Man U (a) / Palace (a)
(h) Public sale now
Stoke (h) Public sale now
(h) Member sale now
West Brom (a) SOLD OUT (tbc)
City 3 Newcastle 0
Newcastle's winning run came crashing to a halt at Swansea's Liberty Stadium on
Wednesday evening as just about everything went wrong for Alan Pardew's side.
The three-goal deficit was harsh on United as a combination of non-decisions
from referee, Howard Webb and some bad luck undid the Magpies but luck and form
deserted the visitors.
It was also a night to forget for Tim Krul who could look back at all three
Swansea goals with regret but two or three penalty claims were waved away by
Webb and the non-whistler also failed to dismiss goalscorer Jonjo Shelvey for
an intention to head-butt Mathieu Debuchy.
A fairly sterile first period had seen Loic Remy go closest for United -
wearing the blue away kit - but his well directed header was tipped wide by
But his opposite number, Krul, had very little to do until the first minute of
added time when he made a mess of punching a cross and it fell straight to
substitute Nathan Dyer who volleyed home from eight yards.
Newcastle started the second period with renewed intent and the turning point
of the game came when Remy found time and space in the box to fire goalward
only for a clear handball deny the Frenchman his ninth goal of the season.
Debuchy's cross had also hit the arm of Ashley Williams but both offences were
missed, although Debuchy's frustrated late challenge seconds later was spotted
and punished with a booking.
It was pretty much game over midway through the second period when Webb waved
away more penalty appeals from Yoan Gouffran after he was pushed in the back by
Williams and Swansea broke upfield.
Shelvey was put clean through and Debuchy almost got a last ditch tackle on the
City player but the ball was saved by Krul and unluckily bounced back off
Debuchy into the goal.
Shelvey had an effort saved by Krul but having got away with his coming
together with Debuchy, he curled a first time effort over Krul to make it a
miserable night for Newcastle and secure the points for the Swans with nine
The defeat only saw us drop down a place to seventh with Spurs going above
United after their win at Fulham.
There was more bad news pre-match with Hatem Ben Arfa and Papiss Cisse missing
from the squad with illness and a heel injury, respectively.
Full match report to follow.
Team: Krul, Debuchy, Williamson (
Coloccini, Santon (
Tiote, Cabaye, Gouffran, Remy, Shola Ameobi (
Subs n/u: Anita, Dummett, Elliot, Sammy Ameobi.
Booked: Debuchy, Haidara.
SCFC: Vorm, Tiendalli, Chico, Williams, Ben Davies, Canas, de Guzman,
Pozuelo (Routledge 84), Shelvey, Hernandez (Lamah 71), Vazquez (
Subs n/u: Amat, Taylor, Britton, Tremmel.
Goals: Dyer 45+1, og(Debuchy) 66, Shelvey 81.
Webb - first Toon appointment this season and hopefully his last.
England's most high profile official continued
his World Cup Final embarrassment of ducking major decisions; three penalty claims and a red card for Shelvey
If Webb was confectionery, it would be fudge.
On the flip side, Cabaye was fortunate to escape censure for a challenge from
behind, while Sissoko also avoided a possible yellow for dissent. Both players
remain a single booking away from a one-match suspension.
Magpies @ Swans - all time:
2013/14 lost 0-3
2012/13 lost 0-1
2011/12 won 2-0 Cisse 2
2009/10 drew 1-1 Carroll
1983/84 won 2-1 Wharton, Mills
1980/81 lost 0-4
1979/80 won 3-2 Hibbitt, Rafferty, Shoulder
1964/65 lost 1-3 McGarry
1964/65 lost 0-1 (FAC)
1963/64 won 1-0 Anderson
1962/63 lost 0-1
1961/62 lost 2-3 Thomas, Wright
1951/52 won 1-0 Mitchell (FAC)
1946/47 won 2-1 Shackleton, Wayman
1938/39 won 1-0 Clifton
1937/38 lost 0-2
1936/37 won 2-1 Rogers, Smith
1935/36 won 2-1 McMenemy, Smith
1934/35 won 4-3 Boyd, McMenemy, Murray, Weaver
1914/15 won 2-0 King, Pailor (FAC)
Premier League results:
Crystal Palace 1-0 West Ham
Arsenal 2-0 Hull City
Liverpool 5-1 Norwich City
Manchester United 0-1 Everton
Southampton 2-3 Aston Villa
Stoke City 0-0 Cardiff City
mackems 3-4 Chelsea
Fulham 1-2 Spurs
West Brom 2-3 Man City
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ends on Saturday
While orders are now open for next year's
major Toon work the "Ultimate Who's Who" (info here),
anyone in need of some inspirational reading matter for the coming festive
season is spoilt for choice.
