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Magic Magpie memories III: FA Cup, 1951 (From the Pathe newsreel collection).

April 16th, 2010 | 92 Comments |

Magic Magpie Memories II (FA Cup, 1952).

F.A. Cup semi final replay – Newcastle V. Wolves. (2-1) 1951.

This match was played at Leeds Road, Huddersfield. It’s First blood to The Wolves with a goal from Walker. Then Newcastle strike back with goals from two of the usual suspects, Jackie Milburn and Bobby “Dazzler” Mitchell. The Magpies are through to the FA Cup final! Something that would become a regular event over the next few years.

There are four videos in this sequence, one of Newcastle United in the semi final against Wolverhampton Wanderers, one of the final, one of the lads returning to Newcastle to a hero’s reception with brief speecehes from Joe Harvey and Jackie Milburn. Finally, there is a longer feature taking a more general look at the FA Cup of 1951. (more…)


Magic Magpie memories II: FA Cup, 1952 (From the Pathe newsreel collection).

April 15th, 2010 | 147 Comments |

Magic Magpie memories part I (1955 FA Cup)

F.A. Cup 3rd Round – Newcastle V. Aston Villa. (4-2) 1952.

From St James’s Park, Newcastle upon Tyne. Aston Villa’s Dixon bags a brace as Aston Villa go 2-0 up, then the Geordie onslaught begins! The Newcastle United goals come courtesy of Billy Foulkes, two from Bobby “Dazzler” Mitchell and a final goal from Robledo.

The second of our series of trips down memory lane. This one features eight videos of Pathe newsreels focusing on another great, and ultimately successful FA Cup campaign of the ‘fifties, that of 1952. It features the magnificent Chilean centre forward, George Robledo. Robledo was one of Newcastle United’s greatest ever goalscorers and was the First Division’s top scorer the year we won this FA Cup final. A forward who could also graft and tackle with the best of them when off the ball, he scored no less than 91 goals in 164 competitive games for the Magpies (166 in total). In the twilight of his great career, he went on to play for the curiously named Chilean team, “Club Deportivo O’Higgins”. You can also delight at the skills of players such as, Ronnie Simpson, one of Newcastle’s greatest ever goalkeepers, who went on to win the European Cup with Jock Stein’s “Lisbon Lions” of 1967, and of course, a man whose name has become synonymous with Newcastle United, our all time top scorer, Jackie Milburn. (more…)


Blackpool and Newcastle fans shared the genius of two outstanding footballers

September 16th, 2009 | 27 Comments |

Genius at work
Genius at work
Tonight’s game will have it’s own characters bedecked in the famous black and white, and tangerine shirts of Newcastle United and Blackpool football clubs. And those players will hope to make an impression upon their adoring fans. However, previous eras were lucky enough to see two particular individuals who stood out for their footballing brilliance both at St James’ and Bloomfield Road.

Mention the names Tony Green and the late Alan Suddick, and it will evoke fond memories for all those fans who were able to watch them in their respective colours. Both players were blessed with a natural flair and a natural hunger for the game that few are fortunate to be born with. Of course, I’m not actually old enough to know their playing days first-hand, but my dad has long been singing the praises of these two men and I would challenge you to find an article or book written that looks upon these two as anything other than favourably. (more…)