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Going down the Swanee
Newcastle 2 Swansea City
Newcastle sit just five points above the relegation
zone, having played one game more than half of the teams below them, after
Swansea City made it seven defeats in a row for a side that is rapidly sinking
Not since the player-led rebellion of the 1977/78 season has a Magpies side
recorded a septet of league losses, as the hitherto inconceivable threat of a
second relegation in just seven seasons now seems only too real.
Fifteen games in 2015 have seen United register just nine points from a
possible 45, a ten point lead over the third bottom side now halved and having
played a game more. Rated at 100/1 to go down earlier this month, that's now
dropped down to 18/1.
And how many of this current setup deserve to be representing us next season,
regardless of the division we find ourselves in? Not many on recent evidence.
Richard Dinnis and Bill McGarry were the men who failed to save the sinking ship
when United were
relegated back in 1978 and John Carver is the one desperately trying to rearrange the
deckchairs this time round.
To date though he's found himself hamstrung by a set of players firmly in a
losing habit, ruining their reputations with a series of disorderly and meek
The visitors came north after an ear-bashing from their manager following a
careless defeat at Leicester on their last outing and weren't much better,
taking almost 45 minutes before realising how poor their hosts were.
This latest submission was all the more worrying in that Ayoze Perez had given
his side a 20th minute lead to cap a positive start for a side showing two
changes: Jonas Gutierrez and Emmanuel Riviere included at the expense of Mehdi
Abeid and Yoan Gouffran.
Remy Cabella's clever pass sent Riviere charged down the left and
although his right-footed cross wasn't the best, Perez took advantage of Jordi
Amat's poor clearance and slotted the ball into the Leazes net.
Riviere almost doubled the lead just before the break when he headed powerfully from 18 yards but
Lukasz Fabianski was able to tip the ball around the post.
But some awful defending from crosses allowed Swansea back into the contest in
first half added time when Nelson Oliveira was able to head home Gylfi
Worse was to follow in a desperate second period
that saw the visitors carve open the home defence and score twice more through Sigurdsson and Jack Cork.
The first came just four minutes after the restart and saw the Icelandic
international profit after Krul's clearance was helped on by Jack Colback but
only found Shelvey.
The Swansea lynchpin who was much coveted by Alan Pardew during his time at
SJP won a tackle and set Jefferson Montero away down the left hand
With Daryl Janmaat out of position, his low cross bisected Taylor and
Williamson, reaching Siggurdsson as he ran away from Gutierrez and giving him
a routine finish.
Cork was then able to walk the ball home with 20 minutes remaining after more
soft shoe shuffling from home defenders to confirm Swansea's third consecutive
victory on Tyneside and send more spectators to the exits.
A late volley from substitute Siem de Jong from Jack Colback's cross gave
United hope of what would have been an undeserved comeback, belatedly
prompting those present to rediscover their voices.
It was all in vain though, Fabianski barely tested and the game ending
with Tim Krul up for a corner and attempting to punch the ball in. Almost predictably though, he failed to
make any connection...
Another eerily quiet crowd witnessed this latest demise - our fourth
successive home defeat - but protests inside the ground were largely limited
to 60 seconds in the first half, at least until turning a 1-0 advantage into a
1-2 deficit prompted spontaneous renditions of "get out of our club" and "we're
sh*t and we're sick of it."
Saturday's trip to Leicester - who were relegated as spectacularly as
Newcastle in 1978 - is now absolutely crucial to our future, but a Foxes side
out of the bottom three thanks to four successive wins will doubtless approach
their task with relish and confidence.
Unlike the abysmal FA Cup display a few months ago when Carver took over from
Alan Pardew, defeat at the King Power Stadium simply isn't an option. If the
lack of belief in the stands is mirrored in the dressing room though, we may
as well not bother turning up.
Blame can rightly be directed at the owner, his staff, the head scout and the
coaches, but ultimately those on the field have to be accountable and are
collectively failing in their duty.
