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Special K for supper
Former Magpie player and manager Kevin
Keegan is back on Tyneside next month for a charity evening - staged back
where it all began for him here in 1982.
Now known as the Radisson, the former Gosforth Park Hotel hosted a packed
press conference at which Keegan's arrival at the club was confirmed.
He's returning there on Friday September 7th to raise funds for
Beacon Hill School in Wallsend, a vital resource for youngsters with learning
Tickets are £50 per person/£500 per
table including a three course meal, with a limited VIP option for £75.
online here or via 0191 234 1666.
to organisers Premier Transport we have a pair of tickets up for grabs
and simply require you to briefly explain what is happening here in 1995:
answer to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date is this coming Friday @ 5pm - one entry per person please.
Prize consists of two tickets for the evening including food only. Any other
expenses - drinks, transport, hotels etc - aren't included.
Following a 1-1 draw at West Bromwich
Albion in their opening game, Newcastle's U23 face the mackems this evening
(Monday) at SJP in a 7pm kick-off.
Ticket details have now been confirmed, with home fans able to gain access as
usual to the East Stand, with free entry for current season ticket holders and
members or else £3 for adults and £1 concessions.
Visiting fans however are required to purchase tickets ahead of the game and no
pay turnstiles for mackems will be open - it doesn't take a great deal of
thought to see how that plan is less than watertight....
The two sides have been in different leagues since a re-jigging of reserve
football in 2012, the mackems now demoted to join us in Division Two.
However there was an U23 derby last season in the
Premier League International Cup; United winning 11-10 on penalties after a 2-2
draw on wearside.
The red and whites began their season with a 1-2 defeat by Stoke City at Eppleton
Tyne-wear Derbies - PL Reserve League:
2012/13 drew 2-2 Inman, Campbell
2011/12 drew 3-3 Obertan, Gosling, Donaldson
2008/09 lost 1-2 Godsmark
2007/08 lost 1-3 og (KP)
2005/06 won 3-2 Finnigan, Carroll, Smylie (KP)
2004/05 drew 1-1 Guy (KP)
2003/04 won 3-1 Ferrell 2, Guy
2002/03 lost 0-1 (GS)
2001/02 lost 2-4 English, McMenamin (KP)
2000/01 lost 0-1 (KP)
1999/00 won 3-1 McMahon, Robinson, Gall (KP)
(All at SJP except GS=Gateshead Stadium, KP=Kingston
PL Cup draw made
Newcastle's U23 side have been drawn in Group H of this season's Premier
League Cup, where they will face Southampton, Leeds United and
either Newport County or Notts County.
Each side faces the other at home and away, with a date for the Newport v
Notts playoff yet to be fixed.
Last season saw the Magpies negotiate their way out of a group comprising of
Burnley, Swansea City and Colchester United before beating Bournemouth in the
last sixteen of the competition.
They were then eliminated in the Quarter Finals by Sheffield United.
0 Newcastle 0
point gained or two thrown away?
Whatever your view, this was an awful Saturday in South Wales for Newcastle
- both sides colluding to create instantly forgettable football on live TV.
United's shortcomings were more memorable though, in the form of a red card
and a missed penalty kick.
95 minutes of uninspired toil had seen the visitors field four different
players at right back, one of that quartet - Isaac Hayden - dismissed in the
Just when we appeared to have escaped with a point after an equally
toothless Cardiff side failed to create a goal or even an effort on target,
a stray hand in the home area gave us the opportunity of victory.
Sadly though with designated penalty taker Matt Ritchie already off the
field and Joselu not trusted to reprise his rotten effort against Burnley
last season, the burden from 12 yards fell to Kenedy.
The Brazilian had struggled to make any significant impact all afternoon,
more interested in attempting selfish dribbles than passing the ball.
His run-up was far from purposeful and resembled a poor dead ball attempt
from slightly further out just minutes before, side-footing straight
at goalkeeper Neil Etheridge, who had no problem in saving a second spot
kick in as many appearances this season.
