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Wednesday night's EFL Cup draw handed Newcastle a trip to Premier League
side Hull City on or around Tuesday November 29th:
Quarter Final Draw:
Arsenal v Southampton
Hull City v Newcastle United
Liverpool v Leeds United
Manchester United v West Ham United
And although that pairing ended a run of five home ties in the competition for
United, it sends them to a venue where they're yet to lose in four competitive
Toon @ KCOM Stadium:
3-0 Cabella, Ameobi, Gouffran
2013/14 won 4-1 Sissoko
2, Remy, Anita
2008/09 drew 1-1
2008/09 drew 0-0 (FAC)
(We also won 4-0 there in a friendly back in 2003 but were beaten 0-1 in
another kickabout during 2007).
The tie will come between a home
Championship game against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday 26th and a Friday night visit to Nottingham Forest on December 2nd.
The Tigers meanwhile will host us between a Saturday Premier League home
fixture against West Bromwich Albion and a trip to Boro the following
We've met Hull once before in the League Cup, when goals from Des Hamilton and
Ian Rush saw us advance 2-0 at Gallowgate in October 1997.
Mike Phelan's side (with ex-Magpie Neil McDonald now assisting him) got to
this point via away wins at Exeter City (3-1), Stoke City and Bristol City
The tie sees Momo Diame returning to the club he left in August, where he
should get a reasonable reception - by virtue of scoring the goal that got
Diame's final competitive game for City saw him net in a 1-0 play-off final
win over Sheffield Wednesday at Wembley back in May.
Fellow Magpie Isaac Hayden also spent last season on loan at City, while
former Toon reserve Greg Olley has made one appearance for Hull so far this
This will be our eighth Quarter Final appearance and aside from beating Notts
County en route to Wembley back in December 1975, we've always bowed
League Cup Quarter Final Record:
1974/75 Chester City (h) drew 0-0
1974/75 Chester City (a) lost 0-1 (replay)
1975/76 Notts County (h) won 1-0
1995/96 Arsenal (a) lost 0-2
1997/98 Liverpool (h) lost 0-2
2001/02 Chelsea (a) lost 0-1
2006/07 Chelsea (h) lost 0-1
2014/15 Spurs (a) lost 0-4
PS: No current Magpie has ever scored for us in a League Cup Quarter
Final tie - the only goal we've managed to date was a Notts County own goal.
Fourth Round results:
Arsenal 2-0 Reading
Bristol City 1-2 Hull City
Leeds United 2-2 Norwich City (3-2 on pens)
Liverpool 2-1 Spurs
Newcastle United 6-0 Preston North End
1-0 Manchester City
Southampton 1-0 mackems
West Ham United 2-1 Chelsea
Local merchandisers Spirit of 69 have expanded their range of headwear
for the Mag about town, this time harking back to United's 1980s grey away
"The Pedro" is available now online
here priced at £22.50 including UK delivery and we have one up for
grabs in another free-to-enter reader competition.
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winning, identify who is sporting our change kit for a game at
Southampton back in August 1985.
Email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org
with a subject of Hat by 9pm on Wednesday November 2nd.
One entry per person please, open to UK & overseas entrants.
Leeds (a) tickets
Tickets for Newcastle's trip to Elland
Road next month are now on sale to season ticket holders, with an initial
threshold of 100 points.
An allocation of 2,764 tickets has been obtained, with adult prices
£37 - our costliest away ticket in the Championship this season so far.
Since our last visit to Leeds, away fans have relocated to the southernmost
end of the John Charles (West) Stand - to the bottom right of the above photo.
Newcastle 6 Preston North End 0
the goals online here
Proud sponsors of
Saturday sees United face Preston for the second time in five days, as
Rafa's side bid for a sixth successive league victory - and their third in a
row on the road.
Kick-off is at an old-fashioned 3pm.