Never mind last year's prolonged dip in form, echoes of 2009 are becoming more
and more evident; Michael Owen's assertion that we won't win another point
more realistic by the game. And when it comes to recognising gutless quitters,
there's few better qualified than him.
Full match report to follow.
Team: Krul, Janmaat (Abeid 61), Williamson, Coloccini, Colback, Anita, Ryan
Taylor, Perez, Cabella (De Jong 74), Gutierrez, Riviere (Armstrong 74).
Subs n/u: Gouffran, Obertan, Ameobi, Woodman.
Goals: Perez 20, De Jong 87.
SCFC: Fabianski, Amat, Williams, Rangel, Montero (Grimes 69), Cork, Shelvey,
Sigurdsson (Emnes 81), Dyer, Nelson Oliveira (Ki 72), Fernandez.
Subs n/u: Britton, Tremmel, Bartley, Fulton.
Booked: Amat, Emnes.
Goals: Oliveira 45+2, Sigurdsson 49, Cork 71.
Crowd: 46,884 including around 1,200 away supporters, who gleefully
chanted "we love our Chairman." Owner Mike Ashley was absent
for the second week running.
The lowest reported home crowd of the season was also the smallest Premier League
gathering here since 46,402 witnessed a 1-0 victory over Fulham in August
A reduction of 543 from the official attendance for the Spurs game was more
than compensated for by the opposition following that was some 1,600
That saw the club put Leazes L7 places on sale for £20 (£10 bairns) but that
didn't tempt many, meaning that there were several unused sections on that
Looking around the stadium, pockets of empty seats were smaller in number in
the lower sections than last week - our estimate of the numbers present around
In our experience, that's not all down to the current fan boycott calls, but
rather evidence that some season ticket holders are picking and choosing their
games and not attending those that are on UK live TV.
A week on from the Spurs boycott, protestors were urged to attend and display their
disapproval, with red cards distributed on the approaches to the ground to be
raised on 34 minutes in a "standing novation" - a reference to the
alleged £34m cash surplus banked.
Along with all other PL and FL matches, a minute's silence was observed before
kickoff in memory of the May 1985 Bradford City fire victims.
Swarbrick - second NUFC appointment this season, following on from the 2-2
home draw with Hull City back in September. It was also his first Premier
League game after sending off the wrong West Bromwich Albion player at Manchester City.
John Carver said after the game:
"I thought we started the game quite well
in a different formation. We played some good football and could have come in
at half-time two-nil up.
“I felt we were in control of the game, but my one worry was set-plays
because that is our achilles heel, and they scored from a corner.
“We then conceded an early goal in the second half, which drained our
“It’s disappointing, but I can’t really fault my players’ effort. We’ve
got four massive games now and we’ll keep fighting.
"It was a huge disappointment, a huge disappointment
- but we are not ready to quit, not ready to pack in, not ready to thrown in
the towel. That is very important, and that applies to me and the rest of my
"Yes, I am getting stick from the crowd* and I can take all that. I'll take
that on the chin, I'll explain to people why I do things, I don't have a
problem with that.
"If anybody wants to talk me about it, I will talk to them
about it. But I won't give up on it and I will fight to the end.
"I have got to try and make those guys feel 10 foot tall, as much as I can.
Sometimes it is quite difficult, but it is my job and my responsibility to try
and pick them up and do that."
*newspaper reports of the game included claims from two fans in
the Milburn Stand that they'd been verbally abused by Carver after comments
were aimed at him.
Carver acknowledged the incidents, but denied that he'd sworn or acted
aggressively. That's in contrast to similar events at Southampton in September, when
he admitted that he'd "responded
inappropriately" to fan abuse and subsequently received a club fine.
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Carver in charge: Played 16, Lost 11, Drawn 3, Won 2 (scored 14,
home games remaining this season we've won six, drawn four and lost seven
at SJP. Managing four clean sheets, the 23
goals we've scored come
games (ie we failed to score in three games).
That total of 23 matches last season's final home haul and is one more
than the lowest tally in the Premier League of 22 (1997/98 and 2006/07).
