Fulham (a) SOLD OUT (away
& mixed areas)
Crystal Palace (h) Public
Everton (h) Member sale now
Southampton (a) ST
holder sale now (0 points)
Romain Amalfitano (Dijon)
A 2-2 draw at Auxerre in Ligue 2 on Friday was achieved without the on-loan
toon winger, who remains injured.
Jonas Gutierrez (Norwich City)
Another blank day for Jonas, who missed the Premier League visit of Stoke City
on Saturday. Since moving to Carrow Road, he's made just two
Mehdi Abeid (Panathinaikos)
A resounding 4-1 home win
over Aris in the Greek Super League on Saturday featured 21 year-old Mehdi,
who is under contract at Gallowgate until 2016.
An injury to left back Mitch Hancox gave Fergie his first Championship
start since November. However he was unable to prevent QPR posting a 2-0 win
at St.Andrews, lasting 73 minutes before being replaced.
The hip problem that afflicted Curtis on
his senior debut for Australia on Tuesday is expected to rule him out of
Sunday's Scottish Cup trip to Inverness.
James Tavernier/Haris Vuckic (Rotherham United)
Oldham Athletic (a) League One, Tuesday.
/ Adam Campbell (St.Mirren)
Dundee United (a) SPFL, Sat March 15th.
interest in this season's FA Vase ended on Saturday, as a goal from ex Magpies
reserve Dennis Knight gave West Auckland a 1-0 Quarter Final win in front of
over 1,000 fans at Dunston UTS.
Down in Leicestershire meanwhile, Newcastle Benfield also bowed out following a
0-1 loss to St.Andrews.
Monday's semi-final draw will be completed by Quarter Final victors
Eastbourne United and Sholing.
From the FA, Thursday:
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew
has admitted an FA misconduct charge in relation to his sideís game against
Hull City on 1 March 2014.
Pardew was involved in an incident with a
Hull City player in the 72nd minute of this fixture.
He has requested a personal hearing, the
date of which will be set in due course.
Pardew's actual charge is one of improper
conduct and as previously confirmed, "due to the serious violent and/or
aggressive nature of the reported behaviour this case has been designated as
It's expected that Pardew's
case will be heard before United's next game, meaning that his
ban/deportation/ punishment beatings will begin at Craven Cottage.
Mike off the mark!
An otherwise unremarkable Tuesday in August
2009 has taken on added significance for Mike Williamson, with each
passing year extending his personal goal drought.
The thirteenth and most recent strike of the defender's career came for Watford
in a 4-2 Championship success against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground over
four years ago, shortly before his move to Tyneside.
Since then there have been near misses, blocks on the line and strikes against
the goal frame - plus two OGs at the other end (in FA Cup ties at Stevenage and
Brighton) ...but that duck remains resolutely unbroken.
In all competitive matches, it's now 128 games since Willo last got on
the scoresheet - all but two of those coming in the colours of Newcastle.
And counting only Premier League appearances for United, Hull marked the 93rd
barren game that Mike has featured in, extending his lead on previous club
rivals Jose Enrique (85), Alan Smith (52) and Peter Ramage (51).
He's still got some way to go if he's claim the all-time NUFC club record
Alf Maitland (1924-30) 163
James Nelson (1930-35) 160
Tony Whitson (1906-19) 146
Dave Davidson (1930-37) 145
Andy McCombie (1904-10) 131
Just like the scenes that greeted Bob Moncur and Frank Clark when they
eventually found the net, Willo's long overdue first goal will be celebrated to
(All stats refer to outfield players only, obviously).
Shola in their sights
Before setting off for friendlies in the USA
ahead of their Brazil World Cup campaign, Nigeria are to play a warm-up game
against Scotland at Fulham's Craven Cottage.Premier
Gordon Strachan's side will face the Super Eagles on Wednesday May 28th and Shola
Ameobi will doubtless hope to win another cap, having scored in a 2-2 draw
with Italy at Craven Cottage back in November.
Following another enforced weekend off, Newcastle return to action on Saturday
week by the banks of the Thames at Craven Cottage. Kick-off is at 3pm.
All 2,900 tickets for the away section have been sold and the adjacent
"mixed area" is now also a sellout.
Having beaten Aston Villa both home and away, victory over Felix Magath's side
would be their second double of the season - and a remarkable eighth win on
This part of SW6 though hasn't been a happy hunting ground for the club, with
Alan Pardew beaten on all three occasions he's managed us here and United
having lost four in a row since Joey Barton's late penalty conversion stole
three points back in December 2007.
