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Newcastle 4
Tottenham Hotspur 0
Premier League
St. James' Park
Saturday 13th April
Match report

The Never-Ending Tour

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Palace (a) SOLD OUT
Sheff U (h) Forwarding/resale/resale seats now
Burnley (a)
ST sale now, 80 points
Brighton (h) Member ballot closes Wed 17.04

Senior Cup date set

Following last week's postponement caused by a waterlogged pitch at Woodhorn Lane, a new date for the Northumberland Senior Cup semi-final between Ashington and Newcastle U21s has been agreed.

The Colliers will host the Magpies on Thursday May 2nd at 7.30pm. There's no provision for extra time or a replay; if the scores are level after 90 minutes then the tie will be settled by a penalty shootout.

Advance purchase tickets are valid for the new date. Anyone unable to make the rescheduled tie can apply for a refund via [email protected]

At stake is a trip to SJP in the final, against either Blyth Town or Newcastle Benfield. Their semi-final meeting is scheduled for Wednesday April 24th.

Good vibrations!

Newcastle  4  Spurs  0

Match report

Match footage

Latest PL results/fixture: 

Sat 13.04.2024:

Newcastle 4-0 Spurs
Brentford 2-0 Sheffield United
Burnley 1-1 Brighton & Hove Albion
Manchester City 5-1 Luton Town
Nottingham Forest 2-2 Wolves
Bournemouth 2-2 Manchester United

Sun 14.04.2024:

Liverpool 0-1 Crystal Palace
West Ham 0-2 Fulham
Arsenal 0-2 Aston Villa

Sun 15.04.2024:

Chelsea v Everton (8pm) Sky

Join Hall.....

Speaking to Chronicle scribe Lee Ryder following the 4-0 home win over Spurs, Lewis Hall confirmed that the terms switching his loan move from Chelsea to a permanent transfer had been met:  

"I am here now as a Newcastle player and I really enjoy it. The future looks really good for the club with so many young and talented players. It is going in the right direction."

"I played a lot of my early senior appearances at left-back or wing-back. But I like to be versatile and play in other positions if required.

"I used to be a midfielder when I was younger but wherever the gaffer wants me to play I will play."

The 19 year-old made his twelfth Premier League appearance as a Magpie on the day that victory for Newcastle confirmed they'd finish 14th or higher. 

The second stipulation that Hall to be named in 30 or more first team squads was also met, meaning that a £28m switch from Stamford Bridge is now locked in.

Cottagers on top

Newcastle U21s  1  Fulham U21s  3

Newcastle U21s returned to PL2 action on Saturday morning against Fulham at Whitley Park. 

Scoreless at the break, the pink-clad visitors went ahead on 62 minutes through Delano McCoy-Splatt, only for  Jamie Miley to immediately equalise with his first goal of the season.

Parity was fleeting however; Lemar Gordon restoring Fulham's lead on 80 minutes before Joshua King gave the final score a slightly lop-sided look by beating home custodian Jude Smith in the final seconds of normal time.

Team: J.Smith, Shahar (Brayson 74), Charlton, C.Thompson, Heffernan, McArthur, Turner-Cooke, J.Miley, De Bolle (Hackett 84), Al.Harrison, Diallo. Subs n/u: H.Powell, Palmer, Ai.Harris.

Booked: J.Miley

Crowd: 53

FFC: McNally, Tanton, Okkas, Amissah, McAvoy (Gordon 58), Dibley-Dias, Works (Osmand 46), McCoy-Splatt, Loupali-Bi (Araujo 58), King, Pajaziti.
Sub n/u: Underwood   

Booked: McAvoy, Tanton

Referee: Lauren Impey

PS: The U18s are in Premier League action this week, hosting Liverpool at Whitley Park on Tuesday night (16th). Kick-off is at 7pm.

Loan lads 

Isaac Hayden (QPR):
The R's conceded three goals without reply in the Championship at Hull City on Saturday, Hayden on the field for 73 minutes.

Jeff Hendrick (Sheffield Wednesday):
The Owls were held 1-1 by the Potters on Saturday at Hillsborough in the Championship, with Hendrick an unused replacement.

Ryan Fraser (Southampton): 
The Saints ran out 3-2 winners over Watford at St.Mary's in the Championship on Saturday. Ryan appeared as a 56th minute substitute and was yellow-carded.

Jamal Lewis (Watford):
The on-loan Magpie was fielded for the opening 61 minutes of a 2-3 loss at Southampton in the Championship on Saturday.

Harrison Ashby (Swansea City):
A single home success over Rotherham United in the Championship on Saturday was achieved without Ashby.

Kelland Watts (Wigan Athletic): 
Restored to the matchday squad, Kell was among the unused replacements as the Latics won 2-1 away to Lincoln City in League One on Saturday.

