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Following their 2-2 draw with West Ham on Saturday, the mackems confirmed
on Sunday that manager Dick Advocaat had resigned with immediate
The front runner for the post is former Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce,
with fellow SJP old boy Nigel Pearson also suggested in some quarters.
Dick's departure means that once again the red and whites will replace their
manager ahead of a derby - a stunt they successfully pulled in April 2013 (Di
Canio), October 2013 (Poyet) and March 2015 (Advocaat) - with all gaining
their first wins by beating us.
The mackems return to action on Saturday week when they are away to West
PS: Liverpool reacted to their 1-1 draw at Everton on Sunday by sacking
manager Brendan Rodgers.
Another Manc massacre
City 6 Newcastle 1
capitulated in spectacular and distressing fashion at the Etihad Stadium on
Saturday afternoon, despite a positive first half that included Aleksandar
Mitrovic's first goal for the club.
Incredibly, only a linesman's flag and the right boot of Joe Hart had prevented
the Serbian from completing a hat trick but after Sergio Aguero equalised four minutes before the
break, the proverbial floodgates opened.
Three more goals from the Argentinean in a five minute spell shortly after the break
the game on its head - and that became four in seven minutes as Steve
McClaren's side absolutely disintegrated.
Kevin de Bruyne hooked in a fifth, Aguero added another to make it 1-6 and at
that point, with just under half an hour still remaining, our record defeat
(0-9 to Burton Wanderers in 1895) looked under threat.
Thankfully, City manager Manuel Pellegrini took pity on the visitors and
substituted the five-goal Argentinean within five minutes - the arrival of a
semi-fit Wilfried Bony thankfully meaning
the scoring stopped at six.
Home and away fans applauded as Aguero was replaced - having been denied what
was a golden opportunity to become the first Premier League player to notch a
double hat trick (it later emerged that he'd been less than 100% fit after
being kicked in midweek).
The defending that contributed to the surrender was alarming and although
the home side gratefully took advantage, McClaren's side now sit at the
bottom of the table having conceded 17 goals from eight games.
An injury to Jack Colback prompted the baffling selection of Yoan Gouffran in midfield
and he was predictably pedestrian, but to single out the Frenchman would be to ignore
the rest of the dishevelled disaster currently masquerading as a Premier
League football club.
This game of two halves ranks alongside the six second half goals conceded across the
city at Old Trafford in 2008, when Nigel Pearson was briefly in charge following Sam
With the mackems taking a point from their home game against West Ham, our
goal difference was dented sufficiently for them to dump us to the bottom of
the league with both sides on just three points.
Aston Villa are only a point better off but 17th-placed West Bromwich Albion
now sit five points above us -a worrying gap developing before the
clocks go back....
Full match report to follow.
Team: Krul, Janmaat, Mbemba, Coloccini, Mbabu (Lascelles 53), Sissoko
(Tiote 66), Anita, Gouffran (Thauvin 66), Wijnaldum, Mitrovic, Perez.
Subs n/u: Williamson, Cisse, De Jong, Elliot.
Goal: Mitrovic 18.
MCFC: Hart, Zabaleta, Otamendi, Mangala, Kolarov, Fernando,
Fernandinho, Silva (Iheanacho
75), De Bruyne, Sterling (Navas 46), Aguero (Bony 66).
Subs n/u: Sagna, Caballero, Demichelis, Garcia Alonso.
Booked: Fernandinho, Mangala, Zabaleta.
Goals: Aguero 42,49,50,60,62, De Bruyne 53.
Crowd: 53,850 - largest crowd to have watched us at the Etihad
Stadium but over 500 fewer than the crowd for the visit of Chelsea in August
This was the largest crowd to have seen Newcastle play City since 100,000 who
attended the 1976 League Cup Final at Wembley Stadium.
This is now our worst start to a season in
the Premier League era:
Season-opening winless runs (PL only):
2015/16: no win in eight games
2014/15: won the eighth game
2013/14: won the third game
2012/13: won the first game
2011/12: won the second game
2010/11: won the second game
2008/09: won the second game
2007/08: won the first game
2006/07: won the first game
2005/06: won the sixth game
2004/05: won the fifth game
2003/04: won the seventh game
2002/03: won the first game
2001/02: won the third game
2000/01: won the second game
1999/00: won the eighth game
1998/99: won the fifth game
1997/98: won the first game
1996/97: won the second game
1995/96: won the first game
1994/95: won the first game
1993/94: won the fourth game
United's worst-ever start came in the 1898/99 campaign when they were winless
in ten games (six losses and four draws) before finally breaking their
duck by beating Liverpool 3-0 at SJP on Bonfire Night 1898.
In 2015 our away record is a pathetic five points from a possible 39 -
defeats plus a 3-0 victory at Hull in January, a 1-1 draw at Palace in
February and a 0-0 recorded at Manchester United last month.
