BULLETIN 49 - JUN.2015

The month of June, was heralded in the news that reign of temporary head coach John Carver assisted by Steve Stone; was at an end & the club had appointed ex England manager Steve McClaren as their new Head Coach. Rumours of who he would bring in as his coaching team then followed for the remainder of the month.

This months update now focus on the events for St. James Park in a review of the 2014-15 Season. There are also 2 more updates of full Player Profiles; namely Alex Lockie & Harry Gibbon.
 
JUN.1st
 
A Gary Speed Charity Golf Day took place at Ramside Hall, Durham in aid of two charities; The Gary Speed Foundation & the Toby Henderson Trust. Those that took part included; Alan Shearer, Rob Lee, Steve Howey, John Beresford & John Carver.
 
JUN.2nd
 
Neil McDonald was appointed as the new manager of Blackpool.
 
Tony Caig was appointed as goalkeeper coach at Hartlepool United. 
 
Talk In at Lancastrian Suite Dunston: Pavel Srnicek, Micky Quinn & Steve Watson (who replaced-Terry McDermott).
 
JUN.3rd
 
England Under 20’s lost 2:1 to Mexico in their opening Group B match of the Toulon Festival Tournament. Rolando Aarons came on as a 61st minute sub.
 
Steve Grindlay Testimonial Bowls Day, which was followed the following day by a Testimonial Golf Day
 
End of season work began on preparing the pitch at St James Park for the new season, with the removal of the old pitch. The new pitch was expected to be in place within ten days.
 
JUN.4th
 
James Milner
signed for Liverpool on a free transfer.
 
JUN.5th
 
England Under 20’s beat Chile 3:1 in their second Toulon Tournament group match. Rolando Aarons played the fill match at outside left & scored in the 39th minute.
 
Holland lost 3:4 to USA in a friendly Daryl Janmaat played the first half at right back; while Luuk De Jong came on as a 78th minute sub.   
 
JUN.6th
 
Guy Bates
signed for Irish side Linfield.
 
Pavel Srnicek & Gary Bennett Talk In at Felling Cricket Club.
 
JUN.7th
 
France lost 4:3 to Belgium in a friendly. Moussa Sissiko featured for the whole game, while Yohan Cabaye came off at half time. 
 
England played out a goalless draw with the Republic of Ireland in a friendly. James Milner featured for England at inside right. Veteran keeper Shay Given came on as a sub in the 61ast minute. 
 
JUN.8th
 
England Under 18’s defeated Russia 2:0, in the first of two friendly encounters. Captained by Adam Armstrong, who opened the scoring with 63rd minute penalty. Freddie Woodman featured in goal & Daniel Barlaser also played.
 
JUN.9th
 
‘Free agent’ Hatem Ben Arfa’s move to OGC Nice which has been held up for months due to contractual problems; was finally completed.
 
Newcastle announced that Temporary Head Coach John Carver & Assistant Coach Steve Stone were leaving the club with immediate effect. 
 
Finland lost 2:0 to Estonia in a friendly. They had ex trialist Jukka Raitala in the side at left back. 
 
JUN.10th
 
The club officially announced the expected signing of Steve McClaren as the clubs new head coach, with the additional role as a Director. Joining him on the board was also club ambassador Bob Moncur. A club statement declared the objective of establishing themselves as a top 8 Premiership side, & that they were offering McClaren a substantial bonus if they could win a trophy. Finally, Dave Watson’s role was stated as reverting to Academy Coach. 
 
Enmgland Under 18’s lost 2:1 to Russia. They were once again captained by Adam Armstong. Freddie Woodman played in the first half; while Daniel Barlaser came on as a 57th minute sub.
 
JUN.11th
 
Gateshead announced it was releasing 11 players; these included goalkeepers Adam Bartlett & Alex Baird, as well as Carl Finnigan.
 
JUN.12th
 
Holland won their European Championship Qualifier group match verses Latvia 2:0. Daryll Janmaat came on as a sub. in the 77 mins.
 
Jimmy Mongomery who once played in goal in 1969 for a combined NUFC/Sunderland XI, was awarded a British Empire Medal’ (BEM) in the Queens Birthday Honours. Jimmy whose testimonial was against Newcastle, still holds Sunderland’s all time appearances record of 627 matches. 
 
JUN.13th
 
France lost 1:0 to Albania in a friendly match. Sissoko was an unused sub; as was Cabaye. 
 
The Republic of Ireland played out a 1:1 draw with Scotland in their Euro Qualifier. Shay Given gained yet another cap, playing in the game. He could do little to prevent the own goal by O’Shea. 
 
Medhi Abeid finally got to play a full international for Algeria. He featured in their 4:0 victory over Seychelles in a Group J Africa cup of Nations Qualifier.
 
Michael O’Neil’s Northern Ireland gained a credible 0:0 draw with Romania. Both Shane Ferguson & Aaraon Hughes were unused subs; in their Euro Qualifier.
 
The Faroe Islands pulled off a great win 2:1 over Greece in their Euro Qualifier. Joan Edmundsson featured at inside left, coming off in injury time.
 
Hungary defeated Finland 1:0 in their Group F European Championships Qualifier. Tamas Kadar played at right half; while Finland had Jukka Raitala at left back.
 
On the cricket pitch Stokesley were held to a draw by Middlesbrough in the NYSD Premier League. James Beaumont was his sides top batsman hitting 65 runs. He also caught out 3 of the opposition fielding.
 
Owen Peterson also had a good day in bat for Whiteleas. He hit 36 runs in their match with Murton in the Readers Durham Cricket League Two match. 
 
JUN.14th
 
A Liverpool Legends XI lost 4:2 to Real Madrid Legends in a star studded match in Spain. The Charity Match was in aid of the Spanish Red Cross. Liverpool led 2:1 at half time, with inside left Michael Owen scoring in the 21st minute. Veteran Ian Rush came on as a sub in the second half.
 
JUN.15th
 
Port Vale signed Remie Streete.
 
Mark Bertram signed for Whitley Bay.
 
JUN.17th
 
David Edgar
featured at right half for Canada, in World Cup Qualifier 4:0 victory over Dominica.
 
JUN.19th
 
Ben Tozer
signed for Yeovil Town.
 
Phillipe Albert (‘Prince Albert’) did a Talk In at the Lancastrian Suite in Dunston
 
JUN.20th
 
On the cricket pitch, Owen Peterson hit 78 runs in Whiteleas draw with Burnopfield.
 
JUN.24th
 
James Marewood left Forest Green to rejoin Gateshead.
 
The club announced that their 2014-15 Season Goal of the Season was Ayoze Perez’s back flick  v West Brom.
 
JUN.27th
 
JJ. Hooper
, having just begun a trial with Inverness Caledonian Thistle; played in a pre season friendly 3:0 over Clach. He scored in the first half.
 
JUN.29th
Zurab Khizanishvili signed for Inter Baku of Azerbaijan. 

Demba Ba was widly reported as having completed the signing for Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua

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BULLETIN 50- JULY 2015 REVIEW

 The appointment of coaches Paul Simpson & Ian Cathro was followed soon after by the start of the pre season friendly’s. There was also the clubs & McClaren’s first summer signing Georginio Wijnaldum from PSV Eindhoven for a fee of about £14.5m. The clubs third highest ever player. Next in was Aleksandar Mitrovic from Anderlecht for a reported £13 million. Finally at the end of the month there was the arrival of Chancel Mbemba. Unfortunately Mitrovic’s debut at the end of the month & the late arrival of Mbemba were too late for inclusion as new Toon Tracker profiles & they will get added next month. July saw a very indifferent set of results in pre season including the USA Tour. This months addition to the website is a complete end of season update of the clubs current 1st Team & Non 1st Team Toon Tracker Player Profiles. Sadly, due to lack of memory capacity; all the other Toon Tracker indexes can no longer be updated & will remain on the website as a reference to ex players from 2010 To 2014. The pre season also saw the arrival of ex Nottingham Forest ‘loanees’ Karl Darlow & Jamaal Lascelles, who finally got to wear the Newcastle shirt & are now added to the database. There has also been a cluster of non 1st team getting their chance at Newcastle. These 12 players are added so far, from the pre season:  Callum Douglas-(Elche, Spain), Yannick Aziakonou, Shane Donaghey, Owen Gallagher, Ben Kitchen, Oliver Long, Dan Lowther, Dani Koks (Ex Ajax Youth). Brandon Williams, Keiran Aplin, Oliver Walters & Gideon Adu Peprah.
 
JUL.1st
 
A late addition reached me too late of the previous days (Jun.30th) sacking by Leicester City of manager Nigel Pearson.
 
Paul Bracewell was promoted to 1st Team Coach at Sunderland.
 
Keiran Wrightson left North Shields to sign for Jarrow Roofing
 
As Newcastle’s squad returned after the summer break to begin pre season traning; the club gave 4 youngsters professional contracts: namely, Tom Heardman, Liam Smith, Jamie Sterry & Macaulay Gillesphey.
 
JUL.2nd
 
Newcastle finally announced the appintment o heir new coaching team to work with Steve McLaren. They are as follows: Paul Simpson & Ian Cathro Joint Assistant Coaches. Also appointed were: Alessandro Schoenmaker: Fitness Coach & Steve Black: Fitness Consultant.
 
Carl Finnigan signed for Botswana side Township Rollers.
 
Tommy Wright’s St. Johnstone began their Europa League Qualifying Round campaign with a 1st leg 1:0 defeat to Alathkert.
 
Paddy McLauglin began a trial with Gateshead.
 
JUL.4th
 
Stokesley drew with Marton in North Yorkshire & South Durham Cricket Premier League. James Beaumont hit an impressive 75 runs & also took 4 wickets for 60 runs.
 
Brian Reid’s first match in charge of Stranraer saw them draw 1:1 with Stirling Albion in a behind closed doors friendly.
 
JUL.5th
 
Paddy Atkinson’s Whitley Bay played their second pre season match on tour in Scotland, having played a weak eleven in a 1:0 win over Dalbeattie star the previous. On the 5yh they played stronger side Annan Athletic & lost 3;0. They gave a debut to Mark Bertram at right half & also featured trialist  Ryan McGorrigan as a sub at half time.
 
JUL.6th
 
After being on trial with the club, Adam Campbell signed for Notts. County
 
NUFC Fans Forum with new Head Coach Steve McClaren Present in the Sir Bobby Robson Suite SJP. Along with McClaren other clubs Representatives were: Lee Charnley (Managing Director), Bob Moncur (Club Ambassador), Lee Marshall (PR & Supporter Liason Manager), Eddie Rutherford (Head of Facilities), Steve Storey (Head of Safety & Security), Wendy Taylor (Head of Media), Stephen Tickle (Box Office Manager). Supporters Representatives present were: Dave Abbott, Gareth Beard, Steve Cole, Liam Hall, Steve Hastie, Sharron Lee, Paul Loughlin, Brian Parkin, Phil Patterson, Taylor Payne, Vishal Vedhara.  (Apologies from Kate Bradley, Gordon Gilchrist, David Maudlin, Adam Smith. Steve McClaren talked about getting his coaching team together & talked about creating a culture of professionalism. He also talked about his recent welcome email to the fans & how greater communication with them was now the aim. Talk about transfers aimed to reassure those present confirming that that certain targets were being closed in on.  Briefly other things discussed included: The clubs new training facility was explained as having its plans approved. Talk of Season Ticket renewal was upbeat, in contrary to press reports; saying renewal rates were strong. It was confirmed that the club has spent £47 000 on a Pa System & new speakers have been installed at SJP. 12 000 seats have also been replaced with new ones. Some corporate boxes have also under gone a refurbishment.        
 
JUL.7th
 
Newcastle’s Under 18’s kicked off the club Pre Season Friendly programme with a home match at Little Benton verses CORBY TOWN, They lost 2(2) : 3(0). The Goal Scorers were: MACKENZIE HEANEY (5 mins), JAMIE HOLMES (30 mins), NUFC
. KURTIS REVAN (3 GOALS- 42, 51 & 65 mins). Attendance Approx: 50 (excluding Coaching staff). Played 40 minutes each way. As well as the 3 trialists, there were debuts for Ben Kitchen, Yannick Aziakonou, Shane Donaghey, Owen Gallagher, & Dan Lowther. 
NUFC (1st Half): NATHAN HARKER, JAKE TRODD, BEN KITCHEN, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, BEN POLLOCK, SEAN LONGSTAFF, JACK HUNTER, DAN WARD, MACKENZIE HEANEY, Trialist 1- CALLUM DOULGAS-(Elche, Spain), JAMIE HOLMES.
NUFC (2nd Half): BEN SMITH, LEWIS SUDDICK, YANNICK AZIAKONOU, SHANE DONAGHEY, CALLUM SMITH, LOUIS JOHNSON, OWEN GALLAGHER, DAN LOWTHER, Trialist 2- DANI KOKS (Ex Ajax Youth), LEWIS McNALL, (Trialist 3- Unkown)
CORBU TOWN: SAM DONKIN, DANNY DRAPER, CONNOR KENNEDY, KALERN THOMAS, RICHARD ADIDEGBE, CURTIS HARTLEY, HUNTER,  KURTIS REVAN, ASHLEY SAMMONS, ED SMITH, GREG MILLS.
SUBS: (To Confirm if Used): LIAM KAUP-NORRIE, MORRISON, HAWES, BLACKWELL. 
 
Bedlington Terriers opened their pre season matches with a 5:3 victory over Red House Farm. Marc Walton scored 2 second half goals, with Liam Davison also played & player / manager Andy Ferrell coming on as a sub in the 53 mins 
 
Sammy Ameobi signed on loan to Cardiff City.
 
Blyth Spartans played their first pre season friendly, only losing 1:0 to Carlisle United. The side featured Alex Nicholson at right back & Michael Richardson at outside right.
 
JUL.8th
 
Adam Rundle
signed for Norton & Stockton Ancients.
 
JUL.9th
 
Nuneaton Town signed ‘Free Agent’ Marlon Harewood.
 
France Under 19’s played their second Group A match in the European Championships. They beat Ukraine 3:1, with Olivier Kemen played at left half.
 
Dick Advocaat & Paul Bracewell got Sunderland pre season underway with a 4:2 victory over Darlington 1883. Patrick Van Aanholt featured at left back, before being subbed at half time.
 
JUL.10th
 
Newcastle’s first team  travelled the short distance across the Tyne to play their opening pre season friendly ‘v’ GATESHEAD, at the Gateshead International Stadium. Newcastle won a frustrating evening 1:0, PAPISS CISSE
scoring the onlygoal with a penalty in the 6th minute. Numerous chances to increase the lead were either missed or saved by the keeper, while there was a late scare when Gateshead’s Rene Howe & River Allen combined in on goal, but were thwarted by an alert Woodman. Overall, it was an unconvincing first game. The attendance was 5258 & the referee was Geoff Eltringham from Sunderland. There were first half debuts for Ex Notts Forest players KARL DARLOW & JAMAAL LASCELLES. FREDDIE WOODMAN came on at half time to make his entrance into the senior side; with club fielding a complete different line up each half. Gateshead fielded Ex Newcastle MATTY PATTISON & JAMES MARWOOD & brought on CRAIG BAXTER, new signing PADDY McLAUGHLIN & MECHACK KANDA
NUFC (1st Half): KARL DARLOW, DARYL JANMAAT, MIKE WILLIAMSON, JAMAAL LASCELLES, MASSAIDO HAIDARA, VURNON ANITA, JACK COLBACK (capt), MOUSSA SISSOKO, SIEM DE JONG, YOAN GOUFFRAN, PAPISS CISSE
.
NUFC (2nd Half): FREDDIE WOODMAN, GAEL BIGIRIMANA, LUBO SATKA, CURTIS GOOD, SHANE FERGUSON, CHEICK TIOTE, AYOZE PEREZ, GABRIEL OBERTAN, ADAM ARMSTRONG, ROLANDO AARONS, EMMANUEL RIVIERE.
GATESHEAD: SAM RUSSELL (SUB- 45 SHAUN MACDONALD), SIMON RAMSDEN (SUB- 45 CRAIG BAXTER), JAMES CURTIS (SUB- 73 DEAN BRIGGS), BEN CLARK (SUB- 45 NATHAN BUDDLE), MATTY PATTISON, JOSH GILES (SUB- 66 MECHACK KANDA), ROB RAMSHAW (SUB- 57 RIVER ALLEN), JAMIE CHANDLER (SUB- 73 DILLON MORSE), JIMMY PHILLIPS (SUB- 57 PADDY McLAUGHLIN), JAMES MARWOOD (SUB- 77 JOE HAILES), JON SHAW (SUB- 45 RENE HOWE).    
 
The Under 21’s played a behind closed friendly at home at traning ground against HUDDERSFIELD TOWN & won 3:2. The goal scorers were LIAM SMITH (2 Goals) JAMIE HOLMES.
 
The Under 18’s also played a behind closed friendly; against MONKSEATON COLLEGE at the training ground. They won 3:2.
 
Gateshead signed trialist Paddy McLaughlin, ahead of their friendly match with Newcastle.
 
Crystal Palace signed Yohan Cabaye for a club record fee of £12.8 million.
 
Shay Given signed for Stoke City.
 
Adam Bartlett joined Hartlepool United.
 
JUL.11th
 
Newcastle’s McClaren & ‘team’ completed their first transfer signing of the pre season: Georginio Wijnaldum from PSV Eindhoven for a fee of about £14.5m. The clubs third highest ever player.
 
Neil McDonald’s Blackpool beat Lancaster City 3:1 in their first pre season friendly. Unfortunately events were marred by a 75th minute pitch invasion, which caused the match to be abandoned.
 
Bedlington Terriers won their second pre season friendly 3:2 in a closely fought match with Ashington Colliers. Marc Walton scored a ‘screamer’ in the 25th minute . Davison & Ferrell also started in the game. 
 
JUL.12th
 
France Under 19’s beat Greece 2:0 in their 3rd Group A match in the European Championship. Olivier Kemen featured, before being subbed in the 74th minute.
 
JUL.13th
 
Aaron Hughes signed for Australian side Melbourne City.
 
The Under 17’s began participation  in the Tipselit Gothia Cup (B17) Tournament, with a 1st Group 4 match defeat to IF BROMMAPOJKARNA, Losing 1:3, at the SKF Arena, Sweden. Matches played 40 mins each way.
 
JUL.14th
 
USA Pre Season Tour Match 1: CLUB ATLAS (MEXICO), Lost (1)1 : 2(2), USA (Neutral At Miller Park, Milwaukee). Goal
Scorers: BERESSIO (2 GOALS- 11 & 17 mins), C.Atlas. MOUSSA SISSOKO (45 mins), NUFC. Attendance: 21 256, Referee: Kevin Terry (Junior), USA. A disappointing first outing of the USA Tour. Newcastle were second best in the first half, but had
chances to equalise in the second half.  
NUFC: TIM KRUL (SUB- 45 KARL DARLOW), DARYL JANMAAT (SUB- 73 GAEL BIGIRIMANA), MIKE WILLIAMSON, JAMAAL LASCELLES, MASSADIO HAIDARA (SUB- 73 SHANE FERGUSON), VURNON ANI, but had chance to equaklise later in the game. TA, JACK COLBACK (capt), MOUSSA SISSOKO (SUB- 73 GABRIEL OBERTAN), SEIM DE JONG (SUB- 73 AYOZE PEREZ), YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 83 ROLANDO AARONS), PAPISS CISSE (SUB- 73 ADAM ARMSTRONG)
CLUB ATLAS: MIGUEL ANGEL PINTO, EISNER IVAN LOBOA (SUB- 83 FELIPE ABDIEL BALOY), WALTER KANNEMANN (SUB- 72 CARLOS ALBERTO ARREOLA), JUAN CARLOS VALENZUELA (SUB- 83 LUIS FERNANDO TELLES), JUAN CARLOS IVAN PINEDA, JUAN CARLOS MEDINA, ALDO LEAO RAMIREZ (capt) (SUB- 78 RODOLFO SALINAS), FRANCO FAUSTINO ARIZALA, CHRISTIAN ALEJANDRO TABO (SUB- 80 MARTIN BARRAGAN), JORGE ALEJANDRO ZARATE (SUB- 83 RODRIGO GODINEZ), GONZALO RUBEN BERGESSIO (SUB- 72 LUIS NERY CABALLERO)    
 
Gothia Cup Under 17’s Tournament Group 4 Match 2: against ACBB PARIS, Won 2(1) : 1(0), The goal scorers for Newcastle were; McKENZIE HEANEY (28 mins), DAN WARD (2nd Half- 42 mins). The goal for Paris was scored by DE DINECHIN ANATOLE (35 mins); At the SKF Arena
NUFC: (Included) DAN WARD, MACKENZIE HEANEY.
PARIS: (Included) LE GENTIL MAXIME, DE DINECHIN ANATOLE, HARANI ADAM, GUAIS YANIS
 
Gateshead defeated Dunston UTS in their second pre season friendly; 2:0. Baxter, Pattison & McLaughlin all started in the game, with Kanda coming on in the 80th minute. Burrell featured for Dunston,. 
 
Damian Duff signed for Shamrock Rovers.
 
Hartlepool United beat Harrogate Railway 2:0 in a pre season friendly. Adam Bartlett made his debut coming on at half time.
 
West Auckland Town beat a youthful Carlisle United XI 1:0 in a pre season friendly. There were debuts for  Stuart Bath & Joe Kendrick.
 
JUL.15th
 
Newcastle Under 17’s won their final Tipselit Gothia Cup Under 17’s Elite Group 4 match 3; v IFK GOTHENBORG. They won 2(2):1(0). Goal Scorers: LEWIS McNALL (2 Goals- 8 & 21 mins), No: 18 (60 mins).
NUFC: (Included) NATHAN HARKER, LIAM TRODD, LEWIS SUDDICK
GOTHENBORG: (Included) GIDEON ADU-PEPRAH
The result left them requiring an independent penalty shoot out.  GROUP 4:- P3, W2, D0, L1, F5, A5, Points- 6
 
JUL.16th
 
The Under 17’s were second, in Group 4 & a penalty shoot to decide who progresses was required. This was v HALMSTAD BK. (without a match prior). Keeper NATHAN HARKER saved number of penalties at the SKF Arena.
 
The Gothia Cup Play Off Quarter Final A. tie followed & unfortunately Newcastle lost 0:1 to RIGHT TO DREAM (GHANA). The play offs now follow later in the week.
NUFC (Included) BEN KITCHEN (Yellow Card) 
RTD: (Included) IBRAHIM ABU SADIQ, COLLINS TANOR, ERNEST AGYIRI 
 
France Under 19’s lost 2:0 to Spain the European Championships Quarter Final. Olivier Kemen played the whole game.  
 
Conor Newton signed for Cambridge United.
 
JUL.17th
 
The Gothia Cup Play Off  5th To 8th Place Matches. AIK FF, Lost 2:3, at the SKF Arena.  Goal Scorers: OLIVER LONG (47 mins), LEWIS McNALL (57 mins), NUFC.
No: 8 (32 mins), No: 10 (36 mins), No: 20 (49 mins), AIK.
NUFC: Included) OLIVER LONG, SHANE DONAGHEY, LEWIS McNALL  
 
Blyth Spartans continued the pre season preparations with a 5:2 victory over Ashington. Michael Richardson hit a hat trick in the second half. Ashington’s line up included trialist Jonathyn Quinn at inside left; as well as new signings Liam Atkin at right back & Matty Grieve at left half. Paul Dunn was a second half sub.
 
JUL.18th
 
USA Pre Season Tour Match 2: SACRAMENTO REPUBLIC, Won 1(0) : 0(0),
(Away at Bonney Field, Sacramento). ATT: 11 432, Referee: Chipalo Street (Washington DC).
Goal Scorer: JAMES KIFFE (OG- 48 mins). GEORGIO WIJNALDUM’s Debut. Hairdara was sent off in the 65th minute.
NUFC: TIM KRUL (SUB- 45 FREDDIE WOODMAN), DARYL JANMAAT, MIKE WILLIAMSON, JAMAAL LASCELLES (SUB- 45 STEVEN TAYLOR), MASSADIO HAIDARA (Sent Off- 65 mins), VURNON ANITA, JACK COLBACK (capt), MOUSSA SISSOKO, SEIM DE JONG (SUB- 69 AYOZE PEREZ), GABRIEL OBERTAN (SUB- 69 ROLANDO AARONS), PAPISS CISSE (SUB- GEORGIO WIJNALDUM)
SACRAMENTO: PATRICK McLAIN, EMRAH KLIMENTA, MICKE DALY, NEMANJA VUKOVIC, JAMES KIFFE, DANNY BARRERA, MAX ALVAREZ (SUB- 83 JOAQUIN RIVAS), IVAN MIRKOVIC, RODRIGO LOPEZ (capt), THOMAS STEWART (SUB- 72 CAMERON IWASA), DAVID ESTRADA (SUB- 55 OCTAVIO GUZMAN),
 
Alex Kitchen likely featured for Tranmere rovers along with a number of other trialists in their pre season 2:1 defeat to Cammell Laird 1907.
 
Cardiff City drew 2:2 with Shrewsbury Town in a pre season friendly. Sammy Ameobi made his debut; featuring in the first half.
 
JUL.20th
 
James Tavernier
signed for an undisclosed fee for Glasgow Rangers.
 
Ashington beat a Hartlepool United XI 5:0 in a friendly. The line up once again featured Atkin, Grieve, Quinn & sub Dunn.
 
JUL.21st
 
Newcastle signed Aleksandar Mitrovic for a reported £13 million, from Anderlecht.
 
Newcastle ended their USA Tour with a 4:3 defeat to PORTLAND TIMBERS T2 at Providence Park, Portland. The goal scorers new signing GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM (6mins) & ROLANDO AARONS (2 Goals- 75 & 76 mins) for Newcastle & FATAWU SAFIU (13 mins), ANTHONY MANNING (23 mins), TAYLOR PEAY (30 mins) & NICK BESLER (70 mins) for Portland.
Attendance: 15 069  Referee: Levi J. Rippy (Washington, USA).
NUFC: KARL DARLOW (SUB 45 FREDDIE WOODMAN), GAEL BIGIRIMANA, LUBO SATKA, SHANE FERGUSON, ROLANDO AARONS, MEDHI ABEID (SUB- 65 VURNON ANITA), GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM (SUB- 45 DARYL JANMAAT), MOUSSA SISSOKO (capt), (SUB- 45 GABRIEL OBERTAN), AYOZE PEREZ, YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 75 SIEM DE JONG), PAPISS CISSE (SUB- 45 ADAM ARMSTRONG).
PORTLAND T2: JAKE GLEESON (SUB- 49 JUSTIN LUTHY), TAYLOR PEAY, RENNICO CLARKE, ANTHONY MANNING, ANDY THOMA, JEANDERSON, MICHAEL NANCHOFF (capt), GEORGE FOCHIVE, NICK BESLER, FATAWU SAFIU (SUB- 64 BLAIR GAVIN), KHARLTON BELMAR (SUB- 64 RUNDELL WINCHESTER).    
 
