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Having completed a century of league games for
United on Saturday, fresh doubts have emerged over whether Papiss Cisse
will be around to make his 101st.
Asked by reporters whether he would still be at the club when the current
transfer window closes at 6pm tonight, the man from Senegal replied:
"I donít know. Seriously, I donít know. I donít like to speak
about it. always want to play. Iím always ready to play.
"If the manager gives me the chance to play, I will play. I work very
hard on the training pitch every day, but I donít know if Iíve done
"The decision is for the gaffer to make and I accept that, but itís
very hard for me.Ē
Cisse's Mr 15% Madou Diene commented meanwhile:
"If the right offer comes I will ask
Papiss to consider it. Nobody wants to be at a club where you don't feel
"There has been no offer from
Galatasaray yet, it is only talk in the media. But there has been nothing
"Perhaps if there was it would be
considered because at Papiss' age he wants to play regular football. No matter
which team he plays for he needs service because he will score goals.
"During his time at Newcastle, he's
never had proper service which makes his goal tally even more remarkable.
"As long as Papiss is here he will
score goals. He can't do that if he's sitting on the bench."
30 year-old Cisse is under contract at SJP until 2017 and it's claimed by
a number of papers that he is currently available for a £6m transfer fee.
There has been a reluctance to sanction a move to another Premier League club,
with claims of interest from clubs in Turkey, China and the Middle East doing
the rounds for the last 18 months.
Ironically, the antics of Aleksandar Mitrovic against Arsenal had given
Cisse a route back into the starting eleven for our next three games (pending
With Emmanuel Riviere still sidelined by injury and Adam Armstrong farmed
out on loan, Cisse's departure would leave United with only Ayoze Perez as
striking cover - replicating the situation last season that almost cost us
dear when our number nine sat out sixteen PL games for a variety of
Olivier Kemen has signed for Ligue 1 side Lyon and was presented as
their player on Monday evening, ahead of the earlier closing of their
The 19 year-old midfielder failed to make a first team
appearance for United, although he did feature in the senior squad last
season under John
No mention of the fee paid has appeared yet, with the length of the player's
existing deal at SJP also never publicly disclosed.
Kemen joined United from French
side Metz for an undisclosed compensation fee in Summer of 2013.
Representing France at U16 and U17 level
before becoming a Magpie, his first experience of English football came in a
reserve friendly at Workington.
Making his competitive bow for the club in a
2-4 U21 league loss at Reading during August 2013, Kemen appeared in a handful
of reserve games that season.
A regular starter for the U18s, Olivier also
became an online cause celebre for a few days in March 2014 when his
"hand of God" goal against Chelsea in an FA Youth Cup tie at SJP was
viewed across the planet.
Again with the U21s last season, Kemen netted
fine efforts against Wolves and Blackburn Rovers. However he missed the chance
to impress new boss Steve McClaren on United's USA tour, captaining France
U19s in the European Championship Finals instead.
And the genesis of his move to Lyon seems to have come then, with a series of
good displays seeing him receive positive coverage in France - and two of his
regular U19 colleagues already with Olympique.
Kemen's departure comes soon after Mehdi Abeid exited from the club - another
low cost purchase by United of a Frenchman that failed to come off.
Sunk by A. Marriner
Newcastle 0 Arsenal
Last weekend's Premier League results:
Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal
Aston Villa 2-2 mackems
Bournemouth 1-1 Leicester City
Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace
Liverpool 0-3 West Ham
Manchester City 2-0 Watford
Stoke City 0-1 West Bromwich Albion
Spurs 0-0 Everton
Southampton 3-0 Norwich City
Swansea 2-1 Manchester United
Proud sponsors of
clubs in his native Argentina plus Brazil and Italy, former Magpie Jonas
Gutierrez has turned up in Spain after agreeing a deal with Deportivo La
Coincidentally, that's the same club that United bought his Gallowgate pal
Fabricio Coloccini from in 2008.
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international callups involving NUFC players:
Mackenzie Heaney (U17s):
Wed 26.08.2015 Italy (h) Telford FR won 3-0
Mackenzie played the full 90 minutes.
Fri 28.08.2015 Turkey (h) Walsall FR won 2-1
Starting the game on the bench, Heaney arrived as a 55th minute substitute
with England 2-1 ahead - which was the final score.
