Swansea (h) /
Cardiff (h) Public
season may have gone down the tubes....but it remains to be seen whether Toon
fans will be able to follow suit after our forthcoming game at Arsenal.
That's because the RMT trade union have now announced a two day strike
by London Underground staff, beginning on Monday April 28th at 9pm -
midway through United's Premier League visit to the Emirates Stadium.
A recent strike call was ultimately called off, while a reduced service
continued on some lines during previous industrial action. If this strike does
go ahead however, beware that parts of the network usually begin to close down
ahead of the actual declared start time - meaning that journeys to the stadium
may well be affected.
Magpie Alan Shearer is the special guest at a talk-in event in South
Shields next month - and we have a pair of tickets up for grabs in a
The club's record goalscorer appears at Hedworth Hall on Thursday May 8th from
7pm and tickets are on sale now.
These are priced at £30 entry only, £50 standard and £100 VIP (£70 VIP
tickets are sold out).
Bookings can be made online
here or direct from the venue
(which avoids the online booking fee).
To be in with a chance of winning two standard tickets, simply
to say where
the above photo of Al and his fellow BBC pundit Robbie Savage was taken.
The closing date is Fri April
24th @ 5pm and the subject is: Al. Those who choose their own
subject line will be disqualified (except for the HM Forces email restriction
that we're aware of).
There's no age restriction and readers are free to enter regardless of where
they are on the planet. One entry per person please, no purchase necessary.
Prize consists of two admission tickets to the event including food - any
other costs (drinks, travel etc.) are excluded.
PS: tickets are also on sale now for this year's Black & White
Reunion event, at Dunston's Lancastrian Suite.
Defenders are on the menu this time round and appearing will be: John
Anderson, Olivier Bernard, John Beresford, John Carver, Frank Clark, David
Craig, Pat Howard, Steve Howey, Peter Jackson, Irving Nattrass & Darren
John Gibson will be hosting the event and local comic Gavin Webster will also
appear. Telling jokes, obviously.
Following the success of the 2013 reunion, this year's event will be staged on
a Sunday lunchtime once again, kicking off at Noon on Sunday 18th May.
Tickets are £20 for entry only and £35 for
VIP places - the latter including lunch - and The Stroke Association stand to
benefit from funds raised.
can be made online
here or via Premier Sports on
0191 280 5603.
Saturday sees the Swans migrate to
Tyneside for an old fashioned 3pm kick-off, with tickets still on
NUFC box office Easter opening hours:
Good Friday: 10am-5pm
(Box Office located upstairs in SJP club shop)
(Box Office located in Milburn Stand near SBR statue)
Easter Monday: closed
City's three season sojourn in the
Premier League is still under threat - although a second successive win at SJP
would strengthen their hand considerably.
And were that to happen, then Alan Pardew would acquire another unwanted
record for his expanding collection; namely that of the first United
manager to lose five successive Premier League fixtures.
present he shares the four defeat total with Kenny Dalglish (1997/98), Graeme
Souness (2004/05) & Kevin Keegan (2007/08) and himself (2012/13). That
most recent one - in November 2012 - saw the fourth loss racked up at Stoke following defeat at
Southampton and ended with a 3-0 home victory over Wigan.
(We also lost four on the bounce in both 2007/08 & 2008/09 seasons under
United last lost five league games in succession during March and April 1992,
when Kevin Keegan's attempts to stave off relegation to the third tier
faltered - only for that 1-0 home win over Pompey to end the sequence.
And in terms of top flight seasons, 1986/87 saw us reel off six First Division
defeats in a row around the festive season under the guidance of Willie McFaul.
is the end, my friend.... well sort of.
The final-ever edition of The Mag will be on sale from street
sellers around SJP on Saturday, as well as from local newsagents.
After 25 years, commercial pressures mean that issue 289 will be the last
paper copy and the fanzine is continuing online only.
The final issue is also on sale here for
just £3 with
free postage in the UK.
Loic Remy and Mathieu Debuchy are on course to return, but Moussa Sissoko
is still out. Having been seen catching a flight out of Newcastle on Thursday,
Hatem Ben Arfa won't be involved - officially due to an injury.
Steven Taylor is expected to be OK after leaving the field
against Stoke but a hamstring problem is predicted to sideline Davide Santon for the remainder of the
News on the fitness of Sammy Ameobi, Gabriel
Obertan and Sylvain Marveaux is awaited.
