Aston Villa (a) SOLD OUT
Crystal Palace (h) Public sale now
Gillingham (a) Member sale now
Southampton (a) ST sale now (zero points)
U21s: Ashington (a)
an early season gap in their competitive fixture list, Newcastle U21s will
face Ashington on Thursday August 28th in a friendly match.
Officially billed as a Magpies XI, kickoff at Woodhorn Lane is 7.30pm
and admission is by paying at the gate, £tbc.
The ground is adjacent to Wansbeck General Hospital, postcode NE63 9FW.
Before that, United's U21 side play their first U21 league game of the
season this coming Monday, when Reading are the visitors to Whitley
Park for a 1pm kickoff.
(That photo is taken from last season's Northern League Easter groundhop,
when the official attendance for the Ashington v Crook Town game was 597 -
and a horse).
Update: Liam: funeral details
From the Chronicle,
SWEENEY LIAM (Newcastle). Tragically on 17th July, aged 28 years, Liam,
dearest son of Angela and Barry, dearly loved brother of Victoria, Marc,
Tracey, David, Lee and Ryan, dear uncle of Dylan, Harry, Olly and Archy and a
dear stepson of Lesley, also a much loved grandson of David, Mavis, Mary and
the late George. Liam will be sadly missed by his many friends.
Service at St. Mary's Cathedral, Clayton Street West, Newcastle on Thursday
21st August at 10.00am, followed by interment at the West Road Cemetery at
11.15am. Friends please meet at the church or the cemetery.
Casual clothing can be worn. All welcome back to The Milburn Reception, St
James' Park for refreshments. All enquiries to R.W. Barrett and Son Funeral
Services, 379 West Road, Newcastle. Tel. (0191) 2410873. R.I.P.
News of fellow supporter John Alder is still awaited, with Dutch-led
forensic teams continuing work to identify remains of MH17 disaster victims
shipped to Holland.
Update: Dutch duo selected
Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink has named
Magpies pair Tim Krul and Daryl Janmaat in his squad for away
games against Italy and Czech Republic next month.
The duo are among a 25 man selection for a friendly in Bari on Thursday
September 4th against Italy and a European Championship qualifying tie against
the Czechs in Prague the following Tuesday, September 9th.
League: Aston Villa (a)
The Magpies head to
Aston for a 12.45pm kickoff on Saturday looking for a third
successive victory at Villa Park, after successive 2-1 victories there.
United have sold their 2,800 allocation
Squad: News on the availability of Cheick Tiote
(hamstring) and Siem De Jong (calf) is awaited, but Davide Santon and Papiss
Cisse remain sidelined and Hatem Ben Arfa excluded from the first team
Facundo Ferreyra completed 90 minutes for the reserve side on Monday night
and got on the scoresheet.
Newcastle to win @ 9/5 Newcastle to win 2-1 @ 9/1 Newcastle to keep a clean sheet @ 23/10
(NB: quoted odds were accurate at the time of writing, but subject to
fluctuation - click on the link above to display current live odds).
AVFC: The Villans side got
off to a winning start on Saturday, with a 1-0 victory away to Stoke City.
Manager Paul Lambert handed debuts to Aly Cissokho, Philippe Senderos and
Kieran Richardson but a thigh problem meant that Joe Cole wasn't
Jores Okore (knee) is doubtful while
Christian Benteke (Achilles) and Libor Kozak (leg) both remain sidelined.
Saturday saw former Magpie Charles N'Zogbia play 71 minutes after recovering
from an Achilles problem that had kept him out of first team action since
Shay Given was on the bench for Villa, back in Lambert's squad since a loan
spell at Boro last season. The United old boy featured in pre-season and is
acting as cover for first-choice Brad Guzan after fellow goalkeeper Jed Steer joined
Birmingham City on loan.
Monday saw Colombian international midfielder Carlos Sanchez join Villa from
Spanish side Elche, although fitness issues and international clearance may
that he's not blooded against Newcastle.
Travel: There are no scheduled disruptions to train services to/from
Birmingham New Street on Saturday.
