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Sunk by A. Marriner
Newcastle 0 Arsenal
Brummie-based referee, Andre Marriner, took centre stage at St. James' Park
with a card-happy display that dictated the destination of the points.
However, United scored several own goals that contributed to their downfall,
including Fabricio Coloccini's unlucky deflection that decided the contest.
But Aleksandar Mitrovic continued his brainless start to his Toon career
with a sending off that has seemed inevitable since his first few seconds in
a black and white shirt.
Marriner was only too keen to reach for his cards and the role of Francis
Coquelin who spent all day tumbling and rolling around as if he had been
shot, contributed massively to the card count of one red and six yellows.
It was an ill-disciplined start by Steve McClaren's side and Moussa Sissoko
was booked inside the first three minutes for leaving his foot in on Nacho
But referee Marriner missed Florian Thauvin's clumsy challenge on Hector
Bellerin that should have given the visitors a penalty.
Minutes later the game's turning point came when Mitrovic scraped his studs
down the shin of Coquelin and Marriner reached for his back pocket to show
the striker a straight red card.
Bookings for Chancel Mbemba and Thauvin swiftly followed as Marriner
threatened to join Trelford Mills and Brian Coddington as Tyneside's least
Theo Walcott should have put the Gunners ahead when he followed up a parried
shot from Alexis Sanchez but put the ball into the Leazes End when it seemed
he couldn't miss.
Walcott also failed to convert a near post cross as the ten men made it to
the break still on level terms.
Vurnon Anita was next into the book and when an Arsenal player was finally
punished, Marriner showed Gini Wijnaldum a card - presumably for something
Minutes later Arsenal took the lead when Aaron Ramsey's shot was saved by
Tim Krul only for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's shot that was going wide to hit
the inside of Coloccini's leg and go in via the post.
United defended resolutely for the remainder of the half and despite
bringing on Siem de Jong, Papiss Cisse and Ayoze Perez, Petr Cech was never
tested in the Arsenal goal.
Krul pulled off some excellent stops, notably from substitute and scourge of
Newcastle, Olivier Giroud who should have got another to finish off the
Some free-kick opportunities were wasted by the black and whites but a
famous comeback never seemed likely as United still search for their first
win of the season.
The defeat and Saturday's results left us third from bottom with Southampton
likely to leave only the mackems below us.
Full match report and details to follow.
Team: Krul, Janmaat, Mbemba, Coloccini, Haidara, Anita (Perez 72),
Colback, Sissoko (Cisse 78), Wijnaldum, Thauvin (De Jong 87), Mitrovic.
Subs n/u: Obertan, Tiote, Darlow, Taylor.
Sent off: Mitrovic (16 - violent conduct).
Booked: Sissoko, Mbemba, Thauvin, Anita, Wijnaldum, Coloccini.
AFC: Cech, Bellerin, Paulista, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Cazorla,
Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arteta 81), Ramsey, Sanchez, Walcott (Giroud 70).
Subs n/u: Debuchy, Gibbs, Ospina, Chambers, Campbell.
Goal: og (Coloccini) 52.
Steve McClaren said after the game:
"Sissoko had a similar one just before, and that was given a yellow.
"I've seen it over and over - it's come over his head, he's looking at the
ball, there is no intent, there is no maliciousness, it's just coming down
and he's just stamped on his foot.
"It definitely was not dangerous. It was clumsy, but I have seen plenty of
clumsy challenges. Football is a contact sport, it's a physical sport and we
cannot take that away.
"And I don't think any of the tackles - and don't get me wrong, the seven
yellows and red card... It was not a dirty game and we've not kicked them
off the park.
"They were fouls and I think the ref has reacted too harshly with every one
of them - a bit too soon, a bit too rash."
"I hope I can (appeal). No doubt we will lose it."
Arsene Wenger said:
"Honestly during the game, I didn't see it. But I have just seen it again
on television and unfortunately it was a red card. He didn't play the ball
"I think yes, the referee did all right, but Newcastle maybe wanted to stop
us from playing, from moving the ball quickly to stop our game - they tried
that from the start on.
"Mitrovic went a bit overboard. It was maybe a bit unlucky as well, I don't
know - did he do it on purpose or not? I don't know.
"I must say that Newcastle decided from the start on to make the game quite
physical, and we had to keep our nerve and not become a little bit
aggressive as well, so I thought we did that well.
