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Remy Cabella grabbed his fourth Ligue 1 goal of the season on Sunday to
bring Olympique Marseille level at home to Paris Saint Germain.
The 25 year-old struck a low effort from outside the box that eluded 'keeper
Kevin Trapp. However the league leaders retook the lead after the break and
recorded a 2-1 victory in the South of France.
Cabella's goal online here
Serb settles nerves
Newcastle 1 West
climbed out of the bottom three after a nervy but priceless home win on
Saturday afternoon - thanks to an all-too-rare Aleksandar Mitrovic goal.
The Serbian notched his fifth of the season just after the half hour mark of
a game that United dominated from start to finish but just couldn't make safe.
Mitrovic ran on to Jonjo Shelvey's pass and tucked a shot past Ben Foster at
the Leazes End, soon after Cheick Tiote saw a rasper chalked off in similar
fashion to his effort
against Manchester City in 2014.
Under pressure to provide both a display and result following Wednesday's
capitulation at Everton, Steve McClaren was forced into reshaping his defence
by Paul Dummett and Chancel Mbemba's absence plus a one match ban for Jamaal
With Jack Colback also unavailable, Rolando Aarons retained his place at left
back and there was first outing for Steven Taylor since back in August.
In truth though, almost any defensive line-up would have been untroubled by an
abysmal Albion display similar to our own toothless showing at Goodison.
Bizarrely touted for the Newcastle job by a national newspaper this week, the
negative tactics of Tony Pulis in playing Victor Anichebe as a lone forward
prompted the travelling support to give their own verdict: "sh*t
football my lord, sh*t football"...
The half time introduction of a portly Saido Berahino made no difference, raising
questions as to whether this really was the same bloke we bid ££££
for just last week.
However, the Albion striker almost made his mark at St. James' Park in the
closing moments, ghosting into a shooting position inside the area as fellow
substitute Salomon Rondon advanced down the right flank.
Thankfully though, his poor pass to Berahino was intercepted by Daryl Janmaat,
ending any faint hopes Albion had of sneaking an underserved point and
ensuring under-used Rob Elliot kept a clean sheet.
United looked lively from the off in similar fashion to their last home game
against West Ham, barely a minute played when Gini Wijnaldum chested the ball
down in the box almost creating a shooting chance.
Home debutant Townsend had a curling shot saved soon later, before a golden
chance for Mitrovic to open the scoring went begging when he blasted a snap
shot off Foster from barely a yard away.
Jonjo Shelvey's effort from distance was saved by Foster before Janmaat's
blocked shot fell into the path of Tiote - who let fly from outside the box so
quickly that none of the crowd had time to encourage him.
That flew past Foster and saw the delighted Ivorian celebrate in front of the
home dugout - only for it quickly to become apparent that protests from the
visiting players saw referee Lee Mason consult the linesman patrolling the
East Stand touchline.
After a short pause, Tiote's "goal" was duly disallowed due to the
presence of Mitrovic in the box, standing well offside and in the eyeline of
Minutes later United went ahead when Shelvey's perfect ball saw
Mitrovic through on goal and when Foster charged out, the striker stroked
the ball home to relieve the pressure on him and his colleagues.
Townsend almost capped an industrious home debut with a second half goal, but
his curling shot hit the Gallowgate goalpost and rebounded to safety.
Wijnaldum headed over the bar, Mitrovic found Foster with a header when
unmarked and he, Moussa Sissoko and Shelvey all went close but couldn't
score that vital second goal to relieve the increasing tension.
An anxious added six minutes was endured (in part due to the continued
time-wasting of Elliot) before the whistle blew and United recorded back-to-back home wins for the first time since December 2014.
Warming up on the touchline to no avail was new boy
Saydou Doumbia, who had expected to come on but saw Ayoze Perez preferred as
United failed to add to their single goal advantage.
Also named on the bench for the first time due to the unavailability of a
dozen players were U21 trio Dan Barlaser, Callum Williams and Liam Gibson -
whose call-ups came too late to be included in the squad printed in the
Messrs Tayor, Tiote, Aarons Janmaat, Mitrovic and
Townsend all put in decent shifts in a much-improved all-round display. That
upturn was was aided by Albions' lack of fight, save for the
habitual nastiness of abused ex-mackems James McLean and Craig Gardner plus
pantomime villain, Jonas Olsson.
If the race to survive comes down to goal difference and we perish, this game
will be exhibit A in terms of missed chances, but a much-needed semblance of
home form is emerging - three wins, two draws and just one loss in our last
six. Lord knows we need it.
The danger though remains that we allow ourselves to be lulled into a false
sense of security and stroll out at Stamford Bridge next Saturday believing
This wasn't a complete performance, just an improved one aided by the bloody
awful opposition. Hanging on for a win in the 96th minute shouldn't be cause
for much celebration - only relief.
