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The Magpies conclude their home Premier League fixture programme
this evening, hosting the Gunners in an 8pm kick-off.
The game is live on Sky Sports and all tickets have been sold.
The visiting side took their full 3,000 allocation.
As preparations for their final display of the season continue,
Wor Flags have issued this plea:
"Our biggest ever display is planned against Arsenal, with the
entire stadium involved.
"If you can be in your seat 10 minutes early you’ll help create
something that will look unbelievable!
"Leave the normal wavers under your seats at the start, get
them out at the end.
"Our display is focussed on this team and our club. Let’s go
out on a high!"
Don't forget to leave all flags inside
the ground for future
United have beaten Arsenal just once in 20 attempts - and the North London
side have won 18 of the last 19 meetings in all competitions. They travel to
SJP seeking a ninth consecutive success at home and away.
Since Ciaran Clark's header at SJP in September 2018, Newcastle have failed
to score a single goal in any of the six PL meetings - a 540 minute famine
that extends to 660 minutes in all competitions, including an FA Cup tie
that was settled in extra time.
In that time, the Gunners have netted 14 times against us in the PL (16 in
Pre-match: For the final time this season, former Magpie (and
Gunner) Malcolm Macdonald will be holding pre and post-match talk-ins at The Dog and Parrot.
Starting time is 6pm and then afterwards at 10.15pm - all welcome, no
entry charge. Find it opposite Times Square on Clayton
Street West/Neville Street.
Kieran Trippier and Callum Wilson both returned from injury at Manchester
City and should be available - although it remains to be seen whether either
land a place in the starting line-up.
Jonjo Shelvey and Joe Willock will miss the remainder of the season due to injury, while the fitness of Fabian Schar is yet
tbc. Ryan Fraser has returned to training but is doubtful, while Federico
Fernandez is reportedly unfit.
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Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney both miss out due to injury
while Ben White is nursing a hamstring problem.
Ahead of their visit to Tyneside, Mikel Arteta's side were on the wrong end
of a 0-3 loss at local rivals Spurs on Thursday - ending a run of four
successive PL wins.
Rob Holding was red-carded and will be suspended for Monday's game, while
fellow central defender Gabriel limped off during the second half and is
A 1-0 win for Spurs on Sunday saw them move above Arsenal into fourth place,
two points ahead but with just one game left. After visiting us, the
Gunners conclude their season at home to Everton.
Just one of Arsenal's 18 PL away games have ended in a draw this season: a
0-0 stalemate at Brighton. The other 17 resulted in nine victories and eight
Referee: Darren England - second Toon posting of the season
for the whistler from Doncaster, following on from the 1-1 draw at Crystal
VAR: Jarred Gillett - second successive game on the cameras
for the Australian official following the Manchester City away game.
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Metro: No scheduled closures
The X50 and Q3 park & ride services will both operate
Road closures: Temporary road closures around the ground will be
in place from an hour before kick-off until 30 minutes after the
Foodbank: The usual stall and bucket shakers will be on
Strawberry Place - please support them with donations of food or
cash if you're able to.
Ridiculously, given the fact that we won just one of our first
11 home games, United have taken 27 points from 18 fixtures at SJP
so far this season.
With one home game to play, that's their best total since 2018 and
were they to beat Arsenal then they'd reach 30 points for the first
PL season since 2011/12:
2011/12 38 points from 19 matches
2012/13 28 points from 19 matches
2013/14 27 points from 19 matches
2014/15 26 points from 19 matches
2015/16 28 points from 19 matches
2017/18 28 points from 19 matches
2018/19 25 points from 19 matches
2019/20 26 points from 19 matches
2020/21 23 points from 19 matches
2021/22 27 points from 18 matches
Discounting Bank Holidays, this is our first PL Monday home
fixture since a 3-0 win over Wigan Athletic in December 2012.
