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NUFC.com in 2021/22:
No home comforts
for Fraser & Co.
Tuesday night saw Scotland's hopes of reaching the knockout stages
of a major tournament for the first time end at the hands of a
clinical Croatia side.
Newcastle's Ryan Fraser again had to be content with a place on the
bench and was introduced for the closing 20 minutes of a 1-3 loss at
With Fabian Schar's Switzerland and Emil Krafth's Sweden both
assured of a place in the last 16, attention now turns to whether
Martin Dubravka and Slovakia can join them.
Slovakia have the tricky task of facing Spain in Seville on
Wednesday night, at the same time that Sweden play their final group
game against Poland in St.Petersburg.
Euro 2020 fixtures via BBC
Bet online here:
Ryan Fraser (Scotland):
14.06.2021 Czech Rep (h) lost 0-2
18.06.2021 England (a) drew 0-0
22.06.2021 Croatia (h) lost 1-3
Martin Dubravka (Slovakia):
14.06.2021 Poland (n) won 2-1
18.06.2021 Sweden (n) lost 0-1 23.06.2021 Spain (a) Seville
Emil Krafth (Sweden):
Spain (a) drew 0-0
18.06.2021 Slovakia (n) won 1-0
23.06.2021 Poland (n) St Petersburg
Fabian Schar Switzerland):
12.06.2021 Wales (n) drew 1-1
16.06.2021 Italy (a) lost 0-3
20.06.2021 Turkey (n) won 3-1
Ten former Magpies have been named in the final Euro squads as
Austria: Valentino Lazaro
Belgium: Matz Sels
France: Moussa Sissoko
Netherlands: Luuk de Jong, Tim Krul Patrick van Aanholt, Gini
Scotland: Grant Hanley
Slovakia: Lubo Satka
Switzerland: Kevin Mbabu
Our pals at the Snood Store have a
new Euro-flavoured range of snoods and masks available
To get a 25% site-wide discount, use the promo code NUFC25
until Euro Final day on Sunday July 11th.
There's no confirmation as yet from
Newcastle, but League Two Harrogate Town are now advertising
their home friendly against Steve Bruce's side as a 2pm start
on Sunday July 18th.
If correct, that means Newcastle will play two games at the same
time that day, with half of the senior squad lining up at York
City for another 2pm kick-off.
Ticket sale information for both games is awaited, amid uncertainty
over what capacity both grounds will have - given that it's the day
before the planned removal of lockdown restrictions in England.
PL opener moved
Friday saw confirmation of the
Premier League's live TV selections for August - with just one of
Newcastle's three games that month rescheduled for broadcast.
That's the season opener at home to West Ham, which moves to
Sunday August 15th at 2pm, live on Sky Sports.
Neither the visit to Aston Villa a week later or the home meeting
with Southampton on Saturday August 28th were chosen, meaning
that both remain as 3pm starts.
Wednesday deadline looms
This Wednesday (June 23rd) sees the deadline for final
alterations to the official Premier League lists of players released
or retained by their clubs.
In Newcastle's case, the status of six senior players remains to be
clarified as follows:
Andy Carroll status unclear, current contract expires end of
Federico Fernandez status unclear, current contract expires end
Jacob Murphy contract extension of unspecified length agreed but not
confirmed. Credence has been added to that claim by sightings of Murphy training
at Darsley Park this week.
Paul Dummett contract extension to 2022 agreed but not
Fabian Schar contract extension to 2022 agreed but not
Dwight Gayle contract extension to 2024 agreed but not
Benitez still no
closer to Toffees
Various news outlets
reported on Wednesday evening that former Newcastle Manager Rafa Benitez
was close to taking
charge of Everton.
The 61 year-old Spaniard has been out of football since ending his
ill-fated stint in China back in January.
Were Benitez - who still lives in the North West following his time
in charge at Anfield - to take the job, then he'd become the first
person ever to manage both Liverpool and Everton.
However it appears that both sides may be having second thoughts
about the wisdom of making that historical decision.
