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Touching Distance here
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Norwich (h) Public sale now
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Tickets for our trip to the dark place next
month are now on sale to ST holders with 80 loyalty points (with further reduced
totals/dates to follow).
Prices: £39 adults, £26 aged 65 and over, £15 U16s.
As in previous seasons, bus travel is available from NUFC at a cost of £4* for a
return ticket (boarding at SJP 9.30am, departure 10am, kickoff Noon). Bus
tickets bookable online from NUFC box office.
*NUFC fund buses with all
monies raised donated to charity - the charge is made in order to gauge more
accurately the number of buses required.
The Dutch FA confirm that Newcastle's Daryl Janmaat has withdrawn
from their squad ahead of two European Championship qualifiers in the coming
The Magpies full back suffered a knee injury during Saturday's defeat at
Manchester City - it's yet be confirmed how severe the problem is.
Janmaat's return means that Steve McClaren has five first team squad members
on international duty - three with Holland and one each with France and
There was no place for Cheick Tiote in the latest Ivory Coast squad,
Cisse was similarly overlooked by Senegal, DR Congo omitted Chancel
Mbemba and there was no Ireland recall for Rob Elliot.
Vurnon Anita, Tim Krul, Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands)
Sat 10.10.2015 Kazakhstan (a) ECQ
Tue 13.10.2015 Czech Republic (h) ECQ
Moussa Sissoko (France)
Thu 08.10.2015 Armenia (h) Nice FR
Sun 11.10.2015 Denmark (a) Copenhagen FR
Aleksandar Mitrovic (Serbia)
Thu 08.10.2015 Albania (a) Elbasan ECQ
Sun 11.10.2015 Portugal (h) Belgrade ECQ
Shane Ferguson (Northern Ireland)
Thu 08.10.2015 Greece (h) ECQ
Sun 11.10.2015 Finland (a) ECQ
Bet365 rate Mitrovic at 13/2 to open the scoring for
Serbia against Albania on Thursday and 11/4 to net at any time during
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Harry met Hardy:
Following the success of Michael Walker's recent
talk at the Lit & Phil with Harry Pearson, it's the turn of fellow author Martin
Hardy to appear at the same venue.
The event is on Wednesday
October 21st and admission is free, but places need to be pre-booked,
either in person at the venue on Westgate Road, on 0191 232 0192 or online here.
Start time is 7pm prompt and there is a bottle bar. Central station metro is
adjacent, but remember it's closed from 8pm on weekdays nights for
The main topic of conversation will be Martin's book "Touching Distance",
detailing the highs and lows of United's 1995/96 season - although the state
of the Geordie Nation in 2015 will doubtless be mentioned...
If you can't make it to the Lit & Phil, author signed copies of
"Touching Distance" are available to
buy online here
for £18.99, including free UK delivery.
Following their 2-2 draw with West Ham on Saturday, the mackems confirmed
on Sunday that manager Dick Advocaat had resigned with immediate
The front runner for the post is ex-Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce,
with fellow SJP old boy Nigel Pearson also suggested in some quarters
along with David Moyes.
Dick's departure means that once again the red and whites will replace their
manager ahead of a derby - a stunt they successfully pulled in April 2013 (Di
Canio), October 2013 (Poyet) and March 2015 (Advocaat) - with all gaining
their first wins by beating us.
The mackems return to action on Saturday week when they are away to West
for young Magpie
The England squad that will participate in the U17 World Cup in Chile has been
announced and Newcastle's Paul Woolston is one of three goalkeepers
The Young Lions begin their group stage games
against Guinea in Coquimbo on Saturday (17th), moving on to face Brazil on
Tuesday (20th) in La Serena and then South Korea on Friday (23rd) back in
Before that though, England will play friendly matches against DR Congo at St.
George’s Park on Wednesday and then host nation Chile in Rancagua.
Another England U17 squad meanwhile have been in European Championship qualification
action in Portugal, sealing top spot in a four team tournament after a 1-1
draw with the hosts in Coimbra on Sunday.
Newcastle's Mackenzie Heaney was named among the substitutes and came
off the bench on 58 minutes. England have qualified for the Elite Round early next year - the last hurdle
before the sixteen team final tournament in Azerbaijan in May.
