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make the short trip to their wearside foes in the Third Round of this
season's FA Cup over the weekend of January 6th 2024.
Tony Mowbray's side are ninth in the Championship, 19 points off top
spot. They've lost four times in nine home league games.
Eddie Howe's side currently occupy fifth spot in the Premier League,
seven points behind the leaders.
This will be the first Tyne-wear derby in this competition since a
Quarter Final tie in 1956.
FA Cup record v mackems:
1955/56 mackems (h) lost 0-2
1912/13 mackems (n) lost 0-3
1912/13 mackems (h) drew 2-2
1912/13 mackems (a) drew 0-0
1908/09 mackems (a) won 3-0
1908/09 mackems (h) drew 2-2
1901/02 mackems (h) won 1-0
The Magpies will look to avoid a fourth successive exit
from the competition at the first time of asking. They've only won
one of their last 10 FA Cup Third Round ties at the first
Re: ticket allocations, the away club are theoretically entitled to take 15% of
the capacity but subject to approval by the stadium Safety Advisory Group.
In other words, in excess of 7,000 tickets could be allocated, but there's
absolutely nothing guaranteed.
Replays continue in the Third Round this season - recent media reports have
claimed that they will be scrapped, but that's from 2024/25 onwards.
NUFC last 10 FAC3
2022/23 Sheffield Wednesday
(a) lost 1-2
2021/22 Cambridge United (h) lost 0-1
2020/21 Arsenal (a) lost 0-2aet
2019/20 Rochdale (a) drew 1-1 (won replay)
2018/19 Blackburn Rovers (h) drew 1-1 (won replay)
2017/18 Luton Town (h) won 3-1
2016/17 Birmingham City (a) drew 1-1 (won replay)
2015/16 Watford (a) lost 0-1
2014/15 Leicester City (a) lost 0-1
2013/14 Cardiff City (h) lost 1-2
Newcastle's last derby victory came at the stadium of plight in 2011
(1-0, Ryan Taylor over the wall) after which the two sides drew 1-1
Another 1-1 draw in the dark place came the following season (Yohan
Cabaye) after which they won six in a row, as a multiplicity of
poorly-produced trinkets attest.
The rot was stopped in the most recent meeting; Aleksander Mitrovic
on target during a 1-1 draw at SJP during March 2016.
NUFC next nine games:
Everton (a) PL
Spurs (a) PL
AC Milan (h) CL
Fulham (h) PL
Chelsea (a) LC
Luton Town (a) PL
Nottingham Forest (h) PL
Liverpool (a) PL
mackems (a) FA
SAFC next eight games:
West Bromwich Albion (h) Ch
Leeds United (h) Ch
Bristol City (a) Ch
Coventry City (h) Ch
Hull City (a) Ch
Rotherham United (a) Ch
Preston North End (h) Ch
Newcastle United (h) FA
1 Manchester United 0
A 55th minute close range effort from Anthony Gordon deservedly
gave the Magpies their sixth successive Premier League home victory
on Saturday night.
An unchanged line-up from the one controversially held in Paris on
Tuesday stylishly set about the Red Devils from the off, but had
only Gordon's finish from Kieran Trippier's cross to show for their
Trippier had come closest to opening the scoring late in the first
half with a free kick from a similar distance to Raheem Sterling's
effort for Chelsea in the last home game, but rattled the Gallowgate
goal frame with comedic custodian Onana rooted to the spot.
Winning the toss, Erik ten Hag's side chose to attack the Leazes End
but barely bothered to do so - SJP old boy Steve McClaren on the
away bench perhaps gambling that Newcastle would tire later playing
up the slope.
It didn't work and at times the approach play from the hosts was a
joy to watch against the gutless and uncommitted visitors, but until
the goal just three of our 16 shots were on target; Onana barely
However Newcastle's injury woes continued when goalkeeper Nick Pope
was led from the field late on with a shoulder problem after landing
His replacement Martin Dubravka was unable to prevent substitute
Antony from netting in the final seconds of normal time, but the
away side's celebrations were instantly cut short by a raised flag -
the goal bound effort hitting an offside Harry Maguire.
That was to be the only real moment of danger in almost 10 minutes
of time added on, before the final whistle confirmed a third
successive win and clean sheet of 2023 over the Red Devils -
something Newcastle haven't achieved since back in 1897.
The Wor Flags banner unfurled across the Leazes End tonight
referenced Eddie Howe's dressing room comment ahead of April's home
win over this lot as relayed on the Amazon documentary - minus the
If the dividend from our cup final defeat at their hands in February
was to motivate the manager and players to the levels shown again
here when facing these lot, it was a price worth paying.
Team: Pope (Dubravka 86), Trippier, Schar, Lascelles,
Livramento, Joelinton, L.Miley, Guimaraes, Almiron, Isak, Gordon
Subs n/u: Karius, Dummett, Krafth, Hall, Diallo,
Kieran Trippier and Jamaal Lascelles remain one PL booking
away from an automatic one game ban.
