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You never learn
The Times newspaper report that Dennis Wise has once again reared his
ugly head, reportedly back in cahoots with Mike Ashley - although it's open to
question whether he ever actually wasn't.
Wise is believed to be working as an advisor to the Sports Direct owner and
helped broker a deal that saw Rio Ferdinand's clothing range appear on the
shelves - and Ferdinand appear on TV to spout complete nonsense about the
situation at NUFC.
Details of the former England international's time in the employ of Newcastle
a decade or so ago were published in Kevin Keegan's book last year, while more
recently Wise was mentioned in court action between Ashley and ex-associate
Claims that Wise had met Lee Charnley recently have been denied by NUFC, but
it's also reported that he's been in the company of Justin Barnes - another
Ashley acolyte who is influential in club matters.
It's surely only be a matter of time before we get the full gang back together
- and JFK returns....
Newcastle return to Premier League action at SJP on Saturday, when
Neil Warnock's Bluebirds roll up for an old-fashioned, non-televised 3pm
United go in search of a tenth successive home league victory over the
Welsh side, whose last league success on Tyneside was in November 1963.
In terms of top-flight meetings between the two clubs at Gallowgate, United
have won nine and drawn one since Cardiff's 1-0 victory in April
Tickets remain on public sale.
The NUFC Fans Food bank collection stall
opens on Strawberry Place from 1pm. Food or cash donations are equally
NUFC: Paul Dummett and Jonjo Shelvey remain out but Jamaal Lascelles, Ciaran Clark, Fabian Schar,
Isaac Hayden, Kenedy and Mo Diame should all be available for selection
following various problems.
Ki Sunyeung and Yoshinori Muto remain away on international duty at the Asian
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Morrison misses out and there
are doubts over Danny Ward, Kenneth Zohore, Victor Camarasa and Kadeem
City are attempting to sign two
strikers in this window; paying a club record £18m for Emiliano Sala from
Nantes and loaning Oumar Niasse from Everton.
Niasse's loan move was duly confirmed on Friday, as news broke that Sala was
in Cardiff for his medical.
However, Nantes are attempting to
delay the deal to allow him to play for them in the French League on Sunday.
Since winning their first PL away game of the season at Leicester City last
month, City have failed to score in three games.
Aside from that three point return, Cardiff recorded 0-0 draws at Huddersfield
Town and Crystal Palace. Their other seven trips all ended in defeat.
Their tally of six away goals in 10 games is the lowest in the top flight,
with two of those coming during one game - a 2-3 loss at Watford.
Rooms on Carliol Square will have these offers on Saturday:
Pizza and a pint £7
Two Dine for a Tenner
20% discount for NUFC season ticket holders before and after the
The Ware Rooms are at 17
Carliol Square NE1 6UQ - 5 minutes walk from both Monument and Manors Metro.
Bluebirds in Toon -all time:
2016/17 won 2-1 Atsu, Gouffran
2013/14 won 3-0 Sh.Ameobi, Remy, S.Taylor
2013/14 lost 1-2 Cisse (FAC)
2009/10 won 5-1 Carroll 2, og, Lovenkrands 2
1983/84 won 3-1 Waddle, Keegan 2
1981/82 won 2-1 Varadi, Trewick
1980/81 won 2-1 Clarke, Shoulder
1979/80 won 1-0 Shoulder
1978/79 won 3-0 Connolly, Withe, Robinson
1964/65 won 2-0 Hilley, Anderson
1963/64 lost 0-4
1962/63 won 2-1 Fell 2
1960/61 won 5-0 Luke 2, White 2, Mitchell
1956/57 won 1-0 Keeble
1955/56 won 4-0 Milburn 2, Keeble, Crowe
1954/55 won 3-0 Hannah 2, McMichael
1953/54 won 4-0 Broadis 2, Hannah, Milburn
1952/53 won 3-0 Foulkes 2, Mitchell
1947/48 won 4-1 Milburn 2, Shackleton, Stobbart
1938/39 won 4-1 Clifton, Gordon, Mooney, Park (FAC)
1928/29 drew 1-1 Gallacher
1927/28 won 2-0 McKay, Wilkinson
1926/27 won 5-0 McDonald 3, Gallacher 2
1925/26 lost 0-1
1924/25 lost 1-2 Cowan
1923/24 drew 1-1 McDonald
1922/23 won 3-1 Harris, McDonald, Seymour
1921/22 drew 0-0
Attwell - a first Toon posting of the season for the whistler from
Warwickshire, who took charge of us four times in the 2017/18 campaign.
