mackems (h) SOLD
Manchester United (a)
Everton (h), Burnley (h)
Public sale now
Leicester (a) FAC
ST holder sale now (0 points)
ST holder sale now (0 points)
Member sale now
The 151st Tyne-wear derby match takes place at St. James' Park on Sunday at 1.30pm
as Alan Pardew tries to halt a losing run of three games in this fixture and
conjure up what would be a first victory in six attempts - since the "over
the wall" game of August 2011.
reportedly suffering a shoulder injury in
Wednesday's defeat at Spurs, United have confirmed that Jak Alnwick is
set to retain his place for the derby.
The 21 year-old goalkeeper required treatment during the second half at White
Hart Lane and Alan Pardew later told journalists that the club may be forced
to investigate the possibility of making an emergency loan signing.
However that now doesn't appear to be the case and Alnwick will be in goal at
SJP on Sunday, with the 17 year-old Freddie Woodman providing cover.
Daryl Janmaat is available for selection after completing his one match ban
against Spurs. One booking away from a ban of his own, Cheick Tiote didn't play
on Wednesday night but should return to the fray for the derby.
Papiss Cisse and Steven Taylor are also expected to feature after missing the
Spurs game, but Siem de Jong, Ryan Taylor, Davide Santon, Jonas Gutierrez,
Rolando Aarons and Gabriel Obertan all remain unavailble.
Newcastle to win @ evens Newcastle to win 1-0 @ 6/1 Papiss Cisse 1-0 @ 22/1 Newcastle to score a penalty @ 7/1 Cheick Tiote to be sent off @ 16/1
Lee Clattermole to be sent off @ 16/1
(NB: quoted odds were accurate
at the time of writing, but subject to fluctuation - click on the link above to
display current live odds).
Local author Michael Walker will be signing copies of his excellent
book "Up There" in the Back Page before the game - ring them
on 0191 261 5005 if you want to reserve a copy. Independent
article by Michael SAFC:
Kicking off with a 2-2 draw at West Brom, Gus Poyet's side lost 0-1 at QPR,
were held 0-0 at Burnley and then massacred 0-8 at Southampton. A 3-1 success
at Crystal Palace was then followed by back-to-back scoreless draws at both
Leicester City and Liverpool.
Taylor - second appointment this season to date for the Mancunian whistler,
after the 2-1 victory at Spurs. His sole wearside posting was a 0-0 draw at
Pub Watch: The Bodega 125
Westgate Road, NE1 4AG
One of the most popular venues in Newcastle
and the pub where staff from other pubs go for a drink -The Bodega boasts a
traditional long bar, Victorian stained glass domes, elaborately tiled floors,
and lots of history.
And as the CAMRA Tyneside 2014 Real
Ale Pub of the Year, you can also expect a true commitment to offering the very
best real ale.
Combine that with large screen plasma
TVs, and friendly staff, it's the perfect place to visit
before or after the derby at
St James' Park on Sunday.
Find further details of this and the
20 other locations that make up the Sir John Fitzgeraldestateonline
Metro: No scheduled service disruptions
Soccerbus: Details of the X50 Soccerbus linking the Metrocentre
Coach Park and the X40 Great Park & Ride connecting from the north
of the city are online
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Latest Premier League fixtures/results:
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Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United
Hull City v Swansea City
QPR 3-2 West Bromwich Albion
Southampton 3-0 Everton
Spurs 2-1 Burnley
West Ham 2-0 Leicester City
Sun 21.12.2014: Liverpool v Arsenal (4pm) Sky
Stoke City v Chelsea (8pm) Sky
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
comments from both managers:
"Iím hearing the right stuff on the radio and in the street about the
levels of antagonism between the two clubs dying down a little bit to what itís
really about Ė a football match.
"Iím really pleased about that and
hope it carries through to Sunday.
"I said two years ago that this nasty
hate Ė those kinds of words Ė needed to go out. Itís a rivalry, a game
of football Ė may the best team win, and then we shake hands and go home.
"The incident with the flight this
year, and the way the Sunderland fans contributed and the effort they made,
has made great steps to help this fixture become what it should be, a
spectacle for the North East, not something where we have to order extra
"The last thing the North East should
be doing is fighting each other, but, at the same time, knowing itís a
massive rivalry, the passion of the game shouldnít be lost.
