Glenn Roeder RIP
News broke on Sunday teatime that former Newcastle United player and
Manager Glenn Roeder had passed away, aged 65.
Confirming the sad news, the League Managers Association spoke of
"a long battle with a brain tumour."
Alan Shearer - who played for Roeder at SJP - tweeted "So
sad. A fantastic man"
while his NUFC assistant Nigel Pearson called him "a man with
incredible integrity, humility, warmth, humour and humanity."
Glenn arrived on Tyneside from QPR during United's successful
1983/84 promotion season and became club captain, making 219
appearances before leaving in 1989.
Later embarking on a coaching and managerial career, Roeder returned
to the Magpies as Academy Director during June 2005.
By the following February however, he was caretaker boss at SJP
following the departure of Graeme Souness.
Persuaded to take the post
permanently despite not holding the required UEFA Pro Licence, Roeder
steered the club to an Intertoto Cup place and then into the UEFA Cup,
giving Andy Carroll and Tim Krul their senior chance.
Glenn remained in charge until the final days of the 2006/07 season -
shortly before the arrival of a certain Mike Ashley.
Along with the likes of Rob Lee and Les Ferdinand, he was a "Southerner"
whose service to the club and affection for the region earned him genuine
respect from fans - making a mockery of lazy media stereotypes.
We mourn his passing.
Don't look down
A 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace on Sunday saw Fulham return to within three
points of Newcastle - and means that Steve Bruce's side could kick off next
Sunday in the bottom three for the first time since October 2019.
Fulham would edge ahead of the Magpies on goal difference were they to
defeat Spurs at Craven Cottage on Thursday.
Our next opponents West Bromwich Albion are also in action on Thursday, when
they host Everton.
Elsewhere on Sunday, a 4-0 home win for Spurs over Burnley ended the recent
Clarets mini-revival and damaged their goal difference.
Sean Dyche's side are also in midweek action this week, at home to
Leicester City on Wednesday night.
Current PL table - bottom
Latest PL results/fixtures:
Manchester City 2-1 West Ham
West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Brighton
Leeds United 0-1 Aston Villa
Newcastle 1-1 Wolves
Crystal Palace 0-0 Fulham
Leicester 1-3 Arsenal
Spurs 4-0 Burnley
Chelsea 0-0 Manchester United
Sheffield United 0-2 Liverpool
Everton v Southampton (8pm) Sky
Manchester City v Wolves (8pm) BT
Burnley v Leicester City (6pm) Sky
Sheffield Utd v Aston Villa (6pm) BT
Crystal Palace v Manchester United (8.15pm) Sky
Fulham v Spurs (6pm) BT
West Brom v Everton (6pm) Sky
Liverpool v Chelsea (8.15pm) Sky
Burnley v Arsenal (12.30pm) BT
Sheffield United v Southampton (3pm) Sky
Aston Villa v Wolves (5.30pm) Sky
Brighton v Leicester City (8pm) Sky
West Brom v Newcastle (Noon) Prime
Liverpool v Fulham (2pm) Sky
Manchester City v Manchester United (4.30pm) Sky
Spurs v Crystal Palace (7.15pm) Sky
Chelsea v Everton (6pm) BT
West Ham v Leeds (8pm) Sky
1 Wolves 1
For the fifth time in succession, the points were shared between
these two sides on Saturday as they scored a goal apiece - an
outcome that does little to alleviate the current state of fear
Leading through a Jamaal Lascelles header seven minutes after the
break, United's first stalemate in 11 games came when the recalled
Martin Dubravka faied to block a Ruben Neves header 17 minutes
before the end.
Losing the services of Javier Manquillo, Callum Wilson and Fabian
Schar during the last home game against Southampton, Steve Bruce
looked on as another trio of his players limped out of the action
Miguel Almiron failed to appear for the second half due to a knee
injury, Allan Saint-Maximin went off holding his groin just after
the hour and Emil Krafth was then unable to continue soon after due
to a shin problem.
Going into this game following back to back away defeats at Chelsea
and Manchester United, the black and whites began brightly and did
everything but score in the opening half hour.
