Cardiff (h) Public
Newcastle Res 4 Blyth Spartans 0
the goals online here courtesy of BSAFC TV
Peter Beardsley's U21 side regained the
Northumberland Senior Cup at a misty St.James' Park on Tuesday night - and
extended Blyth's miserable run in the competition.
It's now 20 years since Spartans last held the trophy and this latest defeat
was the tenth occasion since that 1994 success that they've ended up as the
The Northern Premier League side held the hosts at bay in the opening half
hour thanks to a string of noteworthy stops by visiting goalkeeper Conor
Conceding a corner when blocking Gael Bigirimana's shot, Grant parried another
effort from the same player after that flag kick, but was helpless to prevent Lubo
Satka netting the rebound from close range on 36 minutes.
Grant was soon back in action when denying Greg Olley with a header, ensuring
that the non-league outfit went in for their half time cuppa only one goal
The second period was soon disrupted after an innocuous -looking tackle
involving Jamie Sterry, who stayed down in obvious distress. The young Magpie
received treatment before departing on a stretcher with a leg
United extended their lead in the 54th minute when Greg Olley pushed through
centre midfield before playing the ball out to full back Callum Williams, by
now operating on the right following the enforced departure of Sterry.
With time to play a low centre
across the box, Williams picked out Michael Richardson, who stroked the
ball in at the Gallowgate End. And when
Jonathyn Quinn beat the offside trap to made it 3-0 in the 70th minute,
the yellow-clad visitors were faced with an uphill task.
Richardson soon had the ball in the Blyth net again only to be ruled offside
as United's superior fitness began to tell and the control and trickery of
substitute Rolando Aarons caused Tom Wade's side additional
The young winger made and missed one chance of his own - crucially losing
possession when bearing down on goal - but spearheaded the rapid
counter-attack that ended in Gael Bigirimana netting after 80
Blyth continued to press in search of the goal that their travelling support
urged, but the nearest they came to denying home 'keeper Jonathan Mitchell a
clean sheet was when ex-Boro junior Arran Wearmouth rattled the Leazes End
crossbar from distance.
With the rain beginning to fall, competition sponsor Kenny Beattie presented
captain Michael Richardson with the trophy; the fourteenth title Newcastle
have won since their return to the competition in the 1980s - and the seventh
time that they've beaten Blyth to do so.
Sadly the result tonight was made even more predictable by Blyth's league
commitments: while United had eight days to prepare for this fixture, the
Spartan part-timers were tasked with playing three times in just six days.
A 1-5 loss at Flyde on Wednesday was followed by a hard-fought 2-3 defeat at
Worksop on Saturday, before Whitby scored seven goals without reply against a
much-changed Blyth XI at Croft Park on Easter Monday.
Unsuccessful attempts were made to alter both league and Senior Cup by Blyth,
with fan anger focused on the Northumberland FA for failing to find a new date
for the Gallowgate showpiece, despite United's first team not playing there
until Saturday week.
United's second string now complete their league season behind closed doors on
Friday at the training ground, when Arsenal provide the opposition.
Team: Mitchell, Sterry (Gibson 51), Williams, Kemen, Satka, Mbabu,
Olley, Bigirimana, Quinn (Gilliead 71), Richardson, Barlaser (Aarons 58).
Subs n/u: Woodman, Gillesphey.
Blyth: Grant, Purewal, Watson, Buddle, Parker, Wade (Cummings 56), Hooks
Robinson, Horner, Maguire (Kendrick 81), Dale. Subs n/u: Mullen, Davis.
Crowd: 1,234 including Alan Pardew, Adam Armstrong and Paul Dummett.
That compares favourably to the 739 who attended NUFC v Team Northumbria here
in 2012 and reinforces the good support that the Spartans retain.
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Update: As of 2pm on Wednesday, the
NUFC ticket website was showing Arsenal tickets available again.in December 1986 and January 1987.
Assuming he's not been kidnapped or deported
before then, Alan Pardew returns to the Newcastle dugout after his
ban when United side visit the Emirates on Monday.
Kickoff in this Sky Sports-televised game is at 8pm and all 1,800 away tickets
United subsidising the cost by £10 per adult ticket from their away fan fund.
The Magpies go to a ground where they conceded seven goals last season looking
to end a run of five successive Premier League defeats - the club's worst run
since a six game losing streak
Squad: Moussa Sissoko may return after injury, but Davide Santon and Papiss
Cisse won't play again this season.
The current whereabouts, mood and
fitness of Hatem Ben Arfa remain undisclosed.