Home goals (23):
6 Cisse, 4 Colback, 3 Sissoko, Perez, 1 Aarons,
Janmaat, Gouffran, Obertan, S.Taylor, Williamson.
Ayoze Perez collected his sixth club goal of the season and his first
of 2015 after a fourteen game barren spell.
Siem De Jong scored his first Newcastle goal, becoming the 120th
Magpie to do so in the Premier League.
It came in his third appearance in that competition after 112 minutes on the
field - brother Luuk failed to get off the mark in his dozen outings, totaling
De Jong came the fourth Dutch international to find the net during a Premier
League game in our colours, after Patrick Kluivert, Vurnon Anita and Daryl
He also became the second Swiss-born player to score for the club following on
from Marc Hottiger.
Swans @ SJP - all-time:
2014/15 lost 2-3 Perez, de Jong
2013/14 lost 1-2 Sh.Ameobi
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)
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Discarded duo on target
Sylvain Marveaux (Guingamp)
Marveaux started and scored
his first domestic goal of the
season in a 2-0 win at Caen in Ligue 1 on Saturday.
The midfielder struck in the 66th minute
but was subbed five
minutes later. His only previous strikes for Guingamp were a brace in a
Europa League tie last October.
Guingamp's season runs until May 22nd and they host Reims this coming
Gael Bigirimana, Shane Ferguson, Kevin Mbabu, Remie Streete, Haris
Vuckic scored again, his ninth of the season helping
Rangers salvage a point against Falkirk at Ibrox on Saturday coming from two
They travel to champions Hearts next Saturday having now secured a playoff spot, beginning on
Monday had seen Rangers U20s win 1-0 at Celtic, with Mbabu and Ferguson both
in the starting XI. Kevin completed the full 90 while Ferguson played for 66
minutes - his first action since September 2014.
Jamaal Lascelles, Karl Darlow (Nottingham Forest)
Darlow and Lascelles both played the full game as
Forest lost 1-2 at Ipswich Town on Saturday. Their final game for the club
comes at home to Cardiff
City on Saturday.
Senior Cup on Monday
The final of this season's Northumberland Senior Cup takes place at
St.James' Park on Monday, when 2014's beaten finalists Blyth Spartans
face a Morpeth Town side that eliminated Newcastle in the semi-final
Kickoff is at 7.30pm and entry can be gained by paying at East Stand
turnstiles, £6 adults and £3 concessions.
Should the scores be level after 90 minutes then 30 minutes of extra time will
be played and if no result has been achieved, the tie will be decided on
Northern League Morpeth stand between Blyth and what would be their
first county cup success since 1994, with the Croft Park side beaten finalists
no less than ten times over the last two decades.
Blyth's former Magpie Michael Richardson will be looking to increase his medal
haul in this competition, after success with Newcastle in 2011, 2012 and
Morpeth's former Newcastle reserve midfielder Ben Sayer meanwhile has scored
five times in his last four outings - supplying assists for six other goals
during that run.
Saturday's 1-2 home loss to Marine ended Blyth's chance of making the Northern Premier League
playoffs - although had they succeeded, then they'd have been in action again
just 24 hours after the Senior Cup Final.
on the road
belatedly recorded their first competitive victory of 2015 at Aston Villa
last week, Newcastle's U21 side are on the road again this coming Tuesday
Peter Beardsley's side face their Derby County counterparts at
Rams' Oakwood Training Centre in a 3pm kickoff. Note that this game
was previously advertised as being played at both Pride Park (aka iPro
Stadium) and Alfreton Town's North Street (aka Impact Arena).
Since winning 2-0 at St. James' Park earlier this
month, the Rams have lost 0-1 at home to both Reading and Blackburn Rovers.
McClaren: I turned
after giving "political" answers to media questions about
his future, Derby County boss Steve McClaren appeared at a fan Q &
A event (pictured above) on Thursday along with Rams Chief Executive Sam Rush.
Repeating many of his earlier answers, McClaren also made a new claim, that he
turned down the job of Newcastle United manager in January, following the
departure of Alan Pardew.