Isaac Hayden headed at Rui Patricio and the visiting 'keeper made an
awkward block to deny Joelinton, but the clearest chance saw Almiron
drive into the box from the right before striking the base of the
far post with his 12th minute shot.
Saint-Maximin then knocked the ball into the unguarded net after Joe
Willock had seen his shot bounce back off Rui Patricio in the 24th
minute, but an offside flag correctly penalised the scorer.
At the other end, Dubravka was called into action when pushing Adama
Traore's 32nd minute headed onto a post and Wolves came more into
the contest from then on - the former Boro winger starting to tease
and torment right back Krafth.
Scoreless at the break, Ryan Fraser replaced the ailing Almiron and
took just seven minutes to send over a fine cross that Lascelles
rose to head down and in at the Gallowgate End - the move stemming
from Saint-Maximin's refusal to give up despite overwhelming odds on
the left hand side of the Wolves box.
Sadly though that was as good as it got, ASM's night ending
ten minutes later and his side momentarily a man short after
replacement Jacob Murphy sauntered on.
Newcastle struggled to retain possession from that point and thus
encouraged, Wolves broke down the right and Neto lost Jamal Lewis
before crossing for Neves to head beyond Dubravka - although he got
a hand to it.
The arrival of Ritchie seconds earlier and some confusion over
reshuffling the side looked costly - a situation not unlike that
which befell Jetro Willems at home to Arsenal in Bruce's first game.
Comments from Lascelles post-match backed up tonight's apparent lack
Without fashioning clear-cut chances, the visitors looked more
likely to find a winner but a golden opportunity was squandered by
United in the 81st minute.
Murphy jinked his way into the Wolves box from the right before
pulling the ball back to Joelinton on the penalty spot. His
first-time effort was towards the middle of the goal but had eluded
Rui Patricio - only to then glance off Romain Saiss as he ran behind
his own 'keeper.
Five minutes of additional time then saw Dubravka earn his side a
point, although replays showed that a block to deny substitute Fabio
Silva from close range was off his collar bone rather than a fist.
Had birthday boy Callum Wilson been fit enough to play tonight, his
side would surely have collected three points not one. In his
absence - and even before the latest crop of knocks - goalscoring
remains a worry.
Amidst the frustration of being unable to retain a lead and the
concerns over that mounting sick list, there were positives to be
taken from this overall display. Chances were at least made, if not
taken (although Willock will curse the fact he couldn't connect
properly with that first half chance before ASM's offside rebound).
The stark reality though is that there's now one less game in which
to collect one of the victories that we desperately require to
survive - and the pressure on Bruce & Co. has gone up another notch,
or several if the Almiron injury is as bad as first feared.
(On that particular subject, were the injury not too serious, but
sufficient to prevent Miggy from linking up with Paraguay in March,
then that would at least solve the looming quarantine issue).
Bruce's man management skills were also under scrutiny again here;
blaming Ritchie for the second half miscommunication and undermining
Dubravka on his return - having already acted poorly over Darlow's
dropping by telling press pals before the player.
Add that to the continual rumours swirling around about disputes
with squad members currently out of favour and it's a pretty
unedifying picture all round.
Sympathy won't keep us up and every relegated side has a hard luck
story. This remains a looming catastrophe; the stench of decay
lingers on - and our fate increasingly looks to be in the hands of
those around us, notably our former boss at the Hawthorns next
NUFC: Dubravka, Krafth (Ritchie 72), Lewis, Lascelles, Clark, Hayden,
Shelvey, Willock, Almiron (Fraser 46), Saint-Maximin (Murphy 63), Joelinton.
Subs n/u: Darlow,
Dummett, Hendrick, Gayle, S.Longstaff, Carroll.
Booked: Hayden, Clark
Goal: Lascelles 52
WWFC: Rui Patricio, Dendoncker, Coady, Saiss, Nelson Semedo (Hoever
Moutinho, Otto (Ait-Nouri 90+4), Neto, Traore, Da Silva (Fabio Silva
Subs n/u: Gibbs-White, Vitinha, Ruddy, Kilman, Otasowie (eight
Goal: Neves 73
Referee: Mike Dean - first game in charge of Newcastle for
the Tranmere devotee since a 1-0 home win over Manchester United in October
Previous to that was the 1-0 win at Spurs in the same season, preceded by
1-1 draw at Brighton and 2-2 draw at Bournemouth in the 2018/19 season.
