BULLETIN No:25 - JUNE 2013 REVIEW

The first month of close season, sees no transfer activity by the club. However, the surprising signing of Joe Kinnear as Director of Football, generated a lot of ‘debate’. Internationals make up the bulk of the news snippets with many former & current squad numbers playing. There are another two late, late, late additions to the ‘Toon Tracker’. The further forgotten managers / head coaches who have acted in the role from the 2010-11 season are David McCreery who has been managing in Malaysia & ex loan player Dave Mitchell, who was involved coaching in Australia. A new section is also added from back in the East End days, with re-formation of a cricket club. This is simply called ‘East End Cricket Club Summer 1887’.   
 
JUN.2nd
 
England played an international friendly in Brazil. They gained a very credible 2:2 draw with James Milner in the side at outside left.
 
The Republic of Ireland were also in friendly action & they defeated Ketsbia’s Georgia 4:0. Georgia fielded Zurab Khizanishvili at left half.
 
Xisco, scored a goal for Cordoba in their 2:1 Segunda Divison defeat to Mirandes. The goal, his last of the season, made his tally for his new club 8 goals.
 
Ex academy forward Billy Ions who recently signed for Finnish side PS Kemi Kings, scored in the 56th. minute; in the sides 5:2 league win over Orpa.
 
JUN.4th
 
Gateshead’s resigned defender Craig Baxter from Bedlington Terriers.
 
JUN.5th
 
Ketsbia’s Georgia played a further friendly verses Denmark & lost 2:1. Khizanishvili played at right back in the game.
 
France lost 1:0 to Uruguay in a friendly. Yohan Cabaye came on as a sub in the game in the 76th minute. 
 
Stuart Pearce’s England Under 21’s lost 1:0 to Italy in their first match in Group A of the European Championship Qualifiers. 
 
Eddington Ng’onomo & Ernest Mtawali’s Malawi kicked off their Group F World Cup Qualifier campaign with a 0:0 draw with Namibia.
 
JUN.6th
 
Republic Of Ireland Under 19’s got their European Championships campaign underway with a 2:2 draw with Switzerland, in Group 2. Brandon Miele featured at inside left.
 
Also in Group 2 of the European Championships, Slovakia Under 19’s lost 4:0 to Serbia. Slovakia fielded ‘Lubo’ Satka at right half.
 
Hungary defeated Kuwait 1:0 in an international friendly. Tomas Kadar featured for Hungary at centre half.
 
Tommy Cassidy did a talk in at Whitley Bay FC.
 
Newcastle announced that 14 one year scholarships had been granted to following youth academy players: Adam Armstrong, James Atkinson, Daniel Barlaser, Kyle Cameron, Jamie Cobain, Ben Drennan, Andrew Hall, Joe Kerridge, Adam Laidler, Brendan Pearson, Callum Roberts, Jordan Storey. Callum Williams & Freddie Woodman. (Most of them have already featured for the clubs Under 18’s last season bar Pearson who was an unused sub & Kerridge & Williams who are yet to feature at under 18’s level).
 
JUN.7th
 
Scotland, guided by Gordon Strachan & assistant manager Mark McGhee gained a great 1:0 win over Croatia in their Group A World Cup Qualifier.
 
The Republic of Ireland defeated the Faroe island 3:0 in a Group C World Cup Qualifier. Joan Edmundsson played for the Faroe’s coming on as a sub in the 64th minute.
 
Finland defeated Belarus 1:0 in their World Cup Group I Qualifier. Ex trialist Raitala played for Finland at right half.
 
Holland defeated Indonesia 3:0 in an international friendly, watched on by assistant coach Patrick Kluvert & manager Van Gaal.
 
JUN.8th
 
Stuart Pearce’s England Under 21’s lost their second match in Group A of the European Championship Qualifiers. After a below par performance, they lost 3:1 to Norway, elimination looms.
 
Papiss Cisse scored Senegal’s goal in the 23rd minute as they drew 1:1 with Angola in their Group J World Cup Qualifier. He played at inside left, before being replaced in the 4 minutes into injury time.
 
The Ivory Coast defeated Gambia 3:0 in their World Cup Group C Qualifier, with Tiote in midfield.
 
Republic Of Ireland Under 19’s drew 2:2 draw with Slovakia in Group 2 of the European Under 19’s Championships. Brandon Miele featured at inside left for Ireland, before being replaced in the 69th minute. ‘Lubo’ Satka played at right half for Slovakia.
 
Samuel Adjei made his debut for Jongkopings Sodra IF of Sweden as a 67th minute sub. They lost this league game to Assyrika, 1:0.
 
JUN.9th
 
France were defeated 3:0 by Brazil in a friendly. Featuring for France were Debuchy & Cabaye; with the later being substituted in the 82nd minute.
 
Cordoba completed their Segunda Division fixtures with a 1:0 defeat to Numancia. Xisco started up front in the game, but he was substituted at half time. The result left his club with a 14th place finish in the league table.
 
JUN.10th
 
Assistant Manager, Tommy Wright was appointed as manager of St. Johnstone.
 
Australia’s Under 20’s ‘Young Socceroos’ defeated New Zealand’s Under 20’s ‘Young All Whites’ 5:0. Curtis Good featured in this final friendly before the Under 20’s World Cup. He was replaced on the hour.
 
JUN.11th
 
The Republic of Ireland Under 19’ s completed their European Championships group matches with a 0:0 draw with Serbia. Brandon Miele played at inside left. The result was not enough to see them progress to the knock out stage.
 
In their group match Slovakia defeated Switzerland 2:0. Satka featured at right half. Despite the win, Slovakia missed out on progressing any further in the European Championships.
 
Stuart Pearce’s England Under 21’s ended their poor European Championships campaign with s third successive defeat. This time they lost 1:0 to Israel.
 
Van Gaal & Kluvert’s Holland defeated China 2:0 in a friendly.
 
In the World Cup Qualifying matches Finland drew 1:1 with Belarus in Group I. Raitala played at left back for Finland.
 
The Faroe Islands were defeated 2:0 by Sweden in their World Cup Group C Qualifier. Joan Edmundsson played at outside left.
 
JUN.12th
 
Ng’onomo & Mtawali’s Malawi drew their second World Cup Group F Qualifier; 2:2 with Kenya.  
 
JUN.13th
 
Paul Gascoigne returned to the region for ‘An Evening with Gazza’ Talk In at Hedworth Hall, South Shields. The event was a resounding success, with Paul looking well and starting to put his problems behind him. 
 
JUN.14th
 
Argentina defeated Guatemala 4:0 in an international friendly. Coloccini played the whole match at right back.
 
JUN.16th
 
Paul Bracewell's Complete Football in Gosforth, hosted a ‘Coach the Coach’ event. Coaches involved included an appearance by Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neil. Others involved in the event, included Neil Winskill & Liam Atkin.
 
After a period of relative calm, their was the shock announcement that Newcastle were appointing ex manager Joe Kinnear as the clubs new Director of Football.
 
Senegal defeated Liberia 2:0, thanks to 2 goals from Papiss Cisse. He scored in the 19th (a penalty) & 54th minutes, before the inside left was replaced in the 64th minute.The result sees Senegal’s World Cup Group J Qualifying campaign gain momentum. 
 
England Under 20’s played in a practice friendly match against Uruguay & won 3:0. Gael Birigimana started in the game at inside right, was replaced at half time & then came on again as a sub in the 78th minute at right half.  
 
JUN.17th
 
A number of people appeared in Newcastle Crown Court on drug dealing charges. Sadly among those convicted was Andy Ferrell who sentence to 4 years in prison.
 
JUN.18th
 
England FA announced that they would not be renewing Stuart Pearce’s contract as England Under 21’s, when it expires at the end of the month.
 
Calvin Zola Makongo left Burton Albion to sign for SPL side Aberdeen.
 
David McCreery resigned as manager of Malaysian Premier League side Sabah FA. The side currently lie 5th in the league.
 
Jon Dahl Tomasson was appointed as manager of Dutch side Rotterdam Excelsior.
 
JUN.19th
 
Within days of Joe Kinnear’s controversial appointment, the clubs Managing Director Derek Llambias resigned from his role with Newcastle.
 
Andy Carroll signed for West Ham United following his successful spell on loan with the, The transfer fee was reported to be £15 million.
 
Steve Cram’s Annual Charity Golf Day took place Slaley Hall. Among those teeing off were ex Newcastle players Steve Harper & Alan Thompson
 
JUN.20th
 
Shearer’s Bar’ at St. James Park is no more, as work began on a major refurbishment of the bar, removing the name ‘Shearer’s’. The bar was originally opened by the man himself back in December 2004. When it reopens, the bar’s new name will simply be ’Nine’.  
 
A commemorative Night in honour of the late Joe Harvey took place at the ‘Barking Dog’ in Wallsend. Those in attendance were; Vic Keeble, Dave Hilley, John McNamee, Keith Dyson & Ron McGarry.
 
JUN.22nd
 
Australia’s Under 20’s ‘Young Socceroos’ kicked off their World Cup Group campaign with a 1:1 draw with Columbia. Curtis Good played the whole game, as team captain, at right half.
 
JUN.23rd
 
Gael Bigirimana featured in the dying minutes of England Under 20’s opening World Cup Group Match against Iraq. The game ended in a 2:2 draw, with Gael coming on as a sub in the 89th minute. In their next two games June 26th & June 29th; Gael was an unused sub. as the young England side exited from the competition.
 
JUN.25th
 
Australia Under 20’s lost their second Group match to El Salvador, 2:1. Captain Curtis Good played the whole match. He was an unused sub in their final group match. 
 
JUN.26th
 
Lewis Guy began a trial Carlisle United, as they returned to training.
 
JUN.27th
 
QPR obtained the services of Danny Simpson, in pre contractual agreement, which will be completed July 1st when his Newcastle contract expires.
 
JUN.28th
 
‘Free Agent’ Greg McDermott signed for Bury.
 
Paddy McLaughlan was transferred from York City to Grimsby Town,
 
JUN.29th
 
Neil Winskill, Newcastle Foundations Football Development Manager & Liam Brumley, the clubs Under 16’s coach were both congratulated. The had both successfully completed the FA’s Elite Coaching Award Course.   

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BULLETIN 26 - JULY 2013 REVIEW

Throughout the month of July, transfer activity accelerated with a number of ex Newcastle players on the move. On the home front, workmanlike James Perch exited from the club & a number of fringe players have gone out on loan.  The only ‘import’ so far throughout the whole month has been a youth called Olivier Kemen from Metz. By the end of the month rumours were increasing that out man in charge of transfers Joe Kinnear will land a striker soon. Ex players have been spotted in charity golf matches, and the pre season friendly fixtures are well underway; as preparations for the new season got underway. The latest ‘late late additions’ to be added to the websites ‘Toon Tracker’ are firstly; another ex player Gary Brazil. Gary is now coaching the academy side at Nottingham Forest. Ex Coach & friendly guest player Tony Galvin has also reappeared out of retirement to play in a charity match & he is also added. Finally, ex Toon Fitness Coach Adrian Lamb who featured in a couple of reserve friendly matches;  has taken part in a charity cricket match. He is this now added to the database.
 
JUL.1st
 
A Charity Golf Day was held in Tribute to Gary Speed at the Padeswood & Buckley Golf Club. Among those taking part, of ex Newcastle interest were Alan Shearer, Michael Owen, Alan Thompson, Dietmar Hamann, Steve Harper. John Carver, Steve Stone & Dean Saunders also took part. 
 
As expected, the club released veteran goalkeeper Steve Harper, at the end of his contract.
 
Titus Bramble began training on trial with West Ham United.
 
JUL.2nd
 
‘Free Agent’ JJ. Hooper began trials with Northampton Town.
 
Glynn Hodges joined Stoke City from QPR, as their new Under 21’s Team Coach.
 
Preston North End appointed ex youth fitness coach Adrian Lamb; as a member of Preston’s backroom coaching staff. He has also recently coach for Blackburn Rovers & Aston Villa.    
 
Whitley Bay signed goalkeeper Jonathan Carmichael from Jarrow Roofing.
 
Marcus Maddison began trailing on trial with Gateshead.
 
JUL.3rd
 
James Perch
left Newcastle to join newly relegated Wigan Athletic. His transfer for ‘An Undisclosed Fee’, was reported to be about £700 000.
 
A new arrival in the academy, was Olivier Kemen from Metz. Kemen, who had already signed a pre contractual agreement earlier in June, joined the club officially. He is a French Youth International. 
 
Following the summer break, the first batch of Newcastle players returned to Benton today, to begin pre season training.
 
Helder returned to football management as Benfica ‘B’ Team Manager.
 
JUL.5th
 
Although the annual ex Newcastle players golf day has bee cancelled this year, Sunderland’s Ex  Players Golf Day went ahead, among those participating of ‘Newcastle interest’ in a round of golf were as follows: Bryan ‘Pop’ Robson, David Young, Ron Guthrie, George Herd, Dominic Sharkey & Cecil Irwin, with Colin Suggett also there ‘socially’. 
 
In the Midlands Ex Wolves players assembled for a charity golf tournament; ‘Beat Breast Cancer Fund Raiser’. Among those taking part was Tony Dinning.    
 
Robin Hulbert made his returning debut at Barrow on trial. They lost this opening pre season friendly to Furness Select X1, 1:0.
 
JUL.6th
 
Gateshead began their pre season friendly with a 2:1 win over Partick Thistle. James Marwood scored his sides second in the 44th minute. He started the game at centre forward, along with Adam Bartlett in goal & returning debutant Craig Baxter at right back. All three were replaced at half time, with side coming out with a completely changed line up in the second half.
 
Another two local non league clubs, to get their pre season underway were Blyth Spartans who lost 4:3 to North Shields. Keiran Wrightson featured for the winners at Inside left. Blyth had Phil Airey at left back & Joe Kendrick at centre half, in their line up. 
 
Carlisle United trialist Lewis Guy made his debut as sub in the 64th minute. He scored their fourth goal in the 90th minute; in a 4:1 win over Kendal.
 
Rotherham United kicked off the pre season friendly fixtures with a 2:0 win over Parkgate FC. Debutant Adam Collin started the game, before being replaced at half time.
 
Bury defeated Radcliffe Borough 2:1 in the first of their friendly matches. Trialist, Greg McDermott came on as an inside right at half time. Unfortunately he sustained an injury which then kept him out of the next pre season games. Also having a trial with Bury, who featured in the game was Carl Finnigan. He also came on as a sub at half time, playing at outside left.
 
JUL.7th
 
West Ham United travelled to Cork City & defeated them 6:2. Adam Rundle scored Cork’s only goal of the first half in the 38th minute. Making his debut for West Ham was Titus Bramble who played the first half at right half. Kevin Nolan also featured in the first half at inside right. 
 
Steve Howey did a talk in at High Howden Social Club.  
 
JUL.8th
 
Close House Golf Club hosted a ‘Have a Heart’ charity golf match in aid of the children’s heart unit at Newcastle Freeman Hospital. Among the many celebrities taking part were Alan Pardew, Alan Shearer & Steve Harper.
 
JUL.9th
 
Blyth Spartans hammered Northern alliance side Killngworth in friendly played in the 3- 30 minute sections. Joe Kendrick scored in the game.
 
Grimsby Town defeated Cleethorpes Town 2:0 in their opening friendly. New signing Paddy McLaughlin came on as a sub at half time & scored his sides first goal.
 
JUL.10th
 
Gateshead drew 2:2 with Barrow, following late come back in their second pre season friendly. Their late equaliser was assisted by outside left James Marwood. Craig Baxter got a first half run out, while Adam Bartlett came on at half time. 
 
Dunston UTS got their pre season friendly fixtures underway, being held 2:2 by Leam Rangers. Dale Burrell came as a sub at half time, assisting one of his sides goals.
 
Carlisle United drew 1:1 with Workington in a friendly. Lewis Guy got another run out as a half time sub.
 
Swansea City trounced local Dutch side Haaglandia 10:0 in their first game on tour. Wayne Routledge came as a sub at half time playing at inside left.

Alex Francis
continues his road back into football following his bad injury, beginning trials with Darlington 1883.
 
West Ham United defeated Boreham Wood 3:0 in a pre season friendly. Half time sub Kevin Nolan scored his sides third in the 83rd minute. 
 
JUL.11th.
 
Joe Harvey Memorial Evening Talk In
(In aid of funds to purchase a plaque in his honour). This well supported successful evening at High Howdon Social Club featured a host of stars from Joe’s era. A very entertaining night enjoyed by all. Those involved were (in no particular order);.. Stan Anderson, Tommy Robson, Jim Iley, Albert Bennett, Frank Clark, Ron McGarry, Ron Guthrie, John McNamee, Jim Scott, Geoff Allen, Alan Foggon, Bob Moncur, Mick Mahoney, Wyn Davies, Malcolm MacDonald, Keith Dyson, Tommy Robson, Pat Howard, Dave Hilley, Paul Cannell & also Vic Keeble from the 1950’s era.   
 
JUL.12th
 
The new ‘Nine’ Bar opened today at the Gallowgate end of St. James Park.
 
Darlington 1883 kicked off their pre season campaign with a 3:1 win at Shildon. At half time new signing Chris Moore & trialist Alex Francis came on as subs.
 
Lee Toland signed for Irish side Finn Harps.
 
JUL.13th
 
Gateshead notched up another preseason win at Workington. They won 4:0, with James Marwood scoring a well struck shot in the second half. Bartlett & Baxter both played in the second half. Also coming on as a sub was trialist Marcus Maddison
 
West Ham United defeated Bournemouth 2:0 in a testimonial game for Stephen Purches. Kevin Nolan scored his sides first goals in the 9th minute.
 
Blyth Spartans won a closely fought friendly against Whitley Bay 2:1. Blyth second was scored after only 8 minutes by Joe Kendrick. Phil Airey played at right back & Jonathan Carmicheal made his debut in goal for Whitley.  
 
Darlington lost their second friendly 3:1 at Whitby Town. Chris Moore started the game & assisted their goal; while Alex Francis came on as a sub at half time. Nathan Evans came on as a sub at half time, as did trialist goalkeeper Mark Cook.
 
JJ. Hooper on trial at Northampton Town; assisted his side defeat Sileby Town 5:1 in a pre season friendly. He scored a hat trick, with goals in the 41st, 49th & 56th minute. Ben Tozer also featured at right back; before being replaced in the 74th minute.
 
Heaton Stannington opened their pre season friendly campaign against Stockton. The game ended in a 0:0 draw; with Brian Dodsworth making debut for them. Andrew Weeks also featured at outside left.  
 
Finally on the cricket pitch James Beaumont hit a very credible 57 not out for Stokesley. Unfortunately his big hitting was enough to prevent them from losing by 8 wickets to Hartlepool.
 
In New York in the USA, a showman’s charity match took place in aid of the Steve Nash Foundation. An ‘USA XI’ defeated a ‘WLD XI’ 9:7. Two of the USA sides goals were scored by Sammy Ameobi. Onyewu & Guseppi Rossi also played.  
 
JUL.15th
 
‘Free Agent’ Steve Harper signed a one year contract with Hull City.
 
JUL.16th
 
1ST. Team Pre Season Friendly- Match 1:-
Newcastle’s first team
got their pre season friendly programme underway with a trip over the border to MOTHERWELL. The eventful game ended in a 4:2 win to Newcastle. Scorers: HARIS VUCKIC (8), YOAN GOUFFRAN (15), MOUSSA SISSOKO (39), SYLVAIN MARVEAUX (64); NUFC. Iain Vigurs (26), James McFadden (Pen- 52); MOTHERWELL. Attendance: 4 475 Referee: William Collum 0f Glasgow. REMIE STREETE made his senior debut. 
NUFC: ROB ELLIOT, JAMES TAVERNIER, MIKE WILLIAMSON (SUB- 45 STEVEN TAYLOR), MAPOU YANGA-MBIWA (Capt) (SUB- 82  REMIE STREET), PAUL DUMMETT, VURNON ANITA (SUB- 82 mins MICHAE RICHARDSON), MOUSSA SISSOKO (SUB- 68 MEHDI ABEID), GABRIEL OBERTAN (SUB- 74 SHANE FERGUSON), HARIS VUCKIC (SUB- 45 SYLVAIN MARVEAUX), SAMMY AMEOBI (SUB- 82 ROMAIN AMALFITANO), YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 58 ADAM CAMPBELL).
MOTHERWELL: LEE HOLLIS (SUB- 45 GUNNAR NIELSEN), ADAM CUMMINS (SUB- 45 FRASER KERR), SIMON RAMSDEN, SHAUN HUTCHINSON, STEVIE HAMMELL, STUART CARSWELL, PAUL LAWSON (SUB- 45 ZAINE FRANCIS-ANGOL), KEITH LASLEY (SUB- 74 CRAIG MOORE), IAIN VIGURS (SUB- 74 EUAN MURRAY), BOB McHUGH (SUB- 45 JAMES McFADDEN), TRIALIST / HENRI ANIER? (SUB- 82 LEE IRWIN).   
 
Under 21’s Pre Seson Friendly- Match 1:-
Newcastle’s Under 21’s also got their pre season underway playing HAMILTON ACADEMICAL
in a behind closed doors friendly held at home at Darsley Park. They were trailing 2:0 at half time & lost 3:0, thanks to goals from Louis Longridge (14 mins), James Keatings (38 mins) & Grant Gillespie (2nd Half). There were Under 21’s debuts for a number of players, including new academy players LIAM GIBSON & JOE KERRIDGE.
NUFC: (1st Half): JONATHAN MITCHELL, KEVIN MBABU, RYAN McKINNON, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, MACAULEY BOOTH, ROLANDO AARONS, STEVEN LOGAN, BRANDON MIELE, GREG OLLEY, ADAM ARMSTRONG, ALEX GILLIEAD.
NUFC (2nd Half): FREDDIE WOODMAN, JAMIE STERRY, KYLE CAMERON, JAMES MORGAN (SUB- 70 JAMES ATKINSON), LEWIS AIRD (SUB- 70 LIAM GIBSON), JOE KERRIDGE (SUB- 70 ADAM LAIDLER), JORDAN STOREY, BEN DRENNAN (SUB- 70 JAMIE COBAIN), DANIEL BARLASER, ANDY HALL, JONATHYN QUINN.
 
Ryan Donaldson rounded off a fine debut performance for Cambridge United with a goal in the 57th minute. Richard Money’s side defeated St. Neot’s Town 6:0.
 
Titus Bramble now on trial with Ipswich Town, played in their 2:1 friendly win over Gillingham. He began the game at right half & was replaced in the 71st minute.
 
JUL.17th
 
Celtic began their competitive season with a 3:0 away win at Cliftonville in he UEFA Champions League 2nd Qualifying Round 1st Leg. Fraser Foster played in goal.
 
Gateshead defeated Whitley Bay 3:0 in a friendly. Trialist Marcus Maddison featured in the game at left half. Bartlett & Baxter both started before being replaced on the hour. Josh Carmichael played in goal for Whitley Bay.
 
Morecambe lost 2:0 to Middlesbrough in a friendly, with Andreas Aristidou in goal.
 
Tommy Craig’s St. Mirren trounced Port Glasgow Old Boys Union 16:0 in the semi final of the Renfrewshire Cup.
 
Having signed on July 16th, Tommy English made his debut for Seaham Red Star in their pre season friendly 1:0 win over Hebburn Town, in the  South Tyneside Hebburn LGV Summer Cup. Making his debut for Hebburn was Paul Robinson.
 
The Ryder Architecture Golf Event at Matfen Hall in aid of various charities took place. Among those taking part, were ex Newcastle players Bob Moncur & Peter Beardsley
 
Marlon Harwood began a brief 3 day trial with Millwall, without appearing for them.
 
JUL.18th
 
Scott Pocklington left Newton Aycliffe to sign for Bishop Auckland.
 
Marlon Harwood now began a trial with Bristol City & turned out for them the following day in a 1:0 win over Forest Green rovers.
 
JUL.20th
 
1ST. Team Pre Season Friendly- Match 2:-
JUL.20th.2013 (Away At the Estadio dos Arcos), RIO AVE, Lost 1(0) : 3(3).
Scorers: Lionn (5 + 9 mins), Braga (26), Rio Ave;  SHOLA AMEOBI  (76 mins), NUFC. Attendance: 1853, Referee: Pedro Campos of Portugal. Lets hope this poor performance can be put down to playing in extreme heat & lack of match fitness. Worryingly, Shola was taken off with minutes to go with an arm injury which required an X-ray.    
NUFC: JAK ALNWICK (SUB- 45 ROB ELLIOT), DAVID SANTON (SUB- 70 MIKE WILLIAMSON), YOHAN CABAYE (Capt) (SUB- 45 CHEICK TIOTE), VURNON ANITA (SUB 76 ADAM CAMPBELL), YOAN GOUFFRON (SUB- 62 SHOLA AMEOBI), MAPOU YANGA-MBIWA, SYLVAIN MARVEAUX (SUB- 45 GABRIEL OBERTAN), STEVEN TAYLOR, HAROS VUCKIC (SUB- 45 MOUSSA SISSOKO), PAUL DUMMETT, JONAS GUTIERREZ (SUB- 45 SAMMY AMEOBI).
RIO AVE: EDERSON SANTANA DE MORAES, LIONN BARBOSA DE LUCENA,  MARCELO DOS SANTOS FERREIRA, ALHASSAN WAKASO, ANDRE FILIPE AGUIAR DIAS, BRAGA BRUNO MANUEL ARAUJO, ANDRE VILLA BOAS, RICARDO JOSE VAZ ALVES MONTERRO TARANTINI, DIEGO HIPOLITO LOPES, YOHATHAN DEL VALLE, AMHED HASSAN KOKA.
SUBS USED: RAFA (RAFAEL SOUSA ALBUQUERQUE) (Goalkeeper), JOSE MANUEL BIZARRO, MIGUEL ANGELO, LUIS GUSTEVO, AURELIO SILVERIO, FERNANDO LOPEZ DOS ANTOS VARELA, MURILO, DIAGO GONCALVES, SANDRO LIMA, ANDRE FILINE LUNES COSTA, VALKENEDY DA SILVA NUSCIMENTO, RENATO SANTOS.          
 
Under 21’s Pre Season Friendly- Match 2:-at Home BCD. At Little Benton), SOUTHAMPTON,
Lost 0(0) : 2(1). Scorers: Oman Rowe (27), Jake Flannigan (2nd Half). Medhi Abeid hit the bar from a free kick in the first half & Harrison Reed missed a penalty for Southampton in the 2nd Half.
NUFC: JONATHAN MITCHELL (SUB- 45 FREDDIE WOODMAN), KEVIN MBABU, REMIE STREETE, ‘LUBO’ SATKA (SUB- 45 MACAULEY GILLESPHEY), JAMES TAVERNIER (SUB- 85 JAMIE STERRY), ROLANDO AARONS (SUB- 64 GREG OLLEY), BRANDON MIELE (SUB- 45 STEVEN LOGAN), MEDHI ABEID, ROMAIN AMALFITANO, MICHAEL RICHARDSON, ALEX GILLIEAD (SUB- 45 ADAM ARMSTRONG).
SOUTHAMPTON: CHRIS JOHNS (SUB- 70 WILL BRITT), MATT YOUNG (Capt), BEVIS MUGABI (SUB- 45 FRASER COLMER), JASON McCARTHY, MATT TARGETT, JOE CURTIS (SUB 45 DOMINIC GAPE), HARRISON REED, JAKE FLANNIGAN, CORBY MOORE, OMAR ROWE, JAKE SINCLAIR (SUB- 25 JAMAI BRANKER).     
 
Gateshead continued their fine pre season form with a 4:0 friendly win over Stalybridge Celtic. Their fourth came late in game from the penalty spot, from sub.  James Marwood. Trialist Marcus Maddison also got another run out as a sub.  
 
A local friendly derby between Hartlepool United & Middlesbrough ended in a goalless draw. Jonathan Woodgate started the game at left back before being replaced in the 61st minute
 
Non league local friendly gained pace, & Blyth Spartans defeated Whitley Bay 3:0. Their was now ex Newcastle player in the Blyth line up & Whitley brought on new keeper Josh Carmichael in the second half. 
 
The final of the South Tyneside Hebburn LGV Summer Cup, saw Jarrow Roofing defeat Seaham Red Star 3:1. Tommy English featured for Seaham.
 
Mark Boyd opened his goal scoring account for Celtic Nation; netting in their 2:2 draw with a Clyde Under 19’s XI.
 
Whitby Town drew a friendly 0:0 with Bishop Auckland, who gave Scott Pocklington his debut. Whitby featured Mark Cook in goal & Nathan Evans at outside right in the first half.
 
Workington claimed the Shaun Hocking Trophy, defeating Stuart Green’s Whitehaven 3:1.
 
JUL.22nd
 
Newcastle’s Under 18’s Academy team played their first friendly match verses
GATESHEAD UNDER 18’s, Won 6:3 (Home At Little Benton- BCD).
Goal Scorers: ADAM ARMSTRONG (2; one each half), JOE KERRIDGE (1st. Half), KYLE CAMERON (1st Half), LEWIS SUDDICK (2nd Half) (Debut), ANDY HALL (2nd Half), NUFC. JACK GURR (1st Half), DEAN BRIGGS (2nd Half), DAVID CARSON (2nd Half), GAESHEAD. SAM BUSBY & LIAM GIBSON also made there debuts in the under 18’s side.
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN (SUB- 75 SAM BUSBY), JAMIE COBAIN, JAMES MORGAN (SUB- 45 JAMES ATKINSON), KYLE CAMERON, LIAM GIBSON (SUB- 45 ADAM LAIDLER), DANIEL BARLASER, JORDAN STOREY (SUB- 45 BEN DRENNAN), ANDY HALL (From 45 mins), JOE KERRIDGE (SUB- 45 LEWIS SUDDICK), ALEX GILLIEAD, ADAM ARMSTRONG.   
 
Mick Harford was signed as assistant manager for Millwall by manager Steve Lomas. This was after politely turning down an assisting role to Joe Kinnear at Newcastle. 
 
Alex Kitchen began a trial at Bristol City.
 
JUL.23rd
 
Newcastle took on Pacos De Ferreira in the second match in Portugal. Newcastle were a goal down in the first half, with Caetano scoring after 15 minutes. Both he and Coloccini clashed in the 36th minute, resulting in both being sent off. Newcastle got a deserved equaliser in the 60th minute through Shola Aemeobi & the game ended in a 1:1 draw. The attendance was estimated to be about 2000 & the referee was Jorge Sousa of Porto.
NUFC: RON ELLIOTT, MATHIEU DEBUCHY (SUB- 84 PAUL DUMMETT), STEVEN TAYLOR (SUB- 80 MIKE WILLIAMSON), FABRICIO COLOCCINI (Capt- Sent Off 36), MAPOU YANGA-MBIWA, YOHAN CABAYE (SUB- 45 DAVIDE SANTON), CHEICK TIOTE, MOUSSA SISSOKO (SUB- 80 HARIS VUCKIC), HATEM BEN ARFA (SUB- 45 JONAS GUTIERREZ), SAMMY AMEOBI (SUB- 45 YOAN GOUFFRAN) (SUB- 85 ADAM CAMPBELL), SHOLA AMEOBI (SUB- 73 SYLVAIN MARVEAUX).  
P.FERREIRA: ANTONIO FILIPE (SUB- 45 MATIAS DRAGA) (SUB- 82 PAULO FREITAS), TONY (ANTHONY DA SILVA) (SUB- 68 LUIS SOUSA), RUBEN TIAGO RODRIGUES RIBEIRO (SUB- 70 FERNANDO NETO), ROBERTO DIAS (SUB- 45 RICARDO JORGE FERREIRA DA SILVA), HELDER LOPES, (SUB- 45 NUNO SANTOS), ANDRE LEAO, (SUB- 70 RUI MIGUEL),  FILIPE ANUNCIACAO (capt) (SUB- 70 ERIDSON MENDES UMPECA), MANUEL JOSE, (SUB- 45 CHRISTOPHER PAOLO HURTADO HUERTAS), SERGIO OLIVEIRA (SUB- 45 ANTONIO FILIPE), RUI CAETANO (Sent Off 36) , JAIME POULSON (SUB- 70 CHRISTIAN IROBISU.
 
Shane Ferguson went back out on loan to Birmingham City & turned out that evening in a friendly 4:2 win over Shrewsbury Town. He came on as a 63rd minute substitute.
 
Lee Kerr made his debut as a half time sub. for Spennymoor Town in their 6:1 win over Thornaby.
 
JUL.24th
 
Newcastle’s Under 21’s Development team travelled to Workington for a friendly & came out on top with a 3:1 victory. The goals came from Rolando Aarons (10) & 2 from Jonathyn Quinn (42), Michael Richardson (61). The scorer for Workington was Allison (29), with the game attendance being registered at 482. The match referee was Martin Coy & the game saw the debut of Newcastle young new signing Olivier Kemen.
NUFC: JONATHAN MITCHELL (SUB- 45 FREDDIE WOODMAN), KEVIN MBABU, ‘LUBO’ SATKA, CURTIS GOOD (SUB- 55 RYAN MCKINNON), MACAULAY GILLESPHEY (SUB- 55 LEWIS AIRD), ROLANDO AARONS, OLIVIER KEMEN (SUB- 57 BEN DRENNAN), STEVEN LOGAN (SUB- 57 MACAULEY BOOTH), JAMIE STERRY, MICHAEL RICHARDSON, JONATHYN QUINN.
WORKINGTON: SEAN ROUTLEDGE, DOM KENNEDY (SUB- 67 SAM SMITH), ANTHONY WRIGHT, KYLE MAY (SUB- 44 LEE ANDREWS), DAN WORDSWORTH, TITO DAVIDSON (SUB- 45 STEVEN HINDMARSH), BEN McKENNA (SUB- 77 JAKE SMITH), DAVID LYNCH, JONNY WRIGHT, CONNOR DOYLE (SUB- 45 GEORGE CONWAY), SCOTT ALLISON (SUB- 54 CONOR TINNION).
 
Gateshead defeated Blyth Spartans 2:0 thanks to goals from James Marwood &  trialist Marcus Maddison
 
Although Barrow drew 1:1 with Kendal Town in the 2nd Leg of the Coral Trophy; they won on aggregate, having won the 1st Leg. Hulbert featured at centre half.
 
Sunderland defeated Tottenham Hotspur to reached the final of the Barclays Asia Trophy. Scott Parker featured at outside right & Friedel came on as a sub in the 41st minute. 
 
JUL.25th.
 
The Under 18's played at Home BCD At Little Benton), WEST ALLOTMENT CELTIC ‘A’, Won 7(3) : 0(0). Goal Scorers: ADAM LAIDLER (10 + 35), TOM HEARDMAN (30), ADAM ARMSTRONG (2nd Half), LOUIS JOHNSON (Debut- 63), BEN DRENNAN (65), ANDY HALL (68).  The other debutant was JAMIE HOLMES.
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN (SUB- 50 SAM BUSBY), JAMIE COBAIN, JAMES MORGAN (SUB- 50 JAMES ATKINSON), LIAM GIBSON, JOE KERRIDGE (SUB- 35 LEWIS SUDDICK), JORDAN STOREY (SUB- 59 JAMIE HOLMES), LIAM SMITH (SUB- 35 BEN DRENNAN), ADAM LAIDLER (SUB- 59 LOUIS JOHNSON), ADAM ARMSTRONG (SUB- 50 CALLUM ROBERTS), TOM HEARDMAN (SUB- 35 ANDY HALL). 
 
Michael Chopra signed for Blackpool from Ipswich Town.
 
Alex Kitchen made his debut at Under 21’s level at Bristol City. He played at right back in the side 3:1 defeat to Yeovil Town.
 
JUL.26th
 
James Tavernier went out on loan to Shrewsbury Town, until September 1st. 
 
JUL.27th
 
The Under 21’s travelled to play a Kilmarnock XI & lost 0:2. After a goalless first half, the goals came from Craig Slater (70) & Stewart (86). The attendance was estimated to be about 1000 & the referee was Steven Kirkland of Ayrshire.
NUFC:  JAK ALNWICK, KEVIN MBABU (SUB- 45 JAMIE STERRY), MACAULEY GILESPHEY (SUB- 45 REMIE STREETE), OLIVIER KEMEN (SUB- 45 MACAULAY BOOTH), ‘LUBO’ SATKA, CURTIS GOOD, ROMAIN AMALFITANO, STEVEN POGAN ((SUB- 71 RYAM McKINNON), ADAM CAMPBELL, JOANTHYN QUINN, ROLANDO AARONS (SUB- 72 LEWIS AIRD).
KILMARNOCK: ANTONIO REGUERO, ROSS BARBOUR, CAUIMHIN BONNER, TRIALIST, RORY McKEOWN, CRAIG SLATER, ROSS DAVIDSON, TRIALIST (SUB- 65 TRIALIST), TRIALIST- STEWART, TRAILIST, DYLAN POOLER (SUB- 74 ROBBIE MUIRHEAD),  
 
Manchester City won the Barclays Asia Trophy Final defeating Sunderland 1:0. James Milner featured at inside right before being replaced at half time.
 
Chelsea thrashed an Indonesia All Star XI 8:1 in friendly. Playing the first half only at inside left; Demba Ba scored in the 32 minute.
 
Gateshead defeated 1883 Darlington 2:1 in a further friendly Bartlett & Baxter started in the game & Marwood & Maddison came on as  subs. Chis Moore featured for Darlington. He was replaced in the 57th minute by Alex Francis.
 
Birmingham City defeated Hull City 2:1 in another friendly with Shane Ferguson getting another run out, starting the game.
 
Shrewsbury Town defeated a Manchester City Under 21’s XI, 3:2 in a pre season friendly. James Tavernier made his debut at right back.
 
Middlesbrough defeated Bordeaux 2:2 with Jonathan Woodgate at left back, before being replaced on the hour.
 
Morpeth Town defeated Heaton Stannington 3:2. Paul Dunn scored one of their goals in the first half; while Heaton’s new signing Brian Dodsworth scored one of his sides goals in the second half. Andrew Weeks also featured for Heaton.
 
The day after beginning a trial with Spennymoor Town, Dan Taylor featured for them in a 3:1 victory over a Sunderland Under 21’s XI. Dan got himself on the score sheet, firing home a penalty. 
 
JUL.28th
 
Newcastle defeated Blackpool 1:0. in a pre season friendly. The only goal of the game was scored by SHOLA AMEOBI in the 5th minute. The attendance was 6863  & the referee was Andre Mariner (West Midlands). Michael Chopra made is debut for Blackpool & Chris Basham also started in the game.
NUFC: ROB ELLIOT, MATHIEU DEBUCHY, MIKE WILLIAMSON (SUB- 81 MAPOU YANGA-MBIWA), STEVEN TAYLOR, DAVIDE SANTON (SUB- 61 PAUL DUMMETT), SYLVAIN MARVEAUX, YOHAN CABAYE (Capt) (SUB- 74 SAMMY AMEOBI), MOUSSA SISSOKO, JONAS GUTIERREZ, YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 84 ADAM CAMPBELL), SHOLA AMEOBI (SUB- 45 HARIS VUCKIC).
BLACKPOOL: MATT GILKS, KIRK BROADFOOT (SUB- 69 CHRIS BASHAM), GARY MACKENZIE, CRAIG CATHCART (SUB- 85 JAKE CAPRICE), BOB HARRIS, BOBBY GRANT (SUB- 61 DAYLON CLAASEN), BARRY FERGUSON (Capt) (SUB- 69 MASSIRE KANTE), ANGEL MARTINEZ (SUB- 77 ISAIAH OSBOURNE), THOMAS INCE (SUB- 81 TOM BARKHUIZEN), MICHAEL CHOPRA (SUB- 75 NEIL BISHOP), STEVEN DAVIES (SUB- 69 NATHAN ECCLESTON).   
 
The Northern Ireland Milk Cup got underway, with the ‘guest of honour’ Michael O’Neil opening the tournament.
 
JUL.29th
 
Newcastle Under 21’s played a behind closed doors friendly against HIBS, They lost 4:0. Newcastle’s line up was; JONATHAN MITCHELL, STEVEN LOGAN (SUB- 55 MACAULEY BOOTH), CURTIS GOOD, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY (SUB- 41 LEWIS AIRD), ROLANDO AARONS, ‘LUBO’ SATKA, OLIVIER KEMEN, JAMIE STERRY, ROMAIN AMALFITANO, JONATHYN QUINN.
 
The NORTHERN IRELAND MILK CUP TOURNAMENT ‘PREMIER UNDER 18’s’ COMPETITION got underway. The academy teams first group match was against O’HIGGINS (CHILE) & they won 3(1) : 2(0), at the Coleraine Showgrounds. Goal Scorers: ADAM ARMSTRONG (Pen- 1st Half + 1 Goal- 2nd Half), KYLE CAMERON (2nd Half), NUFC. 
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, JAMES COBAIN, JAMES MORGAN, KYLE CAMERON, LIAM GIBSON (SUB- 65 ADAM LAIDLER), DANIEL BARLASER, GREG OLLEY, JORDAN STOREY, ALEX GILLIEAD, ADAM ARMSTRONG, CALLUM ROBERTS.
 
JUL.30th
 
Newcastle travelled to ST. MIRREN, for their next pre season friendly. They  Won 2(2) : 0(0). Both goals came in the first half from PAPISS CISSE (19), MATHIEU DEBUCHY (26). Attendance: 4 216, Referee: John Beaton (Strathclyde).
Newcastle took a mixed side of regulars & fringe players & won comfortably on the night. The match saw the return to St. Mirren of last season players Newton & Dummett. It remains to be seen if coach Tommy Craig & Co. will be tempted to take on more players this season.
NUFC: ROB ELLIOT (SUB- 66 JAK ALNWICK), MATHEIU DEBUCHY (SUB- 45 DAVIDE SANTON), PAUL DUMMETT, VURNON ANITA, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (Capt) (SUB- 81 REMIE STREETE), MAPOU YANGA-MBIWA (SUB- 85 MIKE WILLIAMSON), CHIECK TIOTE (SUB- 75 CONOR NEWTON), DAN GOSLING (SUB- 66 YOAN GOUFFRAN), PAPISS CISSE (SUB- 66 ADAM CAMPBELL), HATEM BEN ARFA (SUB- 66 HARIS VUCKIC), SAMMY AMEOBI.
ST. MIRREN: DAVID CORNELL, DAVID VAN ZANTEN (SUB- 86 JASON NAISMITH), MARC McAUSLAND, JIM GOODWIN (SUB- 81 DARREN McGREGOR), GARLY TEALE, JOHN McGINN (SUB- 86 KEALAN DILLON), PAUL McGOWAN, GARY HARKINS (SUB- 81 ANTON BRADY), STEVEN THOMPSON (SUB- 81 SEAN KELLY), THOMAS REILLY.    
 
Northern Ireland Milk Cup Group Match 2 saw another victory. This time they defeated COUNTY ARMAGH, 2(0) : 0(0). The Goal Scorers were ALEX GILLIEAD (2nd Half), ADAM ARMSTRONG (2nd Half)
NUFC: Team Line Up Not Known…
 
JUL.31st
 
Newcastle Under 18’s lost their final group match 4:2 to LIVERPOOL in the Northern Ireland Milk Cup. Despite the defeat, Newcastle narrowly progressed into the knock out stages. They led through an ADAM ARMSTRONG goal, but then Liverpool took control of the game & were 4:1 up before JOE KERRIDGE netted for Newcastle. All goals came in a fast paced first half.
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, JAMIE COBAIN, JAMES MORGAN (SUB- JAMES ATKINSON), KYLE CAMERON, ADAM LAIDLER, DANIEL BARLASER, GREG OLLEY, JRDAN STOREY, ALEX GILLIEAD, ADAM ARMSRONG, CALLUM ROBERTS (SUB- JOE KERRIDGE)
 
Mehdi Abeid went out on loan to Greek side Panathinaikos.
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BULLETIN 27 - AUGUST 2013 REVIEW

August brought an end to the round of pre season friendly matches & at various levels throughout the month competitive league football returned. This brought a host of debuts, with transfer activities continuing. Newcastle final landed a striker after nervous few weeks of waiting; with arrival of Loic Remy on loan from QPR. Unfortunately he was unable to play initially du to injury. They also brought in (on trial?0 young urkish goalkeeper Yusuf Mersin. The new additions to the main website database have begun; with a complete update of the ‘Toon Tracker’ sections. This will bring viewers up to date, with additional information on all ‘active’ ex & current players through to 2013. This update commences with the Current Squad Players; both 1st. Team & Non 1st. Team. Next month more updates follow.    
 
