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Crystal Palace (a) SOLD OUT
Liverpool (h) Public sale now
Spurs (a) Member sale now
Villa (h) Public sale now
West Brom (a)
Arsenal (a) ST holder sale now (25pts)
Quotes from Steve McClaren's press conference on Friday afternoon,
during which he confirmed that Fabricio Coloccini would retain the
"It has been a normal week after what
was a very disappointing result and performance.
"It was a bad weekend, but I would
say we’ve had a great week on the training field- it has been feisty,
competitive, intense and energetic.
love feisty sessions - and it was. I hope we take that preparation into the
"We got the message across. It was just
what we needed. We explained why we lost. For three days we sorted it out. It
is one of those weeks coaches like. We needed it. The energy, that is what we
“We didn't do the basics last Saturday.
We had done for four games and got seven points. We had spirit against
"Attitude, organisation, discipline.
The basics. We have had a setback. The performance wasn't up to normal
standards. We have to get back to it.
"There have probably been three or
four occasions I have been disappointed with the attitude. I had not seen it
for a while. We talked about it.
"Communication and leadership is part
of it. That is what we have tried to get across.”
Saturday sees United travel to Selhurst Park for a 3pm non-televised meeting with the side managed by former
Magpies boss Alan Pardew.
All 2,800 away section tickets have been sold and the whole stadium is now a
Having won at Bournemouth in their last away game, Newcastle will aim to
record back to back Premier League victories on the road for the first time
since October/November 2014 (Spurs and West Brom).
As usual, main line train services departing London Kings Cross after
the game are designated as dry, with no alcohol sold or permitted to be
taken on board.
NUFC: Tim Krul, Jack
Colback, Rolando Aarons, Steven Taylor and Gabriel Obertan all remain out, with Cheick Tiote
sidelined but anticipated to be available for the visit of Liverpool to SJP
the following weekend.
Although it was reported by various sources that he was training again, Friday
brought confirmation that left back Massadio Haidara has had knee surgery and
will be out of action until March next year.
Sylvain Marveaux has been seen
training but didn't feature for the U21s on Monday.
The availability of Emmanuel Riviere remains unknown.
This week's enhanced offer for new sign ups comes via Apollo Bet -
note that the maximum stake is £5.
quoted odds were accurate at the time of writing, but subject to fluctuation -
click on the link above to display current live odds).
CPFC: Both Bacary Sako and Dwight Gayle are doubts, while Marouane Chamakh could
return to the bench.
Ahead of our visit to South London, the Eagles lost 0-1 at
home to the
mackems on Monday night.
That was a fourth defeat on home ground in seven games this season, with
Sam Allardyce's side emulating Arsenal, Manchester City and West Ham. Wins
were recorded over Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion, with a draw against
No less than nine of Palace's thirteen top-flight games this season have
been scoreless at half time - that figure is three for Newcastle.
Magpies v Eagles @ Selhurst - all time:
2014/15 drew 1-1 Cisse
2014/15 won 3-2 (aet) Riviere 2, Dummett (LC)
2013/14 won 3-0 Cabaye, og(Gabbidon), Ben Arfa(pen)
2009/10 won 2-0 Nolan, Ryan Taylor
2004/05 won 2-0 Kluivert, Bellamy
1997/98 won 2-1 Tomasson, Ketsbaia
1994/95 won 1-0 Beardsley
1983/84 lost 1-3 Beardsley
1982/83 won 2-0 Waddle, Varadi
1981/82 won 2-1 Waddle, Mills
1978/79 lost 0-1
1972/73 lost 1-2 Tudor
1971/72 lost 0-2
1970/71 lost 0-1
1969/70 won 3-0 Davies, Dyson, Robson
1964/65 drew 1-1 Cummings
Referee: Stuart Attwell - first appointment to a Toon game this season
for the Warwickshire whistler and his third in the Premier League - both the
previous ones finished scoreless.
