General sale now
Burnley (a) Member sale now
Member sale now
& Arsenal (a)
Man U (a)
Saturday sees our old pal 'Arry Redknapp come ap norf to noocarsel for an
old-fashioned 3pm kick-off. The last remaining tickets are on public
Newcastle go in search of a sixth successive win in all competitions, which
would emulate the best run under Alan Pardew's managerial reign, achieved back in March and
A patched-up home defence will also look to record their fourth
clean sheet in a row. Since Emmanuel Adebayor found the net at White Hart Lane, United have gone 342
minutes in all competitions without conceding a goal (252 minutes in the
Premier League only).
That's our best run since the 411 minutes that the team clocked up
during April 2012 (which were all in the PL).
Squad: Davide Santon, Gabriel Obertan, Siem De Jong, Cheick Tiote and Rolando Aarons
all remain sidelined, while Fabricio Coloccini and Mehdi Abeid have now joined the injured list.
There is optimism that both
Steven Taylor and Emmanuel Riviere will return to the squad after unspecified
Youngster Callum Roberts has been included in the squad for the first time -
although it remains to be seen whether he actually makes the bench or is
"19th man" to get some experience of a senior team atmosphere.
The 17 year-old winger broke into the reserve side last season and netted
against Liverpool at Anfield, repeating the feat at SJP earlier this month in a
victory over Aston Villa.
With Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa also out due to a hamstring problem (although there
seems no possibility that he would have been recalled from AS Roma if he was
fit) United brought Remie Streete back from Port Vale.
The 20 year-old will provide cover in the continued absence of Curtis Good,
while fellow rookie Lubo Satka remains on the fringes and a reserve team
6/1 Ayoze Perez first scorer in game @ 6/1 First goal to be an own goal @ 16/1
Moussa Sissoko to score in a 1-0 win @ 50/1
quoted odds were accurate at the time of writing, but subject to fluctuation -
click on the link above to display current live odds).
Don't forget: there's still the chance to win a pair of sought
-after VIP tickets for the derby match at SJP next month by
clicking online here
QPR:To follow. Old boy Joey Barton is
fit again but Adel Taarabt and Ale Faurlin remain unavailable.
On the road this season, the R's have lost all five games with 0-4 defeats at
Spurs and Manchester United, 1-2 losses at Southampton and Chelsea and a 0-2
reverse at West Ham. Charlie Austin netted both of their goals.
That all means that QPR's last top-flight away win came at Southampton in March
2013, when Loic Remy was among the scorers in a 2-1 victory.
Chris Foy - second outing this season for the whistler from St
Helens, following the 0-4 reverse at Southampton.
Pub Watch: Fitzgeralds, 60
In terms of pub locations, "Fitzy's" is hard to beat. It's
situated on elegant Grey Street - by far the city's most stunning thoroughfare
in terms of architecture - it's also within walking distance of the
prestigious Theatre Royal and close to the Quayside.
The pub itself continues to grow in popularity after an extensive
refurbishment and buzzes with activity all day, every day. Listed in
the Real Ale Guide, it offers an ever-changing list of guest beers handpicked
by its customers, and it boasts a wide selection of good food.
Not only is it a place where people love to be seen during the day - it's most
definitely a great night out, too.
