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Both the first and reserve teams are London-bound this week, with the U21s breaking new ground
tonight when they take on
their Arsenal counterparts at the Meadow Park home of non-league Boreham
Kick-off is at 7pm and admission is listed as being free to all on the
Premier League website. The ground is on Broughinge Road, WD6 5AL.
Both sides remain unbeaten this season, the Gunners topping the table
thanks to a trio of victories and one draw while United are second following
home wins over Reading and Wolves and a draw at Bolton.
Squad details to follow.
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Newcastle 2 Hull
Their seasonal winless league run may not have been
broken, but United concluded their fifth game without a win with that rarest of
sights - a striker playing up front.
With 20 minutes of the game left and his side two goals adrift, an
increasingly beleaguered Alan Pardew further angered a home crowd who were
turning against him, bringing Papiss Cisse on in place of Emmanuel Riviere.
Within four minutes though, howls of derision at his perceived lack of
adventure in making a like for like substitution had turned to cheers - as our
number 9 marked his first outing since April by firing home.
And the man from Senegal earned a second opportunity to show off his tribute
T-shirt to team mate and cancer sufferer Jonas Gutierrez, when netting from
close in late on, to capture what could yet to be a priceless
The threatened protests aimed at
unseating Pardew looked to have had something of a galvanising effect on his
players, who made and missed a trio of goalscoring opportunities in the
opening 10 minutes of the game.
After Gouffran and Cabella broke for Riviere to head wide and Cabella failed
to get any power into his effort, Jack Colback looked to be perfectly placed
to notch a first United goal - only for 'keeper Allan McGregor to block.
That comparatively bright opening had undermined the attempt to focus abuse on
the manager on five minutes, with louder applause commemorating the MH17
victims, continuing with an 18th minute tribute to Gutierrez and then
concluding with Hull's own 19th minute protest.
As has become the norm though, United began to lose momentum and the pace of
their game dropped to an alarming level, as energy and ideas visibly ebbed
It's important to state though that this was in no way accountable to any
external pressure on the team, who enjoyed good vocal support in the opening
stages that gradually levelled off but didn't give way to abuse (the booing
that accompanied Alan Pardew's first venture to his technical area soon
receded and he stayed there).
The second half was barely three minutes old though when the manager's cause
took a big blow,
surrendering possessionbefore Nikica
Jelavic brutally volleying a right
wing cross past
a helpless Tim Krul.
Aside for some isolated shouts directed at manager and owner in the following
minutes though, the fans stayed with the team, and encouraged them forward.
Sadly though, the next goal of the game came from Hull and looked to be
pivotal, not only to the destination of the points but also the future
direction of this club - Steve Bruce and his staff cavorting on the touchline
as Mike Ashley sat, head bowed in the Directors Box above.
The poisonous atmosphere that had been predicted by many began to ramp up at
that point, Cisse ready to make his entrance when
Mohamed Diame worked an opening to smash home from
distance via a post.
Less than five minutes later though,
had the presence of mind (finally) not to try a ludicrous shot and instead
slipped a pass
through for Cisse to fire
between McGregor and his near
post at the Gallowgate End. That moment of relief seemed to dispel thoughts of protest and the home
crowd were urging their side to greater efforts, Fabricio Coloccini attempting
a volley after a corner that was reminiscent of something from Terry
McDermott's repertoire. Maybe it was the curly hair.
And then came Cisse's late leveller after Sissoko's cross had found Gouffran
who picked out his marginally onside colleague to gleefully crash home,
the relief of the majority of the 49,119 present.
Five minutes of added time from referee Neil Swarbrick left time for a
dramatic winner and both sides had half chances, but neither could claim a
memorable victory - Cabella missing a cross from the left late very on.
If today proved one thing, it's that using the phrase "mass
hysteria" is as inapplicable as "hate mob".
The gratifying levels of support were a reminder that commitment and effort
are appreciated by the majority - and negative responses reserved for those
who fail to show similar commitment to the support.
A managerial stay of execution may well have been earned by Cisse, but it's
fair to say that the jury remains out on Pardew, regardless of placards and
Putting the Palace cup tie aside, a failure to gain points from tricky
fixtures at Stoke and Swansea will leave him deservedly back in the dock when
Leicester visit here.
Clad in a Hull City tracksuit, Hatem Ben Arfa attended but wasn't included in
the squad due to PL rules. Happily posing for photographs with fans, the
on-loan Magpie sat in an area of the Milburn Stand near the away dugout.
Neil Swarbrick - sighted twice at SJP last season, for a 0-2 loss to
Manchester City in the Capital One Cup and a 0-4 league defeat by Spurs.
Since we last played Hull in March, we've taken just nine points from a
possible 45, scored 11 and conceded 31.
