Thursday December 3rd,
Your genial hosts:
St. James' Park
Sunday 6th December
Live on Sky Sports
Crystal Palace 5
Saturday 28th November
The Never-Ending Tour
Number of Newcastle
games attended by
NUFC.com in 2015/16:
Liverpool (h) Public sale now
Spurs (a) Member sale now
Villa (h) Public sale now
West Brom (a)
Arsenal (a) ST holder sale now (0pts)
Is it that time again already? The
2015 NUFC.com Advent Calendar
The Magpies return to action on Sunday when Jurgen Klopp
brings his Liverpool side to St. James' Park for a 4pm
at the behest of Sky Television.
Tickets remain on public sale.
NUFC: Tim Krul, Rolando Aarons, Steven Taylor, Gabriel Obertan and
Massadio Haidara are all currently injured, while news of Cheick Tiote's
fitness is awaited.
The latest addition to the crocks list is Jamaal Lascelles, who has a
hamstring problem. That caused United to recall Mike Williamson from his loan
spell at Wolves.
is available after suspension, while both Jordan Henderson and Daniel
Sturridge are fit again.
Ahead of their trip to Tyneside, the Reds recovered from going behind in the
first minute to beat Southampton 6-1 in a Capital One Cup Quarter Final tie at
St. Mary's on Wednesday evening.
Referee: Andre Marriner - second visit to Tyneside this season
following the 0-1 loss to Arsenal, when he booked Moussa Sissoko in the
opening exchanges, before dismissing Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Reds @ SJP - Premier League era:
2014/15: Won 1-0 Perez
2013/14: Drew 2-2 Cabaye, Dummett
2012/13: Lost 0-6
2011/12: Won 2-0 Cisse 2
2010/11: Won 3-1 Nolan, Barton, Carroll
2008/09: Lost 1-5 Edgar
2007/08: Lost 0-3
2006/07: Won 2-1 Martins, Solano (pen)
2005/06: Lost 1-3 Ameobi
2004/05: Won 1-0 Robert
2003/04: Drew 1-1 Shearer (pen)
2002/03: Won 1-0 Robert
2001/02: Lost 0-2
2000/01: Won 2-1 Solano, Dyer
1999/00: Drew 2-2 Shearer, Ferguson
1998/99: Lost 1-4 Guivarc'h
1997/98: Lost 0-2 (LC)
1997/98: Lost 1-2 Watson
1996/97: Drew 1-1 Shearer
1995/96: Won 2-1 Ferdinand, Watson
1994/95: Drew 1-1 Lee
1993/94: Won 3-0 Cole 3
Watch: Bacchus, 42-48
High Bridge NE1 6BX
Lauded by CAMRA locally and
Bacchus is a blue chip entry in Sir
John Fitzgerald's pub portfolio and a long standing pre and post-match
Along with a formidable range of cask ales, you'll find an excellent
selection of bottled beers including a festive Gluhkriek spiced cherry
offering. With this being a 4pm KO though, Brodie's 10.1% quot;Sim Coe for
Breakfast quot; should be approached with great caution....
details of this and the other locations that make up the Sir John
Fitzgerald estate online
Bus: Both the X50 Soccerbus and the Q3 service will
operate, the X50 to and from the Metro Centre and the Q3 linking the Park
amp; Ride facility at the Great Park.
Find more information on both routes online
Offering matchday travel to NUFC season ticket holders, Magpie Mover
tickets remain available details
UK Radio: None
UK TV: Live on Sky Sports
Overseas TV: to follow
Latest Premier League fixtures:
Stoke City v Manchester City (12.45pm)
Arsenal v mackems (3pm)
Man Utd v West Ham (3pm)
Southampton v Aston Villa (3pm)
Swansea City v Leicester City (3pm)
Watford v Norwich City (3pm)
West Bromwich Albion v Spurs (3pm)
Chelsea v Bournemouth (5.30pm) Sky
Newcastle v Liverpool (4pm) Sky
Everton v Crystal Palace (8pm) Sky
5 Newcastle 1
KK amp; Terry Mac reunited (almost)
A significant proportion of the population seem
set to receive a copy of Martin Hardy's quot;Touching Distance quot; book
on the 25th, but for anyone still to succumb, author signed copies can be
The cover price of 拢18.99 includes delivery to most UK addresses,
while books can be dispatched further afield at cost price. For anyone who
doesn't like ordering online, email firstname.lastname@example.org
We also have a special
copy to give away, signed by six of the 1995/96 Entertainers squad. To
be in with a chance
of winning that, just email email@example.com with
your answer to this question (subject: TD):
Martin's book details Newcastle's 1995/96 season, when they came
agonisingly close to winning the league. Who shared NUFC goalkeeping duties
with Pavel Srnicek?
