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Saturday 13th January
The Never-Ending Tour
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Man City (a) SOLD
Chelsea (a) ST holder sale now (0
Burnley (h) Public sale now
Palace (a) SOLD
He said she
The Times has interviewed Amanda Staveley, who claims to have "made
three offers to purchase Ashley's controlling interest in Newcastle" before
mid-November last year.
She's also quoted as saying that:
"I'm very much still interested in buying Newcastle and our bid
remains on the table.....Rafa is doing an incredible job, we want Rafa to be
part of this project."
text of interview is online here
Sky also have some additional PCP quotes
plus a furer quote from an Ashley source responding to the Times interview:
"We are not aware of
any bid that doesn't contain relegation clauses and we are not considering any
further talks with PCP Capital Partners.
"Our sole focus is to support Rafa
Benitez in the current transfer market with all the resources at our
This week's pantomime began with
tabloid claims of an improved bid to buy Newcastle United by PCP in
recent days - something which Staveley herself contradicted when
speaking to The Times.
That brought a response from the Ashley camp to Sky Sports
"It is only right to let the fans know that there
is no deal on the table or even under discussion with Amanda Staveley and
The same source also said that attempts to make progress had been:
"exhausting, frustrating and a complete waste of time".
David Conn researched PCP:
that article online here
This is a follow-up to Conn's story that a source of funding for
Staveley's bid was now unavailable.
that article online here
Similar misgivings were also expressed in The Mail by Martin
that online here
So what does it all mean? God knows frankly, but anyone seeking positives
regarding a takeover will be looking in vain through anything published this
week - Staveley going public presumably a reflection that her NDA now has only
What's not in dispute is that we now are over halfway though the window with
no sign of reinforcements, we face the League leaders next and with 15 games
left we're three points above a relegation place.
That's enough for us to be worried about.
Cup stuff II
U18s are in FA Youth Cup Fourth Round action on Friday
night against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park with a 7pm kick-off.
The winners will
travel to Norwich City in the Fifth Round, after the Canaries saw off Derby
If the scores are level after 90 minutes, an outcome must be achieved on
Friday night, via 30 minutes additional time or a penalty shootout.
Admission is £10
for adults, £1 concessions and the main stand will be open.
Dave Watson's youngsters have won their last nine away ties in this
competition, not losing on the road since a 0-3 defeat by Arsenal at Barnet in
And they are boosted by finally breaking their duck in league matches this
season in style last Saturday, a 5-2 victory at Manchester City the first time
they've lost at home since 2015.
Manchester City (a)
attempt to extend their unbeaten run in all competitions to five games on
Saturday, when they travel to the Etihad Stadium for a 5.30pm
An unlikely three points for Rafa's side would be their third successive away
win in the PL, something not achieved by the Magpies since December 2001.
A defeat wouldn't quite end our title hopes but we'd be 42 points behind
City with 14 games remaining and a goal difference deficit of at least
United have sold their full ticket allocation (exact quantity still tbc).
NUFC: Jesus Gamez, Florian Lejeune and Aleksandar Mitrovic are all back in
training following injury, but only the Serb has a chance of making this game.
- in association with Coral:
Match betting here
(mobile) & here
Newcastle are 22/1 to win this game - that's not an enhanced
offer, just the "normal" price.....
In fairness though, if you're looking at that, then Newcastle to win to
nil is as sensible @ 50/1.
of 1st Man City Goal in the game:
|1-10mins @ 13/4
11-20 @ 18/5
21-30 @ 9/2
31-40 @ 11/2
41-50 @ 7/1
|51-60 @ 11/1
61-70 @ 14/1
71-80 @ 20/1
81-FT @ 33/1
No MCFC Goal @ 22/1
Coral's new punter offer
now includes £30 in free football
bets for a £10 initial stake online
Paddy Power meanwhile have a "money back" offer on
selected bets if Manchester City win, available to both new and existing
that online here
MCFC: Vincent Kompany,
Benjamin Mendy, Gabriel Jesus and Fabian Delph
all miss out.