In terms of goals, it's now 29 conceded and six scored - three of which came
in that one game at Hull.
Aleksander Mitrovic's goal was our first on the road this season -
until that point we were the only side in the top five divisions not to have
scored away from home in 2015/16.
The Serbian scored to end a 354 minute barren run since Emmanuel
Riviere netted at QPR last May, that effort our first in 522 minutes
away from SJP since Papiss Cisse netted at Crystal Palace in February.
Since Michael Owen scored in a 1-0 home win back in September 2005 we've
failed to register a win City in 18 Premier League games (16 losses, 2 draws).
That remains the worst sequence in the Premier League.
Mitrovic became the first Newcastle player to score against City in the
Premier League since Demba Ba at SJP back in 2012 - a run of 507 minutes.
There was a PL debut for Jamaal Lascelles, who was the 201st player
to appear for us in that competition. Until his arrival, United's XI had no
English players in it.
Sergio Aguero had scored five times in eight games against us before
today's haul made it ten from nine.
Incredible City's feat of netting three times in just five minutes may
have been, but Portsmouth's scoring run at SJP in November 2007 eclipses it -
notching three in four minutes (Pamarot 8, Benjani 9, Utaka 11).
Aguero became the fifth player to score five times in a PL game, after
Andy Cole (Man U v Ipswich 1995), Alan Shearer (Newcastle v Sheff Wed 1999),
Jermain Defoe (Spurs v Wigan 2009) and Dimitar Berbatov (Man U v Blackburn
2010). Aguero's haul against Newcastle was the fastest of the lot, at 20
The previous highest tally against us in the PL had been the four that Andy
Cole grabbed against us for Man U at Old Trafford during a 1-5 defeat in
Aguero's treble was the first registered against us in the Premier League
since Eden Hazard for Chelsea in 2014 and the fifteenth in all:
Teddy Sheringham 1994, Dwight Yorke 1996, Michael Owen 1998, Andy Cole 1999,
Ray Parlour 2000, Michael Owen 2001, Ruud van Nistelrooy 2002, Paul Scholes
2003, Cristiano Ronaldo 2008, John Carew 2008, Somen Tchoyi 2011, Clint
Dempsey 2012, Theo Walcott 2012, Eden Hazard 2014, Sergio Aguero 2015.
Heaviest NUFC PL defeats:
2007/08 0-6 Manchester United (a) (0-0 HT)
2012/13 0-6 Liverpool (h) (0-2 HT)
2015/16 1-6 Manchester City (a) (1-1 HT)
2000/01 0-5 Arsenal (a) (0-2 HT)
2003/04 0-5 Chelsea (a) (0-3 HT)
2011/12 0-5 Spurs (a) (0-4 HT)
2014/15 0-5 Manchester City (a) (0-3 HT)
Magpies @ Etihad:
2015/16 Lost 1-6 Mitrovic
2014/15 Lost 0-5
2014/15 Won 2-0 Aarons, Sissoko (LC)
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
Our predictions of a penalty to be scored in the game or the same number of
goals to be scored in each half may have been wide of the mark, but Betway's
bespoke bet on Mitrovic scoring in a United defeat came in at 9/1.
"You are coming up against
a top-quality team - Aguero was world class. He is getting back to form and we
were punished by a really high-quality opponent.
"It was such a magnificent performance in the first half. it was same
against Chelsea last week but in 13 minutes we got beaten by world-class
individuals. We probably frightened them into life and they killed us for it.
"We have had a tough eight games but I have seen enough in the last two
weeks that we can win football matches.
"We were unlucky last week and this week. There is enough in there, we
just need consistency. Our season begins now.
here to win. We were bold in our 4-4-2 in the first half we really shook Man
City, and scored the first goal.
"The second goal that was disallowed was onside, so we should have had that
and we had other opportunities. It could have been a different story.
"The goal before half-time just gave them a lift and in the second half we
just got done by mistakes by ourselves and Aguero's world-class finishing,
which he is well capable of doing to any team.
"We have to toughen up and get ready for the next spell of games. The
first eight have been tough. Itís bound to be an issue, you concede five
goals in 13 minutes, so you have an issue there (in defence).
"We have shown what our strengths are, and what our weaknesses are.
We have shown what we arenít capable of doing.
"I watch Man City a lot and they can score eight to 10 goals every
week. The goals were disappointing and in that respect we caused our own
"We did score first, we should have had a second, that keeps you in
the game but once the second or third goal goes in we have to deal with that
"We carried on the level of performance from last week. We came
here to win with a 4-4-2. In that first half we really shoved Man City.
"We scored the first goal and had a second disallowed, which was
onside. We had other opportunities too.
"And it might have been a different story, the goal just before
half-time was the kind of goal that gave them a lift."
"It's more important to win before the international break because now
we have 15 days without playing. It's important to return from a victory, to
play the way we did and to win.
