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Old boys build up
a Head of steam
Gateshead 4 Newcastle U23s 1
A Gateshead side led by Mike Williamson and stacked with
ex-Mags deservedly beat United's current second string at the
International Stadium on Saturday.
One of those, Adam Campbell, fired the Tynesiders ahead after 12
minutes, before former SJP reserve midfielder Greg Olley made it 2-0
just before the half hour.
The visitors struggled to get back into the game before the
interval, Newcastle striker Dylan Stephenson seeing his 40th minute
effort disallowed for offside.
Rather than swapping the entire side as they had a week earlier at
Darlington, the Magpies made just two half time changes - one of
whom made an instant impact.
It took Stan Flaherty just three minutes to make a surging forward
run before finding Stephenson, whose left foot effort skidded under
the 'Heed goalkeeper.
Gateshead regained their two goal lead almost immediately however;
former NUFC trialist Cedwyn Scott racing on to a through ball before
A steady stream of United replacements followed, but it was home
substitute Paul Blackett who was next to net, doing so with his
first touch on 64 minutes.
That was to be the final goal of the game but a demoralised
Newcastle side could have ended up on the end of a heavier defeat if
the home side had taken the further chances that came their way.
A trio of players who appeared for the first team at Burton - messrs
Allan, Young and White - all started, while there was a first
sighting of United's Peruvian midfielder Rodrigo Vilca after a
Newcastle are in action again on Tuesday night, away at fellow
National League North side Blyth Spartans.
Team: Brown (Thompson 46), Barrett (Scott 60), Bondswell
(Oliver 72), Savage (Cross 72), Wiggett (McEntee 60), de Bolle
(Thomson 72), Allan (Vilca 60), Young (Brockwell 60), Stephenson
(Ferguson 72), White (Flaherty 48), A.Wilson (Longelo 72).
Subs n/u: None
GFC: Chapman, Tinkler, Wombwell, Storey, Williamson (Bolton
83), Hunter (Trialist 66), Greenfield, Bailey (Nash 83), Olley,
Campbell (Thomas 83), Scott (Blackett 64)
Sub n/u: Guthrie.
'Heed's ex-Magpie contingent has gained another member in the shape
of defender Owen Bailey, who faced his old side after agreeing a
Referee: Martin Coy
The latest Magpin release commemorates the
first of 206 competitive goals for Alan Shearer in a black and white shirt.
Badge #3 in the ShearMagic collection depicts the sheet metal worker's son
in the immediate aftermath of scoring against Wimbledon at the Leazes End in
All three badges in the series are available to purchase
after early blows
Burton Albion 0 Newcastle
With Coach Graeme Jones back on club duty after his England diversion, goals
from Jacob Murphy and Joelinton gave Newcastle a routine victory at the
Pirelli Stadium on Friday evening.
Joelinton's sixth minute pull back from the left hand side of the Burton box
was aimed at Isaac Hayden, but his mis-kick fell into the path of Murphy to
The Brazilian doubled United's advantage just 54 seconds into the second
period, heading home Ryan Fraser's corner kick in front of the well-filled
Further United goals could have come from Murphy and substitutes Dwight
Gayle and Joe White, but League One Albion kept the deficit within
manageable proportions - although their best chance of the game was a Murphy
back pass that had Mark Gillespie scrambling.
As was the case at Rotherham on Tuesday, the continued absence of Martin
Dubravka and Karl Darlow saw Freddie Woodman and Gillespie get 45
Concerningly though, a lengthening outfield player injury / sickness list
has now extended to include Callum Wilson, Allan Saint-Maximin, Paul Dummett,
Jonjo Shelvey, Elliot Anderson and Javier Manquillo.
And while Miguel Almiron is set to come back in imminently, there remains a
worrying lack of movement in terms of squad acquisitions - one by-product of
the spate of contract extensions in 2021.
With Steve Bruce admitting that the club were yet to make a formal bid for
any player, an inability to function even in the loan market does nothing to
suggest that things will be any brighter in a fortnight when the real stuff
NUFC: Woodman (Gillespie 46), Murphy (Allan 83), Schar (Lascelles
63), Krafth (Clark 63), Fernandez (Watts 79), Ritchie (M.Longstaff 76),
Hayden (Young 83), S.Longstaff (Lewis 63), Hendrick, Joelinton (Gayle 55),
Fraser (White 55).
