Burnley (a) Member sale now
Public sale now
& Arsenal (a)
Man U (a)
Magpies attempt to secure a seventh successive victory in all competitions on
Saturday, when they head down Green Street to the Boleyn Ground for a 3pm
3-1 winners there back in January, Alan Pardew's side have only lost once
in their last eight visits to E13.
full allocation of around 3,000 have been sold, with adults
paying the scandalous price of £43.
Travel: following confirmation that the usual alcohol ban on
East Coast trains after Saturday's game was in force - but that the dry
train restrictions extended to services before the game, East Coast
made this statement:
on the sale or consumption of alcohol on East Coast services related to
sporting events are considered on a case-by-case basis: there is no fixed
policy regarding any club's fixtures.
"In making our decision on this, we take into account past events around each
sporting fixture, and advice from the British Transport Police. As always, our
first priority is to ensure that everyone travelling has a safe and
other words, the specific circumstances of Saturday's game between teams who
had recent off-field "issues" (pre-season in Germany) have caused
the ban and it isn't a wider policy affecting all our games in London.
Paddy Power match betting is online here Newcastle to win @ 5/2 Newcastle to win to nil @ 11/2 game to end in a 0-0 draw @ 17/2
(NB: quoted odds were accurate at the
time of writing, but subject to fluctuation - click on the link above to
display current live odds). Squad: The Shields Gazette reported on Thursday that
Tim Krul had received an unspecified injury during training and that Rob Elliot was
on standby to replace him.
Alan Pardew update, Thursday:
"(Fabricio) Coloccini, (Cheick) Tiote, Steven Taylor and
(Emmanuel) Riviere are back on the training pitch. Rolando (Aarons)
should be around for next week.
"We expect Ryan Taylor to be back
training in three to four weeks. It’s not as bad as we first feared.
“We’ve had a terrible run of injuries
but have kept the winning run going, and that is testament to the squad.”
leaves Mehdi Abeid, Gabriel Obertan and
Davide Santon unavailble, while Siem de Jong is now training but still some
time away from first team contention.
WHUFC: The Hammers have injury
doubts over Stewart Downing, Diafra Sakho, Alex Song and Enner Valencia.
Striker Modibo Maiga - once hotly pursued by Newcastle - has been loaned back
to former club Metz, while Ravel Morrison is on temporary detachment at
Ex-Magpies Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan both completed the full 90 minutes of
Saturday's 1-2 defeat at Everton.
The former is without a goal in eight PL outings since registering during a
victory at the mackems in March, while the latter has made 18 PL appearances
since last scoring, during a home win over Southampton back in February 2014.
Beginning the season with home defeats by Spurs (0-1) and Southampton, Big Fat
Sam's side then won three on the bounce against Liverpool (3-1), QPR (2-0) and
Manchester City (2-1) before being held 0-0 by Villa.
Referee: Mike Dean. This will be the
Wirral whistler's second game of the season after the 0-0 draw at Aston Villa
when he sent off Mike Williamson for two bookable offences and showed four
more yellows to home players.
Overseas TV: tbc UK Radio: tbc
NE Radio: Live commentary on BBC Newcastle
Overseas Radio: Live commentary on talkSPORT
Other Premier League fixtures
(3pm unless specified):
Sat 29.11.2014: West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal (12.45pm) Sky
Burnley v Aston Villa
Liverpool v Stoke City
Manchester United v Hull City
QPR v Leicester City
Swansea City v Crystal Palace
mackems v Chelsea (5.30pm) Sky
Sun 30.11.2014: Southampton v Man City (1.30pm) Sky
Spurs v Everton (4pm) Sky
Magpies @ Upton Park: Premier Years:
2013/14: Won 3-1 Cabaye 2, Remy 2012/13: Drew 0-0 2010/11: Won 2-1 Nolan, Carroll 2008/09: Lost 1-3 Owen 2007/08: Drew 2-2 Martins, Geremi 2006/07: Won 2-0 Duff, Martins 2005/06: Won 4-2 Owen 3, Shearer 2002/03: Drew 2-2 Bellamy, Jenas 2001/02: Lost 0-3 2000/01: Lost 0-1 1999/00: Lost 1-2 Speed 1998/99: Lost 0-2 1997/98: Won 1-0 Barnes 1996/97: Drew 0-0 1995/96: Lost 0-2 1994/95: Won 3-1 Lee, Mathie, OG 1993/94: Won 4-2 Cole, Lee 2, Mathie
Returning to SJP on Saturday as QPR's current Director of Football, Les
Ferdinand will have Newcastle on his mind again next March when he appears
at a talk-in.
