This photograph heralds the arrival of the start of arguably the greatest era in Newcastle United’s history, the team photograph featuring the likes of Jock Rutherford, Colin Veitch, Jack Carr and Peter McWilliam who would be so important to the team’s success over the following decade. Having finished 5th, 6th and 3rd in the previous three seasons, as the new arrivals replaced the core of those teams they would build to their first League Championship triumph in 1905.
The full line up is as follows:
Back Row: T Gee (assistant trainer), Tommy Davidson, Charlie Watts, Alex Caie, Matt Kingsley, Jack Carr, William Agnew, Bob Bennie, J Cockburn (groundsman).
Middle Row: Frank Watt (secretary-manager), Willie Stewart, Jock Rutherford, Ronald Orr, John Graham, Richard Roberts, T Dodds (trainer).
Front Row: Alec Gardner (kneeling), Andy Aitken, Bobby McColl, Andy Gardner, Sam Graham, Peter McWilliam (kneeling).