The Newcastle Miscellany
By Mike Bolam
Foreword by Rob Lee
Online shop price: £7.99
The fully revised and updated 2012 edition of The Newcastle Miscellany is essential reading for fans of the Toon Army.
Written by lifelong Newcastle devotee Mike Bolam, editor of the popular fan website NUFC.com
, this goldmine of information reveals all manner of facts, feats and stories from the rich history of one of English football's proudest and most passionately supported
clubs. A rich source of quirky trivia, the book explains how the Gallowgate end of St James' Park took its name, lists the select band of Football League teams that Newcastle have never played against and reveals the identity of the former Newcastle player who made it on to the cover of a Beatles album.
In addition to a special chapter celebrating the wit and wisdom of Sir Bobby Robson, it also tells the story of what happened when Pele faced the Magpies, and how celebrated spoon-bender Uri Geller once took credit for a Newcastle league win. Alongside these meticulously researched entries are biographical sections on club heroes like Jackie Milburn, Malcolm Macdonald, Peter Beardsley and record-goalscorer Alan Shearer as well as detailed season-by-season records to satisfy even the most ardent of statisticians. With its extensive array of facts, feats and anecdotes to chew over, this labour of love is the perfect Christmas present for the Newcastle United fan in your life - young or old. Beautifully printed on imitation cloth.