Both home games ended in victories for United - versus Stoke City and Crystal
Palace - Attwell was also in the middle for the loss at Arsenal and success at
Metro: No scheduled disruptions this weekend.
There's yet another RMT strike this Saturday, which will reduce the
amount of Northern Rail services that operate across the region, especially
Road closures start one hour before kick-off on:
Leazes Terrace and area around the East
Strawberry Place between the junction with Barrack Road and the Strawberry
Pub/ Strawberry Lane at junction with Strawberry Place.
Closures will remain in place until
approximately 30 minutes after the end of the match.
Road closures start about one hour after
the start of the match on:
Strawberry Place at junction with Leazes
Leazes Park Road from Percy Street and Strawberry Place junctions
Closures will remain in place until
approximately 30 minutes after the end of the match.
University offer weekend car parking to the public for £4 all day (or £1 per
hour). 500 spaces are available at Lipman and City Campus East: book
turn up to pay & display.
Dedicated match buses run from Metro Centre (X50) and Gosforth Great Park
Overseas TV: to follow
Local Radio: Live on BBC Radio Newcastle
Latest PL fixtures:
Wolves v Leicester City (12.30pm) Sky
Bournemouth v West Ham (3pm)
Liverpool v Crystal Palace (3pm)
Manchester United v Brighton & Hove Albion (3pm)
Newcastle v Cardiff City (3pm)
Southampton v Everton (3pm)
Watford v Burnley (3pm)
Arsenal v Chelsea (5.30pm) BT
Huddersfield Town v Manchester City (1.30pm) Sky
Fulham v Spurs (4pm) Sky
New local beers in stock from Northern
Alchemy (Moroccan Spiced mild) and Firebrick (Cushy Butterfield stout),
plus new arrivals from
Wilde Child, Cloudwater,
Brew York and Bone
The finals of the Asian Cup are
underway in the Middle East and United's two representatives have progressed
from their groups with 100% records.
Japan made 10 changes to their side for Thursday's meeting with Uzbekistan in
Al Ain, Yoshinori Muto selected to start and completing 85
Yellow-carded in the 33rd minute, our man supplied a 43rd minute header to
equalise for Japan, who then went on to win it just before the hour.
Muto's goal online here
Yoshinori Muto (Japan):
Mon 21.01.2019 Saudi Arabia (Sharjah)
Thu 17.01.2019 Uzbekistan won 2-1 (played 85mins)
Sun 13.01.2019 Oman won 1-0 (played 33mins)
Wed 09.01.2019 Turkmenistan won 3-2 (unused)
Ki Sungyueng (South Korea):
Tue 22.01.2019 Bahrain (Rashid)
Wed 16.01.2019 China won 2-0 (unused)
Fri 11.01.2019 Kyrgyzstan won 1-0 (unused)
Mon 07.01.2019 Philippines won 1-0 (played 58mins)
The event runs through until February 1st.
"a regrettable remark"
From Bloomberg, Thursday:
Billionaire Mike Ashley, no stranger
to details of his bar-room antics being discussed in court, faces an unusual
new claim in a British lawsuit: He may have feared “being locked up in Dubai”
over comments he made in a bar more than a decade ago.
Ashley - who has a “completely different”
account of the events - feared the consequences of remarks in 2008 that were
insulting to the Dubai royal family, the Islamic faith and the former soccer
player and manager Kevin Keegan, a former associate told a London judge.
Details of the allegation against Ashley, which he denies, emerged in a
judgment published Wednesday.
Tony Jimenez, the former co-owner of
Charlton Athletic Football Club, made the allegation in response to a London
lawsuit filed by Ashley. Ashley “flatly denies that he ever made any comment
about the Dubai royal family, the Islamic faith or Kevin Keegan whether as
wrongly alleged by Mr Jimenez based on hearsay evidence, or at all,” his
spokesperson said by email.
