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Newcastle U21s 3 Brighton U21s 1
Peter Beardsley's side extended their unbeaten run this season to five games
on Monday, as they regained first place in the table by beating basement side
However, the final score doesn't tell the full story of an eventful 90 minutes
that were played behind closed doors at Darsley Park, after a late switch from
After a month without a competitive game, United started with a quartet of
players boasting senior team experience in the shape of Rob Elliot, Gael
Bigirimana, Haris Vuckic and Ryan Taylor - the latter continuing his comeback
after two recent reserve team friendly outings.
Albion included on-trial Chike Kandi in their starting lineup and the former
Chelsea striker's physical presence proved to be a handful for the home
defence early on.
Restricting United to shots from distance by Alex Gilliead and Dan Barlaser,
Shamir Fenelon forced a block from Elliot after 14 minutes. The striker did
rather better six minutes later though, when Kandi forced his way in from the
left before pulling the ball back for Fenelon to net.
United struggled for a response and barely had the ball in the Brighton box
until a neat passing move ended when Vuckic was illegally denied by Glen Rea,
who clearly blocked a goalbound shot from close range on the line.
Visting captain Rea was shown a straight red before midfielder Taylor
beat Christian Walton the resultant penalty, sending the teams in level at the
Elliot was again tested just seconds after the restart, making a flying leap
to tip away George Cole's shot.
From that point on though, Newcastle began to make their numerical advantage
count and after Barlaser shot narrowly wide, Callum Roberts centred for
Bigirimana to be beaten to the ball by a defender in the six yard box.
From the resultant corner though, Roberts dropped the ball at the near post
for Lubo Satka to help it on and Vuckic climb and head in at the far post for
Roberts was again to the fore as United made it 3-1 just six minutes later,
taking Facundo Ferreyra's through ball and powering down the United right
before snaking into the area and teeing up Dan Barlaser to shoot home.
The Seagulls were reduced to nine men on 74 minutes, after an off the ball
incident involving Ferreyra and Danny Pappoe saw the visiting defender shown a
straight red card, apparently for violent conduct.
After some confusion, play restarted with a direct free kick deep in the
Albion area and all nine of their players on the goal line - Ryan Taylor
trying his luck but seeing a rising shot charged down.
Despite the extra two men though, Newcastle didn't seriously test Walton
again, the final whistle sounding to confirm a full 90 minute workout for Ryan
Taylor for the first time since back in August 2012.
St.Andrews on Monday that Birmingham City had parted company with manager Lee
Clark following a poor start to the season.
The Blues sit fourth bottom of the Championship after recording just two wins
plus five draws in their dozen league games so far this time round - having
flirted with relegation until the final moments of last season.
Following Clark out of the door is fellow former Magpie Steve Watson,
with SJP old boys Terry McDermott and Derek Fazackerley having
left back in February.
Unaffected by the managerial change so far though is another ex-Magpie, City's
U21 coach Alan Thompson.
Magpies win match:
do not adjust your set
Leicester City 0
typically bonkers afternoon on Tyneside ended with United securing a first
Premier League win of the season at the eighth attempt, thanks to a second
half strike from the most unlikely source of Gabriel Obertan.
However the largest home crowd of the season almost didn't have a match to
watch at all, as some cowboy workmen succeeded where fan protest groups failed
- emptying the St.James' Park stands at kickoff time.
The source of the disruption was the recently-installed Leazes End scoreboard
that debuted on Saturday, but was noted before the turnstiles opened to have a
loose section dangling, causing a potential hazard.
While efforts to secure the section began, crowd safety concerns dictated that
fans were locked out and large crowds formed around the ground as kick-off
The all-clear was eventually given and fans admitted shortly after 3pm, the
match getting underway at 4pm.
By kickoff, Newcastle's starting XI had also altered, with Cheick Tiote
reportedly sustaining a head injury at some point in the warm up (presumably
not from falling debris).
He dropped out of the matchday squad, Vurnon Anita stepping up from the bench
and the elusive Facundo Ferreyra taking his place among the substitutes.
With Krul, Janmaat and Dummett all recovering from injuries that kept them
from international duty last week, the only other change from the lineup that
drew with Swansea saw Steven Taylor come in for Mike Williamson.
Starting back to back league games for the first time since January 2013,
Gabriel Obertan's lung-busting break upfield from a Leicester corner should
have led to an eighth minute opener for Newcastle - only for Fabricio
Coloccini to miss the target when perfectly placed.
