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Watford (h) Public sale now (online)
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The transfer window closed at 6pm on Tuesday
with no major moves in or out of St. James' Park, meaning that all those
Charlie Austin and Moussa Sissoko tales can be forgotten about - at least
until January next year.
The usual phantom moves that failed to become reality chiefly concerned
departures today, with Ayoze Perez allegedly interesting Spurs and Paul
Dummett the latest of a lengthening list of Magpies linked to Crystal Palace.
And the familiar claims of an exit for Papiss Cisse to some exotic destination
again failed to materialise, leaving him available in the probable absence of
Aleksandar Mitrovic for the next three games.
The Magpies confirmed on Tuesday that Haris Vuckic
has signed a one year contract extension on his current deal that had been
scheduled to expire next summer.
The 23 year-old Slovenian has now joined League One Wigan
Athletic on loan for the rest of this season, mirroring the current situation with Sammy Ameobi who
agreed a longer contract in July before going on loan to Cardiff City for the
whole of this season.
Vuckic has previously spent time on loan at Cardiff City, Rotherham United and Rangers since arriving
at SJP in February 2009. His 18th and
most recent senior outing (10 starts) for us in all competitions came in the
FA Cup loss at Leicester in January.
Olivier Kemen has signed for Ligue 1 side Lyon and was presented as
their player on Monday evening, ahead of the earlier closing of their
The 19 year-old midfielder failed to make a first team
appearance for United, although he did feature in the senior squad last
season under John
The mention fee paid hasn't been divulged but was reported by the BBC as
£550K, with the length of the player's
existing deal at SJP also never disclosed.
Kemen joined United from French
side Metz for an undisclosed compensation fee in Summer of 2013.
Representing France at U16 and U17 level
before becoming a Magpie, his first experience of English football came in a
reserve friendly at Workington.
Making his competitive bow for the club in a
2-4 U21 league loss at Reading during August 2013, Kemen appeared in a handful
of reserve games that season.
A regular starter for the U18s, Olivier also
became an online cause celebre for a few days in March 2014 when his
"hand of God" goal against Chelsea in an FA Youth Cup tie at SJP was
viewed across the planet.
Again with the U21s last season, Kemen netted
fine efforts against Wolves and Blackburn Rovers. However he missed the chance
to impress new boss Steve McClaren on United's USA tour, captaining France
U19s in the European Championship Finals instead.
And the genesis of his move to Lyon seems to have come then, with a series of
good displays seeing him receive positive coverage in France - and two of his
regular U19 colleagues already with Olympique.
Kemen's departure comes soon after Mehdi Abeid exited from the club - another
low cost purchase by United of a Frenchman that failed to come off.
PS: One other minor movement on transfer deadline day saw Shane Ferguson's
current loan move to Millwall extended from November to next January.
Sunk by A. Marriner
Newcastle 0 Arsenal
Last weekend's Premier League results:
Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal
Aston Villa 2-2 mackems
Bournemouth 1-1 Leicester City
Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace
Liverpool 0-3 West Ham
Manchester City 2-0 Watford
Stoke City 0-1 West Bromwich Albion
Spurs 0-0 Everton
Southampton 3-0 Norwich City
Swansea 2-1 Manchester United
Proud sponsors of
clubs in his native Argentina plus Brazil and Italy, former Magpie Jonas
Gutierrez has turned up in Spain after agreeing a deal with Deportivo La
Coincidentally, that's the same club that United bought his Gallowgate pal
Fabricio Coloccini from in 2008.
And a little nearer to home, it's reported that fellow SJP old boy Shola
Ameobi is training with Huddersfield Town ahead of a possible short-term
deal. The 33 year-old became a free agent in the summer following the expiry
of his contract at Crystal Palace.
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international callups involving NUFC players:
Mackenzie Heaney (U17s):
Wed 26.08.2015 Italy (h) Telford FR won 3-0
Mackenzie played the full 90 minutes.
Fri 28.08.2015 Turkey (h) Walsall FR won 2-1
Starting the game on the bench, Heaney arrived as a 55th minute substitute
with England 2-1 ahead - which was the final score.
Sun 30.08.2015 Portugal (h) Burton FR lost 3-7
Another 90 minute shift for Heaney brought him a goal, finishing off a 14th
minute counter attack from a Portugal corner with a close-range finish to put
the Young Lions 2-1 ahead.
