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Preston (h) Member sale now
Team prediction: win
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be informed by email on Saturday night (1st).
Division Two side Hebburn Town are to face a Newcastle United XI next
month, as the local non-leaguers continue their efforts to remain afloat
despite difficult financial conditions.
The friendly is scheduled for Tuesday April 18th at the Hebburn Sports
& Social Ground at 7.30pm.
Match admission will be Town's normal prices of just £5 adults, £3 for
concessions and £1 bairns, payable on the gate. The postcode is NE31 1UN and
nearest Metro station is Hebburn.
(There's also an advance ticket option for £12 that includes match admission
and entry to a post-match talk-in event at the ground featuring Peter
Beardsley. We'll confirm here when those tickets go on sale).
United's most recent
visit to Victoria Road West came back in July 2003, when a youthful Magpies XI
were 6-2 winners. Marc Walton and Carl Finnigan weighed in with a hat-trick
apiece against a Town defence that included former red and whiter Gary
Newcastle's trip to Cardiff - our penultimate game of the
season - has been rescheduled from Saturday 29th April to Friday 28th April with a 7.45pm
kick-off for live TV coverage by Sky Sports.
That means that United must play on Monday night and Friday night that week
at the behest of Sky, but a rather more favourable TV alteration sees rivals
Brighton enjoy an extended break between games.
The Seagulls travel to Norwich on Friday April 21st, but don't then return
to action until they host Bristol City in a teatime kick-off on Saturday
Remaining NUFC games:
Sat 01.04.2017 Wigan Athletic (h) (3pm)
Wed 05.04.2017 Burton Albion (h) (7.45pm)
Sat 08.04.2017 Sheff Wednesday (a) (5.30pm) Sky
Fri 14.04.2017 Leeds United (h) (7.45pm) Sky
Mon 17.04.2017 Ipswich Town (a) (3pm)
Mon 24.04.2017 Preston (h) (7.45pm) Sky
Fri 28.04.2017 Cardiff City (a) (7.45pm) Sky
Sun 07.05.2017 Barnsley (h) (Noon)
Remaining Brighton games:
Sat 01.04.2017 Blackburn Rovers (h) (3pm)
Tue 04.04.2017: Birmingham City (h) (7.45pm)
Fri 07.04.2017 QPR (a) (7.45pm) Sky
Wolves (a) (5pm) Sky
Mon 17.04.2017 Wigan Athletic (h) (3pm)
Norwich City (a) (7.45pm) Sky
Sat 29.04.2017 Bristol City (h) (5.30pm) Sky
Aston Villa (a) (Noon)
Ivan at the double
Ivan started the game against Bradford in League One on Sunday. He scored
after just three minutes before the Bantams hit back with two quick goals.
his second just after the break to make it 2-2 and Scunthorpe went on to win
it 3-2 before the striker was subbed in the 87th minute - and was later
awarded the man of the match trinket.
Ivan's brace online here
A goal in second half added time ensured that the green and whites
beat Rushall Olympic 2-1 at Croft Park in the Northern Premier
League on Saturday.
Wooly played the full game for Blyth, who are now three wins away from
lifting the championship.
Ben Smith (Spennymoor Town)
It finished 1-1 against Halesown Town at Brewery Field in the Northern Premier
League on Saturday, with goalkeeper Ben omitted from the matchday party.
The Seahorses continued their recent good form by winning 1-0 at Dunston UTS
in the Northern League on Saturday - but Olly wasn't involved.
Macaulay was missing from the matchday squad again as Carlisle lost at 0-2 home
Crewe Alexandra in League Two on Saturday - their seventh successive game
without scoring a single goal.
It's now confirmed that the midfielder has torn a hamstring which will
sideline him for some time.
Sheffield Wednesday (h) Championship, Saturday.
Sean Longstaff, Callum Roberts,
Inverness CT, Scottish Premiership, Saturday.
Groningen (h) Eredivisie, Saturday.
Siem De Jong
Sparta Rotterdam (a) Eredivisie, Saturday.
Athletic Bilbao (h) Primera Liga, Saturday.
Dijon (h) Ligue 1, Saturday.
