Swansea (h) /
Cardiff (h) Public
box office info
The club's box office will be open this coming weekend for the sale of tickets for the Swansea City and Cardiff City home
games as follows:
Good Friday: 10am-5pm
(Box Office located upstairs in SJP club shop)
(Box Office located in Milburn Stand near SBR statue)
Easter Monday: closed
at it again
after the first leg in Crete, a 3-0 home win by Panathinaikos on Wednesday was
enough to see off OFI and ensure a place in this season's Greek Cup Final.
The Athens side took just 20 minutes of the second leg to cancel out OFI's
lead, with on-loan Magpie Mehdi Abeid bagging his eight goal in all
competitions for the Greens.
Mehdi and his current team mates will learn the identity of their final
opponents later on Wednesday when the other semi-final concludes, current
holders Olympiakos taking a 2-1 lead to PAOK.
And although their hopes of winning the league title are long since over,
third-place Panathinaikos are already assured of a place in the end of season
playoffs, where the second Champions League spot is decided from the teams
finishing second, third, fourth and fifth.
James Tavernier/Haris Vuckic (Rotherham United)
Peterborough United (h) League One, Friday.
Nottingham Forest (a) Championship, Saturday.
/ Adam Campbell (St.Mirren)
Hibernian (h) SPFL, Saturday.
Jonas Gutierrez (Norwich City)
Liverpool (h) Premier League, Sunday.
Romain Amalfitano (Dijon)
A 2-2 home draw with Metz in Ligue 2 on Monday featured the United winger
for the first 77 minutes.
(Dundee United) (injured)
If the Aussie defender can recover from a hip injury, then there's the prospect of another cup final appearance to add to his CV,
following an outing for Bradford City against Swansea City in
the 2013 League Cup Final.
The Tangerines will face St.Johnstone in
the Scottish Cup Final on Saturday May 17th, staged this season at Celtic Park due to
rebuilding work at Hampden Park.
Kick-off times have now been confirmed for the Schalke 04 tournament
involving United in August as follows:
Sat Aug 2nd 3pm CET and 5pm CET
Sun Aug 3rd 3pm CET and 5pm CET
NB: On the basis that any drawn game in the tournament proceeds to a
penalty shootout after 90 minutes, that second kick-off time may be pushed back
(CET is one hour ahead of UK time)
The Bundesliga club have now placed tickets on public sale to all fans without any
specific segregation details, but confirmation is awaited as to whether NUFC
will receive an allocation to sell direct to their fans.
PS: to all those asking, we have no information as yet whether other
NUFC pre-season games will be scheduled in or around Germany before or
after this tournament.
Wed 18.06.2014 Premier
League fixtures published.
Sat 16.08.2014 Premier League opening fixtures.
This Saturday sees the Swans migrate to
Tyneside for a 3pm kickoff, with their three season stay in the
Premier League still under threat - although a second successive win at SJP
would strengthen their hand considerably.
And were that to happen, then Alan Pardew would acquire another unwanted
record for his expanding collection; namely that of the first United
manager to lose five successive Premier League fixtures.
present he shares the four defeat total with Kenny Dalglish (1997/98), Graeme
Souness (2004/05) & Kevin Keegan (2007/08) and himself (2011/12). That
most recent one saw the fourth loss racked up at Stoke following defeat at
Southampton and ended with a 3-0 home victory over Wigan.
(We also lost four on the bounce in both 2007/08 & 2008/09 seasons under
United last lost five league games in succession during March and April 1992,
when Kevin Keegan's attempts to stave off relegation to the third tier
faltered - only for that 1-0 home win over Pompey to end the sequence.
And in terms of top flight seasons, 1986/87 saw us reel off six First Division
defeats in a row around the festive season under the guidance of Willie McFaul.
is the end, my friend.... well sort of.
The final-ever edition of The Mag will be on sale from street
sellers around SJP on Saturday, as well as from local newsagents.
After 25 years, commercial pressures mean that issue 289 will be the last
paper copy and the fanzine is continuing online only.
The final issue is also on sale here for
just £3 with
free postage in the UK.
Loic Remy hopefully back, Mathieu Debuchy not ruled out and Moussa Sissoko no chance was the update
post-match on Saturday.
