Sheff Wed / Huddersfield (a) ST holders now
Schalke 04 Tournament ST holders now
Real Sociedad (h) Public sale now (online)
4 Sydney 0
United's second pre-season game saw them face Australian A League side
opposition at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on the
South Island of New Zealand - where the temperature at kickoff was just 8
Alan Pardew's side went ahead on 18 minutes when the Sydney goalkeeper Ivan
Necevski made an
absolute hash of a clearance on the edge of his area.
Emmanuel Riviere played the loose ball into the path of Siem De Jong and he
registered a second pre-season goal, finding the back of the empty net
from 18 yards.
Sydney fell further behind just eight minutes later, when a spell of
Newcastle pressure ended up with Yoan Gouffran laying the ball across the six
yard box from the right hand side of the box for Emmanuel Riviere to
That goal came shortly before a minute's applause from the Newcastle
supporters in the stadium, acknowledging 28 year-old Liam Sweeney on 28
The Magpies side made it 3-0 on 33 minutes, when a speculative left
footed effort from distance by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa took a
hefty deflection off the Sydney captain Saša Ognenovski and beyond the goalkeeper.
Wearing the 23 shirt formerly owned by Shola Ameobi*, Haris Vukci arrived in
place of De Jong for the second half, with Riviere (wearing 29*) then making way
for Spaniard Ayoze Perez soon after.
A second minute of applause was then observed in memory of 63 year-old John
Alder on 63 minutes - just about the time Rob Elliot was called into action
for the first time to palm away a bouncing effort from 18 yards by former
Fulham reserve striker Corey Gameiro.
Further replacements then saw Sammy Ameobi, Mehdi Abeid, Adam Armstrong, Paul
Dummett, Lubo Satka and Adam Campbell enter the fray.
And Campbell's first contribution was to play in Adam Armstrong, who
sold his covering defender a dummy before beating Necevski at his near post on
Two local lads combining for the goal was possibly the most fitting tribute of
all in this game.
PS: A note of appreciation for Kane Wintersgill, whose efforts to
gather together Newcastle fans going to the game took on a whole new
significance following the events of flight MH17.
Thanks are due to him for the contribution that he - and various others out in
Dunedin - made to ensure that the tributes were honourably paid.
tbc - pre-match estimates were of a 10,000 turnout in a stadium with a fixed
roof holding 30,000.
Good to hear the black and white exiles were enjoying themselves and knew the
words to "dodgy 'keeper"...
Toon followers congregated in the Terrace Bar before Tuesday's
game, where TV3 reporter Dave Goosselink took the above photo.
The Newcastle side appeared in training tops with the message "in
memory of John & Liam".
Before kickoff, Alan Pardew and Fabricio Coloccini went into the Newcastle fan
section of the stadium to lay wreaths on seats set aside for the two
An immaculately-observed minute's silence followed as messages and images were displayed on big screens at the venue. Both sides also
wore black armbands.
under the banner of Football United Tour 2014, the organisers have also
signed up West Ham - although the two Premier League sides won't face each
This is the only Football United game at this venue, with West Ham facing
Wellington Phoenix the following day at Eden Park in Auckland on the North
New season Magpie Mover tickets are now available for NUFC season
ticket holders to buy, 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
Our Far East correspondents supply this image of the new season NUFC home
shirt - which is not quite as severe as prototypes leaked online, but won't win
any new friends amongst devotees of classic black and white stripes.
It's what's in them that remains the priority of course.
sad loss: Jon
We're sorry to report the death of another Newcastle supporter, Jon
Lockwood, at the age of just 31.
Known to message board posters as Gejon and Cajun, Hitchin-born Jon lived in
nearby Stevenage and regularly visited SJP with his pals to cheer on the
Family and friends of Jon have had a private collection to pay for a wreath,
with other funds donated to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. Anyone who wishes
to follow suit in memory of Jon can do so online
and Liam RIP
Update: Former Magpie Steve Harper played for current club Hull City in a
pre-season kickabout at Harrogate on Monday, wearing a black armband for John
Newcastle fan and John Alder's MP Ian Mearns spoke in the House of
Commons on Monday, referring both to the "extraordinary"
supporter John and the current efforts of Sunderland and Newcastle supporters
in raising funds for charitable causes.
