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Rotherham (h) Public sale now
QPR (h) Public sale now
Derby County (h) Public sale now (online)
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Matt finish adds gloss
Newcastle 3 Birmingham
Match highlights online here
Newcastle ended a five year wait for an FA Cup victory on Wednesday night,
as a much-changed line-up saw off Birmingham City at the second attempt.
Two ahead at the interval thanks to Matt Ritchie's penalty and Yoan
Gouffran's effort, an apparently routine success became a shade more
doubtful following a City goal from a rare forward move.
However the returning Jonjo Shelvey rounded off a classy display to provide
Ritchie with an unmissable opportunity to seal the tie and set up a visit to
League One Oxford United in the Fourth Round.
Shelvey's enforced five game absence had exposed our lack of midfield
creativity, but a timely trio of telling passes led to three goals and a
first FA Cup success since Blackburn Rovers lost here in 2012.
A combination of injuries, international commitments and the unavailability
of players due to loan deals present and past saw Rafa Benitez raid the
club's Development side for a trio of debutants.
Stuart Findlay, Yasin Ben El-Mhanni and Dan Barlaser played for the U23s at
Gallowgate against Aston Villa in December in front of barely 500 fans,
little knowing that they'd be back at the same venue just weeks later to
entertain a crowd of almost 35,000.
The trio all had their moments, central defender Findlay the most
experienced after spending last season in the Kilmarnock first team and
adjusting quickest to his surroundings.
Occupying a central midfield berth, Barlaser won't forget his 20th birthday
in a hurry as he also played the full 90 minutes while El-Mhanni was given
the outside left role and showed no lack of adventure.
They were among six changes to the selection held 1-1 at St. Andrews,
Gouffran playing as the lone forward and Daryl Murphy part of a strong bench
including Rob Elliot for the first time since March.
Shelvey's first piece of magic set Gouffran away on nine minutes, only to be
upended by City goalkeeper Adam Legzdins for an obvious penalty. Legzdins
was booked and Matt Ritchie sent his spot kick straight down the middle into the Leazes net.
Gouffran came close to a second when cannoning Achraf Lazaar's left wing
centre off the near post, but the Frenchman's sixth goal of the season
arrived just after the half hour; flicking up Shelvey's low free-kick and turned before firing
home from 14 yards.
Ritchie was unlucky to see his effort hit the inside of the post and Barlaser scuffed the rebound
wide near the end of a totally one-sided half, when the visitors allowed
Newcastle infinite time and space to retain possession and dictate the pace
of the game.
Referee Lee Probert ignored an obvious handball after the break when Legzdins
raced out of his box and blocked
Ritchie's lob and Gianfranco Zola's side took that as their cue to make a
game of it, having introduced first-choice striker Lukas Jutkiewicz.
He caused Findlay and Grant Hanley some problems but it was David Cotterill who
took advantage when United failed to clear, firing past Matz Sels.
Jutkiewicz then went close twice and United introduced Ayoze Perez, Isaac
Hayden and Jack Colback in an attempt to regain the initiative, the tiring
Cheick Tiote warmly applauded as he left the field on what may be his final
appearance at SJP.
Halfway through four minutes of added time, Shelvey and Perez combined down the left
for the latter to reach the byline, pulling the ball back for Ritchie to turn
three yards and confirm victory.
A non-televised maiden visit to Oxford's Kassam Stadium now lies ahead in
the Fourth Round, a tie confirmed as 3pm on
Saturday 28th January.
Full match report to follow.
Team: Sels, Yedlin (Hayden 74), Hanley, Findlay, Lazaar, Ritchie, Shelvey,
(Colback 81), Barlaser, El-Mhanni (Perez 69), Gouffran.
Subs n/u: Elliot, Dummett, Lascelles, Murphy.
Goals: Ritchie 9(pen), 90+2, Gouffran 34.
BCFC: Legzdins, Cogley, Grounds, Shotton, Robinson,
Davis (Brown 63), Cotterill, Kieftenbeld (Fabbrini 79), Solomon-Otabor (Jutkiewicz
63), Tesche, Adams.
Subs n/u: Kuszczak, Gleeson, Spector, Morrison.
Booked: Legzdins, Shotton, Grounds.
Crowd: 34,896 - largest FA Cup attendance at SJP since 35,108 saw
Stoke City beaten 4-1 back in January 2008.
