Newcastle to win @ 4/5 Newcastle to win to nil @ 15/8
Newcastle to keep a clean sheet @ 6/5 (NB: quoted odds were accurate at the time of writing, but subject to
fluctuation - click on the link above to display current live odds).
CPFC: Joe Ledley
are both doubtful but Wilfried Zaha has returned on loan from Old Trafford.
The Eagles won 3-0 at Walsall in the Capital One
Cup on Tuesday thanks to a first half Dwight Gayle hat trick.
Palace remain pointless following their
opening two Premier League games; a 1-2 loss at Arsenal and a 1-3 home defeat
by West Ham.
The last Palace player to find the net against Newcastle was Lee Bradbury
during an FA Cup tie at SJP back in January 1999 - although his side went on
to lose 1-2.
Since then they've failed to score in seven league and cup meetings
with the Magpies.
Referee: Mike Jones - a first return to SJP for the
Chester-based whistler since he
infamously disallowed Cheick Tiote's wonder "goal" against
Manchester City back in January.
UK TV: None
Canal+ Multideporte 1
Canal+ Yomvi + HD (Spain)
NBC Sports Live (USA)
Stod 2 Sport 4
SuperSport 5 Africa
UK Radio:Live commentary on Absolute Radio
NE Radio: Live commentary on BBC Newcastle
Overseas Radio: Live commentary on talkSPORT
Eagles @ Magpies - all time:
2013/14 Won 1-0 Cisse 2009/10 Won 2-0 og(Derry), Ranger 2004/05 Drew 0-0 2001/02 Won 2-0 Shearer, Acuna (FAC) 1998/99 Won 2-1 Speed, Shearer (FAC) 1997/98 Lost 1-2 Shearer 1994/95 Won 3-2 Fox, Lee, Gillespie 1987/88 Won 1-0 Gascoigne (FAC) 1983/84 Won 3-1 Waddle, Keegan, Ryan 1982/83 Won 1-0 Waddle 1981/82 Drew 0-0 1978/79 Won 1-0 Shoulder 1972/73 Won 2-0 Hibbitt, Nattrass 1971/72 lost 1-2 Dyson 1970/71 Won 2-0 Robson 2 1969/70 Drew 0-0 1964/65 Won 2-0 Suddick, McGarry 1946/47 Won 6-2 Bentley, Pearson, Shackleton 2, Stobbart, Wayman(FAC) 1919/20 Won 2-0 Dixon, Hall (FAC) 1906/07 Lost 0-1 (FAC)
Latest Premier League fixtures:
Sat 30.08.2014: Burnley v Manchester United (12.45pm) BT
Manchester City v Stoke City
QPR v mackems
Swansea City v West Bromwich Albion
West Ham v Southampton
Everton v Chelsea (5.30pm) Sky
Sun 31.08.2014: Aston Villa v Hull City (1.30pm)
Spurs v Liverpool (1.30pm) Sky
Leicester City v Arsenal (4pm) Sky
2014/15 season Magpie Mover tickets are
available for NUFC season
ticket holders to buy, Priced at £20
(£21 by post) they allow free travel on buses, Metro,
trains & ferries in Tyne and wear for three hours before and
after competitive home first team games. Order online
If you're at a loose end this coming Sunday,
there's a charity kickabout featuring a few familiar faces at the home of
Northern League side Dunston UTS.
Former Magpies Tino Asprilla, Steve Howey, Jamie McClen, Alan O'Brien, John
Anderson, Billy Askew, Alan Shoulder and Stuart Elliott will line
up against Dunston's FA Vase winning side
Kickoff is at 2pm and admission is £1 for adults and 50p for bairns.
Funds raised will benefit two local youngsters:
3 year-old Amber - who suffers from cerebral palsy - and 5 year-old Neve, who
is battling cancer.
UTS Stadium is on Wellington Road, NE11 9JL.
2014/15: Euro exchanges
Contrasting fortunes for Hull City
and Spurs in their Europa
League Qualifying Round ties on Thursday night should now mean that
confirmed match dates and KO times for two Newcastle games will now follow.