New season Magpie Mover tickets are now available for NUFC season
ticket holders to buy, Priced at £20
(£21 by post) they allow free travel on buses, Metro,
trains & ferries in Tyne and wear for three hours before and
after competitive home first team games. Order online
Premier League fixtures:
Saturday 23 August 2014: Chelsea v Leicester City
Crystal Palace v West Ham
Southampton v West Bromwich Albion
Swansea City v Burnley
Everton v Arsenal (5.30pm) Sky
Sun 24.08.2014: Hull City v Stoke City (1.30pm) Sky
Spurs v QPR (1.30pm)
mackems v Manchester United (4pm) Sky
Manchester City v Liverpool (8pm) Sky Referee:
Mike Dean - who presided over both our previous victories in this
fixture, back in January and September 2013.
TV: Live on BT Sport
6'Eren (Denmark) +HD
Be Sport 1 (Belgium) +HD
beIN Sports Mena 1/11 HD
Benfica TV2 +HD
C+ Sport (France/Poland/Esp) +HD
Digi Sport 1 (Cze/Hun/Svk) +HD
Fox Sports 1 (Australia)
Fox Sports 2 HD (Ned)
Futbol 2 (Ukraine) +HD
GO Sports 2 +HD
GOL T (Spain)
LTV 1 (Lumiere TV1)
MTV Sport 2 (Finland)
NBC Sports Live (USA)
Nova Sport (Bulgaria)
NTV Plus Futbol +HD
OLL TV (online)
OTE Sport 1 +HD
SportsNet Ontario +HD
Stod 2 Sport 2 +HD
SuperSport 3 (Za) +HD Sportsnet World
TV2 Sport Premium HD
TV3+ (Den) +HD
ViaPlay (Den/Swe) +HD
Viasat Football (Swe) +HD
Live commentary on BBC 5 Live Sport
NE Radio: Live commentary on BBC Newcastle
Overseas Radio: Live commentary on talkSPORT
Toon @ Villa Park
- Premier League era:
2013/14 won 2-1 Ben Arfa, Gouffran 2012/13 won 2-1 Cisse, Cabaye 2011/12 drew 1-1 Best 2010/11 lost 0-1 2008/09 lost 0-1 2007/08 lost 1-4 Owen 2006/07 lost 0-2 2005/06 won 2-1 Ameobi, N'Zogbia 2004/05 lost 2-4 Kluivert, O'Brien 2003/04 drew 0-0 2002/03 won 1-0 Shearer 2001/02 drew 1-1 Shearer 2000/01 drew 1-1 Solano 2000/01 lost 1-0 (FAC) 1999/00 won 1-0 Ferguson 1998/99 lost 0-1 1997/98 won 1-0 Batty 1996/97 drew 2-2 Shearer, Clark 1995/96 drew 1-1 Ferdinand 1994/95 won 2-0 Lee, Cole 1993/94 won 2-0 Allen (pen), Cole
lads: Toon 'keeper
Magpies currently on temporary assignment
Jamaal Lascelles, Karl Darlow (Nottingham Forest)
Forest are the early leaders in the Championship after recording a 2-1 win
at Bournemouth on Tuesday night.
United's recent signing Karl Darlow played his part by keeping the Cherries
out at Dean Court, despite their winning and taking no less than 11 first
And although he conceded just before the hour mark, further heroics between
the posts helped Forest take maximum points after they scored two quick
Karl's fellow Magpie Jamaal wasn't involved on Tuesday and is yet to appear
for the first team this season as recovers from a knee problem.
However the defender did make a successful return to action on Monday,
playing just over an hour of Forest's 1-2 home reserve defeat to Charlton
Next up for Forest is a three game burst in eight days beginning with
Reading at the City Ground on Saturday, followed by trips to Huddersfield
Town in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday and Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday
week in the league.
