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NUFC.com in 2017/18:
(h) member sale now
(a) ST holder sale now (15
Everton (a) moved, Spurs
(a) still tbc
Despite appearing to be a
"safe" fixture and one for which tickets have been on sale for some
time, Thursday saw the Premier League decree that our visit to Goodison Park
has been moved for live TV.
Rather than Saturday 21st April at 3pm, the Magpies must travel to now face
the Toffees on Monday 23rd April with an 8pm kick-off on Sky
"Supporters who have purchased tickets but are unable to attend on the
new date should contact the box office with the key, relevant details to
help identify the sale, and they will be given a full refund."
The rationale for the move is that the original live PL game that Monday was
Arsenal versus West Ham, but the possible involvement of the Gunners in the
Europa League Semi-Finals has seen that moved to Sunday.
Routinely shafted by the football authorities over the scheduling of games,
this one shows a great level of contempt for travelling fans than usual -
with around 3,000 Toon followers having made plans based on the PL's own
published listing of live games.
Needless to say there's no return train service to the North East at that
time on a Monday night and a significant proportion of ticket holders will
now face a difficult or impossible task in attending on a Monday, given such
trifles as work, college, school etc.
A refund on tickets may well be available, but the silence over bookings
made for travel, hotels and all the other associated costs is of course
And given previous followings when we've played at Goodison on a Monday
night, taking both tiers of the away section as we had just won't be
And to add insult to injury, a PL meeting at which Football Supporters
Federation and NUFC Supporters Trust members were present took place in
London on Tuesday - when such a move was never mentioned.
Regarding the unscheduled visit to Wembley to face Spurs in the PL, the same
press release continues:
Meanwhile, the Premier League will confirm a new date for the Magpies'
game at Tottenham Hotspur as part of May's broadcast selections,
which will be announced in early April.
(Those selections are now due on Tue 3rd April)
This means our trip to Wembley will take place at some point between Tuesday
1st May and Thursday 10th May - with our visit to Watford on or about
Saturday May 5th still to be confirmed.
Ahead of further rescheduling, Spurs' last few fixtures are as follows:
Mon 30.04.2018 Watford (h)
Sat 05.05.2018 West Bromwich Albion (a)
Sun 13.05.2018 Leicester City (h)
International duty for our lot as
Islam Slimani (Algeria)
Thu 22.03.2018 Tanzania (h) won 4-1
The striker played no part in a friendly win in Algiers.
Tue 27.03.2018 Iran (n) Graz FR
Mikel Merino (Spain U21s)
Thu 22.03.2018 Northern Ireland (a) won 5-3
An entertaining European Championship qualifier at Portadown saw Merino in the
starting line-up and contribute one superb goal assist.
Tue 27.03.2018 Estonia (h) Ponferrada EC
Martin Dubravka (Slovakia)
UAE (n) won 2-1
Meanwhile in Bangkok, goalkeeper Dubravka appeared for Slovakia as they won
their opening Kings Cup tie.
Sun 25.03.2018 Thailand/Gabon (n) Bangkok FR
Henri Saivet (Senegal)
Fri 23.03.2018 Uzbekistan (n) venue tbc FR
Mon 26.03.2018 Bosnia & Herz (n) Le Havre FR
Matt Ritchie (Scotland)
Fri 23.03.2018 Costa Rica (h) Hampden FR
Tue 27.03.2018 Hungary (a) Budapest FR
Aleksandar Mitrovic (Serbia)
Morocco (n) Torino FR
Tue 27.03.2018 Nigeria (n) Barnet FR
Clark/Rob Elliot (Ireland)
Fri 23.03.2018 Turkey (a) Antalya FR
Chancel Mbemba (DR Congo)
Mon 26.03.2018 Tanzania (a) Dar-Es-Salaam FR
Paraguay (h) Cary FR
Otto Huuhtanen (Finland U18s)
Fri 23.03.2018 Cyprus (a) Nicosia FR
Sun 25.03.2018 Cyprus (a) Nicosia FR
Freddie Woodman (England U21s)
Sat 24.03.2018 Romania (h) Molineux FR
Tue 27.03.2018 Ukraine (h) Bramall Lane EC
Adam Wilson (England U18s)
Wed 21.03.2018 Qatar (h) won 4-0
The Magpie midfielder was included in the starting XI for his international
debut in this St. George's Park friendly.
