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St. James' Park
Monday 16th May
Kick-off 8.00pm
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Arsenal (h) SOLD OUT
Burnley (a) SOLD OUT
ST renewal deadline
Thu 19.05.2022

Premier League:
Arsenal (h)

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 displays.

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 all competitions).

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.

NUFC: 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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NUFC win 16/5
Draw 23/10
AFC win


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AFC: 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 doubtful.

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 losses.

Referee: Darren England - second Toon posting of the season for the whistler from Doncaster, following on from the 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace.

VAR: Jarred Gillett - second successive game on the cameras for the Australian official following the Manchester City away game.

UK TV: Live on Sky Sports

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UK Radio: Live on BBC 5 Live Sport

Local Radio: Live on BBC Radio Newcastle

Metro: No scheduled closures

Matchday buses: The X50 and Q3 park & ride services will both operate details here

Road closures:
Temporary road closures around the ground will be in place from an hour before kick-off until 30 minutes after the final whistle. details here

 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


Latest PL results:

Tue 10.05.2022:
Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool

Wed 11.05.2022:
Leeds United 0-3 Chelsea
Leicester City 3-0 Norwich City
Watford 0-0 Everton
Wolves 1-5 Manchester City

Thu 12.05.2022:
Spurs 3-0 Arsenal

Sun 15.05.2022:
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

Premier League:
Toffees, Whites
or Clarets

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 significance.

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:

Mon 16.05.2022:
Newcastle v Arsenal (8pm) Sky

Tue 17.05.2022:
Southampton v Liverpool (7.45pm) S

Thu 19.05.2022:
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 here.

Loan lads:
Stags get their
noses in front

And then there were two:

Matty 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 Wednesday.

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:

Fri 13.05.2022:
Luton Town 1-1 Huddersfield Town

Sat 14.05.2022:
Sheffield United 1-2 Nottingham Forest
Ex-Magpie Jack Colback got the first Forest goal.

Mon 16.05.2022:
Huddersfield Town v Luton Town (7.45pm)

Tue 17.05.2022:
Nottingham Forest v Sheffield United (7.45pm)

The 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.

Premier League:

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 left.

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 incalculable.

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.

Old boys:

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)

Premier League:
Reality check

Manchester City  5  Newcastle  0

Match report

Hat comp:


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 here.

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.

Badge latest:
Magpin update

The latest release from b
adge provider Magpin pays tribute to SJP cult hero of the 1990s, David Kelly here.

Thanks to everyone who snapped up one of the 50 special edition badges,
with 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 richer.

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.

Darsley development:
Training ground
upgrade planned

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.

ST renewal

From NUFC:

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.


Please take a look at our FAQs below, which should answer common queries.

I’m logged in to the website and trying to renew my season ticket online but my seat isn’t showing up on my account. Your supporter number needs to be linked to your account before you can renew online. Instructions on how to do this can be found here

What if I still have account credit on my account? If you have credit on your account this will appear as a part payment option at the checkout. You can offset this credit from your final payment.

Can I move seats? Season ticket holders cannot move seats during the renewal period, unless for medical reasons.

What if I miss the deadline to renew? If you miss the deadline to renew your seat will be released for general sale.

Information on general sale season tickets will be confirmed in due course.

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT If you need any further assistance please email, call 0344 372 1892 or visit the St. James' Park box office (Milburn Stand) in person.





Season 2021/22

The deadline for 2022/23 renewals for existing ST holders is Thursday 19.05.2022.

NUFC confirm that new season ticket cards will be produced for the 2022/23 season.

Mon 16.05.2022 Arsenal (h) @ SJP, 8pm. Premier League. SOLD OUT. Live on Sky Sports.

Sun 22.05.2022 Burnley (a) @ Turf Moor, 4pm. Premier League. SOLD OUT. Allocation: 2,350. 

Thu 16.06.2022 PL fixture release
Sat 06.08.2022 PL season start
Mon 14.11.2022 PL season halt Mon 26.12.2022 PL season restart
Sun 28.05.2023 PL season end

Carabao Cup Round dates:
(NUFC enter in Round 2)

R2: w/c Mon 22.08.2022
w/c Mon 07.11.2022
w/c Mon 19.12.2022
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)

R3: tbc
R4: tbc
R5: tbc
QF: tbc
SF: tbc
F: tbc (Wembley)

NUFC Live on TV:
Mon 16.05.2022 Arsenal (h) 8pm Sky

Other events @ SJP:

Rugby League Magic Weekend:

Sat 09.07.2022:
Wakefield v Toulouse (2.30pm)
St Helens v Wigan (4.45pm)
Leeds v Castleford Tigers (7pm)

Sun 10.07.2022:
Huddersfield v Salford (1pm)
Catalans v Warrington (3.15pm)
Hull FC v Hull KR (5.30pm)

Rugby League WC Finals:

Sat 15.10.2022:
England v Samoa (2.30pm)


International Magpies
National Service

Bruno Guimares (Brazil):
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) tbc
Costa Rica (n) WCPO Doha

International breaks: 

21.11.2022-18.12.2022 (WCF)
Coxy's Corner

Whoops, He did it Again...

What's this all about then?
Click here for a rambling explanation of sorts....


On This Day in History
16th May

Born Or Died:

1893 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 wins.

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 approval.

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 the role.

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 4-0.

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.


What Else?

1905 Austria XI (a)
Scorers tbc
Crowd tbc 
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)
Scorer tbc
Scorer tbc
Played in Copenhagen.

1911 SpVgg Fürth (Germany) (a)
Scorer tbc(43), Scorer tbc(
Scorer tbc(50)
Crowd tbc
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 referee.

Amalgamating with TSV Vestenburgsgreuth in 1996, they became known as SpVgg Greuther Fürth thereafter.

1953 Hibernian (Scotland) (n) 0-4 (0-2)
Turnbull(16,62), Reilly(33), Johnstone(54)
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.

1954 Newcastle's Ivor Broadis was part of the England side that lost 0-1 to Yugoslavia in a friendly staged in Belgrade.

1966 Leeds United (h)
Division One
37pts, 15th/22 
Robson(7), Suddick(83) 
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 (Canada) (a)
Foggon(40), Robson(69) 
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, Foggon.

1990 mackems (h)
First Division 
2nd Leg

Gates(13), Gabbiadini(85)
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 seemingly beckoning.

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 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's worth recalling the team Jim Smith put on the park that night:

Team: Burridge, Stimson, Bradshaw (Dillon 46), Aitken, Anderson, Scott, Askew (O'Brien 77), Brock, Quinn, McGhee, Kristensen. 

Youtube 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 were, 0-5.

1998 Arsenal (n)
FA Cup Final 
Overmars(23), Anelka(69) 
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...
Match report

1999 Blackburn Rovers (h)
46pts, 13th/20
United's pre-Wembley slump continued as they made it six games without a win since beating Spurs in the FA Cup Semi-Final.

Without Alan Shearer and Duncan Ferguson, only a thunderbolt from Didi Hamann avoided an embarrassing loss to an already-relegated Rovers side. match report

2007 Confirmation came from Newcastle that a back five of Pavel Srnicek, Olivier Bernard, Craig Moore, Titus Bramble and loanee Oguchi Onyewu had all left the club.

2009 Fulham (h)
Premier League
P37, 34pts, 18th/20
Bassong(60-professional foul)

After the euphoria of beating Boro, normal service resumed for Alan Shearer's side.

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. match report

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.

2015 Queen's Park Rangers (a) 1-2 (1-0)
Premier League

P37, 36pts, 17th/20
Phillips(54), Fer(61)

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. match report

Newcastle's 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. match report

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.