Tuesday December 1st, 2015

last update 19:56 GMT

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Ticket news:

Liverpool (h) Public sale now
Spurs (a) Member sale now
Villa (h) Public sale now
West Brom (a)
Arsenal (a) ST holder sale now (0pts)


Is it that time again already? The
2015 Advent Calendar
  Day 1

Defensive desperation 


Tuesday brought confirmation of an injury to defender Jamaal Lascelles, which has prompted United to recall  
Mike Williamson from his loan spell at Wolves.

The 32 year-old played the full game in a 0-0 draw with MK Dons in the Championship on Saturday - registering a third clean sheet in his fifth Championship game.

It's only a fortnight since Williamson saw his Molineux loan spell extended until mid-January 2016 and with his Newcastle contract up in the summer, the player had looked increasingly like winning a permanent transfer.  

Instead of preparing for a trip to Rotherham United on Saturday, Williamson will now join up with the Magpies squad preparing for Sunday's visit of Liverpool.

His last top-flight outing came partnering Fabricio Coloccini in central defence for the home victory over West Ham in the final game of last season.

Lascelles incurred a minor hamstring injury at Crystal Palace last Saturday, while Massadio Haidara's recent surgery means that Paul Dummett is needed at left back. Steven Taylor is a month away from a return. 

Book giveaway 

KK & Terry Mac reunited (almost)


A significant proportion of the population seem set to receive a copy of Martin Hardy's "Touching Distance" book on the 25th, but for anyone still to succumb, author signed copies can be ordered online here  

The cover price of £18.99 includes delivery to most UK addresses, while books can be dispatched further afield at cost price. For anyone who doesn't like ordering online, email for alternatives. 

We also have a special copy to give away, signed by six of the 1995/96 Entertainers squad. To be in with a chance of winning that, just email with your answer to this question (subject: TD):

Martin's book details Newcastle's 1995/96 season, when they came agonisingly close to winning the league. Who shared NUFC goalkeeping duties with Pavel Srnicek? 

The closing date is Saturday December 5th @ Noon - entries welcome from anywhere on the planet.

Signed copies of "Touching Distance" and Michael Walker's book "Up There" (about football in the region) will be available again at Tynemouth Sunday Market this Sunday, December 6th between 9am and 3pm. 

Buy both together then for a special market price of £30 (or individually for £18.99 & £16.99 respectively). 

That £30 offer is available to readers with free delivery where possible. For more details, please email with your postcode.

Premier League:
Bad all over

Crystal Palace
  5  Newcastle  1

Match report

Premier League:
iverpool (h)

The Magpies return to action on Sunday when Jurgen Klopp brings his Liverpool side to St. James' Park for a 4pm kickoff at the behest of Sky Television.

Tickets remain on public sale.

NUFC: Tim Krul, Rolando Aarons, Steven Taylor, Gabriel Obertan and Massadio Haidara are all currently injured, while news of Cheick Tiote's fitness is awaited.

The latest addition to the crocks list is Jamaal Lascelles, who has a hamstring problem. That caused United to recall Mike Williamson from his loan spell at Wolves.

to follow

Lucas is available after suspension, while both Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge recovered from recent injury problems to come off the bench during Sunday's 1-0 home defeat of Swansea City.

Referee: Andre Marriner - second visit to Tyneside this season following the 0-1 loss to Arsenal, when he booked Moussa Sissoko in the opening exchanges, before dismissing Aleksandar Mitrovic.


Reds @ SJP - Premier League era:

2014/15: Won 1-0 Perez
2013/14: Drew 2-2 Cabaye, Dummett
2012/13: Lost 0-6
2011/12: Won 2-0 Cisse 2
2010/11: Won 3-1 Nolan, Barton, Carroll
2008/09: Lost 1-5 Edgar
2007/08: Lost 0-3
2006/07: Won 2-1 Martins, Solano (pen)
2005/06: Lost 1-3 Ameobi
2004/05: Won 1-0 Robert
2003/04: Drew 1-1 Shearer (pen)
2002/03: Won 1-0 Robert
2001/02: Lost 0-2
2000/01: Won 2-1 Solano, Dyer
1999/00: Drew 2-2 Shearer, Ferguson
1998/99: Lost 1-4 Guivarc'h
1997/98: Lost 0-2 (LC)
1997/98: Lost 1-2 Watson
1996/97: Drew 1-1 Shearer
1995/96: Won 2-1 Ferdinand, Watson
1994/95: Drew 1-1 Lee
1993/94: Won 3-0 Cole 3

Pub Watch: Bacchus, 42-48 High Bridge NE1 6BX

Lauded by CAMRA locally and nationally, the Bacchus is a blue chip entry in Sir John Fitzgerald's pub portfolio and a long standing pre and post-match venue.