The Tigers were beaten on away goals by Belgian side Lokeren, meaning that
their visit to St. James' Park on Saturday September 20th at 3pm goes ahead as scheduled.
However victory for Spurs over
AEL Limassol means that they qualify for the Europa League Group Stage and
will be in action on Thursday October 23rd.
That entitles them to ask the Premier League for their next domestic game to
be delayed by a day, meaning that our visit to White Hart Lane would be
altered to Sunday October 26th, KO tbc.
Stiffs collar Colliers
Ashington 1 Newcastle XI 5
recorded a 5-2 victory in the league on Monday, United's second string
continued their goalscoring form against Northern League opposition on
Showing six changes from the lineup that beat Reading, a 500+ crowd saw a side
with no first team experience take an eighth minute lead through Jonathyn
The Ashington-born forward
finished with a low 12 yard strike after a corner and within two minutes,
Colliers 'keeper Chris Bannon was fetching the ball out of his net again after
Alex Gilliead shot into the bottom corner.
Ashington soon replied though, with former Magpie Marc Walton volleying past
Freddie Woodman into the roof of
the net for the Northern League side.
The two-goal cushion was soon restored though, as a suicidal backpass gave Tom
Heardman the opportunity to roll the ball into an empty net in the 18th
It was 4-1 on the hour when a pull back from the right hand side of the box by
Gilliead left centre forward Heardman with a routine finish for his
In the 83rd minute Liam Smith rode two tackles on the left hand side of the
box and crossed for Quinn to guide
his header past Ashington's substitute 'keeper.
PS: Some excited youngsters at Woodhorn Lane believed that England's
Jack Colback was playing - until their autograph-hunting efforts ended
abruptly after news broke that it was actually ginger-haired Liam Gibson...
Crowd: 529 including Paul Dummett. No horses tonight.
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Internationals: Lions call for Colback
Thursday saw England manager Roy Hodgson name his squad for two international
matches next month - and include uncapped Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback.
Hodgson was at Villa Park last Saturday to see the 24 year-old deliver another
solid performance and has selected him for a home friendly against Norway and a Euro 2016 Qualifying tie
away to Switzerland in
Colback joins former Magpies James Milner and Fraser Forster in the England
squad having only one previous international callup to his name - a substitute
outing against Italy in 2009 for the U20 side.
Moving on to England U21s and Nottingham Forest's on-loan Magpie Jamaal
Lascelles has been selected for European Championship qualifiers in
Lithuania & Moldova.
And Rolando Aarons has earned England recognition for the first time,
with a call to the U20 side for a kickabout against Romania at Telford on
Friday September 5th.
That's the same night as Adam Armstrong and Freddie Woodman are
in line to represent England U18s against the Dutch at Bury's Gigg Lane.
Meanwhile, PaulDummett has earned a belated callup from Wales for their Euro 2016 qualifier
the place of the indisposed James Collins in Chris Coleman's squad.
The Magpies defender collected his first senior cap for Wales when appearing
from the bench during a friendly international against Holland back in June.
There's also a first U21 selection for Ayoze Perez, who hasn't
represented Spain at any international level.
Lascelles (England U21s): Fri 05.09.2014 Lithuania (a) Kaunas ECQ
Tue 09.09.2014 Moldova (a) Tiraspol ECQ
Rolando Aarons (England 20s): Fri 05.09.2014 Romania (h) Telford FR
Adam Armstrong, Freddie Woodman (England U18s):
Fri 05.09.2014 Holland (a) Bury FR
Capital One Cup:
Eagles trip for Toon
Update: No confirmation tie date for Palace yet but Sky overlooked us
in favour of Liverpool v smoggies on Tuesday 23rd and Spurs v Forest on
Wednesday's Capital One Cup Third Round draw handed Newcastle an unwelcome
midweek visit to Selhurst Park for a meeting with Crystal Palace.
After a 610 mile round trip to Gillingham in the last round, that adds
another 595 miles for those on the road from Tyneside - and to make
matters worse, the league visit to Palace next February is also on a midweek
Third Round ties are played in the week commencing Monday September 22nd,
between our Premier League home game with Hull City (on Saturday 20th) and Stoke City away (on Monday 29th).
