Public sale now
Public sale now
ST holder sale now (zero points)
Member sale now
Newcastle play the first of two Premier League home fixtures in a
week when Spurs visit SJP this afternoon for a 4pm kick-off that's shown
live on Sky TV.
United will look to record their first double of the season following a 2-1
victory at White Hart Lane last October.
Failing to gain at least a point however would mean the Magpies had matched
their six game losing run of March and April 2014 - Alan Pardew
presiding over our worst run of league form since Willie McFaul back in 1987.
Tickets are on public sale now - for those who aren't planning to vote with
their feet and heed a boycott suggested by the website ashleyout.com
Protesters will gather outside the Gallowgate End before and after the
game, with the time between spent
in Leazes park, in the pub, or in the ground.
Click on the above link for an update on their plans.
a journalist writes
Stay, go, put your left leg in, whatever. As we've written on numerous
occasions in the past, it's your call.
For those who do have season tickets and don't
attend, bear in mind that the published SJP crowd will not reflect that
absence, but rather tickets
sold for that game.
This method of compiling gates is set by the FA and highlighted when previous Freedom
of Information requests have been made for access to police statistics - which
record the actual number of bums on seats.
(FOI-sourced figures for Manchester United home games reveal that the published
crowd of 46,358 for our League Cup visit to Old Trafford in September 2012 was
almost 13,000 higher than the physical attendance of 33,409).
Taking that into consideration, the published attendance will in
all probability be higher than the lowest crowd to have watched a Premier
League home game since the ground was extended to over 50,000 in 2000.
That remains the 41,053 figure published for a 1-2 defeat by Blackburn
Rovers on a Wednesday night in November 2010 - coming after our 5-1 derby
victory and 1-0 success at Arsenal.
Steven Taylor, Paul Dummett, Cheick Tiote, Massadio Haidara and Rolando
Aarons remain injured.
Fabricio Coloccini is available after serving his three match
suspension but Moussa Sissoko (first of two) and Papiss Cisse (fifth of seven)
are both banned.
This match will come too early for Siem De Jong after he began his comeback
from lung surgery with a 45 minute outing for the reserves on Monday.
Power match betting is online here
Newcastle to win @ 21/10
Newcastle to score no goals @ 21/10
Goal scored in opening 10 minutes @ 10/3
Penalty scored in the match @ 7/2
Hugo Lloris, Kyle Walker, Jan Vertonghen and Emmanuel Adebayor are all
Mauricio Pochettino's side arrive seeking their eighth Premier League away win
of the season, following maximum returns from West Ham, Aston Villa, Hull,
Swansea, Leicester, West Brom and QPR.
Points were taken from visits to the mackems, Arsenal and Burnley while defeats
came at Manchester City, Chelsea, Palace, Liverpool and Manchester United.
Friend - just a second outing this season for the Leicestershire-based
official, following the 1-1 home draw with Stoke City in February.
Soccerbus: Details of the X50 Soccerbus linking the Metrocentre
Coach Park and the X40 Great Park & Ride connecting from the north
of the city are online
UK TV: Live
on Sky Sports
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C+ Sport (France) +HD
Canal +1 (Spain) +HD
Digi Sport 1 (Svk) +HD
Fox Sports (Italy)
Fox Sports 2 (Ned) HD
Fox Sports 4 (Australia)
Futbol 2 (Ukraine) +HD
Go Sports 2 +HD
J Sports 4 (Japan)
LIG TV3 +HD
NBC Sports Live Extra (USA)
Nova Sport (Bulgaria) +HD
Sportsnet 360 (Canada)
SportKlub 2 (Cro/Ser/Slo) +HD
StarSports 2 Asia
SuperSport 3 (Za) +HD
TV3 Sport 2 (Den) +HD
Viasat Football (Swe) +HD
UK Radio: Live commentary on BBC
Radio 5 Live Sports Extra (NB: advertised as being second half only)
NE Radio: Live commentary on BBC Newcastle
Overseas Radio: Live commentary on talkSPORT
Spurs in Toon: Premier League Era:
2013/14 lost 0-4
2012/13 won 2-1 Ba, Ben Arfa
