Hull (h) Public sale now
Palace (a) ST holder sale now (zero points)
Stoke (a) Member sale
ST holder sale now (zero points)
ST holder sale now (zero points)
art: SJP giveaway
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 made, we've got one of
each to give away in a free-to-enter competition.
be in with a chance of winning one, email
us herewith your answer to this question:
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?
date is Wed Sep 24th @ 8pm, subject is: SJP. No purchase
necessary, no age restriction and entries welcome from anywhere in the world,
although free prize delivery is restricted to UK addresses only.
Those choosing their own subject line will be disqualified (except for the
ongoing HM Forces email restriction).
Update: further details from the Gutierrez TV interview reveal that the
initial diagnosis of his testicular cancer came a scan that he underwent after
suffering an injury during the home game against Arsenal in May 2013.
After having the affected testicle removed in Argentina, during October, Jonas
returned to Newcastle and played one reserve game in December before joining
Norwich City on loan, making four appearances in as many
Five months on from the surgery, a check up revealed traces of cancer had
returned and at that point he was prescribed a course of chemotherapy, during
which he lost his trademark flowing locks.
Putting together the above into a timeline does raise a number of questions,
in particular the short interval between surgery and returning to playing,
plus what medical checks were carried out before joining Norwich.
And finally, was including Jonas in Newcastle's 25 man Premier League squad
this season a confidence booster for him or indicative of a possible playing
24 hours after the player made his announcement, NUFC released their own
Newcastle United can confirm that winger Jonas Gutierrez is continuing to
receive treatment in Argentina after being diagnosed with testicular cancer.
The Club has been aware of Jonas' condition for some time but has respected
his wish for privacy as he undergoes treatment with his friends and family
Newcastle United managing director, Lee Charnley, said: "We have and will
continue to offer Jonas our full support.
"We thank our fans for their kind messages of support for Jonas and the
thoughts and best wishes of everyone connected to Newcastle United are with
him at this time."
The club kindly requests that Jonas'
privacy is respected ahead of further enquiries.
Tuesday evening saw the publication of quotes from Jonas Gutierrez
given to a TV station in his native Argentina,
confirming why he's not featured in the Newcastle squad this season:
"When I confirmed that I had cancer I went home crying. This was the most
difficult game I had to play.
"I detected a tumour in a testicle. I
came here and I assumed the costs, despite having a contract with Newcastle.
"Money is not important. What is
important is health and I had to start chemotherapy. It was hard to find my
hair falling out. I did not want to cut it. I wanted to hold on.
"Fighting cancer makes the rest of
the problems are insignificant. I decided to tell my story because maybe is
will help people who have cancer."
"I removed the left testicle. I
returned to England and Newcastle told me to leave."
Hull to win 3-2 @ 45/1 Newcastle to score first and fail to win @
9/4 (NB: quoted odds were accurate at the time of writing, but subject to
fluctuation - click on the link above to display current live odds).
Ahead of this game, Steve Bruce's side drew 2-2 at home with West Ham on
On-loan Hatem Ben Arfa is ineligible to play against his parent club, but
there's nothing to prevent him from taking a place in the visitor's dugout....
Neil Swarbrick - sighted twice at SJP last season, for a 0-2 loss to
Manchester City in the Capital One Cup and a 0-4 league defeat by Spurs.
Metro: No scheduled service disruptions
Soccerbus: Details of the X50 Soccerbus linking the Metrocentre
Coach Park and the X40 Great Park & Ride connecting from the north
of the city are online
here UK TV: None
Overseas TV: tbc
NE Radio: Live commentary on BBC Newcastle
Overseas Radio: Live commentary on talkSPORT
Tigers in Toon - all-time record:
2013/14 lost 2-3 Remy 2 2008/09 lost 0-1 (FAC) 2008/09 lost 1-2 Xisco 1997/98 won 2-0 Rush, Hamilton (LC) 1990/91 lost 1-2 Clark 1989/90 won 2-0 McGhee 2 1935/36 won 4-1 Pearson, Connelly 2, Weaver 1934/35 won 6-2 Smith 2, Pearson 2, Gallantree, Wilson 1929/30 drew 1-1 Lang (FAC) 1912/13 won 3-0 Hibbert, Rutherford, Hudspeth (FAC) 1910/11 won 3-2 Shepherd 2, Veitch (FAC)
Latest Premier League fixtures:
Sat 20.09.2014: QPR v Stoke City (12.45pm) BT
Aston Villa v Arsenal
Burnley v mackems
Swansea City v Southampton
West Ham v Liverpool (5.30pm) Sky
Sun 21.09.2014: Leicester City v Manchester United (1.30pm) Sky
Spurs v West Bromwich Albion (1.30pm)
Everton v Crystal Palace (4pm)
Manchester City v Chelsea (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
Geordie - in the
Magpies currently on temporary assignment
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (AS Roma) The defender (pictured) made his Roma debut during a 5-1 home win over
CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
Next game: Cagliari (h) Serie A, Sunday.