Adam Campbell (Fleetwood Town)
Adam's current side sit proudly on top of the League One table after a 2-0
win at Scunthorpe on Tuesday. However the on-loan Magpie wasn't called from
He'll now hope for some pitch time this coming Saturday at home to
GFC: Peter Taylor's side visit Barnsley in League One on Saturday,
having registered a win, a draw and a defeat thus far in their three league
Danny Kedwell has scored in all three of those league games, the 31 year-old
former non-league striker having netted ten times in the whole of last
Goalkeeper Stephen Bywater has arrived on loan from Millwall, the much-travelled
33 year-old facing Newcastle on four occasions while at Derby County - and
never finishing on the losing side.
Our only previous meeting with the Kent side came at Priestfield in the same round of the competition back in September 1976. Goals from Tommy
Cassidy and Paul Cannell set up a 2-1 win, witnessed by 11,203 fans.
The Gills have made it to this point in the competition thanks to a 2-1 victory at Yeovil Town
- an improvement on last season, when they were beaten 0-2 at home in the First Round
by Bristol City.
Paddy Power match betting will appear here
Referee: Oliver Langford (West Midlands) on the Football League list
since 2008, this will be his first senior game involving Newcastle United.
UK TV: None (highlights, BBC1 @ 11.05pm Wednesday)
Overseas TV: None
Priestfield (postcode ME7 4DD) is a ten minute walk from
Gillingham railway station and the fastest (but also the most expensive)
trains from London go from St.Pancras.
In the event of extra time and penalties, the following may be worth
noting: Last trains from
Gillingham to London: 22.20 to St Pancras via Stratford 22.24 to Charing Cross via London Bridge 23.36 to Victoria
NB: Engineering works at London Bridge on Tuesday will affect
anyone seeking to change at that station to the London Underground - find more
This will be our 134th game in this competition since it was
founded in 1960. To date we've recorded 60 wins, lost on 55
occasions and drawn 18. Conceding
184 goals, we've scored 212.
have emerged unscathed from their last thirteen Second Round ties (seven on
a two-legged basis) and last lost in this round to the smoggies back in
1990/91 Middlesbrough lost 1-2 (on agg) 1991/92 Crewe Alexandra won 5-3 (on agg) 1992/93 Middlesbrough won 3-1 (on agg) 1993/94 Notts County won 11-2 (on agg) 1994/95 Barnsley won 3-1 (on agg) 1995/96 Bristol City won 8-1 (on agg) 2000/01 Leyton Orient won 3-1 (on agg) 2001/02 Brentford (h) won 4-1 2007/08 Barnsley (h) won 2-0 2008/09 Coventry City (a) won 3-2 2009/10 Huddersfield Town (h) won 4-3 2010/11 Accrington Stanley (a) won 3-2 2011/12 Scunthorpe United (a) won 2-1 2013/14 Morecambe (a) won 2-0
(the "missing years" are those campaigns when the club entered the
competition after the Second Round due to their European club competition
Full Second Round Draw:
Tue 26th Aug:
Burnley v Sheffield Wednesday
Bournemouth v Northampton Town
Brentford v Fulham
Crewe Alexandra v Bolton Wanderers
Derby County v Charlton Athletic Gillingham v Newcastle
Huddersfield Town v Nottingham Forest
Leicester City v Shrewsbury Town
Middlesbrough v Preston North End
Millwall v Southampton
MK Dons v Manchester United
Norwich City v Crawley Town
Port Vale v Cardiff City
Scunthorpe United v Reading
Swansea City v Rotherham United
Swindon Town v Brighton
Watford v Doncaster Rovers
West Bromwich Albion v Oxford United
West Ham v Sheffield United
Walsall v Crystal Palace
Wed 27th Aug:
Aston Villa v Leyton Orient
Birmingham City v mackems
Bradford City v Leeds United
Burton Albion v QPR
Stoke City v Portsmouth
United's U18 side began
their new campaign at a blustery Cleadon on Saturday, but lost out to their
local rivals after completing a hat trick of derby successes last season in
league and cup meetings.
The red and whites missed the chance to take an early lead when a handball in
the Newcastle box was punished with the award of a penalty in the ninth minute
- Rees Greenwood pinging his spot kick off an upright.
