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Aston Villa (a)
Spurs (h) SOLD OUT
United round off their away campaign by attempting to end a winless run of ten
fixtures away from home that stretches back to Spurs last December.
Kickoff for this non-televised game is at 3pm and all 3,000 away
tickets have been sold. Despite the fact that there will thousands of
unoccupied seats, no extra places will be made available
for away fans.
Villa come into the game having lost their last eleven league games, a run
which matches their worst-ever sequence between March and May 1963.
Disgruntled Villans have announced a pre-game march and demonstration outside the
Trinity Road Stand, while those not boycotting the game urged to join protests inside the ground.
That is now revealed to involve a release of balloons and beach balls in the
74th minute - assuming that the malcontents haven't already left by
Premier League - bottom half:
Sat 07.05.2016 Aston Villa (a) (3pm)
Sun 15.05.2016 Spurs (h) (3pm)
Sat 07.05.2016 Chelsea (h) (3pm)
Wed 11.05.2016 Everton (h) (7.45pm)
Sun 15.05.2016 Watford (a) (3pm)
Sat 07.05.2016 Man United (h) (12.45pm) BT
Wed 11.05.2016 Watford (h) 7.45pm)
Sun 15.05.2016 Everton (a) (3pm)
Coral have an enhanced offer of 8/1 on a Magpies win for new
here with a £5 maximum stake, winnings paid out as free bets and a
£5 free bet if the game doesn't end in an away victory. (current normal odds
on NUFC winning are 8/13).
Villa's Premier League home record after 18 games reads won two, drawn
four and lost 12, with their results as follows:
Won 1-0 (once)
Won 2-0 (once)
Drew 0-0 (once)
Drew 1-1 (twice)
Drew 2-2 (once)
Lost 0-1 (thrice)
Lost 0-2 (twice)
Lost 1-2 (twice)
Lost 1-3 (once)
Lost 2-3 (once)
Lost 0-4 (once)
Lost 2-4 (once)
Lost 0-6 (once)
remain sidelined, but both Steven Taylor and Daryl
Janmaat could be available again.
Newcastle to win 1-0 @ 11/2
Newcastle to win 2-0 @ 13/2
Newcastle to win 2-1 @ 7/1
Newcastle to win 3-1 @ 12/1
Match to end in a 0-0 draw @ 10/1
Match to end in a 1-1 draw @ 13/2
Villa's record of scoring 14 and conceding 35 is unsurprisingly the worst in
the league and they've conceded during the last minute of the first half in
three of their last four home games.
Those 14 goals have come over ten games, meaning that they've failed to
score on eight occasions. Coral price United at 13/8 to win to nil and 6/5
to keep a clean sheet (although we've not managed that in any of our last
thirteen league and cup away games).
The away side have been winning at both HT and FT in each of Villa's last
six home games. Coral rate that at 29/20 to happen again on Saturday
and price Newcastle at 23/20 to enjoy a half time lead.
Newcastle's last 10 away wins:
2015/16 Spurs won 2-1
2015/16 Bournemouth won 1-0
2014/15 Hull won 3-0
2014/15 West Brom won 2-0
2014/15 Spurs won 2-1
2013/14 Hull won 4-1
2013/14 West Ham won 3-1
2013/14 Palace won 3-0
2013/14 Manchester United won 1-0
2013/14 Spurs won 1-0
NUFC: Tim Krul, Rob Elliot, Massadio
The latter could be reinstated at right back with his current replacement
Vurnon Anita a fitness doubt.
AVFC: Aly Cissokho is suspended while fellow defender Jores Okore has asked not to be selected,
Jordan Amavi is out and Kieran Richardson is doubtful.
Former Magpie Charles N'Zogbia hasn't featured since November 2015 and isn't
under consideration, while striker Gabriel Agbonlahor has lost the club
captaincy for his off-field high jinks and is also unavailable.
