Southampton (a) member sale now
Hull City (h) member sale now
Palace (a) ST holder sale now (zero points)
The latest transfer window closes at 11pm tonight.
Outgoings:Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has now arrived in Rome for a medical, ahead of joining the Serie A side
AS Roma on loan for the remainder of
Possible permanent/loan moves for any of the following:
Hatem Ben Arfa,
(nb: The window then re-opens in a week or so for so-called emergency
loans to Football League clubs)
Monday brought a claim of interest from Newcastle in a loan move for
Manchester City central defender Matija Nastasic, although a clutch of other
clubs were also mentioned in connection with the 21 year-old Serb.
Earlier speculation concerning Jermain Defoe joining from Toronto was soon
rubbished - although the striker may return to the Premier League following
a change of manager at his current club.
Alexandre Lacazette of Lyon remains the most-linked transfer target, with
the 23 year-old French striker on target for the fourth time this Sunday as
his side were beaten 1-2 at Metz.
Monday saw the player updating his social network accounts to confirm he'd
joined up with the French national squad at Clairefontaine.
Sunday also brought claims of interest in 25 year-old Belgian defender Toby
Alderweireld, who is yet to play this season for his current club, Atletico
Madrid. Monday found him having a medical at Southampton.
Ayoze Perez, Jack Colback, Siem De Jong, Remy Cabella,
Emmanuel Riviere, Daryl Janmaat, Facundo Ferreyra,
Jamaal Lascelles, Karl Darlow.
Shola Ameobi, Dan Gosling, Luuk De Jong, Loic Remy, James Tavernier, Romain
Amalfitano, Mathieu Debuchy, Sylvain Marveaux.
Chelsea confirmed on Sunday that they had completed the permanent signing of
Loic Remy from QPR for an undisclosed fee that's reported to be
The 27 year-old French international striker was linked with various Premier
League clubs following a loan spell at Newcastle last season, but began the
current campaign at Loftus Road after a move to Liverpool broke down.
Remy's Stamford Bridge switch ends any lingering hopes that the player would
be enticed back to Tyneside, but the player never gave the slightest
indication that any return to the black and whites was in the
PS: The former Magpie contingent at QPR was further reduced on
Saturday, when defender Danny Simpson was sold to fellow Premier
League side Leicester City.
Premier League: Warnock's Wilf denies
Newcastle 3 Crystal Palace 3
Newcastle and Crystal Palace shared six goals at St.
James' Park on Saturday afternoon as Alan Pardew's side threw away victory in
the fifth minute of added time.
First competitive goals for Daryl Janmaat, Rolando Aarons and
Mike Williamson looked to have given United their first Premier League
victory of the season but Wilfried Zaha came off the bench to grab a late
equaliser for Neil Warnock's first game in charge of the Eagles.
The Magpies had twice come from behind after Palace had taken the lead at the
start of each half but the introduction of Aarons looked to have swung the
game back in the black and white's favour as he scored and made the goals that
put us 3-2 up.
But with 11 men back in the box to defend a late free-kick a nod-down found
Zaha unmarked 15 yards out and his low shot went in via Tim Krul's right hand
post to snatch a late point.
Palace went ahead after just 30 seconds when Krul could only push Marouane
Chamakh's shot from the edge of the box onto the post and Dwight Gale was able
to lift the ball over Krul and into the Leazes net.
United dominated the opening 45 minutes but Jason Puncheon narrowly failed to
double the lead as his shot just cleared the crossbar after finding space on
the left edge of the box.
Moussa Sissoko thumped a low effort just wide as United broke at pace and Yoan
Gouffran and Remy Cabella combined to set up their fellow countryman.
But three minutes later the scores were level when Cabella and Janmaat
exchanged passes and when the Dutch defender's first shot was charged down he
managed to force the rebound past Julian Speroni.
Despite the home side's dominance in terms of possession, Palace still looked
threatening before and after the break and Puncheon put the visitors back in
front when he teed himself up for a volley that deflected off Fabricio
Coloccini and past Krul.
The pattern of the first half continued as Pardew's side failed to turn
possession into chances, while our defence continued to look vulnerable when
the Eagles broke.
Aarons joined the play in the 67th minute, replacing Gouffran and made an
immediate impact. He had already made a couple of threatening runs before
getting on the end of a Cabella corner to nod the ball in to equalise.
Substitute Zaha had a goal disallowed after carelessly drifting offside and
with Vurnon Anita and Ayoze Perez on for Janmaat and Siem De Jong, Newcastle
continued to press.
And it was that man Aarons who cut inside from the left before his expertly
curled chip appeared to have found the net after hitting the upright.
Williamson was on hand to slot home after the ball hit a defender and he
joyfully celebrated his first ever goal and what looked to be the winner.
