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Second string spanked
Aston Villa U23s 4
Newcastle U23s 0
Newcastle's reserve side got a good pasting at a sunny Villa Park on Monday
afternoon as Libor Kozak netted a hat-trick for the Villans.
It was 0-3 at the break, then the
home side were reduced to ten men but Kozak still went on to complete his
treble with United wasting numerous chances to get back into the contest.
The scoreline will bemuse
Peter Beardsley who saw his side control large parts of the game but Sammy
Ameobi and Haris Vuckic failed to convert some good chances while Villa made
the most of their's.
There was a sign of things to
come in the fourth when Curtis Good gave away possession and Kozak curled an
effort that was tipped wide by Nathan Harker.
The first goal came in the 24th minute when the ball broke for Callum O'Hare
and he fed Johan Abdoul who curled the ball past Harker from outside the
The second was almost identical and followed just three minutes later but
another poor pass was intercepted and Kozak did the same as Abdoul from a
Villa got their third a minute before the break with O'Hare finding Kozak in
the box and the Czech striker turned and hit a low dribbler that evaded
Callum Roberts never recovered from being injured off the ball and was
replaced by Luke Charman and United started the second period brightly.
Vuckic found space down the
left but shot narrowly wide and then Jed Steer blocked with his foot as
United looked to get back into the game.
Abdoul was booked twice for soft fouls and was shown a red card in the 69th
minute by referee Anthony Serrano but despite being a man short Villa
increased their lead in the 78th minute with Kozak striding clear and
finishing comfortably past Harker.
Substitute Jamie Holmes looked a certain scorer in the last minute but
having rounded the 'keeper he tripped over the ball and it bobbled
A fitting end to a hapless
afternoon for the Magpies. At least the weather was decent....
Harker, Broccoli, Good, Findlay, Cameron, Barlaser, Hunter (Holmes), Roberts
(Charman), Longstaff, Vuckic, Ameobi
Subs: Gibson, Williams, Ward.
AVFC: Steer, Leggett, Abdoul, Clark, Sundman, Linley, Abdo, Hale, Cox,
Subs: Doyle-Hayes, Johansson, Mooney, Rowe, Coates.
on the heels of Daryl Murphy's acquisition, United have secured an eleventh
signing in the shape of left full back Achraf Lazaar from Italian side
A fee of £3m is claimed for the 24 year-old Moroccan
international, who was in the final year of his current contract and watched
Saturday's 2-0 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion from the Directors Box.
Lazaar has signed a five year deal and has been named in the Morocco squad for
games against Albania on Wednesday and São Tomé e Príncipe on Sunday week.
Outbound (15): Sylvain Marveaux,
Steven Taylor, Remy Cabella,
Andros Townsend, Fabricio
Siem De Jong,
Kevin Mbabu, Henri Saivet, Daryl Janmaat, Tim Krul, Gael Bigirimana.
Matz Sels, Matt Ritchie, Dwight Gayle,
Jesus Gamez, Isaac Hayden,
Mohamed Diame, DeAndre Yedlin, Daryl Murphy, Achraf Lazaar.
Wolves on Tuesday
confirm that their EFL Cup Third Round home tie against fellow Championship side Wolves
will be played on Tuesday September 20th with a 7.45pm start.
The two sides also meet at SJP in the league in a 3pm kickoff on Saturday 17th
Tiote exit nears
Update: It's reported
that Tiote has failed his medical at Galatasaray.
Cheick Tiote was pictured
arriving at Istanbul Airport on Sunday, after a £1.3m bid
from Galatasaray was reportedly accepted by Newcastle.
The 30 year-old midfielder is now in the final year of his contract at SJP and
is believed to have agreed a three year deal with the Turkish Super League
Tiote looked set to leave United in the January transfer window when two
Chinese clubs bid for him, while links to Galatasaray first emerged in
PS: The ongoing saga of Moussa Sissoko seems to be no nearer
resolution, but Emmanuel Riviere has been predicted to sign for Real
Osasuna in Spain on loan.
into a Magpie
United's search for striking cover was concluded on Sunday, when Ipswich Town striker Daryl Murphy
became the club's tenth signing of this window.
The 33 year-old Irish international has agreed a two year contract at
Gallowgate and becomes the club's most senior
signing since Sol Campbell in 2010.
Sky Sports report that an initial fee of £3m
was agreed - with a further £1m payable if promotion is achieved.
Murphy had started all of Town's opening four league games
this season, but wasn't in their squad for a 1-0 home win against Preston North
End on Saturday - having earlier submitting a transfer request.
Confirming the move on Saturday night, Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy commented:
"It's a really good move for him in his career, at his age, and it's
good for us. I told the lads 'come on, let's get the elephant out of the room
- Murphy's going to Newcastle, let's get on with it'.
"He asked for the transfer and we've
agreed it. I think it's one of those deals that if we didn't let him go I
don't know how much we'd get out of him for a few weeks, and I get that.
"I've got no animosity towards him. I
understand why he wants to move because it's Newcastle, and I said to him if
somebody asked me I'd be sorely tempted and all."
ten goals helped the mackems gain promotion back in 2006/07 and
following spells at Ipswich, Celtic and Sheffield Wednesday he's netted 50
times in 119 Championship starts since returning to Portman Road permanently
ahead of the 2013/14 season.
The most recent of his 23 senior caps was against France at Euro 2016 in June
and he's in the latest Ireland squad for games next week along with current Magpie Ciaran Clark.
