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Aston Villa (a)
Spurs (h) SOLD OUT
United round off their away campaign by attempting to end a winless run of ten
fixtures away from home that stretches back to Spurs last December.
Kick-off for this non-televised game is at 3pm and all 3,000 away
tickets have been sold. Despite the fact that there will thousands of
unoccupied seats, no extra places were made available
for away fans.
For anyone looking to watch the game in Newcastle, The City Vaults are
advertising live coverage in the company of special guest Tino Asprilla.
Villa come into the game having lost their last eleven league games, a run
which matches their worst-ever sequence between March and May 1963.
The Magpies haven't lost to Villa since a 0-1 reverse at Villa Park in April
2011. Since then we've won five and drawn the other four meetings.
Disgruntled Villans have announced a pre-game march and demonstration outside the
Trinity Road Stand, while those not boycotting the game urged to join protests inside the ground.
That is claimed to involve releasing balloons and beach balls in the
74th minute. Hopefully the latter won't end up on the pitch and affect Rafa's
side - unlike his visit to the mackems in 2009 when Liverpool boss....
Coral have an enhanced offer of 8/1 on a Magpies win for new
here with a £5 maximum stake, winnings paid out as free bets and a
£5 free bet if the game doesn't end in an away victory. (current normal odds
on NUFC winning are 8/13).
Villa's Premier League home record after 18 games reads won two, drawn
four and lost 12, with their results as follows:
Won 1-0 (once)
Won 2-0 (once)
Drew 0-0 (once)
Drew 1-1 (twice)
Drew 2-2 (once)
Lost 0-1 (thrice)
Lost 0-2 (twice)
Lost 1-2 (twice)
Lost 1-3 (once)
Lost 2-3 (once)
Lost 0-4 (once)
Lost 2-4 (once)
Lost 0-6 (once)
Newcastle to win 1-0 @ 11/2
Newcastle to win 2-0 @ 13/2
Newcastle to win 2-1 @ 7/1
Newcastle to win 3-1 @ 12/1
Match to end in a 0-0 draw @ 10/1
Match to end in a 1-1 draw @ 13/2
Villa's record of scoring 14 and conceding 35 is unsurprisingly the worst in
the league and they've conceded during the last minute of the first half in
three of their last four home games.
Those 14 goals have come over ten games, meaning that they've failed to
score on eight occasions. Coral price United at 13/8 to win to nil and 6/5
to keep a clean sheet (although we've not managed that in any of our last
thirteen league and cup away games).
The away side have been winning at both HT and FT in each of Villa's last
six home games. Coral rate that at 29/20 to happen again on Saturday
and price Newcastle at 23/20 to enjoy a half time lead.
Newcastle's last 10 away wins:
2015/16 Spurs won 2-1
2015/16 Bournemouth won 1-0
2014/15 Hull won 3-0
2014/15 West Brom won 2-0
2014/15 Spurs won 2-1
2013/14 Hull won 4-1
2013/14 West Ham won 3-1
2013/14 Palace won 3-0
2013/14 Manchester United won 1-0
2013/14 Spurs won 1-0
Premier League - bottom half:
remain out, but Daryl
Janmaat is available again as is current choice
Sat 07.05.2016 Aston Villa (a) (3pm)
Sun 15.05.2016 Spurs (h) (3pm)
Sat 07.05.2016 Chelsea (h) (3pm)
Wed 11.05.2016 Everton (h) (7.45pm)
Sun 15.05.2016 Watford (a) (3pm)
Sat 07.05.2016 Man United (h) (12.45pm) BT
Wed 11.05.2016 Watford (h) 7.45pm)
Sun 15.05.2016 Everton (a) (3pm)
NUFC: Tim Krul, Rob Elliot, Massadio
Karl Darlow returns to his first club, having played for Villa as a schoolboy
but be discarded at the age of sixteen.
AVFC: Aly Cissokho is suspended while fellow defender Jores Okore has asked not to be selected,
Jordan Amavi is out and Kieran Richardson, Jordan Veretout and Rudy Gestede
are all doubtful.