Friday March 27th sees the former Magpie favourite in conversation at the
Lancastrian Suite in Dunston and tickets are on sale now here,
priced at £40 and £60.
have a pair of VIP seats up for grabs, and to be in with a chance of
winning them, email
us here with the answer to the following question:
The image above was taken in October 1995 as United crushed JFK's Wimbledon
6-1. Sir Les scored three times but we'd like you to tell us who was keeping
goal for the Wombles by the time he completed his hat trick.
date is Sat Nov 29th @ 3pm, subject: Les. No purchase
necessary. Prize is of tickets only. No transport, refreshments, bribes etc.
will be paid. Those choosing their own subject line will be disqualified.
MJK Sports also have further stocks of replica 1984 Newcastle shirts signed by
Kevin Keegan and available both framed and unframed. Find more details here
Quinn recalled Jonathyn Quinn has been recalled by Newcastle from his loan spell at
The reserve forward had remained on the bench for Blyth's 3-2 victory over Kings Lynn
at the weekend.
Quinn made eight appearances and scored twice for Spartans during his loan
spell, but won't now get the opportunity to face his club colleague Adam
Campbell when Blyth travel to Hartlepool United in the FA Cup.
Cal of duty 2
Newcastle U21s 2 Crewe Alexandra U21s 1
There's still the chance to win a pair of sought-after VIP tickets for the derby match at SJP
Latest Premier League results:
Sat 22.11.2014: Chelsea 2-0 West Bromwich Albion
Everton 2-1 West Ham
Leicester City 0-0 mackems
Manchester City 2-1 Swansea City
Stoke City 1-2 Burnley
Arsenal 1-2 Manchester United
Sun 23.11.2014: Crystal Palace 3-1 Liverpool Hull 1-2 Spurs
Aston Villa 1-1 Southampton
2014/15 season Magpie
Mover tickets remain available to NUFC season ticket holders. 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
Who's Who on sale
orders for club historian Paul Joannou's latest book can now be made direct
from the publisher online
Books cost £32.50 and various payment methods are available for anyone
unwilling to pay online, while the publishers are attempting to offset the
considerable postage charge by offering limited drop offs and pick ups
wherever possible - more details are on the site.
Page shop on St.Andrews Street, Waterstones by the Monument and in the
Metro Centre and The Evening Chronicle all now have copies in stock.
Appeal - the publishers are struggling to contact these subscribers,
please can anyone who knows these people ask that they email@example.com
Nicola Atkinson, West Midlands
Deborah Brown, location tbc
Gordon Young, Wallsend
you're at a loose end on Wednesday December 10th, the Heaton History Group
have two special guests to speak about local football.
The Grounsell Park home of Heaton Stannington will see Kevin Mochrie
deliver a talk on the history of "The Stan", while Paul Brown
will cover the formative years of Newcastle United.
Paul is the author of the book "All with Smiling Faces" that
covers the period 1881 to 1910 more
Admission is just £2 and start time is 7pm. To reserve places email firstname.lastname@example.org
or telephone 0191 215 0821 or 07763 985686. Grounsell Park can be found on
Newton Road, High Heaton, NE7 7HP details
Walid?: Relatively speaking
Following the recent arrival of Samuel Perez
- brother of Ayoze - at Blyth Spartans, the brother of another current Magpie
has joined one of our local non-league sides.
The player is question is Mehdi Abeid, whose younger brother Walid is
now on the books of Northern League First Division side Durham City.