Newcastle Under 21’s played their first match of their Pre Season Dutch Tour. They defeated VITESSE ARNHEM ‘JONG’, 4(1):3(2); at the Sport Complex Papendal Ground. Goal Scorers: THOMAS OUDE KOTTE (6 mins), UROS DJURDJEVIC (24 mins), ABIOLA DAUDA (70 mins), Vitesse. OG (1) JEROEN HOUWEN (38 mins from a Barlaser cross), LIAM SMITH (Pen- 49 mins), DANI KOKS (Trialist- 56 mins), OG (2)- WELLINGTON VERLOO (60 mins), NUFC. Attendance: Approx: 100. Referee: Marcel Branden.
NUFC: PAUL WOOLSTON, JAMIE STERRY (SUB- 61 MICHAEL NEWBERRY), KEVIN MBABU (SUB- 45 JAMIE COBAIN), DANIEL BARLASER (SUB- 61 SEAN LONGSTAFF), CALLUM WILLIAMS, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY (SUB- 61 DAN WARD), HARIS VUCKIC (SUB- 61 KYLE CAMERON), LIAM SMITH, ALEX GILLIEAD, DANI KOKS (Trialist), ADAM LAIDLER (SUB- 61 JACK HUNTER).
VITESSE: (Included): JEROEN HOUWEN, KEVIN DIKS, THOMAS OUDE KOTTE, JORIS (LESSER) KLEINE-HOLTE, WELLINGTON VERLOO, MOHAMMED OSMAN, ELMO LIEFTINK, DANILO PANTIC (SUB- 70 EWOUT GOUW), ARSHAK KORYAN, UROS DJURDJEVIC, ABIOLA DAUDA.
 
Stewart Bath signed for West Auckland Town, having already featured in a couple of friendly matches.
 
Dunston UT beat Harton & Westoe 3:0 in a friendly. Their first goal was scored by debutant Alex Francis in the 54th mute. Dale Burrell also featured. 
 
JUL.22nd
 
A Newcastle Under 18’s XI played a friendly at Little Benton against a WHITLEY BAY XI side. They drew 2 (0) : 2 (2).
Goal Scorers were: CHRIS REID (6 mins)- (Assist MARK BERTRAM), CALLUM ANDERSON (8 mins)- W.Bay. LEWIS SUDDICK (75 mins), BRANDON WILLIAMS (82 mins). NUFC. Ben Smith saved a penalty by Stephen Young in the 54th minute. Debuts at this level were handed to ex Manchester Lads FC GIDEON ADU PEPRAH, also KEIRAN APLIN & OLIVER WALTERS & goal scorer BRANDON WILLIAMS. 
NUFC: BEN SMITH, JAKE TRODD (SUB- LEWIS SUDDICK), BEN POLLOCK, ADU-PEPRAH, BEN KITCHEN (SUB. 2nd Half- WALTERS), OWEN GALLAGHER (SUB. 2nd Half- BRANDON WILLIAMS), CRAIG SPOONER (SUB. 2nd. Half- SHANE DONAGHEY), DAN LOWTHER (SUB. 2nd. Half- APLIN), MACKENZIE HEANEY, OLIVER LONG (SUB. 2nd Half- CALLUM SMITH), LEWIS McNALL (SUB. 2nd Half - LOUIS JOHNSON).
W.BAY: ANDY JENNISON, STEVE GIBSON, CHRIS REID, CALLUM ANDERSON, MICHAEL LAWS, CHRIS McDONALD, JAKE RICHARDSON, MARK BERTRAM, PETER WATLING, KRISS GOSS, ALEX KEMPSTER (2nd Half SUBS- - DAN GLADSTONE, MATTY FLYNN, SAM NORRIS, KRIS HUGHES, NATHAN JACK, STEPHEN BUZZEO, STEPHEN YOUNG, DAY.
 
Bedlington Terriers lost 6:2 to AFC Newbiggin in a friendly. The Bedlington goals were scored by play / manager Andy Ferrell & Marc Walton.
 
JUL.23rd
 
Newcastle’s Under 21’s won their second Dutch Tour match 2:1 v ‘JONG’ FC. UTRECHT. Away at the Schilderachtig sport park. After a goalless first half the goals were scored by DANI KOKS (2 Goals- 74 & 85 mins), NUFC
. JUNIOR VAN DER VELDEN (83 mins), Utrecht. Attendance: 250
NUFC: BRENDAN PEARSON, KEVIN MBABU (SUB- 61 LIAM SMITH), ADAM LAIDLER (SUB- 61 MACAULAY GILLESPHEY), JACK HUNTER (SUB- 61 DANIEL BARLASER), MICHAEL NEWBERRY (SUB- 61 CALLUM WILLIAMS), JAMIE COBAIN, DAN WARD, SEAN LONGSTAFF, DANI KOKS (Trialist), HARIS VUCKIC (SUB- 61 ALEX GILLIEAD).
UTRECHT: MENNO HEUS (SUB- 45 BOB VAN DER HOEK), STEN VREEKAMP (SUB- 68 ENRIQUE EMERENCIA), MYENTYABENA, DARREN ROSHEUVEL, JEAN-PAUL DE JONG (SUB- 68 JUNIOR VAN DER VEKDEN), SOFYAN AMRABAT, ERWIN DE GROOT (SUB- 68 JORIS VAN ROOIJEN), NASSIR EL AISSATI, GYRANO KERK (SUB- 82 HAMZA BOUKARI), SYLLA SOW (SUB- 60 RODNEYANTWI) , HAMZA BOUKHARI (SUB- 68 ANTHONY BERENSTEIN).
 
Ryan Taylor began a trial with Hull City.
 
JUL.26th
 
Newcastle continued their pre season friendly programme, back in the UK with a friendly at Bramwell Lane; home of SHEFFIELD UNITED for Chris Morgan’s Testimonial. The game ended in a 2 (1) : 2 (0) draw. The goal scorers were;  GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM (40 mins), SIEM DE JONG ( 79 mins), NUFC
. MARC McNULTY (49 mins), KIERON FREEMAN (86 mins), SHEFF.UTD. Attendance: 12 002, Referee: Andrew J. Madley from West Yorkshire.
The Blades featured ex youth Chris Basham.
NUFC: TIM KRUL, DARYL JANMAAT (capt), MIKE WILLIAMSON, STEVEN TAYLOR (SUB- 69 JAMAAL LASCELLES), MASSADIO HAIDARA, VURNON ANITA (SUB- 59 GABRIEL OBERTAN), JACK COMBACK, MOUSSA SISSOKO (SUB- 80 MEHDI ABEID), GEORGINIO (SUB- 73 SIEM DE JONG), AYOZE PEREZ (SUB- 45 ROLANDO AARONS), PAPISS CISSE (SUB- 80 ADAM ARMSTRONG).
SHEFF.UTD: GEORGE LONG, KIERON FREEMAN, NEILL COLLINS (SUB- 87 CHRIS MORGAN), JAY McEVELEY (capt) (SUB- 85 KIERAN WALLACE), CALLUM McFADZEAN, MARTYN WOLFORD (SUB-45 JAMAL CAMPBELL-RYCE), CHRIS BASHAM (SUB- 75 JAMES WALLACE), JOSE BAXTER (SUB- 69 LOUIS REED), JAMIE MURPHY (SUB- 58 STEFAN SCOUGALL), MARC McNULTY (SUB- 60 MAT DONE), CHE ADAMS (SUB- 60 CONOR SAMMON)
 
Newcastle Under 21’s lost to ‘JONG’ AJAX, 3(1) : 7(3) in their third pre season match of their Dutch Tour; at the Ajax Amsterdam Arena Training Pitch (Behind Closed Doors). Goal Scorers: DANNY BAKKER (2 GOALS- 1st Half & 2nd Half), HENDRICKS (1st Half), DONNY VAN DE BEEK (2 Goals- 1st Half & 2nd Half), CERNY, ZAKARIA EL AZZOUZI (75 mins) Ajax. HARIS VUCKIC (2 GOALS- 1st Half & 2nd Half), JAMIE COBAIN (2nd Half), NUFC. 
NUFC: BRENDAN PEARSON, KEVIN MBABU (SUB- 75 KYLE CAMERON), ADAM LAIDLER, JACK HUNTER, CALLUM WILLIAMS, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, ALEX GILLIEAD, LIAM SMITH (SUB- 75 DAN WARD), SEAN LONGSTAFF (SUB- 75 JAMIE COBAIN), DANIEL BARLASER, HARIS VUCKIC.
AJAX: ANDRE ONANA, TERRY LARTEY-SANNIEZ (SUB- 65 ABDEL MALEK EL HASNAUOI), DAMON MIRANI, DJANGO WARMERDAM (SUB- 75 MILAN VISSIE), DAMIL DANKERLUI, PELLE CLEMENT, DONNY VAN DE BEEK, DANNY BAKKER, ROBERT MURIC, SAM HENDRICKS (SUB- 70 ZAKARIA EL AZZOUZI), ELTON ACOLATSE (SUB- 30 VACLAV CERNY).
 
James Coppinger’s Testimonial took place at the Keepmote, with Doncaster Rovers & Middlesbrough playing out a goalless draw.
 
Hartlepool lost 5:3 to Gateshead in a friendly, with Adam Bartlett coming on as a sub in the 66th minute for his debut. Gateshead’s side included Baxter, Pattison, & sub McLaughlin.
 
JUL.27th
 
NUFC Under 17’s kicked off their Dale Farm Milk Cup Tournament in Northern Ireland, campaign with a 2(1) : 0(0) win over HIGASHI FUKUOKA (Japan) at the Riada Stadium, Ballymoney. Premier Section Group Match 1. The goal scorers were BEN POLLOCK (23 mins), MACKENZIE HEANEY (McCUBBIN) (2nd Half). (all Matches played 30 mins each way)
NUFC (Included): PAUL WOOLSTON, OLIVER LONG, MACKENZIE HEANEY, BEN POLLOCK (capt),  
Full line ups are not known. The clubs full squad of 18 for the tournament was as follows: NATHAN HARKER, KEATON MARRS,
YANNICK KOMI AZIAKONOU, LEWIS GIBSON, JAKE ALLAN TRODD, BEN POLLOCK, GIDEON ADU-PEPRAH, BEN NATHAN KITCHEN, KIERAN APLIN, OWEN JOHN GALLAGHER, CRAIG SPOONER, DAN ROBERT LOWTHER, MACKENZIE HEANEY (McCUBBIN), OLIVER LONG, CALLUM LEE SMITH, LEWIS McNALL, SHANE PATRICK DONAGHEY, BRANDON WILLIAMS
 
Ryan Taylor signed for Hull City following a brief trial.
 
JUL.28th
 
NUFC Under 17’s played in the Milk Cup Tournament & the match resulted in a 1:3 defeat to RIGHT TO DREAM (Ghana), at the Showgrounds in Ballymena, in their second group match. Newcastle’s goal scorer was MACKENZIE HEANEY.
 
Adam Armstrong
went out on loan to Coventry City.
 
Shildon defeated Seaham Red Star 3:1 for the John Hay Trophy. Mark Donninger scored their first, while Lee Kerr scored the Seaham goal.
 
Blackburn Rovers drew 1:1 with Bury in friendly & new trialist Dannie Guthrie came on as a sub at half time at right half.
 
JUL.29th
 
Newcastle travelled to play YORK CITY away at Booth Crescent on a wet Wednesday evening in a pre season friendly. They lost 1(0) : 2(2).
The goal scorers were: ANTHONY STRAKER (16 mins), TRIALIST ‘A’ – THOMPSON (20 mins), York. ROLANDO AARONS (75 mins) NUFC. Although their line up was a mixture of regular first team players & young fringe layers; it was a below par performance. They did hand a debut to ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC  as subs both OLIVIER KEMEN & LEWIS SUDDICK. The attendance was 5406 & the referee was Scott Duncan from Northumberland 
NUFC: KARL DARLOW (SUB- 45 ROB ELLIOT), SIEM DE LONG (capt), YOAN GOUFFRAN, JAMAAL LASCELLES, ROLANDO AARONS (SUB- 58 OLIVIER KEMEN), AYOZE PEREZ, MEHDI ABEID, SHANE FERGUSON, GAEL BIGIRIMANA, LUBOMIR SATKA, ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC (SUB- 70 LEWIS SUDDICK)
YORK: SCOTT FLINDERS, MARVIN McCOY, JAMES BERRETT, JOHN McCOMBE, LUKE SUMMERFIELD, VADAINE OLIVER, RUSSELL PENN (capt) (SUB- 54 TOM PLATT), ANTHONY STRAKER, KEITH LOWE, DAVID WINFIELD, TRIALIST ‘A’. (SUBS- 65- TRIALIST ‘B’, GEORGE SWAN, EDDIE NOLAN, FEMI ILESANMI, LINDON MEIKLE, BEN GODFREY, JOSH CARSON, CALLUM RZONCA  
 
The Under 21’s played the final match of their Dutch Tour & they lost
2 (1) :1 (1) to AZ ALKMAAR (Reserves/Jong). The match played on Alkmaar’s Training Pitch within the grounds complex
. The goal scorers were: DENNI AVDIC (7 mins), LEVI GARCIA (81 mins), AZ; & SEAN LONGSTAFF (21 mins) NUFC 
NUFC: BRENDAN PERASON, KEVIN MBABU, ADAM LAIDLER, DAN WARD, CALLUM WILLIAMS, KYLE CAMERON, JAMIE COBAIN, SEAN LONGSTAFF, DANIEL BARLASER, DANI KOKS, LIAM SMITH.
AZ: KOEN BUCKER, DJAVAN ANDERSON (SUB- 59 LEVI OPDAM), JORIS KRAMER, PANTELIS HATZIDIAKOS, DONNY GORTER (SUB- 59 JELLE HOPMAN), JOEL DONALD (SUB- 59 VIKTOR KARL EINARSSON), STIJN SPIERINGS (SUB- 59 ALEXANDER HEGI SIGURDARSON), JEREMY HELMER (SUB- 59 GUUS VAN WEERDENBURG), GUSS HUPPERTS, DENNI AVDIC (SUB- 59 JAMES EFMORFIDIS), RAYMOND GYASI (SUB- 59 LEVI GARCIA).
 
Over in Northern Ireland the UNDER 17’s played their final Milk Cup group match, beating COUNTY TYRONE 4:0; at Limavady. The goal corers were; BEN POLLOCK, BRANDON WILLIAMS, OWEN GALLAGHER & LEWIS McNALL.The result only qualified them for the Globe Trophy; which is the second level.
 
Freddie Woodman
went out loan to Crawley Town & made his debut in 3:0 win over Nuneaton in a friendly.
 
JUL.30th
 
The Milk Cup Globe Trophy (second level) Semi Final match took place verses STRIKERS FC (USA). They won 5 (2) :1 (0) at Broughshane. MACKENZIE HEANEY scored at hat trick. Goal Scorers; BEN POLLOCK (18 mins), CALLUM SMITH (31 mins), MACKENZIE HEANEY (3 Goals 2nd Half?: 38, 63 & 64 mins), NUFC.
GUILLAUME MARNEAU (59 mins), Strikers.  .
 
NUFC (Included): MACKENZIE HEANEY, CRAIG SPOONER, BEN POLLOCK, CALLUM SMITH
STRIKERS: (Included): CHARLES WEHAN, CHRISTIAN BOND-FLASZA, DAVID POLSON. SUB- 2nd Half- GUILLAUME MARNEAU.  . 
 
Newcastle finally confirmed the signed of Chancel Mbemba from Anderlecht.
 
Patrick Nzuri signed for Sligo Rovers
 
JUL.31st
 
The Milk Cup Globe Trophy (second level) Final took place verses O’HIGGINS (Chile) at the Coleraine Showgrounds. They lost 0(0 : 2
(2). Goal Scorers:FRANCISCO EDUARDO LIBERONA (55 mins), DAVID ANDRES SALAZAAR (59 mins). Meneses had a goal ruled out for offside in the 1st Half
NUFC (Included): NATHAN HARKER, DAN LOWTHER, MACKENZIE HEANEY. CALLUM SMITH, KIERAN APLIN
O’HIGGINS (Included): HUGO ALEJANDRO HERRERA, JHON ALEJANDRO AVILA, MENESES, DAVID ANDRES SALAZAAR.
 
Newcastle took Ivan Toney on trial from Northampton.
 
Andy Woodman goalkeeping coach released by Newcastle.
 
QPR signed James Perch for an undisclosed fee.

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BULLETIN 51 - AUGUST 2015 REVIEW

lost they final friendly of the pre season, after an indifferent pre season; before kicking off their Premier League programme at home to Southampton. An exciting 2:2 draw entertained the crowd. Prior to the seasons opener, they signed Northampton Town youngster Ivan Toney. Soon into the season they signed French International  Florian Thauvin from Marseille. Going in the opposite direction was Remy Cabella on loan to Marseille & then Abeid who was sold to Panathinaikos. Both Thauvin & Toney’s profiles, are now added to the Toon Tracker database. However, those of Mitrovic & Mbemba will be added next month & any other new signings. It has also come light the database has missed out ex reserve Peter Wright; who now also gets added into the Ex Non 1st. Team Section. The remainder of the month proved a difficult start to the season, with first team yet to win. There was also Capital One League Cup 2nd. Round action at home to Northampton Town. A convincing 4;1 win saw them ease into the next round. This month finally sees the entry onto the websites database of a comprehensive history of The White Rose Club, whom amalgamated with the West End & they broke away again. (A special thanks to Barry for his input into the cricket research).

Finally, on a sad note; ex Newcastle & Berwick player Tom Paterson died on August 7th aged 88.
 
Obituary:  THOMAS A. (TOM) PATERSON
DIED: AUGUST 7th.2015, GATESHEAD (Aged 88).
DOB: APRIL 3rd.1927, LOCHORE, FIFE, SCOTLAND
Position: LEFT WINGER
NUFC: Total / League Apps; 2; 0 Goals
Career:
RAITH ROVERS (JAN.1946 To JUL.1946).
LOCHGELLY ALBERT (JUL.1946 To MAR.1948).
LEICESTER CITY (MAR.1948 To JUN.1950- 17 Apps).
NUFC (TRANSFER FEE- £2500 JUN.1950 To JUL.1952- 2 Apps),
WATFORD (TRANSFER FEE- £750 JUL.1952 To JUL.1955- 48 Apps).
BERWICK RANGERS (JUL.1955 To 1957- Retired Due To Injury)
Tom’s football career began in his homeland of Scotland. In March 1948, Leicester City signed him in the post war era. His versatility as an outside forward also him play inside forward & after 17 first team appearances for Leicester; Newcastle signed hi for £2500 in June 1950. He had stiff competition for a place in the first team from Mitchell & Hannah but manage to make 2 first team appearances. His debut came on  Christmas Day 1950 verses Middlesbrough in a 2:1 defeat. In July 1952, Watford signed him for £70. Here he gained a great deal more first team football & featured for the Hornets a total of 48 times. His next club would prove to be his last when he signed for Berwick Rangers in 1955. In 1957 sustained a serious knee injury & had to retire from playing. In his later life he resided in Gateshead. He died after battling ill health aged 88 on August 7th 2015. 
 
AUG.1st
 
Newcastle’s last pre season friendly was at home to BORUSSIA MONCHENGLADBACH, They were unlucky to lost 1(0) : 0(0) due to a defensive error. Goal Scorer: THORGAN HAZARD (65 mins). Sissoko hit the bar after 46 mins & Mitrovic hit the post in front of an open goal in the 85th. minute. CHANCEL MBEMBA made his debut as sub.
Attendance: 21 088, Referee: Jon Moss (West Yorkshire). 
NUFC: TIM KRUL (capt), DARYL JANMAAT (SUB- 62 CHANCEL MBEMBA), MIKE WILLIAMSON, STEVEN TAYLOR, MASSADIO HAIDARA, VURNON ANITA (SUB- 75 SIEM DE JONG), JACK COLBACK, MOUSSA SISSOKO (SUB- 81 AYOZE PEREZ), GEORGINO WIJNALDUM, GABRIEL OBERTAN (SUB- 62 ROLANDO AARONS), PAPISS CISSE (SUB- 62 ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC).
BORUSSIA: YANN SOMMER, TONY JANTSCHKE (capt) (SUB- 76 ROEL BROUWERS), ANDREAS CHRISTENSEN, MARVIN SCHULZ (SUB- 76 HAVARD NORDTVEIT), OSCAR WENDT (SUB- 61 ALVARO DOMINGUEZ), IBRAHIMA TRAORE (SUB- 84 MARLON RITTER), GRANIT XHAKA (SUB- 76 JULIAN KORB), MAHMOUD DAHOUD (SUB- 61 FABIAN JOHNSON), PATRICK HERRMANN (SUB- 61 JOSIP DRMIC), LARS STINDL, RAFFAEL CAETANO DE ARAUJO (SUB- 61 THORGAN HAZARD).      
 
Coventry City gave Adam Armstrong his debut in a friendly 0:0 draw with Oxford United.  He came off with 9 minutes tp go.
 
Recent signing Patrick Nzuzi made his Irish Premier debut for Sligo Rovers, wearing Squad Number 29. They lost 2:3 to Limerick.
 
Shildon won the Cleator Cup, beating Marske United 2:0. Mark Doninger came on as a sub in the 67th minute.
 
Robbie Dale’s Testimonial took place at Blyth Spartans, who took on a Sunderland XI. They lost 1:0. They featured Michael Richardson at inside left & Alex Nicholson at outside left.
 
Dunston UTS defeated Kendal Town 4:3 in a friendly. Alex Francis scored in the 72nd minute & Dale Burrell also featured.
 
A Gateshead XI lost 4:3 to Newcastle Benfield in a friendly. Kanda was on target for Gateshead. Chris Carr possibly scored one of the Benfield goals.
 
Ryan Peter Robson McKinnon signed for Consett.
 
AUG.2nd
 
The Under 21’s played their final pre season friendly against GATESHEAD. They Lost 1(0) ; 2(1), Behind Closed Doors Friendly at The Darsley Park Training Ground
. The goal scorers were; JOSH GILLIES (12 mins), NATHAN BUDDLE (76 mins), Gateshead. ALEX GILLIEAD (56 mins), NUFC. 
NUFC: BRENDAN PEARSON, KEVIN MBABU, LUBO STAKA, CALLUM WILLIAMS (SUB- 2nd Half MACAULAY GILLESPHEY), ADAM LAIDLER, JAMIE COBAIN, LIAM SMITH, JACK HUNTER (SUB- 2nd Half- DAN WARD), CALLUM ROBERTS (SUB- 2nd Half LEWIS SUDDICK), SEAN LONGSTAFF, ALEX GILLIEAD.
GATESHEAD: SAM RUSSELL, CRAIG BAXTER, BEN CLARK (SUB- 45 JAMES CURTIS), NATHAN BUDDLE, MATTY PATTISON (SUB- 45 JORDAN CRANSTON), SIMON RAMSDEN (SUB- 45 JIMMY PHILLIPS), PADDY McLAUGHLIN (SUB- 85 DEAN BRIGGS), JAMIE CHANDLER (SUB- 65 RIVER ALLEN), JOSH GILLIES (SUB- 85 JOE HAILES), ROB RAMSHAW (SUB- 57 JON SHAW), RYAN BOWMAN (SUB- 57 DANNY JOHNSON).
 
QPR drew 1:1 with Atalanta in a friendly. James Perch made his debut at inside left
 
AUG.3rd
 
Chelsea lost 1:0 to Arsenal in the FA Community Shield.  Loic Remy played the first half up front. Debuchy was an unused sub.
 
Everton hosted Duncan Ferguson’s Testimonial. ‘Big Dunc’ featured as an 84th minute sub in his sides 2:1 defeat to Villareal.
 
AUG.4th
 
The club held their ‘annual’ Open Training Session for the public at SJP
. The free event was attended by a staggering 14000 supporters in the East Stand, Gallowgate, Leazes & Milburn Stands. The action kicked off at 10am with the Foundation & the clubs Academy doing a skills session on the pitch. Steve McClaren then put the players through a training session from 10:45 am & some fans then took part in challenges on the pitch with the players & over a 100 Junior Mags went to a signing session with the players. 
 
The club appointed ex goalkeeper Steve Smith as their new goalkeeper coach.
 
Terry Mac, Howey & Beresford book signing of a new book called ‘Going the Distance’
 
AUG.5th
 
Blackburn Rovers signed Danny Guthrie.
 
Jonathyn Stephen Quinn signed for Ashington.
 
Jonathan Carmichael signed for Washington.
 
AUG.6th
 
Newcastle signed trialist Ivan Toney from Northampton Town for a undisclosed fee
 
Darren Ambrose signed for Colchester United.
 
Jak Alnwick signed for Port Vale.
 
AUG.7th
 
Shane Ferguson
went out on loan to Millwall.
 
Newton Aycliffe signed free agent Alex Kitchen.
 
Chris Hughton’s Brighton kicked off their league programme a day early & gained a 1:0 victory over Nottingham Forest. The only goal of the game was scored by Kazenga Lua Lua in the 50th minute.
 
AUG.8th
 
Newcastle’s UNDER 21’s opened their league programme away at the Bucks Head Stadium, AFC Telford verses WOLVES. They lost 1(1) : 3(2). The Goal Scorers were: HARIS VUCKIC (3 mins), NUFC.
JORDAN GRAHAM (16 mins), BRADLEY REID (2 GOALS- 42 &  72 mins). Wolves. Newcastle gave IVAN TONEY his debut for the club. Referee: ?   Attendance: ?
NUFC: BRENDAN PEARSON, JAMIE COBAIN, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, LUBO SAKA, ADAM LAIDLER, ALEX GILLIEAD, OLIVIER KEMEN, LIAM SMITH (SUB- 65 CALLUM ROBERTS), HARIS VUCKIC, SEAN LONGSTAFF, IVAN TONEY.
WOLVES: JON FLATT, AARON SIMPSON, TOMMY ROWE, DECLAN WEEKS, REGAN UPTON, ASHLEY CARTER, JORDAN GRAHAM (SUB- 81 EUSEBIO BANCESSI), RYAN RAINEY (SUB- 72 CONNOR HUNTE), BRADLEY REID, CONNOR RONAN (SUB- 66 CALLUM HARRIS), SYLVAIN DESCLANDES.
 
Newcastle’s UNDER 18’s also kicked off their academy league programme with a goalless draw away at Clayton Wood to STOKE CITY. There were Under 18’s competitive debuts for ADU-PEPRAM, DONAGHEY& KITCHEN.
NUFC: PAUL WOOLSTON, JAKE TRODD, BEN KITCHEN, GIDEON ADU-PEPRAM, BEN POLLOCK, DAN WARD (SUB- 2nd Half CRAIG SPOONER), LEWIS SUDDICK, SHANE DONAGHEY, LEWIS McNALL (SUB- 2nd Half OWEN GALLAGHER), MACKENZIE HEANEY, CALLUM SMITH (SUB- 2nd Half  OLIVER LONG)
STOKE: To add
 
A ‘Toon Tracker Round Up’ of the opening day of the season now follows: Adam Armstrong scored both his sides goals on his competitive debut for Coventry City. He netted in the 15th & 62nd  minutes in his sides 2:0 win over Gary Caldwell’s Wigan Athletic.
 
Sammy Ameobi made his on loan competitive debut for Cardiff City; as a 63rd minute sub in a 1:1 draw with Fulham in the championship.
 