And this latest failure to win a game means that United have collected maximum
points just oncein 13 games.
The misery continues for SJP watchers meanwhile, who have had just three
victories to celebrate in thirteen league and cup home games in
Tigers in Toon - all-time record:
2014/15 drew 2-2 Cisse 2 2013/14 lost 2-3 Remy 2 2008/09 lost 0-1 (FAC) 2008/09 lost 1-2 Xisco 1997/98 won 2-0 Rush, Hamilton (LC) 1990/91 lost 1-2 Clark 1989/90 won 2-0 McGhee 2 1935/36 won 4-1 Pearson, Connelly 2, Weaver 1934/35 won 6-2 Smith 2, Pearson 2, Gallantree, Wilson 1929/30 drew 1-1 Lang (FAC) 1912/13 won 3-0 Hibbert, Rutherford, Hudspeth (FAC) 1910/11 won 3-2 Shepherd 2, Veitch (FAC)
Papiss Cisse marked his return to action with the 24th and 25th Premier
League goals of his Newcastle career, on the occasion of his 75th PL game (63
NUFC PL top scorers:
Papiss Demba Cisse
Scoring two goals in 17 minutes saw United's number 9 equal his
Premier League strike total from last season - although it took him 1,383
minutes to achieve that.
And it's the first time since his memorable double salvo at Chelsea in May
2012 that Cisse has netted more than once in a game for Newcastle.
"It was a tough day. But I tried to approach the day as a normal
working day. I have been a manager for a number of years and I tried to focus
my mind on the game.
"It was very difficult when the ball kept coming to me and they
were jeering me, but other than that, I managed to do that.
"I have to say thank you to them for that because big sections of
our fans more or less took a neutral position today.
"I donít expect them to have been supporting me or in any way
wanting to cheer for me personally, but I think they just took a view of
loving their football club and just seeing what happened today, and I think we
did enough on the pitch to win a few friends today.
"I think our fans are realistic Ė they know the top six is beyond
us. We canít compete with those clubs at the moment.
"But we should be competing for seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth,
eleventh, we have proven that we can do that in the past.
"We are well short of it at the moment and I am not going to jump
up and down here for a 2-2 draw at home to Hull, but itís a stepping stone
to that area where this club needs to be.
have to say 80 percent of the crowd today were terrific for me. They took a
view of 'let's see what happens' and that's how fair they can be.
"We do have some fans who are a
little bit more radical than that, and they wanted to make their noise and
presence felt, and you have to accept that as a manager.
"Itís not lost on me that I get accused of being arrogant, but Iím
also a proud man to be manager of this football club and Iím going to fight
to keep it. My team need to reflect that and I think they did today.
"Weíve had to climb a mountain. The players were magnificent for
me, I have to thank them. It just goes to show, with Papiss Cisseís
celebration, football can bring you together.
"Iím conscious of not making excuses because Iíve been accused
of making excuses - I just want to do defend the team - but we were really
good at times today and hopefully the fans can digest that.
"Ironically, one or two people clapped me as I walked out! and I
thanked those couple of fans Ė it was only two.
"We need to win every game that we can at the moment to release
some pressure. I want to thank the players because I wouldnít have liked to
have played in that game.
"Football is a horrible game at times - I thought we deserved to
actually be leading the game at the time. Jack Colback should have
cleared it, and a great hit from Jelavic and we are 1-0 down.
"But I have talked to the players this week about the Southampton
game, and the biggest disappointment from the Southampton game was our
reaction to goals, the fact that we looked like we lost our spirit - you get
that from time to time in a season.
"But it was really bad timing for us after not winning a game and
it was important that our senior players stood up today.
"Cheick Tiote and Colo in particular, I thought, really drove us on
at 2-0 down and they were big, big key players in that turn-around.
He (Cisse) shouldnít have played today, really.
"My medical staff didnít agree that he should be included today
Ė I think he has trained five days. But when you are experienced Ė myself
and John (Carver) looked at each other on Thursday, I think it was, and
your eye tells you sometimes that the player is fresh, heís bright.
"Of course heís not ready for 90 minutes, but he knows how to
carry the jersey.Thatís why I feel some sympathy today for Manu
Riviere, because Riviere has had to carry the shirt and heís not ready to
carry that shirt yet full-time.
"Itís a shirt that is heavy, that number nine shirt and I think
he has seen an example from Papiss to take that chance, to make that little
movement in the box.
"Manu will learn from that, and it gives me the opportunity with
Papiss coming back to fitness to rest Manu and for him to understand what it
is to play at a big club like this.
"Heís only 24, Riviere, and really and truly, we have had too
much responsibility on him.