Sunday saw Hartlepool United seal their return to League Two
after a dramatic National League playoff victory over Torquay United
at Ashton Gate.
Injury meant that on-loan Magpie Lewis Cass didn't play for
'Pools, who led 1-0 until the Gulls goalkeeper headed home an
equaliser in second half added time.
Extra time failed to bring any further goals and the tie was settled
by a 5-4 penalty shootout win for 'Pools, including successful spot
kicks from ex-Newcastle pair Jamie Sterry and Ryan Donaldson.
SJP old boy Kyle Cameron was in the starting line-up for Torquay and
had two goals chalked off during his 77 minutes on the field in an
Ex-Magpie Lee Clark has confirmed his departure from Sudani
Premier League side Al-Merreikh SC after just three months in
Clark leaves after winning four of his eight games in charge, amid
speculation that he's closing in on a managerial post rather closer
Ex-Magpies with new clubs:
Demba Ba Lugano (Switzerland)
Craig Baxter Dunston UTS
Habib Beye Red Star Paris (France) C
Tony Caig Falkirk (Scotland) AC
Colin Calderwood Northampton Town C
Paul Farman Barrow
Macaulay Gillesphey Plymouth Argyle
Nacho Gonzalez Danubio (Uruguay)
Joe Kerridge Seaham Red Star
Peter Lovenkrands Fremad (Denmark) M
Marcus Maddison Spalding United
Danny Rose Watford
Cedwyn Scott Gateshead
Florian Thauvin Tigres UANL (Mexico)
Gini Wijnaldum Paris SG (France)
Ex-Magpies now out of contract:
Sammy Ameobi Nottingham Forest
Hatem Ben Arfa Bordeaux (France)
Papiss Cisse Fenerbahce (Turkey)
James Coppinger Doncaster Rovers
Nicky Deverdics Gateshead
Mo Diame Al-Gharafa
Shane Ferguson Millwall
Alex Gilliead Scunthorpe United
Mace Goodridge Burnley
JJ Hooper Barnet
Louis Johnson Marske United
Achraaf Lazaar Watford
Jonathan Mitchell Derby County
Gabriel Obertan BB Erzurumspor (Turkey)
Brendan Pearson Blyth Spartans
Nile Ranger Southend United
Loic Remy Rizespor (Turkey)
Andros Townsend Crystal Palace
Callum Williams Morpeth Town
Josef Yarney Chesterfield
Sam Allardyce West Bromwich Albion
Ian Cathro Wolves
A fourth game has been added to
Newcastle's pre-season schedule, with confirmation of a visit to
League One Rotherham United.
The Millers will host the Magpies at New York Stadium on Tuesday
July 27th. Kick-off will at 7pm.
This will be Newcastle's second-ever visit to the ground that opened
in 2012, following a 1-0 success there during the 2016/17
Also confirmed so far are visits to York City, Harrogate Town and
Burton Albion - with one or possibly two home friendlies also
The Athletic claim that Newcastle are close to agreeing a three
year contract for free agent Remi Savage.
The 19 year-old defender had been with Liverpool since the age of
nine, signing a first professional contract at Anfield in 2020.
However he's reportedly turned down an extension in order to move
on, with an undisclosed compensation fee payable by any club that
Assuming the deal is concluded, Savage will follow Niall Brookwell
(Liverpool), Stan Flaherty (Arsenal) and Matty Bondswell (RB
Leipzig) into the U23 squad.
It's also anticipated that United will conclude a deal for striker
Cameron Ferguson, who spent the closing weeks of last season
on trial with the club.
The 18 year-old was most recently with Tranmere Rovers after
spending time at Everton as a schoolboy. He's the son of former
Magpie Duncan Ferguson.
1881 and all that:
Chronicled: part II
The second episode of a free NUFC history Podcast series hosted
by the Chronicle is now available
Presenter Matt Ketchell is joined by club historian Paul Joannou
to discuss the formative years of the club that would become Newcastle
for Moyes boys
Next season's Premier League fixture list
sees Newcastle kick off at home for the fifth time in the last six
top-flight seasons, hosting West Ham on Sunday August 14th.