Power match betting is online here
not to score @ 5/2
(NB: quoted odds were accurate at the time of writing, but subject to
fluctuation - click on the link above to display current live odds).
Jacks will come to Gallowgate minus Chico Flores, who is suspended following
his red card during Sunday's 0-1 home defeat by Chelsea. Striker Michu
meanwhile continues to struggle with an ankle problem.
Visiting boss Garry Monk goes looking for the first away win - and clean sheet
- of his managerial career so far, having taken just two points from a
possible 15, as a result of drawing at Stoke and Arsenal.
Beaten at Liverpool, Everton and Hull under Monk, their trio of away wins came
in the first half of the season under previous Michael Laudrup - at West
Bromwich Albion, Crystal Palace and Fulham.
On the road this season, City have scored as many as Newcastle (26) but
conceded three fewer (16 vs 19).
Chris Foy - fourth appointment this season involving Newcastle,
following a 1-0 home win over Fulham, 1-0 win at Spurs and 0-0 draw at Norwich.
UK TV: None
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C+ Futbol (Spain) +HD
Fox Sport 2 HD (Ned)
Fox Sports Plus (Australia) (red button)
GO Fox Sports
GO Sports 6 (Malta)
LTV Sports 2 (Cyprus)
NBC Sports Live Extra (USA)
QQ Sports Live (China)
Setanta Sports 1 (Ireland)
SuperSport Select 2 (Africa)
TV3+ (Denmark) +HD
UK Radio: None
NE Radio: Live commentary on BBC Newcastle
Overseas Radio: Live commentary on talkSPORT
Metro: No scheduled engineering
The Magpies go
into this game without a goal in their last 360 minutes of play - and
just one in in 540 minutes of the artless slop that passes for football
round our way.
And the sad truth of our form in 2014 is that in seven games we've scored just
at home - and the mackems managed three in their single visit to
home games to play, United have managed to score just 19 times in the
Premier League at SJP to date - with five of them in one game, against Stoke
Just 8 of the 19 have come in the first half of games, while the
"end" split is 16/3 in favour of the Gallowgate, with Leazes End
spectators seeing just Yohan Cabaye's shot against Liverpool, a Yoan Gouffran
back header against West Brom and Loic Remy's Boxing Day opener against the
Potters - seven home games ago.
Our lowest seasonal total in the Premier League to date is 22 (reached in
1997/98 and 2006/07), while last season and the 2008/09 relegation campaign saw
PL home scoring record to date 2013/14:
23, Dummett 56
68, Remy 89
2, Gouffran 38
36 Sissoko 57
44,56 Gouffran 48
Cabaye 66 Cisse 80pen
Swans @ SJP - all-time:
2012/13 lost 1-2 Ba
2011/12 drew 0-0
2009/10 won 3-0 Harewood 2, Lovenkrands
1994/95 won 3-0 Kitson 3 (FAC)
1983/84 won 2-0 Beardsley, Wharton
1980/81 lost 1-2 Rafferty
1979/80 lost 1-3 Shoulder
1964/65 won 3-1 Penman 3
1963/64 won 4-1 Hilley 2, Taylor, Thomas
1962/63 won 6-0 Fell 2, Suddick 2, Thomas, og
1961/62 drew 2-2 Leek, Allchurch
1952/53 won 3-0 Davies, Keeble, Mitchell (FAC)
1946/47 drew 1-1 Woodburn
1938/39 lost 1-2 Clifton
1937/38 won 1-0 Imrie
1936/37 won 5-1 Rogers 2, Smith 2, Pearson
1935/36 won 2-0 Connelly, J.Smith
1934/35 won 5-1 Cairns 3, Imrie, Murray
1914/15 drew 1-1 McCracken (FAC)
All time record v Swansea:
Remaining Premier League fixtures/results:
(3pm unless specified)
Arsenal 3-1 West Ham
Everton 2-3 Crystal Palace
Manchester City 2-2 mackems
Spurs v Fulham (12.45pm) BT
Aston Villa v Southampton
Cardiff v Stoke Cardiff City
West Ham v Crystal Palace
Chelsea v mackems (5.30pm) Sky
Norwich City v Liverpool (Noon) Sky
Hull City v Arsenal (2.05pm) Sky
Everton v Manchester United (4.10pm) Sky
Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion (8pm) Sky
Southampton v Everton (12.45pm) BT
Fulham v Hull City
Stoke City v Spurs
Swansea City v Aston Villa
West Bromwich Albion v West Ham
Manchester United v Norwich City (5.30pm) Sky
mackems v Cardiff (Noon) Sky
Liverpool v Chelsea (2.05pm) Sky
Crystal Palace v Man City (4.10pm) Sky