Arsenal @ SJP - PL era:
2020/21 Lost 0-2
2019/20 Lost 0-1
2018/19 Lost 1-2 Clark
2017/18 Won 2-1 Perez, Ritchie
2015/16 Lost 0-1
2014/15 Lost 1-2 Sissoko
2013/14 Lost 0-1
2012/13 Lost 0-1
2011/12 Drew 0-0
2010/11 Drew 4-4 Barton 2, Best, Tiote
2010/11 Lost 0-4 (LC)
2008/09 Lost 1-3 Martins
2007/08 Drew 1-1 S.Taylor
2006/07 Drew 0-0
2005/06 Won 1-0 Solano
2004/05 Lost 0-1
2003/04 Drew 0-0
2002/03 Drew 1-1 Robert
2001/02 Drew 1-1 Robert (FAC)
2001/02 Lost 0-2
2000/01 Drew 0-0
1999/00 Won 4-2 Speed 2, Shearer, Griffin
1998/99 Drew 1-1 Hamann
1997/98 Lost 0-1
1996/97 Lost 1-2 Shearer
1995/96 Won 2-0 Ginola, Ferdinand
1994/95 Won 1-0 Beardsley
1993/94 Won 2-0 Cole, Beardsley
Closing home game results - PL era:
2020/21 Sheffield United won 1-0
2019/20 Liverpool lost 1-3
2018/19 Liverpool lost 2-3
2017/18 Chelsea won 3-0
2016/17 Barnsley won 3-0 (Ch)
2015/16 Spurs won 5-1
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 Bromwich Albion drew 3-3
2009/10 Ipswich Town drew 2-2 (Ch)
2008/09 Fulham lost 0-1
2007/08 Chelsea lost 0-2
2006/07 Blackburn Rovers 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 Rovers 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
Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool
Leeds United 0-3 Chelsea
Leicester City 3-0 Norwich City
Watford 0-0 Everton
Wolves 1-5 Manchester City
Spurs 3-0 Arsenal
Spurs 1-0 Burnley
Aston Villa 1-1 Crystal Palace
Leeds United 1-1 Brighton
Watford 1-5 Leicester City
Wolves 1-1 Norwich City
West Ham 2-2 Manchester City
Everton 2-3 Brentford
Thankfully Newcastle aren't involved in what remains a three
horse race to avoid demotion to the Championship next season with
Watford and Norwich City.
Thursday's games have a bearing on whether Everton, Leeds or Burnley
drop out - but the race to avoid that third relegation place will go
to the final day, meaning that our trip to Turf Moor has some
And from a black and white perspective, Eddie Howe's side are now
assured of a finishing place somewhere between ninth and 15th.
Remaining PL fixtures:
Newcastle v Arsenal (8pm) Sky
Southampton v Liverpool (7.45pm) Sky
Everton v Crystal Palace (7.45pm)
Aston Villa v Burnley (8pm)
Chelsea v Leicester City (8pm)
Sun 22.05.2022: (all 4pm KOs):
(Live TV selections awaited)
Arsenal v Everton
Brentford v Leeds United
Brighton v West Ham
Burnley v Newcastle
Chelsea v Watford
Crystal Palace v Manchester United
Leicester City v Southampton
Liverpool v Wolves
Manchester City v Aston Villa
Norwich City v Spurs
Jurgen, Pep, Eddie, Thomas & Patrick
Eddie Howe has been short listed for the
Premier League Manager of the Year alongside Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp,
Thomas Frank and Patrick Vieira.
Howe's achievement in securing safety for his side after a catastrophic
start to the season has been recognised in the nominations with title
challengers Manchester City and Liverpool most likely to provide the winner
of the award.
Also nominated are Brentford's Frank and Vieira of Crystal Palace who both
defied the pre-season relegation odds.
The votes of the public and a panel of experts will decide who gets the
award. Vote for Eddie
Stags get their
noses in front
And then there were two:
Longstaff (Mansfield Town)
The Stags hold a one goal advantage going into the second leg of
their League Two promotion playoff against Northampton Town on
Matty played an hour of Town's 2-1 home win over the Cobblers on
Saturday, leaving the field with Town 2-0 up - only for the visitors to
net within a minute of his substitution.
