Palace (a) / West Brom (a) SOLD OUT
(h) / Stoke (h) Public sale now
(h) Member sale now
Sky and BT have announced live TV picks
covering the period February 1st to 23rd, with one Newcastle game moving as
Sat 22.02.2014 Aston Villa (h) @ 5.30pm
Sky will televise this game in their Saturday teatime slot, but have
reserved the right to swap it with the Crystal Palace versus Manchester United
game that they've now allocated to Sun 23.02.2014 @ 1.30pm
The deciding factor will be if the Red Devils end up with a Champions League
tie on Tue 25.02.2014 - if they do, then they get Sat 5.30pm and we get Sun
David Moyes has already seen his side qualify for the next round of the
Champions League and they'll learn their opponents in the draw next Monday
(16th) with the matchday allocation usually confirmed within 24 hours.
NB: Despite their being no UK live TV coverage, the home derby is
anticipated to be altered on police advice from a 3pm kickoff on Saturday
We had signed copies of three
recently-published books (full details below) up for grabs in our latest
competition and asked which product of Wallsend Boys Club won his first senior England cap at
Wembley in November 2013.
That was of course Fraser Forster and prizes will soon be
dispatched to the following lads and lass:
Louise Farley, Chorleywood
Glenn Howe, Heaton
Darryl Peel, Tyneside
Marc Mulhern, location tbc
The books (details/order info via links):
East" 66 local
personalities recount their favourite view of the region, illustrated with
some fine images and sold to benefit the SBR Foundation info
"We're the Famous
Blyth Spartans" A detailed account of
the ups and downs of the Green and Whites info
"The History of Wallsend Boys
Club" the life and times of a fine footballing nursery and social resource
Monday brought reports in the Scottish press
that a loan deal taking Adam Campbell to SPFL side St. Mirren in the
new year was close to being formalised.
The teenage forward celebrates his 19th birthday on New Years Day and United
are keen for Campbell to increase his senior team experience, having playing
just once this season during an ill-fated loan spell at Carlisle United.
However St.Mirren aren't the only side to have expressed interest in a
temporary switch for Campbell, with several clubs on both sides of the border
also in contention.
Since making five appearances for United in League and Cup last season,
Campbell's involvement for The Magpies has been restricted to friendlies and
in the FA Cup Third round will be Cardiff City, who are scheduled to
visit SJP over the weekend of January 4th 2014 - although a home tie for the
mackems and consequent policing implications will preclude both sides from
kicking off at 3pm on Saturday.
Our last meeting saw United win 2-1 in Wales back in October, extending our
run of victories against the side formerly known as The Bluebirds to
City are our final scheduled home opponents of the season next May and their
most recent appearance on Tyneside ended in a 5-1 home success during the
2009/10 Championship season.
Since Malky Mackay took over in June 2011, Cardiff have failed to win in the
FA Cup - exiting in the Third Round at West Bromwich Albion and then
Third Round Draw:
Arsenal v Spurs
Aston Villa v Sheffield United
Barnsley v Hartlepool or Coventry
Birmingham City v Bristol Rovers or Crawley Town
Blackburn Rovers v Manchester City
Bolton Wanderers v Blackpool
Bournemouth v Fleetwood Town or Burton Albion
Brighton v Reading
Bristol City v Watford
Charlton Athletic v Oxford United
Derby County v Chelsea
Doncaster Rovers v Stevenage
Everton v QPR
Ipswich Town v Preston North End
Grimsby Town v Huddersfield Town
Kidderminster v Peterborough
Liverpool v Oldham or Mansfield Town
Macclesfield Town v Sheffield Wednesday
Manchester United v Swansea
smoggies v Hull City
Nottingham Forest v West Ham
Norwich City v Fulham
Port Vale v Plymouth
Rochdale v Leeds United
Southampton v Burnley
Southend United v Millwall
Stoke City v Leicester City
mackems v Carlisle
West Bromwich Albion v Crystal Palace
Wigan v MK Dons
Yeovil Town v Leyton Orient
NUFC v CCFC - FA Cup History:
1925/26 won 2-0 (a) Seymour 2
1938/39 drew 0-0 (a)
1938/39 won 4-1 (h) Clifton, Gordon, Mooney, Park
Bluebirds in Toon - last ten:
2009/10 won 5-1 Carroll 2, og,
1983/84 won 3-1 Waddle, Keegan 2
1981/82 won 2-1 Varadi, Trewick
1980/81 won 2-1 Clarke, Shoulder
1979/80 won 1-0 Shoulder
1978/79 won 3-0 Connolly, Withe, Robinson