"We know that will be there and itís
what it should be about. Iím sure Gus is of the same opinion as me."
"The derby is a special game so let us all enjoy it with dignity. Let the
winner celebrate and let whoever loses hold their head high and look forward
to the next time.
"Accept whatever it brings, enjoy it but without being disrespectful. I
would ask everyone to go to the game with pride, to respect the occasion, but
most of all to be safe.Ē
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still after a copy of Paul Joannou's fine new book "Newcastle
United: The Ultimate Who's Who", deliveries will take place in the
following postcode areas on Monday and Tuesday:
Derby County 1-3 Chelsea
Sheffield United 1-0 Southampton
AFC Bournemouth 1-3 Liverpool
Spurs 4-0 Newcastle
(Liverpool drew Chelsea, Spurs drew Sheffield United in the two-legged Semi
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round of TV alterations sees two selections for Newcastle - but movement of a
third fixture that renders pre-booked travel plans worthless once again:
08.02.2015 Stoke City (h) (2.05pm) Sky Sat 21.02.2015 Manchester City (a) 5.30pm) Sky
That Stoke alteration unfortunately means that United's visit to Selhurst Park
on Tuesday 10th February will now be played 24 hours later as follows:
Wed 11.02.2015 Crystal Palace (a) (8pm) not on TV
BT Sport haven't selected any NUFC games this time round and the new list
covers to Sunday March 1st.
That means the visit of Aston Villa to SJP stays as a 3pm kickoff on Saturday
February 28th and by implication, the Manchester United home game the
following Wednesday (March 4th) should also remain unaltered.
Cup ticket details
United's forthcoming FA Cup Third Round tie at Leicester City
are now on sale to ST holders with a zero points requirement (member sale from
Prices: Adults £13, Over 65s £8, U18s £5, U12s £2.
The tie is on Saturday 3rd January at 3pm and isn't on live TV.
With both sides in Premier League action just 48 hours earlier, attempts to
delay the tie by 24 hours failed due to a clash with a Leicester Tigers rugby match at nearby Welford Road
on the Sunday.
Newcastle's U18 side will play their Fourth Round FA Youth Cup tie against Middlesbrough on
Thursday 8th January at the Riverside Stadium.
Kickoff is at 7pm and the tie must be settled on the night, via
extra time and penalties if necessary.
Both sides won away in the Third Round last weekend, the smoggies
notching up a 4-3 success at Southend while Newcastle ran out 3-1 winners at
The last Tees-Tyne meeting in this
competition came back in February 2004, when Boro struck a last minute winner
to win a Fifth Round tie 2-1.
Boro won the first U18 league meeting of the current season 1-0 and the two
sides are due to play the return game at Little Benton on Saturday January
it in / Kick it out
were exiting from the Capital One Cup on Wednesday night, one of our biggest
flops of modern times was helping himself to a 41 minute hat trick that
retained his latest side's place on top of their league.
Luuk de Jong's treble earned PSV Eindhoven a 4-3 win over Feyenoord and
took him up to double figures for the season in the Eredivisie, with a quartet
of Europa League strikes boosting his goal total to fourteen.
Luuk's brother Siem meanwhile continues his comeback from injury
after having played just twice in the Premier League since joining the
Along with Sammy Ameobi, the elder of the
two de Jong brothers was recently interviewed by locally-based charity Show
Racism The Red Card on the subject of discrimination in sport and
Update: On-loan Magpie bailed
From the Derby Evening
Nottingham Forest star Jamaal Lascelles has appeared in court charged
with assault in a Derby nightclub.
The England Under-21 defender, who lives in
Oakwood, is charged with assaulting a man, occasioning actual bodily harm, in
Lola Lo, in Victoria Street, on April 23.
He appeared at Derby Crown Court today for a preliminary hearing. In court,
prosecutor Sarah Slater said: "I have been told this will be a definite
Lascelles was released on bail and told to next appear at Derby Crown Court on
March 11. A trial date was set for the week beginning April 27.
