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Don't forget the clocks
an hour at 2am on Sunday morning! *****
sees the Magpies play the first of six Premier League
games in London this season, as they head to White Hart Lane for a 1.30pm
The game isn't live on UK TV, with the rescheduling to compensate for the home
side having played Asteras Tripolis at home in the Europa League on Thursday.
That finished in a 5-1 victory for Mauricio Pochettino's side, with Harry Kane
grabbing a hat trick before Hugo Lloris was dismissed late on and Kane went in
United have sold their 2,200 allocation and the usual dry
train alcohol restrictions will apply on the return journey from Kings Cross
to Newcastle, beginning with the 16.45 departure until the end of service and
also including the two Grand Central departures to the dark place.
that tributes will be paid on Sunday to their former player and
manager Bill Nicholson, who passed away aged 85 almost exactly ten years
Nicholson also played for Newcastle as a wartime guest while serving in the
Durham Light Infantry, appearing for the Magpies 19 times between April 1943
and April 1944.
Ryan Taylor has been added to the squad while Papiss Cisse is doubtful.
Jonas Gutierrez, the current status of the ten senior players reportedly unavailable is as
Samuel Ameobi: (injury tbc) now available tbc Paul Dummett: (injury tbc) now available tbc
Emmanuel Riviere: (injury tbc) now available tbc Cheick Tiote: (calf) now available tbc Mike Williamson: (injury tbc) now available tbc
Rolando Aarons: (hamstring) early November Siem De Jong: (leg) late December/early January
Adam Campbell: (hernia) no return date Curtis Good: (hip) no return date Davide Santon: (knee) no return date
The last public mention of Santon came in mid-August, when Alan Pardew
confirmed a specialist had recently examined his problematic knee and revised
the target date to resume training from September to November.
Newcastle to win @ 4/1 Game to end scoreless @10/1 Gabriel Obertan to score in a 1-0 win @ 100/1
quoted odds were accurate at the time of writing, but subject to fluctuation -
click on the link above to display current live odds). THFC: Nabil Bentaleb, Kyle Walker and Kyle Naughton
are injured, while Federico Fazio is suspended after marking his
Premier League debut with a red card during Saturday's 1-4 defeat at
Recording home wins over QPR (4-0) and Southampton (1-0), Spurs were beaten at
White Hart Lane by both West Brom (0-1) and Liverpool (0-3) and come into
Sunday's game with just one PL win in six games.
Taylor - first time in charge of Newcastle this season, with his only
appointment in the 2013/14 campaign the FA Cup defeat by Cardiff City.
trains until 09.50am on the line between Enfield and Bethnal Green that
includes White Hart Lane Station - if you're using that route, check to make sure the work hasn't over-run:
Engineering work at Victoria Underground Station also means that sections of
the District and Circle Lines are closed all weekend.
UK TV: None
Digi Sport 1 (Svk) +HD
Fox Sports 2 (Oz) (delay)
Fox Sports 2 HD (Ned)
J Sports 4 (Japan)
NBC Sports Live Extra (USA)
QQ Sports China
SuperSport 3 Africa
TSN 2 (Canada)
TV3 Sport 2 (Den)
ViaPlay (Denmark) +HD
ViaPlay (Sweden) +HD
UK Radio:Live on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports
NE Radio: Live commentary on BBC Newcastle
Overseas Radio: Live commentary on talkSPORT
Other Premier League fixtures(3pm
Sat25.10.2014: West Ham v Manchester City
Liverpool v Hull City
Southampton v Stoke City
mackems v Arsenal
West Bromwich Albion v Crystal Palace
Swansea City v Leicester City (5.30pm) Sky
Sun 26.10.2014: Burnley v Everton (1.30pm) Sky
Manchester United v Chelsea (4pm) Sky
Mon 27.10.2014: QPR v Aston Villa (8pm) Sky
Magpies @ Cockerels - Premier League era:
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
2014/15 season Magpie
Mover tickets remain available to NUFC season ticket holders. Priced
at £20 (£21 by post) they allow free travel on buses, Metro,
trains & ferries in Tyne and wear for three hours before and after
competitive home first team games. Order online
Having seen a recent upturn in results halted by a 1-4 home loss to Everton
last Saturday, United's youngsters travel to Brockhall in search of points on
Kick-off is listed as 11am in the latest Premier League bulletin, but NUFC
confirm that they are working to the originally-published 12.30pm start
time that is also referred to on the official BRFC website.