"Sometimes in desperate situations, which Jonasí Gutierrez
illness is, in a way for a professional footballer, it can bond you together.
"We all felt for Jonas this week announcing it Ė me and Colo
obviously have known for a long time, and it was great that Papiss honoured
"Itís something that in a strange way can bring players together.
"I felt that for all the reporting we had to put up with this week,
and in the week before the Southampton game, some of it was really, really
unfair and I said to the players, ĎYou canít moan about it because we have
brought it on ourselves, We set ourselves up at Southampton for this sort of
criticism and you are going to have to learn to take it.
"Now, there are two things: you either canít handle it Ė then
donít play for this football club; or you handle it, and I think they proved
that today in very, very difficult circumstances.
"Trust me, I have played as a footballer and not at a stadium as full as
this, but with that same negativity level at Crystal Palace and at other
clubs, at Charlton at times, and itís very, very difficult.
"The players came through that today. They came through all the
criticism of how bad they were at Southampton plus the negativity of today,
and that will stand them in good stead to be Newcastle players."
On criticism from BBC pundit Robbie Savage (who called him a 'broken
"I thought that article was not right and we've had a lot of press
like that. He said I was a broken man and I was far from that this week.
Sometimes there's some really unfair things. I've tried to carry the job with
dignity and be honest and sometimes it's nice if professionals in the game
Sometimes it's also important to know we're trying to do an honest job. It's
not just about me, it's about my staff who come in every day and want to make
this team better.
"It's something I feel very strongly about defending and that's an
example of which I thought was wrong."
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
Latest Premier League results:
Sat 20.09.2014: QPR 2-2 Stoke City
Aston Villa 0-3 Arsenal
Burnley 0-0 mackems
Swansea City 0-1 Southampton
West Ham 3-1 Liverpool
Sun 21.09.2014: Leicester City 5-3 Manchester United
Spurs 0-1 West Bromwich Albion
Everton 2-3 Crystal Palace
Manchester City 1-1 Chelsea
art: SJP giveaway
one iconic aerial photo of St. James' Park unadorned by commercial
branding....and cut it up into four pieces. That's the slightly unlikely premise of a Tyneside-based company who
have produced this stunning glass effect
acrylic wall art image of the
stadium in full colour.
Each A4-sized quarter has
polished edges, doesn't
require framing and is supplied with wall
mounting. In addition to the
four-piece edition pictured above, the same SJP image is also available in a
single piece A3 size edition.
These unique items will be on sale
soon via NUFC.com, but while final preparations are made, we've got one of
each to give away in a free-to-enter competition.
be in with a chance of winning one, email
us herewith your answer to this question:
Known as the East Stand since opening for business back in 1973, what
was the standing terrace that previously occupied that side of St. James' Park
usually known as?
date is Wed Sep 24th @ 8pm, subject is: SJP. No purchase
necessary, no age restriction and entries welcome from anywhere in the world,
although free prize delivery is restricted to UK addresses only.
Those choosing their own subject line will be disqualified (except for the
ongoing HM Forces email restriction).
It's now just one point from a
possible 15 for Dave Watson's U18s, as they proved unable to replicate
victories on their last two visits to Rockcliffe Park.
The winning goal game during the second half, when Junior Mondal set up Alex
Pattison to fire home, with Boro also striking the woodwork late on.
United visit Selhurst Park for a Capital
One Third Round tie against Crystal Palace this coming Wednesday night.
Kick-off is at 8pm and as usual in this competition, the tie must conclude on the night - via
extra time and penalty kicks if required.
The Fourth Round draw will take place live on Sky Sports on Wednesday night,
following their coverage of the Spurs v Nottingham Forest tie.
Tickets remain on sale to NUFC ST holders and members, with Newcastle fans in
blocks R, S and T of the Arthur Wait Stand. Due to lack of demand, Palace
haven't yet sold any seats to home fans in the rest of that stand.
After a 610 mile round trip to Gillingham in the last round, this adds another
595 miles for those on the road from Tyneside - and to make matters
worse, the league visit to Palace next February is also on a midweek night.
Squad: Davide Santon, Siem De Jong and Rolando Aarons are all missing
through injury, while Ryan Taylor is back in training but
Paddy Power match betting will appear online here
Eagles must play a trio of matches in just seven days, travelling to Everton
on Sunday before entertaining Leicester City on Saturday week.
By contrast, United will face a manageable three games in a ten day period,
facing Hull City at home on Saturday and Stoke City away on Monday week. Referee:
Robert Madley (West Yorkshire) whistler who made his bow in the Premier
League during the 2013/14 season but has never previously taken charge of any
competitive senior fixture involving United.
