Swansea (h) /
Cardiff (h) Public
This afternoon sees the Swans migrate to
Tyneside for a 3pm kick-off, with tickets still on
NUFC box office Easter opening hours:
(Box Office located in Milburn Stand near SBR statue)
Easter Monday: closed
City's three season sojourn in the
Premier League is still under threat - although a second successive win at SJP
would strengthen their hand considerably.
And were that to happen, then Alan Pardew would acquire another unwanted
record for his expanding collection; namely that of the first United
manager to lose five successive Premier League fixtures.
present he shares the four defeat total with Kenny Dalglish (1997/98), Graeme
Souness (2004/05) & Kevin Keegan (2007/08) and himself (2012/13). That
most recent one - in November 2012 - saw the fourth loss racked up at Stoke following defeat at
Southampton and ended with a 3-0 home victory over Wigan.
(We also lost four on the bounce in both 2007/08 & 2008/09 seasons under
United last lost five league games in succession during March and April 1992,
when Kevin Keegan's attempts to stave off relegation to the third tier
faltered - only for that 1-0 home win over Pompey to end the sequence.
And in terms of top flight seasons, 1986/87 saw us reel off six First Division
defeats in a row around the festive season under the guidance of Willie McFaul.
is the end, my friend.... well sort of.
The final-ever edition of The Mag will be on sale from street
sellers around SJP on Saturday, as well as from local newsagents.
After 25 years, commercial pressures mean that issue 289 will be the last
paper copy and the fanzine is continuing online only.
The final issue is also on sale here for
just £3 with
free postage in the UK.
Loic Remy and Mathieu Debuchy are on course to return, but Moussa Sissoko
is still out. Having been seen catching a flight out of Newcastle on Thursday,
Hatem Ben Arfa won't be involved - officially due to an injury.
Steven Taylor is expected to be OK after leaving the field
against Stoke but a hamstring problem is predicted to sideline Davide Santon for the remainder of the
News on the fitness of Sammy Ameobi, Gabriel
Obertan and Sylvain Marveaux is awaited.
Power match betting is online here
not to score @ 5/2
(NB: quoted odds were accurate at the time of writing, but subject to
fluctuation - click on the link above to display current live odds).
Jacks will come to Gallowgate minus Chico Flores, who is suspended following
his red card during Sunday's 0-1 home defeat by Chelsea. Striker Michu
meanwhile continues to struggle with an ankle problem.
Visiting boss Garry Monk goes looking for the first away win - and clean sheet
- of his managerial career so far, having taken just two points from a
possible 15, as a result of drawing at Stoke and Arsenal.
Beaten at Liverpool, Everton and Hull under Monk, their trio of away wins came
in the first half of the season under previous Michael Laudrup - at West
Bromwich Albion, Crystal Palace and Fulham.
On the road this season, City have scored as many as Newcastle (26) but
conceded three fewer (16 vs 19).
Chris Foy - fourth appointment this season involving Newcastle,
following a 1-0 home win over Fulham, 1-0 win at Spurs and 0-0 draw at Norwich.
The Back Page Easter Opening Hours:
Sat: 9am - 3pm, 5pm - 6pm
Sun: 11am - 4pm
Mon: 10.30am - 4.30pm
UK TV: None
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beIN Sports Premier League HD (SE Asia)
C+ Futbol (Spain) +HD
Fox Sport 2 HD (Ned)
Fox Sports Plus (Australia) (red button)
GO Fox Sports
GO Sports 6 (Malta)
LTV Sports 2 (Cyprus)
NBC Sports Live Extra (USA)
QQ Sports Live (China)
Setanta Sports 1 (Ireland)
SuperSport Select 2 (Africa)
TV3+ (Denmark) +HD
UK Radio: None
NE Radio: Live commentary on BBC Newcastle
Overseas Radio: Live commentary on talkSPORT
Metro: No scheduled engineering
MJS emporium in Birtley will be open as follows over the holiday weekend
- click on the logo for more details:
Sat: 10:30am - 3:30pm
Sun & Mon: Closed
The Magpies go
into this game without a goal in their last 360 minutes of play - and
just one in in 540 minutes of the artless slop that passes for football
round our way.
And the sad truth of our form in 2014 is that in seven games we've scored just
at home - and the mackems managed three in their single visit to
home games to play, United have managed to score just 19 times in the
Premier League at SJP to date - with five of them in one game, against Stoke
Just 8 of the 19 have come in the first half of games, while the
"end" split is 16/3 in favour of the Gallowgate, with Leazes End
spectators seeing just Yohan Cabaye's shot against Liverpool, a Yoan Gouffran
back header against West Brom and Loic Remy's Boxing Day opener against the
Potters - seven home games ago.
