Hull City (a) SOLD
Stoke City (h)
Public sale now
Palace (a) Member sale now
City (a) ST
holder sale now (zero points)
Aston Villa (h)
member sale now
Out of Africa
Having watched Senegal's opening two matches at the African
Nations Cup Finals from the bench, Papiss
Cisse was introduced as a 54th minute substitute against Algeria on
Tuesday with his side trailing 0-1 in Malabo.
However the Magpies striker found scoring opportunities hard to come by and it
was the Algerians who doubled their lead in the closing stages to seal
That result coupled with a 2-1 victory for Ghana over South Africa meant that
Senegal failed to qualify for the Quarter Finals - as was the case back in
2012, just days after Cisse became a Magpie.
It remains to be seen how quickly Cisse now returns to England and whether
he'll come into consideration for selection at Hull on Saturday - he can
hardly claim to be fatigued after all....
NB: Cisse has served his three match ban received for elbowing Everton's
Seamus Coleman. Although away on international duty, he was nominally
suspended for the games against Burnley, Leicester and Chelsea.
Fellow Magpie Cheick Tiote may sit out Wednesday's meeting between the Ivory Coast
and Cameroon, after picking up yellow cards in the first two group games.
His qualification is by no means certain, with all four sides in Group D level
on two points with zero goal differences.
E. Guinea, Congo, Gabon, Burkina Faso
B: Zambia, DR Congo, Cape Verde, Tunisia
C: Ghana, Senegal, South Africa, Algeria
D: Ivory Coast, Guinea, Cameroon, Mali
Mon 19.01.2015 Ghana won 2-1 (unused sub)
Fri 23.01.2015 South Africa drew 1-1 (unused sub)
Tue 27.01.2015 Algeria lost 0-2 (54th minute sub)
Cheick Tiote (Ivory Coast)
Tue 20.01.2014 Guinea drew 1-1 (played full game)
Sat 24.01.2014 Mali drew 1-1 (played full
Wed 28.01.2014 Cameroon (5.45pm British Eurosport)
XI 3 Carlisle United XI 1
behind closed doors friendly at Darsley Park on Tuesday afternoon gave pitch
time to a trio of returning Magpies, with Siem De Jong, Mehdi Abeid
and Gabriel Obertan all included in the starting lineup.
A day short of his 26th birthday, De Jong completed 45 minutes and found the
net, equalising after Mark Beck had beaten Freddie Woodman to put the
Second half goals from Haris Vuckic and Lubo Satka then
won it for the Magpies, with Adam Armstrong seeing his penalty effort saved by
Dan Hanford after substitute Alex Gilliead had been chopped down in the area.
Abeid and Obertan were both withdrawn midway through the second half while
Jonas Gutierrez and Davide Santon completed the full game. Rob Elliot, Ryan
Taylor and Rolando Aarons didn't feature.
Team: Woodman, Barlaser (Atkinson 76), Williams, Satka, Santon, Abeid
(Ward 59), Vuckic (Bigirimana 73), Obertan (Gilliead 59), De Jong (Quinn 46),
Gutierrez, Armstrong (Heardman 82). Sub n/u: Harker.
The following terse statement from Newcastle
United on Tuesday afternoon confirmed the first departure from Gallowgate
during the current transfer window:
Newcastle United defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has completed a transfer
to AS Roma after meeting a contractual condition contained in the loan
agreement between the clubs.
The French defender joined Roma on a loan deal in September 2014 but it has
now become a permanent move.
A 1-1 draw at Fiorentina in Serie A on Sunday saw Yanga -Mbiwa make a 20th Roma
appearance, automatically converting his loan deal into a permanent transfer.
Italian media sources claim that a pre-determined fee of €7m is payable, understood to
include the initial €1.5m loan fee paid back in August.
Yanga-Mbiwa moved to United in January 2013 from French
side Montpellier at a claimed cost of €8.4m.
"for the future"?
While the urgent and ongoing need for experienced defensive and striking cover
at Gallowgate remains, inbound transfer claims suggest an extension of the
speculate to accumulate buying policy.
Four names are currently doing the rounds - amid claims that the completion of
any deals would see them loaned back to their current club for the rest of
Tyrone Mings (Ipswich Town) English-born 21 year-old left back (who has
also played as a central defender). No international callups, under contract
Dele Alli (MK Dons) English-born 18 year-old central midfielder.
England U19 international, under contract until 2017. Alli completed 90
minutes for MK Dons in a 1-1 draw at Scunthorpe on Tuesday night.
David Concha (Racing
Santander) Spanish-born 18 year-old striker. Spanish U19 international,
contract status tbc. Senior debut for Santander in Jan 2014.
Jorge Mere (Sporting Gijon)
Spanish-born 17 year-old central defender. Spanish U19 international, contract
status tbc. Senior debut for Gijon awaited - currently playing for their B
team, debuted for them in Sep 2013.