Sun 30.08.2015 Portugal (h) Burton FR lost 3-7
Another 90 minute shift for Heaney brought him a goal, finishing off a 14th
minute counter attack from a Portugal corner with a close-range finish to put
the Young Lions 2-1 ahead.
England hosted this four team friendly event as a warm-up for the
European Championship qualifying tournament in Portugal in late September -
the first step on the road to the finals in Azerbaijan next May.
Alex Gilliead (U20s):
Mon 07.09.2015 Czech Republic (h) Shrewsbury FR
Adam Armstrong, Freddie Woodman (U19s):Loan:
Fri 04.09.2015 Germany (a) Bergisch Gladbach FR
Mon 07.09.2015 Croatia (a) Zagreb FR
Paul Woolston ( U18s):
Thu 03.09.2015 Holland (a) Zeist FR
Sat 05.09.2015 Holland (a) Zeist FR
Other youth callups:
Kyle Cameron (Scotland U19):
Wed 02.09.2015 Bulgaria (a) FR
Fri 04.09.2015 Bulgaria (a) FR
hands for Heed
third young Newcastle goalkeeper has left the club on loan, with Brendan
Pearson following Freddie Woodman and Paul Woolston out of Gallowgate.
18 year-old Pearson has made the short trip over the Tyne to Gateshead as
cover for Woolston, who is currently on loan to the Tynesiders but soon to be absent due to
England international commitments.
Pearson moves to the International Stadium on a 28 day youth loan.
Remy Cabella (Olympique Marseille):
A second start in OM colours for Remy came on Friday night in a 0-2 loss away to Guingamp
in Ligue 1. He lasted 77 minutes before being replaced.
Ameobi came off the bench with 20 minutes remaining as Cardiff won 2-1
at Nottingham Forest in the Championship on Saturday.
Shane Ferguson (Millwall):
Injury meant that Fergie was again missing from the matchday squad as Millwall lost 0-2 at
home to Chesterfield in League One on Saturday.
Woodman (Crawley Town):
Another clean sheet for Freddie as it finished goalless at Wycombe Wanderers
in League Two on Saturday.
Brendan Pearson (Gateshead):
Goalkeeper Brendan was an unused substitute as the Heed won 2-0 at home to
Lincoln City in the National League on Monday.
Paul Woolston (Gateshead):
Ahead of linking up with England U18s, goalkeeper Wooly was an unused substitute for Saturday's
2-0 away win at Guiseley.
Adam Armstrong (Coventry City):
Arma played the full game but didn't add to his goals tally as the Sky Blues
drew 2-2 at home to Southend United in League One on Monday evening.
Vurnon Anita, Tim Krul,
Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands):
Thu 03.09.2015 Iceland (h) Amsterdam ECQ
Sun 06.09.2015 Turkey (a) Konya ECQ
Rob Elliot (Ireland):
Fri 04.09.2015 Gibraltar (n) Faro ECQ
Mon 07.09.2015 Georgia (h) Dublin ECQ
Chancel Mbemba (DR Congo):
Sun 06.09.2015 C.A.R. (a) Bangui ACNQ
Shane Ferguson (Northern Ireland):
Fri 04.09.2015 Faroe Islands (a) Torshavn ECQ
Mon 07.09.2015 Hungary (h) Belfast ECQ
Aleksandar Mitrovic (Serbia):
Fri 04.09.2015 Armenia (h) Novi Sad ECQ
Mon 07.09.2015 Serbia (h) Bordeaux FR
Moussa Sissoko (France):
Fri 04.09.2015 Portugal (a) Lisbon FR
Mon 07.09.2015 Serbia (h) Bordeaux FR
PS: There was no place for Papiss Cisse in the Senegal squad for
an African Cup of
Nations qualifier against Namibia, Paul Dummett was
excluded from the Welsh selection to face Cyprus and Israel and Cheick
Tiote missed out Ivory Coast's meeting with Sierra Leone.
to the future
confirmation that away ticket prices for this season's Premier League meetings
between Newcastle and West Ham have been pegged at £25 for adults,
another reciprocal pricing deal has been announced.
Toon fans visiting Watford in January will also now be charged £25 for
admission - with Hornets followers paying the same at Gallowgate in September.
That £25 charge is identical to what Toon followers paid for our last
top-flight game at Vicarage Road - back in May 2007.
(Away concessions for both games will cost £17.50 for over-65s, £15 for
16-19s and £10 for U16s.)
