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Leeds United 0
Newcastle 1
Premier League

Elland Road
Saturday 22nd January
Match report

The Never-Ending Tour

  Number of Newcastle
  games attended by
  NUFC.com in 2021/22:

60

 

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Everton (h) Public sale now
Villa (h) Public sale now (online)
West Ham (a) ST holder sale (60pts) now
Brentford (a) ST holder sale (150pts) now

U23s:
Trees too tricky


Newcastle U23s  0  Nottingham Forest U23s  1

Newcastle U23s returned to PL2 action on Monday night when they hosted Nottingham Forest but their three-game winning run in the league came to an end after a single-goal defeat at Whitley Park.

Forest took the lead in the 31st minute when Ateef Konate knocked the ball across the six yard box and Will Swan finished from almost on the goal line.

The visitors thought they had a second in the 57th minute when Swan had his attempt on goal blocked by Will Brown and Lewis Salmon's shot looked to have been taken over the line by Brown but the referee and linesman were unmoved.

Substitute Rodrigo Vilca hit an effort from distance in the 79th minute but it cannoned back off the post and that was as close as United came to equalising.

There was a moment of late controversy when Niall Brookwell was fouled in the closing seconds of the game - referee Michael Barlow seemingly hesitating before turning down sizeable penalty appeals.

Team: Brown, Carlyon, Scott (Vilca 71), Young (J.Miley 83), Brookwell, Wiggett, A.Wilson, Anderson, Ferguson (Westendorf 59), de Bolle, Bondswell.
Subs n/u: R.Thomson, Bessent.

Booked: Young, Bondswell

NFFC: Hogarth, Gibson Hammond, Donnelly, Rama, Sanders, Harbottle (Hanks 68), Hammond, Fewster, Swan, Konate (Barnes 46), Larsson (Salmon 46).
Subs n/u: Bott, Colling.

Booked: Konate.

Crowd: 213.

 

Coming off the bench was striker Isaac Westendorf, who scored twice in three U23 appearances as a trialist earlier in the season. He's now signed an 18-month contract at United.

The Magpies were looking to complete a win double over Forest following a 3-1 success on the road in November - the beginning of a three game winning run in PL2 that had carried them into the play-off places.

It was the first of two successive home games for Elliott Dickman's side, with Aston Villa due at Whitley Park for another 7pm start next Monday, January 31st.

Winter weather conditions caused that fixture to be abandoned back in December, with the visitors 1-0 up.

Premier League:
Leeds (a) turnstile
delays - info please




If you were caught up in the significant congestion outside the away section at Elland Road before kickoff on Saturday, the Newcastle United Supporters Trust are keen to hear about your experience.

DM them on twitter @nufctrust or email via thomas.concannon@nufctrust.co.uk


Statement from Leeds United, Monday:

The club acknowledges the complaints raised by some Newcastle United supporters regarding issues experienced entering Elland Road on Saturday.

Leeds United will now work with the Newcastle United Supporters Trust, West Yorkshire Police and our own safety team to review the issues raised and ensure we continue to provide a safe environment for everyone attending our stadium.

We will not make any further comment until a review is complete.

Premier League:
We all
love leads!


Leeds United  0  Newcastle  1

 


First away win in sight


Match report

Latest PL results:

Fri 21.01.2022:
Watford 0-3 Norwich City

Sat 22.01.2022:
Everton 0-1 Aston Villa
Brentford 1-2 Wolves
Leeds United 0-1 Newcastle
Manchester United 1-0 West Ham
Southampton 1-1 Manchester City

Sun 23.01.2022:
Arsenal 0-0 Burnley
Crystal Palace 1-3 Liverpool
Leicester City 1-1 Brighton
Chelsea 2-0 Spurs

Update
:
Kickabout BCD
- and no live TV


Newcastle's first team squad are currently in Saudi Arabia for a week-long warm weather training camp.

The Magpies are based in Jeddah and will play a friendly against Saudi Professional League leaders Al-Ittihad on Friday. That's now confirmed as being played behind closed doors without any live TV stream - both due to Premier League rules.

The squad is yet tbc, but Chris Wood and Miguel Almiron won't be involved as they have been called up for international duty.

