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make their first-ever appearance at New York Stadium on Saturday afternoon, when
they face the Millers in an old-fashioned 3pm kick-off.
Newcastle are the highest scorers in the Championship so far with 21 goals
from 10 games, while Rotherham have the leakiest defence, conceding 24 to
All 2,500 away section tickets have been sold, with the host club advising
that at full time, home fans will be directed towards Don Street whilst away
supporters will exit via New York Way leading to Main Street. That
arrangement will apply for at least 20 minutes.
Travel: If you're off to South Yorkshire by train, be aware that
Central Metro station is closed from 8pm Friday until Monday AM for
Where: New York Stadium S60 1AH (12,021)
Nearest station: Rotherham Central (0.4 miles)
Return mileage from SJP: 257 miles
The New York Stadium (named after the area it
was built in) opened for business in 2012 - ending a four season tenancy at
the Don Valley Athletics Stadium.
That came about when disputes with their
landlord prompted the Millers to leave Millmoor - which rather oddly remains
intact (but unused) only a short distance away from the new one.
Coral's enhanced new customer offer for
this game is a mighty 8/1 on a Magpies win (£5 max stake) and should
that not happen, there's a consolation £5 free bet.
Get that offer online here
Selected match odds:
Dwight Gayle first goalscorer @ 3/1
Yoan Gouffran anytime scorer @ 11/5
Newcastle to keep a clean sheet @ 5/4
Newcastle to score in opening 10 minutes @ 11/2
match bets are online here
Team: Vurnon Anita is available
again after completing his three match suspension.
RUFC: To follow.
Ahead of hosting us, Alan Stubbs saw his side beaten 1-2 at Huddersfield Town
on Tuesday evening.
have won just once in the Championship so far this season, a 1-0 home win over Brentford
which was also their only clean sheet. Since then they've lost four times and
drawn the other two.
Other opposition sides haven't found goals hard to come by at New York Stadium,
with Wolves, Bristol City and Nottingham Forest all drawing 2-2 and Cardiff
winning 2-1. Morecambe also won 5-4 there in the EFL Cup.
Our most recent visit to Rotherham was for
a rather feisty FA Cup tie that ended 1-1 in January 1993. Newcastle won the
- but will be from the Premier League group of referees.
UK TV: None
Arena Sport 1 +HD
beIN Sports 3 Australia
beIN Sports 4 USA
Sportdigital TV +HD
Ten 3 (India/Nepal/Pakistan/Sri Lanka)
UK Radio: None
Local Radio: Live on BBC Radio Newcastle
Mags @ Millers - all-time:
1992/93 drew 1-1 Lee (FAC)
1982/83 won 5-1 Keegan 4, Todd
1981/82 drew 0-0
1964/65 drew 1-1 Penman
1963/64 won 3-2 Penman, Suddick 2
1962/63 lost 1-3 McGrath
1961/62 drew 0-0
(All games staged at Millmoor)
Upcoming Championship Fixtures:
Fulham v QPR (12.45pm)
Birmingham City v Blackburn Rovers (3pm)
Brentford v Wigan Athletic (3pm)
Bristol City v Nottingham Forest (3pm)
Burton Albion v Cardiff City (3pm)
Ipswich Town v Huddersfield Town (3pm)
Leeds United v Barnsley (3pm)
Preston North End v Aston Villa (3pm)
Reading v Derby County (3pm)
Sheffield Wednesday v Brighton & Hove Albion (3pm)
Wolves v Norwich City (5.30pm)
footage is online here
Magpies number 9
Dwight Gayle netted a hat-trick as Newcastle scored twice in added
time, turning defeat into victory on a staggering night at St. James' Park.
After suffering a late set-back at Villa Park five days earlier, United
staged a late, late show of their own to stun a Norwich side seemingly
heading for top spot.
Apparently heading for a 1-3
loss that would see them languishing in ninth place, the Magpies instead
ended the evening third - a point behind the Canaries and three off current
Championship leaders Huddersfield.
Yoan Gouffran scored in the fifth minute of added time to
salvage a point but then came Gayle's incredible winner to send SJP
It would have been an astonishing ending to any game but to turn the tables
a City side
their previous four outings has the feel of a pivotal moment in this
season for Rafa Benitez and his players.
