Who are Newcastle United?
Newcastle United are an English football club from Newcastle upon Tyne.
The club were formed through a combination of two older Tyneside clubs: Newcastle West End and Newcastle East End.
The newly formed team was named Newcastle United. Not long after that, they became known for their attractive and quick brand of football which paid dividends during their early seasons.
After being admitted to the Football League back in 1894, they clinched promotion to the First Division five years later.
They’d play at St. James’ Park, the oldest football ground in the country, there games were played already in the 1880s.
With a team full of English players and international talent, Newcastle United went on to dominate the First Division by lifting the trophies in 1905, 1907 and 1908.
Strangely enough, this successful period also contained the lowest point in the club’s history: a 9-1 drubbing to Sunderland back in 1908.
After claiming their first FA Cup title with a victory against Barnsley in the final, Newcastle’s promising run was cut short by the World War I.
Post-war, United returned in style with another FA Cup trophy back in 1924.
They followed it up by signing the talented Hughie Gallacher the following campaign; this would prove to be a great business move, as Gallacher became the club’s skipper and led the team to another League title two years later.
Newcastle United won another FA Cup back in 1932 before entering a mediocre period that would peak in their relegation to the Second Division in 1934.
They returned to the top-flight in 1948 and claimed three FA Cups in the period between 1951 and 1955.
Even though the next couple of decades would see Newcastle United making deep runs in both English Cups, extra silverware was hard to come by.
The team stormed back to the top-flight in 1993. The side lost the FA Cup finals in 1998 and 1999 before returning to familiar obscurity at the turn of the century.
What are the predictions for next season?
A bottom-half finish for the Magpies last term saw them remain in the top-flight with the hope that Newcastle, somehow, resurrects themselves from the mess in ownership ahead of next term.
Throughout last PL’s campaign, Newcastle remained inconsistent, with supporters frustrated with the lack of quality performances on the field.
However, with a new start on the horizon, the club can only improve on the pitch and will most surely give their fans something to cheer, going into next campaign.
Newcastle United – 2021/22 season (odds)
Here are the odds supporters can get from the various bookmakers on the different possible Magpies scenarios.
Top six – 28/1. Top half – 6/1. Bottom half – 1/8. Relegated – 11/4