(a) SOLD OUT
Cardiff (h) Public
Oldham Ashletic claim:
Arena part II?
From the Manchester Evening News, Thursday:
Oldham Athletic are on the verge of signing a significant sponsorship deal that
could see Boundary Park renamed.
M.E.N. Sport understands Latics officials
are in advanced talks with sportswear giants Sports Direct over a five-year
If signed off it would see the company,
owned by Newcastle United supremo Mike Ashley, take over the running of the
club shop - which will be moved to the new stand currently under construction
at the ground.
It would also see Sondico, a subsidiary of
Sports Direct, manufacture Oldham’s shirts - and those shirts would be
sponsored by Sports Direct.
Latics officials declined to comment but it
is understood lengthy talks are close to a conclusion however, any announcement
could not be made until the existing deal with JD Sports comes to an end on May
The move may also see Alan Pardew’s
Magpies head to League One Latics for a pre-season friendly and could no doubt
open the door for a relationship between the clubs that may see some of the
Toon’s younger players lent out to gain valuable experience.
No sums have been disclosed although the
proposed deal is thought to be the biggest commercial agreement in Oldham’s
history and may approach seven figures over the duration of the contract.
It is understood if the deal goes through
the club shop, which will be run by Sports Direct with the club taking a
percentage of profits, would be based there.
A quarter of a century after his passing, a
long-overdue permanent memorial to former Newcastle United player and Manager Joe
Harvey has been established at SJP.
Due to the efforts of the Fairs Club, funds were raised and permission obtained
for a half tonne, 5ft by 3ft bronze plaque to be placed on an external wall of
the Gallowgate End, near to the Jackie Milburn statue.
Fans, family, former players and the media gathered on Thursday for the
unveiling, 1955 FA Cup winner Vic Keeble and 1969 Fairs Cup winner Bob
Moncur joining Joe's son, Ken Harvey in pulling back the curtains.
Also present at the ceremony were
other former players from Joe's time at the club, including Frank Clark,
John Craggs, David Craig,
Wyn Davies, Keith Dyson, Alan Foggon, Tommy Gibb, Ron Guthrie, Pat Howard, Dave
Hilley, Malcolm Macdonald, Gordon Marshall, Tommy Robson, Ron McGarry, John McNamee &
JOE HARVEY 11TH JUNE 1918 - 24TH FEBRUARY 1989
PLAYER-OCTOBER 1945 TO JUNE 1953
Captain of 2nd division promotion team 1948
Captain of FA Cup Winners 1951
Captain of FA Cup Winners 1952
Coach of FA Cup Winners 1955
MANAGER-JUNE 1962 TO JUNE 1975
2nd Division Champions 1965
European Intercities Fairs Cup winners 1969
Anglo-Italian Cup winners 1973
Texaco Cup winners 1974
FA Cup finalists 1974
Texaco Cup winners 1975
Funded by the Fairs Club
Artwork by John McNamee Jnr.
Designed by Bill Gibbs
Assuming he's not been kidnapped or deported
before then, Alan Pardew returns to the Newcastle dugout after his
ban when United side visit the Emirates on Monday.in December 1986 and January 1987.
Kickoff in this Sky Sports-televised game is at 8pm and all 1,800 away tickets
United subsidising the cost by £10 per adult ticket from their away fan fund.
The Magpies go to a ground where they conceded seven goals last season looking
to end a run of five successive Premier League defeats - the club's worst run
since a six game losing streak
Squad: Moussa Sissoko is back in training, but Davide Santon and Papiss
Cisse won't play again this season.
The current whereabouts, mood and
fitness of Hatem Ben Arfa remain undisclosed but he wasn't spotted at training
on Thursday. Both Gabriel Obertan and Sylvain Marveaux took part.
Power match betting is online here
Newcastle to win @ 15/2
Newcastle to win to nil @ 19/1
No Newcastle goalscorer @ 10/11
(NB: quoted odds were accurate at the time of writing, but subject to
fluctuation - click on the link above to display current live odds).
Kieran Gibbs, Serge Gnabry, Jack Wilshere and Theo
Walcott remain on the sick list. Abou Diaby made a 45 minute comeback in a
reserve game on Tuesday after over a year on the sidelines.
The Gunners have been beaten just once on home soil this season, losing 1-3 to
Aston Villa on the opening weekend of the season back in August.
Since then they've drawn five and won 11 at the Emirates, conceding just eleven
goals in the process - sharing that lowest total in the division with Chelsea.