The Sports Direct International Plc owner
“was shaking and saying he and his business empire faced ruin” after the
incident, a court judgment in the early stages of a lawsuit between the two
men said, citing Jimenez.
Jimenez says Ashley “came to see him at
4am. on 17 September 2008 in a panic worried about being locked up in Dubai
and facing adverse press reporting in the U.K.,” after making comments at
the Bahri Bar in Dubai where undercover journalists were present, judge
Matthew Marsh said in a judgment Wednesday.
Ashley disputes those claims, saying he
was “relatively unconcerned about the incident in the bar and its
consequences” and more concerned about the collapse of Lehman Brothers
Holdings Inc. at the time “and the risk that HBOS, in which he had
substantial holdings, might fail,” the judgment says.
Marsh’s judgment on Wednesday was on a
pre-trial issue about jurisdiction, and not on the case itself.
Ashley “now says that he may have made a
regrettable remark in the Bahri Bar, directed towards those with whom he had
been in negotiation earlier that day,” Marsh said in the judgment. Jimenez,
who Ashley described in previous court filings as a former friend, says the
comments were “more widely directed.”
A lawyer for Ashley declined to
A judge found in a previous, separate case
that Jimenez had lied, but “the fact that Mr. Jimenez has told lies on
previous occasions, and his evidence has been found to be unreliable, does not
mean he is lying in this case,” Marsh said in the ruling.
Three minute hero
reserve striker Elias Sorensen has continued his club scoring form at
international level, marking his Danish U21 debut with the only goal of the
The 19 year-old missed out on a possible first team selection in the FA Cup
following his first international call-up at U21 level for a training camp in
Coming off the bench at half time on Wednesday, Elias (the youngest player in
the squad) took just three minutes to find the net in a 1-0 friendly win over
the hosts in Mexico City.
The two teams will meet again on Saturday.
The training camp is part of the selection process to decide which players
will represent Denmark at the European U21 Championship Finals this
Following a 1-1 draw with Manchester City at Little Benton last week,
Newcastle U18s are at home again this coming Saturday when they meet the
Kick-off is at 11am and Dave Watson's young Magpies go into the game
seeking only their third league win of the season in what will be their
One of those two successes came on wearside last August, when Kain Reed's goal
divided the sides.
The red and whites remain bottom of the table - one point and two places below
United - and come into this game on the back of five successive league
Rovers 2 Newcastle 4
(after extra-time, 2-2 FT)
and highlights online here (BBC)
Arsenal v Manchester United (7.55pm) BBC
Accrington Stanley v Derby County (12.30pm) BT
Swansea City v Gillingham (3pm)
Shrewsbury Town v Wolves (3pm)
Brighton & Hove Albion v West Bromwich Albion (3pm)
Bristol City v Bolton Wanderers (3pm)
Doncaster Rovers v Oldham Athletic (3pm)
Newcastle v Watford (3pm)
smoggies v Newport County (3pm)
Manchester City v Burnley (3pm)
Portsmouth v QPR (3pm)
Millwall v Everton (5.30pm) BBC
AFC Wimbledon V West Ham (7.45pm) BT
Crystal Palace v Spurs (4pm) BT
Chelsea v Sheffield Wednesday (6pm) BBC
Barnet v Brentford (7.45pm) BT
Hornets at home
Newcastle will attempt to end a sequence of five FA Cup Fourth Round defeats
when fellow Premier League side Watford visit SJP on Saturday
Unless there's a repeat of the farce that saw our Third Round tie against
Blackburn Rovers moved to 5.30pm for overseas TV, kick off against the Hornets
will be 3pm.
Tickets are now on sale to season ticket holders with additional seats
available to them and members from Friday. Public sale commences this
Prices are the same as for the Third Round: £10
adults and £5 concessions, with only lower bowl areas initially on sale. The
visitors have an initial 6,000 allocation.
