Description - Newcastle United by Ged Clarke
When Newcastle United crashed out of the FA Cup in Cardiff in April 2005, it was official- the second best-supported club in England and the ninth wealthiest club in Europe had completed 50 years without winning a domestic trophy. Since their last success an FA Cup win in 1955 no less than 32 clubs have won one of the three major prizes in the English game, but not the Magpies. In that half century, they ve employed some of the biggest names in world football, yet most of their fanatical supporters have never seen them win a pot. In 2004, Sir Bobby Robson paid the price for failing to bring the Holy Grail to the Geordie faithful. And in 2006, Graeme Souness was next to go, the 17th manager to try and fail to win one of English football s glittering prizes for the longest suffering fans in the land. In Newcastle United- Fifty Years of Hurt, United fanatic Ged Clarke examines this extraordinary football phenomenon. He chronicles the decades of disaster and talks to legends like Peter Beardsley, Les Ferdinand, Jack Charlton, Bob Moncur and Malcolm MacDonald in a bid to discover an explanation for the longest losing streak in top-class football.
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Author Biography - Ged Clarke
Ged Clarke is a vastly experienced journalist and award-winning television programme maker, as well as being a long-suffering Newcastle United supporter.