Stoke City (h)
Public sale now
Palace (a) Member sale now
City (a) ST
holder sale now (zero points)
Aston Villa (h)
Public sale now (online only)
trounce toothless Tigers
The team and fans celebrate the victory
City 0 Newcastle 3
John Carver celebrated his appointment as Head Coach until the end of the
season with his first win in charge of his beloved team, at a Wintry KC
Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Remy Cabella netted his first goal for the club and Sammy Ameobi and Yoan
Gouffran got their second goals of the season as United cruised to a
comfortable victory to pile more pressure on Steve Bruce's relegation
It was The Magpies' first clean sheet in the Premier League since the home win
over QPR back in November and although Steve Bruce's hapless Tigers seemed
incapable of scoring, there were slices of luck and some good officiating to
thank for the blank.
Linesman Darren Cann spotted a handball from Ahmed Elmohamady that looked to
bring the home side level in first half added time and happily the cheating
ex-mackem was booked before deflecting the third goal past his own 'keeper.
The first two goals were perfectly clean strikes from Cabella and Ameobi that
flew past Allan McGregor but the defending for all three goals was poor as our
scorers were allowed too much time and space to get their shots in.
Cabella was gifted the ball by Andrew Robertson but he still had a lot to do
before hitting a swerving effort from the edge of the box after Tim Krul had
kept it scoreless with a save from Curtis Davies' header.
The 'keeper managed to tip the ball onto Fabricio Coloccini's chest and a
prone Mike Williamson did well to get his knee to the ball as Nikica Jelavic
seemed certain to fire in the rebound.
Ameobi's strike came just five minutes after the break and it came from out of
the blue when he was invited to shoot from distance, his 30-yarder flashing
past a flat-footed McGregor.
Coloccini almost sliced an amazing own goal but Vurnon Anita cleared off his
line and Krul saved his captain after a woefully short backpass almost let
City back in.
Jelavic failed to convert from a yard out as a Krul save fell at the striker's
feet but Gouffran sealed the victory just six minutes after replacing the
Gouffran cut inside from the right and skipped past some half-hearted
challenges before his shot hit Elmohamady and wrong-footed McGregor.
Ayoze Perez, also on-form, made way for Papiss Cisse - back from African
Nations duty - and Mehdi Abeid replaced Ameobi in added time as United saw out
the remainder of the game with some ease.
The win took United back into the top half of the table ahead of the 3pm
kick-offs and left the Tigers in the bottom three. Stoke's 3-1 win over QPR
put us back down to 11th although a two-goal defeat for Swansea at Southampton
will see us back in the top ten.
Full match report to follow.
Team: Krul, Janmaat, Coloccini,
Williamson, Haidara, Anita, Colback, Cabella (Gouffran 72), Sissoko, Ameobi (Abeid
90+2), Perez (Cisse 82).
Subs n/u: Santon, Obertan, Riviere, Alnwick.
Goals: Cabella 40, Ameobi 50, Gouffran 78.
HCFC: McGregor, Elmohamady, Dawson, Davies, Robertson (Brady 71),
Ramirez, Livermore, Huddlestone, Meyler (Aluko 56), Hernandez (Ince 67),
Subs n/u: Bruce, McShane, Harper, Quinn.
Booked: Meyler, Elmohamady, Robertson, Livermore.
Crowd: 23,925 - including Paul Dummett who was spotted in the
Referee: Phil Dowd - second
appearance of the season for the Staffordshire whistler following the 1-1 draw
at Burnley last month.
Other Premier League results/fixtures:
Crystal Palace 0-1 Everton
Liverpool 2-0 West Ham
Manchester United 3-1 Leicester City
Stoke City 3-1 QPR
mackems 2-0 Burnley
West Bromwich Albion 0-3 Spurs
Chelsea 1-1 Manchester City
Arsenal v Aston Villa (1.30pm) Sky
Southampton v Swansea City (4pm) Sky
Toon @ Tigers - competitive
2014/15 won 3-0 Cabella, Ameobi,
2013/14 won 4-1 Sissoko 2, Remy, Anita
2008/09 drew 1-1 (PL) S.Taylor
2008/09 drew 0-0 (FAC)
1990/91 lost 1-2 (Div 2) McGhee*
1989/90 won 1-0 (FAC) O'Brien*
1989/90 won 3-1 (Div 2) McGhee, Anderson, Brazil*
1976/77 drew 0-0 (ASC)*
1935/36 won 3-2 (Div 2) Pearson, Smith, Imrie+
1934/35 won 5-1 (FAC) Bott 2, Cairns, Pearson, og+
1934/35 drew 1-1 (Div 2) Pearson+
1929/30 lost 0-1 (FAC)+
1912/13 drew 0-0 (FAC)+
Ex-Mag wins it
Newcastle player James Troisi scored the extra-time winner for
Australia as they beat South Korea 2-1 to lift the Asian Cup.
Troisi never got further than the bench during his time at Gallowgate but he
got the 105th minute winner after South Korea had taken the final to
extra-time with a 91st minute equaliser.
Ben Arfa banned
ratified the U21 Premier League on Friday as being within their definition of
competitive matches - meaning that the appearance Hatem Ben Arfa made
in it for Newcastle this season is counted as a bona fide one.
This over-rules a previous opinion to the contrary from the Premier League and
means that the French FA now cannot register the player for Nice until July,
as he appeared in the colours of Hull City and FIFA rules prevent anyone
playing for three teams in a season.
The former Magpie is allowed to train with Nice but cannot play competitively
for them in any game.
