Fulham (a) SOLD OUT (away
& mixed areas)
Crystal Palace (h) Public
Everton (h) Public sale now
Southampton (a) Member
The BBC report that Newcastle manager Alan
Pardew is to appear before a three-man independent Regulatory commission on
Tuesday who will set a punishment for the FA misconduct charge that he has
Pardew's actual charge is one of improper
conduct and as previously confirmed, "due to the serious violent and/or
aggressive nature of the reported behaviour this case has been designated as
Gosling: non runner
From the FA, Monday:
Newcastle United midfielder Dan Gosling has admitted an FA charge in
relation to multiple breaches of Rule E8(b) for misconduct in relation to
Gosling has requested a personal hearing, the date of which will be set in due
An update from the BBC asserts that the rule breaches Gosling admitted
don't involve betting on either his parent club Newcastle or previous loan
The Mirror newspaper provided further details:
Dan Gosling gave his betting
winnings to Newcastle Unitedís charity after being caught by the FA.
Midfielder Gosling has admitted to several
charges of gambling on football matches - unaware that he could not put money
on any game.
The former England Under-21 cap was
shocked to get the call and immediately handed over his records to the FA
investigators. He also decided to pass his winnings, of just under £5,000, to
the clubís foundation.
Gosling had been mainly backing Manchester
United to win in Champions League games and did not think he was breaking any
rules by betting on that market.
He has also been betting on accumulators,
including some Premier League games.
The rule in question excludes players from betting on matches or other
events (such as transfer of players, employment of managers, team selection or
disciplinary matters) in which they are participating or have any direct or
indirect influence on.
Stoke City striker Cameron Jerome admitted a similar offence in August
2013 and was fined £50K.
United's FA Youth Cup Quarter Final tie
against Chelsea takes place at SJP on Tuesday night. Kickoff
is at 7.05pm and admission can be gained by paying at East
Stand turnstiles - Adults £3, concessions £1.
Season tickets/memberships are not valid and in response to a few
queries received, you can't use Magpie Mover transport tickets to
travel to and from this tie.
A crowd of 3,500 attended the last home game in this competition and due to
turnstile congestion, some fans missed the opening 20 minutes of the first
half. If you're going, make sure you get there as early as possible.
As with other rounds in the competition, a result has
to be achieved on the night - via extra time and a penalty shootout if
necessary. There's no provision for replays.
Newcastle' U18s were granted a blank weekend ahead of the tie, but
Chelsea opted to stage a league game on Friday - losing 0-3 at home to
Victory over Chelsea would see Newcastle
enjoy home advantage in the opening
game of a two-legged semi-final tie
against Arsenal. The young
Gunners beat Everton 3-1 at the Emirates on Monday in their Quarter Final tie.
The Blues have made it to this
stage of the FA Youth Cup thanks to victories over Dartford (4-0) and Sheffield Wednesday
(4-1) at their adopted home of Aldershot. They were then followed by 2-0 success
at Cardiff City.
England U17 striker Dominic Solanke netted three in the win over Dartford
and one in each of the other ties for a Chelsea
side beaten by Norwich City in last year's final.
That came after lifting the trophy in 2010 and 2012.
This will be the second meeting of the two clubs in this competition,
following a Fourth Round tie back in 1999, when United drew 0-0
at Stamford Bridge before running out 2-1 winners in the replay at St. James' Park.
Newcastle's Youth Cup campaign this season began with a 2-1 win at
Barnsley, before a 4-0 home beating of the mackems and a 1-0 victory away to
Adam Armstrong has scored in every round for his total of four goals, while
fellow striker Jonathyn Quinn plundered a hat trick in the derby.
Mon 10.03.2014 Arsenal 3-1 Everton
Tue 11.03.2014 Newcastle v Chelsea
Wed 12.03.2014 Reading v Liverpool
Tue 18.03.2014 Fulham v Huddersfield Town
Semi Final (two-legged):
Newcastle/Chelsea v Arsenal
Reading/Liverpool v Fulham/Huddersfield Town
United's FA Youth Quarter Final record:
1961/62: North Shields (h) won 2-1 (won F)
1975/76: Bristol City (h) won 6-1 (lost SF)
1983/84: Everton (a) lost 1-2
1984/85: Coventry City (h) won 3-0 (won F)
1988/89: Arsenal (h) won 1-0 (lost SF)
1998/99: Nottingham Forest (a) won 3-2 (lost SF)
1999/00: Middlesbrough (a) lost 1-2
2005/06: Brighton (h) drew 0-0 (won on pens) (lost SF)
2006/07: Swindon Town (a) won 2-1 (lost SF)
2009/10: Crystal Palace (h) won 4-2 (lost SF)
2011/12: Blackburn Rovers (h) drew 2-2 (lost on pens)
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Following another enforced weekend off, Newcastle return to action on Saturday
by the banks of the Thames at Craven Cottage. Kick-off is at 3pm.