Blackburn's only win so far this season came on the road (at Stoke), with
losses on home turf to both Manchester clubs (1-4 twice) and Everton
Two meetings with Rovers last season favoured the home side, with United
losing 1-4 in Lancashire but triumphing 2-1 at Little Benton in the return.
Squad: Stefan Broccoli, Kyle Cameron, Luke Charman, Jamie Cobain, Ben
Drennan, Nathan Harker, Mackenzie Heaney, Jack Hunter, Louis Johnson, Joe
Kerridge, Adam Laidler, Sean Longstaff, Michael Newberry, Lewis Suddick, Daniel
Ward, Owen Wheeler.
A loan taking U18 squad players James Atkinson and Andy Hall to
Barnsley for a month has been agreed, but defender Atkinson has already
returned, suffering a knee injury soon after linking up with the
Proud sponsors of
the 1990s, journalist Michael Walker has spent far too much time in press
boxes and on terraces reporting on the fortunes of the North East's "big
three" and many other clubs across the region. The fruits of his not
inconsiderable labours are now available as "Up There".
Described by the publishers as "part social-history, part
travelogue", it tries to give the importance of football in these
parts some sort of rational context and answer that one giant question - why
do we keeping f*cking up?
Dipping into his own back pages to build a
narrative ,the author also sought out a number of football personalities with
a tale to tell, ranging from Stan Anderson to John Hall, Howard Kendall to
Alan Kennedy and Rob Lee.
Highlighting the vast collection of silverware amassed by home-grown managers
and players and examining how that talent dried up, "Up There"
transcends club rivalries and aims for the bigger picture - entries in the
index for Tony Blair and Ernest Bevin sit next to Peter Beardsley.
Having said that though, a healthy proportion of the book is devoted to
Gallowgate matters, with some particularly strong coverage of events involving
messrs Hall, Ashley, Keegan and press bans etc. that debunk a few myths. "Up There" is available from all good bookshops now and can
be ordered direct from the publishers here.
Michael will also be signing copies in Newcastle late next month (details tbc)
accompanied by former Magpie Rob Lee.
be in with a chance of winning a
copy, just email us herewith your answer to this question:
promotion in 1984, the-then Newcastle manager attempted to sign Steve Bruce,
Mark Hateley and Kevin Sheedy, but was blocked by the club's board and
resigned. Who was that manager?
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lads: The borrowers
Magpies currently on temporary assignment
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (AS Roma) A night to forget for the defender, who completed the
full 90 minutes of a 1-7 home hammering by Bayern Munich in the
Champions League on Tuesday evening. Next game: Sampdoria (h) Serie A, Saturday
Jamaal Lascelles, Karl Darlow (Nottingham Forest)
Usual rules applied for manager Stuart Pearce at Watford in the Championship on
Tuesday, with goalkeeper Darlow starting and defender Lascelles on the bench.
That was unchanged at full time, when the score was 2-2. Next game: Blackburn Rovers (h) Championship, Saturday.
Remie Streete (Port Vale) Another unused substitute selection for the defender on Tuesday night, as
Scunthorpe United shared four goals at Vale Park in a League One fixture. Next game: Leyton Orient (h) Saturday.
Jonathyn Quinn (Blyth Spartans) A first Spartans start for Quinn against Skelmersdale United at Croft Park
in a Northern Premier League game on Tuesday. Jonny's second Blyth goal put his
side ahead but the visitors levelled and it ended up 1-1. Next game: Leek Town (a) FA Cup Saturday.
Marveaux (Guingamp) The winger played 71 minutes of a 0-0 draw away to Dinamo Minsk in
the Europa League on Thursday.
Next game: Nice (h) Ligue 1, Sunday.
Hatem Ben Arfa (Hull City) Next game: Liverpool (a) Premier League, Saturday.
Freddie Woodman (Hartlepool United) The final game of Freddie's month-long loan saw him remain on the bench
as 'Pools were beaten 1-3 at Accrington Stanley in League Two on Tuesday.
Fan Forum #5 minutes
Monday saw the fifth meeting of the fan forum run by NUFC, what they
"term an opportunity for members to quiz the club on any issues on
behalf of all supporters, as well as being the club's opportunity to redress
the balance with facts. All questions and answers are published on the club's
website for the wider fan base". minutes
are available online here
A few things that caught our eye:
Ambitions for the current season:
"The club's minimum target this season is to finish in the top
ten of the Premier League."
