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Three and easy
Leeds United U23s 0 Newcastle U23s 3
A strong second half showing from Newcastle
U23s secured a place in the Premier League Cup Final on Tuesday night at the
expense of hosts Leeds.
Scoreless after a scrappy opening 45 minutes at Guiseley's Nethermoor, the
Magpies were awarded a penalty five minutes after the restart following a
coming together between Hugo Diaz and Callum Roberts.
Having missed twice from the spot recently, Owen Bailey gave way to Kelland Watts
and he coolly beat Bailey Peacock-Farrell from 12 yards.
That lead was then doubled four minutes later when
Roberts seized on a misdirected pass by Bryce Hosannah and strode
forward, before lifting the ball over the 'keeper from just inside the box.
With the hosts struggling to make any impact at the other end, the visitors
had the ball in the net for a third time when
Elias Sorensen fired home but was flagged offside after just mistiming his
However the Danish striker wasn't to be denied and rounded off the victory
four minutes from full time, advancing from the right before firing home his
twentieth goal this season from the edge of the box.
Ben Dawson's side now face a wait before discovering the identity of their
final opponents, with the other Semi-Final not scheduled until Saturday May
That will be between Swansea City and Everton, following Tuesday's 2-1 victory
over Blackburn Rovers by the Toffees in their delayed Quarter Final.
Subject to final confirmation, we understand that a draw will take place to
determine which team will enjoy home advantage in the final, which is a
Team: Harker, Sterry, Walters, M.Longstaff, Bailey, Watts, Allan
(Cass 89), Sangare, Sorensen (Bartlett 87), Roberts (Young 81), Longelo.
Subs n/u: Huuhtanen, Cumbreras.
LUFC: Peacock-Farrell, Hosannah, Berardi (Oduor 46), Phillips (Shackleton
46), Struijk, Diaz (Bogusz 55), Clarke, Gotts, Edmondson, Brown, Stevens.
Subs n/u: Miazek, McCalmont.
Crowd: 3,051 - which seems a bit high and may have been tickets
sold/allocated rather than the actual number of spectators present.
"I'm really pleased for the group of lads in there and obviously thereís
a few at home that are injured.
"The group as a whole have been
fantastic this season, and itís reward for the effort and the work they have
put in over the course of a long season.
"The timing (of the goals) was
"We mentioned at half-time about that
we had only done half a job so far.
"The quality of the pitch didnít
suit how we like to play and sometimes you have to adapt to that.
"We tried to play a little bit more
on the break and we got some opportunities from pressing high up the pitch
when they are trying to play and the ball was bobbling around.
"It gave us something to hang on to -
they had a bit of a point to prove.
"The result last week, against a very
good Manchester United team, gave them a bit of a kick up the backside and a
bit of a reminder of where they are at.
"You canít ease off, you have to
keep working hard day-in, day-out, and the response this week in training has
been great, so itís no surprise that we get that display tonight."
From NUFC, Tuesday:
Tickets for Newcastle United's final home game of the season, against
Liverpool, will go on sale to members at 10am on Thursday, 25th April.
Following Liverpool's qualification for
the semi-finals of the Champions League, the match at St. James' Park will be
played on Saturday, 4th May with a 7.45pm (BST) kick-off.
With the Reds challenging for a first
league title in 29 years, the game against Rafa BenŪtez's old club has become
one of the most eagerly-anticipated fixtures of not only Newcastle's season
but the entire 2018/19 Premier League campaign.
Due to the huge demand, tickets will only
be sold to Newcastle United members with a recent purchase history, at a
maximum of two tickets per person, from 10am on Thursday, 25th April.
In order to buy tickets, members must have
a valid 2018/19 season card or membership and members must have made a ticket
purchase during the 2018/19 season.
Tickets will not be released for general
sale. Liverpool began selling their allocation of 3,231 tickets earlier this
month and away supporters not in possession of a ticket are urged not to
The club are aware that there is a demand
for tickets from Liverpool supporters way in excess of their allocation and
would urge Newcastle United fans not to try and sell their tickets to visiting
fans, as this would be a breach of the terms and conditions of their ticket.
Newcastle United would also appeal to
Liverpool fans not to try and obtain tickets in the home areas of St. James'
Park, as it is a breach of the stadium ground regulations for away fans to be
in home fan areas. Any Liverpool fan found in home areas will be ejected from
ten and out
The hamstring problem that caused Miguel Almiron to leave the field
against Southampton at SJP on Saturday is expected to rule him out for around
a month, meaning that his season is over.
