SOLD OUT tbc
member sale now
West Brom (a)
ST holder sale now (zero points)
idols - latest
Jonas Gutierrez, the current status of the eleven 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
Ryan Taylor: (knee) Late October/early November
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.
Sat 18.10.2014: Manchester City 4-1 Spurs
Arsenal 2-2 Hull City
Burnley 1-3 West Ham
Crystal Palace 1-2 Chelsea
Everton 3-0 Aston Villa
Southampton 8-0 mackems
Sun 19.10.2014: QPR 2-3 Liverpool
Stoke City 2-1 Swansea City
West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Manchester United
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
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
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
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 SatOct 25th
@ 9pm, 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.
coming Sunday 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 playing Asteras Tripolis at home in the Europa League on Thursday night.
United have sold their 2,200 allocation and confirmation of the usual dry
train alcohol restrictions is awaited.
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.
Squad: Davide Santon, Siem De Jong, Rolando Aarons and Adam Campbell remain
out, but Cheick Tiote, Paul Dummett,Mike Williamson
Emmanuel Riviere and Sammy Ameobi should all be available
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: 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 via
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)
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
lads: The borrowers
Magpies currently on temporary assignment
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (AS Roma) Next game: Bayern Munich (h) Champions League, Tuesday.
Jamaal Lascelles, Karl Darlow (Nottingham Forest)
Watford (a) Championship, Tuesday.
Remie Streete (Port Vale)
Scunthorpe United (h) League One, Tuesday. Freddie Woodman (Hartlepool United) Next game:
Accrington Stanley (a) Tuesday, League Two.
Jonathyn Quinn (Blyth Spartans)
Skelmersdale United (h) Northern Premier League, Tuesday.
Sylvain Marveaux (Guingamp) Next game: Dinamo Minsk (a) Europa League, Thursday.
Hatem Ben Arfa (Hull City)
Liverpool (a) Premier League, Saturday.
Sheedy's happy homecoming
Newcastle U18s 1
Everton U18s 4
Having guided his side to a 5-2
victory on Tyneside back in February, former Newcastle midfielder Kevin Sheedy
returned on Saturday to claim another three points.
His former Goodison colleague Dave Watson had overseen a recent resurgence by
the Magpies that saw them beat Derby County and draw with high-flying Manchester City,
but that came to an abrupt end at Little Benton.
Goalscoring hasn't been a problem for the Toffees and after missing a
number of good opportunities, Calum Dyson netted after 15 minutes and Nathan
Holland doubled their lead with a 28th minute penalty.
Harry Charsley then made it 3-0 just before the hour mark with an
eye-catching solo effort before Dyson claimed his second of the afternoon
moments later as the Toffees recorded a fifth successive league victory.
United's only response came in the closing seconds when Joe Kerridge flighted
home a fine free kick to claim his first goal of the campaign.
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.
From the NUST, Thursday:
Newcastle United Supporters Trust can confirm that its application to have St
James' Park listed as an Asset of Community Value has been successful.
The introduction of the Localism Act 2011 provided an opportunity for football
fans to protect their stadiums and have them classified as an 'asset for the
Following successful high profile applications to protect grounds such as Old
Trafford and Anfield, amongst many others, NUST, supported by national fans
organisation Supporters Direct, submitted an application to have St James'
Park listed as an ACV.
We are pleased to report the application has been approved, recognising St
James' Park and the history surrounding it, as an asset to its community.
With a Newcastle City Council spokesman saying: "We confirm that
Newcastle City Council has determined that St James' Park is an Asset of
Community Value. "
The listing is five years and also includes a right to bid should St.James'
Park be put up for sale. A right to bid can be lodged by the group concerned
within six weeks, with finance secured in a period of up to four-and-a-half
It means St.James' Park can't be sold without the local community being told
about it, and them being given the opportunity to bid for it themselves.
One of the positives we've always had as Newcastle fans is that whoever owns
the club doesn't also own the land, with the Freemen of the City retaining the
title of the land.
So making St.James' Park an 'Asset Of Community Value' is at the moment mainly
symbolic, though as football fans you never know what is around the corner and
one day the Freemen may change their position, for whatever reasons.
The Trust's highlighting of concerns over the selling of a lease on land
opposite the stadium is a case in point, in terms of looking at our club on a
In March this year it emerged that Newcastle United had placed the lease on a
1.62acre plot of land on Strawberry Place, next to St James' Park, up for
If the lease is sold the land could be developed into hotel and/or student
accommodation. This patch of land currently allows for the future possibility
of expanding St.James' Park at the Gallowgate End.
