Fulham (a) SOLD OUT (away
& mixed areas)
Crystal Palace (h) Public
Everton (h) Public sale now
Southampton (a) Member
Latest (KO 7.05pm):
Newcastle U18s 2 Chelsea U18s 1
Watching tonight is Alan Pardew, ahead of his FA ban kicking in.
Chelsea took the lead after 22 minutes through Dominic Solanki but United got
back on terms through Olivier Kemen, heading in from six yards as he jumped
with 'keeper Mitchell Beeney.
And the young Magpies went ahead in the 37th minute when Ruben Loftus-Cheek
gifted the ball to Adam Armstrong who hammering a low effort home.
Team: Woodman, Sterry, Gibson, Olley, McKinnon, Satka, Gilliead, Kemen,
Armstrong, Smith, Aarons.
Subs: Quinn, Pearson, Heardman, Drennan, Roberts.
CFC: Beeney, Ssewankambo, Conroy, Christensen, Aina, Colkett, Kiwomya,
Loftus-Cheek, Solanke, Boga, Brown.
Subs: Mitchell, Collins, Dasilva, Houghton, Musonda.
United's FA Youth Cup Quarter Final tie
against Chelsea takes place at SJP tonight. Kickoff
is at 7.05pm and admission can be gained by paying at East
Stand turnstiles - Adults £3, concessions £1.
Season tickets/memberships are not valid and in response to a few
queries received, you can't use Magpie Mover transport tickets to
travel to and from this tie.
A crowd of 3,500 attended the last home game in this competition and due to
turnstile congestion, some fans missed the opening 20 minutes of the first
half. If you're going, make sure you get there as early as possible.
As with other rounds in the competition, a result has
to be achieved on the night - via extra time and a penalty shootout if
necessary. There's no provision for replays.
Newcastle' U18s were granted a blank weekend ahead of the tie, but
Chelsea opted to stage a league game on Friday - losing 0-3 at home to
Victory over Chelsea would see Newcastle
enjoy home advantage in the opening
game of a two-legged semi-final tie
against Arsenal. The young
Gunners beat Everton 3-1 at the Emirates on Monday in their Quarter Final tie.
The Blues have made it to this
stage of the FA Youth Cup thanks to victories over Dartford (4-0) and Sheffield Wednesday
(4-1) at their adopted home of Aldershot. They were then followed by 2-0 success
at Cardiff City.
England U17 striker Dominic Solanke netted three in the win over Dartford
and one in each of the other ties for a Chelsea
side beaten by Norwich City in last year's final.
That came after lifting the trophy in 2010 and 2012.
This will be the second meeting of the two clubs in this competition,
following a Fourth Round tie back in 1999, when United drew 0-0
at Stamford Bridge before running out 2-1 winners in the replay at St. James' Park.
Newcastle's Youth Cup campaign this season began with a 2-1 win at
Barnsley, before a 4-0 home beating of the mackems and a 1-0 victory away to
Adam Armstrong has scored in every round for his total of four goals, while
fellow striker Jonathyn Quinn plundered a hat trick in the derby.
Mon 10.03.2014 Arsenal 3-1 Everton
Tue 11.03.2014 Newcastle v Chelsea
Wed 12.03.2014 Reading v Liverpool
Tue 18.03.2014 Fulham v Huddersfield Town
Semi Final (two-legged):
Newcastle/Chelsea v Arsenal
Reading/Liverpool v Fulham/Huddersfield Town
United's FA Youth Quarter Final record:
1961/62: North Shields (h) won 2-1 (won F)
1975/76: Bristol City (h) won 6-1 (lost SF)
1983/84: Everton (a) lost 1-2
1984/85: Coventry City (h) won 3-0 (won F)
1988/89: Arsenal (h) won 1-0 (lost SF)
1998/99: Nottingham Forest (a) won 3-2 (lost SF)
1999/00: Middlesbrough (a) lost 1-2
2005/06: Brighton (h) drew 0-0 (won on pens) (lost SF)
2006/07: Swindon Town (a) won 2-1 (lost SF)
2009/10: Crystal Palace (h) won 4-2 (lost SF)
2011/12: Blackburn Rovers (h) drew 2-2 (lost on pens)
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No firing squad - and back for the Gunners.
That was the message from Wembley today as a three man FA commission handed
Magpies boss Alan Pardew a seven game ban that will see him able to resume his
full duties against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in April.
Pardew's penalty for pushing over an ex-mackem has also risen from a
£100K club-imposed fine to £160K, but the fact that he's able to return to
pitchside this season will doubtless come as a crushing blow to his critics -
who would only have been satisfied to see the Newcastle manager hanging by his
plums from the Wembley Arch.
Having designated the case as "non standard", the FA were able to
impose punishment at their discretion and look to have come up with a
reasonable response to an incident that has been blown out of all proportion.
