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The Never-Ending Tour
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return to SJP on Saturday looking to make it three games without defeat
in the Premier League - and extend their unbeaten home run to four.
Kick-off against the PL's basement side is at an old-fashioned 3pm and
the game is a sell out.
- in association with Coral:
Matchday betting is here
Coral also have a new
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Tweet @Coral with the hashtag #YourCall and they will reply with
the odds when the bet has been added.
The Eagles have failed to score away
from Selhurst Park since a 2-1 victory at Anfield in April - losing six
successive games on the road since then (two last season and four this time
around). That goal drought currently stands at 556 minutes.
Newcastle to win to nil @ 11/5
Newcastle to win @ 19/20
Newcastle half time/Newcastle full time @ 9/4
Matt Ritchie to provide 1+ assist @ 7/4
Joselu to score in a Newcastle win @ 5/2
Newcastle to come from behind to win @ 11/1
Newcastle to score in both halves @ 11/5
Coral's new punter offer now includes £30
in free football bets for a £10 initial stake online
Thanks to Coral, we
had tickets for this game to give away, asking what was significant
about the three home scorers against Palace in August 2014.
Most of you knew that Daryl Janmaat, Rolando Aarons and Mike Williamson all
scored first competitive goals for NUFC that afternoon.
The pair of tickets went to Peter Scott from Low Fell. Thanks to
everyone who entered, in record numbers.
Dwight Gayle misses
out against his former employers with a calf issue. Paul Dummett and Massadio Haidara remain
unavailable - although the latter has returned to training.
Isaac Hayden is a yellow card away from reaching five and a one match ban.
Ware Rooms on
Carliol Square in Newcastle continue
their popular discount offer of 20% off your food and drink bill on
NUFC home matchdays.
The offer applies before and after the game - to claim your 20% discount, just
show your season ticket card or paper ticket for the match when ordering.
Ware Rooms are at 17 Carliol Square NE1 6UQ - 5 minutes walk from both
Monument and Manors Metro.
Northumbria University offer weekend car parking to the public for £4 all day
(or £1 per hour). 500 spaces are available at
Lipman and City Campus East: book online here
or turn up to pay &
Benteke and Connor Wickham both remain sidelined. The game could see first
returns to Gallowgate for Andros Townsend and Yohan Cabaye
along with fellow SJP old boy Patrick van Aanholt.
boss Roy Hodgson was at St. Mary's on Sunday to watch Newcastle draw with
Southampton, 24 hours
after his Palace side collected their first points of the season, beating
Chelsea 2-1 at Selhurst Park.
Asked about Saturday's visit to Tyneside, Roy said:
"It’s always a chore or a challenge going up there however well they
Hodgson @ SJP as a manager:
1997/98 Newcastle 1-1 Blackburn Rovers
1998/99 Newcastle 1-1 Blackburn (Lost on pens)
2007/08 Newcastle 2-0 Fulham
2008/09 Newcastle 0-1 Fulham
2010/11 Newcastle 3-1 Liverpool
2010/11 Newcastle 3-3 West Bromwich Albion
Express in Dean Street are offering anyone with a valid match ticket a
30% reduction on their total food bill. Only one match ticket is
required for a full table to qualify - open from 11.30am.
Stuart Attwell. A swift return to SJP for the whistler from Warwickshire
having been in the middle for Stoke's visit last month. He took
charge of us just once last season, the 1-2 loss at Sheffield Wednesday.
Attwell's last Premier League game saw him show six yellow cards, including
two for ex-Mag Andy Carroll as he was sent off for West Ham at Burnley.
Travel: No scheduled Metro disruptions on Saturday (NB: buses replace
trains between Haymarket, Regent Centre and Four Lane Ends until 6pm on
Roads around SJP will be traffic free for 20 minutes either side
of the final whistle, with barriers closed at these junctions:
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, additionally closing from 2pm.