The win took United to 17th, swapping places with a Norwich side who lost
their fifth successive league game when going down at Aston Villa.
The Canaries join Villa and the mackems in the drop zone, while we gained
ground on a Swansea side who drew - but are now unbeaten in four games - and
Bournemouth, beaten 0-2 by Arsenal on Sunday.
Tumbling towards the trapdoor though are West Brom themselves, without a win
in five league games and a banana skin of an FA Cup tie at Peterborough to
The more the merrier - and that includes England's manager in waiting at
Palace, now winless in eight.
League - bottom half:
Team: Elliot, Janmaat, Taylor, Coloccini, Aarons, Townsend (Perez 88),
Shelvey (Saivet 90), Tiote, Sissoko, Wijnaldum, Mitrovic.
Subs n/u: Darlow, Gibson, Williams, Barlaser, Doumbia.
Goal: Mitrovic 32.
Foster, Olsson, Chester, Yacob, Gardner (Pritchard 46), Anichebe (Rondon 74),
McClean, McAuley, Fletcher, Dawson, Sandro (Berahino 46).
Subs n/u: Myhill, Pocognoli, Lambert, Sessegnon.
Booked: McAuley, Olsson, Chester.
including 1,250 boing-less Baggies.
Sadly missing from his
seat in the East Stand after passing away on Friday was Murray Thompson,
a staunch Magpie follower across eight decades since his first visit to SJP
in the 1940s.
A season ticket holder, Murray was also a regular in the Labour Club before
and after home matches. Our condolences go to son Neale, family and friends.
After the game McClaren said:
first five minutes today, you could see we were really up for this game. For
95 minutes we were relentless in attack, and we should have scored more.
"As a manager you do worry as the
game goes on, but you just have to sit down and pray it's just your day.
"Townsend will get better and better,
the fitter he gets. When he picks up the ball he's so dangerous. He is so
positive and deserved a goal. That was good, and we had a number of heroes
"We knew that if we won today we'd be
out of the bottom three. Now we'll get players fit over the next few weeks,
and I hope we'll get better, stronger, as the season concludes.
"The players have been great - good,
attacking football. We've shown what this team is capable of doing, and it's
all about doing that consistently.
feel better tomorrow. It’s more relief because the last 10 minutes, you
always worry when it's 1-0.
"We said at half-time we needed a second goal and when it doesn't come, you
"But we created enough – it shouldn't have been close in the last 10
minutes. It was, we kept our nerve and held on, and I think we deserved the three
"It was a
great reaction from the team and just what we needed.
"People over-react a lot. I would say four or five times I have genuinely
come in after and been honest and said, 'That’s unacceptable and not good
"The other times, and especially here, we have played good football,
attacking football, the crowd has been fantastic and they have been great
atmospheres and great games. We have got to continue that.
"We have got to improve our away form and show
that kind of character away from home, be tough to beat, keep clean sheets,
but playing the attacking football that we do.
On the returning Steven Taylor:
“He’s had one game at sunderland (a
behind closed doors kickabout), 60, 70 minutes – and I am so pleased we
got him 60, 70 minutes at sunderland, I will reiterate that.
“Players got minutes and if he hadn’t,
he wouldn’t have been able to perform like that.
"He’s been excellent in training,
he got through the cramp in the last 15 minutes and we will strap him up and
get him out there again.
"The heroes today were the likes of
Steven Taylor, Cheick Tiote and Rolando Aarons, who we threw in really and
were probably not ready, but they got through it.”
“The crowd were
absolutely wonderful for them, that really pushed them on, but we just weren’t
at the race right from the beginning.
“I think they’ve got good players -
you look at what they’ve recruited and what they’ve brought in, I think
they’re good players.
“It’s just they most probably need the
same as everybody else in this league - they need a bit of luck and things to
go for you.
“They didn’t need it (today) because
they were better than us.
“I’ve been at the club for just over a
year now and that’s most probably the most-disappointing away performance we’ve
“The best way of describing it is that
we were in a boxing match and we shadow-boxed for 90-odd minutes.
“We never got close to them. Newcastle
were just better all over the pitch, it was just the last 10 minutes really we
got up the pitch and created opportunities, and even then we don’t make the
goalkeeper make saves."
Mason - The Lancashire lad had presided over two 1-0 away wins involving
us this season; our single goal success at Bournemouth and
Everton's late sickener at Gallowgate.
This time it was a single goal home success.
could have been excused for feeling out of place, with only three
of the starting XI for his previous appearance (away to Manchester United in
August) surviving in today's lineup.
They were messrs Coloccini, Wijnaldum and Mitrovic, while Tiote, Aarons and
Perez featured in both games and Darlow was an unused substitute each time.