Former Magpie Charles N'Zogbia hasn't featured since November 2015 and isn't
under consideration, while striker Gabriel Agbonlahor has lost the club
captaincy for his off-field high jinks but could be recalled.
Referee: Robert Madley - a third appointment of the season for the
whistler from West Yorkshire, following the 0-3 derby loss and 1-3 defeat at
His only other games in charge of us came last season; a 3-2 victory away at
Crystal Palace in the League Cup and a 1-2 home loss to Southampton.
Somewhat remarkably, Madley has handled a trio of Villa games so far this
season and they've avoided defeat in all of them.
They were a 1-0 home win over Birmingham City in the League Cup plus two
Premier League fixtures: a 2-2 home draw with the mackems and a scoreless draw
away at West Bromwich Albion.
Travel: No scheduled disruptions
UK Radio: Live
on Absolute Radio
Local Radio: Live on BBC Radio
UK TV: For anyone looking to watch the game in Newcastle, The City Vaults
are advertising live coverage in the company of special guest Tino Asprilla.
Astro SuperSport 2
beIN Sports Espana + HD
beIN Sports MENA 11 EN HD
beIN Sports 2 HD (Philippines)
Canal+ Futbol +HD
CTH Stadium 5 HD
Fox Sports 2 HD (Ned)
Foxtel Play (Australia)
GO Sports 5 (Malta)
mio Stadium 105
NBC Sports Live Extra (USA)
Setanta Sports 1 (ROI) +HD
Sky HD (Mexico)
SuperSport 6 (Za)
Villa Park has proved something of happy hunting ground for Andros
Townsend, who finished on the winning side in three of his four visits and has scored
twice there, once for QPR and the other for Spurs.
Toon @ Villa Park - Premier League era:
2014/15 drew 0-0
2013/14 won 2-1 Ben Arfa, Gouffran
2012/13 won 2-1 Cisse, Cabaye
2011/12 drew 1-1 Best
2010/11 lost 0-1
2008/09 lost 0-1
2007/08 lost 1-4 Owen
2006/07 lost 0-2
2005/06 won 2-1 Ameobi, N'Zogbia
2004/05 lost 2-4 Kluivert, O'Brien
2003/04 drew 0-0
2002/03 won 1-0 Shearer
2001/02 drew 1-1 Shearer
2000/01 drew 1-1 Solano
2000/01 lost 1-0 (FAC)
1999/00 won 1-0 Ferguson
1998/99 lost 0-1
1997/98 won 1-0 Batty
1996/97 drew 2-2 Shearer, Clark
1995/96 drew 1-1 Ferdinand
1994/95 won 2-0 Lee, Cole
1993/94 won 2-0 Allen (pen), Cole
Only once in 21 seasons of Premier League football have we won our final away
game - that solitary success was at QPR in May 2013, a 2-1 victory.