(BSC Young Boys)
Vaduz (h) Swiss Super League, Sunday.
(DAC 1904 Dunajská Streda)
Slovan Bratislava (h) Saturday April 8th
Nantes (h) Ligue 1, Sunday April 9th
Arma at it again
Latest international selections involving Magpies:
Freddie Woodman/Adam Armstrong
25.03.2017 France (a) won 1-0 FR
It was Arma's turn to be named in the side, with Woodman on the bench. And
the Magpies forward maintained his international scoring form, striking the
only goal of the game in the 77th minute.
28.03.2017 Senegal (n) Ploufragan Ville FR
22.03.2017 Canada (h) drew 1-1 FR
The Magpies winger wasn't in the 20 man matchday squad named by Gordon
Strachan but joined training the following day.
26.03.2017 Slovenia (h) won 1-0 WCQ
Ritchie was back in the squad for the victory over Slovenia at Hampden but
remained on the bench.
Chancel Mbemba (DR Congo):
Kenya (a) lost 1-2 FR
Mbemba played the full game in Nairobi as DR Congo lost to Kenya.
25.03.2017 Slovenia (n) won 4-0 ECQ
Lewis was in the starting line-up for this victory.
28.03.2017 Bosnia & Herz (a) Bijeljina ECQ
Aleksandar Mitrovic (Serbia):
24.03.2017 Georgia (a) won 3-1 WCQ
Mitrovic scored a cracker in Tbilisi as Serbia went top of
Group D - his fourth strike in five qualifying games.
Mitro started, scored in the 64th minute and was subbed seven
minutes later. Dusan Tadic played the ball up to our man and he turned
superbly before whipping a 20-yard effort past the 'keeper to put the Serbs
goal online here
23.03.2017 Nigeria (n) drew 1-1 FR
The rather bizarre venue of Barnet's Hive Stadium played host to this
kickabout on Thursday night, for which midfielder Saivet was an unused
27.03.2017 Ivory Coast (n) 1-1 abandoned FR
The friendly in Paris was abandoned after 88 minutes with the score 1-1
when fans invaded the pitch. Saivet started the game and was still on the
field when the ref called an end to proceedings.
Matz Sels (Belgium):
25.03.2017 Greece (h) drew 1-1 WCQ
Sels was named on the bench for this one and remained there as it finished
1-1 in Brussels despite the visitors ending the game with nine men.
28.03.2017 Russia (a) Sochi FR
25.03.2017 Luxembourg (a) won 3-1 WCQ
Thauvin was one of the unused substitutes at the Stade Josy Barthel.
28.03.2017 Spain (h) Paris FR
Injuries saw Grant Hanley (Scotland), Daryl Murphy, Rob Elliot and
Ciaran Clark (Ireland) withdraw from their respective squads, while Tim Krul
was in the preliminary Netherlands squad but then dropped.
return to home league action when they host the Latics on Saturday. It's a 3pm kick-off and tickets are on public sale now..
There will be another NUFC Foodbanks collection, on Strawberry Place
opposite the club shop from 1pm.
NUFC: There's some
optimism that Isaac Hayden may return to the squad, but DeAndre Yedlin remains
out along with long-term absentee Rolando Aarons.
There are doubts about Daryl Murphy, Ciaran Clark, Grant Hanley and Rob
Elliot after the quartet all withdrew from international duty with injuries.
Paul Dummett is playing on despite a heel problem that has required
pain-killing injections and saw him omitted from the latest Welsh squad.
Matt Ritchie meanwhile didn't kick a ball while with Scotland, not
featuring in the friendly against Canada and watching the defeat of Slovenia
from the bench.
Ghana don't have any matches in this international break, meaning that
Christian Atsu isn't playing. And while Senegal have a couple of friendlies,
Mo Diame won't feature - having confirmed his retirement.
WAFC: Will Grigg has a knee injury.
Attempting to avoid a return to League One at the first time of asking, Wigan
have put coach Graham Barrow in charge for the rest of the season.
That follows the sacking of Gary Caldwell in October and the more recent exit
of his replacement, Warren Joyce.
