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International duty for our lot as
Islam Slimani (Algeria)
Thu 22.03.2018 Iran (h) Rades FR
Tue 27.03.2018 Costa Rica (n) Nice FR
Having trained with United in Spain but not featured in Sunday's game, the
on-loan striker has now linked up with his national team at their base near
Algerian coach Rabah Madjer said on Tuesday:
"Islam trains normally, but if there
is a risk, if he can not play, we will preserve it for his interest and the
interest of his club."
Martin Dubravka (Slovakia)
UAE (n) Bangkok FR
Sun 25.03.2018 Thailand/Gabon (n) Bangkok FR
Henri Saivet (Senegal)
Thu 22.03.2018 Uzbekistan (n) venue tbc FR
Mon 26.03.2018 Bosnia
& Herz (n) Le Havre FR
Matt Ritchie (Scotland)
Fri 23.03.2018 Costa Rica (h) Hampden FR
Tue 27.03.2018 Hungary (a) Budapest FR
Aleksandar Mitrovic (Serbia)
Morocco (n) Torino FR
Tue 27.03.2018 Nigeria (n) Barnet FR
Clark/Rob Elliot (Ireland)
Fri 23.03.2018 Turkey (a) Antalya FR
Chancel Mbemba (DR Congo)
Mon 26.03.2018 Tanzania (a) Dar-Es-Salaam FR
Paraguay (h) Cary FR
Mikel Merino (Spain U21s)
Thu 22.03.2018 Northern Ireland (a) Portadown EC
Tue 27.03.2018 Estonia (h) Ponferrada EC
Otto Huuhtanen (Finland U18s)
Fri 23.03.2018 Cyprus (a) Nicosia FR
Sun 25.03.2018 Cyprus (a) Nicosia FR
Freddie Woodman (England U21s)
Sat 24.03.2018 Romania (h) Molineux FR
Tue 27.03.2018 Ukraine (h) Bramall Lane EC
Adam Wilson (England U18s)
Wed 21.03.2018 Qatar (h) St. George's Park FR
Fri 23.03.2018 Argentina (h) St. George's Park FR
Mon 26.03.2018 Belarus (h)
No new date has yet been announced for Newcastle's
outstanding Premier League fixture against Spurs at Wembley - despite
optimistic noises that one would follow on Monday this week (19th).
Tottenham's progress in the FA Cup saw the fixture postponed and they now also
have to rearrange their trip to Brighton after making it to the
Tottenham's fixture list currently looks like this:
Sun 01.04.2018 Chelsea (a)
Sat 07.04.2018 Stoke City (a)
Sat 14.04.2018 Manchester City (h)
Sat 21.04.2018 (or 22) Manchester United (h) FAC
Mon 30.04.2018 Watford (h)
Sat 05.05.2018 West Bromwich Albion (a)
Sun 13.05.2018 Leicester City (h)
?? ??.??.2018 Newcastle (h)
?? ??.??.2018 Brighton (a)
PS: Speaking of the FA Cup, Manchester United and Chelsea's
progress into the semis has no direct bearing on us, but Southampton's presence
in the last four may be more significant.
The relegation-haunted Saints face Chelsea over the weekend of April 20th,
meaning that a new date will need to be found for their postponed Premier
League trip to Leicester City. Every little helps.
Former Magpie Joey Barton is heading to Tyneside
later this month, concluding his "No Nonsense" series of
talk-ins with a night at the Lancastrian Suite in Dunston on Thursday
Tickets are on sale now at the flat rate of just £20 (+£2 bf) online
there's no food, no VIPs or any of the other usual twaddle, just the lad on
Thanks to the organisers we have a pair of tickets for the night up for grabs,
along with two autographed copies of Barton's recent autobiography, "No
To be in with a chance of winning a prize, simply tell us which club Joey was
playing for when this picture was taken during the 2012/13 season:
Email your answer to
on Wednesday 21st March. Subject: Joey. No age limit, open to UK
addresses only, one entry each please.
