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Sunday sees The Magpies make
their first appearance at the Tottenham
Hotspur Stadium - last season's scheduled visit being switched to Wembley
Stadium following construction delays.
The Magpies have sold
their full 3,000 allocation and those places are located in
the lower tier of the North East Corner.
The photo above shows Aston Villa fans occupying that area earlier this month.
The game is a 60,000 sell-out and it's
a 4.30pm start, live on Sky Sports.
Spurs have published a guide to their new home which can be downloaded online
Worthy of note is their very strict policy on bags and the fact that the
entire stadium is cashless.
This will become the 58th different ground we've played on
competitively in the Premier League.
Dwight Gayle, Andy Carroll,
Christian Atsu and Florian Lejeune remain unavailable, but Joelinton and Allan
Saint-Maximin are both predicted to feature.
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16/1 match to end 0-0
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win, draw at HT
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Heung-min Son is available for the first time this season after completing
a suspension. Missing out are Ben Davies, Ryan Sessegnon, Dele Alli and Juan
The Cockerels have four points from their opening two games, coming from
behind to beat Aston Villa at home and then levelling twice to claim a point
from a 2-2 draw at Manchester City.
travel advice issued by Spurs is here
This game coincides with the closure of London Kings Cross
station, with no trains running beyond Peterborough on Saturday and Sunday.
That will cause massive travel problems across the Bank Holiday weekend and
although it is possible to travel to London from Newcastle on matchday with
extended journey times, in reality there's a very high probability of further
delay and disruption.
And as for getting home, good luck with that - if you're quick off the mark at
full time there is a connection via Bedford to a 22.22 departure from
Peterborough reaching Newcastle at 02.08.
Alternatively that same 02.08 arrival can be intercepted at Doncaster by going
via Sheffield or York by going via Manchester.
Replacement buses will run between Peterborough and Bedford, allowing passengers to
continue their journey to and from London St. Pancras (next door to Kings
In addition, there are engineering works at Newark that will further disrupt
some train services across the weekend.
Network Rail confirm that no alcohol will be allowed on those
replacement bus services - that's a requirement for all journeys of this type
and has nothing to do with football fans travelling on them.
PS: Cross Country Trains have announced various cancellations and
bus replacement services on Sunday. They don't serve any London stations, but if anyone's alternative
route to or from Spurs includes their services, check your timings.
information is online here
There's no metro
service between Wallsend and Tynemouth all day Saturday and until
6.30pm on Sunday. Replacement bus 900 operates.
Magpies @ Cockerels - Premier
2018/19: Lost 0-1
2017/18: Lost 0-1
2015/16: Won 2-1 Mitrovic, Perez
2014/15: Lost 0-4 (LC)
2014/15: Won 2-1 Ameobi, Perez
2013/14: Won 1-0 Remy
2012/13: Lost 1-2 Gouffran
2011/12: Lost 0-5
2010/11: Lost 0-2
2008/09: Lost 0-1
2007/08: Won 4-1 Butt, Geremi, Owen, Martins
2006/07: Won 3-2 Huntington, Martins, Butt
2005/06: Lost 0-2
2004/05: Lost 0-1
2003/04: Lost 0-1
2002/03: Won 1-0 Jenas
2001/02: Won 3-1 Acuna, Shearer, Bellamy
2000/01: Lost 2-4 Solano, Dyer
1999/00: Drew 1-1 Speed (FAC)
1999/00: Lost 1-3 Solano
1998/99: Lost 0-2
1997/98: Lost 0-2
1996/97: Won 2-1 Ferdinand 2
1995/96: Drew 1-1 Ginola
1995/96: Won 2-0 Sellars, Ferdinand (FR)
1994/95: Lost 2-4 Fox 2
1993/94: Won 2-1 Beardsley 2
Mike Dean - the Magpies failed to win any of the three games
involving them that he took charge of last season: a 1-2 home loss to Wolves,
a 2-2 draw at Bournemouth and the 1-1 stalemate away at Brighton.