Shane Ferguson was also a debutant sub for Millwall. He came on in the 74th minute in their 2:1 victory at Shrewsbury Town, in League One.
 
Crawley Town draw 1:1 with Oxford United in League Two, with Freddie Woodman making his competitive debut, the last of Newcastle’s 4 ‘out on loan’ players.   
 
In the Premier League, AFC Bournemouth lost their opening game 1:0, after a closely fought game. Dan Gosling started at outside right, before coming off with 6 minutes to go.
 
Swansea City gained a very credible 2:2 draw at Chelsea. Wayne Routledge was a 71st minute sub.
 
Sunderland lost 4:2 to Leicester City in an poor display which featured Patrick Van Aanholt in defence.
 
Premiership new boys Norwich City, lost 3:1 at Pardew’s Crystal Palace. Sebastian Bassong featured at right half. Palace gave a debut to Yohan Cabaye.
 
In the Championship; Danny Guthrie made his debut for Blackburn Rovers in their 2:1 defeat to Wolves. He played at outside right & was subbed in the 75th minute.
 
QPR lost 2:0 at Charlton Athletic & James Perch played at right back.
 
Ryan Taylor had a good debut for Hull. His side won 3:0 against Huddersfield. He played 65 mins at right back, before being replaced.
 
In League One, Darren Ambrose had a good day on his debut; he scored in the 56th minute in their 2:2 draw with Neil McDonald’s Blackpool. Ambrose played at outside right, before coming off in the 82nd minute.
 
Port Vale played out a goalless draw at Crewe, with both goalkeeper Jak Alnwick making his debut & Remie Streete at centre half.
 
Veteran James Coppinger was in Doncaster’s line up in their 1:1 draw with Bury, playing at inside right..
 
Sheffield United crashed 4:0 at Gillingham, with Chris Basham at right half.
 
Peterborough United also had a poor start to the season, losing 2:0 ay Rochdale. Marcus Maddison played at outside left, coming off with 6 minutes to go.
 
Bradford City crashed 4:1 at Swindon Town, with Billy Knott playing 72 minutes up front.
 
In League Two Adam Bartlett kept a clean sheet on debut for Hartlepool. They beat Morecambe 2:0.
 
Cambridge United defeated Newport County 3:0. Ryan Donaldson played the first half at centre half & Conor Newton played up front.
 
Bristol Rovers lost 1:0 to Northampton Town, with Dan Leadbitter in the side.
 
At Conference level, in the newly named Vanarama Nation League, Gateshead opened their season with 2:1 win at Aldershot. Only Craig Baxter of the ex Newcastle players made the side, played at right back.
 
Dover went down 2:1 at Barrow. Dover’s goal was scored was scored by left half Nicky Deverdics in the 18th minute.
 
Lincoln City drew 1:1 with Cheltenham, with Paul Farman between the sticks.
 
Over the border in Scottish League 1, Stenhousemuir drew 2:2 at Peterhead/ Colin McMenamin featured at inside left, coming off with a minute to go.
 
At  a local level in the Northern League, it was an eventful day. Shildon began were they left last season & defeated Newcastle Benfield 5:0 with a domineering display. Mark Doninger scored a hat trick, scoring his second half goals in about the 68th, 71st & 80th minutes. A torrid time for Benfield’s keeper Mark Cook. Their best chance came in the 43rd minute when Paul Brayson hit the bar. Their side also included Dan Taylor & Michael Hoganson.
 
Dunston UTS went nap against player/managers Andy Ferrell’s Bedlington Terriers hammering the, 8:0. This was despite having Marc Walton & Liam Davison in their side. Dunston featured Alex Francis at inside right, making his league debut & Dale Burrell at right half.
 
Morpeth Town defeated Bishop Auckland 3:0, with Stephen Forster playing.
 
Newton Aycliffe beat Marske United 2:1. Right Half Alex Kitchen crowned his debut with a goal in the 53rd minute. He headed in a Dennis Knight cross & Inside Left Knight scored with a shot in the 62nd minute. Richard Archer also featured at Outside Right.
 
Jarrow Roofing gave both Kieran Wrightson & Michael Riley league debuts, in their sides 2:2 draw with Norton & Stockton. 
 
Newly promoted Seaham Red Star drew 1:1 at Penrith. Lee Kerr played at inside right. Penrith played new signing Steven Logan at inside left. He scored his sides goal with a 36th minute header.
 
Despite fielding new signings Matty Grieve, Chris Moore, Jonathyn Quinn & then sub Liam Atkin; Ashington lost 3:1 at newly promoted Washington. Ashington’s goal scorer was Jonathyn Quinn, late in the second half chipped the ball over Washington’s  Jonathan Carmichael making his debut for them. 
 
Finally, Paddy Atkinson’s Whitley Bay got their season underway with a good 3:0 win over West Auckland. They gave Mark Bertram his league debut at inside right; while West Auckland also handed a league debut to Stuart Bath at left half, before being replaced in the second half..
 
AUG.9th
 
Newcastle played their first Premier League game of the season at home to SOUTHAMPTON, They drew (2(1) : 2(1). GRAZIANO PELLE scored with a good header against the run of play in the 25th minute. Newcastle had chances to equalise & penalty appeal; for handball turned down & a clearance off the line before PAPISS CISSE equalised in the 43rd minute. The goal came after a cross from Haidara, took a deflection over the keeper for Cisse to chest in from close range. Newcastle pressed well in the second half & took a deserved lead when the broke away at pace with GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM sprinting box to box to head in from an Obertan cross; ‘Tino’ style for Newcastle to take the lead in the 48th minute. Southampton equalised through SHANE LONG in the 79th minute & came close to gaining a win, with Krul making a fantastic save with a foot which spun a close range effort over the bar. Their were league debuts for WIJNALDUM, MBEMBA & as a sub MITROVIC. The later was on the pitch only seconds before being booked for a rash challenge. Possibly a record quickness for a debutant. On a sad note, Anita was stretched off with what look like a back injury. The attendance was 49 710 & the referee was Craig Pawson from South Yorkshire.
NUFC: TIM KRUL, DARYL JANMAAT, CHANEL MBEMBA, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), MASSADIO HAIDARA, VURNON ANITA (SUB- 68- CHEICK TIOTE), JACK COLBACK, MOUSSA SISSOKO, GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM (SUB- 81 SIEM DE JONG), GABRIEL OBERTAN, PAPISS CISSE (SUB- 79 ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC).
SOUTHAMPTON: MAARTEN STEKELENBURG, CEDRIC SOARES (SUB- 45 CUCO MARTINA), JOSE FONTE (capt), MAYA YOSHIDA, MATT TARGETT, VICTOR WANYAMA, STEVEN DAVIS, SADIO MANE, JAY RODRIGUEZ (SUB- 65 SHANE LONG), DUSAN TADIC, GRAZIANO PELLE.
 
Elsewhere in the Premier League, West Ham defeated Arsenal 2:0. Kevin Nolan came on as a sub in the 79th minute; while Debuchy stated & came off in the 67th minute.
 
Liverpool battled to a 1:0 win over Stoke, giving James Milner his competitive debut
 
AUG.10th
 
David Edgar went out on loan to Sheffield United.
 
AUG.11th
 
Sheffield United defeated Morecambe 1:0 in the 1st Rd of the Capital One League Cup. They handed David Edgar his debut at left back, playing 84 minutes the game; in a side that also featured Chris Basham.
 
Peterborough United progressed through by defeating Crawley Town 2:0. Outside left Marcus Maddison scored in he 49th minute past Crawley’s Freddie Woodman. He was subbed with 2 minutes to go.
 
Kazenga Lua Lua scored Brighton’s late winner in the 3rd minute of injury time; in their 1:0 win over Southend United.
 
AUG.12th
 
Preston North End defeated Crewe Alexandra 3:1 in their Capital One League Cup 1st Rd tie. Paul Huntington featured for them while Crewe’s starting line included Brad Inman.
 
AUG.13th
 
Doncaster Rovers ended their Capital One League tie 1:1 after extra time., They won through 4:2 on pens. James Coppinger played the whole game against Leeds United.
 
Keith Gillespie Did a Talk In at The Benedictine Club, Cramlington-
 
AUG.14th
 
Lyon signed Mapou Yanga Mbiwa for a fee reported to be about 8 Million Euros.
 
Keith Gillespie Did another Talk In at 42nd Street, Whitley Bay. 
 
AUG.15th
 
Newcastle travelled to SWANSEA CITY at the Liberty Stadium, in the Premier League. They lost 2(1) : 0(0).
The goal scorers were; BAFETIMBI GOMIS (9 mins) & ANDRE AYEW (52 mins). The referee was Mike Jones from Chester & the attendance; 20678. Janmatt got sent off the game. WAYNE ROUTLEDGE came on as a substitute.
NUFC: TIM KRUL, DARYL JANMAAT (Sent Off- 41 mins), CHANCEL MBEMBA, FABRICIO COLOCCCINI (capt), MASSADIO HAIDARA, VURNON ANITA, JACK COLBACK, MOUSSA SISSOKO (SUB- 45 STEVEN TAYLOR), GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM, GABRIEL OBERTAN (SUB- 82 ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC), PAPISS CISSE (SUB- 54 ROLANDO AARONS).
SWANSEA: LUKASZ FABIANSKI, KYLE NAUGHTON, FEDERICO FERDANDEZ, ASHLEY WILLIAMS (capt), NEIL TAYLOR, JACK CORK, JONJO SHELVEY, ANDRE AYEW (SUB- 71 NATHAN DYER), GYFI SIGURDSSON (SUB- 86 LEON BRITTON), JEFFERSON MONTERO (SUB- 76 WAYNE ROUTLEDGE), BAFETIMBI GOMIS.
 
Newcastle’s UNDER 18’s lost 1:0 at home to WEST BROM at home at Little Benton. The goal scorer was ALEX BRADLEY (3 mins).
NUFC: PAUL WOOLSTON, BEN KITCHEN, GIDEON ADU-PEPRAH, JACK HUNTER, BEN POLLOCK (capt), MICHAEL NEWBERRY, LEWIS SUDDICK, DAN WARD, MACKENZIE HEANEY, SEAN LONGSTAFF, CALLUM SMITH (SUB- 76 OWEN GALLAGHER).
WEST BROM: MATTHEW HALL, BRAD SWEENEY (capt) (SUB- 45 SAMERON DOOL), MAX MELBOURNE, RAHIS NABI, JORDAN PIGGOTT, DANNY BARBIR, ADAM SOLEMAN, ALEX BRADLEY (SUB- 15 DANIEL MEREDITH) , JAMES SMITH (Sent Off :ate 2nd Half), SAM FIELD, CHAY SCRIVENS.
 
In League One, Adam Armstrong continued his fine form on loan at Coventry City. He scored twice in the first half; in the 6th & 24th. minutes, in their 4:0 victory over Millwall
 
Also in League One, Peterborough defeated Colchester United 2:1. Both goals were scored by Marcus Maddison, in the 31st & 34th minutes.
 
Blyth Spartans kicked off their Evo Stik League season with a 1:0 win at Barwell. Their starting line up included Alex Nicholson at right back  Michael Richardson at outside right. 
 
FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round matches involved a number of local non league sides. Newton Aycliffe beat Nelson 4:0 & Dennis Knight got one of the goals. Nelson’s side included ex reserves forward Peter Wright.
 
Heaton Stannington made a return to the competition after an absence of 39 years & they beat Norton & Stockton 3:1. Brian Dodsworth featured in the side. 
 
Newcastle Benfield also won through, beating Yorkshire Amateurs 4:2. Paul Brayson scored their opening goal early in the first half & Dan Taylor scored two goals; one in each half.
 
Over in France Nice drew 3:3 with Troyes in Ligue 1. Hatem Ben Arfa scored his first goal for Nice with a 6th minute penalty.
 
AUG.17th
 
Newcastle’s UNDER 21’s drew 1(1) : 1(1) with BLACKBURN ROVERS at home at Whitley Park in the Development League
. The goal scorers were ANTON FORRESTER (23 mins), (Blackburn) & JAMIE STERRY (40 mins) NUFC. The Attendance was 470 & the referee was Graeme Fyvie from Durham. Darlow was made captain on his competitive debut for the club.  Among the crowd were Steve McClaren & Lee Charnley
NUFC: KARL DARLOW (capt), KEVIN MBABU, LUBO SATKA, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, KYLE CAMERON, GAEL BIGIRIMANA, LIAM SMITH, ALEX GILLIEAD, CALLUM ROBERTS, ADAM LAIDLER (SUB- 21 JAMIE STERRY), IVAN TONEY.
BLACKBURN: SIMON EASTWOOD, RYAN NYAMBE, SAM LAVELLE, SCOTT WHARTON, JACK DOYLE, SACHA PRTSHI (SUB- 74 LEWIS MANSELL), DAVID CARSON, CONNOR MAHONEY (SUB- 45 LEWIS HARDCASTLE), WILLEM TOMLINSON, DAVARN GREEN (SUB- 82 MARK EDGAR), ANTON FORRESTER
 
AUG.18th
 
Adam Armstrong
was on the score sheet yet again for Coventry City, scoring in their 3:2 win over Crewe.
 
AUG.19th
 
Newcastle signed Florian Thauvin
from Marseille for a fee reported to be about £12 million. Going out on loan to Marseille, as part of the deal went Remy Cabella.
 
AUG.21st
 
Mehdi Abeid
was transferred fir an undisclosed fee to Panathinaikos.
 
Paul Woolston went out on loan to Gateshead.
 
AUG.22nd
 
Newcastle played MANCHESTER UNITED away at Old Trafford in a lunch time kick off in the Premier League. The put on a solid display earning a 0:0 draw. The attendance was 75 354 & the referee was Craig Pawson from South Yorkshire. Mitrovic hit the bar in the first half & Thauvin made his debut as a sub.
NUFC: TIM KRUL, CHANCEL MBEMBA, STEVEN TAYLOR, FABRICIO COLCCINI (capt), MASSADIO HAIDARA, VURNON ANITA, JACK COLBACK, AYOZE PEREZ (SUB- 77 CHEICK TIOTE), GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM, GABRIEL OBERTAN (SUB- 69 FLORIAN THAUVIN), ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC (SUB- 88 PAPISS CISSE)
     …
MAN. UTD: SERGIO ROMERO, MATTEO DARMIAN (SUB- 77 ANTONIO VALENCIA), CHRIS SMALLING, DALEY BLIND, LUKE SHAW, BASTIAN SCHWEINSTEIGER (SUB- 58 MICHAEL CARRICK), MORGAN SCHNEIDERLIN, JUAN MATA, ADNAN JANUZAJ (SUB- 67 JAVIER HERNANDEZ), MEMPHIS DEPAY, WAYNE ROONEY (capt).   
 
Newcastle’s Under 18’s lost 3(1) : 291) at WOLVES, in the Academy League.
Goal Scorers: NICU CARNAT (1 GOAL- 1st Half), JORDAN ALLAN (2 GOALS- 2nd Half), Wolves. LEWIS McNALL (1st. half), SHANE DONAGHEY (2nd Half), NUFC.
NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, CRAIG? SPOONER, BEN POLLOCK, ADU-PEPRAH, BEN KITCHEN, DAN LOWTHER (Sub- 2nd Half- JOHNSON), SHANE DONAGHEY, MACKENZIE HEANEY, OLIVER LONG, CALLUM SMITH (SUB- 2nd Half OWEN GALLAGHER), LEWIS McNALL (SUB- 2nd Half- LUKE CHARMAN). 
 
Elsewhere; in the Championship Sammy Ameobi opened his goal scoring account for Cardiff City. He netted in the 60th minute, in his 2:0 victory over Wolves.
 
Kazenga Lua Lua scored Brighton’s only goal in the 35th minute, their 1:0m win
over Blackburn.
 
In League One; Crewe drew 3:3 with Bury, with Brad Inman scoring Crewe’s equaliser in the 80th minute.
 
Marcus Maddison was also on target for Peterborough, scoring in the 67th minute. Unfortunately they lost 2:1 at Burton Albion.
 
In Northern League Division One, Ashington gave a debut to on loan forward Mechack Kanda from Gateshead. He had made his moved the previous day on August 21st. Dunn, Atkin, Grieve, Moore & sub Quinn all featured. Chris Moore missed a penalty in the second half.
 
Consett lost 2:1 to Guisborough with Ryan McKinnon in the side.
 
Jarrow Roofing drew 2:2 with Sunderland RCA, with new signing Adam Rundle making his debut at outside left.
 
Seaham Red Star beat Newton Aycliffe 1:0. It could have been more had Lee Kerr’s effort in the first half was cleared off the line. Aycliffe had Kitchen, Archer & Knight in their side.
 
Despite an improved performance Bedlington Terriers lost 2:0 to nigh flying Shildon. Mark Doninger got both goals. He fired home two penalties; one in the 26th minute & one well into the second half. Bedlington had Marc Walton in their line up
 
Newcastle Benfield after being two goals to West Allotment within the first twenty minutes, stormed back to win 6:2. Paul Brayson got 3 goals & Dan Taylor scored one. They also had  09:33:25in the goal, while Allotments keeper was Dan Mullen.
 
Morpeth Town saw off West Auckland with a 2:0 win. Ben Sayer assisted their second goal in the 30th  minute. They also has Stephen Forster sent off in the 50th minute. 
 
In Division Two of the Northern League, Team Northumbria hammered Birtley Town 9:0. Among the goal scorers was Louis Storey, who netted in the first half.
 
Over in France Hatem Ben Arfa was on the score sheet for Nice in a 2:1 win over Caen. He found the net in the 66th minute.
 
AUG.23rd
 
Remy Cabella made his debut for Marseille at inside right, assisting one of the sides goals in their 6:0 hammering of Troyes in Ligue 1. He came off in the 76th minute.
 
AUG.24th
 
‘Free Agent’ Peter Ramage signed for Indian Premier league Kerala Blasters.
 
AUG.25th
                               
Newcastle took on NORTHAMPTON TOWN, at home in the 2nd Round of the Capital One League Cup. They won 4(2) : 1(1). Goal Scorers: FLORIAN THAUVIN (3 mins), SIEM DE JONG (8 mins), DARYL JANMAAT (56 mins), MIKE WILLIAMSON (63 mins), NUFC
. MARC RICHARDS (10 mins- Pen), Northampton. Fielding a strong line up they dominated throughout & debutant Florian Thauvin was player of the match, scoring one & assisting the other three. Other competitive debuts were handed to Karl Darlow & Jamaal Lascelles; as well as Ivan Toney as a sub. The Referee was David Coote from Nottinghamshire &.the attendance was 26 923.  
NUFC: KARL DARLOW, DARYL JANMAAT, MIKE WILLIAMSON, JAMAAL LASCELLES, MASSADIO HAIDARA (SUB- 78 IVAN TONEY), CHEICK TIOTE, YOAN GOUFFRAN, ROLANDO AARONS, SIEM DE JONG (capt), FLORIAN THAUVIN (SUB- 65 ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC), AYOZE PEREZ (SUB- 62 JACK COLBACK).
NORTHAMPTON: RYAN CLARKE, ADAM YATES, ROD McDONALD, RYAN CRESSWELL, DAVID BUCHANAN, RYAN WATSON (SUB- 62 SAM HOSKINS), JASON TAYLOR, JOEL BYROM, NICKY ADAMS, MARC RICHARDS (capt) (SUB – 75 DOMINIC CALVERT-LEWIN), ALFIE POTTER (SUB- 62 LAWSON D’ATH),. 
 
Elsewhere in the Capital One League Cup 2nd round; AFC Bournemouth beat Hartlepool United 4:0. Dan Gosling scored one of the goal past Adam Bartlett in the 34th minute.  31 August 2015also featured.
 
Port Vale drew 0:0 with West Brom after extra time & the tie went to penalties. Jak Alnwick in goal was unable to stop his sided exiting from the competition; going in the shoot out 5:3.
 
Stoke City were also held to a draw. Their tie with Luton Town ended at 1:1 after extra time. Stephen Ireland featured but did not get to take a penalty in their 8:7 shoot out victory, 
 
AUG.26th
 
England Under 17’s defeated Italy 1:0 in a friendly. Mackenzie Heaney featured & had an effort cleared off the line
 
AUG.27th
 
‘Free Agent’ Joey Barton signed for Burnley.
 
West Ham & Kevin Nolan parted company with his contract being ended by mutual consent.
 
AUG.28th
 
England Under 17’s beat Turkey 2:1 in a friendly. Mackenzie Heaney gained another cap as a 55th minute sub.
 
Brendan Pearson went out on loan to Gateshead.
 
An ‘OSSIE’S BOYS’ Talk In took place at Lancastrian Suite Dunston, With Ossie Ardilles, Lee Clark, Steve Watson & Alan Thompson.
 
AUG.29th
 
Newcastle hosted ARSENAL in the premier league. They lost 0(0) : 1(0).
Newcastle were down to 10 men after a disputed sending off of Mitrivic after only 16 minutes; for another rash challenge. The only goal of the game was an own goal put through by COLOCCINI in the 52nd minute
, deflecting an ALEX OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN shot. The attendance was 50 388 & the referee was Andre Marriner from Birmingham. The game marked Cisse’s 100th Premier League appearance
NUFC: TIM KRUL, DARYL JANMAAT, CHANCEL MBEMBA, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), MASSADIO HAIDARA, VURNON ANITA (SUB- 72 AYOZE PEREZ), JACK COLBACK, MOUSSA SISSOKO (SUB- 78 PAPISS CISSE), GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM), FLORIAN THAUVIN (SUB- 87 SIEM DE JONG), ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC (Sent Off- 16 mins).
ARSENAL: PETR CECH, HECTOR BELLERIN, GABRIEL, LAURENT KOSCIELNY, NACHO MONREAL, FRANCIS COQUELIN, SANTI CAZORLA (capt), AARON RAMSAY, ALEX OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN (SUB- 81 MIKE ARTETA), ALEXIS SANCHEZ, THEO WALCOTT (SUB- 69 OLIVIER GIROUD) 
It was announced at the game that Shola Ameobi would be patron of the NUFC Foundation. 
 
Elsewhere; in the Championship, Brighton continued their strong start with a 3:2 win at Ipswich Town. Kazenga Lua Lua scored their opener in the 10th minute.
 
In League One, Doncaster Rovers beat Fleetwood 2:0 & James Coppinger scored their opener in the 17th minute.
 
In the now named Vanamara National League, Dover gained a point at Bromley, drawing 1:1. Nicky Deverdics got their goal in the 70th minute.
 
In Scottish League One, Stenhousemuir continued their bright start t the season, defeating Cowdenbeath 4:2. Colin McMenamin scored their first goal after 9 minutes.
 
In the FA Cup Preliminary Round, Heaton Stannington bowed out, losing 2:1 at Whitley Bay after a brave fight. For the winners Mark Bertram featured, with Brian Dodsworth & Andrew Weeks playing for ‘the stan’.
 
West Auckland Town looked to be progessing when two up, but went out 3:2 to Washington. Aukland’s first goal came from a Joe Kendrick penalty in the 25th minute.
 
Dunston UTS progressed with a 2:0 victory over Holker Old Boys. Alex Francis claimed one of their goals in the 32nd minute.
 
Newcastle Benfield lost 4:2 at Guisborough Town. Prolific goal scorers Paul Brayson got one of their goals.
 
Ashington went out 2:1 to Thackley. Ashington late goal was scored by Matty Grieve in the 90th minute.
 
In the Northern League Shildon defeated Sunderland Rca in a 6:4 in a ten goal thriller.
Mark Doninger got one of the six, scoring in the 47th  minute.
 
On the cricket field, Whiteleas defeated Murton by 4 wickets, with Owen Peterson hitting an impressive 73 not out in the Readers Durham League Division Two.
 
With the season nearly over Stokesley were also in NYSD Premier League action against Seaton Carew. They lost by 9 wickets, despite James Beaumont batting a credible 43 not out.
 
AUG.30th
 
England Under 17’s lost the last of their group of three friendly matches 7:3 to Portugal. On a plus point, Mackenzie Heaney scored in the 14th minute & played the whole game.  

AUG.31st.

Olivier Kemen signed for Franch side Lyon.

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BULLETIN 52 - SEPTEMBER 2015 REVIEW

The international break saw a smattering of Newcastle players out on international duty for their various countries. The return to league football after the break saw Newcastle find themselves without a win & at bottom of the league alongside our Wearside rivals.
 
The month began with Haris Vuckic going out on loan to Wigan, with the club also giving a trial to Swedish youngster Isaac Jonsson. He featured in behind closed doors matches for the academy & is being added to the database. Two Ex trialists are added to the Toon Tracker database. Namely  Bachirou Salou has been found to have had involvement in a charity matches in recent years. There is also Ray Xuereb who featured at reserve level in 1977 & was youth coaching earlier in the decade. The two remaining new signings this summer Mitrovic & Mbemba also get their profiles added to Toon Tracker database of current players. This month sees a return to the Ex Player testimonial section, with the addition of Stephen Grindlay, who was by Dumbarton this years & Keith Kennedy who special night was a few decades ago. Finally, there is sadly a further ex player death to announce this month, with ex post war player Tommy Thompson passing away o September 15th aged 86. Below is a brief obituary tribute to him.
 
THOMAS (TOMMY ‘TOPPER’) THOMPSON – OBITUARY
DIED: SEPTEMBER 15th.2015, PRESTON. (Aged 86).
DOB: NOVEMBER 10th.1928, FENCEHOUSES, HOUGHTON-LE-SPRING,
Co. DURHAM
Position: Inside Forward.
NUFC: Total / League Apps; 20; 6 Goals
Debut- FEB.21st.1948, Coventry City, Draw 1:1
Career:
LUMLEY YMCA (1945-46.)
NUFC (TRANSFER FEE- £15 AMATEUR JAN.1946, Then PRO.AUG.1946 To SEP.1950). ASTON VILLA (TRANSFER FEE- £15000, SEP.1950 To JUL.1955)  
PRESTON NORTH END (TRANSFER FEE- £2700- JUL.1955 To JUN.1961)
STOKE CITY (TRANSFER FEE- £10000 JUN.1961 To MAR.1963)
BARROW (TRANSFER FEE- £5000 MAR.1963 To AUG.1964).
Retired Due To Injury.
ENGLAND NATIONAL TEAM ASSISTANT COACH- AUG.1975.
Honours:
FULL ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL CAPS: 2- 1952 & 1957.
ENGLAND ‘B’ TEAM APPEARANCE- 1957, 1 GOAL.
ENGLISH FOOTBALL LEAGUE REPRESENTATIVE APPS: 2. 4 GOALS
COMBINED ENGLAND & SCOTLAND XI REP. APP: 1956  v IRELAND/WALES COMBINED XI, DRAW 3:3- 1 GOAL.
FA XI APP: 3 GOALS.
ENGLISH DIVISION TWO CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER 1962-63 (Stoke)
ENGLISH DIVISION TWO PROMOTION 1947-48 (NUFC).
PNE RECORD CONSECUTIVE GAME GOAL SCORING RECORD- 11 GAMES
PNE TOP GOAL SCORER: 1955-56 SEASON: 24 GOALS.
Occupation: Post Football; Joiner in Preston area.
Co Durham joiner Tommy Thompson joined Newcastle as an amateur after World War II ended. He soon became a pro & in total featured in 20 league matches, scoring 6 goals. He featured in 4 games during the 47-48 promotion season. Newcastle sold him to Aston Villa in 1950 & here his career really took off. He made 165 (149 league) appearances notching up 76 Goals (67 League; including 3 hat tricks). In July 1955 Preston North End signed him for £27000. Here he formed a formidable partnership with the legendary Tom Finney & hit 117 goals in 188 league appearances. His Preston debut saw him scoring after only 2 minutes in a 4:0 victory over Everton. His best seasons goal tally was in the 1957-58 season when he hit 34 goals. During his most productive period he was capped twice for England featuring against Wales on October 20th 1951 & then on April 6th. 1957 verses Scotland. Both were Home International matches. Tommy also gained an England ‘B’ cap in 1957 & representative the English League, scoring 4 goals in one match. Tommy signed for Stoke in 1961 for £10000 & once again scored on his debut. Now in his 30’s he assisted them to win the Division II championship during the 1962-63 season. His tally at Stoke was 42 matches, 18 goals, often playing alongside Stanley Matthews. At his last club Barrow from March 1963, he made a further 44 appearances, scoring another 16 goals. He finally hung up his boots due to a knee injury in August 1964. After retiring he returned to being a joiner & also ran a business in the Preston area. He made a brief showing as a coach assist the England side in August 1975. On September 15th.2015, Tommy died aged 86.      
 