Defensive colleague Paul Dummett then won possession deep in City territory
before trying his luck, his on-target effort from distance not troubling
Within seconds though the Foxes counter-attacked and Matthew James could only
direct a weak shot at Krul - a rare piece of forward play by Nigel Pearson's
Despite posing little threat though, City came closest to breaking the
deadlock in the first half when Marc Albrighton's deep centre from the left
spun on to the outside of Krul's left post before deflecting safely away.
At the other end meanwhile, a half chance for Papiss Cisse saw him get his
shot away and it take a deflection that momentarily looked to be taking it
into the goal before it passed wide of the target.
Moussa Sissoko had similar ill fortune via a rebound five minutes into the
second half, before Cisse came still closer when latching on to a back pass
and taking the ball round the
goalkeeper. As the angle reduced though, his first time effort ended up only
in the side netting.
Keeping the pressure on, Schmeichel clawed away Jack Colback's free kick
before Taylor could do nothing but lift his first-time effort over the bar
with an hour played.
At the other end, Leicester entertained thoughts of snatching a goal
introducing strike duo David Nugent and Jamie Vardy as one or two dangerous
crosses caused some noticeable discomfort in the home defence.
Then came the breakthrough, as
Richie de Laet's fierce shot rebounded off Colback on the edge of the box and
fell kindly for Cisse in acres of space.
He crossed the halfway line before spraying a pass out towards Obertan on the
left. Continuing his forward run, the Frenchman cut across the edge of the area
to elude two defenders before firing in a low shot for only his second-ever league goal and
since back in February 2012 at Blackburn.
There were a few scares at either end in the remaining time played, with Krul
pulling off one good block after a corner and Cisse planting a header into the
ground from substitute Ayoze Perez's cross that Schmeichel reached.
If Obertan ended the day as the matinee idol of the SJP crowd though, then the
big screen hero was the engineer who
turned out to secure the offending piece of board and allow the match to go
ahead at all.
As he celebrates victory on Saturday in what was his 700th match as a manager,
Alan Pardew might wish to raise a glass in his direction.
Crowd: 51,866 - highest of the season to date. The visitors sold their
full allocation of 3,235
places. Owner Mike Ashley was again in attendance and reportedly visited the
home dressing room after the game.
There were reports of objects thrown on Level Seven between home and
away fans during the game, while what have been described as brief skirmishes
took place after full time and continued outside the Leazes End.
After being the source of the delay, the new big screen operated effectively
once repairs had been carried out.
As is the case at other similarly-equipped grounds, the pre-game period saw several goal montages
played, including one of previous meetings with Leicester.
The sharp-eyed will also have seen some rarely-aired footage of a 3-0 home
derby victory in November 1969 featuring goals from Keith Dyson and the Mighty
Following kickoff, the screen relayed the action on the field, cutting away to
static Sports Direct or Puma logos when there were breaks in play for set
pieces or injuries.
And having posted team lineups beforehand, scores from elsewhere in the
Premier League were of course relayed - the appearance of this one
kick-starting cheers across the areas that could see it, before the 10,000
unsighted punters joined in once the PA announcer read it out:
Referee: Martin Atkinson - second appointment of the season for
the West Yorkshire-based whistler, who took charge of August's 0-2 home loss
to Manchester City.
Atkinson had a rather less eventful afternoon than his last game -
abandoning Tuesday's international between Serbia and Albania in Belgrade
during the first half after a number of incidents involving the crowd and both
"When I came into the ground and looked up, the big TV in the corner
looked a bit vulnerable - I thought ’how’s that appeared?’
"But give credit to Nigel Pearson and his Leicester staff, they didn’t
make a big deal of it, they were relaxed about the whole thing and I thank
them for that.
"I know the word desperation is sometimes not the right vocabulary for
a football manager, but we were desperate today and it was an important win
It was nice to see the owner come in the dressing room (after the game). I
know it's a misconception that he doesn't care, that he doesn't love the club.
Of course he does.
"When you have been a manager as long as I have and experienced a team
that's not functioning, you have to work doubly-hard and try to protect
yourself from the pressures that are coming.
"I have had to take a lot of
criticism and I have accepted that, you have to. But the most important thing
is we can move on from this because this isn't going to be the be all and end
all for us, beating Leicester.