1964/65 won 2-0 Hilley, Anderson
1963/64 lost 0-4
1962/63 won 2-1 Fell 2
1960/61 won 5-0 Luke 2, White 2, Mitchell
Round Record - last 20 years:
2012/13 Brighton and Hove Albion (a) lost 0-2
2011/12 Blackburn Rovers (h) won 2-1
2010/11 Stevenage (a) lost 1-3
2009/10 Plymouth Argyle (a) drew 0-0 (won replay)
2008/09 Hull City (a) drew 0-0 (lost replay)
2007/08 Stoke City (a) drew 0-0 (won replay)
2006/07 Birmingham City (a) drew 2-2 (lost replay)
2005/06 Mansfield Town (h) won 1-0
2004/05 Yeading (a) won 2-0
2003/04 Southampton (a) won 3-0
2002/03 Wolves (a) lost 2-3
2001/02 Crystal Palace (h) won 2-0
2000/01 Aston Villa (h) drew 1-1 (lost replay)
1999/00 Spurs (a) drew 1-1 (won replay)
1998/99 Crystal Palace (h) won 2-1
1997/98 Everton (a) won 1-0
1996/97 Charlton (a) drew 1-1 (won replay)
1995/96 Chelsea (a) drew 1-1 (lost replay on pens)
1994/95 Blackburn (h) drew 1-1 (won replay)
1993/94 Coventry City (h) won 2-0
No Fergie, no bother:
Manchester United 0 Newcastle 1
7th December 2013 saw Newcastle rid themselves of one of their longest-running
hoodoos by winning at Old Trafford in the league for the first time since
John Tudor and Stewart Barrowclough were the heroes almost 42 years ago but
this time it was Yohan Cabaye who gave The Magpies victory over the reigning Champions
with a deserved 61st minute winner.
On the eve of his third anniversary in charge of United, Alan Pardew chose to
bolster his midfield by drafting in Vurnon Anita in place of Shola Ameobi. And
clad in their Brazilian-styled change kit, the visitors proceeded to dominate
the middle of the park all afternoon.
David Moyes was able to welcome back Robin Van Persie but the out-of-sorts Dutchman caused
his compatriot/ adversary, Tim Krul, very few problems all afternoon. And with Wayne Rooney
suspended the Red Devils misfired badly and we were well-placed to take advantage.
Pardew's instructions were evident from the start, to stifle and frustrate the
home side by denying them space and time - a ploy that worked well in the first
period, reducing Moyes' side to one shot that Krul smothered and a penalty box
scramble that saw Fabricio Coloccini and Mike Williamson block goal-bound
After the break, the Red Devils upped their efforts and Patrice Evra had a
header that hit the post before Anita cleared off the line with TV replays
showing the ball hitting his left arm in the process.
But after Howard Webb's anti-Toon performance at Swansea in midweek, decisions were going
in our favour this time as Andre Marriner and his assistants failed to show the
usual Fergie-era Old Trafford bias.
The arrival of Hatem Ben Arfa for Yoan Gouffran posted notice that Newcastle's
intentions were greater than a point and the decisive moment came just after
the hour when Krul's long clearance fell to Moussa Sissoko out on the
He strode forward before pulling the ball back for Cabaye to side-foot past David De
Gea from the edge of the box. Cue pandemonium in one corner of the ground.
Pursued by his colleagues, Cabaye went to ground by the corner flag in front
of the section holding the away fans and was then the unfortunate recipient of
what can only be described as a mass pile-on.
An excellent offside decision by assistant Sian Massey denied Van Persie a
headed equaliser while a few stray crosses whistled close to Krul's goal.
However, the home side created very little of note - Williamson and Coloccini
both in tremendous form - and home fans were starting to drift away from their
seats by the 75th minute.
Our fourth away success of the season came thanks to a host of fine performances;
Cheick Tiote and Anita
giving battling displays in midfield, while Loic Remy led the line effectively and
also contributed admirably in defence.
With one eye on running down the clock, Shola Ameobi replaced Cabaye and
proceeded to frustrate the home side with some fine play to win free-kicks and corners.
Three points lifted Newcastle back up to 6th, although a Spurs victory on
wearside soon returned us to seventh.
However, this fabulous victory puts us firmly on the shoulders of all the Champions League contenders
and looking in great shape heading towards the hectic festive season.
And whatever else comes to pass this season, we'll recall this as the campaign
when a great weight was lifted from our shoulders. Breaking the Stamford
Bridge hoodoo back in 2012 was a momentous occasion, but finally cracking the
curse of Old Trafford was simply astounding.