Following receipt of his international clearance, the 21 year-old winger
debuted from the bench during a 1-2 home defeat by Billingham Synthonia on
Following Medhi from his native France where he'd played for St. Etienne at
youth level, Walid spent part of the 2011/12 season with Fulham before being
Appearing on trial for Boro reserves in a friendly against Synners in July
2012, Walid also played for Newcastle's second string in a behind closed doors
game later that year but wasn't retained.
PS: Another SJP sibling was in action for his current club on Sunday, Luuk
De Jong netting for PSV Eindhoven during a 1-1 draw at Groningen - his
ninth goal in all competitions this season. Yes, that Luuk De Jong.
Things were rather less clever for Shola Ameobi though, who made an eighth
unsuccessful attempt to finish on the winning side for Turkish side Gazientep
BB on Sunday.
The third Ameobi brother, Tomi has been appearing for Canadian side Edmonton
FC in the NASL and netted four times in the Fall season that ended earlier
Local ties for
Monday saw the draw for the last 32 of the FA
Vase take place, and six of the eight remaining Northern League sides came out
of the hat together as follows:
Bay v Dunston UTS Shaw Lane Aquaforce v Shildon
AFC Darwen or Chadderton v Newcastle Benfield Seaham Red Star v North Shields
Consett v Marske United
Ties are scheduled to be played on Sat Dec 6th.
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U18s: Devils at the double
Manchester United U18s 2
Newcastle U18s 0
A goal in each half from Marcus Rashford condemned Newcastle's youngsters to
defeat on a damp Friday evening at Altrincham's Moss Lane ground.
The Manchester-born striker turned 17 last month and shot his side ahead on 39
minutes his 20 yard effort looking to deceive visiting 'keeper Paul Woolston.
Rashford then doubled his side's lead six minutes before full time, converting
a free kick with a low shot from outside the area.
That completed a league double over the Magpies for the Red Devils, following
their 3-2 win on Tyneside in August.
Magpies currently on temporary assignment
Hatem Ben Arfa (Hull City)
An eighth Tigers outing for Hatem on Sunday but he's still to finish on
the winning side after Hull lost 1-2 at home to Spurs in the Premier League.
Marveaux (Guingamp) The winger played all 90 minutes of a 0-1 home defeat by Rennes in Ligue
1 on Saturday.
Jamaal Lascelles, Karl Darlow (Nottingham Forest) Both played the full game as Forest won 3-0 away at Wolves in the Championship
on Saturday. Lascelles picked up his second yellow card of the season.
Adam Campbell (Hartlepool United) Campbell came on in the 67th minute for his debut as 'Pools were beaten 1-3 at home to York City
in League Two on Saturday.
Tom Heardman (Gateshead)
Heardman started but was substituted after 51 minutes of a dramatic 2-2 draw
at Torquay United in the Conference on Saturday.
Three goals were scored in the
final few minutes as the Tynesiders came from behind to lead before Torquay's
Jonathyn Quinn (Blyth Spartans) Quinn remained on the bench as Spartans beat Kings Lynn Town 3-2 at Croft
Park in the Northern Premier League on Saturday.
He has now been recalled by NUFC.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (AS Roma) The defender sustained a hamstring problem while on international duty and
is expected to be out until early December.
Premier passions: Common
A pre-arranged meeting between Newcastle and Sunderland followers at a neutral
location on Wednesday night resulted in no arrests or injuries, with only an
outbreak of common sense to report.
No bus convoys or special metros were scheduled and the police helicopter was conspicuous
by its absence, as fan groups from NUFC and SAFC gathered in Gateshead to
discuss the upcoming derby match on December 21st.
Having inadvertently united both sides of the Tyne/Wear divide by advocating a
so-called "bubble match" last January, Northumbria Police presided
over this joint meeting of two groups who previously met separately.
Both groups were established in 2014 following an invitation from the police to
interested parties, with informal gatherings taking place where both sides can
communicate directly on whatever matters arise.
So far this has included discussion on derby match policing policy, the issue
of peaceful protest by fan groups inside and outside SJP, concerns over pyro
devices and ongoing dialogue regarding away travel.
Wednesday's meeting saw unanimous agreement to work together under the slogan
of "a Derby to be proud of", highlighting positive aspects of the
rivalry and building on the thawing in relationships following the MH17
There's an open invitation to anyone wishing to attend future fan group/police
meetings, with supporters aged between 16 and 25 particularly
Meetings take place quarterly on weekday evenings at a location in Newcastle.
to get involved.