Matty Bondswell (Newport County):

There was no place for Matty in the Exiles squad on Saturday, as they lost 1-2 at home to Tranmere Rovers in League Two.

Dylan Stephenson (South Shields):

The Mariners went down by the odd goal in five at Tamworth in National League North on Saturday. Dylan completed the opening 70 minutes.

Michael Ndiweni (Annan Athletic):
A 4-2 home win over Cove Rangers in Scottish League One on Saturday saw Michael make the briefest of appearances, introduced from the bench in the fourth minute of time added on.

Yankuba Minteh (Feyenoord):

The Rotterdamers won 1-0 at Fortuna Sittard in the Eredivisie on Sunday, Minteh completing 67 minutes.

Garang Kuol (Volendam):

Our man is on international duty with Australia U23s and missed Friday's 0-4 Eredivisie loss at Excelsior.

Rodrigo Vilca (Vozdovac):
Radnicki Kragujevac (h) Serbian Super Liga, Monday. 


ST renewal / price increase confirmation

NUFC confirmed on Friday that the 2023/24 season ticket price increase will be repeated for 2024/25 season tickets: an average of 3.3% achieved by raising adult prices by 5% and freezing junior prices.

The renewal period has also been brought forward this year from June/July to April/May.

Individual match day prices weren't announced.

From NUFC, Friday:

Newcastle United can announce that the renewal process for 2024/25 season tickets will open on Tuesday, 23rd April.

Supporters will be able to renew their existing season tickets here until 5pm on Monday, 20th May. Season ticket holders who renew their ticket will also be able to enrol in soon-to-be-confirmed cup schemes.

The club has once again frozen prices for all junior categories, while thousands of supporters will continue to pay prices set during the 2011/12 season as part of a long-term price freeze deal.

Prices for all remaining season ticket categories will rise by 5%, ensuring a blended average price rise of 3.3% across St. James' Park.

The club has continued to invest in enhancing the matchday experience at St. James' Park, including adding licensed standing, improved concourses, new digital services and an exciting new fan zone - the St. James' STACK, presented by Sela - which is set to open this summer. Work to enhance stadium connectivity will also commence soon.

The club has also commissioned an ongoing comprehensive feasibility study with a leading global agency to explore what is possible in terms of expanding and enhancing the stadium in future.


The renewal process for existing season ticket holders will open at 10am on Tuesday, 23rd April and renewals should be completed online here

The deadline for season ticket renewals is 5pm on Monday, 20th May. For those wishing to pay by monthly Direct Debit, this will allow the first payment to be taken on Wednesday, 5th June, to allow for payment over nine months.

Season ticket prices for the 2024/25 season can be found here


Season tickets can be paid up front in full, or, for additional flexibility and convenience, via monthly direct debit. Instructions will be included during the renewal purchasing process.


Information on cup schemes will be confirmed at the point renewals open. Season ticket holders will be need to opt in to each cup scheme separately at the time of renewal. Those season ticket holders on long term price-freeze deals will need to log on to their account and opt in to each cup scheme they wish to join. The cup scheme opt-in period will open on Tuesday, 23rd April and close on Friday, 21st June, at 5pm.


During the renewal process, supporters will be able to buy or renew their Magpie Mover pass for transit to and from St. James' Park on home matchdays (subject to terms and conditions). Magpie Mover passes must be paid for in full by debit/credit card at the time of the transaction.



Our aim is to ensure that all enrolled season ticket holders can enjoy eligible matches from their existing season ticket seat.

However, for some domestic and/or European matches (subject to qualification), seating requirements in specific areas may result in your existing season ticket seat not being available.

Should this be the case, an alternative seat will be offered for affected matches.


Season ticket holders will once again be able to transfer tickets to eligible registered family members or friends if they are unable to attend a match. This will be supported by ID checks at St. James' Park.

Eligibility to access future rounds/finals of cup competitions will remain with the original season ticket holder.


All season ticket holders will need to download their digital season ticket once for the full season.

For cup matches, separate individual match tickets will need to be downloaded.

Sports Direct v NUFC 
- tribunal decision

Friday saw the Competition Appeal Tribunal rule that the Sports Direct claim against Newcastle United was insufficient to merit the granting of an injunction against the club.

The case will proceed to trial unless an alternative solution can be reached, with no delay to the June home kit launch permissible, regardless of whether said trial has taken place by then.

Sports Direct are challenging the club's plans to sell next season's shirts themselves and via retailer JD Sports - the latter gaining an exclusive licence. 

Earlier: details of next season's Adidas kit releases were mentioned during the tribunal, including a home kit launch on June 7th, the away kit in July and a third kit in August.

Figures disclosed during the tribunal also suggest that the Adidas production run is around 375,000 shirts.

