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Ticket news:

Spurs (a) SOLD OUT
Man City (a) SOLD OUT tbc
Liverpool (h) member sale now
West Brom (a) ST holder sale now (zero points)

Premier League:
Crock idols - latest 

Excluding Jonas Gutierrez, the current status of the eleven senior players reportedly unavailable is as follows: 

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.  

Premier League:
Unlikely foxtrot winner 

Newcastle  1  Leicester City  0

Match report is online here

Latest Premier League results:

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

Mon 20.10.2014:
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 here

Reserves on top

Newcastle U21s  3  Brighton U21s  1

Match report

Country calls

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

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Book giveaway:
Hit the north

Since 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.

To be in with a chance of winning a copy, just email us here with your answer to this question:

Gaining 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
Sat Oct 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. 

Premier League:
Spurs (a) 

This 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 kickoff.

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.

Spurs confirm that tributes will be paid on Sunday to their former player and manager Bill Nicholson, who passed away aged 85 almost exactly ten years ago.  

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 for selection. 

Paddy Power match betting is online here

Newcastle to win @ 4/1
Game to end scoreless @ 10/1
Gabriel Obertan to score in a 1-0 win @ 100/1
(NB: 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 Manchester City.

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. 

Anthony 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.

Travel: Buses replace 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.


Overseas TV:
Digi Sport 1 (Svk) +HD
Fox Sports 2 (Oz) (delay)
Fox Sports 2 HD (Ned)
NBC Sports Live Extra (USA)
PremierLeaguePass (NZ)
QQ Sports China
Sky Mexico
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 unless stated):

West Ham v Manchester City (12.45pm) BT
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

Loan lads:
The borrowers 

Magpies currently on temporary assignment elsewhere:

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (AS Roma)
Next game: Bayern Munich (h) Champions League, Tuesday.

Jamaal Lascelles, Karl Darlow (Nottingham Forest)

Next game: Watford (a) Championship, Tuesday.

Remie Streete (Port Vale)
Next game: Scunthorpe United (h) League One, Tuesday.

Freddie Woodman (Hartlepool United)

Next game: Accrington Stanley (a) Tuesday, League Two. 

Jonathyn Quinn (Blyth Spartans)
Next game:
Skelmersdale United (h) Northern Premier League, Tuesday.

Sylvain Marveaux (Guingamp)
Next game: Dinamo Minsk (a) Europa League, Thursday.

Hatem Ben Arfa (Hull City)
Next game:
Liverpool (a) Premier League, Saturday.

Premier League:
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.

Team: Woolston, Cobain, Hunter, Cameron, Gibson, Drennan, Longstaff, Heaney (Ward 75), Bell ( Kerridge 57), Johnson, Charman (Storey 65). Subs n/u: none.

Unlikely lad:
Old boy pays the price

News from 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

Stopping the strippers 

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 community'.

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 months.

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 long-term basis.

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 sale. 

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 Localism Act.

Stadium art:
SJP giveaway
- result

ake 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, but while final preparations are concluded, we had one of each to give away in a free-to-enter competition.

concluded, we had one of each to give away in a free-to-enter competition.

We 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 issues: 

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) 

Thanks to all who entered.

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Next Match

Premier League

White Hart Lane
Sunday 26th October
Kick-off 1.30pm

Last Match

Newcastle 1
Leicester City 0
Premier League

St. James' Park
Saturday 18th October
Match report's
Never-Ending Tour
Number of Newcastle games attended by in 2014/15:



Fixtures, Tickets etc.
Season 2014/15

The ticket office is on the first floor of the SJP club shop, under the Gallowgate End towards the Strawberry.

New season opening Hours: TBC

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 1892 from overseas

Online Box Office is available here

2014/15 season ticket details here

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.

SJP season ticket info online here

SJP Stadium seating plan online here

Newcastle City Centre map (PDF)


Sat 25.10.2014 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 Premier League.

Wed 29.10.2014 Manchester City (a) @ Etihad Stadium, 7.45pm. Capital One Cup Fourth Round. SOLD OUT tbc. Live on Sky Sports.

01.11.2014 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 Premier League.

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 Premier League.

21.11.2014 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.

Sat 29.11.2014 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.

Capital One Cup Fourth Round:

Tue 28.10.2014:
Bournemouth v West Bromwich Albion
Fulham v Derby County
Liverpool v Swansea City
MK Dons v Sheffield United
Shrewsbury Town v Chelsea Sky

Wed 29.10.2014:
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 Round:

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 Benfield 3-1 WAC 

(The four winners of those ties then go into the Second Round draw with Ashington, Blyth Spartans, NUFC and Whitley Bay).

Altoonative Travel is 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:
Wed 29.10.2014
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:
Sat 01.11.2014
Liverpool (h) 12.45pm
Sat 06.12.2014 Chelsea (h) @ 12.45pm
Fri 26.12.2014 Manchester United (a) 3pm

Gateshead 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. 

home League games

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

Upcoming home 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.