It's a 2pm kick-off live on Sky.
Our season ends at Burnley on Sunday May 22nd, the previous
weekend's fixtures pencilled in for Sunday May 15th to avoid a clash
with the FA Cup Final on the Saturday. In our case that's a home
game with Arsenal.
The usual mangling by TV means that it's unclear precisely how much
pain will be endured for travellers (especially the dreaded Monday
night slot), but the only definite midweek away trip at this stage
is to Liverpool on December 15th (the Goodison visit is set for
Tuesday December 28th, but that's a Bank Holiday this year).
TV schedules for September are promised by July 5th, with just one
of United's first three games in August broadcast live.
The tail end of 2021 seems gruesome, while seeing in 2022 at
Southampton is plain urine extraction. A run of four successive away
games in London from February meanwhile just looks plain lazy - and
will doubtless coincide with some large-scale rail engineering
In terms of non-TV movements, Leicester's group stage participation
in the Europa League should see our visit there in mid December
changed from the Saturday.
An additional international break looks to have been inserted on the
final weekend of January 2022, with the FA Cup Fourth Round on the
first weekend of February.
NUFC 2021/22 fixtures:
(all subject to alteration for TV)
Sun 15.08.2021 West Ham (h) 2pm
Sat 21.08.2021 Aston Villa (a) 3pm
Wed 25.08.2021 LC2
Sat 28.08.2021 Southampton (h) 3pm
Sat 11.09.2021 Manchester United (a)
Sat 18.09.2021 Leeds United (h)
Wed 22.09.2021 LC3
Sat 25.09.2021 Watford (a)
Sat 02.10.2021 Wolves (a)
Sat 16.10.2021 Spurs (h)
Sat 23.10.2021 Crystal Palace (a)
Wed 26.10.2021 LC4
Sat 30.10.2021 Chelsea (h)
Sat 06.11.2021 Brighton (a)
Sat 20.11.2021 Brentford (h)
Sat 27.11.2021 Arsenal (a)
Wed 01.12.2021 Norwich City (h)
Sat 04.12.2021 Burnley (h)
Sat 11.12.2021 Leicester City (a)
Wed 15.12.2021 Liverpool (a)
Sat 18.12.2021 Manchester City (h)
Wed 22.12.2021 LC5
Sun 26.12.2021 Manchester United (h)
Tue 28.12.2021 Everton (a)
Sat 01.01.2022 Southampton (a)
Wed 05.01.2022 LCSF(1)
Sat 08.01.2022 FAC3
Wed 12.01.2022 LCSF(2)
Sat 15.01.2022 Watford (h)
Sat 22.01.2022 Leeds United (a)
Sat 05.02.2022 FAC4
Wed 09.02.2022 Everton (h)
Sat 12.02.2022 Aston Villa (h)
Sat 19.02.2022 West Ham (a)
Sat 26.02.2022 Brentford (a)
Sun 27.02.2022 LCF
Sat 05.03.2022 Brighton (h)
Wed 09.03.2022 FAC5
Sat 12.03.2022 Chelsea (a)
Sat 19.03.2022 Crystal Palace (h)
Sat 19.03.2022 FAC6
Sat 02.04.2022 Spurs (a)
Sat 09.04.2022 Wolves (h)
Sat 16.04.2022 Leicester City (h)
Sat 16.04.2022 FACSF
Sat 23.04.2022 Norwich City (a)
Sat 30.04.2022 Liverpool (h)
Sat 07.05.2022 Manchester City (a)
Sat 14.05.2022 FACF
Sun 15.05.2022 Arsenal (h)
Sun 22.05.2022 Burnley (a)
Pledge reaches £100K
here on April 10th, the 1892 Pledge scheme launched by the
Newcastle United Supporters Trust (NUST) has now passed the £100K milestone.
The scheme aims to build up funds to achieve supporter representation in the
event of the club's future sale.