Murphy hasn't scored for Ireland.
It's reported that Ipswich will seek to replace Murphy with former Magpie Leon
Best who is a free agent and trained with Town this week. They had also been
credited with an interest in loaning Adam Armstrong, although that would be
unrelated to a Murphy deal.
Given the age range of our squad, a relatively cheap move for someone of
Murphy's experience seems like a no-brainer and bears comparison to the
signing of Marlon Harewood in our last Championship campaign.
Newcastle 2 Brighton 0
footage is online here
Set-piece strikes from Jamaal Lascelles and Jonjo Shelvey gave
Rafa Benitez his fourth win in a row in all competitions with a confident
2-0 victory at St. James' Park in the Saturday teatime game.
Brighton had Sam Baldock sent off for his second yellow card in the 55th
minute and when Shelvey curled in a perfect free-kick eight minutes later
the points were secured.
Returning manager Chris Hughton's side started the day behind leaders
Huddersfield and had lost just once in their last 23 games, but never really got going.
United started brightly and Matt Ritchie delivered a free-kick in the 15th
minute that Lascelles guided past David Stockdale to take the lead.
The 'keeper got a hand to Lascelles' header but couldn't keep it out of the
Gallowgate goal to the delight of the Magpies skipper who pointed to his new
top-knot during the celebrations.
Yoan Gouffran, playing his 100th game for the club, almost marked it in
style when he nutmegged an Albion player before unleashing a 30-yard
screamer that cannoned off the crossbar.
He came close again just after the half hour when he volleyed a Vurnon Anita
cross just over the bar after United had worked a short corner to good
Matz Sels parried a shot at the other end as the visitors started to threaten
as half-time approached but the early season bad habit of conceding just
before the break seems to have been kicked.
Another Gouffran volley flew over the Leazes bar six minutes into the second
period and then Anthony Knockaert clipped the crossbar when he should have
levelled the scores.
But Brighton were reduced to ten men when Baldock, who had been booked for a
trip on Ayoze Perez, caught Sels as he cleared the ball and referee Keith
Stroud showed him a second yellow.
Shelvey's stunning strike a few minutes later - his first for the club - wrapped up the points and
then he had a run and shot that Stockdale tipped onto
the post as United looked for a third that would take them up to third in
Ex-Mag Kazenga LuaLua was warmly applauded when introduced as a substitute
and soon went close for Albion with a shot that skimmed wide.
Jesus Games and DeAndre Yedlin came on near the end to make their league
debuts for the United, Yedlin sporting the no.22 shirt.
Sels made a fantastic one-handed save from Beram Kayal in added time to
preserve his clean sheet and although the two-goal margin kept us behind
Barnsley, we now sit fourth in the table after those two opening defeats.
Winning is starting to become
a nice habit!
Full match report to follow.
Team: Sels, Anita (Gamez
72), Mbemba, Lascelles, Dummett,
Ritchie, Shelvey, Hayden, Gouffran (Yedlin 88), Diame (Colback 81), Perez.
Subs n/u: Darlow, Clark,
Booked: Shelvey, Perez, Ritchie, Lascelles.
Goals: Lascelles 15, Shelvey 63.
BHAFC: Stockdale, Bruno, Dunk, Duffy, Bong, Knockaert, Skalak (LuaLua
Sidwell (Norwood 68), Kayal, Murray(Hemed 67), Baldock.
Subs n/u: Maenpaa, Stephens, Murphy, Hunt.
Sent off: Baldock 55 (second yellow).
Booked: Baldock, Knockaert.
Crowd: 49,196 including 1,800 travelling fans.
Referee: Keith Stroud (Hampshire) officiating in the Championship
since back in January 2005, when he debuted by overseeing Brighton beat Watford.
His only previous competitive game involving us was a 0-2 loss at
Peterborough United in the 2009/10 League Cup including a red card for Danny
However, we did encounter Stroud last month, when he took charge of our
friendly victory at Southend.
"It was important to win against a team
going well with players and a manager who has experience in this division.
"We got a lot of the things we were
looking for today but there is still room for improvement.
"The team has been working very hard.
But when you want change and improvement, it takes time.
"It is good to have another win
before the international break, and it would be good to carry it on, but we
have a rest now.
"It’s good for everybody to relax but at the same time after winning
four games in a row it’s a pity.
"That’s what we have though, we
have to enjoy.
"It was important to get this win and
to do it by playing well for the majority of the game.
"That’s good - but to do it against
a team like Brighton, who were playing well, gives more credit to our players.
"I think it's important for
me to see the team playing well after I have changed players because then the
squad is stronger.
"The message is: They have to
compete. They have to realise that the only way to be strong until the end of
the season is to have the opportunity to change things and keep the team
"So they have to compete and they
have to be fresh. They have to realise they must keep pushing and put me in a
position where every time I need to decide who to play. I am happy with that.
On his goalkeeping selection dilemma:
"It wasn’t easy. Karl Darlow did really well the other day and I had to
make a decision. I did it to give more confidence.
"It is always difficult to make those
decisions - I was really pleased with Karl anyway, but Matz (Sels) made
good saves and had a good game."
Although we've twice visited the Amex Stadium for FA Cup ties in recent
seasons, this was the first time Albion had played at SJP since their 1-0
win in March 1992 dented our hopes of avoiding demotion to the
third tier of English football.