Kenedy was actually lucky to still be on the pitch at all; kicking out at
Victor Camarasa during the first half right in front of hapless referee, Craig Pawson.
The referee played his part in a frustrating afternoon, started off by
booking Matt Ritchie, despite two home
players injuring each other as our man attempted to win the ball fairly.
Pawson then showed no mercy in dismissing Isaac Hayden for a 67th challenge
on Josh Murphy in the middle of the field, but then failed to red card Harry Arter
for a comparable assault on Joselu soon after.
Ayoze Perez had two chances in the first half, finding Etheridge on both
occasions, although the 'keeper almost let in Joselu when he spilled
Martin Dubravka almost got in trouble when delaying a clearance but
thankfully the block went away from goal, while a tenth minute header from Sol Bamba
was cleared from in front of the line.
The game soon lost its way though and with Kenedy escaping punishment, Javier
Manquillo was also lucky to stay on after continuing to pull back Josh
Murphy having already been booked - the former Norwich winger showing the
Spaniard a clean pair of heels.
Having had treatment before the break, Manquillo was replaced by Hayden at
half time but the wantaway substitute
looked equally uncomfortable.
After several indiscretions, Hayden's challenge on Murphy in the 66th minute saw Pawson go for his pocket, pause
and then show a straight red.
(Apologising later via social media, Hayden rightly called the tackle
needless and stupid - he's right).
United arguably played their best football a man short and when Arter wasn't
dismissed for his terrible hack, a sense of injustice seemed to fire-up
Mo Diame was fouled on the "D" but Kenedy wasted the free-kick hitting it
low into the wall, with Joselu slicing the follow-up out for a throw.
Then came the penalty incident, after substitute Yoshinro Muto's ball across
the box was clearly handled by Bluebirds Captain Sean Morrison.
Kenedy duly stepped for the penalty in front of the away fans. He may have
been confident, but he certainly didn't look it and a quick poll of fellow
sufferers confirmed that the miss was no shock.
With Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal next up in the league for Rafa's
side, a barely-deserved draw today at least got us off zero points.
However, spurning the golden opportunity for a win that unexpectedly dropped
in our lap was careless - and potentially of great significance come next
Quite what the future holds for Neil Warnock's City side remains to be seen,
but their failure to beat our ten men or even score against us doesn't bode
Few of our lot enhanced their reputations though and had the continuing
shortages at right back not forced Rafa's hand with substitutions then there
were plenty of candidates to be hauled off.
Former Swansea man Jonjo
Shelvey did what he could to silence the "Harry Potter" chants from home
fans, supplying some incisive passes that neither Joselu nor Perez could
capitalise on sufficiently.
A sizeable improvement over the next three games is required if we're to
avoid travelling to Crystal Palace next month for a "relegation six
We're not his greatest fans, but the likely return of DeAndre Yedlin next
weekend is positive news. The enforced sidelining of Hayden meanwhile gives
more urgency to the task of integrating Fabian Schar and Federico Fernandez,
while Salomon Rondon's lack of match fitness has to be addressed quickly.
Full match report to follow.
Team: Dubravka, Manquillo (Hayden 46), Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie
(Murphy 70), Shelvey,
Diame, Kenedy, Perez (Muto 65), Joselu.
Subs n/u: Darlow, Fernandez, Ki, Rondon.
Sent off: Hayden - 67 violent conduct.
Booked: Ritchie, Manquillo.
Ecuele, Morrison, Bamba, Bennett, Arter, Camarasa (Reid 76), Ralls, Murphy
(Mendez-Laing 78), Zohore,
Hoilett (Paterson 83).
Subs n/u: Smithies, Cunningham, Madine, Richards.
Booked: Camarasa, Arter.
Referee: Craig Pawson
- the South Yorkshire whistler was shocking for both sides, showing his red
card last week during the Wolves versus Everton game and brandishing it
Pawson's last Toon outing had been the 1-0 home victory over Manchester
United back in February but take a look at his remarkably similar performance
in our defeat at
Huddersfield Town a year ago.