AUG.1st
 
Michael Richardson went out on loan to Accrington Stanley.
 
Newcastle Under 17’s played CLUB AMERICA DE MEXICO & Won 1(0) : 0(0), This knock out round of Milk Cup Globe Trophy (2nd Tier Knock Out Competition) was the Semi Final.  Goal Scorer- JOE KERRIDGE (42).
At The Coleraine Showgrounds.
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, JAMIE COBAIN, JAMES MORGAN, JAMES ATKINSON, KYLE CAMERON, DANIEL BARLASER, JORDAN STOREY, ADAM LAIDLER, ADAM ARMSTRONG, JOE KERRIDGE.
CLUB MEXICO: Team Picked from the following squad: DANIEL CLAVERIE, ERICK GONZALEZ, LUIS FERNANDO RAMOS, BRAYAN ESTRADA, JORGE DANIEL RENTERIA, CARLOS LOPEZ DE SILADES, GERSON RAU HUERTA, DANIEL DAVIDRIOS, LEONEL NAVARRETTE, FRANCISCO SEBASTIAN CORROVIA, RODOLFO BASTIDA, EDSON OMAR ALVAREZ, MARIO ALDAIR FLORES, JORGE FRANCISCO VILORIA, JOSE RUBEN LOZADA, ARMANDAO ENRIQUE ARCE, JULIO ALFREDO DIAZ, ANTONIO DE JESUS LOPEZ.  
 
AUG.2nd
 
The Under 17’s faced LIVERPOOL, for the second time in the competition  again they were second best, having to settle for being runners of the Globe Trophy.They Lost 0(0) : 2(1), Milk Cup Globe Trophy Final. Goal Scorers: Ryan Kent (2 Goals; 1 1st Half; 1 2nd Half). At The Coleraine Showgrounds.
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, JAMIE COBAIN, JAMES MORGAN, JAMES ATKINSON (SUB- LEWIS SUDDICK), KYLE CAMERON, GREG OLLEY, JORDAN STOREY, ALEX GILLIEAD, DANIEL BARLASER (SUB- LOUIS JOHNSON), JOE KERRIDGE (SUB- ANDY HALL), ADAM ARMSTRONG.
LIVERPOOL: (Included) WILLIAM MARSH, LOUIS ROBLES, COREY WHELAN, DANIEL CLEARY, DHARIUS WALDRON, ALEX O’HANLON, RYAN KENT, DAVE ROBERTS, ADAM PHILLIPS + USED SUB- SERGI CANOS.    
 
Newcastle Under 21’s travelled to nearby GATESHEAD for a pre season friendly. It was a very closely fought match, with Gateshead in the ascendancy for large sections of the game. Jak Alnwick had to be in top form to keep a clean sheet in the first half as Newcastle went in 1:0 up thanks to close range effort from ADAM CAMPBELL in the 24th minute. He also scored the winner in the 83rd minute with a fine run in the box; making it 2:1 on the night. This was after Gateshead had deservedly equalised through MARCUS MADDISON in the 74 minute. On a sad note Alnwick limped of with a foot injury. Other ex reserves to feature were BARTLETT, BAXTER & MARWOOD. The attendance was 1 274 & the match referee was Martin Coy of Meadowfield.
NUFC: JAK ALNWICK (SUB- 70 JONATHAN MITCHELL), JAMIE STERRY, CURTIS GOOD, CONOR NEWTON, REMIE STREETE, ‘LUBO’ SATKA, ROLANDO AARONS (SUB- 46 STEVEN LOGAN), DAN GOSLING (SUB- 68 OLIVIER KEMEN), ADAM CAMPBELL, HARIS VUCKIC, ROMAIN AMALFITANO (SUB- 45 JONATHYN QUINN).
GATESHEAD: ADAM BARTLETT, CRAIG BAXTER, LUKE O’BRIEN, JOSH WALKER, CARL MAGNAY (SUB- 86 LIAM HATCH), BEN CLARK, ROB RANSHAW (SUB- 57 JAMES MARWOOD), PHIL TURNBULL, ADAM BOYES, MICKY CUMMINS (SUB- 57 JAMIE CHANDLER), JAMES BROWN (SUB- 57 MARCUS MADDISON).   
 
AUG.3rd
 
The return of professional league football, excluding the English Premier League, saw on loan players making debuts. James Tavernier featured for Shrewsbury Town in a 0:0 draw with MK Dons in League One.
 
Michael Richardson also made his debut for Accrington Stanley. They lost their League Two match to Newport County 4:1.
 
In the Championship, Danny Guthrie scored for Reading in a 2:1 win over Ipswich Town.
 
Danny Simpson made his debut for QPR, in their 2:1 win over Sheffield Wednesday.
QPR saw the return of Joey Barton to their starting line up & Jermaine Jenas came on as a late sub. in the 88th minute.
 
Blackpool defeated Doncaster Rovers 3:1, with Michael Chopra making his competitive debut as a sub in the 80th minute.
 
In League One Carlisle United lost 5:1 to Leyton Orient. Lewis Guy made his debut at outside left, before being replaced in the 74th minute.
 
In the Scottish Premier Aberdeen defeated Kilmarnock 2:1 & Calvin Zola gained his debut at outside left, before replaced in the 55th minute. 
 
In a prelude to the Northern League beginning, Whitley Bay hosted Spennymoor Town for the Cleator Cup, with later winning 4:1. Whitley Bay featured new signings Josh Carmichael in goal & Ryan McGorrigan, who got their only goal in the 28th minute.
 
Blyth Spartans defeated Newcastle Benfield 4:2 in a friendly. Kendrick played at centre & Airey came on in the 2nd half. Benfield featured Carr at left back & Talbot at centre half, with player /coach McAlindon coming on as a sub. 
 
Celtic Nation drew 2:2 with Willington. Both their goals were penalties scored by Colin McMenamin.
 
North Shields defeated Hemsworth Miners Welfare 3:1, with Kieron Wrightson on the score sheet.
 
Charles Barnett featured for AFC Telford United on trial against West Brom. They won the pre season friendly 2:1. 
 
AUG.4th
 
Blackburn Rovers secured a 1:1 draw with Derby County in the Championship; thanks an 89th minute goal from Leon Best.
 
AUG.5th
 
Newcastle finally had a break through in bringing players in with the season long loan of QPR’s Loic Remy.
 
Ben Drennan made his England Under 17’s debut as a 2nd half sub. in the 63rd minute. He featured in a 1:0 win over the Faroe Islands in the Nordic Cup.
 
Lancaster City’s new manager Darren Peacock took part in a ‘Meet the Manager; questions night at the club house.
 
AUG.6th
 
Newcastle travelled over border once more to face Glasgow Rangers at Ibrox. After going 1:0 down early in the game, they fought back to gain a 1:1 draw. The goal scorers were: LEE McCULLOCH (5 Mins Pen), RANGERS. SHOLA AMEOBI (90 mins), NUFC. The match was watched by a crowd reported to be over 27 000 & was refereed by Steven McLean (Scotland).
NUFC: TIM KRUL (SUB- 45 ROB ELLIOT), MATHIEU DEBUCHY, DAVIDE SANTON (SUB- 63 PAUL DUMMETT), FABRICO COLOCCINI (SUB- 73 MAPOU YANGA-MBIWA), STEVEN TAYLOR, MOUSSA SISSIKO (SUB- 63 SLYVAIN MARVEUX), CHIECK TIOTE (SUB- 73 VURNON ANITA), JONAS GUITERREZ(SUB- 80 SAMMY AMEOBI), YOHAN CABAYE (SUB- 80 DAN GOSING), PAPISS CISSE (SUB- 73 SHOLA AMEOBI), HATEM BEN ARFA (SUB- 45 YOAN GOUFFRAN).   
G.RANGERS: CAMMY BELL, RICHARD FORSTER, LEE McCULLOCH (SUB- 45 SEBASTIAN FAURE), BELIL MOHSNI, LEE WALLACE (SUB- 69 CHRIS HEGARTY), ARNOLD PERALTA (SUB- 78 FRASER AIRD), IAN BLACK (SUB- 55 ANDY MURDOCH), LEWIS MACLEOD (SUB- 45 ROBBIE CRAWFORD), NICKY LAW (SUB- 63 KYLE McAUSLAND), NICKY CLARK, JON DALY (SUB- 58 ANDREW LITTLE).
 
Conor Newton went back out on loan to St. Mirren.
 
In the Capital One League Cup 1st. Round, QPR defeated Exeter City 2:0. Danny Simpson scored one of their goals in the 49th minute. Jenas & Barton also started.
 
Lee Clark’s Birmingham City Won 3:2 (AET), against Plymouth Argyle in the League Cup. Steven Caldwell scored one of their goals in the 18th minute. Shane Ferguson played at left back, before coming off in the 90th minute. 
 
Ben Drennan got start his next England Under 17’s match at Right Half. The Nordic Cup game against Finland, ended in a 1:1 draw & went to a penalty shoot out. England won 5:4 to progress in the tournament & Drennan converted his spot kick.
 
AUG.7th
 
The Under 21’s played a Behind Closed Friendly At Darlsey Park against  SPENNYMOOR TOWN, They Won 4(3) : 3(0) . Goal Scorers: JONATHYN QUINN (2 GOALS- 1st Half + 74 mins), TOM HERDMAN (1st Half), REMIE STREETE (1st Half), NUFC. LEON RYAN (2nd Half), ALEX WHITE (2nd Half), DANIEL MOORE (2nd Half).
NUFC: JONATHAN MITCHELL, JAMIE STERRY (SUB- 52 MACAULAY BOOTH), LEWIS AIRD (SUB- 60 KYLE CAMERON), STEVEN LOGAN (SUB- 60 MACAULEY GILLESPHEY), REMIE STREETE (SUB- 62 JAMIE COBAIN), ‘LUBO’ SATKA, ALEX GILLIEAD (SUB- 54 DANIEL BARLASER), OLIVIER KEMEN (SUB- 60 JORDAN STOREY), TOM HEARDMAN, ADAM ARMSTRONG (SUB- 52 LIAM SMITH), JONATHYN QUINN.
 
Carlisle United drew 3:3 (AET) against Blackburn Rovers in the League Cup 1st Rd.& then won 4:3 on pens. Lewis Guy scored for Carlisle in the 62nd minute. He featured at outside left, before being replaced in the 101st minute.
 
AFC Telford announced the signing of Charles Barnett.
 
AUG.8th
 
England Under 17’s played another Nordic Cup Campaign which ended in a 1:1 draw. The match against Norway saw Ben Drennan got another start at left half. He was substituted in the 55th minute.
 
Malcolm MacDonald did a ‘Talk In’ at the Black Horse, Monkseaton.
 
The ‘Nine’ Bar at St James Park was officially launched with a VIP event, featuring Steve Taylor, Shola Ameobi & Rob Elliot.  
 
AUG.9th
 
Louis Saha announced his retirement from football.
 
AUG.10th
 
Newcastle played their final pre season Friendly. The home game verses SC BRAGA
, was watched by a crowd of 16 187. As half time approached Newcastle gave away a penalty & Alan stepped up to score. COLOCCINI headed home Newcastle second half equaliser in the 60th minute. The match referee was Lee Mason of Bolton, Lancashire.
NUFC: ROB ELLIOT (SUB- 45 TIM KRUL), MATHIEU DEBUCHY (SUB- 76 STEVE TAYLOR), DAVIDE SANTON (SUB- 45 PAUL DUMMETT), MAPOU YANGA-MBIWA, FABRICO COLOCCINI, CHIECK TIOTE (SUB- 45 YOHAN CABAYE), MOUSSA SISSOKO (SUB- 76 VURNON ANITA), PAPISS CISSE (SUB- 76 SYLVAIN MARVEAUX), SHOLA AMEOBI (SUB- 64 YOAN GOUFFRAN), HATEM BEN ARFA (SUB- 87 GABRIEL OBERTAN), JONAS GUTIERREZ (SUB- 52 SAMMY AMEOBI).
BRAGA: EDUARDO CARVALHO  (SUB- 45 CRISTIANO PEREIRA FIGUERIREDO), ‘BAIANO’ WANDERSON DE SOUSA CARNEIRO (SUB- 82 JOAO PEDRO), PAULO VINICIUS (SUB- 45 CUSTODIO MIGUEL DIAS DE CASTRO), ADERIAN SANTOS, ‘JOAOZINHO’ JOAO CARLOS REIS GRACA (SUB- 87 FLORENT HANIN), ALAN OSORIO DA COSTA (capt) (SUB- 45 NUNO ANDRE COELHO), LUIZ CARLOS (SUB- 45 SALVADOR AGRA), MAURO SILVA SOUSA (SUB- 78 HELDER BARBOSA), RUBEN MICAEL (SUB- 67 LUIS SILVA), ‘EDINHO’ ARNALDO EDI LOPEZ DA SILVA (SUB- 45 YAZALDE GOMES PINTO), FELIPE PARDO (SUB- 45 ‘RAFA’ RAFAEL ALEXANDRE FERNANDES FERREIRA SILVA).  
 
Ben Drennan, featured once more for England Under 17’s in their Nordic Cup 4:0 win over a Norway XI. He appeared as a 65th minute sub.
 
Gateshead lost their opening newly named Skrill Premier League match 3:1 at Kidderminster Harriers. Craig Baxter started at right back & Adam Bartlett featured in goal. 
 
Newly promoted Scottish Championship side Queen of the South side battled to a 4;3 victory over Dundee. Ryan McGuffie was among the scorers with a 58th minute penalty.
 
Bedlington Terriers opened their Northern League campaign with a 3:1 win over Billingham Town. Mark Doninger scored twice in the second half. Martin Brittain & sub Phil Cave also featured.
 
Brian Dodsworth made his competitive debut for Heaton Stannington. The newly promoted Northern League Division II side gained a 1:1 draw with Norton & Stockton Ancients. Andrew Weeks also featured.
 
Both Colin McMenamin & Mark Boyd made their competitive debuts for Celtic Nation in their 1:1 Northern League draw with Bishop Auckland. Making his competitive debut in goal for the ‘Bishops’ was Scott Pocklington.
 
Paul Robinson made his league debut for Hebburn Town in a 1:1 draw with Guisborough Town. 
 
Dan Taylor came on as a sub to make his league debut for Spennymoor Town. They defeated Ashington 4:0; whose side included Liam Atkin, Matty Grieve, James Taylor & Marc Walton.
 
West Auckland Town drew 0:0 with Sunderland RCA. Auckland welcomed back Alex Francis who came on as a sub.
 
Whitley Bay made a poor starting to their Northern League campaign; suffering a 5:1 defeat at home to Dunston UTS. Both Josh Carmichael in goal & Ryan McGorrigan up front, made their league debuts for Whitley. Dale Burrell featured for Dunston UTS.  
 
Whitby Town lost a pre season friendly ‘local derby’ against Scarborough Athletic 4:3. Recently signed Adam Rundle made his debut at outside right; before being substituted by ex academy player Nathan Evans in the 73rd minute
 
AUG.11th
 
The Community Shield Season opener at Wembley was won by Manchester United. They defeated Wigan Athletic 2:0. Wigan’s James Perch made his debut at right half.
 
AUG.12th
 
Newcastle Under 21’s began their league campaign with a trip to the Madejski Stadium to play READING. They lost 4:2. Newcastle’s goal scorers were debutant ADAM ARMSTRONG (13) & GAEL BIGIRIMANA (Pen- 10). Readings goals were scored by GOZIE UGWU (8 + 15), LAWSON D’ATH (77), DOM SAMUEL (90 + 1). Newcastle’s other under 21’s competitive debutant was OLIVIER KEMEN. The attendance was 656.
NUFC: JAK ALNWICK, JAMIE STERRY, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, GAEL BIGIRIMANA (Capt), REMIE STREETE, CURTIS GOOD, OLIVIER KEMEN (SUB- 38 BRANDON MEILE) (SUB- 71 STEVEN LOGAN), ADAM CAMPBELL, ADAM ARMSTRONG, ALEX GILLIEAD (SUB- 81 TOM HEARDMAN).
READING: JONATHAN HENLEY, SHAUN CUMMINGS, SHANE GRIFFIN, JAKE COOPER, PIERCE SWEENEY, AARON TSHIBOLA (SUB- 67 CRAIG TANNER), LAWSON D’ATH, JAKE TAYLOR, GOZIE UGWU, DOMINIC SAMUEL, JORDAN OBITA.
 
Newcastle’s Under 18’s played their final pre season friendly & they defeated SHEFFIELD UNITED 2:0 in a behind closed doors match at Little Benton. Both goals came in the opening half & were scored by JOE KERRIDGE (4) & ANDY HALL (31).  
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAM, JAMES MORGAN, LEWIS AIRD (SUB- 76 JAMES ATKINSON), JORDAN STOREY, RYAN McKINNON, KYLE CAMERON, JAMIE COBAIN, LIAM SMITH (SUB- 60 ADAM LAIDLER), ANDY HALL, JOE KERRIDGE (SUB- 78 LIAM GIBSON), DANIEL BARLASER.
SHEFFIELD UNITED: Line Up Not Known.
 
Alex Kitchen signed for St. Johnstone.
 
AUG.13th
 
A Newcastle 1st Team Squad XI, travelled to LIVERPOOL XI for a Behind Closed Doors Friendly at Melwood Training Ground & Lost 1:3. Goal Scorers: DAN GOSLING, NUFC (assist ADAM CAMPBELL). DANIEL STURRIDGE (2 GOALS- Pens), LUIS ALBERTO.
NUFC: (Line Up Included): TIM KRUL, CHEICK TIOTE, VURNON ANITA, DAN GOSLING, GABRIEL OBERTAN, YOAN GOUFFRAN, HATEM BEN ARFA, ADAM CAMPBELL.
LIVERPOOL (Included) BRAD JONES, JOSE ENRIQUE, JORDAN HENDERSON, MARTIN KELLY, COUTINHO, DANIEL AGGER, FABIO BORINI, LUIS ALBERTO, (SUB- 45 DANIEL STURRIDGE).  
 
England Under 21’s defeated Scotland 6:0 in a friendly. Sammy Ameobi came on as a sub in the 60th minute.
 
In the Northern League, Bedlington Terriers defeated Whitley Bay 3:0. Martin Brittain scored one of their goals.
 
Team Northumbria defeated Hebburn Town 3:2; with one of their goals being scored by Dean Critchlow.
 
Spennymoor Town lost 3:1 to West Auckland Town, despite bringing on debutant Lee Kerr & Dan Taylor as subs.
 
AUG.14th
 
England defeated Scotland 3:2 in a friendly. James Milner came on as a sub. in the 66th minute.
 
Adam Campbell went out on loan to Carlisle United.
 
Jonathan Mitchell went out on loan to Workington.
 
Coloccini featured as a 71st minute sub at right back for Argentina in a 2:1 friendly win over Italy.
 
Shane Ferguson played the whole game for Michael O’Neil’s Northern Ireland at left half. The defeated Russia 1:0 in a World Cup Qualifier.
 
Haris Vuckic also featured at left half for Slovenia’s Under 21’s in a European Championships Qualifier. They lost 1:0 to Estonia.
 
Nigeria defeated South Africa 2:0 in a Nelson Mandela Challenge Cup Match. Shola Ameobi played the first at centre forward. 
 
Slovakia Under 19’s defeated Turkey 1:0 in a friendly & ’Lubo’ Satka played at centre half.
 
Craig Bellamy featured at outside left for Wales in a 0:0 friendly draw with the Republic of Ireland. He was substituted in the 59th minute. 
 
Emre came on as a sub in the 68th minute, for Turkey in a 2:2 friendly draw with Ghana.
 
Ketsbaia’s Georgia lost 1:0 to Kazakhstan in a friendly. Zurab Khizanishvili played at right half.
 
AUG.16th
 
Swindon Town signed ‘free agent’ Nile Ranger.
 
AUG.17th
 
Newcastle’s Under 21’s played their home league fixture of the season at St. James Park against WOLVES. The won 3:1 thanks to goals from MACAULEY GILLESPHEY (39), ADAM ARMSTRONG (45+ 1) & DAN GOSLING (90).. The vistors started the game lively & they had an effort cleared off the line by Bigirimana; before PATRICK ANTELMI scored in the 21st minute. Newcastle fought back & after equalising & then took the lead just before the break & Vuckic hit the bar with a great shot. The attendance was 584 & the game was refereed by Graeme Fyvie of Sunderland.
NUFC: JAK ALNWICK, KEVIN MBABU, MACAULEY GILLESPHEY (SUB- 45 JONATHYN QUINN), LUBOMIR SATKA, REMIE STREETE, CURTIS GOOD, DAN GOSLING, GAEL BIGIRIMANA, ALEX GILLIEAD (SUB- 74 TOM HEARDMAN), HARIS VUCKIC (SUB- 54 STEVEN LOGAN), ADAM ARMSTRONG.
WOLVES: JON FLATT, MICHAEL IHIEKWE, JORDAN CRANSTON, JAMIE O’HARA, JAMIE TANK (SUB- 71 KRISTIAN KOSTMA), GEORGE MARGREITTER, ANTHONY FORDE, TIM JAKOBSSON (SUB- 57 DOMINIC IORFA), PATRICK ANTELMI, SAM WHITTALL, ROBBIE PARRY.    
 
Newcastle’s Under 18’s were also in action, beginning their league fixtures away to ASTON VILLA, at Bodymoor Heath. They lost 0:3, after going in on level terms at the break. The Villa side had  23:34:16in goal. The game saw an under 18 competitive debut for JOE KERRIDGE. Goal Scorers: KHALID ABDO (Pen- 50), COURTNEY WILDIN (79), THOMAS STRAIN (84).
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, JAMIE STERRY, LIAM GIBSON (SUB- 71 ADAM LAIDLER), JORDAN STOREY, RYAN McKINNON, KYLE CAMERON, GREG OLLEY  (SUB- 60 CALLUM ROBERTS), LIAM SMITH, ANDY HALL (SUB- 60 JAMIE COBAIN), JOE KERRIDGE, DANIEL BARLASER.   
A.VILLA: (Included) AIDAN GRANT, TOMAS ZAZRIVEC, THOMAS STRAIN, COURTNEY WILDIN & KHALID ABDO. 
 
The English Premier League season got underway &  02 September 2013West Ham United got off to a flying start with a 2:0 win over newly promoted Cardiff City. Kevin Nolan scored the hammers second goal in the 76th minute.
 
Fulham travelled to Sunderland & won 1:0, with Damien Duff supplying the assist from a corner,
 
In the Championship, Blackpool drew 1:1 at Middlesbrough.  23:33:48scored Blackpool’s goal in the 83rd minute. Chopra came on as a sub in the 79th  minute, while Woodgate featured for Boro.
 
Carlisle United went down 4:0 to Coventry City. Adam Campbell made his debut as an 84th minute sub & Lewis Guy also featured.
 
Also in League One, Nile Ranger made his debut for Swindon Town in a 2:0 defeat to Shrewsbury Town. He was a 71st minute sub.
 
Charles Barnett made his AFC Telford league debut in a 2:1 win over Workington. Barnett was substituted in the 67th minute. On loan Jonathan Mitchell made his first start of the season in goal for Workington. 
 
Queen of the South played out a 3:3 draw with Livingston in the Scottish Championship. Ryan McGuffie fired another penalty in the game, in the 44th minute
 
Gateshead suffered another defeat in the Skrill Premier League. They lost 2:1 at home to Barnet. The game marked the competitive debut of Marcus Maddison, who came as a sub at half time. Bartlett & Baxter also featured, with Marwood also entering the game as a sub.
 
Blyth Spartans began their league fixtures in the Evostik Premier league, with a 1:1 draw at Marine. Joe Kendrick scored the Spartans with a 25th minute penalty.
 
1883 Darlington kicked off their Evostik 1st Division North campaign, with a 2:0 win over Warrington. Chris Moore made his competitive debut for Darlo. in the game at inside right. 
 
Whitby Town drew 1:1 with Ilkeston in the Evo Stik League.  23:32:14made his debut at outside left. 
 
It was Extra Preliminary Round FA Cup day for many of our Northern League sides. Ashington hammered Pontefract Collieries 9:0. Marc Walton score two in the game.
 
It was not a good day for North Shields, who exited from the FA Cup. They lost 2:0 at Albion Sports in their extra preliminary round & to rub salt into the wounds, Keiran Wrightson had an early goal ruled out.
 
Stuart Green’s Whitehaven defeated Northallerton Town 4:2 in their FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round.     
 
AUG.18th
 
The St. James Park Gates returned to ground, following a donation from sponsors Wonga. They had been sitting in Sir John Hall’s Woolsington Hall garden since they were removed in 1999 & needed a quick refurbishment from a local company.
 
Medhi Abeid made his debut on loan for Panathinaikos, They won 2:0 in the Greek Super League; featuring at Inside Right,
before being replaced after 84 mins
 
AUG.19th
 
Newcastle faced the daunting task of a trip to the Etihad Stadium to face MANCHESTER CITY
in their opening Premiership fixture. The predictable outcome gave a measure of the widening financial gulf between the two clubs in a pre season which saw City spending megabucks on world class stars, while Newcastle brought in an injured striker on loan. The score 4:0 to City. For the record City scored two in the first half through SILVA (6) & AGUERO (22)  & two in the second half through Y.TOURE (51) & NASRI (75). Steven Taylor got himself send off in the 45th minute to add to the opening day woes. Out most expensive export James Milner was not required to assist his club & remained on the bench. The pre match rumours that Cabaye had walked out did not help things either. One positive note was the premier league debut of local lad PAUL DUMMETT who gave a steady performance. The not so impressive attendance was 46 842 & the referee was Andre Mariner of the West Midlands. 
 23:31:08MAN. CITY: JOE HART, PABLO ZABALETA, VINCENT KOMPANY (Capt) (SUB- 71 JAVI GARCIA), JOLEON LESCOTT, GAEL CLICHY, JESUS NAVAS, FERNANDINHO, YAYA TOURE, DAVID SILVA (SUB- 80 ALVARO NEGREDO), EDIN DZEKO, SERGIO AGUERO (SUB- 61 SAMIR NASRI). 
 
Fulham secured the transfer of Scott Parker from Spurs. The undisclosed fee was reported to be about £2 million.
 
AUG.20th
 
Newcastle agreed a compensation fee with Crewe Alexandra, allowing Brad Inman to sign for them.
 
Billy Knott went out on loan from Sunderland to Wycombe Wanderers.
 
Blyth Spartans defeated Trafford in a 2:1 league win. Joe Kendrick scored another penalty I the 19th minute.
 
Despite having Mark Doninger sent off, Bedlington Terriers defeated Team Northumbria 1:0 in the Northern League.
 
In Northern League Division II, Heaton Stannington won again, defeating Thornaby 5:4. Brian Dodsworth scored one of the goals. 
 
JamesTavernier’s loan stint with Shrewsbury Town came to a premature end due to a foot injury. 
 
AUG.21st
 
David McCreery’s ‘catalyst4scholars’ soccer ‘Assessment Day’ for players aged 16 To 21 year olds took place in Newcastle.
 
AUG.22nd
 
Swansea defeated Petrolul Ploiesti 5:1 in a Europa League Play Off Round 1st. Leg tie. Wayne Routledge scored 2 of the goals in the 14th & 25th. minute.
 
AUG.23rd
 
Newcastle Under 21’s travelled to the Riverside to face MIDDLESBROUGH & lost 3:4. The goal scorers were: JONATHYN QUINN (45+ 1), ADAM ARMSTRONG (48), BRAD HALLIDAY (OG- 90+3), NUFC. EMMANUEL LEDEMSA (39), RYAN BROBBEL (47), ADAM JACKSON (61), CURTIS MAIN (63), BORO. The attendance was 577.
NUFC: JAK ALNWICK (SUB- 47 JONATHAN MITCHELL), KEVIN MBABU (SUB- 25 JAMMIE STERRY), REMIE STREETE, LUBO SATKA, CURTIS GOOD (capt), JONATHYN QUINN, MACAULEY BOOTH (SUB- 45 MACAULAY GILLESPHEY), GREY OLLEY, ALEX GILLIEAD, ROMAIN AMALFITANO, ADAM ARMSTRONG.
BORO: DIMITRIOS KONSTANTOPOULOS, ANDRE BENNETT, JONATHAN BURN, ADAM JACKSON (capt), BIRGER MELING, BRADLEY HALLIDAY, RYAN BROBBEL, BRYN MORRIS, CURTIS MAIN, EMMANUEL LEDESMA, LUKE WILLIAMS.    
 
AUG.24th
 
The fully restored Gates at St. James Park
were officially unveiled to the public a little further down the side of the ground on Barrack Road, from were they originally were, in front of the Milburn Stand. The brief ceremony was performed by Sir John Hall, a young Junior Magpie & some other selected fans at 11am. 

Newcastle drew 0:0 against Sam Allardyce & Neil McDonald's WEST HAM UNITED. It gave us our first point, but little to inspire the crowd of 49 622. After a dull first half, Newcastle gave it a go, but the only effort on target for West Ham was a close range tap in from Modibo Maiga; which was ruled offside. Newcastle’s Sammy Ameobi had a late effort, which was a cross come shot, which hit the post in the 92nd minute. The rebound fell close in to Yoan Gouffran, but he fired it over the bar. The game ended in a 0:0 draw. Prior to the game the return of the grounds original gates was marked by a brief ceremony with Sir John Hall present. The game was Alan Pardew’s 100th competitive game in charge. Kevin Nolan played but Andy Carroll remains injured. The referee was Phil Dowd of Staffordshire.
NUFC: TIM KRUL, MATHIEU DEBUCHY, DAVIDE SANTON, VURNON ANITA, FABRICIO COLOCCINI, MAPOU YANGA-MBIWA, MOUSSA SISSIKO, SYLVAIN MARVEUX (SUB- 65 SAMMY AMEOBI), PAPISS CISSE (SUB- 72 YOAN GOUFFRAN), SHOLA AMEOBI, HATEM BEN ARFA.
WEST HAM: JUSSI JAASKELAINEN, WINSTON REID, JOEY O’BRIEN, JAMES COLLINS, GUY DEMEL, KEVIN NOLAN (capt), MARK NOBLE, MOHAMED DIAME (SUB- 75 RAVEL MORRISON), MATT JARVIS, MODIBO MAIGA, STEWART DOWNING (SUB- 64 JOE COLE).
 
Newcastle Under18’s travelled to WOLVES & lost 2:1. The goal scorers were CIERON KEANE, PETER J.SMITH (1st Half) for Wolves & LIAM SMITH for Newcastle in the second half.
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, MACAULEY BOOTH, RYAN McKINNON, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, KYLE CAMERON, BEN DRENNAN, ROLANDO AARONS, DANIEL BARLASER (SUB- 65 JORDAN STOREY), LIAM SMITH, CALLUM ROBERTS, TOM HEARDMAN (SUB- 65 JOE KERRIDGE). 
 
Scott Parker made his debut for Fulham at inside right, in their 3:1 league defeat to Arsenal.
 
Billy Knott made his debut for Wycombe Wanderers at outside right. They drew 2:2 with Oxford United. He was substituted in the 89th minute.
 
In the Championship, Doncaster game with Charlton Athletic was called off at half time die to a waterlogged pitch. They were leading 3:1 & James Coppinger featured.
 
In the Skrill Premier League, Paddy McLaughlin got himself on the score sheet for his new club Grimsby Town, He scored in the 57th minute in the 3:1 win over Alfreton Town. 
 
Joe Kendrick converted his 3rd penalty in 3 games for Blyth Spartans as they drew 3:3 in an exciting league match with Worksop Town.
 
In the Northern League, Ashington defeated Hebburn Town 3:1. Marc Walton scored from the penalty spot in the 77th minute. Liam Atkin, Matty Grieve & James Taylor all featured.
 
Newcastle Benfield new signing Paul Brayson scored a 49th minute penalty in their 2:1 defeat to Consett. Paul Talbot & Chris Carr both featured for Benfield.
 
AUG.26th
 
In the Evo Stik Premier Blyth Spartans held Stocksbridge to a 1:1 draw. Joe Kendrick got to take another penalty in the 86th minute but this time he hot the bar. 
 
In the Northern League, Ashington defeated Bedlington Terriers 3:0. Marc Walton scored the third goal in the second half.
 
AUG.27th
 
Swindon Town defeated QPR 2:0 in the Capital One League Cup 2nd Rd. Their first goal came from Nile Ranger in the 38th minute.
 
Also in the Capital One League Cup, Hull City defeated Leyton Orient 1:0 & they gave Steve Harper his debut.
 
AUG.28th.
 
Newcastle travelled to Division II side MORECAMBE for their Capital One league Cup 2nd Rd. tie; winning 2:0
. After weathering the storm in the goalless first half, they had began to dominate in the second half. It took until the 83rd minute for the deadlock to be broken & once again it was  23:24:08who scored. Younger brother Sammy Ameobi got the second in the 93rd. minute, taking us through to the next round & making a little bit of history with the pair being the first brothers to both score in a competitive game. Newcastle gave Australian Curtis Good his senior competitive debut. The attendance was 5375 & the referee was Mark Haywood of West Yorkshire. The attendance was a new record for the Globe Arena. Ex Trialist keeper Arestidou was an unused sub.
NUFC: ROB ELLIOT, MATHIEU DEBUCHY, MAPOU YANGA-MBIWA (Capt), CURTIS GOOD, PAUL DUMMETT, GAEL BIGIRIMANA, DAN GOSLING, SYLVAIN MARVEAUX SUB- 88 MOUSSA SISSOKO), HARIS VUCKIC (SUB- 45 mins SHOLA AMEOBI), SAMMY AMEOBI, YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB 71 HATEM BEN ARFA).
MORECAMBE: BARRY ROCHE, ANDREW WRIGHT, MARK HUGHES (capt), ANDY PARRISH, TONY DIAGNE, ANDREW FLEMING (SUB- 77 ALEX KENYON), STEWART DRUMMOND (SUB- 87 JOE MWASILE), RYAN WILLIAMS, PADRAIG AMOND (SUB- 57 MARCUS MARSHALL), JACK SAMPSON, KEVIN ELLISON.  
 
Newcastle Under 18’s hosted SUNDERLAND in a home league match at Little Benton. They dominated the game & were unlucky to only be 1:0 up at half time. The first off goal came courtesy of a penalty converted by Liam Smith in the 42nd minute & a bursting run by Gilliead was halted in the box by a foul. The second half saw more of the same with impressive under 18’s goals being scored by Jonathyn Quinn (66) & Alex Gilliead (90), with Newcastle’s youngsters winning 3:0. The game saw debutant goalkeeper Yusuf Merson on trial from Liverpool. He was barely called into action. The referee was Andrew Boother.
NUFC: YUSUF MERSIN, JAMIE STERRY, KYLE CAMERON, BEN DRENNAN, RYAM McKINNON, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, ROLANDO AARONS (SUB- 64 CALLUM ROBERTS), LIAM SMITH, JONATHYN QUINN (SUB- 72 TOM HEARDMAN), GREG OLLEY, ALEX GILLIEAD.
SUNDERLAND: PETER BURKE, MICHAEL LEDGER, THOMAS ROBSON, MARTIN SMITH (SUB- 45 DYLAN McEVOY), ROSS COLQUHOUN, THOMAS BEADLING, REES GREENWOOD, DANIEL WRIGHT, JAMES STINSON (SUB- 79 DANIEL PYBUS), LYNDEN GOOCH, JORDAN BLINCO (SUB- 67 JOSH ROBSON).
 
England Under 17’s lost their opening FA International Tournament 3:1 against Portugal. Freddie Woodman played in goal.
 
Turkey Under 17’s are also taking part & they lost 3:2 to Italy. Daniel Barlaser featured, before being replaced in the 70th minute.. 
 
AUG.30th
 
England Under 17’s defeated Turkey 1:0 in the FA International Tournament, thanks to a goal from Adam Armstrong in the 50th minute. Turkey featured Daniel Barlaser. He was substituted in the 72nd minute. Woodman was an unused sub.
 
Newcastle recalled Adam Campbell early from his loan spell with Carlisle United.
 
AUG.31st
 
Newcastle
registered their first Premier League win of the season, 1:0 at home to FULHAM. Despite having numerous efforts at goal, the deciding goal which separated the sides was scored in the 86th. minute by HATEM BEN ARFA. LOIC REMY made his debut as a sub. in the 74th.  minute. Fulham’s line up included AARON HUGHES & SCOTT PARKER. Referee: Chris Foy (Lancashire). Attendance: 46 402.
NUFC: TIM KRUL, MATHIEU DEBUCHY, MAPOU YANGA-MBIWA, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), DAVIDE SANTON, HATEM BEN AFRA, MOUSSA SISSOKO, VURNON ANITA (SUB- 65 YOHAN CABAYE), SYLVAIN MARVEAUX (SUB- 74 LOIC REMY), SHOLA AMEOBI (SUB- 65 YOAN GOUFFRAN), PAPISS CISSE.
FULHAM: DAVID STOCKDALE, SASCHA RIETHER (SUB- 73 MATTHEW BRIGGS), BREDE HANGELAND (capt), AARON HUGHES, JOHN ARNE RIISE, ALEX KACANIKLIC, STEVEN SIDWELL (SUB- 89 STEVEN SIDWELL), SCOTT PARKER, BRYAN RUIZ, DIMITAR BERBATOV, DARREN BENT (SUB- 82 ADEL TAARABT). 
 
Newcastle Under 18’s were defeated 2:1 at home to Southampton. The goals came from MARCUS BARNES (2), JOSH SIMS (65), Southampton. CALLUM ROBERTS (10), NUFC.
NUFC: YUSUF MERSIN, JAMIE STERRY (SUB- 14 JAMES COBAIN), LIAM GIBSON, BEN DRENNAN (SUB- 65 JONATHYN QUINN), RYAN McKINNON, KYLE CAMERON, ALEX GILLIEAD (SUB- 45 GREG OLLEY), JORDAN STOREY, CALLUM ROBERTS, LIAM SMITH, ROLANDO AARONS.
SOUTHAMPTON: (Included): HARRY ISTED (Keeper), HARLEY WILLARD, MARCUS BAINES, JOSH SIMS, SAM GALLAGHER…
 
Medhi Abeid scored his first goal for Panathinaikos in a 1:1 draw with Veria in the Greek Super League.
 
Nile Ranger scored in the 34th minute for Swindon Town in their 5:0 victory over Crewe.
 
In the Evo Stik League, Blyth Spartans lost 2:1 to Matlock Town. Their goal came from Joe Kendrick who had his penalty saved & he knocked in the rebound.
 
In the Northern League, Lee Kerr scored his first goal for his new club, on loan; Bedlington Terriers. They defeated Sunderland RCA 3:1. 
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BULLETIN  28  -  SEPTEMBER 2013 – REVIEW

The ‘Transfer Window’ closed & to the dismay of most supporters, Newcastle secured no more players. Newcastle’s Capital One League Cup progression continued with a home win over Leeds took them into to the 4th Round, but the sides league form was very ‘hot & cold’. There were also over 50 000 fans & numerous ex players showing their appreciation of Steve Harper at his Testimonial Charity Match at St. James Park on September 11th. This months update on the website is the ‘Toon Tracker’ records of the Ex Players now Managers or Coaches & the Ex Trial Players, bringing them up to date. 
 
OBITUARY
 
On a sad note, with there is a slightly late Obituary this month, for Ex Newcastle coach JIMMY GREENHALPH who died on August 31st. (Aged 90), Darlington. His funeral at Darlington Crematorium took place on Sep.9th.
Born: AUG.26th.1923, Manchester. Clubs as Player: Hull City, Bury, Gillingham & Wigan Athletic.
Coach/Trainer- NUFC- JUN.1962 To JUN.1966.
Darlington: Manager JUL.1st.1966 To FEB.28th.1968.
(Honours: DIV. IV 3rd Place (Promotion)- 1966-67 Season).
Middlesbrough: Coach/Trainer 1970’s To 1979, Then Sunderland- Scout 1980’s.
 
SEP.1st
 
England 17’s finished their tournament group matches with a 1:1 draw with Italy. Freddie Woodman featured in goal before being replaced at half time & Adam Armstrong played.
 
Turkey Under 17’s ended their group matches with 2:0 win over Portugal & Daniel Barlaser played.  
 
SEP.2nd
 
Newcastle’s Under 21’s lost 5:4 to WEST HAM UNITED, in a 9 goal thriller at Whitley Park. They were 3:2 at half time in this development league game, which saw debuts for academy players Ben Drennan, Liam Smith & Callum Roberts. Goal Scorers: JONATHYN QUINN (3, 5 + 10 mins), ROLANDO AARONS (89 mins), NUFC. ELLIOT LEE (7 (pen), 38 + 68 (pen), DYLAN TOMBIDES (50), GEORGE MONCUR (54). The penalty’s against Newcastle came about from a Drennan foul & a Satka hand ball on the line. The attendance was 248 (including proud dad Rob Lee).
NUFC: JAK ALNWICK, LUBO SATKA, MACAULAY GILLRESPHEY (SUB- 75 CALLUM ROBERTS), BEN DRENNAN (SUB- 45 ROLANDO AARONS), REMIE STREETE, CURTIS GOOD, GREG OLLEY, GAEL BIGIRIMANA, JONATHYN QUINN, ROMAIN AMALFITANO (SUB- 19 LIAM SMITH), ALEX GILLIEAD.
WEST HAM: STEPHEN HENDERSON, CALLUM DRIVER, FRAZER SHAW, SEBASTIAN LLETGET, JAMIE HARNEY, PELLY RUDDOCK MPANZU, DANNY WHITEHEAD, GEORGE MONCUR, ELLIOT LEE, DYLAN TOMBIDES, KIERAN SADLIER (SUB- 86 BLAIR TURGOTT). 
 
Steven Logan went out on loan to Annan Athletic.
 
Stephen Ireland went out on loan from Aston Villa to Stoke City.
 
Peter Ramage went on loan to Blackpool from Blackburn Rovers.
 
Bradley Orr went on loan to Barnsley from Crystal Palace.
 
Carl Finningan (Recently released from Dundee), signed for South African side Chippa United.
 
SEP.3rd
 
In the Northern League, Ashington defeated Celtic Nation 4:0. James Taylor scored in the first half & Marc Walton scored their 4th with a 56th  minute penalty.
 
SEP.4th
 
Newcastle’s Romain Amalfitano went out on loan to French side Dijon FCO.
 
Newcastle Benfield drew 2:2 with Dunston UTS in the Northern League. Paul Brayson scored one of Benfield’s goals.
 
SEP.5th
 
Sammy Ameobi came on as a sub in the 75th minute from England Under 21’s. They defeated Moldova 1:0.
 
Adam Campbell played in the first half of England Under 19’s 6:1 victory over Moldova. He was substituted at half time.
 
SEP.6th
 
Newcastle’s Under 18’s took on MONKSEATON COLLEGE in a behind closed doors friendly. The game ended in a 0:0 stalemate.
 
England took a step closer to World Cup finals qualification, with a 4:0 win over Moldova. James Milner came as a sub in the 70th minute.
 
Michael O’Neil’s Northern Ireland lost 4:2 to Portugal. Shane Ferguson started the match, & was replaced in the 76th minute. The result leaves them with only 6 points from 7 matches in Group F for World Cup Qualification.
 
Wales lost 2:1 to Macedonia in their Group A World Cup Qualifier. Craig Bellamy played the whole game at outside left. Paul Dummett was an unused sub.
 
