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for United's maiden top-flight visit to what is currently called the Vitality
Stadium are now on sale to season ticket holders with 150 or more
points (news on when that amount reduces is due on Thursday).
Due to the small (12,000) capacity of Bournemouth's ground, only around 1,250 places
are allocated to travelling fans, in blocks 23 and 24 of the East Stand.
The game is on Saturday 7th November and
live TV transmission means a 12.45pm kickoff. A £10 reduction from United's
PL away fan fund means that adult tickets are
priced at £23.
Harry met Hardy:
Thanks to everyone who has reserved places for
the forthcoming appearance of Touching Distance author Martin Hardy
with Harry Pearson at the Lit & Phil - please note that they have all now
If you missed out, signed copies of Martin's excellent book about United's
1995/96 season are available for £18.99 online here
including free UK delivery.
Newcastle return to Premier League action on Sunday when the Canaries visit SJP for a 4pm kick-off. Tickets are
now on public sale.
The visitors have discounted prices for away tickets down to £10 for
adults and just £1 for bairns - rather than a reciprocal pricing initiative
though, this just appears to be them spending their Away Fan fund.
Steve McClaren's side attempt to win a first PL game this season
at the ninth attempt, having gained maximum points just once in nineteen
From a possible 81 points in 2015 to date, we have collected just 16
points - 11 from a possible 42 at Gallowgate in 2015 (5 draws, 2 wins, 7
NUFC: Steven Taylor remains sidelined and is now joined by long-term
knee injury victim Tim Krul. Updates on the fitness of
Rolando Aarons, Jack Colback, Karl Darlow, Daryl Janmaat, Kevin Mbabu, Gabriel Obertan and Emmanuel
Riviere are awaited.
It's claimed that Paul Dummett and Massadio Haidara could both be available
for selection against the Canaries, while Colback's return to action would see him resume
a booking away from a one match ban.
Punts: United go looking for their fifth successive home win over
Norwich in all competitions, with all six of their goals scored before half
time and the last three openers coming within the opening 20 minutes of play.
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Turning our attentions to the goalkeeping situation and the expected return of
Rob Elliot between the posts could give the away team a goalscoring boost.
Although the Ireland international had kept Chelsea at bay when injury
prevented him from continuing at SJP last December, Rob had failed to keep a
clean sheet in any of his previous five Premier League outings.
More worryingly, Elliot has failed to post a 90 minute shutout in his five
full Premier League appearances on Tyneside, conceding 16 goals in the
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NCFC: Gary Hooper may return after injury but Youssouf Mulumbu is still out. Former
Magpie defender Sebastien Bassong is an ever-present this season but has yet
to win a game at his former SJP home (2 draws, 1 loss).
City boss Alex Neil is just 34 years old and played for SPFL side Hamilton
Academical on New Years Day this year, just days before taking the Norwich
The Scottish-born midfielder played in England for both Mansfield Town and
Barnsley - coming off the bench for the Tykes at Oakwell in October 2001 as
they lost 1-0 to Newcastle in a League Cup tie.
This season the Canaries have won on the road at the mackems
(3-1), drawn at Liverpool (1-1) and West Ham (2-2) and lost at Southampton
Four home games have brought one victory - 3-1 over Bournemouth - a 1-1 draw
with Stoke and defeats by Palace (1-3) and Leicester (1-2).
Russell Martin and Nathan Redmond have scored three goals each while £8.5m
striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel has been banished to Spaniards Real Betis.
Norwich had 11 players away on international duty ahead of their visit to
Referee: Anthony Taylor - Mancunian whistler making his second appearance
of the season following the 0-2 defeat at West Ham last month.
His last two visits to SJP ended in 0-1 home
losses, with both the mackems and Manchester United netting their winning
goals in the closing seconds last season.
Failing to win any of our opening four home games (two draws, two defeats)
represents United's worst league start at SJP since the 1991/92 season.
four draws and one defeat, that sequence was broken at the sixth time of
asking with a 2-0 win over Leicester City.
