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Tuesday 8th February
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Al-Ittihad 1
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Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium
Friday 28th January
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The Never-Ending Tour

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Everton (h) Public sale now
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Friendly success

Al-Ittihad  1  Newcastle 


Newcastle's first team squad concluded their six day visit to Saudi Arabia with a 70 minute training match in Jeddah on Friday.

Facing Saudi Professional League leaders Al-Ittihad at their Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium, the black and whites were led out by Kieran Trippier.

United took a ninth minute lead when Allan Saint-Maximin shot home, before Abderrazak Hamedallah levelled on 33 minutes, the Moroccan forward joining Al-Ittihad earlier this month.

Eddie Howe's side then won it thanks to a 57th minute effort from substitute Ryan Fraser - by which time both sides were a man short after a double dismissal - Ciaran Clark seeing red for United.

Although neither Paul Dummett nor Joelinton were risked, fellow Elland Road injury victim Jamaal Lascelles did appear from the bench.

Matty Longstaff meanwhile got his first minutes in a Newcastle shirt since returning from loan at Aberdeen, while Dwight Gayle played the full 70 minutes.

Team: Darlow (Gillespie 48), Trippier (Lascelles 36), Schar (Shelvey 36), Clark, Manquillo, Hendrick, Willock (S.Longstaff 62), S.Longstaff (M.Longstaff 36), Murphy, Saint-Maximin (Fraser 36), Gayle.
Sub n/u: Woodman

Sent off: Clark

Also in the training squad but not featuring in the match squad were Martin Dubravka, Jamal Lewis, Paul Dummett, Emil Krafth, Federico Fernandez, Joelinton, Max Thompson and Callum Wilson.

Miggy Almiron and Chris Wood were elsewhere on international duty while Isaac Hayden is recuperating from knee surgery. We're insure whether matt Ritchie travelled to Saudi.

AI: tbc
Subs n/u: tbc

Sent off: Hamedallah

Referee: tbc


Premier League rules meant that no live TV coverage of the game was permitted and it had to be played behind closed doors in the 27,000 capacity ground.

This was the smaller of the two main venues in Jeddah; the larger King Abdullah Sports City stadium in Jeddah had hosted Saudi Arabia's 1-0 World Cup qualifying win over Oman on Thursday with members of the Newcastle party present.

Bruno: medical set

Newcastle's third signing of the January transfer window is now in sight, after agreement was reached with French side Olympique Lyonnais for the transfer of midfielder Bruno Guimaraes.

The 24 year-old defensive midfielder was an unused substitute for Brazil on Thursday as they drew 1-1 in a World Cup qualifier against Ecuador in Quito*.

He'll reportedly undergo his medical in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte on Friday, ahead of Brazil's meeting there with Paraguay on Tuesday.

A deal for Bruno was reportedly struck when Newcastle increased their offer to around £35m, with bonuses taking the total figure over £40m.

United remain active in the transfer market amid a barrage of speculation over further possible signings before the window closes at 11pm on Monday.

* given that there were two red cards, two rescinded red cards, two spot kick awards overturned by VAR and a goal disallowed, then perhaps it's as well that he remained on the bench....

Wood on target

Magpies striker Chris Wood marked his latest cap for New Zealand on Friday with a goal against Jordan in Abu Dhabi.

Trailing 0-1, the All Whites levelled just before the half hour when Wood converted a penalty. However Jordan almost immediately regained the lead with a spot kick conversion of their own, netting again after the break to win the friendly 3-1.

New Zealand return to action on Tuesday against Uzbekistan in Dubai, the games acting as warm-ups for the Oceania World Cup qualifying tournament, staged in Qatar from March 18th to 30th.

Meanwhile there was another defeat for a Paraguay side featuring Miguel Almiron on Thursday. Miggy played the full 90 minutes of a 0-1 home loss to Uruguay in their World Cup qualifier.

With hopes of qualification for Qatar later this year fading fast, they now travel to Belo Horizonte to face Brazil on Tuesday.

Loan lads:
Cass blow

Port Vale confirm that Newcastle defender Lewis Cass has had his loan spell at the League Two side truncated by injury. 

