Man U (a) / Palace (a)
(h) / 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. He carried on
his World Cup Final embarrassment of failing to give any major decisions and
three penalty claims and a red card for Shelvey weren't given.
On the flip side, Cabaye was lucky to escape a booking for a challenge form
behind and Sissoko also escaped a yellow for dissent. Both were just one
booking away from 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
East" Sir Bobby Robson fundraiser are now available once again.
|Take 66 North East
personalities, get them to divulge their favourite view of the region,
illustrate those with some beautiful images and then compile the whole
into a lavish book to benefit a great cause. info
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excellence; eight years of work has gone into this detailed account of
the ups and downs of the Spartans. info
||The history of Wallsend Boys
Club recounts the life and times of a famous footballing nursery and a
valuable social resource for over a century. info
We've called in some favours and obtained signed copies of
all three books for a special free-to-enter NUFC.com competition. To be in with a chance of winning, please email
us with the answer to this question:
Which product of Wallsend Boys Club won his first senior England cap at
Wembley in November 2013.
Closing date is Sat 7th December @ 12.45pm and the subject line
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be delivered to addresses within the UK.
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
Match report is online here
Gateshead's delayed FA Cup First Round replay against Oxford United at The International Stadium
goes ahead this Thursday night - kickoff is at 7.45pm.
Advance tickets purchased for the first tie remain valid, and can still be
bought as follows for just £5 adults:
Club Offices, First Floor Wed 9am-5pm
Ticket Office at main reception Wed 5-7pm
Tickets can also be bought on-line here
until Wednesday night and collected from the Club Office from 9am-5pm or
at the Ticket Office from 6pm on Thursday.
No advance tickets will be sold on the day of the game and normal match day
prices (£14 adults) will apply at the turnstiles on the night, which are open
PS: BT Sport will televise the Oxford tie live and also the Second Round game between
Wrexham and either Gateshead or Oxford on Monday December 9th.
Proud sponsors of
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 Subs n/u:
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.
A tale of three cities!
A 1-2 defeat by Birmingham
City appeared to have ended Newcastle's U21 Premier League Cup campaign at
the first time of asking on Tuesday - but within 72 hours, the Magpies were
back in the competition!
Birmingham's on-loan striker Aaron Mclean scored both goals to defeat United -
but it subsequently transpired that the same player had played and scored for
parent club Hull City in the previous round of the
with the Premier League, Birmingham opted to
withdraw and United were promptly reinstated
- where they'll play Leicester City at home on a date yet to be
U21 Premier League Cup revised
Round of 16 draw:
Burnley v Bolton Wanderers
Cardiff City/Chelsea v Bristol City/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
Following various alterations to the fixture
schedule for the U18 and U21 sides, here's a rundown of who,
where, when and why for the remainder of 2013.
NB: All of the following games are open to the public:
Fri 06.12.2013 Blackburn Rovers U18s v NUFC U18s
@ Brockhall Village, 12,30pm. U18 Premier League.
Wed 11.12.2013 North Shields v NUFC U21s
@ Daren Perrson Stadium, 7.30pm. NSC Quarter Final.
£5 adults, £3 concessions - pay at the gate.
(The U18 game v Middlesbrough scheduled for Sat 14.12.2013 has been postponed.
No new date as yet.)
Tue 17.12.2013 Barnsley U18s v NUFC U18s
@ Oakwell Stadium, 7pm. FA Youth Cup Third Round.
£tbc adults, £tbc concessions - pay at the gate.
(The U18 game v Manchester United scheduled for Sat 20.12.2013 and then
rescheduled to Fri 19.12.2013 has been postponed. No new date as yet.)
Fri 20.12.2013 NUFC U21s v Norwich City U21s
@ Whitley Park, Noon. U21 Premier League.
£3 adults, £1 concessions, ST holders/members free.
Date tbc.12.2013 NUFC U21s v Leicester City U21s
@ venue tbc, KO tbc. U21 Premier League Cup Round of 16.
U18/U21 games are subject to rescheduling/cancellation at short notice - often
due to the weather. As ever, we'll endeavour to post news of any further
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 evening.
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
A fifth away draw of the season for Dijon in Ligue 2, the on-loan winger
arriving as a 64th minute substitute in a 1-1 stalemate at Nimes on Friday
James Tavernier/Haris Vuckic (Rotherham United)
A double debut at the New York Stadium on Saturday, as Gillingham were
beaten 4-1 in League One. Tavernier started for the Millers and scored his
first-ever senior goal, while
Haris arrived as an 83rd minute substitute.
footage of Tav's goal and interview here
Michael Richardson (Accrington Stanley)
Michael looked on from the bench as Stanley's recent good run ended with a 0-1
defeat at Northampton Town in League Two
Conor's third goal in four games put the Buddies ahead in the Scottish
Cup on Saturday. However they were held 2-2 by second tier side Queen of the
South on the Palmerston plastic.