Urging the Prime Minister to help repatriate the bodies of both local men,
David Cameron's response was as follows:
"It's right to pay tribute to all those who lost their lives, to John
Alder and Liam Sweeney. It's heartbreaking, the families that have been ripped
apart by this, the lives that have been snuffed out due to this appalling
Latest TV pictures from Ukraine show a train reported to be carrying over 280
bodies departing for Kharkiv, where onward transit to Amsterdam now agreed. It's not known whether John and Liam are on board that train though, with the
bodies still to be identified.
The complete unreality of this situation from a Tyneside perspective remains;
with news updates from Kiev and Moscow and the train en route to Kharkiv - all
stops on United's European tour in previous seasons.
Like seeing their personal possessions pictured in the media scattered across
a foreign field, it's all difficult to take in. Make that
Family, friends and fans gathered outside SJP on Monday lunchtime to pay their respects to Liam and John.
Ex-Chairman Sir John Hall was present to hear tributes read out, before a
minute's applause. Family members then spent time in the stadium, viewing
flowers and messages placed on seats their loved ones
An online collection started by Sunderland fans passed
the £27,000 mark on Tuesday morning, with red and whites, black and whites and followers of
other teams making contributions online
And the safcmuseum
twitter account has put signed Newcastle and Sunderland shirts and memorabilia
up for auction, with proceeds going to the same cause.
As one wrote, "this transcends football rivalry".
Those funds will serve the original purpose of funding floral tributes to
John and Liam from Sunderland fans, with the remainder donated to charities
selected by the families of the two lads. These are the Marie Curie Hospice in Newcastle and the Sir Bobby
A separate fundraising page by Toon fans entitled "flag and funeral
cost" has since opened up online
here. That has raised over £6,000 to date.
Donations to both funds have also come via collections from as far afield as
Oxfordshire, with Toon fans who support non-league side Thame United
organising a whip round before Saturday's home friendly match.
Books of condolence have been opened at St Andrew’s Church on Newgate Street
and St Mary’s Cathedral on Clayton Street - both in Newcastle City Centre.
NB: we've heard from NUFC.com readers who donated to the fund established by
Sunderland fans and wanted to us make that fact known, thus contradicting
press reports that this is an entire SAFC enterprise.
That's not being petty or detracting from the laudable actions of Sunderland
fans - rather, it's an attempt to show that the collection is a fine example
of football supporters uniting in a common cause.
And for those outside the region relying on the media - who could logically
conclude from the coverage that John and Liam's fellow Newcastle fans haven't
reacted - it's worth stating that it's obviously not the case.
PS: it's worth mentioning that many of comments posted online come from
Newcastle fans recognising and rightly praising the efforts of their Wearside
Victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash on Thursday included two
Newcastle United supporters travelling to support their team in New
We're desperately sad to report that they were John Alder and Liam Sweeney.
Both were well known to away followers, particularly John, whose usual
matchday attire led to the affectionate nickname of "The
Both were in attendance at Oldham last Tuesday, doing what they loved. Our
thoughts are with their friends, families and the many fans who knew them by
Watching Newcastle will never be the same again.
Updates: Berwick Rangers, Whitley Bay, Dunston UTS, Blyth Spartans
and Darlington (versus Sunderland) all staged a minute's silence before games on
Gateshead FC staged a well-observed minute's silence before Friday's friendly against Newcastle
U21s and the Newcastle United Women's side did so on Sunday.
And it's not just football, with the Newcastle Diamonds Speedway team holding
a silent tribute ahead of their meeting with Berwick at Brough Park on
Present and ex-NUFC players including Tim Krul, Adam Campbell, Adam Armstrong,
Paul Dummett, Ryan Taylor, Steve Harper, Michael Bridges, Yohan Cabaye and
Joey Barton posted their tributes on social media.