Cass - 22 next month - sustained ankle damage in training ahead of Saturday's visit of Scunthorpe United and isn't expected to play again this season.
That leaves just two Magpies currently out on loan - although that number is set to increase next month.

Oisin McEntee (Morton)
Raith Rovers (h) Scottish Championship, Friday.


Kelland Watts (Wigan Athletic)
Cheltenham Town (a) League One, Saturday.

Premier League:
PL TV fixtures
- one change

Premier League TV fixture alterations for March have now been announced, with one of Newcastle's three scheduled games that month moving as a consequence.

United's trip to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea is now a 2pm start on Sunday March 13th, live on Sky Sports.

The home games against Brighton and Crystal Palace haven't been selected and will go ahead as follows:

Sat 05.03.2022 Brighton (h) 3pm
Sat 19.03.3022 Crystal Palace (h) 3pm*

* A new date would still be required for the Palace home game were the Eagles to make it through to the FA Cup Sixth Round/Quarter Finals, scheduled for the weekend of March 19th.

Patrick Vieira's side host Hartlepool United in the Fourth Round on Saturday week, with victory seeing them progress to the Fifth Round on Wednesday March 2nd.

There's no indication when Newcastle's two postponed PL games - away at Everton and Southampton - will be played as yet.

Logic would suggest that once the Fourth FA Cup Round ties conclude on Sunday week (there are no replays), those PL dates would begin to trickle out - with the Fifth Round night on or around March 2nd one possible slot, depending on which top flight sides have been knocked out. 

PS: Looking ahead to April, progress for Leicester City to the FA Cup Semi-Finals would see their PL visit to SJP on or around April 16th also rescheduled.

Villans in Toon

Beaten for the first time in eight league and cup matches last time out, Newcastle U23s return to PL2 action at Whitley Park on Monday, January 31st (7pm).

Their opponents are Aston Villa in a game that was scheduled for last December, but abandoned after 28 minutes due to winter weather conditions. The visitors were 1-0 up at that point.

Premier League:
We all love leads!

Leeds United  0  Newcastle  1


Match report

Seasiders date set

Newcastle's U18 side have been handed an away tie against Blackpool in the Fifth Round of this season's FA Youth Cup.

That's now confirmed as a 7pm kick-off at Bloomfield Road on Wednesday 16th February. An outcome must be reached on the night, via extra time and penalties if required.

FAYC Fifth Round ties:

Blackburn 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday
Bournemouth v Leicester City
Liverpool v Chelsea
Cambridge United v Nottingham Forest
Manchester United v Everton
Charlton v Brighton & Hove Albion
Wolves v Spurs
Blackpool v Newcastle United

Unlikely lad:

Andy for Albion

Former Magpie Andy Carroll is expected to become a West Bromwich Albion player in the coming hours - assuming that he passes a medical at The Hawthorns.

The 33 year-old scored twice in eight appearances for fellow Championship side Reading this season but is now out of contract again and expected to become a Baggie until the summer.

PS: Claims that SJP old boy DeAndre Yedlin was set to return to England with Hull City look wide of the mark - with a move to MLS side Inter Miami looming.

The 28 year-old full back is a free agent after reaching agreement to leave Turkish side Galatasaray only a year after joining them.

Premier League:
Everton (h)

The Magpies return to action on Tuesday February 8th, when Everton provide the opposition in a Premier League fixture at SJP.

It's a 7.45pm kick-off live on BT Sports and the remaining tickets are now on full public sale.

Pre-match: We're delighted to have The Dog and Parrot bar on board with us again this season, opposite Times Square on Clayton Street West/Neville Street.

Former Magpie Malcolm Macdonald will be holding a pre-match talk-in from 6pm with free entry.

NUFC: To follow

Boyle are offering new sign-ups via a Bet £10 get £30 offer via mobile devices (app download isn't required; desktop customers qualify for a £25 bet bundle offer on sign-up instead). 

Find that online here

Key Terms: New UK customers (Excluding NI) only. Mobile exclusive. Min stake £10. Min odds Evs. Free bet applied on 1st settlement of any qualifying bet. 30 days to qualify. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out/Free Bets won’t apply. Payment method restrictions. 1 Free Bet offer per customer, household & IP Address only. 18+. T&Cs apply

EFC: Abdoulaye Doucoure and Fabian Delph are both injured.

