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Released to excellent reviews, Dan Jackson's
recent book "The Northumbrians" attempts to capture and
explain the distinctiveness of our own region.
Our final stocks of
author-signed hardback copies can be ordered here
for £20 including free UK delivery.
thanks to Hurst Publishers, we have
an author signed
book to give away in a free competition.
To be in with a chance of winning it, send your answer to this question to
on Monday, November 25th.
world's first turbine-powered steamship was built on Tyneside in 1894 and now
resides in Newcastle Discovery Museum. What is it called?
Competition open to anyone on the planet but the winner must supply a UK
postal address. One entry each please, no age limit. Subject: Book.
the international break, Newcastle return to Premier League action away at
Aston Villa this coming Monday night, November 25th.
It's an 8pm start at Villa Park on Sky Sports
and all away section tickets have been sold.
Following victory at West Ham, United are looking to record consecutive
away successes in the PL for the first time since January 2018 (1-0 at Stoke
following 3-2 at West Ham).
NUFC: Sean Longstaff sits this one out as he serves the third
and final game of his suspension.
Speaking to the press on Thursday morning, Magpies boss Steve
Bruce confirmed that both Florian Lejeune and Fabian Schar were continuing to
train and in contention to play against Villa on Monday.
With Jamaal Lascelles already sidelined until next year due to injury, Ciaran
Clark is also a doubt to face his former side after picking up a knock while
on international duty with Ireland this week.
Bruce also confirmed that Matt Ritchie was no nearer a playing return with the
ankle problem that has plagued him since August requiring a further visit to
see a specialist in recent days.
Should Dwight Gayle feature for United, he'll no doubt receive a similar sort
of negative reception to that of former Villa boss Steve Bruce.
Gayle spent last season on loan at rivals West Bromwich Albion and netted
twice against Villa - the second of which came at Villa Park in the playoff
However the Baggies ended up losing that game 1-2 and Gayle was
dismissed - sitting out the second leg as Villa made it though to the playoff
final at Wembley.
matchday betting will appear here.
The calf injury which forced goalkeeper Jed Steer off in the early stages
of Villa's 1-2 loss at Wolves will sideline him until the end of 2019.
Steer was making his PL debut at Molineux, having been drafted in to replace
first-choice Tom Heaton after he pulled up in training with a calf problem -
and withdrew from the England squad.
Steer was replaced against Wolves by Orjan Nyland, who was also making his
However the 29 year-old Norwegian is no stranger to Villa Park, having made 23
starts last season in the Championship. He also lined up against our U23 side
there in Premier League 2 earlier this month.
Villa come into this game on the back of three successive defeats; 0-3 at
Manchester City, 1-2 at home to Liverpool and 1-2 at Wolves.
On home ground they've seen off Everton (2-0) and Brighton (2-0), were held by
West Ham (0-0) and Burnley (2-2) and beaten by Bournemouth and Jurgen Klopp's
side (both 1-2).
Overnight road closures should be listed
The following twitter accounts
are worth a look: @HighwaysNEAST
Referee: Lee Mason - first NUFC posting of the
season for the whistler from Lancashire. Mason's most recent game involving us
was the 3-2 home victory over Everton at SJP last March.
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This will be Newcastle's fourteenth successive Monday night game in the
Premier League to have been played away from St. James' Park.
Dec 2012 Wigan Athletic (h) won 3-0
Dec 2012 Fulham (a) lost 1-2
Aug 2013 Manchester City (a) lost 0-4
Sep 2013 Everton (a) lost 2-3
Apr 2014 Arsenal (a) lost 0-3
Sep 2014 Stoke City (a) lost 0-1
Apr 2015 Liverpool (a) lost 0-2
Sep 2015 West Ham (a) lost 0-2
Mar 2016 Leicester City (a) lost 0-1
Oct 2017 Burnley (a) lost 0-1
Apr 2018 Everton (a) lost 0-1
Nov 2018 Burnley (a) won 2-1
Feb 2019 Wolves (a) drew 1-1
Apr 2019 Arsenal (a) lost 0-2
Nov 2019 Aston Villa (a) tbc
Toon @ Villa Park - PL era:
2016/17 drew 1-1 og(Elphick) (Ch)
2015/16 drew 0-0
2014/15 drew 0-0
2013/14 won 2-1 Ben Arfa, Gouffran
2012/13 won 2-1 Cisse, Cabaye
2011/12 drew 1-1 Best
2010/11 lost 0-1
2008/09 lost 0-1
2007/08 lost 1-4 Owen
2006/07 lost 0-2
2005/06 won 2-1 Ameobi, N'Zogbia
2004/05 lost 2-4 Kluivert, O'Brien
2003/04 drew 0-0
2002/03 won 1-0 Shearer
2001/02 drew 1-1 Shearer
2000/01 drew 1-1 Solano
2000/01 lost 1-0 (FAC)
1999/00 won 1-0 Ferguson
1998/99 lost 0-1
1997/98 won 1-0 Batty
1996/97 drew 2-2 Shearer, Clark
1995/96 drew 1-1 Ferdinand
1994/95 won 2-0 Lee, Cole
1993/94 won 2-0 Allen (pen), Cole
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Benfica @ Benton
Looking to end a run of three successive
defeats, Newcastle's U23 side return to action on Friday evening, when they
begin their Premier League International Cup campaign against Benfica's B
It's a 7pm kick-off at Whitley Park and the usual reserve league entrance
arrangements apply: free to season ticket holders and members or else £3
adults and £1 concessions on the gate.