Full match report to follow.
Team: Krul, Debuchy (Yanga-Mbiwa 83), Williamson, Coloccini, Santon,
Tiote, Anita, Sissoko, Cabaye (Sh.Ameobi 78), Gouffran (Ben Arfa 57), Remy.
Subs n/u: Cisse, Gutierrez, Elliot, Obertan.
Booked: Cabaye, Anita. It was Cabaye's fifth yellow, meaning he will miss the visit
MUFC: De Gea, Rafael (Valencia 76), Evans, Vidic, Evra, Januzaj, Jones,
Cleverley (Anderson 69), Nani (Zaha 68), Van Persie, Hernandez.
Subs n/u: Ferdinand, Lindegaard, Young, Welbeck.
Goal: Cabaye 61.
Crowd: 75,233, including around 3,000 jubilant Mags, most of whom stayed
well after the final whistle to celebrate wildly.
"It's a long time isn't it?"
"Sometimes when you get victories of this manner it's difficult to digest
straight away and obviously the headlines might be elsewhere, but I hope the
players get credit for their performance.
"I could still hear our fans singing when I was down the tunnel. It's a huge
win for them. I knew our players were very conscious of those 41 years and were determined
to put that right, although it is easier said than done."
In emulating Joe Harvey's achievement of winning at Old Trafford in
the league, Alan Pardew broke a sequence of no less than fourteen different
Newcastle managers attempting and failing in that quest:
Gordon Lee, Richard Dinnis, Jack Charlton, Willie McFaul, Jim Smith, Kevin Keegan,
Kenny Dalglish, Ruud Gullit, Steve Clarke, Bobby Robson, Graeme Souness, Glenn
Roeder, Nigel Pearson and Chris Hughton.
(NB: Keegan failed in both spells in charge, while the brief reign of Sam
Allardyce never included a fixture there)
Magpies @ Old Trafford since a win:
2013/14 won 1-0 Cabaye
2012/13 lost 3-4 Perch, og(Evans),
2012/13 lost 1-2 Cisse (LC)
2011/12 drew 1-1 Ba (pen)
2010/11 lost 0-3
2008/09 drew 1-1 Martins
2007/08 lost 0-6
2006/07 lost 0-2
2005/06 lost 0-2
2004/05 lost 1-2 Ambrose
2003/04 drew 0-0
2002/03 lost 3-5 Bernard, Shearer, Bellamy
2001/02 lost 1-3 Shearer
2000/01 lost 0-2
1999/00 lost 1-5 og(Berg)
1998/99 drew 0-0
1997/98 drew 1-1 Andersson
1996/97 drew 0-0
1995/96 lost 0-2
1994/95 lost 0-2
1993/94 drew 1-1 Cole
1988/89 lost 0-2
1988/89 lost 0-2 (Mercantile)
1987/88 drew 2-2 Mirandinha
1986/87 lost 1-4 D.Jackson
1985/86 lost 0-3
1984/85 lost 0-5
1977/78 lost 2-3 Martin, Burns
1976/77 lost 1-3 Nulty
1976/77 lost 2-7 Burns, Nattrass (LC)
1975/76 lost 0-1
1973/74 lost 0-1
1972/73 lost 1-2 Nattrass
1971/72 won 2-0 Tudor, Barrowclough
Premier League results:
Crystal Palace 2-0 Cardiff City
Liverpool 4-1 West Ham
Southampton 1-1 Manchester City
Stoke City 3-2 Chelsea
West Brom 0-2 Norwich City
mackems 1-2 Spurs
Fulham 2-0 Aston Villa
Arsenal 1-1 Everton
Swansea City 1-1 Hull City
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Current NUFC outbound loans:
No place for Fergie in the City side or bench who were held to a 2-2 home
draw by Boro in the Championship on Saturday.
Dan Gosling (Blackpool)
Another poor day for the Tangerines, who were beaten 1-5 at Derby County in
the Championship on Saturday. Paul Ince's side finished with nine men - one
more than in midweek - with the on-loan Magpie playing 90 minutes and
receiving a yellow card.
James Tavernier/Haris Vuckic (Rotherham United)
In order not to be cup-tied, either player was given permission to play on
Saturday as the Millers lost 1-2 at home to Rochdale in an FA Cup Second Round tie.
Another 90 minute shift for Conor in a 0-0 home draw with Inverness Caledonian
Thistle in the SFPL on Saturday.
Mehdi Abeid (Panathinaikos)
Abeid's current side were away at Kalloni in the Greek Super League on
Sunday and won 4-0, with our man among the goals.
