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make their first-ever appearance at New York Stadium this afternoon, when
they face the Millers in an old-fashioned 3pm kick-off.
Newcastle are the highest scorers in the Championship so far with 21 goals
from 10 games, while Rotherham have the leakiest defence, conceding 24 to
All 2,500 away section tickets have been sold, with the host club advising
that at full time, home fans will be directed towards Don Street while away
supporters will exit via New York Way leading to Main Street. That
arrangement will apply for at least 20 minutes.
Travel: If you're off to South Yorkshire by train, be aware that
Central Metro station is closed from 8pm Friday until Monday AM for
Where: New York Stadium S60 1AH (12,021)
Nearest station: Rotherham Central (0.4 miles)
Return mileage from SJP: 257 miles
The New York Stadium (named after the area it
was built in) opened for business in 2012 - ending a four season tenancy at
the Don Valley Athletics Stadium.
That came about when disputes with their
landlord prompted the Millers to leave Millmoor - which rather oddly remains
intact (but unused) only a short distance away from the new one.
Betting: Coral's enhanced new customer offer
is a mighty 8/1 on a Magpies win (£5 max stake) and should
that not happen, there's a consolation £5 free bet.
Get that offer online here
Selected match odds:
Dwight Gayle first goalscorer @ 3/1
Yoan Gouffran anytime scorer @ 11/5
Newcastle to keep a clean sheet @ 5/4
Newcastle to score in opening 10 minutes @ 11/2
match bets are online here
Team: Vurnon Anita is available
again after completing his three match suspension but Rob Elliot, Massadio
Haidara, Rolando Aarons and Jesus Gamez are out.
RUFC: Kirk Broadfoot remains sidelined.
Ahead of hosting us, Alan Stubbs saw his side beaten 1-2 at Huddersfield Town
on Tuesday evening.
have won just once in the Championship so far this season, a 1-0 home win over Brentford
which was also their only clean sheet. Since then they've lost four times and
drawn the other two.
Other opposition sides haven't found goals hard to come by at New York Stadium,
with Wolves, Bristol City and Nottingham Forest all drawing 2-2 and Cardiff
winning 2-1. Morecambe also won 5-4 there in the EFL Cup.
Our most recent visit to Rotherham was for
a rather feisty FA Cup tie that ended 1-1 in January 1993. Newcastle won the
Referee: no official news but it's reportedly Roger East from the Select
Group 1. The Wiltshire whistler was a regular sight at Toon games last season,
presiding over a 1-2 home defeat by Watford, a 0-0 home draw with Stoke,
miraculous 2-1 win at Spurs, 0-1 FA Cup loss at Watford and 1-5 leathering at
UK TV: None
Arena Sport 1 +HD
beIN Sports 3 Australia
beIN Sports 4 USA
Eurosport 2 Russia
Fox Sports 1 Africa
Sportdigital TV +HD
Ten 3 (India/Nepal/Pakistan/Sri Lanka)
TV3 Sport HD (Sweden)
Viaplay (Den/Swe) +HD
UK Radio: None
Local Radio: Live on BBC Radio Newcastle
Mags @ Millers - all-time:
1992/93 drew 1-1 Lee (FAC)
1982/83 won 5-1 Keegan 4, Todd
1981/82 drew 0-0
1964/65 drew 1-1 Penman
1963/64 won 3-2 Penman, Suddick 2
1962/63 lost 1-3 McGrath
1961/62 drew 0-0
(All games staged at Millmoor)
Full record v Rotherham:
Upcoming Championship Fixtures:
Fulham v QPR (12.45pm)
Birmingham City v Blackburn Rovers (3pm)
Brentford v Wigan Athletic (3pm)
Bristol City v Nottingham Forest (3pm)
Burton Albion v Cardiff City (3pm)
Ipswich Town v Huddersfield Town (3pm)
Leeds United v Barnsley (3pm)
Preston North End v Aston Villa (3pm)
Reading v Derby County (3pm)
Sheffield Wednesday v Brighton & Hove Albion (3pm)
Wolves v Norwich City (5.30pm)
Newcastle U23s 0 Swansea City U23s 0
Following a 3-2 league victory over Swansea
City at Whitley Park last Monday, the sides faced each other again at the
same venue in a cup tie on Friday which ended in an instantly forgettable
The Swans went closest in the 19th minute when Ryan Blair bulleted a long
range effort that hit the underside of the bar and may have crossed the line
but the referee waved play-on and Freddie Woodman gathered the loose ball.
