Spurs (a) /
Man City (a) SOLD OUT
/ QPR (h)
member sale now
West Brom (a)
ST holder sale now (zero points)
Fan Forum #5 minutes
Monday saw the fifth meeting of the fan forum run by NUFC, what they
"term an opportunity for members to quiz the club on any issues on
behalf of all supporters, as well as being the club's opportunity to redress
the balance with facts. All questions and answers are published on the club's
website for the wider fan base". minutes
are available online here
A few things that caught our eye:
Ambitions for the current season:
"The club's minimum target this season is to finish in the top
ten of the Premier League."
Whether that tenth place is the trigger for staff bonuses to be paid this
season wasn't elaborated upon. Striker arrival in next transfer window:
"....additional attacking players had been pursued. The club are
continuing to look at potential targets but stressed no guarantee could be
made in reference to January."
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa situation:
"The move was sanctioned in the interests of all parties. There is the
possibility that the transfer could become permanent at the end of the loan
period at around the fee Newcastle United initially paid for him*.
"The club added that it had initially reached a verbal agreement for a
replacement defender in the summer. Because the deal with AS Roma took longer
than expected, the replacement transfer was no longer possible.
"The club's view was that the deal to allow Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa to leave
was in the interests of all parties and, after taking the medium-to-long term
view, the club let him leave."
* reported as £6.7m by Sky Sports in January 2013
That appears to back up the one in / one out line that was peddled by the club
in the closing days of the last transfer window - what does occur to us was
that the "replacement transfer" that couldn't be completed was
actually a permanent switch for Jamaal Lascelles from Forest, which could only
then be concluded as a loan leading to a future transfer.
Recall rumours for the Nottingham Forest loanees:
the club are
delighted to have secured both Jamaal (Lascelles) and Karl Darlow and
while they will be big assets to the squad in future, it was not true that
they could be recalled from their current loan deals until the end of the
The question of why Lascelles was part of the Premier League squad list
NUFC submitted in September (but Darlow wasn't) didn't then get asked by
Regarding the story about Lascelles and the fact that the club confirmed it
was wrong, it's yet to be seen whether the media outlets who published that
would be subject to a ban. If they consider it "patently untrue"
then they'll be out, or if "incorrect information" then they'll stay
Leicester City (h) kickoff delay (i):
Asked how NUFC communicated information on this:
The club used social media and club website, sent emails to broadcasters
and journalists and gave face-to-face updates to reporters and TV/radio
personnel, while stewards around the stadium used loud hailers to
communicate with fans.
There's a danger here that the club are relying on social media to get
messages out, regardless of whether fans use those networks - or could even
connect to them.
Our reading of the "loudhailer" comment is that there's no PA
system around external areas of SJP - in contrast to other Premier League
stadia (eg Old Trafford, Anfield), where announcements are regularly made on
That begs the question of how emergency situations would be dealt with if
turnstiles were already open and fans were leaving and arriving at the same
time. Those inside the ground would hear the PA, but those outside wouldn't be
Given the large number of spectators unfamiliar with SJP who will attend both
rugby events in 2015, it's surely worth reviewing all possible communication
Leicester City (h) kickoff delay (ii):
When asked about fans adversely affected by the late finish to the game
because of booked trains, the club responded by saying that:
Those supporters are asked to write to the club's Box Office (St. James'
Park, Newcastle, NE1 4ST) so that the club can assess complaints on a
(We're aware of some of who left the game early because of service specific
ticket bookings and others who stayed and were charged additional fares on
later trains. Anyone who used public transport other than the train ie coach
services or flights may also wish to write to the club).
Proud sponsors of
Off to see
The palatial splendour of Upton Park:
yours for £43
While travelling toon fans have seen price reductions for six Premier League
games this season due to reciprocal pricing agreements and the Away Fan Fund,
the stark reality of admission costs will soon be reinforced.