The severity of
the injury that caused Steven Taylor to be substituted during the second half at Stoke is unclear,
while the availability of Sammy Ameobi, Gabriel
Obertan and Sylvain Marveaux is awaited.
Power match betting is online here
not to score @ 5/2
(NB: quoted odds were accurate at the time of writing, but subject to
fluctuation - click on the link above to display current live odds).
Jacks will come to Gallowgate minus Chico Flores, who is suspended following
his red card during Sunday's 0-1 home defeat by Chelsea.
Visiting boss Garry Monk goes looking for the first away win - and clean sheet
- of his managerial career so far, having taken just two points from a
possible 15, as a result of drawing at Stoke and Arsenal.
Beaten at Liverpool, Everton and Hull under Monk, their trio of away wins came
in the first half of the season under previous Michael Laudrup - at West
Bromwich Albion, Crystal Palace and Fulham.
On the road this season, City have scored as many as Newcastle (26) but
conceded three fewer (16 vs 19).
Chris Foy - fourth appointment this season involving Newcastle,
following a 1-0 home win over Fulham, 1-0 win at Spurs and 0-0 draw at Norwich.
UK TV: None
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beIN Sports Premier League HD (SE Asia)
C+ Futbol (Spain) +HD
Fox Sport 2 HD (Ned)
GO Fox Sports
GO Sports 6 (Malta)
LTV Sports 2 (Cyprus)
NBC Sports Live Extra (USA)
QQ Sports Live (China)
Setanta Sports 1 (Ireland)
SuperSport Select 2 (Africa)
TV3+ (Denmark) +HD
UK Radio: None
NE Radio: Live commentary on BBC Newcastle
Overseas Radio: Live commentary on talkSPORT
Metro: No scheduled engineering
The Magpies go
into this game without a goal in their last 360 minutes of play - and
just one in in 540 minutes of the artless slop that passes for football
round our way.
And the sad truth of our form in 2014 is that in seven games we've scored twice
at home - and the mackems managed three in their single visit to
home games to play, United have managed to score just 19 times in the
Premier League at SJP to date - with five of them in one game, against Stoke
Just 8 of the 19 have come in the first half of games, while the
"end" split is 16/3 in favour of the Gallowgate, with Leazes End
spectators seeing just Yohan Cabaye's shot against Liverpool, a Yoan Gouffran
back header against West Brom and Loic Remy's Boxing Day opener against the
Potters - seven home games ago.
Our lowest seasonal total in the Premier League to date is 22 (reached in
1997/98 and 2006/07), while last season and the 2008/09 relegation campaign saw
PL home scoring record to date 2013/14:
23, Dummett 56
68, Remy 89
2, Gouffran 38
36 Sissoko 57
44,56 Gouffran 48
Cabaye 66 Cisse 80pen
Swans @ SJP - all-time:
2012/13 lost 1-2 Ba
2011/12 drew 0-0
2009/10 won 3-0 Harewood 2, Lovenkrands
1994/95 won 3-0 Kitson 3 (FAC)
1983/84 won 2-0 Beardsley, Wharton
1980/81 lost 1-2 Rafferty
1979/80 lost 1-3 Shoulder
1964/65 won 3-1 Penman 3
1963/64 won 4-1 Hilley 2, Taylor, Thomas
1962/63 won 6-0 Fell 2, Suddick 2, Thomas, og
1961/62 drew 2-2 Leek, Allchurch
1952/53 won 3-0 Davies, Keeble, Mitchell (FAC)
1946/47 drew 1-1 Woodburn
1938/39 lost 1-2 Clifton
1937/38 won 1-0 Imrie
1936/37 won 5-1 Rogers 2, Smith 2, Pearson
1935/36 won 2-0 Connelly, J.Smith
1934/35 won 5-1 Cairns 3, Imrie, Murray
1914/15 drew 1-1 McCracken (FAC)
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Remaining Premier League fixtures/result:
(3pm unless specified)
Arsenal 3-1 West Ham
Everton v Crystal Palace (7.45pm)
Manchester City v mackems (7.45pm)
Spurs v Fulham (12.45pm) BT
Aston Villa v Southampton
Cardiff v Stoke Cardiff City
West Ham v Crystal Palace
Chelsea v mackems (5.30pm) Sky
Norwich City v Liverpool (Noon) Sky
Hull City v Arsenal (2.05pm) Sky
Everton v Manchester United (4.10pm) Sky
Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion (8pm) Sky
Southampton v Everton (12.45pm) BT
Fulham v Hull City
Stoke City v Spurs
Swansea City v Aston Villa