The winners face either Port Vale or Swindon Town at Wembley in the
playoff final on Saturday May 28th.
The first leg of that semi-final took place on Sunday, with Swindon
securing a 2-1 victory at the County Ground.
Rodrigo Vilca (Universitario)
Sunday's Primera Division game away to Carlos Mannucci finished
scoreless, but Vilca wasn't named in the matchday squad.
runners & riders
With Fulham and
Bournemouth taking the two automatic promotion places, the
Championship playoff line-up is now confirmed as follows:
Luton Town 1-1 Huddersfield Town
Sheffield United 1-2 Nottingham Forest
Ex-Magpie Jack Colback got the first Forest goal.
Huddersfield Town v Luton Town (7.45pm)
Nottingham Forest v Sheffield United (7.45pm)
winners will clash at Wembley Stadium
on Sunday May 29th (4.30pm).
The Blades are attempting to make a top-flight return at the first
time of asking, while the Terriers are hoping to end a three season
stay in the second tier.
Forest haven't played in the Premier League since the 1998/99
season, while Kenilworth Road last hosted top flight games back in
1991/92 - the last season before the PL was created.
PS: Luton's current capacity of 10,073 is even smaller than
that of Bournemouth, which is currently 11,329.
Six years to the day that relegation was rubber-stamped by a 3-0 mackem
victory over Everton, Newcastle's Premier League safety was mathematically
confirmed without kicking a ball on Wednesday night.
A 3-0 win for Chelsea over Leeds United at Elland Road left the 18th-placed Whites nine points behind the Magpies with just two games
To have recovered from what looked like the hopeless position of one victory
and just 12 points from our first 20 games of the season is a remarkable
achievement - with the mid-season transfers only one part of the story.
Wherever we go from here and
whoever ends up wearing the black and white shirt, the class of 2022 deserve
massive credit for restoring some belief, integrity and pride to the club
and the supporters.
For Eddie Howe it's a personal triumph and for the club a vindication of
their decision to appoint him; top-flight survival priceless to owners for
whom the loss of face that would have accompanied relegation was
While reaching this point in previous seasons was the limit of our ambitions
though, things are rather different on Barrack Road these days. This is the
first building block - and hopefully the cornerstone of future success.
Former Magpies now out of contract at their current clubs include:
Andy Carroll (West Bromwich Albion)
Carl Finnigan (Morpeth Town)
Paul Huntington (Preston North End)
Neil McDonald (Barrow Asst Mgr)
Steve Watson (Chester FC Mgr)
Manchester City 5 Newcastle 0
Tyneside-based Football Bobbles present this fine bucket hat, paying
homage to United's first-ever Brazilian superstar.
Dinha bucket hats are reversible and come in sizes M, L and XL
We had one to give away and asked you to identify a
former Magpie from these clues:
Born in Brazil, I joined Newcastle from Lyon in 2007 and scored twice in
29 appearances before leaving on a free transfer after relegation. Who am I?
It was Claudio Cacapa - and the
winning entry was randomly drawn as coming from Aidan McAtominey.
The latest release from badge provider Magpin pays
tribute to SJP cult hero of the 1990s, David Kelly
Thanks to everyone who snapped up one of the 50 special edition
backing cards hand-signed by Ned. They sold out in less than 10 minutes,
meaning that the Show Racism the Red Card charity are now £500
Meanwhile, restocks of the popular ASM, Joelinton
and Kieran Trippier badges are also now back on sale.
PS: The Fraser/Burn
double badge has now finally appeared and will be posted out asap.
Having pledged to
develop a training facility on a new site, plans for a revamp of
Newcastle's current first team base at Darsley Park have been
submitted to North Tyneside Council.
Application is online here
Improvements include plunge and hydrotherapy pools, a player's
lounge, extended catering facilities and additional facilities for
club medical and support staff.