Attwell's most recent game in charge of United was our 2-0 Capital One Cup
victory at Manchester City back in October 2014.
UK Radio: None
NE Radio: Live commentary on BBC Newcastle
UK TV: None
Astro SuperSport 2
beIN Sports 2 HD (Indonesia/Philippines)
CTH Stadium 3 HD (Thailand/Cambodia/Laos)
Fox Sports 5 Australia
GO Sports 3
mio Stadium 103 HD
NBC Sports Live Extra (USA)
SportsNet World NOW (Canada)
SuperSport 6 Africa
Latest Premier League fixtures:
Sat 28.11. 2015:
Aston Villa v Watford (3pm)
Bournemouth v Everton (3pm)
Crystal Palace v Newcastle (3pm)
Manchester City v Southampton (3pm)
mackems v Stoke City (3pm)
Leicester City v Man United (5.30pm)
Spurs v Chelsea (Noon)
West Ham v West Bromwich Albion (2.05pm)
Liverpool v Swansea City (4.15pm)
Norwich City v Arsenal (4.15pm)
Newcastle's U21 side break new ground when they face Stoke City at their
adopted home of Macclesfield Town's Moss Rose. Kickoff is at 2pm.
Last season saw the corresponding game played at City's Britannia Stadium,
with Ryan Taylor contriving to score all three goals in a 2-1 Newcastle
Monday week (December 7th @ 7pm) then sees Peter Beardsley's side face Blackburn Rovers at Leigh Sports Village. If any Toon fans are planning on
going, there's an offer online
here to gain free admission.
PS: A date for United's U21 Premier League Cup tie against Everton has
been announced and this will be played at Southport FC on Monday December
Kickoff is at 7pm and a result must be achieved on the night - via extra time
or a penalty shootout if needed.
The victors of that tie will be at home to Brighton and Hove Albion U21s
in the last sixteen.
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A significant proportion of the population seem
set to receive a copy of "Touching Distance" by Martin Hardy
on December 25th, but for anyone who hasn't yet succumbed, we have a special
copy to give away.
Signed by six of United's 1995/96 Entertainers squad, to stand a chance
of winning it, email email@example.com with
your answer to this question (subject: TD):
Martin's book details Newcastle's 1995/96 season, when they came
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with Pavel Srnicek?
The closing date is Saturday December 5th @ Noon - entries welcome from
anywhere on the planet.
Martin and Michael Walker (author of "Up There" about
football in the region) will sign books at Tynemouth Market this Sunday
between 9.30am and 3.30pm.
Buy both together for a special market price of £30 (or individually
for £18.99 and £16.99 respectively).
That £30 offer is available to NUFC.com readers with free delivery where
possible. For more details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
with your postcode.
PS: Author signed copies of "Touching Distance" are available
for the cover price of £18.99 including delivery to most UK
to the press on Friday, Coventry City boss Tony Mowbray commented on the
future of United's 12-goal loan striker Adam Armstrong:We’ve had
some discussion with Newcastle this week and everything is fine. Newcastle
are obviously in control of what is going to happen with him.
"The impression I am getting is that they think he’s in the right
place. He’s enjoying his football, scoring goals, playing every week and
learning his trade as an 18-year-old boy and getting on with his job.
"I don’t know (if his loan
will be extended for the remainder of the season). We’ve had
conversations but they don’t need to commit on that because we have a deal
until January. Let’s just play the football matches.
