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Despite seven changes to the line-up that beat Ipswich Town on Saturday, a
rampant Newcastle side scored six goals without reply for the second time this
season as they reached the last eight of the EFL Cup.
A staggering 49,042 crowd at St. James' Park saw the Magpies record their
sixth successive victory in all competitions on Tuesday night - leaving
ten-man PNE reeling ahead of Saturday's Championship re-match.
Dwight Gayle and Ayoze Perez were both omitted from Rafa's starting selection,
but stand-ins Aleksandar Mitrovic and Momo Diame both bagged
braces - the latter scoring his first goals in a black and white shirt.
Matt Ritchie fired another from the spot and Ayoze Perez added
to Saturday's pair as United also hit the goalframe three times and missed an
open goal on a night when they could well have hit double figures.
The visitors hardly helped their cause when Alan Browne received a straight
recklessly catching Jack Colback with his arm - the United player
hospitalised for tests after taking a blow in the face.
At that stage it was just 1-0 when Mitrovic marked a rare start by heading
home an inch-perfect Ritchie free-kick at the Leazes End after 19 minutes.
Diame then opened his account by drilling in a low shot from 25 yards before
somehow contriving to take a Mitrovic pass and slice wide with the goal
Ritchie won a 53rd minute spot kick and despite
Mitrovic pleading to take it, the designated penalty taker hid the ball up
his shirt before lashing it into the roof of the Gallowgate goal
to kill the tie.
At that point the disconsolate Mitrovic looked close to tears but soon perked
up and netted his second of the night. Waltzing through the visiting defence in an
echo of Peter Beardsley at Portsmouth in 1983, he finished in style before
being booked for peeling off his shirt.
Further goals seemed inevitable and Christian Atsu tested the woodwork with
both a curling shot and a header - Isaac Hayden having earlier rattled a post.
Mitrovic failed to complete the hat-trick he craved - heading an opportunity
narrowly wide - but Diame struck again from distance for 5-0, before
substitute Perez hit home a half-cleared corner in added time to round off
what was an absolute rout.
Playing with ten men for over an hour inevitably made this a damage limitation
exercise for Simon Grayson's side, but to say that the dismissal was crucial
to the outcome is to underplay the exhilarating quality and tempo of United.
That was very evident at 11 v 11.
Having barely dirtied them all game, Matz Sels threw his gloves into the
crowd, while the SJP PA played "Freed from Desire" (aka "Mitro's
on fire") leaving both the Gallowgate End and our Serbian jumping for
Also in Wednesday's Quarter Final draw are Arsenal, Leeds, Hull, Liverpool,
Manchester City or United, West Ham or Chelsea and Southampton or the mackems.
Our tie comes between a Saturday home game against Blackburn Rovers on
November 26th and a Friday night visit to Nottingham Forest on December 2nd. A
sixth successive home draw would be rather handy - and bring a new competition
record 50,000+ SJP crowd.
NUFC: Sels, Yedlin, Mbemba, Hanley,
Dummett (Anita 57), Ritchie (Perez 74), Hayden, Colback (Shelvey 31), Atsu,
Subs n/u: Clark, Gayle, Gouffran, Darlow.
Goals: Mitrovic 19,55, Diame 38,87, Ritchie 53pen, Perez 90+1.
PNEFC: Lindegaard, Wright, Davies (Gallagher 46), Huntington,
Humphrey, Browne, Pringle (Clarke 46), Grimshaw, Spurr, Doyle, Makienok
Subs n/u: Beckford, Maxwell, Hugill, Robinson.
Sent off: Browne 27 (violent conduct)
Booked: Doyle, Wright.
Crowd: 49,042 - just 860 short of the highest ever in this
competition at St. James' Park. The visitors came with around 1,500 fans
housed in the usual bit of L7.
