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0 Newcastle 3
Newcastle made it six wins out of eight in the Premier League to consolidate
their sixth spot and move onto the shoulders of the European place
At a soggy and windswept Selhurst Park, United got their fifth successive
win against Palace at this ground and it's now three out of three wins
without conceding a goal in the "Brazil" away kit.
Yohan Cabaye got his fourth goal of the season to get the ball rolling with
a side-footed finish in the 25th minute with the aid of a deflection off
Eagles' captain Mile Jedinak after Cheick Tiote's pass had set Moussa
Sissoko down the right wing.
There was a hairy moment at the other end when Tim Krul completely missed a
cross and Mike Williamson almost inadvertently turned the ball into his own
net but Vurnon Anita booted it clear.
But it was home defender Danny Gabbidon who got an own goal to double
United's lead six minutes before half-time when he turned Mathieu Debuchy's
cross past his 'keeper Julian Speroni under very little pressure from Loic
The second half started with the wind swirling even more and affecting the
flight of the ball and the home side, who had made a double change at the
break, applied some pressure that Alan Pardew's side resisted.
But once Cameron Jerome blasted a good chance over the bar, there looked to
be only one winner with substitutes Shola Ameobi and Hatem Ben Arfa causing
havoc when they replaced Remy and Cabaye.
And both subs were involved in the third goal that sealed the points, Ameobi
being tripped in the box and Ben Arfa crashing a well-struck penalty into
the top corner, Speroni getting a faint touch as it flew past him.
Ben Arfa had looked lively when he came on and Yohan Gouffran was unlucky to
hit the angle of crossbar and post after Ben Arfa had laid the ball back
after a good run.
The win gave us 30 points from 17 games and was our fifth on the road this
season, contrasting the two from the whole of our last campaign.
We stay in sixth but just a point behind fifth-placed Everton and only six
behind leaders Liverpool going into our final two home games of 2013.
Tiote picked up his fifth booking and will miss the Boxing Day game against
Full report to follow.
Team: Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Anita, Cabaye
(Ben Arfa 79), Tiote, Sissoko, Remy (Sh.Ameobi 75), Gouffran.
Subs n/u: Elliot, Haidara, Yanga-Mbiwa, Obertan, Cisse.
Booked: Tiote, Coloccini.
Goals: Cabaye 25, og(Gabbidon) 39, Ben Arfa 86pen.
CPFC: Speroni, Mariappa, Gabbidon, Delaney, Moxey (Parr 46), Bannan (Bolasie
46), Ward, Jedinak, Puncheon, Chamakh, Jerome (Gayle 77).
Subs n/u: Campana, Phillips, Williams, Price.
Alan Pardew said afterwards:
"We have just got a team that believes in what it is doing, it has a
functionality about it that is thorough in terms of its professionalism,
no-one is shirking responsibility. It is making us a difficult team to undo.
"We had a game plan to try and take the sting out of the pressure they exert
on you and we couldn't have done it any better really."
"The players were very accurate with their passing today and we looked
comfortable almost from the kick-off, but you still need great players to
play well and we had some outstanding players out on the pitch today.
"I thought Coloccini and Debuchy were outstanding in their positions. It is
difficult to single out individual players because it was such a great team
performance and it was a sweet feeling for me to come back to a club that I
love and see my team play like that."
""I was honest with him all the way along."
"The bottom line is the player has a true character and he added an x-factor
for us today. When you are at the top of the Premier League you can't stay
there unless you have got x-factor and he gives us that."
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
Premier League results/fixtures:
Liverpool 3-1 Cardiff City
Fulham 2-4 Manchester City
Manchester United 3-1 West Ham
Stoke City 2-1 Aston Villa
mackems 0-0 Norwich City
West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Hull City
Southampton v Spurs (1.30pm) SKY
Swansea City v Everton (4pm) SKY
Arsenal v Chelsea (8pm) SKY
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Newcastle U21s 4 Norwich U21s 1
Newcastle reserves won for only the second
time at home this season on Friday lunchtime, overcoming City at a blustery
Whitley Park to deservedly claim the points.