"I would be hopeful but if that’s
not the case and they feel he needs to go and play at another level (a
half season at a Championship club has been speculated on in some quarters) then
"I would hope he would stay and set
himself targets to score a certain amount of goals before the end of the
season and help this club be successful. But we’ll wait and see what
Sammy Ameobi (Cardiff City):
Burnley (h) Championship, Saturday
Mike Williamson (Wolves):
MK Dons (h) Championship, Saturday
Liam Gibson (Gateshead):
Chester (h) National League, Saturday
Shane Ferguson (Millwall):
Bury (h) League One, Saturday
Ivan Toney (Barnsley):
Seeking his first Tykes goal on what would be his fifth appearance, Ivan
will hope to be in the starting XI for a home meeting with Sheffield United on
Haris Vuckic (Wigan Athletic):
Southend United (a) League One, Saturday
Adam Armstrong/Gael Bigirimana (Coventry City):
Doncaster Rovers (h) League One, Saturday
Alex Gilliead/Macaulay Gillesphey(Carlisle United)
Crawley Town (h) League Two, Saturday
Jamie Cobain (Sheffield
Nottingham Forest U21s (h) Monday, tbc.
Remy Cabella (Olympique Marseille):
A 90 minute shift for the midfielder on Thursday night as OM beat Groningen
2-1 at home in the Europa League.
Next up is a home meeting with Monaco on Sunday.
Seeking a fourth successive home victory, United's U18 side have revenge on
their minds when they face Boro at Little Benton on Saturday (11am).
The sides met at Rockcliffe Park in September and although Boro won 4-1, that
was due in no small part to a dubious penalty award and red card shown to
Magpies defender Gideon Adu-Peprah with the score at 1-1.
Cup date set
Newcastle United U18s will begin their FA Youth Cup participation this season
with a visit to non-league Ilkeston FC in the Third
Round of the competition.
The tie will take place on Wednesday 16th
December with a 7.45pm start and a result must be achieved on the night - via extra time and penalties if
The Robins negotiated five rounds to get to this stage, seeing off three
other non-league sides before beating Burton Albion on penalties and then
recording a 4-1 victory over Shrewsbury Town.
Although they faced Darlington at home in 2011, this will be United's first
away visit to non-league opponents since a 6-2 success at Dulwich Hamlet back
The town of Ilkeston lies just off the M1 (near Trowell Services) in
Derbyshire, around 10 miles from
Derby. The postcode of their New Manor Ground is DE7 8JF.
Desperately trying to avoid using the words "messiah" and
"Christmas" in the same sentence, replica NUFC 1983/84 season home
shirts autographed by Kevin Keegan are now available to for
Each shirt comes complete with a COA
(certificate of authentication) and a photo of KK doing the deed and cost £189.99
(framed) or £89.99 (unframed).
Prices include UK delivery, with a five day turnaround for framed items and
two days for unframed. Overseas orders are possible by prior arrangement.
The club issued this press release last Friday - it's also worth mentioning
that lobbying for extra transport provision began among supporters and the
official fan forum when the Everton game was a 3pm kick-off:
Newcastle United have agreed to underwrite the cost of additional Metro and
some local bus services on Tyneside this Boxing Day after the Barclays Premier
League fixture with Everton at St. James' Park was moved to a later kick-off
The game was originally scheduled to start at 3pm, but after being selected
for live television broadcast by BT Sport, it was switched to 5.30pm and will
now end shortly before 7.30pm.
With selected bus routes and Tyne and Wear Metro services originally running
until 6pm and 8pm respectively, the Club called a meeting with representatives
from Newcastle City Council, Nexus and Go North East and plans are now in
place to reduce disruption.
Metro services will now be in operation from Newcastle city centre for an
extra hour on all routes, with final services at approximately 9pm on Saturday
Fans travelling home by Metro after the game are advised to allow enough time
to make their journey.
Go North East bus services on routes 10A, 10B, 21, 47, 54, 56, 58, 309, 310,
Q3, Q3A, X1 and X30 will also operate extended hours with final services
between 7.40pm and 8.20pm. Park and ride services to the MetroCentre Coach
Park will also be in operation.
Nexus is also subsidising Boxing Day bus routes including the 27, the Quaylink
Q1, Q3 and Q3A services, the 53 and 54, the 309 and 310.