The club have occupied the present site since 2002 but remain
committed to relocating, describing this proposed upgrade of the
existing facilities as "short term". Work is expected to start
immediately upon approval.
The renewal period for existing Newcastle United season ticket
holders is now open for the 2022/23 campaign.
The club is contacting all current season ticket holders by
email to inform them of the renewal process, with letters being
posted to any season ticket holders without a valid email address on
their club ticketing account.
Supporters wishing to renew their season ticket for the
2022/23 season must complete their renewal by Thursday 19th May.
Any seats not renewed by this date will be released for
general sale. Information on general sale season tickets will be
confirmed in due course.
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Arsenal (h) @ SJP, 8pm. Premier League.
SOLD OUT. Live on
Burnley (a) @ Turf Moor, 4pm. Premier League.
SOLD OUT. Allocation: 2,350.
16.06.2022 PL fixture release
06.08.2022 PL season start
season halt Mon
26.12.2022 PL season restart
28.05.2023 PL season end
Carabao Cup Round dates:
(NUFC enter in Round 2)
R2: w/c Mon 22.08.2022
R3: w/c Mon 07.11.2022
R4: w/c Mon 19.12.2022
QF: w/c Mon 09.01.2023
SF1: w/c Mon 23.01.2023
SF2: w/c Mon 30.01.2023
F: Sun 26.02.2023 (Wembley)
FA Cup Round dates:
(NUFC enter in Round 3)
F: tbc (Wembley)
NUFC Live on TV:
Mon 16.05.2022 Arsenal (h) 8pm Sky
Other events @ SJP:
Rugby League Magic
Wakefield v Toulouse (2.30pm)
St Helens v Wigan (4.45pm)
Leeds v Castleford Tigers (7pm)
Huddersfield v Salford (1pm)
Catalans v Warrington (3.15pm)
Hull FC v Hull KR (5.30pm)
Rugby League WC Finals:
England v Samoa (2.30pm)
International Magpies |
National Service |
02.06.2022 South Korea (a) Seoul FR
06.06.2022 Japan (a) Tokyo FR
11.06.2022 Argentina (n) Melbourne FR
Chris Wood (New Zealand)
14.06.2022 Costa Rica (n) WCPO Doha
Whoops, He did it Again...
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
On This Day in History |
16th May |
Born Or Died:
George Stanley Seymour
born, Kelloe, Durham. (1920-29)
As captain, manager, director and
Vice -President, Stan Seymour served United in three spells over almost seventy years.
Known as "Mister Newcastle" thanks to his later achievements on and off the field,
Seymour was initially discarded by the club as a teenage amateur before World
War I, returning to play local football for Shildon.
After a brief spell at Bradford City, his career took off after some impressive displays for Greenock Morton, before
his move to Newcastle followed in May 1920.
The return on the £2,500 fee paid was instant as Seymour marked his debut with a goal on the opening day of the season, although his side only managed a 1-1 home draw with West Bromwich Albion.
Four solid seasons brought successive top ten finishes, culminating in a 2-0 victory in the 1924 FA Cup Final, where Seymour scored the second goal in the dying minutes of the club’s Wembley debut.
Stan accepted an FA invitation to join a tour of Australia in 1925 (along with
fellow Magpie Charlie Spencer), winning unofficial England caps during a
mammoth 25 game tour that took five months to conclude including one month
journey time by sea each way!
Seymour’s finest club campaign came in 1926/27 as he was an ever-present in the Championship-winning side, scoring eighteen goals
– the last of which came in a title- clinching 1-1 draw at West Ham United.
Two seasons later came his retirement from playing, his final appearance coming at
SJP against Arsenal in October 1928.
Nine years later however, Stan was invited to join the Newcastle Board, giving up his sideline of
a newspaper match compiler but retaining ownership of the sports shop he’d established in the city.
After the war years intervened, Seymour set about reconstructing the side which
would achieve promotion back to the First Division at the second attempt in 1948.