Our lowest seasonal total in the Premier League to date is 22 (reached in
1997/98 and 2006/07), while last season and the 2008/09 relegation campaign saw
PL home scoring record to date 2013/14:
23, Dummett 56
68, Remy 89
2, Gouffran 38
36 Sissoko 57
44,56 Gouffran 48
Cabaye 66 Cisse 80pen
Swans @ SJP - all-time:
2012/13 lost 1-2 Ba
2011/12 drew 0-0
2009/10 won 3-0 Harewood 2, Lovenkrands
1994/95 won 3-0 Kitson 3 (FAC)
1983/84 won 2-0 Beardsley, Wharton
1980/81 lost 1-2 Rafferty
1979/80 lost 1-3 Shoulder
1964/65 won 3-1 Penman 3
1963/64 won 4-1 Hilley 2, Taylor, Thomas
1962/63 won 6-0 Fell 2, Suddick 2, Thomas, og
1961/62 drew 2-2 Leek, Allchurch
1952/53 won 3-0 Davies, Keeble, Mitchell (FAC)
1946/47 drew 1-1 Woodburn
1938/39 lost 1-2 Clifton
1937/38 won 1-0 Imrie
1936/37 won 5-1 Rogers 2, Smith 2, Pearson
1935/36 won 2-0 Connelly, J.Smith
1934/35 won 5-1 Cairns 3, Imrie, Murray
1914/15 drew 1-1 McCracken (FAC)
All time record v Swansea:
Remaining Premier League fixtures:
(3pm unless specified)
Spurs v Fulham (12.45pm) BT
Aston Villa v Southampton
Cardiff City v Stoke City
West Ham v Crystal Palace
Chelsea v mackems (5.30pm) Sky
Norwich City v Liverpool (Noon) Sky
Hull City v Arsenal (2.05pm) Sky
Everton v Manchester United (4.10pm) Sky
Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion (8pm) Sky
Southampton v Everton (12.45pm) BT
Fulham v Hull City
Stoke City v Spurs
Swansea City v Aston Villa
West Bromwich Albion v West Ham
Manchester United v Norwich City (5.30pm) Sky
mackems v Cardiff (Noon) Sky
Liverpool v Chelsea (2.05pm) Sky
Crystal Palace v Man City (4.10pm) Sky
West Ham v Spurs (12.45pm) BT
Aston Villa v Hull City
Manchester United v mackems
Stoke City v Fulham
Swansea City v Southampton
Everton v Manchester City (5.30pm) Sky
Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion (1.30pm) Sky
Chelsea v Norwich City (4pm) Sky
Crystal Palace v Liverpool (8pm) Sky
Manchester United v Hull City (7.45pm)
Manchester City v Aston Villa (7.45pm) Sky
mackems v West Bromwich Albion (7.45pm)
Sun 11.05.2014 (TV picks yet tbc):
Cardiff City v Chelsea
Fulham v Crystal Palace
Hull City v Everton
Manchester City v West Ham
Norwich City v Arsenal
Southampton v Manchester United
mackems v Swansea City
Spurs v Aston Villa
West Bromwich Albion v Stoke City
who's who: deadline approaching
Of a similar size and weight to
United: The Ultimate Who's Who" is a completely separate, newly
-compiled book from club historian Paul Joannou to be published in November.
Boasting over 1,800 profiles and photos of Toon players and officials, the
last date for subscriber copies to be ordered is now only weeks away - place
your order online
Subscriber copies are individually numbered, feature a personalised
certificate mounted within the book, and allow the name of the purchaser to
appear on a roll of
honour that is reproduced in every copy of the book.
Advance purchase price of £30 is the same as the cover price but subscribers
get their copy hand-delivered or posted to
them at any address in the UK for no extra charge (overseas orders welcome, shipping
in the frame
A 2-2 draw
against Southport in front of a crowd of 2,121 at the International Stadium
on Friday made it ten games without defeat for Conference side Gateshead.
The Tynesiders remain fifth in the table and occupy the final playoff position,
but a 1-0 home victory by their nearest rivals Braintree leaves the pressure
firmly on, ahead of their final two scheduled fixtures.
Remaining GFC fixtures:
Mon 21.04.2014 Macclesfield Town (a) (3pm)
Sat 26.04.2014 Cambridge United (h) (5.30pm)
Sides finishing second to fifth will meet in two-legged semi-finals staged on
Wed 30.04.2014 /Thu 01.05.2014 and Sun 04.05.2014. That will then decide
the two sides who play at Wembley on Sunday May 18th to decide which club
joins champions Luton Town in going up.