2011/12 drew 2-2 Ba, Sh.Ameobi
2010/11 drew 1-1 Coloccini
2008/09 won 2-1 N'Zogbia, Duff
2008/09 lost 1-2 Owen (LC)
2007/08 won 3-1 Martins, Cacapa, Milner
2006/07 won 3-1 Dyer, Martins, Parker
2005/06 won 3-1 Bowyer, Sh.Ameobi, Shearer
2004/05 won 1-0 Kluivert (FAC)
2004/05 lost 0-1
2003/04 won 4-0 Shearer 2, Robert 2
2002/03 won 2-1 Speed, Shearer
2001/02 lost 0-2
2000/01 won 2-0 Speed, Cordone
1999/00 won 6-1 Shearer 2, Speed, Dabizas, Ferguson, Dyer (FAC)
1999/00 won 2-1 Glass, Dabizas
1998/99 drew 1-1 Ketsbaia
1997/98 won 1-0 Barton
1996/97 won 7-1 Shearer 2, Ferdinand 2, Lee 2, Albert
1995/96 drew 1-1 Ferdinand
1994/95 drew 3-3 D.Peacock, Gillespie, Beardsley
1993/94 lost 0-1
Full record v Spurs:
Competitive games in 2015 (all competitions):
First team: P14, L9, D3, W2 (scored 11, conceded 24)
U21s: P11, L7, D4, W0 (scored 10, conceded 21)
U18s: P14, L9, D1, W5 (scored 23, conceded 29)
Total: P40, L25, D8, W7 (scored 44, conceded 74)
Premier League - bottom ten:
Latest Premier League
Crystal Palace 0-2 West Bromwich Albion
Everton 1-0 Burnley
Leicester City 2-0 Swansea City
Stoke City 2-1 Southampton
Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United
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Gunners shot down!
Newcastle U18s 6 Arsenal U18s 0
United's youngsters went goal crazy at Little Benton on Saturday, serving up
their most convincing performance in living memory and full value for an
Leading the way with his first hat trick at this level was Jamie Holmes, who
doubled his goal tally for the season in 20 first half minutes. Luke Charman,
Jamie Cobain and Kyle Cameron also struck as the youngsters racked up their
most resounding victory since May 2013.
On the front foot from the very first whistle, the Magpies had the ball in the
Arsenal box after barely ten seconds - keeping the visitors penned back in
their own half for the opening quarter of an hour.
That early domination wasn't turned into goals, although Ryan Huddart made a
noteworthy double stop in the third minute to deny Lewis Suddick and Dan Ward.
Newcastle took the lead after 20 minutes when some good link-up play between
Jamie Cobain and Sean Longstaff played in Holmes who shot home.
The second arrived on 38 minutes as Kyle Cameron's deep cross from the left
was played back across goal by Lewis Suddick for Luke Charman to knock
It was 3-0 a minute later when the visitors bungled their kick-off and United
hit them on the counter attack, Holmes striding into the box and firing
into the net.
And the fourth came just seconds later, Holmes completing his
hat-trick after the linesman signalled that his shot had crossed the line
after crashing off the underside of the bar.
Jamie Cobain lashed in the fifth in the 52nd minute after big penalty
claims for handball were turned down by the referee who gave the goal instead.
The Gunners had scored nine goals across their last three away games while
also conceding seven and they did have their chances in this game, Reiss
Nelson striking the woodwork with a 71st minute free kick.
But the half dozen was complete in the 74th minute as Mackenzie Heaney's free-kick
from the right hand side of the box was touched in by captain Cameron.
There was a first outing at U18 level for substitute Lewis McNall, while Owen
Bailey also came off the bench for his home debut and second appearance of the
Team: Pearson, Cobain (Bailey 83), Cameron, Hunter, Pollock, Newberry, Suddick (McNall
75), Ward (Heaney 59), Charman, Longstaff, Holmes.
Subs n/u: Woolston, Lowther.
down to three
This season's Northern League First Division title is still up for grabs after
Saturday's fixtures - but is now down to a three horse race.
That's because previous leaders Guisborough Town ended their fixture programme
with defeat at Morpeth Town - as Marske United won their penultimate game to
take over at the top of the league.
Shildon also remain in the hunt after improving their goal difference at
relegated Celtic Nation, but North Shields suffered a body blow when conceding
four second half goals without reply at Dunston.