Former Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi has extended his Premier
League career by signing a short-term deal with Alan Pardew's Crystal
Local papers in South London reported that free agent Shola was at the Eagles' training
ground this week and he's now put pen to paper for the rest of this season.
West Bromwich Albion also made 33 year-old Ameobi an offer, with Baggies boss
Tony Pulis having managed him during a loan spell at Stoke City in 2008.
Ameobi could come up against Newcastle for the first
time in his career when John Carver takes his side to Selhurst Park on
/ Callum Roberts (Gateshead)
Both started and played the full game as Gateshead won 1-0 at Southport on Saturday
in the Conference.
Sylvain Marveaux (Guingamp)
Next game: tbc (injured)
Jamaal Lascelles, Karl Darlow (Nottingham Forest)
Next game: Both were unused substitutes as Forest lost again - this time
0-1 at home to Millwall in the Championship on Saturday.
Coach change confirmed:
Watson role clarified
Dave Watson (far right) v Southampton
Comments from John Carver published by the official club website on Wednesday
included the following:
"I love being on the training pitch and the role of the head coach is
to be hands-on out here.
"When you are a manager you have to manage the football club, but the
role has changed and it gives me maximum time on the training ground, coaching
"What I have done is given Steve and Dave more responsibility
because they are very good at what they do, and it is important that you
delegate to those who are talented."
The Dave in question is Dave Watson, who has been spotted alongside
Carver and coaches Andy Woodman Steve Stone in the dugout for recent games.
Former Norwich, Everton and England defender Watson joined Newcastle as U18
coach during November 2011, moving from a similar position at Wigan Athletic.
Taking caretaker charge of Everton for the final seven games of the 1996/97
season (won 1, drew 3, lost 3), the 53 year-old scouser had a fourteen month
spell as Tranmere Rovers boss during 2001 and 2002.
Scouting for Birmingham City while Steve Bruce was in charge, Watson then
joined Bruce at Wigan in 2008.
Watson's arrival amongst the first team coaches has coincided with Peter
Beardsley's absence, with the Magpies U21 coach alongside Carver during the
Burnley home game and FA Cup Third Round tie at Leicester.
Monday's U21 Premier League meeting with West Bromwich Albion (Feb 2nd)
will now take place at United's Darsley Park training ground, not Whitley Park
as was originally advertised.
Kick-off remains at 1pm but it's now behind closed doors, with no admittance to
the general public.
The following Monday's reserve home game against Arsenal (Feb 9th) remains a
7pm kick-off at SJP.
From the official club website, Wednesday:
Newcastle United have announced a freeze on the price of all season tickets
for next season and have significantly reduced the price for its younger fans
in the 18-21 seating area, with tickets being cut from £300 for the current
season down to £250 for 2015/16.
The Magpies have taken the lead in ticket pricing over recent years, with
initiatives including hugely popular long-term season ticket price-freeze
deals and a move to encourage reciprocal pricing agreements between opposing
clubs to drive down the cost of ticket prices for away fans.
The decision to reduce season ticket prices for young fans and to freeze all
other prices has been taken in line with the Club's policy to make football
affordable, reward loyalty, and also takes into consideration that by the
start of next season Premier League clubs will be aware of the value of the
new television rights deal negotiated by the Premier League with broadcasters,
to commence in 2016/17.
To ensure season ticket holders gain maximum value and to further reward their
loyalty, for next season single tickets for the higher category games will
be subject to a price increase and will, on occasions, be restricted to
members-only sales, meaning there will be no general sale.
It's difficult to fully explain what the highlighted passage means as
categorisation of the clubs to visit SJP next season isn't yet known (as is
which league they'll be in...) and the size of the increase is also
What it does underline though is that reciprocal pricing agreements that
have benefited supporters for the last two seasons will continue at the
current level - ie only agreed by clubs who can't guarantee selling out
matches between each other and cutting prices therefore benefits clubs, not
just the supporters.
PS: the lack of a general sale is a pre-existing situation that requires
non-season ticket holders to purchase a membership to have any chance of
buying tickets for derby matches etc (or ask a season ticket holder, who
automatically receives membership privileges).
Having made it through the group stages, Ivory Coast and Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote
are now preparing for a Quarter Final tie against Algeria on Sunday.
Success in that will then see them take on the winners of the Congo v DR Congo
in a semi-final tie on Wednesday. Games continue to be shown live on British
AFCON remaining games:
Sat 31.01.2015 Congo v DR Congo (4pm)
Sat 31.01.2015 Tunisia v Equatorial Guinea (7.30pm)
Sun 01.02.2015 Ghana v Guinea (4pm)
Sun 01.02.2015 Ivory Coast v Algeria (7.30pm)
Wed 04.02.2015 Congo/Dr Congo v I.Coast/Algeria (7pm)
Thu 05.02.2015 Tunisia/E/Guinea v Ghana/Guinea (7pm)
Sat 07.02.2015 3rd/4th place playoff (6pm)
Sun 08.02.2015 Final (7pm)
Cheick Tiote (Ivory Coast)
Tue 20.01.2014 Guinea drew 1-1 (played full game)
Sat 24.01.2014 Mali drew 1-1 (played full
Wed 28.01.2014 Cameroon (5.45pm British Eurosport)
Saturday's scheduled U18 home league game against Manchester City has been
postponed, with the visitors playing an FA Youth Cup tie against Stoke on
A new date for the Newcastle v City game is awaited.
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A 6-0 victory over Swansea City on Wednesday saw Chelsea move a
step closer to retaining the FA Youth Cup - and set up a Quarter Final visit
to the North East.