"You play away from home 11 against 10, you know that they play 15 yards
deeper. You play 10 against nine in the final third, the crowd is behind
their team - that puts pressure on the referee - and then it's very
difficult. We didn't find the space.
"They defended well - they showed why they didn't concede at Manchester
United as well - and in the end, we are happy to have the three points and
to win 1-0."
The Gunners haven't lost here since Nobby Solano netted
to give us a 1-0 win back in December 2005. Since then we've lost six
and drawn the other four of the ten meetings on Barrack Road.
United are currently in their worst-ever run of form against Arsenal, losing
games in succession since a scoreless draw at Gallowgate in August 2011.
And it's now ten meetings anywhere without a Toon victory since
Andy Carroll struck at the Emirates in November 2010 to secure a single goal
Papiss Cisse's substitute
appearance means he has completed a century of Premier
Gunners in Toon - Premier League era:
2015/16: Lost 0-1
2014/15: Lost 1-2 Sissoko
2013/14: Lost 0-1
2012/13: Lost 0-1
2011/12: Drew 0-0
2010/11: Drew 4-4 Barton 2, Best, Tiote
2010/11: Lost 0-4 (LC)
2008/09: Lost 1-3 Martins
2007/08: Drew 1-1 S.Taylor
2006/07: Drew 0-0
2005/06: Won 1-0 Solano
2004/05: Lost 0-1
2003/04: Drew 0-0
2002/03: Drew 1-1 Robert
2001/02: Drew 1-1 Robert (FAC)
2001/02: Lost 0-2
2000/01: Drew 0-0
1999/00: Won 4-2 Speed 2, Shearer, Griffin
1998/99: Drew 1-1 Hamann
1997/98: Lost 0-1
1996/97: Lost 1-2 Shearer
1995/96: Won 2-0 Ginola, Ferdinand
1994/95: Won 1-0 Beardsley
1993/94: Won 2-0 Cole, Beardsley
Referee: Andre Marriner -
won't be welcomed back on Tyneside any time soon. Varying fortunes last season when the West Midlands whistler took charge of
us: a 1-0 home win over Liverpool, the 0-4 loss at Spurs in the Capital One
Cup and a 1-1 draw at Palace.
This weekend's Premier League fixtures:
Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal
Aston Villa 2-2 mackems
Bournemouth 1-1 Leicester City
Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace
Liverpool 0-3 West Ham
Manchester City 2-0 Watford
Stoke City 0-1 West Bromwich Albion
Spurs 0-0L Everton (5.30pm) Sky
Southampton v Norwich City (1.30pm) Sky
Swansea v Manchester United (4pm) Sky
If you are in need of some round ball
entertainment on Bank Holiday Monday, then these local
non-league fixtures may be of interest:
Gateshead v Lincoln City (3pm)
Northern Premier League:
Darlington 1883 v Blyth Spartans (3pm)
Northern League Division One:
Ashington v Bedlington Terriers (1pm)
Consett v Durham City (11am)
North Shields v Newcastle Benfield (11am)
Shildon v Morpeth Town (Noon)
Northern League Division Two:
Heaton Stannington v Alnwick Town (11am)
Hebburn Town South Shields (11am)
Team Northumbria v Ryton (11am)
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No less than five Magpies have received callups for England at youth
international levels as follows:
Alex Gilliead (U20s):
Mon 07.09.2015 Czech Republic (h) Shrewsbury FR
Adam Armstrong, Freddie Woodman (U19s):Loan:
Fri 04.09.2015 Germany (a) Bergisch Gladbach FR
Mon 07.09.2015 Croatia (a) Zagreb FR
Paul Woolston ( U18s):
Thu 03.09.2015 Holland (a) Zeist FR
Sat 05.09.2015 Holland (a) Zeist FR
Mackenzie Heaney (U17s):
Wed 26.08.2015 Italy (h) Telford FR won 3-0
Mackenzie played the full 90 minutes.
Fri 28.08.2015 Turkey (h) Walsall FR
Starting the game on the bench, Heaney arrived as a 55th minute substitute
with England 2-1 ahead - which was the final score.
England are hosting a four team friendly event that acts as a warm-up for the
European Championship qualifying tournament in Portugal in late September -
the first step on the road to the finals in Azerbaijan next May.