Jamaal Lascelles, Karl Darlow (Nottingham Forest)
Darlow was between the posts and Lascelles on the bench for Wednesday's
eventful home meeting with Fulham in the Championship.
A see-saw game eventually went 5-3 in Forest's favour, sending them to the top
of the table. Lascelles made a late appearance in the 90th minute and managed
to be booked during the six additional minutes played.
Next game: Millwall (a) Championship, Saturday.
Sylvain Marveaux (Guingamp)
The on-loan winger played for 77 minutes of a 2-1 home victory over Bordeaux
in Ligue 1 on Sunday, claiming an assist for his side's opener.
Fiorentina (a) Europa League, Thursday.
Freddie Woodman (Hartlepool United)
The Magpies custodian watched from the bench on Tuesday evening as the
Monkey Hangers lost 1-5 at Northampton Town in League Two.
Next game: Plymouth Argyle (a) League Two, Saturday
Hatem Ben Arfa (Hull City)
A Tigers debut came from the bench in the 79th minute of Monday night's 2-2
home draw with West Ham in the Premier League.
Next game: West Bromwich Albion (a) Capital One Cup, Wednesday 24th
(ineligible to play against Newcastle).
Including yarns about Jackie Milburn, George Best and Sir Bobby Robson,
John Gibson's new book The Gibbo Files retails at £9.99 and is available from The Back Page on St. Andrews
Street, the Chronicle and local booksellers.
John will be signing copies of the book and
telling tales at a charity night to be staged at The Barking Dog,
Kings Road North in Wallsend this Friday, September 19th.
Tickets are £10 and former Magpies including Tommy Cassidy, Ron McGarry and
John McNamee will attend. Tickets are £10 from Bill Bruce on 07753 573613.
We had tickets for that do plus a signed copy of the book up for grabs and
asked which side that Newcastle were playing in Dublin the night that goalkeeper Mick Mahoney was felled by a brick during a UEFA Cup tie.
Most folks correctly recalled that it was Bohemians and half a dozen or
so of those answered confirmed that they were present on that crazy night at
Pairs of tickets to the talk-in are en route to both Steven Cumming and
Olly Scholes, while an autographed copy of the book goes to Craig
PS: If Wallsend is the wrong end of town for you, then Gibbo will be
hosting a similar event at Northern League club Dunston UTS on Thursday
Appearing with John will be Malcolm Macdonald and the event gets underway at
7pm. Tickets are £5 including a pie and pea supper, available from the
clubhouse or by calling 0191 493 2935. All proceeds go to the club.
boy: Shola spotted
While his old team were sinking without trace at Southampton, Shola Ameobi made
a competitive debut for Gaziantep in the second tier of Turkish football.
Wearing his familiar number 23 shirt, Ameobi (pictured above in the all white
strip) completed all 90 minutes of a 0-0 draw away to Kayserispor, collecting
a booking within three minutes of the opening whistle.
Shola's debut had been delayed a week due to serving a suspension following
the red card that curtailed his final appearance for Newcastle last season, at
Young Vic audition
Newcastle goalkeeper Freddie Woodman has completed a loan move to
Hartlepool United, joining the League Two club for a month.
The terms of the temporary switch to Victoria Park allow the 17 year-old
England youth international to represent the Magpies in U18 and U21 fixtures
Woodman signed his first professional contract earlier this year and becomes
the first Magpie to join Pools on loan since Ryan Donaldson back in 2011.