Enjoying a level of domination that even eclipsed the opening exchanges
of the recent 6-0 victory at QPR, United could have been five goals to the
good before Dwight Gayle broke the deadlock after 24 minutes.
The former Palace striker had three unsuccessful efforts in just six
minutes - two saved by Michael McGovern - before Matt Ritchie hit the crossbar
and Jonjo Shelvey drove just wide of the Gallowgate goal.
Without a goal in three starts, Gayle got his reward by poking home at the
near post after Ritchie centred from the right with the outside of his left foot.
A City defence including ex-Magpie Sebastien Bassong continually looked all at
sea, but some neat and tidy forays upfield by the visitors hinted that the
recent tradition of goals in this fixture might just continue.
Despite that though, Norwich had mostly been kept at arms' length and Karl
Darlow hadn't been tested on his recall to the side until seconds before the
At that point Yoan Gouffran made a risky challenge to halt the progress of
Robbie Brady and Graham Dorrans
sent Darlow the wrong way from the resultant penalty.
soon to follow after the break
striker Cameron Jerome
shot over Darlow to put the visitors ahead.
And if that wasn't bad enough Norwich got a third following another
break, Jacob Murphy's 25 yard
shot taking a deflection that
Unbelievably that was enough to send some alleged home fans heading to
the exits with over 20 minutes remaining - but United instantly replied
through Gayle, who did brilliantly to bring down a
superb 60-yard ball
from Shelvey before slotting it past McGovern.
It was game on at 3-2, with the below-par Momo Diame and Jack Colback
replaced by Aleksandar Mitrovic and Isaac Hayden,
but again the Serb seemed more intent on wrestling than playing and was almost
instantly booked for some needless shoving.
Dorrans saw an effort blocked at the visitors looked to seal victory,
before what looked like being our major opportunity went begging after 79
minutes - Gayle's rising near-post volley touched away by McGovern.
Mitrovic headed wide as the 90 minutes approached and a third home loss
of the season loomed - along with inevitable scrutiny of the tactics,
personnel and substitutions that had been deployed by Rafa here.
Christian Atsu arrived in place of Dummett as the last throw of the dice,
while an improvised clearance from last man back Ciaran Clark to rob
substitute Nelson Oliveira maintained ever-dwindling hopes of a point.
Some ridiculous time-wasting antics by City had led to six minutes of added
time being allotted but five of those had gone before Gouffran managed to get
his head on DeAndre Yedlin's cross for an unlikely leveller.
More drama was to follow though and within a minute Gayle sent St. James' into raptures
as Shelvey's long forward punt was knocked down by Mitrovic for Gayle, who
chested the ball down and found the back of the Leazes net from just inside
the Norwich box.
Pick one from your own personal memory bank: Alan Shearer's treble in the epic
4-3 win over Leicester in February
1997, Mark McGhee's late winner in a 5-4 against the Foxes in January 1990
or Kenny Wharton forcing the ball over the same goal line to see off Fulham
3-2 back in November 1983.
Just like Tiote v Arsenal, that's why you never leave.
There was still time for Darlow to deny Jonny Howson in the 99th minute
before card-happy referee Peter Bankes
ended an enthralling encounter that may just have changed the course of the
Canaries' rotten run on
Tyneside continues, losing each of their last six visits and conceding 16
goals in doing so,
coming in the last two games.
However defeat for Alex Neil's side tonight was totally unthinkable until Gouffran and Gayle's fabulous
Glorious, unexpected, ridiculous, Newcastle United.
as Geordie Orwell would have said
Darlow, Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett (Atsu,
90+2), Shelvey, Colback (Hayden 71), Ritchie, Gouffran, Diame (Mitrovic 71),
Subs n/u: Sels, Mbemba, Lazaar, Perez.
Booked: Colback, Ritchie, Dummett, Mitrovic,
Goals: Gayle 24,71,90+6, Gouffran 90+5.
McGovern, Pinto, Martin, Bassong, Olsson, Tettey, Dorrans, Jacob Murphy
(Bennett 79), Howson, Brady, Jerome (Oliveira 86).
Subs n/u: Naismith, Hoolahan, Josh Murphy, Thompson.
Booked: Brady, Howson, Dorrans, Olsson, Jerome.