Sun 30.08.2015 Portugal (h) Burton FR
Other youth callups:
Kyle Cameron (Scotland U19):
Wed 02.09.2015 Bulgaria (a) FR
Fri 04.09.2015 Bulgaria (a) FR
hands for Heed
third young Newcastle goalkeeper has now left the club on loan, Brendan
Pearson following Freddie Woodman and Paul Woolston out of Gallowgate.
18 year-old Pearson has made the short trip over the Tyne to Gateshead as
cover for Woolston, who is currently on loan to the Tynesiders but absent for
the next three games due to international commitments.
Pearson has moved to the International Stadium on a 28 day youth loan.
Remy Cabella (Olympique Marseille):
A second start in OM colours for Remy came on Friday night in a 0-2 loss away to Guingamp
in Ligue 1. He lasted 77 minutes before being replaced.
Nottingham Forest (a) Championship, Saturday.
Shane Ferguson (Millwall):
Chesterfield (h) League One, Saturday.
Woodman (Crawley Town):
Wycombe Wanderers (h) League Two, Saturday.
Brendan Pearson (Gateshead):
Guiseley (a) National League, Saturday.
Paul Woolston (Gateshead):
England U18 duty means that Wooly misses Saturday's game at Guiseley, Monday's
home clash with Lincoln City and the visit to Bromley on Saturday week.
Adam Armstrong (Coventry City):
Southend United (h) League One, Monday.
to the future
confirmation that away ticket prices for this season's Premier League meetings
between Newcastle and West Ham have been pegged at £25 for adults,
another reciprocal pricing deal has been announced.
Toon fans visiting Watford in January will also now be charged £25 for
admission - with Hornets followers paying the same at Gallowgate in September.
That £25 charge is identical to what Toon followers paid for our last
top-flight game at Vicarage Road - back in May 2007.
(Away concessions for both games will cost £17.50 for over-65s, £15 for
16-19s and £10 for U16s.)
than the rest
Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton has a new club, after putting
pen to paper on a one year contract at Championship side Burnley.
Barton - 33 on Tuesday - had been a free agent since his deal at QPR expired in
the summer. However he wasn't involved for the Clarets
on Saturday at Bristol City - visiting SJP instead for BT Sport punditry
An opportunity to remain in the Premier League at West Ham came to nothing in
recent weeks, while a mooted move to Nottingham Forest failed to come about
due to financial restrictions in place at the City Ground.
West Ham confirm that midfielder Kevin Nolan has left the club by
mutual consent, having played just one league game this season for new boss
The 33 year-old ex-Magpie was in the final 12 months of a five year deal,
having quit Tyneside in June 2011 in favour of E13 - helping the Hammers gain
promotion back to the Premier League in his first season.
Finishing on the losing side just once in five meetings against Newcastle and
scoring once, Nolan's future remains unclear.
Capital One Cup:
Newcastle's reward for overcoming League Two
Northampton Town 4-1 in the Capital One Cup Second Round is
another home tie, this time against Championship side Sheffield Wednesday.
That will take place on Wednesday
September 23rd @ 7.45pm and a result must be achieved on the night, via 30 minutes extra time
and penalties if required.
The Owls beat Mansfield Town and Oxford United at Hillsborough to reach Round
Three and the tie sets up a return to SJP for ex-Magpie player and manager
Glenn Roeder, now Wednesday's Director of Football.
Like Northampton, Newcastle have never previously faced Wednesday in this
competition but the sides are no strangers in the FA Cup, with United winning
all but one of the five ties - the last back in 1981.
A second half strike from Ayoze Perez separated the two sides in our most
recent match-up - a friendly fixture in the Steel City back in July 2014.
And a Shola Ameobi effort gave us a 1-0 home win in August 2009 on Wednesday's most recent visit to
Tyneside - a Championship encounter.
Our last exit from the competition at the hands of a lower league side came
back in October 2003, when West Bromwich Albion recorded a 2-1 victory
on Tyneside in a Third Round tie.
Since then our hopes of silverware have been dashed by teams in the same
division as us - with a 2009/10 exit coming from fellow Championship side
Third Round ties are played in the week commencing Monday September 21st,
meaning that Saturday home Premier League games against Watford and Chelsea
will bookend the visit of Sheffield Wednesday.
