied for membership of the FL and joined the following year. So, for those that care about the clubs factual history, should the records be changed to reflect the true date of birth of NUFC? Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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