TV: Live on Sky Sports
Radio: Live on BBC Radio 5 Live Sport
Local Radio: Live on BBC Radio Newcastle
Upcoming PL fixtures:
Aston Villa v Everton (8pm) Sky
Norwich City v Chelsea (12.30pm) BT
Brighton & Hove Albion v Southampton (3pm)
Manchester United v Crystal Palace (3pm)
Sheffield United v Leicester City (3pm)
Watford v West Ham (3pm)
Liverpool v Arsenal (5.30pm) Sky
Bournemouth v Manchester City (2pm) Sky
Spurs v Newcastle (4.30pm) Sky
Wolves v Burnley (4.30pm)
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Third time lucky?
Having started their season with a 0-6 loss at Reading and a 1-2 home defeat by West Ham, Newcastle's U23 side will hope
for a better outcome when they return to action this coming Friday night.
Their opponents in a 7pm kick-off at St. James' Park are a Manchester United
side in rather better form; following up a 5-0 success against West Bromwich
Albion with a 2-0 victory over Reading.
The Magpies enjoyed contrasting fortunes against the Red Devils at this level
last season; winning 4-1 at Leigh but conceding five goals without reply in
the return fixture at Gallowgate.
The usual admission arrangements will apply, with the East Stand open for
spectators and entry free for season ticket holders and members, or else £3
adults and £1 concessions payable at the turnstiles.
Newcastle will face Leicester City
in their League Cup Second Round tie at SJP this coming Wednesday August 28th.
It's a 7.45pm kick-off and a result must be achieved on the night, via
30 minutes extra time or failing that, a penalty shootout.
The only all-Premier League tie at this stage comes between our Sunday trip to Spurs and a Saturday home game against
Watford. It isn't televised live.
Tickets are £10 adults and £5
concessions (£20 and £10 on the day) and on public sale now.
Only the lower stands will be open for home fans.
There's been some debate regarding the likely size of the crowd for this game,
with most estimates pointing at less than 20,000 attending.
Here are our ten smallest SJP attendances in the League Cup since it was
founded in 1960:
15,211 Reading 1989
14,906 Preston North End 1963
14,520 Sheffield United 1988
14,372 Scunthorpe United 1961
14,083 Mansfield Town 1992
12,778 Boro 1990
12,595 Sheffield United 1962
9,197 Crewe Alexandra 1991
9,130 Colchester United 1960
9,073 Bury 1980
The most recent sub-20K turnout at Gallowgate in this competition was the
visit of Mansfield Town in August 1992, when we were in the second tier.
The smallest League Cup crowd at SJP in the Premier League era was the 20,577
present when Spurs came here in August 2008 - just a fortnight after the
departure of manager Kevin Keegan.
In terms of the FA Cup, the 15,805 who bothered to attend a Third Round replay
against Plymouth Argyle in January 2010 made up our smallest SJP cup
attendance since 1920.
Coral matchday betting will appear here
Magpies have never faced the Foxes in this competition previously.
Assuming he's in the City squad, the tie will see Ayoze Perez return to
Gallowgate for the first time since his close season switch to Leicester.
Last 10 League Cup Second Round
2008/09 Coventry City (a) won 3-2
2009/10 Huddersfield Town (h) won 4-3
2010/11 Accrington Stanley (a) won 3-2
2011/12 Scunthorpe United (a) won 2-1
2013/14 Morecambe (a) won 2-0
2014/15 Gillingham (a) won 1-0
2015/16 Northampton Town (h) won 4-1
2016/17 Cheltenham Town (h) won 2-0
2017/18 Nottingham Forest (h) lost 2-3 (aet)
2018/19 Nottingham Forest (a) lost 1-3
Radio: TBC (if any)
Local Radio: Live on BBC Radio Newcastle
League Cup Second Round ties:
Rochdale v Carlisle United
Preston North End v Hull City
Grimsby Town v Macclesfield Town
Nottingham Forest v Derby County
Burton Albion v Morecambe
Rotherham United v Sheffield Wednesday
Sheffield United v Blackburn Rovers
Leeds United v Stoke City
Crewe Alexandra v Aston Villa
Southend United v MK Dons
Fulham v Southampton
Crystal Palace v Colchester United
Bristol Rovers v Brighton & Hove Albion
Cardiff City v Luton Town
Watford v Coventry City
Oxford United v Millwall
Newport County v West Ham Sky
Crawley Town v Norwich City
Plymouth Argyle v Reading
Burnley v mackems Sky
Lincoln City v Everton
Newcastle United v Leicester City
Bournemouth v Forest Green Rovers
QPR v Portsmouth
Swansea City v Cambridge United
Commemorating our former number 9 (and 10) and two classic kits, the
latest release from Football Bobbles is a reversible Ferdinand bucket
hat, in the colours of the home and away strips of our 1995/96 campaign.
