in the FA Cup Third round will be Cardiff City, who are scheduled to
visit SJP over the weekend of January 4th 2014 - although a home tie for the
mackems and consequent policing implications will preclude both sides from
kicking off at 3pm on Saturday.
Our last meeting saw United win 2-1 in Wales back in October, extending our
run of victories against the side formerly known as The Bluebirds to
City are our final scheduled home opponents of the season next May and their
most recent appearance on Tyneside ended in a 5-1 home success during the
2009/10 Championship season.
Since Malky Mackay took over in June 2011, Cardiff have failed to win in the
FA Cup - exiting in the Third Round at West Bromwich Albion and then
Third Round Draw:
Arsenal v Spurs
Aston Villa v Sheffield United
Barnsley v Hartlepool or Coventry
Birmingham City v Bristol Rovers or Crawley Town
Blackburn Rovers v Manchester City
Bolton Wanderers v Blackpool
Bournemouth v Fleetwood Town or Burton Albion
Brighton v Reading
Bristol City v Watford
Charlton Athletic v Wrexham or Oxford
Derby County v Chelsea
Doncaster Rovers v Stevenage
Everton v QPR
Ipswich Town v Preston North End
Grimsby Town v Huddersfield Town
Kidderminster v Peterborough
Liverpool v Oldham or Mansfield Town
Macclesfield Town v Sheffield Wednesday
Manchester United v Swansea
smoggies v Hull City
Nottingham Forest v West Ham
Norwich City v Fulham
Port Vale v Plymouth
Rochdale v Leeds United
Southampton v Burnley
Southend United v Millwall
Stoke City v Leicester City
mackems v Carlisle
West Bromwich Albion v Crystal Palace
Wigan v MK Dons
Yeovil Town v Leyton Orient
NUFC v CCFC - FA Cup History:
1925/26 won 2-0 (a) Seymour 2
1938/39 drew 0-0 (a)
1938/39 won 4-1 (h) Clifton, Gordon, Mooney, Park
Bluebirds in Toon - last ten:
2009/10 won 5-1 Carroll 2, og,
1983/84 won 3-1 Waddle, Keegan 2
1981/82 won 2-1 Varadi, Trewick
1980/81 won 2-1 Clarke, Shoulder
1979/80 won 1-0 Shoulder
1978/79 won 3-0 Connolly, Withe, Robinson
1964/65 won 2-0 Hilley, Anderson
1963/64 lost 0-4
1962/63 won 2-1 Fell 2
1960/61 won 5-0 Luke 2, White 2, Mitchell
Round Record - last 20 years:
2012/13 Brighton and Hove Albion (a) lost 0-2
2011/12 Blackburn Rovers (h) won 2-1
2010/11 Stevenage (a) lost 1-3
2009/10 Plymouth Argyle (a) drew 0-0 (won replay)
2008/09 Hull City (a) drew 0-0 (lost replay)
2007/08 Stoke City (a) drew 0-0 (won replay)
2006/07 Birmingham City (a) drew 2-2 (lost replay)
2005/06 Mansfield Town (h) won 1-0
2004/05 Yeading (a) won 2-0
2003/04 Southampton (a) won 3-0
2002/03 Wolves (a) lost 2-3
2001/02 Crystal Palace (h) won 2-0
2000/01 Aston Villa (h) drew 1-1 (lost replay)
1999/00 Spurs (a) drew 1-1 (won replay)
1998/99 Crystal Palace (h) won 2-1
1997/98 Everton (a) won 1-0
1996/97 Charlton (a) drew 1-1 (won replay)
1995/96 Chelsea (a) drew 1-1 (lost replay on pens)
1994/95 Blackburn (h) drew 1-1 (won replay)
1993/94 Coventry City (h) won 2-0
No Fergie, no bother:
Manchester United 0 Newcastle 1
7th December 2013 saw Newcastle rid themselves of one of their longest-running
hoodoos by winning at Old Trafford in the league for the first time since
John Tudor and Stewart Barrowclough were the heroes almost 42 years ago but
this time it was Yohan Cabaye who gave The Magpies victory over the reigning Champions
with a deserved 61st minute winner.