(For the avoidance of doubt, these meetings aren't related to Newcastle
United's fans forum initiative).
PS: a warts-and-all reminder of derby day has been captured in a short
film that can be viewed here
A room with a view
Following the positive feedback when we gave away a couple of prototypes last
month, Tyneside-based firm Aurora now proudly present a range of unique
acrylic artworks based on an aerial view of St.James' Park.
Exclusive to NUFC.com, these are available either as an A3 size
single image piece or four separate A4 pieces that combine to create a
Featuring polished edge panels with no visible fixings create a three
dimensional effect that one of our competition winners termed, "absolutely
A3 works cost £40 and the A4 ensemble is £70 and for
orders made before Christmas, buy both for £95. Prices don't include
delivery but can be shipped at cost or collected free of charge from the
factory in NE23. Orders/enquiries via 0191 2146474 or email here
PS: Aurora are also licenced to reproduce works by local artist
John Coatsworth and have pieces featuring the SJP-themed painting, Going
to the Match here
sees United heading to Lancashire for a 7.45pm kickoff at Turf Moor.
Tickets for the visitors section remain on sale to NUFC
members and ST holders.
Paddy Power match betting will appear here Squad: To follow.
BFC: To follow.
Referee: Phil Dowd
UK TV: none
Overseas TV:tbc UK Radio: tbc
NE Radio: Live commentary on BBC Newcastle
Overseas Radio: Live commentary on talkSPORT
Other Premier League fixtures
(7.45pm unless specified): Tue 02.12.2014: Leicester City v Liverpool
Manchester United v Stoke City
Swansea City v QPR
Crystal Palace v Aston Villa (8pm)
West Bromwich Albion v West Ham (8pm)
Wed 03.12.2014: Arsenal v Southampton BT
Chelsea v Spurs
Everton v Hull Goodison Park
mackems v Man City
The Magpies will be making competitive return to Turf Moor
after a 31 year absence, when they lost 0-1 in a Second Division contest
watched by 13,900 fans.
Our most recent visit came during July 2000, when a 1-0 friendly
victory was achieved thanks to Carl Cort's first half header. A crowd of
11,441 witnessed that one.
Burnley will become the 45th club we've faced in the PL, and Turf Moor
the 52nd venue to have hosted games.
Opened in 1883 (making only Stamford Bridge and SJP older than it among
current Premier League stadia), Newcastle have been frequent visitors since
suffering a 3-0 defeat on their competitive debut there in 1897.
Their official capacity this season is 21,401.
Magpies @ Turf Moor - post-WW2:
1982/83 lost 0-1 1979/80 lost 2-3 1978/79 lost 0-1 1975/76 won 1-0 1974/75 lost 1-4 1970/71 drew 1-1 1969/70 won 1-0 1968/69 lost 0-1 1967/68 lost 0-2 1966/67 won 2-0 1965/66 lost 0-1 1960/61 lost 3-5 1959/60 lost 1-2 1958/59 drew 2-2 1957/58 won 2-0 1956/57 lost 2-3 1955/56 lost 1-3 1954/55 won 1-0 1953/54 drew 1-1 (FAC) 1953/54 won 2-1 1952/53 lost 1-2 1951/52 lost 1-2 1950/51 drew 1-1 1949/50 won 2-1 1948/49 won 3-0 1947/48 lost 0-3
Northern Premier League side Blyth Spartans confirm that ex-Newcastle
midfielder Michael Richardson has now signed on the dotted line at Croft
Now 22, Michael was released by United last season having got as far as the
first team bench during four years at SJP, but failing to make a competitive
A succession of loans saw him appear for Leyton Orient, Gillingham and
Accrington Stanley, making a combined total of 24 appearances and finding the
Richardson joins fellow former Magpie Alex Nicholson at Croft Park and was an unused substitute on Saturday
as Kings Lynn were beaten 3-2 at Croft Park.
FAYC: The clash
A cynical decision by the
host club has left Toon fans unable to attend the
FA Youth Cup Third Round
tie against Millwall next month.
