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Spurs have completed the deadline day transfer of Newcastle midfielder Moussa
Sissoko for £30m - both clubs confirming the news around 40 minutes after
the transfer window closed on Wednesday night.
A photo of the player posing with a Spurs shirt was posted on his twitter
account as the 11pm deadline arrived - together with a line about a five year
For much of the day Sissoko had looked likely to join Everton after the
Toffees met United's asking price - Sky reporting that personal terms
were agreed and the player was en route from France for his medical.
However, communication was then lost with Sissoko and his agents, who by then
were aware of Spurs upping their bid from £25m to £30m and obviously
favouring a club competing in the Champions League.
Sissoko joined United for a claimed cost of £2m from Toulouse during January
2013. He leaves after 133 appearances in all competitions (130 starts),
netting dozen goals - all but one in the Premier League.
There's no denying the accuracy of recent comments about wishing to leave to
further his career, given that we were presented to him as a stepping stone.
To our eyes though, Moussa never kept up his end of that bargain and carries
significant responsibility not only for last season's demotion but also a
downturn in our fortunes the previous season.
And although his energetic (but drastically over-hyped) performances at Euro
2016 were galling for Magpie followers, they ultimately boosted his price tag
up to almost unprecedented levels - only Andy Carroll left for a larger price
PS: A reminder of Sissoko's now infamous quotes concerning a certain
other North London club:
"Arsenal have always been the club of my heart"
"Arsenal is one of the best European teams. To be watched by that sort of
club, that proves that you are a quality player. It is good to know. I hope
that I will have the chance, soon, to play for this club."
Reaction to Sissoko's move on Tyneside
window business in full:
Matz Sels, Matt Ritchie, Dwight Gayle,
Jesus Gamez, Isaac Hayden,
Mohamed Diame, DeAndre Yedlin, Daryl Murphy, Achraf Lazaar,
Outbound (19): Sylvain Marveaux,
Steven Taylor, Remy Cabella,
Andros Townsend, Fabricio
Siem De Jong,
Kevin Mbabu, Henri Saivet, Daryl Janmaat, Tim Krul, Gael Bigirimana, Adam
Armstrong, Jamie Sterry, Emmanuel Riviere, Moussa Sissoko.
Outbound (Development) (7): Macaulay Gillesphey, Ivan Toney, Tom
Heardman, Kyle Cameron, Alex Gilliead, Haris Vuckic,
Inbound (Development) (2): Yasin Ben El-Mhanni, Stuart Findlay.
Add in five contract extensions and no less than 45 deals were
completed by Newcastle United in this window. Take a bow, everyone concerned.
A dozen deals done
NUFC belatedly confirmed the arrival of signing #12 at 10.30pm on
Chelsea's Christian Atsu joining on a season-long loan with an option
24 year-old Ghanaian international was at SJP earlier in the day to sign his
contract, Atsu's agent
posting photos of the player on the SJP pitch
late on Tuesday night, captioning it with: "Long day, long
night at the Toon. Official announcement to follow."
Atsu moved to Stamford Bridge from Porto in 2013 but has never made a
competitive senior appearance for them, being loaned out to Dutch side Vitesse
Everton, Bournemouth and Spaniards Malaga.
The 24 year-old Ghanaian international made a brief substitute appearance at
SJP while on loan at the Toffees - claiming an assist in their 3-0 win back in
Atsu is in the squad for Ghana's African Nations Cup qualifier at home to
Rwanda on Saturday and a friendly against Russia in Moscow three days
Playing three times at the 2014 World Cup Finals, Atsu's Ghana have
qualified for the African Nations Cup Final in January - along with Momo
Diame's Senegal and Achraf Lazaar's Morocco. They should be joined by DR Congo
(Chancel Mbemba) after this weekend.
No Ivory trade?
Cheick Tiote had looked set to join Galatasaray over the weekend after flying
to Istanbul, but that broke down over medical problems or contractual issues -
depending on which side is telling the story.
A move to Greek side Olympiakos was then mentioned but went nowhere, before
claims of interest from French outfit Lorient (on loan) and two unidentified
Spanish ones surfaced on Wednesday afternoon.
However the transfer deadline moved into sight with news only that Lorient
were still working on a deal.