The Latics have enjoyed better fortunes away from home this season, winning at
Cardiff, Huddersfield, Wolves, Burton and Birmingham. They also drew
at Leeds, Brentford, Barnsley and Derby.
Referee: David Coote - third
time round for this Nottinghamshire-based whistler, who previously took charge
of our home defeat by Blackburn Rovers and the FA Cup loss at Oxford United.
Travel: No scheduled Metro
UK TV: None
Overseas TV: None
UK Radio: None
Local Radio: Live on BBC Radio Newcastle.
(The official NUFC website offers free worldwide streaming of Radio
Newcastle match commentaries)
Latics in Toon - all time:
2012/13 Won 3-0 Ba 2, Bigirimana
2011/12 Won 1-0 Cabaye
2010/11 Drew 2-2 Sh.Ameobi, Coloccini
2008/09 Drew 2-2 Owen, Martins
2007/08 Won 1-0 Owen
2006/07 Won 2-1 Parker, Sh.Ameobi
2005/06 Won 3-1 Shearer 2, Bramble
1953/54 Drew 2-2 Broadis, Milburn (FAC)
Full record v Wigan Athletic:
Championship table - top 7:
Derby County v QPR (7.45pm) Sky
Barnsley v Sheff Wednesday (12.30pm)
Aston Villa v Norwich City (3pm)
Brentford v Bristol City (3pm)
Brighton & Hove Albion v Blackburn Rovers (3pm)
Huddersfield Town v Burton Albion (3pm)
Ipswich Town v Birmingham City (3pm)
Newcastle United v Wigan Athletic (3pm)
Preston North End v Nottingham Forest (3pm)
Rotherham United v Fulham (3pm)
Wolves v Cardiff City (3pm)
Reading v Leeds United (5.30pm) Sky
Following representations to both South Yorkshire Police and the
relevant Safety Advisory Group, Newcastle's allocation for next month's trip
to Sheffield Wednesday has been increased.
The original 2,350 places have been boosted by additional 750 for a revised
total of 3,100 tickets - although that's still less than the highest away
allocation at Hillsborough this season (both Aston Villa and Leeds received
over 4,000 last August).
Those 3,100 seats are in the upper tier of the West (Leppings
Lane) Stand, with the lower section now on sale to home supporters (stringent
purchase history rules are in operation to prevent away infiltration).
Our last competitive visit to the stadium in December 2009 saw 5,300 fans
accommodated in that end.
Approaching his 50th birthday, long-suffering
Newcastle fan Shaun Smith decided to extend his ground-hopping habit by
setting himself the task of visiting all 22 Scottish Junior Cup winning clubs.
The tartan equivalent of the FA Vase/Trophy, the competition has been in
existence since 1887 and remains keenly contested - known to some as "the
Holy Grail of Scottish Football".
Shaun's excursions over the border have now been documented in a new book,
available from the Back Page and online in book & digital form via Amazon.
Thanks to the author we have a signed copy to give away and to be in with a
chance of winning, answer this question by emailing email@example.com
before Noon on Thu March 30th, subject Book.
This Fairs Cup winner played for Scottish Junior side Bathgate Thistle, later
joining United from Partick Thistle during 1968. Name him.
One entry per person please, the competition is
open to UK and overseas entrants. Shaun's blog is here
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Newcastle's reward for
disposing of the Premier League Cup holders West Ham is a
Quarter Final tie at home to Reading.
The tie is at Whitley Park on Monday April 3rd with a 1pm
kick-off and a result must be achieved on the day, via extra time and
penalties if required.
All four ties take place on the same day.
Quarter Final Draw:
Newcastle v Reading (1pm)
Swansea City v Brighton (2pm)
Norwich City (7pm)
Portsmouth v Colchester United (7pm)
Whether you're going to home or away games, if part of your journey is by
train, then various weekend alterations for engineering work may derail you:
Sat 1st Wigan Athletic (h) 3pm
Amended timetable York-Newcastle
Sat 8th Sheffield Wednesday (a) 5.30pm
Buses replace trains York-Darlington from 8pm.
Fri 14th Leeds United (h) 7.45pm
Mon 17th Ipswich Town (a) 3pm
Liverpool Street Station closed all weekend, suggested alternative route:
Central Line tube to Newbury Park, bus to Ingatestone, train to Ipswich.