Following this weekend's set of games, the Italian Serie A will take a break
until the first week of January - by which time a deal taking Newcastle's Mapou
Yanga-Mbiwa to AS Roma could to be in place.
Sent out on a season-long loan by United, the 25 year- old has been a success
at the Stadio Olimpico, making 16 appearances as Roma rose to second in the
table and qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League.
Unhappy at his treatment in England, Yanga-Mbiwa has publicly praised his new
surroundings and is happy to remain in Italy - no doubt boosted by an
international recall to the French national side recently.
Italian media sources claim that a transfer fee of Ä7m has been agreed
(Ä1.5m of which was paid for the loan) and the only doubt seems to be
whether Roma will wait until the conclusion of the season or act in
Yanga-Mbiwa moved to United in January 2013 from French side Montpellier at a
claimed cost of Ä8.4m.
Peter Beardsley's side return to competitive action on Monday when they host West Ham in an U21 Premier League Cup tie at
That has a 1pm kick-off and will be played to a finish, with extra time and penalties if
required. ST holders / members gain free entrance or pay on
PS: The Derby County U21 Premier League away game on Monday January 5th
2015, that has been rescheduled to Tuesday April 28th and will now take place
at the iPro Stadium (aka Pride Park) not Alfreton Town FC.
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go after Ashley
Update: Friday saw confirmation that
the new CEO of Rangers is none other than Derek Llambias, a month after he
became a non-executive director of the Ibrox club.
Rangers and Mike Ashley were both issued
with notices by the Compliance Officer of the Scottish FA on Monday,
concerning alleged breaches of three disciplinary rules related to the issues
of dual club ownership:
It's reported that Ashley faces a £10K fine if a rule breach is proven,
while the Govan club could be hit with both financial penalties and expulsion
from the Scottish Cup.
The first of three
anticipated call-ups of Newcastle players for next year's African Nations Cup
Finals has materialised, with Mehdi Abeid selected by Algeria.
French-born Abeid is yet to make his debut for Algeria after injuring a toe in
training after his maiden senior callup and could miss up to six weeks of club
Algeria begin their campaign in Equatorial Guinea against South Africa on
January 19th, face Ghana four days later and a then Senegal side that's
expected to include club colleague Papiss Cisse on the 27th.
The finals conclude on February 8th, with United's third representative likely
to be Cheick Tiote for Ivory Coast.
Monday saw the draws
for the Champions League and Europa League take place, with some consequences
for Newcastle coming from the Premier League selections.
Manchester City were drawn out with Barcelona and will host the Catalan
side at the Etihad on Tuesday February 24th. Our Premier League
visit there is now confirmed as a 5.30pm KO on Saturday February 21st for live
Moving on to the Europa League and Everton have been paired with Young
Boys in the last 32, with the second leg played on merseyside.
Progress for the Toffees in that tie would see them in Round of 16 action on
Thursday March 12th and 19th - and mean that our scheduled trip to Goodison
Park on Saturday March 14th would be altered from that day, whether or not
selected for live TV transmission.
(A similar situation would await us in April should Spurs make it
through to the Europa League Quarter Finals).
PS: Advance notice that our scheduled trip to Anfield on Saturday 11th
April coincides with the staging of the Grand National at nearby Aintree
Historically, Liverpool tend not to play home games when the race is
run and with it getting underway at 4.15pm then a 3pm kickoff would seem
unlikely that day - regardless of whether the TV companies select it.
Burnley (h) plan
All is quiet on New Years Day - especially when
it comes to using public transport. With Newcastle playing their first January 1st home
game since 2007, remember that no bus, train, metro or
ferry services will run across the region on that day.
The only exceptions to that are the X50 Soccerbus linking the
Metrocentre Coach Park and the X40 Great Park & Ride connecting
from the north of the city.
Sun 21.12.2014 mackems (h)
@ SJP, 1.30pm. Premier
League. SOLD OUT.
Mon 22.12.2014 U21s v West Ham (h)
@ Whitley Park, 1pm. U21 Premier League Cup.
Fri 26.12.2014 Manchester United (a)
@ Old Trafford, 3pm, Premier League. SOLD OUT.
Live on BT.
Sun 28.12.2014 Everton (h)
@ SJP, 4.15pm. Premier
League. Public sale now.