Final away game results - Premier League:
2014/15 lost 1-2 at QPR
2013/14 lost 1-2 at Liverpool
2012/13 won 2-1 at QPR
2011/12 lost 1-3 at Everton
2010/11 drew 2-2 at Chelsea
2008/09 lost 0-1 at Aston Villa
2007/08 lost 1-3 at Everton
2006/07 drew 1-1 at Watford
2005/06 drew 0-0 at Birmingham
2004/05 lost 0-2 at Everton
2003/04 drew 1-1 at Liverpool
2002/03 drew 2-2 at West Bromwich Albion
2001/02 lost 1-3 at Southampton
2000/01 lost 0-3 at Liverpool
1999/00 drew 0-0 at Derby
1998/99 lost 0-2 at Leicester
1997/98 lost 0-1 at Blackburn
1996/97 drew 0-0 at Manchester United
1995/96 drew 1-1 at Forest
1994/95 lost 0-1 at Blackburn
1993/94 lost 0-2 at Sheffield United
Remaining PL fixtures:
Norwich City v Manchester United (12.45pm) BT
Aston Villa v Newcastle (3pm)
Bournemouth v West Bromwich Albion (3pm)
Crystal Palace v Stoke City (3pm)
Liverpool v Watford (3pm)
mackems v Chelsea (3pm)
West Ham v Swansea City (3pm)
Leicester City v Everton (5.30pm) Sky
Spurs v Southampton (1.30pm) Sky
Manchester City v Arsenal (4pm) Sky
West Ham v Manchester United (7.45pm) Sky
Norwich City v Watford (7.45pm)
mackems v Everton (7.45pm)
Liverpool v Chelsea (8pm) Sky
Sun 15.05.2016: (TV picks tbc but KO's fixed)
Arsenal v Aston Villa (3pm)
Chelsea v Leicester City (3pm)
Everton v Norwich City (3pm)
Manchester United v Bournemouth (3pm)
Newcastle v Spurs (3pm)
Southampton v Crystal Palace (3pm)
Stoke City v West Ham (3pm)
Swansea v Manchester City (3pm)
Watford v mackems (3pm)
West Bromwich Albion v Liverpool (3pm)
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Thursday saw Mark Allison continue his charity run from Portugal to
Turkey, successfully completing 36.6 miles on the fifth of his scheduled 100
And at some point on the road to Porto, donations to the Run Geordie Run appeal
smashed through the £250K point - a truly magnificent achievement.
Mark's response to hearing the news was as follows:
"I don't have enough words to express my gratitude - I'll get round to
thanking everyone but in the meantime THANK YOU."
The ultimate goal of Run Geordie Run is to complete a 20,000 mile
route across the globe and raise £500K for good causes.
If anyone missed out on Paul Joannou's excellent
"Newcastle United Ultimate Who's Who" book, the last
remaining copies are now available direct from the publisher for just £20
including local delivery*.
Biographies of over 1,800 players and officials are contained in this
definitive 400 page hardback volume.
Thanks to everyone who has taken advantage of
this exclusive NUFC.com offer so far - we'll be delivering copies in the
following areas this Monday (May 9th), email email@example.com
if you want to be included:
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Shields, Pegswood, Seaton Delaval, Tynemouth, Whitley Bay.
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PS: If anyone in the above-named areas
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book dropping off, we'll do that for £15. Email the same address as
above to arrange.
Local media reports claim that a new contract
has been with Magpies full back Paul Dummett, whose current deal was
set to expire in 2017.
The 24 year-old Tynesider has been with the club since the age of nine and
made a competitive senior debut in January 2012 after previous loan spells at
both Gateshead and St. Mirren.
Returning from injury for the closing weeks of last season as United avoided
relegation, Dummy's most recent comeback has coincided with our current four
match unbeaten run.
Scoring three goals to date in 73 first team outings (63 starts), Welsh
international Dummett has a slim chance of sneaking into their Euro 2016
Thursday saw Newcastle confirm the departure of
midfield pair Sylvain Marveaux and Gabriel Obertan by mutual
ahead of the expiration of their contracts this summer.
become free agents after their five years at the club comes to an end -
both acquired ahead of the 2011/12 season when Alan Pardew was in post (with
Obertan's arrival a direct result of the manager's lobbying to be given some
say in player recruitment).
Obertan amassed 77 appearances in all competitions (48 starts)
and found the net three times: away to Blackburn Rovers in February 2012, in a
Europa League home tie against Bruges the following October and the winner
against Leicester at SJP in October 2014.
Marveaux's contribution was even more fitful, making the last of his 57
appearances (28 starts) against Everton in March 2014. His two goals
came in the closing weeks of 2012 - at home to Maritmo in the Europa League
and during a 3-7 defeat at Arsenal.
To put those figures into some sort of context, we will have played 223
competitive games during their time at the club by the end of the current
the Shields goals online here
2,421 fans were treated
to 90 minutes of pulsating cup football at St. James' Park on Wednesday night,
as the 2016 Techflow Group
Northumberland Senior Cup went the way of North Shields.
Taking an early lead against the reigning champions Blyth Spartans, the Robins
trailed 1-2 at half time before a stirring revival after the break saw them
regain the lead to the delight of their followers.
