Arsenal FC – Our home record against the Magpies

Newcastle United Football Club (based in Newcastle upon Tyne) was founded in 1892 by the merger of Newcastle East End and Newcastle West End. Their home ground has been St James’ Park since the club’s foundation the ground was developed into an all-seater stadium in the mid-1990s and has a capacity of 52,354. The club has been owned by Mike Ashley since 2007, succeeding long term chairman and owner Sir John Hall.

Rodney Bewes and Ian Le Frenais St James’ Park 1972 – Newcastle Chronicle

The club is the 17th-highest revenue producing club in the world in terms of annual revenue, generating €169.3 million in 2015. Newcastle’s highest placing was in 1999, when they were the fifth-highest revenue producing football club in the world, and second in England only behind Manchester United.

Newcastle has been a member of the Premier League for all but three years of the competition’s history and has been in the top four on five occasions.

Currently Newcastle is eighth in the Premier League all time table.

The club’s top goal scorer is Alan Shearer, who scored 206 goals in all competitions between 1996 and 2006. Andy Cole holds the record for the most goals scored in a season: 41 in the 1993–94 season in the Premier League. Shay Given is the most capped international for the club, with 134 appearances for Republic of Ireland.

Newcastle Club Honours

Football League First Division: Winners (4) – 1904–05, 1906–07, 1908–09, 1926–27

Second Division / Championship: Winners (4) – 1964–65, 1992–93, 2009–10, 2016–17

FA Cup: Winners (6) – 1910, 1924, 1932, 1951, 1952, 1955

FA Charity Shield: Winners (1) – 1909

European – Inter-Cities Fairs Cup: Winners (1) − 1969

UEFA Intertoto Cup: Winners (1) − 2006 (Outright Winner)

Woolwich Arsenal’s inaugural Football League appearance was played before a crowd of 10,000 at the club’s “new” ground, the Manor Field in a Division 2 game against Newcastle United on September 2nd 1893 and ended in a 2-2 draw.

Here’s a Arsenal History match report of that first ever game in the Football League.

Arsenal has won 17 of our 23 home games against Newcastle with the last loss coming on November 10, 2010.

Theo scores in the 7-3 thriller of December 2012

Ray Kennedy beats Bobby Moncur April 1971

Hopefully our good home form will see us over the line against the barcodes.



13 Responses to Arsenal FC – Our home record against the Magpies

  1. mickydidit89 says:

    You are an output machine, GN5. Thanks again.

    1999, and Toon the 5th highest global income generating football club in the world. Blimey, that’s staggering

  2. chas says:

    Excellent, GN5.

    Your brilliant efforts have edged us closer and closer to real football again. I can almost smell the burgers and onions on Gillespie Road. 🙂

    Many thanks

  3. LB says:

    Kennedy, Radford, Storey, McKlintock in the same picture — what’s not to like?

  4. chas says:

    Asprilla, Ginola, Shearer, Ferdinand, Philippe Albert, Beardsley, Rob Lee and David Batty.
    Halcyon days for the Mags, that’s for sure.

  5. chas says:

    You forgot Wilson 🙂

  6. RA says:

    Good Morning, fellow whatnots. 🥺

    Premier League back this week-end — except for Arsenal — we are relegated to the dreary Monday night slot. Booo

    Another marvellous Post GN5!! thank you.

  7. TotalArsenal says:

    Are Rasp and Peaches paying you these days, GN5?! 😀

    Thanks for an informative post. I did a project in Newcastle recently and it is such a nice place with a real passion for the beautiful game. They deserve better results and silverware but it looks like they missed the boat and would need a big financial injection to compete at the top again. Still with Benitez they have a good manager and if he is willing to stay they could build something… who knows. I am glad we are playing them on Monday at THoF but that will leave us with five tough away games and just two home games after that…. it will be nail-biting finish to the season, no doubt. Keep them coming, GN5!

  8. GunnerN5 says:

    Morning all,

    Thank you for the comments.

    This is a game that we should win, the team are rested and the worst injury they could have is sunburn.

    As TA pointed out it’s going to be a tough run in with 4 teams separated by only 4 points looking to occupy only 2 positions.

    We are the only team not to play against another top 6 team, which should give us an advantage, but our 5 away games are scary.

    Magpies h
    Everton a
    Watford a
    Cry Pal h
    Wolves a
    Leicester a
    Brighton h
    Burnley a

  9. GunnerN5 says:


    Yes my grandfather did watch the first game at Highbury – he rarely missed a game. He was the local N5 coal man (horse and cart) and he lived on Stavordale Road so it was a 10/15 minute walk to Highbury – these days it’s only a 2/3 minute walk to the Emirates.

  10. LBG says:

    I believe you now deserve a statue!
    Thanks for you historical compilations. They always add something even fanatics don’t know.
    Old pictures of our beloved Highbury always stir emotions. What was the biggest crowd you stood in at Highbury? In my early days the capacity ” fluctuated ” apparently due to those who found other ways in other than to pay. Remember an FA Cup replay (certainly against a London team – possibly QPR) when the reported crowd was 63,000 to 64,000.
    Talking of QPR, and going back to my teaching PE days. They were the Club who got me a day off school because of a football match!! QPR were drawn against Chelsea (I think) in an FA Cup game and a replay was scheduled for a midweek afternoon, due to another London team having a replay on the same day ( possibly Fulham). I was doing teaching practice in a large, very tough, comprehensive about 300 yards down from the Loftus Road ground (at the other end of the road was Wormwood scrubs, housing several of the parents!!)
    When the Headmaster heard about the replay, he immediately sent a letter home to parents informing them that the school would be closed for the day, as he” expected most of the students would be going to the game anyway”.
    Wouldn’t get away with now!
    3-1 for me on Monday, despite the danger of the FAT SPANISH WAITER parking the bus.

  11. RA says:

    Can I share something (a poem) written by a 10 year old girl that has been seen by millions on twitter.

    10 years old — eh, caramba!!


    I am stupid
    Nobody would ever say
    I have a talent for words

    I was meant to be great
    That is wrong
    I am a failure

    Nobody could ever convince me to think that
    I can make it in life

    OK, now read it from the bottom line upwards.
    What a talent!!

  12. LB says:

    ‘You forgot Wilson’

    It made me wonder, look and then laugh………..

  13. chas says:


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