Goal: Gordon 55
Wan-Bissaka (Reguilon 80), Shaw, Dalot, Maguire, Mainoo (Amrabat
80), McTominay, Fernandes, Martial (Hojlund 61), Rashford (Antony
Subs n/u: Bayindir, Lindelof, Varane, Pellistri, van de Beek.
Booked: Maguire, Antony
"The players have
responded again. What a response to that late goal in Paris. It
would have been easy to feel sorry for ourselves.
"I couldn't be happier with the players tonight - the
performances we put in against three top teams were brilliant, so
that will give us confidence. Then, when we get some players back,
we can push on even further."
"From day one, when he arrived at the club, you could see
the passion he had and his desire to achieve and be
"He puts the work in every day and sometimes we have to go and
get him off the training pitch.
"He was very good again up against a very good defender
today in Wan-Bissaka. Physically he was so good today, it was a
really good battle between the two of them.
"I am delighted he is scoring the goals now and getting
the recognition he deserves."
"It will be a massive blow for us if he is ruled out for any
length of time. It looked really innocuous, but that is usually the
way and they are normally the more serious ones. You could see he
was in distress and it looked like he dislocated his shoulder just
"Martin Dubravka came on in a tricky situation with 10
minutes to go with a narrow lead, which is not nice for any
goalkeeper, so I have to compliment him for doing so well."
Jones - a third appointment of the season involving us for the
Merseysider, following on from our 0-1 PL loss at Manchester City
and 0-3 success in the Carabao Cup at Old Trafford.
VAR: Michael Salisbury
Anthony Gordon netted his sixth Premier League goal of the
season, moving to within one of joint top scorers Alexander Isak and
Gordon has now scored in each of his last four PL home games
- the first Magpie to do so in that competition since Joe Wilock in
His tally of seven PL goals takes him one ahead of Sean
Longstaff and level with Matt Ritchie.
21 points from their opening eight home PL fixtures represents
Newcastle's most productive start since the 2002/03 campaign. Their
best start is 1995/96's full house of 24 points from eight games at
Seven PL home wins so far already exceeds the total that the
Magpies managed in four entire seasons; five in 2008/09; six in
2010/11, 2019/20 and 2020/21.
Newcastle won back to back games against Manchester United
for the very first time in the Premier League - one has to go back
to 1972 to find the last time they did so in the Football League.
Red Devils @ SJP - Premier era:
2023/24 won 1-0 Gordon
2022/23 won 2-0 Willock,
2021/22 drew 1-1 Saint-Maximin
2020/21 lost 1-4 og(Shaw)
2019/20 won 1-0 M.Longstaff
2018/19 lost 0-2
2017/18 won 1-0 Ritchie
2015/16 drew 3-3 Wijnaldum, Mitrovic, Dummett
2014/15 lost 0-1
2013/14 lost 0-4
2012/13 lost 0-3
2011/12 won 3-0 Ba, Cabaye, og(Jones)
2010/11 drew 0-0
2008/09 lost 1-2 Lovenkrands
2007/08 lost 1-5 Ab.Faye
2006/07 drew 2-2 Milner, Edgar
2005/06 lost 0-2
2004/05 lost 1-3 Shearer
2003/04 lost 1-2 Shearer
2002/03 lost 2-6 Jenas, Ameobi
2001/02 won 4-3 Robert, Lee, Dabizas, og(Brown)
2000/01 drew 1-1 Glass
1999/00 won 3-0 Ferguson, Shearer 2
1998/99 lost 1-2 Solano
1997/98 lost 0-1
1996/97 won 5-0 D.Peacock, Ginola, Ferdinand, Shearer, Albert
1995/96 lost 0-1
1994/95 drew 1-1 Kitson
1994/95 won 2-0 Albert, Kitson (LC)
1993/94 drew 1-1 Cole
Latest Premier League results/fixtures:
Arsenal 2-1 Wolves
Brentford 3-1 Luton Town
Burnley 5-0 Sheffield United
Nottingham Forest 0-1 Everton
Newcastle 1-0 Manchester United
Bournemouth v Aston Villa (2pm)
Chelsea v Brighton & Hove Albion (2pm)
Liverpool v Fulham (2pm)
West Ham v Crystal Palace (2pm) Sky
Manchester City v Spurs (4.30pm) Sky
Kelland Watts (Wigan Athletic):
Another bout of enforced idleness for Kell, named among the unused substitutes
as Wigan won 1-0 at York City in the FA Cup Second Round on Friday night.
The midfielder was an 88th minute arrival from the bench as the Owls
overcame Blackburn Rovers 3-1 in the Championship
at Hillsborough on Saturday.
Ryan Fraser (Southampton):
The Saints maintained their unbeaten Championship run with a 2-0
home win over Cardiff City on Saturday. SJP old boy Adam Armstrong
hit his eleventh and twelfth league goals of the season, while
Fraser came off the bench after 62 minutes with the score 2-0.
