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Dutch exodus continues
Thursday saw United confirm Tim Krul's
departure to Ajax on a season-long loan
deal - after extending his St. James' Park contract by 12 months until Summer 2018.
Krul moves to the Amsterdam ArenA following Jasper Cillessen's sale to
Barcelona, although he's still to make a playing return from the knee injury
that has sidelined him since October 2015.
Joining United in 2005 from Dutch side Den Haag, a senior debut came in a UEFA
Cup tie at Palermo the following November before a loan move to Falkirk.
Close to signing for Feyenoord in 2008, Krul remained on Tyneside but was
loaned to Carlisle United before a domestic bow for Newcastle came from the
bench during the opening game of the 2009/10 season.
Taking over as the club's first-choice custodian, his 185th and most recent
appearance in our colours was a 1-6 defeat at Manchester ten months ago.
With Matz Sels, Karl Darlow and Rob Elliot all at SJP and Freddie Woodman now
on a long-term deal, it remains to be seen whether Krul has played his last
game for Newcastle.
If nothing else though, signing the contract extension means that the 28
year-old retains some value and won't be a free agent at the end of his loan.
It will be interesting to see though whether he can feature regularly in the
Eredivisie this season, with recent seasons at United blighted by injuries
that sadly appear to have left their mark on the player.
Krul becomes the third Dutch international to leave Gallowgate this week
following on from Siem De Jong and Daryl Janmaat, leaving just Vurnon Anita
Outbound (14): Sylvain Marveaux,
Steven Taylor, Remy Cabella,
Andros Townsend, Fabricio
Siem De Jong,
Kevin Mbabu, Henri Saivet, Daryl Janmaat, Tim Krul.
Matz Sels, Matt Ritchie, Dwight Gayle,
Jesus Gamez, Isaac Hayden,
Mohamed Diame, DeAndre Yedlin.
down the local
confirmed on Thursday
evening that Adam Armstrong had agreed a new four year contract to
remain a Magpie until 2020.
The England U20 international striker follows Freddie Woodman and Rolando
Aarons in signing extensions at the club this month.
19 year-old Armstrong has been with United for a decade and played the first
of his 21 senior games (four starts) in March 2014, days before putting pen to
paper on his maiden professional deal.
No headbangers ball:
Strike pair absent
suffering head injuries that required them to leave the field on Tuesday,
United confirm that both Dwight Gayle and Aleksandar Mitrovic
will miss Saturday's visit of Brighton on medical advice.
Rolando Aarons meanwhile faces at least eight weeks out after scans confirmed that he suffered a fractured metatarsal against
sees the Seagulls heading to Tyneside for a 5.30pm kick-off that's televised
live on Sky TV.
Tickets remain on public sale, with the visitors taking 2,250 places of
which an unspecified number are still available.
NUFC: United are without a trio of players following Tuesday's EFL Cup
win over Cheltenham; Aleksandar Mitrovic and Dwight Gayle sidelined with
concussion and Rolando Aarons with a foot injury.
However it's expected that Ayoze Perez will be available to play - with or
without his bandage.
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BHAFC: The Seagulls have injury problems of their own, with a
shortage of defensive options and no imminent breakthrough in the transfer
Liam Rosenior is injured Uwe Huenemeier played for the first time in 2016 in
Tuesday's EFL Cup win at Oxford - midfielder Rohan Ince deputising in central
Making a return to their former home are managerial duo Chris
Hughton and Colin Calderwood, plus winger Kazenga LuaLua - who scored his
first senior goal for almost 12 months in midweek.
This will be the third time that Hughton has taken a seat in the away dugout
since leaving in December 2010. Returning with Norwich City for a 0-1 defeat
during September 2012, his Canaries side were then defeated 1-2 on Tyneside
just over a year later.
The Seagulls come to SJP unbeaten in six league and cup games so far this
season, drawing 0-0 at Derby before recording successive 3-0 home wins over
Nottingham Forest and Rotherham United.