SEP.1st
 
Haris Vuckic
went out on loan to Wigan Athletic.
 
Jonas Gutierrez signed for Deportivo La Coruna.
 
Newcastle gave a trial to Isaac Jonsson; a 16 year old from BK Olympic Club in Sweden.
 
Shola Ameobi began a trial at Huddersfield Town & featured in a behind closed doors friendly.. 
 
Hartlepool United drew 1:1 with Sheffield United in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy 1st Rd. They went out on penalties 4:3 with Adam Bartlett in goal. Chris Basham featured for Sheffield United.
 
Gateshead Reserves lost their opening Final Third Development League match with York City 1;0. The game marked the on loan debut of goalkeeper Brendan Pearson. Matty Pattison was also in the side, playing at inside right.
 
SEP.3rd
 
Holland, suffered a shock 1:0 defeat to Iceland in their European Championships Group A Qualifier. Georginio Wijnaldum featured at inside right. Coming off in the 80th minute
 
England Under 18’s defeated Holland 2:0 in a friendly with Paul Woolston in goal.
 
A Liverpool Legends XI lost 4:2 to a Manchester United Legends side. Didi Hamann featured from the start & Ian Rush came on as a sub in the 70th minute. Both Ronnie Johnson (at left back) & Keith Gillespie (at left half) featured for the Man. United side.
 
Ryan McGorrigan signed for Northern League side North Shields.
 
SEP.4th
 
Michael O’Neil’s Northern Ireland defeated the Faroe Islands 3:1 in a European Championship Qualifier. Shane Ferguson featured as an 83rd minute sub. Inside left Joan Edmundsson scored the Faroe’s goal in the 36th  minute, but was sent off in the 64th  minute.
 
Serbia won their European Championship Qualifier, defeating Armenia 2:0. Aleksandar Mitrovic played the whole match at centre forward.
 
France also won a friendly, beating Portugal 1:0. Moussa Sissoko played at inside right until the 80th. minute. Yohan Cabaye started the match at outside right but came off at half time.   
 
England Under 19’s defeated German 3:2 in a friendly, with Freddie Woodman in goal.
 
Scotland’s Under 19’s also won a friendly against Bulgaria 1:0, with Kyle Cameron in the side.
 
Remy Cabella featured for Marseille in a friendly 1:0 win over Spartak Trnava.
 
The Republic of Ireland defeated Gibraltar 4:0 in their Euro Qualifier. Veteran international record holder Shay Given was the keeper with the clean sheet. 
 
Adam Armstrong was announced as the Sky Bet League One Player of the Month for August.
 
Goalkeeper Scott Pocklington signed for South Shields.
 
SEP.5th
 
Newcastle’s Under 18’s gained a good win over MANCHESTER UNITED at home at Little Benton. They won 3:2 & the scorer of all 3 goals for Newcastle was LEWIS McNALL in the 34th, 46th & 50th minutes.
Man United goals came from MARCUS RASHFORD (90 mins) & ZACHARY DEARNLEY (90+ 2 mins). Kitchen also hit the bar in the 65th minute. GEORGE DORRINGTON played in goal for the Manks.
NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, OWEN BAILEY, BEN KITCHEN, JACK HUNTER, BEN POLLOCK, GIDEON ADU-PEPRAH, LEWIS SUDDICK, DAN WARD (SUB- 70 DAN LOWTHER), LEWIS McNALL (SUB- 67 LOUIS JOHNSON), , MACKENZIE HEANEY, CALLUM SMITH.
MAN.UTD: GEORGE DORRINGTON, TYLER REID, JIMMY DUNNE, TYREL WARREN, ETHAN HAMILTON (SUB- 45 THOMAS SANG), CALLUM GRIBBIN, TOSIN KEHINDE (SUB- 78 ANGEL GOMES), CHARLIE SCOTT, ZACHARY DEARNLEY, KANE DIEDRICK-ROBERTS, MARCUS RASHFORD.    
 
England secured European Championship Qualification with an easy 6:0 victory over San Marino. James Milner featured until the 58th minute. 
 
England Under 20’s defeated Czech Republic 5:0 in a behind closed doors friendly. Alex Gillead featured at outside right & was replaced on the hour.
 
In the English League One, Peterborough lost 2:1 to Southend. Marcus Maddison claimed their goal late in the game in the 90th minute.
 
Haris Vuckic made his league one debut for Wigan as a 60th minute sub in their 3:1 win over Dean Saunders Chesterfield. The result was manager Gary Caldwell first away win since taking charge. 
 
Blackpool also claimed their first away win under Neil McDonald, defeating Scunthorpe 1:0.
 
Over the Border Rangers hammered Raith Rovers 5:0, with James Tavernier getting on the score sheet on the stroke of half time.
 
In the Evo Stik Premier, Blyth Spartans won a trilling match against Stamford 4:3. Alex Nicholson scored their opener with a brilliant solo effort. Michael Richardson also came close to scoring.
 
In Northern League, Shildon continue to dominate, thrashing West Allotment 5:0.Mark Doninger opened the scoring in the 28th minute & then converted a penalty in the 44th minute.  Dan Mullen was the goalkeeper on the receiving end.
 
Also in the Northern League, North Shields defeated Andy Ferrell’s Bedlington Terriers 3:0. New signing Ryan McGorrigan came on as a sub in the second half & assisted one of the goals.
 
Newcastle Benfield lost 2:1 to Marske, with keeper Sam Busby conceding as penalty.
 
Finally, Whiteleas cricket season came to a close with draw with Ushaw Moor. Owen Peterson hit 24 not out &the result saw them end the season 7th in the Readers Durham Cricket League Division Two.
 
SEP.6th
 
The Democratic Republic of Congo lost 2:0 to the Central African Republic in their Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier. Chancel Mbemba featured.
 
Holland suffered a 3:0 defeat to Turkey in a Europiean qualifier Georginio Widjnaldum was a half time sub. Luuk De Jong also came on in the 74th minute.
 
SEP.7th
 
Northern Ireland got another good result in a European qualifier, drawing 1:1 with Hungary. Shane Ferguson was a sub in the 84th minute. 
 
France defeated Serbia 2:1 on friendly. Moussa Sissoko was a 90th minute sub; while Matheu Debuchy was a half time sub. Serbia’s goal came from Aleksandar Mitrovic in the 40th minute. He was replaced in the 74th minute.
 
Ireland defeated Georgia 1:0 bringing them closer to European Championship qualification. Once again Shay Given featured in goal. Zurab Khizanishvili played at right back for Georgia.
 
England Under 20;s played their second friendly against the Czech Republic & lost 1:0. Alex Gillead was a 65th minute sub.
 
England Under 19’s drew 1:1 with Croatia in a friendly, captained by Adam Armstrong
 
SEP.8th
 
England further extended their lead at the top of their Euro qualifying group; with a 2:0 win over Switzerland. On a historic night when Rooney took over the England record goal scoring title from Bobby Charlton with another penalty. James Milner featured at left half, coming off in the 69th minute.   
 
Kevin Brock resigned as manager of Ardley United, following a 5:1 defeat to Abingdon United.
 
SEP.9th
 
Harton & Westoe CW lost 3:1 to Richmond Town in the Wearside League. Joe Kerridge scored their only goal.
 
SEP.10th
 
Brad Halliday
went out on loan from Middlesbrough to Hartlepool United.
 
SEP.11th
 
Newcastle UNDER 21’s played ARSENAL at home at SJP in the Under 21’s League. They lost 2:1.
The goal scorers were: ALEX IWOBI (78 mins), STEPHY MAVIDIDI (83 mins), Arsenal. ALEX GILLIEAD (90+ 4 mins), NUFC. The attendance was 776 & the referee was Paul Newhouse (Peterlee).
NUFC; KARL DARLOW, KEVIN MBABU, KYLE CAMERON, GAEL BIGIRIMANA, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, CALLUM WILLIAMS (Sent Off- 59 mins), DANIEL BARLASER (SUB- 87 JAMES COBAIN), JACK HUNTER, IVAN TONEY, SEAN LONGSTAFF (SUB- 87 DAN WARD), ALEX GILLIEAD.
ARSENAL: RYAN HUDDART, TAFARI MOORE, MARC BOLA, GLEN KAMARA, KRYSTIAN BIELIK, JULIO PLEQUEZUELO (SUB- 90+ 1 min- KRIS DA GRACA), JEFF REINE-ADELAIDE (SUB- 75 CHRIS WILlOCK), BEN SHEAF, STEPHY MAVIDIDI, KAYLEN HINDS, ALEX IWOBI.
 
A Friendly Penalty Shoot Out at SJP: With Athletes Mo Farah & Greg Rutherford (grandson of Jock Rutherford), along with Peter Beardsley, prior to City Games & Great North run events of that weekend. 
 
SEP.12th
 
Newcastle Under 18’s travelled to play MIDDLESBROUGH, away at Rockcliffe Park, in the Academy league. They lost 1:4. The goal scorers were: MACKENZIE HEANEY (Deflection off BEN LIDDLE- 44 mins), NUFC
. HARRY CHAPMAN (45 mins), ALEX PATTERSON (48 mins- Pen), MITCHELL CURRY (2 GOALS- 78 & 90 mins), Boro.
NUFC: PAUL WOOLSTON, BEN KITCHEN (SUB- 45 OWEN BAILEY), GIDEON ADU-PEPRAH (Sent Off- 48 Mins), SHANE DONAGHEY (SUB- 70 OWEN GALLAGHER), BEN POLLOCK, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, LEWIS SUDDICK, DAN WARD, LEWIS McNALL (SUB- 70- LOUIS JOHNSON), MACKENZIE HEANEY, CALLUM SMITH.
MIDDLESBROUGH: Included: …BEN LIDDLE, HARRY CHAPMAN, ALEX PATTERSON, MITCHELL CURRY…
 
In the Championship, Cardiff City beat Huddersfield Town 2;0. Sammy Ameobi provided the assist for both goals.
 
In League Two, Hartlepool United, lost 1:0 at Exeter City. They featured Adam Bartlett in goal & on loan debutant Brad Halliday.
 
At Conference level, in the National League, Dover lost 3:2 to Cheltenham. Nicky Deverdics scored their opener with a 4th minute penalty.
 
In the FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round, Washington defeated Runcorn Linnets 1:0, with Josh Carmichael in goal who made two crucial saves.
 
Newton Aycliffe also progressed, beating Brighouse Town 2:0. Dennis Knight scored one of their goals ion the 46th minute. 
 
Blyth Spartans lost 2:1 to a spirited Spennymoor Town side. They had Michael Richardson in the side, before being later replaced. Alex Nicholson saw some of the action as a sub in the second half.
 
In the Northern League, a Paul Brayson goal was not enough to stop Newcastle Benfield suffering another defeat. They lost 3:1 to Bishop Auckland. Their line up included Paul Talbot who recently rejoined the club. & keeper Mark Cook.
 
A penalty save by Dan Mullen was not enough to stop West Allotment losing 3:1 o Morpeth Town.
 
Seaham Red Star gained a point in a 1;1 draw with Ashington. Their goal came from Reay putting in from a Lee Kerr corner. Ashington’s side included Atkin, Grieve, Moore (sub Kanda) & Quinn.
 
In League Two of the Northern League, new signing Scott Pocklington featured for South Shields in their 1:1 draw with Stokesley. 
 
Andy Mogwo signed for Northern Alliance side Seaton Deleval Amateurs. He played that day; making his debut as a half time sub, in the sides 7:2 victory over Ashington Colliers in the Bay Plastics Cup 1st Rd.
 
There was a win for Stokesley in the North Yorkshire & South Durham Premier Division. They defeated Barnard Castle by 26 runs; 169 to 143 & James Beaumont hit 21 runs, also bowling out 3 wickets for 49 runs.   
 
John Anderson did a talk in with Gary Bennett at Whitley Bay Lodge Snooker Centre.

SEP.13th

Frank Waife Danquah scored in the 75th. minute to secure a 1:0 win for his new club FC. Lienden over De Treffers in the  Topklasse Zondag Dutch league.
 
SEP.14th
 
Newcastle played WEST HAM UNITED away at the Boleyn Ground in the Premier League. It was a disappointing night.

They lost 2(1) : 0(0 & the result saw them drop to the bottom of the table, below Sunderland on goal difference. Goal Scorers: DOMITRI PAYET (9 & 48 mins). The attendance was 34907 & the referee was Anthony Taylor from Greater Manchester. Andy Carroll came on as a late sub, returning from a long term injury problem.
NUFC: TIM KRUL, DARYL JANMAAT, CHANCEL MBEMBA, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), MASSADIO HAIDARA, VURNON ANITA (SUB- 60 SIEM DE JONG), JACK COLBACK, MOUSSA SISSOKO, GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM (SUB- 79 ROLANDO AARONS), FLORIAN THAUVIN (SUB- 60 AYOZE PEREZ), PAPISS CISSE.
WEST HAM: DARREN RANDOLPH, JAMES TOMKINS, WINSTON REID, ANGELO OGBONNA (SUB- 42 CARL JENKINSON), AARON CRESSWELL, MARK NOBLE (capt), CHEIKHOU KOUYATE, MANUEL LANZINI (SUB- 59 PEDRO OBIANG), DIMITRI PAYET, VICTOR MOSES (SUB- 87 ANDY CARROLL), DIAFRA SAKHO.  
 
Alex Gilliead & Macaulay Gillesphey went out on loan to Carlisle United. 
 
SEP.15th
 
Tommy Thompson
passed away aged 86
 
Carlisle United fielded an ‘XI’ in a friendly with Middlesbrough Under 21’s. The gamed ended in a 2:2 draw. Macaulay Gillesphey began the game, as did Alex Gilliead & both came off at half time.
 
SEP.19th
 
A woeful performance in the Premier League, especially in the first half; at home to premiership new boys WATFORD.

Lost 1(0) : 2(2). The side rightly booed off at half time two down, but showed better form with the introduction of De Jong at half time. Both of the Watford goals seemed too easy for a grateful Watford side & although Newcastle pushed for an equaliser in the second half, it never came & our best ‘forward’ was defender Janmaat who was easily our best player on the field. Goal Scorers: ODION IGHALO (2 GOALS- 10 & 28 mins), Watford. DARYL JANMAAT (62 mins), NUFC. Attendance: 47806, Referee: Roger East (Wiltshire).
NUFC: TIM KRUL, DARYL JANMAAT, CHANCEL MBEMBA, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), MASSADIO HAIDARA (SUB- 80 ROLANDO AARONS), JACK COLBACK, FLORIAN THAUVIN (SUB- 88 GABRIEL OBERTAN), GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM, MOUSSA SISSOKO, AYOZE PEREZ, PAPISS CISSE (SUB- 45 SIEM DE JONG) 
WATFORD: HEURELHO GOMES, ALLAN NYOM, SEBASTIAN PRODI, CRAIG CATHCART, IKECHI ANYA, ETIENNE CAPOUE, BEN WATSON (SUB- 88 ADLENE GUEDIOURA), ALMEN ABDI (SUB- 76 STEVEN BERGHUIS), ODION IGHALO, JOSE MANUEL JURADO (SUB- 79 NATHAN AKE), TROY DEENEY.
 
The UNDER 18’s were outplayed by visitors SUNDERLAND  in the Acadenmy League. Newcastle lost 0(0) : 3(2). The Goal scorers were: DANIEL PYBUS (13 mins), ELLIOT EMBLETON (29 mins), JOEL ASORO (80 mins).
A.Nelson also hit the bar in the 2nd Half.
NUFC: BRENDAN PEARSON, YANNICK AZIAKONOU, BEN KITCHEN, SHANE DONAGHEY, BEN POLLOCK (capt), OWEN BAILEY (SUB- 40 OWEN GALLAGHER), MACKENZIE HEANEY, LEWIS SUDDICK (SUB- 81 OLIVER LONG), LUKE CHARMAN, LOUIS JOHNSON (SUB- 71 LEWIS McNALL), CALLUM SMITH.
SUNDERLAND: GREG PURVIS, OWEN GAMBLE, DENVER HUME, DANIEL WRIGHT (SUB- 82 ADAM BALE), DAN CASEY, ALEX STOREY, LUKE MOLYNEUX (SUB- 86 DAVID LOWRIE), DANIEL PYBUS (capt), ANDREW NELSON, JOSH EZENAGH (SUB- 77 JOEL ASORO), ELLIOT EMBLETON.
 
Elsewhere; in League One Adam Armstrong scored Coventry City’s only goal in the 50th minute, as they beat Chesterfield 1:0.
 
Alex Gilliead had a very good debut for Carlisle United in their 2:2 draw at York. His player of match performance saw him assist one goal & be involved in the built up to the second. He also blocked a chance that York head to win later in the game.
 
In the Northern League, Morpeth Town continue to challenge at top, defeating Ashington 3:1. Ashington opened the scoring through Paul Dunn in the 3rd minute, but Morpeth fought back with a side that included Ben Sayer. Ashington’s line also included Liam Atkin, Matty Grieve & Chris Mooore.

 
Newcastle Benfield got back to winning ways, with Paul Brayson scoring twice in the their 3:1 win over Jarrow Roofing. He scored in the 44th & 49th minutes. Michael Riley scored the Jarrow Roofing goal in the 81st minute. Benfield also had Mark Cook in goal, while brought on Kieran Wrightson as a sub.
 
Over in Ireland, Michael McCrudden scored his first goal for Ballinamallard United, in a 1:1 draw with Ballymena United.
 
The cricket season ended in a defeat for Stokesley at league champions Richmondshire in the North Yorkshire & South Durham Premier Division. Despite the result, they clinched 3rd. place in the league. James Beaumont had a quieter day, gaining one run & bowling out 0 wickets for 27, although he also caught out Chandler on 27.
 
SEP.21st
 
SEP.21st.2015, WEST HAM UNITED, Draw 2(1) : 2(1), Away at Boleyn Ground, Under 21’s Development League
. Goal Scorers: JORDAN BROWN (5 mins), MARTIN SAMUELSEN (89 mins Pen), West Ham. IVAN TONEY (32 mins), CALLUM ROBERTS (88 mins), NUFC. Referee: Anthony Da Costa (Cambridgeshire), Attendance: 1800+
NUFC: BRENDAN PEARSON, JAMIE COBAIN (SUB- 82 MICHAEL NEWBERRY), GIDEON ADU-PEPRAH (SUB- 80 LIAM GIBSON), DAN WARD, CALLUM WILLIAMS, KYLE CAMERON, DANIEL BARLASER, JACK HUNTER, IVAN TONEY (capt) (SUB- 63 GAEL BIGIRIMANA), SEAN LONGSTAFF, CALLUM ROBERTS.
WEST HAM: RAPHAEL SPIEGEL, KYLE KNOYLE (capt), STEPHEN HENDRIE, GEORGE DOBSON, LEO CHAMBERS, EMMANUEL ONARIASE, DJAIR PARFITT-WILLIAMS (SUB- 70 AMOS NASHA), MARCUS BROWNE, JORDAN BROWN (SUB- 45 LUKA BELIC), MARTIN SAMUELSEN, MICHAIL ANTONIO (SUB- 62 LEWIS PAGE).
 
Shola Ameobi began a trial, training at Wolves & featured in their Under 21’s side that evening in a 3:2 defeat verses Swansea. He start the game up front before coming off in the 68th minute.
 
SEP.22nd
 
AFC Bournemouth drew 2:2 with Preston North End in the 3rd Rd of the Capital One Cup. They won through 3:2 on pens, despite Dan Gosling missing his spot kick, who was a 90th minute sub.
 
In the Brooks Mileson Northern League Cup Jarrow Roofing beat Darlington RA 2:1. Adam Rundle scored one of the goals.
 
SEP.23rd
 
Newcastle played SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY, At Home in the Capital One League Cup 3rd Rd. Lost 0(0) : 1(1),
An even more abysmal performance. Goal Scorer: LEWIS McGUGAN (76 mins). Attendance: 33 986, Referee: Chris Kavanagh (Lancashire). Sissoko clipped the posy in the first half with Newcastle’s best chance & late in the second half Wednesday’s Joas & Bus had efforts following each other which both hit the bar. Kevin Mbabu came on at half time to make his debut.
NUFC: TIM KRUL, DARYL JANMAAT (capt- 1st Half) (SUB- 45 KEVIN MBABU), MIKE WILLIAMSON, JAMAAL LASCELLES, CHANCEL MBEMBA, VURNON ANITA, GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM, FLORIAN THAUVIN (SUB- 45 AYOZE PEREZ), MOUSSA SISSOKO, GABRIEL OBERTAN (SUB- 71 IVAN TONEY), SIEM DE JONG.
SHEFF.WED: JOE WILDSMITH, LIAM PALMER, TOM LEES, GLENN LOOVENS (capt), RHOYS WIGGINS, MODOU SOUGOU (SUB- 86 BARRY BANNAN), JOSE SEMEDO, LEWIS McGUGAN, JEREMY HELAN, MARCO MATIAS (SUB- 65 SERGIO BUS), LUCAS JOAO (SUB- 80 ATDHE NUHIU).
 
On the same night, Liverpool were held to a 1:1 draw by Carlisle United in their 3rd Rd tie at Annfield. Sadly they lost 3:2 on pens. Alex Gilliead came on as a sub in the 64th. minute & Macaulay Gillesphey made his debut as sub in the 73rd. minute. James Milner converted Liverpool’s first penalty.
 
Chelsea cruised through their 3rd Rd tie, beating Walsall 4:1, Loic Remy scored their second goal, in the 41st minute 
 
In the Brooks Mileson Northern League Cup 1st Rd. Bedlington Terriers defeated Alnwick Town 6:0, with Marc Walton claming a hat trick.
 
Leon Best began a trial with Huddersfield Town.
 
Florian Thauvin was announced at Newcastle’s Player of the Month for August.
 
SEP.24th
 
Newcastle renamed the Club 206 function room at SJP as ‘The Heroes Club’. This is as tribute to such ex stars as Shearer, Milburn, Keegan & Gascoigne 
 
SEP.25th
 
Young goalkeeper Ben Smith
went out on loan to Bristol City.
 
SEP.26th
 
Newcastle drew 2(1) : 2(0), with CHELSEA, at home in the Premier League. Goal Scorers: AYOZE PEREZ (42 mins), GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM (60 mins), NUFC
. ‘RAMIRES’ (79 mins), ‘WILLIAN’ (87 mins), Chelsea.
Attendance: 48 862, Referee: Martin Atkinson (West Yorkshire). A much improved Newcastle were leading 2:0 with eleven minutes to go & had thoroughly deserved too, however, it was not be with Chelsea drawing level too very well taken goals. LOIC REMY featured for  Chelsea. A great game overall & a much needed moral boost.
NUFC: TIM KRUL, DARYL JANMAAT, CHANCEL MBEMBA, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), KEVIN MBABU, MOUSSA SISSOKO (SUB-90 SEIM DE JONG), VURNON ANITA, JACK COLBACK (SUB-53 GABRIEL OBERTAIN), GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM, AYOZE PEREZ, ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC (SUB- 84 IVAN TONEY). 
CHELSEA: ASMIR BEGOVIC, BRANISLAV IVANOVIC (capt), KURT ZOURMA, GARY CAHILL, CESAR AZPILICUETA, NEMANJA MATIC (SUB- 61 ‘WILLIAN’ BORGES DA SILVA), CESC FABREGAS, ‘PEDRO’ ELIEZER RODRIGUEZ LEDESMA, ‘OSCAR’ DOS SANTOS EMBOABA JUNIOR (SUB- 73 ‘RAMIRES’ SANTOS DO NASCIMENTO), EDEN HAZARD, LOIC REMY (SUB- 61 RADAMEL ‘FALCO’).
 
Newcastle’s UNDER 18’ lost 4(2) : 1(1) against LIVERPOOL, in the Academy league away at Kirkby Academy. Goal Scorers: ADAM PHILLIPS (10 mins), TRENT ALEXANDER-ARNOLD (2 GOALS- 1st Half & 2nd Half), KRIS OWENS (2nd Half), Liverpool. LEWIS SUDDICK (44 mins), NUFC.
NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, CRAIG SPOONER, BEN KITCHEN, BEN POLLOCK, JAKE TRODD, SHANE DONAGHEY (SUB- 2nd Half- DAN LOWTHER), LEWIS SUDDICK, OWEN GALLAGHER, OLIVER LONG (SUB- 2nd Half- LUKE CHARMAN), CALLUM SMITH, LOUIS JOHNSON, LEWIS McNALL.

LIVERPOOL: SHAMAL GEORGE, KANE LEWIS, GEORGE JOHNSTON, COREY WHELAN, CONOR MASTERSTON, LIAM COYLE (SUB- 70 MICH’EL PARKER), TRENT ALEXANDER-ARNOLD (capt), ADAM 
 
Elswhere in the Premier League, James Milner scored the quickest goal of the day, scoring in 1 minutes & 6 seconds. Liverpool went on the beat Aston Villa 3:2.
 
Bournemouth lost 2:1 at Stoke. Their goal was scored by Dan Gosling in the 76th minute.
 
In League One, Chris Basham scored Sheffield United first goal in the 17th minute. They went on to beat Doncaster Rovers 3:1.
 
Gateshead defeated topside Forest Green 1:0, thanks to a 5th minute goal from Phillips. The assist, in the form of a cross was by James Marwood.
 
In the FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Rd. Paddy Atkinson’s Whitley Bay defeated Congleton Town 2:1. Mark Bertram featured as an 83rd minute sub.
 
Washington held Marine to a 3:3 draw in their FA Cup tie, with Josh Carmichael in goal.
 
Newton Aycliffe will also require a replay, playing out a 0:0 draw with North Ferriby. Their line up included Alex Kitchen & Dennis Knight.
 
Consett bowed out of the FA cup in their 2nd Qualifying Round tie, losing 2:1 at Bradford Park Avenue. Ryan McKinnon featured at centre half.
 