Magpies versus Canaries - post WWII:
2013/14 won 2-1 Remy, Gouffran
2012/13 won 1-0 Ba
2011/12 won 1-0 Cisse
2004/05 won 2-1 Jenas, Sh.Ameobi (LC)
2004/05 drew 2-2 Bellamy, Hughes
1994/95 won 3-0 Beardsley 2(1pen), Kitson
1993/94 won 3-0 Cole, Lee, Beardsley
1988/89 lost 0-2
1987/88 lost 1-3 Gazza
1986/87 won 4-1 Goddard, Gazza, McDonald, Jackson
1984/85 drew 1-1 Waddle
1981/82 won 2-1 Varadi, Mills
1977/78 drew 2-2 Burns, Kennedy
1976/77 won 5-1 T.Craig, Gowling, Oates, McCaffery 2
1975/76 won 5-2 Gowling 2, Macdonald 2, OG
1973/74 drew 0-0
1972/73 won 3-1 Tudor 2, Guthrie
1964/65 won 2-0 Cummings, Robson
1963/64 won 2-0 Cummings, Iley
1962/63 won 2-1 Fell, Thomas
1961/62 drew 0-0
Full record v Norwich:
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Krul out for season
already seen Daryl Janmaat withdraw from the Dutch squad through injury,
Newcastle were hit with another blow on Saturday during Holland's 2-1 Euro
2016 qualifying win in Kazakhstan.
The Magpies goalkeeper fell awkwardly on the artificial turf in the closing
stages of the tie in Astana and was unable to continue,
exiting the stadium on crutches.
Krul was only promoted to Holland's starting line-up after their first-choice
goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen picked up an injury during the pre-game warm-up.
A scan confirmed
cruciate ligament damage and United have announced he will miss the rest of the
Krul said on Sunday evening:
"I am devastated the scan has confirmed my
biggest fear that I have torn my knee cruciate playing for Holland.
"My recovery and hard work starts now to fully recover.
"I am devastated I cannot play a part on the pitch to help the team and turn
the season around.
"I still believe the club can and should be up with the top teams."
The news leaves United boss
Steve McClaren with a further selection headache ahead of Sunday's
Premier League home meeting with Norwich City.
Krul's understudy Karl Darlow has a foot injury that will sideline him for
an unspecified period, while Rob Elliot was drafted into the Ireland squad
for Sunday's game against Poland after Shay Given pulled out due to injury.
Thankfully Elliot was an unused substitute in
Warsaw and will now presumably return to play his first Premier League game
since December 2014.
(Defeat for Ireland puts them into a two-legged Euro playoff in November
against opponents yet tbc, with Elliot a possible inclusion in that squad).
Meanwhile, United's 18 year-old custodian Freddie Woodman has been recalled from his half-season loan to
Crawley Town and took to Twitter to say:
"Thanks for all the messages gutted to be
leaving @crawleytown so early into the season ! Learnt a lot and enjoyed
every minute of it."
Woodman is currently in Macedonia with England
U19s for a European Championship qualifying tournament which ends on Tuesday.
four in a row
That leaves United's other teen stoppers, Paul Woolston (17), Brendan Pearson
(18) and Nathan Harker (16) to cover U21 and U18 duties. Woolston however is
himself away on international duty with England at the U17 World Cup in
Chile for several weeks.
The situation mirrors the problems United encountered
last season, when Krul damaged an ankle during training and missed ten games
in all competitions between November and December.
Elliot took over between the posts but picked up a hamstring injury in only
his third game and made way for rookie custodian Jak Alnwick, who endured
something of a torrid time before Krul regained fitness.
The next set of live TV games has been announced and the vultures are
circling round United, with their first four games in December all switched
Sun 06.12.2015 Liverpool (h) 4pm Sky
Sun 13.12.2015 Spurs (a) 4pm Sky
Sat 19.12.2015 Aston Villa (h) 5.30pm Sky
Sat 26.12.2015 Everton (h) 5.30pm BT
The Premier League have announced changes up to Sunday January 3rd
2016, meaning that the next two Newcastle games after the above remain
Mon 28.12.2015 West Brom (a) 3pm
Sat 02.01.2016 Arsenal (a) 3pm
Call-ups: goals for Gini & Chancel, Krul KO'd
Chancel Mbemba (DR Congo)
Thu 08.10.2015 Nigeria (n) FR Won 2-0
Mbemba played the full game in Vise, Belgium as his side beat Nigeria in a
Mon 12.10.2015 Gabon (n) FR Won 2-1
Another kickabout in Vise involved Chancel and saw him score
a memorable late winner watch
it online here
Rob Elliot (Republic of Ireland)
Sun 11.10.2015 Poland (a) ECQ Lost 1-2
Rob remained on the bench in Warsaw as Darren Randolph deputised for Shay Given.