SJP old boys Andros Townsend and Salomon Rondon are both now at Everton.

Following the dismissal of Manager Rafa Benitez, the Toffees suffered a 0-1 defeat at home to Aston Villa last Saturday - with former Magpie striker Duncan Ferguson acting as interim boss.

Everton have won just one of their last 14 PL matches and have an identical record away from Goodison Park to that of Newcastle on the road this season: won one, drawn three and lost six.


VAR: tbc

UK TV: Live on BT Sport

Overseas TV: tbc

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Latest PL fixtures:

Sat 05.02.2022:
Burnley v Watford (6pm) BT

Tue 08.02.2022:
Newcastle v Everton (7.45pm) BT
West Ham v Watford (7.45pm) BT
Burnley v Manchester United (8pm) BT

Wed 09.02.022:
Manchester City v Brentford (7.45pm) BT
Norwich City v Crystal Palace (7.45pm) BT
Spurs v Southampton (7.45pm) BT
Aston Villa v Leeds United (8pm) BT

Thu 10.02.2022:
Liverpool v Leicester City (7.45pm) BT
Wolves v Arsenal (7.45pm) BT


Toffees @ SJP - Premier years:

2020/21 Won 2-1 Wilson 2
2019/20 Lost 1-2 Schar
2018/19 Won 3-2 Rondon, Perez 2
2017/18 Lost 0-1
2015/16 Lost 0-1
2014/15 Won 3-2 Cisse, Perez, Colback
2013/14 Lost 0-3
2012/13 Lost 1-2 Cisse
2011/12 Won 2-1 OG, R.Taylor
2010/11 Lost 1-2 Best
2008/09 Drew 0-0
2007/08 Won 3-2 Butt, Emre, Owen
2006/07 Drew 1-1 Ameobi
2005/06 Won 2-0 Solano 2
2004/05 Drew 1-1 Bellamy
2003/04 Won 4-2 Bellamy, Dyer, Shearer 2
2002/03 Drew 3-3 Dyer 2, OG (LC: 2-3 on pens)
2002/03 Won 2-1 Shearer, Bellamy
2001/02 Won 6-2 Shearer, Cort, O'Brien, Solano 2, Bernard
2000/01 Lost 0-1
1999/00 Drew 1-1 Shearer
1998/99 Lost 1-3 Shearer
1998/99 Won 4-1 Ketsbaia 2, Shearer, Georgiadis (FAC)
1997/98 Won 1-0 Lee
1996/97 Won 4-1 Ferdinand, Lee, Shearer, Elliott
1995/96 Won 1-0 Ferdinand
1994/95 Won 2-0 Fox, Beardsley
1993/94 Won 1-0 Allen

Trees too tricky

Newcastle U23s  0  Nottingham Forest U23s  1

Match report


The final episode of a free NUFC history Podcast series hosted by the Chronicle is now available online here

Premier League:
West Ham (a)
seating changes

Two areas of the Trevor Brooking Stand that will be occupied by Newcastle fans at West Ham's London Stadium next month have been altered:

The lower section has been extended further across the area formerly occupied by the running track so that seats are now square on to the pitch rather than curved:

lower tier as now configured

lower tier as was configured

The upper section of the Trevor Brooking Stand meanwhile has been reconfigured with rail seating, creating PL-licenced standing areas (photo awaited).

PS: rail seating is also now in place at Stamford Bridge, with both upper and lower tiers of the Shed End among areas remodelled - including the away sections. Newcastle are due there in March.

Rail seating has been approved on a trial basis as part of the safe standing initiative and described by HM Government thus:

"Each supporter will occupy the same area that they would take up if they were sitting, with a traceable, numbered ticket.

"Barriers will be in place behind and in front of every individual. Seats must not be locked in the up or down position, so fans can choose to sit if they wish to, and the standing areas must not affect the views of other fans."