West Bromwich Albion v West Ham
Manchester United v Norwich City (5.30pm) Sky
mackems v Cardiff (Noon) Sky
Liverpool v Chelsea (2.05pm) Sky
Crystal Palace v Man City (4.10pm) Sky
West Ham v Spurs (12.45pm) BT
Aston Villa v Hull City
Manchester United v mackems
Stoke City v Fulham
Swansea City v Southampton
Everton v Manchester City (5.30pm) Sky
Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion (1.30pm) Sky
Chelsea v Norwich City (4pm) Sky
Crystal Palace v Liverpool (8pm) Sky
Manchester United v Hull City (7.45pm)
Manchester City v Aston Villa (7.45pm) Sky
mackems v West Bromwich Albion (7.45pm)
Sun 11.05.2014 (TV picks yet tbc):
Cardiff City v Chelsea
Fulham v Crystal Palace
Hull City v Everton
Manchester City v West Ham
Norwich City v Arsenal
Southampton v Manchester United
mackems v Swansea City
Spurs v Aston Villa
West Bromwich Albion v Stoke City
call for Alex
scoring twice in United's U18 league victory over Chelsea on Saturday, Magpies
midfielder / forward Alex Gilliead linked up with his England team
mates ahead of tonight's fixture with Germany.
The young Lions are based at Barnsley's Oakwell ground ahead of tonight's
friendly, which will be staged at the New York Stadium home of Rotherham
Assuming he features, Alex will win a second cap at U18 level, having
previously represented his country in both U16 and U17 categories without
finding the net.
Aside from the latest episode of
torture at SJP, there's a wealth of football action across the region this
weekend - including another Northern League groundhopper event.
For the uninitiated, part of the Northern League's 125th anniversary
celebrations has seen staggered kickoffs at various games, allowing fans to
watch two...or more.
The last - and maddest - of these events is the Easter Hop and although the
organised travel is all booked out, there's nothing to stop anyone turning
up and paying on the gate (around £4-£6 per game).
There are some Thursday night games, but the hop kicks off at North Shields
on Friday at 11am, when the top two sides in the Second Division meet
- champions Shields receiving their silverware at full time.
North Shields v West Allotment Celtic 11am (D2)
Whitley Bay v Newcastle Benfield 2:30pm (D1)
Ashington v Crook Town 6:30pm (D1)
Jarrow Roofing BCA v Heaton Stannington 11am (D2)
Washington v Seaham Red Star 2:15pm (D2)
Birtley Town v Chester-le-Street 6pm (D2)
Consett v Durham City Noon (D1)
Ryton & Crawcrook Albion v Whickham 3pm (D2)
Bishop Auckland v Crook Town 12 noon (D1)
Spennymoor Town v Team Northumbria 3pm (D1)
Newton Aycliffe v Shildon 6pm (D1)
For details of the other Northern League games over the weekend, directions
and other info check
Meanwhile, Friday is shaping up to be an important one for
Conference side Gateshead, as they close in on a promotion playoff slot
and dream of a Wembley visit.
Southport provide the opposition at the International Stadium in a 3pm
kickoff and a decent attendance is expected - not least with SJP season ticket holders taking advantage of the
saving on adult entry.
On production of their NUFC ST card, fans pay
just £9 for adult entry, while the deal offering all accompanied
U16s entry (not just ST holders) for £2 remains in force.
Moving on to Monday, and having failed to have the game rescheduled in order
to prepare for the Northumberland Senior Cup Final a day later, Blyth
Spartans conclude their home league programme at Croft Park.
Their opponents in an Northern Premier League game are Whitby Town and the
kickoff is confirmed as 3pm.
topples Tees teens
Newcastle U18s 3 Middlesbrough U18s 2
second half brace from striker Tom Heardman took him into double figures for
the season on Tuesday, as United edged a well-contested Tyne-tees derby
Having beaten Chelsea 3-2 at Little Benton on Saturday, Dave Watson's
youngsters went into this rearranged game looking for a fifth successive win
on their own ground - and an eighth home victory in nine outings this year.