Teams: Catalans Dragons, Castleford Tigers, Hull, Hull KR, Huddersfield Giants, Leeds Rhinos, St Helens, Salford Red Devils, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Warrington Wolves, Widnes Vikings, Wigan Warriors.

Ticket details tbc.

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

RUWC match ticket sales:

Now: Traveling Fan Packages
Now: Hospitality Packages

Now: English rugby club members

11.2014 / 12.2014 General sale 
First come, first served basis.


International Magpies
National Service
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 Tuesdays. 

On double-header match weeks, teams will play on Thursday and Sunday, Friday and Monday or Saturday and Tuesday.

2014/15 match dates :
Thu-Sat 14-16.11.2014
Fri-Sun 27-29.03.2015
Fri-Sun 12-14.06.2015

2014/15 African Nations Cup:
Sat 17.01.2015-Sun 08.02.2015

Group D qualifiers:
15.11.2014 Sierra Leone v Ivory Coast
19.11.2014 Ivory Coast v Cameroon

Group G qualifiers:
15.11.2014 Egypt v Senegal
19.11.2014 Senegal v Botswana

2015/16 match dates:
Thu-Sat 03-05.09.2015
Sun-Tue 06-08.09.2015
Thu-Sat 08-10.10.2015
Sun-Tue 11-13.10.2015
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...

From The Telegraph's report of the home win over Leicester City:

"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..... 

(Malcolm Dick)

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
21st October

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 misfits he replaced (eg Terry Wilson) this free transfer was a wise move by KK. 

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 Final success.

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 Rovers in 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 treatment.


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What Else?

1893 Ardwick (a)
Division Two 
Wallace, Crate, og
Yates, Morris 
There was a debut for John Patten, at outside right in our first ever meeting with Ardwick, later re-christened Manchester City.

On the same day meanwhile, Berwick Rangers made their first visit to SJP to face United's 'A' team in a friendly match.

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 (h)
Division One 

1905 Bury (h)
Division One
Orr, Appleyard, Veitch 
The only appearance of Darlington-born 'keeper Tom Rowlandson.

1911 Blackburn Rovers (h)
Division One 
Hay, Stewart 2, Wilson 
Latheron, Davies
Debut for Billy Hibbert.

1922 Arsenal (h)
Division One 

1933 Sunderland (h)
Division One 

1939 Hartlepools United (a)

Pearson(pen), Meek

1944 Leeds United (a)

Coyne 2

1950 Bolton Wanderers (a) 2-0 (1-0)
Division One 
G.Robledo, Taylor 
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 goal.

1958 TSV Munich (Germany) (h) 3-0 (2-0)
Allchurch, Eastham, Hughes 
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) 5-0 (2-0)
Division Two 
Tuohy, Leek 3, Hale 
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.

1963 Alf McMichael's XI 
(h) 4-5
Taylor 2, Kirkman, Cummings
scorers tbc 
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.

1970 Pecsi Dozsa (Hungary) (h) 2-0 (1-0)
Fairs Cup 2nd Round 1st Leg
Davies (43,59)
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
Division One 
Hibbitt, Tudor 
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) (a)
scorer tbc 
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 (a) 1-4 (1-1)
Division Two 
Robinson 2, Gritt
United went ahead though Nigel Walker at The Valley, before conceding a penalty which Lawrie Madden sent into space. 

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) 3-0 (1-0)
Division Two 
Quinn (25,70,85) 
Mick Quinn made it fourteen goals in just thirteen league starts thanks to a second hat trick for his new club.

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 oncoming Keeley. 

This proved to be our final victory at Albion's former Goldstone Ground home.
Youtube footage is onnline here

1995 Wimbledon (h)
Premier League 
Howey(31), Ferdinand(35,41,63), Clark(59), Albert(84)
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

1996 Newcastle 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.

1999 FC Zurich (Switzerland) (a)
UEFA Cup 2nd Round 1st Leg  
Maric(51), Shearer(60)
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. match report.

2000 Everton (h)

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 Gascoigne. 

Kevin Campbell converted, having missed a similar and far easier chance minutes earlier. match report.

2001 Tottenham Hotspur (h) 0-2 (0-2)

og(Speed)(8), Poyet(20)

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 Given.

The Premier League Dubious Goals Panel later agreed and credited Speed with the OG. match report.

2003 Fulham (a) 

Robert(16), Shearer(51pen,56)
Clark(6), Saha(8)

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 street.

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 fouled Shola.

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. match report

2004 Craig 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 Athletic.

"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."

2004 Panionios (Greece) (a)
UEFA Cup Group Game 1

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.

Minutes earlier 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. match report

Youtube footage is online here

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. match report

Following 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 Newcastle United.

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.

2012 mackems (a)
Premier League

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. match report


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