On the eve of his third anniversary in charge of United, Alan Pardew chose to
bolster his midfield by drafting in Vurnon Anita in place of Shola Ameobi. And
clad in their Brazilian-styled change kit, the visitors proceeded to dominate
the middle of the park all afternoon.
David Moyes was able to welcome back Robin Van Persie but the out-of-sorts Dutchman caused
his compatriot/ adversary, Tim Krul, very few problems all afternoon. And with Wayne Rooney
suspended the Red Devils misfired badly and we were well-placed to take advantage.
Pardew's instructions were evident from the start, to stifle and frustrate the
home side by denying them space and time - a ploy that worked well in the first
period, reducing Moyes' side to one shot that Krul smothered and a penalty box
scramble that saw Fabricio Coloccini and Mike Williamson block goal-bound
After the break, the Red Devils upped their efforts and Patrice Evra had a
header that hit the post before Anita cleared off the line with TV replays
showing the ball hitting his left arm in the process.
But after Howard Webb's anti-Toon performance at Swansea in midweek, decisions were going
in our favour this time as Andre Marriner and his assistants failed to show the
usual Fergie-era Old Trafford bias.
The arrival of Hatem Ben Arfa for Yoan Gouffran posted notice that Newcastle's
intentions were greater than a point and the decisive moment came just after
the hour when Krul's long clearance fell to Moussa Sissoko out on the
He strode forward before pulling the ball back for Cabaye to side-foot past David De
Gea from the edge of the box. Cue pandemonium in one corner of the ground.
Pursued by his colleagues, Cabaye went to ground by the corner flag in front
of the section holding the away fans and was then the unfortunate recipient of
what can only be described as a mass pile-on.
An excellent offside decision by assistant Sian Massey denied Van Persie a
headed equaliser while a few stray crosses whistled close to Krul's goal.
However, the home side created very little of note - Williamson and Coloccini
both in tremendous form - and home fans were starting to drift away from their
seats by the 75th minute.
Our fourth away success of the season came thanks to a host of fine performances;
Cheick Tiote and Anita
giving battling displays in midfield, while Loic Remy led the line effectively and
also contributed admirably in defence.
With one eye on running down the clock, Shola Ameobi replaced Cabaye and
proceeded to frustrate the home side with some fine play to win free-kicks and corners.
Three points lifted Newcastle back up to 6th, although a Spurs victory on
wearside soon returned us to seventh.
However, this fabulous victory puts us firmly on the shoulders of all the Champions League contenders
and looking in great shape heading towards the hectic festive season.
And whatever else comes to pass this season, we'll recall this as the campaign
when a great weight was lifted from our shoulders. Breaking the Stamford
Bridge hoodoo back in 2012 was a momentous occasion, but finally cracking the
curse of Old Trafford was simply astounding.
Full match report to follow.
Team: Krul, Debuchy (Yanga-Mbiwa 83), Williamson, Coloccini, Santon,
Tiote, Anita, Sissoko, Cabaye (Sh.Ameobi 78), Gouffran (Ben Arfa 57), Remy.
Subs n/u: Cisse, Gutierrez, Elliot, Obertan.
Booked: Cabaye, Anita. It was Cabaye's fifth yellow, meaning he will miss the visit
MUFC: De Gea, Rafael (Valencia 76), Evans, Vidic, Evra, Januzaj, Jones,
Cleverley (Anderson 69), Nani (Zaha 68), Van Persie, Hernandez.
Subs n/u: Ferdinand, Lindegaard, Young, Welbeck.
Goal: Cabaye 61.
Crowd: 75,233, including around 3,000 jubilant Mags, most of whom stayed
well after the final whistle to celebrate wildly.
