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Coinciding with the tenth anniversary of his
passing, a new stage play about former Magpies boss Sir Bobby Robson is
heading to Newcastle in early August.
Bobby Robson Saved My Life was penned by Jarrow playwright Tom Kelly
and involves a trio of characters whose lives bring them into contact with
Described by one reviewer as "funny, humane and occasionally very
moving", the play runs at South Shields Customs House until Saturday,
July 20th (tickets
here) then moves to Ipswich for one night.
The cast then return to Tyneside for performances at the Tyne Theatre &
Opera House on Westgate Road in Newcastle on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd of
A proportion of every ticket sold will be
donated to further the work of Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.
Tickets for the Tyne Theatre are on
sale here and we have some to give away for the Friday
To be in with a chance of winning a pair, just email your answer to the
question below by 5pm on Thursday, July 25th to email@example.com
Which was the only club that Sir Bobby Robson played for and also
managed during his career?
Subject: Play. One entry each please, prize consists of two tickets
for the play only. Please don't enter unless you are able to use the tickets.
Update: Unconfirmed reports state that Joelinton is now on Tyneside to
complete his medical.
Earlier: A typically quiet day at SJP saw a new head coach appointed amid the threat of
legal action from his previous employer, the first team beaten 0-4 in a
friendly and talk of a new club record signing.
The target is Joelinton from Bundesliga side Hoffenheim, speculation of
progress increasing when the striker was withdrawn from their squad for a
pre-season kickabout on Wednesday.
The 22 year-old Brazilian (23 in August) has been at the German club since
2015, loaned out to Rapid Vienna for two years before taking his chance in the
first team last season and netting 11 times.
A Hoffenheim official has confirmed that the player is in negotiations to join
a Premier League club, without actually naming which one - leading to the
inevitable "couldn't get it over the line" jibes.
German media outlets variously claim a fee somewhere between £37m and £50m
but are unanimous in their belief it's Newcastle.
It's said United made their interest in Joelinton known in the last transfer
window but Hoffenheim weren't prepared to sell at that time. He signed a
contract extension to 2022 in November 2018.
Saturday sees Newcastle play their second game in the Premier League Asia Trophy,
moving on from Nanjing to the
Chinese city of Shanghai.
The Magpies will face
West Ham at 10am BST (5pm) before Manchester City play Wolves at 12.30pm
Both games are in the Hongkou Stadium.
arrived in Shanghai on Thursday, Steve Bruce will take charge of the Newcastle
side for the first time and inherits 27 players (shirt numbers
from the Wolves game
are in brackets):
Darlow (26), Dubravka (tbc), Harker (29), Woodman (27)
DF: Bailey (48), Clark (2), Dummett
(3), Fernandez (18), Lascelles (6), Lazaar (33), Manquillo (19), Schar (5),
Sterry (25), Watts (49)
MF: Aarons (16), Colback (23), Hayden
(14), Ki (4),
M.Longstaff (43), S.Longstaff (36), Murphy (7), Ritchie (11), Shelvey (8)
FW: Allan (50), Gayle (tbc), Muto(13), Sorensen (47)
Absent are Almiron (holiday after international duty),
Saivet ( on international duty) and messrs Atsu, Elliot, Lejeune and
Yedlin (fitness issues).
The Hammers were beaten 1-4 by Manchester City in Nanjing on Wednesday.
Hammers v Magpies - last 10:
2018/19 lost 0-2 (a)
2018/19 lost 0-3 (h)
2017/18 won 3-2 (a) Saivet, Diame, Atsu
2017/18 won 3-0 (h) Joselu, Clark, Mitrovic
2015/16 won 2-0 (h) Perez, Wijnaldum
2015/16 lost 0-2 (a)
2014/15 won 2-0 (h) Sissoko, Gutierrez
2014/15 lost 0-1 (a)
2013/14 won 3-1 (a) Cabaye 2, Remy
2013/14 drew 0-0 (h)
Tickets: Tickets are available to buy on the day.