Jamal Lewis (Watford):
Retaining his place in the side, Jamal provided an early assist as
the Hornets went 1-0 up at Hull City in the Championship on Saturday.
Max Thompson (Northampton Town):
A difficult Saturday afternoon for goalkeeper Max, as Town conceded
three goals without reply at home to Portsmouth in League One.
Matty Bondswell (Newport County):
The defender came off the bench in the 62nd minute of a 1-1 home
draw with Barnet in the FA Cup Second Round on Saturday.
Joe White (Crewe Alexandra):
Crewe's scheduled FA Cup Second Round home tie against Bristol
Rovers on Saturday fell victim to the weather.
Cameron Ferguson (Forfar Athletic):
A 1-1 draw at home to Stranraer in Scottish League Two on Saturday
included a five minute cameo from the bench for Ferguson.
Garang Kuol (Volendam):
Home humiliation for Garang's side in the
Eredivisie on Saturday, thumped 0-5 by PEC Zwolle. Improbably, our
man appeared as a 57th minute substitute when the match was
Rodrigo Vilca (Vozdovac):
A 4-0 home victory over IMT Novi Belgrade in the Serbian Super
League on Saturday was achieved without any sign of Roddy in the
Isaac Hayden (Standard Liege):
Club Brugge (a) Belgian First Division, Sunday.
Yankuba Minteh (Feyenoord):
PSV Eindhoven (h)
Jay Turner-Cooke (St Johnstone):
Celtic (h) Scottish Premiership, Sunday.
Youth Cup date set
The FA have listed Newcastle's FA Youth Cup Third Round tie against Leyton
Orient as a Noon kick-off on Tuesday December 19th at Whitley Park.
As a consequence of that scheduling, a further new date will need to be found
for the U18 Premier League visit to Manchester City that had been
Meanwhile, United's U18 Premier League home meeting with Boro scheduled
for today fell victim to the weather. That will now be played at Little
Benton on Saturday March 2nd with an 11am kick-off.
Loan defender KO'd
On-loan Magpie Harrison Ashby has returned to Tyneside for further
assessment of a hamstring issue that has affected his availability for Swansea
The 22 year-old defender made a season-long switch to the Championship side
and has played 11 league games (10 starts), but limped off in the early stages
of last weekend's 2-2 home draw against Hull City.
PSG (a) feedback
As was the case following this season's visits
to Milan and Dortmund, Football Supporters Europe (FSE) are
collating observations from away supporters attending matches in
Anyone who was in Paris is invited to complete the survey online
here. All responses are anonymous.
NUST SJP survey
The Newcastle United Supporters Trust (NUST) are running a supporter
survey seeking views on the SJP atmosphere and safe standing
Anyone wishing to contribute can do so now online
here whether a current trust member or
not. The survey closes this Sunday, December 3rd at 7pm.
From the BBC,
UEFA has stood down the VAR who made the decision to guide the
referee to give PSG their penalty last night.
Tomasz Kwiatkowskiwas supposed
to be VAR for the Real Sociedad v RB Salzburg Champions League game
this evening. However, he has now been replaced.
Although UEFA are yet to make a
public statement over the decision to award PSG a penalty deep into
stoppage time against Newcastle last night, it is the clearest
indication yet they think the ruling was incorrect.
PSG 1 Newcastle 1
First victory for kids
PSG U19s 1 Newcastle U19s 2
action is online here
Game five of Newcastle's maiden season in the UEFA Youth League saw
them collect maximum points for the first time, leaving Paris with all three points after a late winner
saw off the ten-man hosts.
United went ahead in the 11th minute at
the Stade Georges-Lefèvre when Scott Bailey finished off a flowing move,
Travis Hernes supplying the final pass.
Three minutes after the break the home side were reduced to ten men when Senny Mayulu was given his second yellow card for a foul on Charlie McArthur.
But the hosts managed to get back on terms in the 86th minute when Mahamadou Sangare netted, assisted by Thomas Cordier.
However, Johnny Emerson restored the lead via a big deflection for the young Magpies with a minute remaining and that proved enough to secure the notable victory.
In the other game AC Milan defeated Dortmund 4-1 and although we can catch the Germans on points the head to head results will go in Dortmund's favour.
Team: Janusz, Bailey, Heffernan, McArthur, Charlton, Shahar, Stanton (Crossley 84), Hernes, Emerson, Sanusi (Palmer 90+4), Donaldson (Brayson 90+2).
Mavididi, C.Thompson, Craggs, Jones.
Booked: Heffernan, Stanton, Emerson.
A call-up to the first team squad meant that United were without
midfielder James Huntley, who had netted in the previous U19 game
away to Borussia Dortmund.
PSG: Mouquet, Kissanga (Khafi 80), Diaby, Adonis, Fanne, Mayulu, Mbappe, Serif (Cordier 79), Mbaye (Mendy 90), Bensoula (Michut 79), Sangare (Camara 90).
