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Robins v Spartans
Northern Premier League Blyth Spartans
attempt to defend the Techflow Group
Northumberland Senior Cup at SJP this evening.
Their opponents in the final are Northern League side North
Shields. Kick-off is at 7.30pm, admission at the East Stand turnstiles: £6 adults, £3
Note that a result must be achieved on the night, via 30 minutes of extra time
if the scores are level at that point. And if there's no result in 120 minutes
then a penalty shootout will resolve the issue.
Blyth had a free Saturday before the match, while Shields exited from the League Cup
after losing their semi-final tie with Shildon in a penalty shootout.
The Robins were then in Northern League action on Bank Holiday Monday, beating
Penrith 5-1 at home.
While Spartans are looking to retain the trophy in their third successive
final appearance, Shields haven't made it this far since 1992 - when they lost
1-2 to Blyth at Gallowgate. They last lifted the cup in 1991 thanks to a
single goal success over Whitley Bay.
If you can't get to SJP, Ashington-based community radio station, Koast
Radio will be broadcasting live commentary. Find that on 106.6fm, online
or via the tune-in radio app. More
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"Newcastle United Ultimate Who's Who" book, the last
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Biographies of over 1,800 players and officials are contained in this
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Glad all over!
1 Crystal Palace 0
Nothing to play for?
A 2-2 draw at Chelsea on Monday ended any hopes Spurs retained
of winning the Premier League - and handed the title to Leicester City in the
Mauricio Pochettino's side sit three points clear in second place and round
off their season by hosting Southampton on Sunday, before making a final day
visit to Newcastle a week later.
However, they are now assured of second or third spot and Champions League
qualification, with nearest challengers Manchester City and Arsenal still to play
The team from White Hart Lane also have a vastly superior goal
difference to those sides, another sizeable factor in their quest to finish
above their North London rivals for the first time since 1995.
That particular contest could be settled this Sunday, with Spurs up first
against the Saints before the Gunners
get underway at the Etihad.
While Spurs cannot now emulate their 1961 title success, the opportunity
remains to finish as runner's up for the first time since 1963. This is
already their best Premier League season, beating 2010's fourth.
Already without the suspended Dele Alli, an incident at Stamford Bridge on
Monday involving Mousa Dembele could result in retrospective action also sidelining
him for their closing two games.
The midfielder was one of nine Spurs players booked on Monday night (a PL
record), with Erik Lamela's
stamp on Cesc Fabregas and Kyle Walker's kick on Pedro also potentially
interesting the FA.
Tottenham also picked up several injuries which may see their squad numbers
reduced even further for the trip to St. James'.
PS: Leicester's title success comes 24 years to the day that Newcastle
avoided relegation to Division Three following a 2-1 victory at Filbert
Street. It also came on the anniversary of our disaster at the King Power
Stadium which saw the Foxes beat us 3-0 as they continued their remarkable
escape from relegation.
A 1-0 home win over QPR on Monday was enough to ensure that Burnley
returned to the Premier League at the first time of asking.
Ex Magpie Joey Barton appeared against another one of his former clubs but
faces an uncertain future, as he's out of contract at Turf Moor this summer.
Hopefully the events of 2009 won't unfold again, when Burnley's promotion to
the top flight came in the wake of Newcastle's demotion to the
The second automatic promotion place will be decided on Saturday when Boro and
Brighton meet each other - goal difference only separating the second and
third placed clubs.
Whichever side misses out will join Hull City, Derby County and Sheffield
Wednesday in the playoffs.
Hillsborough - a view
Away end at White Hart Lane, Spurs
v NUFC 1987
Following the conclusion of the inquest, here's one Newcastle fan's
perspective on the tragic events at the Leppings Lane End in 1989 read
United round off their away campaign by attempting to end a winless run of ten
fixtures away from home that stretches back to Spurs last December.
Kickoff for this non-televised game is at 3pm and all 3,000 away
tickets have been sold. Despite the fact that there will thousands of
unoccupied seats, no extra places will be made available
for away fans.
Disgruntled Villans have announced a pre-game demonstration outside the
Trinity Road Stand, with those fans not boycotting the game urged to join a
74th minute protest inside the ground (details tbc).