Prices for the 33,000 capacity Shanghai venue are between £32
and £120 (VIP £176).
The Ware Rooms on Carliol Square
will have Saturday's
NUFC game live on their
The Ware Rooms are at 17 Carliol Square NE1 6UQ - 5 minutes walk from
both Monument and Manors Metro.
Army China contact details:
Facebook: Search Toon Army China
There's an event on Friday at BnC Bar on 685
Xikang Road (near Changping Road) from 6.30pm until late.
Admission is 80rmb (pay on arrival) which includes two pints of lager and a
Toon Army China scarf. There are happy Hour prices on all drinks
Rather closer to home, our sponsors CentrAle welcome
Newcastle's @VoodooBrewVodka from 3.30pm on Friday, offering samples of Triple
Six (66.6%) Vodka available in two versions.
Agnew and Clemence arrived in China on Thursday and almost immediately oversaw
the Newcastle training session.
The Club is disappointed to learn via public statement issued by
Newcastle United that it has appointed former Sheffield Wednesday staff Steve
Bruce, Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence.
Regardless of the fact that the staff
resigned from their positions with the Club on Monday, there remains
outstanding legal issues to be resolved between the club and the staff and
Newcastle United. The Club is currently considering its position and taking
the appropriate legal advice.
No further comment will be made by the
Club concerning this matter.
confirmed the appointment of Steve Bruce as their new head coach
on Wednesday morning.
He's signed an initial three year contract and is joined by coaches
Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence, who worked alongside him at Hull City, Aston
Villa and Wednesday (Clemence was also with Bruce during his time on wearside).
This will be the tenth club of his managerial career, since taking charge
of Sheffield United in July 1998 - his most recent top-flight stint ending in
So all the talk of progressive football has been sacrificed on the altar of
expedience and we're now saddled with a John Carver/Steve McClaren reboot.
We don't really care about his club hopping or the plight he's left Wednesday
in; Bruce's mackem connection or his perception as an Old Trafford apologist
is of little consequence ahead of the 2019/20 season.
And even the claim that the man who allegedly bleeds black and white once
preferred Norwich City to Newcastle doesn't particularly matter - football is
a lie, as his predecessor was fond of saying.
Regardless of your viewpoint of Rafa though, this appointment cannot be seen as anything
other than a retrograde step - a man who previously boasted of his dislike of
This is the very opposite of ambition, but an appointment that nicely mirrors
our grubby, unloved, derided shell of a football club.
One of the game’s greatest mercenary managers is now in residence at his
"spiritual home", for now.
Acutely aware of the frosty reception awaiting, Bruce has accepted the job
with open arms knowing that the worst case scenario is a multi-million payout
in time for Christmas.
The job title given to him of Head Coach seems significant: with just over
three weeks to go until the transfer window closes, let's hope that whoever is
actually in charge of recruitment on Barrack Road has a coherent and credible
plan to avoid what looks like nothing but a relegation fight.
Whether the club have shown some foresight in appointing Bruce remains to be
seen; perhaps they've merely acquired a manager with promotion to the top
flight on his CV, 13 months before he's needed.
Training ground alterations are
0 Wolves 4
footage is online here
warning! contains inappropriate language...and football.
Following the departures of Salomon Rondon and
Ayoze Perez, a third striker has left Gallowgate with Joselu completing
his transfer to Deportivo Alaves.
The 29 year-old has made a permanent switch to the La Liga side, signing
a three year contract as he departs 12 months before the expiration of a
similar deal at SJP.
It's claimed United will received a fee of £2m, some £3m less than we paid
Stoke City for his services in 2017.
He departs having made 52 appearances in all competitions (28 starts) and
scoring seven times - six Premier League strikes that were all in home games
and one on the road in the FA Cup at Blackburn Rovers.