All 2,900 tickets for the away section have been sold and the adjacent
"mixed area" is now also a sellout.
Having beaten Aston Villa both home and away, victory over Felix Magath's side
would be their second double of the season - and a remarkable eighth win on
This part of SW6 though hasn't been a happy hunting ground for the club, with
Alan Pardew beaten on all three occasions he's managed us here and United
having lost four in a row since Joey Barton's late penalty conversion stole
three points back in December 2007.
Quite where Pardew will be watching this one remains to be seen, but it won't
be from the visitor's dugout....
NUFC: It's anticipated that Fabricio Coloccini feature after returning from
compassionate leave in Argentina.
News is awaited on the availability of Davide Santon, Loic Remy, Hatem Ben Arfa, Rob
Elliot and Sammy Ameobi.
Power match betting is online here
Newcastle to win @ 6/4
Newcastle to score in both halves @ 12/5
(NB: quoted odds were accurate at the time of writing, but subject to
fluctuation - click on the link above to display current live odds).
Former Magpie Damien Duff won't be involved due to a knee injury, while fellow
midfielder Scott Parker is doubtful with the same ailment.
While United had a two week break between games due to Everton's involvement in the FA Cup, the
bottom -placed Cottagers made it nine Premier League games without a win when
losing 1-3 at Cardiff on Saturday.
That means Fulham have failed to keep a clean sheet in the Premier League in
their last fourteen attempts.
On home turf this season, Fulham have lost ten Premier League games, winning
three and drawing one. It's no great shock to learn also that their goals
conceded at home tally of 31 is by far the worst in the division.
Beating Stoke 1-0 in October, Villa 2-1 in December and West Ham 2-1 on New
Years Day, they were held 1-1 by West Brom back in September.
Since the first day of 2014 though, Fulham have lost four home games in a row,
with the mackems, Southampton, Liverpool and Chelsea all collecting maximum
And before Christmas, Arsenal, Cardiff, Manchester United, Swansea, Spurs and
Manchester City were also successful on Stevenage Road.
Referee: Howard Webb - who acted as fourth official in United's last
game, at Hull. Webb has taken charge of successive 0-3 losses, at Swansea and
Last season we lost four out of five games that Webb refereed, the exception a
3-2 home win over Chelsea.
UK TV: None
6 Eren (Den)
Canal+ Sport (France)
Fox Sports 2 HD (Ned)
NBC Sports Live Extra (USA)
SuperSport HD2 Africa
SuperSport 5 Africa
TV3+ (Den) +HD
Viaplay HD (Den)
UK Radio: (Live commentary on Absolute Radio tbc)
Overseas Radio: Live commentary on talkSPORT
Local Radio: Live commentary on BBC Radio Newcastle
Travel: confirmation of post-match dry train services from London Kings
Cross is awaited.
With visits to Fulham, Southampton, Stoke, Arsenal and Liverpool still to
come, Newcastle have already notched up seven Premier League away wins this
One more would equal the eight Alan Pardew steered his side to during the
2011/12 season, while our record haul on the road remains nine in both 1993/94
And only a 0-3 defeat at Stamford Bridge spoils what is currently a 100%
winning record away from home in 3pm Saturday kickoffs this season for the
Aston Villa won 2-1
Cardiff City won 2-1
Manchester United won 1-0
Palace won 3-0
West Ham won 3-1
Chelsea lost 0-3
Hull City won 4-1
Toon away to Fulham - post-WW2:
2012/13: Lost 1-2 Ben Arfa
2011/12: Lost 2-5 Guthrie, Ben Arfa
2010/11: Lost 0-1
2008/09: Lost 1-2 Ameobi
2007/08: Won 1-0 Barton (pen)
2006/07: Lost 1-2 Martins
2005/06: Lost 0-1
2004/05: Won 3-1 Ambrose, Kluivert, Ameobi
2003/04: Won 3-2 Robert, Shearer 2
2002/03: Lost 1-2 Shearer
2001/02: Lost 1-3 Speed
1983/84: Drew 2-2 Beardsley, Keegan
1982/83: Drew 2-2 McDermott, Varadi
1981/82: Lost 0-2 (LC)
1979/80: Lost 0-1
1978/79: Won 3-1 Connolly, Withe, Shoulder
1967/68: Lost 0-2
1966/67: Lost 1-5 B.Robson
1965/66: Lost 0-2
1960/61: Lost 3-4 Allchurch, Hughes, Woods
1959/60: Lost 3-4 Eastham, Hale 2
1955/56: Won 5-4 (FA) Casey, Keeble 2, Milburn, Stokoe
1951/52: Drew 1-1 G.Robledo