While we were winning at Bristol City on Saturday, Brighton shared four goals
Recent toon transfer target Anthony Knockeart has netted in each of his last
three games, while Glenn Murray has also scored three times this season since
rejoining the club on loan from AFC Bournemouth.
Albion's EFL Cup campaign meanwhile began with a 4-0 home win over Colchester
United and continued by beating Oxford United 4-2 on the road.
Referee: Keith Stroud (Hampshire) officiating in the Championship
since back in January 2005, when he debuted by overseeing Brighton beat Watford.
His only previous competitive game involving us was a 0-2 loss at
Peterborough United in the 2009/10 League Cup including a red card for Danny
However, we did encounter Stroud last month, when he took charge of our
friendly victory at Southend.
There are no trains this Saturday, Sunday and Monday between Benton and
Monkseaton in both directions.
Replacement bus service number 900 will run between Four Lane Ends and
Trains will arrive and leave Benton from platform one; at Monkseaton trains
will use platform two. Services are scheduled resume on Tuesday 30 August.
Park & Ride etc: 2016/17
TV: Live on Sky Sports
If you're off to see the Tall Ships event in Blyth on Saturday, The
Waterloo pub will be showing our match Brighton live on Sky Sports.
It's in the town centre at 17 Bondicar Terrace, NE24 2JW.
Channel 5's Championship highlights show airs at 9pm on Saturday, with a
repeat at 10.30am on Sunday.
beIN Sports Connect Australia
beIN Sports Connect USA / fuboTV
beIN Sports 13 Middle East
beIN Sports MAX 10 (France)
Digi Sport 2 (Cz)
Eleven Sports Singapore
EuroSport 1 Russia
Nova Sport Bulgaria
SportKlub HD Croatia/Serbia/Slovenia
UK Radio: None
Local Radio: Live on BBC Radio
Although we've twice visited the Amex Stadium for FA Cup ties in recent
seasons, this will be the first time Albion have played at SJP since they
won 1-0 back in March 1992 to dent our hopes of avoiding demotion to the
third tier of English football.
Seagulls @ St. James' - all time:
1991/92 lost 0-1
1990/91 drew 0-0
1989/90 won 2-0 Gallacher, Quinn
1985/86 lost 0-2 (FAC)
1983/84 won 3-1 Keegan, Waddle, Beardsley
1982/83 lost 0-1 (FAC)
1978/79 lost 1-3 Shoulder
1961/62 won 5-0 Leek 3, Tuohy, Hale
1929/30 won 3-0 Gallacher 3 (FAC)
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Barnsley v Rotherham United (3pm)
Birmingham City v Norwich City (3pm)
Blackburn Rovers v Fulham (3pm)
Brentford v Sheff Wednesday (3pm)
Bristol City v Aston Villa (3pm
Cardiff City v Reading (3pm)
Huddersfield Town v Wolves (3pm)
Ipswich Town v Preston North End (3pm)
Nottingham Forest v Leeds United (3pm)
Wigan Athletic v QPR (3pm)
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the message from Gallowgate
Flags, who are staging another pre-game display from 5pm in the Gallowgate
End this coming Saturday.
Around 10% of the 80 flags that were removed after the Huddersfield were returned, but they stress that all flags are to be left in the
ground for future use.
To be involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- (if you did so before the Huddersfield game then you should receive an email
in the coming days).
Remember that these are club-sanctioned but 100% fan-funded, with £7,000
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Flags will be only displayed before the game and won't now be left on seats
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Thu 01.09.2016 Italy (a) Bari FR
Tue 06.09.2016 Belarus (a) Borisov WCQ
Paul Dummett (Wales)
Mon 05.09.2016 Moldova (h) Cardiff City WCQ
Matt Ritchie, Grant
Sun 04.09.2016 Malta (a) Valletta WCQ
Wed 31.08.2016 Oman (h) Dublin FR
Mon 05.09.2016 Serbia (a) Belgrade WCQ
(Whether Aleksandar Mitrovic is available for the Serbs after his recent
concussion isn't yet
Isaac Hayden (England U21)
Tue 06.09.2016 Norway (h) Colchester ECQ
Freddie Woodman (England U20) Sun 04.09.2016 Brazil (h) Kidderminster FR
(There's also a prior BCD game between the two sides at St. Georges Park on a
pulled out a fourth consecutive home tie in Wednesday's EFL Cup Third Round
draw, being paired with fellow Championship side Wolves.
