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comments from both managers:
"I’m hearing the right stuff on the radio and in the street about the
levels of antagonism between the two clubs dying down a little bit to what it’s
really about – a football match.
"I’m really pleased about that and
hope it carries through to Sunday.
"I said two years ago that this nasty
hate – those kinds of words – needed to go out. It’s a rivalry, a game
of football – may the best team win, and then we shake hands and go home.
"The incident with the flight this
year, and the way the Sunderland fans contributed and the effort they made,
has made great steps to help this fixture become what it should be, a
spectacle for the North East, not something where we have to order extra
"The last thing the North East should
be doing is fighting each other, but, at the same time, knowing it’s a
massive rivalry, the passion of the game shouldn’t be lost.
"We know that will be there and it’s
what it should be about. I’m sure Gus is of the same opinion as me."
"The derby is a special game so let us all enjoy it with dignity. Let the
winner celebrate and let whoever loses hold their head high and look forward
to the next time.
"Accept whatever it brings, enjoy it but without being disrespectful. I
would ask everyone to go to the game with pride, to respect the occasion, but
most of all to be safe.”
set to continue Despite suffering a shoulder injury in
Wednesday's defeat at Spurs, United have confirmed that Jak Alnwick is
set to retain his place for Sunday's derby match.
The 21 year-old goalkeeper required treatment during the second half at White
Hart Lane and Alan Pardew later told journalists that the club may be forced
to investigate the possibility of making an emergency loan signing.
However that now doesn't appear to be the case and Alnwick will be in goal at
SJP on Sunday, with the 17 year-old Freddie Woodman providing cover.
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acrylic A3 size pieces of St.James' Park wall art.
of "Newcastle United: The Ultimate Who's Who" book
autographed by 1969 Fairs Cup winner Bob Moncur. Click on the link
above for details of local stockists / delivery options.
From MJK Sports Eventshere
a football boot/photo set autographed by Kevin Keegan
From De Coubertin Booksherea copy of Michael Walkers "Up There - The North East, Football
Boom & Bust" - our favourite book of the year...at least until
Oor Wullie & The Broons turn up on Dec 25th.
From The Back Pageherea copy of the "Gibbo Files" book, autographed by John Gibson,
Tommy Cassidy and Glenn McCrory plus a T-shirt from their
expanding range of Toon-related designs.
From Goal-Post Booksherea copy of Paul Brown's "All With Smiling Faces" - a thorough
account of the early years of Newcastle United, recommended by the tall one
out of Ant & Dec!
From Toon Publishing herecopies of their "Toon,
Toon, Black 'n' White Europe" book, chronicling the adventures of
Magpie travellers Barry Robertson and Peter Cain.
FromBill & the boys (Bill Bruce 07753 573613) a pair
of tickets for the NUFC 1964/65 promotion side reunion dinner on Fri
April 24th at the Village Hotel, NE27 0BY.
From Geordie Candleshere
a set of four locally produced scented candles in "Toon-related"
Newcastle's U18 side will play their Fourth Round FA Youth Cup tie against Middlesbrough on
Thursday 8th January at the Riverside Stadium.
Kickoff is at 7pm and the tie must be settled on the night, via
extra time and penalties if necessary.
Both sides won away in the Third Round last weekend, the smoggies
notching up a 4-3 success at Southend while Newcastle ran out 3-1 winners at
The last Tees-Tyne meeting in this
competition came back in February 2004, when Boro struck a last minute winner
to win a Fifth Round tie 2-1.
Boro won the first U18 league meeting of the current season 1-0 and the two
sides are due to play the return game at Little Benton on Saturday January
it in / Kick it out While Newcastle
were exiting from the Capital One Cup on Wednesday night, one of our biggest
flops of modern times was helping himself to a 41 minute hat trick that
retained his latest side's place on top of their league.
Luuk de Jong's treble earned PSV Eindhoven a 4-3 win over Feyenoord and
took him up to double figures for the season in the Eredivisie, with a quartet
of Europa League strikes boosting his goal total to fourteen. goals
Luuk's brother Siem meanwhile continues his comeback from injury
after having played just twice in the Premier League since joining the
Along with Sammy Ameobi, the elder of the
two de Jong brothers was recently interviewed by locally-based charity Show
Racism The Red Card on the subject of discrimination in sport and
Spurs 4 Newcastle 0
A second miserable trip to North London inside a week saw Newcastle crash out of the Capital One Cup with a four-goal drubbing at
White Hart Lane on Wednesday.