1950/51: Drew 1-1 Walker
1949/50: Lost 1-2 Milburn
1947/48: Lost 0-3
1946/47: Won 3-0 Bentley, Wayman
Latest Premier League results/fixtures:
(all 3pm kick-offs unless specified)
Cardiff City 3-1 Fulham
Crystal Palace 0-1 Southampton
Norwich City 1-1 Stoke City
West Bromwich Albion 0-3 Manchester United
Chelsea 4-0 Spurs
Hull City v
Manchester City (12.45pm) BT
Everton v Cardiff City
Southampton v Norwich City
Stoke City v West Ham
mackems v Crystal Palace
Swansea City v West Bromwich Albion
Aston Villa v Chelsea (5.30pm) Sky
United v Liverpool (1.30pm) Sky
Spurs v Arsenal (4pm) Sky
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Issue 288 of the Mag is now on
sale in all Tyneside newsagents, featuring last seasonís NUFC accounts, fans
forum, JFK programme notes, away fans fund, some football and o course Alan
Pardew going head to...head.
Copies can also be bought online (only £3 plus postage) in The
Mag Shop, or visit the main Mag website here
Romain Amalfitano (Dijon)
A 2-2 draw at Auxerre in Ligue 2 on Friday was achieved without the on-loan
toon winger, who remains injured.
Jonas Gutierrez (Norwich City)
Another blank day for Jonas, who missed the Premier League visit of Stoke City
on Saturday. Since moving to Carrow Road, he's made just two
Mehdi Abeid (Panathinaikos)
A resounding 4-1 home win
over Aris in the Greek Super League on Saturday featured 21 year-old Mehdi,
who is under contract at Gallowgate until 2016.
An injury to left back Mitch Hancox gave Fergie his first Championship
start since November. However he was unable to prevent QPR posting a 2-0 win
at St.Andrews, lasting 73 minutes before being replaced.
The hip problem that afflicted Curtis on
his senior debut for Australia on Tuesday ruled him out of
Sunday's Scottish Cup trip to Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
Despite his absence though, the Tangerines roared to a 5-0 victory and now take
their place in the Semi-Final draw. That leaves the tantalising possibility of
a second Cup Final outing for Curtis, following his appearance at Wembley for
Bradford City in last season's League Cup.
James Tavernier/Haris Vuckic (Rotherham United)
Oldham Athletic (a) League One, Tuesday.
/ Adam Campbell (St.Mirren)
Dundee United (a) SPFL, Sat March 15th.
interest in this season's FA Vase ended on Saturday, as a goal from ex Magpies
reserve Dennis Knight gave West Auckland a 1-0 Quarter Final win in front of
over 1,000 fans at Dunston UTS.
Down in Leicestershire meanwhile, Newcastle Benfield also bowed out following a
0-1 loss to St.Andrews.
First Leg - Sat 29.03.2014:
Sholing v Eastbourne United
West Auckland Town v St Andrews
Second Leg - Sat 05.04.2014:
Eastbourne United v Sholing
St Andrews v West Auckland Town
Mike off the mark!
An otherwise unremarkable Tuesday in August
2009 has taken on added significance for Mike Williamson, with each
passing year extending his personal goal drought.
The thirteenth and most recent strike of the defender's career came for Watford
in a 4-2 Championship success against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground over
four years ago, shortly before his move to Tyneside.
Since then there have been near misses, blocks on the line and strikes against
the goal frame - plus two OGs at the other end (in FA Cup ties at Stevenage and
Brighton) ...but that duck remains resolutely unbroken.
In all competitive matches, it's now 128 games since Willo last got on
the scoresheet - all but two of those coming in the colours of Newcastle.
And counting only Premier League appearances for United, Hull marked the 93rd
barren game that Mike has featured in, extending his lead on previous club
rivals Jose Enrique (85), Alan Smith (52) and Peter Ramage (51).
He's still got some way to go if he's claim the all-time NUFC club record
Bobby Cowell (1943-56) 409
Alf Maitland (1924-30) 163
James Nelson (1930-35) 160
Tony Whitson (1906-19) 146
Dave Davidson (1930-37) 145
Andy McCombie (1904-10) 131
Just like the scenes that greeted Bob Moncur and Frank Clark when they
eventually found the net, Willo's long overdue first goal will be celebrated to
(All stats refer to outfield players only, obviously).