However the Tyneside-born midfielder made no mistake four minutes before
half-time, cutting in from the left before firing beyond goalkeeper Freddie Woodman.
Most of the scoring chances created by the Magpies stemmed from corners,
debutant Ben Pollock not too far away with a headed effort after 54 minutes.
And the visitors came even closer just before the hour, when a surging run from
Mackenzie Heaney took him into the opposition box before the 15 year-old
dropped a dipping shot onto the crossbar.
A deserved equaliser came on 74 minutes when yet another Newcastle corner was
touched on by home custodian Greg Purvis, but fell for substitute Sean Longstaff to
lash the ball into the roof of the net.
The Magpies then enjoyed their best period of the game and pushed forward in
search of a winner, but again struggled to carve out decent chances and test a
hesitant-looking Purvis between the posts.
However what proved the be winner arrived with seven minutes remaining, the
home side counter-attacking and Greenwood crossing from the left flank for full
back Ryan Ellison to send his downward header back past the wrong-footed
Woodman and into the net.
Five minutes of added time saw the red and whites run the clock down by taking
the ball into the corner, with tempers beginning to flare on both sides and
several confrontations for the officials to try and disentangle.
United's next opponents are Manchester United at Little Benton this coming Saturday
with a 12.30pm start.
The Red Devils youngsters kicked off their own
season by drawing 0-0 at home to Bolton on Saturday.
Glitter banned: Scientists
United Cup policy
From the BBC, Saturday:
Magpies are scared of shiny objects,
according to new research.
It is widely believed that magpies have a compulsive urge to steal sparkly
things for their nests, but scientists at Exeter University show that they are
actually nervous of such objects, presumably because they are novel and may
prove dangerous (to league form...)
A spokesperson said:
“We did not find evidence of an unconditional attraction to shiny objects in
Magpies....it seems likely that the folklore surrounding them is a result of
cultural generalisation and anecdotes* rather than evidence.”
about the Fairs Cup
lad: Nile's a Seasider
Former Magpie miscreant Nile Ranger has found himself a new club, after
the hasty recruitment drive by Blackpool saw the striker sign a one year deal
at Bloomfield Road.
Ranger made his Tangerines debut from the bench in Tuesday night's 1-2 home
defeat by Brentford/
PS: Ex-Newcastle and Blackpool player Michael Chopra is set to
learn the identity of his new club this coming Thursday, when the draft selections for the
inaugural Indian Premier League will be announced.
The eight team league consists of Atlético de Kolkata, Delhi Dynamos,
Kerala Blasters, Mumbai City, North East United, Pune City and teams from Goa
Fanzine: Download festival
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of the fanzine to be published in digital-only format. Click
here for details of how to
League: Saints and Potters
NUFC press release, Thursday:
Confirmation of a second reciprocal pricing deal followed, this time for
the visit to Stoke City, where away fans will pay £20 for adult
admission and £5 for juniors.
(It's worth pointing out that agreement of a reduced admission price is not
only of reciprocal benefit to the travelling fans in the two fixtures
concerned, but also allows the home club to reduce their ticket prices for
equivalent home areas.)
NUFC press release, Wednesday:
Football fans are set to benefit from lower away match ticket prices for one
of their longest journeys of the season after Southampton agreed to an
innovative reciprocal pricing scheme devised by Newcastle United.
United's reciprocal pricing deal, which
was introduced during the 2013/14 campaign, offers away fans travelling to
league fixtures at St. James' Park cheaper match tickets in the visitors'
section if their club guarantees the same lower price for Newcastle supporters
who travel to the Magpies' corresponding away league fixture.
Deals with West Bromwich Albion and
Swansea City led to headline savings of 61.5% and 42.3% for Newcastle
supporters at The Hawthorns and Liberty Stadium respectively last season - and
now Southampton are the latest clubs to sign up to guarantee savings for
travelling fans, with more clubs set to follow.