Normal fares will still apply to passengers on all Metro and bus routes and
Magpie Mover passes will be valid within existing terms and conditions.
final Go North East bus services departing Newcastle city centre on Boxing
10B 20:05 Prudhoe
10A 20:20 Greenside
21 19:50 Chester-le-Street
21 19:55 Chester-le-Street
21 20:00 Durham
47 19:50 Consett
54 19:45 Gateshead
54 19:50 Gateshead
56 19:45 sunderland
58 19:47 Heworth
309 19:45 Whitley Bay
309 19:50 Blyth
310 19:50 North Shields
Q3A 19:55 Dinnington
Q3 20:10 Cramlington
X1 19:45 Easington Lane
X30 19:40 Stanley
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 discount train travel scheme for
NUFC ST holders and members.
Sat 28.11.2015 U18s v smoggies (h)
@ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League.
U21s v Stoke City (a)
@ Moss Rose, Macclesfield, 2pm. U21 Premier League.
28.11.2015 Crystal Palace (a) @ Selhurst Park, 3pm. Premier League.
SOLD OUT (Allocation: 2,800).
Sat 05.12.2015 U18s v mackems (a)
@ academy of plight, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sun 06.12.2015 Liverpool (h) @ SJP,
4pm. Premier League. Public sale
Mon 07.12.2015 U21s v
Blackburn Rovers (a) @ Leigh Sports Village, 7pm. U21 Premier League.
Sun 13.12.2015 Spurs (a) @ White
Hart Lane, 4pm. Premier League. Member sale
£41, Over 65s £24, U18s £22 (upper tier). Adults £37, Over 65s £21, U18s
£19 (lower tier). Allocation: tbc. Live
U21s v Wolves (h)
@ Whitley Park, 7pm. U21 Premier League.
Wed 16.12.2015 U18s v Ilkeston FC (a)
@ New Manor Ground, 7.45pm. FA Youth Cup Third Round.
Sat 19.12.2015 U18s v Liverpool (h)
@ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 19.12.2015 Aston Villa (h) @
SJP, 5.30pm. Premier League.
Public sale now (online), Wed 02.12.2015 (by phone/in
U21s v Everton (a)
@ Haig Avenue, Southport, 7pm. U21 Premier League Cup.
Sat 26.12.2015 Everton (h) @ SJP,
5.30pm. Premier League. Ticket
details tbc. Live
on BT Sport.
Mon 28.12.2015 West Bromwich Albion @ The Hawthorns, 3pm. Premier League.
ST holder sale now 0 points. Member sale (if any) Thu
12.12.2015. £25 adults, £20 over-60s, £15 17-20 year-olds/NUS, £10 U17s.
Sat 02.01.2016 Arsenal (a) @ Emirate Stadium, 3pm. Premier League.
holder sale now (25 points, 0 points Tue 01.12.2015).
£36.50 adults, £16 for OAPs/U18s, £10 U16s. Allocation: tbc.
West Allotment Celtic are
offering half price admission to Northern League First Division home games for
NUFC ST holders - meaning that adult entry is just £3.
Their Whitley Park home is in
Benton, NE12 9FA and accompanied U16s get in free.
Upcoming home League games:
Sat 28.11.2015 Penrith (3pm)
Wed 02.12.2015 Consett (7.30pm)
Sat 12.12.2015 Norton (3pm)
Sat 28.11.2015 Steve Howey @ Blyth Town FC. £15
including pie & peas + drink. Tickets from Martin 07748 470530.
Sun 06.12.2015 John Beresford and writer Martin Hardy @ Waterstones
Newcastle, Noon, signing copies of "Touching Distance."