Premier League - bottom half:
Sat 07.05.2016 Aston Villa (a) (3pm)
Sun 15.05.2016 Spurs (h) (3pm)
Sat 07.05.2016 Chelsea (h) (3pm)
Wed 11.05.2016 Everton (h) (7.45pm)
Sun 15.05.2016 Watford (a) (3pm)
Sat 07.05.2016 Man United (h) (12.45pm) BT
Wed 11.05.2016 Watford (h) 7.45pm)
Sun 15.05.2016 Everton (a) (3pm)
remain sidelined, but both Steven Taylor and Daryl
Janmaat could be available again.
NUFC: Tim Krul, Rob Elliot, Massadio
The latter could be reinstated at right back with his current replacement
Vurnon Anita a fitness doubt.
Punts: Coral continue to offer new signups £20 in free bets once a £5 bet is
AVFC: Aly Cissokho is suspended following his red card at Watford on
Saturday while fellow defender Jores Okore has asked not to be selected this
Jordan Amavi is also absent.
Former Magpie Charles N'Zogbia hasn't featured since November 2015 and isn't
under consideration, while striker Gabriel Agbonlahor has lost the club
captaincy for his off-field high jinks and is also unavailable.
Ex-mackem Kieran Richardson is doubtful.
Referee: Robert Madley - a third appointment of the season for the
whistler from West Yorkshire, following the 0-3 derby loss and 1-3 defeat at
His only other games in charge of us came last season; a 3-2 victory away at
Crystal Palace in the League Cup and a 1-2 home loss to Southampton.
Somewhat remarkably, Madley has handled a trio of Villa games so far this
season and they've avoided defeat in all of them.
They were a 1-0 home win over Birmingham City in the League Cup plus two
Premier League fixtures: a 2-2 home draw with the mackems and a scoreless draw
away at West Bromwich Albion.
Travel: No scheduled disruptions
UK Radio: Live
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Local Radio: Live on BBC Radio
UK TV: None
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Sky HD (Mexico)
SuperSport 6 (Za)
Villa Park has proved something of happy hunting ground for Andros
Townsend, who finished on the winning side in three of his four visits and has scored
twice there, once for QPR and the other for Spurs.
Toon @ Villa Park - Premier League era:
2014/15 drew 0-0
2013/14 won 2-1 Ben Arfa, Gouffran
2012/13 won 2-1 Cisse, Cabaye
2011/12 drew 1-1 Best
2010/11 lost 0-1
2008/09 lost 0-1
2007/08 lost 1-4 Owen
2006/07 lost 0-2
2005/06 won 2-1 Ameobi, N'Zogbia
2004/05 lost 2-4 Kluivert, O'Brien
2003/04 drew 0-0
2002/03 won 1-0 Shearer
2001/02 drew 1-1 Shearer
2000/01 drew 1-1 Solano
2000/01 lost 1-0 (FAC)
1999/00 won 1-0 Ferguson
1998/99 lost 0-1
1997/98 won 1-0 Batty
1996/97 drew 2-2 Shearer, Clark
1995/96 drew 1-1 Ferdinand
1994/95 won 2-0 Lee, Cole
1993/94 won 2-0 Allen (pen), Cole
Only once in 21 seasons of Premier League football have we won our final away
game - that solitary success was at QPR in May 2013, a 2-1 victory.