Whether that tenth place is the trigger for staff bonuses to be paid this
season wasn't elaborated upon. Striker arrival in next transfer window:
"....additional attacking players had been pursued. The club are
continuing to look at potential targets but stressed no guarantee could be
made in reference to January."
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa situation:
"The move was sanctioned in the interests of all parties. There is the
possibility that the transfer could become permanent at the end of the loan
period at around the fee Newcastle United initially paid for him*.
"The club added that it had initially reached a verbal agreement for a
replacement defender in the summer. Because the deal with AS Roma took longer
than expected, the replacement transfer was no longer possible.
"The club's view was that the deal to allow Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa to leave
was in the interests of all parties and, after taking the medium-to-long term
view, the club let him leave."
* reported as £6.7m by Sky Sports in January 2013
That appears to back up the one in / one out line that was peddled by the club
in the closing days of the last transfer window - what does occur to us was
that the "replacement transfer" that couldn't be completed was
actually a permanent switch for Jamaal Lascelles from Forest, which could only
then be concluded as a loan leading to a future transfer.
Recall rumours for the Nottingham Forest loanees:
the club are
delighted to have secured both Jamaal (Lascelles) and Karl Darlow and
while they will be big assets to the squad in future, it was not true that
they could be recalled from their current loan deals until the end of the
The question of why Lascelles was part of the Premier League squad list
NUFC submitted in September (but Darlow wasn't) didn't then get asked by
Regarding the story about Lascelles and the fact that the club confirmed it
was wrong, it's yet to be seen whether the media outlets who published that
would be subject to a ban. If they consider it "patently untrue"
then they'll be out, or if "incorrect information" then they'll stay
Leicester City (h) kickoff delay (i):
Asked how NUFC communicated information on this:
The club used social media and club website, sent emails to broadcasters
and journalists and gave face-to-face updates to reporters and TV/radio
personnel, while stewards around the stadium used loud hailers to
communicate with fans.
There's a danger here that the club are relying on social media to get
messages out, regardless of whether fans use those networks - or could even
connect to them.
Our reading of the "loudhailer" comment is that there's no PA
system around external areas of SJP - in contrast to other Premier League
stadia (eg Old Trafford, Anfield), where announcements are regularly made on
That begs the question of how emergency situations would be dealt with if
turnstiles were already open and fans were leaving and arriving at the same
time. Those inside the ground would hear the PA, but those outside wouldn't be
Given the large number of spectators unfamiliar with SJP who will attend both
rugby events in 2015, it's surely worth reviewing all possible communication
Leicester City (h) kickoff delay (ii):
When asked about fans adversely affected by the late finish to the game
because of booked trains, the club responded by saying that:
Those supporters are asked to write to the club's Box Office (St. James'
Park, Newcastle, NE1 4ST) so that the club can assess complaints on a
(We're aware of some of who left the game early because of service specific
ticket bookings and others who stayed and were charged additional fares on
later trains. Anyone who used public transport other than the train ie coach
services or flights may also wish to write to the club).
Update: Scotland U16s have selected United youngster Owen Gallacher
for their Victory Shield opener.
The striking son of former Magpie John Gallacher is in the squad for the game
against Northern Ireland at St Mirren on Friday October 31st. The tie is
live on Sky.
Two young Magpies are away on international duty this week as follows:
Kyle Cameron (Scotland U18s):
Tue 21.10.2014 Czech Republic (a) Hradec Králové FR
The Newcastle defender started on the bench and was introduced into the action
around the hour, providing an assist in a 2-0 victory for the Scots.
Thu 23.10.2014 Czech Republic (a) Hradec Králové FR
Promoted to the starting XI and playing for 80 minutes, Kyle helped his side to
a 3-2 success.
Paul Woolston (England U17s): Sat 25.10.2014 Cyprus (a) Paphos ECQ Mon 27.10.2014 Macedonia (n) Paphos ECQ Thu 30.10.2014 France (n) Paphos ECQ
Having been out of football for eight months since resigning as Newcastle U21
coach in February, Willie Donachie has been appointed assistant to new
Hartlepool United boss Paul Murray.
During a thirty year coaching career, Donachie served Oldham Athletic,
Everton, Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Ipswich Town and Millwall.
Managing Millwall in his own right, Willie's association with United began in
2009 when he joined the Academy staff. Subsequently taking over reserve team
duties, he left following a dressing room confrontation with defender Remi
Streete after a reserve derby defeat.
