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Ticket news:
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Everton (a) ST Holders (zero points)

Arsenal (h) Member sale now

Premier League:
Manchester United (h)


A second home game in five days sees the Magpies entertain the Red Devils on Wednesday evening. 

Kick-off is at 7.45pm and remaining tickets are on sale to members, although the cheapest adult ticket of £42 is unsurprisingly driving some fans to the nearest TV.

The winner of the altoonative travel VIP ticket giveaway for this match was Joe Harland from Washington.

The Magpies are bidding to notch up what would be only a second league home victory over Manchester United in their last eleven meetings (8 losses, 2 draws, 1 win).

Louis Van Gaal makes a third competitive visit to SJP as a manager, having first seen his Barcelona side memorably beaten 3-2 at SJP in September 1997. He then returned in March 2007 to oversee a 2-4 defeat for AZ Alkmaar.

Paddy Power match betting is online here
Newcastle to win @ 3/1
Papiss Cisse to score in a 1-0 win @ 50/1
Newcastle not to score @ 6/4
Newcastle to score in both halves @ 9/2
Penalty scored by either side @ 4/1

(NB: quoted odds were accurate at the time of writing, but subject to fluctuation - click on the link above to display current live odds). 

Squad: Contrary to previous positive reports, it now appears that Massadio Haidara will not be fit enough to feature after damaging his knee against Aston Villa.

Injury also sidelines Siem De Jong, Steven Taylor, Paul Dummett and Cheick Tiote. Jack Colback completes his two match suspension after reaching ten bookings.

Remy Cabella and Rolando Aarons are also unavailable.

Following recent speculation, Aarons took to social media to confirm that separate hamstring problems had kept him out of action since November, while his return has been delayed by a thigh strain.

The winger is predicted to be available to play in around ten days, although a reserve outing against Brighton may be more realistic than a return in the visit to Everton.

MUFC: Robin Van Persie will be absent due to an ankle problem, meaning that the Dutchman won't have an opportunity to add to his eight career goals against us (six for Arsenal).

However Wayne Rooney is expected to play and look to improve on the 12 Premier League goals he's scored to date in games with Newcastle (1 for Everton, 11 for Manchester United). 

Luke Shaw, Phil Jones and Victor Valdes are doubtful.

On the road in the Premier League this season, they've won at Arsenal (2-1), Southampton (2-1) and QPR (2-0), drawn at the mackems (1-1), Burnley (0-0), West Brom (2-2), Villa (1-1), Spurs (0-0), Stoke (1-1) and West Ham (1-1). A trio of losses came at Leicester (3-5), Man City (0-1) and Southampton (0-1).

Referee: Anthony Taylor - from Manchester (now listed in Professional Game Board publicity as Cheshire). This is his third game in charge of Newcastle this season, after the 2-1 win at Spurs and 0-1 home derby home loss.


Details of the X50 Soccerbus linking the Metrocentre Coach Park and the X40 Great Park & Ride connecting from the north of the city are online here

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Live commentary on BBC Newcastle

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Red Devils @ SJP - Premier era:

2013/14 lost 0-4
2012/13 lost 0-3
2011/12 won 3-0 Ba, Cabaye, OG (Jones)
2010/11 drew 0-0
2008/09 lost 1-2 Lovenkrands
2007/08 lost 1-5 Ab.Faye
2006/07 drew 2-2 Milner, Edgar
2005/06 lost 0-2
2004/05 lost 1-3 Shearer
2003/04 lost 1-2 Shearer
2002/03 lost 2-6 Jenas, Ameobi
2001/02 won 4-3 Robert, Lee, Dabizas, OG (Brown)
2000/01 drew 1-1 Glass
1999/00 won 3-0 Ferguson, Shearer 2
1998/99 lost 1-2 Solano
1997/98 lost 0-1
1996/97 won 5-0 D.Peacock, Ginola, Ferdinand, 
Shearer, Albert
1995/96 lost 0-1
1994/95 drew 1-1 Kitson
1994/95 won 2-0 Albert, Kitson (LC)
1993/94 drew 1-1 Cole

Latest Premier League fixtures:
(7.45pm unless specified)

Tue 03.03.2015:
Aston Villa v West Bromwich Albion BT
Hull City v mackems
Southampton v Crystal Palace

Wed 04.03.2015:
Manchester City v Leicester City
QPR v Arsenal 
Stoke City v Everton 
Spurs v Swansea City
West Ham v Chelsea
Liverpool v Burnley (8pm)

Sat 07.03.2015:
QPR v Spurs (3pm)

Toon teen trinkets

This year's Sport Newcastle awards took place on Monday evening and
the Wor Jackie award for the most promising Newcastle United academy product was carried off by Rolando Aarons.