Evostik Northern Premier League side Blyth duly levelled the scores at 3-3 and
the tie looked set for extra time - until Shields produced a 93rd minute
winner to lift the cup for the first time since 1991.
(Thanks to @CJCPhotoUK for the image)
Glad all over!
1 Crystal Palace 0
Latest temporary postings for our mob:
Sammy Ameobi (Cardiff City):
Birmingham City (h), Championship, Saturday
Ivan Toney (Barnsley):
Wigan Athletic (a) League One, Sunday
Adam Armstrong/Gael Bigirimana
Oldham Athletic (a) League One, Sunday
Peterborough United (a) League One, Sunday
Haris Vuckic (Wigan Athletic):
Barnsley (h) League One, Sunday
Notts County (a) League Two, Saturday
Lubo Satka (York City):
League Two, Saturday
Remy Cabella, Florian Thauvin
Next game: Reims (h) Ligue 1, Saturday.
Saints in Toon
Dave Watson's U18 side conclude their season with a home fixture against Southampton
on Saturday morning. Kickoff at Little Benton is 11am.
The young Magpies have won just one of their last eleven games and face a
Saints side who have been beaten 0-1 in their most recent trio of outings.
Hillsborough - a view
Away end at White Hart Lane, Spurs
v NUFC 1987
Following the conclusion of the inquest, here's one Newcastle fan's
perspective on the tragic events at the Leppings Lane End in 1989 read
exit for old boys
After a disappointing season that ended with a ninth place finish,
National League side Gateshead have culled their squad and released ten
Among those leaving the International Stadium are ex Magpies Matty Pattison,
James Marwood and Craig Baxter. Midfielder Paddy McLaughlin
has however been offered new terms by the Tynesiders.
PS: Northern League side Consett confirm that former Magpies Academy
coach Willie Donachie is to be their first team coach next season.
The Magpies wrap up their
season on Sunday week, May 15th when they face Spurs in a 3pm kickoff.
NUFC confirm that there will be no public ticket sale for this game and only
members with a previous purchase history will be allowed to buy.
NB: season ticket holders are classified as members and can purchase two
additional tickets each.
United have lost just one of eight home fixtures in 2016 (won four, drawn
NUFC: To follow.
Punts: Coral continue to offer new signups £20 in free bets once
a £5 bet is placed online
Dele Alli is suspended and will be joined in the naughty corner by fellow
midfielder Mousa Dembele.
With two games to play, Mauricio Pochettino's side are assured of second or third spot and Champions League
qualification, with nearest challengers Manchester City and Arsenal still to play
The team from White Hart Lane also have a vastly superior goal
difference to those sides, another sizeable factor in their quest to finish
above their North London rivals for the first time since 1995.
That particular contest could be settled on Sunday, with Spurs up first
against the Saints before the Gunners
get underway at the Etihad.
While Spurs cannot now emulate their 1961 title success, the opportunity
remains to finish as runner's up for the first time since 1963. This is
already their best Premier League season, beating 2010's fourth.
Metro: No scheduled disruptions to service.