Capital One Cup:
he's a jolly
Newcastle 4 Northampton
footage is online here
report is online here
Newcastle return to action on Monday week (September 14th) in what is
their final scheduled appearance at the Boleyn Ground before the Hammers
relocate to their new home at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford.
Our very first visit to Upton Park was for an FA Cup tie during February 1909
that ended in a 0-0 draw.
Kickoff is at 8pm and all away end tickets are sold.
Our latest offer comes from William Hill, who have doubled their
introductory free matched bet offer from £25 to £50 for punters
signing up via NUFC.com. Click on the image below and use the BETS50
NUFC: To follow.
Magpies @ Upton Park: Premier Years:
2014/15: Lost 0-1
Premier League fixtures:
2013/14: Won 3-1 Cabaye 2, Remy
2012/13: Drew 0-0
2010/11: Won 2-1 Nolan, Carroll
2008/09: Lost 1-3 Owen
2007/08: Drew 2-2 Martins, Geremi
2006/07: Won 2-0 Duff, Martins
2005/06: Won 4-2 Owen 3, Shearer
2002/03: Drew 2-2 Bellamy, Jenas
2001/02: Lost 0-3
2000/01: Lost 0-1
1999/00: Lost 1-2 Speed
1998/99: Lost 0-2
1997/98: Won 1-0 Barnes
1996/97: Drew 0-0
1995/96: Lost 0-2
1994/95: Won 3-1 Lee, Mathie, OG
1993/94: Won 4-2 Cole, Lee 2, Mathie
WHUFC: Former Magpie Andy Carroll is predicted to make his latest comeback
from injury in this game.
Four games into their Premier League season after a six game Europa League
campaign and the Hammers have recorded two clean sheets and collected six
That they came from a 2-0 win at Arsenal and a 3-0 success at Liverpool, while
their two home games were both lost (1-2 to Leicester and 3-4 to Bournemouth)
is one of the more unexpected stories of 2015/16 so far.
Everton v Chelsea (12.45pm)
Arsenal v Stoke City (3pm)
Crystal Palace v Manchester City (3pm)
Norwich City v Bournemouth (3pm)
Watford v Swansea City (3pm)
West Bromwich Albion v Southampton (3pm)
Manchester United v Liverpool (5.30pm) Sky
mackems v Spurs (1.30pm) Sky
Leicester City v Aston Villa (4pm) Sky
UK Radio: tbc
NE Radio: Live
commentary on BBC Newcastle
UK TV: Live on Sky Sports
Overseas TV: To follow
Capital One Cup:
Newcastle's reward for overcoming League Two
Northampton Town 4-1 in the Capital One Cup Second Round is
another home tie, this time against Championship side Sheffield Wednesday.
That will take place on Wednesday
September 23rd @ 7.45pm and a result must be achieved on the night, via 30 minutes extra time
and penalties if required.
The Owls beat Mansfield Town and Oxford United at Hillsborough to reach Round
Three and the tie sets up a return to SJP for ex-Magpie player and manager
Glenn Roeder, now Wednesday's Director of Football.
Like Northampton, Newcastle have never previously faced Wednesday in this
competition but the sides are no strangers in the FA Cup, with United winning
all but one of the five ties - the last back in 1981.
A second half strike from Ayoze Perez separated the two sides in our most
recent match-up - a friendly fixture in the Steel City back in July 2014.
And a Shola Ameobi effort gave us a 1-0 home win in August 2009 on Wednesday's most recent visit to
Tyneside - a Championship encounter.
Our last exit from the competition at the hands of a lower league side came
back in October 2003, when West Bromwich Albion recorded a 2-1 victory
on Tyneside in a Third Round tie.
Since then our hopes of silverware have been dashed by teams in the same
division as us - with a 2009/10 exit coming from fellow Championship side
Third Round ties are played in the week commencing Monday September 21st,
meaning that Saturday home Premier League games against Watford and Chelsea
will bookend the visit of Sheffield Wednesday.
Third Round ties:
Aston Villa v Birmingham City
Fulham v Stoke City
Hull City v Swansea City
Leicester City v West Ham
smoggies v Wolves
Preston North End v Bournemouth
Reading v Everton
mackems v Manchester City
Crystal Palace v Charlton Athletic
Liverpool v Carlisle United
Manchester United v Ipswich Town
MK Dons v Southampton
Newcastle United v Sheffield Wednesday
Norwich City v West Bromwich Albion
Spurs v Arsenal
Walsall v Chelsea
Fixtures, Tickets etc.