There's a Newcastle
United Food Bank collection at the stall on Strawberry Place. If you
aren't able to bring items, cash collection tins are available and donations
are most welcome. Donate in other ways here
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NBC Sports (USA)
Optus Sport (Australia)
QQ Sports Live (China)
SKY NET Sports 3
SKY Planeta Futbol
SportsNet 1 aka TSN (Canada)
SPOTV2 (South Korea)
SportsNavi Live (Japan)
SPS HD (Mongolia)
SuperSport 2 Africa
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Watch ESPN Brazil
Radio: tbc (if any)
Local Radio: Live on BBC Radio Newcastle/London
Eagles @ Magpies - all time:
2015/16 Won 1-0 Townsend
2014/15 Drew 3-3 Janmaat, Aarons, Williamson
2013/14 Won 1-0 Cisse
2009/10 Won 2-0 og(Derry), Ranger
2004/05 Drew 0-0
2001/02 Won 2-0 Shearer, Acuna (FAC)
1998/99 Won 2-1 Speed, Shearer (FAC)
1997/98 Lost 1-2 Shearer
1994/95 Won 3-2 Fox, Lee, Gillespie
1987/88 Won 1-0 Gascoigne (FAC)
1983/84 Won 3-1 Waddle, Keegan, Ryan
1982/83 Won 1-0 Waddle
1981/82 Drew 0-0
1978/79 Won 1-0 Shoulder
1972/73 Won 2-0 Hibbitt, Nattrass
1971/72 lost 1-2 Dyson
1970/71 Won 2-0 Robson 2
1969/70 Drew 0-0
1964/65 Won 2-0 Suddick, McGarry
1946/47 Won 6-2 Bentley, Pearson, Shackleton 2, Stobbart, Wayman(FAC)
1919/20 Won 2-0 Dixon, Hall (FAC)
1906/07 Lost 0-1 (FAC)
Full record v Palace:
Latest Premier League result/fixtures:
West Ham 0-3 Brighton and Hove Albion
Chelsea v Watford (12.30pm) Sky
Huddersfield Town v Manchester United (3pm)
Manchester City v Burnley (3pm)
Newcastle v Crystal Palace (3pm)
Stoke City v Bournemouth (3pm)
Swansea City v Leicester City (3pm)
Southampton v West Bromwich Albion (5.30pm) BT
Everton v Arsenal (1.30pm) Sky
Spurs v Liverpool (4pm) Sky
MJS Computers continue their 20% NUFC.com discount
on iPad and iPhone repairs in October - find them at 30 Merton Way
Ponteland NE20 9PS or here
Wolves U18s 2 Newcastle U18s 2
now nine U18 games this season without a single victory for Dave Watson's young Magpies
- a record that looks even worse when adding in the two losses they suffered
at the end of the previous campaign.
United travelled to the Compton Park home of Wolves seeking a fourth successive
U18 victory against the hosts, but fell behind to Josh Hesson's header in the
A defensive mix-up by Wolves on 25 minutes then allowed striker Thomas
Allan to bag his third goal of the season, Kurtis Russell bringing a
noteworthy save from home 'keeper Rory Brown moments later.
Brown was powerless to stop Mace Goodridge from firing United ahead
early in the second period and Deece Kasinga then rattled the crossbar as the
visitors looked to press home their advantage.
That miss proved costly when Wolves made it 2-2 after 65 minutes, Owen
Otasowie bundling the ball home from close range.
Into the closing stages and it was the home side's turn to hit the goal frame,
Enzo Sauvage's effort rebounding to fellow substitute Callum Thompson, whose
effort was off-target.
Wolves striker Owen Samuels then struck Otto Huuhtanen's post with four
minutes remaining, but neither side could find a winning goal - Newcastle
drawing their fourth away game of the season.
Team: Huuhtanen, Allen, Wilson, Young, McEntee, Watts, Russell,
Goodridge, Sorensen, Allen, Kasinga (Cole 83). Subs n/u: Langley,
Goals: Allan 25, Goodridge 46
Our latest NUFC.com giveaway is something slightly different, testing
your originality and/or imagination rather than knowledge of Newcastle United
Based in Morpeth, The Flagman has been providing bespoke flags, banners
and bunting for over 20 years, providing the backdrop to countless sports
events in addition to commercial usage across the planet.
They've agreed to produce a 6 ft x 3 ft flag or banner completely free of
charge for the reader that submits the best design or idea. The only
limitation apart from your own imagination is that it must be NUFC-related.
The winning design will appear on a flag which is twin needle hemmed and
sleeved to fit a flagpole - which is also included in the prize.
Send your sketches or ideas to email@example.com
in whatever format works best. Closing
date is Sunday October 22nd @ 7pm - one entry per person please.
Entries are welcome from anywhere in the world but prize delivery must be made
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Contact The Flagman on 01670 503503 or here
Moncs at the
Tickets remain on sale for this Thursday's talk-in with former Magpie Bobby
Moncur at the Seahorse Bar in Whitley Bay - adjacent to Bay's Hillheads
Admission is £10 including a hot buffet. proceeds go towards WBFC's
supporters club, who offer essential financial assistance to the Northern
sales are from the venue or at the door on the night and it's a 7.30pm start.
MC for the night is the Chronicle's Lee Ryder.
have agreed a new two year contract keeping central midfielder Dan Barlaser
at the club until 2019.
The Gateshead-born player was spotted playing for Swalwell Juniors and
made his U18 bow in 2012 - debuting for the club's reserve side two years
Selected for first team duty in January of this year, Barlaser completed all
90 minutes of a 3-1 FA Cup victory over Birmingham City at Gallowgate and
retained his place for the 0-3 defeat at Oxford.