(Please indicate on your entry if you'd prefer to win the tickets or a book -
you're happy with either.)
Weather permitting, Wednesday will hopefully see
Newcastle's U23 side play their first Premier League 2 Division Two game for a
month, when Stoke City are the visitors to Tyneside.
It's a 7pm kick-off at the Northumberland FA HQ of Whitley Park and the
usual admission arrangements apply: free to season ticket holders and members
or else £3 adults and £1 concessions at the gate.
Although they've won their most recent three outings in cup competitions, Ben
Dawson's side have been beaten in each of their last four league games -
suffering a 1-5 loss to Southampton at Whitley Park last time out.
Our first meeting with Stoke opened up the season and saw the Magpies win by
the odd goal in seven at their adopted home of St. George's Park.
PS: New dates are still awaited for the postponed U23 league games
against Aston Villa (h) and Blackburn Rovers (a). There's also no word yet on
where and when United's home Premier League International Cup Semi-Final
against Porto will go ahead.
- last lot
Update: the final batch of £10 adult Gallowgate End tickets for this
Saturday's Falcons rugby match are now on sale from the Falcons (here
or via 0871 226 6060) and NUFC (here
or 0844 372 1892).
Over 23,000 tickets have now been sold for the Arriva Premiership rugby
match between Newcastle Falcons and Northampton at SJP this Saturday (March
(NB: All prices increase by £5 on on
Thanks to the Falcons we had a match hospitality package to
give away and asked where the first Premiership meeting between these two
sides was staged earlier this season.
Among those correctly answering that it was Franklin's Garden's was P.
Potts from Northumberland.
for the Cup:
on Trophy trail
no Premier League games scheduled this coming weekend, National League side Gateshead
are hoping for additional support in their bid to reach Wembley.
Steve Watson's side trail 2-3 going into the second leg of their FA Trophy
Semi-Final against Bromley but may have a slight advantage with no midweek
game, while their opponents will face Solihull Moors on Tuesday.
Kick-off at the International Stadium is at 3pm and admission is by
paying at the gate: £15 adults, £8 concessions, £5 students and £3 for
U16s (the NUFC season ticket discount only applies to league games).
A £25 family ticket (2 adults, 2 bairns) is available and the winners of the
tie will face either Brackley Town or Wealdstone at Wembley on Sunday May
Honours even in a
game of three halves
Newcastle XI 1 Antwerp 1
Half-time at the mackems' latest demise on Saturday saw a Newcastle fan hit the bar in a
crossbar challenge before running off around the pitch celebrating with a
trademark Alan Shearer salute.
Wearing a Newcastle shirt, our hero then nutmegged a steward before making his
way to the touchline for a celebratory embrace.
(He's since been identified as 34 year-old Kenny Ashton from Boldon
See the Sky Sports footage
here and see how the Preston support watched it
Kenny was one of a number of fans that had just completed a nine day
walk from Bournemouth to
raise over £12,000 for the Bradley Lowery Foundation.
Everton U18s 7 Newcastle U18s 0
are online here - unfortunately
Bidding for a sixth successive league win in 2018,
Newcastle's U18 side ended up on the wrong end of their heaviest loss of the
season against Everton
at their Finch Farm base on Saturday afternoon.
The young Toffees struck first in the fourth minute when Mackenzie Hunt
converted a rebound from a shot that Magpies 'keeper Will Brown couldn't hold.
Two more goals in four minutes then ended the game as a contest, Ellis
Simms netting following a fortunate deflection on 25 minutes before Korede Adedoyin
hit the first
of his four just before the half hour.
Nigerian-born striker Adedoyin made it 4-0 within a minute of the interval, completed his hat-trick
in the 66th minute and then conjured up a stunning solo effort in the 81st
minute for 6-0.
But Everton weren't finished and two minutes later Tom Scully's long-range
free kick ended up in the visitor's net, rounding off a forgettable return to
his old club for Newcastle coach Dave Watson.