Top six League Cup crowds @ SJP:
1975/76 Spurs 49,902
2016/17 Preston North End 49,042
2003/04 West Bromwich Albion 46,932
2004/05 Norwich City 42,153
2000/01 Bradford City 41,847
2004/05 Chelsea 38,055
This was the largest crowd we've played a League Cup tie in front of since the
60,004 present at the Emirates for a 0-2 defeat by Arsenal in September 2007.
"It is important to have players pushing
and trying to show they can do well. We have three or four players who have
not been playing too many games. They come in and they play at this level, it
can only be positive for the team and the future.
pleased to see Mitrovic, Diame, Atsu, or even Yedlin. There were a lot of
"I was surprised to see so many fans, but it is not a surprise in this
case because they are coming and supporting the team and getting behind the
team from the beginning.
"I’m really pleased to see so many fans, and really pleased also
because we played well. We scored goals and they will enjoy this for two or
"The difference between the Premier League and the Championship is
clear, but can we win this competition?
"It is the cup, so I will never say never. Let’s wait to see what the
draw brings us in the next round.
"I have to concentrate just on Preston on
Saturday, wait and see what happens in the draw and after, maybe I can
answer those questions.
"They will try to amend the situation, they
will try to change things, we will be playing away, so it will be totally
"It's another competition, so we have to enjoy it. Normally I say one or two
days and after, concentrate on the next game. It will be tough, for sure."
PNE boss Simon Grayson said:
"It was a horrible night.
"When you give exceptional players time and room, you make it a long,
long evening. It went from bad to worse with the sending off. This time last
year, their manager was at Real Madrid, they are a fantastic side.”
Asked if Saturday's
league game would be different:
"It better be. I'm not going through that
again on Saturday. This is a big arena, it's a big pitch - they make it big
- it will be different on Saturday.
"I'm not going to make promises that it's going to be a different scoreline,
but I'd like to think that it will be.
"We could have played our strongest team from Saturday and still been beaten
tonight. The league is our priority, but we are hugely disappointed."
EFL Cup - Fourth Round ties:
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
Manchester United v Manchester City Sky
Southampton v mackems
West Ham United v Chelsea
Referee: Andrew Madley - second visit to SJP this season for the
whistler from West Yorkshire, following the 4-1 Championship victory over
It's a year to the day since Andy's brother Bobby wrongly dismissed Fabricio
Coloccini and awarded the mackems a penalty in the wear-Tyne derby.
Our biggest victory in this competition since the
success at Notts County in October 1993 was also equal to United's
most emphatic home victory: 6-0 beatings of Southport in September
1975 and Doncaster Rovers
in October 1974.
It's also the first time United have kept three
successive League Cup clean sheets for 42 years.
has started just three games this season: a 2-0 home win over Cheltenham
Town, a 6-0 victory at QPR and this 6-0 demolition of PNE at SJP.
We've reached this stage of the League Cup on 18 occasions in 57
seasons - advancing eight times and exiting on ten occasions:
Fulham (h) won 3-0
1975/76 QPR (a) won 3-1
1976/77 Manchester United (a) lost 2-7
1994/95 Manchester City (a) drew 1-1
1994/95 Manchester City (h) lost 0-2
1995/96 Liverpool (a) won 1-0
1996/97 smoggies (a) lost 1-3
1997/98 Derby County (a) won 1-0
1998/99 Blackburn Rovers (h) drew 1-1 (lost on pens) 2000/01
Birmingham City (a) lost 1-2
2001/02 Ipswich Town (h) won 4-1
2004/05 Chelsea (h) lost 0-2 (AET)
2005/06 Wigan Athletic (a) lost 0-1
2006/07 Watford (a) drew 2-2 (won on pens)
2010/11 Arsenal (a) lost 0-4
2011/12 Blackburn Rovers (a) lost 3-4
2013/14 Manchester City (h) lost 0-2
2014/15 Manchester City (a) won 2-0
2016/17 Preston (h) won 6-0
PNE @ NUFC - last ten:
2016/17 won 6-0 Mitrovic 2,
2009/10 won 3-0 Lovenkrands, Nolan,
1986/87 won 2-0 Roeder, Goddard (FAC)
1980/81 won 2-0 Harford 2
1979/80 drew 0-0
1978/79 won 4-3 Connolly, Withe, Shoulder, Barton
1964/65 won 5-2 McGarry 2, Cummings, Hilley, OG
1963/64 won 3-0 McGarry, Thomas, Burton (LC)
1963/64 lost 2-4 Kirkman, Burton
1962/63 drew 2-2 Suddick, Hughes
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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.