Sub n/u: Langley
BAFC: Garratt, Brayford (Borthwick-Jackson 83), Oshilaja, Hemmings
(Powell 38 [Patrick 75], Akins, Smith, O'Connor, Leak, Maddox (Trialist A
64), Hamer, Mancienne (Shaughnessy 64).
Sub n/u: O'Hara, Balcombe, Morris, Blake-Tracy, Taylor.
Crowd: 3,598 including around 1,200 travelling supporters.
Once again, some reported congestion outside the ground saw the kick-off
delayed - albeit just by five minutes.
Referee: James Oldham
"It’s about working our way up. We’re four weeks in. You’ve seen the
difference. They looked fresher and full of running, which obviously you
want to see. I was pleased with the performance.
"We haven’t made a bid for anybody - yet. We’ve got one or two irons in the
fire. I’m confident that we’ll bring two or three new players in, but we’ll
have to wait another week or so.
"We’re doing our utmost to try to make Joe Willock work, we’re doing
everything we possibly can.
"He’s Arsenal’s player and we must respect that. But, we can only explore it
for so long - and that time is going a bit short. We can’t wait forever.
"We’ve made it pretty obvious all summer that he’s our number one target, so
we’ll keep working away at it and see if something can develop."
Asked about his contractual situation and claims of a new three year
"I honestly do not know where it came from:
that was news to me.”
Asked if his current contract would end next
Change kit on sale
Friday morning saw the official release of Newcastle's 2021/22 Castore
away kit, described as black, gold and grey. Shorts are black, socks are
black and gold (with alternate gold shorts and socks in the event of a
colour clash with the home club).
Being of a certain vintage, the shirt pattern
suggests the 1979 Joy Division album cover "Unknown
Pleasures" (expect our match report of the first competitive airing
to be titled "New Dawn Fades"....)
It's a bargain £65.00 (not including delivery - but generously free for
orders over £150...)
Norwich City (h) -
tickets on sale
Update: Due to a "small amount" of positive COVID tests in the
senior squad, Norwich cancelled pre-season games against Coventry City
(Wednesday) and Sheffield United (Saturday).
However the Canaries are pressing on with plans to stage a home kickabout
against Gillingham this coming Tuesday - which presumably means that they
intend to fulfil Saturday's game at Gallowgate.
Ticket details have been announced for Newcastle's final pre-season
friendly, at home to Norwich City on Saturday 7th August,
Tickets are now on public sale online, priced at £10 adults and
£5 concessions, with prices rising to £20 and £10 respectively
on match day.
Only the lower bowl is on sale.
The club have also issued the following advice:
"Supporters should only attend the fixture if they are free of
any COVID-19 symptoms, and are also encouraged to maintain good hand
hygiene and wear face coverings in crowded areas unless exempt."
(Hand sanitisers were in evidence around the stadium at the
Sheffield United home game in May).
PS: The Spurs v Arsenal friendly to be played the same
weekend as our meeting with Norwich has been designated as a test
event for the NHS COVID pass.
Meanwhile Chelsea have announced that entrance to their home games
at Stamford Bridge will be dependent on producing either evidence of
COVID vaccination or a negative lateral flow test within 48 hours.
Logically, that ruling will also apply to away supporters - although
Newcastle's PL visit isn't until next March.
Blyth Spartans (a)
Following their visit to Gateshead on Saturday,
Chris Hogg's second string continue pre-season against another
National North side, Blyth Spartans on Tuesday evening.
Kick-off at Croft Park is confirmed as 7.30pm and tickets are now on
Adults: £10 seats, £8 standing
Over 65s: £7 seats, £5 standing
U16s: £5 seats, £3 standing
Additional information from BSFC:
If you do not have online access, you can purchase your ticket by ringing
the club office 01670 352373 between 9am and 12pm Monday to Friday, and pay
with a debit or credit card. Your ticket can then be collected from the
social club on match day.
Depending on availability, the plan is
to operate a cash turnstile as normal, though we strongly encourage all
supporters to purchase tickets in advance.
NUFC: To follow
BSFC: Former Magpie reserve forward Lewis McNall is now at Blyth,
along with fellow SJP old boy Nicky Deverdics.