Mehdi Abeid (Panathinaikos)
A 1-1 draw away to Apollon Srminis in the Greek Super League on Saturday
featured the Toon loanee for just over an hour.
Milestones for old boy
Having last donned his
gloves competitively back in January 2013, former Newcastle goalkeeper Shay
Given completed a deadline day loan move from Aston Villa to the smoggies
A winning debut for Given against Bolton Wanderers at the Riverside on
Saturday then saw the 37 year-old complete 600 senior appearances in all competitions at
club level and also gain entry to a very exclusive club.
A year before joining United in 1997, Shay had a loan stint at the mackems,
meaning that a Boro bow will see him emulate Billy Agnew, Stan Anderson and
Alan Foggon in representing clubs on the Tyne, wear and tees.
(That list excludes wartime guest appearances and also non-first team games -
the latter meaning that former NUFC academy trialist Danny Graham isn't
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
sale now (online), Wed 04.12.2013 (in person/by phone).
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:
Wed 04.12.13 Swansea City (a) 7.45pm
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
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:
1899 Charles William Spencer born, Washington, County
Picked up by United from local
league football, half back Charlie was converted to a centre back at Gallowgate
(although he'd actually begun his career as a goalkeeper).
Making his debut in a 2-1 home victory over Bolton in March 1922, the only goal
of his Magpies career arrived against Stoke City at SJP just over a year later.
Capped twice by England in 1924 and 1925, Spencer made 34 league appearances in
United's 1926/27 championship-winning season but exited the club in the summer
of 1928, joining Manchester United for £3,250.
After departing Old Trafford in in 1930, Spencer later served as player/manager
of both Tunbridge Wells Rangers and Wigan Athletic, before taking charge of
Grimsby Town between 1937 and 1951.
After a brief spell with Hastings United, Charlie took over at York City in
November 1953. However he passed away barely three months into his tenure at
1900 Christopher Swan born, Byker.
Inside forward who joined United after WW1 but struggled to hold down a
first team place following his debut in a 0-1 reverse at Burnley in April 1920.
Departing for Stockport County on a free transfer, Chris later appeared for
Hull City and Crystal Palace before ending his playing days with Scarborough in
Swan's death was recorded in Bournemouth, in 1979.
1943 Les O'Neill born, East Hartford.
pitman who began his playing career with New Hartley Juniors and joined
United from Blyth
Les was a regular in the Magpies reserve side but made just one first senior
appearance - a 5-2 loss at
Portsmouth in October 1963.
Suffering a career-threatening
injury that sidelined him for almost a year, Les left for Darlington in search of first team
football and later joined Bradford City.
However it was a five year spell with Carlisle United that brought O'Neill to
prominence, his goals helping the Cumbrians gain promotion to Division One in
Les then scored at Stamford Bridge and Ayresome Park
(twice) in Carlisle's opening two top-flight fixtures the following
A knee injury curtailed his career although he
later turned out for Queen of the South.
Following his retirement from playing, Les became a milkman in Carlisle,
returning to Brunton Park as a coach and also enjoying spells in charge
of Penrith and Workington.
In 1991 former Carlisle team mate John Gorman recruited Les to his
backroom staff at Swindon and he remained there until sacked in 1998
from the post of chief scout.
Les then scouted for Blackpool before linking up once again with John
Gorman to oversee scouting duties for Wycombe Wanderers.
Les later frequented the pro-celebrity golf circuit in Spain,
along with fellow former Magpies Chris Waddle and Billy Rafferty - plus Stan
Boardman. Calm down.
1952 Kevin Richardson born, Newcastle
As a youngster, Kevin played for Montagu Boys Club in the West
end of Newcastle but left as a teenager to join Everton.
The midfielder would enjoy a twenty year career with the Toffees, Watford,
Arsenal, Real Sociedad (Spain), Aston Villa, Coventry City, Southampton,
Barnsley and Blackpool - and also won a single senior England cap.
Backroom roles at the mackems (twice), Stockport County and Darlington followed
before Kevin joined the Newcastle Academy coaching staff on a full time basis
in 2011 - having worked with younger age groups since 2009.