Peter Beardsley's side's only real chance came just after the half hour when
Sean Longstaff's goalbound shot hit a colleague and was deflected wide of
The goalless draw gave
United a point in their group stage. Trips to Bristol City (7th Nov) and
Southampton (2nd Dec) are next up in this competition.
Team: Woodman, Williams, Gibson, Barlaser, Good, Satka, Broccoli
(Hunter 66), Longstaff, Sorensen (El-Mhanni 75), Roberts, Holmes.
Subs n/u: Newberry, Harker, Findlay.
Elias Sorensen made his U23 debut after his U18 debut on Saturday.
SCFC: Zabret, Lewis, Plezier, Evans, Davies, Rodon, Samuel, Blair, Biabi,
Dyson (James 67), Garrick (Jones 80).
Subs n/u: Tracey, Reid, Maric.
footage is online here
Proud sponsors of
Now that the dark nights are upon us again, Tyneside -based merchandisers Spirit
of 69 have new stocks of their Fairs Cup bobble hat available, priced
We purloined one of said items for a free to enter competition and asksed which of the following
didn't oppose United
in a Fairs Cup tie: Sporting Lisbon, Rangers, AC Milan or Porto.
It was of course AC Milan (we played Inter) and the winning entry was
randomly picked as John Hackett
Hats etc. can be ordered online
- first reviews in
Based on Jonathan Tulloch's award-winning book of the same name, a theatrical
production of "The Season Ticket" is currently being staged
in Newcastle - and initial performances have been very well received:
Versteeg, "The Season Ticket"
runs through to Saturday week, October 8th at Northern Stage in
"Incredible. Wonderful performances, beautifully directed, with a
fantastic script! Go see!"
"absolutely brilliant, went last night, laughed & cried, get yourself
"Best play I have seen. Recommend to anyone - Fantastic"
The story of penniless Toon fans Gerry and Sewell and their attempts to find
the money to watch the black and whites was filmed as "Purely Belter"
in 2000 and now returns, adapted and updated for the stage.
Starring Will Graham and Niek
Adult tickets cost from £15.50-£26, with U21s and students £13. Bookings
Due to customer demand, Northern Stage have now confirmed accessible
performances as follows:
Thu 06.10.2016 Captioned (7.30pm)
Fri 07.10.2016 British Sign Language (7.30pm)
Touch Tour (12.30pm)
Sun 08.10.2016 Audio Described (2pm)
Northern Stage are also running an early evening performance this coming Tuesday,
curtain up 6pm.
PS: After leaving Newcastle, "The Season Ticket" moves on to
Winchester, York and Dundee.
Leeds United (a) Championship, Saturday
Ivan Toney (Shrewsbury Town)
Swindon Town (h) League One, Saturday
Oxford United (h) League One, Saturday
Haris Vuckic (Bradford City)
Chesterfield (a) League One, Saturday
Jamie Sterry (Coventry
Port Vale (a) League One, Saturday
Kyle Cameron (Newport County)
Stevenage (h) League Two, Saturday
Macaulay Gillesphey (Carlisle United)
Colchester United (h) League Two, Saturday
Tom Heardman (Hartlepool United)
Grimsby Town (a) League Two,
Alex Gilliead (Luton Town)
Cheltenham Town (a) League Two, Saturday
Las Palmas (h) Primera Division, Saturday
A 2-2 draw at Russian side Rostov in the Champions League on Wednesday saw Siem appear as a 73rd minute replacement for
PSV. They return to league action away at Heerenveen on Saturday.
Kevin Mbabu (BSC Young Boys)
A third successive 0-0 draw in all competitions saw BSC return with a
point from Thursday's Europa League trip to Astana. Kevin was an unused sub in
Kazakhstan and will hope for some pitch time at home to St Gallen in the
Swiss Super League on Sunday.