Live on Sky Sports.
Thu 01.01.2015 Burnley (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Premier
League. Public sale now.
Sat 03.01.2015 Leicester City (a)
@ King Power Stadium, 3pm. FA Cup Third Round.ST holder sale now, 0 points.
Member sale from Mon 22.12.2014. Adults £13, Over 65s £8, U18s £5, U12s £2.
Thu 08.01.2015 U18s v Middlesbrough (a)
@ Riverside Stadium, 7pm. FA Youth Cup Fourth Round.
Sat 10.01.2015 U18s v Liverpool (a)
@ Kirkby Academy, 1pm. U18 Premier League.
Sat 10.01.2015 Chelsea (a)
@ Stamford Bridge, 3pm, Premier League. ST holder sale
now (0 points). Upper tier: £55 adults, £23.50 concessions. Lower tier: £52
adults, £23.50 concessions. Allocation tbc.
Mon 12.01.2015 U21s v Bolton Wanderers (h)
@ Whitley Park. U21 Premier League.
Sat 17.01.2015 U18s v Middlesbrough (h)
@ Little Benton,11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 17.01.2015 Southampton (h)
@ SJP, 5.30pm. Premier
League. Member sale now, public sale from Tue
23.12.2014. Live on Sky Sports. FA Cup:
Second Round restaged tie:
Fri 02.01.2015: MK Dons v Chesterfield
Third Round ties:
Cardiff City v Colchester United BBC2W
Barnsley v Middlesbrough
Blyth Spartans v Birmingham City
Bolton Wanderers v Wigan Athletic
Brentford v Brighton and Hove Albion
Cambridge United v Luton Town
Charlton Athletic v Blackburn Rovers
Derby County v Southport
Doncaster Rovers v Bristol City
Fulham v Wolves
Huddersfield Town v Reading
Leicester City v Newcastle United
Millwall v Bradford City
Preston North End v Norwich City
Rochdale v Nottingham Forest
Rotherham United v AFC Bournemouth
Scunthorpe United v team tbc*
Tranmere Rovers v Swansea City
West Bromwich Albion v Gateshead
* winner of restaged Second Round tie between MK Dons and Chesterfield.
Arsenal v Hull City BBC
Aston Villa v Blackpool
Chelsea v Watford
Dover Athletic v Crystal Palace BT
Manchester City v Sheffield Wednesday
QPR v Sheffield United Southampton v Ipswich Town
Stoke City v Wrexham
mackems v Leeds United
Yeovil Town v Manchester United BT
AFC Wimbledon v Liverpool BBC
Burnley v Spurs
Everton v West Ham BT
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:
Fourth Round draw:
Arsenal or Reading v Royston Town
Blackpool v Birmingham City
Burnley v Cardiff City
Crewe Alexandra v Bolton Wanderers
Chelsea v Huddersfield Town
Everton v Southampton
Leicester City v Chesterfield
Liverpool v Derby County
Manchester City v Coventry City
Manchester United v Hull City
Mansfield Town v Stoke City Middlesbrough v Newcastle United
West Bromwich Albion v Nottingham Forest
Fleetwood Town v Ipswich Town
Swansea City v Doncaster Rovers
Spurs v Wolves
FA Youth Cup Third Round tie:
Arsenal v Reading (19.12)
FA Youth Cup Round Dates:
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:
Round of 16:
Blackburn Rovers v Aston Villa
Bolton v Reading (22.12)
Derby County v mackems
Huddersfield v Charlton or Brighton
Boro v Stoke City (05.01)
Newcastle v West Ham (22.12)
Southampton v Norwich City
Watford v Leicester City (06.01)
Round of 32:
Charlton Athletic or Brighton (22.12)
U21 Premier League Cup Dates:
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:
The semi-finals will be played in February 2015 and contested by Newcastle
United U21s, Blyth Spartans, Morpeth Town and Whitley Bay. Draw date tbc.