Seven minutes of added time - largely for Speroni's timewasting - was played
and in the fifth of that Zaha got his dramatic late strike to ensure that both
sides still look for their first three-point haul.
including Mike Ashley and Hatem Ben Arfa - who didn't sit together....
Referee: Mike Jones - Chester-based
infamously disallowed Cheick Tiote's wonder "goal" against Manchester City
back in January.
Alan Pardew said after the game:
"Our fans went mad (when Williamson scored)
and we got dragged along a little bit with it. Perhaps we got wrapped up
in the crowd trying to get a fourth and it's frustrating to concede.
"When a team comes here and wastes time from the moment the game kicks off on
goal kicks...time and time again they took ages on everything, and then they
are 3-2 down and he gives them seven minutes.
"I don't know, it just didn't sit right with me. I suppose he could just go,
'Oh, the letter of the law' and all that, but I don't know. Just in the spirit
of the game I thought that was wrong.
"But anyway, I'm not going to bleat on about that too much. We should have won
and we didn't.
"For Siem (De Jong)
- that wasn’t a true reflection of him. He wasn’t fit in terms of match
fit, we played him because he might have that one bit of quality.
“He had a couple of moments but we can work on him because he’ll be
around us (not away with Holland).
“We have got lots of midfield players and we have real strength in there.
Cheick (Tiote) will be back and that is going to add to us. Add to our
solidarity in terms of that midfield.
“Jack (Colback) will get a boost, so we have what looks a lot
of positives to come back but I won’t know until Thursday week, it is a long
time to wait until the next game.”
Eagles @ Magpies - all time:
2014/15 Drew 3-3 Janmaat, Aarons,
Williamson 2013/14 Won 1-0 Cisse 2009/10 Won 2-0 og(Derry), Ranger 2004/05 Drew 0-0 2001/02 Won 2-0 Shearer, Acuna (FAC) 1998/99 Won 2-1 Speed, Shearer (FAC) 1997/98 Lost 1-2 Shearer 1994/95 Won 3-2 Fox, Lee, Gillespie 1987/88 Won 1-0 Gascoigne (FAC) 1983/84 Won 3-1 Waddle, Keegan, Ryan 1982/83 Won 1-0 Waddle 1981/82 Drew 0-0 1978/79 Won 1-0 Shoulder 1972/73 Won 2-0 Hibbitt, Nattrass 1971/72 lost 1-2 Dyson 1970/71 Won 2-0 Robson 2 1969/70 Drew 0-0 1964/65 Won 2-0 Suddick, McGarry 1946/47 Won 6-2 Bentley, Pearson, Shackleton 2, Stobbart, Wayman(FAC) 1919/20 Won 2-0 Dixon, Hall (FAC) 1906/07 Lost 0-1 (FAC)
Latest Premier League results:
Sat 30.08.2014: Burnley 0-0 Manchester United
Manchester City 0-1 Stoke City
QPR 1-0 mackems
Swansea City 3-0 West Bromwich Albion
West Ham 1-3 Southampton
Everton 3-6 Chelsea
Sun 31.08.2014: Aston Villa 2-1 Hull City
Spurs 0-3 Liverpool
Leicester City 1-1 Arsenal
2014/15 season Magpie
Mover tickets are available for NUFC season ticket holders to buy,
Priced at £20 (£21 by post) they allow free travel on buses, Metro,
trains & ferries in Tyne and wear for three hours before and after
competitive home first team games. Order
U18s: Bairns off the mark
City U18s 1 Newcastle U18S 1
Having lost their opening
two games against the mackems and Manchester United, Saturday saw United's
U18 side pick up their first point of the season in Staffordshire.
The Potters were fresh from beating Liverpool 7-1 and Boro 2-0 but were
behind at the break thanks to striker Luke Charman's first goal at
It could have been even better for Dave Watson's side, had Jordan Storey not
missed a second spot kick in as many games after Jamie Holmes was impeded.
City then earned a share of the points when Newcastle conceded their third
penalty in as many games and in form forward Charles Weston-Hayles shot
debuted for England U17s in a 1-1 draw with the
Czech Republic on Wednesday, Magpies goalkeeper Paul Woolston finished
on the winning side as he earned a second cap on Sunday afternoon.
England coach John Peacock left Wooly on the bench and played Norwich City's
Aston Oxborough in Friday's 1-2 loss to Portugal, but the 16 year-old from
North Shields was recalled for Sunday's game against Italy at Burton.
A see-saw affair saw England eventually prevail 4-3, with Woolston between the
posts for the first 73 minutes and hoping to have done enough to warrant
selection for the European Championship qualifiers this October in
Magpies currently on temporary assignment
Jamaal Lascelles, Karl Darlow (Nottingham Forest)
A good week for Stuart Pearce's side ended with a 1-0 victory at Sheffield
Wednesday that keeps them top of the Championship.
