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Newcastle's U23 side go in
search of back to back league victories for the first time this season
tonight, when they face Aston Villa at Walsall.
It's a 7pm start at the Bescot Stadium (aka Banks's Stadium) and
admission is at the gate, priced at £3 for adults and £1 concessions.
Team: Woodman, Cass, O'Connor, Watts, Gibson, Bailey, S.Longstaff,
Roberts, M.Longstaff, Wilson, Sorensen.
Subs: Harker, Walters, Sangare, Cabreras, Toure.
Yannick Toure is included on the bench - the 18 year-old forward signed in
pre-season is yet to feature competitively at any level for United.
Ben Dawson's side defeated Fulham 5-2 at the
start of October, following that up with home and away wins over Notts County
in two cup competitions.
It's almost a year to the day that the sides met last season at Walsall, with
the Villans scoring six times without reply. Some retribution was then gained
in April at Gallowgate with a 2-0 home win.
The action then moves to St. James' Park on Friday
night, when United host their Boro counterparts in another 7pm
Usual spectator access arrangements will apply to that latter game; East Stand
turnstiles open and admission free for current ST holders & members, or
else £3 adults and £1 concessions.
"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, asking who United faced in the 1911 FA Cup Final - their last
final appearance before WW1.
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
The answer was Bradford City and
from the correct answers received, we picked one from Thomas Guthrie in
Wallsend. Thanks to all who entered.
PS: Author Paul Joannou is appearing at this year's Newcastle Book
Festival, hosting a slide show and talking about his new publication.
The hour-long event is at 11am on Thursday November 29th at
Newcastle Central Library and costs £3 (tickets here
or from the venue).
rail strike update
Railway report that they intend to operate an hourly service between London
Waterloo and Southampton and return this Saturday, despite industrial
action by the RMT.
Details of the timetable are yet to be published.
information online here
Newcastle 0 Brighton 1
Newcastle's failing season took another turn for the worse on Saturday, a
fifth successive home reverse allied with Cardiff City's maiden win of the
campaign sending Rafa Benitez's side to the foot of the table.
A typically ragged goal did the damage just before the half hour; Albion
incorrectly awarded a corner that was headed back across the box and hit
goalwards by Jose Izquierdo, deflecting off Paul Dummett and Beram Kayal
before ending up in the back of the Magpies net.
Up to that point a promising opening by the hosts had seen Ayoze Perez denied
from close range and seek to take the game to opposition.
However that early momentum was halted by an early injury to visiting
goalkeeper Mat Ryan and a more serious 16th minute stoppage after a clash
of heads between Glenn Murray and Federico Fernandez.
The Newcastle defender was able to continue, but the Brighton attacker left on
a stretcher and was taken to hospital for precautionary tests.
Falling behind on 29 minutes, United dominated the remainder of the second
half and eight additional minutes, Jonjo Shelvey's effort saved, Yoshinori
Muto heading over and a Kenedy shot clearing the bar.
The second half would be a similar tale of wasted opportunities and
meaningless possession, ultimately managing 27 scoring efforts but getting
just six of those on target - Ryan notably equal to a Shelvey free kick.
Having played second fiddle for the second half, Albion almost grabbed a
second in added time, but substitute Yves Bissouma shot wide with the goal
Few of those left in the ground would begrudge visiting manager Chris Hughton
celebrating his first victory at Gallowgate in five attempts since he was
shown the door by Mike Ashley - present today - back in 2010.
Regardless of the misfortune surrounding Brighton's goal though, the fact
remains that a second successive 0-0 draw here against the Seagulls would have
been only marginally better than losing.
Quite simply we needed to win: for the team, the fans, the manager, the club,
even for the owner.
Our ongoing failure to score goals and the continued absence of the striker
we've pinned our hopes on this season are rapidly undermining the efforts
that brought us a tenth place finish last season.
Where do we go from here? With two points from a possible 27 after nine games,
the answer is inevitable unless there's the most almighty reversal of fortune.
Yes, there'll be a trip to Brighton next April, but after that it'll be
Birmingham, Blackburn, Bolton, Brentford and Bristol - which will do nothing
to prevent the club's value diminishing still further.
Cut your losses Mike, just sell up and **** off.
Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Fernandez,
Dummett, Ritchie, Shelvey, Diame, Kenedy, Perez, Muto (Joselu 74).
Subs n/u: Darlow, Manquillo, Schar, Hayden, Atsu, Murphy.
Ryan, Saltor (Bernado 68), Duffy, Dunk, Bong, Jahanbakhsh,
Stephens, Kayal, Izquierdo (Bissouma 80), March, Murray (Locadia 16).
Subs n/u: Button, Andone, Balogun, Knockaert.
Booked: Kayal, Jahanbakhsh.
Crowd: 50,329 including 1,600 happy travelling fans. Former NUFC Chairman
Chris Mort was present.
Seagulls @ St. James' - all time:
2018/19 lost 0-1
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 Shoulder
1961/62 won 5-0 Leek 3, Tuohy, Hale
1929/30 won 3-0 Gallacher 3 (FAC)
Newcastle have now endured a nine
game winless start to a Premier League season for the first time,
today's outcome meaning we'd eclipsed the eight game barren opening to the
One has to go to 1898/99 to find a worse opening sequence of results,
our maiden top-flight campaign beginning with six losses and four draws.
Nine games without a victory is by no means our worst run of form in the PL,
Rafa's United enduring an identical run between October and December
And 1999 was particularly bleak, with a 14 game winless run running
from April until September.
The Magpies also made it five successive league defeats at SJP, emulating a run in November and
December 2017 which is their worst home PL run - one less than their longest
of all-time, six losses between September and October 1953.
In terms of losing home starts, five off the belt to start a season is a new
low in our entire history.
United ended the day bottom of the table, the first time that they've been in
20th since October 2015 following a 1-6 loss at Manchester City.
Chris Hughton has now won twice against former club Newcastle as a
manager - this being his first victory on Tyneside in five 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
2018/19 Newcastle 0 Brighton 1
"We'll just carry on trying to win games and try to find three
teams worse than us.”
"Sometimes, you lose games without creating too much or because the
other team is too strong and you have to defend; today, we were in control, we
had the chances, and they scored a goal from a corner that was not even a
"After, they were just wasting time.
“I think after a game like this one, you have to say we did almost
everything to win. ‘Almost’, meaning we were not good enough in the final
third and didn’t take our chances but in terms of the effort of the players,
you cannot ask for more.
"I am confident that if the team continues playing and working as hard as
today then we will score goals.
"Everyone can see that the team tried everything. Sometimes, when you
talk about games when you talk about us having to defend against some
"Today we had 27 attempts. We had control, they had a corner, which wasn’t
a corner, and they scored.
"The last five minutes they had some chances when we were giving the ball
away. Too many things, too much control, we have to be more clinical in the
"Today, we were so much in
control, we were making crosses. We put Ritchie on the left-hand side to be
sure that we could deliver some crosses and then we put Joselu on.
"But we had control of the game, so
they were not a threat at that time.
"Then to change something when you
are in control, we did with a striker to have more presence in the box and
after, we were conceding more things.
"But I will repeat, we were so much
in control that it was better to carry on doing what we had to do.
"We knew it could be like that (playing
long balls forward) because they were waiting and pressing and especially
Jonjo (Shelvey), trying to stop him playing.
"Then when you cannot play easily,
you have to find a solution and then strikers with mobility could be an
"But it's not just if you play long,
if you play high or not, if you play long, on the floor, it could be fine. But
at the same time, we knew it could be like that and we had to win the second
"It's something that we were
expecting, but again I will say we have to be more precise when we move the
“Everybody's a bit down now. We have lost a game we deserved to win or at
least get something. It's difficult to explain when you have these situations.
“I have said before it's difficult. It's still difficult. It's a long race.
We have to keep going and we have to make sure we keep going at this level and
"I'm still convinced (we can avoid relegation)."
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.
While the constant time-wasting of the visitors was a massive irritation, no
amount of added time would have been enough to save us today.
Latest PL results/fixture:
Chelsea 2-2 Manchester United
Bournemouth 0-0 Southampton
Cardiff City 4-2 Fulham
Manchester City 5-0 Burnley
Newcastle 0-1 Brighton and Hove Albion
West Ham 0-1 Spurs
Wolves 0-2 Watford
Huddersfield Town 0-1 Liverpool
Everton 2-0 Crystal Palace
Arsenal v Leicester City (8pm) Sky
New on the shelves of our sponsors CentrAle are
this trio of Toon-themed beers from Fanscapes.