"We need to beat some top teams and
we need to improve as a team. It will help us this week in our work and instill
some confidence in some players who I know can be better than they are
"I tend to watch (Match of the
Day) even when it's nasty and horrible (presumably he means when Robbie
Savage is on). It's important for me to keep up to date with what's being
said about your team and other teams. But certainly I will watch it with a
"We have been playing under huge
pressure, we have been working under huge pressure - you can't get away from
it in this city - and it's difficult.
"We showed great character and resolve. When you’ve not won for a while
you lack confidence to see things out and it was pleasing to be able to do
that this time.”
"Gabriel’s a player that needs to build his own self- confidence. He’s
been terrific for us in the last couple of games and I had a feeling he could
come and still be a great player for us.
"He’s only young and still has a lot to offer.”
"I have always been confident in myself and my ability, so it might be a
surprise for some people, but not for me. I have been grinding quite a while
for this and it's just a great feeling at the moment.
"I just kept on working hard. I know
the most important thing is working when people don't see you.
"It's easy to train when you have got
the coaches patting you on the back, but these moments when you are by
yourself are the moments when you really have to work hard and dig deep."
Old boy Nigel Pearson:
"I don’t think it (the delay) had any effect on us. Both sets of
players seemed very relaxed about it. There’s a tendency to put added weight
on circumstances like that, but once we knew the timescale we were working to
that was fine, it was only another hour.
"Both sets of players and officials dealt with the situation well. There
was no friction at all from our point of view. The biggest disappointment is
that we were in the game enough to have got something out of it.
"The sucker punch was conceding a goal on the counter attack. It was a
disappointing outcome for us but it's something we'll have to deal with.
"We felt at times we could have
played with a bit more intensity in the first half but that happens from time
to time. We managed the game relatively well in the first half, limited the
chances they had and put them under a bit of pressure.
"Ultimately, when our attacking situations arose we weren't able to do
quite enough with them. During games you get opportunities to score but also
we need to defend in the right way as well.
"We had some very promising situations but what we didn't do is find
enough quality to take advantage. We got into their box on a number of
occasions late in the game and didn't produce enough clear quality to create
chances - we need to get better at it."
secured their first Premier League victory
at the ninth attempt (eight this season), since Cardiff City were beaten 3-0
at SJP back in May. We'd lost four and drawn four before
The win over Leicester also saw Newcastle score the opening goal in a
Premier League match for the first time this season - a feat last
accomplished at Anfield in the closing game of last season.
Steven Taylor played his 250th competitive senior game in all
competitions for United (231 starts). He debuted against Real Mallorca in the
UEFA Cup in March 2004.
Season-opening winless runs (PL only):
2014/15: won the eighth game
2013/14: won the third game 2012/13: won the first game 2011/12: won the second game 2010/11: won the second game 2008/09: won the second game 2007/08: won the first game 2006/07: won the first game 2005/06: won the sixth game 2004/05: won the fifth game 2003/04: won the seventh game 2002/03: won the first game 2001/02: won the third game 2000/01: won the second game 1999/00: won the eighth game
1998/99: won the fifth game 1997/98: won the first game 1996/97: won the second game 1995/96: won the first game 1994/95: won the first game 1993/94: won the fourth game
2014/15 won 1-0 Obertan
2009/10 Won 1-0 Guthrie 2003/04 Won 3-1 Ameobi, OG, Jenas 2001/02 Won 1-0 Solano 2000/01 Won 1-0 Cort 1999/00 Lost 0-2 No scorer 1998/99 Won 1-0 Glass 1997/98 Drew 3-3 Barnes, Tomasson, Beresford 1996/97 Won 4-3 Shearer 3, Elliott 1994/95 Won 3-1 Albert 2, Howey 1992/93 Won 7-1 Kelly 3, Cole 3, Lee 1991/92 Won 2-0 Hunt, Clark 1990/91 Won 2-1 McGhee, Sloan 1989/90 Won 5-4 McGhee 2, Quinn 2, Gallacher 1986/87 Won 2-0 Goddard, Wharton 1985/86 Won 2-1 Clarke, Beardsley 1984/85 Lost 1-4 Beardsley 1982/83 Drew 2-2 McDermott, Keegan 1981/82 Drew 0-0 1979/80 Won 3-2 Shoulder 2 (2 pens), Cartwright
Latest Premier League results:
Sat 18.10.2014: Manchester City 4-1 Spurs
Arsenal 2-2 Hull City
Burnley 1-3 West Ham
Crystal Palace 1-2 Chelsea
Everton 3-0 Aston Villa
Southampton 8-0 mackems
Sun 19.10.2014: QPR 2-3 Liverpool
Stoke City 2-1 Swansea City
West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Manchester United
2014/15 season Magpie
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U18s 1 Everton U18s 4
Having guided his side to a 5-2
victory on Tyneside back in February, former Newcastle midfielder Kevin Sheedy
returned on Saturday to claim another three points.