Shola in their sights
Before setting off for friendlies in the USA
ahead of their Brazil World Cup campaign, Nigeria are to play a warm-up game
against Scotland at Fulham's Craven Cottage.
Gordon Strachan's side will face the Super Eagles on Wednesday May 28th and Shola
Ameobi will doubtless hope to win another cap, having scored in a 2-2 draw
with Italy at Craven Cottage back in November.
he got game
Curtis Good (Australia)
Named in the starting XI by coach Ange Postecoglou, the Magpies defender made his senior international bow
in a memorable game against Ecuador at Millwall's New Den.
3-0 up at the break, Australia were reduced to ten men soon after when
their goalkeeper was red carded. Good was replaced on 66 minutes with the
Socceroos holding a 3-2 advantage, but Ecuador ultimately won it 4-3.
Reflecting on his debut, Good said:
"You dream about it
your whole life - itís the absolute highlight of my career. I felt so
confident out there. I thought as a unit we were brilliant but at 3-0, you
should never lose a football match - when you go to 10 men itís always hard.
"Itís just unfortunate
circumstances but weíve got to take positives from it. We were brilliant in
the first half and weíve got to build on that.
"I did something to my hip. Hopefully
itís OK. Personally for me having to come off was disappointing.Ē
20 year-old Curtis became the fourth Newcastle player of the Premier League
era to represent Australia, following on from Mark Viduka, Craig Moore and
Loic Remy, Moussa Sissoko (France) Debuchy
was named in the starting XI for a 2-0 win over the Netherlands in Paris,
being replaced three minutes from time. Remy was introduced from the bench after 67
minutes and Sissoko followed on 81 minutes.
Shane Ferguson (Northern Ireland)
A 0-0 draw with Cyprus in Nicosia saw Fergie introduced as a 73rd minute
substitute by coach Michael O'Neill.
Papiss Cisse (Senegal)
It finished 1-1 against Mali in Paris - Cisse featured but failed to
score, reportedly hitting the bar and missing a further chance set up by
ex-Magpie colleague Demba Ba.
Cheick Tiote (Ivory
A 2-2 draw with Belgium
in Brussels saw the Newcastle midfielder play the full game and collect a 91st
minute yellow card.
Shola Ameobi (Nigeria)
A crowd of 68,000 filled the Georgia Dome in the US city of Atlanta to see
the Super Eagles draw 0-0 with Mexico.
The Magpies striker was an unused substitute.
(The Argentina squad for a friendly against Romania in Bucharest
didn't include Fabricio Coloccini, none of United's Dutch trio were
selected for the French game in Paris and injury saw Rob Elliot withdraw from
the Ireland squad for a kickabout against Serbia in Dublin).
Michael Newberry (Northern Ireland U19)
Tue 04.03.2014 v Switzerland (Belfast) lost 0-3
Thu 06.03.2014 v Switzerland (Dungannon) drew 2-2
Olivier Kemen (France U18s)
Wed 05.03.2014 v Germany (Lubeck) won 3-1
to the Bay
Newcastle confirm that they have agreed to concede home advantage in their Northumberland Senior Cup
semi-final tie against Whitley Bay.
Accordingly, the Seahorses will host United U21s at Hillheads on Monday
March 17th. Kickoff is 7.30pm.
This decision was announced following the Northern League's home game against
Crook Town, Magpies coach Peter Beardsley among those
present for a 1-1 draw.
Last year's finalists Bay last faced United in the Senior Cup at the same
stage in 2010, running out 3-1 winners over a side including Paul Dummett in
front of 774 fans.
The other semi-final sees Ashington face Blyth
Spartans at Woodhorn Lane on Tuesday March 18th (7.30pm).
NB: The rules of this competition dictate that if scores are level after 90
minutes, then a replay is staged.
FSF free fanzine
recent work on ticket price reductions, safe standing and other topics of
interest to travelling fans, the Football Supporters Federation (FSF) have
compiled "away fans matter" - a free PDF newsletter online
PS: The FSF are also running an away fan survey based on attendance at
games during the current season. If you'd like to help, this can be completed online
Toffees date set
Confirmation of a new date for United's Premier League home game against Everton
has now arrived and the Toffees will visit SJP on Tuesday March 25th.
Kick-off is 7.45pm and the game will not be shown on live TV in the UK.