In return for an average view and facilities reminiscent of a cattle mart in a
tube station, West Ham are now selling tickets for our visit next month to
their own fans in an equivalent area for £43 - mirroring the cost to
That puts them top of the rip-off chart thus far, but with many other pricier
outfits yet to show their hand:
Prices paid/confirmed so far this season:
£43 West Ham
£41 Aston Villa £31 Spurs * £25 Southampton, Swansea City £20 Everton, Stoke City £15 West Bromwich Albion
Looking at the other games, indications are that we'll pay the following (with
slightly cheaper ones at some venues, ie lower tier at Chelsea):
Manchester City £51
Manchester United £46
Crystal Palace £32
tbc (last season price in brackets):
Hull City (£30)
Leicester City (n/a) (mackems paying £35 next month, which makes them Cat B.
Cat A is £40).
PS: Both Burnley and Liverpool have classified their home games against
Newcastle higher than their meeting with the mackems. That means that we can
expect to pay £5 more at Turf Moor and up to £9 more at Anfield.
Wednesday saw NUFC season ticket holder Mark Allison aka Run Geordie Run
announce the route of his latest and longest charity quest - from Lisbon to
Running to raise funds for The Children's Foundation and the Sir Bobby Robson
Foundation, Mark intends to complete the 3,580 miles in 100 days during 2016.
His planned route will include Portugal, Spain, Andorra, France, Italy,
Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey.
And if that wasn't enough, Mark also announced plans for further runs in 2018,
2020, 2022 and 2024 - by which time he hopes to have completed the remaining
13,642 miles of his 20,000 mile lap of the planet. Mental.
RGR v the World to date:
2007 874 miles in GB (£34,108) 2011 3,100 miles in USA (£105,322) 2013 2,384 miles in OZ (£55,126)
Jonas Gutierrez, the current status of the eleven senior players reportedly unavailable is as
Samuel Ameobi: (injury tbc) now available tbc Paul Dummett: (injury tbc) now available tbc
Emmanuel Riviere: (injury tbc) now available tbc Cheick Tiote: (calf) now available tbc Mike Williamson: (injury tbc) now available tbc
Ryan Taylor: (knee) Late October/early November
Rolando Aarons: (hamstring) early November Siem De Jong: (leg) late December/early January
Adam Campbell: (hernia) no return date Curtis Good: (hip) no return date Davide Santon: (knee) no return date
The last public mention of Santon came in mid-August, when Alan Pardew
confirmed a specialist had recently examined his problematic knee and revised
the target date to resume training from September to November.
Update: Scotland U16s have selected United youngster Owen Gallacher
for their Victory Shield opener.
The striking son of former Magpie John Gallacher is in the squad for the game
against Northern Ireland at St Mirren on Friday week, October 31st. The tie is
live on Sky.
Two young Magpies are away on international duty this week as follows:
Kyle Cameron (Scotland U18s):
Tue 21.10.2014 Czech Republic (a) Hradec Králové FR
The Newcastle defender started on the bench and was introduced into the action
around the hour, providing an assist in a 2-0 victory for the Scots.
Thu 23.10.2014 Czech Republic (a) Hradec Králové FR
Paul Woolston (England U17s): Sat 25.10.2014 Cyprus (a) Paphos ECQ Mon 27.10.2014 Macedonia (n) Paphos ECQ Thu 30.10.2014 France (n) Paphos ECQ
the 1990s, journalist Michael Walker has spent far too much time in press
boxes and on terraces reporting on the fortunes of the North East's "big
three" and many other clubs across the region. The fruits of his not
inconsiderable labours are now available as "Up There".
Described by the publishers as "part social-history, part
travelogue", it tries to give the importance of football in these
parts some sort of rational context and answer that one giant question - why
do we keeping f*cking up?
Dipping into his own back pages to build a
narrative ,the author also sought out a number of football personalities with
a tale to tell, ranging from Stan Anderson to John Hall, Howard Kendall to
Alan Kennedy and Rob Lee.
