Newcastle 1920/21 - Season Summary
NUFC 1920/21 Squad
|Division 1||5th||Manager||Directors Committee|
|FA Cup||R3||Trainer||J McPherson|
|Chairman||JP Oliver||Top Scorer||N Harris (19)|
In an effort to boost United's forward power the front line was completely revamped with Neil Harris, Stan Seymour and Billy Aitken all arriving from Scotland during the Summer. With Rob McIntosh also joining, United had spent almost £10,000; a colossal amount.
It was money well spent as the Magpies scored 50% more goals than in the previous campaign.
United's new strikeforce quickly clicked into gear and after a fantastic run of eight wins in nine matches United were top of the pile by mid October. This purple patch included a 6-1 drubbing of Sunderland at SJP; the Magpies' equal best ever victory over their local rivals.
At the end of February United were in 2nd although they were six points behind eventual Champions Burnley. However only three wins out of the last thirteen games resulted in a 5th place finish.
Attendances continued their remarkable rise with the average climbing another 4,000 and a new record gate of 62,073 recorded for the FA Cup tie with Liverpool. All this despite the fact that the minimum admission price had been doubled to 1 shilling.
Newcastle beat the 'pudlians in the 2nd Round tie but lost to their Liverpool neighbours in the next round.