The Paraguayan joins Sean Longstaff and Florian Lejeune on the sidelines and
his next appearance is likely to come at national team level in the Copa
America, staged during June and July.
to pre-order now is this new book detailing Newcastle United's Fairs Cup
winning campaign of 1968/69.
As part of his exhaustive research, author Matthew Watson-Broughton tracked
down players, officials, journalists and supporters in both England and
Hungary, also travelling to Holland Portugal, Spain and Scotland to uncover
tales of the ties en route to the final.
Copies cost £19.99 and the book will be published during late May,
coinciding with the anniversary of the home leg of the final against Upjest
Pre-orders made online
here during April will get free postage within the UK (NUFC.com
readers can opt to receive an author-signed copy by adding NUFC.com to their
boys see us safe
Second half goals from Gini Wijnaldum and James Milner were enough to give
Liverpool a 2-0 win at Cardiff on Sunday - and in the process confirm
Newcastle's top flight status with three games remaining.
It remains to be seen who will be joining Fulham and Huddersfield Town in the
Championship next season, but eighteenth-placed Cardiff now trail Newcastle by
ten points with just nine left to play for.
Manchester City 1-0 Spurs
Bournemouth 0-1 Fulham
Huddersfield Town 1-2 Watford
West Ham 2-2 Leicester City
Wolves 0-0 Brighton & Hove Albion
Newcastle 3-1 Southampton
Arsenal 2-3 Crystal Palace
Cardiff City 0-2 Liverpool
Chelsea 2-2 Burnley
Spurs 1-0 Brighton
Watford 1-1 Southampton
Wolves v Arsenal (7.45pm)
Manchester United v Manchester City (8pm) Sky
PL table - bottom end:
Now that our place in the top flight is confirmed for another season,
here's a few dates for your diary:
Sun 05.05.2019 Last Championship
Mon 27.05.2019 Championship playoff final*
Thu 13.06.2019 PL fixture release
Sun 30.06.2019 Rafa current contract ends
Wed 17.07.2019 Asian Cup game 1 (China)
Sat 20.07.2019 Asian Cup game 2 (China)
Sat 10.08.2019 PL opening games
Thu 08.08.2019 PL transfer window closes
(* to determine teams promoted to PL)
to in-form Ayoze
Newcastle 3 Southampton 1
7.45pm KO confirmed
Official confirmation finally arrived on Saturday evening that Newcastle's home game against Liverpool will take place
at 7.45pm on Saturday May 4th - that's despite Sky's own website
publishing it as a 12.30pm KO hours earlier.
Saturday began with confirmation that the game would be played on the Saturday
- but with a kick-off time still to be finalised.
The change follows Liverpool's progress to the Champions League Semi-Finals and
means that the previously-advertised rescheduling of our game
May 5th at 4.30pm was never correct.
All that further alteration achieved was to confuse the issue still
further, trapping unwary fans into making travel arrangements based on
There's no reason for the original fixture list not to have been left
untouched, with the proviso that changes would follow - depending on the fate
of clubs in Europe.
The lunchtime spot had originally been set aside for the Manchester City v Leicester
game, but this now moves to the Monday night slot that was previously
earmarked for Bournemouth v Spurs.
Sky Sports: shafting supporters since 1992
Revised PL schedule that weekend:
Everton v Burnley (8pm) Sky
Bournemouth v Spurs
West Ham v Southampton (3pm)
Wolves v Fulham (3pm)
Cardiff City v Crystal Palace (5.30pm) BT
Newcastle v Liverpool (7.45pm) Sky
Chelsea v Watford (2pm)
Huddersfield Town v Manchester United (2pm) Sky
Arsenal v Brighton (4.30pm) Sky
Manchester City v Leicester City (8pm) Sky
PS: Fans travelling to the Liverpool game by Metro
will be affected, with no service between Monument and Hebburn/Brockley Whins
all day on Saturday May 4th (and on Sunday & Monday).
Dwight Gayle, Jacob Murphy
(West Bromwich Albion)
0-0 draw at Reading on Monday
confirmed that the Baggies have qualified for the Championshi promotion
playoffs with two games still to play.
Jacob completed the full game, while Dwight was introduced as an 83rd minute
Rolando Aarons, Achraf Lazaar
Injury sidelined Rolando once again, but Achraaf appeared for the entirety of
Wednesday's 2-0 home success over Bristol City in the Championship on Monday.