Subs n/u: Laurendon, Mavounia.
Sent off: Mayulu (48 - second yellow)
Booked: Mayulu, Sangare, Mbappe.
Ethan Mbappe is Kylian's 16-year old brother.
Crowd: TBC including Nicolas Anelka.
Referee: Bulat Sariyev (Kazakhstan).
Many thanks to GW
Newcastle 4 Chelsea 1
Newcastle U21s 0 Huddersfield U21s 1
Thursday night Premier League action for the Magpies, with
what is their final scheduled visit to Goodison Park. It's a 7.30pm
start on Amazon Prime.
Amazon Prime 30 day free trial is available
only one free trial per person is permitted in a 12 month period -
if you took advantage of this to watch "We are Newcastle
United" earlier this year, you'll need to be a little bit
All away section tickets have been sold.
customers receive a £20 bet when staking £5 (T's & C's apply).
Coral's markets online here
EFC: To follow.
Ahead of our visit, Sean Dyche's side visit Nottingham Forest in the
Premier League on Saturday night.
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UK Radio: Live on BBC Radio 5 Live Sport
Local Radio: Live on BBC Radio Newcastle
are observing an overtime ban until Saturday December 9th, in
addition to daily walk-outs affecting train operating companies
Dec 7th: CrossCountry / GWR
Dec 8th: Northern/Trans Pennine
Toon at Goodison - PL era:
2022/23 Won 4-1 Wilson 2,
2021/22 Lost 0-1
2020/21 Won 2-0 Wilson 2
2019/20 Drew 2-2 Lejeune 2
2018/19 Drew 1-1 Rondon
2017/18 Lost 0-1
2015/16 Lost 0-3
2014/15 Lost 0-3
2013/14 Lost 2-3 Cabaye, Remy
2012/13 Drew 2-2 Ba 2
2011/12 Lost 1-3 og(Hibbert)
2010/11 Won 1-0 Ben Arfa
2008/09 Drew 2-2 Taylor, Duff
2007/08 Lost 1-3 Owen (pen)
2006/07 Lost 0-3
2005/06 Lost 0-1
2004/05 Lost 0-2
2003/04 Drew 2-2 Shearer (2 pens)
2002/03 Lost 1-2 Robert
2001/02 Won 3-1 Bellamy, Solano, Acuna
2000/01 Drew 1-1 og(Unsworth)
1999/00 Won 2-0 Hughes, Dyer
1998/99 Lost 0-1
1997/98 Drew 0-0
1997/98 Won 1-0 Rush (FAC)
1996/97 Lost 0-2
1995/96 Won 3-1 Ferdinand, Lee, Kitson
1994/95 Lost 0-1 (FAC)
1994/95 Lost 0-2
1993/94 Won 2-0 Cole, Beardsley
Upcoming Premier League fixtures:
(All games live on Amazon Prime)
Wolves v Burnley (7.30pm)
Luton Town v Arsenal (8.15pm)
Brighton & Hove Albion v Brentford (7.30pm)
Crystal Palace v Bournemouth (7.30pm)
Fulham v Nottingham Forest (7.30pm)
Sheffield United v Liverpool (7.30pm)
Aston Villa v Manchester City (8.15pm)
Manchester United v Chelsea (8.15pm)
Everton v Newcastle (7.30pm)
Spurs v West Ham (8.15pm)
Sunday week (December 10th) sees Newcastle back in London as they
face Spurs in the Premier League. It's a 4.30pm kick-off live on
All away section tickets have been sold.
THFC: To follow
Before receiving us, Ange Postecoglou's side make the trip to
Manchester City on Sunday and then return to North London to host
West Ham on Thursday night.
on Sky Sports
UK Radio: tbc
Local Radio: Live on BBC Radio Newcastle
Magpies @ Cockerels - PL era:
2022/23 Won 2-1 Wilson,
2021/22 Lost 1-5 Schar
2020/21 Drew 1-1 Wilson (pen)
2019/20 Won 1-0 Joelinton
2018/19 Lost 0-1
2017/18 Lost 0-1
2015/16 Won 2-1 Mitrovic, Perez
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
Upcoming Premier League fixtures:
Crystal Palace v Liverpool (12.30pm) TNT
Brighton & Hove Albion v Burnley (3pm)
Manchester United v Bournemouth (3pm)
Sheffield United v Brentford (3pm)
Wolves v Nottingham Forest (3pm)
Aston Villa v Arsenal (5.30pm) Sky
Everton v Chelsea (2pm)
Fulham v West Ham (2pm)
Luton Town v Manchester City (2pm) Sky
Spurs v Newcastle (4.30pm) Sky
What is billed as a "revised
Saturday service" will be operated by the Metro on Tuesday December
26th, running roughly between the hours of 8am and 8pm.
Newcastle are in Premier League action that day at SJP - a 12.30pm
kick-off against Nottingham Forest.
there are no Metro services on New Years Day.