Five of the 16 ties pit top-flight sides against each other and scheduling
may prove to be tricky, with six home draws for teams in the Metropolitan
Police area (Arsenal, Chelsea, Fulham, Spurs, Palace and Leyton
If you're looking for positives, United will go to Selhurst in search of a
fifth successive win over Palace there. Less comfortingly though, we've lost
17 of our 26 League Cup ties against fellow Premier League sides since 1993
and won only one of the last eight (Chelsea away in 2010).
Third Round Draw:
Arsenal v Southampton
Burton Albion v Brighton & Hove Albion
Cardiff City v Bournemouth
Chelsea v Bolton Wanderers Crystal Palace v Newcastle United
Derby County v Reading
Fulham v Doncaster Rovers
Leyton Orient v Sheffield United
Liverpool v Middlesbrough
Manchester City v Sheffield Wednesday
MK Dons v Bradford City
Shrewsbury Town v Norwich City
mackems v Stoke City
Swansea City v Everton
Tottenham Hotspur v Nottingham Forest
West Bromwich Albion v Hull City
United and Palace will meet for the first time in the league this season at
SJP on Saturday, with the return game at Selhurst Park scheduled for
February next year.
We've faced Alan Pardew's former club six times in the FA Cup (all at SJP,
with Newcastle winning five and losing one) but this is the first time the
Magpies and Eagles have met in this competition.
However, Selhurst Park itself has hosted a League Cup tie involving United,
when temporary tenants Wimbledon defeated us 1-2 in a Third Round tie back
Magpies v Eagles @ Selhurst - all time:
2013/14 won 3-0 Cabaye, og(Gabbidon),
Ben Arfa(pen) 2009/10 won 2-0 Nolan, Ryan Taylor 2004/05 won 2-0 Kluivert, Bellamy 1997/98 won 2-1 Tomasson, Ketsbaia 1994/95 won 1-0 Beardsley 1983/84 lost 1-3 Beardsley 1982/83 won 2-0 Waddle, Varadi 1981/82 won 2-1 Waddle, Mills 1978/79 lost 0-1 1972/73 lost 1-2 Tudor 1971/72 lost 0-2 1970/71 lost 0-1 1969/70 won 3-0 Davies, Dyson, Robson 1964/65 drew 1-1 Cummings
Internationals: Toon teen Czechs in
goalkeeper Paul Woolston debuted for England's U17 side against the
Czech Republic on Wednesday, but was unable to keep a clean sheet in a 1-1
The friendly was staged at Kidderminster's Aggborough Stadium and Wooly will
hope for some further pitch time when the young Lions face Portugal at
Chesterfield on Friday and Italy at Burton on Sunday.
Magpies currently on temporary assignment
Jamaal Lascelles, Karl Darlow (Nottingham Forest)
A 2-0 win at fellow Championship side Huddersfield Town on Tuesday night put
Forest into the Third Round of the Capital One Cup and made it six games
without defeat since Stuart Pearce took over at the City Ground.
Goalkeeper Darlow posted his fourth clean sheet in those six games, while
defender Lascelles played 90 minutes against the Terriers - his first
competitive action this season after recently recovering from a knee
Next game: Sheffield Wednesday (a) Championship, Saturday.
Adam Campbell (Fleetwood Town)
A 0-0 home draw with Chesterfield on Saturday was achieved with the striker
getting off the bench for the final ten minutes of play in the League One
Next game: Leyton Orient (h) League One, Saturday
Sylvain Marveaux (Guingamp) Following a trio of substitute outings, there was a first start for the
winger in Saturday's Ligue 1 home meeting with Olympique Marseille. Marveaux
completed the full 90 minutes but his side were beaten 0-1.
Next game: Lorient (a) Ligue 1, Saturday
Unlikely Lad: Old boy turns Posh
Former Newcastle reserve player Marcus Maddison has moved from
Gateshead for a club record, undisclosed "six figure fee" to League
One side Peterborough United.
The 20 year-old winger/attacking midfielder failed to break into the senior
squad at SJP and was released in 2013, but has since begun to realise his
potential over the Tyne at the International Stadium.