Along with a formidable range of cask ales, you'll find an excellent selection of bottled beers including a festive Gluhkriek spiced cherry offering. With this being a 4pm KO though, Brodie's 10.1% "Sim Coe for Breakfast" should be approached with great caution....

Find further details of this and the other locations that make up the Sir John Fitzgerald estate online here


Bus: Both the X50 Soccerbus and the Q3 service will operate, the X50 to and from the Metro Centre and the Q3 linking the Park & Ride facility at the Great Park.

Find more information on both routes online here

Offering matchday travel to NUFC season ticket holders, Magpie Mover tickets remain available details here

UK Radio:

No live coverage.

Overseas TV: to follow

Latest Premier League fixtures:  

Sat 05.12.2015:
Stoke City v Manchester City (12.45pm)
Arsenal v mackems (3pm) 
Man Utd v West Ham (3pm)
Southampton v Aston Villa (3pm)
Swansea City v Leicester City (3pm)
Watford v Norwich City (3pm)
West Bromwich Albion v Spurs (3pm)
Chelsea v Bournemouth (5.30pm) Sky

Sun 06.12.2015:
Newcastle v Liverpool (4pm) Sky

Mon 07.12.2015:
Everton v Crystal Palace (8pm) Sky

No joy for Macc lads

Stoke City U21s  3  Newcastle U21s  0


Saturday afternoon saw Newcastle's U21 side break new ground when they faced Stoke City at their adopted home of Macclesfield Town's Moss Rose.

Unfortunately they were comprehensively beaten by the young Potters, who took a fourth minute lead when visiting 'keeper Freddie Woodman could only help Joel Taylor's left wing centre over the goal line. 

That advantage was doubled shortly before the interval by Marc Muniesa's close range effort following a free kick. Dom Telford then took advantage of a defensive mix-up in the closing seconds to make it 0-3.

Team: Woodman, Newberry, Williams, Satka, Laidler, Hunter (Longstaff 59), L.Smith, Roberts, Barlaser, Gallacher (Holmes 70), McNall. 
Subs n/u:
Pearson, Cameron, Cobain

The U21s return to action on Monday (December 7th @ 7pm) against Blackburn Rovers at Leigh Sports Village. There's a free entry offer online here.

PS: A date for United's U21 Premier League Cup tie against Everton has been announced and this will be played at Southport FC on Monday December 21st. 

Kick-off is at 7pm and a result must be achieved on the night - via extra time or a penalty shootout if needed.

The victors of that tie will then be at home to Brighton and Hove Albion U21s in the last sixteen.


Gone with the wind

Newcastle  U18s  0  Middlesbrough U18s  2

Newcastle's recent run of home form came to an end at a blustery Little Benton on Saturday morning, as Boro deservedly completed a Tyne-tees win double.

A scoreless first half saw both sides struggle to play football in the conditions; the visitors attempting to make headway down the flanks while United's attacks tended to be routed through the middle of the field - although they often fell into Boroís offside trap.

Goalmouth incident was at a premium, with Mackenzie Heaney seeing two speculative shots from distance gathered by Tom Dowson in the visitorsí goal.

At the other end Paul Woolston did well to get down to a close range miss-hit by Lambert and then hold on to a stinging cross-shot by the impressive Jay Wilson.

Having looked firm under the guidance of skipper Ben Pollock (son of former smoggy Jamie), Newcastle's defence was twice caught out soon after the break.

First, Jack Lambert's hopeful free kick from way out on the Boro left on 50 minutess was caught up by the swirling wind and dropped in under the crossbar.