And they got off to a decent start when a low shot from Ben
Drennan from the edge of the box seemed to catch out visiting goalkeeper
Joe Fryer after 18 minutes.
Boro almost hit back from the kickoff as striker Jordan Jowers exploited some
confusion in the United area and shot against the goal frame from a narrow
The equaliser wasn't long in arriving though and when Jowers was challenged in
the box by Ryan McKinnon midway through the first half, referee James Simpson
pointed to the spot - and Joe Wheatley converted.
In glorious conditions, Newcastle regained the lead barely two minutes into
the second half when Tom Heardman netted from 18 yards - Fryer again
less than impressive.
Ten minutes later Heardman struck again, after substitute Liam Gibson wormed
his way to the byline and pulled the ball across the six yard box for the 18
year-old striker to force past Fryer and a couple of covering defenders.
That never looked likely to be the end of the scoring though and Boro reduced
the arrears on 67 minutes, Lee Hetherington beating Freddie Woodman from close
A Boro equaliser seemed inevitable as the visitors began to dominate
possession, but some poor shooting and an instinctive stop from Woodman in the
final seconds of normal time ensured that United held on for the win.
There were first starts at this level for Jack Hunter and Luke Charman, while
Macaulay Gillesphey made his comeback following ankle ligament problems.
Team: Woodman, Newberry, Cameron, Hunter, McKinnon, Gillesphey,
Kerridge, Drennan (Gibson
50), Heardman, Charman, Laidler.
Subs n/u: Woolston, Tatters, Trodd, Suddick.
Newcastle U21s 0 Manchester City U21s 0
Peter Beardsley's side return to action on Tuesday when Blyth
Spartans at SJP in the final of the Techflow Group Northumberland Senior Cup.
And the curtain finally falls on what has been a poor season on Friday 25th,
when Arsenal provide the opposition in a 1pm kickoff at Whitley Park.
The Gunners have also had an indifferent season and remain odds-on to finish in
the bottom half of the table - meaning they will join Newcastle in the lower of
two re-formed U21 Premier Leagues next season.
Fluke goal - but
defeat no accident
City 1 Newcastle 0
A sneak preview of United's new crowd
report is online here
who made the Toon
Of a similar size and weight to
United: The Ultimate Who's Who" is a completely separate, newly
-compiled book from club historian Paul Joannou,
Comprising of profiles and photos of Magpie players, managers and officials the UWW
will be published in
Subscriber copies can be ordered now online
Subscriber copies are individually numbered, feature a personalised
certificate mounted within the book, and allow the name of the purchaser to
appear on a roll of
honour that is reproduced in every copy of the book.
Advance purchase price of £30 is the same as the cover price but subscribers
get their copy hand-delivered or posted to
them at any address in the UK for no extra charge (overseas orders welcome, shipping
set for Schalke
Friday saw West Ham confirm that they are to be the fourth side at the
Schalke 04 tournament in August, meaning another meeting between Newcastle and
the Green Street old boys, currently consisting of Andy Carroll, Kevin Nolan,
Sam Allardyce and Neil McDonald.
The Magpies will play two warm-up games this coming August in the German city of Gelsenkirchen (a twin town of Newcastle
since 1948) to participate in a four team tournament involving home club Schalke
The event takes place at the Veltins Arena on Saturday August 2nd and Sunday August
3rd - two weeks before the Premier League kicks off on Saturday 16th.
In addition to the Bundesliga hosts and ourselves, West Ham and Spanish Primera Division
side Malaga are also now confirmed for the inaugural event.
Tickets are on public sale now, with Schalke promising to provide guidance to
Newcastle and West Ham followers over the coming days.
The games will be in stark contrast to United's last two games on German soil
in 2012, low-key friendlies against third tier outfit Chemnitzer and AS Monaco
- the latter played on a neutral field in deepest Bavaria....