This season then saw Dan selected for United's home League Cup tie against
Nottingham Forest, featuring for 70 minutes of the 2-3 loss.
Newcastle and Watford have announced a reciprocal pricing deal to benefit
away fans attending the two Premier League meetings of the clubs this season.
That means Hornets fans trekking to Tyneside next month and Magpies followers
travelling to Vicarage Road in May will now pay £25 for adults, £17
for concessions £17 and £11 for juniors.
Similar deals have been done in recent seasons with West Bromwich Albion and
Toon fans will pay £25 at The Hawthorns next month - although there's no
announcement of whether that's a reciprocal deal.
Adam Armstrong (Bolton Wanderers)
Having won their first Championship game of the season at the twelfth time of
asking last week, the Trotters will hope for another home success on Saturday
when they host QPR.
Alex Gilliead (Bradford City)
Charlton Athletic (h) League One, Saturday.
Toney (Wigan Athletic)
Blackpool (a) League One, Saturday.
Sean Longstaff (Blackpool)
Wigan Athletic (h) League One, Saturday
Callum Williams (Gateshead)
Eastleigh (a) National League, Saturday.
Achraf Lazaar (Benevento)
Fiorentina (h) Serie A, Sunday.
There was a return to the starting XI for Sels as Anderlecht hosted PSG in the Champions League
Beaten for the first time after three minutes, Matz ended up conceding four
times without reply.
It remains to be seen whether Sels is retained for Sunday's Belgian League
home game with Genk.
Stuart Findlay (Kilmarnock)
Rangers (a) Scottish Premiership, Wednesday.
Newcastle U23s 0 Blackburn Rovers U23s 2
Premier League 2 game of the week saw them beaten again, this time by
Blackburn Rovers at Whitley Park on Friday night.
United got off to bright start and Callum Smith grazed the bar in the tenth
minute before hitting a first time effort too high five minutes later.
Rolando Aarons then eluded three challenges down the right and jinked into
the area only put his shot across the face of the Rovers goal in the 18th minute.
But it was the visitors who took a 32nd minute lead in fortunate
circumstances, substitute Connor Thomson crossing from the right and the
ball taking a massive deflection to loop over goalkeeper Freddie Woodman and
drop inside the far post.
Rovers should have doubled their lead two minutes after the break but with
the goal at his mercy, Stefan Mols could only strike the ball against a
Aarons galloped forward again in the 51st minute but could only shoot wide
as United continued to give visiting goalkeeper Charlie Albinson an easy
Rovers then sealed the victory with nine minutes of normal time left,
substitute Callum Wright hitting a peach of a drive that gave Woodman no chance.
Six minutes of added time was played but there was little danger of United
getting on the scoresheet, late replacement Mackenzie Heaney working an
opening but seeing his shot flash harmlessly wide.
Team: Woodman, Sterry, Cameron, Colback (Yarney 75), O'Connor,
Gillesphey, C.Smith, Barlaser, Heardman (Sangare 72), McNall, Aarons (Heaney
Subs n/u: Harker, Bailey.
Booked: Heardman, Gillesphey.
BRFC: Albinson, Doyle, Hart, Grayson (Thomson 22), Platt, Wharton
(Wright 75), Travis, Harper, Nuttall, Mols, Rankin-Costello (Butterworth
Subs n/u: Dillon, Mansell.
Booked: Mols, Rankin-Costello.
Referee: Ryan Johnson
Crowd: not given but only around 250
Peter Beardsley's side are now winless in their last seven competitive games,
drawing one and losing three of their four home games so far.
PS: The reserves return to action at Whitley Park on Tuesday, hosting
Czech side Sparta Prague in a Premier League International Cup fixture (7pm).
Confirmation of the Premier League
live TV games in December has now finally appeared and three more Newcastle
games are affected as follows:
Sat 02.12.2017 Chelsea (a) 12.30pm (Sky)
Sat 09.12.2017 Leicester City (h) 5.30pm (BT)
Wed 13.12.2017 Everton (h) 7.45pm no TV
Sat 16.12.2017 Arsenal (a) 3pm no TV
Sat 23.12.2017 West Ham United (a) 3pm no TV
Wed 27.12.2017 Man City (h) 7.45pm (Sky)
Sky's Christmas Eve live TV game plan has been dropped - with no games on
Live games have been announced only up until and including Thursday
December 28th* - meaning that Newcastle's home game against Brighton
scheduled for Saturday December 30th at 3pm remains subject to possible
Live selections for that weekend and January 2018 will be confirmed on or
by Friday October 27th - with BT Sport showing
Manchester United v Southampton at 5.30pm on the 30th and Crystal Palace v Manchester City at Noon on the 31st.