Aside from the latest episode of
torture at SJP, there's a wealth of football action across the region this
weekend - including another Northern League groundhopper event.
For the uninitiated, part of the Northern League's 125th anniversary
celebrations has seen staggered kickoffs at various games, allowing fans to
watch two...or more.
The last - and maddest - of these events is the Easter Hop and although the
organised travel is all booked out, there's nothing to stop anyone turning
up and paying on the gate (around £4-£6 per game).
North Shields 3-0 West Allotment Celtic
Whitley Bay 2-1 Newcastle Benfield
Ashington 7-3 Crook Town
Jarrow Roofing BCA v Heaton Stannington 11am (D2)
Washington v Seaham Red Star 2:15pm (D2)
Birtley Town v Chester-le-Street 6pm (D2)
Consett v Durham City Noon (D1)
Ryton & Crawcrook Albion v Whickham 3pm (D2)
Bishop Auckland v Crook Town 12 noon (D1)
Spennymoor Town v Team Northumbria 3pm (D1)
Newton Aycliffe v Shildon 6pm (D1)
Details of the other Northern League games over the weekend, directions
and other information is here
season may have gone down the tubes....but it remains to be seen whether Toon
fans will be able to follow suit after our forthcoming game at Arsenal.
That's because the RMT trade union have now announced a two day strike
by London Underground staff, beginning on Monday April 28th at 9pm -
midway through United's Premier League visit to the Emirates Stadium.
A recent strike call was ultimately called off, while a reduced service
continued on some lines during previous industrial action. If this strike does
go ahead however, beware that parts of the network usually begin to close down
ahead of the actual declared start time - meaning that journeys to the stadium
may well be affected.
Magpie Alan Shearer is the special guest at a talk-in event in South
Shields next month - and we have a pair of tickets up for grabs in a
The club's record goalscorer appears at Hedworth Hall on Thursday May 8th from
7pm and tickets are on sale now.
These are priced at £30 entry only, £50 standard and £100 VIP (£70 VIP
tickets are sold out).
Bookings can be made online
here or direct from the venue
(which avoids the online booking fee).
To be in with a chance of winning two standard tickets, simply
to say where
the above photo of Al and his fellow BBC pundit Robbie Savage was taken.
The closing date is Fri April
24th @ 5pm and the subject is: Al. Those who choose their own
subject line will be disqualified (except for the HM Forces email restriction
that we're aware of).
There's no age restriction and readers are free to enter regardless of where
they are on the planet. One entry per person please, no purchase necessary.
Prize consists of two admission tickets to the event including food - any
other costs (drinks, travel etc.) are excluded.
PS: tickets are also on sale now for this year's Black & White
Reunion event, at Dunston's Lancastrian Suite.
Defenders are on the menu this time round and appearing will be: John
Anderson, Olivier Bernard, John Beresford, John Carver, Frank Clark, David
Craig, Pat Howard, Steve Howey, Peter Jackson, Irving Nattrass & Darren
John Gibson will be hosting the event and local comic Gavin Webster will also
appear. Telling jokes, obviously.
Following the success of the 2013 reunion, this year's event will be staged on
a Sunday lunchtime once again, kicking off at Noon on Sunday 18th May.
Tickets are £20 for entry only and £35 for
VIP places - the latter including lunch - and The Stroke Association stand to
benefit from funds raised.
can be made online
here or via Premier Sports on
0191 280 5603.
at the double
Northern Premier League side Blyth
Spartans face the task of playing on successive days next week, having
failed in an attempt to get one of the games altered.
Closing their home programme with the visit of Whitby Town to Croft Park for a
3pm start on Easter Monday, Blyth are then in action the following
night in the Techflow Group Northumberland
Senior Cup Final.
Their opponents at Gallowgate in a 7pm KO on Tuesday are Newcastle
Reserves and the final will be played
to a finish - via extra time and penalties if required.
Admission can be gained by paying at the East Stand turnstiles - £6 adults,
£3 concessions. NB: NUFC season ticket holders and members do not receive free
Since lifting the trophy after beating Blue Star in 1994, Spartans have lost
nine times in the final - six of them against Newcastle - the most recent
coming in 2011.
Proud sponsors of
after the first leg in Crete, a 3-0 home win by Panathinaikos on Wednesday was
enough to see off OFI and ensure a place in this season's Greek Cup Final.