We've not lost a game refereed by Dean since he dismissed DeAndre Yedlin as
Wolves won 2-1 at SJP in December 2018.
VAR: Kevin Friend
Crowd: behind closed doors
"We’re disappointed because we had the big chances. They had a
couple at the death but in the first half. We’ve had three wonderful chances
and then one with Joelinton with 10 minutes to go.
"It’s the same story, if you create chances but don’t take them, in
the Premier League you’ll get punished.
"We should stop the cross and I think the goalkeeper will think he
could have kept it out.
"He's made a great save at the end, but I know he'll be disappointed with
“I‘ve been quite pleased with how we’ve gone about our work. I’ve
enjoyed watching us play today but disruptions and injuries to our big
players is the biggest concern. For Miggy (Almiron) to be upset like
he is, we fear the worst.
"There’s still a long way to go.
"Everybody in the bottom half will be looking over their shoulder. It’s an
accumulation of points that matters so let’s take the positives."
Jamaal Lascelles scored his seventh PL goal for the club and like the
sixth, it came against Rui Patricio and Wolves at SJP.
That takes him level on seven with
Matt Ritchie and ex-Magpies Jonas Gutierrez, Carl Cort, Mark
Viduka and Stephen Glass.
Although he appeared in the FA Cup against Arsenal in January,
Martin Dubravka played his first Premier League game since the
season-closer at home to Liverpool in July 2020.
Home comforts? NUFC @ SJP 2020/21:
West Bromwich Albion
Crystal Palace lost 1-2
(last season score in brackets):
West Ham (drew 2-2)
Manchester City (drew 2-2)
Sheffield United (won 3-0)
Wolves in Toon - last 10:
2020/21 drew 1-1 Lascelles
2019/20 drew 1-1 Lascelles
2018/19 lost 1-2 Perez
2016/17 won 2-0 Ritchie, Gouffran (LC)
2016/17 lost 0-2
2011/12 drew 2-2 Cisse, Gutierrez
2010/11 won 4-1 Nolan, Shola Ameobi, Lovenkrands, Gutierrez
2003/04 drew 1-1 Bowyer
1992/93 won 2-1 Kelly 2
1991/92 lost 1-2 og(Madden)
fail Citizens' test
Manchester City U18s
4 Newcastle U18s 1
Saturday saw Newcastle U18s become the latest side to
succumb to a Manchester City side who remain unbeaten at home since
City had scored a total of 20 goals in their previous four outings
and by half time that had risen to 24.
Micah Hamilton took just four minutes to open the scoring before Tai
Sodje made it 2-0 in the 11th minute.
The hosts then struck again through Jadel Katongo on 45 minutes
before Hamilton collected his second and City's fourth in the second
minute of added time.
Magpies striker Dylan Stephenson reduced the arrears in the 57th
minute, but there was no further scoring.
Team: Thompson, Barclay, Nicholson, Midgley, Carlyon,
Stewart, Turner-Cooke (Miley 82), de Bolle (Huntley 72), Thomson,
Oliver, Stephenson (Harrison 62).
Subs n/u: Banda, Crossley.
Goal: Stephenson 57
The Shields Gazette report that
Newcastle midfielder Kyle Scott has flown to the USA, as he
attempts to complete a move to MLS side FC Cincinnati.
The 23 year-old signed a two year deal at Newcastle in July 2019,
but started just 10 of the 31 U23 League games the club played since
his arrival as a free agent - failing to register a competitive
Sidelined for part of his first season at United due to groin
problems, Scott recovered fitness but failed to make the transition
to the senior squad, claims of a loan move also failing to
With Southampton from an early age, he joined Chelsea's Academy aged
10 and made a first team debut for them in an FA Cup tie against
Hull City in 2018.
Representing England, Ireland and the USA in youth internationals,
Kyle spent part of the 2018/19 season on loan to Dutch side Telstar before being
released on his return to Stamford Bridge.