Newcastle United and Southampton have
agreed to fix away ticket at the lower price of £25 for adults and £5 for
concessions for their return PL fixtures during the 2014/15 season, with the
sides meeting at St. Mary's in September and in the North East in January
Upcoming talk-in events in the region involving former Newcastle players
include the following:
Thu 28.08.2014John Beresford with Joe Allon @ The Staith
House, North Shields Fish Quay, NE30 1JA. Tickets £15 (including pie and
peas) from the venue.
Thu 04.09.2014 Mick Quinn @ The Alberta Social Club, Jarrow. in Jarrow
on Thursday September 4th. Tickets £12 from the venue or via Luke on 07824
Ayoze Perez, Jack Colback, Siem De Jong, Remy Cabella,
Emmanuel Riviere, Daryl Janmaat, Facundo Ferreyra,
Jamaal Lascelles, Karl Darlow.
06.06.2014 Striker Ayoze Perez (20) CD Tenerife. 09.06.2014 Midfielder Jack Colback (24)unattached. 01.07.2014 Midfielder Siem De Jong (25) Ajax. 13.07.2014 Midfielder Remy Cabella (24) Montpellier. 16.07.2014 Striker Emmanuel Riviere (24) Monaco. 17.07.2014 Full back Daryl Janmaat (24) Feyenoord. 02.08.2014 Striker Facundo Ferreyra (23) Shaktar. 09.08.2014 Defender Jamaal Lascelles (20) Nottm For. 09.08.2014 Keeper Karl Darlow (23) Nottm For.
(both loaned back to Nottingham Forest).
Shola Ameobi, Dan Gosling, Luuk De Jong, Loic Remy, James Tavernier, Romain
Amalfitano, Mathieu Debuchy.
2013/14 ST holders who have renewed with unchanged details and seat should continue to use their existing ST cards.
New ST cards have only been issued to new ST holders, those changing age bands or
moving seats - if you haven't got yours, get in touch with the club asap.
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.
NUFC's members only away ticket policy is
still in force, with
only NUFC ST holders and members able to purchase tickets. NB: for the
pre-season games listed below, two tickets per member number can be bought.
Ongoing: Toon Times exhibition @
Discovery Museum, Blandford
Square, Newcastle NE1 4JA. Free entry. (runs until 05.10.2014)
U18s v Manchester United (h) @ Little
Benton, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League. Sat 23.08.2014 Aston Villa (a) @ Villa Park, 12.45pm. Premier
League. SOLD OUT. Allocation: 2,800. Live
on BT Sport.
Mon 25.08.2014 U21s v Reading (h) @ Whitley Park,
1pm. U21 Premier League.
Tue 26.08.2014 Gillingham (a) @ Priestfield, 7.45pm. Capital One
Cup, Second Round. Member sale now. £20
adults, £15 over-65s, £10 U18s, £7 U12s. Allocation: 1,295.
U18s v Stoke City (a) @ Clayton Wood, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 30.08.2014 Crystal Palace (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier
League. Public sale now.
Mon 01.09.2014 Transfer window closes.
Sat 13.09.2014 Southampton (a) @ St. Marys Stadium, 3pm. Premier
League. £25 adults, £5 U22s and over 65s. ST holders now
(zero points), points
reduction sale date tbc. Member sale, Wed 27.08.2014.
U18s v Bolton (h) @ Little
Benton, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Mon 15.09.2014 U21s v Wolves (h) @ SJP, 7pm. U21
Fri 19.09.2014 U21s v Arsenal (a) @ Meadow Park, Borehamwood, 7pm. U21
U18s v Boro (a) @ Rockcliffe Park, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Europa League - beware!
Victory for Hull City over
Sporting Lokeren from Belgium would propel the Tigers into the Group Stages and
mean that their visit to Tyneside on Saturday September 20th would be
rescheduled, with Europa League games played 48 hours earlier.
And similarly, progression for
Spurs against Cypriot side AEL Limassol would affect our visit to White Hart
Lane, scheduled to be played on Saturday October 25th but again, just two days
after a Europa night.