Spurs in Toon: PL Era:
2014/15 lost 1-3 Colback
2013/14 lost 0-4
2012/13 won 2-1 Ba, Ben Arfa
2011/12 drew 2-2 Ba, Sh.Ameobi
2010/11 drew 1-1 Coloccini
2008/09 won 2-1 N'Zogbia, Duff
2008/09 lost 1-2 Owen (LC)
2007/08 won 3-1 Martins, Cacapa, Milner
2006/07 won 3-1 Dyer, Martins, Parker
2005/06 won 3-1 Bowyer, Sh.Ameobi, Shearer
2004/05 won 1-0 Kluivert (FAC)
2004/05 lost 0-1
2003/04 won 4-0 Shearer 2, Robert 2
2002/03 won 2-1 Speed, Shearer
2001/02 lost 0-2
2000/01 won 2-0 Speed, Cordone
1999/00 won 6-1 Shearer 2, Speed, Dabizas, Ferguson, Dyer (FAC)
1999/00 won 2-1 Glass, Dabizas
1998/99 drew 1-1 Ketsbaia
1997/98 won 1-0 Barton
1996/97 won 7-1 Shearer 2, Ferdinand 2, Lee 2, Albert
1995/96 drew 1-1 Ferdinand
1994/95 drew 3-3 D.Peacock, Gillespie, Beardsley
1993/94 lost 0-1
Closing home game results - PL era:
2014/15 West Ham won 2-0
2013/14 Cardiff City won 3-0
2012/13 Arsenal lost 0-1
2011/12 Manchester City lost 0-2
2010/11 West Brom drew 3-3
2008/09 Fulham lost 0-1
2007/08 Chelsea lost 0-2
2006/07 Blackburn lost 0-2
2005/06 Chelsea won 1-0
2004/05 Chelsea drew 1-1
2003/04 Wolves drew 1-1
2002/03 Birmingham City won 1-0
2001/02 West Ham won 3-1
2000/01 Aston Villa won 3-0
1999/00 Arsenal won 4-2
1998/99 Blackburn drew 1-1
1997/98 Chelsea won 3-1
1996/97 Nottingham Forest won 5-0
1995/96 Spurs drew 1-1
1994/95 Crystal Palace won 3-2
1993/94 Arsenal won 2-0
UK Radio: tbc
Local Radio: Live on BBC Radio Newcastle
UK TV: None (as yet)
Overseas TV: To
Watch: Bacchus, 42-48 High
Bridge NE1 6BX
Lauded by CAMRA locally and
nationally, the Bacchus
is a blue chip entry in Sir John
Fitzgerald's portfolio and a long standing pre and post-match venue.
Along with a formidable range of cask ales, you'll find an excellent selection
of bottled beers, with OTB (on
the bar) updates via their twitter @Bacchus48
further details of this and the other
locations that make up the Sir John Fitzgerald estate
Mags make HK return
Newcastle's U21s will
once again feature in the Hong Kong Soccer Sevens tournament later this month
- their fifth successive visit to the annual event.
United have been drawn in Group A with Aston Villa and local sides Hong Kong
FC and Kitchee, with matches staged between May 20th and 22nd.
Aside from Villa, Leicester City, Stoke City and West Ham will also contest
the sixteen team competition - with the Potters coached by ex-Mag Glyn Hodges.
United's squad is as follows: Nathan Harker, Michael Newberry, Liam
Gibson, Jack Hunter, Callum Williams, Dan Ward, Owen Gallagher, Sean Longstaff,
Luke Charman, Dan Barlaser.
Barlaser and Williams took part in the 2015 event.
PS: Wallsend Boys Club will again represent the region in the Masters
section of the Tournament - one of eight sides composed of players aged 35 and
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
(Open for away ticket sales and enquiries during the above Box Office
* 0044 870 444 1892
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
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
travel is the public face
of the Newcastle United Travel Plan, designed to help fans attend matches using the most efficient and
sustainable methods available.
Heading to the Toon?
Sat 07.05.2016 U18s v
Southampton (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League Merit Group.
OUT. Allocation: 3,000.
Sat 07.05.2016 Aston Villa (a) @
Villa Park, 3pm. Premier
Sun 15.05.2016 Spurs (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier League.
PL fixtures published
Championship fixtures published @ 9am.
Confirmed NUFC UK live TV coverage:
NUFC Live on Sky Sports:
NUFC Live on BT Sport:
Selections made up to Sun 08.05.2016.
Premier League starts on Sat
Football League starts on Sat 06.08.2016
Metro line closures 2016: Sat 23.07.2016 to Sat 06.08.2016 From Benton to Whitley Bay both ways.
Thu 26.05.2016 Paul Gascoigne @ Sage Hall One, Gateshead. Tickets
£10, £25, £40 from 0191 446 4661. In aid of Percy Hedley
Rugby League Magic Weekend:
Salford v Widnes (2.30pm)
Castleford v Warrington (4.45pm)
Leeds v Wigan (7pm)
Sun 22.05.2016:Geordie in Europe!