However, if the land was developed then it would remove all realistic
possibility of expanding the stadium capacity, no matter what potential
changes of circumstances in the future.
Reporting of the above has tended to focus on the NUST action being an
attempt to spike Mike Ashley's guns, but as they themselves have pointed out
it's an attempt to safeguard the future of our home - regardless of what
happens in the SJP boardroom or the Civic Centre.
To clarify though, the actual name of St.James' Park is not a tangible asset
of value and therefore any move to rename it wouldn't be covered by the
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.
U18s v Blackburn Rovers (a) @
Brockhall, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Sun 26.10.2014 Spurs (a) @ White Hart Lane, 1.30pm. Premier
League. SOLD OUT.
Mon 27.10.2014 U21s v Middlesbrough (a) @ Victoria Park, Hartlepool 7pm. U21
Wed 29.10.2014 Manchester City (a) @ Etihad Stadium, 7.45pm.
Capital One Cup Fourth Round. SOLD OUT tbc. Live on Sky Sports.
U18s v Wolves (h) @ Little
Benton, 1pm. U18 Premier League.
Sat 01.11.2014 Liverpool (h) @ SJP, 12.45pm. Premier
League. Member sale now.
Live on BT Sport.
Mon 03.11.2014 U21s v Aston Villa (h)
@ SJP 7pm. U21
Sun 09.11.2014 West Bromwich Albion (a) @ The Hawthorns, 1.30pm. Premier
League. ST holder sale now, (zero points),
£15 adults, £5 over 60s, U21s, students. Live on Sky Sports.
Fri 14.11.2014 U21s v Stoke City (a)
@ Moss Rose, Macclesfield, 7pm. U21
U18s v Manchester United (h) @ Moss
Lane, Altrincham, 7pm. U18 Premier League. Sat 22.11.2014 QPR (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Premier
League. Ticket details awaited.
U18s v mackems (h) @ Little Benton,
11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 29.11.2014 West Ham (a) @ Boleyn Ground, 3pm. Premier
League. Ticket details awaited.
Cup Fourth Round:
Bournemouth v West Bromwich Albion
Fulham v Derby County
Liverpool v Swansea City
MK Dons v Sheffield United
Shrewsbury Town v Chelsea Sky
Manchester City v Newcastle Sky
Stoke City v Southampton
Spurs v Brighton and Hove Albion
Capital One Cup Round Dates:
4th Round w/c 27.10.2014 QF w/c 01.12.2014 SF(1L) w/c 05.01.2015 SF(2L) w/c 19.01.2015 Final Sun 01.03.2015
FA Cup Round Dates:
3rd Round w/e of 03.01.2015 4th Round w/e of 24.01.2015 5th Round w/e of 14.02.2015 6th Round w/e of 07.03.2015 SF Sat 18.04.2015/Sun 19.04.2015 Final Sat 30.05.2015
FA Youth Cup Round Dates:
3rd Round by 20.12.2014 4th Round by 17.01.2015 5th Round by 31.01.2015 6th Round by 21.02.2015 SF1 by 07.03.2015 SF2 by 21.03.2015 Final 1 tbc Final 2 tbc
U21 Premier League Cup Dates:
Round of 32: no later than 08.12.2014 Round of 16: no later than 05.01.2015 QF: no later than 02.02.2015 SF: no later than 02.03.2015 Final: no later than 30.03.2015
Northumberland Senior Cup 1st
06.10.2014 Team North 2-1 Bedlington 07.10.2014 Alnwick 5-3 Heaton Stan 08.10.2014 Morpeth Town 2-0 N.Shields 15.10.2014 Newcastle Benfield3-1 WAC
(The four winners of those ties
then go into the Second Round draw with Ashington, Blyth Spartans, NUFC and
Travelis the public face of the Newcastle United Travel Plan, aimed to help fans attend games using the most efficient and
sustainable methods available.
Confirmed NUFC UK live TV coverage:
NUFC Live on Sky Sports:
Man City (a) 7.45pm
Sun 09.11.2014 West Brom (a) 1.30pm Sat 13.12.2014 Arsenal (a) 5.30pm Sun 21.12.2014 mackems (h) 1.30pm
Sun 28.12.2014 Everton (h) 4.15pm
NUFC Live on BT Sport:
Liverpool (h) 12.45pm Sat 06.12.2014 Chelsea (h) @ 12.45pm Fri 26.12.2014 Manchester United (a) 3pm
FC are offering a £5 saving on Conference Premier League
home games for NUFC season ticket holders this season.