The Irish now face a two-legged play-off next month to qualify.
Vurnon Anita, Tim Krul, Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands)
Sat 10.10.2015 Kazakhstan (a) ECQ Won
A fine goal for Gini as the Netherlands took the lead. Krul started
but was subbed with ten minutes to go due to injury, while Anita remained on the bench. The win keeps Dutch
playoff qualification hopes alive but
Turkey just need a point from their final game to pip them.
Tue 13.10.2015 Czech Republic (h) Amsterdam ECQ
Gini started the game while Vurnon was on the bench again.
Moussa Sissoko (France)
Thu 08.10.2015 Armenia (h) FR Won 4-0
Moussa joined from the bench in Nice after 77 minutes. Ex-Mag,
Yohan Cabaye scored the second goal.
Sun 11.10.2015 Denmark (a) FR Won 2-1
Moussa played the full game in Copenhagen.
Aleksandar Mitrovic (Serbia)
Thu 08.10.2015 Albania (a) ECQ Won 2-0
A full game and a booking for Mitrovic in Elbasan.
Sun 11.10.2015 Portugal (h) ECQ Lost 1-2
Mitrovic was booked again and subbed in the 85th minute in Belgrade.
Shane Ferguson (Northern Ireland)
Thu 08.10.2015 Greece (h) ECQ Won 3-1
Fergie remained on the bench in Belfast as the Northern Irish qualified for
next years' finals under the guidance of SJP old boy Michael O'Neill.
Sun 11.10.2015 Finland (a) ECQ Drew 1-1
Fergie came on as a 71st minute substitute as the point meant Northern Ireland
finished top of their group.
Clearly delighted at the news of his
appearance on NUFC.com, Imre Varadi met Alex Gilliead in Germany
Wed 07.10.2015 Netherlands (n) FR Won 3-1
Alex started and was replaced in the 72nd minute.
Sat 10.10.2015 Turkey (n) FR Won 2-1
Keeping his place in the starting XI for the game in Ulm, Gilliead was
substituted after 67 minutes.
Tue 13.10.2015 Germany (h) FR Lost 0-1
Alex started the game on the bench in Heidenheim.
(Mercedes Benz Elite Cup, Germany)
Adam Armstrong / Freddie Woodman
Thu 08.10.2015 Macedonia (a) ECQ Won 2-0
Both players were in the starting XI on a wet afternoon in Skopje, Freddie
keeping a clean sheet and completing 90 minutes while Arma netted on 67
minutes and was substituted soon after.
Sat 10.10.2015 Finland (n) ECQ Won 1-0
Woodman played the full game and Arma arrived as an
88th minute substitute on what was an almost submerged playing surface in Skopje.
Tue 13.10.2015 Italy (n) ECQ Drew 0-0
Both players started the game in Skopje with Arma being subbed in the 70th
Kyle Cameron (Scotland U19s)
Tue 06.10.2015 Mexico (n) FR Won 3-1
Kyle played the full game in Aspach.
Fri 09.10.2015 USA (n) FR Drew 2-2
Another 90 minutes for the Magpies defender, this time in Stuttgart.
12.10.2015 Germany (a) FR Drew 2-2
Kyle was in the starting XI once again for this game, staged in
Paul Woolston (England U17s)
Wed 07.10.2015 DR Congo (h) FR Won 8-0
Paul was an unused sub at St.Georges Park
Sun 11.10.2015 Chile (a) FR Drew 0-0 (lost
Paul was an unused sub again in Rancagua.