The previous transfer window saw United sign
Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Karl Darlow (24) and central defender Jamaal
Lascelles (21) and promptly loan both back to the City Ground for the
duration of the season.
PS: Confirmation came from the club on Tuesday that 17-year old Academy product Callum Roberts
had now signed his first professional deal at Gallowgate.
No duration was mentioned by United, but it's believed that the winger is now
under contract until the end of the
Proud sponsors of
saw John Carver confirmed by the club as head coach for the remaining
sixteen games of the season:
Newcastle United can confirm
that John Carver will take the role of head coach until the end of the 2014/15
Managing director, Lee Charnley, said: "At the beginning of this process
it was my desire and intention to appoint an individual to the position of
head coach who would be available to start immediately.
"Having now explored at some length the options available to us at this
time, the decision has been taken to defer the appointment of a permanent head
coach until the end of the season.
"The head coach will be a long-term appointment that will play a major
role in shaping the future on-field progression of Newcastle United and it is
vitally important that we get the right individual.
"John has a long history with the
Club and has the full support of the board. Our goal for the season of a
minimum top ten finish remains unchanged and we are confident that John,
supported by the backroom staff, will be able to deliver this."
John Carver, said: "This is a proud day for me.
"I have worked with, and learnt from, the best manager that this football
club has had in Sir Bobby Robson. I know what this Club means to this city and
its people. I believe in my players and the staff I have around me.
"I am confident that we can deliver exciting successful football and look
forward with relish to my role as head coach of this great football
50 year-old Tynesider took interim charge of the first team ahead of the home
game with Burnley on New Years Day following the departure of Alan Pardew.
Seeing United draw 3-3 in his first game, Carver then presided over a 0-1
defeat at Leicester in the FA Cup, a 2-0 reverse at Chelsea and most recently
the 2-1 home loss to Southampton.
Confirmation of his appointment until late May is seen as further evidence
that the club's preferred candidate for the role on a permanent basis is
unavailable at present - or that there's no desire to make any appointment and
Carver is merely seeing out the season.
Whether JC could make sufficient impact in that 20 game stretch to convince
United that he's their man in the long term is doubtful, but he remains under
contract until September 2020 and therefore in line to keep a post within the
club - or receive a considerable payoff.
It also reinforces the managerial structure at the club, with no requirement
for a manager to be in post when decisions over the future of players soon to
be out of contract are made (a situation that Ryan Taylor, Jonas Gutierrez,
Sammy Ameobi, Jak Alnwick, Adam Campbell, Remi Streete and Lubo Satka all face
Real deal for misfit Mag
Former Newcastle flop Xisco has moved again, dropping down to the
Spanish Second Division and joining his hometown club, Real Mallorca on loan.
Now 28, Xisco is in his third season at Cordoba, scoring a total of eighteen
goals during the first two and helping them seal a return to the Primera
League in 2014.
However he failed to win a regular first team place once back in the top
flight this time round. Nine appearances included just a solitary start and
Xisco's only goal of the season came against Real Sociedad back in
Former Magpies finding new clubs this month:
David Edgar (loaned to Huddersfield by Birmingham)
Aidan Grant (free agent, joined Lincoln City)
Lewis Guy (left Gateshead, joined Barrow)
Marwood (left St.Mirren, joined Forest Green)
Brandon Miele (free agent, joined Shamrock Rovers)
James Tavernier (loaned to Bristol City by Wigan)
(loaned to Real Mallorca by Cordoba)
for Toon teens
Magpies youngster Mackenzie Heaney is in the England U16 squad for a
four team friendly tournament to be staged at the FA's St.Georges Park base next month.
The 16 year-old forward is included in a 20 name selection for fixtures
against Switzerland on Monday February 16th, Slovakia two days later (both
1pm) and France on Saturday February 21st (2pm).
And fellow Newcastle player Paul Woolston has been included in
England's U17 selection for the upcoming Algarve Tournament.
North Shields-born Wooly is one of two goalkeepers in the squad to face
Holland on Friday 13th February, Portugal two days later and Germany on
Tuesday 17th February.
Magpies return to action on Saturday when they visit the
KC Stadium for a Premier League fixture that is televised live on BT Sport.
Kick-off is at 12.45pm and all 2,500 away tickets have been sold. Note
that since our last visit, travelling fans are now housed in the North East
corner of the stadium rather than behind the goal as in previous
City have publicised their support for a minutes' applause in the 18th minute
in remembrance of Conor Ledger - an 18 year-old Tigers fan who was diagnosed
with cystic fibrosis and sadly passed away late last year.
Power match betting is online here
to win @ 17/10
(NB: quoted odds were accurate at the time of writing, but subject to
fluctuation - click on the link above to display current live odds).