Photos of the players arriving confirmed that Jamaal Lascelles, Joelinton and Paul Dummett were present, having all been replaced during Saturday's win at Leeds. Injury victim Callum Wilson also travelled.

U23s:
The late show


Birmingham U23s  0  Newcastle U23s  2
 
Match report

U18s:
mackem misery


mackems U18s  3  Newcastle  U18s  2


Fresh from their FA Youth Cup Fourth Round success, Newcastle's U18 side returned to league action but threw away a two-goal lead after making the short trip to wearside on Saturday.

The young Magpies got off to a great start with Ben Parkinson getting a seventh minute opener and Michael Ndiweni doubling the lead three minutes later.

But the home side replied after just two minutes through Chris Rigg and Tom Watson levelled in the 20th minute.

The game appeared to be heading for a draw until the final minute when Watson got his second and what proved to be the winner - completing a mackem derby double for the season and leaving the Magpies at the bottom of the table.

Team: M.Thompson, Powell, Charlton, J.Miley, C.Thompson, Stanton, Parkinson (Mavididi 61 [Emerson 86]), Bailey (Donaldson 56), Ndiweni, L.Miley, Crossley.
Subs n/u: Bessent, Chrystal.

Booked: C.Thompson.

Thanks to GP for image and info.

Borrowers:
Loan lads


Latest Magpie loan action:

Kelland Watts (Wigan Athletic)
Kell played the full game as Wigan beat Gillingham 3-2 at home in League One on Saturday. The visitors came back from two goals down but the Latics won it with Will Keane's 77th minute strike.

Lewis Cass (Port Vale)
Lewis was on the bench for the goalless draw at Leyton Orient in League Two on Saturday but introduced in just the seventh minute.

Oisin McEntee (Morton)
Oisin arrived as a 76th minute substitute in Saturday's Scottish Cup Fourth Round at Motherwell on Saturday.

That took the tie into extra-time and Morton went ahead in the 105th only for the Steelmen to level from the spot before winning it in added time.

FAYC:
Seasiders up next

Newcastle's U18 side have been handed an away tie against Blackpool in the Fifth Round of this season's FA Youth Cup.

No date has been announced, but it's anticipated that the tie will be staged at Bloomfield Road.

FAYC Fifth Round draw:

Cambridge United v Nottingham Forest
Bournemouth v Leicester City
Liverpool v Chelsea
Blackburn v Sheffield Wednesday
Blackpool v Newcastle United
Manchester United v Everton
Wolves v Spurs
Charlton v Brighton & Hove Albion

Internationals
:
Call-ups


New Zealand have selected Newcastle striker Chris Wood in their squad for a pair of friendly matches:

Fri 28.01.2022 Jordan (n) Abu Dhabi
Tue 01.02.2022 Uzbekistan (n) Dubai

Those two games act as warm-ups for the Oceania World Cup qualifying tournament, staged in Qatar from March 18th to 30th.

Paraguay meanwhile have included Miguel Almiron for two World Cup qualifiers as follows:

Thu 27.01.2022 Uruguay (h)
Tue 01.02.2022 Brazil (a)

Defender hopes recede:
Carlos plays on

Update 2: further updates from Spain suggest that Sevilla are no nearer to agreeing the sale of Diego Carlos and the player's own stance on leaving is now disputed. He completed all 90 minutes of a 2-2 home draw with Celta Vigo on Saturday night.

Update 1:
amid media claims that United had returned with an improved bid after their previous one was rejected, Wednesday saw Carlos play the entirety of Sevilla's 1-1 draw at Valencia in La Liga.

Sky Sports News
reported on Tuesday afternoon that Sevilla defender Diego Carlos was set to hand in a transfer request, amid negotiations over a proposed £30m switch to Tyneside.

The 28 year-old Brazilian centre half has been strongly linked with Newcastle in recent days, after multiple bids for Lille's Sven Botman were reportedly rejected.

U23s:
Royal rout


Reading U23s  1  Newcastle U23s  4

Match report

Retro:
Chronicled


The final episode of a free NUFC history Podcast series hosted by the Chronicle is now available online here


Premier League:
Everton (h)

The Magpies return to action on Tuesday February 8th, when Everton provide the opposition in a Premier League fixture at SJP.

It's a 7.45pm kick-off live on BT Sports and the remaining tickets are now on full public sale.