Newly-published works about Blyth Spartans and Wallsend Boys Club
chart the exploits and history of two renowned regional institutions.
Meanwhile, a hasty reprint means that copies of the "My North
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No said Joe,
I don't think so....
Following rumours of a
possible January transfer window bid for him from wearside, former Newcastle
midfielder Joey Barton reacted via Twitter as follows:
"Me to 5under1and? Somehow I just don't think so. I value the time I
spent at NUFC."
"I value the relationship I have with the Toon army to this day. I
could never play for the mackems. It wouldn't be right."
vu all over again
Newcastle U21s 1 Chelsea U21s 1
Newcastle 2 West Bromwich Albion 1
United have published
plans for a proposed redevelopment of their Darsley Park training ground that
will drastically expand and improve facilities.
Subject to planning consent, work is scheduled to begin in 2015 and take up to
a year to complete, involving the demolition of the present structures on
No precise figure for the cost of the redevelopment has been given other than
a vague "multi-million pound" one, but this represents a significant
investment in the club - something that's slightly surprising given
uncertainty over our long-term goals and ownership.
Newcastle U18s 3 Liverpool U18s
United ended a run of
four consecutive home losses at Little Benton on Saturday - but only thanks to
the late and decisive intervention of substitute Tom Heardman.
The striker had only been on the pitch for a matter of moments when heading
home with his second touch of the ball to level the game at 3-3 on 78
That halted the progress of a Reds side who conceded efforts from Jonathyn
Quinn and Macauley Booth before reducing the arrears seconds before the
And by the time Heardman arrived from the bench, his side were trailing after
losing the initiative to the visitors, who swarmed forward and made their
The opening stages of the game saw a procession of chances made and missed by
both sides before Quinn gathered a pass from Dan Barlaser in the 24th minute
before shooting beyond goalkeeper Andrew Firth.
United doubled their lead five minutes before the break, after Firth tipped a
long range free kick from Callum Roberts at the expense of a corner. Roberts
took that, dropping the ball into the Liverpool six yard box for defender
Booth to force it over the line from close in.
Back came the Reds though and dangerman Sergi Canos saw his shot blocked by
Jonathan Mitchell, only for the rebound to sit up nicely for Ryan Kent to nod
United winger Rolando Aarons was proving to be a real handful for the visiting
defence and his trickery came agonisingly close to restoring our two goal lead
after 53 minutes - only for his jinking run into the box to end with a
powerful rising shot thudding off the crossbar.
And that miss was to prove costly, when Jerome Sinclair volleyed home on 71
minutes before Booth got back to clear a goalbound effort from Conor Randall
as the Reds threatened to inflict further damage on their
That proved to be only a temporary reprieve however, Harry Wilson breaking into the box
on 76 minutes to lob a stranded Mitchell and give Liverpool a 3-2 lead.
Despite camping in the Newcastle half for the remainder of the contest, the
Reds were unable to force another goal and it ended honours even - United
deservedly making it four games without
Team: Mitchell, Sterry (Storey 46), Cameron, Olley, Booth, Gillesphey,
Roberts (Heardman 76), Drennan, Quinn, Barlaser, Aarons.
Pearson, Gibson, Kerridge.
Some two years after hanging up his boots at the age of 35, ex-Newcastle
defender Claudio Cacapa has a new role in the coaching set up of his
The former Brazilian international has been appointed to take charge of his
country's U15 age group of players.
