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One Cup: Richard, keys
One of our number had slight cause to regret the events
of Wednesday night - losing his keys while celebrating Moussa Sissoko's
goal in the lower tier of the away end.
The home club cannot help, but if anyone out there is able to do so then
please email Biffa
One Cup: Back to the Lane
Minutes after the final
whistle went at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday, United were paired with Tottenham
Hotspur in the Capital One Cup Quarter Final draw.
Our fourth successive away tie (and the ninth in eleven for this competition)
means a quick return to White Hart Lane, the scene of last Sunday's Premier
are to be played on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday
17th December, with Spurs in Premier League action at Swansea the previous
Sunday afternoon (14th).
For Newcastle meanwhile, the tie comes between a Saturday teatime visit to
North London rivals Arsenal and the Tyne-wear derby at SJP the following
Quarter-final draw: Tue 16.12.2014
Derby v Chelsea Sky
Wed 17.12.2014 Bournemouth v Liverpool Sky
Sheffield United v Southampton date tbc
Tottenham v Newcastle The only previous away fixture against the Cockerels in this competition
was the first leg of a semi-final tie in January 1976. John Pratt scored the
only goal at White Hart Lane to nudge Spurs ahead, but their hero was
goalkeeper Pat Jennings who played a blinder here.
Jennings though could do nothing to stop United winning 3-1 at SJP thanks to
goals from Alan Gowling, Glen Keeley and Geoff Nulty, Don McAllister replying.
Our second and most recent meeting saw Spurs win a Third Round tie at SJP
2-1 back in September 2008. MJS
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increased commitment to coverage of the FA Cup has resulted in a number of
First Round ties being scheduled away from the traditional 3pm Saturday slot -
including both our regional representatives.
The Blyth Spartans v Altrincham tie and Gateshead's trip to
Potteries-based Norton United will kick off at 2pm on Sunday 9th
November - overlapping with our Premier League trip to West Bromwich
BBC1 will broadcast a special edition of Final Score from 1.55pm until 4.20pm
on that Sunday, including updates and footage of the Blyth and Gateshead ties
and six others played that afternoon.
Victory in this round is worth £18K in prize money, while clubs will
receive £12.5K for featuring on Final Score.
One Cup: Ryan Taylor
- over the moon!
Manchester City 0
Strikes from Rolando Aarons
and Moussa Sissoko gave Newcastle a remarkable and famous victory at the
Etihad Stadium as a young side knocked out the Capital One Cup holders on a
wonderful Wednesday evening.
After an absence of over two years due to injury, Ryan Taylor completed the full game and helped set up the opening goal as well as
making a fantastic goalline clearance shortly after Sissoko had scored the
United should have been awarded a penalty with the score at 1-0 when Gabriel
Obertan was felled by Aleksandar Kolarov who would have been red-carded but
rotten referee Stuart Attwell waved away the appeals.
Obertan had an effort disallowed for offside, Paul Dummett had a volley cleared off the
line and Adam Armstrong also went close but Fabricio Coloccini hit his own
post and Rob Elliot made some vital stops as the Magpies marched into the next
There was no promise of what was to come with Pardew making six changes from
Sunday's starting XI, ahead of Liverpool's televised Saturday lunchtime visit.
Dummett was switched to partner Coloccini in the centre of defence and up
front Aarons and Armstrong made it a teenage strikeforce against the current
cup holders and Premier League Champions.
The return of Taylor was a fantastic boost for him, the club and fans after a
two year absence and he was immediately involved, challenging David Silva who
fell awkwardly and was eventually subbed.
But that was after Aarons had put United in front after Taylor
winning the ball from Fernandinho, the winger charging into the box and slipping the ball past Willy Caballero from a tight
angle for his second senior goal.
Aarons sprinted to the touchline to celebrate with the Newcastle coaching and physio
staff who had helped him get back to fitness following an injury that
curtailed his headline-grabbing start to the season back in August.
Sissoko's decisive goal 15 minutes from time was a similar strike but he
showed great strength and skill in beating defenders on his run before
stabbing the ball past Caballero in front of the jubilant away fans.
They celebrated in ironic style with the "Poznan" move that City fans indulge in and the jubilations continued well after the final whistle as
the players came over to join in - although the manager again refrained from
Having concluded an interview in the centre circle, the last player to take a
bow was a clearly emotional Ryan Taylor, who ended up in the front row of the
lower tier, as he handed his shirt to a fan.
The quarter-final draw moments later took the shine off this victory slightly,
with a fourth
successive away tie meaning that travellers now face the prospect of three
London trips in as many weeks before Christmas.