In the absence of a replacement for departed coach Neil Redfearn, the black
and whites are expected to be overseen again by Ben Dawson.
Along with ourselves and the Portuguese side, German outfit Hertha Berlin and
Blackburn Rovers comprise Group C, with each side playing the other once and
all games being played in England.
We're the only side yet to feature, with Benfica beating Hertha Berlin 2-1
back in September and the Germans defeating Blackburn 2-1 last
24 teams enter this competition - 12 domestic, 12 overseas - with six group
winners and the two best runners-up progressing to the knockout stages.
Now in its sixth season, this is only the second time that Newcastle have
opted to enter, their other involvement in 2017/18 ending in defeat at the
semi-final stage to eventual winners, Porto.
PS: This is the first of three games in eight days for Newcastle's
second string - all of which are in different competitions.
Following Friday's meeting with Benfica, United are back at Whitley Park on
Monday night (25th) for a Premier League 2 meeting with Stoke City (7pm).
And Friday week (29th) sees them return to Premier League Cup action, away at
Scunthorpe United. That's a 7pm start at what used to be referred to as
Glanford Park but now rejoices in the title of the Sands Venue Stadium.
Our Oatein competition has now closed
five entrants were randomly picked, each winning three boxes of Hype bars.
Spurs Cup test
United's U18 side return to action on
Saturday, when they face their Spurs counterparts in the Premier League
Kick-off at Little Benton is 11am and at stake is a place in the knockout
stages of the competition.
Neil Winskill's side have three points from their two games to date, following
a 2-3 defeat at Stoke and 3-1 home success against West Ham.
That leaves them top of the team group on goal difference ahead of this final
game, all four teams with three points apiece.
Only the six group winners are assured of a place in the last eight, with the
last two places taken up by the best two runners-up.
PS: Newcastle's FA Youth Cup Third Round
tie against Norwich City will be played Tuesday December 10th
at Carrow Road.
It's a 7pm start and admission is £3 adults and £1 concessions, with the
Wensum Area of the City Stand open. No advance tickets will be sold.
Clark v Dubravka
in Euro playoffs?
Following Tuesday night's final set of group stage games, 20 of the 24 sides
that will contest Euro 2020 next summer are now known as follows:
Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Finland,
France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Wales.
The remaining four places will be decided via play-offs involving no less than
16 countries. They consist of one-legged semi-finals on March 26th 2020 and
one-legged finals on March 31st 2020.
The Finals draw takes place on November 30th, with the playoff pairings
formally confirmed on Thursday, although some are known now:
Iceland v Hungary/Romania
Bulgaria/Israel v Israel/Hungary
Bosnia & Herzegovina v Northern Ireland
Slovakia v Republic of Ireland
Scotland v Bulgaria/Israel/Romania/Hungary
Norway v Serbia
Georgia v Belarus
North Macedonia v Kosovo
From a Magpie point of view, Fabian Schar
(Switzerland), Emil Krafth (Sweden) and Jetro Willems (Netherlands) are
possible participants in next summer's tournament.
The playoffs meanwhile promise to pit Ciaran Clark's Ireland against Martin Dubravka's
Slovakia in Bratislava or Trnava - with the winners of that set to meet either Bosnia
or Northern Ireland.
However due to the vagaries of UEFA's rules, it's still possible that the
pairings could be altered and Ireland and Slovakia not face each other at the
Martin Dubravka (Slovakia):
19.11.2019 Azerbaijan (h) won 2-0 ECQ
Needing to collect three points and hope that Wales and Hungary drew in order
to qualify for Euro2020 automatically, Slovakia kept their side of the bargain
but still ended up in the playoffs.
Dubravka played another 90 minutes in Trnava and recorded a clean sheet
without too much trouble.