Netting 14 goals last season as Gateshead narrowly failed to achieve promotion
to the Football League, Maddison already had four to his name this time round
and has signed a four year contract at London Road.
2013/14 ST holders who have renewed with unchanged details and seat should continue to use their existing ST cards.
New ST cards have only been issued to new ST holders, those changing age bands or
moving seats - if you haven't got yours, get in touch with the club asap.
On the opening day of ticket sales, they officially commence at 10am.
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. NB: for the
pre-season games listed below, two tickets per member number can be bought.
Ongoing: Toon Times exhibition @
Discovery Museum, Blandford
Square, Newcastle NE1 4JA. Free entry. (runs until 05.10.2014)
U18s v Stoke City (a) @ Clayton Wood, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 30.08.2014 Crystal Palace (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier
League. Public sale now.
Mon 01.09.2014 Transfer window closes.
Thu 04.09.2014 Mick Quinntalk-in @ The Alberta Social Club,
Jarrow. Tickets £12 from the venue or via Luke on 07824
Sat 13.09.2014 Southampton (a) @ St. Marys Stadium, 3pm. Premier
League. £25 adults, £5 U22s and over 65s.
Member sale now.
U18s v Bolton (h) @ Little
Benton, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Mon 15.09.2014 U21s v Wolves (h) @ SJP, 7pm. U21
Fri 19.09.2014 U21s v Arsenal (a) @ Meadow Park, Borehamwood, 7pm. U21
U18s v Boro (a) @ Rockcliffe Park, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 20.09.2014 Hull City (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier
League. Ticket sale details awaited.
Cup Round Dates:
3rd Round w/c 22.09.2014 4th Round w/c 27.10.2014 QF w/c 01.12.2014 SF(1L) w/c 05.01.2015 SF(2L) w/c 19.01.2015 Final Sun 01.03.2015
FA Cup Round Dates:
3rd Round w/e of 03.01.2015 4th Round w/e of 24.01.2015 5th Round w/e of 14.02.2015 6th Round w/e of 07.03.2015 SF Sat 18.04.2015/Sun 19.04.2015 Final Sat 30.05.2015
FA Youth Cup Round Dates:
3rd Round by 20.12.2014 4th Round by 17.01.2015 5th Round by 31.01.2015 6th Round by 21.02.2015 SF1 by 07.03.2015 SF2 by 21.03.2015 Final 1 tbc Final 2 tbc
Travelis the public face of the Newcastle United Travel Plan, aimed to help fans attend games using the most efficient and
sustainable methods available.
Confirmed NUFC UK live TV coverage:
NUFC Live on Sky Sports:
Stoke City (a) 8pm
Sun 09.11.2014 West Brom (a) 1.30pm
NUFC Live on BT Sport:
Liverpool (h) 12.45pm
FC are offering a £5 saving on Conference Premier League
home games for NUFC season ticket holders this season.
On production of their current ST card, fans pay just £10 for adult
admission to the Tyne and wear Stand - a saving of £5.
(all 3pm KOunless specified):
Sat 30.08.2014 Chester Tue 09.09.2014 AFC Telford (7.45pm) Sat 13.09.2014 Dartford Sat 27.09.2014 Aldershot Town
Rugby Union 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
Now: Traveling Fan Packages
Now: Hospitality Packages
Now: English rugby club members
12-29.09.2014 General sale
General sale to the public via a ballot
11.2014/12.2014 General sale First come, first served basis for any left
The way international matches are scheduled is changing, as UEFA confirm:
The Week of Football means matches take place over six days from Thursday
to Tuesday. Kick-off times will be set largely at 18.00CET and 20.45CET on
Saturdays and Sundays and at 20.45CET for Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays and
On double-header match weeks, teams will play on Thursday and Sunday, Friday
and Monday or Saturday and Tuesday.