With Jonas Gutierrez and Steven Taylor both included as over-age players, the
black and whites came close to taking a ninth minute lead when striker Adam
Campbell drove against the post from the edge of the area.
The visitors then struck the woodwork at the other end of the field in bizarre
circumstances - an over-hit pass from inside the Norwich half catching in the
swirling wind and bouncing over the head of United 'keeper Jonathan Mitchell,
only to then hit the upright and bounce clear.
Within three minutes City were ahead though, striker Carlton Morris robbing Curtis Good on the edge of the United box
before shooting past Mitchell.
Newcastle hit back five minutes later after a break down the right out of
defence saw Gutierrez release Rolando Aarons. He played in Campbell and when
the ball ended up at the far post, defender Ewan McNeil got the
final touch which 'keeper Ben Killip couldn't quite keep out.
Gutierrez was then chopped down on the
edge of the Norwich box by Kyle McFadden after 35 minutes - who was booked. Gael Bigirimana
then stepped up to flight a perfect free-kick
past a motionless Killip and into the net.
Bigi clips a free-kick over the wall
to make it 2-1
United ended the half a man short when Kevin Mbabu
limped off with an ankle injury and he made way for substitute Jonathyn Quinn after the
break, with Lubo Satka retreating from a sweeper role to right back.
The Magpies extended their lead in the 64th minute, Gutierrez starting
and finishing the move after a neat one-two with Campbell on the edge of the
And with two minutes remaining Killip denied Gutierrez but from the resulting
corner, Quinn forced the ball home from close range to make it 4-1.
Team: Mitchell, Mbabu (
46), Dummett, Satka, Taylor, Good,
Aarons, Bigirimana, Campbell,
Subs n/u: Gillepshey,
Gutierrez hadn't kicked a ball since the win at
Cardiff in October, while Taylor got his first pitch time since the opening Premier League game
of the season.
Taylor last appeared for the reserves in a home meeting with Manchester United
at Darsley Park in March 2011, while we think this was a second string bow for Jonas.
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From the FA, Wednesday:
Newcastle United goalkeeping coach Andy Woodman and Southampton player Dani
Osvaldo have both been charged by the FA following an incident in the recent
fixture between the two clubs.
Osvaldo has been charged with violent conduct in relation to the incident in
the 94th minute of the game at St. James' Park last Saturday.
Meanwhile Woodman, who was sent to the stands following the incident, has been
charged with improper conduct. Neither club will face charges.
Both parties have until Monday, 23rd December to respond to the charges.
Ex-Magpie Olivier Bernard has taken
over Northern League First Division side Durham City, buying out the former
owner and naming himself as Citizens chairman.
Confirming the news, Bernard said that:
"I want to make Durham one of the best feeder clubs in the north east.
At the moment, I don't think the area develops enough youngsters.
"At the moment, I am not thinking about the problem of the pitch (New
Ferens Park has an artificial playing surface) because that is a few
"I want to raise the profile of the club and get links with sunderland,
Newcastle and Middlesbrough. Look at the England team, how many of them are
from around here? I'll do everything I can to get players to Durham and help
PS: Durham are offering free admission to this Saturday's home fixture
against Crook Town to NUFC season ticket holders on production of their card.
Kickoff is at 3pm.
US rock act Kings of Leon will headline a live show
at SJP on Saturday May 31st 2014. Ticket sales are now open online
Current NUFC outbound loans:
Nottingham Forest (h) Championship, Saturday.
Dan Gosling (Blackpool)
Burnley (a) Championship, Saturday
James Tavernier/Haris Vuckic (Rotherham United)
Wolves (h) League One, Saturday.
Motherwell (a) SFPL, Saturday.
Michael Richardson (Accrington Stanley)
Mansfield Town (a) League Two, Saturday.
Mehdi Abeid (Panathinaikos)
U18s 1 Newcastle U18s 2
A second half brace from
striker Adam Armstrong on Tuesday night was enough for Newcastle to progress
to the Fourth Round of the FA Youth Cup - and set up a home tie with their
The black and whites shaded a scoreless first half, but were grateful for two
misses from home player Callum Pilkington while Olivier Kemen drew a save from
Tykes custodian Elliott Chadderton just after the half hour.