Marlon Harewood is the only SJP old boy currently in Colin Cooper's
With only the briefest of introductions to his team mates, Freddie was
included in the squad for Tuesday's game at Northampton Town, taking squad
number 31 and looking on from the bench as the Cobblers ran out 5-1 winners.
Following a 0-0 draw on Sunday, a 3-0 home win for Blyth Spartans over
Darlington 1883 in their FA Cup replay on Tuesday attracted 652 fans to Croft
Elsewhere, Dunston UTS posted a 2-0 win over fellow Northern League side
Markse United, but Ashington were beaten 0-1 on the road at Scarborough
Second Qualifying Round draw:
Shildon or Whitby Town v Stalybridge Celtic
Buxton v Newcastle Benfield
Skelmersdale United v Blyth Spartans Dunston UTS v Spennymoor Town
(Ties played on/around Sat 27.09.2014: £4.5K to winners)
Fabricio Coloccini will be a surprise contender to take over team
affairs at Newcastle United if Mike Ashley, the club’s owner, eventually
decides to sack Alan Pardew as manager.
Ashley has resisted calls to get rid of Pardew after Newcastle’s dismal
start to the season, which has left the club bottom of the Premier League
table and still without a victory.
More bad results, however, could force Ashley’s hand and result in his
looking for a successor to Pardew.
While Steve Bruce and David Moyes have been touted as long-term candidates,
Coloccini, the Newcastle captain, could get a chance to show his
Pardew handed overall control to his assistant John Carver when he was
serving a stadium ban last season, but Coloccini also took on a greater role
to fill the void.
Coloccini delivered half-time team talks in the absence of Pardew and has
become more involved on the training pitch between games.
/ old boys
Scotland's U16 side were in action at the Cappielow ground of Morton on
Sunday, losing 0-1 in a friendly fixture to their Dutch counterparts.
The home side included young Magpies Mackenzie Heaney and Owen
Gallacher in their starting XI, the latter the son of former United player
However it was another SJP old boy whose offspring scored the only goal of the
game, Justin Kluivert - Patrick's lad - netting the winner from close
sides met again on Tuesday at the same venue, with the Dutch prevailing 3-1.
No home comforts
Newcastle U18s 1 Bolton U18s 3
It's not just the first team that are unable to acquire the winning habit this
season, with United's U18s making a fourth unsuccessful attempt to
collect maximum points on Saturday afternoon.
Ahead through Austrian midfielder Chris Cvetko, Bolton were pegged back before
the half hour mark by Sean Longstaff. Debutant Tayshan Hayden-Smith (pictured)
began the move before Jamie Holmes centred from the left for Longstaff to net
his third goal of the season.
Bolton however won it thanks to a second half
brace from Welsh youth international forward Jamie Thomas, leaving United
hoping to kick start their season next Saturday with what would be a third successive win against Middlesbrough at
their Rockcliffe Park home.
There's still time to visit the free Toon
Times exhibition at Newcastle Discovery Museum before the doors close
finally on October 5th and tickets are now on sale for another related event
at the same event.
Saturday September 27th will see club historian Paul Joannou give an hour-long
talk on "Newcastle United Football Club and the Great War."
100 years after the outbreak of hostilities, Paul provides an overview of
how the war affected the Magpies and recounts some of the stories of those in
black and white who served King and country.
Venue is the Archives
Education Room at the Discovery Museum and start time is 11.30am. Tickets cost
(The accompanying photo is of the inscription carried on the rear of the
Military Medal, first awarded in WW1).
Winning start at Stan
the reins on a temporary basis following the departure of manager James
Beattie, former Newcastle midfielder Paul Stephenson made a winning
start in charge of Accrington Stanley on Saturday, as his side recorded a 1-0
home win over AFC Wimbledon.
46 year-old Stephenson has been on the League Two club's staff since 2012,
spending the last year working as Beattie's assistant. That followed
previous coaching roles at Hartlepool, Norwich City and Huddersfield
Not for sale!