Quite where Pardew will be watching this one remains to be seen, but it won't
be from the visitor's dugout....
NUFC: It's anticipated that Fabricio Coloccini will have returned from
compassionate leave in Argentina, while Davide Santon, Hatem Ben Arfa, Rob
Elliot and Sammy Ameobi are all doubts at this stage due to fitness issues.
Loic Remy returned from international duty with an ankle injury, although he
played on for France after being the victim of a heavy tackle.
Power match betting is online here
Newcastle to win @ 6/4
Newcastle to score in both halves @ 12/5
(NB: quoted odds were accurate at the time of writing, but subject to
fluctuation - click on the link above to display current live odds).
Former Magpie Damien Duff won't be involved due to a knee injury, while fellow
midfielder Scott Parker is doubtful with the same ailment.
While United had a two week break between games due to Everton's involvement in the FA Cup, the
bottom -placed Cottagers made it nine Premier League games without a win when
losing 1-3 at Cardiff on Saturday.
That means Fulham have failed to keep a clean sheet in the Premier League in
their last fourteen attempts.
On home turf this season, Fulham have lost ten Premier League games, winning
three and drawing one. It's no great shock to learn also that their goals
conceded at home tally of 31 is by far the worst in the division.
Beating Stoke 1-0 in October, Villa 2-1 in December and West Ham 2-1 on New
Years Day, they were held 1-1 by West Brom back in September.
Since the first day of 2014 though, Fulham have lost four home games in a row,
with the mackems, Southampton, Liverpool and Chelsea all collecting maximum
And before Christmas, Arsenal, Cardiff, Manchester United, Swansea, Spurs and
Manchester City were also successful on Stevenage Road.
UK TV: None
6 Eren (Den)
Canal+ Sport (France)
Fox Sports 2 HD (Ned)
NBC Sports Live Extra (USA)
SuperSport HD2 Africa
SuperSport 5 Africa
TV3+ (Den) +HD
Viaplay HD (Den)
UK Radio: tbc
Overseas Radio: Live commentary on talkSPORT
Local Radio: Live commentary on BBC Radio Newcastle
Travel: confirmation of post-match dry train services from London Kings
Cross is awaited.
Toon away to Fulham - post-WW2:
2012/13: Lost 1-2 Ben Arfa
2011/12: Lost 2-5 Guthrie, Ben Arfa
2010/11: Lost 0-1
2008/09: Lost 1-2 Ameobi
2007/08: Won 1-0 Barton (pen)
2006/07: Lost 1-2 Martins
2005/06: Lost 0-1
2004/05: Won 3-1 Ambrose, Kluivert, Ameobi
2003/04: Won 3-2 Robert, Shearer 2
2002/03: Lost 1-2 Shearer
2001/02: Lost 1-3 Speed
1983/84: Drew 2-2 Beardsley, Keegan
1982/83: Drew 2-2 McDermott, Varadi
1981/82: Lost 0-2 (LC)
1979/80: Lost 0-1
1978/79: Won 3-1 Connolly, Withe, Shoulder
1967/68: Lost 0-2
1966/67: Lost 1-5 B.Robson
1965/66: Lost 0-2
1960/61: Lost 3-4 Allchurch, Hughes, Woods
1959/60: Lost 3-4 Eastham, Hale 2
1955/56: Won 5-4 (FA) Casey, Keeble 2, Milburn, Stokoe
1951/52: Drew 1-1 G.Robledo
1950/51: Drew 1-1 Walker
1949/50: Lost 1-2 Milburn
1947/48: Lost 0-3
1946/47: Won 3-0 Bentley, Wayman
Latest Premier League fixtures:
(all 3pm kick-offs unless specified)
Cardiff City 3-1 Fulham
Crystal Palace 0-1 Southampton
Norwich City 1-1 Stoke City
West Bromwich Albion 0-3 Manchester United
Chelsea 4-0 Spurs
Hull City v
Manchester City (12.45pm) BT
Everton v Cardiff City
Southampton v Norwich City
Stoke City v West Ham
mackems v Crystal Palace
Swansea City v West Bromwich Albion
Aston Villa v Chelsea (5.30pm) Sky
United v Liverpool (1.30pm) Sky
Spurs v Arsenal (4pm) Sky
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United's FA Youth Cup Quarter Final tie
against Chelsea takes place at SJP this coming Tuesday, March
Kickoff will be at 7.05pm and admission can be gained by paying at East
Stand turnstiles. Please note that season tickets/memberships are not valid
for this competition.