Third Round ties:
Aston Villa v Birmingham City
Fulham v Stoke City
Hull City v Swansea City
Leicester City v West Ham
smoggies v Wolves
Preston North End v Bournemouth
Reading v Everton
mackems v Manchester City
Crystal Palace v Charlton Athletic
Liverpool v Carlisle United
Manchester United v Ipswich Town
MK Dons v Southampton
Newcastle United v Sheffield Wednesday
Norwich City v West Bromwich Albion
Spurs v Arsenal
Walsall v Chelsea
Capital One Cup:
he's a jolly
Newcastle 4 Northampton
footage is online here
report is online here
Vurnon Anita, Tim Krul,
Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands):
Thu 03.09.2015 Iceland (h) Amsterdam ECQ
Sun 06.09.2015 Turkey (a) Konya ECQ
Rob Elliot (Ireland):
Fri 04.09.2015 Gibraltar (n) Faro ECQ
Mon 07.09.2015 Georgia (h) Dublin ECQ
Chancel Mbemba (DR Congo):
Sun 06.09.2015 C.A.R. (a) Bangui ACNQ
Shane Ferguson (Northern Ireland):
Fri 04.09.2015 Faroe Islands (a) Torshavn ECQ
Mon 07.09.2015 Hungary (h) Belfast ECQ
Aleksandar Mitrovic (Serbia):
Fri 04.09.2015 Armenia (h) Novi Sad ECQ
Mon 07.09.2015 Serbia (h) Bordeaux FR
Moussa Sissoko (France):
Fri 04.09.2015 Portugal (a) Lisbon FR
Mon 07.09.2015 Serbia (h) Bordeaux FR
PS: There was no place for Papiss Cisse in the Senegal squad for
an African Cup of
Nations qualifier against Namibia, Paul Dummett was
excluded from the Welsh selection to face Cyprus and Israel and Cheick
Tiote missed out Ivory Coast's meeting with Sierra Leone.
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 372 1892*
(Open for away ticket sales and enquiries during the above Box Office hours).
* 0044 870 444 1892 from overseas
2015/16 season tickets are now on public sale,
with availability in all areas of SJP.
NUFC confirm that new season ticket cards will be issued ahead of next
Online Box Office is here
SJP seating plan is here
On the opening day of ticket sales, they officially commence at 10am -
with any points reduction for away tickets becoming effective at the same time.
Away tickets are sold only to season ticket holders and members. All ST holders are also automatically members (a non-negotiable fee is
added annually by NUFC to each ST).
A £1 administration fee per ticket applies to away sales in all competitions, with no upper limit.
In addition, non-NUFC members pay the same fee on home ticket sales.
NUFC's members only away ticket policy is
still in force, with
only NUFC ST holders and members able to purchase tickets.
the public face of the Newcastle United
Travel Plan, designed to help fans attend matches using the most efficient and sustainable methods available.
to the Toon?
City guide here
Geordie Map here
NE guide here
on the VTEC logo for details of a new discount train travel scheme for
NUFC ST holders and members.
Tue 01.09.2015 Transfer window closes @ 6pm.
Sat 05.09.2015 U18s v Manchester United (h)
@ Little Benton, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
U21s v Arsenal (h)
@ SJP, 7pm. U21 Premier League.
Sat 12.09.2015 U18s v Middlesbrough (a)
@ Rockcliffe Park, 11am. U18 Premier League.
West Ham (a) @ Boleyn Ground, 8pm. Premier League. £25
adults & OAPs, £1 (one pound) U16s, ST holder sale now, 0 points. Live
Sat 19.09.2015 U18s v
@ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Watford (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. Public sale
now (online), Thu 03.09.2015 (in person / by phone)
U21s v West Ham (a)
@ Rush Green, Romford, 7pm. U21 Premier League.
Sheffield Wednesday (h) @ SJP, 7.45pm. Capital One Cup Third Round.
sale details awaited.
U18s v Liverpool (a)
@ LFC Academy, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Chelsea (h) @ SJP, 5.30pm. Premier League. Ticket
sale details awaited. Live
U21s v Swansea City (h)
@ Whitley Park, 7pm. U21 Premier League.
Sat 03.10.2015 U18s v Blackburn Rovers (h)
@ Little Benton, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Manchester City (a) @ Etihad Stadium, 3pm. Premier League. Ticket
sale details awaited.
Fri 04.09.2015 Alan Shearer @ Dunston Lancastrian Suite. £30 including supper.
(Event is in aid
of Wallsend Boys Club and adults only - strictly no children allowed).
Thu 17.09.2015 Football writers Michael Walker & Harry Pearson
in conversation @ the Lit & Phil, Newcastle. Free entry.