When quizzed about NUFC earlier in the day, McClaren had said only "that
there was an interest in December and January. We talked about that (in
press conferences) and in the end they didn't have a manager
There was no mention of the job offer at that stage and press interviews
from back in January include quotes calling interest from NUFC "pure
speculation" and that "I've heard nothing" about a
job offer from SJP.
PS: press enquiries to DCFC following McClaren's comment at the Q &
A prompted a further denial that there had ever been any approach for their
manager from NUFC.
on Trees/Trotters move
Latest quotes from John
"It’s very difficult, people want Adam Armstrong to play and it’s
a difficult situation for Adam because he’s a young player developing.
"We had a situation with Adam
Campbell+ not so long ago, where he got fast-tracked and he got thrown in and
everybody thought he was going to be the next Franco Zola, or whatever, and he
"It affected him. I don’t want the
same thing happening to Adam Armstrong.
"What Adam needs at this football club is to be out on loan – playing
in the Championship or in League One for a good season – and we almost let
him do that until Papiss (Cisse) got suspended.
"He was on his way to Bolton or
Forest. He needs a good season out on loan, in the Championship, banging
in goals, as part of his development.
"But because of the circumstances* we’ve
had to keep hold of him, keep him in the squad, and use him sparingly."
* as well as Cisse's stupidity, those circumstances include: Siem De
Jong's collapsed lung, Emmanuel Riviere's lack of quality and Facundo
Ferreyra's inability to get match fit.
+ regarding Adam Campbell, five substitute appearances totaling 54 minutes
over ten months hardly counts as being fast-tracked.
By contrast, Armstrong has already racked up 17 outings since his debut in
March 2014 and should have been loaned out last August - after featuring in
seven first team pre-season fixtures.
Instead though, a flawed transfer policy that failed to compensate for the
long-term absence of Cisse due to a knee injury from last April saw Armstrong
stay at SJP.
To say that his current situation is due to Cisse's seven match ban is
disingenuous, with yet another missed opportunity to bolster the forward line
back in the January transfer window.
Northern League: and then there were two....
Going into the final week of their season, the Northern League First Division title
is now a straight fight between two sides - Shildon and Marske
Shildon won their home meeting with
Durham City 3-1 on Saturday and now continue the title fight with a trip to Bedlington Terriers
on Wednesday, needing to win to become Champions.
He's already got the shirt (Sammy on
national team coach Stephen Keshi has told reporters that Newcastle's Sammy
Ameobi is in his thoughts, as he prepares to select a squad for the
forthcoming African Nations Cup qualifiers.
Placed in the same group as Egypt, Tanzania and Chad, Nigeria face the latter
side at home in June in the first of six qualifiers between then and September
Sammy represented the Super Eagles at U20 level in 2011 before switching to
England U21s. Still eligible to play for Nigeria, he spoke of emulating
brother Shola while watching him at the World Cup Finals in 2014.
Sunday's loss to Spurs saw Sammy make a 65th senior appearance as a Newcastle
player (29 starts) since his debut against Chelsea back in May 2011.
Strikes at Spurs and Hull this season got him off the mark in the Premier
League, adding to League Cup efforts at Scunthorpe and Morecambe.
Turning 23 next month, Sammy's current contract at United expires this summer
and as yet there's been no public acknowledgement of a new deal offer.
Various clubs including West Bromwich Albion, Everton and Real Sociedad have
been credited with interest in a player who remains both unpredictable and
inconsistent, seemingly resistant to coaching and guidance.
We'd still rather have him than Gouffran though.
Wooly gets the nod
Newcastle's Paul Woolston is in the England squad for the
European U17 Championships in Bulgaria next month as they attempt to defend
the title they won in 2014 - with fellow Magpie Freddie Woodman between the
The 16 year-old from North Shields is one of two 'keepers in an 18 man squad
who will face group stage games against Italy on May 7th, Netherlands on May
10th and the Republic of Ireland and Netherlands on May 13th.