Senior Cup date set

Northern League North Shields confirm that their Northumberland Senior Cup Semi-Final tie against Newcastle U23s is scheduled to be played on Thursday February 24th.

Kick-off is 7.30pm at the Daren Persson Stadium.

The two sides last met in this competition at the same stage in 2017, Shields winning 10-9 on penalties after 120 minutes of play left the sides locked at 1-1.

The other Semi-Final tie sees the winners of the Morpeth Town versus Blyth Spartans Quarter Final* enjoy home advantage against Bedlington Terriers.

* To be played on Tuesday February 1st.

PS: For anyone planning on watching the Newcastle tie at North Shields, be aware that buses replace Metros between St James and Tynemouth between February 21st and 25th.





Season 2021/22

2021/22 match tickets shown as being on public sale require registration on the NUFC ticket website - this can be done in advance of the ticket sale.

Mon 31.01.2022 U23s v Aston Villa U23s (h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm. Premier League 2.

Mon 31.01.2022 Transfer window closes 11pm.

Sat 05.02.2022 U18s v Nottingham Forest U18s (h) @ Little Benton, 2pm. U18 Premier League.

Mon 07.02.2022 U23s v Burnley U23s (a) @ Lancashire FA, Leyland, 7pm. Premier League 2.

Tue 08.02.2022 Everton (h) @ SJP, 7.45pm. Premier League.
Public sale now. Live on BT Sport.

Sun 13.02.2022 Aston Villa (h) @ SJP, 2pm. Premier League. Public sale now (all). Live on Sky Sports.

Mon 14.02.2022 U23s v Huddersfield Town U23s (a) @ John Smith's Stadium, 7pm. Premier League Cup.

Wed 16.02.2022 U18s v Blackpool U18s (a) @ Bloomfield Road, 7pm. FA Youth Cup Fifth Round.

Sat 19.02.2022 U18s v Boro U18s (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League. Fixture reversed, was (a) now (h).

Sat 19.02.2022 West Ham (a) @ London Stadium, 12.30pm. Premier League.
ST holder sale now, 30 points. £30 adults, £20 all concessions. Allocation: tbc. Live on BT Sport.

Mon 21.02.2022 U23s v Fulham U23s (h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm. Premier League 2.

Thu 24.02.2022 U23s v North Shields (a) @ Daren Persson Stadium, 7.30pm.
Northumberland Senior Cup Semi-Final.

Sat 26.02.2022 U18s v Leeds United U18s (h) @ Little Benton, Noon. U18 Premier League.

Sat 26.02.2022 Brentford (a) @ Brentford Community Stadium, 3pm. Premier League. ST holder sale now, 140 points. £30 adults, £25 seniors/18-25,£20 U18s. Allocation: 1,700.

Future on sale dates:

05.03.2022 Brighton (h)

ST/member: Mon 07.02.2022
Public (online): Mon 14.02.2022
Public (all): Mon 21.02.2022

19.03.2022 Palace (h)
ST/member: Mon 21.02.2022
Public (online): Mon 28.02.2022
Public (all): Mon 07.03.2022

09.04.2022 tbc Wolves (h)
ST/member: Tue 08.03.2022
Public (online): Tue 15.03.2022
Public (all): Tue 22.03.2022

16.04.2022 tbc Leicester C (h)
ST/member: Mon 14.03.2022
Public (online): Mon 21.03.2022
Public (all): Mon 28.03.2022

Postponed PL games - new dates tbc:

Everton (a)
was 30.12.2021
Southampton (a)
was 02.01.2022

2021/22 PL season:

Season ends Sun 22.05.2022


Live TV confirmation dates:  

"approximate dates"

Mon 21.02.2022
Apr 2022
Mon 04.04.2022
May 2022

NUFC Live on TV:

Tue 08.02.2021 Everton (h) 7.45pm BT
Sun 13.02.2021 Aston Villa (h) 2pm Sky
Sat 19.02.2021 West Ham (a) 12.30pm BT
Sun 13.03.2021 Chelsea (h) 2pm Sky

(TV picks to Sun 20.02.2022 made).