A delayed transfer deadline for various non-European leagues could still see Tiote
move on in the coming days, or he could follow Fabricio Coloccini's example and reach
agreement with United on the final months of his contract to secure free agent
Transfer deadline day found United
boss Rafa Benitez attending the 2016 Elite Club Coaches Forum - an
annual event at UEFA's HQ in Nyon, Switzerland.
Chaired by Sir Alex Ferguson; Arsene Wenger, Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti,
Zinedine Zidana and Luis Enrique were among the other participants.
David Moyes mysteriously wasn't invited.
MJS winner revealed
Our sponsors MJS Computers Limited in Ponteland ran a free draw for
readers who had repairs done in August - with a 2016/17
NUFC home shirt autographed by Rafa Benitez up for grabs, as pictured
That draw took place when the shop shut at 6pm and the name of Geoff
Harmer from Chester-le-Street was picked out.
Coming to Newcastle's Live Theatre for two nights next month is The 56
- an award-winning play that reflects on the 1985 Valley Parade fire
Based on testimonies from those involved that day, the play (titled in homage
to the number of people who lost their lives that day) will be staged on
Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th of September.
Profits from staging The 56 will be
donated to the University of Bradford Burns and Plastic Surgery Unit.
Their work did much to rebuild the lives of the 250 survivors with
life-changing injuries and continues today with research into new treatments.
Tickets are £14 via www.live.org.uk or
0191 232 1232 and we have two tickets for Tuesday's performance to give away.
To be in with a chance of winning tell us who NUFC were playing on that
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immediately via email and on NUFC.com.
Keep it in the family
A hectic day of departures continued on
Wednesday night, when Sammy Ameobi moved to League One leaders Bolton
Wanderers on loan until January.
The 24 year-old is in the final year of his Newcastle contract and hasn't
featured in the first team since back in May 2015 when selected by John
Sammy follows his elder brother Shola in joining the Trotters, who scored
twice in 10 appearances last season.
Haris is a Bantam
Another departure from SJP on
transfer deadline day saw League One Bradford City secure the services of Haris
Vuckic on loan.
The Slovenian moves to Valley Parade until January and could debut for the
Bantams at Millwall on Saturday.
It's a case of second time lucky for Vuckic and City, after the player trained
with them during November 2013 but ended up joining Rotherham United on loan.
Vuckic is now in the final year of his Newcastle deal and has previously spent
time on loan at Cardiff City, Rotherham, Rangers and Wigan Athletic - helping
the latter gain promotion from League One last season.
His last senior competitive appearance in a Magpies shirt came in an FA Cup
defeat at Leicester City in January 2015.
Spanish Primera Division side Real Osasuna
announced on Wednesday morning that they had concluded a season-loan deal for Emmanuel Riviere
- official confirmation arriving from Newcastle soon after.
The 26 year-old striker travelled to Pamplona on Monday, completing his
medical a day later. Always assuming he can find his boots, Riviere's debut
could come away to Real Madrid on Saturday week.
Arriving from AS Monaco in July 2014 on a contract of undisclosed length at a
claimed cost of £5m (although one French journalist wrote that the actual
transfer fee was just £2m) Riviere scored twice during a League Cup tie
against Crystal Palace two months later.
However that proved to be a high water mark and he struggled to make any
impact in the Premier League, netting just once in a 1-2 defeat at QPR and
looking anything but a natural finisher.
The most recent of his 31 appearances came in the 1-3 home defeat by
Bournemouth in March that prompted Steve McClaren's departure. Whether he was
actually injured or just out of favour seemed to be irrelevant.
We shall not see his like again. Hopefully.
Sky Blue Sterry
Magpies defender Jamie Sterry was unveiled as a Coventry
City player on Wednesday morning, having agreed a loan move to the League One
side until January 2017.
The 20 year-old Tynesider who recently signed a new four year contract at SJP
was spotted at the Ricoh Arena (above) on Tuesday night, watching City's EFL
Trophy tie against West Ham
AA's Oakwell assignment
Championship side Barnsley have been
confirmed as Adam Armstrong's next destination, amid links to a host of
other clubs in both England and Scotland.
The 19 year-old striker moves to Oakwell until January 2017 and is expected to
make his Tykes debut on Saturday week, away to Preston North End.
Arma scored 20 times in League One last season while on loan at Coventry City
(including two against his new club) and extended his stay at SJP by a further
four years last week.