Squad: Steven Taylor and Rolando Aarons remain out, while Siem de
Jong, Rob Elliot, Gabriel Obertan and Ryan Taylor are back in training.
HCFC: To follow.
Snodgrass, Mohamed Diame, Liam Rosenior, Abel Hernandez, Nikica Jelavic and
James Chester all miss out due to injury, while there are doubts over Alex Bruce,
Sone Aluko, Andy Robertson and Gaston Ramirez.
Like Newcastle, The Tigers also have a two week break ahead of this game, as a
result of their FA Cup Third Round defeat at Arsenal.
Winning just two of their ten Premier League home games this season (2-0
against Crystal Palace and Everton), draws were achieved against Stoke (1-1),
West Ham (2-2) and West Bromwich Albion (0-0).
Five teams have left Humberside with maximum points to date: Manchester City
(2-4), Southampton (0-1), Spurs (1-2), Swansea (0-1) and Leicester
Referee: Phil Dowd - second
appearance of the season for the Staffordshire whistler following the 1-1 draw
at Burnley last month.
Travel: To follow
UK TV: Live on BT Sport
Overseas TV: To follow
UK Radio: Live commentary on BBC 5 Live
NE Radio: Live commentary on BBC Newcastle
Overseas Radio: Live commentary on talkSPORT
Other Premier League fixtures
(3pm unless specified):
Crystal Palace v Everton
Liverpool v West Ham
Manchester United v Leicester City
Stoke City v QPR
mackems v Burnley Stadium of Light
West Bromwich Albion v Spurs
Chelsea v Manchester City (5.30pm) Sky
Arsenal v Aston Villa (1.30pm) Sky
Southampton v Swansea City (4pm) Sky
Toon @ Tigers - competitive
2013/14 won 4-1 Sissoko 2, Remy, Anita
2008/09 drew 1-1 (PL) S.Taylor
2008/09 drew 0-0 (FAC)
1990/91 lost 1-2 (Div 2) McGhee*
1989/90 won 1-0 (FAC) O'Brien*
1989/90 won 3-1 (Div 2) McGhee, Anderson, Brazil*
1976/77 drew 0-0 (ASC)*
1935/36 won 3-2 (Div 2) Pearson, Smith, Imrie+
1934/35 won 5-1 (FAC) Bott 2, Cairns, Pearson, og+
1934/35 drew 1-1 (Div 2) Pearson+
1929/30 lost 0-1 (FAC)+
1912/13 drew 0-0 (FAC)+
At KC Stadium unless
+ At Anlaby Road
/ Callum Roberts (Gateshead)
Next game: Wrexham (h) FA Trophy, Wednesday. The winners travel to
either Halifax Town or Dartford in the Fourth Round on Saturday February 7th,
but that replay doesn't take place until Tuesday February 3rd.
Sylvain Marveaux (Guingamp)
Next game: tbc (injured)
Jamaal Lascelles, Karl Darlow (Nottingham Forest)
Next game: Millwall (h) Championship, Saturday.
Eagles and Throstles hunting ex-Magpie
Update: Black Country newspaper the Express and Star suggested on
Monday that West Brom were looking elsewhere after Palace offered Ameobi
Having returned to Tyneside barely halfway through his first season in Turkey,
former Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi is reported to have been offered
a short-term contract in England by two of his former managers.
Premier League clubs Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion are the two clubs
in question, Alan Pardew keen to be reunited with his number 23 from
Tony Pulis meanwhile is seeking to increase his squad at the Hawthorns and has
been linked with Shola, a player who spent time on loan at Stoke City in 2008
while Pulis was in charge at the Britannia.
Both sides made it through to the Fifth Round of the FA Cup on Saturday - a
competition Ameobi would be eligible to appear in.
Were a deal to be done, Ameobi could come up against Newcastle for the first
time in his career in February (away at Palace) or May (at home to West Brom).
Although their Fifth Round tie against the mackems is still to
be played, Newcastle's U18 side now know the identity of their possible
opponents in the Quarter Finals, after the Sixth Round draw was conducted on
Dave Watson's side would enjoy home advantage against either Swansea
City or Chelsea, who meet in a Fifth Round tie at Aldershot this
coming Wednesday evening.
The West Londoners are the current cup holders and ended Newcastle's interest
in this competition at the Sixth Round stage last season, winning 3-2 at SJP.
United will face their red and white counterparts at the stadium of plight on Wednesday
February 4th at 7pm.