Team: Brown, Cass, Kasinga, Barrett, Longstaff, I.Gamblin, Young, Cole
(Joyce 64), L.Gamblin, Russell (Robson 46), Sorensen (Allan 46).
Subs n/u: Marshall, Rounsfell.
Serbian's scoring touch deserted him against QPR on Saturday in the
Championship, as Fulham were held 2-2 at home after leading 2-0 after 45
Mitro played the full 90 minutes and was booked.
And also seeing yellow - for the fourth time in
seven games - was Jack Colback, who played the entirety of a 0-0 draw at
Sheffield United in the Championship on Saturday.
Adam Armstrong (Blackburn Rovers)
Snow and ice rendered the stands and areas around Priestfield dangerous on
Saturday, meaning that Blackburn's League One visit to Gillingham had to be
A 1-2 home loss to Shrewsbury Town in League One on Saturday did little to
further Ivan's cause, as he disrupted his own side's taking of a penalty kick.
With the Iron 1-0 up Toney was fouled in the box and argued with nominated
spot kicker Josh Morris that he should be given the job. Morris won the
disagreement - but then missed his kick - and the Shrews then turned things
round, with Toney conceding the spot kick from which his former side won the
It ended 1-1 at Bloomfield Road against Southend United in League One on
Saturday, Lobby completing the opening 78 minutes and coming mighty close to
ending his recent barren spell.
Rattling the Shrimpers' crossbar in the opening 60 seconds of the game, he
was then denied by an excellent stop from Mark Oxley on 48 minutes.
Dan Barlaser, Jamie Sterry
The Railwaymen were beaten 1-2 at home by Coventry City in League Two on Saturday.
Jamie completed the full game but Dan languished on the bench unused yet
Callum Williams (Gateshead)
An eventful afternoon in Kent ended with the Tynesiders losing 2-3 at Bromley
in the first leg of their FA Trophy Semi Final on Saturday.
Lewis remained on the bench while Callum wasn't named in the squad, having
featured for Newcastle U23s against Bournemouth 24 hours earlier.
The second leg is the International Stadium this coming Saturday (3pm).
A clean sheet for Freddie as Dundee were beaten 1-0 at Pittodrie in the Scottish
Premiership on Saturday.
Killie recovered from their midweek Scottish FA Cup exit to maintain their
excellent league form, beating Rangers 1-0 at Ibrox in the Scottish
Premiership on Saturday. Stuart completed the full game.
(Queen of the South)
Defender Kyle played the full 90 but was unable to prevent promotion-chasing
St. Mirren winning 3-1 at Palmerston Park in the Scottish Championship on Saturday.
It ended 1-0 to Bursaspor in the Super Lig on Saturday, with Henri back in the
starting line-up. He played the full game.
Rolando was on the bench for Verona's home game against Atalanta in Serie A on Sunday.
He came on ten minutes after the break with Verona 0-3 down but couldn't
prevent Atalanta finishing with five without reply.
rotten run continued on Monday, as they were beaten 0-2 at Doncaster
Rovers in League One.
Alex played for the first 59 minutes before being replaced, putting his best
chance wide of the target.
Achieving a second place finish behind Club Brugge in the regular segment of
the Belgian League season, Anderlecht now move on to a six team playoff that
decides the destination of the title.
That commences with a home meeting against Gent on Sunday April 1st.
Newcastle U23s 3 Bournemouth U23s 2
PLC last 16 ties:
16.03.2018 Newcastle 3-2 Bournemouth
16.03.2018 Aston Villa 2-0 Blackburn Rovers
16.03.2018 Southampton 0-4 Leicester City
17.03.2018 Brighton 3-0 Everton
21.03.2018 Wolves v Exeter City
21.03.2018 Boro v Liverpool
27.03.2018 Sheffield United v Derby County
29.03.2018 Swansea City v Bristol City
Newcastle have added
another professional to their ranks, with confirmation that 19 year-old
goalkeeper Nathan Harker has signed a two year deal.