PS: Donachie's old team visit Victoria Park next Monday evening, but
rather than Pools, Newcastle will face their Boro counterparts there in an U21
Premier League game.
Police statement, Thursday:
"The family of MH17 victim John Alder would like it to be known
that John's body has now been returned to Gateshead and would like to express
their gratitude for all the support and good wishes received during this long
and difficult period.
"Preparations are now being made for a private funeral service for John's
family and friends later this month."
A message on behalf of John's sister, Joyce:
As those who knew him will be aware, John was a very private person and we'd
like to say our farewells to him along with family members and his close
friends. For this reason the date of the funeral has not been publicised.
Your understanding is appreciated and once again, we'd like to place on record
our thanks for the countless kind thoughts and gestures from John's fellow
football fans - they have been a great source of comfort to his family.
Off to see
The palatial splendour of Upton Park:
yours for £43
While travelling toon fans have seen price reductions for six Premier League
games this season due to reciprocal pricing agreements and the Away Fan Fund,
the stark reality of admission costs will soon be reinforced.
In return for an average view and facilities reminiscent of a cattle mart in a
tube station, Newcastle fans will pay the bargain price of £43 - £1 more
than last season.
That puts them top of the rip-off chart thus far, but with many other pricier
outfits yet to show their hand:
Prices paid/confirmed so far this season:
£43 West Ham
£41 Aston Villa £31 Spurs * £25 Southampton, Swansea City £20 Everton, Stoke City £15 West Bromwich Albion
Looking at the other games, indications are that we'll pay the following (with
slightly cheaper ones at some venues, ie lower tier at Chelsea):
Manchester City £51
Manchester United £46
Crystal Palace £32
tbc (last season price in brackets):
Hull City (£30)
Leicester City (n/a) (mackems paying £35 next month, which makes them Cat B.
Cat A is £40).
PS: Both Burnley and Liverpool have classified their home games against
Newcastle higher than their meeting with the mackems. That means that we can
expect to pay £5 more at Turf Moor and up to £9 more at Anfield.
Wednesday sees Newcastle on the road to the Etihad
Stadium for a Fourth Round Capital One Cup tie against the current holders,
Kickoff is at 7.45pm and the Magpies have sold their full allocation of
around 3,000. As
usual in this competition, the tie must conclude on the night - via extra time
and penalty kicks if required.
United have failed
to beat City in
league and cup
games and lost the
last 11 meetings. The last Magpies scorer was Demba Ba at SJP in
2012, 489 minutes ago.
We exited from this competition
at the same point last season when losing 2-0 to City in extra time at SJP.
Our first cup tie at the Etihad Stadium
provides a further opportunity to record a maiden victory at that venue - over
a decade after our first visit in May 2004.
Our ten visits there ended in two draws and eight defeats and we've only held
the lead twice, repelling City for 40 minutes following Alan Shearer's 9th
minute opener in February 2005 and defending a 29th minute strike from Obafemi
Martins for nine minutes in September 2007.
The Quarter Final draw will take
place live on Sky Sports on Wednesday night, following their coverage of our
tie. Those ties will be played in w/c Monday 15.12.2014. Squad: Davide Santon, Siem De Jong, Rolando Aarons and Adam Campbell remain
sidelined through injury.
Paddy Power match betting will follow here
MCFC: Ahead of the tie, City are at West Ham in the Premier
League on Saturday lunchtime.
The current Capital One Cup holders put seven past Sheffield Wednesday without
reply in the last round to make it seven ties in this competition since Aston
Villa won a Third Round tie 4-2 at the Etihad in 2012.
In those seven victories, City have scored 29 goals and conceded two.
Referee: Stuart Attwell -
Warwickshire-based whistler who was once the bright hope of the Select Group of
Referees and the youngest person to take charge of a Premier League game.
We first encountered him competitively on Boxing Day 2009 when he officiated
our 2-2 draw at Sheffield Wednesday at the age of 26. A trio of Premier League away games then
followed: a 1-1 draw at Wolves in August 2010 when he booked a dozen players, a
0-0 draw at Blackburn in February 2011 and a 0-1
loss at Villa two months later.