Heavy losses at both Arsenal and Spurs have put the pressure right back on Alan
Pardew as he bids to end a losing run in Tyne-wear derby game on Sunday - and
further problems could yet beset the Magpies boss.
An awful night for Jak Alnwick saw United's third-choice goalkeeper gift Spurs the opening goal
and hardly cover himself in glory for the three that followed, but injury
rather than selection choice could see him drop out.
With Tim Krul and Rob Elliot already out until January, a shoulder injury
suffered by Alnwick leaves only the 17 year-old rookie Freddie Woodman, a
situation that will surely prompt a rethink from the Premier League regarding
a request for an emergency loan signing.
Cheick Tiote, Papiss Cisse, Sammy Ameobi and Daryl
Janmaat all dropped out - the last due to suspension - while Moussa Sissoko, Emmanuel
Riviere, Remy Cabella and Massadio
Haidara all gained starting places. Neither Steven Taylor or Mehdi Abeid was involved at
Spurs made most of the early running, Andros
Townsend going close before Sissoko tested home custodian Michel Vorm with a long range
United seemed to have settled though, until an 18th corner from Christian
fumbled by Alnwick, Nabil Bentaleb on hand to hook the ball in - nowhere near
as bad as predecessor Tony Bell here almost 40 years ago to the day, but a
still massive and costly rick.
United rallied after that setback but Kane went close to
doubling the lead with an effort that was narrowly wide after Yoan Gouffran
had given the ball away.
Penalty appeals against Fabricio Coloccini were waved away, while Gouffran fired over just before the interval from a rare
As was the case when the sides met here in the Premier League back in October,
the second period began with an almost instant goal.
Sadly for United it wasn't Spurs caught napping this time, Nacer Chadli firing
a low effort beyond Alnwick from the edge of the box just 36 seconds after the restart.
And when Cabella missed from two yards out after Ayoze Perez had broken down
the right and played him in on 54 minutes, it was clearly not going to be our night.
Coloccini cleared over his own bar and Haidara stopped a Jan Vertonghen header
on the line just before the hout mark, but Spurs made the tie completely safe on 65 minutes when Harry Kane
continued his scoring run.
And the rout was then complete
when substitute Roberto Soldado netted, taking advantage of Alnwick's parry
barely five minutes later to deepen the gloom (not that you would have known
if from the wall of vocal support that the Tyneside contingent were
At the other end Adam Armstrong shot weakly at the 'keeper and then put
another effort narrowly wide, as Newcastle once again failed to find the net
at this stage of the competition - in eight Quarter Final ties, we've now scored
just once....and even that was an own goal.
For much of the first half here, there was plenty of the bite and commitment
that will be required in that game, but desperately little in the way of
And while the misadventures of Alnwick will hog the headlines, Even without
the unexpected helping hand, Spurs would probably have prevailed without
playing particularly well.
Gouffran, Williamson and Riviere won't recall tonight with any fondness and
inevitably there was no sign of Facundo Ferreyra on the teamsheet for the
twentieth competitive game we've played this season, forgotten man Haris
Vuckic appearing off the bench in the closing stages.
Ferreyra (aka ''The Invisible Mag') is still to kick a ball in anger for the
club he joined on loan in August - is it too much to ask for some truth from
the club about what's really going on - rather than patronising comments from
the manager recently about "our tapas section"?
Without a chance to take stock though our frantic week now moves on to
St.James' Park on Sunday, and an instant opportunity to right a few wrongs.
The return of Janmaat from suspension will mean that Dummett can relinquish
the right back slot, while it's to be hoped that Taylor can be brought in to
Sissoko is expected to be OK meanwhile despite a heavy challenge in the second
half and later substitution, but scoring remains a concern, as it does for the
On that basis it's to be hoped that Cisse was rested for tonight in order to
be 100% for Sunday (it was reported that he was suffering from a heavy cold).