Season 2023/24 |
Digital ticketing FAQs here
(NUST unofficial ticketing
tips are here)
ST transfer (match by match) info here
ST resale (match by match) info here
Future STs: No additional sale, none planned, no waiting list in
Memberships: On public sale now; £37 adults, £20 U18s. Details here
SJP seating plan is here
The PL £30 away ticket price cap for adults applies
Mon 04.12.2023 U21s v
Leeds United (h)
@ Whitley Park, 7pm. PL2.
06.12.2023 U21s v Bedlington Terriers (h)
@ Whitley Park, 7.30pm. Northumberland Senior Cup quarter-final.
@ Goodison Park,
7.30pm. Premier League. SOLD
OUT. Allocation: 3,000. Live
on Amazon Prime.
@ Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, 4.30pm. Premier League. SOLD
OUT. Allocation: tbc. Live
on Sky Sports.
Wed 13.12.2023 U19s v
AC Milan (Italy) (h) @ Whitley
Park, 1pm. European Youth League Group game 6. Live
on UEFA TV (free but registration required). Note new KO time.
AC Milan (Italy) (h) @ SJP, 8pm. Champions League Group game
6. Forwarding/resale/resale seats now.
on TNT Sports.
Fulham (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier League.
Forwarding/resale/ resale seats now.
live UK TV.
Mon 18.12.2023 U21s v
Manchester United (a)
@ Carrington, 7pm. PL2.
Tue 19.12.2023 U18s v Leyton Orient (h)
@ Whitley Park, Noon. FA
Youth Cup Third Round.
@ Stamford Bridge, 8pm.
Carabao Cup. SOLD OUT. Allocation: 4,300.
on Sky Sports.
Luton Town (a) @ Kenilworth Road, 3pm. Premier League.
ST ballot opens Mon
04.12.2023, 2pm, closes Tue 05.12.2023, 2pm (open to those with less than
162 points. £30 adults,
£24 over 65s/ U22s, £21 over 75s/U19s, U17s £12, U10s £9. Allocation: 1,100.
live UK TV.
Nottingham Forest (h) @ SJP, 12.30pm. Premier League.
Member ballot opens Mon 04.12.2023, 10am
closes Wed 06.12.2023, 10am. Forwarding/resale Fri 08.12.2023, 10am. Resale
seats Mon 11.12.2023, 10am. Live
on Amazon Prime.
PL season ends Sun 19.05.2024 @ 4pm.
NUFC live on TV (UK KO times):
Everton (a) 7.30pm Prime
Sun 10.12.2023 Tottenham (a) 4.30pm Sky
Wed 13.12.2023 AC Milan (h) 8pm TNT
Chelsea (a) 8pm Sky
Forest (h) 12.30pm Prime
Mon 01.01.2024 Liverpool (a) 8pm Sky
Sat 13.01.2024 Man City (h) 5.30pm TNT
(PL Selections made to Mon 22.01.2024).
PL mid-season player break in January see Newcastle on the first weekend (13th)
and idle on the second weekend (20th).
Carabao Cup Round dates:
QF: Tue 19.12.2023 Chelsea (a) 8pm
SF1: w/c Mon 08.01.2024
SF2: w/c Mon 22.01.2024
F: Sun 25.02.2024 (Wembley)
FA Cup Round dates:
(3rd Round draw weekend of 02.12.2023)
06.01.2024 tbc mackems (a)
R4: Sat 27.01.2024
R5: Wed 28.02.2024
QF: Sat 16.03.2024
SF: Sat 20.04.2024
F: Sat 25.05.2024 (Wembley)
Europa Youth League Group F:
AC Milan (a) lost 0-4
Tue 04.10.2023 PSG (h) lost 0-1
Wed 25.10.2023 Dortmund (h) lost 1-2
Tue 07.11.2023 Dortmund (a) drew 2-2
Tue 28.11.2023 PSG (a) won 2-1
Wed 13.12.2023 AC Milan (h) 2pm
Senior Cup QF:)
Tue 05.12.2023 Blyth Spartans v Benfield
Morpeth v Blyth Town
Wed 06.12.2023 NUFC U21s v Bedlington
Tue 12.12.2023 West A Celtic v Ashington
U21 PL Trophy
Huddersfield (a) drew 1-1
Sat 07.10.2023 Fleetwood T (h) drew 2-2
Sat 11.11.2023 Nottingham F (h) lost 0-3
Fri 24.11.2023 Huddersfield (h) lost 0-1
Fri 19.01.2024 Fleetwood T (a) 7pm
Mon 05.02.2024 Nottingham F (a) 7pm
FA Youth Cup:
R3: Tue 19.12.2023 Leyton Orient (h) Noon
events @ SJP:
Euro 2028 - date(s) awaited
Future transfer windows 2023/24:
01.01.2024 to 01.02.2024 @ 11pm
International Magpies |
National Service |
Euro 2024 takes place in ten cities across Germany
from 14.06.2024 to 14.07.2024.