Fri 23.03.2018 Argentina (h) St. George's Park FR
Mon 26.03.2018 Belarus (h)
Newcastle U23s 0 Stoke City U23s 2
A second half brace from substitute Jordan Greenidge was
enough to consign Newcastle to a fifth successive defeat in Premier League 2
on Wednesday evening.
The London-born teenager struck after 67 and 93 minutes at a damp, windy and
almost deserted Whitley Park, but the visitors should have wrapped the points
up earlier against a toothless and tepid home side.
What proved to be a rare effort on target by United saw winger Yasin Ben El-Mhanni
evade two defenders and make it into the box in the tenth minute, only to then
shoot straight at goalkeeper Daniel Gyollai.
Home custodian Nathan Harker tipped away Jacob Twyford's 26th minute shot,
before Oliver Shenton bundled the ball home from City's next attack, only to
be penalised for a debatable offside.
Both sides made changes shortly after the hour mark in an attempt to break the
deadlock, but it was Stoke's that paid instant dividends.
Harker saved with his feet to deny Krisztofer Szereto, but when the ball broke
free in the box again, it was Greenidge who stabbed it home for the
Some belated pressure from the black and whites did at least result in a
series of corners in the closing stages, but an equaliser never looked to be
Four minutes of added time saw Stoke attempting to keep possession but when
the ball was played across Harker's six yard box, his miskick gave Greenidge
the opportunity to force home his and City's second.
This victory for the Potters leaves them tenth in the twelve team Second
Division, six points ahead of Newcastle - although we have two games in hand.
Only West Bromwich Albion lie beneath us, two wins from 18 games helping them
stumble to 9 points.
Opening up the season with back to back wins including a 4-3 success against
Stoke, United have won just two of their subsequent 15 league outings. With
six left to play, our chief comfort is that there's no relegation.
Team: Harker, Kitchen, Williams, O'Connor (Yarney 31), Gillesphey,
Bailey, El-Mhanni (Spooner 72), Sangare, Charman, Bartlett (Gallacher 66),
Subs n/u: Langley, Spooner, M.Longstaff.
SCFC: Gyollai, Edwards, McJannet, Sorenson, Banks, Forrester,
Pemberton (Hill 83), Shenton, Campbell (Greenidge 66), Twyford, Szereto.
Subs n/u: Wara, Allen, Butler.
PS: New dates are still awaited for the postponed U23 league games
against Aston Villa (h) and Blackburn Rovers (a). There's also no word yet on
where and when United's home Premier League International Cup Semi-Final
against Porto will go ahead.
PPS: The Magpies learned the identity of their last eight opponents in
the Premier League Cup on Thursday, when the draw was made as follows:
Sheffield United or Derby County
Leicester City v Wolves
Swansea City or Bristol City
v Brighton & Hove Albion
Middlesbrough v Aston Villa
Ties are due to be played between April 6th and 9th and
will be confirmed when the Blades host the Rams at Stocksbridge Park Steels
on the evening of Tuesday March 27th.
Former Magpie Joey Barton is heading to Tyneside
to conclude his "No Nonsense" series of
talk-ins at Dunston Lancastrian Suite on Thursday
Tickets are on sale now at the flat rate of just £20 (+£2 bf) online
there's no food, no VIPs or any of the other usual twaddle, just the lad on
Thanks to the organisers we had a pair of tickets for the night up for grabs,
along with two autographed copies of Barton's autobiography, "No
We asked which club Joey was
playing for when this picture was taken during the 2012/13 season and
virtually everyone knew it was Olympique Marseille.
The tickets were won by Carl Moscardini while signed books will go out
to Kevin Hewitt and Ian Telford.
Thanks to all who entered.
Over 25,000 tickets have now been sold for the Aviva Premiership
rugby match between Newcastle Falcons and Northampton at SJP this Saturday
Tickets remain now on sale from the Falcons (here
or via 0871 226 6060) and NUFC (here
or 0844 372 1892) but all prices
will increase by £5 on on match day.
for the Cup:
on Trophy trail
no Premier League games scheduled this coming weekend, National League side Gateshead
are hoping for additional support in their bid to reach Wembley.