Northampton born and spotted playing for Cramlington Juniors, Nathan was
awarded a scholarship in 2015, having debuted for the U18s in a 2-3 home
defeat to Middlesbrough during January of that year.
Spending a brief period on loan at Gateshead in the 2015/16 season, his
reserve team bow came in a 1-1 draw with Brighton and Hove Albion in March
Confirmation of his first professional contract came as he was with the first
team at a training camp in Spain and he played 45 minutes of Sunday's unique
135 minute kickabout against Royal Antwerp.
Nathan joins fellow U23 squad players Luke Charman, Callum Roberts and Dan
Barlaser in signing new pro contracts at Gallowgate as a host of their former
colleagues prepare to move on.
Defenders Kyle Cameron, Stuart Findlay, Curtis Good, Ben Kitchen and Michael
Newberry, midfielders Mackenzie Heaney and Jack Hunter plus striker Tom Heardman will all become free agents this summer.
The Chronicle report that Heaney is the subject of interest from Championship
side Norwich City and has already spent on trial with the Canaries.
However, the contractual situations of Liam
Gibson, Macaulay Gillesphey, Alex Gilliead, Brendan Pearson, Liam Smith, Dan Ward and Paul Woolston
Sky Sports News have reported that 15 "youth team players"
are to be released by NUFC, but
named only one - Yasin El-Mhanni.
Our long-term sponsors MJS Computers have given up their
shop in Ponteland and returned to Birtley - a short distance away from
their original premises.
You’ll now find them in the Pine
Tree centre (Komatsu building, DH3 2TD) opposite Birtley Baths.
They will continue to offer an over-the-counter service there, repairing
iPhones, iPads, Apple Macs, Laptops and PCs. more
After an absence of several years, a new programme fair has been arranged on
Tyneside later this month.
The Great North East Football Programme and
Memorabilia Fair is this coming Sunday, 25th March 2018 between 10.30am
Venue is the Tynemouth District Scout HQ at 31-35 Norfolk Street, North
Shields, NE30 1BD (next door to the Bell & Bucket pub and near to North
Shields Metro, with street parking available nearby).
Programmes, books, tickets, badges, pennants and other items will be available
- not just NUFC-related.
Enquiries to: Ian (07546 863395), Matt (07718 223807) or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday week, March 31st, sees the Terriers pay their first top-flight visit to
Gallowgate since August 1971, in old-fashioned 3pm
Latest Premier League results:
Bournemouth 2-1 West Bromwich Albion
Huddersfield Town 0-2 Crystal Palace
Stoke City 1-2 Everton
Liverpool 5-0 Watford
Premier League table - bottom half:
TV: To follow
UK TV: None
Radio: TBC (if any)
Local Radio: Live on BBC Radio Newcastle
Terriers in Toon - last ten:
2016/17 lost 1-2 Gayle
2009/10 won 4-3 Guthrie, Geremi, Ameobi, Nolan (LC)
1983/84 won 5-2 Waddle 2, McDermott, KK, Beardo
1971/72 drew 0-0
1970/71 won 2-0 Dyson, Robson
1964/65 won 2-1 McGarry 2
1963/64 won 2-0 Thomas, Hilley
1963/64 won 5-1 Taylor 3, Hilley, McGarry (FR)
1962/63 drew 1-1 McGarry
1961/62 drew 1-1 Wilson
Upcoming Premier League
Crystal Palace v
Liverpool (12.30pm) Sky
Leicester City (3pm)
Huddersfield Town (3pm)
Watford v Bournemouth (3pm)
West Bromwich Albion v Burnley (3pm)
West Ham v Southampton (3pm)
Everton v Manchester City (5.30pm) BT
Arsenal v Stoke City (1.30pm) Sky
Chelsea v Spurs (4pm) Sky
Fixtures, Tickets etc.
The stadium Box Office is located in the Milburn Stand, just up the slope from the Sir
Bobby Robson Statue. The previous ticket desk in the club shop has now
Paid-for matchday ticket collections take place from the windows at the
back of the Gallowgate End Stand, above NINE Bar.
