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Arsenal U21s 1 Newcastle U21s 2
Two goals from Remie Streete on Monday night made it three wins on
the bounce for Newcastle's U21 side and returned them to the top of the table
The 19 year-old central defender twice headed in from corners and contributed
a solid 90 minute display, as the previously-unbeaten Gunners were beaten at
their adopted home of Boreham Wood's Meadow Park.
Streete's match-winning performance reportedly came in front of
representatives from Port Vale, with the League One side looking to seal a
loan deal for the player.
With one eye on Tuesday's Capital One Cup meeting with Southampton, Arsenal
made a host of changes to their usual U21 lineup, with striker Chuba Akpom not
getting the opportunity to add to his six goals this season.
The hosts dominated the opening exchanges and Ainsley Maitland-Niles missed
his shot when well-placed on six minutes, before the Magpies had crossed over
Gradually though the visitors started to apply pressure and Dan Barlaser saw a
15th minute shot deflected just wide, resulting in one of a series of
Barlaser then supplied the corner for the opener on 20 minutes that Streete
headed past Matt Macey. And the Gunners custodian was then called into action
after 40 minutes to tip away Shane Ferguson's fierce free kick.
Into the second half and with Arsenal still looking slightly disjointed,
United youngster Callum Roberts broke away before shooting narrowly wide in
the 58th minute.
Streete then neatly replicated his first half effort six minutes
later, heading home
Liam Smith's corner from the opposite flank to make it 2-0.
That belatedly stung Arsenal into upping their attacking efforts, Jak Alnwick
flinging himself to tip Gedion Zelalem's attempt round the post after 75th
Arsenal did pull a goal back with a minute of normal time remaining, when a cross from the right
across the box wasn't dealt with and Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill stole in
unmarked at the back post to drive home.
However Peter Beardsley's side saw out three minutes of added time to claim
all three points and extend their unbeaten start to the season to four
on Monday that former Magpie,
John Tudor, has been hospitalised
following a heart attack.
The 68 year-old successfully underwent emergency surgery and is now reported
to be resting and stable.
One Cup: Palace
on the night
Confirmation from Crystal Palacethat tickets
for the away stand at Selhurst Park will be available until kickoff this
coming Wednesday night (8pm). There's
no season ticket or membership restriction - it's a public sale.
will be housed in
blocks R, S and T of the Arthur Wait Stand and tickets can be bought from the
ticket office on that side of the ground (Park Road).
Prices are £15 adults and £10 concessions and sales will be strictly cash
only. There are no pay turnstiles.
PS:The Back Page still have a handful of seats left on their
coach transport to Selhurst Park - visit the shop on St. Andrews Street or
ring them on 0191 261 5005.
Premier League: Seen
it, scored it,
got the T-shirt...
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
art: SJP giveaway
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 made, we've got one of
each to give away in a free-to-enter competition.
be in with a chance of winning one, email
us herewith your answer to this question:
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?
date is Wed Sep 24th @ 8pm, subject is: SJP. 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 (except for the
ongoing HM Forces email restriction).
It's now just one point from a
possible 15 for Dave Watson's U18s, as they proved unable to replicate
victories on their last two visits to Rockcliffe Park.
The winning goal game during the second half, when Junior Mondal set up Alex
Pattison to fire home, with Boro also striking the woodwork late on.
United visit Selhurst Park for a Capital
One Third Round tie against Crystal Palace this coming Wednesday night.
Kick-off is at 8pm and as usual in this competition, the tie must conclude on the night - via
extra time and penalty kicks if required.
The Fourth Round draw will take place live on Sky Sports on Wednesday night,
following their coverage of the Spurs v Nottingham Forest tie.
will be housed in
blocks R, S and T of the Arthur Wait Stand with home areas in the rest of that
stand not open for this game. Palace confirm that away fans can buy tickets up
to kickoff from the Park Road Ticket Office, £15 adults and £10 concessions.
After a 610 mile round trip to Gillingham in the last round, this adds another
595 miles for those on the road from Tyneside - and to make matters
worse, the league visit to Palace next February is also on a midweek night.
Squad: Davide Santon, Siem De Jong and Rolando Aarons are all missing
through injury, while Ryan Taylor is back in training but
Paddy Power match betting will appear online here
Eagles must play a trio of matches in just seven days, travelling to Everton
on Sunday before entertaining Leicester City on Saturday week.