Falling by the wayside though were Krul, Haidara, Mbemba, Colback, Anita,
Obertan, Thauvin, Cisse, Williamson and De Jong.
Today's appearance meant that United's number 27 has appeared for the
Magpies in thirteen successive calendar years since his debut in March
collected a first clean sheet in ten league and cup outings, since a 2-0
home victory over Liverpool back in November.
West Brom failed to net at SJP for the first time in eight games and
only the second time in their last sixteen visits to Gallowgate in all
Baggies in Toon - Premier League:
2015/16 won 1-0 Mitrovic
2014/15 drew 1-1 Perez
2013/14 won 2-1 Gouffran, Sissoko
2012/13 won 2-1 Ba, Cisse
2011/12 lost 2-3 Ba 2
2010/11 drew 3-3 S.Taylor, Lovenkrands, OG
2009/10 drew 2-2 Guthrie, Lovenkrands
2008/09 won 2-1 Barton(pen), Martins
2005/06 won 3-0 Solano, Ameobi 2(1pen)
2004/05 won 3-1 Kluivert, Milner, Shearer
2003/04 lost 1-2 Robert (LC)
2002/03 won 2-1 Shearer 2
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Newcastle U18s 0 Everton U18s 8 (EIGHT)
U18s returned to home action for the first time in 2016 on Saturday - and
ended up on the wrong end of their heaviest defeat in seventeen seasons of
Premier Youth League participation.
Just seven minutes were on the clock at a damp Little Benton when United defender Owen Bailey tripped
visiting striker Shayne Lavery outside the box and received a straight red card.
And from the resultant free kick, Anthony Evans curled a right footed effort
over the wall and into the corner of Ben Smith's goal to put the Toffees
Inevitably the visitors pressed on in search of further goals and after
missing numerous chances, doubling their lead in the 43rd minute when Evans
turned provider for Lavery to lob the advancing Smith.
The visitors went goal crazy after the break. Spencer Myers made it 0-3
after 63 minutes from close range and the fourth followed two minutes later
when Lavery grabbed his second.
Morgan Feeney got the fifth in the 76th minute from a corner and Lavery
completed his hat-trick by firing home via a post in the 83rd minute.
Evans swept the ball in with four minutes remaining and the scoring was rounded off in added time when Evans
completed his treble to make it 0-8.
There's not much respite for Dave Watson's lads though, hosting league leaders
Manchester City at Little Benton next Saturday. The first meeting of the sides
this season ended 6-1 to City.
Team: B.Smith, Todd, Le.Gibson (Aziakonou 75), Donaghey, Pollock,
Bailey, Spooner (Long 84), Aplin, Allan, Owusu, Lowther (Kitchen 46).
Subs n/u: Johnson, Harker.
Sent off: Bailey
A new name for United was Dave Owusu - claimed to be a trialist from the London area.
We think he's a
striker who played for the Loughborough University side and has also been at
Heaviest U18 defeats:
2000/01 Boro (h) lost 1-7
2002/03 Derby County (a) lost 0-6
2012/13 Manchester United (h) lost 1-7
2012/13 mackems (h) lost 1-6
2013/14 Manchester City (h) lost 0-6
2015/16 Manchester City (a) lost 1-6
2015/16 Everton (h) lost 0-8
The leagues reform for a playoff
competition later this month, when the two 12 team divisions combine into
three eight team leagues made up of the 1st-4th, 5-8th & 9-12th place
finishers in each division.
Each club then plays the other seven teams in their new
league once - home or away. As things stand, Newcastle can look forward to
games against Derby County, Stoke City, Manchester United, Brighton, Norwich
City, Southampton and Swansea City.
United's remaining regular games are as follows:
Sat 13.02.2016 Manchester City (h) 11am
Tue 16.02.2016 U18s v mackems (a) 1pm
Newcastle's enforced 18 day idleness after their
next two games may actually be well-timed, with news on Friday that Chancel
Mbemba is set to be missing with an ankle problem for at least a
The DR Congo international was forced off the field before half time at
Goodison Park on Wednesday night, with confirmation coming afterwards that
he'd been struggling with the injury in the run up to the game.
It's reported that Mbemba will travel to Belgium next week for a second
opinion on the severity of his ailment, while Paul Dummett also misses out on
Saturday with a hamstring problem.
Receiving an early 65th birthday present from author Martin Hardy is one Joseph
Kevin Keegan, now the proud owner of a copy of "Touching
There's still time order an author-signed copy of Martin's excellent chronicle of United's
1995/96 season for the special price of £15 post free in the UK.
Order online here
or email email@example.com for
other payment methods. Overseas delivery can also be arranged at cost.
head to Toon
Next up for United's U21s on Monday night is a home game
against a Stoke City side who beat them 0-3 before Christmas in a game
staged at Macclesfield.
Note that this game now goes ahead at St.