Goalkeeper Darlow posted a third successive clean sheet while
defender Lascelles appeared off the bench for the final 17 minutes of the
game at Hillsborough.
Next game: Derby County (h) Championship, Sunday September 14th.
Adam Campbell (Fleetwood Town)
The striker spent Saturday afternoon watching from the bench as his current
side were held 1-1 at home by Leyton Orient in League One.
From a possible 540 minutes so far this season, Adam has managed just 36
minutes. He's yet to find the net.
Next game: Morecambe (h) JPT Trophy, Tuesday
Sylvain Marveaux (Guingamp) It's now three defeats in four games for the winger, who played all but
five minutes of a 0-4 loss at Lorient on Saturday in Ligue 1.
Next game: Bordeaux (h) Ligue 1, Sunday September 14th.
Update: John Alder
Statement from the Foreign Office,
We can confirm positive identification of
another British victim of flight MH17, John Alder. His family has been
informed and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time. We continue to
provide consular assistance to the family.
2014/15: Eagles tie arranged
Confirmation that Newcastle's Capital One
Third Round tie against Crystal Palace will take place on Wednesday
September 24th with an 8pm kick-off.
That means that United will face a manageable three games in a ten day
period, facing Hull City at home on Saturday 20th and Stoke City away on
By contrast our opponents have to play their trio of matches in just seven
days, travelling to Everton on Sunday 21st before entertaining Leicester City
on Saturday 27th. As usual in this competition, a result must be achieved on the night - via
extra time and penalties if required.
Following recent stints at both MK Dons and
Birmingham City, ex-Newcastle midfielder Matty Pattison has now
appeared at Hibernian in his quest to find a new club.
The 27 year-old has been back in the UK since ending his contract at Bidvest
Wits in his native South Africa last season, also reportedly attracting the
attention of fellow Scottish Championship side Rangers
2014/15: Euro exchanges
Contrasting fortunes for Hull City
and Spurs in their Europa
League Qualifying Round ties on Thursday night should now mean that
confirmed match dates and KO times for two Newcastle games will now follow.
The Tigers were beaten on away goals by Belgian side Lokeren, meaning that
their visit to St. James' Park on Saturday September 20th at 3pm goes ahead as scheduled.
Victory for Spurs over
AEL Limassol confirmed Group Stage qualification and Matchday 3 seems them
come up against Greek side Asteras Tripolis in London on Thursday October
That entitles them to ask the Premier League for their next domestic game to
be delayed by a day, meaning that our visit to White Hart Lane would be
altered to Sunday October 26th, KO tbc.
Lascelles (England U21s): Fri 05.09.2014 Lithuania (a) Kaunas ECQ
Tue 09.09.2014 Moldova (a) Tiraspol ECQ
Rolando Aarons (England 20s): Fri 05.09.2014 Romania (h) Telford FR
Adam Armstrong, Freddie Woodman (England U18s): Fri 05.09.2014 Holland (a) Bury FR
Capital One Cup:
Eagles trip for Toon
Wednesday's Capital One Cup Third Round draw handed Newcastle an unwelcome
midweek visit to Selhurst Park for a meeting with Crystal Palace.
After a 610 mile round trip to Gillingham in the last round, that adds
another 595 miles for those on the road from Tyneside - and to make
matters worse, the league visit to Palace next February is also on a midweek
Five of the 16 ties pit top-flight sides against each other with six home draws for
London-based teams (Arsenal, Chelsea, Fulham, Spurs, Palace and Leyton
If you're looking for positives, United will go to Selhurst in search of a
fifth successive win over Palace there. Less comfortingly though, we've lost
17 of our 26 League Cup ties against fellow Premier League sides since 1993
and won only one of the last eight (Chelsea away in 2010).
Third Round Draw:
Arsenal v Southampton
Burton Albion v Brighton & Hove Albion
Cardiff City v Bournemouth
Chelsea v Bolton Wanderers Crystal Palace v Newcastle United
Derby County v Reading
Fulham v Doncaster Rovers
Leyton Orient v Sheffield United
Liverpool v Middlesbrough
Manchester City v Sheffield Wednesday
MK Dons v Bradford City
Shrewsbury Town v Norwich City
mackems v Stoke City
Swansea City v Everton
Tottenham Hotspur v Nottingham Forest
West Bromwich Albion v Hull City
We've faced Alan Pardew's former club six times in the FA Cup (all at SJP,
with Newcastle winning five and losing one) but this is the first time the
Magpies and Eagles have met in this competition.