AFC Wimbledon 1-3 Sutton United
Barnsley 1-2 Blackpool
Burnley 2-0 mackems
Crystal Palace 2-1 Bolton Wanderers
Fleetwood Town 0-1 Bristol City
Lincoln City 1-0 Ipswich Town
Newcastle 3-1 Birmingham
Plymouth Argyle 0-1 Liverpool
Southampton 1-0 Norwich City
Fourth Round draw:
Spurs v Wycombe Wanderers
Derby County v Leicester City
Oxford United v Newcastle
Sutton United v Leeds United
Liverpool v Wolves
Southampton v Arsenal
Lincoln City v Brighton
Chelsea v Brentford
Manchester United v Wigan Athletic
Millwall v Watford
Rochdale v Huddersfield Town
Burnley v Bristol City
Blackburn Rovers v Blackpool
Fulham v Hull City
smoggies v Accrington Stanley
Crystal Palace v Manchester City
Ties to be played over the weekend of Jan 28th.
Probert - second NUFC appointment of the season following the 2-1 victory at
"I don't like to lie and I will say we will try to use the squad and
go as far as we can, but using the squad because we know that we have so
many games in the league that it's important to have everyone ready and
choose the best players for every game without taking risks.
"We will try
to win against Oxford if we can do it. It is a tough competition in England,
it is always difficult.
"We will try to go through. When you play against any team in this
stage of the competition at home, it has to be difficult.
"I said in the press conference
before the game our fans have been amazing in the whole season. (In)
the replay of the FA Cup to have 35,000 means how good they are and how
important it is for them.
"We will try to give them something. My idea is to try and win every
game, it does not matter which competition.”
On the returning Shelvey, who
was made Captain:
"It is always important
to have numbers in terms of players but especially someone like him who has
quality and can pass the ball and make the others play.
"It is a big boost for us to see
Jonjo dictating the tempo of the game. He was training really well. He needed
to play for his match fitness. He will show in the next games how important he
Matt Ritchie became the first Newcastle player to convert from the
penalty spot in an FA Cup tie since Alan Shearer in 2003 (Wolves away). He's
now scored eight times in all competitions this season.
Yoan Gouffran netted his eighteenth goal for the club and sixth of
the season. His best tally was seven, set in the 2013/14 campaign.
There were senior debuts for Stuart Findlay, Yasin Ben El-Mhanni and
Dan Barlaser, while Jonjo Shelvey made his FA Cup bow for the
Second time lucky? Last 10 FAC home replays:
1992/93 Rotherham United won 2-0*
1995/96 Chelsea drew 2-2 (lost 2-4 on pens)
1996/97 Charlton Athletic won 2-1
1997/98 Stevenage Borough won 2-1*
1999/00 Spurs won 6-1
2006/07 Birmingham City lost 1-5
2007/08 Stoke City won 4-1
2008/09 Hull City lost 0-1
2009/10 Plymouth Argyle won 3-0
2016/17 Birmingham City won 3-1
(All Third Round replays except * Fourth)
Blues in Toon - last 10:
2016/17 Won 3-1 Ritchie 2, Gouffran (FA Cup)
2016/17 Won 4-0 Gayle 3, Gouffran
2010/11 Won 2-1 Ameobi(pen), S.Taylor
2007/08 Won 2-1 Martins(pen), Beye
2006/07 Lost 1-5 Milner (FA Cup)
2005/06 Won 1-0 Emre
2004/05 Won 2-1 Ameobi, Bowyer
2003/04 Lost 0-1
2002/03 Won 1-0 Viana
1992/93 Drew 2-2 Cole, Lee
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The mackems have announced that their
FA Youth Cup Fifth Round home tie against Newcastle will go ahead on Wednesday
Rather than the stadium of plight though, the tie is scheduled for the
Eppleton Colliery Welfare ground (aka the Hetton Centre) in Hetton-le-Hole.
Kick-off is at 7pm and admission £3 adults and £1 concessions on the
gate. Postcode is DH5 9NE.
It remains to be seen whether their Northumberland Senior Cup tie at North
Shields on the same night will be rescheduled, but United did field different
starting XIs in the last round of the two competitions.
FAYC Fifth Round:
Manchester City v Southampton
Chelsea v Sheff Wednesday
Aston Villa v Broxbourne Borough
mackems v Newcastle United
Spurs v Norwich City
Stoke City v Brighton
smoggies v Leicester City
Preston North End
v AFC Wimbledon
playwright Ed Waugh returns to the stage with his tale of famed Geordie
oarsman Harry Clasper in February, with a limited run at the Theatre
Royal in Newcastle city centre (pictured above).