Whoops, He did it Again...
BBC pundit Chris Sutton with an
exclusive - Magpies beaten 1-1 in Champions League....
What's this all about then?
Click here for a rambling explanation of sorts....
On This Day in History |
3rd December |
Born Or Died:
1880 Alexander Noble Hall born, Peterhead,
Centre forward who began his career at
Peterhead before emigrating to Canada, where he signed
for Toronto Scots.
Later joining the Galt club in Cambridge, he played
for them as Canada' representatives
in the 1904 Olympic games in the US city of St.Louis,
Relocating to Montreal the following year, Hall signed
for Westmount before later making his way back to
Signed from Edinburgh side St.Bernards in April 1907,
Alex appeared for United soon after in a friendly away
Making a good impression on a post-season tour of
Germany he bagged ten goals in three outings and
debuted in a 1-3 reverse at Sheffield Wednesday in
Hall returned to the side a fortnight later and
retained his place for the next five games, scoring
against Nottingham Forest and Notts County in
Transferred to Dundee in March 1908, Alex won a
Scottish Cup medal during three years on Tayside,
moving on to become Dunfermline player-manager in
Serving in the British Army during WW1, Hall later
returned to Canada and lived in Toronto, playing for
He died in September 1943, aged 62.
1940 Robert Folland born,
Centre forward who played for Seaton
Holy Trinity in Seaton Carew before catching the eye
of Newcastle scouts.
Failing to secure a professional contract on Tyneside,
Bobby joined his hometown club following his release
by the Magpies.
Folland's place in Hartlepools folklore is assured
thanks to a performance at the Victoria Ground in
April 1961, when he scored all five goals in a 5-1 win
over Oldham Athletic.
Within two years though Folland had packed in playing
league football and was turning out for local side
Blackhall Colliery Welfare.
Death of Neil Harris, 47.
One of only a handful of players to complete a
century goals for United, Harris was serving as the
manager of Swindon Town when his passing was recorded.
1951 John Burridge born,
(Player & coach 1989-91, 1993-97)
The phrase 'more clubs than Jack
Nicklaus' was never more fitting when describing a
footballer, than for the eccentric "Budgie".
A "have gloves, will travel" outlook saw him
enjoy a 29 year playing career, although he actually
began as an outfield player with Workington in 1967,
quickly taking his place between the posts.
Turning down an approach from Stoke City, Burridge
accepted an offer from Bob Stokoe when he was in
charge of Blackpool and he moved to Bloomfield Road in
Later transfers took John to...deep breath.... Aston
Villa, Southend United (loan), Crystal Palace, QPR,
Wolves, Derby County (loan), Sheffield United,
Southampton, Newcastle, Hartlepool United (trial),
Falkirk (loan), Hibernian, Barrow, Newcastle,
Scarborough, Lincoln City, Enfield, Aberdeen,
Dunfermline, Falkirk, Dumbarton, Falkirk, Manchester
City, Notts County, Witton Albion, Darlington, Grimsby
Town, Gateshead, Northampton Town, Queen of the South,
Blyth Spartans, Scarborough and Blyth Spartans.
Initially signed by Jim Smith for £25,000 from
Southampton in September 1989, Budgie, debuted in a
4-0 League Cup home win over Reading the following
His final game came in a 3-2 victory against Oldham
Athletic in April 1991, incoming boss Ossie Ardiles
opting to release him at the conclusion of that
Following unsuccessful trials with Darlington,
Hartlepool United and Falkirk, Budgie was signed by
Hibernian to replace Andy Goram and within months had
earned a League Cup winner's medal.
Budgie returned to SJP with Kevin Keegan in August
1993 in a coaching role and as cover when applications
to gain a work permit for USA custodian Brad Friedel
That second spell saw him fail to add to his tally of
senior team appearances, although he did make the
bench in both of United's first two Premiership
Loaned out to Manchester City, Budgie appeared as a
half-time substitute against Newcastle at Maine Road
in place of Tony Coton during April 1995 - and kept a
clean sheet in a 0-0 draw.
His final involvement with Newcastle was as a
part-time coach while in charge of Blyth Spartans -
also working with goalkeepers at Leeds United around
He's remembered at SJP for elongated pre- match
warm-ups and an obsession with both fitness and diet
(he routinely ate jars of baby food during the
Budgie also had a sideline in selling clothing, with a
shop in Newcastle city centre and a stall at the
Gateshead Garden Festival - something that got him
into bother with the law when in charge at Blyth
Charged with handling dodgy clobber, part of the case
against him consisted of TV footage showing his Blyth
squad ahead of an FA Cup tie against Blackpool - clad
in the offending threads...
Fined £16,000, Burridge contemplated taking his own
life and spent time at the Priory whilst struggling
with depression brought on by the end of his playing
Having completed his coaching badges while at
Hibernian, Burridge was convinced by his former boss
Ian Porterfield to join him in his role as national
team coach of Oman.