Our first Quarter Final tie in this competition since 2006 should hold few fears
though for a side that has rather spectacularly rediscovered the
winning habit, despite lacking the senior players that left the manager
bemoaning his lot earlier in the season.
Rated at 9/1 in a two horse race before kickoff, United were once again
rewarded for their positive stance and getting on the front foot and playing
So-called experts talk about the unrealistic expectations of Toon fans, but in
reality they are ridiculously easy to please - responding to any hint of
effort and commitment allied with some attacking adventure. Have a go heroes.
While many of the younger fans who took advantage of cheap admission in half
term week enjoyed one of the best nights of their supporting lives to date,
pleasure and satisfaction was no less evident among older followers.
Another timely reminder that good things sometimes do come to those who wait,
comments and messages from those attending and tuning in confirming that
previous scores were settled here - right back to that Dennis Tueart bicycle
kick in the 1976 Wembley Final defeat.
Full match report to follow.
Thanks to NUFC.com reader Ken F for this
view of the away end after full time - he was in the home seats.
Crowd: 40,752 including around 3,000 away fans housed in both the upper
and lower tiers of the South Stand.
Ongoing building work at that end of the stadium that will add 6,000 places by
next season meant a reduction in the space outside the away turnstiles.
That was then exacerbated by some over-zealous ticket checks reminiscent of
our European away games (three separate checks in rapid succession, a dog
search, body search and then scan to get through the turnstile).
And while some of those employed by City were good humoured and helpful,
others seemed to be rehearsing their posturing and hard stares in advance of
this Sunday's visit of the chaps from over Salford way.
"Well, it's a marvellous performance for Newcastle I thought
everything we tried to achieve in the game sort of come off for us - we
defended well, we obviously conceded possession but we always carried a
"This was a victory for our fans, because we get criticised for not
concentrating in the cups in particular -
I've been a bit unlucky as a manager I think in terms of when those cup games
have come round.
"But I had a whole group to select from tonight - we protected ourselves
a little bit for Liverpool and we can go and attack that now and we've got
real confidence and belief and it's very important in football.
"It's important for us that we just keep this momentum going. I do know
what I'm doing - I think I've had most of the scalps as Newcastle manager,
maybe except Arsenal, and I look forward to playing them.
"We don't ever come not to win. We had a game plan. The players needed to
execute it but I couldn't ask for more than they gave me.
"It was outstanding in discipline and the way they carried the threat all
night. The pace in wide areas is something that I think is an asset for us."
About Ryan Taylor:
"Obviously he was outstanding. Professional footballers sometimes get a bad
press for the way they conduct themselves and their professionalism but you
are talking about a guy who for two years has been injured and conducted
himself in the best possible manner.
"He came in with a smile on his face, encouraged players in those two years.
He got his reward because of that professionalism.
"He has only had one and a half reserve games and to play like he did was
absolutely outstanding and a credit to himself.
"Our staff have been very impressed with his conduct. He is a beacon of light
in professional football.
"We are delighted we have been able to give him a platform but he had 10 good
players around him and we couldn't have asked for more."
Quarter-final draw: Derby v Chelsea
Tottenham v Newcastle
Bournemouth v Liverpool
Sheffield United v Southampton
Cup Fourth Round ties:
West Bromwich Albion
Fulham 2-5 Derby County
Liverpool 2-1 Swansea City
MK Dons 1-2 Sheffield United
Shrewsbury Town 1-2 Chelsea
Stoke City 2-3 Southampton Spurs 2-0 Brighton and Hove Albion
Referee: Stuart Attwell -
Warwickshire-based whistler who was once the bright hope of the Select Group of
Referees and the youngest person to take charge of a Premier League game.
We first encountered him competitively on Boxing Day 2009 when he officiated
our 2-2 draw at Sheffield Wednesday at the age of 26.
A trio of Premier League away games then
followed: a 1-1 draw at Wolves in August 2010 when he booked a dozen players
(but allowed Karl Henry to foul Joey Barton with impiunity), a
0-0 draw away at Blackburn in February 2011 and a 0-1
loss at Villa two months later.
Attwell was demoted to the Football League list in early 2012 and hasn't
Tonight proved that he was rightly discarded
and rightly overlooked since then, but incapable of handling a match of this
magnitude - his remarkable decision not to penalise Kolarov for clealy
upending Obertan in the box one of several incredibly lenient calls in favour
of the home side.
United finally beat City after
league and cup games and having lost the
last 11 meetings.
Our last victory anywhere over them came at SJP during September 2005
when Michael Owen scored the only goal of the game, while we haven't beaten
City on their own ground since another 1-0 victory at Maine Road in September 2000
- Alan Shearer on target that day.