England hosted this four team friendly event as a warm-up for the
European Championship qualifying tournament in Portugal in late September -
the first step on the road to the finals in Azerbaijan next May.
Alex Gilliead (U20s):
Mon 07.09.2015 Czech Republic (h) Shrewsbury FR
Adam Armstrong, Freddie Woodman (U19s):Loan:
Fri 04.09.2015 Germany (a) Bergisch Gladbach FR
Mon 07.09.2015 Croatia (a) Zagreb FR
Paul Woolston ( U18s):
Thu 03.09.2015 Holland (a) Zeist FR
Sat 05.09.2015 Holland (a) Zeist FR
Other youth call-ups:
Kyle Cameron (Scotland U19):
Wed 02.09.2015 Bulgaria (a) FR 1-1
Cameron started the game which saw the young Scots fall behind with two
minutes remaining and then equalise four minutes into added time.
Fri 04.09.2015 Bulgaria (a) FR
hands for Heed
third young Newcastle goalkeeper has left the club on loan, with Brendan
Pearson following Freddie Woodman and Paul Woolston out of Gallowgate.
18 year-old Pearson has made the short trip over the Tyne to Gateshead as
cover for Woolston, who is currently on loan to the Tynesiders but soon to be absent due to
England international commitments.
Pearson moves to the International Stadium on a 28 day youth loan.
Remy Cabella (Olympique Marseille):
A second start in OM colours for Remy came on Friday night in a 0-2 loss away to Guingamp
in Ligue 1. He lasted 77 minutes before being replaced.
Ameobi came off the bench with 20 minutes remaining as Cardiff won 2-1
at Nottingham Forest in the Championship on Saturday.
Shane Ferguson (Millwall):
Injury meant that Fergie was again missing from the matchday squad as Millwall lost 0-2 at
home to Chesterfield in League One on Saturday. News came on Tuesday that
his loan had been extended until January 2016.
Woodman (Crawley Town):
Another clean sheet for Freddie as it finished goalless at Wycombe Wanderers
in League Two on Saturday.
Brendan Pearson (Gateshead):
Goalkeeper Brendan was an unused substitute as the Heed won 2-0 at home to
Lincoln City in the National League on Monday.
Paul Woolston (Gateshead):
Ahead of linking up with England U18s, goalkeeper Wooly was an unused substitute for Saturday's
2-0 away win at Guiseley.
Adam Armstrong (Coventry City):
Arma played the full game but didn't add to his goals tally as the Sky Blues
drew 2-2 at home to Southend United in League One on Monday evening.
Vurnon Anita, Tim Krul,
Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands):
Thu 03.09.2015 Iceland (h) Amsterdam ECQ
Sun 06.09.2015 Turkey (a) Konya ECQ
Rob Elliot (Ireland):
Fri 04.09.2015 Gibraltar (n) Faro ECQ
Mon 07.09.2015 Georgia (h) Dublin ECQ
Chancel Mbemba (DR Congo):
Sun 06.09.2015 C.A.R. (a) Bangui ACNQ
Shane Ferguson (Northern Ireland):
Fri 04.09.2015 Faroe Islands (a) Torshavn ECQ
Mon 07.09.2015 Hungary (h) Belfast ECQ
Aleksandar Mitrovic (Serbia):
Fri 04.09.2015 Armenia (h) Novi Sad ECQ
Mon 07.09.2015 Serbia (h) Bordeaux FR
Moussa Sissoko (France):
Fri 04.09.2015 Portugal (a) Lisbon FR
Mon 07.09.2015 Serbia (h) Bordeaux FR
PS: There was no place for Papiss Cisse in the Senegal squad for
an African Cup of
Nations qualifier against Namibia, Paul Dummett was
excluded from the Welsh selection to face Cyprus and Israel and Cheick
Tiote missed out Ivory Coast's meeting with Sierra Leone.
to the future
confirmation that away ticket prices for this season's Premier League meetings
between Newcastle and West Ham have been pegged at £25 for adults,
another reciprocal pricing deal has been announced.
Toon fans visiting Watford in January will also now be charged £25 for
admission - with Hornets followers paying the same at Gallowgate in September.
That £25 charge is identical to what Toon followers paid for our last
top-flight game at Vicarage Road - back in May 2007.