Opened in 2001 as a replacement for the Parkstadion that hosted games
in the 1974 World Cup, the Veltins Arena (originally christened the Arena
AufSchalke) has a capacity of almost 62,000 for domestic fixtures - which
54,000 when rail seats at one end allowing fans to stand are locked into their down
Boasting a retractable roof, the Arena staged the 2004 Champions League Final
and five matches in the 2006 World Cup Finals, including England's defeat on
penalties by a Portugal side featuring old boy Hugo Viana.
United's last meeting with Schalke 04 came back in May 1960 when Charlie
Mitten's side won 3-0 in Germany during a post-season tour
that also saw kickabouts played in Ireland, Yugoslavia and Spain.
The only notable player link between the clubs came in 2009, when Peter
Lovenkrands moved "on a free from Germany" to SJP after his
Schalke deal was cancelled.
PS: There's an interesting article about Schalke, Lovenkrands, Freddy
Shepherd & NUFC online
Reports emanating from New Zealand in
recent days suggest that Newcastle are among a handful of Premier League sides
under consideration to participate in a pre-season tournament later this year.
Ourselves, Everton and West Ham have all been linked with a proposed series of
games involving Wellington Phoenix (who actually play in Australia's A League)
at their 34,500 Westpac stadium.
The option of Auckland's 25,000 North Harbour Stadium hosting games has also
been mooted, but like previous reports of United heading to South Africa, the
club haven't given any hint that future plans for friendlies involve them
going further than mainland Europe.
United have previously visited New Zealand, playing a series of four matches
against the national side in May 1985 in Christchurch, Wellington, Napier and
conceding three goals, former Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper enjoyed
a successful day at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, as his Hull City side beat
Sheffield United 5-3 in their FA Cup Semi Final.
The Tigers will make their first-ever appearance in the FA Cup Final on
Saturday May 17th against Arsenal - a serious kidney injury sustained by
first-choice custodian Allan McGregor giving Harper an unexpected second chance
of glory in this competition, following his losing experience with the Magpies
in the 1999 Final.
Sunday also brought a sniff of cup glory for another ex Toon 'keeper, with Tommy
Wright overseeing the first Scottish Cup semi-final success that his
St.Johnstone side have enjoyed in their history.
The Perth side will face a Dundee United side including fellow SJP old boy
Darren Jackson on their coaching staff in the final at Celtic Park on Saturday
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St. James' Park
Saturday 19th April
Stoke City 1
Saturday 12th April
Number of Newcastle games attended by NUFC.com in 2013/14:
Fixtures, Tickets etc.
The ticket office has now re-opened on the first floor of the SJP club shop,
under the Gallowgate End towards the Strawberry.
Paid-for matchday ticket collections take place from the windows at the back of
the Gallowgate End Stand, above NINE Bar.
Matchday ticket sales are from the Box Office in the Milburn Stand, just up
the slope from the Sir Bobby Robson Statue.
SJP Box Office phone: 0844 372 1892*
(Open for away ticket sales and enquiries during the above Box Office hours).
* 0044 870 1892 from overseas
Online Box Office is available here
Details of 2014/15 season ticket sales/ prices can be found online
On the opening day of ticket sales, they officially commence at 10am.
Away tickets are sold only to season ticket holders and members. All ST holders are also automatically members (a non-negotiable fee is
added annually by NUFC to each ST).
A £1 administration fee per ticket applies to away sales in all competitions, with no upper limit.
In addition, non-NUFC members pay the same fee on home ticket sales.
SJP season ticket info online here
SJP Stadium seating plan online here
City Centre map (PDF)
Show Racism the Red Card have a free
download of the NUFC team photo in both PDF and jpeg formats online
Sat 19.04.2014 Swansea City (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. Public
Tue 22.04.2014 U21s v
Blyth Spartans @ SJP, 7pm.
Techflow Group Northumberland Senior Cup Final.
25.04.2014 U21s v Arsenal (h) @ Whitley Park, 1pm. U21 Premier League.
Note further new date.
Sat 26.04.2014 U18s v Norwich City (a) @ Colney Training Centre, NR4 7TS. 11am. U18 Premier League.
Mon 28.04.2014 Arsenal (a)
@ Emirates Stadium, 8pm. Premier League. SOLD OUT. Allocation:
Live on Sky Sports.