Thu 01.10.2015 John Beresford (with MC John Gibson) @ Leam Lane Social
Club. £10 including pie & peas. Contact: 07800 770411 firstname.lastname@example.org
(for Felling Magpies)
Fr 13.11.2015 Tommy Wright, Steve Howey, John Beresford, Brian Kilcine, Kevin
Scott @ Dunston Lancastrian Suite, further details to follow.
Capital One Cup Round dates:
3rd: w/c 21.09.2015
4th: w/c 26.10.2015
5th: w/c 30.11.2015
SF1: w/c 04.01.2016
SF2: w/c 25.01.2016
F: Sun 28.02.2016
FA Cup Round dates:
3rd: w/e of 09.01.2016
4th: w/e of 30.01.2016
5th: w/e of 20.02.2016
6th: w/e of 12.03.2016
SF: Sat 23.04.2016 / Sun 24.04.2016
F: Sat 21.05.2016
Confirmed NUFC UK live TV coverage:
NUFC Live on Sky Sports:
Mon 14.09.2015 West Ham (a) 8pm
Sat 26.09.2015 Chelsea (h) 5.30pm
Sun 18.10.2015 Norwich City
Sun 25.10.2015 mackems (a) Noon
NUFC Live on BT Sport:
Arsenal (h) 12.45pm
Sat 07.11.2015 Bournemouth (a) 12.45pm
Selections made up to Sun 29.11.2015.
Future live TV picks
should appear thus:
Dec: Thu 17.09.2015
Jan: Mon 19.10.2015
Feb: Tue 17.11.2015
Mar: Tue 05.01.2016
Apr: Wed 03.02.2016
May: Wed 23.03.2016
Sat 26.09.2015 Chelsea (h) 5.30pm
schemes for NUFC
season ticket holders at both Gateshead FC and Darlington FC won't apply in 2015/16.
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
Update: Mark has
some new T-shirts designs available
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.
International Magpies |
National Service |
2015/16 match dates:
Thu-Tue 12-17.11.2015 (playoff 1 & 2)
Coxy's Cockup Corner |
Whoops, He did it Again... |
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
|On This Day in History
Born Or Died:
1929 Brian Powton born, Newcastle.
Goalkeeper who failed to make the grade at United, moving on to Preston North End,
Hartlepools and North Shields.
Tommy Wright born, Belfast.
"The Barman" arrived on
Tyneside from his hometown club Linfield in the same manner as his
manager Willie McFaul had done some 22 years previously.
Seeing off the challenges of Dave Beasant, John Burridge
and Gary Kelly to claim a regular starting place,
Wright was a popular 'keeper who posted some fine displays
- notably a miracle save away to Bristol Rovers and
defying Bournemouth on one leg in the FA Cup.
Losing his place through injury to Pavel Srnicek in 1991
had seen him briefly loaned to Hull City, but it was the
arrival of Mike Hooper from Liverpool that ended his first stint on Tyneside.
A move to First Division Nottingham Forest in September
1993 followed three League appearances for United and he was part of the City Ground's promotion
Loaned out to Reading in 1996, Wright saw a loan spell at
Manchester City turned into a permanent deal the following
1999 saw Tommy win the last of his 31 international caps
and go out on loan to Wrexham, before a call from Ruud
Gullit saw him heading back temporarily to Gallowgate following a goalkeeping crisis.
He added three more appearances to his Toon tally
(including a second debut in the mackem monsoon game) -
each of them for different bosses - the second a 1-5
loss at Old Trafford under caretaker Steve Clarke and the
last being the 1-0 defeat at Chelsea that began the Sir
Bobby Robson era.
With his month's loan then up and with John Karelse having
arrived just before Gullit left, Wright returned to Maine
September 2000 saw him between the posts as Newcastle won 1-0 at
City - what proved to be his final game for them.
A loan stint at Bolton then followed before he became a
free agent in 2001, signing for Ballymena United back in
A move into coaching saw him training 'keepers with the
national side and also Linfield, before taking charge of
After a second spell at Ballymena, he was headhunted by Norwich
City in 2008,
joining Paul Stephenson and Lee Clark in Glenn Roeder's
backroom team at Carrow Road.
Following Roeder's removal, Tommy became goalkeeping coach for Shamrock Rovers before returning to management with Lisburn
Distillery in Northern Ireland.
Resigning in November 2011, Wright became assistant to his former Manchester City
and Northern Ireland team mate, Steve Lomas, at SPL side St. Johnstone.