United soon pressed home their advantage following the restart however, with a
curling right foot effort from Kemen parried by Chadderton at the expense of a
Greg Olley swung over the flag kick and Jonathyn Quinn flicked the ball on for
Armstrong to volley home via the boot of home player George Maris after 48
With Magpies winger Rolando Aarons making some jinking forward
runs, the home side were forced back and went further behind on 59 minutes as
Armstrong curled home a fine effort from 25 yards.
Back came the Tykes and Maris had the ball in the net soon after - only to be
denied by an earlier offside flag. Alex Gilliead then spurned the chance to
extend United's lead after good work from Ben Drennan, before Armstrong missed
out on a hat trick when shooting just wide.
With victory looking assured and further chances missed by Callum Roberts and
Aarons, the home side were left a man short when James Bree was forced off
with a knock after all three of their substitutes had been fielded.
Barnsley then conjured up a fine goal during the first 60 seconds of three
added minutes, 15 year-old substitute Jack Alton firing spectacularly into the
roof of the United net from 20 yards after a corner was only part
There were no more alarms though and Newcastle held on without difficulty,
making it a winning return to Oakwell for Academy chief and former Tykes
defender Joe Joyce.
of Armstrong goal 1-0
of Armstrong goal 2-0
Team: Pearson, Drennan, Gillesphey, Satka, Booth, Gilliead (Barlaser
74), Olley (Heardman 80), Kemen (Roberts 84), Aarons, Armstrong, Quinn.
Subs n/u: Woolston, McKinnon.
United's victory means that no less than four derby meetings are now scheduled
for the opening weeks of 2014, with the U18s in league and cup action and both
U21 and senior team league fixtures.
Toon v Tykes in the FAYC:
1952/53 (h) lost 1-2
1975/76 (h) won 4-1
1985/86 (h) won 3-1
1986/87 (h) drew 0-0
1986/87 (a) won 3-1
2013/14 (a) won 2-1
Tyne-wear FAYC meetings:
1952/53 (h) won 3-2
1953/54 (a) lost 1-2
1961/62 (a) won 3-1
1964/65 (a) lost 1-3
1966/67 (a) lost 0-4
1967/68 (h) lost 0-1
1969/70 (h) lost 0-2
1970/71 (h) won 3-2
1971/72 (a) won 3-2
1976/77 (h) lost 0-3
1977/78 (a) lost 1-2
1999/00 (a) drew 1-1
1999/00 (h) won 2-1
(early rounds of the competition were formerly played on a regional basis,
hence frequent Tyne-wear pairings)
FA Youth Cup Fourth Round Draw:
Accrington Stanley v Bristol City/Brentford
Chelsea v Sheffield Wednesday
Crawley Town/Watford v Norwich City
Derby County v Stoke City
Everton v Birmingham City
Hull City/Peterborough v Arsenal
Leicester/Rotherham v Manchester United
Liverpool v Aston Villa
Manchester City/Doncaster v Bournemouth/Hereford
Millwall v Sheffield United
Newcastle v mackems
Oxford United v Cardiff City
Reading v Bristol Rovers/Crewe
Southampton v Nottingham Forest/Charlton
Spurs v Fulham
West Bromwich Albion v Huddersfield Town
visit now confirmed
Monday's Champions League draw paired
Manchester United with the Greek side Olympiakos - meaning that Newcastle's
fixture list faces further amendment.
Sky's decision to select our Premier League home game against Aston Villa
for live transmission initally saw that rescheduled to a 5.30pm kickoff on Sat
However that was subject to further amendment in the event of Manchester
United playing a Champions League tie on the following Tuesday (25.02.2014)
which was quickly confirmed by the Red Devils on Monday.
That means the Sky Saturday teatime slot will feature Crystal Palace v Manchester United
and Villa will head to Gallowgate for a 1.30pm KO on Sunday 23.02.2014.