The Robins now face seeing their hopes ended without kicking a ball, with
Marske concluding their games by hosting Celtic Nation on Tuesday.
The expected home victory there would leave Shildon needing to win all three
of their remaining games to clinch the title by a single point.
Celtic Nation 0-6 Shildon
Dunston 4-0 North Shields
Marske United 5-3 Bishop Auckland
Morpeth Town 4-3 Guisborough Town
Top four - remaining fixtures:
Marske v Celtic Nation
Sunderland RCA v Shildon
North Shields v Morpeth Town
Shildon v Durham City
Sunderland RCA v North Shields
Celtic Nation v North Shields
Bedlington Terriers v Shildon
PS: Although it
has no bearing on events at either end of the table, the stats from next Saturday's
Penrith versus Newcastle Benfield game may be worthy of note.
Benfield's final game of the season sees their striker Paul Brayson
going in search of the strike that will complete a half century of goals - not
bad for a 37 year-old!
The former Magpie has notched up 42 goals in the league to date, plus another
seven in various cup competitions.
Newcastle U21s 0 Derby County U21s 2
Double your money
From the City AM website,
Mike Ashley doubled his profits last year through his holding company through
which he holds his stakes in Newcastle United and Sports Direct.
Mash Holdings' profit before tax soared
111 per cent to £542.7m for the year to April 30 2014, up from £256.4m in
2012/2013. It included the profit raised from Ashley's move to sell off
£283m-worth of shares, up from £54.7m-worth of disposals in the previous
Revenue jumped 23.8 per cent to more than £2.7bn, according to accounts filed
yesterday at Companies House.
Revenues at Sports Direct increased by 23.8 per cent during the period, while
revenues at Newcastle United rose 14.8 per cent.
Ashley is the sole director named at Mash Holdings although Sports Direct
chief executive Dave Forsey is named as secretary.
In the director's report, Ashley notes that “the strength of our business
model means we are very well positioned for the challenges and targets for the
next four years.
“Our progress since the year end is in line with management expectations”.
In January of the 2014/2015 financial year it emerged that Ashley had
"gifted” a majority stake in Sports Direct - 50.71 per cent of the
retailer, worth £2.2bn - owned through Mash Holdings to a new company.
However that company was Mash Beta, a newly formed subsidiary of Mash
Holdings, which is also owned by Ashley.
In total Mash Holdings and Mash Beta own 55.1 per cent of Sports Direct.
Anfield: red mist descends yet again
Liverpool 2 Newcastle 0
report is online here
Half a century
after their Second Division Championship success, members of the Newcastle
United squad from the 1964/65 season will gather to celebrate the
achievement at a special dinner later this month.
The Village Hotel at West Allotment (off the A19 to the north of the Tyne
Tunnel) will host captain Stan Anderson and over 20 other ex-Magpies on Friday
April 24th - 50 years to the day since that successful season ended.
A four course meal will be served, after-dinner speaker duties handled by
Gordon Banks and Mick Monroe will be cracking the gags (hopefully). The last
remaining tickets are available for £50
each via 07753 573613
We had a pair to give away to an NUFC.com reader and asked who kept goal for Newcastle in
all 42 league games of the 1964/65 season.
Nearly everyone who responded correctly knew that it was Gordon
Marshall and the winning entry came from James Edes - thanks to
everyone who entered.
The guest list: Stan Anderson, Ollie Burton, Dave Clarke,
Frank Clark, David Craig, John Craggs, Albert Franks, Bert Garrow, Ron
Guthrie, Dave Hilley, Pat Howard, Gordon Hughes, Jim Iley, Ron McGarry, Bill
McKinney, Bob Moncur, John McNamee, Stewart Mitchel, Duncan Neale, Willie
Penman, Charlie Woods, Brian Wright and David Young.
Gael Bigirimana, Shane Ferguson, Kevin Mbabu, Remie Streete, Haris
Vuckic scored again
- the eighth of his loan spell - as Rangers won 3-1 at
Dumbarton in the SPFL Championship
on Saturday. He was subbed in the 86th minute.