Referee: Neil Swabrick - fourth
appointment of the season involving United, following the 0-2 home loss to
Manchester City in the Capital One Cup, 3-0 victory at Crystal Palace and 0-4
defeat by Spurs at SJP.
The RMT trade union have
announced a two day strike
by London Underground staff, beginning on Monday at 9pm -
midway through our visit to the Emirates Stadium.
A recent strike call was ultimately called off, while a reduced service
continued on some lines during previous industrial action. If this strike does
go ahead however, beware that parts of the network usually begin to close down
ahead of the actual declared start time - meaning that journeys to the stadium
may well be affected.
London Overground and DLR services will be unaffected.
TV: Live on Sky Sports 1.
Benfica TV2 (Portugal) +HD
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C+ Sport (France) +HD
C+ Sport (Poland) +HD
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MTV Max Sport 1 (Finland)
NBC Sports Live Extra (USA)
NTV+ Sport Online (Russia)
QQ Sports Live (China)
Sky Sport 1 (Germany)
Sport 1 (Israel) +HD
Sporting 1 (Belgium)
Sportsnet World (Canada)
Star Sports HD2 (India)
SuperSport 3 (Za) +HD
SuperSport Maximo 1
Teleclub Sport (Switzerland)
TV2 Sport Premium HD
TV3 Sport 2 (Den) +HD
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Live commentary on BBC 5 Live Sport
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Radio: Live commentary on talkSPORT
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Magpies @ Gunners - Premier
2012/13: Lost 3-7 Ba 2, Marveaux
2011/12: Lost 1-2 Ben Arfa
2010/11: Won 1-0 Carroll
2008/09: Lost 0-3
2007/08: Lost 0-3
2007/08: Lost 0-3 (FAC)
2007/08: Lost 0-2 (LC)
2006/07: Drew 1-1 Dyer
2005/06: Lost 0-2
2004/05: Lost 0-1
2003/04: Lost 2-3 Robert, Bernard
2002/03: Lost 0-1
2001/02: Lost 0-3 (FAC)
2001/02: Won 3-1 O'Brien, Shearer, Robert
2000/01: Lost 0-5
1999/00: Drew 0-0
1998/99: Lost 0-3
1997/98: Lost 1-3 Barton
1996/97: Won 1-0 Elliott
1995/96: Lost 0-2 (LC)
1995/96: Lost 0-2
1994/95: Won 3-2 Keown og, Beardsley, Fox
1993/94: Lost 1-2 Beardsley
(@ Highbury until 2005-06 season, Emirates thereafter)
All time record v Arsenal:
Remaining Premier League fixtures:
Southampton v Everton (12.45pm) BT
Fulham v Hull City
Stoke City v Spurs
Swansea City v Aston Villa
West Bromwich Albion v West Ham
Manchester United v Norwich City (5.30pm) Sky
mackems v Cardiff (Noon) Sky
Liverpool v Chelsea (2.05pm) Sky
Crystal Palace v Man City (4.10pm) Sky
West Ham v Spurs (12.45pm) BT
Aston Villa v Hull City
Manchester United v mackems
Stoke City v Fulham
Swansea City v Southampton
Everton v Manchester City (5.30pm) Sky
Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion (1.30pm) Sky
Chelsea v Norwich City (4pm) Sky
Crystal Palace v Liverpool (8pm) Sky
Manchester United v Hull City (7.45pm)
Manchester City v Aston Villa (7.45pm) Sky
mackems v West Bromwich Albion (7.45pm)
Sun 11.05.2014 (TV picks yet tbc):
Cardiff City v Chelsea
Fulham v Crystal Palace
Hull City v Everton
Manchester City v West Ham
Norwich City v Arsenal
Southampton v Manchester United
mackems v Swansea City
Spurs v Aston Villa
West Bromwich Albion v Stoke City
Magpie Alan Shearer is the special guest at a talk-in event in South
Shields next month - and we have a pair of tickets up for grabs in a
The club's record goalscorer appears at Hedworth Hall on Thursday May 8th from
7pm and tickets are on sale now.
These are priced at £30 entry only, £50 standard and £100 VIP (£70 VIP
tickets are sold out).
Bookings can be made online
here or direct from the venue
(which avoids the online booking fee).
To be in with a chance of winning two standard tickets, simply
to say where
the above photo of Al and his fellow BBC pundit Robbie Savage was taken.
The closing date is Fri April
24th @ 5pm and the subject is: Al. Those who choose their own
subject line will be disqualified (except for the HM Forces email restriction
that we're aware of).
There's no age restriction and readers are free to enter regardless of where
they are on the planet. One entry per person please, no purchase necessary.