Final away game results - Premier League:
2014/15 lost 1-2 at QPR
2013/14 lost 1-2 at Liverpool
2012/13 won 2-1 at QPR
2011/12 lost 1-3 at Everton
2010/11 drew 2-2 at Chelsea
2008/09 lost 0-1 at Aston Villa
2007/08 lost 1-3 at Everton
2006/07 drew 1-1 at Watford
2005/06 drew 0-0 at Birmingham
2004/05 lost 0-2 at Everton
2003/04 drew 1-1 at Liverpool
2002/03 drew 2-2 at West Bromwich Albion
2001/02 lost 1-3 at Southampton
2000/01 lost 0-3 at Liverpool
1999/00 drew 0-0 at Derby
1998/99 lost 0-2 at Leicester
1997/98 lost 0-1 at Blackburn
1996/97 drew 0-0 at Manchester United
1995/96 drew 1-1 at Forest
1994/95 lost 0-1 at Blackburn
1993/94 lost 0-2 at Sheffield United
Remaining PL fixtures:
Norwich City v Manchester United (12.45pm) BT
Aston Villa v Newcastle (3pm)
Bournemouth v West Bromwich Albion (3pm)
Crystal Palace v Stoke City (3pm)
Liverpool v Watford (3pm)
mackems v Chelsea (3pm)
West Ham v Swansea City (3pm)
Leicester City v Everton (5.30pm) Sky
Spurs v Southampton (1.30pm) Sky
Manchester City v Arsenal (4pm) Sky
West Ham v Manchester United (7.45pm) Sky
Norwich City v Watford (7.45pm)
mackems v Everton (7.45pm)
Liverpool v Chelsea (8pm) Sky
Sun 15.05.2016: (TV picks tbc but KO's fixed)
Arsenal v Aston Villa (3pm)
Chelsea v Leicester City (3pm)
Everton v Norwich City (3pm)
Manchester United v Bournemouth (3pm)
Newcastle v Spurs (3pm)
Southampton v Crystal Palace (3pm)
Stoke City v West Ham (3pm)
Swansea v Manchester City (3pm)
Watford v mackems (3pm)
West Bromwich Albion v Liverpool (3pm)
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exit for old boys
After a disappointing season that ended with a ninth place finish,
National League side Gateshead have culled their squad and released ten
Among those leaving the International Stadium are ex Magpies Matty Pattison,
James Marwood and Craig Baxter. Midfielder Paddy McLaughlin
has however been offered new terms by the Tynesiders.
PS: Northern League side Consett confirm that former Magpies Academy
coach Willie Donachie is to be their first team coach next season.
Latest temporary postings for our mob:
Sammy Ameobi (Cardiff City):
A 0-3 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday confirmed a Championship
playoff place for the Owls and means that the Bluebirds cannot now reach the
top six. Sammy arrived as a 20th minute sub.
Next game: Birmingham City (h), Saturday
Ivan Toney (Barnsley):
Conceding a 98th minute equaliser in a 2-2 home draw with Colchester United on
Saturday means that the Tykes still aren't assured of a League One playoff
spot. Ivan made a belated arrival from the bench in the 95th minute.
Next game: Wigan (a) Sunday
Adam Armstrong/Gael Bigirimana
Still no goal for Arma, but his early strike was
diverted home for City's opening goal in a 3-1 victory over Sheffield United
in League One on Saturday. The striker completed the full 90 minutes at the
Next game: Oldham Athletic (a) Sunday
The midfielder started against Wigan at Bloomfield Road
on Saturday but was subbed on 73 minutes. Blackpool's 0-4 defeat moves them
ever closer to relegation from League One.
Next game: Peterborough United (a) Sunday
Haris Vuckic (Wigan Athletic):
The Latics confirmed promotion to the Championship by
sweeping to a 4-0 victory at Blackpool. Haris remained on the bench as an
Next game: Barnsley (h) Sunday
The Cumbrians lost 0-2 at home to
Oxford United in League Two on Saturday. Macaulay didn't feature while Alex
arrived as a second half replacement.
Next game: Notts County (a) Saturday
Lubo Satka (York City):
condemned to life in the National League next season, the Minstermen lost 1-4
at home to Bristol
Rovers in League Two on Saturday. Kyle completed another full game but Lubo was
Next game: Morecambe (a) Saturday
Remy Cabella, Florian Thauvin
A much-needed 1-0 win at Angers in Ligue 1 on Sunday eased relegation fears for
OM. Thauvin completed the first 78 minutes while Cabella featured for the
closing 18 minutes from the bench.
Next game: Reims (h) Saturday.
Newcastle U18s 1
Following a three week break from competitive matches,
U18s returned to action on Saturday in
their penultimate Merit Group playoff fixture.
However the gap in fixtures did nothing to improve United's form as they lost a
fourth successive match on the road - albeit by a rather narrower margin than
the 1-7 reverse at Manchester United last time out.