Travelling fans will be accommodated in the South Stand. Access is via
turnstiles 61 and 62 and admission costs £3 adults and £1 U16s &
A result must be achieved on the night, via extra time and penalties if
FA Youth Cup Fifth Round draw:
Nottingham Forest v Burnley
Chelsea v Swansea City
Liverpool v Birmingham City
Manchester City v Stoke City
Arsenal v Crewe Alexandra
04.02.2015 mackems v Newcastle United
Southampton v Leicester City
Spurs v Manchester United
FA Youth Cup Sixth Round draw:
Southampton or Leicester v Liverpool or Birmingham
mackems or Newcastle v Chelsea or Swansea
Man City or Stoke City v Arsenal or Crewe Alexandra
Nottingham Forest or Burnley v Spurs or Man United
Reading U21s 4
Newcastle U21s 3
3 Newcastle U18s 1
Goals online here (you tube)
Dave Watson's U18s
side lost to their Derby counterparts on Saturday afternoon, despite taking the lead
in a bruising encounter at the Rams' Oakwood Academy.
Jamie Cobain burst into the box to fire the yellow-clad Magpies ahead after 25 minutes but the Rams
equalised just eight minutes later through Charles Vernam.
A defensive lapse then allowed the Rams to go ahead just five minutes into the
second half through Kellan Gordon, Alex Babos wrapping up the points late on.
Full details to follow.
Thanks to Malc h for the images
League Cup fiasco: Spurs say sorry
Tottenham Hotspur statement, Friday:
"We aim to deliver a great experience for all supporters at White Hart
Lane and we would like to apologise to those Newcastle United supporters who
experienced congestion at the turnstiles prior to our Capital One Cup tie on
"We are always pleased to work with the FSF (Football Supporters
Federation) to resolve any issues and in this case we are pleased that we
have been able to do so.
"The safety of supporters is paramount and we will always seek to
optimise our procedures to deliver the best experience for all fans attending
matches at White Hart Lane."
This move follows contact between the FSF and Spurs regarding the events
prompted by the detonation of a smoke canister in the away section of White
That resulted in delayed entry for hundreds of blameless Toon fans - whose
orderly reaction outside the ground prevented what was an inconvenience
becoming a far more dangerous incident.
Many of those involved subsequently reported their observations and those
accounts have played a part in Spurs altering their entrance procedure for
away fans - thanks to everyone who bothered to make contact.
PS: the smoke bomber was identified and arrested.
more details online here
The only league table that
While headlines have been grabbed by news that United have returned to Deloitte's
Top 20 Football Rich List, one line is enough to make the toon followers
"Newcastle United are commercially in the strongest position in
Never mind enjoyment or credibility, never mind winning or trying to
win things, never mind that commercially weaker clubs like Swansea, Stoke,
Southampton and West Ham are above us in the Premier League, as long as the figures add
up, everything's tickety boo eh?
Deloitte's verdict on the Magpies:
"Newcastle United return to the Money League in 19th place
after increasing revenues by 35% to £129.7 million.
"On the pitch the Magpies endured a
frustrating season; exiting both cup competitions in the early rounds, and
suffering home and away defeats to arch rivals Sunderland before finally
finishing in 10th place in the Premier League.
"Newcastle’s broadcast revenue,
much like the other English clubs, increased significantly by £27.2 million
(53%) to £78.2 million thanks to the new Premier League broadcast deals.
"This offset the loss of UEFA
distributions (€5.3 million) as a result of Newcastle’s run to the
quarter-final stages of the UEFA Europa League the previous season.
"Newcastle’s lack of European
football in 2013/2014 resulted in four fewer home matches being played at St
James’ Park, which decreased match-day revenue by 7% to £25.9 million.
"The St James’ Park average
attendance of 50,688 for the Premier League season was the third highest in
"Commercially, revenue increased by
an impressive 50% to £25.6 million in 2013/2014. This was the first year of
the controversial shirt sponsorship agreement with Wonga, as well as the
continuation of long term partnerships with Puma and Thomas Cook, and the
addition of online gaming brand 138.com.
"With Wonga and Thomas Cook already
signed up to long term agreements, and Puma recently announcing a long term
contract extension at the start of the 2014/2015 season, Newcastle United are
commercially in the strongest position in their history.
"After being an ever present in the
Money League until 2007/2008, the new Premier League broadcast deal has helped
propel Newcastle United back into the Money League top 20 this year.
"Given the strong commercial
performance of the club coupled with the Toon Army’s continuing support in
their impressive numbers, Newcastle should be capable of an extended stay in
the Money League in future editions."
Lee Charnley's mention of
not being easy sellers was obviously referring to the owner, not
There's no reason for Ashley to sell up given these figures - and were he to
have a change of heart, the price tag would factoring in losing those
revenues, taking it into the stratosphere.
The City AM website provide their evaluation here
When considering the revenue versus net spend data reproduced though, consider
this: Transfer values are based on media reports, as NUFC don't publish that
data - leaving the integrity of that data highly questionable.
