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From the BBC, Tuesday - we always knew he was
a wrong 'un.....
The man who scored the winning goal when
Hereford United famously knocked Newcastle out of the FA Cup in 1972 has been
jailed for money laundering.
Ricky George, 72, was sentenced to
two years and his son Adam, 40, has also been jailed, for 15 months.
The fraud involved the sale of a house
without the knowledge or consent of the owner, Hertfordshire Constabulary say.
Adam George, 40, of Burleigh Road, St
Albans received £120,000 into a business account from his father, Richard
George, of Hadley Grove, Barnet who were both found guilty.
The money was then laundered through his
own bank account and that of his father and Jogi, his father's friend.
When the buyer of the house found out he
had been a victim of fraud and had lost £250,000, he had a heart attack,
police say, from which he has "thankfully" recovered.
George will always be known as the man who
scored "the other goal" in that famous FA Cup third round replay win
for non-league Hereford United over Newcastle United in January 1972.
The goal that lives longest in the memory
- and gets far more regularly shown - was Hereford's equaliser, Ronnie
Radford's 35-yard rocket.
It was almost half an hour later before
George had his own moment of fame, when he turned in the box to angle home a
low right-foot shot across Newcastle keeper Willie McFaul.
Newcastle enter what remains known as the
Carabao Cup at the Second Round stage, when the winners of 35 First Round ties
below are joined by 15 Premier League sides not involved in European
The Second Round draw will take place on Thursday evening (live on Sky) and it's anticipated that it will again be divided into Northern and Southern
sections, with PL sides seeded so that they avoid each other.
Given the confusion of last season's draw though, anything is possible with
Should a tie be drawn after 90 minutes, no extra time will be played and a
penalty shootout will be staged in order to determine the winning side.
Blackpool 3-1 Barnsley
Carlisle United 1-5 Blackburn Rovers
Crewe Alexandra 1-1 Fleetwood Town (3-4 pens)
Grimsby Town 0-2 Rochdale
Leeds United 2-1 Bolton Wanderers
Macclesfield Town 1-1 Bradford City (4-2 pens)
Mansfield Town 6-1 Accrington Stanley
Middlesbrough 3-3 Notts County (4-3 pens)
Nottingham Forest 1-1 Bury (10-9 pens)
Oldham Athletic 0-2 Derby County
Port Vale 0-4 Lincoln City
Preston North End 3-1 Morecambe
Rotherham United 3-1 Wigan Athletic
Scunthorpe United 1-2 Doncaster Rovers
Sheffield United 1-1 Hull City (4-5 pens)
Shrewsbury Town 1-2 Burton Albion
Bristol City 0-1 Plymouth Argyle
Bristol Rovers 2-1 Crawley Town
Cambridge United 1-4 Newport County
Cheltenham Town 2-2 Colchester United (6-5 pens)
Exeter City 1-1 Ipswich Town (4-2 pens)
Millwall 0-0 Gillingham (3-1 pens)
MK Dons 3-0 Charlton Athletic
Norwich City 3-1 Stevenage
Oxford United 2-0 Coventry City
Portsmouth 1-2 AFC Wimbledon
QPR 2-0 Peterborough United
Reading 2-0 Birmingham City
Southend United 2-4 Brentford
Swindon Town 0-1 Forest Green Rovers
Tranmere Rovers v Walsall
West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Luton Town
Wycombe Wanderers 1-1 Northampton (7-6 pens)
Yeovil Town 0-1 Aston Villa Sky
mackems v Sheffield Wednesday Sky
West Brom U23s 1 Newcastle U23s 1
the shortest pre-season fixture programme we can recall (one public friendly
and another couple of obscure and low-key kickabouts), United's U23s returned
to competitive action on Monday.
Ben Dawson's side faced their Albion counterparts behind closed
doors at the Baggies Palm training ground on the outskirts of Walsall.