Angers (a) Ligue 1, Sunday
Paul Woolston (Darlington 1883)
Brackley Town (a) National League North 08.10.2016
Liam Smith (Crewe Alexandra)
Lewis Gibson (England U17s):
Wed 28.09.2016 Croatia (a) won 5-0 FR
There was a winning start for the young Magpies defender, who completed the
full game in Pula.
Fri 30.09.2016 Greece (n) Novigrad FR
Mon 03.10.2016 Germany (n) Pula FR
Ciaran Clark, Daryl Murphy (Ireland):
06.10.2016 Georgia (h) WCQ
09.10.2016 Moldova (a) WCQ
Paul Dummett (Wales):
06.10.2016 Austria (a) WCQ
09.10.2016 Georgia (h) WCQ
Vurnon Anita (Netherlands):
07.10.2016 Belarus (h) WCQ
10.10.2016 France (h) WCQ
Matz Sels (Belgium):
07.10.2016 Bosnia (h) WCQ
10.10.2016 Gibraltar (a) WCQ
Grant Hanley, Matt Ritchie (Scotland):
08.10.2016 Lithuania (h) WCQ
11.10.2016 Slovakia (a) WCQ
Freddie Woodman, Isaac Hayden (England U21):
08.10.2016 Malta (h) ECQ
11.10.2016 Slovenia (a) ECQ
Adam Armstrong (England U20s):
05.10.2016 Netherlands (h) Oldham FR
07.10.2016 Germany (h) Huddersfield FR
10.10.2016 USA (h) Rochdale FR
There's a first selection in this age group for 19 year-old goalkeeper Freddie
Woodman, although he has trained with the U21s before. Also called up is former
Magpie custodian Jonathan Mitchell, now at Derby County.
Kyle Cameron (Scotland U21):
05.10.2016 Iceland (a) ECQ
11.10.2016 Macedonia (a) ECQ
There's a maiden U21 call-up for reserve defender Kyle.
The 19 year-old native of Hexham is currently on loan at League Two side
Newport County following a similar temporary posting to York City last season.
Scotland cannot qualify for the finals in 2017 and have selected a host of new
players including Kyle, fellow Magpie Stuart Findlay among those making way.
Possible call-ups for
06.10.2016 Moldova (a) WCQ
09.10.2016 Austria (h) WCQ
06.10.2016 Cuba (a) FR
12.10.2016 New Zealand (h) FR
07.10.2016 Uganda (h) WCQ
08.10.2016 Libya (h) WCQ
08.10.2016 Gabon (a) WCQ
08.10.2016 Cape Verde (h) WCQ
Fixtures, Tickets etc.
The ticket office is on the first floor of the SJP club shop, under the
Gallowgate End towards the Strawberry.
Paid-for matchday ticket collections take place from the windows at the
back of the Gallowgate End Stand, above NINE Bar.
Matchday ticket sales are from the Box Office in the Milburn Stand, just
up the slope from the Sir Bobby Robson Statue.
SJP Box Office phone: 0844
(7p per minute plus network charge)
* 0044 870 444 1892
Online Box Office is here
SJP seating plan is here
On the opening day of ticket sales, they officially commence at 10am -
with any points reduction for away tickets becoming effective at the
Away tickets are sold only to season ticket holders and members*. All ST
holders are 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 have announced that their members only away ticket policy
will be relaxed for selected 2016/17 away games:
"Season ticket holders and members will continue to enjoy priority access to
all away match tickets as normal, with demand
expected to be extremely high for most fixtures.
"However, should away tickets not completely sell out during designated
priority sale periods, the club will make them available to all fans where
Heading to the Toon?
Sat 01.10.2016 U18s v Liverpool (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 01.10.2016 Rotherham United (a)
@ New York Stadium, 3pm. Championship.
SOLD OUT. Allocation: 2,500.
