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Newcastle return to Premier League action on Saturday,
when former Magpies boss Chris Hughton arrives on Tyneside with his Seagulls side.
It's an old-fashioned, non-televised, 3pm kick-off and tickets are on public sale
now, with additional availability in Level 7 due to the visitors returning
Pre-game Anti-Ashley protests led by the Magpie Group are set to continue on
Florian Lejeune remains sidelined and this game won't
come in time for Salomon Rondon to return after injury.
Paul Dummett missed out on a Welsh call-up due to a hamstring issue but is
anticipated to be available.
A thigh injury saw Ciaran Clark withdraw from the Ireland squad on Tuesday and
However both Yoshinori Muto and Kenedy seem to have suffered no ill-effects
after leaving the field against Manchester United and are in training.
Coral matchday betting is
Current odds: NUFC 6/5, Draw 11/5, BHAFC 11/5
Their "Your Call"
option allows you to create bespoke odds and we've cobbled a few examples
Game to be a draw, goal in both halves 11/2 here
Newcastle win to nil, score in both halves
Newcastle win, BTTS in first half 11/1
Yedlin to be carded, Perez score 11/1
Game to be a draw, BTTS, Muto score 13/1
Seagulls @ St. James' - all time:
2017/18 drew 0-0
2016/17 won 2-0 Lascelles, Shelvey
1991/92 lost 0-1
1990/91 drew 0-0
1989/90 won 2-0 Gallacher, Quinn
1985/86 lost 0-2 (FAC)
1983/84 won 3-1 Keegan, Waddle, Beardsley
1982/83 lost 0-1 (FAC)
1978/79 lost 1-3 Shoulderh
1961/62 won 5-0 Leek 3, Tuohy, Hale
1929/30 won 3-0 Gallacher 3 (FAC)
Chris Hughton has won just once against his former club Newcastle as a
manager - and is yet to accomplish that feat on Tyneside in four visits:
2012/13 Newcastle 1 Norwich 0
2012/13 Norwich 0 Newcastle 0
2013/14 Newcastle 2 Norwich 1
2013/14 Norwich 0 Newcastle 0
2016/17 Newcastle 2 Brighton 1
2016/17 Brighton 1 Newcastle 2
2017/18 Brighton 1 Newcastle 0
2017/18 Newcastle 0 Brighton 0
Rafa Benitez's side have endured an eight game winless start to the
season, something the club have only experienced once before in Premier League
history - 2015/16 seeing Newcastle draw three and lose five before breaking that
run with a 6-2 beating of Norwich City at Gallowgate
Following home defeats by Spurs, Chelsea, Arsenal and
Leicester City this season, United are hoping to avoid their fifth successive league
loss at SJP.
Having also lost four in a row during both 2014 and 2015, the black and whites
were beaten five times on home soil last season, the first time that fate has
befallen them in 24 Premier League seasons.
One has to go back to the 1953/54 season to find
the previous five game losing league run at SJP, which was extended to six
games before thankfully ending with a 4-0 win over Cardiff City.
BHAFC: Davy Propper misses out, Gaetan Bong is doubtful after injury forced him to pull out of
the Cameroon squad last week and late decisions on Pascal Gross and Dale
Stephens will be made.
Striker Glenn Murray currently has 99 goals in all competitions for Albion in
his two spells at the club, needing one more to edge ahead of ex-Magpie Kit
Napier and become their leading post-WW2 scorer.
The Seagulls arrive on Tyneside in thirteenth spot, with eight points. They
were acquired from home victories over Manchester United and West Ham, a home
draw with Fulham and a point at Southampton.
Albion's only away goals came in that 2-2 draw along the coast, with defeats
at Watford (0-2), Liverpool (0-1 and Manchester City (0-2) on the road.
Last season saw Brighton win just twice away in the PL: 3-0 at West Ham in
October 2017 and 1-0 at Swansea in November. Since that success they've gone
18 away games in the PL without a victory.
Along with relegated West Bromwich Albion, Brighton scored ten goals away from
home in the PL last season - the joint lowest total in the league.
Eight of those ten were scored in the first half of games, while both their
away goals this season to date came after half time.
Referee: Andre Marriner
- a quick return for the whistler from the West Midlands, who was in charge of
our 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace last month.
