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Ticket news:

Burnley (a) Member sale now
Chelsea (h) Member sale now
West Ham (a) & Arsenal (a) SOLD OUT
Spurs (a)
& Man U (a) SOLD OUT

Premier League:
West Ham (a)

The Magpies attempt to secure a seventh successive victory in all competitions on Saturday, when they head down Green Street to the Boleyn Ground for a 3pm KO.

3-1 winners there back in January, Alan Pardew's side have only lost once in their last eight visits to E13.

Newcastle's full allocation of around 3,000 have all been sold, adults paying the scandalous price of 43.

Paddy Power match betting is online here
(NB: quoted odds were accurate at the time of writing, but subject to fluctuation - click on the link above to display current live odds).

Squad: News is awaiting on the availability or otherwise of Rolando Aarons, Mehdi Abeid, Emmanuel Riviere, Steven Taylor but Cheick Tiote is now back in training. Siem de Jong is also training but still some time away from first team contention.

Definitely out are Fabricio Coloccini, Gabriel Obertan, Davide Santon and Ryan Taylor.

WHUFC: The Hammers have injury doubts over Stewart Downing, Diafra Sakho, Alex Song and Enner Valencia. 

Striker Modibo Maiga - once hotly pursued by Newcastle - has been loaned back to former club Metz, while Ravel Morrison is on temporary detachment at Cardiff City.

Ex-Magpies Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan both completed the full 90 minutes of Saturday's 1-2 defeat at Everton. 

Beginning the season with home defeats by Spurs (0-1) and Southampton, Big Fat Sam's side then won three on the bounce against Liverpool (3-1), QPR (2-0) and Manchester City (2-1) before being held 0-0 by Villa.

Referee: Mike Dean -

Travel: no relevant scheduled disruptions to Underground and Overground services. TfL website online here

UK TV: none

Overseas TV: tbc

UK Radio: tbc

NE Radio:
Live commentary on BBC Newcastle

Overseas Radio: Live commentary on talkSPORT

Other Premier League fixtures
(3pm unless specified): 

West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal (12.45pm) Sky
Burnley v Aston Villa
Liverpool v Stoke City
Manchester United v Hull City
QPR v Leicester City
Swansea City v Crystal Palace
mackems v Chelsea (5.30pm) Sky

Sun 30.11.2014:
Southampton v Man City (1.30pm) Sky
Spurs v Everton (4pm) Sky


Magpies @ Upton Park: Premier Years:

Won 3-1 Cabaye 2, Remy
2012/13: Drew 0-0
2010/11: Won 2-1 Nolan, Carroll
2008/09: Lost 1-3 Owen
2007/08: Drew 2-2 Martins, Geremi
2006/07: Won 2-0 Duff, Martins
2005/06: Won 4-2 Owen 3, Shearer
2002/03: Drew 2-2 Bellamy, Jenas
2001/02: Lost 0-3
2000/01: Lost 0-1
1999/00: Lost 1-2 Speed
1998/99: Lost 0-2
1997/98: Won 1-0 Barnes
1996/97: Drew 0-0
1995/96: Lost 0-2
1994/95: Won 3-1 Lee, Mathie, OG
1993/94: Won 4-2 Cole, Lee 2, Mathie

Travel update:
West Ham (a) dry trains now also southbound 


Statement from East Coast:


"Restrictions on the sale or consumption of alcohol on East Coast services related to sporting events are considered on a case-by-case basis: there is no fixed policy regarding any club's fixtures.

"In making our decision on this, we take into account past events around each sporting fixture, and advice from the British Transport Police. As always, our first priority is to ensure that everyone travelling has a safe and comfortable journey."


While the usual alcohol restrictions will apply to trains returning to Newcastle after this Saturday's game at West Ham, East Coast have now also imposed a blanket drinks ban on services from Newcastle before the game - impacting on anyone planning a liquid breakfast.... 

Official clarification of the exact reason for this is awaited - along with confirmation of whether it's a "one off" or the first instance of a wider policy. No restrictions of any kind have been announced as yet for the match days next month when United are in action at Arsenal and Spurs.

Quinn recalled 

Jonathyn Quinn has been recalled by Newcastle from his loan spell at Blyth Spartans.

The forward had remained on the bench for Blyth's 3-2 victory over Kings Lynn at the weekend.

Quinn made eight appearances and scored twice for Spartans during his loan spell.