And that lead was promptly doubled just three minutes later, when a low shot from Lee Heatherington outside the box squirmed under Woolston and ended up in his net - the conditions weren't to blame for that one.

Having scored ten goals in their previous three home games, United were without top scorer Lewis McNall because of U21 duty and in his absence never looked likely to gain a foothold back in the game.

Boro almost increased their lead with 20 minutes left, when Marcus Tavernier (brother of former Magpie James) beat Woolston but rattled the inside of an upright with his shot.

The Newcastle 'keeper did well to deny Heatherington a second and the visitors a third - sprinting off his line to block the shot - but by then the destination of the points was beyond question.

Things don't get any easier for Dave Watson's lads, who visit a mackem side on Saturday that won the first derby meeting this season 3-0. 

And following a banana skin of a Youth Cup tie against non-league Ilkeston, the U18s will round off 2015 by entertaining Liverpool - with a 1-4 loss on Merseyside three months ago still fresh in the memory.

PS: Kieren Aplin made a competitive debut for the U18s as a second half substitute on Saturday, while fellow former North Shields Juniors player Matty (brother of Magpie U21 midifelder Sean) was named on the bench.

Woolston, Trodd, Kitchen, Donaghey, Pollock, Bailey, Long (Aziakonou 78), Charman, Johnson, Heaney, C.Smith (Aplin 58)
Subs n/u: B.Smith, M.Longstaff, L. Suddick

Bookings: Bailey, Donaghey

Many thanks to AC.

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Latest action:

Shane Ferguson (Millwall):
The Lions travelled to Burton Albion for a League One fixture on Tuesday night, with Fergie keeping his place in midfield.

Adam Armstrong/Gael Bigirimana (Coventry City):
Arma played the full game and scored again to make it 13 goals in 17 games for the Sky Blues, although they were held 2-2 at the Ricoh Arena by Doncaster Rovers in League One on Saturday. Bigi was on the bench.

Watch Arma's goal here (to make it 1-0)

Sammy Ameobi (Cardiff City):
Sammy wasn't in the Bluebirds squad for the 2-2 home draw with Burnley in the Championship on Saturday.

Liam Gibson (Gateshead):

There was no place in the Heed squad for left back Liam as Gateshead beat Chester 1-0 at home in the National League on Saturday.

Ivan Toney (Barnsley):
Ivan came on in the 71st minute as the Tykes drew 1-1 at home to Sheffield United in League One on Saturday.

Haris Vuckic (Wigan Athletic):

Haris was absent again as Wigan drew 0-0 at Southend United in League One on Saturday.

Alex Gilliead/Macaulay Gillesphey(Carlisle United)
Alex played the full 90 minutes as the Cumbrians beat Crawley Town 3-1 at home in League Two on Saturday. 

Macaulay was absent for the fifth successive game and it's now been confirmed that the defender was back on Tyneside for treatment on an injury. He's expected to return to training at Brunton Park this week.

Remy Cabella (Olympique Marseille):
Another 90 minutes for Remy as OM shared six goals with AS Monaco at the Stade Veldodrome in Ligue 1 on Sunday evening.

Loan lads:
AA recovery? 


Speaking to the press on Friday, Coventry City boss Tony Mowbray commented on the future of loan striker Adam Armstrong, who collected his 13th goal for the Sky Blues a day later:

Weíve had some discussion with Newcastle this week and everything is fine. Newcastle are obviously in control of what is going to happen with him. 

"The impression I am getting is that they think heís in the right place. Heís enjoying his football, scoring goals, playing every week and learning his trade as an 18-year-old boy and getting on with his job.

"I donít know (if his loan will be extended for the remainder of the season). Weíve had conversations but they donít need to commit on that because we have a deal until January. Letís just play the football matches.

"I would be hopeful but if thatís not the case and they feel he needs to go and play at another level (a half season at a Championship club has been speculated on in some quarters) then thatís OK.

"I would hope he would stay and set himself targets to score a certain amount of goals before the end of the season and help this club be successful. But weíll wait and see what develops.Ē

Youth Cup date set

Newcastle United U18s will begin their FA Youth Cup participation this season with a visit to non-league Ilkeston FC in the Third Round of the competition.