It's presumed that Sky will show live PL games on Saturday 30th and Sunday
31st, while our trip to Stoke City on January 1st is also in danger of being
rescheduled - the Potters not on TV in December.
PS: Newcastle will finally get to play an away game with a 3pm Saturday
kick-off when they travel to Arsenal in December- at the ninth time of
Live updates from this dynamic
Further words on
Andrew Henderson, lawyer working for NUFC attempting to find a buyer:
"Since Monday, a number of additional
parties have come forward which we believe to be credible.
"We are also continuing to engage
with a number of parties with whom we had entered into negotiations prior to
Those "negotiations prior to Monday's announcement" are believed
to have been with Amanda Staveley of PCP Capital Partners - although reports
of them signing a non-disclosure agreement are disputed.
Media claims that this is the fifth such NDA in place should also be treated
with extreme caution - along with repeated but unsubstantiated mentions of
meetings meetings and due diligence fantasies.
The following statement was released
via NUFC at 5pm on Monday - and unlike the 2009 version, doesn't encourage
prospective purchasers to apply by email:
"As a result of increasing press speculation regarding the future of
Newcastle United, the owner of the club, St. James Holdings Limited, wishes
to clarify its intentions.
As one of the Premier League's oldest and
best supported football clubs - and for the benefit of its many fans and
supporters in the UK and across the world - Newcastle United requires a
clear direction and a path to a bright and successful future.
To give the club the best possible opportunity of securing the positioning
and investment necessary to take it to the next level, at what is an
important time in its history, its present ownership has determined that it
is in the best interests of Newcastle United and its fans for the club to be
put up for sale.
To give an incoming owner the maximum possible flexibility to make
meaningful investment in the club, including in its playing squad, the sale
process will give interested parties the opportunity of deferring
A process will now commence of identifying new ownership for the club that
will be capable of delivering the sustained investment in and dedication to
the club that is necessary for it to achieve its ambitions."
ST. JAMES HOLDINGS
A formal announcement of what has unofficially been known for some
considerable time is of some interest - but perhaps more significantly,
invalidates all recent claims of takeover bids and ongoing interest.
Quite simply were Amanda Staveley, those mysterious Chinese bidders or
anyone else to have had a genuine interest in the club, this statement
That it does is confirmation that an awful lot of speculation masquerading
as knowledge has been foisted on Newcastle supporters in recent weeks.
Sky carried an interview with a lawyer working on behalf of the club, but
rather than Justin Barnes it's someone called Andrew Henderson see
"Our intentions are to see if the club can be bought by new
ownership by potentially Christmas.
"That would allow seriously interested parties to put themselves
forward. It would allow a diligence period to carry on then hopefully by
Christmas a sale could conclude.
"Assuming the right
person can be found to take the club forward it’ll be about how payments
are structured, how much would be payable on day one and how much would be
payable further down the line.
“There is a real genuine desire from our
point of view to put the club in the best possible position going forward.
"If that means additional funds being
available in the short-term we would seek to accommodate that.”
PS: Our position on any takeover has
never altered - we'll only believe that it's a reality when a deal is signed,
sealed and delivered. Until then....
Mike Ashley quote August 13th 2017:
"I don't think you'll find many people out there who will actually
stand up and do it (buy the club). So I think myself and the Newcastle
fans are going to be together for a good while longer!"
three successful previous events watched by a combined attendance of over
200,000, the annual Rugby League Magic Weekend will be staged at St.
James' Park for a fourth successive year in 2018.
games featuring all twelve Super League sides will take place over two days as
Widnes Vikings v St Helens (3pm)
Wigan Warriors v Warrington Wolves (5.15pm)
Castleford Tigers v Leeds Rhinos (7.30pm)
Salford Red Devils v Catalans Dragons (1pm)
Wakefield Trinity v Huddersfield Giants (3.15pm)
Hull KR v Hull FC (5.30pm)
2015 crowd: 67,841 (40,871 Sat / 26,970 Sun)
2016 crowd: 68,276 (39,331 Sat / 28,945 Sun)
2017 crowd: 65,407 (35,361 Sat / 30,046 Sun
Tickets are now on sale, with day entry from £25 for adults
(concessions £12.50). Weekend tickets are start at £40 adults (£20
Southampton 2 Newcastle 2
Southampton U23s 6 Newcastle U23s 2
23 of the 32 countries who will
participate in the 2018 World Cup Finals have now been confirmed as follows:
Argentina, Belgium, Brazil,
Colombia, Costa Rica, England, Egypt, France, Germany, Iceland, Iran, Japan,
Mexico, Nigeria, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South
Korea, Spain, Uruguay.
That means that only one current Magpie is in line to feature at the
Finals, namely Aleksandar Mitrovic of Serbia (on-loan goalkeeper Matz
Sels regularly appears in the Belgian squad but is yet to play for them).