Yoan Gouffran completed a century of competitive appearances for United
(80 starts) and came mighty close to increasing his goal tally of twelve.
Vurnon Anita's substitution ended our last outfield ever present record
in the Championship this season.
DeAndre Yedlin and Jesus Gamez both made their league bows for
the club, the former debuting as a Magpie and the latter following up a first
outing against Cheltenham Town in the EFL Cup on Tuesday.
Jamaal Lascelles netted his third Newcastle goal - all of which have
been headers - on his 25th appearance in all competitions (16 starts).
Jonjo Shelvey broke his Magpies scoring duck on his 21st appearance in
all competitions (15 starts). His last goal came for Swansea City against
Bournemouth back in November 2015.
Chris Hughton made a third managerial return to SJP since leaving the
club in 2010 and was beaten for the third time, following 0-1 defeats for his
Norwich City side in both 2011/12 and 2012/13.
Seagulls @ St. James' - all time:
2016/17 won 2-0 Lascelles, Shelvey
1991/92 lost 0-1
1990/91 drew 0-0
1989/90 won 2-0 Gallacher, Quinn
1985/86 lost 0-2 (FAC)
1983/84 won 3-1 Keegan, Waddle, Beardsley
1982/83 lost 0-1 (FAC)
1978/79 lost 1-3 Shoulder
1961/62 won 5-0 Leek 3, Tuohy, Hale
1929/30 won 3-0 Gallacher 3 (FAC)
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Newcastle U18s 2 Blackburn U18s 0
youngsters maintained their unbeaten start to the season on Saturday,
deservedly defeating a Rovers side who had won each of their previous three
visits to Little Benton without conceding a single goal.
The Magpies fashioned the first chance of the game after just five minutes,
Callum Smith taking Mackenzie Heaney's pass and pinging a shot off the
Heaney then gave his side a 22nd minute lead after winning a
free-kick on the edge of the box and firing it low into the bottom corner,
via a slight deflection.
The England youth international then saw a close range effort blocked by
Matthew Campbell soon after, before the Rovers 'keeper palmed Owen Gallacher's
fierce shot round the post on 32 minutes.
After a quiet start to the seond period, the move of the match saw United
double their advantage just before the hour mark, Heaney's run and shot rounding off a rapid counter attack.
Blackburn rarely threatened to make a contest of it, but home defender Owen
Bailey was well placed to head off his own line to deny Stefan Mols on 68
A second shutout in three games has already exceeded the single clean sheet in
the whole of last season, while two wins and a draw represents United's best
start to a league season at this level since 2008.
Spooner, Kitchen, Longstaff, Bailey, Adu-Peprah, Smith (Watts 84), Lowther,
McNall, Heaney (Allan 84), Gallacher (Wilson 76).
Subs n/u: Marrs, Robson.
Coming to Newcastle's Live Theatre for two nights next month is The 56
- an award-winning play that reflects on the 1985 Valley Parade fire
Based on testimonies from those involved that day, the play (titled in homage
to the number of people who lost their lives that day) will be staged on
Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th of September.
Profits from staging The 56 will be
donated to the University of Bradford Burns and Plastic Surgery Unit.
Their work did much to rebuild the lives of the 250 survivors with
life-changing injuries and continues today with research into new treatments.
Tickets are £14 via www.live.org.uk or
0191 232 1232 and we have two tickets for Tuesday's performance to give away.
To be in with a chance of winning tell us who NUFC were playing on that
fateful day in 1985.
Email answer to email@example.com
Closing date is Thu Sep 1st @ Noon - the winner will be notified
immediately via email and via NUFC.com
Daryl Murphy (Ireland)
Wed 31.08.2016 Oman (h) Dublin FR
Mon 05.09.2016 Serbia (a) Belgrade WCQ
(Aleksandar Mitrovic isn't in the Serbian squad).
Achraf Lazaar (Morocco)
Wed 31.08.2016 Albania (a) Shkoder FR
Sun 04.09.2016 São Tomé (h) Rabat ACNQ
Chancel Mbemba (DR Congo)
Thu 01.09.2016 C.A.R. (h) Kinshasha ACNQ
Matz Sels (Belgium)
Thu 01.09.2016 Spain (h) Brussels FR
Tue 06.09.2016 Cyprus (a) Nicosia WCQ
Thu 01.09.2016 Italy (a) Bari FR
Tue 06.09.2016 Belarus (a) Borisov WCQ
Fri 02.09.2016 St. Vincent & Grenadines (a) WCQ
Tue 06.09.2016 Trinidad & Tobago (h) Jacksonville WCQ
Hanley, Matt Ritchie (Scotland)
Sun 04.09.2016 Malta (a) Valletta WCQ
Momo Diame (Senegal)
Sun 04.09.2016 Namibia (h) Dakar ACNQ
Freddie Woodman (Eng U20)
Sun 04.09.2016 Brazil (h) Kidderminster FR
(There's also a prior BCD game between the two sides at St. Georges Park on a
Paul Dummett (Wales)
Mon 05.09.2016 Moldova (h) Cardiff City WCQ
Isaac Hayden (England U21)
Tue 06.09.2016 Norway (h) Colchester ECQ
Florian Thauvin (Olympique Marseille)
A 2-0 home win over Lorient in Ligue 1 on Friday evening saw Flo complete 84
minutes. Old boy Remy Cabella set OM on their way with a first half free kick
and then supplied an assist for the second.