He's not the first promising Magpie to swap Tyneside for Barnsley, Michael
Chopra scoring 17 times in 39 League One appearances while on loan there in
the 2004/05 season.
Alex a Hatter
from Carlisle United in loaning him for a second season, forward
Alex Gilliead has opted to join fellow League Two side Luton Town.
The 20 year-old moves to Kenilworth Road until January and is available for
Saturday's home game against Wycombe Wanderers. The fixture against Carlisle -
and his Magpies loan colleague Macaulay Gillesphey - is scheduled for
KC / NC
Following previous loan spells with Workington
and York City, Magpies central defender Kyle Cameron is now heading to
Newport County on loan.
The 19 year-old links up with the League Two side until January and could
debut at home to Barnet this coming Saturday alongside former Magpie Ben Tozer.
'Pools take Tom
Newcastle striker Tom Heardman
has completed a loan switch to Hartlepool United, joining the League Two side
until January 2017.
The Tynesider who celebrates his 21st birthday next month has made two
competitive appearances for the reserves since returning from a year out due
Heardman could make his debut against Notts County on Wednesday in an EFL
Trophy tie, 'Pools facing the Meadow Lane side in the league next Saturday.
Tom previously made three appearances on loan to National League side
Gateshead in November 2014.
Daryl Murphy (Ireland)
Wed 31.08.2016 Oman (h) won 4-0 FR
Clark played the full 90 minutes of what was Robbie Keane's international
farewell in Dublin, but Murphy didn't feature.
Mon 05.09.2016 Serbia (a) Belgrade WCQ
(Aleksandar Mitrovic isn't in the Serbian squad).
Achraf Lazaar (Morocco)
Wed 31.08.2016 Albania (a) drew 0-0 FR
A stalemate in Shkoder - final confirmation is awaited, but we believe Lazaar
was an unused substitute.
Sun 04.09.2016 São Tomé (h) Rabat ACNQ
Chancel Mbemba (DR Congo)
Thu 01.09.2016 C.A.R. (h) Kinshasha ACNQ
Matz Sels (Belgium)
Thu 01.09.2016 Spain (h) Brussels FR
Tue 06.09.2016 Cyprus (a) Nicosia WCQ
Thu 01.09.2016 Italy (a) Bari FR
Tue 06.09.2016 Belarus (a) Borisov WCQ
Fri 02.09.2016 St. Vincent & Grenadines (a) WCQ
Tue 06.09.2016 Trinidad & Tobago (h) Jacksonville WCQ
Hanley, Matt Ritchie (Scotland)
Sun 04.09.2016 Malta (a) Valletta WCQ
Momo Diame (Senegal)
Sun 04.09.2016 Namibia (h) Dakar ACNQ
Freddie Woodman (Eng U20)
Sun 04.09.2016 Brazil (h) Kidderminster FR
(There's also a prior BCD game between the two sides at St. Georges Park on a
Paul Dummett (Wales)
Mon 05.09.2016 Moldova (h) Cardiff City WCQ
Isaac Hayden (England U21)
Tue 06.09.2016 Norway (h) Colchester ECQ
United have now added 16 year-old
goalkeeper Otto Huutanen to their Academy U18 squad, signing him for an
undisclosed fee following a successful trial.
The Finnish youth international moves to Newcastle from Ilves Tampere in his
homeland and becomes our second recent Scandinavian signing, following the
capture of Danish forward Elias Fritjof Sørensen.
At the third stroke....
from his seat on Saturday was Newcastle United season ticket holder Graham
Walton, as he prepared for a successful channel swim on Bank Holiday
Consett-based Graham made it from Folkestone to France in 11 hours and 50
minutes, almost an hour faster than planned.
He's raised over £3,000 so far for Bright Red - a charity that
supports blood cancer victims. Donations can still be made to that worthy
Newcastle 2 Brighton 0
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Two ex-Magpie strikers were transferred
on Tuesday, Loic Remy reuniting with his former Newcastle boss Alan
Pardew (and team mate Yohan Cabaye) after agreeing a season-long loan at Crystal Palace.
In the Championship meanwhile, Leon Best signed a one year deal
with Ipswich Town after a successful trial at Portman Road. He was a free
Transfer deadline day saw French side Dijon complete the permanent signing of
midfielder Mehdi Abeid from Greeks Panathinaikos. The Algerian
international is reunited with fellow SJP old boy Romain Amalfitano.