The tie will take place on Wednesday 16th December with a 7.45pm start and a result must be achieved on the night - via extra time and penalties if required.

The Robins negotiated five rounds to get to this stage, seeing off three other non-league sides before beating Burton Albion on penalties and then recording a 4-1 victory over Shrewsbury Town.

Although they faced Darlington at home in 2011, this will be United's first away visit to non-league opponents since a 6-2 success at Dulwich Hamlet back in 2010.  

The town of Ilkeston lies just off the M1 (near Trowell Services) in Derbyshire, around 10 miles from Derby. The postcode of their New Manor Ground is DE7 8JF.

Festive season 

Desperately trying to avoid using the words "messiah" and "Christmas" in the same sentence, replica NUFC 1983/84 season home shirts autographed by Kevin Keegan are now available to for home delivery


Each shirt comes complete with a COA (certificate of authentication) and a photo of KK doing the deed and cost £189.99 (framed) or £89.99 (unframed).

Prices include UK delivery, with a five day turnaround for framed items and two days for unframed. Overseas orders are possible by prior arrangement.

Premier League:
Boxing Day: 
transport update

From NUFC:

Newcastle United have agreed to underwrite the cost of additional Metro and some local bus services on Tyneside this Boxing Day after the Barclays Premier League fixture with Everton at St. James' Park was moved to a later kick-off time.

The game was originally scheduled to start at 3pm, but after being selected for live television broadcast by BT Sport, it was switched to 5.30pm and will now end shortly before 7.30pm.

With selected bus routes and Tyne and Wear Metro services originally running until 6pm and 8pm respectively, the Club called a meeting with representatives from Newcastle City Council, Nexus and Go North East and plans are now in place to reduce disruption.

Metro services will now be in operation from Newcastle city centre for an extra hour on all routes, with final services at approximately 9pm on Saturday 26th December.

Fans travelling home by Metro after the game are advised to allow enough time to make their journey.

Go North East bus services on routes 10A, 10B, 21, 47, 54, 56, 58, 309, 310, Q3, Q3A, X1 and X30 will also operate extended hours with final services between 7.40pm and 8.20pm. Park and ride services to the MetroCentre Coach Park will also be in operation.

Nexus is also subsidising Boxing Day bus routes including the 27, the Quaylink Q1, Q3 and Q3A services, the 53 and 54, the 309 and 310.

Normal fares will still apply to passengers on all Metro and bus routes and Magpie Mover passes will be valid within existing terms and conditions.

final Go North East bus services departing Newcastle city centre on Boxing Day:

10B 20:05 Prudhoe
10A 20:20 Greenside
21 19:50 Chester-le-Street
21 19:55 Chester-le-Street
21 20:00 Durham
47 19:50 Consett
54 19:45 Gateshead
54 19:50 Gateshead
56 19:45 sunderland
58 19:47 Heworth
309 19:45 Whitley Bay
309 19:50 Blyth
310 19:50 North Shields
Q3A 19:55 Dinnington
Q3 20:10 Cramlington
X1 19:45 Easington Lane
X30 19:40 Stanley

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Fixtures, Tickets etc.
Season 2015/16

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


2015/16 season tickets are now on public sale, with availability in all areas of SJP.

NUFC confirm that new season ticket cards will be issued ahead of next season.

Online Box Office is 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. 

altoonative travel is the public face of the N
ewcastle United Travel Plan, designed to help fans attend matches using the most efficient and sustainable methods available.

Heading to the Toon?

City guide

Geordie Map here  

NE guide here

Click on the VTEC logo for details of a discount train travel scheme for NUFC ST holders and members.



Sat 05.12.2015 U18s v mackems (a) @ academy of plight, 11am. U18 Premier League.

Sun 06.12.2015 Liverpool (h) @ SJP, 4pm. Premier League. Public sale now. 
Live on Sky.

Mon 07.12.2015 U21s v Blackburn Rovers (a) @ Leigh Sports Village, 7pm. U21 Premier League.

Sun 13.12.2015 Spurs (a) @ White Hart Lane, 4pm. Premier League. Member sale now. Adults £41, Over 65s £24, U18s £22 (upper tier). Adults £37, Over 65s £21, U18s £19 (lower tier). Allocation: tbc. Live on Sky.