Cup success on Sunday afternoon for the Ligue 2 side, who recorded a 6-1
win at amateur side Fabregues. Winger Amalfitano played the first
Michael Richardson (Accrington Stanley)
An FA Cup First Round exit to Tranmere Rovers meant that Stanley weren't in
action this weekend.
Blackburn Rovers U18s 4 Newcastle U18s 1
in a rearranged Friday fixture to accommodate the home side's FA Youth Cup tie
on Tuesday, Newcastle U18s lost for the first time in four games, beaten by a
Rovers side with the leakiest backline in the league.
Blackburn won the last meeting of the sides at Brockhall by the same margin
back in March and while their defence may leave something to be desired,
there's little wrong with their prowess at the other end of the field.
It took just five minutes for the home side to take the lead, Dean
Rittenberg swapping passes with Jordan Preston before shooting beyond Jonathan
United attempted to reply and Dan Barlaser struck the goal frame before Rovers
extended their lead in the 20th minute, Bradley Bauress pouncing after a
corner wasn't properly dealt with by the visiting defence.
The second half saw a revitalised Newcastle side seize the initiative and keep
goalkeeper David Raya occupied - the Spanish custodian denying both Tom
Heardman and former Rovers apprentice Macauley Booth.
Olivier Kemen's first competitive goal for the club then made it 1-2
with 18 minutes to play; he and Heardman both then spurning chances to level
the contest before two breakaway goals sealed our fate.
First of all Preston shot home, before substitute Sam Joel sealed Blackburn's
second win in twelve league outings and meant that they replaced United in
Team: Mitchell, Drennan, Booth, Gillesphey, Cameron, Roberts (Cobain
70), Kerridge (Storey 70), Kemen, Barlaser, Quinn, Heardman. Subs n/u:
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City 3 Newcastle 0
claim double prize
November's gongs for
Manager and Player of the Month both ended up on Tyneside, with
Newcastle's four match winning streak prompting recognition for both Alan
Pardew and Tim Krul.
For Pardew it's his first such accolade since February 2006 when he was in
charge of West Ham - failing to collect a single monthly prize despite being
voted the Manager of the season for 2011-12.
And for the club it's their twelfth such award, following five for Kevin
Keegan (Nov 1993, Aug 1994, Feb 1995, Aug 1995, Sep 1995) and six for Bobby Robson
(Feb 2000, Aug 2000, Dec 2001, Feb 2002, Jan 2003, Oct 2003).
Krul's player award is the eighth for a current Magpie, following on from Rob
Lee (Sep 1994, Nov 1994), David Ginola (Aug 1995), Alan Shearer (Sep 1998, Dec
2002, Oct 2003) and Demba Ba (Dec 2011)
Recognition of a 'keeper is also comparatively uncommon, with Krul's just the
eighth since the award was first given in August 1994 and the first since Mark
Schwarzer of Fulham was selected for February 2010.
Ultimate Who's Who
Since publication of the highly-successful "Newcastle
United: The Ultimate Record" back in 2011, club historian Paul
Joannou has been devoting his energies to a sister work, "Newcastle
United: The Ultimate Who's Who."
Profiling every player to have appeared in any first team game for the club and
its predecessors, the 1,750 biographies included also include managers,
administrators and other backroom staff, plus a wealth of unpublished
This mammoth undertaking is of a similar size and weight to the Ultimate
Record and publication has been set for November 2014.
NUFC.com readers can now pre-order exclusive subscriber copies priced at £30.
Each subscriber copy is individually numbered, features a personalised
certificate mounted within, while the purchaser's name is added to a roll of
honour that will appear in every copy of the book.
The advance purchase price of £30 is the same as the cover price upon
publication, but subscribers will have their copy hand-delivered or posted to
them at any address in the UK for no extra charge (overseas orders are
welcome, with shipping charged at cost price).
This subscriber offer closes on May 1st 2014
and you'll find full details and options to pre-order both online and by post
The Magpies go looking
for a fourth consecutive home victory in the Premier League on Saturday, when
the Saints visit for an
old-fashioned 3pm kickoff.
Tickets remain on public sale.
Squad: Yohan Cabaye is suspended while
Moussa Sissoko is one booking away from an automatic one match ban.
Power match betting is online here
Newcastle to score exactly two goals @ 13/5
(they've done so in the last five home PL games)
Newcastle to win 4-2 @
(last season's corresponding result)
(NB: quoted odds were accurate at the time of writing, but subject to
fluctuation - click on the link above to display current live odds).