Goals: Dorrans 44pen, Jerome 52, Murphy 69.
If anyone misplaced some keys in the Gallowgate West Corner with a McEwans
Lager blue away strip key ring, they have been handed in to a club steward.
Referee: Peter Bankes - first senior game involving Newcastle for the
whistler from Merseyside.
"I did a
little fist pump. Normally I am calm.
"To feel the fans here when you are scoring goals and winning the game
was amazing. I think that we deserved to win.
"In the first half we deserved to be
ahead easily against a good team. The second half was incredible at 3-1 down.
"We didn’t start well in the second
half after one or two mistakes but still the team reacted and pushing.
"They played five at the back and we
dropped off a little bit. Then we were in attack.
"And for all the bad luck in the
first half we had good luck in the second half. In the end we deserved to win.
the other day that against Aston Villa, he (Gayle) had one or two clear
chances and things could have been different,
"Every striker will have those
situations, and I will always try to give confidence to a striker as long as
he continues working.
"It is not just about scoring goals. He has been working hard – he had
chances in the first half – and then his goals came in the second half. I’m
really pleased for him, and really pleased for the team.
"You never know how important this
"It is still early, but if you win and you win in this way, it is a boost
for everyone. It is a boost for the players and the fans.
"You have to give credit for the players because their work rate and
spirit – everything you are looking for – you could see. You could see all
of those things.”
Latest recorded NUFC goals in recent seasons:
v Norwich (h) 90+6 (Ch)
v Norwich (h) 90+5 (Ch)
v West Ham (a) 90+5 (PL)
v Blackburn (a) 90+6
That 2011 game at Ewood Park is the last occasion before Wednesday
night when United scored twice during second half added time - with Danny
Guthrie having already netted at 90+3 minutes.
In terms of home goals, Gouffran and
Gayle both left their efforts later in proceedings than the following:
v Palace (h) 90+4 (PL)
v Fulham (h) 90+4 (PL)
v Anji (h) 90+4 (EL)
v Blackburn (h) 90+4 (FA)
2010/11 Coloccini v Wigan (h) 90+4 (PL)
(Goals scored in added time were routinely recorded as 90 minutes
until the proliferation of online statistics, meaning that it's impossible
to compile longer lists).
Dwight Gayle's fourth senior career hat-trick was his first in a Newcastle
shirt and the first by a Magpie since Gini Wijnaldum's treble against
Norwich City at SJP in September 2015.
Gayle now has seven goals from eight Championship starts for
the Magpies, while Yoan Gouffran added a third of the season in all
competitions and now has 15 to his name from 105 league and cup
The last Newcastle player to score
three goals in a Championship game was Kevin Nolan against Ipswich
Town at Portman Road in September 2009.
Our last league ever-present record of the season went by the wayside with
replacement of Matz Sels by Karl Darlow. The Belgian custodian played
every minute of our first nine Championship games.
Current season comparison with our five post-war promotions after 10
games (figure in brackets is eventual finishing position):
2016/17 W6 D1 L3 F21 A10 19 points,
2009/10 W7 D2 L1 F18 A5 23 points, 1st (1st)
1992/93 W10 D0 L0 F23 A6 30 points, 1st (1st)
1983/84 W6 D2 L2 F19 A11 20 points, 4th (3rd)
1964/65 W6 D2 L2 F16 A9 20 points*, 1st (1st)
1947/48 W5 D2 L3 F18 A13 17 points*, 5th (2nd)
* recalculated to emulate 3 points for a win
Magpies versus Canaries - post WWII:
2016/17 won 4-3 Gayle 3, Gouffran
2015/16 won 6-2 Wijnaldum 4, Perez, Mitrovic
2013/14 won 2-1 Remy, Gouffran
2012/13 won 1-0 Ba
2011/12 won 1-0 Cisse
2004/05 won 2-1 Jenas, Sh.Ameobi (LC)
2004/05 drew 2-2 Bellamy, Hughes
1994/95 won 3-0 Beardsley 2(1pen), Kitson
1993/94 won 3-0 Cole, Lee, Beardsley
1988/89 lost 0-2
1987/88 lost 1-3 Gazza
1986/87 won 4-1 Goddard, Gazza, McDonald, Jackson
1984/85 drew 1-1 Waddle
1981/82 won 2-1 Varadi, Mills
1977/78 drew 2-2 Burns, Kennedy
1976/77 won 5-1 T.Craig, Gowling, Oates, McCaffery 2
1975/76 won 5-2 Gowling 2, Macdonald 2, OG
1973/74 drew 0-0
1972/73 won 3-1 Tudor 2, Guthrie
1964/65 won 2-0 Cummings, Robson
1963/64 won 2-0 Cummings, Iley
1962/63 won 2-1 Fell, Thomas
1961/62 drew 0-0
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After one game in charge, Sam Allardyce has been relieved of his
position as England manager "by mutual consent" following
revelations about him published in Tuesday's edition of the Telegraph
Elsewhere, Derby County suspended their manager Nigel Pearson on
Tuesday amid reports of a falling out between him and the Rams Chairman. Amazingly, the Rams are
reportedly considering Steve McClaren as a replacement.
