Newcastle United Change

Newcastle United Mark Kerr


Being taken to Newcastle Airport in August 1971, when I was 8, by my journalist father to see SuperMac fly in after his signing. He turned up in a flash suit, spent ages signing autographs, and spoke to me personally and gave me a signed ball. I don’t actually think I’ve ever been more excited since!

Newcastle v Notts Forest 1973 – took my younger brother to his first game. Losing 3-1 in the FA Cup quarter final, pitch invasion, won it 4-3 then forced to replay despite both teams agreeing to return to the pitch and complete the game. Always recall getting home that evening to find my parents frantic and worrying that myself and brother had started it, as the radio had reported it was started by some young boys in duffel coats…….

Mark Kerr


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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