(Away concessions for both games will cost £17.50 for over-65s, £15 for
16-19s and £10 for U16s.)
Capital One Cup:
he's a jolly
Newcastle 4 Northampton
footage is online here
report is online here
Newcastle return to action on Monday week (September 14th) in what is
their final scheduled appearance at the Boleyn Ground before the Hammers
relocate to their new home at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford.
Our very first visit to Upton Park was for an FA Cup tie during February 1909
that ended in a 0-0 draw.
Kickoff is at 8pm and all away end tickets are sold.
Our latest offer comes from William Hill, who have doubled their
introductory free matched bet offer from £25 to £50 for punters
signing up via NUFC.com. Click on the image below and use the BETS50
NUFC: To follow.
Magpies @ Upton Park: Premier Years:
2014/15: Lost 0-1
Premier League fixtures:
2013/14: Won 3-1 Cabaye 2, Remy
2012/13: Drew 0-0
2010/11: Won 2-1 Nolan, Carroll
2008/09: Lost 1-3 Owen
2007/08: Drew 2-2 Martins, Geremi
2006/07: Won 2-0 Duff, Martins
2005/06: Won 4-2 Owen 3, Shearer
2002/03: Drew 2-2 Bellamy, Jenas
2001/02: Lost 0-3
2000/01: Lost 0-1
1999/00: Lost 1-2 Speed
1998/99: Lost 0-2
1997/98: Won 1-0 Barnes
1996/97: Drew 0-0
1995/96: Lost 0-2
1994/95: Won 3-1 Lee, Mathie, OG
1993/94: Won 4-2 Cole, Lee 2, Mathie
WHUFC: Former Magpie Andy Carroll is predicted to make his latest comeback
from injury in this game.
Four games into their Premier League season after a six game Europa League
campaign and the Hammers have recorded two clean sheets and collected six
That they came from a 2-0 win at Arsenal and a 3-0 success at Liverpool, while
their two home games were both lost (1-2 to Leicester and 3-4 to Bournemouth)
is one of the more unexpected stories of 2015/16 so far.
Everton v Chelsea (12.45pm)
Arsenal v Stoke City (3pm)
Crystal Palace v Manchester City (3pm)
Norwich City v Bournemouth (3pm)
Watford v Swansea City (3pm)
West Bromwich Albion v Southampton (3pm)
Manchester United v Liverpool (5.30pm) Sky
mackems v Spurs (1.30pm) Sky
Leicester City v Aston Villa (4pm) Sky
UK Radio: tbc
NE Radio: Live
commentary on BBC Newcastle
UK TV: Live on Sky Sports
Overseas TV: To follow
Capital One Cup:
Newcastle's reward for overcoming League Two
Northampton Town 4-1 in the Capital One Cup Second Round is
another home tie, this time against Championship side Sheffield Wednesday.
That will take place on Wednesday
September 23rd @ 7.45pm and a result must be achieved on the night, via 30 minutes extra time
and penalties if required.
The Owls beat Mansfield Town and Oxford United at Hillsborough to reach Round
Three and the tie sets up a return to SJP for ex-Magpie player and manager
Glenn Roeder, now Wednesday's Director of Football.
Like Northampton, Newcastle have never previously faced Wednesday in this
competition but the sides are no strangers in the FA Cup, with United winning
all but one of the five ties - the last back in 1981.
A second half strike from Ayoze Perez separated the two sides in our most
recent match-up - a friendly fixture in the Steel City back in July 2014.
And a Shola Ameobi effort gave us a 1-0 home win in August 2009 on Wednesday's most recent visit to
Tyneside - a Championship encounter.
Our last exit from the competition at the hands of a lower league side came
back in October 2003, when West Bromwich Albion recorded a 2-1 victory
on Tyneside in a Third Round tie.
Since then our hopes of silverware have been dashed by teams in the same
division as us - with a 2009/10 exit coming from fellow Championship side
Third Round ties are played in the week commencing Monday September 21st,
meaning that Saturday home Premier League games against Watford and Chelsea
will bookend the visit of Sheffield Wednesday.
Third Round ties:
Aston Villa v Birmingham City
Fulham v Stoke City
Hull City v Swansea City
Leicester City v West Ham
smoggies v Wolves
Preston North End v Bournemouth
Reading v Everton
mackems v Manchester City
Crystal Palace v Charlton Athletic
Liverpool v Carlisle United
Manchester United v Ipswich Town
MK Dons v Southampton
Newcastle United v Sheffield Wednesday
Norwich City v West Bromwich Albion
Spurs v Arsenal
Walsall v Chelsea
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.