Pre-match: We're delighted to have The Dog and Parrot bar on board with us again this season, opposite Times Square on Clayton Street West/Neville Street.

Former Magpie Malcolm Macdonald will be holding a pre-match talk-in from 6pm with free entry.


NUFC: To follow
 

Boyle are offering new sign-ups via NUFC.com a Bet £10 get £30 offer via mobile devices (app download isn't required; desktop customers qualify for a £25 bet bundle offer on sign-up instead). 

Find that online here

Key Terms: New UK customers (Excluding NI) only. Mobile exclusive. Min stake £10. Min odds Evs. Free bet applied on 1st settlement of any qualifying bet. 30 days to qualify. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out/Free Bets won’t apply. Payment method restrictions. 1 Free Bet offer per customer, household & IP Address only. 18+. T&Cs apply

EFC: SJP old boys Andros Townsend and Salomon Rondon are both now at Everton.

Following the dismissal of Manager Rafa Benitez, the Toffees suffered a 0-1 defeat at home to Aston Villa last Saturday - with former Magpie striker Duncan Ferguson acting as interim boss.

Everton have won just one of their last 14 PL matches and have an identical record away from Goodison Park to that of Newcastle on the road this season: won one, drawn three and lost six.

Referee:
tbc

VAR: tbc

UK TV: Live on BT Sport

Overseas TV: tbc

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UK Radio: tbc (if any)

Local Radio: Live on BBC Radio Newcastle

Upcoming PL fixtures:

Sat 05.02.2022:
Burnley v Watford (6pm) BT

Tue 08.02.2022:
Newcastle v Everton (7.45pm) BT
West Ham v Watford (7.45pm) BT
Burnley v Manchester United (8pm) BT

Wed 09.02.022:
Manchester City v Brentford (7.45pm) BT
Norwich City v Crystal Palace (7.45pm) BT
Spurs v Southampton (7.45pm) BT
Aston Villa v Leeds United (8pm) BT

Thu 10.02.2022:
Liverpool v Leicester City (7.45pm) BT
Wolves v Arsenal (7.45pm) BT

Stats:

Toffees @ SJP - Premier years:

2020/21 Won 2-1 Wilson 2
2019/20 Lost 1-2 Schar
2018/19 Won 3-2 Rondon, Perez 2
2017/18 Lost 0-1
2015/16 Lost 0-1
2014/15 Won 3-2 Cisse, Perez, Colback
2013/14 Lost 0-3
2012/13 Lost 1-2 Cisse
2011/12 Won 2-1 OG, R.Taylor
2010/11 Lost 1-2 Best
2008/09 Drew 0-0
2007/08 Won 3-2 Butt, Emre, Owen
2006/07 Drew 1-1 Ameobi
2005/06 Won 2-0 Solano 2
2004/05 Drew 1-1 Bellamy
2003/04 Won 4-2 Bellamy, Dyer, Shearer 2
2002/03 Drew 3-3 Dyer 2, OG (LC: 2-3 on pens)
2002/03 Won 2-1 Shearer, Bellamy
2001/02 Won 6-2 Shearer, Cort, O'Brien, Solano 2, Bernard
2000/01 Lost 0-1
1999/00 Drew 1-1 Shearer
1998/99 Lost 1-3 Shearer
1998/99 Won 4-1 Ketsbaia 2, Shearer, Georgiadis (FAC)
1997/98 Won 1-0 Lee
1996/97 Won 4-1 Ferdinand, Lee, Shearer, Elliott
1995/96 Won 1-0 Ferdinand
1994/95 Won 2-0 Fox, Beardsley
1993/94 Won 1-0 Allen

Premier League:
West Ham (a)
seating changes


Two areas of the Trevor Brooking Stand that will be occupied by Newcastle fans at West Ham's London Stadium next month have been altered:


The lower section has been extended further across the area formerly occupied by the running track so that seats are now square on to the pitch rather than curved:


lower tier as now configured


lower tier as was configured

The upper section of the Trevor Brooking Stand meanwhile has been reconfigured with rail seating, creating PL-licenced standing areas (photo awaited).

PS: rail seating is also now in place at Stamford Bridge, with both upper and lower tiers of the Shed End among areas remodelled - including the away sections. Newcastle are due there in March.