Ties take place during the week commencing Monday September 19th, meaning that
the men from Molineux must visit Tyneside twice in rapid succession - facing
us at SJP in a league game on Saturday 17th.
Although we've drawn Wolves six time previously in cup competitions (meeting a
total of nine times), all of those meetings came in the FA Cup.
EFL Cup Third Round Draw:
AFC Bournemouth v Preston North
Brighton & Hove Albion v Reading
Derby County v Liverpool
Everton v Norwich City
Fulham v Bristol City
Leeds United v Blackburn Rovers
Leicester City v Chelsea
Newcastle United v Wolves
Northampton Town v Manchester United
Nottingham Forest v Arsenal
QPR v mackems
Southampton v Crystal Palace
Stoke City v Hull City
Swansea City v Manchester City
Spurs v Gillingham
West Ham v Accrington Stanley
Newcastle's ninth senior signing of the summer was confirmed on Wednesday
afternoon, with 23 year-old US
international right back DeAndre Yedlin joining from Spurs for a claimed
United progress in the EFL Cup from the SJP Directors' Box (below) on Tuesday,
before completing the formalities of a five year contract.
The player made just one senior appearance for Spurs after arriving from
Seattle Sounders in 2014 but played 25 times for the mackems while on loan
there last season, including both derby matches. He's made 39 appearances
for his country.
Confirmation of his squad number is awaited.
Road trip for DJ
Widely tipped to be among the
first players to depart following our relegation but featuring in the
opening two Championship games, Daryl Janmaat's time at Newcastle has
now come to an end.
The 27 year-old full back was linked with a move to Watford in July but
looked to have held on for other offers - with the likes of Inter Milan,
Juventus, Napoli and West Ham credited with interest in signing him.
With just a week to go before the transfer window closes though, Janmaat has
now succumbed to the bright lights of Hertfordshire and a £7.5m switch to
Vicarage Road was finalised on Wednesday.
Like the decision Andros Townsend made to sign for Crystal Palace, we're
bemused by exactly what the player thinks they are gaining by going there -
aside from a nice little earner for them and their agent.
If nothing else, Janmaat hasn't been bleating about wanting to move in public
and played on through our pre-season and the first two competitive
Along with Gini Wijnaldum though, failure to qualify for the Euro 2016 finals
meant there was nothing stopping him from starting pre-season with his
(Selhurst Park 2016/17 capacity 25,465 + Watford 2016/17 capacity 21,438 =
46,903. Attendance at Janmaat's final game NUFC v Huddersfield? 52,079)
The Dutch international moved to United from Feyenoord ahead of the 2014/15
season for a rumoured £5m, replacing Mathieu
77 outings in all competitions followed, with three of his four goals coming
in the Premier League - including our last one in that competition against
Dismissals at Swansea and Leicester were both deserved and while Mike
Williamson was criticised by interim boss John Carver for his red card against
the Foxes in the same game, our view of Janmaat's was that the full back got
himself sent off.
Our 0-3 defeat at Southampton last April also won't count among his best
moments in a Newcastle shirt - letting the Saints in to score and then
claiming it was because of injury, before damaging a hand punching something
inanimate in the dressing room.
circumstances of his injury, Janmaat missed the next six games before
returning for the season closer - by which time we'd been relegated.
Newcastle on Wednesday was midfielder Henri Saivet, who has joined
French side St. Etienne on a season long loan deal.
The 25 year-old Senegal international made just four competitive appearances
for United after arriving from Bordeaux at a claimed cost of £5m in January -
all of which came before Rafa Benitez was appointed.