Where: Deepdale PR1 6RU (23,408)
Nearest railway station: Preston (1.8 miles)
Return mileage from SJP: 275 miles
The 5,600 travelling supporters are housed behind the goal at the north end of
the ground in the Bill Shankly Kop (formerly the Fulwood End aka Spion
When: A damp and chilly Monday night in November 2009 saw Kevin Nolan
maintain his scoring knack to help United to a 1-0 win they just about
This our first
Saturday visit there since a 0-2 loss during our promotion season of 1964/65.
are offering 6/1 to new punters that Dwight Gayle will
end the season as Championship top goalscorer (maximum £10 stake) online
Colback is a doubt after taking a blow in the face against PNE on Tuesday
night that required hospital checks.
can claim £20 in free bets when they sign up and wager at least £5 online
Team: Daryl Murphy, Jesus Gamez, Achraf Lazaar, Rolando Aarons and
Massadio Haidara are in varying stages of recovery from ailments while Rob
Elliot was pictured in full training earlier this week.
Cheick Tiote remains with the squad but hasn't been included in the last six
Paul Dummett, Matt Ritchie and Jonjo Shelvey are all one caution away from
PNEFC: Alex Baptiste and Marnick Vermijl
are both available for this game after being cup-tied. Alan Browne begins his
ban following a red card at SJP.
Referee: Chris Kavanagh - a nice short journey for the whistler whose
day job is as a referee development officer at the Manchester FA. This is his
second toon appointment this season after the 1-1 draw at Villa.
UK TV: None
TV: None (tbc)
UK Radio: None
Local Radio: Live on
BBC Radio Newcastle (available worldwide via NUFC TV club subscription
Magpies @ Deepdale - Post WW2:
2009/10 won 1-0 Nolan
1980/81 won 3-2 Rafferty, Shinton 2
1979/80 lost 0-1
1978/79 drew 0-0
1964/65 lost 0-2
1963/64 lost 0-3
1962/63 lost 1-2 Hale
1961/62 won 1-0 Woods
1960/61 won 3-2 White 3
1959/60 won 2-1 Eastham, OG
1958/59 won 4-3 Franks, White 3
1957/58 lost 1-2 White
1956/57 lost 0-1
1955/56 lost 3-4 Hannah, White 2
1954/55 drew 3-3 Hannah, Milburn, White
1953/54 drew 2-2 Keeble, Milburn
1952/53 lost 1-2 Brander
1951/52 won 2-1 G.Robledo 2
1948/49 lost 1-2 Taylor
QPR v Brentford (7.45pm)
Barnsley v Bristol City (3pm)
Brighton and Hove Albion v Norwich City (3pm)
Cardiff City v Wigan Athletic (3pm)
Derby County v Sheffield Wednesday (3pm)
Fulham v Huddersfield Town (3pm)
Ipswich Town v Rotherham United (3pm)
Leeds United v Burton Albion (3pm)
Reading v Nottingham Forest (3pm)
Blackburn Rovers v Wolves (5.30pm)
Birmingham City v Aston Villa (Noon)
Having completed 90 minutes of a 4-0 league win over Grasshopper on Sunday,
on-loan Magpie Kevin Mbabu
was on the bench for BSC Young
Boys on Wednesday, as they faced the same opposition in a Cup tie.
Introduced as a 75th minute substitute with his side 3-0 ahead, he took just
two minutes to grab his first senior career goal thanks to a close range
goal online here
BSC eventually ran out 5-0 winners to confirm their place in the Quarter
Finals of the competition.
County played their
rescheduled home game with Barnet
on Tuesday, drawing
2-2 at Rodney Parade. Kyle completed the full 90 minutes.
A 2-0 victory at Caen in Ligue 1 on Sunday included a first goal of 2015
(when he was with Bordeaux) for midfielder Saivet.
In the starting XI, he collected a first half booking before breaking the
deadlock four minutes into the second period and being replaced after 87
It finished scoreless in Paris on Sunday between third placed PSG and OM
(who are eleventh) in Ligue 1. Thauvin completed the full game and faced old
boy Hatem Ben Arfa when he arrived for the hosts as an 80th minute
Ivan scored twice from the spot but couldn't prevent his side
losing 2-4 at home to former club Northampton in League One on Saturday.
his goals online here
scored twice from the spot but
couldn't prevent his side losing 2-4 at home to former club Northampton in
League One on Saturday.
his goals online here
sitting out Tuesday's visit of his parent club to Oakwell, the striker returned
with the opener in a 2-0 win at Brentford in the Championship on Saturday.
his goal online here
Haris Vuckic (Bradford City)
Haris watched from the bench as the Bantams shared six goals with
Sheffield United at Valley Parade in League One on Saturday.