That leaves our fixture list looking like this, with all the games below 3pm
kick-offs, except where indicated:
Sat March 15th Fulham (a)
Sat March 22nd Crystal Palace (h)
Tue March 25th Everton (h) 7.45pm
Sat March 29th Southampton (a)
Sat April 5th Manchester United (h)
Sat April 12th Stoke City (a)
Sat April 19th Swansea City (h)
Mon April 28th Arsenal (a) (8pm)*
Sat May 3rd Cardiff City (h)**
Sun May 11th Liverpool (a)
* on the assumption that
the Gunners don't overturn a 0-2 deficit this Tuesday in the away leg of their
Champions League tie against Bayern Munich.
Were Arsenal did advance, then our Emirates trip would move again, with
scope to be televised on Saturday April 26th or Sunday April 27th -
depending on the fate of other Premier League sides in that competition.
** Still subject to alteration for live TV.
Hull City 1
less than two months in the job, Andy Thorn has been sacked as
Kidderminster Harriers manager after a disastrous run of results by the
Ex-Magpies defender Thorn took charge at Aggborough early in 2014 and earned
praise after his new side were beaten 0-1 by the mackems in the FA Cup.
However a run of just one win in seven league games coupled with a change
of chairman saw Thorn ousted - a 1-5 defeat at a
Cambridge side managed by Toon old boy Richard Money ultimately sealing his
From Abeid to Young...
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Subscriber copies are numbered, feature a personalised
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Saturday 1st March
Number of Newcastle games attended by NUFC.com in 2013/14:
Fixtures, Tickets etc.
The SJP Box Office is currently in the Milburn Stand, a short distance up
the slope from the Sir Bobby Robson Statue.
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 372 1892*
(Open for away ticket sales and enquiries during the above Box Office hours).
* 0044 870 1892 from overseas
Online Box Office is available here
Details of 2014/15 season ticket sales/ prices can be found online
On the opening day of ticket sales, they officially commence at 10am.
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.
SJP season ticket info online here
SJP Stadium seating plan online here
City Centre map (PDF)
Show Racism the Red Card have a free
download of the NUFC team photo in both PDF and jpeg formats online
Tue 11.03.2014 U18s v Chelsea (h) @ SJP, 7.05pm. FA Youth Cup Sixth Round.
Live on Chelsea TV.
Pay at East Stand
turnstiles on the night (season tickets are not valid).
Sat 15.03.2014 U18s v Manchester United (h) @ Little Benton, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Sat 15.03.2014 Fulham
(a) @ Craven Cottage, 3pm. Premier League. SOLD
Mon 17.03.2014 U21s v Whitley Bay (a) @ Hillheads, 7.30pm. Northumberland Senior Cup Semi-Final.
Tue 18.03.2014 U18s v Blackburn Rovers (h) @ Little Benton, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Thu 20.03.2014 Robert Lee talk-in
@ Stormont Main Club, Wrekenton. Tickets
£12 (including curry & rice). Proceeds to Wrekenton Nou Camp JFC.
Bookings: via Keith Simpson on 07930 485952.
21.03.2014 U21s v Liverpool (a) @ Anfield, 7pm. U21 Premier League.
Sat 22.03.2014 U18s v smoggies (a) @ Hurworth, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 22.03.2014 Crystal Palace (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. Public sale
Tue 25.03.2014 Everton (h)
@ SJP, 7.45pm. Premier League. Public
sale now (online), Thu 13.03.2014 (by phone/in person).
26.03.2014 U21s v Manchester United (h) @ Whitley Park,
7pm. U21 Premier League.
29.03.2014 U18s v Leicester City (h) @ Little Benton, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Sat 29.03.2014 Southampton (a)
@ St. Mary's Stadium, 3pm. Premier League. Member
sale now, £37 adults,
£33 OAPs /17-21 years, £22 U17s, £12 U11s.
31.03.2014 U21s v Stoke City (h) @ Whitley Park,
1pm. U21 Premier League.
Sat 05.04.2014 U18s v Arsenal (a) @ Arsenal Training Centre, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 05.04.2014 Manchester United (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. Ticket
Sat 05.04.2014 U21s v Southampton (a)
@ St. Mary's Stadium, 3pm. U21 Premier League.
Thu 10.04.2014 U21s v Arsenal (h) @ Whitley Park, 1pm. U21 Premier League.
Note new date.
12.04.2014 U18s v Chelsea (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 12.04.2014 Stoke City (a)
@ Britannia Stadium, 3pm. Premier League. Ticket
Mon 14.04.2014 U21s v Manchester City (h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm. U21 Premier League.
