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Leeds United 0
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Elland Road
Saturday 22nd January
Match report

The Never-Ending Tour

  Number of Newcastle
  games attended by in 2021/22:




Everton (h) Public sale now
Villa (h) Public sale now
West Ham (a) ST holder sale (40pts) now
Brentford (a) ST holder sale (140pts) now

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.

Midfielder signing
claims refuted

Press release from OL, Wednesday:

"Olympique Lyonnais categorically denies the false information disseminated by many media reporting an agreement between Newcastle and OL for the transfer of Brazilian international midfielder Bruno Guimaraes."

Despite the public stance of OL, it's widely claimed that negotiations to bring the 24 year-old defensive midfielder to SJP are ongoing. A fee of around £30m is claimed.

Trees too tricky

Newcastle U23s  0  Nottingham Forest U23s  1

Match report

Elliott Dickman's side return to PL2 action against Aston Villa at Whitley Park next Monday, January 31st (7pm).

Winter weather conditions caused the original fixture to be abandoned back in December, with the visitors 1-0 up.

Premier League:
Leeds (a) turnstile
delays - info please

If you were caught up in the significant congestion outside the away section at Elland Road before kickoff on Saturday, the Newcastle United Supporters Trust are keen to hear about your experience.

DM them on twitter @nufctrust or email via

Statement from Leeds United, Monday:

The club acknowledges the complaints raised by some Newcastle United supporters regarding issues experienced entering Elland Road on Saturday.

Leeds United will now work with the Newcastle United Supporters Trust, West Yorkshire Police and our own safety team to review the issues raised and ensure we continue to provide a safe environment for everyone attending our stadium.

We will not make any further comment until a review is complete.

Premier League:
We all
love leads!

Leeds United  0  Newcastle  1


First away win in sight

Match report

Kickabout BCD
- and no live TV

Newcastle's first team squad are currently in Saudi Arabia for a week-long warm weather training camp.

The Magpies are based in Jeddah and will play a friendly against Saudi Professional League leaders Al-Ittihad on Friday. That's now confirmed as being played behind closed doors without any live TV stream - both due to Premier League rules.

The squad is yet tbc, but Chris Wood and Miguel Almiron won't be involved as they have been called up for international duty.

Photos of the players arriving confirmed that Jamaal Lascelles, Joelinton and Paul Dummett were present, having all been replaced during Saturday's win at Leeds. Injury victim Callum Wilson also travelled.

The late show

Birmingham U23s  0  Newcastle U23s  2
Match report

mackem misery

mackems U18s  3  Newcastle  U18s  2

Fresh from their FA Youth Cup Fourth Round success, Newcastle's U18 side returned to league action but threw away a two-goal lead after making the short trip to wearside on Saturday.

The young Magpies got off to a great start with Ben Parkinson getting a seventh minute opener and Michael Ndiweni doubling the lead three minutes later.

But the home side replied after just two minutes through Chris Rigg and Tom Watson levelled in the 20th minute.

The game appeared to be heading for a draw until the final minute when Watson got his second and what proved to be the winner - completing a mackem derby double for the season and leaving the Magpies at the bottom of the table.

Team: M.Thompson, Powell, Charlton, J.Miley, C.Thompson, Stanton, Parkinson (Mavididi 61 [Emerson 86]), Bailey (Donaldson 56), Ndiweni, L.Miley, Crossley.
Subs n/u: Bessent, Chrystal.

Booked: C.Thompson.

Thanks to GP for image and info.

Loan lads

Latest Magpie loan action:

Kelland Watts (Wigan Athletic)
A night on the bench for Kell on Tuesday, as a young Latics side defeated Arsenal U21s 1-0 in the EFL Trophy.

Lewis Cass (Port Vale)
Lewis was on the bench for the goalless draw at Leyton Orient in League Two on Saturday but introduced in just the seventh minute.

Oisin McEntee (Morton)
Oisin arrived as a 76th minute substitute in Saturday's Scottish Cup Fourth Round at Motherwell on Saturday.

That took the tie into extra-time and Morton went ahead in the 105th only for the Steelmen to level from the spot before winning it in added time.

Seasiders up next

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

No date has been announced, but it's anticipated that the tie will be staged at Bloomfield Road.

FAYC Fifth Round draw:

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


New Zealand have selected Newcastle striker Chris Wood in their squad for a pair of friendly matches:

Fri 28.01.2022 Jordan (n) Abu Dhabi
Tue 01.02.2022 Uzbekistan (n) Dubai

Those two games act as warm-ups for the Oceania World Cup qualifying tournament, staged in Qatar from March 18th to 30th.

Paraguay meanwhile have included Miguel Almiron for two World Cup qualifiers as follows:

Thu 27.01.2022 Uruguay (h)
Tue 01.02.2022 Brazil (a)

Royal rout

Reading U23s  1  Newcastle U23s  4

Match report


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

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

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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

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.

28.01.2022 Al-Itthad(KSA) (a) @ venue tbc, KO tbc. Friendly.
Behind closed doors.

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 U23s (a) @ John Smith's Stadium, 7pm. Premier League Cup.