The Blues will face the winners of the Fifth Round tie between Newcastle and
the mackems, staged at the stadium of plight next Wednesday, February 4th.
Kickoff is at 7pm and a result must be achieved on the night, via extra time and penalties if
Toon fans will be housed in the South Stand. Access is via
turnstiles 61 and 62 and admission is £3 adults, £1 U16s &
If they can see off the red and whites, Newcastle would enjoy home advantage against
Chelsea, who ended our interest
in this competition at the same stage last season, winning 3-2 at SJP.
Remaining FA Youth Cup Fifth Round ties:
Arsenal v Crewe Alexandra
04.02.2015 mackems v Newcastle United
Southampton v Leicester City
Spurs v Manchester United
FA Youth Cup Sixth Round draw:
Southampton or Leicester v Birmingham City
mackems or Newcastle v Chelsea
Manchester City v Arsenal or Crewe Alexandra
Nottingham Forest v Spurs or Manchester United
XI 3 Carlisle United XI 1
behind closed doors friendly at Darsley Park on Tuesday afternoon gave pitch
time to a trio of returning Magpies, with Siem De Jong, Mehdi Abeid
and Gabriel Obertan all included in the starting line-up.
A day short of his 26th birthday, De Jong completed 45 minutes and found the
net, equalising after Mark Beck had beaten Freddie Woodman to put the
Second half goals from Haris Vuckic and Lubo Satka then
won it for the Magpies, with Adam Armstrong seeing his penalty effort saved by
Dan Hanford after substitute Alex Gilliead had been chopped down in the area.
Abeid and Obertan were both withdrawn midway through the second half while
Jonas Gutierrez and Davide Santon completed the full game. Rob Elliot, Ryan
Taylor and Rolando Aarons didn't feature.
Team: Woodman, Barlaser (Atkinson 76), Williams, Satka, Santon, Abeid
(Ward 59), Vuckic (Bigirimana 73), Obertan (Gilliead 59), De Jong (Quinn 46),
Gutierrez, Armstrong (Heardman 82). Sub n/u: Harker.
"for the future"?
While the urgent and ongoing need for experienced defensive and striking cover
at Gallowgate remains, inbound transfer claims suggest an extension of the
speculate to accumulate buying policy.
Four names are currently doing the rounds - amid claims that the completion of
any deals would see them loaned back to their current club for the rest of
Tyrone Mings (Ipswich Town) English-born 21 year-old left back (who has
also played as a central defender). No international callups, under contract
Dele Alli (MK Dons) English-born 18 year-old central midfielder.
England U19 international, under contract until 2017. Alli completed 90
minutes for MK Dons in a 1-1 draw at Scunthorpe on Tuesday night.
David Concha (Racing
Santander) Spanish-born 18 year-old striker. Spanish U19 international,
contract status tbc. Senior debut for Santander in Jan 2014.
Jorge Mere (Sporting Gijon)
Spanish-born 17 year-old central defender. Spanish U19 international, contract
status tbc. Senior debut for Gijon awaited - currently playing for their B
team, debuted for them in Sep 2013.
The previous transfer window saw United sign
Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Karl Darlow (24) and central defender Jamaal
Lascelles (21) and promptly loan both back to the City Ground for the
duration of the season.
PS: Confirmation came from the club on Tuesday that 17-year old Academy product Callum Roberts
had now signed his first professional deal at Gallowgate.
No duration was mentioned by United, but it's believed that the winger is now
under contract until the end of the
saw John Carver confirmed by the club as head coach for the remaining
sixteen games of the season:
Newcastle United can confirm
that John Carver will take the role of head coach until the end of the 2014/15
Managing director, Lee Charnley, said: "At the beginning of this process
it was my desire and intention to appoint an individual to the position of
head coach who would be available to start immediately.
"Having now explored at some length the options available to us at this
time, the decision has been taken to defer the appointment of a permanent head
coach until the end of the season.
"The head coach will be a long-term appointment that will play a major
role in shaping the future on-field progression of Newcastle United and it is
vitally important that we get the right individual.
"John has a long history with the
Club and has the full support of the board. Our goal for the season of a
minimum top ten finish remains unchanged and we are confident that John,
supported by the backroom staff, will be able to deliver this."
John Carver, said: "This is a proud day for me.
"I have worked with, and learnt from, the best manager that this football
club has had in Sir Bobby Robson. I know what this Club means to this city and
its people. I believe in my players and the staff I have around me.
"I am confident that we can deliver exciting successful football and look
forward with relish to my role as head coach of this great football
50 year-old Tynesider took interim charge of the first team ahead of the home
game with Burnley on New Years Day following the departure of Alan Pardew.
Seeing United draw 3-3 in his first game, Carver then presided over a 0-1
defeat at Leicester in the FA Cup, a 2-0 reverse at Chelsea and most recently
the 2-1 home loss to Southampton.
Confirmation of his appointment until late May is seen as further evidence
that the club's preferred candidate for the role on a permanent basis is
unavailable at present - or that there's no desire to make any appointment and
Carver is merely seeing out the season.
Whether JC could make sufficient impact in that 20 game stretch to convince
United that he's their man in the long term is doubtful, but he remains under
contract until September 2020 and therefore in line to keep a post within the
club - or receive a considerable payoff.
It also reinforces the managerial structure at the club, with no requirement
for a manager to be in post when decisions over the future of players soon to
be out of contract are made (a situation that Ryan Taylor, Jonas Gutierrez,
Sammy Ameobi, Jak Alnwick, Adam Campbell, Remi Streete and Lubo Satka all face
The following terse statement from Newcastle
United on Tuesday afternoon confirmed the first departure from Gallowgate
during the current transfer window:
Newcastle United defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has completed a transfer
to AS Roma after meeting a contractual condition contained in the loan
agreement between the clubs.