"We'll see what happens with Manchester United tomorrow but really
I am not worried about that. It is more important to see our team play in the
way we did today.
had a serious kick from Wednesday in Germany. He was having some
treatment during half-time.
"To give him more minutes, maybe he would have scored one or two goals more,
but we need more to take a precaution about his kick because he could get
injured. Maybe it was very good treatment!
"He had a kick in his hamstring, so it was important just to relax him a
little bit because he was not 100 per cent comfortable.
"I am very happy for Kun. He deserves it. He is always a player who makes a
"For different reasons in the last few games he missed important chances,
but he was calm. That was very clever from him.
"To see him play at the level
he played today, not only must I be happy but all the fans because he is a
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Referee: Kevin Friend - Leicestershire-based whistler who took charge
of two home games last season: the 1-1 draw with Stoke City and 1-3 loss to
Before today, Newcastle had won all three away games he'd handled - a 2-1 success at
Cardiff in October 2013, 4-1 victory at Hull in March 2014 and 1-0 win at
Sheffield United in the 2009/10 Championship season.
Latest Premier League results:
Crystal Palace 2-0 West Bromwich Albion
Aston Villa 0-1 Stoke City
Bournemouth 1-1 Watford
Manchester City 6-1 Newcastle United
Norwich City 1-2 Leicester City
mackems 2-2 West Ham
Chelsea 1-3 Southampton
Everton 1-1 Liverpool
Arsenal 3-0 Manchester United
Swansea City 2-2 Spurs
for young Magpie
The England squad that will participate in the U17 World Cup in Chile has been
announced and Newcastle's Paul Woolston is one of three goalkeepers
The Young Lions begin their group stage games
against Guinea in Coquimbo on Saturday (17th), moving on to face Brazil on
Tuesday (20th) in La Serena and then South Korea on Friday (23rd) back in
Before that though, England will play friendly matches against DR Congo at St.
Georgeís Park on Wednesday and then host nation Chile in Rancagua.
Another England U17 squad meanwhile have been in European Championship qualification
action in Portugal, sealing top spot in a four team tournament after a 1-1
draw with the hosts in Coimbra on Sunday.
Newcastle's Mackenzie Heaney was named among the substitutes and the
side have qualified for the Elite Round early next year - the last hurdle
before the sixteen team final tournament in Azerbaijan in May.
Other England youth callups:
Adam Armstrong / Freddie Woodman (U19s):
Thu 08.10.2015 Macedonia (a) Skopje ECQ
Sat 10.10.2015 Finland (n) Skopje ECQ
Tue 13.10.2015 Italy (n) Skopje ECQ
(European Championship qualifiers)
Alex Gilliead (U20s):
Wed 07.10.2015 Netherlands (n) Heidenheim FR
Sat 10.10.2015 Turkey (n) Ulm FR
Tue 13.10.2015 Germany (h) Heidenheim FR
(Mercedes Benz Elite Cup, Germany)
of the Shrews
Adam Armstrong (Coventry City):
It's now eight goals from nine starts in League One for striker Adam,
after he scored twice in a 3-0 home win over Shrewsbury Town on Saturday.
Watch Arma's brace
Remy Cabella (Olympique Marseille):
1-1 draw at Brighton in the Championship on Saturday saw Sammy appear as a
63rd minute substitute
and almost win it for the Bluebirds - only
for his goalbound shot to be cleared off the line by a home player.
Winless in three Ligue 1 fixtures, OM have the daunting task of a visit to PSG on
Sunday. The on-loan Magpie was named in the starting lineup for what
will be his eighth appearance - it's claimed that his deal will become
permanent after he plays in 12 games.
Shane Ferguson (Millwall):
Fergie came off the bench after 62 minutes but couldn't prevent the Lions
from a 3-5 loss to Peterborough United at London Road in League One on Saturday
Haris Vuckic (Wigan Athletic):
Vuckic missed a fourth successive game due to injury as Wigan were held 0-0 at
home by Walsall in League One on Saturday.
Macaulay Gillesphey/Alex Gilliead (Carlisle United)
Gillesphey played the full game and Gilliead the final half hour as the Cumbrians
won 1-0 at Stevenage in League Two on Saturday.
Freddie Woodman (Crawley Town):
The goalkeeper made his 12th appearance for the Red Devils at Plymouth Argyle
in League Two on Saturday, but was on the wrong end of a 1-2 defeat.
Ben Smith (Bristol City)
Leeds United U18s (a), Development League, Saturday. Details to follow.
Tickets for our trip to the dark place next
month are now on sale to ST holders with 90 loyalty points (with further reduced
totals/dates to follow).
Prices: £39 adults, £26 aged 65 and over, £15 U16s.
As in previous seasons, bus travel is available from NUFC at a cost of £4* for a
return ticket (boarding at SJP 9.30am, departure 10am, kickoff Noon). Bus
tickets bookable online from NUFC box office.