On that basis Pardew can thank messrs Savage, Shearer, Souness and many other
ex-footballers turned pundits, whose hysterical response may just have
persuaded the panel from bowing to external pressure, toning down the
punishment to one which was more readily accepted.
John Carver will deputise on the touchline for the seven games in question -
assuming he doesn't manage to get embroiled with any opposition players or
staff - while Pardew will tune in to coverage of our next three games (two of
which are at SJP) from outside the stadium.
Community coaching in the Crimea and being placed under house arrest at Joe
Kinnear's gaff were among alternative punishments we came up with, but it's
understood that Pardew's own personal penance will involve coaching at local
boys clubs - not self-defence classes though....
From the FA, Tuesday:
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew will serve a seven-match
suspension with immediate effect, subject to any appeal, after he admitted an
FA misconduct charge.
An Independent Regulatory Commission today
[Tuesday 11 March 2014] ruled the first three-matches imposed are a stadium
ban with the remaining four a touchline ban.
Pardew was also fined £60,000 and warned
as to his future conduct.
He was involved in an incident with a Hull
City player in the 72nd minute of the fixture on 1 March 2014.
"As I have made clear, I deeply regret the incident and again
wholeheartedly apologise to all parties for my conduct, which I understand was
"I will accept the punishment handed down by the FA today. My focus now
turns to preparing the team for this weekend's game against Fulham and
finishing the season as strongly as possible."
Sat March 15th Fulham (a) stadium ban
Sat March 22nd Crystal Palace (h) stadium ban
Tue March 25th Everton (h) stadium ban
Sat March 29th Southampton (a) touchline ban
Sat April 5th Manchester United (h) touchline ban
Sat April 12th Stoke City (a) touchline ban
Sat April 19th Swansea City (h) touchline ban
Mon April 28th Arsenal (a) (8pm)
And they're off!
If you don't want to know about our annual four-legged fulminations and
frustrations, then look away now....
Ruby, Ruby, Ruby!
orgy of tipping and supping otherwise known as the Cheltenham Festival
is now underway, with 27 races
taking place at the famous venue over
Thankfully, this year the weather shouldn't be an issue and the
current dry spell will see some good ground and fast racing.
Day 1: four tips, two winners, two second placed
Putting our faith in the
popular Ruby Walsh/Willy Mullins partnership provided instant dividends, as
our selection Vautour in the 1.30pm Supreme Novices Hurdle romped home
at 3/1. Paddy also refunded bets on the horses finishing second, third
and fourth in this race.
Our hunch that old favourite
Hurricane Fly wouldn't win The Champion Hurdle title for a third
time proved to be correct, but our selection My Tent Or Yours was
narrowly beaten into second on the line.
We were quickly back in the winner's ring though, thanks to another masterful ride
from Ruby Walsh. He timed his charge on Quevega perfectly to take the
OLBG Mares' Hurdle at @ 8/11 and delight the Irish hordes.
Our final fancy was Shotgun Paddy in the National
Hunt Chase and it stayed in contention right to the end before conceding to
Power Cheltenham betting
Regular readers will remember that the rule of thumb is usually to totally
discount our selections but occasionally we have bucked that trend, with a couple of
notable trebles in recent years (including a spectacular 561/1 treble) and some other well-priced winners.
All the races we're watching give a best price guarantee so if the starting
price is better than the odds we've taken, we'll get the higher of the two.
Good luck if you're having a flutter this week and remember that Paddy will be
offering plenty of money-back offers over the course of the Festival.
gong for Adam
Monday evening saw the annual Sport Newcastle Awards ceremony take
place at the Civic Centre, young Magpie Adam Armstrong carrying off the
Wor Jackie award for most promising Newcastle United academy product.
The 17 year-old striker won the Jack Hixon Trophy at the same shindig back
2013 and this year's accolade went to Magpies teenager Mackenzie Heaney.
Named after the famed local scout who "discovered" Alan Shearer, the
Hixon award is for Tyneside's most promising youngster.
Wor Jackie award winners:
2014 Adam Armstrong
2013 Sammy Ameobi
2012 Remi Streete
2011 Jak Alnwick
2010 Brad Inman
2009 Nile Ranger
2008 Kazenga LuaLua
2007 Andy Carroll
2006 Matty Pattison
2005 Paul Huntington
2004 Martin Brittain
2003 Peter Ramage
2002 Steven Taylor
2001 Shola Ameobi
2000 Gary Caldwell
1999 Michael Chopra
1998 Aaron Hughes
Jack Hixon Trophy winners:
2014 Mackenzie Heaney
2013 Adam Armstrong
2012 Alex Gilliead
2011 Adam Campbell
2010 Remi Streete
not Good news
A hip injury incurred during his senior international debut by Curtis
Good threatens to derail the remainder of his loan spell at Dundee United
- and places a doubt over hopes of making the Australian World Cup
The Melbourne-born defender was forced off the pitch while making his
Socceroos debut against Ecuador last week and wasn't missed out as the
Tangerines beat Inverness in the Scottish Cup Quarter Final on Sunday.