Wolves on Tuesday
confirm that their EFL Cup Third Round home tie against fellow Championship side Wolves
will be played on Tuesday September 20th with a 7.45pm start.
The two sides also meet at SJP in the league in a 3pm kickoff on Saturday 17th
Second string spanked
Aston Villa U23s 4
Newcastle U23s 0
Macca sees red
The Cumbrians visited Oldham Athletic in the EFL Cup on Tuesday night, leaving
Boundary Park with an epic 5-4 win. Macaulay received a straight red card
after dragging back an opponent with the score at 4-4.
Ivan Toney (Shrewsbury Town)
The Shrews were beaten 0-1 at home on Tuesday night by Cambridge United in the EFL
Trophy, with Ivan remaining on the bench as an unused substitute.
Next up is a trip to Oldham Athletic in League One on Saturday.
Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers)
Southend United (h) League One, Saturday
Haris Vuckic (Bradford City)
Millwall (a) League One, Saturday
Jamie Sterry (Coventry City)
Fleetwood Town (a) League One, Saturday
Kyle Cameron (Newport County)
Barnet (h) League Two, Saturday
Alex Gilliead (Luton Town)
Wycombe Wanderers (h) League Two, Saturday
Tom Heardman (Hartlepool United)
Stevenage (a) League Two, Saturday
PSG (a) Ligue 1, Fri 09.09.2016
Adam Armstrong (Barnsley)
Preston North End (a) Championship, Sat 10.09.2016
Siem De Jong (PSV Eindhoven)
NEC (a) Eredivise, Sat 10.09.2016
Emmanuel Riviere (Real Osasuna)
Real Madrid (a) Primera Division, Sat 10.09.2016
Kevin Mbabu (BSC Young Boys)
Luzern (h) Swiss Super League, Sat 10.09.2016
Florian Thauvin (Olympique Marseille)
Nice (a) Ligue 1, Sun 11.09.2016
Tim Krul (Ajax) tbc
Liam Smith (Crewe Alexandra) tbc
Derby County (a)
Following the international break, Newcastle return to Championship action on
Saturday September 10th, heading to the iPro Arena for a 5.30pm kick-off.
The Magpies have sold their 3,200 allocation.
Stadium DE24 8XL (33,597)
Nearest railway station: Derby (0.7 miles)
Return mileage from SJP: 335 miles
coach and caretaker boss Nigel Pearson is in charge of the home side.
TV: Live on Sky Sports
Overseas TV: tbc
UK Radio: None
Local Radio: Live on BBC Radio
Mags @ Rams - last 10:
2009/10 lost 0-3
2007/08 lost 0-1
2001/02 won 3-2 Robert, Dyer, LuaLua
2000/01 lost 0-2
1999/00 drew 0-0
1998/99 won 3-4 Speed 2, Ketsbaia, Solano
1997/98 lost 0-1
1997/98 won 1-0 Tomasson (LC)
1996/97 won 1-0 Shearer*
1992/93 won 2-1 G.Peacock, Clark*
* @ the Baseball Ground, all others @ Pride
Full record v Derby:
Reading v Ipswich
Brighton & Hove Albion v
Fulham v Birmingham City (3pm)
Leeds United v Huddersfield Town (3pm)
Norwich City v Cardiff City (3pm)
Preston North End v Barnsley (3pm)
QPR v Blackburn Rovers (3pm)
Rotherham United v Bristol City (3pm)
Sheffield Wednesday v Wigan Athletic (3pm)
Wolves v Burton Albion (3pm)
Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest
Newcastle's second away game in four days takes them to West London on Tuesday
September 13th for a 7.45pm kick-off at Loftus Road.
The Magpies have been allocated 1,800 places.
Loftus Road W12 7PJ (18,360)
Nearest railway station: Shepherds Bush (1 mile)
Nearest tube station: White City (0.4 miles)
Return mileage from SJP: 566 miles
Team: To follow
QPR: Managing the
R's is Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink while Les Ferdinand has the Director of
Football role and James Perch remains on the playing staff.