PS: 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.
Ex-Newcastle player Gary
Caldwell lost his job as the Wigan Athletic manager on Tuesday, paying
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.
Tractor Boys ploughed
Newcastle 3 Ipswich Town 0
Watch the goals online here
Lewis Gibson (England U17):
Azerbaijan (n) won 2-0 ECQ
Lewis played the full 90 minutes in Buftea.
Thu 27.10.2016 Romania (a) ECQ
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) ECQ
Sun 30.10.2016 Israel (n) ECQ
Cottagers on top
Fulham U23s 2
Newcastle U23s 1
report is online here
Hardy has followed up his well-received first book, "Touching
Distance" (revisiting Newcastle Unit's 1995/96 season) with a
"Tunnel of Love" takes up the story ahead of the 1996/97
season, chronicling life at SJP over the next thirteen seasons - recounting
what were an incredible sequence of events via his own press box view and
interviews with most of the major figures involved.
Buy author-signed copies online
here for £18.99 in hardback and if you missed out
on "Touching Distance" buy both for £30 - both
offers include UK delivery.
Overseas orders can be made, with books dispatched to 15 countries so far.
Please email email@example.com for
details of postal costs before placing an order.
Author-signed copies of "Tunnel..." are on sale from MJS
Computers at 30 Merton Way in Ponteland and the Post Office at 44 Earsdon
Road, West Monkseaton.
Martin will be at the Lit & Phil in Newcastle as part of the Books
on Tyne festival next month. Tickets are free for that event on Monday November 21st at 6pm, but
must be reserved in advance via 0191 232 0192. Further details online
Newcastle U18s 1 Manchester City U18s 2
A hard-won three points for Manchester City at Little Benton on Saturday
morning sent them to the top of the table - but Newcastle's youngsters
almost claimed a point after the visitors had their 'keeper sent off.
Without a win over City in the last seven attempts, United struggled to make
any impact in the opening exchanges and could have been behind before Nathan Harker fumbled a
27th minute corner to present striker Joe Hardy with a simple header from close range.
Hardy then doubled the lead four minutes later when heading in Luke Bolton's cross
from the right, but just four minutes later Newcastle were handed the chance
to get a foothold in the game from the penalty spot.
Jeremie Frimpong was penalised for a foul on Callum Smith but Mackenzie
Heaney's low and weak spot kick was smothered by City stopper Arijanet Muric.
Seven minutes after the break Owen Gallacher left his foot in when
challenging the 'keeper
and was booked, while Muric was shown a straight red for spitting.
Rather than making his way off the field though, Muric tumbled over outside
the area and received treatment on a leg injury before being stretchered
Substitute 'keeper Pawel Sokol came on in place of an outfield player and
within seconds was retrieving the ball from the back of his net
as Heaney squirmed into the box and shot home to half the deficit.
Gallacher then rather foolishly challenged Sokol for another 50/50 ball two minutes later
as temperatures rose further and although spoken to
by the referee there was no second yellow for the young Magpie.
Harker atoned for his earlier error by winning a one on one with Ian Carlo
Poueda on 72 minutes following a City breakaway, but United just couldn't
turn their belated dominance of possession into an equaliser - despite nine
minutes of added time.
Team: Harker, Spooner, Wilson, M.Longstaff, Cass, Kitchen, Gallacher
(Allan 75), Lowther, Sorensen, Heaney, C.Smith.
Subs: B.Smith, Long, Aziakonou.