As with other rounds in the competition, a result has
to be achieved at the first attempt - via extra time and penalties if
Newcastle had a blank weekend ahead of the tie, but
Chelsea opted to play an U18 league game on Friday - losing 0-3 at home to
The Blues have made it to this
stage courtesy of home wins against Dartford (4-0) and Sheffield Wednesday
(4-1) before a 2-0 success away to Cardiff City.
England U17 striker Dominic Solanke netted three in the victory over Dartford
and one in each of the other ties.
Chelsea were beaten by
Norwich City in the 2013 Final,
having won the competition in both 2010 and 2012.
This will be the second meeting of the two clubs in this competition,
following a Fourth Round tie back in 1999, when United followed up a 0-0 draw
at Stamford Bridge with a 2-1 victory at St. James' Park.
Newcastle meanwhile began with a 2-1 win at Barnsley, inflicted a 4-0
beating on the mackems and then advanced thanks to a 1-0 victory away to
Adam Armstrong has scored in every round for his total of four goals, while
fellow striker Jonathyn Quinn plundered a hat trick in the derby.
Victory over Chelsea would see United
play the first game of a two-legged semi-final tie at home to either Charlton
Athletic, Arsenal, or Everton.
Mon 10.03.2014 Arsenal v Everton
Tue 11.03.2014 Newcastle v Chelsea
Wed 12.03.2014 Reading v Liverpool
Tue 18.03.2014 Fulham v Huddersfield Town
Semi Final (two-legged):
Newcastle/Chelsea v Charlton/Arsenal/Everton
Reading/Liverpool v Fulham/Huddersfield Town
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forum, JFK programme notes, away fans fund, some football and o course Alan
Pardew going head to...head.
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he got game
Curtis Good (Australia)
Named in the starting XI by coach Ange Postecoglou, the Magpies defender made his senior international bow
in a memorable game against Ecuador at Millwall's New Den.
3-0 up at the break, Australia were reduced to ten men soon after when
their goalkeeper was red carded. Good was replaced on 66 minutes with the
Socceroos holding a 3-2 advantage, but Ecuador ultimately won it 4-3.
Reflecting on his debut, Good said:
"You dream about it
your whole life - itís the absolute highlight of my career. I felt so
confident out there. I thought as a unit we were brilliant but at 3-0, you
should never lose a football match - when you go to 10 men itís always hard.
"Itís just unfortunate
circumstances but weíve got to take positives from it. We were brilliant in
the first half and weíve got to build on that.
"I did something to my hip. Hopefully
itís OK. Personally for me having to come off was disappointing.Ē
20 year-old Curtis became the fourth Newcastle player of the Premier League
era to represent Australia, following on from Mark Viduka, Craig Moore and
Loic Remy, Moussa Sissoko (France) Debuchy
was named in the starting XI for a 2-0 win over the Netherlands in Paris,
being replaced three minutes from time. Remy was introduced from the bench after 67
minutes and Sissoko followed on 81 minutes.
Shane Ferguson (Northern Ireland)
A 0-0 draw with Cyprus in Nicosia saw Fergie introduced as a 73rd minute
substitute by coach Michael O'Neill.
Papiss Cisse (Senegal)
It finished 1-1 against Mali in Paris - Cisse featured but failed to
score, reportedly hitting the bar and missing a further chance set up by
ex-Magpie colleague Demba Ba.
Cheick Tiote (Ivory
A 2-2 draw with Belgium
in Brussels saw the Newcastle midfielder play the full game and collect a 91st
minute yellow card.
Shola Ameobi (Nigeria)
A crowd of 68,000 filled the Georgia Dome in the US city of Atlanta to see
the Super Eagles draw 0-0 with Mexico.
The Magpies striker was an unused substitute.
(The Argentina squad for a friendly against Romania in Bucharest
didn't include Fabricio Coloccini, none of United's Dutch trio were
selected for the French game in Paris and injury saw Rob Elliot withdraw from
the Ireland squad for a kickabout against Serbia in Dublin).
Michael Newberry (Northern Ireland U19)
Tue 04.03.2014 v Switzerland (Belfast) lost 0-3
Thu 06.03.2014 v Switzerland (Dungannon) drew 2-2
Olivier Kemen (France U18s)
Wed 05.03.2014 v Germany (Lubeck) won 3-1
to the Bay
Newcastle confirm that they have agreed to concede home advantage in their Northumberland Senior Cup
semi-final tie against Whitley Bay.
Accordingly, the Seahorses will host United U21s at Hillheads on Monday
March 17th. Kickoff is 7.30pm.