Sun 09.10.2016 Entertainers
v Manchester Select @ Kingston Park, 1.30pm. Standing tickets £10 (£5 concessions)
Seats £20 (£10) online
here or 0871 226 6060. Premium options via 0191 214 2892.
There's also an Entertainers dinner at SJP on Sat 08.10.2016 which acts as a
fundraiser for Sport Newcastle. Tickets online
Fri 14.10.2016 U23s v
Wolves (a) @ Molineux, 7pm. Premier League 2.
Sat 15.10.2016 U18s v smoggies (a) @ Hurworth, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 15.10.2016 Brentford (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Championship. Public sale
Tue 18.10.2016 Barnsley (a)
@ Oakwell, 7.45pm. Championship. Member sale now, zero points. £30 adults, £22 over-65s/ 18-21s, £10
U17s, £5 U12s. Allocation: 5,500.
Sat 22.10.2016 U18s v
Manchester City (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 22.10.2016 Ipswich Town (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Championship. Public sale
now (online), Mon 03.10.2016 (in person/by
Mon 24.10.2016 U23s v
Fulham (a) @ Motspur Park, 7pm. Premier League 2.
25.10.2016 Preston North End (h) @ SJP, KO tbc. EFL Cup Fourth
Round. ST holder sale now, ST holder additional
seats/ members Fri 30.09.2016. £10 & £3 advance sale; £20 & £10
Fri 28.10.2016 U23s v
Hartlepool United (h) @ venue tbc, 1pm. Central League Cup.
Sat 29.10.2016 U18s v
Manchester United (h) @ Little Benton, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Sat 29.10.2016 Preston North End (a)
@ Deepdale, 3pm. Championship. Member sale now,
50 points. £24 adults, £16 over-65s/ 18-21s, £8
U17s, £2 U8s. Allocation: 5,600.
Mon 31.10.2016 U23s v
smoggies (h) @ SJP, 7pm. Premier League 2.
Championship season ends (all games kick off at Noon).
(Championship playoff final takes place at Wembley Stadium on Mon
NUFC UK live TV coverage:
NUFC Live on Sky Sports:
Aston Villa (a) 5.30pm
Sun 20.11.2016 Leeds United (a) 1.15pm
(Live games selected up to and
including Mon 28.11.2016 - December and January selections will
be announced on a date tbc in early October)
League Cup (aka The EFL Cup):
Fourth Round ties:
Arsenal v Reading
Bristol City v Hull City
Leeds United v Norwich City
Liverpool v Spurs
Newcastle United v Preston North End
Manchester United v Manchester City
Southampton v mackems
West Ham United v Chelsea
R4 w/c 24.10.2016
R5 w/c 28.11.2016
SF1 w/c 09.01.2017
SF2 w/c 23.01.2017
F Sun 26.02.2017
United enter in Round 3 - draw date tbc
F Sat 27.05.2017
Northumberland Senior Cup:
Alnwick Town v Heaton Stannington
Ashington v Blyth Town
Morpeth Town v Whitley Bay
Newcastle Benfield v Bedlington Terriers
West Allotment Celtic v Team Northumbria
(NUFC, North Shields and Blyth Spartans all have a bye to the Second
Metro line closures 2016:Central Metro station will be closed
all day Saturday and Sunday as follows:
01.10.2016 & 02.10.2016 (Rotherham a)
08.10.2016 & 09.10.2016 (no NUFC game)
In addition, buses replace Metros between
Four Lane Ends and North Shields in both directions on 08.10.2016 &
International Magpies |
National Service |
2016/17 international breaks:
African Nations Cup Finals:
The 16 team event in Gabon take places between 14.01.2017 and 05.02.2017, with
the draw on 19.10.2016:
Teams: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, DR Congo, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Morocco,
Senegal, Tunisia, Togo, Uganda, Zimbabwe.
Christian Atsu (Ghana), Chancel Mbemba (DR Congo), Momo Diame (Senegal) and Achraf Lazaar
(Morocco) are in line for callups.
Coxy's Cockup Corner |
Whoops, He did it Again... |
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
This Day in History
Born Or Died:
1932 Alf McMichael born, Belfast, Northern
back Alf arrived from Linfield along with with
Hannah for a combined cost of £23,000 in 1949 and
both made an instant impact for their new club.