Group D qualifiers:
06.09.2014 Ivory Coast v Sierra Leone
10.09.2014 Cameroon v Ivory Coast
11.10.2014 DR Congo v Ivory Coast
15.10.2014 Ivory Coast v DR Congo
15.11.2014 Sierra Leone v Ivory Coast
19.11.2014 Ivory Coast v Cameroon
Group G qualifiers: 06.09.2014 Senegal v Egypt
10.09.2014 Botswana v Senegal
11.10.2014 Senegal v Tunisia
15.10.2014 Tunisia v Senegal
15.11.2014 Egypt v Senegal
19.11.2014 Senegal v Botswana
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
On This Day in History
Born Or Died:
1929 Brian Powton born, Newcastle. (194?-5?)
Goalkeeper who failed to make the grade at United, moving on to Preston North End,
Hartlepools and North Shields.
Tommy Wright born, Belfast.
"The Barman" arrived on
Tyneside from his hometown club Linfield in the same manner as his
manager Willie McFaul had done some 22 years previously.
Seeing off the challenges of Dave Beasant, John Burridge
and Gary Kelly to claim a regular starting place,
Wright was a popular 'keeper who posted some fine displays
- notably a miracle save away to Bristol Rovers and
defying Bournemouth on one leg in the FA Cup.
Losing his place through injury to Pavel Srnicek in 1991
had seen him briefly loaned to Hull City, but it was the
arrival of Mike Hooper from Liverpool that ended his first stint on Tyneside.
A move to First Division Nottingham Forest in September
1993 followed three League appearances for United and he was part of the City Ground's promotion
Loaned out to Reading in 1996, Wright saw a loan spell at
Manchester City turned into a permanent deal the following
1999 saw Tommy win the last of his 31 international caps
and go out on loan to Wrexham, before a call from Ruud
Gullit saw him heading back temporarily to Gallowgate following a goalkeeping crisis.
He added three more appearances to his Toon tally
(including a second debut in the mackem monsoon game) -
each of them for different bosses - the second a 1-5
loss at Old Trafford under caretaker Steve Clarke and the
last being the 1-0 defeat at Chelsea that began the Sir
Bobby Robson era.
With his month's loan then up and with John Karelse having
arrived just before Gullit left, Wright returned to Maine
September 2000 saw him between the posts as Newcastle won 1-0 at
City - what proved to be his final game for them.
A loan stint at Bolton then followed before he became a
free agent in 2001, signing for Ballymena United back in
A move into coaching saw him training 'keepers with the
national side and also Linfield, before taking charge of
After a second spell at Ballymena, he was headhunted by Norwich
City in 2008,
joining Paul Stephenson and Lee Clark in Glenn Roeder's
backroom team at Carrow Road.
Following Roeder's removal, Tommy became goalkeeping coach for Shamrock Rovers before returning to management with Lisburn
Distillery in Northern Ireland.
Resigning in November 2011, Wright became assistant to his former Manchester City
and Northern Ireland team mate, Steve Lomas, at SPL side St. Johnstone.
And when Lomas quit Perth to take over at Millwall in June 2013, Tommy was
appointed manager of the
Tommy was involved in a touchline fracas with Dundee United manager Jackie
McNamara and was banned but then found himself in hospital with stomach pains.
He returned to guide them to a top-six finish before leading his team to the
first major trophy in the Saints' 130 year history - a Scottish Cup win over Dundee United.
That also secured a Europa League spot and although they were knocked out at
the second time of asking, Wright had done enough to earn a new three year
Jon Dahl Tomasson born, Copenhagen, Denmark. (1997-98)
Beginning his playing career with Danish side Køge, striker Jon
Dahl was playing for Dutch side Heerenveen when United paid £2.5m for his
services ahead of the 1997/98 season.
Impressing in pre-season and scoring four goals in friendlies - including a
cracker away at Birmingham City, Tomasson debuted in the home season
opener against Sheffield Wednesday, along with fellow new boysShay Given, Stuart Pearce, Alessandro Pistone
and Temuri Ketsbaia.
The Dane had two efforts chalked off and then miscued at the Gallowgate End in
front of 'keeper Kevin Pressman. Fortunately
Tino Asprilla was on hand to net the winner in a 2-1 success, but that miss
seemed to set the tone for Tomasson on Tyneside.