Sun 7th Barnsley (h) Noon
Buses replace trains York-Darlington until 10am.
An amended Trans Pennine timetable will apply.
Buses replace trains Hexham-Newcastle all day.
Find details of all the above
Following the visit of Wigan Athletic to SJP on April 1st, the Championship
fixtures look like this:
Aston Villa v QPR (7.45pm)
Barnsley v Cardiff City (7.45pm)
Brentford v Leeds United (7.45pm)
Brighton & Hove Albion v Birmingham City (7.45pm)
Derby County v Fulham (7.45pm)
Ipswich Town v Wigan Athletic (7.45pm)
Preston North End v Bristol City (7.45pm)
Rotherham United v Sheff Wednesday (7.45pm) Sky
Wolves v Nottingham Forest (7.45pm)
Reading v Blackburn Rovers (8pm)
Huddersfield Town v Norwich City (7.45pm) Sky
Newcastle United v Burton Albion (7.45pm)
QPR v Brighton & Hove Albion (7.45pm) Sky
Birmingham City v Derby County (3pm)
Blackburn Rovers v Barnsley (3pm)
Bristol City v Wolves (3pm)
Burton Albion v Aston Villa (3pm)
Cardiff City v Brentford (3pm)
Fulham v Ipswich Town (3pm)
Leeds United v Preston North End (3pm)
Norwich City v Reading (3pm)
Nottingham Forest v Huddersfield Town (3pm)
Wigan Athletic v Rotherham United (3pm)
Sheff Wednesday v Newcastle United (5.30pm) Sky
Wigan Athletic v Barnsley (7.45pm)
Brentford v Derby County (3pm)
Bristol City v QPR (3pm)
Huddersfield Town v Preston North End (3pm)
Norwich City v Fulham (3pm)
Nottingham Forest v Blackburn Rovers (3pm)
Rotherham United v Birmingham City (3pm)
Sheff Wednesday v Cardiff City (3pm)
Wolves v Brighton & Hove Albion (5pm) Sky
Burton Albion v Ipswich Town (7.45pm)
Newcastle United v Leeds United (7.45pm) Sky
Aston Villa v Reading (3pm)
Fulham v Aston Villa (2.45pm) Sky
Barnsley v Brentford (3pm)
Birmingham City v Burton Albion (3pm)
Blackburn Rovers v Bristol City (3pm)
Brighton & Hove Albion v Wigan Athletic (3pm)
Cardiff City v Nottingham Forest (3pm)
Ipswich Town v Newcastle United (3pm)
Leeds United v Wolves (3pm)
Preston North End v Norwich City (3pm)
QPR v Sheff Wednesday (3pm)
Reading v Rotherham United (3pm)
Derby County v Huddersfield Town (5pm) Sky
Norwich City v Brighton & Hove Albion (7.45pm) Sky
Brentford v QPR (3pm)
Bristol City v Barnsley (3pm)
Burton Albion v Leeds United (3pm)
Huddersfield Town v Fulham (3pm)
Nottingham Forest v Reading (3pm)
Rotherham United v Ipswich Town (3pm)
Sheff Wednesday v Derby County (3pm)
Wigan Athletic v Cardiff City (3pm)
Wolves v Blackburn Rovers (3pm)
Aston Villa v Birmingham City (Noon)
Newcastle United v Preston North End (7.45pm) Sky
Wolves v Huddersfield Town (7.45pm)
Cardiff City v Newcastle United (7.45pm) Sky
Barnsley v Burton Albion (3pm)
Birmingham City v Huddersfield Town (3pm)
Blackburn Rovers v Aston Villa (3pm)
Derby County v Wolves (3pm)
Fulham v Brentford (3pm)
Ipswich Town v Sheff Wednesday (3pm)
Leeds United v Norwich City (3pm)
Preston North End v Rotherham United (3pm)
QPR v Nottingham Forest (3pm)
Reading v Wigan Athletic (3pm)
Brighton & Hove Albion v Bristol City (5.30pm) Sky
Aston Villa v Brighton & Hove Albion (Noon)
Brentford v Blackburn Rovers (Noon)
Bristol City v Birmingham City (Noon)
Burton Albion v Reading (Noon)
Huddersfield Town v Cardiff City (Noon)
Newcastle United v Barnsley (Noon)
Norwich City v QPR (Noon)
Nottingham Forest v Ipswich Town (Noon)
Rotherham United v Derby County (Noon)
Sheff Wednesday v Fulham (Noon)
Wigan Athletic v Leeds United (Noon)
Wolves v Preston North End (Noon)
Brewers make their first-ever visit to Gallowgate for a Championship game on
Wednesday April 5th.
