Newcastle United Interesting Facts

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Its always important and necessary as a football fan to know some facts about your favorite football club, which then, this days some fans do not know, that’s why today we bring on some amazing facts about Newcastle.

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One fact is that Newcastle United’s St James’ Park hosted to a number of 2015 Rugby World Cup games during October of this year. The first match there sees South Africa take on Scotland on 3rd October.

Don’t forget that Newcastle claimed the record of the highest finish in the table by a promoted club, when they finished third in the Premier League. The only other club to have equalled this is Nottingham Forest (1994/95).

Another thing is that Newcastle United’s official club photographer in 1908, Gladstone Adams, on his way home from their FA Cup final, came up with the idea of windscreen wipers.

Adams was driving home in the snow when he realised what a could idea it would be to have a device that cleaned your windscreen as you drove. Adams’ invention was patented in 1911 but was never manufactured.

As they are known for their black and white stripes, Newcastle United once played in red and white – the colour now worn by their arch rivals, Sunderland.

And another thing is Newcastle United took part in the first ever Football League match to be played under floodlights when they faced Portsmouth at Fratton Park in February 1956.

However, during the early years of St James’ Park, there was a drop of 18 feet from the north to the south goal, while local butchers were still able to graze their animals on the pitch before being led to slaughter.

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