Jamie Sterry (Coventry
There was another full 90 minutes for Jamie as City beat Rochdale 2-0 at the Ricoh
Arena in League One on Saturday.
Alex played the full game as the Hatters drew 1-1 at home to Mansfield Town in
League Two on Saturday.
Macaulay Gillesphey (Carlisle United)
Macaulay played the full game as Carlisle maintained their unbeaten start to
the season thanks to a 2-1 victory at Stevenage in League Two on Saturday.
Tom Heardman (Hartlepool United)
There was no place in the squad for
striker Tom as
1-3 at home
by Leyton Orient in League Two on Saturday.
A calf injury meant that Siem wasn't
involved as PSV defeated Sparta Rotterdam 1-0 on
Also missing from a midweek 1-3 cup defeat by the same side, an MRI scan found
nothing untoward and he's now resumed training ahead of a league trip to
Vitesse Arnhem on Saturday.
Manu's Spanish nightmare shows no sign of easing,
with no goals in six appearances since joining Osasuna and now a straight
red card in a 1-2 home defeat by Real Betis on Friday.
Arriving as a 58th minute substitute, Riviere reacted badly
to a foul by Darko Brasanac and was sent off after 87 minutes.
Sammy played 90 minutes for the Trotters on Monday, as they won 2-0 at Bury
in League One - their first league victory at Gigg Lane since 1929.
Liam Smith (Crewe Alexandra)
Senior Cup update
All five First Round ties in the 2016/17 Northumberland Senior
Cup were settled within 90 minutes this week as follows:
Alnwick Town 2-4 Heaton Stannington
Ashington 1-2 Blyth Town
Morpeth Town 3-2 Whitley Bay
Newcastle Benfield 0-2 Bedlington Terriers
West Allotment Celtic 0-2 Team Northumbria
The five victorious sides go into the Quarter Final draw, where they join
Newcastle United Reserves, Blyth Spartans and the current cup holders North Shields.
Coverage of that draw is on Wednesday's edition of Football Matters at
9.30pm on the Made in Tyne & Wear TV channel (Sky 117).
Two in - one out
Having left his
managerial post at Blackpool following their demotion to League Two last
May, former Magpie Neil McDonald has a new job in the Premier League.
The 50 year-old Tynesider has been confirmed as an assistant to Hull City
boss Mike Phelan, returning to a number two role after similar previous
stints at Bolton Wanderers, Crystal Palace, Lincoln City, Leeds United,
Blackburn Rovers and West Ham United.
Another former SJP favourite found himself in an assistant role
on Tuesday, when Wolves ended their 87 day association with Manager Walter
The Molineux club have turned to his number two Rob Edwards as interim boss
- with Scott Sellars stepping up from U23 coach to assist him in
first team matters.
Leaving his job as Wigan boss on
Tuesday though was old boy Gary
the price for just two Championship victories so far in fourteen attempts.
Taking charge in April 2015 following his retirement from playing, 34
year-old Caldwell led Wigan to the League One title last season.
Lewis Gibson (England U17):
Azerbaijan (n) won 2-0 ECQ
Lewis played the full 90 minutes in Buftea.
Thu 27.10.2016 Romania (a) won 3-0 ECQ
Another full shift and clean sheet for Gibson in Buftea.
Sun 30.10.2016 Austria (n) ECQ
Owen Gallacher (Scotland U19):
Tue 25.10.2016 Liechtenstein (n) won 1-0 ECQ
Owen's participation is tbc.
Thu 27.10.2016 Andorra (n) won 1-0 ECQ
Owen's participation is tbc.
Sun 30.10.2016 Israel (n) ECQ
Cottagers on top
Fulham U23s 2
Newcastle U23s 1
report is online here
Tractor Boys ploughed
Newcastle 3 Ipswich Town 0
Watch the goals 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.