West Ham v Spurs (12.45pm) BT
Aston Villa v Hull City
Manchester United v mackems
Stoke City v Fulham
Swansea City v Southampton
Everton v Manchester City (5.30pm) Sky
Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion (1.30pm) Sky
Chelsea v Norwich City (4pm) Sky
Crystal Palace v Liverpool (8pm) Sky
Manchester United v Hull City (7.45pm)
Manchester City v Aston Villa (7.45pm) Sky
mackems v West Bromwich Albion (7.45pm)
Sun 11.05.2014 (TV picks yet tbc):
Cardiff City v Chelsea
Fulham v Crystal Palace
Hull City v Everton
Manchester City v West Ham
Norwich City v Arsenal
Southampton v Manchester United
mackems v Swansea City
Spurs v Aston Villa
West Bromwich Albion v Stoke City
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for a good Friday
Conference side Gateshead play the penultimate home game of the regular
league season on Friday afternoon, as they look to move another step towards a promotion playoff slot
and the dream of a Wembley visit.
A nine game unbeaten run has left the Tynesiders fifth in the table and
occupying the final playoff position with a three point advantage over their
nearest rivals and just three games remaining.
Southport provide the opposition at the International Stadium in a 3pm
kickoff and a good crowd is expected - not least with SJP season ticket holders
able to take advantage of a £5
saving on the £14 adult entry price.
On production of their NUFC ST card, fans pay
just £9 for adult entry, while the deal offering all accompanied
U16s entry (not just ST holders) for £2 remains in force.
Over 60s are admitted for £9, while 16/17 year olds and Students can gain
entry for £7.
Home fans will be housed in the Tyne &
Wear (main) Stand and turnstiles at both ends will open from 2pm.
In addition to the regular car parks there
will be some additional capacity on the bottom field near the North
(Tyne) End of the ground.
Remaining GFC fixtures:
Fri 18.04.2014 Southport (h) (3pm)
Mon 21.04.2014 Macclesfield Town (a) (3pm)
Sat 26.04.2014 Cambridge United (h) (5.30pm)
Sides finishing second to fifth will meet in two-legged semi-finalsstaged on
Wed 30.04.2014 /Thu 01.05.2014 and Sun 04.05.2014. That will then decide
the two sides who play at Wembley on Sunday May 18th to decide which club
joins champions Luton Town in going up.
Aside from the latest episode of
torture at SJP, there's a wealth of football action across the region this
weekend - including another Northern League groundhopper event.
For the uninitiated, part of the Northern League's 125th anniversary
celebrations has seen staggered kickoffs at various games, allowing fans to
watch two...or more.
The last - and maddest - of these events is the Easter Hop and although the
organised travel is all booked out, there's nothing to stop anyone turning
up and paying on the gate (around £4-£6 per game).
There are some Thursday night games, but the hop kicks off at North Shields
on Friday at 11am, when the top two sides in the Second Division meet
- champions Shields receiving their silverware at full time.
North Shields v West Allotment Celtic 11am (D2)
Whitley Bay v Newcastle Benfield 2:30pm (D1)
Ashington v Crook Town 6:30pm (D1)
Jarrow Roofing BCA v Heaton Stannington 11am (D2)
Washington v Seaham Red Star 2:15pm (D2)
Birtley Town v Chester-le-Street 6pm (D2)
Consett v Durham City Noon (D1)
Ryton & Crawcrook Albion v Whickham 3pm (D2)
Bishop Auckland v Crook Town 12 noon (D1)
Spennymoor Town v Team Northumbria 3pm (D1)
Newton Aycliffe v Shildon 6pm (D1)
For details of the other Northern League games over the weekend, directions
and other info check
at the double
Northern Premier League side Blyth
Spartans face the task of playing on successive days next week, having
failed in an attempt to get one of the games altered.
Closing their home programme with the visit of Whitby Town to Croft Park for a
3pm start on Easter Monday, Blyth are then in action the following
night in the Techflow Group Northumberland
Senior Cup Final.