Chasing a victory to seal their place at the top of Tier 3, the Swans took an
eighth minute lead when Welsh youth international Liam Cullen shot home.
The Magpies levelled before the break through Jamie Holmes, but what proved to
be the winner arrived barely two minutes in the second half, Aaron Lewis firing
past Nathan Harker to restore City's lead.
Dave Watson's side end their season with a home fixture against Southampton
next Saturday. The Saints lost 0-1 at Manchester United on Saturday - their
third successive single goal defeat.
Team: Harker, Broccoli (Spooner 80), Kitchen, Hunter, Bailey, Adu-Peprah, Smith,
Longstaff, Charman, Holmes (Long 80), Heaney (Lowther 65).
Sub n/u: Marrs.
PS: United's U21s have now concluded their league season but were in
home friendly action on Thursday afternoon, beating a Berwick Rangers XI 8-0.
Goalscorers at Little Benton were Sean Longstaff (2), Luke Charman (2),
Mackenzie Heaney (2), Adam Laidler (pen) and Callum Smith.
claimed on Saturday that United had allowed two players to leave the club
ahead of the expiration of their contracts this summer.
Midfield pair Sylvain Marveaux and Gabriel Obertan will both
become free agents after their five years at the club comes to an end -
both acquired ahead of the 2011/12 season when Alan Pardew was in post.
Also in the final weeks of his current deal is defender Steven Taylor, while
loan misfit Seydou Doumbia has played only three minutes under Rafa Benitez
and spent last weekend in Moscow while United were facing Reds of a different
Obertan amassed 77 appearances in all competitions (48 starts)
and found the net three times: away to Blackburn Rovers in February 2012, in a
Europa League home tie against Bruges the following October and the winner
against Leicester at SJP in October 2014.
Marveaux's contribution was even more fitful, making the last of his 57
appearances (28 starts) against Everton in March 2014. His two goals
came in the closing weeks of 2012 - at home to Maritmo in the Europa League
and during a 3-7 defeat at Arsenal.
To put those figures into some sort of context, we will have played 223
competitive games during their time at the club by the end of the current
The Magpies wrap up their
season on Sunday week, May 15th when they face Spurs in a 3pm kickoff.
NUFC confirm that there will be no public ticket sale for this game and only
members with a previous purchase history will be allowed to buy.
NB: season ticket holders are classified as members and can purchase two
additional tickets each.
United have lost just one of eight home fixtures in 2016 (won four, drawn
NUFC: To follow.
Punts: Coral continue to offer new signups £20 in free bets once
a £5 bet is placed online
THFC: To follow. Midfielder
Dele Alli is suspended.
Metro: No scheduled disruptions to service.
Spurs in Toon: PL Era:
2014/15 lost 1-3 Colback
2013/14 lost 0-4
2012/13 won 2-1 Ba, Ben Arfa
2011/12 drew 2-2 Ba, Sh.Ameobi
2010/11 drew 1-1 Coloccini
2008/09 won 2-1 N'Zogbia, Duff
2008/09 lost 1-2 Owen (LC)
2007/08 won 3-1 Martins, Cacapa, Milner
2006/07 won 3-1 Dyer, Martins, Parker
2005/06 won 3-1 Bowyer, Sh.Ameobi, Shearer
2004/05 won 1-0 Kluivert (FAC)
2004/05 lost 0-1
2003/04 won 4-0 Shearer 2, Robert 2
2002/03 won 2-1 Speed, Shearer
2001/02 lost 0-2
2000/01 won 2-0 Speed, Cordone
1999/00 won 6-1 Shearer 2, Speed, Dabizas, Ferguson, Dyer (FAC)
1999/00 won 2-1 Glass, Dabizas
1998/99 drew 1-1 Ketsbaia
1997/98 won 1-0 Barton
1996/97 won 7-1 Shearer 2, Ferdinand 2, Lee 2, Albert
1995/96 drew 1-1 Ferdinand
1994/95 drew 3-3 D.Peacock, Gillespie, Beardsley
1993/94 lost 0-1
Closing home game results - PL era:
2014/15 West Ham won 2-0
2013/14 Cardiff City won 3-0
2012/13 Arsenal lost 0-1
2011/12 Manchester City lost 0-2
2010/11 West Brom drew 3-3
2008/09 Fulham lost 0-1
2007/08 Chelsea lost 0-2
2006/07 Blackburn lost 0-2
2005/06 Chelsea won 1-0
2004/05 Chelsea drew 1-1
2003/04 Wolves drew 1-1
2002/03 Birmingham City won 1-0
2001/02 West Ham won 3-1
2000/01 Aston Villa won 3-0
1999/00 Arsenal won 4-2
1998/99 Blackburn drew 1-1
1997/98 Chelsea won 3-1
1996/97 Nottingham Forest won 5-0
1995/96 Spurs drew 1-1
1994/95 Crystal Palace won 3-2
1993/94 Arsenal won 2-0
UK Radio: tbc
Local Radio: Live on BBC Radio Newcastle
UK TV: None (as yet)
Overseas TV: To
Watch: Bacchus, 42-48 High
Bridge NE1 6BX
Lauded by CAMRA locally and
nationally, the Bacchus
is a blue chip entry in Sir John
Fitzgerald's portfolio and a long standing pre and post-match venue.