The 16 team tournament then switches to a knockout format and runs through to
the final on May 22nd,
Group A: Bulgaria (hosts), Croatia,
Group B: Czech Republic, Slovenia, Belgium, Germany
Group C: Greece, Russia, Scotland, France
Group D: Republic of Ireland, Netherlands, Italy, England
Boycott: hit for six
Newcastle 1 Spurs 3
report is online here
the successful charity auction of John Alder's remarkable memorabilia
collection, one unique item has now been made available by his family - with
all monies raised benefiting the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.
Ordered by John but not published until after his tragic loss last year, his
subscriber copy of The Newcastle United Ultimate Who's Who book has
been signed by the Magpies squad and will be sold to the highest bidder.
If you're interested, please email your bid (currently standing at £777)
by Thursday 30th April.
Leicester City (a)
make their second visit of 2015 to the King Power Stadium on Saturday May
2nd, this time in a Premier League game that has a 12.45pm
Tickets remain on sale to season ticket holders.
NB: For anyone planning connections to pick up trains, buses or lifts,
please note that there's no metro service between Heworth and Monument all day
Saturday and Sunday. Metro timetables will be altered and number 900
replacement bus connect stations in the affected area.
details online here
Squad: Daryl Janmaat was unable to complete Saturday's game due to
sickness but should be OK to resume here.
Steven Taylor, Cheick Tiote, Massadio Haidara,
Curtis Good, Jak Alnwick and Rob Elliot remain unavailable but there's a
chance that Paul Dummett and Rolando Aarons could return to the squad, along
with phantom striker Facundo Ferreyra.
Sissoko is available after serving his two match ban but Papiss Cisse serves
the seventh and final match of his suspension.
Power match betting is online here
Newcastle to win @ 11/4
(NB: quoted odds were
accurate at the time of writing, but subject to fluctuation - click on the
link above to display current live odds).
LCFC: David Nugent may return
UK TV: Live
on BT Sport
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Canal+ Sport (France) +HD
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Foxtel Play (Aus)
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NBC Sports Live Extra (USA)
SportKlub 2 (Serbia)
Sportsnet Ontario +HD
SuperSport 3 Africa +HD
UK Radio: tbc
NE Radio: Live commentary on BBC Newcastle
Overseas Radio: Live commentary on talkSPORT
Magpies @ Foxes -
last 20 visits:
2014/15 lost 0-1
2009/10 drew 0-0
2003/04 drew 1-1 Ambrose
2001/02 drew 0-0
2000/01 drew 1-1 Speed
1999/00 won 2-1 Shearer, Ferguson
1998/99 lost 0-2
1997/98 drew 0-0
1996/97 lost 0-2
1994/95 won 3-1 Cole, Beardsley, Elliott
1992/93 lost 1-2 O'Brien
1991/92 won 2-1 Peacock, OG
1990/91 lost 4-5 Quinn 3, Peacock
1989/90 drew 2-2 Quinn, Gallacher
1986/87 drew 1-1 McDonald(pen)
1985/86 lost 0-2
1984/85 won 3-2 Carney, McCreery, Waddle
1982/83 drew 2-2 Keegan 2
1981/82 lost 0-3
1979/80 lost 0-1
(At Filbert Street until 2001/02)
Premier League fixtures:
Hull City v Liverpool (7.45pm)
Leicester City v Chelsea (7.45pm) Sky
Aston Villa v Everton
Liverpool v QPR
mackems v Southampton
Swansea City v Stoke City
West Ham v Burnley
Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion (5.30pm) Sky
Chelsea v Crystal Palace (1.30pm) Sky
Spurs v Man City (4pm) Sky
20:00 Hull v Arsenal (8pm) Sky
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Saturday 2nd May
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Swansea City 3
St. James' Park
Saturday 25th April
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Number of Newcastle games attended by NUFC.com in 2014/15:
Fixtures, Tickets etc.
The ticket office is on the first floor of the SJP club shop,
under the Gallowgate End towards the Strawberry.