details of this and the 20 other locations that make up the Sir John
Metro: No scheduled service disruptions
Soccerbus: Details of the X50 Soccerbus linking the Metrocentre
Coach Park and the X40 Great Park & Ride connecting from the north
of the city are online
here UK TV: None
Astro SuperSport 2 / HD2 (Malaysia)
beIN Sports Connect Arabia
Canal+ Yomvi (Spain)
DIRECTV Play Latin America (Argentina)
Fox Sports (Australia) (red button) GO Sports 5 (Malta)
Gol Stadium (Spain)
NBC Sports Live Extra (USA)
QQ Sports Live (China) Sky Mexico Sportsnet World (Canada)
NE Radio: Live commentary on BBC Newcastle
2012/13 won 1-0 Sh.Ameobi 2011/12 won 1-0 Best 2009/10 drew 1-1 Harewood 1995/96 won 2-1 Beardsley 2 1994/95 won 2-1 Kitson, Beardsley 1993/94 lost 1-2 Allen 1988/89 lost 1-2 Ranson 1987/88 drew 1-1 O'Neill 1986/87 lost 0-2 1985/86 won 3-1 Beardsley, Reilly, McDonald 1984/85 won 1-0 Reilly 1982/83 won 1-0 Keegan 1981/82 lost 0-4 1980/81 won 1-0 Waddle 1979/80 won 4-2 Shoulder, Withe 2, Cassidy 1977/78 lost 0-3 1976/77 won 2-0 Burns, Cannell 1975/76 lost 1-2 Gowling 1975/76 won 2-1 T.Craig, Gowling (FAC) 1974/75 drew 2-2 Tudor, Macdonald 1973/74 lost 2-3 Tudor 2 1968/69 won 3-2 Burton, Dyson, Gibb
Latest Premier League fixtures:
(3pm unless specified)
Sat 22.11.2014: Chelsea v West Bromwich Albion
Everton v West Ham
Leicester City v mackems
Manchester City v Swansea City
Stoke City v Burnley
Arsenal v Manchester United (5.30pm)Sky
Sun 23.11.2014: Crystal Palace v Liverpool (1.30pm) Sky Hull v Spurs (4pm)Sky
Aston Villa v Southampton (8pm)Sky
2014/15 season Magpie
Mover tickets remain available to NUFC season ticket holders. Priced
at £20 (£21 by post) they allow free travel on buses, Metro,
trains & ferries in Tyne and wear for three hours before and after
competitive home first team games. Order online
Who's Who on sale
orders for club historian Paul Joannou's latest book can now be made direct
from the publisher online
Books cost £32.50 and various payment methods are available for anyone
unwilling to pay online, while the publishers are attempting to offset the
considerable postage charge by offering limited drop offs and pick ups
wherever possible - more details are on the site.
Page shop on St.Andrews Street, Waterstones by the Monument and in the
Metro Centre and The Evening Chronicle all now have copies in stock.
Appeal - the publishers are struggling to contact these subscribers,
please can anyone who knows these people ask that they email@example.com
Nicola Atkinson, West Midlands
Deborah Brown, location tbc
Stephen Hurst, Tynemouth
Gordon Young, Wallsend
U18s: Devils at the double
Manchester United U18s 2
Newcastle U18s 0
A goal in each half from Marcus Rashford condemned Newcastle's youngsters to
defeat on a damp Friday evening at Altrincham's Moss Lane ground.
The Manchester-born striker turned 17 last month and shot his side ahead on 39
minutes his 20 yard effort looking to deceive visiting 'keeper Paul Woolston.
Rashford then doubled his side's lead six minutes before full time, converting
a free kick with a low shot from outside the area.
That completed a league double over the Magpies for the Red Devils, following
their 3-2 win on Tyneside in August.
Having marked his return from injury by scoring at Victoria Park for the
U21s last month, striker Adam Campbell is heading back there on loan to
The 19 year-old joins up with the League Two basement side for a month and is
reunited with former Newcastle reserve coach Willie Donachie, who recently
joined the backroom staff to assist manager Paul Murray.
during which he may face fellow Toon loanee Jonathyn Quinn when 'Pools host
Blyth Spartans in the FA Cup.
Since debuting for United's first team in 2012, Campbell has spent time on loan
at Carlisle United, St. Mirren and Fleetwood Town.
Magpies currently on temporary assignment
Hatem Ben Arfa (Hull City)
Spurs (h) Premier League, Sunday
Marveaux (Guingamp) Rennes (h) Ligue 1, Saturday
Jamaal Lascelles, Karl Darlow (Nottingham Forest) Wolves (a) Championship, Saturday
Adam Campbell (Hartlepool United) York City (h) League Two, Saturday
Tom Heardman (Gateshead)
Torquay United (a) Conference, Saturday
Jonathyn Quinn (Blyth Spartans) Kings Lynn Town (h) Northern Premier League, Saturday.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (AS Roma) The defender sustained a hamstring problem while on international duty and
is expected to be out until early December.
Returning to SJP this Saturday as QPR's current Director of Football, Les
Ferdinand will have Newcastle on his mind again next March when he appears
at a talk-in.
Friday March 27th sees the former Magpie favourite in conversation at the
Lancastrian Suite in Dunston and tickets are on sale now here,
priced at £40 and £60.
have a pair of VIP seats up for grabs, and to be in with a chance of
winning them, email
us here with the answer to the following question:
The image above was taken in October 1995 as United crushed JFK's Wimbledon
6-1. Sir Les scored three times but we'd like you to tell us who was keeping
goal for the Wombles by the time he completed his hat trick.
date is Sat Nov 29th @ 3pm, subject: Les. No purchase
necessary. Prize is of tickets only. No transport, refreshments, bribes etc.
will be paid. Those choosing their own subject line will be disqualified.