His former Goodison colleague Dave Watson had overseen a recent resurgence by
the Magpies that saw them beat Derby County and draw with high-flying Manchester City,
but that came to an abrupt end at Little Benton.
Goalscoring hasn't been a problem for the Toffees and after missing a
number of good opportunities, Calum Dyson netted after 15 minutes and Nathan
Holland doubled their lead with a 28th minute penalty.
Harry Charsley then made it 3-0 just before the hour mark with an
eye-catching solo effort before Dyson claimed his second of the afternoon
moments later as the Toffees recorded a fifth successive league victory.
United's only response came in the closing seconds when Joe Kerridge flighted
home a fine free kick to claim his first goal of the campaign.
Magpies currently on temporary assignment
Hatem Ben Arfa (Hull City)
The midfielder completed 90 minutes at the Emirates on Saturday in a 2-2-
Premier League draw with Arsenal.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (AS Roma)
Three first half goals put Roma firmly in the driving seat at home to Chievo
in Serie A on Saturday, with another 90 minute shift but in by Yanga. It
Sylvain Marveaux (Guingamp)
The on-loan winger claimed an assist in a much-needed 2-1 win at Lille in Ligue
1 on Saturday.
Jamaal Lascelles, Karl Darlow (Nottingham Forest)
The new manager syndrome accounted for Forest's unbeaten start in the
Championship on Saturday, as Cardiff City ran out 2-1 winners in Wales.
Goalkeeper Darlow played the full game while defender Lascelles was once again
restricted to bench duty.
Remie Streete (Port Vale)
The defender watched from the bench as a ten man Vale side lost 1-2 at Preston
in League One on Saturday.
Freddie Woodman (Hartlepool United)
A 1-2 home
reverse at the hands of Luton Town in League Two on Saturday saw Freddie remain
on the bench. His current loan spell ends with a visit to Accrington Stanley on
Jonathyn Quinn (Blyth Spartans)
Having got off the mark for Blyth on Monday night, striker Quinn appeared for
the final nine minutes of a 1-2 loss at Barwell in the Northern Premier League
the 1990s, journalist Michael Walker has spent far too much time in press
boxes and on terraces reporting on the fortunes of the North East's "big
three" and many other clubs across the region. The fruits of his not
inconsiderable labours are now available as "Up There".
Described by the publishers as "part social-history, part
travelogue", it tries to give the importance of football in these
parts some sort of rational context and answer that one giant question - why
do we keeping f*cking up?
Dipping into his own back pages to build a
narrative ,the author also sought out a number of football personalities with
a tale to tell, ranging from Stan Anderson to John Hall, Howard Kendall to
Alan Kennedy and Rob Lee.
Highlighting the vast collection of silverware amassed by home-grown managers
and players and examining how that talent dried up, "Up There"
transcends club rivalries and aims for the bigger picture - entries in the
index for Tony Blair and Ernest Bevin sit next to Peter Beardsley.
Having said that though, a healthy proportion of the book is devoted to
Gallowgate matters, with some particularly strong coverage of events involving
messrs Hall, Ashley, Keegan and press bans etc. that debunk a few myths. "Up There" is available from all good bookshops now and can
be ordered direct from the publishers here.
Michael will also be signing copies in Newcastle late next month (details tbc)
accompanied by former Magpie Rob Lee.
be in with a chance of winning a
copy, just email us herewith your answer to this question:
promotion in 1984, the-then Newcastle manager attempted to sign Steve Bruce,
Mark Hateley and Kevin Sheedy, but was blocked by the club's board and
resigned. Who was that manager?
The closing date is SatOct 25th
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From the NUST, Thursday:
Newcastle United Supporters Trust can confirm that its application to have St
James' Park listed as an Asset of Community Value has been successful.