Paid-for matchday ticket collections take place from the windows at the back of
the Gallowgate End Stand, above NINE Bar.
Matchday ticket sales are from the Box Office in the Milburn Stand, just up
the slope from the Sir Bobby Robson Statue.
SJP Box Office phone: 0844 372 1892*
(Open for away ticket sales and enquiries during the above Box Office hours).
* 0044 870 444 1892 from overseas
Online Box Office is available 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 same time.
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.
Coming to Tyneside - or getting away?
City guide, maps etc
Tue 28.04.2015 U21s v Derby County (a)
@ Oakwood Training Centre, 3pm. U21 Premier League.
Note yet another venue change.
U18s v Stoke City (a) @ Clayton Wood, 11am. U18 Premier League
Sat 02.05.2015 Leicester City (a) @ King
Power Stadium, 12.45pm. Premier League. ST holder
sale now (zero points) £35 adults, £31 over-65s/U22s, £22 U18s, £9 U12s, £7
U8s. Live on BT Sports.
Tue 05.05.2015 Blackburn Rovers (h) @ SJP, 7pm. U21 Premier League.
Note date change.
Sat 09.05.2015 Norwich City (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League
Sat 09.05.2015 West Bromwich Albion (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Premier League.Public sale
now (online), Mon 27.04.2015
(in person/by phone).
NB: engineering work on the QEII Metro Bridge over the Tyne
means that there's no service in either direction between Heworth and Monument
all weekend - replacement buses will run.
Mon 11.05.2015 West Bromwich Albion (a) @ The Hawthorns, 7pm. U21 Premier League.
Sat 16.05.2015 QPR (a) @ Loftus Road, 3pm. Premier League. ST
holder sale now, 25 points. Adults £45 and £40, Over 60s £40 and £35, U16s
£20 and £17. U8s admitted free when accompanied by adult £40 ticket holder.
NB: Around 550 seats in United's allocation are marked as 'Restricted View' and
have a reduced price.
Sun 24.05.2015 West Ham (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier League.
Ticket details tbc.
Fri 29.05.2015 to Sun 31.05.2015 Hong Kong Soccer Sevens @ Happy Valley.
Teams involved in the 16 team event will include NUFC, Stoke City, Leicester
City, West Ham, Aston Villa.
Pre-season fixture details tbc
Sun 26.07.2015 to Fri 31.07.2015
Northern Ireland Milk Cup.
Premier League starts on Sat 08.08.2015
Football League starts on Sat 08.08.2015
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sustainable methods available.
Confirmed NUFC UK live TV coverage:
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Leicester (a) @ 12.45pm
@ 42nd Street, Whitley Bay, NE26 1AW
£9.50 (inc. pie & peas) via 07814 717161
09.05.2015 Mick Harford & Joe Allon
@ Bill Quay Cricket Club, NE10 0TT. £15
(£100 table of 10) via Will 0787 2451717
Sat 16.05.2015 Steve Howey
@ Bedlington Market
Place Club, NE22 5TN
£15 (inc. supper/raffle tickets) via Diane 07759 787831 (Bedlington Town
Tue 02.06.2015 Pavel Srnicek, Mick Quinn & Terry McDermott
Lancastrian Suite, Lancaster Road, NE11 9JR. £45 & £25 via here
(Dunston UTS FC Benefit)
Sat 06.06.2015 Pavel Srnicek
@ Felling Cricket Club, NE10 9XD
£10 via Barry 07860 346905
Fri 19.06.2015 Philippe Albert
@ Lancastrian Suite, Lancaster Road, NE11
9JR. £40 & £20 via 07414 960956 or here
Fri 03.07.2015 Rob Lee
@ Wallsend Labour Club, Camberley Road, NE28 0PN.
