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Don't forget the clocks
an hour at 2am on Sunday morning! *****
sees the Magpies play the first of six Premier League
games in London this season, as they head to White Hart Lane for a 1.30pm
The game isn't live on UK TV, with the rescheduling to compensate for the home
side having played Asteras Tripolis at home in the Europa League on Thursday.
That finished in a 5-1 victory for Mauricio Pochettino's side, with Harry Kane
grabbing a hat trick before Hugo Lloris was dismissed late on and Kane went in
United have sold their 2,200 allocation and the usual dry
train alcohol restrictions will apply on the return journey from Kings Cross
to Newcastle, beginning with the 16.45 departure until the end of service and
also including the two Grand Central departures to the dark place.
Ahead of the game Alan Pardew said (not to NUFC.com as London24 said -
see Coxy's Corner):
"I can feel a little bit more confidence in and around the camp. But we have
to improve results full stop going forward.
"We go to Spurs and have to be disciplined and offer a threat. It’s about
trying to attack the game and get a win.
"We went to Spurs last season and put in a fantastic performance. We will go
back there with good memories.
"Ryan Taylor should return this week. It’s an inspirational story. I’m so
pleased to put his name on the sheet to travel."
that tributes will be paid on Sunday to their former player and
manager Bill Nicholson, who passed away aged 85 almost exactly ten years
Nicholson also played for Newcastle as a wartime guest while serving in the
Durham Light Infantry, appearing for the Magpies 19 times between April 1943
and April 1944.
The match programme is a whopping £5.
Ryan Taylor has been added to the squad while Papiss Cisse is doubtful.
Jonas Gutierrez, the current status of the ten senior players reportedly unavailable is as
Samuel Ameobi: (injury tbc) now available tbc Paul Dummett: (injury tbc) now available tbc
Emmanuel Riviere: (injury tbc) now available tbc Cheick Tiote: (calf) now available tbc Mike Williamson: (injury tbc) now available tbc
Rolando Aarons: (hamstring) early November Siem De Jong: (leg) late December/early January
Adam Campbell: (hernia) no return date Curtis Good: (hip) no return date Davide Santon: (knee) no return date
The last public mention of Santon came in mid-August, when Alan Pardew
confirmed a specialist had recently examined his problematic knee and revised
the target date to resume training from September to November.
Newcastle to win @ 4/1 Game to end scoreless @10/1 Gabriel Obertan to score in a 1-0 win @ 100/1
quoted odds were accurate at the time of writing, but subject to fluctuation -
click on the link above to display current live odds). THFC: Nabil Bentaleb, Kyle Walker and Kyle Naughton
are injured, while Federico Fazio is suspended after marking his
Premier League debut with a red card during Saturday's 1-4 defeat at
Recording home wins over QPR (4-0) and Southampton (1-0), Spurs were beaten at
White Hart Lane by both West Brom (0-1) and Liverpool (0-3) and come into
Sunday's game with just one PL win in six games.
Taylor - first time in charge of Newcastle this season, with his only
appointment in the 2013/14 campaign the FA Cup defeat by Cardiff City.
trains until 09.50am on the line between Enfield and Bethnal Green that
includes White Hart Lane Station - if you're using that route, check to make sure the work hasn't over-run:
Engineering work at Victoria Underground Station also means that sections of
the District and Circle Lines are closed all weekend.