Those prices rise to £20 adults and £10 concessions around 24 hours before
Newcastle U23s 4 West Brom U23s
Home is a
Chelsea 2 Newcastle 1
Get the cones out
Following the loss of former Magpie Steve Watson
City, Gateshead have revamped their backroom staff and fellow old boy Mike
Williamson now has a player/coach role.
Over the border meanwhile, Celtic have confirmed the arrival of Damien Duff,
who will take charge of their reserve side.
PS: There was a familiar face in the away dugout at the stadium of
plight last Saturday, Mick Harford taking caretaker
charge of the Hatters in the wake of manager Nathan Jones joining Stoke City.
Wearside-born Harford has been associated with Luton as a player, manager,
coach and scout at various times since first moving to Kenilworth Road in
Dwight Gayle (West Bromwich Albion)
from a hamstring issue, Dwight was in the starting lineup and beat Norwich
City 'keeper Tim Krul early on for his fourteenth Championship goal.
However the Canaries replied in the closing stages to share the points at the
Hawthorns - Gayle going off in
the 85th minute, two minutes after the equaliser.
Jack Colback (Nottingham Forest)
Jack played the full game as managerless Forest lost 0-2 at
Reading in the Championship on Saturday. The visitors ended the game with just nine men
and Colback also received his usual caution.
Dan Barlaser, Liam Gibson
It finished goalless at the Wham Stadium as Stanley hosted
Bristol Rovers in League One on Saturday.
Both players started the game, Liam's competitive debut in senior football
ending in the 86th minute when he was substituted.
Henri Saivet (Bursaspor)
The Turkish SuperLig is now on a mid-season break, resuming hostilities on
Fixtures, Tickets etc.
The new ticket website is now live and existing
users need to re-register. Do that online here
and read their FAQs here.
The SJP Box Office is in the Milburn Stand, just up from the Bobby Robson Statue.
Paid-for matchday ticket collections take place from the windows at the
back of the Gallowgate End Stand, above NINE Bar.
SJP Box Office phone: 0344
Online Box Office is here
sale dates are here
SJP seating plan is here
Milburn Stand Box Office opening:
On the opening day of ticket sales, they begin at 10am.
If advance notice of a points reduction for away tickets has been given,
that will also happen then.
Away tickets are sold only to season ticket holders and members*. All ST
holders are automatically members (a non-negotiable fee is added
annually by NUFC to each ST).
The three-season Premier League £30 away ticket price cap scheme
concludes at the end of the 2018/19 season.
Heading to the Toon?
NUFC members get 25% off LNER
standard and first class advance fares travelling on any day (see below
for excluded dates).
Book by logging in to LNER.co.uk/NUFC25 and then enter NUFC followed by
supporter number, without spaces ie NUFC123456
Offer open until 23.05.2019.
Not valid in conjunction with other offers or railcards.
16.02-24.02, 18.04-22.04, 03.05-06.05.
v mackems (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 19.01.2019 Cardiff City (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. Public sale now.
v Notts County (a) @ New Manor Ground, Ilkeston, 2pm. Premier League Cup.
Sat 26.01.2019 Watford (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. FA Cup Fourth Round. (Lower bowl
only initially). ST holder & member sale now, public sale Sun
20.01.2019. £10 adults, £5
concessions (NB: prices rise to £20 adults & £10 concessions on
Tue 29.01.2019 Manchester City (h)
@ SJP, 8pm. Premier League. Public sale now. Live
on BT Sport.
v Wolves (h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm. Premier League 2.
v Wolves (a) @ Wolves Academy, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 02.02.2019 Spurs (a)
@ Wembley Stadium, 12.30pm. Premier League. ST
holder sale now, 20 points. £30 adults, £22.50 18-21s, £19 over
65s, £17 U18s. Allocation: tbc. Live
on Sky Sports.
v Blyth Spartans (h) @ Whitley Park, 7.45pm. Northumberland Senior Cup.
v Southampton (h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm. Premier League Cup.
v Blackburn Rovers (a) @ Rovers Academy, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Mon 11.02.2019 Wolves (a)
@ Molineux, 8pm. Premier League. ST holder sale
now, 0 points. £30 adults, £17 18-21s/over
65s, £14 U17s, £12 U12s. Allocation: tbc. Live
on Sky Sports.
v Reading (a) @ Adams Park, 7pm. Premier League 2.
v Liverpool (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 23.02.2019 Huddersfield Town (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. ST holder/ member sale
from Mon 21.01.2019, public sale Mon 28.01.2019 (online), Mon 04.02.2019
(in person/by phone).
v Leeds United (a) @ Nethermoor, Guiseley, 7pm. Premier League Cup.