1892 pale ale and Cathedral dark ale are all available separately, or
together in a gift
one bottle of each for £10 - stocks are limited.
for old boys
An excellent of
2,520 watched Northern League side Dunston UTS bow out of the FA Cup at
the Fourth Qualifying Round stage on Saturday lunchtime - beaten 0-4 at home
by neighbours Gateshead.
Tynesiders boss Steve Watson named three former Newcastle players in his
lineup, defender Mike Williamson and midfield duo Jack Hunter and Greg Olley -
the latter who opened the scoring.
action is online here
At Croft Park meanwhile, a tight tie ended with Blyth Spartans
losing 0-1 to York City in front of a crowd of 1,378 including old favourite
Spartans manager and ex-Magpie Alun Armstrong selected former United pair
Jamie Holmes and Alex Nicholson, while the Minstermen had SJP old boy Adam
Bartlett between the posts.
Meanwhile, a Hartlepool United side featuring both Ryan Donaldson and
Ryan McLaughlin edged past Kidsgrove Athletic 1-0 to reach the First Round.
Monday evening sees the draw for the First Round Proper of the competition
staged at 7pm on BBC2. Ties are played over the weekend of November
Everton U18s 7 Newcastle U18s 1
Following a two week break from their exertions, Newcastle U18s returned to
action at Finch Farm on Saturday but lost for the fifth successive game.
Facing a table-topping Toffees side that had won six and drawn the other one
of their league games, the black and whites fell behind after four minutes
when Korede Adedoyin beat goalkeeper Otto Huuhtanen.
Ellis Simms then doubled Everton's advantage on 25 minutes before Newcastle
halved the deficit six minutes later, Thomas Cole reacting first to reach
Deese Kasinga's shot when it rebounded off a post.
It was 1-3 at the interval when Simms netted on 35 minutes and Adedoyin got his second
two minutes after the restart.
Simms competed his hat-trick five minutes later before getting his fourth
and Everton's sixth in the 71st minute.
Adedoyin then completed the rout seven
minutes from the end for a second treble against United in successive games,
visiting coach Dave Watson watching his side concede seven goals to his old
employers for the second time in 2018.
Eight games played, 31 goals conceded. Wow.
Team: Huuhtanen, Ebanks, Gamblin, McEntee (Brannen 71), Rounsfell,
Reed, Young, Allen (De Bolle 59), White, Kasinga (Gilchrist 46), Cole.
Subs n/u: Brown, Anderson.
It finished 1-1 away to Galatasaray in the Turkish Super Lig on Friday, but
Saivet remained sidelined due to injury.
(West Bromwich Albion)
No goal for Gayle in his 76 minutes on the field, as Albion were beaten 0-1 at
Wigan Athletic in the Championship on Saturday.
Almost 30,000 fans were at the City Ground on Saturday to see Norwich City
beat Forest 2-1 in the Championship - Colback completing the full 90.
Dan Barlaser/Luke Charman
Stanley's fine start to life in League One continued on Saturday with a 1-0
win at Peterborough United. Dan played the opening 80 minutes and was booked
but Luke was omitted from the matchday squad.
Defender Josef played the entire game on Saturday, as Morecambe were beaten
0-1 at home in League Two by Colchester United.
The winger was a 63rd minute arrival from the bench on Sunday, as ten man
Liberec were beaten 0-1 at home by Slavia Prague in the Czech Liga.
"A football club? Sorry, wrong
From NUFC, Friday:
Newcastle United has launched a brand new local rate telephone number for
supporters wanting to purchase tickets or contact the club.
The new number, 0344 372 1892, is
live now and was introduced following feedback from supporters.
The 0344 local rate number replaces the
prefix 0844, which carried a cost of 7p per minute plus callers' network
Calls cost no more than calls to
geographic numbers (01 or 02).
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).
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.”
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.
Caldwell is assisted at Firhill by fellow SJP old boy Brian Kerr,
who had latterly been in charge of Junior side East Kilbride.
The Magpies make the 646 mile round to Hampshire this Saturday to
face a Southampton side managed by miserable Mark Hughes.
