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The Never-Ending Tour
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NUFC.com in 2017/18:
Southampton (a) Public sale now
Crystal Palace (h) Member sale now
Burnley (a) ST holder sale now 50
Following a competitive debut in Tuesday's League Cup defeat at Bournemouth,
Newcastle's Tim Krul has now converted his season-long loan deal at
Brighton into a permanent move.
The Dutch international goalkeeper is out of contract at SJP next summer and
has now put pen to paper on a 12 month deal with the Sussex club.
That means that he's now free to face United in the Premier League on Sunday, should he be selected.
No explanation has been forthcoming as to the precise timing of this move -
and why it couldn't have been concluded after Sunday's game.
The next talk-in guest at NINE Bar is ex-Newcastle United midfielder Terry
McDermott, who will be in attendance on Thursday night (Sep
Tickets are £5 or £15 for VIP entry and can be purchased from the venue or
via 0191 201 8688.
PS: Advance notice of a couple of other events:
Gavin Peacock returns to the region on Monday October 9th when
he'll be at NINE Bar to help raise funds for the Newcastle United Food
Different packages are available from £30 to £55 online
Bob Moncur will be helping to raise funds for Whitley Bay Football Club
on Thursday October 26th at the Seahorse Bar adjacent to
Tickets including a hot buffet cost £10 and on sale now from the
Tim Krul (Brighton)
24 hours before his move to the Seagulls was made permanent, Tim debuted in Tuesday's
League Cup visit to Bournemouth. He conceded the only goal of the tie in 30
minutes of extra time as the Cherries won 1-0.
Adam Armstrong (Bolton Wanderers)
Also knocked out the competition on Tuesday were Bolton, beaten 0-3 at West
Ham. Adam came off the bench with 10 minutes remaining, at which point the
Championship's bottom side were trailing 0-2.
Toney (Wigan Athletic)
A 1-0 home win over Northampton Town on Tuesday night saw the Latics climb to
second in League Two - Ivan arriving as a 74th minute substitute against his
Next up for the reigning Belgian champions is a Cup tie away to second tier
Westerlo on Wednesday.
Achraf Lazaar (Benevento)
It's now five Serie A games played this season and five defeats for the
promoted side, whose latest reverse came on Wednesday when they were
pummeled 0-4 at home by AS Roma.
Achraaf kept his place in the side after Sunday's 0-6 drubbing by Napoli and
was withdrawn just after the hour mark with his side three goals
Alex Gilliead (Bradford City)
Northampton Town (a) League One, Saturday.
Sean Longstaff (Blackpool)
Bristol Rovers (a) League One, Saturday.
Callum Williams (Gateshead)
Maidstone United (a) National League, Saturday.
Stuart Findlay (Kilmarnock)
Dundee (h) Scottish Premiership, Saturday.
third successive Sunday away game of the season takes them on a 692 mile round
trip to the South Coast for a 4pm kick-off, live on Sky
have sold their full 2,500 ticket allocation for this visit to the Amex
Matchday betting is here
Coral price a Magpies victory @ 9/5
and a repeat of our only previous success at the Amex
comes in @ 10/1.
Jamaal Lascelles to score the last goal in the game for the
third successive weekend gets you 22/1.
Coral's new punter offer now includes £30 in free
football bets for a £10 initial stake online
Aleksandar Mitrovic serves the last of his three match ban and Paul Dummett remains
After five Premier League fixtures, Matt Ritchie and Isaac Hayden both have
three bookings - which means that they are two away from an automatic one game
suspension. In order to avoid that fate, they can be booked just once more
between now and December's visit to Arsenal.
Beram Kayal and Steve Sidwell are out, while Glenn Murray
and Izzy Brown are both doubtful.
Following the completion of a permanent move, Tim Krul is eligible to play for Brighton against
Albion's maiden Premier League campaign has seen them endure back to
back 0-2 losses (at home to Manchester City and at Leicester), draw 0-0 at
Watford and beat West Brom 3-1 at the Amex.
Friday night saw them lose 1-2 at Bournemouth and there was quick return there
in the League Cup on Tuesday, exiting the competition 1-0 in extra time.