Ivan Toney (Shrewsbury Town)
Ivan played the full game as Shrewsbury lost 2-3 at home to
Gillingham in League One on Saturday.
Macaulay played the full game as Carlisle won 1-0 at
Barnet in League Two on Saturday.
Henri Saivet (St. Etienne)
The midfielder debuted on Sunday as Toulouse visited the Stadion Geoffroy
Guichard in Ligue 1, playing 82 minutes of a scoreless draw.
The following four players weren't involved for their latest club at the
Siem De Jong (PSV Eindhoven)
Tim Krul (Ajax)
Kevin Mbabu (BSC Young Boys)
Liam Smith (Crewe Alexandra)
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And in addition to that discount, readers taking up the offer have the chance
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That draw will be made on Wednesday evening and we'll announce the winner
on Thursday. The shop is open as follows between now and then:
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Call-outs are excluded from this promotion, only repairs at
30 Merton Way, Ponteland, NE20 9PS count. One entry to the signed shirt draw will be
made for each item repaired.
website is online here
Coventry claim Bigi
reached agreement on the remaining 10 months of his contract at SJP,
midfielder Gael Bigirimana has now left Newcastle on a free transfer.
Burundi-born Bigi has signed a one year deal with Coventry City and started
their League One home fixture against Northampton Town on the bench, coming
on in the 72nd minute and was booked within minutes!
That will be a third spell at the Ricoh Arena for the 22 year-old, who began
his career there before moving to United in 2012 and returned on loan last
His final competitive senior outing for United came at Morecambe in a League
Cup tie three years ago.
Local lads extended
confirmed on Thursday
evening that Adam Armstrong had agreed a new four year contract to
remain a Magpie until 2020.
The England U20 international striker follows Freddie Woodman and Rolando
Aarons in signing extensions at the club this month.
19 year-old Armstrong has been with United for a decade and played the first
of his 21 senior games (four starts) in March 2014, days before putting pen to
paper on his maiden professional deal.
Friday then saw the announcement of new four year
deal for right back Jamie Sterry, who had made his first senior start against Cheltenham Town in the EFL
Cup on Tuesday evening.
The 20 year-old Tynesider is a product of United's Academy and signed a first
professional contract in March 2015 before making his senior debut from the
bench against Spurs at Gallowgate back in May.
'Nam victory secured
Cheltenham Town 0
footage is online here
Derby County (a)
Following the international break, Newcastle return to Championship action on
Saturday September 10th, heading to the iPro Arena for a 5.30pm kick-off.
The Magpies have sold their 3,200 allocation.
Stadium DE24 8XL (33,597)
Nearest railway station: Derby (0.7 miles)
Return mileage from SJP: 335 miles
coach and caretaker boss Nigel Pearson is in charge of the home side.
TV: Live on Sky Sports
Overseas TV: tbc
UK Radio: None
Local Radio: Live on BBC Radio
Full record v Derby:
Reading v Ipswich
Brighton & Hove Albion v
Fulham v Birmingham City (3pm)
Leeds United v Huddersfield Town (3pm)
Norwich City v Cardiff City (3pm)
Preston North End v Barnsley (3pm)
QPR v Blackburn Rovers (3pm)
Rotherham United v Bristol City (3pm)
Sheffield Wednesday v Wigan Athletic (3pm)
Wolves v Burton Albion (3pm)
Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest
Newcastle's second away game in four days takes them to West London on Tuesday
September 13th for a 7.45pm kick-off at Loftus Road.
The Magpies have been allocated 1,800 places.
Loftus Road W12 7PJ (18,360)
Nearest railway station: Shepherds Bush (1 mile)
Nearest tube station: White City (0.4 miles)
Return mileage from SJP: 566 miles
Team: To follow
QPR: Managing the
R's is Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink while Les Ferdinand has the Director of
Football role and James Perch remains on the playing staff.
Overseas TV: tbc
UK Radio: None
Local Radio: Live on BBC Radio
Full record v QPR:
Upcoming Championship fixtures:
Brighton & Hove Albion v Huddersfield Town (7.45pm)
Derby County v Ipswich Town (7.45pm)
Fulham v Burton Albion (7.45pm)
Leeds United v Blackburn Rovers (7.45pm)
Norwich City v Wigan Athletic (7.45pm)
Preston North End v Cardiff City (7.45pm)
Sheffield Wednesday v Bristol City (7.45pm)
Wolves v Barnsley (7.45pm)
Reading v Birmingham City (8pm)
Aston Villa v Brentford (7.45pm)
Rotherham United v Nottingham Forest (7.45pm)
Fixtures, Tickets etc.
The ticket office is on the first floor of the SJP club shop, under the
Gallowgate End towards the Strawberry.
Paid-for matchday ticket collections take place from the windows at the
back of the Gallowgate End Stand, above NINE Bar.
Matchday ticket sales are from the Box Office in the Milburn Stand, just
up the slope from the Sir Bobby Robson Statue.
SJP Box Office phone: 0844
(7p per minute plus network charge)
* 0044 870 444 1892
Online Box Office is here
SJP seating plan is here
"Newcastle United have written to season ticket holders to confirm that required updates
of its ticketing system are now complete.
"From early September, all supporters who pay for their season ticket with a
lump sum up front will be receiving a refund payment to the value of 10% of
their season ticket.