Expecting to watch United’s home fixture with
Manchester City, the newly-acquired duo travelled to
Tyneside via Stranraer by ferry and train – only to
be told they were playing when they reported to SJP.
Missing the 1951 FA Cup Final with a broken wrist
sustained whilst training on the club's car park at
Gallowgate, Alf collected a winner's medal against
Arsenal 12 months on.
However, ligament damage saw him miss out again in the
1955 Final victory, although he had played two weeks
before the final and netted his only senior
competitive goal in a home victory against Cardiff
Winning 40 international caps for Northern Ireland
whilst at United, Alf appeared in the 1958 World Cup
Finals and remained at SJP until 1963, when he became
player/boss of South Shields.
He later returned to his native Northern Ireland and
settled in Bangor, managing the town's football team
for a time and working at the Belfast shipyard of
Harland & Wolff.
His death was reported in January 2006.
1939 Duncan Neale born, Portslade, Sussex.
half who joined Newcastle from non- league side Ilford
and netted twice on his debut, in a 7-2 home won over
His next goal wrote another footnote in club history,
as he netted our first ever goal in the new League Cup
competition - although the club exited at the first
round stage after a 4-1 loss at Colchester United.
And Duncan's FA Cup debut that same season saw him in
scoring form against The Cottagers again - notching a
hat trick in a 5-0 Third Round victory at SJP, when he
was ostensibly deployed to mark Johnny Haynes!
A versatile player who appeared in a variety of
outfield positions for United, Duncan was unable to
prevent the club's relegation in 1961 and played for
two further seasons as 8th and 7th places were reached
in the hunt for promotion back to the top
Sold to Plymouth Argyle for £12,000 as part of Joe
Harvey's squad rebuilding programme, Duncan remained
in the South West, later appearing for Plymouth City
and setting up a building business in Cornwall.
1943 Iam McFaul born, Coleraine, Northern Ireland.
(1966-75 player, 1985-88 Manager)
famously signed by United despite conceding seven
goals for Linfield in a friendly match at SJP in
Making his debut in a 0-2 home defeat by Liverpool
in November of the same year, Iam had become first
choice between the posts by the summer of 1968 and
played in all but one of the club's 59 games that
He appeared in all twelve games of the club's
first European adventure, doing his bit to get United
into the final with a penalty save against Rangers at
Future Fairs Cup campaigns in the following two
seasons saw Iam maintain his 100% appearance record,
scoring in the penalty shootout against Pecsi Dozsa in
1970/71, when the referee summoned United back from
the dressing room to complete the sequence of kicks -
despite the Hungarians having already won on
Often featured on TV as the goalkeeper who concedes
two goals at Hereford in 1972, Willie played what was
to be his final game for the club at the end of the
1974/75 season, moving on to the SJP coaching staff.
Installed for the first time as caretaker manager
(briefly) in 1977, McFaul then took over again in 1985
following the abrupt departure of Jack Charlton and
was soon handed the job on a permanent basis.
Giving youth team startlet Paul Gascoigne his first
senior start, Iam (by now universally known as Willie)
kept the side together despite the departures of
messrs Waddle, Beardsley and later Gascoigne.
However, a spending spree ahead of the 1988/89 season
proved to be his downfall as new boys Dave Beasant,
Andy Thorn and John Hendrie failed to improve his side
and he was dismissed following a run of poor results.
McFaul returned to his native Northern Ireland and
worked as an Irish FA coach and with local sides
before accepting a FIFA -backed posting to become the
coach of Guam, an island in the South Pacific.
By 2004 Willie was back coaching in his homeland, as
well as scouting for Norwich City during Glenn
Roeder's time in Norfolk.