Surviving a serious accident in 1999 when
knocked off his bicycle, Burridge later coaching
part-time at the Al-Ain club and featured as a TV
pundit during Premier League games in the Gulf states.
Publishing his memoirs in 2011 (inevitably titled,
"Budgie"), a new chapter in John's life
then opened up in 2014 when he accepted the post of
assistant goalkeeping coach with the Singapore
PS: Incredibly, November 2022 found Burridge
playing in a charity match aged 70, turning out at
Easter Road, ground of his former club Hibs.
1971 Phil Mason born, Consett.
Midfielder/full back who played for
Hilda Park and Durham City Juniors before joining
Newcastle as an apprentice (having also played for the
mackems as a youngster).
Progressing through to the reserves, the turning point
in Phil's career at SJP came in September 1990, when
he was involved in a serious car crash on the A1 after
watching a Central League game at Leeds.
Also in the car was Alan Thompson, Mickey Young, John
Watson and Michael English - Mason later recounting
"We crashed and I went through
the back windscreen and broke my back. I was found 50
yards from the car.
"At the time I was in the first team squad but I
was out for a year. When I came back Kevin Keegan
decided to release me."
Exiting at the end of the 1991/92 season, he
signed for Gateshead and had a runout for Darlington
before joining Blyth Spartans.
Further trials with Cambridge United, Derby County and
Bolton Wanderers followed but no deal followed and
Phil subsequently embarked on a non-league tour
including Kettering Town, Worcester City, Spennymoor
United, Oxford City, Brackley Town, Aylesbury United,
Boreham Wood and Banbury United.
A ten year association with Woodford United then
followed, arriving as a player in 2003 and moving on
to both coach and manage the Northamptonshire club.
Later taking charge at both Wellingborough Town and
Long Buckby, Phil worked as a personal trainer before
taking up a role at Middlesbrough's Academy during
1993 Michael Hoganson born, Newcastle. (2009-12)
Defender who came off the bench to
debut for the U18s in a 2-2 home draw with West
Bromwich Albion in September 2009.
The Baggies also provided the opposition when Hogie
made his reserve bow in a 1-4 home defeat by the
Baggies at Darsley Park during March 2012.
Released that summer, trials at Northampton Town in
pre-season led to a contract offer from the Cobblers,
but Michael instead opted to Derby County and signed a
one year deal at the Championship side.
A senior Rams debut followed against Wolves in
February 2013 - the first of four Championship outings
that season before foot and hip injuries saw him
Loaned to Conference side Alfreton Town in March 2014,
Michael appeared six times but was released by Derby
After playing for Gateshead reserves as a trialist,
Michael joined up with Northern League side Newcastle
Benfield. He later moved on to Bishop Auckland, West
Auckland and Whickham.
1898 West Bromwich
1904 Blackburn Rovers
There was a debut for locally-born centre forward Joe
McClarence, who finished off a move involving Jimmy Howie
and Sam Graham for the only goal.
Newcastle rose to the top of the table after this victory
and that's where they would end up.
1910 Bradford City (h)
A memorable score
to mark the debut of a Newcastle legend - Frank Hudspeth.
In nearly twenty years at United he was to make no fewer
than 472 senior appearances.
The game was also a benefit match for inside -forward
Sandy (Alexander) Higgins, who even scored from the spot -
presumably not prearranged on this occasion.
1919 Middlesbrough (h)
1921 Middlesbrough (h)
Debut for Jimmy Low, at outside right.
1927 Liverpool (h)
made his debut at right half. Willie Wilson saved a 46th
minute penalty for United from Lucas.
1932 Leeds United (h)
The visitors were
beaten for the first time in 15 games but Magpies boss
Andy Cunningham wasn't there to see it, having travelled
to Scotland to be at his father's bedside for his final
1932 Newcastle Reserves were also over the border,
playing a friendly match in Stirling against the Kings
The Magpies ran out 2-1 winners thanks to goals from James
Boyd and Joe Ford, 2,500 attended.
McPhillips, Richardson, Thomson, Bell, Davidson, Mathison,
Boyd, Leighton, Ford, Dennison, Dryden.
Manchester City (a)
1949 Manchester United (a)
the first team enjoyed an inactive Saturday, United's
Reserves had a Central League game at Villa Park.
Alan Monkhouse and Stan Keery scored in a 2-1
1955 Bolton Wanderers (h)
Bucharest Select XI (Romania) (h)
Hughes(25), Eastham(40), Curry(52), Allchurch(56)
SJP midweek floodlit friendly, with the visitors from
behind the Iron Curtain going on to face West Bromwich
Albion, who won 3-0 and Spurs, who triumphed 4-2. Scorer
for the visitors was Romanian international Haralambie
Bolton Wanderers (a)
Len White's ninth goal in six games wasn't enough to
earn a point for Charlie Mitten's Magpies at Burnden Park.