This decision was announced following the Northern League's home game against
Crook Town on Monday evening, Magpies coach Peter Beardsley among those
present to witness a 1-1 draw.
Last year's finalists Bay last faced United in the Senior Cup at the same
stage in 2010, running out 3-1 winners over a side including Paul Dummett in
front of 774 fans.
The other semi-final sees Ashington face Blyth
Spartans at Woodhorn Lane on Tuesday March 18th (7.30pm).
FSF free fanzine
recent work on ticket price reductions, safe standing and other topics of
interest to travelling fans, the Football Supporters Federation (FSF) have
compiled "away fans matter" - a free PDF newsletter online
PS: The FSF are also running an away fan survey based on attendance at
games during the current season. If you'd like to help, this can be completed online
Toffees date set
Confirmation of a new date for United's Premier League home game against Everton
has now arrived and the Toffees will visit SJP on Tuesday March 25th.
Kick-off is 7.45pm and the game will not be shown on live TV in the UK.
That leaves our fixture list looking like this, with all the games below 3pm
kick-offs, except where indicated:
Sat March 15th Fulham (a)
Sat March 22nd Crystal Palace (h)
Tue March 25th Everton (h) 7.45pm
Sat March 29th Southampton (a)
Sat April 5th Manchester United (h)
Sat April 12th Stoke City (a)
Sat April 19th Swansea City (h)
Mon April 28th Arsenal (a) (8pm)*
Sat May 3rd Cardiff City (h)**
Sun May 11th Liverpool (a)
* on the assumption that
the Gunners don't overturn a 0-2 deficit this Tuesday in the away leg of their
Champions League tie against Bayern Munich.
Were Arsenal did advance, then our Emirates trip would move again, with
scope to be televised on Saturday April 26th or Sunday April 27th -
depending on the fate of other Premier League sides in that competition.
** Still subject to alteration for live TV.
beaten in basement battle
Newcastle U21s 1
Hull City 1
no Pards action
Statement from Chief Inspector Rich Kirven of
Humberside Police, Monday:
We have been working with the FA and
the football club to progress the matter appropriately.
Having reviewed the circumstances of the incident it has been agreed that the
matter will be dealt with by the FA rather than considering any criminal
There has been no complaint received from the player involved or Hull City
Association Football Club at this time.
Whilst we appreciate that some people may have found the behaviour displayed
at the game on Saturday offensive, Humberside Police will not be taking any
less than two months in the job, Andy Thorn has been sacked as
Kidderminster Harriers manager after a disastrous run of results by the
Ex-Magpies defender Thorn took charge at Aggborough early in 2014 and earned
praise after his new side were beaten 0-1 by the mackems in the FA Cup.
However a run of just one win in seven league games coupled with a change
of chairman saw Thorn ousted - a 1-5 defeat at a
Cambridge side managed by Toon old boy Richard Money ultimately sealing his
NUFC's 2012/13 accounts are summarised online
here and an accompanying statement from the "club's
board" confirms no change in financial policy - along with a coded
warning that downturns in revenue (ie boycotts) will directly affect their
ability to be competitive:
"As supporters will be aware, finances are a significant issue for all
football clubs given the introduction of Financial Fair Play into the Premier
League in addition to UEFA's Regulations.
"Complying with FFP continues to be a key influence on strategy and
something we have been working hard at over a number of years.
"Everyone at this club wants to finish as high up the Barclays Premier
League table as they possibly can. If the club can sustain itself as a 'top
ten' team year-on -year with a stable structure and the right finances, it
gives itself every chance of pushing even further.
"Matchday and commercial revenue is a key driver because that's where
the Club can compete with - and outperform - its competitors to enhance its
"Ultimately the income the Club generates, particularly, given the
restrictions of the Premier League FFP Rules, from matchday, commercial i.e.
non-TV income, will directly impact on the strength and quality on the pitch.
"The process requires patience but we remain absolutely committed to
growing the Club in a responsible and sustainable way."
The club have published the minutes of the
third Fan's Forum meeting, which can be read online
As expected, answers given to various issues raised range between informative
and insulting, those covering the sale of Yohan Cabaye in particular
Some clarification of the club's current financial state was given, as a
taster for the latest financial results since announced (see link
The notion that any profit generated by the club remains within the club was
underlined. But given the hiving off of commercial activity such as the club
shop, we're uncertain of whether that remains "within the club."
Mention of Sports Direct advertising in the stadium not benefiting the club
was refuted, on the basis that the owner didn't charge interest on the debt
owed to him by the club. So as thought, it's a favour for a favour.