Falling behind to an eighth minute effort from Nathan Ferguson (although the
WBA reporter gave it as an own goal), Newcastle trailed 0-1 at the interval.
Introducing new signing Rosaire Longelo for the second half, the winger took
just four minutes to make an impact - feeding the ball to Owen Bailey, whose
pass across the box was turned in by Callum Roberts.
The Magpies second string open up their home campaign on Monday week (20th)
against the mackems at SJP (7pm).
Woodman, Sterry, Bailey, O’Connor,
Gibson (Cass 89), Barlaser, Watts, Roberts, S. Longstaff, Fernandez (Longelo 46),
Charman (Sorensen 71).
Huuhtanen, M. Longstaff.
WBA: Palmer, Meredith, Harmon (Dyce 86), Wilding, Ferguson, Healy, Soule, Brown,
Morton, Azaz, Clayton-Phillips.
Subs n/u: Hose, Tulloch, Rogers,
No less than 23 players who featured
at this level last season have now
left the club but the starting XI still has a familiar look to it.
Freddie Woodman, Sean Longstaff, Victor Fernandez, Callum Roberts and Jamie
Sterry all featured for the senior side in pre-season - right back Sterry one
of several options available to Rafa Benitez if DeAndre Yedlin's knee injury
is as serious as feared.
Liam Gibson is set for a first competitive outing since May 2017, having
endured further treatment for colitis and there's a first U23 start for
Kelland Watts, whose last pitch action was for England U19s in
Winger Rosaire Longelo makes
the bench following his recent signing but fellow new arrival Yannick Toure
isn't included and there's no sign of either Rolando Aarons or Achraf Lazaar.
Newcastle did the double over the Baggies
in Premier League 2 Division Two
last season, following up an
early 4-0 victory in the West Midlands with a 2-0 success at Whitley Park.
The hosts completed last season bottom of the table with
just nine points from 21 games (we were second bottom with 20).
Dwight Gayle (West Bromwich Albion)
The striker was an unused substitute on Tuesday, as Albion won 1-0 at home to
Luton Town in the League Cup.
Jack Colback (Nottingham Forest)
Remaining on the bench, midfielder Jack looked on as Forest were held 1-1 by
Bury at the City Ground in the League Cup on Tuesday - eventually progressing
10-9 in the penalty shootout that followed.
Josef Yarney (Morecambe)
A second Shrimpers outing for the defender brought a second defeat on Tuesday,
Morecambe beaten 1-3 away at Preston North End in the League Cup.
Saturday sees United venture to South Wales for a 12.30pm kick-off at
Cardiff City Stadium that will be televised live by Sky Sports.
Coral match betting will appear here
NUFC: Florian Lejeune
is a long-term absentee while news on the severity of the knee injury suffered
by DeAndre Yedlin against Spurs is awaited.
you're looking for a pre-match venue in Cardiff, the Pontcanna Inn is
1.2 miles away from the ground and open from 10am for drink (8am for food) with
free parking more
Gunnarsson is sidelined and Kenneth Zohore is doubtful.
Warnock's Bluebirds began life back in the Premier League on Saturday with a
0-2 loss at Bournemouth.
Ineligible to play against his parent club was Harry Arter but he's
expected to face United. Fellow new boy Victor Camarasa may make his City
debut, while Josh Murphy (brother of Jacob) could be promoted from the bench to
the starting lineup.
Referee: Craig Pawson
- the South Yorkshire whistler found his red card at the weekend in the Wolves
v Everton game. His last Toon outing was the 1-0 home victory over Manchester
United back in February.
UK TV: Live
on Sky Sports
going to Wales, The Ware Rooms on Carliol Square will
the game on their big screen TVs with food
and drink offers as follows:
pints for the duration of the game.
Kronenbourg 1664 & Woodpecker Bottles £1.50
Pizza & a pint for £7
Massive Nachos £3
Bacon Baps & Hot Dogs £1.50
Two Dine for £10
The Ware Rooms are at 17 Carliol Square NE1 6UQ - 5 minutes walk from
both Monument and Manors Metro.