Back in the Spartans squad is club legend Robbie Dale, after reversing his
decision to retire last season. That rather grand mural of him pictured
above is on the side of a chip shop adjacent to Croft Park.
Stand-in striker saves Bruce's blushes
Rotherham United 1 Newcastle 1
Watch the goals online here
opening game info
West Ham travel to SJP for the opening Premier League game of
the new season on Sunday August 15th, and have now published sale details
and criteria for their allocation of places in Leazes Level 7.
Announcing that they've taken 3,000 seats, The Hammers also list the adult
ticket price as £30 - which falls in with the Premier League's pricing
The £30 cap was introduced in 2016 for an initial three seasons and then
extended for the same period in 2019.
Notwithstanding the fact that there were no away fans for the entirety of
last season (and part of the 2019/20 campaign), the current £30 cap
agreement will expire at the end of this one.
Chronicled: part VIII
The latest episode of a free NUFC history Podcast series hosted
by the Chronicle is now available
Presenter Matt Ketchell and NUFC club historian Paul Joannou
are joined by local author Dan Jackson
to recount United's maiden visit to Wembley in 1924.
U23s fixtures out
The Premier League 2 fixtures for next season are now available,
with United seeking to improve on their last place finish in Division Two
last season and win promotion at what would be the eighth attempt.
An extension of the competition this season takes both divisions from 13 to
14 sides; Birmingham City and Nottingham Forest both added to Division Two.
Leeds United and Crystal Palace both gained promotion to Division One last
season, with Southampton the only team relegated in order to balance the
All games kick off at 7pm unless stated otherwise and home games are
expected to be played at Whitley Park except for two at Gallowgate, marked
As yet there has been no indication if or when spectators will be admitted.
U23 fixtures are online
PS: United's second string will again enter an U21 team in the EFL
Trophy aka Papa John's Trophy this season. Their group stage ties are as
31.08.2021 Sheff Wed (a) 7pm
05.10.2021 Harrogate (a) 7.45pm
09.11.2021 Mansfield (a) 7.45pm
Those ties are expected to be played at the main home ground of the EFL host
U18s fixtures out
Newcastle's U18 side have had their Premier League fixtures for
the new season confirmed as follows:
U18 fixtures are online
The North Division increases by one team from 13 to 14 this time round with
the addition of Nottingham Forest.
Monday saw NUFC confirm the permanent departure of reserve striker Elias
Danish second tier side Esbjerg.
The 21 year-old hadn't featured in pre-season for either the senior
or U23 sides and was in the last year of his contract at Gallowgate.
He's signed a four year deal at his new club.
Sorensen follows fellow striker Yannick Toure out of SJP this summer, both
once tipped for great things after making promising starts to their Toon
While Toure failed to progress while at United though, the rot set in
with Sorensen during a trio of unimpressive loans - failing to hold down a
regular place at Carlisle United and barely getting his boots dirty at
Two pre-season outings for Newcastle's first team during the Asia Trophy
were followed by a season-long switch to Dutch second tier side Almere, but
Elias again found himself relegated to the bench as an abortive promotion
attempt reached a climax.
And while a run of goals for United's U23 side in the 2018/19 season led to
calls for Sorensen to be promoted to the senior squad, those diehards
regularly in attendance at Whitley Park were rather less enthusiastic.
Having cancelled their pre-season trip to the USA, Arsenal
hastily-arranged a training ground kickabout against Millwall on Saturday.
And although Mikel Arteta used 20 players during the course of a game that
his side won 4-1, Joe Willock wasn't sighted.
Next up for the Gunners is a home friendly against Chelsea this coming
Doncaster Rovers 2 Newcastle 3
Dylan's double delight
Darlington 1 Newcastle U23s 3
Goals are online
Former Magpie Patrick van Aanholt is in the process of
completing a free transfer move to Turkish side Galatasaray.