Tue 15.04.2014 U18s v
smoggies (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 19.04.2014 Swansea City (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. Ticket
Ongoing: Toon Times exhibition @
Discovery Museum, Blandford
Square, Newcastle NE1 4JA. Free entry. (runs until 05.10.2014)
Hong Kong Soccer 7s:
Fri 23.05.2014 to Sun 25.05,2014.
Northern Ireland Milk Cup:
Sunday 27.07.2014 to
is the public face of the Newcastle United Travel Plan, aimed to help fans attend games using the most efficient and
sustainable methods available.
Confirmed NUFC UK live TV coverage:
(up to and including 28.04.2014)
NUFC Live on Sky Sports:
Mon 28.04.2014 Arsenal (a) 8pm
NUFC Live on BT:
None currently scheduled
FC are offering a £5 saving on Conference Premier League
home games for NUFC season ticket holders this season.
On production of their ST card, fans pay £9 for adult admission while
an adult and junior can attend for £11 via an existing offer allowing
accompanied U16s entry for £2.
(all 3pm KO
Sat 22.03.2014 Lincoln City
Sat 29.03.2014 Braintree Town
Sat 05.04.2014 Tamworth
Fri 18.04.2014 Southport
Sat 26.04.2014 Cambridge United (5.30pm)
Thu 29.05.2014 @ Village Hotel, North Tyneside. Fairs Cup 45th
anniversary dinner £45 on sale now. Further details/bookings via Bill Bruce on 07753 573613.
Live Music @ SJP:
Kings of Leon + support acts tbc. Tickets on public sale
Rugby Union World
Cup @ SJP:
The 20 team event runs from 18.09.2015 to 31.10.2015 with three games at SJP:
Sat 03.10.2015 South Africa v Scotland
Fri 09.10.2015 New Zealand v Tonga
Sat 10.10.2015 Samoa v Scotland
ticket sales in five batches:
01.01.2014 Traveling Fan Packages
01.02.2014 Hospitality Packages
05.2014/06.2014 via Rugby Clubs
To members of rugby clubs in England
09.2014 General sale
General sale to the public via a ballot
11.2014/12.2014 General sale
First come, first served basis for any left
International Magpies |
National Service |
Future international dates:
27.05.2014 France v Norway (Paris)
28.05.2014 Scotland v Nigeria (Fulham)
30.05.2014 Bosnia v Ivory Coast (tbc)
01.06.2014 France v Paraguay (Nice)
03.06.2014 Greece v Nigeria (Chester)
04.06.2014 Argentina v T & T (Rosario)
04.06.2014 El Salvador v I'Coast (Frisco)
07.06.2014 Arg v Slovenia (Buenos Aires)
07.06.2014 USA v Nigeria (Jacksonville)
08.06.2014 France v Jamaica (Lille)
A: Brazil, Mexico, Croatia, Cameroon
B: Spain, Chile, Australia, Netherlands
C: Colombia, Greece, Ivory Coast, Japan
D: Uruguay, England, Costa Rica, Italy
E: Switzerland, Ecuador, France, Honduras
F: Argentina, Bosnia, Iran, Nigeria
G: Germany, Ghana, Portugal, USA
H: Belgium, Algeria, Russia, South Korea
(Nations in bold expected to have NUFC involvement in their squads)
The way international matches are scheduled is changing, as UEFA confirm:
The Week of Football means matches take place over six days from Thursday
to Tuesday. Kick-off times will be set largely at 18.00CET and 20.45CET on
Saturdays and Sundays and at 20.45CET for Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays and
On double-header match weeks, teams will play on Thursday and Sunday, Friday
and Monday or Saturday and Tuesday.
2014/15 match dates :
2015/16 match dates:
Thu,Fri,Sat 12,13,14.11.2015 (playoff 1)
Sun,Mon,Tue 15,16,17.11.2015 (playoff 2)
Coxy's Cockup Corner |
Whoops, He did it Again... |
From the Daily Mail:
were generous to a fault, even into injury-time, when substitute Ryan
Gosling and Paul Dummett combined to present Anita with his first Premier
than an assist, surely he should have been nominated for a best supporting
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
On This Day in History
Born Or Died:
Pavel Srnicek born, Ostrava, Czech
Republic. (1991-98 & 2006)
One of a small number of players to win a permanent contract and become a
first team regular after turning up on trial at United.
Arriving in January 1991 initially for a
month, Srnicek appeared for the reserve side and was then signed at a cost of £350K from
hometown side Banik Ostrava.
Former soldier Pav had begun his playing career with army sides Dukla
Tabor and Dukla Prague and was capped at U21 level.