The French defender joined Roma on a loan deal in September 2014 but it has
now become a permanent move.
A 1-1 draw at Fiorentina in Serie A on Sunday saw Yanga -Mbiwa make a 20th Roma
appearance, automatically converting his loan deal into a permanent transfer.
Italian media sources claim that a pre-determined fee of €7m is payable, understood to
include the initial €1.5m loan fee paid back in August.
Yanga-Mbiwa moved to United in January 2013 from French
side Montpellier at a claimed cost of €8.4m.
Real deal for misfit Mag
Former Newcastle flop Xisco has moved again, dropping down to the
Spanish Second Division and joining his hometown club, Real Mallorca on loan.
Now 28, Xisco is in his third season at Cordoba, scoring a total of eighteen
goals during the first two and helping them seal a return to the Primera
League in 2014.
However he failed to win a regular first team place once back in the top
flight this time round. Nine appearances included just a solitary start and
Xisco's only goal of the season came against Real Sociedad back in
Former Magpies finding new clubs this month:
Shola Ameobi (free agent, joined Crystal Palace)
David Edgar (loaned to Huddersfield by Birmingham)
Aidan Grant (free agent, joined Lincoln City)
Lewis Guy (left Gateshead, joined Barrow)
Marwood (left St.Mirren, joined Forest Green)
Brandon Miele (free agent, joined Shamrock Rovers)
James Tavernier (loaned to Bristol City by Wigan)
(loaned to Real Mallorca by Cordoba)
for Toon teens
Magpies youngster Mackenzie Heaney is in the England U16 squad for a
four team friendly tournament to be staged at the FA's St.Georges Park base next month.
The 16 year-old forward is named in a 20 man squad for fixtures
against Switzerland on Monday February 16th, Slovakia two days later (both
1pm) and France on Saturday February 21st (2pm).
And fellow Newcastle player Paul Woolston has been included in
England's U17 selection for the upcoming Algarve Tournament.
North Shields-born Wooly is one of two goalkeepers in the squad to face
Holland on Friday 13th February, Portugal two days later and Germany on
Tuesday 17th February.
John Carver's Newcastle side are in home league action on
Sunday week (February 8th), when the Potters head to Gallowgate for a 2.05pm.
The game is live on Sky.
Tickets are on public sale now.
Power match betting is online here
Newcastle to win @ 13/10
(NB: quoted odds were accurate at the time of writing, but subject to
fluctuation - click on the link above to display current live odds).
Striker Bojan Krkic misses out due to injury, while defender Robert Huth is
Engineering work means that
there's no metro service between North Shields and Shiremoor on Sunday until
6pm. Replacement Bus service 900 will operate.
Details of the X50 Soccerbus linking the Metrocentre Coach Park and
the X40 Great Park & Ride connecting from the north of the city are
UK TV: Live
on Sky Sports 1
Overseas TV: to follow
UK Radio: Live
commentary on talkSPORT
NE Radio: Live commentary on BBC Newcastle
Overseas Radio: Live commentary on talkSPORT
Potters on Tyne -
2013/14 won 5-1 Remy 2, Gouffran,
2012/13 won 2-1 Cabaye, Cisse
2011/12 won 3-0 Cabaye 2, Cisse
2010/11 lost 1-2 Nolan
2008/09 drew 2-2 Owen 2
2007/08 won 4-1 Owen, Cacapa, Milner, Duff (FAC)
1989/90 won 3-0 Kristensen 2, Quinn
1984/85 won 2-1 Waddle, Anderson
1978/79 won 2-0 Connolly, Withe
1976/77 won 3-0 T.Craig, Burns, Nattrass (LC)
Latest Premier League fixtures:
(3pm kickoff unless specified)
Spurs v Arsenal
Aston Villa v Chelsea
Leicester City v Crystal Palace
Manchester City v Hull City
QPR v Southampton
Swansea City v mackems
Everton v Liverpool (5.30pm) Sky
Burnley v West Bromwich
Albion (Noon) Sky
West Ham v Manchester United (4.15pm) Sky
of "Newcastle United: The Ultimate Who's Who"
are still available, priced at £32.50 from
The Back Page shop
on St. Andrews Street, via
the Evening Chronicle
front office and branches of Waterstones
They can also
be bought from
the publisher here
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Anyone short of copies of the 2011/12 and 2012/13 season PDFs can also request
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Next Match |
St. James' Park
Sunday 8th February
Live on SkySports
Hull City 0
Saturday 31st January
Match report to follow
Number of Newcastle games attended by NUFC.com in 2014/15:
Fixtures, Tickets etc.
The ticket office is on the first floor of the SJP club shop,
under the Gallowgate End towards the Strawberry.
Paid-for matchday ticket collections take place from the windows at the back of
the Gallowgate End Stand, above NINE Bar.
Matchday ticket sales are from the Box Office in the Milburn Stand, just up
the slope from the Sir Bobby Robson Statue.
SJP Box Office phone: 0844 372 1892*
(Open for away ticket sales and enquiries during the above Box Office hours).
* 0044 870 444 1892 from overseas
Online Box Office is available 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 same time.
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.
Coming to Tyneside - or getting away?
City guide, maps etc
deadline for notice of "opt outs" from NUFC season ticket
schemes to be received in writing by Box Office.
Mon 02.02.2015 U21s v West Bromwich Albion (h)
@ Darsley Park, 1pm. U21 Premier League.