Goals: Bentaleb 18, Chadli 46, Kane 65, Soldado 70. Crowd: 34,677 including 4,400 travelling supporters.
The self-inflicted wounds weren't just restricted to the team at White Hart
Lane, with hundreds of Toon fans missing the kick-off after the away end
turnstiles were closed for around 20 minutes from 7.15pm.
Advised by police and stewards that the delays were due to an unspecified
incident, on entering the ground it became obvious that a smoke bomb had been
let off by an away follower in the enclosed area of the upper tier where the
bars and toilets are situated.
With the fire brigade in attendance, it was deemed too dangerous to allow fans
to walk up the stairs and be confronted by smoke and entry was prevented until the clouds had begun to disperse.
Due to the crush outside the turnstiles and delays in admitting fans once they
re-opened, some were still taking their
minutes after kick-off.
Referee: Andre Marriner.
"It was an unfortunate night for our fans because they were
"They gave us everything and we did commitment wise but Tottenham were
better and their technical ability in tight areas was probably the difference.
"Our back four was not quite as solid as it has looked, but if there was
ever that cliche that 'goals win game' then this is it.
"Actually I thought it was pretty
even up to Jak Alnwick making a mistake. Our performance level was pretty good
but the score is what it is. That's unfortunate for the players who put a
"He has an injury to his shoulder so we're going to have to see.
"It is something we might have to
look at tomorrow because there is no way that a 17-year-old (Freddie
Woodman) - that's our fourth-choice - should be allowed to go in goal at
"We will perhaps talk to the Premier
League tomorrow about Jak's situation."
Capital One Cup
Derby County 1-3 Chelsea
Sheffield United 1-0 Southampton
AFC Bournemouth 1-3 Liverpool
Spurs 4-0 Newcastle
(Liverpool drew Chelsea, Spurs drew Sheffield United in the two-legged Semi
League Cup Quarter Final Record:
1974/75 Chester City (h) drew 0-0 1974/75 Chester City (a) lost 0-1 1975/76 Notts County (h) won 1-0 1995/96 Arsenal (a) lost 0-2 1997/98 Liverpool (h) lost 0-2 2001/02 Chelsea (a) lost 0-1 2006/07 Chelsea (h) lost 0-1
2014/15 Spurs (a) lost 0-4
Magpies @ Cockerels - Premier League era:
2014/15:Lost 0-4 (LC) 2014/15: Won 2-1 Ameobi, Perez 2013/14: Won 1-0 Remy 2012/13: Lost 1-2 Gouffran 2011/12: Lost 0-5 2010/11: Lost 0-2 2008/09: Lost 0-1 2007/08: Won 4-1 Butt, Geremi, Owen, Martins 2006/07: Won 3-2 Huntington, Martins, Butt 2005/06: Lost 0-2 2004/05: Lost 0-1 2003/04: Lost 0-1 2002/03: Won 1-0 Jenas 2001/02: Won 3-1 Acuna, Shearer, Bellamy 2000/01: Lost 2-4 Solano, Dyer 1999/00: Drew 1-1 Speed (FAC) 1999/00: Lost 1-3 Solano 1998/99: Lost 0-2 1997/98: Lost 0-2 1996/97: Won 2-1 Ferdinand 2 1995/96: Drew 1-1 Ginola 1995/96: Won 2-0 Sellars, Ferdinand (FR) 1994/95: Lost 2-4 Fox 2 1993/94: Won 2-1 Beardsley 2
Cup ticket details Tickets for
United's forthcoming FA Cup Third Round tie at Leicester City
are now on sale to ST holders with a zero points requirement (member sale from
Prices: Adults £13, Over 65s £8, U18s £5, U12s £2.
The tie is on Saturday 3rd January at 3pm and isn't on live TV.
With both sides in Premier League action just 48 hours earlier, attempts to
delay the tie by 24 hours failed due to a clash with a Leicester Tigers rugby match at nearby Welford Road
on the Sunday.
Update: On-loan Magpie bailed
From the Derby Evening
Nottingham Forest star Jamaal Lascelles has appeared in court charged
with assault in a Derby nightclub.