Travel: no scheduled disruptions
UK TV: None
- highlights on BBC1 @ 11.05pm
Overseas TV: None
UK Radio: None
NE Radio: Live commentary on BBC Newcastle
If you're looking for positives, United will go to Selhurst in search of a fifth
successive win over Palace there. Less comfortingly though, we've lost 17
of our 26 League Cup ties against fellow Premier League sides since 1993 and
won only one of the last eight (Chelsea away in 2010).
We've faced Alan Pardew's former club six times in the FA Cup (all at SJP,
with Newcastle winning five and losing one) but this is the first-ever League
However, Selhurst Park itself has hosted a tie in this competition involving
United, when temporary tenants Wimbledon defeated us 1-2 in a Third Round in
Magpies v Eagles @ Selhurst - all time:
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
Cup Third Round:
Tue 23.09.2014: Arsenal
Cardiff City v Bournemouth
Derby County v Reading
Fulham v Doncaster Rovers
Leyton Orient v Sheffield United
Liverpool v Middlesbrough Sky
MK Dons v Bradford City
Shrewsbury Town v Norwich City
mackems v Stoke City
Swansea City v Everton
Wed 24.09.2014: Burton Albion v Brighton & Hove Albion
Chelsea v Bolton Wanderers
Crystal Palace v Newcastle United
Manchester City v Sheffield Wednesday
Spurs v Nottingham Forest Sky
West Bromwich Albion v Hull City
lads: The borrowers
Magpies currently on temporary assignment
Jamaal Lascelles, Karl Darlow (Nottingham Forest)
Saturday saw Stuart Pearce's
side play out a scoreless draw at Millwall
Championship. Darlow kept a clean sheet
while Lascelles wasn't called off the bench.
Next game:Spurs (a)
Capital One Cup, Wednesday.
Freddie Woodman (Hartlepool United)
The young goalkeeper watched
from the bench as 'Pools were beaten 0-2 by Plymouth Argyle
at Home Park in
League Two on Saturday.
Next game:Carlisle United (h) Saturday.
Sylvain Marveaux (Guingamp)
The winger played 72 minutes of a 0-1 loss away to Monaco in Ligue 1 on
Next game: Metz (h) Ligue 1, Wednesday.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (AS Roma) A 2-0 home victory over Cagliari on Sunday saw the defender make his
Serie A bow, completing the full 90 minutes as his side went to the top of the
Next game: Parma (a) Serie A, Wednesday.
Hatem Ben Arfa (Hull City)
Next game: West Bromwich Albion (a) Capital One Cup, Wednesday.
Third (fourth) kit
As seen in the official 2014/15 Premier League
handbook some weeks ago, Newcastle have now belatedly supplied details of the
third kit, which is now on sale and will be worn away at Stoke
City on Monday week.
In their launch blurb, they claim that the design was chosen in conjunction
with the fans forum last season, although that's disputed.
It's yet to be confirmed whether a red, white and blue kit was among discarded
(this is confusingly the fourth kit to be revealed, but the third to go on
sale, with the predominantly white one worn against Real Sociedad in August
available to buy nearer Christmas)
Contrary to reports that the loan deal that took Hatem
Ben Arfa to Hull City on transfer deadline day contained no recall
provision, it's now emerged that the player and the two clubs all have
provision to end the agreement.
Given the poor standing of the player in the Newcastle dressing room though,
it's difficult to envisage seeing Hatem again in a black and white shirt -
regardless of whether Alan Pardew remains in post or
Internationals: Freddie called up
Currently on loan at League Two side Hartlepool United, Newcastle reserve
goalkeeper Freddie Woodman has been drafted into the England U18 squad
following the withdrawal of another player.
Woodman is one of two custodians in the selection for a friendly match against
Italy on Wednesday afternoon in the Adriatic coastal town of Caorle.
apologise following fan abuse
Club statement, Thursday:
Newcastle United received a number of complaints from supporters regarding the
conduct of its coaching staff during and after the defeat to Southampton on
Saturday, 13th September.
This matter has now been dealt with internally.
Following the conclusion of the Club's enquiries, assistant manager John
Carver, said: "My sole focus on Saturday, as it always is, was on trying
to gain three points for Newcastle United and preparing the players to the
best of my ability.
"This included keeping them focused on their roles and duties in the
upcoming 90 minutes.
"In the warm-up, I was disappointed to see banners that could, in my
opinion, distract the players and take focus away from the job in hand -
namely winning the match.
"I went over to our fans to ask them to help us and requested that they
take the banners down. The vast majority of supporters back the team through
thick and thin and I am very proud to be one of them.
"I was met with abuse from one supporter and I regret that I responded
inappropriately. I sincerely apologise for any offence caused by my reaction.
"Every fan is entitled to an opinion, positive or negative, and I respect
that. I hope fans will understand that I, like them, only wanted what was best
for the team.