1897 Gainsborough Trinity (a)
Campbell, Harvey, Ostler
One of only two visits to The Northolme for United, as Gainsborough
enjoyed a two season spell in league football.
1909 Liverpool (a)
Shepherd 4, Howie
Stewart(2), Parkinson 2, Orr 2, Goddard
Unbelievably, United were 5-2 ahead at half time, but wilted under
tremendous pressure, as former United player Ronald Orr hit two goals
and Goddard headed a late winner for the home side.
1920 Aston Villa (h)
One of only two runouts for reserve outside right, Andrew Gray.
1926 West Ham United (h)
1937 Sheffield Wednesday (h)
1943 Middlesbrough (a)
1948 Manchester United (a)
With Old Trafford still unable to host games due to wartime bomb
damage, this fixture was played at Maine Road.
The crowd for this game remained a record high for a league fixture
involving Newcastle until 2006, when 75,664 fans saw the same two teams
do battle - at Old Trafford.
Sheffield Wednesday (a)
1971 Chelsea (h)
1974 Chester (h)
League Cup 5th
Debut at right back for Peter Kelly.
Gowling, Burns 2
Ross, Macdonald 3, Stapleton
A hat trick for Supermac against his former side on a frosty Highbury
The highlight was a
much-repeated power header to finally kill the game off at 5-3, after a
Magpie comeback was underway.
1982 Charlton Athletic (a)
Without both Kevin Keegan and Imre Varadi (who had scored 16 of
United's 25 league goals to date), Arthur Cox's side struggled at The
Liverpool loanee Howard Gayle moved out of midfield and into the number nine
shirt, while there was a first outing of the season for winger Paul Ferris.
The Addicks were inspired by big money signing Allan Simonsen, who
scored a fine second goal.
1988 At last a new manager, as
Jim Smith agreed to leave QPR for Tyneside - ending a three month search
for a successor to the sacked Willie McFaul.
The Bald Eagle too charge for the first time six days
later, against Wimbledon at SJP.
Tottenham Hotspur (a)
A league debut for Mike Jeffrey, as two pieces of Beardsley genius won it.
After being pegged back by a Nicky Barmby penalty, Mike Hooper made a crucial stop
and Beardsley then jinked past three defenders to wallop home a
memorable winner in the closing seconds at White Hart Lane.
Aston Villa (a)
Wind, rain, snow and hail made for miserable afternoon at Villa
Park, with the onfield fare doing little to raise the temperature among
Duncan Ferguson was to change all that however, getting on the end
of a cross from Temuri Ketsbaia and out-muscling future Toon assistant
boss Colin Calderwood to head in.
Completing a trio of future Magpie coaches, Alan Thompson appeared
as a home sub and was then subbed himself, while Steve Stone sat
shivering on the bench all game.
2000 A desperate 1-2 home defeat at
Kingston Park by Bradford City's Reserves. United led early on through a Shola Ameobi header but Giuseppe Lo Piccolo equalised on the
half hour and Robbie Blake got an late winner courtesy of Ryan
McGuffie's suicidal backpass.
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recorded their best win of the season and a fourth consecutive
win, as a young Lincoln City were efficiently disposed of 6-0 at
Striker Lewis Guy
(2), midfielder Andy Ferrell (2), Robbie Elliott and an OG
found the net.
Lampard(63), Drogba(69), Robben(89), Kezman(90pen)
Four second half goals made it a
miserable day in South West London as defensive frailties once again undermined a promising first half
display from Graeme Souness's side.
clangers from Laurent Robert, Ronny Johnsen, Titus Bramble and
Shay Given made a difficult job mission
impossible, leaving United with just four points from their last six
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2005 The draw for the Third
Round of the FA Cup handed The Magpies a home tie against League Two
strugglers Mansfield Town.
Ball number 27 was selected from the pot by Chelsea old boy Peter Osgood,
while former mackem 'keeper (and Magpies coach) Jimmy Montgomery selected the Stags.
2006 Playing their final home league game of
the year, Newcastle reserves were beaten 3-1 at Kingston Park by
Middlesbrough -their first home defeat since April 2005.
After ten wins and eight draws, the table- topping Teessiders finally
ended Lee Clark's side's run, despite United scoring first - thanks to
a Carl Finnigan penalty.
handed their first FA Cup Third Round home tie since since 2006 when paired with fellow Premier League side Blackburn Rovers
in the draw.
The two sides had already met in cup competition, Blackburn winning
a Carling Cup tie 4-3 at Ewood Park two months earlier.
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