Rail seating has been approved on a trial basis as part of the safe standing initiative and described by HM Government thus:

"Each supporter will occupy the same area that they would take up if they were sitting, with a traceable, numbered ticket.

"Barriers will be in place behind and in front of every individual. Seats must not be locked in the up or down position, so fans can choose to sit if they wish to, and the standing areas must not affect the views of other fans."

NSC:
Senior Cup date set




Northern League North Shields confirm that their Northumberland Senior Cup Semi-Final tie against Newcastle U23s is scheduled to be played on Thursday February 24th.

Kick-off is 7.30pm at the Daren Persson Stadium.

The two sides last met in this competition at the same stage in 2017, Shields winning 10-9 on penalties after 120 minutes of play left the sides locked at 1-1.

The other Semi-Final tie sees the winners of the Morpeth Town versus Blyth Spartans Quarter Final* enjoy home advantage against Bedlington Terriers.

* To be played on Tuesday February 1st.

PS: For anyone planning on watching the Newcastle tie at North Shields, be aware that buses replace Metros between St James and Tynemouth between February 21st and 25th.


 





 

 
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Tickets/Fixtures
Season 2021/22


2021/22 match tickets shown as being on public sale require registration on the NUFC ticket website - this can be done in advance of the ticket sale.

Fri
28.01.2022 Al-Itthad(UAE) (a) @ venue tbc, KO tbc. Friendly.
Behind closed doors.

Mon 31.01.2022 U23s v Aston Villa U23s (h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm. Premier League 2.

Mon 31.01.2022 Transfer window closes 11pm.

Sat 05.02.2022 U18s v Nottingham Forest U18s (h) @ Little Benton, 2pm. U18 Premier League.

Mon 07.02.2022 U23s v Burnley U23s (a) @ Lancashire FA, Leyland, 7pm. Premier League 2.

Tue 08.02.2022 Everton (h) @ SJP, 7.45pm. Premier League.
Public sale now. Live on BT Sport.

Sun 13.02.2022 Aston Villa (h) @ SJP, 2pm. Premier League. Public sale now (online), Tue 25.01.2022 (all). Live on Sky Sports.

Mon 14.02.2022 U23s v Huddersfield U23s (a) @ John Smith's Stadium, 7pm. Premier League Cup.

Sat 19.02.2022 U18s v Boro U18s (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League. Fixture reversed, was (a) now (h).

Sat 19.02.2022 West Ham (a) @ London Stadium, 12.30pm. Premier League.
ST holder sale now, 60 points. £30 adults, £20 all concessions. Allocation: tbc. Live on BT Sport.

Mon 21.02.2022 U23s v Fulham U23s (h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm. Premier League 2.

Thu 24.02.2022 U23s v North Shields (a) @ Daren Persson Stadium, 7.30pm.
Northumberland Senior Cup Semi-Final.

Sat 26.02.2022 U18s v Leeds United U18s (h) @ Little Benton, Noon. U18 Premier League.

Sat 26.02.2022 Brentford (a) @ Brentford Community Stadium, 3pm. Premier League. ST holder sale now, 150 points. £30 adults, £25 seniors/18-25,£20 U18s. Allocation: 1,700.

Future on sale dates:

05.03.2022 tbc Brighton (h)

ST/member: Mon 07.02.2022
Public (online): Mon 14.02.2022
Public (all): Mon 21.02.2022

19.03.2022 tbc Palace (h)
ST/member: Mon 21.02.2022
Public (online): Mon 28.02.2022
Public (all): Mon 07.03.2022

09.04.2022 tbc Wolves (h)
ST/member: Tue 08.03.2022
Public (online): Tue 15.03.2022
Public (all): Tue 22.03.2022

16.04.2022 tbc Leicester C (h)
ST/member: Mon 14.03.2022
Public (online): Mon 21.03.2022
Public (all): Mon 28.03.2022

Postponed PL games - new dates tbc:

Everton (a)
was 30.12.2021
Southampton (a)
was 02.01.2022

2021/22 PL season:

Season ends Sun 22.05.2022

 

Live TV confirmation dates:  

NB:
all "approximate dates"

Mon 24.01.2022
Mar 2022
Mon 21.02.2022
Apr 2022
Mon 04.04.2022
May 2022

NUFC Live on TV:

Tue 08.02.2021 Everton (h) 7.45pm BT
Sun 13.02.2021 Aston Villa (h) 2pm Sky
Sat 19.02.2021 West Ham (a) 12.30pm BT

(TV picks to Sun 27.02.2022 made).