UK TV: None
Digi Sport 1 (Svk) +HD
Fox Sports 2 (Oz) (delay)
Fox Sports 2 HD (Ned)
J Sports 4 (Japan)
NBC Sports Live Extra (USA)
QQ Sports China
SuperSport 3 Africa
TSN 2 (Canada)
TV3 Sport 2 (Den)
ViaPlay (Denmark) +HD
ViaPlay (Sweden) +HD
UK Radio:Live on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports
NE Radio: Live commentary on BBC Newcastle
Overseas Radio: Live commentary on talkSPORT
Other Premier League fixtures(3pm
Sat25.10.2014: West Ham v Manchester City
Liverpool v Hull City
Southampton v Stoke City
mackems v Arsenal
West Bromwich Albion v Crystal Palace
Swansea City v Leicester City (5.30pm) Sky
Sun 26.10.2014: Burnley v Everton (1.30pm) Sky
Manchester United v Chelsea (4pm) Sky
Mon 27.10.2014: QPR v Aston Villa (8pm) Sky
Magpies @ Cockerels - Premier League era:
2013/14: Won 1-0 Remy 2012/13: Lost 1-2 Gouffran 2011/12: Lost 0-5 2010/11: Lost 0-2 2008/09: Lost 0-1 2007/08: Won 4-1 Butt, Geremi, Owen, Martins 2006/07: Won 3-2 Huntington, Martins, Butt 2005/06: Lost 0-2 2004/05: Lost 0-1 2003/04: Lost 0-1 2002/03: Won 1-0 Jenas 2001/02: Won 3-1 Acuna, Shearer, Bellamy 2000/01: Lost 2-4 Solano, Dyer 1999/00: Drew 1-1 Speed (FAC) 1999/00: Lost 1-3 Solano 1998/99: Lost 0-2 1997/98: Lost 0-2 1996/97: Won 2-1 Ferdinand 2 1995/96: Drew 1-1 Ginola 1995/96: Won 2-0 Sellars, Ferdinand (FR) 1994/95: Lost 2-4 Fox 2 1993/94: Won 2-1 Beardsley 2
2014/15 season Magpie
Mover tickets remain available to NUFC season ticket holders. Priced
at £20 (£21 by post) they allow free travel on buses, Metro,
trains & ferries in Tyne and wear for three hours before and after
competitive home first team games. Order online
Ashley's Rangers loan
and share package
From the BBC, Saturday:
The Rangers board has agreed Mike Ashley's offer of a £3m loan and a proposed
new share issue.
The Newcastle United owner put forward a financial package on Friday, as did
businessman Brian Kennedy.
Following overnight discussions, directors agreed to Ashley's offer on Saturday
morning with an official announcement expected on Monday.
It is understood that, as part of the agreement, chief executive Graham Wallace
will step down.
English businessman Ashley, who owns 8.29% of the Glasgow club's shares, had
called for the removal of Nash and Wallace as part of his offer. Nash resigned
as a director on Friday.
As it stands, under Scottish FA agreement Ashley is not allowed boardroom
influence or more than 10%.
But his underwriting of a share issue could take his stake above that threshold
if there is not enough buy-in from other investors.
Kennedy was involved in an unsuccessful attempt to take over Rangers in 2012
Rangers need a financial injection to cover wages beyond November and Sale
Sharks owner Kennedy became a surprise latecomer in the battle for control.
In response to the news that Ashley's offer had been accepted by the board,
Kennedy said he was "disappointed for Rangers" but would not be commenting
Former director Dave King had also offered fresh funding to Rangers but could
not agree a deal following talks with key shareholder Sandy Easdale and the
Before returning to his South African business base on Thursday, King issued a
statement saying that his group's offer remained on the table and that he was
hopeful it would be accepted.
In response to news of Ashley's offer, King insisted it did not affect his own
bid "in any way".
Ashley, who already has control of Rangers' shirt sales and retail division and
owns the naming rights for Ibrox Stadium, refused to back King's proposal.
Sandy Easdale, who controls a 26% block of shares, also declined to agree to
While Ashley is demanding two representatives on the board, King also wanted to
choose its chairman.
Nash, the former Arsenal and Liverpool executive, had been employed as a
financial consultant by Rangers before joining the board in July.
Wallace, currently on a family holiday in Greece, and Nash had been supportive
of the bid by King's group, which includes fellow Scottish businessmen George
Letham and Paul Murray.
Having seen a recent upturn in results halted by a 1-4 home loss to Everton
last Saturday, United's youngsters travel to Brockhall in search of points on
Kick-off is listed as 11am in the latest Premier League bulletin, but NUFC
confirm that they are working to the originally-published 12.30pm start
time that is also referred to on the official BRFC website.
Blackburn's only win so far this season came on the road (at Stoke), with
losses on home turf to both Manchester clubs (1-4 twice) and Everton
Two meetings with Rovers last season favoured the home side, with United
losing 1-4 in Lancashire but triumphing 2-1 at Little Benton in the return.
Squad: Stefan Broccoli, Kyle Cameron, Luke Charman, Jamie Cobain, Ben
Drennan, Nathan Harker, Mackenzie Heaney, Jack Hunter, Louis Johnson, Joe
Kerridge, Adam Laidler, Sean Longstaff, Michael Newberry, Lewis Suddick, Daniel
Ward, Owen Wheeler.