In the Northern League, Bedlington Terriers lost 2:1 to Jarrow Roofing despite a 13th minute strike from Marc Walton. On loan Jonathyn Quinn also featured, while Jarrow began with Wrightson & Rundle & brought on Riley.
 
Newcastle Benfield lost 4:1 to Marske United. Benfield’s only goal came from the penalty spot; scored by Paul Brayson in the 28th minute. Their line up included Sam Busby who saved a penalty & sub. Dan Taylor.
 
Dunston drew 2:2 with West Allotment Celtic, with Dale Burrell getting one of the goals.
 
In the Northern Alliance, Seaton Deleval defeated Ashington Colliers 4:3, with Andy Mogwo getting their vital fourth goal.

Finally, Bristol City Under 18;s lost 3:2 to Crewe, giving Ben Smith his onloan debut
 
SEP.27th
 
Crystal Palace beat Watford 1:0 in the Premier league, thanks to Yohan Cabaye penalty in the 71st minute.
 
SEP.28th
 
Newcastle UNDER 21’s played SWANSEA CITY at home at Whitley park, in the Development League.

The game resulted in a 1(0) : 1(0) draw. The goal scorers were IVAN TONEY (62 mins), NUFC. OLIVER McBURNIE (64 mins- Pen), Swansea. Referee: Andrew Miller (Durham), Attendance: 253.
NUFC: ROB ELLIOT, JAMIE STERRY (SUB- 75 LEWIS SUDDICK), GIDEON ADU-PEPRAH (SUB- 18 LIAM GIBSON), GAEL BIGIRIMANA, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, KYLE CAMERON, JAMIE COBAIN, JACK HUNTER, IVAN TONEY, SYLVAIN MARVEAUX (SUB- 45 SEAN LONGSTAFF), DANIEL BARLASER.
SWANSEA: JOSH VICKERS, LIAM SHEPHARD (SUB- 77 DANIEL ALFEI), RAHEEM HANLEY, ADNAN MARIC, KESTON DAVIES, ALEX GOGIC, KYLE COPP, HENRY JONES, OLIVER McBURNIE, TOM HOLLAND (SUB- 68 BOTTI BIABI), HEDGES.

Darren Peacock & his assistant Trevor Sinclair left Lancaster City by mutual consent. The departure follows the club 2:0 defeat to Droylsden in the FA Cup 2nd qualifying Rd. Peacocks last league match in charge was on September 22nd when they lost 3:0 to Spennymoor Town. The result saw them in 17th place having played 8, Won 2, Drew 4, Lost 2, F11, A12, Points: 10.    
 
Shola Ameobi began a trial with Sheffield Wednesday. 
 
SEP.29th
 
England Under demolished San Marino 8:0 in their opening European Championship Qualifier. Mackenzie Heaney came on as a sub. at half time.
 
SEP.30th

The Sir Bobby Robson Foundatiobn Celebrity Golf Day tookplace at Rockcliffe Hall. Those involved included Alan Shearer & John Carver.

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BULLETIN 53- OCTOBER 2015

After a 6:1 hammering  away to Manchester City, their was another international break. During the halt in activities, St. James Park hosted 3 Rugby 2015 World Cup matches; brought a fantastic carnival atmosphere to the city. The resumption of ‘hostilities’ continued mid October with a thumping 6:2 hammering of Norwich City, to continue the turn around in fortunes. This was followed by another ‘horror show’ derby match. After an promising opening 44 mins, this 6 defeat in a row in a derby match creates a new unwanted record. The result also left us 2nd bottom of the league. The month ended with a 0:0 draw with Stoke.
 
This month addition to the websites database comes two fold; with all 5 of the Full Profile Players who are still playing: Frank Danquah, Wesley Ngo-Baheng, Tomi Amoebi, Michael McCrudden, Christian Mouritsen; all getting updated. A further two ex player testimonials also get added. They are those of Gordon Jones, who featured in a combined NUFC/ Boro. XI friendly & Duncan Ferguson whose testimonial match at Everton was back in August this year. In an effort to create memory space on the website; the bulletins sections have been condensed into yearly archives. October’s bulletin ends on a sad note with announcement that Newcastle Darlington player Ron Greener died on October 19th aged 81. I was lucky enough to have met him a year or two ago & below is an Obituary to him..
 
RONALD (RON) GREENER
DIED: OCTOBER 19th.2015, DARLINGTON. (Aged 81).
DOB: JANUARY 31st.1934, EASINGTON, Co. DURHAM
Position: Central Defender. Height 5ft 11 ins
NUFC: Total / League Apps: 3, 0 Goals:
Debut- OCT.3rd.1953, Charlton Athletic, Lost 0:3
Career:
BARNSLEY (JUNIOR/YOUTH TEAM 1950),
EASINGTON CW (1950-51),
NUFC (MAY 1951 To JUN. 1955).
DARLINGTON (JUN. 1955 To SUMMER 1967- Total Apps: 492, 439 League) 
STOCKTON (Free Transfer 1967 To 1969). RETIRED.
Honours
ENGLISH DIVISION IV PROMOTION / RUNNER UP 1965-66 (Darlington)
REP. APP; ENGLISH LEAGUE DIVISION III N XI 1957.
Occupation: Blacksmith, Easington Colliery 
Ron began working as a blacksmith at Easington Colliery, having spent tie at Barnsley in their junior side. Newcastle signed him in 1951 as a pro, on £6 a week wage. There was strong competition for a place in the first time but he managed to feature for them on 3 occasions, due to stiff competition from the likes of Brennan Scoular. He transferred to Darlington in 1955 & was soon a regular in the side, & would become a legend at centre half; gaining the name nickname of ‘mountain’. He holds the clubs appearance record & was in their giant killing FA Cup team of 1958, where after a 3:3 at Chelsea, they won the 4th Rd replay 4:1. In August 1958 he suffered a broken leg, halting his appearances for the season. Ron was in Darlington’s 65-66 season promotion side & by the time he was given a fee transfer at the end of his professional career in 1967; he had made an incredible 492 appearances. During his time with the ‘Quakers’ he was given two testimonial matches, one joint. He retired from playing in 1969 after two years at local no league side Stockton. When Darlington were based at the Arena, in 2004 the club named a conference room there ‘The Greener Suite’. After football, Ron did a number of jobs including running a garage, continuing to live in Darlington. A street, ‘Greener Drive’, was named in his honour; where the Feethams ground used to be. Sadly on October 2015, Ron Greener died aged 81.
 
OCT.1st
 
Joe Kerridge
left Harton CW to sign for Northern League side Easington Colliery.
 
OCT.3rd
 
Newcastle lost 1(1) : 6(1), to MANCHESTER CITY away at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League. Newcastle scored forst & could have more in the first half, before their second half collapse. Goal Scorers: ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC (18 mins), NUFC
. SERGIO AGUERO (5 Goals:- 42, 49, 50, 60 & 62 mins), KEVIN DE BRUYNE (53 mins). MAN. CITY. Aguero’s 5 were scored in a faster time (20 minutes) than any other in the Premier league previously.
Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire), Attendance: 53 850
NUFC: TIM KRUL, DARYL JAMMAAT, CHANCEL MBEMBA, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), KEVIN MBABU (SUB- 53 JAMAAL LASCELLES), MOUSSA SISSOKO (SUB- 66 CHEICK TIOTE), VURNON ANITA, YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 66 FLORIAN THAUVIN), GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM, AYOZE PEREZ, ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC.
MAN.CITY: JOE HART (capt), PABLO ZABALETA, ELIAQUIM MANGALA, NICHOLAS OTAMENDI, ALEKSANDAR KOLAROV, ‘FERNANDINHO’- FERNANDO LUIZ ROZA, ‘FERNANDO’ FRANCISCO REGES, KEVIN DE BRUYNE, RAHEEM STERLING (SUB- 45 JESUS NAVAS), DAVID SILVA (SUB- 75 KELECHI IHEANACHO), SERGIO AGUERO (SUB- 65 WILFRED BONY).
 
Newcastle UNDER 18’s played BLACKBURN ROVERS at Home at Little Benton in the Academy League. It was yet another defeat for the youngsters, they lost 2(0) : 0(0). LEWIS MANSELL scored both goals; in the  64 mins (Pen) & 82 mins. Fawns also hit the bar in the first half.
NUFC: BRENDAN PEARSON, JAKE TRODD, GIDEON ADU-PEPRAH, JACK HUNTER (Injury) (SUB- 18 mins LUKE CHARMAN), BEN POLLOCK (capt), MICHAEL NEWBERRY, OWEN GALLAGHER (SUB- 86 DAN LOWTHER), LEWIS SUDDICK, LEWIS McNALL (SUB- 80 OLIVER LONG), SEAN LONGSTAFF, CALLUM SMITH.
BLACKBURN: ANDREW FISHER, LEWIS TRAVIS, MATTHEW PLATT (capt), TYLER MAGLORIE (SUB- 72 CHARLEY DOYLE), JOSH ASKEW, MASON FAWNS (SUB- 72 TRE PEMBERTON), JOSEPH RANKIN-COSTELLO, STEFAN MOIS, RAMIREZ HAWORTH, LEWIS MANSELL, JOSEPH GRAYSON (SUB- 78 JAN PIRRETAS).
 
St. James Park  Hosted the first of 3 RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015 Matches.
Match 25: Pool B- SCOTLAND  16 (3) v SOUTH AFRICA 34 (20).
Played 40 mins each way. Scorers: SCHALK BURGER (Trie- 12 mins), J.P.PIETERSEN (Trie- 37 mins), BRYAN HABANA (Trie- 72 mins), HANDRE POLLARD (2 Conversions- 12 & 39 mins, Drop Goal 50 mins & 4 Penalty Kicks- 16, 26, 61 & 67 mins); S.Africa. TOMMY SEYMOUR (Trie- 48 mins), GRIEG LAIDLAW (Penalty kicks-29 & 44 mins & Conversion- 49 mins) (Replaced- 69 mins), DUNCAN WEIR (Penalty Kick- 59 mins), Scotland.  
Attendance: 50 900  Referee: Nigel Owens (Mynyddcerrig, Wales)
SCOTLAND: GORDON REID (Replaced- 50), FRASER BROWN Replaced 60 Sub On 77), WP NEL (Replaced- 63), RICHIE GRAY, JONNY GRAY (Replaced- 67), JOSH STRAUSS (Replaced- 29, Sub On- 33, Replaced- 54), BLAIR COWAN, DAVID DENTON, GREIG LAIDLAW (Replaced- 69), DUNCAN WEIR, TIM VISSER, MATT SCOTT, RICHIE VERNON (Replaced- 64), TOMMY SEYMOUR, STUART HOGG.
REPLACEMENTS (SUBS): ROSS FORD (SUB- 60, Replaced- 77), ALASDAIR DICKINSON ((SUB- 50), JON WELSH (SUB- 63), TIM SWINSON (SUB- 67), RYAN WILSON (SUB- 29, Replaced- 33, SUB- 54), SAM HIDALGO-CLYNE (SUB-69), PETER HORNE (SUB- 64), SEAN LAMONT (SUB- 62).
S.AFRICA: TENDAI MTAWARIRA (Replaced- 60), BISMARCK DU PLESSIS (Replaced- 55), JANNIE DU PLESSIS (Replaced- 49), EBEN ETZEBETH, LODEWYK DE JAGER (Replaced- 74), FRANCOIS LOUW, SCHALK BURGER (Replaced- 69), DUANE VERMEULEN. FOURE DU PREEZ (capt) (Replaced- 77), HANDRE POLLARD, BRYAN HABANA, DAMIAN DE ALLENDE (Replaced- 74), JESSE KRIEL, J.P.PIETERSEN (Replaced- 69), WILLIE LE ROUX.
REPLACEMENTS (SUBS): ADRIAAN STRAUSS (SUB- 55), TREVOR NYAKANE (SUB- 60), FRANS MALHERBE (SUB- 49), PIETER STEPH DU TOIT (SUB- 74), WILLEM ALBERTS (SUB- 69), RUAN PIENAAR (SUB- 77), PATRICK LAMBIE (SUB- 69), JAN SERFONTEIN (SUB- 74). 
 
Elsewhere, Pardue’s Crystal Palace continued their strong start to the season, beating West Brom; 2:0. Yohan Cabaye scored their second with a 89th minute penalty.
 
In the Championship Sammy Ameobi had a shot cleared off the line in Cardiff’s 1:1 draw with Brighton. Sammy had entered fray as a 63rd minute sub.
 
In League One Adam Armstrong fired in another 2 goals for Coventry City in their 3:0 victory over Shrewsbury Town.
 
In the Scottish Championship, Rangers Falkirk continued to dominate in poll position, beating Falkirk 3:1. James Tavernier scored one of their goals in the 81st minute.
 
In the Spanish Primera Division, Deportivo drew 1:1 with Granada. Jonas Gutierrez made his debut as a 58th  minute sub.
 
Gateshead lost a closely fought promotion battle with Dover 3:2. Paddy McLaughlin assisted both Gateshead’s goals; while Nicky Deverdics assisted one of Dover’s goals. Baxter & sub Marwood also featured  
 
Topping the Evo Stik Premier at present are Blyth Spartans, who beat Grantham 3:2. Alex Nicholson scored their opener in the 9th minute.
 
In the FA Vase 2nd Qualifying Round, Durham City beat Bedlington Terriers 4:2 after extra time. Exiting Bedlington, had Marc Walton as one of their goal scorers. Player / manager Andy Ferrell also played as did sub Liam Davison.
 
A brave fight by Heaton Stannington, also them edged out in extra time, with them losing to Chester-Le-Street 4:3. In the 2nd half both Brian Dodsworth & a Chester player were sent off.
 
There were no concerns for Paddy Atkinson’s Whitley Bay who stormed into the next round beating West Alllotment Celtic 5:1. Mark Bertram featured at inside right.
 
South Shields defeated Washington 2:1, with Scott Pocklington in goal. 
 
Newton Aycliffe also progressed by beating, Barnoldswick Town 3:0. Dennis Knight scored one of their goals.
 
In the Northern League, Dunston gained a point with a 1:1 draw with Marske United. Their equaliser came 8 minutes from times when goal assist specialist Alex Francis crossed for Morien to head home. Burrell also featured.
 
League leaders lost ground with a 2:1 defeat to Consett. Their late goal was scored by Mark Doninger in the 93nd. minute.
 
In the Northern League Division II; Joe Kerridge opened his goal scoring account for Easington in a 2:1 defeat to Ashington in the Northern League Cup.
 
Finally in the Bluefin Youth Alliance 2nd Division, Gateshead FC ‘A’ hammered Swalwell 7:0. Meesha Kanda hit a hat trick; one of which was a penalty.
 
OCT.4th
 
England Under 17’s drew 1;1 with Portugal in their final Euro Group 9 Qualifier. Mackenzie Heaney was a 58th minute sub.
 
OCT.5th
 
Following the previous evenings announced that Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat had resigned, along with assistant head coach Petrovic. Paul Bracewell & Robbie Stockdale were appointed as temporary caretakers in charge. 
 
OCT.6th
 
Scotland Under 19’s defeated Mexico 3:1 in a friendly. Kyle Cameron played the full match.
 
Gateshead lost 2:1 to Grimsby, despite goal a goal up through Craig Baxter after 10 minutes, when a shot / cross went in under the bar.
 
Blyth Spartans nearly snatched a later winner against Ramsbottom, with Michael Richardson hitting the post in the 91st minute.
 
In the Northumberland Senior Cup 1st. Round, Ashington knocked out Newcastle Benfield 5:2. Matty Grieve scored one of their goals in the first half.
 
Northern League challengers Morpeth Town beat Consett 5:2. Ben Sayer was among their goal scorers.
 
North Shields also continued their run of good form, seeing off West Auckland 2:0. Ryan McGorrigan scored their second goal.
 
OCT.7th
 
England Under 20’s defeated Holland 3:1 in the friendly Mercedes Elite Cup Tournament. Alex Gilliead started the game No.9. He was later replaced in the 72nd minute
 
Heaton Stannington left it late to beat West Allotment Celtic 2:1, in the Northumberland Senior Cup 1st Round. The 88th minute winner from Wright, came from a Brian Dodsworth assist.
 
Bedlington Terriers progressed in the Northumberland Senior Cup, with 5:2 victory over Alnwick Town. Andy Ferrell scored a hat trick, including a penalty.
 
OCT.8th
 
Serbia defeated Albania 2:0 in their Euro Qualifying Group I match. Aleksandar Mitrovic played the whole game.  
 
Michael O’Neil’s Northern Ireland defeated Greece 3:1 in Group F; to gain a rare an historic qualification into next summers Championship finals. Shane Ferguson remained on the bench as an unused sub.
 
The Faore Islands lost a closely fought Group F match, 2:1 to Hungary. Joan Edmundsson played the whole game at outside left while Hungary fielded Tamas Kadar at centre half. The result leaves Hungary hot on the heels of Romania for qualification. 
 
There was also a great result, Republic of Ireland who defeated the mighty Germany 1:0. Shay Given started the first half, but came off in the 44th minute; due to a knee injury. The result puts Ireland joint second, one point behind the Germans with a great chance of qualification.
 
France defeated Armenia 4:0, in an international friendly. Inside right Yohan Cabaye scored their second goal in the 55th minute. He was subbed in the 77th minute; while Moussa Sissoko came on to replace him.
 
The Republic of Congo defeated Nigeria 2:0 in a friendly, with Chancel Mbemba at right half  
 
England Under 19’s defeated Macedonia 2:0 in their European Qualifier. Adam Armstrong No.8 scored their opening goal in the 67th. minute. He was subbed 4 minutes later. Freddie Woodman was in goal, keeping a clean sheet.
 
OCT.9th
 
With qualification already guaranteed, England continued to dominate at the top of Group E, defeating Estonia 2:0. James Milner played the full game at left half.  
 
Scotland Under 19’s drew their latest friendly 2:2 verses the USA. Kyle Cameron played the full game.
 
Ivan Toney was announced as the Barclays Under 21’s Player of the Month.
 
Finally, ‘Big Sam’ Allardyce was appointed as the new Sunderland manager. 
 
St. James Park hosted its 2nd Rugby World Cup 2015 game: Match 33. Pool C;
NEW ZEALAND 47 (14) ‘v’ 9 (3)
TONGA. Scorers: BEN SMITH (Trie- 12 mins), TONY WOOD COCK (Trie- 30 mins), DANIEL CARTER (Conversions- 14, 31, 53, 58, 65 & 71 mins), SAM CANE (Trie- 69 mins), MA’A NONU (Trie- 75 mins), NEHE MILNER-SKUDDER (Tries- 52 & 57 mins), SONNY BILL WILLIAS (Trie- 65 mins), New Zealand. KURT MORATH (Penalty Goals- 25, 48 & 56 mins),  Referee: John Lacey (Tipperary, Ireland) Attendance: 50 985.
NEW ZEALAND: TONY WOODCOCK (Replaced- 42), DANE COLES (Replaced- 65), OWEN FRANKS (Replaced- 61), LUKE ROMANO (Replaced- 48), SAM WHITELOCK (Replaced- 65), JEROME KAINO, SAM CANE, KIERAN READ, AARON SMITH (Replaced- 71), DANIEL CARTER, WAISAKE NAHOLO (Replaced- 56), MA’A NONU, CONRAD SMITH (Replaced- 61), NEHE MILNER-SKUDDER, BEN SMITH.
REPLACEMENTS (SUBS): KEVEN MEALAMU (SUB- 65), WYATT CROCKETT (SUB- 42), BEN FRANKS (SUB- 61), BRODIE RETALLICK (SUB- 48), LIAM MESSAM (SUB- 65), TAWERA KERR-BARLOW (SUB- 71), BEAUDEN BARRETT (SUB- 56), SONNY BILL WILLIAMS (SUB- 61). 
TONGA: SOANE TONGA’UIHA(Replaced- 54), ELVIS TAIONE (Replaced- 48), HALANI ‘AULIKA (Replaced- 69), LUA LOKOTUI, JOE TUINEAU (Replaced- 53), SIONE KALAMAFONI, NILI LATU, VILI MA’AFU (Replaced- 65), SONATANE TAKULUA (Replaced- 69), KURT MORATH (Replaced- 61), FETU’U VAINIKOLO, LATIUME FOSITA, SIALE PIUTAU, TELUSA VEAINU (Replaced- 65), VUNGA LILO.
REPLACEMENTS (SUBS): PAULA NGAUAMO (SUB-48), SONA TAUMALOLO (SUB- 54), SILA PUAFISI (SUB- 69), STEVE MAFI (SUB- 53), JACK RAM (SUB- 65), SAMISONI FISILAU (SUB- 69), VILIAMI TAHITU’A (SUB- 61), VILIAMI HELU (SUB- 65).
 
OCT.10th
 
Newcastle UNDER 18’s mirror the fortunes of the first time, losing to MANCHESTER CITY 6(3) : 1(0); away at the City Academy
in the league. The goal scorers for City were; JADON SANCHO (2 GOALS 2 & 4 mins), PAOLO FERNANDES (24 mins), LUKAS NMECHA (53 mins), SADOU DIALLO (85 mins- Pen), ISAAC BUCKLEY-RICKETTS (90+ 1 min). Newcastle’s only goal of the game was scored by LEWIS McNALL in the 86th minute.
NUFC: BRENDAN PEARSON, YANNICK AZIAKONOU, JAKE TRODD, LEWIS SUDDICK (SUB- 60 SHANE DONAGHEY), BEN POLLOCK, BRANDON WILLIAMS, GIDEON ADU-PEPRAH (capt), DAN LOWTHER (SUB- 60 LOUIS JOHNSON), OLIVER LONG, LUKE CHARMAN, MACKENZIE HEANEY, CALLUM SMITH (SUB- 72 LEWIS McNALL).
MAN.CITY: DANIEL GRIMSHAW, CALLUM BULLOCK (SUB- 64 LEWIS BLACKSHAW), CHARLIE OLIVER, TOSIN ADARABIOYO (capt), JACOB DAVENPORT (SUB- 73 JOE COVENEY), DEMEACO DUHANEY, PAOLO FERNANDES (SUB- 64 ISAAC BUCKLEY-RICKETTS), SADOU DIALLO, LUKAS NMECHA, AYOTOMIWA DELE-BASHIRU, JADON SANCHO.
 
The last of the 3 Rugby World Cup 2015 games took place at St. James Park. Match 34. Pool B; SCOTLAND 36 (23) ‘v’ 33 (26)  SAMOA. Scorers: TOMMY SEYMOUR (Trie- 11 mins), JOHN HARDIE (Trie- 31 mins), GREG LAIDLAW (Trie- 73 mins. Penalty Kicks- 8, 19, 24, 50 & 52 mins. Conversions- 12, 32), Scotland. TUSI PISI (Trie- 10 mins, Conversion 10 mins, Penalty Kicks 4, 28 & 37 mins), MANU LEIATAUA (Trie- 13 mins), REYNOLD LEE-LO (Trie- 20 mins), MOTU MATU’U (Trie- 77 mins), PATRICK FA’APALE (Conversion- 77 mins), Samoa. Referee: Jaco Peyper (Bloemfontein, South Africa). Attendance: 51 982.
SCOTLAND: ALASDAIR DICKINSON (Replaced- 22, SUB- 27), ROSS FORD Replaced- 65), WP NEL, RICHIE GRAY, JONNY GRAY (Replaced- 61), RYAN WILSON (Replaced- 52), JOHN HARDIE, DAVID DENTON, GREIG LAIDLAW (capt), FINN RUSSELL, TOMMY SEYMOUR, MATT SCOTT (Replaced- 75), MARK BENNETT, SEAN MATLAND, STUART HOGG (Replaced- 70).
REPLACEMENTS (SUBS): FRASER BROWN (SUB- 65), GORDON REID (SUB- 22, Replaced- 27), TIM SWINSON (SUB- 61), JOSH STRAUSS (SUB- 52), PETER HORNE (SUB- 75), SEAN LAMONT (SUB- 70).
SAMOA: SAKARIA TAULAFO (Replaced- 58), MANU LEIATAUA (Replaced- 73), CENSUS JOHNSTON (Replaced- 58), FILO PAULO, KANE THOMPSON (Replaced- 28), MAURIE FA’ASAVALU, JACK LAM, ALAFOTI FA’OSILIVA (Replaced- 58), KAHN FOTUALI’I (capt) (Replaced- 78), TUSI PISI (Replaced- 70), FA’ATOINA AUTAGAVAIA Replaced- 70), REYNOLD LEE-LO, GEORGE PISI, PAUL PEREZ, TIM NANAI-WILLIAMS.
REPLACEMENTS (SUBS): MOTU MATU’U (SUB- 73), VILLIAMU AFATIA (SUB-58), ANTHONY PERENISE (SUB- 58), FAIFILI LEVAVE (SUB- 28), VAVAE TUUILAGI (SUB- 58), VAVAO AFEMAI (SUB- 78), PATRICK FAAPALE (SUB- 70), KEN PISI (SUB-70).  
 
Elsewhere, Holland regained their form, beating Kazakhstan 2:1. Georginio Wijnaldum scored their first goal in the 33rd. minute. Tim Krul started the game, but went off injured in the 80th minute.
 
England Under 19’s won their European Qualifier, 1:0 against Finland. Freddie Woodman played in goal & Adam Armstrong was an 88th minute sub. at inside left.
 
Alex Gilliead was also involved in England Under 20’s  2:1 Mercedes-Benz Elite Cup win over Turkey. He started at left half & came off in the 67th minute.
 
In the FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round, a brave Whitley Bay, managed by Paddy Atkinson;  lost 3:2 to Chorley. Mark Bertram featured at inside right for Whitley.
 
In the Northern League Newton Aycliffe beat Durham 5:0. Dennis Knight scored 2 of  the goals in the second half.  
 
Penrith defeated Newcastle Benfield 3;1. Stephen Logan scored the third in the 72nd minute, & was subbed later in the game. 
 
Both West Allotment Celtic’s Dan Mullen & Washington’s Jonathan Carmichael kept clean sheets; as their sides beat Bishop Auckland 2:0 & Norton & Stockton 3:0, respectably.  
 
OCT.11th
 
Shane Ferguson
was a 71st minute sub in their 1:1 draw with Finland in a Euro Qualifier Group F match.
 
Greece defeated Hungary 4:3, in their Euro Qualifier. Hungary fielded Tomas Kadar at centre half.
 
Also in Group F, The Faroe Islands lost 3:0 to Romania, with Joan Edmundsson played the whole match at inside left
 
Serbia lost their Euro Qualifier 2:1 to Portugal. Aleksandar Mitrovic played up front, coming after 85 mins.
 
Zurab Khizanishvili was a 78th minute sub. for Georgia in a 2:1 Group D defeat Germany.
 
France played another friendly, this time beating Denmark 2:1. Moussa Sissoko played the full game at Outside Right. Yohan Cabaye was a 88th minute sub.  
 
Newcastle announced they were prematurely recalling Freddie Woodman from loan due to the seriousness of Krul’s injury.  
 
OCT.12th
 
The Republic of Congo defeated Gabon 2:1 in a friendly, with Chancel Mbemba at left back & scoring the winner in the 88th. minute. 
 
Scotland Under 19’s drew 2:2 with Germany in a friendly. Kyle Cameron started at left back
 
OCT.13th
 
Holland failed to qualify for Euro 2026, going down 3:2 to the Czech republic. Georginio Wijnaldum played the whole match at outside right.
 