SJP old boys on the move - first team:
Sammy Ameobi Middlesbrough
Christian Atsu Al Raed (Saudi Arabia)
Demba Ba Lugano (Switzerland)
Fabricio Coloccini Aldosivi (Argentina)
Ryan Donaldson Morpeth Town
Yasin Ben El-Mhanni Southend (trial)
Nacho Gonzalez Danubio (Uruguay)
Achraf Lazaar Reading (trial)
Kazenga LuaLua Genclerbirligi (Turkey)
Sylvain Marveaux Charlotte FC (USA)
Danny Rose Watford
Florian Thauvin Tigres UANL (Mexico)
Andros Townsend Everton
Gini Wijnaldum Paris SG (France)
SJP old boys:
Former Newcastle reserve/junior players and staff with new clubs:
Mikel Antia Charlotte FC (USA) C
Kieren Aplin Hebburn Town (loan)
Yannick Aziakonou Ashington
Owen Bailey Gateshead (trial)
Craig Baxter Dunston UTS
Rafa Benitez Everton M
Habib Beye Red Star Paris (France) C
Tony Caig Falkirk (Scotland) AC
Kyle Cameron Notts County
Colin Calderwood Northampton Town C
Ian Cathro Spurs C
Nicky Deverdics Blyth Spartans
Joan Edmundsson Waasland-Beveren (Belgium)
Paul Farman Barrow
Owen Gallacher Crawley Town
Macaulay Gillesphey Plymouth Argyle
Alex Gilliead Bradford City
Jamie Harley Everton (Sports Science)
Mackenzie Heaney York City
Michael Hoganson (Whickham)
Louis Johnson Guisborough Town
Joe Kerridge Seaham Red Star
Peter Lovenkrands Fremad (Denmark) M
Marcus Maddison Spalding United
Ryan McGorrigan Ashington
Callum Morris Morpeth Town
Scott Parker Bournemouth M
Cedwyn Scott Gateshead
Louis Storey Gateshead P/C
Steve Stone Burnley C
Pledge reaches £100K
here on April 10th, the 1892 Pledge scheme launched by the
Newcastle United Supporters Trust (NUST) has now passed the £100K milestone.
The scheme aims to build up funds to achieve supporter representation in the
event of the club's future sale.
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Season 2021/22 |
The season ticket renewal cut off date was 5pm on
Fri 23.07.2021. Public sale has now begun.
NUFC confirm that new ST cards will be issued for this season.
U23s v Blyth Spartans (a) @ Croft Park, 7.30pm. Friendly.
Public sale now from home club,
£10 adults (seats), £8 (standing).
Sat 07.08.2021 Norwich City (h) @ SJP, 2pm. Friendly.
now, £10 adults, £5 concessions, (£20 and £10
on the day of the game).
U23s v Liverpool U23s (a) @ LFC Academy, Kirkby, 1pm. Friendly.
Tue 10.08.2021 or Wed 11.08.2021 Carabao Cup Second Round draw
includes NUFC, precise date/time tbc.
Sat 14.08.2021 U18s v Burnley (h) @ Little Benton, 1pm.
U18 Premier League.
Sun 15.08.2021 West Ham (h) @ SJP, 2pm. Premier League.
Ticket details tbc.
Live on Sky Sports.
Mon 16.08.2021 U23s v Reading
(h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm.
Premier League 2.
Sat 21.08.2021 U18s v Wolves (a) @ Sir Jack Hayward
Training Ground, 11am.
U18 Premier League.
Sat 21.08.2021 Aston Villa (a) @ Villa Park, 3pm. Premier League.
Ticket details tbc.
Mon 23.08.2021 Birmingham City (a) @ St. Andrews', 7pm.
Premier League 2.
2021/22 PL season:
Transfer window ends 31.08.2021
Season ends Sunday 22.05.2022
Live TV confirmation dates:
these are all "approximate dates"
Fri 07.08.2021 Oct 2021
Thu 16.09.2021 Nov 2021
Mon 11.10.2021 Dec 2021/Jan 2022
Tue 14.12.2021 Feb 2022
Mon 24.01.2022 Mar 2022
Mon 21.02.2022 Apr 2022
Mon 04.04.2022 May 2022
NUFC Live on TV:
West Ham (h)
Fri 17.09.2021 Leeds United (h)
(TV picks to 27.09.2021 made).
Papa John's Trophy:
Newcastle U21s were drawn in Northern Group H, along with
Harrogate Town, Mansfield Town and Sheffield Wednesday.