"Hadaway Harry" is performed on Friday February 24th and Saturday
February 25th, with a matinee on the second day (although that will clash with
the Bristol City home game). Bookings
& info online here
We have a pair of tickets for the Friday show and to be in with a chance of winning them,
just tell us which famous Tyneside anthem was first aired during a benefit for
Clasper in 1862.
Email your answer to email@example.com
(subject: Harry). Closing
date is Tue Jan
24th @ 2pm.
Thanks to our sponsors Brinkburn
Street Brewery, we have an additional prize for the winning entrant - in
the form of a dozen bottles of Canny Sculler Ale, brewed to commemorate
the exploits of Harry and other noted local rowers including James Renforth.
PS: For anyone in the London area, there are three performances of the
play at London Rowing Club on the banks of the Thames in Putney (SW15
These are on February 17th/18th - details
African Nations Cup Finals,
With Christian Atsu clad in squad number 7 and in the starting
line-up, Ghana beat Uganda 1-0 on Tuesday. The winger completed the full game.
DR Congo opened up their campaign against Morocco in Oyem with a 1-0 win, Chancel Mbemba
(wearing 22) playing the full game.
On-loan midfielder Henri Saivet (wearing number 22) was a 72nd arrival
during Senegal's 2-0 victory over Tunisia, but Mo Diame (squad number
12) remained unused on the bench in Franceville.
A: Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Cameroon, B.Faso
B: Algeria, Zimbabwe, Tunisia, Senegal
C: Ivory Coast, Togo, DR Congo, Morocco
D: Uganda, Ghana, Egypt, Mali
15.01.2017 Tunisia 0-2 Senegal
16.01.2017 DR Congo 1-0 Morocco
17.01.2017 Ghana 1-0 Uganda
19.01.2017 Senegal v Zimbabwe
20.01.2017 Ivory Coast V DR Congo
21.01.2017 Ghana v Mali
23.01.2017 Senegal v Algeria
24.01.2017 Togo v DR Congo
25.01.2017 Egypt v Ghana
28/29.01.2017 Quarter Finals
01/02.02.2017 Semi Finals
04.02.2017 3rd/4th play-off
A 4-1 success at Skelmersdale United on Tuesday maintained Blyth's place at
the top of the Northern Premier League - and to complete a good night, nearest
challengers Buxton lost 1-3 at home.
Woolly kept his place between the posts.
Armstrong ( Barnsley)
to the starting lineup on Tuesday night for the visit of Blackpool to Oakwell in an FA Cup Third Round
replay. Replaced after 76 minutes, Arma watched as the Seasiders won 2-1 in
extra time, scoring the winning goal in the 121st minute.
The Dutch side recommenced their Eredivisie season with a 2-0 home win over
Rotterdam Excelsior on Saturday. Siem replaced his brother on 85 minutes.
Alex Gilliead (Bradford City)
The Bantams were beaten 0-1 at Shrewsbury Town in League One on Saturday, with Alex
debuting from the bench after 76 minutes.
Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe United)
A winning start for Ivan in League One on Saturday against his former club
Northampton Town. Toney appeared as an 80th minute substitute as the Iron won 2-1
on the road.
Gillesphey (Carlisle United)
Macca completed the full 90 minutes of a 1-1 home draw with Morecambe in League
Two on Saturday.
Thauvin played 89 minutes of a 1-4 home defeat by AS Monaco in Ligue 1 on Sunday.
A 1-1 draw at Granada on Sunday saw Riviere appear as a 69th minute substitute.
He's yet to score for his current side, who remain bottom of the table.
(BSC Young Boys)
On a mid-season break, Young Boys are at
training camp in Spain, where they lost 1-2 to Hannover on Sunday. Kevin played
the second 45 minutes.
Sean Longstaff, Callum Roberts,
Freddie Woodman (Kilmarnock)
Hamilton Academical (h) Scottish Cup, Sat Jan 21st
An idle weekend for Tim as Ajax returned to league action against PEC
Zwolle. The goalkeeper wasn't named in a 21 man matchday squad and also didn't
feature for the reserves on Friday night.