Overseas TV: tbc
UK Radio: None
Local Radio: Live on BBC Radio
Mags v R's @ the Bush - all-time:
2014/15 lost 1-2 Riviere
2012/13 won 2-1 Ben Arfa (pen), Gouffran
2011/12 drew 0-0
2009/10 won 1-0 Lovenkrands
1995/96 won 3-2 Ferdinand 2, Gillespie
1994/95 lost 0-3
1993/94 won 2-1 Clark, Beardsley
1988/89 lost 0-3
1987/88 drew 1-1 P.Jackson
1986/87 lost 1-2 Goddard
1985/86 lost 1-3 Gascoigne
1984/85 drew 5-5 Waddle 3, Wharton, McDonald
1982/83 lost 0-2
1981/82 lost 0-3
1980/81 won 2-1 Hibbitt, Boam
1979/80 lost 1-2 Ferguson
1977/78 won 1-0 Robinson
1976/77 won 2-1 Barrowclough, Nattrass
1975/76 drew 0-0 (FAC)
1975/76 lost 0-1
1975/76 won 3-1 Macdonald, Burns, Nulty (LC)
1974/75 won 2-1 Tudor, Burns
1974/75 won 4-0 Macdonald 3, Tudor (LC)
1973/74 lost 2-3 Moncur, McDermott
1968/69 drew 1-1 Foggon
Full record v QPR:
Upcoming Championship fixtures:
Brighton & Hove Albion v Huddersfield Town (7.45pm)
Derby County v Ipswich Town (7.45pm)
Fulham v Burton Albion (7.45pm)
Leeds United v Blackburn Rovers (7.45pm)
Norwich City v Wigan Athletic (7.45pm)
Preston North End v Cardiff City (7.45pm)
Sheffield Wednesday v Bristol City (7.45pm)
Wolves v Barnsley (7.45pm)
Reading v Birmingham City (8pm)
Aston Villa v Brentford (7.45pm)
Rotherham United v Nottingham Forest (7.45pm)
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
(7p per minute plus network charge)
* 0044 870 444 1892
Online Box Office is here
SJP seating plan is here
"Newcastle United have written to season ticket holders to confirm that required updates
of its ticketing system are now complete.
"From early September, all supporters who pay for their season ticket with a
lump sum up front will be receiving a refund payment to the value of 10% of
their season ticket.
"The club will be writing to supporters individually to confirm precise details
of how this payment will be made very shortly.
"Season ticket holders who use the club's Direct Debit scheme will start to see
lower monthly payments from September onwards, which will equate to a total
final saving of 10%.
On the opening day of ticket sales, they officially commence at 10am -
with any points reduction for away tickets becoming effective at the
Away tickets are sold only to season ticket holders and members*. All ST
holders are 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 have announced that their members only away ticket policy
would be relaxed for selected 2016/17 away games:
"Season ticket holders and members will continue to enjoy priority access to
all away match tickets as normal, with demand
expected to be extremely high for most fixtures.
"However, should away tickets not completely sell out during designated
priority sale periods, the club will make them available to all fans where
Heading to the Toon?
Sat 10.09.2016 U18s v mackems (a) @ academy of plight, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 10.09.2016 Derby County (a)
@ iPro Stadium, 5.30pm. Championship. Live
on Sky Sports. SOLD OUT (Allocation:
Mon 12.09.2016 Res v
Stoke City (h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm. Premier League 2.
Tue 13.09.2016 QPR (a)
@ Loftus Road, 7.45pm. Championship. Member
sale now. Prices: £34 & £29 adults, £24 &
£20 over-60s / 18-21s, £17 & 14 U18s. U8s free entry when bought
with £29 adult seat.
Allocation: 1,800 (approx 550 are restricted view and carry a slightly
Sat 17.09.2016 U18s v Wolves (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League.
17.09.2016 Wolves (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Championship.
Public sale now (online), Mon 05.09.2016 (by phone/in person).
Soccerbus service details online
Mon 19.09.2016 Res v
Brighton (a) @ Amex Stadium, 7pm. Premier League 2.
Tue 20.09.2016 Wolves (h)
@ SJP, 7.45pm. EFL Cup Third Round.
Ticket details tbc.
Sat 24.09.2016 U18s v Derby County (a) @ Oakwood Academy, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Sat 24.09.2016 Aston Villa (a)
@ Villa Park, 5.30pm. Championship. Live
on Sky Sports. ST holder sale now (50
points), 25 points from Fri 02.09.2016), 0 points Tue 06.09.2016. Member
sale (if any) from Mon 12.09.2016 £35 adults, £30 U21s, over-65s,
students, Armed Forces, £20 U18s and £15 for U8s. Allocation: tbc.