The ticket office is on the first floor of the SJP club shop,
under the Gallowgate End towards the Strawberry.
Paid-for matchday ticket collections take place from the windows at the back of
the Gallowgate End Stand, above NINE Bar.
Matchday ticket sales are from the Box Office in the Milburn Stand, just up
the slope from the Sir Bobby Robson Statue.
SJP Box Office phone: 0844 372 1892*
(Open for away ticket sales and enquiries during the above Box Office hours).
* 0044 870 444 1892 from overseas
2015/16 season tickets are now on public sale,
with availability in all areas of SJP.
NUFC confirm that new season ticket cards will be issued ahead of next
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 same time.
Away tickets are sold only to season ticket holders and members. All ST holders are also 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's members only away ticket policy is
still in force, with
only NUFC ST holders and members able to purchase tickets.
the public face of the Newcastle United
Travel Plan, designed to help fans attend matches using the most efficient and sustainable methods available.
to the Toon?
City guide here
Geordie Map here
NE guide here
on the VTEC logo for details of a new discount train travel scheme for
NUFC ST holders and members.
Tue 01.09.2015 Transfer window closes @ 6pm.
Sat 05.09.2015 U18s v Manchester United (h)
@ Little Benton, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
U21s v Arsenal (h)
@ SJP, 7pm. U21 Premier League.
Sat 12.09.2015 U18s v Middlesbrough (a)
@ Rockcliffe Park, 11am. U18 Premier League.
West Ham (a) @ Boleyn Ground, 8pm. Premier League. SOLD
Sat 19.09.2015 U18s v
@ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Watford (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. Public sale
now (online), Thu 03.09.2015 (in person / by phone)
U21s v West Ham (a)
@ Rush Green, Romford, 7pm. U21 Premier League.
Sheffield Wednesday (h) @ SJP, 7.45pm. Capital One Cup Third Round.
ST Holders to apply now for their own
seat £15 adults, £5 concessions. Members sale Thu 03.09.2015. General sale Sat
U18s v Liverpool (a)
@ LFC Academy, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Chelsea (h) @ SJP, 5.30pm. Premier League. Ticket
sale details awaited. Live
U21s v Swansea City (h)
@ Whitley Park, 7pm. U21 Premier League.
Sat 03.10.2015 U18s v Blackburn Rovers (h)
@ Little Benton, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Manchester City (a) @ Etihad Stadium, 3pm. Premier League. Ticket
sale details awaited.
Fri 04.09.2015 Alan Shearer @ Dunston Lancastrian Suite. £30 including supper.
(Event is in aid
of Wallsend Boys Club and adults only - strictly no children allowed).
Thu 17.09.2015 Football writers Michael Walker & Harry Pearson
in conversation @ the Lit & Phil, Newcastle. Free entry.
Thu 01.10.2015 John Beresford (with MC John Gibson) @ Leam Lane Social
Club. £10 including pie & peas. Contact: 07800 770411 firstname.lastname@example.org
(for Felling Magpies)
Fr 13.11.2015 Tommy Wright, Steve Howey, John Beresford, Brian Kilcline, Kevin
Scott @ Dunston Lancastrian Suite, further details to follow.
Capital One Cup Round dates:
3rd: w/c 21.09.2015
4th: w/c 26.10.2015
5th: w/c 30.11.2015
SF1: w/c 04.01.2016
SF2: w/c 25.01.2016
F: Sun 28.02.2016
FA Cup Round dates:
3rd: w/e of 09.01.2016
4th: w/e of 30.01.2016
5th: w/e of 20.02.2016
6th: w/e of 12.03.2016
SF: Sat 23.04.2016 / Sun 24.04.2016
F: Sat 21.05.2016
Confirmed NUFC UK live TV coverage:
NUFC Live on Sky Sports:
Mon 14.09.2015 West Ham (a) 8pm
Sat 26.09.2015 Chelsea (h) 5.30pm
Sun 18.10.2015 Norwich City
Sun 25.10.2015 mackems (a) Noon
NUFC Live on BT Sport:
Sat 07.11.2015 Bournemouth (a) 12.45pm
Selections made up to Sun 29.11.2015.