That second visit to Dean Court saw Chris Hughton refashion his team, making
Referee: Andre Marriner - a quick return to Magpies action
for the West Midlander, who took charge of our opening weekend home defeat by
Spurs - correctly dismissing Jonjo Shelvey for his utter stupidity.
Marriner's contributions varied
across the 2015/16 season: red carding Aleksandar Mitrovic in a 0-1 home
defeat by Arsenal, returning for our 2-0 win over Liverpool and then reffing
two away games: a 1-2 loss at Watford and the 2-2 draw at Anfield.
UK TV: Live
on Sky Sports.
If you aren't travelling to Sussex, The Ware Rooms
on Carliol Square in Newcastle have
the game on their big screen TVs with various food and drink promotions.
pints are half price during
The Ware Rooms are at 17
Carliol Square NE1 6UQ - 5 minutes walk from both Monument and Manors Metro.
TV: To follow
Radio: Live on BBC Radio 5 Live Sport
Local Radio: Live on BBC Radio Newcastle
Travel 1: If your journey involves using the Metro, be aware that
there's no service between Shiremoor and South Gosforth on Saturday or Sunday.
The usual service 900 replacement bus calls at all stations.
Travel 2: Albion's travel advice is online
here with details of free matchday travel for ticketholders - including
Travel 3: Buses will replace trains all day between Brighton and
The Magpies will be bidding to win successive away
games in the Premier League for the first time since November 2014
when good ol' Pards presided over our 2-1 win at Spurs and 2-0 success at
Competitive visits to the Seagulls - all
2016/17 won 2-1 Diame, Perez
2012/13 lost 0-2 (FAC)
2011/12 lost 0-1 (FAC)
1991/92 drew 2-2 G.Peacock, Kelly
1990/91 lost 2-4 Quinn, Brock
1989/90 won 3-0 Quinn 3
1983/84 won 1-0 Waddle
1982/83 drew 1-1 McDermott (FAC)
1978/79 lost 0-2
1961/62 won 4-0 Allchurch, Thomas,
Premier League fixtures:
West Ham v Spurs (12.30pm) Sky
Burnley v Huddersfield Town (3pm)
Everton v Bournemouth (3pm)
Manchester City v Crystal Palace (3pm)
Southampton v Manchester United (3pm)
Stoke City v Chelsea (3pm)
Swansea City v Watford (3pm)
Leicester City v Liverpool (5.30pm) BT
Brighton v Newcastle (4pm) Sky
Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion (8pm) Sky
even - just
Brighton & HA U23s 0 Newcastle U23s 0
report is online here
Head for heights!
Newcastle 2 Stoke
The nights are cutting in again - high time for some fine bespoke headwear to
keep the cold out.
The Tyneside-based Spirit of 69 are now punting their wares under the label of
Football Bobbles here
and have restocked their popular Shearer bobble hat.
These can be ordered here
or if you feel lucky, we have one up
for grabs in a free-to-enter giveaway.
We just need you to identify this ex-Magpie, whose eight competitive senior
NUFC appearances between 2004 and 2006 came in the same side as Wor Al.
Email answer to
email@example.com (subject: Hat).
date is Monday September 25th @ 7pm - one entry per person please.
Entries welcome from across the planet.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the recent MJS promotion to win a
2017/18 replica NUFC shirt signed by Rafa Benitez - the winner was
randomly selected as Steve Blair from Cramlington.
PS: Newcastle's recent good run has prompted some unexpected
generosity from MJS - who are upping their NUFC.com reader discount on iPad &
iPhone repairs to 20% for the rest of September.
Newcastle U18s 2 Brighton U18s 3
youngsters began their U18 Premier League Cup group stage campaign with defeat
at a damp Whitley Park on Saturday morning.
Trailing 0-2 just before the half hour, Dave Watson's side did reduce the
arrears through Oisin McEntee, only for Albion to restore a goal
advantage midway through the second period.
And although substitute Thomas Cole made it 2-3 moments from full time,
the black and whites were unable to force an equaliser in five added
The visitors twice profited from slack defending to forge ahead, Danny Cashman
shooting past Nathan Harker after just four minutes.
