Take A Look – Video – When Newcastle United Were Great!


Just two fantastic photographs today in the Chronicle showing Newcastle United fans queuing for tickets in 1956 after we had been drawn against Sunderland in the quarter finals of the FA Cup.

And we have a Pathe News video on the highlights of the game.

Remember we had won the FA Cup the year before when we took Manchester City to the cleaners 3-1 and we had won it in 1951 by dismantling Blackpool and Stanley Matthews 2-0 and then taking Arsenal apart 1-0 the following year.

Look at this picture.

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Newcastle fans waiting to buy tickets for the 1956 FA Cup quarter finals

I’m pretty sure my Dad and I are in the crowd somewhere but having some trouble spotting where we are – we should be near the front.

🙂

But this shows you just why Newcastle United are a huge and famous club with tremendous fans and why we are not being served well right now by those running the club.

They really need to get their act together.

And here is another picture of just how long the queue stretched.

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The only bad news in this story is that we were beaten 2-0 by Sunderland with two goals coming from center forward Bill Holden on 3rd March 1956 in front of 61,500 at St. James’ Park.

We have video of the game below.

Manchester City went on to beat Birmingham 3-1 in the final on 5th May, 1956.

And yes – we have never won the FA Cup since although we were in the final a couple of times in successive years in 1998 and 1999 when we were beaten 2-0 – first by Arsenal in 1998 and then by Manchester United the following year.

Here is video from Pathe news of the game – as the (mighty)  Champions are eliminated by two lucky Sunderland goals – one right at the death.



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230 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 21, 2016 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #1

    I remember when I lived in London and it would be a rare treat if you managed to get a ticket when coming home, can’t give them away now!

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 21, 2016 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #2

    I imagine the queue for Frankie & Bennys is larger than the one for sjp box office now.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 21, 2016 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #3

    I’ve emailed the club to ask when Gabriel Obertans turn for the Captains armband is, haven’t had a reply as yet, I’ll check later on .

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 21, 2016 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #4

    Tsunki,
    I think we should rotate the manager, Monkers one week Carrsy the next and when we don’t need to give an interview after the game Churners can have a shot, this type of thinking outside the box will have us shooting up the table.

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  • jane

    Feb 21, 2016 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #5

    can’t see any women or girls in the crowd.

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  • Belfast

    Feb 21, 2016 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #6

    The Friday captains draw….

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 21, 2016 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #7

    Jail I think they tried that idea when carver was here.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 21, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #8

    Jane you’re kidding right? I know what SJH ‘s kid said about the Geordie lasses but come on…

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 21, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #9

    jane,
    Women used to go for free when they first started but more women than men were turning up so they put a stop to it.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 21, 2016 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #10

    Maybe we can vote for the weeks captain, calls cost no more than £1.50 from a BT landline. Mobile charges may vary.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 21, 2016 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #11

    Come on Ed shape up just because he increases your click rate surely we can do without the copy and paste buffoon.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Feb 21, 2016 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #12

    Rotation sounds like the way forward. The whole team should rotate and try different positions. Colo might just be good in goal if not burdened with the captaincy.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 21, 2016 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #13

    …please get permission from whoever stumps up for the phone bill first. Terms,and conditions apply. Please don’t vote after 2018 as you may still be charged, and your opinion will not count. Premier League football not guaranteed. Your team may go down as well as stay up. Use in conjunction with a calorie controlled diet of Balti pies.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Feb 21, 2016 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #14

    Tiote would certainly enjoy being rotated, he rotates himself every time he gets the ball.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 21, 2016 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #15

    I once projectile vomited outside of the Silverlink one a few years ago and have never been back.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 21, 2016 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #16

    A different position sounds promising. Saylor could try the Crab with roller skates on his feet and hands.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 21, 2016 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #17

    I reckon we should put Aarons in goal, having a dedicated GK is an archaic practice.