Steve Watson's side trail 2-3 going into the second leg of their FA Trophy
Semi-Final against Bromley but may have a slight advantage with no midweek
game, while their opponents will face Solihull Moors on Tuesday.
Kick-off at the International Stadium is at 3pm and admission is by
paying at the gate: £15 adults, £8 concessions, £5 students and £3 for
U16s (the NUFC season ticket discount only applies to league games).
A £25 family ticket (2 adults, 2 bairns) is available and the winners of the
tie will face either Brackley Town or Wealdstone at Wembley on Sunday May
Rochdale (h) League One, Saturday.
(a) League One, Saturday.
Dan Barlaser, Jamie Sterry
Newport County (a) League Two, Saturday.
Lewis McNall (Gateshead)
Trailing 2-3 after the away leg of their FA Trophy Semi-Final, the Tynesiders
attempt to make it to Wembley at the International Stadium on Saturday.
(Queen of the South)
Livingston (h) Scottish Championship, Saturday.
Adam Armstrong (Blackburn Rovers)
Bradford City (h) Thursday March 29th.
Blackburn Rovers (a) Thursday March 29th.
City (a) Championship, Friday March 30th.
(a) Championship, Friday March 30th.
St. Johnstone (h) Scottish Prem, Saturday March 31st.
Hamilton (h) Scottish Prem, Saturday March 31st.
Inter Milan (a) Serie A, Saturday March 31st.
Gent (h) Belgian League, Sunday April 1st.
Konyaspor (a) Super Lig, Sunday April 8th.
Honours even in a
game of three halves
Newcastle XI 1 Antwerp 1
Half-time at the mackems' latest demise on Saturday saw a Newcastle fan hit the bar in a
crossbar challenge before running off around the pitch celebrating with a
trademark Alan Shearer salute.
Wearing a Newcastle shirt, our hero then nutmegged a steward before making his
way to the touchline for a celebratory embrace.
(He's since been identified as 34 year-old Kenny Ashton from Boldon
See the Sky Sports footage
here and see how the Preston support watched it
Kenny was one of a number of fans that had just completed a nine day
walk from Bournemouth to
raise over £12,000 for the Bradley Lowery Foundation.
Everton U18s 7 Newcastle U18s 0
are online here - unfortunately
Bidding for a sixth successive league win in 2018,
Newcastle's U18 side ended up on the wrong end of their heaviest loss of the
season against Everton
at their Finch Farm base on Saturday afternoon.
The young Toffees struck first in the fourth minute when Mackenzie Hunt
converted a rebound from a shot that Magpies 'keeper Will Brown couldn't hold.
Two more goals in four minutes then ended the game as a contest, Ellis
Simms netting following a fortunate deflection on 25 minutes before Korede Adedoyin
hit the first
of his four just before the half hour.
Nigerian-born striker Adedoyin made it 4-0 within a minute of the interval, completed his hat-trick
in the 66th minute and then conjured up a stunning solo effort in the 81st
minute for 6-0.
But Everton weren't finished and two minutes later Tom Scully's long-range
free kick ended up in the visitor's net, rounding off a forgettable return to
his old club for Newcastle coach Dave Watson.
Team: Brown, Cass, Kasinga, Barrett, Longstaff, I.Gamblin, Young, Cole
(Joyce 64), L.Gamblin, Russell (Robson 46), Sorensen (Allan 46).
Subs n/u: Marshall, Rounsfell.
Newcastle U23s 3 Bournemouth U23s 2
Newcastle have added
another professional to their ranks, with confirmation that 19 year-old
goalkeeper Nathan Harker has signed a two year deal.
Northampton born and spotted playing for Cramlington Juniors, Nathan was
awarded a scholarship in 2015, having debuted for the U18s in a 2-3 home
defeat to Middlesbrough during January of that year.
Spending a brief period on loan at Gateshead in the 2015/16 season, his
reserve team bow came in a 1-1 draw with Brighton and Hove Albion in March
Confirmation of his first professional contract came as he was with the first
team at a training camp in Spain and he played 45 minutes of Sunday's unique
135 minute kickabout against Royal Antwerp.