Sat 17.10.2015 Guinea (n) Coquimbo WCF
Tue 20.10.2015 Brazil (n) La Serena WCF
Fri 23.10.2015 South Korea (n) Coquimbo WCF
Upcoming fixtures for the nine Magpies currently out on loan are as follows
(Freddie Woodman has been recalled from Crawley Town).
Haris Vuckic (Wigan Athletic):
Colchester United (h), League One, Saturday.
(Vuckic played 30 minutes for Wigan U21s in a 4-0 win over Shrewsbury Town
on Tuesday as he recovers from an ankle problem.)
Macaulay Gillesphey/Alex Gilliead (Carlisle United)
Exeter City (h) League Two, Saturday.
Adam Armstrong (Coventry City):
Blackpool (h) League One, Saturday.
Freddie Woodman (Crawley Town):
Luton Town (h) League Two, Saturday.
Preston North End (a) Championship, Saturday.
Shane Ferguson (Millwall):
Swindon Town (h) League One, Saturday.
Remy Cabella (Olympique Marseille):
Lorient (h) Ligue 1, Sunday.
Ben Smith (Bristol City U18s)
City beat Brentford 2-1 at home on Saturday - the participation of Magpies
'keeper Ben is still tbc.
It's just like
the first team
Manchester City U18s
6 Newcastle U18s 1
Newcastle's youngsters followed in the footsteps
of the senior side on Saturday, suffering yet another Manc massacre just a
short stroll away from where the first team had perished 1-6 last week.
Having lost their previous four games, Dave Watson's side were always second
favourites against the league leaders and it took City just two minutes to
A sweeping move ended with England U16 striker, Jadon Sancho, firing in a low
right-footed shot that Brendan Pearson got
his legs to but couldn't keep out.
And three minutes later it was 0-2 following an incisive attack down the right
that teed up Sancho - making his first U18 start - to beat Pearson again, although the
might have done better.
City piled on the misery in the 25th minute when Jacob Davenport jinked into
the box and crossed low for Paolo Fernandes to ram the ball home from close
Pearson prevented another in the 31st minute with a fine save from a long
range effort from Sadou Diallo as the home side continued to attack
The onslaught continued after the break and eight minutes later Lukas Nmecha ran through a non-existent defence and poked the
ball home to make it 0-4.
Dan Lowther had an effort saved and Ollie Long forced a decent stop from City 'keeper, Daniel Grimshaw, just
after the hour mark following a double substitution from United.
City sub Isaac Buckley-Ricketts walked through again but Pearson smothered
the forward's effort but then Gideon Adu-Peprah made a reckless challenge on
the same player and the referee pointed to the spot.
Ignoring the pleas of Sancho (who wanted to complete his hat trick) Diallo
sent Pearson the wrong way from the spot
with six minutes remaining.
Three minutes from the end, Mackenzie Heaney crossed from the left and
Lewis McNall swept the ball home for his fifth goal of the season - a deflection
enough to wrong-foot City custodian Daniel Grimshaw.
The City youngsters then emulated the senior side by grabbing a sixth in
added time, Buckley-Ricketts waltzing through and firing home.
Oh Manchester, so much to answer for....
Pearson, Aziakonou, Trodd, Suddick (Donaghey 60), Pollock, Adu-Peprah,
Lowther (Johnson 60), Long, Charman (McNall 72), Heaney, Smith.
Sub n/u: Harker.
The mackems confirmed their latest managerial saviour as Sam Allardyce
on Friday, with the 60 year-old former Magpie boss agreeing a two year
Returning to the side he played for in the 1980/81 season, Allardyce's first
game is at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday week before a home debut in the
wear-Tyne derby on Sunday October 25th.
During his ill-starred tenure at Gallowgate, Allardyce was in charge for just
one derby match - a 1-1 draw at the dark place in November 2007.
PS: Big Sham becomes the first person to have managed both ourselves and the
red & whites, although Tom Watson served both Newcastle East End
and West End before later taking over at the mackems.
Thanks to everyone who entered our latest
competition to win a recreated ZX Spectrum
computer courtesy of sponsors MJS.