News is awaited on the fitness or otherwise of Victor Wanyama, Nathaniel
Clyne, Morgan Schneiderlin, Artur Boruc and Guly do Prado - all of whom missed
the 1-1 home draw with Southampton last Saturday.
Mauricio Pochettino's side recorded 1-0 wins at West Bromwich Albion and
Liverpool this season and picked up 1-1 draws at Manchester United and Stoke
City. Losses were incurred at Norwich, Arsenal and Chelsea.
Only Arsenal have conceded less on the road than the eight goals
Southampton have shipped to date, but their away scoring tally of five is
superior only to the meagre returns of Crystal Palace and the mackems.
Referee: Michael Jones - Michael Jones - Chester-based whistler who was
last spotted on Tyneside controlling the Capital One Cup victory over Leeds
United. It's just over a year since his most recent PL appointment involving
us: a 3-0 home win over Wigan Athletic.
UK TV: None
Overseas TV: To follow
UK Radio: Live
on Absolute Radio
NE Radio: Live commentary on BBC Newcastle
Overseas Radio: Live commentary on TalkSport
Metro: No scheduled engineering work.
festive period transport update
Park & Ride: in association with Altoonative Travel
South of the Tyne - from Metrocentre coach park:
(Operated by Go North East)
Red-liveried Soccerbuses run regularly starting / finishing on Barrack Road
(opposite Milburn Stand). Free parking and Magpie Mover ticket holders travel
free, fares: £1 each way (50p for U14s). More
North of the Tyne - from Newcastle Great Park:
(Operated by Go North East)
Blue and black liveried X40 Great Park and
Ride "bendy" buses run regularly from Great Park & Ride, calling
at The Brandling Arms and Regent Centre. In the City Centre, the service stops
at Barras Bridge, John Dobson Street and Blackett Street.
Free parking at Great Park and Magpie Mover
ticket holders travel free. More
Go North East also operate other buses to Newcastle, with extra services on
matchdays, and special ticket deals for football fans. More information online
Saints in Toon - last 20:
2012/13: Won 4-2 Sissoko, Cisse, Cabaye
2005/06: Won 1-0 Dyer (FAC)
2004/05: Won 2-1 Shearer (pen), Bramble
2003/04: Won 1-0 Shearer
2002/03: Won 2-1 Sh.Ameobi, Hughes
2001/02: Won 3-1 Robert, Shearer 2 (1 pen)
2000/01: Drew 1-1 Gallacher
1999/00: Won 5-0 Ferguson 2, Solano, Dabizas, OG
1998/99: Won 4-0 Shearer 2 (1 pen), Ketsbaia, OG
1997/98: Won 2-1 Barnes 2
1996/97: Lost 0-1
1995/96: Won 1-0 Lee
1994/95: Won 5-1 Watson 2, Cole 2, Lee
1993/94: Lost 1-2 Cole
1988/89: Drew 3-3 O'Neill 2, Brock
1987/88: Won 2-1 Goddard, Mirandinha
1986/87: Won 2-0 Goddard, Gascoigne
1985/86: Won 2-1 Beardsley, Roeder
1984/85: Won 2-1 Reilly, McDonald
1973/74: Lost 0-1
Upcoming Premier League fixtures:
(3pm KO unless specified)
Manchester City v Arsenal (12.45pm) BT
Cardiff City v West Bromwich Albion
Chelsea v Crystal Palace
Everton v Fulham
West Ham v mackems
Hull City v Stoke City (5.30pm) SKY
Aston Villa v Manchester United (1.30pm) SKY
Norwich v Swansea City (1.30pm)
Spurs v Liverpool (4pm) SKY
The First XI:
...are just four of our superstars inexplicably
absent from "Newcastle United's Greatest Premier League XI"
- a new DVD that's now available.
Featuring Premier League action from the last 20 years, a panel of pundits
attempt the almost impossible task of whittling down the 183 players to have
represented us in over 700 games into a definitive Magpies' lineup.
You can buy the DVD online
here from our partner
Leisure Time Direct for £14.99 (£16.23 inc UK postage)
Jack Shiel RIP
The death of Newcastle's oldest surviving first
team player has been reported by his family, aged 96.
Seahouses-born centre forward Jack Shiel passed away in hospital on November 30th.
Signed from Seahouses in December 1936 for the princely sum of £10, he was a reserve team
regular and debuted in a 0-3 loss at Barnsley
in September 1937 - the sole senior appearance of his
Released by United the following year, Jack joined North Shields before
returning to the Football League in 1938 with Huddersfield Town.