Order online here
for £22.80 +p&p. Please note that hats come in four different head
one to give away and asked what ground wor Les was in action on below during
was of course White Hart Lane and from the correct answers received, a hat will
be on the way to Philip Archbold. Thanks to all who entered.
Updates on United's seven current loan players:
Freddie Woodman (Swansea City):
Another victory the Jacks, who won 3-1 at QPR in the Championship on Wednesday
to go second in the table. Woodman played the full game and was yellow-carded.
Jacob Murphy (Sheffield Wednesday):
The winger played his part in setting up the only goal of a home victory over Luton Town on
Tuesday - a result that took the Owls to the top of the Championship table.
Kelland Watts (Stevenage):
Having debuted on Saturday in a 0-0 draw at Leyton Orient, there was another
90 minute runout for defender Kell on Tuesday night. However he finished on
the losing side as Stevenage were beaten 0-1 by Bradford City in League
Elias Sorensen (Carlisle United):
The Danish striker was an unused substitute on Tuesday night, as the Cumbrians
were beaten 0-2 at Cheltenham Town in League Two.
Liam Gibson (Grimsby Town):
The Mariners recovered from a 0-2 deficit to draw 2-2 at home to Colchester United in League Two on
Tuesday but Liam wasn't in the matchday squad.
Nathan Harker (Blyth Spartans):
Pointless after their opening four league games,
the green and whites are away to Bradford Park Avenue this coming
Dan Barlaser (Rotherham United):
The Millers are an enforced period of idleness, with Tuesday's home meeting with
Bury called off due to ownership issues at the Shakers. Saturday's home game
with Portsmouth meanwhile has had to be postponed due to a nearby festival.
The Welsh squad for two international matches next month has been
announced and there's no place for Newcastle defender Paul Dummett.
Asked about that omission, Welsh coach Ryan Giggs told reporters that:
"I spoke to Paul (Dummett)
and he really wanted to concentrate on club football. He felt that he's had
a lot of hamstring problems so he just felt he wanted to make sure he was fit
for Newcastle. That was it really.
"I've got centre-halves who are
playing, and I was considering him for that centre-half position, but it's not
"Obviously he's playing in the
Premier League and he's a good defender, but I've got options so it's not a
involvement has been fitful since a belated first senior cap came against the
Dutch in Amsterdam in June 2014.
Fitness problems delayed a second cap - also against Holland - until November
2015 and he then made himself unavailable
for selection while Chris Coleman was in charge of Wales.
Reversing that decision following the installation of Giggs saw him return in
a Nations Cup tie against Ireland last September and start a game for the
first time when facing Denmark in November.
His fifth and possibly final cap then came against Trinidad & Tobago at
Wrexham last March.
Confirmed international call-ups:
Miguel Almiron (Paraguay):
Thu 05.09.2019 Japan (a) FR Kashima
Tue 10.09.2019 Jordan (a) FR Amman
Ciaran Clark (Ireland):
Thu 05.09.2019 Switzerland (a) ECQ Dublin
Tue 10.09.2019 Bulgaria (a) FR Dublin
City 3 Newcastle 1
Monday saw United belatedly confirm the permanent signing of defender Ludwig
Francillette, who joins the U23 squad on a contract of undisclosed
The French-born 20 year-old was seen posing for photos inside St. James'
Park two weeks ago but no announcement was made at that point.