Most folks correctly identified Imre Varadi as the Newcastle player who scored
20 goals in the 1981/82 season - although a few folks did get their decades
mixed up and plumped for Gavin Peacock.
From the correct entries received, the name of Mark Linney from Stanley,
Co. Durham was selected.
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Magpies reserve forward Ivan Toney has been awarded the Barclays U21 Player of the
Month for September after scoring twice in three games.
19 year-old Toney scored at West Ham and against Swansea for Peter Beardsley's side,
making his Premier League bow in between those U21 games and becoming
United's 200th player in that competition.
City 6 Newcastle 1
season PDF update for Paul Joannou's excellent "Newcastle United: The
Ultimate Record" is now available free of charge to book purchasers.
If you haven't received a copy - or are after previous season PDFs - email firstname.lastname@example.org
with your requirements.
PS: "The Ultimate Record" book is a complete sell out,
but copies of Paul's sister publication "Ultimate Who's Who"
are available, including an autographed edition.
Find more details online
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
2015/16 season tickets are now on public sale,
with availability in all areas of SJP.
NUFC confirm that new season ticket cards will be issued ahead of next
Online Box Office is here
SJP seating plan is here
On the opening day of ticket sales, they officially commence at 10am -
with any points reduction for away tickets becoming effective at the 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.
the public face of the Newcastle United
Travel Plan, designed to help fans attend matches using the most efficient and sustainable methods available.
to the Toon?
City guide here
Geordie Map here
NE guide here
on the VTEC logo for details of a new discount train travel scheme for
NUFC ST holders and members.
U21s v Fulham (a)
@ Craven Cottage, 7pm. U21 Premier League.
Sat 17.10.2015 U18s v Everton (a)
@ Finch Farm, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Sun 18.10.2015 Norwich City (h) @ SJP,
4pm. Premier League. Public sale
Sat 24.10.2015 U18s v Derby County (h)
@ Little Benton, Noon. U18 Premier League.
25.10.2015 mackems (a) @ stadium of plight, Noon. Premier League. SOLD
Ticketholders can book bus travel from NUFC £4
return (boarding at SJP 9.30am, departure 10am). All monies
raised are donated to charity - a charge is levied to gauge more accurately the
number of buses required.
U21s v Derby County (a)
@ Moor Lane, 1pm. U21 Premier League.
Sat 31.10.2015 U18s v Stoke City (h)
@ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Stoke City (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. Public sale
U21s v Aston Villa (h)
@ SJP, 7pm. U21 Premier League.
Sat 07.11.2015 U18s v West Bromwich Albion (a)
@ Albion training ground, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 07.11.2015 Bournemouth (a) @
Vitality Stadium, 12.45pm. Premier League. ST
holder sale now, 150 points. Adults £23, concessions £9. Live
on BT Sport.
Talk-ins / appearances:
Wed 21.10.2015 Football writers Martin Hardy & Harry Pearson in
conversation @ the Lit & Phil, Newcastle, 7pm prompt start.
Fri 23.10.2015 Keith Gillespie (with Joe Allon and Jason McAteer) @
Elmfield Social Club, Hebburn. £25 including pie & peas. In memory of
former NUFC trainee Keith "Halla" Hallway - proceeds to Willow Burn
Hospice. 7.30pm start, tickets from Will Gardner on 07872451717.
Sat 24.10.2015 Supermac (with John Gibson) @ Whitley Lodge Snooker Centre
- Claremont Crescent, Whitley Bay. £10 including pie & peas. 7.30pm start,
tickets from venue or via 0191 251 1997.
Sat 31.10.2015 Rob Lee @ Back Page shop, St.Andrews Street, Newcastle.
Signing copies of Touching Distance along with book author Martin Hardy.
Fri 13.11.2015 Tommy Wright, Steve Howey, John Beresford, Brian Kilcline, Kevin
Scott @ Dunston Lancastrian Suite, further details to follow.
Sat 28.11.2015 Steve Howey @ Blyth Town FC. £15
including pie & peas + drink. Contact Martin on: 07748 470530.