James' Park, not Whitley Park as previously advertised.
Kick-off remains 7pm and the game is open to the public, with access
available to the East Stand. Season ticket holders and members get in free,
otherwise it's £3 adults and £1 concessions.
PS: Swansea City have confirmed a change of venue for their U21
home game against United in April.
Previously scheduled for their Landore training ground, this will now be
staged at the Liberty Stadium on Monday April 4th with a 7pm
Gilly goal glee!
Alex Gilliead/Macaulay Gillesphey
Alex celebrated signing his new two year
contract at Newcastle by netting the second goal of a 2-0 win over
Accrington Stanley on Saturday afternoon.
The fourth goal of a loan spell at the League Two Cumbrians came on his 22nd
appearance, starting before being subbed in the 78th minute.
Macaulay came off the bench to replace the injured Michael Raynes after 16 minutes
at Brunton Park.
Adam Armstrong/Gael Bigirimana
A 1-1 draw at Port Vale in League One on Sunday saw Arma complete 90
minutes without finding the net, but there was no place in the squad at all
Remy Cabella/Florian Thauvin
Despite Cabella netting a fine goal,
Ligue 1 leaders PSG won 2-1 at Marseille on Sunday. Remy completed the full
90 minutes but Thauvin was suspended after his midweek red card.
Sammy Ameobi (Cardiff City):
Sammy started and was subbed in the 78th minute of a goalless
home draw with MK Dons in the Championship on Saturday.
Haris Vuckic (Wigan Athletic):
Haris remained on the bench as the Latics won 2-0 at Sheffield United in League One
Kyle Cameron, Lubo Satka (York City):
A 0-2 loss at Northampton Town in League Two
on Saturday saw Kyle play the full game and Lubo come off the
bench on 58 minutes for his City debut.
Brendan Pearson (Gateshead):
Brendan looked on from the bench as the 'Heed
saw off AFC Fylde 1-0
at home to progress into the quarter-finals of the FA Trophy on Saturday.
Saturday saw two local sides continue their challenge for national non-league
silverware - but a third fell by the wayside in heart-breaking circumstances.
Beginning with the FA Trophy and a 1-0 home win for Gateshead
over AFC Fylde gave the Tynesiders a place in Monday's Quarter Final draw -
although just three of the eight Third Round ties are
FA Trophy - Third Round:
Dover Athletic 2-2 Guiseley
Gateshead 1-0 AFC Fylde
Grimsby Town 3-0 Havant & Waterlooville
FC Halifax Town P-P Chester
Nantwich Town P-P Stourbridge
Sutton United 0-0 Bognor Regis Town
Torquay United P-P Macclesfield Town
Woking 1-0 Oxford City
All replays and postponed games are scheduled to be played on Tue Feb 9th.
Quarter Final ties are scheduled for Sat Feb 27th.
Moving on to the FA Vase and while Morpeth Town progressed to
the last eight of the competition after winning 2-1 at Berkhamsted, Dunston
UTS weren't quite so fortunate.
2-0 up at home in a replay, they had a man sent off during a second half in
which they conceded twice - losing 2-3 after scoring an own goal in added
FA Vase - Quarter Final:
(ties to be played on Sat Feb 20)
Hereford v Camberley Town
Salisbury v Ashford United
Morpeth Town v Bristol Manor Farm
Ipswich Wanderers or Bowes & Pitsea v Kidlington
(Ipswich v Bowes now Feb 9th)
Both finals are scheduled to be played at Wembley Stadium on the same
day - Sunday May 22nd.
now an epidemic
Everton 3 Newcastle 0
report is online here
25 man squad for the remainder of the current season has been published and
shows four changes from that submitted last September:
In: Doumbia, Saivet, Shelvey, Townsend
Out: Bigirimana, Good, Thauvin, Williamson
Constant: Anita, Cisse, Colback, Coloccini, Darlow, De Jong, Dummett,
Elliot, Gouffran, Haidara, Janmaat, Krul, Lascelles, Marveaux, Obertan, Perez,
Riviere, Sissoko, Taylor, Tiote, Wijnaldum.
In addition to the 25 names, an unlimited number of players born after Jan
1st 1994 can also feature in Premier League games. United have submitted a list
with 49 names, including the following who have featured in first team squads
Aarons, Armstrong, Barlaser, Gibson, Mbabu, Mbemba, Mitrovic, Roberts, Satka,
Sterry, Toney, Williams, Woodman.
That leaves the following players still contracted to United but not eligible
to play in any circumstances:
Ameobi, Bigirimana, Cabella, Good, Thauvin, Vuckic.
England's Euro 2016 campaign continues and there are further indications that
Roy Hodgson's team will play a warm-up game in the North East.
Seeking to emulate the tournament conditions they'll experience in France,
England are looking at a trio of home friendlies: one game in the North East,
one in the North West and then one at Wembley.