Overseas TV: To follow
Local Radio: Live on BBC Radio Newcastle
Latest PL fixtures:
Cardiff City v Newcastle (12.30pm) Sky
Everton v Southampton (3pm)
Leicester City v Wolves (3pm)
Spurs v Fulham (3pm)
West Ham v Bournemouth (3pm)
Chelsea v Arsenal (5.30pm) BT
Burnley v Watford (1.30pm)
Manchester City v Huddersfield Town (1.30pm) Sky
Brighton v Manchester United (4pm) Sky
Crystal Palace v Liverpool (8pm) Sky
NUFC v Warnock teams on the road:
2016/17 Cardiff City won 2-0
2014/15 Crystal Palace won 3-2 (LC)
2011/12 QPR drew 0-0
2009/10 QPR won 1-0
2009/10 Crystal Palace won 2-0
2006/07 Sheffield United won 2-1
1992/93 Notts County won 2-0
1990/91 Notts County lost 0-3
Magpies @ Bluebirds - last 10
2016/17 won 2-0 Atsu, Hayden
2013/14 won 2-1 Remy 2
2009/10 won 1-0 Coloccini
1983/84 won 2-0 Keegan, Beardsley
1981/82 won 4-0 Varadi 3, Davies(pen)
1980/81 lost 0-1
1979/80 drew 1-1 Shinton
1978/79 lost 1-2 Connolly
1964/65 drew 1-1 Cummings
1963/64 drew 2-2 Cummings, McGarry(pen)
Newcastle 1 Tottenham 2
report is online here
News outlets in Turkey reported on Monday that Henri Saivet
had now arrived in the country, as the midfielder nears a departure from SJP.
However earlier claims of a permanent deal for the
27 year-old have disappeared and instead, another loan move is on the cards,
this time to Bursaspor.
As an aside, it's also claimed that on Bursaspor's wish list before the
Turkish transfer window closes at the end of the month is alleged striker
Seydou Doumbia - formerly of this parish.
spent the second half of last season on loan at fellow Super Lig side
Sivasspor, having previously been farmed out to French club St. Etienne.
However, neither side showed any inclination to buy him.
The player cost United £5m when signed from
Bordeaux during the January 2016 transfer window and has three years remaining
on his Magpies contract.
Senegal international Saivet made the last of his eight senior appearances in a
black and white shirt during the FA Cup defeat at Chelsea back in January.
His departure leaves Rolando Aarons and Achraf Lazaar as the last two
senior players omitted from United's current first team squad but still at the
PS: Also heading to the Turkish Super Lig is striker Islam Slimani,
who has joined Fenerbahce.
The 30 year-old Algerian spent five months on loan at United from Leicester
City earlier this year and has now made a season-long move to the Istanbul
U18 Cup draw
draw for the U18 Premier League Cup took place on Monday, with
Newcastle's youngsters selected in Group F along with Manchester United,
Norwich City and reigning champions Chelsea.
Each side faces the other once and details of the fixtures are still awaited,
with the following dates set aside for games to be played:
24 teams enter the competition, with the initial stage seeing six group
winners and the two best runners-up advance to the knockout section.
Introduced last season, Dave Watson's young Magpies lost 2-3 to Brighton on
Tyneside before winning 2-1 away to Blackburn. A 1-2 defeat away to eventual
champions Chelsea then ended their involvement.
of Monday's U23 season opener away to West Bromwich Albion, United have
confirmed the signing of striker Yannick Toure and winger Rosaire
year-old Swiss youth international Yannick (above) arrives with a prolific
scoring record for former club Young Boys Berne.
Toure was born in Senegal and is now a free agent after his Young Boys
contract expired, meaning that United had to pay only an undisclosed
meanwhile (above) is an 18 year-old wide player
who was free agent following the expiration of his contract at West Ham over
Longelo - whose younger brother Manny remains with the Hammers - was the
un-named trialist who played for Newcastle U23s in their friendly at Barrow
last month, showing a good turn of pace when deployed down both wings.