The final nine places are still to be determined via a two-legged play-off,
with four European nations advancing from the following play-off games:
Northern Ireland v Switzerland
Croatia v Greece
Sweden v Italy
Denmark v Ireland
Switzerland v Northern Ireland
Greece v Croatia
Italy v Sweden
Ireland v Denmark
Rob Elliot and Ciaran Clark should be in line
for selection for Ireland.
Elsewhere, Peru and New Zealand will do battle over two legs for
a place, as will Honduras and Australia.
The final three Final places come from Africa - whose five places are given to
the five group stage winners, removing the need for any play-offs.
Egypt and Nigeria are already confirmed as group winners with one game left,
ties played between November 10th and 14th then deciding the final trio.
Chancel Mbemba's DR Congo sit second in their group, trailing Tunisia
by three points. For our man to make it to Russia, DR Congo need to beat
Guinea at home on Saturday November 11th and hope for an unexpected defeat for
Tunisia at home to Libya at the same time.
Morocco and Ivory Coast meet in what is a winner takes all game,
forgotten man Achraaf Lazaar not having responded to overtures from the
former, although yet to confirm his international retirement.
The remaining group is wide open; all four teams still in with the chance of
qualifying by virtue of the fact two of them have two games left. Current
leaders Senegal remain clear favourites, with Burkina Faso, Cape
Verde and South Africa not yet out of the picture.
Looking forward to an extended end-of-season break after failing to qualify
(USA), Christian Atsu (Ghana) Matt Ritchie (Scotland).
The 32 qualifying teams learn their fate when World Cup Final groups are drawn
on December 1st, with the tournament running from June 14th to July 15th 2018.
PS: Freddie Woodman of
Mikel Merino of Spain are engaged in qualifying for the 2019 U21
European Championship Finals in Italy & San Marino:
08.11.2017 Iceland (h) (Murcia)
13.11.2017 Slovakia (h) (Cartagena)
22.03.2018 Northern Ireland (a)
27.03.2018 Estonia (h)
06.09.2018 Albania (h)
11.09.2018 Northern Ireland (h)
11.10.2018 Albania (a)
16.10.2018 Iceland (a)
10.11.2017 Ukraine (a) (Kiev)
27.03.2018 Ukraine (h)
06.09.2018 Netherlands (h)
11.09.2018 Latvia (a)
11.10.2018 Andorra (h)
16.10.2018 Scotland (a)
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.
United obtained a one season exemption on logistical grounds from the PL requirement to house some away fans at pitch
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?
Sat 21.10.2017 Crystal Palace (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier League.
Tue 24.10.2017 U23s v Sparta
Prague (Czech Republic) (h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm.
Premier League International Cup.
Mon 30.10.2017 U23s v Aston Villa (a) @ Bescot Stadium, 7pm.
Premier League 2 Division Two.
Mon 30.10.2017 Burnley (a) @ Turf Moor, 8pm. Premier League.
Live on Sky Sports.
SOLD OUT. Allocation: 2,500.
Sat 04.11.2017 U18s v Blackburn Rovers (a) @ Brockhall,
12.30pm. U18 Premier League Cup Group B.
Sat 04.11.2017 Bournemouth (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier League.
Public sale now.
Tue 07.11.2017 U23s v
Oldham Athletic (a) @ Boundary Park, 7.30pm. CheckaTrade Trophy
Sat 11.11.2017 U18s v mackems (h)
@ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League 2 Northern Section.
Wed 15.11.2017 U23s v Liverpool (h) @ Prenton Park, 7pm.
Premier League International Cup.
Sat 18.11.2017 U18s v Everton (h)
@ Little Benton, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League 2 Northern Section.
Sat 18.11.2017 Manchester United (a) @ Old Trafford, 5.30pm. Premier League.
Live on BT Sport. SOLD
OUT. Allocation: TBC.
Mon 20.11.2017 U23s v Reading
(h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm.
Premier League 2 Division Two.
U23s v Fulham (h) @ Motspur Park, 2pm.
Premier League 2 Division Two.
Sat 25.11.2017 U18s v Derby County (h)
@ Little Benton, Noon. U18 Premier League 2 Northern Section.
Sat 25.11.2017 Watford (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier League.
Ticket details awaited.
Tue 28.11.2017 West Bromwich Albion (a)
@ The Hawthorns, 8pm. Premier League. ST holder sale
now, 25 points. £25 adults, £12 U17s, £24 60 and over, £20 NUS card
/ U22s. Allocation: 2,600.
U23s v Swansea City (h) @ Whitley Park, 1pm.
Premier League Cup.