By contrast, United will face a manageable three games in a ten day period,
facing Hull City at home on Saturday and Stoke City away on Monday week. Referee:
Robert Madley (West Yorkshire) whistler who made his bow in the Premier
League during the 2013/14 season but has never previously taken charge of any
competitive senior fixture involving United.
Travel: no scheduled disruptions
UK TV: None
- highlights on BBC1 @ 11.05pm
Overseas TV: None
UK Radio: None
NE Radio: Live commentary on BBC Newcastle
If you're looking for positives, United will go to Selhurst in search of a sixth
successive win over Palace there. Less comfortingly though, we've lost 17
of our 26 League Cup ties against fellow Premier League sides since 1993 and
won only one of the last eight (Chelsea away in 2010).
We've faced Alan Pardew's former club six times in the FA Cup (all at SJP,
with Newcastle winning five and losing one) but this is the first-ever League
However, Selhurst Park itself has hosted a tie in this competition involving
United, when temporary tenants Wimbledon defeated us 1-2 in a Third Round in
Magpies v Eagles @ Selhurst - all time:
2013/14 won 3-0 Cabaye, og(Gabbidon),
Ben Arfa(pen) 2009/10 won 2-0 Nolan, Ryan Taylor 2004/05 won 2-0 Kluivert, Bellamy 1997/98 won 2-1 Tomasson, Ketsbaia 1994/95 won 1-0 Beardsley 1983/84 lost 1-3 Beardsley 1982/83 won 2-0 Waddle, Varadi 1981/82 won 2-1 Waddle, Mills 1978/79 lost 0-1 1972/73 lost 1-2 Tudor 1971/72 lost 0-2 1970/71 lost 0-1 1969/70 won 3-0 Davies, Dyson, Robson 1964/65 drew 1-1 Cummings
Cup Third Round:
Tue 23.09.2014: Arsenal
Cardiff City v Bournemouth
Derby County v Reading
Fulham v Doncaster Rovers
Leyton Orient v Sheffield United
Liverpool v Middlesbrough Sky
MK Dons v Bradford City
Shrewsbury Town v Norwich City
mackems v Stoke City
Swansea City v Everton
Wed 24.09.2014: Burton Albion v Brighton & Hove Albion
Chelsea v Bolton Wanderers
Crystal Palace v Newcastle United
Manchester City v Sheffield Wednesday
Spurs v Nottingham Forest Sky
West Bromwich Albion v Hull City
1914: Goodbye to all that
This coming Saturday (27th) sees club historian Paul Joannou give a
talk on "Newcastle United Football Club and the Great War" at
the Discovery Museum.
100 years after the outbreak of hostilities, Paul provides an overview of
how the war affected the Magpies and recounts some of the stories of those in
black and white who served King and country.
Venue is the Archives Education Room and start time is
11.30am, with the talk running for about an hour.
Magpies currently on temporary assignment
Jamaal Lascelles, Karl Darlow (Nottingham Forest)
Saturday saw Stuart Pearce's
side play out a scoreless draw at Millwall
Championship. Darlow kept a clean sheet
while Lascelles wasn't called off the bench.
Next game:Spurs (a)
Capital One Cup, Wednesday.
Freddie Woodman (Hartlepool United)
The young goalkeeper watched
from the bench as 'Pools were beaten 0-2 by Plymouth Argyle
at Home Park in
League Two on Saturday.
Next game:Carlisle United (h) Saturday.
Sylvain Marveaux (Guingamp)
The winger played 72 minutes of a 0-1 loss away to Monaco in Ligue 1 on
Next game: Metz (h) Ligue 1, Wednesday.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (AS Roma) A 2-0 home victory over Cagliari on Sunday saw the defender make his
Serie A bow, completing the full 90 minutes as his side went to the top of the
Next game: Parma (a) Serie A, Wednesday.
Hatem Ben Arfa (Hull City)
Next game: West Bromwich Albion (a) Capital One Cup, Wednesday.
Third (fourth) kit
As seen in the official 2014/15 Premier League
handbook some weeks ago, Newcastle have now belatedly supplied details of the
third kit, which is now on sale and will be worn away at Stoke
City on Monday week.
In their launch blurb, they claim that the design was chosen in conjunction
with the fans forum last season, although that's disputed.