Referee: Robert Madley - a third appointment of the season for the
whistler from West Yorkshire, following the 0-3 derby loss and 1-3 defeat at
His only other games in charge of us came last season; a 3-2 victory away at
Crystal Palace in the League Cup and a 1-2 home loss to Southampton.
Somewhat remarkably, Madley has handled a trio of Villa games so far this
season and they've avoided defeat in all of them.
They were a 1-0 home win over Birmingham City in the League Cup plus two
Premier League fixtures: a 2-2 home draw with the mackems and a scoreless draw
away at West Bromwich Albion.
Travel: No scheduled disruptions
UK Radio: Live
on Absolute Radio
Local Radio: Live on BBC Radio
UK TV: None
Astro SuperSport 2
beIN Sports Espana + HD
beIN Sports 2 HD (Philippines)
Canal+ Futbol +HD
CTH Stadium 5 HD
Fox Sports 2 HD (Ned)
Foxtel Play (Australia)
GO Sports 5 (Malta)
mio Stadium 105
NBC Sports Live Extra (USA)
Setanta Sports 1 (ROI) +HD
Sky HD (Mexico)
SuperSport 6 (Za)
Villa Park has proved something of happy hunting ground for Andros
Townsend, who finished on the winning side in three of his four visits and has scored
twice there, once for QPR and the other for Spurs.
Toon @ Villa Park - Premier League era:
2014/15 drew 0-0
2013/14 won 2-1 Ben Arfa, Gouffran
2012/13 won 2-1 Cisse, Cabaye
2011/12 drew 1-1 Best
2010/11 lost 0-1
2008/09 lost 0-1
2007/08 lost 1-4 Owen
2006/07 lost 0-2
2005/06 won 2-1 Ameobi, N'Zogbia
2004/05 lost 2-4 Kluivert, O'Brien
2003/04 drew 0-0
2002/03 won 1-0 Shearer
2001/02 drew 1-1 Shearer
2000/01 drew 1-1 Solano
2000/01 lost 1-0 (FAC)
1999/00 won 1-0 Ferguson
1998/99 lost 0-1
1997/98 won 1-0 Batty
1996/97 drew 2-2 Shearer, Clark
1995/96 drew 1-1 Ferdinand
1994/95 won 2-0 Lee, Cole
1993/94 won 2-0 Allen (pen), Cole
Only once in 21 seasons of Premier League football have we won our final away
game - that solitary success was at QPR in May 2013, a 2-1 victory.
Final away game results - Premier League:
2014/15 lost 1-2 at QPR
2013/14 lost 1-2 at Liverpool
2012/13 won 2-1 at QPR
2011/12 lost 1-3 at Everton
2010/11 drew 2-2 at Chelsea
2008/09 lost 0-1 at Aston Villa
2007/08 lost 1-3 at Everton
2006/07 drew 1-1 at Watford
2005/06 drew 0-0 at Birmingham
2004/05 lost 0-2 at Everton
2003/04 drew 1-1 at Liverpool
2002/03 drew 2-2 at West Bromwich Albion
2001/02 lost 1-3 at Southampton
2000/01 lost 0-3 at Liverpool
1999/00 drew 0-0 at Derby
1998/99 lost 0-2 at Leicester
1997/98 lost 0-1 at Blackburn
1996/97 drew 0-0 at Manchester United
1995/96 drew 1-1 at Forest
1994/95 lost 0-1 at Blackburn
1993/94 lost 0-2 at Sheffield United
Remaining PL fixtures:
Norwich City v Manchester United (12.45pm) BT
Aston Villa v Newcastle (3pm)
Bournemouth v West Bromwich Albion (3pm)
Crystal Palace v Stoke City (3pm)
Liverpool v Watford (3pm)
mackems v Chelsea (3pm)
West Ham v Swansea City (3pm)
Leicester City v Everton (5.30pm) Sky
Spurs v Southampton (1.30pm) Sky
Manchester City v Arsenal (4pm) Sky
West Ham v Manchester United (7.45pm) Sky
Norwich City v Watford (7.45pm)
mackems v Everton (7.45pm)
Liverpool v Chelsea (8pm) Sky
Sun 15.05.2016: (TV picks tbc but KO's fixed)
Arsenal v Aston Villa (3pm)
Chelsea v Leicester City (3pm)
Everton v Norwich City (3pm)
Manchester United v Bournemouth (3pm)
Newcastle v Spurs (3pm)
Southampton v Crystal Palace (3pm)
Stoke City v West Ham (3pm)
Swansea v Manchester City (3pm)
Watford v mackems (3pm)
West Bromwich Albion v Liverpool (3pm)
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Local media reports claim that a new contract
has been with Magpies full back Paul Dummett, whose current deal was
set to expire in 2017.