Although currently sidelined through injury, the 19 year -old winger made a startling impact for the first team earlier in the season after catching the eye when given an opportunity during pre-season friendly matches.

Jamaican-born Rolando linked up with United in April 2012 following his release by Bristol City and after debuting for the U18 side made a successful transition to the reserves the following February.

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Freddie Woodman received an early birthday gift in the shape of the Jack Hixon Trophy - recognition for his elevation to the Newcastle first team squad at the age of 17 (he turns 18 later this week).

Named after the famed local scout who "discovered" Alan Shearer, that award is given to Tyneside's most promising youngster and was first presented at the 2010 event, staged shortly after Hixon's passing.

Wor Jackie award winners:

2015 Rolando Aarons
2014 Adam Armstrong
2013 Sammy Ameobi
2012 Remi Streete
2011 Jak Alnwick
2010 Brad Inman
2009 Nile Ranger
2008 Kazenga LuaLua
2007 Andy Carroll
2006 Matty Pattison
2005 Paul Huntington
2004 Martin Brittain
2003 Peter Ramage
2002 Steven Taylor
2001 Shola Ameobi
2000 Gary Caldwell
1999 Michael Chopra
1998 Aaron Hughes

Jack Hixon Trophy winners:

2015 Freddie Woodman
2014 Mackenzie Heaney
2013 Adam Armstrong
2012 Alex Gilliead
2011 Adam Campbell
2010 Remi Streete

PS: Elsewhere on Monday, mackem Adam Johnson was recognised for his services to youth coaching - by Durham Constabulary. 

Premier League:
PC picks up points

Newcastle  1  Aston Villa  0


Match report

Latest Premier League results:

Sat 28.02.2015:
West Ham 1-3 Crystal Palace
Burnley 0-1 Swansea City
Manchester United 2-0 mackems
Stoke City 1-0 Hull City
West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Southampton

Sun 01.03.2015:
Liverpool 2-1 Manchester City
Arsenal 2-0 Everton

Number 9 dream dies:
"The lack of hope"

Newcastle United 2015, as viewed by Alan Shearer when speaking to the Daily Telegraph as part of a Barclays Bank / Premier League promotion:

"There is no excitement, no anticipation. It takes its toll, even on the most loyal fans in the country. Fans want to dream their team can be successful, whether that's in a domestic cup competition or in Europe.

"Newcastle fans at the minute are showing why they are some of the best around, because they can't dream. 

"They've been told the cups aren't a priority, that finishing 10th in the Premier League is more important.

"Over the last few years, they've been knocked out of the cup competitions early and they've been happy to do that, year after year.

"When you look at the teams that are left in the FA Cup this year, but also the year before when Hull got to the final and Wigan Athletic before that.

"Bradford, Reading ,West Brom, Blackburn and Villa are in the quarter-finals this year and Newcastle are out. They must look at it now and think 'God, why not us'.

"That's the most disappointing thing. That's where we are now with Newcastle. They told us the league is the main priority and the cups aren't a priority.

But that's what fans dream of, a trip to Wembley, of playing in Europe. Newcastle can't win the Premier League.

"I think they are going at the moment because that's what they always do. It's what their parents did, it's what they want to do with their kids. It's the way they've always spent their weekends.

"They save their money up all week so they can go to the football match at the weekend. It's a cultural thing. They want to go and they want to be entertained, but they aren't at the moment.

"I think there are a lot of people thinking about giving up their season tickets. I can only talk about my own experience, but I've got friends who have paid for a box at St James' Park for years and they are talking about giving it up.

"Unless the club are going to bring in a load of exciting players in the summer, which is highly unlikely when you look at the way it's been run, then I think people might look at giving up. I can only tell you what my mates are thinking about doing because of the lack of hope at the minute.

"I'd dearly love us to have a cup run, I'd dearly love us to get to Wembley again, I'd much rather that than just finish in mid-table year after year.

"It's not going to happen because we've played a weakened team in every cup game. They've been playing weakened teams in cup competitions since 2007."