It's a 7.45pm start. Tickets are on public sale now.
NUFC: To follow
Albion remain in danger of returning to the third tier after their maiden
season in the Championship and move on to Newcastle after a game at
Huddersfield the previous Saturday.
Their two away wins were achieved at Rotherham and QPR, but before their
most recent 3-5 defeat at Brentford they took points from successive draws
at Derby, Bristol City and Sheffield Wednesday.
Referee: Keith Stroud -
coming to us from Hampshire and making a third appearance at Gallowgate so
far this season. His previous two both ended in home victories (Brighton
2-0, Forest 3-1) and both visiting sides ending the game with just ten men.
UK TV: None
Overseas TV: None
UK Radio: None
Local Radio: Live on BBC Radio Newcastle.
(The official NUFC website offers free worldwide streaming of Radio
Newcastle match commentaries)
Stats: Although Burton Albion have never
visited SJP before, the now-defunct sides Burton Swifts and Burton Wanderers
both played here previously:
1897/98 Newcastle 3-1 Burton Swifts
1896/97 Newcastle 3-0 Burton Wanderers
1896/97 Newcastle 2-1 Burton Swifts
1895/96 Newcastle 4 -0 Burton Wanderers
1895/96 Newcastle 5-0 Burton Swifts
1894/95 Newcastle 3-1 Burton Wanderers
1894/95 Newcastle 6-3 Burton Swifts
1893/94 Newcastle 4-1 Burton Swifts
record v Burton Albion:
Fixtures, Tickets etc.
The stadium Box Office is located in the Milburn Stand, just up the slope from the Sir
Bobby Robson Statue. The previous ticket desk in the club shop has now
Paid-for matchday ticket collections take place from the windows at the
back of the Gallowgate End Stand, above NINE Bar.
SJP Box Office phone: 0844
(7p per minute plus network charge)
* 0044 870 444 1892
Online Box Office is here
SJP seating plan is here
On the opening day of ticket sales, they officially commence at 10am -
with any points reduction for away tickets becoming effective at the
Away tickets are sold only to season ticket holders and members*. All ST
holders are automatically members (a non-negotiable fee is added
annually by NUFC to each ST).
A £1 administration fee per ticket applies to away sales in all
competitions, with no upper limit. In addition, non-NUFC members pay the
same fee on home ticket sales.
Heading to the Toon?
Sat 01.04.2017 U18s v
Southampton (a) @ Marchwood, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 01.04.2017 Wigan Athletic (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Championship. Public sale now.
Mon 03.04.2017 U23s v Reading (h) @ Whitley Park, 1pm. Premier League
Wed 05.04.2017 Burton Albion (h)
@ SJP, 7.45pm. Championship. Public sale now.
Sat 08.04.2017 U18s v
Brighton and Hove Albion (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 08.04.2017 Sheffield Wednesday (a)
@ Hillsborough, 5.30pm. Championship. ST
holder now, 50 points. £42 adults, £32
over 65s / U21s, £15 U17s, £10 U11s, £5 U5s. Allocation: 3,100. Live on Sky Sports.
Mon 10.04.2017 U23s v Fulham (h) @ Whitley Park, 1pm. Premier League 2.
Fri 14.04.2017 Leeds United (h)
@ SJP, 7.45pm. Championship. SOLD OUT. Live on Sky Sports.
Mon 17.04.2017 Ipswich Town (a)
@ Portman Road, 3pm. Championship. ST holder
sale now, 10 points. £37.50 adults, £25 OAPs, £24 young adults,
£11.50 bairns. Allocation: tbc.