Sat 05.09.2015 U18s v Manchester United (h)
@ Little Benton, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
U21s v Arsenal (h)
@ SJP, 7pm. U21 Premier League.
Sat 12.09.2015 U18s v Middlesbrough (a)
@ Rockcliffe Park, 11am. U18 Premier League.
West Ham (a) @ Boleyn Ground, 8pm. Premier League. SOLD
OUT (allocation: 2,200) Live
Sat 19.09.2015 U18s v
@ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Watford (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. Public sale
now (online), Thu 03.09.2015 (in person / by phone)
U21s v West Ham (a)
@ Rush Green, Romford, 7pm. U21 Premier League.
Sheffield Wednesday (h) @ SJP, 7.45pm. Capital One Cup Third Round. £15 adults, £5 concessions.
ST Holders apply now for your own
seat. Members sale from Thu 03.09.2015. public sale from Sat
NB: In an attempt to increase advance sales, ST holders purchasing before the
day of the game will be credited with 1 away loyalty point.
NUFC have also confirmed that cash turnstiles will be in open on matchday but
for the Milburn Stand L7 only - not the Leazes and Gallowgate Ends as was the
case for the Northampton game.
U18s v Liverpool (a)
@ LFC Academy, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Chelsea (h) @ SJP, 5.30pm. Premier League. Members
sale from Wed 02.09.2015, public sale Mon 07.09.2015 (online), Thu 10.09.2015
(in person / by phone). Live
U21s v Swansea City (h)
@ Whitley Park, 7pm. U21 Premier League.
Sat 03.10.2015 U18s v Blackburn Rovers (h)
@ Little Benton, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Manchester City (a) @ Etihad Stadium, 3pm. Premier League. Ticket
sale details awaited.
Fri 04.09.2015 Alan Shearer @ Dunston Lancastrian Suite. £30 including supper.
(Event is in aid
of Wallsend Boys Club and adults only - strictly no children allowed).
Thu 17.09.2015 Football writers Michael Walker & Harry Pearson
in conversation @ the Lit & Phil, Newcastle. Free entry.
Thu 01.10.2015 John Beresford (with MC John Gibson) @ Leam Lane Social
Club. £10 including pie & peas. Contact: 07800 770411 email@example.com
(for Felling Magpies)
Fr 13.11.2015 Tommy Wright, Steve Howey, John Beresford, Brian Kilcline, Kevin
Scott @ Dunston Lancastrian Suite, further details to follow.
Capital One Cup Round dates:
3rd: w/c 21.09.2015
4th: w/c 26.10.2015
5th: w/c 30.11.2015
SF1: w/c 04.01.2016
SF2: w/c 25.01.2016
F: Sun 28.02.2016
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
Confirmed NUFC UK live TV coverage:
NUFC Live on Sky Sports:
Mon 14.09.2015 West Ham (a) 8pm
Sat 26.09.2015 Chelsea (h) 5.30pm
Sun 18.10.2015 Norwich City
Sun 25.10.2015 mackems (a) Noon
NUFC Live on BT Sport:
Sat 07.11.2015 Bournemouth (a) 12.45pm
Selections made up to Sun 29.11.2015.
Future live TV picks
should appear thus:
Dec: Thu 17.09.2015
Jan: Mon 19.10.2015
Feb: Tue 17.11.2015
Mar: Tue 05.01.2016
Apr: Wed 03.02.2016
May: Wed 23.03.2016
Sat 26.09.2015 Chelsea (h) 5.30pm
schemes for NUFC
season ticket holders at both Gateshead FC and Darlington FC won't apply in 2015/16.
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
Update: Mark has
some new T-shirts designs available
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 match dates:
Thu-Tue 12-17.11.2015 (playoff 1 & 2)
Coxy's Cockup Corner |
Whoops, He did it Again... |
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
|On This Day in History
Born Or Died:
1900 Robert McKay born, Govan, Scotland.
Inside right who cost Newcastle £2,750 when he was persuaded
to leave Rangers - United reaping an instant return when he fired a debut hat
trick in a 5-2 home win over West Bromwich Albion.