Festive refereeing appointments:
Thu 26.12.2013 Stoke (h) Martin Atkinson
Sun 29.12.2013 Arsenal (h) Lee Probert
Newcastle's FA Cup Third Round home tie against Cardiff City
has now been confirmed as a 3pm KO on Saturday
Newcastle 1 Southampton 1
The latest name to be eliminated from the
Premier League X Factor competition is Andre Villas-Boas, following his
live TV rendition of "We Can't Stop" on Sunday.
The latest top-flight managerial casualty leaves the current top 20 runners
and riders looking like this:
Arsenal - Arsene Wenger (Sep 1996)
Aston Villa - Paul Lambert (Jun 2012)
Cardiff - Malky Mackay (Jun 2011)
Chelsea - Jose Mourinho (Jun 2013)
Crystal Palace - Tony Pulis (Nov 2013)
Everton - Roberto Martinez (Jun 2013)
Fulham - Rene Muelensteen (Dec 2013)
Hull City - Steve Bruce (Jun 2012)
Liverpool - Brendan Rodgers (Jun 2012)
Manchester City - Manuel Pellegrini (Jun 2013)
Manchester United - David Moyes (May 2013)
Newcastle United - Alan Pardew (Dec 2010)
Norwich City - Chris Hughton (Jun 2012)
Southampton - Mauricio Pochettino (Jan 2013)
Stoke City - Mark Hughes (May 2013)
mackems - Gus Poyet (Oct 2013)
Swansea City - Michael Laudrup (Jun 2012)
Tottenham - position vacant
West Brom - position vacant
West Ham - Sam Allardyce (Jun 2011)
Who's next for the chop? Vote now! (probably)
Update: press claims emerged on Monday evening of a possible loan bid
in January for Taylor from QPR.
From Sky Sports on Sunday, comments from agent Willie McKay, regarding
his client Steven Taylor:
"Steven is now fully fit, but he is
frustrated not to be playing as that is what he loves doing. He has not been
involved for the last six games and of course it is frustrating.
"Steven fully understands that the
team have been on a good winning run and the manager does not want to change a
"Joe Kinnear has promised Steven a new
deal in January and he could be made available for loan if he is not going to
be playing for Newcastle."
27 year-old Taylor was transfer-listed early in the 2010/11 season, signing a
five and a half year extension to his deal in December 2010 expiring in 2016.
Hants rants miss mark
Southern Daily Echo published the following article on Friday under
the headline "Saints'
youth policy puts Toon to shame" which raised valid arguments
about our squad.
Unfortunately though, the paper chose to illustrate their piece with a pile of
garbage masquerading as statistics - our comments are in red:
Saints have won widespread praise from all
quarters this season for their desire to promote young English talent this
Tomorrow they come up against a club who
have been the polar opposite to them.
Ex-Saint Alan Pardew this week celebrates
three years in charge of Newcastle United. In that time he has become the
Premier League’s second longest serving manager, behind Arsene Wenger.
On taking over, Pardew said: “I intend
to focus on developing exciting young players through the club’s excellent
Academy and development squad.”
Though we cannot doubt his words, his actions have spoken louder than his
stated ambition of promoting young home-grown talent.
Amazingly, Pardew has only fielded three
English-born players in league or cup action this season – and all
three are in their thirties.
That's an interesting calculation - here's
our version with the relevant age in brackets:
Mike Williamson (30)
Dan Gosling (23)
Rob Elliot (27)
Steven Taylor (27)
Samuel Ameobi (21)
James Tavernier (22)
Paul Dummett (22)
(Gael Bigirimana is also an England youth international)
Can that be of any help to Roy Hodgson and
the national team? Of course not.
One of those three is former Saints
academy defender Mike Williamson, the only Englishman who started last weekend’s
historic win at Old Trafford. Another is ex-Everton defender (he's
a midfielder) Dan Gosling, who is now on loan at Blackpool after
managing just two League Cup outings for the Toon in 2013/14.
The third is defender Steven Taylor, who
has not appeared since the opening day of the season, when he was sent off in
a 4-0 loss at Manchester City.
Pardew has handed young Welsh full back
Paul Dummett three Premier League appearances, but by and large has placed his
faith in overseas talent. (Dummett is still
eligible to play for England).