The introduction of the Localism Act 2011 provided an opportunity for football
fans to protect their stadiums and have them classified as an 'asset for the
Following successful high profile applications to protect grounds such as Old
Trafford and Anfield, amongst many others, NUST, supported by national fans
organisation Supporters Direct, submitted an application to have St James'
Park listed as an ACV.
We are pleased to report the application has been approved, recognising St
James' Park and the history surrounding it, as an asset to its community.
With a Newcastle City Council spokesman saying: "We confirm that
Newcastle City Council has determined that St James' Park is an Asset of
Community Value. "
The listing is five years and also includes a right to bid should St.James'
Park be put up for sale. A right to bid can be lodged by the group concerned
within six weeks, with finance secured in a period of up to four-and-a-half
It means St.James' Park can't be sold without the local community being told
about it, and them being given the opportunity to bid for it themselves.
One of the positives we've always had as Newcastle fans is that whoever owns
the club doesn't also own the land, with the Freemen of the City retaining the
title of the land.
So making St.James' Park an 'Asset Of Community Value' is at the moment mainly
symbolic, though as football fans you never know what is around the corner and
one day the Freemen may change their position, for whatever reasons.
The Trust's highlighting of concerns over the selling of a lease on land
opposite the stadium is a case in point, in terms of looking at our club on a
In March this year it emerged that Newcastle United had placed the lease on a
1.62acre plot of land on Strawberry Place, next to St James' Park, up for
If the lease is sold the land could be developed into hotel and/or student
accommodation. This patch of land currently allows for the future possibility
of expanding St.James' Park at the Gallowgate End.
However, if the land was developed then it would remove all realistic
possibility of expanding the stadium capacity, no matter what potential
changes of circumstances in the future.
Reporting of the above has tended to focus on the NUST action being an
attempt to spike Mike Ashley's guns, but as they themselves have pointed out
it's an attempt to safeguard the future of our home - regardless of what
happens in the SJP boardroom or the Civic Centre.
To clarify though, the actual name of St.James' Park is not a tangible asset
of value and therefore any move to rename it wouldn't be covered by the
Cup negatives may be club positives
Update: Plans for the African Cup of Nations finals early next year
look to be in turmoil, with host nation Morocco threatening to withdraw amid
concerns over Ebola.
The AFCON organisers have contacted both Ghana and South Africa regarding
their availability as alternative tournament hosts, but the event is
anticipated to go ahead in the scheduled slot at this stage.
Qualifying matches for January's African Nations Cup Finals continued on
Wednesday, but both Newcastle players in action finished up on the losing
Having been held 0-0 at home in Dakar on Friday, another goalless draw for
Senegal looked on the cards in Monastir - only for Tunisia to break the
deadlock four minutes into second half added time and claim all three
Magpies striker Papiss Cisse (pictured) started and was replaced late
in the second half by SJP old boy Demba Ba.
Meanwhile, an eventful game in Abidjan saw Ivory Coast beaten 3-4 at home by
DR Congo, with United'sCheick Tiote retaining his place in the
Elephants' starting XI.
Recovering from a 1-3 deficit to draw level despite seeing a player sent
off, Ivory Coast pushed forward in search of a winner - and were caught by an 89th
minute sucker punch.
The double defeats leave both Senegal and Ivory Coast with work to do in their
final two qualifiers next month, if they are to make it to the finals in
Morocco in January.
Failure to do so could mean that one or even two pivotal players become
available for up to six Premier League games in early 2015 - a genuine good
coming Sunday sees the Magpies play the first of six Premier League
games in London this season, as they head to White Hart Lane for a 1.30pm
The game isn't live on UK TV, with the rescheduling to compensate for the home
side playing Asteras Tripolis at home in the Europa League on Thursday
Newcastle have sold their full 2,200 allocation.
Squad: Davide Santon, Siem De Jong, Rolando Aarons and Adam Campbell remain
out, while there are doubts
over the fitness of Cheick Tiote and Paul Dummett.
Having missed the home win over Leicester due to an array of injuries, Sammy
Ameobi, Mike Williamson and Emmanuel Riviere should all be available
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Taylor - first time in charge of Newcastle this season, with his only
appointment in the 2013/14 campaign the FA Cup defeat by Cardiff City.