A loan taking U18 squad players James Atkinson and Andy Hall to
Barnsley for a month has been agreed, but defender Atkinson has already
returned, suffering a knee injury soon after linking up with the
Proud sponsors of
the 1990s, journalist Michael Walker has spent far too much time in press
boxes and on terraces reporting on the fortunes of the North East's "big
three" and many other clubs across the region. The fruits of his not
inconsiderable labours are now available as "Up There".
Described by the publishers as "part social-history, part
travelogue", it tries to give the importance of football in these
parts some sort of rational context and answer that one giant question - why
do we keeping f*cking up?
Dipping into his own back pages to build a
narrative ,the author also sought out a number of football personalities with
a tale to tell, ranging from Stan Anderson to John Hall, Howard Kendall to
Alan Kennedy and Rob Lee.
Highlighting the vast collection of silverware amassed by home-grown managers
and players and examining how that talent dried up, "Up There"
transcends club rivalries and aims for the bigger picture - entries in the
index for Tony Blair and Ernest Bevin sit next to Peter Beardsley.
Having said that though, a healthy proportion of the book is devoted to
Gallowgate matters, with some particularly strong coverage of events involving
messrs Hall, Ashley, Keegan and press bans etc. that debunk a few myths. "Up There" is available from all good bookshops now and can
be ordered direct from the publishers here.
Michael will also be signing copies in Newcastle late next month (details tbc)
accompanied by former Magpie Rob Lee.
be in with a chance of winning a
copy, just email us herewith your answer to this question:
promotion in 1984, the-then Newcastle manager attempted to sign Steve Bruce,
Mark Hateley and Kevin Sheedy, but was blocked by the club's board and
resigned. Who was that manager?
The closing date is SunOct 26th
@ 11pm, subject
is: Up. No purchase
necessary, no age restriction and entries welcome from anywhere in the world,
although free prize delivery is restricted to UK addresses only.
Those choosing their own subject line will be disqualified.
Issue 115 of True Faith is now available in digital-only format. Click
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Online subscriptions cost £17.99 annually, with a £5.99 quarterly option.
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lads: The borrowers
Magpies currently on temporary assignment
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (AS Roma) A night to forget for the defender, who completed the
full 90 minutes of a 1-7 home hammering by Bayern Munich in the
Champions League on Tuesday evening. Next game: Sampdoria (h) Serie A, Saturday
Jamaal Lascelles, Karl Darlow (Nottingham Forest)
Usual rules applied for manager Stuart Pearce at Watford in the Championship on
Tuesday, with goalkeeper Darlow starting and defender Lascelles on the bench.
That was unchanged at full time, when the score was 2-2. Next game: Blackburn Rovers (h) Championship, Saturday.
Remie Streete (Port Vale) Another unused substitute selection for the defender on Tuesday night, as
Scunthorpe United shared four goals at Vale Park in a League One fixture. Next game: Leyton Orient (h) Saturday.
Jonathyn Quinn (Blyth Spartans) A first Spartans start for Quinn against Skelmersdale United at Croft Park
in a Northern Premier League game on Tuesday. Jonny's second Blyth goal put his
side ahead but the visitors levelled and it ended up 1-1. Next game: Leek Town (a) FA Cup Saturday.
Marveaux (Guingamp) The winger played 71 minutes of a 0-0 draw away to Dinamo Minsk in
the Europa League on Thursday.
Next game: Nice (h) Ligue 1, Sunday.
Hatem Ben Arfa (Hull City) Next game: Liverpool (a) Premier League, Saturday.
Freddie Woodman (Hartlepool United) The final game of Freddie's month-long loan saw him remain on the bench
as 'Pools were beaten 1-3 at Accrington Stanley in League Two on Tuesday.
Fan Forum #5 minutes
Monday saw the fifth meeting of the fan forum run by NUFC, what they
"term an opportunity for members to quiz the club on any issues on
behalf of all supporters, as well as being the club's opportunity to redress
the balance with facts. All questions and answers are published on the club's
website for the wider fan base". minutes
are available online here
A few things that caught our eye:
Ambitions for the current season:
"The club's minimum target this season is to finish in the top
ten of the Premier League."