The 24 year-old Tynesider has been with the club since the age of nine and
made a competitive senior debut in January 2012 after previous loan spells at
both Gateshead and St. Mirren.
Returning from injury for the closing weeks of last season as United avoided
relegation, Dummy's most recent comeback has coincided with our current four
match unbeaten run.
Scoring three goals to date in 73 first team outings (63 starts), Welsh
international Dummett has a slim chance of sneaking into their Euro 2016
Thursday saw Newcastle confirm the departure of
midfield pair Sylvain Marveaux and Gabriel Obertan by mutual
ahead of the expiration of their contracts this summer.
become free agents after their five years at the club comes to an end -
both acquired ahead of the 2011/12 season when Alan Pardew was in post (with
Obertan's arrival a direct result of the manager's lobbying to be given some
say in player recruitment).
Obertan amassed 77 appearances in all competitions (48 starts)
and found the net three times: away to Blackburn Rovers in February 2012, in a
Europa League home tie against Bruges the following October and the winner
against Leicester at SJP in October 2014.
Marveaux's contribution was even more fitful, making the last of his 57
appearances (28 starts) against Everton in March 2014. His two goals
came in the closing weeks of 2012 - at home to Maritmo in the Europa League
and during a 3-7 defeat at Arsenal.
To put those figures into some sort of context, we will have played 223
competitive games during their time at the club by the end of the current
Following the on-field
disorder during Monday's game between Chelsea and Spurs, the FA have charged
both clubs with failing to control their players and Spurs player Mousa
Dembele with violent conduct.
The Belgian midfielder has until 6pm on Thursday to respond, but faces a
lengthy suspension that will include his side's visit to SJP on Saturday week.
Spurs will already be without fellow midfielder Dele Alli at Gallowgate after
he was charged and banned for a previous offence against West Bromwich
the Shields goals online here
2,421 fans were treated
to 90 minutes of pulsating cup football at St. James' Park on Wednesday night,
as the 2016 Techflow Group
Northumberland Senior Cup went the way of North Shields.
Taking an early lead against the reigning champions Blyth Spartans, the Robins
trailed 1-2 at half time before a stirring revival after the break saw them
regain the lead to the delight of their followers.
Evostik Northern Premier League side Blyth duly levelled the scores at 3-3 and
the tie looked set for extra time - until Shields produced a 93rd minute
winner to lift the cup for the first time since 1991.
(Thanks to @CJCPhotoUK for the image)
Glad all over!
1 Crystal Palace 0
Nothing to play for?
A 2-2 draw at Chelsea on Monday ended any hopes Spurs retained
of winning the Premier League - and handed the title to Leicester City in the
Mauricio Pochettino's side sit three points clear in second place and round
off their season by hosting Southampton on Sunday, before making a final day
visit to Newcastle a week later.
However, they are now assured of second or third spot and Champions League
qualification, with nearest challengers Manchester City and Arsenal still to play
The team from White Hart Lane also have a vastly superior goal
difference to those sides, another sizeable factor in their quest to finish
above their North London rivals for the first time since 1995.
That particular contest could be settled this Sunday, with Spurs up first
against the Saints before the Gunners
get underway at the Etihad.
While Spurs cannot now emulate their 1961 title success, the opportunity
remains to finish as runner's up for the first time since 1963. This is
already their best Premier League season, beating 2010's fourth.