Nathan joins fellow U23 squad players Luke Charman, Callum Roberts and Dan
Barlaser in signing new pro contracts at Gallowgate as a host of their former
colleagues prepare to move on.
Defenders Kyle Cameron, Stuart Findlay, Curtis Good, Ben Kitchen and Michael
Newberry, midfielders Mackenzie Heaney and Jack Hunter plus striker Tom Heardman will all become free agents this summer.
The Chronicle report that Heaney is the subject of interest from Championship
side Norwich City and has already spent on trial with the Canaries.
However, the contractual situations of Liam
Gibson, Macaulay Gillesphey, Alex Gilliead, Brendan Pearson, Liam Smith, Dan Ward and Paul Woolston
Sky Sports News have reported that 15 "youth team players"
are to be released by NUFC, but
named only one - Yasin El-Mhanni.
Our long-term sponsors MJS Computers have given up their
shop in Ponteland and returned to Birtley - a short distance away from
their original premises.
You’ll now find them in the Pine
Tree centre (Komatsu building, DH3 2TD) opposite Birtley Baths.
They will continue to offer an over-the-counter service there, repairing
iPhones, iPads, Apple Macs, Laptops and PCs. more
After an absence of several years, a new programme fair has been arranged on
Tyneside later this month.
The Great North East Football Programme and
Memorabilia Fair is this coming Sunday, 25th March 2018 between 10.30am
Venue is the Tynemouth District Scout HQ at 31-35 Norfolk Street, North
Shields, NE30 1BD (next door to the Bell & Bucket pub and near to North
Shields Metro, with street parking available nearby).
Programmes, books, tickets, badges, pennants and other items will be available
- not just NUFC-related.
Enquiries to: Ian (07546 863395), Matt (07718 223807) or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday week, March 31st, sees the Terriers pay their first top-flight visit to
Gallowgate since August 1971, in old-fashioned 3pm
Premier League table - bottom half:
TV: To follow
UK TV: None
Radio: TBC (if any)
Local Radio: Live on BBC Radio Newcastle
Express in Dean Street are offering anyone with a valid match ticket a
30% reduction on their total food bill. Only one match ticket is
required for a full table to qualify - open from 11.30am.
Ware Rooms on Carliol Square in Newcastle continue their
popular discount offer of 20% off all food and drinks on NUFC home
The offer applies before and after the game - to claim your 20% discount, just
show your season ticket card or paper ticket for the match when ordering.
Ware Rooms are at 17 Carliol Square NE1 6UQ - 5 minutes walk from both
Monument and Manors Metro.
Roads around SJP will be traffic free for 20 minutes
either side of the final whistle, with barriers closed at these junctions:
Strawberry Place/Leazes Park Road
Strawberry Place/Barrack Road
Strawberry Place/St James Street
Leazes Terrace will also be traffic-free for the same period, additionally
closing from 2pm.
Terriers in Toon - last ten:
2016/17 lost 1-2 Gayle
2009/10 won 4-3 Guthrie, Geremi, Ameobi, Nolan (LC)
1983/84 won 5-2 Waddle 2, McDermott, KK, Beardo
1971/72 drew 0-0
1970/71 won 2-0 Dyson, Robson
1964/65 won 2-1 McGarry 2
1963/64 won 2-0 Thomas, Hilley
1963/64 won 5-1 Taylor 3, Hilley, McGarry (FR)
1962/63 drew 1-1 McGarry
1961/62 drew 1-1 Wilson
Upcoming Premier League
Crystal Palace v
Liverpool (12.30pm) Sky
Leicester City (3pm)
Huddersfield Town (3pm)
Watford v Bournemouth (3pm)
West Bromwich Albion v Burnley (3pm)
West Ham v Southampton (3pm)
Everton v Manchester City (5.30pm) BT
Arsenal v Stoke City (1.30pm) Sky
Chelsea v Spurs (4pm) Sky
Fixtures, Tickets etc.
The stadium Box Office is located in the Milburn Stand, just up the slope from the Sir
Bobby Robson Statue. The previous ticket desk in the club shop has now
Paid-for matchday ticket collections take place from the windows at the
back of the Gallowgate End Stand, above NINE Bar.