Remarkably, Pardew has 12 French players in his first team squad while a 13th
– Mehdi Abeid – is on loan at Panathinaikos. (It's
just the 12 including Abeid and fellow loan player Romain Amalfitano)
Six of the French contingent (no
it's five) – Lioc Remy (that's
Loic), Davide Santon (he's Italian),
Moussa Sissoko, Yoan Gouffran, Yohan Cabeye (that's
Cabaye) and Mathieu Debuchy – started at Old Trafford.
Pardew also fielded two Dutchmen, keeper
Tim Kruhl (that's Krul) and Vernon
Anita (that's Vurnon), one
Argentinian (Fabricio Coloccini) and an Ivorian (Cheick Tiote). And
Two of his three used subs were also
French – Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Hatem Ben Arfa. The other was Nigerian-born
32-year-old striker Shola Ameobi.
In contrast, Mauricio Pochettino started
with six Englishmen against Manchester City last weekend – Calum Chambers,
Luke Shaw, Jay Rodriguez, Jack Cork, Adam Lallana and James Ward-Prowse. Two
more – Rickie Lambert and Harrison Reed – came off the bench.
Clubs are free to pick and choose who they
want, but hopefully more will want to copy Saints’ template than Newcastle’s.
United's first Boxing Day home game since
2010 sees Stoke City visit Gallowgate for a 3pm kickoff and Park & Ride
buses and metros will be in operation as follows:
Day Metro timetable (PDF)
Boxing Day Park & Ride timetable (PDF)
(NB: There are no train services on Dec
Match tickets are still on sale for the Stoke
From The Independent, Thursday:
second string shock
The Newcastle forward Loic Remy has had his bail for rape allegations
extended to February next year.
Remy was arrested along with two other men on May 15 in Fulham, West London on
suspicion of raping a woman on May 6 when he was a Queens Park Rangers player.
Remy's bail had already been extended and he was due to reappear on November
21. However that has again been put back.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police last night said: "The three men
are still on bail. The next date is, pending further enquiries, mid February
2014. The investigation is ongoing."
Remy's lawyers have said since the initial arrest that he denies the claim
that has been made.
North Shields 1 Newcastle U21s 3
The new issue of The Mag is available to buy
online (£3 plus postage) now in The
Mag Shop and in all decent north east newsagents.
Issue 285 contains plenty of festive cheer
stemming from recent result, although still casting a critical eye over events
off the field. And if you're still looking for that perfect present, how about
No Fergie, no bother:
Manchester United 0 Newcastle 1
tryout for Ryan
Ahead of their U19 European Championship
qualifying campaign in 2014, Scotland have selected a 29 man training squad of
U18 players that includes Magpies central defender Ryan McKinnon.
Hexham-born Ryan made his U18 bow in August 2012 and recently celebrated his
18th birthday. He's appeared at reserve level in friendly fixtures but is yet
to make his competitive U21 debut for Newcastle.
Ultimate Who's Who
Since publication of the highly-successful "Newcastle
United: The Ultimate Record" back in 2011, club historian Paul
Joannou has been devoting his energies to a sister work, "Newcastle
United: The Ultimate Who's Who."
Profiling every player to have appeared in any first team game for the club and
its predecessors, the 1,750 biographies included also include managers,
administrators and other backroom staff, plus a wealth of unpublished
This mammoth undertaking is of a similar size and weight to the Ultimate
Record and publication has been set for November 2014.
NUFC.com readers can now pre-order exclusive subscriber copies priced at £30.
Each subscriber copy is individually numbered, features a personalised
certificate mounted within, while the purchaser's name is added to a roll of
honour that will appear in every copy of the book.
The advance purchase price of £30 is the same as the cover price upon
publication, but subscribers will have their copy hand-delivered or posted to
them at any address in the UK for no extra charge (overseas orders are
welcome, with shipping charged at cost price).