City had a rare free week ahead of our visit, having won ten of their 11 PL home
games so far this season. Their only dropped points at the Etihad came when
they were held 1-1 by Everton back in August.
The last team to beat City on their own ground in the PL were Chelsea, 3-1
winners in December 2016.
Sunday saw Pep Guardiola's side beaten for the first time in the PL this season,
losing 3-4 to Liverpool at Anfield and ending a 30 game unbeaten run that
stretched back to April 2017.
Referee: Paul Tierney -
second Toon game of the season for the Lancashire-based official, following
November's 0-1 home defeat by Bournemouth.
Travel: engineering work means Trans-Pennine train services to and from
Manchester are disrupted and aren't running to timetable.
details of that online here
UK TV: Live
on BT Sports
aren't going to
the Etihad, The
Ware Rooms on Carliol Square
in Newcastle are showing the
game on their big screen TVs.
again, all pints
are half price during the game and there will be some other food &
The Ware Rooms are at 17
Carliol Square NE1 6UQ - 5 minutes walk from both Monument and Manors Metro.
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Radio: Live on BBC Radio 5 Live Sport
Local Radio: Live on BBC Radio Newcastle
Since a 1-0 home
September 2005, Newcastle have failed to
beat City in 20 PL meetings: losing
seventeen and drawing the other
Magpies @ Etihad:
2015/16 Lost 1-6 Mitrovic
2014/15 Lost 0-5
2014/15 Won 2-0 Aarons, Sissoko (LC)
2013/14 Lost 0-4
2012/13 Lost 0-4
2011/12 Lost 1-3 Gosling
2010/11 Lost 1-2 Gutierrez
2008/09 Lost 1-2 Carroll
2007/08 Lost 1-3 Martins
2006/07 Drew 0-0
2005/06 Lost 0-3
2004/05 Drew 1-1 Shearer
2003/04 Lost 0-1
Full record v Manchester City:
Game number 177 against City puts them just two behind our most
played opponents in league and cup, Arsenal. Also up there are Liverpool
(172), Everton (169), Aston Villa (163) and Manchester United (162).
Our next goal against the league leaders would be our 253rd, which
would take them level with Aston Villa as the team we've netted against the
most. Next up are Everton (247), Arsenal (240) and Manchester United (232).
Only three teams have found the back of our net more times than the
Citizens; Manchester United (314), Liverpool (298) and Arsenal (265). Close
behind are Everton (254) and Spurs (251).
Brighton v Chelsea (12.30pm) Sky
Arsenal v Crystal Palace (3pm)
Burnley v Manchester United (3pm)
Everton v West Bromwich Albion (3pm)
Leicester City v Watford (3pm)
Stoke City v Huddersfield Town (3pm)
West Ham v Bournemouth (3pm)
Man City v Newcastle (5.30pm) BT
Southampton v Spurs (4pm) Sky
Swansea City v Liverpool (8pm) Sky
in the clarts!
Burnley U23s 0 Newcastle U23s 4
Fan-led efforts to ensure the survival of
National League club Hartlepool United continue, with the welcome news
that Saturday's home game with Wrexham is now sold out.
That will bring in much-needed revenue to stave off the threat of
administration and reach the sum of £200K that is required immediately to settle
staff wages, other bills and an HMRC tax liability.
Thanks to our betting
partner Coral, we have a pair of tickets for Newcastle's home game
against Burnley on Wednesday 31st January to give away.
In order to be in with a chance of winning them, just tell us which of the
following three Newcastle United players didn't also play for Burnley
in their career:
Peter Beardsley, Paul Gascoigne, Chris Waddle
your answer to email@example.com
on Monday 22nd January. Subject: Tickets.
The prize consists only of two match tickets in a home area of SJP. No
purchase/signup necessary, no details of entrants will be passed on to anyone.
Adam Armstrong (Blackburn Rovers)
Fleetwood Town (a) League One, Saturday.
Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe
Gillingham (h) League One, Saturday.
AFC Wimbledon (a) League One, Saturday.
Alex Gilliead (Bradford City)
Bristol Rovers (a) League One, Saturday.