The Athens side took just 20 minutes of the second leg to cancel out OFI's
lead, with on-loan Magpie Mehdi Abeid bagging his eight goal in all
competitions for the Greens.
Mehdi's goal online here
Mehdi and his current team mates will now face PAOK in the final at the
Olympic Stadium in Athens on Saturday week (April 26th).
And although their hopes of winning the league title are long since over,
third-place Panathinaikos are already assured of a place in the end of season
playoffs, where the second Champions League spot is decided from the teams
finishing second, third, fourth and fifth.
James Tavernier/Haris Vuckic (Rotherham United)
A remarkable game at Molineux on Friday saw Wolves record a 6-4 win over the
Millers. Both on-loan Magpies began the game, with Haris replaced on 69
Nottingham Forest (a) Championship, Saturday.
/ Adam Campbell (St.Mirren)
Hibernian (h) SPFL, Saturday.
Jonas Gutierrez (Norwich City)
Liverpool (h) Premier League, Sunday.
Romain Amalfitano (Dijon)
A 2-2 home draw with Metz in Ligue 2 on Monday featured the United winger
for the first 77 minutes.
(Dundee United) (injured)
After recovering from a hip problem sustained during his senior international
debut for Australia, Curtis is due to resume training on Tayside next week and
could be in contention for a squad place when Motherwell visit Tannadice in
the SPFL on Saturday week (April 26th).
There's the prospect of another cup final appearance to add to the defender's CV,
following an outing for Bradford City against Swansea City in
the 2013 League Cup Final.
The Tangerines will face St.Johnstone in
the Scottish Cup Final on Saturday May 17th, staged this season at Celtic Park due to
rebuilding work at Hampden Park.
cap for Alex
scoring twice in United's U18 league victory over Chelsea on Saturday, Toon midfielder
Alex Gilliead won his second England U18 cap on Wednesday night.
Alex started for the young Lions in a friendly against Germany at Rotherham
United's New York Stadium and although his side were trailing 0-1 when he was
replaced after 66 minutes, England eventually ran out 2-1 victors.
topples Tees teens
Newcastle U18s 3 Middlesbrough U18s 2
second half brace from striker Tom Heardman took him into double figures for
the season on Tuesday, as United edged a well-contested Tyne-tees derby
Having beaten Chelsea 3-2 at Little Benton on Saturday, Dave Watson's
youngsters went into this rearranged game looking for a fifth successive win
on their own ground - and an eighth home victory in nine outings this year.
And they got off to a decent start when a low shot from Ben
Drennan from the edge of the box seemed to catch out visiting goalkeeper
Joe Fryer after 18 minutes.
Boro almost hit back from the kickoff as striker Jordan Jowers exploited some
confusion in the United area and shot against the goal frame from a narrow
The equaliser wasn't long in arriving though and when Jowers was challenged in
the box by Ryan McKinnon midway through the first half, referee James Simpson
pointed to the spot - and Joe Wheatley converted.
In glorious conditions, Newcastle regained the lead barely two minutes into
the second half when Tom Heardman netted from 18 yards - Fryer again
less than impressive.
Ten minutes later Heardman struck again, after substitute Liam Gibson wormed
his way to the byline and pulled the ball across the six yard box for the 18
year-old striker to force past Fryer and a couple of covering defenders.
That never looked likely to be the end of the scoring though and Boro reduced
the arrears on 67 minutes, Lee Hetherington beating Freddie Woodman from close
A Boro equaliser seemed inevitable as the visitors began to dominate
possession, but some poor shooting and an instinctive stop from Woodman in the
final seconds of normal time ensured that United held on for the win.
There were first starts at this level for Jack Hunter and Luke Charman, while
Macaulay Gillesphey made his comeback following ankle ligament problems.
Team: Woodman, Newberry, Cameron, Hunter, McKinnon, Gillesphey,
Kerridge, Drennan (Gibson
50), Heardman, Charman, Laidler.
Subs n/u: Woolston, Tatters, Trodd, Suddick.
Newcastle U21s 0 Manchester City U21s 0
Peter Beardsley's side return to action on Tuesday when Blyth
Spartans at SJP in the final of the Techflow Group Northumberland Senior Cup.
Fluke goal - but
defeat no accident
City 1 Newcastle 0
report is online here
Kick-off times have now been confirmed for the Schalke 04 tournament
involving United in August as follows:
Sat Aug 2nd 3pm CET and 5pm CET
Sun Aug 3rd 3pm CET and 5pm CET
NB: On the basis that any drawn game in the tournament proceeds to a
penalty shootout after 90 minutes, that second kick-off time may be pushed back
(CET is one hour ahead of UK time)
The Bundesliga club have now placed tickets on public sale to all fans without any
specific segregation details, but confirmation is awaited as to whether NUFC
will receive an allocation to sell direct to their fans.