In Group I of the World Cup Qualifiers Ketsbaia’s Georgia held France to a 0:0 draw. Moussa Sissoko was on the only Newcastle player to feature for the French; playing at inside right.
 
The Faroe Islands lost 2:1 to Kazakhstan in their Group C World Cup Qualifier. Joan Edmundsson played at inside left, before being substituted in the 81st minute & Christian Mouristen featured at outside left.
 
In Group D, Hungary were defeated 3:0 by Romania, despite having Tomas Kadar playing at left half.
 
Slovenia Under 21’s lost 2:1 to Russia in a European Championships qualifier & their goal scorer was Haris Vuckic in the 56th minute. He captained the side at left half, before being replaced in the 87th minute 
 
SEP.7th
 
Nigeria defeated Malawi 2:0 in their World Cup Qualifier African Group F. Shola Ameobi came as a late sub in the game in the 84th minute.
 
In their World Cup African Group C qualifier the Ivory Coast drew 1:1 with Morocco. Tiote played in the game at inside right before being replaced in the 84th minute.
 
With only lower league & non league football taking place, There now follows brief snippets from on non league results, beginning with Gateshead who defeated Hereford United 2:1 in Skrill Premier League. James Marwood goal assisted their first goal & Adam Bartlett was in goal for Gateshead.
 
Also in the Skrill Premier, Richard Money’s Cambridge United defeayed Hyde 1:0. Ryan Donaldson played in the game at inside right.
 
Workington lost 3:1 at Histon, with on loan Jonathan Mitchell in goal
 
Blyth Spartans defeated Grantham 2:1 in the Evo Stik Premier League. Both Phil Airey & Joe Kendrick played for Blyth, while ex Newcastle trialist Deon Meikle featured at right half for Grantham. Their goal came about after Meikle fired the ball forward into the box & an error led to an own goal.
 
Whitby drew 2:2 with Barwell in their Evo Stik Premier League game. Adam Rundle goal assisted Whitby’s first with corner kick. Mark Cook played in goal for Whitby but was replaced late in the second half.  
 
In Evo Stik Division One (North), Darlington defeated Clitheroe 3:2, Chris Moore assisted his sides equaliser in the 83rd minute.
 
In the FA Vase 1st Qualifying Round, Newcastle Benfield defeated Chester-Le-Street 4:1. Paul Brayson scored on the of the goals in the second half.
 
Stuart Green’s Whitehaven exited from the FA Vase. They lost their 1st Qualifying Round 2:1, to Thackley
 
There were goals aplenty in the Northern League. Celtic Nation & Consett battled out a 4:4 draw. The ‘Nation’ line up included centre forward Colin McMenamin, who scored his sides opening goal & inside left Mark Boyd.
 
Newly promoted Morpeth Town hammed Team Northumbria 7:2. Paul Dunn featured at right half for Morpeth, before being substituted in the second half. The ‘students’ line up included centre half Louis Storey, left half Ben Sayer & outside left Dean Critchlow.    
 
Dunston UTS defeated Sunderland RCA 1:0, in a closely fought match. Dale Burrell got the winning goal in the 94th minute.
 
Whitley Bay continued their improved form with a comfortable 4:1 win over Bishop Auckland. Ryan McGorrigan came on as a sub in the second half.
 
Finally, Ashington lost 2:1 at West Auckland Town. Ashington’s line up included Liam Atkin, Matty Grieve, James Taylor & Marc Walton.
 
In Northern League Division II, promotion hopefuls North Shields continued their fine start, with a 3:1 win over Heaton Stannington. Kieron Wrightson hit the bar in the first half.
 
SEP.8th
 
A high profile Charity Match in aid of various cancer charity’s & the Trussell Trust was held at Celtic Park. The match between a Celtic XI & Stiliyan Petrov’s XI was won by the later 5:3. Managed by Kenny Dalglish their line up included Shay Given & Habib Beye who gave away a penalty in the first half. 
 
SEP.9th
 
Sammy Ameobi featured for England Under 21’s as a 58th minute sub. in their 1:1 draw with Finland.
 
Gateshead Under 18’s defeated Ryton & Crawcrook Albion 5:0 in the 1st Qualifying Round of the FA Youth Cup. Academy keeper Sam Busby featured in goal & ex trialist centre forward Kanda scored in the 60th. minute.
 
SEP.10th
 
England drew 0:0 in the Ukraine, in a World Cup Qualifier & James Milner played at inside right.
 
France defeated Belarus 4:2 in their Group I World Cup qualifier. Moussa Sissoko came on as a sub in the 80th minute.
 
Also in Group I, Ketsbaia’s Georgia lost 1:0 to Finland.
 
Michael O’Neil’s Northern Ireland lost Luxembourg 3:2 in a poor result in Group F. Shane Ferguson featured, before being substituted on the hour. 
 
In Group D, Hungary hammered Estonia 5:1, with Tomas Kadar at right half.
 
The Faroe Island lost 3:0 to Germany in Group C of the World Cup Qualifiers. Joan Edmundsson played at outside left; coming off in the 68th minute. Mouritsen came on as a sub in the 68th.
 
Gordon Strachan & Mark McGhee’s Scotland got back to winning ways, defeating Macedonia 2:1 in Group A of the World Cup Qualifiers.
 
Wales lost their Group A Qualifier to Serbia 3:0. Craig Bellamy played at inside left.
 
Nigeria defeated Burkina Fuso 4:1 in a friendly. Shola Ameobi scored his first international goal for them in the game in the 53rd minute. Shola played at centre forward, before being replaced in the 68th minute.
 
Coloccini played at right back for Argentina in their 5:2 friendly win over Paraguay.
 
Finally, Slovenia’s Under 21’s drew 2:2 with Denmark & Haris Vuckic scored for them in the 32nd minute. He featured at left half before being replaced on the hour.
 
SEP.11th
 
STEVE HARPER’s Testimonial ’20 Year Charity Match’
at St. James Park was a huge success. The 50 793 attendance raised thousands for his chosen charities of The Great North Children’s Hospital, The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation & Newcastle’s own foundation. The match between NUFC ‘LEGENDS’ & AC MILAN ‘GLORIE’, ended in a 0:0 draw. Both sides had their chances, with the closet coming to Tino Asprilla who had a header ruled for offside & Andy Cole who hit the post with a fine. Coach Steve Stone also got to ‘wear the shirt as did the introduction of the late Gary Speed’s two sons who came on later in the game, which was applauded by fans. The stalemate was decided on penalties for the Sir Bobby Robson Trophy. You can guess the rest. First Peter Beardsley had his spot kick saved as did Tino. Next Mr. Harper’s effort hit the keepers legs. After hitting home there first two, they then had theirs saved by Pav. Thankfully Alan Thompson spared our blushes and scored his. It remain 2:1, with Joey Barton’s penalty being tipped onto the post. Match referee Mark Clattenburg had an easy night overall, although he could have handed out a yellow card to Joey Barton when he got roars of approval for ‘chopping down’ Di Canio. Milan did have their chances, but Dabizas had a blinder in defender & the ‘clean sheets’ on both sides were due to fine goal keeping on both sides. Ex trialist MASSIDO ODDO featured for the Italian’s & he had his spot kick saved . The two penalty kick scorers for Ac Milan were Paulo Di Canio & Alessandro Costacurta.       
NUFC LEGENDS: STEVE HARPER (SUB-  30 SHAY GIVEN), (SUB- 60 PAV SRNICEK), NOBBY SOLANO (SUB- 50 STEVE WATSON), (SUB- 75 STEVE STONE), DARREN PEACOCK (SUB- 50 BRIAN KILCLINE), (SUB- 75 OLIVER BERNARD), NIKOS DABIZAS, JOHN BERESFORD (SUB- 35 ALESSANDRO PISTONE), LEE BOWYER (SUB- 60 JOEY BARTON), ROB LEE (SUB- 35 NICKY BUTT), (SUB- 60 KEVIN NOLAN), (SUB- 85 ED SPEED), RUEL FOX (SUB- 35 KEITH GILLESPIE), (SUB- 65 PAUL KITSON), DAVID GINOLA (SUB- 50 SCOTT SELLARS), (SUB- 65 ALAN THOMPSON), ALAN SHEARER (SUB- 50 ANDY COLE), LES FERDINAND (SUB- 20 TINO ASPRILLA), (SUB- 50 PETER BEARDSLEY), (SUB- 85 TOMMY SPEED).
AC MILAN GLORIE: SEBASTIANO ROSSI (SUB- 41 MASSIMO TAIBI),
GIUSEPPE PANCARO (SUB- 51 PIETRO VIERCHOWOD), GIUSEPPE FAVALLI, FRANCO BARESI (SUB- 42 ROBERTO MUSSI), PAOLO MALDINI, MASSIDO ODDO (SUB- 51 IBRAHIM BA), ALESSANDRO COSTACURTA, MARK VAN BOMMEL (SUB- 79 ROBERTO LORENZINI), GIANLUIGI LENTINI (SUB- 51 DANIELE MASSARO), PAULO DI CANIO, MAURIZIO GANZ (SUB- 41 CHRISTIAN LANTIGNOTTI).
 
In the Northern League, Paul Brayson scored a hat trick in Newcastle Benfield’s 6:1 hammering of Crook Town.
 
Bedlington Terriers only just lost out to Spennymoor Town 2:1, with Phil Cave scoring their goal in the 42nd minute.     
 
The annual Youth Ministry Golf Day at Slaley Hall, Northumberland. The Ex Newcastle players involved were Steve Watson, John Beresford, Olivier Bernard, Peter Beardsley & Alan Shearer.
 
SEP.14th
 
Newcastle gathered their first away Premier League points of the season at Villa Park. They won 2:1 against ASTON VILLA, with an attack minded display. Newcastle opened their account with a fine individual effort from HATEM BEN ARFA in the 18th. minute; following a great run into the box by Remy. In the second half Aston Villa gained a foothold, scoring through CHRISTIAN BENTEKE in the 67th minute. Five minutes later Newcastle were back in front when a Ben Arfa effort was parried into the path of YOAN GOUFFRAN who fired home. The attendance was 37 554 & the referee was Mike Dean of the Wirral.
NUFC: TIM KRUL, MATTHIEU DEBUCHY, FABRICIO COLOCCINI, MPAMPA YANGA-MBIWA, DAVIDE SANTON, VURNON ANITA (SUB- 74 CHIECK TIOTE), YOHAN CABAYE (SUB- 88 SAMMY AMEOBI), HATEM BEN ARFA, MOUSSA SISSOKO, LOIC REMY (SUB- 63 YOAN GOUFFRAN), PAPISS CISSE.
A.VILLA: BRAD GUZAN, MATTHEW LOWTON, RON VLAAR (Capt), JORES OKORE (SUB- 30 CLARAN CLARK), ANTONIO LUNA, KARIM EL AHMADI (SUB- 67 LIBOR KUZAK), ASHLEY WESTWOOD, FABIAN DELPH, ANDREAS WEIMAN (SUB- 88 ALEKSANDER TONEV), CHRISTIAN BENTEKE, GABRIEL AGBONLAHOR. 
 
Newcastle’s Under 18’s suffered another Academy League defeat, losing 2:1 away to READING. At Hogwood Park. Goal Scorers: TOM HEARDMAN (2nd Half), NUFC. CONOR SHAUGHESSEY (1st Half), NOOR HUSIN (75), READING.
Referee: Mervyn Fernandez, London.
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, JAMIE COBAIN, BEN DRENNAN, KYLE CAMERON, LIAM GIBSON, ALEX GILLIEAD, ROLANDO AARONS, GREG OLLEY, LIAM SMITH (SUB- 55 TOM HEARDMAN), JONATHYN QUINN (SUB- 75 JOE KERRIDGE), CALLUM ROBERTS (SUB- 55 JORDAN STOREY).
READING: LEWIS WARD, NANA OWUSU (SUB- 75 TENNAI WATSON), GEORGE McLENNON, AARON KUHL, ROB DICKIE, DOMINIC HYAM, JACK STACEY, CONOR SHAUGHNESSY, DE’JAUNE TAYLOR-CROSSDALE (SUB- 75 SHPAT ISMAJLI), LIAM KELLY, HAMMED LAWAL (SUB- 70 NOOR HUSIN).
 
Romain Amalfitano made his debut for Dijon, in a French Ligue II, 0:0 draw verses Bastia. He came on as a 71st minute Sub.
 
Stephen Ireland made his debut for Stoke City in a 0:0 draw with Manchester City. Ireland came on in the 70th minute wearing squad number 32.
 
In League One, Preston North End defeated Stevenage 3:0. Paul Huntington opened their account in the game, with goal just before half time.
 
In League Two, Wycombe Wanderers defeated Plymouth 3:0 & Billy Knott scored their third in the 90th minute.
 
Aberdeen’s strong start in their Scottish Premier campaign continued, with a 3:0 win over Partick Thistle. Calvin Zola scored their first in the 13th minute.
 
In the FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round, Blyth Spartans lost to AFC Fylde 3:1. Phil Airey & Joe Kendrick featured.
 
Whitby Town drew 1:1 with West Auckland Town & the replay will be required to progress into the 2nd qualifying round of the FA Cup. Mark Cook played in goal for Whitby & Adam Rundle featured at outside left.
 
Also ending in a draw in the FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round was Bishop Auckland who drew 2:2 at Guisborough Town. The ‘Bishop’s’ had Scott Pocklington in goal.
 
In the Evo Stik 1st Division (North), Darlington 1883 defeated Mossley 4:0. Their fourth was stunning strike Chris Moore in the second half.
 
The highest scorers in the Northern League were Ashington who thrashed Billingham Town 8:1. Sub. Marc Walton scored twice.
 
Celtic Nation defeated Whitley Bay 3:0, sending them to the top of the Northern League. Mark Boyd scored their opener in the 12th minute.
 
Dunston UTS & Bedlington Terriers played out a 2:2 draw, with Lee Kerr scoring both of Bedlington’s goals in the 7th & 12th minutes.
 
Newcastle Benfield defeated Newton Aycliffe 4:2 in the Northern League. They handed ex Newcastle reserve Michael Riley his debut at outside left, before being replaced in the second half. Benfield’s second goal came in the second half through Paul Brayson.
 
Jonathan Mitchell played his last game on loan for Workington in a 4:2 win over Gloucester City.
 
Gateshead’s Under 18’s Football Conference Youth Alliance (North Division) side defeated Harrogate Town 3:2. Mechack Kanda scored in the first half.
 
SEP.15th
 
Liam Henderson, who moved from South Shields to West Auckland Town at the start of the season, went out on loan to Newcastle Benfield.
 
SEP.16th
 
Newcastle Under 21’s hosted EVERTON in a league match at St. James Park. After dominating the first half they led 1:0 at half time, Everton equalised in the second half; with the game ending in a 1:1 draw. The Goal Scorers were ADAM ARMSTRONG (44), NUFC & HALLUM HOPE (70), Everton. Attendance: 642.
NUFC: JAK ALNWICK, JAMES TAVERNIER, PAUL DUMMETT, GAEL BIGIRIMANA, LUBO STAKA, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, HARIS VUCKIC (SUB- 84 ROLANDO AARONS), DAN GOSLING, ADAM CAMPBELL, ADAM ARMSTRONG, SAMMY AMEOBI.
EVERTON: MATEUSZ TAUDUL, JON KENNY, IBOU TOURAY, TYIAS BROWNING, MATTHEW PENNINGTON, MATTHEW KENNEDY (SUB- 85 GEORGE GREEN), CONOR GRANT, JOHN LUNDSTRAM, HALLUM HOPE, CHRISTOPHER LONG, RYAN LEDSON (Sub- 64 GETHIN JONES). 
 
SEP.17th
 
Sami Hyypia’s Bayer Leverkusen lost 4:2 at Manchester United in their opening Champions League group match. 
 
Steven Logan featured in his first game on loan; at right half for Annan Athletic Reserves in a 3:2 league win over Cowdenbeath.
 
SEP.18th
 
Ashington defeated Billingham Synthonia 3:1 in the 1st Rd of the Northern League Cup. Marc Walton scored one of the goals.
 
North Shields won their Northern League cup match against Shildon 1:0, thanks to a superb shot from Keiran Wrightson.
 
In the Northern League, Newcastle Benfield defeated Team Northumbria 4:0, with Paul Brayson adding to his goal tally.
 
Mark Doninger made his debit for new club Shildon at outside left.. They lost to North Shields 1:0, in the Northern league Cup 1st. Round. Doninger had signed for them, leaving Bedlington the previous day.
 
SEP.19th
 
Birtley St. Joseph’s FC held a Sportman’s Dinner at Birtley CMS Club with Guest Speakers John Beresford & Kevin Ball. 
 
SEP.21st
 
Newcastle entertained HULL CITY in the Premier League. Newcastle led a very open game 2:1 at half, but they were second best by the end of the game & lost 3:2. The goals for Newcastle, were both scored by LOIC REMY in the 10th & 44th minute. He also shot just wide from close range in the second half. Hull’s goals came from BRADY, 26 mins, Elmohamady 48 mins & Aluko 76 mins. The attendance was 51 523 & the referee was Martin Atkinson from Yorkshire.
NUFC: TIM KRUL, MATHIEU DEBUCHY (SUB- 86 CHEICK TIOTE), DAVIDE SANTON, FABRICIO COLOCCINI, MAPOU YANGA-MBIWA, YOHAN CABAYE (SUB- 62 YOAN GOUFFRAN), MOUSSA SISSIKO, VURNON ANITA, PAPISSE CISSE (SUB- 73 SYLVAIN MARVEAUX), HATEM BEN ARFA, LOIC REMY.
HULL: ALLAN McGREGOR, LIAM ROSENIOR, JAMES CHESTER, CURTIS DAVIES (Capt), AHMED ELMOHAMADY, TOM HUDDLESTONE, ROBBIE BRADY (SUB- 74 DAVID MEYLER), JAKE LIVERMORE, STEPHEN QUINN (SUB- 64 GEORGE BOYD), DANNY GRAHAM (SUB- 84 YANNICK SAGBO), SONE ALUKO.
 
The Under 18’s lost 2:1 to WEST BROM. Playing at home at Little Benton they trailed 1:0 at half time to goal from CALLUM JONES after 10 minutes. CALLUM ROBERTS equalised for Newcastle in the 76th minute, but SAMIR NABI scored the winner in the 85th. minute. West Brom’s Buchanan also hit the bar with penalty in injury time.
NUFC: JONATHAN MITCHELL, BEN DRENNAN, KYLE CAMERON, GREG OLLEY, RYAN MCKINNON, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, CALLUM ROBERTS, JONATHYN QUINN (SUB- 78 DANIEL BARLASER), TOM HEARDMAN, ADAM ARMSTRONG, ROLANDO AARONS.
WEST BROM (Included): ALEX PALMER, ANDRE WRIGHT, RYAN PACE, CALLUM JONES, SAMIR NABI, TAVHON CAMPBELL, JONATHAN LEKO, MATTHEW BUCHANAN.
 
Steven Logan made his first team debut for Annan Athletic. He came on in the 52nd. minute, in their 2:1 league defeat to Clyde.
 
In the Championship, Blackpool drew 2:2 with Leicester City. Chris Basham scored their first in the 19th minute.
 
Middlesbrough drew 3:3 with Bournemouth; whose equaliser came in the 83rd minute thanks to an own goal from Jonathan Woodgate.
 
In League One, Swindon Town defeated Bristol City 3:2, with Nile Ranger scoring the winner in the 87th minute.
 
Dartford defeated Kidderminster 3:0 in the Skrill Premier League. Jason Prior scored their opener in the 34th minute.
 
Gateshead defeated Tamworth 1:0. The only goal came from a penalty scored by Larkin, after James Marwood had been brought down in the box.
 
In the Evo Stik League, Whitby Town lost 2;1 to AFC Fylde. Adam Rundle scored their goal in the 65th. minute.
 
Stephen Forster scored for Morpeth Town in the 3;0 win over Washington in the FA Vase 2nd. Qualifying Rd.
 
In the Northern League, Colin McMenanin scored twice in the first half, in Celtic Nations 3:0 victory over Newton Aycliffe. 
 
In Division Two of the Northern League, Seaham Red Star hammered Alnwick Town 6:2. Tommy English got two of their goals.
 
Stokesley’s cricket season came to an end with a defeat to the North Yorkshire & South Durham Premier League champions Richmondshire. James Beaumont hit 11 runs, but his side were all out for 110, with Richmondshire hitting 111 for 0. Beaumont bowled no wickets for 18 runs.  
 
SEP.23rd
 
Gateshead Under 18’s defeated Scarborough Athletic 8:1 in the FA Youth Cup 1st Qualifying Round. Mechack Kanda assisted one of the goals with a back heel in the first half. He began the game at centre forward, before being replaced in the 54th minute. Sam Busby was an unused sub. 
 
Both Matty Grieve & Liam Atkin both left Ashington to sign for Celtic Nation.
 
SEP.24th
 
James Troisi went out on loan from Atlanta to Australian side Melbourne Victory.
 
SEP.25th
 
Newcastle hosted Leeds United in the 3rd. Round of the Capital One Cup. In a professional display against a battling Leeds side they won 2:0. PAPISS CISSE ended his goal drought in the 31st minute & the victory was secured by YOAN GOUFFRAN in the 67th minute. SAMMY AMEOBI provided the assist for both goals.
The referee was Mike Jones of Chester & the attendance was a 36220.
NUFC: TIM KRUL, MATHIEU DEBUCHY, MIKE WILLIAMSON, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, VURNON ANITA (SUB- 80 DAN GOSLING), CHEICK TIOTE, SYLVAIN MARVEAUX, YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 83 HARIS VUCKIC), SAMMY AMEOBI, PAPISS CISSE (SUB- 71 GABRIEL OBERTAN).
LEEDS: PADDY KENNY, SAM BYRAM, SCOTT WOOTTON, JASON PEARCE, STEPHEN WARNOCK, ALEX MOWATT, RODOLF AUSTIN, MICHAEL TONGUE (SUB- 64 EL-HADJ DIOUF), ROSS McCORMACK, DOMINIC POLEON (SUB- 64 AIDAN WHITE), MATT SMITH.
 
Heaton Local History Society unveiled a ‘City Council Plaque’ in honour of Colin Veitch at his former home at No. 1 Stratford Villas, Heaton.  The unveiling ceremony was attended by the Mayor of Newcastle & Bob Moncur. This was followed by a talk on his life entitled ‘Colin Veitch, ‘The man who was superman’ at the Corner House Pub, Heaton.
 
Dan Taylor scored twice for Spennymoor Town defeated Billingham Synthonia 3:1.
 
SEP.27th
 
Spennymoor Town Autumn Dinner Evening at Ramside Hall, with Guest Speaker Peter Beardsley.
 
SEP.28th
 
Newcastle’s Under 18’s travelled to play FULHAM at Motspur Park in the league & won 1:0; thanks to a first half goal from BEN DRENNAN in the 20th minute. He later cleared an effort off the line with his head. The second half, Donnelly of Fulham hit the post. Newcastle had Stefan Brocolli on trial (an ex Arsenal academy player whp hails from Peterborough); however, he did not make an appearance. Neither did another new name on the subs bench Paul Woolston.
NUFC: JONATHAN MITCHELL, JAMES MORGAN, LIAM GIBSON, BEN DRENNAN, RYAN McKINNON, KYLE CAMERON, DANIEL BARLASER, JORDAN STOREY, CALLUM ROBERTS, ALEX GILLIEAD (SUB- 72 GREG OLLEY), ADAM LAIDLER (SUB- 77 ANDY HALL).
FULHAM: MAGNUS NORMAN, RYHEEM SHECKLEFORD (SUB- 75 SHANE ELWORTHY), LIAM DONNELLY, CAMERON BURGESS, NOE BABA, FODAY NABAY (SUB- 70 JOSH SMILE), SOLAMON SAMBOU, PATRICK ROBERTS, JORDAN EVANS, GEORGE WILLIAMS, DEAN O’HALLORAN.
 
In the Championship, Joey Barton scored in the 4th  minute for QPR in their 2:0 win over Middlesbrough. 
 
Danny Guthrie scored both Reading’s goals in their 2:0 win over Birmingham. He found the net in the 32nd & 75th minutes.
 
Ashington defeated Billingham Town 3:1 in the Northern League. Their first scored was scored by Marc Walton with a free kick in the 34th minute. 
 
Bedlington Terriers went down 4:3 to Crook Town. Martin Brittain scored Bedlington’s last goal with a 85th minute penalty.   
 
Marc Doninger scored twice in the first half, for new club Shildon. His side demolished Billingham Synthonia 5:1 in the Northern League; with his goals coming in the 12th & 45th minutes.
 
Newcastle Benfield defeated Hebburn Town 3:1, with Paul Brayson adding to his goal tally; hitting a hat trick.
 
Celtic Nation defeated Team Northumbria 2:0. Matty Grieve marked his debut with a 47th. minute headed goal. Colin McMenamin scored their opener in the 23rd minute.
 
Lee Kerr returned from being on loan with Bedlington & turned out for Spennymoor Town. He came on as a sub in their 2:2 draw with Durham.
 
SEP.30th
 
Newcastle travelled EVERTON for a Monday evening Premier League match at Goodison Park. An outplayed Newcastle found themselves three down by half time, but an improved second half performance saw them pull two goals back; losing 3:2.
Goal Scorers: ROMELU LUKAKU (5 + 37 mins), ROSS BARKLEY (25 mins), EVERTON. YOHAN CABAYE (51 mins), LOIC REMY (89 mins), NUFC. Everton’s side featured SYLVAIN DISTIN.
The Attendance was 33 495 & the match referee was Phil Dowd (Staffs).
NUFC: TIM KRUL, MATHIEU DEBUCHY, FABRICIO COLICCINI (capt), MAPOU YANGA-MBIWA (SUB- 45 MIKE WILLIAMSON), DAVIDE SANTON, CHEICK TIOTE, VURNON ANITA (SUB- 69 PAPISS CISSE), HATEM BEN ARFA (SUB- 45 YOHAN CABAYE), MOUSSA SISSOKO, LOIC REMY, YOAN GOUFFRAN.
EVERTON: TIM HOWARD, SEAMUS COLEMAN, PHIL JAGIELKA (capt), SYLVAIN DISTIN, LEIGHTON BAINES, JAMES McCARTHY, GARETHH BARRY, LEON OSMAN, (SUB- 90+ 2 JOHN STONES), ROSS BARKLEY (SUB- 88 STEVEN NAISMITH), KEVIN MIRALLAS (SUB- 73 GERARD DEULOFEU), ROMELU LUKAKU.     
 
The Under 21’s had a better day & battled to win 4:3 away at WEST BROM. in the league. Newcastle came back from 3:2 down at half time. Goal Scorers: ALEX JONES (13), MANI O’SULLIVAN (14), MORGAN FERRIER (44), WEST BROM. GAEL BIGIRIMANA (8), HARIS VUCKIC (25 + 75), ADAM ARMSTRONG (82), NUFC. The attendance was 188 & the referee was Derek Eaton (Tewkesbury).
NUFC: JAK ALNWICK, JAMES TAVERNIER, REMIE STREETE, CURTIS GOOD, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, GAEL BIGIRIMANA, ROLANDO AARONS (SUB- 59 CALLUM ROBERTS), HARIS VUCKIC, ADAM CAMPBELL, ADAM ARMSTRONG, JONATHYN QUINN.
WEST BROM: JACK ROSE, JORDAN FRANCIS, WESLEY ATKINSON, CAMERON GAYLE, BRAD GARMSTON (capt), (SUB- 85 BILLYN JONES), GEORGE THORNE, MORGAN FERRIER, MANI O’SULLIVAN (SUB- 71 SAMIR NABI), LIAM O’NEIL (SUB- 45 AARON BIRCH), KEMAR ROOFE, ALEX JONES.  

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BULLETIN 29 - OCTOBER 2013 REVIEW

Welcome to the ‘theyworetheshirt’ October 2013 Review & Bulletin. The month saw an improvement in the clubs league form, but they suffered another defeat in the ‘Derby’ against Sunderland. Capital One League Cup opponents Manchester City were too much of an obstacle, with Newcastle bowing out in Round 4. The mammoth task of  updating the 'Toon Tracker' is continuing & it’s the turn of the 1st.
Team Friendly Player section this month. There is are some additions to the overall database this month, The inclusion of Oliver Bernard; following his guest appearance in Steve Harper’s testimonial sees his inclusion. There was also the ‘reformation’ of Bedlington Terriers 1999 side for charity match in August, which saw ex junior, Warren Teasdale coming out of retirement to play. Warren is the clubs current Women’s Team 1st Team Coach. In addition to these, I have had the honour of catching up with Hoylandswaine Cricket Club’s Steven Hardwick. Although most of his involvement these days is as Head Groundsman at the club, he has notched up a few games for the clubs 2nd XI & is very worthy of inclusion; now in his late 50’s. Apologies go out to David Kelly now getting added to the ex player now coach/manager, who is currently ‘deputy’ manager with Nottingham Forest. There are also the trio of coaches who joined Peter Beardsley & turned out for the clubs reserve XI against Steve Harmison’s side; namely; Steve Stone, Dave Watson & Kevin Richardson.

RETIREMENT
 
We begin the review of October’s activities with a slightly late acknowledgement of George Herd’s announcement on September 28th. that he was retiring as Head Coach at Sunderland RCA & from the game at the ‘tender’ age of 77. He stood down at Sunderland RCA, along with manager Neil Hixon. George’s involvement in the game spans every decade from the 1950’s onwards & we wish him all the best for the future. Hopefully his dedicated involvement in the game will be recognised so that some form of tribute can be arranged. 
 
OCT.1st
 
Josh Carmichael made his debut in goal for Sunderland RCA. They lost 4:0 to Ashington. It seems likely Carmichael signed for RCA, the previous day.
 
Whitley Bay decided to release Ryan McGorrigan.
 
OCT.2nd
 
Dan Gosling exited St. James Park on loan to Blackpool. He made his debut the following day wearing squad number 4. Gosling came on as a sub in the 74th minute in Blackpool’s 0:0 league draw with Charlton Athletic.
 
England’s Under 16’s defeated Wales 1:0 in a Victory Shield match. Newcastle youngster Liam Bell playing in the first half in midfield.
 
A ‘Celebrity Golf Day’ also took place at Slaley Hall, in aid of the ‘Prince’s Trust’. Alan Shearer & Rob Lee both took part.
 
OCT.5th
 
Newcastle claimed a valuable three points on theirs travels at CARDIFF CITY; with a good performance away. Goal Scorers: LOIC REMY (30 + 38 mins), NUFC. PETER ODEMWINGE (58 mins), CARDIFF. Cabaye hit the post with a free kick. Attendance: 27 538, Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicester). Craig Bellamy came on as a sub for Cardiff.
NUFC: TIM KRUL, MATHIEU DEBUCHY, MIKE WILLIAMSON, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), DAVIDE SANTON, CHIECK TIOTE YOHAN CABAYE (SUB- 86 HATEM BEN ARFA), YOAN GOUFFRAN, MOUSSA SISSIKO, LOIC REMY (SUB- 71 JONAS GUTIERREZ), PAPISS CISSE.
CARDIFF: DAVID MARSHALL, KEVIN THEOPHILE-CATHARINE. STEVEN CAULKER (capt), BEN TURNER, ANDREW TAYLOR, PETER ODEMWINGE (SUB- 81 NICKY MAYNARD), ARON GUNNARSSON, KIM BO-KYUNG (SUB- 45 JORDON MUTCH), GARY MEDAL, PETER WHITTINGHAM, FRAIZER CAMPBELL (SUB- 66 CRAIG BELLAMY)    
 
The clubs Under 18’s travelled to STOKE CITY to play a league fixture but had a poor day. They lost 4:1, having been three nil down by half time. Goal Scorers: JOEL TAYLOR (6), RYAN McKINNON (OG- 1st Half), YUSUF COBAN (1st Half), ED SANDERS (63), STOKE. CALLUM ROBERTS (85), NUFC. Newcastle did come close to getting another goal in the first half, when Jordan Storey hit the post.
NUFC: JONATHAN MITCHELL, JAMES MORGAN (SUB- 69 JAMES COBAIN), LIAM GIBSON (SUB- 45 ANDY HALL), BEN DRENNAN, RYAN McKINNON (capt), KYLE CAMERON, DANIEL BARLASER, OLIVIER KEMEN (SUB- 45 ADAM LAIDLER), CALLUM ROBERTS, ALEX GILLIEAD, JORDAN STOREY.
STOKE: DOMINIC KURASIK, JAKE COOK, CURTIS STRONG, KIERAN MONLOUIS (SUB- 77 OLIVER ROBERTS), EDWARD SANDERS (capt), JOSEPH HULME, RYAN SHIELDS, EDDY LECYGNE (SUB- 61 JOHNVILLE RENEE-PRINGLE), YUSUF COBAN (SUB- 74 CHARLES-ANTHONY WESTON-HAYLES), OLIVER SHENTON, JOEL TAYLOR  
 
‘Over the river’, Gateshead continued their improved form, defeating Dartford at home 2:0. James Marwood scored their opener in the 43rd minute; with the assist coming from Craig Baxter. Dartford’s squad included ex trialist Jason Prior, who featured as a sub in the 69th minute.
 
Darlington 1883, progressed into the next round of the FA. Trophy in fine style. They defeated Osset Albion 6:1 in their Preliminary Round tie. Chris Moore scored two of the goals in the first half.
 
In the Northern League, Colin McMenamin’s 61st minute goal, wasn’t enough to prevent Celtic Nation going down 2:1 to West Auckland.
 
Newcastle Benfield hammered a poor Bedlington Terriers line up 7:0. Paul Brayson scored twice.
 
OCT.6th
 
Steven Taylor was a guest at the ‘Herblife’ Nutritional Lifestyle Event at St. James Park.
 
OCT.7th
 
Newcastle Under 21’s played Bolton Wanderers at home at Whitley Park. In front of a small crowd of 324 they drew 1:1. After a goalless first half, Bolton’s Tom Young’s scored in the 47th minute; having already hit the post in the first half. ADAM CAMPBELL put Newcastle level with a goal in the 71st minute. 
NUFC: JAK ALNWICK, JAMES TAVERNIER, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, GAEL BIGIRIMANA, REMIE STREETE, CURTIS GOOD (SUB- 59 BRENDON MIELE), ROLANDO AARONS (SUB- 74 CALLUM ROBERTS), JONATHYN QUINN (SUB- 64 ALEX GILLIEAD), GABRIEL OBERTAN (capt), ADAM CAMPBELL, ADAM ARMSTRONG.
BOLTON: ANDREW LONERGAN, HAYDEN WHITE, ANDY KELLETT, OSCAR THRELKELD. CIAN BOLGER, JAMES KELLY, OLUWASANMI ODELUSI, JAN GREGUS, CONOR WILKINSON, ZACK CLOUGH (SUB- 81 GEORG ILIEV), TOM YOUNGS.
 
Gateshead Under 18’d progressed into the next round of the FA Youth Cup with a 4:0 win over Nelson. Ex trial centre forward Kanda scored a hat trick; with goals in the 34th, 52nd & 67th minute 
 
OCT.8th
 
Gateshead travelled to Hyde & won 2:0 in the Skrill Premier League. James Marwood scored their opener in the 10th. minute. 
 
In the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy 2nd Round, Morecambe drew 0:0 with Carlisle United. They went out 4:3 on penalties, with Arestidou in goal. Lewis Guy started for Carlisle, before being substituted in the 73rd minute.   
 
Olivier Kemen captained France Under 18’s in a 2:2 friendly draw with the USA.
 
OCT.9th
 
Newcastle Benfield had a commanding win over Team Northumbria in the Northumberland Senior Cup 1st Rd; defeating them 4:2. Paul Brayson scored twice.
 
OCT.10th
 
NUFC XI v NORTHERN LEAGUE XI At Ashington. The match was in recognition of Steve Harmison’s Benefit Year, with Steve playing in the Northern League side. Newcastle’s side ran out 8:3 winners having been three up at halftime.
Newcastle’s starting line up included coaching staff ‘debutants’ Steve Stone, Dave Watson & Kevin Richardson, as well Peter Beardsley. Willie Donachie stood aside to allow John Carver to manage the side on the night. The opposition were STEVE HARMISON’S NORTHERN LEAGUE XI, The match referee was Michael Oliver (Ashington). The good attendance was over 1000. Haidara & Good had both been listed to play, but they were withdrawn.
Goal Scorers: PETER BEARDSLEY (2), ADAM ARMSTRONG (23, 49, 70), ADAM CAMPBELL (45+1), ROLANDO AARONS (72- Pen + 88), JAMES TAVERNIER (85), NUFC. ANDREW JOHNSON (58), DEAN HOLMES (62), PHIL MUSTARD (64),
HARMISON XI.  
NUFC: JONATHAN MITCHELL, JAMES TAVERNIER, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, KEVIN RICHARDSON (SUB- 67 BEN DRENNAN), DAVE WATSON, REMIE STREETE, STEVE STONE (SUB- 67 ROLANDO AARONS), PETER BEARDSLEY, ADAM CAMPBELL (SUB- 56 JONATHYN QUINN), ADAM ARMSTRONG, GAEL BIGIRIMANA (SUB- 56 CALLUM ROBERTS).
HARMISON XI: SEAN McCAFFERTY (Bedlington Ter) (SUB- 45 KARK DRYDEN), SCOTT BLANDFORD (Ashington), DANIEL PATTERSON (North Shields), BEN RICHARDSON (North Shields), JAMES HARMISON (Ashington), STEVE HARMISON (Durham County CC), DEAN HOLMES (Blyth Spartans), PAUL ROBINSON (NUFC Foundation Coach), GARETH BAINBRIDGE (Ashington), GLEN TAYLOR (Ashington), ANDREW JOHNSON (Ashington). Subs: BEN HARMISON (Bedlington Ter) (SUB- 44), PHIL MUSTARD (Durham County CC) (SUB- 2nd Half, MEL HARMISON (ex Bedlington Ter) (SUB- 44).
 
OCT.11th
 
France defeated Australia 6:0 in an international friendly. Yohan Cabaye scored one of the goals in the 29th minute, playing at inside right, before being replaced by Moussa Sissoko in the 82nd. minute. Left Back, Mathieu Debuchy also netted in the 47th minute & Loic Remy also played in the game at inside left.
 
England defeated Montenegro 4:1 in a World Cup qualifier. James Milner made a cameo appearance as an 87th minute sub.
 
Wales defeated Macedonia 1:0 in a World Cup Qualifier. Craig Bellamy played the full game at inside left.
 
Van Gaal & Patrick Kluivert’s Holland hammered Hungary 8:1. Tomas Kadar was in the suffering Hungarian side at centre half before being replaced at half time.
 
Michael O’Neil’s Northern Ireland lost 2:0 to Azerbaijan. Shane Ferguson played the full game at left half.
 
The Faroe Islands gained a credible 1:1 draw with Kazakhstan in their World Cup Qualifier. Joan Edmundsson played outside left before being substituted in the 77th minute.
 
Slovenia’s Under 21’s drew 2:2 Denmark in a European Championship Qualifier. Haris Vuckic assisted one of his countries goals; playing the full match at left half.
 
France Under 18’s won their next friendly verses Poland 2:0. Olivier Kemen was the sides captain once again.
 
OCT,.12th
 
Senegal lost 3:1 to Ivory Coast, Papiss Cisse got their only goal coming as a late as the 5th minute of injury time, playing at outside left. Cheick Tiote also featured at outside right for the Ivory Coast in the World Cup African 3rd Round Qualifier. 
 
Brad Inman scored Crewe’s second goal in the 64th minute; when they defeated Preston 2:0 in League One.
 
In the Northern League Dunston UTS defeated Morpeth Town 5:0. Dale Burrell scored twice, in the 7th minute & then a penalty in the 13th. Stephen Forster featured for Morpeth.
 
Shildon hammered Billingham Town 7:0 in the Northern league, with Mark Doninger scoring twice.
 
Both Ben Sayer & Mark Bertram scored for Team Northumbria in their 4:1 victory over Newton Aycliffe.
 
Newcastle Benfield defeated Ashington 2:0, with Paul Brayson scoring one goal & also assisting a goal for Michael Riley.
 
Finally, Bedlington Terriers defeated Durham City 3:2 & making his debut as a sub. was ex Newcastle reserve & current Bedlington reserve Andy Mogwo.
 
OCT.13th
 
France Under 18’s finished off a trio of friendly matches with a 4:0 victory over the Czech Republic. Kemen captained his side for third the time.
 
A fund raising match was held at Macclesfield Town between the ‘Silksmen Legends XI’ verses an ‘Ex Premier League XI’. The home side won 5:2 & playing for the ex premier players side was Darren Peacock & Steve Watson. Watson was replaced by Scott Sellars in the 35th minute.
 
OCT.15th
 
England qualified for the World Cup finals topping their group with a 2:0 victory over Poland. James Milner came on as an 86th minute sub.
 
Wales failed to qualify, but finished with a credible 1:1 draw with Belgium. Craig Bellamy featured at inside left.
 
France defeated Finland 3:0 to end their group as runner ups & now facing play offs to qualify for the World Cup finals. Debuchy played the full game at left back; while Cabaye was a 70th minute sub & Remy came on a minute later & hit the bar with an effort.
 
The Faroe Islands  ended their World Cup qualifying campaign with a 3:0 defeat to Austria. Joan Edmundsson came on as a sub in the 82nd minute & Christian Mouritsen came on as a sub in the 71st minute.
 
Van Gaal & Kluivert’s Holland topped their Group D to qualify for the World Cup Qualifiers; winning their final match verses Turkey 2:0. Their table topping finish read P10, W9, D1, L0, F34, A5, Points: 28.
 
Michael O’Neil’s Northern Ireland ended their World Cup Group F Qualifiers with a 1:1 draw with Israel. Shane Ferguson was a 78th minute sub in the game. They completed their Group F games in the 5th place; P10, W1, D4, L5, F9, A17, Points: 7.
 
Gordon Strachan & Mark McGhee’s Scotland ended their World Cup Group A Qualifier defeating Croatia 2:0. The result left them in 4th place; P10, W3, D1, L6, F8, A12, Points: 11.   
 
Finally, Ketsbaia’s Georgia lost 2:0 to Spain to end their World Cup Group I Qualifiers in 4th place, P8, W1, D2, L5, F3, A10, points: 5.
 
Haris Vuckic featured for Slovenia Under 21’s at left half; in a European Championships Qualifying 2:1 win over Bulgaria. 
 
Newly signed Ashington player Ryan McGorrigan made his debut for them as a second half sub in their 1:0 win over Marske United in the Northern League.
 
OCT.16th
 
Newcastle Benfield drew 2:2 with Spennymoor Town in the Northern League. Paul Brayson scored Benfield’s opener in the 38th minute & Dan Taylor scored both of Spennymoor’s goals early in the second half.
 
Shildon drew 1:1 with Celtic Nation thanks to a first half goal from Mark Doninger.
 
Darren Lough rejoined for Ashington on a temporary basis.
 
Annan Athletic announced that Steven Logan had broken his metatarsal in training. This effectively ended his period on loan the club.
 
OCT.18th
 
Newcastle’s Under 21’s played FULHAM away at Craven Cottage, in a league match which ended in a 2:2 draw. The clubs new yellow third strip was put on display for the first time. At half time the score was 1:0 to Fulham thanks to a goal from MOUSSA DEMBELE in the 22nd. minute. He also scored their second in the 71st. minute. Newcastle’s goals came from ADAM CAMPBELL (48 mins) & HARIS VUCKIC (80 mins). Bigirimana hit the bar in the first half & Verde his the post in the second half for Fulham. Academy player JAMES MORGAN made his debut at Under 21’s level.
NUFC: JAK ALNWICK, JAMES MORGAN, MASSADIO HAIDARA (SUB- 61 LEWIS AIRD), GAEL BIGIRIMANA, REMIE STREETE, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, ROLANDO AARONS, OLIVIER KEMENS (SUB- 61 JONATHYN QUINN), ADAM CAMPBELL, ADAM ARMSTRONG (SUB- 71 CALLUM ROBERTS), HARIS VUCKIC.
FULHAM: NEIL ETHERIDGE, JOSH PASSLEY, STEPHEN ATHURWORREY, MANANGA JONATHAN BUATU, TOM RICHARDS, BUOMESCA TUE NA BANGA, LASSE VIGEN CHRISTENSEN (capt), CHRIS DAVID, ANGE-FREDDY PLUMAIN (SUB- 56 LYLE DELLA VERDE), MUAMER TANKOVIC (SUB- 76 RONNY MINKWITZ), MOUSSA DEMBELE. 
 