FA Cup Round dates:
3rd: w/e of 09.01.2016
4th: w/e of 30.01.2016
5th: w/e of 20.02.2016
6th: w/e of 12.03.2016
SF: Sat 23.04.2016 / Sun 24.04.2016
F: Sat 21.05.2016
Northumberland Senior Cup:
Second Round draw awaited, featuring: Ashington, Bedlington Terriers, Blyth
Spartans, Heaton Stannington, Morpeth Town, Newcastle United U21s, North
Shields, Whitley Bay.
(Ties due to
be played w/c 23.11.2015).
Confirmed NUFC UK live TV coverage:
NUFC Live on Sky Sports:
Sun 18.10.2015 Norwich City
Sun 25.10.2015 mackems (a) Noon
Sun 06.12.2015 Liverpool (h) 4pm
Sun 13.12.2015 Spurs (a) 4pm
Sat 19.12.2015 Aston Villa (h) 5.30pm
NUFC Live on BT Sport:
Sat 07.11.2015 Bournemouth (a) 12.45pm
Everton (h) 5.30pm
Selections made up to Sun 03.01.2016.
mackems (h) talkSPORT
World Cup @ SJP:
The 20 team event runs until 31.10.2015 with three games at SJP:
Sat 03.10.2015 S.Africa 34-16 Scotland
Fri 09.10.2015 New Zealand 47-9 Tonga
Sat 10.10.2015 Samoa 33-36 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 |
2015/16 future match dates:
Thu-Tue 12-17.11.2015 (playoff 1 & 2)
2016/17 future match dates:
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:
1932 Ken Prior born,
(1952-54 & 1956-57)
Outside left who played for
Northumberland boys and Cambois Juniors when Jackie
Milburn set up a trial for him at Newcastle.
Impressing enough to be signed as an amateur, Ken
rapidly rose to the first team, making his debut at
home to Middlesbrough in April 1952 and being put on
standby for the FA Cup side that year, only for
first-choice Bobby Mitchell to play with heavy
strapping on a leg injury.
However he failed to retain his place and was
subsequently transferred to Millwall. The move seemed
to do him good and both Bolton Wanderers and Newcastle looked to
sign him - family ties seeing Ken agree to another
stint at SJP.
The substantial presence of 'Mitch' was still ahead of
Ken in the first team though and again he only made
occasional appearances from the reserves.
Going to Berwick in a bid to recover from a knee
injury, Ken later reverted to playing part-time with
North Shields and working as an electrician.
He later played for both Horden and Ashington, serving
as Colliers manager for a time, before taking over as
Alnwick Town boss.
A friendship with Jack Charlton also saw Ken scout for
Middlesbrough during the 1970s.
1952 Gordon Hodgson born, Newcastle.
Midfielder Gordon joined United as a
schoolboy and was an England youth international.
However, he only received infrequent call-ups from the
reserves or off the bench into first team action.
An £8K move to Mansfield Town followed shortly after
being a non-playing member of our 1974 FA Cup final
losing side and Gordon captained
the Stags to the 3rd Division title.
Later moves to Oxford, Peterborough and Kings Lynn then followed before
a career change when he joined the police force.
Gordon died in April 1999 and a minute's silence was
observed at Field Mill before the Mansfield Town v
Southend United game.
1964 John Cornwell born, Bethnal Green.
As a 16 year old West Ham apprentice, John received a warm
reception when he visited SJP, along with his boyhood
pal Tony Cottee.
The pair were in the North East corner of the
ground supporting the Hammers when the infamous 1980 firebomb
incident took place.
That didn't stop him from joining us in a £50K
move from Frank Clark's Leyton Orient some seven years
later, debuting at number 11 in a 2-1 home win over
Appearing in midfield, central defence and at left
back during his time @ SJP, John netted once, with a low shot at the Leazes end against
Charlton in November 1987.
His final game though was a 2-1 home win over
Wimbledon that got new boss Jim Smith off to a good
start - moving on to Swindon Town as The Bald Eagle
overhauled his squad in a vain attempt to avoid
Cornwell later appeared for Cardiff City, Northampton
Town, Brentford & Southend.