The England Under-21 defender, who lives in
Oakwood, is charged with assaulting a man, occasioning actual bodily harm, in
Lola Lo, in Victoria Street, on April 23.
He appeared at Derby Crown Court today for a preliminary hearing. In court,
prosecutor Sarah Slater said: "I have been told this will be a definite
Lascelles was released on bail and told to next appear at Derby Crown Court on
March 11. A trial date was set for the week beginning April 27.
Following this weekend's set of games, the Italian Serie A will take a break
until the first week of January - by which time a deal taking Newcastle's Mapou
Yanga-Mbiwa to AS Roma could to be in place.
Sent out on a season-long loan by United, the 25 year- old has been a success
at the Stadio Olimpico, making 16 appearances as Roma rose to second in the
table and qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League.
Unhappy at his treatment in England, Yanga-Mbiwa has publicly praised his new
surroundings and is happy to remain in Italy - no doubt boosted by an
international recall to the French national side recently.
Italian media sources claim that a transfer fee of €7m has been agreed
(€1.5m of which was paid for the loan) and the only doubt seems to be
whether Roma will wait until the conclusion of the season or act in
Yanga-Mbiwa moved to United in January 2013 from French side Montpellier at a
claimed cost of €8.4m.
Bedlington Terriers 3 Newcastle XI 3
absence of a competitive fixture this week, Newcastle's U21s travelled to Northern League side Bedlington Terriers
for a friendly on Tuesday night.
A crowd of just 121 at Welfare Park witnessed a grey-clad United side
including fringe players Gael Bigirimana and Adam Campbell - the latter following a recent loan spell at League Two
The Magpies went ahead on five minutes when Campbell fed Jamie Holmes and his
angled shot eluded the Terriers goalkeeper Dan Staples before being helped
into the net by Scott Blandford for what looked like an own goal.
Barely 90 seconds later though the hosts replied through striker Lee Scott to
bring the scores level at 1-1.
A cut back from Holmes then presented Jonathyn Quinn with a shooting chance,
but the United forward fired narrowly off target. Holmes again was to the fore on sixteen minutes, rounding Staples. However
the young Magpie was slightly off-balance and put his effort wide.
Having scored no less than 17 times in their last two league outings,
Bedlington almost went ahead midway through the first half through Scott
Blandford - only for United defender Ben Pollock to block on the goal
Dylan Williamson then
twice tested visiting goalkeeper Brendan Pearson with decent efforts before
Newcastle regained the lead on 31 minutes.
A crossfield ball from
Macaulay Gillesphey found Quinn and he in turn picked out the advancing Holmes, who fired
his shot high into the net from just inside the area.
French prospect Olivier Kemen then tried a pile driver from fully 30 yards
that smacked off the Terriers crossbar before the half time whistle sounded.
With rain starting to fall the second period got underway and Bedlington
threatened further through the lively Williamson, who was foiled once again by
Jordan Nellis then missed the target with a shot but made no mistake soon
after when a corner was only partially cleared, finding
the bottom corner of the net from 18 yards to make it 2-2 in the 64th minute.
And the home side went in front for the first time match with 19 minutes to play,
substitute Stephen Young netting with a low shot in what was by now a downpour.
United levelled on 80 minutes when Quinn headed in a right wing centre from
Kemen, seconds after Bedlington had introduced their third 'keeper of the
Campbell then had a chance to regain the lead for United after a hopeful ball
out of defence left him with a clear run on goal, only to drag his effort
And a deserved draw was the outcome, after Kemen's free kick was turned round
the post and Quinn saw his stoppage time header saved.
Peter Beardsley's side will return to competitive action on Monday when they host West Ham in an U21 Premier League Cup tie at
That has a 1pm kick-off and will be played to a finish, with extra time and penalties if
required. ST holders / members gain free entrance or pay on
PS: The Derby County U21 Premier League away game on Monday January 5th
2015, that has been rescheduled to Tuesday April 28th and will now take place
at the iPro Stadium (aka Pride Park) not Alfreton Town FC.
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The 151st Tyne-wear derby match takes place at St. James' Park on Sunday at 1.30pm
as Alan Pardew tries to halt a losing run of three games in this fixture and
conjure up what would be a first victory in six attempts - since the "over
the wall" game of August 2011.