Josef Yarney (Chesterfield)
The Spireites defeated Boreham Wood 3-2 at home
in the National League on Monday, with Josef playing the full 90 minutes.
Dan Barlaser, Liam Gibson
Stanley eased their relegation fears thanks to a 2-1 victory at Doncaster Rovers
in League One on Tuesday, with Barlaser playing the full game but Gibson
Henri played the full game as his side drew 1-1 at Kasimpasa in the Super Lig
on Friday evening.
million for Mags
Our Swiss spies report that a deal taking former Newcastle United defender Kevin
Mbabu from Young Boys to Wolfsburg has been struck.
The Swiss international celebrated his 24th birthday on Thursday and will head
to the Bundesliga at the end of the season in exchange for a fee of Ä8.8m.
It's claimed that a 15% sell-on clause was inserted when Mbabu left SJP in
2017 for an undisclosed fee, meaning that around £1.1m will now be heading
Following their Premier League Cup
Semi-Final success against Leeds United on Tuesday, the focus switches to Teesside on Sunday, as
Newcastle's U23 side
conclude their league campaign.
It's a 1pm kick-off against Boro at the Riverside and although the chance of winning the title and claiming the single automatic promotion
place on offer has gone, United are already in the playoffs
and need to win to have any chance of gaining home advantage in their next
In the playoff semi-finals (which are a single game), the second-placed
team are at home to the fifth and the third-placed host the fourth.
Home advantage in the final goes to the finalist that finished highest in
the main season.
Premier League 2 Division 2 - top six:
(22 game season)
Top five - remaining games:
26.04.2019 Manchester United v Wolves
26.04.2019 Stoke City v Reading
28.04.2019 Boro v Newcastle
29.04.2019 Aston Villa v West Brom
29.04.2019 Southampton v mackems
selected media interviews given by NUFC CEO Lee Charnley earlier in the week,
Thursday saw the (late) publication of the club's accounts.
In a nutshell, we've recovered well from the financial downturn caused by
another relegation, and there seems to reason to change course - whether that
"vision" is shared with the current manager remains to be seen....
Charnley appears to think we're having a "good season" - perhaps not
the best choice of words...
£33m short-term loan paid to Mike Ashley
£111m long-term loan' owed to Mike Ashley
Media income increased £79m to £119.6m
Turnover increased of 108% to £178.5m
Commercial income up £14.6m to £26.7m
Operating expenses fell by £21.2m to £119.6m
Charnley pay doubles to £300K
No meaningful update on Rafa future
No realistic expectation of club sale
Emphasis on signing younger players
No significant training ground investment
Budget for next window up to £50m plus monies raked in from player sales
NUFC press release here
Off the Pitch website analysis here
Chronicle coverage here
After online claims of designs
for next season's NUFC kits emerged in February online
here, this leaked version of the home design is now doing the rounds.
If you want to play the "looks familiar" kit game, then our previous
home shirt are online
the second successive weekend, Newcastle are in the Saturday teatime TV slot,
facing Brighton at the Amex in a 5.30pm
kick-off live on BT.
That's five NUFC visits to this
venue now - all televised live on TV, all moved to daft times
2018/19 Saturday 5.30pm
2017/18 Sunday 4pm
2016/17 Tuesday 7.45pm
2012/13 Saturday 12.30pm
2011/12 Saturday 5.15pm
section tickets have been sold for what is almost a 700 mile round trip from
NUFC: Sean Longstaff, Florian Lejeune and Miguel Almiron are out, with
Fabian Schar and Isaac Hayden early doubts.
new punter offer is bet £10 receive £30 in free bets. Terms & conditions
BHAFC: Ahead of Saturday's game, Chris Hughton returned to his former
side Spurs for a rearranged Premier League game on Tuesday, losing 0-1.
That's now seven PL games for Albion without scoring a single goal, with the
clock starting against us on Saturday at 646 minutes since Anthony Knockaert
netted away to Crystal Palace in early March.