Crowd: 30,720 - far from a sell-out for City's first home game back
in the Premier League, with around 2,500 unused seats in both home and away
Those present included Bluebirds owner Vincent Tan, sporting a home shirt tucked into
some slacks that were belted up to his armpits. Oh dear.
One wayward attempt on goal from Josh Murphy prompted a sarcastic chorus of "you're
just a sh*t Jacob Murphy" from the travelling contingent.
"It was a difficult game against a
physical team, and we played a lot with 10 players.
"We had Javier Manquillo who was
injured and then Hayden came in and got sent off - so we had too many
problems. In the end to get a point, it could be better, but we cannot
complain too much.
"I was watching so many things today that I have my opinions but I will
not give my opinions about the (referee’s) decision (to dismiss
On the missed spot kick:
"It was a poor penalty, he's not happy he missed a good chance.
"A young player that has talent and he has to learn about the game and
these kind of games. He will understand he can make the difference for us in
one way, or the other way; it has to be in the positive way because he’s a
We win as a team and lose as a team. I am not concerned about the fact he
missed a penalty - he has to take responsibility."
"We don’t know - still, it’s too early - but he twisted his ankle. It
could be a foul but was not even (given as) a foul. We will see if it
is not very serious, and hopefully we have DeAndre Yedlin for next week.”
Cardiff City 0-0 Newcastle
Everton 2-1 Southampton
Leicester City 2-0 Wolves
Spurs 3-1 Fulham
West Ham 1-2 Bournemouth
Chelsea 3-2 Arsenal
Burnley 1-3 Watford
Manchester City 6-1 Huddersfield Town
Brighton 3-2 Manchester United
Crystal Palace v Liverpool (8pm) Sky
Rafa Benitez reached his half century of Premier League games as
Newcastle manager, collecting his 13th draw to go with 15 wins and 22 defeats.
Newcastle's ten game winning run in league games against Cardiff ended,
but taking a point means that they remain unbeaten in 11 league meetings since
a 0-1 loss at Ninian Park in February 1981.
Jacob and Josh Murphy became the second set of twins to face each other
in the Premier League when the former appeared as a 70th minute substitute.
The first pair were Michael Keane and twin brother Will, who met when Burnley
played Hull City back in September 2016.
Isaac Hayden is the fifth Newcastle player to have been dismissed
during a Premier League game after having arrived from the substitute's bench
- although only four of those resulted in suspensions:
1997 Keith Gillespie Arsenal (a) on 52, off 79
2005 Steven Taylor Aston Villa (h) on 52, off 73
2014 Paul Dummett Liverpool (a) on 82, off 87*
2016 Jamaal Lascelles Everton (a) on 44, off 90
2018 Isaac Hayden Cardiff (a) on 46, off 67
* subsequently rescinded on appeal
NUFC v Warnock teams on the road:
2018/19 Cardiff City drew 0-0
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
2018/19 drew 0-0
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
Newcastle U18s 0 West Brom U18s 3
Having shipped six goals without reply at
Manchester City on opening weekend, Newcastle's U18s found no home comforts at
Little Benton on Saturday.
Unlucky to be trailing 0-1 at the break after Eoin Ashton gave Albion a 33rd
minute lead, the visitors proceeded to dominate the second half.
Dan Langley was beaten by Morgan Rogers after 57 and 78 minutes, but the
Magpies custodian made a series of saves to avoid what could have been a far
greater margin of defeat.
Team: Langley, Barrett, Gamblin, Allen (White 80), Swailes, McEntee,
Ebanks, Rounsfell (Scott 63), Cole, Young, Kasinga.
Subs n/u: Reed, Marshall, Brannen.
Dwight Gayle (West Bromwich Albion)
The Baggies blitzed Steve McClaren's struggling QPR side at The Hawthorns on
Saturday afternoon, triumphing 7-1 in the Championship.
