All With Smiling Faces: How Newcastle Became United, 1881-1910

All With Smiling Faces
How Newcastle became United, 1881-1910

by Paul Brown
Paperback, ISBN 9780956227089
Also available as ltd ed hardback and as an ebook

“A fantastic new book, which charts the club’s early years and meteoric rise in the Victorian and Edwardian eras.” – Newcastle Chronicle

“I loved it!” – Ant McPartlin

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All With Smiling Faces

All With Smiling Faces takes a wander through the early history of Newcastle United to discover how the club came to mean so much to so many. The book covers the club’s first 30 years, from foundation in 1881 to FA Cup triumph in 1910, and explores how Newcastle became successful and built up its loyal support. The title is taken from the lyrics of Blaydon Races, the Tyneside music hall song that shares its Victorian heritage with Newcastle United and is still sung at St James’ Park today. The cover features an exclusive painting by football artist Paine Proffitt.

From the cover: “How did Newcastle become United? When was the club formed, and where did it play before moving to St James’ Park? Who were the men who built the club, and how did they turn it into the most successful club in the country? What was it like to support Newcastle in the Victorian and Edwardian eras, and why has the bond between the club and its fans remained so strong?

All With Smiling Faces takes a wander through Newcastle’s early history to discover how the club came to mean so much to so many. Covering the first 30 years, from its foundation as Stanley FC in 1881 to the triumphant FA Cup win in 1910, the book visits the grounds, meets the players, mingles with the fans, and relives the matches that made Newcastle United.”

Selected reviews and features:

The forgotten grounds of Newcastle United – How the fledgling Magpies played at four long-forgotten grounds in the East End of Newcastle – The Chronicle

New book by Paul Brown looks at Newcastle United’s golden past – Newcastle fan was looking for something to smile about – and ended up writing a book – The Journal

Why Newcastle United fans are among the most passionate in football – New book explores the Victorian and Edwardian roots of Newcastle’s huge and fervent fan base – The Chronicle

All With Smiling Faces book review – How Newcastle United started out under the names Stanley FC and Newcastle East End – When Saturday Comes

Author Paul Brown talks to Simon Pryde and John Anderson – Total Sport – BBC Radio Newcastle:


Product details

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780956227096
Size: 198x129mm
Pages: 240
Published: September 2014
Publisher: Goal-Post, an imprint of Superelastic
Also available as an ebook

Available now: Amazon UK Amazon US Worldwide

Published by Paul Brown

Writes about football, history, true adventure. The Guardian, Four Four Two, When Saturday Comes, The Blizzard, Longreads, Deadspin, etc. Latest book: The Ruhleben Football Association. Twitter: @paulbrownUK