He returned to SJP in 2009 to take part in the 40th
anniversary celebrations of the Fairs Cup victory and confessed that he was
"delighted and a wee bit emotional" to be reunited with his colleagues and the
1945 Death of Bob Bennie, 72.
1951 Death of Peter McWilliam, 73.
1952 Death of Jack Fraser, 75.
1986 Carl Finnigan born, Jarrow.
who graduated from academy and reserve sides to the
verge of first team selection, but whose only senior
action came in friendlies at Malaga and
Released by United in 2007, Carl joined Falkirk after a trial with
St.Mirren and scoring his first Bairns goal during a
2-1 SPL loss to Rangers at Ibrox in February
Despite injury and illness problems, he signed a new
contract by Falkirk in summer 2009 and played in their
first-ever European tie, against
FC Vaduz of Liechtenstein. although seeing red
following a post-match skirmish.
Signing for St. Johnstone in June 2011, he later
appeared for Dundee Chippa United (South Africa) and
Summer 2015 then saw the player nicknamed
"Rocky" make an unlikely move to Township Rollers of the Botswana Premier
Within a year though he was back in the UK, joining
Northern League side South Shields.
1998 Callum Smith born, Gateshead.
the Magpies U17 squad who returned with silverware
from the Tournoi event in France during May 2015,
winger Callum was blooded at U18 level in the final
game of the season against Norwich that same month.
Netting his first goal that level to round off a 5-4
home defeat of Derby County during October, an U21
debut then followed against Aston Villa at Walsall the
1898 Aston Villa (h)
1904 Manchester City
This game saw the debut of Jimmy Lawrence, whose goalkeeping skills
were the platform for the most successful period in United history.
By the time Lawrence left to manage South
Shields in 1922, he had appeared for United in 496 first
team games, with wartime fixtures taking that figure well
1910 Preston North End
1921 Sheffield United
1927 Blackburn Rovers
Debut in goal for Mick Burns.
1932 Huddersfield Town
McLean, W.H.Smith 2, Whittam
1938 Coventry City (a)
Debut for Jimmy Woodburn, in defence.
1949 Stoke City (h)
Houghton 2, Milburn, Thompson
1955 Everton (h)
1958 Bela Vista
(Brazil) (h) 12-1
White 5, Bottom 5, Evans, Davies
The visit of the "crack"
Brazilians turned into a farce as they were revealed
to be minor league part-timers.
Len White and Arthur Bottom
indulged in their own private SJP scoring competition, even going so
far as to block each others shots.
1960 Cardiff City (h)
Luke 2, R.Mitchell, White 2
The was a debut for Jimmy Wilson at outside left
against The Bluebirds, who lost at SJP without scoring for
the sixth successive visit.
1962 Leyton Orient (a)
League Cup 2nd Round Replay
Bolland, Graham 2, Deeley
On an atrocious evening at Brisbane Road amid wind
and driving rain United bowed out of the
League Cup in extra time.
The visitors were gifted an early
lead when Malcolm Lucas put through his own goal, but
goals from Gordon Bolland and Malcolm Graham restored the home side's
Alan Suddick then forced extra time with a late
leveller before the floodlights went out. Once power was
restored, goals from Graham again and Norman Deeley won it
for the O's.
|1966 Everton (a)
Debut for John Craggs.
1969 Dundee United (h)
Fairs Cup 1st Round 2nd Leg
Keith Dyson's last minute goal preserved
of home wins in the Fairs Cup.
1973 Morton (h)
(3-2 on aggregate)
Despite scoring an own goal, Dennis Laughton later signed
1977 Ipswich Town (a)
Following an opening day home win over Leeds, reality
was beginning to bite for the Magpies, with this loss to
Bobby Robson's side their seventh straight league
Waddle(13,25), Keegan(40pen), Wharton(54)
Magpies boss Arthur Cox withdrew two-goal Chris Waddle, as he didn't
believe he was "hungry enough" for his hat-trick.
Future Newcastle youth coach Mick Tait was on target for
1988 Liverpool (a)
Gary Gillespie gave Liverpool an early lead and most
of the crowd sat back and waited for an avalanche of
goals, only for John Hendrie to net his first Newcastle
Better was to follow as a long punt from Dave Beasant bounced once and Hendrie fell in the box under
challenge from Gillespie.
Mirandinha scored the resultant
penalty and stood taunting the Kop before
being dragged away by John Anderson.