However, Selhurst Park itself has hosted a League Cup tie involving United,
when temporary tenants Wimbledon defeated us 1-2 in a Third Round tie back
Magpies v Eagles @ Selhurst - all time:
2013/14 won 3-0 Cabaye, og(Gabbidon),
Ben Arfa(pen) 2009/10 won 2-0 Nolan, Ryan Taylor 2004/05 won 2-0 Kluivert, Bellamy 1997/98 won 2-1 Tomasson, Ketsbaia 1994/95 won 1-0 Beardsley 1983/84 lost 1-3 Beardsley 1982/83 won 2-0 Waddle, Varadi 1981/82 won 2-1 Waddle, Mills 1978/79 lost 0-1 1972/73 lost 1-2 Tudor 1971/72 lost 0-2 1970/71 lost 0-1 1969/70 won 3-0 Davies, Dyson, Robson 1964/65 drew 1-1 Cummings
Unlikely Lad: Old boy turns Posh
Former Newcastle reserve player Marcus Maddison has moved from
Gateshead for a club record fee to League
One side Peterborough United (reportedly £250K up front and a further
£250K in staged payments).
The 20 year-old winger/attacking midfielder failed to break into the senior
squad at SJP and was released in 2013, but has since begun to realise his
potential over the Tyne at the International Stadium.
Netting 14 goals last season as Gateshead narrowly failed to achieve promotion
to the Football League, Maddison already had four to his name this time round
and has signed a four year contract at London Road.
A successful debut followed on Saturday for the Durham-born player, introduced
from the bench in the 67th minute of a 3-1 victory away to Colchester.
Newcastle to win @ 4/5 Newcastle to win to nil @ 15/8 Newcastle to keep a clean sheet @ 6/5 (NB: quoted odds were accurate at the time of writing,
but subject to fluctuation - click on the link above to display current live
Ronald Koeman has seen his Saints side record a defeat, a draw and a win in the
Premier League since taking over at St.Mary's.
A 1-2 loss at Anfield was followed by a 0-0 stalemate with West Brom at home and
a 3-1 win at West Ham.
Assuming he suffers no ill effects while on duty with England, goalkeeper Fraser
Forster is set to face his former club for the first time.
One player who won't be facing us is, Saphir Taider " after the loan player
was sent back to his parent club Inter Milan just three weeks into a season-long
Travel: to follow
Other Premier League fixtures:
Saturday 13.09.2014: Arsenal v Manchester City (12.45pm) BT
Chelsea v Swansea City
Crystal Palace v Burnley
Stoke City v Leicester City
mackems v Spurs
West Bromwich Albion v Everton
Liverpool v Aston Villa (5.30pm) Sky
Sunday 14 September 2014: Manchester United v QPR (4pm) Sky
Monday 15 September 2014: Hull City v West Ham (8pm)Sky
UK TV: none
Overseas TV: tbc
UK Radio: tbc (if any)
NE Radio: Live commentary on BBC Newcastle
Overseas Radio: Live commentary on talkSPORT
Toon @ Saints - last 20:
2013/14: Lost 0-4 2012/13: Lost 0-2 2004/05: Won 2-1 OG, Carr 2003/04: Drew 3-3 Ameobi, Bowyer, Ambrose 2003/04: Won 3-0 Dyer 2, Robert 2002/03: Drew 1-1 Bellamy 2001/02: Lost 1-3 Shearer 2000/01: Lost 0-2 No scorer 1999/00: Lost 2-4 Shearer, Speed 1998/99: Lost 1-2 Hamann 1997/98: Lost 1-2 Lee 1996/97: Drew 2-2 Ferdinand, Clark 1995/96: Lost 0-1 No scorer 1994/95: Lost 1-3 Kitson 1993/94: Lost 1-2 Cole 1988/89: Lost 0-1 No scorer 1987/88: Drew 1-1 O'Neill 1986/87: Lost 1-4 A.Thomas 1985/86: Drew 1-1 Beardsley 1984/85: Lost 0-1 No scorer
2013/14 ST holders who have renewed with unchanged details and seat should continue to use their existing ST cards.
New ST cards have only been issued to new ST holders, those changing age bands or
moving seats - if you haven't got yours, get in touch with the club asap.
On the opening day of ticket sales, they officially commence at 10am.
Away tickets are sold only to season ticket holders and members. All ST holders are also automatically members (a non-negotiable fee is
added annually by NUFC to each ST).
A £1 administration fee per ticket applies to away sales in all competitions, with no upper limit.
In addition, non-NUFC members pay the same fee on home ticket sales.
NUFC's members only away ticket policy is
still in force, with
only NUFC ST holders and members able to purchase tickets. NB: for the
pre-season games listed below, two tickets per member number can be bought.
Ongoing: Toon Times exhibition @
Discovery Museum, Blandford
Square, Newcastle NE1 4JA. Free entry. (runs until 05.10.2014)
Mon 01.09.2014 Transfer window closes.