Northumberland Senior Cup SF:
24.02.022 North Shields v NUFC U23s
Morpeth Town or Blyth Spartans v Bedlington Terriers

(01.02.2022 Morpeth v Blyth QF)

Youth Cup Fifth Round:
Blackpool (a)
(to be played by Sat 05.02.2022)

U23 PL Cup Group G:
Birmingham City, Huddersfield Town,
Watford (h & a)

season dates:

Premier League:

Season starts 06.08.2022
Season halts 14.11.2022 (R16)
Season restarts 26.12.2022 (R17)
Season ends 28.05.2023

Season starts 30.07.2022
Season halts 14.11.2022 (R16)
Season restarts 10.12.2022 (R17)
Season ends 06.05.2023
(Playoff F 27.05-29.05.2023)

Other events @ SJP:

Rugby League Magic Weekend:

Sat 09.07.2022:
Wakefield v Toulouse (2.30pm)
St Helens v Wigan (4.45pm)
Leeds v Castleford Tigers (7pm)

Sun 10.07.2022:
Huddersfield v Salford (1pm)
Catalans v Warrington (3.15pm)
Hull FC v Hull KR (5.30pm)

Rugby League WC Finals:

Sat 15.10.2022:
England v Samoa (2.30pm)


International Magpies
National Service

International breaks: 

24.01.2022-02.02.2022 (ex-Europe)

21.11.2022-18.12.2022 (WCF)
Coxy's Corner

Whoops, He did it Again...

What's this all about then? Click here for a rambling explanation of sorts....

On This Day in History
28th January

Born Or Died:

1948 Stuart Boam born, Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. (1979-81)

Rugged central defender who began his career at Mansfield Town in 1966, after being spotted playing for Kirkby Colliery by former Newcastle player Sammy Weaver.

Making his first team bow for the Stags during the following season, Boam's form prompted a £50K move to a Middlesbrough side managed by Stan Anderson in 1971.

Appointed club Captain by Jack Charlton, Stuart helped Boro gain promotion and he was a regular for the following eight seasons, playing over 500 games.

However, he missed out on a testimonial when Boro opted to sell him to Newcastle in August 1979. It later transpired that Boro lacked the necessary funds to complete a deal for United's Irving Nattrass and Boam departed after being valued at £150K. 

Debuting alongside David Barton in central defence for a 2-1 home win over Chelsea, Stuart scored his first goal for the club in a League Cup tie against the mackems.

A virtual ever-present under manager Bill McGarry, his successor Arthur Cox kept Boam in his side. However, the club's FA Cup Fifth Round loss to Exeter City and a run of poor league results saw Cox make changes and Boam's final game was a 0-0 draw at Oldham Athletic in February 1981. 

Released that summer, Stuart returned to Field Mill as player boss (assisted by ex-Magpie Geoff Allen) but struggled with his fitness and left after two years.   

Returning to the North East with Hartlepool United, Stuart managed a single appearance for them before injury forced him to quit. 

Moving into non-league with Guisborough Town, Boam worked for Kodak and ran a newsagents/convenience store in his hometown until retiring in 2007.

A further involvement with United came during the Jim Smith era, when he carried out some scouting missions for the club.

1963 Death of Bert Chandler, 66.
Came from Derby and left for Sheffield United where he was blacklisted by the FA for Players' Union subs irregularities at which point his league career ended. 

1989 Siem De Jong born, Aigle, 
Switzerland (2014-17) 

United's third arrival of summer 2014 was the Ajax captain, who signed a six year deal after moving into the final 12 months of his contract with the Dutch champions.

The elder brother of Magpies loan flop Luuk, Siem was also born in Switzerland but raised in Holland from an early age and first linked up with the Ajax academy in 2005.

A senior debut followed in September 2007 and his 244 competitive games for them brought him a total of 78 goals.  

Appointed captain in 2012, Siem featured in four successive title winning sides but was missing for half of the 2013/14 season due to a series of hamstring issues.

Those fitness concerns saw him excluded from the Dutch 2014 World Cup squad, failing to add to his six full caps.

After a promising pre-season during which he marked his Newcastle debut with a goal in a friendly at Oldham, Siem's competitive bow came as a substitute in a 0-0 draw at Aston Villa in August 2014. 