The Telegraph promise more disclosures in the coming days, with much
speculation surrounding their tease concerning "at least six English
managers" allegedly involved in rule breaches. This could get
- first reviews in
Based on Jonathan Tulloch's award-winning book of the same name, a theatrical
production of "The Season Ticket" is currently being staged
in Newcastle - and initial performances have been very well received:
Versteeg, "The Season Ticket"
runs through to Saturday week, October 8th at Northern Stage in
"Incredible. Wonderful performances, beautifully directed, with a
fantastic script! Go see!"
"absolutely brilliant, went last night, laughed & cried, get yourself
"Best play I have seen. Recommend to anyone - Fantastic"
The story of penniless Toon fans Gerry and Sewell and their attempts to find
the money to watch the black and whites was filmed as "Purely Belter"
in 2000 and now returns, adapted and updated for the stage.
Starring Will Graham and Niek
Adult tickets cost from £15.50-£26, with U21s and students £13. Bookings
Due to customer demand, Northern Stage have now confirmed accessible
performances as follows:
Thu 06.10.2016 Captioned (7.30pm)
Fri 07.10.2016 British Sign Language (7.30pm)
Touch Tour (12.30pm)
Sun 08.10.2016 Audio Described (2pm)
For anyone not going to Rotherham meanwhile, there's a matinee performance at 2pm
this coming Saturday (1st) and on Saturday 8th October (also
Northern Stage are also running an early evening performance this coming Tuesday,
curtain up 6pm.
PS: After leaving Newcastle, "The Season Ticket" moves on to
Winchester, York and Dundee.
Tom gets on
A debut in senior football came on Tuesday evening, as Tom arrived as an 84th
minute substitute in a 1-1 draw with Luton
Tom Heardman (Hartlepool United)
Alex Gilliead (Luton Town)
Alex played the first 79 minutes of a 1-1 draw away at Hartlepool United in League
Two on Tuesday, with the Hatters levelling from
a free kick awarded for a foul on him.
Ivan Toney (Shrewsbury Town)
A dismissal during Town's 1-1 draw at AFC Wimbledon
on Saturday means that striker Ivan
sat out Tuesday's
League One home game against Peterborough United. That game ended 1-1.
Arma arrived from the bench in the 67th minute as the
Tykes found a late equaliser in a 1-1 home draw with Aston Villa in the
Championship on Tuesday.
Arriving from the bench for the final 27 minutes, Sammy was unable to prevent
the Trotters tumbling to a 0-1 defeat at Rochdale in League One on Tuesday.
Haris Vuckic (Bradford City)
Vuckic started for the Bantams
on Tuesday night, completing 64 minutes of a 2-1 home victory over Fleetwood Town
in League One.
Kyle Cameron (Newport County)
The Scottish U21 international defender played the full game as Newport lost
0-1 at Grimsby Town in League Two on Tuesday.
Macaulay Gillesphey (Carlisle United)
A 2-2 draw at Doncaster Rovers in League Two on Tuesday
night means that the Cumbrians have lost just once in 13 league and cup
games this season - and that was on penalties to Championship side Derby
Macaulay played the full 90 minutes at the Keepmoat.
A 2-2 draw away to Russian side Rostov in the Champions League on Wednesday
evening saw Siem appear as a 73rd minute replacement for PSV. His brother
Luuk scored once.