It's yet to be confirmed whether a red, white and blue kit was among discarded
(this is confusingly the fourth kit to be revealed, but the third to go on
sale, with the predominantly white one worn against Real Sociedad in August
available to buy nearer Christmas)
Contrary to reports that the loan deal that took Hatem
Ben Arfa to Hull City on transfer deadline day contained no recall
provision, it's now emerged that the player and the two clubs all have
provision to end the agreement.
Given the poor standing of the player in the Newcastle dressing room though,
it's difficult to envisage seeing Hatem again in a black and white shirt -
regardless of whether Alan Pardew remains in post or
Internationals: Freddie called up
Currently on loan at League Two side Hartlepool United, Newcastle reserve
goalkeeper Freddie Woodman has been drafted into the England U18 squad
following the withdrawal of another player.
Woodman is one of two custodians in the selection for a friendly match against
Italy on Wednesday afternoon in the Adriatic coastal town of Caorle.
Update: further details from the Gutierrez TV interview reveal that the
initial diagnosis of his testicular cancer came a scan that he underwent after
suffering an injury during the home game against Arsenal in May 2013.
After having the affected testicle removed in Argentina, during October, Jonas
returned to Newcastle and played one reserve game in December before joining
Norwich City on loan, making four appearances in as many
Five months on from the surgery, a check up revealed traces of cancer had
returned and at that point he was prescribed a course of chemotherapy, during
which he lost his trademark flowing locks.
Putting together the above into a timeline does raise a number of questions,
in particular the short interval between surgery and returning to playing,
plus what medical checks were carried out before joining Norwich.
And finally, was including Jonas in Newcastle's 25 man Premier League squad
this season a confidence booster for him or indicative of a possible playing
24 hours after the player made his announcement, NUFC released their own
Newcastle United can confirm that winger Jonas Gutierrez is continuing to
receive treatment in Argentina after being diagnosed with testicular cancer.
The Club has been aware of Jonas' condition for some time but has respected
his wish for privacy as he undergoes treatment with his friends and family
Newcastle United managing director, Lee Charnley, said: "We have and will
continue to offer Jonas our full support.
"We thank our fans for their kind messages of support for Jonas and the
thoughts and best wishes of everyone connected to Newcastle United are with
him at this time."
The club kindly requests that Jonas'
privacy is respected ahead of further enquiries.
Tuesday evening saw the publication of quotes from Jonas Gutierrez
given to a TV station in his native Argentina,
confirming why he's not featured in the Newcastle squad this season:
"When I confirmed that I had cancer I went home crying. This was the most
difficult game I had to play.
"I detected a tumour in a testicle. I
came here and I assumed the costs, despite having a contract with Newcastle.
"Money is not important. What is
important is health and I had to start chemotherapy. It was hard to find my
hair falling out. I did not want to cut it. I wanted to hold on.
"Fighting cancer makes the rest of
the problems are insignificant. I decided to tell my story because maybe is
will help people who have cancer."
"I removed the left testicle. I
returned to England and Newcastle told me to leave."
Following John Gibson's appearance in Wallsend
last Friday, he's
hosting a similar event at Northern League club Dunston UTSthis Thursday,
Appearing with John will be Malcolm Macdonald and the event gets underway at
7pm. Tickets are £5 including a pie and pea supper, available from the
clubhouse or by calling 0191 493 2935. All proceeds go to the club.
The event is part of John's promotion of his new book, "The Gibbo
Files", available for £9.99 from local booksellers including The Back
Page on St. Andrews Street.
boy: Shola spotted
While his old team were sinking without trace at Southampton, Shola Ameobi made
a competitive debut for Gaziantep in the second tier of Turkish football.
Wearing his familiar number 23 shirt, Ameobi (pictured above in the all white
strip) completed all 90 minutes of a 0-0 draw away to Kayserispor, collecting
a booking within three minutes of the opening whistle.
Shola's debut had been delayed a week due to serving a suspension following
the red card that curtailed his final appearance for Newcastle last season, at
PS: Friday saw Shola net his first goal in Turkish football, converting a
penalty in a 1-1 draw against Adanaspor.
Fanzine: Tablets of Toon
Issue 114 of True Faith is now available in digital-only
format. Click here
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Online subscriptions cost £17.99 annually, with a £5.99 quarterly option.
Ten issues per season, each one has a minimum of 100 pages (114 clocks in at
Subscribers also get free access to 34 back issues.