OCT.19th
 
Newcastle entertained LIVERPOOL at St. James Park in a competitively fought Premier League match. Draw 2(1) : 2(1). The crowd of 51 703 were right behind the side, despite the protest march against how the club is being run; by the fans group ‘Time4Change’ prior to the game. Newcastle took the lead through an excdellent effort from Cabaye, but Yanga-Mbiwa got himself sent off denying a goal opportunity, to concede a penalty, from which Gerrard stepped up and scored. 10 man Newcastle took the lead in the second half with Dummett scoring his first senior goal for the club. An agonising amount of injury time saw Newcastle hang on with late free kick scare which Krul saved.  Goal Scorers: YOHAN CABAYE (23) & PAUL DUMMETT (56), NUFC. STEVEN GERRARD (42 Pen), DANIEL STURRIDGE (72), LIVERPOOL. Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands).
NUFC: TIM KRUL, MATHIEU DEBUCHY, DAVIDE SANTON, CHIECK TIOTE, MIKE WILLIAMSON, MAPOU YANGA-MBIWA (Sent Off- 42), YOAN GOUFFRAN, YOHAN CABAYE (SUB- 78 VURNON ANITA), HATEM BEN ARFA (SUB- 78 SAMMY AMEOBI), MOUSSA SISSOKO (SUB- 44 PAUL DUMMETT), LOIC REMY.
LIVERPOOL: SIMON MIGNOLET, GLEN JOHNSON (SUB- 83 RAHEEM STERLING), ALY CISSIKHO, MAMADOU SAKHO (SUB- 63 LUIS ALBERTO), MARTIN SKRTEL, KOLO TOURE, JORDAN HENDERSON, STEVEN GERRARD, VICTOR MOSES, DANIEL STURRIDGE, LUIS SUAREZ.
 
Newcastle’s Under 18’s suffered another poor defeat at home, at the hands of MANCHESTER CITY. They lost 6:0. They were 2:0 down at time & City went onto add another four in the second half. The Goal Scorers were DANIEL LEMA (8), JORGE INTIMA (37), DENZIEL BOADU (46), KEAN BRYAN (47), BRANDON BARKER (50) & THIERRE AMBROSE (77).
NUFC: JONATHAN MITCHELL, JAMES COBAIN, LIAM GIBSON, BEN DRENNAN, RYAN McKINNON (capt), KYLE CAMERON, DANIEL BARLASER, JORDAN STOREY, ANDY HALL, GREG OLLEY, ADAM LAIDLER (No Subs Used).
MANCHESTER CITY: BILLY O’BRIEN, PABLO MAFFEO, CHARLIE OLIVER, TOSIN ADARABIAYO, YVAN WASSI (SUB- 70 SAM TOSSIN), JAMES HORSFIELD (capt) (SUB- 70 TOM HOLLAND), JORGE INTIMA, DENZIEL BOADU, DANIEL LEMU (SUB- 45 THIERRE AMBROSE), KEAN BRYAN, BRANDON BARKER. 
 
In the Championship, Reading defeated Doncaster Rovers 4:1, with Danny Guthrie scoring their opening goal in the 11th minute.
 
Dan Gosling was brought down in the box from which Blackpool scored; in their 1:0 win over Wigan in the Championship.
 
Gateshead got a good result away at Nuneaton defeating them 4:1. James Marwood scored again in the 15th minute.
 
In the 1st Round of the FA Vase, Newcastle Benfield defeated Marske United 3:2. Paul Brayson scored the first heading home a saved penalty in the 54th minute.
 
West Auckland Town knocked out South Shields with a convincing 5:0 score line. Ex Shields player Liam Henderson  their third goal in the 58th minute.
 
Blyth Spartans hammered Skelmersdale United 6:0 in their FA Trophy 1st Qualifying round. Joe Kendrick hit their 5th in the 88th minute with a fine curling shot.
 
In the Northern League, Ashington defeated Newton Aycliffe 4:0. Marc Walton scored in the 47th minute. Darren Lough, made his returning debut for Ashington at left back.
 
Team Northumbria’s season took a turn for the worse, losing 5:2 to Consett. Louis Storey scored one of their goals in the 49th minute, but later in the game captain, Mark Bertram was helped off the field with what looked a serious ankle injury.
 
In the Northern Alliance Division One, Bedlington Terriers Reserves hammered New Fordley 6:0. Andy Mogwo scored two of the goals.
 
OCT.20th
 
Wraith Productions held a talk in daytime dinner at the Lancaster Suite, Dunston to honour the players who have scored ‘derby’ match goals against Sunderland. The ‘Mackem Slayers’ event saw six decades of ex players; Alan Shearer, Tommy Craig, Liam O’Brien, Nikos Dabizas, Scott Sellars, Ollie Burton, Keith Dyson, Ron McGarry & Alan Shoulder & Vic Keeble all in attendance. The others who attended but were not at the top table were Malcolm Macdonald & Joe Allon, It was a brilliant & well attended event which raised thousands for the Joe Harvey Memorial Plaque fund. 
 
OCT.22nd
 
Carlisle United defeated MK Dons in the league, thank a Lewis Guy goal in the 35th minute.
 
Nile Ranger scored Swindon’s only goal in the 83rd minute; in their 3:1 defeat to Walsall.
 
Wycombe Wanderers drew 1:1 with Portsmouth, but the match was abandoned prematurely at half time due to a waterlog pitch. Sadly Billy Knott’s great strike in the 30th. minute will count for little, with match being rearranged to be played at a later date. 
 
In the Northern League, high flying Celtic Nation defeated Durham City 1:0. The only goal of the game came from a Colin McMenamin penalty in the 33rd minute.
 
Gateshead played a ‘behind closed doors friendly match against a Sunderland Under 21’s XI. They lost 4:2. Marcus Maddison featured in the first half & assisted the their first goal after only 80 seconds with a cross for Brown to head home.
 
OCT.23rd
 
Oguchi Onyewu joined QPR as a free agent.
 
OCT.24th
 
England Under 17’s won the first game of their European Championships qualifying Tournament. They defeated Armenia 4:0 & Adam Armstrong scored twice.
 
OCT.25th
 
Tommy Cassidy & Pat Howard did a ‘Talk In’ In Aid of Newcastle City Boys FC; held at the NUFC Golf Club in Blakelaw.
 
OCT.26th
 
Newcastle Under 18’s suffered a narrow 2:1 defeat at home to Tottenham Hotspur. The Goal Scorers were; SHAYON HARRISON (34 + 83 mins), SPURS. JONATHYN QUINN (44) NUFC. Referee: Gary Todd (Northumberland).
NUFC: JONATHAN MITCHELL, BEN DRENNAN, LIAM GIBSON (SUB- 45 KYLE CAMERON), GREG OLLEY, RYAN McKINNON, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, CALLUM ROBERTS, OLIVIER KEMEN, JONATHYN QUINN, ALEX GILLIEAD (SUB- 45 DANIEL BARLASER), ROLANDO AARONS.
SPURS: LUKE McGEE, CHANNING CAMPBELL-YOUNG, KANE VINCENT-YOUNG, CONNOR OGILIVIE, KYLE WALKE-PETERS, ANTON WALKES (SUB- 80 LLOYD ROSS), WILLIAM MILLER, SHAYON HARRISON, NATHAN ODUWA, ANTHONY GEORGIOU (SUB- 87 EMMANUEL SONUPE), DANIEL AKINDAYINI (SUB- 60 JOE PRITCHARD).
 
England Under 17’s played their second European Championship Tournament qualifier; defeating Gibraltar 8:0. Adam Armstrong scored another two goals in the game.
 
In the Championship. Dan Gosling scored for Blackpool in the 39th minute. they drew 2:2 with Blackburn Rovers.
 
Bartlett, Baxter & Marwood all featured in Gateshead’s 1:0 win over Chester in the 4th Qualifying Round of the FA Cup.
 
Colin McMenamin added to his impressive goal tally; scoring in the 44th minute for Celtic Nation in the Northern League. They went on to defeat Bedlington Terriers 4:1. Grieve & Boyd also featured; with Cave starting for Bedlington before being replaced by Brittain.
 
OCT.27th
 
The 'Wear-Tyne Derby'- v SUNDERLAND, was a very closely fought affair, but ended in a disappointing 2:1 defeat. That’s an unfortunate two in a row for manager Mr. Pardew (The first to do so since 1967!). Newcastle were a goal down at half time, Steven Fletcher scoring for Sunderland in the 5th minute. Newcastle created more chances in the second half & equalised through defender MATHIEU DEBUCHY in the 57th minute. The winning goal came with 6 minutes to go, with the match winning strike being scored by Fabio Borini. The attendance was 46 313 & the referee was Lee Probert (Wiltshire).
NUFC: TIM KRUL, MATHIEU DEBUCHY, DAVIDE SANTON, PAUL DUMMETT, MIKE WILLIAMSON, CHIECK TIOTE (capt), MOUSSA SISSOKO (SUB- 45 PAPISS CISSE), YOHAN CABAYE, HATEM BEN AFRA, YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 87 SAMMY AMEOBI), LOIC REMY (SUB- 70 SHOLA AMEOBI).
SUNDERLAND: KEIREN WESTWOOD, PHIL BARDSLEY (SUB- 77 ONDREJ CELUSTKA), JOHN O’SHEA (capt), CARLOS CUELLAR, ANDREA DOSSENA, LEE CATTERMOLE (SUB- 70 KI SUNG-YUENG), SEBASTIAN LARSSON, JACK COLBACK, JOZY ALTIMORE, ADAM JOHNSON (SUB- 69 FABIO BORINI), STEVEN FLETCHER.
 
OCT.29th
 
England Under 17’s defeated the Republic of Ireland 5:0, in their final European Championships Group qualifier. Adam Armstrong scored another 2 goals in the game.
 
Lee Clark et al’s Birmingham City held Stoke City to a 4:4 draw (AET) in the 4th Round of the Capital One Cup. Peter Lovenkrands came on as sub & scored twice in the 85th & 90+ 3rd minutes. The tie was decided on penalties & Birmingham lost 4:2, with Lovenkrands netting his spot kick.
 
OCT.30th
 
Newcastle hosted MANCHESTER City in their Capital One Cup 4th Rd tie. After 90 minutes the match remained a goalless draw. In extra time, Newcastle lost, with City scoring twice through ALVARO NEGREDO (99) & EDIN DZEKO (105). The attendance was a reasonable 33 846 & the match was refereed by Neil Swarbrick of Preston.  JAMES MILNER played the full game.
NUFC: TIM KRUL, MATHIEU DEBUCHY, MASSADIO HAIDARA (SUB- 45 PAUL DUMMETT), (SUB- 81 HATEM BEN AFRA), CHEICK TIOTE, MAPOU YANGA-MBIWA, MIKE WILLIAMSON, MOUSSA SISSOKO, VURNON ANITA, YOAN GOUFFRAN, SHOLA AMEOBI (SUB- 67 YOHAN CABAYE), PAPISS CISSE.
MAN. CITY: COSTEL PANTIGIMON, MICAH RICHARDS (capt) (SUB- 83 PABLO ZABALETA), ALEKSANDER KOLAROU, JACK RODWELL (SUB- 64 DAVID SILVA), DEDRYCK BOYATA, JOLEON LESCOTT, JESUS NAVAS, JAVI GARCIA, EDIN DZEKO, STEVEN, JOVETIC (SUB- 10 ALVARO NEGREDO), JAMES MILNER
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BULLETIN 30 – NOVEMBER 2013 REVIEW
 
After a previous month of poor form, the first team, began the month with a tremendous win over Chelsea, followed by a win in the capital against Tottenham. A further Ex Players Testimonial is added this month; that of Neil Simpson; whose match took place recently in Aberdeen. The updated section this month is the ‘Toon Tracker’ Ex 1st Team Players section. New names which can be seen here, are Les Ferdinand & Paul Kitson who both played in Harper’s Testimonial. There have been 3 new debutants at the clubs Academy too. Namely Callum Williams, Michael Newberry & Brendan Pearson, who have been added to the current non first team database. There are also yet more ex players which have been found. The latest additions are as follows: Alan Kennedy, Howard Gayle who have recently featured in ‘Legends Charity Matches. Further non playing roles have been identified for; Frans Koenen, who now coaches an amateur side in Holland & Daniel Cordone who now coaches a lower division side in Argentina. There has also been Mick Martin’s ‘Football Aid’ involvement at St. James Park, which is worthy of an inclusion. Ex reserve Danny Olsen, who now coaches West Auckland Town gets added. Finally, Tom Coffield, the current Under 12’s coach; featured against Consett in the friendly & he thus gets an inclusion to the ‘Toon Tracker’ database. 

ORBITUARY - SHIEL, JOHN (JACK)
 
DIED: NOV.30th.2013 (Aged 96).DOB: MAY 13th.1917, SEAHOUSES, NORTHUMBERLAND.  Ht: 5ft. 11 / 10 ½ ins.
POSITION: FORWARD: CENTRE FORWARD & Occasionally INSIDE RIGHT OR LEFT. 
CLUBS: SEAHOUSES, NUFC (TRIAL NOV.1936, TRANSFER FEE- £10- DEC.1936 To MAY 1938).
NORTH SHIELDS (FREE TRANSFER- MAY 1938 To OCT.18th.1938).
HUDDERSFIELD TOWN (OCT.18th.1938 To JUL.1939- Released).
  
Newcastle's oldestr living ex first team player has died at the grand age of 96.
John Shiel was born in Seahouses during World War I, & began his football career his local Northumberland coastal village side Seahouses FC. His family have for many generations fished locally & still also run a Farne Islands tourist cruise. He was spotted as a potential talent by Newcastle & made his move to the club for modest £10 fee in December 1936. He very quickly found himself involved in the forward line for the Reserve team & he made his Central League debut in the side on December 19th. 1936. He got his career off to a flying start with a hat trick in a 3:0 win over Huddersfield Town. Although not all reserve line ups are known from that season; it is known he featured in at least 5 matches, scoring 6 goals. The last of the goals came on January 30th in a 2:1 win over Bury, with his last known appearance for the reserves that season in the Central League being on February 6th; featuring as a centre forward in a 1:1 draw with Liverpool. The side completed their fixtures in a strong 5th. position. Although officially his transfer is recorded as December, prior to this on November 7th.1936 he was first seen wearing the black & white colours. This was in featuring for the ‘A’s (possibly on trial) on November 7th in a 10:1 thrashing of Crawcrook Albion in the 1st Round of the Tyneside League Charity Shield, with Jack Shiel scoring 2 of the goals. A further ‘A’s appearance was also found in a Tyneside League 7:0 victory over Percy Main Amateurs on November 21st., with Jack hitting 4 goals. Later in the season on February 27th when they drew the semi final tie of the competition 2:2 with Pelaw; in a match that abandoned after 70 minutes. The ‘A’s lost the rearranged tie but Shiel did not feature. Unfortunately few details from ‘A’s matches are known, however Jack Shiel was seen in one further ‘A’s league match on April 17th when they hammered Jarrow reserves 8:0 & he claimed another goal.  The sides position at the ernd of 1936-37 season was 3rd. Shiel is known to have featured in at least 3 of the matches, hitting 6 goals, with the other 2 ‘A’s cup matches in addition to that. Season 1937-38 saw ‘Jack’ Shiel get his debut in the first team, but sadly this would be his only chance to feature at senior level, with competition from William Cairns & Jack Smith. His big day for the club was very early in the season on September 6th. 1937 when he played as a centre forward in a Division II match against Barnsley. They lost 3:0 in what would turn out to be a poor season for the club as they struggled at the wrong end of the table. For the reserves Jack continued to prove his worth & he first featured that season on September 4th. in a 2:0 defeat to Stoke City.  His known goal of that season was scored in a 4:2 defeat to Preston North End on September 18th. These would be the first at least 14 appearances in the sides Central League campaign; hitting 5 more goals. On a couple of occasions Shiel played at right back to help out the side but he was mostly used in his proper role as a centre forward. His last known goal for the reserves came on April 18th. when they hammered West Brom. 6:1. Jack’s final reserve game at Newcastle came soon after on April 30th. playing in a 2:0 win over Derby County, with the side ending the season in 12th. place. Earlier in the season Jack had also featured in a reserve friendly benefit match for an amateur league official J.W. Johnstone. This was on September 22nd & they lost a very high scoring games 9:4 to a Northern Amateur League XI. Jack explained in those days many of the players had to reside in digs & had strict rules to abide to about socialising. His friendship with Jimmy Denmark & one of two others enable them to escape up to Seahouses with him to have a bit of time in a more relaxed, which they really appreciated. In May 1938 the club felt that Jack should be allowed to leave & he was snapped up by North Shields on a free transfer. 
NUFC: 1936-37 SEASON- RESERVES: Total / League (Known)  Apps: 5;  6 League Goals.
NUFC:  1936-37 SEASON- ‘A’s: Total (Known) Apps; 5 (including 1 Abandoned Cup), 3 League;  8 Goals, 6 League.  
NUFC: 1937-38 SEASON- 1ST. TEAM: Total / League Apps: 1;  0 Goals :-
SEP.6th.1937 ‘v’ BARNSLEY, Lost 0:3, English League Division II, Centre Forward.
NUFC: 1937-38 SEASON- RESERVES: Total / League (Known) Apps: 14;  5 League Goals.
NUFC: 1937-38 SEASON- RESERVE FRIENDLY MATCHES: Apps: 1;  0 Goals.
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NOV.1st
 
Ex Newcastle Under 21’s player Dennis Knight left Barnsley, returning North to sign for West Auckland Town; in time for Saturdays game.
 
NOV.2nd
 
Newcastle played CHELSEA at home in the Premier League. After a quiet first half which was relatively evenly matched, Newcastle completed the more open second half as 2:0 winners. The goal scorers were; YOAN GOUFFRAN (68) & LOIC REMY (89). The attendance was 51 674 & the Referee was Lee Mason of Greater Manchester.
NUFC TIM KRUL, MATHIEU DEBUCHY, DAVIDE SANTON, MIKE WILLIAMSON, YANGA-MBIWA, CHIECK TOITE (SUB- 53 VURNON ABITA), YOHAN CABAYE, MOUSSA SISSOKO, YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB 85 GABRIEL OBERTAN), LOIC REMY, SHOLA AMEOBI (SUB- 62 PAPISS CISSE.
CHELSEA: PETR CZECH, BRANISLOV IVANOVIC, DAVID LUIZ, JOHN TERRY (capt), ASHLEY COLE, RAMINES SANTOS DO PASCIMENTO, FRANK LAMPARD (SUB- 70 ANDRE SCHURRIE), JUAN MATA (SUB- 62 WILLIAN BORGES DA SILVA), OSCAR SANTOS EMBOABA, EDEN HAZARD, FERNANDO TORRES (SUB- 62 SAMUEL ETO’O).
 
Newcastle’s Under 18’s gained a point in a 1:1 draw at WEST HAM UNITED.
The Goal Scorers were; AMOS NASHA (18), WEST HAM. JONATHYN QUINN (34). JERRY AMOO had a goal out for offside in the 55th minute. Newcastle’s MICHAEL NEWBERRY made his competitive debut for the Under 18’s. KEMEN was sent off late in the first half
NUFC: JONATHAN MITCHELL, BEN DRENNAN, LIAM GIBSON, OLIVIER KEMEN (Sent Off 37 mins), RYAN McKINNON, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, ALEX GILLIEAD, GREG OLLEY, JONATHYN QUINN, CALLUM ROBERTS (Sub- 66 TOM HEARDMAN), ROLANDO AARONS (SUB 72- DANIEL BARLASER).
WEST HAM: SAM HOWES, AMOS NASHA, EMMANUEL ONARIASE, LEWIS PAGE, JOSH CULLEN, (SUB- 2nd Half KIERAN BAILE), MOSES MAKASI (SUB- 2nd Half NATHAN MAVILA), BEN MARLOW (SUB- 2nd Half MARCIO MARTINS), KIERON BYWATER, JORDAN BROWN. JERRY AMOO.
 
Elsewhere in the Championship, QPR, defeated Derby County 2:1. Jermaine Jenas scored the opener in the 11th minute.
 
In League One, Swindon Town cruised to a 5:2 victory over Port Vale, with Nile Ranger scoring in the 50th minute.   
 
In the Scottish Premier League. St. Mirren & Ross County will have to play again after the pitch became unplayable due to torrential rain in the 52nd minute. Conor Newton featured in the abandoned fixture, with his side 2:0 up.
 
It was Durham Challenge Cup 1st round day at non league level. Spennymoor Town saw off a gallant effort from Gateshead lean Rangers, 4:0. Dan Taylor scored twice in the 22nd & then 52nd minute with a penalty, before being substituted on the hour.
 
In the Northern League, Dennis Knight made his debut as a second half sub for West Auckland in their 2:0 defeat of Whitley Bay. He got off to a fine start with a goal in the 57th minute.   
 
Newcastle Benfield lost 2:1 to nearby Team Northumbria. Benfield’s only goal came in the 92nd minute from Chris Carr. 
 
Liam Atkin returned from injury to make his possible debut for Celtic Nation in their 5:0 victory over Marske United.
 
NOV.4th.
 
Newcastle’s Under 21’s travelled to the Pirelli Stadium home of Burton Albion; to face ASTON VILLA in the league. After trailing 2:1 at half time they conceded late goal, with a final score line of 6:2 to Villa. The goal scorers for Newcastle were ADAM ARMSTRONG (4) & HARIS VUCKIC (78), with Villa’s scorers being CALLUM ROBINSON (7, 85 + 90+1), JAMES MORGAN (OG- 39), DANIEL JOHNSON (65 (pen) + 90+ 3). The attendance was 222 & the referee was Martin Dexter (Leicestershire).
NUFC: JAK ALNWICK, JAMES ORGAN (SUB- 66 CALUM ROBERTS), KYLE CAMERON, GAEL BIGIRIMANA (capt), ‘LUBO’ SATKA, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, JONATHYN QUINN (SUB- 45 GREG OLLEY), HARIS VUCKIC, ADAM CAMPBELL, ADAM ARMSTRONG, ALEX GILLIEAD (SUB- 45 OLIVIER KEMEN).
A.VILLA: BENJAMIN SIEGIRST, LIAM BATEMAN, LEWIS KINSELLA, JOSHUA WEBB, JANAI DONACIEN, BRADLEY LEWIS, ANDRAS STIEBER (SUB- 67 JORDAN LYDEN), GRAHAM BURKE, CALLUM ROBINSON, DANIEL JOHNSON, JORDAN GRAHAM (SUB- 66 JERELL SELLARS).    
 
Gateshead Under 18’s travelled to Tranmere Rovers for their FA Youth Cup 1st Round tie. The game ended in a 4:4 draw, with ‘Heed’ youngsters winning the penalty shoot out 5:4. Kanda played at centre forward, being substituted in the 91st minute.
 
West Auckland Town defeated Guisborough 3:2 in the Northern League & Dennis Knight scored one of their goals.
 
NOV.6th
 
Demba Ba made a rare appearance for Chelsea in the Champions League. They defeated Schalke 3:0 & Ba scored in the 83rd minute; having come on as sub in the 77th minute.
 
In the Northern League, Paul Brayson scored a hat trick & Michael Riley also found the net in Newcastle Benfield’s 5:1 victory over Billingham Synthonia.
 
In Division II of the Northern League, Heaton Stannington continued their table topping form, defeating Esh Winning 5:2. Brian Dodsworth was among the scorers.
 
NOV.9th.
 
The Under 18’s defeated BOLTON WANDERERS, 1:0 in the Academy League, away at the Eddie Davies Academy. The only goal of the game in the 25th minute; from a shot from DANIELBARLASER, which took a large deflection; given as an own goal by CARL KENNEDY.
NUFC: JONATHAN MITCHELL, BEN DRENNAN, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, RYAN McKINNON, KYLE CAMERON, OLIVIER KEMENm GREG OLLEY, CALLUM ROBERTS, ROLANDO AARONS, TOM HEARDMAN (SUB- 2nd Half: JOE KERRIDGE), DANIEL BARLASER (SUB- 2nd Half: JORDAN STOREY).
BOLTON: HARRY CAMPBELL, GREENAUGH, LIAM GIBSON, JAMES BALL, CARL KENNEDY, SAM BAILEY, JAMIE HINCHCLIFFE (SUB- 60 WILLIAM ABBOTTS), TOM WALKER, AARON KNIGHT, GUILLERMO TORRES, ELLIOT NEWBY.
 
Joey Barton scored QPR’s equaliser in their 1:1 draw with Reading in the Championship.
 
In the 1st Round of the FA Cup Gateshead drew 2:2 at Oxford United. James Marwood scorer ‘the Heed’s’ opener in the 14th minute with a great shot.
 
In the Scottish Premier, St. Mirren defeated Partick Thistle 3:0, with Conor Newton scoring in the 72nd minute.
 
The only ex Newcastle player to score in the Northern League was Dennis Knight. He found the net in the 44th minute for West Auckland Town, who drew 2:2 with Team Northumbria.
 
Celtic Nation’s Matty Grieve hit the post with a header in their 2:0 win over Wigan Harriers in the Cumberland Senior Cup 3rd Rd. McMenamin & Boyd also featured. 
 
NOV.10th
 
Newcastle claimed a gallant 1:0 victory away in London to TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR in the Premier League. Once again LOIC REMY got the goal, scoring in the 13th minute with a shot culminating from some brilliant footwork. Tim Krul pulled some great saves in the game to deny Spurs an equaliser. The attendance was 36 042 & the match referee was Chris Foy from Lancashire.
NUFC: TIM KRUL, MATHIEU DEBUCHY, MIKE WILLIAMSON, MAPOU YANGA-MBIWA, DAVIDE SANTON, MOUSSA SISSOKO, CHEICK TIOTE (capt), YOHAN CABAYE, YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 85 GABIREL OBERTAN), SHOLA AMEOBI (SUB- 60 VURNON ANITA), LOIC REMY (SUB- 74 PAPISS CISSE).
TOTTENHAM: BRAD FRIEDEL, KYLE WALKER, MICHAEL DAWSON (capt), VLAD CHIRICHES (SUB- 45 YOUNES KABOUL), JAN VERTONGHEN, ‘PAULINHO’ (JOSE PAULO BEZERRA MACIEL JUNIOR), MOUSSA DEMBELE (SUB- 45 ‘SANDRO’ RANIERE GUIMARAES CORDEIRO), ANDROS TOWNSEND, CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN, GYLFI SIGURDSSON (SUB- 69 JERMAIN DEFOE), ROBERTO SOLDADO.  
 
NOV.12th
 
Slovakia Under 19’s were defeated 2:1 by Bulgaria in their European Championship Group 6 Qualifying match. ‘Lubo' Satka played the whole game at right back.
 
NOV.13th
 
In the Northern League, Ashington defeated Morpeth Town 3:0. Their first goal came Marc Walton had his first half penalty saved, with Glen Taylor firing home the rebound. Ashington got another penalty in the second half & Walton scored this time.
 
Fellow title contenders Celtic Nation beat Crook town 4:1. Colin McMenamin was among the scorers. 
 
NOV.14th
 
Slovakia Under 19’s drew 1:1 with Albania in their latest European Championships qualifier. Satka once again featured. 
 
NOV.15th
 
Newcastle’s Under 18’s travelled the short distance to Durham, to play a behind closed doors friendly against DURHAM UNIVERSITY. They ran out 6:1 winners, having been 2:1 up at half. Newcastle’s goal scorers were ADAM ARMSTRONG, ROLANDO AARONS (1st Half), TOM HEARDMAN (2), JORDAN STOREY & JOE KERRIDGE (2nd Half). Durham’s goal scorer is not known.
The match saw goalkeeper BRENDAN PEARSON make his debut at Under 18’s level. He was replaced at half time
 
England lost 2:0  in a friendly with Chile. One of the few high points of the night, was debut of Fraser Forster in goal, gaining his first full England Cap. James Milner started the game at outside right, before being substituted in the 66th minute.
 
France lost 2:0 in their World Cup Qualifier Play Off 1st Leg with the Ukraine. Debuchy featured at left back & Remy at inside left, before replaced Sissoko in the 62nd minute. 
 
Michael O’Neil’s Northern Ireland lost 1:0 to Turkey in a friendly. Aaaron Hughes played at right back.
 
Gordon Strachan & Mark McGhee’s Scotland drew 0:0 with the USA in a friendly.
 
Haris Vuckic featured at left half for Slovenia’s Under 21’s. They lost 1:0 to Russia in European Championship Group 2 qualifier.
 
NOV.16th

Senegal drew 1:1 with Ivory Coast, in their 3rd Round 2nd Leg World Cup Play Off Qualifier. Papiss Cisse featured at inside left.
 
In Division II, Wycombe Wanderers’ Billy Knott scored an own goal in 67th minute, as his side went down 2:1 against Cheltenham. 
 
Gateshead battled to a 3:2 victory over Salisbury City in the Skrill Premier League. James Marwood scored in the 46th minute.
 
North East sides did well in the2nd Round of the FA Vase. Newcastle Benfield defeated Cheadle Town 6:1, with Paul Brayson scoring twice.
 
Ashington defeated Worksop Parramore 3:1, with James Taylor firing in a goal in  the 51st minute.
 
Dunston UTS edged into the next round with a 2:1 win over Crook Town. Dale Burrell scored Dunston’s opener.
 
West Auckland Town defeated Shildon 1:0 in hard fought tie. Dennis Knight featured for the winners, While Marc Doninger & Lee Kerr both came on as subs for Shildon.
 
Sedgefield Mags held a 20th Anniversary Evening featuring John Anderson as their guest speaker at Sedgefield Cricket Club.
 
Liverpool Legends took on a Kaiser Chiefs Legends XI in a Charity Exhibition Match. Liverpool drew 5:5 & then lost on penalties 2:4. The Ex Liverpool players included John Barnes.
 
NOV.17th
 
Conor Newton scored in the 51st minute for St. Mirren against Ross County in a 2:1 league win.
 
Slovakia Under 19’s drew 3:3 with Greece, in their final European Championships Qualifying Group 6 match. ‘Lubo'Satka featured at right back.
 
NOV .18th
 
Phil Airey went on loan to Whitley Bay from Blyth Spartans. He made his debut the following night in a 7:3 victory over Alnwich Town in the 1st. Round of the Northumberland Senior Cup; scoring in the 61st minute.
 
Nigeria drew 2:2 with Italy in a friendly. Shola Ameobi scored a goal for Nigeria in the 39th minute & Giuseppe Rossi scored Italy’s opener in the 12th minute. Shola began the game at centre forward & was substituted in the 65th minute. Rossi featured at inside left & was replaced in the 53rd minute.
 
NOV.19th
 
France bounced back from their two goal deficit to defeat the Ukraine 3:0 in the 2nd leg of their World Cup Qualifier. Yohan Cabaye played the whole game at inside right, while Mathieu Debuchy played at right back, before being substituted in the 78th minute.
 
The Faroe Islands suffered a narrow defeat to Malta, losing 3:2 in a friendly. Christian Mouritsen played the first at inside left.
 
NOV.21st
 
The Barking Dog in Wallsend hosted a football talk in featuring Keith Dyson & Tony Green.
 
The 18th North Eastern Celebrity Question of Sport took place, to raise funds for the Chronicle’s Sunshine Fund. Those taking part included Paul Dummett & ex player Tommy Cassidy. The event took place at the Banqueting Hall, Newcastle Civic Centre.
 
NOV.22nd
 
CONSETT officially opened their new ground ‘The Belle View Stadium’ with a friendly match against a Newcastle Under 21’s XI. After kicking off 25 minutes late at 8.10pm, a much closer game than there last meeting; ending in a narrow 2:1 victory for the Newcastle side. The line up contained a mixture of youth & ‘veteran experience’. In front of an attendance estimated to be about 1500 on an icy night, the goal scorers were ADAM ARMSTRONG (23 mins) & JAMIE COBAIN (80 mins), NUFC. LUKE SULLIVAN scored Consett’s goal in the 55th minute. ADAM LAIDLER, hit the bar with an effort in the 83rd minute. Under 21’s level debutants were CALLUM WILLIAMS & BRENDAN PEARSON. The game saw appearances from ex pro’s now coaches; PETER BEARDSLEY, DAVE WATSON & KEVIN RICHARDSON & also Under 12’s assistant coach TOM COFFIELD; watched on by coach Willie Donachie. The match referee was Mark Clattenberg from Durham. Chris Terpcou was an unused sub.    
NUFC: BRENDAN PEARSON, KEVIN MBABU (SUB- 44 JAMES MORGAN), JAMES TAVERNIER (SUB- 45 JAMES ATKINSON), GAEL BIGIRIMANA (SUB- 45 KEVIN RICHARDSON), ‘LUBO’ SATKA (SUB- 45 DAVE WATSON), CURTIS GOOD (SUB- 45 CALLUM WILLIAMS), ANDY HALL (ADAM LAIDLER 45), BRANDON MIELE (SUB- 45 OLIVIER KEMEN), ADAM CAMPBELL (SUB 2nd. Half- JOE KERRIDGE), PETER BEARDSLEY (SUB- 45 mins- TOM COFFIELD), ADAM LAIDLER (SUB- 45 JAMIE COBAIN). 
CONSETT: JACK NORTON, MICHEAL PEARSON, IAN DAVIDSON, CALVIN SMITH, CARL PIECHA, SCOTT MARTINDALE, CHRIS BELL, GILBERTO CHAPIM, ARIS GUERIN-LOKONGA, MICHAEL MACKAY, SCOTT CANHAM.  (SUBS- 45 LUKE SULLIVAN, ANDREW CUTHBERTSON, DAVID COULSON, CRAIG ROBSON, KIERAN MARTIN, MATTY SALCOMBE, MARK ECCLES, DAVID BROWN, DANIEL HALL.
 
NOV.23rd
 
Newcastle entertained NORWICH CITY in the league & win their third game in a row 2:1. It was a tense finish with 7 minutes of injury time at the end; having been up 2:0 at half time. LOIC REMY scored after 2 minutes & YOAN GOUFFRAN added the second; following in on a save header from Shola in the 38th minute. Norwich pulled one back in the second half through LEROY FER in the 80th minute. The big attendance was 51 328 & the Referee was Mike Dean from The Wirral. Chris Hughton & Colin Calderwood got a good reception.
NUFC: TIM KRUL, MAPOU YANGA-MBIWA, MIKE WILLIAMSON, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), DAVIDE SANTON, MOUSSA SISSOKO, YOHAN CABAYE (SUB- 68 VURNON ANITA), CHIECK TIOTE, YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 83 HATEN BEN ARFA), LOIC REMY, SHOLA AMEOBI (SUB- 74 PAPISS CISSE).
NORWICH: JOHN RUDDY, RUSSELL MARTIN (capt), MICHAEL TURNER, RYAN BENNETT, MARTIN OLSSON, NATHAN REDMOND (SUB- 89 JOSH MURPHY), BRADLEY JOHNSON (SUB- 89 WES HOOLAGHAN), LEROY FER, JONNY HOWSON, ANTHONY PILKINGTON (SUB- 49 JOHAN ELMANDER), GARY HOOPER.
 
Dave Watson’s Under 18’s side, travelled to play his old club EVERTON at the Finch Farm Training Ground in the Academy League. It was a ‘happy return’, they won 2:0 thanks to MACAULAY GILLESPHEY in the 23rd minute & an own goal off an ADAM ARMSTRONG free kick in the second half. Quinn also hit the bar. Everton academy side is coached & looked after by KEVIN SHEEDY, DUNCAN FERGUSON & ALAN IRVINE.
NUFC: JONATHAN MITCHELL, BEN DRENNAN, MACAULEY BOOTH (SUB- 45 LIAM GIBSON), MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, KYLE CAMERON, GREG OLLEY, CALLUM ROBERTS (SUB- 75 JORDAN STOREY), ROLANDO AARONS, JONATHYN QUINN, ADAM ARMSTRONG (SUB- 80 TOM HEARDMAN).
 
In the Premier League, Scott Parker scored his first goal for Fulham in the 64th minute. However they went down 2:1 to Swansea Town, with one of their goals coming off Aaron Hughes for an own goal. 
 
Phil Airey scored again for Whitley Bay, in their 3:0 win over Bedlington Terriers in the Northern League.
 
Colin McMenamin scored a hat trick & Mark Boyd also scored in Celtic Nations 11:0 hammering of Billingham Town. The results kept the ‘celts’ in 2nd place with a very healthy goal difference.
 
Ashington battled to a 3:2 win at Durham City. Marc Walton scored two; in the 15th & 75th minutes.
 
Spennymoor & West Auckland’s game finished ‘honours even’ with a 1:1 draw. Dennis Knight scored Auckland’s goal in the 55th. minute. Both sides are & Ashington & now hovering just below the top two.
 
In Division Two of the Northern League, Heaton Stannington continued their impressive start consolidating themselves in second place, defeating Jarrow Roofing 4:3. Brian Dodsworth scored twice in the victory.
 
NOV.26th
 
The Under 21’s travelled to BIRMINGHAM CITY to play in the Barclays Under 21’s League Cup 1st Rd. They lost 1:2. Goal Scorers: ROLANDO AARONS (88), NUFC. AARON McLEAN (78 + 90 + 2), BIRMINGHAM. Referee: Daniel Meeson (Birmingham).
Birmingham later made adecision topull out of thecompetitions next round,so the score was voided & Newcastle wereawarded the tie.
NUFC: JAK ALNWICK, JAMES TAVERNIER, MASSADIO HAIDARA (SUB- 76 JAMES MORGAN), GAEL BIGIRIMANA, LUBO SATKA, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, ROLANDO AARONS, BRANDON MIELE, ADAM CAMPBELL, HARIS VUCKIC, SAMMY AMEOBI.
BIRMINGHAM: COLIN DOYLE (capt), RYAN HIGGINS, CHARLEE ADAMS, NATHANIEL KELLY, BOBBY MOSELEY, BRENDAN DANIELS (Trialist) (SUB- 83 REECE WEBB), DARIUSZ DUDKA, OLLY LEE, VIV SOLOMON-OTABOR (SUB- 62 KOBY ARTHUR), REECE BROWN, AARON McLEAN.  
 
NOV.27th
 
In the Brooks Mileson Memorial Northern League Cup 3rd Round, Newcastle Benfield lost 2:1 after extra time to Guisborough Town. Benfield’s goal was scored in the first minute by Michael Riley.
 
NOV.28th
 
The last day of the transfer window to loan players ended with both  James Tavernier & Haris Vuckic going out on loan until January 2nd to Rotherham United.
 
The day also saw a short term loan deal for veteran keeper Shay Given, moving from Villa to Middlesbrough.

JJ. Hooper also left Northampton Town on loan to play for Alfreton Town.
 
NOV.29th
 
Mackenzie Heaney played the whole of Scotland Under 16’s 1:0 win over England in the Victory Shield. The result saw Scotland & Heaney claim the trophy.
 
Retired ex player Claudio Cacapa was appointed as Brazil’s new Under 15’s coach. 
 
NOV.30th
 
Newcastle played Steve Clarke’s West Brom in the Premier League in a tea time kick off. A well deserved 2:1 victory was the result. The led 1:0 at half after a corner led to goal from YOAN GOUFFRAN in the 37th minute. West Brom equalised through CHRIS BRUNT in the 53rd minute & soon after a wonder strike from MOUSSA SISSOKO in the 57th minute, sealed the game. The attendance was 49, 298 & the game was refereed by Phil Dowd from Staffordshire.
NUFC: TIM KRUL, MATHIEU DEBUCHY, MIKE WILLIAMSON, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), DAVIDE SANTON, MOUSSA SISSOKO (SUB- 90 PAPISS CISSE), CHEICK TIOTE, YOHAN CABAYE, YOAN GOUFFRAN, SHOLA AMEOBI, LOIC REMY
(SUB- 83 VURNON ANITA)
WEST BROM: BOAZ MYHILL, BILLY JONES, GARETH McAULEY, JONAS OLSSON, LIAM RIDGEWELL, JAMES MORRISON, YOUSSUF MULUMBU, MORGAN AMALITANO (SUB- 88 ZOLTAN GERA), STEPHANE SESSEGNON (SUB- 76 VICTOR ANICHEBE), CHRIS BRUNT (capt) (SUB- 76 SAIDO BERAHINO), SHANE LONG.  
 
Newcastle’s Under 18’s drew 3:3 with LIVERPOOL at home at Little Benton. In a first half dominated by Newcastle, missed chances meant that they only went in 2:1 up at half time. In the second half, in the 53rd minute, Aarons hit the bar with a shot. The goal scorers were: JONATHYN QUINN (24), MACAULEY BOOTH (44), TOM HEARDMAN (78), NUFC. RYAN KENT (44), JEROME SINCLAIR (71), HARRY WILSON (76), LIVERPOOL. The referee was Scott Henry from Carlisle. (Ex trial goalkeeper Ryan Crump was an unused sub for Liverpool.
NUFC: JONATHAN MITCHELL, JAMIE STERRY (SUB- 45 JORDAN STOREY), KYLE CAMERON, GREG OLLEY, MACAULEY BOOTH, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, CALLUM ROBERTS (SUB- 76 TOM HEARDMAN), BEN DRENNAN, JONATHYN QUINN, DANIEL BARLASER, ROLANDON AARONS
LIVERPOOL: ANDREW FIRTH, COREY WHELAN, SAM HART, JORDAN WILLIAMS (capt), JOE MAGUIRE, ALEX O’HANLON, SERGI CANOS, SHEYI OJO, JEROME SINCLAIR, HARRY WILSON, RYAN KENT. SUBS USED- WILL MARSH (2nd Half), CONOR RANDALL (2nd Half).   
 
In the Championship Dan Gosling scored for Blackpool in the 73rd minute. They defeated Sheffield Wednesday 2:0. 
 
James Tavernier scored his debut for Rotherham United with a goal. He scored in the 76th. minute, his sides 4:1 victory over Gillingham in Division One. Haris Vuckic made his debut as a late substitute.
 
Debutant Shay Given kept a clean sheet for Middlesbrough. In there 1:0 win over Bolton Wanderers.
 
In the Scottish Premier Conor Newton was on target in the 9th minute as St. Mirren & Queen of the South drew 2:2 in the Scottish Cup.
 
Gateshead put in a solid performance in the FA Trophy 1st Round at home to Hednesford Town, winning 4:1. Among the goal scorers were James Marwood (45 mins) & Marcus Maddison (88 mins). 
 
There were ‘goals aplenty’ in the Northern League, with Phil Airey put in a great performance for Whitley Bay against Marske United, scoring in the 44th minute & earned a penalty in the 2nd half. The final score was 5:0. 
 
Consett defeated Spennymoor at home 2:1. Dan Taylor got the Spennymoor goal in the 83rd minute.
 
Morpeth Town secured a 2:1 win over Newton Aycliffe, Stephen Forster netted a fine winning goal in the 80th minute.
 
Finally on this last day of November, Peter Jackson was a guest at Newcastle’s home game but prior to this he did a book signing for his new book with his wife Alison; ‘Living with Jacko (From Touchline To Lifeline)’.
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BULLETIN 31 – DECEMBER 2013 REVIEW

Another month of good results on the pitch for the first team, the best result being a well deserved 1:0 victory over Manchester United; the clubs first win their since 1972. The update of the Toon Tracker Index from 2010 onwards; all current & ex active players of over 500 players is now complete. The final section for the update has been Ex Non 1st Team Players. The addition to the overall database this month is another new name in the Testimonial section. The match was for John Milner, an ex reserve; who had his special day at Bedlington Terriers a few years back. For completeness, there also a further profile added to the ‘Ex Trialist’ section. That of Irvin Gernon who was involvement in a memorial match at Northampton a couple of years ago, has come to light.
 