Highlighting the vast collection of silverware amassed by home-grown managers
and players and examining how that talent dried up, "Up There"
transcends club rivalries and aims for the bigger picture - entries in the
index for Tony Blair and Ernest Bevin sit next to Peter Beardsley.
Having said that though, a healthy proportion of the book is devoted to
Gallowgate matters, with some particularly strong coverage of events involving
messrs Hall, Ashley, Keegan and press bans etc. that debunk a few myths. "Up There" is available from all good bookshops now and can
be ordered direct from the publishers here.
Michael will also be signing copies in Newcastle late next month (details tbc)
accompanied by former Magpie Rob Lee.
be in with a chance of winning a
copy, just email us herewith your answer to this question:
promotion in 1984, the-then Newcastle manager attempted to sign Steve Bruce,
Mark Hateley and Kevin Sheedy, but was blocked by the club's board and
resigned. Who was that manager?
The closing date is SatOct 25th
@ 9pm, subject
is: Up. No purchase
necessary, no age restriction and entries welcome from anywhere in the world,
although free prize delivery is restricted to UK addresses only.
Those choosing their own subject line will be disqualified.
Issue 115 of True Faith is now available in digital-only format. Click
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lads: The borrowers
Magpies currently on temporary assignment
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (AS Roma)
A night to forget for the defender, who completed the full 90 minutes of a
1-7 home hammering by Bayern Munich
in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.
Jamaal Lascelles, Karl Darlow (Nottingham Forest)
Usual rules applied for manager Stuart Pearce at Watford in the Championship on
Tuesday, with goalkeeper Darlow starting and defender Lascelles on the bench.
That had remained unchanged at full time, by which time the score was 2-2.
Remie Streete (Port Vale) Another unused substitute selection for the defender on Tuesday night, as Scunthorpe United
shared four goals at Vale Park in a League One fixture. Freddie Woodman (Hartlepool United) The final game
of Freddie's month-long loan saw him remain on the bench as 'Pools were beaten
1-3 at Accrington Stanley in League
Two on Tuesday.
Jonathyn Quinn (Blyth Spartans)
A first start in green and white for striker Quinn came against Skelmersdale United
at Croft Park in a Northern Premier League game on Tuesday. Jonny's second Blyth goal put his side ahead
on 34 minutes but the visitors levelled in the 79th minute and it ended up 1-1.
Sylvain Marveaux (Guingamp) Next game: Dinamo Minsk (a) Europa League, Thursday.
Hatem Ben Arfa (Hull City)
Liverpool (a) Premier League, Saturday.
coming Sunday sees the Magpies play the first of six Premier League
games in London this season, as they head to White Hart Lane for a 1.30pm
The game isn't live on UK TV, with the rescheduling to compensate for the home
side playing Asteras Tripolis at home in the Europa League on Thursday night.
United have sold their 2,200 allocation and the usual dry
train alcohol restrictions will apply on the return journey from Kings Cross
to Newcastle, beginning with the 16.45 departure until the end of service and
also including the two Grand Central departures to the dark place.
that tributes will be paid on Sunday to their former player and
manager Bill Nicholson, who passed away aged 85 almost exactly ten years
Nicholson also played for Newcastle as a wartime guest while serving in the
Durham Light Infantry, appearing for the Magpies 19 times between April 1943
and April 1944.
Squad: Davide Santon, Siem De Jong, Rolando Aarons and Adam Campbell remain
out, but Cheick Tiote, Paul Dummett,Mike Williamson
Emmanuel Riviere and Sammy Ameobi should all be available
Newcastle to win @ 4/1 Game to end scoreless @10/1 Gabriel Obertan to score in a 1-0 win @ 100/1
quoted odds were accurate at the time of writing, but subject to fluctuation -
click on the link above to display current live odds). THFC: Federico Fazio is suspended after marking his
Premier League debut with a red card during Saturday's 1-4 defeat at
Recording home wins over QPR (4-0) and Southampton (1-0), Spurs were beaten at
White Hart Lane by both West Brom (0-1) and Liverpool (0-3) and come into
Sunday's game with just one PL win in six games.