Sat 03.05.2014 U18s v Manchester City (a) @ Platt Lane, 1pm. U18 Premier League.
Note new date.
Sat 03.05.2014 Cardiff City (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier League.Public sale now.
Sun 11.05.2014 Liverpool (a)
@ Anfield, 3pm. Premier League. SOLD OUT. Allocation:
Guidance from LFC:
Included in the
allocation are a number of tickets marked 'restricted view' and 'severely
Seats classed as
restricted view on Row 1 is due to personnel movement. Seats classed as
restricted view on other rows is due to stanchions supporting the Upper Tier,
which impair the view of either goal.
Any seats classed as
severely restricted view is due to supporters standing up and down and, in the
event of this happening during the game, the supporters on Rows 34 and 35 have a
very limited view of the goals due to overhang of the upper tier roof.
In purchasing a
'restricted view' or 'severely restricted view' ticket, you are accepting this
view and there can be no ticket exchanges or refunds under any circumstances.
Ongoing: Toon Times exhibition @
Discovery Museum, Blandford
Square, Newcastle NE1 4JA. Free entry. (runs until 05.10.2014)
Fri 23.05.2014 to Sun 25.05,2014 Hong Kong Soccer
7s featuring NUFC.
Group A: NUFC, Guangzhou Evergrande, HKFA U23, Hong Kong FC.
Group B: Chelsea, mackems, Kitchee, HKFC Captain's Select.
Group C: Manchester City, Rangers, HKFA team tbc, Singapore Cricket
Group D: Leicester City, Aston Villa, HKFA U21s, Yau Yee League Select.
Wed 18.06.2014 Premier League fixtures published.
Sun 27.07.2014 to
Fri 01.08.2014 Northern Ireland Milk Cup featuring NUFC.
Sat 02.08.2014 NUFC v team tbc @ Veltins Arena,
Gelsenkirchen, KO 3pm or 5pm local time. Schalke 04 Cup, Friendly.
Sun 03.08.2014 NUFC v team tbc @ Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen, KO 3pm or
5pm local time.
Schalke 04 Cup, Friendly.
Sat 16.08.2014 Premier
League kicks off.
is the public face of the Newcastle United Travel Plan, aimed to help fans attend games using the most efficient and
sustainable methods available.
Confirmed NUFC UK live TV coverage:
NUFC Live on Sky Sports:
Mon 28.04.2014 Arsenal (a) 8pm
NUFC Live on BT:
None currently scheduled
To mark the Northern League's 125th anniversary,
SJP will host their League Cup Final on Tue 06.05.2014 (KO tbc)
Northern League Cup Quarter Finals:
18.03.2014 Marske United 4-1 Guisborough
19.03.2014 Brandon 0-2 Whitehaven
08.04.2014 Whitley Bay 3-2 B.Auckland
15.04.2014 Tow Law Town 1-3 Ashington
Semi Final draw:
21.04.2014 Whitehaven v Whitley Bay
21.04.2014 Ashington v Marske
Live Music @ SJP:
Kings of Leon + White Lies + further support act still tbc. Tickets remain
on public sale
Rugby Union World
Cup @ SJP:
The 20 team event runs from 18.09.2015 to 31.10.2015 with three games at SJP:
Sat 03.10.2015 South Africa v Scotland
Fri 09.10.2015 New Zealand v Tonga
Sat 10.10.2015 Samoa v Scotland
ticket sales in five batches:
Now: Traveling Fan Packages
Now: Hospitality Packages
05.2014/06.2014 via Rugby Clubs
To members of rugby clubs in England
09.2014 General sale
General sale to the public via a ballot
11.2014/12.2014 General sale
First come, first served basis for any left
International Magpies |
National Service |
Future international dates:
09.05.2014 to 21.05.2014 UEFA U17 Final tournament (Malta)
Group A: England, Holland, Turkey,
Group B: Scotland, Germany, Portugal, Switzerland.