Another Dell disaster left United stuck one place off
the bottom of the table, with manager Joe Harvey
desperately looking to the transfer market to boost his
Notts County (h)
League Cup 5th Round
A place in the League Cup semi finals came courtesy of
County 'keeper Eric McManus, who dropped a long throw from
Malcolm Macdonald into his own net.
Leicester City (h)
Our third league victory in fifteen attempts meant a
successful debut for left winger Stuart Robinson.
North Shields (a)
United boss Bill
McGarry sent a full-strength side to Appleby Park for this
friendly to mark the Golden Anniversary of the Robins.
The home side were managed by ex-Magpie John Tudor, whose
side included a namesake of one of the Newcastle scorers -
Derby County (a)
Illness meant Magpies manager and future Rams boss
Arthur Cox missed out on this trip to the Baseball Ground.
footage is online here
Full Members Cup
Sheedy(4), Sharp(6,21,38), Heath(77)
The goalscoring purple patch of Andy Thomas continued,
with another brace for the midfielder following his pair
in the victory at Chelsea and against West Ham at SJP.
footage of EFC goals is online here
Luton Town (a)
An away fan ban (thanks to MP & Hatters Chairman
David Evans), a plastic pitch and a forgettable day for
Archie Gourlay to make his debut.
Tottenham Hotspur (a) 2-4 (2-2)
Blue shirts and red faces for United, who extended
their winless league run to four games but retained third
spot in the table.
footage is online here
United were led out by former Womble Warren Barton,
but on a frosty Selhurst Park pitch were denied victory by
Joe Kinnear's side. It was United's 100th Premier League
footage is online here
Metz (France) (h)
(3-1 on aggregate)
UEFA Cup 3rd Round
Two late Asprilla goals sent United through to the
next round and he celebrated in original style, by
uprooting the corner flag and hoisting his shirt from it.
The unimpressed referee promptly booked him which meant he
was suspended for the next round against Monaco.
Tino then contrived to injure himself and was withdrawn on
a stretcher to thunderous applause, which he milked as he
made slow progress around the perimeter of the pitch.
David Terrier shows the
tackling that meant he never got
beyond our second string
1996 The Cat crept
in, as United revealed that their new goalkeeping coach
was to be former Chelsea stopper Peter Bonetti.
2001 United's FA
Youth Cup campaign was over before it had begun as the
promising U18 side disappointingly lost 2-1 at Norwich
On a night when little went right in front of goal, Lewis
Guy eventually got on the scoresheet on 97 minutes at
scrambled goal from Danny Howe gave the U18 side an FA
Youth Cup Fourth Round place, after a victory on the South
coast at Portsmouth's Fratton Park.
Howe netted from close range after Matty Pattison had
given United a first half lead, cancelled out by Liam
This was the first meeting of the two sides in the Youth
Cup since the successful 1961/62 campaign when the Magpies
also won 1-0 in Hampshire at the semi-final stage.
Aston Villa (h)
After an appalling midweek Carling Cup defeat at Wigan,
only a bungled late penalty by Villa's Gareth Barry kept
Magpies boss Graeme Souness in a job.
Had that 88th minute spot kick been converted, then calls
for the manager's head would have been hard to
Alan Shearer closed in on the all-time club goalscoring
record, with his penalty taking him on to 198 strikes.
The draw for the FA Cup Third Round gave us an away trip
to Championship league leaders Birmingham City, ensuring
that those lucky travelling Toon fans wouldn't miss out on
a trip to St.Andrews that season - despite the Magpies
having relegated Steve Bruce's side the previous April.
about the club's transfer plans - and in particular Sol
Campbell - United boss Chris Hughton commented that:
"Sol is a wonderful player and I’m quite sure
come January he’ll be playing his football somewhere.
We’re not prepared to rule it out, because he’s a
player who would be available."
However, the player
himself also spoke, to say that:Drogba(38),
"I have a few clubs tabling offers at the moment, but
one of them doesn’t seem to be Newcastle now.”
The late Gary Speed
was given a dignified tribute on and off the pitch at an
emotionally charged SJP.
However, referee Mike Dean soon took centre stage, failing
to show David Luiz what was an indisputable red card after
just four minutes.
That decision ultimately cost United, despite Tim Krul's
early penalty save from Frank Lampard raising hopes that
it was our day.
Injuries to Fabricio Coloccini and Steven Taylor also
contributed to the loss and the woodwork played a part in
Newcastle's unbeaten home record ending at the seventh
time of asking.
Wigan Athletic (h)
United ended a run of four
defeats thanks to Demba Ba's double and Gael Bigirimana's
first senior goal.
A crucial decision went in United's favour, as Papiss
Cisse was sent tumbling in the box by Maynor Figueroa and
was red-carded before Ba tucked away the resultant
One became two when Davide Santon's shot was pushed out by
Ali Al Habsi to Ba who knocked in the rebound. Substitute
Bigi then sealed the win with a memorable strike.