"I am proud to work for my home town club and would ask every supporter
to back the players and all staff, as they really can make a difference."
Goalkeeping coach Andy Woodman, said: "I am very sorry for the
ill-advised comment I posted privately on Twitter on Sunday morning, which was
subsequently made public.
"It was never my intention, of course, for my response to enter the
"My response was a reaction to significant personal abuse I received from
a number of fans which I felt exceeded that which was fair and balanced.
"That said, I understand my response was unacceptable and I regret my
actions and apologise for any offence caused."
Thanks for that lads, that leaves just the apologies to come from the
manager and the players for their own insulting performances at St.
Update: further details from the Gutierrez TV interview reveal that the
initial diagnosis of his testicular cancer came a scan that he underwent after
suffering an injury during the home game against Arsenal in May 2013.
After having the affected testicle removed in Argentina, during October, Jonas
returned to Newcastle and played one reserve game in December before joining
Norwich City on loan, making four appearances in as many
Five months on from the surgery, a check up revealed traces of cancer had
returned and at that point he was prescribed a course of chemotherapy, during
which he lost his trademark flowing locks.
Putting together the above into a timeline does raise a number of questions,
in particular the short interval between surgery and returning to playing,
plus what medical checks were carried out before joining Norwich.
And finally, was including Jonas in Newcastle's 25 man Premier League squad
this season a confidence booster for him or indicative of a possible playing
24 hours after the player made his announcement, NUFC released their own
Newcastle United can confirm that winger Jonas Gutierrez is continuing to
receive treatment in Argentina after being diagnosed with testicular cancer.
The Club has been aware of Jonas' condition for some time but has respected
his wish for privacy as he undergoes treatment with his friends and family
Newcastle United managing director, Lee Charnley, said: "We have and will
continue to offer Jonas our full support.
"We thank our fans for their kind messages of support for Jonas and the
thoughts and best wishes of everyone connected to Newcastle United are with
him at this time."
The club kindly requests that Jonas'
privacy is respected ahead of further enquiries.
Tuesday evening saw the publication of quotes from Jonas Gutierrez
given to a TV station in his native Argentina,
confirming why he's not featured in the Newcastle squad this season:
"When I confirmed that I had cancer I went home crying. This was the most
difficult game I had to play.
"I detected a tumour in a testicle. I
came here and I assumed the costs, despite having a contract with Newcastle.
"Money is not important. What is
important is health and I had to start chemotherapy. It was hard to find my
hair falling out. I did not want to cut it. I wanted to hold on.
"Fighting cancer makes the rest of
the problems are insignificant. I decided to tell my story because maybe is
will help people who have cancer."
"I removed the left testicle. I
returned to England and Newcastle told me to leave."
Following John Gibson's appearance in Wallsend
last Friday, he's
hosting a similar event at Northern League club Dunston UTSthis Thursday,
Appearing with John will be Malcolm Macdonald and the event gets underway at
7pm. Tickets are £5 including a pie and pea supper, available from the
clubhouse or by calling 0191 493 2935. All proceeds go to the club.
The event is part of John's promotion of his new book, "The Gibbo
Files", available for £9.99 from local booksellers including The Back
Page on St. Andrews Street.
boy: Shola spotted
While his old team were sinking without trace at Southampton, Shola Ameobi made
a competitive debut for Gaziantep in the second tier of Turkish football.
Wearing his familiar number 23 shirt, Ameobi (pictured above in the all white
strip) completed all 90 minutes of a 0-0 draw away to Kayserispor, collecting
a booking within three minutes of the opening whistle.
Shola's debut had been delayed a week due to serving a suspension following
the red card that curtailed his final appearance for Newcastle last season, at
PS: Friday saw Shola net his first goal in Turkish football, converting a
penalty in a 1-1 draw against Adanaspor.
Fanzine: Tablets of Toon
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Update: signed KK boot/photo montage now also on sale.
Wednesday saw United confirm further reciprocal pricing deals with two Premier
League sides - and announce a discount on ticket prices for a third away day.
Following on from agreements reached with Southampton and Stoke City,
travelling fans will now pay less for the games with Swansea City and Everton,
while the visit to Spurs will also be subject to a price restriction.
Swansea City: £25 adults, £12.50 concessions
(this still represents a price increase on 2013/14 when adults were charged
£20, but better than the £35 that Toon fans had to fork out in the two
Everton: £20 adults, £10 concessions
(that's a rather more real world price to occupy a 19th century hovel with
awful sightlines than the £33 last season and the £39 in 2012/13)
Spurs away: NUFC will subsidise their support for the visit to White
Hart Lane from the away fans fund:
(for clarity, the reciprocal rates apply to away fans attending each game
against that side and reaching an agreement of this type allows the home club
to offer discounted tickets to home fans without any fear of sanction for
flouting parallel pricing guidelines).