Striker Cashman then repeated the feat in the 27th minute, at which point
Newcastle were yet to mount their first attack of the contest.
That did bring about a goal when it came though, Adam Wilson's corner nodded
back across goal for Irish youngster McEntee to force in from close range.
A livelier second half display by United saw them strike the crossbar and have
an effort cleared off the line - although Elias Sorensen paid the price in the
latter move for choosing precision rather than power.
Brighton had hit the woodwork when a Columbus Ibeh effort was deflected off a
defender, re-establishing their two goal lead on 68 minutes as Cashman nipped
in to complete his hat-trick from point-blank range - their third goal from
just four efforts on target.
That looked to have sealed United's fate, but Cole netted a rebound from
Sorensen's 87th minute strike to make it 2-3.
A couple of half chances came and went for the home side, but Albion almost
made it 4-2 when substitute Isaac Hutchinson's 90th minute effort clipped a
Team: Harker, Cass, Aplin, Young, McEntee, Watts, Wilson (Russell 85),
Goodridge, Sorensen, Allan, Kasinga (Cole 44). Subs n/u: Gamblin,
Booked: Cole, Aplin
The Magpies now face away fixtures against Blackburn Rovers and Chelsea in
their group - those two sides playing out a 1-1 in their opener on Saturday.
landmark in style
While Newcastle United were beating Stoke City 2-1 at a packed Gallowgate on
Saturday, just 149 hardy souls were in attendance a few miles away to see an
ex-Magpie help his current side emulate that score.
Striker Paul Brayson marked the occasion of his 40th birthday by
scoring the winner for Newcastle Benfield, as they beat Ashton United in an FA
"Brassy" played just two competitive senior games for Newcastle
between 1995 and 1997, going on to serve Swansea City, Reading, Cardiff City
and Cheltenham Town in the Football League, scoring 38 times.
Moving into the non-league game shortly turning 27 in 2004, Paul
continued to net regularly in the colours of Northwich Victoria, Gateshead,
York City, Newcastle Blue Star, Durham City, Blyth
Spartans, Harrogate Town and Bedlington Terriers.
Moving to Benfield in 2014, he remains just as prolific and Saturday's winner
brought up another milestone for their player/manager - his 150th Benfield
A 1-2 home loss to Accrington Stanley in League Two on Saturday proved enough
for Chesterfield to relieve Gary Caldwell of his managerial
The 35 year-old former Newcastle reserve defender had only been at the
ProAct Stadium since January 2017 and had kept his job despite failing to
avoid relegation from League One.
However Gary paid the price for just one win in ten
league and cup fixtures this season.
extension talks confirmed
Speaking at Friday's press conference, Rafa Benitez confirmed
press speculation that a new contract for Magpies defender Jamaal Lascelles
is in the offing.
The 23 year-old native of Derby joined United back in August 2014 from
Nottingham Forest, before returning to the City Ground on a season-long loan.
Lascelles signed what was termed a "long-term deal" of undisclosed
duration when arriving along with 'keeper Karl Darlow in a claimed £7m joint
That's claimed to have been a six year agreement, meaning that he's tied to
SJP until 2020 at present.
A new five year deal superseding that is reportedly in the offing, meaning
he'll join Florian Lejeune in being under contract until
good to talk
From The Shields Gazette, Wednesday:
Newcastle Unitedís bonus dispute was settled by a phone call between Mike
Ashley and Jamaal Lascelles.
The clubís players had been unhappy with the Premier League bonus scheme
offered by the club.
Newcastle had offered the squad a pot of £1million for finishing 17th. Unitedís
players, however, wanted a bonus sheet more in line with those at rival clubs.
The behind-the-scenes row was threatening
to impact morale at the club, and Ashley and captain Lascelles Ė spoke late
last week (before the win at Swansea).
The new bonus structure will see the squad
share a pot of £4m if the club finishes a place above the relegation zone,
rising by £1m per place.
Lascelles and his squad are understood to
be happy that the matter has been settled.
PS: It's also reported that Ashley made a verbal offer to Lascelles
of an additional £20m bonus payment to the squad in event of their winning the FA Cup - not
bad for a bloke who recently claimed to have no cash, only wallpaper....