Power match betting is online here
Newcastle to win @ 15/2
Newcastle to win to nil @ 19/1
No Newcastle goalscorer @ 10/11
(NB: quoted odds were accurate at the time of writing, but subject to
fluctuation - click on the link above to display current live odds).
Kieran Gibbs, Serge Gnabry, Jack Wilshere and Theo
Walcott remain on the sick list. Abou Diaby made a 45 minute comeback in a
reserve game on Tuesday after over a year on the sidelines.
The Gunners have been beaten just once on home soil this season, losing 1-3 to
Aston Villa on the opening weekend of the season back in August.
Since then they've drawn five and won 11 at the Emirates, conceding just eleven
goals in the process - sharing that lowest total in the division with Chelsea.
Referee: Neil Swabrick - fourth
appointment of the season involving United, following the 0-2 home loss to
Manchester City in the Capital One Cup, 3-0 victory at Crystal Palace and 0-4
defeat by Spurs at SJP.
The RMT trade union have
announced a two day strike
by London Underground staff, beginning on Monday at 9pm -
midway through our visit to the Emirates Stadium.
A recent strike call was ultimately called off, while a reduced service
continued on some lines during previous industrial action. If this strike does
go ahead however, beware that parts of the network usually begin to close down
ahead of the actual declared start time - meaning that journeys to the stadium
may well be affected.
TV: Live on Sky Sports 1.
Overseas TV: to follow
NE Radio: Live commentary on BBC Newcastle
Radio: Live commentary on talkSPORT
Magpies @ Gunners - Premier
2012/13: Lost 3-7 Ba 2, Marveaux
2011/12: Lost 1-2 Ben Arfa
2010/11: Won 1-0 Carroll
2008/09: Lost 0-3
2007/08: Lost 0-3
2007/08: Lost 0-3 (FAC)
2007/08: Lost 0-2 (LC)
2006/07: Drew 1-1 Dyer
2005/06: Lost 0-2
2004/05: Lost 0-1
2003/04: Lost 2-3 Robert, Bernard
2002/03: Lost 0-1
2001/02: Lost 0-3 (FAC)
2001/02: Won 3-1 O'Brien, Shearer, Robert
2000/01: Lost 0-5
1999/00: Drew 0-0
1998/99: Lost 0-3
1997/98: Lost 1-3 Barton
1996/97: Won 1-0 Elliott
1995/96: Lost 0-2 (LC)
1995/96: Lost 0-2
1994/95: Won 3-2 Keown og, Beardsley, Fox
1993/94: Lost 1-2 Beardsley
(@ Highbury until 2005-06 season, Emirates thereafter)
All time record v Arsenal:
Remaining Premier League fixtures:
Southampton v Everton (12.45pm) BT
Fulham v Hull City
Stoke City v Spurs
Swansea City v Aston Villa
West Bromwich Albion v West Ham
Manchester United v Norwich City (5.30pm) Sky
mackems v Cardiff (Noon) Sky
Liverpool v Chelsea (2.05pm) Sky
Crystal Palace v Man City (4.10pm) Sky
West Ham v Spurs (12.45pm) BT
Aston Villa v Hull City
Manchester United v mackems
Stoke City v Fulham
Swansea City v Southampton
Everton v Manchester City (5.30pm) Sky
Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion (1.30pm) Sky
Chelsea v Norwich City (4pm) Sky
Crystal Palace v Liverpool (8pm) Sky
Manchester United v Hull City (7.45pm)
Manchester City v Aston Villa (7.45pm) Sky
mackems v West Bromwich Albion (7.45pm)
Sun 11.05.2014 (TV picks yet tbc):
Cardiff City v Chelsea
Fulham v Crystal Palace
Hull City v Everton
Manchester City v West Ham
Norwich City v Arsenal
Southampton v Manchester United
mackems v Swansea City
Spurs v Aston Villa
West Bromwich Albion v Stoke City
Rounding off the 125th anniversary celebrations
of the Northern League, St.James' Park will host the League Cup Final between
Whitley Bay and Marske United.
The Northern League First Division duo secured their places in the semi-final
ties played on Easter Monday, Whitley winning 3-2 away at Whitehaven and
Marske recording a 4-1 success at Ashington.
Those two sides now meet at Gallowgate on Tuesday May 6th with a 7.30pm
Newcastle United Supporters' Trust press release:
NUST is holding a public meeting to discuss Mike Ashley's planned sale of
the lease on land adjacent to the Gallowgate End at St James' Park.
This will take place on Thursday 1st May in The Lecture Room of the
Mining Institute, Neville Hall, Westgate Road, Newcastle , NE1 1SE (near the
Central Station) and will commence at 7.30pm and finish no later than 9.00pm.