On production of their current ST card, fans pay just £10 for adult
admission to the Tyne and wear Stand - a saving of £5.
Tue 11.11.2014 Lincoln City (7.45pm) Sat 29.11.2014 Dover Athletic (3pm) Sat 06.12.2014 Woking (3pm)
A similar scheme is also in operation at Northern Premier League side Darlington
1883, where NUFC season ticket holders can gain entry to league games for £6.
League games: Sat 25.10.2014 Burscough (3pm) Wed 05.11.2014 Spennymoor (7.45pm) Sat 22.11.2014 Clitheroe (7.45pm)
(NB: home games are staged at Bishop Auckland FC's Heritage Park home)
League Magic Weekend @ SJP:
The 12 team event takes place on 30.05.2015 and 31.05.2015, with three games at
SJP each day.
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 :
From The Telegraph's report of the home win over
"The corner has yet to be fully turned, but this was a start for a
Newcastle side who lost Papiss Cissé to a calf problem in the warm-up.
Well, he'd been found by the time we kicked off, although his team mate
Cheick Tiote was incapacitated.....
The Independent meanwhile reveal their own revolutionary new time concept
in their reporting of the same game: At three o’clock, the streets and pubs around St James’ Park were
flooded with fans. The ground, however, stood empty. The screen was eventually
fixed. The ground filled and despite everything Newcastle managed to get the
match started within 10 minutes of its scheduled kick-off.
A 3pm kickoff started at 4pm.
What's this all about then? Click here
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
On This Day in History
Born Or Died:
1959 Kevin Sheedy
born, Builth Wells, Wales. (1992-93)
Almost a forgotten man as far as his SJP career is concerned, but compared to some of the
replaced (eg Terry Wilson) this free transfer was a wise move by
Having made his debut as a teenager for Hereford,
Sheedy joined Liverpool in 1978, but made only five
first team appearances before he moved across Stanley
Park to Everton four years later (the Reds had earlier
tried to get him to join both Blackpool and Derby
rather than the Toffees).
A tribunal set the fee at £100K and Kevin went on to
win two Championships and a European Cup Winners Cup
medal, although injury saw him miss out on an FA Cup
While a youngster at Edgar Street, Sheedy opted to
play internationally for the Republic of Ireland
rather than his native Wales.
That decision (based on the probability of appearing
in the finals of major tournaments) was vindicated
when Kevin made his full Eire debut in 1983 - and went
on to win 46 caps.
Included in a record of 46 caps and nine goals in a
decade of service were appearances at the 1988
European Championships and 1990 World Cup - the latter
seeing him score against England.
Four months short of ten years at Goodison came to an
end when Kevin Keegan came calling, with Sheedy
passing up the chance of a testimonial in order to
move to SJP.
Sheedy's debut came in a 1-1 home draw against
Barnsley in February 1992 and he played 13 times as
United successfully avoided relegation. His first goal
for the club came in a 1-1 at Grimsby Town.
Things were much improved in the following season,
with Sheedy scoring in away wins at Bristol Rovers,
Peterborough and Notts County as United rose to the
top of the table, en route to being crowned champions.
His final game came in a 3-0 victory at Tranmere
February 1993, after which new signing Scott Sellars
took over down the left.
Leaving Newcastle, a free transfer took Sheedy to
Blackpool before hanging up his boots at the end of
the 1993/94 season.
Subsequent coaching roles at
Blackburn Rovers and Tranmere Rovers were then
followed by a stint at Hartlepool
United as number two to Mike Newell.
Returning to Everton as an Academy coach in 2006,
Kevin was diagnosed with
bowel cancer in August 2012 but quickly returned to
his post as Toffees U18 team manager following
1893 Ardwick (a)
Division Two Wallace, Crate, og
3,000 There was a debut for John Patten, at outside right in
our first ever meeting with Ardwick, later re-christened
On the same day meanwhile, Berwick Rangers made their
first visit to SJP to face United's 'A' team in a friendly
Bryson gave the Borderers a half time lead, but goals from
Quinn (penalty), Howe and Gillespie after the break
secured victory for the Magpies.
1899 Sheffield United
Division One 30,000
1905 Bury (h)
Division One Orr, Appleyard, Veitch
20,000 The only appearance of Darlington-born 'keeper Tom
1911 Blackburn Rovers
Division One Hay, Stewart 2, Wilson
30,000 Debut for Billy Hibbert.