*NUFC have announced that their members only away ticket policy
will be relaxed for selected 2016/17 away games:
"Season ticket holders and members will continue to enjoy priority access to
all away match tickets as normal, with demand
expected to be extremely high for most fixtures.
"However, should away tickets not completely sell out during designated
priority sale periods, the club will make them available to all fans where
Heading to the Toon?
Fri 28.10.2016 U23s v
Hartlepool United (h) @ NUFC Academy, 1pm. Central League Cup.
Sat 29.10.2016 Preston North End (a)
@ Deepdale, 3pm. Championship. SOLD OUT. Allocation: 5,600.
Mon 31.10.2016 U23s v
smoggies (h) @ SJP, 7pm. Premier League 2.
Fri 04.11.2016 U23s v
Bristol City (a) @ venue tbc, 7pm. Premier League Cup.
Note new date.
Sat 05.11.2016 U18s v Stoke City (a) @ Clayton Wood, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 05.11.2016 Cardiff City (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Championship. Public sale now.
Sat 12.11.2016 U18s v
Manchester United (h) @ Little Benton, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Note new date.
Sat 12.11.2016 Martin
Hardy "Tunnel of Love" book launch event -
Sat 19.11.2016 U18s v
West Bromwich Albion (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League.
20.11.2016 Leeds United (a)
@ Elland Road, 1.15pm. Championship.
ST holder sale now, 100 points. £37 adults, £25 aged 60/disabled/ 16 to 22 years,
U16s £18, U11s £9. U16s must be accompanied. Allocation: 2,764.
Live on Sky Sports.
Mon 21.11.2016 Martin
Hardy discusses the writing of "Tunnel of Love" @
Lit & Phil, Westgate Road, Newcastle. Tickets free but must be
pre-booked via 0191 232 0192.
Mon 21.11.2016 U23s v
West Bromwich Albion (h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm. Premier League 2.
Sat 26.11.2016 U18s v Everton (a) @ Finch Farm, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Sat 26.11.2016 Blackburn Rovers (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Championship. Member sale now,
public sale Mon 31.10.2016 (online), Mon 07.11.2016 (in person / by
Mon 28.11.2016 U23s v
Blackburn Rovers (a) @ Lancashire FA, Leyland, 7pm. Premier League 2.
tbc.11.2016 Hull City (a)
@ KCOM Stadium, KO tbc. EFL Cup Quarter Final.
Fri 02.12.2016 U23s v
Southampton (a) @ Marchwood, 2pm. Premier League Cup.
02.12.2016 Nottingham Forest (a)
@ City Ground, 7.45pm. Championship. Ticket
details tbc. Allocation: tbc.
Live on Sky Sports.
Sat 03.12.2016 U18s v Wolves (a) @ Jack Hayward Centre, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Mon 05.12.2016 FA
Cup Third Round draw. Time tbc. Involves NUFC.
Championship season ends (all games kick off at Noon).
(Championship playoff final takes place at Wembley Stadium on Mon
NUFC UK live TV coverage:
NUFC Live on Sky Sports:
Leeds United (a) 1.15pm
Fri 02.12.2016 Forest (a) 7.45pm
Wed 14.12.2016 Wigan Athletic (a) 7.45pm
Mon 26.12.2016 Sheffield Wed (h) 7.45pm
Mon 02.01.2017 Blackburn Rovers (a) 3pm
(Live games selected up to and
including Mon 02.01.2017).
League Cup (aka The EFL Cup):
QF w/c 28.11.2016
SF1 w/c 09.01.2017
SF2 w/c 23.01.2017
F Sun 26.02.2017
United enter in Round 3.
F Sat 27.05.2017
Rugby League Magic Weekend 2017:
Saturday 20th May 2017:
Widnes Vikings v Wakefield Trinity (2.30pm)
Hull FC v St Helens (4.45pm)
Wigan Warriors v Warrington Wolves (7pm)
Sunday 21st May 2017:
Catalans Dragons v Huddersfield (1pm)
Leigh Centurions v Salford (3.15pm)
Castleford v Leeds Rhinos (5.30pm)
International Magpies |
National Service |
2016/17 international breaks:
African Nations Cup Finals (Gabon):
14.01.2017 to 05.02.2017,
in Libreville, France Ville, Oyem-Bitam and Port-Gentil.