DEC.1st
 
Chelsea defeated Southampton 3:1 in the Premier League. Half time sub, Demba Ba scored Chelsea’s third in the 90th minute. 
 
DEC.2nd
 
Newcastle Under 21’s played CHELSEA at home, at St. James Park for an afternoon fixture. The game ended in a 1:1 draw, with both goals coming in the first half. The goal scorers were; ADAM CAMPBELL (14 mins), NUFC. JEREMIE BOGA (40), CHELSEA. The attendance was a sparse 365 & the referee was Iain Turner of County Durham.
NUFC: JAK ALNWICK, LUBO SATKA, MASSADIO HAIDERA (SUB- 83 MACAULAY GILLESPHEY), GAEL BIGIRIMANA, CURTIS GOOD, PAUL DUMMETT,, GABRIEL OBERTAN, BRANDON MIELE, ADAM CAMPBELL, SYLVAIN MARVEAUX (SUB- 74 ROLANDO AARONS), SAMMY AMEOBI (SUB- TOM HEARDMAN 83).
CHELSEA: JAMAL BLACKMAN, FANKATY DABO, ANDREAS CHRISTENSEN, NATHAN AKE, KEVIN WRIGHT, LEWIS BAKER, ALEX KIWOMAYA, JOHN SWIFT, ISLAM FERUZ, JEREMIE BOGA, ISIAH BROWN
 
DEC.3rd
 
Celtic Nation continued their push for the Northern League championship, defeating Billingham Synthonia 5:1. Matty Grieve scored one of the goals.
 
Alan Shearer was in Eldon Square, Newcastle, taking part in a ‘Shootout Challenge’, promoting the opening of the new Adidas Store.
 
DEC.4th
 
Newcastle crashed to a 3:0 defeat at SWANSEA CITY, bringing an end to a fine run of form. Slack defending just before the half time whistle led to the first goal fired in by NATHAN DYER (45+ 1 min). Although Newcastle had their chances, including a fine header from Remy which was saved; their misery was compounded in the second half with an attempted clearance by Krul rebounding off MATHIEU DEBUCHY for an own goal (66 mins). Swansea’s third came with a great strike from JONJO SHELVEY (81 mins). Attendance: 20, 457, Referee: Howard Webb (Sheffield). WAYNE ROUTLEDGE was a later sub for Swansea.
NUFC: TIM KRUL, MATHIEU DEBUCHY, MIKE WILLIAMSON (SUB- 77 MAPOU YANGA-MBIWA), FABRICIO COLOCCINI, DAVIDE SANTON (SUB- 56 MASSADIO HAIDERA), MOUSSA SISSOKO, CHIECK TIOTE, YOHAN CABAYE, YOAN GOUFFRAN, LOIC REMY, SHOLA AMEOBI (SUB- 67 GABRIEL OBERTAN).
SWANSEA: MICHAEL VORM, DWIGHT TIENDALLI, ‘CHICO’ FLORES, ASHLEY WILLIAMS (capt), BEN DAVIES, JOSE CANAS, JONATHAN DE GUZMAN, ALEJANDRO POZUELO (SUB- 84 WAYNE ROUTLEDGE), JONJO SHELVEY, PABLO HERNANDEZ (SUB- 71 ROLAND LAMAH), ALVARO VAZQUEZ (SUB- 29 NATHAN DYER) 
 
DEC.5th
 
Chris Moore left Darlington 1883 on loan, returning to his old club Whitley Bay.
 
DEC.6th
 
Newcastle Under 18’s played a rearranged away fixture at BLACKBURN ROVERS. They came out second best, losing 4:1. Newcastle were two down at half time, with goals from DEAN RITTENBERG (5 mins) & BRADLEY BAURESS (23 mins). In the second half Blackburn’s goals were scored late in the half by SAM JOEL (89 mins) & JORDAN PRESTON (90 mins). Newcastle’s goal was scored by OLIVIER KEMEN (63 mins), Daniel Barlaser hit the bar in the 1st half.
NUFC: JONATHAN MITCHELL, BEN DRENNAN, MACAULEY BOOTH, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, KYLE CAMERON, CALLUM ROBERTS (SUB- 70 JAMIE COBAIN), JOE KERRIDGE (SUB- 70 JORDAN STOREY), OLIVIER KEMEN, DANIEL BARLASER, JONATHYN QUINN, TOM HEARDMAN.
BLACKBURN: DAVID RAYA, IAN VICARS, JACK DOYLE, BRADLEY BAURESS, WILL BUTTERWICK, GEORGE PIERCE, CALLUM HARRIS (SUB- 90 YERAY TANNER), BRILE WAISI, JORDAN PRESTON, DEAN RITTENBERG (SUB- 60 SAM JOEL), YERAY TORRES (SUB- 78 LIAM LANGFORD.
 
The Premier League’s Manager of the Month for November was named as ALAN PARDEW. Also the Premier League’s Player of the Month was awarded to TIM KRUL.      
 
DEC.7th
 
A lunch time kick off at Old Trafford against MANCHESTER UNITED in the Premier League, saw an historic 1:0 victory. The clubs first win their since the days of Tudor & Macdonald. The game winner was scored YOHAN CABAYE in the 61st minute. Van Persie did find the net with a header, which was ruled offside. They also came close in the second half when Evra hit the post & Anita then managed to clear it off the line. The attendance was a massive 75 233 & the referee was Andre Marriner from the West Midlands.
NUFC: TIM KRUL, MATHIEU DEBUCHY (SUB- 83 MAPOU YANGA-MBIWA), MIKE WILLIAMSON, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), DAVIDE SANTON, CHIECK TIOTE, VURNON ANITA, MOUSSA SISSOKO, YOHAN CABAYE (SUB- 78 SHOLA AMEOBI), YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 57 HATEM BEN ARFA), LOIC REMY.
MAN. UTD: DAVID DE GEA, ‘RAFAEL’ PEREIRA DA SILVA (SUB- 76 ANTONIO VALENCIA), JONNY EVANS, NEMANJA VIDIC (capt), PATRICE EVRA, ADNAN JANUZAJ, PHIL JONES, TOM CLEVERLEY (SUB- 69 ‘ANDERSON’ LUIS DE ABREU OLIVEIRA), LUIS CARLOS ALMEIDA DA CUNHA ‘NANI’ (SUB- 68 WILFRIED ZAHA), ROBIN VAN PERSIE, JAVIER HERNANDEZ.   
 
Elsewhere in Premier League Stoke City defeated Chelsea 3:2, with Stephen Ireland getting one of the goals in the 50th minute.
 
It was not a good day for West Ham or their captain, they lost 4:1 to Liverpool & Kevin Nolan was sent off for a foul in the 82nd minute.
 
In the 2nd Round of the FA Cup, Grimsby Town defeated Northampton 2:0. Paddy McLaughlin scored Grimsby’s second in the 90th minute.
 
Locally, in the 3rd Round of the FA Vase, Newcastle Benfield defeated Jarrow Roofing 2:1 Paul Brayson scored their opening goal in the 20th. minute. The assist was from a cross by their new signing (ex Newcastle academy) Billy Ions. Ions went on to score their second in the 44th minute. Talbot, Carr & Riley all featured.
 
Morpeth Town also progressed in the FA Vase. They defeated Staveley Miners Welfare 2:0. Stephen Forster scored their second in the 85th minute.
 
West Auckland also got through to the next round, beating Billingham Synthonia 2:1. Dennis Knight  featured.
 
Spennymoor Town saw off opposition from the Yorkshire coast; the beat Bridlington Town 2:0. Dan Taylor came on as a sub in the game.
 
Ashington defeated Thackley 1:0 in their 3rd Round Vase tie. Their line up included James Taylor, Marc Walton & Darren Lough.
 
Finally, Dunston UTS came out on top at Whitley Bay, knocking them out of the FA Vase with a 2:0 score line. Dale Burrell featured for the winners, while on loan Chris Moore made his debut for Whitley, alongside on loan Phil Airey who cane on as a sub in the 58th minute.
 
In the Northern League Bishop Auckland managed a 1:0 victory over league leaders Celtic Nation. This was despite having their goalkeeper Scott Pocklington sent off in the 77th minute.
 
It was a bad day for Team Northumbria who lost 5:1 at Marske United. Unfortunate Louis Storey put through his own goal in the first half for Marske’s second.
 
Gateshead were without fixture & played a behind closed doors friendly with Sunderland’s Under 21’s. They lost 5:4. Marcus Maddison scored one of their goals.
 
DEC.10th
 
Manchester City defeated Bayern Munich 3:2. In the Champions League. James Milner scored one of their goals in the 62nd minute.
 
Gateshead defeated Lincoln City 1:0 in a league fixture; despite having Marcus Maddison sent off in the 83rd minute.
 
In the Northern League West Auckland Town defeated local rivals Bishop Auckland 1:0. The only goal of the game was scored by Dennis Knight.
 
DEC.11th
 
Newcastle’s Under 21’s / Reserves travelled the short distance to the recently named Daren Persson Stadium to play NORTH SHIELDS. The 2nd Round Northumberland Senior Cup tie was watched by a crowd of 730, including their president Malcolm Macdonald. After an early strike by ex Newcastle reserve KIERAN WRIGHTSON in the 7th minute. Newcastle scored two goal in the first half. MACAULAY GILLESPHEY equalised in the 11th minute, then ADAM CAMPBELL netted in the 17th minute. He also got Newcastle’s third goal, scoring in the 52nd minute. The final score was 3:1. The referee was Paul Brown of Westerhope.
NUFC: JONATHAN MITCHELL, KEVIN MBABU (SUB- 80 JAMES MORGAN), MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, GAEL BIGIRIMANA, LUBO SATKA, CURTIS GOOD, CALLUM ROBERTS (SUB- 75 MACAULEY BOOTH), BRANDON MIELE (SUB- 38 TOM HEARDMAN), ADAM CAMPBELL, JONATHYN QUINN, DANIEL BARLASER.
N.SHIELDS: JONATHAN BALL, JOE ELLIOTT (SUB- 2nd Half JACK DONNISON), JOHN GREY, BEN RICHARDSON, JOHN PARKER, KEVIN HUGHES, KIERAN WRIGHTSON (SUB- 2nd Half- ASIER GOIENETXEA), ADAM FORSTER, GARETH BAINBRIDGE, ADAM SCOPE, DEAN HOLMES.       
 
Demba Ba scored in the 10th minute for Chelsea in their 1:0 win over Steaua Bucharest; topping Group E of the Champions League.
 
Mike Williamson was names Newcastle’s ‘Player of the Month’.
 
DEC.12th
 
Gateshead’s Under 19’s continue to well in the Youth Alliance League, but were held to a 3:3 draw by Stockport County. ’Meesha’ Kanda scored one of the goals in the first half.
 
DEC.14th
 
Newcastle played at home against SOUTHAMPTON in the premier league. Having led 1:0 at half time, through a goal from YOAN GOUFFRAN in the 27th minute, Southampton equalised in the 67th minute through JAY RODRIGUEZ. Just prior Southampton’s Steven Davis had hit the post. Their were appeals for offside but the goal stood. The game ended in a 1:1 draw. The attendance was 49 164 & the Referee was Michael J. Jones of Cheshire. A talking point after game was when Sissoko managed to injure the referee accidentally near the end of the game. A scuffle between the two teams benches at the end of the game saw goalkeeper coach Andy Woodman sent off, as was Southampton’s goalkeeper coach Toni Jimenez.  
NUFC: TIM KRUL, MATHIEU DEBUCHY, MIKE WILLIAMSON, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), DAVIDE SANTON (SUB- 78 HAIDARA), MOUSSA SISSOKO, VURNON ANITA, CHIECK TIOTE, YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 73 HATEM BEN ARFA), SHOLA AMEOBI (SUB- 61 PAPISS CISSE), LOIC REMY.
SOUTHAMPTON: PAULO GAZZANIGA, CALLUM CHAMBERS, DEJAN LOVREN, JOS HOOIVELD, LUKE SHAW, JACK CORK, JAMES WARD-PROWSE (SUB- 45 MORGAN SCNEIDERLIN), STEVEN DAVIS, DANI OSVALDO (SUB- 45 ADAM LALLANA), JAY RODRIIGUEZ (SUB- 90+ 7 SAM GALLAGHER), RICKY LAMBERT (capt).
 
In League One Paul Huntington scored with a header in the 9th minute. His goal for Preston was not enough to secure a victory over Crawley & the game ended in a 2:2 draw.
 
Tommy Wright’s St. Johnstone will have to rearrange their match with Partick Thistle as it was abandoned due to severe weather at half time. The score was goalless.
 
The battle for the Northern League title is hotting-up, 4th place Ashington defeated Penrith 2:1. Ashington’s first goal was scored by Marc Walton in the 42nd minute.
 
High flying Shildon defeated Bishop Auckland 4:0. Secod half sub Mark Doninger scored one of the goals past ex trialist Scott Pocklington in the 57th minute.
 
Newcastle Benfield’s whose form has slipped lately; lost 3:0 to Crook Town. Their line up included coaches Stu Elliott & sub Gareth McAlindon. Michael Riley & recent signing Billy Ions were also in their side.
 
Before the end of the day ex Newcastle coach Steve Clarke became the latest top flight manager to be sacked. His team West Brom had been beaten 1:0 by Cardiff City
 
DEC.16th
 
Martin Brittain left Bedlington Terriers to join fellow northern League side Ashington.
 
DEC.17th
 
Newcastle’s Under 18’s progressed in their FA Youth Cup 3rd Round tie against, They defeated BARNSLEY 2:1 at Oakwell. The goal scorers were: ADAM ARMSTRONG (48 + 59 mins), NUFC & JACK ALTON (90+ 1 min), BARNSLEY.
The Referee was James Thornhill from Ilkeston.
NUFC: BRENDAN PEARSON, BEN DRENNAN, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, LUBO SATKA, MACAULEY BOOTH, ALEX GILLIEAD (capt) (SUB- 74 DANIEL BARLASER), GREG OLLEY (SUB- 80 TOM HEARDMAN), OLIVIER KEMEN (SUB- 85 CALLUM ROBERTS), ROLANDO AARONS, ADAM ARMSTRONG, JONATHYN QUINN.
BARNSLEY: ELLIOTT CHADDERTON, JAMES BREE (Injured left the field- 80+ mins all subs used), GEORGE SMITH, JACK COWGILL, DEAN FREEMAN, EDDIE ROGERSON (SUB- 64 MASON HOLGATE), CALLUM PILKINGTON, HARRISON BIGGINS (capt), NANA BOAKYE-YIADUM (SUB- 61 TALENT NDLOVU), GEORGE MARIS, MATTY TEMPLETON (SUB- 80 JACK ALTON)  
 
Martin Brittain scored on his debut for Ashington in their 2:0 win over Bishop Auckland.
 
DEC.18th
 
Severe weather led to Wigan Athletic’s match with Sheffield Wednesday being abandoned in the 59th minute. Wigan were leading 1:0, with James Perch playing at right back.
 
Gateshead’s Youth Alliance side demolished FC Halifax 6:0, to go top of the league. Kanda scored one of the goals in the 50th minute.
 
DEC.19th
 
It was announced that Olivier Bernard had completed the purchase of Durham City football & installed himself as chairman. In statement he said he had ambitions plans to progress the club. The following day in the Northern League, Olly saw his Durham City side battle to a 1:0 victory over Crook Town.
 
DEC.20th
 
Newcastle Under 21’s defeated NORWICH CITY, 4(2) :1(1) in a Under 21’s League match at home at Whitley Park. The Goal Scorers were: ADAM CAMBELL or EWAN McNEIL (OG) (1st Half). GAEL BIGIRIMANA (35), JONAS GUTIERREZ (64), JONATHYN QUINN (88), NUFC. CARLTON MORRIS (1st Half), NORWICH. Attendance: 125. Referee: Graeme Fyvie (Sunderland).
NUFC: JONATHAN MITCHELL, KEVIN MBABU (SUB- 44 JONATHYN QUINN), PAUL DUMMETT, LUBO SATKA, STEVEN TAYLOR, CURTIS GOOD, ROLANDO AARONS, GAEL BIGIRIMANA, ADAM CAMPBELL, JONAS GUTIERREZ, CALLUM ROBERTS (SUB- 61 OLIVIER KEMEM).
NORWICH: BEN KILLIP, EWAN McNEIL, HARRY TOFFOLO, REECE HALL-JOHNSON, ADEL GAFAITI (SUB- 84 CAMERON NORMAN), KYLE McFADDEN, HARRY BARKER (SUB- 75 HARVEY HODD), CAMERON McGEEHAN (capt), CARLTON MORRIS, JAMAR LOZA, ROD YOUNG.    
 
DEC.21st
 
Newcastle played CRYSTAL PALACE away at Selhurst Park in the Premier League. Although the first two goals were a little fortuitous, they were worthy 3:0 winners. YOHAN CABAYE opened the scoring with a defected shot which wrong footed the keeper in the 25th minute. Then a cross came on the 39th minute & defender DANNY GABBIDON made contact with ball, putting it through his own goal. Yoan Gouffran hit the bar the great effort in the second half before Shola was brought down in the box & HATEM BEN ARFA smashed home the penalty in the 86th minute. The result saw Newcastle go into the Christmas period in 6th place in the league table. The attendance on a wet day was 24 936 & the referee was Neil Swarbrick (Lancashire).
NUFC: TIM KRUL, MATHIEU DEBUCHY, MIKE WILLIAMSON, FABRICIO COLOCCINI, DAVIDE SANTON, VURNON ANITA, YOHAN CABAYE (SUB- 79 HATEM BEN ARFA), CHIECK TIOTE, MOUSSA SISSOKO, LOIC REMY (SUB- 85 SHOLA AMEOBI), YOAN GOUFFRAN.
C.PALACE: JULIAN SPERONI, ADRIAN MARIAIPA, DANNY GABBIDON, DAMIEN DELANEY, DEAN MOXEY (SUB- 45 JONATHAN PARR), BARR BANNAN (SUB- 45 YANNICK BOLASIE), MILE JEDINAK (capt), JASON PUNCHEON, MAROVANE CHAMAKH, CAMERON JEROME (SUB- 77 DWIGHT GAYLE).      
 
Elsewhere in the Premier League Manchester City defeated Fulham 4:2, James Milner scored the fourth in the 83rd minute.
 
QPR lost 1:0 to Leicester City in the Championship, Joey Barton was red carded in the 84th minute.
 
In the Northern League, newly signed Tomi Ameobi set up Whitley Bay’s first goal for Phil Airey in the 9th minute. They defeated Billingham Town 5:1.Chris Moore also featured.
 
In the Northern Alliance Premier, Blyth Town defeated Wallsend Town 5:2. Back in the side Jonathan Mann scored one of the goals in the 75th minute.
 
DEC.22nd
 
Medhi Abeid got his first goals for Panathinaikos, in their 2:1 league win over Xanthi. The on loan player, wearing squad number 20, scored in the 20th & 54th minutes.
 
DEC.26th
 
Boxing Day’s haven’t produced memorable results in recent years; however this fixture at home to STOKE CITY, saw Newcastle win 5:1 at home in front of a crowd of  51 665. It was Stoke who scored first with a great shot from OUSSAMA ASSAIDI in the 29th minute. However, they ‘shot themselves in the foot when Glen Whelan was sent off in the 40th minute, with a second yellow card for a foul. Manager Mark Hughes also saw red for his protests. Incredibly in the 43rd minute Marc Wilson pulled down Ben Afra through on goal & was also sent off. Remy saw his penalty saved, but eleven man Newcastle soon equalised a minute later. LOIC REMY saw his deflected shot hit the roof of the net. Stoke were hit with an onslaught in the second half, with goals from YOAN GOUFFRAN (48), LOIC REMY (56), YOHAN CABAYE (66) & PAPISS CISSE (80- Pen). Hatem Ben Arfa came close to scoring twice with both efforts hit the bar. Referee: Martin Atkinson (Yorkshire).
NUFC: TIM KRUL, MATHIEU DEBUCHY, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), MIKE WILLIAMSON, DAVIDE SANTON (SUB- 61 MASSADIO HAIDARA), MOUSSA SISSOKO, YOHAN CABAYE, VURNON ANITA (SUB- 45 SHOLA AMEOBI), HATEN BEN ARFA, LOIC REMY, YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 72 PAPISS CISSE).
STOKE: THOMAS SORENSEN, GEOFF CAMERON, RYAN SHAWCROSS (capt), MARC WILSON (Sent Off 43), ERIC PIETERS, JONATHAN WALTERS, STEVEN N’ZONZI (SUB- 72 MARC MUNIESA), GEL WHELAN (Sent Off 40), CHARLIE ADAM, OUSSAMA ASSAIDI (SUB- 48 ANDY WILKINSON), PETER CROUCH (SUB- 59 WILSON PALACIOS).
 
Also in the Premier League, Fulham defeated Norwich City 2:1.The late winner came from Scott Parker in the 87th minute.
 
On Loan Haris Vuckic scored Rotherham United’s only goal in a 1:0 win over Bradford City.     
 
Roda JC appointed Jon Dahl Tomasson as their new coach.
 
DEC.28th
 
In the Premier League, West Ham & West Brom shared the points in 3:3 draw. Kevin Nolan scored for West Ham in the 67th minute.
 
Gateshead drew 1:1 at Chester in the Skrill Premier Division. James Marwood got their goal in the 68th minute.
 
In the Northern League, Ashington lost 3:2 to Consett. James Taylor scored one of their goals in the 44th minute. Martin Brittain also featured for Ashington.
 
Celtic Nation shared the points with Dunston UTS in a 1:1, with Matty Grieve getting their goal in the 25th minute. 90th minute sub Colin McMenamin found the net in the 91st minute, but it was ruled offside.
 
Spennymoor Town defeated Billingham Synthonia & sub Dan Taylor scored their third goal in the 80th minute. 
 
DEC.29th
 
Newcastle lost a closely fought match at home to ARSENAL 1:0. After a goalless first half, the only goal of the game came from a glancing header from OLIVIER GIROUD in the 65th minute. The nearest Newcastle came to scoring was when Debuchy saw his looping head hit the bar just before half time. The attendance was 52 161 & the referee was Lee Probert from Wiltshire.
NUFC: TIM KRUL, MATHIEU DEBUCHY, MIKE WILLIAMSON, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), DAVIDE SANTON, VURNON ANITA (SUB- 74 SHOLA AMEOBI), CHEICJK TIOTE, YOHAN CABAYE, MOUSSA SISSOKO (SUB- 79 MASSADIO HAIDARA), LOIC REMY, YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 62 HATEM BEN ARFA). 
ARSENAL: WOJCIECH SZCZESNY, BACARY SAGNA, PER MERTESACKER (capt), LAURENT KOSCIELNY, KIERAN GIBBS (SUB- 70 MIKEL ARTETA), MATHIEU FLAMINI, JACK WILTSHIRE, THEO WALCOTT (SUB- 80 CARL JENKINSON), TOMAS ROSICKY), SANTI CAZORLA, OLIVIER GIROUD (SUB- 85 NICKLAS BENDTNER).  
 
The Northern League Masters Competition for over 35 year old ex Northern League players at Soccarena, Belmont, Durham. Those that took part included Paul Arnison for the Darlington side. The results from the competition are to be confirmed.
 
DEC.30th
 
Newcastle Under 21’s entertained LEICESTER CITY in the 2nd Round of the Under 21’s League Cup at Whitley Park.
The game resulted in a 2:1 win. The goal scorers were ADAM ARMSTRONG (39 + 78 mins), NUFC. ADAM DAWSON (87), LEICESTER. Attendance: 385.
NUFC: JAK ALNWICK, REMI STREETE (SUB- 45 JAMES MORGAN), MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, GAEL BIGIRIMANA, CURTIS GOOD, PAUL DUMMETT, ALEX GILLIEAD (SUB- 59 CALLUM ROBERTS), GREG OLLEY, JONATHYN QUINN (SUB- 74 TOM HEARDMAN), ADAM ARMSTRONG, JONAS GUTIERREZ.
LEICESTER: ADAM SMITH, JAMES PEARSON, CALLUM ELDER, ROBERT PARATORE, ALIE SESAY, KIERAN KENNEDY, JOE DODOO, MICHAEL CAIN, JACOB BLYTH, HARRY PANAYIOTOU, ADAM DAWSON
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BULLETIN 32 – JANUARY 2014 REVIEW

2014 dawned with a 1:0 defeat at West Brom; followed by a FA Cup exit at the first hurdle; losing 2:1 at home to Cardiff City. They final got a win under their belts later in the month against West Ham. The transfer window opened & closed & after Jonas Gutierrez went out on loan to Norwich City very little happened. Curtis Good also made a late exit on loan to Dundee United. Rumours circulated in the press until the end of the month when Newcastle then sold Yohan Cabaye for a reported fee in excess of £20 million. The move on eve of Newcastle’s match with Sunderland, opened the door for a loan move for Luuk De Jong. Unfortunately, this further ‘temporary brought in player’ was once again the limit f the clubs transfer activity. His Toon Tracker profile is added this month to the first team squad. A further trawl of charity matches involving ex player XI’s has unearthed 2 more old players who have came out of retirement & put on a shirt for charity; namely Pat Heard & Paul Moran. They too are added into the ex player Toon Tracker database. This brings the total number who are now profiled on the website from 2010+ to 462 (excluding the full pen pictures with profiles) The new addition to main database this month continue on with the ‘Ex Player Testimonial’ theme. This month’s addition is Newcastle’s promotion captain of 1965, Stan Anderson & the details of his ‘special night’. Finally, sadly another retired player has passed away this month & below is a short obituary to him. 
 
OBITUARY
 
ANDREW MARTIN ‘ANDY’ GRAVER

DOB- SEP.12th.1927, CRAGHEAD, STANLEY, Co. DURHAM.
DIED- JAN.19th.2014 (Aged 86), LINCOLN).
CLUBS: Quaking House Juniors, Willington Athletic, Annfield Plain.
NUFC (1947-50: 1 League Appearance: JAN.21st.1950 v Manchester City, Draw 1:1).
Lincoln City (SEP.1950-54 Transfer Fee- £5000), Leicester City (DEC.1954-55 Transfer Fee- £27 500), Lincoln City (1955 Transfer Fee- £14000), Stoke City (1955-57), Boston United (1957-58 Transfer Fee- £3500), Lincoln City (1958-61), Skegness Town (1961-62), Ilkeston Town (1962-64). Lincoln City (Youth Coach Mid 1960’s)
LINCOLN CITY All Time Highest Goal Scorer- 150, in 289 Appearances.
HONOURS: English Division III (North) Championship Winner 1951-52 (Lincoln)
Derbyshire Senior Cup Winner 1962 (Ilkeston).
(Andy Graver has a Lincoln City Executive Box named in his honour).
 
JAN.1st.2014
 
Newcastle travelled to WEST BROM. for their New Year’s Day Premier League fixture. Lost 0(0) : 1(0). An evenly balanced match was tipped in favour of the home team when DEBUCHY, suddenly he two foot tackled a player & he was red carded for it in the 62nd minute. Newcastle seemed to be going to keep the stalemate, but with 87 minutes on the clock; Krul was one on one & saw a marginal touch bring the attacker to the ground. They scored through SAIDO BERAHINO with the resulting penalty. Attendance: 26 430, Referee: Lee Mason (Greater Manchester) 
NUFC: TIM KRUL, MATHIEU DEBUCHY, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt) (SUB- 65 MAPOU YANGA-MBIWA), MIKE WILLIAMSON, DAVIDE SANTON, YOHAN CABAYE, CHIECK TIOTE, MOUSSA SISSOKO, LOIC REMY, SHOLA AMEOBI (SUB- 76 MASSADIO HAIDARA), YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 45 HATEM BEN ARFA).
WEST BROM: BEN FOSTER, BILLY JONES (SUB- 45 SAIDO BERAHINO), GARETH McAULEY, JONAS OLSSON, LIAM RIDGEWELL, YOUSSOUF MULUMBU, CALUDIO YACOB, MORGAN AMALFITANO, STEPHANE SESSEGNON (SUB- 77 MATEJ VYDRA), CHRIS BLUNT (capt), NICHOLAS ANELKA (SUB- 88 ZOLTAN GERA). 
 
Elsewhere in the Premier League, West Ham lost their London derby match with Fulham 2:1. Captain Kevin Nolan got himself sent off in the 44th minute.
 
Gateshead drew 3:3 at Halifax. Marcus Maddison scored in the 76th minute & also hit the bar twice, while James Marwood also scored in the 82nd minute.
 
Michael Richardson completed his loan stint with Accrington Stanley, featuring in 3:1 defeat at Fleetwood Town.
 
JAN.2nd
 
Wearing the number 12 squad shirt, Adam Campbell made his debut on loan for St. Mirren. He crowned his debut with an 18th minute goal. They defeated Kilmarnock 2:1. Conor Newton also featured.
 
Bristol City released Marlon Harwood.
 
JAN.4th
 
Newcastle played their FA. Cup 3rd Round tie at home to CARDIFF CITY. The lost 1(0) : 2(0). After a goalless first half, PAPISS CISSE opened the scoring in the 62nd. minute. CRAIG NOONE equalised 9 minutes later & FRAIZER CAMPBELL headed home the winning goal in the 80th minute. The nearest, the below par performing side, came to another goal was when Hatem Ben Arfa hit the post in the 25th minute. The fact that sides line up saw a number of changes, anger some fans as the only remaining chance of silverware evaporated, being less of a priority that the premier league. The paying public attendance was 31 166 & the referee was Anthony Taylor (Manchester).
NUFC: ROB ELLIOT, DAVIDE SANTON, MAPOU YANGA-MBIWA, MASSADIO HAIDARA CHEICK TIOTE (capt), VURNON ANITA (SUB- 85 LOIC REMY), HATEM BEN ARFA, YOAN GOUFFRAN (SIUB- 62 GABRIEL OBERTAN), PAPISS CISSE (SUB- 85 SHOLA AMEOBI).
CARDIFF: DAVID MARSHALL, KEVIN McNAUGHTON, MARK HUSDSON (capt), BEN TURNER, DECLAN JOHN, DON COWIE, AARON GUNNARSSON, KIM BO-KYONG (SUB- 80 TOMMY SMITH), PETER WHITTINGHAM, PETER ODEMWINGIE (SUB- 72 CRAIG NOONE), ANDREAS CORNELIUS (SUB- 59 FRAIZER CAMPBELL).     
 
Newcastle’s Under 18’s began 2014 with 3:0 league win at home to WOLVES. The second half goal scorers were: ADAM ARMSTRONG, JONATHYN QUINN & TOM HEARDMAN.  
NUFC: BRENDAN PEARSON, JAMIE STERRY (SUB- 45 LIAM SMITH), MACAULEY BOOTH, GREG OLLEY, RYAN McKINNON, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, ALEX GILLIEAD, BEN DRENNAN, ADAM ARMSTRONG (SUB- 75 CALLUM ROBERTS), OLIVIER KEMEN, JONATHYN QUINN (SUB- 75 TOM HEARDMAN.
 
In the Coupe De France Round of 32, Dijon drew 3:3 with Aubagne after extra time. Romain Amalfitano came on as a sub in the 88th minute. The tie was settled by penalty shoot out, which his side Dijon won 5:4.
 
Gateshead defeated Hyde United 4:0 in the Skrill Premier, with Marcus Maddison getting their first in the 12th minute.
 
In the Northern League. Whitley Bay won 1:0 in a closely fought match with Ashington. The only goal of the game was scored by Chris Moore in the 44th minute.
 
JAN.5th
 
FA Cup 3rd Round action continued on Sunday & there was a surprise exit for Manchester united, They lost 2:1 at home to Swansea City. Wayne Routledge scored Swansea’s first goal in the 12th. minute.
 
JAN.6th
 
The 2nd. ‘Fans Forum’ Meeting in the Joe Harvey Suite.
Those Present: Lee Charnley (Club Secretary), Kate Bradley (Head of NUFC Foundation), John Irving (NUFC Financial Director), Lee Marshall (Meeting Chair- Supporters Liaison Manager), Bob Moncur (Club Ambassador), Steve Storey (Head of Safety & Security), Eddie Rutherford (Head of Facilities), Wendy Taylor (Head of Media), Stephen Tickle (Box Officer Manager).
Wonga Sponsors Representatives; Damian Peachey & Nick Stone.
Supporters Representatives were in attendance: Gareth Beard, Steve Cole, Thomas Concannon, Chris Forster, Gordon Gilchrist, Liam Hall, Steve Hastie, Mark Jankowski, Susan Joyce, Sharon Lee, Michael McCarthy, Andrew McClay, Phil Patterson, Vishal Vedhara.   
Questions focused around the clubs expulsion from the meeting of the NUST group for breaking protocol on publishing minutes from the previous forum. The clubs/managers approach to cup matches & the overall clubs ambition. There was also questions levied on the clubs ban on NJC Media & questions on youth development.
There was also a presentation from guest Jonathan Foster on behalf ‘Division 92’ a group dedicated to the ground having a singing section to enhance the atmosphere at games.

JAN.7th
 
The only Northern League to survive the wet weather was Newcastle Benfield’s trip to Billingham Town. The hammered them 9:0, with Paul Brayson bagging 4 goals. He scored the opener after only 3 minutes & hit the other three in the second half.
 
Richard Offiong signed for Durham City.
 
JAN.8th
 
Gateshead progressed through their second round Durham Challenge Cup tie with Darlington; defeating them 4:1. Their youthful side included keeper Alex Baird, trialist Greg McDermott (who was replaced in the 26th minute due to an injury). The line up also included regular junior forward, Kanda, making his first team debut.
 
Andy Thorn was appointed as the new manager of Kidderminster Harriers.
 
Paul Daglish has quit as head of coach Austin Aztex & become the new joint assistant coach of Real Salt Lake.
 
JAN.11th
 
Newcastle’s Under 18‘s defeated SUNDERLAND 1(0):0(0) in the Academy League. The only goal of the game came from TOM HEARDMAN in the 55th. minute. He also hit the bar early in the first half. Roberts had to be replaced injured in the 86th minute & was stretchered off.
NUFC: BRENDAN PEARSON, JAMIE STERRY (SUB- 75 JAMES COBAIN), GREG OLLEY, RYAN McKINNON, MACAULEY BOOTH, DANIEL BARLASER, BEN DRENNAN, TOM HEARDMAN (SUB- 83 ANDY HALL), OLIVIER KEMEN, CALLUM ROBERTS (SUB- 86 JOE KERRIDGE).
SUNDERLAND: PETER BURKE, JOSH ROBSON, THOMAS ROBSON, ROSS COLQUHOUN, TOM BEADLING, ETHAN ROBSON, REES GREENWOOD (SUB- 64 DYLAN McEVOY), MARTIN SMITH, JAMES STINSON, LYNDEN GOOCH (SUB- 70 ANDREW NELSON), LUKE MOLYNEUX (SUB- 75 JORDAN BLINCO). 
 
In League One, Swindon defeated Peterborough 2:0. Nile Ranger scored Swindon’s first goal in the 28th minute.
 
Also in League One, Crewe Alexandra lost 4:2 to Rotherham. Brad Inman scored Crewe’s first in the 12th. Both Haris Vuckic & James Tavernier featured for Rotherham.
 
In the Northern League, Paul Brayson continued his fine run of goal scoring form; hitting a hat trick. He scored in the 32nd, 70th (Pen) & 73rd minutes, in Newcastle Benfield’s 4:1 win over Celtic Nation.. 
 
West Auckland defeated Guisborough Town 4:3. Dennis Knight scored on of their goals in the 44th minute.
 
Ashington beat Team Northumbria 4:1. Second half sub. Marc Walton scored one of the goals.
 
Andy Mogwo came on as a sub for Bedlington Terriers in their 1:0 defeat to Billingham Synthonia.
 
Richard Offiong back out of retirement; making his debut as a 2nd half sub for Durham City in their 2:0 defeat to Bishop Auckland.
 
In the Northern Alliance Premier Division, Whitley Bay ‘A’ had a landslide 14:3 victory over Hebburn Reyrolle. Johnny Godsmark scored two goals in the game.
 
Oguchi Onyewu was given a free transfer to Sheffield Wednesday.
 
JAN.12th
 
Newcastle played MANCHESTER CITY at Home in the Premier League. Despite a plucky performance, they lost 2:0. The goal scorers for City were: EDIN DZEKO (8 mins) & ALVARO NEGREDO (90+ 5 mins). Newcastle’s January woes continue. JAMES MILNER came on as a late sub. Newcastle's Tiote had a goal ruled on wrongly for offside. The attendance was 49 423 & the Referee was Mike Jones from Chester
NUFC: TIM KRUL, DAVIDE SANTON, MIKE WILLIAMSON, STEVEN TAYLOR, MAPOU YANGE-MBIWA (SUB- 82 MASSADIO HAIDARA), VURNON ANITA (SUB- 73 PAPISS CISSE), CHEICK TIOTE (capt), YOHAN CABAYE, MOUSSA SISSIKO, LOIC REMY, YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 82 HATEM BEN ARFA) .
MAN.CITY: JOE HART, PABLO ZABALETA, MARTIN DEMICHELIS, VINCENT COMPANY (capt), ALEKSANDAR KOLAROV, SAMIR NASRI (SUB- 79 JAMES MILNER), FERNANDINHO, YAYA TOURE (SUB- 61 JAVI GARCIA), DAVID SILVA, ALVARO NEGREDO, EDIN DZEKO (SUB- 52 JESUS NAVAS).   
 
JAN.13th
 
Jonas Gutierrez went on loan to Chris Hughton’s Norwich City.
 
‘Free Agent’ Marlon Harewood signed for Hartlepool United.
 
JAN.14th
 
Newcastle Under 21’s league match verses TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR, had been scheduled for yesterday, & was put back 24 hours & rearranged to take place today at Hotspur Way Training Ground. Newcastle lost 1(1) : 4(4). All goals came in the first half, with Spurs domineering & scoring after only 20 seconds through SOULEYMANE COULIBALY. There other goals were scored by ANDROS TOWNSEND (22 mins), KENNY McEVOY (24 mins), HARRY KANE (27 mins). Newcastle’s only goal of the game was scored by MICHAEL RICHARDSON in the 37th minute. Referee: David Rock (Herfordshire) 
NUFC: JAK ALNWICK, ‘LUBO’ SATKA, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, GAEL BIGIRIMANA (SUB- 47 GREG OLLEY), REMI STREETE, PAUL DUMMETT, ROLANDO AARONS, MICHAEL RICHARDSON, JONATHYN QUINN, ADAM ARMSTRONG (SUB- 73 DANIEL BARLASER), ALEX GILLIEAD.
SPURS: JORDAN ARCHER, ADAM SMITH (SUB- 71 JOE PRITCHARD), ZEKI FRYERS (SUB- 52 RUBEN LAMEIRAS), MILOS VEJKOLIC, KEVIN STEWART, GIANCARLO GAUIFUOCO, KENNY McEVOY, GRANT WARD, SOULEYMANE COULIBALY, HARRY KANE, ANDROS TOWNSEND (SUB- 45 AARON McENEFF).  
 
Darren Ambrose was transfer to Greek side Apollon Smyrni.
 
In the 3rd Round Replay of the FA Cup Andy Thorn’s Kidderminster Harries defeated league side Peterborough 3:2. They will face Sunderland in the 4th Round.
 
Northern League Team Northumbria lifted themselves up the table away from the relegation zone. They defeated Billingham Town 5:0; with Ben Sayer & Louis Storey both scoring in the first half.
 
On Loan Stephen Ireland was made a permanent fixture at Stoke City, with a free transfer from Aston Villa.
 
JAN.15th
 
Manchester City defeated Blackburn Rovers 5:0 in their FA Cup 3rd Round Replay. James Milner captain City for the first time.
 
Seaham Red Star announced they had completed the loan signing of Lee Kerr from Shildon.
 
JAN.16th
 
John Carver & Steve Stone visited the Percy Hedley Centre in North Shields & produced a piece of artwork for their ‘Diamond Jubilee Art Exhibition. This will be held from February 11th To 20th, with the artworks being auctioned February 13th.
 
JAN.17th
 
The winner of the ‘Wonga Player of the Month’ for December was announced as Yohan Cabaye.
 
Phil Airey was released by Whitley Bay. He joined fellow Northern League side Newcastle Benfield, very soon afterwards.
 
JAN.18th
 
Newcastle travelled to WEST HAM UNITED & Won 3:1 in the Premier League.
The first half was totally dominated by Newcastle, & they went in 2:1 up at half time. West Ham pushed for equaliser in the second half, with Newcastle having few chances, until they got the third from a free kick in injury time against the run of play. 
Goal Scorers: YOHAN CABAYE (16 + 90+4 mins), LOIC REMY (32 mins), NUFC. CARLTON COLE (45+ 2 mins),WEST HAM. Some reports gave the goal as an own goal by MIKE WILLIAMSON, whom challenged Cole, as it was knocked in. The match marked the return from injury of ANDY CARROLL. He missed a good chance to score in the second half & he also gave away the free kick from which Newcastle scored their third goal. Attendance: 33 343, Referee: Andre Mariner (West Midlands)
NUFC: TIM KRUL, DAVIDE SANTON (SUB- 74 PAUL DUMMETT), MIKE WILLIAMSON, STEVEN TAYLOR, MAPOU YANGA-MBIWA, CHIECK TIOTE, VURNON ANITA SUB- 60 SHOLA AMEOBI), YOHAN CABAYE, MOUSSA SISSOKO, LOIC REMY (SUB- 78 HATEM BEN ARFA), YOAN GOUFFRAN.
WEST HAM: ‘ADRIAN’ SAN MIGUEL DEL CASTILLO, RAZVAN RAT, JAMES COLLINS, ROGER JOHNSON, MATT TAYLOR, MOHAMED DIAM (SUB- 62 ANDY CARROLL), MARK NOBLE (capt), MATT JARVIS (SUB- 73 JOE COLE), JACK COLLISON (SUB—45 RAVEL MORRISON), STEWART DOWLING, CARLTON COLE.
 
Norwich City gained three vital pints, defeating Hull City 1:0. The game marked the debut of Jonas Gutierrez. Wearing the squad number 15,he was subbed in the 69th minute.
 
James Coppinger scored for Doncaster Rovers in the 52nd minute. They defeated Wigan Athletic 3:0 in a Championship fixture. 
 
Oguchi Onyewu made his debut in Sheffield Wednesday’s 1:1 draw with Burnley, wearing the number 8 shirt.
 
‘Loanee’ James Tavernier scored for Rotherham United in the 21st minute. They defeated Shrewsbury Town 3:0 in League One. Haris Vuckic made a late appearance as a sub in the 82nd minute.
 
Marlon Harewood made his Hartlepool United debut in their Division 1 match, which ended in a 2:0 defeat to Fleetwood Town.
 
St. Mirren got a good win under their belt in the Scottish Premier League, defeating Hibs 3:2. On Loan Adam Campbell scored the saints second goal in the 24th  minute. His contribution also included a goal assist & Conor Newton also played.
 
Gateshead earned a well deserved 2:2 draw at Grimsby Town in the Skrill Premier League. Marcus Maddison scored their first in the 55th minute.
 
North East sides did well in the FA. Vase 4th Round. Dunston UTS defeated Coleshill Town 2:1 (after extra time). Dale Burrell scored the winner in the first period of extra time.
 
Newcastle Benfield also progressed, with a 3:1 win over Congleton. Paul Brayson scored twice, netting in the 27th (penalty) & 92nd minute. Their opening goal had come from Billy Ions in the 22nd minute. Paul Talbot & Chris Carr were also in the winning side.
 
West Auckland Town also progressed, defeating Whickham 3:1 after extra time. The club whose general manager is Stuart Alderson & the side coached by Danny Olsen, also had Dennis Knight in the side. He was substituted in the 80th minute.   
 