Premier League: 
Midfielder commits

From NUFC, Thursday, a genuinely heartening piece of news despite the fact he's currently unavailable: 

Newcastle United are delighted to announce that Joelinton has signed a new long-term contract at St. James' Park.

The Brazilian midfielder joined the club from Hoffenheim in a then-club record deal in 2019 and has since amassed 179 appearances for the Magpies, scoring 25 goals.

Initially playing as a forward, the 27-year-old has been a revelation in a deeper box-to-box midfield role under head coach Eddie Howe and was a driving force last season as the club reached the Carabao Cup final and qualified for the UEFA Champions League.

In June 2023, Joelinton's club performances were rewarded with international recognition and he scored on his senior debut for Brazil in a 4-1 win against Guinea.

After agreeing a new deal with the Magpies, Joelinton said: "I feel great. I feel very happy and my family is happy. A lot of things have happened in my years here. I've learnt a lot and grown a lot, and for me to come here to Newcastle was the best decision of my career.

"I love playing for the club. I love the club, I love the fans. We had a lot of discussions and I always wanted to be here. I'm glad to continue and I hope to have success in the years to come."

Head coach Eddie Howe added: "This has been a big priority for us off the pitch and I'm absolutely delighted Joelinton has committed his future to the club.

"Joey is an exceptional player and person, and the love he has for the club is reciprocated by all of us here. He brings unique qualities to the group and undoubtedly makes us stronger.

"I'd like to thank everyone involved behind the scenes for bringing this to a swift and positive conclusion. We are all excited to see Joelinton in a Newcastle shirt for many years to come."

Premier League: 
Brighton (h) & Man U
(a) dates confirmed

The Premier League confirmed on Wednesday that
Newcastle's final home game of the season against Brighton isn't among the live TV picks and therefore remains a 3pm start on Saturday May 11th

Meanwhile our postponed PL visit to Manchester United will be staged on Wednesday May 15th with an 8pm kick-off, live on Sky Sports.

That leaves only confirmation of whether our final day visit to Brentford will be selected for live UK TV - although that would have no bearing on the kick-off, already set for 4pm on Sunday May 19th.

PS: That Brighton scheduling is bad news for any season ticket holders hoping to attend Gateshead's FA Trophy Final at Wembley on May 11th.

Hong Kong return
now confirmed

The annual Hong Kong Soccer Sevens competition returns between May 24th and 26th, with Newcastle United among the 16 teams participating.

The Magpies have won the event three times and are joined by defending champions Aston Villa, Brighton, Fulham, West Ham, Leicester City and Rangers.

PS: The veterans section of the Soccer Sevens will also run at the same time, with Wallsend Boys club defending their Masters crown.   

Yet another injury

Newcastle winger Trevan Sanusi has taken to social media to confirm that an unspecified injury has prematurely ended his first season at Gallowgate.

The fleet-footed 16 year-old was acquired from Birmingham City last September and promoted to the U21s two months later. He's gone on to net twice in his eight reserve appearances to date.  

Spotted training with the first team last month, Sanusi's omission from the United side for Friday's PL2 win over West Bromwich Albion prompted speculation of a call-up to the squad for our PL visit to Fulham.

Instead however, the England U17 international prospect faces a spell on the sidelines - hopefully nothing more than a temporary setback.

PS: fellow teenager Travis Hernes has also been missing in recent weeks since debuting at U21 level - another presumed victim of our injury curse.... 

NUST survey 

The 2024 Newcastle United Supporters Trust (NUST) survey is now online and members have until 7pm on Tuesday April 16th to complete theirs.

The survey seeks to capture views on home and away ticketing, atmosphere at home games and possible stadium redevelopment and relocation. There's also a section of NUST-related questions.

Results will play a part in guiding the future policy of the NUST - it's therefore in the collective interest to gauge the opinions of as many of the 13,000+ members as possible. It'll only take a few minutes. 
Surveys can be completed by clicking on a unique link sent out by email. Anyone members yet to receive a link should email [email protected]

PS: the survey is only open to current NUST members; anyone wishing to join online here

Country call for Kuol 

Currently on loan at Dutch league basement club Volendaam but struggling for pitch time there, United's Garang Kuol has unsurprisingly been released to answer a call-up by Australia's U23 side.

The Olyroos are one of 16 participants in the U23 Asian Cup finals staged in Qatar between April 15th and May 3rd. They are in Group D along with the host nation and will play their group games in Doha: 

Mon 15.04.2024 Jordan
Thu 18.04.2024 Indonesia
Sun 21.04.2024 Qatar

Kuol - who is joined by elder brother Alou in the squad - earned a call-up after helping Australia reach the final of the WAFF (West Asian Football Federation) Championships in Saudi Arabia last month.