Cal of duty 2

Newcastle U21s  2  Crewe Alexandra U21s  1
(after extra-time)


Match report

remier League:
Masters of six

Newcastle  1  QPR  0

Match report

There's still the chance to win a pair of sought-after VIP tickets for the derby match at SJP online here

Latest Premier League results:

Sat 22.11.2014:
Chelsea 2-0 West Bromwich Albion
Everton 2-1 West Ham
Leicester City 0-0 mackems
Manchester City 2-1 Swansea City
Stoke City 1-2 Burnley
Arsenal 1-2 Manchester United

Sun 23.11.2014:
Crystal Palace 3-1 Liverpool
Hull 1-2 Spurs

Mon 24.11.2014:

Aston Villa 1-1 Southampton

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 here

Toon tome:
Who's Who on sale


Online orders for club historian Paul Joannou's latest book can now be made direct from the publisher online here

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.  

Alternatively, The Back 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

Nicola Atkinson, West Midlands
Deborah Brown, location tbc
Gordon Young, Wallsend


If you're at a loose end on Wednesday December 10th, the Heaton History Group have two special guests to speak about local football.

The Grounsell Park home of Heaton Stannington will see Kevin Mochrie deliver a talk on the history of "The Stan", while Paul Brown will cover the formative years of Newcastle United.

Paul is the author of the book "All with Smiling Faces" that covers the period 1881 to 1910 more details here

Admission is just 2 and start time is 7pm. To reserve places email or telephone 0191 215 0821 or 07763 985686. Grounsell Park can be found on Newton Road, High Heaton, NE7 7HP details

Where's Walid?:
Relatively speaking

Following the recent arrival of Samuel Perez - brother of Ayoze - at Blyth Spartans, the brother of another current Magpie has joined one of our local non-league sides.

The player is question is Mehdi Abeid, whose younger brother Walid is now on the books of Northern League First Division side Durham City.

Following receipt of his international clearance, the 21 year-old winger debuted from the bench during a 1-2 home defeat by Billingham Synthonia on Saturday.    

Following Medhi from his native France where he'd played for St. Etienne at youth level, Walid spent part of the 2011/12 season with Fulham before being released. 

Appearing on trial for Boro reserves in a friendly against Synners in July 2012, Walid also played for Newcastle's second string in a behind closed doors game later that year but wasn't retained. 

PS: Another SJP sibling was in action for his current club on Sunday, Luuk De Jong netting for PSV Eindhoven during a 1-1 draw at Groningen - his ninth goal in all competitions this season. Yes, that Luuk De Jong.

Things were rather less clever for Shola Ameobi though, who made an eighth unsuccessful attempt to finish on the winning side for Turkish side Gazientep BB on Sunday.

The third Ameobi brother, Tomi has been appearing for Canadian side Edmonton FC in the NASL and netted four times in the Fall season that ended earlier this month.

Local ties for 
local people 

Monday saw the draw for the last 32 of the FA Vase take place, and six of the eight remaining Northern League sides came out of the hat together as follows:


Whitley Bay v Dunston UTS
Shaw Lane Aquaforce v Shildon
AFC Darwen or Chadderton v Newcastle Benfield
Seaham Red Star v North Shields
Consett v Marske United

Ties are scheduled to be played on Sat Dec 6th.

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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.

Team: Woolston, Cobain, Newberry, Cameron, Laidler, Storey (Hunter 65), Drennan, Longstaff, Ward (Suddick 81), Johnson (Charman 65), Heaney. Subs n/u: Pearson, Pollock.

The borrowers

Magpies currently on temporary assignment elsewhere:

Hatem Ben Arfa (Hull City)
An eighth Tigers outing for Hatem on Sunday but he's still to finish on the winning side after Hull lost 1-2 at home to Spurs in the Premier League.

Sylvain Marveaux (Guingamp)
The winger played all 90 minutes of a 0-1 home defeat by Rennes in Ligue 1 on Saturday.

Jamaal Lascelles, Karl Darlow (Nottingham Forest)
Both played the full game as Forest won 3-0 away at Wolves in the Championship on Saturday. Lascelles picked up his second yellow card of the season.

Adam Campbell (Hartlepool United)
Campbell came on in the 67th minute for his debut as 'Pools were beaten 1-3 at home to York City in League Two on Saturday.