Academy players released: Owen Bailey, Lewis Brannen, Tai Ebanks, Ludwig
Francillette, Lucas Gamblin, Josh Gilchrist, Josh Harrison, Florent
Indalecio, Oliver Marshall, Tom Midgley, George Rounsfell, Kyle
Scott, Jude Swailes, Yannick Toure, Oliver Walters.
All but four of those came through the club's youth set-up, but
proved unable to progress further.
The four exceptions are:
Ludwig Francillette (22): Towering centre half born in Guadeloupe
who was playing minor league football in France when his agent secured a
trial at United during 2019.
Played in warm-up games ahead of the 2019/20 season, he signed
permanently and got as far as training with the senior side ahead of the
Rochdale FA Cup tie.
Florent Indalecio (24): Striker whose back story was far more
impressive than the 410 goalless and incident-free minutes he managed
for the U23 side last season.
Secured on a short-term deal in October 2020, the Frenchman had been
with St. Etienne alongside Allan Saint-Maximin a decade earlier, and ASM
seems to have played a part in his arrival at SJP.
Flo reached Tyneside via surgery to remove a cancerous tumour on his
knee, non-league football in his homeland, failed trials in the USA and
a spell working on building sites in Australia.
Kyle Scott (23): Central midfielder who represented England,
Scotland and USA internationally before arriving as a free agent at SJP
in 2019 following his release by Chelsea.
He leaves having started just 14 out of 58 reserve games in all
competitions played during his time at United and failing to break his
scoring duck. Scott spent time with MLS side Cincinnati earlier this
year but failed to conclude a move.
Yannick Toure (20): Senegal-born forward who grew up in
Switzerland and played for them at international youth level. United
signed him in 2018 after his contract at former club Young Boys Berne
expired, paying an undisclosed compensation fee.
Fitness issues affected his availability for the U23s last season; he
leaves having scored 14 goals in 60 U23 league and cup appearances (38
There's better news for the following five youngsters, who have all
agreed new deals to remain at the club following their contributions to
United's FA Youth Cup campaign last season. They also all got some pitch
time at U23 level:
Lucas de Bolle, Joe Oliver, Josh Scott,
Five further U23 players have also been offered contract extensions
Ryan Barrett, Will Brown, Oisin McEntee, Mo Sangare, Adam Wilson.
Based on information published by NUFC plus media
claims yet to be confirmed by them (marked tbc), here's the current
first team squad ordered by contract expiration date:
2021 Christian Atsu, Andy Carroll,
Federico Fernandez, Jacob Murphy, Henri Saivet
2022 Thomas Allan tbc, Lewis Cass, Paul Dummett tbc, Florian
Lejeune, Matty Longstaff, Sean Longstaff, Yoshinori Muto, Fabian
Schar, Elias Sorensen, Jack Young tbc, Kelland Watts tbc.
2022 Steve Bruce
2023 Ciaran Clark, Mark Gillespie, Emil Krafth, Dan Langley, Matt
Ritchie, Jonjo Shelvey, Freddie Woodman.
2024 Miguel Almiron, Elliot Anderson, Dwight Gayle tbc, Jeff
Hendrick, Jamaal Lascelles, Javier Manquillo, Callum Wilson.
2025 Karl Darlow, Martin Dubravka, Ryan Fraser, Joelinton, Jamal
2026 Isaac Hayden, Allan Saint-Maximin.
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Season 2021/22 |
Thu 24.06.2021 Papa
John's Trophy draw @ 4.30pm, Sky Sports. Includes NUFC U21s.
Mon 05.07.2021 NUFC Players return for pre-season
Sun 18.07.2021 York City (a)
@ LNER Community Stadium, 2pm. Friendly.
Sun 18.07.2021 Harrogate Town (a)
@ Wetherby Road, 2pm tbc. Friendly.
(The senior squad will be divided up to fulfil both fixtures on
the same day, with both venues near to United's proposed
training base of Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate at Thorpe
Sat 24.07.2021 U23s v
Darlington (a) @ Blackwell Meadows, 3pm. Friendly.
Tue 27.07.2021 Rotherham United (a)
@ New York Stadium, 7pm. Friendly.