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  • Belfast

    Feb 21, 2016 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #18

    Vollans back on his horse again.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 21, 2016 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #19

    I think come the end of the season Lee Charnley could be rotated – on a spiit with an apple in his mouth. Prize draw proceeds from ‘Insert the Spit Rod’ could go to Graemes favourite dementia or aged persons charity.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 21, 2016 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #20

    Can you imagine how confused the opposition would be if we rotated the keeper and Rob Elliott was huffing and puffing down the left wing then five minutes later after swapping jerseys young Aarons was bombing at them.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Feb 21, 2016 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #21

    With regards to the captaincy issue, I think we should have ranks as in the armed forces. Different coloured armbands could signify rank. This could also be implemented on a rotation basis.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 21, 2016 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #22

    Vollans likes to prolong a grudge doesn’t he. He’s obviously got time on his hands. And the dye off cheesy wotsits.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 21, 2016 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #23

    I think we should rotate stadiums as well so when quality opposition like Watford turn up we’d be at Gateshead where they wouldn’t be able to play their slick passing game that took us apart in October!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 21, 2016 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #24

    Vollans,
    Get as many in as you can because you’ll be gone again soon!

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 21, 2016 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #25

    Btw Rob that’s what the orange colouring is down there. No need to go to the doctors about it, it wears off if you just leave it alone for a day or two.

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  • Belfast

    Feb 21, 2016 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #26

    Robert James David Vollans yer nicked again.

    Name
    Address
    Search
    Robert J D Vollans, Leeds, LS9
    Whitepages AtoZ Surname – Vollans Robert J D Vollans Robert J D Vollans in LS9
    We have the full address available for Robert J D Vollans. This was sourced from Electoral Roll records from 2004-05,2012-13
    Address: Leeds, LS9 XXX – full address available on Whitepages
    Telephone number: Reveal phone number

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  • bettyswallocks

    Feb 21, 2016 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #27

    It would sound good in commentary, eg:- General Coloccini plays it out to Colonel Shelvey who finds sergeant Townsend with a delightful ball , he knocks it square to General Mitrovic who hits a screamer only to be thwarted by a great save from commander Fuglslang.

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  • Belfast

    Feb 21, 2016 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #28

    Take A Chancel On Me
    February 19, 2016
    Out of respect for the many bloggers and with a heavy heart I will remove myself from this blog until my name is cleared. I will be having correspondence with Ed and will ask if there is some way the result can be posted on here

    I will miss the banter and many bloggers such as:

    Firebug
    Ibiza
    Tsunki

    Thank you for my time on this blog and hope it continues to thrive

    Regards

    Take A Chancel (AKA James David)

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  • hibbitt

    Feb 21, 2016 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #29

    i see the green eyed monster is back……. good evening mr vollans so happy you could join us ……shut the door on your way out bye

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 21, 2016 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #30

    This Rob Vollans is all the more eerily creepy when you consider his niceness as TFL. You can imagine a seedy little slime ball like that could get up to all sorts of slithering, oily, unsavoury things.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 21, 2016 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #31

    Evidently he hasn’t had much purchase with his emails to Ed then. No glorious return for the walking wounded from Yorkshire just yet.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Feb 21, 2016 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #32

    Mr. Vollans ought to shut up shop now or he’s going to end up getting a visit.

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  • Ron Knee

    Feb 21, 2016 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #33

    I hope nobody on here lent him any money!

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  • bettyswallocks

    Feb 21, 2016 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #34

    Belfast…… You’re investigatory skills are wasted on here. Well done again, that’s the way to stop em.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 21, 2016 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #35

    Does anybody actually know where he lives? I’m sure someone would find out if he’s not careful 🙂 it’s not like he’s a genius at covering his tracks.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 21, 2016 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #36

    Pefect strategy for getting people onside, pretend your invalided so when people like me get on your case for using the blog as a business, I look the bad guy!

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 21, 2016 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #37

    Careful Rob – somewhere somebody will know you, and could be dobbing in your address at this very moment. Troll hunters could be homing in right now. I’d take a look out of you bedroom window every couple of minutes ha ha

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  • Belfast

    Feb 21, 2016 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #38

    Could probably get that phone number if I really wanted but just stop and we’ll say no more.

    Or I’m sending Pushy round with his gym mates.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 21, 2016 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #39

    Where’s the odious Hail Wor Ashley? He normally turns up on maychdays to give his whining commentary as did catchy’s pet lip but hasn’t been seen for awhile.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Feb 21, 2016 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #40

    Tsunki@20. Hilarious. The image of him going round on the spit is superb.

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