Mon 26.09.2016 Res v
Swansea City (h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm. Premier League 2.
Wed 28.09.2016 Norwich City (h)
@ SJP, 7.45pm. Championship.
Ticket details tbc.
Championship season ends (all games kick off at Noon).
(Championship playoff final takes place at Wembley Stadium on Mon
Sun 09.10.2016 Alan Shearer's Newcastle Legends team
v Keith Gillespie's Manchester Select, Kingston Park, 1.30pm.
Tickets from £10 adults & £5 juniors via 0871 226 6060 or online here
(Hospitality packages via 0191 214 2892). Proceeds donated to the Alan Shearer Foundation.
NUFC UK live TV coverage:
NUFC Live on Sky Sports:
Derby County (a) 5.30pm Sat 24.09.2016
Aston Villa (a) 5.30pm
Sun 20.11.2016 Leeds United (a) 1.15pm
(Live games selected up to and
including Sat 26.11.2016 - December and January selections will
be announced on a date tbc in early October)
League Cup (aka The EFL Cup):
AFC Bournemouth v Preston North
Brighton & Hove Albion v Reading
Derby County v Liverpool
Everton v Norwich City
Leeds United v Blackburn Rovers
Leicester City v Chelsea Sky
Newcastle United v Wolves
Nottingham Forest v Arsenal
Fulham v Bristol City
Northampton v Manchester United Sky
QPR v mackems
Southampton v Crystal Palace
Stoke City v Hull City
Spurs v Gillingham
Swansea City v Manchester City
West Ham v Accrington Stanley
R3 w/c 19.09.2016
R4 w/c 24.10.2016
R5 w/c 28.11.2016
SF1 w/c 09.01.2017
SF2 w/c 23.01.2017
F Sun 26.02.2017
United enter in Round 3 - draw date tbc
F Sat 27.05.2017
United declined an invitation to enter a team in the 2016/17 EFL
Northumberland Senior Cup:
Alnwick Town v Heaton Stannington
Ashington v Blyth Town
Morpeth Town v Whitley Bay
Newcastle Benfield v Bedlington Terriers
West Allotment Celtic v Team Northumbria
(NUFC, North Shields and Blyth Spartans all have a bye to the Second
Metro line closures 2016:Central Metro station will be closed
all day Saturday and Sunday as follows:
03.09.2016 & 04.09.2016 (no NUFC game)
17.09.2016 & 18.09.2016 (Wolves h)
23.09.2016 & 24.09.2016 (Villa a)
01.10.2016 & 02.10.2016 (Rotherham a)
08.10.2016 & 09.10.2016 (no NUFC game)
International Magpies |
National Service |
2016/17 future match dates:
African Cup of Nations Finals:
16 team tournament staged in Gabon between 14.01.2017 & 05.02.2017.
Final draw takes place on 19.10.2016
Qualified so far: Gabon, Morocco, Algeria, Cameroon, Senegal,
Egypt, Ghana, Guinea- Bissau, Zimbabwe, Mali.
(Names in bold denotes nations with current NUFC players eligible for
Coxy's Cockup Corner |
Whoops, He did it Again... |
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
This Day in History
Born Or Died:
1910 Harold Aubrey Heward
born, Hetton-le-Hole. (1932-34)
Defender signed from Herrington Swifts who made his Magpies debut in a 0-4
loss at Huddersfield Town in February 1933.
Making all five of his Newcastle appearances within a three month period,
Heward signed for Bradford Park Avenue in August 1934.
He later played for Hartlepools United (for whom he debuted on his 25th
birthday), and Yeovil & Petters United.
1954 Alan Kennedy born, Sunderland. (1971-78)
A member of United's beaten 1974 FA Cup Final side, who had made his senior team
debut just over a year before in a home victory over Stoke City.
Also appearing in the 1976 League Cup final loss, left back Alan remained with United until the relegation season of
1977/78 before being sold
to Liverpool for £330K.
And in over 350 first team games at Anfield, Alan picked up five league
championships, four League Cups, three Charity Shields and two European Cups -
scoring in both of the latter finals (one in the penalty shootout).
Moving on to his hometown club in 1985, Kennedy was in the mackem side famously
beaten by Gillingham in the playoffs.