On the opening day of ticket sales, they officially commence at 10am.
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. NB: for the
pre-season games listed below, two tickets per member number can be bought.
Ongoing: Toon Times exhibition @
Discovery Museum, Blandford
Square, Newcastle NE1 4JA. Free entry. (runs until 05.10.2014)
Mon 22.09.2014 U21s v Arsenal (a) @ Meadow Park, Boreham Wood, 7pm. U21
Note new date.
Wed 24.09.2014 Crystal Palace (a) @ Selhurst Park, 8pm.
Capital One Cup Third Round. ST holder sale now ended.
U18s v Liverpool (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League. Mon 29.09.2014 Stoke City (a) @ Britannia Stadium, 8pm. Premier
League. Member sale now. £20 adults,
£5 OAPs, U17s. Live on Sky Sports.
Wed 01.10.2014 U21s v Heaton Stannington (a)
@ Grounsell Park, 7pm Friendly.
U18s v Derby County (h) @ Little Benton,
1pm. U18 Premier League. Sat 04.10.2014 Swansea City (a) @ Liberty Stadium, 3pm. Premier
sale now. £25 adults, £12.50 Over 60s, U16s, NUS.
U18s v Manchester City (a) @ Platt
Lane, 1pm. U18 Premier League.
U18s v Everton (h) @ Little
Benton, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Sat 18.10.2014 Leicester City (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier
League. Ticket details awaited.
Mon 20.10.2014 U21s v Brighton (h) @ Whitley Park,
U18s v Blackburn Rovers (a) @
Brockhall, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Sun 26.10.2014 Spurs (a) @ White Hart Lane, 1.30pm. Premier
League. ST holder sale now (zero points), members sale
from Tue 23.09.2014 (if any). Upper tier: £31, £14 over 65s, £12 U16s. Lower
tier: £27, £11 over 65s, £9 U16s.
Mon 27.10.2014 U21s v Middlesbrough (a) @ Victoria Park, Hartlepool 7pm. U21
U18s v Wolves (h) @ Little
Benton, 1pm. U18 Premier League.
Sat 01.11.2014 Liverpool (h) @ SJP, 12.45pm. Premier
League. Ticket details awaited.
Live on BT Sport.
Mon 03.11.2014 U21s v Aston Villa (a)
@ SJP 7pm. U21
Cup Round Dates:
3rd Round w/c 22.09.2014 4th Round w/c 27.10.2014 QF w/c 01.12.2014 SF(1L) w/c 05.01.2015 SF(2L) w/c 19.01.2015 Final Sun 01.03.2015
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 Round Dates:
3rd Round by 20.12.2014 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 Dates:
Round of 32: no later than 08.12.2014 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 1st
06.10.2014 Team Northumbria
v Bedlington 07.10.2014 Alnwick Town v Heaton Stan 08.10.2014 Morpeth Town v North Shields 08.10.2014 Newcastle Benfield v WA Celtic
(The four winners of those ties
then go into the Second Round draw with Ashington, Blyth Spartans, NUFC and
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:
Stoke City (a) 8pm
Sun 09.11.2014 West Brom (a) 1.30pm
NUFC Live on BT Sport:
Liverpool (h) 12.45pm
FC are offering a £5 saving on Conference Premier League
home games for NUFC season ticket holders this season.
On production of their current ST card, fans pay just £10 for adult
admission to the Tyne and wear Stand - a saving of £5.
(all 3pm KOunless specified):
Sat 27.09.2014 Aldershot Town Sat 04.10.2014 Braintree Town Tue 07.10.2014 Alfreton Town (7.45pm)
Sat 18.10.2014 Barnet
A similar scheme is also in operation at Northern Premier League side Darlington
1883, where NUFC season ticket holders can gain entry to league games for £6.
(all 3pm KOunless specified):
Wed 01.10 2014 Harrogate RA (7.45pm) Sat 04.10.2014 Padiham Wed 15.10.2014 Ossett Albion (7.45pm) Sat 25.10.2014 Burscough
(NB: home games are staged at Bishop Auckland FC's Heritage Park home)
League Magic Weekend @ SJP:
The 12 team event takes place on 30.05.2015 and 31.05.2015, with three games at
SJP each day.
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
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The way international matches are scheduled is changing, as UEFA confirm:
The Week of Football means matches 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?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
On This Day in History
Born Or Died:
1878 Peter McWilliam
born, Inveravon, Scotland. (1902-11)
Left half acquired from Inverness Thistle,
who appeared for United during their Edwardian run
of success, winning Division One titles in 1905,
1906 & 1908.