PS: to all those asking, we have no information as yet whether other
NUFC pre-season games will be scheduled in or around Germany before or
after this tournament.
Wed 18.06.2014 Premier
League fixtures published.
Sat 16.08.2014 Premier League opening fixtures.
In addition to the Bundesliga hosts and ourselves, West Ham and Spanish Primera Division
side Malaga are also now confirmed for the tournament in the German city of Gelsenkirchen (a twin town of Newcastle
The games will be in stark contrast to United's last two games on German soil
in 2012, low-key friendlies against third tier outfit Chemnitzer and AS Monaco
- the latter played on a neutral field in deepest Bavaria....
Opened in 2001 as a replacement for the Parkstadion that hosted games
in the 1974 World Cup, the Veltins Arena (originally christened the Arena
AufSchalke) has a capacity of almost 62,000 for domestic fixtures - which
54,000 when rail seats at one end allowing fans to stand are locked into their down
Boasting a retractable roof, the Arena staged the 2004 Champions League Final
and five matches in the 2006 World Cup Finals, including England's defeat on
penalties by a Portugal side featuring old boy Hugo Viana.
United's last meeting with Schalke 04 came back in May 1960 when Charlie
Mitten's side won 3-0 in Germany during a post-season tour
that also saw kickabouts played in Ireland, Yugoslavia and Spain.
The only notable player link between the clubs came in 2009, when Peter
Lovenkrands moved "on a free from Germany" to SJP after his
Schalke deal was cancelled.
PS: There's an interesting article about Schalke, Lovenkrands, Freddy
Shepherd & NUFC online
conceding three goals, former Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper enjoyed
a successful day at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, as his Hull City side beat
Sheffield United 5-3 in their FA Cup Semi Final.
The Tigers will make their first-ever appearance in the FA Cup Final on
Saturday May 17th against Arsenal - a serious kidney injury sustained by
first-choice custodian Allan McGregor giving Harper an unexpected second chance
of glory in this competition, following his losing experience with the Magpies
in the 1999 Final.
Sunday also brought a sniff of cup glory for another ex Toon 'keeper, with Tommy
Wright overseeing the first Scottish Cup semi-final success that his
St.Johnstone side have enjoyed in their history.
The Perth side will face a Dundee United side including fellow SJP old boy
Darren Jackson on their coaching staff in the final at Celtic Park on Saturday
Reports emanating from New Zealand
in recent days suggest that Newcastle are among a handful of Premier League
sides under consideration to participate in a pre-season tournament later this
Ourselves, Everton and West Ham have all been linked with a proposed series of
games involving Wellington Phoenix (who actually play in Australia's A League)
at their 34,500 Westpac stadium.
The option of Auckland's 25,000 North Harbour Stadium hosting games has also
been mooted, but like previous reports of United heading to South Africa, the
club haven't given any hint that future plans for friendlies involve them going
further than mainland Europe.
United have previously visited New Zealand, playing a series of four matches
against the national side in May 1985 in Christchurch, Wellington, Napier and
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Fixtures, Tickets etc.
The ticket office has now re-opened on the first floor of the SJP club shop,
under the Gallowgate End towards the Strawberry.
Paid-for matchday ticket collections take place from the windows at the back of
the Gallowgate End Stand, above NINE Bar.
Matchday ticket sales are from the Box Office in the Milburn Stand, just up
the slope from the Sir Bobby Robson Statue.
SJP Box Office phone: 0844 372 1892*
(Open for away ticket sales and enquiries during the above Box Office hours).
* 0044 870 1892 from overseas
Online Box Office is available here
Details of 2014/15 season ticket sales/ prices can be found online
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.
SJP season ticket info online here
SJP Stadium seating plan online here
City Centre map (PDF)
Show Racism the Red Card have a free
download of the NUFC team photo in both PDF and jpeg formats online
Sat 19.04.2014 Swansea City (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. Public
Tue 22.04.2014 U21s v
Blyth Spartans @ SJP, 7pm.
Techflow Group Northumberland Senior Cup Final.
25.04.2014 U21s v Arsenal (h) @ Darsley Park, 1pm. U21 Premier League.
Note further new date, venue
change and that game is now BCD.
Sat 26.04.2014 U18s v Norwich City (a) @ Colney Training Centre, NR4 7TS. 11am. U18 Premier League.