1922 Arsenal (h)
Division One J.Low
1933 Sunderland (h)
Division One Weaver(13,88)
1939 Hartlepools United (a)
Pearson(pen), Meek Wilson
Bolton Wanderers (a)
Division One G.Robledo, Taylor
40,000 With Trotters manager Walter Rowley resigning in the
week leading up to this game, United took full advantage -
collecting two points that put them joint-top of Division
One with Arsenal.
1950 United's reserve side gained a 1-0 win over
Barnsley at SJP, a good crowd seeing Northern Irish
teenager Jimmy Coulter mark his debut with the winning
1958 TSV Munich
Friendly Allchurch, Eastham, Hughes
20,530 The second of four home friendlies against continental opposition that
United played within a three month period.
These were staged under floodlights by the club and broke the tradition of
midweek kickabouts against Scottish opposition.
1961 Brighton &
Hove Albion (h)
Division Two Tuohy, Leek 3, Hale
24,408 Scoring twice in a 7-2 win at Bury the previous week, Ken Leek went one
better at home to the Seagulls, who were clad in an all-white strip.
Alf McMichael's XI
Friendly Taylor 2, Kirkman, Cummings
A testimonial for the long- serving defender saw former
Newcastle junior Bobby Cummings lead the United attack,
scoring to clinch a return move to SJP from Aberdeen.
Pecsi Dozsa (Hungary) (h)
Fairs Cup 2nd Round
1st Leg Davies (43,59)
50,550 What was to be United's final -ever home Fairs Cup tie saw Wyn
Davies net twice with headers and Bob Moncur shoot against the woodwork.
The Mighty Wyn also struck the crossbar and had a goal dubiously ruled out as he
went in search of his hat trick.
Various penalty appeals were also ignored by the German referee, including a
foul on Tommy Gibb that Magpies boss Joe Harvey called "the worst
penalty decision I have ever seen."
1972 Manchester United
(h) 2-1 (0-0)
Division One Hibbitt, Tudor
38,214 Victory against Matt Busby's side was achieved without the injured Malcolm
Macdonald - John Tudor wearing the number nine shirt and Gordon Hodgson making
one of only eight league starts for the Magpies.
1975 SK Brann (Norway)
Supermac put United ahead early in this midweek
kickabout in Bergen, only for the home side to equalise in
the closing stages.
1978 Charlton Athletic
Division Two Walker
Robinson 2, Gritt
11,616 United went ahead though Nigel Walker at The Valley,
before conceding a penalty which Lawrie Madden sent into
Fellow Addick Mike Flanagan did rather better though when
another spot kick was later awarded, beating Steve
Hardwick with ease.
1989 Brighton &
Hove Albion (a)
Division Two Quinn (25,70,85)
10,756 Mick Quinn made it fourteen goals in just thirteen
league starts thanks to a second hat trick for his new
Heading home Kevin Dillon's cross to put United ahead,
Quinn then turned home a rebound after Gary Brazil saw his
effort blocked by goalkeeper John Keeley.
And Quinn completed his second treble of the season with
his fourteenth goal late on, flicking the ball past the
Premier League Howey(31), Ferdinand(35,41,63), Clark(59),
36,434 In-former forward Les Ferdinand netted for the seventh successive game
as the Dons fell apart and 'keeper Paul Heald was dismissed.
To the cheers of the SJP crowd, Vinnie Jones took
over in between the posts, conceding three but making a
two noteworthy stops. Youtube
footage is online here
gave a week's trial to Torquay's young striker Rodney
Jack, who eventually moved to Crewe 18 months later after
being linked with a host of clubs.
FC Zurich (Switzerland) (a)
UEFA Cup 2nd Round 1st Leg Maric(51), Shearer(60)
9,600 Victory on our competitive debut in
Switzerland included Silvio Maric's first ever goal for the goal and what proved
to be the final senior outing for Carl Serrant before injury forced him to
retire. NUFC.com match
0-1 (0-0) Campbell(80)
United's possession was not converted into clear cut
chances as the Toffees made us pay with a swift counter
-attack prompted by a cheeky back heel from old boy Paul
Kevin Campbell converted, having missed
a similar and far easier chance minutes earlier. NUFC.com match
Tottenham Hotspur (h) 0-2 (0-2)
50,593 Sir Bobby Robson's ongoing paranoia over Gustavo Poyet
saw him resort to a central defensive trio, with Aaron
Hughes shackling the dangerous Uruguayan.