Youth team player Kyle Cameron meanwhile dedicated United's 6-2 win in a
Swedish tournament on Friday to John and Liam. The team also wore black
NUFC issued a statement on
Friday morning expressing their own condolences
and confirming the following:
Players and staff will wear black armbands during both games in New Zealand as
a mark of respect.
PS: Thanks to Paul English for
John's photo, taken at the Eintracht Frankfurt away game back in 2006. The
photo of Liam has been provided by his family.
goals shared with The Doonhamers
4 Queen of the South 4
A behind-closed-doors friendly with Queen of the South took place at Darsley
Park on Tuesday and eight goals were shared.
Callum Roberts scored twice and Hatem Ben Arfa also played and scored with
Gael Bigirimana getting the other goal.
More details to follow.
you play for Hull?
Something that lifted our mood slightly was seeing this photo taken after
United arrived at Dunedin Airport on Sunday - we've posted it on that basis
for you to see.
Despite looking like another behavioural breach that could see further FA
punishment, Alan Pardew was actually taking part in a traditional Maori hongi
greeting (rubbing noses and foreheads) with a local resident. Phew. Couldn't someone have mentioned this in his defence though after the David
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are always there"
Update: comments from Alan Pardew on Monday:
"None of us would be sitting here without the fans.
"Owners and managers come and go, as do players, but the fans are
always there, and these two guys in particular, to go to the lengths that they
did to get out here, has brought home just how important supporters are to us.
"Sometimes when you lose lives in that manner, it puts into context
what we do. This season we want to give their families something to remember
them by, by having a successful season.
"A lot is made of the rivalry between the two cities, and of course
that is there but I would like to thank all the Sunderland fans who have paid
tribute and helped raise a staggering amount already.
"I am very proud of Sunderland Football Club for the way they have
conducted themselves and I want to thank them.
"It's important we represent ourselves in the right manner,
especially after losing John and Liam - our supporters who were travelling out
"We have to conduct ourselves well on and off the pitch and get
some strong results. That is what they would have wanted and that is what we
want, so in memory of those guys in particular, we want this to be a
"We have to honour these guys in the right manner because it does
mean a lot to us. Their tragic loss has hurt the group.
"On Tuesday, I will be playing a very strong side. That is only
right and fair in light of what's happened."
player passes: Ray
death of ex-Newcastle United goalkeeper Ray King has been confirmed,
weeks before his 90th birthday.
Amble-born Ray was with the club between 1942 and 1946, appearing in wartime
fixtures and also guesting for Chester City and Wolves while serving in the
Leaving Newcastle before league football resumed, a number of injury problems
saw King forced to leave the professional game after a brief stay at Leyton
However he made a successful return with Port Vale in 1949, enjoying an eight
year stint with the Valiants before moving on to Boston United.
Ray later managed both Poole Town and Sittingbourne and settled in Dorset for
many years before returning to his native Northumberland.
Following the death of his wife in 2009, Ray relocated to Thailand and lived
in Bangkok with his son Gary.
author and NUFC fan Paul Brown has researched the early history of
Newcastle United for a new book examining the roots of the club through a
thirty year period culminating in their FA Cup success of 1910.
"All With Smiling Faces - How Newcastle became United" is
published in and an exclusive run of personalised hardback copies can be
reserved now. Individually numbered and personalised, this special edition costs £15,
which includes free delivery in the UK before publication.
More information about "All With
Smiling Faces..." and a link to order copies can be foundonline
here or by clicking on the rather fine cover artwork above.
Thanks to Goal-Post books we had two of those limited edition copies to give
away and asked what injuries the main character in Geordie folk song "The
Blaydon Races" sustained (the title of Paul's book is from the lyrics).
All but the terminally bewildered answered correctly that it was "two
black eyes and a broken nose" (metatarsal was the most creative entry
received) and books will be heading off to this pair later in the year:
Miss Dianne Renner, Tweedmouth
Simon Carmichael, Hampshire
Following their visit to Dunedin, the Magpies will travel on a further
380 miles over to the North Island of New Zealand for their second tour game -
also on grass.