Update: signed KK boot/photo montage now also on sale.
Wednesday saw United confirm further reciprocal pricing deals with two Premier
League sides - and announce a discount on ticket prices for a third away day.
Following on from agreements reached with Southampton and Stoke City,
travelling fans will now pay less for the games with Swansea City and Everton,
while the visit to Spurs will also be subject to a price restriction.
Swansea City: £25 adults, £12.50 concessions
(this still represents a price increase on 2013/14 when adults were charged
£20, but better than the £35 that Toon fans had to fork out in the two
Everton: £20 adults, £10 concessions
(that's a rather more real world price to occupy a 19th century hovel with
awful sightlines than the £33 last season and the £39 in 2012/13)
Spurs away: NUFC will subsidise their support for the visit to White
Hart Lane from the away fans fund:
(for clarity, the reciprocal rates apply to away fans attending each game
against that side and reaching an agreement of this type allows the home club
to offer discounted tickets to home fans without any fear of sanction for
flouting parallel pricing guidelines).
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)
Wed 24.09.2014 Crystal Palace (a) @ Selhurst Park, 8pm.
Capital One Cup Third Round. NUFC
fans can buy tickets up to kickoff from the Park Road Ticket Office, £15
adults and £10 concessions.
U18s v Liverpool (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League. Mon 29.09.2014 Stoke City (a) @ Britannia Stadium, 8pm. Premier
League. Member sale now. £20 adults,
£5 OAPs, U17s. Live on Sky Sports.
Wed 01.10.2014 U21s v Heaton Stannington (a)
@ Grounsell Park, 7pm Friendly.
U18s v Derby County (h) @ Little Benton,
1pm. U18 Premier League. Sat 04.10.2014 Swansea City (a) @ Liberty Stadium, 3pm. Premier
sale now. £25 adults, £12.50 Over 60s, U16s, NUS.
U18s v Manchester City (a) @ Platt
Lane, 1pm. U18 Premier League.
U18s v Everton (h) @ Little
Benton, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Sat 18.10.2014 Leicester City (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier
League. Ticket details awaited.
Mon 20.10.2014 U21s v Brighton (h) @ Whitley Park,
U18s v Blackburn Rovers (a) @
Brockhall, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Sun 26.10.2014 Spurs (a) @ White Hart Lane, 1.30pm. Premier
League. Member sale now. Upper tier: £31, £14 over 65s, £12 U16s. Lower
tier: £27, £11 over 65s, £9 U16s.
Mon 27.10.2014 U21s v Middlesbrough (a) @ Victoria Park, Hartlepool 7pm. U21
U18s v Wolves (h) @ Little
Benton, 1pm. U18 Premier League.
Sat 01.11.2014 Liverpool (h) @ SJP, 12.45pm. Premier
League. Ticket details awaited.
Live on BT Sport.
Mon 03.11.2014 U21s v Aston Villa (a)
@ SJP 7pm. U21
Cup Round Dates:
3rd Round w/c 22.09.2014 4th Round w/c 27.10.2014 QF w/c 01.12.2014 SF(1L) w/c 05.01.2015 SF(2L) w/c 19.01.2015 Final Sun 01.03.2015
FA Cup Round Dates:
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
U21 Premier League Cup Dates:
Round of 32: no later than 08.12.2014 Round of 16: no later than 05.01.2015 QF: no later than 02.02.2015 SF: no later than 02.03.2015 Final: no later than 30.03.2015
Northumberland Senior Cup 1st
06.10.2014 Team Northumbria
v Bedlington 07.10.2014 Alnwick Town v Heaton Stan 08.10.2014 Morpeth Town v North Shields 08.10.2014 Newcastle Benfield v WA Celtic
(The four winners of those ties
then go into the Second Round draw with Ashington, Blyth Spartans, NUFC and
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:
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 27.09.2014 Aldershot Town Sat 04.10.2014 Braintree Town Tue 07.10.2014 Alfreton Town (7.45pm)
Sat 18.10.2014 Barnet
A similar scheme is also in operation at Northern Premier League side Darlington
1883, where NUFC season ticket holders can gain entry to league games for £6.