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Other Premier League fixtures(3pm
Sat25.10.2014: West Ham v Manchester City
Liverpool v Hull City
Southampton v Stoke City
mackems v Arsenal
West Bromwich Albion v Crystal Palace
Swansea City v Leicester City (5.30pm) Sky
Sun 26.10.2014: Burnley v Everton (1.30pm) Sky
Manchester United v Chelsea (4pm) Sky
Mon 27.10.2014: QPR v Aston Villa (8pm) Sky
Magpies @ Cockerels - Premier League era:
2013/14: Won 1-0 Remy 2012/13: Lost 1-2 Gouffran 2011/12: Lost 0-5 2010/11: Lost 0-2 2008/09: Lost 0-1 2007/08: Won 4-1 Butt, Geremi, Owen, Martins 2006/07: Won 3-2 Huntington, Martins, Butt 2005/06: Lost 0-2 2004/05: Lost 0-1 2003/04: Lost 0-1 2002/03: Won 1-0 Jenas 2001/02: Won 3-1 Acuna, Shearer, Bellamy 2000/01: Lost 2-4 Solano, Dyer 1999/00: Drew 1-1 Speed (FAC) 1999/00: Lost 1-3 Solano 1998/99: Lost 0-2 1997/98: Lost 0-2 1996/97: Won 2-1 Ferdinand 2 1995/96: Drew 1-1 Ginola 1995/96: Won 2-0 Sellars, Ferdinand (FR) 1994/95: Lost 2-4 Fox 2 1993/94: Won 2-1 Beardsley 2
Two young Magpies are away on international duty this week as follows:
Paul Woolston (England U17s): Sat 25.10.2014 Cyprus (a) Paphos ECQ Mon 27.10.2014 Macedonia (n) Paphos ECQ Thu 30.10.2014 France (n) Paphos ECQ
ake one iconic aerial photo of
St. James' Park unadorned by commercial branding....and cut it up into four
pieces. That's the slightly unlikely premise of a Tyneside-based company who
have produced this stunning glass effect
acrylic wall art image of the stadium in full colour.
Each A4-sized quarter has polished edges,
doesn't require framing and is
supplied with wall mounting. In addition to
the four-piece edition pictured above, the same SJP image is also available in
a single piece A3 size edition.
These unique items will be on sale soon via
NUFC.com, but while final preparations are concluded,
we hadone of each to give away in a free-to-enter
we hadone of each to give away in a free-to-enter
asked the following question hoping for answers of The Popular Side or
something of that ilk, but a few respondents seemed to have some geographic
Known as the East Stand since opening for business back in 1973, what
was the standing terrace that previously
occupied that side of
St. James' Park usually known as?
Winners were chosen randomly as follows:
Neil Hindson, Washington (A3)
Scott and Ruth Robinson, Bristol (A4)
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.
U18s v Blackburn Rovers (a) @
Brockhall, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Sun 26.10.2014 Spurs (a) @ White Hart Lane, 1.30pm. Premier
League. SOLD OUT.
Mon 27.10.2014 U21s v Middlesbrough (a) @ Victoria Park, Hartlepool 7pm. U21
Wed 29.10.2014 Manchester City (a) @ Etihad Stadium, 7.45pm.
Capital One Cup Fourth Round. Member sale now £15 adults, £10 over 65s, 16-21s. U16s £5 upper, £1 lower. Live on Sky Sports.
U18s v Wolves (h) @ Little
Benton, 1pm. U18 Premier League.
Sat 01.11.2014 Liverpool (h) @ SJP, 12.45pm. Premier
League. Member sale now.
Live on BT Sport.
Mon 03.11.2014 U21s v Aston Villa (h)
@ SJP 7pm. U21
Sun 09.11.2014 West Bromwich Albion (a) @ The Hawthorns, 1.30pm. Premier
League. ST holder sale now, (zero points),
£15 adults, £5 over 60s, U21s, students. Live on Sky Sports.
Fri 14.11.2014 U21s v Stoke City (a)
@ Moss Rose, Macclesfield, 7pm. U21
U18s v Manchester United (h) @ Moss
Lane, Altrincham, 7pm. U18 Premier League. Sat 22.11.2014 QPR (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Premier
League. Ticket details awaited.
Cup Fourth Round:
Bournemouth v West Bromwich Albion
Fulham v Derby County
Liverpool v Swansea City
MK Dons v Sheffield United
Shrewsbury Town v Chelsea Sky
Manchester City v Newcastle Sky
Stoke City v Southampton
Spurs v Brighton and Hove Albion
Capital One Cup Round Dates:
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
Northumberland Senior Cup 1st
06.10.2014 Team North 2-1 Bedlington 07.10.2014 Alnwick 5-3 Heaton Stan 08.10.2014 Morpeth Town 2-0 N.Shields 15.10.2014 Newcastle Benfield3-1 WAC
(The four winners of those ties
then go into the Second Round draw with Ashington, Blyth Spartans, NUFC and
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home games for NUFC season ticket holders this season.