Later spells followed at Husqvarna (Sweden), Beerschot (Belgium), Boldklubben
1903 (Denmark) Hartlepool, Northwich Victoria, Grantham Town, Wigan, Colne
Dynamoes, Wrexham, Morecambe, Netherfield and Radcliffe Borough.
Kennedy finally retired from playing at the age of 40 with Barrow, working in
the media and as an after-dinner speaker thereafter.
1970 Nikodimos Papavasiliou born, Limassol, Cyprus.
Cypriot international midfielder who moved to Tyneside from OFI
Crete for a £120,000 fee during July 1993, making his bow in a pre-season game
at Hartlepool and netting a penalty at Berwick Rangers a week later.
"Nicky" debuted in United's Premiership season
opener at home to Spurs and whose major contribution to our side was providing
the pass for Andy Cole to equalise at Old Trafford in his third outing.
However his first team career in England would be over by late September 1993 -
substituted during the home win over Sheffield Wednesday and replaced by Alex
Mathie, who immediately netted.
Picking up an injury during a Magpies reserve game, Papavasiliou then had to
complete his national service in Cyprus and belatedly made a £25,000 back to
OFI in December 1994.
Nicky later played for Apollon Limassol, Anorthosis Famagusta, Enosis Neon Paralimni
Nicosia - ending his playing days at APOEL Nicosia in 2003.
Beginning his managerial career with APEP Pitsilia in 2006, two separate stints
in charge of Olympiakos Nicosia followed - book-ending a spell at former club
2010 saw Nicky take over at Doxa Katokopia, moving on to Enosis Neon Paralimni,
a third spell at Olympiakos Nicosia, Apollon Limassol and then Ermis Aradippou.
Leaving his native Cyprus in August 2015 to manage Slovan Bratislava in
Slovakia, that lasted just less than a year before being shown the door.
1983 Death of Jimmy Naylor, 81.
2013 Death of Jimmy Greenhalgh, 90.
(1962-66) Coach to Joe Harvey at SJP.
1921 Everton (h)
Harris, Paton 2
1925 Real Madrid
MacKenzie 2, McDonald, Curry, Urwin,
Having travelled to Madrid in May 1924 to play in a
friendly, United hosted the opening game of Real's
European tour. The Spanish side then moved on to play
Birmingham City (losing 0-3) and Spurs (losting 2-4)
before games in Lille, Copenhagen and Paris.
1929 Manchester United
Gallacher 3, McDonald
Debut for Duncan Hutchison aka "Hurricane
Hutch", who was held in such esteem by fans of his former club Dundee United that a
party of them travelled from Tayside to cheer him on
in his first game.
1932 Middlesbrough (h)
Lang, McMenemy 2, Allen, Weaver(pen)
Debut for Jimmy Murray.
1935 Bradford (h)
Cairns, McMenemy, Pearson
Lewis 2, Nolan
1936 West Ham United
1938 Luton Town (a)
1940 Bradford Park Avenue (h)
1946 Millwall (a)
Bentley 2, Milburn, Stubbins
Domestic football resumed after World War Two, with the
1939/40 fixture list that had been suspended in September
1939 used once again.
1949 Everton (h)
Milburn, Mitchell, G.Robledo, Walker
1955 Birmingham City
Brown, Murphy, Warhurst
1957 Tottenham Hotspur
Eastham, Keeble, R.Mitchell
The first home game of a traumatic season when
relegation was narrowly avoided. In one of only six league
victories at home all season, inside right Jimmy Hill made
Spurs gave a debut to future Magpie Jim Iley, following
his arrival from Sheffield United.
1960 Fulham (a)
Allchurch, Hughes, Woods
Key 2, Hayes 2
A week after beating them 7-2 at SJP, the Cottagers
gained revenge on the banks of the Thames.
Inside right Charlie Woods netted for United on his
1963 Plymouth Argyle
Taylor, Thomas 3
O'Neill 2, McAnearney
Having missed the opening two games of the season,
Barrie Thomas returned to plunder his second hat trick in
1966 Sheffield United
1968 Sunderland (a)
United hero was goalkeeper Willie McFaul, who saved a Colin
1974 West Ham United
(h) 2-0 (2-0)
Terry McDermott blazed a penalty wide after Tommy
Taylor had handled on the line.