Tom Heardman (Gateshead)

Heardman started but was substituted after 51 minutes of a dramatic 2-2 draw at Torquay United in the Conference on Saturday. 

Three goals were scored in the final few minutes as the Tynesiders came from behind to lead before Torquay's late leveller.

Jonathyn Quinn (Blyth Spartans)
Quinn remained on the bench as Spartans beat Kings Lynn Town 3-2 at Croft Park in the Northern Premier League on Saturday.

He has now been recalled by NUFC.

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (AS Roma)
The defender sustained a hamstring problem while on international duty and is expected to be out until early December.


Talk-in comp:
Sir Les giveaway 

Returning to SJP on 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. 

e 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.    

Closing 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. 

PS: 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 ground

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 tragedy.  

There's an open invitation to anyone wishing to attend future fan group/police meetings, with supporters aged between 16 and 25 particularly under-represented. 

Meetings take place quarterly on weekday evenings at a location in Newcastle. Email here 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 

Wall art:
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, these are available either as an A3 size single image piece or four separate A4 pieces that combine to create a single image.

Featuring polished edge panels with no visible fixings create a three dimensional effect that one of our competition winners termed, "absolutely stunning"


See more illustrations and details here (pdf)

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 (pdf)


Premier League:
Burnley (a) 

Tuesday week (December 2nd) sees United making their competitive return to Turf Moor after a 31 year absence, in a first-ever Premier League meeting with the Clarets. 

Kickoff is at 7.45pm and tickets for the away section remain on sale to NUFC members and ST holders.

Paddy Power match betting will appear here

Squad: To follow.

BFC: To follow.

Phil Dowd

UK TV: none

Overseas TV:

UK Radio:

NE Radio:
Live commentary on BBC Newcastle

Overseas Radio: Live commentary on talkSPORT

Other Premier League fixture
(7.45pm unless specified): 

Leicester City v Liverpool
Manchester United v Stoke City
Swansea City v QPR 
Crystal Palace v Aston Villa (8pm)
West Bromwich Albion v West Ham (8pm)

Wed 03.12.2014:
Arsenal v Southampton BT
Chelsea v Spurs
Everton v Hull Goodison Park
mackems v Man City

to follow

Old boy:
Richardson reappears

Northern Premier League side Blyth Spartans confirm that ex-Newcastle midfielder Michael Richardson has now signed on the dotted line at Croft Park. 

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 debut.

A succession of loans saw him appear for Leyton Orient, Gillingham and Accrington Stanley, making a combined total of 24 appearances and finding the net once. 

Richardson joins fellow former Magpie Alex Nicholson at Croft Park and was an unused substitute on Saturday as Kings Lynn were beaten 3-2 at Croft Park.

Cisse on target

Watch Cisse's goal online here

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.

And the 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 Wednesday.  

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.

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 13th December.

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 in 1993.

Tickets will be available on the day as follows:

Barry Kitchener Stand (5 adults, 1 U16s)
Executive Lounge (10 adults, 5 U16s)

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West Ham United
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Boleyn Ground
Saturday 29th November
Kick-off 3.00pm

Last Match

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Queens Park Rangers 0
Premier League

St. James' Park
Saturday 22nd November
Match report's
Never-Ending Tour
Number of Newcastle games attended by in 2014/15:



Fixtures, Tickets etc.
Season 2014/15

The ticket office is on the first floor of the SJP club shop, under the Gallowgate End towards the Strawberry.

New season opening Hours: TBC

Paid-for matchday ticket collections take place from the windows at the back of the Gallowgate End Stand, above NINE Bar.

Matchday ticket sales are from the Box Office in the Milburn Stand, just up the slope from the Sir Bobby Robson Statue.

SJP Box Office phone: 0844 372 1892*
(Open for away ticket sales and enquiries during the above Box Office hours).

* 0044 870 444 1892 from overseas

Online Box Office is available here

SJP season ticket info is here

A 12 game part season ticket starting with the visit of the mackems on December 21st is now on sale until Sun 7th December (which means that the mackem tickets will go on member sale after that date).

Prices are from 322 adults, 158 bairns and 189 for 18-21 year olds and students, and 297 for OAPs. A limited amount of family enclosure tickets are also available.

SJP seating plan is here

On the opening day of ticket sales, they officially commence at 10am - with any points reduction for away tickets becoming effective at the same time.