FA Cup Final appearances in 1905, 1906, 1908 and
1910 also followed - although he earned a winners
medal only at the fourth attempt, against Barnsley.
Peter received his first Scotland cap in 1905,
captaining his country on the occasion of his
eighth and final appearance six years later.
A knee ligament injury curtailed his playing
career in 1911 and a year later he was appointed
as the manager of Tottenham, where he remained in
post for fifteen years.
Later taking over at Middlesbrough, Peter was to
return for a second stint in charge of Spurs - via
a spell as chief scout of their North London
Retiring in 1942, McWilliam settled in Redcar and passed
away in 1951.
1933 Dave Smith
born, Dundee, Scotland. (1968-71)
As a player, Dave appeared for Burnley, Brighton and Bristol City before opting
to pursue a career in coaching.
His first appointment took him to Libya, before a
rather less exotic stint at Sheffield Wednesday
led to Smith's arrival at SJP in June 1967, assisting manager Joe
Dave coached United during their
victorious Fairs Cup
run of 1969/69 and is pictured above with the trophy.
Leaving SJP to become reserve team boss at
Arsenal, he sampled management for the first
time in 1974 with Mansfield Town and led the Stags
to successive promotions.
Later postings at Southend United and Plymouth
also saw him secure promotions before he was
persuaded to take over at his hometown club Dundee
That didn't work out though and within a year Dave
had returned to England as boss of Torquay United
for a three year spell.
He then established youth football training
schools in the Plymouth area and in a nod to what
he acknowledges to be the highlight of his career, called the honours he hands out
to top students, "Magpie Awards."
1936 Robert Whitehead
Right back who joined United from
Fatfield in December 1954 but had to wait for a
senior debut until September 1957, deputising for
Dick Keith in a 2-0 win at Burnley.
Not called upon again for over a year, Bobby made
occasional first team starts thereafter but played
mostly at reserve level, save for a run of games in the 1959/60
Going on loan to Cambridge City during the 1960/61
season, Whitehead moved on to Darlington for £600
in August 1962.
Retiring due to injury in 1964, he later lived in
his native Northumberland.
1957 Steve Carney
Defender who began
his career at Dudley Juniors, having trials for
West Bromwich Albion before joining North Shields
Moving on to Blyth Spartans two years later, Steve
featured in their memorable FA Cup run in
the 1977/78 season, scoring a
vital goal at Stoke City in Fourth Round.
Sent off at Wrexham in the next round, Carney was
available for the replay and played in the defeat
on a memorable night at a sold-out St.James' Park.
Steve later followed fellow
Spartan Alan Shoulder to United, signing for £1,000
in October 1979 and debuting in a 2-0 home win over Fulham
two months later.
His uncompromising tackling became a feature of
his regular first team displays at both full back
and central defence, with occasional forays into
Part of the 1983/84 promotion-winning side,
Carney marked Newcastle's return to the top flight
with his only senior goal for the club in an opening day
win at Leicester City.
However he soon lost his place in the side and was
loaned to Carlisle United before joining
Darlington in July 1985, following his release by
Following spells at Rochdale and Hartlepool United
Steve returned to Croft Park in 1987 via Tow Law
Town, serving Blyth well for a further four years.
Involved with the family babywear clothing
business, Carney turned down the chance o manage
Blyth, but did later assist his brother Rob at
Newcastle Blue Star.
Later entering the property trade, Steve returned
to SJP in 2003 as he and the other boys of 1978 were
presented to the crowd.
Diagnosed with pancreatic
cancer, he died in May 2013 at the tragically
early age of 55.
1894 Notts County (h)
Division Two Thompson, Willis
3,000 Local lad Dick Hedley (parents can be cruel) got
his first run out, at outside right.
1900 West Bromwich
Division One Peddie
1906 Woolwich Arsenal
Division One Kyle 2
1923 Cardiff City (h)
Division One McDonald
1928 Leicester City
Division One Hudspeth
1934 Plymouth Argyle
Division Two Boyd, Leach, Smith
13,404 A debut goal for centre forward Jack Smith, whose
goalscoring record of 73 goals in 112 senior appearances
is often overshadowed by memories of the Gallacher and
Milburn eras before and after.
1934 While Jack
Smith was beginning his league career for United,
favourite Hughie Gallacher was appearing at Roker Park for
his latest club Derby County.
In a stormy encounter watched by
30,000, Derby triumphed 4-1 thanks to a Jack Bowers
treble. Gallacher was dismissed shortly after half time.
1945 Stoke City (h)
Wartime Hair, Wayman,
Stubbins 5, Clifton 2
46,349 Albert Stubbins added another five goals to what would
become a fearsome total of 231 strikes in wartime football
for the Magpies.