In plain terms, there's no guarantee as much was spent or recouped as is
claimed - or vice versa of course. A flashy graphic and a totaliser on a TV
news bulletin is as near as you'll get to knowing just how much the Anitas,
Sissokos, Rivieres and Cabellas of this world cost.
A summary of the latest Deloitte report and links to older reports is online here
If you really want to be depressed have a look and look for clubs that remain
One name stands out - one seemingly intent on extending that inglorious record
yet further. We are the ennui FC.
and white....and red:
Howay the vlads!
The Northern Echo's Scott Wilson has published his take on the
Chronicle's Charnley piece, relocating Mike Ashley's HQ to the Kremlin in the
process. Worth a read here
weeks into the search for a new Newcastle United manager/coach/scapegoat, club
MD Lee Charnley has broken his silence in a question and answer session
with the Evening Chronicle that can be read
Until this point, Charnley followed a similar path to
owner Mike Ashley, with club-published minutes from fans forums the sole
output from anyone in an executive role at SJP since Derek Llambias quit in
June 2013, save for the statement confirming Charnley as MD online here
Fourteen questions and fourteen answers later though, it's a struggle to find
anything new to chew over - with nothing of consequence regarding the vacant
position, other than the equivalent of a "work in progress"
Certainly anyone looking to be reinvigorated for the remainder of this season
- or for a reason not to post off that direct debit cancellation - will be
disappointed. A mere 16 games to go?, why the season's almost over!
An apparent retread of the job description devised for Alan Pardew following
the departure of Chris Hughton is aired, while there's no attempt made to
communicate on squad specifics eg the status of Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Jonas
Gutierrez, Facundo Ferreyra, Papiss Cisse etc.
In that regard, this Q & A differs from the February 2013 Chronicle one
with Llambias, when he commented on specific players including Loic Remy and
"I can’t envisage any player we want to retain
leaving" (in January), if as we know, every player is for sale at the right
price, then retaining them is the very last thing they'll do if the asking
price is met.
And as for a line about being "difficult sellers", the loss
of Yohan Cabaye to PSG was hardly complicated - except for the bit about JFK
screwing up the transfer fee....
The issue of how a coach conducts themselves is flagged up as important, yet
he claims nothing but total support for Pardew throughout his time in charge -
despite the fact he felt it necessary to fine the guy £100K and issue a
formal warning over his touchline antics at Hull.
The thorny issue of communication is also revisited, with an admission that
the apologist role handed to Pardew affected his chances of winning over the
But a vow to look at how the club communicates is in reality no different to
comments from his predecessor given to the Chronicle in February 2009 - minus
the apology then for failing to keep supporters informed.
Paranoia over saying anything that can be used against him (remember that
Llambias's declared intention in 2009 was to emulate Aston Villa) makes this
2015 attempt mostly meaningless. Speaking but not speaking.
The MD will be judged on the quality of his appointment and whether the
managerial structure that he advocates succeeds in the eyes of
Everything else - including what publishing the Q & A says about the
current relationship between the club and the Chronicle - is window
PS: Charnley on Pardew:
"....we moved on significantly as a club during his four years, on and
off the field."
December 2010, 11th in the Premier League
January 2015, 11th in the Premier League
of "Newcastle United: The Ultimate Who's Who"
are still available, priced at £32.50 from
The Back Page shop
on St. Andrews Street, via
the Evening Chronicle
front office and branches of Waterstones
They can also
be bought from
the publisher here
PS: Any owners of "Newcastle United: The Ultimate Record" yet to receive the 2013/14 season update PDF can request it by
Anyone short of copies of the 2011/12 and 2012/13 season PDFs can also request
those via that address.
Next Match |
Saturday 31st January
Live on BT Sports
St. James' Park
Saturday 17th January
Number of Newcastle games attended by NUFC.com in 2014/15:
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 372 1892*
(Open for away ticket sales and enquiries during the above Box Office hours).
* 0044 870 444 1892 from overseas
Online Box Office is available here
SJP seating plan is here
On the opening day of ticket sales, they officially commence at 10am -
with any points reduction for away tickets becoming effective at the same time.
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.
NUFC's members only away ticket policy is
still in force, with
only NUFC ST holders and members able to purchase tickets.
Coming to Tyneside - or getting away?
City guide, maps etc
deadline for notice of "opt outs" from NUFC season ticket
schemes to be received in writing by Box Office.
Sat 31.01.2015 U18s v Manchester City (h)
@ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 31.01.2015 Hull City (a)
@ KC Stadium, 12.45pm, Premier League. SOLD OUT. Allocation
2,500. Live on BT.
Mon 02.02.2015 U21s v West Bromwich Albion (h)
@ Whitley Park, 1pm. U21 Premier League.
Mon 02.02.2015 @ 11pm. Transfer window closes.
Wed 04.02.2015 U18s v mackems (a)
@ Stadium of plight, 7pm. FA Youth Cup.
