Club Name: Newcastle United Football Club
Nickname: The Magpies, The Toon, The Geordies
Ground/Stadium: St. James' Park, Newcastle, England
Record Home Attendance: 68,386 vs Chelsea, 3rd September 1930 (Division One)
Sponser: Northern Rock, Adidas
Manager: Newcastle are currently looking for a new manager following Kevin Keegan's resignation in September.
Chairman: Freddy Shepherd
Coaching Staff: Terry McDermott, Chris Hughton, Paul Barron
Premier League History
1992/93 - Promoted to FA Carling Premiership as Division One Champions
1994/95 - Sell Andy Cole to Manchester United for English record transfer fee of 7million
1995/96 - FA Carling Premiership runners-up
1996/97 - Sign Alan Shearer for world record 15million. Manager Kevin Keegan quits in January. Replaced by Kenny Dalglish. FA Carling Premiership runners-up
1997/98 - Lose FA Cup Final 2-0 to Arsenal
1998/99 - Ruud Gullit replaces Dalglish. Lose FA Cup final 2-0 to Manchester United
1999/00 - Bobby Robson replaces Gullit. Wins first match 8-0 against Sheffield Wednesday
2004/05 - Robson sacked. Replaced by Graeme Souness
2005/06 - Sign Michael Owen for club record 17million. Souness sacked, replaced by Glenn Roeder. Shearer becomes record goalscorer - overtaking Jackie Milburn's tally of 200. Retires having scored 206 goals for Newcastle
2006/07 - Roeder sacked with one match of the Barclays Premiership season to go. Sam Allardyce appointed two days after season ends. 26th June - Mike Ashley and St. James' Holdings gain 90% of shares, enough to take over the club
2007/08 - Sam Allardyce leaves the club in January '08 by mutual consent. Kevin Keegan replaced Allardyce to make a sensational return to the club.
Newcastle United was founded in 1892 after the merger of two local clubs, Newcastle East End & Newcastle West End.
They have won First Division Championship four times and the FA Cup six times, though their last league success was in 1927.
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