The closing date is Saturday December 5th @ Noon - entries welcome from
anywhere on the planet.
Signed copies of quot;Touching Distance quot; and Michael Walker's book quot;Up
There quot; (about football in the region) will be available again at Tynemouth
Sunday Market this Sunday, December 6th between 9am and
Buy both together then for a special market price of 拢30 (or individually
for 拢18.99 amp; 拢16.99 respectively).
That 拢30 offer is available to NUFC.com readers with free delivery where
possible. For more details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
with your postcode.
confirmation of an injury to defender Jamaal Lascelles, which has prompted
United to recall
Mike Williamson from his loan spell at Wolves.
The 32 year-old played the full game in a 0-0 draw with MK Dons in the Championship
on Saturday - registering a third clean sheet in his fifth Championship game.
It's only a fortnight since Williamson saw his Molineux loan spell extended
until mid-January 2016 and with his Newcastle contract up in the summer, the
player had looked increasingly like winning a permanent transfer.
Instead of preparing for a trip to Rotherham United on Saturday, Williamson
will now join up with the Magpies squad preparing for Sunday's visit of
His last top-flight outing came partnering Fabricio Coloccini in central
defence for the home victory over West Ham in the final game of last season.
Lascelles incurred a minor hamstring injury at Crystal Palace last Saturday,
while Massadio Haidara's recent surgery means that Paul Dummett is needed at
left back. Steven Taylor is a month away from a return.
Proud sponsors of
side are in action on Monday evening against Blackburn Rovers at Leigh Sports
There's a free entry offer online
A date for United's U21 Premier League Cup tie against Everton has
been announced and this will be played at Southport FC on Monday December
Kick-off is at 7pm and a result must be achieved on the night - via extra time
or a penalty shootout if needed.
The victors of that tie will be at home to Brighton and Hove Albion U21s
in the last sixteen.
with the wind
Newcastle U18s 0 Middlesbrough U18s 2
Newcastle's recent run of home form came to an end at a blustery Little Benton on Saturday morning,
as Boro deservedly completed a Tyne-tees win double.A
scoreless first half saw both sides struggle to play football in the
conditions; the visitors attempting to make headway down the flanks while
United's attacks tended to be routed through the middle of the field -
although they often fell into
Boro聮s offside trap.
Goalmouth incident was at a premium, with Mackenzie Heaney seeing two speculative shots from distance
gathered by Tom Dowson in the visitors聮 goal.
At the other end Paul Woolston did well to get
down to a close range miss-hit by Lambert and then hold on to a stinging
cross-shot by the impressive Jay Wilson.
Having looked firm under the guidance of skipper Ben
Pollock (son of former smoggy Jamie), Newcastle's defence was twice caught out
soon after the break.
First, Jack Lambert's hopeful free kick from way out on the
Boro left on 50 minutess was caught up by the swirling wind and dropped in
under the crossbar.
And that lead was promptly doubled just three minutes later, when a low shot
from Lee Heatherington outside the box squirmed under Woolston and ended up in
his net - the conditions weren't to blame for that one.
Having scored ten goals in their previous three home
games, United were without top scorer Lewis McNall because of U21 duty and in
his absence never looked likely to gain a foothold back in the game.
Boro almost increased their lead with 20 minutes left, when Marcus Tavernier (brother of
former Magpie James) beat Woolston but rattled the inside of an upright with
The Newcastle 'keeper did well to deny Heatherington a
second and the visitors a third - sprinting off his line to block the shot -
but by then the destination of the points was beyond question.