"The club will be writing to supporters individually to confirm precise details
of how this payment will be made very shortly.
"Season ticket holders who use the club's Direct Debit scheme will start to see
lower monthly payments from September onwards, which will equate to a total
final saving of 10%.
On the opening day of ticket sales, they officially commence at 10am -
with any points reduction for away tickets becoming effective at the
Away tickets are sold only to season ticket holders and members*. All ST
holders are automatically members (a non-negotiable fee is added
annually by NUFC to each ST).
A £1 administration fee per ticket applies to away sales in all
competitions, with no upper limit. In addition, non-NUFC members pay the
same fee on home ticket sales.
*NUFC have announced that their members only away ticket policy
would be relaxed for selected 2016/17 away games:
"Season ticket holders and members will continue to enjoy priority access to
all away match tickets as normal, with demand
expected to be extremely high for most fixtures.
"However, should away tickets not completely sell out during designated
priority sale periods, the club will make them available to all fans where
Heading to the Toon?
Mon 29.08.2016 Res v
Aston Villa (a) @ Villa Park, 3pm. Premier League 2.
NB: New kick-off time.
Wed 31.08.2016 Transfer window closes @ 11pm.
Sat 10.09.2016 U18s v mackems (a) @ academy of plight, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 10.09.2016 Derby County (a)
@ iPro Stadium, 5.30pm. Championship. Live
on Sky Sports. SOLD OUT (Allocation:
Mon 12.09.2016 Res v
Stoke City (h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm. Premier League 2.
Tue 13.09.2016 QPR (a)
@ Loftus Road, 7.45pm. Championship. ST holder sale now,
0 points. Member
sale (if any) Tue 30.08.2016. Prices: £34 & £29 adults, £24 &
£20 over-60s / 18-21s, £17 & 14 U18s. U8s free entry when bought
with £29 adult seat.
Allocation: 1,800 (approx 550 are restricted view and carry a slightly
Sat 17.09.2016 U18s v Wolves (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League.
17.09.2016 Wolves (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Championship.
Member sale now, public sale from Mon 29.08.2016
(online), Mon 05.09.2016 (by phone/in person).
Mon 19.09.2016 Res v
Brighton (a) @ Amex Stadium, 7pm. Premier League 2.
Tue 20.09.2016 Wolves (h)
@ SJP, 7.45pm. EFL Cup Third Round.
Ticket details tbc.
Sat 24.09.2016 U18s v Derby County (a) @ Oakwood Academy, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Sat 24.09.2016 Aston Villa (a)
@ Villa Park, 5.30pm. Championship. Live
on Sky Sports. Ticket details tbc.
Mon 26.09.2016 Res v
Swansea City (h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm. Premier League 2.
Wed 28.09.2016 Norwich City (h)
@ SJP, 7.45pm. Championship.
Ticket details tbc.
Championship season ends (all games kick off at Noon).
(Championship playoff final takes place at Wembley Stadium on Mon
Sun 09.10.2016 Alan Shearer's Newcastle Legends team
v Keith Gillespie's Manchester Select, Kingston Park, 1.30pm.
Tickets from £10 adults & £5 juniors via 0871 226 6060 or online here
(Hospitality packages via 0191 214 2892). Proceeds donated to the Alan Shearer Foundation.
NUFC UK live TV coverage:
NUFC Live on Sky Sports:
Brighton (h) 5.30pm
Sat 10.09.2016 Derby County (a) 5.30pm Sat 24.09.2016
Aston Villa (a) 5.30pm
Sun 20.11.2016 Leeds United (a) 1.15pm
(Live games selected up to and
including Sat 26.11.2016)
League Cup (aka The EFL Cup):
Brighton & Hove Albion v Reading
Derby County v Liverpool
Everton v Norwich City
Leicester City v Chelsea Sky
Newcastle United v Wolves
Northampton Town v Manchester United Sky
QPR v mackems
Southampton v Crystal Palace
Stoke City v Hull City
AFC Bournemouth v Preston North
Fulham v Bristol City
Leeds United v Blackburn Rovers
Nottingham Forest v Arsenal
Swansea City v Manchester City
Spurs v Gillingham
West Ham v Accrington Stanley
R3 w/c 19.09.2016
R4 w/c 24.10.2016
R5 w/c 28.11.2016
SF1 w/c 09.01.2017
SF2 w/c 23.01.2017
F Sun 26.02.2017
United enter in Round 3 - draw date tbc
F Sat 27.05.2017
United declined an invitation to enter a team in the 2016/17 EFL
Northumberland Senior Cup:
Alnwick Town v Heaton Stannington
Ashington v Blyth Town
Morpeth Town v Whitley Bay
Newcastle Benfield v Bedlington Terriers
West Allotment Celtic v Team Northumbria
(NUFC, North Shields and Blyth Spartans all have a bye to the Second
Metro line closures 2016:Central Metro station will be closed
all day Saturday and Sunday as follows:
03.09.2016 & 04.09.2016 (no NUFC game)
17.09.2016 & 18.09.2016 (Wolves h)
23.09.2016 & 24.09.2016 (Villa a)
01.10.2016 & 02.10.2016 (Rotherham a)
08.10.2016 & 09.10.2016 (no NUFC game)
International Magpies |
National Service |
2016/17 future match dates:
African Cup of Nations Finals:
16 team tournament staged in Gabon between 14.01.2017 & 05.02.2017.