Although signed by Jim Smith, Srnicek's first team debut came for
newly-appointed boss Ossie Ardiles, in a 1-0 home victory over Sheffield
Wednesday in April 1991.
Becoming a popular figure with fans and players alike, Pav was to remain
at SJP and played under both Kevin
Keegan and Kenny Dalglish for the following six seasons.
His time in Toon drew to a close though in the 1997/98 season following
the arrival of Shay Given and Pav had just one senior outing, at home to
Blackburn Rovers when Given was away on international duty.
Confined to a non-playing substitute role thereafter, he lost out to
Shaka Hislop for the bench spot at Wembley in the FA Cup Final defeat
that year (he did appear for United in the Charity Shield at that
A brief return to Banik was followed by spells at Sheffield Wednesday,
Italian sides Brescia and Cosenza, then back in the UK with Portsmouth
and West Ham - always well -received when playing against Newcastle.
Leaving Upton Park in 2004, Srnicek had an unsuccessful trial at
Coventry before moving to Portugal with Beira Mar.
And it was a case of "Pavel is a Geordie" again in
October 2006 when injuries to Tim Krul, Shay Given and Steve Harper
caused then-boss Glenn Roeder to bring the free agent back to SJP on a short-term
Pav duly made his
150th league appearance for Newcastle - some nine years after the 149th -
when appearing as substitute for the last three
minutes of the 3-1 home victory over Spurs just before Christmas
He then made a full appearance in the next
game away at Bolton on Boxing Day, but was involved in a mix-up with Peter Ramage that
unfortunately led to the Trotters equalising.
Pav remained at SJP for the rest of the season but wasn't called upon
again for first team duty (although he did appear twice for the reserve
After a short spell as a freelance goalkeeping coach in the North East, Srnicek
returned to the Czech Republic and became involved in youth coaching back at
January 2012 then saw him appointed as the goalkeeping coach at Sparta Prague,
earning a great ovation when returning to SJP in September 2013 to
feature in the Steve Harper testimonial match.
1894 Walsall Town Swifts (h) |
The second goal was United's first ever goal from the penalty spot.
1900 Aston Villa (h)
Peddie 2, A.Gardner
1902 Wolves (a)
1906 Birmingham (a)
FA Cup 4th Round
1909 sunderland (a)
FA Cup 4th Round Replay
Not for the last time, the Roker administration were criticised for
doubling ground admission prices to rip off travelling supporters and
locals alike. Happily, they were well beaten.
1915 Middlesbrough (h)
Debut for Richard McGough, at centre half. Unfortunately another
victim of the Great War. Fellow newcomer John Soulsby also served in
France and returned to play for in the Football League for Ashington.
1923 Blackburn Rovers (a)
1928 Aston Villa (h)
Wildly varying weather (snow, rain,
sunshine) and a 4-0 lead
for United within the first half hour. The visitors hit back to make it 4-2 before United hit three
more. Even then, Villa hit three late goals to make it 7-5, this after
losing their goalkeeper through injury.
1934 Chelsea (h)
SJP hosted a friendly fixture between Army and RAF representative sides, which
ended in a 0-0 draw.
The game was played to aid the Army Benevolent
Funds, with over 51,000 fans turning up in support.
1951 Wolves (n)
FA Cup Semi Final
This tie at the neutral venue of Hillsborough got off to a
flying start, with both sides having goal efforts disallowed in the first five minutes
(Milburn for United and Swinbourne for the Wolves).
United went on to win the replay 2-1, staged four days later at Leeds Road,
footage is online here
1956 Aston Villa (h)
McParland, Pace, Dixon
Bill Curry scored for the fourth successive league game, but Villa completed the double over United, having won 3-0 at Villa Park the previous
Brighton & Hove
United's first-ever competitive visit to what was a sodden Goldstone Ground
saw them ease past the soon-to-be-relegated Seagulls.
1973 Stoke City (h)
Alan Kennedy made his senior debut as Supermac grabbed the only goal
of the game, chesting down a left wing cross from Stewart Barrowclough
before hammering the ball past Potters 'keeper John Farmer in the
Cardiff City (a)
No joy at Ninian Park for Bill McGarry's side, who were beaten for the sixth
successive away game in League and FA Cup.
1984 Chelsea (h)
A pulsating game saw former Darlington player Speedie shoot past Kevin Carr
at the Leazes End, only for Terry McDermott to level after an instinctive
backheel from Kevin Keegan played him in.
footage is online here
1988 Morton (a)
Faced with a free weekend due to scheduled opponents Watford being
in FA Cup action, United arranged a midweek visit to Cappielow for a
friendly against the then-SPL side.