And it was while at the Shrimpers that he was party to
one of our darkest days - a 0-4 loss at Roots
Hall on New Years Day 1992 that left us bottom of the old
After hanging up his boots in 1994 he moved into the pub
trade, occasionally popping up in the Newcastle
Masters indoor football team.
1980 Scott Parker born, Lambeth.
Midfielder who came through the ranks
at Charlton and made his first team debut in 1997,
remaining with Addicks until a £10m transfer to
Chelsea in 2004 (he also had a spell on loan at
Norwich back in 2000).
However despite earning his first England cap and
being voted PFA Young Player of the Year, Scott was
only an occasional starter at Stamford Bridge and
broke a bone in his foot against Norwich City in December
That proved to be his final act in a Chelsea shirt and
his next first team game was for Newcastle, following
a £6.5m transfer in the summer of 2005.
Parker made his United bow in the home leg of our Intertoto Cup
tie against Deportivo La Coruna and marked Michael Owen's debut at
home to Fulham two months later by being sent off for
two bookable offences.
Scoring his first goal at Cheltenham in the FA Cup the
following January with an unorthodox effort that went
in off his midriff, a rather better effort saw him
mark his return to the Valley in March 2006 - although
we lost 3-1.
A bout of glandular fever then curtailed his
appearances for that season and the next campaign
would prove to be his last.
Making public comments about Toon fans having
unrealistic expectations hardly endeared club captain Parker to those
supporters and trading insults with fans in the East
Stand during a home loss to Sheffield United was
In amongst the ashes of the season end, with Glenn
Roeder sacked and Sam Allardyce installed, Parker made
a £7m move to West Ham in
However, he later denied deny press reports (and a
scandalous re-writing of history by Allardyce) that he'd
angled for a move back to London due to
"I went to Newcastle and contrary to what
people say about not settling in the North East, me
and my family absolutely loved it up there. Then a new
manager comes in, has different ideas and sells
Despite tumbling into the Championship
with West Ham, he was voted as the Football Writers'
Association Player of the Year and regained his place
back in the England team before moving to Spurs at the
end of the 2011 summer transfer window.
After half a century of appearances at White Hart Lane,
Parker moved to Fulham in August 2013 for an
Enduring relegation in his first season at Craven
Cottage, Scott remained a regular but was unable to
inspire a promotion push in the 2014/15 campaign.
Ankle problems then meant that he hadn't made a single
appearance in his third year at Fulham by the time of
PS: Parker's place in club
history is assured, as according to UEFA at least, he
- not Bob Moncur - is the last player to have
captained Newcastle to European glory.
That was of course our 2006/07 Intertoto Cup
"victory" - a feat achieved by being the
last of the eleven teams progressing into the UEFA Cup
still to be involved.
trophy presentation duly took place
well before kick-off against AZ Alkmaar at SJP in March 2007. Few fans witnessed
a low-key ceremony that saw an overjoyed Parker and a randomly-selected Toon
fan accept what looked like a sample from a tile warehouse.
we couldn't let his birthday pass without adding a still from a McDonalds TV ad
that featured a fresh-faced young master Parker playing keepy-uppy in his back
1980 Karl Colley born, Sheffield.
4in central defender who spent a season at United''s
Academy following his release by Sheffield
Spells at Sheffield Wednesday and Ilkeston Town then
followed before Colley played a handful of senior
games for Halifax Town.
A meandering non-league career then saw him feature
for Kettering Town, Frickley Athletic, Hucknall Town,
Bradford Park Avenue, Barrow, Grimsby Town,
Scarborough, Stocksbridge Park Steels, Retford United,
Sheffield FC, Alfreton Town, Lincoln United, Sutton
Town, Belper Town, Buxton and Goole Town.
Despite that low-profile however, Karl hit
the headlines in January 2014, when footage of his
dismissal when captaining Goole against Coalville Town
Following his red card, Colley took exception to the
comments of visiting fans, and on the anniversary of
Eric Cantona getting stuck into a Crystal Palace
follower, leapt into the crowd and aimed punches at a
Goole immediately showed Colley the door as an FA
charge followed, which result in a fine and playing
ban until October 2014.
He later made a playing return with the aptly-named
Sheffield Sunday League side Hackenthorpe FC.