Catalans Dragons v Wakefield Trinity (1pm)
Huddersfield v St Helens (3.15pm)
Hull FC v Hull KR (5.30pm)
Buy tickets here
or on 0844 856 1113.
£25 adults (£12.50 concs) per day, £40 adults (£20 concs) weekend.
Mark Allison aka Run Geordie Run
is now in Portugal, en route to Turkey on the 2016 segment of a planned
global charity trek.
A 3,400 mile route via Spain, Andorra, France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Austria,
Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Greece will take him to Istanbul on Monday
Mark is raising funds for The Children's Foundation and The Sir Bobby Robson
Foundation and his efforts to date have seen good causes benefit by £249K.
Finishing the fourth part of his challenge will take him past the
halfway point in a 20,000 mile route that encompasses 24 countries
across four continents.
Donations can be made online
here and Mark's progress monitored online
International Magpies |
National Service |
Euro 2016: |
10.06.2016 to 10.07.2016 Finals
Romania, Albania, Switzerland
B: England, Wales, Slovakia,
C: Germany, N.Ireland,
D: Spain, Turkey, Czech
E: Belgium, Ireland, Sweden,
F: Portugal, Iceland,
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....
On This Day in History
Born Or Died:
1953 Graeme Souness born,
Having served Spurs, the smoggies,
Liverpool, Sampdoria and Rangers as a player, Souness then managed at Ibrox and
Anfield before moving on to Galatasaray.
A return to these shores came in 1996 with Southampton, although he just
managed just one season at the Saints before moving overseas again, with Torino
March 2000 saw him take over at Blackburn, where he steered them back to the
Premier League and saw Rovers win the League Cup.
Newcastle turned to him to fill the void left by Bobby Robson's enforced
departure in September 2004, Souness watching his former side lose 3-0 to his
future one from an Executive Box at SJP before taking over.
His first season saw Newcastle progress to the semi-finals of the FA Cup and
Quarter Finals of the UEFA, but defeats in both to Manchester United and
Sporting Lisbon within four days were major setbacks.
Craig Bellamy returned from his Celtic loan and was sold on to Blackburn before
the start of the next season - having fallen out with Souness over his place in
the side and other disciplinary-related transgressions.
His influence was brought to bear on other transfers, with Patrick Kluivert,
Aaron Hughes, Andy O'Brien, Laurent Robert and Jermaine Jenas also departing.
Loan deals also saw James Milner and Nicky Butt depart as Emre, Craig Moore,
Albert Luque, Michael Owen and Nobby Solano were added to January buys Amdy
Faye, Celestine Babayaro & Jean-Alain Boumsong.
By February 2006 though, Souness was gone - a defeat at Manchester City leaving
United in 15th spot and with fan unrest increasing since a particularly gutless
League Cup defeat against a second-choice Wigan side.
While the fitness of Owen and Luque made his job more difficult, Souness was
ultimately betrayed by many of those who he'd brought in to the SJP dressing
Since then he's failed to
reappear anywhere other than on our TV screens, despite being regularly linked
with possible managerial returns by both pundits and bookmakers.
Death of Steve Carney, aged 55.
1922 Manchester City (a)|
The final game of the season ended in defeat after four
straight wins had taken United up the table.
1933 Blackpool (h)
The end of the season as United finished behind West
Bromwich Albion, Sheffield Wednesday, Aston Villa and Champions Arsenal.
1939 Barnsley (a)
Asquith 3, Steele
United provided the opposition in a benefit match for Barnsley's prolific forward Beaumont
Asquith, who netted a first half hat trick.
Brown 3, Stubbins 2, Mooney 2
On the same day as United lost at Oakwell, another Magpies
XI were in action on the banks of the Clyde at Cappielow.
Darlington's goal in normal time meant it was 3-3
on aggregate in this Tyne-Tees Cup Final. Extra-time
was played until Milburn's 147th minute goal won the
Milburn 2, Taylor
The season ended on something of a high as United
won six of their last eight games to finish just three
points behind Champions Portsmouth.