Eligible to play for DR Congo through his parents, Rosaire spent time on trial
at both Norwich City and Boro in the closing weeks of last season but has now
signed an initial one year contract with the Magpies.
City U18s 6 Newcastle U18s 0
having won 5-2 there last season, United's
U18 side were massive underdogs in their opening league game of the season at
City on Saturday.
And sadly that's how it worked out, with the hosts taking just eight minutes
to ruin any hopes that Magpies 'keeper Dan Langley had of a clean sheet.
Full back Alpha Diounkou claimed
the opener but whether he intended to cross or shoot is unclear.
That lead was then doubled midway through the first half when D’Margio
Wright-Phillips (son of Shaun) centred for Lewis Fiorini to confidently head
The Newcastle defence made it to half time without further incident, but
within seconds of the resumption had allowed Wright-Phillips to score from a
It then became the Henri Ogunby show, as the Bolton-born forward bagged a hat
trick within half an hour, firing home in the 48, 65 and 74th minutes.
Dave Watson's side will hope for better when West Bromwich Albion visit
Tyneside next Saturday - the Baggies without a game on opening weekend.
Team: Langley, Barrett, Gamblin, Allen, Swailes, McEntee, Reed, Young,
Cole, Joyce, Kasinga.
Subs n/u: Rounsfell, Brown, Ebanks, Scott, Brannen.
Some dates for your diary:
Thu 06.09.2018 to Sat 15.09.2018 various venues.
Ed Waugh's latest play, "The Great Joe Wilson" will be
performed at Darlington, Whitley Bay, Gateshead, Stanley and South Shields more
Thu 06.09.2018 John Beresford talk-in, @ Hillheads, Whitley Bay
FC. £10 from the Seahorse Bar or WBFC club shop on home matchdays.
Kevin Keegan talk-in
at Marriott Hotel Gosforth Park, in aid of Beacon Hill School. Bookings via
0191 234 1666 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thu 01.11.2018 Fairs Club talk-in at King Street Social Club
North Shields. Recalling the 1969 semi-final against Rangers, along with
players from both sides. Tickets £10 from Harry Watson on 07985 198222.
Fixtures, Tickets etc.
The new ticket website is now live and existing
users need to re-register. Do that online here
and read their FAQs here.
Magpie Movers are on sale now to 2018/19 ST holders here,
priced £30 (no discounts).
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: 0844
(7p per minute plus network charge)
* 0044 870 444 1892
Online Box Office is here
sale dates are here
SJP seating plan is here
On the opening day of ticket sales, they begin at 10am.
If advance notice of a points reduction for away tickets has been given,
that will also happen 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 three-season Premier League £30 away ticket price cap scheme concludes at the end of the
Heading to the Toon?
League Cup Second Round draw @ 7pm. Live on Sky Sports.
Sat 18.08.2018 U18s v West Bromwich Albion (h) @
Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 18.08.2018 Cardiff City (a) @ Cardiff City Stadium, 12.30pm.
Premier League. Public sale now.
£30 adults, £26 60+ years, £21 16-21 years, £16 U16s. Allocation:
2,900 tbc. Live on Sky Sports.
v mackems (h) @ SJP, 7pm. Premier League 2.
Sat 25.08.2018 U18s
v mackems (a) @ academy of plight, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sun 26.08.2018 Chelsea (h) @ SJP, 4pm. Premier League. Public sale
now (online), Fri
17.08.2018 (in person/by phone). Live on Sky Sports.
Sat 01.09.2018 U18s
v Wolves (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 01.09.2018 U23s
v Reading (h) @ Whitley Park, Noon. Premier League 2.
Manchester City (a) @ Etihad Stadium, 5.30pm.
Premier League. ST holder sale now, 0 points.
