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Newcastle United Cult Heroes: The Toon's Greatest Icons

Dylan Younger

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From the publisher:

Newcastle United Cult Heroes is devoted to those players who, over the years, have won a special place in the hearts of the St James' Park faithful - not necessarily the greatest footballers, but a unique brotherhood of mavericks and stalwarts, local lads and exotic imports. The cast list alone is enough to stir up the memories and tug at the heartstrings of any United fan - Gallacher, Milburn and Mitchell, Keegan, Gascoigne and Shearer - recalling how these charismatic personalities used to ignite passion on the terraces. Find out which black-and-white icon broke a curfew to go out boozing two nights before winning the FA Cup.

Whose shot was so fearsome it broke a goalkeeper's arm, and who was the insecure yet brutal number 9 of whom a team-mate confessed: "He petrified me!" Discover and delight in the magical qualities of these 20 mere mortals elevated to cult status on Tyneside.

The author:

Dylan Younger is a freelance sportswriter with a lifelong passion for the Magpies. With an English MA from Oxford University under his belt, he became a cub sports reporter and later sports editor of the Sunday Sun. Dylan was instrumental in setting up one of the UK's first sports journalism degrees, and now has a decade's lecturing experience.

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Pitch Publishing
21 x 14 cm
Paperback
352 pages
October 2012
English
9781908051622