On production of their current ST card, fans pay just £10 for adult
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Tue 11.11.2014 Lincoln City (7.45pm) Sat 29.11.2014 Dover Athletic (3pm) Sat 06.12.2014 Woking (3pm)
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League Magic Weekend @ SJP:
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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
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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
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From The Telegraph's report of the home win over
"The corner has yet to be fully turned, but this was a start for a
Newcastle side who lost Papiss Cissé to a calf problem in the warm-up.
Well, he'd been found by the time we kicked off, although his team mate
Cheick Tiote was incapacitated.....
The Independent meanwhile reveal their own revolutionary new time concept
in their reporting of the same game: At three o’clock, the streets and pubs around St James’ Park were
flooded with fans. The ground, however, stood empty. The screen was eventually
fixed. The ground filled and despite everything Newcastle managed to get the
match started within 10 minutes of its scheduled kick-off.
A 3pm kickoff started at 4pm.
What's this all about then? Click here
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
On This Day in History
Born Or Died:
1895 James Clark
Inside left who began his career with
Annfield Plain and Jarrrow, debuting in a 0-0 home
draw with Chelsea in January 1923.
Never a regular starter, Jimmy joined Leeds United in
May 1924 for a fee of £300 - £50 less than the
Magpies had paid in 1921.
However he only lasted a season at Elland Road before
moving again, this time to Swindon Town.
A further transfer to Greenock Morton then followed
Clark returned to the region in 1927 with Ashington.
He later relocating to Dublin and played for
A steelworker following his retirement, James was
living in Gateshead at the time of his death in
1961 Ian Rush born, St.Asaph, Wales.
so much that can be written about one of the master
goalscorers of the modern era - unfortunately hardly any of it concerns Ian
Rush's time in a Newcastle shirt.
In a 16 year spell at Liverpool (interrupted by a year
in Italy with Juventus), the Welsh international
striker made 660 appearances and scored a stupendous
Since his appearance at SJP in an FA Cup tie for
Chester City way back in January 1980 (scoring once in
a 2-0 away win), Rush had plagued us, netting nine times against us between 1984 and
1995 for Liverpool.
By January 1997 though, he was part of a Leeds
United side walloped 3-0 on Tyneside, seemingly going
through the motions and looking old, slow and
Fast forward eight months and the 36 year old was a
Newcastle player, another one of Kenny Dalglish's
"Dads Army" free transfers, along with John
Barnes and Stuart Pearce.
With Alan Shearer injured and Les Ferdinand sold,
Rush was pressed into service for a home debut against
Aston Villa - turning out for Newcastle's reserves
just over a week later and netting twice against
Rush continued to appear for the first team to little
good effect, watching our famous 3-2 win over
Barcelona as an unused sub.
His first senior goal for the club came in a 2-0
League Cup home win over Hull City, while his
appearance from the bench in an FA Cup Third Round tie
at Everton was also worthy of note.
In what seemed almost to be a pre-destined act, the
striker who had tormented the Toffees at Goodison as a Red took just 15 minutes to force the ball over the
line for the only goal of the tie.
Just two more games followed before Rush's first team
career at United ended, with a brief loan period at
Sheffield United seeing him idle through a quartet of
Championship matches without scoring.
Joining Wrexham the following season, Rush failed to
score in 18 outings for them, later ending his playing
career with Australian side Sydney Olympic.
Rush was named Chester City manager in August 2004 but had departed by the end
of that season and failed with an application to
become the new boss of Peterborough.
An ongoing Anfield association saw Rush involved with
Liverpool both in coaching and ambassadorial roles,
while he also served as a director of
Welsh non-leaguers TNS.
Linked with the Wales
national manager vacancy following the departure of John Toshack in 2010, Ian's
former Newcastle colleague, Gary Speed was appointed.
That left Rush to continue with his career as a TV
pundit and PR man for Liverpool, with an involvement
both in their soccer schools and overseas promotional
1993 Louis Storey born,
Central half who also played
for Wallsend Boys Club as both a striker and
goalkeeper, concentrating on defence when joining the
Newcastle Academy early in 2010.