Achraf Lazaar (Benevento)
Bologna (a) Serie A, Sunday.
Matz Sels (Anderlecht)
Genk (a), Belgian League, Sunday.
Stuart Findlay (Kilmarnock)
Ross County (h) Scottish FA Cup, Saturday.
Kyle Cameron (Queen of the South)
Partick Thistle (h) Scottish FA Cup, Saturday.
Wednesday evening saw
Newcastle belatedly learn the identity of their FA Cup Fourth Round
opponents, when Chelsea overcame Norwich City in their replay.
The Championship side played their part in a marathon Third Round tie at
Stamford Bridge that was 1-1 at full time and after extra time - by which
time Chelsea had been reduced to nine men.
However Antonio Conte's men then won the penalty shootout 5-3 and will now
face Newcastle live on BT Sport
at 1.30pm on Sunday January 28th.
Tickets are on sale now season ticket holders (0 points required) priced £30
adults, £15 U20s and Over 65s.
United took an allocation of 3,000 tickets despite being entitled to more -
it's reported that Chelsea's selling policy to away clubs means either that
amount or the full 6,000 have to be taken - no figure in between is
FA Cup Fourth Round draw:
Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion
Peterborough United v Leicester City
Huddersfield Town v Birmingham City
Notts County v Swansea City
Yeovil Town v Manchester United
Sheffield Wednesday v Reading
Cardiff City v Manchester City
MK Dons v Coventry City
Millwall v Rochdale
Southampton v Watford
smoggies v Brighton & Hove Albion
Wigan Athletic v West Ham
Hull City v Nottingham Forest
Newport County v Spurs
Chelsea v Newcastle United
Sheffield United v Preston North End
An away tie does
nothing to boost our
hopes of making it into the Fifth Round for the first time since Mike Ashley
purchased the club.
We haven't won away from St. James' Park in this competition for 12 years, when
Graeme Souness was in charge and Alan Shearer was in the team:
2016/17 R4 Oxford United lost 0-3
2016/17 R3 Birmingham City drew 1-1
2015/16 R3 Watford lost 0-1
2014/15 R3 Leicester City lost 0-1
2012/13 R3 Brighton and Hove Albion lost 0-2
2011/12 R4 Brighton and Hove Albion lost 0-1
2010/11 R3 Stevenage lost 1-3
2009/10 R3 Plymouth Argyle drew 0-0
2009/10 R4 West Bromwich Albion lost 2-4
2008/09 R3 Hull City drew 0-0
2007/08 R3 Stoke City drew 0-0
2007/08 R4 Arsenal lost 0-3
2006/07 R3 Birmingham City drew 2-2
2005/06 R6 Chelsea lost 0-1
2005/06 R4 Cheltenham Town won 2-0
NUFC Last 10 FAC R4 ties:
2016/17 Oxford United (a) lost 0-3
2011/12 Brighton (a) lost 0-1
2009/10 West Bromwich Albion (a) lost 2-4
2007/08 Arsenal (a) lost 0-3
2005/06 Cheltenham Town (a) won 2-0
2004/05 Coventry City (h) won 3-1
2003/04 Liverpool (a) lost 1-2
2001/02 Peterborough United (a) won 4-2
1999/00 Sheffield United (h) won 4-1
1998/99 Bradford City (h) won 3-0
NUFC v CFC FA Cup history:
2005/06 lost 0-1 (a)
2004/05 won 1-0 (h)
1999/00 lost 1-2 (n)
1995/96 drew 2-2 (h) (lost on pens)
1995/96 drew 1-1 (a)
1958/59 lost 1-4 (h)
1949/50 lost 0-3 (a)
1931/32 won 2-1 (n)
1914/15 lost 0-1 (h)
1914/15 drew 1-1 (a)
1910/11 won 3-0 (n)
Dennis at it
Having allowed themselves once again to be the PR mouthpiece for Mike
Ashley, Sky Sports excelled themselves again by inviting
Dennis Wise to add his expert opinions to Wednesday's "debate"
Sadly though his contribution was both rambling and incoherent, making his
actual presence "debatable"
see that online here
Whatever he gets paid it's a waste of wonga, unless he was deliberately
trying to muddy the waters...