We are concerned that future development
of this land, potentially unsympathetic to the future expansion of St James'
Park may act to inhibit the future growth under future ownership
The Trust board has been pursuing a number of courses of action and would
welcome the opportunity to share this information and take questions regarding
the sale of the lease of the land from Trust members and other supporters who
may wish to attend.
So far the Trust has made a Freedom of
Information Act application to discover the identity of potential developers
in order to open dialogue and explain our position.
Unfortunately, Mike Ashley's employees at
Newcastle United have so far declined to answer any of the media's questions
on the subject so we are unable to outline any safe-guards the club has put in
place to safe-guard the club's future growth potential and indeed the
destination and use of any monies raised from the sale of a club asset.
As an associated matter, the Trust is in the process of applying to have St
James' Park registered as an Asset of Community Value and Kevin Rye of
Supporters Direct will attend as a guest speaker.
The Trust also makes an invitation to
those supporters with expertise in Planning to join a working group to support
the Trust to develop its position regarding future development.
PS: NUST are organising a comedy night at the Stand club on High
Bridge with proceeds going to fund free football coaching courses for local
Gavin Webster, John Scott, Lee Kyle and
Seymour Mace will provide the gags on Monday 19th May from 8.30pm and tickets
cost just £10 online
Magpie Alan Shearer is the special guest at a talk-in event in South
Shields next month - and we have a pair of tickets up for grabs in a
The club's record goalscorer appears at Hedworth Hall on Thursday May 8th from
7pm and tickets are on sale now.
These are priced at £30 entry only, £50 standard and £100 VIP (£70 VIP
tickets are sold out).
Bookings can be made online
here or direct from the venue
(which avoids the online booking fee).
To be in with a chance of winning two standard tickets, simply
to say where
the above photo of Al and his fellow BBC pundit Robbie Savage was taken.
The closing date is Fri April
24th @ 5pm and the subject is: Al. Those who choose their own
subject line will be disqualified (except for the HM Forces email restriction
that we're aware of).
There's no age restriction and readers are free to enter regardless of where
they are on the planet. One entry per person please, no purchase necessary.
Prize consists of two admission tickets to the event including food - any
other costs (drinks, travel etc.) are excluded.
PS: tickets are also on sale now for this year's Black & White
Reunion event, at Dunston's Lancastrian Suite.
Defenders are on the menu this time round and appearing will be: John
Anderson, Olivier Bernard, John Beresford, John Carver, Frank Clark, David
Craig, Pat Howard, Steve Howey, Peter Jackson, Irving Nattrass & Darren
John Gibson will be hosting the event and local comic Gavin Webster will also
appear. Telling jokes, obviously.
Following the success of the 2013 reunion, this year's event will be staged on
a Sunday lunchtime once again, kicking off at Noon on Sunday 18th May.
Tickets are £20 for entry only and £35 for
VIP places - the latter including lunch - and The Stroke Association stand to
benefit from funds raised.
can be made online
here or via Premier Sports on
0191 280 5603.
Newcastle 1 Swansea
"Of course I haven't lost the
- it's down there, first on the right...."
report is online here
Premier League results:
Spurs 3-1 Fulham
Aston Villa 0-0 Southampton
Cardiff City 1-1 Stoke City
West Ham 0-1 Crystal Palace
Chelsea 1-2 mackems
Norwich City 2-3 Liverpool
Hull City 0-3 Arsenal
Everton 2-0 Manchester United
Manchester City 3-1 West Bromwich Albion
A 16 minute appearance from the bench was enough to earn former Magpie Yohan
Cabaye the first silverware of his Paris Saint Germain career on
The French international midfielder was introduced during the second half of
the League Cup Final between PSG and Lyon, with his side 2-1 ahead in the
Stade de France.
And that's how it stayed, meaning that Cabaye completes a clean sweep of
domestic honours, having appeared for Lille in their 2011 French Cup Final
success and also helped his side win Ligue 1 that same season.
Saturday was the 17th game he's played for PSG.
who's who: deadline approaching
Of a similar size and weight to
United: The Ultimate Who's Who" is a completely separate, newly
-compiled book from club historian Paul Joannou to be published in November.
Boasting over 1,800 profiles and photos of Toon players and officials, the
last date for subscriber copies to be ordered is now only weeks away - place
your order online
Subscriber copies are individually numbered, feature a personalised
certificate mounted within the book, and allow the name of the purchaser to
appear on a roll of
honour that is reproduced in every copy of the book.