The club's policy of loaning out players to "give them experience and
assess their quality" was reiterated, but that doesn't really bear
scrutiny when the likes of Haris Vuckic, Adam Campbell and Shane Ferguson are
sitting warming substitute benches week after week.
One noticeable example of doublespeak cropped up:
Q: Someone who gets a 10-year season ticket has to pay for membership which
goes up each year, why is that?
A: The Club explained that membership is included as part of a season ticket's
overall cost but the cost of membership has risen in recent years.
No confirmation of what the £200K Away Fans Fund was spent on was given,
while mention of JFK's exit brought nothing new except that the close season
would see a review of whether his former role should be filled.
Clarification of what link the serial liars at the Sports Direct News /
Football Direct News website had to the club and/or its owner was also
"...a commercial relationship had been in place between Sports Direct
and the news outlet but that this had recently ended. During this commercial
relationship with Sports Direct, the website had complete editorial
independence. It no longer has any link whatsoever with Sports Direct. It did
not - and does not - have any such agreement with the Club or any form of
Brief mention of the ongoing media bans affecting various organisations
confirmed no change in the club's outlook - meaning that the owner is happy
with the status quo.
From Abeid to Young...
....and another 1,700+ players and officials in
between, advance orders
for subscriber copies of "Newcastle
United: The Ultimate Who's Who"
are now open.
Profiling every player to have appeared in any first team game for United and
its forerunners, this mammoth undertaking is of a similar size and weight to the Ultimate
Record and will be published in November 2014.
Subscriber copies are numbered, feature a personalised
certificate mounted within and the name of the purchaser is added to a roll of
honour 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
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Saturday 15th March
Hull City 1
Saturday 1st March
Number of Newcastle games attended by NUFC.com in 2013/14:
Fixtures, Tickets etc.
The SJP Box Office is currently in the Milburn Stand, a short distance up
the slope from the Sir Bobby Robson Statue.
Paid-for matchday ticket collections take place from the windows at the back of
the Gallowgate End Stand, above NINE Bar.
SJP Box Office phone: 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
Tue 11.03.2014 U18s v Chelsea (h) @ SJP, 7.05pm. FA Youth Cup Sixth Round.
Live on Chelsea TV.
Pay at East Stand
turnstiles on the night (season tickets are not valid).
Sat 15.03.2014 U18s v Manchester United (h) @ Little Benton, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Sat 15.03.2014 Fulham
(a) @ Craven Cottage, 3pm. Premier League. SOLD
Mon 17.03.2014 U21s v Whitley Bay (a) @ Hillheads, 7.30pm. Northumberland Senior Cup Semi-Final.
Tue 18.03.2014 U18s v Blackburn Rovers (h) @ Little Benton, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Thu 20.03.2014 Robert Lee talk-in
@ Stormont Main Club, Wrekenton. Tickets
£12 (including curry & rice). Proceeds to Wrekenton Nou Camp JFC.
Bookings: via Keith Simpson on 07930 485952.
21.03.2014 U21s v Liverpool (a) @ Anfield, 7pm. U21 Premier League.
Sat 22.03.2014 U18s v smoggies (a) @ Hurworth, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 22.03.2014 Crystal Palace (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. Public sale
Tue 25.03.2014 Everton (h)
@ SJP, 7.45pm. Premier League. Member sale now, public
sale Mon 10.03.2014 (online), Thu 13.03.2014 (by phone/in person).
26.03.2014 U21s v Manchester United (h) @ Whitley Park,
7pm. U21 Premier League.
29.03.2014 U18s v Leicester City (h) @ Little Benton, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Sat 29.03.2014 Southampton (a)
@ St. Mary's Stadium, 3pm. Premier League. ST
holder sale now (0 points), members from Mon 10.03.2014 (if any). £37 adults,
£33 OAPs/17-21 years, £22 U17s, £12 U11s.
31.03.2014 U21s v Stoke City (h) @ Whitley Park,
1pm. U21 Premier League.
Sat 05.04.2014 U18s v Arsenal (a) @ Arsenal Training Centre, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 05.04.2014 Manchester United (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. Ticket
Sat 05.04.2014 U21s v Southampton (a)
@ St. Mary's Stadium, 3pm. U21 Premier League.
Thu 10.04.2014 U21s v Arsenal (h) @ Whitley Park, 1pm. U21 Premier League.
Note new date.
12.04.2014 U18s v Chelsea (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 12.04.2014 Stoke City (a)
@ Britannia Stadium, 3pm. Premier League. Ticket
Mon 14.04.2014 U21s v Manchester City (h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm. U21 Premier League.