SJP Box Office phone: 0844
(7p per minute plus network charge)
* 0044 870 444 1892
Online Box Office is here
SJP seating plan is here
On the opening day of ticket sales, they officially commence at 10am -
with any points reduction for away tickets becoming effective at the
Away tickets are sold only to season ticket holders and members*. All ST
holders are automatically members (a non-negotiable fee is added
annually by NUFC to each ST).
A £1 administration fee per ticket applies to away sales in all
competitions, with no upper limit. In addition, non-NUFC members pay the
same fee on home ticket sales.
Certain roads around SJP will be traffic free for 20 minutes either side
of the final whistle for all first team home games this season.
The following junctions will be closed:
Strawberry Place / Leazes Park Road
Strawberry Place / Barrack Road
Strawberry Place / St. James' Street
Leazes Terrace will also be traffic-free for the same period and
additionally be closed from 60 minutes before kick-off.
Heading to the Toon?
Sat 31.03.2018 U18s v Liverpool (h) @ Little
Premier U18 League.
Sat 31.03.2018 Huddersfield Town (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier League.
Tue 03.04.2018 U23s v Boro (h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm.
Premier League 2 Division Two.
Sat 07.04.2018 U18s v Wolves (h) @ Little
Premier U18 League.
Sat 07.04.2018 Leicester City (a) @ King Power Stadium, 3pm. Premier League.
SOLD OUT. Allocation: 3,200.
Tue 10.04.2018 U18s v Boro (h) @ Little
Premier U18 League.
Sat 14.04.2018 U18s v Derby County (a) @ Oakwood, 1pm.
Premier U18 League.
Sun 15.04.2018 Arsenal (h) @ SJP, 1.30pm. Premier League.
Live on Sky.
Member sale now.
Mon 16.04.2018 U23s v Reading (a) @ Adams Park, Wycombe 7pm.
Premier League 2 Division Two.
Sat 21.04.2018 U18s v Stoke City (a) @ Clayton Wood,
Premier U18 League.
Mon 23.04.2018 Everton (a) @ Goodison Park, 8pm. Premier League.
NB: New date and KO time. ST holder sale now, 15 points. £30 adults,
£23 over 65s, £18 U18s. Allocation: 2,900 (upper tier sold first).
Mon 23.04.2018 U23s v Fulham (h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm.
Premier League 2 Division Two.
Sat 28.04.2018 West Bromwich Albion (h) @ SJP,
3pm. Premier League.
Member sale from Tue 03.04.2018.
Live TV game:
Sun 15.04.2018 Arsenal
Live PL games up to and including Mon 30.04.2018 have been
Live TV confirmation dates:
these are all "approximate dates"
Tue 03.04.2018: May 5th/6th
Tue 08.05.2018: May 13th
Season 2018/19 dates:
Fri 09.06.2018 Transfer window opens
Thu 09.08.2018 Transfer window closes 04.08.2018 Championship kicks off
Sat 11.08.2018 Premier League kicks off (theoretically that could
be Fri 10.08)
Premier League International Cup:
??.??.2018 Porto (h)
??.??.2018 Arsenal v Villarreal
Premier League Cup:
Northumberland Senior Cup :
F: 02.05.2018 Morpeth Town (h) 7.30pm
FC offer a discount to current NUFC season ticket holders of £10
entry for National League home games (usually £15).
16 & 17 year
old admission is £5, U16s £3.
Newcastle Benfield FC offer a discount to current NUFC season
ticket holders of £4 entry to Northern League home games (usually £6).
Concessions £3, kids free.
One man and his
buggy: Run Geordie Run resumes his lap of the planet on June
4th, with the fifth of eight planned segments taking him from Belgrade to
Mark's 2,900 mile route is scheduled to take 100 days and he's running for
St. Benedicts Hospice more
Other events @ SJP:
Newcastle Falcons v Northampton Saints (5.30pm) tickets here
Rugby League Magic Weekend 2018:
Day tickets from £25 (£12.50). Weekend tickets from £40 adults (£20)
Toronto v Toulouse (12.45pm)
Widnes Vikings v St Helens (3pm)
Wigan Warriors v Warrington (5.15pm)
Castleford v Leeds Rhinos (7.30pm)
Salford v Catalans Dragons (1pm)
Wakefield v Huddersfield Giants (3.15pm)
Hull KR v Hull FC (5.30pm)
08.06.2018, Sat 09.06.2018 and Sun 10.06.2018 Ed Sheeran in concert.