MJK Sports also have further stocks of replica 1984 Newcastle shirts signed by
Kevin Keegan and available both framed and unframed. Find more details here
Premier passions: Common
A pre-arranged meeting between Newcastle and Sunderland followers at a neutral
location on Wednesday night resulted in no arrests or injuries, with only an
outbreak of common sense to report.
No bus convoys or special metros were scheduled and the police helicopter was conspicuous
by its absence, as fan groups from NUFC and SAFC gathered in Gateshead to
discuss the upcoming derby match on December 21st.
Having inadvertently united both sides of the Tyne/Wear divide by advocating a
so-called "bubble match" last January, Northumbria Police presided
over this joint meeting of two groups who previously met separately.
Both groups were established in 2014 following an invitation from the police to
interested parties, with informal gatherings taking place where both sides can
communicate directly on whatever matters arise.
So far this has included discussion on derby match policing policy, the issue
of peaceful protest by fan groups inside and outside SJP, concerns over pyro
devices and ongoing dialogue regarding away travel.
Wednesday's meeting saw unanimous agreement to work together under the slogan
of "a Derby to be proud of", highlighting positive aspects of the
rivalry and building on the thawing in relationships following the MH17
There's an open invitation to anyone wishing to attend future fan group/police
meetings, with supporters aged between 16 and 25 particularly
Meetings take place quarterly on weekday evenings at a location in Newcastle.
to get involved.
(For the avoidance of doubt, these meetings aren't related to Newcastle
United's fans forum initiative).
PS: a warts-and-all reminder of derby day has been captured in a short
film that can be viewed here
Northern Premier League side Blyth Spartans confirm that ex-Newcastle
midfielder Michael Richardson has now signed on the dotted line at Croft
Now 22, Michael was released by United last season having got as far as the
first team bench during four years at SJP, but failing to make a competitive
A succession of loans saw him appear for Leyton Orient, Gillingham and
Accrington Stanley, making a combined total of 24 appearances and finding the
Richardson joins fellow former Magpie Alex Nicholson at Croft Park - plus
current NUFC loanee Jonathyn Quinn - and is available to face Kings Lynn today
Having watched from the bench as his side qualified for the African Nations
Cup Finals by beating Egypt at the weekend, Papiss Cisse was included
in Senegal's final qualifier on Wednesday against Botswana.
Andt he Magpies striker scored his side's second midway through the first half
in Dakar, collecting a low centre from the right and taking a touch before
rifling his shot home. Senegal went on to win 3-0.
Elsewhere, a 0-0 draw for Ivory Coast against Cameroon was enough for Cheick
Tiote's side to confirm their place at the finals - although the United
midfielder wasn't in their squad due to injury.
Also missing out was fellow Magpie Mehdi Abeid, whose Algeria side had already
ensured their spot before a meaningless 2-0 defeat by Mali on
Following the expulsion of original hosts Morocco, the Finals will go ahead as
scheduled between January 17th and February 8th 2015 in Equatorial Guinea.
They qualify as hosts, along with Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde,
Congo Brazzaville, DR Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, Senegal,
South Africa, Tunisia and Zambia. Nigeria missed out.
Tue 18.11.2014 Whitley Bay 6-4
Town (aet) Wed 19.11.2014 Morpeth Town 3-2 WA Celtic (aet)
Tue 25.11.2014 Blyth Spartans v Ashington
United return to Whitley Park on Monday for an U21 Premier League Cup
tie against Crewe Alexandra. That has a 7pm start and has to be
settled on the night, via 30 minutes extra time and penalties if needed.
whom the bell tolls
Interviewed by Mihir Bose of the London Evening Standard, United boss Alan
Pardew has spoken about the pressure he's under - and confirmed that
Fabricio Coloccini won't feature against QPR, West Ham and Burnley due to
Alan Pardew has been fighting fires at Newcastle all season. It is apt,
then, that during our interview at a London hotel the fire alarm goes off.
A friendly member of staff whispers in his ear that there is nothing to
worry about — it’s only a drill — but back in the North East goodwill
towards the Newcastle manager has been in short supply.