The Lions rejected pleas from United for an early kick-off at the Den and the
game will go ahead with a 3pm kick-off on Saturday
With the possibility of extra time and penalties - not to mention the
difficulties of getting across London - that precludes anyone from seeing the
tie and also attending United's Premier League visit to Arsenal at 5.30pm.
The tie sees Newcastle's youngsters making the first visit at any level by the
club to Millwall's current home in South Bermondsey since it was opened back
Tickets will be available on the day as follows:
Barry Kitchener Stand (£5 adults, £1 U16s)
Executive Lounge (£10 adults, £5 U16s)
U18s v mackems (h) @ Little Benton,
11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 29.11.2014 West Ham (a) @ Boleyn Ground, 3pm, Premier League.
SOLD OUT. Allocation: tbc.
Mon 01.12.2014 U21s v Blackburn Rovers (a)
@ Leigh Sports Village, 7pm. U21
Pay on the gate, £4 adults, £2 concs, U16s
Tue 02.12.2014 Burnley (a) @ Turf Moor, 7.45pm, Premier League.
Member sale now. £40 adults, £25 over-65s / 18s-21s, £18 U18s. Allocation:
U18s v Stoke City (h) @ Little Benton,
11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 06.12.2014 Chelsea (h)
@ SJP, 12.45pm. Premier
League. Public sale now.
Live on BT.
Mon 08.12.2014 FA Cup Third Round draw live on
Sat 13.12.2014 Arsenal (a)
@ Emirates Stadium, 5.30pm, Premier League. SOLD OUT.
Allocation 2,000. Live on Sky Sports.
Mon 15.12.2014 U21s v West Bromwich Albion (h)
@ Whitley Park, 1pm. U21
Premier League. Note KO alteration. Wed 17.12.2014 Spurs (a)
@ White Hart Lane, 7.45pm, Capital One Cup Quarter Final. SOLD
OUT. Allocation 4,200.
Sun 21.12.2014 mackems (h)
@ SJP, 1.30pm. Premier
League. Ticket details awaited. Live on
Fri 26.12.2014 Manchester United (a)
@ Old Trafford, 3pm, Premier League. SOLD OUT.
Live on BT.
Sun 28.12.2014 Everton (h)
@ SJP, 4.15pm. Premier
League. Ticket details awaited.
Live on Sky Sports.
Thu 01.01.2015 Burnley (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Premier
League. Ticket details awaited.
Capital One Cup
Tue 16.12.2014 Derby v Chelsea Sky
Tue 16.12.2014 Sheff United v Soton
B'mouth v Liverpool Sky
Tottenham v Newcastle
Capital One Cup Round Dates:
QF w/c 15.12.2014 SF(1L) w/c 19.01.2015 SF(2L) w/c 26.01.2015 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
U21 Premier League -
Round of 32 ties:
Ipswich Town 0-1 Southampton
Boro 1-0 Hull City Newcastle 2-1 Crewe Alexandra
Reading 3-0 QPR
Watford 3-2 Gillingham
West Bromwich Albion 0-1 Derby County
West Ham 1-1 Millwall (8-7 on pens)
Wolves 0-1 Aston Villa
Friday 05.12.2014: Manchester City v mackems
Mon 08.12.2014: Sheffield United v Stoke City
Tue 09.12.2014: Leicester City v Leeds United
Bolton Wanderers v Wigan Athletic
Charlton Athletic v Brighton
Fulham v Norwich City
Huddersfield Town v Everton
(Blackburn Rovers received a bye)
U21 Premier League Cup Dates:
Round of 16: no later than 05.01.2015 QF: no later than 02.02.2015 SF: no later than 02.03.2015 Final: no later than 30.03.2015
Northumberland Senior Cup:
Second Round ties:
Whitley Bay 6-4 Alnwick Town (aet) Morpeth Town 3-2 WA Celtic (aet) Blyth Spartans 3-0 Ashington
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:
Arsenal (a) 5.30pm Sun 21.12.2014 mackems (h) 1.30pm
Sun 28.12.2014 Everton (h) 4.15pm Sat 17.01.2015 Southampton (h) 5.30pm
NUFC Live on BT Sport:
Chelsea (h) @ 12.45pm Fri 26.12.2014 Manchester United (a) 3pm Sat 31.01.2015 Hull City (a) 12.45pm
(Live games selected up to and including Sun 01.02.2015)
FC are offering a £5 saving on Conference Premier League
home games for NUFC season ticket holders. On production of their current ST card, adult
admission to the Tyne and wear Stand is £10.
