11 Facts About Newcastle United

1. Newcastle United established the Newcastle United Foundation in summer 2008, which seeks to encourage learning and promote healthy living amongst disadvantaged children, young people and families in the North East region, as well as promoting equality and diversity.

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2. On 16 October 2017, Mike Ashley put Newcastle United United up for sale.

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3. Newcastle United made few acquisitions in the summer and suffered injuries over the season, including layoffs to key midfielders Yohan Cabaye and Hatem Ben Arfa, and defenders Steven and Ryan Taylor.

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4. Newcastle United finished in fifth place, their highest league position since the Bobby Robson days.

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5. Newcastle United was an impressive goal scorer, who led United's attack to Wembley in their 1974 FA Cup Final defeat at the hands of Liverpool.

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6. Newcastle United has a fierce local rivalry with Sunderland, and the two clubs have engaged in the Tyne–Wear derby since 1898.

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7. Newcastle United have been linked with the Paraguay playmaker who favours a move to England, according to his agent Daniel Campos—who watched.

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8. Newcastle United was set up as a private company limited by shares on 6 September 1895.

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9. In 1930, Newcastle United came close to relegation, and at the end of the season Gallacher left the club for Chelsea, and at the same time Andy Cunningham became the club's first team manager.

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10. Newcastle United has the ninth highest total of trophies won by an English club.

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11. Newcastle United was founded in 1892 by the merger of Newcastle East End and Newcastle West End, and has played at its current home ground, St James' Park, ever since.

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