A: Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Cameroon, B.Faso
B: Algeria, Zimbabwe, Tunisia, Senegal
C: Ivory Coast, Togo, DR Congo, Morocco
D: Uganda, Ghana, Egypt, Mali
Coxy's Cockup Corner |
Whoops, He did it Again... |
The Telegraph's sports desk may well be terrified,
but Mitro wasn't quite that incendiary against PNE:
(John B, Ross W and
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
This Day in History
Born Or Died:
1942 Death of Jack Dowsey,
1947 Dennis Martin born,
Winger signed from Kettering Town by West Bromwich
Albion, later joining an upwardly mobile Carlisle United -
where he scored their last goal in Division One.
Martin arrived on Tyneside in October 1977 at a cost
of £40K - one of the few moves soon-to-be-ex-boss
Richard Dinnis was able to make in the transfer
A goal on his debut at Manchester United couldn't
prevent his new side from losing 3-2 and his first
home start against Bristol City saw another goal in a
However with the team anchored to the bottom of the
league, Martin dropped out of the picture after
Christmas and by March 1978 had been left for
Finishing his playing career at Kettering via a spell
out in Denmark with Fremad Amager (near Copenhagen).
He then settled in Northamptonshire, working in
1962 Death of Willie Bertram,
1972 Lee Clark born, Wallsend.
(1988-97 & 2005-06, Coach 2006-07)
A product of Wallsend Boys Club,
midfielder Lee captained England at schoolboy and
youth level, netting a hat trick for the former in a
4-1 win over Italy at Wembley Stadium in May 1988.
Making his reserve team bow aged 15, Clark was handed
a senior debut by United boss Jim Smith at Bristol
City in September 1990, scoring his first goal at
Wolves two months later.
Regularly watched by a Liverpool scout in his early
games, Clark blossomed as one of a crop of Tynesiders
fielded by manager Ossie Ardiles during his brief SJP
The first of Lee's 11 England U21 caps came against
Czechoslovakia in May 1992 alongside future Magpie
colleagues Andy Cole and Paul Kitson.
Part of United's 1992/93 promotion winning side, Clark
was a valuable squad member in the Premier League,
although a perceived lack of scoring prowess saw him
unkindly christened "jigsaw" in the United
dressing room (ie goes to pieces in the box).
And although he scored the first goal of Kenny
Dalglish's toon tenure (during an FA Cup replay win
over Charlton at SJP), Clark wasn't favoured by the
Scot and joined the mackems that summer, becoming
their record signing at a cost of £2.75m.
Helping the mackems return to the top flight in his
second season there, Lee's trip to support Newcastle
at Wembley Stadium in May 1999 proved to be memorable
- and not for the result, a 0-2 loss for the Magpies.
Donning a T shirt emblazoned with the motto "sad
mackem b*stards" and then posing for photos
made a return to wearside unwise and he joined Fulham
in a £3m deal.
In almost six years as a Cottager, Clark was a popular
figure on and off the field, but was afflicted with
Achilles injuries in both legs, which restricted his
Released by Fulham in 2005, Lee was then spotted at
Newcastle's pre-season training sessions, later
rejoining the Magpies on a month-to-month contract.
Early season injury problems saw him back in the side
and he even added one more goal to his Toon tally - a
late equaliser at home to the smoggies that kept
Graeme Souness in post for a few more weeks.
His last Newcastle appearance - and in his career -
came from the bench in the closing stages of a 1-0 home win over Chelsea during
Remaining at the club as part of Glenn Roeder's
coaching staff, Clark replaced Tommy Craig as reserve
boss when Roeder was appointed permanently.
Retaining that role under successor Sam Allardyce,
Clark was reunited with Glenn Roeder in November 2007,
becoming his assistant at Norwich City.
After just over a year at Carrow Road however, Clark
became a manager in his own right with Huddersfield
Town - enlisting Terry McDermott to assist him.