Lubo Satka (DAC 1904 Dunajská Streda)
The Slovak Superleague side
have confirmed the arrival
of Magpies defender on loan. Their league season doesn't resume until
Nations Cup duty with Senegal
City U23s 3
Newcastle U23s 1
footage is online here
Managerless League One side
Chesterfield have filled their vacancy with the appointment of ex Newcastle
reserve defender, Gary Caldwell.
The 34 year-old former Scotland international has been out of the game since
losing his job as Wigan boss back in October - having led the Latics to the
League One title the previous season.
More TV meddling
from Sky that our visit to Huddersfield Town will
be televised live at 5.30pm on Saturday March 4th, two further
Championship switches have been revealed - neither involving us.
That same weekend now begins with a Friday night visit to Birmingham for
Leeds. Meanwhile, the weekend of March 17th/18th already had Bristol City's
home game with Huddersfield on Friday night, with Brighton's trip to Leeds now
in a Saturday teatime slot.
That latter change leaves the possibility of a Saturday lunchtime, Sunday or
even a Monday slot for our trip to Birmingham City that weekend, although the
latter hasn't been regularly used this season.
Confirmation of Premier League live games on that weekend is still awaited, so
there's no clues there.
It's still feasible that our trip to Reading could be on Sky (although the day
and start time could remain unaltered), while the home game with Fulham that's
scheduled for Saturday 11th March remains at risk - with no live Championship
games scheduled then as yet, presumably due to a clash with the FA
the goals online here
Newcastle U18s 1 Derby County 4
Jahvan Davidson-Miller a simple finish, before an identical rick from Magpies
'keeper Ben Smith two minutes later was punished in similar fashion by Micah Edwards.
an improved second half showing, fourteen minutes of defensive madness before
the break ensured that Newcastle lost their fifth successive home league game
at Little Benton on Saturday.
Scoreless after 13 minutes, an awful pass from a defender gave
The Rams made it 3-0 a minute later when Cameron Cresswell spectacularly
volleyed in after a corner, before further defensive generosity on 27 minutes
saw Jayden Mitchell-Lawson find the net with ease.
It took 43 minutes for United to test Derby custodian Matt Yates but the
second period at least saw the home side up their efforts and dominate the
The home side reduced the arrears on 67 minutes when a shot from Kelland Watts
was deflected by substitute 'keeper Joe Fryatt.
An unlikely comeback was never on the cards though and the Rams completed an
away treble in the region after previous victories on wearside and Teesside.
There was a return to action for Magpies defender Gideon Adu-Peprah, who has
missed most of the season with a toe injury.
New faces at this level meanwhile were Isaac Gamblin and Jack Robson, both
debuting competitively for the U18 side.
Team: Smith, Spooner, Aplin (Aziakonou 67), M.Longstaff, Kitchen (Gamblin
67), Adu-Peprah, Lowther, Watts, McNall, Allan, Sangare (Robson 67). Sub
Saturday sees the
Millers make their first appearance at Gallowgate since an FA Cup tie back in
February 1993. Kick-off is at an old-fashioned 3pm.
Tickets are on public sale now, with the visitors taking their full allowable
allocation of 3,200.
The Millers head to Gallowgate six points adrift at the bottom of the
table despite ending a three match unbeaten run by beating Norwich City 2-1
at New York Stadium on Saturday.
Paul Warne's side have a full week in which to prepare for their
visit to Tyneside as they aim to improve on a record of 12 defeats from 13
away games - the sole exception to that a 2-2 draw at Ipswich in October.
Simpson - first NUFC game for the Lancashire-based whistler.
Rail engineering work in the
Durham area from Noon on Saturday until Noon on Sunday means that Virgin East
Coast services are diverted via an alternative route. Other services will
run to/from Darlington, with bus replacements to/from Durham and
UK TV: None
Digi Sport 1 (Slovakia) +HD
Eleven Extra HD (Poland)
Nova Sport (Bulgaria) +HD
Sportdigital TV (Austria) +HD
SportKlub 2 (Serbia) +HD
TV3 Sport 1 (Denmark) +HD
UK Radio: None
Local Radio: Live on BBC Radio Newcastle.
(The official NUFC website now has free worldwide streaming of Radio Newcastle
Social: The matchday promotion from Pizza Express on Dean Street
gives a 30% discount on your total bill - as long as one diner has a
valid NUFC season ticket or Rotherham match ticket. No reservations needed.