Match ticket holders are entitled to free train travel from as far as
Worthing, Haywards Heath, Brighton and Eastbourne. Similar free travel is also
available on local bus services.
details here (pages 14 and 15)
visits to the Seagulls - all time:
2017/18 lost 0-1
2016/17 won 2-1 Diame, Perez
2012/13 lost 0-2 (FAC)
2011/12 lost 0-1 (FAC)
1991/92 drew 2-2 G.Peacock, Kelly
1990/91 lost 2-4 Quinn, Brock
1989/90 won 3-0 Quinn 3
1983/84 won 1-0 Waddle
1982/83 drew 1-1 McDermott (FAC)
1978/79 lost 0-2
1961/62 won 4-0 Allchurch, Thomas, Kerray, Suddick
(At the Goldstone Ground up to and including
1991/92, Amex thereafter)
Mike Dean - Last seen at Bournemouth
last month. Expect a penalty award to the home side.
TV: Live on BT Sport
If you aren't heading to Sussex,
The Ware Rooms on Carliol Square will have the game live on
their big screen TVs with matchday food & drink offers.
The Ware Rooms are at 17 Carliol Square NE1 6UQ - 5 minutes walk from
both Monument and Manors Metro.
TV: To follow
UK Radio: Live
on BBC Radio 5 Live Sport
Local Radio: Live on talkSPORT
Upcoming PL fixtures:
Liverpool v Huddersfield Town (8pm) Sky
Spurs v West Ham (12.30pm) Sky
Crystal Palace v Everton (3pm)
Fulham v Cardiff City (3pm)
Southampton v Bournemouth (3pm)
Watford v Wolves (3pm)
Brighton v Newcastle (5.30pm) BT
Leicester City v Arsenal (Noon) Sky
Burnley v Manchester City (2.05pm) Sky
Manchester United v Chelsea (4.30pm) Sky
Our sponsors CentrAle will be open from 09:00 on Saturday for anybody
travelling to Brighton by rail from Newcastle. Show your match ticket for
discounted train beers.
For those watching on TV at home we have the
largest range of local North East beers to be found anywhere - and some
interesting ones from
the rest of the UK and abroad.
A great big thanks to everybody who has
visited CentrAle for train beers for their journeys home after this season
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
unless otherwise notified.
If advance notice of a points reduction for away tickets has been given,
that will also usually come into effect 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 Premier League £30 away ticket price cap scheme has been extended
for a further three season and will now conclude at the end of the 2021/22 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.
v Blackburn Rovers (h) @ Little Benton, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
NUFC Live on TV:
Sat 27.04.2019 Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
@ Amex Stadium, 5.30pm. Premier League. SOLD
v Boro (a) @ Riverside Stadium, 1pm. Premier League 2.
Sat 04.05.2019 Liverpool (h)
@ SJP, 7.45pm. Premier League. Ticket sale from
10am on Thu 25.04.2019. Live
NUFC home matchday offer at Pizza Express in Jesmond is available before this
game (they shut at 10.30pm).
No voucher needed, quote "St. James' Park" for a 30% reduction on
your bill at Pizza Express in Jesmond, 92 Osborne Road NE2 2TD. (NB:
offer is only valid in Jesmond, no other branches).
Sun 12.05.2019 Fulham (a)
@ Craven Cottage, 3pm. Premier League. ST
holder sale now, 70 points. £30 adults, £25 over 65s/U18s-U21s, £20 U17s.
Fri 17.05.2019-Sun 19.05.2019 U23s v opposition tbc (n)
@ Happy Valley FC. Hong Kong Soccers Sevens Tournament.
Sat 27.04.2019 Brighton (a) 5.30pm BT
Sat 04.05.2019 Liverpool (h) 7.45pm Sky
U23 Premier League Cup:
F: ??.??.2019 opponent
Gateshead FC have reduced admission prices for NUFC ST holders
attending their National League home games to £10 adults.
GFC home league game:
Sat 27.04.2019 Barrow 12.30pm
PL fixture release
PL opening games
Thu 08.08.2019 Transfer window closes
Other events @ SJP:
Fri 10.05.2019 Champions
Fri 06.09.2019 England v Italy. Friendly.
Sat 23.10.2021 Opening ceremony and first game of Rugby League World
International Magpies |
National Service |
Copa America Finals (with Paraguay, Venezuela, Japan)
21.06.2019-19.07.2019 AFCON Finals
(Finals draw 12.04.2019 - includes Ghana)
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:
McInroy born, Walton-le-Dale,
celebrated his 31st birthday at Wembley
Stadium, as part of the Newcastle side that beat Arsenal
2-1 in the 1932 FA Cup Final.