The top three sides in the competition will earn a place in the Olympic Football tournament in Paris between July 24th and August 9th. The side that finishes fourth enters a qualification playoff.

Sandro D-Day 

The deadline for a response by Sandro Tonali to FA charges arising from multiple breaches of football betting rules was Friday (5th).

The Italian midfielder is currently suspended from all forms of football until August 27th 2024 - just under a fortnight after the next PL season kicks off. 

Crystal Palace (a) 

The Magpies are back in action on Wednesday week, April 24th, with a rescheduled Premier League meeting against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

It's a non-televised, 8pm start.

to follow

The threat of suspension has finally been lifted from Bruno Guimaraes. 

CPFC: to follow

UK TV: None

Overseas TV: 
to follow

UK Radio:
tbc (if any)




Magpies v Eagles @ Selhurst - all time:

2022/23 drew 0-0
2021/22 drew 1-1 Wilson
2020/21 won 2-0 Wilson, Joelinton
2019/20 lost 0-1
2018/19 drew 0-0
2017/18 drew 1-1 Diame
2015/16 lost 1-5 Cisse
2014/15 drew 1-1 Cisse
2014/15 won 3-2 (aet) Riviere 2, Dummett (LC)
2013/14 won 3-0 Cabaye, og(Gabbidon), Ben Arfa
2009/10 won 2-0 Nolan, Ryan Taylor
2004/05 won 2-0 Kluivert, Bellamy
1997/98 won 2-1 Tomasson, Ketsbaia
1994/95 won 1-0 Beardsley
1983/84 lost 1-3 Beardsley
1982/83 won 2-0 Waddle, Varadi
1981/82 won 2-1 Waddle, Mills
1978/79 lost 0-1
1972/73 drew 0-0 (AI)
1972/73 lost 1-2 Tudor
1971/72 lost 0-2
1970/71 lost 0-1
1969/70 won 3-0 Davies, Dyson, Robson
1964/65 drew 1-1 Cummings

Upcoming PL fixtures:

Sat 20.04.2024:
Luton Town v Brentford (3pm)
Sheffield United v Burnley (3pm)
Wolves v Arsenal (7.30pm) Sky

Sun 21.04.2024:
Everton v Nottingham Forest (1.30pm) Sky
Aston Villa v Bournemouth (3pm)
Crystal Palace v West Ham (3pm)
Fulham v Liverpool (4.30pm) Sky

Tue 23.04.2024:
Arsenal v Chelsea (8pm) TNT

Wed 24.04.2024:
Wolves v Bournemouth (7.45pm)
Crystal Palace v Newcastle (8pm)
Everton v Liverpool (8pm) Sky
Manchester United V Sheffield United (8pm)

Thu 25.04.2024:
Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester City (8pm) Sky

Tube etc: TfL status updates online here

disruption updates
online here

Centurion completes
Cottage conquest

Fulham  0  Newcastle  1  

Match action

Match report

Wor Bella winners

Following a successful tour of the region two years ago, Wor Bella returns to the stage in both London and Newcastle later this month.

Playwright Ed Waugh's work about the prolific female footballer Bella Reay runs at Clapham's Bread & Roses Theatre for three nights from Monday April 22nd, switching to Newcastle's Theatre Royal for a trio of shows over the following weekend.

More details/bookings online here

Ed's play centres on Bella's starring role for Blyth Spartans Ladies in the 1918 Munitionettes Cup final, played before an aggregate crowd of 22,000 fans at Gallowgate and Ayresome Park. 

We had a pair of tickets for each venue to give away and asked what the Palmers company of Jarrow that Bella also played for manufactured.

The answer was ships and correct answers were received and randomly selected from the following:

Newcastle winner: Paul White
London winner: Graham Hammonds

Toon down under

Newcastle have confirmed two post-season games in Australia, both to be staged as part of the Global Football Week in Melbourne.

United will face fellow Premier League side Spurs at the 95,000 seat Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Wednesday May 22nd at 7.45pm (local time). 

On Friday May 24th they'll move to the 53,000 capacity Marvel Stadium and face the A-League All Star Men. That's a 5.15pm kick-off, followed by a game between the A-League All Star Women and Arsenal Women at 8.05pm.

It's yet to be confirmed whether one or both of our games will be broadcast live in the UK.

Tickets available online here

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Season 2023/24

Digital ticketing FAQs here

ST home ticket transfer
info here

ST home ticket resale
info here

ST holders on long-term deals will have a price freeze for 2024/25 with standard pricing returning for 2025/26.  

Future STs:
No additional sale, none planned, no waiting list in operation.

 On public sale now; £37 adults, £20 U18s. Details here FAQs

SJP seating plan is here  

Away tickets: The PL £30 away ticket price cap for adults applies this season and also in 2024/25. A review is then scheduled.

