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Call-ups: Arma on target
Thu 26.03.2015 Brazil (h) lost 1-3
Sissoko started the game and was replaced in the 74th minute with the
score at 1-3 in Paris.
Sun 29.03.2015 Denmark (h) St Etienne FR
Tim Krul, Daryl Janmaat (Netherlands):
Sat 28.03.2015 Turkey (h) Amsterdam ECQ
Tue 31.03.2014 Spain (h) Amsterdam FR
Freddie Woodman (England U19):
Thu 26.03.2015 Denmark
(n) won 3-2
Woodman remained on the bench as England beat
the Danes in Bayeux.
Sat 28.03.2015 Azerbaijan (n) Bayeux ECQ
Tue 31.03.2015 France (a) Saint-Lo ECQ
Olivier Kemen (France
Thu 26.03.2015 Azerbaijan
(h) won 2-0
Kemen captained the side and played the full
game as they scored twice in the second period in Saint-Lo.
Sat 28.03.2015 Denmark (h) Flers ECQ
Tue 31.03.2015 England (h) Saint-Lo ECQ
Adam Armstrong (England U18):
Switzerland (h) won 1-0
Arma scored the only goal and played the full game as England won the first of
the double-header at St. George's Park.
Sat 28.03.2015 Switzerland (h) Walsall FR
Paul Woolston (England U17):
Sat 21.03.2015 Norway (h) won 3-1
played the full 90 minutes as the young Lions notched up a win at the home of
Mon 23.03.2015 Slovenia (h) won 3-1
Another full game for Woolston at Chesterfield and another 3-1 victory that
sees the youngsters qualify.
Thu 26.03.2015 Romania (h) 2-1
Woolston was rested and watched from the bench as England maintained their
100% record with a 2-1 win.
Fans call for fair share
Today (Thursday) saw the Football Supporters
Federation (FSF) stage a protest outside the London venue where
representatives of all 20 Premier League clubs gathered.
Demonstrating under the motto ‘Share the
Wealth’, the protests are aimed at ending unfair practices concerning away
ticket pricing and policies, building on the work already done over reciprocal
pricing and subsidies.
Copies of this letter were distributed to all
clubs present including Newcastle United and NUFC.com added their name
to other websites, fanzines, supporter trusts and individual football fans
wishing to be represented:
The Premier League has been a phenomenal
success story. It is one of the world’s most competitive leagues, with some
of the greatest footballing talent in the world playing largely in front of
packed crowds generating a vibrant atmosphere. As fans, we appreciate that,
and clearly so do the broadcasters, and their audiences of millions
domestically and around the world.
As a result, the Premier League’s new TV
deal is worth an extraordinary £5.14bn for domestic rights alone – the
equivalent of £46 for every ticket sold for every Premier League game.
It is our belief that away supporters make
a particular contribution to the spectacle that is Premier League football
which has proved so attractive to broadcasters. Away fans generate much of the
atmosphere, often sparking the home support into life. They are among the most
loyal of supporters, often travelling long distances at difficult times while
generally being regular home fans and consumers of merchandise and TV packages
Over recent years however there has been a
general decline in the numbers of away supporters, and this has much to do
with the high price of tickets. This is why the Football Supporters’
Federation has campaigned around the idea of “Twenty’s Plenty”, seeking
a maximum ticket price for away fans of £20 a game. We estimate the cost of
this to be around £20million a season across the league – a modest figure
in the context of the new TV deal.
We welcome the current Away Fans’
Initiative, which has demonstrated that it is possible for clubs to decide to
act collectively in the interests of fans, while retaining enough flexibility
in implementation at club level. Our general view is that the main focus of
this initiative should be in reducing ticket prices for away fans, as
irrespective of how they’ve travelled, the one thing every away fan has in
common is the purchase of a ticket.
We therefore call for:
An Away Fans Initiative Mark 2, with
£1m per club per season set aside primarily to subsidise ticket prices for
their away fans
A structured engagement with supporters at every club to consult on how to
spend this money
An end to the application of match categorisation to away fans – all away
fans to pay Category C match prices
No reduction in away ticket allocations
or relocation of away fans to inferior accommodation.
FSF Chief Executive - and NUFC fan
Kevin Miles said:
"During the past 20 years, football has
been flooded with money, delivering huge reward for owners, agents, and
"This time we want to see fans benefit, too.
"This colossal TV deal gives clubs a tremendous opportunity to give
something back. They can easily afford to drop ticket prices and make football
affordable for all."
article by Kevin is online here
Gael blown out
The strange case of Gael Bigirimana continues
to unravel, with the midfielder now admitted that he was medically unfit to
play when he joined Rangers on loan due to what is described as a
undisclosed condition didn't prevent Bigi playing for Newcastle's U21s earlier
this season - although his last senior competitive United appearance came in
August 2013 and he hasn't kicked a ball at first team level since the friendly
visit to Sheffield Wednesday last July.
a different set of medical regulations enforced by the Scottish football
authorities mean that he's barred from playing for Rangers. The lack of a
recall clause in what classified as an overseas loan in effect sidelines Bigi
until next season, when the 21 year-old will have two years left on his
contract at Gallowgate.
that situation, a Rangers spokesman cited confidentiality issues in not
divulging the exact nature of his ailment, but made no comment on press claims
that no medical examination of Bigirimana took place ahead of his loan move to
Ibrox - as was also the case with Haris Vuckic, Remi Streete, Kevin Mbabu and
Daily Record asserts that the Ibrox club are paying £1K a week to loan
Bigi with the same also due for each of his four Magpie colleagues - a combined
bill of £65K.