Our best guess as to what prompted his arrival was that Cheick Tiote was
expected to make a move to either China that month. That never came to pass
though and Saivet leaves with Tiote still at SJP.
Saivet's departure means that three of United's four arrivals in the last
transfer window have now moved on; Andros Townsend and Seydou Doumbia already
gone and just Jonjo Shelvey remaining.
'Nam victory secured
Cheltenham Town 0
footage is online here
Bairns up against it
After a win
and a draw in their opening two fixtures, United's U18 side are in home action
on Saturday, hosting Blackburn Rovers at Little Benton (Noon).
The Rovers youngsters have enjoyed themselves on Tyneside in recent seasons,
recording 2-0, 2-0 and 1-0 victories in their last three visits.
reserves play their third successive away game in Premier League 2 on Bank
Holiday Monday, facing Aston Villa in a 3pm kick-off at Villa
Peter Beardsley's side kicked off with a 3-0 win at Norwich before losing
1-3 to West Ham this week.
Following Siem De Jong's return to Holland, another United player has been
temporarily repatriated with Kevin Mbabu making a season-long switch to
the Swiss side BSC Young Boys.
The 21 year-old defender left his native
Switzerland in January 2013 when Newcastle paid an undisclosed amount to sign
him from Servette - for whom he'd played just once competitively.
Mbabu's senior Magpies debut came a 0-1 League Cup home
loss to Sheffield Wednesday last September and he made the last of his five
appearances in the FA Cup defeat at Watford in January of this year.
Twice selected for bench duty by Rafa Benitez, Kevin travelled with the first
team to Ireland for pre-season training in July but returned home early due to
injury along with De Jong and didn't play in any friendlies.
Under contract until 2018, Mbabu previously left SJP on loan when
joining Rangers in February 2015, but never played a senior match for the Ibrox
Ex-Magpie Gabriel Obertan has
found himself a new club, signing a two year deal with Russian Premier League
side Anji Makhachkala.
The 27 year-old Frenchman ended his five year stint with United in the summer
when his contract expired and has now signed for the side he faced during our
2012/13 Europa League campaign.
Spot kick agony
An epic night of EFL Cup football on Tuesday saw the Cumbrians lose at Championship side Derby County,
but only after 120 minutes of play and a sudden death penalty shootout.
Defender Macaulay was in the starting line-up and saw his side fall behind,
only to force extra time thanks to a 95th minute equaliser.
With no further scoring the game was decided on spot kicks and although
Gillesphey netted his, the Rams ultimately progressed thanks to a 14-13
Carlisle now move on to Barnet in League Two on Saturday.
Ivan Toney (Shrewsbury Town)
Ivan returned to the North East on Wednesday night when Shrewsbury faced the mackems
in the EFL Cup.
Included in the starting XI he played 79 minutes of a single goal defeat. A
measly 13,979 attended.
Next up for the Shrews is a home game against Gillingham in League One on
Florian Thauvin (Olympique Marseille)
Lorient (h) Ligue 1, Friday
Siem De Jong (PSV Eindhoven)
FC Groningen (h) Eredivisie, Sunday
Henri Saivet (St. Etienne)
Toulouse (h) Ligue 1, Sunday
Liam Smith (Crewe Alexandra) injured
Tyneside-based merchandiser Spirit of 69
have again sold out of their "El Jefe"
hat design, with the only remaining ones available by special order
David Hood from
sunny Worcestershire correctly identified our photo of a young Marcelino.
We kept hold of one for a free-to-enter giveaway and
Thanks to all who entered.
& Blue Monday
Ham Res 3 Newcastle Res 1
footage is online here
PSV Eindhoven confirmed on Monday that they'd reached agreement on a
season-long loan deal for Siem De Jong after he contrived to pass a
Unlike Florian Thauvin's recent temporary switch to Olympique Marseille
though, there's no mention from either United or the Dutch side about any
clause making the deal into a permanent one.
It's believed that the deal was delayed until the addition of step-free access
to the home dressing room at the Philips Stadion, while late interest from
Holby City failed to materialise into a firm bid.....