It's now reported that Good has returned to Tyneside for treatment and that
Newcastle medical staff have advised a recovery period of between four and six
Gosling: non runner
From the FA, Monday:
Newcastle United midfielder Dan Gosling has admitted an FA charge in
relation to multiple breaches of Rule E8(b) for misconduct in relation to
Gosling has requested a personal hearing, the date of which will be set in due
An update from the BBC asserts that the rule breaches Gosling admitted
don't involve betting on either his parent club Newcastle or previous loan
The Mirror newspaper provided further details:
Dan Gosling gave his betting
winnings to Newcastle United’s charity after being caught by the FA.
Midfielder Gosling has admitted to several
charges of gambling on football matches - unaware that he could not put money
on any game.
The former England Under-21 cap was
shocked to get the call and immediately handed over his records to the FA
investigators. He also decided to pass his winnings, of just under £5,000, to
the club’s foundation.
Gosling had been mainly backing Manchester
United to win in Champions League games and did not think he was breaking any
rules by betting on that market.
He has also been betting on accumulators,
including some Premier League games.
The rule in question excludes players from betting on matches or other
events (such as transfer of players, employment of managers, team selection or
disciplinary matters) in which they are participating or have any direct or
indirect influence on.
Stoke City striker Cameron Jerome admitted a similar offence in August
2013 and was fined £50K.
Following another enforced weekend off, Newcastle return to action on Saturday
by the banks of the Thames at Craven Cottage. Kick-off is at 3pm.
All 2,900 tickets for the away section have been sold and the adjacent
"mixed area" is now also a sellout.
Having beaten Aston Villa both home and away, victory over Felix Magath's side
would be their second double of the season - and a remarkable eighth win on
This part of SW6 though hasn't been a happy hunting ground for the club, with
Alan Pardew beaten on all three occasions he's managed us here and United
having lost four in a row since Joey Barton's late penalty conversion stole
three points back in December 2007.
Quite where Pardew will be watching this one remains to be seen, but it won't
be from the visitor's dugout....
NUFC: It's anticipated that Fabricio Coloccini feature after returning from
compassionate leave in Argentina.
News is awaited on the availability of Davide Santon, Loic Remy, Hatem Ben Arfa, Rob
Elliot and Sammy Ameobi.
Power match betting is online here
Newcastle to win @ 6/4
Newcastle to score in both halves @ 12/5
(NB: quoted odds were accurate at the time of writing, but subject to
fluctuation - click on the link above to display current live odds).
Former Magpie Damien Duff won't be involved due to a knee injury, while fellow
midfielder Scott Parker is doubtful with the same ailment.
While United had a two week break between games due to Everton's involvement in the FA Cup, the
bottom -placed Cottagers made it nine Premier League games without a win when
losing 1-3 at Cardiff on Saturday.
That means Fulham have failed to keep a clean sheet in the Premier League in
their last fourteen attempts.
On home turf this season, Fulham have lost ten Premier League games, winning
three and drawing one. It's no great shock to learn also that their goals
conceded at home tally of 31 is by far the worst in the division.
Beating Stoke 1-0 in October, Villa 2-1 in December and West Ham 2-1 on New
Years Day, they were held 1-1 by West Brom back in September.
Since the first day of 2014 though, Fulham have lost four home games in a row,
with the mackems, Southampton, Liverpool and Chelsea all collecting maximum
And before Christmas, Arsenal, Cardiff, Manchester United, Swansea, Spurs and
Manchester City were also successful on Stevenage Road.
Referee: Howard Webb - who acted as fourth official in United's last
game, at Hull. Webb has taken charge of successive 0-3 losses, at Swansea and
Last season we lost four out of five games that Webb refereed, the exception a
3-2 home win over Chelsea.
UK TV: None
6 Eren (Den)
Canal+ Sport (France)
Fox Sports 2 HD (Ned)
NBC Sports Live Extra (USA)
SuperSport HD2 Africa
SuperSport 5 Africa
TV3+ (Den) +HD
Viaplay HD (Den)
UK Radio: (Live commentary on Absolute Radio tbc)
Overseas Radio: Live commentary on talkSPORT
Local Radio: Live commentary on BBC Radio Newcastle
Travel: confirmation of post-match dry train services from London Kings
Cross is awaited.