Pay at the turnstiles: £3 adults, £1 U16s
& over-65s. NUFC fans housed in the South Stand, enter through turnstiles
61 & 62.
Sat 07.02.2015 U18s v Everton (a)
@ Finch Farm, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Sun 08.02.2015 Stoke City (h)
@ SJP, 2.05pm. Premier
League. Public sale now. Live on Sky Sports.
NB: engineering work means buses replace
metros all day between North Shields and Shiremoor.
Mon 09.02.2015 U21s v Arsenal (h)
@ SJP, 7pm. U21 Premier League.
Wed 11.02.2015 Crystal Palace (a)
@ Selhurst Park, 8pm, Premier League. Member sale now. £22 adults, £11 students/ over 65s, £6 U18s. Allocation tbc.
Note date alteration.
Sat 14.02.2015 U18s v Blackburn Rovers (h)
@ Little Benton, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Tue 17.02.2015 U21s v Morpeth Town (h)
@ Whitley Park, 7.30pm. Northumberland Senior Cup
Sat 21.02.2015 John Alder memorabilia
auction (viewing only) @ SJP, start time tbc.
Sat 21.02.2015 U18s v Wolves (a)
@ Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 21.02.2015 Manchester City (a)
@ Etihad Stadium, 5.30pm, Premier League. ST holder
sale now, zero points. Member sale (if any) from Mon 02.02.2015. £44 adults, £38 18-21 year-olds
& over-65s, £30 16-17 year-olds, £27 U16s.
Live on Sky Sports.
Sun 22.02.2015 John Alder memorabilia
auction @ SJP, start time tbc.
Mon 23.02.2015 U21s v Wolves (a)
@ New Bucks Head, Telford, 7pm. U21 Premier League.
Sat 28.02.2015 U18s v Liverpool (a)
@ Kirkby Academy, 1pm. U18 Premier League.
Note new date.
Sat 28.02.2015 Aston Villa (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Premier
League. Member sale now, public sale from Thu
29.01.2015 (online), Tue 10.02.2015 (in person/by phone).
Wed 04.03.2015 Manchester United (h)
@ SJP, 7.45pm. Premier
League. Ticket details tbc. Live on BT.
Mon 09.03.2015 U21s v Stoke City (h)
@ SJP, 7pm. U21 Premier League.
Wed 11.03.2015 Jamaal Lascelles due in
Crown Court on charge of assault (trial date set w/c 27.04.2015)
Our FA Cup Third Round exit means blank
Saturdays on Fifth Round day (February 14th) and
Sixth Round day (March 7th).
Premier League starts on Sat 08.08.2015
Football League starts on date tbc
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Mover tickets remain available to NUFC season ticket holders at £20 (£21 by post),
allowing free travel on buses, Metro,
trains & ferries in Tyne and wear for three hours before and after
competitive home first team games. Order online here
Confirmed NUFC UK live TV coverage:
NUFC Live on Sky Sports:
Sun 08.02.2015 Stoke City (h) 2.05pm
Sat 21.02.2015 Man City (a) 5.30pm
NUFC Live on BT Sport:
Sat 31.01.2015 Hull City (a) 12.45pm
Wed 04.03.2015 Man United (h) 7.45pm
(Live games selected up to and including Sun 22.03.2015)
Possible PL alterations
(other than for TV)
Sat 14.03.2015 Everton (a) would alter if Everton progressed in the
Europa League against Young Boys on Feb 19th/26th.
Sat 11.04.2015 Liverpool (a) coincides with Grand National
(4.15pm) at Aintree.
Sat 18.04.2015 Spurs (h) two scenarios:
1. would alter if Spurs progressed in Europa
League against Fiorentina on Feb 19th/26th and team tbc on March 12th/19th.
2. would alter if Spurs progressed in FA Cup and were in Semi-Final action on
Apr 18/19 (Spurs v Leicester FAC4 on 24.01.2015).
17.02.2015 Newcastle U21s v Morpeth
Spartans v Whitley Bay
FC are offering a £5 saving on Conference Premier League
home games for NUFC season ticket holders. On production of their current ST card, adult
admission to the Tyne and wear Stand is £10.
Sat 07.02.2015 Kidderminster (3pm)
Sat 14.02.2015 Nuneaton (3pm)
Sat 28.02.2015 Bristol Rovers (3pm)
Northern Premier League side Darlington
1883 operate a similar scheme, with NUFC season ticket holders gaining entry to
their league games for £6 - a saving of £3.