Dennis of course is a former NUFC employee and has "previous" with
Ashley and takeovers, as the Mail reported back in September 2008:
For a man desperate to sell his
football club, Mike Ashley seems to be going about it in a funny way.
The Newcastle United owner is in Dubai
with chairman Derek Llambias, executive director Dennis Wise and head of
recruitment Tony Jimenez, in an effort to secure a buyer.
But attempts to double his money with an
asking price of £481m have been rejected. Yesterday there were allegations
that Ashley snubbed a meeting with a Dubai consortium and caused offence by
drinking in public during Ramadan.
A photograph of Ashley allegedly drinking
cocktails appeared on the Arabian Business website, with the claim that he had
opted to head for the bar rather than a meeting with potential buyers.
Associates of Ashley deny this but it was
reported that the billionaire businessman refused to go to the meeting when he
discovered they were prepared to offer only £200m. Ashley had asked for more
than double that in documents handed to representatives of Dubai ruler Sheikh
Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum.
A Dubai group indicated they would offer
considerably less but a meeting was nevertheless set up at the Madinat
Jumeirah Hotel. While Ashley's camp claim Jimenez attended as Newcastle's
representative, Arabian Business described Ashley's decision to go drinking
with Wise and Llambias as a snub.
Two points dropped
report is online here
Fixtures, Tickets etc.
The stadium Box Office is located in the Milburn Stand, just up the slope from the Sir
Bobby Robson Statue. The previous ticket desk in the club shop has now
Paid-for matchday ticket collections take place from the windows at the
back of the Gallowgate End Stand, above NINE Bar.
SJP Box Office phone: 0844
(7p per minute plus network charge)
* 0044 870 444 1892
Online Box Office is here
SJP seating plan is here
On the opening day of ticket sales, they officially commence at 10am -
with any points reduction for away tickets becoming effective at the
Away tickets are sold only to season ticket holders and members*. All ST
holders are automatically members (a non-negotiable fee is added
annually by NUFC to each ST).
A £1 administration fee per ticket applies to away sales in all
competitions, with no upper limit. In addition, non-NUFC members pay the
same fee on home ticket sales.
United obtained a one season exemption on logistical grounds from the PL requirement to house some away fans at pitch
Certain roads around SJP will be traffic free for 20 minutes either side
of the final whistle for all first team home games this season.
The following junctions will be closed:
Strawberry Place / Leazes Park Road
Strawberry Place / Barrack Road
Strawberry Place / St James Street
Leazes Terrace will also be traffic-free for the same period and
additionally be closed from 60 minutes before kick-off.
Heading to the Toon?
Fri 19.01.2018 U18s v Crystal Palace (a) @ Selhurst Park,
7pm. FA Youth Cup Fourth Round. £5 adults, £1 U18s
in advance, matchday admission £10. Blocks G & H of the
Main Stand will open, tickets can be ordered in person from Selhurst
Park, via 08712 000 071 or
Sat 20.01.2018 Manchester City (a)
@ Etihad Stadium, 5.30pm. Premier League.
SOLD OUT. Allocation: tbc. Live on BT.
Wed 24.01.2018 U23s v PSV Eindhoven (h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm.
Premier League International Cup.
Sun 28.01.2018 Chelsea (a) @ Stamford Bridge,
1.30pm. FA Cup Fourth Round. ST holder sale
now, 0 points. £30 adults, £15 U20s / over 65s. Allocation: 3,000. Live on BT.
Mon 29.01.2018 U23s v Brighton and Hove Albion (h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm.
Premier League 2 Division Two.
Wed 31.01.2018 Burnley (h) @ SJP, 7.45pm. Premier League.
Public sale now.
Sat 03.02.2018 U18s v West Bromwich Albion (a) @ Albion
Training Ground (not Academy), 11am.
Premier U18 League.
Sun 04.02.2018 Crystal Palace (a) @ Selhurst Park, 2.15pm. Premier League.
Live on Sky. SOLD OUT. £20 OAPs/ 18-21s, £16 U18s. Allocation: tbc.