The Dutch side already have former Magpie loan misfit turned deadly striker
Luuk De Jong on their books and Siem's younger brother is now club captain.
27 year-old Siem signed a six year contract when arriving from Ajax for a £6m
fee in July 2014, but his time at United was nothing short of
The last of his 26 competitive appearances was an 89th minute substitute at
Aston Villa in May and he leaves having made just seven starts from a possible
88 games we've played in all competitions since.
Plagued by multiple injury and fitness issues including a collapsed lung and
an eye problem, De Jong was sent home from Newcastle's pre-season training
camp in Ireland back in July with a hamstring problem.
Bristol City 0
Watch Gayle's goal
Old boy returns
Over three years after ending
his playing career at SJP, former goalkeeper Steve Harper has joined
United's Academy coaching staff.
The 41 year-old has now officially retired from playing and will have
responsibility for young goalkeepers at Newcastle in the U9 to U16 age
Holder of a UEFA A licence, Harper has recently been coaching at
Middlesbrough's Academy and by his own admission, he has "a PhD in
Newcastle United" after spending 20 years there from 1993.
Derby County (a)
Following the international break, Newcastle return to Championship action on
Saturday September 10th, heading to the iPro Arena for a 5.30pm kick-off.
The Magpies have sold their 3,200 allocation.
Stadium DE24 8XL (33,597)
Nearest railway station: Derby (0.7 miles)
Return mileage from SJP: 335 miles
coach and caretaker boss Nigel Pearson is in charge of the home side.
TV: Live on Sky Sports
Overseas TV: tbc
UK Radio: None
Local Radio: Live on BBC Radio
Stats: To follow
Newcastle's second away game in four days takes them to West London on Tuesday
September 13th for a 7.45pm kick-off at Loftus Road.
The Magpies have been allocated 1,800 places.
Loftus Road W12 7PJ (18,360)
Nearest railway station: Shepherds Bush (1 mile)
Nearest tube station: White City (0.4 miles)
Return mileage from SJP: 566 miles
Team: To follow
QPRFC: Managing the
R's is Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink while Les Ferdinand has the Director of
Football role and James Perch remains on the playing staff.
Overseas TV: tbc
UK Radio: None
Local Radio: Live on BBC Radio
Stats: To follow
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
(7p per minute plus network charge)
* 0044 870 444 1892
Online Box Office is here
SJP seating plan is here
"Newcastle United have written to season ticket holders to confirm that required updates
of its ticketing system are now complete.
"From early September, all supporters who pay for their season ticket with a
lump sum up front will be receiving a refund payment to the value of 10% of
their season ticket.
"The club will be writing to supporters individually to confirm precise details
of how this payment will be made very shortly.
"Season ticket holders who use the club's Direct Debit scheme will start to see
lower monthly payments from September onwards, which will equate to a total
final saving of 10%.
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
would 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?
Sat 27.08.2016 U18s v Blackburn Rovers (h) @ Little Benton, Noon. U18 Premier League.
Sat 27.08.2016 Brighton (h) @ SJP, 5.30pm. Championship.
Public sale now. Live
on Sky Sports.
NB: No metro service between Benton and
Mon 29.08.2016 Res v
Aston Villa (a) @ Villa Park, 3pm. Premier League 2.
NB: New kick-off time.
Sat 10.09.2016 U18s v mackems (a) @ academy of plight, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 10.09.2016 Derby County (a)
@ iPro Stadium, 5.30pm. Championship. Live
on Sky Sports. SOLD OUT (Allocation:
Mon 12.09.2016 Res v
Stoke City (h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm. Premier League 2.
Tue 13.09.2016 QPR (a)
@ Loftus Road, 7.45pm. Championship. ST holder sale now,
0 points. Member
sale (if any) Tue 30.08.2016. Prices: £34 & £29 adults, £24 &
£20 over-60s / 18-21s, £17 & 14 U18s. U8s free entry when bought
with £29 adult seat.