And when Lomas quit Perth to take over at Millwall in June 2013, Tommy was
appointed manager of the
Tommy was involved in a touchline fracas with Dundee United manager Jackie
McNamara and was banned but then found himself in hospital with stomach pains.
He returned to guide them to a top-six finish before leading his team to the
first major trophy in the Saints' 130 year history - a Scottish Cup win over Dundee United.
That also secured a Europa League spot and although they were knocked out at
the second time of asking, Wright had done enough to earn a new three year
Jon Dahl Tomasson born, Copenhagen, Denmark. (1997-98)
Beginning his playing career with Danish side Køge, striker Jon
Dahl was playing for Dutch side Heerenveen when United paid £2.5m for him ahead of the 1997/98 season.
Impressing in pre-season and scoring four goals in friendlies - including a
cracker at Birmingham City, Tomasson debuted in the home season
opener against Sheffield Wednesday, alongside fellow new boys
Shay Given, Stuart Pearce, Alessandro Pistone
and Temuri Ketsbaia.
The Dane had two efforts chalked off and then miscued at the Gallowgate End in
front of 'keeper Kevin Pressman. Fortunately
Tino Asprilla was on hand to net the winner in a 2-1 success, but that miss
seemed to set the tone for Tomasson on Tyneside.
With Alan Shearer out injured after a pre -season mishap at Goodison, Tomasson
would be fielded as United's main attacker at times by Kenny Dalglish -
something which he just wasn't physically ready for.
Unable to score, by November he'd been credited with a goal by United in a home
game against Leicester, although the ball did little more than brush off him en
route to the goal following Des Hamilton's shot.
He did truly find the net in his own right later that month at Derby in the
League Cup (inflicting a first competitive defeat on the Rams at their new
Pride Park Stadium) and in a victory away at Crystal Palace.
A fourth and final goal would come his way the following January in a defeat
away at Sheffield Wednesday, but the damage was done; both in his mind and in
the opinion of many Toon fans - one popular jibe being that "we'd left the
mascot on the pitch".
United recouped their £2.5m fee in June 1998, when Tomasson returned to
the Netherlands with Feyenoord - and from then on, his career was in the
Winning the title in his first season, Jon Dahl scored the
winning goal in the 2002 UEFA Cup final for Feyenoord and then won the Champions League and
a Serie A crown after moving on to AC
The Dane then switched to Bundesliga side Stuttgart and had a stint in Spain with Villarreal before
rejoining Feyenoord in 2008.
August 2008 saw him reach a century
of international caps for Denmark, appearing in Copenhagen
as they lost 0-3 to Spain.
However, the planned celebrations at the game were
cancelled as a mark of respect following a plane crash in
Tomasson ultimately bowed out of the international scene in June 2010, earning
his 112th cap and scoring his 52nd goal for Denmark as they lost 3-1 to Japan
in a World Cup Final tie played in Rustenberg.
He retired from club football at the end of the 2010/11 season, having spent a
good deal of that campaign in the Feyenoord treatment room.
joined the backroom staff at city neighbours Excelsior and was appointed
head coach in June 2013.
Moving on to Roda JC in January 2014, a nightmarish time at the Dutch side then
saw him sacked by May - less than six months into a three and a half year
Jon Dahl then reappeared in charge of second tier side Vitesse Arnhem ahead of
the 2015/16 season.
The highlight of Tomasson's career remains his rejecting a move to the mackems in favour of Newcastle - famously
captured on the unwittingly hilarious documentary "Premier
Stephen Carr born, Dublin, Ireland.
Bobby Robson's final signing for the club
highly-rated right back from Spurs who came from Ireland as a youngster.
However a serious knee injury disrupted Carr's career at both club and
international level and it was a case of damaged goods by the time
he joined United in 2004 - two years after first being linked.
His only goal for Newcastle came in a rare success at Southampton in only his
seventh outing for the Magpies - and it was a fairly even descent downhill
Knee, stomach and hernia problems saw him sidelined at SJP, while his lack of pace
when fit was an embarrassment.
Our own personal point of no return came in Lisbon, when we slipped out of the
UEFA Cup on a night when Carr was anything but the composed, experienced
international that his CV suggested.