Jamaal Lascelles, Karl Darlow (Nottingham Forest)
Both played the full game as Forest had to settle for a 3-3 draw after leading
Blackburn Rovers in the Championship on Saturday.
Sylvain Marveaux (Guingamp)
Marveaux came on in the 76th minute of the 1-1
draw at home to Evian TG in Ligue 1 on Saturday.
Magpies make a point
Fulham U18 1 Newcastle U18 1
Having won their first end-of-season playoff fixture at the third attempt when
beating Bolton, Newcastle were seeking back to back successes on Saturday
However those hopes took a knock on 19 minutes, when Cottagers striker Luca de
la Torre took advantage of a goalkeeping error to put his side ahead.
The USA youth international then came close to claiming a fifth goal in
three appearances when he shot against the United crossbar before the break.
Turning round after the interval with the wind in their favour, it took just
five minutes for the young Magpies to level, Jamie Holmes firing in his
third of the season.
However neither side proved able to truly master the breezy conditions and it
ended level at Motspur Park.
Team: Woolston, Cobain, Cameron, Hunter, Pollock, Newberry, Suddick (Heaney
Ward, Charman, Longstaff, Holmes. Subs n/u: Harker, Lowther, C.Smith,
(Thanks to Steve P of NUFC London for updates)
of the flops:
Loan lad eyes prize
Friday saw PSV
Eindhoven move closer to claiming the Dutch Eredivise title, thanks to a
3-1 victory on Friday that gave them a massive thirteen point advantage.
On target for the 18th time in 28 league appearances was former Newcastle
loanee Luuk De Jong, who has now netted 23 times in all club
competitions this season.
De Jong - whose domestic form has resulted in a recall to the Dutch national
side - joined PSV from previous club Borussia Monchengladbach at a cost of
£4m after 671 minutes in a Toon shirt spread across 12 appearances failed to
bring a goal - or a shot worthy of the name.
John Carver quotes, Thursday:
"Mike (Ashley) and Lee (Charnley) know what they
have to do. If I thought they were giving me lip service I would say: ‘Thanks
very much, I’m off, – I’m walking away from this.’ But I’m not
because I know what we have to do – and I do know that what they’re saying
to me is right.
"They’ve said we need to bring players in, first of all to boost the
size of the squad but also improve the quality – to take us forward....if I
didn’t have enough belief in what they were trying to do and the promises
they’ve made about the summer then I’d walk away.”
No you won't, because you have a long-term contract.
"I’ve never, ever felt like this in my life. It’s the lowest,
darkest feeling I’ve ever had. Monday was one of the darkest days of my
career. The fact it was five in a row makes it even harder to take. I’ll be
hurting for a long time."
Honestly? here's a quick snake's belly top ten from the last 25 years - oddly,
Sunday doesn't appear on it:
1990 losing at home to the mackems in the playoffs
1996 Graham Fenton at Ewood
1998 choking in the FA Cup Final at Wembley
1999 choking in the FA Cup Final at Wembley
2004 bottling the UEFA Cup Semi-Final in Marseille
2005 chucking away the UEFA Cup QF in Lisbon
2005 being humiliated in the FA Cup SF 3 days later
2009 scoring an OG at Villa to seal relegation
2014 seeing a second successive 0-3 home derby loss
20XX watching a club destroy their cup tradition
mackems 1 Newcastle 0
the successful charity auction of John Alder's remarkable memorabilia
collection, one unique item has now been made available by his family - with
all monies raised benefiting the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.
Ordered by John but not published until after his tragic loss last year, his
subscriber copy of The Newcastle United Ultimate Who's Who book has
been signed by the Magpies squad and will be sold to the highest bidder.
If you're interested, please email your bid (currently standing at £777)
by Thursday 30th April.
Swansea City (h)
Saturday week (April 25th) sees the Magpies welcome Swansea City to SJP for
an old-fashioned 3pm kickoff.
Tickets are on public sale now.
Paddy Power match betting to follow
(second of two) and Papiss Cisse (sixth of seven) are both banned.
Defender Neil Taylor is suspended, Kyle Naughton and Bafetimbi Gomis sidelined through injury.