Other youth callups:
Adam Armstrong / Freddie Woodman
Thu 08.10.2015 Macedonia (a) Skopje ECQ
Sat 10.10.2015 Finland (n) Skopje ECQ
Tue 13.10.2015 Italy (n) Skopje ECQ
(European Championship qualifiers)
Alex Gilliead (England U20s):
Wed 07.10.2015 Netherlands (n) Heidenheim FR
Sat 10.10.2015 Turkey (n) Ulm FR
Tue 13.10.2015 Germany (h) Heidenheim FR
(Mercedes Benz Elite Cup, Germany)
Kyle Cameron (Scotland U19s)
Tue 06.10.2015 Mexico (n) Aspach FR
Fri 09.10.2015 USA (n) Stuttgart FR
12.10.2015 Germany (a)
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Adam Armstrong (Coventry City):
It's now eight goals from nine starts in League One for striker Adam,
after he scored twice in a 3-0 home win over Shrewsbury Town on Saturday.
Watch Arma's brace
Remy Cabella (Olympique Marseille):
1-1 draw at Brighton in the Championship on Saturday saw Sammy appear as a
63rd minute substitute
and almost win it for the Bluebirds - only
for his goalbound shot to be cleared off the line by a home player.
A 1-2 loss at PSG on Sunday means that OM are now without a win in four league
games. Remy completed 90 minutes for what was his eighth appearance -
media reports suggest that his loan deal will be made permanent after he plays in 12 games.
Shane Ferguson (Millwall):
Fergie came off the bench after 62 minutes but couldn't prevent the Lions
from a 3-5 loss to Peterborough United at London Road in League One on Saturday
Haris Vuckic (Wigan Athletic):
Vuckic missed a fourth successive game due to injury as Wigan were held 0-0 at
home by Walsall in League One on Saturday.
Macaulay Gillesphey/Alex Gilliead (Carlisle United)
Gillesphey played the full game and Gilliead the final half hour as the Cumbrians
won 1-0 at Stevenage in League Two on Saturday.
Freddie Woodman (Crawley Town):
The goalkeeper made his 12th appearance for the Red Devils at Plymouth Argyle
in League Two on Saturday, but was on the wrong end of a 1-2 defeat.
Ben Smith (Bristol City)
Leeds United U18s (a), Development League, Saturday. Full time score 0-0 -
Ben's participation is still tbc.
Newcastle U18s 0 Blackburn U18s 2
As they did on two occasions last season, Blackburn's U18s profited from
their visit to Tyneside - returning to Lancashire with all three points and
a clean sheet.
Looking to record their fourth successive victory on the road, the Ewood
youngsters were indebted to in-form Lewis Mansell - who scored both
goals to take his seasonal tally up to
After a scoreless first half the Rovers striker shot his side ahead from the
penalty spot, before making sure of the win eight minutes from the end of
Dave Watson's side by contrast have conceded thirteen goals in their last
four outings and are bottom of the table with just one win in eight attempts
The Magpies were once again without Mackenzie Heaney due to international
commitments with England, while Jack Hunter was forced off the field due to
Team: Pearson, Trodd, Adu-Peprah, Hunter (Charman 18), Pollock,
Newberry, Gallacher (Lowther 86), Suddick, McNall (Long 80) Longstaff, Smith. Subs n/u:
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for local people:
League Day looms
This coming Saturday (10th) sees the staging of the sixth Non-League
Day - an annual celebration of grass roots football across the country,
with the aim of attracting new supporters to watch their local team.
In this region you'll find a good choice of games on offer, notably a cracking
FA Cup tie in prospect at Hillheads between Whitley Bay and Chorley.
Admission to the Northern League game between North Shields and Dunston
meanwhile is just £1 for current NUFC season ticket holders.
All of the following games have 3pm starts and for the Northern League,
directions appear on their informative website online
FA Cup Third Qualifying Round:
Whitley Bay v Chorley
Gateshead v Cheltenham Town
Blyth Spartans v Sutton Coldfield Town
Northern League Division 1:
Ashington v Shildon
Bedlington Terriers v Seaham Red Star
Consett v West Auckland Town
Durham City v Newton Aycliffe
Guisborough Town v Sunderland RCA
Morpeth Town v Jarrow Roofing BCA
Newcastle Benfield v Penrith
North Shields v Dunston UTS
Washington v Norton & Stockton Ancients
West Allotment Celtic v Bishop Auckland
Northern League Division 2:
Billingham Town v Hebburn Town
Crook Town v Stokesley Sports Club
Darlington RA v Brandon United
Easington Colliery v Chester-Le-Street
Northallerton Town v Billingham Synthonia
Ryhope CW v Heaton Stannington
South Shields v Ryton & Crawcrook Albion
Thornaby v Esh Winning
Tow Law Town v Team Northumbria
Whickham v Birtley Town
Willington v Alnwick Town
And not forgetting the Northern
season PDF update for Paul Joannou's excellent "Newcastle United: The
Ultimate Record" is now available free of charge to book purchasers.