Whether that tenth place is the trigger for staff bonuses to be paid this
season wasn't elaborated upon. Striker arrival in next transfer window:
"....additional attacking players had been pursued. The club are
continuing to look at potential targets but stressed no guarantee could be
made in reference to January."
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa situation:
"The move was sanctioned in the interests of all parties. There is the
possibility that the transfer could become permanent at the end of the loan
period at around the fee Newcastle United initially paid for him*.
"The club added that it had initially reached a verbal agreement for a
replacement defender in the summer. Because the deal with AS Roma took longer
than expected, the replacement transfer was no longer possible.
"The club's view was that the deal to allow Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa to leave
was in the interests of all parties and, after taking the medium-to-long term
view, the club let him leave."
* reported as £6.7m by Sky Sports in January 2013
That appears to back up the one in / one out line that was peddled by the club
in the closing days of the last transfer window - what does occur to us was
that the "replacement transfer" that couldn't be completed was
actually a permanent switch for Jamaal Lascelles from Forest, which could only
then be concluded as a loan leading to a future transfer.
Recall rumours for the Nottingham Forest loanees:
the club are
delighted to have secured both Jamaal (Lascelles) and Karl Darlow and
while they will be big assets to the squad in future, it was not true that
they could be recalled from their current loan deals until the end of the
The question of why Lascelles was part of the Premier League squad list
NUFC submitted in September (but Darlow wasn't) didn't then get asked by
Regarding the story about Lascelles and the fact that the club confirmed it
was wrong, it's yet to be seen whether the media outlets who published that
would be subject to a ban. If they consider it "patently untrue"
then they'll be out, or if "incorrect information" then they'll stay
Leicester City (h) kickoff delay (i):
Asked how NUFC communicated information on this:
The club used social media and club website, sent emails to broadcasters
and journalists and gave face-to-face updates to reporters and TV/radio
personnel, while stewards around the stadium used loud hailers to
communicate with fans.
There's a danger here that the club are relying on social media to get
messages out, regardless of whether fans use those networks - or could even
connect to them.
Our reading of the "loudhailer" comment is that there's no PA
system around external areas of SJP - in contrast to other Premier League
stadia (eg Old Trafford, Anfield), where announcements are regularly made on
That begs the question of how emergency situations would be dealt with if
turnstiles were already open and fans were leaving and arriving at the same
time. Those inside the ground would hear the PA, but those outside wouldn't be
Given the large number of spectators unfamiliar with SJP who will attend both
rugby events in 2015, it's surely worth reviewing all possible communication
Leicester City (h) kickoff delay (ii):
When asked about fans adversely affected by the late finish to the game
because of booked trains, the club responded by saying that:
Those supporters are asked to write to the club's Box Office (St. James'
Park, Newcastle, NE1 4ST) so that the club can assess complaints on a
(We're aware of some of who left the game early because of service specific
ticket bookings and others who stayed and were charged additional fares on
later trains. Anyone who used public transport other than the train ie coach
services or flights may also wish to write to the club).
Update: Scotland U16s have selected United youngster Owen Gallacher
for their Victory Shield opener.
The striking son of former Magpie John Gallacher is in the squad for the game
against Northern Ireland at St Mirren on Friday October 31st. The tie is
live on Sky.
Two young Magpies are away on international duty this week as follows:
Kyle Cameron (Scotland U18s):
Tue 21.10.2014 Czech Republic (a) Hradec Králové FR
The Newcastle defender started on the bench and was introduced into the action
around the hour, providing an assist in a 2-0 victory for the Scots.
Thu 23.10.2014 Czech Republic (a) Hradec Králové FR
Promoted to the starting XI and playing for 80 minutes, Kyle helped his side to
a 3-2 success.
Paul Woolston (England U17s): Sat 25.10.2014 Cyprus (a) Paphos ECQ Mon 27.10.2014 Macedonia (n) Paphos ECQ Thu 30.10.2014 France (n) Paphos ECQ
Having been out of football for eight months since resigning as Newcastle U21
coach in February, Willie Donachie has been appointed assistant to new
Hartlepool United boss Paul Murray.
During a thirty year coaching career, Donachie served Oldham Athletic,
Everton, Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Ipswich Town and Millwall.