Mon 14.12.2015 U21s v Wolves (h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm. U21 Premier League. 

Wed 16.12.2015 U18s v Ilkeston FC (a) @ New Manor Ground, 7.45pm. FA Youth Cup Third Round.

Sat 19.12.2015 U18s v Liverpool (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League.

Sat 19.12.2015 Aston Villa (h) @ SJP, 5.30pm. Premier League. Public sale now (online), Wed 02.12.2015 (by phone/in person) Live on Sky.

Mon 21.12.2015 U21s v Everton (a) @ Haig Avenue, Southport, 7pm. U21 Premier League Cup.

Sat 26.12.2015 Everton (h) @ SJP, 5.30pm. Premier League. Ticket details tbc. Live on BT Sport.

Mon 28.12.2015 West Bromwich Albion (a) @ The Hawthorns, 3pm. Premier League. SOLD OUT. Allocation: 2,700.

Sat 02.01.2016 Arsenal (a)
@ Emirates Stadium, 3pm. Premier League. ST holder sale now, 0 points. £36.50 adults, £16 OAPs /U18s, £10 U16s. Allocation: tbc.

West Allotment Celtic are offering half price admission to Northern League First Division home games for NUFC ST holders - meaning that adult entry is just £3.  

Their Whitley Park home is in Benton, NE12 9FA and accompanied U16s get in free.

Upcoming home League games: 

Wed 02.12.2015
Consett (7.30pm)
Sat 12.12.2015 Norton (3pm)
Sat 02.01.2016 Morpeth Town (3pm)
Sat 09.01.2016 Durham City (3pm)

Talk-ins, etc:

Sun 06.12.2015 John Beresford and writer Martin Hardy @ Waterstones Newcastle, Noon, signing copies of "Touching Distance."

Tue 08.12.2015 Steven Taylor @ Blue Flames Sporting Club, Benton.
£15 including pie & peas. In aid of West Allotment FC, tickets available from venue reception.

Wed 09.12.2015 Steven Taylor and Steve Watson (with Pete Graves and writer Martin Hardy) @ Whitley Lodge Snooker Club,
Claremont Crescent, NE26 3HL. 7.30pm start, £20 including pie and peas. Tickets from venue or via 0191 251 1997.

31.03.2016 Lee Clark, Keith Gillespie, Steve Watson @ Newcastle Assembly Rooms. £35 including meal. In aid of Heaton Stannington FC - buy tickets from them.

FA Cup Round dates:

3rd Round draw (involving NUFC) will be staged on Mon 07.12.2015 (tbc)

w/e of 09.01.2016
w/e of 30.01.2016
w/e of 20.02.2016
w/e of 12.03.2016
Sat 23.04.2016 / Sun 24.04.2016
Sat 21.05.2016

Northumberland Senior Cup:

Quarter Final:

Sat 07.11;2015:
Blyth Spartans 2-0 Newcastle United U21s

Wed 25.11.2015:

Bedlington Terriers 0-3 Heaton Stannington

Wed 02.12.2015:
North Shields v Ashington

Date tbc:
Whitley Bay v Morpeth Town

Confirmed NUFC UK live TV coverage:

NUFC Live on Sky Sports:
Sun 06.12.2015
Liverpool (h) 4pm
Sun 13.12.2015 Spurs (a) 4pm
Sat 19.12.2015 Aston Villa (h) 5.30pm

NUFC Live on BT Sport:
Sat 26.12.2015
Everton (h) 5.30pm
Tue 12.01.2016 Man United (h) 7.45pm

Selections made up to Sun 24.01.2016.

2016 Rugby League Magic Weekend:

Sat 21.05.2016:
Salford v Widnes (2.30pm)
Castleford v Warrington (4.45pm)
Leeds v Wigan (7pm)

Sun 22.05.2016:
Catalans Dragons v Wakefield Trinity (1pm)
Huddersfield v St Helens (3.15pm)
Hull FC v Hull KR (5.30pm)

Buy tickets here or on 0844 856 1113.  
£25 adults (£12.50 concs) per day, £40 adults (£20 concs) weekend.

