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Premier League:
Warnock's Wilf denies Williamson winner

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.

The draw left United in the bottom five but two points behind fifth-placed Arsenal!

Full match report to follow.

Team: Krul, Janmaat (Anita 79), Coloccini, Williamson, Haidara, Colback, Sissoko, Cabella, De Jong (Perez 79), Gouffran (Aarons 67), Riviere.
Subs: Elliot, Dummett, S.Taylor, Obertan.

Booked: Aarons.

Goals: Janmaat 37, Aarons 73, Williamson 88.

CPFC: Speroni, Mariappa, Dann, Delaney, Kelly, Puncheon, Jedinak, Ward, Bolasie (Murray 83), Chamakh (Campbell 52), Gayle (Zaha 70).
Subs n/u: Hangeland, Hennessey, Williams, Bannan.

Booked: Mariappa, Chamakh, Murray.

Goals: Gayle 1, Puncheon 48, Zaha 90+5.

Crowd: 49,226.

Mike Jones - a return to SJP for the Chester-based whistler who
infamously disallowed Cheick Tiote's wonder "goal" against Manchester City back in January.


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/fixtures:

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 v Chelsea (5.30pm) Sky

Sun 31.08.2014:
Aston Villa v Hull City (1.30pm) 
Spurs v Liverpool (1.30pm) Sky
Leicester City v Arsenal (4pm) Sky

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 online here

John Alder

Statement from the Foreign Office, Friday: 

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.

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 Monday 29th.

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.

Ticket sale details are awaited but prices have been set at 15 adults and 10 concessions for Selhurst Park.

Capital One Cup:
The mild bunch

Gillingham  0  Newcastle  1

Match action

Match report


Signing on again:
The Entertainer

After selling out last month, a further quantity of replica 1983/84 season toon shirts have now been signed by Kevin Keegan and are available to buy online here.

Framed shirts as pictured above cost 219.99 including carriage to UK addresses. Each one comes complete with a certificate of authenticity and photo of KK signing it.

For more details and  overseas shipping please email:

Old boys:
Sunday fundraiser 

If you're at a loose end this coming Sunday, there's a charity kickabout featuring a few familiar faces at the home of Northern League side Dunston UTS.

Former Magpies Tino Asprilla, Steve Howey, Jamie McClen, Alan O'Brien, John Anderson, Billy Askew, Alan Shoulder and Stuart Elliott will line up against Dunston's FA Vase winning side 

Kickoff is at 2pm and admission is 1 for adults and 50p for bairns. Funds raised will benefit two local youngsters: 
3 year-old Amber - who suffers from cerebral palsy - and 5 year-old Neve, who is battling cancer. 

UTS Stadium is on Wellington Road, NE11 9JL.

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 23rd. 

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.  

Pit pony excess

Ashington  1  Newcastle XI  5

Match report

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Lions call for Colback

Thursday saw England manager Roy Hodgson name his squad for two international matches next month - and include uncapped Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback.

Hodgson was at Villa Park last Saturday to see the 24 year-old deliver another solid performance and has selected him for a home friendly against Norway and a Euro 2016 Qualifying tie away to Switzerland in Basel.

Colback joins former Magpies James Milner and Fraser Forster in the England squad having only one previous international call-up to his name - a substitute outing against Italy in 2009 for the U20 side.

Moving on to England U21s and Nottingham Forest's on-loan Magpie Jamaal Lascelles has been selected for European Championship qualifiers in Lithuania & Moldova.

And Rolando Aarons has earned England recognition for the first time, with a call to the U20 side for a kickabout against Romania at Telford on Friday September 5th.

That's the same night as Adam Armstrong and Freddie Woodman are in line to represent England U18s against the Dutch at Bury's Gigg Lane.

Meanwhile, Paul Dummett has earned a belated call-up from Wales for their Euro 2016 qualifier - taking the place of the indisposed James Collins in Chris Coleman's squad.