Current NUFC outbound loans:
Fergie was an unused substitute as City were held 1-1 at home by Doncaster Rovers
in the Championship on Tuesday. Blues return to St. Andrews for another
league game on Saturday when they host the smoggies.
Dan Gosling (Blackpool)
A night to forget for Dan, playing the full 90 minutes of a 0-1 loss at
Yeovil Town in the Championship on Tuesday night. The Tangerines finished
with just eight men on the field after a trio of red cards in the closing
Next up is a lunchtime trip to Derby County in the Championship on Saturday.
Mehdi Abeid (Panathinaikos)
Cup action for our lad on Thursday evening, when lower league side Iraklis
Psachna are the visitors to the Stadio Apůstolos Nikolaidis.
Sunday service for the Ligue 2 side this weekend, with an away tie in the
French Cup against minnows Fabregues.
James Tavernier/Haris Vuckic (Rotherham United)
The Millers host Rochdale in an FA Cup Second Round tie on Saturday - it's yet
tbc whether the on-loan Magpies duo will be permitted to feature and cup tie
A quickfire home double for the Buddies, who entertain Inverness Caledonian
Thistle and their new manager John Hughes in the SFPL on Saturday, before a
Scottish Cup replay against Queen of the South on Wednesday.
Michael Richardson (Accrington Stanley)
An FA Cup First Round exit to Tranmere Rovers means that Stanley aren't in
action this coming weekend.
Ultimate Who's Who
Since publication of the highly-successful "Newcastle
United: The Ultimate Record" back in 2011, club historian Paul
Joannou has been devoting his energies to a sister work, "Newcastle
United: The Ultimate Who's Who."
Profiling every player to have appeared in any first team game for the club and
its predecessors, the 1,750 biographies included also include managers,
administrators and other backroom staff, plus a wealth of unpublished
This mammoth undertaking is of a similar size and weight to the Ultimate
Record and publication has been set for November 2014.
NUFC.com readers can now pre-order exclusive subscriber copies priced at £30.
Each subscriber copy is individually numbered, features a personalised
certificate mounted within, while the purchaser's name is added to a roll of
honour that will appear in every copy of the book.
The advance purchase price of £30 is the same as the cover price upon
publication, but subscribers will have their copy hand-delivered or posted to
them at any address in the UK for no extra charge (overseas orders are
welcome, with shipping charged at cost price).
This subscriber offer closes on May 1st 2014
and you'll find full details and options to pre-order both online and by post
sees Newcastle on the road to Old Trafford for a 12.45pm kick-off.
All 3,000 tickets have been sold
for the away section of the stadium.
This game comes one day short of three years since Alan Pardew was confirmed as
Chris Hughton's successor in the Gallowgate "hot seat".
Power match betting is online here
PP Match odds:
to win @ 13/2
(NB: quoted odds were accurate at the time of writing, but subject to
fluctuation - click on the link above to display current live odds).
MUFC: Wayne Rooney will miss the game through suspension.
Travel: No known issues
TV: Live on BT Sports
Overseas TV: to follow
UK Radio: tbc
Overseas Radio: Live commentary on talkSPORT
Local Radio: Live commentary on BBC Radio Newcastle
Magpies @ Old Trafford - Premier Years:
2012/13 lost 3-4 Perch, og(Evans),
2012/13 lost 1-2 Cisse (LC)
2011/12 drew 1-1 Ba (pen)
2010/11 lost 0-3
2008/09 drew 1-1 Martins
2007/08 lost 0-6
2006/07 lost 0-2
2005/06 lost 0-2
2004/05 lost 1-2 Ambrose
2003/04 drew 0-0
2002/03 lost 3-5 Bernard, Shearer, Bellamy
2001/02 lost 1-3 Shearer
2000/01 lost 0-2
1999/00 lost 1-5 og(Berg)
1998/99 drew 0-0
1997/98 drew 1-1 Andersson
1996/97 drew 0-0
1995/96 lost 0-2
1994/95 lost 0-2
1993/94 drew 1-1 Cole
1988/89 lost 0-2
1988/89 lost 0-2 (Mercantile)
1987/88 drew 2-2 Mirandinha
1986/87 lost 1-4 D.Jackson
1985/86 lost 0-3
1984/85 lost 0-5
1977/78 lost 2-3 Martin, Burns
1976/77 lost 1-3 Nulty
1976/77 lost 2-7 Burns, Nattrass (LC)
1975/76 lost 0-1
1973/74 lost 0-1
1972/73 lost 1-2 Nattrass
1971/72 won 2-0 Tudor, Barrowclough
Premier League fixtures:
(all 3pm kickoffs unless specified)
Crystal Palace v Cardiff City
Liverpool v West Ham
Southampton v Manchester City
Stoke City v Chelsea
West Brom v Norwich City
mackems v Spurs (5.30pm) SKY
Fulham v Aston Villa (1.30pm) SKY
Arsenal v Everton (4pm) SKY
Swansea City v Hull City (8pm) SKY
The First XI:
...are just four of our superstars inexplicably
absent from "Newcastle United's Greatest Premier League XI"
- a new DVD that's now available.