Live TV games:
Mon 30.10.2017 Burnley (a) 8pm
Sat 18.11.2017 Man United (a) 5.30pm
Sat 02.12.2017 Chelsea (a) 12.30pm Sky
Sat 09.12.2017 Leicester (h) 5.30pm
Wed 27.12.2017 Man City (h) 7.45pm Sky
Sky Sports will show 126 PL games
BT Sports will show 42 PL games
Live TV confirmation dates:
these are all "approximate dates"
Fri 27.10.2017 late Dec & Jan
Tue 12.12.2017 February
Thu 25.01.2018 March
Mon 26.02.2018 April
Fri 06.04.2018 May
Tue 08.05.2018 May 13th
United enter in Round 3 - draw will be on or around Mon 04.12.2017.
F Sat 19.05.2017
United U23s are in Group D and play three away ties against EFL
Tue 29.08.2017 Crewe
Tue 03.10.2017 Port Vale 1-0 NUFC
Tue 07.11.2017 Oldham (a) 7.30pm
R2: w/c 04.12.2017
R3: w/c 08.01.2018
QF: w/c 22.01.2018
SF: w/c 26.02.2018
F: Sun 08.04.2018 (Wembley)
Premier League Cup:
United U23s are in Group D:
Fri 29.09.2017 NUFC 3-4 Burnley
Wed 29.11.2017 Swansea (h) 1pm
Mon 04.12.2017 Colchester (a) 7pm
Thu 18.01.2018 Burnley (a) 2pm
Mon 12.02.2018 Swansea (a) 1pm
Mon 26.02.2018 Colchester (h) 1pm
Premier League International Cup:
United U23s are in Group A:
Tue 24.10.2017 Sparta Prague (h) 7pm
Wed 15.11.2017 Liverpool (a) 7pm
Tue 12.12.2017 PSV (h) 7pm
Subsequent round dates tbc
Northumberland Senior Cup:
United U21s enter in the Quarter Finals, along with defending Champions
Blyth Spartans and Morpeth Town.
08.11.2017 Blyth AFC v Ashington
Wed 08.11.2017 N.Shields v Whitley Bay
TBA Newcastle Benfield v Alnwick Town
TBA Team North v Heaton Stannington
TBA West Allotment Celtic v Bedlington
06.12.2017 Quarter Final
07.02.2018 Semi Final
Premier League Cup:
United U18s are in Group B:
Sat 16.09.2017 NUFC 2-3
Blackburn (a) 12.30pm
FA Youth Cup:
United U18s enter at the Third Round stage, to be played on or
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.
Next four GFC home games:
Sat 28.10.2017 Dover Athletic 3pm
Sat 18.11.2017 Tranmere Rovers 3pm
Tue 21.11.2017 Barrow 7.45pm
Sat 09.12.2017 Woking 3pm
remain on sale to NUFC
ST holders, allowing use of public transport across the city three hours
before and three hours after competitive NUFC home games.
After being £20 for three seasons, Movers now cost £30 online or £31 by post
Thu 26.10.2017 Bob Moncur @ Seahorse Bar,
Hillheads (Whitley Bay FC Fundraiser) £10 entry from venue.
Thu 26.10.2017 Shay Given @ NINE Bar
£5 entry (£15 VIP) from venue
Thu 09.11.2017 Mick Quinn @ NINE Bar
Thu 16.11.2017 Steve Harper @ Grey Street Hotel, Newcastle (with Steve
Harmison & Glenn McCrory) PROPS North East fundraiser £25 entry
Thu 06.12.2017 Peter Beardsley &
@ Lancastrian Suite, Dunston here
Live music @ SJP on Fri
08.06.2018, Sat 09.06.2018 and Sun 10.06.2018 when Ed Sheeran
headlines all three nights.
European Champions Cup and Challenge
Cup rugby union Finals will be @ SJP on successive days (exact dates tbc)
International Magpies |
National Service |
2017/18 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:
1959 Kevin Sheedy
born, Builth Wells, Wales. (1992-93)
Almost a forgotten man as far as his SJP career is concerned, but compared to some of the
replaced (eg Terry Wilson) this free transfer was a wise move by
Having made his debut as a teenager for Hereford,
Sheedy joined Liverpool in 1978, but made only five
first team appearances in four years before moving across Stanley
Park to Everton (the Reds had earlier
tried to get him to join both Blackpool and Derby
rather than the Toffees).
A tribunal set the fee at £100K and Kevin went on to
win two Championships and a European Cup Winners Cup
medal, although injury saw him miss out on an FA Cup
While a youngster at Edgar Street, Sheedy opted to
play internationally for the Republic of Ireland
rather than his native Wales.
That decision (based on the probability of appearing
in the finals of major tournaments) was vindicated
when Kevin made his full Eire debut in 1983 - and went
on to win 46 caps.