Tue 15.04.2014 U18s v
smoggies (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 19.04.2014 Swansea City (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. Ticket
Ongoing: Toon Times exhibition @
Discovery Museum, Blandford
Square, Newcastle NE1 4JA. Free entry. (runs until 05.10.2014)
Hong Kong Soccer 7s:
Fri 23.05.2014 to Sun 25.05,2014.
Northern Ireland Milk Cup:
Sunday 27.07.2014 to
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:
(up to and including 28.04.2014)
NUFC Live on Sky Sports:
Mon 28.04.2014 Arsenal (a) 8pm
NUFC Live on BT:
None currently scheduled
FC are offering a £5 saving on Conference Premier League
home games for NUFC season ticket holders this season.
On production of their ST card, fans pay £9 for adult admission while
an adult and junior can attend for £11 via an existing offer allowing
accompanied U16s entry for £2.
(all 3pm KO
Sat 22.03.2014 Lincoln City
Sat 29.03.2014 Braintree Town
Sat 05.04.2014 Tamworth
Fri 18.04.2014 Southport
Sat 26.04.2014 Cambridge United (5.30pm)
Thu 29.05.2014 @ Village Hotel, North Tyneside. Fairs Cup 45th
anniversary dinner £45 on sale now. Further details/bookings via Bill Bruce on 07753 573613.
Live Music @ SJP:
Kings of Leon + support acts tbc. Tickets 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:
01.01.2014 Traveling Fan Packages
01.02.2014 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
International Magpies |
National Service |
Future international dates:
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)
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,Fri,Sat 12,13,14.11.2015 (playoff 1)
Sun,Mon,Tue 15,16,17.11.2015 (playoff 2)
Coxy's Cockup Corner |
Whoops, He did it Again... |
From the Daily Mail:
were generous to a fault, even into injury-time, when substitute Ryan
Gosling and Paul Dummett combined to present Anita with his first Premier
than an assist, surely he should have been nominated for a best supporting
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
On This Day in History
Born Or Died:
1884 James Brown Montgomerie Fleming born, Musselburgh, Scotland. (1911-13)
Signed from Edinburgh side St.Bernard's, centre forward Jim debuted in a
0-1 defeat at Spurs in November 1912 - three days after scoring twice for
United in a friendly.
However he quickly exited Gallowgate in favour of Tottenham before later making
a return to Scotland with Armadale.
Serving as a Major in the East Yorkshire Regiment during World War I, Jim died
in action in August 1917. His headstone is at the Dozingham Military Cemetery
1897 John Thomas Wilson
born, Leadgate, Durham. (1919-20)
Centre forward who began his
career with Leadgate St Ives, moving on from Leadgate United to join the
Magpies in May 1919.
Making his senior bow in a 1-0 victory at Arsenal the following August, Jack
netted twice against the Gunners at Gallowgate during a 3-1 success a week
Losing his place in the side after a 0-3 loss to West Bromwich Albion, Wilson
was recalled for a three game stretch the following February but failed to add
to his goal tally.
Twice sustaining a broken leg while at St.James' Park, Jack was released in
1920 and became Leadgate Park player-manager before joining Third Division
North side Durham City in February 1922.
Proving his fitness, he was soon signed up by Stockport County and after
converting to a half back was sold to Manchester United for £500 during September
Remaining at Old Trafford until 1932, Wilson ended his senior playing career in
the colours of Bristol City at the age of 36.
Later returning to Leadgate, he was reported to be working the licensed trade
in Tynemouth around 1947.
1972 Georgios Georgiadis
born, Kavala, Greece. (1998-99)
Midfielder who spent part of his
childhood in Germany, but had returned to his native Greece when signing
for Doxa Dramas.
1992 saw him join Panathinaikos, where won two league titles and was capped for
the first time by his country in March 1993.
The summer of 1998 saw Kenny Dalglish bring him to Tyneside at a cost of £500K,
three months after completing the signing of fellow Greek international, Nicos
However, while the defender settled well on Tyneside, "Gigi" made
little impact, with the man who signed him quickly exiting and Ruud Gullit
arriving to take charge in his place.
The Dutchman banished Georgiadis to the reserves until a belated first team
debut in a 0-0 draw away at Manchester United in November 1998.
Appearing sporadically thereafter, the undoubted high point of Gigi's time at
SJP came in an FA Cup Sixth Round win over Everton on the eve of his 27th
History records that he did come off the bench to
score, but via a weak poke in the vague
vicinity of the goal somehow ended up in it via Toffees defender Materazzi.