Tue 08.12.2015 Steven Taylor @ Blue Flames Sporting Club, Benton. £15
including pie & peas. In aid of West Allotment FC, tickets available from
Wed 09.12.2015 Steven Taylor and Steve Watson (with Pete Graves and
writer Martin Hardy) @ Whitley Lodge Snooker Club,
Claremont Crescent, NE26 3HL. 7.30pm start, £20 including pie and peas. Tickets from venue or via 0191 251
31.03.2016 Lee Clark, Keith Gillespie, Steve Watson @ Newcastle Assembly
Rooms. £35 including meal. In aid of Heaton Stannington FC - buy tickets from
FA Cup Round dates:
3rd Round draw (involving NUFC) will be staged on Mon 07.12.2015 (tbc)
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
Blyth Spartans 2-0 Newcastle United U21s
Bedlington Terriers 0-3 Heaton Stannington
Whitley Bay v Morpeth Town
North Shields v Ashington
Confirmed NUFC UK live TV coverage:
NUFC Live on Sky Sports:
Liverpool (h) 4pm
Sun 13.12.2015 Spurs (a) 4pm
Sat 19.12.2015 Aston Villa (h) 5.30pm
NUFC Live on BT Sport:
Everton (h) 5.30pm
Tue 12.01.2016 Man United (h) 7.45pm
Selections made up to Sun 24.01.2016.
2016 Rugby League Magic Weekend:
Salford v Widnes (2.30pm)
Castleford v Warrington (4.45pm)
Leeds v Wigan (7pm)
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
will embark on his latest and longest charity quest - from Lisbon to Istanbul
- in 2016.
Raising funds for The Children's Foundation and the Sir Bobby Robson
Foundation, Mark plans to complete the 3,580 miles in 100 days via Portugal, Spain, Andorra, France, Italy,
Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece & Turkey.
Mark is also planning further runs in 2018,
2020, 2022 and 2024 - by which time he hopes to have completed the remaining
13,642 miles of his 20K mile global lap.
International Magpies |
National Service |
2015/16 future match dates:
Draw is made
10.06.2016 to 10.07.2016
2016/17 future match dates:
Coxy's Cockup Corner |
Whoops, He did it Again... |
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
|On This Day in History
Born Or Died:
1965 Scott Sellars
A well-liked figure during his time at SJP, "Scoot" began
his career with Leeds United before moving on to Blackburn Rovers.
Signed during March 1993 for £700K, Sellars debuted alongside fellow new
arrival Mark Robinson in a 2-2 home draw with Charlton Athletic later that
Scoring his first Newcastle goal during a 6-0 demolition of Barnsley at
Gallowgate, Scott then netted a memorable free
kick to beat the mackems and virtually seal promotion.
Missing the opening months of the following season due to a bout of pleurisy, Sellars
enjoyed a good run in the first team until further fitness problems saw him
sidelined for a ten month period from November 1994.
With David Ginola coming to prominence, Sellars was declared surplus to
requirements and sold to Bolton Wanderers in December 1995 - United making
Sellars later served Huddersfield Town and Danish club Aarhus, turning down the
chance of a return to the UK in 2001 with Northampton Town before subsequently
joining Mansfield Town.
A trial at non-league Kettering Town followed before returning to Field Mill and coaching
Stags youngsters - taking on a similar role at Sheffield United in 2003.
A spell as
assistant to Chesterfield manager Lee Richardson - a former team mate from his Blackburn
days - followed, before 2009 saw Sellars added to the coaching staff at Manchester City's youth Academy.
Subsequently heading up City's youth operations, Scott returned to SJP in
September 2013 as part of the Newcastle United Legends side who gathered to
face AC Milan Glorie in Steve Harper's farewell.
Ending his time at Manchester City in 2014, Sellars was soon snapped up by
Wolves to coach their U21 side.
1969 David John Robinson
born, Walkergate. (1986-92)
Striker who came through the junior ranks at SJP to appear for
the reserves, with periodic call-ups to the first team - although he was never
to start a competitive senior match.
Paul's debut came at the age of 18, when he replaced John Robertson in a 1-0
home loss to Arsenal in November 1988.
Robinson's lone strike came against Reading at SJP in an FA Cup in January 1990
on his first outing of the season - leaving him some way short of Mick Quinn
and Mark McGhee, who grabbed 34 and 25 goals respectively that season.