2009 saw him send out the Terriers to face Newcastle
in a home friendly, just weeks before the two sides
met again at SJP in the League Cup - something that
obviously gave him great pride, although he attempted
to downplay the occasion in his press call.
The 2010/11 season saw Clark guide Town to third place
in the league and victory over Bournemouth to reach
the play-off final, losing 0-3 to Peterborough at Old
However, he continued their unbeaten league record
into the following campaign and celebrated his 39th
birthday in the week that the Terriers reached the
That run eventually spanned 43 games but the Terriers
hierarchy were nervous about another promotion
campaign faltering, after Clark had convinced them not
to sell top scorer Jordan Rhodes.
A dispute with his Chairman saw Lee lose his job in
February 2012 but he was soon back in the game when
succeeding Chris Hughton at Birmingham City when he
Bringing in familiar faces Terry McDermott, Steve
Watson and Derek Fazackerley to assist him at St.
Andrews, Lee persuaded Peter Lovenkrands to join City
following his release by Newcastle that summer.
Adding SJP old boy Darren Ambrose, Clark then returned
to his former club to loan Shane Ferguson in February
2013, City ultimately ending up in 12th position.
Fergie then returned to City the following season as
Lee survived Birmingham's poorest start to a season
in 25 years.
City avoided relegation in dramatic fashion but Clark
was sacked in October 2014 with Blues once again in
Amid general surprise, he then swapped one disaster area for another, taking
charge of Championship crisis club, Blackpool.
That ended in an inevitable relegation for the Seasiders and Clark's departure
from Bloomfield Road in May 2015.
He was appointed Kilmarnock manager in February 2016 and led them to
play-off success over Falkirk, preserving their SPL status.
1982 Carl Heiniger born,
who appeared for Newcastle's academy and reserve
sides, having started his career as a junior at
After an unsuccessful trial with Bradford City, Carl
enrolled as a student at Bath University and played
for Team Bath, scoring a fine goal in a televised FA
Cup tie against Mansfield Town.
A move to German side Hessen Kassel didn't work out
and after a trial with Darlington, Heiny embarked on a
grand tour of Northern non-league clubs,
Bishop Auckland, Durham City, Seaham Red
Star, Newcastle Benfield, Newcastle Blue Star,
Workington, Barrow, Lancaster City, Gateshead, York
City, Whitby Town, Team Northumbria, Dunston Fed,
Consett, Nissan, Morpeth Town and Durham City.
1986 Matty Pattison born,
Johannesburg, South Africa. (2004-08)
Midfielder who joined Newcastle's
Academy at the age of 14 and impressed at youth an
reserve level, despite a lack of pace.
His first team debut came in as sub in a pre -season
friendly at Celtic in 2004, with our squad weakened by
an eye infection - just days before, he'd been on the
bench for the reserves at Shildon.
However he then suffered a cruciate injury in training
and missed most of that season, before returning to
fitness - and then falling victim to the same injury
in a youth game.
Another period of rehab followed before he made his
senior competitive debut at home to Everton as a late
sub, in February 2006.
The United manager in charge that day was Glenn
Roeder, and after being appointed as Norwich City
manager, he returned to SJP and took 'Patter' on loan
in December 2007.
A move to Carrow Road was made permanent the following
year and became a Canaries regular, scoring
his first senior goal against Nottingham Forest in
Matty had made the headlines earlier that year when
arrested for drink driving, reportedly waking up after
a heavy night and believing he was late for training,
jumping into his car while still over the limit.
Unfortunately it was Sunday morning - and although
City weren't training, the Norfolk Constabulary were
on duty and spotted the player driving erratically.
August 2009 saw the player leave Norwich, moving to
Mamelodi Sundowns in his native South Africa, for an
When questioned about the move, Matty admitted that he
was motivated by the chance of being selected for
South African World Cup squad and believed he'd stand
a better chance as a home-based player.
However, that failed to happen and despite one
international call-up - against Swaziland in January
2010 - Pattison failed to make it into his nation's
By early 2012 Matty was looking for a new club and was
reported to be on trial with Dynamo Moscow before turning up at Leeds United and netting
during a practice game against Newcastle Reserves.