26.05.2014 Australia v S'Africa (Sydney)
27.05.2014 France v Norway (Paris)
28.05.2014 Scotland v Nigeria (Fulham)
30.05.2014 Bosnia v Ivory Coast (tbc)
01.06.2014 France v Paraguay (Nice)
03.06.2014 Greece v Nigeria (Chester)
04.06.2014 Argentina v T & T (Rosario)
04.06.2014 El Salvador v I'Coast (Frisco)
06.06.2014 Croatia v Australia (tbc)
07.06.2014 Arg v Slovenia (Buenos Aires)
07.06.2014 USA v Nigeria (Jacksonville)
08.06.2014 France v Jamaica (Lille)
A: Brazil, Mexico, Croatia, Cameroon
B: Spain, Chile, Australia, Netherlands
C: Colombia, Greece, Ivory Coast, Japan
D: Uruguay, England, Costa Rica, Italy
E: Switzerland, Ecuador, France, Honduras
F: Argentina, Bosnia, Iran, Nigeria
G: Germany, Ghana, Portugal, USA
H: Belgium, Algeria, Russia, South Korea
(Nations in bold expected to have NUFC involvement in their squads)
The way international matches are scheduled is changing, as UEFA confirm:
The Week of Football means matches take place over six days from Thursday
to Tuesday. Kick-off times will be set largely at 18.00CET and 20.45CET on
Saturdays and Sundays and at 20.45CET for Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays and
On double-header match weeks, teams will play on Thursday and Sunday, Friday
and Monday or Saturday and Tuesday.
2014/15 match dates :
2015/16 match dates:
Thu-Sat 12-14.11.2015 (playoff 1)
Sun-Tue 15-17.11.2015 (playoff 2)
Coxy's Cockup Corner |
Whoops, He did it Again... |
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
On This Day in History
Born Or Died:
1966 John Doyle born,
US international central defender
who briefly joined United and appeared in a handful of reserve fixtures.
However Doyle failed to win a contract at SJP, joining Orgryte in Sweden
and later moving on to VfB Leipzig in Germany.
A move back to the USA then saw
him play for Atlanta Ruckus and the San Jose Clash (aka Earthquakes) (USA).
Retiring in 2000, Doyle coached at San Jose and later took over as
General Manager of the MLS outfit.
1972 Matty Appleby born, Middlesbrough.
Midfielder who came through the
junior and reserve sides to be handed a first team debut by Jim Smith in a 1-1
home draw against West Brom in October 1990.
Matty was a regular choice during the reign of Ossie Ardiles, but returned to
the reserves when Kevin Keegan took over as manager.
However KK did select Matty in the same side as his younger brother, Richie,
during our Anglo-Italian campaign of 1992-93.
A loan move to Darlington in 1994 was later made permanent and he was part of
the Quakers side who made their Wembley debut in a playoff loss to Plymouth in
Routinely playing in the defence by then, a transfer to Barnsley followed soon
after and after a spell at Oldham, Matty returned to Darlington in 2005.
He dropped into the non-league a year later, signing for Whitby Town and
becoming club captain at the Turnbull Ground as he reverted to his original
central midfield role.
Hanging up his boots at the end of the 2007/08 season, Matty undertook some PFA-sponsored training before following brother Richie into the profession of
commercial deep sea diving.
Joyce 3, Cassidy, Andrews,
Brock, Boyle, O'Brien 2,
Defeat in this final game of the season meant
that United finished
fifth in Division Two.
Bromwich Albion (h)
Orr 2, Appleyard 2
Newcastle ended the season fourth in the First
Debut for John Dodds.
Seymour 2, Urwin
J.Smith, Weddle, Easson,
Cook 2, Worrall
Centre forward Tom McBain made one appearance
for United and this, unfortunately, was it.
Sheffield Wednesday (a) 0-3 (0-1)
Massarella 2, Robinson
Bolton Wanderers (h)
1952 Arsenal (a)
1954 Sheffield Wednesday (h)
Mitchell 2, Monkhouse
1955 Huddersfield Town (a)
1956 All Star
White 2, Curry, Keeble, Milburn
Testimonial match for Bobby Cowell.
Just 24 hours after a 3-3 draw with
Sheffield Wednesday, United were in action
again at SJP.
1963 Huddersfield Town (a)
1965 Bolton Wanderers (h) 2-0 (1-0)
Leading Division Two with four games to play,
third- placed Bolton threatened United's title and
promotion hopes and visited SJP on Good Friday with
a certain Wyn Davies leading their forwards.