Final draw takes place on 19.10.2016
Qualified so far: Gabon, Morocco, Algeria, Cameroon, Senegal,
Egypt, Ghana, Guinea- Bissau, Zimbabwe, Mali.
(Names in bold denotes nations with current NUFC players eligible for
Coxy's Cockup Corner |
Whoops, He did it Again... |
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
This Day in History
Born Or Died:
1929 Brian Powton born, Newcastle.
Goalkeeper who failed to make the grade at United, moving on to Preston North End,
Hartlepools and North Shields.
Tommy Wright born, Belfast.
"The Barman" arrived on
Tyneside from his hometown club Linfield in the same manner as his
manager Willie McFaul had done some 22 years previously.
Seeing off the challenges of Dave Beasant, John Burridge
and Gary Kelly to claim a regular starting place,
Wright was a popular 'keeper who posted some fine displays
- notably a miracle save away to Bristol Rovers and
defying Bournemouth on one leg in the FA Cup.
Losing his place through injury to Pavel Srnicek in 1991
had seen him briefly loaned to Hull City, but it was the
arrival of Mike Hooper from Liverpool that ended his first stint on Tyneside.
A move to First Division Nottingham Forest in September
1993 followed three League appearances for United and he was part of the City Ground's promotion
Loaned out to Reading in 1996, Wright saw a loan spell at
Manchester City turned into a permanent deal the following
1999 saw Tommy win the last of his 31 international caps
and go out on loan to Wrexham, before a call from Ruud
Gullit saw him heading back temporarily to Gallowgate following a goalkeeping crisis.
He added three more appearances to his Toon tally
(including a second debut in the mackem monsoon game) -
each of them for different bosses - the second a 1-5
loss at Old Trafford under caretaker Steve Clarke and the
last being the 1-0 defeat at Chelsea that began the Sir
Bobby Robson era.
With his month's loan then up and with John Karelse having
arrived just before Gullit left, Wright returned to Maine
September 2000 saw him between the posts as Newcastle won 1-0 at
City - what proved to be his final game for them.
A loan stint at Bolton then followed before he became a
free agent in 2001, signing for Ballymena United back in
A move into coaching saw him training 'keepers with the
national side and also Linfield, before taking charge of
After a second spell at Ballymena, he was headhunted by Norwich
City in 2008,
joining Paul Stephenson and Lee Clark in Glenn Roeder's
backroom team at Carrow Road.
Following Roeder's removal, Tommy became goalkeeping coach for Shamrock Rovers before returning to management with Lisburn
Distillery in Northern Ireland.
Resigning in November 2011, Wright became assistant to his former Manchester City
and Northern Ireland team mate, Steve Lomas, at SPL side St. Johnstone.
And when Lomas quit Perth to take over at Millwall in June 2013, Tommy was
appointed manager of the
Tommy was involved in a touchline fracas with Dundee United manager Jackie
McNamara and was banned but then found himself in hospital with stomach pains.
He returned to guide them to a top-six finish before leading his team to the
first major trophy in the Saints' 130 year history - a Scottish Cup win over Dundee United.
That also secured a Europa League spot and although they were knocked out at
the second time of asking, Wright had done enough to earn a new three year
Jon Dahl Tomasson born, Copenhagen, Denmark. (1997-98)
Beginning his playing career with Danish side Køge, striker Jon
Dahl was playing for Dutch side Heerenveen when United paid £2.5m for him ahead of the 1997/98 season.
Impressing in pre-season and scoring four goals in friendlies - including a
cracker at Birmingham City, Tomasson debuted in the home season
opener against Sheffield Wednesday, alongside fellow new boys
Shay Given, Stuart Pearce, Alessandro Pistone
and Temuri Ketsbaia.
The Dane had two efforts chalked off and then miscued at the Gallowgate End in
front of 'keeper Kevin Pressman. Fortunately
Tino Asprilla was on hand to net the winner in a 2-1 success, but that miss
seemed to set the tone for Tomasson on Tyneside.
With Alan Shearer out injured after a pre -season mishap at Goodison, Tomasson
would be fielded as United's main attacker at times by Kenny Dalglish -
something which he just wasn't physically ready for.
Unable to score, by November he'd been credited with a goal by United in a home
game against Leicester, although the ball did little more than brush off him en
route to the goal following Des Hamilton's shot.
He did truly find the net in his own right later that month at Derby in the
League Cup (inflicting a first competitive defeat on the Rams at their new
Pride Park Stadium) and in a victory away at Crystal Palace.
A fourth and final goal would come his way the following January in a defeat
away at Sheffield Wednesday, but the damage was done; both in his mind and in
the opinion of many Toon fans - one popular jibe being that "we'd left the
mascot on the pitch".
United recouped their £2.5m fee in June 1998, when Tomasson returned to
the Netherlands with Feyenoord - and from then on, his career was in the
Winning the title in his first season, Jon Dahl scored the
winning goal in the 2002 UEFA Cup final for Feyenoord and then won the Champions League and
a Serie A crown after moving on to AC
The Dane then switched to Bundesliga side Stuttgart and had a stint in Spain with Villarreal before
rejoining Feyenoord in 2008.
August 2008 saw him reach a century
of international caps for Denmark, appearing in Copenhagen
as they lost 0-3 to Spain.