Advance purchase price of £30 is the same as the cover price but subscribers
get their copy hand-delivered or posted to
them at any address in the UK for no extra charge (overseas orders welcome, shipping
Monday saw the second side to attain promotion from the Championship
confirmed, with Burnley joining Leicester City in next season's
The Clarets have only played in the Premier League once before - going the
opposite way to Newcastle in 2009 - and secured their place thanks to a 2-0
victory over Watford at Turf Moor.
Joining the celebrations was Burnley's ex-Magpie David Edgar, who has featured
in the side recently, but spent Monday on the substitute's bench.
in the frame
victory at Macclesfield Town on Easter Monday leaves Conference side Gateshead
within touching distance of a place in the promotion play-offs
The Tynesiders are fifth and in the final playoff position ahead of their
final game of the season, when Cambridge
United visit the International Stadium on Saturday.
Avoiding defeat then against the U's will ensure that Gateshead will compete
in the playoffs, even if their nearest challengers Braintree Town beat Grimsby
In common with all other
Conference games that day, kickoff is set for 5.30pm and another
good crowd is expected. SJP season ticket holders can again take advantage of a £5 saving on the £14 adult
On production of their NUFC ST card, fans pay just £9 for adult
entry, while the deal offering all accompanied U16s entry (not just
ST holders) for £2 remains in force.
Over 60s are admitted for £9, while 16/17 year olds and Students can gain
entry for £7.
The sides finishing second to fifth meet in two-legged semi-finals staged on
Wed 30.04.2014 /Thu 01.05.2014 and Sun 04.05.2014. That will then
determine which two sides meet at Wembley on Sunday May 18th to decide who joins champions Luton Town in
after the first leg in Crete, a 3-0 home win by Panathinaikos on Wednesday was
enough to see off OFI and ensure a place in this season's Greek Cup Final.
The Athens side took just 20 minutes of the second leg to cancel out OFI's
lead, with on-loan Magpie Mehdi Abeid bagging his eight goal in all
competitions for the Greens.
Mehdi's goal online here
Mehdi and his current team mates face PAOK in the final at the
Olympic Stadium in Athens this coming Saturday.
And after that, Panathinaikos will embark on an end of season mini league,
where the teams finishing second, third, fourth and fifth do battle to decide
who joins champions Olympiakos in the Champions League.
A frantic schedule means that each side must play six games in just 18 days,
Panathinaikos facing this task:
Tue 29.04.2014 Atromitos (a)
Sat 03.05.2014 PAOK (h)
Tue 06.05.2014 Asteras Tripolis (a)
Sat 10.05.2014 Asteras Tripolis (h)
Tue 13.05.2014 Atromitos (h)
Fri 16.05.2014 PAOK (a)
Other current Toon
James Tavernier/Haris Vuckic (Rotherham United)
A 1-0 home win over Port Vale on Easter Monday saw both Toon players start and
Tav completed the full 90 minutes. Vuckic was withdrawn at half time.
Fergie didn't feature in the Easter Monday home 2-4 defeat to Blackburn Rovers
that leaves Lee Clark's side just above the Championship relegation zone.
/ Adam Campbell (St.Mirren)
A morale-boosting 2-0 home win over Hibernian in the SPFL on Saturday was
achieved thanks to another 90 minute shift from Conor Newton and an unused sub
role for Adam Campbell.
Jonas Gutierrez (Norwich City)
The winger began on the bench for City as they came up against Liverpool at
Carrow Road in the Premier League on Sunday.
Romain Amalfitano (Dijon)
A 1-2 loss at AS Nancy in Ligue 2 on Friday saw the United winger complete
the full game.
(Dundee United) (injured)
After recovering from a hip problem sustained during his senior international
debut for Australia, Curtis is due to resume training on Tayside next week and
could be in contention for a squad place when Motherwell visit Tannadice in
the SPFL on Saturday.
There's the prospect of another cup final appearance to add to the defender's CV,
following an outing for Bradford City against Swansea City in
the 2013 League Cup Final.
The Tangerines will face St.Johnstone in
the Scottish Cup Final on Saturday May 17th, staged this season at Celtic Park due to
rebuilding work at Hampden Park.
Kick-off times have now been confirmed for the Schalke 04 tournament
involving United in August as follows:
Sat Aug 2nd 3pm CET and 5pm CET
Sun Aug 3rd 3pm CET and 5pm CET
NB: On the basis that any drawn game in the tournament proceeds to a
penalty shootout after 90 minutes, that second kick-off time may be pushed back
(CET is one hour ahead of UK time)
The Bundesliga club have now placed tickets on public sale to all fans without any
specific segregation details, but confirmation is awaited as to whether NUFC
will receive an allocation to sell direct to their fans.
PS: to all those asking, we have no information as yet whether other
NUFC pre-season games will be scheduled in or around Germany before or
after this tournament.