£15 via Rob on 07538 291227
Magic Weekend @ SJP:
Salford v Widnes Vikings (2.30pm)
Hull FC v Hull KR (4.45pm)
Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors (7pm)
Catalans Dragons v Huddersfield (1pm)
St Helens v Warrington Wolves (3.15pm)
Castleford Tigers v Wakefield (5.30pm)
World Cup @ SJP:
The 20 team event runs from 18.09.2015 to 31.10.2015 with three games at SJP:
Sat 03.10.2015 South Africa v Scotland
Fri 09.10.2015 New Zealand v Tonga
Sat 10.10.2015 Samoa v Scotland
Mark Allison aka
Run Geordie Run
will embark on his latest and longest charity quest - from Lisbon to Istanbul
- in 2016.
Raising funds for The Children's Foundation and the Sir Bobby Robson
Foundation, Mark plans to complete the 3,580 miles in 100 days via Portugal, Spain, Andorra, France, Italy,
Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece & Turkey.
Mark is also planning further runs in 2018,
2020, 2022 and 2024 - by which time he hopes to have completed the remaining
13,642 miles of his 20K mile global lap.
International Magpies |
National Service |
2014/15 match date:
2015/16 match dates:
Thu-Tue 12-17.11.2015 (playoff 1 & 2)
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Whoops, He did it Again... |
The Sunday Sun's
report of the Swansea game deepens suspicions of rampant pro NUFC bias at
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
On This Day in History
Born Or Died:
Paddy Kelly born, Kirkcaldy, Scotland. (1997-98)
Defender/sweeper who signed for Celtic as a 14 year-old and played once
competitively for them (selected by Hoops caretaker boss Billy Stark at right
back against Dundee United in May 1997).
Made available on a free transfer soon after following the installation of Wim Jansen at
Parkhead, Paddy joined up with ex-Hoops coach Tommy Burns at SJP.
After appearing for United's reserve and junior sides, Paddy was loaned to
Reading in March 1998 and made his senior debut in English football at Portman
Road in a 0-1 Division One loss to Ipswich Town.
That loan move came about after the Royals appointed Tommy Burns as manager,
but Kelly soon returned to SJP and was released when his two-year deal ended in
Scotland with Livingston, later moves took Kelly to Raith
Rovers, Partick Thistle, East Fife and Cowdenbeath before a persistent back
problem led to him calling time on his playing career.
Kelly subsequently coached at Fife-based Scottish Junior side, Newburgh United.
1893 Middlesbrough Ironopolis (h)
1897 Third Lanark (h)
A friendly match, during which Newcastle witnessed at
first hand the talent of Lanark centre forward Jock Peddie,
even though he failed to score. A trial at United had
become a permanent signing by November.
1902 Bury (a)
Gray 2, Lamberton, Sagar
Disappointing end to the season but nevertheless, this
was United's highest ever league placing since joining the
league in 1893.
1904 St.Mirren (a)
Orr (pen), Howie, McWilliam
Goalkeeping debutant Bob Crumley was to make three
more appearances for United, but failed to keep a clean
sheet in any of them before returning to his native
This win meant that United now had to win at Middlesbrough to clinch the First Division title.
1906 Preston North End
1909 Aston Villa (a)
Wallace 2(1pen), Bache
The title had already been won before this penultimate
1911 Bradford City (n)
FA Cup Final Replay
Four days after a scoreless draw at The Crystal Palace,
the sides met again at Old Trafford, where Glaswegian
Jimmy Speirs got the winner.
Speirs then collected the cup and made a short speech to
the crowd before calling for three cheers in tribute to
1913 Aston Villa (h)
Stephenson, Wallace, Hampton
United finished the season a disappointing 14th as the
all-conquering side of the previous decade started to
1921 Glasgow Rangers
Testimonial Match for Tommy Cairns.
1924 Aston Villa (n)
FA Cup Final
United's first appearance at the new Empire Stadium
ended in triumph as two late goals won the FA Cup.
Reserve goalkeeper Bill Bradley played a vital role after
his surprise inclusion, as Frank Hudspeth lifted the cup
at a damp Wembley.
The Captain, The Cup and The Bill
1930 Derby County (a)
J.C.Robson 2, Ruddy
1947 Chesterfield (a)
The Spireites ran out winners at Saltergate thanks to
a goal from Ashington-born George Milburn - a cousin of
future Magpies legend Wor Jackie.