Attwell was demoted to the Football League list in early 2012 and hasn't
UK TV: Live on Sky Sports (highlights on BBC1 at 11.05pm)
Overseas TV: beIN Sports (France)
Setanta Sports Australia
Sport TV1 (Portugal)
SuperSport 3 Africa TV10 Sweden
UK Radio: Live on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports
NE Radio: Live commentary on BBC Newcastle
Other Capital One
Cup Fourth Round ties:
Bournemouth v West Bromwich Albion
Fulham v Derby County
Liverpool v Swansea City
MK Dons v Sheffield United
Shrewsbury Town v Chelsea Sky
Stoke City v Southampton
Spurs v Brighton and Hove Albion
will be our 136th game in this competition since it was founded in 1960. To
date we've recorded 62 wins, lost on 55 occasions and drawn 18. Conceding 186
goals, we've scored 216.
Victory for Alan Pardew's side would put them into the Quarter Finals of the
competition for the seventh time in the 44 years they've entered, and the first
time since a single goal home defeat to Chelsea in December 2006.
v United - Cup Record:
2013/14 lost 0-1 (h) LC
2001/02 won 1-0 (h) FAC Solano 1994/95 won 3-1 (h) FAC Gillespie 2, Beresford 1994/95 lost 0-2 (h) LC 1994/95 drew 1-1 (a) LC Jeffrey 1976/77 lost 1-3 (h) FAC Gowling 1975/76 lost 1-2 (n) LC Gowling 1974/75 won 2-0 (a) FAC Nulty, Burns 1968/69 lost 0-2 (a) FAC 1968/69 drew 0-0 (h) FAC 1956/57 won 5-4 (a) FAC White 2, Curry, Tait, Casey 1954/55 won 3-1 (n) FAC Hannah, Milburn, Mitchell 1923/24 won 2-0 (n) FAC Harris 2
League Cup Top Scorers
- current NUFC players:
3: Ryan Taylor
2: Sammy Ameobi, Papiss Cisse, Emmanuel Riviere 1: Paul Dummett, Yoan Gouffran
City v United - PL era:
2013/14 Lost 0-4 2012/13 Lost 0-4 2011/12 Lost 1-3 Gosling 2010/11 Lost 1-2 Gutierrez 2008/09 Lost 1-2 Carroll 2007/08 Lost 1-3 Martins 2006/07 Drew 0-0 2005/06 Lost 0-3 2004/05 Drew 1-1 Shearer 2003/04 Lost 0-1 2002/03 Lost 0-1 2000/01 Won 1-0 Shearer 1995/96 Drew 3-3 Albert 2, Asprilla 1994/95 Drew 0-0 1993/94 Lost 1-2 Sellars* 1993/94 Drew 1-1 Jeffrey (LC)
(games before 2003/04 at Maine Road)
Wednesday saw NUFC season ticket holder Mark Allison aka Run Geordie Run
announce the route of his latest and longest charity quest - from Lisbon to
Running to raise funds for The Children's Foundation and the Sir Bobby Robson
Foundation, Mark intends to complete the 3,580 miles in 100 days during 2016.
His planned route will include Portugal, Spain, Andorra, France, Italy,
Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey.
And if that wasn't enough, Mark also announced plans for further runs in 2018,
2020, 2022 and 2024 - by which time he hopes to have completed the remaining
13,642 miles of his 20,000 mile lap of the planet. Mental.
RGR v the World to date:
2007 874 miles in GB (£34,108) 2011 3,100 miles in USA (£105,322) 2013 2,384 miles in OZ (£55,126)
St.Andrews on Monday that Birmingham City had parted company with manager Lee
Clark following a poor start to the season.
The Blues sit fourth bottom of the Championship after recording just two wins
plus five draws in their dozen league games so far this time round - having
flirted with relegation until the final moments of last season.
Following Clark out of the door is fellow former Magpie Steve Watson,
with SJP old boys Terry McDermott and Derek Fazackerley having
left back in February.
Unaffected by the managerial change so far though is another ex-Magpie, City's
U21 coach Alan Thompson.
Take one iconic aerial photo of
St. James' Park unadorned by commercial branding....and cut it up into four
pieces. That's the slightly unlikely premise of a Tyneside-based company who
have produced this stunning glass effect
acrylic wall art image of the stadium in full colour.
Each A4-sized quarter has polished edges,
doesn't require framing and is
supplied with wall mounting. In addition to
the four-piece edition pictured above, the same SJP image is also available in
a single piece A3 size edition.