Although appearing briefly for Preston North
End as an amateur outfield player, Albert
was on the books at Roker Park when he made
his professional debut early in the 1923/24
season, between the posts.
Winning one England cap (versus Northern
Ireland at Anfield in October 1926), a move
to Tyneside in October 1929 came at a cost
of £2,750 to the Magpies.
Following an absence through injury during
the 1933-34 season, Albert lost form when
recalled and following relegation,
quarrelled with the SJP board over monies
due and left the club in the summer of 1934.
Returning to the mackems - although he
didn't make a first team appearance in 11
months back on wearside - Albert then joined
United in 1935
Returning to the North East two years later,
he played for Gateshead until 1940 and
turned out for Stockton during wartime.
Later working as a publican in Newcastle,
Gateshead and Houghton-le-Spring, Albert
passed away in 1985.
Frank Brennan born, Annathill, Scotland.
Signed from Airdrie for £7,000
in July 1946, centre half Frank opted to join Newcastle despite offers from
both Preston North End and the mackems.
Debuting in United's first post-war Football League game (a 4-1 victory at
Millwall in August 1946), Brennan went on to become a cornerstone of the Newcastle United side that returned to the
First Division in 1948 and won the FA Cup in
1951 and 1952.
A Colossus of a man (nicknamed "The
Rock of Tyneside"), this Scottish international stood at 6ft 3in in
his size 12 boots and had a fighting weight
of 13 and a half stone.
Omitted from the 1955 Cup Final side as an alleged punishment for opening a
sports shop in the city to rival Chairman Stan Seymour's, Frank was
transfer-listed over a wage dispute, which outraged fans.
Playing his final game in January 1956, Frank joined North Shields in a
player/coach role and remained there until 1962.
Coaching in Singapore and Trinidad for the British Council, Brennan returned to
Appleby Park in 1967 and managed Shields to FA Amateur Cup success two years
Following an unsuccessful stint as Darlington Manager in 1971 and some time
coaching South Shields, he concentrated on his business and lived in Whitley
Frank passed away in March 1997 and some nine years after his death was nominated by United for the FA Cup Team of
Heroes, to celebrate 125 years of the competition.
His name also lives on in a trophy award annually by Sport Newcastle to unsung heroes of sport in the region.
Darren Huckerby born, Nottingham.
Winger whose major
contribution to history was the friendly match arranged as
part of the £450K transfer that brought him from Lincoln City to SJP
back in November 1995.
Injury denied Huck the chance to play in that game, but new boy Alan
Shearer featured and scored his first goal for the club in July 1996 at
a packed Sincil Bank.
By then he had already made what proved to be his sole league appearance for
United, coming off the bench to replace Paul Kitson in a home win over Bolton
in January 1996.
That came three days after his senior debut - also as a substitute - in an FA
Cup replay defeat on penalties at SJP to Chelsea.
Returning to fitness in the early weeks of the 1996/97 season, Darren was unable
to get near the first team and was loaned to Millwall for two months, scoring
three times and posting a succession of good displays.
Newly-installed Coventry City boss Gordon Strachan bid £1m for him and Huck
headed for Highfield Road in November 1996.
His first City goal came on his fourth outing - inevitably at home to
The 1999/00 season began with Huck joining Leeds in a £400K deal but by
the end of 2000, he'd moved on to Manchester City.
Promotion to the Premiership followed in 2001/02 and Darren
City against us again in what was to be our final fixture at Maine Road - a 0-1
By then he was being managed once again by Kevin Keegan, who loaned him out to
Nottingham Forest in February 2003.
The next season saw Huck borrowed by Norwich City and he found life at Carrow
Road to his liking, with a permanent £750K deal agreed in December 2003.
He helped the Canaries to promotion and managed another goal against us, albeit in a League Cup defeat by Newcastle
The man nicknamed Forrest Gump since his time at Coventry finally ended his
stint in Norfolk in 2008 and moved to the USA with San Jose Earthquakes.
However, a hip problem forced him to hang up his boots following surgery in
2009, since when he's set up his own PR company and become involved in a
be hucking you!"
Death of Matthew McNeil, 49.
Steven Istead born, South Shields. (2002)
Winger who featured fleetingly at Academy level
for the Magpies before opting to join
Hartlepool United during 2002.
A first team debut for 'Pools came at the age of just
"Icy" failed to hold down a
regular starting place - making 74 sub appearances but just
seven senior starts.