Having started the season with the bookies making his team 7-5 to finish
in the top 10, by the last week of September the club were bottom of the League
with only three points.
Then Newcastle owner Mike Ashley told a journalist from the Independent
that defeat by Stoke in the next match would mean the sack for Pardew. Ashley
later tried to pass it off as a joke and, although Newcastle lost, Pardew did
Since then, the club have been unbeaten, winning their last five games.
They are now one point behind Arsenal and two behind a Champions League place.
But that has not appeased sections of the fanbase. The SackPardew.com
website is continuing its campaign to oust the boss, who will complete four
years at St James’ Park next month.
“I have never been into the website,” says Pardew. “When the
website started somebody said to me it was quite an organised website. It wasn’t
like a nine-year-old on the computer sort of saying, ‘I don’t like Pardew’.
It was much more serious than that.”
So it is, with detailed analysis of Pardew’s record as manager such as
that in each campaign there was at least a third of the season where his win
ratio was between 14 and 29 per cent. But Pardew says: “You just have to stay
with your philosophy, believe what you do is right.”
So did Ashley have no intention of sacking Pardew?
“I would never know if there was. There was enough in the background
that I had done at the club that made the owner stick with me. He made me feel
confident. I was confident going into the next period of games when we managed
to turn it round.”
But, even as Pardew savours this moment, he admits:
“It’s certainly been the most difficult time for me in Newcastle. The back
end of last season [14 League defeats between January and May] spilled over
into this season when we sold Yohan Cabaye and did not have a replacement.
“We were a bit unlucky at the start. Against Aston Villa and Crystal
Palace, we should have won but we lost (we drew both games).
"It looked to our fans that we were in reverse. So it was tough. Some of
the personal jibes were hurtful. You can’t disguise that. But you have to be
resilient, particularly as a Premier League manager. You have to ride the
“I’ve had a few [setbacks] in my career and not just in Newcastle. In
the Championship at West Ham, we really had some tough days. I remember losing
to Tony Pulis’s Stoke and being run off the park at Wigan.
“Against Millwall, I lost 4-0. Can you imagine the West Ham manager
losing 4-0 to Millwall and surviving? That steeled me for what’s happened in
Newcastle. Your credibility, your respect everything goes out of the window.
You have to fight to get it back.
“I’m quite good at getting over games. I try not to put the pressure
which is on me on to the players, my staff and certainly not my family. You
have to be quite single-minded and focused in what you are doing.”
Only Arsene Wenger, with his 18 years at Arsenal, has been at a Premier
League club longer than Pardew has been at Newcastle and less than a third of
managers across all four divisions have had at least two seasons at their
“What is disturbing is that I am probably about the fourth or fifth
longest serving [manager] in the country, and that includes the First and
Second Divisions and the Championship,” says Pardew. “Those leagues are
spiralling out of control for managers, and young managers are struggling to
One of the challenges for Pardew this season has been finding a
replacement for Cabaye in the withdrawn No10 role, a position Pardew has used
since he was at Reading.
“Sometimes I play that system with a striker, sometimes with a
midfielder. Last year Cabaye had massive success in the first half of the
season. Moussa Sissoko has grown comfortable in that role and he’s probably
one of the big reasons why we have picked up.
“He is not a Cabaye. He’s got a different role. Cabaye was the
intelligence of the team, Moussa is like the battering ram. He’ll make a run
that blows the back four apart. The goal he scored against Manchester City
Cabaye wouldn’t have got.”
Pardew rates that 2-0 win over Manchester City in the Carling Cup as the
moment when, “We made people sit up a little. I don’t think anybody saw it
coming apart from us. I told them in the dressing room we could win.”
What really excites Pardew is that Newcastle are developing players who
may play for England.
“Newcastle is a great area but we haven’t produced many players over
the last 10 years. For the first time we are seeing real buds of success, local
boys, something we are very proud of. We are no longer just a French team.
“We have Freddie Woodman, Adam Armstrong, Rolando Aarons who are all
highly rated by England. I am not saying these guys are going to be future
England internationals but they have a chance. Paul Dummett is already a Welsh
international, Sammy Ameobi has played for the Under-21s.”
So what are Pardew’s hopes for the rest of the season?