Given that it cost him £60K for some innocuous press conference comments
ahead of that game, Rafa Benitez will doubtless be minding his P's and Q's...
sponsors CentrAle at the Central station have new beers
from Cloudwater, a barrel aged stout from the Rigg & Furrow Brewery in
Northumberland and an American pumpkin beer for Halloween!
In addition to 3 & 4 bottle and 6 can gift boxes, we have Beer Advent
Calendars: 24 beers of your choice, a splendid present for a beer lover.
Come and say hello if
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Due to engineering work, buses will replace metro services in both
directions between Chichester and South Shields until Saturday November 3rd.
Due to RMT strike action on Saturday, Northern Rail services across
the region will be severely affected.
Dedicated match buses run from Metro Centre (X50) and Gosforth Great Park
Northumbria University offer weekend car parking to the public for £4 all day
(or £1 per hour). 500 spaces are available at Lipman and City
Campus East: book online here
or turn up to pay & display.
Rooms on Carliol Square will be showing the 12.30pm and 5.30pm
Pizza and a pint £7
Two Dine for a Tenner
20% discount for NUFC season ticket holders before and after the Brighton
The Ware Rooms are at 17 Carliol Square NE1 6UQ - 5 minutes walk from
both Monument and Manors Metro.
Astro SuperSport 2 (Malaysia)
beIN Sports MENA 9 HD
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DIRECTV Sports South America
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SKY NET Sports 3
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SportsNavi Live (Japan)
SportsNet 1 (Canada) +HD
SPOTV (South Korea)
SPS HD (Mongolia)
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Watch ESPN Brazil
UK Radio: None
Local Radio: Live on BBC Radio Newcastle
Please don't forget that the NUFC
Fans Food bank collection stall opens on Strawberry Place from 1pm. Food
or cash donations equally welcome!
Latest PL fixtures:
Chelsea v Manchester United (12.30pm) Sky
Bournemouth v Southampton (3pm)
Cardiff City v Fulham (3pm)
Manchester City v Burnley (3pm)
Newcastle v Brighton and Hove Albion (3pm)
West Ham v Spurs (3pm)
Wolves v Watford (3pm)
Huddersfield Town v Liverpool (5.30pm) BT
Everton v Crystal Palace (4pm) Sky
Arsenal v Leicester City (8pm) Sky
From The Scotsman, Thursday:
Derek Llambias has rubbished claims that Mike Ashley is the
driving force behind a reported buyout plan for Greenock Morton.
The former Rangers chief executive hinted that he and other investors in the
Cappielow outfit may consider a takeover but admitted that any movement would
be a “long way off”.
But Llambias did pour cold water on suggestions that Newcastle United owner
Ashley was backing any prospective bids, insisting: “We don’t need his
He added: It’s got nothing to do with Mike Ashley. Morton’s not a very
expensive club to buy, is it? I’ve no idea what the price would be, but it’s
not a huge investment.”
Llambias and ex-Magpies scout Graham Carr paid a low-key visit to the
Championship club on Monday, where they took in a reserve match and met chief
executive Warren Hawke and manager Jonatan Johansson.
The 61-year-old added: “We were shown round the club - it’s a nice little
club, with potential, so watch this space, but we’re not committing to
"The main thing was to look at the reserves and have a look at Alexander
Easdale [son of Morton investor and former Rangers chairman Sandy]. “Morton
have some good quality coming through.
"Whenever I’ve got the chance to see a player, I ask Graham (Carr)
to come along and have a look. He’s a good friend of mine and he’s got an
eye for a player and plenty of experience.”
An unprecedented level of interest in Saturday's FA Cup tie between Dunston UTS and
Gateshead means that it's now a complete 2,500 sellout.
For anyone unable to be part of a record home crowd for the Northern League
side, the BBC will have live coverage online online
here and via the red button.
Kickoff is at 12.30pm and if the scores are level after 90 minutes,
then the tie will go to a replay.
mackem slayer returns
The special guest this Friday
at Nine Bar at SJP is ex-Magpie Kevin Nolan, who will be discussing
mackem hat-tricks and much else in the company of former Radio Newcastle
commentator Mick Lowes.
Tickets cost £15 and are available to buy now from the venue or online
here (booking fee applies).
Doors open at 7pm.
"To The Glory of God:
Newcastle United and The Great War" is the latest book from NUFC historian
Joannou, covering the club's fascinating and often uncharted history between
1914 and 1918.and
to give away.