We exited from this competition
at the same point last season when losing 0-2 to City in extra time at SJP.
They of course went on to lift the trophy at Wembley.
This breakthrough result came 31 years to the day since Peter Beardsley
grabbed a hat trick in a 5-0 win over City on Tyneside in the old Second
Rolando Aarons became the
to net against City since Demba
Ba at SJP in December 2012,
ending a run of five blank returns for United totaling 525 minutes.
Newcastle's first cup tie at the Etihad Stadium
was also our maiden victory at that venue - just over
a decade after a debuting there in May 2004. Before tonight, ten visits
there ended in two draws and eight defeats.
was our 136th game in this competition since it was founded in 1960. We've recorded 63 wins, lost
55 and drawn 18. Conceding 186
goals, we've scored 218.
Alan Pardew's side are into the Quarter Finals of the
competition for the seventh time in 44 years they've entered, and the first
time since a single goal home defeat to Chelsea in December 2006.
v United - Cup Record:
2014/15 won 2-0 (a) LC Aarons, Sissoko
2013/14 lost 0-1 (h) LC
2001/02 won 1-0 (h) FAC Solano 1994/95 won 3-1 (h) FAC Gillespie 2, Beresford 1994/95 lost 0-2 (h) LC 1994/95 drew 1-1 (a) LC Jeffrey 1976/77 lost 1-3 (h) FAC Gowling 1975/76 lost 1-2 (n) LC Gowling 1974/75 won 2-0 (a) FAC Nulty, Burns 1968/69 lost 0-2 (a) FAC 1968/69 drew 0-0 (h) FAC 1956/57 won 5-4 (a) FAC White 2, Curry, Tait, Casey 1954/55 won 3-1 (n) FAC Hannah, Milburn, Mitchell 1923/24 won 2-0 (n) FAC Harris 2
League Cup Top Scorers
- current NUFC players:
3: Ryan Taylor
2: Sammy Ameobi, Papiss Cisse, Emmanuel Riviere 1: Rolando Aarons, Paul Dummett, Yoan Gouffran, Moussa Sissoko
City v United - PL era:
2014/15 Won 2-0 Aarons, Sissoko 2013/14 Lost 0-4 2012/13 Lost 0-4 2011/12 Lost 1-3 Gosling 2010/11 Lost 1-2 Gutierrez 2008/09 Lost 1-2 Carroll 2007/08 Lost 1-3 Martins 2006/07 Drew 0-0 2005/06 Lost 0-3 2004/05 Drew 1-1 Shearer 2003/04 Lost 0-1 2002/03 Lost 0-1 2000/01 Won 1-0 Shearer 1995/96 Drew 3-3 Albert 2, Asprilla 1994/95 Drew 0-0 1993/94 Lost 1-2 Sellars* 1993/94 Drew 1-1 Jeffrey (LC)
(games before 2003/04 at Maine Road)
League Cup Top Scorers - current NUFC players:
3: Ryan Taylor
2: Sammy Ameobi, Papiss Cisse, Emmanuel Riviere 1: Paul Dummett, Yoan Gouffran
lad: Old boy takes
Championship basement side Blackpool confirmed on Thursday morning that they
had appointed Lee Clark as their new manager a one year rolling
Tynesider Clark celebrated his 42nd birthday on Monday having being dismissed
as Birmingham City boss a week earlier. He previously took charge of
Among the tasks facing Lee at Bloomfield Road is coaxing effective
performances from a certain Nile Ranger, who has netted just once in nine
games for the Seasiders.
Clark's first game comes at home to Ipswich Town on Saturday before a midweek
visit to another of his former clubs, Fulham.
His appointment continues a link between the two clubs, with predecessors in
the Blackpool hotseat Gary Megson, Sam Allardyce, Graham Carr and Bob Stokoe
all holding or having held positions at SJP.
Recalling their times
playing together for Newcastle (and doubtless glossing over their brief
reunion at Leicester City), Keith Gillespie and Steve Howey will
appear at South Shields Customs House on Friday November 7th.
Tickets are on sale now from £10 hereand we have pairs to give away in a free-to-enter competition. To enter,
hereto tell us who is celebrating a goal at Elland Road
in this photo with Gillespie and Sir Les:
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Saturday sees the Magpies complete a hectic run of three games in seven
days when Pope Brendan brings his side from the Vatican
Anfield to SJP for a 12.45pm kickoff.
And after a stuttering start to the season, United go into the contest bidding
to register their fourth successive victory in all competitions - something
they last managed exactly a year ago, when winning a quartet of PL games.
Santon, Siem De Jong and Cheick Tiote are sidelined, while Steven Taylor was
withdrawn as a precaution from Wednesday's squad but should be OK to continue.