Wed 18.06.2014 Premier
League fixtures published.
Sat 16.08.2014 Premier League opening fixtures.
In addition to the Bundesliga hosts and ourselves, West Ham and Spanish Primera Division
side Malaga are also now confirmed for the tournament in the German city of Gelsenkirchen (a twin town of Newcastle
The games will be in stark contrast to United's last two games on German soil
in 2012, low-key friendlies against third tier outfit Chemnitzer and AS Monaco
- the latter played on a neutral field in deepest Bavaria....
Opened in 2001 as a replacement for the Parkstadion that hosted games
in the 1974 World Cup, the Veltins Arena (originally christened the Arena
AufSchalke) has a capacity of almost 62,000 for domestic fixtures - which
54,000 when rail seats at one end allowing fans to stand are locked into their down
Boasting a retractable roof, the Arena staged the 2004 Champions League Final
and five matches in the 2006 World Cup Finals, including England's defeat on
penalties by a Portugal side featuring old boy Hugo Viana.
United's last meeting with Schalke 04 came back in May 1960 when Charlie
Mitten's side won 3-0 in Germany during a post-season tour
that also saw kickabouts played in Ireland, Yugoslavia and Spain.
The only notable player link between the clubs came in 2009, when Peter
Lovenkrands moved "on a free from Germany" to SJP after his
Schalke deal was cancelled.
PS: There's an interesting article about Schalke, Lovenkrands, Freddy
Shepherd & NUFC online
Reports emanating from New Zealand
in recent days suggest that Newcastle are among a handful of Premier League
sides under consideration to participate in a pre-season tournament later this
Ourselves, Everton and West Ham have all been linked with a proposed series of
games involving Wellington Phoenix (who actually play in Australia's A League)
at their 34,500 Westpac stadium.
The option of Auckland's 25,000 North Harbour Stadium hosting games has also
been mooted, but like previous reports of United heading to South Africa, the
club haven't given any hint that future plans for friendlies involve them going
further than mainland Europe.
United have previously visited New Zealand, playing a series of four matches
against the national side in May 1985 in Christchurch, Wellington, Napier and
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St. James' Park
Saturday 19th April
Number of Newcastle games attended by NUFC.com in 2013/14:
Fixtures, Tickets etc.
The ticket office has now re-opened on the first floor of the SJP club shop,
under the Gallowgate End towards the Strawberry.
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
Details of 2014/15 season ticket sales/ prices can be found online
On the opening day of ticket sales, they officially commence at 10am.
Away tickets are sold only to season ticket holders and members. All ST holders are also automatically members (a non-negotiable fee is
added annually by NUFC to each ST).
A £1 administration fee per ticket applies to away sales in all competitions, with no upper limit.
In addition, non-NUFC members pay the same fee on home ticket sales.
SJP season ticket info online here
SJP Stadium seating plan online here
City Centre map (PDF)
Show Racism the Red Card have a free
download of the NUFC team photo in both PDF and jpeg formats online
25.04.2014 U21s v Arsenal (h) @ Darsley Park, 1pm. U21 Premier League.
Note further new date, venue
change and that game is now BCD.
Sat 26.04.2014 U18s v Norwich City (a) @ Colney Training Centre, NR4 7TS. 11am. U18 Premier League.
Mon 28.04.2014 Arsenal (a)
@ Emirates Stadium, 8pm. Premier League. SOLD OUT. Allocation:
Live on Sky Sports.
Sat 03.05.2014 U18s v Manchester City (a) @ Platt Lane, 1pm. U18 Premier League.
Note new date.
Sat 03.05.2014 Cardiff City (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier League.Public sale now.
Sun 11.05.2014 Liverpool (a)
@ Anfield, 3pm. Premier League. SOLD OUT. Allocation:
Guidance from LFC:
Included in the
allocation are a number of tickets marked 'restricted view' and 'severely
Seats classed as
restricted view on Row 1 is due to personnel movement. Seats classed as
restricted view on other rows is due to stanchions supporting the Upper Tier,
which impair the view of either goal.
Any seats classed as
severely restricted view is due to supporters standing up and down and, in the
event of this happening during the game, the supporters on Rows 34 and 35 have a
very limited view of the goals due to overhang of the upper tier roof.
In purchasing a
'restricted view' or 'severely restricted view' ticket, you are accepting this
view and there can be no ticket exchanges or refunds under any circumstances.
Ongoing: Toon Times exhibition @
Discovery Museum, Blandford
Square, Newcastle NE1 4JA. Free entry. (runs until 05.10.2014)
Fri 23.05.2014 to Sun 25.05,2014 Hong Kong Soccer
7s featuring NUFC.