Hornets 'keeper Tony Coton was at the centre of much controversy,
looking to have retrieved a Mick Quinn effort after it had crossed his line.
However, the myopic linesman wasn't up with play
and failed to indicate a legitimate goal, which would have brought a
fourth successive victory for Jim Smith's side.
1992 Cambridge United (a) 2-0 (2-0)
The third-placed U's could have gone top had they won this, but after
an awful 0-1 home loss to Brighton the previous Saturday, the side made
amends to claim three vital points.
footage is online here
1993 Charlton Athletic (h)
Kevin Keegan handed debuts to his twin signings of Scott Sellars and Mark
Robinson, as United looked to build on the previous Saturday's 5-1
trouncing of Brentford at SJP.
Things look promising when Lee netted against his old club
within a minute, but Garry Nelson and Carl Leaburn ensured honours ended
footage is online here
Gillespie(71), Asprilla(87), Barton(88)
They said it couldn't happen again but for the second successive
season, United fell by the odd goal in seven at Anfield with the winner coming in the last
Those present at both failed to share in the delight
of Sky and the rest of the nation, while an alleged Toon fan
that threw his shirt at Kenny Dalglish on the touchline as we went 0-3 down in an appalling first
half, didn't seem too impressed either....
footage is online here
1998 Newcastle completed the
signing of Greek international central defender
Nicos Dabizas from Olympiakos for a fee of £2m.
Nottingham Forest (a) 2-1 (1-1)
Our favourite Stockton Lardarse official (Jeff Winter) gave us a
penalty that no-one else had spotted.
However, TV replays showed that
Richard Gough had tugged Alan Shearer's shirt and Shearer gratefully
dispatched the spot kick.
Forest's Gateshead-born winger Steve Stone then crossed for Dougie
Freedman to head home within seconds of the restart.
Gough then limped off for the home side, who were reduced to ten men
just five minutes into the second half, when Mathieu Louis-Jean bundled
over Didier Domi.
Having struck a post from distance, United midfielder Didi Hamann then
cracked a 35 yard
thunderbolt that was still rising as it whizzed past Mark Crossley.
2003 A crowd of
1,138 were at Kingston Park for a 1-1 draw against Liverpool Reserves.
Stephen Warnock put the Reds ahead in the first half, but a neat
finish from Andy
Ferrell near the end salvaged a point.
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reserves lost their grip on the
Northumberland Senior Cup in spectacular fashion with a 0-4 thumping at the Dr. Pit Welfare ground by Bedlington Terriers.
James Lang did the damage with
two early goals, before former Magpie trainee John Milner made it 3-0
early in the second half. Martin
Brittain then put through his own goal in the closing minutes of
United had to play the last 10
minutes a player short after Carl Finnigan left the field with all
three subs already used.
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(Greece) (a) 3-1 (2-1)
UEFA Cup 4th Round
Shearer(12pen), Robert(34), Kluivert(69)
An amazing night in Athens as United scored three times against Olympiakos who had won all of
their previous European games without conceding.
And for most of the game Newcastle faced
just nine men with the Greeks having Grigoris Georgatos and
Ieroklis Stoltidis red-carded in an eventful first half which also saw
a penalty for either side.
Away fans rubbed salt into
the wounds of the home support at full time by singing "Happy
Birthday" on what should have been an 80th anniversary
celebration for their club.
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footage is online here
Newcastle's U18s kept their
hopes of a FA Youth Cup final appearance just about alive, following a
2-4 home loss to
Liverpool in the first leg of their semi-final.
Twice being three
goals behind at SJP, United fought back in a game that was a reverse of the
first team's UEFA Cup win over AZ Alkmaar game at SJP just a few days earlier.
Midfielder Charlie Barnett put the Reds ahead and was return to United on
trial the following pre-season. The Magpies netted through Andy Carroll
and an own goal.
A 3-1 win over
Blackburn Rovers at Morecambe's
Christie Park gave United's reserve side back to back victories for
the first time that season. Scorers were Wesley Baheng, Andy Carroll and
reserves were denied what would have been a fourth consecutive league
win by a late defensive lapse, as they were held 1-1 by their Hull
Mark Doninger had put the Magpies ahead on
their first visit to the Church Road ground of non-league side North
Stoke City (h)
United came from behind to claim victory in their third successive home league
game, League debutant Adam Campbell and Sylvain Marveaux setting up
Papiss Cisse to smash home his ninth goal of the season in second half
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