Tom Maley's Shearer statue is set to be finished later this year, with the nine foot high likeness cast in bronze to be sited at a location yet to be announced in Newcastle. 

Funding for the statue to be finally completed has come from former NUFC Chairman Freddy Shepherd - it's a fair bet that it won't be erected directly outside SJP....

Non League:
Robins march on

The region's last remaining representatives in the FA Vase are North Shields, and they notched up an impressive 2-0 win at Southern Counties East League side, Erith & Belvedere on Saturday in their Quarter Final.

Monday's draw paired them in a two-legged Semi-Final tie with either Highworth Town (near Swindon) or Yorkshire outfit Tadcaster Albion, who meet this coming Saturday in their replay.

That means the Robins have avoided the long haul down to AFC St Austell in Cornwall, who host either Shaw Lane or Glossop in the first leg of their semi-final.

Those ties are scheduled for Saturday 21st and Saturday 28th March, with the prize of a trip to Wembley Stadium in the Final on Saturday May 9th.

Quarter Finals:

AFC St Austell 3-2 Ascot United
Erith & Belvedere 0-2 North Shields
Highworth Town 1-1 Tadcaster Albion*
Shaw Lane Aquaforce 2-2 Glossop North End*

* replays scheduled for Saturday 07.03.2015

Capital gains 
for old boy

Former Newcastle striker Loic Remy left Wembley with a Capital One Cup winner's medal on Sunday - although he had nothing to do with Chelsea's 2-0 win over Spurs.

The 28 year-old Frenchman was an unused substitute for Jose Mourinho's side and appeared just twice in previous rounds of the competition, scoreless outings against Bolton Wanderers and Derby County totalling 99 minutes. 

Remy's "feat" isn't unique though, James Milner picking up a gong for sitting on his backside last year as Manchester City beat the mackems. Habib Beye also got a loser's medal for occupying Aston Villa's bench in 2010.

Reds revenge

Liverpool U18s  1  Newcastle U18s  3


Having lost all five of their U18 Premier League games in 2015, Newcastle ended that sequence with a deserved victory at Kirkby Academy on Saturday afternoon.

Sean Longstaff scored twice in the first half before Stefan Broccoli added United's third, after the Reds had pulled one back through Corey Whelan.

Longstaff put United ahead in the 28th minute when head headed home a fine Mackenzie Heaney cross from the left and his second came in seven minutes before the interval, bundling the ball in after Louis Johnson's initial shot had been parried by home goalkeeper Andy Firth.

Whelan reduced the arrears when he turned the ball past Brendan Pearson on 58 minutes, but three minutes later Broccoli eventually drove home after United contrived to strike both posts during a goalmouth scramble.

Team: Pearson, Cobain, Newbury, Cameron, Laidler, Broccoli (Drennan 69), Hunter, Suddick, Longstaff, Heaney (Holmes 69), Johnson.
Subs n/u: Woolston, Pollock, Storrey.

United conclude the main part of their U18 league season with the visit of Blackburn Rovers to Little Benton on Saturday at 12.30pm.

After that point, the young Magpies will participate in the end-of-season playoffs, with the first game against an opponent to be confirmed on Saturday March 14th.

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Senior Cup Final @ SJP

Although Newcastle reserves won't be taking part after their elimination at the semi-final stage, this season's Northumberland Senior Cup Final will once again be staged at St.James' Park.

Morpeth Town and Blyth Spartans will do battle at Gallowgate on Monday April 27th. Kickoff is 7.30pm.

Loan lads:
The Borrowers

Jamaal Lascelles, Karl Darlow (Nottingham Forest)
Both played the full game as Forest won 3-0 at Reading in the Championship on Saturday - Darlow posting his first clean sheet in four appearances.

Adam Campbell
Campbell appeared from the bench in the 76th minute, but was unable to prevent a 0-1 home loss to Bristol Rovers in the Conference on Saturday. 

Gael Bigirimana, Shane Ferguson, Kevin Mbabu, Remie Streete, Haris Vuckic (Rangers)
A month since concluding their mass loan to Scotland and Haris Vuckic is the still only one of the Govan five to have played regularly for the 'Gers.

Ferguson and Mbabu are still recovering from long-term injuries and Bigirimana is sidelined with an unspecified issue, while Streete crocked himself on his debut.

Vuckic made his fourth appearance on Friday night, playing 76 minutes of a 1-1 draw away to Falkirk in the Scottish Championship.