PS: Leicester's title success came 24 years to the day that Newcastle
avoided relegation to Division Three following a 2-1 victory at Filbert
It also coincided with the first anniversary of our 0-3 debacle at the King Power
Stadium as the Foxes continued their remarkable
escape from relegation.
A 1-0 home win over QPR on Monday was enough to ensure that Burnley
returned to the Premier League at the first time of asking.
Ex Magpie Joey Barton appeared against another one of his former clubs but
faces an uncertain future, as he's out of contract at Turf Moor this summer.
Hopefully the events of 2009 won't unfold again, when Burnley's promotion to
the top flight came in the wake of Newcastle's demotion to the
The second automatic promotion place will be decided on Saturday when Boro and
Brighton meet each other - goal difference only separating the second and
third placed clubs.
Whichever side misses out will join Hull City, Derby County and Sheffield
Wednesday in the playoffs.
Hillsborough - a view
Away end at White Hart Lane, Spurs
v NUFC 1987
Following the conclusion of the inquest, here's one Newcastle fan's
perspective on the tragic events at the Leppings Lane End in 1989 read
exit for old boys
After a disappointing season that ended with a ninth place finish,
National League side Gateshead have culled their squad and released ten
Among those leaving the International Stadium are ex Magpies Matty Pattison,
James Marwood and Craig Baxter. Midfielder Paddy McLaughlin
has however been offered new terms by the Tynesiders.
PS: Northern League side Consett confirm that former Magpies Academy
coach Willie Donachie is to be their first team coach next season.
Latest temporary postings for our mob:
Sammy Ameobi (Cardiff City):
Birmingham City (h), Championship, Saturday
Ivan Toney (Barnsley):
Wigan Athletic (a) League One, Sunday
Adam Armstrong/Gael Bigirimana
Oldham Athletic (a) League One, Sunday
Peterborough United (a) League One, Sunday
Haris Vuckic (Wigan Athletic):
Barnsley (h) League One, Sunday
Notts County (a) League Two, Saturday
Lubo Satka (York City):
League Two, Saturday
Remy Cabella, Florian Thauvin
Next game: Reims (h) Ligue 1, Saturday.
Newcastle U18s 1
Following a three week break from competitive matches,
U18s returned to action on Saturday in
their penultimate Merit Group playoff fixture.
However the gap in fixtures did nothing to improve United's form as they lost a
fourth successive match on the road - albeit by a rather narrower margin than
the 1-7 reverse at Manchester United last time out.
Chasing a victory to seal their place at the top of Tier 3, the Swans took an
eighth minute lead when Welsh youth international Liam Cullen shot home.
The Magpies levelled before the break through Jamie Holmes, but what proved to
be the winner arrived barely two minutes in the second half, Aaron Lewis firing
past Nathan Harker to restore City's lead.
Dave Watson's side end their season with a home fixture against Southampton
next Saturday. The Saints lost 0-1 at Manchester United on Saturday - their
third successive single goal defeat.
Team: Harker, Broccoli (Spooner 80), Kitchen, Hunter, Bailey, Adu-Peprah, Smith,
Longstaff, Charman, Holmes (Long 80), Heaney (Lowther 65).
Sub n/u: Marrs.
PS: United's U21s have now concluded their league season but were in
home friendly action on Thursday afternoon, beating a Berwick Rangers XI 8-0.
Goalscorers at Little Benton were Sean Longstaff (2), Luke Charman (2),
Mackenzie Heaney (2), Adam Laidler (pen) and Callum Smith.
The Magpies wrap up their
season on Sunday week, May 15th when they face Spurs in a 3pm kickoff.
NUFC confirm that there will be no public ticket sale for this game and only
members with a previous purchase history will be allowed to buy.
NB: season ticket holders are classified as members and can purchase two
additional tickets each.
United have lost just one of eight home fixtures in 2016 (won four, drawn
NUFC: To follow.