This subscriber offer closes on May 1st 2014
and you'll find full details and options to pre-order both online and by post
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St. James' Park
Thursday 26th December
Crystal Palace 0
Saturday 21st December
Match report to follow
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21.12.2013 Crystal Palace (a)
@ Selhurst Park, 3pm. Premier League. SOLD
OUT. Allocation: 2,600.
Thu 26.12.2013 Stoke City (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. Public
Sun 29.12.2013 Arsenal (h) @ SJP, 1.30pm. Premier League. SOLD
OUT. Live on Sky Sports.
Mon 30.12.2013 U21s v Leicester City (h)
@ Whitley Park, 7pm.
U21 Premier League Cup Round of 16.
Wed 01.01.2014 West Bromwich Albion (a)
@ The Hawthorns, 3pm. Premier League. SOLD OUT.
Sat 04.01.2014 U18s v Wolves (h) @
Little Benton, Noon. U18 Premier League.
Sat 04.01.2014 Cardiff City (h) @ SJP, 3pm. FA Cup Third Round.
Lower tiers only sold
initially. ST holder sale now. Public sale from Fri 20.12.2013 (online), Fri 27.12.2013 (in
prices: Normal: £15 adults, £10 students, £5 concessions
Premium: £20 adults, £15 students, £10 concessions
Public prices: Normal: £20
adults, £10 students, £5 concessions
Premium: £25 adults, £15 students, £10 concessions
Smartcards will be uploaded
if buying your own seat, any alternative seats will be issued as a paper ticket.
Sat 11.01.2014 mackems (a) @ Eppleton
Colliery Welfare, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sun 12.01.2014 Manchester City (h) @ SJP, 2.05pm. Premier
League.Ticket details tbc. Live on Sky Sports.
Mon 13.01.2014 U21s v Spurs (a)
@ Venue tbc, Noon.
U21 Premier League.
Sat 18.01.2014 Manchester City (a) @ Platt Lane,
1pm. U18 Premier League.
Sat 18.01.2014 West Ham (a) @ Boleyn Ground, 3pm. Premier League. Ticket
20.01.2014 Res v Manchester City (h) @ SJP, 7pm.
Date tbc .2014 U18s v mackems (h) @ venue tbc, KO tbc. FA Youth Cup
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sustainable methods available.
NUFC ST holders can again take advantage of cut-price home match day travel this season,
with the Magpie Mover ticket.
Pegged at £10 (£11 post), it allows travel to and from all
competitive home first team matches by bus,
Metro, train and ferry in Tyne & Wear, valid from three hours before
kickoff until three hours after full time.
Buy online via the NUFC box office online
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games for NUFC season ticket holders this season.
On production of their ST card, fans pay £9 for adult admission while
an adult and junior can attend for £11 via an existing offer
allowing accompanied U16s entry for £2.
Sat 23.02.14 Aston Villa (h) 1.30pm
Thu 26.12.2013 Halifax 3pm
Sat 04.01.2014 Hyde 3pm
Sat 11.01.2014 Nuneaton 3pm
Tue 14.01.2014 Aldershot 7.45pm
Tue 21.12.1014 Welling United 7.45pm
Confirmed NUFC UK live TV coverage:
(up to and including 23.02.2014)
NUFC Live on Sky Sports:
Sun 29.12.13 Arsenal (h) 1.30pm
Sun 12.01.14 Man City (h) 2.05pm
NUFC Live on BT:
None currently scheduled
(3pm KOs unless specfied)
FA Cup Round Dates:
w/e of 04.01.2014
4th Round w/e of 25.01.2014
5th Round w/e of 15.02.2014
6th Round w/e of 08.03.2014
SF Sat 12.04.2014/Sun 13.04.2014
Final Sat 17.05.2014
FA Cup Third Round draw:
Blackburn v Manchester City (12.45pm) BT
Aston Villa v Sheffield United
Barnsley v Coventry
Birmingham City v Bristol Rovers or Crawley
Bolton Wanderers v Blackpool
Bournemouth v Burton
Brighton v Reading
Bristol City v Watford
Charlton Athletic v Oxford United
Doncaster Rovers v Stevenage
Everton v QPR
Ipswich Town v Preston North End
Grimsby Town v Huddersfield Town
Kidderminster v Peterborough
Macclesfield Town v Sheffield Wednesday
smoggies v Hull City
Norwich City v Fulham