It's now claimed that either Newcastle or the mackems will host Australia on or
around May 27th, with the Telegraph tipping wearside as the more likely
England's most recent visits to Gallowgate came in the 2004/05 season, when
they defeated Ukraine 3-0 in a friendly and Azerbaijan 2-0 in a World Cup
Midfielder Cheick Tiote
remains at SJP after his failed move to Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua last
month - but there's still time for a revived deal to go through.
That's because the transfer window for the Chinese Super League remains open
until late February.
The 29 year-old Ivorian is under contract at SJP until 2017 and made a
successful return to the side in Saturday's 1-0 home victory over West Brom.
Reports in France on Monday claimed that Olympique Marseille had completed the
necessary paperwork to convert Remy Cabella's loan move from Newcastle
into a permanent transfer.
However there's been no formal confirmation from either club as yet over the
current status of the 25 year-old midfielder who has made 26 appearances in
all competitions for OM to date, scoring four times.
final trek to London this season sees them heading to Stamford Bridge on
Saturday for a 5.30pm kickoff that's live on Sky Sports.
All away section tickets have been sold.
Lascelles is available after suspension.
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at least £10 here
Power price Newcastle
@ 7/1 for the win.
CFC: The Blues lost the
services of Kurt Zouma during Sunday's 1-1 home draw with Manchester United,
the French defender departing on a stretcher.
Toon @ Stamford Bridge: Premier League era:
2014/15: Lost 0-2
2013/14: Lost 0-3
2012/13: Lost 0-2
2011/12: Won 2-0 Cisse 2
2010/11: Drew 2-2 Gutierrez, S.Taylor
2010/11: Won 4-3 Ranger, R.Taylor, Ameobi 2 (LC)
2008/09: Drew 0-0
2007/08: Lost 1-2 Butt
2006/07: Lost 0-1
2005/06: Lost 0-1 (FAC)
2005/06: Lost 0-3
2004/05: Lost 0-4
2003/04: Lost 0-5
2002/03: Lost 0-3
2001/02: Lost 0-1 (LC)
2001/02: Drew 1-1 Acuna
2000/01: Lost 1-3 Bassedas
1999/00: Lost 0-1
1998/99: Drew 1-1 Andersson
1997/98: Lost 0-1
1996/97: Drew 1-1 Shearer
1995/96: Drew 1-1 Ferdinand (FAC)
1995/96: Lost 0-1
1994/95: Drew 1-1 Hottiger
1993/94: Lost 0-1
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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 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
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Mon 08.02.2016 U21s v Stoke City (h)@
SJP, 7pm. U21 Premier League.
Note new venue.
Sat 13.02.2016 U18s v Manchester
City (h)@ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Note new date.
Sat 13.02.2016 Chelsea (a) @
Stamford Bridge, 5.30pm. Premier
League. SOLD OUT.
16.02.2016 U18s v mackems (a)@ academy of plight, 1pm. U18 Premier
League. Note further new date.
Mon 22.02.2016 U21s v Fulham
(h)@ Whitley Park, 1pm. U21 Premier
Sat 27.02.2016 U18s v team tbc (?) @ venue tbc, KO tbc U18
Premier League Merit Group Round 1.
Mon 29.02.2016 U21s v Brighton and Hove
Albion (a) @
Training Ground, 1pm. U21 Premier League. Pre-booked
home ST holders only are permitted access.
Wed 02.03.2016 Stoke City (a) @
Britannia Stadium, 7.45pm. Premier
League. ST holder sale now, 0 points. Adults £20,
OAPs £10, U17s £5.
Fri 04.03.2016 U21s v Arsenal
Emirates Stadium, 7pm. U21 Premier League.
Sat 05.03.2016 U18s v team tbc (?) @ venue tbc, KO tbc U18
Premier League Merit Group Round 2.
Bournemouth (h) @
SJP, 3pm. Premier League. Ticket details
Fri 11.03.2016 U21s v West Ham (h) @
SJP, 7pm. U21 Premier League.
Sat 12.03.2016 U18s v team tbc (?) @ venue tbc, KO tbc U18
Premier League Merit Group Round 3.
Mon 14.03.2016 Leicester City (a) @
King Power Stadium, 8pm. Premier
League. ST holder sale now, 0 points. Member
sale from Fri 12.02.2016 (if any). Adults
65 and over, 18-21s £31, 12-17s £25, 8-11s £9, U8s £7. Live
Sat 19.03.2016 U18s v team tbc (?) @ venue tbc, KO tbc U18
Premier League Merit Group Round 4.
Sun 20.03.2016 ,mackems (h) @
SJP, 1.30pm. Premier League. Ticket details
Metro line closures 2016:
Tynemouth to Shiremoor both ways from Sat 19.03.2016 to Sat 02.04.2016
(including NUFC v SAFC on Sun 20.03).
services will operate.