The Magpies defender collected his first senior cap for Wales when appearing from the bench during a friendly international against Holland back in June.

There's also a first U21 selection for Ayoze Perez, who hasn't represented Spain at any international level. 

Senior Call-ups:

Jack Colback (England):
Wed 03.09.2014 Norway (h) Wembley FR
Mon 08.09.2014 Switzerland (a) Basel ECQ

Tim Krul, Daryl Janmaat (Netherlands):
Thu 04.09.2014 Italy (a) Bari FR
Tue 09.09.2014 Czech Republic (a) Prague ECQ

Paul Dummett (Wales):
09.2014 Andorra (a) ECQ

Rob Elliot (Ireland):
Wed 03.09.2014 Oman (h) Dublin FR
Sun 07.09.2014 Georgia (a) Tbilisi ECQ 

Remy Cabella, Moussa Sissoko (France):
Thu 04.09.2014 Spain (h) Paris FR
Sun 07.09.2014 Serbia (a) Belgrade FR

Shane Ferguson (Northern Ireland):
Sun 07.09.2014 Hungary (a) Budapest ECQ


Ayoze Perez (Spain U21s):

Thu 04.09.2014 Hungary (a) Felscut ECQ
Tue 09.09.2014 Austria (h) Puertollano ECQ

Jamaal 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 night.

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 Orient). 

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 in 1993. 

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

Toon teen Czechs in

Magpies goalkeeper Paul Woolston debuted for England U17s on Wednesday as they played a 1-1 draw with the Czech Republic at Kidderminster's Aggborough Stadium.

The young Lions then lost 1-2 to Portugal at Chesterfield in another friendly on Friday with Wooly an unused substitute. He'll hope to get some further pitch time against Italy at Burton on Sunday.

Loan lads:
The borrowers

Magpies currently on temporary assignment elsewhere:

Jamaal Lascelles, Karl Darlow (Nottingham Forest)

A 2-0 win at fellow Championship side Huddersfield Town on Tuesday night put Forest into the Third Round of the Capital One Cup and made it six games without defeat since Stuart Pearce took over at the City Ground.

Goalkeeper Darlow posted his fourth clean sheet in those six games, while defender Lascelles played 90 minutes against the Terriers - his first competitive action this season after recently recovering from a knee problem. 

Next game: Sheffield Wednesday (a) Championship, Saturday.

Adam Campbell (Fleetwood Town)
A 0-0 home draw with Chesterfield on Saturday was achieved with the striker getting off the bench for the final ten minutes of play in the League One fixture.

Next game: Leyton Orient (h) League One, Saturday

Sylvain Marveaux (Guingamp)
Following a trio of substitute outings, there was a first start for the winger in Saturday's Ligue 1 home meeting with Olympique Marseille. Marveaux completed the full 90 minutes but his side were beaten 0-1. 

Next game: Lorient (a) Ligue 1, Saturday

Unlikely Lad
Old boy turns Posh

Former Newcastle reserve player Marcus Maddison has moved from Gateshead for a club record, undisclosed "six figure fee" to League One side Peterborough United.

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.  

Afternoon delight

Newcastle U21s  5  Reading U21s  2

Match report

Premier League:
Finishers apply within

Aston Villa  0  Newcastle  0

Match report


In (9):
Ayoze Perez, Jack Colback, Siem De Jong, Remy Cabella, Emmanuel Riviere, Daryl Janmaat, Facundo Ferreyra, Jamaal Lascelles, Karl Darlow.

06.06.2014 Striker Ayoze Perez (20) CD Tenerife.
09.06.2014 Midfielder Jack Colback (24) unattached.
01.07.2014 Midfielder Siem De Jong (25) Ajax. 
13.07.2014 Midfielder Remy Cabella (24) Montpellier.
16.07.2014 Striker Emmanuel Riviere (24) Monaco.
17.07.2014 Full back Daryl Janmaat (24) Feyenoord.
02.08.2014 Striker Facundo Ferreyra (23) Shaktar. 
09.08.2014 Defender Jamaal Lascelles (20) Nottm For. 
09.08.2014 Keeper Karl Darlow (23) Nottm For.
(both loaned back to Nottingham Forest).