What proved to be his final appearance came for the last three minutes of
the 2-0 home win over Burnley in February - in keeping with his standing as
a bit-part player. Few will mourn his exit, but as ever it's what comes next
that is the real concern round here.
Hibernian U20s 1 Newcastle U23s 2
report online here
Newcastle U18s 4
Scunthorpe U18s 3
Monday evening then
saw Newcastle's U18 side make a winning start to their pre-season preparations
at an equally sun-soaked Little Benton.
The black and whites took a 29th minute lead when Dylan Stephenson tucked a
low shot home, only for the visitors to level within ten minutes, Harry Jessop
ending his run with a decent finish.
Stephenson then picked up a loose ball outside the Iron box before calmly
netting to restore Newcastle's advantage three minutes before the interval.
A trio of home substitutions just after the hour mark then led to striker
Jessop scoring his and Scunthorpe's second - his routine shot fumbled into the
goal by the newly- arrived replacement custodian.
Newcastle regained the lead through Josh Gilchrist after 66 minutes before
opening up a 4-2 advantage with 14 minutes remaining (scorer tbc).
Scunthorpe's Fin Shrimpton then netted the goal of the evening with a dipping
effort from distance in the 85th minute and the visitors could have even
claimed a draw, had Jessop not miscued badly from inside the area.
Following the loan departure of Dan Barlaser to Rotherham United, a second
player has made a temporary exit from Gallowgate to the EFL.
Defender Liam Gibson has joined League Two Grimsby Town until January
2020, following previous spells at Gateshead and Accrington Stanley.
Magpies defender Oisin McEntee featured for Ireland's U19 side on
Monday, as their European Championship Final opener against Norway ended in a
The 18 year-old broke into United's reserve side in the closing weeks of last
season and played the full 90 minutes in the searing heat of Yerevan.
Next up for Ireland is a meeting with France today (Thursday), before concluding
their group stage fixtures on Sunday against Czech Republic.
The eight team tournament runs until Saturday week, July 27th, in the Armenian
Newcastle will have a representative in the Final of the African Nations Cup
this week, after a Senegal side including Henri Saivet beat Tunisia 1-0
in extra time on Sunday.
The Magpies midfielder had the opportunity of winning the tie in normal time,
but saw his 80th minute penalty kick saved.
Senegal will face Algeria in Cairo on Friday, after they won their Semi Final
2-1 against Nigeria - victory achieved with ex-Magpies Mehdi Abeid and Islam
Slimani both watching from the bench.
28 year-old Saivet is under contract at SJP until 2021 and will have time
off after the Finals conclude before returning to Tyneside.
Members of Newcastle's victorious 1969 Fairs Cup squad will be present at
a celebration evening at Gosforth Park this Friday (July 19th) - 50 years on
victory over Hungarians Ujpest Dozsa.
Tickets remain on sale now here
or via 0191 234 1666 priced at £40 per person or £400 for a
table of ten and thanks to sponsors Premier Transport, we had a pair of tickets up for grabs.
We asked which English side were the reigning Fairs Cup champions when
Newcastle won it in 1969 and most of you knew it was Leeds United - a
handful providing the extra information that future SJP legend Terry Hibbitt
was part of their side.
From the correct entries selected, the tickets go to Sean Ward. Thanks to
everyone who entered.
PL TV changes
further games involving Newcastle have been moved for live TV, meaning that
five of our opening seven Premier League fixtures will be televised (the season opener at home to Arsenal
was already chosen):
Sun 11.08.2019 Arsenal (h) 2pm Sky
Sat 17.08.2019 Norwich City (a)
3pm not on TV
Sun 25.08.2019 Spurs (a) 4.30pm Sky
Sat 31.08.2019 Watford (h) not on TV
Sat 14.09.2019 Liverpool (a) 12.30pm BT
Sat 21.09.2019 Brighton (h) 5.30pm Sky
Sat 28.09.2019 Leicester City (a) 5.30pm* Sky
(*with proviso that it moves to Sun 29.09.2019 @ 4.30pm if Man
City play in CL on Tue 01.10.2019)
Confirmation of the Leicester date will follow after the CL Group Stage
draw is staged on Thu 29.08.2019.