Newcastle's U23 side return to action on Monday, when they host
their Reading counterparts in Premier League 2 (1pm).
The Royals won the first meeting of the two sides earlier this
season 3-2, at their newly-opened Bearwood Park base.
From the Mail newspaper on Friday, a tale that anywhere else
would be remarkable - but at NUFC seems almost commonplace:
Newcastle United academy director Joe Joyce has been stood
down from the role after his wife raised a dispute with the club
over the treatment of their son.
Joyce, 59, is one of the club's
longest-serving employees after 15 years as head of the youth set-up.
First-team coach Steve Harper has
been placed in interim charge of the academy, meaning that under-fire
Magpies boss Steve Bruce has lost his services.
Joyce's son, Sam, was an under-18s player in the academy before his
release in 2019. The 20-year-old midfielder is now enrolled on a soccer
scholarship in the United States.
However, it is understood that his
mother brought a dispute against Newcastle after the recurrence of an injury
suffered while Sam was playing for the club. Sportsmail has been told she
believes the treatment of that injury on Newcastle's watch was not
There is also an issue over her son's
academic education while in the academy. It is thought legal action has been
Joyce has been temporarily removed from his position and his club phone has
been switched off this week. It is not known if he supports his wife's
claims. Newcastle did not comment.
Harper, the former goalkeeper who spent
20 years as a player, has relocated to the club's academy base and is no
longer assisting Bruce. He would be in line to take the job on a permanent
basis were Joyce not to return.
That would safeguard his future at Newcastle - with Bruce's own position
under threat amid a run of 12 defeats in 16 matches.
The FA confirm that this season's Youth Cup competition has been
reinstated, after the current pandemic caused fixtures to be suspended in
At that point Newcastle United U18s had already qualified for the Fourth
Round of the competition, thanks to a penalty shootout success at
The young Magpies will now host the winners of the delayed Third Round tie
between Leeds United and MK Dons - now due to be played by March 20th.
That Fourth Round tie is due to be staged on or before April 3rd, with
subsequent rounds as usual through to a one-legged Final on or before May
PL fan return -
Update 2: A further scenario now presents itself, according
to The Times - namely leaving the penultimate (37th) round of
games alone but delaying the 36th Round until the midweek following
Kell on target
That 36th round of games is presently scheduled in midweek on or
around May 12th - and is seemingly favoured to be pushed back a week
by TV companies, rather than having a PL-free weekend with only the
FA Cup Final.
In Newcastle's case that would see a claimed 10,000 fans return to
SJP for the visit of champions-elect Manchester City.
Update 1: Thursday brought interesting claims that in order to
give every PL club the opportunity to stage a home game in front of
fans, the penultimate round of fixtures could be moved from the
weekend of May 15th to the following midweek.
Earlier: Governmental plans to exit lockdown revealed on Monday suggest
that limited crowds could return to sporting events from Monday May
That would theoretically allow Newcastle's closing game of the
season at Fulham the following Sunday (23rd) to be played with 25%
capacity present - around 5,000 if Craven Cottage is still
Our final home game against Sheffield United is due to be played on
May 15th - before crowds are permitted - but would be rescheduled
were the Blades to be in FA Cup Final action that weekend.
PS: It's unclear whether the Premier League will allow crowds
to return this season, with the question of "sporting integrity"
raised in some quarters.
That centres on whether the clubs playing at home on the final day
are perceived to have any advantage by the presence of their own
There is some merit in that viewpoint, but it wasn't a consideration
when the tier-based lockdown before Christmas left some clubs able
to host fans while others played on behind closed doors.
Current movements of our six loanees:
Kelland Watts (Plymouth Argyle)
Defender Kell kept his place as the Pilgrims faced Lincoln City at
Home Park in League One on Saturday.
And he took just three minutes to shoot home to register his third
senior goal in all competitions this season.
Watts completed the full 90 minutes of what turned out to be a 4-3
Freddie Woodman (Swansea City)
The Magpies custodian was between the posts on Saturday as the Jacks
hosted Bristol City in the Championship.
However the new manager bounce saw the Robins run out 3-1 winners,
giving Nigel Pearson an instant response.