After a spell on loan at Peterborough United in 1991, the Wallsend Boys Club graduate
was released by Newcastle, moved on to Reading and subsequently Blackpool.
Moving into non-league circles at Gateshead and Bishop Auckland, David spent
time on trial with Lincoln City and later added both Cambridge United and Berwick Rangers
to his CV before finishing up at Whitley Bay.
An NUFC.com reader reports that Robbo later turned out in the Tyneside Sunday
League for Heaton Hussar.
1983 Aaron Labonte
born, Middlesbrough. (2000-03)
Academy defender who failed to make the transition to reserve team level and was released in 2003.
Trials at Livingston, Hartlepool United and Sheffield Wednesday (appearing for the Owls
second string against Newcastle) followed, before Aaron did enough to win a permanent deal with Dunfermline Athletic.
Debuting against Rangers in the SPL during September 2003, Labonte went on to make 90 appearances at East End Park between 2003 and 2007.
Labonte ended his first season at the Pars with a Scottish FA Cup loser's medal, beaten 1-3 by Celtic at Hampden Park.
However he wasn't selected when the two sides met again in the 2007 final and went out on to Irish side Finn Harps in 2008.
That transfer was then made permanent when his Dunfermline deal expired in May 2008 but he's not been heard of since leaving the Donegal
side a year later.
2011 Death of Gary Speed, 42.
The peace of a Sunday morning was
shattered when the Football Association of Wales announced the death of their national team
Manager, sending the football world into a genuine state of shock.
A Cheshire police spokesman then said:
"At 7.08am this morning, Sunday 27 November, police were informed of an
incident at Aldford Road, Huntington.
"Officers went to the scene where a 42-year-old man was found dead. There
are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and next of kin have been
Further quotes confirmed that the man was found hanged and identification
confirmed that it was Gary Speed.
Universally admired across football, the Welsh international midfielder played
285 time for the Magpies between February 1998 and May 2004, scoring 40
Gary was part of the side beaten at Wembley in 1998 and 1999 FA Cup Finals as
well as the 2000 semi-final there.
Awarded the MBE in June 2010, Speed completed the London Marathon that year to
help raise funds for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, commenting then
"The best years I had there (at SJP) were with Sir Bobby Robson. He was
a lovely man."
And exactly nine years before his death, Speed was part of the Newcastle side who were in
Champions League action against Inter Milan at SJP.
Speaking fondly of his time on Tyneside despite departing for Bolton in
a move seen as premature in some quarters, Gary's professionalism, dignity and
intelligence made him one of football's good guys.
The previous Saturday had seen him appear as a guest on BBC's "Football Focus" show in the
company of Alan Shearer.
Needless to say, his passing was a massive shock, still bordering on the unbelievable.
In short, someone who graced the black and white shirt and is sadly
1897 Small Heath (h)
Wardrope, Peddie, Campbell 2
1909 Middlesbrough (h)
1920 Liverpool (a)
1926 Tottenham Hotspur
1937 Fulham (a)
1943 Darlington (h)
Stubbins 2, R.Donaldson, Taylor
|1948 Huddersfield Town
1954 Huddersfield Town
1957 Hearts (h)
1965 Sheffield United
Woodward(66pen), Jones(90), T.Wagstaff(90+3)
The Magpies were good value for their half time lead
on a frozen Bramall Lane pitch, with Dave Hilley setting
up both goals.
Ron McGarry's needless handball after the hour mark gave
the Blades a foothold in the game, but at the end of
normal time Newcastle still led and many home fans had
left in disgust.
Enter Mick Jones, who blasted past visiting 'keeper Gordon
Marshall from 18 yards. And with almost the last kick of
the game, Tony Wagstaff broke away and won it.
1971 Stoke City (a)
Macdonald 2, D.Craig
Ritchie, Conroy 2
With 20 minutes left to play at the Victoria Ground,
United were 3-1 down before Supermac netted his second of
the match and David Craig then claimed a point with one of
his infrequent strikes.