1956 Frankfurt C XI
White 4, Allchurch, Mitten
Watson (49), OG(McMichael),
United boss Charlie Mitten netted against the now- defunct
Drums, who hailed from the North Side of Dublin and played
at Tolka Park.
Southend United (a)
McGuigan, White 2, Allchurch, Hughes,OG(Willliamson)
Corthine 2, Dicks (others tbc)
Newcastle debuted at Roots Hall in a testimonial game for
Shrimpers trio Sam McCrory, Sandy Anderson and Arthur Williamson.
Leicester City (a)
United perished in the Filbert Street mud
bath but Aston Villa's defeat meant the Magpies were
safe from demotion with one game left.
Burns, Gowling, Nattrass, Kennedy
The second game in United's two-match mini tour for the first
team came 24 hours after beating IK Start in Kristiansand.
Roger Jones save a penalty at 2-0 and United netted twice
more before the Norwegians hit back with two goals of
their own in the final five minutes.
Gordon Lee opted to field a front three of Alan Gowling,
Malcolm Macdonald and young forward Alan Guy.
Tottenham Hotspur (h) 2-3 (1-1)
Leworthy(38), Hoddle(69), Crook(77)
Chris Waddle made his final home appearance as a United
player against the side he'd already agreed to join.
He came close to a farewell goal for the Magpies, but was
denied by an offside flag having fired the ball past Ray
footage is online here
An already-relegated United entertained The Lions at a
sunny SJP, as the sparse crowd were treated to a pair of
Teddy Sheringham swiveled and volleyed a pile driver past
Tommy Wright to put the visitors ahead. Many United fans
then missed John Anderson's raker as it coincided with the
appearance of Mirandinha among the fans in the Milburn
stand, amid loud cheers.
footage is online here
United sent a team to the Welfare Ground at Evenwood to face a non-league select
The game was a benefit for ex-Magpie Jackie Bell whose playing career was
curtailed by the onset of diabetes.
Evenwood-born Jackie passed away within a year of this game, at the age of just
Oxford United (h)
48 hours after securing the title and promotion away
at Grimsby, a rare Thursday night league fixture saw
United win their game in hand.
footage is online here
West Ham United (a) 0-0 (0-0)
Three days after winning at Highbury, United
were back in the capital to be held by Harry Redknapp's relegation- haunted
This was a rearranged game after the original fixture had been postponed shortly
before kick-off due to heavy rain.
Derby County (a)
An incident-free snooze in the Pride Park sun saw Jim
Smith's Rams collect the point which confirmed their
Premier League survival.
NUFC.com match report
"gets to grips"
with Warren Barton
2003 The reserves
ended their league season with a 2-1 defeat to Manchester
City at Kingston Park. Bradley Orr scored for United.
Marseille (France) (a) 0-2 (0-1)
(0-2 on aggregate)
UEFA Cup Semi Final
to play for after a scoreless first leg on Tyneside, Didier Drogba
broke Newcastle hearts with a goal in each half at a
packed Stade Velodrome.
A non-challenge from Hugo Viana allowed the home side to
counter attack, Matthieu Flamini
supplying Drogba to shoot past Shay Given after shrugging off Aaron
United attempted to get back into the tie and had their moments after the break,
with Lee Bowyer carelessly shooting wide and penalty claims when Shola Ameobi
Slack marking from a free kick near the end settled it though, with Given then
blocking another effort as Drogba went for a treble.
Future Magpie Habib Beye
appeared for l'OM and also started in the final, but
finished on the losing side as Valencia triumphed 2-0 in the Swedish city of
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footage is online here
2012 Manchester City (h)
Two goals from Yaya Toure settled this nervy live TV encounter but Newcastle
pushed would-be Champions Manchester City all the way, in front of a record
crowd at the rebuilt St. James' Park.
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The day's only Premier League game saw Stoke City
draw 1-1 on wearyside, a scoreline that resulted in the mackems sneaking two
places up the table and dropping us back one place into