Mike Williamson was also pictured training.
Following successive away wins in league and cup, Alan Pardew finds himself
with a variety of options for this game, having given pitch time to 20
different players during 180 minutes at White Hart Lane and the Etihad.
That total doesn't include phantom striker Facundo Ferreyra or Papiss Cisse,
with the latter joining training ahead of the Liverpool and with a chance of
quoted odds were accurate at the time of writing, but subject to fluctuation -
click on the link above to display current live odds).
Jose Enrique Daniel Sturridge and John Flanagan won't be considered due to
Ahead of the game, the Reds
came from a goal down a
at Anfield in the Capital One Cup
on Tuesday to record
a 2-1 win in 90 minutes.
On the road in the Premier League this season, Liverpool have been
beaten twice in four games - having lost just four times in 19 away fixtures
in the 2013/14 season.
So far this time round they've lost 1-3 at Manchester City and West Ham
winning at Spurs (3-0) and QPR (3-2).
Striker Fabio Borini will hope to be
involved on Saturday to have a chance
of continuing his 100% record against Newcastle, scoring and winning each time
he faces us.
Netting within seconds of appearing from the bench for Liverpool at SJP in
April 2013, the Italian got on the scoresheet in both derby matches last
season while on loan to the mackems. Referee: Andrew
Marriner (West Midlands), whistler who presided over Southampton's recent 8-0
routing of the mackems. We've not had the pleasure of his company since our
0-4 loss at St.Mary's in March.
That was the fifth appointment of an eye-catching series of games involving us
last season. Dismissing Steven Taylor in a 0-4 loss at Manchester City, Mapou
Yanga- Mbiwa saw red in a 2-2 home draw with Liverpool before eleven Toon
players remained on the pitch for victories at both Old Trafford and Upton
Pub Watch: The Bridge,
If a great location is what you're after, then The Bridge Hotel offers
one of the most spectacular in Newcastle. Just a short walk from Grey Street
and the Quayside, and right next door to the Castle Keep and the High Level
bridge, you'll find stunning views of the River Tyne from both the pub and
Built on a medieval site, the Bridge Hotel is a traditional venue boasting
quiet secluded areas, cozy Victorian snugs, wooden paneling and carved
fittings, together with stained glass windows and highly detailed mosaics.
The atmosphere is just as impressive, and the friendly staff offers a true
local Tyneside welcome to huge variety of customers who visit the venue for
its history, its impressive programme of live entertainment, its outstanding
reputation for serving a huge choice of cask ale, and its mouth-watering
further details of this and the 20 other
locations that make up the Sir John Fitzgeraldestateonline
Metro: No scheduled service disruptions
Soccerbus: Details of the X50 Soccerbus linking the Metrocentre
Coach Park and the X40 Great Park & Ride connecting from the north
of the city are online
here UK TV: Live
on BT Sport
Overseas TV: tbc
commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live
NE Radio: Live commentary on BBC Newcastle
Overseas Radio: Live commentary on talkSPORT
Reds @ SJP - Premier League era:
2013/15: Drew 2-2 Cabaye, Dummett
2012/13: Lost 0-6 2011/12: Won 2-0 Cisse 2 2010/11: Won 3-1 Nolan, Barton, Carroll 2008/09: Lost 1-5 Edgar 2007/08: Lost 0-3 2006/07: Won 2-1 Martins, Solano (pen) 2005/06: Lost 1-3 Ameobi 2004/05: Won 1-0 Robert 2003/04: Drew 1-1 Shearer (pen) 2002/03: Won 1-0 Robert 2001/02: Lost 0-2 2000/01: Won 2-1 Solano, Dyer 1999/00: Drew 2-2 Shearer, Ferguson 1998/99: Lost 1-4 Guivarc'h 1997/98: Lost 0-2 (LC) 1997/98: Lost 1-2 Watson 1996/97: Drew 1-1 Shearer 1995/96: Won 2-1 Ferdinand, Watson 1994/95: Drew 1-1 Lee 1993/94: Won 3-0 Cole 3
Latest Premier League fixtures:
(3pm unless specified)
Sat 01.11.2014: Arsenal v Burnley
Chelsea v QPR
Everton v Swansea City
Hull City v Southampton
Leicester City v West Bromwich Albion
Stoke City v West Ham
Sun 02.11.2014: Manchester City v Manchester United (1.30pm) Sky Aston Villa v Spurs (4pm) Sky
Crystal Palace v mackems (8pm) Sky
2014/15 season Magpie
Mover tickets remain available to NUFC season ticket holders. Priced
at £20 (£21 by post) they allow free travel on buses, Metro,
trains & ferries in Tyne and wear for three hours before and after
competitive home first team games. Order online
Magpies currently on temporary assignment
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (AS Roma) The defender appeared as 54th minute substitute against Cesena on
Wednesday, contributing an assist in a 2-0 home success. Roma remain second in
Serie A, level on points, goals scored and conceded with Juventus - the
bianconeri in pole position after beating Roma recently.