Thu 04.09.2014 Mick Quinntalk-in @ The Alberta Social Club,
Jarrow. Tickets £12 from the venue or via Luke on 07824
Sat 13.09.2014 Southampton (a) @ St. Marys Stadium, 3pm. Premier
League. £25 adults, £5 U22s and over 65s.
Member sale now.
U18s v Bolton (h) @ Little
Benton, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Mon 15.09.2014 U21s v Wolves (h) @ SJP, 7pm. U21
Fri 19.09.2014 U21s v Arsenal (a) @ Meadow Park, Borehamwood, 7pm. U21
U18s v Boro (a) @ Rockcliffe Park, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 20.09.2014 Hull City (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier
League. Member sale now, public sale Thu 04.09.2014
(online), Mon 08.09.2014 (in person/by phone)
Wed 24.09.2014 Crystal Palace (a) @ Selhurst Park, 8pm.
Capital One Cup Third Round. ST holder sale now (zero
points) £15 adults, £10 OAPs/U18s.
Fri 26.09.2014 U21s v Stoke City (a) @ Moss Rose, Macclesfield, 7pm. U21
U18s v Liverpool (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League. Mon 29.09.2014 Stoke City (h) @ Britannia Stadium, 8pm. Premier
League. Ticket sale details awaited.
Live on Sky Sports.
Cup Round Dates:
3rd Round w/c 22.09.2014 4th Round w/c 27.10.2014 QF w/c 01.12.2014 SF(1L) w/c 05.01.2015 SF(2L) w/c 19.01.2015 Final Sun 01.03.2015
FA Cup Round Dates:
3rd Round w/e of 03.01.2015 4th Round w/e of 24.01.2015 5th Round w/e of 14.02.2015 6th Round w/e of 07.03.2015 SF Sat 18.04.2015/Sun 19.04.2015 Final Sat 30.05.2015
FA Youth Cup Round Dates:
3rd Round by 20.12.2014 4th Round by 17.01.2015 5th Round by 31.01.2015 6th Round by 21.02.2015 SF1 by 07.03.2015 SF2 by 21.03.2015 Final 1 tbc Final 2 tbc
U21 Premier League Cup Dates:
Round of 32: no later than 08.12.2014 Round of 16: no later than 05.01.2015 QF: no later than 02.02.2015 SF: no later than 02.03.2015 Final: no later than 30.03.2015
Travelis the public face of the Newcastle United Travel Plan, aimed to help fans attend games using the most efficient and
sustainable methods available.
Confirmed NUFC UK live TV coverage:
NUFC Live on Sky Sports:
Stoke City (a) 8pm
Sun 09.11.2014 West Brom (a) 1.30pm
NUFC Live on BT Sport:
Liverpool (h) 12.45pm
FC are offering a £5 saving on Conference Premier League
home games for NUFC season ticket holders this season.
On production of their current ST card, fans pay just £10 for adult
admission to the Tyne and wear Stand - a saving of £5.
(all 3pm KOunless specified):
Tue 09.09.2014 AFC Telford (7.45pm) Sat 13.09.2014 Dartford Sat 27.09.2014 Aldershot Town
Rugby Union World
Cup @ SJP:
The 20 team event runs from 18.09.2015 to 31.10.2015 with three games at SJP:
Sat 03.10.2015 South Africa v Scotland Fri 09.10.2015 New Zealand v Tonga Sat 10.10.2015 Samoa v Scotland
Now: Traveling Fan Packages
Now: Hospitality Packages
Now: English rugby club members
12-29.09.2014 General sale
General sale to the public via a ballot
11.2014/12.2014 General sale First come, first served basis for any left
The way international matches are scheduled is changing, as UEFA confirm:
The Week of Football means matches take place over six days from Thursday
to Tuesday. Kick-off times will be set largely at 18.00CET and 20.45CET on
Saturdays and Sundays and at 20.45CET for Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays and
On double-header match weeks, teams will play on Thursday and Sunday, Friday
and Monday or Saturday and Tuesday.
Group D qualifiers:
06.09.2014 Ivory Coast v Sierra Leone
10.09.2014 Cameroon v Ivory Coast
11.10.2014 DR Congo v Ivory Coast
15.10.2014 Ivory Coast v DR Congo
15.11.2014 Sierra Leone v Ivory Coast
19.11.2014 Ivory Coast v Cameroon
Group G qualifiers: 06.09.2014 Senegal v Egypt
10.09.2014 Botswana v Senegal
11.10.2014 Senegal v Tunisia
15.10.2014 Tunisia v Senegal
15.11.2014 Egypt v Senegal
19.11.2014 Senegal v Botswana
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
On This Day in History
Born Or Died:
1894 Tom Curry born, South Shields.
Defender who made his United league debut
in a 1-0 victory at Arsenal the day before his 25th birthday.