??.05.2019 European Champions Cup
International Magpies |
National Service |
2017/18 international dates:
World Cup Finals
A Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay
B Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran
C France, Australia, Peru, Denmark
D Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria
E Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
F Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea
G Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England
H Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan
2018/19 international breaks:
Coxy's Cockup Corner |
Whoops, He did it Again... |
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
This Day in History
Born Or Died:
Wilson born, High Spen, Durham.
Inside right who was recruited from local
football and marked his Newcastle debut with a goal in a 6-2 home victory over
Hull City on Christmas
Moving on to Brighton and Hove Albion
£450 fee in May 1936, Joe was to remain at the Goldstone Ground for the
remainder of his working life.
Appearing for the Seagulls during the war (with guest outings for Aldershot,
Reading and Spurs), Wilson also served as an army physical training instructor.
Playing on until 1947, Joe subsequently acted as Brighton trainer, caretaker
boss and chief scout - with a testimonial match played in his honour in
Joe's death was recorded
in 1984 - ten years after his retirement.
1930 Len White born, Skellow,
Newcastle’s failure to appear in a third successive FA Cup Final in
1953 had one silver lining, with the signing of Len White just days after he
had inspired the Millers to a 3-1 Fourth Round victory at Gallowgate.
The 22 year-old Yorkshireman cost £12,500 and spent the early part of his
career in a black and white shirt operating on the right flank, while still
working at Burradon Colliery.
However White’s reputation as one of the best uncapped players of the
era was built on his performances for Newcastle at centre forward after the
departures of Jackie Milburn and Vic Keeble.
A run of stylish free-scoring displays made White a genuine crowd favourite,
although inconsistency elsewhere in the side often meant that his efforts up
front were nullified by defensive lapses.
White’s sole honour was to be a 1955 FA Cup Winner’s medal – a
game in which he delivered the corner for Jackie Milburn to head home in the
Untimely cup exits at the hands of the likes of Millwall and Scunthorpe United
were to follow in subsequent seasons though, while his haul of 22 goals in 30
league games was enough only to see the club narrowly avoid relegation in 1958.
Had White played for a London club an England call-up would have been likely.
As it was though, his appearance for a Football League XI in November 1958 gave
a hint of what his country missed.
Playing against an Irish League side at Anfield, White scored three goals in
eight second half minutes during a 5-2 victory.
However like Tony Green a decade later, injury was overshadow White’s career.
A challenge by Tottenham’s Dave Mackay at White Hart Lane in March 1961 took
the gloss off a 2-1 victory against the team who would complete a League and
Cup double within weeks.
Sidelined for six months with ruptured ankle ligaments, by the time
White returned to the Magpies line-up they were in Division Two and manager
Charlie Mitten was about to be jettisoned, as his side struggled to mount a
It was evident that the injury had robbed White of pace and with early 1962
seeing Newcastle languishing in eighteenth and on a run of one win in twelve
games and bundled out of the FA Cup by Peterborough, changes were inevitable.
A deal was struck with Huddersfield Town to sign their Scottish forward Jimmy
Kerray in February of that year, White returning to his native Yorkshire as
part of the transfer and the Terriers also receiving £10,000.
After being belatedly rewarded for his efforts for the club with a testimonial
in 1989 (held at Whitley Bay after Newcastle scandalously refused to take part)
Len passed away in June 1994, a victim of cancer.
1938 Ken Wimshurst born, South
who played for his hometown club South Shields before joining United in 1957.
Appearing at reserve level, Ken moved over the Tyne to Gateshead a year later
and was also on the books at Wolves for a time.
Signing for Southampton in 1961, Wimshurst enjoyed six seasons at The Dell
before agreeing a £15,000 switch to Bristol City.
Remaining on the coaching staff at Ashton Gate following his playing retirement
in 1972, Ken finally left in 1981 and subsequently held backroom posts at
Dundee and Southampton.