Future live TV picks
should appear thus:
Dec: Thu 17.09.2015
Jan: Mon 19.10.2015
Feb: Tue 17.11.2015
Mar: Tue 05.01.2016
Apr: Wed 03.02.2016
May: Wed 23.03.2016
Sat 26.09.2015 Chelsea (h) 5.30pm
schemes for NUFC
season ticket holders at both Gateshead FC and Darlington FC won't apply in 2015/16.
World Cup @ SJP:
The 20 team event runs from 18.09.2015 to 31.10.2015 with three games at SJP:
Sat 03.10.2015 South Africa v Scotland
Fri 09.10.2015 New Zealand v Tonga
Sat 10.10.2015 Samoa v Scotland
Update: Mark has
some new T-shirts designs available
Mark Allison aka
Run Geordie Run
will embark on his latest and longest charity quest - from Lisbon to Istanbul
- in 2016.
Raising funds for The Children's Foundation and the Sir Bobby Robson
Foundation, Mark plans to complete the 3,580 miles in 100 days via Portugal, Spain, Andorra, France, Italy,
Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece & Turkey.
Mark is also planning further runs in 2018,
2020, 2022 and 2024 - by which time he hopes to have completed the remaining
13,642 miles of his 20K mile global lap.
International Magpies |
National Service |
2015/16 match dates:
Thu-Tue 12-17.11.2015 (playoff 1 & 2)
Coxy's Cockup Corner |
Whoops, He did it Again... |
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
|On This Day in History
Born Or Died:
1894 Tom Curry born, South Shields.
Defender who made his United league debut
in a 1-0 victory at Arsenal the day before his 25th birthday.
That was on the opening day of the 1919/20 season, although Tom had moved to the club before the outbreak of
WW1, serving with The Royal Engineers during the hostilities.
Exiting SJP in favour of Stockport County in 1929, Curry retired within a
year and joined the staff at Carlisle United as their trainer.
Five years later he took up a similar post with Manchester United and assisted
Matt Busby when he took charge of the Great Britain football side at the 1948
Sadly Tom perished in the 1958 Munich Air Disaster. His body was later
returned to Manchester for cremation in the city.
Glenn Keeley born, Barking.
Central defender Glenn began his career as an apprentice at
Ipswich Town and was handed a first team debut in 1972 by manager Bobby
A £70K transfer brought him to Tyneside in the summer of 1974, as Joe Harvey
looked to bolster his defence following the loss of Bobby Moncur to the mackems.
And Keeley promptly faced Moncur and his red and whites in a Texaco Cup tie at
Roker Park in August of that year, losing 1-2.
The possessor of the longest neck ever seen at SJP (excluding Jack Charlton),
Glenn's time in toon wasn't particularly memorable, falling from favour after
some error-strewn displays and a calamitous own goal away to Middlesbrough
early in 1976.
However he did return to the side to net at the right end with a fine header in
the League Cup semi-final victory over Spurs at Gallowgate.
Appearing in the Wembley final defeat by Manchester City in that competition,
Glenn's last game came in the Anglo-Scottish Cup away at Hull City in August
1976, before joining Blackburn Rovers in a £70K move.
Spending over a decade at Ewood Park, Keeley played 370 times for Rovers but is
recalled more for a single game in the colours of Everton during November 1982.
Taken on loan with a view to a permanent transfer by his former Rovers boss
Howard Kendall, he debuted against Liverpool at Goodison and contrived to
be sent off as the Toffees were thrashed 0-5.
Remaining a Rover until 1987 when moving on to Oldham Athletic, Glenn joined Bolton
Wanderers on a free transfer in September 1988 after a loan spell at
Signing for non-league Chorley the following February, Keeley
coached at neighbouring Colne and played on for the North West Counties side
until his late forties.
Gaining a degree in Sports Rehabilitation, he coached the Blackburn ladies side
and also had a stint on the backroom staff at the Rovers Academy.
Later serving as Football Development Officer for the
English Federation of Disability Sport, Glenn was also
involved with both able-bodied and disabled community football programmes in
Gullit born, Amsterdam.
It all made some sort of curious sense: a bold attempt by
Freddy Shepherd to return to the exciting days of Kevin Keegan, after the
misadventure that was Kenny Dalglish.
In a glittering playing career, the midfielder appeared for Haarlem, Feyenoord,
PSV Eindhoven, AC Milan, Sampdoria and Chelsea - as well as winning 66 caps for
Having managed Chelsea to FA Cup final success and sixth place in the Premier
League, Gullit had fallen out with Stamford Bridge Supremo Ken Bates and lost
his job in February 1998.