*NUFC fund buses with all
monies raised donated to charity - the charge is made in order to gauge more
accurately the number of buses required.
Newcastle U18s 0 Blackburn U18s 2
As they did on two occasions last season, Blackburn's U18s profited from
their visit to Tyneside - returning to Lancashire with all three points and
a clean sheet.
Looking to record their fourth successive victory on the road, the Ewood
youngsters were indebted to in-form striker Lewis Mansell - who scored both
goals (one a penalty) to take his seasonal tally up to
Dave Watson's side by contrast has conceded thirteen goals in their last
four outings and are bottom of the table with just one win in eight attempts
The Magpies were once again without Mackenzie Heaney due to international
commitments with England, while Jack Hunter was forced off the field due to
Team: Pearson, Trodd, Adu-Peprah, Hunter (Charman), Pollock,
Newberry, Gallacher, Suddick, McNall, Longstaff, Smith. Subs n/u:
Harker, Aziakonou, Lowther, Long.
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Newcastle 2 Chelsea
Thanks to everyone who has bought copies of
Martin Hardy's excellent book "Touching Distance", recounting
the highs and lows of Newcastle's 1995/96 campaign.
The first run sold out but further stocks have now arrived - apologies to
anyone unable to locate one recently. Author signed copies are available to
buy online here
for £18.99, including free UK delivery.
for local people:
League Day looms
This coming Saturday (10th) sees the staging of the sixth Non-League
Day - an annual celebration of grass roots football across the country,
with the aim of attracting new supporters to watch their local team.
In this region you'll find a good choice of games on offer, notably a cracking
FA Cup tie in prospect at Hillheads between Whitley Bay and Chorley.
Admission to the Northern League game between North Shields and Dunston
meanwhile is just £1 for current NUFC season ticket holders.
All of the following games have 3pm starts and for the Northern League,
directions appear on their informative website online
FA Cup Third Qualifying Round:
Whitley Bay v Chorley
Gateshead v Cheltenham Town
Blyth Spartans v Sutton Coldfield Town
Northern League Division 1:
Ashington v Shildon
Bedlington Terriers v Seaham Red Star
Consett v West Auckland Town
Durham City v Newton Aycliffe
Guisborough Town v Sunderland RCA
Morpeth Town v Jarrow Roofing BCA
Newcastle Benfield v Penrith
North Shields v Dunston UTS
Washington v Norton & Stockton Ancients
West Allotment Celtic v Bishop Auckland
Northern League Division 2:
Billingham Town v Hebburn Town
Crook Town v Stokesley Sports Club
Darlington RA v Brandon United
Easington Colliery v Chester-Le-Street
Northallerton Town v Billingham Synthonia
Ryhope CW v Heaton Stannington
South Shields v Ryton & Crawcrook Albion
Thornaby v Esh Winning
Tow Law Town v Team Northumbria
Whickham v Birtley Town
Willington v Alnwick Town
And not forgetting the Northern
still at large:
UK tour continues
Former Magpie forward Shola Ameobi has linked up with yet another
Championship club as the 33 year-old free agent seeks a playing comeback.
Following unsuccessful stints training with Huddersfield Town and Wolves,
Bolton Wanderers boss Neil Lennon has now confirmed that the elder of the
three Ameobi brothers is to spend some time with the Trotters.
Recent reports also claimed that Shola was due to link up with Sheffield
Wednesday, but it's unclear whether that actually happened.
PS: fellow free agent Leon Best continues to train with
Huddersfield as he looks to win a contract.
stop Magpies from breaking duck
Newcastle U21s 1 Swansea U21s 1
season PDF update for Paul Joannou's excellent "Newcastle United: The
Ultimate Record" is now available free of charge to book purchasers.
If you haven't received a copy - or are after previous season PDFs - email email@example.com
with your requirements.
PS: "The Ultimate Record" book is a complete sell out,
but copies of Paul's sister publication "Ultimate Who's Who"
are available, including an autographed edition.
Find more details online
A further reciprocal ticket pricing agreement has been confirmed for this
season, Stoke City announcing that last season's agreement with
Newcastle will continue.
That sees adult ticket prices reduced to £20 (£10
for over 65s and £5 for U17s) for Potters fans at SJP next month and Magpies
followers heading to the Britannia next March.
Similar deals for West Ham (£25) and Watford (£25) have
already been announced this season, with a £10 reduction on adult ticket
prices for Toon supporters at Bournemouth in November (making them
Newcastle return to Premier League action on Sunday
week (October 18th) when the Canaries visit SJP for a 4pm kickoff. Tickets are
now on public sale (online).
The visitors have announced discounted prices for away tickets of £10 for
adults and just £1 for bairns - rather than a reciprocal pricing initiative
though, this just appears to be them spending their Away Fan fund.
NUFC: Steven Taylor remains sidelined, while updates on the fitness of
Rolando Aarons, Jack Colback, Karl Darlow, Paul Dummett, Massadio Haidara,
Kevin Mbabu, Gabriel Obertan and Emmanuel Riviere.
