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TV fixture alterations for March have now been announced, with one
of Newcastle's three scheduled games that month moving as a
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
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.
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
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
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.
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Statement from Leeds United, Monday:
The club acknowledges the complaints raised by some Newcastle United
supporters regarding issues experienced entering Elland Road on
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.
Leeds United 0
First away win in sight
- and no live TV
Newcastle's first team squad are currently in Saudi Arabia for a
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
The late show
Birmingham U23s 0 Newcastle U23s 2
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
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
Team: M.Thompson, Powell, Charlton, J.Miley, C.Thompson, Stanton,
Parkinson (Mavididi 61 [Emerson 86]), Bailey (Donaldson 56), Ndiweni,
Subs n/u: Bessent, Chrystal.
Thanks to GP for image and info.
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)
1 Newcastle U23s 4
final episode of a free NUFC history Podcast series hosted by the Chronicle
is now available
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
Former Magpie Malcolm Macdonald will be holding a pre-match talk-in
from 6pm with free entry.
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Abdoulaye Doucoure and Fabian Delph are both injured.
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.
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Latest PL fixtures:
Burnley v Watford (6pm) BT
Newcastle v Everton (7.45pm) BT
West Ham v Watford (7.45pm) BT
Burnley v Manchester United (8pm) BT
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
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
West Ham (a)
Two areas of the Trevor Brooking Stand that will be occupied by
Newcastle fans at West Ham's London Stadium next month have been
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).
"Each supporter will occupy the same area that they would take up if they
were sitting, with a traceable, numbered ticket.
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:
"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
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.
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28.01.2022 Al-Itthad(KSA) (a) @ venue tbc, KO tbc. Friendly.
Behind closed doors.
U23s v Aston Villa U23s (h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm.
Premier League 2.
Mon 31.01.2022 Transfer window closes 11pm.
U18s v Nottingham Forest U18s (h) @ Little Benton, 2pm. U18 Premier
U23s v Burnley U23s (a) @ Lancashire FA, Leyland, 7pm.
Premier League 2.
08.02.2022 Everton (h) @ SJP, 7.45pm. Premier League.
Public sale now.
Live on BT Sport.
13.02.2022 Aston Villa (h) @ SJP, 2pm. Premier League.
Public sale now (all).
Live on Sky Sports.
U23s v Huddersfield U23s (a) @ John Smith's Stadium, 7pm.
Premier League Cup.
U18s v Boro U18s (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18
reversed, was (a) now (h).
19.02.2022 West Ham (a) @ London Stadium, 12.30pm. Premier
ST holder sale now, 40 points.
£30 adults, £20 all concessions. Allocation: tbc. Live on BT Sport.
U23s v Fulham U23s (h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm.
Premier League 2.
U23s v North Shields (a) @ Daren Persson Stadium, 7.30pm.
Northumberland Senior Cup
U18s v Leeds United U18s (h) @ Little Benton, Noon. U18 Premier
26.02.2022 Brentford (a) @ Brentford Community Stadium, 3pm. Premier
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
games - new dates tbc:
Everton (a) was 30.12.2021
Southampton (a) was 02.01.2022
Season ends Sun 22.05.2022
Live TV confirmation
Mon 21.02.2022 Apr 2022
Mon 04.04.2022 May 2022
NUFC Live on TV:
Tue 08.02.2021 Everton (h) 7.45pm
Sun 13.02.2021 Aston Villa (h) 2pm Sky
Sat 19.02.2021 West Ham (a) 12.30pm
Sun 13.03.2021 Chelsea (h) 2pm Sky
(TV picks to Sun 20.02.2022 made).
Northumberland Senior Cup
24.02.022 North Shields v NUFC U23s
Morpeth Town or Blyth Spartans
v Bedlington Terriers
Morpeth v Blyth QF)
Youth Cup Fifth Round:
(to be played by Sat 05.02.2022)
U23 PL Cup Group G:
Birmingham City, Huddersfield Town,
Watford (h & a)
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
Wakefield v Toulouse (2.30pm)
St Helens v Wigan (4.45pm)
Leeds v Castleford Tigers (7pm)
Huddersfield v Salford (1pm)
Catalans v Warrington (3.15pm)
Hull FC v Hull KR (5.30pm)
Rugby League WC Finals:
England v Samoa (2.30pm)
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Whoops, He did it Again...
RTE at least, we've got another new player....
Chronicle believes that we're set for an unexpected shift to a
What's this all about then?
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
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.
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
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.
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
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)
P25, 28pts, 5th/20
Yet another goal for Steve Bloomer.
1912 Manchester City
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
1923 Chelsea (h)
P27, 31pts, 4th/22
Debut for James Clark.
1934 West Bromwich
P27, 25pts, 13th/22
Debut for John Hughes, a former Durham miner who had
five appearances at left half.
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
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
Play was held up for five minutes when the crowd
spilled onto the pitch.
1962 Leeds United (a)
P26, 23pts, 14th/22
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.
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.
P28, 31pts, 6th/22
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.
FA Cup 4th Round
The two Hibbitt brothers faced each other in this FA
Cup tie, with Kenny grabbing a Wolves equaliser in the
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
footage is online here
FA Cup 4th Round
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
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
Luton Town (a)
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
Andy Pandy. The rest can't have been too clever....
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
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.
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
Peterborough United (a) 4-2 (2-0)
FA Cup Fourth Round
O'Brien(14), McClen(43), Shearer(83pen), Hughes(84)
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.
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."
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.
Darlow, Barlaser, S.Taylor, Lascelles,
Li.Gibson, Roberts, Gouffran, S.Longstaff, Marveaux, Aarons, Riviere.
Alan Smith made a rare appearance, playing his first
competitive game in over a year.
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Crystal Palace (h)
P26, 55pts, 1st/24
United restored their three point lead but
made hard work of the victory over the fiscally-challenged Eagles.
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.
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U18s claimed a place in the
Fifth Round of the FA Youth Cup after a 2-1 win over non-league Grimsby Town
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.
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:
Home scorers - managed by Sam Allardyce - were Watmore (3), Fletcher (2) and