Travelis 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:
mackems (h) 1.30pm
Sun 28.12.2014 Everton (h) 4.15pm Sat 17.01.2015 Southampton (h) 5.30pm Sun 08.02.2015 Stoke City (h) (2.05pm) Sat 21.02.2015 Man City (a) 5.30pm)
NUFC Live on BT Sport:
Fri 26.12.2014 Manchester United (a) 3pm Sat 31.01.2015 Hull City (a) 12.45pm
(Live games selected up to and including Sun 01.03.2015)
FC are offering a £5 saving on Conference Premier League
home games for NUFC season ticket holders. On production of their current ST card, adult
admission to the Tyne and wear Stand is £10.
Fri 26.12.2014 FC Halifax Town (3pm) Wed 07.01.2015 Woking (7.45pm)
Sat 24.01.2015 Welling United (3pm)
Northern Premier League side Darlington
1883 operate a similar scheme, with NUFC season ticket holders gaining entry to
their league games for £6 - a saving of £3.
League games: Sat 20.12.2014 Radcliffe Borough (3pm) Fri 26.12.2014 Scarborough (3pm) Sat 03.01.2015 Brighouse Town (3pm)
(NB: home games are staged at Bishop Auckland FC's Heritage Park home)
League Magic Weekend @ SJP:
Salford Red Devils v Widnes (2.30pm)
Hull FC v Hull KR (4.45pm)
Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors (7pm)
Catalans Dragons v Huddersfield (1pm)
St Helens v Warrington Wolves (3.15pm)
Castleford Tigers v Wakefield (5.30pm)
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
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.
From UEFA: international matches will 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
On double-header match weeks, teams will play on Thursday and Sunday, Friday
and Monday or Saturday and Tuesday.
What's this all about then? Click here
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
On This Day in History
Born Or Died:
George Mathison born, Walker.
Right half who joined Newcastle from Walker Celtic and debuted in a 0-2
defeat at Bury in January 1929.
Moving on to Lincoln City in 1933, George later appeared for both Gateshead and
Burnley. His death was recorded in April 1989.
1938 Dave Hilley born, Glasgow, Scotland. (1962-67)
integral part of the 1964/65 promotion side, Dave Hilley was Joe
Harvey's first signing in 1962, arriving in a £30,000 move from the now defunct
Dave had come to United's attention via chairman Stan Seymour's Scottish
contacts and had made a positive impression when appearing at Gallowgate as a
guest player in fellow Glaswegian Bobby Mitchells' benefit match in October
Scoring on his debut in a 4-4 draw with Cardiff City at Ninian Park in August
1962 season opener, playmaker Dave enjoyed his most successful season in
1964/65, scoring 12 goals and helping United to claim the Second Division
Joining Nottingham Forest in December 1967, Dave netted on his home debut and
remained at the City Ground until 1970. He later extending his career by
emigrating to South Africa and playing for Highlands Park, Hellenic and Arcadia
Back in England, Dave joined Scarborough and entered the teaching profession on
Tyneside, playing on with South Shields and briefly in the colours of
For many years, Hilley also filed match reports on the fortunes of United and
their local rivals in the "Sunday Post" newspaper.
2007 saw Dave pen "What Game?" a book recounting the story
behind a series of unofficial international matches that he helped organise
Spain from 1958 onwards - eventually falling foul of the authorities and
receiving a hefty fine from the Scottish FA for appearing in unsanctioned
1949 Alan Duffy born, Stanley.
England youth international striker who came through the junior
setup at Gallowgate, debuting in a 3-1 loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford in
Moving on to Brighton and Hove Albion in January
1970 following year, Alan completed half a century of appearances in midfield
for the Seagulls before departing for Tranmere
Rovers during 1971.
Spending the 1973/74 campaign with Darlington, Alan later then moved into non league football with Consett.
1968 Alex Mathie
born, Bathgate, Scotland. (1993-95)
Striker who didn't make the grade at Celtic and moved on to Morton
(with a brief loan at Port Vale) before being brought to Tyneside by
Keegan in a £285K deal.
His chief claim to fame as a Magpie remains scoring on his debut at home to Sheffield
Wednesday after appearing as substitute (although the fable of it being
his first touch is incorrect- replacing Nicky Papavasiliou on 62 minutes, his
goal was on 81 minutes).