Punts: Coral continue to offer new signups £20 in free bets once
a £5 bet is placed online
Dele Alli is suspended and will be joined in the naughty corner by fellow
midfielder Mousa Dembele.
Metro: No scheduled disruptions to service.
Spurs in Toon: PL Era:
2014/15 lost 1-3 Colback
2013/14 lost 0-4
2012/13 won 2-1 Ba, Ben Arfa
2011/12 drew 2-2 Ba, Sh.Ameobi
2010/11 drew 1-1 Coloccini
2008/09 won 2-1 N'Zogbia, Duff
2008/09 lost 1-2 Owen (LC)
2007/08 won 3-1 Martins, Cacapa, Milner
2006/07 won 3-1 Dyer, Martins, Parker
2005/06 won 3-1 Bowyer, Sh.Ameobi, Shearer
2004/05 won 1-0 Kluivert (FAC)
2004/05 lost 0-1
2003/04 won 4-0 Shearer 2, Robert 2
2002/03 won 2-1 Speed, Shearer
2001/02 lost 0-2
2000/01 won 2-0 Speed, Cordone
1999/00 won 6-1 Shearer 2, Speed, Dabizas, Ferguson, Dyer (FAC)
1999/00 won 2-1 Glass, Dabizas
1998/99 drew 1-1 Ketsbaia
1997/98 won 1-0 Barton
1996/97 won 7-1 Shearer 2, Ferdinand 2, Lee 2, Albert
1995/96 drew 1-1 Ferdinand
1994/95 drew 3-3 D.Peacock, Gillespie, Beardsley
1993/94 lost 0-1
Closing home game results - PL era:
2014/15 West Ham won 2-0
2013/14 Cardiff City won 3-0
2012/13 Arsenal lost 0-1
2011/12 Manchester City lost 0-2
2010/11 West Brom drew 3-3
2008/09 Fulham lost 0-1
2007/08 Chelsea lost 0-2
2006/07 Blackburn lost 0-2
2005/06 Chelsea won 1-0
2004/05 Chelsea drew 1-1
2003/04 Wolves drew 1-1
2002/03 Birmingham City won 1-0
2001/02 West Ham won 3-1
2000/01 Aston Villa won 3-0
1999/00 Arsenal won 4-2
1998/99 Blackburn drew 1-1
1997/98 Chelsea won 3-1
1996/97 Nottingham Forest won 5-0
1995/96 Spurs drew 1-1
1994/95 Crystal Palace won 3-2
1993/94 Arsenal won 2-0
UK Radio: tbc
Local Radio: Live on BBC Radio Newcastle
UK TV: None (as yet)
Overseas TV: To
Watch: Bacchus, 42-48 High
Bridge NE1 6BX
Lauded by CAMRA locally and
nationally, the Bacchus
is a blue chip entry in Sir John
Fitzgerald's portfolio and a long standing pre and post-match venue.
Along with a formidable range of cask ales, you'll find an excellent selection
of bottled beers, with OTB (on
the bar) updates via their twitter @Bacchus48
further details of this and the other
locations that make up the Sir John Fitzgerald estate
Mags make HK return
Newcastle's U21s will
once again feature in the Hong Kong Soccer Sevens tournament later this month
- their fifth successive visit to the annual event.
United have been drawn in Group A with Aston Villa and local sides Hong Kong
FC and Kitchee, with matches staged between May 20th and 22nd.
Aside from Villa, Leicester City, Stoke City and West Ham will also contest
the sixteen team competition - with the Potters coached by ex-Mag Glyn Hodges.
United's squad is as follows: Nathan Harker, Michael Newberry, Liam
Gibson, Jack Hunter, Callum Williams, Dan Ward, Owen Gallagher, Sean Longstaff,
Luke Charman, Dan Barlaser.
Barlaser and Williams took part in the 2015 event.
PS: Wallsend Boys Club will again represent the region in the Masters
section of the Tournament - one of eight sides composed of players aged 35 and
Fixtures, Tickets etc.
The ticket office is on the first floor of the SJP club shop, under the
Gallowgate End towards the Strawberry.