Prize consists of two admission tickets to the event including food - any
other costs (drinks, travel etc.) are excluded.
PS: tickets are also on sale now for this year's Black & White
Reunion event, at Dunston's Lancastrian Suite.
Defenders are on the menu this time round and appearing will be: John
Anderson, Olivier Bernard, John Beresford, John Carver, Frank Clark, David
Craig, Pat Howard, Steve Howey, Peter Jackson, Irving Nattrass & Darren
John Gibson will be hosting the event and local comic Gavin Webster will also
appear. Telling jokes, obviously.
Following the success of the 2013 reunion, this year's event will be staged on
a Sunday lunchtime once again, kicking off at Noon on Sunday 18th May.
Tickets are £20 for entry only and £35 for
VIP places - the latter including lunch - and The Stroke Association stand to
benefit from funds raised.
can be made online
here or via Premier Sports on
0191 280 5603.
heroes, one villain
Keith Burkinshaw helps induct Ardiles,
The 2014 inductees to the National Football
Museum Hall of Fame have been announced, comprising of nine players -
including a trio of former Magpies.
Alan Shearer and Michael Owen plus a representative of Hughie
Gallacher are set to be honoured at a dinner in Manchester this coming
Established in 2002, Shearer was actually selected while still a Newcastle
player two years later but has never previously attended to receive his
The Hall of Fame now includes over 100 personalities and SJP old boys already
inducted include Ossie Ardiles, John Barnes, Peter Beardsley, Jack Charlton,
Kenny Dalglish, Paul Gascoigne, Kevin Keegan, Jackie Milburn, Bobby Robson, Ian
Rush, Len Shackleton and Graeme Souness.
go to ground
Having regained the Northumberland Senior Cup at
SJP on Tuesday evening, United's reserve team round off their U21 league
campaign behind closed doors on Friday.
Peter Beardsley's side entertain fellow underachievers Arsenal at
Darsley Park in a 1pm kickoff, both sides assured of a bottom half
finish and a place in the lower division of next season's reformatted U21
That 11 team competition is set to include Newcastle, Arsenal, Aston Villa,
Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers, the smoggies, Reading, Stoke City, Spurs,
West Bromwich Albion and Wolves.
In 20 league games to date, United have won just four times and conceded 51
goals - more than any other side in the. 43 players have appeared in those
games so far.
In the wake of The Mag
ending printed publication, sister fanzine
True Faith have also called time on producing a paper format
following their new issue, available now.
And although the presses will stop after issue 111 TF will continue
publishing digitally on an issue-by-issue basis in addition to their daily
More details of the new issue can be found online
here and it can be bough online
here in addition to local news vendors and street sellers before the
Cardiff home game.
Saturday sees Newcastle' U18 side play the
penultimate game of their season, when they travel to Norfolk and face their Norwich
Kickoff at the Canaries' Colney training ground is at 11am and the young
Magpies will look for a third successive victory, having won six of their last
City by contrast have taken maximum points just once in seven games and lost
the corresponding fixture exactly a year ago 0-6, when their FA Youth Cup
commitments resulted in a virtual schoolboy XI taking to the field.
Saturday sees Conference side Gateshead play the final game of their
regular season, knowing that they are just 90 minutes away from a place in the promotion play-offs.
The Tynesiders sit fifth in the final playoff slot, going into a home game
against a Cambridge
United side managed by ex-Newcastle Academy coach Richard Money.
Avoiding defeat against the U's will ensure that the 'Heed will compete
in the playoffs, even if nearest challengers Braintree Town beat Grimsby Town
in their final fixture.
Kickoff at the International Stadium is at 5.30pm and NUFC season ticket holders can
take advantage of a £5 saving on the £14 adult ticket price, paying just
£9 for entry on
production of their season ticket card.
A discount deal offering all accompanied U16s entry (not just
ST holders) for £2 remains in force, while over 60s are admitted for
£9, and 16/17 year olds/Students £7.
Two-legged playoffs home and away are played
on Wed 30.04.2014 / Thu 01.05.2014 and Sun 04.05.2014, with the winners
meeting at Wembley on Sunday May 18th to decide who joins champions Luton Town in
Gateshead failed to achieve re-election to Division Four back in the 1959/60
season and have played at various levels of the non-league game since then.
v Cambridge United matchday guide
Newcastle Res 4 Blyth Spartans 0
the goals online here courtesy of BSAFC TV
Final KO confirmed
Rounding off the 125th anniversary celebrations
of the Northern League, St.James' Park will host the League Cup Final between
Whitley Bay and Marske United.