Squad: In the continued absence of Tim Krul and Rob Elliot, Jak Alnwick
will continue in goal with Freddie Woodman providing custodial cover from the
Daryl Janmaat is available for selection after completing his one match ban
against Spurs in midweek.
Newcastle to win @ 5/6 (NB: quoted odds were accurate
at the time of writing, but subject to fluctuation - click on the link above to
display current live odds).
Kicking off with a 2-2 draw at West Brom, Gus Poyet's side lost 0-1 at QPR,
were held 0-0 at Burnley and then massacred 0-8 at Southampton. A 3-1 success
at Crystal Palace was then followed by back-to-back scoreless draws at both
Leicester City and Liverpool.
Taylor - second appointment this season to date for the Mancunian whistler,
after the 2-1 victory at Spurs. His sole wearside posting was a 0-0 draw at
Pub Watch: The Bodega 125
Westgate Road, NE1 4AG
One of the most popular venues in Newcastle
and the pub where staff from other pubs go for a drink -The Bodega boasts a
traditional long bar, Victorian stained glass domes, elaborately tiled floors,
and lots of history.
And as the CAMRA Tyneside 2014 Real
Ale Pub of the Year, you can also expect a true commitment to offering the very
best real ale.
Combine that with large screen plasma
TVs, and friendly staff, it's the perfect place to visit
before or after the derby at
St James' Park on Sunday.
Find further details of this and the
20 other locations that make up the Sir John Fitzgeraldestateonline
Metro: No scheduled service disruptions
Soccerbus: 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
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Aston Villa v Manchester United
Hull City v Swansea City
QPR v West Bromwich Albion
Southampton v Everton
Spurs v Burnley
West Ham v Leicester City
Sun 21.12.2014: Liverpool v Arsenal (4pm) Sky
Stoke City v Chelsea (8pm) Sky
2014/15 season Magpie
Mover tickets remain available to NUFC season ticket holders. Priced
at £20 (£21 by post) they allow free travel on buses, Metro,
trains & ferries in Tyne and wear for three hours before and after
competitive home first team games. Order online
go after Ashley
Rangers and Mike Ashley were both issued
with notices by the Compliance Officer of the Scottish FA on Monday,
concerning alleged breaches of three disciplinary rules related to the issues
of dual club ownership:
It's reported that Ashley faces a £10K fine if a rule breach is proven,
while the Govan club could be hit with both financial penalties and expulsion
from the Scottish Cup.
The first of three
anticipated call-ups of Newcastle players for next year's African Nations Cup
Finals has materialised, with Mehdi Abeid selected by Algeria.
French-born Abeid is yet to make his debut for Algeria after injuring a toe in
training after his maiden senior callup and could miss up to six weeks of club
Algeria begin their campaign in Equatorial Guinea against South Africa on
January 19th, face Ghana four days later and a then Senegal side that's
expected to include club colleague Papiss Cisse on the 27th.
The finals conclude on February 8th, with United's third representative likely
to be Cheick Tiote for Ivory Coast.
Monday saw the draws
for the Champions League and Europa League take place, with some consequences
for Newcastle coming from the Premier League selections.
Manchester City were drawn out with Barcelona and will host the Catalan
side at the Etihad on Tuesday February 24th - meaning that our Premier League
visit to the same venue on Saturday February 21st will go ahead on that day
with a kickoff time yet to be confirmed.
Moving on to the Europa League and Everton have been paired with Young
Boys in the last 32, with the second leg played on merseyside.
Progress for the Toffees in that tie would see them in Round of 16 action on
Thursday March 12th and 19th - and mean that our scheduled trip to Goodison
Park on Saturday March 14th would be altered from that day, whether or not
selected for live TV transmission.
(A similar situation would await us in April should Spurs make it
through to the Europa League Quarter Finals).
In terms of Premier League TV rescheduling, the next set of alterations are
due imminently - and had already been confirmed by now in 2013.
PS: Advance notice that our scheduled trip to Anfield on Saturday 11th
April coincides with the staging of the Grand National at nearby Aintree
Historically, Liverpool tend not to play home games when the race is
run and with it getting underway at 4.15pm then a 3pm kickoff would seem
unlikely that day - regardless of whether the TV companies select it.