1992 Liam Henderson born, Ashington.
Midfielder who joined Newcastle's Academy at
the age of 12 and made a reserve team debut from the
bench against the smoggies at The Riverside in
Stricken with long-term injury problems, a belated
return to fitness ahead of the 2012/13 season saw
Hendo guest for both Celtic Nation and Blyth Spartans.
However, a reserve team friendly against Gateshead at
the International Stadium in August 2012 would prove
to be his last game for United and he later was
Joining Northern League side Newcastle Benfield,
Liam later played for South Shields, West Auckland
Town, Jarrow Roofing and Newton Aycliffe.
NB: A different Liam Henderson (born in Gateshead
during 1989) has played for a number of clubs
including Watford, York City, Gateshead and Spennymoor
1894 Darwen (h)
Dickson 2, McNee
1900 Derby County (h)
Only a consolation goal this time for visitors marksman Steve
1906 Manchester City (h)
1923 West Ham United (h)
1928 Liverpool (a)
1934 West Ham United (a)
Barrett, Mills, Ruffell
Grimsby Town (h)
Stubbins 2, Crowe, Hair, Milburn 2
1951 Huddersfield Town (a) 4-2
Hannah, Milburn 2, G.Robledo
Debut for Billy Foulkes, who lost his place the following Saturday,
having been picked to represent Wales for the first time.
actually scored all six goals, Joe Harvey and Frank Brennan registering
own goals past 'keeper Ronnie Simpson.
1954 Hearts (h)
Parker, Bauld, Conn
|1956 Aston Villa (a) 1-3
Sewell, Smith 2
1962 Sunderland (h)
Press reports claim over 20K fans were outside when the gates
Those who got in saw Brian Clough put the mackems ahead from point-blank
ranger, only for Jimmy Kerray to level, shooting past Jimmy Montgomery
with the aid of a deflection off future Magpie Stan Anderson.
1973 Manchester City (h)
A close-range header by Supermac from Terry Hibbitt's corner secured
the win for a Newcastle side who featured Irving Nattrass in an
unfamiliar forward role.
Shrewsbury Town (h) 1-0
Hank Marvin, a Magpie and Mick Martin all on the same programme
cover. What more could you want?
Coventry City (a) 1-1 (0-0)
Ex-Mag Terry Hibbit's brother, Kenny, was on target for the Sky
Blues at Highfield Road.
footage is online here
1988 Jackie Milburn made his
final journey past SJP as his funeral cortege passed along
Barrack Road. Thousands turned out to pay their last respects to the
Oxford United (a)
There was debut at the Manor Ground for Scott Sloan, who came
on as a substitute to replace Wayne Fereday.
1997 Newcastle reserves beat Chesterfield 2-1
at Saltergate, Paul Brayson and trialist forward Carlos Gonzalez
United fielded two further trialists, German duo Markus
Munch (from Bayern Munich) and FC Schweinfurt's Ralf
Keidel - the latter who did enough to earn a permanent deal.
Bolton Wanderers (a) 4-0 (1-0)
Solano(41), Robert(62), Shearer(72), Bellamy(84)
1-0 up through an offside Nobby Solano, the Trotters then saw goalkeeper
Jussi Jaaskelainen sent off for a deliberate handball on the hour mark.
Solano, Alan Shearer and Laurent Robert all stood over the resultant
free kick, with the Frenchman beating midfielder Bo Hansen to score
(Bolton having no sub 'keeper).
Shearer and Craig Bellamy then rounded off the scoring against big
A 3-1 win over Leeds at Kingston Park for the reserves,
1,311 fans seeing goals from Lomana LuaLua, Michael Chopra and Carl Cort. James
Milner played for Leeds.
2009 Newcastle's first-ever visit to the
Don Valley Stadium saw them beaten 2-4 by a more
experienced Rotherham reserve XI.
Aaron Spear netted first and Wesley Baheng scored in the
closing stages, but the Millers grabbed four of their own
third successive away win for the reserves came against
Blackpool, with Phil Airey and future Tangerine Nile
Ranger (2) on target at Bloomfield Road.
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