Amateur film maker and Toon fan Craig Crouchman was selected by a
well-known lager brand to make a short film about an aspect of his
You'll find his effort online
Fixtures, Tickets etc.
The stadium Box Office is located in the Milburn Stand, just up the slope from the Sir
Bobby Robson Statue. The previous ticket desk in the club shop has now
Paid-for matchday ticket collections take place from the windows at the
back of the Gallowgate End Stand, above NINE Bar.
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
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.
United obtained a 12 month exemption on logistical grounds to
the PL requirement to house some away fans at pitch
Certain roads around SJP will be traffic free for 20 minutes either side
of the final whistle for all first team home games this season.
The following junctions will be closed:
Strawberry Place / Leazes Park Road
Strawberry Place / Barrack Road
Strawberry Place / St James Street
Leazes Terrace will also be traffic-free for the same period and
additionally be closed from 60 minutes before kick-off.
Heading to the Toon?
Sat 23.09.2017 U18s v Manchester United (a)
@ The Cliff Training Ground, 1pm. U18 Premier League 2 Northern Section.
Note change of venue.
Sun 24.09.2017 Brighton and Hove Albion (a) @ Amex Stadium, 4pm. Premier League.
Live on Sky Sports.
SOLD OUT. Allocation: 2,500.
Mon 25.09.2017 U23s v Wolves
(h) @ SJP, 7pm.
Premier League 2 Division Two.
Fri 29.09.2017 U23s v Burnley (h) @
Whitley Park, 1pm. Premier League Cup Group D.
Sat 30.09.2017 U18s v Blackburn Rovers (h) @ Little Benton,
12.30pm. U18 Premier League 2 Northern Section.
Sun 01.10.2017 Liverpool (h) @ SJP, 4.30pm. Premier League.
Live on Sky Sports. SOLD
Tue 03.10.2017 U23s v Port
Vale (a) @ Vale Park, 7.45pm. CheckaTrade Trophy.
Sat 14.10.2017 U18s v smoggies (a)
@ Hurworth, 11am. U18 Premier League 2 Northern Section.
Sun 15.10.2017 Southampton (a) @ St. Mary's, 4pm. Premier League.
Live on Sky Sports.
Public sale now. £20 adults
olds, £18 U18s, £12 U11s. Allocation: TBC.
Mon 16.10.2017 U23s v Southampton (a) @
St. Mary's, 7pm.
Premier League 2 Division Two.
Fri 20.10.2017 U23s v Blackburn Rovers (h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm.
Premier League 2 Division Two.
Sat 21.10.2017 U18s v Wolves (a)
@ Sir Jack Hayward Training Centre, 11am. U18 Premier League 2 Northern Section.
Sat 21.10.2017 Crystal Palace (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier League.
Member sale now.
Tue 24.10.2017 U23s v Sparta
Prague (Czech Republic) (h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm.
Premier League International Cup.
Mon 30.10.2017 Burnley (a) @ Turf Moor, 8pm. Premier League.
Live on Sky Sports.
ST holder sale now, 50 points. £30 adults, £20 over 65s /U22s, £15
U18s. Allocation: TBC.
Mon 30.10.2017 U23s v Aston Villa (a) @ Villa Park, 7pm.
Premier League 2 Division Two.
Live TV games:
Sun 24.09.2017 Brighton (a) 4pm
Sun 01.10.2017 Liverpool (h) 4.30pm
Southampton (a) 4pm
Mon 30.10.2017 Burnley (a) 8pm
Sat 18.11.2017 Man United (a) 5.30pm*
All on Sky except * on BT.
Sky Sports (126 games)
BT Sports (42 games)
Live TV confirmation dates:
these are all "approximate dates"
Thu 12.10.2017 Dec & January
Tue 12.12.2017 February
Thu 25.01.2018 March
Mon 26.02.2018 April
Fri 06.04.2018 May
Tue 08.05.2018 May 13th
United enter in Round 3 - draw will be on or around Mon 04.12.2017.