The Northern League First Division duo secured their places in the semi-final
ties played on Easter Monday, Whitley winning 3-2 away at Whitehaven and
Marske recording a 4-1 success at Ashington.
Those two sides now meet at Gallowgate on Tuesday May 6th and a 7.15pm
kickoff has now been agreed.
Spectator entry will be by paying at East Stand turnstiles on the night, £tbc.
A match programme will be produced and following a coin toss, Marske have been
selected as the home team.
Newcastle United Supporters' Trust press release:
NUST is holding a public meeting to discuss Mike Ashley's planned sale of
the lease on land adjacent to the Gallowgate End at St James' Park.
This will take place on Thursday 1st May in The Lecture Room of the
Mining Institute, Neville Hall, Westgate Road, Newcastle , NE1 1SE (near the
Central Station) and will commence at 7.30pm and finish no later than 9.00pm.
We are concerned that future development
of this land, potentially unsympathetic to the future expansion of St James'
Park may act to inhibit the future growth under future ownership
The Trust board has been pursuing a number of courses of action and would
welcome the opportunity to share this information and take questions regarding
the sale of the lease of the land from Trust members and other supporters who
may wish to attend.
So far the Trust has made a Freedom of
Information Act application to discover the identity of potential developers
in order to open dialogue and explain our position.
Unfortunately, Mike Ashley's employees at
Newcastle United have so far declined to answer any of the media's questions
on the subject so we are unable to outline any safe-guards the club has put in
place to safe-guard the club's future growth potential and indeed the
destination and use of any monies raised from the sale of a club asset.
As an associated matter, the Trust is in the process of applying to have St
James' Park registered as an Asset of Community Value and Kevin Rye of
Supporters Direct will attend as a guest speaker.
The Trust also makes an invitation to
those supporters with expertise in Planning to join a working group to support
the Trust to develop its position regarding future development.
PS: NUST are organising a comedy night at the Stand club on High
Bridge with proceeds going to fund free football coaching courses for local
Gavin Webster, John Scott, Lee Kyle and
Seymour Mace will provide the gags on Monday 19th May from 8.30pm and tickets
cost just £10 online
Newcastle 1 Swansea
report is online here
A 16 minute appearance from the bench was enough to earn former Magpie Yohan
Cabaye the first silverware of his Paris Saint Germain career on
The French international midfielder was introduced during the second half of
the League Cup Final between PSG and Lyon, with his side 2-1 ahead in the
Stade de France.
And that's how it stayed, meaning that Cabaye completes a clean sweep of
domestic honours, having appeared for Lille in their 2011 French Cup Final
success and also helped his side win Ligue 1 that same season.
Saturday was the 17th game he's played for PSG.
who's who: deadline approaching
Of a similar size and weight to
United: The Ultimate Who's Who" is a completely separate, newly
-compiled book from club historian Paul Joannou to be published in November.
Boasting over 1,800 profiles and photos of Toon players and officials, the
last date for subscriber copies to be ordered is now only weeks away - place
your order online
Subscriber copies are individually numbered, feature a personalised
certificate mounted within the book, and allow the name of the purchaser to
appear on a roll of
honour that is reproduced in every copy of the book.
Advance purchase price of £30 is the same as the cover price but subscribers
get their copy hand-delivered or posted to
them at any address in the UK for no extra charge (overseas orders welcome, shipping
Monday saw the second side to attain promotion from the Championship
confirmed, with Burnley joining Leicester City in next season's
The Clarets have only played in the Premier League once before - going the
opposite way to Newcastle in 2009 - and secured their place thanks to a 2-0
victory over Watford at Turf Moor.
Joining the celebrations was Burnley's ex-Magpie David Edgar, who has featured
in the side recently, but spent Monday on the substitute's bench.
/ Adam Campbell (St.Mirren)
Partick Thistle (a) SPFL, Friday.
The SPFL league season concludes on Saturday May 10th, with the Buddies
possible participants in the relegation play-offs. That means that neither
player will return to United before the end of the season.
Romain Amalfitano (Dijon)
Nimes (h), Ligue 2, Friday.
James Tavernier/Haris Vuckic (Rotherham United)
MK Dons (h) League One, Saturday.
The Millers have now confirmed their participation in the end of season
playoffs, with a two-legged semi-final set for Saturday May 10th and either
Tuesday May 13th or Thursday May 15th.
Those dates mean that neither player will return to SJP before the end of the
Premier League season.
Leeds United (h) Championship, Saturday.