However he had only one senior game for the Terriers - against Middlesbough in
March 1939 - before being released with the onset of World War II
Jack served on a Royal Navy minesweeper during the conflict, later skippering
a Seahouses fishing boat and running tourist boat trips to the Farne Islands
as part of the family business.
Next Match |
St. James' Park
Saturday 14th December
Manchester United 0
Saturday 7th December
Match report to follow
Number of Newcastle games attended by NUFC.com in 2013/14:
Fixtures, Tickets etc.
The SJP Box Office is located upstairs in the club shop (underneath the Gallowgate End
stand) and open as follows:
The Matchday Box Office is 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
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
have put together a discounted ten game home match package starting
with the visit of Arsenal on December 29th.
This allows current ST
holders to buy on behalf of friends and family. Prices from
£244 adults, £64 bairns (public sale of the same
ticket package at a higher price).
The club have also introduced a new price category for 18-21 year olds, with a
ten game package costing from £176 (the same price as for OAPs and students).
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
Res v North Shields (a) @ Daren Perrson Stadium, NE29 6UA, 7.30pm. Northumberland
£5 adults, £3 concessions. 5
min walk from Meadowell Metro, 7 min from North Shields Metro. No alcohol on
sale but Chirton Social Club nearby will admit non-members.
Sat 14.12.2013 Southampton (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. Public
Tue 17.12.2013 U18s v Barnsley (a)
@ Oakwell, 7pm. FA
Youth Cup Third Round.
Fri 20.12.2013 Res v Norwich City (h) @ Whitley Park, Noon.
Note new date.
21.12.2013 Crystal Palace (a)
@ Selhurst Park, 3pm. Premier League. SOLD
OUT. Allocation: 2,600.
Thu 26.12.2013 Stoke City (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. Public
Sun 29.12.2013 Arsenal (h) @ SJP, 1.30pm. Premier League. Ticket details
tbc. Live on Sky Sports.
Mon 30.12.2013 U21s v Leicester City (h)
@ Whitley Park, 7pm.
U21 Premier League Cup Round of 16.
Wed 01.01.2014 West Bromwich Albion (a)
@ The Hawthorns, 3pm. Premier League. SOLD OUT.
is the public face of the Newcastle United Travel Plan, aimed to help fans attend games using the most efficient and
sustainable methods available.
NUFC ST holders can again take advantage of cut-price home match day travel this season,
with the Magpie Mover ticket.
Pegged at £10 (£11 post), it allows travel to and from all
competitive home first team matches by bus,
Metro, train and ferry in Tyne & Wear, valid from three hours before
kickoff until three hours after full time.
Buy online via the NUFC box office online
here by logging on using your own details, clicking on the
Membership section and scrolling down the page.
NB: payment has to be made at the time of
purchase - the Magpie Mover cost won't be bundled up into any ST direct debits.
A downloadable application form is online
here and can also be picked up from Nexus Travel Shops.
Postal sales cost £11.
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.
Sat 14.12.1013 Welling United 3pm
Sat 22.02.14 Aston Villa (h) 5.30pm
Thu 26.12.2013 Halifax 3pm
Sat 04.01.2014 Hyde 3pm
Sat 11.01.2014 Nuneaton 3pm
Tue 14.01.2014 Aldershot 7.45pm
Confirmed NUFC UK live TV coverage:
(up to and including 19.01.2014)
NUFC Live on Sky Sports:
Sun 29.12.13 Arsenal (h) 1.30pm
Sun 12.01.14 Man City (h) 2.05pm
(may yet be Sun 23.02.14 @ 1.30pm)
NUFC Live on BT:
None currently scheduled
FA Cup Round Dates:
w/e of 04.01.2014
4th Round w/e of 25.01.2014
5th Round w/e of 15.02.2014
6th Round w/e of 08.03.2014
SF Sat 12.04.2014/Sun 13.04.2014
Final Sat 17.05.2014
Northumberland Senior Cup:
Tue 19.11.2013 Alnwick
Tue 19.11.2013 Ashington
Wed 27.11.2013 Bedlington 0-1 Blyth
Wed 11.12.2013 North Shields v NUFC Res
U21 Premier League Cup:
Round of 16:
Burnley v Bolton Wanderers
Chelsea v West Ham
Everton v Wolves
Exeter City v Blackburn Rovers
Newcastle United v Leicester City
Fulham v Arsenal
Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion
Reading v Watford
FA Youth Cup Round Dates:
3rd Round by Sat 21.12.2013
4th Round by Sat 25.01.2014
5th Round by Sat 15.02.2014
6th Round by Sat 08.03.2014
SF1 Sat 22.03.2014
SF2 Sat 05.04.2014
Live Music @ SJP:
NUFC have applied for council consent to stage concerts at SJP on these
Sat 24.05 / Sun 25.05.2014
Sat 23.05 / Sun 24.05.2015
Rugby Union World
Cup @ SJP:
ticket sales in five batches:
The 20 team event runs from 18.09.2015 to 31.10.2015 with three games at SJP:
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Coxy's Cockup Corner |
Whoops, He did it Again... |
The Mail reveal that the scale
of Saturday's epic achievement at Old Trafford was even greater than first
thought, given that we didn't even field a goalkeeper.....