Paid-for matchday ticket collections take place from the windows at the
back of the Gallowgate End Stand, above NINE Bar.
Matchday ticket sales are from the Box Office in the Milburn Stand, just
up the slope from the Sir Bobby Robson Statue.
SJP Box Office phone: 0844
(Open for away ticket sales and enquiries during the above Box Office
* 0044 870 444 1892
NUFC confirm that new season ticket cards will be issued ahead of next
Online Box Office is here
SJP seating plan is here
On the opening day of ticket sales, they officially commence at 10am -
with any points reduction for away tickets becoming effective at the
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
travel is the public face
of the Newcastle United Travel Plan, designed to help fans attend matches using the most efficient and
sustainable methods available.
Heading to the Toon?
04.05.2016 Blyth Spartans v North Shields @ SJP, 7.30pm. TechFlow
Group Northumberland Senior Cup Final. Pay at
East Stand Turnstiles on the night. £6 adults, £3 concessions.SOLD
OUT. Allocation: 3,000.
Sat 07.05.2016 U18s v
Southampton (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League Merit Group.
Sat 07.05.2016 Aston Villa (a) @
Villa Park, 3pm. Premier
Sun 15.05.2016 Spurs (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier League.
PL fixtures published
Championship fixtures published @ 9am.
Confirmed NUFC UK live TV coverage:
NUFC Live on Sky Sports:
NUFC Live on BT Sport:
Selections made up to Sun 08.05.2016.
Premier League starts on Sat
Football League starts on Sat 06.08.2016
Metro line closures 2016: Sat 23.07.2016 to Sat 06.08.2016 From Benton to Whitley Bay both ways.
Thu 26.05.2016 Paul Gascoigne @ Sage Hall One, Gateshead. Tickets
£10, £25, £40 from 0191 446 4661. In aid of Percy Hedley
Rugby League Magic Weekend:
Salford v Widnes (2.30pm)
Castleford v Warrington (4.45pm)
Leeds v Wigan (7pm)
Sun 22.05.2016:Geordie in Europe!
Catalans Dragons v Wakefield Trinity (1pm)
Huddersfield v St Helens (3.15pm)
Hull FC v Hull KR (5.30pm)
Buy tickets here
or on 0844 856 1113.
£25 adults (£12.50 concs) per day, £40 adults (£20 concs) weekend.
Mark Allison aka Run Geordie Run
is now in Portugal, en route to Turkey on the 2016 segment of a planned
global charity trek.
A 3,400 mile route via Spain, Andorra, France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Austria,
Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Greece will take him to Istanbul on August 8th.
Mark is raising funds for The Children's Foundation and The Sir Bobby Robson
Foundation and his efforts to date have seen good causes benefit by £249K.
Finishing the fourth part of his challenge will take him past the
halfway point in a 20,000 mile route that encompasses 24 countries
across four continents.
Donations can be made online
here and Mark's progress monitored online
International Magpies |
National Service |
Euro 2016: |
10.06.2016 to 10.07.2016 Finals
Romania, Albania, Switzerland
B: England, Wales, Slovakia,
C: Germany, N.Ireland,
D: Spain, Turkey, Czech
E: Belgium, Ireland, Sweden,
F: Portugal, Iceland,
2016/17 future match dates:
Coxy's Cockup Corner |
Whoops, He did it Again... |
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
On This Day in History
Born Or Died:
1923 Leslie Porter born,
Wing half who only featured in Wartime games. He later moved on to York City, playing for the Minstermen until 1953.
1959 Andrew James Parkinson born,
Johannesburg, South Africa.
Having begun his career in South
Africa with the Highlands and Dynamos United clubs, centre forward Andy moved
to SJP in the tail end of the 1977/78 relegation season.
After substitute appearances in successive home draws against Manchester United
and Birmingham City though, he was consigned to reserve team football.
Parkinson had to wait a year until his third and final outing from the bench -
a 5-3 home win over Charlton Athletic in the Second Division.