Tue 16.04.2024 U18s v Liverpool (h)
@ Whitley Park, 7pm. U18 Premier League.

Fri 19.04.2024 U21s v Leeds United (h)
@ Whitley Park, 7pm. PL2. Note new date and KO time.

Sat 20.04.2024 U18s v Wolves (a) @ Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground, 11am. U18 Premier League. Note new date.

Tue 23.04.2024 ST renewals open, 10am.

Wed 24.04.2024 Crystal Palace (a)
@ Selhurst Park, 8pm. Premier League. SOLD OUT. Allocation: tbc. No live UK TV.

Fri 26.04.2024 U21s v Stoke City (a) @ bet365 Stadium, 7pm. PL2.

Sat 27.04.2024 U18s v Everton (a)
@ Finch Farm, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.

Sat 27.04.2024 Sheffield United (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. Forwarding/ resale/resale seats now. No live UK TV.

Mon 29.04.2024 U21s v Aston Villa (h)
@ SJP, 7pm. PL2. Note new date and venue.

Thu 02.05.2024 U21s v Ashington (a)
@ Woodhorn Lane, 7.30pm. Northumberland Senior Cup semi-final. Note new date.

Sat 04.05.2024 U18s v Leeds United (h)
@ Little Benton, Noon. U18 Premier League.

Sat 04.05.2024 Burnley (a)
@ Turf Moor, 3pm. Premier League. ST holder sale now, 80 points (next drop Mon 15.04.2024, 2pm. £30 adults, £27 seniors, £25 U22s, £20 U18s. Allocation: 2,300 tbc. No live UK TV.

Wed 08.05.2024 U18s v Boro (a)
@ Riverside Stadium, 7pm. U18 Premier League. Note new date and venue.

Sat 11.05.2024 Brighton & Hove Albion (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. Member  ballot closes Wed 17.04.2024, 10am. Forwarding/resale opens Fri 19.04.2024, 10am. Resale seats on sale from Mon 22.04.2024. No live UK TV.

Wed 15.05.2024 Manchester United (a)
@ Old Trafford, 8pm. Premier League. Ticket sale details awaited. Allocation: tbc. Live on Sky Sports.

Sun 19.05.2024 Brentford (a)
@ Gtech Community Stadium, 4pm. Premier League. Ticket sale details awaited. Allocation: tbc. Live TV tbc (if any).

Mon 20.05.2024 ST renewal deadline, 5pm.

NUFC live on TV:

Wed 15.05.2024 Man U (a) 8pm Sky

2024/25 PL season:

Fixture release: date tbc (in June)
Fri 16.08.2024 (at least one game)
Ends: Sun 25.05.2025 (all games)

(No games on Tue 24.12.2024) 

Northumberland Senior Cup SF:

02.05.2024 Ashington v NUFC U21s
24.04.2024 Blyth Town v Ncle Benfield

Other events @ SJP:

Fri 31.05.2024 England Women v France Women, 8pm, ECQ. General sale now.

Mon 03.06.2024
England v Bosnia & Hz, 7.45pm. Friendly.
General sale now.

Euro 2028 - date(s) awaited

International Magpies
National Service

International breaks:

Euro 2024 takes place in ten cities across Germany from 14.06.2024 to 14.07.2024.


Coxy's Corner

Whoops, He did it Again...

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

On This Day in History
15th April

Born Or Died:

1962 Bert-Jan Janssen born, Enschede, Netherlands. (1984)

During Newcastle's promotion from Division Two in 1983/84, a tip-off took them to the Netherlands and this striking prospect from lower league club SC Enschede.

Bert-Jan spent a week on trial with United during that season and seemed set to sign on a permanent basis in May 1984.

However no deal was done and the player instead joined Twente Enschede, debuting for them in September of that year and appearing frequently in midfield.

After two seasons at Twente and a spell at De Graafschap, Bert returned to SC Enschede and combined playing with managing a mens clothes shop in the Dutch city of Oldenzaal.

1981 Pablo Facundo Bonvin
born, Concepcion, Argentina.

Midfielder who was signed on a year-long loan from Boca Juniors in his homeland but failed to impress the powers-that-be at SJP sufficiently during his reserve team outings.

Rather than returning to Argentina though, Bonvin went on trial to Sheffield Wednesday and played 30 times for the Owls, scoring five goals in his season at Hillsborough.

Bonvin returned to Tyneside as part of the Wednesday reserve side in February 2002, scoring in a 1-1 draw at Kingston Park.

A return to Argentina with Boca was then followed by transfer to Argentinos Juniors, Quilmes, Argentinos Juniors, Platense and finally in Ecuador with Universidad Católica del Ecuador, where he retired in 2008.