F Sat 19.05.2017
United U23s are in Group D and play three away ties against EFL
Tue 29.08.2017 Crewe
Tue 03.10.2017 Port Vale (a) 7.45pm
Tue 07.11.2017 Oldham (a) 7.30pm
R2: w/c 04.12.2017
R3: w/c 08.01.2018
QF: w/c 22.01.2018
SF: w/c 26.02.2018
F: Sun 08.04.2018 (Wembley)
Premier League Cup:
United U23s are in Group D:
Fri 29.09.2017 Burnley (h) 1pm
Mon 04.12.2017 Colchester (a) 7pm
Thu 18.01.2018 Burnley (a) 2pm
Mon 12.02.2018 Swansea (h) 1pm
Mon 26.02.2018 Colchester (h) 1pm
date tbc Swansea (a)
Premier League International Cup:
United U23s are in Group A:
Tue 24.10.2017 Sparta Prague (h) 7pm
Wed 15.11.2017 Liverpool (a) 7pm
Tue 12.12.2017 PSV (h) 7pm
Subsequent round dates tbc
Northumberland Senior Cup:
United U23s enter in the Quarter Finals.
08.11.2017 First Round
06.12.2017 Quarter Final
07.02.2018 Semi Final
Premier League Cup:
United U18s are in Group B:
Sat 16.09.2017 NUFC 2
Blackburn (a) 12.30pm
FA Youth Cup:
United U18s enter at the Third Round stage, to be played on or
FC are offering discounts to current NUFC season ticket holders £10
entry for National League home games (rather than the usual £15).
16 & 17 year
old admission £5, U16s £3.
Next four GFC home games:
Sat 30.09.2017 Boreham Wood 3pm
Sat 07.10.2017 Bromley 3pm
Sat 28.10.2017 Dover Athletic 3pm
Sat 18.11.2017 Tranmere Rovers 3pm
Magpie Movers are now on sale to NUFC
ST holders, allowing use of public transport across the city three hours
before and three hours after competitive NUFC home games.
After being £20 for three seasons, Movers now cost £30 online or £31 by post
Live music @ SJP on Fri
08.06.2018, Sat 09.06.2018 and Sun 10.06.2018 when Ed Sheeran
headlines all three nights.
European Champions Cup and Challenge
Cup rugby union Finals will be @ SJP on successive days (exact dates tbc)
International Magpies |
National Service |
2017/18 international breaks:
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 Joe Ford born, Edinburgh.
Diminutive forward who joined United from Scottish minnows Rosewell
Rosedale (now playing as Whitehill Welfare) in May 1931.
A regular scorer at reserve team level for the Magpies, Ford netted both goals
in a senior side friendly success against Hearts back in his native Edinburgh.
That was in September 1931 and the following January his chance came when
selected in place of fellow Scot Duncan Hutchison for a home game with Grimsby.
However, Ford sustained a double leg break in a collision with the Mariners
'keeper during the game and would never get another first team opportunity at
Returning to Scotland with Partick Thistle, Ford later played for Leith
Athletic, Gala and another Edinburgh side, Benford.
Serving in the Royal Navy during World War II, Joe worked in the brewing
industry and passed away in April 1951 - a victim of TB.
1927 William Ronald Anderson born, Ponteland.(1946-48)
Goalkeeper who joined United in October 1946 from Throckley Colliery, where he had worked
as a miner and turned out for their Welfare side.
Bill's sole senior outing as a Magpie came when deputising for Jack Fairbrother in
a 1-1 home draw with Leicester City in April 1947.
Later appearing for Annfield Plain, he later lived in Peterlee. His death was
reported in 1995.
The Magpies made
it maximum points after three games of the season - and
were yet to concede a goal.
That would all change a week later though, with a 1-6 loss
at West Bromwich Albion.
1911 Norwich City (a)
NUFC: Lawrence, McCracken, Whitson, Veitch, Low, Carr, Willis,
Stewart, Shepherd, Randell, Ridley.
NCFC: Beale, Kirkman, Mackenzie, Wilkinson, Wolstenholme, Chick,
Jobling, Ingham, Makin, Whiteside, Levi
Thanks to Newcastle John for details of this
otherwise unknown game.