Away tickets are sold only to season ticket holders and members. All ST holders are also automatically members (a non-negotiable fee is added annually by NUFC to each ST).

A 1 administration fee per ticket applies to away sales in all competitions, with no upper limit. In addition, non-NUFC members pay the same fee on home ticket sales.

NUFC's members only away ticket policy is still in force, with only NUFC ST holders and members able to purchase tickets. 

Newcastle City Centre map (PDF)


Sat 29.11.2014 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 Premier League. Pay on the gate, 4 adults, 2 concs, U16s free.

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: tbc.

Sat 06.12.2014 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 BBC2, 7pm.
Involves NUFC. 

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 Sky Sports.

Fri 26.12.2014 Manchester United (a)
@ Old Trafford, 3pm, Premier League. SOLD OUT. Allocation 3,000. 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 Quarter-finals:

Tue 16.12.2014 Derby v Chelsea Sky
Tue 16.12.2014 Sheff United v Soton
Wed 17.12.2014
B'mouth v Liverpool Sky
Wed 17.12.2014 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 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

Northumberland Senior Cup:

Second Round ties:

Whitley Bay 6-4 Alnwick Town (aet)
Morpeth Town 3-2 WA Celtic (aet)
Blyth 3-0 Ashington

Altoonative Travel 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:
Sat 13.12.2014
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:
Sat 06.12.2014
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)

Gateshead 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

home League games

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.

Upcoming home League games

Sat 29.11.2014 Lancaster City (3pm)
Sat 20.12.2014 Radcliffe Borough (3pm)
Fri 26.12.2014 Scarborough (3pm)
Sat 03.01.2015 Brighouse Town (3pm)

(NB: home games are staged at Bishop Auckland FC's Heritage Park home)

League Magic Weekend @ SJP:

Sat 30.05.2015:
Salford Red Devils v Widnes (2.30pm)
Hull FC v Hull KR (4.45pm)
Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors (7pm)

Sun 31.05.2015:

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.


International Magpies
National Service

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 Tuesdays. 

On double-header match weeks, teams will play on Thursday and Sunday, Friday and Monday or Saturday and Tuesday.

2014/15 match dates :
Fri-Sun 27-29.03.2015
Fri-Sun 12-14.06.2015

2014/15 African Nations Cup:
Sat 17.01.2015-Sun 08.02.2015

2015/16 match dates:
Thu-Sat 03-05.09.2015
Sun-Tue 06-08.09.2015
Thu-Sat 08-10.10.2015
Sun-Tue 11-13.10.2015
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...

Take 2....

The Daily Mail seemed to think we beat QPR 2-1 on Saturday.

Thanks to Michael Scott for the spot.

What's this all about then? Click here  
for a rambling explanation of sorts....

On This Day in History
26th November

Born Or Died:

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What Else?

1898 Derby County (a)
Division One 
Bloomer 2, Arkesden

Two goals for the prolific Steve Bloomer, a Derby goalscoring legend who was to haunt United for two decades.

1904 Aston Villa (a)
Division One 

1910 Woolwich Arsenal (a)
Division One 
Shepherd, Duncan 

1921 Sunderland (a)
Division One 

1927 Leicester City (a)
Division One 
Chandler 2, Lochhead
Inside left Billy Halliday made his only Newcastle appearance.

1932 Sunderland (a)
Division One 
Lang(11), Allen(87)

1938 Millwall (h)
Division Two 
Clifton, Mooney 
Fisher 2
Some sources have the half-time as 2-0 to Newcastle.

1949 West Bromwich Albion (h) 5-1 (4-1)
Division One 
2-0,5-1), Houghton(3-1), G.Robledo(4-1), Walsh(2-1)
1955 Manchester City (a)
Division One 
Hannah, Keeble 

1956 Hibernian (a)
Milburn 2, White 
Scorer tbc
Despite winning 6-1 at East Fife two days earlier, the Monday night visit of United failed to capture the imagination of the Edinburgh public, with over 50,000 empty places at Easter Road.

1960 Blackburn Rovers (h) 3-1 (1-1)
Division One 
Mitchell, White 2 
Goalkeeper Herbert Garrow debuted, lasted three games and was then dropped after a 5-5 draw with West Ham. 

Albert Scanlon - Munich Air Disaster survivor and nephew of United 'boss Charlie Mitten - also made his first appearance.