UK TV: None
Overseas TV: to follow
UK Radio: tbc
NE Radio: Live commentary on BBC Newcastle
Overseas Radio: Live commentary on talkSPORT
Swans @ SJP - all-time:
2013/14 lost 1-2 Sh.Ameobi
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)
Latest Premier League fixtures:
(3pm unless specified)
Southampton v Spurs (12.45pm)
Burnley v Leicester City
Crystal Palace v Hull City
QPR v West Ham
Stoke City v mackems
West Bromwich Albion v Liverpool
Manchester City v Aston Villa Sky
Everton v Manchester United (1.30pm) Sky
Arsenal v Chelsea (4pm) Sky
Hull City v Liverpool (7.45pm)
Leicester City v Chelsea (7.45pm) Sky
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St. James' Park
Sunday 19th April
Live on Sky Sports
Monday 13th April
Number of Newcastle games attended by NUFC.com in 2014/15:
Fixtures, Tickets etc.
The ticket office is on the first floor of the SJP club shop,
under the Gallowgate End towards the Strawberry.
Paid-for matchday ticket collections take place from the windows at the back of
the Gallowgate End Stand, above NINE Bar.
Matchday ticket sales are from the Box Office in the Milburn Stand, just up
the slope from the Sir Bobby Robson Statue.
SJP Box Office phone: 0844 372 1892*
(Open for away ticket sales and enquiries during the above Box Office hours).
* 0044 870 444 1892 from overseas
Online Box Office is available here
SJP seating plan is here
On the opening day of ticket sales, they officially commence at 10am -
with any points reduction for away tickets becoming effective at the same time.
Away tickets are sold only to season ticket holders and members. All ST holders are also automatically members (a non-negotiable fee is
added annually by NUFC to each ST).
A £1 administration fee per ticket applies to away sales in all competitions, with no upper limit.
In addition, non-NUFC members pay the same fee on home ticket sales.
NUFC's members only away ticket policy is
still in force, with
only NUFC ST holders and members able to purchase tickets.
Coming to Tyneside - or getting away?
City guide, maps etc
Sun 19.04.2015 Spurs (h)
@ SJP, 4pm. Premier
League. Public sale now. Live on Sky Sports.
Mon 20.04.2015 U21s v Aston Villa (a)
@ Villa Park, 7pm. U21 Premier League.
Sat 25.04.2015 Swansea City (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Premier
League. Public sale now.
Tue 28.04.2015 U21s v Derby County (a)
@ Alfreton Town FC, 3pm. U21 Premier League.
Note further KO and venue change.
U18s v Stoke City (a) @ Clayton Wood, 11am. U18 Premier League
Sat 02.05.2015 Leicester City (a) @ King
Power Stadium, 12.45pm. Premier League. ST holder
sale now (zero points) £35 adults, £31 over-65s/U22s, £22 U18s, £9 U12s, £7
U8s. Live on BT Sports.
Tue 05.05.2015 Blackburn Rovers (h) @ SJP, 7pm. U21 Premier League.
Note date change.
Sat 09.05.2015 Norwich City (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League
Sat 09.05.2015 West Bromwich Albion (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Premier League.
Member sale now, public sale from Mon 20.04.2015 (online), Mon 27.04.2015
(in person/by phone).
NB: engineering work on the QE11 Metro Bridge over the Tyne
means that there's no service in either direction between Heworth and Monument
all weekend - replacement buses will run.
Mon 11.05.2015 West Bromwich Albion (a) @ The Hawthorns, U21 Premier League.
Sat 16.05.2015 QPR (a) @ Loftus Road, 3pm. Premier League. Ticket
Sun 24.05.2015 West Ham (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier League.
Ticket details tbc.
Fri 29.05.2015 to Sun 31.05.2015 Hong Kong Soccer Sevens @ Happy Valley.
Teams involved in the 16 team event will include NUFC, Stoke City, Leicester
City, West Ham, Aston Villa.
Pre-season fixture details tbc
Sun 26.07.2015 to Fri 31.07.2015
Northern Ireland Milk Cup.
Premier League starts on Sat 08.08.2015
Football League starts on Sat 08.08.2015
Northumberland Senior Cup Final:
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:
Sun 19.04.2015 Spurs (h) @ 4pm
NUFC Live on BT Sport:
Leicester (a) @ 12.45pm
Mon 27.04.2015 Blyth Spartans v Morpeth Town, @ SJP, 7.30pm.