However his second senior United goal was a lightning fast strike, appearing as
an 86th minute repla
cement for Scott Sellars at SJP the following Febuary and
netting against Coventry City within seconds.
Never a first team regular (although he did manage to score away at West Ham in
successive seasons), Mathie's final first team appearance came in February 1995
against QPR at Loftus Road.
And within weeks he was lining up against Newcastle at Portman Road, having
joined Ipswich Town in a £500K transfer.
Assured of legendary status in Suffolk thanks a hat trick against rivals
Norwich City, Alex also further endeared himself to Toon fans with three
against the mackems.
Returning to Scotland in 1998 with Dundee United, further moves to Preston
North End and York City following
before a leg injury ended his playing days.
Living in York and working for the Royal Mail (with occasional radio pundit
duties), Alex also had spells as manager of Spennymoor, West Auckland and Pickering Town.
with Racing Bafoussam in his native Cameroon, Cerro PorteŮo (Paraguay), GenÁlerbirligi
(Turkey), Real Madrid (Spain) and the smoggies, Geremi moved to SJP on a free
from Chelsea in July 2007.
the captaincy on his competitive debut -a 3-1 opening day success at Bolton
Wanderers - he claimed a first bona-fide Magpies goal away at Spurs in March
However, Geremi had already notched one in our favour back in 2005, when
credited with an OG whilst playing at SJP for Chelsea, diverting a Charles
N'Zogbia corner into the Leazes End goal from close range.
Fading from the first team picture at club level following the arrival of Kevin
Keegan, Geremi retained his place for Cameroon and reached a century of caps
against Guinea in February 2009 (he also won an Olympic Football gold medal in
What proved to be a final top-flight outing came in a draw at
Hull City in March 2009, restricted to unused substitute selections during Alan Shearer's time in charge.
Geremi then returned to the side following
United's demotion, netting in a Carling Cup victory over Huddersfield Town at
SJP in August 2009.
However, he dropped out of the first team picture following defeat at
Scunthorpe two months later, when his substitution brought ironic cheers from
disgruntled Toon fans.
to the role of occasional sub following relegation to the Championship,
2010 saw Geremi represent his country in the African Nations Cup for the
seventh time - he'd made his international debut even earlier, back in 1996.
To Newcastle's bemusement, Geremi was unveiled at a press conference as a new signing of
Turkish side Ankaragucu
- although a deal was then later concluded.
After barely six months of an eighteen month deal however, Geremi moved on to
the Greek side AE Larissa - having featured in his sixth World Cup Finals that
Released in January 2011, he failed to reappear at another club.
1980 Fitz Hall born, Walthamstow. (2010)
Central defender who
arrived on loan from QPR in January 2010
for the rest of the season, following Wayne Routledge from Loftus Road to
Tyneside, having previously played in the same Crystal
Released by West Ham as a youngster without earning a contract, Fitz joined Barnet and Chesham United.
Chesham boss Bob Dowie recommended
Hall to Oldham Athletic in 2002, where his brother, Iain was in
charge. Later moves took him to Southampton, Crystal Palace (reuniting with
Dowie) Wigan and then QPR.
Debuting for Newcastle in a 5-1 home win over Cardiff City in February 2010,
Hall then returned to QPR at the end of the season and appeared for them in the
Championship during the successful 2010/11 campaign.
He continued to play on under Neil Warnock in the top flight for the R's until
the manager's departure and after not figuring in Mark Hughes' plans, Hall
departed for Watford in July 2012 on a one-year deal that was later extended.
He left Watford in June 2014 and signed for Sunday League side Percival.
Sheffield Wednesday (h)
Division One Mitchell (pen)
Dooley 2, Sewell 2, Marriott
37,927 Wednesday became the first team to take maximum points
from SJP since the previous April, as Derek
Dooley and Jackie Sewell hit two apiece and Jack Marriott
1958 Blackburn Rovers (a)
Division One 25,100
1969 Ipswich Town (h) 4-0
Division One Ford, Dyson,
19,411 Debut goal for David Ford.
1974 A double
arrival at St. James' as Tommy Craig joined for £110,000
from Sheffield Wednesday and Geoff Nulty arrived from Burnley
for £10,000 more.