1985 Death of Samuel Weaver, 76.

An FA Cup winner with Newcastle against Arsenal in 1932, Weaver scored at Highbury on his debut and netted against Aston Villa in his first SJP outing. 

1986 Sylvain Marveaux born, Vannes, France. (2011-16) 

Left-sided midfielder who signed a five year deal with Newcastle on a Bosman free in July 2011, following the expiration of his contract with French side, Rennes.

A former French U21 international, Marveaux joined Rennes since the age of 15 and made his first team debut in 2006. 

However, his last game for the club was against Brest in November 2010, after which it was decided that a groin injury that had sidelined him earlier that season would require surgery.

A mooted move to Liverpool in 2011 was claimed to have broken down amid concerns raised at a medical, but the player was adamant that no suitable contract could be agreed with the Anfield club.

Debuting in a pre-season friendly away to Kansas City in July 2011, Sylvain had his first taste of SJP when introduced at half time in the home game against Fiorentina.

However, that was called off just after the hour mark and Marveaux's Magpies career was to be similarly curtailed by November.

Making his competitive bow in the Carling Cup at Scunthorpe, Sylvain's senior starts were restricted to that competition and five brief Premier League substitute outings. 

Handed his first start for the visit of Everton to Tyneside on Bonfire night, he was forced off early in the second half and confirmed as requiring surgery on both hip and groin.

Treated at the Colorado clinic of Doctor Richard Steadman where Alan Shearer, Michael Owen and Craig Bellamy had all previously undergone procedures while at Newcastle, Marveaux had returned to light training by his 26th birthday.

He then appeared regularly in the Premier and Europa League for United and grabbed a goal in both competitions - at home against Maritimo and away to Arsenal.

However, the 2013/14 season saw Sylvain remain on the first team fringes following an apparent fallout with manager Alan Pardew.

Two Premier League starts, two more in the League Cup and eight substitute outings made it a disappointing campaign, with the creative midfield vacancy caused by the mid-season sale of Yohan Cabaye never entrusted to Marveaux.

Excluded from first team training and not selected for the club's pre-season tour of New Zealand, it came as no shock when French Ligue 1 side Guingamp completed a season-long loan deal for Sylvain.

Marveaux's contribution to 2015/16 amounted to four reserve appearances and a penalty in the U21 League Cup defeat at Everton.

He was released by the club in May 2016 and by July had joined FC Lorient. In January 2019 he was sent on loan to AS Nancy for the remainder of the season and scored five times in nine appearances.

He signed for USL Championship side Charlotte Independence in June 2021, joining his close friend Gabriel Obertan, but was released in December of that year.

He was last spotted playing for Gazelec Ajaccio in the seventh tier of French football.


What Else?

1893 West Bromwich Albion (h)
1-1,2-2,6-2), Crate(3-2), Collins(4-2), Wallace(5-2), Reay(7-2)
Ahead of their maiden season of League participation, Newcastle faced a number of top flight sides in practice matches.

Albion won the toss and opted to play down the substantial slope at Gallowgate with the wind in their favour, ending the first half a goal to the good.

However things were substantially different after the break, United setting about an Albion side who were described as "miserably poor" by one reporter present.

Team: Whitton, Jeffrey, Miller, Creilly, Graham, McKane, Reay Crate, Sorley, Collins, Wallace.

1895 Burton Wanderers (a)
Division Two
27pts, 10th/16 
Arthur Capes 3, Adrian Capes 4, Moore, Brown
Newcastle's heaviest-ever league defeat came in this final game of the season at Burton's Derby Turn ground - a short walk away from Albion's current home.

Ending their home programme with a 3-0 victory over Newton Heath the previous Saturday, United made just one change to their side at Burton the following Monday.

1896 Newcastle East End (h)
Wardrope (
1-2), Lennox(2-2,3-2)
McFarlane(0-1,0-2), Dean(3-3
Continuing to play in the Northern Alliance following the founding of United, East End were struggling financially and requested this friendly at SJP to raise funds.

Despite fine weather on the Wednesday evening in question though, a tiny crowd gathered.

Bottom of the Alliance, East End resigned from the league ahead of the following season.

Team: Henderson, Milne, Foyer, Miller, Graham, Stott, Lennox, McDonald, Thompson, Aitken, Wardrope.

1899 Sheffield Wednesday (a)
Division One
P33, 30pts, 13th/18 
1-1,3-1), Aitken(2-1)  
This was the last match played at The Owls' old Olive Grove ground (not far from Bramall Lane) and the meagre attendance and score did little to cheer up Wednesdayites. 

Worse was to come for the relegated Owls however, when news broke that City rivals United had won the FA Cup that afternoon at The Crystal Palace.

1905 Aston Villa (n)
FA Cup Final 
United's first-ever appearance in the FA Cup Final ended in disappointing fashion, as their hopes of a league and cup double quickly evaporated. 