Jonas Gutierrez (Norwich City)
Manchester United (a) Premier League, Saturday.
An injury setback for the defender means that his hopes of featuring for
Dundee United again this season have taken a nose-dive, including the Scottish
Cup Final at Parkhead on May 17th against St.Johnstone.
However he's not yet given up hope of making it to Brazil this summer with the
Australian World Cup squad.
Mehdi Abeid (Panathinaikos):
The Greens face PAOK in the Greek Cup final at the
Olympic Stadium in Athens on Saturday.
And after that, Panathinaikos will embark on an end of season mini league,
where the teams finishing second, third, fourth and fifth do battle to decide
who joins champions Olympiakos in the Champions League.
A frantic schedule means that each side must play six games in just 18 days,
Panathinaikos facing this task:
Tue 29.04.2014 Atromitos (a)
Sat 03.05.2014 PAOK (h)
Tue 06.05.2014 Asteras Tripolis (a)
Sat 10.05.2014 Asteras Tripolis (h)
Tue 13.05.2014 Atromitos (h)
Fri 16.05.2014 PAOK (a)
Kick-off times have now been confirmed for the Schalke 04 tournament
involving United in August as follows:
Sat Aug 2nd 3pm CET and 5pm CET
Sun Aug 3rd 3pm CET and 5pm CET
NB: On the basis that any drawn game in the tournament proceeds to a
penalty shootout after 90 minutes, that second kick-off time may be pushed back
(CET is one hour ahead of UK time)
The Bundesliga club have now placed tickets on public sale to all fans without any
specific segregation details, but confirmation is awaited as to whether NUFC
will receive an allocation to sell direct to their fans.
PS: to all those asking, we have no information as yet whether other
NUFC pre-season games will be scheduled in or around Germany before or
after this tournament.
Wed 18.06.2014 Premier
League fixtures published.
Sat 16.08.2014 Premier League opening fixtures.
In addition to the Bundesliga hosts and ourselves, West Ham and Spanish Primera Division
side Malaga are also now confirmed for the tournament in the German city of Gelsenkirchen (a twin town of Newcastle
Reports emanating from New Zealand
in recent days suggest that Newcastle are among a handful of Premier League
sides under consideration to participate in a pre-season tournament later this
Ourselves, Everton and West Ham have all been linked with a proposed series of
games involving Wellington Phoenix (who actually play in Australia's A League)
at their 34,500 Westpac stadium.
The option of Auckland's 25,000 North Harbour Stadium hosting games has also
been mooted, but like previous reports of United heading to South Africa, the
club haven't given any hint that future plans for friendlies involve them going
further than mainland Europe.
United have previously visited New Zealand, playing a series of four matches
against the national side in May 1985 in Christchurch, Wellington, Napier and
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Live on Sky Sports
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St. James' Park
Saturday 19th April
Number of Newcastle games attended by NUFC.com in 2013/14:
Fixtures, Tickets etc.
The ticket office has now re-opened on the first floor of the SJP club shop,
under the Gallowgate End towards the Strawberry.
Paid-for matchday ticket collections take place from the windows at the back of
the Gallowgate End Stand, above NINE Bar.
Matchday ticket sales are from the Box Office in the Milburn Stand, just up
the slope from the Sir Bobby Robson Statue.
SJP Box Office phone: 0844 372 1892*
(Open for away ticket sales and enquiries during the above Box Office hours).
* 0044 870 1892 from overseas
Online Box Office is available here
Details of 2014/15 season ticket sales/ prices can be found online
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.
SJP season ticket info online here
SJP Stadium seating plan online here
City Centre map (PDF)
Show Racism the Red Card have a free
download of the NUFC team photo in both PDF and jpeg formats online
25.04.2014 U21s v Arsenal (h) @ Darsley Park, 1pm. U21 Premier League.
Note further new date, venue
change and that game is now BCD.
Sat 26.04.2014 U18s v Norwich City (a) @ Colney Training Centre, NR4 7TS. 11am. U18 Premier League.
Mon 28.04.2014 Arsenal (a)
@ Emirates Stadium, 8pm. Premier League. SOLD OUT. Allocation:
1,800. Live on Sky Sports.
Sat 03.05.2014 U18s v Manchester City (a) @ Platt Lane, 1pm. U18 Premier League.
Note new date.
Sat 03.05.2014 Cardiff City (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier League.Public sale now.