Millers in Toon - all-time:
1992/93 won 2-0 Kelly, Clark (FAC)
1982/83 won 4-0 McDermott, Varadi, Wharton, KK
1981/82 drew 1-1 Shinton
1964/65 won 3-1 Suddick, Iley, McGarry
1963/64 won 5-2 Thomas 3, Anderson, McGarry
1962/63 won 4-1 Hale 2, Tuohy, Kerray
1961/62 won 1-0 Thomas
1952/53 lost 1-3 Keeble (FAC)
Brighton v Sheffield Wednesday (7.45pm)
QPR v Fulham (12.30pm)
Aston Villa v Preston North End (3pm)
Blackburn Rovers v Birmingham City (3pm)
Cardiff City v Burton Albion (3pm)
Derby County v Reading (3pm)
Huddersfield Town v Ipswich Town (3pm)
Norwich City v Wolves (3pm)
Nottingham Forest v Bristol City (3pm)
Wigan Athletic v Brentford (3pm)
Barnsley v Leeds United (5.30pm)
Brighton v Cardiff City (7.45pm)
Reading v Fulham (8pm)
Leeds United v Nottingham Forest (7.45pm)
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.
*NUFC have announced that their members only away ticket policy
will be relaxed for selected 2016/17 away games:
"Season ticket holders and members will continue to enjoy priority access to
all away match tickets as normal, with demand
expected to be extremely high for most fixtures.
"However, should away tickets not completely sell out during designated
priority sale periods, the club will make them available to all fans where
Heading to the Toon?
Fri 20.01.2017 U23s v
Swansea City (a) @ Landore, 2pm. Premier League Cup. Note
amended kick-off time.
Sat 21.01.2017 U18s v
Liverpool (a) @ Melwood, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Sat 21.01.2017 Rotherham United (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Championship. Public sale now.
Wed 25.01.2017 U18s v mackems (a) @ Eppleton CW, 7pm. FA Youth Cup
Wed 25.01.2017 U23s v North Shields (a) @ Daren Persson Stadium,
7.30pm. Northumberland Senior Cup semi-final.
Sat 28.01.2017 U18s v
Manchester City (a) @ City Football Academy, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Sat 28.01.2017 Oxford United (a)
@ Kassam Stadium, 3pm. FA Cup 4th Round.
Ticket details tbc. Allocation: tbc.
Mon 30.01.2017 U23s v
Wolves (h) @ Whitley Park,
7pm. Premier League 2.
Tue 31.01.2017 Transfer window closes @ 11pm.
Wed 01.02.2017 QPR (h)
@ SJP, 7.45pm. Championship. Public sale now. Live on Sky Sports.
Sat 04.02.2017 U18s v smoggies (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18
04.02.2017 Derby County (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Championship. Public sale now, Thu 19.01.2017 (in
person / by phone).
Mon 06.02.2017 U23s v
West Bromwich Albion (a) @ Aggborough, Kidderminster, 7pm. Premier League
Sat 11.02.2017 U18s v Manchester United (a) @ Carrington, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
11.02.2017 Wolves (a)
@ Molineux, 5.30pm. Championship. ST holder
sale now, 25 points. £30 adults, £15 65 and over / U21s, £12 U17s,
Live on Sky Sports.
Mon 13.02.2017 U23s v
Bristol City (h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm. Premier League Cup.
Tue 14.02.2017 U18s v mackems (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Tue 14.02.2017 Norwich City (a)
@ Carrow Road, 7.45pm. Championship. Ticket
details tbc. Allocation: tbc.
18.02.2017 U18s v Stoke City (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Mon 20.02.2017 tbc U23s v
Blackburn Rovers (h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm tbc. Premier League 2.
Mon 20.02.2017 Aston Villa (h)
@ SJP, 8pm. Championship. Ticket details tbc. Live on Sky Sports.
NB: this will be rescheduled to a new date if
NUFC reach the FA Cup Fifth Round.
21.02.2017 U18s v Blackburn Rovers (a) @ Brockhall, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Tue 25.02.2017 U18s v Everton (a) @ Finch Farm, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Sat 25.02.2017 Bristol City (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Championship. Ticket details tbc.
Mon 27.02.2017 U23s v
Southampton (h) @ Whitley Park, 1pm. Premier League Cup.
04.03.2017 Huddersfield Town (a)
@ John Smiths Stadium, 5,30pm. Championship. Ticket
details tbc. Allocation: tbc. Live on Sky Sports.
Championship season ends (all games kick off at Noon).