1977 Millwall (h)
League Cup 2nd Round
Queens Park Rangers (h)
Beardsley(63), Reilly(62), McDonald(21)
Bristol Rovers (a)
Just as it seemed an
inspired first half display from United would go
unrewarded, Liam O'Brien hit a dipping shot from 25 yards that
eluded Pirates 'keeper Brian Parkin.
Winger Franz Carr was in inspired form at Bath's Twerton
Park and Rovers were reduced to switching full backs in an
attempt to get anywhere near him. Mick Quinn added a deserved
second after the break and more could have followed.
footage is online here
1993 Ipswich Town (a)
United boss Kevin Keegan remonstrated with home fans after they banged
their fists on the roof of the United dugout Following
footage is online here
1994 West Ham United
og(Potts)(32), Lee(35), Mathie(90)
An own goal from Steve Potts at a three-sided Upton
Park set United on their way to a comfortable win, despite
Tyneside-born Don Hutchison scoring from the penalty spot
on his Hammers debut.
footage is online here
Newcastle's game at
Anfield was called off while the nation was called up to
mourn the death
of the future King's ex-wife.
Exactly why postponing a football match
would ease the pain of the grieving masses was never
really explained, but David Mellor was later revealed as
having made the decision, in his capacity as Football Task
Going to a football match was possibly
the best thing to do on a day like that - the telly was
rubbish.... PS: rugby union fixtures were staged, including
one featuring Will Carling.
Full back Olivier
Bernard joined United from Lyon. Following
close on the departure of his countrymen, David Terrier
and Lionel Perez, his arrival was greeted with something
short of wild enthusiasm.
2004 Wayne Rooney joined Manchester
United for somewhere around the £30m mark on transfer deadline day.
Following Jonathan Woodgate's transfer to Real Madrid this left our
Chairman's statement a few days earlier sounding a little hollow:
recent record shows we can be trusted to deliver quality players. I'm
not going to say too much at this stage but I think the fans will be
pleasantly surprised at what results from the Woodgate deal."
didn't go into the Woodgate transfer without a long-term plan. All
will be revealed soon."
Unless of course,
he was referring to the Owen deal a year later....
Michael Owen was paraded in front of 15,000 fans at SJP as a truly remarkable signing was celebrated by everyone
associated with the club. Little did we know what lay ahead....
of the day:
"When it came down to Real Madrid or Newcastle there
was no question in my mind."
The same day saw Nobby Solano return from Aston Villa, James Milner going the other way on
loan. The day's other major transfer saw Jermaine Jenas join Spurs
2006 Newcastle completed the deadline
day capture of Antoine Sibierski from Manchester City for an undisclosed fee.
French-born midfielder/striker Sibierski was in the final year of his current
contract with City and signed a one year deal.
Leicester City (h)
A thunderbolt from Danny Guthrie put
United two points clear at the top of
the Championship table after a fourth successive victory and clean sheet.
Eyebrows were raised by the non-appearance of central defender Fabricio
Coloccini in the squad, but it was confirmed that Argentina had invoked
the five day rule ahead of their game against Brazil.
reserves began their season with a 3-1 victory on wearyside in a match that they
dominated, despite playing for almost an hour with just ten men.
Making his competitive debut for the Magpies was Sol Campbell, while
what was a vaguely bonkers night included a straight red card for
Xisco and goals from Nile Ranger, Peter Lovenkrands and Ryan Taylor.
Seven months to the day after the sale of Andy Carroll, Newcastle failed
to sign a replacement centre forward as the transfer window closed.
Back in January, the excuse had been they ran out of time and couldn't
spend Liverpool's money. Fast forward to August and despite having
earmarked a host of potential striking targets, we mysteriously failed
to "get over the line" with any of them - or jettison any of the
forwards on the books.
The transfer window closed with no activity s Newcastle managing to
retain their existing squad but failing to add any further reinforcements since
the acquisition of Vurnon Anita some weeks earlier.
With Europa League group games already assured, United's thin squad
was going to be put to the test....
Over seven hours since last scoring a home goal, things looked
bleak with less than five minutes to go at SJP.
At that point Hatem Ben Arfa stepped into the Fulham area for the umpteenth
time in the game, but for once resisted the temptation to try and dribble
through the defence and instead cut infield to loop a shot that flew past
'keeper David Stockdale in the Gallowgate End goal.