These unique items will be on sale soon via
NUFC.com, but while final preparations are concluded,
we hadone of each to give away in a free-to-enter
we hadone of each to give away in a free-to-enter
asked the following question hoping for answers of The Popular Side or
something of that ilk, but a few respondents seemed to have some geographic
Known as the East Stand since opening for business back in 1973, what
was the standing terrace that previously
occupied that side of
St. James' Park usually known as?
Winners were chosen randomly as follows:
Neil Hindson, Washington (A3)
Scott and Ruth Robinson, Bristol (A4)
On the opening day of ticket sales, they officially commence at 10am.
Away tickets are sold only to season ticket holders and members. All ST holders are also automatically members (a non-negotiable fee is
added annually by NUFC to each ST).
A £1 administration fee per ticket applies to away sales in all competitions, with no upper limit.
In addition, non-NUFC members pay the same fee on home ticket sales.
NUFC's members only away ticket policy is
still in force, with
only NUFC ST holders and members able to purchase tickets. NB: for the
pre-season games listed below, two tickets per member number can be bought.
The 20 team event runs from 18.09.2015 to 31.10.2015 with three games at SJP:
Sat 03.10.2015 South Africa v Scotland Fri 09.10.2015 New Zealand v Tonga Sat 10.10.2015 Samoa v Scotland
Now: Traveling Fan Packages
Now: Hospitality Packages Now: English rugby club members
11.2014 / 12.2014 General sale First come, first served basis.
The way international matches are scheduled is changing, as UEFA confirm:
The Week of Football means matches take place over six days from Thursday
to Tuesday. Kick-off times will be set largely at 18.00CET and 20.45CET on
Saturdays and Sundays and at 20.45CET for Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays and
On double-header match weeks, teams will play on Thursday and Sunday, Friday
and Monday or Saturday and Tuesday.
2014/15 match dates :
What's this all about then? Click here
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
On This Day in History
Born Or Died:
1905 Robert Thomson
born, Falkirk, Scotland. (1928-34)
who learnt his trade for various teams in his hometown
before joining the mackems at a cost of £5,000 in
After barely 18 months at Roker Park though, Bob made
the switch to United - fellow Scot Bob McKay
going the other way.
Making his debut in a 3-2 home win over Leeds in
October 1928, Thomson competed for the left back spot
with Dave Fairhurst, playing his final first team game
in a 2-0 derby defeat at Roker Park in March 1934.
Later spells at Hull City and French side Racing Club
Paris followed, before Bob joined Ipswich Town in
A broken leg forced him into retirement the following
year, but he remained at Portman Road until 1950 on their coaching staff.
1963 John Grattan Hendrie born,
Lennoxtown, Scotland. (1988-89)
signed from Bradford City at a cost of £500K in the
summer of 1988, as Magpies boss Willie McFaul
attempted to fashion a new-look side.
Beginning his career as an apprentice with Coventy
City, John moved out on loan to Hereford United in
1983 after falling out with new Highfield Road boss
A free transfer in 1984 saw him move to the Bantams
and his form attracted a number of scouts to Valley
Parade including United's.
Making his debut in the season-opening 0-4 loss at
Everton, John's next Merseyside visit was rather more
enjoyable - scoring in a 2-1 victory at Anfield the
That win wasn't enough to save McFaul's job though and Hendrie's next goals came when he netted both in a 2-1
home win over Wimbledon in December - giving new boss
Jim Smith a winning start to life at SJP.
A return to Coventry in February 1989 saw John net
against his old club in a 2-1 success, but relegation
still followed and he was shipped out to Leeds for
The fixture list then paired the two clubs in the
opening game of the following season, but John's
return to SJP was overshadowed by a four goal salvo
from new Magpies signing Mick Quinn, in a 5-2 victory
(signed from Pompey with the Hendrie money).
For a third successive summer, 1990 saw John on the
move again, as he joined the smoggies - remaining
there for six years and appearing against United
His final club was Barnsley and at the age of 34, he
returned to haunt his former side one more time,
slamming home a fine effort to earn the Tykes a 2-2
draw at Oakwell with Newcastle in December 1997.
Barnsley were relegated that season and Hendrie took
over from Danny Wilson as their manager, but last less
than a year before being relieved of his duties.
Since then Hendrie has worked as a football pundit and
summariser for both radio and TV, joining Yorkshire law firm Last Cawthra Feather as a sports
law consultant in 2007.
Based in their Bradford office, John worked alongside another
ex-Magpie - Jim
1988 Robert Cavener
born, North Shields. (2004-07)
Central midfielder who captained United's U18 side
during their run to the FA Youth Cup semi-finals
in the 2006/07 season.