Out (7): Shola Ameobi, Dan Gosling, Luuk De Jong, Loic Remy, James Tavernier, Romain Amalfitano, Mathieu Debuchy.

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Fixtures, Tickets etc.
Season 2014/15

The ticket office is on the first floor of the SJP club shop, under the Gallowgate End towards the Strawberry.

New season opening Hours: TBC

Paid-for matchday ticket collections take place from the windows at the back of the Gallowgate End Stand, above NINE Bar.

Matchday ticket sales are from the Box Office in the Milburn Stand, just up the slope from the Sir Bobby Robson Statue.

SJP Box Office phone: 0844 372 1892*
(Open for away ticket sales and enquiries during the above Box Office hours).

* 0044 870 1892 from overseas

Online Box Office is available here

2014/15 season ticket details here

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.

SJP season ticket info online here

SJP Stadium seating plan online here

Newcastle City Centre map (PDF)


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 Quinn talk-in @ The Alberta Social Club, Jarrow. Tickets 12 from the venue or via Luke on 07824 663867.

Sat 13.09.2014 Southampton (a) @ St. Marys Stadium, 3pm. Premier League. 25 adults, 5 U22s and over 65s.  Member sale now. 

Sat 13.09.2014 U18s v Bolton (h) @ Little Benton, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.

Mon 15.09.2014 U21s v Wolves (h) @ SJP, 7pm. U21 Premier League.

Fri 19.09.2014 U21s v Arsenal (a) @ Meadow Park, Borehamwood, 7pm. U21 Premier League.

20.09.2014 U18s v Boro (a) @ Rockcliffe Park, 11am. U18 Premier League.

Sat 20.09.2014 Hull City (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. Ticket sale details awaited.

Capital One 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

Altoonative Travel is the public face of the Newcastle United Travel Plan, aimed to help fans attend games using the most efficient and sustainable methods available.

Confirmed NUFC UK live TV coverage:

NUFC Live on Sky Sports:
Mon 29.09.2014
Stoke City (a) 8pm 
Sun 09.11.2014
West Brom (a) 1.30pm



NUFC Live on BT Sport:
Sat 01.11.2014
Liverpool (h) 12.45pm

Gateshead 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. 

home League games 
(all 3pm KO
unless specified):

Sat 30.08.2014
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

RUWC match ticket sales:

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


International Magpies
National Service
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 Tuesdays. 

On double-header match weeks, teams will play on Thursday and Sunday, Friday and Monday or Saturday and Tuesday.

2014/15 match dates :
Sat-Mon 0
Wed-Fri 09-11.10.2014
Sat-Mon 12-14.10.2014
Thu-Sat 14-16.11.2014
Fri-Sun 27-29.03.2015
Fri-Sun 12-14.06.2015

2014/15 African Nations Cup:
Sat 17.01.2015-Sun 08.02.2015

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

2015/16 match dates:
Thu-Sat 03-05.09.2015
Sun-Tue 06-08.09.2015
Thu-Sat 08-10.10.2015
Sun-Tue 11-13.10.2015
Thu-Sat 12-14.11.2015 (playoff 1)
Sun-Tue 15-17.11.2015 (playoff 2)
Coxy's Cockup Corner
Whoops, He did it Again...

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On This Day in History
30th August

Born Or Died:

1951 Peter Withe born, Liverpool.

A 200K signing from Nottingham Forest in August 1978, Withe arrived to boost the attack as United attempted to bounce back into the top-flight at the first attempt.

Beginning his career at Southport, Withe's career had taken him to Barrow, Port Elizabeth City, Arcadia Shepherds (both in South Africa), Wolves, Portland Timbers (USA), Birmingham City and Forest. 