Things don't get any easier for Dave Watson's lads, who visit a mackem side
on Saturday that won the first derby meeting this season 3-0.
And following a banana skin of a Youth Cup tie against non-league Ilkeston,
the U18s will round off 2015 by entertaining Liverpool - with a 1-4 loss on
Merseyside three months ago still fresh in the memory.
PS: Kieren Aplin made a competitive debut for the U18s as a second half
substitute on Saturday, while fellow former North Shields Juniors player Matty
(brother of Magpie U21 midifelder Sean) was named on the bench.
Team: Woolston, Trodd, Kitchen, Donaghey, Pollock, Bailey, Long (Aziakonou
78), Charman, Johnson, Heaney, C.Smith (Aplin
Subs n/u: B.Smith, M.Longstaff, L. Suddick
Bookings: Bailey, Donaghey
Many thanks to AC.
Shane Ferguson (Millwall):
The Lions travelled to Burton Albion for a League One fixture on Tuesday
night, with Fergie keeping his place in midfield. However he was withdrawn a
half time as the Brewers won 2-1.
Adam Armstrong/Gael Bigirimana (Coventry City):
Arma played the full game and scored again to make it 13 goals in 17 games
for the Sky Blues, although they were held 2-2 at the Ricoh Arena by Doncaster Rovers in League One on Saturday.
Bigi was on the bench.
Arma's goal here (to make it 1-0)
Sammy Ameobi (Cardiff City):
Sammy wasn't in the Bluebirds squad for the 2-2 home draw with
Burnley in the Championship on Saturday.
Liam Gibson (Gateshead):
There was no place in the Heed squad for left back Liam as Gateshead beat
Chester 1-0 at home in the National League on Saturday.
Ivan Toney (Barnsley):
Ivan came on in the 71st minute as the Tykes drew 1-1 at home to Sheffield
United in League One on
Haris Vuckic (Wigan Athletic):
Haris was absent again as Wigan drew 0-0 at
Southend United in League One on Saturday.
Alex Gilliead/Macaulay Gillesphey(Carlisle United)
Alex played the full 90 minutes as the Cumbrians beat
Crawley Town 3-1 at home in League Two on Saturday.
Macaulay was absent for the fifth successive game and it's now been confirmed
that the defender was back on Tyneside for treatment on an injury. He's
expected to return to training at Brunton Park this week.
Remy Cabella (Olympique Marseille):
Another 90 minutes for Remy as OM shared six goals with AS Monaco at the Stade
Veldodrome in Ligue 1 on Sunday evening.
Cup date set
Newcastle United U18s will begin their FA Youth Cup participation this season
with a visit to non-league Ilkeston FC in the Third
Round of the competition.
The tie will take place on Wednesday 16th
December with a 7.45pm start and a result must be achieved on the night - via extra time and penalties if
The Robins negotiated five rounds to get to this stage, seeing off three
other non-league sides before beating Burton Albion on penalties and then
recording a 4-1 victory over Shrewsbury Town.
Although they faced Darlington at home in 2011, this will be United's first
away visit to non-league opponents since a 6-2 success at Dulwich Hamlet back
The town of Ilkeston lies just off the M1 (near Trowell Services) in
Derbyshire, around 10 miles from
Derby. The postcode of their New Manor Ground is DE7 8JF.
Desperately trying to avoid using the words quot;messiah quot; and
quot;Christmas quot; in the same sentence, replica NUFC 1983/84 season home
shirts autographed by Kevin Keegan are now available to for
Each shirt comes complete with a COA
(certificate of authentication) and a photo of KK doing the deed and cost 拢189.99
(framed) or 拢89.99 (unframed).
Prices include UK delivery, with a five day turnaround for framed items and
two days for unframed. Overseas orders are possible by prior arrangement.
Newcastle United have agreed to underwrite the cost of additional Metro and
some local bus services on Tyneside this Boxing Day after the Barclays Premier
League fixture with Everton at St. James' Park was moved to a later kick-off
The game was originally scheduled to start at 3pm, but after being selected
for live television broadcast by BT Sport, it was switched to 5.30pm and will
now end shortly before 7.30pm.