'Pools beat Barnet 1-0 at home in the National League on Saturday
teatime, with birthday boy Lewis in the starting line-up and playing
the entire game.
Eibar were held 1-1 at bottom-placed side Huesca in La Liga on
Saturday, with Muto coming off the bench in the 70th minute.
Florian Lejeune (Deportivo Alaves)
Real Osasuna took all three points from their visit to Alaves in La Liga on Saturday
thanks to a 1-0 win,
with Lejeune retaining his spot in the starting XI.
Sunday saw Almere defeated 0-2 at home by Eerste Divisie leaders Cambuur.
Striker Elias arrived as an 83rd minute substitute with the score
1 PCP 0
From the BBC, Friday:
A businesswoman who sued Barclays for hundreds of millions of pounds
has lost her High Court battle.
Amanda Staveley, 47, said her private equity firm, PCP Capital, was
owed money for work during the financial crisis.
Barclays raised billions of pounds during the crisis from Middle East
backers, helping it avoid a UK government bailout.
The court also heard about complaints about the behaviour of bank
Barclays welcomed the decision, but Ms Staveley said immediately after
the ruling that she was considering an appeal.
She said: "In spite of Barclays' efforts to question my character and
credentials, the court has recognised my abilities as a businesswoman and
the truth of my account of events.
"The judgment confirms what I have said from the outset and repeated
in my evidence; a senior executive at Barclays repeatedly lied to me when
seeking private investment in the bank during the 2008 financial crisis.
"The evidence at trial was clear and unequivocal; PCP was an investor
in the transaction and played an integral role in the capital raising, which
ultimately prevented the bank from being nationalised
She added that she would be "taking advice on appealing the judge's decision
not to award damages."
The financier had claimed Barclays concealed the terms of its complex
fundraising, rather than disclose them to the financial markets as was
However, Mr Justice Waksman, who heard evidence at a trial in London
during the summer of 2020, criticised Barclays, saying he "found Barclays to
be guilty of serious deceit towards it [PCP]".
He praised Ms Staveley's character, describing her as "the driving
force of PCP" and as a "tough, clever and creative entrepreneur" but said
her claim "as a whole must fail".
The judge said: "Barclays contends that, in general, Ms Staveley was
thoroughly unreliable, her evidence was inconsistent with documents, she had
a flawed recollection and she was guilty of 'obvious embellishment and
"I do not accept that as a general characterisation so that she was
essentially an untruthful or unreliable witness."
He added: "I thought that, for the most part, her evidence was
PCP's lawyers had told the judge that an initial damages claim was for
a sum between £1.6bn and £400m. But that was scaled back over the course of
the trial to amounts between around £830m and around £600m.
Old boy joins Union
Scottish international Stuart Findlay has become the latest
former Magpie to make a switch to the USA.
The 25 year-old defender has left Kilmarnock for an undisclosed fee
after agreeing an initial two year contract with MLS side
Signed by United following his release by Celtic in 2016, Stuart
made his senior bow in an FA Cup Third Round replay at home to
Birmingham City the following January.
That proved to be his only game as a Magpie and following a loan
spell with Kilmarnock the following season, he made a permanent
switch to Rugby Park when his Magpies deal expired in 2018.
Two fingers of
This latest effort from Wor Flags was unfurled outside
SJP on Thursday night.
Belated confirmation of Newcastle's Premier League home game against
Aston Villa has now arrived as follows:
Fri 12.03.2021 Aston Villa (h) 8pm BT
3 Newcastle 1
3 West Brom U23s 2
Update: speaking ahead of Sunday's visit to Old Trafford,
Steve Bruce said of Miggy:
"We sincerely hope he won’t
have to miss any games for us. I think we’re going to have to be
guided by the Premier League and what they suggest and say. It’s a
ludicrous situation really, although we are aware that they are
World Cup qualifiers.
"It’s that awful balancing act, but we
are in a worldwide pandemic and we’ll be guided by the authorities. We’ll
look to the Premier League and try to get assurances from them over what is
actually required and what is not.”