Northumberland Senior Cup SF:
24.02.022 North Shields v NUFC U23s
Morpeth Town or Blyth Spartans v Bedlington Terriers

(01.02.2022 Morpeth v Blyth QF)


FA
Youth Cup Fifth Round:
Blackpool (a)
(to be played by Sat 05.02.2022)

U23 PL Cup Group G:
Birmingham City, Huddersfield Town,
Watford (h & a)

2022/23
season dates:

Premier League:

Season starts 06.08.2022
Season halts 14.11.2022 (R16)
Season restarts 26.12.2022 (R17)
Season ends 28.05.2023

Championship:
Season starts 30.07.2022
Season halts 14.11.2022 (R16)
Season restarts 10.12.2022 (R17)
Season ends 06.05.2023
(Playoff F 27.05-29.05.2023)


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

International breaks: 

2021/22:
24.01.2022-02.02.2022 (ex-Europe)
21.03.2022-29.03.2022

2022/23:
19.09.2022-27.09.2022
21.11.2022-18.12.2022 (WCF)
20.03.2023-28.03.2023
 
Coxy's Corner

Whoops, He did it Again...


According to RTE at least, we've got another new player....

While The Chronicle believes that we're set for an unexpected shift to a player-manager.

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

On This Day in History
25th January


Born Or Died:

1943 Wilson Wood born, Whitburn, Scotland. (1960)

A centre half with Edinburgh Athletic, Wilson was with Shotts Bon Accord when Newcastle snatched him from under the noses of Rangers in 1960.

However things didn't go well for Wood on Tyneside and within a year he was back in Scotland, agreeing a contract at Ibrox.

Wood won a Scottish League Cup winners medal in 1965 before moving on to Dundee United two years later and playing more frequently as a midfielder.

He subsequently appeared for both Hearts and Raith Rovers, although there was some controversy over the latter transfer, with Hamilton Academical also claiming to have obtained his signature.

Training as a physio, Wood ran a sports injuries clinic in Whitburn following his playing retirement in 1975. He also played and taught the accordion!

His death was reported during June 2017.

1967 David Ginola born, Gassin, France. (1995-97)

Prodigiously-talented winger who played for Toulon, Racing Club Paris and Brest before joining Paris Saint-Germain in 1992.

Brought to Tyneside for £2.5m in the run-up to the 1995/96 season, Ginola caught the eye in pre-season friendlies along with fellow new faces Les Ferdinand and Warren Barton.

Debuting in a 3-0 opening day home win over of Coventry City,  home fans were instantly impressed by Ginola's two-footed dribbling and shooting abilities.

His first Newcastle goal came in a victory at Sheffield Wednesday as United instantly hit form, with Ginola finishing on the losing side just twice in his first 20 appearances.

Things started to unravel slightly in 1996 though, with his dismissal in a League Cup defeat at Arsenal and a further snub from France with no international recall - despite their Euro 96 home ground being SJP.

The following season had its moments for Ginola, with stunning strikes at the Gallowgate End against Manchester United and Ferencvaros in October 1996.

However, those were his final goals for the club and following the departure of Kevin Keegan, Ginola featured only eleven times under the management of Kenny Dalglish - his mood hardly helped by a break-in at his house that unsettled his family.

Moving on to Spurs for £2m in July 1997, he was quickly joined at White Hart Lane by Ferdinand and the pair appeared in the 1999 League Cup Final victory over Leicester City.

Later moves took him to Aston Villa and Everton but the magic was gone and various off-field interests were what kept Ginola in the public eye - a series of advertising appearances for cars, clothes & shampoo giving way to an attempt at acting. 

2008 then saw Ginola back on Tyneside, to launch his own award-winning wine - Coste Brulade rosé. Two years later, he then had a short spell as a BBC TV match pundit and on BT Sport.

2015 saw David launch a bid to challenge Sepp Blatter for the Fifa presidency. Backed by PaddyPower, the launch of the campaign got off to a slow start, raising just £5,506 of the £2.3m required....