A note of caution comes into his voice. “We have so many young players
we are not sure how good they are going to be. We have had serious blows
through injury this year. Our biggest signing, Siem de Jong, has played one
game [as a 70-minute substitute]. Fabricio Coloccini will miss the next
“He’s a terrific presence on the pitch, not only a leader of men but
he has a great way of leading. He never looks ruffled and gives that assurance
to the team. In a pride of lions, he is the lion sitting on the hill looking
over his brood, so losing him is going to be a blow.”
This may explain why Pardew will not look too far ahead. Next month
Newcastle play Tottenham in the Capital One Cup quarter-final, when they will
return to White Hart Lane, where they won 2-1 in the League last month.
Pardew adds: “We got to the quarter-finals of the Europa League but in
domestic cups we’ve been poor and I’d like to do a lot better.”
A room with a view
Following the positive feedback when we gave away a couple of prototypes last
month, Tyneside-based firm Aurora now proudly present a range of unique
acrylic artworks based on an aerial view of St.James' Park.
Exclusive to NUFC.com, these are available either as an A3 size
single image piece or four separate A4 pieces that combine to create a
Featuring polished edge panels with no visible fixings create a three
dimensional effect that one of our competition winners termed, "absolutely
A3 works cost £40 and the A4 ensemble is £70 and for
orders made before Christmas, buy both for £95. Prices don't include
delivery but can be shipped at cost or collected free of charge from the
factory in NE23. Orders/enquiries via 0191 2146474 or email here
PS: Aurora are also licenced to reproduce works by local artist
John Coatsworth and have pieces featuring the SJP-themed painting, Going
to the Match here
FAYC: The clash
A cynical decision by the
host club has left Toon fans unable to attend the
FA Youth Cup Third Round
tie against Millwall next month.
The Lions rejected pleas from United for an early kick-off at the Den and the
game will go ahead with a 3pm kick-off on Saturday
With the possibility of extra time and penalties - not to mention the
difficulties of getting across London - that precludes anyone from seeing the
tie and also attending United's Premier League visit to Arsenal at 5.30pm.
The tie sees Newcastle's youngsters making the first visit at any level by the
club to Millwall's current home in South Bermondsey since it was opened back
Tickets will be available on the day as follows:
Barry Kitchener Stand (£5 adults, £1 U16s)
Executive Lounge (£10 adults, £5 U16s)
Sat 22.11.2014 QPR (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Premier
League. Public sale now.
U21s v Crewe Alexandra (h) @ Whitley Park, KO 7pm. U21 Premier
U18s v mackems (h) @ Little Benton,
11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 29.11.2014 West Ham (a) @ Boleyn Ground, 3pm, Premier League.
SOLD OUT. Allocation: tbc.
Mon 01.12.2014 U21s v Blackburn Rovers (a)
@ Leigh Sports Village, 7pm. U21
Pay on the gate, £4 adults, £2 concs, U16s
Tue 02.12.2014 Burnley (a) @ Turf Moor, 7.45pm, Premier League.
Member sale now. £40 adults, £25 over-65s / 18s-21s, £18 U18s. Allocation:
U18s v Stoke City (h) @ Little Benton,
11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 06.12.2014 Chelsea (h)
@ SJP, 12.45pm. Premier
League. Member sale now.
Live on BT.
Mon 08.12.2014 FA Cup Third Round draw live on
Sat 13.12.2014 Arsenal (a)
@ Emirates Stadium, 5.30pm, Premier League. SOLD OUT.
Allocation 2,000. Live on Sky Sports.
Mon 15.12.2014 U21s v West Bromwich Albion (h)
@ Whitley Park, 1pm. U21
Premier League. Note KO alteration. Wed 17.12.2014 Spurs (a)
@ White Hart Lane, 7.45pm, Capital One Cup Quarter Final. SOLD
OUT. Allocation 4,200.
Sun 21.12.2014 mackems (h)
@ SJP, 1.30pm. Premier
League. Ticket details awaited. Live on
Fri 26.12.2014 Manchester United (a)
@ Old Trafford, 3pm, Premier League. SOLD OUT.
Live on BT.
Sun 28.12.2014 Everton (h)
@ SJP, 4.15pm. Premier
League. Ticket details awaited.
Live on Sky Sports.
Thu 01.01.2015 Burnley (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Premier
League. Ticket details awaited.