Rochdale v Leeds United
Southampton v Burnley
Southend United v Millwall
Stoke City v Leicester City
West Bromwich Albion v Crystal Palace
Wigan v MK Dons
Yeovil Town v Leyton Orient
Arsenal v Spurs (5.15pm) ITV
Nottingham Forest v West Ham (Noon) ITV1
mackems v Carlisle
Derby County v Chelsea (2.15pm) BT
Liverpool v Oldham
Port Vale v Plymouth
Manchester United v Swansea (4.30pm) BT
U21 Premier League Cup:
Round of 16:
Everton v Wolves
Manchester City v West Brom
Reading v Watford
23.12.2013 Burnley v Bolton Wanderers
30.12.2013 Newcastle v Leicester City
03.01.2014 Fulham v Arsenal
Exeter City v Blackburn Rovers
Chelsea v West Ham
FA Youth Cup Round Dates:
3rd Round by Sat 21.12.2013
4th Round by Sat 25.01.2014
5th Round by Sat 15.02.2014
6th Round by Sat 08.03.2014
SF1 Sat 22.03.2014
SF2 Sat 05.04.2014
Live Music @ SJP:
Kings of Leon
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:
01.01. 2014 Traveling Fan Packages
01.02.2014 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
International Magpies |
National Service |
Future international dates:
05.03.2014 France v Netherlands FR
12.06.2014-13.07.2014 WCF (Brazil)
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)
Coxy's Cockup Corner |
Whoops, He did it Again... |
Sky seem to
believe that we're in fact already fielding a player not alleged to be joining us on loan
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
On This Day in History
Born Or Died:
1947 David Lawson born, Wallsend.
Goalkeeper who was spotted playing for Wallsend Boys Club but failed to make the grade at SJP,
moving on to Shrewsbury Town on an unsuccessful trial, Bradford Park Avenue and
Signed by Everton in 1972, David would spend seven seasons at Goodison Park before ending
his career with Luton Town and Stockport County.
Alan Thompson born, Newcastle.
Midfielder whose career was endangered by a September 1990 car
crash involving him and three of his youth team colleagues.
Broken bones in his neck and back saw a specialist advise Tommo to prepare for
the worst, but he fought back to full fitness and was handed his first team
debut by Ossie Ardiles at Swindon Town in November 1991.
An off-field argument with
then-Manager Kevin Keegan reputedly sealed his SJP fate, with Alan
signing for Bolton Wanderers in a £250K deal ahead of the 1992/93 season.
Capped at England U21 level while with the Trotters, Tommo scored a memorable
goal at Wembley Stadium in the 1995 League Cup Final - although Liverpool won
Moving on to Aston Villa in 1998, a dispute with manager John Gregory saw
Thompson omitted from the 2000 FA Cup Final squad and he was transferred to Celtic that
Silverware would come his way while at Parkhead - along with a single senior
England cap - before the replacement of Martin O'Neill by Gordon Strachan saw Alan
begin to fade from the
first team picture.
Loaned to Leeds United in January 2007, Tommo hung up his boots in May of the
following year, having played his final games for Hartlepool - his very last
outing coming against Swindon Town in March 2008.
Returning to SJP as an Academy coach that summer, he later became reserve coach before returning
to Celtic as assistant to Neil Lennon in June 2010.
However, after two successful seasons working with Lennon, his former teammate
sacked him, reportedly over the phone, after prolonged concerns over Thompson's
"lifestyle", which had seen him admit a drink-driving charge in February 2011.
1894 Walsall Town Swifts
Crate 2, Smith 3, Willis, og
Debut for Pat O'Brien.
1900 Bury (a)
1906 Manchester United
Speedie, McClarence, Veitch (pen)
1923 Sunderland (h)
1928 Everton (a)
Dean 3, Martin, Ritchie
1934 Burnley (a)
McMenemy, Pearson, Smith
The Reserves hosted a Wartime meeting with Manchester City.