£30 adults, £23 OAPs / 16-21 years, £18 U18s. Allocation: tbc. Live on
v Doncaster Rovers (a) @ Keepmoat Stadium, 7pm. CheckaTrade Trophy.
£5 adults/ concessions, £1 U17s. East Stand only open.
Fri 14.09.2018 U23s
v Southampton (h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm. Premier League 2.
v Liverpool (a) @ Kirkby Academy, 1pm. U18 Premier League.
Sat 15.09.2018 Arsenal
@ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. Club
advertised that member sale was from Tue 14.08.2018, but they didn't
appeat online then.
Public sale Tue 21.08.2018 (online), Tue 28.08.2018 (in person/by phone).
Live TV confirmation dates:
these are all "approximate dates"
Fri 12.10.2018 December & January
Wed 12.12.2018 February
Fri 25.01.2019 March
Fri 22.02.2019 April
Fri 05.04.2019 May
NUFC Live on TV:
Cardiff (a) 12.30pm
Chelsea (h) 4pm
Man City (a) 5.30pm*
Sat 06.10.2018 Man United (a) 5.30pm*
Mon 26.11.2018 Burnley (a) 8pm
All on Sky except *BT
(TV picks up to 26.11.2018 announced)
League Cup (aka Carabao Cup):
United enter in Round 2.
R2 Tue 28/Wed 29.08.2018
R3 Tue 25/Wed 26.09.2018
R4 Tue 30/Wed 31.10.2018
R5 Tue 18/Wed 19.12.2018
SF1 Tue 08/Wed 09.01.2019
SF2 Tue 22/Wed 23.01.2019
F Sun 24.02.2019
United enter in Round 3 - draw date tbc
R3 Sat 05.01.2019
R4 Sat 26.01.2019
R5 Sat 16.02.2019
R6 Sat 16.03.2019
SF Sat 06.04.2019
F Sat 18.05.2019
United enter in the First Round and were drawn in Group G along with
Doncaster Rovers, Grimsby Town and Notts County:
Tue 04.09.2018 Doncaster R (a) 7pm
Tue 09.10.2018 Notts C (a) 7.45pm
Tue 13.11.2018 Grimsby T (a) 7.45pm
FA Youth Cup:
United enter in Round 3 - draw date tbc
R3 to be played by Sat 15.12.2018
U18 Premier League Cup:
Sat 10.11.2018 opposition tbc
Sat 08.12.2018 opposition tbc
FC offer a discount to current NUFC season ticket holders of £10 entry
for National League home games (usually £15).
16 & 17 year old admission £5, U16s £3.
Next three GFC home games:
Leyton Orient 3pm
Maidstone United 3pm
Harrogate Town 7.45pm
Other events @ SJP:
Fri 10.05.2019 Champions
Ticket sales online
Prices: Champions Cup final:
Premium: £120 (U16s £120)
Cat 1: £90 (U16s £90)
Cat 2: £75 (U16s £75)
Cat 3: £60 (U16s £25)
Cat 4: £45 (U16s £25)
Cat 5: £35 (U16s £15)
Cat 6: £20 (U16s £10)
Cat 1: £45 (U16s £45)
Cat 2: £30 (U16s £15)
Cat 3: £20 (U16s £10)
Cat 4: £15 (U16s £5)
??.08.2019 England v Italy. Friendly.
International Magpies |
National Service |
2018/19 international breaks:
Sat 05.01.2019-Fri 01.02.2019 AFCON Finals
Coxy's Cockup Corner |
Whoops, He did it Again... |
managed to confuse arrivals with departures, unless we really did have to pay
Real Sociedad to take our lad away....
"Benitez has splashed out £25m acquiring the services of Yoshinori Muto,
Mikel Merino, Fabian Schar, Martin Dubravka, Salomon Rondon and Ki
And The Mirror were similarly afflicted:
"Newcastle did manage to sign Mikel Merino, Martin Dubravka,
Kenedy, Ki Sung-yueng, Fabian Schar, Yoshinori Muto, Salomon Rondon and
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
This Day in History
Born Or Died:
1998 Paul Woolston born, North Shields
Goalkeeper previously with the mackems who agreed a scholarship deal with
Newcastle's Academy in the summer of 2014.