In response to an article by The Daily Telegraph which claimed Mike
Ashley was putting the club up for sale, Newcastle have released the following
"Newcastle United has today banned the Daily Telegraph with immediate
effect following a report published in its paper yesterday (Thursday, 11th
September), headlined 'Newcastle United For Sale As Ashley Eyes Rangers', as
well as a follow-up article from the same reporter which appears in the Daily
Telegraph today (Friday, 12th September).
"The reports by Luke Edwards on 11th September, and again today (12th
September), are wholly inaccurate and written with the intention of unsettling
the Club, players and its supporters.
"This is disgraceful journalism for which the Club and its supporters should
receive a full and unreserved apology from those concerned.
"The truth is Mike Ashley remains committed to Newcastle United.
"For the avoidance of doubt, this means that for the remainder of this
season and AT LEAST until the end of next season, Mike Ashley will not, under
any circumstances, sell Newcastle United at any price.
The Club cannot be stronger in stating its position on this matter.
"It is not acceptable for newspapers to print factually inaccurate reports
that are damaging to the Club and to fail to check facts with Newcastle United
ahead of publication and then expect to receive access to the Club.
"Newcastle United will not tolerate this and will take such action as it deems
"The ban extends to all reporters working for, or freelancing on behalf of,
the Daily Telegraph, as well as Luke Edwards in any capacity he may have
working for the paper's sister title or on a freelance basis."
PS: linked to the sale story were claims that Ashley was preparing a
takeover of Rangers, but that was at last partially quashed by a statement to
the London Stock Exchange on Friday confirming that he would not be
participating in the Ibrox club's current share issue.
Fanzine: Tablets of Toon
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Wednesday saw United confirm further reciprocal pricing deals with two Premier
League sides - and announce a discount on ticket prices for a third away day.
Following on from agreements reached with Southampton and Stoke City,
travelling fans will now pay less for the games with Swansea City and Everton,
while the visit to Spurs will also be subject to a price restriction.
Less positively, we understand that last season's reciprocal agreement with
West Bromwich Albion is unlikely to be repeated.
Swansea City: £25 adults, £12.50 concessions
(this still represents a price increase on 2013/14 when adults were charged
£20, but better than the £35 that Toon fans had to fork out in the two
Everton: £20 adults, £10 concessions
(that's a rather more real world price to occupy a 19th century hovel with
awful sightlines than the £33 last season and the £39 in 2012/13)
Spurs away: NUFC will subsidise their support for the visit to White
Hart Lane from the away fans fund:
(for clarity, the reciprocal rates apply to away fans attending each game
against that side and reaching an agreement of this type allows the home club
to offer discounted tickets to home fans without any fear of sanction for
flouting parallel pricing guidelines).
2014/15: Rhinos, Dragons etc.
Confirmation that St. James' Park will host
the rugby league "Magic Weekend" on Saturday May 30th and Sunday May
31st 2015, a week after United's Premier League season ends at home to West
The event sees three full-length games played each day, meaning that all 12
Super League clubs will take to the field: Catalans Dragons, Castleford
Tigers, Hull, Hull KR, Huddersfield Giants, Leeds Rhinos, St Helens, Salford
Red Devils, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Warrington Wolves, Widnes Vikings and
First played in 2007, previous stagings were at Cardiff's
Millennium Stadium, Edinburgh's Murrayfield and since 2012, at Manchester
City's Etihad Stadium. Daily attendances have varied between 25K and 36K.
Plans to host a fourth successive event at the Etihad in 2015 were reportedly
abandoned due to reconstruction work at the stadium to increase the capacity,
meaning that an alternative venue was required.
Rugby League matches have previously been hosted at SJP, with Great
Britain beating Australia 15-5 in a Test Match back in 1909. 22,000 spectators
Update: signed KK boot/photo montage now also on sale.
Howay the LEDs
Club press release, Monday:
Newcastle United are to install a giant screen at St. James' Park.
The 60-metre square LED screen, manufactured by sports technology specialists
will be situated on the glass panelling in the North-East corner of the
stadium in the Leazes End (pictured above), and will be visible to more
than 40,000 spectators on matchdays.
At 60 metres squared, it will be the joint-biggest screen in the Barclays Premier
League and will be up and running for United's home fixture with Leicester
City on Saturday, 18th October.