The two seasons he spent on Tyneside resulted in eighth and ninth placed finishes, but the striker provided many of what highlights there were for Newcastle fans - and was also wholly responsible for a mini-craze of wearing sweatbands....

Making his debut in a 1-0 home victory over Luton Town, Peter got off the mark with two goals against Blackburn Rovers at SJP the following month.

And by December 1978, he was forming a little and large partnership with new arrival Alan Shoulder, a former pitmen who was signed from non-league Blyth Spartans.

A rare hat trick by a Newcastle player the following April saw Withe torture Blackburn again in a 3-1 victory at Ewood Park.

The following season though contained what for many was his most memorable outing in a black and white shirt: a fine 4-2 home win over QPR in which he netted twice and also wrestled with a pitch invader - a black and white dog.

May 1980 saw Withe end his time at SJP, with Aston Villa paying 500K for him, amid interest from Leeds United and Everton.

Teaming up with speedy striker Gary Shaw, a Championship medal followed in Peter's first season. The following season then climaxed with a Withe goal against Bayern Munich in the final of the European Cup staged at Rotterdam's De Kuip Stadium.

Winning 11 full England caps during his time at Villa, Withe moved on to Sheffield United in 1985 following a contractual row.

Later joining Birmingham City on loan, he ended his playing days at Huddersfield Town.

Beginning his coaching career at the Terriers in 1990, within a year Peter was back at former club Villa, joining their backroom staff.

October 1991 saw him briefly take charge of Wimbledon, but a run of just one victory in his sixteen games in charge saw him exit the Dons after barely four months at the helm.

Returning to Villa Park in the role of chief scout, Withe's globetrotting began again in 1998 when he became Thailand coach. 

That lasted until 2002 and after a year out of the game living in the Australian city of Perth, Peter took over the Indonesian national side for a five year stint.

Returning to Australia, April 2012 then found Withe returning to club management in England with ambitious non-league side Woodley Sports, who renamed themselves Stockport Sports.

However he quit his post in November 2012 and took up a match commentary role with BBC West Midlands Radio shortly after. 

1957 Aiden McCaffery born, Jarrow

England youth international central defender who graduated through the academy and reserve sides at SJP to the senior setup.

Making his first team debut in an amazing 4-5 defeat at Ipswich Town in March 1975, Aidan played only a handful of games before dropping out of the senior squad for a year.

Becoming a first team regular during the 1976/77 season, McCaffery wasn't liked by incoming manager Billy McGarry and played what was to be his final game in a 2-4 defeat to the Boro at SJP in early 1978.

August 1978 saw him sold to Derby County in a 60K deal and later moves to Bristol Rovers, Bristol City (loan), Torquay United (loan), Exeter City and Hartlepool followed.

While at Bristol Rovers, he collided with his own goalkeeper in a game at Southend in April 1984 and was knocked out, swallowing his tongue in the process.

Fortunately the prompt actions of Rovers physio Roy Dolling meant that he survived and was discharged after an overnight stay in a local hospital.

Dropping into non-league football with Whitley Bay in 1987, McCaffery made a brief comeback in the Football League with Carlisle United - although most of his five years at Brunton Park were spent as a coach and latterly the manager.

Aidan later joined the police force.


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What Else?

1919 Arsenal (a) 
Division One 
Debut for Tom Curry, who went on to represent United in a career spanning 17 years and 248 goals. Fellow debutant James Henderson got the only goal, but didn't last the season. First appearances also for Ray Robinson and Jack Wilson as league football restarted following the end of hostilities.

1924 Huddersfield Town (h) 
Division One 
Brown, C.Wilson, Stephenson

1930 Sheffield Wednesday (a) 1-2 (1-0)
Division One 
Burgess, og(Weaver) 
Debuts for Scottish imports Duncan Lindsay, Jimmy Nelson, Lancastrian Jimmy Naylor, and local lad Ron Starling. Also, outside left Jack Wilkinson made his first appearance for United, against his former club.