The resumption of international football in March brings with it
renewed fears of COVID transmission - and contingencies in order to try and
Amongst that is a FIFA exemption rule that allows clubs to prevent players
from honouring national team call-ups, if they would then be subject to an
extended period of quarantine on their return.
Amongst a clutch of Premier League players facing the situation is
Miguel Almiron, with Paraguay scheduled to play World Cup qualifies away
to Chile and at home to Colombia in late March.
Both countries are on the UK Government "red list" of countries that require
a 10 night quarantine to be observed - with no exemption for elite sports.
The issue has been raised among PL clubs with the proposal of a joint
move that would see them all invoke the regulation.
Were Miggy to link up with Paraguay though, he'd potentially miss our
first two games after the international break: away to Burnley and home to
PS: The situation regarding other PL players travelling for
internationals is less clear and complicated by various European countries
setting different parameters - a situation that saw some European club ties moved to alternative venues.
Newcastle players potentially leaving the UK on international duty in
late March include Jamal Lewis (to Italy), Ciaran Clark & Jeff Hendrick (to
Serbia), (Emile Krafth to Sweden & Kosovo), Ryan Fraser (to Israel) and
Martin Dubravka (to Cyprus & Slovakia).
Steve Bruce's side come up against
former Magpie boss Sam Allardyce and his Baggies at The Hawthorns on
Sunday week, March 7th.
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WBAFC: Albion beat Brighton 1-0 at home on Saturday and face
Everton at the Hawthorns on Thursday night, ahead of our visit on Sunday.
Since exiting from Tyneside in
January 2008, hippo head has lost just two of the 12 games he's faced
with various sides against Newcastle:
2008/09 Blackburn (a) lost 0-3
2010/11 Blackburn (h) lost 1-2
2012/13 West Ham (h) lost 0-1
2012/13 West Ham (a) drew 0-0
2013/14 West Ham (h) drew 0-0
2013/14 West Ham (a) won 3-1
2014/15 West Ham (a) lost 0-1
2014/15 West Ham (h) won 2-0
2015/16 mackems (a) lost 0-3
2015/16 mackems (h) drew 1-1
2017/18 Everton (h) lost 0-1
2017/18 Everton (a) lost 0-1
Magpies @ Throstles - last
2019/20 Won 3-2 Almiron 2, Lazaro (FAC)
2017/18 Drew 2-2 Clark, og(Evans)
2015/16 Lost 0-1
2014/15 Won 2-0 Perez, Coloccini
2013/14 Lost 0-1
2012/13 Drew 1-1 Gouffran
2011/12 Won 3-1 Cisse 2, Ben Arfa
2010/11 Lost 1-3 Lovenkrands
2009/10 Lost 2-4 Carroll 2 (FAC)
2009/10 Drew 1-1 Duff
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The club's latest update regarding season ticket can be read
The contents of that raised as many questions as answers and the
Newcastle United Supporters Trust (NUST) sought to provide some
Around 18,000 fans on the long term deals have been paying
throughout the COVID pandemic, and this latest round of
refunds/credit comes following the clubs' commitment to offer a
refund or credit in three stages throughout the 2020/21 season.
Fans on the long term deals should have received the following email
explaining to them what group applies to them:
Group 1 - Claimed neither refund
Your 2021-22 season ticket is currently paid for in full, and you have
a further 5 games account credit to use against future ticket purchases.
Your next Direct Debit payment will not be until March 2022, so you will not
receive a mandate from us next month.
Group 2 - Claimed 2019-20 refund only
Your 2021-22 season ticket is currently paid for in full. You have no
outstanding account credit to use from 2019-20. Your next Direct Debit
payment will not be until March 2022, so you will not receive a mandate from
us next month.
Group 3 - Claimed Cycle 1 refund only
Your 2021-22 season ticket balance left to pay is the same as the
amount of the refund you received in Cycle 1, your Direct Debit payment(s)
will start in March 2021 and you will receive a Direct Debit mandate from us
this month. You still have 5 games account credit to use from 2019-20.
Unless you opted in to use your 2019-20 account credit towards your
2021-22 season ticket in which case your ticket is currently paid for in
full. Your next Direct Debit payment will not be until March 2022.