2. Section of track tbc both ways from Sat 23.07.2016 to Sat
Celtic are offering
half price admission to Northern League First Division home games for
NUFC ST holders - meaning that adult entry is just £3.
Their Whitley Park home
is in Benton, NE12 9FA and accompanied U16s get in free.
Upcoming home League games:
Sat 13.02.2016 West Auckland Town (3pm)
Wed 17.02.2016 Norton (7.30pm)
Sat 27.02.2016 Shildon (3pm)
Toon Legends Night @ Village
Hotel, North Tyneside. Featuring former players from the 1950s to the
1980s tbc. Four course meal + entertainment, tickets £45 (£400 for a
table of 10.
Bookings via 07753 573613.
Newcastle are without a game when the Fifth Round (20.02.2016) is
Leicester's Third Round exit means that our visit there on 14.03.2016
can go ahead but it remains to be seen whether Liverpool will be in Semi
Final action on 23.04.2016.
The final is on Sat
Blyth Spartans 2-0 Newcastle
Bedlington Terriers 0-3 Heaton
Whitley Bay v Morpeth Town
North Shields v Ashington
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Mark Allison aka Run
Geordie Run will embark on his latest and longest charity quest
- from Lisbon to Istanbul - in May.
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 |
Mackenzie Heaney (England U17):
Fri 05.02.2016 Portugal (a) drew 1-1
Heaney came off the bench in the closing stages of a draw against the
tournament hosts in Parchal.
Sun 07.02.2016 Germany (n) drew 2-2
Mackenzie was in England's starting XI
Lagos and completed the full game in Lagos.
Tue 09.02.2016 Netherlands (n) Parchal
2015/16 future match dates:
10.06.2016 to 10.07.2016 Finals
Romania, Albania, Switzerland
B: England, Wales, Slovakia,
C: Germany, N.Ireland,
D: Spain, Turkey, Czech
E: Belgium, Ireland, Sweden,
F: Portugal, Iceland,
2016/17 future match dates:
Coxy's Cockup Corner |
Whoops, He did it Again... |
The Birmingham Mail managed to credit one
of our injured players in their match report of the WBA game - that's some
"Townsend struck a post after twisting and turning past Craig Dawson while
Sissokho fired wide after a fine combination with
And The Sunday Sun were also seeing ghosts, with a former Newcastle
defender haunting the substitute's bench:
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
|On This Day in History
Born Or Died:
Weaver born, Pilsley, Derbyshire.
Left half who began his playing career
with Pilsley Red Rose and Sutton Town before
moving to Hull City in March 1928.
Transferred to SJP in
November 1929 at a cost of £2,500, Weaver
enjoyed a scoring debut for the Magpies,
netting the only the goal of a win against
Arsenal at Highbury.
Winning three England caps while at United,
the highpoint of Sam's time in a black and
white shirt was the 1932 FA Cup Final
success at Wembley against the Gunners.
Finishing top scorer with 14 league goals in
1933/34, Weaver remained at Gallowgate
following the club's demotion to Division
Two, but after two unsuccessful promotion
efforts he was sold to Chelsea for
Guesting in wartime for Southampton, Fulham,
Notts County, Derby County, West Ham,
Mansfield Town, Wrexham and Leeds United,
Sammy signed for Stockport County in
Following his playing retirement in
Weaver returned to Leeds as assistant trainer, later moving on to Millwall.
Joining Mansfield Town in 1955, a quarter of
a century of serving The Stags followed in
managerial, coaching and scouting roles.
Noted for being an early practitioner of the
long throw, Weaver had played county cricket for Somerset before WW2 and was
Derbyshire CCC masseur for many years.
Passing away in April 1985 at Basford in, Nottinghamshire, his ashes were
on the pitch at Mansfield's Field Mill ground.
James Robert Richardson born, Ashington. (1928-34
Signed from Blyth Spartans
for £200 in April 1928, inside-right Jimmy
made a scoring debut for United in a 5-1
home win over Blackburn Rovers in September
Richardson wasn't to become a regular
starter until the 1931/32 season, when he
was ever-present in our FA Cup campaign,
netting a hat trick against Southport.
And that culminated with his appearing at
Wembley against Arsenal and crossing for
Jack Allen to score the winner in a 2-1
victory - the infamous "over the
Capped twice by England while a Magpie,
Huddersfield Town paid £4,000 for him in
October 1934 following United's relegation.
from the Terriers to SJP three years later and scored four times in 14 games
before departing once more, this time
signing for Millwall in March 1938.
War time football found Jimmy appearing in
the colours of Fulham, Aldershot, Charlton
and Leyton Orient and remained at the O's as
Serving as Orient trainer from 1951 to 1955,
Richardson then returned to Millwall in a
similar role before ill-health forced him to
leave in 1957.