Featuring Premier League action from the last 20 years, a panel of pundits
attempt the almost impossible task of whittling down the 183 players to have
represented us in over 700 games into a definitive Magpies' lineup.
You can buy the DVD online
here from our partner
Leisure Time Direct for £14.99 (£16.23 inc UK postage)
Next Match |
Saturday 7th December
Live on BT Sports
Swansea City 3
Wednesday 4th December
Match report to follow
Number of Newcastle games attended by NUFC.com in 2013/14:
Fixtures, Tickets etc.
The SJP Box Office is located upstairs in the club shop (underneath the Gallowgate End
stand) and open as follows:
The Matchday Box Office is in the Milburn Stand, a short distance up
the slope from the Sir Bobby Robson Statue.
Paid-for matchday ticket collections take place from the windows at the back of
the Gallowgate End Stand, above NINE Bar.
SJP Box Office phone: 0844 372 1892*
(Open for away ticket sales and enquiries during the above Box Office hours).
* 0044 870 1892 from overseas
Online Box Office is available here
On the opening day of ticket sales, they officially commence at 10am.
Away tickets are sold only to season ticket holders and members. All ST holders are also automatically members (a non-negotiable fee is
added annually by NUFC to each ST).
A £1 administration fee per ticket applies to away sales in all competitions, with no upper limit.
In addition, non-NUFC members pay the same fee on home ticket sales.
SJP season ticket info online here
have put together a discounted ten game home match package starting
with the visit of Arsenal on December 29th.
This allows current ST
holders to buy on behalf of friends and family. Prices from
£244 adults, £64 bairns (public sale of the same
ticket package at a higher price).
The club have also introduced a new price category for 18-21 year olds, with a
ten game package costing from £176 (the same price as for OAPs and students).
SJP Stadium seating plan online here
City Centre map (PDF)
Show Racism the Red Card have a free
download of the NUFC team photo in both PDF and jpeg formats online
Fri 06.12.2013 U18s v Blackburn Rovers (a)
@ Brockhall Village, 12,30pm. U18 Premier League. Note
Sat 07.12.2013 Manchester United (a)
@ Old Trafford, 12.45pm. Premier League. SOLD OUT. Allocation: 3,000. Live on BT Sport.
Sun 08.12.2013 FA Cup Third
Round draw shown
live on ITV1 following coverage of the Bristol City v Tamworth tie,
Res v North Shields (a) @ Daren Perrson Stadium, NE29 6UA, 7.30pm. Northumberland
£5 adults, £3 concessions. 5
min walk from Meadowell Metro, 7 min from North Shields Metro. No alcohol on
sale but Chirton Social Club nearby will admit non-members.
Sat 14.12.2013 Southampton (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. Public
Tue 17.12.2013 U18s v Barnsley (a)
@ Oakwell, 7pm. FA
Youth Cup Third Round.
Fri 20.12.2013 Res v Norwich City (h) @ Whitley Park, Noon.
Note new date.