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, 40 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...

According to RTE at least, we've got another new player....

While The Chronicle believes that we're set for an unexpected shift to a player-manager.

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

On This Day in History
27th January

Born Or Died:

1943 George Raymond Lodge born, Wallsend. (1962-63)

A left winger who was signed from Workington, Ray failed to break into the Newcastle first team and moved on to Barrow, debuting in a 2-2 home draw with Chester City during September 1963.

Moving to the USA and joining Washington Britannica club (later re-christened Darts), Lodge subsequently emigrated to Australia and appeared for South Coast United.

1975 Richard Alderson born, Durham. (1991-93)

Midfielder who played for Durham County Schools and joined Newcastle as a junior, featuring for them at the Milk Cup in 1991.

Debuting at reserve team level in a 3-1 victory at Manchester City in October 1992, Richie failed to win a professional deal and was released the following year.

Joining Whitley Bay, Alderson also played for Whickham and Spennymoor United before a switch to York City saw him play twice for the Football League side during the 1997/98 campaign.

Later spells followed at Whitby Town, Gateshead, Durham City, Blyth Spartans, Brandon United and Stokesley.

What Else?

1894 Sheffield United (h)
FA Cup 1st Round 
Magpies 'keeper, Bill Lowery made a miraculous one-handed save to deny England international Ernest Needham from the penalty spot with 20 minutes remaining.

1900 Reading (h)
FA Cup 1st Round 
Stevenson(12), Rogers(81) 
This was the first ever meeting between these two sides, with the visitors still two decades away from joining the Football League.

1906 Derby County (a)
Division One
P25, 28pts, 5th/20 
Bloomer(30), Paton(80)
Yet another goal for Steve Bloomer.

1912 Manchester City (a)
Division One
P24, 30pts, 3rd/20 
A much-changed Newcastle side took to the field at Hyde Road, inside right Jack Thomas making what proved to be his sole senior appearance for the club.

With United 1-0 up, Magpies goalkeeper Syd Blake saved a first half penalty kick from Eli Fletcher and then blocked the rebound from Sid Hoad.

City were then awarded a second spot kick after the interval, Fletcher this time missing the target completely. 

Incredibly, Blake proved equal to City's third penalty of the game late in the second half - denying Irvine Thornley, only for George Wynn to follow up and equalise.

1923 Chelsea (h)
Division One
P27, 31pts, 4th/22 
Debut for James Clark.


1934 West Bromwich Albion (h)
Division One
P27, 25pts, 13th/22 
Gale(24), Sandford(42)
Debut for John Hughes, a former Durham miner who had five appearances at left half.

1949 Newcastle secured the services of both Robledo brothers from Barnsley, paying a combined fee of £23,000.

1950 The eve of a fourth round FA Cup tie away at Chelsea and as was the practice at the time, the United team had a night out, at the circus, rather than the usual show.

Also in the crowd were the Chelsea team, as well as the Sunderland and Spurs teams, who met each other the day after. There's a joke about clowns here somewhere....

1951 Bolton Wanderers (h) 3-2 (1-2)
FA Cup 4th Round 
Mitchell(4), Milburn(47,55) 
Play was held up for five minutes when the crowd spilled onto the pitch.

1962 Leeds United (a)
Division Two
P26, 23pts, 14th/22 
The Journal
reporter saw this as a "grim contest which burst at the seams with dangerous play permitted unchecked by the referee."

In the Elland Road crowd was Southampton boss Ted Bates, there to check on United's Len White. In the event though, the veteran forward opted to join Huddersfield Town.

1968 Carlisle United (h)
FA Cup 3rd Round 
Cumbrians 'keeper Allan Ross guessed correctly and kept out a late penalty kick from Ollie Burton to help send the Second Division side through. 

Defender Peter Garbutt had earlier made a miraculous headed clearance from under his bar as Pop Robson lobbed into an empty goal.

1973 Arsenal (a)
Division One
P28, 31pts, 6th/22 
Smith(27), Macdonald(46)
Kennedy(71), Ball(81)
Ray Kennedy and Alan Ball netted for the Gunners, while United's unused sub was full back Ray Ellison. Within a month he'd moved on to Roker Park for £10,000.

1979 Wolves (h)
FA Cup 4th Round 
The two Hibbitt brothers faced each other in this FA Cup tie, with Kenny grabbing a Wolves equaliser in the final minutes.

Years later, Kenny revealed to a Wolves web writer that Bill McGarry had made a failed attempt to entice him from Molineux to play alongside Terry in a black and white shirt.
Youtube footage is online here

1990 Reading (a)
FA Cup 4th Round 
Quinn(27), McGhee(38,67)
Jones(29), Senior(44),

A second-ever competitive trip to Elm Park for United came just four months after the first - a 1-3 League Cup loss (although we won that two-legged tie).

Three times the Royals came from behind to draw level - the second and third directly as a result of suicidal back passes.

Inefficient ticketing (no numbers on flimsy paper efforts) led to forgeries and away fans all over the ground, but aside from occasional flare-ups things stayed calm.