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

2015/16 future match dates:
Mon-Tue 21-29.03.2016

Euro 2016:

Draw is made
10.06.2016 to 10.07.2016

2016/17 future match dates:
Mon-Tue 29.08.2016-06.09.2016
Mon-Tue 03-11.10.2016
Mon-Fri 07-18.11.2016
Mon-Tue 20-28.03.2017
Coxy's Cockup Corner
Whoops, He did it Again...

What's this all about then?
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for a rambling explanation of sorts....

On This Day in History
1st December

Born Or Died:

1905 Allan Taylor born, North Shields.  (1925-26)


Diminutive goalkeeper whose sole first team outing came in a 6-3 home victory over Notts County in September 1925.

Having been acquired from North Shields, Taylor next tried his luck on the over side of the Tyne with South Shields, before the opportunity of a trial at Tottenham Hotspur came his way in August 1929.

Going between the posts for two Football Combination (reserve) games, Spurs won both 9-0 and Allan was signed up, making a belated first team debut in October 1931.

He remained at White Hart Lane until 1937 before returning to the region for one final season of league football with Hartlepools.

A keen tennis player, Taylor's death was recorded in April 1981, by which time he was living in Whitley Bay.

1915 Arthur Frost born Walton, Liverpool.  (1939)

Centre forward signed from New Brighton who scoring on his United debut against Sheffield Wednesday in March 1939.

The outbreak of war halted his career on Tyneside (although he wasn't involved in the three games of the 1939/40 season played before it was called off). 

Returning to New Brighton, Frost would go on  to see army service with the South Lancashire Regiment.

Representing Wrexham, Southport and Tranmere Rovers in the War Leagues, United retained his registration and Arthur rejoined the club for training in 1946.

Nothing came of that however and he was soon back in the North West, taking over as player/manager of South Liverpool. 

He died in October 1998.

1947 Terry Hibbitt born, Bradford.
(1971-75, 1978-81)

Joining Leeds United as an apprentice upon leaving school during April 1963, Terry was
Handed a first team debut by Don Revie in February 1966, scoring soon after coming off the bench against Nottingham Forest.

Displaced from the first XI, Hibbitt was rescued from reserve team football by Joe Harvey, who persuaded Newcastle to pay £30,000 in August 1971 after the player had submitted a transfer request.

Debuting at Crystal Palace alongside fellow new boy Malcolm Macdonald, Hibbitt would act as provider to the striker on countless occasions - most memorably for the vital second goal against Burnley in the 1974 FA Cup Semi-Final tie at Hillsborough. 

The replacement of Harvey by Gordon Lee in June 1975 was to prove decisive though and after just four league appearances, a deal taking an unwilling Hibbitt to Birmingham City for £100K was agreed minutes after a midweek defeat at Derby.  

April 1978 saw Hibbitt rejoin Newcastle (along with John Connolly) in exchange for Stewart Barrowclough and a second debut came at Millwall the following August. 

What proved to be Terry's final competitive appearance came as substitute in a 0-2 home defeat by Derby County two days after Christmas 1980, with a persistent knee problem seeing him quit in June 1981. 

Terry joined Gateshead and after taking a player coach role in 1983, briefly became manager at the International Stadium.

After a brief spell as assistant manager at Durham City, Hibbitt he became a milkman, ran a newsagents with fellow ex-Magpie Peter Kelly and was subsequently bar manager at the Diamond in Ponteland. 

Sadly, cancer claimed Terry at the age of just 46 in August 1994, with United fans commemorating him in song as news broke during the Ibrox Tournament.


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What Else?

1894 Grimsby Town (a)
Division Two 
McCairns, Riddoch, Fletcher, Higgins

Debut for goalkeeper John Hynd.

1900 Sheffield Wednesday (a)
Division One 
Peddie, Niblo 
Crawshaw, Malloch

1902 Aberaman (a)
In the absence of league opposition, United travelled to the Welsh coalfields for this friendly encounter.