Wed 27.02.2019 Burnley (h)
@ SJP, 7.45pm. Premier League. ST holder/ member
sale from Wed 23.01.2019, public sale Wed 30.01.2019 (online), Wed
06.02.2019 (in person/by phone).
Live TV confirmation dates:
these are all "approximate dates"
Fri 25.01.2019 March 2019
Fri 22.02.2019 April 2019
Fri 05.04.2019 May 2019
NUFC Live on TV:
Tue 29.01.2019 Man City (h) 8pm BT
Sat 02.02.2019 Spurs (a) 12.30pm Sky
Mon 11.02.2019 Wolves (a) 8pm Sky
(TV picks up to 27.02.2019 announced)
United enter in Round 3.
R3 Sat 05.01.2019 Blackburn (h) drew 1-1
R3R Tue 15.01.2019 Blackburn (a) won 4-2
R4 Sat 26.01.2019 Watford (h)
R5 Sat 16.02.2019
R6 Sat 16.03.2019
SF Sat 06.04.2019
F Sat 18.05.2019
U23 Premier League Cup:
United enter in the First Round in Group H:
Thu 04.10.2018 Notts County (h) won 2-1
Fri 09.11.2018 Southampton (a) drew 1-1
Fri 30.11.2018 Leeds United (h) won 2-0
Tue 22.01.2019 Notts County (a) 2pm
Fri 08.02.2019 Southampton (h) 7pm
Mon 25.02.2019 Leeds United (a) 7pm
Northumberland Senior Cup:
United enter at the Quarter Final stage:
Wed 23.01.2019 Heaton Stan v Morpeth
Wed 23.01.2019 Benfield v North Shields
Wed 23.01.2019 WA Celtic v Bedlington
Tue 05.02.2019 NUFC v Blyth Spartans
FC have reduced admission prices for NUFC ST holders attending their
National League home games to £10 adults.
Next GFC home league games:
Boreham Wood 3pm
Havant & Waterlooville 3pm
Other events @ SJP:
Sat 23.03.2019 Newcastle Falcons v Sale
Fri 10.05.2019 Champions
Ticket sales online
Fri 06.09.2019 England v Italy. Friendly.
International Magpies |
National Service |
06.06.2019-30.06.2019 Copa America Finals
07.06.2019-30.06.2019 AFCON Finals
Coxy's Cockup Corner |
Whoops, He did it Again... |
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
This Day in History
Born Or Died:
1954 Jeff Clarke born, Hemsworth, Pontefract.
(1982-87 player, 1988-96 coach)
Central defender who
joined the Magpies on a free transfer from
the mackems, having begun his playing
career at Manchester City.
Making his debut alongside fellow new boy
Kevin Keegan (and the returning John
Craggs) in a memorable home win over QPR,
Jeff's first United goal came the
following month in a 1-1 draw with Chelsea
Sustaining a serious leg injury at
Barnsley a year later caused Jeff to be
missing from the promotion-winning side
until the following February, when he made
a brief comeback.
Missing from the United side who began
life back in the top flight under Jack
Charlton, Jeff was loaned to Brighton and
Hove Albion and played four games back in
By October 1984 though he was back on
Tyneside and in the first team, becoming a
regular starter again that season and
keeping his place in the 1985/86 campaign.
Featuring less often in the 1986/87
season, Jeff made his final Magpies
apperance in a 3-1
defeat at Wimbledon in February
After brief spells in Turkey with
Ankargucu and locally with Darlington and
Jeff returned to SJP in 1988, initially
working as the club's Community Officer.
He subsequently joined the United backroom
staff and became reserve team
manager, later joining a PFA scheme to
study for physiotherapy qualifications.