Their opponents at Gallowgate in a 7pm KO on Tuesday are Newcastle
Reserves and the final will be played
to a finish - via extra time and penalties if required.
Admission can be gained by paying at the East Stand turnstiles - £6 adults,
£3 concessions. NB: NUFC season ticket holders and members do not receive free
Since lifting the trophy after beating Blue Star in 1994, Spartans have lost
nine times in the final - six of them against Newcastle - the most recent
coming in 2011.
after the first leg in Crete, a 3-0 home win by Panathinaikos on Wednesday was
enough to see off OFI and ensure a place in this season's Greek Cup Final.
The Athens side took just 20 minutes of the second leg to cancel out OFI's
lead, with on-loan Magpie Mehdi Abeid bagging his eight goal in all
competitions for the Greens.
Mehdi's goal online here
Mehdi and his current team mates will learn the identity of their final
opponents later on Wednesday when the other semi-final concludes, current
holders Olympiakos taking a 2-1 lead to PAOK.
And although their hopes of winning the league title are long since over,
third-place Panathinaikos are already assured of a place in the end of season
playoffs, where the second Champions League spot is decided from the teams
finishing second, third, fourth and fifth.
James Tavernier/Haris Vuckic (Rotherham United)
Wolves (a) League One, Friday.
Nottingham Forest (a) Championship, Saturday.
/ Adam Campbell (St.Mirren)
Hibernian (h) SPFL, Saturday.
Jonas Gutierrez (Norwich City)
Liverpool (h) Premier League, Sunday.
Romain Amalfitano (Dijon)
A 2-2 home draw with Metz in Ligue 2 on Monday featured the United winger
for the first 77 minutes.
(Dundee United) (injured)
After recovering from a hip problem sustained during his senior international
debut for Australia, Curtis is due to resume training on Tayside next week and
could be in contention for a squad place when Motherwell visit Tannadice in
the SPFL on Saturday week (April 26th).
There's the prospect of another cup final appearance to add to the defender's CV,
following an outing for Bradford City against Swansea City in
the 2013 League Cup Final.
The Tangerines will face St.Johnstone in
the Scottish Cup Final on Saturday May 17th, staged this season at Celtic Park due to
rebuilding work at Hampden Park.
cap for Alex
scoring twice in United's U18 league victory over Chelsea on Saturday, Toon midfielder
Alex Gilliead won his second England U18 cap on Wednesday night.
Alex started for the young Lions in a friendly against Germany at Rotherham
United's New York Stadium and although his side were trailing 0-1 when he was
replaced after 66 minutes, England eventually ran out 2-1 victors.
topples Tees teens
Newcastle U18s 3 Middlesbrough U18s 2
second half brace from striker Tom Heardman took him into double figures for
the season on Tuesday, as United edged a well-contested Tyne-tees derby
Having beaten Chelsea 3-2 at Little Benton on Saturday, Dave Watson's
youngsters went into this rearranged game looking for a fifth successive win
on their own ground - and an eighth home victory in nine outings this year.
And they got off to a decent start when a low shot from Ben
Drennan from the edge of the box seemed to catch out visiting goalkeeper
Joe Fryer after 18 minutes.
Boro almost hit back from the kickoff as striker Jordan Jowers exploited some
confusion in the United area and shot against the goal frame from a narrow
The equaliser wasn't long in arriving though and when Jowers was challenged in
the box by Ryan McKinnon midway through the first half, referee James Simpson
pointed to the spot - and Joe Wheatley converted.
In glorious conditions, Newcastle regained the lead barely two minutes into
the second half when Tom Heardman netted from 18 yards - Fryer again
less than impressive.
Ten minutes later Heardman struck again, after substitute Liam Gibson wormed
his way to the byline and pulled the ball across the six yard box for the 18
year-old striker to force past Fryer and a couple of covering defenders.
That never looked likely to be the end of the scoring though and Boro reduced
the arrears on 67 minutes, Lee Hetherington beating Freddie Woodman from close
A Boro equaliser seemed inevitable as the visitors began to dominate
possession, but some poor shooting and an instinctive stop from Woodman in the
final seconds of normal time ensured that United held on for the win.
There were first starts at this level for Jack Hunter and Luke Charman, while
Macaulay Gillesphey made his comeback following ankle ligament problems.