By the end of that same season though, Georgiadis was out of the first team picture
and back in the reserves, his final Magpies contribution a goal in a Northumberland Senior Cup tie against Ponteland United.
Sold to PAOK Salonika that summer for £300K, he later moved on to Olympiakos
and was selected for the Greek squad who won Euro 2004 - although like Dabizas,
he was never called into action from the bench.
Injury prevented him from featuring against United for Olympiakos in the UEFA
Cup tie of 2005 and he joined Iraklis soon after.
Returning to PAOK, Gigi retired in 2008 and took up a scouting post with the
club, later coaching the Greek U21 side before taking a post of PAOK Technical
2013 saw him step in as interim manager of PAOK before Huub Stevens was
1979 David Beharall born,
Central defender who came up
through our youth and reserve sides, before debuting in place of an injured
Steve Howey a 1-3 defeat by Everton at SJP Park in April 1999.
Unfortunately Beharall didn't have the best of debuts, with Kevin Campbell
opening the scoring for the visitors after 42 seconds.
Three more Premiership appearances that season in our winless run to the FA Cup
Final weren't enough to win Beharall a place on the bench in the 0-2 loss
to Manchester United at Wembley.
However both he and fellow local newcomer Jamie McClen signed new contracts at
the end of the season - a move interpreted in some quarters as Ruud Gullit's
attempt to buy support in a dressing room dominated by Alan Shearer and his
pals, including the out of favour Robert Lee.
After appearing in pre-season games, Beharall found himself behind new arrivals
Marcelino and Alain Goma, replacing the latter in a 3-3 home draw with
Wimbledon, but giving away a goal within minutes of appearing from the bench.
There was to be no place in the 16 for the next game - the infamous 1-2 home
derby loss in the monsoon - and what proved to be Beharall's last senior
appearance came when he was selected by caretaker manager Steve Clarke for the
Bank Holiday Monday clash at Old Trafford.
Four goals for Andy Cole in a 5-1 loss that saw smoggy Winter send off Dabizas
couldn't really be blamed on David - his arrival from the bench for the final
fifteen minutes coming with Newcastle trailing 1-4.
Never selected under Robson, Beharall's next senior game came in the black and
white shirts of Grimsby Town two years later - a trial at Preston North End
earlier in the year having come to nothing.
After his four-month Blundell Park loan, he moved to for a temporary spell at
Oldham Athletic, earning a transfer from Newcastle at a cost of £150,000 in
David saw that three year deal through and left Boundary Park on a free in
2005, joining Carlisle United for a season and helping them regain league
status via a playoff victory over Stevenage Borough.
Next stop was Stockport County (after a trial with Port Vale), where he played
for the 2005-06 season before being released, later retiring due to injury.
Remaining in the Oldham area, he's now the MD of internet company Candid
David was particularly luckless at SJP, making the headlines on two occasions
for the wrong reasons - accidentally colliding in training with Louis Saha and
breaking the on-loan Frenchman's cheekbone.
And he was equally innocent in a second tale, when near namesake and fellow
former reserve Terry Burghall made the tabloid press for some off-field
Unfortunately the story appeared with a photo of....Beharall.
PS: David also hit the headlines in 2003 when the victim of a so-called
"carjacking" attack, losing his Mercedes when stopping to use a
petrol station cashpoint.
1985 Neale McDermott born,
An England youth international
(playing alongside Wayne Rooney) and the son of Terry Mac, he appeared briefly
for our reserve side and got no further at Craven Cottage before being farmed
out on loan to Swindon and later Darlington.
Released by Fulham in 2006, McDermott had a trial at Dunfermline Athletic
before being invited to train with Carlisle United, who at the time were
managed by his dad's former SJP colleague Neil McDonald.
Neale then turned up at
Hartlepool United, Dundee, Grimsby Town and Wrexham before signing for Belgian
side La Louviere in 2009, along with former Magpie reserve colleague Guy Bates.
Later returning to Tyneside in the colours of Gateshead, Neale was reported
to have joined Maltese side Marsaxlokk in July 2010.
Working as a players agent and as part of the marketing team
responsible for the Red Bull energy drink, McDermott later became head of youth
scouting for Adidas.
1902 Manchester City (a)|
1913 Sunderland (a)
FA Cup 4th Round
1924 Liverpool (h)
FA Cup 4th Round
1930 Everton (h)
Portsmouth (a) 2-2)
FA Cup 6th Round
Jackie Milburn remembered this game as
the best of his career, with thousands of United fans making the long journey to
Fratton by train.