Jamie Sterry (Coventry City)
A 2-2 home draw with AFC Wimbledon in League One on Wednesday saw defender
Sterry return to the Sky Blue starting lineup and complete 90 minutes.
Kevin Mbabu (BSC Young Boys)
A third successive 0-0 draw in all competitions saw Young Boys return with a
point from Thursday's Europa League trip to Astana. Kevin was an unused
substitute in Kazakhstan.
Las Palmas (h) Primera Division, Saturday.
Angers (a) Ligue 1, Sunday.
Paul Woolston (Darlington 1883)
Brackley Town (a) National League North 08.10.2016
Liam Smith (Crewe Alexandra)
Lewis Gibson (England U17s):
Wed 28.09.2016 Croatia (a) Pula FR
Fri 30.09.2016 Greece (n) Novigrad FR
Mon 03.10.2016 Germany (n) Pula FR
Ciaran Clark, Daryl Murphy (Ireland):
06.10.2016 Georgia (h) WCQ
09.10.2016 Moldova (a) WCQ
Paul Dummett (Wales):
06.10.2016 Austria (a) WCQ
09.10.2016 Georgia (h) WCQ
Vurnon Anita (Netherlands):
07.10.2016 Belarus (h) WCQ
10.10.2016 France (h) WCQ
Grant Hanley, Matt Ritchie (Scotland):
08.10.2016 Lithuania (h) WCQ
11.10.2016 Slovakia (a) WCQ
Freddie Woodman, Isaac Hayden (England U21):
08.10.2016 Malta (h) ECQ
11.10.2016 Slovenia (a) ECQ
There's a first selection in this age group for 19 year-old goalkeeper Freddie
Woodman, although he has trained with the U21s before. Also called up is former
Magpie custodian Jonathan Mitchell, now at Derby County.
Kyle Cameron (Scotland U21):
05.10.2016 Iceland (a) ECQ
11.10.2016 Macedonia (a) ECQ
There's a maiden U21 call-up for reserve defender Kyle.
The 19 year-old native of Hexham is currently on loan at League Two side
Newport County following a similar temporary posting to York City last season.
Scotland cannot qualify for the finals in 2017 and have selected a host of new
players including Kyle, fellow Magpie Stuart Findlay among those making way.
Possible call-ups for
05.10.2016 Netherlands (h) Oldham FR
07.10.2016 Germany (h) Huddersfield FR
10.10.2016 USA (h) Rochdale FR
06.10.2016 Moldova (a) WCQ
09.10.2016 Austria (h) WCQ
06.10.2016 Cuba (a) FR
12.10.2016 New Zealand (h) FR
07.10.2016 Bosnia (h) WCQ
10.10.2016 Gibraltar (a) WCQ
07.10.2016 Uganda (h) WCQ
08.10.2016 Libya (h) WCQ
08.10.2016 Gabon (a) WCQ
08.10.2016 Cape Verde (h) WCQ
Newcastle U23s 3 Swansea U23s 2
defence is terrified
Aston Villa 1 Newcastle 1
action is online here
Old boys return:
Tickets remain on sale for "The Entertainers" reunion match at
Kingston Park next month, marking 20 years since our glorious 5-0 win over
Non-playing duo Alan Shearer and Les Ferdinand will manage a side of SJP old
boys against a Manchester Select at Kingston Park with kick-off at 1.30pm on
Sunday October 7th.
Back in black and white once again will be Asprilla, Beardsley, Beresford,
Bernard, Clark, Dabizas, Fox, Harper, Howey, Ketsbaia, Kilcine, Lee, D.Peacock,
P.Robinson, Sellars, Thompson and Watson with two special guests: Milan Srnicek
(Pavel's brother) and Nick Emmerson (Tino's interpreter in the 1990s).
Standing tickets are on sale at £10 (£5 concessions) with seating available
at £20 & £10 online
here or 0871 226 6060. Premium options via 0191 214 2892.
The game is preceded by a dinner at SJP on Saturday night, which acts as a
fundraiser for Sport Newcastle. Tickets for this are still available online
After losing their unbeaten record
this season at the sixth time of asking last weekend, Newcastle's U18s face Liverpool
at Little Benton on Saturday (11am).
The Reds came a cropper against local rivals Everton last week when they
1-4 at home.