Sat 29.11.2014 Dover Athletic (3pm) Fri 26.12.2014 FC Halifax Town (3pm) Sun 04.01.2015 Wrexham (3pm) Sat 24.01.2015 Welling United (3pm)
Northern Premier League side Darlington
1883 operate a similar scheme, with NUFC season ticket holders gaining entry to
their league games for £6 - a saving of £3.
League games: Sat 29.11.2014 Lancaster City (3pm) Sat 20.12.2014 Radcliffe Borough (3pm) Fri 26.12.2014 Scarborough (3pm) Sat 03.01.2015 Brighouse Town (3pm)
(NB: home games are staged at Bishop Auckland FC's Heritage Park home)
League Magic Weekend @ SJP:
Salford Red Devils v Widnes (2.30pm)
Hull FC v Hull KR (4.45pm)
Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors (7pm)
Catalans Dragons v Huddersfield (1pm)
St Helens v Warrington Wolves (3.15pm)
Castleford Tigers v Wakefield (5.30pm)
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
Mark Allison aka
Run Geordie Run
will embark on his latest and longest charity quest - from Lisbon to Istanbul
- in 2016.
Raising funds for The Children's Foundation and the Sir Bobby Robson
Foundation, Mark plans to complete the 3,580 miles in 100 days via Portugal, Spain, Andorra, France, Italy,
Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece & Turkey.
Mark is also planning further runs in 2018,
2020, 2022 and 2024 - by which time he hopes to have completed the remaining
13,642 miles of his 20K mile global lap.
Paul Woolston (England U17s):
Fri 28.11.2014 USA (a) FR Sun 30.11.2014 Brazil (n) FR Tue 02.12.2014 Australia (n) FR
(Nike Cup in Sarasota, FL, USA)
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.
2014/15 match dates :
Mail seemed to think we beat QPR 2-1 on Saturday.
Thanks to Michael Scott for the spot.
What's this all about then? Click here
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
On This Day in History
Born Or Died:
1965 Scott Sellars
A well-liked figure during his time at SJP, "Scoot" began
his career with Leeds United before moving on to Blackburn Rovers.
Signed during March 1993 for £700K, Sellars debuted alongside fellow new
arrival Mark Robinson in a 2-2 home draw with Charlton Athletic later that
Scoring his first Newcastle goal during a 6-0 demolition of Barnsley at
Gallowgate, Scott then netted a memorable free
kick to beat the mackems and virtually seal promotion.
Missing the opening months of the following season due to a bout of pleurist, Sellars
enjoyed a good run in the first team until further fitness problems saw him
sidelined for a ten month period from November 1994.
With David Ginola coming to prominence, Sellars was declared surplus to
requirements and sold to Bolton Wanderers in December 1995 - United making
Sellars later served Huddersfield Town and Danish club Aarhus, turning down the
chance of a return to the UK in 2001 with Northampton Town before subsequently
joining Mansfield Town.
A trial at non-league Kettering Town followed before returned to Field Mill and
helping to coaching youngsters at the Stags - being recruited by Sheffield United in
a similar role during 2003.
A spell as
assistant to Chesterfield manager Lee Richardson - a former team mate from his Blackburn
days - followed, before 2009 saw Sellars added to the coaching staff at Manchester City's youth Academy.
Subsequently heading up City's youth operations, Scott returned to SJP in
September 2013 as part of the Newcastle United Legends side who gathered to
face AC Milan Glorie in Steve Harper's farewell.
Ending his time at Manchester City in 2014, Sellars was soon snapped up by
Wolves to coach their U21 side.