Punts: Latest offers for new punters are
NCFC: This season the Canaries have won on the road at the mackems
(3-1), drawn at Liverpool (1-1) and West Ham (2-2) and lost at Southampton
Four home games have brought one victory - 3-1 over Bournemouth - a 1-1 draw
with Stoke and defeats by Palace (1-3) and Leicester (1-2).
Russell Martin and Nathan Redmond have scored three goals each while £8.5m
striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel has been banished to Spaniards Real Betis.
Gary Hooper may return after injury but Youssouf Mulumbu is still out. Former
Magpie defender Sebastien Bassong is an ever-present this season but has yet
to win a game at his former SJP home (2 draws, 1 loss).
City boss Alex Neil is just 34 years old and played for SPFL side Hamilton
Academical on New Years Day this year, just days before taking the Norwich
The Scottish-born midfielder played in England for both Mansfield Town and
Barnsley - coming off the bench for the Tykes at Oakwell in October 2001 as
they lost 1-0 to Newcastle in a League Cup tie.
Failing to win any of our opening four home games (two draws, two defeats)
represents United's worse league start since the 1991/92 season. Following
four draws and one defeat, the sequence was broken at the sixth time of
asking with a 2-0 victory over Leicester City.
Newcastle have collected just 11 points from a possible 42 at
Gallowgate in 2015 (5 draws, 2 wins, 7 losses).
Magpies versus Canaries - post WWII:
2013/14 won 2-1 Remy, Gouffran
2012/13 won 1-0 Ba
2011/12 won 1-0 Cisse
2004/05 won 2-1 Jenas, Sh.Ameobi (LC)
2004/05 drew 2-2 Bellamy, Hughes
1994/95 won 3-0 Beardsley 2(1pen), Kitson
1993/94 won 3-0 Cole, Lee, Beardsley
1988/89 lost 0-2
1987/88 lost 1-3 Gazza
1986/87 won 4-1 Goddard, Gazza, McDonald, D.Jackson
1984/85 drew 1-1 Waddle
1981/82 won 2-1 Varadi, Mills
1977/78 drew 2-2 Burns, Kennedy
1976/77 won 5-1 T.Craig, Gowling, Oates, McCaffery 2
1975/76 won 5-2 Gowling 2, Macdonald 2, OG
1973/74 drew 0-0
1972/73 won 3-1 Tudor 2, Guthrie
1964/65 won 2-0 Cummings, Robson
1963/64 won 2-0 Cummings, Iley
1962/63 won 2-1 Fell, Thomas
1961/62 drew 0-0
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operate, the X50 to and from the Metro Centre and the Q3 linking the Park
& Ride facility at the Great Park.
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tickets remain available details
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Upcoming Premier League fixtures:
Spurs v Liverpool (12.45pm) BT
Chelsea v Aston Villa (3pm)
Crystal Palace v West Ham (3pm)
Everton v Manchester United (3pm)
Manchester City v Bournemouth (3pm)
Southampton v Leicester City (3pm
West Bromwich Albion v mackems (3pm)
Watford v Arsenal (5.30pm) Sky
Newcastle v Norwich City (4pm) Sky
Swansea City v Stoke City (8pm) Sky
Fixtures, Tickets etc.
The ticket office is on the first floor of the SJP club shop,
under the Gallowgate End towards the Strawberry.
Paid-for matchday ticket collections take place from the windows at the back of
the Gallowgate End Stand, above NINE Bar.
Matchday ticket sales are from the Box Office in the Milburn Stand, just up
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SJP Box Office phone: 0844 372 1892*
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2015/16 season tickets are now on public sale,
with availability in all areas of SJP.
NUFC confirm that new season ticket cards will be issued ahead of next
Online Box Office is here
SJP seating plan is here
On the opening day of ticket sales, they officially commence at 10am -
with any points reduction for away tickets becoming effective at the same time.
Away tickets are sold only to season ticket holders and members. All ST holders are also automatically members (a non-negotiable fee is
added annually by NUFC to each ST).
A £1 administration fee per ticket applies to away sales in all competitions, with no upper limit.
In addition, non-NUFC members pay the same fee on home ticket sales.
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Sat 10.10.2015 U18s v Manchester City (a)
@ City Football Academy, 1pm. U18 Premier League.
U21s v Fulham (a)
@ Craven Cottage, 7pm. U21 Premier League.
Sat 17.10.2015 U18s v Everton (a)
@ Finch Farm, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Sun 18.10.2015 Norwich City (h) @ SJP,
4pm. Premier League. Public sale
now (online), Mon 05.10.2015 (by phone / in person). Live
Sat 24.10.2015 U18s v Derby County (h)
@ Little Benton, Noon. U18 Premier League.