21.12.2013 Crystal Palace (a)
@ Selhurst Park, 3pm. Premier League. SOLD
OUT. Allocation: 2,600.
Thu 26.12.2013 Stoke City (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. Public
sale now (online), Mon 09.12.2013 (in person/by phone).
Sun 29.12.2013 Arsenal (h) @ SJP, 1.30pm. Premier League. Ticket details
tbc. Live on Sky Sports.
Wed 01.01.2014 West Bromwich Albion (a)
@ The Hawthorns, 3pm. Premier League. SOLD OUT (tbc).
is the public face of the Newcastle United Travel Plan, aimed to help fans attend games using the most efficient and
sustainable methods available.
NUFC ST holders can again take advantage of cut-price home match day travel this season,
with the Magpie Mover ticket.
Pegged at £10 (£11 post), it allows travel to and from all
competitive home first team matches by bus,
Metro, train and ferry in Tyne & Wear, valid from three hours before
kickoff until three hours after full time.
Buy online via the NUFC box office online
here by logging on using your own details, clicking on the
Membership section and scrolling down the page.
NB: payment has to be made at the time of
purchase - the Magpie Mover cost won't be bundled up into any ST direct debits.
A downloadable application form is online
here and can also be picked up from Nexus Travel Shops.
Postal sales cost £11.
FC are offering a £5 saving on Conference Premier League home
games for NUFC season ticket holders this season.
On production of their ST card, fans pay £9 for adult admission while
an adult and junior can attend for £11 via an existing offer
allowing accompanied U16s entry for £2.
Sat 14.12.1013 Welling United 3pm
Thu 26.12.2013 Halifax 3pm
Sat 04.01.2014 Hyde 3pm
Sat 11.01.2014 Nuneaton 3pm
Tue 14.01.2014 Aldershot 7.45pm
Confirmed NUFC UK live TV coverage:
(up to and including 19.01.2014)
NUFC Live on Sky Sports:
Sun 29.12.13 Arsenal (h) 1.30pm
Sun 12.01.14 Man City (h) 2.05pm
NUFC Live on BT:
Sat 07.12.13 Man United (a) 12.45pm
FA Cup Round Dates:
w/e of 04.01.2014
4th Round w/e of 25.01.2014
5th Round w/e of 15.02.2014
6th Round w/e of 08.03.2014
SF Sat 12.04.2014/Sun 13.04.2014
Final Sat 17.05.2014
Northumberland Senior Cup:
Tue 19.11.2013 Alnwick
Tue 19.11.2013 Ashington
Wed 27.11.2013 Bedlington 0-1 Blyth
Wed 11.12.2013 North Shields v NUFC Res
U21 Premier League Cup:
Round of 16:
Burnley v Bolton Wanderers
Cardiff City/Chelsea v West Ham
Everton v Wolves
Exeter City v Blackburn Rovers
Newcastle United v Leicester City
Fulham v Arsenal
Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion
Reading v Watford
FA Youth Cup Round Dates:
3rd Round by Sat 21.12.2013
4th Round by Sat 25.01.2014
5th Round by Sat 15.02.2014
6th Round by Sat 08.03.2014
SF1 Sat 22.03.2014
SF2 Sat 05.04.2014
Live Music @ SJP:
NUFC have applied for council consent to stage concerts at SJP on these
Sat 24.05 / Sun 25.05.2014
Sat 23.05 / Sun 24.05.2015
Rugby Union World
Cup @ SJP:
ticket sales in five batches:
The 20 team event runs from 18.09.2015 to 31.10.2015 with three games scheduled to be played at
Sat 03.10.2015 South Africa v Scotland
Fri 09.10.2015 New Zealand v Tonga
Sat 10.10.2015 Samoa v Scotland
01.01. 2014 Traveling Fan Packages
01.02.2014 Hospitality Packages
05.2014/06.2014 via Rugby Clubs
To members of rugby clubs in England
09.2014 General sale
General sale to the public via a ballot
11.2014/12.2014 General sale
First come, first served basis for any left
International Magpies |
National Service |
Future international dates:
06.12.2013 WCF Final draw
05.03.2014 France v Netherlands FR
12.06.2014-13.07.2014 World Cup Finals
32 nations will contest the 2014 World Cup in Brazil: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia, Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Costa
Rica, Croatia, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Honduras, Iran, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan,
Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria,
Portugal, Russia, South Korea,
Spain, Switzerland, Uruguay, USA.