Mon 05.02.2018 U23s v Wolves (a) @ New Bucks Head,
Telford, 7pm. Premier League 2 Division Two.
Sat 10.02.2018 U18s v Manchester United (a) @ Little
Premier U18 League.
Manchester United (h) @ SJP, 2.15pm. Premier League.
Live on Sky. Member
sale from Wed 24.01.2018.
Mon 12.02.2018 U23s v Swansea City (a) @
Landore Training Ground, 1.30pm.
Premier League Cup.
Fri 16.02.2018 U23s v Newcastle Benfield (h) @ Whitley Park,
7.30pm. Northumberland Senior Cup Semi-Final.
Live TV games:
Sat 20.01.2018 Man City (a) 5.30pm
Sun 28.01.2018 NCFC/CFC (a) 1.30pmBT
Sun 04.02.2018 Palace (a) 2.15pm Sky
Sun 11.02.2018 Man Utd (h) 2.15pm Sky
Live PL games up to and including Wed 28.02.2018 have been
Live TV confirmation dates:
these are all "approximate dates"
Thu 25.01.2018 March
Mon 26.02.2018 April
Fri 06.04.2018 May
Tue 08.05.2018 May 13th
R3 06.01.2017 NUFC 3-1 Luton Town
R4 29.01.2017 Chelsea v NUFC
F Sat 19.05.2017
Premier League Cup:
United U23s are in Group D and play six fixtures, three home and three
Fri 29.09.2017 NUFC 3-4 Burnley
Wed 29.11.2017 NUFC 6-3 Swansea
Mon 04.12.2017 Colchester 1-2 NUFC
Thu 18.01.2018 Burnley 0-4 NUFC
Mon 12.02.2018 Swansea (a) 1pm
Mon 26.02.2018 Colchester (h) 1pm
(Subsequent round dates are tbc)
Premier League International Cup:
United U23s are in Group A:
Tue 24.10.2017 NUFC 2-1 Sparta Prague
Fri 10.11.2017 Liverpool 2-1 NUFC
Wed 24.01.2018 PSV (h) 7pm
(Subsequent round dates are tbc)
Northumberland Senior Cup:
31.01.2018 Morpeth Town v Blyth Spartans
16.02.2018 NUFC U21s v Ncle Benfield
FA Youth Cup:
R3 Thu 07.12.2017 Brighton 0-5 NUFC
R4 Fri 19.01.2018 Crystal Palace (a) 7pm
FC offer a discount to current NUFC season ticket holders of £10
entry for National League home games (usually £15).
16 & 17 year
old admission is £5, U16s £3.
three successful previous events watched by a combined attendance of over
200,000, the annual Rugby League Magic Weekend will be staged at St.
James' Park for a fourth successive year in 2018.
games featuring all twelve Super League sides will take place over two days:
Other events @ SJP:
Newcastle Falcons v Northampton Saints (5.30pm) tickets from £10 adults here
Rugby League Magic Weekend 2018:
Day tickets from £25 (£12.50). Weekend tickets from £40 adults (£20)
Toronto v Toulouse (12.45pm)
Widnes Vikings v St Helens (3pm)
Wigan Warriors v Warrington (5.15pm)
Castleford v Leeds Rhinos (7.30pm)
Salford v Catalans Dragons (1pm)
Wakefield v Huddersfield Giants (3.15pm)
Hull KR v Hull FC (5.30pm)
Ed Sheeran plays three sold out
nights @ SJP on Fri
08.06.2018, Sat 09.06.2018 and Sun 10.06.2018.
European Champions Cup and Challenge
Cup rugby union Finals will be @ SJP on successive days (dates tbc)
International Magpies |
National Service |
2017/18 international breaks:
World Cup Finals
A Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay
B Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran
C France, Australia, Peru, Denmark
D Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria
E Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
F Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea
G Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England
H Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan
Coxy's Cockup Corner |
Whoops, He did it Again... |
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
This Day in History
Born Or Died:
Ken Hodgson born, Fenham.
Outside right who came through United's N's
nursery (youth) side, making his senior debut in a
2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest at
SJP in January 1961.