1966 Sheffield Wednesday (h) 3-1 (2-1)
Division One 
Robson(34), Davies(40), Bennett(88)
A tactical switch by Magpies boss Joe Harvey was a major factor in this victory, after a run of five winless matches.

Moving Alan Suddick to outside right from inside left in exchange for Pop Robson paid dividends, with the former setting up the latter for the opening goal.

Suddick then sent over a corner that Wyn Davies converted for his first Newcastle goal, and then served up a third assist for Albert Bennett to head home.

1968 Barnsley (a)
Scorers tbc 
Testimonial game for Barrie Thomas, who had moved from SJP to Scunthorpe in 1964 and then on to Barnsley two years later.

However, a knee injury curtailed his career in December 1967 and Joe Harvey agreed to bring a side down to provide the opposition at Oakwell on a Tuesday evening.

As well as having a charitable outcome, the visit to South Yorkshire also gave United the chance to assess Barnsley's promising young defender Pat Howard.

The 21 year-old played in the game and within three years had moved to Tyneside. 

1969 FC Porto (Portugal) (h) 1-0 (1-0)
(1-0 on aggregate)
Fairs Cup 2nd Round
2nd Leg

Benny Arentoft beat two players to set up Jim Scott for the only goal of the tie, 
at a snowy SJP. 

United wore an all-red strip, while the visitors ended the game with ten men when 'keeper Rui went off injured after both subs were on.

1983 Cambridge Utd (h)
Division Two 

Referee Trelford Mills made a return to SJP ten months after disgracefully chalking off two goals in the FA Cup against Brighton.

He was booed throughout the afternoon, but spotted a push on Kenny Wharton as John Anderson headed against the crossbar and awarded the penalty that Keegan netted.

1994 Ipswich Town (h)
Premier League 
The basement side barely got out of their half all game, but United just couldn't score.

Andy Cole then returned from injury to seemingly win it, only for the Dane, Claus Thomsen, to then catch the defence napping.

This proved to be Cole's final goal in a Newcastle shirt, while both Philippe Albert and Rob Lee limped off after picking up injuries in the game. 

1997 Barcelona (Spain) (a)
Champions League 
What being a Newcastle supporter is all about: Travelling with thousands of companions to one of the best grounds in the world, getting soaked, witnessing a miserable performance, being ignored by the team and still singing. 

Aaron Hughes made his first senior start.

2000 Liverpool (h)
Solano(4), Dyer(70)
The Reds lost at SJP for the first time in six league and cup visits, partly due to the absence of Michael Owen - who had scored six goals in his previous three visits to SJP.

A partially fit Alan Shearer leding the line well, while Shay Given and Andy Griffin were the pick of a resolute home defence. 

Nobby Solano robbed Jamie Carragher before firing in an early opener, with a Kieron Dyer beauty giving Bobby Robson's side some much needed breathing space.

Emile Heskey's lob made for a nervous final passage of play but United held out and the home fans broke off from abusing old boy Didi Hamann to celebrate long and loudly.. match report

2006 Portsmouth (h)

Antoine Sibierski's priceless tap-in gave us our first win in ten weeks and ten games and stretched our unbeaten run to five.

It was another battling performance from Glenn Roeder's team and a deserved victory over a mediocre-looking Pompey side. match report

2007 A baptism of fire for reserve coach Adam Sadler, as his side conceded three quick goals to Blackburn Rovers at Kingston Park.

A late Frank Danquah penalty and an even later own goal gave the final score (2-4) slightly more respectability. match report

2011 Manchester United (a) 1-1 (0-0)
Premier League
A controversial penalty, awarded by the linesman, saw Demba Ba grab his ninth Premier League goal of the season as the ten-man Magpies hung on to claim a memorable point at Old Trafford.

Jonas Gutierrez was sent off for a second yellow card as some superb saves from Tim Krul and last-ditch blocks from Steven Taylor and Danny Simpson kept out the Red Devils.

And deep into added time the linesman correctly flagged Hernandez, offside as it looked like Fergie & Co had managed yet another last-gasp winner. match report

Sporting their yellow change kit, United's U21 side lost to their Birmingham City counterparts in the newly-established U21 Premier League Cup at St. Andrews.

An added time winner by Aaron McLean - his second goal of the game - won it for the home side after Rolando Aarons had equalised for United in the 88th minute.

However, United were reinstated when McLean was later found to be an ineligible player having already appeared and scored for Hull City in the previous round. match report


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