4 Newcastle U21s 1
With no competitive game this week, United's second string played a behind
closed doors friendly at Burnley's training ground on Tuesday afternoon.
Beardsley's side took an early lead through Alex Gilliead but the Clarets hit
back with goals from Ntumba Massanka, Jamie Frost and Kevin Ly before half
then added his second of the game after the break, as Burnley replicated the
scoreline that Newcastle had recorded against them on Tyneside back in
Howard's way #4
readers may recall that we've featured the work of crime novelist Howard
Linskey previously, as the long-suffering Toon fan and NUFC.com
sympathiser has built up his reputation in literary circles.
signed to Penguin Books, Linskey's fourth and latest book "No
Name Lane" is out now and moves the action on from Tyneside to
new cast of characters has been assembled and once again Howard has gone
through the back pages of his younger days to appropriate Magpie-related
surnames including Carney and Bradshaw.
will be signing copies of "No Name Lane" at Waterstones in
Newcastle city centre between 5pm and 6pm on Friday April 10th, but ahead of
that we have some signed copies to give away to you lot.
To be in with a chance of winning one, just email
us here with the answer to the following question:
The reference to Carney in Howard's new
book is in tribute to the sadly deceased Newcastle defender Steve Carney.
Which famous non-league side did United acquire Steve from?
Closing date Wed
Apr 1st @ 5.30pm,
subject: Lane. No purchase necessary. Prize
will be delivered free to any UK address. No age limit or location restriction
but free delivery applies to the UK only. Those who choose their own subject line will
Signs of life from
the bare bones
Newcastle 1 Arsenal 2
Saints see off bairns
Southampton U18s 2 Newcastle U18s 1
Having kicked off their seven-game playoff campaign with a 0-1 home
loss to Blackburn Rovers last weekend, the young Magpies lost again at Southampton
Harley Willard gave the Saints the lead after 20 minutes and got their second
midway through the second half.
Kyle Cameron reduced the arrears with a penalty in the 78th minute but
Newcastle were unable to conjure up an equaliser and have now won just once in
Team: Harker, Cobain (Ward 62), Cameron, Drennan, Pollock, Newberry,
Suddick (Trodd 76), Hunter, Holmes, Longstaff, Heaney (Charman 62).
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Northern League side North
Shields stand just 90 minutes away from a trip to Wembley Stadium in the FA Vase Final, after winning the first leg of a two-legged semi-final against
Highworth Town 1-0 on Saturday.
Watch first leg highlights online here
The Robins now host the
Hellenic League Premier Division side in the return leg at Daren Persson Stadium
this coming Saturday (March 28th).
All 1,500 tickets for that game have been sold and attempts to gain approval
for additional places have proved to be unsuccessful.
In Saturday's other Semi Final tie, AFC St Austell were beaten 0-2 at
home by Glossop North End.
The Final takes place at Wembley on Saturday
PS: In what promises to be a momentous week for Shields, the first
edition of a new magazine created by followers of the Robins will be
Harvest From The Deep describes itself as focusing on "football
at all levels, fashion, music and anything driving or inspiring the working
Toon-related content in Issue 1 includes interviews with former Magpies David
Kelly and Michael Bridges plus an extract from the forthcoming book
"Touching Distance" - an in-depth account of United's 1995-96
Some bloke named Graham Fenton also contributes while some words of wisdom
from NSAFC president Malcolm Macdonald are included.
Copies can be ordered now online
here at a cost of £5 plus £2 postage, or they can be
bought on Saturday in the second leg of the Robin's FA Vase tie.
There's also a launch party after that game at Chirton Club with live music more
Profits from sales of HFTD will be donated to the testicular cancer charity
PS: if you're wondering where the title comes from, it's a translation
of the Latin phrase featured on the North Shields FC badge, also the motto on
the coat of arms for the old borough of Tynemouth, 'Messis Ab Altis'.
Jamaal Lascelles, Karl Darlow (Nottingham Forest)
Both played the full game as Forest lost 1-3 at
Norwich City in the Championship on Saturday.
Sylvain Marveaux (Guingamp)
A 0-0 draw away to SC Bastia in Ligue 1 on Saturday featured the midfielder
for the opening 71 minutes.
The chance of a first piece of silverware in his senior career remains for
Marveaux, whose Guingamp side have made it to the Semi-Finals of the Coupe de
France as they bid to retain the trophy they won in 2014.
Avoiding fellow top-flight sides PSG and St.Etienne in the draw, Guingamp were
instead paired with Ligue 2 outfit Auxerre, whom they meet on April 7th. The
other semi- final takes place 24 hours later.