With selected bus routes and Tyne and Wear Metro services originally running
until 6pm and 8pm respectively, the Club called a meeting with representatives
from Newcastle City Council, Nexus and Go North East and plans are now in
place to reduce disruption.
Metro services will now be in operation from Newcastle city centre for an
extra hour on all routes, with final services at approximately 9pm on Saturday
Fans travelling home by Metro after the game are advised to allow enough time
to make their journey.
Go North East bus services on routes 10A, 10B, 21, 47, 54, 56, 58, 309, 310,
Q3, Q3A, X1 and X30 will also operate extended hours with final services
between 7.40pm and 8.20pm. Park and ride services to the MetroCentre Coach
Park will also be in operation.
Nexus is also subsidising Boxing Day bus routes including the 27, the Quaylink
Q1, Q3 and Q3A services, the 53 and 54, the 309 and 310.
Normal fares will still apply to passengers on all Metro and bus routes and
Magpie Mover passes will be valid within existing terms and conditions.
final Go North East bus services departing Newcastle city centre on Boxing
10B 20:05 Prudhoe
10A 20:20 Greenside
21 19:50 Chester-le-Street
21 19:55 Chester-le-Street
21 20:00 Durham
47 19:50 Consett
54 19:45 Gateshead
54 19:50 Gateshead
56 19:45 sunderland
58 19:47 Heworth
309 19:45 Whitley Bay
309 19:50 Blyth
310 19:50 North Shields
Q3A 19:55 Dinnington
Q3 20:10 Cramlington
X1 19:45 Easington Lane
X30 19:40 Stanley
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Fixtures, Tickets etc.
The ticket office is on the first floor of the SJP club shop,
under the Gallowgate End towards the Strawberry.
Paid-for matchday ticket collections take place from the windows at the back of
the Gallowgate End Stand, above NINE Bar.
Matchday ticket sales are from the Box Office in the Milburn Stand, just up
the slope from the Sir Bobby Robson Statue.
SJP Box Office phone: 0844 372 1892*
(Open for away ticket sales and enquiries during the above Box Office hours).
* 0044 870 444 1892 from overseas
2015/16 season tickets are now on public sale,
with availability in all areas of SJP.
NUFC confirm that new season ticket cards will be issued ahead of next
Online Box Office is here
SJP seating plan is here
On the opening day of ticket sales, they officially commence at 10am -
with any points reduction for away tickets becoming effective at the same time.
Away tickets are sold only to season ticket holders and members. All ST holders are also automatically members (a non-negotiable fee is
added annually by NUFC to each ST).
A 拢1 administration fee per ticket applies to away sales in all competitions, with no upper limit.
In addition, non-NUFC members pay the same fee on home ticket sales.
NUFC's members only away ticket policy is
still in force, with
only NUFC ST holders and members able to purchase tickets.
the public face of the Newcastle United
Travel Plan, designed to help fans attend matches using the most efficient and sustainable methods available.
to the Toon?
City guide here
Geordie Map here
NE guide here
on the VTEC logo for details of a discount train travel scheme for
NUFC ST holders and members.
Sat 05.12.2015 U18s v mackems (a)
@ academy of plight, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sun 06.12.2015 Liverpool (h) @ SJP,
4pm. Premier League. Public sale
Mon 07.12.2015 U21s v
Blackburn Rovers (a) @ Leigh Sports Village, 7pm. U21 Premier League.
Sun 13.12.2015 Spurs (a) @ White
Hart Lane, 4pm. Premier League. Member sale
拢41, Over 65s 拢24, U18s 拢22 (upper tier). Adults 拢37, Over 65s 拢21, U18s
拢19 (lower tier). Allocation: tbc. Live
U21s v Wolves (h)
@ Whitley Park, 7pm. U21 Premier League.
Wed 16.12.2015 U18s v Ilkeston FC (a)
@ New Manor Ground, 7.45pm. FA Youth Cup Third Round.
Sat 19.12.2015 U18s v Liverpool (h)
@ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 19.12.2015 Aston Villa (h) @
SJP, 5.30pm. Premier League.