Sat 07.02.2015 Ossett Town (3pm)
Sat 28.02.2015 Bamber Bridge (3pm)
(NB: home games are staged at Bishop Auckland FC's Heritage Park home)
League Magic Weekend @ SJP:
Salford Red Devils v Widnes (2.30pm)
Hull FC v Hull KR (4.45pm)
Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors (7pm)
Catalans Dragons v Huddersfield (1pm)
St Helens v Warrington Wolves (3.15pm)
Castleford Tigers v Wakefield (5.30pm)
Rugby Union World
Cup @ SJP:
The 20 team event runs from 18.09.2015 to 31.10.2015 with three games at SJP:
Sat 03.10.2015 South Africa v Scotland
Fri 09.10.2015 New Zealand v Tonga
Sat 10.10.2015 Samoa v Scotland
Mark Allison aka
Run Geordie Run
will embark on his latest and longest charity quest - from Lisbon to Istanbul
- in 2016.
Raising funds for The Children's Foundation and the Sir Bobby Robson
Foundation, Mark plans to complete the 3,580 miles in 100 days via Portugal, Spain, Andorra, France, Italy,
Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece & Turkey.
Mark is also planning further runs in 2018,
2020, 2022 and 2024 - by which time he hopes to have completed the remaining
13,642 miles of his 20K mile global lap.
International Magpies |
National Service |
From UEFA: international matches will take place over six days from Thursday
to Tuesday. Kick-off times will be set largely at 18.00CET and 20.45CET on
Saturdays and Sundays and at 20.45CET for Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays and
On double-header match weeks, teams will play on Thursday and Sunday, Friday
and Monday or Saturday and Tuesday.
2014/15 match dates :
2015/16 match dates:
Thu-Sat 12-14.11.2015 (playoff 1)
Sun-Tue 15-17.11.2015 (playoff 2)
Coxy's Cockup Corner |
Whoops, He did it Again... |
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
On This Day in History
Born Or Died:
1943 George Raymond Lodge
born, Wallsend. (1962-63)
A left winger who was signed from Workington, Ray failed to break into the Newcastle first team and
moved on to Barrow, debuting in a 2-2 home draw with Chester City during
Moving to the USA and joining Washington Brittanica club (later re-christened
Darts), Lodge subsequently emigrated to Australia and appeared for South Coast United.
1975 Richard Alderson born, Durham.
Midfielder who played for Durham County Schools and joined Newcastle as a junior. Appearing at reserve level, Richie failed
to win a professional deal and was released.
Moving on to Whitley Bay, Alderson also played for Whickham and Spennymoor United
before a switch to York City saw him play twice in the Football League.
Later spells followed at Whitby
Town, Gateshead, Durham City, Blyth Spartans, Brandon United and Stokesley.
1894 Sheffield United (h)
FA Cup 1st Round
1900 Reading (h)
FA Cup 1st Round
1906 Derby County (a)
Yet another goal for Steve Bloomer.
1912 Manchester City
Sole appearance of inside right Jack Thomas.
1923 Chelsea (h)
Debut for James Clark.
1934 West Bromwich
Debut for John Hughes, a former Durham miner, who had
five appearances at left half.
secured the services of both Robledo brothers from
1950 The eve of a fourth round FA Cup tie away
at Chelsea and as was the practice at the time, the United
team had a night out, at the circus, rather than the usual
in the crowd were the Chelsea team, as well as the
Sunderland and Spurs teams, who met each other the day
after. There's a joke about clowns here somewhere....
1951 Bolton Wanderers
(h) 3-2 (1-2)
FA Cup 4th Round
Milburn 2, Mitchell
1962 Leeds United (a)
Carlisle United (h)
FA Cup 3rd Round
Cumbrians 'keeper Allan Ross guessed correctly and
kept out a late penalty from Ollie Burton to send the
Second Division side through.
Ray Kennedy and Alan Ball were on target for the home
side, while United's unused sub was full back Ray Ellison.
Within a month he'd moved on to Roker Park for £10,000.
FA Cup 4th Round
The two Hibbitt brothers faced each other in this FA
Cup tie, with Kenny grabbing a Wolves equaliser in the
Years later, Kenny revealed to a Wolves web writer that
Bill McGarry had made a failed attempt to entice him from
Molineux to play alongside Terry in a black and white
FA Cup 4th Round
Jones(29), Senior(44), Gilkes(90)
A second-ever competitive trip to Elm Park for United
came just four months after the first - a 1-3 League Cup
loss (although we won the tie).
Three times the Royals came from behind to draw level - the
second and third directly as a result of suicidal back
Inefficient ticketing (no numbers on flimsy paper efforts)
led to widespread forgeries and away fans all over the
ground, but aside from occasional flare-ups things stayed
Luton Town (a)
A top-versus-bottom clash at Kenilworth Road saw no
less than 38 points between the sides at kick-off.
However, the difference between them on the night was home
'keeper Alec Chamberlain, who made a succession of
top-drawer saves to frustrate the Magpies.
1998 Striker Andreas
Andersson signed from AC Milan at a cost of £3m, to boost
an ailing Newcastle attack.