GS1: w/c 30.08.2021
GS2: w/c 04.10.2021
GS3: w/c 08.11.2021
R3: w/c 29.11.2021
Ties listed by EFL as follows:
31.08.2021 Sheff Wed (a) 7pm
05.10.2021 Harrogate (a) 7.45pm
09.11.2021 Mansfield (a) 7.45pm
Other events @ SJP:
Magic Weekend XIV
(held over from 2020):
Castleford Tigers v Salford
St Helens v Catalans Dragons
Leeds Rhinos v Hull FC
Huddersfield Giants v Wakefield
Wigan Warriors v Warrington
Leigh Centurions v Hull KR
Rugby League WC Finals:
England v Samoa (2.30pm)
International Magpies |
National Service |
Whoops, He did it Again...
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
On This Day in History |
1st August |
Born Or Died:
1892 Robert McIntosh born, Dundee, Scotland. (1920-24)
Midfielder signed by Newcastle from his
hometown club Dundee ahead of the 1920/21 season, at a cost of £1,250.
Making his first team debut in a 0-0 draw at West Bromwich Albion in September
1920, Robert's first season at SJP saw him make 33 league appearances as United
finished fifth in the top flight.
His first United goal came in a Tyne -wear derby game at SJP in November 1921,
earning his side a point in a 2-2 draw.
Losing his regular place in the side to Tim Curry in October 1923, McIntosh
made only occasional appearances that season and played no part in the club's
successful FA Cup run.
Having failed to feature for the first team the following season, he joined
Stockport County for £500 in October 1924.
1974 Dennis Lawrence born,
Morvant, Trinidad & Tobago. (2000)
Giant defender who impressed Sir
Bobby Robson when he faced United in an end-of- season friendly in Trinidad in
Lawrence had an unsuccessful trial at SJP some four months later, before
returning to his club, Defence Force in Jamaica.
He did subsequently appear in the Football League for Wrexham, Swansea City,
and Crewe Alexandra (the latter on loan).
Returning to his native Trinidad in 2009 with
San Juan Jabloteh, Lawrence resurfaced at former club Wrexham in March 2010 but
after training with them opted to retire.
Gaining his UEFA "B" licence, Dennis was reunited with ex-Jacks team mate Roberto
Martinez on the Wigan Athletic coaching staff, following him on to Everton in
By 2017 he'd been appointed Head Coach of the Trinidad & Tobago national
1978 Steven Paris born, Uphall, Scotland.
Schoolboy international goalkeeper who had been on the books of Rangers before
linking up with Newcastle's Academy in 1995.
Failing to make the breakthrough at SJP, Steven returned to his native Scotland
and joined Hamilton Academical in 1996.
Edinburgh Select (Scotland) (a)|
McGuigan(1-1), Eastham(70), White(81),
Bauld(50), Scott(60), Ormond(72)
Another United visit for
this annual pre-season charity fixture, played this year
at Easter Road.
Simpson (Harvey), Keith, McMichael, Scoular, Stokoe,
Mitchell (Bell), Taylor, Eastham, White, Allchurch,
Dundee United (Scotland) (a)
Following the two-legged Fairs Cup tie of Sept/Oct
1969, the Terrors became frequent friendly foes.
A meeting in February 1970 at SJP followed, while this
Tannadice game was restaged on Tyneside just four days
Jim Smith headed home Keith Dyson's cross to put United
ahead and Dyson then provide the touch for Wyn Davies to
lob in a second.
The victory was overshadowed by the late loss of Frank
Clark with an injury to his right knee, having just
returned to training following a cartilage operation on
his left knee.
Team: McFaul, Craig,
Clark, Gibb, McNamee, Moncur, Robson, Dyson, Davies, Smith
(Foggon 80), Mitchell. Sub n/u: Burleigh.
1977 SC Telstar
United's pre-season programme kicked off with defeat in
the Dutch town of Velsen, despite Mickey Burns taking John
Bird's pass and grabbing the opening goal via a post.
Mahoney, Gorry, Kennedy, Cassidy, Bird (Callachan),
McCaffery, Barrowclough, Blackhall (Oates) Burns (Cannell),
1978 At Croft
Park meanwhile, Blyth Spartans registered a noteworthy 4-1
win over Dutch side Den Bosch.