Ludwig appeared as a
trialist in United's opening U23 pre-season game against Hibernian last month
(pictured), having also turned out for St. Mirren against Stenhousemuir a few
He's been playing amateur football in
France and represented Guadeloupe as a youngster.
Francillette is the third signing for Neil
Redfearn's U23s this summer, following 21
year-old former Chelsea midfielder Kyle Scott and 20
year-old ex-Bolton Wanderers goalkeeper Jake
Their arrivals following the release of defender Josef Yarney, midfielder Juan
Cumbreras and goalkeeper Otto Huuthanen.
Also leaving was Callum Roberts, who has now joined Middlesbrough on trial and
played twice for their U23 side in recent days.
forge a victory
U23s 1 West Ham U23s 2
highlights online here
learn Cup fate
The draw for this season's Premier League U18
Cup has taken place, with United's youngsters placed in Group E alongside
Stoke City, Spurs and West Ham.
Each club faces the other at home or away in the group Stage, with the six
group winners and two best runners-up qualifying for the Quarter Finals.
Confirmation of ties is awaited, but the Spurs website claims that they will
be away to Newcastle on Saturday November 23rd.
And by a process of elimination, our other match days and opponents look to be
Saturday September 28th Stoke City (a) tbc
Saturday October 26th West Ham (h) tbc
PS: There's also an U16 competition, which utilises the same
Former Magpie Joselu got
off to a winning start for his latest club Deportivo Alaves on Sunday, scoring
the only goal of the game to defeat Levante.
The striker took 55 minutes of his debut to head home a corner kick at the
near post and give his side victory in front of just 12,000 fans.
Completing 86 minutes of the game, Joselu also picked up a booking.
See his goal
Fixtures, Tickets etc.
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:
NUFC home age categories:
Young Adults: 18-21s
(NB: Away game age categories vary from club to club and do not follow
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?
Fri 23.08.2019 U23s v Manchester
United (h) @ SJP, 7pm. Premier League 2.
Sat 24.08.2019 U18s v
Derby County (h)
@ Little Benton, 1pm. U18 Premier League.
Sun 25.08.2019 Spurs (a)
@ Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, 4.30pm. Premier League. SOLD
OUT (Allocation: 3,000) Live on
Wed 28.08.2019 Leicester City (h)
@ SJP, 7.45pm. League Cup Second Round.
£10 adults, £5 concessions (rising to £20 and £10 on the
day). Public sale now.
Sat 31.08.2019 U18s v
West Bromwich Albion (a) @ WBA Academy, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 31.08.2019 Watford (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. Public
sale now. Adults £35 and upwards.
Tue 03.09.2019 U21s v Macclesfield
Town (a) @ Moss Rose, 7.45pm. Checkatrade Cup Group Stage.
Sat 14.09.2019 U18s v Blackburn Rovers (h)
@ Little Benton, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Sat 14.09.2019 Liverpool
@ Anfield, 12.30pm. Premier League.
ST holder sale now, 0 points. £30 adults, £22.50
over 65s, £15 17- 21s, £9 U16s. (Allocation: tbc) Live on
Mon 16.09.2019 U23s v Norwich City (h) @
Whitley Park, 7pm. Premier League 2.
Sat 21.09.2019 U18s v mackems (a)
@ Eppleton Colliery Welfare, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 21.09.2019 Brighton & Hove
@ SJP, 5.30pm. Premier League. Member
sale now, public sale from Tue 27.08.2019 (online), Tue
03.09.2019 (in person / by phone). Live on
NUFC Live on TV:
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
Sun 06.10.2019 Man
Utd (h) 4.30pm
Sun 27.10.2019 Wolves
(*Moves to Sun 29.09.2019 4.30pm on Sky if Man City have a CL tie on
01.10.2019. Confirmation will follow after the CL Group Stage draw is
staged on Thu 29.08.2019.)