Red faces at the red tops meanwhile, as The Sunday Mirror contrived to
illustrate their Gael Bigirimana interview with a photo of...Vurnon
(too many to mention)
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
On This Day in History
Born Or Died:
1872 Billy Lindsay
back who had briefly featured for Everton before joining Grimsby Town in 1894,
becoming captain and a kingpin of the Mariners side over the next four years.
Tempted to Tyneside in February 1898, Billy debuted in a 3-0 home win over
Lincoln City later that month and captained United in the top flight the
The first of two stints with Luton Town came in 1900 - sandwiching a spell
with Watford - before Lindsay wound down his career at Hitchin Town, retiring
Remaining in the Luton area, Billy passed away in February 1933.
1926 John Duncan born, Glasgow.
Defender acquired from Ayr United in November, played
initially at full back before his conversion to a striker.
Making his debut in a 2-1 victory at Preston North End in September 1951, a knee injury curtailed
John's career and he was forced to
retire in 1953 - after making a brief attempt at
continuing as a goalkeeper!
Returning to Ayr, Duncan later ran a road haulage business.
1990 Kazenga LuaLua
born, Kinshasa, DR Congo (2005-11)
Reserve and Academy striker who made his senior debut
when replacing Damien Duff in our FA Cup Third
round tie at Stoke City in January 2008.
'Zenga managed four more substitute appearances that season - one under the caretaker
stewardship of Nigel Pearson and the others for Kevin
That season ended with him scoring in the Northumberland
Senior Cup Final against Blyth at SJP with a rocket shot
to earn extra time for his side. Lua then converted in the
subsequent penalty shootout that saw his side claim the
Injury disrupted his pre-season preparations and he
broke down again in a reserve game against Newcastle
Blue Star, ruling him out for almost four months.
Returning to reserve team action and netting in the FA Youth Cup, 'Zenga
joined Doncaster Rovers on loan in March 2009.
Following further bench outings for United, a loan move to Brighton followed
in February 2010, with a second Seagulls switch coming in July of that year.
However a broken ankle sustained at Hartlepool in November 2010 sidelined 'Zenga
until the following May.
Loan number three to Brighton then was duly sanctioned in July 2011 and was
soon made permanent for an undisclosed fee.
Missing for Newcastle's 2012 FA Cup loss at the Amex, LuaLua appeared against
his old club the following year as we were humbled once again in Sussex.
1991 Bradden Inman born, Adelaide, Australia (2005-13)
Midfielder who moved to England with his family to pursue a dream of becoming a
professional footballer, first appearing for the Magpies as a schoolboy.
Breaking into the Academy U18 side in 2007, his reserve debut came in
September 2008 against Sheffield United in a 0-3 Central League Cup defeat at
Given a choice of international call-ups due to parentage, Brad opted to
represent Scotland and debuted in an U19 friendly against France in February
That came a month after some mature displays were rewarded with a non-playing
substitute role in United's Premier League game at Manchester City.
He then made the bench for the Carling Cup tie at Peterborough in
September 2009, starting for Newcastle's senior side in their opening
pre-season game of the 2010/11 season, away to Carlisle United.
And soon after that, a first appearance for Scotland's U21 side came in a
friendly against Sweden staged at St. Mirren.
Following some impressive reserve team performances during the next two
seasons, Brad was loaned to League One side Crewe Alexandra, netting against
Preston on his debut, just before turning 21.
That loan was then extended until the end of the season and after turning down
a contract offer from Newcastle, Inman joined the Railwaymen permanently on a
three year deal in August
However that switch rapidly went sour and after scoring just once in 15 games,
he was dropped from the squad, criticised by his manager for a poor attitude
and was made available for loan.
1898 Blackburn Rovers
Hulse 2, Hurst 2
1904 Nottingham Forest
Gosnell, Appleyard, Veitch
1910 Blackburn Rovers
Davies 2, Garbutt
||1921 Middlesbrough (a)
1927 Arsenal (a)
Hulme, Brain, Parker, Hoar
A testing debut for Tom Evans at left back.