Photos of the installation also show an additional new Sports Direct logo
being added to the wall beneath the glass panelling, in line with the East
PS: presumably the erection of either a permanent or temporary screen
was a requirement for the bidding process SJP successfully went through to secure rugby
union and rugby league events next year.
2014/15: Crystal Palace (a)
Newcastle visit Selhurst Park for a Capital
One Third Round tie against Crystal Palace on Wednesday September 24th with
an 8pm kick-off.
As usual in this competition, a result must be achieved on the night - via
extra time and penalties if required.
Tickets remain on sale to NUFC ST holders and members, with Newcastle fans in
blocks R, S and T of the Arthur Wait Stand. Due to lack of demand, Palace
haven't yet sold any seats to home fans in the rest of that stand.
Squad: Davide Santon, Siem De Jong and Rolando Aarons are all missing
through injury, while Papiss Cisse and Ryan Taylor are back in training but
Paddy Power match betting will appear online here
Eagles must play a trio of matches in just seven days, travelling to Everton
on Sunday before entertaining Leicester City on Saturday week.
By contrast, United will face a manageable three games in a ten day period,
facing Hull City at home on Saturday and Stoke City away on Monday week. Referee:
UK TV: None
Overseas TV: tbc
NE Radio: Live commentary on BBC Newcastle
After a 610 mile round trip to Gillingham in the last round, this 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.
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).
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-ever League
However, Selhurst Park itself has hosted a tie in this competition involving
United, when temporary tenants Wimbledon defeated us 1-2 in a Third Round in
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
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)
U18s v Boro (a) @ Rockcliffe Park, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 20.09.2014 Hull City (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier
League. Public sale now.
Mon 22.09.2014 U21s v Arsenal (a) @ Meadow Park, Boreham Wood, 7pm. U21
Note new date.
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.
U18s v Liverpool (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League. Mon 29.09.2014 Stoke City (a) @ Britannia Stadium, 8pm. Premier
League. Member sale now. £20 adults,
£5 OAPs, U17s. Live on Sky Sports.
Wed 01.10.2014 U21s v Heaton Stannington (a)
@ Grounsell Park, 7pm Friendly.
U18s v Derby County (h) @ Little Benton,
1pm. U18 Premier League. Sat 04.10.2014 Swansea City (a) @ Liberty Stadium, 3pm. Premier
League. ST holder sale now (zero points), member
sale from Mon 22.09.2014 (if any). £25 adults, £12.50 Over 60s, U16s, NUS.
U18s v Manchester City (a) @ Platt
Lane, 1pm. U18 Premier League.
U18s v Everton (h) @ Little
Benton, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Sat 18.10.2014 Leicester City (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier
League. Ticket details awaited.
Mon 20.10.2014 U21s v Brighton (h) @ Whitley Park,
U18s v Blackburn Rovers (a) @
Brockhall, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.
Sun 26.10.2014 Spurs (a) @ White Hart Lane, 1.30pm. Premier
League. ST holder sale now (zero points), members sale
from Tue 23.09.2014 (if any). Upper tier: £31, £14 over 65s, £12 U16s. Lower
tier: £27, £11 over 65s, £9 U16s.
Cup 3rd Round:
Tue 23.09.2014: Arsenal
Cardiff City v Bournemouth
Derby County v Reading
Fulham v Doncaster Rovers
Leyton Orient v Sheffield United
Liverpool v Middlesbrough
MK Dons v Bradford City
Shrewsbury Town v Norwich City
mackems v Stoke City
Swansea City v Everton
Wed 24.09.2014: Burton Albion v Brighton & Hove Albion
Chelsea v Bolton Wanderers
Crystal Palace v Newcastle United
Manchester City v Sheffield Wednesday
Spurs v Nottingham Forest
West Bromwich Albion v Hull City
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
Northumberland Senior Cup 1st
06.10.2014 Team Northumbria
v Bedlington 07.10.2014 Alnwick Town v Heaton Stan 08.10.2014 Morpeth Town v North Shields 08.10.2014 Newcastle Benfield v WA Celtic
(The four winners of those ties
then go into the Second Round draw with Ashington, Blyth Spartans, NUFC and
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):
Sat 27.09.2014 Aldershot Town Sat 04.10.2014 Braintree Town Sat 18.10.2014 Barnet
A similar scheme is also in operation at Northern Premier League side Darlington
1883, where NUFC season ticket holders can gain entry to league games for £6.