Mon 28.04.2014 Arsenal (a)
@ Emirates Stadium, 8pm. Premier League. SOLD OUT. Allocation:
Live on Sky Sports.
Sat 03.05.2014 U18s v Manchester City (a) @ Platt Lane, 1pm. U18 Premier League.
Note new date.
Sat 03.05.2014 Cardiff City (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier League.Public sale now.
Sun 11.05.2014 Liverpool (a)
@ Anfield, 3pm. Premier League. SOLD OUT. Allocation:
Guidance from LFC:
Included in the
allocation are a number of tickets marked 'restricted view' and 'severely
Seats classed as
restricted view on Row 1 is due to personnel movement. Seats classed as
restricted view on other rows is due to stanchions supporting the Upper Tier,
which impair the view of either goal.
Any seats classed as
severely restricted view is due to supporters standing up and down and, in the
event of this happening during the game, the supporters on Rows 34 and 35 have a
very limited view of the goals due to overhang of the upper tier roof.
In purchasing a
'restricted view' or 'severely restricted view' ticket, you are accepting this
view and there can be no ticket exchanges or refunds under any circumstances.
Ongoing: Toon Times exhibition @
Discovery Museum, Blandford
Square, Newcastle NE1 4JA. Free entry. (runs until 05.10.2014)
Fri 23.05.2014 to Sun 25.05,2014 Hong Kong Soccer
7s featuring NUFC.
Group A: NUFC, Guangzhou Evergrande, HKFA U23, Hong Kong FC.
Group B: Chelsea, mackems, Kitchee, HKFC Captain's Select.
Group C: Manchester City, Rangers, HKFA team tbc, Singapore Cricket
Group D: Leicester City, Aston Villa, HKFA U21s, Yau Yee League Select.
Wed 18.06.2014 Premier League fixtures published.
Sun 27.07.2014 to
Fri 01.08.2014 Northern Ireland Milk Cup featuring NUFC.
Sat 02.08.2014 NUFC v team tbc @ Veltins Arena,
Gelsenkirchen, KO 3pm or 5pm local time. Schalke 04 Cup, Friendly.
Sun 03.08.2014 NUFC v team tbc @ Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen, KO 3pm or
5pm local time.
Schalke 04 Cup, Friendly.
Sat 16.08.2014 Premier
League kicks off.
is 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:
Mon 28.04.2014 Arsenal (a) 8pm
NUFC Live on BT:
None currently scheduled
To mark the Northern League's 125th anniversary,
SJP will host their League Cup Final on Tue 06.05.2014 (KO tbc)
Northern League Cup Quarter Finals:
18.03.2014 Marske United 4-1 Guisborough
19.03.2014 Brandon 0-2 Whitehaven
08.04.2014 Whitley Bay 3-2 B.Auckland
15.04.2014 Tow Law Town 1-3 Ashington
Semi Final draw:
21.04.2014 Whitehaven v Whitley Bay
21.04.2014 Ashington v Marske
Live Music @ SJP:
Kings of Leon + White Lies + further support act still tbc. Tickets remain
on public sale
Rugby Union World
Cup @ SJP:
The 20 team event runs from 18.09.2015 to 31.10.2015 with three games at SJP:
Sat 03.10.2015 South Africa v Scotland
Fri 09.10.2015 New Zealand v Tonga
Sat 10.10.2015 Samoa v Scotland
ticket sales in five batches:
Now: Traveling Fan Packages
Now: Hospitality Packages
05.2014/06.2014 via Rugby Clubs
To members of rugby clubs in England
09.2014 General sale
General sale to the public via a ballot
11.2014/12.2014 General sale
First come, first served basis for any left
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Future international dates:
09.05.2014 to 21.05.2014 UEFA U17 Final tournament (Malta)
Group A: England, Holland, Turkey,
Group B: Scotland, Germany, Portugal, Switzerland.
26.05.2014 Australia v S'Africa (Sydney)
27.05.2014 France v Norway (Paris)
28.05.2014 Scotland v Nigeria (Fulham)
30.05.2014 Bosnia v Ivory Coast (tbc)
01.06.2014 France v Paraguay (Nice)
03.06.2014 Greece v Nigeria (Chester)
04.06.2014 Argentina v T & T (Rosario)
04.06.2014 El Salvador v I'Coast (Frisco)
06.06.2014 Croatia v Australia (tbc)
07.06.2014 Arg v Slovenia (Buenos Aires)
07.06.2014 USA v Nigeria (Jacksonville)
08.06.2014 France v Jamaica (Lille)
A: Brazil, Mexico, Croatia, Cameroon
B: Spain, Chile, Australia, Netherlands
C: Colombia, Greece, Ivory Coast, Japan
D: Uruguay, England, Costa Rica, Italy
E: Switzerland, Ecuador, France, Honduras
F: Argentina, Bosnia, Iran, Nigeria
G: Germany, Ghana, Portugal, USA
H: Belgium, Algeria, Russia, South Korea
(Nations in bold expected to have NUFC involvement in their squads)
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.