25.10.2015 mackems (a) @ stadium of plight, Noon. Premier League. ST
holder sale now (90 loyalty points, with further reduced totals/ dates tbc). £39 adults, £26 65 and over,
£15 U16s. Live
Bus travel from NUFC £4
return ticket (boarding at SJP 9.30am, departure 10am, kickoff Noon). All monies
raised are donated to charity - a charge is levied to gauge more accurately the
number of buses required).
U21s v Derby County (a)
@ Moor Lane, 1pm. U21 Premier League.
Sat 31.10.2015 U18s v Stoke City (h)
@ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Stoke City (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. ST
holder sale now, public sale Thu 08.10.2015.
U21s v Aston Villa (h)
@ SJP, 7pm. U21 Premier League.
Sat 07.11.2015 U18s v West Bromwich Albion (a)
@ Albion training ground, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 07.11.2015 Bournemouth (a) @
Vitality Stadium, 12.45pm. Premier League. Ticket
details awaited. Live
Talk-ins / appearances:
Sat 31.10.2015 Rob Lee @ Back Page shop, St.Andrews Street, Newcastle.
Signing copies of Touching Distance along with book author Martin Hardy.
Fri 13.11.2015 Tommy Wright, Steve Howey, John Beresford, Brian Kilcline, Kevin
Scott @ Dunston Lancastrian Suite, further details to follow.
Sat 28.11.2015 Steve Howey @ Blyth Town FC. £15
including pie & peas + drink. Contact Martin on: 07748 470530.
FA Cup Round dates:
3rd: w/e of 09.01.2016
4th: w/e of 30.01.2016
5th: w/e of 20.02.2016
6th: w/e of 12.03.2016
SF: Sat 23.04.2016 / Sun 24.04.2016
F: Sat 21.05.2016
Northumberland Senior Cup
First Round draw:
Ashington v Newcastle Benfield
Whitley Bay v Team Northumbria
Bedlington Terriers v Alnwick Town
Heaton Stannington v WA Celtic
(Newcastle U21s enter at the Second Round stage, along with Morpeth Town, North
Shields and cup holders Blyth Spartans. Second Round ties are pencilled in to
be played in w/c 23.11.2015).
Confirmed NUFC UK live TV coverage:
NUFC Live on Sky Sports:
Sun 18.10.2015 Norwich City
Sun 25.10.2015 mackems (a) Noon
NUFC Live on BT Sport:
Sat 07.11.2015 Bournemouth (a) 12.45pm
Selections made up to Sun 29.11.2015.
to doubts over the validity of it, the alleged live TV game release schedule
previously posted here has been deleted.
The Premier League wrote on July 3rd 2015 that: For fixtures from December
onwards, live TV matches are mostly confirmed on a month-by-month basis.
The Premier League will seek to confirm live TV matches approximately five or
six weeks prior to the start of the month in question.
For example, December selections are typically confirmed in mid-October.
(For info only, December 2014 live TV picks were published on October 6th
mackems (h) talkSPORT
World Cup @ SJP:
The 20 team event runs until 31.10.2015 with three games at SJP:
Sat 03.10.2015 S.Africa 34-16 Scotland
Fri 09.10.2015 New Zealand v Tonga
Sat 10.10.2015 Samoa v Scotland
Mark Allison aka
Run Geordie Run
will embark on his latest and longest charity quest - from Lisbon to Istanbul
- in 2016.
Raising funds for The Children's Foundation and the Sir Bobby Robson
Foundation, Mark plans to complete the 3,580 miles in 100 days via Portugal, Spain, Andorra, France, Italy,
Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece & Turkey.
Mark is also planning further runs in 2018,
2020, 2022 and 2024 - by which time he hopes to have completed the remaining
13,642 miles of his 20K mile global lap.
International Magpies |
National Service |
Kyle Cameron (Scotland U19s)
Tue 06.10.2015 Mexico (n) Aspach FR
Fri 09.10.2015 USA (n) Stuttgart FR
12.10.2015 Germany (a)
Vurnon Anita, Daryl Janmaat, Tim Krul, Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands)
Sat 10.10.2015 Kazakhstan (a) ECQ
Tue 13.10.2015 Czech Republic (h) ECQ
Shane Ferguson (Northern Ireland)
Thu 08.10.2015 Greece (h) ECQ
Sun 11.10.2015 Finland (a) ECQ
Moussa Sissoko (France)
08.10.2015 Armenia (h) Nice FR
11.10.2015 Denmark (a) Copenhagen FR
2015/16 match dates:
Thu-Tue 12-17.11.2015 (playoff 1 & 2)
2016/17 match dates:
Coxy's Cockup Corner |
Whoops, He did it Again... |
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
|On This Day in History
Born Or Died:
1987 Al Haj Suddouk born,
Who? The winner of the 2005 Soccastars Tournament
(on the right of the photo).