Group A: NUFC, Guangzhou Evergrande, HKFA U23, Hong Kong FC.
Group B: Chelsea, mackems, Kitchee, HKFC Captain's Select.
Group C: Manchester City, Rangers, HKFA team tbc, Singapore Cricket
Group D: Leicester City, Aston Villa, HKFA U21s, Yau Yee League Select.
Wed 18.06.2014 Premier League fixtures published.
Sun 27.07.2014 to
Fri 01.08.2014 Northern Ireland Milk Cup featuring NUFC.
Sat 02.08.2014 NUFC v team tbc @ Veltins Arena,
Gelsenkirchen, KO 3pm or 5pm local time. Schalke 04 Cup, Friendly.
Sun 03.08.2014 NUFC v team tbc @ Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen, KO 3pm or
5pm local time.
Schalke 04 Cup, Friendly.
Sat 16.08.2014 Premier
League kicks off.
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 28.04.2014 Arsenal (a) 8pm
NUFC Live on BT:
None currently scheduled
Live Music @ SJP:
Kings of Leon + White Lies + further support act still tbc. Tickets remain
on public sale
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
ticket sales in five batches:
Now: Traveling Fan Packages
Now: Hospitality Packages
05.2014/06.2014 via Rugby Clubs
To members of rugby clubs in England
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
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National Service |
Future international dates:
09.05.2014 to 21.05.2014 UEFA U17 Final tournament (Malta)
Group A: England, Holland, Turkey,
Group B: Scotland, Germany, Portugal, Switzerland.
(Adam Armstrong/Freddie Woodman)
Fri 09.05.2014 Malta (a) (Ta’Qali)
Mon 12.05.2014 Turkey (n) Gozo)
Thu 15.05.2014 Holland (n) (Paola)
Sun 18.05.2014 Semi Finals
Wed 21.05.2014 Final
(all above games live on Eurosport)
26.05.2014 Australia v S'Africa (Sydney)
27.05.2014 France v Norway (Paris)
28.05.2014 Scotland v Nigeria (Fulham)
30.05.2014 Bosnia v Ivory Coast (tbc)
01.06.2014 France v Paraguay (Nice)
03.06.2014 Greece v Nigeria (Chester)
04.06.2014 Argentina v T & T (Rosario)
04.06.2014 El Salvador v I'Coast (Frisco)
06.06.2014 Croatia v Australia (tbc)
07.06.2014 Arg v Slovenia (Buenos Aires)
07.06.2014 USA v Nigeria (Jacksonville)
08.06.2014 France v Jamaica (Lille)
A: Brazil, Mexico, Croatia, Cameroon
B: Spain, Chile, Australia, Netherlands
C: Colombia, Greece, Ivory Coast, Japan
D: Uruguay, England, Costa Rica, Italy
E: Switzerland, Ecuador, France, Honduras
F: Argentina, Bosnia, Iran, Nigeria
G: Germany, Ghana, Portugal, USA
H: Belgium, Algeria, Russia, South Korea
(Nations in bold expected to have NUFC involvement in their squads)
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.
2014/15 match dates :
2015/16 match dates:
Thu-Sat 12-14.11.2015 (playoff 1)
Sun-Tue 15-17.11.2015 (playoff 2)
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Whoops, He did it Again... |
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
On This Day in History
Born Or Died:
McInroy born, Walton-le-Dale,
celebrated his 31st birthday at Wembley
Stadium, as part of the Newcastle side that beat Arsenal
2-1 in the 1932 FA Cup Final.
Although appearing briefly for Preston North
End as an amateur outfield player, Albert
was on the books at Roker Park when he made
his professional debut early in the 1923/24
season, between the posts.
Winning one England cap (versus Northern
Ireland at Anfield in October 1926), a move
to Tyneside in October 1929 came at a cost
of £2,750 to the Magpies.
Following an absence through injury during
the 1933-34 season, Albert lost form when
recalled and following relegation,
quarrelled with the SJP board over monies
due and left the club in the summer of 1934.
Returning to the mackems - although he
didn't make a first team appearance in 11
months back on wearside - Albert then joined
United in 1935
Returning to the North East two years later,
he played for Gateshead until 1940 and
turned out for Stockton during wartime.
Later working as a publican in Newcastle,
Gateshead and Houghton-le-Spring, Albert
passed away in 1985.
Frank Brennan born, Annathill, Scotland.
Signed from Airdrie for £7,000
in July 1946, centre half Frank opted to join Newcastle despite offers from
both Preston North End and the mackems.