Tue 21.04.2015 Stuart Pearce
@ Village Hotel, West Allotment, NE27 0BY
£30 or £50 via Bill on 07951 462431
Thu 23.04.2015 Tommy Cassidy (& John Gibson) @ Dunston UTS FC. £10
(inc pie & peas) via Malcolm on 0772 439 2049.
Fri 24.04.2015 1964/65 squad
@ Village Hotel, West Allotment, NE27 0BY
£50 (inc four course
meal) via 07753 573613
@ 42nd Street, Whitley Bay, NE26 1AW
£9.50 (inc. pie & peas) via 07814 717161
09.05.2015 Mick Harford & Joe Allon
@ Bill Quay Cricket Club, NE10 0TT. £15
(£100 table of 10) via Will 0787 2451717
Tue 02.06.2015 Pavel Srnicek, Mick Quinn & Terry McDermott @
Lancastrian Suite, Lancaster Road, NE11 9JR. £45 & £25 via here
(Dunston UTS FC Benefit)
Sat 06.06.2015 Pavel Srnicek
@ Felling Cricket Club, NE10 9XD
£10 via Barry 07860 346905
Fri 19.06.2015 Philippe Albert
@ Lancastrian Suite, Lancaster Road, NE11
9JR. £40 & £20 via 07414 960956 or here
Fri 03.07.2015 Rob Lee
@ Wallsend Labour Club, Camberley Road, NE28 0PN.
£15 via Rob on 07538 291227
Magic Weekend @ SJP:
Salford v Widnes Vikings (2.30pm)
Hull FC v Hull KR (4.45pm)
Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors (7pm)
Catalans Dragons v Huddersfield (1pm)
St Helens v Warrington Wolves (3.15pm)
Castleford Tigers v Wakefield (5.30pm)
World Cup @ SJP:
The 20 team event runs from 18.09.2015 to 31.10.2015 with three games at SJP:
Sat 03.10.2015 South Africa v Scotland
Fri 09.10.2015 New Zealand v Tonga
Sat 10.10.2015 Samoa v Scotland
Mark Allison aka
Run Geordie Run
will embark on his latest and longest charity quest - from Lisbon to Istanbul
- in 2016.
Raising funds for The Children's Foundation and the Sir Bobby Robson
Foundation, Mark plans to complete the 3,580 miles in 100 days via Portugal, Spain, Andorra, France, Italy,
Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece & Turkey.
Mark is also planning further runs in 2018,
2020, 2022 and 2024 - by which time he hopes to have completed the remaining
13,642 miles of his 20K mile global lap.
International Magpies |
National Service |
Paul Woolston (England U17) tbc
European Championships in Bulgaria from 06.05.2015 to 22.05.2015. England are
in Group D and play games on 07.05.2015, 10.05.2015 and 13.05.2015 against
Italy, Republic of Ireland and Netherlands (match order yet to be confirmed).
2014/15 match date:
2015/16 match dates:
Thu-Tue 12-17.11.2015 (playoff 1 & 2)
Coxy's Cockup Corner |
Whoops, He did it Again... |
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
On This Day in History
Born Or Died:
Guthrie born, Burradon.
playing for New Hartley Juniors, Ron was converted from a left winger to a left
back after injuring a cartilage while turning out for Newcastle reserves.
Making his first team debut in August 1966 in a 1-1 draw at Aston Villa, he was
never a regular starter, with Frank Clark first-choice number three at SJP.
Occasionally deployed as a sweeper, Ron also suffered recurring injury problems
but was involved in the successful Fairs Cup campaign of 1968/69 as a
An injury to David Craig in the home tie against Real Zaragoza saw Guthrie get
his chance, with Clark moving to right back.
Unfortunately his season then came to a premature end after another cartilage
injury, sustained against Arsenal.
There was to be a happy ending though, when Joe Harvey presented Ron with a
Fairs Cup winner's miniature trophy before the start of the next season - the
club having acquired extra ones for the substitutes.
That season saw Guthrie feature against both Porto and Anderlecht in the Fairs
Cup, finally leaving the club for the mackems in January 1973 - and playing in
their FA Cup Final win over Leeds that year.