Tue 06.05.2014 Whitley Bay v Markse United @ SJP, 7.15pm. Northern League
Sun 11.05.2014 Liverpool (a)
@ Anfield, 3pm. Premier League. SOLD OUT. Allocation:
Guidance from LFC:
Included in the
allocation are a number of tickets marked 'restricted view' and 'severely
Seats classed as
restricted view on Row 1 is due to personnel movement. Seats classed as
restricted view on other rows is due to stanchions supporting the Upper Tier,
which impair the view of either goal.
Any seats classed as
severely restricted view is due to supporters standing up and down and, in the
event of this happening during the game, the supporters on Rows 34 and 35 have a
very limited view of the goals due to overhang of the upper tier roof.
In purchasing a
'restricted view' or 'severely restricted view' ticket, you are accepting this
view and there can be no ticket exchanges or refunds under any circumstances.
Ongoing: Toon Times exhibition @
Discovery Museum, Blandford
Square, Newcastle NE1 4JA. Free entry. (runs until 05.10.2014)
Fri 23.05.2014 to Sun 25.05,2014 Hong Kong Soccer
7s featuring NUFC.
Group A: NUFC, Guangzhou Evergrande, HKFA U23, Hong Kong FC.
Group B: Chelsea, mackems, Kitchee, HKFC Captain's Select.
Group C: Manchester City, Rangers, HKFA team tbc, Singapore Cricket
Group D: Leicester City, Aston Villa, HKFA U21s, Yau Yee League Select.
Wed 18.06.2014 Premier League fixtures published.
Sun 27.07.2014 to
Fri 01.08.2014 Northern Ireland Milk Cup featuring NUFC.
Sat 02.08.2014 NUFC v team tbc @ Veltins Arena,
Gelsenkirchen, KO 3pm or 5pm local time. Schalke 04 Cup, Friendly.
Sun 03.08.2014 NUFC v team tbc @ Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen, KO 3pm or
5pm local time.
Schalke 04 Cup, Friendly.
Sat 16.08.2014 Premier
League kicks off.
is 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:
Mon 28.04.2014 Arsenal (a) 8pm
NUFC Live on BT:
None currently scheduled
Live Music @ SJP:
Kings of Leon + White Lies + further support act still tbc. Tickets remain
on public sale
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
ticket sales in five batches:
Now: Traveling Fan Packages
Now: Hospitality Packages
05.2014/06.2014 via Rugby Clubs
To members of rugby clubs in England
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
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National Service |
Future international dates:
09.05.2014 to 21.05.2014 UEFA U17 Final tournament (Malta)
Group A: England, Holland, Turkey,
Group B: Scotland, Germany, Portugal, Switzerland.
(Adam Armstrong/Freddie Woodman)
Fri 09.05.2014 Malta (a) (Ta’Qali)
Mon 12.05.2014 Turkey (n) Gozo)
Thu 15.05.2014 Holland (n) (Paola)
Sun 18.05.2014 Semi Finals
Wed 21.05.2014 Final
(all above games live on Eurosport)
26.05.2014 Australia v S'Africa (Sydney)
27.05.2014 France v Norway (Paris)
28.05.2014 Scotland v Nigeria (Fulham)
30.05.2014 Bosnia v Ivory Coast (tbc)
01.06.2014 France v Paraguay (Nice)
03.06.2014 Greece v Nigeria (Chester)
04.06.2014 Argentina v T & T (Rosario)
04.06.2014 El Salvador v I'Coast (Frisco)
06.06.2014 Croatia v Australia (tbc)
07.06.2014 Arg v Slovenia (Buenos Aires)
07.06.2014 USA v Nigeria (Jacksonville)
08.06.2014 France v Jamaica (Lille)
A: Brazil, Mexico, Croatia, Cameroon
B: Spain, Chile, Australia, Netherlands
C: Colombia, Greece, Ivory Coast, Japan
D: Uruguay, England, Costa Rica, Italy
E: Switzerland, Ecuador, France, Honduras
F: Argentina, Bosnia, Iran, Nigeria
G: Germany, Ghana, Portugal, USA
H: Belgium, Algeria, Russia, South Korea
(Nations in bold expected to have NUFC involvement in their squads)
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 :
2015/16 match dates:
Thu-Sat 12-14.11.2015 (playoff 1)
Sun-Tue 15-17.11.2015 (playoff 2)
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What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
On This Day in History
Born Or Died:
1929 David Boyle born,
forward who failed to make a senior appearance at SJP, moving on to Berwick
Rangers, Barnsley, Crewe and Chesterfield.
A spell at Bradford City between 1956 and 1960 saw him play alongside future Magpie Trevor Hockey, before
After ending his career at Bacup Borough, David worked for Allied Bakeries in
In later life, he became a highly-rated crown green bowls player until illness
forced him to retire. He passed away in November 2009.