Debuting in United's first post-war Football League game (a 4-1 victory at
Millwall in August 1946), Brennan went on to become a cornerstone of the Newcastle United side that returned to the
First Division in 1948 and won the FA Cup in
1951 and 1952.
A Colossus of a man (nicknamed "The
Rock of Tyneside"), this Scottish international stood at 6ft 3in in
his size 12 boots and had a fighting weight
of 13 and a half stone.
Omitted from the 1955 Cup Final side as an alleged punishment for opening a
sports shop in the city to rival Chairman Stan Seymour's, Frank was
transfer-listed over a wage dispute, which outraged fans.
Playing his final game in January 1956, Frank joined North Shields in a
player/coach role and remained there until 1962.
Coaching in Singapore and Trinidad for the British Council, Brennan returned to
Appleby Park in 1967 and managed Shields to FA Amateur Cup success two years
Following an unsuccessful stint as Darlington Manager in 1971 and some time
coaching South Shields, he concentrated on his business and lived in Whitley
Frank passed away in March 1997 and some nine years after his death was nominated by United for the FA Cup Team of
Heroes, to celebrate 125 years of the competition.
His name also lives on in a trophy award annually by Sport Newcastle to unsung heroes of sport in the region.
Darren Huckerby born, Nottingham.
Winger whose major
contribution to history was the friendly match arranged as
part of the £450K transfer that brought him from Lincoln City to SJP
back in November 1995.
Injury denied Huck the chance to play in that game, but new boy Alan
Shearer featured and scored his first goal for the club in July 1996 at
a packed Sincil Bank.
By then he had already made what proved to be his sole league appearance for
United, coming off the bench to replace Paul Kitson in a home win over Bolton
in January 1996.
That came three days after his senior debut - also as a substitute - in an FA
Cup replay defeat on penalties at SJP to Chelsea.
Returning to fitness in the early weeks of the 1996/97 season, Darren was unable
to get near the first team and was loaned to Millwall for two months, scoring
three times and posting a succession of good displays.
Newly-installed Coventry City boss Gordon Strachan bid £1m for him and Huck
headed for Highfield Road in November 1996.
His first City goal came on his fourth outing - inevitably at home to
The 1999/00 season began with Huck joining Leeds in a £400K deal but by
the end of 2000, he'd moved on to Manchester City.
Promotion to the Premiership followed in 2001/02 and Darren
City against us again in what was to be our final fixture at Maine Road - a 0-1
By then he was being managed once again by Kevin Keegan, who loaned him out to
Nottingham Forest in February 2003.
The next season saw Huck borrowed by Norwich City and he found life at Carrow
Road to his liking, with a permanent £750K deal agreed in December 2003.
He helped the Canaries to promotion and managed another goal against us, albeit in a League Cup defeat by Newcastle
The man nicknamed Forrest Gump since his time at Coventry finally ended his
stint in Norfolk in 2008 and moved to the USA with San Jose Earthquakes.
However, a hip problem forced him to hang up his boots following surgery in
2009, since when he's set up his own PR company and become involved in a
be hucking you!"
Death of Matthew McNeil, 49.
Steven Istead born, South Shields. (2002)
Winger who featured fleetingly at Academy level
for the Magpies before opting to join
Hartlepool United during 2002.
A first team debut for 'Pools came at the age of just
"Icy" failed to hold down a
regular starting place - making 74 sub appearances but just
seven senior starts.
Leaving Victoria Park in 2006, Steven had
spells as both Gateshead and Consett before
moving to Peterhead and a reunion with ex-'Pools manager
Returning to England
with Ilkeston Town, Istead later represented
Mansfield Town, Alfreton Town, Eastwood Town
1894 Willington (a)
Law, Unknown Scorer
1898 Stoke (a)
Debut for James Lockey at right back in this test
match to decide promotion and relegation issues.
1902 Middlesbrough (h)
The first of a number of charity matches United took part in
to raise funds to benefit the Ibrox Disaster Fund.
1904 sunderland (a)
Hogg 2, Bridgett
1907 Leith (a)
At the time of this fixture, the home side were
playing in the Scottish Second Division.
1910 Barnsley (n)
FA Cup Final
United's fourth trip to The Crystal Palace and at last the
jinx was cracked, if not broken entirely.
Trailing at half time to Harry Tuffnell's shot, United's
Albert Shepherd saw his effort disallowed before Jackie
Rutherford's late header forced a replay at Goodison Park.
footage is online here
1921 Arsenal (a)
Ex-Magpie Jackie Rutherford netted for the Gunners at
Highbury, while current Newcastle forward John King
secured a point on what proved to be the final appearance
of his United career.