Rail travel Updates:
Spurs (a) game coincides with the closure of London Kings Cross
station, with no trains running beyond Peterborough on Saturday and Sunday.
Buses will run between Peterborough and Bedford, allowing passengers to
continue their journey into London St. Pancras.
In addition to that there are engineering works at Newark on Saturday,
Sunday and Monday that weekend, further affecting train services.
The Brighton (h) game coincides with line closures north of Newcastle
on Saturday and Sunday, with some trains diverted to run via Carlisle and
bus replacement services linking Berwick to Newcastle.
Ex-Magpies with new clubs include:
Mehdi Abeid (Nantes)
Alun Armstrong (Darlington Manager)
Yannick Aziakonou (Dunston UTS - trial tbc)
Antonio Barreca (Genoa - loan)
Adam Bartlett (Whickham)
Craig Bellamy (Anderlecht coach)
Adam Campbell (Darlington)
Lee Clark (Blyth Spartans Manager)
Steve Clarke (Scotland Manager)
Luuk De Jong (Seville)
Mo Diame (Al-Ahli)
Carl Finnigan (Whickham)
Macaulay Gillesphey (Brisbane Roar)
Alex Gilliead (Scunthorpe United)
Danny Guthrie (Walsall)
Jonas Gutierrez (Banfield)
Jamie Holmes (Darlington)
JJ Hooper (Wrexham)
Brad Inman (Brisbane Roar)
Joselu (Deportivo Alaves)
Olivier Kemen (Chamois Niortais)
Dan Leadbitter (Newport County)
Darren Lough (Hebburn Town)
Paddy McLaughlin (York City)
Conor Newton (Whickham)
Alex Nicholson (Gateshead)
Ayoze Perez (Leicester City)
Craig Spooner (Blyth Spartans)
Paul Stephenson (Blyth Spartans Assistant Manager)
Remi Streete (Notts County - trial)
Kris Thackray (Morpeth Town)
Dan Ward (Spennymoor Town)
Kenny Wharton (Newcastle Blue Star joint Manager)
Mike Williamson (Gateshead Manager)
Jonathan Woodgate (Middlesbrough Manager)
Josef Yarney (Chesterfield)
Click above for full details
The story of United's 1969 Fairs Cup triumph
is available now priced £19.99 here
and the author will be signing copies as follows:
Fri 19.07.2019 Fairs Club celebratory event @ Grand Hotel,
Gosforth Park, 7pm. details
Sat 20.07.2019 Waterstone's @ Metro
Centre, 11am. Jim Scott, John Gibson and others tbc details
Fixtures, Tickets etc.
renewals have now ended and a general sale has now
Supporters not on long-term price
freeze deals have been hit with a 5% price rise.
New ST cards will be issued ahead of the 2019/20 season.
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
unless otherwise notified.
If advance notice of a points reduction for away tickets has been given,
that will also usually come into effect 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 Premier League £30 away ticket price cap scheme has been extended
for a further three season and will now conclude at the end of the 2021/22 season.
Heading to the Toon?
Sat 20.07.2019 West Ham (n) @ Hongkou Stadium,
Shanghai, China. 5pm local time. PL Asia Trophy.
Live on Sky
Sun 21.07.2019 U18s v Shrewsbury
Town (h) @ Little Benton, 11am, Friendly.
Sun 21.07.2019 U23s v Celtic (h) @ NUFC Academy, Little Benton, 2pm. Friendly.
NB: we have been unable to confirm
whether this game will be open to the public.
Mon 29.07.2019 U23s v Rotherham United (a) @ Millers Training
Ground, Roundwood, 2pm. Friendly.
Mon 29.07.2019 U17s v County Londonderry @ 4.15pm, Scroggy Road, Limavady.