Collapsing during a kickabout in France in May 2016, he survived after being shocked with a defibrillator and was airlifted to hospital to successfully undergo quadruple heart bypass surgery.

He found fame again after featuring on TV show "I'm a Celebrity..." in Wales and was tipped to win it but eventually came fourth.

Never mind Shearer - for us the defining image of our Premiership pomp remains a sublime Ginola centre from the left being buried by a Ferdinand header into an opponent's net. Merci Beaucoup.

1996 Death of Tim Rogers, 86. (1936-39)


1997 Florent Indalecio born, St. Etienne, France. (2020-21)

One of the more unlikely signings of the modern era at SJP, this free agent striker won a nine month deal in October 2020.

Indalecio had first appeared on Tyneside three months earlier, as an un-named trialist
in an U23 friendly match against Hartlepool United at Little Benton.

Watching him that day was Allan Saint-Maximin, who had played alongside him for St. Etienne as a youngster before Florent was released during 2011.

Diagnosed with a cancerous tumour on his knee, Flo made a failed attempt at a comeback in the USA during 2016 after playing amateur football in France.

His path to Newcastle took him via Australia, where he had worked on building sites and turned out for a local side in Sydney.

Eligible for United's reserve side as an over-age player, Indalecio's competitive debut came from the bench away at West Bromwich Albion U23s as news of his contract broke.

Playing nine reserve games (three starts) without coming near to finding the net, Flo's departure when his deal expired in June 2021 was no surprise.

Following an unsuccessful trial at Hartlepool United, his next port of call was Morpeth Town but that proved to be equally fleeting.

1998 Dani Koks born, Tilburg, Holland. 
(2015)

Midfielder who joined United on trial in July 2015 following his release from Ajax and featured for the U18s in a friendly against Corby Town at Little Benton.

Included on the club's pre-season U21 tour of Holland, Dani netted three times but was unable to win a deal with the Magpies.

Having moved to Ajax from Willem II in 2012, Koks rejoined his former club in Tilburg after returning from Tyneside.

By 2019 he was with Belgian minor league side KVV Vosselaar, returning "home" later that year when signing for Tilburg-based amateurs RKSV Sarto.

1998 Jamal Lewis born, Luton.
(2020-present)

Having fielded Paul Dummett, Jetro Willems and Danny Rose at left back with varying levels of success and fitness, Newcastle looked to the Championship to fill that position in September 2020.

A Northern Ireland international, Jamal signed for a claimed £15m fee from Norwich City, having joined the Canaries in 2013 after his release by hometown club Luton Town.

Lewis got off to a winning start as Newcastle began their season with a 2-0 success at West Ham.

However he struggled for form and made little impression in his first season on Tyneside - losing his place in the side to converted left winger Matt Ritchie.

That situation continued into the 2021/22 campaign; a return to the starting line-up under Eddie Howe quickly halted by injury.

Lge FAC LC Eur Tot Oth
A S G A S G A S G A S G Ap Su Gl A S G
23 5         3           26 5      

 

What Else?

1896 Crewe Alexandra (a)
0-3 
(0-2)
Division Two

P20, 22pts, 6th/16 
Riley(15), Williams(20), Burgoyne(50)
8,000
United made what was to be their third and final visit to the Alexandra Recreation Ground, which was adjacent to Crewe's present day home at Gresty Road.

Other sources report different scorers of the first two goals, mentioning Peake, Gillow and Jones, while some estimates had the crowd at only 1,000.

1902 Woolwich Arsenal (a)
2-0 
(0-0)
FA Cup 1st Round 
Veitch(70), Alex.Gardner(85) 
15,000
After five fruitless visits in Division Two, United's first Cup meeting with Arsenal ended their winless sequence at the Manor Ground.

1908 Nottingham Forest (a)
0-0 
(0-0)
Division One
P25, 31pts, 2nd/20 
12,000
"Nothing really exciting - let alone thrilling, occurred"
admitted the scribe from the local Football News, who devoted part of his report to complimenting ladies who were attendance, "particularly so when they don such piquant colours."

1913 Woolwich Arsenal (h)
3-1 
(2-0)
Division One
P26, 26pts, 11th/20 
Stewart(16), Higgins(20), Hudspeth(60pen) 
Duncan(
?-1)
20,000 
This game marked the only appearance of goalkeeper Jack Alderson, who eventually played for England, following his move to Crystal Palace after the Great War.