2014/15 match dates :
2015/16 match dates:
Thu-Sat 12-14.11.2015 (playoff 1)
Sun-Tue 15-17.11.2015 (playoff 2)
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On This Day in History
Born Or Died:
Guthrie born, Burradon.
playing for New Hartley Juniors, Ron was converted from a left winger to a left
back after injuring a cartilage while turning out for Newcastle reserves.
Making his first team debut in August 1966 in a 1-1 draw at Aston Villa, he was
never a regular starter, with Frank Clark first-choice number three at SJP.
Occasionally deployed as a sweeper, Ron also suffered recurring injury problems
but was involved in the successful Fairs Cup campaign of 1968/69 as a
An injury to David Craig in the home tie against Real Zaragoza saw Guthrie get
his chance, with Clark moving to right back.
Unfortunately his season then came to a premature end after another cartilage
injury, sustained against Arsenal.
There was to be a happy ending though, when Joe Harvey presented Ron with a
Fairs Cup winner's miniature trophy before the start of the next season - the
club having acquired extra ones for the substitutes.
That season saw Guthrie feature against both Porto and Anderlecht in the Fairs
Unfortunately Ron then went over
to the dark side in January 1973 and appeared for the red and whites in the FA
He later played in South Africa, before returning to the region and joining
Blyth Spartans. Involved in their memorable FA Cup run of 1978, Ron appeared at a packed
SJP against Wrexham in February 1978 as they bowed out at the Fifth Round
Away from football, Ron had a milk business with fellow ex-Magpie David Craig
and also worked as a delivery driver for Fenwick.
1989 Death of George
Mbabu born, Chêne-Bougeries,
Signed from Swiss club
Servette in the final days of the January 2013 transfer window, this defender
had previously undergone a successful trial with the Magpies.
Earning praise when playing for the Swiss U19 side during a European
Championship qualifying tounament in Scotland during 2012, Mbabu also spent
time training with both Manchester United and Arsenal.
Making a single senior team appearance at Servette, Kevin's competitive debut
for Newcastle came in a 2-1 reserve team victory away to Stoke City in April
A succession of injuries disrupted his first full season as a Magpie however,
with both hamstring and ankle problems meaning that his club U21 outings were
1902 Nottingham Forest
Roberts, Rutherford 2
1913 Manchester United
Hunter 2, West
1924 Chelsea (a)
1927 Huddersfield Town
1930 Leeds United (h)
1935 Bury (a)
1937 Ipswich Town (a)
Docking(29), Pearson(63), Smith(52,76)
A challenge match between the Southern League
champions and a Magpies side who had just missed out on
promotion to Division One.
Bill Imrie twisted an ankle
at Portman Road and was forced out of the following Saturday's
season-closing home win over Bradford City.
Richardson, Fairhurst, Gordon, Carver, Imrie, Rogers,
Smith, Cairns, Livingstone, Pearson.
Preston North End (a) 0-2 (0-0)
Defeat in the first leg of this Football League War
Cup Semi-Final tie proved to be decisive, with the sides
drawing 0-0 a week later at SJP.
Manchester United (h)
Wartime 1-0 (0-0)
Stan Pearson had
guested for the Magpies in earlier seasons of wartime
competition, but the forward was back with his own side to
register the only goal of this War League North
Leicester City (h)
The only senior appearance of Ron Anderson, in goal.
Fellow debutant Andy Donaldson replaced George Stobbart in
the forward line.
Derby County (a) 3-1 (0-0)
Harvey, Keeble, Prior
An amazing crowd of 56,008 packed St.James' Park to
witness Bishop Auckland and Crook Town contest a replay of
the FA Amateur Cup Final.
The game ended 2-2, as it had done at Wembley in the first
game and was ultimately settled three days later at
Ayresome Park, Crook winning 1-0.
1956 Barrow (a)
White 3, Curry
Armstrong, Gordon, Scoular
United provided the opposition in a testimonial match
at Holker Street for Bluebirds stalwarts Billy Gordon
& Billy Buchanan. Barrow were managed at the time by a
certain Joe Harvey.