Public sale now.
U21s v Everton (a)
@ Haig Avenue, Southport, 7pm. U21 Premier League Cup.Sat 26.12.2015 Everton (h) @ SJP,
5.30pm. Premier League. Ticket
details tbc. Live
on BT Sport.
Mon 28.12.2015 West Bromwich Albion (a) @ The Hawthorns, 3pm. Premier League.
SOLD OUT. Allocation: 2,700.
Sat 02.01.2016 Arsenal (a) @ Emirates Stadium, 3pm. Premier League.
holder sale now, 0 points.
拢36.50 adults, 拢16 OAPs /U18s, 拢10 U16s. Allocation: tbc.
West Allotment Celtic are
offering half price admission to Northern League First Division home games for
NUFC ST holders - meaning that adult entry is just 拢3.
Their Whitley Park home is in
Benton, NE12 9FA and accompanied U16s get in free.
Upcoming home League games:
Wed 02.12.2015 Consett (7.30pm)
Sat 12.12.2015 Norton (3pm)
Sat 02.01.2016 Morpeth Town (3pm)
Sat 09.01.2016 Durham City (3pm)
Sun 06.12.2015 John Beresford and writer Martin Hardy @ Waterstones
Newcastle, Noon, signing copies of quot;Touching Distance. quot;
Tue 08.12.2015 Steven Taylor @ Blue Flames Sporting Club, Benton. 拢15
including pie amp; peas. In aid of West Allotment FC, tickets available from
Wed 09.12.2015 Steven Taylor and Steve Watson (with Pete Graves and
writer Martin Hardy) @ Whitley Lodge Snooker Club,
Claremont Crescent, NE26 3HL. 7.30pm start, 拢20 including pie and peas. Tickets from venue or via 0191 251
31.03.2016 Lee Clark, Keith Gillespie, Steve Watson @ Newcastle Assembly
Rooms. 拢35 including meal. In aid of Heaton Stannington FC - buy tickets from
FA Cup Round dates:
3rd Round draw (involving NUFC) will be staged on Mon 07.12.2015 (tbc)
3rd: w/e of 09.01.2016
4th: w/e of 30.01.2016
5th: w/e of 20.02.2016
6th: w/e of 12.03.2016
SF: Sat 23.04.2016 / Sun 24.04.2016
F: Sat 21.05.2016
Blyth Spartans 2-0 Newcastle United U21s
Bedlington Terriers 0-3 Heaton Stannington
Whitley Bay v Morpeth Town
North Shields v Ashington
Confirmed NUFC UK live TV coverage:
NUFC Live on Sky Sports:
Liverpool (h) 4pm
Sun 13.12.2015 Spurs (a) 4pm
Sat 19.12.2015 Aston Villa (h) 5.30pm
NUFC Live on BT Sport:
Everton (h) 5.30pm
Tue 12.01.2016 Man United (h) 7.45pm
Selections made up to Sun 24.01.2016.
2016 Rugby League Magic Weekend:
Salford v Widnes (2.30pm)
Castleford v Warrington (4.45pm)
Leeds v Wigan (7pm)
Catalans Dragons v Wakefield Trinity (1pm)
Huddersfield v St Helens (3.15pm)
Hull FC v Hull KR (5.30pm)
Buy tickets here
or on 0844 856 1113.
拢25 adults (拢12.50 concs) per day, 拢40 adults (拢20 concs) weekend.
Mark Allison aka
Run Geordie Run
will embark on his latest and longest charity quest - from Lisbon to Istanbul
- in 2016.
Raising funds for The Children's Foundation and the Sir Bobby Robson
Foundation, Mark plans to complete the 3,580 miles in 100 days via Portugal, Spain, Andorra, France, Italy,
Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece amp; Turkey.
Mark is also planning further runs in 2018,
2020, 2022 and 2024 - by which time he hopes to have completed the remaining
13,642 miles of his 20K mile global lap.
2015/16 future match dates:
Draw is made
10.06.2016 to 10.07.2016
2016/17 future match dates:
Coxy's Cockup Corner
Whoops, He did it Again...