With Alan Shearer out injured after a pre -season mishap at Goodison, Tomasson
would be fielded as United's main attacker at times by Kenny Dalglish -
something which he just wasn't physically ready for.
Unable to score, by November he'd been credited with a goal by United in a home
game against Leicester, although the ball did little more than brush off him en
route to the goal following Des Hamilton's shot.
He did truly find the net in his own right later that month at Derby in the
League Cup (inflicting a first competitive defeat on the Rams at their new
Pride Park Stadium) and in a victory away at Crystal Palace.
A fourth and final goal would come his way the following January in a defeat
away at Sheffield Wednesday, but the damage was done; both in his mind and in
the opinion of many Toon fans - one popular jibe being that "we'd left the
mascot on the pitch".
United recouped their £2.5m fee in June 1998, when Tomasson returned to
the Netherlands with Feyenoord - and from then on, his career was in the
Winning the title in his first season, Jon Dahl scored the
winning goal in the 2002 UEFA Cup final for Feyenoord and then won the Champions League and
a Serie A crown after moving on to AC
The Dane then switched to Bundesliga side Stuttgart and had a stint in Spain with Villarreal before
rejoining Feyenoord in 2008.
August 2008 saw him reach a century
of international caps for Denmark, appearing in Copenhagen
as they lost 0-3 to Spain.
However, the planned celebrations at the game were
cancelled as a mark of respect following a plane crash in
Tomasson ultimately bowed out of the international scene in June 2010, earning
his 112th cap and scoring his 52nd goal for Denmark as they lost 3-1 to Japan
in a World Cup Final tie played in Rustenberg.
He retired from club football at the end of the 2010/11 season, having spent a
good deal of that campaign in the Feyenoord treatment room.
joined the backroom staff at city neighbours Excelsior and was appointed
head coach in June 2013.
Moving on to Roda JC in January 2014, a nightmarish time at the Dutch side then
saw him sacked by May - less than six months into a three and a half year
The highlight of Tomasson's career remains his rejecting a move to the mackems in favour of Newcastle - famously
captured on the unwittingly hilarious documentary "Premier
Stephen Carr born, Dublin, Ireland.
Bobby Robson's final signing for the club
highly-rated right back from Spurs who came across from Ireland as a youngster.
However a serious knee injury disrupted Carr's career at both club and
international level and it was definitely a case of damaged goods by the time
he became a Mag in 2004 - some two years after first being linked.
His only goal for Newcastle came in a rare success at Southampton in only his
seventh outing for the Magpies - and it was a fairly even descent downhill
Knee, stomach and hernia problems saw him sidelined at SJP, while when he was
on the field his lack of pace was an embarrassment.
Our own personal point of no return came in Lisbon, when we slipped out of the
UEFA Cup on a night when Carr was anything but the composed, experienced
international that his CV suggested.
There again, playing in a defence including Babayaro (see below) and Bramble
would probably see a decent lawyer have any charges dismissed on the grounds of
Carr's departure from SJP at the end of the 2007/08
looked to be the end of him as a player, with rumours
of new clubs and trials coming to nothing, aside from
a brief spell training with Leicester City.
After announcing his retirement in December 2008
though, Carr reversed his decision just two months
later, joining Birmingham City.
for the Blues helped them to promotion and Carr signed
a new two year deal at the Premier League side.
Despite captaining the side to League Cup final
success at Wembley (his second winner's medal in that
competition after securing one for Spurs in 1999),
Carr was unable to prevent relegation for the Blues.
He signed a one-year deal with Birmingham after Lee
Clark became manager but a thigh injury saw him
sidelined in 2012/13 and knee surgery saw Carr to retire in May 2013.
Clark had hoped to persuade Carr to stay on as a coach but
he and his family moved to Spain to pursue business
Celestine Boyd Jonto Hycieth Babayaro born, Kaduna, Nigeria.
Two rotten full-backs sharing the same
birthday (see above)....
The annoying thing with Baba is that
was obviously talented but seemingly chose to keep it
as far from the playing surface as he could and was
One note of credit - he played for us
the day after hearing his brother had died.