Davide Santon (Inter Milan)
The on-loan defender played his part in helping Inter reach the last sixteen of the Europa League at the expense of Celtic on Thursday night.

Having drawn 3-3 in Glasgow a week earlier, the second leg remained scoreless until the 88th minute when Santon provided the pass from which Fredy Guarin scored the only goal of the evening.

(Also in the last sixteen are AS Roma, who won 2-1 on a stormy night in Rotterdam to eliminate Feyenoord 3-2 on aggregate. Ex-Magpie Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa played).

Santon's loan move to Inter was accompanied by Italian press claims that, like Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and AS Roma, playing a specified number of games would result in the transfer becoming permanent for an agreed price.

That fee is claimed to be £2.8m and the trigger is ten starts - although it's unclear whether that refers to Serie A games only, or all competitions.

Santon @ Inter 2014/15:  

04.02.2015 Napoli (a) Italian Cup (started)
08.02.2015 Palermo (h) Serie A (started)
15.02.2015 Atalanta (a) Serie A (started)
19.02.2015 Celtic (a) Europa League (started)
23.02.2015 Calgiari (a) Serie A (started)
Celtic (h) Europa League (started)
01.03.2015 Fiorentina (h) Serie A (started)

Santon kept his place for the visit of Fiorentina to the San Siro in Serie A on Sunday, being replaced after 78 minutes of what ended up as a 0-1 home reverse.

Sylvain Marveaux (Guingamp)
The on-loan winger was missing from the squad for a second successive game as Guingamp lost 0-1 at Nantes in Ligue 1 on Sunday.

Toon talk-ins :
Speakers' Corner

There may not be much to say about the class of 2015 currently, but a clutch of former Magpies will be involved at talk-in events over the coming weeks as follows:

(All events have an official start time of 7.30pm)

Fri 13.03.2015 Keith Gillespie / Jim Pearson
@ Ponteland Memorial Hall, Darras Road, NE20 9NX
£20 (including pie & peas) via 07814 736865

Thu 19.03.2015 Steve Harper note date change
@ Dunston UTS clubhouse, Wellington Road, NE11 9JL
£10 (including pie & peas) via 07724 392049

Fri 27.03.2015 Les Ferdinand
@ Lancastrian Suite, Lancaster Road, NE11 9JR 
£40 & £35 (including meal) via 07414 960956 or here 

NB: Our recent competition to win a signed replica Sir Les shirt was won by
David Vose from North Tyneside.  

Thu 16.04.2015 1964/65 squad & guests
@ High Howdon Club, Tynemouth Road, NE28 0EA 
£20 via 07812 935195

Fri 24.04.2015 1964/65 squad & guests
@ Village Hotel, West Allotment, NE27 0BY
£50* (including four course meal) via
07753 573613
* table of 10 is £450. Guest speaker: Gordon Banks.

In the squad for one or both the 1964/65 events so far are the following (final selections to follow in April):

Geoff Allen, Stan Anderson, Ollie Burton, Dave Clarke, Frank Clark, David Craig, John Craggs, Albert Franks, Bobby Ferguson, Bert Garrow, Ron Guthrie, Dave Hilley, Pat Howard, Gordon Hughes, Jim Iley, Ron McGarry, Bill McKinney, John McNamee, Stewart Mitchell, Bob Moncur, Duncan Neale, Willie Penman, Charlie Woods, Brian Wright and David Young.

Old boy:
Shola: badges, but 
no retirement plan

Following his competitive senior debut for Crystal Palace in the closing stages of Saturday's home defeat by Arsenal, former Magpie Shola Ameobi has been talking to the South London Press:

"I certainly believe I have got enough quality to play for another two or three years in the Premier League. I'll be working hard to try and do that (he's 34 in October).

"I'm doing my coaching badges at the moment in case I do go down that route but I want to play at the highest level for as long as I possibly can. If that is Palace then great. I'm not thinking about hanging my boots up any time soon.

"Going out to Turkey was an experience that just didn't work out in terms of the football or my family settling. It was a case of getting back to what I know. Fortunately the manager got the job an at opportune time for me - the rest is history.

"We don't regret the move abroad. Unless you try it you never know and would be thinking whether we should have given it a go. We've learned from that and moved on.