Along with a formidable range of cask ales, you'll find an excellent selection
of bottled beers, with OTB (on
the bar) updates via their twitter @Bacchus48
further details of this and the other
locations that make up the Sir John Fitzgerald estate
Mags make HK return
Newcastle's U21s will
once again feature in the Hong Kong Soccer Sevens tournament later this month
- their fifth successive visit to the annual event.
United have been drawn in Group A with Aston Villa and local sides Hong Kong
FC and Kitchee, with matches staged between May 20th and 22nd.
Aside from Villa, Leicester City, Stoke City and West Ham will also contest
the sixteen team competition - with the Potters coached by ex-Mag Glyn Hodges.
United's squad is as follows: Nathan Harker, Michael Newberry, Liam
Gibson, Jack Hunter, Callum Williams, Dan Ward, Owen Gallagher, Sean Longstaff,
Luke Charman, Dan Barlaser.
Barlaser and Williams took part in the 2015 event.
PS: Wallsend Boys Club will again represent the region in the Masters
section of the Tournament - one of eight sides composed of players aged 35 and
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
(Open for away ticket sales and enquiries during the above Box Office
* 0044 870 444 1892
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
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
travel is the public face
of the Newcastle United Travel Plan, designed to help fans attend matches using the most efficient and
sustainable methods available.
Heading to the Toon?
04.05.2016 Blyth Spartans v North Shields @ SJP, 7.30pm. TechFlow
Group Northumberland Senior Cup Final. Pay at
East Stand Turnstiles on the night. £6 adults, £3 concessions.SOLD
OUT. Allocation: 3,000.
Sat 07.05.2016 U18s v
Southampton (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League Merit Group.
Sat 07.05.2016 Aston Villa (a) @
Villa Park, 3pm. Premier
Sun 15.05.2016 Spurs (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier League.
PL fixtures published
Championship fixtures published @ 9am.
Confirmed NUFC UK live TV coverage:
NUFC Live on Sky Sports:
NUFC Live on BT Sport:
Selections made up to Sun 08.05.2016.
Premier League starts on Sat
Football League starts on Sat 06.08.2016
Metro line closures 2016: Sat 23.07.2016 to Sat 06.08.2016 From Benton to Whitley Bay both ways.
Thu 26.05.2016 Paul Gascoigne @ Sage Hall One, Gateshead. Tickets
£10, £25, £40 from 0191 446 4661. In aid of Percy Hedley
Rugby League Magic Weekend:
Salford v Widnes (2.30pm)
Castleford v Warrington (4.45pm)
Leeds v Wigan (7pm)
Sun 22.05.2016:Geordie in Europe!
Catalans Dragons v Wakefield Trinity (1pm)
Huddersfield v St Helens (3.15pm)
Hull FC v Hull KR (5.30pm)
Buy tickets here
or on 0844 856 1113.
£25 adults (£12.50 concs) per day, £40 adults (£20 concs) weekend.
Mark Allison aka Run Geordie Run
is now in Portugal, en route to Turkey on the 2016 segment of a planned
global charity trek.