16.11.2019 Croatia (a) lost 1-3 ECQ
The Newcastle completed the entire game in Rijeka, picking up a yellow card for his troubles.
Miguel Almiron (Paraguay):
19.11.2019 Saudi Arabia (a) drew 0-0 FR
Almiron retained his place in the starting lineup and completed the entire
game in Riyadh.
14.11.2019 Bulgaria (a) won 1-0 FR
Miggy netted for a second time in
three internationals. Booked on 85 minutes, he was then replaced four minutes later in Sofia.
DeAndre Yedlin (USA):
20.11.2019 Cuba (n) won 4-0 CNL
DeAndre started the game sporting a big-hair look - rather than plaits - and was substituted in the 59th minute. The US were already three up at that point at the Truman Bodden Stadium in George Town, Caymans. Half-time saw the sides troop off to dressing rooms seemingly in a different town....
15.11.2019 Canada (h) won 4-1 CNL
The Magpies defender appeared from the bench for the last four minutes in
Ciaran Clark (Ireland):
18.11.2019 Denmark (h) drew 1-1 ECQ
The Newcastle defender was a half time arrival from the bench for Mick
McCarthy's side, who were held by the Danes in Dublin.
14.11.2019 New Zealand (h) won 3-1 FR
Clark made his first international appearance on Thursday since a Nations League tie against
Wales back in September 2018.
He played the full 90 minutes of a 3-1 friendly victory over New Zealand in
National service II
Matty Longstaff (England U20s):
19.11.2019 Iceland U21s (h) won 3-0 FR
Our lad was in the starting XI at Adams Park - a venue he played at for
Newcastle U23s back in February 2018.
England won comfortably but Longstaff
wasn't on the scoresheet in his 72 minutes of action.
14.11.2019 Portugal (a) won 4-0 FR
Matty's first England outing was as a 72nd minute substitute in Agueda.
Joe White (England U18s):
18.11.2019 Czech Republic (n) won 1-0 FR
White won another cap on Monday, returning to England's starting lineup in
16.11.2019 Norway (n) drew 4-4 FR
Joe came off the bench in the last minute of another kickabout at the Pinatar
14.11.2019 Russia (n) won 5-2 FR
There was an international bow for midfielder Joe on Thursday at the Pinatar Arena in Spain.
Joe was named in the starting XI but didn't mark his debut by getting on the
scoresheet before being replaced on 72 minutes.
Oisin McEntee (Ireland U19s):
19.11.2019: Austria (a) lost 0-2 ECQ
A third start for McEntee, who retained the armband in Salzburg and was
substituted in the 90th minute of the match.
That meant a third place finish for Ireland in their qualifying group after
this week's trio of fixtures - missing out on qualification as a result.
16.11.2019 Gibraltar (n) won 13-0 ECQ
Oisin captained the side again in Straßwalchen and played the first half, by
which time his side were 4-0 up. They added another nine after the break.
14.11.2019 Switzerland (a) lost 1-2 ECQ
The Magpies defender led his side out in Salzburg and opened the scoring within two minutes of the first
Reduced to 10 men on 65 minutes with score at 1-1, the Irish then fell
behind before Oisin had a chance to level with seven minutes left. However he
was unable to keep his effort on target.
Updates on United's nine current loan players:
Elias Sorensen (Carlisle United):
Unable to force his way into the first team, our Danish striker got a start
for Carlisle reserves in Tuesday's Central League Cup game.
And Sorensen's 90 minute stint brought him a goal, shooting home to round off
a 4-0 victory away to Morecambe.
Nathan Harker (Blyth Spartans):
The goalkeeper returned to the starting lineup for Tuesday's National League
North visit to Boston United but couldn't prevent a 0-2 defeat.
Kelland Watts (Stevenage):
Having limped off through injury during the first FA Cup meeting with
Peterborough United, the young Magpie was missing from
the Stevenage squad for Tuesday's replay at London Road.
In his absence Posh ran out 2-0 winners.
Liam Gibson (Grimsby Town):
The Mariners bowed out of the FA Cup on Wednesday night, beaten 0-2 at
Newport County in their First Round replay. Liam played the full 90.
Rolando Aarons (Wycombe Wanderers):
And Wycombe's interest in the competition also ended on Wednesday, defeated
1-2 at home in extra time by Tranmere Rovers.
Rolando wasn't involved in the game, presumably due to injury - having played
in the first meeting of the sides and therefore cup-tied himself.
Jacob Murphy (Sheffield Wednesday):
West Bromwich Albion (a) Championship, Saturday.
Freddie Woodman (Swansea City):
Dan Barlaser (Rotherham United):
MK Dons (a) League
Achraf Lazaar (Cosenza)
Ascoli (a) Serie B, Sunday.