Released at the end of that season, Andy tried his luck at Peterborough United,
but lasted barely a year at London Road before making a switch to the USA.
Appearing for the Philadelphia Fury, his next stop was in Canada with the Montreal Manic in
Canada. Gaining US Citizenship, Andy later made two appearances for the national
side and played for Team America, New York Cosmos and Fort
He then returned to his native South Africa.
Death of George Hannah, 61.
Scorer of one of the goals that saw off Manchester City at Wembley in the 1955 FA Cup
1907 Frankfurt (Germany)
Hall 3, Blackburn, McWilliam, Brown
1923 Manchester City
Aitken, McDonald 2
United finished the season fourth, behind
Huddersfield, Runners-up the mackems and Champions
1928 West Ham United
McDonald (pen), Gallacher, Boyd
A final-game flourish but the Champions had already
handed their crown to Everton.
Former Newcastle reserve George Robson debuted for the
visitors, having moved from SJP to East London earlier
1945 Middlesbrough (a)
(Northern Ireland) (a)
Milburn 4, Stobbart, Taylor
Alf McMichael was in the Linfield side and
subsequently moved to St.James' Park, while Woodburn and
Thompson of United guested for the home side at Windsor
1951 Middlesbrough (h)
FA Cup winners United finished off their season with a
home win to leave them fourth in the table.
homecoming as United brought the FA Cup back to Newcastle
for the second year in succession, 48 hours after their
victory over Arsenal.
Horsens (Denmark) (a)
Hilley, Penman, Anderson,
Schmidt 2 (1 pen), Schran
Following a successful promotion campaign,
United began their five game post season tour with a
win in East Jutland.
Manchester City (a)
John Hope made his only appearance in goal, replacing
McFaul. Although he never played at SJP for the
first team, he was named as a sub for a number of
Fairs Cup matches.
All Star XI (h)
McNamee 2, Craggs 2, Dyson, Craig
Hickton, Green, Suddick,
A goal-laden encounter for Geoff Allen's Testimonial.
The Magpies winger had been forced to call time prematurely on his career due to
a knee injury and assembled a varied Football League side to take on United.
Familiar faces on the scoresheet for the all- stars included future and former
Newcastle favourites Tony Green and Alan Suddick - both on Blackpool's books at
Fellow Seasider Tommy Hutchison netted, as did Boro's John Hickton and West
Ham's Jimmy Lindsay.
1976 IK Start (Norway)
Macdonald, Burns, Kennedy
The first of two post-season friendlies in Norway saw
manager Gordon Lee continue with his experiment of playing
full back Alan Kennedy in a midfield role.
Nattrass, Kennedy, Hudson (Blackhall), McCaffery, Oates,
Burns, McLean, Macdonald, Gowling, T.Craig.
Hove Albion (h)
Horton(12), Ward(26), Ryan(43)
While the Magpies were just playing out their
season, Alan Mullery's Seagulls earned the points
that ensured their promotion - although thoughts that they
had won the league were later dispelled when Crystal
Palace beat Burnley.
Estimates of how many travelling fans made the trip vary,
but given that over 18,000 fewer fans had seen our midweek
victory over Bristol Rovers, it was a sizeable number.
After a win achieved in weather conditions that varied
between sun, rain and hail the victorious Albion side
returned to the south coast that night on a specially
chartered Brighton Belle Pullman train.
correspondent obtained the autograph of a bearded Martin
Chivers, who was briefly with Albion after more
memorable stints at Southampton, Spurs and Norwich City.
footage is online here
Four defeats in a row had seen United drop out of
the top ten in Division Two and promotion chasing Rangers strolled to
victory in borrowed yellow Newcastle
An early headed goal from Mick Martin was
disallowed, but after that it was a case of how many for
the visitors. Things were to be slightly improved when the
R's returned the following season...