1993 Luton Town (a)
Division One
P27, 61pts, 1st/24 
A top-versus-bottom clash at Kenilworth Road saw no less than 38 points between the sides at kick-off.

However, the difference between them on the night was home 'keeper Alec Chamberlain, who made a succession of top-drawer saves to frustrate the Magpies. 

1998 Striker Andreas Andersson signed from AC Milan at a cost of £3m, to boost an ailing Newcastle attack. 

Manager Kenny Dalglish had allegedly looked at over 100 potential forward signings before going for hairband-sporting Andy Pandy. The rest can't have been too clever....

1999 Celtic (Scotland) (h) 
(og)Peacock(3), Moravcik(23), Birchall(87)
Peter Beardsley's benefit game attracted a host of familiar faces to Tyneside: former managers Kevin Keegan and Kenny Dalglish both pulling on their boots, alongside Andy Cole, Gazza and Chris Waddle.

Referee Alan Wilkie awarded the hosts a late penalty and although Beardsley put his first effort over the bar, he retook successfully it after some encroachment was spotted.

A large Celtic following gave their side grand backing, although they seemed to take the game a little seriously, some Bhoys fans genuinely outraged at the penalty re-take. match report 

2001 United's reserves had a Saturday friendly fixture in Lanarkshire against the Airdrieonians at their new Shyberry Excelsior Stadium.

Tommy Craig's lads lost 1-0 to a Jesus San Juan goal but received fantastic backing from the travelling Mags - some of whom may have been drinking.... match report

2002 Peterborough United (a) 4-2 (2-0)
FA Cup Fourth Round
O'Brien(14), McClen(43), Shearer(83pen), Hughes(84)
og(O'Brien)(52), Farrell(79) 

United were made to sweat on a pudding of a pitch at London Road after Posh came back from two behind to level in front of the Sky cameras. 

A controversial penalty gave Alan Shearer the chance to win it for United with Jamie McClen having earlier netted the only senior goal of his Newcastle career.

Peterborough boss Barry Fry gave a series of colourful touchline TV interviews during the game, while his counterpart Bobby Robson kept his thoughts to himself until after the final whistle, when he commented:

"It was a marvellous, typical cup-tie, the pitch was a great leveller and suited direct football, and suited them. The whole place was dancing and singing at 2-2 - the stand nearly came down." match report

2008 Kevin Keegan was quoted on his abortive attempt to capture Jonathan Woodgate from the smoggies:

"It looks like we've lost him and I'm very disappointed. You cast your bait on the end of the line. Sometimes you catch the fish and sometimes you don't. 

"Last time I was here, we built it up, and I wanted Jonathan Woodgate as the first part of that jigsaw. 

"But from what I hear, I think he will go somewhere else - and it was only us and Tottenham who had bids accepted.

"It wasn't a question of money, it was purely down to where the boy wanted to go."

2009 United's Reserves maintained their dismal M62 record with a 0-3 loss to Manchester City at Hyde's Ewen Fields.

Alan Smith made a rare appearance, playing his first competitive game in over a year. match report

2010 Crystal Palace (h)
P26, 55pts, 1st/24
og(Derry)(20), Ranger(90)
United restored their three point lead but made hard work of the victory over the fiscally-challenged Eagles.

Shaun Derry sliced into his own net from six yards before Nile Ranger sealed the points in added time with a second senior goal for the Magpies and first at SJP. There was a debut for defender Mike Williamson following his transfer from Portsmouth. match report

2011 Newcastle U18s claimed a place in the Fifth Round of the FA Youth Cup after a 2-1 win over non-league Grimsby Town at SJP.

However, the Mariners cancelled out Aaron Spear's opener to send the tie into extra time before a spectacular lob from midfielder Ben Sayer put United through.

2014 Midfielder Yohan Cabaye departed for PSG for an undisclosed fee of around £18m. 

Tragic and inevitable in equal measure, his exit was evidence of the club's declared policy to buy players, increase their market value and sell for profit - regardless of the effect on the team.

However, it later transpired that the profit would have been greater had it not been for some buffoonery from alleged Director of Football, JFK - something that contributed to his departure soon after.

2015 A behind closed doors friendly at Darsley Park saw Siem De Jong, Mehdi Abeid and Gabriel Obertan all feature in a 3-1 victory against Carlisle United

A day short of his 26th birthday, De Jong completed 45 minutes and netted, equalising after Mark Beck had put the Cumbrians ahead.

Second half goals from Haris Vuckic and Lubo Satka then won it; Adam Armstrong's penalty saved after substitute Alex Gilliead was chopped down in the area.

2016 Winger Andros Townsend concluded a £12m switch from Spurs while the Magpies took part in another behind closed doors game for fitness purposes.

Bizarrely, that game was against the mackems at the stadium of plight and the home side beat the following XI 6-0:

Team: Darlow, Barlaser, S.Taylor, Lascelles, Li.Gibson, Roberts, Gouffran, S.Longstaff, Marveaux, Aarons, Riviere.

Home scorers - managed by Sam Allardyce - were Watmore (3), Fletcher (2) and Rodwell.