Leaving United in 1996 to take on a physio
role at the mackems and
then subsequently with Leeds United, he moved on
to Dundee United
Peter Beardsley MBE born, Longbenton (1983-87
Spotted playing local youth football, "Pedro" had
unsuccessful trials at Gillingham, Cambridge
United, Burnley and Newcastle.
However, former Magpies captain Bob Moncur
talked the 18 year-old into playing for his
Carlisle reserve side at Newcastle Blue
Beardsley scored and quickly agreed terms
with the Brunton Park club, where he
continued to earn rave reviews.
A move to Vancouver Whitecaps in the North
American Soccer League came in 1981, with a
return two years later to join Arthur
Cox’s Magpies after a brief one-game
flirtation with Manchester United.
Promotion was duly achieved but Cox's
replacement by Jack Charlton saw things
gradually start to unravel for Beardsley.
The departure of Chris Waddle to Spurs came
at the end of a season in which Charlton had
shown his true colours by signing burly
forwards Tony Cunningham & George
Partial respite came with the appointment of
Willie McFaul, but despite the emergence of
young talent such as Paul Gascoigne, Ian
Bogie and Paul Stephenson the club continued
to muddle along in mid-table.
That perceived lack of ambition saw
Beardsley depart in July 1987, Liverpool
paying a record £1.9m for him and United
only then investing in a squad overhaul.
Unexpectedly sold to Everton in 1991, two seasons at Goodison Park followed
before Kevin Keegan brought him back to SJP.
Forming the supply line for the prolific Andy Cole when he wasn’t scoring
sensational goals himself, he was a prime mover in establishing United back in
Although many of his goals are captured on tape for posterity, for those who
saw him play, certain memories are embedded: his chip over Joe Corrigan in May
1984 or a hat hat trick against the mackems in Jan 1985.
Or from his second spell; astounding strikes at Spurs, Palace and Forest and a
solo scampering effort at the Leazes End against Villa - all equally magical.
A testimonial game at St. James’ Park in 1999 saw his boyhood favourites
Celtic come to town, two years after leaving United to wind down his twenty year career at
Bolton Wanderers, Manchester City, Fulham, Hartlepool United and
And internationally Beardsley amassed a total of 59 England caps, netting nine
Maintaining an association with United since his retirement, Beardsley was at
various involved in off-field PR and coaching at youth team
However that included an allegation of bullying Academy players in 2003 that
was investigated by a Premier League inquiry before he and Kenny Wharton were
2010 found him managing United's reserves, with a fleeting spell as caretaker
boss after the departure of Chris Hughton and before the installation of Alan
Pardew - however he didn't take charge of the team for a game.
He made way for Willie Donachie as second string manager in 2011 before being
given the role of Football Development Manager.
Retaining the role of U21 coach at the club, Beardsley briefly assisted interim
boss John Carver in early 2015 following the departure of Alan Pardew.
Beardsley was suspended by the club in 2018 after allegations of bullying and
racism - a situation that remains ongoing a year later.
Death of Duggie Livingstone, 82.
Former manager. (1954-56)
Samuel Adjei born,
Fleet-footed winger signed
Södra IF in
January 2009, who made his Magpies bow for
the U18 side in a 0-3 home loss to Leeds
United two months later. Jönköpings Södra IF during January 2013.
Samuel was handed a reserve debut days later
against Hull City at North Ferriby and a
first taste of senior team football came in our
pre-season friendly at Huddersfield Town the
The 2009/10 season saw Adjei a regular U18 starter netting at SJP in an
FA Youth Cup win over Crystal Palace.
The former Swedish youth international also
played six times for the reserves.
However, injury meant that Samuel missed the
opening weeks of the 2010/11 season,
returning for the U18s in late September.
Season 2011/12 saw Adjei return to reserve
action but after just four
appearances and a brief loan spell at
Hartlepool (just one game before a hamstring
injury) he was released by the club in
Adjei subsequently returned to his native
Sweden and former club
After making just two appearances though
due to further fitness problems,
Samuel left in
1997 Dan Barlaser
Midfielder who began his playing career with
local club Swalwell Juniors, joining United following a spell with
Making his U18 bow in a 0-4 home
loss to Spurs at Little Benton in August
2012, Dan's first goal at that level came in the next home game against Stoke
Called up by Turkey U16s (where his father was born) a debut came in a friendly
match away to
Italy that October.