1927 West Ham United
This point confirmed that the league championship was
on its way to SJP for the fourth time, even though
two games still remained to be played.
1928 Sheffield United
FA Cup Final
Wembley success again, in what became known as the
"Over The Line" final, after the was
alleged to have gone out of play as Jimmy Richardson
centred for Jack Allen to score Newcastle's equaliser.
footage is online here
Jack Allen in the 1932
1938 Chesterfield (h)
Mooney 2, Park
1949 Liverpool (a)
1952 West Bromwich Albion (h)
Ryan, Nicholls, Allen, Lee
1955 Bolton Wanderers
1958 Manchester United
1960 Nottingham Forest
Vowden, Gray, Quigley
Debut for Brian Wright, at right half.
1962 Derby County (a)
1963 Charlton Athletic
Sheffield United (h)
1975 Arsenal (h)
Bruce, Macdonald, T.Craig
United found their "Range" against the
Gunners, but that's just the way it is.....
1977 Queens Park
Rangers (a) 2-1 (0-1)
United extended their unbeaten run to eleven games and despite then losing
their final three matches of the season, a fifth place finish was enough to
clinch a UEFA Cup spot.
Charlton Athletic (h)
McDermott(48), Varadi(67,85), Wharton(16)
After hitting four without reply against Rotherham at
SJP just four days previously, The Magpies made it four
wins on the spin - but only after letting the visitors
back into the game at 2-2.
Carlisle United (h)
Waddle, Beardsley2, Keegan2
Vandals broke into the ground before this bank holiday
game and sprayed slogans on the pitch related to an
ongoing criminal trial.
A claim of broken glass also having been scattered was found to be
false and after the offending slogans had been painted out, the match went ahead as
Kevin Carr saved a penalty and also the
follow-up shot with Keegan heading United's fourth as play
rapidly switched to the other end of the field.
footage is online here
1988 Charlton Athletic
BBC's bizarre pundit, Garth Crooks
got both goals at Selhurst Park, with future Magpie Rob
Lee also featuring for the Addicks.
1994 Oldham Athletic
Fox(19), Beardsley(57), Lee(63)
A slightly mad afternoon at SJP against Joe Royle's
relegation-bound Latics, in a game Magpies boss Kevin
Keegan later called "a video nasty".
Leeds United (h)
After hitting the post through Kieron Dyer within
seconds of the first whistle, Newcastle mounted a fine comeback
after two early setbacks.
Ian Harte cracked a second half penalty wide of Shay
Given's goal, but that would have an undeserved winner for
a Leeds side including future Magpies Michael Bridges, Lee
Bowyer and birthday (old) boy Darren Huckerby.
Alan Smith meanwhile was the bench, James Milner in the juniors,
Jonathan Woodgate was injured and Mark Viduka months away from limping into Elland Road from
Blackburn Rovers (a)
Goals from old boys Keith
Gillespie and Andy Cole had threatened to scupper our Champions League
hopes, but Alan Shearer was on hand to mark another Ewood
return with a brace.
And despite the best efforts of referee Uriah Rennie, the
point gained guaranteed a top four finish for Newcastle
with two games still to play - ensuring a Champions League
2003 A 3-1 victory
over Blyth Spartans at Croft Park put Newcastle's reserve
side into the Northumberland Senior Cup Final. The goals
came from Lewis Guy, Calvin Zola and Martin Brittain in
front of a crowd of 523.
Reserves were taken to extra time and penalties by Blyth Spartans in the
Northumberland Senior Cup final at SJP, before eventually
claiming the trophy.
The game was goalless after 90 minutes but after Blyth grabbed a 95th minute
lead, Kazenga LuaLua levelled for United with a cracking
shot from well outside the box.
Mark Doninger then claimed the vital spot kick as the
Magpies won the shootout 4-3.
reserves made it ten games unbeaten with a 1-1 draw
against Manchester United at Altrincham. Frank Danquah scored.
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This stalemate at
Bloomfield Road against the soon-to-be relegated Seasiders
was ultimately enough to confirm our own top flight
Ahead through a Peter Lovenkrands strike, we then let Blackpool back into the game
Jose Enrique cleared a DJ Campbell flick - but did so from behind the goal
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United reserves won for the first time in eleven
games as Yven Moyo and a Mehdi Abeid penalty conversion gave them a 2-1 success
over Liverpool at Kirkby Academy.
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Newcastle returned to
Cambridge United's Abbey Stadium after a 20 year gap, playing in a friendly
match to commemorate the U's centenary.
Peter Beardsley managed the visitors and played
for both sides as Newcastle XI won 2-1 thanks to goals
from Romain Amalfitano and James Tavernier.
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