England Under 20’s lost 1:0 to Germany in the Mercedes Benz Elite Cup. Alex Gilliead was a 65th minute sub at right half.
 
England Under 19’s draw 0:0 with Italy in a European Championship qualifier. Freddie Woodman played, as did Adam Armstrong at outside left, before being subbed in the 68th minute.
 
Motherwell appointed Scotland assistant coach Mark MGhee as their new manager.
 
OCT.16th
 
Newcastle UNDER 21’s defeated FULHAM, 2:0 away at Craven Cottage. After a goalless first half, Newcastle’s late goal scorers were: GAEL BIGIRIMANA (80 mins) with a free kick & IVAN TONEY (87 mins). Referee: Anthony Coggins (Oxfordshire), Attendance: 291.
NUFC: BRENDAN PEARSON, JAMIE STERRY, LIAM GIBSON, GAEL BIGIRIMANA, CALLUM WILLIAMS, LUBO SATKA, DANIEL BARLASER, SEAN LONGSTAFF, IVAN TONEY, LIAM SMITH (SUB- 60 DAN WARD), CALLUM ROBERTS
.
FULHAM: MAREK RODAK, RYHEEM SHECKLEFORD (SUB- 45 AARON DAVIES), SHANE ELWORTHY, NIKOLAY BODUROY, JORDAN EVANS, DEAN O’HALLORAN (SUB- 45 JOSH WALKER), JOSH SMILE, FODAY NABAY, GEORGE WILLIAMS, MATT SMITH (SUB- 60 STEPHEN HUMPHREYS), AARON REDFORD. 
 
Richard Archer signed for Durham City.
 
OCT.17th
 
The UNDER 18’s continued their run of defeats, going down to EVERTON. They lost 1(1) : 3(2) away a
t the Finch Farm Training Centre in the Academy League. Referee: Zac Bamber (Blackburn). Goal Scorers: DELIAL BEWSTER (1 min), BENI BANINGIME (16 mins), CALLUM LEES (84 mins), Everton. CALLUM SMITH (3 mins), NUFC. Heaney missed a penalty in the 59th minute.
NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, JAKE TRODD, BEN KITCHEN, SHANE DONAGHEY, BEN POLLOCK, GIDOEN ADU-PEPRAH, LUKE CHARMAN, MACKENZIE HEANEY, LEWIS McNALL, LOUIS JOHNSON (Sub- 2nd Half- OWEN GALLAGHER), CALLUM SMITH.
EVERTON: CIARAN O’LOUGHLIN, CALLUM LEES, SPENCER MYERS, JACK BAINBRIDGE, MORGAN FEENEY, BENI BANINGIME, MICHAEL DONOHUE, JACK KIERSEY, DELIAL BEWSTER, NATHAN BROADHEAD, DANIEL BRAMALL.(Subs not used? To Confirm)
 
In the Premier league, A Yohan Cabaye 25th minute penalty (which had to retaken & converted a second time) was not enough to stop Crystal Palace losing 3:1 to West Ham.
 
In League Two, Alex Gilliead scored his first goal for Carlisle. It came in the 77th minute shot. His goal would prove to be a match winner over Exeter.
 
In the Scottish Premier, Mark McGhee’s first game in charge of Motherwell, saw his side go down to an early goal by Celtic.
 
In the Scottish League One, Stenhousemuir drew 2:2 with Cowdenbeath, after a late come back. Colin McMenamin scored their opener in the 87th minute.
 
In the Conference, Dover beat Macclesfield 2:1. Nicky Deverdics scored the winning goal with 56th minute penalty.
 
The Evo Stik Premier Blyth Spartans continued to top the table, with a 3:1 victory over Colwyn Bay. Things were equal with 10 minutes to go, when sub Michael Richardson scored & then in the 89th minute he got another. Alex Nicholson also came on as a sub. 
 
There was plenty of action in the Northern League. Newton Aycliffe beat Newcastle Benfield 3:1. Dennis Knight assisted one of the goals from a cross in the 53rd minute. Kitchen also featured; while Benfield had Cook, Talbot & Taylor in the line up.
 
Durham City defeated Norton % Stockton 3:0, giving Richard Archer his debut.
 
Bedlington Terriers gained a valuable point in a 3:3 draw with Penrith. Marc Walton got on the score sheet, netting in the 65th. minute. The Terriers side also included Ferrell &Quinn, while Penrith had Logan playing.
 
Finally, in Northern League Division II Joe Kerridge scored for Easington Colliery in their convincing 7:1 hammering of Ryton & Crawcrook.
 
OCT.18th
 
Newcastle hosted NORWICH CITY, in the Premier League. The recent struggles of their opening matches evaporated with a tremendous 6 (3) : 2 (2), victory. The goal scoring hero of the day was GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM. He scored 4 goals, in the 14th, 26th, 66th & 85th minutes. AYOZE PEREZ also scored in the 33rd minute & ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC got the other with a volley in the 64th
minute. The Norwich goals came from DIEUMERCI MBOKANI (20 mins) & NATHAN REDMOND (34 mins). Norwich did have chances to score more; hitting the woodwork twice in the game. The attendance was 47 006 & the referee was Anthony Taylor (Greater Manchester). Norwich featured Sebastien Bassong
NUFC: ROB ELLIOT, DARYL JANMAAT, CHANCEL MBEMBA, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), PAUL DUMMETT (SUB- 65 MASSADIO HAIDARA), MOUSSA SISSOKO, CHEICK TIOTE (SUB- 45 VURNON ANITA), JACK COLBACK, GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM, AYOZE PEREZ, ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC (SUB- 87 PAPISS CISSE).
NORWICH: JOHN RUDDY, STEVEN WHITTAKER, RUSSELL MARTIN (capt), SEBASTIEN BASSONG, MARTIN OLSSON (SUB- 84 CAMERON JEROME), NATHAN REDMOND, ALEXANDER TETTEY (SUB- 61 WES HOLLAHAN), GRAHAM DORRANS (SUB- 84 GARY O’NEIL), ROBBIE BRADY, JONNY HOWSON, DIEUMERCI MBOKANI.
 
OCT.19th
 
Ex Newcastle & Darlington player Ron Greener, died aged 81.
 
Medhi Abeid scored his first goal of the season for Panathinaikos in a 3:1 verses PAS Giannia in the Greek League. His goal came 3 mins into injury time.
 
OCT.20th
 
Carlisle United lost 3:2 to Northampton Town. Alex Gilliead scored again for Carlisle in 29th minute. Macaulay Gillesphey also featured.  
 
Blyth Spartans drew 1:1 with Ashton United in the Evo Astik League. They nearly won, with Michael Richardson hitting the bar with a heard in the 10th minute.   
 
OCT.21st
 
Newton Aycliffe beat  Norton & Stockton  2:0 in the  Northern League. Dennis Knight scored one of their goals. 
 
Newcastle’s Fan Forum took place at SJP, after being rescheduled back six days from Oct.15th.  Unfortunately no minutes from the meeting are available.

 
OCT.22nd
 
Sunderland appointed Paul Bracewell as their assistant manager to Sam Allardyce.
 
OCT.23rd
 
Bolton Wanderers signed ‘free agent’ Shola Ameobi.
 
Wallsend Boys held a special 80th Birthday at the Gosforth Psrk Hotel, in aid of charity. The guest speakers were Peter Beardsley & Steve Bruce. Also in attendance were ex Wallsend Boys, Lee Clark, Steve Watson, John Watson, Alan Thompson & Neil McDonald; as well ex Newcastle players Malcolm Macdonald & Bob Moncur. 
 
Keith Gillespie, Joe Allon & Jason McAteer did a talk in at the Elmfield Club in Hebburn,
 
OCT.24th
 
Newcastle’s UNDER 18’s won a thrilling academy league encounter with DERBY COUNTY, 5(1) : 4(1) at home at Little Benton
. The goal scorers were as follows: ALEX COVER (9 mins), JARED BIRD (47 mins), TIMI-MAX ELSNICK (58 mins), TOM MELLORS (68 mins), Derby Co. LOUIS JOHNSON (41 mins), BEN KITCHEN (48 mins), LEWIS McNALL (50 mins), OWEN GALLAGHER (81 mins), CALLUM SMITH (90+ 2 mins), NUFC.
NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, JAKE TRODD, BEN KITCHEN, SHANE DONAGHEY (SUB- 82 CRAIG SPOONER), BEN POLLOCK, GIDEON ADU-PEPRAH, LUKE CHARMAN (SUB- 70 JAMIE HOLMES), MACKENZIE HEANEY, LEWIS McNALL, LOUIS JOHNSON (SUB- 70 OWEN GALLAGHER), CALLUM SMITH.
DERBY: JOSH BARNES, HARRY GOODE, TIMI-MAX ELSNIK, MICAH EDWARDS, KYRON STABANA, ALEX COVER, JARED BIRD, JAMES CARVELL, JAHVAN DAVIDSON-MILLER, KELLAN GORDON, ALEX BABOS. (Known Sub- 2nd Half- TOM MELLORS)
 
 
In the Premier League, West Ham beat troubled Chelsea 2:1. The winner came from the head of Andy Carroll in the 79th minute. 
 
In the Championship, Bolton Wanderers handed new signing Shola Ameobi his debut. He repaid them with 32nd minute goal in a 1:1 draw with Leeds United; having come on as a sub in the 12th minute.
 
In League One Colchester United drew 4:4 with Walsall in a thrilling game. Darren Ambrose scored their fourth in the 80th minute.
 
Gateshead were knocked out of the FA Cup in the 4th  qualifying Rd; losing 2:1 at home to Worcester City. He side included Paddy McLaughlin & sub Matty Pattison.
 
In the Northern League. there were two goal assists for Michael Riley making his returning debut, (having signed that morning); to Newcastle Benfield in their 3:1 victory over Norton & Stockton. His second assist was early in the 2nd half, setting up Dan Taylor to score.  Their line up also included Mark Cook & Paul Brayson returning from injury
 
Bedlington Terriers continuing their worrying runoff results, losing 3:1 to Newton Aycliffe. Andy Ferrell scored in the 44th minute, with side also including Walton & Quinn. Aycliffe’s line up included Kitchen & Knight.
 
Jarrow Roofing beat Dunston UTS 5:2. Adam Rundle got himself a goal in the 45th minute. He was later replaced by Keiran Wrightson.
 
Durham City battled to a 2:2 draw with Sunderland RCA. Richard Archer scored his first goal for the club in the second half.
 
In Northern League Division II, there was also a goal for Joe Kerridge in Easington Collieries 3:0 victory over Esh Winning.
 
Malcolm Macdonald did a talk in with John Gibson at the Whitley Bay Lodge snooker Centre.
 
OCT.25th
 
The seasons first Derby Day away to Allardyce & Bracewell’s SUNDERLAND at the Stadium of Light resulted in a 6th. defeat in a row; creating a new unwanted record after 118 years of NUFC v Sunderland competitive derb y natches. The game ended in a 3(1) : 0(0) defeat. After a first half dominated by Newcastle, a farcical 2 minutes of injury time saw Newcastle’s Gini denied a penalty & Sunderland obtain a dubious one, resulting in the sending off of Coloccini
& the script was rewrote. For the record Sunderland’s goal were scored by ADAM JOHNSON (45+2 mins – Pen), BILLY JONES (65 mins), STEVEN FLETCHER (86 mins). The attendance was 47 653 & heavily criticised  referee was Robert Madley (West Yorkshire). Newcastle appealed again the harsh sending off & won, with the red card being rescinded & Colo’s impending one match ban not coming into effect.  
NUFC: ROB ELLIOT, DARYL JANMAAT (capt- 2nd Half, CHANCEL MBEMBA, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt 1st Half) (Sent- Off 45 + 1 min), PAUL DUMMETT (SUB- 78 FLORIAN THAUVIN, MOUSSA SISSOKO, CHEICK TIOTE (SUB- JAMAAL LASCELLES), JACK COLBACK (SUB- 49 VURNON ANITA), GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM, AYOZE PEREZ, ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC.
SUNDERLAND: COSTEL PANTILIMON, DeANDRE YEDLIN, YOUNES KABOUL, JOHN O’SHEA (capt) (SUB- 37 SEBASTIAN COATES), BILLY JONES, LEE CATTERMOLE, YANN M’VILA, ADAM JOHNSON, OLA TOIVONEN (SUB- 36 JERMAIN DEFOE), JERMAIN LENS (SUB- 82 SEBASTIAN LARSSON), STEVEN FLETCHER.
   
OCT.26th
 
Newcastle’s UNDER 21’s Lost 4(1) : 6(2) to DERBY COUNTY, in the league away at University of Derby Training Ground
Goal Scorers: CRAIG BRYSON (21 mins), OFFRANDE ZANZALA (2 GOALS- 30 & 55 mins), IVAN CALERO (2 GOALS- 48 & 70 mins), MASON BENNETT (84 mins), Derby. GAEL BIGIRIMANA (19 mins), IVAN TONEY (50 mins Pen), CALLUM WILLIAMS (58 mins), SEAN LONGSTAFF (72 mins), NUFC. Referee: Thomas Bramall (Sheffield). Attendance: Approx: 130. The Derby County goalkeeper was Jonathan Mitchell.
NUFC: BRENDAN PEARSON, JAMIE STERRY, LIAM GIBSON (SUB- 77 ADAM LAIDLER), GAEL BIGIRIMANA (Sent Off- 77 mins), CALLUM WILLIAMS, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, DAN BARLASER, SEAN LONGSTAFF (SUB- 80 DAN WARD), IVAN TONEY, LIAM SMITH, CALLUM ROBERTS.  
DERBY CO: JONATHAN MITCHELL (capt), ALEFE SANTOS, KYRON STABANA, CHARLES VERNAM, CALLUM GUY, JAKE BUXTON (SUB- 46 ALEX COVER), CRAIG BRYSON, ALBAN BUNJAKU (SUB- 87 TIMI-MAX ELSNIK), OFFRANDE ZANZALA (SUB- 87 CALUM MACDONALD), MASON BENNETT, IVAN CALERO.
 
OCT.27th
 
Chelsea were knocked out of the Capital One League Cup in the 4th Rd. by Stoke City. After the game ended in a 1:1 draw (AET), they lost 4:5 on Pens. Chelsea’s goal in normal time was scored by sub. Loic Remy in the first minute of injury time. Remy also converted a penalty in the shoot out.
 
Everton also progressed after their tie with Norwich ended in a 1:1 (AET). Their penalty shoot out saw them win 4:3. Norwich’s goal in normal time was scored by Sebastian Bassong in the 51st minute.
 
Hull City were the third side on the night to progress on penalty after their tie with Leicester City ended in a 1:1 draw. The penalty shoot out saw them win 5:4. Ryan Taylor featured in the game at right back, before being subbed in the 79th minute. 
 
OCT.29th
 
Mike Williamson
went out on loan to Championship side Wolves.
 
Liverpool also progressed in the League Cup, beating Bournemouth 1:0. The losing side included defender Sylvain Distin.
 
OCT.31st
 
Newcastle ended the month, the Premier league home fixture with STOKE CITY. The game in a 0(0) : 0(0) draw. Despite having the best of the chances & Mitrovic hitting the woodwork with a header
. The Stoke goalkeepers heroics also kept Newcastle at bay. The attendance was 47139 & the referee was Roger East from Wiltshire.
NUFC: ROB ELLIOT, DARYLL JANMATT (SUB 83 JAMAAL LASCELLES), CHANCEL MBEMBA, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, MOUSSA SISSOKO, VURNON ANITA, CHEICK TIOTE (SUB-70 SEIM DE JONG), GEORGINIO WIDJNALDUM, AYOZE PEREZ, ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC.
STOKE: JACK BUTLAND, GLEN JOHNSON, RYAN SHAWCROSS (capt), PHILIP WOLLSCHEID,ERIK PIETERS, GLEN WHEELAN, CHARLIE ADAM, MARKO ARNAUTOVIC (SUB- 89 MARCO VAN GINKEL), BOJAN KRKIC (SUB- 59 IBRAHAM AFELLAY), XHERDAN SHAQIRI (SUB-90 PETER CROUCH), JONATHAN WALTERS.   
 
The UNDER 18’s were also in action in the Academy League verses STOKE CITY. They won 3(1) : 2(0) at home at Little Benton. The goal scorers were: LEWIS McNALL (2 GOALS- 26 & 46 mins), LOUIS JONSON (52mins), NUFC. DANIE: JARVIS (68 mins), THIBAUD VERLINDEN (84 mins), Stoke.Stoke had Kos Sadiki sent off in the 69th minute.
NUFC: PAUL WOOLSTON, LEWIS SUDDICK, BEN KITCHEN, BEN POLLOCK, GIDEON ADU-PEPRAH, LUKE CHARMAN,MACKENZIE HEANIE, LEWIS McNALL, LOUIS JOHNSON (SUB- 78 JAMIE HOLMES), CALLUM SMITH (SUB- 68 OWEN GALLAGHER.
STOKE: (Included) KOS SADIKI (Sent Off- 69), DANIE JARVIS, THIBAUD VERLINDEN.. 
 
In the Championship, Mike Williamson made his debut for Wolves at right half in a 2:0 win over Birmingham.
 
Adam Armstrong notched up another 2 late goals for Coventry City, as they beat Peterborough 3:2.
 
Carlisler United beat Yeovil Town in League Two, with Alex Gilliead assisting one o the goals. Macaulay Gillesphey also featured as 35th minute sub.
 
Elsewhere, Stenhousemuir won an exiting Scottish League One match Peterhead 4:3. Colin McMenamin scored their first in the 43rd minute.
 
Gateshead got back into winning ways with 3:2 victory at Boreham Wood. Matty Pattison assisted their winning goal in the 77th minute. McLaughlin also played.
 
Gateshead Reserves hammered Sunderland West End 6:0, in the 1st. Round of the Durham Challenge Cup.Meesha Kanda scored the opener in the 12th minute. 
 
Blyth Spartans progressed through their FA Trophy 1st Qualifying Round tie, beating Kendal Town 4:0. Michael Richardson scored in the second half, with Nicholson also featuring.
 
In the FA Vase 1st Round, a number of NE sides progressed. Ashington beat Dronfield 3:2, after extra time. Their winner came from the head of Liam Atkin in the 115th minute.
 
Newton Aycliffe were comfortably through to the next round, beating Chester-Le- Street 4:0. Dennis Knight got one of the goals.
 
Whitley Bay’s tie with Northwich Manchester Villa ended at 1:1 (AET), requiring a replay. Bay’s vital goal was scored by Mark Bertram in the first half.
 
A hat trick by Mark Donninger was not enough for Shildon as they were knocked out, losing 5:4 to Handsworth Paramor. 
 
Finally, in the Northern League Division II, Joe Kerridge got another goal for Easington in their 3:2 win over Thornaby. 

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BULLETIN 54- NOVEMBER 2015

The month began with an away trip to the South Coast to play Premier League newcomers Bournemouth and a welcome first away nervous win of the season. After another meaningless international break, Newcastle returned to action & their fortunes once again dipped leaving them back in the relegation zone. 
 
There have been two new trialists at the clubs academy from Finland; MAURO SEVERINO & NIKLAS JOKELAINEN. They join the clubs database; along with an update of the clubs current 1st Team & Non 1st Team squads in their ‘Toon Tracker’ sections. There is also yet another ex player, who has been managing lately to be added to the database; KEITH ARMSTRONG. A quick scan of the Wearside League has also found ex youth player JACK WANLESS still playing & added to the database. I was also tipped off that GAVIN MAGUIRE featured in a charity match a few years ago & he too now gets added. These latest additions brings the total number of ex players on the ‘tracker’ roll call is now a massive 560. Despite not having the capacity on the website to update all those records, I have managed to continue all of them ‘off line’. This excludes the 5 full profiles of players who are still playing, which will continue to be updated; as will the ‘current players sections’. There is a new Player Profile addition this month is ex West End goalkeeper THOMAS IRWIN.
 
NOV.1st
 
Jonkopings Sodra ended the season in the Swedish Superettan League as champions, winning their final game 5:2 over Utsiken. Daryl Smylie was in the side making his 29th appearance for them that season.
 
NOV.2nd.
 
Newcastle’s UNDER 21’s played ASTON VILLA at home at SJP, in the Development League & Won 2(0) : 0(0). Both goals were scored by CALLUM ROBERTS (78 & 85 mins), from two superb Ivan Toney assists
. The attendance was 909 & the referee was Billy Khatib (Sunderland).
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, KEVIN MBABU (SUB- 88 DAN WARD), JAMAAL LASCELLES, LUBO STAKA (SUB- 45 CALLUM WILLIAMS), MASSADIO HAIDARA (SUB- 33 LIAM GIBSON), JAMIE STERRY, DANIEL BARLASER, LIAM SMITH, CALLUM ROBERTS, SEIM DE JONG (capt), IVAN TONEY
ASTON VILLA: MATIJA SARKIC, TOM LEGGETT, LEWIS KINSELLA, GARY GARDNER (SUB 84 HENRY COWANS), JORES OHORE (SUB- 82 EASIAH SULIMAN), NIALL MASON, COREY BLACKETT-TAYLOR, JORDAN LYDEN (capt), RUSHIAN HEPBURN-MURPHY, JARAU SELLARS (SUB- 77 HARRY McKIRDY), ANDRE GREEN.   
 
Leon Best began a trial with Rotherham United.
 
Steve Bowey & Gareth McAlindon the manager & assistant manager of Newcastle Benfield resigned from their posts with the club, following poor start to the season
 
Cambridge United ended manager Richard Money’s contract with them, following some poor results. Money was previously a Newcastle youth coach. 
 
NOV.3rd.
 
Behind Closed UNDER 18’s Friendly v BLACKPOOL, Won 4:3.
Goal Scorers: MAURO SEVERINO (Trialist- 3 Goals), NUFC
; others To Be Confirmed. Also featuring was NIKLAS JOKELAINEN (1 Goal Assist).
 
There was another 2 goals for Adam Armstrong. He scored in the 18th & 52nd minutes, in Coventry’s 4:3 victory over Barnsley.
 
Whitley Bay won their FA Vase 1st Round replay over Northwich Manchester Villa 3:1. Mark Bertram featured at inside right.
 
In the Northern League, Newcastle Benfield lost 6:3 to Consett. Dan Taylor scored one of their goals with a penalty in the 2nd half.
 
NOV.7th
 
Newcastle’s 1st TEAM travelled South to play AFC BOURNEMOUTH, away at the Vitality Stadium, Dean Court; in the Premier League. They won 1(1) :0(0), in game which was dominated by the opposition at times, with goalkeeper Elliot making some vital saves. Newcastle’s goal scorer was AYOZE PEREZ in the 27th minute. The referee was Lee Mason from Lancashire & the attendance was 11 155.. Bournemouth featured ex toon stars Sylvain Distin & Dan Gosling
NUFC: ROB ELLIOT, DARYL JANMAAT, CHANCEL MBEMBA, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, MOUSSA SISSIKO, CHEIK TOITE, VURNON ANITA (SUB- 90 KEVIN MBABU), GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM, AYOZE PEREZ (SUB- 77 FLORIAN THAUVIN), ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC (SUB- 63 PAPISS CISSE).
BOURNEMOUTH: ADAM FEDERICI, ADAM SMITH, SIMON FRANCIS, SYLVAIN DISTIN, CHARLIE DANIELS, DAN GOSLING, ANDREW SORMAN, HARRY ARTER (SUB-79 TOKELO RANTE), MATT RITCHIE, JOSHUA KING (SUB- 73 YANN KERMOGANT), JUNIOR STANISLAS (SUB- 73 LEE TOMLIN). 
 
Newcastle’s UNDER 21’s/RESERVES travelled trhe short distance North to BLYTH SPARTANS at Croft Park, in the Northumberland Senior Cup Quarter Final. They lost on a very wet pitch 2:0. The goal scorers were: MICHAEL RICHARDSON (13 mins) & ROBBIE DALE (77 mins- assist Michael Richardson). The attendance was 801 & the referee was Daniel Woodward from Coxhoe. In addition to ‘player of match’ Richardson; Alex Nicholson also played.
NUFC: PAUL WOOLSTON, JAMIE STERRY, CALLUM WILLIAMS, LUBO SATKA (capt), LIAM GIBSON, DAN WARD (SUB- 26 MICHAEL NEWBERRY), DANIEL BARLASER, CALLUM ROBERTS, SEAN LONGSTAFF (SUB- 70 mins JAMES COBAIN), ADAM LAIDLER, IVAN TONEY.
BLYTH: FABIAN OTTE, ALEX NICHOLSON (SUB- 2nd Half SEAN REID), JORDAN WATSON, DILLON MORSE, RYAN HUTCHINSON (SUB- 2nd Half DANNY PARKER), DAMEN MULLEN, ARRAN WEARMOUTH, (SUB- 2nd Half STEPHEN TURNBULL), MICHAEL RICHARDSON, DAN MAGUIRE, MATTHEW WADE, ROBBIE DALE (capt).
 
The UNDER 18’s were also in action in the Academy League, away at WEST BROM; at their Training Ground. They lost 2:1. Newcastle were two down at half time through goals from JONATHAN LEKO (5 mins) & RAHIS NABI (43 mins). Newcastle’s goal was scored by LEWIS McNALL after about 48 mins. 
NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, LEWIS SUDDICK, BEN POLLOCK (capt), GIDEON ADU-PEPRAH, JAKE TRODD, LUKE CHARMAN (SUB- 2nd Half OWEN GALLAGHER), SHANE DONAGHEY, MACKENZIE HEANEY, CALLUM SMITH, JAMIE HOLMES (SUB- 2nd Half OLIVER LONG), LEWIS McNALL (SUB- LOUIS JOHNSON).
WBA: MATT HALL, BRAD SWEENEY, JACK FITZWATER, DANNY BERBIR, ROBBIE McCOURT, SAM FIELD, RAHIS NABI, ZAK ELBOUZEDI (SUB- 77 JAMES SMITH), JONATHAN LEKO (SUB- 89 KANE WILSON), KYLE EDWARDS, MARCUSS FORSS (SUB- 72 TYLER ROBERTS).  
 
Elsewhere Rangers continue to dominate the Scottish Championship, defeating Alloa 4:0. James Tavernier got one of the goals in the 14th minute.
 
Despite waterlogged pitches leading to some postponements, 2 Northern League Division 1 matches went ahead. Bedlington Terriers ended their losing run, with a 2:2 draw with Sunderland RCA. Marc Walton assisted one of the goals & player manager Andy Ferrell was also in the thick of the action.
 
Dunston UTS beat Seaham Red Star 3:1 as they continue the climb the table & challenge the leaders. Alex Francis assisted one of their goals & Dale Burrell also featured; while Lee  Kerr assisted the Seaham goal. From a free kick.
 
NOV.9th
 
Ivan Toney
went out on loan to Barnsley.
 
James Cobain went out on loan to Sheffield United.
 
NOV.10th
 
Ivan Toney
made his debut for Barnsley in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy ¼ Final (North), 2:1 win over York City. Wearing the squad number 21, he came off with 7 minutes to go.
 
James Cobain also got a run out at Sheffield United, for their Under 21’s, in a development league 3:2 win over Brentford. He featured at right back.
 