Making the step up to U17 level after
helping Turkey to Montaigu Cup success in
France during April 2013, Barlaser also
featured in United's Milk
His first Newcastle U21 appearance came as
a second half substitute in a 1-4 defeat
at Spurs during January 2014 with a maiden
goal at home to Brighton the
Switching allegiance to England, June 2015
saw Dan feature in two U18 friendlies
against Russia, alongside fellow Magpies
Adam Armstrong and Freddie Woodman.
And he received a special birthday present in 2017, debuting for the
first team and playing the full 90
minutes of a 3-1 FA Cup victory over
Birmingham City at Gallowgate.
Dan featured in the FA Cup embarrassment at
Oxford United and League Cup loss to Nottingham Forest
early the following season before signing a new two year deal.
Loaned out to League Two Crewe Alexandra on
a half-season deal in January 2018, he
managed just one senior start for them and
returned to Tyneside in early April.
He was then loaned to Accrington Stanley at
the start of the 2018/19 season and that
loan was extended in January 2019.
2014 Death of Andy Graver, 86.
1896 Woolwich Arsenal
P19, 22pts, 6th/16
Stott(10), Miller(12), McKay(75)
third, Arsenal 'keeper William Gilmer fisted the ball
and it rolled along the crossbar until it dropped at the
feet of William McKay who put it in while Willie
Wardrope "charged down" the stopper.
Gilmer was a true "Gunner", having joined Arsenal the
previous month from the Royal Ordnance factory but would
only appear three times for them.
1902 Everton (h)
P20, 20pts, 12th/18
1908 Bristol City (h)
P24, 30pts, 2nd/20
1913 Chelsea (a)
P25, 24pts, 12th/20
1919 Scotswood (a)
Donnelly(1-0), Tulthorpe(2-1), Brown(3-2)
Some sources credit United's winner to Jock Finlay.
1930 Leicester City
P25, 20pts, 21st/22
Chandler(5,18,60), Hine(12,54), Langford(87)
Jackie Cape made his debut at outside right
after signing from Carlisle United.
1936 Manchester United
P23, 26pts, 11th/22
Huddersfield referee, Mr
Mortimer, awarded a controversial penalty against Dave Davidson for
a foul on George Mutch that proved crucial.
1947 Tottenham Hotspur
P26, 34pts, 2nd/22
1958 Chelsea (a)
P27, 20pts, 18th/22
1964 Grimsby Town (h)
P27, 29pts, 6th/22
P27, 25pts, 13th/22
victories in both the Fairs Cup and the FA Cup, United returned to
winning ways in the league - this their first success in four
First Division outings.
P25, 26pts, 13th/22
Having lost 2-5 at home to Spurs a week earlier,
goalkeeper Iam McFaul had to pick the ball out of his net
on another five occasions at Maine Road.
A scintillating second half display from City included
Denis Tueart's first treble for the club but Newcastle
boss Joe Harvey was incensed by the home side's roughhouse
tactics that went unchecked by referee Ron Challis -
culminating in Rodney Marsh punching Micky Burns without
Colchester United (a)
4-3(aet) 2-2 (2-1)
FA Cup 3rd Round Replay
Waddle(13), Saunders(43), Brownlie(94), Varadi(114)
An absolute battle at
Layer Road, with spectacular goals from Waddle,
Saunders and Brownlie and United 'keeper Kevin Carr conceding two
Many away fans attempted to
keep track of the tie via a local radio
commentator who gave the impression of never having seen a
football before, never mind a microphone.
and Brownlie had failed to score a competitive goal for United before; in the latter's' case after nearly 100 games.
1986 Queens Park
P26, 36pts, 11th/22
Another fruitless afternoon on the Loftus Road
plastic, with future Magpies coach Paul Barron in goal for
1988 Queen Of The
South (a) 4-0 (2-0)
Goddard(22,37), Lormor(59), P.Jackson(79)
A Monday evening jaunt to Palmerston Park gave the
Magpies some match practice ahead of the visit of
Spurs to SJP the following weekend.