With visits to Fulham, Southampton, Stoke, Arsenal and Liverpool still to
come, Newcastle have already notched up seven Premier League away wins this
One more would equal the eight Alan Pardew steered his side to during the
2011/12 season, while our record haul on the road remains nine in both 1993/94
And only a 0-3 defeat at Stamford Bridge spoils what is currently a 100%
winning record away from home in Saturday games this season for the
Aston Villa won 2-1
Cardiff City won 2-1
Manchester United won 1-0
Palace won 3-0
West Ham won 3-1
Chelsea lost 0-3
Hull City won 4-1
Toon away to Fulham - post-WW2:
2012/13: Lost 1-2 Ben Arfa
2011/12: Lost 2-5 Guthrie, Ben Arfa
2010/11: Lost 0-1
2008/09: Lost 1-2 Ameobi
2007/08: Won 1-0 Barton (pen)
2006/07: Lost 1-2 Martins
2005/06: Lost 0-1
2004/05: Won 3-1 Ambrose, Kluivert, Ameobi
2003/04: Won 3-2 Robert, Shearer 2
2002/03: Lost 1-2 Shearer
2001/02: Lost 1-3 Speed
1983/84: Drew 2-2 Beardsley, Keegan
1982/83: Drew 2-2 McDermott, Varadi
1981/82: Lost 0-2 (LC)
1979/80: Lost 0-1
1978/79: Won 3-1 Connolly, Withe, Shoulder
1967/68: Lost 0-2
1966/67: Lost 1-5 B.Robson
1965/66: Lost 0-2
1960/61: Lost 3-4 Allchurch, Hughes, Woods
1959/60: Lost 3-4 Eastham, Hale 2
1955/56: Won 5-4 (FA) Casey, Keeble 2, Milburn, Stokoe
1951/52: Drew 1-1 G.Robledo
1950/51: Drew 1-1 Walker
1949/50: Lost 1-2 Milburn
1947/48: Lost 0-3
1946/47: Won 3-0 Bentley, Wayman
Latest Premier League results/fixtures:
(all 3pm kick-offs unless specified)
Cardiff City 3-1 Fulham
Crystal Palace 0-1 Southampton
Norwich City 1-1 Stoke City
West Bromwich Albion 0-3 Manchester United
Chelsea 4-0 Spurs
Hull City v
Manchester City (12.45pm) BT
Everton v Cardiff City
Southampton v Norwich City
Stoke City v West Ham
mackems v Crystal Palace
Swansea City v West Bromwich Albion
Aston Villa v Chelsea (5.30pm) Sky
United v Liverpool (1.30pm) Sky
Spurs v Arsenal (4pm) Sky
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Issue 288 of the Mag is now on
sale in all Tyneside newsagents, featuring last season’s NUFC accounts, fans
forum, JFK programme notes, away fans fund, some football and of course Alan
Pardew going head to head.
Copies can also be bought online (only £3 plus postage) in The
Mag Shop, or visit the main Mag website here
Romain Amalfitano (Dijon)
A 2-2 draw at Auxerre in Ligue 2 on Friday was achieved without the on-loan
toon winger, who remains injured.
Jonas Gutierrez (Norwich City)
Another blank day for Jonas, who missed the Premier League visit of Stoke City
on Saturday. Since moving to Carrow Road, he's made just two
Mehdi Abeid (Panathinaikos)
A resounding 4-1 home win
over Aris in the Greek Super League on Saturday featured 21 year-old Mehdi,
who is under contract at Gallowgate until 2016.
An injury to left back Mitch Hancox gave Fergie his first Championship
start since November. However he was unable to prevent QPR posting a 2-0 win
at St.Andrews, lasting 73 minutes before being replaced.
The hip problem that afflicted Curtis on
his senior debut for Australia on Tuesday ruled him out of
Sunday's Scottish Cup trip to Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
James Tavernier/Haris Vuckic (Rotherham United)
Oldham Athletic (a) League One, Tuesday.
/ Adam Campbell (St.Mirren)
Dundee United (a) SPFL, Sat March 15th.
interest in this season's FA Vase ended on Saturday, as a goal from ex Magpies
reserve Dennis Knight gave West Auckland a 1-0 Quarter Final win in front of
over 1,000 fans at Dunston UTS.
Down in Leicestershire meanwhile, Newcastle Benfield also bowed out following a
0-1 loss to St.Andrews.
First Leg - Sat 29.03.2014:
Sholing v Eastbourne United
West Auckland Town v St Andrews
Second Leg - Sat 05.04.2014:
Eastbourne United v Sholing
St Andrews v West Auckland Town
Mike off the mark!
An otherwise unremarkable Tuesday in August
2009 has taken on added significance for Mike Williamson, with each
passing year extending his personal goal drought.
The thirteenth and most recent strike of the defender's career came for Watford
in a 4-2 Championship success against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground over
four years ago, shortly before his move to Tyneside.
Since then there have been near misses, blocks on the line and strikes against
the goal frame - plus two OGs at the other end (in FA Cup ties at Stevenage and
Brighton) ...but that duck remains resolutely unbroken.
In all competitive matches, it's now 128 games since Willo last got on
the scoresheet - all but two of those coming in the colours of Newcastle.