Starting the 1-0 League Cup success at Gillingham three days later, De Jong was in the side that drew 3-3 with Crystal Palace the following Saturday but picked up a serious thigh injury in training days later.

Belatedly returning to the side in April 2015, Siem netted his first competitive goal soon after arriving from the bench during a 2-3 home defeat by Swansea City.

A second strike followed in the Capital One Cup against Northampton Town early the next season as he featured regularly under Steve McClaren - albeit usually as a sub.

Further misfortune then befell Siem early in 2016, sustaining an eye injury in training that saw him hospitalised amid claims that he'd been lucky not to lose his sight.

Following the installation of Rafa Benitez, De Jong made four substitute appearances as his team unsuccessfully fought relegation, the last of which saw him arrive in the 89th minute of a 0-0 draw at Aston Villa that virtually condemned us to the drop. 

A hamstring problem sustained during a training camp in Ireland saw Siem back on the sick list and he made a season-long loan move to PSV Eindhoven (reuniting with brother Luuk) in August 2016.

Playing regularly in Holland, Siem returned to SJP and featured in all six pre-season matches - making familiar noises about a new start.

Benitez had other ideas though, and a permanent move to former club Ajax came in August 2017.

Almost exactly a year later, De Jong exited from Ajax on a season-long loan deal to Australian A-League side Sydney.

Back at Ajax for Siem was mostly confined to bench duty, but did grab a 26-minute treble during a 7-0 Dutch Cup victory over Spakenburg in early 2020.

He briefly joined MLS side FC Cincinnatti in February 2020 but soon returned to the Netherlands and signed for SC Heerenveen in December of the same year.


What Else?

1893 Stockton (a)
Jones(0-1), Townley(1-2,1-3)
United were beaten by the odd goal in five at Stockton's Victoria Ground home. Stockton got an early goal which Jock Sorley equalised after the interval. Bill Townley scored twice in a few minutes before Sorley got his second late on.

Team: Whitton, Jeffrey, Miller, Collins, Graham, McKane, Reay, Crate, Thompson, Sorley, Wallace.

1899 Glossop North End (a)
FA Cup 1st Round
(some sources 8,000)
"A large contingent from Newcastle"
were at North Road for the first ever meeting of the two teams.

In their first season as a Football League club, The Peakites won promotion to Division One and United drew 0-0 there 15 months later.

1905 Manchester City (a)
Division One
P23, 20pts, 4th/18 
), Jones(45), Hynds(87)

1911 Middlesbrough (a)
Division One
P26, 30pts, 4th/20 
Stewart(20), Randall(58) 

1922 Preston North End (a)
FA Cup 2nd Round 
), Roberts(65), Rawlings(83)
United were aggrieved when Stan Seymour bundled the ball home just before half time, only for the referee to penalise him for a foul on the home goalkeeper.

1933 Portsmouth (a)
Division One
P26, 33pts, 4th/22 
Weddle(47), McCarthy(89)

1939 Southampton (a)
Division Two
P26, 31pts, 4th/22 

1939 meanwhile at SJP, the reserve side were in Central League action against Bolton Wanderers.

The Trotters ran out 1-0 winners.

1947 Burnley (a)
Division Two
P27, 34pts, 3rd/22 

1950 Chelsea (a)
FA Cup 4th Round 
Billington(13,26), Campbell(82)

1956 Fulham (a)
FA Cup 4th Round 
Milburn(17), Stokoe(21
), Casey(27), Keeble(76,80) 
), Hill(75) 
An amazing tie at Craven Cottage against the Second Division hosts saw United take a 3-0 lead before the half hour mark.

Tosh Chamberlain reduced the arrears before the interval and then had another effort disallowed on 58 minutes by linesman Jack Taylor.

Unbowed, he then twice evaded full back Arnold Woollard - who was later taken to hospital after being unable to see out of one eye - and levelled at 3-3.

Jimmy Hill (yes, that one) forced the ball past Simpson from in at the Putney End to put the Cottagers ahead, only for reality to intervene as Vic Keeble netted twice - one via an old fashioned shoulder charge on the 'keeper.