That was on the opening day of the 1919/20 season, although Tom had moved to the club before the outbreak of
WW1, serving with The Royal Engineers during the hostilities.
Exiting SJP in favour of Stockport County in 1929, Curry retired within a
year and joined the staff at Carlisle United as their trainer.
Five years later he took up a similar post with Manchester United and assisted
Matt Busby when he took charge of the Great Britain football side at the 1948
Sadly Tom perished in the 1958 Munich Air Disaster. His body was later
returned to Manchester for cremation in the city.
Glenn Keeley born, Barking.
Central defender Glenn began his career as an apprentice at
Ipswich Town and was handed a first team debut in 1972 by manager Bobby
A £70K transfer brought him to Tyneside in the summer of 1974, as Joe Harvey
looked to bolster his defence following the loss of Bobby Moncur to the mackems.
And Keeley promptly faced Moncur and his red and whites in a Texaco Cup tie at
Roker Park in August of that year, losing 1-2.
The possessor of the longest neck ever seen at SJP (excluding Jack Charlton),
Glenn's time in toon wasn't particularly memorable, falling from favour after
some error-strewn displays and a calamitous own goal away to Middlesbrough
early in 1976.
However he did return to the side to net at the right end with a fine header in
the League Cup semi-final victory over Spurs at Gallowgate.
Appearing in the Wembley final defeat by Manchester City in that competition,
Glenn's last game came in the Anglo-Scottish Cup away at Hull City in August
1976, before joining Blackburn Rovers in a £70K move.
Spending over a decade at Ewood Park, Keeley played 370 times for Rovers but is
recalled more for a single game in the colours of Everton during November 1982.
Taken on loan with a view to a permanent transfer by his former Rovers boss
Howard Kendall, he debuted against Liverpool at Goodison and contrived to
be sent off as the Toffees were thrashed 0-5.
Remaining a Rover until 1987 when moving on to Oldham Athletic, Glenn joined Bolton
Wanderers on a free transfer in September 1988 after a loan spell at
Signing for non-league Chorley the following February, Keeley
coached at neighbouring Colne and played on for the North West Counties side
until his late forties.
Gaining a degree in Sports Rehabilitation, he coached the Blackburn ladies side
and also had a stint on the backroom staff at the Rovers Academy.
Later serving as Football Development Officer for the
English Federation of Disability Sport, Glenn was also
involved with both able-bodied and disabled community football programmes in
It all made some sort of curious sense: a bold attempt by
Freddy Shepherd to return to the exciting days of Kevin Keegan, after the
misadventure that was Kenny Dalglish.
In a glittering playing career, the midfielder appeared for Haarlem, Feyenoord,
PSV Eindhoven, AC Milan, Sampdoria and Chelsea - as well as winning 66 caps for
Having managed Chelsea to FA Cup final success and sixth place in the Premier
League, Gullit had fallen out with Stamford Bridge Supremo Ken Bates and lost
his job in February 1998.
When Dalglish walked the plank at SJP after just two games, Gullit was
persuaded to take his place and infamously promised to bring "Sexy Football"
Although he did oversee a run to the
FA Cup Final for a second successive season, Ruud couldn't improve on
Dalglish's league record, registering another thirteenth place finish.
After a ludicrously hectic (nine game) pre- season campaign that saw Gullit
play twice (at Reading, pictured above, and Stoke) in an attempt to educate his squad, he would remain in charge for
just five games.
Without a win and facing the mackems at SJP, Gullit angered fans ahead of
kickoff by appearing to downplay the importance of the game, compared to the
However, his cardinal error was to relegate Alan Shearer (and Duncan Ferguson)
to the bench, watch his side turn a 1-0 lead into a 1-2 loss in monsoon
conditions - and then blame his two big-name strikers.
"More a suicide note than a team sheet" was one local reporter's verdict on that
decision, but had United claimed the three points then the course of club
history could have been very different, with the number nine exiting and Gullit
remaining in power.
Without a win in twelve games and with a host of expensive acquisitions failing
to earn their keep (especially Marcelino & Maric), Gullit stood aside three
days later - leaving his assistant Steve Clarke as caretaker.
In a rambling resignation speech online here in which he even thanked his favourite local eating places, Gullit
"The moment I came to Newcastle the journalists asked me if I
understood how big the job was and I thought I knew, now I know what they
really meant by that".
Retreating to a media punditry role, it was to be almost five years before
he made a managerial return, overseeing Feyenoord's unremarkable 2004/05
campaign before quitting.