After Harry Hampton had put the underdogs ahead, Jimmy Howie wasted an opportunity to grab an equaliser before half time.

And Villa scored again when Magpies 'keeper Jimmy Lawrence was unable to hold a shot and Hampton nipped in to net the rebound.  

This was Newcastle's first final appearance at the Crystal Palace - a venue that they were to visit on five occasions without ever once winning there. 

Draws against Barnsley in 1910 and Bradford 12 months proved to be their best results - with the cup win in a replay at Goodison and then lost at Old Trafford a year on. 

1911 Blackburn Rovers (h)
Division One
P37, 39pts, 6th/20 
Higgins(40) Stewart(47

R.Crompton(1-1pen), Latheron(67)
United striker Albert Shepherd - who had hit eight goals in the club's FA Cup run - was stretchered from the field following a 25th minute collision with the Rovers goalkeeper that badly damaged his right knee.

Not only would he miss the following week's final and subsequent replay, but also the whole of the next season.

1912 Hibernian (Scotland) (a)
Hibbert(30), Wilson(
2-2), Fleming(3-2,4-2)  
Fleming(20), Hendren(35) 
48 hours after drawing 1-1 with Liverpool at Gallowgate, United were at Easter Road for a Bank Holiday Monday kickabout.

Team: Sinclair, McCracken, Hudspeth, Willis, Low, Hay, Gibson, Stewart, Fleming, Hibbert, Neilson.

1922 West Bromwich Albion (h)
Division One
P38, 40pts, 10th/22 
), Mitchell(41) 
Losing 1-2 at home by Bradford 24 hours earlier, Newcastle made four changes to their side and bounced back to beat the Baggies. 

1927 Huddersfield Town (h) 1-0 (0-0)
Division One
P37, 51pts, 1st/22 
Hughie Gallacher's 34th league goal of the season saw off a Town side who had won the title in the previous three seasons and sat three points behind United in third before kick-off.

1933 Leeds United (a)
Division One
P37, 45pts, 4th/22 
Fowler(9,58), Mahon(19,54), Copping(40), Hydes(78) 
Beaten 0-6 at Chelsea a week earlier, Leeds returned to winning ways in some style at Elland Road. 

1938 Norwich City (h)
Division Two
P36, 33pts, 14th/22 
Relegation fears increased for Newcastle after a third successive defeat and they would take just four points from their last six games to avoid dropping into Division Two by the narrowest of margins.

1939 Bury (a)
Division Two
P40, 44pts, 9th/22 
Billy Pears debuted at right half, but was to make only one more senior appearance for United, before the outbreak of hostilities curtailed his promising career.

1949 Middlesbrough (h)
Division One
P37, 49pts, 2nd/22 
Victory saw United remain in second spot, but a failure to take maximum points from any of their final four games meant that they finished fourth.

1950 Arsenal (a)
Division One
P39, 44pts, 8th/22 
Hannah(30), G.Robledo(35) 
Goring(1,20,48), Lewis
Peter Goring helped himself to a treble at Highbury as the home side wore their FA Cup Final kit of orange shirts and white shorts.

1953 East Fife (Scotland) (h)
Mitchell(19,86), Mulgrew(60), Hannah(85)
United staged another midweek floodlit friendly against top-flight Scottish opposition, following visits from Celtic and Airdrieonians.

However, overcast conditions forced the Magpies to switch the lights on before the first half - having originally planned only to flick the switch at the interval.

Team: Simpson, Cowell, Batty, Stokoe, Woollard, Crowe, White, Mulgrew, Milburn, Hannah, Mitchell.

1959 Stoke City Reserves visited SJP in a Central League fixture and played out a 3-3 draw. 

Gordon Hughes, Ken Hale from the penalty spot and Alex Tait netted for United.


1960 Sheffield Wednesday (h) 3-3 (2-2)
Division One
P38, 42pts, 6th/22 
), White(43,46)
Fantham(37), Wilkinson(39)
Five goals in nine minutes, either side of half-time, entertained this Good Friday Bank Holiday crowd at SJP but having got in front for the first time, United allowed Wednesday to equalise late on.

1961 Blackpool (a)
Division One
P40, 28pts, 21st/22 
Parry(42), Charnley(80)
The Tangerines ended a three match losing run with the victory that ultimately saw them avoid relegation at Newcastle's expense by a solitary point.

They were aided in their quest by some poor goalkeeping from Dave Hollins, who allowed Ray Parry's shot to bounce into the net.

The hosts fielded both 18 year old Gordon West and 46 year-old Stanley Matthews. 

1963 Easter Monday saw 3,072 fans at SJP as Blyth Spartans and Ashington drew 1-1 in the Northumberland Senior Cup Final.

