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PAUL JOANNOU joins us for a sit-down

We are delighted to announce that award-winning soccer writer Paul Joannou will be joining us for an exclusive sit-down show.

Paul, who has been Newcastle United's official historian since 1980, has written hundreds of officially sanctioned NUFC-related books, magazines and articles including two which are must-haves for any self-respecting Toon connoisseur.

The definitive 100+ year history/

encyclopaedia of the Toon

The definitive directory of anyone who's ever played for the Toon.

As Paul is always quick to point out, Newcastle United's story does not begin in the fabled year of 1892 but, in fact in 1881.

He explains this more in his excellent

He continues his pursuit of the truth with this brilliantly researched "bible".

Get the date in your diaries folks and get your questions ready for Paul when he joins us live on the show at 10pm on Tuesday May 7th.

In terms of these books; the substantial must-have volumes (around 400 pages) are sold out, but copies can be obtained on the second-hand market and possibly at The Back Page, bookshop in Newcastle and at the Metrocentre, Gateshead;

Newcastle United: The Ultimate Record 1881-2011

Newcastle United: The Ultimate Who's Who 1881-2014

Newcastle United: The First 100 Years & More, Millennium Edition  1881-2000

Certain books remain available at The Back Page and Waterstones in Newcastle, and via the Soccer Books website.

Newcastle West End, The Complete Record 1882-1892, Newcastle United's rival club on Tyneside.

Newcastle United: The Ultimate Who's Who, Supplement 1 (an update to the above text).

Pioneers of the North, the story of the development of football in the North East, including Newcastle United's birth in 1881.

For more information, see Paul's publishing web-page

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