Team: Woodman, Newberry, Cameron, Hunter, McKinnon, Gillesphey,
Kerridge, Drennan (Gibson
50), Heardman, Charman, Laidler.
Subs n/u: Woolston, Tatters, Trodd, Suddick.
Newcastle U21s 0 Manchester City U21s 0
Peter Beardsley's side return to action on Tuesday when Blyth
Spartans at SJP in the final of the Techflow Group Northumberland Senior Cup.
Fluke goal - but
defeat no accident
City 1 Newcastle 0
report is online here
Kick-off times have now been confirmed for the Schalke 04 tournament
involving United in August as follows:
Sat Aug 2nd 3pm CET and 5pm CET
Sun Aug 3rd 3pm CET and 5pm CET
NB: On the basis that any drawn game in the tournament proceeds to a
penalty shootout after 90 minutes, that second kick-off time may be pushed back
(CET is one hour ahead of UK time)
The Bundesliga club have now placed tickets on public sale to all fans without any
specific segregation details, but confirmation is awaited as to whether NUFC
will receive an allocation to sell direct to their fans.
PS: to all those asking, we have no information as yet whether other
NUFC pre-season games will be scheduled in or around Germany before or
after this tournament.
Wed 18.06.2014 Premier
League fixtures published.
Sat 16.08.2014 Premier League opening fixtures.
In addition to the Bundesliga hosts and ourselves, West Ham and Spanish Primera Division
side Malaga are also now confirmed for the tournament in the German city of Gelsenkirchen (a twin town of Newcastle
The games will be in stark contrast to United's last two games on German soil
in 2012, low-key friendlies against third tier outfit Chemnitzer and AS Monaco
- the latter played on a neutral field in deepest Bavaria....
Opened in 2001 as a replacement for the Parkstadion that hosted games
in the 1974 World Cup, the Veltins Arena (originally christened the Arena
AufSchalke) has a capacity of almost 62,000 for domestic fixtures - which
54,000 when rail seats at one end allowing fans to stand are locked into their down
Boasting a retractable roof, the Arena staged the 2004 Champions League Final
and five matches in the 2006 World Cup Finals, including England's defeat on
penalties by a Portugal side featuring old boy Hugo Viana.
United's last meeting with Schalke 04 came back in May 1960 when Charlie
Mitten's side won 3-0 in Germany during a post-season tour
that also saw kickabouts played in Ireland, Yugoslavia and Spain.
The only notable player link between the clubs came in 2009, when Peter
Lovenkrands moved "on a free from Germany" to SJP after his
Schalke deal was cancelled.
PS: There's an interesting article about Schalke, Lovenkrands, Freddy
Shepherd & NUFC online
conceding three goals, former Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper enjoyed
a successful day at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, as his Hull City side beat
Sheffield United 5-3 in their FA Cup Semi Final.
The Tigers will make their first-ever appearance in the FA Cup Final on
Saturday May 17th against Arsenal - a serious kidney injury sustained by
first-choice custodian Allan McGregor giving Harper an unexpected second chance
of glory in this competition, following his losing experience with the Magpies
in the 1999 Final.
Sunday also brought a sniff of cup glory for another ex Toon 'keeper, with Tommy
Wright overseeing the first Scottish Cup semi-final success that his
St.Johnstone side have enjoyed in their history.
The Perth side will face a Dundee United side including fellow SJP old boy
Darren Jackson on their coaching staff in the final at Celtic Park on Saturday
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Saturday 19th April
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Saturday 12th April
Number of Newcastle games attended by NUFC.com in 2013/14:
Fixtures, Tickets etc.
The ticket office has now re-opened 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 1892 from overseas
Online Box Office is available here
Details of 2014/15 season ticket sales/ prices can be found online
On the opening day of ticket sales, they officially commence at 10am.
Away tickets are sold only to season ticket holders and members. All ST holders are also automatically members (a non-negotiable fee is
added annually by NUFC to each ST).
A £1 administration fee per ticket applies to away sales in all competitions, with no upper limit.
In addition, non-NUFC members pay the same fee on home ticket sales.
SJP season ticket info online here
SJP Stadium seating plan online here
City Centre map (PDF)
Show Racism the Red Card have a free
download of the NUFC team photo in both PDF and jpeg formats online
Sat 19.04.2014 Swansea City (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. Public
Tue 22.04.2014 U21s v
Blyth Spartans @ SJP, 7pm.
