It’s always exciting when your favorite team makes new signings! Who are you most excited about among Newcastle United’s recent acquisitions?

I’m going to start in the 1980s and recall the Newcastle United signings that made me the most excited.

The early 80s was an era of social unrest and Britain had a Prime Minister and Government that were unloved by the general working class public.

All a lot of folk had to look forward to was the match on a Saturday, or the latest release by The Jam.

So just imagine how the Tyneside public reacted when they heard that Second Division Newcastle United had signed England captain Kevin Keegan in 1982.

The whole place went crazy in the build up to his debut at St James’ Park and King Kev never let us down, bagging the only goal in the game on his debut to kick things off.

He famously went on to say that “the crowd had sucked the ball into the net.”

In 1986, Newcastle were rooted to the bottom of the old First Division when Willie McFaul broke the club’s transfer record to secure the services of West Ham United’s Paul Goddard for £440,000.

This was a brave move by all, but Goddard became a Toon hero in the space of months, as he went on a scoring spree to ensure our survival in some style.

Brazil’s international centre forward Mirandinha became the first Brazilian to play in England when he signed for Newcastle for £575,000 in 1987.

There were sombreros worn in the Gallowgate when ‘Mira’ made his home debut. I got to the game literally 10 minutes before kick-off after spewing a very well paid job in Woking on the Saturday morning.

The whole place went crazy in the build up to his debut at St James’ Park and King Kev never let us down, bagging the only goal in the game on his debut to kick things off.

He famously went on to say that “the crowd had sucked the ball into the net.”

In 1986, Newcastle were rooted to the bottom of the old First Division when Willie McFaul broke the club’s transfer record to secure the services of West Ham United’s Paul Goddard for £440,000.

This was a brave move by all, but Goddard became a Toon hero in the space of months, as he went on a scoring spree to ensure our survival in some style.

Brazil’s international centre forward Mirandinha became the first Brazilian to play in England when he signed for Newcastle for £575,000 in 1987.

There were sombreros worn in the Gallowgate when ‘Mira’ made his home debut. I got to the game literally 10 minutes before kick-off after spewing a very well paid job in Woking on the Saturday morning.