(all 3pm KOunless specified):
Sat 20.09.2014 Salford City
Wed 01.10 2014 Harrogate RA (7.45pm) Sat 04.10.2014 Padiham
(NB: home games are staged at Bishop Auckland FC's Heritage Park home)
League Magic Weekend @ SJP:
The 12 team event takes place on 30.05.2015 and 31.05.2015, with three games at
SJP each day.
Ticket details tbc.
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
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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.
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
On This Day in History
Born Or Died:
Jack Little born, Dunston.
Full back who joined United from Crook Town in January 1927 and
made his debut in a 1-3 away defeat to Cardiff City -finishing on the losing
side in the other two first team games he played that same season.
Released in May 1928, Jack joined Southport and was in the side that faced his
former club in the Fourth Round of the 1931/32 FA Cup, when the Magpies took
three games to dispose of the Sandgrounders.
After a spell with Chester City and a brief stint as player/trainer of French
side Le Havre, Little returned to England and appeared for both Northampton
Town and Exeter City.
Appearing for Southport once again in wartime football, Jack also played for
local sides Fleetwood Hesketh and High Park.
Settling in Southport and working at the town's gas works his death was
reported in the Lancashire town in July 1988.
Ken Hale born, Blyth.
Inside forward who was briefly on Everton's
books before joining Newcastle, where
he understudied Ivor Allchurch and George Eastham
for much of his time at SJP.
Debuting during a 3-3 draw at Spurs in December 1957, Hale's first senior goals
for United also came in London - during a 3-4 loss at Fulham in October 1957.
However Ken failed to stake a regular place in the side and moved to Coventry
City in 1962, where he would gain a Division Three championship medal.
A successful footballer for the Army XI, Ken later played for Oxford United -
winning another Division Three gong - before returning to the North East
He subsequently served as caretaker boss for the
Quakers before joining Halifax Town in 1972 as
Retiring in order to concentrate on coaching
at the Shay, Ken then managed Hartlepool United between 1974
and 1976 - once completing a 40 mile sponsored
walk to try and raise funds for cash-strapped 'Pools.
He later ran a newsagents on wearside and settled
Capped 73 times for England, Sol enjoyed success during a playing career at
Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur & Portsmouth, winning two Premier League
Championships, four FA Cup Finals and a League Cup Final.
Exiting from Fratton Park in May 2009, he unexpectedly signed for League Two
club Notts County, but played only one game for those Magpies before moving on
as a result of the fragile finances at Meadow Lane.
Training with former club Arsenal, Campbell rejoined the Gunners on a
short-term deal in early 2010 and played 14 times, netting in a Champions
League tie against FC Porto.
a year after a deal was first mooted, United signed the free agent in August
2010, who by then was resident in Northumberland, married to a local lassie.
Agreeing the move despite interest from numerous clubs, Campbell was
reunited at SJP with former White Hart Lane colleagues Chris Hughton and Colin
However, his fitness was always under question and after a reasonable start
some poor displays at West Brom and Stoke, in particular, saw him drift out of
And with Hughton and Calderwood having left, his own departure at the
end of the season was inevitable.
Despite not having kicked a ball in almost a year, Campbell announced his
retirement in May 2012 which seemed to be a case of stating the bleedin'
1975 Richard Appleby born,
The younger of the two Appleby brothers to have
played for United, Richie's first team
involvement at SJP was restricted to Anglo Italian
Cup games against Cesena and Bari in late 1992
(along with brother Matty).
A loan spell with Darlington followed, before his
official release from Newcastle saw the midfielder
sign for Ipswich - making his league debut for
them in January 1996.
However no long-term deal was agreed and free
agent Richie on moved to Swansea City, where he
was a popular figure with the fans at the Vetch
2001 saw him follow ex-Swans boss Jan Molby to
Kidderminster Harriers and then on to Hull with
the Dane the following year.