Allocation: 1,800 (approx 550 are restricted view and carry a slightly
Sat 17.09.2016 U18s v Wolves (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League.
17.09.2016 Wolves (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Championship.
Member sale now, public sale from Mon 29.08.2016
(online), Mon 05.09.2016 (by phone/in person).
Mon 19.09.2016 Res v
Brighton (a) @ Amex Stadium, 7pm. Premier League 2.
w/c Mon 19.09.2016 Wolves (h)
@ SJP, KO tbc. EFL Cup Third Round.
Ticket details tbc.
Sat 24.09.2016 U18s v Derby County (a) @ Oakwood Academy, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Sat 24.09.2016 Aston Villa (a)
@ Villa Park, 5.30pm. Championship. Live
on Sky Sports. Ticket details tbc.
Mon 26.09.2016 Res v
Swansea City (h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm. Premier League 2.
Wed 28.09.2016 Norwich City (h)
@ SJP, 7.45pm. Championship.
Ticket details tbc.
Championship season ends (all games kick off at Noon).
(Championship playoff final takes place at Wembley Stadium on Mon
Sun 09.10.2016 Alan Shearer's Newcastle Legends team
v Keith Gillespie's Manchester Select, Kingston Park, 1.30pm.
Tickets from £10 adults & £5 juniors via 0871 226 6060 or online here
(Hospitality packages via 0191 214 2892). Proceeds donated to the Alan Shearer Foundation.
NUFC UK live TV coverage:
NUFC Live on Sky Sports:
Brighton (h) 5.30pm
Sat 10.09.2016 Derby County (a) 5.30pm Sat 24.09.2016
Aston Villa (a) 5.30pm
Sun 20.11.2016 Leeds United (a) 1.15pm
(Live games selected up to and
including Sat 26.11.2016)
League Cup (aka The EFL Cup):
R3 w/c 19.09.2016
R4 w/c 24.10.2016
R5 w/c 28.11.2016
SF1 w/c 09.01.2017
SF2 w/c 23.01.2017
F Sun 26.02.2017
United enter in Round 3 - draw date tbc
F Sat 27.05.2017
United declined an invitation to enter a team in the 2016/17 EFL
Northumberland Senior Cup:
Alnwick Town v Heaton Stannington
Ashington v Blyth Town
Morpeth Town v Whitley Bay
Newcastle Benfield v Bedlington Terriers
West Allotment Celtic v Team Northumbria
(NUFC, North Shields and Blyth Spartans all have a bye to the Second
Metro line closures 2016:Central Metro station will be closed
all day Saturday and Sunday as follows:
03.09.2016 & 04.09.2016 (no NUFC game)
17.09.2016 & 18.09.2016 (Wolves h)
23.09.2016 & 24.09.2016 (Villa a)
01.10.2016 & 02.10.2016 (Rotherham a)
08.10.2016 & 09.10.2016 (no NUFC game)
International Magpies |
National Service |
2016/17 future match dates:
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:
1884 William Hampson born, Radcliffe, Manchester. (1914-27)
signed from Norwich City who featured for the Magpies
before and after the break in league football due to WW1.
Part of Newcastle's 1924 FA Cup winning side, Billy made
two appearances in the title- winning season of 1926/27,
later moving on to South Shields.
A managerial career began at Carlisle in 1930, with a
later stint in charge of Ashington before serving 12 years
at Leeds United up to 1947 - after which Hampson was
appointed their chief
Billy died in Congleton, Cheshire in 1966.
1893 George Pyke born,
Centre forward signed by Newcastle for the princely sum
of £20 from Rutherford College in the city.
Joining the 17th Service (Football) Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment,
action at the Battle of the Somme in 1916, resuming his playing
Making his first team debut in 1919, he failed to find the
net in three games that season, but scored twice in a 3-0
victory at Sheffield United in his first outing of the
Only one more goal followed though, as he failed to
dislodge Neil Harris from the number nine shirt and moved
on to Blyth Spartans ahead of the 1922/23 season.