Texaco Cup Final, First Leg
United left The Dell one goal in arrears ahead of the second leg, after
future Magpie Mick Channon beat Tony Bell.
1976 Queen's Park
Rangers (h) 2-0 (2-0)
Attacking the Leazes End, a committed first half display from Newcastle made
sure of the points, with Paul Cannell heading in the opener.
Alan Gowling then centred for Mickey Burns to double the lead and Gowling also
came close to getting on the scoresheet, heading against the Rangers
Cambridge United (h) 2-0
Making his Newcastle debut was Howard Gayle, a young
midfielder loaned from Liverpool.
Terry McDermott scored his
first goal for United since his return to the club and
Mick Martin got a rare goal as his shot from 12 yards was
fumbled by the 'keeper.
Watching in the stands
were the Dynamo Kiev side that Newcastle had beaten in a
friendly at SJP few days earlier.
1988 Manchester United
A tedious Sunday afternoon, when Newcastle never
looked in danger of breaking their four match scoring
drought in this televised game and their visitors were
footage is online here
1989 After a year
in the manager's chair at The Victoria Ground, Bobby
Moncur resigned as Manager of struggling Hartlepool
1993 Arsenal (a)
United were undone by set piece goals from Ian Wright and
Alan Smith, with Steve Bould making a nuisance of himself
at the near post on each occasion.
Peter Beardsley got one back in front of the
travelling army of away fans congregated at the Clock End,
but no equaliser followed.
"This was the first time that Kevin Keegan's
policy of not having worked on certain tactical things
before a match caught up with us.
"They caught us out quickly and we were chasing the
game after that, and they did us again with the same trick
because we couldn't get it sorted while the game was going
Shame they didn't talk about it at half time...
is online here
1996 Middlesbrough (a)
League Cup 4th Round
Whyte(27), Beck(61), Ravanelli(89)
Our second-ever visit to the Riverside ended in our first defeat there,
despite Alan Shearer netting for the sixth game in a row.
Ipswich Town (h)
Worthington Cup 4th Round
Robert(18), Ameobi(26), Shearer(37,40)
Alan Shearer's second wasn't a classic as he took
Nobby Solano's pass and turned the ball into the Leazes goal
from six yards.
However, the significance of the goal was that he completed
a century of strikes for the club in all competitions -
becoming only the ninth player to have achieved that feat.
Afterwards, Shearer commented:
"Jackie Milburn scored over 200 so I can scratch that.
I don't think I'll catch him though hopefully there's a
Ton up for Al
Inter Milan (Italy) (h) 1-4 (0-3)
Group match 7
Behind almost immediately, defeat seemed inevitable when Craig Bellamy
was sent off after just six minutes for lashing out at ex-Toffee
Although the ten men
performed well, Hector Cuper's side (who included future
Mag Emre) had the game wrapped up by half time.
Basel (Switzerland) (h) 1-0 (1-0)
(4-2 on aggregate)
UEFA Cup 2nd Round
Once Smiljanic had turned a Robert corner into his own goal in the
early stages, the tie was as good as won - our 3-2 first leg advantage meaning
the visitors needed to score three times.
NUFC.com match report
A fairly full house for the Basel
2005 Everton (a)
Everton caught us napping seconds after the break
when Joseph Yobo rose to meet a corner to head the only
goal of the game.
By that point we should
have been ahead and the home side down
to ten men, when James McFadden clearly stopped Shola
Ameobi's goalbound effort with his arm.
Incredibly, however, both referee
Howard Webb and his linesman missed the incident.
"Manager" Joe Kinnear
was charged with improper
The charge related to comments made in media interviews
about referee Martin Atkinson following United's match against
Fulham earlier in the month.
JFK labelled the referee at Craven Cottage as "Mickey
Mouse" - a comment he was asked to explain by the FA 48 hours after