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League Cup Final Of The Day: Manchester City vs Newcastle United, 1976

Make no mistake about it. While they were no great shakes in the FA Cup at the same time, Manchester City liked the League Cup during the early to mid 1970s. They won the competition in 1970 against West Bromwich Albion and were runners-up to Wolverhampton Wanderers, after all. In 1976, they found their way back to the final of the competition after beating Norwich City, Nottingham Forest, Manchester United, Mansfield Town and Middlesbrough to reach Wembley. Their opponents were Newcastle United. Newcastle had reached the FA Cup Final two years earlier before being casually brushed aside by Liverpool....

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Video of the Day: Newcastle United vs Wimbledon, February 1988

After a few mixed seasons, by the start of 1988 things were starting to look up somewhat for Newcastle United. The team that won the club promotion back to the First Division had been largely built around highly experienced players such as Kevin Keegan and Terry McDermott, but these players had moved on and been replaced by a generation of locally based youngsters such as Peter Beardsley, Paul Gascoigne and Chris Waddle, although the financial restraints of the era had already forced the sales of Beardsley and Waddle by 1987, and Gascoigne would soon follow. Beardsley’s sale to Liverpool...

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Is It Time For A New Football Club For Newcastle?

They’re not quite at extreme ends of the joy versus despair end of the spectrum, but the experiences of the supporters of FC United of Manchester and Newcastle United over the last few weeks do contrast quite clearly with each other. On the one hand, FC United supporters have spent the last couple of weeks or so basking in the warm afterglow of finally lifting the title in the Northern Premier League whilst awaiting the opening of their new Broadhurst Park ground. Meanwhile, in the Premier League, Newcastle United supporters have had to put up with their team reverting...

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Newcastle United’s New Press Policy Could Be Doing Fans A Favour

Newcastle United’s decision to charge the press for access to their players is in some respects unsurprising when we consider their recent behaviour towards their local newspaper, the Chronicle, which was banned from St James Park following a spat, the true nature of which has never been made fully clear. What today’s announcement confirms is that the club now considers itself at the vanguard of a new form of relationship between clubs and the media, one in which only tame voices are heard, dissent against the club becomes a thing of the past, and the press pays for access to players and staff that it has enjoyed free of charge for many years. The reflex reaction to this over the course of today has been mostly a combination of outrage and shock at a football club behaving in this respect, but it doesn’t have to be this way. We might contend, for example, that Newcastle United are, in just about the most backhanded way possible, to be thanked for showing up the senior management of the club for what they are in just about the most public way possible. A lot of football clubs cloak themselves in the dark arts of public relations, paying considerable amounts of money to companies whose job it is to spin their news in the most positive manner possible. Newcastle United don’t really need...

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Back To The 80s: 1980/81, Part Nineteen – The FA Cup Fifth Round

They’re down to the last sixteen in the 1980/81 FA Cup, and the distinctive aroma of Wembley is in the air. First up are highlights from the second half of the match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Wrexham – note the gap between the pitch and the main stand at Molineux at that time – and this is followed up with (very) brief highlights of the match between Peterborough United and Manchester City. Finally, we have a replay from the following week. Exeter City had already knocked First Division Leicester City out of the competition, and they’d made a long trip to earn a draw against Newcastle United. The replay saw the two clubs travel from St James Park to St James Park for the right to travel to White Hart Lane to play Tottenham Hotspur in the quarter-finals of the competition. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by clicking here....

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