A brief return to Kiddy came in 2004, before the
one-time England youth international moved into
non-league circles with Forest Green Rovers.
Appleby then linked up with Welsh Premier League
side Llanelli in 2006 but failed to establish
himself in the side, departing from Stebonheath
Park the following year.
Like his brother Matty, Richie now works as a
commercial deep sea diver.
1977 Paul Arnison born, Hartlepool. (1994-2000)
Having appeared at junior and reserve level, full
back Arnie was declared surplus to requirements
without playing a senior game by
Bobby Robson in January 2000.
He joined his hometown
club on trial after a brief stint at
York City and quickly moved on a free
transfer, remaining at Victoria Park
for the duration of his 3 year deal.
Joining Carlisle (initially on loan again), he won
a deal but was unable to prevent the Cumbrians
losing their league status.
A return to the Football League came at the first
attempt and the following season Arnie was part of
the side that won the League Two championship,
also becoming captain.
Released following their League One playoff
semi-final defeat, it was rumoured that Arnison
was set for a return to Hartlepool or a reunion
with ex-Carlisle boss Paul Simpson at Shrewsbury.
In the event though he joined Bradford City,
signing a two year deal with the Bantams.
2009 saw Arnie a free agent again, playing in a pre-season friendly against
the Magpies for Darlington,
subsequently joining them on a permanent transfer.
The highlight of his time at the Quakers was
playing at Wembley Stadium in their 2011 FA Trophy
Final win over Mansfield, but along with the rest
of his team mates, Arnie had his contract
terminated in January 2012 by the club's
Playing on in an unsuccessful attempt to avoid
relegation from the Conference, Paul featured in
Darlo's final game against Kettering Town the
following April before leaving as the club was
Arnie's next port of call was Carlisle-based
non-leaguers Celtic Nation, who renamed themselves
from Gillford Park as they took their place in the
Northern League First Division for the 2012/13
By January 2013 though, Paul had been persuaded to
continue his playing career in Australia, joining
the Queensland-based Sunshine Coast club.
1990 Scott Pocklington born, Newton
Goalkeeper who joined Darlington in 2006 and
was named as a substitute without ever making a
first team appearance.
Loaned out to Northern League side Seaham Red Star
for part of the 2008/09 season,
financial meltdown at the Quakers saw Scott part of a
mass exodus in May 2009.
Appearing in pre-season games for United's U18
side, Pocklington made his competitive debut in a
1-2 home defeat to Aston Villa but wasn't called
Scott subsequently appeared for Northern League
sides Newcastle Benfield, Newton Aycliffe and
1909 Sunderland (a)
Division One Stewart(14), Shepherd(88)
40,000 The actual crowd was far in excess of the 40,000 who
paid, and such was the crush that the players couldn't
reach the dressing rooms at half time and had to remain on
Police horses were brought in to clear the
playing surface while the match was in progress and one
stampeded when hit by the ball, while another was
supposedly stabbed by a spectator.
1911 Northampton Town
Friendly Kelly, Stewart
10,000 Hospital Cup
1920 Preston North End
Division One King, Harris
Roberts, Woodhouse 2
1926 Derby County (a)
Division One og
1943 Bradford Park Avenue (h)
Wartime Stubbins, Dixon
9,896 Future Magpie Len Shackleton was on target for
Bradford PA at Gallowgate.
Charlton Athletic (a)
Division One 56,711 United failed to score for the first time since
returning to the top flight, but a clean sheet at the
Valley meant that they'd lost just one of their opening
1954 Leicester City
Division One Mitchell (pen), White
Morris, Froggatt, Griffiths
38,038 Defeat at Filbert Street came despite Len White
finding the net for the eighth time in seven outings.
1957 Portsmouth (a)
Division One Curry, Hill
32,093 The second of Jimmy Hill's two senior Magpie goals
earned his side a point at Fratton Park.
1963 Southampton (a)
Division Two Kirby(16), O'Brien(19)
18,540 Debut for inside left Alan Kirkman, signed from Rotherham but
who lasted just four months at SJP before joining Scunthorpe United.
He managed just five appearances for the Magpies, scoring
once but finishing on the losing side four times.