Over 150 Magpie players and officials took part in what was meant to the be
war to end all wars, with no less than 23 sacrificing their lives.
We have some author-signed
copies available for purchase online
To be in
with a chance of winning it, email
your answer to this question to email@example.com
by Noon on
United's last FA Cup Final
appearance before WW1 came in 1911, who did they play in the Final?
No age limit and open to anyone on the planet, one entry each please.
Ki Sungyueng (South Korea):
DeAndre Yedlin (USA):
Peru (h) drew 1-1 FR
Only a six minute cameo from the bench for the Magpies defender in East
Hartford, but he was at least partly to blame for Peru's late leveller.
(Thursday found Yedlin in the starting XI and he played the full game as his side lost
2-4 to Colombia in a
friendly staged in Tampa, Florida).
Martin Dubravka (Slovakia)
Sweden (a) drew 1-1 FR
The Magpies custodian kept his place for Tuesday's kickabout in Stockholm,
playing the full 90 minutes.
(Martin was between the posts for a 1-2 loss to the Czech Republic on
Saturday, a result that prompted the resignation of the Slovakia coach).
Panama (h) drew 2-2 FR
There was another 90 minute workout for Ki for this friendly stalemate in
(Having failed to make a single appearance for United since returning from
international duty in September, midfielder Ki played 85 minutes in Seoul on
Friday as South Korea beat Uruguay 2-1).
Ciaran Clark (Ireland):
Wales (h) lost 0-1 UNL
A thigh injury sustained in training with Ireland saw the defender omitted from the
squad in Dublin.
(Saturday saw Clark remain on the bench as Ireland drew 0-0 with Denmark in
the Nations League).
Freddie Woodman (England U21s):
Scotland (a) won 2-0 ECQ
Another three points for England in their concluding qualifier at Edinburgh's
Tynecastle, but Woodman again failed to be selected.
(The Young Lions confirmed a place at next summer's European Championship Final tournament in
Italy by thumping Andorra 7-0 at Chesterfield on Thursday - although
Freddie wasn't in the matchday squad).
Otto Huuhtanen (Finland U19s):
Having remained unused for Wednesday's 0-0 draw with Denmark and Saturday's 0-3
loss to Italy, Otto completed a hat-trick of bench duty in Tuesday's scoreless
draw with Estonia.
Two points from three games meant that the Finns failed to qualify for the
Fabian Schar (Switzerland)
Iceland (a) won 2-1 UNL
Schar retained his place in Reykjavik and played the full game on Monday, collecting
a booking in the second half that means he'll be suspended when the Swiss host
Belgium on November 18th.
(The out of favour Magpies defender got his first pitch time for a month
on Friday, playing the entire 90 minutes of a 1-2 loss to Belgium in
Christian Atsu (Ghana):
Asante Kotoko (h) won 3-0 FR
FIFA's decision to suspend the Sierra Leone FA and cancel their two African Cup of
Nations qualifiers against Ghana, the Black Stars faced a Ghanaian club side
in Kumasi on Friday.
Atsu started the game and scored the third goal.
goal online here
Elliot Anderson (Scotland U17s):
Fri 26.10.2018 Kosovo (n) Paphos UEFA QR
Mon 29.10.2018 Cyprus (a) Paphos UEFA QR
Thu 01.11.2018 Switzerland (n) Paphos UEFA QR
Away fans attending the Premier League
fixtures between Newcastle and Watford this season will once
again be able to do so at a reduced rate.
In addition to the league-wide away ticket cap, the two clubs have again
agreed a reciprocal pricing arrangement that reduces adult prices to £25 for
Hornets fans travelling to Tyneside next month and their counterparts at
Vicarage Road in December.
This will be the third season that the £25 price has been applied - meaning
Newcastle supporters will pay the same price in 2018 as they did at Watford
back in 2007 - the last PL visit that wasn't subject to a reciprocal
Scottish Championship side Partick Thistle have appointed Gary Caldwell as
their new manager.
The 36 year-old former Magpie has been out of football since leaving his post
as Chesterfield boss last year, having started his managerial career at Wigan
Athletic in 2016.
set of Premier League fixture alterations for live TV transmission were released on Friday, covering the months of December and January.