1927 saw Bob add a First Division medal to the Scottish Cup one gained with
Morton some five years earlier.
And October of that year saw him gain a first (and only) international cap for
Scotland in a 2-2 draw with Wales at Wrexham.
Just over a year later however, he'd moved on to local rivals Sunderland - with
left back Bob Thomson coming the other way.
Almost inevitably he scored twice for his new club in a 5-2 derby victory at
Roker Park just days after joining the red and whites.
Bob later played for Charlton, Bristol Rovers, Newport County and had spells
managing Dundee United and Ballymena United.
Later scouting for Charlton, Bob had returned to his native Glasgow when his
death was recorded in May 1977.
1925 Ernie Taylor born, Sunderland.
A wartime signing from Hylton Colliery, diminutive inside
forward Ernie played for United in wartime football, his Royal Navy service as
a submariner also seeing him appear for Plymouth Argyle.
His competitive debut for the Magpies came in the FA Cup versus Barnsley in
1946 and he was part of United's 1951 FA Cup winning side before moving on to
Blackpool - where he repeated the feat at Wembley in 1953.
Taylor received international recognition later that year, but his first and
last England cap was the 6-3 home defeat by Hungary.
A transfer to Manchester United in the aftermath of the 1958 Munich Air
Disaster saw him reach a third final, but he had to settle for a runners-up
Ending his league career at his hometown club, Ernie played briefly for
Altrincham and then Derry City in Northern Ireland.
Emigrating to New Zealand he worked as a football coach before returning to
North West England and working for Vauxhall Motors.
Ernie was living in Birkenhead at the time of his death, in April 1985.
1953 Paul Cannell born, Newcastle.
Centre forward who began his footballing career with the
mackems and played for England Schoolboys before moving to SJP.
Paul made his first team debut in a Texaco Cup against Ayr United at SJP in
September 1972, although he had to wait until March 1974 to make his
competitive league bow, replacing the absent Malcolm Macdonald.
However it was only after the sale of Mac to Arsenal that Cannell became a
regular choice, scoring 12 league goals in 1976/77 - just two less than top
scorer Mickey Burns.
Having spent the close seasons of 1976 and 1977 playing in the North American
Soccer League with Washington Diplomats, Paul emigrated late in 1977 after
being declared surplus to requirements at Gallowgate by new manager Bill
Remaining out in the USA until 1981 and also played for the Memphis Rogues,
Detroit Express and Calgary Boomers (who took on the Memphis franchise in
Cannell returned to England in 1981 and played for North Shields, Mansfield
Town, Berwick Rangers and Blyth Spartans, leaving Croft Park at the end of the
Since then Paul has been connected to various local business ventures such as
pubs, nightclubs, discos, taxis and even a foray into quiz books. He later
became landlord of The Alexandra pub in North Shields.
Cannell released a biography in 2012 with a title that colourfully referred to
an expletive that rhymes with his name....
1982 Joey Barton born Huyton.
A boyhood Evertonian, midfielder Barton was with the Toffees as
a schoolboy before switching to Manchester City in 1999.
Making his first team debut for Kevin Keegan's City side against Bolton in
April 2003, Barton won his first senior England cap against Spain at Old
Trafford in April 2007.
Moving to SJP in a £5.8m deal three months later, Barton's first team debut
was delayed until October 2007 after breaking a bone in his foot in a
pre-season friendly at Carlisle.
His first Magpies goal came from the penalty spot at Fulham in December 2007
and he repeated that trick in a home game against West Bromwich Albion in
Within a month though he was sidelined again after clashing with Wigan's Lee
Cattermole, an abortive comeback ending with him limping off at Manchester City
in January 2009.
Barton began the 2009/10 season still at SJP, despite seemingly playing his
last game for the club in a 0-3 loss Liverpool on his native Merseyside the
previous May - seeing red for a ridiculous challenge on Xabi Alonso.
A post-match row with Shearer in the Anfield dressing room saw Barton
banned from the club, but he returned as a substitute in the opening
Championship game at West Brom, by which time Al was a BBC pundit again.
That was despite a training ground spat with a number of fellow first teamers
and interim manager Chris Hughton just hours earlier.
Injury then sidelined Barton yet again in September 2009, with a broken
metatarsal keeping him out until the following March - when he contrived to
miss a penalty at Hartlepool in his reserve team comeback.
Reappearing for the tail end of the promotion season, Joey scored from a free
kick in the win at Peterborough and dedicated the goal to the club's medical
staff, who had seen him through yet another dose of rehab.
United's Premier League return then saw him net the winning penalty in a
pre-season shootout success against Deportivo (after missing one in normal
time) and then net his first Newcastle goal from open play with a stunning
strike in the home opener v Villa.
In association with Caterpillar
The 6-0 victory that day was enough to see him discard the
moustache that he'd vowed to grow until the Magpies won their first game back
in the top flight - Barton having shaved it off before post-game interviews.
After a decent season on the pitch, often captaining and leading the side to
some notable performances, Barton fell foul of the club's management by making
some very public statements about not being offered a new contract and the
club's transfer policy.
Using his Twitter account, Barton criticised the departure of his team mates,
Kevin Nolan and Jose Enrique and was immediately placed on the transfer list on
Missing from the club's USA pre-season tour after being refused a visa due to
his criminal record (although he travelled there for his holidays only weeks
earlier, Barton instead joined the reserves' tour of Holland.
After some temporary bridge-building, he was selected for the season-opener at
home to Arsenal - where he was instrumental in the dismissal of Gunners
What proved to be his final outing came in a 1-0 win at the mackems before
Premier League newcomers QPR and debuting against United.
Another chapter was written in the Barton biography when he was infamously sent
off in the season-closer at Manchester City.
Tangling with Carlos Tevez, he floored Sergio Aguero before attempting to
head-butt Vincent Kompany.
Banned for 12 matches at the start of the 2012/13 season, his QPR seemed
effectively over with no squad number or training ground locker allocated at
the start of the season.
Joining Marseille on a season-long loan, Joey played 30 times for the French
side and boasted of winning a permanent deal there.
However no agreement was reached and he returned to Loftus Road, featuring for
QPR in their first Championship game alongside fellow ex-Magpie Danny Simpson.
September 2013 saw Barton make his first playing return to SJP, donning
black and white again for a Newcastle Legends side who faced AC Milan
Glorie in a charity testimonial for Steve Harper.
Afforded a rousing reception when taking to the field, Barton proceeded to
boost his reputation on Tyneside by making his mark on a certain Milan
player called Di Canio....
Seeing his contract at Loftus Road end at the end of the 2014/15 season with
the R's relegated once more, Joey then trained with West Ham but was unable to
agree a deal.
August 2015 then saw him sign a twelve month deal at Championship side Burnley.
PS: we don't have space to list all of Barton's various misdemeanours, court
cases, prison time and community service.
1893 Woolwich Arsenal (a) |
The first ever league game for Newcastle United. Also,
the only recorded appearances of fellow Scots J. Bowman
and goalkeeper Andrew Ramsay for United.
1895 Hibernian (h)
1896 Sunderland (h)
1899 West Bromwich
Debut for Dave Gardner.
1901 Middlesbrough (a)
1903 Aston Villa (h)
Debut for Jimmy Howie.
1905 Sunderland (a)
First of nine appearances for Harry Hardinge at centre
forward, during which time he only netted once and was
subsequently sold to Sheffield United.
1908 Bradford City (h)
The only appearance of Bob Blanthorne, who sadly broke
his leg and never played for United again. Fellow debutant
Jimmy Stewart was rather more successful, netting 53 goals
in 138 first team games.
reserves were at the Victoria Ground, Hartlepool to play
the first match on what had formerly been a rugby pitch
against the newly formed Hartlepools United.
However 'Pools ran out 6-0 winners.
1909 A Newcastle
reserve team travelled to Carlisle and played before a
crowd of 3000 to officially open Brunton Park, winning
1911 Bolton Wanderers
A debut appearance for Jimmy Hay, the former Celtic
and Scotland Captain. Also making his entrance was Bill
Kelly, who had returned to his native Tyneside after a
spell with Watford.
1912 Bolton Wanderers
Scoring debut for John McDonald at outside left, after
his move from Liverpool.
1914 West Bromwich
gained quick revenge for an 2-0 opening day defeat on
Tyneside, although both Bill McCracken and Frank Hudspeth
were missing for United.
1925 Glasgow Rangers (h)
1931 Birmingham (a)
Briggs 2, Curtis, Bradford
1933 Leeds United (a)
The opening goal was a penalty scored by Jack Milburn
from Ashington... but not THE Jackie Milburn - he was only
nine at the time! Christened John, Jack played at
left-back with Leeds alongside his brother George.
Swansea Town (h)
Bowden 3, Pearson 2, Hamilton, Scott, Cairns
The last game of the abortive 1939/40 league season.
Bowden never played football again and his hat trick was
expunged from the records.
1944 Gateshead (h)
Stubbins, Porter, Carr
Keeble, Milburn, Mitchell 2
1959 Birmingham City (h)
1961 Plymouth Argyle (h)
1967 Stoke City (h) 1-1 (1-1)
1968 Southport (a) 2-0 (1-0)
League Cup 2nd Round
An easy passage to the next round was secured at
Sheffield United (a) 0-2 (0-2)
League Cup 2nd Round
Future Magpie John Tudor scored for The Blades,
as we were eliminated at the first time of asking
for the fifth season out of six.
West Bromwich Albion (a)
United registered a first away win in fifteen attempts
since the previous December - although they needed a
helping hand from the hosts at the Hawthorns.
Crystal Palace (a)
A third successive defeat saw United drop to 15th
place - which proved to be their lowest position of the
Cambridge United (a) 0-0 (0-0)
Bill McGarry handed a debut to full back John Brownlie
as the Magpies made their first ever trip to the humble
surroundings of the Abbey Stadium.
League Cup 2nd Round
(3-3 agg, lost on away goals)
Caretaker boss Joe Harvey suffered the ignominy of an
early League Cup exit on away goals to the Fourth Division
And to make matters worse, three of his former players
were involved for the Shakers - Pat Howard and Keith
Kennedy on the field and Jim Iley in the manager's chair.
1981 A goaless draw at SJP against Bury Reserves
gave Central League watchers an opportunity to see
Australian International trialist George Christopoulos in
He was to return home though, after a protracted saga
failed to secure the necessary work permit.
Christopoulos played for AEK Athens in Greece before
returning to Australia and appearing for South Melbourne
and Canberra Arrows. He also won 13 caps for the national
He later owned a bar and music venue in Melbourne and
worked as a player's agent.
Oldham Athletic (h)
Mick Quinn (pictured on the programme cover
celebrating his four-goal debut against Leeds) fired in
another two against one of his former clubs, making it
seven goals in his first three games for United.
Luton Town (h)
Possibly the first real sign of things to come in this
promotion season, with an attacking performance that in
all reality could have seen United hit ten.
1999 Bobby Robson
was announced as United's new boss less than a week after
the departure of Gullit. The official site declared:
become the fifth Newcastle United manager of the decade
following in the footsteps of Jim Smith, Ossie Ardilles,
Kenny Dalglish and Ruud Gullit."
happened to that Keegan
Future and former Magpies netted against us, but Gary
Speed and Alan Shearer salvaged an unlikely point.
Substitute Craig Bellamy made a successful comeback from
injury and laid on Speed's goal.
Venables seemed likely to be Sir Bobby's successor as he
was in the North East for talks. It wasn't a popular
2005 Malaga (Spain)
Spaniards won the Costa del Sol Trophy against a United
side containing Academy lads Carl Finnigan, Alan O'Brien,
Liam Atkin, David Edgar, Kris Gate and Paul Huntington.
Perennial reserve Tony Caig was between the posts for a
rare appearance when conceding two second half goals,
while coach Dean Saunders waddled on as a late substitute.
NUFC.com match report
Kevin Keegan walked out on
the club for the second time as his relationship with
Derek Llambias, Dennis Wise, Jeff Vetere and Tony Jimenez
completely broke down.
NUFC statement asserted that he had not been sacked and
was still part of the club's future, while an LMA
statement suggested that there was still a chance of
That proved not to be the case and 12 months on, the two
parties faced each other in a court case that Keegan won.
Aston Villa (h)
Ben Arfa's fine strike - the 999th Premier League goal
scored by Newcastle - salvaged a point, with Yohan
Cabaye's free kick in the final seconds coming close to
securing a barely-deserved victory.
2013 An eventful
afternoon at Whitley Park ended with Magpies striker
Jonathyn Quinn hitting an eight minute first half treble
for the reserves - but losing 4-5 to West Ham.
Hero for the Hammers was Elliot Lee, the son of former
Magpie Rob Lee and his father was present to see Lee
junior score three times.