It's an old-fashioned, non-televised, 3pm kick-off at St.Mary's
Stadium and Newcastle's 2,500 allocation is now sold out - 700 less than they
were allocated a year ago for a Sunday 4pm kick-off.
Salomon Rondon remains unfit, amid claims that he's a
month away from returning. Florian Lejeune is also still sidelined.
Coral matchday betting will appear here
Toon @ Saints - Premier League era:
2017/18: Drew 2-2 Hayden, Perez
2015/16: Lost 1-3 Townsend
2014/15: Lost 0-4
2013/14: Lost 0-4
2012/13: Lost 0-2
2004/05: Won 2-1 OG, Carr
2003/04: Drew 3-3 Ameobi, Bowyer, Ambrose
2003/04: Won 3-0 Dyer 2, Robert (FAC)
2002/03: Drew 1-1 Bellamy
2001/02: Lost 1-3 Shearer
2000/01: Lost 0-2 No scorer*
1999/00: Lost 2-4 Shearer, Speed*
1998/99: Lost 1-2 Hamann*
1997/98: Lost 1-2 Lee
1996/97: Drew 2-2 Ferdinand, Clark*
1995/96: Lost 0-1 No scorer*
1994/95: Lost 1-3 Kitson*
1993/94: Lost 1-2 Cole*
* At the Dell, all subsequent games at St. Mary's
The Saints have issues of their own, with just one Premier League victory so
far this season - a 0-2 success at Crystal Palace in early September.
Since then they've drawn 2-2 at home to Brighton, lost a trio of games (0-3 at
Liverpool, 0-2 at Wolves and 0-3 at home to Chelsea) and then drew 0-0 at
Bournemouth last weekend.
That all means that when they kick off against Newcastle on Saturday they
won't have scored a PL goal in 385 minutes of play.
Western Railway report that they intend to operate an hourly service
between London Waterloo and Southampton and return this Saturday, despite
industrial action by the RMT.
Details of the timetable are yet to be published.
information online here
The RMT union are taking strike action on South Western Railway from
00.01 on Tuesday October 23rd to 23.59 on Saturday October 27th
That means that their services will be will vastly reduced
or non-existent, with only a very limited number of bus replacements on some
That includes the route from 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.
services serve Southampton from London via (albeit slower and less frequent),
while Cross Country trains run to Southampton via Reading, allowing
connections from London Paddington.
National Express also run daily coach services from London
Victoria to Southampton and return.
Overseas TV: To follow
UK Radio: tbc
Local Radio: Live on BBC Radio Newcastle
Upcoming PL fixtures:
Brighton & Hove Albion v Wolves (3pm)
Fulham v Bournemouth (3pm)
Liverpool v Cardiff City (3pm)
Southampton v Newcastle (3pm)
Watford v Huddersfield Town (3pm)
Leicester City v West Ham (5.30pm) BT
Burnley v Chelsea (1.30pm)
Crystal Palace v Arsenal (1.30pm) Sky
Manchester United v Everton (4pm) Sky
Spurs v Manchester City (8pm) Sky
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: 0344
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 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, 0
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).
Wed 05.12.2018 Everton (a)
@ Goodison Park, 7.45pm. Premier League. ST holder sale
(25 points) from Tue 23.10.2018. Adults £30, £23 over-65s, U18s
£18. Allocation: tbc, lower tier sold initially.
v Norwich City (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League Cup.
Sun 09.12.2018 Wolves (h)
@ SJP, 4pm. Premier League. Member sale from Mon
sale Mon 05.11.2018 (online), Mon 12.11.2018 (in person/by phone).
on Sky Sports.
Live TV confirmation dates:
these are all "approximate dates"
Wed 12.12.2018 February 2019
Fri 25.01.2019 March 2019
Fri 22.02.2019 April 2019
Fri 05.04.2019 May 2019
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 NUFC ST holders attending their National League home games to
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
Elliot Anderson (Scotland U17s):
EC Qualifying Round:
Fri 26.10.2018 Kosovo (n) Paphos
Mon 29.10.2018 Cyprus (a) Paphos
Thu 01.11.2018 Switzerland (n) Paphos
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:
1911 Harry Ware born, Birmingham.
Inside right who followed Tom Mather - his boss at
Stoke City - to Gallowgate and marked his debut against Fulham with a
goal at SJP in September 1935.