SuperCupNI Premier Section.
Live on BBC NI Sport Website/App.
Tue 30.07.2019 U17s v Hull City @ Seahaven, Portstewart, 7pm.
SuperCupNI Premier Section.
Tue 30.07.2019 Hibernian (a) @ Easter Road, 7.45pm.
Friendly. Member sale now, public sale Fri 19.07.2019. £15 adults, £10 concessions. (allocation: circa
LNER are running an additional service from Edinburgh to Newcastle, departing at 22.47 and arriving at 01.17.
It calls to set down at Dunbar (23.08), Berwick (23.35) and Morpeth
(00.39) before terminating at Newcastle.
Wed 31.07.2019 U17s v FC Edmonton
@ Riada Stadium, Ballymoney, 7pm. SuperCupNI Premier Section.
Thu 01.08.2019 U17s v team tbc @ venue tbc, KO tbc. SuperCupNI
Fri 02.08.2019 U17s v team tbc @
venue tbc, KO tbc. SuperCupNI Premier Section.
Sat 03.08.2019 AS St. Etienne (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Friendly. Public
sale now, £10 adults, £5 concessions.
08.08.2019 Premier League transfer window closes @ 5pm BST.
Arsenal (h) @
SJP, 2pm. Premier League. Member sale Mon
22.07.2019, public sale Thu 25.07.2019 (online), Mon 29.07.2019 (in
Live on Sky.
NB: No metros on Sat
10.08/Sun 11.08 between Airport and Regent Centre.
Norwich City (a)
@ Carrow Road, 3pm. Premier League. ST holder
sale now, 0 points. £30 adults, £25 65+, £20 U18s, £15 U12s.
NUFC Live on TV:
Arsenal (h) 2pm
Spurs (a) 4.30pm Sky
Sat 14.09.2019 Liverpool (a) 12.30pm BT
Sat 21.09.2019 Brighton (h) 5.30pm
Sat 28.09.2019 Leicester (a) 5.30pm* Sky
(*Moves to Sun 29.09.2019 4.30pm on Sky if Man City have a CL tie on
picks up to 30.09.2019 announced)
In addition, the following two games are already confirmed for live
TV transmission (but in theory could yet be altered).
Sheff Utd (a) 7.45pm
Thu 26.12.2019 Man Utd (a) 3pm
Live TV confirmation dates:
NB: these are all "approximate
Tue 06.08.2019 Oct 2019
Mon 16.09.2019 Nov 2019
Fri 11.10.2019 Dec 2019/Jan 2020
Fri 13.12.2019 Feb 2020
Fri 24.01.2019 Mar 2020
Fri 21.02.2020 Apr 2020
Fri 03.04.2020 May 2020
Mon 11.05.2020 17.05.2020 (final game)
United enter in Round 2.
R2: w/c Mon 26.08.2019
R3: w/c Mon 23.09.2019
R4: w/c 28.10.2019
QF: w/c 16.12.2019
SF1: w/c 06.01.2020
SF2: w/c 27.01.2020
F Sun 01.03.2020
United enter in Round 3.
R3 Sat 04.01.2020
R4 Sat 25.01.2020
R5 Wed 04.03.2020
R6 Sat 21.03.2020
SF Sat 18.04.2020
F Sat 23.05.2020
United enter in Round 1 in Group D, playing each of the following three
03.09.2019 Macclesfield Town (a) 7.45pm
24.09.2019 Shrewsbury Town (a) 7.30pm
12.11.2019 Port Vale (a) 7.45pm
Group stage ties commence in w/c Mon 02.09.2019.
U23 Premier League Cup:
Northumberland Senior Cup:
United enter at the Quarter Final stage.
Other events @ SJP:
Fri 06.09.2019 England v Italy. Friendly.