1950 Dundee (h)
Locally-born 'Dee manager George Anderson
brought his side to SJP for a match in aid of
Northumberland Aged Miners Homes.
Aston Villa (h)
Brennan, Davies 2, Hannah, Milburn,
The Magpies warmed up for the following Saturday's FA Cup
Final by ending their league programme in some style.
1954 Reading (a) scorers tbc
Two days after a season- ending 2-1 win at Chelsea, United made their debut at the Elm Park home
of the 3rd Division South side.
The Magpies provided the opposition in a joint testimonial match for long-serving
Royals pair Bill Livingstone and George Mark.
1958 Leeds United (h)
Despite guiding his side to victory on Tyneside in
this season-closing fixture, Leeds boss (and ex-mackem)
Raich Carter was promptly shown the door at Elland
1967 West Ham United
Hammers' left back Jack Burkett conceded an own goal to give
Joe Harvey's side the victory.
1975 Birmingham City
Defeat in Newcastle's last game of the season saw them
have to make to do with a 15th placed finish.
Norwich City (h)
A 6.30pm kick-off because two floodlight plyons were
in the process of being dismantled as part of the
flattening of the Leazes End didn't help
the attendance but it was still a poor turn-out to witness the
last rites of relegated United.
Alan Kennedy marked what would be his final Newcastle
appearance with a goal, while Stewart Barrowclough never
played for the first team again.
1980 Queens Park
Rangers (a) 1-2 (1-0)
Two future Magpies netted for the R's, while Brian Ferguson
scored the only goal of his
short career as a Newcastle player.
The reserves beat Sheffield United 4-0 at SJP, with Graeme Hedley's powerful free kick
opening the scoring.
The Boro midfielder was on trial with United and featured in a couple of
reserve games, but failed to impress manager Arthur Cox and soon returned to Ayresome
England U21s 1
Hungary U21s 0
European U21 Championship Qualifier
SJP once again hosted an international but United
failed to have any representation in the England lineup.
Future Magpies John Ryan, Paul Bracewell and John Barnes
did appear in a side selected by Terry Venables, while mackem Nick Pickering was roundly booed at every opportunity by
Toon fans. The rotters.
While SJP hosted the U21 game, United's reserves faced
Everton at Goodison.
Veteran defender John Craggs scored from the penalty spot
but the Magpies were beaten 2-1.
Manchester City (h) 3-1 (0-1)
Clarke(79), Roeder(81), Whitehurst(90)
Dave McKellar returned between the posts as Newcastle
successfully got their 8-1 defeat at West Ham out of their
United extended their unbeaten run in hicksville to
ten games, after Kevin Kilbane upended Craig Bellamy in
With Alan Shearer having already gone off with a calf
injury, Nobby Solano converted the spot kick and condemned
Mick McCarthy's rabble to their thirteen successive league
The Magpies survived a late scare when Kevin Kyle's header
was chalked off after Tore Andre Flo fouled Shay Given.
Although the red and whites claimed they'd been robbed,
that conveniently ignored the early effort from Shearer
that referee Steve Bennett ruled out for a similar
2005 The U18s ended their
league campaign on a winning note against Leeds United at a soggy Little Benton, thanks to a brace from
The midfielder grabbed his first goals at this level
at the start of both halves, sandwiching a Leeds response from
West Ham (a)
The Magpies snoozed in the sun for 35 minutes allowing
the Hammers to race into a two goal lead before we'd
crossed over the halfway line.
However, they recovered sufficiently before half time to
level the match and extend their unbeaten run to seven
games - Obafemi Martins lobbing Robert Green before Geremi
headed in via the shoulder of George McCartney, who was
credited with an OG.
Old boy Kieron Dyer featured on the cover of the match programme
but wasn't in the home ranks as his injury woes continued.
Parker however did play the full game for the home side,
while Nobby Solano made the
briefest of appearances as a last minute substitute for
the Hammers and
was greeted warmly by the travelling contingent.
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