Following the success of the download
version, "Northern Goal" by local writer Mark Carruthers
is now available to buy in paperback via Amazon.
A celebration of this region's love affair with the FA Vase over four decades,
tales from the nine winning sides have been lovingly compiled.
The likes of Whitley Bay, Dunston UTS, North Shields,
Morpeth Town and Blue Star all feature.
Books cost £11.99 and can be ordered here
with profits shared between the Motor Neurone Disease Association and the If U
Care Share Foundation.
(the other) Wor Al
From The Guardian:
Philippe Albert, felt comfortable in Newcastle. ‘I came from the same
kind of world,’ he says.
“When we travelled back to Newcastle from London, we often had five or six
hours to kill on the coach. On the way Steve Watson used to bring videos and
Viz comics. Even if we didn’t understand everything, Kevin and the whole
team were always laughing. On the way back, before we got on the motorway,
Kevin used to stop the coach at a petrol station, go and buy some drinks out
of his own pocket and bring them back for the team: red wine, white wine,
lager, water, soft drinks. Then, when we passed a certain place on the M1, he
would buy us all fish and chips.”
Philippe Albert loved Kevin Keegan and not just because of the chips. As we
talk around his kitchen table at his house near Charleroi, Belgium, Albert
remains enchanted by the Englishman’s warmth and optimism, just as he was in
1994, when Keegan sold the central defender the dream of playing for Newcastle
“Keegan was a big part of why every
player came to Newcastle,” Albert says. “When you speak to him, you just
want one thing: to join the club. You don’t need to talk about money; he was
just so charismatic. As a kid, I would watch him on television playing for
Liverpool or Hamburg and a few years later I was playing under him. Keegan was
a world star. Even if I had played just six months under him, that would have
been the best time of my life. When I met him, I knew straight away.”
A graceful, goalscoring centre-back with a
moustache, Albert quickly became a cult hero on Tyneside, fitting perfectly
into the side that would become known as The Entertainers. He joined Newcastle
for £2.6m on his 27th birthday (nabbing the No 27 shirt) after some brilliant
performances at the 1994 World Cup, in which he helped Belgium to the knockout
stages with goals against the Netherlands and Germany. Keegan, moonlighting as
a BBC pundit at the tournament, was particularly impressed and a meeting in
Leeds – “to avoid the press” – was arranged. It took 15 minutes to
convince Albert to sign.
We talk a lot about Kevin. Even certain English words that Albert uses here,
first learned during those early days in Newcastle – “tremendous” and
“wow factor” – are straight out of Keegan’s lexicon: close your eyes
and you can hear the Englishman say them. The stories come pouring out of
Albert, small anecdotal ones that might not define Keegan’s tenure as
Newcastle manager but show how he cared and the lengths to which he went.
“We used to have three or four thousand
fans watching first-team training,” remembers Albert. “The people were
tremendous. Kevin was always the last one in to take a shower. If he had to
sign 800 autographs, he would do it. No names but I remember two players
wanted to leave straight after training. I remember Keegan grabbed them by the
neck and told them: ‘You go back. Sign for those people – they are paying
your wages.’ That’s Kevin.
If that was a pleasant surprise, Albert
was shocked to learn that Newcastle needed to report to St James’ Park only
90 minutes before a home game and, apart from an attacking philosophy, there
“wasn’t much tactical instruction. We were told to keep the ball, and the
players up front did the rest.
“Les [Ferdinand] was the best header of the ball I’ve seen. Better than
Alan Shearer. He would jump and just stay in the air, floating. Tino [Asprilla]
was also a great player. When he wanted to play, he could win a game by
himself. But when he didn’t want to play, it was like playing with 10 men.
That’s difficult in the Premier League. He was a funny guy: he might not
wake up for training, be 40 minutes late and then two days later would score a
hat-trick against Barcelona in the Champions League. He was different.”
Keegan put a premium on togetherness. “Once
a month, normally on a Monday night, we would go out for a meal, even the
reserves. Afterwards some players would go home, some would go out, mingle
with the fans maybe. Personally I always liked Martha’s Bar.”
Newcastle was a perfect fit for Albert.
The relaxed atmosphere and climate in the north-east suited him – he had
turned down offers from Juventus and Fiorentina on account of Italy being too
hot and the pre-season too long – and his own working-class upbringing
seemed to endear him to the locals.
“Day in, day out I would regularly just
go out in the streets, shopping with my wife,” says Albert. “I would talk
to people – that’s just how I was raised. People liked that, I think.
