Here at Coming Home Newcastle we know it’s going to be a good long bunch of hours of waiting until the ball finally gets rolling at Wembley Stadium, so we’re offering you the best of pastimes: reliving the biggest glories of our beloved Magpies.
Yes, this is not going to be a hella long series of posts because there aren’t many trophies sitting on Newcastle’s shelves. But look at it from the brightest possible angle: you can watch a couple of games before the big thing goes down on Sunday evening.
Next year, hopefully, we’ll be doing this again 1) multiple times and 2) including one more clip and post to the series if the lads can lift the League Cup on Sunday!
To keep things going on this very shiny Saturday, here’s the last trophy Newcastle won, the 1969 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup against Ujpesti Dozsa with 60,000 watching live on location in Newcastle at St James’ Park on the first-leg game and 37,000 souls present at the Megyeri uti Stadium on the return game.
The 1969 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Final was the last of the eleventh Inter-Cities Fairs Cup editions staged in history. It was played on 29 May and 11 June 1969 between Newcastle United and Ujpesti Dozsa of Hungary. Newcastle won the tie 6–2 on aggregate, winning both games (3-0 at home, and 2-3 on the road).
While there is full-match footage of the first leg game available on YouTube, there’s no such luck for the return game so you will have to be happy with the comprehensive recap aired on ESPN a while ago. Commentary by Alan Weeks. It could have been worse!
As of Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023, this remains Newcastle’s last trophy won in their long-tenured footie history, though they have appeared in three more FA Cup finals (1974, 1998, and 1999), one Football League Cup final (1976), and the 2001 and 2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup finals winning the latter.