Managing Millwall in his own right, Willie's association with United began in
2009 when he joined the Academy staff. Subsequently taking over reserve team
duties, he left following a dressing room confrontation with defender Remi
Streete after a reserve derby defeat.
PS: Donachie's old team visit Victoria Park next Monday evening, but
rather than Pools, Newcastle will face their Boro counterparts there in an U21
Premier League game.
Police statement, Thursday:
"The family of MH17 victim John Alder would like it to be known
that John's body has now been returned to Gateshead and would like to express
their gratitude for all the support and good wishes received during this long
and difficult period.
"Preparations are now being made for a private funeral service for John's
family and friends later this month."
A message on behalf of John's sister, Joyce:
As those who knew him will be aware, John was a very private person and we'd
like to say our farewells to him along with family members and his close
friends. For this reason the date of the funeral has not been publicised.
Your understanding is appreciated and once again, we'd like to place on record
our thanks for the countless kind thoughts and gestures from John's fellow
football fans - they have been a great source of comfort to his family.
Off to see
The palatial splendour of Upton Park:
yours for £43
While travelling toon fans have seen price reductions for six Premier League
games this season due to reciprocal pricing agreements and the Away Fan Fund,
the stark reality of admission costs will soon be reinforced.
In return for an average view and facilities reminiscent of a cattle mart in a
tube station, Newcastle fans will pay the bargain price of £43 - £1 more
than last season.
That puts them top of the rip-off chart thus far, but with many other pricier
outfits yet to show their hand:
Prices paid/confirmed so far this season:
£43 West Ham
£41 Aston Villa £31 Spurs * £25 Southampton, Swansea City £20 Everton, Stoke City £15 West Bromwich Albion
Looking at the other games, indications are that we'll pay the following (with
slightly cheaper ones at some venues, ie lower tier at Chelsea):
Manchester City £51
Manchester United £46
Crystal Palace £32
tbc (last season price in brackets):
Hull City (£30)
Leicester City (n/a) (mackems paying £35 next month, which makes them Cat B.
Cat A is £40).
PS: Both Burnley and Liverpool have classified their home games against
Newcastle higher than their meeting with the mackems. That means that we can
expect to pay £5 more at Turf Moor and up to £9 more at Anfield.
Wednesday sees Newcastle on the road to the Etihad
Stadium for a Fourth Round Capital One Cup tie against the current holders,
Kickoff is at 7.45pm and the Magpies have sold their full allocation of
around 3,000. As
usual in this competition, the tie must conclude on the night - via extra time
and penalty kicks if required.
United have failed
to beat City in
league and cup
games and lost the
last 11 meetings. The last Magpies scorer was Demba Ba at SJP in
2012, 489 minutes ago.
We exited from this competition
at the same point last season when losing 2-0 to City in extra time at SJP.
Our first cup tie at the Etihad Stadium
provides a further opportunity to record a maiden victory at that venue - over
a decade after our first visit in May 2004.
Our ten visits there ended in two draws and eight defeats and we've only held
the lead twice, repelling City for 40 minutes following Alan Shearer's 9th
minute opener in February 2005 and defending a 29th minute strike from Obafemi
Martins for nine minutes in September 2007.
The Quarter Final draw will take
place live on Sky Sports on Wednesday night, following their coverage of our
tie. Those ties will be played in w/c Monday 15.12.2014. Squad: Davide Santon, Siem De Jong, Rolando Aarons and Adam Campbell remain
sidelined through injury.
Paddy Power match betting will follow here
MCFC: Ahead of the tie, City are at West Ham in the Premier
League on Saturday lunchtime.
The current Capital One Cup holders put seven past Sheffield Wednesday without
reply in the last round to make it seven ties in this competition since Aston
Villa won a Third Round tie 4-2 at the Etihad in 2012.
In those seven victories, City have scored 29 goals and conceded two.
Referee: Stuart Attwell -
Warwickshire-based whistler who was once the bright hope of the Select Group of
Referees and the youngest person to take charge of a Premier League game.
We first encountered him competitively on Boxing Day 2009 when he officiated
our 2-2 draw at Sheffield Wednesday at the age of 26. A trio of Premier League away games then
followed: a 1-1 draw at Wolves in August 2010 when he booked a dozen players, a
0-0 draw at Blackburn in February 2011 and a 0-1
loss at Villa two months later.