When Dalglish walked the plank at SJP after just two games, Gullit was
persuaded to take his place and infamously promised to bring "Sexy Football"
Although he did oversee a run to the
FA Cup Final for a second successive season, Ruud couldn't improve on
Dalglish's league record, registering another thirteenth place finish.
After a ludicrously hectic (nine game) pre- season campaign that saw Gullit
play twice (at Reading, pictured above, and Stoke) in an attempt to educate his squad, he would remain in charge for
just five games.
Without a win and facing the mackems at SJP, Gullit angered fans ahead of
kickoff by appearing to downplay the importance of the game, compared to the
However, his cardinal error was to relegate Alan Shearer (and Duncan Ferguson)
to the bench, watch his side turn a 1-0 lead into a 1-2 loss in monsoon
conditions - and then blame his two big-name strikers.
"More a suicide note than a team sheet" was one local reporter's verdict on that
decision, but had United claimed the three points then the course of club
history could have been very different, with the number nine exiting and Gullit
remaining in power.
Without a win in twelve games and with a host of expensive acquisitions failing
to earn their keep (especially Marcelino & Maric), Gullit stood aside three
days later - leaving his assistant Steve Clarke as caretaker.
In a rambling resignation speech online here
in which he even thanked his favourite local eating places, Gullit
"The moment I came to Newcastle the journalists asked me if I
understood how big the job was and I thought I knew, now I know what they
really meant by that".
Retreating to a media punditry role, it was to be almost five years before
he made a managerial return, overseeing Feyenoord's unremarkable 2004/05
campaign before quitting.
Later hosting his own chat show on Dutch TV, Ruud's next managerial
misadventure was a 10 month spell at MLS side LA Galaxy that ended in August
He then lasted barely five months in charge of Russian side Terek Grozny before
his sacking in June 2011.
A common sight on TV screens putting the footballing world to rights, Gullit
also had an involvement with the Dutch FA - but only as a bid ambassador for
their World Cup hosting bids, far removed from a coaching role....
His most recent punditry saw him sat next to Alan Shearer on the BBC's sofa
during their World Cup coverage and they teamed the pair up again on Match of
1894 Darwen (a)
McKennie, A.King 2, Townley
Undistinguished debuts for T.Cambell - who didn't even
stick around long enough to tell anyone his Christian name
- Tom Rendell and Jock Smith.
1896 Hibernian (h)
1897 sunderland (h)
Leslie, Morgan 2
1898 sunderland (h)
1900 Nottingham Forest (h)
Debut for Charles Burgess, a Scottish defender who was an early
victim of the SJP boo boys during his 31 game tenure on Tyneside.
then signed for Portsmouth - about as far away as he could get from Gallowgate.
1902 Glasgow Rangers (h)
Rutherford, Orr, McColl
1904 Paris Athletic (a)
Appleyard 5, Howie 2, Orr 2, Templeton, Rutherford
Forty eight hours before the start of the new league season, United
faced continental opposition in the French Capital.
1906 Sunderland (h)
Appleyard(27), Rutherford(77,82), Howie(87)
1909 Bolton Wanderers (h)
Debut for centre half Wilfred Lawson.
1910 Sunderland (a)
1913 Blackburn Rovers (a)
Chapman, Latheron 2
John King moved from his native Scotland and played the first of 61
senior games for United.
1920 Everton (a)
Kirsopp 2, Crossley
William Kirsopp's opener came straight from the kickoff, before
another blow for United came when Tom Curry was unable to continue after
sustaining an injury.
The ten-man Magpies levelled through Neil Harris at the start of the
second half but Everton regained the lead through Charlie Crossley within
five minutes, making sure of the points when Kirsopp added a third.
1923 Arsenal (h)
1924 Blackburn Rovers (a)
1926 Burnley (h)
Beel 3, Bruton, Page
Sheffield United (a) 1-3
1934 Brentford (h)
Muttitt(18,60,89), Holliday(48), Hopkins(88)
1934 The Reserves played at West Bromwich Albion.
1937 Barnsley (h)
The first of centre half Jimmy Denmark's 54 appearances at Gallowgate, following
his arrival from Scottish side Third Lanark.
1945 Sheffield United (a)
og(Corbett), Knott, Nightingale
Stoke City player Bert Knott guested for the Blades
and netted on his debut.