Living in Bexley, he died in August 1964.
1919 David Stewart Hamilton born, Carlisle.
Outside right signed from Scottish
junior side Shawfield in May 1939 who played
in two matches of the abortive 1939/40
season, scoring in our 8-1 home defeat of
Swansea Town in September 1939.
Appearing for United in the early weeks of
wartime football leagues, Dave served with
the Black Watch and was among thousands of
troops rescued from Dunkirk in
Recovering from a broken leg sustained
during a match, Hamilton made occasional
appearances for United and also guested for
Southampton, Fulham and QPR.
Scoring on his final outing for the Magpies
- a 1-3 Football League North loss at
Preston in March 1946 - Dave joined Southend
United two months later in a £100 transfer.
After just four matches in Division Three
South though, Hamilton was released by the
Shrimpers in the summer of
Death of Frank Hudspeth, 72.
Terry Wilson born, Broxburn, Scotland. (1992)
On-loan from Nottingham
Forest midfielder Terry celebrated his 23rd birthday playing his
second game on loan for us as a Keegan -inspired Newcastle beat Bristol
City 3-0 at St.James' Park (see below).
However, he wasn't retained and after returning to the City Ground and appearing in central
defence, a serious knee injury caused him to be released in
Playing for non-league Gresley Rovers and then Whitburn Juniors
back in his native Scotland, Wilson subsequently relocated to the USA
as a youth soccer coach.
Clarence Williams Acuña Donoso born,
Rancagua, Chile. (2000-03)
The man called "a monster" by then-boss Bobby Robson had
a mixed time at SJP, scoring some vital goals and gave some
steady performances in central midfield.
Beginning his career at the O'Higgins club
in his native Chile, he moved on to
Universidad and was capped by his country -
appearing in the 1998 World Cup Finals.
Acuna's arrival on trial at SJP in September
2000 was slightly controversial, given that
he'd just served a four month ban after
testing positive for a banned substance in a
World Cup qualifier against Peru.
A £960,000 transfer was swiftly concluded
and Clarence debuted in a 0-1 defeat at West
Ham in late October.
That made him the first Chilean to appear
for us since the Robledos in the 1950s and
he netted for the first time with a headed
winner at home to Leeds on Boxing Day.
Spookily scoring in the same (44th) minute
in the return match at Elland Road, he then
continued his Yorkshire vendetta with an
equaliser at Bradford City in March 2001.
Beginning the following season with a point
saving effort at Chelsea, Clarence also
scored in wins at both Everton and Spurs -
although he appeared less frequently for the
first team, slipping down the pecking order
as the likes of Jermaine Jenas arrived
Acuna ended a nine month wait for a senior
start with a fine display in a home win over
Liverpool on New Years Day - a game in which
United were without messrs Dyer, Speed and
However, he bore the brunt of the fallout that followed our FA Cup
defeat at Wolves in the very next game, ending that season out of
favour and having never featured in United's
fourteen European ties.
Summer 2003 saw him linked with moves to
Leeds United, Sporting Lisbon and various
South American clubs, as Sir Bobby
Robson added Lee Bowyer to his
After a couple of third team games (for the
club's short-lived Pontins League side,
rather than the Premier Reserve League
second string), Clarence was released from
his contract in October 2003.
Press claims at the time had it that he
would return home and be with his sick
mother, but in the event he signed for
Argentinean club Rosario Central.
Winning the last of his 61 caps for Chile in
2004, Clarence returned home the following
year and joined Palestino. Two spells at, Union Espanola
would then follow, sandwiching a spell at
2010 saw Acuna reportedly join yet
another Chilean club, La Serena before
finally hanging up his boots soon after.
He quickly reappeared at the O'Higgins club
in Chile in a technical director role that
lasted until his resignation in June
PS: We couldn't pass up the chance to recall
Acuna's brush with the law while a Magpie.
Convicted of drink-driving, he was stopped
while driving his car somewhat erratically -
dressed as Captain Hook...
1998 Jamie Holmes born, Newcastle (2014-present)
Striker who agreed a two year
scholarship deal with United ahead of the
2014/15 season, debuting for the U18s in a
1-2 derby loss at Whitburn in August 2015.
Jamie netted in successive games against
Stoke and Bolton four months later and made
his U21 bow in a Northumberland Senior Cup
tie against Morpeth Town in February
Plundering a 20 minute treble during a 6-0
victory over Arsenal at Little Benton two
months later, a stress fracture sustained in
pre-season then sadly sidelined him.
1896 Burton Wanderers
Lennox 2, Graham 2
United took a 1-0 lead in this game opposed by only
eight players, this after holding up the kick-off some for
45 minutes. Eventually the other three players appeared,
and conceded another three goals.
conditions forced the postponement of the eagerly awaited
United v Sunderland FA Cup 3rd Round Cup second round tie.