The two sides met again at Croft Park just over a month later, Blyth running out 1-0 winners on their own ground.

1968 West Bromwich Albion (a) 0-2 (0-2)
Division One
P38, 41pts, 8th/22 
Three days after the two sides had shared four goals at SJP, a brace from Tony 'Bomber; Brown at the Hawthorns gave Albion both points.

1974 Norwich City (h)
Division One
P38, 35pts, 18th/22 
The first of two stalemates against the Canaries within 48 hours, with a 1-1 draw at Carrow Road following.

1978 Arsenal (a)
(0-0) Division One
P38, 21pts, 21st/22 
Brady(75), Price(79)

Malcolm Macdonald failed to net against his former side at Highbury, not knowing that injury would mean he only had a handful of games left before being forced to retire.

1981 Blackburn Rovers (h) 0-0 (0-0)
Division Two 
P38, 39pts, 11th/22
United thought they'd got a late winner through Mick Harford only for referee Michael Lowe to bizarrely invoke a new rule of "standing in the goalkeeper's ground", defender David Barton the unwitting transgressor.

1989 Arsenal (a)
Division One 
P33, 29pts, 19th/20
A sunny day at Highbury was soon overshadowed by news of a major incident during the FA Cup Semi Final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest taking place at Sheffield's Hillsborough Stadium.

In pre-mobile phone days, those with radios began relaying claims of fatalities. News of the abandonment of the Semi Final was then relayed over the Highbury PA "due to crowd trouble", which triggered anti-Scouse chants, memories of Heysel in 1985 still fresh.    

Durham-born Brian Marwood scrambled home the only goal of the game late on to hand United a fourth successive defeat and virtually confirm our relegation.

The only visiting player to enjoy the occasion was former Gunner Kenny Sansom, warmly welcomed back to his old stamping ground. 

Sansom came close to opening the scoring with a shot that hit the goal frame and also had an effort disallowed at 0-0.

Youngster David Roche made his senior debut from the bench, while future Magpie coach Kevin Richardson was in the home XI.

The true scale of the Hillsborough disaster only became apparent after full time, with a first view of chilling TV footage bringing to mind scenes of crushing during Newcastle's visit to Spurs for an FA Cup tie in 1987.

Ex-Magpie Peter Beardsley was on the field at Hillsborough, with John Barnes and manager Kenny Dalglish subsequently following him to SJP.

A trio of Forest participants meanwhile would later join United:  Stuart Pearce plus loan duo Terry Wilson and Tommy Gaynor.

1992 The Reserves boosted their survival chances by defeating Bolton Wanderers 3-1 at SJP.

An own goal and Mick Quinn's brace put a strong line-up in the driving seat, aided by a 61st minute penalty save by Pavel Srnicek to deny Chic Charnley.

2000 Leicester City (h)
P33, 43pts, 11th/20
Cottee(7), Savage(52)
Martin O'Neill's Foxes made off with the points as Newcastle's post-Wembley semi-final comedown continued with a second league defeat in five days. match report

2003 Carl Cort sealed a 2-1 victory over Everton Reserves as United came from behind after an early Nick Chadwick goal. Robbie Elliott had equalised two minutes after the Toffees had taken the lead. match report

2004 Three first half goals beat Hartlepool Reserves at Whitley Park. Bradley Orr and Michael Bridges scored inside the first six minutes and Andy Ferrell got the third before the interval. match report

2006 Wigan Athletic
P34, 48pts, 9th/20
Shearer(28pen,66), Bramble(36)

Titus Bramble headed home against his future employers and although he didn't know it, the two goals scored by Alan Shearer were to be his final competitive strikes at SJP, in his last Premier League outing on home territory.

48 hours later Al's 206th goal for the club followed at the stadium of plight, before he sustained his career-ending injury. match report

2009 Newcastle confirmed that striker Nile Ranger had signed a new three and a half year contract at the club.

2015 Derby County's U21s won 2-0 at St. James' Park in a contest that ran true to form. The visitors had just won five on the trot - United hadn't won in four months. match report

2018 Arsenal (h)
Premier League
P33, 41pts, 10th/20
Perez(29), Ritchie(68)

Following ten unsuccessful attempts to overcome the Gunners at SJP (nine in the league), Newcastle deservedly did so - and  pretty much guaranteed Premier League football for another season in the process.

And as he had against Manchester United, Matt Ritchie netted to take another big scalp on the way to a top half finish.

Ritchie's future Magpie team mate Joe Willock made his Premier League bow for Arsenal. match report

2023 Aston Villa (a)
Premier League

P30, 56pts, 3rd/20
Ramsey(11), Watkins(64,83)
United's run of five successive victories was ended abruptly by a slick Villa side, who inflicted our fourth league loss of the season - and the first by more than two goals. match report