Techflow Group Northumberland Senior Cup Final.
25.04.2014 U21s v Arsenal (h) @ Darsley Park, 1pm. U21 Premier League.
Note further new date, venue
change and that game is now BCD.
Sat 26.04.2014 U18s v Norwich City (a) @ Colney Training Centre, NR4 7TS. 11am. U18 Premier League.
Mon 28.04.2014 Arsenal (a)
@ Emirates Stadium, 8pm. Premier League. SOLD OUT. Allocation:
Live on Sky Sports.
Sat 03.05.2014 U18s v Manchester City (a) @ Platt Lane, 1pm. U18 Premier League.
Note new date.
Sat 03.05.2014 Cardiff City (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier League.Public sale now.
Sun 11.05.2014 Liverpool (a)
@ Anfield, 3pm. Premier League. SOLD OUT. Allocation:
Guidance from LFC:
Included in the
allocation are a number of tickets marked 'restricted view' and 'severely
Seats classed as
restricted view on Row 1 is due to personnel movement. Seats classed as
restricted view on other rows is due to stanchions supporting the Upper Tier,
which impair the view of either goal.
Any seats classed as
severely restricted view is due to supporters standing up and down and, in the
event of this happening during the game, the supporters on Rows 34 and 35 have a
very limited view of the goals due to overhang of the upper tier roof.
In purchasing a
'restricted view' or 'severely restricted view' ticket, you are accepting this
view and there can be no ticket exchanges or refunds under any circumstances.
Ongoing: Toon Times exhibition @
Discovery Museum, Blandford
Square, Newcastle NE1 4JA. Free entry. (runs until 05.10.2014)
Fri 23.05.2014 to Sun 25.05,2014 Hong Kong Soccer
7s featuring NUFC.
Group A: NUFC, Guangzhou Evergrande, HKFA U23, Hong Kong FC.
Group B: Chelsea, mackems, Kitchee, HKFC Captain's Select.
Group C: Manchester City, Rangers, HKFA team tbc, Singapore Cricket
Group D: Leicester City, Aston Villa, HKFA U21s, Yau Yee League Select.
Wed 18.06.2014 Premier League fixtures published.
Sun 27.07.2014 to
Fri 01.08.2014 Northern Ireland Milk Cup featuring NUFC.
Sat 02.08.2014 NUFC v team tbc @ Veltins Arena,
Gelsenkirchen, KO 3pm or 5pm local time. Schalke 04 Cup, Friendly.
Sun 03.08.2014 NUFC v team tbc @ Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen, KO 3pm or
5pm local time.
Schalke 04 Cup, Friendly.
Sat 16.08.2014 Premier
League kicks off.
is the public face of the Newcastle United Travel Plan, aimed to help fans attend games using the most efficient and
sustainable methods available.
Confirmed NUFC UK live TV coverage:
NUFC Live on Sky Sports:
Mon 28.04.2014 Arsenal (a) 8pm
NUFC Live on BT:
None currently scheduled
To mark the Northern League's 125th anniversary,
SJP will host their League Cup Final on Tue 06.05.2014 (KO tbc)
Northern League Cup Quarter Finals:
18.03.2014 Marske United 4-1 Guisborough
19.03.2014 Brandon 0-2 Whitehaven
08.04.2014 Whitley Bay 3-2 B.Auckland
15.04.2014 Tow Law Town 1-3 Ashington
Semi Final draw:
21.04.2014 Whitehaven v Whitley Bay
21.04.2014 Ashington v Marske
Live Music @ SJP:
Kings of Leon + White Lies + further support act still tbc. Tickets remain
on public sale
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
ticket sales in five batches:
Now: Traveling Fan Packages
Now: Hospitality Packages
05.2014/06.2014 via Rugby Clubs
To members of rugby clubs in England
09.2014 General sale
General sale to the public via a ballot
11.2014/12.2014 General sale
First come, first served basis for any left
International Magpies |
National Service |
Future international dates:
09.05.2014 to 21.05.2014 UEFA U17 Final tournament (Malta)
Group A: England, Holland, Turkey,
Group B: Scotland, Germany, Portugal, Switzerland.