Gibson, Milburn, Thompson
Tottenham Hotspur (h) 7-2
Mitchell(4,42), Walker(8), G.Robledo(17,75,80), Taylor(90)
An amazing demolition of the league champions, achieved without the
West Bromwich Albion (a)
Nicholls 2, Allen, Ryan
1956 Sheffield Wednesday (a)
Broadbent, Shiner, Quixall, Finney
1962 Preston North End (a) 1-2
Barely 72 hours after beating Boro 6-1 on Tyneside, United suffered
their first Deepdale defeat in five visits.
Charlton Athletic (a) 1-0
A goalscoring debut for Pop Robson, who made sporadic first team appearances
until establishing himself fully in the 1968/69 season.
1965 West Bromwich Albion (a) 2-1
A first victory back in the top flight was achieved at
the fourth time of asking - just a week after losing 1-0
to the Baggies on Tyneside.
1971 Leeds United (a)
Charlton(3), Lorimer(45), Giles(pen)(59), Madeley(4-0), Yorath(5-0)
The disturbances that followed referee Ray Tinkler's refusal to rule out an
obviously offside goal from West Bromwich Albion the previous April saw
Elland Road closed for a quartet of home league games as punishment.
However the switch to Hillsborough for this midweek game made little
difference to Don Revie's side, who exploited the gaps in our defence
caused by the absent Ollie Burton.
His replacement, John McNamee played what proved to be his final game for
Injury deprived Joe Harvey of both Malcolm Macdonald and John Tudor,
with the number nine shirt being worn by Tommy Cassidy.
Meanwhile the reserve side were on the road, beaten 2-3 by
Manchester City at Maine Road, despite a brace from George Hope.
League Cup 2nd Round
Debut for reserve striker Alan Guy and a competitive debut for
Newcastle at Priestfield.
Winning debut for Stuart Boam, newly arrived from Middlesbrough
shortly after the crocked Irving Nattrass had gone the opposite way - one of Bill
McGarry's better pieces of business.
Blackburn Rovers (a) 2-1
After the great emotion of Kevin Keegan's United debut the previous
Saturday, the bandwagon kept rolling at Ewood Park. There was a debut for John Anderson, on as
Aston Villa (h)
United stood proudly at the top of Division One for the
first time since September 1950 after this fine win.
footage is online here
Norwich City (a)
Mirandinha's debut, in doubt up to kick off, tempted thousands of
United fans to Norfolk on a weekday night, complete with Brazilian shirts
and for some never to be explained reason, sombreros.
footage is online here
1990 Blackburn Rovers (a) 1-0
A last gasp winner for Jim Smith's side, with virtually the only chance they created in
the whole game.
Howard Gayle - once on loan at SJP - missed a host of
chances for the home side, to the great amusement of the travelling
1993 Red Star Belgrade striker
Dragan Lukic was on trial at United, but after injuring himself in
training, returned home without ever playing for the club.
arranged for him went ahead regardless, Alex Mathie scored three
6-1 beating of Doncaster Rovers at Belle Vue.
1996 Keith Gillespie appeared for
Northern Ireland as they lost 1-0 at home to Ukraine in a match at Windsor
Park, Belfast. Chris Holland featured for the England U21 team as they
recorded a 2-0 away win against Moldova and Tino Asprilla scored three of
Columbia's goals as they hammered Chile 4-1.
The Reserves played at Boro's Riverside and thumped them 4-1, thanks to
goals from Brian
Kerr(2), Des Hamilton and Paul Robinson.
Former Magpie reserve Alun Armstrong got a
consolation goal for the Smoggies.
2000 A sheet metal worker from
Newcastle's grandson was born. In other words, Alan Shearer's third born
was a baby boy. The lad had barely got his first nappy on and bookmakers
were laying odds (ludicrously short) that he would play for England....
2001 A good night's work for Shay Given, who
was between the posts for Ireland as they beat the Dutch
1-0 in a World Cup Qualifier staged in Dublin.
Future Magpie Damien Duff was in the side, while
Newcastle defender Andy O'Brien won his third full
cap, appearing as a sub.
2003 The Reserves lost 2-1 to
Aston Villa at Kingston Park. Darren Ambrose scored after the break after Balaban and Davis gave Villa a 2-0 half-time lead. Steve
Harper left the field with what looked like a hamstring injury on the day
after the transfer deadline.