Striker Gayle appeared for 83 minutes and his first as an Albion player put
them 4-1 up in the 67th minute.
Jack Colback (Nottingham Forest)
Our upcoming League Cup opponents shared four goals with Wigan Athletic in the
Championship on Saturday.
Midfielder Colback played the full game at the DW Stadium, collecting his
second booking this season.
Josef Yarney (Morecambe)
A 0-1 reverse at Stevenage in League Two on Saturday means that the Shrimpers
have lost all four league and cup games so far this season.
Defender Yarney completed 90 minutes and was yellow carded.
Trees on TV
Newcastle face a trip to Nottingham Forest
in the Second Round of this season's League Cup - the Championship side having
knocked the Magpies out of the competition at the same stage last season.
The tie will be staged on Wednesday August 29th and is live on Sky Sports
with a 7.45pm kick-off. A result must be achieved on the night via 90
minutes play or a penalty shootout (there's no extra time).
That comes between
our Sunday PL home meeting with Chelsea and the following Saturday's PL visit
to Manchester City.
Our last visit to the City Ground in this competition was in 2011, when goals
from Peter Lovenkrands (2), Danny Simpson and Fabricio Coloccini earned a 4-3
victory in a Third Round tie.
And last season's exit came at Gallowgate, when a 97th minute winner saw Forest
win 3-2, Rolando Aarons and Aleksandar Mitrovic on target for us.
Forest made it through to the Second Round via a penalty shootout, beating Bury
10-9 after the sides played out a 1-1 draw on the banks of the Trent.
AFC Wimbledon v West Ham Sky
Blackburn Rovers v Lincoln City
Burton Albion v Aston Villa
Nottingham Forest v Newcastle Sky
Doncaster Rovers v Blackpool
Everton v Rotherham United
Hull City v Derby County
Leeds United v Preston North End
Leicester City v Fleetwood Town
Boro v Rochdale
Sheffield Wednesday v Wolves
Stoke City v Huddersfield Town
Walsall v Macclesfield Town
West Bromwich Albion v Mansfield Town
AFC Bournemouth v MK Dons
Brentford v Cheltenham Town
Brighton v Southampton
Cardiff City v Norwich City
Fulham v Exeter City
Millwall v Plymouth Argyle
Newport County v Oxford United
QPR v Bristol Rovers
Reading v Watford
Swansea City v Crystal Palace
Wycombe Wanderers v Forest Green Rovers
As followers of another club that Mike Ashley
and his cohorts have been involved with, you'd expect that Rangers fans would
have tales to tell - and they do.
Two of their number have now contributed to a True Faith podcast
lifting the lid on murky goings-on in Govan - it's worth a listen: online
PS: Speaking of True Faith, the
fanzine is to make a welcome return to a printed format, with the first
edition available in time for the Leicester City home game in late September.
Update: News outlets in Turkey report that
Saivet has now completed his medical and trained with his future colleagues.
It's yet to be confirmed whether he's now put pen to paper, but he wasn't
named in the matchday squad for Saturday's home meeting with Kayserispor.
Magpies midfielder Henri Saivet is to spend this season on loan at
Turkish Super Lig side Bursaspor.
27 year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at
Sivasspor and their coach Samet Aybaba has now left there in favour of
Saivet 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
From the Liberia Sports website, Thursday:
Newcastle United midfielder Mo Sangare
has been included in Coach Thomas Kojo’s 13-man foreign based squad ahead of
Liberia's 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
The Lone Star will take on the Democratic Republic of Congo on 9th September
2018 in Monrovia. Sangare, 19 plays for the Newcastle U23 side which plays in
the Premier League Reserve League.
The player was born in Monrovia but moved
to England at the Age of 14’ and has been desperate to represent his land of
Newcastle 1 Tottenham 2
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:
(The Premier League website lists all three of our ties with dates tbc:
Norwich and Chelsea at home and Manchester United away).
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.
West Brom U23s 1 Newcastle U23s 1
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.
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.