Jonathyn Quinn (Blyth Spartans) Farsley (a) FA Trophy, Saturday.
Remie Streete (Port Vale) Colchester United (a) League One, Saturday.
Hatem Ben Arfa (Hull City) Southampton (h) Premier League, Saturday.
Jamaal Lascelles, Karl Darlow (Nottingham Forest) Huddersfield Town (a) Championship, Saturday.
Three wins in as many games for England's U17 side in Cyprus saw the
youngsters secure a berth in the Elite Qualifying Round of the European
Championships and Newcastle' Paul Woolston
collect a trio of caps.
The goalkeeper was between the posts for a 4-1 win over Cyprus on Saturday,
keeping his place for Monday's 1-0 success against Macedonia and a 3-1
conquest of the French in Paphos on Thursday.
The Elite Round takes place early next year for the 16 team Finals, held during
May 2015 in Bulgaria.
Victory Shield callups:
Mackenzie Heaney (England U16s): Fri 31.10.2014 Wales (a) Bangor
Same competition, different side for midfielder Mackenzie, who represented
Scotland in the Victory Shield in 2013.
Owen Gallacher (Scotland U16s):
Fri 31.10.2014 Northern Ireland (h) St. Mirren
Standing by for action is striker Owen, whose father John played for Newcastle
between 1989 and 1992.
From the BBC, Monday, confirmation that the Newcastle owner has got his way
and effectively assumed control at Ibrox despite owning less than 10% of the
Graham Wallace has resigned from his role as Rangers chief executive, the club
The news comes as the Ibrox outfit confirm the agreement of an emergency
interest free £2m loan from Newcastle owner Mike Ashley. Wallace follows
finance director Philip Nash in leaving the club.
Ashley, whose loan is secured against Edmiston House and the Albion car park,
had wanted Wallace and Nash to leave the club. The Newcastle owner will now
"put forward" two names to be elected to the Ibrox board.
Ashley - who owns 8.92% of the Championship side - saw off rival offers of
funding from former Rangers director Dave King and Sale Sharks owner Brian
"The board is pleased to announce that the company's subsidiary, The
Rangers Football Club Limited, has entered into a credit facility agreement
with MASH Holdings Limited pursuant to which MASH shall make available the sum
of £2m for drawdown by the company," a Rangers statement to the Stock
"MASH is a shareholder in the company holding 8.92 per cent of the voting
rights in the company. The facility shall be secured by standard security
granted by the company over Edmiston House and Albion car park.
"The facility shall be for a six-month term and is interest-free. The
facility will be used by the company for general working capital purposes.
Under the terms of the facility, MASH has the right to appoint up to two
directors on the board of directors of RFCL."
compo - winners
We had two
copies of Michael Walker's fine examination of North East football "Up
There" to give away and asked which Newcastle manager tried to
signSteve Bruce, Mark Hateley and Kevin Sheedy following promotion in
1984 but ended up resigning when he was blocked by the board. Virtually everyone knew that it was Arthur Cox (but a couple of Jack
Charltons crept in). From our bulging sack, books will soon be crashing on to
the doormats of:
Tony Griffiths, Essex
The North Shields Badger
"Up There" is available from all good bookshops now and can
be ordered direct from the publishers here.
Michael will also be signing copies in Newcastle later this month (details tbc)
accompanied by former Magpie Rob Lee.
Issue 115 of True Faith is now available in digital-only format. Click
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Fan Forum #5 minutes
Monday saw the fifth meeting of the fan forum run by NUFC, what they
"term an opportunity for members to quiz the club on any issues on
behalf of all supporters, as well as being the club's opportunity to redress
the balance with facts. All questions and answers are published on the club's
website for the wider fan base". minutes
are available online here
A few things that caught our eye:
Ambitions for the current season:
"The club's minimum target this season is to finish in the top
ten of the Premier League."
Whether that tenth place is the trigger for staff bonuses to be paid this
season wasn't elaborated upon. Striker arrival in next transfer window:
"....additional attacking players had been pursued. The club are
continuing to look at potential targets but stressed no guarantee could be
made in reference to January."
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa situation:
"The move was sanctioned in the interests of all parties. There is the
possibility that the transfer could become permanent at the end of the loan
period at around the fee Newcastle United initially paid for him*.