Group 4 - Claimed both refunds
Your 2021-22 season ticket balance left to pay is the same as the
amount of the refund you received in Cycle 1, and you have no outstanding
account credit to use from 2019-20. Your Direct Debit payment(s) will start
in March 2021 and you will receive a Direct Debit mandate from us this
*Please note, if you have also changed age band or seating category,
your season ticket payments will also be amended to reflect this.
All of the above could change depending on your decision on future
The Cycle 2 refund application window to cover the eight games in
December, January and February will open later this week followed, at the
end of the season, by Cycle 3 which will cover the final six games.
If you opt to receive a refund in Cycle 2 then you will be required to make
payment towards your 2021-22 season ticket, or to increase the amount you
will have been paying. This will also apply if you take a refund in Cycle 3.
If this applies to you we will be in touch following the closure of each
refund application window to confirm any changes and future payment dates.
Future direct debit payments
Fans who have taken refunds throughout the process will have received, or
will be receiving, their direct debit notice for the 2021/22 season. If you
took credit, you won’t receive anything as your season ticket is now paid
for next season.
There was some confusion as fans who claimed the first refund have been
receiving direct debit notices with much lower amounts than what they are
used to paying.
Following a quick clarification with NUFC, they explained that because fans
still have money inside the club, the amount owed will be less than normal.
If fans continue to take refunds in Stages 2 and 3 then the monthly payment
will continue to rise in order to level out the payments owed on your season
For example, if you have received a direct debit notice of £10 per month,
this will remain the case if you decide to take credit for the next two
stages, if you decide to continue to apply for a refund then this amount
will rise in order to meet with the amount owed for the 2021/22 season.
Fans placed in wrong group
We have heard of some instances where fans have been placed in the wrong
group, for example the club say they have claimed a refund when they
haven’t. We would advise those in this situation to contact the club ASAP on
Fans who claimed credit in 2019/20
There have also been many questions from fans about whether they can now
claim a refund for the money they claimed as credit for the 5 games owed to
fans from the 2019/20 season. Again, please contact the club on this one,
It is our firm belief that fans wanting to claim a refund on that money
should be able to, and shouldn’t have to wait until season 2022/23 to see
Fans who missed Stage 1 refunds
For fans who missed the communication about the Stage 1 refunds in October
2020, the club are willing to process refunds if you contact them on
For any further queries about your individual payments, again please
contact the club. We have been assured the club are more than willing to
help everyone through this situation.
For those that have asked, the deadline for cancelling your season ticket is
February 28th if you are on the 10 year deal.
Stage 3 of the refund process will commence once the season has finished.
Let’s hope by then we are discussing plans to return to St James’ Park.
We’d like to thank everyone who has been in touch with us with their
concerns about their individual circumstance, if you have any further
concerns then please contact us on
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12.01.2021 Premier League CEO Richard Masters confirmed that
arbitration was ongoing and his organisation wished"to
have the matter resolved in a timely manner."
09.01.2021 NUFC QC Nick De Marco attended the Arsenal v NUFC FA
Cup tie and tweeted that he'd met NUFC officials beforehand.
07.01.2021 NCSL failed to get a response from Johnson, but did
take part in a Zoom Call with a House of Commons official.
30.12.2020 NCSL wrote to Prime Minister Boris Johnson regarding
the proposed takeover and a lack of progress.
23.12.2020 NCSL confirmed they had received a letter
from the PL claiming that it was they who had leaked arbitration
information - and threatening legal action.
19.11.2020 NUFC confirmed that it had issued arbitration
proceedings against the EPL with no time scale on a resolution.
NCSL confirmed that their QC, Robert O’Donoghue was reviewing the
EPL's response to their letter.
27.10.2020 The PL received a "Letter Before Action" from
"Newcastle Consortium Supporters Ltd" seeking a ruling
from The Competition Appeal Tribunal over a possible regulatory
breach by the PL during the PCP takeover.
14.09.2020 QCs Nick De Marco and Shaheed Fatima of Blackstone
Chambers confirmed that they were acting for Newcastle United
against the PL.
Their involvement comes at the instigation of lawyers acting for
Mike Ashley following the breakdown of the PCP takeover.