His only goal for the club came against Coventry in the
FA Cup at St. James', celebrated with a LuaLua-type
Arriving from Chelsea for £1m in January 2005 - a deal that Souness
later distanced himself from - former Olympian Babayaro survived at SJP until
he was shown the door in Dec 2007.
A move to MLS side LA Galaxy in 2008 proved to be short-lived, coach Ruud
Gullit declining to offer him a contract after he played just 45 minutes of a friendly.
And following a bout of malaria, Babayaro had a brief flirtation with Pompey
ahead of the 2008/09 season before again being released - although he did
manage to get a free trip
back to Nigeria with 'Arry's mob touring his home country.
Babayaro officially announced his retirement in July 2010 and by February 2011
had been declared bankrupt.
1990 Patrick Van Aanholt born,
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. (2010)
United dipped into the loan market early in 2010,
recruiting Chelsea's Dutch U19 international to fill a vacancy at left back
caused by injury to Jose Enrique.
Van Aanholt had caught Chris Hughton's
eye when playing against the Magpies a month earlier
on loan at Coventry City - which had crucially given him experience of playing
Debuting in United's 0-0 draw at Leicester City, he
quickly settled in and deservedly took the applause of
the Newcastle fans after his seventh and final game
for the club, away at Watford.
Signed from PSV Eindhoven in 2007, Patrick had got as
far as the Chelsea first team bench before his Magpies
posting and following his return to Stamford Bridge
from SJP, made two substitute appearances in the
He then linked up with Leicester City for a further
loan period in January 2011, having scored against
Newcastle for Chelsea in our Carling Cup success at
Stamford Bridge earlier in the same season.
Loaned to Wigan Athletic on a season-long deal in August 2011,
Patrick returned to Chelsea after just four
appearances and was then farmed out to Dutch side Vitesse
Arnhem in January 2012.
Further loan deals were then agreed to keep the player
at Vitesse for the following two seasons.
He came back to Stamford Bridge and in July 2014
signed for the mackems for a reported fee of £1.5m.
1925 Bolton Wanderers
Division One Cowan 2
28,675 Debuts at right back for Bert Chandler and centre half
for Ossie Park.
1927 South Shields (a)
Friendly McDonald, Lang, McKay
1928 Burnley (h)
Division One Chalmers 2
Beel 3, Bruton 2, Page 2
35,000 A traumatic debut for centre half Ed Wood, as Burnley
centre forward George Beel escaped from him three times to
1931 Liverpool (h)
Division One Hodgson
30,000 Debut for Gallacher's striking replacement Jack Allen,
who missed a penalty.
1936 Barnsley (h)
Division Two Hallows
30,097 Debuts for Bobby Ancell, Jesse Carver and Ehud Rogers,
better known as 'Tim'.
1942 Bradford Park
T.Walker, Carr, Shackleton,
1951 Bolton Wanderers
(h) 0-1 (0-1)
Division One 49,587
Moir Debut for Ronnie Simpson, in goal.
Manchester United (a) 1-1 (1-0)
Division One Hannah
1956 Cardiff City (h)
Division One Keeble
1959 Manchester United
(a) 2-3 (1-3)
Division One Allchurch, White
Viollet 2, Charlton
Friendly Tuohy, Allchurch, Woods
Kocsis 3, scorer tbc
31,361 A game of two distinct parts as United raced to a 3-0
lead only for Barcelona to up the pace and score four,
three from the Hungarian Kocsis.
1961 Walsall (a)
Division Two Younger
25,453 Having beaten the Saddlers at SJP just days before,
the tables were turned on our first Post-War trip to
1962 Middlesbrough (h)
Division Two Thomas 3, Hilley, Hale 2
41,550 Making his debut for the Teessiders was goalkeeper Arthur
Lightening - the scoreline would suggest that his reactions didn't live
up to his name....
1964 Southampton (h)
2-1 (1-1) Division Two Thomas, Hilley
24,531 Having started the season with a home draw
against Charlton, United recorded the first win of what
would be a successful promotion season.
1970 Blackpool (h)
Division One Hindson
34,041 Stewart Barrowclough made his debut on the day Gordon
Hindson scored his only first team goal for the Magpies.