Morpeth Town won their 4th Round tie; defeating Westfield 3:0. Their side included Stephen Forster.
 
Sadly Ashington bowed out in their FA Vase 4th Round, They lost 2:1 to Wisbech Town, with a line up which included James Taylor, Darren Lough, Marc Walton & Sub. Martin Brittain.
 
In the Bay Plastics Challenge Cup Semi Final, Whitley Bay ‘A’ lost 2:1 to Wallington. Jonnny Godsmark scored the Whitley goal early in the first half.  
 
In Northern League Division II, Lee Kerr made his debut for Seaham Red Star in a 3:1 victory over Chester-Le-Street Town.
 
JAN.19th
 
Ex Newcastle player & Lincoln City Legend ANDY GRAVER died aged 86, in Lincoln (See obituary above).
 
Darren Ambrose made his debut for Greek side Apollon Smyrni. He came on as a 69th  minute sub in their 2:1 super league defeat to Asteras Tripolis. He has been given the No. 84 squad number.  
 
JAN.20th
 
Newcastle’s Under 18’s Academy side faced SUNDERLAND in the FA Youth Cup 4th Round. The match at St James Park, saw Newcastle dominate & gain a 4(1) : 0(0) victory. Goal Scorers: JONATHYN QUINN (3 Goals- 45, 55 + 73 mins), ADAM ARMSTRONG (83 mins).
Attendance 3 501, Referee: Iain Turner (Co. Durham).
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, JAMIE STERRY, MACAULEY GILLESPHEY (SUB- 78 BEN DRENNAN0, GREG OLLEY, RYAN McKINNON, LUBOMIR SATKA, ALEX GILLIEAD (capt) (SUB- 84 TOM HEARDMAN), OLIVIER KEMEN, JONATHYN QUINN (SUB- 84 DANIEL BARLASER), ADAM ARMSTRONG, ROLANDO AARONS.
SUNDERLAND: MAKSYMILIAN STRYJEK, MICHAEL LEDGER, THOMAS ROBSON, ETHAN ROBSON (SUB- 75 DANIEL WRIGHT), ROSS COLQUHOUN, TOM BEADLING, JOSH ROBSON (SUB- 58 DAVID LOWRIE), MARTIN SMITH (capt), JAMES STINSON (SUB- 56 ANDREW NELSON), LYNDEN GOOCH, REES GREENWOOD.  
 
Over in the Falkland Islands Ossie Ardiles, with fellow ex Spurs player Ricky Ville were involved in a car crash. Ricky was unhurt & Ardilles is recovering from a head injury in Port Stanley Hospital.
 
JAN.21st
 
Scotland’s Under 16’s drew 1:1 with France in the Aegean Cup. Their goal scorer was Newcastle youngster Jamie Holmes.
 
Gateshead gained another point in their push for a play off place, in a 1:1 draw with Welling. Their goal scorer was Marcus Maddison who converted a 49th minute penalty.
 
JAN.25th
 
Newcastle Under 18’s were in league action again, away at the Aon Training Ground, Carrington to MANCHESTER UNITED. They won 2(1) : 1(0). The Goal Scorers were ROLANO AARONS (36 mins) & ADAM ARMSTRONG (68 mins). Man. United’s goal was scored by Joe Riley (54 Mins).
The Referee was Andrew Sykes (Lancashire).
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, JAMIE STERRY, BEN DRENNAN, GREG OLLEY, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, RYAN McKINNON, ALEX GILLIEAD (SUB- 45 LIAM SMITH), OLIVIER KEMEN, JONATHYN QUINN, ADAM ARMSTRONG (SUB- 77 TOM HEARDMAN), ROLANDO AARONS.
MAN. UTD: DEAN HENDERSON, CALLUM EVANS (SUB- 73 DEVONIE REDMOND), JORDAN THOMPSON, RYAN McCONNELL, CAMERON BORTHWICK-JACKSON, SEAN GOSS, JOE RILEY, MATTHEW WILLOCK, MARCUS RASHFORD (SUB- 81 SCOTT McTOMINAY), JOSH HARROP, DEMETRI MITCHELL.  
 
The FA Cup 4th Round saw a plucky Kidderminster Harriers; managed by Andy Thorn; bow out. They lost narrowly at Sunderland 1:0.
 
Sheffield Wednesday progressed through their 4th Round tie, defeating Rochdale 2:1.
Oguchi Onyewu got their second goal in the 57th minute.
 
In the Championship Middlesbrough lost 2:0 to Leicester City. This was despite Shay Given saving a penalty in the 71st minute.
 
In the Northern League, Alex Francis, who was recently with West Auckland; signed for Durham City in time to make the bench for their Northern League match against Penrith. Durham won 3:2 & Francis came as a sub to make his debut in the second half.  
 
Goole Town lost 3:0 to Coalville Town in the Evo Stik Northern Premier 1st Division.  The game was marred by the sending off of captain Karl Colley He was then involved in an incident with fan who had been making comments about him as he left the field. The club dismissed Colley after the game.     
 
Finally, over in Greece, Medhi Abeid scored the Panathinaikos goal in their 1:0 league win over Platanias. He got his goal in the 40th minute
 
Bradley Orr completed a loan move from Blackburn Rovers to Toronto FC.
 
JAN.28th
 
Newcastle travelled to Carrow Road to play NORWICH CITY in the Premier League. Despite Remy hitting the post in the first half & the bar in the second half; the game ended in a 0:0 draw. Norwich had an effort in the second half which also hit the bar, with game being marred in the 81st minute when a spat between Loic Remy & Bradley Johnson; saw them both red carded. BASSONG featured for Hughton’s Norwich. Attendance: 26 752, Referee: Chris Foy (Lancashire). Soon after the match Norwich & Newcastle both appealed against the red cards. Johnson’s was rescinded, but Remy’s was not & he suffered a three match ban. 
NUFC: TIM KRUL, MATHIEU DEBUCHY, STEVEN TAYLOR, MIKE WILLIAMSON, DAVIDE SANTON, CHEICK TIOTE, MOUSSA SISSOKO, VURNON ANITA, HATEM BEN ARFA (SUB- 75 SHOLA AMEOBI), LOIC REMY (Sent Off 81 mins), SAMMY AMEOBI (SUB- 87 MASSADIO HAIDARA)
NORWICH: JOHN RUDDY, RUSSELL MARTIN, RYAN BENNETT, SEBASTIAN BASSONG (capt), MARTIN OLSSON, ROBERT SNODGRASS, LEORY FER, BRADLEY JOHNSON (Sent Off 82 mins), ANTHONY PILKINGTON (SUB- 71 NATHAN REDMOND), RICKY VAN WOLFSWIRTEL (SUB- 71 JOKAN ELMANDER), GARY HOOPER (SUB- 84 ALEXANDER TETLEY).    
 
In the Championship, Birmingham City lost 2:1 to Leicester City. The ‘Brummies’ goal was scored by Peter Lokenkrands in the 90th minute.
 
JAN.29th
 
Yohan Cabaye was transferred to Paris St. Germain for an undisclosed fee reported to be approx; £19 & £20 Million, with ‘add-ons’ for appearances.  
 
In response, Newcastle signed Dutch International Luuk De Jong on loan until the end of season from Borussia Monchengladback. De Jong has been given the squad  No: 18 & could feature on Saturday.
 
JAN.31st
 
Under 21’s player Curtis Good went out on loan to Dundee United.
 
Aaron Hughes was given a free transfer, leaving Fulham to join QPR.

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BULLETIN= 33 FEBRUARY 2014 REVIEW
 
Newcastle’s Under 21’s League Cup fixture at home to Manchester City was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at Whitley Park. 
  month of February was a poor one with a goal drought beginning with a 3:0 home defeat to Sunderland in the league. Making it the first time since 1923 that Newcastle lost to Sunderland in 3 competitive fixtures in a row. Director of Football Joe Kinnear resigned soon after, following a tirade of complaints about the lack of signings at the club. Soon after Under 21’s Manager Willie Donachie resigned after an alleged dressing room incident. Sadly this month saw another ex Newcastle player pass away. There are two new additions to the websites main database this month. Firstly there is a return to the clubs formative years; with an extensive review of East End’s 1886-87 Season, there first at the Heaton Junction Ground; along with newly reseached additions to the East End Cricket Clubs 1887 database. There has also been another two ex players who are now coaching have been identified: Duncan Ferguson & Terry Wilson. There details are now also added to the Toon Tracker profiles. The academy also gave a debut to a new young player called Jack Hunter. He now joins the listings. Finally, below there two obituaries as two players once associated with the club have died. Nigel Walker died early in the month after a long battle against cancer aged only 54. Then on February 14th, the legendary Sir Tom Finney, who was a wartime guest with Newcastle, died aged 91. 
 
OBITUARY
 
NIGEL WALKER
 
DOB: APR.7th.1959, GATESHEAD, DIED: FEB.2nd.2014 (Aged 54), NEWCASTLE
CLUBS: Whickham, NUFC (APR.1977 To MAY 1982).
Plymouth Argyle (Loan- 1981 To 1982). San Diego Sockers (Free transfer- MAY 1982). Sunderland (TRIAL- DEC.1982). Crewe Alexandra (JAN To JUL.1983)
Sunderland (JUL.1983 To JUN.1984). Blackpool (LOAN- 1983 To 1984).
Chester (JUN.1984 To JUN.1985). Hartlepool United (Free Transfer- JUN.1985 To 1987- Total Apps: 87 (+5), 8 Goals). Blyth Spartans (1987 To 1992 Then MANAGER- JAN.1992). Dunston Fed (NOV.1992 To 1995). RTM Newcastle (AUG.1995 To 1996?).
NUFC: 1ST TEAM RECORD: LEAGUE APPS: 65 (+5), 3 GOALS.
FA CUP: 3 APPS. LEAGUE CUP: 1 APP… TOTAL: 69 (+5), 3 GOALS.
DEBUT: NOV.5th.1977 v Bristol Rovers, Div. II.   
Post Football Occupation: Maths Teacher (with 1st Class Honours Degree).  
 
SIR TOM (THOMAS) FINNEY, OBE, CBE
 
DOB: APR.5th.1922, PRESTON. DIED: FEB.14th.2014 (Aged 91), PRESTON?
CLUBS: Preston North End (1946-60; 433 League apps; 187 Goals),
NUFC (WWII GUEST- SEP.-NOV.1942), Southampton (WWI Guest DEC.1942). Distillery (1963). President: Preston North End, Kendal Town.
NUFC: 6 APPS, 3 GOALS (War Time Football League North).
DEBUT: SEP.5th.1942 v BRADFORD PARK AVENUE, Draw 0:0.
(Hat Trick NOV.14th.1942 v GATESHEAD, Won 7:4).
HONOURS: ENGLAND: FULL INTERNATIONAL CAPS: 76, 30 Goals
ENGLISH LEAGUE XI REPRESENTATIVE  APPS: 17.
FA CUP FINAL RUNNER UP 1954
ENGLISH LEAGUE DIVISION ONE RUNNER UP 1952-53, 1957-58
ENGLISH LEAGUE DIVISION II CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER 1950-51
FWA PLAYER OF THE YEAR 1954, 1957
TESTIMONIAL: SEP.26th.1960, PRESTON V ALL STARS XI
OBE- 1961, CBE- 1992, Knighthood- 1998. Appeared on ‘This is Your life’- 1988
Sculpture Unveiled in July 2004 in his honour at Deepdale, Preston FC, based on the famous 1956 photo the Splash.
In 1995 the rebuilt West Stand at Deepdale, was named the Tom Finney Stand
Military Service: Royal Armoured Corps 1942 (8th Army in Egypt & Italy)
9th Lancers Tank Driver. Initial Occupation: Plumber.
Tom’s 6 matches for Newcastle were while he was stationed at Catterick Garrison.
When he died tributes poured in from around the world & that weekends fixtures gave him either ‘one minutes silence or a minutes applause’; as a mark of respect.
 
FEB.1st
 
Newcastle’s ‘Derby Match’ at St. James Park saw a poor performance from Newcastle; with SUNDERLAND, defeating us 3:0. The result meant Sunderland now defeated Newcastle in 3 competitive games in a row (an event which had not happened since 1923). The goal scorers were, FABIO BORINI (Pen 19 mins), ADAM JOHNSON (23 mins), JACK COLBACK (80 mins). The nearest Newcastle came to scoring was header from Shola cleared off the line & a shot from Tiote which was saved. Things could have been even worse with Sunderland hitting the post & Krul making a one on one save in the second half. Their was a debut for new loan signing LUUK DE JONG as a half time sub & he did have a could of tame shots on goal. There was a significant number of fans protesting at the dismal display at the end of the game & one fan ran on to the pitch to throw his season ticket at Pardew in disgust. Attendance: 52 218, Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffs)
NUFC: TIM KRUL, MATHIEU DEBUCHY, MIKE WILLIAMSON, STEVEN TAYLOR, DAVIDE SANTON (SUB- 64 PAUL DUMMETT), VURNON ANITA (SUB- 74 SYLVAIN MARVEAUX), MOUSSA SISSOKO, CHEICK TIOTE (capt), HATEM BEN ARFA, SHOLA AMEOBI, SAMMY AMEOBI (SUB- 45 LUUK DE JONG).
SUNDERLAND: VITO MANNONE, PHIL BARDSLEY, JOHN O’SHEA (capt), WES BROWN, MARCOS ALONSO, LIAM BRIDCUTT, JACK COLDBACK, KI SUNG-YUENG, FABIO BORINI (SUB- 89 CRAIG GARDNER), JOZY ALTIDORE, ADAM JOHNSON (SUB- 77 SEBASTIAN LARSSON).       
 
Newcastle Under 18’s defeated STOKE CITY at home & won 2(1) : 0(0) in the Academy League. The goals came from JONATHYN QUINN (15 mins), TOM HEARDMAN (2nd Half). Joe Kerridge also had a goal ruled out for offside in the 31st minute.
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, JORDAN STOREY (SUB- JAMES COBAIN), BEN DRENNAN, OLIVIER KEMEN (SUB- CALLUM WILLIAMS), MACAULEY BOOTH, LIAM GIBSON, DANIEL BARLASER, LIAM SMITH, TOM HEARDMAN (SUB- ADAM LAIDLER), JONATHYN QUINN, JOE KERRIDGE.
STOKE: Included: DANIEL GYOLLAI (Goalkeeper),
 
In the Premier League, West Ham defeated Swansea 2:0. Kevin Nolan scored both their goals, in the 26th & 45th minute. Andy Carroll assisted one of his goals & then harshly got sent off in the 59th minute.
 
Cardiff City got a valuable three points in their battle to escape relegation; defeating Norwich City 2:1. Craig Bellamy scored Cardiff’s first goal in the 49th minute.
 
Curtis Good made his debut for Dundee United at right half, in their 1:1 draw at Partick Thistle.
 
Gateshead defeated promotion rivals Kidderminster Harriers 3:1. James Marwood scored in the 63rd minute & Marcus Maddison scored in the 70th minute. 
 
Grimbsy Town progressed through their FA Trophy 4th round tie. They defeated Tamworth 4:1 & Paddy McLaughlin scored one of the goals in the 69th minute.
 
In the Northern League Celtic Nation defeated title challengers Shildon 4:3 in a thrilling match. Colin McMenamin hit a hat trick; scoring a penalty 5th minute, a penalty in the 89th minute & a shot in the 40th minute. Matty Grieve also featured. 
 
Consrtt & Newcastle Benfield played out a 1:1 draw. Benfield’s goal came when the ball rebounded off Chris Carr & looped into the net. 
 
FEB.2nd
 
Nigel Walker died in Newcastle aged 54.
 
Newcastle announced that Joe Kinnear had resigned with immediate effect as Director of Football with the club.
 
FEB.3rd
 
Newcastle’s Under 21’s travelled to the Stadium of Light to play SUNDERLAND, for their own league ‘Derby’ Match. They lost 2:0 in a score line which was harsh for the endeavour. After a goalless first half, the deadlock was broken, when Remie Streete fouled Oliver on the edge of the box & despite the players protests he judged it was in the box & awarded a penalty. The scorers were; JORDAN LAIDLER (67 mins Pen), MARTIN SMITH (90+ 2 mins).
Attendance: 1168, Referee Andrew Miller (Durham).
NUFC: JAK ALNWICK, JAMIE STERRY (SUB- 58 OLIVIER KEMEN), HAIDARA, LUBO STAKA, REMIE STREETE, PAUL DUMMETT, JONATHYN QUINN (SUB- 58 CALLUM ROBERTS), GREG OLLEY, ADAM ARMSTRONG, MICHAEL RICHARDSON, ALEX GILLIEAD.
SUNDERLAND: JORDAN PICKFORD, ANDREW CARTWRIGHT (SUB 70- MARTIN SMITH), DAVID FERGUSON, CONNOR OLIVER (SUB 72- TOM BEADLING), SCOTT HARRISON, THOMAS McNAMEE, ADAM MITCHELL, LOUIS LAING, JORDAN LAIDLER, GEORGE HONEYMAN, ROSS HOLLAND (SUB 77- LYNDEN GOOCH).
 
FEB.4th
 
Yohan Cabaye featured as a 71st minute sub; making his debut for Paris St. Germain. His appearance wearing the No.4 short was in their 2:1 victory over Nantes in the Semi Final of the French Coupe De La Ligue.
 
In the Quarter Final tie of the Durham Challenge Cup between Gateshead & Spennymoor town, it was Spennymoor who through into the Semi’s. They defeated a youthful Gateshead 2:1. Those who featured were Alex Baird & Kanda for Gateshead & Dan Taylor for Spennymoor, before being subbed in the 69th minute. ..
 
In the Brooks Mileson Memorial Cup 3rd Round, Ashington defeated Celtic Nation. Darren Lough scored the opener in the 3rd minute of their 2:0 win.   
 
Shay Given opened Gray’s Eastbourne Sports Complex in Darlington.
 
FEB.5th
 
Turkey Under 17’s played their opening match if the La Manga Tournament. They drew 1:1 with Sweden. Daniel Barlaser came on as a sub in the 75th minute.
 
Newcastle’s Foundation launched the ‘Toon Times’ exhibition with an invite only exclusive preview, prior to the official opening on February 8th. The event took place at the Discovery Museum in Newcastle & those present from the club were Shola Ameobi, Sammy Ameobi & Paul Dummett. Ex players at the event were Bobby Moncur, Brian Kilcline, Steve Harper & Olivier Bernard. Also spotted at the night were the Foundation’s ex reserve Neil Winskill & Academy Director Joe Joyce. The exhibition of Newcastle football memorabilia (mostly donated by fans) runs until October & entrance is free.
 
FEB.6th
 
Newcastle suspended Willie Donachie, the clubs Under 21’s coach; after reports of a dressing room incident with Remi Streete after the Sunderland defeat. By the end of the day the club announced he had resigned.
 
FEB.7th
 
Daniel Barlaser started for Turkey Under 17’s in their 2:0 group match win over Norway. He was substituted in the second half of the La Manga Tournament match. 
 
Richard Offiong took part in some ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ worshops for councillors in South Shields Town Hall. 
 
FEB.8th
 
Newcastle faced to tough day. Travelling to Stamford Bridge to play CHELSEA, in the Premier League. Lost 0(0) : 3(2). Goal Scorers: EDEN HAZARD (27, 34 + 63 (pen) mins. Demba Ba made an appearance as a 71st minute sub.
Attendance: 41387. Referee: Howard Webb (Yorkshire).
NUFC: TIM KRUL, MATHIEU DEBUCHY (SUB- 40 MAPOU YANGA-MBIWA), MIKE WILLIAMSON, STEVEN TAYLOR, PAUL DUMMETT, VURNON ANITA (SUB- 84 SYLVAIN MARVEAUX), DAVIDE SANTON, HATEM BEN ARFA (SUB- 64 DAN GOSLING), MOUSSA SISSOKO (capt), SAMMY AMEOBI, LUUK DE JONG.
CHELSEA: PETR CECH, BRANISLAV IVANOVIC, GARY CAHILL, DAVID LUIZ, CESAR AZPILLICUETA, NEMANJA MATIC, FRANK LAMPARD (capt), WILLIAN (SUB- 78 MOHAMED SALAH), OSCAR, EDEN HAZARD (SUB- 84 ANDRE SCHURRIE), SAMUEL ETO’O (SUB- 71 DEMBA BA)
 
Newcastle’s Under 18’s won their 7th match in a row, defeating BOLTON WANDERERS 2(1) : 1(0) at home at Little Benton in the Academy League.
Goal Scorers: CALLUM ROBERTS (34), JOE KERRIDGE (52), NUFC. AARON KNIGHT (60) BOLTON. There were 2 Young Debutants at Under 18 level: LOUIS JOHNSON & JACK HUNTER.     
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, MICHAEL NEWBERRY (SUB- 70 LOUIS JOHNSON), MACAULAY BOOTH, JAMES ATKINSON, KYLE CAMERON, BEN DRENNAN, LIAM SMITH, JOE KERRIDGE, ALEX GILLIEAD, CALLUM ROBERTS, ANDY HALL (SUB- 70 JACK HUNTER).  
BOLTON: HARRY CAMPBELL, SAM BAILEY, TYLER GARRATT, ALEX HONEYBALL, GREENAUGH, CARL KENNEDY, JAMIE HINCHCLIFFE (SUB- 65 SAUL HAMER), TOM WALKER, AARON KNIGHT, JAMIE THOMAS, ELLIOT NEWBY.
 
In the Premier League, Swansea City won to Welsh ‘derby’; defeating Cardiff City 3:0. Wayne Routledge scored their opening goal in the 47th minute.
 
Two second half goals in quick succession from Kevin Nolan, saw West Ham sink Aston Villa 2:0. He scored in the 46th & 48th minute.
 
League One Swindon Town defeated Port Vale 3:2. Nile Ranger continued is good goal scoring form; netting in the 51st minute.
 
Tommy Wright’s St. Johstone progressed in the Scottish FA Cup. They defeated Forfar 4:0 in their 5th Ronund tie.
 
Despite the recent wet weather, a number of Northern League matches still took place. Paul Brayson scored a brace, one in each half; in Newcastle Benfield’s 3:2 win over Whitley Bay.
 
Team Northumbria drew 2:2 with Crook Town, with Louis Storey scoring in the 51st minute.
 
In the Northern League II Division, Seaham Red Star defeated Alnwick Town convincingly 5:0. Lee Kerr was amongst the goal scorers.
 
FEB.9th
 
Turkey Under 17’s defeated Slovakia 4:1 to win the La Manga Youth Tournament. Daniel Barlaser once again to play. He came on as a half time sub.
 
Scottish Cup 5th Round action between St. Mirren & Dundee United saw the later win through 2:1. Tommy Craig’s ‘Saints’ featured Conor Newton, before being replaced in the 85th. minute by Adam Campbell. Curtis Good played the full game in Dundee’s back four.
 
Both Bob Moncur & Glen McCrory had a walk on part in the charity fund raising comedy night ‘Sunday for Sammy’ at the City Hall, Newcastle.
 
FEB.10th
 
Newcastle Under 21’s Lost 0(0) : 2(1) to LEICESTER CITY, in the league at home at Whitley Park. Goal Scorers: ADAM DAWSON (44), MICHAEL CAIN (83).
Under 21’s debutants on the night were LIAM GIBSON & CALLUM WILLIAMS
Attendance: 269. Referee: Graeme Fyvie (Sunderland). Newcastle’s Football Development Manager Peter Beardsley acted as ‘caretaker manager’ for the game.
NUFC: JAK ALNWICK, JAMIE STERRY, LIAM GIBSON, (SUB- 60 MACAULEY BOOTH), STEVEN LOGAN (SUB- 55 ALEX GILLIEAD), CALLUM WILLIAMS, LUBO STAKA, MICHAEL RICHARDSON (capt), OLIVIER KEMEN, JONATHYN QUINN, GREG OLLEY.
LEICESTER: ADAM SMITH, JAMES PEARSON (capt), CALLUM ELDER, JAK McCOURT, KIERON KENNEDY, GEOFF TAFT, ADAM DAWSON (SUB- 76 ROB PARATORE), MICHAEL CAIN (SUB- 87 BEN FRAMPEH), JACOB BLYTH, HARRY PANAYIOTOU, JOE DODOO (SUB- 70 MAREEL BARRINGTON).  
 
FEB.11th
 
Scotland Under 17’s defeated Serbia 2:0 in a friendly. Kyle Cameron featured in the full 90 minutes of the game.
 
FEB.12th
 
Newcastle’s poor run of form continued at home to TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR in the Premier League. They lost 0(0) : 2(4), making it 4 consecutive home defeats in the Premier League for the first ever time. Many of the 48 264 spectators ha left before the final whistle & once more ‘boos’ rang out around the ground. Goal Scorers: EMMAUEL ADEBAYOR (19 + 82 mins), PAULINHO (53 mins), NACER CHADLI (88 mins). Referee: Neil Swarbrick (Preston, Lancs).
NUFC: TIM KRUL, MATHIEU DEBUCHY, MIKE WILLIAMSON, STEVEN TAYLOR, DAVIDE SANTON (SUB- 45 PAUL DUMMETT), YON GOUFFRAN, MOUSSA SISSOKO (capt), VURNON ANITA, SAMMY AMEOBI (SUB- 71 SYLVAIN MARVEAUX), LUUK DE JONG (SUB- 63 HATEM BEN ARFA), PAPISS CISSE.
TOTTENHAM: HUGO LLORIS, KYLE WALKER, YOUNES KABOUL, JAN VERTONGHEN (capt), KYLE NAUGHTON, NABIL BENTALEB, PAULINHO, ETIENNE CAPOUE, AARON LENNON (SUB- 75 NACER CHADIL), EMMANUEL ADBAYOR (SUB- 84 ROBERTO SOLDADO), MOUSA DEMBELE (SUB- 64 ANDROS TOWNSEND).       
 
FEB.14th
 
England & Preston legend Sir Tom Finney died aged 91. Above is a brief obituary, however, no summary can do justice the great mans life & career.
 
Leon Best went on a short term loan from Blackburn to Sheffield Wednesday.
 
FEB.15th
 
In the Scottish Premier league, Curtis Good scored his first goal for Dundee United in their 3:2 win over Kilmarnock. He scored in the 65th minute.
 
Championship side Doncaster Rovers drew 3:3 with Barnsley, thanks to 2 goals from James Coppinger; who scored in the 45th. & 55th. minute.
 
In the semi final 1ST leg of the FA. Trophy, Cambridge United defeated Grimsby Town 2:1. Richard Money’s side included Ryan Donaldson in their line up; with Grimsby’s side featuring Paddy McLaughlin.
 
Ryan McGuffie had his request to be released by his club Queen of the South accepted. He has decided to accept a contract in Australia. McGuffie’s  final game for his club thus became his last appearance for them back on January 11th in a 1:1 draw with Alloa Athletic. This was as an 83rd minute sub. having struggled to get a regular start.  
 
FEB.16th
 
Newcastle Under 18’s travelled to the Ipro Stadium to face DERBY COUNTY in the 5th Round of the FA Youth Cup & won 1(0) : 0(0). The scorer of the winning goal was Adam Armstrong, who netted in the 60th minute. In the 5th minute an accidental clash of heads with Kemen, lead to Derby’s Bennett being taken off on a stretcher. Attendance: 1 275. Referee: Jason Whiteley (West Yorkshire). 
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, JAMIE STERRY, BEN DRENNAN, GREG OLLEY, RYAN McKINNON, LUBO STAKA, ALEX GILLIEAD, OLIVIER KEMEN, JONATHYN QUINN, ADAM ARMSTRONG, ROLANDO AARONS.
DERBY: ERIK BEHRENS, JOSHUA NASH, SAMUEL DRYDEN, CALLUM GUY, JAMIE HANSON, FERREND RAWSON, KURTIS REVAN, MAX LOWE, KWAME THOMAS, MATTEO CAPITANI (SUB- 77 OFFRANDE ZANZALA), MASON BENNETT (SUB- 9 CHARLES VERNAM)  
 
Celtic defeated Tommy Wright’s St. Johnstone 3:0 in the Scottish Premier League. The results (excluding cup matches), a run of 12 matches with conceding a goal for Celtic; which also meant a record breaking 12 Clean Sheets for Fraser Forster.  The run begun back on December 6th with a 5:0 win over Motherwell. The previous club record had stood since 1922. (The Scottish League record of 1115 minutes of not conceding a goal, held by Bobby Clark now beckons).
 
After a run of poor results, both Terry McDermott & Derek Fazackerley, left their coaching posts at Birmingham City by. Soon after Lee Clark promoted Steve Watson to assistant manager.
 
FEB.17th
 
Birmingham City Under 21’s defeated Barnsley 4:0. Shane Ferguson scored their 4th goal in the 2nd half & also assisted one of their other goals.
 
FEB.18th
 
England Under 18’s defeated Belgium 4:0 in a behind closed doors friendly. Alex Gilliead came on as a late sub. in the game in the 85th minute.
 
Paris St. Germain were in action in the UEFA Champions League knock out stage, 1st Leg match against Sami Hyypia’s Bayer Leverkusen. They won 4:0 & Yohan Cabaye scored in the 88th minute; after coming on as a sub in the 67th minute.
 
Sheffield Wednesday lost 1:0 to Derby County in the league. Leon Best made his debut in the game, before being subbed in the 70th minute.
 
FEB.19th
 
Everton announced that Under 18’s coach Duncan Ferguson had been appointed as a 1st team coach. He begins his new post on Monday February 24th.
 
FEB.20th
 
Gateshead Under 19’s continued their dominance in the Football Conference Youth Alliance League, defeating Farsley 9:0. Meechak Kanda scored his sides fourth in the 47th minute.
 
FEB.21st.
 
Newcastle’s Under 21’s played MANCHESTER CITY, in the Under 21’s League Cup Quarter Final. They lost the game 2(1) : 3(0), in a match played at home behind closed doors at Darsley Park. Goal Scorers: MICHAEL RICHARDSON (17 + 46 mins), NUFC. SINON BYTYGI (50), JORDY HIWULA (53), MACOS LOPES (65), MAN. CITY. Referee: Glen Hart (Darlington).
NUFC: JAK ALNWICK, JAMIE STERRY, RYAN McKINNON, CALLUM WILLIAMS, LUBO SATKA, OLIVIER KEMEN (SUB- 58 ALEX GILLIEAD), MICHAEL RICHARDSON (capt), GREG OLLEY (SUB- 77 LIAM SMITH), JONATHYN QUINN, ADAM ARMSTRONG, ROLANDO AARONS.
MAN. CITY: IAN LAWLOR, ADAM DRURY, GREG LEIGH, SHAY FACEY, JASON DENAYER, GEORGE GLENDON, SIHAN BYTYGI, SEKO FOFANA, JORDY HIWULA (SUB- 80 THIERRY AMBROSE), MACOS LOPES (capt), DEVANTE COLE.
 
FEB.22nd
 
Newcastle’s Under 18’s played Kevin Sheedy's EVERTON, at home in the Academy League.
They lost 5:2. Goal Scorers: LIAM SMITH (23), ALEX GILLIEAD (29), NUFC. TOM DAVIES (40), ARLEN BIRCH (68 + 72), CALLUM CONNOLLY (76), DELIAL BREWSTER (90), EVERTON.  Joe Kerridge also hit the bar for Newcastle in the first half.
NUFC: BRENDAN PEARSON, BEN DRENNAN, KYLE CAMERON, DANIEL BARLASER, MACAULEY BOOTH, JAMES ATKINSON, ALEX GILLIEAD (capt), LIAM SMITH, TOM HEARDMAN (SUB- 80 ADAM LAIDLER), JOE KERRIDGE (SUB- 80 ANDY HALL), CALLUM ROBERTS.
EVERTON: RUSSELL GRIFFITHS, GETHIN JONES (capt), CALLUM CONNOLLY, JAMES GRAHAM, CURTIS LANGTON, OLIVER SHANNON, CALUM DYSON (SUB- 85 JAKE ADELSON), TOM DAVIES, DELIAL BREWSTER, TYRONE DUFFUS, KIERAN DOWELL (SUB-60 ARLEN BIRCH).   
 
Celtic defeated Hearts 2:0; making 13 league clean sheets in a row for Fraser Foster. More significantly it made Forster the new Scottish League record holder for the longest ever length of time without conceding a goal. He bi-passed the previous record holder 31 minutes into the game, It had been held by Bobby Clark at 1115 minutes.   
 
West Ham defeated Southampton 3:1 in the Premier League. Kevin Nolan scored their third in the 71st minute.
 
In League One, Crewe Alexandra defeated Port Vale 3:1. Brad Inman scored in the 73rd minute.
             
Gateshead took on Alfreton Town in the Blue Square Premier. Gateshead were down to 10 men in the 37th. minute. Despite this they battled to a 1:1 draw, Marcus Maddison getting the goal in the 51st minute. The game marked Craig Baxter’s 300th appearance. Ever present Adam Bartlett was between the sticks & James Marwood also played.
 
In the FA Vase 5th Round ties, Newcastle Benfield defeated Spennymoor Town 2:1. Both goals came from the boot of Paul Brayson. He netted in the 23rd & 50th minutes.
The winners, who are Steve Bowey, assisted by Gareth McAlindon, also had Chris Carr & Michael Riley as a 60th minute sub; involved in the game. Spennymoor featured Dan Taylor as a late sub. in the 81st minute.
 
West Auckland, who management & coaching team include Danny Olsen & Stuart Alderson, also progressed. They defeated Hallen 2:0 in their FA. Vase tie.
 
Dunston UTS hammered Brightlingsea Regent 5:0 in their FA Vase 5th Round match. Their line up included Dale Burrell. 
 
Finally, a gallant cup run from Morpeth Town ended, as they bowed out in their FA Vase 5th Round tie. They lost 6:2 at Eastbourne United. Stephen Forster claimed their only goal in the 48th minute.
 
Northern League sides in action. Included Celtic Nation, who defeated Consett 2:1, continuing their request for the title. Matty Grieve headed in their first after 15 minutes & Colin McMenamin netted the winner with a penalty in the 59th minute. 
 
Whitley Bay defeated Bishop Auckland 2:1. Despite a player of the match performance from Tomi Ameobi, he managed to score an own goal in the 89th minute. Also featuring in goal for Whitley, making his debut was Mark Cook, with Scott Pocklington in goal for the Bishop’s.
 
Finally, in Northern League Division II, Seaham Red Star defeated top of the league, North Shield 3:0. Lee Kerr got one of their goals.
 
FEB.23rd.
 
Newcastle played ASTON VILLA at home in the Premier League. They finally ended their poor run with their first goal of the month & victory with a 1:0 win. It was a case of ‘the late late’ show with LOIC REMY, scoring the winner after some quick foot work in the box, followed by a fine shot in the 92nd minute. A few minutes prior he had hit post having been set up by De Jong. Considering recent events, the attendance of 50 417 was a good one. Match referee was Martin Atkinson (Bradford)
NUFC: TIM KRUL, MATHIEU DEBUCHY, MIKE WILLIAMSON, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, MOUSSA SISSOKO. CHEICK TIOTE (SUB- 89 DAN GOSLING), VURNON ANITA, YOAN GOUFFRAN, PAPISS CISSE (SUB- 72 LUUK DE JONG), LOIC REMY.
ASTON VILLA: BRAD GUZAN, LEANDRO BACUNA, RON VLAAR, NATHAN BAKER, RYAN BERTRAND (SUB- 76 JOE BENNETT), ASHLEY WESTWOOD (SUB- 60 YACOUBA SYLLA), FABIAN DELPH, KARIM EL AHMADI, GABRIEL AGBONLAHOR, CHRISTIAN BENTEKE, ANDREAS WEIIMANN.
 
FEB.24th
 
The 3rd. ‘Fans Forum’ Meeting in the Sir Bobby Robson Suite.
Those Present: Lee Charnley (Club Secretary), Kate Bradley (Head of NUFC Foundation), John Irving (NUFC Financial Director), Lee Marshall (Meeting Chair- Supporters Liaison Manager), Steve Storey (Head of Safety & Security), Wendy Taylor (Head of Media), Stephen Tickle (Box Officer Manager). Wonga Sponsors Representatives; Damian Peachey & Nick Stone.
Supporters Representatives in attendance were: Gareth Beard, Steve Cole, Thomas Concannon, Chris Forster, Gordon Gilchrist, Steve Hastie, Mark Jankowski, Susan Joyce, Sharon Lee, Michael McCarthy, Andrew McClay & Vishal Vedhara (Equalities Representative).
(Apologies from Bob Moncur, Club Ambassador & 3 fans reps)   
Questions focused around the clubs improved finances which were released for the period up to Jun.2013. A brief outline shows an improved total turn over of 95.9 million (Up from 93.3); with commercial revenue up 24.2% to 17.1 million. This increased turn over was despite the poor 16th place finish in the Premier League. The transfer buys of Debuchy, Gouffran, Sissoko, Yanga-Mbiwa, Bigirimana, Good & Mbabu cost an outlay of 28.7 million. The club recouped 11.1 million with the sales of Best, Ba & Forster (1.6 million after amortisation). The clubs operational loss was down by 5.1 million to 616 000 & an overall profit up 1.4 million from 2011-12 to 9.9 million. The interest free debt to the owner of 129 million, remained ‘static’. The board explained the club was well within the rules of the mandatory Financial Fair Play Rules which all clubs have to abide by. Overall in ‘lay persons’ terms the figures show the club is in a fairly health state & transfer activity to improve the squad is expected. The fans posed the question of the sale of Cabaye & why he was nor replaced & it was implied there should have been a plan for a replacement. Questions also quizzed the clubs ambition & it was felt that the both cup exits could have been different on the day. The fans explained how a cup run can promote a clubs profile a great deal. The board stated the club was not aiming for a mediocre league position & aimed to finish in the Premier League as high as it possibly could. The position of the Under 21’s Manager was clarified, confirming the appointment of Peter Beardsley, assisted by Dave Watson (Academy Coach). As for the replacement of Joe Kinnear as Director of Football, the situation would be reviewed in the summer.
 
FEB.25th
 
Celtic lost 2:1 at Aberdeen, bringing an end to the ‘clean sheets’ goalkeeping record of Fraser Forster. Celtic finally conceded a league goal in the 41st minute, which I believe now makes his newly set record of not conceding a goal; to a grand total of 1256 minutes. Celtic’s previous league goal against them had been back on November 23rd.   
 
Spennymoor United reached the final of the Durham County Challenge Cup, defeating West Auckland 2:1. Dan Taylor played for Spennmoor & his perfect cross assisted the first goal. He was replaced in the second half. Dennis Knight featured for West Auckland. 
 
Celtic Nation continued their push to win the Northern League. They defeated Ashington 2:0, with Colin McMenemin scoring one of the goals.        
 
FEB.26th
 
England Under 17’ defeated Holland 2:0. The result gave a clean sheet to young goalkeeper Freddie Woodman.
 
In the Northern League Newcastle Benfield let a two goal lead slip, to draw 2:2 with Penrith. Paul Brayson scored their first & Michael Riley the second. Chris Carr also featured.
 
Bedlington Terriers defeated Morpeth Town 1:0, although the losers did have a goal ruled out for being marginally offside by Stephen Forster.
 
Birmingham City, Lee Clark Held a Forum at Solihall Sports & Social Club. He gave the punters an insight into recent events at the club.   
 
FEB.27th
 
It is not the normal custom of this website to mention the funeral of an ex player, as they private affairs for friends & family. However, this month saw the passing away of the iconic legend that was Sir Tom Finney. He is held in such high esteem at in Preston, that his funeral service at 1pm, held in Preston Minster; is to be shown on big screen for fans at Deepdale. His courtege which sets from Deepdale, included military veterans marking his army service during Word War II. Among the mourner’s were ex player’s Sir Bobby Charlton, Tommy Docherty, Jimmy Armfield & many other’s from the world of football. Books of Condolence were set both in Preston Town Hall & the Harris Museum.  
 
A Fairs Cup Club Fund Raising Talk In was held at Barking Dog, Wallsend; with Frank Clark, Jim Scott & John McNamee of ex Newcastle fame. They were joined by three legends from Glasgow Rangers side from the Semi Final ties; Willie Henderson, Willie Johnston & Colin Stein. The talk raised funds for a cancer charity.

FEB.28th.

Newcastle announced that Cheick Tiote was January 2014’s Wonga Player of the Month. 
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BULLETIN 34 - MARCH 2014 REVIEW 
 
Newcastle kicked off the month with a much improved result; defeating Hull 4:1, with the club trying to remain in the top half of the table despite few goals in the games that followed & some poor displays. The Under 18’s dreams of reaching the final of the FA Youth Cup were dashed, when they lost to Chelsea in the Quarter Finals; however, the Under 21’s defeated Whitley Bay to reach the final of the Northumberland Senior Cup. This months addition to the websites main database, takes us again to the Victorian era; giving a comprehensive review of West Ends Football & Cricket Clubs first season using St. James Park as their new home in the 1886-87 season. There was a new name playing for the club this month; with goalkeeper Paul Woolston making his debut at both Under 18’s & then Under 21’s level. He now gets added to the Toon Tracker database.  
 
In a few months, the June addition to the main data base will hopefully be a bit more special, as it will mark 3 years since the website began. Possibilities for inclusion into the site’s database; include The Cheviot club, who were East End’s last amalgamation or White Rose who were West End’s last amalgamation. Alternatively, being open to suggestions by email, we could review a season from the clubs colourful past; or do another comprehensive player profile. There will also be the bonus of both a club & ground end of season reviews soon. Under consideration, is also the idea of trying to make the bullet a weekly update throughout each month. It is unfortunate that the website’s current capacity prevents us from commencing working back over in time to the 2009-10 season; through all those 500+ players. 
 
Finally, on a sad note another ex player has died; Alec Gaskill, aged 81. He was a forward who struggled to break into the clubs domineering side in the 1950’s, but who had success elsewhere.
 
OBITUARY
 
ALEXANDER (ALEC) GASKILL
DOB: JUL.30th.1932, Leigh, Greater Manchester. DIED: MAR.7th.2014 (Aged 81)
Position: Forward. Height: 5ft. 10ins.        
NUFC: 1st Team League App: 1, 0 Goals; DEC.26th.1953 v Boro, Lost 2:3.
CAREER: MAN.UTD (Amateur- 1950 To NOV.1952), SOUTHPORT(NOV.1952 To OCT.1953), NUFC (TRANSFER FEE: £5000, OCT.17th.1953 To JUN.1st.1954), MANSFIELD TOWN (TRANSFER FEE: £3500, JUN.1st.1954 To JUN.30th.1956), GRANTHAM TOWN (JUL.24th.1956 To MAY 4th.1957), TRANMERE ROVERS (JUN.1957 To 1958), RHYL, WIGAN ROVERS, MOSSLEY,  WINSFIELD UNITED (DEC.1961-1962- Retired).   
 
MAR.1st
 
Newcastle pulled off an impressive 4(2) : 1(0) victory awa at HULL CITY (KC Stadium), in the Premier League. Goal Scorers: M.SISSOKO (10 + 55 mins), L.REMY (42), NUFC, DAVIES (46 mins), HULL, V.ANITA (90 + 3 mins), NUFC. Attendance 24 903, Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire).
A deserved victory, with Hull seeming to drop their heads in the second half. During the second half in the 72nd minute, manager Alan Pardew was sent off for a fracas with Hull’s David Meyler, who got a yellow card. The media took a dim view of what appeared to be an attempt to head butt the player in retaliation for a push; prompting the club & Alan to release an apology statement as the incident stole the headlines & not the result. Pardew subsequently suffered a heavy fine from the club. The opening goal came Sissoko fired home a cross from Debuchy. The second came just before half time, after a defensive mix up led to Remy nipping in a scoring. Two up at half time, flattered Newcastle slightly as Hull had there chances & had as shot which rattled the cross bar. Davies headed home for Hull in the opening minute of the second half, but it was Newcastle who continued to dominate & they made it three after 55 minutes, with Sissoko getting his second goal. Anita rounded things off in added on time.
NUFC: TIM KRUL, MATHIEU DEBUCHY, MIKE WILLIAMSON, MAPOU YANGA-MBIWA, PAUL DUMMETT, MOUSSA SISSOKO, CHEICK TIOTE (capt), VURNON ANITA, YOAN GOUFFRAN, LUUK DE JONG (SUB- 90 DAN GOSLING), LOIC REMY.
HULL: ALLAN McGREGOR, ALEX BRUCE, CURTIS DAVIES (SUB- 86 JAMES CHESTER), MAYNOR FIGUEROA (SUB- 62 ROBERT KOREN), AHMED ELOMHAMADY, DAVID MEYLER, TOM HUDDLESTONE, JAKE LIVERMORE (SUB- 62 SONE ALUKO), LIAM ROSENIOR, NIKICA JELAVIC, SHANE LONG.    
 