1913 West Bromwich
An injury to the
referee saw his replacement by a linesman and United
salvaged a point when the stand-in official awarded a
penalty kick for a foul of Hibbert, Frank Hudspeth
obliging from the spot.
1919 Chelsea (h)
One week after
the sides drew 0-0 at Stamford Bridge, United prevailed at
SJP thanks to the only hat-trick of striker Ed Dixon's
Chelsea's Bob Whittingham struck a post with his penalty
kick when the score was 2-0.
1922 Glasgow Rangers
evening game at Gallowgate saw Neil Harris bag a treble
against a side he'd guested for some six years earlier.
Bill McCracken featured for the home side and "was
given a rousing welcome" by Newcastle fans following
his dismissal at Sheffield United the previous
1924 Manchester City
1926 Cardiff City (a)
United handed a debut to outside right Jimmy Boyd at
Ninian Park and went ahead through Tommy Urwin.
That lead was short-lived though, as Davies pushed forward
straight from the restart before crossing for Smith to net
without a Newcastle player touching the ball.
1930 West Ham United
Starling(7), Cape(15), OG(Cox)(51), Wilkinson(77)
Two ahead early on, Newcastle were pegged back before
the break when Stan Earle and Vic Watson both beat Albert
Jack Wilkinson's shot soon after the restart was deflected
into his own net by Billy Cox to restore the home side's
West Ham's hopes of a comeback were much reduced when
Watson limped off after 55 minutes, Wilkinson scoring a
fourth goal to wrap up victory for the Magpies.
1941 Huddersfield Town
Leeds United (h)
Hair, Shackleton 2, Stobbart
Relegated Leeds had started life in the second tier in
good form, but were rapidly fading by the time of this
Leeds including Con Martin in their lineup and he
reportedly collapsed in the team bath with an abdominal
problem. His son Mick later played for the black and
1948 A 5-1 victory
for the Football League against their Irish
counterparts at Anfield included a hat trick for
Newcastle's Jackie Milburn, while his former SJP colleague
Len Shackleton also helped himself to one.
Stoke City (a) 0-1 (0-0)
Bottom, White 2
There was a winning start to a brief Newcastle career
for Reg Evans, while goalkeeper Bryan Harvey also made his
Future Newcastle Director of Football Gordon Milne
scored the first goal of his Anfield career, while only a
penalty save from Dave Hollins to deny Kevin Lewis
prevented defeat by a greater margin.
Future Magpie Mick Channon netted for the Saints on
what was the first of three visits United made to the Dell
this season, (League, FA Cup & Fairs Cup).
Gowling(10,60,80), Tudor(55), Cassidy(87)
Just ten days after helping himself to a four goal
haul against Southport, striker Alan Gowling's next
appearance at Gallowgate saw him in prolific form once
more, beating visiting custodian Gary Pierce on three
Oldham Athletic (h)
A familiar story for this season - a goalless draw and
a particularly inept performance. The manager? Arthur
Gary Kelly made his debut in goal while Andy Thomas
took his place in midfield for the first time.
Steve Nicol grabbed a hat trick in this one-sided
game, with Neil McDonald claiming a consolation effort
from the spot after Mirandinha was felled in the box.
The visiting line-up included Barry Venison, John Barnes
and Peter Beardsley - the latter making his first return
to SJP since joining the Reds two months earlier.
footage is online here
West Ham United (a) 1-0 (1-0)
Three days after the epic 3-2 home win over Barcelona,
a fine shot from John Barnes gave him his first Toon goal.
That was especially sweet for the veteran, who was booed
by home fans after choosing to join Newcastle some weeks
earlier, rather than become a Hammer.
For much of the afternoon though, visiting goalkeeper Shay
Given was all that stood between the home side an three
A wedding prevented one half of NUFC.com attending,
with the groom a big Hammers fan. Suffice it to say that
regular updates from a pocket radio punctuated
Leyton Orient (h)
League Cup 2nd Round,
United bounced back from their usual reverse at
Southampton to overcome League Two opposition. New signing
Lomana LuaLua watched on from the Milburn Stand, having
scored a hat trick for his former side Colchester United
in the previous round.