Newcastle boss Bill McGarry was present to see striker
Alan Shoulder help himself to a hat trick, while there was
a debut in green and white for David Craig, after ending
his long association with the Magpies.
Torquay United (a)
Shoulder(14), Walker(38), Mitchell(65)
The Magpies paid their first- ever visit to Plainmoor
on this Wednesday evening and quickly conceded.
Bill McGarry's side recovered to win the game however,
despite Alan Shoulder seeing a 56th minute penalty saved
by John Turner.
Brownlie, Davies, Cartwight, Barton (Mitchell), Bird,
Nicholson (Armstrong) Withe, Walker, Shoulder, Hibbitt
Wigan Athletic (a)
McDonald(38,56), Roeder(60), Beardsley(69)
Following defeats by Leicester City and Blackburn
Rovers, United concluded their first appearance at the Isle of Man
Tournament with victory over the Latics in Castletown.
Hedworth, McKinnon, Davies, Reilly, Roeder, McDonald,
Megson, Cunningham, Beardsley. Heard.
1987 Brondby IF
United's pre-season preparations began in the town of
Glostrup, near to Copenhagen.
In the home ranks was highly-rated youngster Brian Laudrup,
whose elder brother Michael had just completed a move to
M.Thomas, McDonald, Bailey (Tinnion), Anderson
(Stephenson), P.Jackson, Roeder, Hodges, Gascogne,
Goddard, Wharton, D.Jackson (A.Thomas).
Katrineholm (Sweden) (a)
Mirandinha, Hendrie, Robertson, O'Neill
A small crowd turned up to see new arrivals Andy Thorn
and John Hendrie debut on a bumpy pitch - the latter
marking the occasion with a goal.
1989 Mjallby AIF (Sweden) (a)
Quinn(15), McGhee(70), Brazil(60)
The penultimate date in Newcastle's five game
perambulation around Swedish non-entities took them to the
small town of Hällevik.
Mick Quinn got off the mark for his new club -
although the tribunal that would decide his transfer fee
were still yet to convene.
Wright, Ranson (Anderson 46), Thorn (Kristensen 46),
Scott, Sweeney, Gallacher (Brazil 46), Brock, Dillon,
Fereday, Quinn, McGhee.
Oadby Town (a)
og(Kirby), Gallacher, O'Brien
The black & white "bar code" strip
made its debut in this Leicestershire town, in a match
arranged by Magpies director and Oadby President Peter
After the match, Newcastle manager Jim Smith performed the
opening ceremony on a new clubhouse at Invicta Park.
York City (a)
Sheedy(17), Peacock(46), Carr(79)
continued their pre-season preparations by easing to
victory in this Saturday kickabout at Bootham
Venison, Beresford (Neilson 46), Bracewell, Kilcline,
Scott (Ranson 46), Clark, Peacock (Quinn 62), Kelly,
Watson (Carr 62), Sheedy.
United visited the Racecourse Ground to form the
opposition in Dixie McNeil's testimonial.
Some sources credited Peter Beardsley's goal as an own
after it was deflected in by Barry Hunter - a former
Magpies trainee who later found his way to the Racecourse
(Hooper 46), Neilson, Beresford, Lee, Venison, Peacock,
Fox, Jeffrey (Holland 70), Beardsley, Mathie.
S-League All Stars (a) 5-0 (2-0)
Ferdinand(7), Ginola(25pen,73), Kitson(72,88)
The second game of United's tour of the Far East was
staged in front of a capacity crowd at Singapore's
New £15m signing Alan Shearer had linked up with the tour
party but didn't appear
in the game.
David Batty managed to get himself booked in what was a
combative kickabout at times, while manager Kevin Keegan
removed Tino Asprilla at half time after the Colombian had
been guilty of a trio of bad fouls.
Barton, Beresford, Peacock (Howey 67), Batty (Lee 46),
Albert (Elliott 57), Clark (Watson 67), Gillespie (Beardsley
57), Ferdinand, Asprilla (Kitson 46), Ginola.
1997 A Magpies
reserve XI drew 1-1 with non-league Chorley at their
Victory Park home, in a friendly staged as part of the
deal taking striker David Eatock to SJP.
