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When Rangers Came To St.James’ Park

8 years ago

Newcastle United’s very own ‘battle of Britain took place in 1969, those that were at the two games against Glasgow Rangers will never forget them.

Rangers At St.James’ Park

The away leg was goalless thanks to a brilliant McFaul penalty save but the invasion of Rangers fans made the headlines at St.James’ Park.

United won the battle on the pitch to reach the final but it was a day the Tyneside police would never forget with the visiting fans causing absolute chaos.

The memories live on and now thanks to the Mag Auctions of classic Newcastle United memorabilia we have some very special items up for grabs, including both the home and away programmes from that two legged sem-final which paved the way to glory. Click HERE to have a look (costs nothing!) and at the moment they are at rock bottom prices.

Each Sunday a new batch of NUFC collectables with be made available on eBay with prices starting from as low as 99p.

This week has a distinct Scottish feel to the auctions, no surprise really consider Newcastle’s geographical proximity to the border.

Of course at one time no successful English team was complete without a good sprinkling of Scottish players, Newcastle United being no exception; names such as Hughie Gallacher, Jimmy Scoular and Bob Moncur roll off the tongue and they all feature in the Mag Auctions this week.

Many fans also follow Celtic or Rangers as a second team and both clubs feature heavily in friendlies and testimonials over the years.

One match though dominates Newcastle United’s anglo-Scottish past and that of course was the Fairs Cup semi-final double header against Rangers in 1969, there are no fewer than four very collectable auction items connected to that particular European tie.

With a deep love of United’s history and the classic memorabilia and programmes that are a big part of that, we have always intended to bring you our very own auctions.

Delving into Newcastle’s extraordinary history, each week we will be putting a number of items up for auction via eBbay, with prices starting from as a little as 99p.

Not everybody will want to bid on the items but we are sure that the range of items will provoke interest and debate, plus the memories flooding back.

It costs nothing to look and with the auctions lasting for a week you have plenty of time to keep an eye and bid at any time over the 7 days, potentially picking up a real bargain.

Every week a selection including programmes, magazines, tickets, trading cards and clothing CLICK HERE to visit.


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