Derby County (h)
Keegan(17), Waddle(50), Beardsley(22,79)
Promotion was effectively achieved with this fine victory over the
Rams, although Keegan took a bang in the face when opening
That caused him to miss our Easter Monday visit to Huddersfield
Town 48 hours later, where a point from a 2-2 mathematically
confirmed our return to Division One.
post-match victory parade will live long in the memory as
the players, draped in scarves, bowed down before the
Gallowgate corner and saluted delirious fans on all four
sides of SJP.
footage is online here
Owen McGee was credited with an own goal, but two
apiece from Bernie Slaven and former Magpie Ian Baird made
it meaningless. The home side avoided the drop to Division
United were condemned to the torture of the play-offs.
fans watched the match live on a big screen erected on the
Showing buffoonery of a type synonymous with NUFC, that
screen was erected at the Leazes End and therefore became
totally unviewable when the sun came out....
footage is online here
Tottenham Hotspur (h) 1-1 (0-0)
A win for Newcastle combined with a 'Boro victory
at the Riverside over Alex Ferguson's men would have taken
the title to Tyneside, but neither part came to pass
thanks to Bryan Robson and his generous Teessiders and a
drained performance from Keegan's men.
1999 Newcastle Reserves regained the Northumberland
Senior Cup after a three year absence, beating Blyth
Spartans at SJP.
First half goals from ex-Quakers duo James Coppinger and
Paul Robinson put the Magpies ahead before Lumsden got one
back for the Spartans after the break.
Three times Newcastle's defence buckled under
pressure and three times Michael Owen galloped on to a
through ball before calmly shooting past Shay Given.
final Pontins League game of the season for the reserves
saw them draw 2-2 with York City at a deserted Whitley
the goals came in the first half with Peter Ramage and Stephen Brennan
on target for United, who ended up as runners-up to the
champions, Hartlepool United.
Rovers (h) 0-2 (0-1)
"It's been a
Those were the words of United boss Glenn Roeder, after his side extended their scoreless home
sequence to 470 minutes and made it just one win in their last ten games.
day after this game he resigned, with strong rumours
already circulating that Sam Allardyce was set to replace
Discarded season tickets littered the SJP pitch
after this awful defeat, as a first airing for the new
home kit failed to alter the mood on or off the pitch at
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Twelve months to the day that we were beaten
0-2 at St. James' by Blackburn Rovers, Avram Grant's side replicated that scoreline -
but in vastly different circumstances.
An encouraging performance from Kevin Keegan's side saw them shade the first
half but two goals after the
break confirmed the gulf in class between the teams.
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confirmed that Joey Barton had been suspended from the
club following his Anfield dismissal and the subsequent
events in the away dressing room.
The Sun ran a story containing a witness account
from the ubiquitous club insider:
"It was unbelievable. They were like two stags. Shearer
told Barton he had made a mistake putting him back in the
team, that he thought Barton was good enough to do it but
he had shown he wasn’t.
shouted at Alan that he was the best player at the club, which was why he had
to play him.
said he wasn’t, called him s*** and Joey replied that he was a s*** manager
with s*** tactics.
"At that point, it looked
like they were going to have a full-scale brawl and had to be dragged apart."
2011 Defender Mike
Williamson sustained a broken bone in his arm while training and would undergo an operation that
would rule him out of our final three games.
The reserves ended
their home fixture programme on a high note at St. James' Park, with a first
win in nine league and cup attempts on Tyneside, beating Blackburn Rovers 4-2.
Adam Armstrong once again served notice of his talent with two more goals to
take his seasonal tally at reserve level to 11 from just 13 starts.
The 18 year-old striker also capped an industrious display by adding two
assists and trying his luck with five other decent goal attempts.
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The Derby Telegraph
Steve McClaren will be the head coach of Derby County next season.
McClaren has been strongly linked with a
move to Newcastle United this summer but he has assured the club he is ready
for a third crack at promotion with the Rams.
He watched on as Derby missed out on a
place in the Championship play offs on Saturday.
Afterwards, he said his intention was to be at club next season and put things
right. Plans to do that are already under way.
Unfortunately, that report
proved to be well wide of the mark.