Later hosting his own chat show on Dutch TV, Ruud's next managerial
misadventure was a 10 month spell at MLS side LA Galaxy that ended in August
He then lasted barely five months in charge of Russian side Terek Grozny before
his sacking in June 2011.
A common sight on TV screens putting the footballing world to rights, Gullit
also had an involvement with the Dutch FA - but only as a bid ambassador for
their World Cup hosting bids, far removed from a coaching role....
His most recent punditry saw him sat next to Alan Shearer on the BBC's sofa
during their World Cup coverage and they teamed the pair up again on Match of
1894 Darwen (a)
Division Two McKennie, A.King 2, Townley
5,000 Undistinguished debuts for T.Cambell - who didn't even
stick around long enough to tell anyone his Christian name
- Tom Rendell and Jock Smith.
1904 Paris Athletic (a)
Friendly Appleyard 5, Howie 2, Orr 2, Templeton, Rutherford
3,000 Forty eight hours before the start of the new league season, United
faced continental opposition in the French Capital.
Division One Gibson, Milburn, Thompson
Tottenham Hotspur (h) 7-2
Division One Mitchell(4,42), Walker(8), G.Robledo(17,75,80), Taylor(90)
52,541 An amazing demolition of the league champions, achieved without the
West Bromwich Albion (a)
Division One Hannah, Scoular
Nicholls 2, Allen, Ryan
1962 Preston North End (a) 1-2
Division Two Hale
13,884 Barely 72 hours after beating Boro 6-1 on Tyneside, United suffered
their first Deepdale defeat in five visits.
Charlton Athletic (a) 1-0
Division Two Robson
22,939 A goalscoring debut for Pop Robson, who made sporadic first team appearances
until establishing himself fully in the 1968/69 season.
1965 West Bromwich Albion (a) 2-1
Division One Hilley(5), McGarry(85)
22,043 A first victory back in the top flight was achieved at
the fourth time of asking - just a week after losing 1-0
to the Baggies on Tyneside.
1971 Leeds United (a)
Charlton(3), Lorimer(45), Giles(pen)(59), Madeley(4-0), Yorath(5-0)
18,623 The disturbances that followed referee Ray Tinkler's refusal to rule out an
obviously offside goal from West Bromwich Albion the previous April saw
Elland Road closed for a quartet of home league games as punishment.
However the switch to Hillsborough for this midweek game made little
difference to Don Revie's side, who exploited the gaps in our defence
caused by the absent Ollie Burton.
His replacement, John McNamee played what proved to be his final game for
Division One McDermott
30,665 Injury deprived Joe Harvey of both Malcolm Macdonald and John Tudor,
with the number nine shirt being worn by Tommy Cassidy.
Meanwhile the reserve side were on the road, beaten 2-3 by
Manchester City at Maine Road, despite a brace from George Hope.
League Cup 2nd Round Cassidy, Cannell
11,203 Debut for reserve striker Alan Guy and a competitive debut for
Newcastle at Priestfield.
Division Two Withe 2
25,047 Winning debut for Stuart Boam, newly arrived from Middlesbrough
shortly after the crocked Irving Nattrass had gone the opposite way - one of Bill
McGarry's better pieces of business.
Blackburn Rovers (a) 2-1
Division Two Keegan(26), Martin(35)
14,421 After the great emotion of Kevin Keegan's United debut the previous
Saturday, the bandwagon kept rolling at Ewood Park. There was a debut for John Anderson, on as
Aston Villa (h)
31,591 United stood proudly at the top of Division One for the
first time since September 1950 after this fine win. Youtube
footage is online here
Norwich City (a)
Division One P.Jackson
16,636 Mirandinha's debut, in doubt up to kick off, tempted thousands of
United fans to Norfolk on a weekday night, complete with Brazilian shirts
and for some never to be explained reason, sombreros. Youtube
footage is online here
1990 Blackburn Rovers (a) 1-0
11,329 A last gasp winner for Jim Smith's side, with virtually the only chance they created in
the whole game.
Howard Gayle - once on loan at SJP - missed a host of
chances for the home side, to the great amusement of the travelling
1993 Red Star Belgrade striker
Dragan Lukic was on trial at United, but after injuring himself in
training, returned home without ever playing for the club.
arranged for him went ahead regardless, Alex Mathie scored three
6-1 beating of Doncaster Rovers at Belle Vue.
1996 Keith Gillespie appeared for
Northern Ireland as they lost 1-0 at home to Ukraine in a match at Windsor
Park, Belfast. Chris Holland featured for the England U21 team as they
recorded a 2-0 away win against Moldova and Tino Asprilla scored three of
Columbia's goals as they hammered Chile 4-1.
The Reserves played at Boro's Riverside and thumped them 4-1, thanks to
goals from Brian
Kerr(2), Des Hamilton andPaul Robinson.