Note change of venue - now behind closed
Mon 02.02.2015 @ 11pm. Transfer window closes.
Wed 04.02.2015 U18s v mackems (a)
@ Stadium of plight, 7pm. FA Youth Cup.
Pay at the turnstiles: £3 adults, £1 U16s
& over-65s. NUFC fans housed in the South Stand, enter through turnstiles
61 & 62.
Sat 07.02.2015 U18s v Everton (a)
@ Finch Farm, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Sun 08.02.2015 Stoke City (h)
@ SJP, 2.05pm. Premier
League. Public sale now. Live on Sky Sports.
NB: engineering work means buses replace
metros all day between North Shields and Shiremoor.
Mon 09.02.2015 U21s v Arsenal (h)
@ SJP, 7pm. U21 Premier League.
Wed 11.02.2015 Crystal Palace (a)
@ Selhurst Park, 8pm, Premier League. Member sale now. £22 adults, £11 students/ over 65s, £6 U18s. Allocation tbc.
Note date alteration.
Sat 14.02.2015 U18s v Blackburn Rovers (h)
@ Little Benton, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Tue 17.02.2015 U21s v Morpeth Town (h)
@ Whitley Park, 7.30pm. Northumberland Senior Cup
Sat 21.02.2015 John Alder memorabilia
auction (viewing only) @ SJP, start time tbc.
Sat 21.02.2015 U18s v Wolves (a)
@ Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 21.02.2015 Manchester City (a)
@ Etihad Stadium, 5.30pm, Premier League. ST holder
sale now, zero points. Member sale (if any) from Mon 02.02.2015. £44 adults, £38 18-21 year-olds
& over-65s, £30 16-17 year-olds, £27 U16s.
Live on Sky Sports.
Sun 22.02.2015 John Alder memorabilia
auction @ SJP, start time tbc.
Mon 23.02.2015 U21s v Wolves (a)
@ New Bucks Head, Telford, 7pm. U21 Premier League.
Sat 28.02.2015 U18s v Liverpool (a)
@ Kirkby Academy, 1pm. U18 Premier League.
Note new date.
Sat 28.02.2015 Aston Villa (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Premier
League. Public sale now (online), Tue 10.02.2015 (in person/by phone).
Wed 04.03.2015 Manchester United (h)
@ SJP, 7.45pm. Premier
League. Ticket details tbc. Live on BT.
Mon 09.03.2015 U21s v Stoke City (h)
@ SJP, 7pm. U21 Premier League.
Wed 11.03.2015 Jamaal Lascelles due in
Crown Court on charge of assault (trial date set w/c 27.04.2015)
Our FA Cup Third Round exit means blank
Saturdays on Fifth Round day (February 14th) and
Sixth Round day (March 7th).
Premier League starts on Sat 08.08.2015
Football League starts on date tbc
is the public face of the Newcastle United Travel Plan, aimed to help fans attend games using the most efficient and
sustainable methods available.
Mover tickets remain available to NUFC season ticket holders at £20 (£21 by post),
allowing free travel on buses, Metro,
trains & ferries in Tyne and wear for three hours before and after
competitive home first team games. Order online here
Confirmed NUFC UK live TV coverage:
NUFC Live on Sky Sports:
Sun 08.02.2015 Stoke City (h) 2.05pm
Sat 21.02.2015 Man City (a) 5.30pm
NUFC Live on BT Sport:
Sat 31.01.2015 Hull City (a) 12.45pm
Wed 04.03.2015 Man United (h) 7.45pm
(Live games selected up to and including Sun 22.03.2015)
Possible PL alterations
(other than for TV)
Sat 14.03.2015 Everton (a) would alter if Everton progressed in the
Europa League against Young Boys on Feb 19th/26th.
Sat 11.04.2015 Liverpool (a) coincides with Grand National
(4.15pm) at Aintree.
Sat 18.04.2015 Spurs (h) two scenarios:
1. would alter if Spurs progressed in Europa
League against Fiorentina on Feb 19th/26th and team tbc on March 12th/19th.
2. would alter if Spurs progressed in FA Cup and were in Semi-Final action on
Apr 18/19 (Spurs v Leicester FAC4 on 24.01.2015).
17.02.2015 Newcastle U21s v Morpeth
Spartans v Whitley Bay
FC are offering a £5 saving on Conference Premier League
home games for NUFC season ticket holders. On production of their current ST card, adult
admission to the Tyne and wear Stand is £10.
Sat 07.02.2015 Kidderminster (3pm)
Sat 14.02.2015 Nuneaton (3pm)
Sat 28.02.2015 Bristol Rovers (3pm)
Tue 03.03.2015 Wrexham (7.45pm)
Tue 10.03.2015 Welling United (7.45pm)
Northern Premier League side Darlington
1883 operate a similar scheme, with NUFC season ticket holders gaining entry to
their league games for £6 - a saving of £3.
Sat 07.02.2015 Ossett Town (3pm)
Sat 28.02.2015 Bamber Bridge (3pm)
Sat 14.03.2015 Northwich Vics (3pm)
(NB: home games are staged at Bishop Auckland FC's Heritage Park home)
League Magic Weekend @ SJP:
Salford Red Devils v Widnes (2.30pm)
Hull FC v Hull KR (4.45pm)
Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors (7pm)
Catalans Dragons v Huddersfield (1pm)
St Helens v Warrington Wolves (3.15pm)
Castleford Tigers v Wakefield (5.30pm)
Rugby Union World
Cup @ SJP:
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
Mark Allison aka
Run Geordie Run
will embark on his latest and longest charity quest - from Lisbon to Istanbul
- in 2016.