NB: Original sales of tickets were at £32.50 adults, £23 OAPs, £22
young adults, £11.50 bairns.
Tue 18.04.2017 U23s v Hebburn Town (a) @ Victoria Road West,
Heburn, 7.30pm. Friendly.
Sat 22.04.2017 U18s v Wolves (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Mon 24.04.2017 U23s v Middlesbrough (a) @ Riverside, 7pm. Premier League 2.
24.04.2017 Preston North End (h)
@ SJP, 7.45pm. Championship. Member sale now,
public sale Thu 30.03.2017 (online), Fri 07.04.2017 ( in person / by
Live on Sky Sports.
Fri 28.04.2017 Cardiff City (a)
@ Cardiff City Stadium, 7.45pm. Championship.
Ticket details tbc. Allocation: tbc. Live on Sky Sports.
Championship season ends (all games kick off at Noon).
(Championship playoff final takes place at Wembley Stadium on Mon
NUFC UK live TV coverage:
NUFC Live on Sky Sports:
Sat 08.04.2017 Sheff Wed (a) 5.30pm
Fri 14.04.2017 Leeds United (h) 7.45pm
Mon 24.04.2017 Preston NE (h) 7.45pm
Fri 28.04.2017 Cardiff City (a) 7.45pm
Northumberland Senior Cup Final:
Wed 26.04.2017 Blyth Spartans v North Shields @ SJP, 7.30pm.
2017/18 season start/end dates:
PL 12.08.2017 to 13.05.2018
EFL 04.08.2017 to 05.05.2018
2017/18 season fixture dates:
League Cup Final 25.02.2018
FA Cup Final date tbc
Thu 30.03.2017 Keith Gillespie
@ Hedworth Hall, South Shields.
£15 inc. curry, tickets from venue or 0191 456 3112.
Fri 07.04.2017 Steve Harper (and Mick Lowes) Ponteland CIU,
Merton Way, benefit for Ponteland Cricket Club. Tickets £20 inc. pie &
peas. Tickets: Chris on 07814 736865. Note
change of venue.
Fri 21.04.2017 Steve Harper @ Assembly
Rooms, Newcastle. Benefit for Teenage Cancer Trust. £30 (£90 VIP)
from 07891 967469.
Thu 27.04.2017 Alan Shearer @ Hedworth Hall, South Shields. £50
inc. meal, tickets from venue or 0191 456 3112.
Fri 02.06.2017 Toon Legends Annual Dinner @ Village Hotel, North
Shields. Alan Kennedy and former NUFC players tbc will be in attendance.
£50 per ticket, table of 10 for £450. Tickets from Bill 07753 573613.
Rugby League Magic Weekend 2017:
Saturday 20th May 2017:
Widnes Vikings v Wakefield Trinity (2.30pm)
Hull FC v St Helens (4.45pm)
Wigan Warriors v Warrington Wolves (7pm)
Sunday 21st May 2017:
Catalans Dragons v Huddersfield (1pm)
Leigh Centurions v Salford (3.15pm)
Castleford v Leeds Rhinos (5.30pm)
International Magpies |
National Service |
2017/18 international breaks:
Coxy's Cockup Corner |
Whoops, He did it Again... |
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
This Day in History
Born Or Died:
Death of Andy McCombie, 75.
Webster born, Alnwick
Midfielder who appeared for United at
both academy and reserve levels, earning England caps at both U16 and
Following his release in 2005, Ben had
trials at Cardiff City, Carlisle United,
Rochester Rhinos in the USA before
signing for Swedish club Vasteras SK.
Homesickness prompted a return after two
years, a trial at Scottish side St.Johnstone
coming to nothing. Signing for
Newcastle Blue Star, Ben then faced the
Magpies in a 2007 pre-season friendly at
Kingston Park, by which time he was playing
at right back.
He later trained with Berwick Rangers and
was playing for Alnwick Town when the offer
of a two year contract with Finnish side
MyPa 47 came in 2009.
He then surfaced at Belgium side
Charleroi before appearing for Rajpracha in
1902 Grimsby Town (a)
Gardner, Ronaldson, Long
The Magpies were well beaten on what was their
first-ever visit to Blundell Park.