1919 sunderland (h)
4-3
(2-3)
Wartime
Booth(34,78), Finlay(38), Hudspeth(51pen) 
Mordue(25pen,33,36)
18,000

1930 Clapton Orient (h)
3-1 
(1-1)
FA Cup 4th Round 
J.R.Richardson(7,71
,79) 
Mills(39)
48,141

17 year-old Jimmy Richardson grabbed a hat trick against the side that he would sign for some 17 years later.

Richardson was promoted to the side after Andy Cunningham sustained an eye injury against York City in the previous round.

1936 Sheffield Wednesday (a)
1-1 
(1-1)
FA Cup 4th Round 
Pearson(39) 
Dewar(37)
25,355
The Hillsborough crowd paid tribute to the recently-deceased King George V before kick-off, a band playing "Abide with Me" before a minute's silence.

The second tier Magpies were en route to a giant-killing, beating the top flight Owls 3-1 in the replay on Tyneside two days later.

1939 Cardiff City (h)
4-1 
(1-0)
FA Cup 3rd Round Replay
Mooney(30), Park(82),
Gordon(87), Clifton(90) 
Pugh(62)
44,649
Following a 0-0 draw at Ninian Park the previous Saturday, Second Division United avoided a giant-killing at the hands of their Third Division (South) opponents, thanks to three late goals as extra-time loomed.  

1947 Southampton (h)
3-1 
(1-0)
FA Cup 4th Round 
Wayman(50,59,88) 
Roper(11)
55,878
This all-Division Two tie was notable in that neither side was caught offside in the entire 90 minutes of play. 

By October of the same year, hat trick hero Charlie Wayman was a Saint, moving to Hampshire for a club record fee of £10,000.

1949 In preparation for the imminent arrival of George Robledo, reserve forward Andy Donaldson was offloaded to Middlesbrough.

1958 Scunthorpe & Lindsey United (h)
1-3 
(0-2)
FA Cup 4th Round 
Paterson(50) 
Haigh(45), Davis(50,75) 
39,234
After a snow-clearing effort, the SJP pitch passed an inspection at 1.45pm.

Supported by 3,000 travelling fans, the visitors had the ball in the Newcastle net midway through the first half, but Ron Waldock's effort was ruled out for offside.

Jack Haigh then got on the end of a corner to head past Ronnie Simpson and give the side from Division Three (North) the lead, just before the interval.

Bill Paterson then levelled soon after the restart, although The Iron claimed that their full back Jack Brownsword had cleared the ball before it crossed the line.

Eric Davis then put the visitors ahead just five minutes later with another header before the same player went on to seal the giant-killing.

Scunthorpe received the Sunday Pictorial Giantkillers Trophy for their exploits, but lost 0-1 at home to Liverpool in the next round.

1964 Middlesbrough (h)
4-3 
(3-3)
Friendly 
Burton(6), McGarry(28),  Thomas(31), Mahon(84)
Gibson(15,38), Peacock(25)
14,455
With a free Saturday caused by FA Cup exits to Brentford (Boro) and Bedford (United), the two sides met in this SJP kickabout - the hosts taking to the field in black and white shirts with broader stripes than previously.

Michael Mahon scored just days after joining United on amateur forms. The 19 year-old St. Cuthbert's Grammar Head Boy had been playing schools football and turning out for North Shields.

Better known as Mick, he went on to make 256 appearances for Port Vale, York City and Colchester United, scoring 57 goals. He also famously scored the goal for non-league Wimbledon that knocked top flight Burnley out of the FA Cup in 1975.

Team: Marshall, McKinney, Dalton, Anderson, Thompson, Iley, Burton, McGarry, Hilley, Thomas, Mahon.

1969 Manchester City (h)
0-0 
(0-0)
FA Cup 4th Round 
57,994
A clarty pitch did nothing to help Pop Robson impress the watching England boss Alf Ramsey, while John Craggs made a first team return after almost two years.

This draw meant that City and United would face each other three times in eight days: this Saturday FA Cup tie, the Wednesday replay at Maine Road and the First Division fixture in Manchester the next Saturday. 