Stuart Pearce born, Hammersmith, London.
England international penalty misser & taker, fully-qualified spark, punk
fan, Pizza Hut advert star and belatedly, a Magpie.
Beginning in non-league with Wealdstone, Pearce first faced United when
playing at Coventry City, before a 12 year association with Nottingham Forest
raise his profile.
Having provided the opposition for his City Ground testimonial in May 1996,
Newcastle signed the defender the following year and Psycho proved to be
probably the most effective (& popular) of Kenny's Dad's Army.
24 hours after moving to SJP on a free transfer from Forest, 35 year-old Pearce
in the number 3 shirt in a 3-2 pre-season win at Birmingham City.
His only competitive strike came from a free -kick
against Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League, although he did
belt one home in a pre-season game
at SJP against Juventus.
A Cup Final appearance against Arsenal followed but his time on Tyneside drew
to a close after Gullit's appointment as Manager.
Pearce continued playing in the top flight with West Ham, but suffered two
broken legs within six months, which sidelined him for most of the 1999/00
However, that same season saw him reverse his international retirement at the
request of Kevin Keegan - then England boss -, two further caps boost his
total to 78 (although none came during his time at SJP).
Pearce followed KK to Manchester City in 2001, playing one final season as
captain and helping them achieve promotion to the top flight.
Concentrating on coaching, Pearce assisted Keegan and succeeded him as full-time
City boss in
March 2005, initially on a caretaker
However, a run of poor form coupled with the sale of the club saw him replaced
in 2007 by Sven - allowing him to make his part-time post of England U21 boss
into a full-time job.
He took over from Fabio Capello as first
team boss on a temporary basis in the
build-up to Euro 2012, combining this with
his U21 role and management of Team GB
ahead, of the 2012 Olympics.
However, after a poor showing at the UEFA
U21 Championships in Israel when England
lost all of their group matches his contract
It was announced in April 2014 that he would
take over as new boss of Nottingham Forest
on July 1st, after having previously
declined the position.
While at SJP he had a narrow escape from a road accident, when a council
dustcart rolled over on top of his car - scrambling from the wreckage of his
flattened Rover unscathed.
PS: Pearce has admitted that one of his
proudest moments came in the summer of 1996
- when he introduced the Sex Pistols live on
stage at London's Finsbury Park.
Lionel Perez born, Bagnoles-sur-Ceze, France.
Goalkeeper who never dirtied a Newcastle shirt
in anger, although he was an unused Premier League substitute numerous times after his baffling free transfer from the mackems in 1998
- another stunning Dalglish acquisition.
Highlights (not in
his hair) included a penalty saves in a
pre-season tournament on smogside and
his transfer away from Tyneside, after a
loan spell at Scunthorpe.
However, Lionel's finest moment remains the Wembley playoff final appearance
against Charlton - for the mackems - when he conceded 11 goals (including
After being released by United after 21 meaningless
months, Perez joined Cambridge United - where he'd been on loan.
We can confirm however that he failed to hand in his Newcastle subs coat and
could often be seen doing a spot of gardening clad in it (our spies are
became something of a cult figure (yes, cult) at the Abbey
Stadium, later playing for Enfield and then Chelmsford before
signing for Stevenage Borough.
Following a broken leg he retired and joined the
coaching staff at Broadhall Way, which saw him back in the
news in 2006.
During a stormy game against Northampton Town, TV cameras
caught Perez poking Cobblers coach Dave Watson in both
eyes - for which he was banned from the touchline, fined
and handed a 100 hour community service order by
He exited Broadhall Way soon after that and returned to
his native France, where he coached at FC Chusclan Laudun
1897 Glasgow Rangers
Connell, Lennox, Smellie
1899 Hibernian (h)
McGuigan, scorer tbc
1901 sunderland (h)
1906 Stoke (h)
Orr, Howie, J.Rutherford 2, Veitch
150 officers & crew from the Japanese battleship
"Kashima" (newly built on the Tyne at Armstrong
Whitworths of Elswick) were special guests at this game and watched from the Centre
They returned for the next home game, and saw
United score another three goals.
1907 Glasgow Rangers
1909 Blackburn Rovers
1915 Notts County (a)
1920 Manchester City
1926 Everton (a)
1937 Bradford City (h)
17-year-old Arnold Grundy got one of only two Toon starts
in this win, at left half. The season ended with a run of
five wins and United finishing a respectable fourth.