Sold to Sheffield Wednesday in the summer of 1937, he quickly moved on
to Norwich City and later played for Northwich Victoria - becoming
manager at the Drill Field after World War II.
Harry also coached the Dutch side Haarlem before returning to England,
joining the staff at Port Vale.
After a stint as Crewe Alexandra manager, Ware renewed his association
with Stoke City, serving the Potters as trainer, reserve coach and
scout. He died in October 1970.
1980 Ian Martin born, Coleraine, Northern
Born in Northern Ireland but emigrating with his
family to Western Australia at the age of just one, goalkeeper Ian
learnt his trade at the John Curtin College and played for Joondalup
Returning to his birthplace aged 15, Ian was called up to the Northern
Ireland U16 side and coached by former Magpies 'keeper and manager
Appearing in the European Championships, Martin also featured at the
Milk Cup and was between the posts as his side were beaten
1-7 by Newcastle.
Returning to Australia while searching for a club in England, a trial
with Darlington came to nothing when Quakers boss and former Northern
Ireland custodian Jim Platt was sacked, but a tryout with
Newcastle led to Ian securing a two year YTS deal.
Capped by Northern Ireland at youth level during his time at SJP and
named on the bench by Ruud Gullit for a first team friendly at Reading
in 1999, Ian was part of a player clearout instigated by Sir Bobby
Robson in May 2000, at the end of his first season.
Returning to Northern Ireland and signing for hometown club Coleraine,
Ian later played for Australian side Adelaide City Force but returned
to England in 2004 with Conference side Leigh - where he deputised for
ex-Toon 'keeper, injured Gary Kelly.
1981 Mark Boyd born, Carlisle
Ball-playing midfielder who joined Newcastle as a
fourteen year old schoolboy and was handed a three-year professional
deal on his 17th birthday by then-boss Kenny Dalglish amid interest
from Manchester United.
Described by Sir Bobby Robson as the most naturally gifted player in
the club when he succeeded Ruud Gullit, Mark had fitness issues and
ultimately failed to make the grade, exiting SJP in summer 2002.
On the recommendation of Sir Bobby, "Skip" landed a two-year
deal with Port Vale (after an unsuccessful trial at Carlisle).
Later returning to Brunton Park, Boyd also went on to play for Gretna,
Macclesfield Town, Shamrock Rovers (trial), Scarborough (trial),
Stockport County (trial), Accrington Stanley, Southport and Sligo
Joining Barrow in 2008, Mark was part of the side who won the FA
Trophy at Wembley in 2010, exiting Holker Street a year later.
Later moves took him to Droylsden, Harraby Catholic Club, Workington
and Celtic Nation - becoming player/manager in August 2014.
When they folded, Boyd joined Carlisle City, who took over Nation's Gilford
1993 Gael Bigirimana born Bujumbura,
who moved from Burundi to England (via a spell in Uganda) as a
youngster and settled with his family in the Coventry area.
Turning up unannounced at Coventry City's training ground to request a
trial when aged 11, he was reportedly sent away - only to be called
back by a member of the coaching staff when they saw how fast he could
Returning the following day for a trial - when he admitted lying about
having any playing kit or boots - Bigi made an immediate impression
and signed schoolboy forms.
Later entering Coventry's youth academy, Gael signed a professional
contract in the summer of 2011 and was handed his first team debut by
Toon old boy Andy Thorn in the season opener against Leicester City.
United's interest in Bigi emerged in May 2012, when a bid said
to be between £500K and £1m was made, although the final deal was
officially for an undisclosed fee.
It was speculated that Bigi would be loaned out but after
featuring in pre-season first team games, he remained in situ and a senior debut followed against Atromitos in
Making 25 first team appearances that season, he scored
once with a spectacular effort in a home league win over Wigan.
Eligible to represent England, Burundi, Rwanda
and DR Congo, Gael was called up by England for the 2013 U20 World Cup
Playing in a warm-up game against Uruguay, his participation in
the tournament consisted only of an 89th minute substitute appearance
for the Young Lions against Iraq.
Beginning his second season as a Magpie, Bigi's fleeting international
bow meant that he was given extended time off and didn't link up with
the first team in pre-season.