And we retain our goggle box appeal, with four of the eleven league games in
that period chosen as follows:
Sat 01.12.2018 West Ham United (h) 3pm
Wed 05.12.2018 Everton (a) 7.45pm
Sun 09.12.2018 Wolves (h) 4pm Sky
Sat 15.12.2018 Huddersfield Town (a) 3pm
Sat 22.12.2018 Fulham (h) 3pm
Wed 26.12.2018 Liverpool (a) 3pm
Sat 29.12.2018 Watford (a) 3pm
Wed 02.01.2019 Manchester United (h) 8pm Sky
Sat 12.01.2019 Chelsea (a) 5.30pm BT
Sat 19.01.2019 Cardiff City (h) 3pm
Tue 29.01.2019 Manchester City (h) 8pm BT
train strike called
The RMT union confirm that
their members are to take strike action on South Western Railway from
00.01 on Tuesday October 23rd to 23.59 on Saturday October 27th - the
day Newcastle play at Southampton.
That means that the services run by that operator will be will vastly reduced
or non-existent, with only a very limited number of bus replacements on some
South Western Railway operates the route between London Waterloo to
Southampton and various other services in and around Hampshire etc. meaning
that Newcastle supporters who planned on using those trains to reach St.
Mary's will be affected. map
(It is possible to reach Southampton from London via Southern
services - albeit slower and less frequent). map
and Cross Country trains also run to Southampton via Reading, allowing
connections from Paddington.
PS: An alternative, National Express run coach services from London
Victoria to Southampton and return.
Dan Barlaser/Luke Charman
Stanley continued their encouraging start to the season on Saturday with a 3-1 home
victory over Bradford City in League One.
Dan retained his place in the starting lineup and was replaced in the 82nd
Striker Luke awaits his debut but had recovered sufficiently from a thigh injury
to be among the unused substitutes.
The Shrimps travelled to Carlisle United in League Two in Saturday and
registered a 2-0 victory at Brunton Park, with Josef completing another 90
minutes in defence.
Galatasaray (a) Turkish Super Lig, Friday.
(West Bromwich Albion)
Wigan Athletic (a) Championship, Saturday.
Norwich City (h) Championship, Saturday.
Slavia Prague (h) Czech Liga, Sunday.
Last Thursday saw a full house at the Tyneside Irish Centre hear
contributions from local journalists, plus Guardian writer David Conn and
representatives from Rangers and Liverpool supporters groups.
Up for debate was "how to take the fight to Mike Ashley", the event
raising £2,200 for the Newcastle United Fans Foodbank.
There's a podcast of the evening online
here which is free of charge but available on an honesty box
basis - please drop the foodbank a few ££ if you partake.
too strong for Toon
3 Newcastle 2
report is online here
United Ultimate Record" owners:
The 2017/18 season update for Paul Joannou's fine book is now available and has
been emailed to those who previously asked to receive those PDFs.
If you haven't received a copy yet and wanted one, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Milburn Stand Box Office opening:
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?
v Everton (a) @ Finch Farm, 1pm. U18 Premier League.
Live TV confirmation dates:
Sat 20.10.2018 Brighton & Hove Albion (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. Public
v Aston Villa (a) @ Bescot Stadium, Walsall, 7pm. Premier League 2.
Fri 26.10.2018 U23s
v Boro (h) @ SJP, 7pm. Premier League 2.
Sat 27.10.2018 Southampton (a)
@ St. Mary's, 3pm. Premier League. SOLD OUT.
Thu 01.11.2018 Fairs Club talk-in at King Street Social Club
North Shields. Tickets £10 from Harry Watson on 07985
v Manchester United (a) @ Leigh Sports Village, 7pm. Premier League 2.
v Stoke City (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 03.11.2018 Watford (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. Public sale now.
Fri 09.11.2018 U23s
v Southampton (a) @ Staplewood, 7pm. Premier League Cup.
v Chelsea (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League Cup.
Sat 10.11.2018 Bournemouth (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. Public
Tue 13.11.2018 U21s
v Grimsby Town (a) @ Blundell Park, 7.45pm. Checkatrade Trophy.
v Boro (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Mon 26.11.2018 U23s
v Stoke City (h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm. Premier League 2.
Mon 26.11.2018 Burnley (a)
@ Turf Moor 8pm. Premier League. ST holder sale now
(25 points). Adults £30, OAPs/U18s- U21s £20, U18s £15. Allocation: tbc.