Taylor - first time in charge of Newcastle this season, with his only
appointment in the 2013/14 campaign the FA Cup defeat by Cardiff City.
trains until 09.50am on the line between Enfield and Bethnal Green that
includes White Hart Lane Station - if you're using that route, check to make sure the work hasn't over-run:
Engineering work at Victoria Underground Station also means that sections of
the District and Circle Lines are closed all weekend.
UK TV: None
Digi Sport 1 (Svk) +HD
Fox Sports 2 (Oz) (delay)
Fox Sports 2 HD (Ned)
NBC Sports Live Extra (USA)
QQ Sports China
SuperSport 3 Africa
TSN 2 (Canada)
TV3 Sport 2 (Den)
ViaPlay (Denmark) +HD
ViaPlay (Sweden) +HD
UK Radio:Live on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports
NE Radio: Live commentary on BBC Newcastle
Overseas Radio: Live commentary on talkSPORT
Other Premier League fixtures(3pm
Sat25.10.2014: West Ham v Manchester City
Liverpool v Hull City
Southampton v Stoke City
mackems v Arsenal
West Bromwich Albion v Crystal Palace
Swansea City v Leicester City (5.30pm) Sky
Sun 26.10.2014: Burnley v Everton (1.30pm) Sky
Manchester United v Chelsea (4pm) Sky
Mon 27.10.2014: QPR v Aston Villa (8pm) Sky
Magpies @ Cockerels - Premier League era:
2013/14: Won 1-0 Remy 2012/13: Lost 1-2 Gouffran 2011/12: Lost 0-5 2010/11: Lost 0-2 2008/09: Lost 0-1 2007/08: Won 4-1 Butt, Geremi, Owen, Martins 2006/07: Won 3-2 Huntington, Martins, Butt 2005/06: Lost 0-2 2004/05: Lost 0-1 2003/04: Lost 0-1 2002/03: Won 1-0 Jenas 2001/02: Won 3-1 Acuna, Shearer, Bellamy 2000/01: Lost 2-4 Solano, Dyer 1999/00: Drew 1-1 Speed (FAC) 1999/00: Lost 1-3 Solano 1998/99: Lost 0-2 1997/98: Lost 0-2 1996/97: Won 2-1 Ferdinand 2 1995/96: Drew 1-1 Ginola 1995/96: Won 2-0 Sellars, Ferdinand (FR) 1994/95: Lost 2-4 Fox 2 1993/94: Won 2-1 Beardsley 2
2014/15 season Magpie
Mover tickets remain available to NUFC season ticket holders. 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
One Cup: Manchester City (a)
Wednesday week sees Newcastle on the road to the Etihad
Stadium for a Fourth Round Capital One Cup tie against the current holders,
Kickoff is at 7.45pm and the Magpies have sold their full allocation -
total tbc. As
usual in this competition, the tie must conclude on the night - via extra time
and penalty kicks if required.
United have failed
to beat City in
league and cup
games and lost the
last 11 meetings. The last Magpies scorer was Demba Ba at SJP in
2012, 489 minutes ago.
We exited from this competition
at the same point last season when losing 2-0 to City in extra time at SJP.
Our first cup tie at the Etihad Stadium
provides a further opportunity to record a maiden victory at that venue - over
a decade after our first visit in May 2004.
Our ten visits there ended in two draws and eight defeats and we've only held
the lead twice, repelling City for 40 minutes following Alan Shearer's 9th
minute opener in February 2005 and defending a 29th minute strike from Obafemi
Martins for nine minutes in September 2007.
The Quarter Final draw will take
place live on Sky Sports on Wednesday night, following their coverage of our
tie. Those ties will be played in w/c Monday 15.12.2014. Squad: Davide Santon, Siem De Jong, Rolando Aarons and Adam Campbell remain
sidelined through injury.
Paddy Power match betting will follow here
MCFC: to follow
Referee: Stuart Attwell -
Warwickshire-based whistler who was once the bright hope of the Select Group of
Referees and the youngest person to take charge of a Premier League game.