1939 Nottingham Forest (a) 
Division Two 
A.McCall(pen), Perry
Debut for Dave Hamilton in this penultimate league match of the season, before the war closed down league football for seven seasons.

1941 Bradford City (h)

1947 Luton Town (a) 
Division Two 
Driver, Connelly 
The Hatters gained revenge for a 2-7 loss on Tyneside the previous April.

1950 West Bromwich Albion (a) 2-1 (1-1)
Division One 
Milburn, Mitchell
A week after they were held 1-1 by the Throstles on Tyneside, United took both points at the Hawthorns.

1952 Tottenham Hotspur (h) 1-1 (0-1)
Division One 
United's winless start to the season was extended to three games - although they had only lost one game.

1952 While the first team were facing Spurs at SJP, the reserves drew 2-2 with Sheffield Wednesday in a Central League tussle at to Hillsborough 

Neville Black and Vic Keeble netted for the visitors.

1958 Everton (a)
Division One 
McGuigan, Wright 
John McGuigan marked his debut with a goal at Goodison



1967 Chelsea (h)
Division One 
, Davies(10,34), Elliott(65), Bennett(81)
A fine performance from Tommy Robson against his former club saw him score the opener and end up taking home the match ball - autographed by both sides.

1969 Arsenal (h) 
Division One 
Foggon, Davies, Robson
Wyn Davies drove the ball past Bob Wilson at the Leazes End to send the teams in level.

John Craggs then lofted a long deep cross towards Davies at the far post and although it dropped behind him, Alan Foggon raced in to volley it home at the Gallowgate End.

The third goal was a beauty: Foggon picking it up down the left channel and then flicking it infield to Davies on the edge of the area.

And a great touch from the striker teed it up perfectly for Pop Robson to crash a superb right-footed volley into the net.

1972 Tottenham Hotspur (h) 0-1 (0-0) 
Division One 
Future Newcastle boss Joe "JFK" Kinnear scored the only goal of the game at SJP. 

1975 Manchester City (a) 
Division One 
Tueart 2(2pens), Royle 2

A debut to forget for centre half John Bird as Tynesider Dennis Tueart scored twice from the spot and Joe Royle got both the other goals.

1980 Luton Town (h)
Division Two 
Koenen, Hibbitt
Fighting spirit from United, prompted by caretaker boss Joe Harvey, overcame the high-flying Hatters side. Frans Koenen struck the only goal of his short career in England. Featured here.

1986 Luton Town (a)
Division One 
There was a first outing for midfielder Ian Bogie at Kenilworth Road. He would have to wait a year for his second.

1995 Middlesbrough (h)
Premier League 
A good choice of photo for the front cover as Ginola played a blinder, tormenting Boro's Neil Cox. Most of us had already realised that DG was a bit special, but the nation now saw it with the game featuring on the BBC's midweek Match of the Day.

1998 Liverpool (h) 
Owen(17,18,32), Berger(45)

Having seen Kenny Dalglish exit after the previous game, SJP gave a pre-match ovation to his replacement, Ruud Gullit. 

However, he was apparently uninvolved in the team selection for this game, with reserve coach Tommy Craig in temporary charge.

His ploy of fielding a defence including messrs Charvet, Albert and Pearce afforded Liverpool the freedom of SJP and Michael Owen duly filled his boots with a 15 minute hat trick - and a gleeful hand-rubbing celebration.

Home striker Stephane Guivarc'h meanwhile showed just how wisely Kenny had lashed out his millions for the Frenchman - by scuffing a shot in off the post in front of an open goal....

Carl Serrant and Stephen Glass both made senior debuts in this debacle.

1999 Manchester United (a) 1-5 (1-1)
Cole(14,46,65,71), Giggs(80)
Bobby Robson was on his way to Tyneside and caretaker boss Steve Clarke's CV would have only this result on it. 