What's this all about then?
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
On This Day in History
Born Or Died:
1880 Alexander Noble Hall born, Peterhead, Scotland. (1907-08)
Centre forward who began his career at Peterhead before
emigrating to Canada, where he signed for Toronto Scots.
Later joining the Galt club in Cambridge, he played for them as Canada' representatives
in the 1904 Olympic games in the US city of St.Louis, winning Gold.
Relocating to Montreal the following year, Hall signed for Westmount before
later making his way back to Europe.
Signed from Edinburgh side St.Bernards in April 1907, Alex appeared for United
soon after in a friendly away to Aberdeen.
Making a good impression on a post-season tour of Germany he bagged ten goals
in three outings and debuted in a 1-3 reverse at Sheffield Wednesday in
Hall returned to the side a fortnight later and retained his place for the next
five games, scoring against Nottingham Forest and Notts County in successive
Transferred to Dundee in March 1908, Alex won a Scottish Cup medal during three
years on Tayside, moving on to become Dunfermline player-manager in 1910.
Serving in the British Army during WW1, Hall later returned to Canada and lived
in Toronto, playing for Mimico Beach.
He died in September 1943, aged 62.
1940 Robert Folland born, Hartlepool,
Centre forward who played for Seaton Holy Trinity in Seaton Carew before
catching the eye of Newcastle scouts.
Failing to secure a professional contract on Tyneside, Bobby joined his hometown club
following his release by the Magpies.
Folland's place in Hartlepools folklore is assured thanks to a performance at the
Victoria Ground in April 1961, when he scored all five goals in a 5-1 win over
Within two years though Folland had packed in playing league football and was
turning out for local side Blackhall Colliery Welfare.
Death of Neil
One of only a handful
of player to complete a century goals for United, Harris
was serving as the manager of Swindon Town when his passing was recorded.
1951 John Burridge
amp; coach 1989-91, 1993-97)
The phrase 'more
clubs than Jack Nicklaus' was never more fitting
when describing a footballer, than for the eccentric
A quot;have gloves, will travel quot; outlook saw him
enjoy a 29 year
playing career, although he actually began as an
outfield player with Workington in 1967, quickly taking his place between the
Turning down an approach from Stoke City, Burridge accepted an offer from Bob
Stokoe when he was in charge of Blackpool and he moved to Bloomfield Road in
Later transfers took John to Aston Villa, Southend United (loan), Crystal
Palace, QPR, Wolves, Derby County (loan), Sheffield United, Southampton,
Newcastle, Hartlepool United (trial), Falkirk (loan), Hibernian, Barrow,
Newcastle, Scarborough, Lincoln City, Enfield, Aberdeen, Dunfermline, Falkirk,
Dumbarton, Falkirk, Manchester City, Notts County, Witton Albion, Darlington,
Grimsby Town, Gateshead, Northampton Town, Queen of the South, Blyth Spartans,
Scarborough and Blyth Spartans.
Initially signed by Jim Smith for 拢25,000 from Southampton in September 1989,
Budgie, debuted in a 4-0 League Cup home win over Reading the following month.
His final game came in a 3-2 victory against Oldham Athletic in April 1991,
incoming boss Ossie Ardiles opting to release him at the conclusion of that
Continuing his career in Scotland with Hibernian, Budgie was brought back to
SJP by Kevin Keegan in August 1993 in a coaching role and also as cover, when
various attempts to gain a work permit for USA custodian Brad Friedel
That second spell saw him fail to add to his tally of senior team appearances, although he did
make the bench in both of United's first two
Loaned out to Manchester City, Budgie appeared as a half-time substitute against Newcastle at Maine
Road in place of Tony Coton during April 1995 - and kept
a clean sheet in a 0-0 draw.
His final involvement with Newcastle was as a part-time coach while in charge
of Blyth Spartans - also working with goalkeepers at Leeds United around that
He's remembered at SJP for elongated pre- match warm-ups
and an obsession with both fitness and diet (he
routinely ate jars of baby food during the season).