We first encountered him competitively on Boxing Day 2009 when he officiated
our 2-2 draw at Sheffield Wednesday at the age of 26. A trio of Premier League away games then
followed: a 1-1 draw at Wolves in August 2010 when he booked a dozen players, a
0-0 draw at Blackburn in February 2011 and a 0-1
loss at Villa two months later.
Attwell was demoted to the Football League list in early 2012 and hasn't
UK TV: Live on Sky Sports
Overseas TV: beIN Sports (France)
Setanta Sports Australia
Sport TV1 (Portugal)
SuperSport 3 Africa TV10 Sweden
UK Radio: Live on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports
NE Radio: Live commentary on BBC Newcastle
Other Capital One
Cup Fourth Round ties:
Bournemouth v West Bromwich Albion
Fulham v Derby County
Liverpool v Swansea City
MK Dons v Sheffield United
Shrewsbury Town v Chelsea Sky
Stoke City v Southampton
Spurs v Brighton and Hove Albion
will be our 136th game in this competition since it was founded in 1960. To
date we've recorded 62 wins, lost on 55 occasions and drawn 18. Conceding 186
goals, we've scored 216.
Victory for Alan Pardew's side would put them into the Quarter Finals of the
competition for the seventh time in the 44 years they've entered, and the first
time since a single goal home defeat to Chelsea in December 2006.
v United - Cup Record:
2013/14 lost 0-1 (h) LC
2001/02 won 1-0 (h) FAC Solano 1994/95 won 3-1 (h) FAC Gillespie 2, Beresford 1994/95 lost 0-2 (h) LC 1994/95 drew 1-1 (a) LC Jeffrey 1976/77 lost 1-3 (h) FAC Gowling 1975/76 lost 1-2 (n) LC Gowling 1974/75 won 2-0 (a) FAC Nulty, Burns 1968/69 lost 0-2 (a) FAC 1968/69 drew 0-0 (h) FAC 1956/57 won 5-4 (a) FAC White 2, Curry, Tait, Casey 1954/55 won 3-1 (n) FAC Hannah, Milburn, Mitchell 1923/24 won 2-0 (n) FAC Harris 2
League Cup Top Scorers
- current NUFC players:
3: Ryan Taylor
2: Sammy Ameobi, Papiss Cisse, Emmanuel Riviere 1: Paul Dummett, Yoan Gouffran
City v United - PL era:
2013/14 Lost 0-4 2012/13 Lost 0-4 2011/12 Lost 1-3 Gosling 2010/11 Lost 1-2 Gutierrez 2008/09 Lost 1-2 Carroll 2007/08 Lost 1-3 Martins 2006/07 Drew 0-0 2005/06 Lost 0-3 2004/05 Drew 1-1 Shearer 2003/04 Lost 0-1 2002/03 Lost 0-1 2000/01 Won 1-0 Shearer 1995/96 Drew 3-3 Albert 2, Asprilla 1994/95 Drew 0-0 1993/94 Lost 1-2 Sellars* 1993/94 Drew 1-1 Jeffrey (LC)
(games before 2003/04 at Maine Road)
Sheedy's happy homecoming
Newcastle U18s 1
Everton U18s 4
Having guided his side to a 5-2
victory on Tyneside back in February, former Newcastle midfielder Kevin Sheedy
returned on Saturday to claim another three points.
His former Goodison colleague Dave Watson had overseen a recent resurgence by
the Magpies that saw them beat Derby County and draw with high-flying Manchester City,
but that came to an abrupt end at Little Benton.
Goalscoring hasn't been a problem for the Toffees and after missing a
number of good opportunities, Calum Dyson netted after 15 minutes and Nathan
Holland doubled their lead with a 28th minute penalty.
Harry Charsley then made it 3-0 just before the hour mark with an
eye-catching solo effort before Dyson claimed his second of the afternoon
moments later as the Toffees recorded a fifth successive league victory.