Booked: Gallacher, C.Smith, Wilson.
played their rescheduled home
game with Barnet on Tuesday, drawing
2-2 at Rodney Parade. Kyle completed the full 90 minutes.
Kyle Cameron (Newport County)
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
Kevin Mbabu (BSC Young Boys)
There was a rare
90 minute outing for Kevin on Sunday as Young Boys scored four times without
Grasshopper in the Swiss Super League.
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
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.
Having played the entirety of a 1-4
defeat away to Bayern Munich in the Champions League in midweek, Siem wasn't
involved in the matchday squad as PSV defeated Sparta Rotterdam 1-0 on
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)
Valiants take Taylor
Update: Taylor scored from the spot on his debut as Port Vale came
from two down to salvage a point in League One against Oxford United on
Vale's former Magpie contingent has been boosted by the news that that League
One side have signed Ryan Taylor on a short-term contract.
The 32 year-old has been without a club since his deal with Hull City expired
last season and made his most recent competitive senior appearance in April
Taylor joins Vale after unsuccessful trials at Rotherham United and Wigan.
Already at the Burslem-based club are ex-Newcastle pair Jak Alnwick and Remi Streete.
The East isn't black & white:
that Newcastle have rejected a bid to buy the club from a consortium of
Chinese investors appeared in Thursday's Telegraph newspaper - but
without any indication of just when it allegedly happened.
Their take on it is that the club's relegation led to a "widespread
assumption abroad" that Mike Ashley was "looking to sell" for
"a bargain price". Quite who would have thought that likely is open
Similar speculation about a Chinese bid to buy the mackems has done the rounds
in recent days, but like this alleged Toon interest lacks any substance.
Full force Gayle!
the goals online here
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
Our last four visits to Deepdale all came on weeknights, with this the first
Saturday game there since a 0-2 loss during our promotion season of 1964/65.
can claim £20 in free bets when they sign up and wager at least £5 online
PNEFC: Alex Baptiste and Marnick Vermijl were both cup-tied on
Tuesday but available for this game, while Alan Browne will begin his
suspension following his red card at Gallowgate.
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)
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 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. Ticket
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 team tbc (?)
@ venue tbc, ko tbc. EFL Cup Quarter Final.
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 - draw date tbc
F Sat 27.05.2017
Northumberland Senior Cup:
Alnwick Town 2-4 Heaton Stannington
Ashington 1-2 Blyth Town
Morpeth Town v Whitley Bay
Newcastle Benfield v Bedlington Terriers
West Allotment Celtic v Team Northumbria
(NUFC, North Shields and Blyth Spartans all have a bye to the Second
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... |
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
This Day in History
Born Or Died:
1940 Walter Grant Malcolm
born, Musselburgh, Scotland. (1957-60)
Outside right signed from Dalkeith Thistle for £800 who had appeared at schoolboy level for
his country when a pupil at Musselburgh Grammar
Appearing on both flanks for United's reserve side, Grant
had his sole senior outing for the club in a
2-1 home win over Nottingham Forest in October 1959.
Within 15 minutes of his debut however, Grant
sustained an injury to his right ankle and although he
played on, was unable to show SJP fans his full
Grant later returned to his native Scotland, joining Raith Rovers
ahead of the 1960//61 season. He later appeared for
1944 Graham Carr born,
The son of former Newcastle reserve
Wilf Carr, Graham was playing centre half for South Northumberland Boys
when he caught the eye of United scout Temple Lisle.
Joining the Magpies as a schoolboy, Graham played
alongside the likes of David Craig, Bob Moncur and
Alan Suddick but failed to win a professional contract
and left SJP in 1962.
Turning out for Wallsend-based Corinthian Juniors,
Carr accepted a contract from
Northampton Town and won England Youth honours while at the County
Breaking into the first team during the closing weeks
of the 1964/65 season, both United and the Cobblers
won promotion and Carr featured when the two sides met
at SJP early in the following campaign.