SJP Box Office phone: 0844
(7p per minute plus network charge)
* 0044 870 444 1892
Online Box Office is here
SJP seating plan is here
On the opening day of ticket sales, they officially commence at 10am -
with any points reduction for away tickets becoming effective at the
Away tickets are sold only to season ticket holders and members*. All ST
holders are automatically members (a non-negotiable fee is added
annually by NUFC to each ST).
A £1 administration fee per ticket applies to away sales in all
competitions, with no upper limit. In addition, non-NUFC members pay the
same fee on home ticket sales.
Certain roads around SJP will be traffic free for 20 minutes either side
of the final whistle for all first team home games this season.
The following junctions will be closed:
Strawberry Place / Leazes Park Road
Strawberry Place / Barrack Road
Strawberry Place / St. James' Street
Leazes Terrace will also be traffic-free for the same period and
additionally be closed from 60 minutes before kick-off.
Heading to the Toon?
Wed 21.03.2018 U23s v Stoke City (h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm.
Premier League 2 Division Two.
Sat 31.03.2018 U18s v Liverpool (h) @ Little
Premier U18 League.
Sat 31.03.2018 Huddersfield Town (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier League.
Tue 03.04.2018 U23s v Boro (h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm.
Premier League 2 Division Two.
Sat 07.04.2018 U18s v Wolves (h) @ Little
Premier U18 League.
Sat 07.04.2018 Leicester City (a) @ King Power Stadium, 3pm. Premier League.
SOLD OUT. Allocation: 3,200.
Tue 10.04.2018 U18s v Boro (h) @ Little
Premier U18 League.
Sat 14.04.2018 U18s v Derby County (a) @ Oakwood, 1pm.
Premier U18 League.
Sun 15.04.2018 Arsenal (h) @ SJP, 1.30pm. Premier League.
Live on Sky.
Member sale now, public sale dates tbc (if any).
Mon 16.04.2018 U23s v Reading (a) @ Adams Park, Wycombe 7pm.
Premier League 2 Division Two.
Sat 21.04.2018 U18s v Stoke City (a) @ Clayton Wood,
Premier U18 League.
Sat 21.04.2018 Everton (a) @ Goodison Park, 3pm. Premier League.
ST holder sale now, 15 points. £30 adults,
£23 over 65s, £18 U18s. Allocation: 2,900 (upper tier sold first).
Mon 23.04.2018 U23s v Fulham (h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm.
Premier League 2 Division Two.
Sat 28.04.2018 West Bromwich Albion (h) @ SJP,
3pm. Premier League.
Member sale from Tue 03.04.2018.
Live TV game:
Sun 15.04.2018 Arsenal
Live PL games up to and including Mon 30.04.2018 have been
Live TV confirmation dates:
these are all "approximate dates"
Fri 06.04.2018: May 5th/6th
Tue 08.05.2018: May 13th
Season 2018/19 dates:
Fri 09.06.2018 Transfer window opens
Thu 09.08.2018 Transfer window closes 04.08.2018 Championship kicks off
Sat 11.08.2018 Premier League kicks off (theoretically that could
be Fri 10.08)
Premier League International Cup:
??.??.2018 Porto (h)
??.??.2018 Arsenal v Villarreal
Premier League Cup:
Northumberland Senior Cup :
F: 02.05.2018 Morpeth Town (h) 7.30pm
FC offer a discount to current NUFC season ticket holders of £10
entry for National League home games (usually £15).
16 & 17 year
old admission is £5, U16s £3.
Newcastle Benfield FC offer a discount to current NUFC season
ticket holders of £4 entry to Northern League home games (usually £6).
Concessions £3, kids free.