“I think this is why I settled very well in Newcastle. I came from the same
kind of world. My dad worked for 36 years in a metal factory, from 14 until 50
years of age. We had everything we wanted to be happy but not a lot of money.
We didn’t go on holidays, because it was impossible financially, but I had
no problem with this. It was a normal life.”
This is something Albert has tried to
continue. In 2001, shortly after finishing his football career at Fulham (with
Keegan) and then Charleroi, he took up work as a greengrocer at a fruit and
vegetable company, where he would work until 2012.
“I would prepare the produce for
customers. I did it for 11 years and didn’t touch the money I earned in my
football career. Up early, finishing late, that’s what I wanted: a normal
life. I’m very proud of it. Otherwise when you stop football, you do
nothing. You have no life.”
These days, alongside some TV punditry work in Belgium, he keeps busy by
mucking out horses and preparing the stables for his wife’s equestrian
business. He seems happy and fulfilled.
Albert’s house near Charleroi, coincidentally where Keegan’s England side
played during Euro 2000, is full of Newcastle memorabilia: an aerial shot of
St James’ Park is the centrepiece of his living room, a small figurine of
him wearing the black and white kit stands alongside family photos in the
There are plenty of winner’s medals on show, though none from his time with
Newcastle. One defeat, the 4-0 defeat by Manchester United in the 1996 Charity
Shield, sticks out for Albert.
“We were outplayed, hammered,” he
admits. “We had come back from Thailand and Japan in pre-season and honestly
we were very tired. Some of their players like Roy Keane were professional and
said nothing but some of the younger ones, they were taking the mickey,
In the dressing room afterwards Keegan
said nothing. But when they came to St James’ Park later that year, Kevin
just gave out the team sheet and said: ‘Remember Wembley.’ That was
enough: we went out there and won 5-0.”
That result, and particularly Albert’s audacious dink over Peter Schmeichel
for Newcastle’s fifth goal, remains arguably the best single moment of that
era for Newcastle fans. And moments like that matter, especially if there is
no trophy to celebrate.
“It was a good goal,” says Albert,
smiling. “After the match Keegan went around the dressing room shaking hands
with everybody. He was delighted. We were given the next day off.”
Ahead of our game at Aston Villa and
following on from successful visits to Spurs and West Ham, the
opportunity to complete a clean away sweep against those three clubs beckons
Of the 466 Premier League away games Newcastle have played, 115 have ended in
victory for the Magpies - of which no less than 27 came on visits to the
Villans, the Cockerels and the Hammers.
Spurs leads the way as our most successful away opponents with ten victories,
there have been nine at West Ham and eight to date at Villa.
In terms of doing the treble in one season, we're in with a chance of doing
this for the third time, after succeeding in both 1993/94 and 2013/14.
That first clean sweep began with our maiden PL away win anywhere, a 2-0
success at Villa when Malcolm Allen's spot kick and Andy Cole's effort rounded
off a memorable trip for Toon travellers.
Another grand day out came two months later when a Peter Beardsley brace
secured a 2-1 win at White Hart Lane. And the full house was secured in the
closing weeks of the season, when Rob Lee struck twice and Alex Mathie and
Andy Cole got one apiece in a 4-2 romp at the Boleyn Ground.
Fast forward 20 years and our next maximum point return from the three trips
began when Hatem Ben Arfa and Yoan Gouffran earned a 2-1 win in the West
Then came an incredible afternoon in North London, as Loic Remy put United
ahead and a superhuman effort from Tim Krul then secured a clean sheet.
The final part of the trilogy then saw more French resistance banish the
Hammers; Yohan Cabaye striking twice and Remy once in a 3-1
Fast forward to 2019 and after Joelinton's winner at Spurs and efforts from
messrs Clark, Fernandez and Shelvey at the London Stadium, opportunity knocks
once on Monday.
Rail have confirmed their plans for further upgrades to the East Coast Main
Line between London Kings Cross and Newcastle in 2020.
A further two complete shutdowns of Kings Cross are scheduled, on Saturday
Jan 25th & Sunday Jan 26th 2020 (FA Cup Fourth Round weekend) and Saturday
29th Feb & Sunday 1st Mar 2020 (Burnley home).
Five other weekends will see partial closure and reduced services running on
the ECML as follows:
Sat 4th Jan & Sun 5th Jan (FAC 3)
Sat 11th Jan & Sun 12th Jan (Wolves away)
Sat 18th Jan & Sun 19th Jan (Chelsea home)
Sat 8th Feb & Sun 9th Feb (Arsenal away tbc)*
Sat 15th & Sun 16th Feb (Arsenal away tbc)*
*winter break fixture, weekend to be played yet tbc
Further announcements regarding planned work after February 16th will follow,
with some or all of our visits to Crystal Palace, Southampton, Bournemouth,
Watford and Brighton likely to be affected.