Paul's Magpies career had actually kicked into gear the previous March, with
debuts at two levels within five days.
Promoted from the bench to start in a 2-0 home victory over Middlesbrough at
U18 level, injuries and international callups then saw Paul appear for the
club's U21 side.
The 15 year-old custodian kept a clean sheet in a 1-0 win over Manchester United
before making his Academy bow days later.
An England U17 and U18 international, Paul was loaned to Gateshead, Darlington and Blyth Spartans
- playing regularly for the latter in 2016/17 and earning rave reviews.
However, he was unable to claim a regular reserve berth at United when
returning, joining non-league South Shields on loan during early 2018.
Released by United in May 2018, what proved to be his final appearance was a
memorable one - beating the mackems in a Premier League Cup tie at the stadium
Locked at 2-2 after 120 minutes, Wooly saved a penalty and scored his own spot
kick as Newcastle ran out 11-10 winners.
July 2018 found Paul appearing for West Ham U23s as a trialist in
pre-season but nothing further looked to have come of it.
RCD Mallorca (Spain) (a)|
United visited the Estadio Lluís Sitjar to officially
inaugurate RCD's floodlights in what was a three team
tournament that also featured Belgians Olympic Charleroi.
Guesting for the home side was Alfredo Di Stefano.
Then aged 33, the legendary Real Madrid forward was
holidaying on the island.
United would go on to win the tournament on
goal difference following a 5-1 victory over the Belgians
- Charleroi beating RCD 4-2.
Hockey(5), Cummings(12), og(Jones)(39)
Two goals from Boro's Edwin Holliday weren't enough in
this second Tyne-Tees pre -season meeting of 1965.
Boro fielded future Magpie Arthur Horsfield but were undone by an own goal from Gordon
Jones, who contrived to head the ball into his own net
after 'keeper Ed Connachan blocked a Bobby Cummings
Sheffield Wednesday (a) 1-1 (1-1)
Tommy Gibb made his debut in the absence of more
established midfielders and held down a first team place
for over 150 consecutive games.
Crystal Palace (a) 0-2 (0-1)0-2)
There were quiet debuts for both Terry Hibbitt and
Supermac at Selhurst Park, but better was to come....
Hodgson 2, Gibb, McDermott
A pre-season game at
Borough Park against a side whose 26 year stay in the
Football League would end in 1977.
Future Magpies boss Jack Charlton brought his Boro
boys to Gallowgate and saw them deservedly routed.
West Bromwich Albion (h) 0-2 (0-1)Regis(4), Cross(90)
In the visitor's squad were Cyril Regis, Brian Robson,
Remi Moses and David Mills. United lined up with Bobby
Shinton & Alan Shoulder....
Hartlepool United (a) 4-2 (2-1)67)
Kenny Wharton's pre-season
purple patch continued as he made it six goals in three
games, pushing up from midfield to boost the Newcastle
Billy Horner's monkey hangers were fresh from a
fourteenth re-election to the Fourth Division and included
former Magpie John Brownlie.
Fringe players involved for the visitors at the
Victoria Ground included Ian Dawes, Tony Hayton and Darren
Melville. None of them played competitively for the club.
Team: Thomas (Carr), Hedworth (Anderson), Ryan, Roeder, Clarke, Saunders,
McDonald, Wharton, Waddle (Allon), Dawes, Hayton
Striker Mark McGhee's header from a Kevin Brock
corner divided the sides at the McCain Stadium.
Team: Wright, Anderson (Ranson
46), Sweeney, Dillon (Roche 83), Scott, Kristensen (Thorn
45), Gallacher (Brazil 75), Brock, Quinn, McGhee, Fereday.