(all 3pm KOunless specified):
Wed 01.10 2014 Harrogate RA (7.45pm) Sat 04.10.2014 Padiham Wed 15.10.2014 Ossett Albion (7.45pm) Sat 25.10.2014 Burscough
(NB: home games are staged at Bishop Auckland FC's Heritage Park home)
League Magic Weekend @ SJP:
The 12 team event takes place on 30.05.2015 and 31.05.2015, with three games at
SJP each day.
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.
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
On This Day in History
Born Or Died:
1903 Thomas Leach
born, Wincobank, Sheffield. (1934-36)
international defender while at Sheffield Wednesday, Thomas
(generally known as Tony) moved
to Hillsbrorough from Wath Athletic in 1926.
Made captain at Newcastle, Leach guided his side to sixth and eighth placed
finishes in the Second Division before moving on to play for Stockport, Carlisle and Lincoln.
Leach is remember in Cumbria for his part in an attempted illegal
Stockport County were chasing promotion and their main rivals were
Lincoln City - with two of Carlisle's remaining four games in the
1936/37 season being against Lincoln.
County made contact with Leach and offered to pay all the Carlisle
players a bonus if the Cumbrians overcame the Imps in both those games.
However, an FA commission the following year found Leach guilty,
suspending and fining him.
Carlisle had won only one of the two games while neither Lincoln nor
Stockport were promoted - and in a strange twist, by the time the
commission met, Leach was a Lincoln player, so served his ban while on
their books. Tony passed away in
1936 George Eastham
Joining United from Northern Irish club Ards in
1956, George made his first team debut in a 2-2
home draw with Luton that October.
While a popular player at SJP, George's spell as a
Newcastle player is remembered for a contractual
dispute that was ultimately to lead to
ground-breaking changes in the transfer system.
Attempting to secure a transfer in December 1959,
George found his request refused by United who
retained his registration the following summer
when his contract expired, playing his final game
for the club in a 1-0 home loss to Manchester City
in April 1960.
Refusing to sign on the terms offered meant that
George was unable to play and was forced to work
as a cork tile salesman in order to receive a wage
(in the Guildford area, far away from the North
A £47,500 transfer was ultimately concluded to
Arsenal, but Eastham (backed by the PFA)
maintained his stance against the "retain and
transfer" system and ultimately mounted a
successful challenge in the High Court.
Enduring crowd abuse upon his return to SJP with
the Gunners, George's time at Highbury proved also
to be somewhat problematic, with a dispute over
wages 1961 and a change in playing style seeing
him transfer -listed the following year.
He remained at Highbury until 1966 though, first
winning international recognition against Brazil
at Wembley in May 1963 - the first of 18 full
caps, having previously appeared at both U23 and
FA Representative level.
The 1966/67 season saw George move to Stoke City
and he was to win a Football League Cup medal in 1972,
scoring the winner against Chelsea at the age of
Awarded the OBE in 1973, George retired from
playing the following year and was appointed as
Tony Waddington's assistant at the Victoria Ground
- succeeding him in 1977 but only lasting ten
months before leaving.
He later settled in South Africa - having spent
some time there in 1971 while on a sabbatical from
the Potters, playing for Cape Town City and
managing the Hellenic club.
Living in Cape Town, George ran a travel agency
and also continued to be involved in football,
both coaching and scouting.
2008 saw him back in England as his medals, shirts and caps were auctioned off to
benefit his family, before he received a further
belated gong the following year.
That came about after a change of heart from FIFA,
who decided to backdate the award of medals to
members of the winning squads between 1930 and
That meant that George and a dozen other players
and staff members from Sir Alf Ramsay's England
1966 World Cup squad
Eastham visited 10 Downing Street for
a belated presentation of his medal by then-PM,
1989 Darren Lough born, Longhorsley (2006-10)
Defender who recovered from a broken leg
suffered during an FA Youth Cup tie at SJP against
Millwall in February 2007.
Appearing for both academy & junior sides,
Darren featured in pre-season first team squads in
both 2007 & 2008, appearing for the first time
in July 2007 as substitute in a friendly at
He then started the following game away at Hull
when then-boss Sam Allardyce fielded a virtual
reserve XI and saw his side beaten 0-1.
Within days, Darren netted his first reserve goal,
crashing home a shot from outside the area in a
3-0 win over Bolton at SJP.
A return to first team friendly action came in
2009, when Darren appeared for the final 10 minutes of the 6-1
humiliation at Orient.