Willie McFaul's side hadn't been in action over the
previous weekend due to being the "odd team out"
in the 21 team First Division.
FA Cup 3rd Round
Fourth time unlucky as Glenn Roeder diverted a shot
past the helpless Tommy Wright to win it for Watford deep
into extra time.
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Charlton Athletic (h)
P29, 29pts, 23rd/24
Even by our lowly standards this was a kick in the
plums, as Newcastle somehow contrived to turn a 3-0 lead
into a defeat - Liam O'Brien diverting a shot from a
certain Alan Pardew into the Gallowgate End net to hand
the Addicks all three points.
This proved to be the last home league game in charge for
Youtube footage is online
Blackburn Rovers (a)
FA Cup 3rd Round Replay
To beat the would-be Champions on their own patch after the trauma
of selling Andy Cole to Man United was a seminal moment for Kevin Keegan.
The away fans celebrated in the Darwen End long after the final
whistle, calling for KK who was being interviewed by Sky in the
For some unknown reason though he failed to reappear - strange,
given that he'd had to stand on the steps at SJP defending his
actions to angry fans a few days earlier.
footage is online here
P23, 39pts, 4th/20
Maddison(88), Le Tissier(89)
Peter Beardsley led out the team on his 36th birthday, but going two up with
only eight minutes remaining simply inspired the Saints, and Maddison
pulled one back straight away.
A last minute equaliser from Le Tissier spoiled Kenny Dalglish’s first Premier League game in charge and continued to
taunt us all by being included in the BBC “Match of the Day”
opening titles the following year.
Manchester City (h)
P23, 42pts, 3rd/20
Alan Shearer had barely put down his Goal of the Month
award for December 2002 - the Everton howitzer - before he was
at it again.
City 'keeper Carlo Nash made a hash
of his clearance and hit Al, who tucked
the ball into the empty Leazes net after just 10.25 seconds - a
fraction outside the PL record.
A deeply disappointing FA Youth Cup defeat for United came at Watford's Vicarage Road
in the Fourth Round. Andrew Chapman's 27th minute shot won it for the
2006 The young Magpies won their FA Youth
Cup Fourth Round tie at Hillsborough against Sheffield
Wednesday thanks to a fine solo effort from Aussie
youngster James Troisi.
Ahead after five minutes through Andy Carroll, the Owls
levelled after half time before Troisi marked his comeback
from injury by beating four defenders and netting from close range to make it 2-1.
West Bromwich Albion (h) 2-2 (1-1)
P25, 52pts, 1st/24
United made it 14 games unbeaten after twice coming from behind against their promotion rivals, but it
remained one win in five league games
for Chris Hughton's side.
Peter Lovenkrands played despite the loss of his father and the Dane
headed a second equaliser after the break.
Danny Guthrie's fine free-kick had got us back on terms only for sloppy defending
to twice allow the Baggies to take the lead.
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2011 Winger Wayne Routledge rejoined QPR on a loan deal
until the end of the season while John Carver returned to
St. James' Park as Alan Pardew's assistant manager.
2012 Brighton beat Wrexham in a penalty shootout to
set up a Fourth Round FA Cup tie against Newcastle at the Amex Stadium.
West Ham United (a)
P22, 36pts, 8th/20
United halted a run of four defeats with a
fourth win on the spin in London.
Yohan Cabaye took centre stage, scoring twice and engineering our
victory with a masterly midfield performance in what proved to be his last
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Birmingham City (h)
FA Cup 3rd Round Replay
United ended a five year wait for an FA Cup
as a much-changed line-up saw off Gianfranco Zola's side at the second attempt.
Two ahead at the interval thanks to Matt Ritchie's penalty and Yoan
Gouffran's effort, an apparently routine success became a shade more
doubtful following a City goal from a rare forward move.
However, the returning Jonjo Shelvey rounded off a classy display to provide
Ritchie with an unmissable opportunity to seal the tie and set up a visit to
League One Oxford United in the Fourth Round.
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