"The club added that it had initially reached a verbal agreement for a
replacement defender in the summer. Because the deal with AS Roma took longer
than expected, the replacement transfer was no longer possible.
"The club's view was that the deal to allow Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa to leave
was in the interests of all parties and, after taking the medium-to-long term
view, the club let him leave."
* reported as £6.7m by Sky Sports in January 2013
That appears to back up the one in / one out line that was peddled by the club
in the closing days of the last transfer window - what does occur to us was
that the "replacement transfer" that couldn't be completed was
actually a permanent switch for Jamaal Lascelles from Forest, which could only
then be concluded as a loan leading to a future transfer.
Recall rumours for the Nottingham Forest loanees:
the club are
delighted to have secured both Jamaal (Lascelles) and Karl Darlow and
while they will be big assets to the squad in future, it was not true that
they could be recalled from their current loan deals until the end of the
The question of why Lascelles was part of the Premier League squad list
NUFC submitted in September (but Darlow wasn't) didn't then get asked by
Regarding the story about Lascelles and the fact that the club confirmed it
was wrong, it's yet to be seen whether the media outlets who published that
would be subject to a ban. If they consider it "patently untrue"
then they'll be out, or if "incorrect information" then they'll stay
Leicester City (h) kickoff delay (i):
Asked how NUFC communicated information on this:
The club used social media and club website, sent emails to broadcasters
and journalists and gave face-to-face updates to reporters and TV/radio
personnel, while stewards around the stadium used loud hailers to
communicate with fans.
There's a danger here that the club are relying on social media to get
messages out, regardless of whether fans use those networks - or could even
connect to them.
Our reading of the "loudhailer" comment is that there's no PA
system around external areas of SJP - in contrast to other Premier League
stadia (eg Old Trafford, Anfield), where announcements are regularly made on
That begs the question of how emergency situations would be dealt with if
turnstiles were already open and fans were leaving and arriving at the same
time. Those inside the ground would hear the PA, but those outside wouldn't be
Given the large number of spectators unfamiliar with SJP who will attend both
rugby events in 2015, it's surely worth reviewing all possible communication
Leicester City (h) kickoff delay (ii):
When asked about fans adversely affected by the late finish to the game
because of booked trains, the club responded by saying that:
Those supporters are asked to write to the club's Box Office (St. James'
Park, Newcastle, NE1 4ST) so that the club can assess complaints on a
(We're aware of some of who left the game early because of service specific
ticket bookings and others who stayed and were charged additional fares on
later trains. Anyone who used public transport other than the train ie coach
services or flights may also wish to write to the club).
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.
Running to raise funds for The Children's Foundation and the Sir Bobby Robson
Foundation, Mark intends to complete the 3,580 miles in 100 days through Portugal, Spain, Andorra, France, Italy,
Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece and 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.
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 :
London24 seem to think we interviewed
Alan Pardew ahead of the visit to Spurs!
“I can feel a little bit more confidence in and around the camp. But we have to
improve results full stop going forward,” Pardew told
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On This Day in History
Born Or Died:
1898 Tom Phillipson born, Ryton.
Centre forward signed in December 1919 from local side
Scotswood for £500 after returning from army service in World War I.
An England schoolboy international and prolific scorer as a youngster, Tom
debuted in a 0-4 loss at Everton during January 1920 but took seven games
to break his duck before netting against Sheffield Wednesday at Gallowgate that
Kept out of the side for the first half of the following season, a return of
one goal from five outings saw Phillipson fall from favour at SJP and United
recouped their initial outlay from Swindon Town in May 1921.
They in turn doubled their money when selling him on to Wolves in late 1923 and
Philippson helped them to claim the Third Division North title that season.
Regaining his goal touch, Tom remained a mainstay of the Wolves side until 1928
before rounding off his career at Sheffield United, Bilston United and Walsall.
Settling in Wolverhampton, he later served as Lord Mayor of the town and his
death was recorded there in November 1965.
1910 Thomas Mooney born, Tollcross, Glasgow.
Coming to prominence with Airdrieonians after an earlier
undistinguished spell at Celtic, outside left Tom was pursued by various
English clubs after impressing for a Scottish League select XI in two
Newcastle won the race for his signature and paid out £2,650 for Mooney in
October 1936, putting him straight in the side for a 1-0 home victory over
The 1938/39 campaign would prove to be Tom's most effective, playing in 42 of
the club's 46 games in league and cup and finding the net on twelve occasions.
With the outbreak of World War II causing the cessation of the league programme
in September 1939 however, Mooney's career in football was effectively at an
Returning to Airdrieonians as a war guest, Tom signed for Morton in 1944. His
death was recorded in December 1981.