Sat 23.10.2021 Opening ceremony and first game of Rugby League World
International Magpies |
National Service |
International breaks 2019/20:
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:
Jonathan Montague Wilkinson born, Esh Winning,
Centre forward who played for Esh Winning,
Kelloe Colliery Welfare
and Durham City, also spending time on trial at both Middlesbrough and
Joining Crook Town in early 1927, Wilkinson was sold to United for £250
within months and debuted in 0-3 defeat at Aston Villa in October of that
The player with the nickname "Monte"
understudy to Hughie Gallacher and by
season's end was playing alongside the great man when deployed at
Involved less at first team level in his second season at United, Wilkinson netted
just twice in eleven games and was sold to to Everton for £675 in
June 1929 - where he found himself behind the great Dixie Dean.
Moving on to Blackpool in 1931, it was only when Jonathan signed for Charlton
Athletic two years later that he finally became an established first team
Helping the Addicks climb from Division Three (South) to the top flight,
Wilkinson played as a wartime guest for Portsmouth and also saw action in Burma
and India with the RAF.
Living in Lincoln after the end of
hostilities, he managed a cinema in Washington after returning to the North
East and is related to fellow Magpie, Steve Harper.
Monte passed away in September 1979.
1961 Alan Pardew
A midfielder with non-leaguers Whyteleafe, Epsom & Ewell, Corinthian
Casuals, Dulwich Hamlet and Yeovil Town, he also played for Sunday League side
Working both as a taxi driver and a glazier (at one stage taking a six month
contract in the Middle East in the latter trade), Alan's belated introduction to
league football came after Crystal Palace paid Yeovil Town the princely sum of £4,000 for him in 1987.
Four seasons at Selhurst Park included an FA Cup Final loss to Manchester
United in a replay at Wembley (after netting in a 4-3 semi-final win over Liverpool), but
he departed in 1991 on a free transfer.
Signing for Charlton Athletic, Pardew was an Addick for another four years
including a short-term switch to Spurs in 1995 as they
fulfilled their Intertoto Cup obligations with various temporary signings.
Ending his playing career with Barnet, Alan's first coaching job came at
Underhill and he then followed Bees boss Terry Bullivant to Reading in 1997 as
Royals reserve coach.
After a brief spell as caretaker manager in March 1998, Pardew succeeded Tommy
Burns in September 1999 and stayed just under four years before moving to West
Ham, following the sacking of Glenn Roeder.
Promotion to the Premier League and an FA Cup Final loss to Liverpool followed,
but a downturn in results saw him sacked in December 2006.
Quickly appointed as Charlton boss, he was unable to save them from relegation
and after struggling to mount a promotion bid, exited from the Valley in
Resurfacing at League One Southampton in July 2009, behind the scenes discontent saw him forced out
just over a year later, despite winning the Football League
Out of management until succeeding Chris Hughton at SJP in December of that
year, Pardew enjoyed a memorable 3-1 home win over Liverpool in his first game
after making a low-key entrance before kick-off.
Commenting afterwards that "Ultimately the fans don't support me, they
support the shirt", Pardew quickly embraced the twin roles he'd been
given - of not only taking charge of the team and reducing the influence of
senior players, but also acting as a the public face of Mike Ashley & Co.
Despite an embarrassing loss to Stevenage in the FA Cup and the sale of Andy
Carroll after the manager vehemently denied that he would be leaving, Pardew
began to gain a measure of grudging respect among fans.
The real turning point was
his tenth game in charge, when a 0-4 half time deficit ended in a 4-4 draw with
Finishing twelfth, a top ten place was only denied by West Brom's Somen Tchoyi,
who scored a second half hat trick after United
had raced into a 3-0 lead against the Baggies in their final game of the season.
Pardew's first full season in charge started with two crucial results - a 0-0 home
draw against Arsenal followed by a 1-0 win at the mackems, Magpies
going on to post an 11-game unbeaten run in all competitions.
Despite crushing losses at Norwich, Fulham, Spurs and Wigan that season proved
to be a memorable one, and at one point a top four finish was a distinct
However, Pardew eventually guided his side into fifth, securing European football
for the first time since the 2006/07 season.