Live on Sky
v Leeds United (h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm. Premier League Cup.
v Blackburn Rovers (a) @ Brockhall, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Sat 01.12.2018 West Ham (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. Member sale from Wed
sale Wed 31.10.2018 (online), Wed 07.11.2018 (in person/by phone).
these are all "approximate dates"
Wed 12.12.2018 February
Fri 25.01.2019 March
Fri 22.02.2019 April
Fri 05.04.2019 May
NUFC Live on TV:
Burnley (a) 8pm Sky
Wolves (h) 4pm Sky
Wed 02.01.2019 Man United (h) 8pm Sky
Sat 12.01.2019 Chelsea (a) 5.30pm BT
Tue 29.01.2019 Man City (h) 8pm BT
(TV picks up to 30.01.2019 announced)
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 in Group G, fielding an U21 side:
Tue 04.09.2018 Doncaster R (a) won 3-1
Tue 09.10.2018 Notts C (a) won 2-0
Tue 13.11.2018 Grimsby T (a) 7.45pm
U23 Premier League Cup:
United enter in the First Round in Group H:
Thu 04.10.2018 Notts County (h) won 2-1
Fri 09.11.2018 Southampton (a) 7pm
Fri 30.11.2018 Leeds United (h) 7pm
Tue 22.01.2019 Notts County (a) 2pm
Fri 08.02.2019 Southampton (h) 7pm
Mon 25.02.2019 Leeds United (a) 7pm
Northumberland Senior Cup:
United enter at the Quarter Final stage:
Tue 23.10.2018 Bedlington v Alnwick Town
Wed 24.10.2018 WA Celtic v Ashington
Wed 24.10.2018 Heaton S v Whitley Bay
Heaton Stan/Whitley Bay v Morpeth
Newcastle Benfield v North Shields
Newcastle United v Blyth Spartans
West Allotment Celtic/Ashington v
Bedlington Terriers/Alnwick Town
(to be played on or by
FA Youth Cup:
United enter at the Third Round stage, fielding an U18 side - draw date tbc.
R3 to be played by Sat 15.12.2018
U18 Premier League Cup:
United enter in the First Round in
Man United (a) lost 0-1
Sat 10.11.2018 Chelsea (h) 11am
Sat 08.12.2018 Norwich City (h) 11am
FC have reduced admission prices for National League home games to £10,
£5 U18s/students, U12s free.
(NB: these discount prices were previously available only to NUFC ST holders
but have now been extended to everyone).
Next three GFC home games:
Aldershot Town 3pm
Sutton United 3pm
Solihull Moors 7.45pm
Other events @ SJP:
Fri 10.05.2019 Champions
Ticket sales online
Fri 06.09.2019 England v Italy. Friendly.
International Magpies |
National Service |
2018/19 international breaks:
05.01.2019-01.02.2019 Asian Cup Finals
06.06.2019-30.06.2019 Copa America Finals
07.06.2019-30.06.2019 AFCON Finals
Coxy's Cockup Corner |
Whoops, He did it Again... |
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
This Day in History
Born Or Died:
1991 Greg McDermott born, Liverpool.
Central midfielder and younger brother
of Neale - alongside whom he occasionally sat on
United's first team bench next to dad Terry (and
Kevin Keegan) during the 1990s.
Coming through the Academy ranks, Greg made his
Reserve team bow from the bench in a 2-1 victory
over the mackems at Eppleton in January 2009.
His first goal at that level then came away to
Huddersfield the following September - in front of
his dad, who was watching as part of his Terriers'
assistant boss role.
Greg was released by United in Summer 2012 and had
trials at Hartlepool United, Doncaster Rovers and
However, a broken wrist sustained during a
pre-season game for the Brewers in August of that
year put McDermott's hopes of a deal with the League
Two side on ice.
And having recovered from that blow, his second
trial at Burton in October 2012 also ended
prematurely when he picked up an injury after
scoring during a reserve game against Grimsby Town.
Greg next popped up for a trial at
Newcastle Jets in Australia, before spells at
Stockport County and Bury, although he failed to
appear at senior level for the Shakers.
By January 2014 he'd appeared on trial at Gateshead
but again injury disrupted his hopes of gaining a
permanent contract and he was sidelined by an ankle
A further tryout with the Tynesiders was more
successful though, Greg agreeing a permanent
contract at the International Stadium ahead of the
Making just one competitive appearance
before being released, he later took up a role at
P7, 10pts, 6th/18
Debut for Peter McWilliam, at left half.