1945 A Wartime fixture at Bradford Park
Avenue was postponed due to the inclement weather.
1951 Manchester United
1956 Sunderland (h)
White(7), Tait(21,37,56), Casey(70pen), Davies(72)
A blanket of thick fog covered the Gallowgate pitch throughout,
but that didn't prevent Alec Tait making his mark in place of
the absent Jackie Milburn - and becoming the first Magpie
ever to score a derby hat trick.
1962 Portsmouth (a)
Gordon, Dodson, McCann
Ron McGarry got off the mark in his second game for
United after joining from Bolton, but couldn't prevent a
four game unbeaten run ending.
1973 Queen's Park
Clement, Givens, Bowles
Perhaps sidetracked by the Texaco Cup campaign, our
league form continued to suffer, with this first ever loss
to the R's making it just one with in six for United.
1979 Notts County (a)
All the goals came in the first half at Meadow Lane,
with Ray O'Brien netting twice from the penalty spot for
the home side.
Aston Villa (a)
Newcastle gave a debut to on-loan striker Ian Baird, who had been
temporarily signed from Southampton.
His opposite number in the home lineup was a rather more
familiar forward - Peter Withe.
1990 Bristol Rovers
Tommy Gaynor scored the only goal of his brief SJP loan
spell to earn a point at Twerton Park, while Kevin
Scott was sent off after disgraceful injury -feigning
antics from the Pirates' front men.
One local radio reporter
who shall remain nameless (initials CH) surpassed even his
low standards by confusing sports, announcing Devon
Malcolm as the Rovers danger man.
Coming in from the Football Stand end presumably....
1993 Leeds United (h)
Peter Beardsley saw his penalty saved by Mark Beeney
but Andy Cole hit a powerful equaliser after Fairclough had
opened the scoring for the visitors.
FA Cup 3rd Round Replay
Speed(5), Dabizas(27), Ferguson(45), Dyer(73), Shearer(83pen,85)
After drawing 1-1 at White Hart Lane, the sides met
again in this Third Round tie that was played before
Christmas due to the earlier end to the domestic season
ahead of Euro 2000.
This was a miserable return for David Ginola, despite a
goal for the Frenchman that looped in after deflecting off
Rob Lee's boot.
Jeered by his former fans, Ginola took the huff big-style
at the end of the first half and made a solitary departure
from the field to a backdrop of pantomime style catcalls.
tucks away the fifth
from the penalty spot
Leeds United (a)
Bellamy(38), Elliott(59), Shearer(71pen), Solano(90)
Bowyer(38), Viduka(50), Harte(56)
Four days after the epic 3-1 victory at Highbury that
put us on top of the league, an even more amazing victory
at a wintry Elland Road kept us there over Xmas.
Future Magpies Lee Bowyer and Mark Viduka netted, while
appeared for the home side and both Jonathan Woodgate and
were unused subs for Leeds.
Locked at 3-3 with just seconds left, Nobby Solano supplied a
slide-rule finish from Kieron Dyer's pass, right in front of an
ecstatic away following. Jingle Bells. Again.
PS: bar room historians
rightly point out that this defeat marked the starting
point of the demise of Leeds as a top-flight club. Ha!
2010 Joey Barton laughed off media reports that he
would move away from St. James' Park:
"I was actually laughing about it this morning saying that I
thought £1.5m was a little bit cheap and if I was them, I would ask for more,
and we had a good giggle about it.
"People write what they write, it is
silly season. I have always gone on record about the affinity I have got with
the fans at this football club, and the football club and my fellow players.
"I have been on record as saying I
want to stay here for the rest of my career. Nothing has happened and no-one
has told me otherwise, and as far as I'm concerned, that's what's going to
2012 Queens Park Rangers (h)
Shola Ameobi came off the bench to fire a fabulous 81st minute
winner to grab three precious Premier League points.
It was a moment of magic that rarely looked like coming, as United dominated
proceedings but created very few clear openings on a soaking wet afternoon on
Heavy rain and surface water lying on the pitch threatened to dampen the day
but the game rightly went ahead and in the end the Magpies were grateful that
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