No contract offer was forthcoming at Elland Road
however and after a further stint at Hibernian,
Pattison returned to South Africa and subsequently
appeared for both Santos and Bidvest Wits.
A further attempt at restarting his career in England
then saw Matty appear for MK Dons on trial in 2014.
That didn't work out but by October he'd teamed up
with former SJP colleagues Adam Bartlett, Craig
Baxter, Carl Finnigan and Lewis Guy at
Failing to inspire a promotion push from the
Tynesiders, Pattison left the International Stadium in
the summer of 2016 and was signed by Blyth Spartans.
1894 Manchester City (h)|
Dickson, Thompson 3, Graham
Sharples 2, Finnerhan, McReddie
1900 Notts County (h)
1906 Preston North End
1919 Alnwick Ex
Servicemans XI (a)
Hall 5, Hibbert 2, Carr
1923 Middlesbrough (h)
Seymour, 2, Hampson(pen)
1928 Sunderland (a)
Jack Hill made his United debut, having turned down a
move to his first opponents.
1934 Port Vale (a)
Murray, Smith 2
Reid 2, Phillips
run at Fratton Park continued, but they would return there
in the FA Cup the following March and record a memorable
United became the first English side to play under the
new Easter Road floodlights.
Charlton Athletic (a)
Charlton handed a debut to 18 year old Brian Kinsey at
outside left, who struggled initially but would go on to
become a cornerstone of the Addicks side.
Scunthorpe United (a)
Thomas 2, Brownsword(pen)
Future Magpie Barrie Thomas scored net twice in what
was the first league meeting of the two sides - and
United's debut at the old Showground (kicking off at
6.45pm on a Friday to boost the crowd).
By the time of the return game on Tyneside some five
months later, Thomas was in the Newcastle lineup - and
Swansea Town (h)
Fell 2, Suddick 2, Thomas, og
A third six-goal return for United in sixteen games,
after putting half a dozen past the Boro on Tyneside and
repeating the feat against Walsall at Fellows Park.
A Newcastle Select XI won 6-2 at Roker Park in Brian Clough's Testimonial
31,000 fans raised £10K for Clough, who
sustained a career- ending knee injury in a collision with
Bury's former United 'keeper Chris Harker in 1962.
Current Magpies Ollie Burton and Jim Iley were on target,
along with guest quartet Ian St.John, Tony Hateley, Colin
Dobson and old boy George Eastham.
Clough himself scored both home goals, while Arsenal's
George Armstrong played for United.
Marshall, D.Craig, Clark Burton, Thompson, Iley Armstrong,
St.John, Hateley, Eastham, Dobson.
1966 Wyn Davies signed for Newcastle in an £80,000
move from Bolton Wanderers and went straight into the
first team for a Tyne -Wear derby within forty eight
Tottenham Hotspur (a) 2-0 (0-0)
Midfielder Tommy Gibb marked his return to the
Newcastle first team with a goal - and would also find the
net in the following two games.
Manchester United (a) 2-7 (1-3)
League Cup 4th Round
Altogether now "We hate Man U, 'cos they beat
Cambridge United (h) 2-0 (2-0)
Debut for Billy Rafferty. Programmes that season had a
scratch the player's head competition on the front which
no-one ever seemed to win....
Leeds United (h)
(2-4 on aggregate)
League Cup 2nd Round
Highlights of this game were famously shown on the BBC
"Sportsnight" that night minus a "missing goal" that the cameras failed to
capture while showing a replay of a previous effort.
Newcastle led 2-0 on aggregate when Jeff Clarke scored in
the second minute but Leeds scored twice in the 90 minutes
to level on aggregate and then twice more in extra-time.
footage is online here - Part I
Youtube footage is online here - Part II
Beardsley(55), Wharton(70), McDonald(6)
Sinnott(62), Sterling(65), Blissett(87)
After a 5-5 draw at QPR in their previous venture
south a month earlier, United shared the points in
That was due in part
to a penalty save from Kevin Carr, who foiled Nigel
Striker George Reilly was in the Hornets side for this
game, but had moved to Newcastle by the time the teams met
later in the season.