He later played in South Africa, before returning to the region and joining
Blyth Spartans. Involved in their memorable FA Cup run of 1978, Ron appeared at a packed
SJP against Wrexham in February 1978 as they bowed out at the Fifth Round
Ron later had a milk business with fellow ex-Magpie David Craig
and also worked as a delivery driver for Fenwick. He's the cousin of Newcastle
chief scout Graham Carr.
1989 Death of George
1995 Kevin Mbabu born, Chêne-Bougeries, Switzerland.
Defender signed for an undisclosed fee
from Swiss club Servette during the January 2013 transfer window, following a
successful trial with the Magpies.
Earning praise when playing for the Swiss U19 side during a European
Championship qualifying tournament in Scotland during 2012, Mbabu also spent
time training with both Manchester United and Arsenal.
Making a single senior team appearance at Servette, Kevin's competitive debut
for Newcastle came in a 2-1 reserve team victory away to Stoke City in April
A succession of injuries disrupted his first full season as a Magpie
however, with both hamstring and ankle problems meaning that his club U21
outings were only occasional.
Returning to fitness in the closing weeks of the 2013/14 campaign, Mbabu
collected a Northumberland Senior Cup winners medal after beating Blyth
Spartans 4-0 at SJP.
He then received a callup to the Swiss U19 squad for a trio of European
Championship qualifiers staged in his home country.
However injury curtailed his involvement and after an extended period out,
Mbabu made a low-key return to playing with the U21 side - only to be then
sidelined once again.
February 2015 then saw Kevin complete a
surprise loan move to Scottish side Rangers along with fellow Magpie discards
Haris Vuckic, Remie Streete, Shane Ferguson and Gael Bigirimana.
Along with Ferguson however, he remained on Tyneside for further treatment
after the move had gone through.
1902 Nottingham Forest
Roberts, Rutherford 2
1913 Manchester United
Hunter 2, West
1924 Chelsea (a)
1927 Huddersfield Town
1930 Leeds United (h)
1935 Bury (a)
1937 Ipswich Town (a)
Docking(29), Pearson(63), Smith(52,76)
A challenge match between the Southern League
champions and a Magpies side who had just missed out on
promotion to Division One.
Bill Imrie twisted an ankle
at Portman Road and was forced out of the following Saturday's
season-closing home win over Bradford City.
Richardson, Fairhurst, Gordon, Carver, Imrie, Rogers,
Smith, Cairns, Livingstone, Pearson.
Preston North End (a) 0-2 (0-0)
Defeat in the first leg of this Football League War
Cup Semi-Final tie proved to be decisive, with the sides
drawing 0-0 a week later at SJP.
Manchester United (h)
Wartime 1-0 (0-0)
Stan Pearson had
guested for the Magpies in earlier seasons of wartime
competition, but the forward was back with his own side to
register the only goal of this War League North
Leicester City (h)
The only senior appearance of Ron Anderson, in goal.
Fellow debutant Andy Donaldson replaced George Stobbart in
the forward line.
Derby County (a) 3-1 (0-0)
Harvey, Keeble, Prior
An amazing crowd of 56,008 packed St.James' Park to
witness Bishop Auckland and Crook Town contest a replay of
the FA Amateur Cup Final.
The game ended 2-2, as it had done at Wembley in the first
game and was ultimately settled three days later at
Ayresome Park, Crook winning 1-0.
1956 Barrow (a)
White 3, Curry
Armstrong, Gordon, Scoular
United provided the opposition in a testimonial match
at Holker Street for Bluebirds stalwarts Billy Gordon
& Billy Buchanan. Barrow were managed at the time by a
certain Joe Harvey.
Bolton Wanderers (a)
Nat Lofthouse was on target for the home side at
1965 Bolton Wanderers (a)
Already promoted, a goal from Trotter Dennis
Butler put United's championship celebrations on
West Bromwich Albion (a) 1-5 (1-2)
Kaye, Hartford, Brown(pen), C.Clark,
The Baggies made it four league wins in just eight
days after beating Wolves, West Ham and Manchester City.
Despite this reverse however, United would end the season
in ninth position - a point and a place better than
Leeds United (h)
A first loss for Leeds in four games would prove
costly, as Derby County won the League by a single point
to deny Don Revie's side a domestic double.