And counting only Premier League appearances for United, Hull marked the 93rd
barren game that Mike has featured in, extending his lead on previous club
rivals Jose Enrique (85), Alan Smith (52) and Peter Ramage (51).
He's still got some way to go if he's claim the all-time NUFC club record
Bobby Cowell (1943-56) 409
Alf Maitland (1924-30) 163
James Nelson (1930-35) 160
Tony Whitson (1906-19) 146
Dave Davidson (1930-37) 145
Andy McCombie (1904-10) 131
Just like the scenes that greeted Bob Moncur and Frank Clark when they
eventually found the net, Willo's long overdue first goal will be celebrated to
(All stats refer to outfield players only, obviously).
Shola in their sights
Before setting off for friendlies in the USA
ahead of their Brazil World Cup campaign, Nigeria are to play a warm-up game
against Scotland at Fulham's Craven Cottage.
Gordon Strachan's side will face the Super Eagles on Wednesday May 28th and Shola
Ameobi will doubtless hope to win another cap, having scored in a 2-2 draw
with Italy at Craven Cottage back in November.
to the Bay
Newcastle confirm that they have agreed to concede home advantage in their Northumberland Senior Cup
semi-final tie against Whitley Bay.
Accordingly, the Seahorses will host United U21s at Hillheads on Monday
March 17th. Kickoff is 7.30pm.
This decision was announced following the Northern League's home game against
Crook Town, Magpies coach Peter Beardsley among those
present for a 1-1 draw.
Last year's finalists Bay last faced United in the Senior Cup at the same
stage in 2010, running out 3-1 winners over a side including Paul Dummett in
front of 774 fans.
The other semi-final sees Ashington face Blyth
Spartans at Woodhorn Lane on Tuesday March 18th (7.30pm).
NB: The rules of this competition dictate that if scores are level after 90
minutes, then a replay is staged.
FSF free fanzine
recent work on ticket price reductions, safe standing and other topics of
interest to travelling fans, the Football Supporters Federation (FSF) have
compiled "away fans matter" - a free PDF newsletter online
PS: The FSF are also running an away fan survey based on attendance at
games during the current season. If you'd like to help, this can be completed online
Toffees date set
Confirmation of a new date for United's Premier League home game against Everton
has now arrived and the Toffees will visit SJP on Tuesday March 25th.
Kick-off is 7.45pm and the game will not be shown on live TV in the UK.
That leaves our fixture list looking like this, with all the games below 3pm
kick-offs, except where indicated:
Sat March 15th Fulham (a)
Sat March 22nd Crystal Palace (h)
Tue March 25th Everton (h) 7.45pm
Sat March 29th Southampton (a)
Sat April 5th Manchester United (h)
Sat April 12th Stoke City (a)
Sat April 19th Swansea City (h)
Mon April 28th Arsenal (a) (8pm)*
Sat May 3rd Cardiff City (h)**
Sun May 11th Liverpool (a)
* on the assumption that
the Gunners don't overturn a 0-2 deficit this Tuesday in the away leg of their
Champions League tie against Bayern Munich.
Were Arsenal did advance, then our Emirates trip would move again, with
scope to be televised on Saturday April 26th or Sunday April 27th -
depending on the fate of other Premier League sides in that competition.
** Still subject to alteration for live TV.
Hull City 1
less than two months in the job, Andy Thorn has been sacked as
Kidderminster Harriers manager after a disastrous run of results by the
Ex-Magpies defender Thorn took charge at Aggborough early in 2014 and earned
praise after his new side were beaten 0-1 by the mackems in the FA Cup.
However a run of just one win in seven league games coupled with a change
of chairman saw Thorn ousted - a 1-5 defeat at a
Cambridge side managed by Toon old boy Richard Money ultimately sealing his
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The SJP Box Office is currently in the Milburn Stand, a short distance up
the slope from the Sir Bobby Robson Statue.
Paid-for matchday ticket collections take place from the windows at the back of
the Gallowgate End Stand, above NINE Bar.
SJP Box Office phone: 0844 372 1892*
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Tue 11.03.2014 U18s v Chelsea (h) @ SJP, 7.05pm. FA Youth Cup Sixth Round.
Live on Chelsea TV.
Pay at East Stand
turnstiles on the night (season tickets are not valid).
Sat 15.03.2014 U18s v Manchester United (h) @ Little Benton, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Sat 15.03.2014 Fulham
(a) @ Craven Cottage, 3pm. Premier League. SOLD
Mon 17.03.2014 U21s v Whitley Bay (a) @ Hillheads, 7.30pm. Northumberland Senior Cup Semi-Final.
Tue 18.03.2014 U18s v Blackburn Rovers (h) @ Little Benton, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Thu 20.03.2014 Robert Lee talk-in
@ Stormont Main Club, Wrekenton. Tickets
£12 (including curry & rice). Proceeds to Wrekenton Nou Camp JFC.
