Taking a tour of St. James’ Park, home of Newcastle United FC, is like visiting the city’s cathedral. I assume Newcastle, a wonderful and historic city, has a fine cathedral … somewhere. But without a doubt the biggest house of worship in town, the one that inspires the most devotion and passion, the one you […]
Here's everything I've written about Newcastle -- the stadium, the club, the city, and matches I've seen them play.
Every couple of weeks I introduce you to an English football club which I assume you (my non-English readers) don’t know much about. In other words, you won’t be reading about Man U or Chelsea in this space. This week we meet a team from the Northeast that is coming back to the Premier League after spending one year kicking ass […]
I will be dividing my soccer guidebook into regions, and suggesting a base city for each region. For the North and Northeast, that base will be Newcastle. Travel Guide: Newcastle Why You Should Stay There: It’s a great hub for accessing six clubs, five of them in the Football League, and a wonderful, compact […]
When you’re in Newcastle, it’s nearly impossible to get away from Newcastle United. Sure, on occasion you’ll come across someone who doesn’t follow football, or who drifted off when they got relegated, but even then, they seem to know what’s going on with the club. As a symbol, there’s none more appropriate than St. James […]