If you haven't received a copy - or are after previous season PDFs - email firstname.lastname@example.org
with your requirements.
PS: "The Ultimate Record" book is a complete sell out,
but copies of Paul's sister publication "Ultimate Who's Who"
are available, including an autographed edition.
Find more details online
A further reciprocal ticket pricing agreement has been confirmed for this
season, Stoke City announcing that last season's agreement with
Newcastle will continue.
That sees adult ticket prices reduced to £20 (£10
for over 65s and £5 for U17s) for Potters fans at SJP next month and Magpies
followers heading to the Britannia next March.
Similar deals for West Ham (£25) and Watford (£25) have
already been announced this season, with a £10 reduction on adult ticket
prices for Toon supporters at Bournemouth in November (making them
Newcastle return to Premier League action on Sunday
week (October 18th) when the Canaries visit SJP for a 4pm kickoff. Tickets are
now on public sale (online).
The visitors have announced discounted prices for away tickets of £10 for
adults and just £1 for bairns - rather than a reciprocal pricing initiative
though, this just appears to be them spending their Away Fan fund.
Steve McClaren's side will be attempting to win a first PL game of the season
at the ninth attempt, having taken maximum points from just one of the last
From a possible 81 points in 2015 we took just 16.
NUFC: Steven Taylor remains sidelined, while updates on the fitness of
Rolando Aarons, Jack Colback, Karl Darlow, Daryl Janmaat, Kevin Mbabu, Gabriel Obertan and Emmanuel
Riviere are awaited.
It's claimed that both Paul Dummett and Massadio Haidara could be available to
face the Canaries, while Colback's return to action would see him resume just
one booking away from a one match ban.
Punts: Latest offers for new punters are
NCFC: Gary Hooper may return after injury but Youssouf Mulumbu is still out. Former
Magpie defender Sebastien Bassong is an ever-present this season but has yet
to win a game at his former SJP home (2 draws, 1 loss).
City boss Alex Neil is just 34 years old and played for SPFL side Hamilton
Academical on New Years Day this year, just days before taking the Norwich
The Scottish-born midfielder played in England for both Mansfield Town and
Barnsley - coming off the bench for the Tykes at Oakwell in October 2001 as
they lost 1-0 to Newcastle in a League Cup tie.
This season the Canaries have won on the road at the mackems
(3-1), drawn at Liverpool (1-1) and West Ham (2-2) and lost at Southampton
Four home games have brought one victory - 3-1 over Bournemouth - a 1-1 draw
with Stoke and defeats by Palace (1-3) and Leicester (1-2).
Russell Martin and Nathan Redmond have scored three goals each while £8.5m
striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel has been banished to Spaniards Real Betis.
Norwich have 11 players away on international duty ahead of their visit to
Failing to win any of our opening four home games (two draws, two defeats)
represents United's worst league start at SJP since the 1991/92 season. Following
four draws and one defeat, the sequence was broken at the sixth time of
asking with a 2-0 win over Leicester City.
Newcastle have collected just 11 points from a possible 42 at
Gallowgate in 2015 (5 draws, 2 wins, 7 losses).