Raising funds for The Children's Foundation and the Sir Bobby Robson
Foundation, Mark plans to complete the 3,580 miles in 100 days via Portugal, Spain, Andorra, France, Italy,
Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece & Turkey.
Mark is also planning further runs in 2018,
2020, 2022 and 2024 - by which time he hopes to have completed the remaining
13,642 miles of his 20K mile global lap.
International Magpies |
National Service |
From UEFA: international matches will 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 :
2015/16 match dates:
Thu-Sat 12-14.11.2015 (playoff 1)
Sun-Tue 15-17.11.2015 (playoff 2)
Coxy's Cockup Corner |
Whoops, He did it Again... |
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
On This Day in History
Born Or Died:
1927 Hugh Cameron
born, Blantyre, Scotland. (1951-52)
Winger who began his
career with Burnbank United in his native
Lanarkshire before moving on to play
league football for Clyde.
Making the switch to Torquay United in
1948, Hugh was signed by Newcastle United
at a cost of £4,500 in April 1951.
Handed a senior debut in a 1-1 home draw
with Liverpool in November 1951, Cameron
was to feature only once more for United's
first team before being shipped out to
After a spell with Workington (who were at
that time in the Football League) Cameron
later returned to Scotland with St.Mirren.
1966 Robert Lee
A fantastic servant for
the club and one of Newcastle's best
signings in recent times.
His time on Tyneside was slightly soured
with the Gullit saga, contract shenanigans
and an ill-conceived
"testimonial" match against
Athletic Bilbao in August 2001.
None of that hides the fact though that he
was the mainstay of our side for a decade
and astonishing value for the £700K we
And his place in history is assured - as
the last Newcastle player to score at the
"old" Wembley Stadium - a fine
header in front of the Toon fans at the
Tunnel End against Chelsea in the 1999/00
FA Cup Semi Final.
Also worthy of mention among his 56 goals
for the club are a hat-trick of headers
away to Antwerp in the UEFA Cup and the
one that got away; a shot from inside his
own half at SJP against Brentford in March
1993 that was ruled out for a free kick -
We clawed back £250K in February 2002
when Lee moved to Derby County (less than
a week after Warren Barton had made the
same journey to Pride Park).
And August 2003 saw him on the move again,
this time back to his East London roots
with West Ham, remaining there for a year.
After the briefest of stays at Oldham
Athletic (62 minutes against Hartlepool at
Boundary Park in an LDV Trophy tie) he
seemed have finished with football.
However, after a five month retirement he
was persuaded by then-boss John Gorman to
make a comeback with Wycombe Wanderers.
At Adams Park he seemed to be
reinvigorated and continued to play past
his 40th birthday.
Lee's career finally ended with 90 minutes
for the Chairboys at Cheltenham in May
2006. A 0-0 draw meant that the home side
won this playoff tie 2-1 - ruining Lee's
chances of bowing out in the Millennium
However seven days previously he'd enjoyed
a happier occasion, playing once again in
black and white at SJP as part of Alan
Shearer's testimonial match against
He's since appeared as a media pundit.
Hibbitt born, Bradford.
Joining Leeds United as an apprentice
upon leaving school during April 1963,
Handed a first team debut by Don Revie in
February 1966, scoring soon after coming
off the bench against Nottingham Forest.
Displaced from the first XI, Hibbitt was
rescued from reserve team football by Joe
Harvey, who persuaded Newcastle to pay
£30,000 in August 1971 after the player
had submitted a transfer request.
Debuting at Crystal Palace alongside
fellow new boy Malcolm Macdonald, Hibbitt
would act as provider to the striker on
countless occasions - most memorably for
the vital second goal against Burnley in
the 1974 FA Cup Semi-Final tie at
The replacement of Harvey by Gordon Lee in
June 1975 was to prove decisive though and
after just four league appearances, a deal
taking an unwilling Hibbitt to Birmingham City
in exchange for £100K was
agreed minutes after a midweek defeat at
April 1978 saw Hibbitt rejoin Newcastle
(along with John Connolly) in exchange for
Stewart Barrowclough and a second debut
came at Millwall the following
What proved to be Terry's final
competitive appearance came as substitute
in a 0-2 home defeat by Derby County two
days after Christmas 1980, with a
persistent knee problem seeing him quit in
Terry joined Gateshead and after taking a
player coach role in 1983, briefly became
manager at the International Stadium.
After a brief spell as assistant manager
at Durham City, Hibbitt he became a
milkman, ran a newsagents with fellow
ex-Magpie Peter Kelly and was subsequently
bar manager at the Diamond in Ponteland.
Sadly, cancer claimed Terry at the age of
just 46 in August 1994, with United fans
commemorating him in song as news broke
during the Ibrox Tournament.
Giuseppe Rossi born,
Clifton, New Jersey, USA. (2006).
USA-born of Italian
parents, Giuseppe was a promising young
striker who began his career with Serie A
side Parma - although he never played a
senior game for them in that spell.
Signing for Manchester United in 2004,
Rossi had featured both for their first
team and reserves - scoring a hat trick
for the latter side against Newcastle.
Moving to SJP on August 2006 transfer
deadline day in a loan deal, he netted
just once, against Pompey in the Carling
Even allowing for the fact that he wasn't
able to represent us in the UEFA Cup, an
apparent reluctance by manager Glenn
Roeder to play Rossi was openly questioned
by many, including Sir Alex Ferguson.
August 2007 saw
Rossi leave Old Trafford for Spanish side
Villarreal in a £6.7m deal, having spent
time on loan at Parma after returning from
Tyneside the previous season.