A 3,400 mile route via Spain, Andorra, France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Austria,
Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Greece will take him to Istanbul on August 8th.
Mark is raising funds for The Children's Foundation and The Sir Bobby Robson
Foundation and his efforts to date have seen good causes benefit by £249K.
Finishing the fourth part of his challenge will take him past the
halfway point in a 20,000 mile route that encompasses 24 countries
across four continents.
Donations can be made online
here and Mark's progress monitored online
International Magpies |
National Service |
Euro 2016: |
10.06.2016 to 10.07.2016 Finals
Romania, Albania, Switzerland
B: England, Wales, Slovakia,
C: Germany, N.Ireland,
D: Spain, Turkey, Czech
E: Belgium, Ireland, Sweden,
F: Portugal, Iceland,
2016/17 future match dates:
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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:
Death of Stanley Allan, age 31.
1927 Middlesbrough (a)
Testimonial Match for Boro's Charlie Cole.
1929 Everton (h)
Newcastle's final game of the season saw Hughie
Gallacher notch his 23rd and 24th goals of the campaign.
The wee Scots lad was in the right place to head the
rebound home after McDonald's effort from an Urwin centre
struck the woodwork.
And Gallacher then wrapped things up late on as the
visitors waited for an offside decision that never came.
1932 Everton (h)
Despite failing to win this game, the visitors had
already been confirmed as League Champions, going into
this penultimate game of the season five points ahead of
FA Cup winners Newcastle meanwhile made slight amends
for a 1-8 reverse at Goodison the previous October - aided
by the absence of Everton's top scorer, Dixie Dean.
1935 Burnley (h)
United played their final game of the season in front of
the smallest crowd seen at St.James' that season.
1940 Middlesbrough (a)
1946 Sheffield Wednesday (a)
Brown, Wayman, Stubbins
United (a) 5-3 (4-3)
Eastham 2, Curry 2, Mitchell
Rayner 2(1pen), Hails
A benefit match for the
Professional Footballers (Peterborough) Testimonial Fund,
who dispensed funds to many ex-footballers. The first to
benefit was ex-Magpie Andy Donaldson.
1963 Norwich City (a)
Joe Harvey's side gained some revenge for a 0-5 FA Cup
Fourth Round loss at Carrow Road two months earlier.
Manchester United (a) 0-6 (0-3)
Best 3, Kidd 2, Sadler
A hat-trick from George Best, two from Kidd and one
from Sadler as Alex Stepney was hardly called into action.
This was in stark contrast to the Red Devils' previous game when
their goalkeeper had conceded six to West Bromwich Albion.
FA Cup Final
Bruce Forysth may have conducted the pre-match
community singing at Wembley Stadium, but this was anything but a "good
game, good game" for United.
Losing their unbeaten Wembley record at the sixth time of
asking, Joe Harvey's side made it to halftime without
conceding, but that only delayed the inevitable.
Alec Lindsay thought he'd put the Reds ahead only
to see a questionable offside chalk his effort off, but Kevin Keegan (pictured
below) struck twice and Steve Heighway once.
United were desperately disappointing, with Malcolm
Macdonald never looking like maintaining his record of
having scored in every round of the competition.
Future Liverpool legends Terry McDermott and Alan Kennedy
were in the United lineup.
Off the pitch there are a
wealth of tales that have now passed into legend: United fans
the cheers as Emlyn Hughes lifted the Cup, emotional scenes in Trafalgar
Square, post-match brown ale drinking
in a graveyard, overnight bus
trips (fish & chips for breakfast, dinner and tea,
In the end though, the only Wembley winner in black &
white was Brendan Foster, winning a pre-match race in a
1977 Leicester City
1983 Barnsley (a)
McDonald (25,89), Keegan (57), Varadi (68,80)
Goalkeeper Martin Thomas
had a quiet Magpies debut at Oakwell in this rescheduled
Stoke City (a)
United's first away league victory since the opening day of
the season came at the Victoria Ground against basement
The goal that divided the sides came on the stroke of half
time from Potter Paul Dyson.