Fri 30.07.2021 Burton Albion (a)
@ Pirelli Stadium, 7.45pm. Friendly.
The Peterborough Telegraph have
claimed Peterborough United will face Newcastle in Portugal,
with both clubs in the country for training camps. However, the
removal of green light status for UK travellers to that country
may render that unworkable.
It's anticipated there will be one or possibly two first team
friendlies at SJP against overseas opposition, but again that
may depend on COVID restrictions.
U23s v Gateshead (a) @ International Stadium, 3pm. Friendly.
Tue 03.08.2021 U18s v Carlisle United (h) Little Benton,
KO tbc. Friendly.
w/c Mon 09.08.2021 Carabao Cup Second Round draw
includes NUFC, staged at some point during First Round ties.
Sun 15.08.2021 West Ham (h) @ SJP, 2pm. Premier League.
Live on Sky Sports.
2021/22 PL season:
Transfer window ends 31.08.2021
Ends Sunday 22.05.2022
Papa John's Trophy:
GS1: w/c 30.08.2021
GS2: w/c 04.10.2021
GS3: w/c 08.11.2021
R3: w/c 29.11.2021
Other events @ SJP:
Magic Weekend XIV
(held over from 2020):
Castleford Tigers v Salford
St Helens v Catalans Dragons
Leeds Rhinos v Hull FC
Huddersfield Giants v Wakefield
Wigan Warriors v Warrington
Leigh Centurions v Hull KR
Rugby League WC Finals:
England v Samoa (2.30pm)
International Magpies |
National Service |
Miguel Almiron (Paraguay)
Copa America group games:
14.06.2021 Bolivia (n)
21.06.2021 Argentina (n) lost 0-1
24.06.2021 Chile (n) Brasilia
The tournament then goes to a knockout format to 10.07.2021.
Whoops, He did it Again...
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
On This Day in History |
23rd June |
Born Or Died:
Dominic Kelly born, Sandbach, Cheshire. (1938-46)
Centre half who moved began his playing career at Sandbach Ramblers before
joining Leeds United at the age of 18.
Struggling to get into the first XI at Elland Road with just four appearances
(all made during the 1937-38 season), Dom joined Newcastle in November 1938 for
What proved to Kelly's sole senior game as a Magpie came in a 0-4 home loss to
Coventry City in February 1939, with the outbreak of World War II halting his
Serving in the British Army, Kelly toured the Middle East in a military
football team named the Wanderers alongside fellow Magpie Ted Swinburne and the
likes of Tom Finney.
Sustaining a ligament injury, Dominic later joining the police force on Tyneside
and switched from football to cricket.
A batsman for local league side for Benwell and the police team, he also
represented Northumberland in the 1948 Minor Counties Championship.
Reportedly dismissed from the police in 1957 after a theft charge was proven
against him, Kelly's death was recorded in Croydon during 1982.
Robert Robinson born,
Goalkeeper who had been on the books of Burnley as an amateur, but
returned from Turf Moor to play for his hometown side.
Signed by the mackems in February 1947, Bobby made a £2,500 switch to SJP just before the 1952/53
season got underway.
The first of five senior appearances for Newcastle came in a 1-2 loss at
Burnley in within weeks of arriving, as Robinson deputised for first-choice
Released by United in 1954, Bobby was later landlord of the Queens Head pub in
his hometown and died in 1975.
1935 Keith Burkinshaw born, Higham, Yorkshire.
Beginning as a
part-timer with Denaby United while working at the Dodworth pit nearby, Keith
played for Wolves, Liverpool, Workington and Scunthorpe United.
Briefly taking caretaker charge of the latter after retiring in 1968, Burky then
coached in Zambia before Joe Harvey recruited him to work alongside coach Dave
Smith at SJP.
Keith later succeeded Smith as United first team coach and was alongside Harvey
as the club lost the 1974 FA Cup Final.
Following Harvey out of Gallowgate in 1975, Burkinshaw went on to become the Spurs manager in 1976, a
year after moving to White Hart Lane as assistant to Terry Neill.