However, the planned celebrations at the game were
cancelled as a mark of respect following a plane crash in
Tomasson ultimately bowed out of the international scene in June 2010, earning
his 112th cap and scoring his 52nd goal for Denmark as they lost 3-1 to Japan
in a World Cup Final tie played in Rustenberg.
He retired from club football at the end of the 2010/11 season, having spent a
good deal of that campaign in the Feyenoord treatment room.
joined the backroom staff at city neighbours Excelsior and was appointed
head coach in June 2013.
Moving on to Roda JC in January 2014, a nightmarish time at the Dutch side then
saw him sacked by May - less than six months into a three and a half year
Jon Dahl then reappeared as assistant coach of second tier side Vitesse Arnhem ahead of
the 2015/16 season, adding the second-in-command role at the Danish national
team to his commitments during March 2016.
The highlight of Tomasson's career remains his rejecting a move to the mackems in favour of Newcastle - famously
captured on the unwittingly hilarious documentary "Premier
Stephen Carr born, Dublin, Ireland.
Bobby Robson's final signing for the club
highly-rated right back from Spurs who came from Ireland as a youngster.
However, a serious knee injury disrupted Carr's career at both club and
international level and it was a case of damaged goods by the time
he joined United in 2004 - two years after first being linked.
His only goal for Newcastle came in a rare success at Southampton in only his
seventh outing for the Magpies - and it was a fairly even descent downhill
Knee, stomach and hernia problems saw him sidelined at SJP, while his lack of pace
when fit was an embarrassment.
Our own personal point of no return came in Lisbon, when we slipped out of the
UEFA Cup on a night when Carr was anything but the composed, experienced
international that his CV suggested.
There again, playing in a defence including Babayaro (see below) and Bramble
would probably see a decent lawyer have any charges dismissed on the grounds of
Carr's departure from SJP at the end of the 2007/08
looked to be the end of him as a player, with rumours
of new clubs and trials coming to nothing, aside from
a brief spell training with Leicester City.
Announcing his retirement in December 2008, Carr reversed his decision just two months
later, joining Birmingham City.
for the Blues helped them to promotion and Carr signed
a new two year deal at the Premier League side.
Despite captaining the side to League Cup final
success at Wembley (his second winner's medal in that
competition after securing one for Spurs in 1999),
Carr was unable to prevent relegation for the Blues.
Signing a one-year deal with Birmingham after Lee
Clark became manager a thigh injury saw him
sidelined in 2012/13 and knee surgery saw Carr retire
Clark had hoped to persuade Carr to stay on as a coach but
he and his family moved to Spain to pursue business
Celestine Boyd Jonto Hycieth Babayaro born, Kaduna, Nigeria.
Two rotten full-backs sharing the same
birthday (see above)....
The annoying thing with Baba is that
was obviously talented but seemingly chose to keep it
as far from the playing surface as he could and was
One note of credit - he played for us
the day after hearing his brother had died.
His only goal for the club came against Coventry in the
FA Cup at St. James', celebrated with a LuaLua-type
Arriving from Chelsea for £1m in January 2005 - a deal that Souness
later distanced himself from - former Olympian Babayaro survived at SJP until
he was shown the door in December 2007.
A move to MLS side LA Galaxy in 2008 proved to be short-lived, coach Ruud
Gullit declining to offer him a contract after he played just 45 minutes of a friendly.
And following a bout of malaria, Babayaro had a brief flirtation with Pompey
ahead of the 2008/09 season before again being released - although he did
manage to get a free trip
back to Nigeria with 'Arry's mob touring his home country.
Babayaro officially announced his retirement in July 2010 and by February 2011
had been declared bankrupt.
1990 Patrick Van Aanholt born,
United dipped into the loan market early in 2010,
recruiting Chelsea's Dutch U19 international to fill a vacancy at left back
caused by injury to Jose Enrique.
Van Aanholt had caught Chris Hughton's
eye when playing against the Magpies a month earlier
on loan at Coventry City - which had crucially given him experience of playing
Debuting in United's 0-0 draw at Leicester City, he
quickly settled in and deservedly took the applause of
the Newcastle fans after his seventh and final game
for the club, away at Watford.
Signed from PSV Eindhoven in 2007, Patrick had got as
far as the Chelsea first team bench before his Magpies
posting and following his return to Stamford Bridge
from SJP, made two substitute appearances in the
He then linked up with Leicester City for a further
loan period in January 2011, having scored against
Newcastle for Chelsea in our Carling Cup success at
Stamford Bridge earlier in the same season.
Loaned to Wigan Athletic on a season-long deal in August 2011,
Patrick returned to Chelsea after just four
appearances and was then farmed out to Dutch side Vitesse
Arnhem in January 2012.
Further loan deals kept him at Vitesse for the following two
seasons before a brief return to Stamford Bridge and a
£1.5m move to the mackems in July 2014.
1996 Death of Jimmy
1923 Blackburn Rovers
1925 Bolton Wanderers
Debuts at right back for Bert Chandler and centre half
for Ossie Park.
1927 South Shields (a)
McDonald, Lang, McKay
1928 Burnley (h)
Beel 3, Bruton 2, Page 2
A traumatic debut for centre half Ed Wood, as Burnley
centre forward George Beel escaped from him three times to
1931 Liverpool (h)
Debut for Gallacher's striking replacement Jack Allen,
who missed a penalty.
1936 Barnsley (h)
Debuts for Bobby Ancell, Jesse Carver and Ehud Rogers,
better known as 'Tim'.
