Newcastle Miscellany, The
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Vision Sports Publishing: 3rd edition edition (8 Oct. 2012)
By: Mike Bolam (Author)
A rich source of quirky trivia, the book explains how the Gallowgate end of St James' Park took its name, lists the select band of Football League teams that Newcastle have never played against and reveals the identity of the former Newcastle player who made it on to the cover of a Beatles album.
In addition to a special chapter celebrating the wit and wisdom of Sir Bobby Robson, it also tells the story of what happened when Pele faced the Magpies, and how celebrated spoon-bender Uri Geller once took credit for a Newcastle league win.
Alongside these meticulously researched entries are biographical sections on club heroes like Jackie Milburn, Malcolm Macdonald, Peter Beardsley and record-goalscorer Alan Shearer as well as detailed season-by-season records to satisfy even the most ardent of statisticians.
With its extensive array of facts, feats and anecdotes to chew over, this labour of love is the perfect Christmas present for the Newcastle United fan in your life - young or old. Beautifully printed on imitation cloth.