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Newcastle United Jimmy Nicholson


I can remember the Newport County match on the 5th October 1946 like it was yesterday. Newcastle won 13-0, which was a record score at the time – I think it still is. It was Len Shackleton’s first game, he had only signed for Newcastle 4 days before - and he scored six! Wayman got 4, Bentley scored 2 and Milburn got 1. Wayman missed a penalty in the first minute of the game.


I can remember the exact line up too. Forwards were Milburn, Bentley, Shackleton and Wayman…


Newport County played in all gold – in fact it’s interesting because they’ve just come back into the league!


When I was walking back from St. James’ Park, I must have been about 12 or 13 years old, I got to this street and there was a woman standing at the door and she asked ‘how they done today son?’ I told her the score, 13-0 and she wait ‘What?’ she couldn’t believe it!

Jimmy Nicholson



Newcastle United Foundation have a heritage project for fans of all ages called Toon Times.

Toon Times will culminate with a major Newcastle United exhibition at the Discovery Museum, Newcastle, although in the lead up to this event Toon Times wishes to reach out to all Newcastle United fans across the North East and further afield to get involved and share their memories, experiences, photos and memorabilia what people have collected over the years.

We are supporting the project by helping to collect NUFC memories online - fans can share their memories on the Replay Football website, simply select the Toon Times tag when submitting yours.

For more info contact the Toon Times Heritage Project Coordinator, Newcastle United Foundation,




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