1948 Tottenham Hotspur
(a) 1-1 (0-1)
This point confirmed United's return to the First
Division, in second place behind Birmingham City.
miles away at Wembley Stadium that same afternoon, Manchester United beat Blackpool
4-2 to win the FA Cup final.
1954 Chelsea (a)
United ended the season with a victory at Stamford
Bridge - their first away success since beating the
smoggies at Ayresome Park on Christmas Day 1953.
1962 Bobby Moncur
signed full professional forms for Newcastle, during the
short managerial reign of Norman Smith.
1963 Newcastle Reserves were beaten 0-2 at SJP in the Central League
by their Bolton Wanderers counterparts.
That avenged a Magpies win over the Trotters by the same
margin at Burnden Park just a month previously in the same
1965 Manchester City
After the excitement of the previous home game
when promotion was won, almost 25,000 less home fans
saw a memorable season conclude.
1971 West Ham United
John Tudor struck his fourth Magpies goal on his
fifteenth appearance since signed from Sheffield United in
1974 Burnley (h)
Texaco Cup success came against the Clarets in extra
time of this one-legged final.
Captain Bobby Moncur volleyed home Jimmy
Smith's cross to win it, before accepting the
silverware from Sir Alf
Future Magpie Geoff Nulty appeared for Burnley as did Ray
Hankin - who would later join the backroom staff at
1976 Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Macdonald 2, Burns
A decent end to the season, although progress in
both domestic cup competitions had detracted from United's
Grimsby Town (h)
United were in the midst of a disastrous sequence that
saw them drop to ninth.
Six defeats and a draw ensured a mediocre finishing position, while worse was to
follow, with four-goal stuffings at the hands of Blackburn
and QPR in the next two games.
1991 West Ham United
Our unbeaten run was extended to five games as the
influence of recently-appointed boss Ossie Ardiles began to be
Even the staunchly southern "Daily Mail"
was moved to comment that the game was a "classic
exposition of footballing skills."
1996 A young Red Devils reserve side that had
already won the Pontins League Division One title
saw off Jeff Clarke's second string 2-0.
The game was played at Bury's Gigg Lane ground.
1999 Wimbledon (a)
Alan Shearer netted for a fourth successive game but
United's winless run following FA Cup Semi Final success
was extended to three games after this tepid encounter at
Some geezer called Kinnear was in charge of the Wombles
and got his boat race on the programme cover. Gertcha.
2001 The Reserves
ended their season in style with a 5-1 win at Bradford
City. Lomana LuaLua, Diego Gavilan(2), Colin McMenamin and
Stuart Green scored
Newcastle debutant Darren Ambrose netted for the reserves just before the half
hour against Manchester United at SJP.
Colin Heath then levelled for the visitors, before injuries to Stephen Brennan
and Carl Cort then left the Magpies down to ten men midway through the second
Heath then rapidly capitalised on his side's numerical advantage to net what
turned out to be the winner in front of 3,000 fans.
2004 A winning goal in
second half added time gave our reserves a 2-1 success in a rescheduled fixture away to the smoggies second string at
Matty Pattison got the vital strike after Lewis Guy had
given us the lead, Craddock levelling from the spot.
2005 Manchester United (a)
A breathtaking strike from
Wayne Rooney saved a mediocre Manchester United
from their first home defeat of the season as a patched-up Toon side threatened a major shock.
Darren Ambrose had given us a
deserved lead at half-time with a well-taken goal after 27
minutes, seizing on a poor clearance from 'keeper Tim Howard.
Rooney was about to substituted
with almost an hour gone following a dead leg in the first half,
but when Peter Ramage headed infield, Rooney hit a stunning
volley that flew past Given into the top corner.
Even then we looked like
holding out for a point, which was the least a spirited display deserved, but Wes Brown beat a static Shola Ameobi to
head the winner from a corner.
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proved to be lucky thirteen for Tommy Craig and his young Magpies as they extended their season-long
unbeaten record on home territory, beating Bolton Reserves by a
solitary Carl Finnigan goal.
Having put a spoke in the wheel of both Manchester United and the Smoggies,
the reserves were unable to withstand the
challenge of Bolton, who claimed the title after a deserved 3-1
victory at Leyland.
Magpies defender David Edgar headed home a late consolation from a James Troisi
Ipswich Town (h)
Despite a late and ludicrously offside goal, United managed
to make it through the whole season unbeaten on
with Roy Keane's
Tractor Boys unable to spoil the Championship party.
twice came from behind to prevent United notching up
their 30th win of the season and breaking through the 100 points barrier,
although both were accomplished at Loftus Road
the following weekend.
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