Hill later commented that this was:

"The most exciting match of my life. Anyone who was there will tell you that it was the most exciting cup tie they ever saw."

Magpies Captain Jimmy Scoular was sidelined through injury, but travelled with five mates to watch the game, buying tickets in the Main Stand and travelling back to Tyneside on the overnight train.
Youtube footage is online here

1956 Meanwhile at the Baseball Ground, the Magpies reserve side lost 0-3 to Derby County - for whom South African-born forward Alf Ackermann netted a hat-trick in the 5th, 22nd and 87th minutes.

Newcastle's youngsters lost 1-7 to Manchester United in front of 26,282 fans at Old Trafford.

Alan Spears put the visitors ahead but the hosts hit back to lead 3-1 at the interval. Among the home scorers was Bobby Charlton (2) and Wilf McGuinness.

Following their victory at Craven Cottage, United confirmed that Manager Duggie Livingstone had left the club.

1961 Newcastle's FA Cup Fourth Round tie against Stockport County was called off just an hour before the scheduled 3pm kick-off.

Hopes were high that it would be played after the SJP pitch had been covered all week by plastic sheeting.

Once that was removed on matchday though, a two hour rainstorm left the surface sticky, but the Fourth Division visitors were mystified by the postponement - having played on a far worse surface at Exeter's Saint James Park a week earlier.

The tie was played the following Wednesday night, with the Magpies winning 4-0.

1967 Coventry City (a)
FA Cup 3rd Round 
og(McNamee)(4), Gibson(21), Rees(75) 
A classic cup tie unfolded at Highfield Road in the presence of England Manager Alf Ramsey.

The second tier Sky Blues lost out to their First Division visitors but went on to win promotion that season.

1976 Coventry City (h)
FA Cup 4th Round Replay 
Burns(24), Gowling(38), Macdonald(70,74),
Fourth Round replay joy for United with Supermac to the fore, scoring two and making two.

With a League Cup Final place secured the previous Wednesday, this was the nearest we've been to a double Wembley appearance.
Youtube footage is online here

1978 Wrexham (h)
FA Cup 4th Round 
Bird(56), Blackhall(66)
With the BBC Match of the Day cameras in attendance at SJP, Bill McGarry's side took the lead through John Bird's header - only for Dixie McNeil to quickly level from inside the six yard box.

A fine effort from Ray Blackhall then looked to have won it for United only for McNeil to grab a late leveller that silenced the Blaydon Races choruses and condemned us to a replay at the Racecourse Ground. 

That finished 4-1 to Wrexham, handing them a Fifth Round Tie against Blyth Spartans, which went to a replay - at SJP.
Youtubefootage is online here

1995 Swansea City (h)
FA Cup 4th Round 
Much-derided striker Paul Kitson seized his chance to impress home fans with two headers and a delicate lob. 

That was enough to send the sizeable Jack Army back to League One empty-handed.
Youtube footage is online here

2004 United forward Lomana LuaLua was sent off during the first half of DR Congo's 3-0 loss to Tunisia in the African Nations Cup.

Lua was penalised in the closing minutes of the first half after a needless off-the-ball backheel on an opponent resulted in a straight red card.

This led to some argy-bargy as a clearly distraught Lua was reluctant to depart and most of his team mates had to intervene as he attempted to confront the whole Tunisian side.

It was almost five minutes before he was ushered away by the Tunisia coach and the game was able to restart and reach half time without too much further incident.

The scoreline meant that DR Congo - coached by Mick Wadsworth -  were the first team to be eliminated from the African Nations Cup Finals, with a game still to play.

2005 Magpies boss Graeme Souness publicly declared that Craig Bellamy would never play for him again after the player appeared on Sky to call his manager a liar.

By teatime, Bellamy seemed certain to sign for Birmingham City for £6m after Blues' Chairman David Gold appeared on national radio proclaiming a deal had been agreed.

However, Gold had jumped the gun and the player soon made it clear that he had no intention of decamping to St. Andrew's.

2006 Cheltenham Town (a) 2-0 (2-0)
FA Cup Fourth Round
Chopra(41), Parker(43)
United emerged unscathed from their first trip to Whaddon Road, as their League Two hosts failed to live up to the pre-match hype as potential giant killers.