The Premier League Manager of the Season and the
League Manager's Association Manager of the Year gongs both came his way, while
an eight year contract to remain at United was signed in September 2012.
By the following summer however, Pardew's position was in some doubt after
elimination at the Quarter Final stage of the Europa League was followed by a
sixteenth place finish; with relegation only mathematically avoided in the
The unexpected return of Joe Kinnear to SJP in a Director
of F***all role coupled with the resignation of club MD Derek Llambias left the
manager looking vulnerable.
However he completed another incident- packed season at the helm, receiving a
lengthy ban after a touchine confrontation with Hull City's David Meyler - an
incident that came after other indiscretions that he'd received warnings from
the FA about.
And by May 2014, the team's loss of form had triggered unprecedented levels of
anger from a section of fans, Pardew unable to occupy his technical area at the
final home game due to the vocal abuse he received.
Protests continued with varying degrees of intensity during the next season but
his exit came in unexpected
circumstances, Pardew asking for permission to rejoin former club Crystal
Failing to appear at the press conference following a 3-2 home win over Everton
on December 28th, Pardew then attended the Aston Villa versus Palace game on
January 1st, although still technically NUFC boss.
An undisclosed compensation deal was then agreed and he was announced as the
new Eagles manager on January 3rd 2015, leading his new side to a 4-0 FA Cup victory
at Dover Athletic the following day.
A tenth place finish that season saw him add former Magpie Yohan Cabaye to his
squad the following summer, ending the 2015/16 campaign in fifteenth: five
points and three places above relegated Newcastle.
Pardew also saw his Eagles side beaten 1-2 by Manchester United in
the FA Cup Final.
After a poor start to the 2016/17 season though, he was dismissed just
before Christmas and replaced by Sam Allardyce.
Working as a Sky pundit Pardew returned to management in November 2017 at West Bromwich Albion the day after a 2-2 draw with Newcastle
at The Hawthorns.
But his time at the Baggies was short and not very sweet - sacked in April 2018 after a run of eight successive defeats that
left relegation a certainty for Albion - although they weren't mathematically
down when he took his leave (and payoff).
2016 Death of John Hope, 67.
1990 The sixth live
music show at SJP saw the
return of popular R 'n' B combo, The Rolling Stones
on their Urban Jungle tour.
For set list fetishists, Keef and the boys banged out the
following tunes to an appreciative crowd:
Start Me up, Sad Sad Sad, Harlem Shuffle, Tumbling Dice,
Almost Hear You Sigh, Ruby Tuesday, Rock and a Hard Place,
Mixed Emotions, Honky Tonk Women, Midnight Rambler, You
Can't Always Get What You Want, Can't Be Seen, Happy,
Paint it Black, 2000 Light Years from Home,
Sympathy for the Devil, Street Fighting Man, Gimme
Shelter, It's Only Rock and Roll, Brown Sugar,
Jumping Jack Flash, Satisfaction.
Support came from Dan Reed Network and The Quireboys.
signed for United on a free transfer, following the
demotion of Nottingham Forest to the Nationwide League.
2002 A 25-man
squad was announced for Newcastle's pre-season tour of Holland:
Harper, Given, Elliott, Hughes, Bernard, Quinn, Bramble, Griffin, Steve Caldwell, Dabizas, O'Brien, Marcelino, McClen, Solano, Kerr, Speed, Acuna, Bassedas,
Dyer, Robert, Viana, LuaLua, Ameobi, Cort, Shearer.
Those with squad numbers not making the trip were: Bellamy
(not fit enough), Jenas and Chopra (off with England
U19 squad), Gavilan, Gary Caldwell and Green (on
loan elsewhere), Karelse (transfer-listed) and young keeper Adam
Collin (playing for the reserve side).