Attwell was demoted to the Football League list in early 2012 and hasn't
UK TV: Live on Sky Sports (highlights on BBC1 at 11.05pm)
Overseas TV: beIN Sports (France)
Setanta Sports Australia
Sport TV1 (Portugal)
SuperSport 3 Africa TV10 Sweden
UK Radio: Live on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports
NE Radio: Live commentary on BBC Newcastle
Other Capital One
Cup Fourth Round ties:
Bournemouth v West Bromwich Albion
Fulham v Derby County
Liverpool v Swansea City
MK Dons v Sheffield United
Shrewsbury Town v Chelsea Sky
Stoke City v Southampton
Spurs v Brighton and Hove Albion
will be our 136th game in this competition since it was founded in 1960. To
date we've recorded 62 wins, lost on 55 occasions and drawn 18. Conceding 186
goals, we've scored 216.
Victory for Alan Pardew's side would put them into the Quarter Finals of the
competition for the seventh time in the 44 years they've entered, and the first
time since a single goal home defeat to Chelsea in December 2006.
v United - Cup Record:
2013/14 lost 0-1 (h) LC
2001/02 won 1-0 (h) FAC Solano 1994/95 won 3-1 (h) FAC Gillespie 2, Beresford 1994/95 lost 0-2 (h) LC 1994/95 drew 1-1 (a) LC Jeffrey 1976/77 lost 1-3 (h) FAC Gowling 1975/76 lost 1-2 (n) LC Gowling 1974/75 won 2-0 (a) FAC Nulty, Burns 1968/69 lost 0-2 (a) FAC 1968/69 drew 0-0 (h) FAC 1956/57 won 5-4 (a) FAC White 2, Curry, Tait, Casey 1954/55 won 3-1 (n) FAC Hannah, Milburn, Mitchell 1923/24 won 2-0 (n) FAC Harris 2
League Cup Top Scorers
- current NUFC players:
3: Ryan Taylor
2: Sammy Ameobi, Papiss Cisse, Emmanuel Riviere 1: Paul Dummett, Yoan Gouffran
City v United - PL era:
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 2002/03 Lost 0-1 2000/01 Won 1-0 Shearer 1995/96 Drew 3-3 Albert 2, Asprilla 1994/95 Drew 0-0 1993/94 Lost 1-2 Sellars* 1993/94 Drew 1-1 Jeffrey (LC)
(games before 2003/04 at Maine Road)
Wednesday saw NUFC season ticket holder Mark Allison aka Run Geordie Run
announce the route of his latest and longest charity quest - from Lisbon to
Running to raise funds for The Children's Foundation and the Sir Bobby Robson
Foundation, Mark intends to complete the 3,580 miles in 100 days during 2016.
His planned route will include Portugal, Spain, Andorra, France, Italy,
Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey.
And if that wasn't enough, Mark also announced plans for further runs in 2018,
2020, 2022 and 2024 - by which time he hopes to have completed the remaining
13,642 miles of his 20,000 mile lap of the planet. Mental.
RGR v the World to date:
2007 874 miles in GB (£34,108) 2011 3,100 miles in USA (£105,322) 2013 2,384 miles in OZ (£55,126)
St.Andrews on Monday that Birmingham City had parted company with manager Lee
Clark following a poor start to the season.
The Blues sit fourth bottom of the Championship after recording just two wins
plus five draws in their dozen league games so far this time round - having
flirted with relegation until the final moments of last season.
Following Clark out of the door is fellow former Magpie Steve Watson,
with SJP old boys Terry McDermott and Derek Fazackerley having
left back in February.
Unaffected by the managerial change so far though is another ex-Magpie, City's
U21 coach Alan Thompson.
Take one iconic aerial photo of
St. James' Park unadorned by commercial branding....and cut it up into four
pieces. That's the slightly unlikely premise of a Tyneside-based company who
have produced this stunning glass effect
acrylic wall art image of the stadium in full colour.
Each A4-sized quarter has polished edges,
doesn't require framing and is
supplied with wall mounting. In addition to
the four-piece edition pictured above, the same SJP image is also available in
a single piece A3 size edition.
These unique items will be on sale soon via
NUFC.com, but while final preparations are concluded,
we hadone of each to give away in a free-to-enter
we hadone of each to give away in a free-to-enter
asked the following question hoping for answers of The Popular Side or
something of that ilk, but a few respondents seemed to have some geographic
Known as the East Stand since opening for business back in 1973, what
was the standing terrace that previously
occupied that side of
St. James' Park usually known as?