Burnley (h) plan
All is quiet on New Years Day - especially when
it comes to using public transport.
Now that tickets are on public sale for Newcastle's first January 1st home
game since 2007, it's worth posting a reminder that no bus, train, metro or
ferry services will run across the region on that day.
The only exceptions to that are the X50 Soccerbus linking the
Metrocentre Coach Park and the X40 Great Park & Ride connecting
from the north of the city.
Magpies currently on temporary assignment
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (AS Roma)
AC Milan (h) Serie A, Saturday.
Jamaal Lascelles, Karl Darlow (Nottingham Forest)
Leeds United (h) Championship, Saturday.
Sylvain Marveaux (Guingamp) The winger has now missed five games in all competitions for his adopted side
due to a hamstring injury and isn't expected to return this side of Christmas.
Hatem Ben Arfa (Hull City) Currently loitering near a cake shop somewhere in Europe but not on
Humberside or Tyneside. The public have been warned not to approach him -
although he's anything but dangerous....
Sat 20.12.2014 U18s v Bolton Wanderers (a)
@ Lostock Academy, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Sun 21.12.2014 mackems (h)
@ SJP, 1.30pm. Premier
League. SOLD OUT.
Mon 22.12.2014 U21s v West Ham (h)
@ Whitley Park, 1pm. U21 Premier League Cup.
Fri 26.12.2014 Manchester United (a)
@ Old Trafford, 3pm, Premier League. SOLD OUT.
Live on BT.
Sun 28.12.2014 Everton (h)
@ SJP, 4.15pm. Premier
League. Public sale now.
Live on Sky Sports.
Thu 01.01.2015 Burnley (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Premier
League. Public sale now.
Sat 03.01.2015 Leicester City (a)
@ King Power Stadium, 3pm. FA Cup Third Round.ST holder sale now, 0 points.
Member sale from Mon 22.12.2014. Adults £13, Over 65s £8, U18s £5, U12s £2.
Thu 08.01.2015 U18s v Middlesbrough (a)
@ Riverside Stadium, 7pm. FA Youth Cup Fourth Round.
Sat 10.01.2015 U18s v Liverpool (a)
@ Kirkby Academy, 1pm. U18 Premier League.
Sat 10.01.2015 Chelsea (a)
@ Stamford Bridge, 3pm, Premier League. ST holder sale
now (0 points). Upper tier: £55 adults, £23.50 concessions. Lower tier: £52
adults, £23.50 concessions. Allocation tbc.
Mon 12.01.2015 U21s v Bolton Wanderers (h)
@ Whitley Park. U21 Premier League.
Sat 17.01.2015 U18s v Middlesbrough (h)
@ Little Benton,11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 17.01.2015 Southampton (h)
@ SJP, 5.30pm. Premier
League. Ticket details tbc.
Live on Sky Sports. FA Cup:
Second Round restaged tie:
Fri 02.01.2015: MK Dons v Chesterfield
Third Round ties:
Cardiff City v Colchester United BBC2W
Barnsley v Middlesbrough
Blyth Spartans v Birmingham City
Bolton Wanderers v Wigan Athletic
Brentford v Brighton and Hove Albion
Cambridge United v Luton Town
Charlton Athletic v Blackburn Rovers
Derby County v Southport
Doncaster Rovers v Bristol City
Fulham v Wolves
Huddersfield Town v Reading
Leicester City v Newcastle United
Millwall v Bradford City
Preston North End v Norwich City
Rochdale v Nottingham Forest
Rotherham United v AFC Bournemouth
Scunthorpe United v team tbc*
Tranmere Rovers v Swansea City
West Bromwich Albion v Gateshead
* winner of restaged Second Round tie between MK Dons and Chesterfield.