"I've got two young kids, a daughter and a son, and family is the most important thing. My daughter has started school and, with me coming in here initially short term, I didn't want her moving around from school to school or town to town. It's a case of them staying up in Newcastle and me going up there when I've got days off.

"I had a few clubs in the Premier League and Championship that were interested in me. And abroad too - Stateside. But after being in Turkey for six months I wanted to get back into a more comfortable scenario. I'm really glad at the decision I took.

"I don't let anything ruffle me and that's a trait that I've inherited from my father - he's exactly the same.

"It's about putting everything into perspective. Football is something that is our life but sometimes people take it out of perspective.

"I try and view life - not just football - in a calm and calculated way to best achieve what I want to achieve.

"There certainly will be testing times. There have been over the years at Newcastle. That has helped me build that calmness - because you do have those moments in the North-East.

"You have to be able to rise up to the occasion and be calm and collected."

"Essentially Newcastle is a one-club town. Everyone is so passionate about the club and you get times when things aren't going right and the pressure intensifies.

"But coming down here has pressures of its own. The way Alan (Pardew) dealt with the situation at Newcastle and never let it affect him will definitely stand him in good stead for the future.

"My mantra has always been that as long as you learn, whatever you go through, it will put you in a better stead next time.

"The thing I like about Alan is that he is a strong person and he believes in the way he wants to play the game. It suited me.

"He gives confidence in abundance to players and I can already see that at Palace in the short period I have been here. He is someone I really admire.

"I'm a big believer in having the right attitude and saying what you think. The relationship I had with Alan meant we were honest with each other. There is a respect there.

"Football is all about confidence and having the right mentality. Then you go out, do the best you can and hopefully your qualities shine through.

"We've got the quality not to even be in a relegation fight at the end of the season."


Copies of "Newcastle United: The Ultimate Who's Who" are still available, priced at £32.50 from The Back Page shop on St. Andrews Street, via the Evening Chronicle front office and branches of Waterstones bookshop.

can also be bought from the publisher here

PS: Any owners of "Newcastle United: The Ultimate Record" yet to receive the 2013/14 season update PDF can request it by emailing

Anyone short of copies of the 2011/12 and 2012/13 season PDFs can also request those via that address.

Premier League:
Everton (a)


Thursday saw Everton complete a 7-2 aggregate victory over Young Boys Berne, confirming a place in the Europa League Round of Sixteen for Roberto Martinez & Co. 

Friday's draw paired the Toffees with Dynamo Kiev, with the first leg at Goodison Park on Thursday March 12th.

And that means that our visit to Everton will take place on Sunday March 15th with a 4pm kickoff

Squad: Steven Taylor, Siem De Jong, Paul Dummett and Cheick Tiote remain out but Jack Colback will be available again after completing his suspension. 

Paddy Power match betting will appear here

EFC: Leighton Baines is doubtful with a knee problem.


Travel: to follow


Overseas TV: to follow

UK Radio: tbc

NE Radio:
Live commentary on BBC Newcastle

Overseas Radio: Live commentary on talkSPORT


Toon at Goodison - Premier League era:

2013/14 Lost 2-3 Cabaye, Remy
2012/13 Drew 2-2 Ba 2
2011/12 Lost 1-3 og(Hibbert)
2010/11 Won 1-0 Ben Arfa
2008/09 Drew 2-2 Taylor, Duff
2007/08 Lost 1-3 Owen (pen)
2006/07 Lost 0-3
2005/06 Lost 0-1
2004/05 Lost 0-2
2003/04 Drew 2-2 Shearer 2 pens
2002/03 Lost 1-2 Robert
2001/02 Won 3-1 Bellamy, Solano, Acuna
2000/01 Drew 1-1 og(Unsworth)
1999/00 Won 2-0 Hughes, Dyer
1998/99 Lost 0-1
1997/98 Drew 0-0
1997/98 Won 1-0 Rush (FAC)
1996/97 Lost 0-2
1995/96 Won 3-1 Ferdinand, Lee, Kitson
1994/95 Lost 0-1 (FAC)
1994/95 Lost 0-2
1993/94 Won 2-0 Cole, Beardsley

Latest Premier League fixtures:
(3pm kickoff unless specified)

Sat 07.03/2015:
QPR v Spurs

Sat 14.03.2015:

Crystal Palace v QPR (12.45pm)
Arsenal v West Ham
Leicester City v Hull City
mackems v Aston Villa 
West Bromwich Albion v Stoke City
Burnley v Manchester City (5.30pm)

Sun 15.03.2015:

Chelsea v Southampton (1.30pm)
Manchester United v Spurs (4pm)

Mon 16.03.2015:
Swansea City v Liverpool (8pm)

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Fixtures, Tickets etc.
Season 2014/15

The ticket office is on the first floor of the SJP club shop, under the Gallowgate End towards the Strawberry.