Youtube footage is here (2 goals only)
West Bromwich Albion (h) 1-1 (0-1)
Jim Smith gave a debut to Matty Appleby but United's
winless run was extended to four games, after Colin
Anderson's equaliser earned Brian Talbot's Baggies a
By the time the sides met at the Hawthorns the following
May, both had new managers - Ardiles for United, Bobby
Gould for Albion.
footage is online here
League Cup 3rd Round
A tie more notable for the non-appearance of Andy
Cole than a predictable defeat.
Lee Clark also missed out after being dropped to the
reserves following his weekend bust-up with boss Kevin
Keegan at the Dell. Warren Barton netted for the Dons at
footage is online here
Tranmere Rovers (a)
League Cup 3rd Round
Dalglish younger (Paul) scored his first Newcastle goal, with senior (Kenny) an onlooker on
a damp night at Prenton Park.
Bristol City (a)
Robinson, Coppinger, Beharall
A Magpies XI provided the opposition in this reserve
team kickabout at Ashton Gate, with spectators urged to turn up in
Halloween Fancy Dress...trick or treat?
Bellamy(19), Solano(49), Acuna(86)
A third away win in just five Premier League games for
Sir Bobby's side, who moved up to sixth spot as a result.
Former Magpie Pistone was in the Toffees starting XI, with
Walter Smith turning to subs Duncan Ferguson and Paul
Gascoigne in a vain attempt to find a breakthrough.
Norwich City (h)
League Cup 3rd Round
Goals from Jermaine Jenas
& Shola Ameobi secured our passage into Round Four of
the Carling Cup at a blustery SJP.
Former Magpie Darren Huckerby netted from the spot after
the break but a defence featuring debutant Ronny Johnsen
at the age of 35 years and 4 months held firm.
positive feeling that had been engendered by the midweek
3-1 home victory over Spurs, United failed to build on
that result against the Royals, who had shown some recent
This was the game when the
relationship between boss Sam Allardyce and Toon fans
irretrievably broke down.
2008 Two quick goals from youngster Sammy Ameobi
helped the reserves win 2-1 at Hartlepool in the Central League Cup.
2009 NUFC club statement:
Newcastle United are delighted to announce that Chris Hughton has been named the permanent manager of the Club, his contract will run until the end of the 2010/11 season.
Derek Llambias, Managing Director of Newcastle United, said:
"We are delighted that Chris has accepted the post of full time manager. He has done a terrific job this season and we wish him every success for the rest of this season and beyond. He will continue to receive our full backing and support."
And Chris Hughton added:
"It is a very proud day for me to be named as the manager of this magnificent football club. I thank Mike and Derek for their support and will be doing everything in my power to get the Club back into the Premier League at the first time of asking.
"Having the unequivocal backing of the players has helped me enormously and I would also like to thank Colin
Calderwood, Paul Barron and the rest of the backroom staff who have never been anything but tremendously supportive to me this season."
The statement continued:
"At the same time the Club has confirmed that it has been withdrawn from sale and is no longer on the market."
Carling Cup Fourth Round
Gunners ended our League Cup hopes for another season at SJP, as they continued their 100% run against us in this competition,
registering both a fourth victory and fourth clean sheet with this success.
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Following the game, the club released this unambiguous
"Chris (Hughton) is our manager, and he'll
remain our manager, and we will renegotiate his contract at the end of the
We're not sure which year they were referring to, but it
all ended for Chris less than six weeks later, following a 1-3
A stuttering display from his side saw Alan
Pardew become the
first Newcastle manager since Joe Harvey in 1967 to endure back to back Tyne-wear derby
Steven Fletcher headed home after an early corner wasn't
dealt with, but after Mathieu Debuchy levelled with his
first goal for the club, disaster seemed to have been
However a disputed free kick on the halfway line
proved to our undoing, future Magpie Jack Colback involved
in the move that saw loan striker Fabio Borini smash the
ball past Tim Krul to give Gus Poyet his first win.
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2014 Three mad minutes saw the reserves
lose their seasonal unbeaten record at Hartlepool's
Leading 1-0 through Adam Campbell, United conceded two late goals to nominal home side Middlesbrough
- the win taking the Teessiders top of the table ahead of
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