1903 Aston Villa (h)
1908 Fulham (n)
FA Cup Semi Final
Appleyard(31), Gardner(3-0), Howie(35,5-0), Rutherford(4-0,6-0)
FA Cup semi final time at Anfield, and an easy victory
for United, despite being without Peter McWilliam.
1914 Glasgow Rangers
1921 Oldham Athletic
1925 Birmingham (a)
1931 Sunderland (h)
A hat trick of sorts for United's Harry Bedford, who netted
twice and accidentally broke the jaw of mackem Alex Hastings.
Bedford subsequently moved to Roker Park before returning to
SJP in a coaching role just
before the Second World War.
1936 Sheffield United
Connelly, J.Smith, Weaver
1942 Sheffield United (h)
Rickett 3, Machent 2, Young(pen)
Some sources have Stubbins' goal in the second half.
1953 Blackpool (h)
Newcastle old boy Ernie Taylor marked his return
to SJP by scoring the winning goal for the Tangerines.
1959 Luton Town (a)
Brown 2, Gregory, Pacey
Just 24 hours after losing 0-3 at West Ham, United
were beaten again in this Easter Saturday fixture.
1964 The FA Amateur Cup Semi-final between Barnet
and Crook Town was played at SJP in front of 10,000
Ex-Magpie youngster Jimmy Goodfellow scored twice for
Crook in a 2-1 success. Tony Harding netted for the Bees.
1970 Nottingham Forest
(a) 2-2 (2-2)
Dyson (2), Robson (17)
Hilley (8), Lyons (12)
Former Magpie Dave Hilley scored against his old
1-1 (abandoned after 45 minutes, rain)
A game forever remembered by those present (including
your correspondent), for the sight
of Wrexham keeper Dai Davies having the wind blow his
goal-kick out for a corner....
Revenge for defender Bruce Halliday, who had made his debut in
a 0-6 pasting earlier in the season at Stamford Bridge.
The only senior goal of his Magpies career was a header at the Gallowgate
Leeds United (h)
Visiting right back Denis Irwin was credited with the only
goal as Newcastle kept up their promotion bid with this
vital midweek victory.
Willie McFaul's side kept up their improved form, with
Paul Goddard scoring for the second time in four days. He
would go on to net in seven successive games to steer
United away from the relegation zone.
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A stormy Sunday at SJP, as Andy Saville and Ian Rodgerson put the Blues two ahead, much to
the delight of their owner David Sullivan in the
Two quick goals sent home fans into
raptures and one in particular confirmed the score to Mr
Sullivan in a rather forceful manner - for which he
temporarily lost his season ticket.
reserves lost 1-0 at home to Leicester City, with central
defender Brian Reid playing for the opening 45 minutes.
Reid made a loan move until the end of the season,
but then returned to his parent club Glasgow Rangers
without ever making it into the Magpies first team.
Just a week before their FA Cup Semi final meeting
with Sheffield United, United lost the services of Robert
Lee with a hamstring injury picked up after putting his
Stuart Pearce diverted a cross beyond Shay Given before a
late goalmouth scramble saw referee Graham Barber penalise
Newcastle for handball, with you know who scoring the pen.
David Batty's absence through suspension saw manager Kenny
Dalglish utilise Nicos Dabizas as a holding midfielder at
Bolton Wanderers (a) 0-1 (0-1)
Less than 72 hours after their UEFA Cup victory away
to Real Mallorca, a lethargic Newcastle slipped to defeat at the Reebok Stadium.
Steven Taylor made his league debut at right back and was out-muscled by Henrik
Pedersen, with the Dane later admitting that the effort he
looped over Shay Given and into the net was meant as a
2006 United's reserve
side ended their away campaign with a 0-3 loss to
title-chasing Aston Villa at Walsall's Bescot Stadium.
Albert Luque lasted just 13 minutes before limping out of
the action with an ankle problem - clashing
with coach Tommy Craig on the touchline after being
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Lee Clark's second string won a first league
game since October thanks to a 3-0 victory over Sheffield United.
Andy Carroll (2) and Mark Doninger found the net at
Chesterfield's Saltergate home.
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