1993 Andy Mogwo
Well-built defensive midfielder who joined
Montague Boys club and made a competitive
debut for the club's U18s against Watford in August 2009.
Andy's first reserve runout came against Bedlington Terriers in a Northumberland Senior Cup
victory in February 2011 and within weeks
he'd converted his first ever goal - for our U18s against Wolves.
Released at the end of the season, an unsuccessful trial at West Bromwich
Albion was followed by stints at non-league sides Blyth Spartans, Seaton
Delaval Amateurs, West Auckland and Ponteland United.
Reportedly signing for Sussex-based side Lewes after his former Magpies
colleague Kazenga LuaLua moved to nearby Brighton, Andy later turned up on
trial with Conference side Bishops Stortford.
to the North East, he appeared for Bedlington Terriers, Durham City and Bishop
Auckland, avoiding a prison term for assault when handed a suspended sentence
By 2016 Andy was back at Durham.
1993 Curtis Good born, Melbourne, Australia.
Defender signed for an undisclosed fee from Australian side Melbourne
Heart in the summer of 2012, following a successful trial.
An Australian youth international,
Curtis had caught the
eye during his maiden season of A League soccer for Melbourne and debuted for
United in a pre-season reserve team
friendly at Gateshead.
Marking his competitive U21 bow with a goal in a
6-4 home win over Spurs, Good was loaned out to League Two
side Bradford City in November 2012.
Nine games for The
Bantams (eight starts) in central defence and at left back saw Curtis gain
feature in no less than four
different competitions (League Two, Football League Trophy, FA Cup and League
Watched by Alan Pardew as he helped City eliminate Aston Villa en route to the League Cup
Final, a 45 minute outing at Wembley against victors Swansea City then saw him return
to SJP with a runners-up medal.
Beginning the following season back in the Newcastle reserve side, a first team
debut came in the League Cup at Morecambe, playing all 90 minutes of a 2-0
victory in August 2013.
Following his return from injury, the last day of January 2014 saw Good agree a
loan to SPFL side Dundee United and he scored his first senior goal against
Kilmarnock at Tannadice in only his third outing.
Curtis became the fourth Magpie of the Premier League era to gain a full cap
for Australia in March 2014, when included in the starting XI for a 3-4
friendly loss to Ecuador staged at Millwall's New Den.
Sadly though a hip injury sustained in that game prompted curtailed his time on
And the 2014/15 campaign proved to be almost completely barren for the luckless
defender - managing just two U21 starts before a recurrence of the hip problem.
February 2015 found Good at the Colorado clinic of surgeon Richard
Steadman, following Alan Shearer, Craig Bellamy and Shola
Ameobi by going under the knife to save his career.
After playing 45 minutes against Gateshead in United's opening first team
friendly of the 2015/16 season though, Curtis found himself sidelined yet
again after picking up an injury while training on the club's USA tour.
Returning to U21 action during March 2016,
Good's second senior outing for Newcastle arrived almost three and a half
years after the first - at Oxford United in an awful 0-3 FA Cup Round
Four loss in January 2017.
1894 Crewe Alexandra
P26, 33pts, 4th/15
An eventful game for Harry
Jeffery who missed a penalty before his shot was "battled through in
a scrummage" to level. He then scored the winner with a magnificent
1895 Notts County (a)
P26, 25pts, 10th/16
Donnelly broke his leg in the 20th minute.
1901 Everton (h) 2-1 (1-0)
between two top-flight sides went the way of United, who
also completed a domestic double over the Toffees.
Kingsley, Burgess, G.Gardiner, Ghee, Aitken, Carr, Peddie,
A.Gardiner , McFarlane, Heywood, Niblo.
1907 Liverpool (a)
P32, 44pts, 1st/20
1908 Blackburn Rovers
P31, 38pts, 2nd/20
1909 Bradford City (a)
P30, 46pts, 1st/20
Debut for Charles Randall, at inside left.
1912 Notts County (a)
P31, 36pts, 3rd/20
Finlay(6,90), Peart(80), Wilson(83)
1929 Manchester City
P35, 35pts, 10th/22
Newcastle reserves lost 1-2 in a Central League game at Goodison Park -
Bill Hullett netting twice for the Toffees and Harris replying.