Jak Alnwick (Bradford City)
The goalkeeper was an unused substitute on Saturday as the Bantams drew 2-2 at
home with Fleetwood Town in League One.
Next game: Oldham Athletic (h) League One,
Campbell remained sidelined with ankle trouble as
Gateshead drew 2:2 at Halifax in the Conference on Tuesday.
Next game: Eastleigh (h) Conference,
Bigirimana, Shane Ferguson, Kevin Mbabu, Remie Streete, Haris Vuckic
came on for the last six minutes of the 2-0 win at Hibernian in the SPFL Championship
on Sunday. The rest of the quartet remain sidelined, with only Streete thought
to have any chance of appearing competitively.
Next game: Cowdenbeath (h) SPFL
the successful charity auction of John Alder's remarkable memorabilia
collection, one unique item has now been made available by his family - with
all monies raised benefiting the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.
Ordered by John but not published until after his tragic loss last year, his
subscriber copy of The Newcastle United Ultimate Who's Who book has
been signed by the Magpies squad and will be sold to the highest bidder.
If you're interested, please email your bid (currently standing at £777)
by Thursday 30th April.
(Copies of the Who's Who are remain on sale from
The Back Page shop on St. Andrews Street,
the Evening Chronicle and
local branches of Waterstones
They can be ordered direct
the publisher here)
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
09.04.2015 Chris Waddle
@ Hedworth Hall, South Shields NE33 4EA
£25 (inc. meal) via 0191 456 3112
Thu 16.04.2015 1964/65 squad & guests
@ High Howdon Club, Tynemouth Road, NE28 0EA
£20 via 07812 935195
Tue 21.04.2015 Stuart Pearce
@ Village Hotel, West Allotment, NE27 0BY
£30 or £50 (both inc. buffet) via 07951 462431
Fri 24.04.2015 1964/65 squad & guests
@ Village Hotel, West Allotment, NE27 0BY
£50* (inc. four course meal) via 07753
* 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.
John Beresford (& Eric Gates)
@ 42nd Street, Whitley Bay, NE26 1AW
£9.50 (inc. pie & peas) via 07814 717161
09.05.2015 Mick Harford & Joe Allon
@ Bill Quay Cricket Club, NE10 0TT
(£100 for table of 10) via Will 0787 2451717
Fri 03.07.2015 Rob Lee
@ Wallsend Labour Club, Camberley Road, NE28 0PN
£15 (inc. Buffet) via Rob on 07538 291227
Sunday April 5th sees United attempt to end a six game winless run
in Tyne-wear derby fixtures. when they make the short journey to the stadium
Kickoff is at 4pm and the away allocation is sold out. Away section
turnstiles open at 2.30pm.
NUFC are again running buses from SJP departing at 2pm (boarding at
1.30pm) and charge £4 for a return ticket. Bus tickets need to be pre-booked.
The 152nd competitive meeting of the sides comes with Newcastle
having won 53, drawn 49 and lost 49. The mackems have scored one
more goal (223 v 222).
Squad: to follow. Mehdi Abeid may return to the squad.
Taylor, Siem De Jong, Paul Dummett, Massadio Haidara, Cheick Tiote, Facundo Ferreyra, Curtis Good, Rolando Aarons.
Suspended (and knackered): Papiss Cisse (3 of
Suspended: Fabricio Coloccini (2 of 3)
Power match betting is online here
Newcastle to win @ 15/8
(NB: quoted odds were accurate
at the time of writing, but subject to fluctuation - click on the link above to
display current live odds).
to follow. Lee Clattermole will be
available after suspension.
Taking charge of the mackems will be Dick Advocaat, who in his first period as
manager of PSV Eindhoven faced Newcastle in the 1997/98 Champions League.
Then as now, United had contrived to leave themselves with few options up front
and lost 0-1 in Holland before succumbing 0-2 on Tyneside.
UK TV: Live
on Sky Sports
Overseas TV: to follow
UK Radio: Live commentary on BBC
Radio 5 Live (tbc)
NE Radio: Live commentary on BBC Newcastle
Overseas Radio: Live commentary on talkSPORT
Magpies @ monkwearmouth:
2013/14 lost 1-2 Debuchy
2012/13 drew 1-1 Cabaye
2011/12 won 1-0 R.Taylor
2010/11 drew 1-1 Nolan
2008/09 lost 1-2 Ameobi
2007/08 drew 1-1 Milner
2005/06 won 4-1 Chopra, Shearer(pen), N'Zogbia, Luque
2002/03 won 1-0 Solano
2001/02 won 1-0 Dabizas
2000/01 drew 1-1 A.O'Brien
1999/00 drew 2-2 Domi, Helder
Premier League fixtures:
Arsenal v Liverpool (12.45pm) BT
Everton v Southampton
Leicester City v West Ham
Manchester United v Aston Villa
Swansea City v Hull City
West Bromwich Albion v QPR
Chelsea v Stoke City (5.30pm) Sky
Burnley v Spurs (1.30pm) Sky
Crystal Palace v Manchester City (8pm) Sky
Aston Villa v QPR (7.45pm)