(Championship playoff final takes place at Wembley Stadium on Mon
NUFC UK live TV coverage:
NUFC Live on Sky Sports:
Wed 01.02.2017 QPR (h) 7.45pm
Sat 11.02.2017 Wolves (a) 5.30pm
Mon 20.02.2017 Aston Villa (h) 8pm+
Sat 04.03.2017 Huddersfield (a) 5.30pm
Dependent on NUFC not being in FA Cup Fifth Round action that
F Sat 27.05.2017
Northumberland Senior Cup Semi-Final:
North Shields v Newcastle Utd
Town v Blyth Spartans
Fri 24.02.2017 John Beresford (and Gavin Webster) @ Teams Social
Club, Gateshead. £15 including pie & peas, all funds raised
go to help athletes from the Northern Region to the Special Olympics in
Tickets from: Danielle (0191 4332313), Brian (07788 652046), Les (07974
Thu 02.03.2017 Malcolm Macdonald, Olivier Bernard (and Gavin
Webster) @ North Shields FC. £10 including pie & peas.
Fri 02.06.2017 Toon Legends Annual Dinner @ Village Hotel, North
Shields. Alan Kennedy and former NUFC players tbc will be in attendance.
£50 per ticket, table of 10 for £450. Tickets from Bill 07753 573613.
Rugby League Magic Weekend 2017:
Saturday 20th May 2017:
Widnes Vikings v Wakefield Trinity (2.30pm)
Hull FC v St Helens (4.45pm)
Wigan Warriors v Warrington Wolves (7pm)
Sunday 21st May 2017:
Catalans Dragons v Huddersfield (1pm)
Leigh Centurions v Salford (3.15pm)
Castleford v Leeds Rhinos (5.30pm)
International Magpies |
National Service |
2016/17 international break:
Coxy's Cockup Corner |
Whoops, He did it Again... |
The Guardian's coverage of the African Nations Cup got off to a
comedic start on Sunday:
Senegal make another change with Newcastle striker Saivet replacing Ndiaye
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
This Day in History
Born Or Died:
Samuel left in
1954 Jeff Clarke born, Hemsworth, Pontefract.
(1982-87 player, 1988-96 coach)
Central defender who
joined the Magpies on a free transfer from
the mackems, having begun his playing
career at Manchester City.
Making his debut alongside fellow new boy
Kevin Keegan (and the returning John
Craggs) in a memorable home win over QPR,
Jeff's first United goal came the
following month in a 1-1 draw with Chelsea
Sustaining a serious leg injury at
Barnsley a year later caused Jeff to be
missing from the promotion-winning side
until the following February, when he made
a brief comeback.
Missing from the United side who began
life back in the top flight under Jack
Charlton, Jeff was loaned to Brighton and
Hove Albion and played four games back in
By October 1984 though he was back on
Tyneside and in the first team, becoming a
regular starter again that season and
keeping his place in the 1985/86 campaign.
Featuring less often in the 1986/87
season, Jeff made his final Magpies
apperance in a 3-1
defeat at Wimbledon in February
After brief spells in Turkey with
Ankargucu and locally with Darlington and
Jeff returned to SJP in 1988, initially
working as the club's Community Officer.
He subsequently joined the United backroom
staff and became reserve team
manager, later joining a PFA scheme to
study for physiotherapy qualifications.
Leaving United in 1996 to take on a physio
role at the mackems and
then subsequently with Leeds United, he moved on
to Dundee United
Peter Beardsley MBE born, Longbenton (1983-87
Spotted playing local youth football, "Pedro" had
unsuccessful trials at Gillingham, Cambridge
United, Burnley and Newcastle.
However, former Magpies captain Bob Moncur
talked the 18 year-old into playing for his
Carlisle reserve side at Newcastle Blue
Beardsley scored and quickly agreed terms
with the Brunton Park club, where he
continued to earn rave reviews.
A move to Vancouver Whitecaps in the North
American Soccer League came in 1981, with a
return two years later to join Arthur
Cox’s Magpies after a brief one-game
flirtation with Manchester United.
Promotion was duly achieved but Cox's
replacement by Jack Charlton saw things
gradually start to unravel for Beardsley.
The departure of Chris Waddle to Spurs came
at the end of a season in which Charlton had
shown his true colours by signing burly
forwards Tony Cunningham & George
Partial respite came with the appointment of
Willie McFaul, but despite the emergence of
young talent such as Paul Gascoigne, Ian
Bogie and Paul Stephenson the club continued
to muddle along in mid-table.