Suddouk beat off competition from thousands of other
youngsters in the Pan-Arabic event to win a year's
contract with our Academy side after being selected by
However, the youngster - who was compared to Nolberto Solano and had only ever
played street football before the tournament - was prevented from taking up
his place due to visa problems.
Soccastars runners-up Amin
Mohammed Al Gabbas (Egypt) and
Abdul Rahman Al Bukhari (Saudi Arabia) were also given one
year Academy placements on Tyneside and moved to England.
Gabbas was spotted playing for us in a friendly two months later at Esh Winning in
October 2005 and he and Bukhari were introduced to the SJP crowd before the
Arsenal game in December 2005.
There were no more sightings and attempts to trace the trio
brought only confirmation that Gabbas was back in his native Egypt
with the El Masry club of Port Said.
1989 Frank Wiafe Danquah born, Amsterdam, Netherlands. (2006-10)
Academy/reserve striker who fought back to full fitness
after breaking his leg shortly after moving to SJP, debuting for the reserves
against Manchester United in March 2007.
Beginning his career as a youngster at Ajax, Frank featured in a first team
friendly loss at Hull City in
July 2007, with another brief runout coming during a home friendly against PSV Eindhoven
a year later.
However an unused substitute slot for our
infamous Hull City home defeat in September 2008 proved to be the nearest he
came to a competitive first team outing.
Released by Newcastle in 2010, Danquah then turned up at both Stockport
County and AFC Bournemouth, appearing in reserve games as a trialist but
A nomadic career then saw Frank play for Ferencvaros
(Hungary) and Waasland Beveren (Belgium) followed by trials with Kayseri Erciyesspor (Turkey),
Elche (Spain) and Gateshead.
Following a brief stint at Newcastle Benfield, Frank
returned to his native Holland with FC Chabab, then FC Brasov (Romania), Targa
Mures (Romania), Achilles 29 (Holland) and
FC Lienden (Holland).
The death of entertainer Norman Wisdom.
He was 95.
A former Brighton & Hove Albion Director, Norman was a Toon sympathiser
who attributed his liking for United to the influence of Amble-born Newcastle
fan Patrick Dickinson, who served with him in the Royal Signals.
September 2001 saw Norman grace the SJP turf as guest of honour for
the England v Albania international. In recognition of his heroic status in
Albania, he took to the field wearing a special half-in-half kit.
Making regular visits to the region, Sir Norman appeared on stage with fellow
Knights Bobby Robson and John Hall at Ramside Hall in 2003 - performing an
impromptu version of his signature tune, "Don't Laugh At Me...."
1902 Notts County (h)
1913 Bolton Wanderers
Lillycrop, Vizard, J.Smith
1919 Liverpool (h)
Centre forward Billy
Hibbert notched the second hat trick of his Newcastle
career almost eight years after the first - and promptly
hit another treble in United's next home game, against
Bradford Park Avenue.
There was a debut for Alex Ramsay, who would give way to Stan Seymour in
the outside left role within a year.
1924 Nottingham Forest
1930 Liverpool (h)
Smith(38,47), Hodgson(43), Edmed(80)
Scottish centre forward Jimmy Smith helped himself to
a brace for the visitors, while Dick Edmed and South African-born Gordon
Hodgson also netted past Magpies goalkeeper Albert McInroy.
1941 York City (a)
1947 Coventry City (h) 0-0 (0-0)
1952 Liverpool (a)
Prior, G.Robledo 2(1pen)
Liddell(9), Smith(36,69), Baron(47), Paisley(77)
1954 Plymouth Argyle (a)
Aston Villa (a) 1-2
1961 Liverpool (a)
1969 Crystal Palace (a) 3-0
Davies, Dyson, Robson
1972 Blackpool (h)
League Cup 3rd Round
Alan Suddick made a scoring return
to SJP from the spot after Terry Hibbitt's handball,
but injury stopped fellow old boy Keith Dyson from playing.
Tottenham Hotspur (h) 2-2 (1-0)
Following back to back losses at Birmingham and QPR, there was some respite
on home turf for Magpies boss Gordon Leee.
1980 West Ham United (h)
A third successive 0-0 for the home side,
1986 Southampton (a)
After netting just once in our opening five away
games, an early fumble by Peter Shilton that allowed a shot from Andy Thomas
into the net was most welcome.
However that lead was short-lived as Northern Ireland international striker
Colin Clarke scored the first goal of his hat trick.
1989 Reading (h)
League Cup 2nd Round 2nd Leg
Brazil (40pen), Brock(56), Thorn(63), McGhee(90)
Trailing 1-3 after the first leg at Elm Park, United
eased into the next round and a home tie against West
footage is online here
1992 Brentford (a)
Sunday afternoon live on ITV - cheering United on from
the standing section behind the goal at Griffin Park were Dave Beasant and
Joe Allon, complete with toon scarves.
footage is online here
Bristol City (h)
(8-1 on aggregate)
League Cup 2nd Round
Barton(48), Albert(55), Ferdinand(65)
Debuts for Paul Brayson and Jimmy Crawford (on as a
substitute.) Another long-term injury victim returned as
Philippe Albert played his first game of the season and scored,
while Warren Barton struck his first for the club.
came early as Spurs paid an almighty £4.2m to lure
Ruel Fox away from SJP. Muchos Gracias, senor Ardiles.
unannounced game, this time at Longbenton where the
reserves played a Hearts side and won 4-0.