1935 Jimmy Hill born, Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland.(1957-58)
Makeweight in the deal that saw Jackie Milburn cross the Irish
Sea to join Linfield in June 1957, midfielder Jimmy had started his playing
career with the local YMCA side and then intermediate side Carrick Rangers.
Debuting in a 3-1 home win over Spurs in August 1957, "Tiger" Hill
chalked up his first goal during a 4-1 success at Birmingham City in what was
only his third appearance.
Losing his place in late 1957, Jimmy played just once more in the first team
that season and left for Norwich City in a £3,000 deal after barely a year on
In five years at Carrow Road, Hill helped the Canaries to promotion from
Division Three, collected a League Cup winners medal - scoring in the final -
and was capped at senior level by Northern Ireland.
Jimmy later admitted that that he'd come close to leaving Norwich in 1958 due
to a persistent ankle problem, a move to Mansfield Town almost going through.
Everton paid £25,000 for his services at the start of the 1963/64 season but
Hill's time at Goodison was blighted by injury and he made just seven
Joining Port Vale in 1965, Hill returned to his native Northern Ireland three
years later as player-manager of Derry City.
After a stint in charge of Linfield he left the game in 1972 and ran a sports
shop in his home town - also managing local side Carrick Rangers between 1988
1948 John Craggs born, Flinthill, Durham.
(1964-71 & 1982-83)
Right back who was an understudy to David Craig for much of his
time at SJP, debuting in a 1-1 draw at Everton in October 1966.
The 1968/69 season was John's most successful in terms of games played, with 20
appearances following his return to the first team after a 22 month absence.
That included a trio of a Fairs Cup games: both legs of the Setubal tie and the
Ibrox meeting with Rangers, while Craggs was also on the bench for the home leg
of the final.
Seeking regular football, John joined Division Two Middlesbrough in August 1971
for £60,000 going on play almost 500 times in over a decade at Ayresome Park.
The Magpie connections remained though, playing under Stan Anderson and Jack
Charlton and alongside Graeme Souness, Irving Nattrass, Stuart Boam and David
Mills - the latter who was his best man.
Available on a free transfer in the summer of 1982, Craggs returned to SJP and
made a second debut amid the clamour of Kevin Keegan's first game at home to
A dozen more first team matches followed (plus reserve outings) before John's
final outing, a 0-1 defeat at Cambridge in April 1983. He also returned to Boro
to play in his testimonial match in November 1982 - a game recalled for an
freak eye injury to guest player Kevin Keegan that caused him to miss the next
five Newcastle games.
Moving to Darlington as Quakers player- coach in 1983, John later played in non
league football for Crook Town and worked as a car salesman in Redcar.
1988 saw Craggs join the coaching staff at Hartlepool alongside fellow SJP old
boys Pop Robson and Bob Moncur, taking over as caretaker boss when the latter
Involved in a sports shop on Teesside with Willie Maddren, Craggs ended up
working for the company that became Sports Direct after the business was bought
1956 Eddie Edgar born, Jarrow.
Goalkeeper who made a solitary first team appearance in place
of Mick Mahoney in a 2-4 defeat at Derby County in an FA Cup Quarter Final back
in March 1976.
Moving on to Hartlepool United that summer, Eddie played over 80 games for
'Pools in three seasons and also went on loan to New York Cosmos where he
played with Pele.
Appearing for Gateshead in 1980, Edgar opted to emigrate to Kitchener in the
Ontario province of Canada, where one of his uncles was already living.
Playing part time for London City, Eddie became involved in youth coaching and
oversaw the development of his son David (a defender), who was coveted by
various clubs in England and Scotland before opting to become a Magpie at the
age of 14.
David went on play 23 first team games for Newcastle between 2006 and 2009. He
was also capped at senior level for Canada and played for Swansea City and
1991 James Tavernier born, Bradford. (2007-14)
Fullback who joined Newcastle's Academy at the age of 15,
following his release by Leeds United's youth setup and subsequent relocation to Tyneside
with his family.
Debuting for the U18s as a substitute in a 4-1 home win over Huddersfield
Town in February 2007, Tav's reserve bow came in a Central League Cup tie
against Sheffield United at Whitley Park in September 2008.
And a year to the day, he debuted in senior football as a young
Magpie XI lost 0-2 in the League Cup at Peterborough United.
His next game came in the same competition away to Accrington Stanley the
following August, after which a loan move over the river to Gateshead in
January 2011 saw him play 13 times for the Conference side.
Spending the 2011/12 campaign on loan at a trio of League One clubs - Carlisle
United, Sheffield Wednesday and MK Dons - Tav signed a new three year contract
By his 21st birthday, James had played three more games for Newcastle: in the Europa
League away to Atromitos, at Old Trafford in the League Cup and away to Reading
in the Premier League.