PDF update released
For anyone who owns a copy of "Newcastle United: The Ultimate
Record", the latest seasonal update for 2015/16 is now available as a
PDF free of charge.
If you'd like one or have mislaid any previous PDFs, just email firstname.lastname@example.org
and they'll be sent out for you to download and print off if desired.
PS: the last copies of sister publication, "Newcastle United: The
Ultimate Who's Who" are now available for the special price of just £17.50
including UK delivery.
For further details please email email@example.com
with your postcode (overseas orders are possible - delivery charged at cost -
email with your location for quote).
Fixtures, Tickets etc.
The ticket office is on the first floor of the SJP club shop, under the
Gallowgate End towards the Strawberry.
Paid-for matchday ticket collections take place from the windows at the
back of the Gallowgate End Stand, above NINE Bar.
Matchday ticket sales are from the Box Office in the Milburn Stand, just
up the slope from the Sir Bobby Robson Statue.
SJP Box Office phone: 0844
(7p per minute plus network charge)
* 0044 870 444 1892
Online Box Office is here
SJP seating plan is here
On the opening day of ticket sales, they officially commence at 10am -
with any points reduction for away tickets becoming effective at the
Away tickets are sold only to season ticket holders and members*. All ST
holders are automatically members (a non-negotiable fee is added
annually by NUFC to each ST).
A £1 administration fee per ticket applies to away sales in all
competitions, with no upper limit. In addition, non-NUFC members pay the
same fee on home ticket sales.
*NUFC have announced that their members only away ticket policy
will be relaxed for selected 2016/17 away games:
"Season ticket holders and members will continue to enjoy priority access to
all away match tickets as normal, with demand
expected to be extremely high for most fixtures.
"However, should away tickets not completely sell out during designated
priority sale periods, the club will make them available to all fans where
Heading to the Toon?
Fri 30.09.2016 U23s v
Swansea City (h) @ Whitley Park, 1pm. Premier League Cup.
Sat 01.10.2016 U18s v Liverpool (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 01.10.2016 Rotherham United (a)
@ New York Stadium, 3pm. Championship.
SOLD OUT. Allocation: 2,500.
Fri 14.10.2016 U23s v
Wolves (a) @ Molineux, 7pm. Premier League 2.
Sat 15.10.2016 U18s v smoggies (a) @ Hurworth, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 15.10.2016 Brentford (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Championship. Public sale
Tue 18.10.2016 Barnsley (a)
@ Oakwell, 7.45pm. Championship. Member sale now, zero points. £30 adults, £22 over-65s/ 18-21s, £10
U17s, £5 U12s. Allocation: 5,500.
Sat 22.10.2016 U18s v
Manchester City (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 22.10.2016 Ipswich Town (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Championship. Public sale
now (online), Mon 03.10.2016 (in person/by
Mon 24.10.2016 U23s v
Fulham (a) @ Motspur Park, 7pm. Premier League 2.
25.10.2016 Preston North End (h) @ SJP, KO tbc. EFL Cup Fourth
Round. ST holder sale now, ST holder additional
seats/ members Fri 30.09.2016. £10 & £3 advance sale; £20 & £10
Fri 28.10.2016 U23s v
Hartlepool United (h) @ venue tbc, 1pm. Central League Cup.
Sat 29.10.2016 U18s v
Manchester United (h) @ Little Benton, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Sat 29.10.2016 Preston North End (a)
@ Deepdale, 3pm. Championship. Member sale now,
50 points. £24 adults, £16 over-65s/ 18-21s, £8
U17s, £2 U8s. Allocation: 5,600.
Mon 31.10.2016 U23s v
smoggies (h) @ SJP, 7pm. Premier League 2.