Elsewhere in the JP Trophy, Yeovil Town & Gillingham drew 1:1 in their ¼ final (South) match. They won the penalty shoot out that followed 5:4. Ben Tozer scored one of their penalties.
 
NOV.11th
 
England Under 20’s lost a friendly against France 4:3. Alex Gilliead featured as a 67th minute sub. Olivier Kemen captained the French side.
 
Georgia lost 3:0 to Estonia in a friendly. Zurab Khizanishvili played. 
 
NOV.12th
 
Under 21’s / Reserves friendly match Away at the Woodhorn Ground v ASHINGTON; for the opening of the Akzonobel Stand. Newcastle won with a comprehensive 8(2) : 1(0) victory. The goal scorers were; SEAN LONGSTAFF (4 Goals- 3, 51, 60 & 77 mins), ADAM LAIDLER (2 Goals- 31 & 75 mins), LEWIS McNALL (58 mins), OWEN GALLAGHER (74 mins), NUFC. ANDREW JOHNSON (71 mins), Ashington. The match was brought to an end early in the 80th minute due to heavy rain & strong wind
. The attendance was 1229 & the referee was Michael Oliver from Ashington. Liam Atkin, Matty Grieve, Jonathyn Quinn & sub Paul Dunn. The new stand was officially opened by MP Ian Lavery before the game kicked off.
NUFC: BRENDAN PEARSON (SUB- 45 BEN SMITH), JAMIE STERRY (SUB- 55 BEN POLLOCK), LIAM GIBSON, DANIEL BARLASER (SUB- 55 LEWIS SUDDICK), CALLUM WILLIAMS, LUBO SATKA, JAMIE HOLMES (SUB- 55 OWEN GALLAGHER),LIAM SMITH, LEWIS McNALL, SEAN LONGSTAFF, ADAM LAIDLER.
ASHINGTON: CONNOR GRANT (SUB- 34 BEN DUDZINSKI), GARETH WILLIAMS (SUB- 45 TOM GILBEY), KYLE OLIVER, OLLIE HOTCHKISS (SUB- 65 LEWIS ROBSON), LIAM ATKIN, MATTY GRIEVE (SUB- 59 mins FIELD), JONATHYN QUINN, (SUB- 45 LEE SCOTT), MICHAEL DIXON (SUB- 59 PAUL DUNN), KYLE DOWNEY, BEN HARMISON (SUB- 65 CRAIG WEBB), ANDREW JOHNSON..
 
Chancel Mbemba featured for Congo at left half, in a 2:1 victory over Burundi in a World Cup 2nd Rd. Qualifier.
 
England Under 19’s drew 2;2 with Holland in a friendly. Centre forward Adam Armstrong captained the side.
 
Northern Ireland Under 19’s beat Norway 2:1 in an European Championships Qualifier Group9 match. Michael Newberry scored the winner in the 54th minute.
 
NOV.13th
 
Wales lost closely fought friendly match 3:2 to Holland. Paul Dummett was a 65th minute sub. Holland featured Daryl Janmaat at right back & they brought on Georginio Wijnaldum in the 91st minute.
 
Northern Ireland beat Latvia1:0 in a friendly. Shane Ferguson was 69th minute sub.
 
Serbia lost 4:1 to the Czech Republic. Aleksandar Mitrovic gained another cap for his country in a friendly. He was replaced in the 69th minute.
 
France beat Germany 2:0 in a friendly. Hatem Ben Arfa was an 80th minute sub & Yohan Cabaye came on in the 86th minute. Sissoko was an unused sub. The match came close to being abandoned as suicide bombings & shootings began in Paris during the match; which was temporally halted.
 
Scotland Under 19’s beat Latvia 2:0 in their Euro Qualifier. Kyle Cameron featured as a sub in the 62nd. minute.
 
John Beresford, Steve Howey, Brian Kilcline, Kevin Scott & Tommy Wright all took part in a ‘talk in’ at the Lancastrian Suite in Dunston.
 
NOV.14th
 
Northern Ireland Under 19’s drew1:1 with Russia in a European Championship qualifier. Michael Newberry started in the game.
 
The Vanarama National League Dover 3:1 at Forest Green. Nicky Deverdics got their only goal in the 38th minute.
 
Gateshead had a bad day, losing to Wrexham 4:0, with Paddy McLaughlin getting sent off early in the second half. Pattison & sub Baxter also featured.
 
Stenhousemuir drew2:2 with Forar in Scottish League One. Colin McMenamin scored one of their goals in the 78th minute.
 
Blyth Spartans ground out a1:0win over Whitby Town in their FA. Trophy 2nd qualifying round tie. Both Nicholson & Richardson featured.
 
In the Northern League, Bedlington Terriers lost 5:2 to Guisborough Town. Marc Walton got both of Bedlington’s goals, one in about the 3rd. minute & a 91st minute penalty.
 
Newcastle Benfield now managed by Paul Brayson & Mark Convery gained a welcome 5:3 victory over Washington. Paul Brayson scored in the 15th minute & 88th minutes; while Dan Taylor also scored twice in the game. Riley also featured & Cook was the Benfield keeper; while Carmichael was between the sticks for Washington.
 
Their was a win for Gateshead ‘A’s in the Blue Fin Sport Amateur Cup , with Meesha Kanda scoring 4 goals in their 6:1 result over Alnmouth United.
 
Spennymoor Reserves lost 3:2  to Horden CW in the Wearside League, despite a Michael Hoganson goal in the 44th minute.
 
The Unicef Charity Match ‘For Children 7’, took place at Old Trafford between, his GB & Ireland XI beating a Rest of the World XI, 3:1. Over 75000 watched the match in the rain. 56th minute sub Michael Owen scored twice in the 63rd & 89th minutes. Their line up also included half time Sol Cambell & Alan Smith; sub in the 61st minute. The World XI had Patrick Kluivert at inside left. Unfortunately his first half back heeled goal was ruled offside.   
 
There was also a Singapore Masters Football XI a side match, in which a Liverpool side defeated Man.Utd 2:0. Dietmar Hamann scored one of their goals. Also in the Liverpool side was IanRush; while the Manks line up included Louis Saha, Ronnie Johnsen & Keith Gillespie.
 
There was a Talk In at The Tavern in Blyth; in aid of the ‘Toma Fund’; which featured ex players; Jimmy Smith, Ray Ellison, Ron Guthrie, Oliver Bernard, & Dave Clarke (of Blyth Spartans fame); along with Blyth Cup Run Heroes Tommy Dixon & Ronnie Carney.
 
NOV.15th
 
Chancel Mbemba featured at centre half again for the Congo, in a 2:2 draw with Burundi in the 2nd leg of their World Cup 2nd Rd. Qualifier. Gael Bigirimana featured for the first time for Burundi, before being replaced in the 62nd minute.
 
England Under 19’s hammered Japan 5:1 in a friendly. They had Freddie Woodman in goal & Adam Armstrong was 79th minute sub.
 
Scotland Under 19;s lost 1:0 to Serbia in their European Championship Qualifier. Kyle Cameron was in their started eleven.
 
Hungary defeated Norway 2:1 in a Euro Qualifying Play Off. Tomas Kadar featured at right half.
 
Blackburn Rovers appointed Alan Irvine as Assistant manager to Paul Lambert.
 
NOV.16th
 
Newcastle UNDER 18’s travelled to play MANCHESTER UNITED, Away at the J. Davidson Stadium,.Altringham.They won 2(1) : 1(1),in the Academy Premier League. The Goal Scorers were: LEWIS McNALL (32 mins), LUKE CHARMAN (70 mins), NUFC
, ETHAN HAMILTON (43 mins), Man Utd.
NUFC: PAUL WOOLSTON, LEWIS SUDDICK, BEN POLLOCK, GIDEON ADU-PEPRAH, JAKE TRODD, OWEN GALLAGHER (SUB- 76 LOUIS JOHNSON), LUKE CHARMAN, SHANE DONAGHEY, CALLUM SMITH, JAMIE HOLMES (SUB- 83 DAN LOWTHER), LEWIS McNALL. 
MAN.UTD: OLIVER BYRNE, TYLER REID (SUB-83 JAKE KENYON), ROSHAUN WILLIAMS, JIMMY DUNNE, TYRELL WARREN, ZACH DEARNLEY, ETHAN HAMILTON, CALLUM WHELAN, CALLUM GRIBBIN, TOSIN KEHINDE (SUB-96 ANGEL GOMES), MARCUS RASHFORD
 
Northern Ireland Under 19’s lost their Euro Qualifier,2:0 to Slovakia. Michael Newberry played the full game.
 
Leon Best signed for Rotherham following a successful trial
 
Keiran Dyer began taking part in TV’s new series of “I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here”.
 
NOV. 17th
 
Gael Bigirimana went out on loan to Coventry City.
 
France lost 2:0 to England. Yohan Cabaye & Hatem Ben Arfa both started in the match; with Moussa Sissoko coming on the in the 82nd minute as a sub. 
 
Gateshead Reserves defeated Hartlepool United 4:1. Meesha Kanda scored in the 24 minute.  
 
NOV.18th
 
Scotland Under 19’s beat Ireland 4:0 in another European Championship Qualifier.
Kyle Cameron came on as a sub in the 80th minute.
 
There was a further ‘Master’ game between Liverpool Legends & Manchester United’s. They played in a McDonalds Battle of ther Reds match. This time Manchester won 3:2. Louis Saha scored one of the goals; as did Keith Gillespie
 
NOV.19th
 
South Shields had their new functions rooms at Marine Park opened by Alan Shearer. A friendly match between Newcastle & Sunderland Under 15’s was planned following this, but it was cancelled due to bad weather
 
NOV.20th
 
Liam Gibson went out on loan to Gateshead.
 
Kieran Wrightson was signed by Newcastle Benfield.
 
Ottowa Fury appointed Paul Dalglish as their new coach / general manager.
 
NOV.21st
 
Newcastle lost 3:0 at home to Leicester City in the Premier League. The goal scorers JAMIE VARTY (45 mins), LEONARDO ULLOA (62 mins), SHINJI OKAZAKI (83 mins). The attendance was 50 151 & the referee Mike Jones (Cheshire). Leicester featured Danny Simpson; while Jamie Sterry was an unused sub. for Newcastle.
NUFC: ROBERY ELLIOT, DARYL JANMAAT, CHEMEL MBEMBA, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, MOUSSA SISSOKO, CHEICK TIOTE (SUB- 19 FLORIAN THAUVIN), VURNON ANITA, GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM, AYOZE PEREZ (SUB- 81 SEIM DE JONG), ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC (SUB- 62 PAPISS CISSE).
LEICESTER: KASPER SCHMEICHEL, DANNY SIMPSON, ROBERT HUTH, WES MORGAN (capt), CHRISTIAN FUCHS, RIYAD MAHREZ (SUB- 88 NATHAN DYER), N’GOLO KANTE, DANNY DRINKWATER, MARC ALBRIGHTON, LEONARDO ULLOA (SUB- 72 SHINJI OKAZAKI), JAMIE VARDY (SUB- 77 ANDY KING).
 
NUFC Under 18’s beat WOLVES 2:1, at home in the Academy League. The goal scorers were; CHRISTIAN HERC (9mins), Wolves. LOUIS JOHNSON (29 mins Pen) & SHANE DONAGHEY (60 mins), NUFC. Wolves featured short tern loan keeper Owen Wheeler.
NUFC: PAUL WOOLSTON, JAKE TRODD, BEN POLLOCK (capt), GIDEON ADU-PEPRAH, BEN KITCHEN, LEWIS SUDDICK, LUKE CHARMAN, SHANE DONAGHEY, CALLUM SMITH (SUB- 90 DAN LOWTHER), MACKENZIE HEANEY, LOUIS JOHNSON (SUB- 78 OLIVER LONG).
WOLVES: OWEN WHEELER, JOSH HESSAN, ADAM OSBOURNE, CONNOR JOHNSON, RYAN LEEK, ROSS FINNIER (capt), CONOR LEVINGTON (SUB- 74 JORDAN ALLAN), MORGAN GIBBS-WHITE, JOE DELACOE, CHREISTIAN HERC.  
 
Bournemouth drew 2:2 with Swansea, with Dan Gosling scoring in the 26th minute. The results put them just one point behind Newcastle. Routledge featured for Swansea.  
 
In League One Shane Ferguson scored twice in Millwall’s 4:1 victory over Colchester. He netted in the 38th & 62nd minutes, before coming off in the 71st minute. 
 
Coventry City defeated Gillingham 4:1, with Adam Armstrong hitting the post. Gael Bigirimana came on as a sub in the 62nd minute, to make his debut.
 
In Scottish League One, Stenhousemuir beat Brechin 2:1 thanks to an 80th minute winner from Colin McMenamin.
 
In Vanamara National League, Gateshead slumped to a 4:1 defeat at home to FC Halifax Town. On loan Liam Gibson was handed his debut at right half. He was replaced in the 63rd. minute. The ‘Heed’ also featured Pattison at inside right.  
 
Blyth Spartans were knocked off top spot in the Evo Stik League, as they lost 2:1 to Skelmersdale. Michae Richardson got their goal in the 11th minute & Nicholson also played.
 
There were great results in the FA. Vase 2nd Round, for North East sides; Seaham Red Star beast Maltby Main 3:1, with Lee Kerr in the side at inside right.
 
Newton Aycliffe hammered Colne 5:1. Dennis Knight hit a hat trick. Two were penalties; one in the first half & one in injury time. His other goal came late in the first half. Aycliffe’s line up also included Alex Kitchen
 
Dunston UTS got the better of Whitley Bay, winning 2:1. They had the best of the chances in the game, with Dale Burrell having an effort cleared off the line; while Alex Francis also featured. The goal of the game was Whitley’s; scored by  Mark Bertram, who fired in a 77th minute volley from 20 yards.
 
Northern League action saw Newcastle Benfield under the new management team of Paul Brayson & Mark Convery, battle to a goalless draw with Durham. Brayson came close to scoring in a side which featured Keiran Wrightson making his debut at right half. Cook, Riley & Taylor also played. Archer featured for Durham.
 
Finally, in the Wearside League, Prudhoe fought back to beat Murton 3:2. Ex academy trainee  Jack Wanless  scored in the 80th minute.
 
NOV.23rd
 
Newcastle Under 21’s drew 0:0 with WEST BROM, at home at Whitley Park in the Development League. The referee was Iain Turner from Co. Durham & the attendance was approx: 200  .There were Under 21’s competitive debuts for Lewis McNall & Owen Gallagher.
NUFC: KARL DARLOW, JAMIE STERRY,ADAM LAIDLER, CALLUM WILLIAMS (SUB- 70 OWEN GALLAGHER), JAMAAL LASCELLES, LUBO STAKA, DANIEL BARLASER, YOAN GOUFFRAN, LEWIS McNALL, SEIM DE JONG (capt), LIAM SMITH.
WBA: ALEX PALMER, JACK FITZWATER, JOSH EZEWELE, SAM FIELD, KYLE HOWKINS,SHAUN DONNELLAN (capt),JONATHAN LEKO (SUB- 71 TYLER ROBERTS), SAMIR NABI, TAHVON CAMPBELL, GEORGE CLEET (SUB- 56 RAHIS NABI), KYLE EDWARDS (SUB- 84 ZACH ELBOUZEDI).      
 
NOV.24th
 
Carlisle beat Luton Town 4:3 in a thrilling League One encounter. Alex Gilliead was a 63rd minute sub & scored in the 66th minute.
 
Coventry City played out a goalless draw with Bradford City. Adam Armstrong came closest to scoring; hitting the post & Gael Bigirimana also played. 
 
Peterborough beat Barnsley 3:2. Marcus Maddison scored one of the goals in the 73rd minute.   
 
In League Two, Cambridge United beat Morecambe 4:2.Ryan Donaldson got a goal in the 34th minute.
 
In the Northern League Newcastle Benfield continued their improved run of form, with player / manager Paul Brayson scoring in their 4:0 victory over Seaham Red Star.
 
A Charity ‘Spiderman Ball’ was held in honour of Jonas Gutierrez’s battle with cancer. The event at the Gateshead Hilton, saw Coloccini, Steve McClaren & Ian Cathro among others; in attendance. 

NOV.26th. 

Liverpool defeated Bordeaux 2:1 in the Europa League. James Milner scored their first with a penalty in the 38th minute.
 
The Bamburgh Suite at SJP played host to the ‘Brave Hearts NE. Awards Ceremony. Ayoze Perez helped present the awards.
 
NOV.27th
 
Durham City appointed Ashington’s Chris Moore as their new manager, asssisted by Paul Wilkinson.
 
NOV.28th
 
Newcastle crashed to a 5(3) : 1(1) defeat at Alan Pardew’s CRYSTAL PALACE. Newcastle opened the scoring through PAPISS CISSE in the 10th minute,
before things went badly wrong. Palace’s goals were scored by JAMES McARTHUR (14 & 90+ 3 mins), YANNICK BOLASIE (17 & 47 mins) & WILFRD ZAHA (41 mins). The attendance was 24 833 & the referee was Stuart Attwell (Warwickshire). Yohan Cabaye featured for the winners.
NUFC: ROB ELLIOT, DARYL JANMAAT, CHANCEL MBEMA, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, MOUSSA SISSOKO, VURNON ANITA JACK COLBACK (SUB-70 SIEM DE JONG), GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM (SUB-70 YOAN GOUFFRAN), AYOZE PEREZ (SUB- 45 JAMAAL LASCELLES), PAPISS CISSE
C.PALACE: WAYNE HENNESSEY, JOEL WARD, SCOTT DANN, DAMIEN DELANEY (capt), PAPE SOUARE, YOHAN CABAYE (SUB- 75 CHUNG-YONG LEE), JAMES McARTHUR, WILFRED ZAHA (SUB- 67 MILE JEDINAK), JASON PUNCHEON, YANNICK BOLASIE, CONNOR WICKHAM (SUB- 86 PATRICK BARNFORD.    
 
Newcastle UNDER 21’s played a rare Saturday game, away to Glynn Hodges STOKE CITY, at Moss Rose, Macclesfield; in the Development League. They lost 3:0. The goal scorers were; FREDDIE WOODMAN (OG- 4 mins), spilling a cross from Taylor into his own net, MARC MUNIESA (44 minsf), DOM TELFORD (90 mins). Referee: Mark Mellor.
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, CALLUM WILLIAMS, LUBO SATKA, ADAM LAIDLER, JACK HUNTER (SUB- 59 mins. SEAN LONGSTAFF), LIAM SMITH, CALLUM ROBERTS, DANIEL BARLASER, OWEN GALLAGHER (SUB- 70 JAMIE HOLMES), LEWIS McNALL.
STOKE: DANIEL GYOLLAI, LEWIS BANKS, JOEL TAYLOR, EDDY LECOYGNE, MASON WATKINS-CLARK, MARC MUNIESA, SERGIO MOLINA, MARK WADDINGTON, GEORGE WARING, OLIVER SHENTON,MMOHA EL OURIACHI CHOULAY. (SUBS USED- 2nd Half-: DOM TELFORD & JOHNVILLE RENEE-PRINGLE).
 
Newcastle UNDER 18’s played MIDDLESBROUGH at home at Little Benton in the Academy League. They lost 0(0) : 2(0). The goal scorers were JACK LAMBERT (50 mins) & LEE HETHERINGTON (53 mins), Tavernier (ex NUFC Schoolboy also hit the post in the second half. Sub Kieren Aplin made his debut. There was also an new name on the subs bench; Matty Longstaff, younger brother of Sean.
NUFC: PAUL WOOLSTON, JAKE TRODD, BEN POLLOCK (capt), OWEN BAILEY, BEN KITCHEN, OLIVER LONG (SUB-78 YANNICK AZIAKANOU), LUKE CHARMAN, SHANE DONAGHEY, CALLUM SMITH (SUB-58 KIEREN APLIN), MACKENZIE HEANEY,LOUIS JOHNSON.
BORO: TOM DOWSON, NATHAN CONVERY (SUB- 84 PATRICK READING), NIALL McGOLDRICK (capt), JAMES COOK, BEN LIDDLE, JAY WILSON, MARCUS TAVERNIER, JACK LAMBERT (SUB- 78 BRANDON HOLDSWORTH), MITCHELL CURRY, LEE HETHERINGTON.    
 
Sunderland had reversed fortunes, which lifted them out of relegation zone, to leap frog above Newcastle. They beat Stoke City 2:0. Their first was a 30 yard strike from Patrick Van Aanholt in the 82nd minute.
 
Coventry City drew 2:2 with Doncaster Rovers. Adam Armstrong scored another goal, netting in the 30th minute.
 
In League One Sheffield United drew 1:1 with Barnsley. Chris Basham scored their goal in the 16th minute,
 
Carlisle United won again; beating Crawley 3:1. Alex Gilliead assisted their opener in the 2nd minute.  
 
Notts County lost 3;1 at Cambridge United in League Two. County’s goal was scored by Adam Campbell in the 24th. minute.
 
Blyth Spartans were knocked out of the FA Trophy, losing 4:2 at Matlock Town. Michael Richardson scored one of their goals in the 60th  minute.
 
Alco in the FA Trophy 3rd. Qualifying Rd. Bognor Regis defeated Bath City 1:0, thanks to a 90th minute penalty from Jason Prior.
 
Bedlington Terriers lifted themselves off away from the bottom of the Northern League with a 1:0 victory over Durham City. Marc Walton got the only goal of the game in the 10th minute. The match was Chris Moore’s first game in charge at Durham.
 
Newcastle Benfield lost 2:1 Bishop Auckland, despite a 77th minute penalty from player/manager Paul Brayson.
 
There was a Talk In for Blyth Town FC featuring Steve Howey.
 
NOV.29th
 
Liverpool won 1:0 against Swansea thanks to another James Milner penalty. This time he converted from the spot in the 62nd minute.

Shanghai Shenhua lost 1:0 (AET) in the 2nd Leg of the Chinese FA Cup Final against Jiangsu Guoxin-Sainty. Demba Ba featured in both legs of the final up front.

The North East Sports Writers Awards took placed at Ramside Hall, Durham. Daryl Janmaat was named Players of the Year & Ayoze Perez scooped the Young Player of the Year Award.   

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BULLETIN 55-  DECEMBER 2015 REVIEW 

Newcastle kicked off the month of December with an unexpected win against Liverpool to lift moral. That was followed by another win & more pints, but in the Xmas period that followed the cheer was short lived as the club ended the year with 2 defeats. This brings to an end a very disappointing 2015, with few memorable moments; but here’s to a better 2016 to all our readers.
There is a bit of movement in the ‘Toon Tracker’ sections, with recently retired Diego Gavilan now moving into the ex player now coaching section. There was also new face at Under 18’s level. David Lowrie, now gets added to the current players list. This months addition to the website’s database this month is in the Ex Player Testimonial / Benefit Matches Section. The addition is of the Gary Speed Tribute match.
 
The month of December began with the death of ex Newcastle Player Tommy Knox, aged 76. Then the end of the month sadly brought news that Pavel Srnicek had suffered a serious heart attack & on Dec. 29th it was a announced he had died. Below are obituaries in recognition of their playing careers. Finally there is also a belated Obituary added for ex reserve Terry Stoddart who died in 2014.
 
THOMAS (TOMMY) KNOX
DIED: Early DEC. 2015 (Aged 76). DOB: SEP.5th.1939, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND.                                                                          POSITION: OUTSIDE LEFT. HEIGHT: 5ft 9ins.                                                                                                                   
Career
ST. FRANCIS JUVENILES (Boys Club). EAST STIRLING (JUNIOR /AMT- SEP.1957 Then PRO- JUN.1960 To JUN.1962). CHELSEA (TRANSFER FEE- £5 000 JUN.1962 To FEB.1965). NUFC (TRANSFER FEE- £10 000- FEB.1965 To MAR.1967). MANSFIELD TOWN (TRANSFER FEE-£5 000- MAR.1967 To DEC.1967). THIRD LANARK (1967). NORTHAMPTON TOWN (TRANSFER FEE- £5 000- NOV.1967 To JUL.1969). ST.MIRREN (JUL.1969 To MAR.1970). HILLINGDON BOROUGH (MAR.1970 To JUN.1972). TONBRIDGE (JUN.1972 To 1973?) Retired
Honours:  ENGLISH LEAGUE II PROMPTION RUNNERS UP 1964-65 (NUFC- 9 Apps)
 
Tommy began his career as a teenager with East Stirlingshire in 1958. His growing prowess their as a left winger saw Chelsea sign him for £5000 in June 1962. During his time there he made a total of 20 league & 1 cup appearance. His debut was in Sep. 22nd. 1962 in a 2:2 draw with Swansea Town. He featured in 6 league matches, aiding Chelsea’s promotion back to the first division. In February 1965 Newcastle signed him for £10000 as they pushed for promotion from Division II. His Newcastle debut was against Leyton Orient on Feb.20th. They lost 2:1. He left Newcastle in 1967,having made 24 (+1) League & 1 cup appearance, scoring one goal. This was on April 3rd.1965 in a 30 victory over Derby County. Knox was recognised as a ‘tricky winger’ whose next club was Mansfield from March 1967, with Suddick gaining his place in the first team. At Mansfield he featured in 36 first team games & after vrief outing at Third Lanark, he then went on to play for Northampton, with another £5000 transfer fee, in November 1967. He would remain with them until June 1969, before crossing the border again to sign for St. Mirren. His career here was short lived making 4 more senior outings & his remaining playing days were with non league Hillingdon & then Tonbridge; before hanging up his boots in about 1973. Tommy died aged 76 early in December 2015.
 
PAVEL SRNICEK
 
DIED: DEC.29th.2015 (Aged 47), PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC.   
DOB:  MAR.10th.1968, BOHUMIN, near OSTRAVA, CZECHOSLAVAKIA.
POSITION: GOALKEEPER. HEIGHT: 6ft 2ins.
 
Career
VICTORIE BOHUMIN(Junior- 1977 To 1982), ZD BOHUMIN (Youth 1982 To 1985),
TABUR VTJ (Youth- 1985 To 1986). VTJ DUKLA TABOR (1987 To 1988). DUKLA PRAGUE (1988- To 1990). BANIK OSTRAVA (1987 & 1990 To FEB.1991). LEICESTER CITY (TRIAL- OCT.1990). NUFC (TRIAL- DEC.1990, SIGNED FEB.1991, TRANSFER FEE- £350 000 To JUN.1998).MARSEILLE (TRIAL- JUN.1992). WOLVES (TRIAL- AUG.1998), BANIK OSTRAVA (AUG.1998 To NOV.1998).
SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY (TRIAL- OCT.1998, SIGNED NOV.1998 To JUL.2000). BRESCIA (JUL.2000 To 2002). COSENZA (2002 To 2003). WOLVES (TRIAL- AUG.2003). PORTSMOUTH (SEP.2003 To FEB.2004). WEST HAM UNITED (TRIAL- JAN.2004, SIGNED FEB.2004 To SUMMER 2004). COVENTRY CITY (TRIAL- AUG.2004).
SC. BEIRA-MAR (AUG.2004 To MAY 2006). NUFC (SEP.28th..2006 To JUN.2007). Retired.
BANIK OSTRAVA (Goalkeeper Coach). AC SPARTA PRAGUE (Goalkeeper Coach JAN.2012 To DEC.2015). DUNSTON UTS (VICE PRESIDENT- JUN.2014+) 
Honours
CZECH REPUBLIC INTERNATIONAL CAPS: 49 (1995 To 2002) 
CZECH REPUBLIC UNDER 21’s- 3 APPEARANCES
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE 2nd PLACE / RUNNER UP 1995-96, 1996-97 (NUFC)
ENGLISH DIVISION 1 CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER 1992-93 (NUFC)
CHARITY SHIELD RUNNER UP AUG.1996 (NUFC)
NUFC: 1ST. TEAM PLAYING HISTORY
LEAGUE / PREMIER: 149 (+ 2 SUB).  FA CUP: 11. LEAGUE CUP: 10 (+ 1 SUB).  EUROPE: 10.  CHARITY SHIELD: 1. ZENITH DATA: 1.ANGLO ITALIAN: 6.  TOTAL:- 188 (+3) APPS.