Bolton Wanderers (a)
Nat Lofthouse was on target for the home side at
1965 Bolton Wanderers (a)
Already promoted, a goal from Trotter Dennis
Butler put United's championship celebrations on
West Bromwich Albion (a) 1-5 (1-2)
Kaye, Hartford, Brown(pen), C.Clark,
The Baggies made it four league wins in just eight
days after beating Wolves, West Ham and Manchester City.
Despite this reverse however, United would end the season
in ninth position - a point and a place better than
Leeds United (h) 1-0 (0-0)
A first loss for Leeds in four games would prove
costly, as Derby County won the League by a single point
to deny Don Revie's side a domestic double.
Stoke City (a)
Newcastle's miserable winless run was extended to nine
games - although relegation wasn't a realistic worry. The
Potters would finish fifth.
Sheffield United (a)
David McLean made his debut, in midfield at
Bramall Lane while
former Magpie Chris Guthrie scored for The Blades.
Swansea City (h)
Giles 2, Stevenson
Our goal was scored by former Blyth Spartan Alan
Shoulder. Another former Croft Park player, Peter
Cartwright is the diminutive figure on the programme
Pat Nevin netted for the Blues.
Hometown Hornet boy Kenny Jackett was on target for
1996 A lorry
carrying 4,000 new United away shirts was hijacked by
three men, who were apprehended soon after.
Derby County (h)
Elliott(12), Ferdinand(52), Shearer(75)
Jim Smith's Rams arrived clad in a dreadful maroon
change kit and with top-flight status secured, striker
Dean Sturridge raced through and beat Shaka Hislop after
just 34 seconds.
though ultimately won this with something to spare - and
both David Ginola and Peter Beardsley unused on the bench
- as twin strikers Les Ferdinand and Alan Shearer got to
work, aided by a deep-lying Tino Asprilla.
takes on the Rams defence
- second yellow)
United took the
lead at the Cottagers' temporary home of Loftus Road, thanks
to a fine Alan Shearer header.
However, the points were thrown away in no small part to
Andy Griffin's dismissal for a reckless lunge which earned
him a second booking from Dermot Gallacher.
The referee also played his part by ignoring a blatant
penalty claim, when Craig Bellamy was clearly impeded in
the first half.
Legwinski equalised with
a stunning long range effort before former (and future)
Magpie Lee Clark netted a late winner - the second season
that he'd scored in this fixture.
reserves preserved their unbeaten season-long run at
Kingston Park, coming from behind to overcome Wigan's
second string 2-1 thanks to a brace from Carl Finnigan.
year-old striking prospect Andy Carroll signed a new
contract with the club taking him through to 2011.
Tottenham Hotspur (a) 0-1 (0-1)
Future Cockerel Sebastien Bassong cut out a pass, but
the loose ball ran to Darren Bent - who beat Steve Harper
at the second attempt.
That increased the pressure on Alan Shearer in his third
game as manager, but with a trio of home games remaining,
relegation remained a possibility rather than an
Plymouth Argyle (a)
Despite having their game moved
back to the Monday night for TV and with the volcanic ash
cloud wrecking travel plans for both fans and players, United
still clinched the Championship title with this victory at
The 2-0 scoreline, yellow shirts and reaction of the crowd
were all reminiscent of Blundell Park in 1993 as delirious
Toon fans celebrated with the players on the pitch.
For David Kelly, this time read Wayne Routledge who
rounded the keeper and squeezed the ball inside the post
as he struggled to keep his feet, to make it 2-0 after
Andy Carroll had given us the lead with a towering header.
Manchester United (h) 0-0 (0-0)
held out for a heartening point on a night that loan signing Stephen
Ireland made a belated debut - 11 weeks after arriving.
However, he was unable to coax anything close to a goal threat out of our blunt
front pair of Peter Lovenkrands and Shola Ameobi.
anti-hero Michael Owen was introduced from the bench to a wall of booing but thankfully the nightmare scenario of
him scoring didn't come to pass
and after one major scare, the Magpies held on to claim a much-prized
That heart-stopping moment came in time added on, as Hernandez went to ground
under challenge from former Red Devil Danny Simpson and referee Lee Probert looked for one awful
moment to have indicated a spot kick.
However, it rapidly became evident that he'd actually penalised the visiting
player for diving and showed him a yellow card.
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extended their unbeaten run to nine games after a resounding 4-0 victory over
Crystal Palace at St. James'
Park that featured a Gabriel Obertan hat trick.
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