Paid-for matchday ticket collections take place from the windows at the back of the Gallowgate End Stand, above NINE Bar.

Matchday ticket sales are from the Box Office in the Milburn Stand, just up the slope from the Sir Bobby Robson Statue.

SJP Box Office phone: 0844 372 1892*
(Open for away ticket sales and enquiries during the above Box Office hours).

* 0044 870 444 1892 from overseas

Online Box Office is available here

SJP seating plan is here

On the opening day of ticket sales, they officially commence at 10am - with any points reduction for away tickets becoming effective at the same time.

Away tickets are sold only to season ticket holders and members. All ST holders are also automatically members (a non-negotiable fee is added annually by NUFC to each ST).

A £1 administration fee per ticket applies to away sales in all competitions, with no upper limit. In addition, non-NUFC members pay the same fee on home ticket sales.

NUFC's members only away ticket policy is still in force, with only NUFC ST holders and members able to purchase tickets. 

Coming to Tyneside - or getting away?




Newcastle City guide, maps etc


Wed 04.03.2015 Manchester United (h) @ SJP, 7.45pm. Premier League. Member sale now. Live on BT.

Sat 07.03.2015 U18s v Blackburn Rovers (h)
@ Little Benton, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League. Note new date.
Mon 09.03.2015 U21s v Stoke City (h)
@ SJP, 7pm. U21 Premier League.

Sat 14.03.2015 U18s v team tbc . U18 Premier League playoffs.

Sun 15.03.2015 Everton (a) @ Goodison Park, 4pm, Premier League. ST Holder sale now (zero points), member sale from Thu 05.03.2015. Adults £20, over 65s £15, U16s £10.

Mon 16.03.2015 U21s v Brighton (a) @ Amex Stadium, 7pm. U21 Premier League.

Sat 21.03.2015 Arsenal (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. Member sale now.

Sun 05.04.2015 mackems (a)
@ stadium of plight, 4pm, Premier League. Ticket sale details awaited. Live on Sky Sports.

Tue 07.04.2015 U21s v smoggies (h)
@ SJP, 7pm. U21 Premier League.

Mon 13.04.2015 Liverpool (a) @ Anfield, 8pm, Premier League. Ticket sale details awaited. Live on Sky Sports.

2015/16 season:

Premier League starts on Sat 08.08.2015
Football League starts on Sat 08.08.2015

Altoonative Travel is the public face of the Newcastle United Travel Plan, aimed to help fans attend games using the most efficient and sustainable methods available.

Confirmed NUFC UK live TV coverage:

NUFC Live on Sky Sports:
Sun 05.04.2015
mackems (a) 4pm
Mon 13.04.2015 Liverpool (a) 8pm
Sun 19.04.2015 Spurs (h) @ 4pm
NUFC Live on BT Sport:
Wed 04.03.2015
Man United (h) 7.45pm

(Live games selected up to and including Wed 29.04.2015)

Northumberland Senior Cup Final:

Mon 27.04.2015
Blyth Spartans v Morpeth Town, @ SJP, 7.30pm.

ateshead FC
are offering a £5 saving on Conference Premier League home games for NUFC season ticket holders. On production of their current ST card, adult admission to the Tyne and wear Stand is £10

home League games

Tue 03.03.2015 Wrexham (7.45pm)
Tue 10.03.2015 Welling United (7.45pm)
Sat 14.03.2015 Macclesfield Town (3pm)

Northern Premier League side Darlington 1883 operate a similar scheme, with NUFC season ticket holders gaining entry to their league games for £6 - a saving of £3.