A reserve team debut came as substitute in a 2-0 home
victory over Wolves at Kingston Park in April 2005 and
he was to appear at various points in the following
Failing to win a professional contract in 2007, Rob
secured a four year college scholarship
ConnecticutStateUniversity in the USA, where
he played for their Blue Devils soccer side.
Cavener subsequently returned to the North-East and
joined Northern League side Team
1989 Jack Colback born,
2014 saw Newcastle complete the free transfer signing
of midfielder Colback, after he became a free agent
following the expiry of his contract with the mackems.
A product of Cramlington Juniors, Jack first linked up
the red and whites aged
10 and played
over 100 times for the mackems
following a debut in May 2010 that saw him dismissed
after just 12 minutes on the field.
That followed a loan switch to
Ipswich Town for the England U20 international
that saw himscore five times and playat
SJP as Unitedlifted
the Championship trophy.
A second loan
spell at Portman Road in the 2010/11 season followed
before Jack was integrated into the mackem senior
Scoring at Gallowgate in a 0-3 derby loss in February
2014, within four months Colback
the first senior player to move from wear to Tyne
since Paul Bracewell in 1992,
Lionel Perez switching
in 1998 but never
playing competitively for the Magpies.
First sighted in a Newcastle shirt at Oldham in
pre-season, Jack's debut came in the season-opening
home loss to Manchester City, along with fellow new
boys Daryl Janmaat, Remy Cabella, Emmanuel Riviere,
Rolando Aarons and Ayoze Perez.
And after just three competitive outings for his new
club, Jack was called up to the England senior squad
for the first time - only to be then forced into
withdrawing due to a calf problem.
1992 Patrick Nzuzi born,
Lubumbashi, DR Congo.
who joined United's academy from Wallsend Boys Club at
the age of 13 - having moved to the region from his
home country in 2003.
Debuting for Newcastle's U18 side in April 2009, Nzuzi
netted on his debut in a 2-2 home draw with Sheffield
He was then handed a first reserve outing by coach
Alan Thompson in a 2-4 loss to Rotherham United in
Featuring for both the Academy and Reserve sides in
the opening weeks of the following season, Patrick
celebrated his 18th birthday recovering from surgery
to cure a hernia problem that had troubled him for a
He appeared for the Reserves 13 times in
the 2011/12 season plus some Academy games but was
released in Summer 2012.
After leaving United Nzuzi had trials at Derby County,
Celtic Nation and Blyth Spartans before joining Irish
1992 Ryan McGorrigan
born, Newcastle. (2009-12)
Another graduate of Wallsend
Boys Club, this right-sided midfielder/striker debuted
for Newcastle's U18s during a 2-3 defeat by Everton in
Making a reserve team debut in a 2-4 loss to Rotherham
United the following October, Ryan began the 2010/11
season with the U18s but behind Phil Airey and Sammy
Ameobi in the fight for reserve places.
Released by United in summer 2012, Ryan had a
trial at Mansfield
Town before a deal with Gateshead was agreed.
He later played for Blyth Spartans and Gateshead
(again), before moving on Northern League sides Whitley Bay,
Ashington and Durham.
1994 Death of George Hair, 69.
scored against the mackems at Roker Park in
the first competitive post-war meeting of the clubs -
a 1-1 draw.
1896 Lincoln City (a)
Division Two Wardrope, Connell
1903 Sheffield United
Division One Brown
United's "A" side chalked up another win en
route to what would be their third successive North Eastern League
Hall and Anderson got the goals in a 2-0 victory at
1908 Manchester City
Division One Howie 2
1914 Sheffield United
Division One Booth, Hall 2, Hudspeth(pen)
Simmons, Sturgess, Thompson
1925 Huddersfield Town
Division One McDonald
16,000 United once again found Leeds Road to their liking, as
they won a third game there in six visits, having also
drawn another two games there.
1931 Manchester City
Division One Lang, McMenemy
NZ: Richard Wilson, Martin Felton (John Leijh), Richard Herbert,
Sean Byrne, Keith Garland, Grant Turner (William McClure), Steve Sumner
(Raymond Harris), Allan Boath, Keith Mackay, Steve Wooddin (Kevin
Birch), Colin Walker.