Coxy's Cockup Corner |
Whoops, He did it Again... |
From Sky's online report of the WBA win:
Man of the match: Sammy Ameobi - Showed a lot of intelligence in his
forward play and led the line well.
(Andy Brown, Ian Austin, Kim Sykes)
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
On This Day in History
Born Or Died:
1922 Robert Cowell born,
Trimdon Grange. (1943-56)
"The best uncapped full back
by team mate Jackie Milburn, Bobby was working at Blackhall Colliery
when he signed for United in October 1943 after a successful trial for the
Featuring for the Magpies in wartime league football, Cowell's belated senior
debut came against Barnsley in February 1947 and he played his part in gaining
promotion from Division Two the following season.
Bobby appeared at right back in all three of Newcastle's FA Cup Final victories
in 1951, 1952 and 1955 - but the latter success was to be his final competitive
United embarked on an end-of-season tour to Germany and just three weeks after
that Wembley success, Cowell was felled by a crude tackle from Uckow of
The German was dismissed, but the knee ligament damage Cowell sustained wasn't
repairable by the medics of the day and the player was forced to retire, aged
Awarded a testimonial by United in 1956 Bobby later had various jobs including
storekeeper and scaffolder. Living in Ponteland, he died in January
1937 Ron McGarry
born, Whitehaven, Cumbria. (1962-67)
"Have goals will
travel" was the motto on the calling card of
this striker, who earned the nickname "Cassius"
while a Magpie.
Spotted playing football for the Army, Ron signed forms for
Workington (managed by Joe Harvey) after a reserve team trial, passing up the
chance to become a rugby league stand-off half with Whitehaven!
Joining Workington full-time after leaving the army in 1960,
Ron's goalscoring prowess brought offers from both Everton and Bolton and he
moved to Burnden Park - Harvey promising to bring him to Tyneside once he'd
become the Newcastle boss.
It took Harvey six months to make
good that promise, McGarry arriving at Gallowgate at a cost of £17,500 in
Debuting in a 2-1 home win against Cardiff, Ron's maiden strike for the club
came during a 1-3 loss at Portsmouth the following week.
The high point of his time at SJP though proved to be the 1964/65 season when
his 16 goals made him top scorer and helped Harvey's side to seal promotion and
lift the Second Division Championship.
McGarry was abruptly sold to Barrow in March 1967 at a cost of £3,500 -
learning only of the deal when summoned to the telephone in Newcaste's La Dolce
Vita nightclub to be told by club Chairman Lord Westwood that the deal had been
Emigrating to Australia in 1968, Ron played for South Coast
United, Bulli and Balgownie Rangers before returning to the North East to serve Gateshead as
player and manager.
And the nickname? It came after he was sent off while
playing for Newcastle at Swansea after going
toe to toe with his marker, McGarry commenting that he'd
have beaten him in the second round.
1961 Alan Davies born, Horton, Wales.
Midfielder who joined Manchester United as a youngster and
played for the Red Devils in their 1983 FA Cup Final victory over Brighton and
Hove Albion - featuring in both the first game and replay.
Welsh international Alan failed to gain a regular
place in the Old Trafford side after breaking his ankle
though and moved to SJP at a cost of £65K in 1985, almost a year after his
last competitive senior outing.
Debuting in a season-opening 1-1 draw at Southampton in August 1985, Alan's
time on Tyneside would also be marred by injury problems and what proved to be
the final outing of that season came just before Christmas when the Saints
A brief loan spell at Charlton that season was curtailed due to
fitness issues and after making returning to action the following season for
United, Alan lost his place again and was loaned to Carlisle
Leaving SJP in the summer of 1987, Davies signed for Swansea City, discovering
both form and fitness back in his native Wales.