Upcoming home League games

Wed 11.03.2015 Lancaster City (7.45pm)
Sat 14.03.2015
Northwich Vics (3pm)

(NB: home games are staged at Bishop Auckland FC's Heritage Park home)

League Magic Weekend @ SJP:

Sat 30.05.2015:
Salford Red Devils v Widnes (2.30pm)
Hull FC v Hull KR (4.45pm)
Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors (7pm)

Sun 31.05.2015:

Catalans Dragons v Huddersfield (1pm)
St Helens v Warrington Wolves (3.15pm)
Castleford Tigers v Wakefield (5.30pm)

Rugby Union World Cup @ SJP:

The 20 team event runs from 18.09.2015 to 31.10.2015 with three games at SJP:

Sat 03.10.2015 South Africa v Scotland
Fri 09.10.2015 New Zealand v Tonga
Sat 10.10.2015 Samoa v Scotland

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
From UEFA: international matches will 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 Tuesdays. 

On double-header match weeks, teams will play on Thursday and Sunday, Friday and Monday or Saturday and Tuesday.

2014/15 match dates :
Fri-Sun 27-29.03.2015
Fri-Sun 12-14.06.2015

2015/16 match dates:

Thu-Sat 03-05.09.2015
Sun-Tue 06-08.09.2015
Thu-Sat 08-10.10.2015
Sun-Tue 11-13.10.2015
Thu-Sat 12-14.11.2015 (playoff 1)
Sun-Tue 15-17.11.2015 (playoff 2)
Coxy's Cockup Corner
Whoops, He did it Again...

What's this all about then?
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On This Day in History
3rd March

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1903 Duncan Hutchison born, Kelty, Scotland. (1929-32)

"Hurricane Hutch" is more revered by the supporters of Dundee United than Newcastle, after an association with the Tannadice club that spanned some six decades.

Signed from Dunfermline in 1927, his sale to The Magpies two years later for £4,050 led to protests and match boycotts among Dundee United fans.

Hutch partially reproduced the goalscoring form that had brought him to Tyneside, but within a year of his arrival had seen fellow Scotsman Hughie Gallacher leave United - and he proved to be a tough act to follow.  

After spells at Derby County and Hull City, Hutchison re-signed for Dundee United in 1935 and played on until 1939, running "The United Bar" in the city upon his retirement.

Appointed to the Board at Tannadice in 1953, he remained in post until his death in 1973 - serving for a time as their Chairman.


1933 Stewart Mitchell born, Glasgow.

Goalkeeper signed from the Govan-based Benburb club on his native Clydeside who acted as understudy at various times to Ronnie Simpson, Bryan Harvey and Dave Hollins.

His debut saw United draw 3-3 at Preston and he also conceded four goals in each of his next three outings. 

Mitchell returned to Scotland with Third Lanark as part of the Dave Hilley deal.

However, his transfer didn't go through until some eight months after Hilley's arrival, with Stewart eventually moving to Cathkin Park in lieu of the proceeds of a promised friendly match against United that was never played.

Forced to quit the game in 1965 due to injury, Mitchell was in the crowd at Ibrox to see United's 0-0 draw in the Fairs Cup four years later. 

Stewart lived in the town of Hamilton following his retirement.

1990 Emmanuel Riviere, born, Le Lamentin, Martinique (2014-present)

United's fifth close season signing saw them boost their thin striking options with this arrival from Ligue 1 side AS Monaco for an undisclosed fee in July 2014.

Riviere left his home on the Caribbean island of Martinique - an overseas territory of France - join St.Etienne during 2005. 

A senior debut came during April 2009 and his first selection for France at U21 level the following year saw him line up with current Magpie Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.  

Making a £4.7m switch to Toulouse in July 2011, he played with Moussa Sissoko there and maintained the Magpie connection as a French U21 colleague of both Massadio Haidara and Remy Cabella.

A mid-season move to Monaco (then in the second tier of French football) in January 2013 came at a cost of £3m and he found the net four times to help them win the Ligue 2 title and gain promotion.

Emmanuel then netted thirteen times in the 2013/14 season (ten in Ligue 1) including a hat trick against Montpellier as Monaco finished runners up to PSG.

Travelling with United on their pre-season tour of New Zealand, Riviere then marked his club debut with a goal during the 4-0 win over Sydney United in Dunedin.

Riviere has struggled to make much of an impact in his first season, scoring twice in the League Cup at Crystal Palace in 20 league and cup appearances.

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8 7   1     3 1 2       12 8 2      


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1900 Wolves (a)
Division One 

1906 Middlesbrough (a)
Division One 
Debut for James Raine, at outside right.

1923 Blackburn Rovers (h)
Division One 
Seymour(23,25), Harris(3-1,4-1,5-1)
Neil Harris hit a second half hat-trick in a blistering 15-minute spell.