Manager Kenny Dalglish had allegedly looked at over 100
potential forward signings before going for
Andy Pandy. The rest can't have been too clever....
(og)Peacock(3), Moravcik(23), Birchall(87)
After former side Liverpool pulled out, Peter
Beardsley turned to boyhood heroes Celtic to supply the
opposition for his Benefit game (so-called as he'd not
completed ten years of continuous service at SJP).
Peter's XI started the game as: Hislop, Howey, Pearce,
D.Peacock, Barton, R.Elliott, Barnes, Gascoigne, Sellars,
Half time then brought the non-playing Barry Venison out
to present a selection of former Mags/Celts to the crowd
including: Ronnie Simpson, Tommy Craig and Alan Thompson.
Other non-combatants who also took a bow were Rob Lee,
Ruud Gullit, Darren Huckerby and NUFC fan/future coach Steve Stone.
Half time saw Srnicek, Watson, Waddle and Shearer replace
Hislop, Sellars and Cole.
Next up were father and son combo Kenny and Paul Dalglish,
who received a mixed reception, completely overshadowed
when Kevin Keegan replaced Gazza - a first return to
Tyneside since his resignation as manager.
And also taking to the field at some point in the second
half were John Beresford, Alan Neilson, Toon coach Alan
Irvine and Beardo's best man himself - Albert Craig. Not
all of these players replaced others....
With the home side 3-0 behind, Steve Watson supplied a party-piece throw-in
which dropped into the Gallowgate End box and saw Alan
Shearer take a tumble.
Referee Alan Wilkie indicated a spot kick and although
Beardsley put his first effort over the bar, he retook
successfully it after some encroachment had been spotted.
large Celtic following gave their side grand backing,
although they seemed to take the game a little seriously
with some Bhoys fans genuinely outraged at the
Future Magpie Mark Viduka had become a Celtic player the
previous day, but wasn't included in the squad selected by
manager Jozef Venglos.
reserves had a Saturday friendly fixture in Lanarkshire
against the Airdrieonians at their new Shyberry Excelsior Stadium.
Tommy Craig's lads lost
1-0 to a Jesus San Juan goal but received fantastic
backing from the travelling Mags - some of whom may have
Peterborough United (a) 4-2 (2-0)
FA Cup Fourth Round
O'Brien(14), McClen(43), Shearer(83pen), Hughes(84)
United were made to sweat on a pudding of a pitch at
London Road after Posh came back from
two behind to level in front of the Sky cameras.
controversial penalty gave Alan Shearer the chance to win
it for United with Jamie McClen having earlier netted the
only senior goal of his Newcastle career.
Peterborough boss Barry Fry gave a series of colourful touchline TV interviews during the
game, while his counterpart Bobby Robson kept his thoughts to
himself until after the final whistle, when he commented:
"It was a marvellous, typical cup-tie, the
pitch was a great leveller and suited direct football, and suited
them. The whole place was dancing and singing at 2-2 - the stand
nearly came down."
2008 Kevin Keegan was quoted on his abortive
attempt to capture Jonathan Woodgate from the smoggies:
"It looks like we've lost him and I'm very disappointed. You cast your bait on the end of the line. Sometimes you catch the fish
and sometimes you don't.
"Last time I was here, we built it up, and I wanted Jonathan Woodgate as
the first part of that jigsaw.
"But from what I hear, I think he will go somewhere else - and it was
only us and Tottenham who had bids accepted.
"It wasn't a question of money, it
was purely down to where the boy wanted to go."
2009 United's Reserves maintained
their dismal M62 record with a 0-3 loss to Manchester City at Ewen Fields.
Alan Smith made a rare appearance, playing his first
competitive game in over a year.
NUFC.com match report
Crystal Palace (h)
United restored their three point lead at the top of the Championship but
made hard work of the victory over the fiscally-challenged Eagles.
Derry sliced into his own net from six yards before Nile Ranger sealed the points in added time with
a second senior goal for the Magpies and first
at SJP. There was a debut for defender Mike Williamson
following his transfer from Portsmouth.
NUFC.com match report
U18s claimed a place in the
Fifth Round of the FA Youth Cup after a 2-1 win over non-league Grimsby Town
However, the Mariners cancelled out
Aaron Spear's opener to send the tie into extra time
before a spectacular lob from midfielder Ben Sayer put United through.
2014 Midfielder Yohan Cabaye departed for PSG
for an undisclosed fee of around £18m.
Tragic and inevitable in equal measure, his
exit was evidence of the club's declared policy to buy
players, increase their market value and sell for
profit - regardless of the effect on the team.
However, it later transpired that the profit would
have been greater had it not been for some buffoonery
from alleged Director of Football, JFK - something
that contributed to his departure soon after.
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