However his efforts were unable to prevent
Newcastle from losing their top-flight
status that summer and Ken moved to
Scunthorpe in December 1961 as part of the
deal that brought Barrie Thomas to
He later appeared for both AFC Bournemouth
and Colchester United and non-league sides
Poole Town and Christchurch Priory.
After a stint coaching in New Zealand, Ken
returned to his native Tyneside and worked
with a company who distributed hearing
He passed away in October 2007.
Bobby Moncur born, Perth, Scotland.
No major cup tie featuring United is complete without quotes from "Moncs"
pleading for the current wearer of the armband to succeed him as last Captain to lift a trophy for the club.
Since that “balmy, balmy” night in Budapest when Bobby accepted the Fairs
Cup from Sir Stanley Rous though, nobody has emulated that achievement – and
only Alan Gowling joining him in the list of Final goalscorers.
The son of a policeman (who played centre half for the force),
Perth-born Moncur came to the attention of Newcastle in 1960 as a 15 year-old
playing for Scotland Schoolboys.
After summer trials that year with Preston Wolves and Manchester United, Moncur
turned down them all to sign for Newcastle.
Initially an inside left, Moncur scored four times against West Wylam when
guesting for the junior side and signed amateur forms before agreeing an
apprentice contract for Charlie Mitten’s squad in October 1960.
After rising through the junior and reserve sides and captaining United to FA
Youth Cup success in 1962, Moncur signed a pro deal and made his debut as an 18
year-old away to Luton Town in March 1963.
By then he was playing in Joe Harvey’s side and had moved back into defence
with some success, covering for injuries in the reserve side earlier that year.
However, Moncur only featured sporadically for the first team, filling in at
various times across the field. And such was his frustration at failing to gain
a regular spot in the side that he asked to move on in 1967.
Norwich City and Brighton and Hove Albion showed interest, but a move to the
Canaries stalled when they were unwilling to meet Newcastle’s £25,000 asking
After an average start to the 1967/68 season, Moncur won a place in defence and
impressed so much that he became an ever -present, taking the captaincy from
Frank Clark winning his first Scotland Cap.
The following season saw those famous Fairs Cup exploits enhance Moncur’s
reputation – although few could have predicted his first senior goals for the
club would be a two- legged hat trick in the final.
Bob’s final Newcastle game came at Wembley against Liverpool in the 1974
FA Cup Final, before two years at Roker Park.
Coaching and management jobs at Carlisle (where he signed a young Peter
Beardsley), Hearts, Plymouth Argyle, Whitley Bay and Hartlepool United
followed, before he ceased to be actively involved in the game in 1989.
Moncur pursued various sporting activities including working at squash and golf
clubs and also skippering ocean-going yachts.
battling colon cancer following diagnosis in 2007, Bob became a Freeman of
the Borough of Gateshead two years
Maintaining an involvement with United
through corporate matchday
hosting and an ambassadorial role at St. James'
Park, June 2015 saw him appointed as a club
1895 Sunderland (h)1-2)
United lost Harry Jeffrey when it was 0-2 but it was
agreed they could use Beattie as a substitute. And it
was Beattie who "saved" a Hyslop shot to concede the
second half penalty. Visiting defender Donald Gow failed
a fitness test so ran the line instead.
1901 West Bromwich Albion (h)
1907 Everton (a),49),
A Sandy Young brace either
side of half-time helped the home side to victory,
but United would claim the title by six points from the
1910 Stoke (h)
FA Cup 1st Round Replay
1924 Tottenham Hotspur (a)
1929 Bury (a)
Debut for George Mathison, at right half.
1935 Fulham (h)
Debut for Stan Docking at inside left.
Having drawn 0-0 a week earlier on Tyneside, Newcastle Reserves
and Derby County met again at the Baseball Ground.
The visitors recorded a 4-3 win - Andy Donaldson
leading the way with two goals. The others came from
Bridgett and Rushton.
(h) 4-1 (3-0)
Stubbins 3, Milburn
1952 Burnley (a)1-?)
United's three match unbeaten run at Turf Moor came to
a juddering halt.