1932 Blackburn Rovers
1938 Bury (h)
Mooney 3(1pen), Clifton 3
|1949 Chelsea (h)
1951 Merthyr Tydfil
Davis, Cowell, Foulkes 2, Duncan 2
1955 Chelsea (a)
1960 West Ham United
McGuigan(78), Bell(84), R.Mitchell(86)
A remarkable game that saw Newcastle come from
1-4 and 2-5 down with three goals in the last 12
minutes and they almost won it in the final
1966 Chelsea (h)
1977 Queens Park
19 year old goalkeeper Kevin Carr kept a clean sheet
at Loftus Road, having been promoted from the reserves for
the first time.
Magpie boss Arthur Cox
dispensed with the services of alleged striker Billy Rafferty, who signed
for Portsmouth in an £80,000 move.
He would go on to win a Division Three champs medal at Fratton Park,
achieving promotion from that league for the second time in his career,
the first being when part of a Plymouth strike force with a certain Paul
Mariner in 1974/5.
Huddersfield Town (h)
A victory not quite as convincing as the scoreline suggests; goals
from Phil Wilson and Paul Jones for The Terriers had
deservedly tied the score at 2-2
by half time.
1988 Wimbledon (h)
Newly-installed Newcastle Manager Jim Smith handed a
debut to midfielder Kevin Brock, who had followed him from
QPR to SJP.
Two John Hendrie efforts saw United taste victory for the
first time in seven games, as they ended a nine hour
footage is online here
1994 Leicester City
David Oldfield scored for the Foxes as Albert
demonstrated his shooting prowess from free kicks.
1997 Dynamo Kiev
United had ended their interest in the Champions League long before group leaders Kiev came to
Tyneisde. This win was still a decent way to
end the campaign though.
footage is online here
Stuart Pearce celebrates
his spectacular strike
Torrential rain caused the Champions League group game against Barcelona
to be postponed - but only for 24 hours. Thousands of United fans
managed to extend their trip by a further day to see the game go ahead the
A see-saw game in the Pontins
League provided rich entertainment for a handful of shivering
spectators at Bootham Crescent on a Wednesday afternoon.
However, despite making it seventeen goals scored in our last
five matches, it was the home side who brought our four-match
winning run to an end with a decisive late strike as the mists
We'd earlier recovered from being two goals down within the
minutes before we'd even crossed the halfway line to level by the
interval - Chopra's shot and Ferrell's penalty bringing us back
And when Bradley Orr put us in front shortly after the break
things looked promising, but we failed to increase that lead and
were made to pay as the Minstermen broke away twice to claim the
A fully-committed blood and guts
performance won three precious points against a faltering Gunners side who had Gilberto Silva red-carded.
strike gave us our first win in seven attempts at SJP against
Arsenal when he steered home a right-footed
drive at the Leazes two days before his 31st birthday.
It was also a memorable evening for
Scott Parker, although the chances are that he'll recall very little about it.
Parker lost a tooth as he was knocked to
the ground by 'keeper Jens Lehmann and after lengthy treatment remarkably got back to his feet
and continued, clutching cotton wool, with the same high level of
Scott's night came to an end after
scrambling on his hands and knees to win the ball from Kolo Toure. The
visiting player then delivered the final knockout blow to Parker, who waved to the bench
and collapsed in a dazed heap.
NUFC.com match report
2007 defender Celestine Babayaro officially left
Newcastle, although to all intents and purposes he had ceased to be a
useful member of the squad some months earlier.
Hoolahan(39), Holt(59), Morison(63), Holt(82)
Norwich City (a)
Newcastle lined up without a recognised central defender in the
18-man squad and that proved costly as all four goals were conceded by a
painfully makeshift defence.
Danny Simpson and James Perch deputised for injured duo, Fabricio
Coloccini and Steven Taylor in central defence
Davide Santon and
Ryan Taylor at left and right back.
It proved to be a recipe for disaster
as the Canaries took full advantage and only another fabulous display from Demba Ba - scoring two excellent goals -
gave travelling fans anything to cheer about, a rare outing
for Dan Gosling ending with a senseless dismissal.
NUFC.com match report
A fourth successive defeat at Craven Cottage left United hovering above
the relegation zone, with ex-Magpie Damien Duff again engineering
our downfall, providing the cross for Rodallega's winner.
Ben Arfa's deflected shot had equalised after the break, with Sidwell
putting the home side in the lead, also via a lucky ricochet.
NUFC.com match report
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