He was released by the club in 2010 and had
trials at Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Gillingham, Leyton Orient and
Gateshead before joining hometown club Ashington.
Recovering from a fractured skull in a FA Cup tie against Vauxhall Motors,
Lough joined Icelandic side KA Akureyri in 2012.
Returning to the Colliers during the Icelandic close season, Darren then
agreed a second season at Akureyri, flying out to begin pre-season
training in February 2013.
He then joined IA Akranes in January 2014, signing a two year deal.
1989 Wesley Ngo Baheng born Blanc Mesnil, France.
Reserve striker who never made his first team debut, but won a place on the bench for the Carling Cup
loss to Peterborough in 2009 - on the eve of his 20th birthday.
Wesley's call-up followed a run of goalscoring form
for the reserve side in pre-season that extended
to the opening games of the club's reserve campaign.
He also featured in United's opening first team
kickabout of the pre-season away to Shamrock Rovers.
Originally on trial at Bolton Wanderers, Wesley then followed Trotters
boss Sam Allardyce to SJP in
the summer of 2007.
However, no deal was concluded with his former club Le Havre until the January 2008
transfer window - making a reserve debut against the mackems soon
An eventful opening few months at that level saw
him net against Bolton and
Blackburn before being red-carded against
Manchester United at SJP in March.
Wesley then returned to the same venue in April
2008 for the Northumberland Senior Cup Final against Blyth Spartans,
only to sustain a serious leg injury.
That sidelined him until the following March, when
he marked his reserve comeback with a goal in a 5-0 Senior Cup tie
success over Team Northumbria at Whitley Park.
Released by United in summer 2010, Wesley then
embarked on a
mini-tour of Europe, with trials at Mechelen (Belgium), Faro (Portugal),
Nuremburg (Germany), Amiens (France) and Gateshead.
Winning a short-term deal with Aldershot Town in
November 2010, Baheng made four sub appearances
without scoring, before moving on to League Two
After just two sub outings totaling eight minutes
for the Bulls however, Wesley was again a free
agent by June 2011.
Returned to his home town Blanc-Mesnil, he appeared for the seaside
club before signing for amateur neighbours FC Dieppe.
Away from football, Baheng performed and
recorded as a rapper, under the moniker of F-ikass.
1994 Yusuf Mersin born, London.
youth international goalkeeper who began his
career with Millwall before making a switch to
Liverpool in late 2010.
Standing 6 foot 5 inches tall. Mersin went on to
feature at both Academy and reserve level for the
He then appeared as a stand-in for United's U18
side twice during August 2013, while first-choice
custodian Freddie Woodman was on international
duty for England.
Virtually a spectator on his debut as the mackems were beaten 3-0
at Little Benton, Yusuf was rather more involved
three days later when he played in a 1-2 defeat by
Southampton at the same venue.
Returning to Liverpool, Mersin's name then
appeared among the many young players registered
by the Reds for that season with the Premier
However he remained on the fringes for Liverpool and agreed a permanent move
during August 2014, signing for Turkish Super League side Kasimpasa.
1893 Burton Swifts (h)
Division Two Unknown Scorer
Dewy, Ekins, Boggie Only appearance of J.Barr for United, at right half
and one of only two runouts for goalkeeper Joe Ryder.
1896 Sunderland (a)
1899 Derby County (h)
Division One Peddie, Wardrope
1905 Derby County (h)
Division One Richards
1907 Chelsea (a)
1911 Manchester City
Division One Stewart
11,000 James "Tadger" Stewart's fourth goal of the
season was enough to claim the points at Gallowgate.
1914 Sunderland (h)
6,738 Hospital Cup
1922 Preston North End
Division One Harris(9,2-0),
35,000 First of two appearances for perennial reserve winger
Eddie Richardson, who joined United from South Shields.
1933 Birmingham (h)
Division One 22,000
1944 Sunderland (a)
War League Whitelum 2
18,000 A defeat on wearside during the sixth wartime season.
1950 Arsenal (h)
Division One Milburn, Taylor
Division One Jordan(4,25), Marriott(10)
29,271 The Newcastle defence continued to concede goals at an
alarming rate, as two from Clarrie Jordan and one from
Jack Marriott made it 3-0 at half time and 13 in three
1961 Southampton (a)
Division Two O'Brien(34pen)
1964 Blackpool (a)
League Cup 2nd Round Ball(pen), Horne(pen), Lea
1967 Sheffield United
Division One Robson(pen)
1970 Inter Milan
Fairs Cup 1st Round
1st Leg Davies(43)
14,460 A battling performance in the San Siro saw the home
side resort to violent tactics in their attempts to combat
United in general and their striking talisman Wyn Davies
The Welsh forward was booked for moaning to the referee
about the rough treatment he received, but had the last
laugh when he put his side ahead.