"It's a long time isn't it?"
"Sometimes when you get victories of this manner it's difficult to digest
straight away and obviously the headlines might be elsewhere, but I hope the
players get credit for their performance.
"I could still hear our fans singing when I was down the tunnel. It's a huge
win for them. I knew our players were very conscious of those 41 years and were determined
to put that right, although it is easier said than done."
In emulating Joe Harvey's achievement of winning at Old Trafford in
the league, Alan Pardew broke a sequence of no less than fourteen different
Newcastle managers attempting and failing in that quest:
Gordon Lee, Richard Dinnis, Jack Charlton, Willie McFaul, Jim Smith, Kevin Keegan,
Kenny Dalglish, Ruud Gullit, Steve Clarke, Bobby Robson, Graeme Souness, Glenn
Roeder, Nigel Pearson and Chris Hughton.
(NB: Keegan failed in both spells in charge, while the brief reign of Sam
Allardyce never us play there)
Magpies @ Old Trafford since a win:
2013/14 won 1-0 Cabaye
2012/13 lost 3-4 Perch, og(Evans),
2012/13 lost 1-2 Cisse (LC)
2011/12 drew 1-1 Ba (pen)
2010/11 lost 0-3
2008/09 drew 1-1 Martins
2007/08 lost 0-6
2006/07 lost 0-2
2005/06 lost 0-2
2004/05 lost 1-2 Ambrose
2003/04 drew 0-0
2002/03 lost 3-5 Bernard, Shearer, Bellamy
2001/02 lost 1-3 Shearer
2000/01 lost 0-2
1999/00 lost 1-5 og(Berg)
1998/99 drew 0-0
1997/98 drew 1-1 Andersson
1996/97 drew 0-0
1995/96 lost 0-2
1994/95 lost 0-2
1993/94 drew 1-1 Cole
1988/89 lost 0-2
1988/89 lost 0-2 (Mercantile)
1987/88 drew 2-2 Mirandinha
1986/87 lost 1-4 D.Jackson
1985/86 lost 0-3
1984/85 lost 0-5
1977/78 lost 2-3 Martin, Burns
1976/77 lost 1-3 Nulty
1976/77 lost 2-7 Burns, Nattrass (LC)
1975/76 lost 0-1
1973/74 lost 0-1
1972/73 lost 1-2 Nattrass
1971/72 won 2-0 Tudor, Barrowclough
The side that day was: McFaul, Craig, Clark, Gibb, Howard, Moncur,
Barrowclough (Nattrass), Green, Macdonald, Tudor, Hibbitt.
Premier League fixtures/results:
Crystal Palace 2-0 Cardiff City
Liverpool 4-1 West Ham
Southampton 1-1 Manchester City
Stoke City 3-2 Chelsea
West Brom 0-2 Norwich City
mackems 1-2 Spurs
Fulham 2-0 Aston Villa
Arsenal 1-1 Everton
Swansea City v Hull City (8pm) SKY
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Colo v Shola
Friday saw the groups drawn
for next year's World Cup Finals in Brazil as follows:
Group A: Brazil, Mexico, Croatia, Cameroon
Group B: Spain, Chile, Australia, Netherlands
Group C: Colombia, Greece, Ivory Coast, Japan
Group D: Uruguay, England, Costa Rica, Italy
Group E: Switzerland, Ecuador, France, Honduras
Group F: Argentina, Bosnia, Iran, Nigeria
Group G: Germany, Ghana, Portugal, USA
Group H: Belgium, Algeria, Russia, South Korea
12.06.2014-13.07.2014 World Cup Finals
Current NUFC outbound loans:
Romain came on as a 56th minute substitute in Dijon's 1-1 draw on Friday
No place for Fergie in the City side or bench who were held to a 2-2 home
draw by Boro in the Championship on Saturday.