Charlton Athletic (h) 0-3 (0-2)
Miller(16), Crooks(30), Leaburn(82)
Having lost just once in twelve games as they
dragged themselves out of the relegation places,
United were out-gunned in their last home game by an
Addicks side fighting their own survival battle.
Magpies striker Malcolm
Macdonald resigned as Huddersfield Town boss, after
relegation to Division Three was confirmed for the
West Bromwich Albion (a) 1-1 (0-1)
The relegation-haunted Baggies went ahead through future
mackem striker Don Goodman, but Mickey Quinn equalised.
Makel made his senior debut from the bench, doing enough
to earn a place in the starting line-up at Barnsley the
Match footage online here
youngster Alun Armstrong had a Wembley debut to remember,
netting four in a 6-1 win for Durham Boys Club's over
Grimsby Town (a)
Travelling Toon hordes drank Cleethorpes dry, staging a midweek
shindig before and after their heroes confirmed promotion
to the Premier League.
Those celebrations were on temporary hold after a tense first half,
Andy Cole shot past Mariners 'keeper Rhys Wilmot within 20
seconds of the restart.
David Kelly then sealed promotion and the title when
finishing from a tight angle in the closing seconds with
an effort that Wayne Routledge emulated at Plymouth some
17 years later when United went up again as champions.
Both United goals sparked pitch invasions, but it was mostly
good-natured and both fans and players partied after full-time,
Kevin Keegan famously pictured wearing a crown that had
been plonked on his head by a supporter.
TV cameras were allowed into the dressing room post-match
and captured KK getting a good soaking and Sir John Hall
promise to give "Man United" a
"run for money". Heady stuff.
is online here
Old Trafford hosted the first leg of an U17 playoff
and goals from visiting strike pair Calvin
Zola and Lewis Guy (2) put the young Magpies three up at half time.
The Red Devils fought
their way back in the second half and made it 3-2 on 88 minutes to
set up an anxious conclusion to the match.
precedent at this particular venue, the referee produced
an astonishing five minutes of injury time but the Toon youngsters held on for a tremendous
victory in front of around 1,000 spectators.
2005 Fulham (a)
Ambrose(18), Kluivert(62), Ameobi(75)
An Alan Shearer-less
won their first away league game for nearly six months as a
seven-game winless run thankfully came to an end on the banks of
The result was as unexpected as
Fulham's 4-1 win at SJP back in November as the
victory saw United creep back up the table above
Birmingham and Blackburn into 12th spot.
Patrick Kluivert and Shola Ameobi put us three goals to the good
before Tomasz Radzinski's late consolation for the home
side. Sections of this victory were filmed and later cut into the
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The Premier League board rejected the
bid for dispensation from Newcastle to allow Glenn Roeder to become their permanent manager, releasing this statement:
The Premier League Board has considered
Newcastle United's inquiry regarding the potential appointment of Glenn
Roeder as their Manager.
Premier League Rules require that Managers
hold the UEFA Pro Licence and do not provide for any dispensation.
only way the Board would be prepared to allow Newcastle United to appoint
Glenn Roeder as Manager without the Pro License is if so directed by member
In the event of permission being sought,
sufficient support from Clubs would have to be obtained and a formal
resolution tabled at the forthcoming Premier League AGM.
That final paragraph
proved key - member clubs allowing special dispensation on the grounds that
ill health had prevented Glenn from completing the Pro Licence that he'd
originally begun in 2003.
2010 The U18s wrapped up their home
league programme with a 4-1 win over Leeds.
Ryan McGorrigan scored twice, while Sammy Ameobi and Brad Inman were also
2011 Twelve months on and the U18s were away at Sheffield United to
close off the season with a 1-1 draw - Ryan McGorrigan finding the net once
more for Newcastle.
West Ham United (a)
Having conceded ten goals in three games, Newcastle at least stopped
the rot at the Boleyn Ground.
However away wins for Aston Villa
and Wigan ensured that the spectre of relegation remained with two games to
A linesman's slip may well have cost Alan Pardew's side the win though: a
shot from Papiss Cisse judged not to have crossed the line before Winston
Reid cleared the ball.
One of four TV replays from different angles looked to show
the whole of the ball over the line - the linesman slipping over at that
point, so unable to award a goal.
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