The home side's Belgian winger Marcel Gaillard opened the scoring, but United
hit back twice before Douggie Reid equalised. Milburn then hit a fantastic third
to complete his hat trick before Robledo added the fourth.
footage is online here
Broadbent, Deeley, Mason
The home side benefited from a fourth consecutive home game, winning this
as they had the previous three en route to clinching the First Division title.
1961 Wolves (a)
Three years to the day that he'd netted against United, Peter Broadbent was
on target once again at Molineux.
1968 Celtic (a)Johnstone,
Davies(30), Scott, T.Robson
completed a friendly double over the European Champions, having recently beaten them 1-0
A headed effort by Wyn Davies from a Dave Elliott cross put the visitors ahead
at Parkhead United a halftime
lead and Jimmy Scott then followed suit from Jackie Sinclair's centre, before
Jimmy Johnstone reduced the arrears.
Yet another Scot then came up with an assist, as Bob Moncur set up Tommy
Robson to make it 3-1. Bobby Lennox then netted but Jock Stein's side couldn't
find an equaliser.
up as follows:
Marshall, Burton, Clark, Elliott, Winstanley, Moncur,
Sinclair, Scott, Davies, B.Robson, T.Robson.
Former Magpie Ronnie Simpson was between the posts for the home side.
SC Internacional scorers tbc
Top class Brazilian opposition visited Newcastle for this friendly; Internacional were based
in the city of Porto Alegre and formed the basis for the national side.
Cambridge United (a) 0-0 (0-0)
Bobby Shinton made his Magpies debut at the Abbey Stadium, following a £175,000
transfer from Manchester City.
The striker would enjoy a something of a love/ hate relationship with the
St.James' crowd; though mostly the latter....
1995 West Ham
Deputising for the injured Peter Beardsley, Lee Clark converted Paul
Kitson's centre from close range for the opening goal.
Future Hammer Kitson then wrapped up the points with his tenth goal of the
FA Cup 6th Round
Ketsbaia(16), Speed(27), Batty(90)
United made it through to their first FA Cup Semi Final since 1974 after
overcoming their Premiership rivals.
They didn't have it all their own way though, Danny Wilson's side pressing for
an equaliserat 1-2 until Ade Moses was dismissed.
David Batty then rounded off the victory in the final seconds to set up a Semi
Final tie against
either Sheffield United or Coventry City, who had drawn 1-1 earlier in the day.
AZ Alkmaar (Netherlands) (h)
UEFA Cup Round of 16, First Leg
og(Steinsson)(8), Dyer(22), Martins(23,37)
This is possibly as good as it ever got for Glenn Roeder and yet it was
probably the beginning of the end for his managerial reign.
A scintillating first half performance saw
United race into a three goal lead, but a late penalty for a Steven Taylor handball
(initially saved) was to prove the turning point in this tie.
Before the game, Scott Parker accepted a plaque from UEFA
to mark the crowning of the club as Intertoto Cup winners - a title bestowed on
us for being the last surviving side in the UEFA Cup to qualify via the
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It was little more than most of us expected
but another startling collapse followed an unfortunate opening goal as United
took yet another pounding at Anfield.
Three goals in nine minutes either side of the
break did the damage but it was another slice of rotten luck that saw us go
behind when Jose Enrique's clearance hit Jermaine Pennant and looped over Steve
Two minutes later an excellent finish from
Fernando Torres doubled the deficit on the stroke of half-time and Steven
Gerrard got the third just six minutes after the interval.
Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear predicted his return to the dugout would be in
April against his old side, Tottenham:
"I am feeling
really good and am desperate to get back. I'm hoping I will return for the Spurs
Like most things that came out of his mouth, that thankfully proved to be false.
However, his reappearance on the SJP payroll would belatedly and bizarrely come
to pass in 2013....
eventful Tyne-wear reserve derby ended 3-3 at SJP in front of 2,995 fans.
Goals from Gabriel Obertan, Dan Gosling and Ryan Donaldson sent United's teenage
following into a frenzy and proceedings had to be halted when Sp*rts D*rect
hoardings were ripped down in the East Stand and hurled on to the
Alan Pardew watched Newcastle reserves draw 1-1 with
Manchester City at a drizzly and gloomy Whitley Park and
noted the form of fit-again central defender Remie Streete.
United took the lead in the 61st minute through Steven Logan's first reserve
goal but City's
Marcos Lopes levelled from the penalty spot.
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