Newcastle's St George's Day Lions

Last updated : 23 April 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

I remember our first season in the Premier League 1993/4, twenty years ago, and the entire Newcastle United team was ENGLISH.

Kevin Keegan put together this squad - everyone of them English. Six England internationals (Venison, Howey, Lee, Bracewell, Beardsley, Cole) in that team with three others called into England squads (Clark, Beresford, Fox):-

Mike Hooper (Bristol); Steve Watson (North Shields), Barry Venison (Stanley), Steve Howey (Sunderland), John Beresford (Sheffield); Rob Lee (Newham), Paul Bracewell (Heswall), Ruel Fox (Ipswich), Lee Clark (Wallsend); Peter Beardsley (Hexham), Andy Cole (Nottingham).

Subs: Scott Sellars (Sheffield), Robbie Elliott (Gosforth), Kevin Scott (Easington).

That season we finished 3rd behind Man Utd and Blackburn Rovers.

Happy days, indeed.


Mike Williamson - Stoke
Steven Taylor - Greenwich
Ryan Taylor - Liverpool
Paul Dummett - Newcastle
Dan Gosling - Brixham


Alun Armstrong - Gateshead
Sammy Ameobi - Newcastle
Alun Armstrong - Gateshead
Adam Campell - North Shields
Rob Elliot - Greenwich
Jak Alnwick - Hexham