Dan Gosling (Blackpool)
Another poor day for the Tangerines, who were beaten 1-5 at Derby County in
the Championship on Saturday. Paul Ince's side finished with nine men - one
more than in midweek - with the on-loan Magpie playing 90 minutes and
receiving a yellow card.
James Tavernier/Haris Vuckic (Rotherham United)
In order not to be cup-tied, either player was given permission to play on
Saturday as the Millers lost 1-2 at home to Rochdale in an FA Cup Second Round tie.
Another 90 minute shift for Conor in a 0-0 home draw with Inverness Caledonian
Thistle in the SFPL on Saturday.
Michael Richardson (Accrington Stanley)
An FA Cup First Round exit to Tranmere Rovers meant that Stanley weren't in
action this weekend.
Mehdi Abeid (Panathinaikos)
Abeid's current side are away at Kalloni in the Greek Super League on Sunday.
Blackburn Rovers U18s 4 Newcastle U18s 1
in a rearranged Friday fixture to accommodate the home side's FA Youth Cup tie
on Tuesday, Newcastle U18s lost for the first time in four games, beaten by a
Rovers side with the leakiest backline in the league.
Blackburn won the last meeting of the sides at Brockhall by the same margin
back in March and while their defence may leave something to be desired,
there's little wrong with their prowess at the other end of the field.
It took just five minutes for the home side to take the lead, Dean
Rittenberg swapping passes with Jordan Preston before shooting beyond Jonathan
United attempted to reply and Dan Barlaser struck the goal frame before Rovers
extended their lead in the 20th minute, Bradley Bauress pouncing after a
corner wasn't properly dealt with by the visiting defence.
The second half saw a revitalised Newcastle side seize the initiative and keep
goalkeeper David Raya occupied - the Spanish custodian denying both Tom
Heardman and former Rovers apprentice Macauley Booth.
Olivier Kemen's first competitive goal for the club then made it 1-2
with 18 minutes to play; he and Heardman both then spurning chances to level
the contest before two breakaway goals sealed our fate.
First of all Preston shot home, before substitute Sam Joel sealed Blackburn's
second win in twelve league outings and meant that they replaced United in
Team: Mitchell, Drennan, Booth, Gillesphey, Cameron, Roberts (Cobain
70), Kerridge (Storey 70), Kemen, Barlaser, Quinn, Heardman. Subs n/u:
claim double prize
November's gongs for
Manager and Player of the Month have both ended up on Tyneside, with
Newcastle's four match winning streak resulting in recognition for both Alan
Pardew and Tim Krul.
For Pardew it's his first such accolade since February 2006 when he was in
charge of West Ham - failing to collect a single monthly prize despite being
voted the Manager of the season for 2011-12.
And for the club it's their twelfth such award, following five for Kevin
Keegan (Nov 1993, Aug 1994, Feb 1995, Aug 1995, Sep 1995) and Sir Bobby Robson
(Feb 2000, Aug 2000, Dec 2001, Feb 2002, Jan 2003, Oct 2003).
Krul's player award is the eighth for a current Magpie, following on from Rob
Lee (Sep 1994, Nov 1994), David Ginola (Aug 1995), Alan Shearer (Sep 1998, Dec
2002, Oct 2003) and Demba Ba (Dec 2011)
Recognition of a 'keeper is also comparatively uncommon, with Krul's just the
eighth since the award was first given in August 1994 and the first since Mark
Schwarzer of Fulham was selected for February 2010.
City 3 Newcastle 0
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Jack Shiel RIP
The death of Newcastle's oldest surviving first
team player has been reported by his family, aged 96.
Seahouses-born centre forward Jack Shiel passed away in hospital on November 30th.
Signed from Seahouses in December 1936 for the princely sum of £10, he was a reserve team
regular and debuted in a 0-3 loss at Barnsley
in September 1937 - the sole senior appearance of his
Released by United the following year, Jack joined North Shields before
returning to the Football League in 1938 with Huddersfield Town.