Debuting for the U18s in a 2-1 home win over Derby
County that October, a reserve bow came with as
substitute in a 1-1 draw with Bolton Wanderers in
Appearing for the reserves in a 3-3 draw against the
mackems at SJP later that season, Storey's sole second
string start then came in a 0-5 defeat by Fulham at
their Motspur Park training ground.
Despite achieving the feat of starting all 28 U18
league games that season (and four FA Youth Cup ties
all staged at Gallowgate), he was released by United
in summer 2012.
Linked with a move to Gateshead, Louis joined
Ashington, netting the winner on his Northern League
debut against Billingham Synthonia after coming off
2013 then saw Storey move on to Team Northumbria,
remaining with the Students during the 2014/15 season.
1951 Chelsea (h)
Division One Milburn 2(1pen), G.Robledo
1953 Falkirk (a)
Friendly Milburn, og
United travelled to Brockville and played a friendly
to officially christen The Bairns' new floodlights.
1956 Manchester City
Division One Fagan, Johnstone, Dyson
1962 Leeds United (a)
Division Two Johanneson
23,250 Scorer for Leeds was South-African winger Albert
- one of the first black footballers to make his mark
on the English game.
1962 Liverpool Reserves visited St. James' Park.
Tuohy and Watkin scored for United in the 2-0 victory.
1967 Glentoran (a)
A Friday night friendly at the Oval in East
Belfast on a weekend when international football
left us without a league game.
1973 Chelsea (h)
Division One Macdonald(65pen,90)
32,106 Moans-a-plenty from the visitors as Ron Harris was
penalised for hacking down Macdonald in the box.
On a wet Tyneside afternoon, Mac buried the penalty and
sealed the win late on, cementing his position as the
First Division's leading scorer.
1979 Watford (a)
Division Two Mercer, Blissett
1990 Ipswich Town (a)
Division Two Quinn(pen)
15,567 United seemed to salvaged a point with a late Benny
Kristensen effort, but after it was ruled out, he was sent off for swearing at the linesman, in
Magpies boss Jim Smith had to be forcibly restrained from
throttling the referee at the final whistle.
Manchester United (h) 5-0
Premier League Peacock(12), Ginola(30), Ferdinand(63), Shearer(75),
36,579 Amazing, Incredible. Fantastic - and immortalised in the
hastily released video, 'Howay 5-0'.
that Norwegian commentator's speech: "Alex Ferguson, Jimmy Nesbitt,
Angus Deayton, Bobby Charlton, your boys took one hell of a
2005 United issued a
statement to the effect that first team training sessions
would relocate with immediate effect from the club's Darsley Park base to the adjacent Little
Benton home of the Academy.
This followed further injury scares regarding first team players
who were using the training surfaces at Darsley Park - which would be modified before being used again.
Graeme Souness said:
"To say I am suicidal
about the current state of affairs is not far off the mark. It is very difficult
to take because it is happening all the time. There never seems
to be any let up."
2006In what were at times farcical
conditions at Little Benton, Kevin Ball's mackem U18 side recorded a deserved 2-0 Tyne-wear
derby victory to maintain their position as league leaders.
Heavy pre-match rain saw the game played on a sodden pitch, with a further downpour early in the first half making things even
more of a lottery.
Manchester City (h)
Premier League Ameobi(44), og(Dunne)(63)
45,908 United came close to a famous result in the face of
some rough justice, after once again falling victim to
bungling whistler, Rob Styles.
When the rotten ref awarded a 12th minute penalty and sent off Habib Beye it felt like our world was set to implode once
The display that followed however was gutsy and heart-warming on a cold and
wet night at SJP, with only a late leveller from future Magpie flop Stephen
Ireland seeing reality intervene.
NUFC.com match report
Scunthorpe United (a) 1-2 (0-0)
Exactly thirteen years after trouncing Manchester United 5-0 at St. James'
Park, Newcastle limped to an awful defeat in front of 9,000 in a field in
Lincolnshire with three borrowed bodies.
The final whistle at Glanford Park saw Toon fans fighting amongst themselves
as Chris Hughton's manager of the month crown well and truly fell off and our winless October streak continued.
Thankfully normal service was soon restored and with
Geremi banished never to be seen again, the team returned
to top spot the following weekend and would remain there
until the season's end.
NUFC.com match report