There again, playing in a defence including Babayaro (see below) and Bramble
would probably see a decent lawyer have any charges dismissed on the grounds of
Carr's departure from SJP at the end of the 2007/08
looked to be the end of him as a player, with rumours
of new clubs and trials coming to nothing, aside from
a brief spell training with Leicester City.
Announcing his retirement in December 2008, Carr reversed his decision just two months
later, joining Birmingham City.
for the Blues helped them to promotion and Carr signed
a new two year deal at the Premier League side.
Despite captaining the side to League Cup final
success at Wembley (his second winner's medal in that
competition after securing one for Spurs in 1999),
Carr was unable to prevent relegation for the Blues.
Signing a one-year deal with Birmingham after Lee
Clark became manager a thigh injury saw him
sidelined in 2012/13 and knee surgery saw Carr retire
Clark had hoped to persuade Carr to stay on as a coach but
he and his family moved to Spain to pursue business
Celestine Boyd Jonto Hycieth Babayaro born, Kaduna, Nigeria.
Two rotten full-backs sharing the same
birthday (see above)....
The annoying thing with Baba is that
was obviously talented but seemingly chose to keep it
as far from the playing surface as he could and was
One note of credit - he played for us
the day after hearing his brother had died.
His only goal for the club came against Coventry in the
FA Cup at St. James', celebrated with a LuaLua-type
Arriving from Chelsea for £1m in January 2005 - a deal that Souness
later distanced himself from - former Olympian Babayaro survived at SJP until
he was shown the door in December 2007.
A move to MLS side LA Galaxy in 2008 proved to be short-lived, coach Ruud
Gullit declining to offer him a contract after he played just 45 minutes of a friendly.
And following a bout of malaria, Babayaro had a brief flirtation with Pompey
ahead of the 2008/09 season before again being released - although he did
manage to get a free trip
back to Nigeria with 'Arry's mob touring his home country.
Babayaro officially announced his retirement in July 2010 and by February 2011
had been declared bankrupt.
1990 Patrick Van Aanholt born,
United dipped into the loan market early in 2010,
recruiting Chelsea's Dutch U19 international to fill a vacancy at left back
caused by injury to Jose Enrique.
Van Aanholt had caught Chris Hughton's
eye when playing against the Magpies a month earlier
on loan at Coventry City - which had crucially given him experience of playing
Debuting in United's 0-0 draw at Leicester City, he
quickly settled in and deservedly took the applause of
the Newcastle fans after his seventh and final game
for the club, away at Watford.
Signed from PSV Eindhoven in 2007, Patrick had got as
far as the Chelsea first team bench before his Magpies
posting and following his return to Stamford Bridge
from SJP, made two substitute appearances in the
He then linked up with Leicester City for a further
loan period in January 2011, having scored against
Newcastle for Chelsea in our Carling Cup success at
Stamford Bridge earlier in the same season.
Loaned to Wigan Athletic on a season-long deal in August 2011,
Patrick returned to Chelsea after just four
appearances and was then farmed out to Dutch side Vitesse
Arnhem in January 2012.
Further loan deals kept him at Vitesse for the following two
seasons before a brief return to Stamford Bridge and a
£1.5m move to the mackems in July 2014.
1996 Death of Jimmy
1923 Blackburn Rovers
1925 Bolton Wanderers
Debuts at right back for Bert Chandler and centre half
for Ossie Park.
1927 South Shields (a)
McDonald, Lang, McKay
1928 Burnley (h)
Beel 3, Bruton 2, Page 2
A traumatic debut for centre half Ed Wood, as Burnley
centre forward George Beel escaped from him three times to
1931 Liverpool (h)
Debut for Gallacher's striking replacement Jack Allen,
who missed a penalty.
1936 Barnsley (h)
Debuts for Bobby Ancell, Jesse Carver and Ehud Rogers,
better known as 'Tim'.
1942 Bradford Park
T.Walker, Carr, Shackleton,
1951 Bolton Wanderers
(h) 0-1 (0-1)
Debut for Ronnie Simpson, in goal.
Manchester United (a) 1-1 (1-0)
1956 Cardiff City (h)
1959 Manchester United
(a) 2-3 (1-3)
Viollet 2, Charlton
(Spain) (h) 3-4
Tuohy, Allchurch, Woods
A game of two distinct parts as United raced to a 3-0
lead only for Barcelona to up the pace and score four,
three from the Hungarian Kocsis.
Keith, McMichael, Neale, Stokoe, Wright, Hughes, Hale,
White, Allchurch, Tuohy.