Both sides finished a man short after a 75th minute clash saw White of
Everton and Smith of Newcastle dismissed.
1935 Sheffield United
P35, 42pts, 6th/22
Weaver 2 (1pen), McMenemy, Bott
Preston North End (h)
P31, 40pts, 4th/22
An estimated 20,000 fans were locked out and
were kept informed by a match commentary given via the PA
system by United Director William McKeag.
1957 Tottenham Hotspur
P36, 34pts, 11th/22
Alex Tait got the only goal of the game as Newcastle Reserves beat Leeds
1-0 in a Central League fixture at Elland Road.
||1963 Chelsea (h)
P29, 32pts, 9th/22
P33, 37pts, 5th/22
A disappointing end to United's unbeaten run of seven league
games came at Goodison Park - despite the 47th minute
dismissal of Alan Ball for the Toffees.
||1974 Leicester City
(h) 1-1 (1-1)
P32, 32pts, 13th/22
1977 Coventry City (h)
P31, 37pts, 4th/22
1985 Ipswich Town (a)
P32, 38pts, 14th/22
United's second trip of the season to Portman Road was a re-run of
the League Cup tie - Neil McDonald putting the visitors ahead, only for
Eric Gates to equalise. Town were managed by former Magpie Bobby
1991 Portsmouth (a)
P34, 48pts, 11th/24
Two poor teams clashed at Fratton Park and
much-maligned midfielder Kevin Brock scooped in the only
goal for United.
he was substituted late in the game, as the "Pink" reported,
"Some United fans sitting in the
stands passed comments to Brock and the visiting player
shouted back at them." The paper failed to
record what was shouted at Brock, but it wasn't very
footage is online here
P37, 74pts, 1st/24
The only goal of the game was a scrappy effort from Paul Furlong as Andy Cole
endured a frustrating
Ipswich Town (h)
P33, 60pts, 3rd/22
Debut for promising young midfielder Chris Holland, who set up both goals with
crosses from the right flank.
footage is online here
1994 Meanwhile, at
Roker Park 16 year-old goalkeeper Adam Wheeler had a
baptism of fire as the reserves lost 0-3. Wheeler was on
trial following his release by
Crawford signed from Irish club Bohemians, at a cost of £75,000.
He was the FAI Young Player of the Year in 1994.
1995 It was a
case of one in one
out, as the hugely disappointing Jason Drysdale
joined Swindon Town on transfer deadline day.
1996 Arsenal (a)
P30, 64pts, 2nd/20
An out-of-sorts United lost top spot in the league as they went down to
Bruce Rioch's Gunners at Highbury.
1997 Wimbledon (a)
P30, 52pts, 4th/20
An otherwise forgettable afternoon at Selhurst Park was memorable for a fine
Tino free kick conversion.
1998 In the wake
of a second Sunday of News of the World
allegations about them, Freddy Shepherd "resigned" as
Chairman and Douglas Hall as a director of the
football club, while still maintaining their controlling
interest. In other words, the resignations were just a
sham, aimed at placating the masses....
McMenamin and Mark Boyd scored the goals at Somerset Park as a Magpies Reserve XI
beat Ayr United 2-1 in a testimonial match for long-serving Honest Man, John
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FA Cup Quarter-final replay
It was game over after just ten
minutes with United conceding twice to Pires and Bergkamp. Future Magpie
added a third shortly after the break, as cup dreams were dashed for yet
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taking an early lead through Liam Atking, a young Newcastle reserve side were beaten
1-2 by their Leeds counterparts
at the Belle Vue home of Wakefield Wildcats.
Doncaster Rovers (a) 1-0 (0-0)
P38, 80pts, 1st/24
Andy Carroll made the headlines again
for all the right reasons, scoring the winner at the Keepmoat Stadium to
give United a five point lead at the top of the Championship.
Carroll's knockout blow came just before the hour of a hard-fought contest
after good work from Wayne Routledge and the big striker fired past 'keeper
Neil Sullivan to score in his fifth consecutive away game.
United U21s went into uncharted territory when they
met Brighton and Hove Albion at their occasional home of Crawley
Town's Broadfield Stadium. They returned with a point thanks to a Callum
Roberts effort in a 1-1 draw.