What proved to be Bigirimana's sole senior action of the 2013/14
season was a Capital One Cup game at Morecambe, with injury limiting
his availability and seeing possible loan deals abandoned as a
Appearing in first team friendlies at Oldham Athletic and Sheffield
Wednesday ahead of the 2014/15 campaign, Gael continued to be excluded
from the first team and a stint training with Yeovil Town failed to
result in a loan offer from the League One side.
February 2015 saw him complete a
surprise loan move to Scottish side Rangers along with fellow discards
Remie Streete, Haris Vuckic, Shane Ferguson and Kevin Mbabu.
However, an undisclosed medical condition prevented Bigi from playing in
Scotland and he returned to Tyneside as new manager Steve McClaren
Featuring for the first team in pre-season - including a farcical
appearance in central defence against Portland Timbers - Bigi was then
loaned back to Coventry City.
Making his senior international debut for Burundi against DR Congo in
November 2015, Gael secured the release from the final year of his Magpies deal
in the following August and promptly signed for the Sky
A free agent the following summer, Gael then joined Scottish
Premiership side Motherwell, getting off the mark for his new club in
a League Cup tie against Ross County.
By his 25th birthday he had clocked up 46 appearances and three
goals for the Steelmen.
1999 Isaac Gamblin born, sunderland.
Defender who played for Redby Whites as a youngster
subsequently linking up with United's Academy.
Named on the bench during the previous season without playing, Isaac's
U18 debut was as a substitute during a 1-4 defeat at Derby County
during January 2017.
Failing to make a competitive appearance for the U23s, he did feature
in friendlies against Hebburn Town and Whitley Bay during 2017.
Appearing for United U18s in both league and FA Youth Cup games during
the 2017/18 campaign, Gamblin wasn't retained and moved on in June
2018, later signing for Northern League Washington.
As Isaac left the club however, his younger brother Lucas - also a
defender - accepted a scholarship at United's Academy.
The pair did play together for the U18s in March 2018 but won't recall
the occasion fondly - a 0-7 defeat away to Everton.
1898 Bury (a)
1904 Stoke (a)
1910 Liverpool (h)
1921 Preston North End
1924 South Shields (h)Scorers tbc
Ingham Infirmary Cup Final, 1st leg.
1927 Sheffield United
1932 West Bromwich
Cape(36), McMenemy(52), J.R.Richardson(83)
1938 West Ham United
Referee Reg Mortimer was at the centre of controversy,
disallowing what would have been a Bobby
Mitchell winner for ungentlemanly conduct.
Mitch shouted "right" before
netting and although the he maintained that his
call was to a colleague and no home player was close to
him, the official ruled that his intent was to mislead an
1949 Meanwhile, Newcastle reserves ran out 1-0 winners at Barnsley thanks
to George Hannah's fifth minute effort.
United were captained at Oakwell by former Tyke Ted Robledo, "who
received a cordial reception" according to the local paper.
Wolverhampton Wanderers (h)
Good second half displays from reserve wing duo Alec
Tait and Bill Punton helped United to victory. Ken Waugh
made his senior home debut, in defence.
British Olympic XI (h) 5-0 (3-0)
Ahead of the Olympic Games in Melbourne the following
month, a representative XI came to SJP for this Monday
night floodlit kickabout.
And after notching a hat trick in a 3-1 reserve win at
Blackburn the previous Saturday, Bill Curry supplied
another goal-laden display.
That earned him a first team recall for the following
weekend and he didn't disappoint, scoring in a 1-1 draw at
Manchester United (a) 2-3 (0-1)
The small Old Trafford
crowd was a reflection of the fact that both sides were
in the bottom half of the league.
The home side should have gone two ahead
before the break
but Dennis Viollet fired high and wide from the spot.
Elsewhere, the second Division match at Charlton's Valley
finished 6-6 with Brian Clough netting a hat trick for the
1960 A fifteen
year old Bob Moncur signed apprentice professional forms
Blackpool (a)Moir(6,17), Skirton(31,58),
Four up at the break, the
Seasiders quickly added two more and had another from Les Lea ruled out.
Unbelievably, this was the only home league game that
Blackpool won all season as they were relegated in 22nd
and last place.
Future Bloomfield Road hero
Alan Suddick was in the Newcastle side but had joined the
Tangerines within two months.