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:
Aston Villa (a) 5.30pm
Sun 20.11.2016 Leeds United (a) 1.15pm
(Live games selected up to and
including Mon 28.11.2016 - December and January selections will
be announced on a date tbc in early October)
League Cup (aka The EFL Cup):
Fourth Round ties:
Arsenal v Reading
Bristol City v Hull City
Leeds United v Norwich City
Liverpool v Spurs
Newcastle United v Preston North End
Manchester United v Manchester City
Southampton v mackems
West Ham United v Chelsea
R4 w/c 24.10.2016
R5 w/c 28.11.2016
SF1 w/c 09.01.2017
SF2 w/c 23.01.2017
F Sun 26.02.2017
United enter in Round 3 - draw date tbc
F Sat 27.05.2017
Northumberland Senior Cup:
Alnwick Town v Heaton Stannington
Ashington v Blyth Town
Morpeth Town v Whitley Bay
Newcastle Benfield v Bedlington Terriers
West Allotment Celtic v Team Northumbria
(NUFC, North Shields and Blyth Spartans all have a bye to the Second
Metro line closures 2016:Central Metro station will be closed
all day Saturday and Sunday as follows:
01.10.2016 & 02.10.2016 (Rotherham a)
08.10.2016 & 09.10.2016 (no NUFC game)
In addition, buses replace Metros between
Four Lane Ends and North Shields in both directions on 08.10.2016 &
International Magpies |
National Service |
2016/17 international breaks:
African Nations Cup Finals:
The 16 team event in Gabon take places between 14.01.2017 and 05.02.2017, with
the draw on 19.10.2016:
Teams: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, DR Congo, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Morocco,
Senegal, Tunisia, Togo, Uganda, Zimbabwe.
Christian Atsu (Ghana), Chancel Mbemba (DR Congo), Momo Diame (Senegal) and Achraf Lazaar
(Morocco) are in line for callups.
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:
1910 Joseph William Wilson
born, West Butsfield, Durham. (1927-30)
Centre half who made his sole senior start for the
Magpies in a 2-2 home draw with Aston Villa in
Joe then moved on to Southend United and also
appeared for Brentford and Reading before the
outbreak of WW2.
The wartime leagues then saw him turn out for York
City, before ending his playing career at the age
of 37 at Barnsley.
Returning to the North East as Blyth Spartans
player boss in 1948, Wilson later served on the
staff at Consett and found employment at the
town's steel plant.
Wilson -whose son Carl also made one appearance
for Newcastle - died in 1996.
Jamie Burt born, Ashington.
One of two brothers who at junior and reserve
level for United (David being
the other), striker Jamie was once part of the
same England schoolboy side as a certain Michael
Failing to win a professional deal at SJP, Jamie
moved on to Carlisle United, Scarborough, Whitby Town, Blyth Spartans,
Chesterfield, Carlisle United again (loan), Scarborough and
Later playing Sunday football for Blyth
Joiners Arms and Blyth Sports & Social, he
also had a spell with Northern League Bedlington
1996 Joe Kerridge born, Newcastle.
Forward associated with Newcastle
since the age of eight who also played for Leam
Rangers and began a two year scholarship with the
Magpies in June 2013.
Joe made his bow for the U18 side in a
season-opening 0-3 loss at Aston Villa in August
2013, shortly after playing in the Northern
Ireland Milk Cup for United.
Featuring for the U18s over the following two
seasons, Kerridge didn't make the step up to the reserve side and was released
at the end of the 2014/15 season.
Spending time on trial at Doncaster Rovers, he began the following season at
wearside League side Harton & Westoe CW before joining Easington.
1894 Leicester Fosse
1900 Everton (h)
Gardner won and scored the spot kick that decided this
game, the linesman indicating that Everton's Abbott was
guilty of an illegal intervention during the first half.
United's unbeaten start to the season was lengthened
to five games thanks to this win. The Magpies would finish
sixth, a point and a place better off than the Toffees.
Appleyard, Gosnell, Kirkcaldy, Speedie 2
Two goals for debutant Finlay Speedie.
1923 Cardiff City (a)
1928 Manchester United
Rawlings 2, Hanson, Johnston,
1934 Norwich City (h)
The Magpies and The Canaries met competitively for the
very first time, after City had gained promotion from the
Third Division South the previous season.
Stoke City (a)
1951 Fulham (h)
1956 Preston North End (a)
Newcastle reserves were held to a 1-1 draw by Everton in
Central League fixture at Goodison Park.
Jimmy Scoular appeared as part of his recuperation from
injury and was fielded in an unfamiliar right back slot.
1962 Walsall (a)
Fell(3), Suddick(7), Kerray(38), Hilley(65),
United's biggest away win in 35 years came at Fellows
Park and propelled them from tenth to fifth in the table.