picks up to 27.10.2019 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
Toon Army America have compiled a listing of Toon TV
venues in USA and Canada that is
Live TV confirmation dates:
NB: these are all "approximate
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)
R2: Leicester City (h) Wed 28.08.2019
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
EFL (Leasing.com) Trophy
United enter in Round 1 in Group D, playing each of the following three
03.09.2019 Macclesfield Town (a) 7.45pm
08.10.2019 Shrewsbury Town (a) 7.30pm
12.11.2019 Port Vale (a) 7.45pm
U23 Premier League Cup:
U23 Premier League International Cup:
Fri 22.11.2019 Benfica (h) 7pm
Wed 11.12.2019 Hertha Berlin (h) 7pm
Fri 20.12.2019 Blackburn Rovers (h) 7pm
(All games at Whitley Park)
U18 Premier League Cup:
United enter in Group E, playing each of the following three sides at
home or away:
Northumberland Senior Cup:
United enter at the Quarter Final stage.
National League North side Gateshead
are again offering a £5 discount for all NUFC season ticket holders on
the adult price of £15. U16s £2, U12s free with paying adult.
Sat 24.08.2019 Farsley (h) 3pm
Sat 31.08.2019 Brackley (h) 3pm
Tue 03.09.2019 Spennymoor (h) 7.45pm
Sat 14.09.2019 Boston United (h) 3pm
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:
1985 Lewis Guy born, Penrith.
England schoolboy international forward who played for Carlisle
Northbank as a youngster, travelling to Tyneside to train with Newcastle from the age of
ten onwards and going on to feature at junior and reserve level,
Appearing for the first team during their pre-season tour of the Far East in
2004, Guy's sole competitive senior game came when replacing Craig Bellamy in
the 79th minute of a UEFA Cup home tie against Sporting Lisbon in December that
Within four months Lewis had been loaned out to League One side Doncaster
Rovers, scoring three times in nine games.
Released by United that summer, Guy joined Rovers permanently and featured as
they won the Football League Trophy in April 2007, beating Bristol Rovers 3-2 at
Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.
He later played for Hartlepool United (loan), Oldham Athletic (loan), MK Dons, Oxford United
(loan) St.Mirren, Carlisle United (trial), Gateshead, Barrow, Chorley and Annan Athletic,
leaving the latter in 2016.
1986 Stephen Ireland born, Cork, Ireland.
Midfielder who arrived at SJP on loan from Aston Villa on the
last day of January 2011, amid reports that he failed his medical. That was
denied, but it soon became clear we'd signed a knacker who was knacked.
Managing just two substitute outings during his loan, a knee problem ruled him
out of the first nine games following his arrival (one of which was against his
Belatedly debuting from the bench in a 0-0 home draw with Manchester United
that April, Ireland then did the same four days later during a 1-1 draw at
Blackpool - and then returned to Villa with an ankle injury.
His Toon career consisted of 49 minutes and one apology - after he and fellow
injured Irishman Leon Best broke a pre-match curfew and were photographed in a
nightclub on the night before a match.
A product of Cobh Town Schoolboys, Ireland had won the Bobby Charlton Soccer
Schools Skills Competition Final at Old Trafford as both a ten and eleven year
old and later played for Cobh Ramblers junior side.
Starring in a youth tournament staged in Limerick, Ireland reportedly fielded
offers from 22 British clubs for trials and ended up signing for Manchester
City aged 15.
Ireland replaced Joey Barton in City's first team during in September 2005 and
netted for them in a 1-1 draw at SJP during our 2008/09 relegation season.
Leaving City in 2010 as makeweight in the acquisition of James Milner from
Aston Villa, Ireland signed soon after Kevin Macdonald took temporary charge
following Martin O'Neill's departure from Villa Park.
Debuting on his 24th birthday, Villa lost 0-6 to Newcastle at SJP and Ireland
was later publicly rebuked by incoming Villa manager Gerard Houlier for a lack
The arrival of Alex McLeish saw him back in favour and he won
Villa's 2011/12 player of the season award. Ireland kept his place under Paul
Lambert but again had further fitness issues and watched our 2-1 win at Villa
in January 2013 from the bench.
Joining Stoke City on loan the following season, a permanent move to the
Potters was concluded in January 2014 and his contribution to the cause saw him
earn a new three year contract that summer.