Capital One Cup
Tue 16.12.2014 Derby v Chelsea Sky
Tue 16.12.2014 Sheff United v Soton
B'mouth v Liverpool Sky
Tottenham v Newcastle
Capital One Cup Round Dates:
QF w/c 15.12.2014 SF(1L) w/c 19.01.2015 SF(2L) w/c 26.01.2015 Final Sun 01.03.2015
FA Cup Round Dates:
3rd Round w/e of 03.01.2015 4th Round w/e of 24.01.2015 5th Round w/e of 14.02.2015 6th Round w/e of 07.03.2015 SF Sat 18.04.2015/Sun 19.04.2015 Final Sat 30.05.2015
FA Youth Cup Round Dates:
3rd Round by 20.12.2014 4th Round by 17.01.2015 5th Round by 31.01.2015 6th Round by 21.02.2015 SF1 by 07.03.2015 SF2 by 21.03.2015 Final 1 tbc Final 2 tbc
U21 Premier League Cup Dates:
Round of 32: no later than 08.12.2014 Round of 16: no later than 05.01.2015 QF: no later than 02.02.2015 SF: no later than 02.03.2015 Final: no later than 30.03.2015
Travelis the public face of the Newcastle United Travel Plan, aimed to help fans attend games using the most efficient and
sustainable methods available.
Confirmed NUFC UK live TV coverage:
NUFC Live on Sky Sports:
Arsenal (a) 5.30pm Sun 21.12.2014 mackems (h) 1.30pm
Sun 28.12.2014 Everton (h) 4.15pm Sat 17.01.2015 Southampton (h) 5.30pm
NUFC Live on BT Sport:
Chelsea (h) @ 12.45pm Fri 26.12.2014 Manchester United (a) 3pm Sat 31.01.2015 Hull City (a) 12.45pm
(Live games selected up to and including Sun 01.02.2015)
FC are offering a £5 saving on Conference Premier League
home games for NUFC season ticket holders. On production of their current ST card, adult
admission to the Tyne and wear Stand is £10.
Sat 29.11.2014 Dover Athletic (3pm) Fri 26.12.2014 FC Halifax Town (3pm) Sun 04.01.2015 Wrexham (3pm) Sat 24.01.2015 Welling United (3pm)
Northern Premier League side Darlington
1883 operate a similar scheme, with NUFC season ticket holders gaining entry to
their league games for £6 - a saving of £3.
League games: Sat 22.11.2014 Clitheroe (3pm) Sat 29.11.2014 Lancaster City (3pm) Sat 20.12.2014 Radcliffe Borough (3pm) Fri 26.12.2014 Scarborough (3pm)
(NB: home games are staged at Bishop Auckland FC's Heritage Park home)
League Magic Weekend @ SJP:
Salford Red Devils v Widnes (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)
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
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.
Paul Woolston (England U17s):
Fri 28.11.2014 USA (a) FR Sun 30.11.2014 Brazil (n) FR Tue 02.12.2014 Australia (n) FR
(Nike Cup in Sarasota, FL, USA)
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 :
What's this all about then? Click here
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
On This Day in History
Born Or Died:
1983 Peter Ramage
born, Ashington. (2005-08)
a youngster, Peter was a centre forward and his initial trial at United as a
teenager came after scoring for Berwick Rangers.
However, he was persuaded to play at centre half and impressed sufficiently to
be given a place at Newcastle's Academy.
Rammy made his first team debut as a sub in the club's 100th European tie, a
4-0 home win over Olympiakos in March 2005.
He then started his first Premier League fixture later that season at full
back, in the intimidating setting of Old Trafford.
Appearing during the reigns of messrs Souness, Roeder and Allardyce, Peter was stretchered off while playing under the latter at the
smoggies in August 2007.
Offered a contract extension by Kevin Keegan, Peter opted to leave SJP on a
Bosman free in search of first team football - the last of his 69 appearances
coming at Everton in May 2008.
That season closer saw him replace Steven Taylor for the final seconds of the
game, before throwing his shirt to the away fans and departing amid a great
Rammy joined QPR and scored the first senior goal
of his career in a 1-1 draw with Blackpool at Loftus
Road in August 2009. The following month saw him return to his former
home ground when the R's visited in the Championship,
but he remained on the bench as an unused substitute.
He did make it on to the field against us in the final game of that
season, but was red -carded in the fixture at Loftus Road.
And Peter's woes continued in the following campaign when he was sidelined with a
serious knee injury in September 2010.
A loan deal in August 2011 saw him join Championship
side Crystal Palace, where he played in the same Eagles
side as former Magpie colleague, Darren Ambrose.