Fixtures, Tickets etc.
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:
Matchdays: 9am-Half time
NUFC home age categories:
Young Adults: 18-21s
(NB: Away game age categories vary from club to club and do not follow
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?
Fri 22.11.2019 U23s v Benfica (Portugal) (h) @ Whitley
Park, 7pm. Premier League International Cup Group Stage.
Sat 23.11.2019 U18s v Spurs (h)
@ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League Cup Group Stage.
Mon 25.11.2019 U23s v Stoke City (h) @ Whitley
Park, 7pm. Premier League 2.
Mon 25.11.2019 Aston
@ Villa Park, 8pm. Premier League. SOLD
OUT. (Allocation: tbc). Live on
Fri 29.11.2019 U23s v Scunthorpe United (a) @
Glanford Park, 7pm. Premier League Cup Group Stage.
Sat 30.11.2019 U18s v Wolves (h)
@ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 30.11.2019 Manchester City (h)
@ SJP, 12.30pm. Premier League. Public sale now.
Thu 05.12.2019 Sheffield United (a)
@ Bramall Lane, 7.30pm. Premier League. SOLD
OUT. (Allocation: 2,865). Live on
Sat 07.12.2019 U23s v Reading (h) @ Whitley
Park, Noon. Premier League 2.
Sun 08.12.2019 Southampton (h)
@ SJP, 2pm. Premier League. Public sale
now. Cheapest tickets
Tue 10.12.2019 U18s v Norwich City (a)
@ Carrow Road, 7pm. FA Youth Cup Third Round.
Wed 11.12.2019 U23s v Hertha Berlin (Germany) (h) @ Whitley
Park, 7pm. Premier League International Cup Group Stage.
Sat 14.12.2019 U18s v Everton (a)
@ Finch Farm, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Note new date.
Sat 14.12.2019 Burnley (a)
@ Turf Moor, 3pm. Premier League. SOLD
OUT. (Allocation: 2,450 tbc).
Mon 16.12.2019 U23s v West Ham (a) @
Dagenham & Redbridge FC, 7pm. Premier League 2.
Fri 20.12.2019 U23s v Blackburn Rovers (h) @ Whitley
Park, 7pm. Premier League International Cup Group Stage.
Sat 21.12.2019 Crystal Palace
@ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. Public
sale now (online), Tue 26.11.2019 (in person, by phone). Cheapest tickets
Thu 26.12.2019 Manchester United (a)
@ Old Trafford, 5.30pm. Premier League. SOLD OUT. (Allocation: tbc). Live on
NUFC Live on TV:
Sheff Utd (a) 7.30pm
Thu 26.12.2019 Man Utd (a) 5.30pm
Wed 01.01.2020 Leicester City (h) 3pm BT
Sat 18.01.2020 Chelsea (h)
picks up to 23.01.2020 announced)
Toon Army America have listed Toon TV
venues in USA & Canada online
Live TV confirmation dates:
NB: these are all "approximate
Fri 13.12.2019 Feb 2020
Fri 24.01.2019 Mar 2020
Fri 21.02.2020 Apr 2020
Fri 03.04.2020 May 2020
Mon 11.05.2020 17.05.2020 (final game)
Next transfer window:
01.01.2020 to 11pm 31.01.2020.
United enter in Round 3 (draw will take place around the time of Round 2
R3 Sat 04.01.2020
R4 Sat 25.01.2020
R5 Wed 04.03.2020
R6 Sat 21.03.2020
SF Sat 18.04.2020
F Sat 23.05.2020
U23 Premier League Cup:
United play six fixtures in Group C:
04.10.2019 Hull City (a) won 1-0
08.11.2019 West Brom (h) lost 0-1
29.11.2019 Scunthorpe United (a) 7pm
17.01.2020 Hull City (h) 1pm
10.02.2020 West Brom (a) 7pm
21.02.2020 Scunthorpe United (h) 7pm
Eight group winners and eight second place finishers qualify for the
U23 Premier League International Cup:
United play three fixtures in Group C:
Benfica (h) 7pm
11.12.2019 Hertha Berlin (h) 7pm
20.12.2019 Blackburn Rovers (h) 7pm
Northumberland Senior Cup:
United enter at the Quarter Final stage.
22.01.2020 Newcastle Benfield v NUFC
Morpeth Town v Whitley Bay
North Shields v West Allotment Celtic
Bedlington Terriers v Blyth Spartans
(To be played by Sat 25.01.2020)
U18 Premier League Cup:
United play three fixtures in Group E:
28.09.2019 Stoke City (a) lost 2-3
West Ham (h) won 3-1
23.11.2019 Spurs (h) 11am
Six group winners and two runners-up (decided by total points, then goal
difference then head-to-head record) qualify to the quarter-finals.