Arsenal v Hull City BBC
Aston Villa v Blackpool
Chelsea v Watford
Dover Athletic v Crystal Palace BT
Manchester City v Sheffield Wednesday
QPR v Sheffield United Southampton v Ipswich Town
Stoke City v Wrexham
mackems v Leeds United
Yeovil Town v Manchester United BT
AFC Wimbledon v Liverpool BBC
Burnley v Spurs
Everton v West Ham BT
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:
Fourth Round draw:
Arsenal or Reading v Royston Town
Blackpool v Birmingham City
Burnley v Cardiff City
Crewe Alexandra v Bolton Wanderers
Chelsea v Huddersfield Town
Everton v Southampton
Leicester City v Chesterfield
Liverpool v Derby County
Manchester City v Coventry City
Manchester United v Hull City
Mansfield Town v Stoke City Middlesbrough v Newcastle United
West Bromwich Albion v Nottingham Forest
Fleetwood Town v Ipswich Town
Swansea City v Doncaster Rovers
Spurs v Wolves
FA Youth Cup Third Round tie:
Arsenal v Reading (19.12)
FA Youth Cup Round Dates:
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:
Round of 16:
Blackburn Rovers v Aston Villa
Bolton v Reading (22.12)
Derby County v mackems
Huddersfield v Charlton or Brighton
Boro v Stoke City (05.01)
Newcastle v West Ham (22.12)
Southampton v Norwich City
Watford v Leicester City (06.01)
Round of 32:
Charlton Athletic or Brighton (22.12)
U21 Premier League Cup Dates:
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:
The semi-finals will be played in February 2015 and contested by Newcastle
United U21s, Blyth Spartans, Morpeth Town and Whitley Bay. Draw date tbc.
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Sun 28.12.2014 Everton (h) 4.15pm Sat 17.01.2015 Southampton (h) 5.30pm
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Fri 26.12.2014 Manchester United (a) 3pm Sat 31.01.2015 Hull City (a) 12.45pm
(Live games selected up to and including Sun 01.02.2015)
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.
Fri 26.12.2014 FC Halifax Town (3pm) Wed 07.01.2015 Woking (7.45pm)
Sat 24.01.2015 Welling United (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.
League games: Sat 20.12.2014 Radcliffe Borough (3pm) Fri 26.12.2014 Scarborough (3pm) Sat 03.01.2015 Brighouse Town (3pm)
(NB: home games are staged at Bishop Auckland FC's Heritage Park home)
League Magic Weekend @ SJP:
Salford Red Devils v Widnes (2.30pm)
Hull FC v Hull KR (4.45pm)
Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors (7pm)
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.
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
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? Click here
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
On This Day in History
Born Or Died:
Ivor Broadis born, Poplar, Isle of Dogs. (1953-55)
An England international forward with 14
caps, Ivor played in the 1954 World Cup finals as a Magpie,
having first made his name during the war guesting for Spurs,
Millwall and Carlisle while a serving officer in the RAF.
He became Carlisle boss after the war and sold himself to the mackems
in 1949 for £18,000 claiming that it was in the best financial
interests of the club that he leave.
Next port of call was Manchester City in October 1951, for £25,000,
then on to the Toon in 1953 for £20,000 where he didn't appear in the
1955 FA Cup final team and returned to Carlisle a matter of weeks
Broadis ended his career over the border for Queen of the South, before
pursuing a career as football journalist for many years.
Left back who made his debut in 1-0 victory at West Ham in April 1975
- the first of 29 first team outings (including two as sub).
Moving on to Gillingham in 1979, Mickey returned to
the region the following year with non-league sides Ferryhill & Bishop Auckland.
A move to Hartlepool United followed in 1982, following a spell playing out in
the USA and Mickey ended his career with Bishops, also running a pub in the town.
1959 Kevin Dillon born,
Midfielder who began his career as an apprentice at
Birmingham City and was handed his senior team debut in 1977 by then-Blues boss
Sir Alf Ramsey.
1983 saw him move on to Portsmouth, in whose colours he was dismissed at SJP
following a clash with Peter Jackson.
Brought to SJP by his former Fratton Park boss Jim Smith on a free and with
Mark McGhee and Mick Quinn shooting us into the
playoffs, Dillon occupied a midfield anchor role to good effect.
However he failed to find the net for United in 76 outings, with his
duck-breaking efforts resulting in some appalling misses - none worse than an
away game at Wolves when he contrived to shoot wide of an empty goal with no
home player in the same postcode.