A broken leg sustained in a training session in May 2016 sidelined
Ireland - but didn't prevent him limping down the aisle weeks later for his
Surprisingly credited with recommending a move to Tyneside from Stoke for
Joselu in August 2017, Ireland remained out of action but still a Potter at
that point - signing a six month contract extension as he neared a belated
He made three brief appearances as substitute for new boss Paul Lambert as
Stoke headed for the relegation trap-door and was released at the end of the
A trial with Bolton Wanderers was hampered by fitness issues but a short-term
deal was agreed in October 2018. However Stephen left three months later
without having progressed from the U23 side.
Internationally, he won six senior caps for the Republic of Ireland
between 2006 and 2007, but was infamously then granted compassionate leave
before a Euro qualifier against the Czech Republic in Prague.
Claiming that his grandmother had died, that was disproved by reporters, as was
his next excuse that it was his other granny. Ireland later admitted that he
wanted to visit his girlfriend in Cork and invented the tale.
Off the field, Ireland became a figure of ridicule for his apparent addiction
to bling - periodically publicised in the press when he buys another expensive
car with an awful customised paint job, or posts pics of himself and his lass on social media.
Bolton Wanderers (a) 0-0 (0-0)|
A 6-0 home thrashing of Stoke City five days
previously was followed by a run of three games in
which only one goal was scored - before a return to
form against Spurs at SJP, when United won 7-2.
Debut for Jimmy Scoular at right half, who was also
made captain in succession to the recently-retired Joe
Former Magpie Shack blasted an early free kick through
the Newcastle wall, before Vic Keeble was fouled to
give United a penalty.
Mitchell took the kick but mishit it, the ball
trickling over the goal line as mackem 'keeper Jimmy
Cowan lay helpless over the other side of the goal -
having dived in anticipation of where the ball should
McSeveney then scored direct from a corner for the
visitors, ruled out by the linesman who spotted a push
on 'keeper Ronnie Simpson.
The winner came when Keeble headed in a Milburn
corner - although the two points were only confirmed
thanks to Simpson's late penalty save from
Cardiff City (a)
Trevor Ford was rather more successful against
United on the third anniversary of his missing a
penalty while with the mackems.
Fellow former Rokerite John McSeveney also netted,
having been denied by a linesman's decision in 1953.
Tottenham Hotspur (h) 1-5 (0-1))
Spurs registered the same opening day scoreline at SJP
as Blackburn Rovers had 12 months previously.
While the first team were being thrashed by Spurs,
Newcastle's reserve side began their Central League
season with a 2-2 draw against Derby County.
Bobby Mitchell's penalty and a Ken Hale goal won a
point at the Baseball Ground.
Revenge for this loss at Ayresome Park would be
swift for Newcastle - who inflicted a 6-1 defeat on
Boro at SJP a week later.
Crystal Palace (a)
a 0-3 loss at Stoke City, United were second best on
the road again, as injured duo Frank Clark and Ollie
Burton were evidently missed.
Former Magpie Jimmy Scott was omitted from the Palace
side and within a year had been transferred to his
hometown club Falkirk.
shadow was cast over this friendly match when a young
Newcastle fan died in an accident outside Roker Park.
Team: Carr, Brownlie (Haddock), Davies, Trewick, Barton, Halliday,
Walker, Shinton (Todd), Shoulder, Wharton, Waddle.
Sheffield Wednesday (a) 1-0 (1-0)
After beginning their season with a midweek defeat
at Spurs, United bounced back to record their first
league success at Hillsborough since January 1956.
Youtube footage is online here
Derby County (a)
Revenge was extracted for the previous season's
8-man, 1-4 Baseball Ground humiliation.