Joe Harvey said afterwards, "I'm over the moon, I
would have settled for this result before we left
1972 Leeds United (h)
Division One Smith(1), Tudor(7), Macdonald(61)
38,964 A seesaw game at SJP that the BBC's Match of the Day
covered and which saw four goals scored in the opening
Jinky Jim Smith had an epic game and after lashing home
on 35 seconds proceeded to lay on both his sides other
goals - Supermac smashing in the winner following
a great dummy from Tommy Gibb. Youtube
footage is online here
1975 Birmingham City
Division One T.Craig, Nulty
Withe 2, Francis(pen)
31,166 Future Magpie Peter Withe found the net.
Division Two 26,361
Shrewsbury Town (h)
Division Two Wharton(42), Shinton(59)
1982 The Reserves
travelled to Old Trafford and won
3-2, thanks to goals from Chris Waddle, Chris Hedworth and
trialist Gary Haire.
Over 4,000 were present to see Peter Beardsley net for
Manchester United during his brief spell on their books.
1986 Bradford City (a)
League Cup 2nd Round
1st Leg Abbott(pen), Goodman
6,384 This match was played at Odsal Stadium following the tragic events which forced the temporary
closure of Valley Parade.
The Newcastle fans were better
behaved than their Leeds counterparts, who had run riot in
the previous game at Odsal and set alight a mobile chip
1987 Blackpool (a)
League Cup 2nd Round
1st Leg Cunningham
7,959 The Seasiders took a one goal lead to SJP after
former Magpie Tony Cunningham capitalised on a misjudged
1992 Middlesbrough (h)
League Cup 2nd Round
1st Leg 25,814 Debut for £575,000 midfield signing Robert Lee, who wisely turned down a move to
the smoggies in favour of joining United.
Charlton Athletic (h)
Following an unimpressive 2-0 midweek victory over Leyton Orient in the
League Cup, the visit of Alan
Curbishley's side brought another listless home
Lomana LuaLua debuted
and almost set up Alan Shearer towards the end but an apathetic
crowd trudged home after the defeat, while manager Bobby
Robson kept his players in the dressing room for an hour, NUFC.com
Debutant Lua Lua
West Ham (a)
Premiership Hutchison(18), Di Canio(53), Kanoute(82)
24,810 Our unbeaten record in league and cup games of eleven games from the
start of the season was well and truly blown away in this Sunday
afternoon kick-off covered live by Sky.
The visitors were
denied a blatant penalty when Christian Dailly felled Robbie Elliott but
the rubbish that followed couldn't be excused, as Glenn Roeder's side
strolled to victory and former Magpie goalkeeper Shaka
Hislop had virtually nothing to do in the entire game. NUFC.com match
Michael Chopra shot the Reserves ahead against Leeds
United at Gateshead Stadium, only for the visitors to net three
times in 17 second half minutes.
Joe Kendrick got one back before future Magpie James Milner
to seal a 4-2 away win.
West Ham (h)
Premier League Viduka(2,41), N'Zogbia(76)
Newcastle recovered from the
awful defeat at Derby in their previous outing, against a
Hammers side for whom old boy Craig Bellamy was missing
All three goals came from crosses down the left, with
N'Zogbia delivering the first two before rounding things
off by getting on the end of an Obafemi Martins pull
NUFC.com match report
Norwich City (h)
Premier League Ba(19)
49,402 United managed to follow up a Thursday Europa
League tie with a Sunday Premier League win at the third
time of asking, returning from Madeira to ensure that
their former boss Chris Hughton left Tyneside
Ben Arfa's defence-splitting pass was rammed home by Demba Ba for his 20th Toon
goal, but some questionable on-field decision making during first half added
time almost cost United dear.
Awarded a penalty kick, a collective team decision to entrust duties to a
clearly reluctant Papiss Cisse saw him reprise an awful pre-season effort by
hoofing the ball high over the bar into the Gallowgate End.
NUFC.com match report