1969 David John Robinson
born, Walkergate. (1986-92)
Striker who came through the junior ranks at SJP to appear for
the reserves, with periodic call-ups to the first team - although he was never
to start a competitive senior match.
Robbo's debut came at the age of 18, when he replaced John Robertson in a 1-0
home loss to Arsenal in November 1988.
Robinson's lone strike came against Reading at SJP in an FA Cup in January 1990
on his first outing of the season - leaving him some way short of Mick Quinn
and Mark McGhee, who grabbed 34 and 25 goals respectively that season.
After a spell on loan at Peterborough United in 1991, the Wallsend Boys Club graduate
was released by Newcastle, moved on to Reading and subsequently Blackpool.
Moving into non-league circles at Gateshead and Bishop Auckland, David spent
time on trial with Lincoln City and later added both Cambridge United and Berwick Rangers
to his CV before finishing up at Whitley Bay.
An NUFC.com reader reports that Robbo later turned out in the Tyneside Sunday
League for Heaton Hussar.
1983 Aaron Labonte
born, Middlesbrough. (2000-03)
Academy defender who failed to make the transition to reserve team level and was released in 2003.
Trials at Livingston, Hartlepool United and Sheffield Wednesday (appearing for the Owls
second string against Newcastle) followed, before Aaron did enough to win a permanent deal with Dunfermline Athletic.
Debuting against Rangers in the SPL during September 2003, Labonte went on to make 90 appearances at East End Park between 2003 and 2007.
Labonte ended his first season at the Pars with a Scottish FA Cup loser's medal, beaten 1-3 by Celtic at Hampden Park.
However he wasn't selected when the two sides met again in the 2007 final and went out on to Irish side Finn Harps in 2008.
That transfer was then made permanent when his Dunfermline deal expired in May 2008 but he's not been heard of since leaving the Donegal
side a year later.
2011 Death of Gary Speed, 42.
The peace of a Sunday morning was
shattered when the Football Association of Wales announced the death of their national team
Manager, sending the football world into a genuine state of shock.
A Cheshire police spokesman then said:
"At 7.08am this morning, Sunday 27 November, police were informed of an
incident at Aldford Road, Huntington.
"Officers went to the scene where a 42-year-old man was found dead. There
are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and next of kin have been
Further quotes confirmed that the man was found hanged and identification
confirmed that it was Gary Speed.
Universally admired across football, the Welsh international midfielder played
285 time for the Magpies between February 1998 and May 2004, scoring 40
Gary was part of the side beaten at Wembley in 1998 and 1999 FA Cup Finals as
well as the 2000 semi-final there.
Awarded the MBE in June 2010, Speed completed the London Marathon that year to
help raise funds for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, commenting then
"The best years I had there (at SJP) were with Sir Bobby Robson. He was
a lovely man."
And exactly nine years before his death, Speed was part of the Newcastle side who were in
Champions League action against Inter Milan at SJP.
Speaking fondly of his time on Tyneside despite departing for Bolton in
a move seen as premature in some quarters, Gary's professionalism, dignity and
intelligence made him one of football's good guys.
The previous Saturday had seen him appear as a guest on BBC's "Football Focus" show in the
company of Alan Shearer.
Needless to say, his passing was a massive shock, still bordering on the unbelievable.
In short, someone who graced the black and white shirt and is sadly
1965 Sheffield United
Division One Thompson(16), Iley(40)
Woodward(66pen), Jones(90), T.Wagstaff(90+3)
13,880 The Magpies were good value for their half time lead
on a frozen Bramall Lane pitch, with Dave Hilley setting
up both goals.
Ron McGarry's needless handball after the hour mark gave
the Blades a foothold in the game, but at the end of
normal time Newcastle still led and many home fans had
left in disgust.
Enter Mick Jones, who blasted past visiting 'keeper Gordon
Marshall from 18 yards. And with almost the last kick of
the game, Tony Wagstaff broke away and won it.
1971 Stoke City (a)
Division One Macdonald 2, D.Craig
Ritchie, Conroy 2
16,855 With 20 minutes left to play at the Victoria Ground,
United were 3-1 down before Supermac netted his second of
the match and David Craig then claimed a point with one of
his infrequent strikes.