United hung on for the last
seven minutes to give manager Willie McFaul a fine
birthday present, and the local police a problem as they
tried to clear the celebrating United fans from the
footage is online here
1991 Tranmere Rovers
(lost 2-3 on penalties)
Zenith Data Systems Cup
Aldridge(19,94,120pen), Steel(76), Martindale(96)
One of the most amazing and error-strewn nights in
our history, with penalties needed to separate the
sides after 90 minutes (3-3) and 30 minutes of
extra time (6-6) failed.
A small Prenton Park crowd and a live TV audience that
probably wasn't much bigger then saw United lose on
penalties, when Mick Quinn, Lee Clark and Liam O'Brien all
missed, David Roche and Gavin Peacock netting.
footage is online here
1994 Aston Villa (a)
Paul Kitson made his debut, coming on as substitute as
United edged Ron Atkinson closer to the sack.
footage is online here
1995 Everton (a)
Ferdinand(13), Lee(64pen), Kitson(66)
Another away win beamed out live on Sky Sports; Les Ferdinand surged forward to
open the scoring, before Rob Lee converted a penalty in the absence of Peter Beardsley and
substitute Paul Kitson scored with his first touch.
Limpar got the home side's consolation goal despite looking well offside.
1997 Dynamo Kiev
Two down to early goals and
having seen Tino Asprilla depart on a stretcher, United improbably
clawed their way back into the tie with two fortunate
goals from Beresford - one later officially given as an own
This all unfolded to the delight of the small following of
under armed guard. For those present it really was a 'once
in a lifetime' experience - until we were drawn to play
the buggers again five years later...
1998 Partizan Belgrade
(Serbia) (a) 0-1
(2-2 on aggregate, lost on away goals)
Cup Winners Cup 1st Round 2nd Leg
Recalled by your correspondent with mixed feelings,
after his night ended with a smack in the
face from a Serbian baseball bat.
Still it could have been much, much worse - a fan was shot
outside the stadium before the game during clashes between
rival groups of the "Grobari" (home fans).
Even getting to Serbia was an achievement, with travel
restrictions caused by escalating political tensions in
the Balkans requiring a circuitous route to be taken.
As to the game itself, a dubious penalty was enough to
knock us out on away goals, David Batty adjudged to have
Batty had been unimpressed when Channel5 chose to
promote their live coverage of this game with a mocked up
photo of Batty clad in stocking and suspenders - a
reference to manager Ruud Gullit's "sexy
2001 A late Pedro Dimas goal secured a draw against Everton Reserves at
Kingston Park. David Unsworth had put the visitors ahead.
Juventus (Italy) (a)
Champions League Group E Match 3
Three games, three defeats and United's Champions League goose looked
cooked - especially with the return game against Juve next
NUFC.com match report
2005 Portsmouth (a)
A rotten performance on the South coast as Newcastle
came away with a point that they barely deserved.
Shay Given pulled off two late
saves to ensure our third consecutive Premiership clean sheet -
which we hadn't managed since 2003 - to prevent an equally
pathetic Pompey stealing the points.
2006 Manchester United (a)
Some excellent saves from Steve Harper
and the goal frame saved us from a drubbing in front of a new Premiership
Leaving a half-fit Shola Ameobi up front on his own
betrayed Glenn Roeder's intention to play for a goalless draw but the
error-ridden defence were never very likely to hold out for 45 minutes,
let alone the full 90.
Demba Ba's fourth goal in two games helped fire United up to third
place after our first top flight win at Molineux in 15 visits.
Jonas Gutierrez was also on target in the Black Country sunshine as Alan
Pardew's side made it nine games without defeat from the start of the season in
league and cup.
And United found unlikely allies in referee Mark Halsey and his
assistants, who denied Mick mcmackem's side a stonewall penalty before
later disallowing an added-time effort.
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went public with the news that their sponsorship deal with
Newcastle United was to end in May 2013 - one year earlier than had been thought.
The agreement with Richard Branson's company had been expected to run until the end of the 2013/14 season.
The new sponsor was still to be revealed.