FA Youth Cup:
United enter in Round 3.
R3 10.12.2019 Norwich City (a) 7pm
R4 by Sat 18.01.2020
R5 by Sat 08.02.2020
R6 by Sat 29.02.2020
SF by Sat 21.03.2020
F by Sat 25.04.2020
National League North side Gateshead
are offering a £5 discount to all NUFC season ticket holders on
the adult price of £15 for home league games. U16s £5, U12s free with paying adult.
Upcoming home league games:
Sat 07.12.2019 Alfreton (h) 3pm
Thu 26.12.2019 Blyth (h) 3pm
Other events @ SJP:
Sat 23.05.2020/Sun 24.05.2020
Rugby League Magic Weekend XIV.
Castleford v Catalans Dragons (5pm)
St Helens v Salford Red Devils (5.15pm)
Leeds Rhinos v Hull FC (7.30pm)
Huddersfield v Toronto Wolfpack (12.30pm)
Wigan Warriors v Warrington (2.45pm)
Wakefield Trinity v Hull KR (5pm)
Sat 23.10.2021 Opening ceremony and first game of Rugby League World
International Magpies |
National Service |
Euro 2020 Final tournament
A: Rome and Baku
B: Saint Petersburg and Copenhagen
C: Amsterdam and Bucharest
D: London and Glasgow
E: Bilbao and Dublin
F: Munich and Budapest
Coxy's Cockup Corner |
Whoops, He did it Again... |
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
|On This Day in History |
Born Or Died:
1983 Peter Ramage
a youngster, Peter was a centre forward and his initial trial at United as a
teenager came after scoring for Berwick Rangers.
However, he was persuaded to play at centre half and impressed sufficiently to
be given a place at Newcastle's Academy.
Rammy made his first team debut as a sub in the club's 100th European tie, a
4-0 home win over Olympiakos in March 2005.
He then started his first Premier League fixture later that season at full
back, in the intimidating setting of Old Trafford.
Appearing during the reigns of messrs Souness, Roeder and Allardyce, Peter was stretchered off while playing under the latter at the
smoggies in August 2007.
Offered a contract extension by Kevin Keegan, Peter opted to leave SJP on a
Bosman free in search of first team football - the last of his 69 appearances
coming at Everton in May 2008.
That season closer saw him replace Steven Taylor for the final seconds of the
game, before throwing his shirt to the away fans and departing amid a great
Rammy joined QPR and scored the first senior goal
of his career in a 1-1 draw with Blackpool at Loftus
Road in August 2009.
The following month saw him return to his former
home ground when the R's visited in the Championship,
but he remained on the bench as an unused substitute.
He did make it on to the field against us in the final game of that
season, but was red -carded in the fixture at Loftus Road.
And Peter's woes continued in the following campaign when he was sidelined with a
serious knee injury in September 2010.
A loan deal in August 2011 saw him join Championship
side Crystal Palace, where he played in the same Eagles
side as former Magpie colleague, Darren Ambrose.
Ramage returned to Loftus Road only to be loaned out again,
this time to Birmingham City until the end of the season
but was soon back at Selhurst Park.
Signing a one-year
deal for Palace in August 2012, he helped the Eagles
gain promotion back to the Premier League, scoring four times in the
Loaned to Barnsley for the 2013/14 season Peter returned to Oakwell on a three month loan during October 2014 -
and promptly netted on his second Tykes debut.
Returning from Barnsley in April 2015, he was
released by Palace soon after and joined Indian Premier
League side Kerala Blasters during August 2015.
Once that posting came to an end, January 2016 found Rammy back in England and
on trial at League One Coventry City.
Despite winning a contract though, he made only a handful of appearances before
being released that summer.
The final club of Peter's playing career would be Arizona United in the USA
(re-titled as Phoenix Rising while he was with them.)
Making 36 appearances and captaining the side, he returned to Tyneside in 2017
and coaching at Newcastle's Academy.
August 2018 saw him heading back stateside, becoming Assistant Coach at
1902 Grimsby Town (h)
P11, 11pts, 10th/18
Future Magpie Bill Appleyard appeared for the Mariners
and "played splendidly" in the opinion of
the Yorkshire Post correspondent.
1913 Liverpool (a)
P12, 11pts, 13th/20
1919 sunderland (a)
P14, 21pts, 1st/22
1924 Birmingham (h)
P16, 17pts, 6th/22
With United 1-0
ahead, referee JT Howcroft was struck on the back of the
head by the ball and "went down backwards like a
gun shot stricken man" according to one report.