Ipswich Town (h) 1-1
Division One Nulty
Bristol City (h)
Division Two 14,131 SJP
entered the digital age, as a new electronic scoreboard was
unveiled behind the Gallowgate end - complete with bouncing
"Mister Men" cartoon figures.
Halftimes would never be the
same, as hitherto unknown teams and incorrect scores were
beamed to the crowd (eg "Derby City") and even the wrong winner of the
1989 Grand National (which appeared as "Liverpool
Bear", rather than "Little Polveir")!
scoreboard marked its debut by putting "12" in the sub box
when United made their only replacement. In these days of multiple
replacements and squad numbers this means very little - but it got big laughs at the time.
There was a debut
in midfield for new £250K signing John Trewick, who had
been acquired from West Bromwich Albion.
1989 Derby County (h)
Full Members Cup O'Brien, Gallacher, og(Cross)
6,704 The Magpies returned to action after an enforced 11
day break - their home game against Plymouth the previous
Saturday having fallen victim to the weather.
Plymouth Argyle (a)
Division Two Regis, Barlow
5,048 A Friday night kick-off and a shocking performance from
United in front of a handful of loyal fans, many who
stoically stood on the open terrace in shirt sleeves,
oblivious to the rain.
The fact that Argyle were
absolute garbage as well just made things worse.
1992 Millwall (h)
Division One Kelly(75pen)
26,089 Former Magpie Ian Bogie was in the visitors lineup, while
future toon striker Malcolm
Allen appeared as a substitute for the Lions.
With Newcastle apparently heading for their second home
league loss of the season, match referee Stephen Bell
awarded them a penalty for a push on Rob Lee and a touch
David Kelly save United's blushes by firing past Kasey
Keller, much to the
disgust of visiting manager Mick McCarthy.
Terriers dumped United's Reserves out of the
Northumberland Senior Cup 2-0. It was the second time the
teams had met in the same competition that season, with
Newcastle winning the left-over final from the previous
What was going to be a yellow card for a tackle
became a straight red when Jamie McClen gave his name as
Santa Claus. An unimpressed referee promptly
dispatched him without further ado to the nearby grotto,
otherwise known as the changing rooms.
"If you've got all those
deliver, you'd best get away early..."
Charlton Athletic (a)
A lunchtime pitch inspection provided away fans with some
unwanted grief, but referee Steve Bennett decided that the
Valley pitch was merely wet, not waterlogged.
A poor game saw United extend their unbeaten run in all
competitions to six matches, thanks in part to a fine goalkeeping display from
Shay Given - playing his 250th game for the club. NUFC.com match
Having recovered from two serious knee injuries, Newcastle awarded
a new contract to promising midfielder Matty Pattison.
2006 Chelsea (h)
(0-0) Carling Cup
37,406 For the second time in eight days, Didier
Drogba proved to be the difference between Mourinho's men and the Magpies,
as the man from the Ivory Coast came off the bench again to break Geordie
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Championship Harewood(17), Ameobi(59)
made it nine games unbeaten with a comfortable win over Gordon Strachan's
A goal in each half from striking duo Marlon Harewood and Shola
Ameobi made it eleven games unbeaten at home, and left the Magpies with a ten
point lead in the Championship. NUFC.com match
Another training ground reserve game
saw Newcastle account for SPL opposition in the shape of Kilmarnock
in front of a watching Alan Pardew.
Fit-again midfielder Yven Moyo headed the home side into an early lead before
striker Phil Airey - who had made his
Hibernian debut against Killie during an abortive loan spell earlier in the
season - doubled the advantage.
The men from Rugby Park reduced the arrears before half time and then made it
2-2 after the break, before United substitute Joan Edmundsson notched what
proved to be the winner on the hour mark.
The draws for the Round of 32 and Round of 16
of the Europa League were staged, with ex-Magpie Patrick Kluivert pairing Newcastle with Metalist Kharkiv of
This landed Alan Pardew, his side and fans with a round trip of over 3,300
miles to the east of the country.
Newcastle reserves won for only the second time at home, overcoming
Norwich City 4-1 at a blustery Whitley Park to deservedly
claim the points. Jonas Gutierrez and Gael Bigirimana were
among the scorers.
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