Goals came from Lee Clark, Rob Lee and a Paul Kitson
1997 Tottenham Hotspur
Ruel Fox and Les Ferdinand returned to Tyneside and managed to
lock themselves in the away team toilet, missing the start
of the second half.
A late winner for boyhood Gunners fan Barton at the
Gallowgate End settled it, with a
clearly overwhelmed Ferdinand ending the game standing in the centre
circle, half wearing a Newcastle shirt and acknowledging applause from all four sides of the ground.
Bergkamp (21,66pen), Anelka(29)
Nicos Dabizas was sent off and Shay Given saved a late
penalty. A season of struggle lay
ahead after this public undressing....
David Batty in front of
the North Bank
Mr Dependable, Alan Shearer, secured our first
Premiership victory of the season against his old club - and quelled the
increasing chatter about dressing room strife among Bobby Robson's
Big Al's 44th minute strike - his 250th
career league goal - was the difference on a nervy day at SJP. Saints were there to be beaten but United made hard work
2004 No lack of effort
from Tommy Craig's side and an improvement on the previous week's
dismal showing against Forest but it ended goalless against Liverpool Reserves.
That meant it was just two home goals in six hours of reserve football for the faithful, and we seldom looked like improving that tally.
And had it not been for a fine save by Tony Caig with fifteen minutes
remaining to deny striker Neil Mellor, then Liverpool would have left
Tyneside with all three points.
NUFC.com match report
2006 A statement was released by the Football Federation
Australia regarding Newcastle defender Craig Moore:
"Craig Moore has been suspended from the Qantas Socceroos squad for the
match against Paraguay this coming weekend. Moore had not reported for
training when the squad assembled in Brisbane."
Moore claimed that a combination of
sleeping pills and jet lag had caused him to miss the flight. However, our
info suggested that a day at the races (seeing his horse come second) and a
night at the casino might have had a little more to do with it....
2007 The Manchester Evening News
Former Manchester City player Joey Barton appeared before Trafford
Magistrates today accused of assaulting a team mate at the club's Carrington
The 25-year-old, now playing for Newcastle United, was dressed smartly in a
blue suit during the brief hearing, which was adjourned until November 22 when
Barton will re-appear at Manchester's Minshull Street Crown Court for a plea
and case management hearing.
Barton, is charged with section 47 assault on Ousmane Dabo.
SkySports continued their one-eyed coverage of the NUFC/Kevin
Keegan litigation, as the club's former Executive Director (football) Dennis
Wise appeared on punditry duties and spoke about his time at SJP.
Wise had appeared in a similar role earlier in the week, backing Chris Hughton
to be given the United job on a permanent basis.
Interviewed by Richard Keys, Wise took the opportunity to repeat
previous propaganda from the Ashley camp - as well as offer a counter view to
the claims made in Kevin Keegan's post-verdict statement.
Most notably, Wise claimed that a settlement offer was made to KK in advance
of the tribunal:
was an offer put in by Mike I believe, and it was probably more than what
Kevin got.....to settle it, yes....for more than the two million yes."
He also reinforced the line about the inflated sums that KK's legal team
had gone looking for:
"Mike was worried....when someone is
suing you for £26m..."
And the "A" word almost inevitably made an appearance when Wise was asked
what would have happened to his former employers had KK received a larger
As for his own relations with KK, Wise ventured that:
"It was a difficult situation."
When Wise was asked for his opinion of what Mike Ashley's next move at SJP
"I think he will hold onto the club until they are promoted. I think
they'll go up this year, I genuinely hope they do, then Mike will take a
decision next summer."
Newcastle Reserves extended
their unbeaten start to the season to four games with a 3-0 win over Bolton at
Leyland, thanks to goals from Sammy Ameobi and a brace from Sylvain Marveaux.
NUFC.com match report
(h) 3-0 (2-0)
Europa League GSM2
United made it 20 European home games without defeat with a
seventh straight win at SJP against UEFA opponents.
Shola Ameobi's 13th European goal and an OG made for a comfortable half time
lead and although Rob Elliot had to be replaced by Steve Harper, Papiss Cisse
quickly volleyed in a third to put Newcastle top of Group
Future Magpie Yoan Gouffran started for the visitors before making way for former mackem David
NUFC.com match report
Swansea City (a)
A brace from Papiss Cisse spared United from defeat, but Alan Pardew's side
left South Wales after extending their winless Premier League run to seven games.
NUFC.com match report