Newcastle Under 18’s Lost 1(0) : 4(2) at LIVERPOOL, in the Academy League. 
Goal Scorers: WILL MARSH (12 mins), DANIEL TRICKETT-SMITH (Approx: 43 mins), HARRY WILSON (2 Goals- 46 + Approx: 58 mins), LIVERPOOL, ALEX GILLIEAD (80 mins – Pen), NUFC. Ryan McKinnon was sent off in the second half. The Newcastle penalty came about when Cleary was penalised.
NUFC: BRENDAN PEARSON, MACAULEY BOOTH, RYAN McKINNON, JAMES ATKINSON, KYLE CAMERON, DANIEL BARLASER, LIAM SMITH, ALEX GILLIEAD, JOE KERRIDGE (SUB 2nd Half- MICHAEL NEWBERRY), TOM HEARDMAN, CALLUM ROBERTS. 
LIVERPOOL: ANDREW FIRTH, CONNOR RANDALL (SUB- 2nd Half- DHARIUS WALDRON), SAM HART, DANIEL CLEARY, DAVID ROBERTS, MATTHEW VIRTUE, HARRY WILSON, LIAM GRIFFIN, DANIEL TRICKETT-SMITH (SUB- 2nd Half- SERGI CANOS), WILL MARSH (SUB- 2nd Half- JACK WATTS), ALEX O’HANLON. 
 
In the Championship Jermaine Jenas equalised for QPR against Leeds in the 44th minute. The game ended in a 1:1 draw.
 
In League One, Rotherham United went nap against Notts. Co. defeating them 6:0. James Tavernier scored their opener after only 12 minutes. Haris Vuckic got 2 of the goals; netting in the 16th & 60th minutes.
 
Marlon Harewood got his first goal for Hartlepool; scoring in the 64th minute. They defeated Torquay 3:0.
 
Scottish Premier side St. Mirren defeated Kilmarnock 2:0. Conor Newton scored their opening goal in the 79th minute.
 
Grantham Town defeated Whitby Town 3:1 in the Evo Stik Northern Premier League. Ex trialist Deon Meikle scored of their goals with a first half header. Adam Rundle came on as a sub for Whitby in the second half. 
 
Spennymoor Town defeated Newcastle Benfield 1:0, as the two teams who played each other last week in the FA Vase; met again the Northern League. Spennymoor came out on top this time, winning 1:0 with Dan Taylor in the side before being subbed in the 2nd half. Benfield’s line up included; Chris Carr, Phil Airey & Paul Brayson (who was later subbed) & Michael Riley. 
 
Lee Kerr. Got two goals for Seaham Red Star. He fired home a goal in each half of their 3:2 win over Whickham; in their Northern League Division II match.
 
North Shields defeated Norton & Stockton 3:2, with Keiran Wrightson getting one of their goals. The result them top of Division II of the Northern League.
 
Finally, at Northern Alliance level; Blyth Town hammered Hebburn Reyrole 8:0. Jonathan Mann claimed one of his sides later goals. 
 
There was a Stand Up Comedy Event in one of the suites at St. James Park.
Gary Delaney, who was supported by George Zach. The compere was Si Burgess.
 
MAR.2nd
 
England Under 17’s bowed out of the Algarve Tournament, losing to Germany; late in the game 1:0. Freddie Woodman played in goal.
 
Panathinaikos defeated Olympiakos 3:0 & Medhi Abeid scored one of the goals from a free kick.
 
MAR.3rd
 
Newcastle Under 21’s travelled to Ewood Park to play BLACKBURN ROVERS. Now managed by Peter Beardsley, they lost 2:1. The sides went in level at half time 1:1. Goal Scorers: PAULO JORGE (13 mins), Blackburn. ROLANDO AARONS (30 mins), NUFC. JORDAN PRESTON (55 mins) Blackburn. RYAN McKINNON made his competitive Under 21’s debut as a sub. He replaced Liam Gibson who was stretchered off hurt in the 2nd half, leading to 9 minutes of injury time at the end of the game. Attendance: 203, Referee: Phillip McDermott (Lancs)
NUFC: JONATHAN MITCHELL, JAMIE STERRY, LIAM GIBSON (SUB- 70 RYAN McKINNON), GAEL BIGIRMANA (capt) (SUB- 61 ALEX GILLIEAD), CONNOR WILLIAMS, LUBO SATKA, MICHAEL RICHARDSON, GREG OLLEY, JONATHYN QUINN (SUB- 90+ 2 CALLUM ROBERTS), ADAM ARMSTRONG, ROLANDO AARONS.
BLACKBURN: SIMON EASTWOOD, HUGO FERDANDEZ MOLINA, WILL BEESLEY, HYUGA TANNER (SUB 83 JACK DOYLE), RYAN EDWARDS, DARRAGH LENIHAN (capt), PAULO JORGE, BRADLEY BAURESS, JORDAN PRESTON, DEVARN GREEN (SUB- 87 LUKE WALL), PETER SMITH.   
 
MAR.4th
 
Youth team player Michael Newberry played centre half for Northern Ireland Under 19’s in a 3:0 friendly defeat to Switzerland.
 
Evening Northern League action, saw bottom side Billingham Town defeat Morpeth Town 1:0. Their goal scorer was Nathan Evans.
 
Ashington left it late, defeating Hebburn Town 2:1; thanks to an 88th minute 30 yard goal from Marc Walton.
 
In Northern League Division II, Seaham Red Star edged to a 3:2 victory over Tow Law. Lee Kerr got another goal for Seaham.
 
Finally, in Division II of the Northern League. recently signed Craig Robson got a goal for Whickham in their 3:3 draw with Jarrow Roofing.
 
MAR.5th
 
International friendly matches took place, with Newcastle interest in France’s 2:0 win over Van Gaal & Patrick Kluivert’s Holland. Mathieu Debuchy featured at right back & Yohan Cabaye was at inside right. Loic Remy was a 68th minute sub & Moussa Sissoko was a sub in the 81st minute. 
 
France’s Under 18’s defeated Germany 3:1 in a friendly. Olivier Kemen played at centre half for France.
 
England defeated Denmark 1:0. James Milner was a sub in the 87th minute.
 
The Senegal drew 1:1 against Mali & Papiss Cisse played.
 
Australia lost 4:3 to Ecuador. Curtis Good played in his first senior level match for his court at centre half, before being replaced in the 68th minute. The injury proved worse than was first thought & a few days later following a more detailed examination, Curtis returned to Tyneside for surgery?
 
Cheick Tiote featured in the whole of the Ivory Coasts 2:2 draw with Belgium.
 
Michael O’Neil’s Northern Ireland played out a 0:0 draw with Cyprus. Shane Ferguson was 73rd minute sub.
 
Tomas Kadar was a 56th  minute sub for Hungary in a 2:1 defeat to Finland.
 
Finally, Ketsbia’s Georgia beat Liechtenstein 2:0. 
 
MAR.6th
 
Northern Ireland Under 19’s played Switzerland in another friendly. They gained a 2:2 draw, in a much improved performance. Michael Newberry once again featured at centre half.
 
Micky Quinn did a ‘Talk In’ at Jarrow Civic Centre in aid of children’s heart charity’s.
 
Peter Beardsley did a ‘Talk In’ at St. Dominic’s Catholic Club, Shieldfield, in aid of Maggies Centre’ at the Freeman Hospital. 
 
MAR.7th
 
Ex player died; Alec Gaskill, aged 81.
 
MAR.8th
 
Newcastle’s first team were without a game this weekend. Chelsea were in action & they defeated Tottenham Hotspur 4:0. Defensive errors leg to late opportunistic goals cored by Demba Ba in the 88th & 90th. minutes.
 
In the Scottish FA Cup Quarter Finals, it was congratulations to Tommy Wright’s St. Johnstone. They defeated Raith Rovers 3:1.
 
In the other Scottish Cup Quarter Final played, Aberdeen defeated Dumbarton 1:0. Playing in goal for Dumbarton was Stephen Grindlay. Calvin Zola was an unused sub for Aberdeen.
 
The FA. Vase Quarter Final between Dunston UTS & West Auckland was a closely fought affair. The visitors from Durham won 1:0 thanks to 55th  minute goal from Dennis Knight. Dunston featured Dale Burrell who had to be replaced due to injury just a minute before the goal. Knight was substituted in the 65th minute. Thus its congratulations to last seasons finalists & their managerial & coaching team; which includes Stuart Alderson & Danny Olsen.
 
In the other FA Vase Quarter Final played, Steve Bowey & Gareth McAlindon’s Newcastle Benfield lost 1:0 in the midland to St. Andrews. The ex Newcastle players in the Benfield side were; Chris Carr, Paul Brayson & second half sub Michael Riley. Benfield’s combined coaching team now includes Stuart Elliott & Paddy Atkinson. 
 
In the Northern League, Spennymoor Town moved up to 3rd place with games in hand; following their 3:1 victory at Durham City. Dan Taylor scored his sides first goal in the 24th minute. Durham’s line up included Alex Francis.
 
Finally, Morpeth Town defeated Sunderland RCA 5:0. Stephen Forster scored their first two goals, in the 10th & 15th minutes, firing past RCA’s Jonathan Carmichael. Late in the game in the 89th minute, he got his hat trick. 
 
Finally the semi final tie of the Northumberland Senior Benevolent Bowl went to a penalty shoot out, after the game between Blyth Town & Shankhouse ended in a 0:0 draw. Shankhouse won through the shoot out 3:1. Jonathan Marr came on as a sub. I the game, but did not get to take a pen.
 
MAR.9th
 
James Perch scored Wigan Athletic’s winning goal in the 52nd minute; in their 2:1 victory over Manchester City in the Quarter Final of the FA Cup. James Milner came on for Manchester City as a second half sub.
 
Apollon Smirnis beat Platanias 3:1 & Darren Ambrose score two of the goals, in the 17th & 64th  minutes.
 
MAR.10th
 
Sport Newcastle Annual Awards Dinner, where Newcastle youngsters; Adam Armstrong, received the ‘Wor Jackie Award’ & Mackenzie Heaney accepted the ‘Jack Hixon Trophy’. Others at the dinner included John Carver, Dave Watson, Steve Harper, Jack Charlton & Bob Moncur.

MAR.11th
 
Newcastle’s Under 18’s took on CHELSEA in the FA Youth Cup Quarter Final at St. James Park. Despite leading 2:1 at half time they bowed out, losing 3:2, in front of a crowd of 2 506. The Goal Scorers were; DOMINIC SOLANKE (23 mins), Chelsea. OLIVIER KEMEN (28 mins), ADAM ARMSTRONG (38 mins), NUFC. ALEX KIWOMYA (52 mins), JEREMIE BOGA (64 mins), Chelsea. Charlie Colkett hit the post in the first half. Kemen’s goal looked like it game off his hand, but the goal stood. The match referee was James Adcock from Nottinghamshire. As well as all the managerial & coaching staff being present, including Pardew, Carver, Stone & Beardsley; there also a number of first team players there tp lend their support. These included Ryan Taylor, Tim Krul, De Jong, the Ameobi brothers, Mapou & Conor Newton, back from Scotland.
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, JAMIE STERRY, LIAM GIBSON (SUB- 59 BEN DRENNAN), GREG OLLEY (SUB- 87 TOM HERDMAN), RYAN McKINNON, LUBO SATKA, ALEX GILLIEAD (capt), OLIVIER KEMEN, ADAM ARMSTRONG, LIAM SMITH (SUB- 71 JONATHYN QUINN), ROLANDO AARONS.
CHELSEA: MITCHELL BEENEY, ISAK SSEWANKAMBO, DION CONROY, ANDREAS CHRISTENSEN, OLA AINA, CHARLIE COLKETT (SUB- 84 JORDAN HOUGHTON), ALEX KIWOMYA, RUBEN LOFTUS-CHEEK (capt), DOMINIC SOLANKE, JEREMIE BOGA (SUB- 75 REECE MITCHELL).    
 
MAR.12th
 
A Newcastle Under 21’s XI played GATESHEAD in a behind closed doors friendly at home at the Darsley Park training ground, Benton. Newcastle led, before Gateshead fought back to earn a 2(2) : 2(1) draw. Goal Scorers: CALLUM ROBERTS (25 mins), TOM HEARDMAN (Pen Approx 40 mins), NUFC. JACK LESTER (2 Goals- 32 mins + 2nd Half), Hatch hit the post after 10 mins. Gateshead. Roberts was fouled by Hatch for the penalty. MADDISON set up Lester’s first goal, with ex Newcastle Reserve McDERMOTT (on trial) assisted his second. BAIRD also featured. Both sides came close to winning the game. The game gave ANDY HALL & ADAM LAIDLER their under 21’s debuts.
NUFC: JONATHAN MITCHELL, JAMES MORGAN, REMIE STREETE, CALLUM WILLIAMS, KYLE CAMERON (SUB- 2nd Half- ADAM LAIDLER), MICHAEL RICHARDSON, GAEL BIGIRIMANA (capt), STEVEN LOGAN (SUB- 2nd Half- DANIEL BARLASER), BRANDON MIELE (SUB- 2nd Half- JOE KERRIDGE), CALLUM ROBERTS, TOM HEARDMAN (SUB- 2nd Half- ANDY HALL).
GATESHEAD: ALEX BAIRD, GREG McDERMOTT (Trialist), LUKE O’BRIEN J.J.O’DONNELL, LIAM HATCH, JORDAN HOLT, MARCUS MADDISON, MICKY CUMMINS, JOSH WALKER, RYAN NOBLE (SUB 2nd Half- ROB RAMSHAW), JACK LESTER.
 
MAR.14th
 
Alan Shearer & Robbie Savage, did an epic charity task for Sport Relief. Over 5 gruelling days they attempted to sit on 45 000 in the Wembley Stadium. The ‘Battle of the Backsides’ was completed by Alan Shearer first, ahead of Savage by 13 minutes.
 
MAR.15th
 
Newcastle’s 1st Team travelled to Craven Cottage to play FULHAM in the Premier League. Lost 0(0) : 1(0). Goal Scorer: ASHKAN DEJAGAH (68 mins).  In a goalless first half, Newcastle had the best goal scoring chance; when a header by Cisse was turned around the post with a fine save by Stockdale. Fulham grabbed a goal in the second half & Newcastle failed the gain an equaliser. ADAM ARMSTRONG came on as a late sub. in the 86th.  In injury time, a late corner produced a penalty appeal for hand ball was it was turned down. The game was Pardew’s first of three total ground bans imposed after the Hull incident.
Minute Attendance: 25 664. Referee: Howard Webb (Yorkshire)
NUFC: TIM KRUL, MAPOU YANGA-MBIWA, PAUL DUMMETT, VURNON ANITA (SUB- 81 SYLVAIN MARVEAUX), MIKE WILLIAMSON, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), CHIECK TIOTE, MOUSSA SISSIKO, PAPISSE CISSE (SUB- 71 SHOLA AMEOBI), LUUK DE JONG (SUB- 86 ADAM ARMSTRONG), YOAN GOUFFRAN.
FULHAM: DAVID STOCKDALE, JOHN HEITINGA, FERNANDO AMOREBIETA, BREDE HANGELAND (capt), KIERAN RICHARDSON, PAJTIM KASAMI (SUB- 60 ASHKAN DEJAGAH, SUB- 87 DAN BURN), STEVE SIDWELL, WILLIAM KVIST, ALEX KACANIKLIC, LEWIS HOLTBY (SUB- 81 SASCHA RIETHER), CAULEY WOODROW. 
 
Newcastle’s Under 18’s played MANCHESTER UNITED, Won 1(0) : 0(0), at home in the Academy League. After a goal less first half, Newcastle took the lead, when GREG OLLEY burst into the box & shot in the only goal of the game in the 56th minute. A strong gusting wind hindered play.
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, MACAULEY BOOTH, LIAM GIBSON (SUB- 76- ADAM LAIDLER), GREG OLLEY, BEN DRENNAN, KYLE CAMERON, ALEX GILLIEAD (capt), OLIVIER KEMEN, TOM HEARDMAN, LIAM SMITH, JONATHYN QUINN.
MAN.UNITED: DEAN HENDERSON, RO-SHAUN WILLIAMS (SUB- 88 TYLER REID), TUANZEBE, CAMERON BORTHWICK-JACKSON, RYAN McCONNELL (capt), SEAN GOSS, MARCUS RASHFORD (SUB- 83 BEN BARBER), JOSH HARROP, ASHLEY FLETCHER, MATTHEW WILLOCK, DEMETRI MITCHELL.
 
In the Premier League West Ham got off to a flying start with a goal from Andy Carroll assisted by Kevin Nolan after only 5 minutes. However, they ended up losing to Stoke 3:1.
 
In League II, there was an early goal for Hartlepool United, in their 4:0 win over Bristol Rovers. Marlon Harewood scored their opener in the 2nd minute.
 
In the Northern League, Newcastle Benfield defeated relegation threatened Bedlington Terriers 3:0. Phil Airey scored his first goal for Benfield in the 17th minute. Paul Brayson also bagged a goal in the 44th minute. Michael Riley also featured.
 
To side Celtic Nation drew with West Auckland Town. Colin McMenamin scored one of Celtic goals from a penalty in the 30th minute. Mark Boyd also returned to the side after an injury; coming on as a sub; as well as Matty Grieve. West Auckland’s line up included Dennis Knight, who was substituted in the 41st minute. 
 
Bishop Auckland battled to a 1:1 draw with Spennymoor Town. The ‘Bishop’s goal in the 69th minute, came from a long free kick taken by goalkeeper Scott Pocklington, heading in by Butler. Dan Taylor featured for Spennymoor. 
 
Whitley Bay defeated Newton Aycliffe 3:1. Their caused benefited from a penalty save from Mark Cook in the 25th minute. Tomi Ameobi also featured for the bay for the last time before heading North to play abroad. 
 
Northern League Division II prolific goal scorer Lee Kerr got one of Seaham Red Stars goals in the 58th minute. The 2:1 win at Esh Winning, put Seaham in 2nd place in the league table.
 
There was also a debut, for Chris Shanks who has come out of retirement to play for Ryton & Crawcrook Albion. They lost 2:1 in a closely fought match with West Allotment.
 
Further down the non league ‘pyramid’ Whitley Bay ‘A’ drew 2:2 with Stocksfield in the Northern Alliance Premier Division. Ryan McGorrigan scored one of Whitley’s goal.
 
MAR.17th
 
Newcastle’s Under 21’s side travelled to Hillheads to play WHITLEY BAY in the Northumberland Senior Cup Semi Final. Won 1(0) : 0(0). After a timid goalless first half, ROLANDO AARONS scored the winning, only goal of the game in the 84th minute. Their was bumper crowd for Whitley Bay at the match of 877. The game marked the 250th appearance for the home side’s Craig McFarlane. The match referee was Paul Brown from Newcastle.
NUFC: JONATHAN MITCHELL, JAMIE STERRY, CALLUM WILLIAMS, GAEL BIGIRIMANA (capt), REMIE STREETE, LUBOMIR SATKA, MICHAEL RICHARDSON, BRANDON MIELE (SUB- 43 OLIVIER KEMEN), ALEX GILLIEAD (SUB- 69 JONATHYN QUINN), CALLUM ROBERTS, ROLANDO AARONS. 
WHITLEY BAY: MICHAEL HAMMOND, CRAIG McFARLANE, CHRIS McDONALD, STEPHEN BUZZEO (SUB- 22 BRAD BROOKING), LEON RYAN, CHRIS REID, MICHAEL McMULLEN (SUB- 79 ANDREW ROBERTSON), JARRETT RIVERS (SUB- 85 CRAIG SMITH), PAUL CHOW, ALEX KEMPSTER
 
MAR.18th
 
Newcastle’s Under 18’s were in action again; playing at home in a rearranged fixture against BLACKBURN ROVERS, in the Academy League. They won 2:1. The goal scorers were GREG OLLEY (6 mins), TOM HEARDMAN (43 mins), NUFC. LUKE WALL, (81 mins), Blackburn.
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, MACAULEY BOOTH, KYLE CAMERON, GREG OLLEY, RYAN McKINNON, BEN DRENNAN, DANIEL BARLASER, LIAM SMITH (SUB- 78 ANDY HALL), TOM HEARDMAN, JONATHYN QUINN, ADAM LAIDLER (SUB- 66 JOE KERRIDGE).
BLACKBURN: MARCUS BEAUCHAMP, RYAN NYAMBE, JACK DOYLE, MARK EDGAR, PLATT (SUB- 45 mins CAMERON SCOTT), LEWIS HARDCASTLE (SUB- 80 ADRIAN EDO), DEVARN GREEN, HYUGA TANNER,  LUKE WALL, SAM JOEL, MODOU CHAM (SUB- 85 STEWART CALLAWAY).
 
Ashington drew 2:2 with Blyth Spartans (after extra time), in the other Northumberland Senior Cup Semi Final. Centre Forward, Marc Walton scored one of the colliers goals in the 55th minute. James Taylor also featured at centre half.  
 
Norwich City Under 21’s played a behind closed friendly at home at the training ground. They defeated Charlton Athletic 3:2, & Jonas Gutierrez made his come from injury at inside left, before being replaced at half time. 
 
MAR.19th
 
Middlesbrough Under 21’s defeated Richmond Town 3:1 in the North Riding Senior Cup Semi Final. Brad Halliday featured at right back.
 
Newcastle Benfield lost 1:0 to Hebburn Town in the Northern League. Young goalkeeper Sam Busby made his debut for Benfield & saved a penalty.
 
Morpeth Town defeated Crook Town 3:1 in the Northern League. Stephen Forster scored their opening goal early in the game.
 
In the Semi Final of the Ernest Armstrong Memorial Trophy, Keiran Wrightson was one of two North Shields players that were sent off in the 2:1 defeat to Jarrow Roofing; after extra time.
 
MAR.20th
 
Rob Lee did a Talk In at the Stormont Main Club, Wrekenton, in support of the Nou Camp Wrekenton. 
 
MAR.21st
 
Newcastle’s Under 21’s travelled to LIVERPOOL, for an away league match at Anfield. They lost 5:2. Newcastle opened the scoring through CALLUM ROBERTS after 7 minutes, before JACK DUNN equalised on 10 minutes. KRISTOFFER PETERSON then put the home side ahead on 13 minutes. Soon after ROLANDO AARONS but Newcastle level again in the 19th minute. Newcastle then paid for a couple of missed chances, when RAFAEL PAEZ headed in a goal the 35th minute, to give Liverpool a 3:2 lead at half time. In the second half, Liverpool extended their lead when PETERSON got his second goal of the game in the 85th. minute. Jamie Sterry then had a goal ruled out for offside, followed by DUNN in the 93rd. minute, getting a slightly flattering fifth goal. Liverpool had ex loan keeper YUSUF MERSIN playing. The match referee was Ryan L. Johnson from Manchester. 
NUFC: JAK ALNWICK, JAMIE STERRY, CALLUM WILLIAMS, GAEL BIGIRIMANA, REMIE STREETE (SUB- 84 KEVIN MBABU), LUBO SATKA, MICHAEL RICHARDSON, OLIVIER KEMEN (SUB- 73 LIAM SMITH), ALEX GILLIEAD (SUB- 76 GREG OLLEY), CALLUM ROBERTS, ROLANDO AARONS.
LIVERPOOL: YUSUF MERSIN, CONNOR RANDALL, JOE MAGUIRE, RAFAEL PAEZ, LLOYD JONES (capt), JORDAN ROSSITER, BRAD SMITH, CAMERON BRANNIGAN, KRISTOFFER PETERSON, JACK DUNN, RYAN KENT (SUB- 73 VILYAN BIJEV).
 
Northumberland FA held their Annual Dinner at the Assembly Rooms in Newcastle the Guest Speaker was Rob Lee.
 
MAR.22nd
 
Newcastle just managed to defeated CRYSTAL PALACE 1:0 at home in the premier league; thanks to late 94th minute goal from PAPISS CISSE. A few minutes before Cisse’s winning header; Cheick Tiote had hit the bar with a great shot. Palace also clipped the bar in the second half. Attendance: 51 588. Referee: Lee Probert (Wiltshire)
NUFC: TIM KRUL, MAPOU YANGA-MBIWA, MIKE WILLIAMSON, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, MOUSSA SISSOKO (SUB- 88 SYLVAIN MARVEAUX), CHEICK TIOTE, VURNON ANITA, YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 76 SHOLA AMEOBI), LUUK DE JONG (SUB- 59 HATEM BEN ARFA), PAPISS CISSE.
C.PALACE: JULIAN SPERONI, ADRIAN MARIAPPA, SCOTT DANN, DAMIEN DELANEY, JOEL WARD, YANNICK BOLASIE (SUB- 67 BARRIE BANNAN), KAGISHO DIKGACOI, MILE JEDINAK (capt), JOE LEDLEY, JASON PUNCHEON (SUB- 80 ADLENE GUEDIOURA), CAMERON JEROME (SUB- 75 GLENN MURRAY).
 
The Under 18’s travelled to Rockcliffe Park Training Ground, Hurworth, to play MIDDLESBROUGH in the Academy League & won 2:0. The goal scorers were; JOE KERRIDGE (6 mins) & late in the second half through DANIEL BARLASER (84 mins). Prior to this Junior Mondall had a shot ruled out for offside.
The game marked the debut of Academy back up keeper PAUL WOOLSTON. He made a good save early in game before Newcastle went ahead.
NUFC: PAUL WOOLSTON, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, ADAM LAIDLER, GREG OLLEY, RYAN McKINNON, BEN DRENNAN, JONATHYN QUINN, DANIEL BARLASER, TOM HEARDMAN, LIAM SMITH, JOE KERRIDGE,
BORO: JOSEPH FRYER (keeper), included… JUNIOR MONDALL
 
In the Greek League, Panathinaikos defeated Apollon Smirnis 3:1, Apollon’s goal scored was Darren Ambrose, who scored in the 80th minute. Mehdi Abeid started in the game for the winners, & was replaced in the 62nd minute. 
 
There were no goal scorers in the main league, taking us into the local non league scene. In The Northern League Celtic Nation & Spennymoor Town battled to a 3:3 draw. Defender Liam Atkin headed in Celtic’s third goal in the 71st minute. hey also had Colin McMenamin & Matty Grieve in the side. The Spennymoor team saw the introduction of Dan Taylor as a second half sub.
 
Newcastle Benfield hammered Marske United 4:0; sub. Phil Airey got the fourth.  Chris Carr, Michael Riley & Sub Stu. Elliott all featured.
 
Finally, Team Northumbria gained a valuable 3 points in their battle to avoid relegation. They defeated Newton Aycliffe 2:1. Lewis Aird scored their second goal in the 52nd minute. Also playing his side were Mark Bertram, Louis Storey & Ben Sayer.
 
Billy Davies & his coaching team, including David Kelly left Nottingham Forest following their 5:0 defeat to Derby County.
 
Northumberland FA. County Under 18’s defeated Cheshire 3:0. Kanda came on as a sub in the second half. The result saw Northumberland go top of the Northern Counties Championship.
 
MAR.23rd
 
In the FA Trophy Final at Wembley, Richard Money’s Cambridge United defeated Gosport Borough 4:0. Centre Half Ryan Donaldson scored twice in the second half; netting in the 50th & 59th minutes. 
 
MAR.24th
 
Kyle Cameron was capped for Scotland Under 17’s. He played the full game in the sides 2:0 win over Bosnia & Herzegovina, in a European Championships Elite Round qualifier.
 
Gary Brazil was appointed as Nottingham Forests Interim / ‘caretaker’ Manager, in the wake of Billy Davies departure. His first game in charge was the following evening when Forest faced Charlton Athletic, but they lost 1:0.
 
Finally, the ‘Local Heroes Walk of Fame’ was unveiled on the Quayside, with 20 pavement bronze plaques revealed on both sides of the Tyne. Among them are Sir Bobby Robson & Alan Shearer. Those chosen, were nominated by the public.
 
MAR.25th
 
Newcastle faced EVERTON at home in the Premier League, but fell short of their opposition, losing 3:0. ROSS BARKLEY scored Everton’s opener in the 22nd minute. In the second half, goals from ROMELU LUKAKU (52 mins) & LEON OSMAN (88 mins), sealed the victory. The attendance was 47 622 & the referee was Lee Mason (Greater Manchester). Everton featured SYLVAIN DISTIN & 1st Team Coach DUNCAN FERGUSON watched from the Everton bench.
NUFC: TIM KRUL, MAPOU YANGA-MBIWA (SUB- 75 SYLVAIN MARVEAUX), MIKE WILLIAMSON, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, MOUSSA SISSIKO, CHEICK TIOTE, VURNON ANITA, YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 90 SHOLA AMEOBI), LUUK DE JONG (SUB- 58 HATEM BEN ARFA), PAPISS CISSE.
EVERTON: TIM HOWARD, SEAMUS COLEMAN, JOHN STONES, SYLVAIN DISTIN, LEIGHTON BAINES, JAMES McCARTHY, GARETH BARRY, LEON OSMAN (capt), ROSS BARKLEY (SUB- 82 STEVE NAISMITH), GERARD DEULOFEU, ROMELU LUKAKU.
 
Rotherham United defeated Brentford 3:1 in a league match. 91st minute sub Haris Vuckic scored in the 93rd minute. James Tavernier played the full game at right half. 
 
The Northern League 125th Anniversary Match took place at Bishop Auckland Between a Northern League XI & a FA XI. They won 2:0, the nearest an ex Newcastle player getting to the action, was Ben Sayers as an unused sub.
 
MAR.26th
 
Beardsley & Watson’s Newcastle Under 21’s defeated Nicky Butt’s MANCHESTER UNITED 1:0, in the league. Played at home at Whitley Park. The goal scorer was REMIE STREETE; who shot in the winner in the 49th minute. 15 year old PAUL WOOLSTON made his ‘reserve’ debut in the game. In the first half he made a fine reaction save; tipping a strong shot over the bar. The heavy rain contributed to a low crowd of 266 & the referee was Neil Sharp (Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire).
NUFC: PAUL WOOLSTON, JAMIE STERRY, CALLUM WILLIAMS (SUB- 87 KEVIN MBABU), GAEL BIGIRIMANA (capt), REMIE STREEYE (SUB- 61- RYAN McKINNON), LUBOMIR SATKA, ALEX GILLIEAD, OLIVIER KEMEN (SUB- 48 GREG OLLEY), CALLUM ROBERTS, LIAM SMITH, ROLANDO AARONS.
MAN.UTD: BEN AMOS, GUILLERMO VARELA, LOUIS ROWLEY, PATRICK McNAIR, CHARNI EKANGAMENE, REECE JAMES, SAIDY JANKO, BEN PEARSON, JAMES WEIR (SUB- 55 JOSH HARROP), JOE ROTHWELL, ANDREAS PEREIRA (SUB- 81 JACK RUDGE).
 
England Under 17’s called up both Adam Armstrong & Freddie Woodman to their starting line up; in their first Under 17’s European Championships Elite Qualifying Round match. They defeated the Czech Republic 1:0 & both played the full game. 
 
Scotland Under 17’s continued to do well in the same competition, defeating Belgium 3:1. Kyle Cameron featured at left back & assisted 2 of the goals.
 
MAR.28th
 
England Under 17’s called up both Adam Armstrong & Freddie Woodman again for their team in their second Under 17’s European Championships Elite Qualifying Round match. They won again, beating Albania 1:0. Both played the full game & Armstrong hit the post with an effort. 
 
MAR.29th
 
Newcastle travelled to play SOUTHAMPTON, away in the Premier League; & it was a match to forget. Newcastle lost 4:0. The Goal Scorers were; JAY RODRIGUEZ (45+ 1, 89 mins), RICHIE LAMBERT (49 mins), ADAM LALLANA (70 mins).
Attendance: 31 360, Referee: Andre Mariner (West Midlands). The fact that game marked the return of Alan Pardew after his 3 match stadium ban, with now beginning a 4 match ban from the touchline. He sat next to the clubs owner Mike Ashley, who must have this game difficult viewing.
NUFC: ROB ELLIOT, MAPOU YANGA-MBIWA (SUB- 45 DAVIDE SANTON), MIKE WILLIAMSON, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), MASSADIO HAIDARA, CHIECK TIOTE, VURNON ANITA, MOUSSA SISSOKO (SUB- 78 PAUL DUMMETT), HATEM BEN ARFA (SUB- 45 LUUK DE JONG), YOAN GOUFFRAN, PAPISS CISSE.
SOUTHAMPTON: ARTUR BORUC, CALUM CHAMBERS, DEJAN LOUREN, JOSE FONTE, LUKE SHAW, JAMES WARD-PROWSE, JACK CORK, STEVEN DAVIS (SUB- 73 MORGAN SCHNEIDERLIN), ADAM LALLARA (SUB- 90 SAM GALLAGHER), JAY RODRIGUEZ, RICHIE LAMBERT (SUB- 83 GASTON RAMIREZ).
 
The Under 18’s continued their good run of form with an exciting 5:3 victory over LEICESTER CITY in the Academy League. They recovered well from being 2:1 down at half time. Leicester’s late third goal was arguably cleared having not crossed the line; but the goal was given. Goal Scorers: GREG OLLEY (8 mins), NUFC. DYLAN CASEY (13 mins), CEDRIC KIPRE (23 mins), Leicester. TOM HEARDMAN (52 + 60 mins), JONATHYN QUINN (68 mins), DANIEL BARLASER (86), NUFC. MATT MILES (90+ 2 mins), Leicester.
NUFC: PAUL WOOLSTON, BEN DRENNAN, LIAM GIBSON, GREG OLLEY, RYAN McKINNON, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY (SUB- 30 ADAM LAIDLER), DANIEL BARLASER, JONATHYN QUINN, TOM HEARDMAN, LIAM SMITH, JOE KERRIDGE.
LEICESTER: (Included)- LIAM SHARPE (goalkeeper), MATT MILES, DANNY ROWE, DYLAN CASEY, CEDRIC KIPRE…
 
Scotland Under 17’s won their third European Championship Elite Round Qualifier; defeating Romania 1:0. Kyle Cameron played the full match.   
 
In the Premier League, Wayne Routledge rounded off Swansea’s 3:0 victory over Norwich, with a 75th minute goal. 
 
Rotherham United maintained their battle for a play off place with a 2:1 win over Bristol City. James Tavenier scored both their goals; netting in the 2nd & 60th minutes. Haris Vuckic came on a sub in the game.
 
The FA Vase Semi Final 1st Leg between West Auckland at home to St. Andrews ended in a goalless draw. Dennis Knight started the game & was substituted in the 68th minute. 
 
In the Northern League, Newcastle Benfield lost 2:1 at Billingham Synthonia. Benfield’s goal was scored by Stuart Elliott in the 53rd minute with a stunning shot. Phil Airey also came on as a sub in the game.
 
Celtic Nation hammered Hebburn Town 6:0. Colin McMenamin fired home a hat trick; with goals in the 5th , 46th minutes; & a penalty in the 57th minute. Matty Grieve also scored in the first half. Liam Atkin featured as did Mark Boyd who was later replaced.
 
Spennymoor Town defeated Penrith 4:0. Dan Taylor was a second half sub & he netted their fourth.
 
Ashington defeated Sunderland RCA 2:1. Marc Walton got his first in the 22nd minute & he scored the winner late in the second half. James Taylor also played, with Martin Brittain coming on as a sub.
 
Andy Mogwo signed in time for Durham City from Bedlington Terriers, in time to start in the sides 0:0 at Marske United. He was replaced in the second half. 
 
Heaton Stannington’s impressive season in Division II of the Northern League continued with a 4:0 win at Ryton & Crawcrook Albion. Brian Dodsworth got one of their goals. Chris Shanks featured for Ryton.
 
MAR.30th
 
Durham City continued to ring in the changes, with signing of Ryan McGorrigan from Newcastle Benfield.
 
MAR.31st
 
Newcastle’s Under 21’s were in league action at home again; but this time the match was switched to be played behind closed doors at the Darsley Park Training Ground, against Glynn Hodges STOKE CITY side. They lost 4:2. They had the levelled the score at 2:2 at half time. Goal Scorers: JAMES ALABI (10 mins), CHARLES WARD (17 mins), Stoke. ALEX GILLIEAD (32 mins), OLIVIER KEMEN (Pen- 43 mins), NUFC. OLIVIER KEMEN (OG- 48 mins), DERICE RICHARDS (62 mins), Stoke.
NUFC: JONATHAN MITCHELL, JAMIE STERRY, KEVIN MBABU (SUB- 69 LIAM GIBSON), GAEL BIGIRIMANA, REMIE STREETE (SUB- 45 RYAN McKINNON), LUBO SATKA, MICHAEL RICHARDSON, OLIVIER KEMEN, ALEX GILLIEAD, GREG OLLEY (SUB- 62 LIAM SMITH), JONATHYN QUINN
STOKE: DAN BACHMANN, ELLIOT WHEELER, KEVIN GOMEZ (SUB- 83 ED SANDERS), CHARLIE WARD, ALEX GRANT, MASON WATKINS, TOMI ADELOYE (SUB- 45 DERICE RICHARDS), EDDIE LECYONE, JAMES ALABI. KIERAN MONALOUIS, JOEL TAYLOR.     
 
England Under 17’s completed their European Championships Elite Qualifying Round Group 4; with a 2:1 win over Italy. Adam Armstrong scored England opening goal in the 20th minute. Freddie Woodman featured on goal.
 
Sam Allardyce’s West Ham travelled to relegation contenders Sunderland & defeated them 2:1. Andy Carroll scored their opener with a 9th minute header.
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BULLETIN 35 -  APRIL 2014 - REVIEW 

Newcastle’s stagnating season, crawled on as the season drew to a close, with discontent increasing & rumours circulating of the changes that would be made during the summer. The month began with another home game best forgotten. The defeat against Manchester United, was too much for many fans to suffer as discontent grows on Tyneside at clubs safe but non entertaining position. This was followed by further goalless uninspiring defeats to create a club premier league record of 6 defeats in a row for the club. On a brighter noted, the Under 21’s (reserves) took on Blyth Spartans in the final of the Northumberland FA. Senior Cup & won 4:0. The Under 18’s, saw a number of new debutants coming through the junior ranks; Sean Longstaff , Luke Charman & Jake Trodd; also recently signed trialist Stefan Broccoli; & trialist Dan Ward. This months other additions to the data base exclusively focus on the ‘Toon Tracker’ sections. Numerous new ex players still out their involved in sport since 2010 have to come light; to be added to the Database. There has been the omission of Ossie Ardilles, whose reserve friendly appearance for Newcastle makes him eligible, with his more recent managerial experience. There was ex reserve Neil McDermott’s turning out in a charity match in recent years, which we overlooked. Fellow ex reserve Chris Shanks has also just come out of retirement & joined Ryton & Crawcrook Albion. Peter Garland in recent years has been pulling the shirt back on, in Charlton Athletic Veteran matches. We also add Ian Rush for his role as the coach of the ‘Rest of the World’ in a ‘socceraid’ match in May 2012. Finally there is Jamie Scott, who remarkably is now a specialist pole-vaulting coach.    
 
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League One’s Port Vale defeated Crawly Town 2:1. Billy Knott scored the winners  first goal in the 50th minute. He was later replaced in the 80th minute.
 
In the Blue Square Premier, Grimsby Town defeated Wrexham 1:0; thanks to Paddy McLaughlin goal in the 11th minute.
 
Finally, congratulations to Celtic Nation who defeated Penrith 2:1 in the semi final of the Cumberland Cup. Colin McMenamin scored his sides first after only 11 seconds. He was then sent off in the 6th minute. Others in their side included Matty Grieve, Liam Atkin & Mark Boyd.
 
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Newcastle’s Under 21’s travelled to St. Mary’s to play SOUTHAMPTON in the league. The lost 3(3) : 2(2). Goal Scorers: LIAM SMITH (2 mins), GAEL BIGIRIMANA (23 mins), NUFC. HARRISON REED (13 mins), OMAR ROWE (2 Goals- 17 +  42 mins), Southampton. Referee: Richard Hulme (Somerset). 
NUFC: JONATHAN MITCHELL, JAMIE STERRY, LUBO SATKA, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY (SUB- 45 RYON McKINNON), KYLE CAMERON (SUB- 59 LIAM GIBSON), GAEL BIGIRIMANA (capt), OLIVIER KEMEN, GREG OLLEY (SUB- 74 JONATHYN QUINN), MICHAEL RICHARDSON, ALEX GILLIEAD.
SOUTHAMPTON: TED SMITH, JAKE FLANNAGAN, JASON McCARTHY, JORDAN TURNBULL, MATT TARGETT, DOMINIC GAPE, HARRISON REED, OMAR ROWE (SUB- 87 JAKE HESKETH), SAM McQUEEN (SUB- 53 JOSH SIMS), RYAN SEAGER (SUB- 72 JAKE SINCLAIR), SAM GALLAGHER.
 
It was announced that Stuart Pearce was to be appointed the new manager of Nottingham Forest; officially taking over the post contractually on July 1st.
 
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Newcastle “entertained” MANCHESTER UNITED in the Premier League.
Losing only 1:0 at half time, the side completely lost ways in the second half getting defeated 4:0. Goal Scorers: JUAN MATA (39, 50), JAVIER HERNANDEZ (64), ADNAN JANUZAJ (90+ 4). Very little to report on our ‘strike forces’ attempts on goal. Attendance: 52 081, Referee: Kevin friend (Leicestershire).
NUFC: ROB ELLIOT, DAVIDE SANTON, MIKE WILLIAMSON, FABRICO COLOCCINI (capt), HAIDARA, VURNON ANITA, DAN GOSLING, CHEICK TIOTE, YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 85 SHOLA AMEOBI), LUUK DE JONG (SUB- 61 HATEM BEN ARFA), PAPISS CISSE.
MAN.UTD: ANDERS LINDERGAARD, ANTONIO VALENCIA, PHIL JONES, CHRIS SMALLING, PATRICE EVRA (SUB- 64 ALEXANDER BUTTNER), DARREN FLETCHER, MAROUANE FELLAINI (SUB- 69 NANI (LUIS CARLOS ALMEIDA DA CUNHA)), ASHLEY YOUNG (SUB- 17 ADNAN JANUZAJ), JUAN MATA, SHINJI KAGAWA, JAVIER HERNANDEZ.  
 
The Under 18’s travelled to the Colney Training Ground to play ARSENAL in the Academy League. They Lost 1:0, Goal Scorer: STEFFY MAVIDIDI (32 mins) Under 16’s players gained their Under 18’s debuts: with  DAN WARD starting the match &  LUKE CHAPMAN & SEAN LONGSTAFF, who came off the bench; along with JAMIE COBAIN.
NUFC: PAUL WOOLSTON, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, LIAM GIBSON, BEN DRENNAN, CALLUM WILLIAMS (SUB- 2nd Half- JAMIE COBAIN), JOE KERRIDGE, DAN BARLASER, TOM HEARDMAN, DAN WARD (SUB- 2nd Half- SEAN LONGSTAFF), ADAM LAIDLER. (SUB- 2nd Half- LUKE  CHARMAN). (UNUSED SUBS- STEFAN BROCCILI & BEN SMITH).
ARSENAL: RYAN HUDDART, JOHN CENTENO, MARC BOLA, GEORGE DOBSON, ELLIOT WRIGHT, ARINSE UADE, STEFFY MAVIDIDI, RENNY SMITH, AARON EYOMA, KAYLEN HINDS, AUSTIN LIPMAN. (Known) SUB USED- JOSH DA SILVA. 
 