To make matters worse, that third meeting would be abandoned before half time to due a flooded pitch; Newcastle returning to Maine Road yet again in early May.

1973 Former United player Stan Anderson announced he was stepping down as Middlesbrough manager.

1975 Walsall (a)
0-1 
(0-1)
FA Cup 4th Round 
Andrews(34)
19,998 
A fruitless trip to Fellows Park as a George Andrews header dashed hopes of an early Wembley return. 

An injury to John Tudor had seen rookie striker Paul Cannell handed an FA Cup debut against the Third Division Saddlers.

1995 Wimbledon (h)
2-1 
(1-0)
Premier League
P25, 45pts, 4th/22 
Fox(34), Kitson(51)
Ekoku(76) 
34,374 
A wet and windy night at SJP saw Keith Gillespie dazzle on his home debut to such an extent that his marker Alan Kimble was withdrawn by Joe Kinnear at half time. 

A nail-biting finale followed Ekoku's goal, with referee Mike Reed dubiously disallowing what would have been a late leveller from Elkins.

An incensed Vinnie Jones was later fined by the FA for swearing at Keegan in a tunnel bust-up which required police intervention.
Youtube footage is online here

1995 Future Newcastle midfield flop Georgios Georgiadis won his second full international cap for Greece, in a friendly against Cyprus.

1998 Stevenage Borough (a) 1-1 (1-1)
FA Cup 4th Round 
Shearer(3)
Grazioli(41)
8,040 
United were held by their Conference hosts at Broadhall Way, despite Alan Shearer marked his return from injury with an early header to put his side ahead.

Borough hit back and, after having one goal disallowed, tied the game before the break. 

A wobbly temporary stand behind one goal and a small terrace in front housed 2,100 away fans.

A pitch invasion at full time saw scuffles as a few Toon followers clashed with "home fans" clad in shirts including Manchester United & West Ham.
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1999 Newcastle reserves lost 1-2 to Scarborough at Seamer Road in a Central League Cup tie. Stuart Pearce netted.

2004
There was more African Nations Cup misery for Lomana LuaLua, the striker missing a host of chances as he captained DR Congo to a 1-2 defeat by Guinea. 

2005
Senegalese midfielder Amdy Faye was signed from Portsmouth for £2m - our third acquisition of the transfer window, coming after Babayaro and Boumsong.

Faye made it known via the United matchday programme that he preferred to be known as Amady. However, this never stuck and he continued to be known as Amdy after moving on to Charlton, Rangers, Stoke and Leeds.

2008 A forgettable day for Magpie Obafemi Martins and his Nigeria side, held 0-0 by Mali in an African Nations Cup tie staged in the Ghanaian city of Sekondi-Takoradi.

2010 Mike Williamson arrived on Tyneside but the on-off transfer of the Portsmouth defender still remained in the balance.

Meanwhile, former loan duo Marlon Harewood and Zurab Khizanishvili were ruled out of SJP returns, after the former was injured in training and the latter joined Reading.

2012 A Senegal side including Toon pair Papiss Cisse and Demba Ba were eliminated from the African Cup of Nation Finals at the group stage, beaten 2-1 by joint hosts Equatorial Guinea in Bata.

2013 Confirmation of Newcastle's fifth signing of the January window - and the fourth in as many days - came with the arrived of midfielder Moussa Sissoko from Toulouse. 

The 23 year-old French international agreed a six and a half year deal. Out of contract in the summer, a fee of £2m was mentioned.

2016 A young reserve side lost 1-3 to Derby County at Whitley Park, academy striker Lewis McNall scoring his first goal at this level.
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2017 An epic 4-3 derby victory in the FA Youth Cup saw Newcastle U18s take their place in the Sixth Round draw.

Lewis McNall, Owen Bailey and Adam Wilson netted at Eppleton Colliery Welfare but extra time was looming with the score at 3-3 when McNall added his second on 88 minutes.

2020 Oxford United (h)
0-0
(0-0)
FA Cup Fourth Round

52,221
The largest crowd to gather at SJP for an FA Cup tie since 1976 saw United appear in the Fifth Round draw for the first time in 14 seasons. 

However, the only United fans celebrating that outcome at full time were the 3,710 followers of League One Oxford up in Level 7; home supporters showing their displeasure at a 0-0 draw by booing the Magpies off.
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