Ramage returned to Loftus Road only to be loaned out again,
this time to Birmingham City until the end of the season
but was soon back at Selhurst Park.
Signing a one-year
deal for Palace in August 2012, he helped the Eagles
gain promotion back to the Premier League, scoring four times in the
Loaned to Barnsley for the 2013/14 season after one further outing for the
Eagles, Peter returned to Oakwell on a three month loan during October 2014 -
and promptly netted on his second Tykes debut.
1947 Cardiff City (h)
Division Two Milburn 2, Shackleton, Stobbart
56,904 An opening goal from Milburn after ten seconds paved
the way for a comfortable win.
The crowd witnessed an exhibition of trickery from Shack including
attempts to play 1-2's with a corner flag and sitting on
the ball in the manner later emulated by Kenny Wharton.
1952 Manchester United
Division One Keeble, G.Robledo
33,528 Our second visit to Old Trafford in as many months,
following an earlier 4-2 loss there in the Charity Shield.
1958 West Bromwich
Division One Allchurch
51,636 A debut for John Mitten, son of manager Charlie
Mitten. Rather cruelly he was given the job of penalty
taker on his debut and missed one.
A midweek home friendly didn't do United much good, coming in
the middle of a five game losing league run.
1969 Coventry City (a)
Division One Hunt(pen)
31,825 Sandwiched between our Fairs Cup double header
against Porto was this poor display at Highfield
1975 Norwich City (a)
Division One Nulty 2
19,036 Geoff Nulty's brace made it four matches unbeaten at Carrow Road for United.
Cambridge United (h) 1-0
Division Two Bird
20,004 There was a debut for Gary Nicholson as United moved
to seventh spot in Division Two, thanks to John Bird's effort.
Division Two McNeil(23)
15,941 Wrexham hero was goalkeeper Dai Davies, who saved Alan
Shoulder's penalty. One fan staged a centre spot
sit-in and was led away to a chorus of boos.
1986 Chelsea (a)
Division One A.Thomas(43,69), Beardsley(74)
14,544 A magical afternoon that culminated for some of us in
a celebratory open top bus ride down Oxford Street to
serenade startled seasonal shoppers with the "Blaydon
Races". Drink had most definitely been taken.
Darren Huckerby travelled to Coventry City for talks after the two
clubs agreed a £1m fee. He quickly signed.
Premier League Barnes(55,75)
Two goals from John Barnes secured the points - one a rare headed goal from the former England
Manchester City (h)
52,159 Third time unlucky for Kevin Keegan as he and his
Manchester City side lost their third game in a row on
Tyneside, failing to find the net yet again. NUFC.com match
Premier League 41,660 Our record of eight defeats in a row at Stamford
mercifully ended, as JFK took his side there to grind out a point
and duly did so.
As we pointed commented though, "this is
a tale of reduced circumstances, as we glorify in a 0-0 draw, having never crossed the halfway line in anger." NUFC.com match
2010 Defender Mike Williamson was charged with
violent conduct following an incident involving Bolton's Johan Elmander in
the 1-5 thumping at the Reebok.
This came just days after a similar process was used to retrospectively
punish fellow Magpie Joey Barton for an indiscretion during the home game
against Blackburn Rovers.
The FA also confirmed that the red card shown to Fabricio Coloccini at the
Reebok would earn him a three match suspension.
After losing their unbeaten league record for
the season with a 0-3 reverse at the hands of the mackems,
Newcastle's second string again found themselves very much second best at Darsley Park.
Regular reserve watchers were excluded from a 0-4 loss to Everton at the
training ground, but those unable to gain admittance could count themselves
fortunate on this occasion to have saved themselves the bother.... NUFC.com match report
Maritimo (Portugal) (h) 1-1 (1-0) Europa League GSM5 Marveaux(23) Fidelis(79)
Despite failing to record the hoped-for victory,
Newcastle made it through to the Last 32 of the Europa League.
Sylvain Marveaux scored his first senior goal for the club but a late
leveller from substitute Fidelis knocked United off the top of the group - the same player almost winning it
in added time. NUFC.com match report
2013Having provided the
opposition for the last game at their old ground six months earlier, a Magpies XI
returned to Consett as the Steelmen christened their new £3m
Belle View home.
Peter Beardsley turned out and Adam Campbell and Jamie Cobain scored for United
in a 2-1 win on the artificial pitch. NUFC.com match report