Two more Europa League starts, the FA Cup embarrassment at Brighton and a
Premier League substitute outing in the 3-7 mauling at Arsenal then came the
Loaned to Shrewsbury Town in August 2013, Tav played just twice before a foot injury saw him heading back to
Tyneside. A move to Rotherham on loan three months later though was more
successful and his five goals and form helped the Millers win the League One
playoffs at Wembley.
With a year of his SJP deal remaining, it had been excepted that James would
make his loan move to Rotherham permanent but he chose instead to join fellow
Championship side Wigan - who offered better terms.
Division One J.R.Richardson
Dean 2, Johnson 2, White 2, Critchley, Stein
30,765 A scoreline that has only been repeated once (at West Ham in 1986) and
remains United's heaviest top flight away defeat (the 0-9 loss at Burton
Wanderers in 1895 coming in Division Two).
1936 Plymouth Argyle (h)
Division Two Smith
1953 Sheffield United (a)
Division One Hannah
Brook 2, Hawksworth
30,412 Ivor Broadis debuted following his move from Manchester City.
Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)
Division One Broadbent(1), Murray(2)
33,999 Latecomers to Molineux missed all the action, both goals being scored in the
opening eighty five seconds.
City (a) 1-1 (1-0)
Division Two Robson
Manchester United (h) 1-0 (0-0)
Division One Davies(51)
45,176 Red Devils 'keeper Jimmy Rimmer made a hash of catching the ball and when it
bounced off his feet, Wyn Davies was on hand to poke it home at the Leazes End. Youtube footage is online here
Oldham Athletic (a)
Division Two Davies(31)
Wylde(15), Heaton(19), Steel(40)
9,010 A dispiriting afternoon on the Boundary Park grass (the plastic pitch didn't
appear until 1986) made it just one win in United's last thirteen away games.
1987 Arsenal (h)
Division One Smith
23,662 United's best chance of a goal came when Paul Goddard was tripped in the box
by David Rocastle, only for Gunners 'keeper John Lukic to claw Neil McDonald's
spot kick away. Alan Smith then volleyed home late on past an unsighted Gary Kelly in the
Leazes goal to send the points southbound. Match
footage is online here
1990 Newcastle Reserves beat their Blackburn counterparts 3-0, Swedish
triallist Jan Eriksson playing for United.
Leicester City (a)
Division One O'Brien(67)
19,687 A bad day at Filbert Street, South Shields born Bobby Davison got one of the
home side's goals and Kevin Sheedy was sent off in the final minute for kicking
The only bright spot had been a free kick of awesome power by Liam O'Brien.
West Ham United (h) 0-3 (0-0)
Premiership Wright(56,90) Sinclair(76)
36,744 Stuart Pearce was sent off for an elbow only seen by referee Graham Poll.
The defeat saw United slip into the bottom half of the table.
2000 United's second string beat
Darlington 2-0 in a behind closed doors game thanks to goals from Pedro Dimas
and Pablo Bonvin. NUFC.com match report
2001 The Reserves left it late but goals
from Lomana LuaLua and Michael Chopra overcame Bradford City 2-1 at Valley
NUFC.com match report
Bolton Wanderers (a) 1-2 (0-0)
27,196 A Darren Ambrose rocket was bookended by two poor Shay Given fumbles that
ultimately cost his side dear. NUFC.com match report
2005 Michael Chopra got a hat-trick with
Marc Walton and Robbie Elliott getting the other goals in a 5-0 humping of West
Bromwich Albion Reserves at Kingston Park. NUFC.com match report
Chopra made it three goals in two visits to the Stadium of Plight, scoring twoce
in Cardiff City's 2-1 defeat of the mackems - and celebrating with obvious
delight in front of emptying home sections.
2009 The U18s extended their unbeaten run to six games, defeating
Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 at home thanks to goals from Stephen Folan and Brad
Premier League Nolan(26,34,75), Ameobi(45+3pen,70)
Bent(90) 51,988 Kevin
Nolan and Shola Ameobi shared five goals as Steve
Bruce's mackems were given a Halloween to remember on Tyneside.
Captain Kev bagged a hat-trick and to round off a perfect day, ex-Magpie clown
Titus Bramble was red-carded for bringing down Andy Carroll when he
was in on goal. NUFC.com
Stoke City (a)
Premier League Ba(12,40,81pen) Walters(75pen) 26,564 United
moved up to third after giving The Potters a taste of their own medicine at the
Demba Ba hit his second hat-trick of the season to make it a staggering eight
goals in five league games for the on-fire forward. NUFC.com