1956 Burnley (h)
Division One Keeble
1962 Norwich City (h)
Division Two Fell (pen), Thomas
League Cup 2nd Round Bennett, Iley Hilley (79)
Watson, Beesley, Conmy 2
16,132 The Posh recorded their first ever win in this
competition after five successive exits at the first
time of asking.
1973 Coventry City (a)
Division One Tudor, Macdonald
1976 Stoke City (h)
League Cup 3rd Round T.Craig(pen), Burns, Nattrass
27,143 This win over the Potters was followed by a trip to Manchester United
in the next round - a tie
we'd infamously lose 2-7....
Division Two Shoulder(79pen)
27,904 The breakthrough came when a push on John Brownlie by Joey Jones was punished with a
spot kick that Alan Shoulder converted (his sixth penalty of
the season), to put us on top of
Queens Park Rangers (a)
Division One McDonald(3),
14,234 Wow. 4-0 up at half time,
United were lucky to hang on
for a point as they capitulated in the last quarter of a
Kenny Wharton scored at both ends while England manager
Bobby Robson was present and noted the form of Chris Waddle on
the Loftus Road plastic. Youtube
footage is online here
1990 West Ham United
Division Two McGhee
25,462 The points were shared on Tyneside against a side who
went on to finish second and return to the top flight at
the second time of asking.
1992 Robert Lee
signed for a fee of £700,000 from Charlton Athletic,
after rejecting overtures from his former manager Lennie
Lawrence, then in charge at Middlesbrough. Keegan
reportedly persuaded Rob that Newcastle was nearer London
1993 Notts County (h)
League Cup 2nd Round
1st Leg Cole(30,54,63), Bracewell(72)
25,887 The Pies took an early lead when Pavel Srnicek fumbled an
indirect free kick from Mark Draper into his own net, but
this inspired United and Andy Cole in particular, against his
home town team.
1997 The reserves
won 1-0 away at Wigan's Spingfield Park, thanks to a late winner
from David Eatock (a striker acquired from nearby
non-league side Chorley).
line-up were on-trial duo Massimo Oddo from AC Milan and
Australian Carlos Gonzales from Sydney United.
The Italian defender wasn't retained - but would go on to
win 34 caps for his country and a World Cup winners medal
in 2006 - while the Aussie would soon
retreat back down under in a huff.
2003 Michael Chopra got the vital goal
that beat Manchester City's Reserves 1-0 at Hyde United's Ewen Fields.
Chops struck two minutes into the second half, lashing the ball in off
the bar in front of the watching City boss Kevin Keegan. NUFC.com match report
Celestine Babayaro accepted a charge violent conduct
from the FA over an incident with Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt at
Anfield two days previous.
Referee Mark Halsey failed to see anything untoward during the game, but video
evidence subsequently showed the Nigerian
striking the Dutchman in the face while the pair jostled in advance of a
first half corner.
Babayaro was banned for
three games, but the chances of him making that many
appearances in succession without developing some sort of 'injury' were pretty
2008 The Reserves lost 0-3 at home to
Sheffield United's second string. Tormentor-in-chief for
the Blades was former Magpie Keith Gillespie, who scored twice and
eclipsed a young
toon side that included reserve debutant Brad Inman.
NUFC.com match report
Peterborough United (a) 0-2 (0-2)
Carling Cup Third Round
Chris Hughton opted to field a weakened side at London
Road, making ten changes and
handing debuts to defensive duo Ben Tozer and James
With Haris Vuckic and Ryan Donaldson also making their
first senior starts, the Magpies struggled and were
deservedly two behind at half time.
Inexplicably, Hughton left on Danny Guthrie - who had
already been booked - and then made a triple substitution
on the hour, bringing on messrs Nolan, Geremi and
Guthrie was then sent off and with Joey Barton unfit,
the bizarre triple switch thankfully didn't result in
any injuries to our depleted resources.
NUFC.com match report
Carling Cup Third Round Ranger(27), R.Taylor(32), Ameobi(49,90) Van Aanholt(6),
Anelka(70,87pen) Shola Ameobi headed home a last minute winner to cap an incredible night, as United dumped Chelsea out of the Carling Cup
and ended a winless run at Stamford Bridge stretching back to
Ex-Magpies loan defender Patrick Van Aanholt had given
his side an early lead on a night when
36 year-old Sol Campbell made a first team debut.
NUFC.com match report
2013 The mackems sacked
slack-jawed, trouser-dirtier Paolo Di Canio.
Reacting to the news on twitter,
former Mag, Joey Barton said:
"Di Canio said to be devastated on having to leave the cultural utopia
that is 5under1and to go back home to Rome..."