Budgie also had a sideline in selling clothing, with a
shop in Newcastle city centre and a stall at the Gateshead Garden
Festival - something that got him into bother with the
law when in charge at Blyth Spartans.
Charged with handling dodgy clobber, part of the case
against him consisted of TV footage showing his Blyth
squad ahead of an FA Cup tie against
Blackpool - clad in the offending threads...
Fined 拢16,000, Burridge contemplated taking his own life and spent time at the
Priory whilst struggling with depression brought on by the end of his playing
Having completed his coaching badges while at Hibernian, Burridge was convinced
by his former boss Ian Porterfield to join him in his role as national team
coach of Oman.
Surviving a serious accident in 1999 when knocked off his bicycle,
Burridge later coaching part-time at the Al-Ain club and featured as a TV pundit during Premier League
games in the Gulf states.
Publishing his memoirs in 2011 (inevitably titled,
quot;Budgie quot;), a new chapter in John's life then opened up in 2014
when he accepted the post of assistant goalkeeping coach
with the Singapore national team.
1993 Michael Hoganson born,
Defender who came off the bench to debut for the U18s in a 2-2
home draw with West Bromwich Albion in September 2009.
The Baggies also provided the opposition when Hogie made his reserve bow in a
1-4 home defeat by the Baggies at Darsley Park during March 2012.
Released that summer, trials at Northampton Town in pre-season led to a
contract offer from the Cobblers, but Michael instead opted to Derby County and
signed a one year deal at the Championship side.
He then made his senior Rams debut against Wolves in February 2013 - the first
of four Championship outings that season before foot and hip injuries saw him
Loaned to Conference side Alfreton Town in March 2014, Michael appeared six
times. Released by the Rams in Summer 2014, he later played for Gateshead's
reserve side as a trialist and then turned out for Northern League side
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1898 West Bromwich Albion
Aitken, Peddie, Rogers
1904 Blackburn Rovers
Goalscoring debut for locally-born centre forward Joe
McClarence. United went top after this victory and that's
where they would end up.
1910 Bradford City (h)
Stewart(49), Shepherd(1-0,2-0,46), Higgins(55pen,6-0)
A memorable score to mark the
debut of a
Newcastle legend - Frank Hudspeth. In nearly twenty years
at United he was to make no fewer than 472 senior appearances.
The game was also a benefit match for inside -forward Sandy
(Alexander) Higgins, who even scored from the spot -
presumably not prearranged on this occasion.
1919 Middlesbrough (h)
1921 Middlesbrough (h)
Debut for Jimmy Low, at outside right.
1927 Liverpool (h)
William Carlton made his debut at right half.
1932 Leeds United (h)
Allen 2, Lang
1938 Manchester City
Herd 2, Milsom 2
Manchester United (a)
While the first team enjoyed an
inactive Saturday, United's Reserves had a
Central League game at Villa
Alan Monkhouse and Stan Keery scored in a 2-1 victory.
1955 Bolton Wanderers
Davies, Keeble 2
Curry, Allchurch, Eastham, Hughes
Another SJP midweek floodlit friendly, with the
visitors from behind the Iron Curtain going on to face
West Brom and Spurs.
Bolton Wanderers (a)
Len White's ninth goal in six games wasn't enough to
earn a point for Charlie Mitten's Magpies at Burnden Park.
1966 Southampton (a)
Another Dell disaster left United stuck one place off the
bottom of the table, with manager Joe Harvey desperately looking
to the transfer market to boost his ailing squad.
1975 Notts County (h)
League Cup 5th Round
A place in the League Cup semi finals came courtesy of
County 'keeper Eric McManus, who dropped a long throw from
Malcolm Macdonald into his own net.
Leicester City (h)
Our third league victory in fifteen attempts meant a
successful debut for left winger Stuart Robinson.