However he had only one senior game for the Terriers - against Middlesbough in
March 1939 - before being released with the onset of World War II
Jack served on a Royal Navy minesweeper during the conflict, later skippering
a Seahouses fishing boat and running tourist boat trips to the Farne Islands
as part of the family business.
Foxes visit scheduled
Having been reinstated into the U21 Premier League Cup
after Birmingham City fielded an ineligible player in their 2-1 win over
Newcastle, United's second string have a home tie against
Leicester City in the Round of 16.
That fixture is confirmed as a 7pm KO at Whitley Park on Monday December 30th.
A result must be achieved on the night, via extra time and penalties if
U21 Premier League Cup:
Round of 16:
Burnley v Bolton Wanderers
Cardiff City/Chelsea v West Ham
Everton v Wolves
Exeter City v Blackburn Rovers
Newcastle United v Leicester City
Fulham v Arsenal
Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion
Reading v Watford
While orders are now open for next year's
major Toon work the "Ultimate Who's Who" (info here),
anyone in need of some inspirational reading matter for the coming festive
season is spoilt for choice.
Newly-published works about Blyth Spartans and Wallsend Boys Club
chart the exploits and history of two renowned regional institutions.
Meanwhile, a hasty reprint means that copies of the "My North
East" Sir Bobby Robson fundraiser are now available once again.
|Take 66 North East
personalities, get them to divulge their favourite view of the region,
illustrate those with some beautiful images and then compile the whole
into a lavish book to benefit a great cause. info
FA Cup giant killers par
excellence; eight years of work has gone into this detailed account of
the ups and downs of the Spartans. info
||The history of Wallsend Boys
Club recounts the life and times of a famous footballing nursery and a
valuable social resource for over a century. info
We had signed copies of
all three books for a special free-to-enter NUFC.com competition and asked
which product of Wallsend Boys Club won his first senior England cap at
Wembley in November 2013.
That was of course Fraser Forster and the names of the winners
will appear here on Monday evening. Thanks to everyone who entered.
vu all over again
Newcastle U21s 1 Chelsea U21s 1
United have published
plans for a proposed redevelopment of their Darsley Park training ground that
will drastically expand and improve facilities.
Subject to planning consent, work is scheduled to begin in 2015 and take up to
a year to complete, involving the demolition of the present structures on
No precise figure for the cost of the redevelopment has been given other than
a vague "multi-million pound" one, but this represents a significant
investment in the club - something that's slightly surprising given
uncertainty over our long-term goals and ownership.
Ultimate Who's Who
Since publication of the highly-successful "Newcastle
United: The Ultimate Record" back in 2011, club historian Paul
Joannou has been devoting his energies to a sister work, "Newcastle
United: The Ultimate Who's Who."
Profiling every player to have appeared in any first team game for the club and
its predecessors, the 1,750 biographies included also include managers,
administrators and other backroom staff, plus a wealth of unpublished
This mammoth undertaking is of a similar size and weight to the Ultimate
Record and publication has been set for November 2014.
NUFC.com readers can now pre-order exclusive subscriber copies priced at £30.
Each subscriber copy is individually numbered, features a personalised
certificate mounted within, while the purchaser's name is added to a roll of
honour that will appear in every copy of the book.
The advance purchase price of £30 is the same as the cover price upon
publication, but subscribers will have their copy hand-delivered or posted to
them at any address in the UK for no extra charge (overseas orders are
welcome, with shipping charged at cost price).
This subscriber offer closes on May 1st 2014
and you'll find full details and options to pre-order both online and by post
The First XI:
...are just four of our superstars inexplicably
absent from "Newcastle United's Greatest Premier League XI"
- a new DVD that's now available.
Featuring Premier League action from the last 20 years, a panel of pundits
attempt the almost impossible task of whittling down the 183 players to have
represented us in over 700 games into a definitive Magpies' lineup.
You can buy the DVD online
here from our partner
Leisure Time Direct for £14.99 (£16.23 inc UK postage)