United's only response came in the closing seconds when Joe Kerridge flighted
home a fine free kick to claim his first goal of the campaign.
St.Andrews on Monday that Birmingham City had parted company with manager Lee
Clark following a poor start to the season.
The Blues sit fourth bottom of the Championship after recording just two wins
plus five draws in their dozen league games so far this time round - having
flirted with relegation until the final moments of last season.
Following Clark out of the door is fellow former Magpie Steve Watson,
with SJP old boys Terry McDermott and Derek Fazackerley having
left back in February.
Unaffected by the managerial change so far though is another ex-Magpie, City's
U21 coach Alan Thompson.
From the NUST, Thursday:
Newcastle United Supporters Trust can confirm that its application to have St
James' Park listed as an Asset of Community Value has been successful.
The introduction of the Localism Act 2011 provided an opportunity for football
fans to protect their stadiums and have them classified as an 'asset for the
Following successful high profile applications to protect grounds such as Old
Trafford and Anfield, amongst many others, NUST, supported by national fans
organisation Supporters Direct, submitted an application to have St James'
Park listed as an ACV.
We are pleased to report the application has been approved, recognising St
James' Park and the history surrounding it, as an asset to its community.
With a Newcastle City Council spokesman saying: "We confirm that
Newcastle City Council has determined that St James' Park is an Asset of
Community Value. "
The listing is five years and also includes a right to bid should St.James'
Park be put up for sale. A right to bid can be lodged by the group concerned
within six weeks, with finance secured in a period of up to four-and-a-half
It means St.James' Park can't be sold without the local community being told
about it, and them being given the opportunity to bid for it themselves.
One of the positives we've always had as Newcastle fans is that whoever owns
the club doesn't also own the land, with the Freemen of the City retaining the
title of the land.
So making St.James' Park an 'Asset Of Community Value' is at the moment mainly
symbolic, though as football fans you never know what is around the corner and
one day the Freemen may change their position, for whatever reasons.
The Trust's highlighting of concerns over the selling of a lease on land
opposite the stadium is a case in point, in terms of looking at our club on a
In March this year it emerged that Newcastle United had placed the lease on a
1.62acre plot of land on Strawberry Place, next to St James' Park, up for
If the lease is sold the land could be developed into hotel and/or student
accommodation. This patch of land currently allows for the future possibility
of expanding St.James' Park at the Gallowgate End.
However, if the land was developed then it would remove all realistic
possibility of expanding the stadium capacity, no matter what potential
changes of circumstances in the future.
Reporting of the above has tended to focus on the NUST action being an
attempt to spike Mike Ashley's guns, but as they themselves have pointed out
it's an attempt to safeguard the future of our home - regardless of what
happens in the SJP boardroom or the Civic Centre.
To clarify though, the actual name of St.James' Park is not a tangible asset
of value and therefore any move to rename it wouldn't be covered by the
Take one iconic aerial photo of
St. James' Park unadorned by commercial branding....and cut it up into four
pieces. That's the slightly unlikely premise of a Tyneside-based company who
have produced this stunning glass effect
acrylic wall art image of the stadium in full colour.
Each A4-sized quarter has polished edges,
doesn't require framing and is
supplied with wall mounting. In addition to
the four-piece edition pictured above, the same SJP image is also available in
a single piece A3 size edition.
These unique items will be on sale soon via
NUFC.com, but while final preparations are concluded,
we hadone of each to give away in a free-to-enter
we hadone of each to give away in a free-to-enter
asked the following question hoping for answers of The Popular Side or
something of that ilk, but a few respondents seemed to have some geographic
Known as the East Stand since opening for business back in 1973, what
was the standing terrace that previously
occupied that side of
St. James' Park usually known as?
Winners were chosen randomly as follows:
Neil Hindson, Washington (A3)
Scott and Ruth Robinson, Bristol (A4)
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.
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
11.2014 / 12.2014 General sale First come, first served basis.