1906 Notts County (h)
Division One 
Appleyard 2, Speedie, Veitch 
Dean, Green, Gee

1923 Burnley (a)
Division One 
Seymour, Harris 
Beel 2, og

1928 Bolton Wanderers (h)
Division One 
Boyd, McCurley, MacKenzie, Wilkinson 

1934 Southampton (h)
Division Two 

1945 Blackburn Rovers (a) 2-1 (2-1)
Stubbins 2


1948 A second international goal for Jackie Milburn as England routed Switzerland 6-0 in a friendly played in front of 48,000 fans at Arsenal's Highbury Stadium.

The other goals came from Jack Haines (2), Johnny Hancocks (2) & Jack Rowley.

1951 Derby County (h)
Division One 
G.Robledo 2
George Robledo's 20th and 21st goals of the season to put him two strikes away from 100 Toon goals.

1956 Wolves (h)
Division One 
Curry, White 
1962 Bury (a)
Division Two 
Sole appearance of George Watkin at centre forward, in for the absent Barrie Thomas.

1978 United Manager Bill McGarry continued his rebuilding programme with the signing of midfielder Mick Martin from West Bromwich Albion for £100,000.

1979 Fulham (h)
Division Two 
Withe(32), Rafferty(81) 
Debut for Steve Carney, at right back.
1984 Stoke City (h) 2-1
Division One 
Debut for Joe Allon.

1990 Leicester City (a)
Division Two 
Quinn(18,69,87), O'Brien(74) 
Fenwick(19), Kelly(39,68pen,85), Oldfield(63)
Debut for Gavin Peacock, who almost marked the occasion with a goal in the opening seconds but couldn't squeeze the ball beyond the ample frame of future Magpie custodian Mike Hooper. 

Future Newcastle striker David Kelly claimed the matchball after hitting a hat trick, while Mick Quinn was left to rue defensive lapses from his colleagues at Filbert Street, Roy Aitken especially cumbersome.

United had beaten the Foxes by the same scoreline at SJP just ten months earlier - Quinn netting twice that day.
Youtube footage is online here

1997 Bolton Wanderers (a) 0-1 (0-1)
Premier League 
United's Rebook debut was in this Sky Monday night game and after visits to Barcelona and Crystal Palace in the previous six days, the Magpies looked lethargic.

Such was the lack of interest from United fans that pay turnstiles were open - and attracted very few takers.

With ex-Mag Alan Thompson in their ranks, Colin Todd's side were in combative mood and the second half was a roughhouse affair, as Stuart Pearce, David Batty and Darren Peacock met fire with fire.

2001 Charlton Athletic (a) 1-1 (0-0)
The sending off of Alan Shearer at the Valley made all the headlines but United had again failed to win in London - extending that particular unwanted record to 28.

Al's red card for an alleged elbow was later rescinded by ref Andy D'Urso after reviewing video evidence. match report.

2002 Everton (h)

Shearer(86), og(Tie Li)(89)

Possibly the best strike of Alan Shearer's career as he caught Shola Ameobi's header on the volley and almost ripped the Gallowgate net off with a 25 yard screamer.

Craig Bellamy forced the winner off defender Tie Li which was strangely unheralded, given that it secured three points rather than just the one which Shearer's effort had gained. match report

2007 Blackburn Rovers (a) 1-3 (0-0)
Obafemi Martins nodded home a Geremi free kick in front of a delighted Ewood away following, but David Bentley quickly replied with an unstoppable dead ball conversion of his own.

Further punishment followed but the away section remained determinedly vocal, coming as it did on the day that comments by Joey Barton calling Newcastle fans "vicious" appeared in the newspapers.

That had followed the previous week's home defeat by Liverpool, when sections of the SJP crowd walked out in disgust, while many of those who remained barracked the team. match report

2009 United reserves needed extra time to dispose of Newcastle Benfield 4-2 in the Northumberland Senior Cup after the sides drew 1-1 over 90 minutes.

Dan Leadbitter, Nile Ranger, Kazenga LuaLua and Shane Ferguson all netted for Alan Thompson's side at Whitley Park. match report

Newcastle extended their lead at the top of the U21 Premier League Second Division, after a fifth successive win in all competitions.

Goals from Gael Bigirimana, Callum Roberts and Jonathyn Quinn saw Peter Beardsley's side deservedly claim all three points at Leigh Sports Village
, beating tenants Blackburn Rovers 3-1. match report