2003 Ahead of their trip to
Kuala Lumpur, a number of those travelling took part in a
friendly against Division
Three new boys, Doncaster Rovers, which United won 2-1.
shot of the game, apparently
taken by Bellamy's
dad - David
United: Harper, Griffin, Bernard, Bramble,
Carr, Dyer, Speed, Bowyer,
Robert, Shearer, Bellamy.
United took the lead on 20 minutes through Gary Speed, Rovers made it 1-1 ten
minutes later and then five minutes before half time, Kieron Dyer
regained the advantage from close range, having earlier shaved
the Doncaster crossbar.
NUFC.com match report.
Kitchee (Hong Kong) (a)
(won 7-6 on penalties)
Game two of United's Far East tour saw them move from
Bangkok to Hong Kong and a meeting with a side including ex-Premier League duo Marcel Desailly and Fabrizio Ravanelli as
As had been the case in Thailand, the game ended in a 1-1 draw
and proceeded straight to penalties in order to reach a
After their awful showing five days earlier though, United were
flawless from the spot, winning 7-6 after Shay Given made a save
and Aaron Hughes netted in sudden death.
Alan Shearer was presented with The United Christian Medical
Service Charity Challenge Cup, while Gary Speed threw his medal
into the section housing Newcastle fans, after what was his last
game for the club.
2007 The end of an era as
Newcastle United withdrew from the London
Stock Exchange following the Mike Ashley takeover.
defender Younes Kaboul was linked with a move to wearyside, a
rumour that his agent was very quick to dismiss, commenting to
“Younes wouldn’t join s*nderland even if there was an earthquake
- we have more interesting options than s*nderland. Don’t even think about
Almost inevitably, he did join the mackems in July 2015, staying for just
over a season.
Duff(3), Nolan(17), Ameobi(27,36), Gutierrez(48), S.Taylor(60),
Newcastle's second pre- season game saw them debut their
much-debated yellow away kit against a Quakers side managed by
With ex-Mag Paul Arnison among a motley crew of trialists and
free transfer acquisitions, this was never going to be a serious
test and Damien Duff scored from our first attack.
Some daftness from Tamas Kadar then gave Darlo a spot kick that
their veteran striker/ coach Dean Windass slotted past Tim Krul.
Thereafter it was a tale of firsts, with both Kevin Nolan and
Jonas Gutierrez enjoying maiden strikes in our colours - enjoyed
by the 3,345 occupants of the away section.
The Magpies were forced to play the final 25 minutes of
the game with ten men, Nicky Butt having left the pitch
with a dislocated thumb after all nine substitutes had
2012 Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers spoke about
Andy Carroll and rumours of a return to former club Newcastle on loan:
"For us it's simple, the club have invested £35million in Andy and
he's a player who is still part of this group.
"The only way we would even think about him going out is the same with
any other player.
"If there was an offer to take him on a permanent deal then as
a football club we would need to look at that.
"That's no different to any player but the thought of him going out on
loan for one year is just ridiculous really.
"Unfortunately it's that part of the season when there's a game going
on in football with agents and other people."
Within six weeks that "ridiculous" thought had become reality, in
the shape of a season-long loan to Premier League rivals West Ham....
2014 The U21s lost 0-2 to Gateshead at the International Stadium in a testimonial
for Tynesiders defender Jamie
Ex-Magpie midfield duo Marcus Maddison and Greg McDermott were both on target.
Sacramento Republic (USA) (a) 1-0 (0-0)
After a 2,000 mile flight from Wisconsin to California, United saw off the
third tier hosts
at Bonney Field thanks to an own goal.
However, they had to play the closing 25 minutes with ten men following the
dismissal of Massadio Haidara for a high footed lunge.
Having linked up with his new colleagues, there was a debut for midfielder
Georginio Wijnaldum as a second half substitute.
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2017 Jacob Murphy signed from Norwich City for a reported fee of
around £12m with add-ons. Also linking up with the squad in Dublin was
Atletico Madrid's Javier Manquillo.