1942 Bradford Park
T.Walker, Carr, Shackleton,
1951 Bolton Wanderers
(h) 0-1 (0-1)
Debut for Ronnie Simpson, in goal.
Manchester United (a) 1-1 (1-0)
1956 Cardiff City (h)
1959 Manchester United
(a) 2-3 (1-3)
Viollet 2, Charlton
(Spain) (h) 3-4
Tuohy, Allchurch, Woods
A game of two distinct parts as United raced to a 3-0
lead only for Barcelona to up the pace and score four,
three from the Hungarian Kocsis.
Keith, McMichael, Neale, Stokoe, Wright, Hughes, Hale,
White, Allchurch, Tuohy.
1961 Walsall (a)
Having beaten the Saddlers at SJP just days before,
the tables were turned on our first Post-War trip to
1962 Middlesbrough (h)
Thomas 3, Hilley, Hale 2
Making his debut for the Teessiders was goalkeeper Arthur
Lightening - the scoreline would suggest that his reactions didn't live
up to his name....
1964 Southampton (h)
Having started the season with a home draw
against Charlton, United recorded the first win of what
would be a successful promotion season.
1970 Blackpool (h)
Stewart Barrowclough made his debut on the day Gordon
Hindson scored his only first team goal for the Magpies.
Mick Channon beat Iam McFaul from the spot after Bobby Moncur
was penalised for a handball.
The game came a midweek night at SJP when United were without
twin strikers Malcolm Macdonald and John Tudor.
1978 Watford (a)
League Cup 2nd Round
New boy Jim Pearson found the net for the second
successive match, but the Magpies once again exited from
the League Cup at the first time of asking.
League Cup 2nd Round
The man pictured with the kipper tie is Alan Brown
(see 1983 below) and when he tumbled under a challenge
from Steve Hardwick in the United box, things began to
look very bleak.
Toon old boy Pop Robson dispatched the spot kick to put
the mackems two ahead, but the remainder of the game
belonged to United, who produced a stirring comeback.
A first goal for the club from Ian Davies was then
followed by a fine header from the diminutive Peter
Cartwight, who was then only denied a late winner by Barry Siddall.
1980 It's goodbye
to Bill McGarry as he is dismissed, victim of a dismal run
that saw United bottom of Division Two and out of the
League Cup to lower league opposition.
Imre Varadi debuted but was unable to inspire
Newcastle, despite Luther Blissett's 74th minute dismissal
for kicking Kenny Wharton.
Graham Taylor's Hornets held on to collect the three points for a win - a new
Shrewsbury Town (h) 0-1
Shrews scorer was Alan Brown, briefly a
Newcastle player when on loan from the mackems.
Nottingham Forest (h) 0-1
Future Magpies Stuart Pearce and Franz Carr were in
the Forest side, while the deal to sign Mirandinha wasn't
done in time for the Brazilian to make his debut in this
Mercantile Credit Trophy
Michael O'Neill's goal won this Quarter Final tie and
set up a semi-final at Manchester United in this
one-off event dreamed up to celebrate the Football
West Ham United (h) 2-0
Julian Dicks was dismissed after attempting to launch
Franz Carr into the benches in front of the East Stand.
interested spectator was striker Kennet Andersson who had
attracted the interest of Keegan. However, the move broke
down when his club Mechelen refused to allow him to play
for United on a trial basis.
1993 Blackburn Rovers
Andy Cole opened the scoring in this Sunday afternoon Sky
game but Alan Shearer equalised for the visitors following
footage is online here
1996 In the
absence of a reserve team, United played a behind closed
in Edinburgh against Hearts. Lee Clark and Peter Beardsley scored in
a 2-2 draw.
2000 The Reserves drew 2-2 with Manchester City at the
Ewen Fields home of non-league Hyde United.
Paul Dickov put City ahead after 15
seconds but David McMahon scored either side of the break to put
United ahead. Taylor then scored for City late on to tie the
Transfer target Michael
Owen travelled to the North East for a meeting with United
officials in rural Northumberland. holding face-to-face
talks with Freddy Shepherd, Graeme Souness and
already met Liverpool officials, including manager Rafa Benitez.
Crucially though, there was no word from Madrid of an
accepted bid from Anfield.
2006 Newcastle's second string began the new
league season by extending their unbeaten run at Kingston Park
to 15 matches - but should have claimed all three points.
James Vaughan gave Everton the lead to mark his comeback after a year out with a serious
knee injury that required a Steadman repair.
from Chris Shanks and Kris Gate then put United ahead
before a melee in the home box saw Connor win a penalty, going down under challenge from
David Edgar. Mark Hughes
sent Tim Krul the wrong way to level the scores up and give ex-Toon
Academy boss Alan Irvine a point on his return to his former employers.
Amid strong protests,
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Defender Jose Enrique debuted as Michael
Owen scored his first club goal since December 2005.
Martins then sealed the win just three minutes after
appearing off the bench.
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Hopes that Newcastle would secure the services of a
third international in a week receded when Spurs striker Robbie Keane ducked out of a
loan move to SJP.
Aleksandar Mitrovic continued
his brainless start to life at United with a dismissal that
card-happy referee Andre Marriner was only too happy to show
- along with yellows to six other home players.
Fabricio Coloccini unluckily deflected an Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain shot past Tim
Krul to decide the contest, as Steve McClaren's winless
start to life in the Premier League was extended to four
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