1905 Plymouth Argyle
FA Cup 1st Round
1908 Manchester United
1911 Northampton (h)
FA Cup 2nd Round Replay
Although the first tie had been staged at SJP, this
replay was also staged there at the request of the
1913 Bradford City (a)
Debut for South Hetton-born Tom Hughes at inside
left. Sadly after only one game for the first team he
joined the army and was killed in France.
1919 Middlesbrough (a)
Elliott 2, Forshaw
Wartime (Northern Victory League)
1922 Birmingham (h)
1930 Sheffield United
Devine, Gallacher, Hutchinson
Dunne 3, Tunstall, Gillespie
1936 Burnley (h)
Debuts for William Forster at right back and Dave
Smith at outside right.
1947 Leicester City
FA Cup 5th Round
Len Shackleton exchanged passes with Charlie Wayman
before poking his side ahead on a snow-covered pitch.
The Foxes however earned a replay when centre forward
George Dewis headed home a corner at the Gallowgate End.
footage is online here
1958 The home game against Burnley was
postponed and was eventually played on April 28th,
United ending the season with a 1-3 defeat.
1964 Leyton 0rient (h)
Cummings, Penman, McKinney
A dispiriting day for the O's for whom England amateur
international goalkeeper Mike Pinner was in fine form.
McKinney's goal came from a header after he had been
injured and pushed forward into the centre forward
1975 Luton Town (a)
Despite the presence of ex- Hatter Supermac, our first
visit to Kenilworth Road since 1963 proved to be
footage is online here
Nottingham Forest (a) 2-1 (0-0)
Two from Peter Beardsley and a match to remember for
Cunningham, as he chased a hopeful through ball and ran
straight into the railings at the Trent End of the City
Ground. The railings were able to continue after
1992 Bristol City (h)
A momentous day for the club as Kevin Keegan took over as manager
to lead his new charges to victory,
backed by a crowd that had virtually doubled from the
previous home league game.
On-loan Terry Wilson celebrated his
23rd birthday in a state of shock, having made his debut
in the previous week’s slaughter at Oxford under the
guidance of Ossie Ardiles.
him Keegan didn’t rate Wilson and he was packed
off back to Forest, where he was later forced to into retirement
footage is online here
Dunfermline Athletic confirmed that they were interested
in signing Peter Beardsley as a player/coach. He
didn't fancy it, apparently.
2005 Newcastle Reserves' unbeaten run came
to an end at the City Ground, despite taking the lead against Nottingham Forest Reserves.
Martin Brittain put United in
front five minutes before the break but Forest sub Jonathan Wilmet
equalised before Eugen Bopp popped up with the winner.
NUFC.com match report
issued this statement after the 3-2
win at West Bromwich Albion:
"Joe Kinnear was admitted to hospital on
Saturday morning after complaining of high blood pressure.
"He underwent a series of tests during the day and the subsequent results have
shown he is okay.
"As a precaution, Joe will remain in hospital for observation for a couple of
days and will then be discharged."
From the BBC: Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll has been charged with assault
following a fight at a nightclub.
A man suffered minor head injuries during the incident at Blu Bambu in
Newcastle's Bigg Market area on 7 December.
He was taken to hospital for treatment and later discharged. Mr Carroll, 21, of Prestwick, Northumberland, will appear at Newcastle
Magistrates' Court on 25 February.
made his sixteenth senior appearance for the Ivory Coast, as they faced African
rivals Mali in a kickabout.
Our man came through unscathed and finished on the winning side in what was a
low-key affair played in the French city of Valence, settled by an early goal.
In Italy meanwhile, United Academy defender Jamie Smith played the full 90 minutes for Ireland U17s but finished on the
losing side, going down 0-1 in Casarano.
After scoring five in each of the two meetings earlier in the season, Newcastle
Reserves added another three without reply to their tally against a mediocre Stoke side at a
windy Darsley Park.
NUFC.com match report
2014 Chelsea (a)
A second successive 0-3 defeat after the
previous weeks' derby disaster saw Davide Santon appear in
an unfamiliar midfield role and Luuk De Jong make a first
start for United.
However, Alan Pardew's side had no answer to the talent of
Belgian maestro Eden Hazard - with the disinterested Hatem
Ben Arfa making way for Dan Gosling. Away tickets? £55.
Stoke City (h)
call to make Gallowgate a fortress fell on deaf ears as his side stuttered to
a point despite going ahead - lacking both organisation and
apparently belief in their ability to see the game out.
It was just one win in five home games for United, who went ahead through
Jack Colback only to concede a headed equaliser to City substitute Peter
Crouch in the very last seconds of normal time.
NUFC.com match report