History of Newcastle United
Newcastle United was first founded in 1892 due to a merger between Newcastle East End and Newcastle West End. The club still plays at its original ground, The Sports Direct Arena (formerly St James' Park), which can now seat over 50,000 fans following a major renovation in the mid-1990s. Over the years, Newcastle United has managed to win four league championship titles and six FA Cups, alongside the 1969 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and the 2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup. Newcastle United also hold another proud record – they've never fallen below the second tier of English football.
In recent years NUFC has had varied success, from leading, or being one of the top four, in the Premiership to being relegated to the Championship, the clubs loyal geordie fans have not deserted the club and the stadium is always full. In recent years the club has found form, being promoted from the championship in their first season and then having a strong start to the 2011/2012 football season. Despite some surprising results Newcastle are odds on to finish in the top half of the Premier league, and well worth a bet against some of the bigger teams. The results they have suffered against some of the lower teams means that their odds against stronger teams like Manchester United and Liverpool are good, and a quick glance at the results so far this season shows that they are a team worth a punt.