1934 sunderland (a)
Division One 
Davis(5), Shaw(75pen)

1945 Hartlepools United (a)
Scorers tbc

1951 Derby County (a)
Division One 
G.Robledo, Walker 
United completed a seasonal double over the Rams and made it four post-war visits to the Baseball Ground without a solitary defeat.

1956 sunderland (h)
FA Cup 6th Round 
Bill Holden struck both goals for the visitors, as both teams played in their respective away strips.

A new gate receipt record for SJP was recorded - the princely sum of £9,600.
Newsreel footage is online here

1962 Bury (h)
Division Two 
Turner, og(Thompson)
1976 Stoke City (h)
Division One 

1976 United announced the double signing of Graham Oates and Roger Jones from Gordon Lee's former club Blackburn Rovers.

1979 Charlton Athletic (h)
Division Two 
Martin(18), Mitchell(27),
13), Shipperley(41), Robinson(89)

In their first fixture since the 1-4 home derby defeat, Newcastle repaid the faith of those fans who returned to the scene of the crime, although the crowd was almost 20,000 less than the mackem game.

1984 Fulham (a)
Division Two 
Beardsley(3), Keegan(67) 
Scott(4), Davies(25)
Fulham manager Malcolm Macdonald gave a nervous wave to visiting supporters housed on the open Putney End - clearly unsure of whether he was being cheered or jeered by his former fans.

United wore the legendary shiny skin-tight silver kit on a day when the Craven Cottage pitch had more sand on it than Druridge Bay.
Youtube footage is online here

1990 Barnsley (h)
Division Two 
Anderson, Scott, Aitken, 
McGhee (pen) 
United's goal glut continued, as Jim Smith's side made it 19 scored in their last six home league and FA Cup games.

John Anderson began where he'd left off in midweek against Bournemouth with another goal, while Roy Aitken netted for the only time in his Newcastle career.
Youtube footage is online here

2001 Everton (a)


Everton's David Unsworth netted at both ends - although the spot kick he converted was harshly awarded by David Elleray against Steve Caldwell, after he jumped in the box with Kevin Campbell who threw himself to the floor amid hopeful shouts from fans at the Gwladys Street end. match report

2004 Vålerenga (Norway) (h) 3-1 (1-1)
UEFA Cup Third Round 
2nd Leg
Shearer(20), Ameobi(47,89)
After a 1-1 draw in Oslo, this was a relatively comfortable passage into the last 16 of the competition, although Hagen's equaliser initially caused a little consternation.

Shola Ameobi's first goal was scored with his first touches after appearing as a half time replacement for the hamstrung Craig Bellamy.

And the night was memorable for Martin Brittain, Bobby Robson giving the reserve midfielder a senior debut when substituting him for the underwhelming Michael Bridges. match report

2005 Newcastle's Reserves lost their 100% record at Morecambe's Christie Park as they drew 1-1 with Blackburn's second string.

Charles N'Zogbia shot United ahead only for Jerome Watt to bring Rovers back level when he squeezed the ball past the bulky frame of Tony Caig in the Toon goal. match report

2007 smoggies (h)
For United it was a case 
of two points lost, as they squandered the best chances in what was a game of few opportunities.

At the other end Shay Given had one of his quietest days with the visitors offering little or no attacking threat.

However, Obafemi Martins and Kieron Dyer couldn't make the vital breakthrough, while Glenn Roeder delayed bringing Antoine Sibierski off the bench until near the end.

On-loan Oguchi Onyewu partnered Titus Bramble in central defence, with an unusual full back pairing of Nobby Solano on the right and Steven Taylor filling in on the other side. match report

2008 An own goal and two late efforts from Andy Carroll saw off Everton's Reserves at SJP, as Adam Sadler's second string ended a three-match winless run in some style. match report

2012 United confirmed that both Tim Krul and Fabricio Coloccini had signed contract extensions, keeping them at SJP until the summer of 2017 and 2016 respectively.

2012 What proved to be the only senior competitive appearance in English football for reserve winger Samuel Adjei came while on loan at League One Hartlepool United.

Introduced as a second half substitute in a 1-1 home draw with MK Dons, the Swedish winger sustained an injury that forced his hasty return to Tyneside.

2014 The reserves extended their losing run to five league and cup matches as bottom of the table Blackburn Rovers won 2-1 at Ewood Park. Rolando Aarons was on target. match report

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