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Newcastle United Brian Cronin


Many years ago we had a player called Bobby Shinton, i was not a fan at all he was so poor. After a home game I leant over the old tunnel and shouted "shinton ya Shyte", he went bonkers and had to be dragged down into the dressing room while me and my brother both laughed and poked further scorn on his ability.

A week later I called into see my boss at his new home in Whickham, he was in the back garden toiling with the builders lawn/brick mix. Next door a guy was doing the same, he looked familiar and I asked" who is that john"! thats Bobby shinton he said the newcastle player, got to go I said and scarpered quick.

After I left Shinton asked my boss who I was and was told I was a Newcastle fanatic etc, he said nothing but I knew he knew and that he knew I knew kinda thing.

Small world

Brian Cronin



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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