1957 Arsenal (h)
A week after going down 1-6 at Old Trafford, Newcastle
faced the Gunners with four changes in their side - and it
worked. Sullivan saved Casey's penalty three minutes after
the break but it didn't stop United going on to end
Arsenal's unbeaten run of 11 games.
1959 Chelsea (h)
FA Cup 3rd Round
Four months after beating United in the
league, Chelsea were again in lethal form and quickly into their stride,
going two ahead within the
first five minutes.
1963 Plymouth Argyle (a)2-0)
Home Park continued to be a happy hunting ground for
the Magpies, winning there for the third time in four
visits - and drawing the other. It was the first home
defeat of the season for Argyle.
1974 West Ham United (h)
The Hammers were proving to be something of a
bogey side to Newcastle, this game a third draw in four
visits to SJP - and the East Londoners had won the
The two points gained from this victory put United
back on top of Division Two but a steady decline and loss
of form in front of goal saw them dwindle away to ninth by
the end of the season.
1985 United's home game with Leicester fell
victim to heavy snowfalls on Tyneside, and Jack Charlton
and the team jetted off to Spain for a few days.
footage is online here
The usual warm welcome at Cold Blow Lane, but a fine
defensive display from United brought a vital win.
On-trial striker Dave Mitchell was missing due to
injury and never got another chance to win a contract. He
later joined Millwall.
1993 Former Newcastle striker Peter Withe was
sacked as manager of Wimbledon, after only 105 days in
charge. His replacement was a geezer called Joe Kinnear....
Leicester City (a)
Our final visit to Filbert Street was a game of few chances,
with Dave Bassett's Foxes as toothless as Sir Bobby's
O'Brien(4), Speed(41), Robert(54)
A comfortable win over the Saha-less Cottagers sent United up to
fifth in the Premiership - their highest position of the
The unlikely right boot of Andy O'Brien got
United off to a great start, spinning on a loose ball in
the six yard box from a Laurent Robert corner in the
Gary Speed then headed home a Nobby Solano
corner, before the win was secured early in the second
half by Laurent Robert.
The Frenchman started and finished a flowing
move involving Speed, Jermaine Jenas and Solano - beating
Edwin Van der Sar with a strange reverse overhead-kick.
Bolton Wanderers (h) 0-0 (0-0)
After the emotion of Kevin Keegan's return during the
Stoke FA Cup replay, the new Toon boss was given some idea
of the task ahead after this disappointing stalemate
against Gary Megson's Trotters.
Shola Ameobi played his first game in almost four months
and although lacking fitness, put in a full shift
alongside Michael Owen.
There was a Premier League debut from the bench for reserve
winger Kazenga LuaLua, while future Magpies midfield duo
Danny Guthrie and Kevin Nolan both appeared for the
visitors, along with old boy Andy O'Brien.
PS: KK's press conference saw him refer to one person as:
"fantastic....he's incredible, he's got no
ego". That person? Mike Ashley.
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Newcastle met Celtic in a behind closed doors reserve team
kickabout for the third time
season - and fifth in 18 months.
And thanks to second half goals from Sammy Ameobi and Brad Inman, the Magpies
finally managed to get one over on the hoops, following
three defeats and a draw.
Goals from Michael Hoganson and Dennis Knight saw United earn a
home tie with QPR in the Fifth Round of the FA Youth Cup - but only after
surviving a late scare as Watford threatened a comeback.
However, the young Magpies held out to win 2-1 in front of
889 frozen souls at SJP.
a first win in six games, United led at
half time but scored just once against a poor Royals side.
Failing to extend that lead, James Perch's arrival from
the bench just after the hour signalled our intention to
hold on to the 1-0 lead - with disastrous consequences.
Adam Le Fondre
replaced ex-Magpie Danny Guthrie and scored with his first two touches,
Alan Pardew fanning flames of resentment with comments about
More tellingly, the reaction of Mike Ashley was to
authorise a transfer spree bringing five players in during
the following days - having left SJP with his side 1-0 up and reacting with fury when
hearing the final score.
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