The Saddlers would gain their revenge on Tyneside however,
winning 2-0 at SJP.
1964 Future United
boss Bill McGarry left Watford to become the new Ipswich
Town manager, succeeding Jackie Milburn.
Queens Park Rangers (h) 2-3 (0-2)
Thomas(1), Francis(3), Leach(78)
The red-clad R's raced into a two goal lead, the
second one credited to Gerry Francis although it rebounded
back off the Gallowgate goal frame and into the net via
the back of the unwitting Iam McFaul.
Malcolm Macdonald shot weakly against the post at the
other end from the penalty spot in the first half, before
a late revival inspired by two Terry Hibbitt crosses allowed John Tudor to net a brace.
footage is online here
Birmingham City (a) 0-0 (0-0)
1979 While the
first team ground out a point at St.Andrews, Blyth
Spartans central defender Steve Carney debuted for the
reserves at SJP against Coventry City. The late Gary
Walton's goal won it for United.
After completing his three match trial, Carney was offered
a contract which he accepted.
1980 United's reserves won 4-2 at Derby County
thanks to goals from Gary Nicholson (2), Kenny Wharton and
Future Rams boss Arthur Cox was at the Baseball Ground to
monitor the progress of returning injury victim Mick
Bolton Wanderers (a) 0-1 (0-1)
Another defeat at Burnden Park - a venue United
had failed to win at since back in the 1959/60
West Ham United (h) 1-1 (1-0)
Debut for Pat Heard.
footage is online here
(a) 0-1 (0-1)
Picking up an injury in the pre-match warm up at
Ashton Gate, John Gallacher hobbled around briefly, before
giving way to debutant Lee Clark.
The 17 year-old midfielder had featured at junior and
reserve level but didn't look out of place on his senior
This match marked the only start that Neil Simpson made
for Newcastle, lasting precisely 36 minutes. Neither he
nor Gallacher played for the Magpies again.
1992 24 hours
after the removal of one ex-Magpie from Brunton Park,
enter another, as David McCreery replaced Aidan
McCaffery as Carlisle United manager.
1998 Press reports had Newcastle linked with a move
for Ipswich Town's Kieron Dyer, while Everton were said to
be looking at Steve Watson. Meanwhile, the United squad
flew out to Belgrade for the second leg of their
Cup-Winners Cup encounter with Partizan, holding a 2-1
Orr scored a spectacular winner as the reserves beat
Bolton Wanderers 3-2 at the Lancashire FA ground in
and an own goal put United ahead, only for the Trotters to
level thanks to a brace from Brazilian Jardel.
Jermaine Johnson was then dismissed for lashing out at
Hugo Viana and United's extra man advantage told when
Orr's 20 yard stunner flew into the top corner.
The club form of Newcastle captain Scott Parker earned him
a recall to the England squad, after a two year absence.
Parker was selected for a pair of European Championship
qualifying games against Macedonia and Croatia.
Manchester City (a)
Petrov(38), Mpenza(47), Elano(87)
Saturday lunchtime start at the CoM Stadium saw Geremi
play in Obafemi Martins for a fine opener, but our chances
of going second in the table didn't last long after that.
As Sam Allardyce later said "we committed
defensive suicide" as Sven's City side quickly
got our measure and exposed us down both flanks before
rounding things off with a perfect free kick conversion.
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2008 A controversial injury-time
penalty from Mark Doninger gave the Reserves their first
win of the season, as they beat Blackburn Rovers Reserves
2-1 at Whitley Park.
2012 Reading (a)
United left the Madesjki with a point, thanks to Demba
Ba's controversial brace.
His opener was a
glorious volley but number two saw Ba connect with a Shane
Ferguson cross from close range with final
contact coming via his hand. Referee Andre Marriner
ignored protests and let the goal stand.
James Tavernier made a Premier League debut but there old
boy Danny Guthrie failed to appear for the Royals - tweeting that he played too much football
to fit into his new side's direct style of play....
Stoke City (a)
their winless start to the Premier League season on
a wet Monday in Staffordshire.
Mike Ashley was present and looked less than impressed, while the militant mood
of some away fans meant that the lower section of
seating was kept clear to reduce the chance of anyone
"interacting" with under-fire boss Alan Pardew
as he made for the tunnel.
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