Featuring in the Italian side at the 2008
Olympics and finishing top scorer in the
competition, Giuseppe's senior
international debut came against Bulgaria
However he wasn't included in Italy's 23
man selection for the 2010 World Cup
Finals and a year later saw his career put
in jeopardy by a series of serious knee
ligament injuries that meant his final
senior game for Villarreal was in October
January 2013 then saw Rossi make a fresh
start at a new club, joining Serie A
outfit Fiorentina. However his
prolific scoring run was halted by a knee
injury that saw him heading to the USA for
treatment by renowned surgeon Dr Richard
1990 Dan Gosling
Dan began his career at Plymouth Argyle
and made a league debut for the Pilgrims
in December 2006, against Hull City.
His first goal came the following February
against Colchester United and within a
month he'd received an England U17 callup.
After making 24 appearances (15 starts)
for Argyle, Dan joined Everton in January
2008 for a claimed £1.5m. His senior
Toffees bow was in a 1-0 win at Boro on
Boxing Day that year, with a home debut
two days later saw him net in a 3-0
beating of the mackems.
Gosling's second Toffees strike brought
him rather more glory though, grabbing an
extra time winner in an FA Cup Fourth
Round Replay against Liverpool - a goal
that live TV viewers missed, as ITV
prematurely cut to an advert break seconds
Dan went on to appear from the bench for
the closing stages of the FA Cup Final
defeat to Chelsea and featured for Everton
in a 0-0 draw at SJP in February 2009. He
also debuted at England U21 level.
His final Toffees appearance came against
Wolves at Molineux in March 2010 when he
sustained a ruptured Cruciate
Gosling became the figure of controversy
in the summer of 2010 as Everton claimed
he reneged on a verbal agreement to sign a
new deal, declaring himself a free agent.
The FA sided with the player and
following his move to Newcastle soon
after, Gosling returned to fitness and
finally made his full Magpies debut during
January 2011, coming on in added time in
the wear-Tyne derby.
However, that brief outing and a couple
of reserve team games caused him further
problems with the same knee and it took
until August 2011 to get him back playing.
What proved to be his only Newcastle goal
came in a 1-3 defeat at Manchester City
three months later, but Dan marked his
first PL start with a red card at Norwich
and drifted out of the side as the second
half of the season saw them climb the
Recalled to the starting lineup for
Europa League ties in the 2012/13 season,
ankle problems then sidelined him once
Premier League new boys Crystal
Palace then agreed a deal to sign him in
August 2013 - only to collapse in farcical
circumstances when Gosling travelled to
meet Eagles representatives and nobody
a brief return to first team action at SJP,
Dan was loaned to Championship side
Blackpool - returning in January 2014 to
slot into Newcastle's midfield following
Yohan Cabaye's exit.
Suggestions were made that Alan Pardew
played Dan in order to draw attention both
to a lack of squad options and also to
further alienate problem child Hatem Ben
Finally making a second PL start - and his
first at SJP - against Manchester United
in April 2014 - what proved to be Dan's
final appearance came off the bench during
May's home win over Cardiff.
The following month saw Dan agree a four
year deal at Championship side Bournemouth
following the expiration of his SJP
That exit concluded a failed punt by
United, who signed him on a free transfer,
but waited 17 months for his first
Premier League start - and another 28
months for the second.
made the headlines in his final weeks at
the club when fined £30K by the FA for
multiple breaches of rules relating to
betting on football matches by players.
His defence was that he'd been bored while
1994 Alex Nicholson
Right back who debuted for
United's U18s in a 0-2 home defeat by
Crewe Alexandra in March 2010.
Capped by Wales at U17 level, Alex
made his reserve bow for the Magpies in a
pre-season kickabout against Gateshead in
And a first competitive reserve appearance
came as a substitute against Manchester
United at Altrincham in December 2010.
Appearing as United's regular right back
in the U18s side for both the 2010/11 and
2011/12 campaigns, Alex scored his first
reserve goal in January 2012 during a
Senior Cup tie against Bedlington
Selected for the Welsh U19 side early the
following season, Nicholson's progress was
halted a nasty leg injury in a home
reserve win over Stoke City in October
That sidelined Alex until the early the
following year but after regaining
fitness, he was released by United and set
about trying to find another club.
Joining Preston North End on trial, a one
year deal followed and
Nicholson made his senior debut in a JP
Trophy tie against Oldham Athletic at
Deepdale in October 2013.
However that was his only appearance and
by the end of the season Alex was playing
for non-league side Chorley.
Returning to his native North East,
Nicholson then signed for Blyth
1997 Brendan Pearson born, Newcastle.
who grew up in Haydon Bridge and was
attached to United from the age of ten,
accepting a two year scholarship at the
club during February 2013.
Deputising for the injured Freddie
Woodman, Pearson's U18 debut came in a 2-1
FA Youth Cup victory at Barnsley that
December and he retained his place for the
following two league games: a 3-0 home win
over Wolves and a 1-0 success away to the
2004 Death of Bob
of our 1950s FA Cup stalwarts. In total,
Bob made 288 appearances for the club
between 1947 and 1961, including the 1955
FA Cup final success over Manchester City.
He also managed some other club to a
success in the same competition in the
1896 Chesterfield (a)|
FA Cup 1st Round
Wardrope 2, Aitken, Thompson
1902 Small Heath (h)
1908 West Ham United
FA Cup 2nd Round
1913 Hull City (a)
FA Cup 2nd Round
1919 Durham City (a)
1930 Huddersfield Town
Debuts for Dave Davidson and Joe Devine, as United
desperately tried to find a winning formula to lift them
from the bottom of Division One.