He remained in the post until 1984 and left having experienced relegation,
promotion, two FA Cup Final victories and a UEFA Cup final success against
Anderlecht - in what proved to be his last game in charge.
Departing after quarrels with the Spurs board, Keith took charge of the Bahrain
national side and then coached Sporting Lisbon before returning to England in
1988 as the manager of Gillingham.
Scouting for Glenn Hoddle's Swindon Town side, Burkinshaw was then persuaded to
join West Bromwich Albion as assistant to Ossie Ardiles (a player he'd signed
whilst Spurs boss back in 1978.)
Succeeding Ossie at The Hawthorns in 1993, Keith lasted just one season and
later took up a Director of Football role at Aberdeen.
Working alongside fellow ex-Mag Frank Clark for the League Managers Association,
he also scouted for Stoke City.
In 2005 Keith resurfaced as assistant to Aidy Boothroyd at Watford, giving up the post
two years later for family reasons.
SJP hosted its first live music venture (apart from
numerous brass & military bands and horrible infants with kazoos)
when the Rolling Stones "Tattoo You" tour hit
with Newcastle scarf
A stage was set up in the Leazes goalmouth and fans were allowed to stand on
the pitch for the princely sum of £10 (£8.50
On a wet Tyneside night, support acts were George
Thorogood and the Destroyers and the J.Geils Band.
Mick and the boys then entered and played:
Under My Thumb / When The Whip Comes Down / Letís Spend The Night
Together / Shattered / Neighbours / Black Limousine / Just
My Imagination / Twenty Flight Rock / Going To A Go Go /
Chantilly Lace / Let Me Go / Time Is On My Side / Beast Of
Burden / You Canít Always Get What You Want / Little T & A
/ Tumbling Dice / Sheís So Cold / Hang Fire / Miss You /
Honky Tonk Women / Brown Sugar / Start Me Up / Jumping
Jack Flash / Satisfaction.
backstage pass, SJP 23.06.82
ticket, SJP 23.06.82
footage is online here
1998 United got the go-ahead to increase
the capacity of SJP to over 51,000, after
John Prescott ruled against a public enquiry.
Striker Craig Bellamy looked
increasingly likely to be making a switch from Coventry City
to SJP, in a deal worth over £6m.
At the time it looked like Gordon Strachan's side
had done well to
claw back most of the £6.5m he cost
them from Norwich City.
2003 West Ham were happy to let Freddie Kanoute leave
Upton Park if Newcastle gave them Carl Cort plus £4m.
Meanwhile, Nobby Solano was linked with a move to
United were strongly linked with a move for Benfica's
right-back Luis Miguel.
2007 Newcastle's Board of Directors were asked for
as Mike Ashley's St James' Park revolution
This was bad news for; Bruce
Shepherd (brother of Freddy), Timothy Revill, Douglas Hall
and Allison Antonopoulos (Dougie's sister).
At this point, Chairman
Freddy Shepherd still looked to be staying in some
Meanwhile, Michael Owen and Obafemi Martins were both
being continuously linked with moves away from Tyneside.
Speaking from the Spanish
resort of Marbella, where he had been using the facilities
of the local football club, Shay Given dismissed reports
of a move to Arsenal:
"I've been with Newcastle since 1997 and I'll soon be
getting a Geordie twang. It's a great football club with
fantastic fans, so I have no reason to leave.
"I have three years left on my contract and I am very
settled in the North East. I see myself staying at
Newcastle for the rest of my career.
completed a free move for defender Ben Tozer, following his
release by United, 12 months before his contract expired.
In one of his last acts as Newcastle boss, Sam Allardyce sanctioned a £1m move
for Ben from Swindon Town in January 2008.
2013 Director of F***all, Joe Kinnear, did himself no favours whatsoever
with an attack on Alan Shearer, using the Sunday Times
to embarrass the club still further.
2014 Day 12 of the World Cup in Brazil saw Tim Krul again a spectator as
his colleagues topped Group B with a 2-0 win over Chile.
James Troisi appeared from the bench for the Socceroos as Spain thumped
Australia 3-0, but both sides were already on their way home.