George passed away in March 1977 at the age of 83.
1910 Thomas Wilfred Feeney born,
Grangetown, Middlesbrough. (1930-32)
Inside left who was playing for Whitby United when
Newcastle signed him as cover midway through the 1930/31
Making his debut in a 2-2 home draw with West Ham in
January 1932, Feeney's only toon goal was in a 1-2 loss at
hometown club Middlesbrough the following month.
Joining Notts County in the summer of 1932, Wilf later
played for Lincoln City, Stockport County, Halifax and
Chester, ending his playing career in 1939 at Darlington.
Feeney died in 1973 on Teesside.
1938 Bryan Harvey born, Stepney.
Goalkeeper signed from Wisbech Town
and given his chance within a month of signing, in place of
Stewart Mitchell - who himself was deputising for
Newcastle's first-choice custodian Ronnie Simpson.
Debuting in a 3-1 home win over Wolves, Bryan retained his place in the side until the closing weeks of the
1960/61 season, when new signing Dave Hollins took over
but couldn't prevent relegation.
Bryan moved on and signed for Cambridge City before
returning to league football with Blackpool and later,
Saving six penalties in season 1964/65 (two in the same game)
Harvey helped the Cobblers gain
Division One, along with Newcastle.
Later struggling with injury (breaking two fingers), Harvey exited the County
Ground in 1968 in favour of Kettering Town.
Worked at a chemical factory after ending his playing days, Bryan remained
living in Northampton and died in April 2006.
1922 Everton (h)
39-year-old Sandy Mutch made his debut on the first day of the
season, and shared goalkeeping duties with Bill Bradley as United
eventually finished fourth in Division One.
1933 Portsmouth (h)
1939 Millwall (a)
Brolly, Richardson 2
This was the first of only three games played in the 1939/40
season, after which league football was cancelled due to a rather
bigger European fixture.
1944 Gateshead (a)
1950 Everton (h)
Future Toffees boss Harry Catterick was on target for the visitors
as United were held 1-1 at home for the second time in four days.
1953 Liverpool (a)
Inside forward Kevin Baron hit both goals for the home side, who
included future boss Bob Paisley in their XI.
1959 Birmingham City (a)
Eastham 2 (2pens), White
Stubbs, Gordon, Orritt, Hooper(pen)
Three ahead at the break, City made it 4-0 before George
Eastham netted two quick penalties. Len White further reduced the
arrears, but United couldn't find an equaliser.
1961 Preston North End (a)
United's extended their unbeaten start to the season to three games
- and three clean sheets for 'keeper Dave Hollins.
1963 Middlesbrough (a) 0-3 (0-3)
Gibson, Kaye 2
An Arthur Kaye brace and one from Ian Gibson accounted for the
Magpies at Ayresome Park.
1967 Liverpool (a)
Hateley(8,47,75), Hughes(30), Hunt(41,87)
This comprehensive clumping at Anfield saw both Emlyn Hughes and Tony Hateley
score their first Liverpool goals - the latter going on to claim a
1970 Nottingham Forest (h) 1-1 (0-1)
The eighth and last goal of John McNamee's time in a black and
white shirt earned Joe Harvey's side a point against a Forest side who
were managed by Matt Gillies.
lpswich Town (h) Despite a fourth goal in as many games for Malcolm Macdonald,
United were beaten on home soil by Bobby Robson's side for the second
time in just five months.
Luton Town (h)
A debut for new £200K signing Peter Withe coincided with
Newcastle's first win of the season - at the third attempt.
Coventry City (a) 2-1
The late show, Highfield Road style as Terry
Gibson's effort for the Sky Blues provoked George Reilly into an equaliser,
before Ian Stewart found a late winner.
The West Midlands Constabulary were in fine form, ejecting
numerous travelling fans for the heinous crime of not wearing
1989 Leicester City (a)
After United's eye-catching 5-2 open day win over Leeds, both
scorers were on the mark again at Filbert Street.