The opposition this time on their home ground of the Westpac Stadium are
Wellington Phoenix - the only non-Australian side playing in the ten team A
Holding 34,500 fans, 27,000 tickets had been sold just over a week before
Newcastle's game - which is a doubleheader along with West Ham v Sydney.
Big Sham and the Hammers kick off at 2pm local time, before Newcastle and
Wellington meet at 4.30pm.
NB: 2013/14 ST holders renewing with unchanged details and seat should
continue to use their existing ST cards.
New ST cards will only be issued to new ST holders, those changing age bands or
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.
Sat 26.07.2014Wellington Phoenix (a) @ Westpac Stadium,
Wellington, North Island, New Zealand, 4.30pm. Friendly. Tickets
on sale via eventfinder in NZ. Live
on BT Sport 1 @ 5.30am.
Sat 26.07.2014 U21s v Mainz 05 @ Oberndorf Stadium, Germany,
Sat 26.07.2014 U21s v team tbc @ Oberndorf Stadium, Germany, KO tbc.
Sun 27.07.2014 U21s v team tbc @ Oberndorf Stadium, Germany, KO tbc.
Oberndorf Tournament. Mon 28.07.2014 U18s v Funabashi (Japan) (n) @ Scroggy Road, Limavady 3.30pm. Northern Ireland Milk Cup.
Tue 29.07.2014 U18s v County
Londonderry (Northern Ireland) (a) @
Showgrounds, Coleraine, 8pm. Northern Ireland Milk Cup
Wed 30.07.2014 Sheffield Wednesday (a) @ Hillsborough, 7.45pm.
holder sale now, £15 adults, £5 OAPs/U18s. Allocation: tbc.
Thu 31.07.2014 U18s v team tbc (n) @ venue tbc KO
tbc. Northern Ireland Milk Cup.
Fri 01.08.2014 U18s v team tbc (n) @ venue tbc KO tbc. Northern Ireland Milk Cup.
Sat 02.08.2014Malaga (n) @ Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen,
3.30pm. Schalke 04 Cup, Friendly. ST holder sale now,
£11 adult standing, £8 U12 standing, £31 adult seats, £8 adult U12s. Day ticket - also valid for
admission to Schalke 04 v West Ham United @ 5.30pm. Live on German Sport 1 TV channel.
Sun 03.08.2014 Schalke 04 (a) @ Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen, 5.30pm.
Schalke 04 Cup, Friendly. ST holder sale now, £11
adult standing, £8 U12 standing, £31 adult seats, £8 adult U12s. Day
ticket - also valid for admission to Malaga v West Ham United @ 3.30pm. Live on German Sport 1 TV channel.
Mon 04.08.2014 U21s v Barnsley U21s (a) @
Oakwell Academy, 1.30pm (public game)
Tue 05.08.2014 Huddersfield Town (a)
@ John Smiths Stadium, 7.45pm.
ST holder sale now,
£15 adults, £10 OAPs/U18s. Allocation: tbc.
Sun 10.08.2014 Real Sociedad (h) @ SJP, KO 1.30pm. Friendly. Public
sale now (online), Mon 28.07.2014 (by phone, in person). £15 adults, £5
concessions. Lower Bowl only on sale.
Tue 13.08.2014 Capital One Cup Second Round draw involves NUFC (may be
Sun 17.08.2014 Manchester City (h) @ SJP, KO 4pm. Premier
3rd Round w/e of 03.01.2015 4th Round w/e of 24.01.2015 5th Round w/e of 14.02.2015 6th Round w/e of 07.03.2015 SF Sat 18.04.2015/Sun 19.04.2015 Final Sat 30.05.2015
U21 Premier League 2014/15:
Subject to final confirmation, United will play in the lower of two divisions
along with the following ten teams:
Arsenal, Aston Villa, Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers, smoggies, Reading,
Stoke City, Spurs, West Bromwich Albion, Wolves.