A first domestic goal for the club from Michael Chopra was quickly followed by an attempted clearance from a home defender bouncing in off the chest of Scott Parker.

Better described as efficient rather than comfortable or convincing, the win meant that Graeme Souness remained as manager - but was ousted during the following week. match report

2008 The unbelievable and perplexing news broke that Dennis Wise was to be installed as a "suit" above manager Kevin Keegan.

Along with Tony Jimenez and Jeff Vetere, Executive Director Wise would oversee recruitment while KK would pick the team.

When asked about the appointment, Keegan simply replied: "I think that's a question for Chris Mort the chairman to answer when he comes back on Wednesday or Thursday. I'm just wanting to concentrate on Arsenal."

Having picked ourselves off the floor, our own verdict was this: "It's a bewildering appointment and if you'd asked us who would be the least likely person in football to come in and take a suited role above Kevin Keegan, then Dennis Wise would have been top of our list.

"And if you'd also asked us who is the most loathsome person in football and who would you like to never darken the doors of SJP then he would also have topped that list."

Probably the worst appointment ever made in the history of this club. Apart from JFK.

2009 Manchester City (a)
1-2 (0-1)
Premier League
P23, 23pts, 16th/20
Andy Carroll scored a late goal at the City of Manchester Stadium but by then the damage had been done, in more ways than one, as United made it seven without a win.

Shaun Wight-Phillips and inevitably Craig Bellamy netted but serious injuries to Michael Owen and Joey Barton - plus a suspension for Jonas Gutierrez - left United in crisis, ahead of the derby.

Joe Hart went between the posts for City, while Steve Harper kept goal for United, Magpies 'keeper Shay Given officially "injured" as a move to City loomed.

Meanwhile, Peter Lovenkrands debuted in place of the injured Joey Barton - Michael Owen having also limped off early in the game, on another black night for JFK match report

2012 Brighton & Hove Albion (a) 0-1 (0-0)
FA Cup Fourth Round
Alan Pardew's 50th game in charge of United saw him suffer a second successive FA Cup giant-killing.

An uninspiring tie was apparently drifting towards a scoreless conclusion and replay before Mike Williamson deflected a Will Buckley shot/cross past Tim Krul.

To compound our misery, TV channel ESPN ensured that Yohan Cabaye would miss the next three games by highlighting a challenge that was missed by referee Lee Probert. 

Probert also missed a blatant handball that should have seen the visitors awarded a penalty but, of course, nothing was done retrospectively about that.... match report

2014 Norwich City (a) 
Premier League
P23, 37pts, 8th/20
United's preparations for the midweek visit to Carrow Road were disrupted by the sale of Yohan Cabaye to Paris Saint Germain.

Despite that though, Alan Pardew's side were a class above Chris Hughton's mob and the victory should have been sealed well before Loic Remy and Bradley Johnson were both dismissed for a brainless confrontation.

Johnson inexplicably had his red card turned over on appeal but United lost their top scorer for three games - beginning with the following Saturday's home derby fixture. match report

2016 Defender Mike Williamson departed for Wolves in a permanent deal having already appeared five times for Wanderers on a loan deal earlier in the season.

2017 Oxford United (a)
FA Cup 4th Round
Hemmings(46), Nelson(79), Lopez(87)
This exit barely counted as an upset as Rafa put out a scratch team that featured a player whose only previous senior game was in 2013, two rookies who debuted in the previous round and three returning from injury.

There was enough evidence in the first half to suggest that those on show were good enough to beat a mid-table third tier outfit and Aleksandar Mitrovic missed a 66th minute penalty that would have made it 1-1.

Sadly though, our perennial weakness of defending from set-pieces and responding positively when going behind again became evident after the break. match report

2018 Chelsea (a)
FA Cup 4th Round

Batshuayi(31,44), Alonso(72)

United's FA Cup campaign came to an inevitable end at Stamford Bridge, with their 15th successive failure to win an away tie in that competition.

There was a rare outing for left back Massadio Haidara as Rafa Benitez lamented a lack of transfer activity in post-match interviews. match report