Having handed over nominal control of team affairs to George Martin, Seymour took over again when Martin defected to Aston Villa in 1950, presiding over two FA Cup Final
A dip in results though saw Stan convinced by his fellow directors to make way
for another team manager, Duggie Livingstone arriving at Christmas 1954.
He was to last barely a year though, with Seymour famously over-ruling him before the 1955 FA Final, when Jackie Milburn
was omitted from the first teamsheet submitted to the directors for their
Stan remained at SJP while Charlie Mitten and Norman Smith were tried as
manager. However his masterstroke was bringing Joe Harvey back in 1962 to fill
Harvey eventually departed in 1975, with Seymour retiring as a club director the following year
- aged 83.
He passed away two years later, having seen his son join the board – although he didn’t live to see Stan Seymour junior emulate his father and become Chairman.
1921 Charlie Wayman
born, Bishop Auckland. (1941-47)
Coming to prominence in the
football team at Chilton Colliery where he worked, Charlie was signed on by
Spennymoor United and wrote to Newcastle requesting a trial.
That came to fruition in 1941 and although war service in the Royal Navy
restricted his availability, Wayman showed his goalscoring ability in wartime
league matches (also guesting for Portsmouth).
Switching to centre forward in the wake of Albert Stubbin's move to Liverpool,
Charlie's first game in that role was memorable - despite missing a first
minute penalty kick.
Wayman went on to score four times in a 13-0 home trouncing of Newport County
and ended up netting 34 in the 1946/47 season.
However, he fell out with United and requested a transfer after being
dropped from the FA Cup Semi Final team against Charlton in March 1947. United lost
That rift was never healed (although not publicly disclosed) and Charlie moved
on to Southampton that October in exchange for a club record fee of £10K.
He continued to score goals there and was as prolific when moving on to Preston North End in September 1953.
At Deepdale he was part of the side who lost the title to Arsenal on
goal average and were beaten by West Brom in the Cup Final.
Spells with Middlesbrough and Darlington then saw him forced into retirement
due to a knee injury in 1958, having
netted a career total of 250 goals in 382 games.
Charlie's final involvement with football proved to be a coaching role at
Evenwood Town, after which he worked for Scottish & Newcastle Breweries.
Married with four sons and two daughters, Charlie passed away in February 2006.
1905 Austria XI (a)
Played in Prague.
1906 Vienna/Austria XI (a)
Gardner 3, Higgins 3, Orr
The second game of Newcastle's post-season tour saw
them in action at the Hohe Warte pitch of First Vienna FC.
1909 Copenhagen XI (a)
Played in Copenhagen.
1911 SpVgg Fürth (Germany)
Scorer tbc(43), Scorer tbc(2-1)
United's Bavarian opponents were coached by ex-England international William Townley, who had previously
appeared for Blackburn Rovers and Darwen. He also acted as
Amalgamating with TSV Vestenburgsgreuth in 1996, they
became known as SpVgg Greuther Fürth thereafter.
United exited the Coronation Cup competition at the semi-final
stage, comprehensively beaten at the Ibrox home of Rangers.
A lifeless display brought some catcalling from fans and
even when given the chance to net from the penalty spot on
76 minutes, Bobby Mitchell contrived to miss the target.
Across the city meanwhile, over 70,000 fans were watching Celtic
defeat Manchester United 2-1 at Hampden Park.
This was an eight team event to mark the arrival of Liz on the throne and involved ourselves, Spurs, Arsenal, Manchester United, Rangers, Celtic, Hibs and the Dons.
The final took place in front of 117,060 fans at Hampden and saw Celtic beat Hibs 2-0.
Team: Simpson, Cowell,
Batty, Harvey, Brennan, Crowe, White, Mulgrew,
Milburn, Hannah, Mitchell.
Ivor Broadis was part of the England side that lost 0-1 to
Yugoslavia in a friendly staged in Belgrade.
Leeds United (h)
Having been thumped 0-3 in Yorkshire just weeks
earlier, the Magpies gained revenge over Don Revie's side.
A fine late strike by Alan Suddick saw him cement his
position as top scorer in the league with 14 to his name.