Joining York City in 1968, Carr later went to Bradford
Park Avenue before moving on to Altrincham and Telford
An FA Trophy winner with Telford in 1971, Carr played
for Poole Town before joining Dartford - finishing on
the losing side for them in the 1974 Trophy Final.
After a stint with Tonbridge, a move to Weymouth
following in 1976, during which his son, TV presenter
Alan Carr was born.
Appointed caretaker boss in early 1977, Graham's
managerial career then took him on to Dartford and Nuneaton
Returning to Northampton in 1985, Carr steered them to
the Fourth Division title in 1987 before exiting again
A fleeting spell in charge of Blackpool was followed
by spells with Maidstone United,
Kettering Town, Weymouth and finally Dagenham & Redbridge
Scouting for Gordon Strachan's Coventry City, Graham later worked for Spurs and
Manchester City - serving both Kevin Keegan
and Sven Goran Eriksson at the latter.
Reunited with Eriksson at Notts County in 2009, Carr
had left his post by early 2010 when Newcastle boss
Chris Hughton (who had worked with him at Spurs)
sounded him out over a scouting role at Gallowgate.
Carr's scouting success saw him awarded an eight year
contract in June 2012, after the likes of Hatem Ben
Arfa, Cheick Tiote, Yohan Cabaye, Papiss Cisse and
Sylvain Marveaux were signed on the strength of his
Less thrillingly, he also oversaw the loan transfer of
goal-shy striker Luuk De Jong in the January 2014
Rock the Carrs
Bar....Carr opens a lounge
named after him at Northampton Town
1950 Mick Mahoney
The "super goalie" began his career with Bristol City
before switching to Torquay from where he was signed up by Newcastle
as a successor to Iam McFaul in the green jersey.
Making his debut in 1-0 home defeat to Everton in
April 1975, Mick was between the posts for United's
League Cup Final defeat by Manchester City in February
The relegation season of 1977/78 saw him share
goalkeeping duties with Kevin Carr and Steve Hardwick,
with his final outing coming in the early weeks of the
Declared surplus to requirements by manager Bill
McGarry (who preferred Hardwick), Mick then emigrated to the USA where he
joined the Chicago Sting in a £40K deal - United
making a £15 profit.
Moving to California Surf in 1979, he played in both
outdoor and indoor leagues - with the same side as
fellow former Magpie Graham Oates for a time.
Moving on to the Los Angeles Lazers in 1982, he
retired as a player four years later and then coached at
Mick later joined the staff at San Bernadino and worked
as a truck driver.
1958 Leo Houtsonen born, Pieksämäki, Finland
Defensive midfielder who began his career with Finnish side Kuopion
Palloseura in 1975, twice leaving for Oulon Palloseura (in 1978 and 1982) only
to return in 1981 and 1984.
1980 found him at Norwich City for a brief trial period, before linking up
with Newcastle during their pre-season tour of Sweden.
Days after his United trial ended, Houtsonen (along with former Magpie
Keith Armstrong) was in the OPS side who held Liverpool to a 1-1 draw in the
home leg of European Cup tie. They lost 1-10 at Anfield....
Internationally, he represented Finland between 1978 and 1986 and
after ending his playing days, enjoyed a successful career as a venture
1974 Paulo Baier born, Ijui, Brazil.
Midfielder who had a trial at United in 2000 during
Sir Bobby Robson's reign. but was soon returning to his club, Vasco de
Baier played for a host of clubs in his home land, including: Vasco da
Gama, São Luiz , Criciúma, Botafogo, Atlético, América, Goiás,
Pelotas, Palmeiras, Recife & Paranaense.
1893 Everton (h)|
Thompson 2, Sorley, Graham
1902 Derby County (a)
1905 Darlington (a)
Orr 3, Howie 2, Appleyard, Gosnell
1911 sunderland (h)
Hospital Cup Match.