The own goal actually levelled it for us but a second half collapse allowed Andy Cole to fill his boots (and our net). United defender Nikos Dabizas (pictured below) getting a harsh red card from Jeff Winter didn't help much either. match report

Dabs gets his marching orders 
as caretaker Clarke looks on

2003 Birmingham City (h)

After a midweek Champions League exit on penalties to Partizan Belgrade and a loss to Manchester United the previous weekend, a third dose of SJP misery duly arrived thanks to Steve Bruce's City. 

Unable to fashion a way through the visiting defence, City stole the win when Gary Speed caught Damien Johnson in the United area.

David Dunn took the resultant spot kick and although Shay Given did well to block his effort, the same player netted the rebound. 

The only bright spot of the whole game had come shortly after the first whistle, when ref Matt Messias had unintentionally caught Robbie Savage with a stray elbow.

2004 Thank you and Good Knight - Sir Bobby Robson and his putter were shown the door after a troubled start to the season. Early names being touted as Bobby's successor were Terry Venables and Gerard Houllier.

Meanwhile, United's bid of almost 25m for Everton's Wayne Rooney was on the table, but the player looked Old Trafford bound. 

Old firm defensive duo Bobo Balde and Jean -Alain Boumsong were both linked with moves from Celtic and Rangers respectively.

2005 News broke on United's official website around 10am that Michael Owen had agreed a four-year deal to join from Real Madrid.

An undisclosed fee claimed to be in excess of 15m was reported, although how much cash changed hands never came to light - given that Jonathan Woodgate had gone in the opposite direction in a 13m+ deal in 2004. 

The news provoked extreme reactions, ranging from jubilant Geordies to sour-faced Scousers and others only too keen to question Owen's motives, fitness and ability to play alongside Alan Shearer.

The cynics would be proved right and United's bold attempt to boost their playing fortunes would backfire spectacularly - the transfer ultimately contributing to a financial crisis at SJP that would see a change of ownership.

2006 Giuseppe Rossi joined on a four-month loan from Manchester United. The USA-born Italian under-21 striker scored just once in his 13 appearances (eight from the bench) and didn't look any better than Michael Chopra who had exited some months earlier.

2007 Senegal international right back Habib Beye was on Tyneside to conclude his move from Olympique Marseille.

2008 Arsenal (a)
Premier League
van Persie(18pen,41), Denilson(59)
What proved to be Kevin Keegan's last game in charge saw his side fall behind after a harsh penalty award against Charles N'Zogbia for handball by referee Rob Styles.

Joey Barton made a late cameo appearance after his enforced absence, going in hard on Samir Nasri and then being kicked off the ball by the Arsenal man.

The gulf in class between the two sides was evident for all to see as van Persie added to his penalty before Denilson finished off the job just before the hour.

And to complete the farce, Magpies owner Mike Ashley was pictured necking a pint of fizzy in the away section during the match.

An NUFC statement claimed that, "
Mike was offered a drink which he thought was non-alcoholic so he took it in good faith."

The Gunners then replied by confirming that they didn't sell non-alcoholic beer in the stadium - just tasteless, over-priced urine masquerading as proper drink..... match report

Davide Santon joined
United from Inter Milan for a reported fee of 5m and the transfer of goalkeeper Rob Elliot from Charlton was also confirmed for a small six-figure fee.

2012 Atromitos (Greece) (h) 1-0 (1-0)
(2-1 on aggregate)
Europa League 4th Qualifying Round 2nd Leg

Haris Vuckic's first senior goal for United was enough to send his side into the Europa League Group Stages, but Alan Pardew's lime-clad lads made heavy weather of the win, as European football returned to Tyneside following a break of over five years.

It could have been a different story however, had the Swiss match referee Stephan Suder not reacted to a spot kick appeal from the visitors in each half by booking their players for simulation on both occasions. match report

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