One man and his
buggy: Run Geordie Run resumes his lap of the planet on June
4th, with the fifth of eight planned segments taking him from Belgrade to
Mark's 2,900 mile route is scheduled to take 100 days and he's running for
St. Benedicts Hospice more
Other events @ SJP:
Newcastle Falcons v Northampton Saints (5.30pm) tickets here
Rugby League Magic Weekend 2018:
Day tickets from £25 (£12.50). Weekend tickets from £40 adults (£20)
Toronto v Toulouse (12.45pm)
Widnes Vikings v St Helens (3pm)
Wigan Warriors v Warrington (5.15pm)
Castleford v Leeds Rhinos (7.30pm)
Salford v Catalans Dragons (1pm)
Wakefield v Huddersfield Giants (3.15pm)
Hull KR v Hull FC (5.30pm)
08.06.2018, Sat 09.06.2018 and Sun 10.06.2018 Ed Sheeran in concert.
??.05.2019 European Champions Cup
International Magpies |
National Service |
2017/18 international dates:
World Cup Finals
A Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay
B Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran
C France, Australia, Peru, Denmark
D Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria
E Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
F Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea
G Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England
H Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan
2018/19 international breaks:
Coxy's Cockup Corner |
Whoops, He did it Again... |
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
This Day in History
Born Or Died:
1942 Ronald Wyn Davies born, Caenarfon, Wales.
"Mighty Wyn" is forever associated with
our Fairs Cup
adventures, helping United to trophy success
in 1969 and scoring ten goals in our three
seasons of participation.
His early career was spent playing part-time
with Deiniiolen and Llanberis and
working as a slate miner in the latter
Joining Caernarfon Town, Davies then signed for Wrexham in 1960. A £20K
move to Bolton Wanderers followed two years later and the first of 34 full
Welsh caps came in 1964 - against England at Wembley Stadium.
Having proved a dangerous opponent in games against the Trotters, Joe Harvey
convinced Davies to join Newcastle in 1966, his £80K fee breaking our transfer
Moving on in 1971 to Manchester City, he also featured for Manchester United,
Blackpool, Stockport County and Crewe before a knee problem curtailed his
Playing his final games for Bangor City, Davies later famously became a baker
for Warburtons in Bolton and remained in the area following his retirement.
Wyn had a number of special guest outings during half time in
Bolton versus Newcastle games in the Premier League era - receiving a far more vocal reception
from the away support than Reebok regulars.
Dave Beasant born, Willesden, London. (1988-89)
Goalkeeper tempted from Wimbledon
to join Willie McFaul's new-look United at a cost of £850K, having just helped
the Dons to Wembley FA Cup success against Liverpool.
However his debut at Goodison Park - along with Andy Thorn, John Robertson and
John Hendrie - ended in a 0-4 defeat that United never really recovered from
Willie McFaul gave way to Jim Smith and by January 1989, Beasant was on his way
back to London, joining Chelsea for £725K.
Four years at Stamford Bridge saw him earn his fair share of uncomplimentary
headlines after some erratic displays, but also receive international
recognition with England. It has also to be recorded that Dave was sidelined for a spell after dropping a
glass jar of salad cream on his foot.....
After loan spells with Grimsby Town and Wolves, Beasant joined Southampton in
1993, remaining there until 1997.
His next stop was Nottingham Forest, after which he seemingly tried to emulate
John Burridge's "have gloves, will travel" with appearances for
Portsmouth, Tottenham, Bradford City, Wigan Athletic and Brighton -
playing for the Seagulls aged 44.
One final transfer took him to Fulham and although Dave never played a
competitive game for them, he was named as an unused substitute in both League Cup &
Premiership games during 2003.
Joining the Cottagers coaching staff - as well as assisting his old Wombles pal Lawrie Sanchez as Northern Ireland goalkeeping
coach - Beasant was swiftly rehired by incoming Cottagers boss Chris Coleman
within hours of following Sanchez out.
January 2008 then saw Dave unveiled as
"International Consultant and Talent Evaluator"
of Charleston-based USA soccer side, West
Later assisting fellow former
Magpie Mark McGhee at Bristol Rovers, Beasant also worked at Glenn Hoddle's
youth Academy and also had an involvement with agents.
As a one-off in 2013, he donned the gloves to play for Southern League side
North Greenford United - also regularly turning out for vintage Chelsea and
2014 found him coaching goalkeepers at Stevenage, registered as a player aged
55 and named on the bench for a League Two visit to Carlisle in October
2014 - some 12 years after his final senior appearance.
Stepping into the breach following injury to his goalkeeping son Sam, Beasant
wasn't required to play and thus missed the chance to become the oldest
professional player in English league history.
1975 Silvio Maric born,
Attacking midfielder signed from Croatia Zagreb for £3.65m where he'd played
in the same side as Mark Viduka against United in the Champions League back in
Making his debut on a heavy SJP pitch as Everton were beaten 4-1 in the FA Cup
Quarter Final, initial claims that his fitness wasn't great were accepted.
However it soon became clear that Maric was ill-suited to Premiership football
and although he professed himself happy to play in any role, was uncomfortable
on the left wing and preferred to be deployed behind a front duo.
A late sub appearance in our FA Cup Semi Final win over Spurs was followed by an
equally low impact appearance in the final against Manchester United at Wembley.
Silvio's second season saw him instantly fall out with new manager Bobby Robson,
failing to attend a team meeting and being left back in England as the squad
flew to Sofia.
Maric continued to test Robson's patience, but was to finally break his scoring
duck later that season, in the UEFA Cup.
Injuries to Temuri Ketsbaia and Duncan Ferguson plus the ineligibility of new
boy Kevin Gallacher saw Robson turn to Maric to partner Alan Shearer in Zurich
- and the Croat duly netted in a 2-1 success.
Following that up with another goal in the home leg, Maric soon faded from the
scene again and angered Robson further by trying to set up a loan move back to
Reserve team diehards were treated to an 11 minute treble against Bedlington Terriers in the closing weeks of the 1999/00 season, but
that was too little, too late.
Failing to turn up at the airport for an end-of -season tour to the Caribbean
saw him branded "a disgrace" by Robson, who managed to claw back £2m
from Porto, something we called "the footballing equivalent of turning
water into wine."
After a similarly ill-starred sojourn in Portugal, Maric returned to
Croatia Zagreb but was soon on the move again, signing for Greek side
Returning to Croatia Zagreb for the 2005/06 season, Silvio then opted to hang
up his boots and now appears as a TV pundit in his homeland.
1897 Gainsborough Trinity (h) |
P25, 29pts, 4th/16
1907 sunderland (a)
P31, 44pts, 1st/20
A Tyne-Wear derby may not be the best time to make a Toon debut,
especially if you hail from Boldon. Such a fate befell goalkeeper Billy
Kelsey, who didn't disgrace himself.
However, in his next game he conceded four first half goals at Liverpool
and was soon on his way back to non-league football.
1909 Sheffield United (h)
P29, 44pts, 1st/20
1915 Bradford (h)
P28, 23pts, 16th/20
1920 Notts County (h)
P34, 36pts, 7th/22
1926 Bury (h)
Gallacher(28,46), McDonald(32), Clark(53)
P33, 34pts, 9th/22
1937 Doncaster Rovers (a)
P35, 38pts, 8th/22
Doncaster Rovers (h)
P33, 42pts, 3rd/22
1954 Sheffield United (h)
P36, 30pts, 17th/22
Milburn, Monkhouse 3
1964 Cardiff City (a)
P35, 41pts, 5th/22
1965 Rotherham United (a)
P35, 46pts, 1st/22
Albert Bennett netted against his future employers.
1971 Southampton (h) 2-2 (1-0)
P33, 31pts, 13th/22
John McGrath scored against his old side.
Manchester United (h) 3-4 (3-2)
P33, 32pts, 15th/22
Pearson(13,58), og(Bird)(15), og(Howard)(49)
Substitute Graham Oates made his first team debut as Newcastle
managed to gift the visitors the victory when Bird and Howard both
scored own goals.
Oldham Athletic (h)
P30, 48pts, 6th/22
A rare goal for Scot John Brownlie - one of only three during his
spell on Tyneside.