Two points gained completed Newcastle's escape from
relegation in their first season back in the top flight -
and was enough to raise them above their mackem rivals.
1970 Victoria Royals
United faced the Royals for the second time in a week,
winning once again - this time at Royal Athletic Park.
Team: McFaul, Craggs,
Craig, Gibb, Burton, Moncur, Robson, Smith, Dyson, Cowan,
First Division Play-off
After a 0-0 draw at Roker Park, hopes were high going
into the second leg of this semi-final, with a place in Wembley play-offs
In the event though, Newcastle never got going and were beaten by goals
from Denis Smith's blue-clad goblin striking duo.
This remains just about the only game either of the NUFC.com authors
remember leaving early - the pathetic pitch invasion
hastening both our (separate) exits from the ground.
66 arrests were made and 12 police offers injured (of 550 on duty),
referee George Courtney was forced to take the players off the field for 18
minutes after the second goal.
One unlucky student-type in the Bacchus who chose an
inopportune time to ask the final score was subsequently treated in the
RVI for a burst eardrum...
Among those watching from the Milburn Stand were former Magpie trio
Chris Waddle, Peter Beardsley and Paul Gascoigne, who left the England
squad to attend.
If you can't remember this game, count your blessings....it's worth recalling the team Jim Smith put on the park that
Team: Burridge, Stimson,
Bradshaw (Dillon 46), Aitken, Anderson, Scott, Askew (O'Brien 77),
Brock, Quinn, McGhee, Kristensen.
footage of the goings on is here
PS: The mackems went on
to lose 0-1 to Swindon, but still gained promotion after
the Wiltshire side were demoted for their part in illegal
match betting - their chairman and manager having backed
Town to be beaten in the FA Cup at.....Newcastle. They
FA Cup Final
The Gunners completed the League and Cup double with
this routine victory over a docile United side.
Magpies boss Kenny Dalglish was probably the
only man on the planet who thought putting Pistone at right
back instead of Steve Watson was a good idea. That's apart from
Marc Overmars - and Arsene Wenger...
Blackburn Rovers (h)
United's pre-Wembley slump continued as they made it
six games without a win since beating Spurs in the FA Cup
Without Alan Shearer and Duncan Ferguson, only a thunderbolt from Didi Hamann avoided an embarrassing
loss to an already-relegated Rovers side.
NUFC.com match report
Confirmation came from Newcastle that a back five of Pavel
Srnicek, Olivier Bernard, Craig Moore, Titus Bramble and loanee
Onyewu had all left the club.
P37, 34pts, 18th/20
After the euphoria of beating Boro,
normal service resumed for Alan Shearer's side.
NUFC.com match report
A mixture of poor luck, poor decisions, poor football and poor
play - and a feeling that the hard work had been
done - cost us dear.
Obafemi Martins was unfortunate to hit the post and Mark Viduka denied a legitimate goal for
some non-existent pushing, but everything else was self-inflicted.
Sluggish defending allowed Diomansy Kamara to shoot Fulham ahead while
Sebastien Bassong's red card was well deserved.
2012 Ex-Newcastle boss Kenny Dalglish saw his second managerial
spell at Anfield end, paying the price for a troubled
first full season in charge of the Reds.
Despite winning a trophy, the League Cup success failed to
keep Kenny at the helm, with an eighth place finish in the league (below
Everton) and various underachieving big money buys,
including Andy Carroll.
Queen's Park Rangers (a) 1-2 (1-0)
United's winless run was extended to ten games at Loftus Road by a Rangers side
who were already condemned to relegation.
Our own chances of avoiding the drop
rested on final day results involving ourselves, Hull City and the mackems.
U23 side missed out on a place in Premier League 2 Division One after
losing their promotion play-off 1-2 to West Ham at St. James' Park.
2018 Ex-Magpies boss Sam Allardyce received another fat pay-off, as Everton became
the latest club to banish his sterile brand of football. This,
despite leading them out of relegation trouble to finish eighth.