Magpies versus Canaries - post WWII:
2013/14 won 2-1 Remy, Gouffran
2012/13 won 1-0 Ba
2011/12 won 1-0 Cisse
2004/05 won 2-1 Jenas, Sh.Ameobi (LC)
2004/05 drew 2-2 Bellamy, Hughes
1994/95 won 3-0 Beardsley 2(1pen), Kitson
1993/94 won 3-0 Cole, Lee, Beardsley
1988/89 lost 0-2
1987/88 lost 1-3 Gazza
1986/87 won 4-1 Goddard, Gazza, McDonald, Jackson
1984/85 drew 1-1 Waddle
1981/82 won 2-1 Varadi, Mills
1977/78 drew 2-2 Burns, Kennedy
1976/77 won 5-1 T.Craig, Gowling, Oates, McCaffery 2
1975/76 won 5-2 Gowling 2, Macdonald 2, OG
1973/74 drew 0-0
1972/73 won 3-1 Tudor 2, Guthrie
1964/65 won 2-0 Cummings, Robson
1963/64 won 2-0 Cummings, Iley
1962/63 won 2-1 Fell, Thomas
1961/62 drew 0-0
Watch: Fitzgeralds, 60 Grey Street, NE1 6AF
further details of this and the other
locations that make up the Sir John Fitzgerald estate
no scheduled disruptions.
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
Offering matchday travel to NUFC season ticket holders, Magpie Mover
tickets remain available details
UK Radio: to follow
UK TV: Live on Sky Sports
Overseas TV: to follow
Upcoming Premier League fixtures:
Spurs v Liverpool (12.45pm) BT
Chelsea v Aston Villa (3pm)
Crystal Palace v West Ham (3pm)
Everton v Manchester United (3pm)
Manchester City v Bournemouth (3pm)
Southampton v Leicester City (3pm
West Bromwich Albion v mackems (3pm)
Watford v Arsenal (5.30pm) Sky
Newcastle v Norwich City (4pm) Sky
Swansea City v Stoke City (8pm) Sky
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
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
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.
the public face of the Newcastle United
Travel Plan, designed to help fans attend matches using the most efficient and sustainable methods available.
to the Toon?
City guide here
Geordie Map here
NE guide here
on the VTEC logo for details of a new discount train travel scheme for
NUFC ST holders and members.
Sat 10.10.2015 U18s v Manchester City (a)
@ City Football Academy, 1pm. U18 Premier League.
U21s v Fulham (a)
@ Craven Cottage, 7pm. U21 Premier League.
Sat 17.10.2015 U18s v Everton (a)
@ Finch Farm, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Sun 18.10.2015 Norwich City (h) @ SJP,
4pm. Premier League. Public sale
Sat 24.10.2015 U18s v Derby County (h)
@ Little Benton, Noon. U18 Premier League.
25.10.2015 mackems (a) @ stadium of plight, Noon. Premier League. ST
holder sale now (80 loyalty points, with further reduced totals/ dates tbc). £39 adults, £26 65 and over,
£15 U16s. Live
Bus travel from NUFC £4
return ticket (boarding at SJP 9.30am, departure 10am, kickoff Noon). All monies
raised are donated to charity - a charge is levied to gauge more accurately the
number of buses required).
U21s v Derby County (a)
@ Moor Lane, 1pm. U21 Premier League.
Sat 31.10.2015 U18s v Stoke City (h)
@ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Stoke City (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. ST
holder sale now, public sale Thu 08.10.2015.
U21s v Aston Villa (h)
@ SJP, 7pm. U21 Premier League.
Sat 07.11.2015 U18s v West Bromwich Albion (a)
@ Albion training ground, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 07.11.2015 Bournemouth (a) @
Vitality Stadium, 12.45pm. Premier League. Ticket
details awaited. Live
Talk-ins / appearances:
Wed 21.10.2015 Football writers Martin Hardy & Harry Pearson in
conversation @ the Lit & Phil, Newcastle. Free entry - limited numbers. Book
in person or reserve them on 0191 232 0192 or online here.
Please note 7pm prompt start.
Sat 31.10.2015 Rob Lee @ Back Page shop, St.Andrews Street, Newcastle.
Signing copies of Touching Distance along with book author Martin Hardy.
Fri 13.11.2015 Tommy Wright, Steve Howey, John Beresford, Brian Kilcline, Kevin
Scott @ Dunston Lancastrian Suite, further details to follow.
Sat 28.11.2015 Steve Howey @ Blyth Town FC. £15
including pie & peas + drink. Contact Martin on: 07748 470530.