1913 Manchester United
1919 Preston North End
Hibbert, Ramsay 2
1924 Cardiff City (h)
1930 Sheffield United
H.Johnson, Dunne 2
An awful run of form by the Magpies saw them lose for
the fourth successive time - defeat at Bramall Lane
meaning that they had conceded 15 goals in that run.
1941 sunderland (h)
Milburn(30), Pearson(75), Stobbart(32),
After netting five times the previous weekend at Bury,
the Magpies maintained their form in front of goal against
1952 Arsenal (a)
Roper 2, Lishman
A fourth successive away loss was to be the last of
five first team outings for United's stand -in 'keeper
1958 Manchester City
Eastham, McGuigan, White 2
After scoring a hat trick in a 4-3 victory at Preston
the previous Saturday, Len White grabbed another brace to
make it 14 goals in as many league games.
Magpies old boy George
Hannah scored his first goal for the visitors on his
return to SJP. Signing for Lincoln City in 1957, the
forward had made the switch to Maine Road just weeks
Newcastle dropped ten of the team who had beaten
Brighton at SJP the previous weekend - only Dick Keith
However, Middlesbrough went on to win the "Cock of
The North" three team tournament.
1967 Leeds United (a)
Fortess Elland Road claimed another victim, in a
season when Leeds lost once there -
beaten in their final home league game by Liverpool.
1969 Chelsea (h)
United's indifferent home form continued, with success
for a similarly inconsistent Blue side making it just one
win in five league outings at Gallowgate.
West Bromwich Albion (a) 1-2 (0-2)
2nd Round, 1st Leg
A small Hawthorns crowd saw their side take an early
lead when Bobby Gould won a penalty despite having fouled
Magpies 'keeper Willie McFaul.
Tony Brown then extended Albion's lead before Terry
Hibbitt reduced the arrears from distance.
1975 Stoke City (a)
With Gordon Lee's side looking set to lose a
seventh away game in succession, Alan Gowling won United a
point with a late leveller at the Victoria Ground.
Lee(15,46,86), Fillery(34), Walker(43), Chivers(51)
A traumatic first team debut for defender Bruce Halliday,
while Chris Withe and Chris Waddle were playing only their
second games, after midweek debuts in a home won against
The whole sorry spectacle was captured by the BBC Match of
the Day cameras, while much attention was drawn to the
astronomical cost of the top category of seating in the
East Stand - a whole £9. Remembered here.
1986 Aston Villa (a)
Defender Peter Jackson made his United debut, 48 hours
after completing a £250K transfer from Bradford City.
Jacko had an eventful first outing alongside Glenn Roeder
in our defence, needing three stitches in a head wound
after a first half clash with Villa striker Garry
Midfielder Steve Hodge scored both goals but within days
had moved from Villa to Spurs and faced us in both league
and FA Cup games the following February.
West Bromwich Albion (h) 0-1 (0-1)
League Cup 3rd Round
half goal from defender Chris Whyte ended United's run of
seven successive home wins in all competitions.
Stoke City (a)
League Cup 3rd Round
Beardsley(30,39), Ferdinand(52), Peacock(73)
Our final visit to the Victoria Ground before closure
saw a century-old club record of scoring in eight consecutive
games equalled by Les Ferdinand.
Stoke had Ian Clarkson
dismissed for bundling Ginola over, while the locals took
defeat badly with serious outbreaks of trouble to follow
the pre-match skirmishes.
Blackburn Rovers (h) 1-1 (1-0)
Injuries saw Kenny Dalglish use winger Keith Gillespie
as makeshift centre forward and he volleyed United ahead
with a fine effort that gave Tim Flowers no chance.
Rovers gained a point though when a shot from Chris Sutton
beat Pavel Srnicek with the aid of a deflection, while Des
Hamilton twice denied the visitors with goal line
Future Magpies Damien Duff and Kevin Gallacher appeared
for Roy Hodgson's side.
Derby County (h)
A Monday night TV game and a comfortable win
for United, after Silvio Maric touched on Nolberto
Solano's cross and Stefano Eranio helpfully knocked it
The Peruvian then centred again and with the Croatian
well-placed to shoot, Alan Shearer's well-timed run saw
him arrive to fire home.