Leaving Victoria Park in 2006, Steven had
spells as both Gateshead and Consett before
moving to Peterhead and a reunion with ex-'Pools manager
Returning to England
with Ilkeston Town, Istead later represented
Mansfield Town, Alfreton Town, Eastwood Town
1894 Willington (a)
Law, Unknown Scorer
1898 Stoke (a)
Debut for James Lockey at right back in this test
match to decide promotion and relegation issues. The
defeat left United behind Burnley - who had beaten
Blackburn twice - and level with Stoke in the group of
1902 Middlesbrough (h)
The first of a number of charity matches United took part in
to raise funds to benefit the Ibrox Disaster Fund. It
raised £110 which was a lot less than had been hoped.
1904 sunderland (a)
1907 Leith Athletic
Newcastle began a three match tour of Scotland by facing
the Scottish Second Division side at the Easter Road home
The game was played to benefit the Walker Memorial fund
and raised £110. It comprised of two 35 minute halves.
1910 Barnsley (n)
FA Cup Final
United's fourth trip to The Crystal Palace and at last the
jinx was cracked, if not broken entirely.
Trailing at half time to Harry Tuffnell's shot, United's
Albert Shepherd saw his effort disallowed before Jackie
Rutherford's late header forced a replay at Goodison Park.
footage is online here
goalmouth action at the
1921 Arsenal (a)
P39, 47pts, 5th/22
Ex-Magpie Jackie Rutherford netted for the Gunners at
Highbury, while current Newcastle forward John King
secured a point on what proved to be the final appearance
of his United career.
1927 West Ham United
P40, 54pts, 1st/22
This point pretty much confirmed that the league championship was
on its way to SJP for the fourth time, even though
two games still remained to be played. Huddersfield had
only drawn at home to Manchester United meaning they
were four points behind the Magpies with a much worse
1928 Sheffield United
P40, 39pts, 10th/22
FA Cup Final
Wembley success again, in what became known as the
"Over The Line" final, after the was
alleged to have gone out of play as Jimmy Richardson
centred for Jack Allen to score Newcastle's equaliser.
footage is online here
Jack Allen in the 1932
1938 Chesterfield (h)
P39, 36pts, 14th/22
1949 Liverpool (a)
P40, 51pts, 2nd/22
The Magpies took a point from their first
competitive visit to Anfield since 1933 but a draw and
a defeat in their final two games saw them slip down
to fourth - still a fine achievement for a promoted
1952 West Bromwich Albion (h) 1-4 (0-1)
P41, 43pts, 9th/22
Barely a week before the FA Cup Final and it's
fair to say that Newcastle's minds weren't totally
focused on league matters.
1955 Bolton Wanderers
P39, 40pts, 11th/22
1958 Manchester United
P40, 32pts, 18th/22
1960 Nottingham Forest
P41, 44pts, 7th/22
Vowden(38), Gray(50), Quigley(70)
Debut for Brian Wright, at right half. Two vital
points for Forest to keep them out of the bottom two.
1960 7,165 spectators saw North Shields beat Blyth
Spartans in the final of the Northumberland Senior Cup at
Ingham(2) and Watson were on target for the Robins and
Turney for the Spartans.
1962 Derby County (a)
P41, 39pts, 9th/22
Bill Curry was in the Rams side as United ended their away
programme with victory at the Baseball Ground.
1963 Charlton Athletic
P37, 42pts, 5th/22
United maintained their slim hopes of catching the
top two, with the winning goal a 25 yard lobbed effort
from Alan Suddick that caught the Valiants' 'keeper off his line.
Sheffield United (h)
P39, 34pts, 14th/22
The Blades wore
distinctive orange shirts and socks and proceeded to post
their third successive victory at SJP.
1975 Arsenal (h)
P41, 39pts, 13th/22
United found their "Range" against the
Gunners at Gallowgate, but that's just the way it is.....
1977 Queens Park
Rangers (a) 2-1 (0-1)
P37, 47pts, 4th/22
United extended their unbeaten run to eleven games and despite then losing
their final three matches of the season, a fifth place finish was enough to
clinch a UEFA Cup spot.
Charlton Athletic (h)
P38, 60pts, 5th/22
McDermott(48), Varadi(67,85), Wharton(16)
After hitting four without reply against Rotherham at
SJP just four days previously, The Magpies made it four
wins on the spin - but only after letting the visitors
back into the game at 2-2.