Subs n/u: Simpson, G.Kelly, D.Robinson.
1989 Michael O'Neill joined up with former
United colleague Darren Jackson, after completing a £350K
to Dundee United.
He was in good company on Tayside, with neighbouring
Dundee having Albert Craig and Wes Saunders on their
books, as well as assistant boss John Blackley - all ex-Mags.
St.Johnstone (Scotland) (a)
Ranson, Stimson (Sweeney 46), Aitken, Bradshaw, Scott,
Dillon, O'Brien (Clark 73), Quinn, McGhee (Robinson 73),
Askew (Gallacher 46). Subs n/u: Wright, Simpson.
Quinn(35), McGhee(53), O'Brien(55),
Following a trio of friendlies in England and two more in
Hungary, Jim Smith's Magpies moved on to Scotland and a
maiden visit to McDiarmid Park - opened 12 months
Fitness issues meant that United were without Benny Kristensen,
Wayne Fereday and Kevin Brock but promising youngster Lee
Clark made his senior team bow.
1990 A Magpies XI won 1-0 at non-league Consett,
Gary Brazil scoring the only goal of the game from Archie
Defender John Anderson played after being
omitted from the senior squad following a failure to a
agree a new contract.
Tottenham Hotspur (h) 0-1 (0-1)
A tough baptism in the Premier League, Teddy
Sheringham's goal giving former manager Ossie Ardiles a
successful return to SJP.
The rebuilt Leazes Stand was open for the first time and
United gave debuts to Nicky Papavasiliou and Malcolm
The latter was an eve of season signing from Millwall,
after Neil Ruddock's pre-season thuggery had robbed United of
the services of Peter Beardsley. Liam O'Brien hit the post with
a last minute free kick.
footage is online here
1996 Future Magpie Nicos Dabizas won his 16th
senior cap for Greece as they beat Albania 2-1 in a
friendly staged in Athens.
2001 Reserve striker Colin McMenamin's prolific
pre-season continued as he made it 16 goals in just eight
This time it was Guisborough Town on the receiving end as
McMenamin hit four of United's half dozen in a 6-1 win.
Olivier Bernard and Damon Robson got the others
Zeljeznicar (Bosnia) (a) 1-0 (0-0)
Champions League Third Qualifying Round First Leg
The door to the Champions League swung open after this
result in Sarajevo. Both Hugo Viana and Titus Bramble made
Newcastle Reserves played a Border Amateur Select XI at
Galashiels, with Bradley Orr grabbing a hat-trick in a 6-1
victory. Martin Brittain hit a brace and Calvin Zola
rounded off the scoring at Netherdale.
NUFC.com match report
Middlesbrough (a) 2-2 (1-0)
The opening game of the season saw United make the trip
down the A19 in bright sunshine
and when Shearer
converted a late penalty, a winning start looked on.
However that was before The
hand of Smog (Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink) - and referee Steve
Bennett - intervened in injury time.
Bolo Zenden's cross from the left eluded a number of
players before "Fat Eddie Murphy" , stooped to meet
it - missing the ball with his head but not his hand.
Henry(81pen), van Persie(87)
Twelve months on and another
howler from Bennett (see above) made it a miserable
start to the season, after ridiculously dismissing Jermaine Jenas 32 minutes into our last ever league game
The ten men held on bravely but
Charles N'Zogbia conceded a late penalty that Thierry
Henry converted and Robin van Persie scored a second to
seal the defeat.
Bennett later rescinded the
red-card, reducing it to a yellow, after studying video
evidence. As always though, the rethink wasn't a
fat lot of use after the game.
United's reserve side beat Conference
North side Workington 1-0 at Borough Park thanks to late Andy Carroll effort.
The striker's header ended up in the back of the net via post
2007 Having featured for
the Magpies first team in pre-season under new boss Sam
Allarydce, Andy Carroll joined Championship side Preston North End on loan.