Included in a record of 46 caps and nine goals in a
decade of service were appearances at the 1988
European Championships and 1990 World Cup - the latter
seeing him score against England.
Four months short of ten years at Goodison came to an
end when Kevin Keegan came calling, with Sheedy
passing up the chance of a testimonial in order to
move to SJP.
Sheedy's debut came in a 1-1 home draw against
Barnsley in February 1992 and he played 13 times as
United successfully avoided relegation. His first goal
for the club came in a 1-1 at Grimsby Town.
Things were much improved in the following season,
with Sheedy scoring in away wins at Bristol Rovers,
Peterborough and Notts County as United rose to the
top of the table, en route to being crowned champions.
His final game came in a 3-0 victory at Tranmere
February 1993, after which new signing Scott Sellars
took over down the left.
Leaving Newcastle, a free transfer took Sheedy to
Blackpool before hanging up his boots at the end of
the 1993/94 season.
Subsequent coaching roles at
Blackburn Rovers and Tranmere Rovers were then
followed by a stint at Hartlepool
United as number two to Mike Newell.
Returning to Everton as an Academy coach in 2006,
Kevin was diagnosed with
bowel cancer in August 2012 but quickly returned to
his post as Toffees U18 team manager following
Wallace, Crate, og
There was a debut for John Patten, at outside right in
our first ever meeting with Ardwick, later re-christened
On the same day meanwhile, Berwick Rangers made their
first visit to SJP to face United's 'A' team in a
Bryson gave the Borderers a half time lead, but goals from
Quinn (penalty), Howe and Gillespie after the break
secured victory for the Magpies.
1899 Sheffield United
1905 Bury (h)
Orr, Appleyard, Veitch
The only appearance of Darlington-born 'keeper Tom
1911 Blackburn Rovers
Hay, Stewart 2, Wilson
Debut for Billy Hibbert.
1922 Arsenal (h)
1933 Sunderland (h)
1939 Hartlepools United (a)
1944 Leeds United (a)
Bolton Wanderers (a)
With Trotters manager Walter Rowley resigning days
before this game, United took full advantage
- collecting two points that put them joint-top of
Division One with Arsenal.
1950 United's reserve side gained a 1-0 win over
Barnsley at SJP, with Northern Irish
teenager Jimmy Coulter marking his debut by scoring the
TSV Munich (Germany) (h) 3-0 (2-0)
Allchurch, Eastham, Hughes
The second of four home friendlies against continental opposition that
United played within a three month period.
These were staged under floodlights by the club and broke the tradition of
midweek kickabouts against Scottish opposition.
Brighton & Hove Albion (h) 5-0 (2-0)
Tuohy, Leek 3, Hale
After scoring twice in a 7-2 win at Bury, Ken Leek went one
better against Albion, who wore an all-white strip.
Alf McMichael's XI
(h) 4-5 (3-2)
Kirkman(2), Cummings(31), Taylor(43,79)
A testimonial for the long- serving defender saw former
Newcastle junior Bobby Cummings lead the United attack
in the absence of the injured Ron McGarry, his goal
helping to clinch a return move to SJP from Aberdeen.
Former Magpie Jackie Milburn scored twice for the
International All-Stars, with SJP old boy Bobby Mitchell
also featuring alongside Alf McMichael and Dick Keith.
McKinney, Dalton, Markie, McGrath, Iley, Suddick, Hilley,
Cummings, Kirkman, Taylor.
Pecsi Dozsa (Hungary) (h) 2-0 (1-0)
Fairs Cup 2nd Round 1st Leg
What was to be United's final -ever home Fairs Cup tie saw Wyn Davies net
twice with headers and Bob Moncur hit the woodwork.
The Mighty Wyn also struck the crossbar and had a goal dubiously ruled out as he
went in search of his hat trick.
Various penalty appeals were also ignored by the German referee, including a
foul on Tommy Gibb that Magpies boss Joe Harvey called "the worst penalty
decision I have ever seen."
(h) 2-1 (0-0)
Victory against Matt Busby's side was achieved without the injured Malcolm
Macdonald - John Tudor wearing the number nine shirt and Gordon Hodgson making
one of only eight league starts for the Magpies.
1975 SK Brann (Norway)
Supermac put United ahead early in this midweek kickabout
in Bergen, only for the home side to equalise in the
Charlton Athletic (a) 1-4
Robinson(73,84), Gritt (87)
United went ahead at the Valley through Nigel Walker before conceding a
spot kick that Lawrie Madden sent into
Fellow Addick Mike Flanagan did rather better though when
another penalty was awarded soon after, beating Steve
Hardwick with ease.