1961 Walsall (a)
Having beaten the Saddlers at SJP just days before,
the tables were turned on our first Post-War trip to
1962 Middlesbrough (h)
Thomas 3, Hilley, Hale 2
Making his debut for the Teessiders was goalkeeper Arthur
Lightening - the scoreline would suggest that his reactions didn't live
up to his name....
1964 Southampton (h)
Having started the season with a home draw
against Charlton, United recorded the first win of what
would be a successful promotion season.
1970 Blackpool (h)
Stewart Barrowclough made his debut on the day Gordon
Hindson scored his only first team goal for the Magpies.
Mick Channon beat Iam McFaul from the spot after Bobby Moncur
was penalised for a handball.
The game came a midweek night at SJP when United were without
twin strikers Malcolm Macdonald and John Tudor.
1978 Watford (a)
League Cup 2nd Round
New boy Jim Pearson found the net for the second
successive match, but the Magpies once again exited from
the League Cup at the first time of asking.
League Cup 2nd Round
The man pictured with the kipper tie is Alan Brown
(see 1983 below) and when he tumbled under a challenge
from Steve Hardwick in the United box, things began to
look very bleak.
Toon old boy Pop Robson dispatched the spot kick to put
the mackems two ahead, but the remainder of the game
belonged to United, who produced a stirring comeback.
A first goal for the club from Ian Davies was then
followed by a fine header from the diminutive Peter
Cartwight, who was then only denied a late winner by Barry Siddall.
1980 It's goodbye
to Bill McGarry as he is dismissed, victim of a dismal run
that saw United bottom of Division Two and out of the
League Cup to lower league opposition.
Imre Varadi debuted but was unable to inspire
Newcastle, despite Luther Blissett's 74th minute dismissal
for kicking Kenny Wharton.
Graham Taylor's Hornets held on to collect the three points for a win - a new
Shrewsbury Town (h) 0-1
Shrews scorer was Alan Brown, briefly a
Newcastle player when on loan from the mackems.
Nottingham Forest (h) 0-1
Future Magpies Stuart Pearce and Franz Carr were in
the Forest side, while the deal to sign Mirandinha wasn't
done in time for the Brazilian to make his debut in this
Mercantile Credit Trophy
Michael O'Neill's goal won this Quarter Final tie and
set up a semi-final at Manchester United in this
one-off event dreamed up to celebrate the Football
West Ham United (h) 2-0
Julian Dicks was dismissed after attempting to launch
Franz Carr into the benches in front of the East Stand.
interested spectator was striker Kennet Andersson who had
attracted the interest of Keegan. However, the move broke
down when his club Mechelen refused to allow him to play
for United on a trial basis.
1993 Blackburn Rovers
Cole opened the scoring in this Sunday afternoon Sky
game but Alan Shearer equalised for Rovers on his return
footage is online here
1996 In the
absence of a reserve team, United played a behind closed
in Edinburgh against Hearts. Lee Clark and Peter Beardsley scored in
a 2-2 draw.
2000 The Reserves drew 2-2 with Manchester City at Hyde United's Ewen Fields.
Paul Dickov put City ahead after 15
seconds but David McMahon scored either side of the break to put
United ahead. Taylor then scored for City late on to tie the
Transfer target Michael
Owen travelled to the North East for a meeting with United
officials in rural Northumberland. holding face-to-face
talks with Freddy Shepherd, Graeme Souness and
already met Liverpool officials, including manager Rafa Benitez.
Crucially though, there was no word from Madrid of an
accepted bid from Anfield.
2006 Newcastle's second string began the new
league season by extending their unbeaten run at Kingston Park
to 15 matches - but should have claimed all three points.
James Vaughan gave Everton the lead to mark his comeback after a year out with a serious
knee injury that required a Steadman repair.
from Chris Shanks and Kris Gate then put United ahead
before a melee in the home box saw Connor win a penalty, going down under challenge from
David Edgar. Mark Hughes
sent Tim Krul the wrong way to level the scores up and give ex-Toon
Academy boss Alan Irvine a point on his return to his former employers.
Amid strong protests,
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Carling Cup Second Round
Defender Jose Enrique debuted as Michael
Owen scored his first club goal since December 2005.
Martins then sealed the win just three minutes after
appearing off the bench.
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Hopes that Newcastle would secure the services of a
third international in a week receded when Spurs striker Robbie Keane ducked out of a
loan move to SJP.