Birmingham City (a)
2nd Round, 1st Leg
David Crosson made his senior debut for United, who
were grateful to David Craig for a goal line clearance
that left the tie on level terms ahead of the
A sixth league goal of the season from Mickey Burns
(we'd only managed 12 in total) gave Richard Dinnis' side
their first league win in ten outings.
Shrewsbury Town (h)1-0 (0-0)
A damp Wednesday night saw over 4,000 fans stay away after United's home defeat
by Swansea City the previous weekend.
Those who did turn out saw senior debuts for Chris Waddle
in attack and Chris Withe at left back - both youngsters
who had shown good form in the reserve team.
It wasn't pretty, but
Waddle showed glimpses of his skills. Remembered
West Ham United (a)
Having overseen a League Cup home win over Sheffield
United - although the Magpies went out on aggregate -
caretaker boss Collin Suggett couldn't repeat the trick in
his first league game in charge.
The home side included future Newcastle striking hero
David Kelly in their lineup.
Sheffield Wednesday (h) 2-1 (2-0)
With the score at 0-0, both sides were forced into
changes - a dazed Paul Kitson being led from the field by
the referee on his United debut and Owls striker David Hirst
limping off soon after.
Wednesday - in a lurid yellow
and purple kit - went behind when Steve Watson blasted
home at the Gallowgate End via the unsuspecting Philippe
Andy Cole quickly got on the end of a Scott Sellars cross
to beat Kevin Pressman again and although future Owl Pavel
Srnicek gifted Ian Taylor a goal, United held firm.
footage is online here
PSV Eindhoven (Holland) (a) 0-1 (0-1)
Wim Jonk's goal divided the sides as an inexplicably
negative United performance failed to conjure up an attack
worthy of the name, never mind a threat to the PSV
The most potent attack of the game came as a group of Ajax
fans attempted to infiltrate the home end and were
2003 Two games on
the same day for our different Reserve sides. In the
Premier Reserve League North, United came from behind to
beat the mackems 3-1 at New Ferens Park, Michael Chopra,
Nicos Dabizas and Badley Orr the scorers.
Meanwhile in the Pontins
League. a younger side came from two goals down to beat
Boston United Reserves 3-2, Lewis Guy, Martin Brittain and
Ben Webster scoring second half goals.
2005 Our academy
side were in action away at Thorp Arch against league
leaders Leeds, with the home side looking for a fifth
They did it with ease by
winning 4-1, although Mark Doninger's effort had briefly
got us back on terms in the first half.
United's third successive
league defeat was a tale of missed chances, with James
Milner, Damien Duff and Obafemi Martins all equally
Boro's Nigerian forward Yakubu was rather less profligate
though, headed in a late corner to give Boro their second
win over us in eleven Premiership Riverside meetings.
Tottenham Hotspur (h)
Martins(45), Cacapa(51), Milner(73)
the third year running Spurs left SJP on the end of a 3-1
spanking, this defeat hastening the end of Martin Jol's
White Hart Lane reign.
Martins got another against his favourite opposition,
Cacapa opened his account and James Milner notched his
first club goal of the season - and our 500th home strike
in the Premier League.
substitute Sylvain Marveaux
set up Yohan Cabaye to notch his first goal for
the club, a sweet curler at the Gallowgate End.
Joey Barton made a belated competitive debut after
recovering from a broken foot, while Chris Hughton watched
on from the away dugout - within four months he'd be back
at SJP on Kevin Keegan's staff.
Wigan Athletic (h)
running out and no sign of a breakthrough,
The three points maintained fourth place for Alan Pardew's
side, who extended their unbeaten start to the season in
all competitions to eleven games.
5-1 win over Stoke City at Whitley Park sent the reserves top of the league, with the identity of one of
our goalscorers the source of much attention.
Spanish misfit Xisco rattled in a 29 minute treble, his
first club goals since a reserve game in 2009. James
Tavernier and Mehdi Abeid completed the rout.
Ipswich Town (h)
The visitors trailed before any of them
had touched the ball - all 11 home players involved in Ayoze Perez's opener.
Former Magpie Leon Best waddled around for the visitors, but a lack of match
fitness saw former Tractor Boy Daryl Murphy omitted by Rafa Benitez from the
NUFC.com match report