That perceived lack of ambition saw
Beardsley depart in July 1987, Liverpool
paying a record £1.9m for him and United
only then investing in a squad overhaul.
Unexpectedly sold to Everton in 1991, two seasons at Goodison Park followed
before Kevin Keegan brought him back to SJP.
Forming the supply line for the prolific Andy Cole when he wasn’t scoring
sensational goals himself, he was a prime mover in establishing United back in
Although many of his goals are captured on tape for posterity, for those who
saw him play, certain memories are embedded: his chip over Joe Corrigan in May
1984 or a hat hat trick against the mackems in Jan 1985.
Or from his second spell; astounding strikes at Spurs, Palace and Forest and a
solo scampering effort at the Leazes End against Villa - all equally magical.
A testimonial game at St.James’ Park in 1999 saw his boyhood favourites
Celtic come to town, two years after leaving United to wind down his twenty year career at
Bolton Wanderers, Manchester City, Fulham, Hartlepool United and
And internationally Beardsley amassed a total of 59 England caps, netting nine
Maintaining an association with United since his retirement, Beardsley has at
various times been involved in off-field PR and coaching at youth team
2010 found him managing United's reserves, with a fleeting spell as caretaker
boss after the departure of Chris Hughton and before the installation of Alan
Pardew - however he didn't take charge of the team for a game.
He made way for Willie Donachie as second string manager in 2011 before being
given the role of Football Development Manager.
Retaining the role of U21 coach at the club, Beardsley briefly assisted interim
boss John Carver in early 2015 following the departure of Alan Pardew.
Death of Duggie Livingstone, 82.
Former manager. (1954-56)
Samuel Adjei born,
Fleet-footed winger signed
Södra IF in
January 2009, who made his Magpies bow for
the U18 side in a 0-3 home loss to Leeds
United two months later. Jönköpings Södra IF during January 2013.
Samuel was handed a reserve debut days later
against Hull City at North Ferriby and a
first taste of senior team football came in our
pre-season friendly at Huddersfield Town the
The 2009/10 season saw Adjei a regular U18 starter netting at SJP in an
FA Youth Cup win over Crystal Palace.
The former Swedish youth international also
played six times for the reserves.
However, injury meant that Samuel missed the
opening weeks of the 2010/11 season,
returning for the U18s in late September.
Season 2011/12 saw Adjei return to reserve
action but after just four
appearances and a brief loan spell at
Hartlepool (just one game before a hamstring
injury) he was released by the club in
Adjei subsequently returned to his native
Sweden and former club
After making just two appearances though
due to further fitness problems
1997 Dan Barlaser
Winger who arrived at United after
scouts spotted his potential with Swalwell
Juniors, making his U18 bow in a 0-4 home
loss to Spurs at Little Benton in August
Scoring his first goal at that level for the
club in the next home game against Stoke
City, Dan accepted an international callup
from Turkey U16s (where his father was born)
and his debut came in a friendly away to
Italy that October.
Making the step up to U17 level after
helping Turkey to Montaigu Cup success in
France during April 2013, Barlaser also
featured in United's Milk
His first U21 appearance for Newcastle was
as a second half substitute in a 1-4 defeat
at Spurs during January 2014 and a maiden
goal was scored at home to Brighton the
Switching allegiance to England, June 2015
saw Dan feature in two U18s friendlies
against Russia along with fellow Magpies
Adam Armstrong and Freddie Woodman.
2014 Death of Andy Graver, 86.
1896 Woolwich Arsenal
McKay, Stott, Miller
1902 Everton (h)
1908 Bristol City (h)
1913 Chelsea (a)
1919 Scotswood (a)scorers tbc
Donnelly, Tulthorpe, Brown
1930 Leicester City
Chandler 3, Hine 2, Langford
Jackie Cape made his debut at outside right.
1936 Manchester United
Mutch 2, Rowley
1947 Tottenham Hotspur
1958 Chelsea (a)
1964 Grimsby Town (h)
Arsenal's consolation came from Bobby Gould.
Having lost 2-5 at home to Spurs a week earlier,
goalkeeper Iam McFaul had to pick the ball out of his net
on another five occasions at Maine Road.