The arrival of Ossie Ardiles in April 1991 saw the likes of Lee Clark, David Roche and Lee Makel
the reserves and Dillon dropped before his contract was ended.
An unsuccessful trial with his
beloved mackems saw him appearing for their reserves in a friendly at
No deal was forthcoming however and his next port of call was Reading, playing
for the Elm Park side until 1994.
After playing and coaching at Stevenage Borough, he joined Yeovil Town
before returning to Reading in 1995 as a coach (and turning out for Fareham
Town in 1997).
Dillon took over as Reading's caretaker boss in the wake of the 2003 defection of Alan Pardew
from the Royals to West Ham.
However, the Royals opted to overlook him and appoint Steve Coppell
Dillon remaining at the Madejski as his number two until Coppell's
departure in summer 2009.
After spending some time scouting for Watford, Dillon become
the new boss of Aldershot Town in November 2009 but he and his assistant,
former mackem, Gary Owers, were sacked in January 2011.
1948 Everton (h)
Division One Taylor
1954 Arsenal (h)
Division One Keeble(2,19), R.Mitchell(25pen,69), Milburn(46)
1965 Liverpool (h)
Division One 34,153 United halted the march of an in-form Reds side
who had won seven of their previous eight games.
West Ham United (a)
Division One Busby
21,991 Having scored on his debut at West Brom the week
before, on-loan Viv Busby netted again at Upton
League Cup 5th Round Replay James(76)
19,000 Sealand Road's clarty pitch proved to be our
undoing, as Fourth Division City followed up their ousting
of Leeds United by knocking Newcastle out.
Frustrated by the acrobatic goalkeeping of Chester's
Grenville Millington, the winner came when a
corner wasn't cleared and City striker John James shot
through a crowd of bodies past the unsighted Iam McFaul.
Aston Villa (a)
Division One Gowling (27)
Deehan (31, 87)
33,982 Ahead when Geoff Nulty touched on a corner kick for
Alan Gowling to convert, John Deehan soon repeated the
trick at the other end to send the sides in level at half
The winner then came from yet another corner as Deehan
forced the ball over the United line from point-blank
Wednesday (a) 1-1 (1-0)
Division Two Varadi(37)
16,310 Future Owl Imre Varadi found the net at Hillsborough
for a Magpies side who were once again without Kevin
Keegan due to injury. Liverpool loanee Howard Gayle
deputised for him once again.
1990 Newcastle reserves
beat their Leicester
City counterparts 2-0, thanks to goals from Michael
Parkinson and John Gallacher.
The game marked the only
appearance of trialist defender Chris Zoricich, a New
Zealander who moved to England to become a professional
After over a decade playing back in
Australia and New Zealand, Zorro made a brief return to
these shores at the start of the 2003/04 season, training with Mansfield
Town but failing to secure a playing deal.
1993 Everton (a)
Premier League Cole(14), Beardsley(76)
25,362 Peter Beardsley was warmly welcomed on his return to
Goodison Park, marking the occasion with a fine goal. Youtube
footage is online here
Bradford City (a)
18,276 Future Magpies centre half Andy O'Brien helped
the Bantams contain our twin strikeforce of Messrs Shearer and Ferguson with
ease - a display which may have led to his arrival at SJP in 2001.
However, the Valley Parade ballboys were more impressive than a United side whose
greatest effort on the day was getting off the team coach. NUFC.com
Liverpool's seemingly endless supply of venues for reserve
games saw the Magpies visit the Knowsley Road home of St.
Helens Rugby League team.
And on a chilly night when Shola Ameobi netted in a 1-1
draw, the debut display of Olivier Bernard caused us to
comment that he had shown "undoubted
Premiership O'Brien(60), Shearer(86pen), Robert(90)
38,012 Conceding once but being battered, Ray Parlour's dismissal just before
the half-time break gave United some hope.
Craig Bellamy then walked for allegedly
striking cheat Ashley Cole in the face (later rescinded)
Andy O'Brien equalised.
Alan Shearer then converted a penalty and Laurent Robert strode
clear to secure United's first capital win for over five years
- an amazing night that also saw us top the table.