Bookings: via Keith Simpson on 07930 485952.
21.03.2014 U21s v Liverpool (a) @ Anfield, 7pm. U21 Premier League.
Sat 22.03.2014 U18s v smoggies (a) @ Hurworth, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 22.03.2014 Crystal Palace (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. Public sale
Tue 25.03.2014 Everton (h)
@ SJP, 7.45pm. Premier League. Public
sale now (online), Thu 13.03.2014 (by phone/in person).
26.03.2014 U21s v Manchester United (h) @ Whitley Park,
7pm. U21 Premier League.
29.03.2014 U18s v Leicester City (h) @ Little Benton, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Sat 29.03.2014 Southampton (a)
@ St. Mary's Stadium, 3pm. Premier League. Member
sale now, £37 adults,
£33 OAPs /17-21 years, £22 U17s, £12 U11s.
31.03.2014 U21s v Stoke City (h) @ Whitley Park,
1pm. U21 Premier League.
Sat 05.04.2014 U18s v Arsenal (a) @ Arsenal Training Centre, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 05.04.2014 Manchester United (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. Ticket
Sat 05.04.2014 U21s v Southampton (a)
@ St. Mary's Stadium, 3pm. U21 Premier League.
Thu 10.04.2014 U21s v Arsenal (h) @ Whitley Park, 1pm. U21 Premier League.
Note new date.
12.04.2014 U18s v Chelsea (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 12.04.2014 Stoke City (a)
@ Britannia Stadium, 3pm. Premier League. Ticket
Mon 14.04.2014 U21s v Manchester City (h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm. U21 Premier League.
Tue 15.04.2014 U18s v
smoggies (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 19.04.2014 Swansea City (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. Ticket
Ongoing: Toon Times exhibition @
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Square, Newcastle NE1 4JA. Free entry. (runs until 05.10.2014)
Hong Kong Soccer 7s:
Fri 23.05.2014 to Sun 25.05,2014.
Northern Ireland Milk Cup:
Sunday 27.07.2014 to
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None currently scheduled
FC are offering a £5 saving on Conference Premier League
home games for NUFC season ticket holders this season.
On production of their ST card, fans pay £9 for adult admission while
an adult and junior can attend for £11 via an existing offer allowing
accompanied U16s entry for £2.
(all 3pm KO
Sat 22.03.2014 Lincoln City
Sat 29.03.2014 Braintree Town
Sat 05.04.2014 Tamworth
Fri 18.04.2014 Southport
Sat 26.04.2014 Cambridge United (5.30pm)
Thu 29.05.2014 @ Village Hotel, North Tyneside. Fairs Cup 45th
anniversary dinner £45 on sale now. Further details/bookings via Bill Bruce on 07753 573613.
Live Music @ SJP:
Kings of Leon + support acts tbc. Tickets 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:
01.01.2014 Traveling Fan Packages
01.02.2014 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
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International Magpies |
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Future international dates:
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)
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,Fri,Sat 12,13,14.11.2015 (playoff 1)
Sun,Mon,Tue 15,16,17.11.2015 (playoff 2)
Coxy's Cockup Corner |
Whoops, He did it Again... |
From the Daily Mail:
were generous to a fault, even into injury-time, when substitute Ryan
Gosling and Paul Dummett combined to present Anita with his first Premier
than an assist, surely he should have been nominated for a best supporting
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
On This Day in History
Born Or Died:
1930 Tommy Casey
Northern Irish international who appeared in the 1958 World Cup Finals in
Sweden along with Magpies Dick Keith and Alf McMichael.
Having being signed from amateur side Bangor and brought to England on a free
transfer by Leeds in 1949, Casey spent two years with Bournemouth before
joining Newcastle at a cost of £7,000.
Nominally a left-side midfielder, Casey won an FA Cup Winners medal in 1955
when deputising for the injured Charlie Crowe.
After leaving Tyneside in 1958 after the World Cup for Pompey, Casey appeared
for Bristol City, Gloucester City and Inter Roma in Canada.
1965 saw him coaching Swansea, before returning to his native Northern Ireland
to take charge of Distillery.
Back in England in 1972, Tommy took the post of Assistant Manager at Everton then
a similar role at Coventry City.
A stint as Grimsby Town boss ended in 1976 and he later coached KR Reykjavik (Iceland)
and Harstaad (Norway) before setting up as fishmonger in Portbury, near
Casey also took charge of the Northern Ireland youth side at one stage. He
passed away in January 2009.
Scottish international right back who came from Hibernian with Ralph
Callachan going to Easter Road in exchange.
Brownlie won seven full caps between 1971 and 1975 including a 1-0 loss to England in front of over 119,000 fans at Hampen Park.