3rd Round w/e of 03.01.2015 4th Round w/e of 24.01.2015 5th Round w/e of 14.02.2015 6th Round w/e of 07.03.2015 SF Sat 18.04.2015/Sun 19.04.2015 Final Sat 30.05.2015
FA Youth Cup Round Dates:
3rd Round by 20.12.2014 4th Round by 17.01.2015 5th Round by 31.01.2015 6th Round by 21.02.2015 SF1 by 07.03.2015 SF2 by 21.03.2015 Final 1 tbc Final 2 tbc
Travelis 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:
Stoke City (a) 8pm
Sun 09.11.2014 West Brom (a) 1.30pm
NUFC Live on BT Sport:
Aston Villa (a) 12.45pm
Sat 01.11.2014 Liverpool (h) 12.45pm
FC are offering a £5 saving on Conference Premier League
home games for NUFC season ticket holders this season.
On production of their current ST card, fans pay just £10 for adult
admission to the Tyne and wear Stand - a saving of £5.
(all 3pm KOunless specified):
Sat 23.08.2014 Grimsby Town Sat 30.08.2014 Chester Tue 09.09.2014 AFC Telford (7.45pm) Sat 13.09.2014 Dartford Sat 27.09.2014 Aldershot Town
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
Now: Traveling Fan Packages
Now: Hospitality Packages
Now: English rugby club members
12-29.09.2014 General sale
General sale to the public via a ballot
11.2014/12.2014 General sale First come, first served basis for any left
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.
06.09.2014 Ivory Coast v team tbc*
10.09.2014 Cameroon v Ivory Coast
11.10.2014 DR Congo v Ivory Coast
15.10.2014 Ivory Coast v DR Congo
15.11.2014 team tbc* v Ivory Coast
19.11.2014 Ivory Coast v Cameroon
(*either Sierra Leone or Seychelles)
Group G: 06.09.2014 Senegal v Egypt
10.09.2014 team tbc** v Senegal
11.10.2014 Senegal v Tunisia
15.10.2014 Tunisia v Senegal
15.11.2014 Egypt v Senegal
19.11.2014 Senegal v team tbc**
Division One G.Robledo
Harris, Clarke, Phillips
54,258 Any travelling fans from Hampshire who missed this
one would have been kept waiting until November
2007 for another Pompey victory on Tyneside.
Sheffield United (h)
Division One Davies 2, Hannah, Keeble
The win was achieved without Bobby Cowell - injured in
a post-season friendly - and subsequently forced into
Preston North End (a) 3-2 (1-1)
Division One White 3
Liam Tuohy debuted at outside left, having recently
joined in a £9,500 deal from Irish side Shamrock
Aston Villa (a)
Division One McGarry(47)
17,673 An injury to first-choice left back Frank Clark
saw Joe Harvey hand a league debut to Ron Guthrie.
Sheffield Wednesday (a) 0-1 (0-1)
Division One Eustace 19,121 Winger Jimmy Smith made his first appearance when
coming off the bench to replace Benny Arentoft.
Division One Macdonald
41,417 The visitors enjoyed a half time lead thanks to an
Alan Gowling own goal, but total domination from
United thereafter could only produce an equaliser when
Macdonald's shot went in off 'Boro's ex-Mag John
Leeds United (h)
Division One Burns 2, Kennedy
36,700 After this opening day win, Dickie Dinnis led his
side to eleven consecutive losses.
Notts County (h)
Division Two Shoulder
17,272 Featured here.
League of Ireland (h) 3-0 (1-0)
Friendly Keegan(12), Waddle 2
7,739 The opening home game of the season gave
supporters a chance to watch football through a
security fence for the first time, this measure having
been erected in the summer. Chris Waddle's two second
half goals were both from close-in - a header and a
toe-poke on the line.
5,000 United crossed
the Tyne to provide opposition in a joint
Testimonial for Bob Topping and former Magpie
favourite Terry Hibbitt.
1991 United midfielder Billy Askew appeared
before magistrates, charged with a public order
offence after police had been called to a disturbance
in Chester-le-Street town centre. He was fined.