Pav began his playing career as a youngster locally in the Czech Republic. At the last of these Banik Ostrava, he had become recognised as a quality goalkeeper & after a brief trial at Leicester; Newcastle gave him a trial & then signed him in February 1991 for £350 000. Newcastle went through a bad spell after the departure of Jim Smith & prior to manager Keegan’s arrival, they found themselves in the relation zone of the old Division II. The promotion back to Division I transformed the club & the team became nicknamed the ‘entertainers’. He was the regular keeper in the famous premier league runners up side of the 1995-96 season, having been 12 points clear at the top of the table at one point. A disappointing Charity Shield defeat, was rectified later in the following season, with the famous 5:0 victory over Manchester United. Then despite the departure of Keegan mid season they still claimed the runners up place in the Premier League. Changes in management saw new plays brought in & others sold & Pav ‘The Geordie’ left in the summer of 1998, having featured in 191 senior matches; of which 151 were in the league. Brief trials led to him signing for Sheffield Wednesday were he spent two seasons. This was followed stints in Italy, firstly with Brescia & then Cosenza. After short stays with Portsmouth & West Ham, Pav played for Portugese side Beira-Mar. After leaving them in the summer of 2006, he made an emotional return to the Newcastle squad as a back up goalkeeper for the 2006-07 season. From 1995 to 2002, Pav represented his country on 49 occasions, progressing from being in the under 21’s side. On September 11th. 2013, Pavel made an emotional return to Tyneside. He featured as a sub. for a Newcastle Legends XI side against AC Milan Glorie in Steve Harpers Testimonial Match. Following his retirement from playing, Pavel became a goalkeeper coach back in the Czech Republic; firstly with Banik Ostrava & then with Sparta Prague from2012 until Pav had a massive heart attack wile jogging. Despite medical attention it would prove to be fatal & on December 29th  2015, Pavel Srnicek died aged 47. His love of the North East had also saw him become Vice President of non league side Dunston UTS & he also had a sports column in the local press. On putting this onto the website, tributes continue to pour in to the club from around the world.  

TERENCE (TERRY) STODDART,

DIED: OCT.26th.2014 (Aged 82), NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE. DOB: NOV.28th.1931, NEWCASTLE (Funeral: NOV.6th.2014 West Rd Crematorium, Newcastle).  POSITION: DEFENDER.                                                                                    
Career: HEATON GRAMMAR SCHOOL, WALKER BOYS (1947-48). NUFC (N’s/JUNIORS OCT.1946, NUFC Amateur- AUG.6th.1948, Then PRO./ RESERVES- DEC.6th.1948 To MAY 1954), DARLINGTON (Free Transfer- MAY 25th.1954 To JUL.1956- 8 League Apps; 0 Goals). YORK CITY (JUL.1956 To SUMMER 1957- 3 League Apps; 0 Goals). POOLE TOWN (1957).             

Honours: ENGLAND BOYS CLUB REP APP: NOV.14th.1948 v SCOTLAND, AT LEITH (Capt). NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY APP: NOV.6th.1948v DURHAM, Won 4:3 (Capt)       NORTHERN ALLIANCE LEAGUE FINAL RUNNER UP- MAY 1949. (NUFC ‘A’s)

Terry Stoddart was a young teenager when was first seen playing for the N’s; Newcastle’s nursery / junior side on October 18th.1946,featuring in a 3:1 friendly win over Liverpool. The following season he cemented his place in the young side featuring regular at left half. He developed his skills as a defender & progressed in to the reserves & on Dec. 6th.1948, he became the first of ‘N’s to gain a professional contract. During the 1948-9 season he also played regularly for the clubs ‘A’s in the Northern Alliance league & was in their side which reached the Alliance League Cup Final on May 4th.1949.They lost 2:0 to North Shields. During that season Terry also represented in Northumberland Schools in an inter county cup match 4:3 win over Durham; & then a week later captain England Boys in a friendly in Scotland. The Newcastle N’s played again a Scotland Youth Xi that season as well on September 3rd & won 4:3 with Stoddart getting hat trick in the game. That season also saw Terry make reserve level debut at Newcastle. This was on March 26th in 3:0 victory over Huddersfield. This would be the first of 3 appearances in the side that season. Playing alongside well known players who had to battle for a first team place. Terry did not manage to break into the first team. However, he continued to play regularly, both for the reserves & ‘A’s. This was until the end of the 1953-54 season; when he left join Darlington. Here Terry featured on 9 occasions for ‘Darlo’ in Division III (North). He featured in their opening 4 league matches, making his debut on August 21st against Workington. Hia appearances were limited after this & after 8 senior games, his next move was in July 1956,when he transferred to play for York City. Injury problems limited him to 3 more senior games in the 1956-57 season. The following season, he dropped into non league football to play for his final club Poole Town. After retiring from playing Terry lived & worked in the Newcastle area & died on October 26th 2015 aged 82.    

DEC.1st
 
Mike Williamson loan period at Wolves was cut short, as he was recalled to bolster Newcastle’s defensive options.
 
Rob Elliot was named NUFC Player of the Month for November.
 
DEC.3rd
 
Marseille beat Rennes 1:0 in a Ligue II match. The winner was scored by Remy Cabella in 21st minute; his first for the club.
 
DEC.5th.
 
Newcastle’s Under 18’s academy league match away to SUNDERLAND was postponed due to stormy weather.
 
In the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Northern Semi Final Barnsley dew with Wigan 2:2 & won the penalty shoot out 4:2. Ivan Toney scored in the 53rd minute & also netted in the shoot out.
 
In the FA Cup 2nd Rd. Yeovil defeated Stevenage 1:0, thanks to an 86th minute winner from Ben Tozer.
 
In the Scottish FA Cup 3rd Rd, Stenhousemuir lost 2:1 to East Kilbride after extra time, having goner down to 10 men. Colin McMenamin got the Stenhouse goal in the 31st minute.
 
Gateshead’s Paddy McLaughlin scored a last gasp winner to beat Kidderminster 1:0. His late goal came in the 4th minute of injury time.
 
There was also a win for Dover who beat Aldershot 5:2. Nicky Deverdics scored the opener in the 1st minute.
 
DEC.6th
 
Newcastle played LIVERPOOL at home in the Premier League at SJP & against the odds; they won 2(0) : 0(0). The first goal was a bit fortunate when a Wijnaldum crossed was knocked by Liverpool’s MARTIN SKRTEL (OG) 69 mins. GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM sealed the victory scoring in the 90+3 minute, after some great play from Sissoko.  Liverpool’s Moreno had a goal ruled out in the second half for being marginally offside, but replays showed it was possible on.
The attendance was 51 273& the Referee was Andre Marriner (West Midlands). Liverpool featured James Milner.
NUFC: ROB ELLIOT, DARYL:JANMAAT, CHANCEL MBEMBA, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, MOUSSA SISSOKO, VURNON ANITA, JACK COLBACK (SUB- 77 YOAN GOUFFRAN), GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM, SIEM DE JONG (SUB- 68 AYOZE PEREZ), PAPISS CISSE (SUB- 82 FLORIAN THAUVIN).
LIVERPOOL: SIMON MIGNOLET, NATHANIEL CLYNE, MARTIN SKRTEL, DEJAN LOVREN, ALBERTO MORENO, LUCAS LEIVA, JOE ALLEN, JORDAN IBE (SUB- 75 DIVOCK ORIGI), ROBERTO FIRMINO (SUB- 62 DANIEL STURRIDGE), JAMES MILNER (capt), CHRISTIAN BENTEKE (SUB- 62 ADAM LALLANA)     
 
In the French Lique 1- Marseille drew 2:2 with Montpellier & Remy Cabella scored again in the 48th. minute.
 
DEC.7th
 
Newcastle UNDER 21’s lost 2:1 away to BLACKBURN ROVERS, at Leigh Sports Village, in the Development League. The
goal scorers were: LEWIS MANSELL(18 mins), CALLUM WILLIAMS (OG- 72 mins), Blackburn. CALLUM ROBERTS (88 mins), NUFC. Attendance 271, Referee: ?
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, JAMIE STERRY, ADAM LAIDLER, JACK HUNTER, KEVIN MBABU (SUB- 45 CALLUM WILLIAMS), LUBO SATKA (capt), OWEN GALLAGHER, DANIEL BARLASER, LEWIS McNALL (SUB-53 CALLUM ROBERTS), SYLVAIN MARVEAUX (SUB- 75 SEAN LONGSTAFF), LIAM SMITH.
BLACKBURN: DAVID RAYA, RYAN NYAMBE, JOSHUA ASKEW, WILLEM TOMLINSON, CHARLEY DOYLE, SCOTT WHARTON (capt), CONNOR MAHONEY, DAVID CARSON, LEWIS MANSELL, SAM JOEL (SUB- 85 JOSEPH RANKIN-COSTELLO), DEVARN GREEN.
 
DEC.8th
 
Millwall progressed into Southern Final of the JP Trophy, defeating Southend 2:0. Shane Ferguson featured as a 71st minute sub. 
 
Steve Taylor did a talk in for West Allotment Celtic FC at the Blue Flames Ground, Benton.

DEC.9th
 
NUFC Disabled Supporters Association held their Christmas party in the Heroes Club at St James Park. Special guests were; Chancel Mbemba & Florian Thauvin.
 
Steve Watson & Steve Taylor did a Talk In at Whitley Lodge Snooker Club.
 
Jonathyn Quinn switched clubs in the Northern League, signing for Alnwick Town.
 
DEC.12th
 
Newcastle UNDER 21’s played WOLVES, At Home (BCD) at the Darsley Park Training Ground, in the Development League. They won 2(1) : 1(0). The goal scorers were DANIEL BARLASER (24 mins), ANTHONY BRESLIN (OG- 86, from Adam Laidler Cross). NUFC
. EUSEBIO BANCESSI (82 mins), Wolves
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, DANIEL BARLASER, CALLUM WILLIAMS, LUBO SATKA (capt), LIAM GIBSON, OWEN GALLAGHER (SUB- 80 LEWIS McNALL), SEAN LONGSTAFF, LIAM SMITH, ADAM LAIDLER, SYLVAIN MARVEAUX (SUB- 80 JAMIE HOLMES), CALLUM ROBERTS.
WOLVES: JON FLATT, SYLVAIN DESLANDES, AARON HAYDEN,ASHLEY CARTER, ANTHONY BRESLIN, DECLAN WEEKS (capt), JIM KELLERMAN (SUB- 61 DANIEL ARMSTRONG), RYAN RAINEY, BRIGHT ENOBAKHARE, CONNOR HUNTE (SUB- 77 EUSEBIO BANCESSI), DONOVAN WILSON
 
In the Premier League, Crystal Palace defeated Southampton 1:0 thanks to Yohan Cabaye goal in the 38th minute
 
In League One, Barnsley gained a 3:2 win at Colchester. Ivan Toney scored Barnsley’s third in the 60th minute. 
 
Dover’s FA. Trophy 1st Rd tie survived the weather & they won 3:1 at Whitehaven. Nicky Deverdics scored in the 55th minute.
 
In the Scottish Championship, Rangers drew 2:2 with Morton. Morton’s first came from a James Tavernier own goal in the 31st minute.
 
Only one main North Eastern non league game survived the wintery wet weather. Blyth Spartans hosted Barwell in the Evo Stik League. They won 4:0 with Michael Richardson scoring in the 49th minute. Alex Nicholson also featured as a 74th minute sub.
 
DEC.13th
 
Newcastle travelled to play TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR away at White Hart Lane in the Premier League. After trailing 1:0 at half time, & Elliot puling off some fine saves, Newcastle took the game to Spurs & won 2:1.
The result was the sides first back to back wins of the season. The goal scorers were: ERIC DIER (39 mins), Spurs. ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC (74 mins), AYOZE PEREZ (90 +3mins;assisted by Mitrovic). NUFC. Attendance: 35 768, Referee: Roger East (Wiltshire). 
NUFC: ROB ELLIOT, DARYL ELLIOT, CHANCEL MBEMBA, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, MOUSSA SISSOKO, VURNON ANITA (SUB- 90 YOAN GOUFFRAN), JACK COLBACK, GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM, SIEM DE JONG (SUB- 63 AYOZE PEREZ), PAPISS CISSE (SUB- 72 ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC).
SPURS: HUGO LLORIS (capt), KYLE WALKER, TOBY ALDERWEIRELD, JAN VERTONGHEN, DANNY ROSE, TOM CARROLL (SUB- 69 HEUNG-MIN SON), ERIC DIER, ERIK LAMELA (SUB- 86 NACER CHADLI), DELE ALLI, CHRISTIAN EIRKSEN, HARRY KANE. 
 
DEC.16th
 
FA Youth Cup 3rd Rd. action for the UNDER 18’s, saw them travel play ILKESTON TOWN away at the New Manor Ground. They won 3(3) :2(0). Goal Scorers: LEWIS McNALL (2 GOALS- 16 & 42 mins), MACKENZIE HEANEY(33 mins), NUFC. ROY LEE (2 GOALS- 65 & 67 mins) Attendance:927, Referee: Ian Dudley from Nottinghamshire.
NUFC: PAUL WOOLSTON, JAKE TRODD, MICHAEL:NEWBERY, BEN POLLOCK (capt), GIDEON ADU-PEPRAH, JAMIE HOLMES (SUB- 56 STEFAN BROCCOLI), SEAN LONGSTAFF, MACKENZIE HEANEY, OWEN GALLAGHER (SUB- 80 LEWIS SUDDICK), LEWIS McNALL, CALLUM SMITH
ILKESTON: JAMES HANNIS, CONNOR WALTERS, JORDAN WHEATLEY, RYAN HEAD (capt), RHYS DOLAN, MASON BARLOW (SUB- 85 BRANDON CLARKE), HAYDN GODDARD, KEENAN MEAKIN, BEN MORRIS (SUB- 63 ROY LEE), LUIS ROSE, LEWIS WALKER     
 
Pavel Srnicek launched his autobiography book ‘Pav is a Geordie’ at the Tyneside Irish Centre, following a book signing Dec.14th at the ‘Back Page’ shop.
 
DEC.19th
 
Newcastle played bottom side ASTON VILLA at home, in the Premier League. Having led, they dropped points with the game ending in a 1(1) : 1(0) draw.
The goal scorers were: FABRICIO COLOCCINI (38 mins), with a shot for Newcastle. Villa’s goal was scored by JORDAN AYEW in the 61st minute. Attendance: 48 234 & the referee was Martin Atkinson (West Midlands).
NUFC: ROB ELLIOT, DARYL JANMAAT, CHANCEL MBEMBA, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, MOUSSA SISSOKO, VURNON ANITA (SUB- 71 FLORIAN THAUVIN), JACK COLBACK, GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM, SIEM DE JONG (SUB- 59 AYOZE PEREZ), PAPISS CISSE (SUB- 32 ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC).
A.VILLA: BEAD GUZAN, ALAN HUTTON, JORES OKORE, JULEON LESCOTT (capt), LEANADRO BACUNA, CARLOS SANCHEZ, ASHLEY WESTWOOD, IDRISSA CUEYE, JORDAN VERETOUT, SCOTT SINCLAIR (SUB- 59- RUDY GESTEDE), JORDAN AYEW 
 
The UNDER 18’s signed off the year in the Academy League, with a 3(1) : 1(1) victory at home against LIVERPOOL. The goal scorers were: OVIE EJMA (34 mins),Liverpool. OLIVER LONG (35 mins), LEWIS SUDDICK (65 mins), LOUIS JOHNSON (75 mins), NUFC. There was a debut for DAVID LOWRIE of Sunderland’s Academy.
NUFC: PAUL WOOLSTON, YANNAZ AZIAKANOU, BEN KITCHEN, SHANE DONAGHEY, DAVID LOWRIE, OWEN BAILEY, LEWIS SUDDICK (SUB- 76 CALLUM SMITH), LUKE CHARMAN,LOUIS JOHNSON, DAN LOWTHER (SUB- 76 CRAIG SPOONER), OLIVER LONG.
LIVERPOOL: CAOIMHIN KELLEHER, KANE LEWIS, GEORGE JOHNSTON, CONOR MASTERSON, MICH’EL PARKER, ADAM PHILLIPS, TRENT ALEXANDER-ARNOLD, JAKE BRIMMER, BROOKS LENNON (SUB- 62 TONI GOMES), PAULO ALVES (SUB- 70 YAN DHANDA), OVIE EJMA (SUB- 45 KRIS OWENS).
 
In the Vanamara National League, Gateshead led in the 17th minute through a Paddy McLaughlin goal, but capitulated & lost 5;1 to Woking. Baxter also played.
 
In the Evo Stik Premier League, Blyth Spartans battled a 4:3 victory over Stourbridge. The injury time match winner was scored by Alex Nicholson. Richardson also played.
 
In the Northern League, Dunston UTS lost 2:1 to Washington, with keeper Jonathan Carmichael making a number of fine saves & Alex Francis being denied by the post in the 2nd half. Burrell also featured.
 
In Division II of Northern League Jonathyn Quinn crowed his debut with a goal for Alnwick Town on the stroke of half time. However, they were well beaten by high flying South Shields 4:1.
 
DEC.21st
 
Newcastle’s Under 21’s Premier League Cup match v EVERON was postponed
due to a waterlogged pitch at Southport.
 
DEC.23rd
 
Newcastle recalled Ivan Toney from his loan spell at Barnsley
 
DEC.26th
 
Boxing Day saw a full Premier League programme, with Newcastle facing EVERTON at home
. The first half saw Newcastle mostly on back foot, defending a very slick Everton side, however they gradually got stronger & in the second half both sides had chances to win the game. The longer the game went on the more open it got, with both sides wanting to win it; neither content with a draw. Yet just as it was looking like it was going to be a draw in injury time, Everton broke away, had an attack block well by Dummett, which led to a corner. From this cross, Elliot punched it out only for TOM CLEVERLEY to bullet head it back in, through the crowded box into the net. There was barely time to restart the game & an exhausted set of ‘gutted’ Newcastle players were applauded off the pitch, having cruelly lost 1:0. Attendance: 51 682, Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire). Note: there was much singing of ‘Pavel is a Geordie’, in recognition of ex goalkeeper Pav, who has suffered serious heart attack. 
NUFC: ROB ELLIOT, DARYL JANMAAT, CHANCEL MBEMBA, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, MOUSSA SISSOKO,VURNON ANITA, JACK COLBACK, GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM, AYOZE PEREZ (SUB- 87 FLORIAN THAUVIN), ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC.
EVERTON: TIM HOWARD, SEAMUS COLEMAN, JOHN STONES,RAMIRO FUNES MORI, LEIGHTON BAINES, TOM CLEVERLEY, GARETH BARRY (capt), AARON LENNON (SUB- 69 MUHAMED BESIC), ROSS BARKLEY (SUB-69 GERARD DEULOFEU), KEVIN MIRALLAS (SUB- 85 LEON OSMAN), ROMELU LUKAKU.    
 
Elsewhere very heavy rain in the North & Scotland put pay to a lot of fixtures. However, in the Vanamara National League, Dover beat Welling 2:1 to go 4th top. The winner was scored by Nicky Deverdics in the 68th minute.   
 
Only one Northern League match survived the weather& that was Consett’s; playing on their 3G pitch. They defeated Chris Moore’s Durham City 3:0, with Ryan McKinnon in the side. Durham’s line up included Richard Archer.
 
DEC.28th
 
Newcastle ended the year away to WEST BROM, at the Hawthorns in the Premier League. The lost 1:0.
The only goal of the game came from a DARREN FLETCHER header in the 78th minute, which squirmed agonisingly under the arms of replacement goalkeeper Karl Darlow. Dummett hit the bar with  header & West Brom also had an effort hit the woodwork. The attendance was 26 313 & the referee was Mike Jones from Cheshire.
NUFC: KARL DARLOW, DARYL JANMAAT, CHANCEL MBEMBA, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, MOUSSA SISSOKO, VURNON ANITA (SUB- 27 CHEICK TIOTE), JACK COLBACK (SUB- 85 FLORIAN THAUVIN), GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM, ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC, AYOZE PEREZ (SUB- 72 SIEM DE JONG).
WEST BROM: BUAZ MYHILL, CRAIG DAWSON, GARETH McAULEY, JONAS OLSSON (SUB- 18 CRAIG GARDNER), VICTOR ANICHEBE (SUB- 88 RICHIE LAMBERT), JONNY EVANS, DARREN FLETCHER (capt), CLAUDIO YACOB, CHRIS BRUNT, JAMES MORRISON (SUB- 70 SAIDO BERAHINO), STEPHANE SESSEGNON. 
 
Elsewhere in the Premier League, West Ham defeated Southampton. The winner came from Andy Carroll in the 78th minute.
 
In League One Sheffield United beat Bradford 3:1. David Edgar scored in the 63rd minute.
 
DEC.29th
 
Under 21’s Friendly against a BERWICK RANGERS XI, away at Shielfield Park. Newcastle won 3(2) : 1(1).
The goal scorers were: ANDREW RUSSELL 35 mins Pen. Berwick. SEAN LONGSTAFF (42 mins Pen). OWEN GALLAGHER (44 mins). STEFAN BROCOLLI (76 mins), NUFC. Attendance: 388, Referee: Peter Stuart (Edinburgh District). There was a minutes silence prior to the kick off for Pavel Srnicek.
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN (SUB- 72 BRENDAN PERASON), JAMES COBAIN, LIAM GIBSON, DANIEL BARLASER, KYLE CAMERON (SUB-58 CALLUM WILLIAMS), LUBO STAKA, OWEN GALLAGHER (SUB- 58 STEFAN BROCOLLI), LIAM SMITH (SUB- 58 CALLUM SMITH), LEWIS McNALL, SEAN LONGSTAFF, CALLUM ROBERTS.
BERWICK: MARK WALTERS (SUB- 73 CRAIG COCKBURN), GRAEME BEVERIDGE (SUB-45 CHARLIE DENTON), CALLUM CRANE (SUB- 59 FINN GRAHAM. Sent Off- 88 mins), ROBERT WILSON (SUB- 45 DEAN McCONNELL), JONNY FAIRBURN (capt), ALLAN WALKR (E.Fife Trialist) (SUB- 81 KIERAN INGRAM(Trialist),BARRY HOGG (SUB- 59 DAVID MORRIS), ROSS DRUMMOND, ANDREW RUSSELL (SUB- 45 DARREN LAVERY), BLAIR HENDERSON (SUB- 68 DANIEL WATT), DWAYNE COULTRESS (SUB- 59 REGAN GRAHAM).  

Pavel Srnicek died aged 47.
 
DEC.30th
 
Peter Ramage
began training with Coventry City on trial.

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BULLETIN - 56 JANUARY 2025 REVIEW

Newcastle began 2016, the way they ended 2015,with yet another 1:0; albeit away to tope of table Arsenal. As the month progressed, there a strong line up for the FA.Cup 3rd Round tie at Watford, but yet again we were knocked out at first hurdle.  With the club in the relegation zone, transfer action began on the 11th with purchase of Henri Saivet for a fee reported to be about £4.5 million. This was quickly followed by the signing Johjo Shelvey for a fee reported to be about £12 million. There was also the appearance of Crystal Palace’s Wil Hoare on loan from Crystal Palace. At Under 18’s level there were debuts for Matthew Longstaff & Adam Wilson. All profiles are now included in the current players sections. Results improved with an entertaining 3:3 draw with Man. United & then the first win of 2016 followed, beating West Ham 2:1. The month ended with a disappointing defeat at Watford & despite the purchases they still found themselves in the 3rd bottom spot & then there was another midfield big spend with the signing of Andros Townsend. His profile is to be added next month.
 
There are numerous new additions to the Toon Tracker Data Base this month, following further research, with some ex reserve players; with more recent amateur careers, coming to light. Firstly there are David Cummingham who in 2010 was at the end of his Scottish Junior level career & then Andy Walker, who a few seasons ago was captaining Atherton in the North West Counties League. Ex junior trialist Neale Phelan has been playing in Ireland until recently as well, Glen Kaveney likewise with Waterloo & Sindre Estrad playing in his native Norway. There is also Terry Burghall & Graham Hogg; where some scant Sunday League involvement in recent seasons, has been found. I have inexplicably missed out both current Dunston UTS assistant manager & ex Newcastle reserve keeper Tony Harrison & Mark Miller ‘ex pat’ in Malta; who now both gets their rightful addition. This is along with Jimmy Garrity, who was managing college side Tyne Met a few years ago & Alan Pouton, who was assistant manager with Maidstone United. Finally, there is ex trialist Jimmy Guy who was a youth team manager with Ajax recently. Likewise, Pablo Paz is currently Tenerife youth team manager. They all now added to further swell the ex player information in the Toon Tracker database. Unfortunately the ever swelling volume has led to some distortion of the odd players stats in a couple of the sections. Hopefully this can be resolved. 
 
The big addition to the main website this month is a comprehensive player profile of pre war ex first team player Stanley Docking.
 
JAN.2nd
 
Newcastle travelled to North London to play ARSENAL away at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League; for their first game of 2016. They lost 0(0) : 1(0),
with the lack of ruthless firepower up front continuing to be evident. The only goal of the game was scored by LAURENT KOSCIELNY in the 72nd minute. To be fair to Newcastle they took the game to Arsenal & had a a number of chances to score. Attendance: 59 257, Referee was Anthony Taylor from Greater Manchester. 
NUFC: ROB ELLIOT, DARYL JANMAAT, CHANCEL MBEMBA, FABRICIO COLOCCINI (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, MOUSSA SISSOKO, GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM, CHEICK TIOTE (SUB- 87 SIEM DE JONG), JACK COLBACK (SUB- 79 FLORIAN THAUVIN), AYOZE PEREZ, ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC
ARSENAL: PETR CECH, HECTOR BELLERIN, PER MERTESALKER (capt), LAURENT KOSCIELNY, NACHO MONREAL, MATHIEU FLAMINI, AARON RAMSAY, ALEX OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN (SUB- 68 JOEL CAMPBELL), MESUT OZIL, THEO WALCOTT (SUB- 81 KIERAN GIBBS), OLIVIER GIROUD (SUB- 89 CALUM CHAMBERS).  
 
Rivals in the relegation zone Sunderland pulled off a 3:1 win over Aston Villa. Patrick Van Aanholt scored in the 30th minute.
 
West Ham defeat Liverpool 2:0 &