Bolton Wanderers (h) 0-0 (0-0)
Bobby Robson fielded his strongest XI at a soggy
SJP, desperate to prevent a fourth successive home loss
and third blank score sheet.
The former was avoided but unfortunately the latter was
not, as a first Premiership victory eluded United yet
romanticists may be interested to know the point still
left us in the relegation zone in 18th, with only
Middlesbrough and Wolves below us....
Glenn Roeder was an interested spectator as a Newcastle
Academy XI left Chester-le-Street's Moor Park with a
narrow 1-0 win in an U18 friendly match.
Staged ahead of Chester's FA Youth Cup tie against Farsley
Celtic, United helped the non-league youths gain some
experience of playing under floodlights.
Having taken the lead when Marc Walton profited from a
goalkeeping error to walk the ball into the net from close
range, Newcastle somehow held out for the rest of the game
in the face of fierce pressure.
Steve Harper's return to top flight action will live
with him for the rest of his life after Xabi Alonso
thumped the ball over his head from 60 yards in front of
Harper slipped as he back-pedalled to catch the long range
missile and as he grasped at thin air, the ball sailed
past his left hand and over the line.
wasn't just a tale of Alonso's spectacular strike, four
decent penalty claims were all denied by referee, Mark
Halsey - three of which were ours.
Halsey also missed Celestine Babayaro's assault on Dirk
Kuyt but video evidence later saw the FA charge the
Newcastle defender, who copped a three match ban.
NUFC.com match report
West Ham United (a) 1-3 (0-2)
Newcastle were very much second best against an ordinary
Hammers side that simply cruised into a 3-0 lead.
Both sides were in some disarray, following manager
departures and takeover talk. Xisco kept his place for the
visitors, while this was to be the second and final outing
for Uruguayan loan midfielder Nacho Gonzalez.
NUFC.com match report
Newcastle's second string made their bow at the B2net
Stadium of Chesterfield in an afternoon friendly,
impeccably timed to allow those fans daft enough to watch
it to attend en route to the City Ground.
The Spireites took advantage of an early penalty miss by
Sam Adjei and went ahead when goalkeeper Ole Soderberg
could only help a Scott Boden header into the net,
following a left wing cross.
United were level before half time, thanks to a shot from
midfielder Yven Moyo.
Nottingham Forest (a) 4-3aet
Carling Cup 3rd Round
Lovenkrands(39,60pen), Simpson(93), Coloccini(120)
With Rob Elliot and Mehdi Abeid making their senior
debuts, United scraped through thanks to a header from
Fabricio Coloccini in the final seconds of added time.
It was the fourth and
final time that the Magpies had been in front in the tie,
having let Forest back into the game twice in normal time
and once in the extra half hour.
Thankfully though, a penalty shootout was avoided and
Steve McClaren's Championship strugglers bowed out as we
made it seven games unbeaten in all competitions.
players meanwhile wore training tops in
tribute to cancer victim Jonas Gutierrez, Cisse unveiling
a T-shirt with the motto "always looking forward
Jonas" after netting.
2012 Maritimo (Portugal)(a)
Europa League GSM1
Newcastle's Europa League Group Stage campaign got off to
a goalless start on the island of Madeira as both side
fired blanks in the Estadio Dos Barreiros.
The Magpies hit the goal frame three times while a goal
line clearance and some excellent saves from Rob Elliot
kept a clean sheet at the other end.
Hull City (h)
failed to win in the Premier League at the fifth time of
asking, but Papiss Cisse's late brace turned boos to
The striker came off the bench for his first appearance of
the season, but there was as much happening off the field
as on it.
Having departed for Hull on loan days earlier, Hatem Ben
Arfa watched from the stand while organised fan protests
against Alan Pardew continued.
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Wolverhampton Wanderers (h)
United returned to winning ways,
gaining swift revenge for their league defeat
to Wolves by beating them in the EFL Cup at
Strikes from Matt Ritchie and Yoan Gouffran in three first
half minutes won the tie and although more goals seemed likely, two proved enough to keep the visitors at bay and secure progress into Round Four.
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