Unable to continue, Howcroft's place was taken by one of
the linesman - the referee recovering sufficiently to
return for the second half.
1930 sunderland (a)
P15, 13pts, 14th/22
Eden(11,88), Conner(29,71), Gumey(79)
1947 Cardiff City (h)
P17, 23pts, 3rd/22
Milburn(1,?-1), Stobbart(2-1), Shackleton(?-1)
An opening goal from Milburn after ten seconds paved
the way for a comfortable win.
The crowd witnessed an exhibition of trickery from Shack including
attempts to play 1-2's with a corner flag and sitting on
the ball in the manner later emulated by Kenny Wharton.
1952 Manchester United
P16, 17pts, 10th/22
Our second visit to Old Trafford in as many months,
following an earlier 4-2 loss there in the Charity Shield.
1958 West Bromwich
P17, 19pts, 8th/22
A debut for John Mitten, son of manager Charlie
Mitten. Rather cruelly he was given the job of penalty
taker on his debut and missed one. It was the sixth
spot-kick miss of the season.
1965 Dinamo Moscow
(USSR) (h) 1-4 (1-3)
Sub-zero temperatures and snow on the pitch made the Russians feel at home as
they bossed this midweek kickabout.
Marshall, Craig (Clark 46), Burton, Moncur, McGrath, Iley,
Hilley, Suddick, Bennett, Penman (Robson 46), Napier.
1969 Coventry City (a)
P20, 20pts, 11th/22
Sandwiched between our Fairs Cup double header
against Porto was this poor display at Highfield
1975 Norwich City (a)
P17, 15pts, 13th/22
Geoff Nulty's brace made it four matches unbeaten at Carrow Road for United.
Cambridge United (h) 1-0
P15, 16pts, 13th/22
There was a debut for Gary Nicholson as United moved
to seventh spot in Division Two, thanks to John Bird's effort.
Wrexham hero was goalkeeper Dai Davies, who saved Alan
Shoulder's penalty. One fan staged a centre spot
sit-in and was led away to a chorus of boos.
1986 Chelsea (a)
P15, 11pts, 22nd/22
A magical afternoon that culminated for some of us in
a celebratory open top bus ride down Oxford Street to
serenade startled seasonal shoppers with the "Blaydon
Races". Drink had most definitely been taken.
footage is online here
Darren Huckerby travelled to Coventry City for talks after the two
clubs agreed a £1m fee. He quickly signed.
P11, 18pts, 10th/20
Two goals from John Barnes secured the points - one a rare headed goal from the former England
Manchester City (h)
P12, 16pts, 10th/20
Third time unlucky for Kevin Keegan as he and his
Manchester City side lost their third game in a row on
Tyneside, failing to find the net yet again.
P13, 13pts, 17th/20
Our record of eight defeats in a row at Stamford
mercifully ended, as JFK took his side there to grind out a point
and duly did so.
As we commented though, "this is
a tale of reduced circumstances, as we glorify in a 0-0 draw, having never crossed the halfway line in anger."
2010 Defender Mike Williamson was charged with
violent conduct following an incident involving Bolton's Johan Elmander in
the 1-5 thumping at the Reebok.
This came just days after a similar process was used to retrospectively
punish fellow Magpie Joey Barton for an indiscretion during the home game
against Blackburn Rovers.
The FA also confirmed that the red card shown to Fabricio Coloccini at the
Reebok would earn him a three match suspension.
lost their unbeaten league record for
the season with a 0-3 loss to the mackems,
Newcastle's second string conceded four goals without reply to Everton.
The game was played behind closed doors at Darsley Park,
sparing regular reserve watchers the pain of a thoroughly
NUFC.com match report
Maritimo (Portugal) (h) 1-1 (1-0)
Europa League GSM5
Despite failing to record the hoped-for victory,
Newcastle made it through to the Last 32 of the Europa League.
Sylvain Marveaux scored his first senior goal for the club but a late
leveller from substitute Fidelis knocked United off the top of the group - the same player almost winning it
in added time.
NUFC.com match report
Having provided the
opposition for the last game at their old ground six months earlier, a Magpies XI
returned to Consett as the Steelmen christened their new £3m
Belle View home.
Peter Beardsley turned out and Adam Campbell and Jamie Cobain scored for United
in a 2-1 win on the artificial pitch.
NUFC.com match report
Queen's Park Rangers (h) 1-0 (0-0)
P11, 16pts, 8th/20
Stand-in skipper Moussa
Sissoko's first home goal for almost a year was enough to give United a sixth successive win in all
NUFC.com match report