However the injury woes of Bobby Robson's side showed no
sign of ending, as he was able to field Marcelino, Sandro
Pistone and Duncan Ferguson but lost both Warren Barton
and Kieron Dyer during the game.
2001 A 2-1 win for
the Reserves at Sheffield Wednesday with Shola Ameobi
Speed(17), Shearer(28pen), Ameobi(61)
A fourth successive league victory for United could
have been by a more emphatic margin, with old boy Shaka
Hislop having a busy afternoon on his return to Tyneside.
Newcastle Academy side were in friendly action, running
out convincing 7-0 winners on a damp night in County
Postponed from pre-season, United beat Northern League side Esh Winning
in front of around 140 fans at West Terrace.
Kris Gate (3), Marc Walton (2), Liam Atkin and Nicky Deverdics completed the
scoring while appearing
as a substitute was Egyptian youngster Mohammed Al Gabbas.
One of the
winners of the Arab SoccaStars talent show, his prize
was a year at United's Academy. However, this proved to be his
sole public appearance.
2006 Portsmouth (h)
Carling Cup 3rd Round
This was played in an SJP monsoon but
appropriately named referee A.Marriner, allowed it to go ahead.
Given a starting berth for the first
time, on-loan striker Guiseppe Rossi repaid his selection with a
finely-taken goal and a lively display to help ease us into the Fourth
Glenn Roeder's reward for winning this tie was a Fourth
Round trip to his
former club Watford.
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United broke new ground when
facing Liverpool reserves at the Halliwell Jones Stadium
of Warrington Wolves - Lee Clark's side losing 1-3 with
Jonny Godsmark on target.
United's proud unbeaten record on wearside was ended after 12 games, or 28
years & 6 months. This was also their first top-flight reverse there
since March 1967.
Ameobi's header in from Geremi's free kick had raised hopes of leaving here
with a second successive draw, but Richardson's deadly free kick flew past
Shay Given to deservedly win it for Roy Keane's side.
However, that conversion surely couldn't have come as a shock to anyone - Match
of the Day having highlighted him hitting the woodwork once and seeing another
one wrongly ruled out at Fulham the previous weekend.
And if anyone missed that, the cover photo of the match programme for this
game also featured a photo of the latter effort. D'Oh!
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2010 From the BBC:
Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll has admitted assaulting a
man in a nightclub.
At Newcastle Crown Court the 21-year-old
pleaded guilty to common assault and was fined £1,000. He was also ordered to
pay £2,500 compensation.
The court heard he threw his drink over
Michael Cook in Newcastle nightclub Blu Bambu in December.
Carroll said his glass accidentally slipped
out of his hand and caused a cut to Mr Cook's eyebrow.
He was also ordered to pay court costs of
Carroll had earlier denied assault
occasioning actual bodily harm - a charge which was dropped when he pleaded
guilty to the lesser offence.
Club Brugge (Belgium)
(h) 1-0 (0-0)
Europa League GSM 3
A moment of magic from Sammy Ameobi set up Gabriel Obertan
to net his first goal of
the season and fire United three points clear in their group.
The Belgian League leaders threatened a late equaliser but
duly became the fifth side from that country to be
defeated on Tyneside.
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Johnson(45+3pen), Jones(65), Fletcher(86)
Another new mackem
manager used the wear-Tyne derby to register their first
victory as United were again on the wrong side of a 0-3 defeat
that simply defied logic and belief.
The fact that it was former boss Sam Allardyce, made it even
more galling but referee Bobby Madley's
staggering decision to send off Fabricio Coloccini and award a penalty in first
half stoppage completely changed the
course of the game.
The dismissal was of course later rescinded, while the spot-kick was converted by soon-to-be convicted paedophile, Adam
Johnson, still allowed to
play by a club that already had in its possession overwhelming evidence that
would eventually see him jailed.
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