FA Cup Round dates:
3rd: w/e of 09.01.2016
4th: w/e of 30.01.2016
5th: w/e of 20.02.2016
6th: w/e of 12.03.2016
SF: Sat 23.04.2016 / Sun 24.04.2016
F: Sat 21.05.2016
Northumberland Senior Cup
First Round draw:
Ashington v Newcastle Benfield
Whitley Bay v Team Northumbria
Bedlington Terriers v Alnwick Town
Heaton Stannington v WA Celtic
(Newcastle U21s enter at the Second Round stage, along with Morpeth Town, North
Shields and cup holders Blyth Spartans. Second Round ties are pencilled in to
be played in w/c 23.11.2015).
Confirmed NUFC UK live TV coverage:
NUFC Live on Sky Sports:
Sun 18.10.2015 Norwich City
Sun 25.10.2015 mackems (a) Noon
NUFC Live on BT Sport:
Sat 07.11.2015 Bournemouth (a) 12.45pm
Selections made up to Sun 29.11.2015.
to doubts over the validity of it, the alleged live TV game release schedule
previously posted here has been deleted.
The Premier League wrote on July 3rd 2015 that: For fixtures from December
onwards, live TV matches are mostly confirmed on a month-by-month basis.
The Premier League will seek to confirm live TV matches approximately five or
six weeks prior to the start of the month in question.
For example, December selections are typically confirmed in mid-October.
(For info only, December 2014 live TV picks were published on October 6th
mackems (h) talkSPORT
World Cup @ SJP:
The 20 team event runs until 31.10.2015 with three games at SJP:
Sat 03.10.2015 S.Africa 34-16 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 |
2015/16 future match dates:
Thu-Tue 12-17.11.2015 (playoff 1 & 2)
2016/17 future match dates:
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:
1919 Albert Sibley born, West Thurrock, Essex. (1947-50)
Known as Joe, this right winger had starred
for Southend United before WW2, during which he served in the RAF at Ruislip.
Guesting for Fulham, Spurs, Aldershot, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Millwall &
QPR in wartime football, Sibley joined United in a part-exchange deal in
February 1947 (The Shrimpers took Ernie Brown & £6,500).
Debuting in a 1-3 home defeat by Southampton that month, Joe helped United win
promotion back to Division One in the following season but was then only an
occasional starter in Division One.
Re-signing for Southend in 1950, Joe moved on to Folkestone Town six years
later and lived in the Essex town of Southchurch. His death was announced in
1932 Alan Herron born, Ashington.
Centre half who was at SJP on amateur terms but failed to win a contract and
moved on to Blackburn Rovers in 1950.
It took Alan another five years to make the first of his four league
appearances for the Lancashire club, later moving on to play for non-league
1935 John Henry Taylor born, Crawcrook
Known as Harry, this right winger made his debut on New Years
Day 1955 in a 2-6 loss at Sheffield United and had made just six more
appearances when loaned to Fulham two seasons later.
A return to SJP and to the first team came during the 1958/59 season, but after
losing his place in the opening weeks following campaign he wasn't sighted
Moving to Chelmsford City in 1960, Taylor later played for Cambridge United
before returning to the North East, where he worked for Newcastle Breweries.
1981 Zurab Khizanishvili born, Tbilisi, Georgia. (2009)
Centre half who joined United in
September 2009 on a three month loan from Blackburn Rovers, debuting in a 4-0
win at Ipswich Town in the Championship.
Zurab was the second Georgian to have featured for the club, following Temuri
Ketsbaia - who played alongside him both internationally and for Dundee.
Dens Park was Zurab's first taste of British football, moving there from
Lokomotiv Tblisi in 2001, having previously played for both the Dinamo and
Norchi clubs in Tbilisi.
Joining Glasgow Rangers in 2003, Zurab first faced Newcastle when he played in
the same side as Peter Lovenkrands at SJP in a pre-season friendly in July
A move to Blackburn (initially on loan) followed in August 2005, making his
home debut in a 0-3 loss to Newcastle.
Appearing for Rovers in their 1-0 win at SJP the following January, Zurab
returned to Tyneside in March 2008 to repeat the feat.
Zurab's time in Toon wasn't a great success and of his seven appearances,
United drew two and lost three.
That included a that dreadful night at Scunthorpe when Khizanishvili looked
ineffectual against moderate opposition.
Dismissed in the dying seconds of his penultimate Newcastle game, at home to
Doncaster Rovers, Zurab headed back to Rovers but after just one game was
loaned out again, this time to Reading.