Coventry City (a)
Division One Goddard(16),
18,585 A sunny Saturday
afternoon at Highfield Road saw United maintain their fine
away form with a victory more comprehensive than the score
For extra glee, the home side included the hated David
Speedie and former mackem Nick Pickering, who was booed
footage is online here
1990 Charlton Athletic
Division Two Brock
Mackenzie, Lee, Reid(pen)
14,016 Future Magpie Robert Lee scored once and generally tormented the Toon in this
Wednesday night defeat. Youtube
footage is online here
1992 Grimsby Town (h)
Division One Dobbin(89)
30,088 Newcastle's run of eleven consecutive league victories
from the start of the season (and 17 unbeaten in all
competitions) came to an abrupt end at SJP.
A poor performance should still have seen United find the
net, but they were denied by the Mariner's debutant
goalkeeper - on-loan ex Mag, Dave Beasant.
And Grimsby left with the three points, after a late Jim Dobbin
blast from distance flew past Tommy Wright - with the same
player having earlier hit the Newcastle crossbar. Youtube
footage is online here
1993 Southampton (a)
Premier League Cole(73)
13,804 Two great and oft-repeated strikes from Le Tissier at
The Dell made this a memorable Sunday afternoon TV
Denied a goal when Rob Lee's first half effort was ruled
out for an offside against Andy Cole, United's number 9
headed in Mathie's cross at the "bus stop" end
Mathie had been on the field for less than five minutes,
after replacing Lee Clark - who clashed with United boss Kevin Keegan on the side of the
pitch as he was withdrawn.
Le Tissier then volleyed home a late winner to ease the
pressure on Saints manager, Gateshead-born Ian Branfoot.
Hotspur (a) 0-2 (0-1)
36,047 United laid out the welcome mat for Spurs boss George Graham as he
celebrated his first home game in charge.
Old boy Les Ferdinand soon limped off, but replacement Stefan
Iversen netted twice.
Spurs included old boy David Ginola and future Mag Stephen Carr, while future
United coach Colin Calderwood was sent off in the closing stages
after fouling Nobby Solano.
This proved to be the final sighting of misfit striker Stephane Guivarc'h in a
Newcastle shirt, with the Frenchman appearing as a second half substitute.
A third friendly visit to Workington in just over three
months saw a Newcastle XI run out 3-2 winners.
Goals from James Coppinger and Shola Ameobi were cancelled
out by two home strikes past Jon Karelse, before
Whitehaven-born Stuart Green won it for the
Laurent Charvet said 'au revoir' to The Toon as he followed
Howey to Manchester City in a £1.5m deal.
2002 Neil Mellor
gave Liverpool a half-time lead as the Reserves visited
Chester's Deva Stadium. However late strikes from Christian Bassedas and Lewis
Guy secured a notable victory for Tommy Craig's side. NUFC.com
Manchester City (h)
Premiership Robert(49), Shearer(58pen), Elliott(69), Bellamy(89)
52,316 The meeting
of Kevin Keegan's former and current sides was as crazy as
anything he ever oversaw during his time in Toon.
Amazingly it was 0-0 at half-time and looking all set to be a hard-fought, low scoring
Seven goals then followed in 40 minutes, with City twice
equalising, a penalty at either end and a last gasp
winner from Craig Bellamy in front of the Gallowgate End. NUFC.com match
Reserve League fixture against Bolton Wanderers was postponed
due to the adverse weather conditions, following a pitch
inspection at Kingston Park.
Having suffered no reaction to playing
the full 90 minutes of a behind closed doors game against Gretna, Kieron Dyer
was in action again for Newcastle reserves.
The midfielder got another 65 minutes under his belt in a 2-2 draw with a Darlington XI at Darsley
Park. Andy Carroll and James Troisi were on target for the Magpies.
2008 A 3-1 victory at Darsley Park over their mackem
the young Magpies to the top of the table, as they extended their run of wins to three games.
Among the goals again was striker Nile Ranger, who scored a
brace for the third U18 game in succession - and also headed one against the
43,949 The Magpies
returned to the top of the Championship thanks to an added
time strike from Kevin Nolan, after on-loan defender Zurab Khizanishvili had been dismissed and
Rovers had missed a penalty.
Andy Carroll missed a virtual open goal but then lashed in a volley
before Nolan won it in added time with a 20 yard shot. NUFC.com match
2011 Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper
debuted on loan for Championship side Brighton and Hove
Albion in a 0-1 home loss to West Ham. Ex-SJP
colleague Kevin Nolan scored the only goal of the game.