A scintillating second half display from City included
Denis Tueart's first treble for the club but Newcastle
boss Joe Harvey was incensed by the home side's roughhouse
tactics that went unchecked by referee Ron Challis -
culminating in Rodney Marsh punching Micky Burns without
Colchester United (a)
4-3(aet) 2-2 (2-1)
FA Cup 3rd Round Replay
Waddle(13), Saunders(43), Brownlie(94), Varadi(114)
An absolute battle at
Layer Road, with spectacular goals from Waddle,
Saunders and Brownlie and United 'keeper Kevin Carr conceding two
Many away fans attempted to
keep track of the tie via a local radio
commentator who gave the impression of never having seen a
football before, never mind a microphone.
and Brownlie had failed to score a competitive goal for United before; in the latter's' case after nearly 100 games.
1986 Queens Park
Another fruitless afternoon on the Loftus Road
plastic, with future Magpies coach Paul Barron in goal for
1988 Queen Of The
South (a) 4-0 (2-0)
Goddard(22,37), Lormor(59), P.Jackson(79)
A Monday evening jaunt to Palmerston Park gave the
Magpies some match practice ahead of the visit of
Spurs to SJP the following weekend.
Willie McFaul's side hadn't been in action over the
previous weekend due to being the "odd team out"
in the 21 team First Division.
FA Cup 3rd Round
Fourth time unlucky as Glenn Roeder diverted a shot
past the helpless Tommy Wright to win it for Watford deep
into extra time.
footage is online here
Charlton Athletic (h)
Clark(24), Hunt(31), Brock(34)
Barness(36), Walsh(73,76), og(O'Brien)(89)
Even by our lowly standards this was a kick in the
plums, as Newcastle somehow contrived to turn a 3-0 lead
into a defeat - Liam O'Brien diverting a shot from a
certain Alan Pardew into the Gallowgate End net to hand
the Addicks all three points.
This proved to be the last home league game in charge for
Youtube footage is online
Blackburn Rovers (a)
FA Cup 3rd Round Replay
To beat the would-be Champions on their own patch after the trauma
of selling Andy Cole to Man United was a seminal moment for Kevin Keegan.
The away fans celebrated in the Darwen End long after the final
whistle, calling for KK who was being interviewed by Sky in the
For some unknown reason though he failed to reappear - strange,
given that he'd had to stand on the steps at SJP defending his
actions to angry fans a few days earlier.
footage is online here
Maddison(88), Le Tissier(89)
Peter Beardsley led out the team on his 36th birthday, but going two up with
only eight minutes remaining simply inspired the Saints, and Maddison
pulled one back straight away.
A last minute equaliser from Le Tissier spoiled Kenny Dalglish’s first Premier League game in charge and continued to
taunt us all by being included in the BBC “Match of the Day”
opening titles the following year.
Manchester City (h)
Alan Shearer had barely put down his Goal of the Month
award for December 2002 - the Everton howitzer - before he was
at it again.
City 'keeper Carlo Nash made a hash
of his clearance and hit Al, who tucked
the ball into the empty Leazes net after just 10.25 seconds - a
fraction outside the PL record.
A deeply disappointing FA Youth Cup defeat for United came at Watford's Vicarage Road
in the Fourth Round. Andrew Chapman's 27th minute shot won it for the
2006 The young Magpies won their FA Youth
Cup Fourth Round tie at Hillsborough against Sheffield
Wednesday thanks to a fine solo effort from Aussie
youngster James Troisi.
Ahead after five minutes through Andy Carroll, the Owls
levelled after half time before Troisi marked his comeback
from injury by beating four defenders and netting from close range to make it 2-1.
West Bromwich Albion (h) 2-2 (1-1)
United made it 14 games unbeaten after twice coming from behind against their promotion rivals, but it
remained one win in five league games
for Chris Hughton's side.
Peter Lovenkrands played despite the loss of his father and the Dane
headed a second equaliser after the break.
Danny Guthrie's fine free-kick had got us back on terms only for sloppy defending
to twice allow the Baggies to take the lead.
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2011 Winger Wayne Routledge rejoined QPR on a loan deal
until the end of the season while John Carver returned to
St. James' Park as Alan Pardew's assistant manager.
2012 Brighton beat Wrexham in a penalty shootout to
set up a Fourth Round FA Cup tie against Newcastle at the Amex Stadium.
West Ham United (a)
United halted a run of four defeats with a
fourth win on the spin in London.
Yohan Cabaye took centre stage, scoring twice and engineering our
victory with a masterly midfield performance in what proved to be his last
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