The home side led at half time through Andy Gayle's 22nd
minute effort, before Eatock levelled 13 minutes before
Team: Keen, Arnison, Woodcock, S.Elliott, Paxton,
Kelly, Gibson (Lanzman 46), Barrett, Gudjonnson (Burghall
66), Pinas, Eatock. Sub n/u: Harper.
Benfica (Portugal) (n) 0-0 (0-0)
Day one of the JD Sports tournament held at the Riverside
Stadium saw the Magpies beaten on penalties after a drab
Graeme Souness's Benfica side won 4-3 in the shootout,
Steve Watson, Stuart Pearce and Temuri Ketsbaia on target
before Gary Speed and Ralf Keidel missed from the spot.
Temuri Ketsbaia reminded the watching Bobby
Robson of his qualities with two goals and a
string-pulling midfield display in a pre-season game at
Ahead through Shola Ameobi, the Borderers got back into the game after
the break and at one stage it was 2-3, before a quickfire
double from James Coppinger rounded off a 5-2 success in
front of 2,015
1860 Munich (Germany) (h)
Intertoto Cup Semi-final
Speed(5), LuaLua(80), Solano(89pen)
After a fine 3-2 victory in the Olympic Stadium,
United finished the job against the Germans and qualified
for the Intertoto Cup Final on a 6-3 aggregate.
Your correspondents will forever remember this game for a
bizarre pre-match meeting with a certain Mr Shepherd.
On the field, new signing Laurent Robert was paraded, but took no part in the game.
2003 So when was the last time we scored nine goals in
one night and lost? Read on....
(a) 3-4 (1-1)
Managed by Sir Bobby Robson, half of United's senior
squad lost at Hillsborough despite holding a 3-1 lead
midway through the second half.
Future Magpie striking flop Shefki Kuqi scored the winner
for third tier Wednesday.
NUFC.com match report
2003 Hartlepool United
Bellamy(9), Shearer(17,28,35), Solano(47), Speed(52)
At the same time another Magpies senior XI were filling their boots at Victoria
Park, under the command of coach John Carver.
Sporting Lisbon (Portugal) (h)
Two of the Newcastle Gateshead Cup and after routing
Rangers 4-2 24 hours earlier, Sir Bobby Robson's current
side were anything but impressive against his old one.
Patrick Kluivert made his Toon bow in what would be the
first of three visits to SJP Sporting made that season -
returning for a UEFA Cup group tie and a Quarter
draw for the UEFA Cup Second Qualifying Round paired us
with the Latvian league leaders FK Ventspils.
demands saw the
away leg switched to the Skonto Stadium, Riga, rather
than their own home ground - saving team, fans and telly
technicians a three
hour trek from the Latvian capital to the coastal town.
Hull City (a)
The floodwaters had receded from Hull, but provided
the travelling fans with material for their repertoire on
a night when there was precious little else for them to
Such was the youth and inexperience of the side that Sam
Allardyce was forced to field due to injuries that
goalkeeper Steve Harper remarked that he felt like "their
Hertha Berlin (Germany) (n)
A poor performance from Kevin Keegan's side in the
first of two matches to be played at Palma's ONO Stadium in
the Mallorca Cup.
Jonas Gutierrez made his Magpies debut in the stadium he
had called home until just a few weeks previously.
second string kicked off their
preparations for the season with a 4-1 win over Conference Premier side Gateshead at the International Stadium.
Mehdi Abeid, Romain Amalfitano, Conor Newton and Marcus
Maddison netted in front of 1,274 fans, while new defensive arrival Curtis
Good made his Magpies bow.
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Borussia Monchengladbach (Germany) (h)
A dispiriting pre-season for new boss Steve
McClaren came to a close at St.
Chancel Mbemba made his Toon bow but Thorgan Hazard (brother of Chelsea's
Eden) scored the only goal of the game.
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2017 The reserves beat
Northern League side Ashington 4-2 at Woodhorn Lane. Owen Bailey scored twice with Adam Wilson and Lewis McNall also on target.
2018 SC Braga (Portugal) (a)
a 0-0 draw in Porto, United moved on to Braga for their penultimate
pre-season game, making their debut in the striking setting of the Municipal Stadium.
Conceding four times without reply during the second half was soon overshadowed by
post match comments from Rafa Benitez that underlined a worsening
relationship with his employers, as they struggled to operate in the
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