The majority of United fans were housed in a cramped
corner of the Toyota Stand down the side of the pitch
and seemed to be even drunker than usual....if that
footage is onlne here
Bolton Wanderers (a) 3-1 (1-0)
A victory in United's final trip to Burnden Park,
two years before the Trotters upped sticks to their
shiny new, never filled and soulless edifice in
Clad in the blue and red hooped away strip, a towering
Les Ferdinand header from David Ginola's cross put us
ahead and although Bolton levelled, Rob Lee and Les
again shot home in front of the celebrating away fans.
footage is online here
Future Magpie Celestine Babayaro gave Gianluca
Vialli's side the lead at a sweltering Stamford
Bridge, only for Andreas Andersson to stick out a leg
for the equaliser.
Both sides tired after the break but Alan Shearer came
close to a winner when his shot beat De Goey but
rebounded off the post.
In what proved to be his last game in charge, Kenny
Dalglish sent on Peruvian new boy Nolberto Solano
for his first team debut.
2001 On the road to recovery after a knee
operation, Alan Shearer put himself in the frame
for the derby against the mackems with two goals in a
kickabout versus Hartlepool.
2004 In the wake of the sale of Jonathan
Woodgate to Real Madrid it was obvious that the
Chairman and Manager were not singing from the same
hymn sheet. While Freddy Shepherd told the Sunday
"Newcastle fans know that we have never
been slow to spend our money at this club. Our recent
record shows we can be trusted to deliver quality
players. I'm not going to say too much at this stage
but I think the fans will be pleasantly surprised at
what results from the Woodgate deal.
"We didn't go into the
Woodgate transfer without a long-term plan. All will
be revealed soon."
However, the Sunday Sun quoted Sir Bobby
Robson as saying of defender Woodgate:
"Do we have a player in mind to replace him? No,
not really. I have no idea who we are going for. We
have just lost a great player. How big a blow it is
will depend upon the replacement we get in. But I have
not yet given a wish list to the chairman."
of a Toon bid for Everton's Wayne Rooney seemed
spectacular late strike from Kris Gate kept up the
Reserves' unbeaten start to the season as United drew
2-2 with Liverpool at Wrexham's Racecourse Ground.
Florent Sinama-Pongolle put the Reds ahead, Liam Atkin levelled
just before the break and Ramon Calliste then made it
2-1 to the hosts before
Gate - who had already struck a post - crashed in an
After interest from French and German sides
failed to result in an offer, Newcastle sold
Jean-Alain Boumsong to Juventus for a
claimed £3.3m plus further unspecified
As part of the move, the side from Turin visited
Tyneside to play a pre-season friendly in 2007, by
which time they'd been promoted back to Serie A,
following a forced demotion from the top flight for
2007 Newcastle defender Stephen Carr made his
44th and final international appearance for the
Republic of Ireland, as they beat Denmark 4-0 in a
friendly played in Aarhus.
This was the end of Carr's second spell as an
internationalist, having earned five caps since
reversing a previous retirement in 2005.
Crystal Palace (a)
First half goals from Kevin Nolan and Ryan Taylor made
it three wins on the bounce and a trio of clean
sheets, as United's unbeaten start to the season
stretched to four games.
Warnock's Eagles offered little as United made it six
wins from their last seven visits to SE25, only
Magpies old boy Darren Ambrose looking likely to
trouble Steve Harper.
Aston Villa (h)
Barton didn't get the chance to emulate Jimmy Edwards
in the handlebar stakes having vowed not to shave
until we won, but nobody in their right mind expected
us to claim a first league win of the season in such
an emphatic fashion.
However, things could have been so different, had
Villa's John Carew not blasted his early penalty high
into the Gallowgate End.
Carroll completed a first senior team hat trick,
doubling his Premier League scoring tally in one game
- our first top-flight treble since Michael Owen at West Ham in
December 2005 and the first at SJP since Alan Shearer's five against
Sheffield Wednesday in 1999.
Manchester United (a) 0-0 (0-0)
return to Old Trafford proved to be an enjoyable one as his Newcastle side
battled hard, rode their luck and took a point that could even have been three
from this Saturday lunchtime live TV game.
There was a competitive debut from the bench for
French winger Florian Thauvin
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2016 United's U23 side debuted at the Victoria Road home of
Dagenham & Redbridge as they faced their West Ham
However, they were beaten 1-3, with a late consolation
coming from Tom Heardman.