Saints scorer George O'Brien had bagged two goals a week earlier at
SJP in a 2-2 draw.
Meanwhile in the Central League, those fans who hadn't
made it down to the midweek game at The Dell saw Uniteds
Reserve side beat their Huddersfield Town counterparts 1-0.
The only goal of the game came from Les O'Neill.
Division One Hilley, Bennett, Anderson
Division One Hibbitt, Tudor
29,347 Debut for Pat Howard.
1974 Aberdeen (a)
Texaco Cup Macdonald
1976 Leeds United (a)
Division One Cannell, Cassidy
Shrewsbury Town (a)
Division Two Varadi(30)
7,907 Ex- Magpies loan striker Alan Brown again found the
target in this Gay Meadow loss.
Wednesday (a) 2-2
Division Two McGhee 2
30,628 A tremendous game featuring two great
goals from McGhee and the best club displays that Darren Bradshaw
and Neil Simpson managed - even Wayne Fereday was tolerable, setting
up one goal.
David Hirst and a late Steve McCall equaliser earned the Owls a point after
veteran Trevor Francis had appeared as a substitute. Youtube
footage is online here
Swindon Town (a)
Premier League Clark(37), Allen(45pen)
15,393 United welcomed back Peter Beardsley after his
pre-season cheekbone injury, as a two goal lead
and a saved penalty (Tommy Wright from ex-Mag Paul Bodin)
just weren't enough to gain the win.
goal celebration from Town's Andy Mutch featured on the opening
titles of Grandstand for some months afterwards. Youtube
footage is online here
Premier League og(Keown)(7), Beardsley(45pen), Fox(74)
36,819 A sixth consecutive Premier League success from a
rampant United, fresh from their midweek return to the
European stage - where they'd beaten Antwerp 5-0 in
2002 Dynamo Kiev (Ukraine)(a)
Group E Match 1 Shatskikh(16), Khatskevitch(62)
42,500 Not a great start to the Champs League campaign, as we made our second
trip to the Ukraine in five years, but faltered in front of less than half
the number present in 1997.
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A variety of official & unofficial programmes/ team sheets were sold. Here's a selection:
Blackburn Rovers (a) 3-0 (0-0)
Premiership Shearer(62), Owen(66),
20,725 Potential banana skin was written all over this
fixture for Souness and his Magpies as he made a
first return to his former Ewood Park home.
Waiting for him were the Rovers fans who had turned on him
and a Craig Bellamy, now a Rover after clashing with
Souness the previous season and being exiled to
end, it was a dejected Bellamy who left the field after a
nightmare home debut - after Alan
Shearer ended his Premiership goal
drought and Michael Owen got his first in a black
& white shirt.
Steven Taylor's second yellow card for the slightest tug on
Bellamy made it a nervy last 18 minutes until Charles
N'Zogbia's expert finish late on sealed the victory. NUFC.com match
2006 An amazing
night for the Reserves, who preserved their 16-month unbeaten home
record - despite giving opponents Manchester City a three goal start.
Within 26 minutes fortress Kingston Park had
been well and truly breached, as City raced into a 3-0 lead.
Finnigan got one back before the break, but 83 minutes had
gone before the same player pulled the score back to 2-3.
Paul Huntington then stole in to hit a first
time shot that ended up in the goal via visiting 'keeper Hart, before
Edgar swept home a late winner. NUFC.com
Having seen his senior side lose their
unbeaten record the previous evening, Sam Allardyce was at SJP to see his second string similarly beaten.
A more experienced Boro side scored a goal in the closing stages of both
halves to maintain their own good start to the season. NUFC.com
match report 2010
Premier League Ben Arfa(45)
After the desperately disappointing home loss to Blackpool, Newcastle
bounced back in style to earn their second league win of the season, thanks to
a fine team display and a wonderful goal from Hatem Ben Arfa.
The on-loan Frenchman hit a stunning left-footed shot near the end of the
first half to give United a first victory in eight games at Goodison Park and
extend a winless start to the season for the Toffees. NUFC.com
For the second successive season the points were shared at SJP in the reserve derby, as Magpies duo Brad Inman and
Adam Campbell continued their own scoring contest, both netting
in the 2-2 draw. NUFC.com