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 :
From The Telegraph's report of the home win over
"The corner has yet to be fully turned, but this was a start for a
Newcastle side who lost Papiss Cissé to a calf problem in the warm-up.
Well, he'd been found by the time we kicked off, although his team mate
Cheick Tiote was incapacitated.....
The Independent meanwhile reveal their own revolutionary new time concept
in their reporting of the same game: At three o’clock, the streets and pubs around St James’ Park were
flooded with fans. The ground, however, stood empty. The screen was eventually
fixed. The ground filled and despite everything Newcastle managed to get the
match started within 10 minutes of its scheduled kick-off.
A 3pm kickoff started at 4pm.
What's this all about then? Click here
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
On This Day in History
Born Or Died:
1915 Jimmy Gordon
born, Fauldhouse, Scotland. (1935-45)
Working as a miner and playing for junior side Wishaw
before his move to United, wing half Jimmy's time at SJP was blighted
by both a broken leg and the outbreak of WWII. Released before the resumption of league football, Jimmy joined
Middlesbrough and went on to become their club captain, playing on
until the age of 38.
Joining the Ayresome Park coaching staff following his retirement,
Jimmy later moved on to a similar post at Blackburn Rovers and in
1969, was persuaded to join Derby County by his former Boro colleague
He helped the Rams to title success and later followed Clough to both
Leeds United and Nottingham Forest, working alongside Clough and Peter
Taylor throughout a golden age of trophy success at the City Ground.
Given the accolade of leading the Forest side out at Wembley in the
1980 League Cup Final, Jimmy retired the following year.
Living in Derby, he was sadly to suffer from Alzheimer's disease in
the final years of his life and passed away in August 1996.
2009 saw Brian Clough's brief flirtation with Elland Road dramatised
in the feature film, "The Damned United".
Wearside-born actor Maurice Roeves (pictured below) was cast as Jimmy.
Alan Monkhouse born, Stockton-on-Tees. (1953-56)
who began his career with Thornaby, joining Millwall in 1949 and going
on to score 23 goals in 69 appearances for the Third Division (South)
Transferred to Newcastle at a cost of £11,500 in October 1953,
Alan made his United debut in a 4-0 home victory over Cardiff
City the following month.
Grabbing a hat trick at SJP during a 4-1 win over Sheffield United the
following March, Monkhouse then played his part in our FA Cup-winning
campaign in 1955.
Recalled in place of Vic Keeble, Alan's two goals helped United
overcome Nottingham Forest in a Fifth Round second
replay and the team went on to lift the trophy.
Alan however returned to the reserves, having been unable to keep
retain a first XI shirt in those pre-substitute days.
Moving on to York City in 1956, Alan ended his playing career with South Shields.
He died in
Hartlepools United (h) 0-1 (0-1)
The Magpies lined up
with a front pairing of Albert Stubbins and Jackie Milburn.
later they lost the return fixture by the odd goal in nine,
with Stubbins grabbing a hat-trick and Milburn also on
Bolton Wanderers (a)
Division One Gibson 2, Milburn,
Newcastle reserves enjoyed a 5-0 victory against Sheffield
United at SJP.
Andy Donaldson and Tommy Thompson both struck twice
against the Blades, while Willie McCall was also on
Manchester United (a) 2-2
Division One Broadis, R.Mitchell
37,247 Senior debut for Bill Curry, who became the
first player to be brought through from the club's new
youth team, the N's.
Magpies goalkeeper John Thompson also made
his first team bow.
Tottenham Hotspur (h) 0-0 (0-0)
Division One 42,430 A third goalscoring blank in four games prompted
United boss Joe Harvey to make a failed £80K bid for
Bolton's centre forward Wyn Davies.
1971 Manchester United (h)
Division One Best
55,603 The league leaders left with both points after George Best netted in what
was a game of few chances.
There was a rare outing for Magpies reserve Chris Guthrie, while Keith
Dyson was missing from the side and moved to Blackpool within days. in
part/exchange for Tony Green.