The Welsh striker almost put his side ahead on two
occasions before home stopper John McGrath did his
job and "nullified" the threat.
Willie Penman shot home from close range before half
time before Jim Iley got forward to round things off
with his toe poke at the Gallowgate End.
Full time saw a pitch invasion after which the
players celebrated in the Directors Box by throwing
their shirts into the Centre Paddock - where they
were ripped apart by fans.
Promotion had been achieved and after a 1-1 draw at
Crystal Palace the following day and a 0-0 stalemate
at Bolton on Easter Monday, the title was wrapped up
ahead of a season closing 0-0 home draw with
|1966 Leicester City (a) 2-1 (0-1)
While the big lads were at Filbert
Street, the reserves faced their Blackpool
counterparts at SJP.
They lost 3-1, with Ron McGarry getting our
Having netted his first England goal a month earlier
against Germany, Newcastle striker Malcolm Macdonald hit all five
as England beat Cyprus 5-0 in a European
Championship Qualifying fixture at Wembley Stadium.
Opening the scoring within two minutes of the start
with a header, a second followed on 35 minutes from
a Kevin Keegan pass before Mac hit the
His treble was then completed shortly after half
time thanks to a glancing close range header - and a
second KK assist.
Number four seconds later was a fine header, before
wrapping up the win with yet another close-range
header in the closing moments - this one against a
Although he didn't know it, Malcolm would never
score for England again or appear for his country at
Wembley, this game the ninth cap he won from an
eventual total of 14.
footage is online here
5 Cyprus 0
Manchester United (h) 2-4 (1-3)
Robson(pen), Hughes 2,
A rescheduled fixture played in midweek proved
to be something of a minor classic, with Tony
Cunningham rating his effort the pick of his six
goals for the club.
(won 1-0 on pens)
Day One of the Football League Centenary
Tournament at Wembley Stadium and after a goalless,
the tie went straight to a sudden death penalty
Goalkeeper Gary Kelly's outstretched boot denied Steve McMahon
before Neil McDonald sent future Magpie custodian Mike Hooper the wrong way
to put United through.
Youtube footage is online here
Tranmere Rovers (n)
Mercantile Tournament Quarter Final
A few hours later, Newcastle deservedly lost to
their fourth tier opponents, with Eric Nixon
denying Neil McDonald from the penalty spot in the
second half after a handball offence.
McDonald, Tinnion, Anderson, Roeder, Mirandinha,
Gascoigne, Goddard, O'Neill, Stephenson.
(Cornwell appeared as a sub in place of tbc)
footage is online here
Gazza v Tranmere, Wembley
Stoke City (h)
Kristensen 2, Quinn
Benny Kristensen had made 38 first team
appearances without even the hint of a goal before
the Potters came to town.
And after opening his account in the first half, he
promptly got another after the break.
footage is online here
A deserved away win, although the unique
atmosphere created by both sets of fans was as
memorable as the score.
In the penultimate game for the standing Kop, Keegan
substituted former Reds Barry Venison and Peter
Beardsley for the home fans to show their
Meanwhile, Toon fans laid a wreath on the pitch to mark the
fifth anniversary of the Hillsborough
A controlled and impressive win that was more emphatic than the scoreline
West Ham (h)
Bobby Robson's side finally ended a rotten run
of seven winless league games and just
two out of 21 possible points - enough to get most
managers the sack at the start of the season.
Newcastle's U18 side failed to qualify for the FA
Youth Cup Final after losing 0-1 to Aston Villa in
front of 4,959 fans at SJP.
Recording a 1-1 draw in the first leg at Villa Park that hardly reflected their
superiority, things soon went awry for United as a deflected effort gave Villa a half time lead.
Magpies captain Jeff Henderson was stretchered off
just before the break and passed the armband on to
striker Phil Airey, who was sent off in the 86th
A remarkable reserve game at Whitley Park against
Manchester United saw Newcastle race into a three goal lead just in barely 30
minutes - only to then concede six times to a razor-sharp Red Devils
Brad Inman, a Phil Airey penalty and Dan Taylor netted before two goals
in a minute from Will Keane reduced the deficit by half time.
Keane claimed two more as his side led 6-3 by the 75th minute, and
that final scoreline confirmed the visitors as league
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