Texaco Cup Final, First Leg Channon
17,100 United left The Dell one goal in arrears ahead of the second leg, after
future Magpie Mick Channon beat Tony Bell.
1976 Queen's Park
Rangers (h) 2-0 (2-0)
Division One Burns, Cannell
39,045 Attacking the Leazes End, a committed first half display from Newcastle made
sure of the points, with Paul Cannell heading in the opener.
Alan Gowling then centred for Mickey Burns to double the lead and Gowling also
came close to getting on the scoresheet, heading against the Rangers
Cambridge United (h) 2-0
Division Two Martin(23), McDermott(35)
20,385 Making his Newcastle debut was Howard Gayle, a young
midfielder loaned from Liverpool.
Terry McDermott scored his
first goal for United since his return to the club and
Mick Martin got a rare goal as his shot from 12 yards was
fumbled by the 'keeper.
Watching in the stands
were the Dynamo Kiev side that Newcastle had beaten in a
friendly at SJP few days earlier.
1988 Manchester United
Division One 20,234 A tedious Sunday afternoon, when Newcastle never
looked in danger of breaking their four match scoring
drought in this televised game and their visitors were
equally inept. Youtube
footage is online here
1989 After a year
in the manager's chair at The Victoria Ground, Bobby
Moncur resigned as Manager of struggling Hartlepool
1993 Arsenal (a)
Premier League Beardsley(62)
36,091 United were undone by set piece goals from Ian Wright and
Alan Smith, with Steve Bould making a nuisance of himself
at the near post on each occasion.
Peter Beardsley got one back in front of the
travelling army of away fans congregated at the Clock End,
but no equaliser followed.
"This was the first time that Kevin Keegan's
policy of not having worked on certain tactical things
before a match caught up with us.
"They caught us out quickly and we were chasing the
game after that, and they did us again with the same trick
because we couldn't get it sorted while the game was going
1996 Middlesbrough (a)
League Cup 4th Round Shearer(45)
Whyte(27), Beck(61), Ravanelli(89)
29,831 Our second-ever visit to the Riverside ended in our first defeat there,
despite Alan Shearer netting for the sixth game in a row.
Ipswich Town (h)
Worthington Cup 4th Round Robert(18), Ameobi(26), Shearer(37,40)
32,576 Alan Shearer's second wasn't a classic as he took
Nobby Solano's pass and turned the ball into the Leazes goal
from six yards.
However, the significance of the goal was that he completed
a century of strikes for the club in all competitions -
becoming only the ninth player to have achieved that feat.
Afterwards, Shearer commented:
"Jackie Milburn scored over 200 so I can scratch that.
I don't think I'll catch him though hopefully there's a
few more." NUFC.com match
Ton up for Al
Inter Milan (Italy) (h) 1-4 (0-3)
Group match 7 Solano(72)
Behind almost immediately, defeat seemed inevitable when Craig Bellamy
was sent off after just six minutes for lashing out at ex-Toffee
Although the ten men
performed well, Hector Cuper's side (who included future
Mag Emre) had the game wrapped up by half time. NUFC.com match
Basel (Switzerland) (h) 1-0 (1-0) (4-2 on aggregate) UEFA Cup 2nd Round
2nd leg og(Smiljanic)(14)
40,395 Once Smiljanic had turned a Robert corner into his own goal in the
early stages, the tie was as good as won - our 3-2 first leg advantage meaning
the visitors needed to score three times. NUFC.com match report
A fairly full house for the Basel
2005 Everton (a)
36,207 Everton caught us napping seconds after the break
when Joseph Yobo rose to meet a corner to head the only
goal of the game.
By that point we should
have been ahead and the home side down
to ten men, when James McFadden clearly stopped Shola
Ameobi's goalbound effort with his arm.
Incredibly, however, both referee
Howard Webb and his linesman missed the incident. NUFC.com
"Manager" Joe Kinnear
was charged with improper
The charge related to comments made in media interviews
about referee Martin Atkinson following United's match against
Fulham earlier in the month.
JFK labelled the referee at Craven Cottage as "Mickey
Mouse" - a comment he was asked to explain by the FA 48 hours after