However a knee injury curtailed his pitch time for the Royals and he missed
United's 2-0 win in Berkshire that April
Entering the final season of his contract with Blackburn in August 2010, Zurab
found himself omitted from the team photograph and joined Turkish club
September 2013 then saw him announce his retirement from international football
in order to focus on his club career, signing for yet another club in his home
town - this time Dinamo Tbilisi - in Summer 2014.
four appearances for Tbilisi he moved to Georgian side Samtredia before
joining Azerbaijan Premier League side Inter Baku in June 2015.
Zurab has the longest surname to feature on a Toon shirt, at 13 letters
- a total is equalled by Keith Kettleborough, whose career was in nameless, 1 to 11 days.
Burslem Port Vale (a)
Dickson, McNee, Thompson, Willis
Scarratt, Wood, J.Smith, Eccles
Charles Dickson and John McNee made goalscoring
entrances to the first team. At the time Vale were based
at the Cobridge Athletic Grounds, adjacent to where the
National Garden Festival was held almost a century later.
1906 Bury (a)
Appleyard, Veitch (pen)
1923 West Ham
Boyd, Lang, McDonald
Debut for Bob Thomson, following his transfer from
1934 Swansea Town (a)
1945 Grimsby Town (a)
League Cup 3rd Round
Radford 2, Kennedy, Graham
The debut appearance of central defender Derek Craig
wasn't a roaring success and he played only once more game
for the first team, in a Texaco Cup match. Three days
later Arsenal would put another four past us in the
Alec Lindsay's late penalty conversion beat
McFaul to give the Reds victory.
1973 The Reserves
meanwhile faced Blackburn Rovers at SJP, going down 1-2
with Paul Cannell netting for the home side.
West Bromwich Albion (h) 2-0 (1-0)
A disgraceful display by the Throstles who hacked
their way through the game and crippled Tommy Craig, Paul
Cannell and Stewart Barrowclough with wild lunges that
went unpunished by the referee.
West Ham United (a) 1-1 (1-1)
Referee Clive Thomas gave Newcastle a free kick after
judging that home 'keeper Phil Parkes had been guilty of
dangerous play when claiming a high ball.
Martin took the free kick on the Hammers' six yard line,
tapping the ball for Withe to crack the equaliser through
a crowd of players.
Leeds United (a)
League Cup 2nd Round
Debutant David McCreery's battling skills immediately
came to the fore, as the Magpies scored a breakaway goal
and held out against fierce pressure at Elland Road.
However, things went awry in the second leg at SJP when
Leeds ran out 4-1 winners on the night - despite Newcastle
Ipswich Town (h)
og(Burley)(1), Waddle(35), Heard(52)
A memorable Burley own goal in the opening thirty seconds
propelled United to a trouble-free victory.
Chris Waddle quickly added his seventh in nine games and
the scoring was complete when midfielder Pat Heard got his
first goal for the club, netting from close range.
footage is online here
Blustery conditions couldn't prevent Mick Quinn from
breaking his five match lean spell in front of goal as he
netted one in each half.
Portsmouth were poor throughout, and their only goal came
from a John Anderson header which gave his own 'keeper
John Burridge (pictured on the prog cover) no chance.
footage is online here
1998 The Reserves were enjoying life in Pontins
League Division Two, with a 2-0
win over Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.
David Burt and Garry Brady netted as coach Tommy Craig saw his side make it
seven wins from seven this season.
2001 A quiet afternoon for Shay Given between the
posts, as Ireland beat Cyprus 4-0 in a WC Qualifier at
2001 His Newcastle colleague Nicos Dabizas
meanwhile was part of the Greece side who came within
seconds of a 2-1 victory over England at Old Trafford -
only for David Beckham to sweep home a free kick.
2001 Magpies duo Gary Speed and Craig Bellamy
appeared for Wales as they beat Belarus 1-0 at Cardiff's
2003 The Reserves
thumped Blackburn's second string 4-0 at Kingston Park
thanks to goals from Brittain,
Ferrell, Elliott & Bates.
2009 Despite taking a first half lead through
Wesley Ngo Baheng, Newcastle's Reserves lost their first
game of the season as a more experienced Middlesbrough
side came from behind to win at The Riverside.
Telegraph newspaper claimed that United were closing
in on a sponsorship agreement with payday lender Wonga in
succession to Virgin, who had taken over the previous
Northern Rock agreement.