However his career was blighted by injury, the most severe of which was a
broken leg sustained while playing for Hibs against East Fife in January 1973
that saw him sidelined for a year.
While at SJP he sported a curly
perm that later grew out and was accompanied by a 'tache. He was one of a
number of Toon players based in Morpeth, where his bright orange Ford Capri
was a familiar sight.
Goalscoring was a rarity, John's first coming in a crazy FA Cup tie
at Colchester, on a night when fellow full back Wes Saunders also broke his
duck in front of goal.
He then galloped upfield to shoot home at the Leazes End in a home game against Oldham in March 1982, the
visitors wearing an awful orange away strip.
Brownlie then repeated the feat in the final home game that season against
Wrexham, with an identical run and finish in what proved to be his last United
The following season saw him move on to Boro after a contractual
bust-up just before Keegan's arrival, John Craggs making the opposite journey
a short time later as right back cover.
However Brownlie made only a dozen league appearances during his time at
Ayresome Park going on loan to Finnish side Valaudus.
Spells at Hartlepool United, Berwick Rangers, Blyth Spartans and Ashington followed before a move back
over the border in 1987 to become assistant boss at Cowdenbeath.
Brownlie later took charge at Central Park before two periods as assistant at
Clyde were separated by a brief unsuccessful stint in charge of Meadowbank
He later coached youngsters at East Stirlingshire and Raith, becoming Arbroath
boss in September 2000 - a position he held for three years.
In late 2006 Brownlie was spotted back at East Stirlingshire in a coaching
role, taking over as caretaker boss in February 2008.
Now retired, John lives in the village of Whitecross near Linlithgow.
1978 Albert Luque
According to Graeme
Souness, this waste
of a pair of boots
was bought by
Shepherd & Son
rather than the
claimed he was told
Luque would cost
£2.5m but the actual
deal was reported as
was only marginally
worse value for
money than the £8m
lashed out by
Souness on Jean
Beginning his career in the "B" teams of Barcelona and Real Mallorca,
Luque was capped at U21 level by Spain and loaned out to Malaga in 2000.
Appearing for Spain at the 2000 Olympics in Australia (at football in case of
doubt), he was sold to Deportivo La Coruna two years later and won his first
full senior cap against South Africa at the 2002 World Cup Finals.
Appearing against Newcastle in both legs of the Intertoto Cup tie at the start
of the 2005/06 season, Luque moved to SJP in late August - just before Michael
The Spaniard debuted in a home defeat to Manchester United - with an
interpreter present on the touchline - before going off to play two games for
He then lasted just 35 minutes of his second appearance (at home to Fulham)
before being stretchered off with a hamstring pull.
That kept him out until late November, after which he made intermittent
appearances in the first team as Souness departed and Glenn Roeder took over as
Luque's first goal came in our famous victory at the mackems after arriving as
a sub and chipping the 'keeper to complete the scoring - an event soon
commemorated in song: ("4-1! even Luque scored!").
He then ended his first season as a Magpie by netting against Celtic during the
Alan Shearer testimonial - then scoring our first goal of the campaign at home
to Lillestrom in the Intertoto Cup the following July.
Despite converting a penalty in a friendly match with PSV @ SJP however, he
faced an uphill struggle for a first team shirt.
That was due to niggling injuries, a lack of pace and ineffectiveness in the
Premier League - in short he just wasn't suited to playing English domestic
This realisation caused Roeder to look elsewhere and after a doomed pursuit of
Dirk Kuyt, Obafemi Martins and Antoine Sibierski appeared, whilst Guiseppe
Rossi came in on loan from Manchester United.
Luque did stage a brief comeback with two long-range strikes against Liverpool
on his reserve debut in October 2006 and then made it back into the first team
for the UEFA Cup trip to Palermo.
His third and final competitive goal as a Magpie gave us a 1-0 victory in
Sicily, as he nodded in a James Milner cross and looked almost as stunned as
his team mates - and the 180 travelling punters present.
After failing to make it off the bench for a League Cup tie at Watford barely a
week later though, the writing was on the wall for Luque and a mooted loan move
to PSV in January 2007 stalled over wage demands.
Remaining at SJP and making occasional first team appearances, Luque scored
twice in a home pre-season friendly win over Celtic - after which new Magpies
boss Sam Allardyce revealed he'd tried to sign him from Deportivo when in
charge of Bolton.
That second honeymoon didn't last though - despite another penalty conversion
at home to Juventus.
After watching from the subs bench as new signing Alan Smith scored against
Sampdoria and Marc Viduka strutted his stuff, Luque was sold to Dutch side
A decent start to life in Amsterdam soon descended into oblivion however, as
injuries and a dressing room bust-up followed.
Allowed to leave on loan before the start of the 2008/09 season, Luque returned
"home" to one of his former clubs, Malaga.