26.05.2014 Australia v S'Africa (Sydney)
27.05.2014 France v Norway (Paris)
28.05.2014 Scotland v Nigeria (Fulham)
30.05.2014 Bosnia v Ivory Coast (tbc)
01.06.2014 France v Paraguay (Nice)
03.06.2014 Greece v Nigeria (Chester)
04.06.2014 Argentina v T & T (Rosario)
04.06.2014 El Salvador v I'Coast (Frisco)
06.06.2014 Croatia v Australia (tbc)
07.06.2014 Arg v Slovenia (Buenos Aires)
07.06.2014 USA v Nigeria (Jacksonville)
08.06.2014 France v Jamaica (Lille)
A: Brazil, Mexico, Croatia, Cameroon
B: Spain, Chile, Australia, Netherlands
C: Colombia, Greece, Ivory Coast, Japan
D: Uruguay, England, Costa Rica, Italy
E: Switzerland, Ecuador, France, Honduras
F: Argentina, Bosnia, Iran, Nigeria
G: Germany, Ghana, Portugal, USA
H: Belgium, Algeria, Russia, South Korea
(Nations in bold expected to have NUFC involvement in their squads)
The way international matches are scheduled is changing, as UEFA confirm:
The Week of Football means matches 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:
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What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
On This Day in History
Born Or Died:
1961 Ray Montgomerie born, Irvine, Scotland. (1979-81)
Defender who switched from local side Saltcoats Victoria to
United in 1979 and appeared for the reserve side and featured in the senior
team's pre season tour of Sweden a year later, scoring once.
Failing to force his way into first team contention and admitting to a degree
of home sickness, Ray was released in 1981 and returned to Scotland with Dumbarton.
Seven seasons later he moved on to Kilmarnock in
1988 and enjoyed over a decade at Rugby Park, playing over 300 games and coming
close to international selection for Scotland (included in a B team preliminary
squad at one point).
Captaining the side to Scottish
Cup Final success against Falkirk at Ibrox in 1997, Monty was awarded a testimonial
against Celtic the following year.
He retired from playing after a final season with Partick Thistle in 2000 and
returned to Killie in 2001 as their commerical manager, having rejected the
chance to join the Firhill coaching staff.
Continuing to serve Saltcoats as manager (later Chairman)
Monty successfully completed a Lands End to John O'Groats charity cycle ride
3, Hartley, Milward
1897 Hearts (h)
Blyth, Aitken 2
Peddie 2, Rogers 2, Kingsley(pen)
1901 Aston Villa
Heywood, MacFarlane, A.Gardner
1909 Chelsea (h)
Hilsdon 2, Humphreys
Phillipson 2, og
Debuts for Willie Bertram and Harry Wake.
Harris, J.Low, Smailes
Bromwich Albion (h)
Loughlin, Urwin, Hudspeth (pen)
1933 Aston Villa
J.R.Richardson 2, Weaver (pen)
Sheffield Wednesday (h) 4-2 (1-1)
Promotion was virtually assured with this
victory, thanks to two late goals from Frank
Houghton who was injured in the process. Jack Marriott and Doug
Witcomb netted for the Owls.
Davies 3, Hannah, White
Gunners goalkeeper Con Sullivan had a busy debut,
as Reg Davies scored the first and only hat trick of
his United career.
1962 Having already beaten Seaton Delaval,
Corinthians, the mackems, Manchester United, North
Shields and Portsmouth, Newcastle's youngsters faced
Wolves in the first leg of the FA Youth Cup at
In front of 13,916 fans, John Galley put the home
side ahead, only for Clive Chapman to level and set
up a decisive second leg at Gallowgate.
United were captained by Bob Moncur, while among the
young Wolves was Peter Knowles, future mackem
manager Ken Knighton and Tyneside-born goalkeeper
Crystal Palace (a)
Having clinched promotion at SJP against Bolton
Wanders the previous day, eight of that starting XI
were in action once again.
Ollie Burton, Alan Suddick and and Trevor Hockey
replaced Stan Anderson, Pop Robson and Tommy Knox at
Charlie George kept the Gunners on course for a
League and Cup double.
Norwich City (a)
Just 48 hours after a goalless draw at SJP, the
Magpies shared the points with the Canaries again.
The final appearance of Malcolm Macdonald at SJP
for Newcastle was not a memorable one. Old warhorse
Peter Noble returned and scored the only goal for
the Clarets with a header.