1913 Oldham Athletic
P8, 7pts, 14th/20
Tummon(44), Gee(55), Walters(85)
1919 Bradford (h)
P11, 15pts, 2nd/22
second half hat-trick for Billy Hibbert made sure of the
victory after a tight opening 45 minutes.
1924 Sunderland (a)
P12, 12pts, 8th/22
1930 Derby County (h)
P11, 10pts, 14th/22
Debut and only appearance for the memorably named
Errington Keen, thankfully better known as Ike. He later
played over 200 times for his debut opponents.
Derby's fifth goal was scored by George Stephenson, a
native of Seaton Delaval.
1941 Gateshead (h)
Stubbins 2, Wayman
P13, 17pts, 4th/22
The conversion of Jackie Milburn from right wing to
centre of the attack took place here at Gigg Lane.
After the sale of Charlie Wayman to Southampton,
Milburn took the number nine shirt and proceeded to
score a hat-trick.
However, it was against stand-in 'keeper Harry Catterick,
filling in for George Bradshaw who had broken his leg
early in the game. Them's is the breaks....
Meanwhile, the reserves were in action against their Aston
Villa counterparts at SJP.
A 4-2 home win featured goals from Thomas Thompson, Albert
Sibley, Andrew Donaldson and George Hair.
Charlton Athletic (h)
P12, 11pts, 13th/22
Robledo opened the scoring for United after just
twelve seconds. Charlton's first half equaliser came after
Lock's 60-yard free-kick bounced in altoughh there was a
suspicion that the last touch was via Fenton's hand.
Doncaster Rovers (a) 2-7 (1-5)
Walker(7,22), Mooney(10,31,89), Tindill(41),
The Magpies played in this Monday night kickabout
under the new Belle Vue floodlights, just days after signing
defender Bill Paterson from
He captained United against his former club but couldn't
prevent reserve 'keeper Ron Anderson from having a night
to forget - and conceding to 15 year-old Alick Jeffrey.
Anderson, Cowell, McMichael, Scoular, Paterson, Crowe,
Milburn, Broadis, White, Curry, Mitchell.
Preston North End (a)
P13, 15pts, 7th/22
A see-saw encounter at Deepdale saw the hosts recover
from going 0-2 down to drawing 3-3, only for Albert Franks
to turn in the box and meet John McGuigan's header with a
superb rising first-time shot with his right boot.
1969 Tottenham Hotspur (a)
P16, 14pts, 12th/22
Norwich City (h)
P13, 12pts, 11th/22
Ahead early on
through a typical close range finish from Supermac, United
were pegged back just on half time.
The Canaries had no answer to the home side's
attacking threat after the break though, Alan Gowling
quickly netting from an acute angle at the Leazes End.
Gowling headed another and Mac muscled his way through
for 4-1 before Ted McDougall nodded home to reduce the
Newcastle had the last word though, Mac sprinting down the
left and whipping over a low centre that David Jones slid
deflected past his own 'keeper at the near post.
footage is online here
One-time mackem Messiah Bob Stokoe was forced to resign as
their manager, following abuse from disgruntled Rokerites
who had seen their team fail to win in nine league games.
However, Stokoe's place in wearside affections was
restored following his death in 2004, when a public
collection raised £73K to erect a statue in his honour
outside the stadium of plight.
Swansea City (h)
P12, 12pts, 10th/22
A poor way to celebrate the centenary of football
being played on St.James' Park. Alan Waddle, a relative of
Chris, scored the winner. Remembered here.
P11, 8pts, 21st/22
A fourth home league defeat from the first six played
left Newcastle at the wrong end of the First Division
table, with only Manchester City beneath them.
There was a competitive senior debut for Darren
Jackson, who came off the bench to replace goalscorer Ian
Blackburn Rovers (h) 2-1 (1-0)
P12, 23pts, 2nd/24
After a late winner against Bradford City at SJP four
days earlier, Mark McGhee was United's hero again.
footage is online here
mackems (a)Fox(9), Beardsley(34pen), Cole(56)
P11, 33pts, 1st/24
The goal that launched a thousand postcards, a million
Magpie memories and a great soundbite.