1979 North Shields (a)
Bill McGarry sent a full- strength side to Appleby Park
for this friendly to mark the Golden Anniversary of the
The Robins were managed by ex-Magpie John Tudor, whose
side included a namesake of one of the Newcastle scorers -
1983 Derby County (a)
Illness meant Magpies manager and future Rams boss Arthur Cox missed
out on this trip
to the Baseball Ground.
footage is online herep
The goalscoring purple patch of Andy Thomas continued,
with another brace for the midfielder following his pair
in the victory at Chelsea and against West Ham at SJP.
footage of EFC goals is online here
1988 Luton Town (a)
An away fan ban (thanks to MP amp; Hatters Chairman
David Evans), a plastic pitch and a forgettable day for
Archie Gourlay to make his debut.
1994 Tottenham Hotspur
Blue shirts and red faces for United, who extended
their winless league run to four games but retained third
spot in the table.
footage is online here
1995 Wimbledon (a)
United were led out by former Womble Warren Barton, but on a frosty
Selhurst Park pitch were denied victory by Joe Kinnear's
side. It was United's 100th Premier League match.
footage is online here
Metz (France) (h)
(3-1 on aggregate)
UEFA Cup 3rd Round
Two late Asprilla goals sent United through to the
next round and he celebrated in original style, by
uprooting the corner flag and hoisting his shirt from it.
The unimpressed referee promptly booked him which meant he
was suspended for the next round against Monaco.
Tino then contrived
to injure himself and was withdrawn on a
stretcher to thunderous applause, which he milked as he
made slow progress around the perimeter of the pitch.
David Terrier shows the
tackling that meant he never got
beyond our second
1996 The Cat crept
in, as United revealed that their new goalkeeping coach was
to be former Chelsea stopper Peter Bonetti.
2001 United's FA
Youth Cup campaign was over before it had begun as the
promising U18 side disappointingly lost 2-1 at Norwich
On a night when little went right in front of goal, Lewis
Guy eventually got on the scoresheet on 97 minutes at
A scrambled goal
from Danny Howe gave the U18 side an FA Youth Cup Fourth Round
place, after a victory on the South coast at
Portsmouth's Fratton Park.
Howe netted from close range after Matty Pattison had given
United a first half lead, cancelled out by Liam Horsted's
This was the first meeting of the two sides in the Youth Cup
since the successful 1961/62 campaign when the Magpies also won
1-0 in Hampshire at the semi-final stage.
After an appalling midweek Carling Cup defeat at Wigan, only
a bungled late penalty by Villa's Gareth Barry kept Magpies boss
Graeme Souness in a job.
Had that 88th minute spot kick been converted, then calls for the manager's head would have been hard to resist.
Shearer closed in on the all-time club goalscoring record, with his penalty
taking him on to 198 strikes.
draw for the FA Cup Third Round gave us an away trip to
Championship league leaders Birmingham City, ensuring that those
lucky travelling Toon fans wouldn't miss out on a trip to St.Andrews that season - despite the Magpies having relegated
Steve Bruce's side the previous April.
Asked about the club's transfer plans - and in
particular Sol Campbell - United boss Chris Hughton commented
quot;Sol is a wonderful player and I聮m
quite sure come January he聮ll be playing his football somewhere. We聮re not
prepared to rule it out, because he聮s a player who would be available. quot;
However, the player himself also spoke, to say that:
quot;I have a few clubs tabling
offers at the moment, but one of them doesn聮t seem to be Newcastle now.聰
2011 Chelsea (h)
Drogba(38), Kalou(89), Sturridge(90+2)
The late Gary Speed was given a dignified tribute on and off the pitch at an
emotionally charged St. James' Park, however, referee Mike Dean soon took
centre stage, failing to show David Luiz what was an indisputable red card
after just four minutes.
That decision ultimately cost United, while injuries to Fabricio Coloccini and
Steven Taylor also contributed to the loss and the woodwork playing its
part in ensuring Newcastle lost their seasonal unbeaten home record.
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Wigan Athletic (h)
United ended a run
of four defeats thanks to an early Demba Ba double and the first senior goal
of Gael Bigirimana's playing career.
A crucial decision went in United's favour, as Papiss Cisse was sent tumbling
in the box by Maynor Figueroa and was red-carded before Ba tucked away
the resultant penalty.
One became two when Davide Santon's shot
was pushed out by Ali Al Habsi to Ba who knocked in the rebound. Substitute
Bigi then sealed the win with a memorable strike.
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