In League One, Brad Inman got Crewe’s winner in the 80th minute; in their 2:1 victory over Crawley.
 
Gateshead hammered Tamworth at home 5:0, boosting their play off place chances.
Marcus Maddison got two of the goals in the 89th & 90+ 2 mins.
 
Congratulations to Peter Dixon, Danny Olsen & Stuart Anderson’s West Auckland Town. The defeated St. Andrews 2:1 in the FA Vase Semi Final 2nd Leg, & are heading for Wembley. Dennis Knight featured up front.
 
In the Northern League, Newcastle Benfield drew 1:1 at Morpeth Town. Phil Airey scored Benfield’s equaliser in the 80th minute, in a side that included Stuart Elliott. He was later substituted by Gareth McAlindon, making a rare appearance.
 
Durham City also lost, being defeating 2:0 by Billingham Synthonia. They fielded debutant Ryan McGorrigan; who was later replaced by new signing Andy Mogwo.
 
In the Northern League Division II Seaham Red Star continued their push for promotion; with goals from Lee Kerr & Tommy English; in their 2:1 win at Birtley Town. 
 
Finally; Wallsend Boys Club were honoured for their contribution to producing football talent from the North East, by hosting BBC’s ‘Football Focus’ from Wallsend Memorial Hall. It was presented by Alan Shearer & Mark Lawrensen; who joined by Alan Thompson.  Others at the event included Ian Bogie.
 
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Medhi Abeid scored in the Panathinaikos 3:1 win over Levadiakos.
 
Relegation threatened Norwich City, dismissed manager Chris Hughton.
 
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Newcastle promoted secretary Lee Charnley to the post of Managing Director.
 
AlexFrancis return to West Auckland Town, was a brief one, with them defeating Crook Town 5:4; in an action packed encounter. Francis was elbowed in the 19th minute by Hudgson who was sent off, with Francis requiring stitches for his head wound. 
 
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Chelsea defeated Paris St. Germain 2:0 in the 2nd Leg of the Champions League Quarter Final, thanks to an 87th minute goal from Demba Ba. The result gave an aggregate of 3:3, with Chelsea going through on the away goal rule. St. Germain featured Yohan Cabaye as a 55th. minute sub.  
 
With a side that included Marc Walton & James Taylor, Ashington bravely lost 3:2 to Blyth Spartans in the Northumberland Senior Cup Semi Final Replay.
 
In the Northern League, Morpeth Town defeated West Auckland 3:1. Stephen Foster scored one of their goals.
 
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Newcastle travelled to the Brittania Stadium to play STOKE CITY in the Premier League. A better performance saw goal shy Newcastle, lose 1:0. The goal that separated the sides was a cross-come shot by ERIK PIETERS in the 42nd minute, which drifted high into the net in the swirling wind. Attendance: 27 400. Referee: Mike Jones (Cheshire). STEPHEN IRELAND featured for Stoke.
NUFC: TIM KRUL, STEVEN TAYLOR (SUB- 61 MAPOU YANGA-MBIWA), MIKE WILLIAMSON, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), VURNON ANITA, DAN GOSLING (SUB- 73 HATEM BEN ARFA), CHEICK TIOTE, YOAN GOUFFRAN, PAUL DUMMETT, SHOLA AMEOBI, PAPISS CISSE (SUB- 73 ADAM ARMSTRONG).
STOKE: ASMIR BEGOVIC, GEOFF CAMERON, RYAN SHAWCROSS (capt), MARC WILSON, ERIK PIETERS, STEPHEN IRELAND (SUB- 66 CHARLIE ADAMS), STEVEN NZONZI, GLENN WHELAN, MARKO ARNAUTOVIC, PETER ODEMWINGIE (SUB- 87 JONATHAN WALTERS), PETER CROUCH.
 
The Under 18’s took on CHELSEA at Home in the Academy League. They won an exciting game 3(0) : 2(1). Goal Scorers; TOM HEARDMAN (64 mins), ALEX GILLIEAD (2 Goals- 69 & 90 mins), NUFC. ISAAC CHRISTIE-DAVIES (40 mins), KASEY PALMER (82 mins), Chelsea. Trialist Ward, had a shot cleared off the line & Woodman saved a penalty from Palmer in the 59th minute 
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, LIAM GIBSON, BEN DRENNAN, RYAN McKINNON, KYLE CAMERON, DANIEL BARLASER, DAN WARD, TOM HEARDMAN, ALEX GILLIEAD, JOE KERRIDGE (No Subs Used).
CHELSEA: BRADLEY COLLINS (capt), TREVOH CHALOBAH, JOSH GRANT, GEORGE BRADY (SUB- 78 COLE DASILVA), JAY DASILVA, RUBEN SAMMUT, MUKHTAR ALI, ISAAC CHRISTIE-DAVIES, KASEY PALMER (SUB- 86 MASON MOUNT), FAIQ BOLKIAH (SUB- 71 RICHARD NARTEY), IKE UGBO.
 
Gateshead remain on track fopr play off place; defeating Hereford United 1:0. Their goal scorer was James Marwood, who fired home in the 36th minute.
 
In the first of the FA Cup Semi Finals, it was heartbreak for Wigan Athletic. They drew 1:1 with Arsenal after extra time, only to loose on penalty’s. James Perch played at the heart of Wigan’s defence & Gary Caldwell, just back from injury, came on as a sub in the 86th minute. He subsequently, missed a penalty in the shoot out. Arsenal progressed 4:2 on pens.
 
In the first of the Scottish FA Cup Semi Finals; Dundee United, managed by Jackie McNamara & coached by Darren Jackson; defeated Glasgow Rangers 3:1.
 
In the Northern League, both contenders for the league title won; Celtic Nation strolled to a 4:0 victory over Marske United. Colin McMenamin scored twice; in the 62nd minute & with 69th minute penalty. In between his goals Liam Atkin scored.
 
Spennymoor Town, with games inn hand; edged to a 1:0 win over Consett. Dan Taylor appeared as a sub.
 
Newcastle Benfield hammered Billingham Town 5:0, with Paul Brayson netting a hat trick, with goals in the 8th. 55th & a second half penalty. He was later replaced by Gareth McAlindon. Benfield gave Phil Cave his debut at left back.    
 
In Division II of the Northern League, Seaham Red Star maintained third place; defeating Ryton & Crawcrook 30. Lee Kerr added to his seasons tally with a goal in the 50th minute.
 
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Hull City defeated a brave Sheffield United 5:3 in the other FA Cup Semi Final. Veteran keeper Steve Harper was ‘between the sticks; for Hull.
 
In Scotland’s other FA Cup Semi Final, Tommy Wright’s St. Johnstone beat Aberdeen 2:1.
 
Chelsea defeated Swansea City 1:0, thanks to another Demba Ba goal. He scored in the 68th minute. 
 
Finally,Michael Owen took part in the 2014 'Virgin'London Marathon. He finished in a respectable 3 hours 45 minutes & 43 seconds. He raised £25 000n for the Prostate UK Charity.

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Newcastle’s Under 21’s played out a 0:0 draw with MANCHESTER CITY, at home at Whitley Park in the Development League. Attendance: 386.
NUFC: JONATHAN MITCHELL, JAMIE STERRY, CALLUM WILLIAMS (SUB- 45 LIAM GIBSON), GAEL BIRIGIMANA, LUBO SATKA,  KEVIN MBABU, GREG OLLEY, OLIVIER KEMEN, JONATHYN QUINN, MICHAEL RICHARDSON, DANIEL BARLASER.
MAN.CITY: IAN LAWLOR, MATHIAS BOSSAERTS (SUB- 81 JASON DENAYER), JOSE TASENDE, SHAY FACEY, ELLIS PLUMMER, KEAN BRYAN (SUB- 64 OLIVIER NTCHAM), MARCOS LOPES, SEKO FOFANO, DEVANTE COLE, GEORGE GLENDON, SINAN BYTYQI (SUB- 60 JORDY MAYIFUILA).   
 
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Newcastle’s Under 18’s played MIDDLESBROUGH at home & Won 3(1) : 2(1), in the Academy League. Goal Scorers: BEN DRENNAN (18 mins), NUFC. J.WHEATLEY (23 mins- Pen), Boro. TOM HEARDMAN (47 + 57 mins), NUFC. LEE HETHERINGTON (67 mins). Referee: James Simpson (Sunderland).
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, KYLE CAMERON, JACK HUNTER, RYAN McKINNON, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, JOE KERRIDGE, BEN DRENNAN (SUB- 50 LIAM GIBSON), TOM HEARDMAN, LUKE CHARMAN, ADAM LAIDLER.
BORO: (Included) JOE FRYER (keeper), HARRY CHAPMAN, NATHAN McGINLEY, JUNIOR MONDAL, ALEX PATTERSON, JORDAN JOWERS, LEE HETHERINGTON, JOE WHEATLEY.  
 
Aston Villa appointed Shay Given & Gordon Cowans as ‘Temporary Assistant Managers’ to 1st team manager Paul Lambert. 
 
In the Northern League, Durham City defeated bottom side Billingham Town 3:0. Ryan McGorrigan scored one of their goals, with Andy Mogwo coming on as a sub. 
 
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Alex Gilliead gained an Under 18’s cap, playing in their 2:1 friendly win over Germany. Gilliead started the game & was substituted in the 68th minute.
 
Gateshead Under 19’s claimed the Football Conference Youth Alliance league title style; defeating Manchester MU, 7:1. Kanda came on as a sub at half time.
 
Panathinaikos defeated OFI 3:0 (AET), in the 2nd Leg of the Semi Final of the Greek Cup. Medhi Abeid scored a goal in the game in the 20th minute.
 
West Auckland drew 1:1 Crook Town, in the Northern League. Alex Francis assisted their goal, from a feee kick which was headed in by Coffey. Late in game Dennis Knight missed a penalty; hitting the bar.
 
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Boston United Held a Sportsman Dinner, with Peter Beardsley as the Guest of Honour Speaker.
 
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The Durham County Challenge Cup Final was held at Billingham Synthonia. Spennymoor Town featured Dan Taylor as a second half sub. They led against  Shildon but a late flurry from Shildon saw them loose the trophy 2:1.
 
Sheffield Wednesday defeated Bournemouth 4:2 in the league. Leon Best scored one of their goals in the 86th minute.
 
In the Skrill Premier, Cambridge United lost 1:0 at Lincoln City & they had Ryan Donaldson sent off in the 80th minute.
 
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Newcastle “entertained” SWANSEA CITY & 51 057 spectators on a sunny Easter Saturday afternoon; in their second from last home Premier League fixture. They started well enough but lost 2:1.They took the lead through a SHOLA AMEOBI goal in the 23rd minute. Defensive jitters at time were evident & Swansea equalised through WILFRIED BONY in the 45th + 1 minute, just before the half time whistle. It was a nervous second half at times, where both sides had chances to break the deadlock. It looked to be heading for a draw when TIOTE made a rash challenge in the box on Emnes & a penalty was given. WILFRIED BONY converted it in the 2nd minute of injury time to win the game for the visitors. Swansea featured WAYNE ROUTLEDGE. The game began with Chris Foy of St. Helens, Lancashire in charge. However he ws caught in the face in the 32nd. minute & was replaced by the 4th Official Anthony Taylor from Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester. Both Cisse & De Jong went off with injuries & the result was an unwelcome record 5 consecutive Premier League defeats for Newcastle.
NUFC: TIM KRUL, VURNON ANITA, MIKE WILLIAMSON, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, DAN GOSLING (SUB- 81 mins- ADAM ARMSTRON), CHEICK TIOTE, PAPISS CISSE (SUB- 21 mins MATHIEU DEBUCHY), LUUK DE JONG (SUB- 40 LOIC REMY), YOAN GOUFFRAN, SHOLA AMEOBI.
SWANSEA: MICHAEL VORM, ANGEL RANGEL, JORDI AMAT, ASHLEY WILLIAMS (capt), BEN DAVIES, LEON BRITTAN, JONATHAN DE GUZMAN, WAYNE ROUTLEDGE (SUB- 90 mins. KYLE BARTLEY), JONJO SHLEVEY, PABLO HERNANDEZ (SUB- 80 mins. MARVIN EMNES), WILFRIED BONY.
 
Over in France. Paris St, Germain lifted the Coupe De La Lique, defeating Lyon 2:1 in the final. Silverware for Yohan Cabaye who came as a sub in the game, in the 74th minute. 
 
Elsewhere, in the Northern League, Ashington defeated Crook Town with a resounding 7:3 score line. James Taylor scored one of his sides goals in the first half.
 
Newcastle Benfield went down 2:1 at Whitley Bay. Benfield’s late goal in the 87th minute came in the 87th minute from Paul Brayson.
 
There was also a goal for Dennis Knight. He scored for West Auckland in the 39th in their 1:1 draw at Dunston UTS; thanks to an assist from Alex Francis. 
 
In Division Two of the Northern League, North Shields defeated West Allotment Celtic 3:0, in a top of table clash. After the game North Shields lifted the trophy. Kieran Wrightson was among the goal scorers, netting in the 40th minute.
 
Finally, the cricket season got underway for Stokesley, who got their Darlington NYSD Premier campaign off with a win over Redcar by 104 runs. James Beaumont hit an impressive 63 rims & also bowled out 3 wickets for 33 runs.   
 
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Blakelaw Social lifted the Sunday Bob Younger Association Cup, defeating Rising Sun 2:0 in the final. They were captained by Marc Walton. They currently hold a close lead in the North East Sunday League Premier Division.
 
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With just one to game after today, Gateshead took a giant leap towards a place in the promotion play offs; defeating Macclesfield 2:0. Marcus Maddison scored their second in the 51st minute.
 
In the Championship, Joey Barton scored for QPR in the 76th minute. They defeated Watford 2:1.
 
In the Northern League, Newcastle Benfield drew 1 :1 West Auckland Town. They were a goal down with only 6 minutes to go when keeper Sam Busby was lobbed. However, two minutes layer Paul Brayson was fouled in the box & he converted the penalty.
 
Spennymoor Town defeated Team Northumbria 4:1, with Dan Taylor score twice; once in each half. Ben Sayer scored the students goal.
 
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The Northumberland Senior Cup Final took place at St. James Park; between Newcastle’s Under 21’s (reserves) & BLYTH SPARTANS. After being one up at half time, they went on to a comfortable 4:0 victory. Goal Scorers: LUBO SATKA (36), MICHAEL RICHARDSON (54), JONATHYN QUINN (70), GAEL BIGIRIMANA (80). Aaron Wearmouth hit the bar in the second half, which was Blyth’s best effort. The attendance was 1 234 & the referee was Michael McDonough from Newcastle. Sterry went off injured on a stretcher early in the second half. JOE KENDRICK came on as a sub for Blyth.
NUFC: JONATHAN MITCHELL, JAMIE STERRY (SUB- 51 LIAM GIBSON), CALLUM WILLIAMS, OLIVIER KEMEN, LUBO SATKA, KEVIN MBABU, GREG OLLEY, GAEL BIGIRIMANA, JONATHYN QUINN (SUB- 71 ALEX GILLIEAD), MICHAEL RIOCHARDSON, DANIEL BARLASER (SUB- 58 ROLANDO AARONS).
BLYTH: CONOR GRANT, ARJUN PUREWAL, IAN WATSON, NATHAN BUDDLE, DANNY PARKER, MATTHEW WADE (SUB- 58 RYAN CUMMINGS), NEAL HOOKS (SUB- 65 AARON WEARMOUTH), PAUL ROBINSON, LEWIS HORNER, DANIEL MAGUIRE (SUB- 81 JOE KENDRICK), ROB DALE. 
 
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In the Northern League, West Auckland Town defeated Bedlington Terriers 2:0. Liam Henderson scored their first goal in the 40th minute.
 
Nicky Butt was appointed as Interim Care Taker 1st Team Coach to interim manager Ryan Giggs at Manchester United.
 
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The unveiling of the Joe Harvey Memorial Plaque took place on the ‘Gallowgate Wall’, on the outside of the St. James Park ground, next to the club shop. The plaque is an impressive 5ft by 3ft & is a fitting tribute to man who did so much for Newcastle as a captain & then as a manager. Bob Moncur & Vic Keeble, along with Joe’s son & John Gibson who did the honours. The following other ex players who came along to lend their support were; Ron McGarry, Tommy Robson, Dave Hilley, Gordon Marshall, Jim Iley, Frank Clark, David Craig, Wyn Davies, Jim Scott, John McNamee, Alan Foggon, Keith Dyson, Ron Guthrie, Malcolm Macdonald & Pat Howard. Also spotted in the crowd was current club director John Irving.
 
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Newcastle Under 21’s rounded off their league programme at home to ARSENAL. The match was behind closed doors at the Darsley Park Training Ground & they lost 3:1. The score at half time was 1:1. The Goal Scorers were LUBO SATKA (2 mins), NUFC. CHUBA AKPOM (40 + 61 mins (Pen), JON TORAL (89 mins), Arsenal. Kevin Mbabu giave away the penalty, adjudged to have fouled a player in the box. Arsenal’s Moore also hit the bar in injury time. The result saw them end their league campaign second bottom.
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, CALLUM WILLIAMS, LIAM GIBSON (SUB- 75 MACAULAY GILLESPHEY), GREG OLLEY (SUB- 59 DANIEL BARLASER), LUBO SATKA, KEVIN MBABU, ALEX GILLIEAD, GAEL BIGIRIMANA, JONATHYN QUINN, MICHAEL RICHARDSON, ROLANDO AARONS.
ARSENAL: MATT MACEY, HECTOR BELLERIN (SUB- 72 TAFAN MOORE), BRANDON ORMANDE-OTTEWILL, GLEN KAMARA, SEMI AJAYI, STEFAN O’CONNOR, AINSLEY MAITLAND-MILES, KRIS OLSSON, CHUBA AKPOM, GEDIAN ZALELEM (SUB- 74- JACK JEBB), JON TORAL 
 
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Newcastle Under 18’s played one of their last group league matches, losing 2:1 away at the Colney Training Ground. NORWICH CITY. The goal scorers were: OLIVER COLE (45 mins), Norwich, STEFAN BROCCOLI (51 mins) on his debut, NUFC. NATHAN FOX (72 MINS), Norwich.
NUFC: PAUL WOOLSTON, JAMES COBAIN, KYLE CAMERON, STEFAN BROCCOLI, MICHAEL NEWBERRY (SUB- 80 LEWIS SUDDICK), JAMES ATKINSON, LUKE CHARMAN (SUB- 75 JAKE TRODD), JAMES HUNTER, LOUIS JOHNSON, JOE KERRIDGE, ADAM LAIDLER. Unused Subs:- BEN SMITH, MACKENZIE HEANEY
NORWICH CITY: BEN KILLIP, MICHAEL EFETE, NATHAN FOX, BEN BURGESS, CHRISTIAN SCALES, KIERAN HIGGS, BYRNE LEWIS-HEWITT, BLACK, OLIVER COLE, TODD CANTWELL (SUB- 58 JON WALTERS), GEORGE COUZENS.
 
Panathinaikos defeated Georgie Giordiadis PAOK 4:1 in the final of the Greek Cup. Medhi Abeid featured for the victors, but he did give away the penalty for the PAOK goal in the second half.
 
Romain Amalfitano scored one of the Dijon goals in their 5:1 victory over Nimes in the French Ligue 2.  
 
Manchester United got back to winning ways, with Moyes departed & Ryan Giggs in charge assisted by Nicky Butt as coach. They defeated Norwich City 4:0 in the Premier League.
 
Doncaster Rovers lost 3:1 to Reading, despite a goal for James Coppinger in the 25th minute.
 
In the Skrill Premier Gateshead put in a great performance to defeat 2nd. place Cambridge United 2:0 to secure 3rd place in the league table & a place in the promotion play offs. Their side included Adam Bartlett, Craig Baxter, Marcus Maddison & James Marwood. Cambridge’s line up included Ryan Donaldson, who came off injured in the 70th minute. Cambridge are managed by Richard Money & the assistant coach is Alan Neilson.
 
Just below them, Grimsby Town got 4th spot, with a last game 0:0 draw at Braintree Town. Despite being a regular through out the season, Paddy McLaughlin was rested ahead of the play offs.
 
Alfreton Town got an 11th place finish, going down 1:0 to Macclesfield. On loan Michael Hoganson did not get to feature in the sides final fixture.
 
Hereford United defeated Aldershot 2:1 to end the season in 20th place. First team regular Dan Leadbitter also did not feature.
 
AFC Telford United won the Skrill Conference North League, ending their campaign with a 3:0 victory over Gainsborough. The result saw them end the season in a lowlt 22nd place. Charles Barnett took no part in the game.
 
In the Skrill Conference South, Farnborough played Eastbourne Borough & drew 3:3 on loan  JJ. Hooper scored one of their goals 37 mins; featuring at inside left. The result saw Farnborough end the season in 16th position. 
 
In the Evo Stik Northern Premier Division, Blyth Spartans defeated Stamford 4:3, with Joe Kendrick in the side at left back. The result saw them gain an 8th place finish.
 
Whitby Town got 9th spot with a 2:1 win over Stafford Rangers. Adam Rundle at outside left & was replaced later in the game.
 
Buxton gained  13th place in the Evo Stik Northern Premier, finishing their campaign going down 2:0 to Chorley. Steven Istead was a 75th minute sub.
 
Grantham Town got a 1:1 draw at Nantwich Town. Deon Meikle was an unused sub.
They finished in 15th. place.
 
Evo Stik 1st Division North Lancaster City, managed by Darren Peacock completed their fixtures defeating league champions Curzon Ashton 1:0. The result gave them a 6th place finish.
 
Calor League South Premier Division St. Albans, drew 0:0 with Frome Town. They featured veteran keeper Paul Bostock in goal. The result gave a 4th place finish & a place in the promotion play offs.
 
Meanwhile, the Northern League continues for another week or so. Newcastle Benfield drew 2:2 at Marske United. Paul Brayson score yet another goal for them in the 49th minute.
 
In Division Two of the Northern League, runaway league champions North Shields completed their season at Darlington RA. Possibly already in party mood they lost 2:1 Kieran Wrightson featured as a sub.
 
Heaton Stannington also hammered Washington 6:1. Brian Dodsworth scored twice for Heaton.
 
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Liverpool’s hope of lifting the Premier League title took a set back, with a 2:0 defeat at home to Chelsea. Demba Ba scored their first goal, when Gerrard slipped allowing him through one on one with the keeper in the 3rd. minute of injury time in the first half.
 
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Newcastle ended the month as they began with another defeat without scoring a goal.
They travelled to the Emirates to face ARSENAL & lost 3:0 in the Premier League.
The goal scorers were; LAURENT KOSCIELNY (26), MESUT ONZIL (42) & OLIVIER GIROUD (66).
The attendance was 60 023 & the Referee was Neil Swarbrick from Lancashire.
NUFC: TIM KRUL, MATHIEU DEBUCHY (SUB- 84 MAPOU YANGA-MBIWA), MIKE WILLIAMSON, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, CHEICK TIOTE, VURNON ANITA, MOUSSA SISSOKO, DAN GOSLING (SUB- 74 SHOLA AMEOBI), YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 89 ADAM ARMSTRONG), LOIC REMY.
ARSENAL: WOJCIECK SZCZESNY, BACARY SAGNA, PER MERTESACKER, LAURENT KOSCIELNY, NACHO MONTREAL, MIKEL ARTETA (capt), AARON RAMSEY (SUB- 74 TOMAS ROSICKY), SANTI CARZORLA, MESUT OZIL (SUB- 74 MATHIEU FLAMINI), LUKAS PODOLSKI, OLIVIER GIROUD (SUB- 84 YAYA SANOGO).     
 
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Congratulations to Celtic Nation defeating Aspatria 3:0 in the final of the Cumberland Senior Cup. Both MarkBoyd (inside left) & Liam Atkin (left half) featured.
 
Wembley bound West Auckland Town lost one of their remaining Northern League fixtures 4:2 at Penrith. Their goal scorer was Dennis Knight.
 
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Middlesbrough Under 21’s missed out on silverware, losing 1:0 to Guisborough Town in the final of the North Riding Senior Cup. Brad Halliday featured at right back

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BULLETIN 36 - MAY 2014 REVIEW

The curtain came down on Newcastle’s season at last, with a win at home to bottom club Cardiff City, despite a fans walk out protest. They then travelled to Liverpool, despite putting up a reasonable effort ended up losing 2:1; giving a rather flattering 10th place finish. Commiserations to Gateshead on their gallant effort in the promotion play off final at Wembley, with a line up which included 4 ex Newcastle reserves. The website’s database big additions this month are the 2013-14 End of Season Reviews for the clubs 1st Team, Under 21’s & Under 18’s & also the St. James Park ground. The ground was host to the Northern League Cup Final in May, which Marske United won in extra time against Whitley Bay. The clubs ground also made a welcome return to being a major music venue at the end of the month; hosting a ‘Kings of Leon’ concert. Trialist Olufela Olomona featured for the Under 18’s, who had recently been at Arsenal. There is also the addition of Mackenzie Heaney. Recent research has found ex junior reserve Owen Peterson still in action locally on the cricket pitch as captain of the Whiteleas club. Ex reserve Paul Main also coaches locally. The Hong Kong Masters also saw ex mag John Watson come out of retirement to feature. The other big update to the websites information is beginning of end of season updates to the ‘Toon Tracker’ player sections; beginning with the ‘Current 1st. Team Players A To Z’. 
 
MAY 1st
 
Romain Amalfitano scored Dijon’s goal in their 1:0 league win over Clermont.
 
Swindon Town & Nile Ranger ‘mutually agreed’ for Ranger’s contract to be terminated following further court appearances & incidents by Rangers.
 
In the 1st Leg of their Skrill Premier Promotion Play Off Semi Final, Gateshead drew1:1 at Grimsby Town.  Ex Toon, reserves Bartlett, Baxter, Marwood & Maddison all featured. The later at outside left, was subbed in the 64th minute.
Paddy McLaughlin was an unused sub.
 
MAY 2nd
 
Bishop Auckland ended their Northern League campaign beating West Auckland Town 4:0. West possibly had one eye on their FA Vase Final. Scott Pockington was once again in goal for Bishops; bringing his season tally in all competitions to 49. The result gave the Bishops an 8th place finish; while their nearby rivals finished above them in 5th place. Dennis Knight featured for them.
 
Dijon defeated Clermont 1:0 in the Fench Ligue 2. Amalfitano scored in the 39th minute. He last game for them on loan was a week later; with Dijon then ending the season in 6th place.
 
John Beresford & Eric Gates did a ‘Talk In’ at Blackhill Comrades Club, Consett. 
 
MAY 3rd.
 
Newcastle’s final home game saw them defeat CARDIFF CITY. They won 3:0, having led 1:0 at half time. The Goal Scorers were: SHOLA AMEOBI (18), LOIC REMY (87), STEVEN TAYLOR (90+ 3. Cardiff had their chances but solid defending & some great saves fro Krul prevented an equaliser, but Newcastle could get the second & secure the result. A fans walk out on the symbolic 69th minute took place; leaving a fairly minority of a crowd at the final whistle, when the players showed their thanks to the fans. CRAIG BELLAMY came on at half time.
The attendance prior to this had been 50 239 & the match referee was Martin Atkinson from West Yorkshire. For those feeling wealthy, the club produced 5 different covers of the match day programme, to celebrate the up & coming World Cup.  Shola’s contract ends in the summer & his goal could be his last for the club.
NUFC: TIM KRUL, MATHEIU DEBUCHY, MIKE WILLIAMSON, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), PAUL DUMMETT (SUB- 45 MASSADIO HAIDARA), MOUSSA SISSIKO, VURNON ANITA (SUB- 79 STEVEN TAYLOR), CHIECK TIOTE, YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 79 DAN GOSLING), SHOLA AMEOBI, LOIC REMY.
CARDIFF: DAVID MARSHALL, FABIO PEREIRA DA SILVA (SUB- 86 MAGNUS WOLFF EIKREM), STEVEN CAULKER (capt), BEN TURNER, DECLAN JOHN, PETER WHITTINGHAM, ARON GUNNARSSON, KIM BO-KYUNG (SUB- 45 CRAIG BELLAMY), JORDON MUTCH, WILFRED ZAHA, FRAIZER CAMPBELL (SUB- 73 KENWYNE JONES).
 
Newcastle’s Under 18’s travelled to Platt Lane, for their last Academy League match of the season & lost 4(2) : 1(0) to MANCHESTER CITY. Goal Scorers: OG (10 mins), JORGE INTIMA (20 mins), AARON NEMANE (76 mins), ASHLEY SMITH-BROWN (90+ 3 mins), Man City. GREG OLLEY (82 mins), NUFC. Newcastle featured ex Arsenal academy’s OLUFELA OLOMONA as a trialist. Gilliead missed a penalty in the first half.  The result saw the junior side complete their Barclays Premier League Academy Under 18’s (North Group) campaign in 5th place.
P31, W15, D2, L14, F49, A57 Points; 47. 
NUFC: PAUL WOOLSTON, CONNOR WILLIAMS, LIAM GIBSON (SUB- 2nd Half ADAM LAIDLER), GREG OLLEY, RYAN McKINNON (SUB- 2nd Half JAMES COBAIN), MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, JOE KERRIDGE, JONATHYN QUINN, OLUFELA OLOMONA (SUB- 2nd Half TOM HEARDMAN), ALEX GILLIEAD, DANIEL BARLASER.
MAN.CITY: BILLY O’BRIEN, PABLO MAFFEO (SUB- 45 JAMES HORSFIELD), NATHANIEL OSENI, ASHLEY SMITH-BROWN (capt), ANGELINO, JAK BYRNE, JORGE INTIMA, DENZEIL BOADU (SUB- 45 SAMUELSEN), THIERRE AMBROSE (SUB- 45 BUCKLEY), KEAN BRYAN, AARON NEMANE.  
 
The season came to an end in most leagues, & in the English Championship Nigel Pearson’s Leicester City were crowned champions. They ended the season with a 1:0 win over Doncaster Rovers. The result condemned Rovers to relegation in 22nd placed (3rd from bottom). James Coppinger featured for the Yorkshire men. 
 
Burnley also gamed promotion as runners up; finishing with a 2:2 draw with Reading.
David Edgar was an unused sub.
 
QPR, with Kevin Bond as part of the coaching team; made it into the play offs for promotion & defeated Barnsley 3:2.
The result gave them the 4th place spot. QPR featured Aaron Hughes at right back, but there was no sign of Joey Barton. Peter Ramage was in the Barnsley side at right back & the result saw them end the season relegated, 2nd from bottom; in 23rd place.
 
Wigan Athletic closed their season with a play off place; despite losing 4:3 at Blackburn. Gary Caldwell featured in their defence, although James Perch was missing.
 
Brighton & Hove Albion gained the final play off place, with  a 2:1 victory at Gary Brazil’s Nottingham Forest. Kazenga Lua Lua featured as a sub for Brighton from the 59th minute. The result saw Forest end their season in 11th place.
 
Sheffield Wednesday lost their last league game 2:2 at Ipswich Town. Onyewu featured at right back & Leon Best came on as a sub in the 61st minute. The result saw the owls finish in 16th place.
 
Middlesbrough rounded their season with a 4:1 win at Yeovil Town. Jonathan Woodgate did not feature as Boro completed the fixtures in 12th place.
 
Bolton Wanderers were pinned back to a 2:2 draw with Lee Clark & crews Birmingham City thanks to a late goal. Lovenkrands remain on the bench & Shane Ferguson did not to feature; bringing an end to his time on loan at the club. The result pulled City out of the relegation zone, ending the season in 21st place.
 
Finally in the Championship, Blackpool lost their last game 3:0 to Charlton Athletic.
Chris Basham began the game at left back & was replaced in the 72nd minute. there was no sign of Michael Chopra. The result saw Blackpool finish in 20th place.
 
In English League One, Wolves claimed the title, rounding off with a 3:0 victory over Carlisle United. Sadly the result meant Carlisle were 22nd & in the 3rd relegation place. Lewis Guy was an unused sub for the Cumbrians.  
 
Fourth place & the play offs went to Rotherham United. They were assisted by James Tavernier at right half &  20:27:43came on in the 70th minute, in the final league fixture; defeating Swindon Town 2:1. Adam Collin featured in goal.
 
Preston North End gained a play off place in 5th place, despite going down 2:1 at Crewe. Injured Paul Huntington did not feature.
 
Port Vale held Peterborough to a 0:0 draw, with Billy Knott at inside right. The result gave them an 8th place finish.
 
Just below them ending in 10th were the MK Dons. They lost 3:1 to Orient. Inside left Alan Smith featured until the 68th minute.
 
League Two’s Hartlepool United featured Marlon Harwood in their 2:0 defeat to Exeter City. The result gave them a poor 19th place position.
 
One place below them were Northampton Town, who defeated Oxford United 3:1. Ben Tozer featured at right half.
 
Over the border in the Scottish Championship, Dundee won the title, defeating Dumbarton 2:1. Veteran keeper Stephen Grindlay was not called into action from the bench, with his side ending their campaign in 5th place.
 
In Northern Ireland, Glenavon defeated Ballymena United 2:1 in the final of their FA Cup. Playing up front was Guy Bates. 
 
Finally, congratulations to Ryton & Crawcrook Albion in Northern League Division II. They defeated South Shields 4:2 to avoid relegation. They ended the season in 21st place. Chris Shanks featured at inside right.
 
Over in Finland, Billy Ions scored in the 26th minute for PS Kemi in their 3:0 league win over OLS.
 
On the cricket front, Whiteleas & Harton Cricket Club Captain & Ex Newcastle junior Owen Peterson got their season underway with a 283 for 3 to 134 win over Murton in the Division II of the Durham Cricket League. Peterson hit a respectable 34 not out.
 
MAY 4th
 
Gateshead played out an exciting 2nd Leg Play Off Semi Final at home to Grimsby Town & won through 3:1 to a Wembley final. their goal scorers included ‘player of the match’ James Marwood, who scored twice with shots in the 22nd & 84th minutes. In goal Adam Bartlett gave a solid performance, with Craig Baxter & Marcus Maddison also ‘putting in the shift’. Maddison was replaced in the 72nd minute. Things were nervous at 1:1, despite Grimsby being reduced to 10 men. However, they lost another for a foul with a second yellow card, Gateshead took the advantage & won through. There was a record crowd of 8144 to urge the ‘Tynesiders’ on. 
 
Finally, a ‘Legends XI’ played a British Defence Medical Services side in a ‘Help for Heroes’ Charity Match at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Among those taking part were John Beresford, Rob Lee & Darren Huckerby.  
 
Stars from the Past & Present took part in Jody Craddock’s Testimonial. The match at Wolverhampton Wanderers featured former player XI’s of both Wolves & Sunderland, with Wolves winning 4:1. Ex United trainee Sam Aiston came on as a sub in the 55th minute.
 
Chippa United drew 3:3 with Santos in the South African SPL 1st Division. Carl Finnigan scored one of their goal in the 63rd minute. He had came on as a sub in the 9th minute. Following their last game of season which they won, Chippa United won the league title.
 
Carlisle United announced it was releasing a number of players following their relegation & they included Lewis Guy.
 
MAY 6th
 
The Brooks Mileson Memorial Northern League Cup Final between Whitley Bay & Marske United was held at SJP; as part of the oldest leagues 125 year anniversary. The match was a close affair, with Whitley leading in the first half through a Callum Anderson goal in the 22nd minute. With 7 minutes to go Marske equalised through a fine shot by Lev Yalcin. The game then went to extra time & led to heartbreak for Whitley Bay when they conceded a penalty in the 119th minute. It was slotted home by Craig Gott, giving a 2:1 score. The penalty was hotly disputed, resulting in the sending off of player / manager Leon Ryan. Mark Cook featured in goal for Whitley Bay. The referee was Paul E. Curry from Northumberland & the attendance was a respectable 1503.
WHITLEY BAY: MARK COOK, BRAD BROOKING (SUB- 97 MICHAEL McMULLAN), CHRIS MACDONALD, CALLUM ANDERSON, LEON RYAN, CRAIG SMITH (SUB- 66 TOM BOTT), CRAIG McFARLANE, STEPHEN BUZZEO, CRAIG HUBBARD, PAUL CHOW, ALEX KEMPSTER (SUB- 76 JARRETT RIVERS).
MARSKE: ROBERT DEAN, JOSH MYERS, LIAM O’SULLIVAN, AUSTIN JOHNSTON, ADAM WHEATLEY, ANDY COLLINS, GRAIG GOTT, GLEN BUTTERWORTH (SUB- 75 JAMIE POOLE), JAMIE CLARKE (SUB- 80 CHRIS McGILL), JOHN ALEXANDER (SUB- 55 LEV YALCIN), JOSH McDONALD.
 
With a game to go, Calvin Zola made his last ‘cameo’ sub. appearance of the season for Aberdeen, in a 3:1 win over Dundee United. Aberdeen finished in 3rd place in the Scottish Premier League.
 
MAY 7th
 
Medhi Abeid featured in a Panathinaikos 3:1 win over Asteras, scoring another goal. The main league programme ended with his club in 4th place 7 this was the first of the extra league matches for a champions league qualification place.  
 
Over in Sweden, in the Superttan League; Jonkopings Sodra IF defeated Syrianska 2:0. Both of their goals were scored bt Daryl Smylie; who netted in the 24th & 75th minutes.
 
Gateshead College / Under 19’s progressed through their semi final match of the ECFA Championship Cup; defeating Borehamwood 2:0. Kanda scored their second goal.
 
Derby County released Michael Hoganson.
 
MAY 8th
 
Alan Shearer did a Steve Wraith Talk In at Hedworth Hall, South Shields.
 
NUFC launched the sale of their grey, second strip for next season from the club shops at ground & the Metro Centre.
 
MAY 9th
 
England Under 17’s defeated Malta 3:0, in their first group match of the European Championships. Freddie Woodman played in goal, with Adam Cambell outfield scoring one of the goals & also hitting the bar.
 
Scotland’s Under 17’s took on Portugal & lost 2:0, in their first European Championship group match. Kyle Cameron played.
 
In the Irish League, Shelbourne defeated Waterford United, thanks to a 77th minute goal from Lee Desmond.
 
Wigan Athletic & QPR played out a goalless draw in the 1st Leg of their Play Off Semi Final. Caldwell & Perch featured for Wigan and Barton & Simpson played for QPR.
 
Kevin Keegan did a ‘Talk In’ at the Lancaster Suite, Dunston.
 
John Anderson was the Guest Speaker at Whickham FC’s Sportsman’s Dinner.
 
MAY 10th
 
West Auckland Town travelled to Wembley to play Sholing in the FA Vase Final. Sadly, despite a brave effort they lost 1:0. Dennis Knight played the full match, watched on by manager Peter Dixon & general manager Stuart Alderson.
 
Over in the Republic of Ireland, Sligo Rovers defeated Dundalk to win the Setanta Irish Cup. Jeff Henderson played the whole game at left back.
 
In the English League 1 Promotion Play Off Semi Final 1st Leg; Rotherham United drew 1:1 with Preston North End. James Tavernier played at right half for Rotherham, while Haris Vuckic came on as a sub in the 83rd minute. Rotherham also had Adam Collin in goal. 
 
In the 2nd Leg of the Scottish Division 1 Relegation Play Offs, East Fife defeated Clyde 2:1 after extra time. The result left the sides on a 2:3 aggregate requiring a penalty shoot out, which East fife won 7:6. David Cowan played at right back for the victors.  
 
In the Scottish Premier League, St. Mirren rounded off their campaign with a 1:1 draw with Hearts. Their goal scorer was Conor Newton, who netted in the 28th minute. The result gave them an 8th place finish. Adam Campbell was an unused sub.
 
Over in France, left half Yohan Cabaye was carried off on a stretcher injured in the 41st minute for Paris St. Germain. The set back did not prevent his side defeating Lille 3:1 to claim the French Ligue title with a game to spare. 
 
MAY 11th
 
Newcastle ended their season with a trip to Anfield to face LIVERPOOL in their final Premier League game of the Season. They were surprisingly 1:0 up at half time, courtesy of an own goal by MARTIN SKRTEL in the 20th. minute. However the game ended with a 2:1 defeat. The second half scorers for the home side were DANIEL AGGER (63) & DANIEL STURRIDGE (65). Newcastle had Shola sent off in the 66th minute & then Paul Dummett was sent off in the 87th minute. Dummett’s red card was rescinded a few days later. The Attendance was 44 724 & the referee was Phil Dowd (Shropshire). The result saw Newcastle end the season 10th place, while the victors were the Premier League Runners Up. The result gave Newcastle a flattering 10th place finish.
For the Record; P38, W15, D4, L19, F43, A59, Points: 49 
NUFC: TIM KRUL, STEVEN TAYLOR (SUB- 72 LUUK DE JONG), MIKE WILLIAMSON, FABRICIO COLOCCINI, MATHIEU DEBUCHY, VURNON ANITA, CHEICK TIOTE (SUB- 81 PAUL DUMMETT, Sent off 87), MASSADIO
HAIDARA, MOUSSA SISSOKO, YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 78 SAMI AMEOBI), SHOLA AMEOBI (Sent off 66). 
LIVERPOOL: SIMON MIGNOLET, GLEN JOHNSON, MARTIN SKRTEL, DANIEL AGGER, JON FLANAGAN (SUB- 45 ALY CISSOKO), JORDAN HENDERSON, STEVEN GERRARD (capt), JOE ALLEN (SUB- 59 PHILIPPE COUTIINHO), RAHEEM STERLING, LUIS SUAREZ, DANIEL STURRIDGE (SUB- 80 LUCAS PEZZINI LEIVA).
 
Manchester City were crowed Premier League champions, with a very professional 2:0 victory at home to ‘Big Sam’s & Neil McDonald’s West Ham United. James Milner picked up a winner’s medal; coming on in the game as a sub in the 76th minute. Both Kevin Nolan & Andy Carroll started in the game, Nolan was replaced in the 64th minute & Carroll was taken off in the 72nd minute. West Ham’s end of season league position was 13th. 
 
At the other end of the Premier League table, relegated bottom side Cardiff City put up a good show against Chelsea, but lost 2:1. their goal scorer was Craig Bellamy in the 15th minute. He was later replaced in the 76th minute. Ba was an unused sub as his club ended the season in 3rd place.
 
Elsewhere in the Premier League; Everton, coached by Duncan Ferguson, claimed the 5th place & Europa League qualification. They ended the season with a 2:0 win at Hull. Sylvain Distin featured at right half. Harper was an unused sub for Hull whose end season position was 16th.
 
Caretaker boss Giggs & coach Nicky Butt, completed their brief reign for Manchester United, with a 1:1 draw with Southampton. They gained 7th place.
 
Stoke City completed their league programme defeating West Brom. 2:1. Stephen Ireland played the full game for Stoke at outside left. The result gave Stoke a 9th place.  
 
Swansea City gained 12th place, ending their campaign with a 3:1 win over Sunderland. Wayne Routledge gave a great performance in the side.
 
Fulham were relegated 2nd bottom in 19th place; despite a 2:2 draw with Crystal Palace. Scott Parker featured at left half.
 
In the English Championship Play Off Semi Final 1st Leg Derby County defeated Brighton 4:1. The losers’ consolation goal was scored by 57th minute sub. Kazenga Lua Lua in the 89th minute.
 
The Scottish Premier league runaway leaders of the season Celtic ended their campaign with a 3:1 victory over Jackie McNamara & Darren Jackson’s Dundee United. They ended the season with a massive 99 points from 37 games; having only lost 1 league game. Fraser Forster was once again between the sticks, boosted by his World Cup Finals England Selection. Dundee finished the season in a respectable 4th plac