The Latics were reduced to ten men in the 63rd minute when Paul Futcher received
a second booking of the game for a comment directed at a linesman.
Reserves travelled to Goodison Park and lost 0-2.
Leicester City (h)
P31, 37pts, 15th/22
Banks(2,67), Lineker(35), Smith(87)
The memory often plays tricks, but this remains the
most one-sided of games - in our favour. Cue recollections of
City breaking five times, with Gary Lineker bagging a hat-trick and
hitting the post....
A quick check of the next programme reveals partial
amnesia - Banks (2), Smith and Lineker got their goals but consensus was
definitely that we should have won 4-1 not them....
United's home league meeting with Oxford United was abandoned after
heavy rain flooded the SJP
pitch and made play impossible - although pools of standing water before
kickoff made the decision to even start the match controversial.
Referee John Kirkby bowed to the inevitable and halted proceedings at
half time, when Newcastle were leading thanks to a 34th minute goal from
Mick Quinn, witnessed by just 9,658 supporters.
Team: Burridge, Watson,
Stimson, Aitken, Scott, Kristensen, Dillon, Peacock, Quinn, McGhee,
Brock. Subs: O'Brien, Hunt.
footage is online here
1993 Notts County (h)
P36, 74pts, 1st/24
Lee(32), Kelly(53,62), Cole(70)
The first goal of the 68 that Andy Cole was to notch in a black and
white shirt topped off this game, scored at the Gallowgate end.
footage is online here
West Ham (a)
P30, 38pts, 12th/20
Former Magpie striker Paul Kitson could have had a hat trick, as Paulo Di Canio
played in a free role and tormented the Toon at Upton Park.
SJP old boy Shaka Hislop made decent
stops from Alan Shearer and Nobby Solano but otherwise had little to do between the
posts for 'Arry Redknapp's 'ammers.
2001 Newcastle Reserves went down 1-0 to their Aston Villa
counterparts at Kingston Park, with Stephen Glass appearing in an
unfamiliar left back role.
Our imported triumvirate of Diego Gavilan, Pedro Dimas and Pablo Bonvin
contributed little, while sub Lomana LuaLua was in no mood to pass the
ball when he appeared.
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2002 The visit of Manchester
City's second string to Kingston Park saw United reserves record an easy
2-0 victory thanks to Lomana LuaLua's double strike, but at some cost.
Both Kieron Dyer and
left the field within the first half hour of the game - the latter
suffered self-inflicted ligament damage when tussling with Tyrone
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Despite fielding an attack which included Cort, Ameobi and LuaLua at various
times, the reserves
were unable to register a shot worthy of the name in a thoroughly dismal
at Kingston Park against
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Charlton Athletic (h)
P29, 45pts, 5th/20
Alan Shearer's 77th minute penalty was saved but he tucked in the
rebound to secure the points.
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Reserves' title challenge was dealt a big blow by Tommy Craig's side, as
our season-long unbeaten run at Kingston Park was extended with a 3-0
Daryl Smylie, Matty Pattison and Michael Terrell netted - the latter with
his first touch after arriving from subs bench.
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Bristol City (a)
P37, 77pts, 1st/24
Andy Carroll scored for the fourth
consecutive away game to salvage a point at Ashton Gate, after United had been
two goals down at half-time.
And as he had at Swansea and the smoggies, Carroll supplied a late leveller
that stretched our unbeaten run to eight games.
2012 A 2-4 home loss to Chelsea at Whitley Park made it
league games without victory for Wilie Donachie's reserve side.
The visitors including two-goal Romelu Lukaku and deserved the win, but United
contributed to an entertaining game and netted through Ryan Donaldson and Jeff
Henderson, creating several other chances.
P30, 25pts, 19th/20
Aleksandar Mitrovic header gave manager Rafa Benitez a point from his
first home game in charge - and avoided a seventh straight derby loss
And there could have even been a winning goal for the black and whites,
who poured forward in the final minutes - only to lose momentum when Mitrovic
was led from the field with suspected concussion.