Aston Villa (a)
Thirty years to the day that promotion was
gained, this defeat ensured United would be
returning to Division Two.
Luton Town (a)
Dubious decisions cost United at Kenilworth
Road, with ITV's Shoot giving a preview of
the future "trial by TV" that would become
the norm by rerunning controversial incidents.
Youtube footage is online here
Coventry City (h)
Behind within two minutes of kick-off in this
midweek encounter, Tony Cunningham then limped off
midway through the first half for United.
George Reilly and Peter Beardsley kept the pressure
up all night, but the equaliser never came as future
Pearce and the rest of the Sky Blue defence held
Sheffield Wednesday (h) 1-0 (1-0)
The Owls had their minds firmly set on wearing
in new boots for a Wembley League Cup Final
appearance five days later.
Ossie Ardiles handed Pavel Srnicek a debut - the
'keeper having been signed by Jim Smith but never
appearing during his time in charge.
Trailing at half time, two goals in eight second
half minutes gave United a vital win in their
penultimate away game - their 12th of the
There was pre-match crowd trouble outside the
Den and an uneasy atmosphere all afternoon, with
away fans locked in the terrace at half time for
their own safety, without access to any facilities.
Just like old times at SJP then....
footage is online here
Leeds United (h)
Within moments of Robbie Elliott scoring with a
great shot at the Leazes End, he had departed on a
stretcher. Leeds won it thanks to a penalty from
Gary McAllister and an unchallenged run from Tony
The normally reliable Peter Beardsley missed a
penalty when faced with the sight of Dave Beasant,
but a nervous United held on for the win.
The returning Barry Venison led out the Saints and
was warmly welcomed.
Alan Shearer missed a penalty facing Thomas
Myhre, but kept his nerve to score when a second
spot kick was awarded.
By then, however, United were behind to a Kevin
Campbell brace, and further misery followed with a
late beauty from Gemmill. It wasn't a debut that
defender David Beharall will look back on with any
second string's title hopes faded at Villa Park as
Villan misfit, Bosko Balaban, got the only goal of
Manchester United (n) 1-4 (0-2)
FA Cup semi-final
Unfortunately the performance on the pitch was a
pale shadow of the one in the stands as once more we
were let down by those carrying our hopes and
Chief culprit was
Red Devils double agent, Nicky Butt, who was man of
the match for the Mancs, gifting possession on
numerous occasions. His parting shot was to heartily
congratulate his old team mates before scampering
off down the tunnel.
Laurent Robert, who
had been dropped for the UEFA Cup quarter-final in
Lisbon for a public slagging of Graeme Souness,
produced a pitiful performance and Lee Bowyer and
Kieron Dyer were suspended following their brawl
during the Aston Villa game
Two cup exits and
two 1-4 defeats in a week then as we imploded in a
catastrophic fashion. Typical.
fans did themselves proud with a staggering level of
support before, during and after the game putting
the trophy-laden Mancs to shame. The "your
support is flippin' trite" (or similar)
chant got its first airing which now seems to be in
every club's repertoire.
seemed inevitable there was a feeling of defiance
amongst the Toon fans - not that it made things any
a shower - and it rained as well
Newcastle secured their biggest away victory
against the mackems since 1955, on what was a
momentous afternoon for the club.
Deservedly behind at the break, the arrival of
Michael Chopra for Lee Clark proved to be the
turning point and within seconds, Chops had got us
back on terms with his first touch.
minute later, scorer Hoyte dragged Charles N'Zogbia
to the ground and referee Chris Foy rightly pointed
to the spot.
That allowed Alan Shearer signed off his derby
career with a penalty to wipe out the memory of the
one he missed at St. James' and the game was turned
on its head.
N'Zogbia waltzed through the home rearguard and shot
past Kelvin Davis for 3-1, before Shearer limped off
after an accidental clash with Julio Arca left him
with a career-ending knee injury.
His replacement Albert Luque then netted his first
senior goal for the club to round off an incredible
game and leave Glenn Roeder's side in seventh after
four successive victories.
Shearer 206 (ret'd hurt)
Ameobi made a goalscoring return for United Reserves,
but it was strike partner Andy Carroll who grabbed
the headlines against the smoggies at the Riverside.
18 year-old Carroll grabbed
a hat trick in 15 first half minutes as United
romped to a 5-1 victory. Jonny Godsmark scored the
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