1932 Southport (n)
FA Cup 4th Round Second Replay
A remarkable end
to the three match tie played at a neutral Hillsborough,
where the score was still 0-0 after 37 minutes. Among the
defeated Southport team was former Magpie Jack Little.
Worsley, Smith, og
1947 Barnsley (h)
Bentley, Shackleton, Stobbart, Wayman
A second half revival by the visitors saw them claim a
point with goals from Billy Elliott and Alan O'Neill.
Stockport County (h)
FA Cup 4th Round
1964 Preston North End (a)
Godfrey, Dawson 2
Manchester City (a)
Arthur Horsfield marked his United debut with an early
goal, but unfortunately torrential rain caused the match
to be abandoned shortly before half time. United lost the
rescheduled match 1-0.
Middlesbrough (h) 2-1 (0-1)
The replay of our FA Cup Fourth Round tie at Wrexham
was postponed and the teams tried again at The Racecourse
Ground on the following Monday.
Coventry City (h)
Wharton, Beardsley, Allon
The jeers that greeted Coventry debutant and former
Sunderland player Nick Pickering were replaced by cheers
after 13 minutes when Joe Allon set up Beardsley to open
Allon himself then curled in a beauty before Cyrille Regis
pulled one back before half time. Fellow City debutant
Alan Brazil capitalised on an Anderson foul-up before
Wharton netted a late winner at the Gallowgate end.
Oxford United (a)
The swirling mists descended on the Manor Ground
and neither your correspondent nor Newcastle 'keeper Tommy Wright
could see the ball - my excuse was that my hands were in
the way of my eyes, but as for Tommy....
Rock bottom had been reached and full time wasn't greeted
with any catcalls or jeering from the away fans, just a
numb silence.Terry Wilson debuted, on loan from Nottingham
defender Kevin Scott left SJP after over eight years with
the club, joining Tottenham Hotspur for a fee of £850,000.
Referee David Elleray waved ten yellow cards and left
the visitors with nine men after dismissing both Earl
Barrett and Barry Horne in the second half.
Aston Villa (a)
Kenny Dalglish handed a debut to his new striker
signing Andreas Andersson in this Sunday televised SKY
match, however it was David Batty who grabbed the vital
Without a goal in 17 months, Batty walloped a 20 yarder
past Mark Bosnich to give United a first away win in six
game, a week after being held 1-1 at Stevenage in the FA
2000 United's U18s
came from a goal behind to force a replay at the Stadium
of Plight in the Fifth Round of the FA Youth Cup.
Youngster Peter Wright equalised a Marchant opener, with
both goals coming in the first half in front of a 2,917
United had been due to face the smoggies in a Premier
League game at the Riverside, but snow in the stands and
around the stadium saw the fixture postponed some 28 hours
By kick-off time though, the snow had completely gone
although Boro were extremely grateful for the postponement
due to a lengthy injury list....
Toon fans had some
consolation - up the road at the Stadium of Plight the
mackems conceded an incredible three OGs in just mad seven
minutes in tumbling at home to Charlton.
Manchester City (a)
A desperate result and a desperate performance for
desperate manager, Graeme Souness.
Relegation started be a real threat for a side whose
W D L
F A Pts
0 1 5
2 11 1
Just five teams were now below us in the table:
Middlesbrough, West Brom, Portsmouth, Birmingham and the
It was an awful performance at the City of Manchester
Stadium as we tumbled to our equal worst result of the
Inevitably Andy Cole was able to rub his former
manager's nose in it, heading the second goal after Albert
Riera had opened the scoring.
Future Magpies Antoine Sibierski and Joey Barton
appeared, while old boy Sylvain Distin also
featured for Stuart Pearce's side on a miserable Wednesday
It proved to be the end for Souness, who was jettisoned
by United the following day.
Ameobi reached a half century of Newcastle goals, saving
his side from what would have been a catastrophic double
derby defeat by the mackems.
Also taking credit for the point was referee Howard Webb
for his penalty award and Magpie double agent Michael
Chopra, who blew an easy chance to win the game near the
completed a further signing, hours before the transfer
window closed. In the market for a striker, a permanent
deal was completed for Coventry City's Leon Best.
2011 An eventful
reserve fixture away to Bolton saw Peter Beardsley's side
0-4 down at half-time, despite
the Trotters having Elliott Dennis dismissed early in the
Sammy Ameobi got one back soon after the restart and
within two minutes Australian midfielder Brad Inman had
made it 2-4.
United's pressure then told when 16 year-old forward Adam
Campbell marked only his second reserve team appearance
with a first goal but Bolton held out for
Blackburn Rovers (a)
Lady Luck returned to guide
us to victory on a chilly night in Lancashire, as United
climbed to fifth in the table.
Alan Pardew's side were boosted by a deflected goal when
Ryan Taylor's effort was going wide before
Scott Dann's inadvertent boot wrong -footed 'keeper Paul
Tim Krul saved a David Dunn penalty just before half-time
after Danny Simpson was penalised for a clumsy challenge
on Anthony Modeste and Leon Best hit his own bar with a
header when attempting to clear a corner.
But with a Rovers leveller looking inevitable, substitutes
Peter Lovenkrands and Gabriel Obertan combined to leave
the latter with a clear run on goal, drilling in to seal the win and
secure a first league double of the season.
mackems (h)The 150th competitive Tyne-wear
derby ended in a deserved defeat for United, as the mackems made
it three successive wins over their deadliest rivals for the first time in
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