1974 Birmingham City (h)
Texaco Cup Semi Final,
1st leg Macdonald
20,559 After a 0-3 away reverse in the league just days earlier, Malcolm
Macdonald's second half header at the Gallowgate End ensured that United would
return to St.Andrews on level terms.
1976 Birmingham City (h)
Division One T.Craig, Burns 2
31,711 A Tommy Craig effort from distance put United level at 2-2, before
Mickey Burns grabbed the winner at the Gallowgate End.
City included Terry Hibbitt and John Connolly in their lineup, but striker Peter
Withe didn't make the side for this one. All three would later play in the same
1982 Crystal Palace (h)
Division One Waddle(35)
22,616 Beaten 1-4 by Fulham at SJP the previous week, normal service was
resumed thanks to Chris Waddles's goal.
Both Terry McDermott and Steve Carney were missing for United after their
dismissals at Oldham, while future Newcastle coach Paul Barron made a fine stop
to deny Mick Martin.
1996 Oldham Athletic
League Cup 3rd Round Beardsley(25pen)
36,314 Three days after the epic 5-0 victory over Manchester
United, Newcastle enjoyed a rather lower profile home win
against a team from the North West.
The Latics sported a maroon and blue
hooped change kit that was remarkably reminiscent of our
effort from the previous season.
2000 Ex-Mag hero
Les Ferdinand made a frank admission to his involvement
in one of the great unsolved crimes of the 20th
Yes, Big Les aided and abetted in the wanton
destruction of the Blue Peter sunken garden, along with a
certain Dennis Wise.
Juventus (Italy) (h)
1-0 (0-0) Champions League Group Match 4 Griffin(62)
A moment Andy Griffin and the rest of us will never forget
as his shot-cum-cross went in off visiting 'keeper
Gianluigi Buffon. Youtube
footage is online here
A grey-clad United held out to end a run of three
successive group game defeats and give themselves a
mathematical chance of qualification - although no side
had ever accomplished that feat from our position.
Juve coach Marcello Lippi commented that:
"....when you go one goal behind in front of a
crowd like this one, it's not easy to come back."
Premiership Ameobi(34,37), Emre(63)
It was more relief than euphoria that greeted the final
whistle but three points and three goals against the
unwashed at Gallowgate were massively enjoyable.
The goal that won it came
from the left boot of Emre and was a free-kick to rival
those of Liam O'Brien and Scott Sellars
that ensured a win double over the wearsiders in 1992/93.
A penalty claim and a
strike against the bar from mackem goalscorers,
Liam Lawrence and Stephen Elliott, made it a nervy finish
although Steven Taylor came close at the other end.
An amazing seven and half
minute spell in the first half had seen four goals shared, with
United twice throwing away the lead.
And although our verdict on United's second was that it
had gone in off Magpies old boy Stephen Caldwell, Shola
Ameobi was later officially credited with the goal. NUFC.com
footage of Emre's goal is here 2008
a Regulatory Commission hearing, a claim for wrongful dismissal
from United for defender Habib Beye was upheld.
As a result, his one-match suspension was withdrawn.
Beye was shown a red card after just 12 minutes by referee Rob Styles
for denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity
during our home match against Manchester City.
West Ham (a)
Premier League Nolan(23), Carroll(69)
34,486 Andy Carroll put a traumatic week
(having had his new Range Rover torched) behind him by scoring the winner that kept
his side out of the bottom three and rocketed them up to ninth instead.
This Saturday teatime game began with betting
suspended on manager Chris Hughton losing his job, after a
flurry of flutters.
NUFC.com match report
Citing their "unfairly negative" coverage of a
fan protest march ahead of the previous Saturday's home
game against Liverpool, NUFC informed Trinity Mirror North
East that their three local titles, The Chronicle, Journal
and Sunday Sun were all banned from SJP.
News of the ban broke the following Sunday after United's
derby defeat at the stadium of plight, when Alan Pardew
was prevented from answering questions posed in the press
conference by writers from those papers.