NUFC.com match report
Peter Ramage gave Tommy Craig's
second string a winning start to the Premier Reserve League North
campaign with a 68th minute winner against Everton.
Rammy's header from a Martin Brittain
corner was cleared off the line but the centre-back crashed the rebound
in from close range.
NUFC.com match report
Not much else happened on September 1st
but that allowed us to reflect on a quite incredible August:
01 Bobby unhappy about Shepherd quotes in media that this was his final
at Celtic: Shearer subbed and academy players on bench.
Dressing room arguments involving Dyer & Shearer
02 Bernard confirms contract stalemate
03 Bowyer ill, joins Given, O'Brien, Ambrose, Woodgate, Jenas and Taylor
05 Training ground closed due to eye infection - players told to train
on their own in local parks
06 Reserves off, training suspended
07 Training suspended
08 Robson confirms Shearer Celtic bid
09 Robert joins sick list / reserves off
10 Bramble injury requires scan
11 Boro game call-off plea rejected by PL
12 Injury and illness mean Elliott gets recall to first XI despite
13 Dyer bust up with Bobby over right wing
14 Concede last minute goal: Boro (a) 2-2
15 Bobby denies any problem with Dyer
16 Shearer linked with Man Utd move
17 Dyer agent rubbishes talk of rift
18 Dyer booed at SJP playing for England / reserves off
19 Dyer publishes unconvincing apology
20 Woodgate signs for Real Madrid
21 Onfield disarray: Spurs (h) lost 0-1
22 Sunday papers: Freddy says we have a defender lined up / Bobby says
he has no idea who we could sign.
23 Defenders needed: Rooney bid made
24 NUFC Rooney deal conspiracy statement
25 Blow 2 goal lead: Norwich (h) drew 2-2
26 Bobby reacts to Bellamy outburst
27 Shearer / Dyer dropped for Villa (a)
28 Onfield disarray: Villa (a) lost 2-4
29 Bookies cut odds on Bobby sacking
30 Bobby sacked
31 No movement in or out before the transfer deadline
After the transfer window closed our movements were something like this:
2006 In the early
hours of Friday September 1st, Newcastle made their third
signing as the transfer window closed. Along with Giuseppe
Rossi (loan) and Antoine Sibierski, free agent Olivier
Bernard returned to Tyneside.
However, the French
left-back who had been released by Rangers was completely unfit for purpose and
failed to make a single first team appearance in his second spell at the
Wigan Athletic (h)
With just three minutes to play and
our scoreless home league run standing at the 647 minute mark,
another blank return loomed for United.
Enter our old pal Titus Bramble, whose shabby clearance out of defence fell
to former colleague Steven Taylor.
The ball ended up with Oba Martins out on the right flank and he powered
forward before crossing for Michael Owen to head home at the near post. Thank you and goodnight.
2008 "Striker" Xisco
arrived from Deportivo La Coruna
and midfielder Nacho Gonzalez from Valencia as the Milner transfer money
failed to bring in Keegan's promised "wow" signings.
Xisco signed a five year deal, while Nacho joined on a season-long loan.
Meanwhile, Joey Barton stayed put
as his rumoured moves to Aston Villa or Portsmouth came to nothing. Similarly,
Alan Smith's supposed move to Goodison never materialised.
A new and improved three-year
deal was apparently offered to Michael Owen, contradicting press claims that
it was only an extra year with reduced wages.
transfer window closed at 5pm with Newcastle confirming
only that they had re-signed free agent Peter Lovenkrands on a
And despite numerous scare stories, there were no further first team
squad departures, with messrs Carroll, Nolan, Barton, Geremi, Coloccini, Gutierrez,
Butt, Krul, Enrique & Steven Taylor all staying put.
2010 United named their Premier League playing squad
for rest of 2010, coming in two names under the 25 permitted as follows:
Ameobi, Barton, Ben Arfa, Best, Campbell, Coloccini, Enrique, Forster,
Guthrie, Gutierrez, Harper, Krul, Lovenkrands, Nolan, Perch, Routledge,
R.Taylor, S.Taylor, Tiote, Williamson, Xisco.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa joined Serie A side AS Roma on loan for the rest of
the season. The Italian side stated that a £1m loan fee would be paid and
the option of a permanent move at a cost of £5.5m.
Meanwhile, Hatem Ben Arfa was pictured by Sky cameras arriving on
Humberside to conclude a loan deal to Hull City that was eventually
completed in the small hours.