A 1989 move to Bradford City didn't really work out and within a year Alan was
back at the Vetch after a part-exchange deal that saw Robbie James move to
Valley Parade was agreed.
Sadly though, Davies took his own life in February 1992, apparently suffering
from depression - he was just 31 years old.
Alan's former club Manchester United provided the opposition in August of that
year, as Swansea City staged a benefit match for his family.
1894 Bedlington Turks (a)
Thompson, McNee, Dickson 2
1896 Burton Wanderers
1903 Blackburn Rovers
Pentland 3, Watson
1908 Sunderland (h)
A goal on his home debut for Albert Shepherd in this
humiliation. However, United still went on to win the
title in the following April. United conceded a staggering
eight goals in half an hour of the second half, including
five in just 10 minutes!
The Football Echo
commented, "As to the cause of the collapse of the
Newcastle team, it was quite evidently due to their being
useless as a combination."
1914 Bolton Wanderers
1925 West Bromwich
Davies 2, Wilson, Fitton
1931 Portsmouth (h)
Neither side could even muster a corner in this drab
1936 Southampton (a)
Walker, Stubbins 4
Spuhler, Potts, Smallwood
A wartime game at St. James' against the mackems during which the prolific
Albert Stubbins scored four and Tommy Walker the other.
1953 The Reserves won 2-1 in
the Central League at Aston Villa. Monkhouse and Keery got United's
1959 Arsenal (h)
Allchurch 2, White 2
1964 Portsmouth (h)
Hockey, Iley, Anderson
1970 Chelsea (a)
Birmingham City (h)
Jimmy Smith lasted less than a minute before being
sent off after a vicious tackle.
1981 Blackburn Rovers
The visitors left with a point thanks to the efforts
of future Magpie coaches Terry Gennoe in goal and Derek
Fazackerley in defence - with the latter partnered by
ex-Mag Glen Keeley.
Oxford United (a)
McDonald(pen), O'Neill, Mirandinha
Fond memories of this one as a weekend away
was aided by a mate's successful scoreline wager. The
winnings financed that evening's celebrations - toasting each
and every player, with doubles for the scorers. No
idea whether we got as far as the subs....
Notts County (a) (Short - 73)
United faced ten men for the third successive match
when Chris Short was sent off after launching himself at Liam O'Brien.
A large away support
made up half the Meadow Lane crowd. The bloke to my right
celebrated Peacock's goal by vaulting the
hoardings before returning to his seat. He reported the
turf to be a little forgiving in places, but generally on
the firm side...
Dyer's latest injury comeback saw him play an hour for the
reserves in a 1-2 loss to Bolton at The Reebok Stadium -
his first outing in nine months.
A poor display from United saw them beaten by strikes from
Dean Holdsworth and Clive Ross before Shola Ameobi netted late on.
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2004 Newcastle were paired with Ryman League side Yeading in
the FA Cup Third Round, leading to notions of a Stevenage Mark II.
Unlike the odious Boro' though, the pre-match build-up was amicable and they were
beaten at the first attempt, the tie eventually being staged at QPR's Loftus
rot was stopped after two nightmarish home losses at the hands of
Portsmouth (1-4) and Liverpool (0-3).
Evidence of genuine quality, determination and resolution on the pitch was echoed in the stands as
team and crowd seemed United.
The Premiership leaders left Tyneside
with their unbeaten record still intact but were probably more relieved
than disappointed with the draw, while United could feel a touch unlucky
not to have earned the win.
Nolan(49 - second yellow)
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The Magpies extended their unbeaten home record to eleven games in all competitions
and chalked up a sixth
successive victory, despite having Kevin Nolan sent off.
What proved to be Fabrice Pancrate's major contribution to our history came in
this game, swivelling in the Leazes box to rifle home a fine shot
to seal the win, after the Hornets had pressed strongly for an equaliser.
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Bromwich Albion (a)
Christmas came early for Roberto Di Matteo's Baggies,
as a particularly inept United gift-wrapped three goals at The Hawthorns.
This proved to be Chris Hughton's final game in charge and he was relieved of
his duties the day after this live Sunday
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