Magpies boss Jim Smith handed a debut to Mark Stimson, who appeared at left back in
place of Paul Sweeney.
Tottenham Hotspur (h) 2-0
After a midweek win over Derby at the rebuilt SJP, George
Graham's Cockerels were next to succumb.
United featuring substitute James Coppinger for the final 11 minutes
of this game, which proved to be the sum total of his senior
competitive career at the club.
Alan Shearer made his comeback from injury as a second half sub
on a day when Peter Reid's side somehow escaped with a point, despite
being almost totally outplayed. Chief culprit for United was Nolberto
Solano, who missed four noteworthy opportunities.
It was a case of red shirts and red faces for
Newcastle reserves, who wore an unfamiliar red & black combination
as they went down 3-1 at Hartlepool United.
Made up of the away shorts and socks plus plus the home side's away
top (above), this was at the request of the referee, in view of the fact him and his
officials wore black - the same colour as Newcastle's change
Carl Cort got our
goal but by then we were already 3-0 behind, thanks to strikes from David Foley and Jermaine Easter (2).
NUFC.com match report
young United reserve side hit double figures in a pre-season friendly against
West Allotment Celtic,
scoring five in both halves.
Lewis Guy (2), Martin Brittain and Guy Bates netted before the interval. Guy grabbing three more in the second
half, along with Danny Howe and Darryl Smylie goals.
Albert Luque Martos became a Magpie, as the club took their summer transfer
spending over the £20m mark.
The Barcelona-born 27 year-old signed a five year deal with the
Magpies. The fee quoted by various media sources was around €14m /
£9.5m, although it turned out to be an incredible £11.4m.
later and the Spaniard slunk out of the backdoor to Ajax for next to
nothing - a damning indictment of the Shepherd/ Souness transfer era.
Middlesbrough (a) 2-2 (1-1)
Sam Allardyce's Magpies preserved their
unbeaten start to the season but were twice pegged back and
lost Stephen Carr to injury within five minutes.
Fellow defender Peter Ramage then limped off after the interval, on a
day when owner Mike Ashley appeared for the first time clad in a black
and white shirt - in the Directors box.
The scorer of Boro's opener also received some barracking
from the away fans, which gave certain journalists ammunition to label
them as "Islamophobic" and urge anyone who would listen that
"something must be done."
2008 Coventry City (a)
3-2 (aet), 2-2 (2-1)
Carling Cup Second Round
N'Zogbia(21), Milner(38), Owen(97)
A debut for Sebastien Bassong and a first outing to the Ricoh
Arena ended with Michael Owen's extra-time winner - although storm
clouds were beginning to gather...
United's first two goals looked like own goals but were
credited to two Magpies who would be on their way.
N'Zogbia would leave for
Wigan in the January 2009 transfer window, citing JFK's
infamous "insomnia" mispronunciation of his name as the final
The departure of Milner to Aston Villa was rather more rapid, with
Martin O'Neill in the stands watching the winger in what proved to be
his final game in a Newcastle shirt.
United boss Kevin Keegan was advised after the final whistle that
Villa's £12m offer had been accepted - and conducted post-match
interviews with a disconsolate expression on his face. Within a week
he himself had gone.
Huddersfield Town (h)
Carling Cup 2nd Round
Guthrie(36), Geremi(48), Ameobi(64pen), Nolan(84)
An entertaining night at SJP saw Newcastle retain their undefeated record
for the season, coming from behind to beat Lee Clark's Terriers.
2011 QPR concluded the free transfer signing of United midfielder Joey
Barton, who moved to Loftus Road on a four year deal.
With his registration not concluded in time to face Wigan, he was set to
debut at Loftus Road on Monday September
12th - against Newcastle, live on Sky. Fancy that.
Capital One Cup 2nd Round
Our first visit to
Priestfield since 1976 ended well, with
a no-frills win courtesy of
an own goal.
Ex-mackem defender, John Egan, deflected a Gabriel Obertan cross past his own
'keeper to settle a tie that we rarely looked in any
danger of not winning in 90 minutes.