Carlisle United (h)
P38, 73pts, 3rd/22
Keegan(12,54), Waddle(39), Beardsley(73,77)
Vandals broke into the ground before this bank holiday
game and sprayed slogans on the pitch related to an
ongoing criminal trial.
A claim of broken glass also having been scattered was found to be
false and after the offending slogans had been painted out, the match went ahead as
Kevin Carr saved Alan Shoulder's penalty and also a follow-up shot with Keegan heading United's
third seconds later as play
rapidly switched to the other end of the field.
Victory and favourable results in the games involving
rivals Manchester City and Grimsby Town meant that
promotion was in reach - United having a seven point
cushion with four games remaining.
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1988 Charlton Athletic
P37, 47pts, 10th/21
BBC's bizarre pundit, Garth Crooks
got both goals at Selhurst Park, with future Magpie Rob
Lee also featuring for the Addicks.
1994 Oldham Athletic
P39, 71pts, 3rd/22
A slightly mad afternoon at SJP against Joe Royle's
relegation-bound Latics, in a game Magpies boss Kevin
Keegan later called "a video nasty".
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Leeds United (h)
P34, 44pts, 12th/20
After hitting the post through Kieron Dyer within
seconds of the first whistle, Newcastle mounted a fine comeback
after two early setbacks.
Ian Harte cracked a second half penalty wide of Shay
Given's goal, but that would have been an undeserved winner for
a Leeds side including future Magpies Michael Bridges, Lee
Bowyer and birthday (old) boy Darren Huckerby.
Alan Smith meanwhile was the bench, James Milner in the juniors,
Jonathan Woodgate was injured and Mark Viduka months away from limping into Elland Road from
Blackburn Rovers (a)
P36, 68pts, 4th/20
Goals from old boys Keith
Gillespie and Andy Cole had threatened to scupper our Champions League
hopes, but Alan Shearer was on hand to mark another Ewood
return with a brace.
And despite the best efforts of referee Uriah Rennie, the
point gained guaranteed a top four finish for United with two games still to play -
sealing a Champions League
2003 A 3-1 victory
over Blyth Spartans at Croft Park put Newcastle's reserve
side into the Northumberland Senior Cup Final. The goals
came from Lewis Guy, Calvin Zola and Martin Brittain in
front of a crowd of 523.
Reserves were taken to extra time and penalties by Blyth Spartans in the
Northumberland Senior Cup final at SJP, before eventually
claiming the trophy.
The game was goalless after 90 minutes but after Blyth grabbed a 95th minute
lead, Kazenga LuaLua levelled for United with a cracking
shot from well outside the box.
Mark Doninger then claimed the vital spot kick as the
Magpies won the shootout 4-3.
reserves made it ten games unbeaten with a 1-1 draw
against Manchester United at Altrincham. Frank Danquah scored.
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P34, 41pts, 9th/20
This stalemate at
Bloomfield Road against the soon-to-be relegated Seasiders
was ultimately enough to confirm our own top flight
Ahead through a Peter Lovenkrands strike, we then let Blackpool back into the game
Jose Enrique cleared a DJ Campbell flick - but did so from behind the goal
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United reserves won for the first time in eleven
games as Yven Moyo and a Mehdi Abeid penalty conversion gave them a 2-1 success
over Liverpool at Kirkby Academy.
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Newcastle visited Cambridge United's Abbey Stadium after a 20 year gap,
a reserve XI playing in a friendly
match to commemorate the U's centenary.
Visiting manager Peter Beardsley played
for both sides as Newcastle won 2-1 thanks to Romain Amalfitano and James Tavernier.
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2015 As his Derby County side continued to
falter, Steve McClaren revealed at a fans' Q&A that he
had turned down Newcastle's offer of the manager's job,
following the departure of Alan Pardew.
P35, 30pts, 19th/20
Two second half goals made it a memorable return to Anfield for Rafa Benitez
and gave United another crucial point in the fight to avoid relegation.
But a draw seemed incredibly unlikely at half-time when United trailed to
goals from Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana and even getting a shot on goal
A point separated United, the mackems and Norwich with
two of those three set to join already relegated Aston
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P34, 41pts, 10th/20
match winning run ended on a Monday night at Goodison Park, Theo Walcott
continuing his Gunners scoring run against us for the
Everton completed a league double over United as Rafa Benitez was unable to
celebrate his 100th game in charge of the club although there were late chances
to pinch a point, substitute Dwight Gayle going close.
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