Stoke City (a)
Newcastle's miserable winless run was extended to nine
games - although relegation wasn't a realistic worry. The
Potters would finish fifth.
Sheffield United (a)
David McLean made his debut, in midfield at
Bramall Lane while ex-Mag Chris Guthrie scored for The Blades.
Swansea City (h)
Giles 2, Stevenson
Our goal was scored by former Blyth Spartan Alan
Cartwright is the diminutive figure on the programme
Pat Nevin netted for the Blues.
Hometown Hornet boy Kenny Jackett was on target for
1996 A lorry
carrying 4,000 new United away shirts was hijacked by
three men, who were apprehended soon after.
Derby County (h)
Elliott(12), Ferdinand(52), Shearer(75)
Jim Smith's Rams arrived clad in a dreadful maroon
change kit and with top-flight status secured, striker
Dean Sturridge raced through and beat Shaka Hislop after
just 34 seconds.
though ultimately won this with something to spare - and
both David Ginola and Peter Beardsley unused on the bench
- as twin strikers Les Ferdinand and Alan Shearer got to
work, aided by a deep-lying Tino Asprilla.
takes on the Rams defence
- second yellow)
United took the
lead at the Cottagers' temporary home of Loftus Road, thanks
to a fine Alan Shearer header.
However, the points were thrown away in no small part to
Andy Griffin's dismissal for a reckless lunge which earned
him a second booking from Dermot Gallacher.
The referee also played his part by ignoring a blatant
penalty claim, when Craig Bellamy was clearly impeded in
the first half.
Legwinski equalised with
a stunning long range effort before former (and future)
Magpie Lee Clark netted a late winner - the second season
that he'd scored in this fixture.
reserves preserved their unbeaten season-long run at
Kingston Park, coming from behind to overcome Wigan's
second string 2-1 thanks to a brace from Carl Finnigan.
year-old striking prospect Andy Carroll signed a new
contract with the club taking him through to 2011.
Tottenham Hotspur (a) 0-1 (0-1)
Future Cockerel Sebastien Bassong cut out a pass, but
the loose ball ran to Darren Bent - who beat Steve Harper
at the second attempt.
That increased the pressure on Alan Shearer in his third
game as manager, but with a trio of home games remaining,
relegation remained a possibility rather than an
Plymouth Argyle (a)
Despite having their game moved
back to the Monday night for TV and with the volcanic ash
cloud wrecking travel plans for both fans and players, United
still clinched the Championship title with this victory at
The 2-0 scoreline, yellow shirts and reaction of the crowd
were all reminiscent of Blundell Park in 1993 as delirious
Toon fans celebrated with the players on the pitch.
For David Kelly, this time read Wayne Routledge who
rounded the keeper and squeezed the ball inside the post
as he struggled to keep his feet, to make it 2-0 after
Andy Carroll had given us the lead with a towering header.
Manchester United (h) 0-0 (0-0)
held out for a heartening point on a night that loan signing Stephen
Ireland made a belated debut - 11 weeks after arriving.
However, he was unable to coax anything close to a goal threat out of our blunt
front pair of Peter Lovenkrands and Shola Ameobi.
anti-hero Michael Owen was introduced from the bench to a wall of booing but thankfully the nightmare scenario of
him scoring didn't come to pass
and after one major scare, the Magpies held on to claim a much-prized
That heart-stopping moment came in time added on, as Hernandez went to ground
under challenge from former Red Devil Danny Simpson and referee Lee Probert looked for one awful
moment to have indicated a spot kick.
However, it rapidly became evident that he'd actually penalised the visiting
player for diving and showed him a yellow card.
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extended their unbeaten run to nine games after a resounding 4-0 victory over
Crystal Palace at St. James'
Park that featured a Gabriel Obertan hat trick.
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Swansea City (h)
Alan Pardew became the first Newcastle
manager to preside over five successive Premier League defeats after goals in
added time at the end of each half saw Swansea ease their relegation fears at
a sunny St. James' Park.
However, Cheick Tiote should shoulder a large portion of the blame for a
senseless challenge that gifted the Swans a late penalty to steal all three
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