"I fancy Liam O'Brien over the wall" said
Lennie Lawrence on TV, seconds before the Dubliner wrote
his name across Geordie hearts and caused one almighty
celebration on the Roker End among joyous United fans.
Gary Owers put through his own goal for the first, Gordon
Armstrong equalised. Cue Liam, leaving Tim Carter
flat-footed to give United a record-breaking 11th
footage online here (from 5.40)
(Spain) (h) 3-2 (2-0)
UEFA Cup 2nd Round 1st Leg
United repeated the custom of the previous Fairs Cup
era by wearing their away strip for this game - an Asics
all blue affair.
Three goals to the good and with the crowd in jubilant
mood, the team however allowed their concentration to slip
and conceded two costly goals in the closing stages.
A certain local newspaper hack later blamed fans for their
excessive celebrations and indulging in a Mexican wave
that distracted the Newcastle players.
footage is online here
Leeds United (a)
P8, 15pts, 10th/20
One of the few occasions the blue, green and orange
away kit got an airing. A dreadful performance by United
as goals from Ribeiro, Kewell, Wetherall and a Beresford
own goal saw them well beaten.
Man of the Match for us was the-then Bolton player, Robbie
Elliott, who limped into the away end on crutches to cheer
the lads on.
P8, 9pts, 11th/20
A far from convincing win, but United rode their luck
to claim three precious points that rocketed them seven
places up the table, to eleventh.
Shola netted the only goal of the game after being set up
by Alan Shearer and Gary Speed, but at the other end Shay
Given's display was as important in the victory.
This game provided a classic example of Al running down
the clock by taking the ball to the corner flag, a tactic
that provoked mild -mannered defender Gareth
Southgate into a lunging tackle for which he was booked.
awful display from the reserves at Kingston Park as they
extended the goalless run to 425 minutes and seldom looked
like breaking their duck against a Blackburn Rovers side
who were little better.
Jamal Johnson wandered round Titus Bramble to rifle home shot from 15 yards past Tony Caig.
2005 Two first
half goals from the home side meant that the reserves left
Birmingham City empty-handed and with yet another name
added to the club's sick list.
Aussie international defender Craig Moore's comeback after
a three month absence saw him lasted only 45 minutes
before limping from the field at St.Andrew's.
2008 United's U18 side recorded a 3-1 home
victory over their Barnsley counterparts, thanks to a hat
trick from Nile Ranger.
quotes from Mike Ashley roughly
akin to deranged world domination rantings of a James Bond
appeared in the Sunday Times:
"I have to put £20m a year into the club — I spend
more than every other fan put together puts into the club
each year. If you can’t pay up front to buy the club,
you can’t afford it.
deserves a shot at the title — he has done a great job.
But if I keep the club I will have the final say on
players. I am the one who has to fund the club.
“Of course I regret
it (buying the club). I never said I was an expert
in football clubs. I tried my best. But I accept my best
was woefully short.”
2011 Newcastle reserves beat Liverpool 3-2 at
Whitley Park thanks to goals from Nile Ranger (2) and
Coach Willie Donachie took charge for the first time
(although predecessor Peter Beardsley was in the home
dugout) as the second string extended their unbeaten start
to the season to five matches.
half strikes from Adam Campbell and Haris Vuckic ensured
that United's second string left Craven Cottage with a
point, while Massadio Haidara began his comeback.
Leicester City (h)
P8, 7pts, 18th/20
Kick-off was delayed by an hour after the new
Leazes End scoreboard came adrift, before United secured a
first Premier League victory of the season at the
eighth time of asking.
The importance of Gabriel Obertan's second half winner was
underlined by owner Mike Ashley entering the home dressing
room after full time to offer his congratulations.
Norwich City (h)
P9, 6pts, 18th/20
On a memorable afternoon at Gallowgate,
Steve McClaren's side broke their duck in
spectacular fashion and gave credence to the Head Coach's assertion that our season actually started here rather than in August.
Smiles replaced frowns in the stands and relieved fans saluted the whole side
at full time - with particular praise afforded to four goal hero Gini
NUFC.com match report
P13, 28pts, 1st/24
Dwight Gayle fired
United to the top of the Championship as his purple
patch continued with two second half goals at Oakwell on a Tuesday night.
That made it seven goals in four games for the league's
leading scorer as he
notched his tenth and eleventh goals of the season.
NUFC.com match report