1994 16 year old Paul Brayson scored eight
goals, as Newcastle Juniors overcame their Hartlepool
counterparts 10-1 at Durham University. 'Pools had
taken the lead!
1997 After a one-season absence, Newcastle
returned to the Pontins Reserve league, albeit in the
Third Division. Their opening fixture was an
uninspiring 0-0 stalemate against Hull at Boothferry
1997 International call-ups saw Magpies new
boys Jon Dahl Tomasson in World Cup Qualifying action
for Denmark (lost 0-3 in Sarajevo to
Bosnia-Herzegovina), and Shay Given for Ireland (0-0
at home to Lithuania).
18 year-old Bjarni Gudjonsson stole the show however,
netting his first senior goal on his second appearance
for Iceland - as they won against Liechenstein.
Manchester United (a) 0-2 (0-1)
67,477 Future and former Magpies were on target for
the home side at Old Trafford. NUFC.com match
2001 United's U19s recorded a 9-1 friendly
win at Ponteland. Michael Chopra and Richard Offiong
both got hat-tricks, with Joe Kendrick and Chris Moore
The other youngster on target was Peter Pan himself,
2002 The Reserves entertained their
Middlesbrough counterparts at Gateshead International
Stadium and took a 2-1 lead after Joseph Job gave Boro
an early lead.
Christian Bassedas equalised before Shola Ameobi put
us in front only for Job to get his second in the last
minute to make it 2-2. NUFC.com
2003Two goals from
striker Calvin Zola helped us to a fine 4-2 win
against Everton Reserves at Southport's Haig Avenue.
Wayne Rooney equalised
Zola's first but a second for Zola restored United's
lead and Michael Chopra then raced into the box and
slotted home to make it 3-1.
But back came the Toffees and Rooney again
converted a fantastic effort, before Phil Cave topped
a fine night for United with an even more spectacular
35 yard lob. NUFC.com
West Ham (h)
51,620 Having returned from Highbury
pointless but with some positives taken from a
battling display, Newcastle once again revealed
themselves to be incapable of playing offensively on
their own ground.
Despite finishing a man short, Alan Pardew's Hammers
side were rarely troubled by the home side, for whom
midfielder Lee Clark made a second senior debut. NUFC.com
reports claimed that Obafemi Martins was on Tyneside
for transfer talks, with Italian sources suggesting
that a deal between with Inter Milan had been struck,
valuing the striker at €16m (£10.9m).
Meanwhile Inter gave the reason for the striker's
non-appearance at their Spanish pre-season training
camp as 'flu.
2009 Everton seemed
certain to sign Magpies defender Steven Taylor,
according to Sky's "well-placed sources".
Well-placed up their own jacksies as it turned out....
Premier League R.Taylor(62) Bardsley(89
- second yellow)
Ryan Taylor rifled home a
stunning free-kick (over the wall) to give United
three fantastic points - despite the best efforts of
"England's" Howard Webb.
The much-praised whistler missed the most blatant of
handballs by Sebastian Larsson from an early Joey
Barton header that should have seen a penalty awarded
and a red-card for the former Birmingham City
Tempers spilled over at times and there were players
from both sides lucky to stay on the pitch but mackem
pair Lee Cattermole and Phil Bardsley could have ended
up in jail with some of their assaults.
Webb finally lost patience with the latter in the
dying minutes and issued a second yellow card to round
off yet another memorable trip to the dark place.
2012 Alan Pardew was charged by the FA with
misconduct, following his shove of the linesman during
the home match with Spurs.
Manchester City (a)
Premier League S.Taylor
Aguero(22), Toure(50), Nasri(75) A miserable Monday night at the Etihad, as
United offered little in their opening game of the
season - save for the brainless antics of Steven
Taylor who was deservedly dismissed.
Yohan Cabaye didn't feature as his alleged move to
Arsenal loomed closer, while a lack of inbound
transfer activity saw away fans urge their side to "spend
some f*cking money", as Paul Dummett debuted. NUFC.com