Winners were chosen randomly as follows:
Neil Hindson, Washington (A3)
Scott and Ruth Robinson, Bristol (A4)
On the opening day of ticket sales, they officially commence at 10am.
Away tickets are sold only to season ticket holders and members. All ST holders are also automatically members (a non-negotiable fee is
added annually by NUFC to each ST).
A £1 administration fee per ticket applies to away sales in all competitions, with no upper limit.
In addition, non-NUFC members pay the same fee on home ticket sales.
NUFC's members only away ticket policy is
still in force, with
only NUFC ST holders and members able to purchase tickets. NB: for the
pre-season games listed below, two tickets per member number can be bought.
The 20 team event runs from 18.09.2015 to 31.10.2015 with three games at SJP:
Sat 03.10.2015 South Africa v Scotland Fri 09.10.2015 New Zealand v Tonga Sat 10.10.2015 Samoa v Scotland
Now: Traveling Fan Packages
Now: Hospitality Packages Now: English rugby club members
11.2014 / 12.2014 General sale First come, first served basis.
The way international matches are scheduled is changing, as UEFA confirm:
The Week of Football means matches take place over six days from Thursday
to Tuesday. Kick-off times will be set largely at 18.00CET and 20.45CET on
Saturdays and Sundays and at 20.45CET for Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays and
On double-header match weeks, teams will play on Thursday and Sunday, Friday
and Monday or Saturday and Tuesday.
2014/15 match dates :
London24 seem to think we interviewed
Alan Pardew ahead of the visit to Spurs!
“I can feel a little bit more confidence in and around the camp. But we have to
improve results full stop going forward,” Pardew told
What's this all about then? Click here
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
On 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
Turning to scouting with Coventry City under Gordon
Strachan, 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 coached at
He later joined the staff at San Bernadino and worked
as a truck driver.
1974 Paulo Baier born, Ijui, Brazil. (2000)
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.
Division Two Milburn(30), Pearson(75), Stobbart(32),
57,184 After netting five times the previous weekend at Bury,
the Magpies maintained their form in front of goal against
1952 Arsenal (a)
Division One Roper 2, Lishman
63,744 A fourth successive away loss was to be the last of
five first team outings for United's stand -in 'keeper
1958 Manchester City
Division One Eastham, McGuigan, White 2
54,837 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
Friendly White 2
12,230 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)
Division One Lorimer, Johanneson
30,347 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)
Division One Osgood(58)
40,088 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 Hibbitt
Brown (10pen, 27)
7,927 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)
Division One Gowling(90)
24,057 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.
Division Two Lee(15,46,86), Fillery(34), Walker(43), Chivers(51)
22,916 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)
Division One Hodge 2
14,614 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 Whyte
22,619 A first
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)
22,992 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)
Premier League Gillespie(27)
36,716 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)
Premiership og(Eranio)(41), Shearer(52)
35,614 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. NUFC.com match
2001 A 2-1 win for
the Reserves at Sheffield Wednesday with Shola Ameobi
scoring twice. NUFC.com
Premiership Speed(17), Shearer(28pen), Ameobi(61)
52,161 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. NUFC.com match
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 their West Terrace ground.
Kris Gate led the way with a hat-trick, while Marc Walton
grabbed two. Liam Atkin and Nicky Deverdics completed the
as a sub was Egyptian youngster Mohammed Al Gabbas - one of the
winners of the Arab SoccaStars talent show - whose prize
was a year at our Academy. However, this proved to be his
sole public appearance.
2006 Portsmouth (h)
Carling Cup 3rd Round
25,028 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.
NUFC.com match report
Harry Kewell opened the scoring for Liverpool
Reserves after half an hour at Warrington, heading in a Sebastian Leto corner from the right but
Jonny Godsmark replied
for Lee Clark's side three minutes before half-time.
Jordy Brouwer got Liverpool's winner eight
minutes after the break when Fraser Forster seemed to fumble a Lindfield cross
and Bouwer knocked the ball into the empty net. NUFC.com match
Premier League Ameobi(30)
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! NUFC.com match report
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 Obertan(48)
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. NUFC.com match report