However Poyet was in plenty of space when he headed home a
Darren Anderton cross at the Leazes End.
Before that, Anderton was initially credited with the
opener, although his aimless centre was going nowhere
until it struck Gary Speed and was deflected past Shay
The Premier League Dubious Goals Panel later agreed and
credited Speed with the OG. NUFC.com match
2003 Fulham (a)
The kick-off at Fulham's temporary Loftus Road home was delayed for over 30
minutes due to a bomb scare, caused by a suspiciously parked car in a nearby
On the pitch though, the main threat to United came in the shape of former
Magpies Lee Clark and Louis Saha, with both quickly on target.
With Craig Bellamy in the USA for surgery, Shola Ameobi partnered Alan
Shearer up front and that pair quickly set up Laurent Robert to blast the ball
past Edwin Van der Sar.
Shearer then levelled from spot after another Toon old boy, Alain Goma, had
Our number nine then grabbed a
spectacular and unlikely winner as United got their second away win in four
days - following victory at the smoggies on the previous Saturday. NUFC.com match report
Bellamy issued a public apology after TV cameras had caught him saying
something rather unpleasant about manager Graeme Souness following his
substitution in a 1-1 draw at The Valley the previous Sunday:
"My outburst wasn't really aimed
at the manager on Sunday but more at the situation.
"Call me old fashioned if you
want, but my view when a player is substituted is that he has been
ineffective, and I didn't feel I was ineffective against Charlton
"I know I will never get a better
club than Newcastle United. There is no other club I want to play for
and it would be a dream for me stay here for the rest of my career."
"I haven't any problems with what
the manager is trying to do."
Panionios (Greece) (a)
UEFA Cup Group Game 1 Shearer(87pen)
Just when a disappointing
first UEFA Cup group game seemed to be heading for a stalemate,
substitute Shola Ameobi won a late penalty to give us three precious
points in Athens.
Shola had tumbled in
the box in fairly unconvincing fashion and his spot kick pleas were
rightly waved away.
However, the Italian referee gave the decision second time round and Alan Shearer
rifled home his 21st
European goal for the club. NUFC.com match report
Joey Barton played himself back into the first
team picture in front of a watching Joe Kinnear, as Newcastle reserves
recorded a 4-1 victory over the smoggies at Billingham Synthonia's Central
Avenue ground. NUFC.com match
the award of £2m to Kevin Keegan earlier in the month
by a Premier League Tribunal, the former United boss
won another financial battle, with confirmation that
his legal costs (plus interest) must also be met by
No amount was given, but if the two parties were
unable to agree, the tribunal had the power to impose
their own figure. Some newspaper sources claimed that
the figure could even be as high as £1.5m.
The latest judgment included the following phrase:
"The Club should pay Mr Keegan’s costs on an indemnity basis given
the manner in which it conducted this litigation: its defence on the primary
liability issue was, in our view, wholly without merit and it chose to make
entirely unfounded allegations against Mr Keegan."
2010 From the Shields Gazette:
Newcastle United star Andy Carroll's car was torched last night outside the home
of skipper Kevin Nolan.
The England Under-21 striker's chrome-plated Range Rover was parked outside the
house in Darras Hall, Ponteland, Northumberland.
Abusive graffiti relating to the Gateshead-born striker was also scrawled on
Nolan's garage door.
Carroll is currently living with the Magpies captain as part of the bail
conditions of an ongoing assault case.
The 21-year-old recently bought the car to celebrate being awarded a five-year
contract with the club.
Police were called to the house after the United pair spotted the car in flames
on the drive at about 7pm.
Today, the obscenities had been covered-up with a sheet, while security staff
stood guard outside the house.
A police spokesman said: "We are appealing for information after a car was set
on fire in Ponteland.
"At 7.08pm last night, we received a report from the Fire and Rescue service of
a fire outside an address in Darras Hall.
"Officers attended and a Range Rover was found to be on fire. The fire was
extinguished by the fire brigade, no one was injured. The garage door of the
property was also vandalised.
Newcastle United were unavailable for comment.
Only an unlucky late own goal denied United the
victory, despite playing with ten men for 65 minutes after Cheick Tiote was
shown a straight red for a studs-up challenge.
A resolute display spearheaded by Fabricio Coloccini looked to have been enough
to collect three points, but he'd been forced off through injury by the time a
hopeful free kick into the box glanced off Demba Ba's chin and left Tim Krul
helpess. NUFC.com match report