Brighton & Hove Albion (a) 3-0 (1-0)
Mick Quinn made it fourteen goals in just thirteen
league starts thanks to a second hat trick for his new
This proved to be our final victory at the Seagull's
former Goldstone Ground home.
footage is online here
Howey(31), Ferdinand(35,41,63), Clark(59),
In-form striker Les Ferdinand netted for the seventh
successive game as the Dons fell apart and 'keeper Paul
Heald was dismissed.
To the cheers of the SJP crowd, Vinnie Jones took over in
between the posts, conceding three but making two
footage is online here
gave a week's trial to Torquay's young striker Rodney
Jack, who eventually moved to Crewe 18 months later
after being linked with a host of clubs.
FC Zurich (Switzerland) (a)
UEFA Cup 2nd Round 1st Leg
Victory on our competitive debut in
Switzerland included Silvio Maric's first ever goal for the goal and what proved
to be the final senior outing for Carl Serrant before injury forced him to
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United's possession was not converted into clear cut
chances as the Toffees made us pay with a swift counter
-attack prompted by a cheeky back heel from old boy Paul
Kevin Campbell converted, having already missed a similar and
far easier chance.
Tottenham Hotspur (h) 0-2 (0-2)
Sir Bobby Robson's ongoing paranoia over Gustavo Poyet
saw him resort to a central defensive trio, with Aaron
Hughes shackling the dangerous Uruguayan.
However, Poyet was in plenty of space when he headed home a
Darren Anderton cross at the Leazes End.
Before that, Anderton was initially credited with the
opener, although his aimless centre was going nowhere
until it struck Gary Speed and was deflected past Shay
The PL Dubious Goals Panel later agreed and
credited Speed with the own goal.
The kick-off at Fulham's temporary Loftus Road home was delayed for over 30
minutes due to a bomb scare, caused by a suspiciously parked car in a nearby
On the pitch though, the main threat to us came in the shape of old boys Magpies Lee Clark and Louis
Saha, both soon on target.
With Craig Bellamy in the USA for surgery, Shola Ameobi partnered Alan
Shearer up front and that pair quickly set up Laurent Robert to blast the ball
past Edwin Van der Sar.
Shearer then levelled from spot after another Toon old boy, Alain Goma, had
Our number nine then grabbed a spectacular and unlikely winner as United got
their second away win in four days - following victory at the smoggies.
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Bellamy issued a public apology after TV cameras caught him badmouthing about manager Graeme Souness following his
substitution in a 1-1 draw at The Valley the previous Sunday:
"My outburst wasn't really aimed at the manager on Sunday but more at the
"Call me old fashioned if you want,
but my view when a player is substituted is that he has been
ineffective, and I didn't feel I was ineffective against Charlton
"I know I will never get a better
club than Newcastle United. There is no other club I want to play
for and it would be a dream for me stay here for the rest of my
"I haven't any problems with what
the manager is trying to do."
Panionios (Greece) (a)
UEFA Cup Group Game 1
Just when a
poor first UEFA Cup group game seemed to be heading for a
stalemate, substitute Shola Ameobi won a late penalty to give us
three precious points in Athens. Tiote(25-violent
Minutes earlier Shola had tumbled in the box in fairly unconvincing fashion and
his spot kick pleas were rightly waved away.
However, the Italian referee gave the decision second time round and Alan
Shearer bagged a 21st European goal for the club.
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Joey Barton played himself back into the first team picture in front of a
watching Joe Kinnear, as the reserves beat Boro 4-1 at Billingham Synthonia's Central Avenue.
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Following the award of £2m to Kevin Keegan earlier in the month by a Premier
League Tribunal, the former United boss won another financial battle, with
confirmation that his legal costs (plus interest) must also be met by Newcastle
No amount was given, but if the two parties were
unable to agree, the tribunal had the power to impose their own figure. Some
newspaper sources claimed that the figure could even be as high as £1.5m.
The latest judgment included the following phrase:
"The Club should pay Mr Keegan’s costs on an indemnity basis given the
manner in which it conducted this litigation: its defence on the primary
liability issue was, in our view, wholly without merit and it chose to make
entirely unfounded allegations against Mr Keegan."
2010 Press reports confirmed that Magpies striker Andy Carroll's
Range Rover had been torched as it stood outside Kevin Nolan's Darras Hall home
the previous night.
Living with team mate Kevin Nolan as part of his bail conditions for an ongoing
court case for assault, Carroll had recently bought the car after signing a new
The police appealed appealed for information about the fire and some graffiti
that had been written on the adjacent garage door.
Only an unlucky late own goal denied United the
win, despite playing with ten men for 65 minutes after Cheick Tiote was
shown a straight red for a studs-up challenge.
A resolute display spearheaded by Fabricio Coloccini looked to have been enough, but he'd been forced off through injury by the time a
hopeful free kick glanced off Demba Ba's chin and left Tim Krul
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