FA Youth Cup Round Dates: 3rd Round by 20.12.2014 4th Round by 17.01.2015 5th Round by 31.01.2015 6th Round by 21.02.2015 SF1 by 07.03.2015 SF2 by 21.03.2015 Final 1 tbc Final 2 tbc
Travelis the public face of the Newcastle United Travel Plan, aimed to help fans attend games using the most efficient and
sustainable methods available.
Confirmed NUFC UK live TV coverage:
NUFC Live on Sky Sports:
Manchester City (h) 4pm
Mon 29.09.2014 Stoke City (a) 8pm
Sun 09.11.2014 West Brom (a) 1.30pm
NUFC Live on BT Sport: Tue 22.07.2014 Sydney (n) 8.30am BST Sat 26.07.2014 Phoenix (a) 4.30am BST Sat 23.08.2014 Aston Villa (a) 12.45pm
Sat 01.11.2014 Liverpool (h) 12.45pm
Rugby Union World
Cup @ SJP:
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
12-29.09.2014 General sale
General sale to the public via a ballot
11.2014/12.2014 General sale First come, first served basis for any left
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.
06.09.2014 Ivory Coast v team tbc*
10.09.2014 Cameroon v Ivory Coast
11.10.2014 DR Congo v Ivory Coast
15.10.2014 Ivory Coast v DR Congo
15.11.2014 team tbc* v Ivory Coast
19.11.2014 Ivory Coast v Cameroon
(*either Sierra Leone or Seychelles)
Group G: 06.09.2014 Senegal v Egypt
10.09.2014 team tbc** v Senegal
11.10.2014 Senegal v Tunisia
15.10.2014 Tunisia v Senegal
15.11.2014 Egypt v Senegal
19.11.2014 Senegal v team tbc**
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
On This Day in History
Born Or Died:
1905 Thomas Mordue, born,
Horden, Durham. (1925-26)
Centre forward who joined United from Horden Athletic at a cost of £150 in
November 1925, having previously played for both Herrington Swifts and Hull
Despite scoring on his debut in a 3-1 win over Sheffield United at SJP in
December of that year, the form of Hughie Gallacher limited his first team
opportunities greatly in those pre-substitute days.
The player nicknamed "Tucker" departed the following September, with
Sheffield United paying £500 for his services.
Mordue later returned to the region with Hartlepools United in 1928, winding
down his career at Horden Colliery five years later.
1980 Ryan McGuffie, born,
Full back/midfielder signed from
Annan Athletic some months before team mate Colin McMenamin, having begun his
senior playing career with Queen's Park.
Initially appearing as a trialist in a reserve team friendly at Scarborough in
August 2000, Ryan went became a second string regular but was released in May
After trials at Macclesfield Town, Carlisle United and Queen of the South,
McGuffie signed for Gretna and played over 150 games in a six year period - the
high point being a goal in the 2006 Scottish FA Cup Final against Hearts at
Following Gretna's demise, Ryan joined Morton and then belatedly realised his
ambition of representing hometown club Queen of the South when moving to
Palmerston Park on a free in 2010.
Completing a century of appearances for the Doonhamers, McGuffie then left the
club in early 2014 to join Australian side St.Albans Saints.
1989 Daryl Janmaat, born, Leidschendam, Holland (2014-present)
Newcastle's sixth signing of
summer 2014 was a Dutch international full back, fresh from featuring in five
games at the World Cup Finals in Brazil - including Holland's remarkable 5-1
triumph over Spain.
Arriving on a six year deal from Feyenoord for a rumoured £5m, Janmaat's
previous season had seen him make 30 appearances and score twice as the
Rotterdam club finished second behind Champions Ajax.
Confirmation of Daryl becoming a Magpie was delayed for around 48 hours until
the deal taking predecessor Mathieu Debuchy to Arsenal was concluded and
Oskarashams ATK (Sweden) (a)
Friendly Clark, Rafferty, Davies
2,000 The awesome trio of Ray Clark, Billy Rafferty and Ian Davies put Oskarashams
ATK to the sword in another Swedish friendly.
Mjolby Sodra (Sweden) (a)
Friendly Hunt 2, Robinson, O'Brien, Clark, Makel, Quinn
1,000 The first game of a fairly mad pre-season jaunt to Sweden that saw United
playing six times in just ten days.