Division One Channon(31pen)
25,531 Mick Channon beat Iam McFaul from the spot after Bobby Moncur
on a midweek night at SJP when United were without both
Macdonald and Tudor.
1978 Watford (a)
League Cup 2nd Round Pearson
15,346 New boy Jim Pearson found the net for the second
successive match, but our first-ever league visit to
Vicarage Road still ended in defeat.
League Cup 2nd Round
1st Leg Davies(76), Cartwright(83)
27,746 The man pictured with the kipper tie is Alan Brown
(see 1983 below) and when he tumbled under a challenge
from Steve Hardwick in the United box, things began to
look very bleak.
Toon old boy Pop Robson dispatched the spot kick to put
the mackems two ahead, but the remainder of the game
belonged to United, who produced a stirring comeback.
A first goal for the club from Ian Davies was then
followed by a fine header from the diminutive Peter
Cartwight, who was then only denied a late winner by Barry Siddall.
1980 It's goodbye
to Bill McGarry as he is dismissed, victim of a dismal run
that saw United bottom of Division Two and out of the
League Cup to lower league opposition.
Division Two Callaghan(24)
19,244 Imre Varadi debuted but was unable to inspire
Newcastle, despite Luther Blissett's 74th minute dismissal
for kicking Kenny Wharton.
Graham Taylor's Hornets held on to collect the three points for a win - a new
Shrewsbury Town (h) 0-1
Division Two Brown
29,140 Shrews scorer was Alan Brown, briefly a
Newcastle player when on loan from the mackems.
Nottingham Forest (h) 0-1
Division One Clough
20,111 Future Magpies Stuart Pearce and Franz Carr were in
the Forest side, while the deal to sign Mirandinha wasn't
done in time for the Brazilian to make his debut in this
Mercantile Credit Trophy O'Neill
17,904 Michael O'Neill's goal won this Quarter Final tie and
set up a semi-final at Manchester United in this
one-off event dreamed up to celebrate the Football
West Ham United (h) 2-0
Division One Peacock(44), Kelly(45)
29,855 Julian Dicks was dismissed after attempting to launch
Franz Carr into the benches in front of the East Stand.
interested spectator was striker Kennet Andersson who had
attracted the interest of Keegan. However, the move broke
down when his club Mechelen refused to allow him to play
for United on a trial basis.
1993 Blackburn Rovers
Premier League Cole(60)
33,987 Cole opened the scoring in this Sunday afternoon Sky
game but Alan Shearer equalised for Rovers on his return
1996 In the
absence of a reserve team, United played a behind closed
in Edinburgh against Hearts. Lee Clark and Peter Beardsley scored in
a 2-2 draw.
2000 The Reserves drew 2-2 with Manchester City at Hyde United's Ewen Fields.
Paul Dickov put City ahead after 15
seconds but David McMahon scored either side of the break to put
United ahead. Taylor then scored for City late on to tie the
scores. NUFC.com match
2005Transfer target Michael
Owen travelled to the North East for a meeting with United
officials in rural Northumberland. holding face-to-face
talks with Freddy Shepherd, Graeme Souness and
already met Liverpool officials, including manager Rafa Benitez.
Crucially though, there was no word from Madrid of an
accepted bid from Anfield.
2006 Newcastle's second string began the new
league season by extending their unbeaten run at Kingston Park
to 15 matches - but should have claimed all three points.
James Vaughan gave Everton the lead to mark his comeback after a year out with a serious
knee injury that required a Steadman repair.
from Chris Shanks and Kris Gate then put United ahead
before a melee in the home box saw Connor win a penalty, going down under challenge from
Amid strong protests,
sent Tim Krul the wrong way to level the scores up and give ex-Toon
Academy boss Alan Irvine a point on his return to his former employers.
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Carling Cup Second Round Owen(57), Martins(86)
30,523 Defender Jose Enrique debuted as Michael
Owen scored his first club goal since December 2005.
Martins then sealed the win just three minutes after
appearing off the bench.
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Hopes that Newcastle would secure the services of a
third international in a week receded when Spurs striker Robbie Keane ducked out of a
loan move to SJP.