That seemed to be to his liking and the deal was made permanent a year later,
when he was granted a free transfer by Ajax.
However, injury disrupted his involvement in the 2009/10 season and Luque's
32nd birthday arrived with just four Primera Liga starts and one goal to his
His continued absences meant Albert only appeared 18 times for Malaga before being
released in January 2011 after which he retired. He's since occasionally
appeared as a TV football pundit in his homeland.
Opinion on Tyneside remains divided as to whether Luque, Marcelino or Xisco
hold the title of our worst-ever Spanish acquisition.
1994 Billy Ions born Ashington.
Academy forward who was released by the club in Summer 2012.
1893 Annbank (h) |
Reay 5, Thompson
Scottish opposition for this friendly, who Harry Reay beat almost
single-handedly. As well as the five he scored, he had two other efforts
1905 Wolves (h)
Appleyard, Rutherford, McWilliam
1907 Maidstone (a)
Appleyard 2, Hardinge, Gosnell, Orr
1908 Preston North End (h)
The one chance to impress that centre forward Alex McCulloch was
given in his year at United went begging.
1922 Bolton Wanderers (h)
Debut for Charlie Spencer, at centre half.
1930 Burnley (a)
Cape, Devine, Lang
1933 Sheffield Wed (h)
Allen 2, McMenemy
1939 Sheffield Wed (h)
Successful debut for Arthur Frost, who continued a rich vein of
scoring that had seen United vie with many clubs to sign him from New Brighton. However after four more games, the
imminent war ruined his career.
1950 Derby County (h)
Mitchell, Corbett (pen)
The visitors goal was scored by Jackie Stamps, who had been signed
for the Rams just before the outbreak of war by former United player
A bar in Derby bore his name for some time, in commemoration of his Rams scoring
prowess, with a prominent notice banning anyone attempting to enter
wearing a football shirt...
1959 Portsmouth (a)
A rearranged midweek visit to Fratton
Park saw Bill Curry finally complete a hat trick for the Magpies - having scored
twice in a game on five previous occasions, without going one better.
Manchester United (h) 1-1 (1-1)
Former Red Devil
Albert Scanlon netted as he faced his old side for the first time since moving
1967 Manchester United (h) 0-0 (0-0)
A fine display by the home side against the league leaders almost produced a
win, Wyn Davies hitting the crossbar and Peter Noble having an effort
1970 RSC Anderlecht
Fairs Cup 4th Round
A depleted defence saw United struggle in Brussels, with David
Craig and Frank Clark absent and Bob Moncur hobbling
with a knee problem.
The double-winning Gunners were dispatched at SJP with
Supermac scoring his 22nd of the season and Jinky Jim coming off the
bench to net.
Manchester United (h) 2-2 (1-2)
McGhee, Burns (pen)
One of three brief substitute appearances for South African -born
striker Andy Parkinson.
QPR (h) 1-2 (0-0)
A dreadful display from Jim Smith's side saw the side he quit three months
earlier leave SJP with an easy win, to aid their relegation fight.
First team hopefuls Darren Huckerby and Paul Brayson scored our goals in a 2-1 Pontins
League victory over Oldham's Reserves.
Graham Taylor's relegation -bound Hornets kept United as bay until Kevin Gallacher shot home at the Gallowgate End, for
his second goal in as many games and third in our colours.
NUFC.com match report
2001 Alan Shearer broke down in training
after playing two comeback games since a
knee operation. This latest
setback heightened fears that his playing career could be over.
2002 Two goals in three second half
minutes from Shola Ameobi and Brian Kerr beat Bolton Reserves 2-1 at
NUFC.com match report
Inter Milan (a)
Champions League Group Match 11
Our Champions League hopes weren't quite dead and buried but this draw
left us needing a miraculous set of results in the final group
United led twice through Shearer as his side
enjoyed fantastic support from an estimated
10-12,000 fans massed behind the goal we attacked in the second half.
Unwanted items lobbed onto us at the San Siro included; coins,
pebbles, spittle, urine and a flare which thankfully didn't cause serious
Future Mags Martins & Emre played for Inter.
NUFC.com match report
Real Mallorca (h)
UEFA Cup 4th Round
An incredible night at St. James' Park.
Exactly how United managed to escape
from this one 4-1 winners remains a
of the game gone Newcastle had stuttered and spluttered and
were behind to a Correa goal. Four goals in 17 minutes
however turned the game on its head and paved the way for a
place in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup.
Craig Bellamy got
us back on terms after 67 minutes, Alan Shearer headed our
second a couple of minutes later, Laurent Robert made it 3-1
with an outlandish free-kick and Titus Bramble volleyed in a
spectacular fourth as things went from the sublime to the
Mallorca received eight yellow
cards, two of those for Edu Moya who left proceedings with seven minutes
to go. Future Barca star, Samuel Eto'o looked distinctly average.
NUFC.com match report
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