Hartlepool United (a) 4-0 (2-0)
Friendly Allen(22,45), Kitson(57), Brayson(70)
5,300 The Magpies gave a debut outing to their new Adidas home kit in a benefit
match for Geordie boy and long-time Pools servant Brian Honour.
former S&N Blue Star logo had been replaced by the iconic Brown Ale label
and the shirt was soon hailed as a design classic, selling by the lorryload.
Striker Malcolm Allen led the way with two goals after his return from injury,
while reserve forward Paul Brayson also netted.
Former Magpies Joe Allon and Rob McKinnon were in the 'Pool side.
1997 Hands up everyone who
thought this signing was a masterstroke?
Canny Kenny lured one of Serie A's brightest young stars, Italian U21 captain
Alessandro Pistoneto SJP for the bargain fee of £4.5m.
Meanwhile in Milan, the Inter board laughed all the way to the bank.....
1999 Motherwell (a)
34 (three away fans) A behind-closed-doors early afternoon friendly at Motherwell's Dalziel Park
training ground gave squad members not involved at Dundee United that evening a
run-out. NUFC.com match report.
Dundee United (a)
Dodds(7), Paterson(21) Jonsson(62)
7,987 Only a fantastic strike from Paul Robinson managed to raise a cheer from the
United fans who trekked to Tannadice. However, his late effort was way too
little, way too late. NUFC.com match report.
2000 DC United (USA) (a)
Moreno(28), Llamosa(33), Marino(51)
17,610 United played the first game of their US mini -tour against an MLS side who
appeared to treat it as if it was the World Cup final.
The same couldn't be said for Bobby Robson's side, for whom Daniel Cordone
looked our best performer and capped his performance with a goal in the RFK
Stadium. NUFC.com match report.
Friendly LuaLua, Shearer 3, Robert 2,
Marcelino, og, Bassedas The second of our Dutch pre-season friendlies and something of a
romp.... NUFC.com match report
2002 Meanwhile, the Reserves were in
action against York City in a behind closed doors game at Maiden Castle.
The Minstermen won 3-1, with ex-United striker Alex Mathie among their scorers,
while Alan O'Brien netted the United consolation.
Academy side got their pre-season campaign underway with a 2-3 defeat by Dallas
- that's an American side, not the carpet people...Marc Walton and Carl Finnigan
were on target for the Magpies.
2005 Fulham reported that an official bid of an undisclosed amount for
winger Luis Boa Morteby Newcastle had been rejected.
Lillestrom SK (Norway)
(won 4-1 on aggregate)
Intertoto Cup 3rd Round 2nd Leg Ameobi(29,36), Emre(90) 8,742 At the third
time of asking, United progressed into the UEFA Cup via the Intertoto,
after a surprisingly comfortable win in Norway, following the 1-1 draw at SJP.
Two first half goals from
Shola Ameobi and a late strike from Emre won the tie and in the stifling Oslo
heat, Glenn Roeder's side never looked in any real trouble.
surprise of the day was a brand new, unadvertised "European kit"
sported by United, officially sky blue and black. NUFC.com match report
2007 It was confirmed
that Joey Barton had broken a bone in his foot during the previous day's
friendly at Carlisle and would be sidelined for up to six weeks.
2009 United Reserves won
the second game of their pre-season programme when they beat FA Vase holders,
Whitley Bay, 3-1 in an entertaining game at Hillheads.
Brad Inman led the way with two strikes, sandwiching a Wesley Ngo Baheng effort,
while Bay's reply came from one-time Toon trialist Lee Kerr, in front of over
1,000 fans. NUFC.com match report
of Newcastle's capture of midfielder Dan Goslingwas finally
forthcoming, as the deadline for Everton to appeal against the FA's decision
over his contractual status passed with no contact from Goodison.
2013 After a meeting with Mike Ashley and JFK, former striker Mick Harford
opted not to take up a job offer at United assisting our recently-arrived
Director of F***all.