Former Magpie reserve Alun Armstrong got a
consolation goal for the Smoggies.
2000 A sheet metal worker from
Newcastle's grandson was born. In other words,Alan Shearer's third born
was a baby boy. The lad had barely got his first nappy on and bookmakers
were laying odds (ludicrously short) that he would play for England....
2001 A good night's work for Shay Given, who
was between the posts for Ireland as they beat the Dutch
1-0 in a World Cup Qualifier staged in Dublin.
Future Magpie Damien Duff was in the side, while
Newcastle defender Andy O'Brien won his third full
cap, appearing as a sub.
2003 The Reserves lost 2-1 to
Aston Villa at Kingston Park. Darren Ambrose scored after the break after Balaban and Davis gave Villa a 2-0 half-time lead. Steve
Harper left the field with what looked like a hamstring injury on the day
after the transfer deadline. NUFC.com match report
Peter Ramage gave Tommy Craig's
second string a winning start to the Premier Reserve League North
campaign with a 68th minute winner against Everton.
Rammy's header from a Martin Brittain
corner was cleared off the line but the centre-back crashed the rebound
in from close range. NUFC.com match report
Not much else happened on September 1st
but that allowed us to reflect on a quite incredible August:
01 Bobby unhappy about Shepherd quotes in media that this was his final
season 02 Bernard confirms contract stalemate 03 Bowyer ill, joins Given, O'Brien, Ambrose, Woodgate, Jenas and Taylor
on sidelines 04 Lost
at Celtic: Shearer subbed and academy players on bench.
Dressing room arguments involving Dyer & Shearer 05 Training ground closed due to eye infection - players told to train
on their own in local parks 06 Reserves off, training suspended 07 Training suspended 08 Robson confirms Shearer Celtic bid 09 Robert joins sick list / reserves off 10 Bramble injury requires scan 11 Boro game call-off plea rejected by PL 12 Injury and illness mean Elliott gets recall to first XI despite
being transfer-listed 13 Dyer bust up with Bobby over right wing 14 Concede last minute goal: Boro (a) 2-2 15 Bobby denies any problem with Dyer 16 Shearer linked with Man Utd move 17 Dyer agent rubbishes talk of rift 18 Dyer booed at SJP playing for England / reserves off 19 Dyer publishes unconvincing apology 20 Woodgate signs for Real Madrid 21 Onfield disarray: Spurs (h) lost 0-1 22 Sunday papers: Freddy says we have a defender lined up / Bobby says
he has no idea who we could sign. 23 Defenders needed: Rooney bid made 24 NUFC Rooney deal conspiracy statement 25 Blow 2 goal lead: Norwich (h) drew 2-2 26 Bobby reacts to Bellamy outburst 27 Shearer / Dyer dropped for Villa (a) 28 Onfield disarray: Villa (a) lost 2-4 29 Bookies cut odds on Bobby sacking 30 Bobby sacked 31 No movement in or out before the transfer deadline
After the transfer window closed our movements were something like this:
2006 In the early
hours of Friday September 1st, Newcastle made their third
signing as the transfer window closed. Along with Giuseppe
Rossi (loan) and Antoine Sibierski, free agent Olivier
Bernard returned to Tyneside.
However, the French
left-back who had been released by Rangers was completely unfit for purpose and
failed to make a single first team appearance in his second spell at the
Wigan Athletic (h)
Premier League Owen(87)
With just three minutes to play and
our scoreless home league run standing at the 647 minute mark,
another blank return loomed for United.
Enter our old pal Titus Bramble, whose shabby clearance out of defence fell
to former colleague Steven Taylor.
The ball ended up with Oba Martins out on the right flank and he powered
forward before crossing for Michael Owen to head home at the near post. Thank you and goodnight. NUFC.com
2008 "Striker" Xisco
arrived from Deportivo La Coruna
and midfielder Nacho Gonzalez from Valencia as the Milner transfer money
failed to bring in Keegan's promised "wow" signings.
Xisco signed a five year deal, while Nacho joined on a season-long loan.
Meanwhile, Joey Barton stayed put
as his rumoured moves to Aston Villa or Portsmouth came to nothing. Similarly,
Alan Smith's supposed move to Goodison never materialised.
A new and improved three-year
deal was apparently offered to Michael Owen, contradicting press claims that
it was only an extra year with reduced wages.
transfer window closed at 5pm with Newcastle confirming
only that they had re-signed free agent Peter Lovenkrands on a
And despite numerous scare stories, there were no further first team
squad departures, with messrs Carroll, Nolan, Barton, Geremi, Coloccini, Gutierrez,
Butt, Krul, Enrique & Steven Taylor all staying put.
2010 United named their Premier League playing squad
for rest of 2010, coming in two names under the 25 permitted as follows: