BULLETIN 61 - JUNE 2016 REVIEW

Euro 2016 got underway with some current & ex NUFC interest& a poor tournament by our national side. The month began for Newcastle with a change in coaching personnel & around and about transfer activity picked up momentum. June got under with a change in the coaching staff. Fabio Pecchia departed & in came Mikel Antia. There was the beginning of
our own transfer activity at the end of the month with arrival of Belgium
goalkeeper Matz Sels & also Dwight Gayle. Andros Towsend was also transferred out.

This months update, to conclude a review of the season with a Review of activities at St James Park during the 2015-16 Season & an end of season update of all the Toon Tracker Current players (1st Team
& Non 1st Team) 

JUN.1ST

Holland defeated Poland 2;1 in a friendly. Left half Georginio Wijnaldum scored in the 76th minute. Patrick Van
Aanholt was a half time sub.

Finland drew 1;1 with Belgium in a friendly. Jukka Raitala featured for Finland at left back.

Slovakia Under 21’s drew 1;1 with the Ukraine in a friendly. Lubo Satka played the full match

Newcastle parted company with 1st Team Coach Fabio Pecchia, who took up a post back in Italy with Verona.

Alex Francis signed for Bishop Auckland FC.

JUN.2nd

Newcastle quickly appointed a new 1st Team Coach to work with Rafa called Mikel Antia

Aston Villa appointed a new manager in Roberto Di Mateo, along with assistant manager Steve Clarke. 

Fleetwood released 14 players including Shola Ameobi

Hull City released Ryan Taylor.

England defeated Portugal 1;0 in a friendly. James Milner was in the
starting eleven at outside Right. He was subbed in the 66 minute.

The Democratic Republic of Congo defeated Madagascar 6;1 in an Africa Cup of
Nations Group B Qualifier. Chancel Mbemba played the whole game in defence.  

JUN.3RD

The club announced the further names of players who contracts are due to end & will not be renewed. They were; Steven Taylor, Jamie Cobain & Adam Laidler.  

Free Agent Patrick Nzuzi signed for Limerick

Canada drew 1:1 with Azerbiajan in a friendly. David Edgar featured at
right back, before coming off in the 62nd minute.

JUN.4th.

Holland defeated Austria 2;0 in a friendly. Left Half Georginio Wijnaldum scored in
the 66th minute. Sub Luuk De Jong assisted the goal, having
only came on in the 65th minute.

France defeated Scotland 3;0. Moussa Sissoko was an 88th minute sub.
& Yohan Cabaye was a 69th minute sub. Scotland had Darren
Fletcher at outside right  

Northern Ireland drew 0;0 with Slovakia. Aaron Hughes won his
100th cap coming on as a sub in the 30th minute. Shane
Ferguson featured at left half & was replaced with four minutes to go.

Hungary lost 2;0 to Germany in a friendly. Tomas Kadar featured at centre half.

England Under 19’s lost 0;2 to Mexico in a friendly. Freddie Woodman
featured in goal & Adam Armstrong was a half time sub.

AC Comonoia Nicosia of Cyprus signed John Carver as their interim
manager.

JUN.5TH

Serbia drew 1;1 with Russia in a friendly. Aleksandar Mitrovic scored
their goal in the 88th minute and then came off in the 89th minute.

The annual Soccer Aid charity match took place at Old Trafford, with teams made up
of ex pros and celebrities. The England XI had Big Sam as their assistant
manager to Mourinho taking on the Rest of the World XI & won 3;2. Sol
Cambell played the first half at left half, while Kieran Dyer  came on as a sub at half time. He assisted his sides winner by Defoe in the 65th. minute 

JUN.6TH

Nicky Deverdics was signed on a free transfer from Dover to Hartlepool United.

JUN.10th

France opened the European Championships with a 2:1 victory over Romania. Moussa
Sissoko was a 91st minute sub in the game.

Alan Shearer was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s 90th Birthday honours list.

Sunderland released backup keeper Steve Harper.

JUN.11TH

England drew 1:1 with Russia in their Euro 2016 opening Group B match. James Milner was an 87th minute sub.

JUN.12TH

Northern Ireland lost 1:0 to Poland in their Euro 2016 opening Group C match. Shane
Ferguson was in the starting line up and was subbed in the 69th minute.

JUN.14TH

Hungary defeated |Austria 2:0 in their Euro 2016 opening Group F match. Tomas Kadar featured at right half

JUN.15TH

Callum Morris signed for Aberdeen.

Adam Collin signed for Notts. County.

Matty Pattison signed for Blyth Spartans.

Mark Cook signed for Dunston UTS.

JUN.16th

Ryan Donaldson signed for Plymouth Argyle.

Scott Pocklington re joined Bishop Auckland.

In Group C of the European Championships, Northern Ireland defeated Ukraine 2:0. Aaron
Hughes featured at right back.

JUN.18TH

Hungary drew 1:1 with Iceland in an Euro 2016 Group F match. Tomas Kadar featured at right half

JUN.19TH

France drew 0:0 with Switzerland in the second Euro Group A match. Moussa Sissoko featured at outside right & Yohan Cabaye
at left half.

JUN.21st.

Despite Michael O’Neil’s Northern Ireland losing 1:0 to Germany; they still progressed to the next round. Aaron Hughes featured at
right back

JUN.22nd

Louis Storey signed for newly promoted South Shields.

Matty Grieve signed for Morpeth Town.

JUN.24th

Jamie Cobain signed for Lee Clark’s Kilmarnock.

Newly released Jake Trodd signed for Newcastle Benfield.

JUN.25TH

Northern Ireland were knocked out in the Euro 2016 2nd. Round match  with Wales. They lost 1:0. Aaron
Hughes featured at right back.

JUN.26TH

The Republic of Ireland were also knocked out in the Euro 2016 2nd. Round match. They lost 2:1 to France. Shay Given remained on the match. Moussa Sissoko was a 93rd minute sub.

Hungary bowed out, losing 4;0 to Belgium in the nock out stage of the the European
Championships. Tomas Kadar once again featured.

JUN.27TH

Brad Inman moved on a free transfer to Peterborough United.

Charlton Athletic appointed Carl Serrant as their Head of Sports Science

JUN.28th

AS Roma sent Seydou Doumbia back out on loan; this time to FC Basel.

Oguchi Onyewu began a trial at Glasgow Rangers.

JUN.29TH

Transfer activity for Newcastle began at the end of the month with arrival of Belgium
goalkeeper Matz Sels for fee reported to be about £4.5 million from Gent.

Newcastle appointed two additional members to their medical team which is run by Dr. Paul
Catterson (Head of Medicine & Science).They were; Cristian Fernandez
Martinez (Rehabilitation Fitness Coach) & Daniel Marti (Return to Training
Assessor). 

JUN.30th

Newcastle made another signing with the arrival of Dwight Gayle from Crystal Palace for a fee reported to be about £10 million.

Leaving the club, going the other way was Andros Townsend tio Crystal Palace for a fee reoprted to be about £13 million. 

Cordoba released ‘Xisco’.

Nice released Hatem Ben Arfa. 

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BULLETIN 62  - JULY 2016 REVIEW
 
Day one of July & Newcastle sign their 3rd player in pre season, with the arrival of Matt Ritchie for a fee reported to be about £12 million from Bournemouth. This was closely followed by Jesus Gamez from Atletico Madrid & youngsters Yasin Ben El-Mhanni, Celtic’s Stuart Findlay. Arsenal’s Isaac Hayden. & Blackburn’s Grant Hanley followed. The clubs Pre Season friendly programmes also got underway, with full details of their successful run outs outlined below throughout the month 
 
This months addition to the Data Base is a full Player Profile of Ex Trialist Andreas Arestidou  Plus there also five Toon Tracker additions for this months known trialists Tyler Harvey, Flavio Da Silva, George Ede, Otto Huuhtanen & Elias Fritjof Sorensen & the new academy players gaining under 18’s debuts in the Super Cup NI; Mace Goodbridge, Jack Robson & also Charlie Freeman on loan from Spurs. Sadly we saw sadly that popular ex Newcastle & Sheffield United goalkeeper John Hope passed on July 18th. aged 67. Below is a tribute to him.  
 
OBITUARY: JOHN WILLIAMS MARCH HOPE
 
DIED: JUL. 18TH.2016, STOCKTON. (Aged 67).
DOB: MARCH 30th.1949, SHILDON, Co. DURHAM
POSITION: GOALKEEPER. HEIGHT; 6ft. 0ins. Occupation/Trade: Welder (Son Chris: Ex Scunthorpe Utd. & Son Richard: Ex Northampton Town
Career:
As a Player:
DARLINGTON (JUNIOR- 1964, Then PRO- MAY 1967- To MAR.1969- Total / League Apps; 14), NUFC (TRANSFER FEE- £8000 MAR.14th.1969 To JAN.1971).
SHEFFIELD UNITED (EXCHANGE DEAL, J,TUDOR- JAN.21st.1971 To JUL.1975, Total Apps; 72, 63 League), PRESTON NORTH END (LOAN- 1974 To 1975- 0 Apps.), HARTLEPOOL UNITED (FREE TRANSFER- JUL.1975 To MAY 1976- Total /League Apps 23 ), WHITBY TOWN (OCT.1988),
As Coach/Manager:
STOCKTON (COACH- OCT.1980), WINGATE (MANAGER- JUL.1986 To 1988)
WILLINGTON (MANAGER- NOV.1988 To JAN.1991)  HARTLEOOL UNITED (ASSIST. COACH- JAN.1991 To 1992), DARLINGTON (COACH- 1992). 
Honours:
ENGLISH DIVISION TWO PROMOTION 1970-71) (SHEFF.UTD.).
SHEFFIELD UNITED EX CLUB RECORD 7 CLEAN SHEETS IN A ROW (1971)
NUFC: 1st TEAM RECORD; Total / League Apps; 1
MAY 5TH.1969, Manchester City, Lost 0;1, Division 1.
 
John Hope’s playing career began in the mid 60’s as a junior with Darlington. Rising through the ranks into the reserves he gained a professional contract in May 1967.His appearances (14 in the league) caught the eye of Newcastle & they signed him as backup to McFaul in March 1969 for a fee of £8000. He spent most of that season on the bench, including the successful European Fairs Cup run. Despite McFaul rarely getting injured; he got to make his debut on May 5th 1969; when they lost to league champions Manchester City. Unfortunately for the remainder of his time at Newcastle, he did not get another opportunity, featuring in the Central League for the reserves. In January 1971 he moved along with David Ford to Sheffield United in an exchange deal with John Tudor. Despite stiff competition he shone in the first team almost instantly as Sheffield United pushed for promotion from Division II. He kept 7 consecutive clean sheets as the club went on a great run gaining second place & promotion to Division 1.He created a consecutive game clean sheet record which stood for 40 years. Despite having played 73 competitive games for the Blades, in the summer of 1975, he was given a free transfer to Hartlepool United. The 75-76 season would be his last season playing professionally, making 23 league appearances during that season. It appears he returned to his trade as a welder. His post playing days saw him become Stockton’s coach in 1980 & then took on the role as manager for local non league side Wingate in July 1986. He then managed Willington for three years up to 1991 & he was then offered the job as assistant coach with Hartlepool United. From this he became a coach at Darlington in 1982;in what would be his final non playing role. Unusually in October 1988 he briefly came out of retirement to feature in goal for Whitby Town. In recent years despite battling Parkinson’s Decease, he managed to attend some club legends evenings & in 2014,he met up with the likes of ex colleagues Tony Currie; to take part in Sheffield United’s 125th anniversary celebrations. Sadly John passed away on July 18th 2016 aged 67. His two sons both played football professional Chris at Scunthorpe & Richard at Northampton.       
 
JUL.1st.
 
Newcastle signed Matt Ritchie for a fee reported to be about £12 million from Bournemouth.
 
Paris St Germain snapped up free agent Hatem Ben Arfa.
 
JUL.3RD
 
France defeated Iceland 5;2 in the ¼ Finals of the European Championships. Moussa Sissoko played the full game at inside right.
 
JUL.4th
 
Steve Watson was appointed as assistant manager at Macclesfield Town.
 
Ben Tozer signed for Newport County.
 
Adam Rundle signed for West Auckland Town.
 
Nile Ranger began a trial at Southend United.
 
Charles N’Zogbia began training on trial at Sunderland.
 
Glasgow Rangers began their USA Pre Season Tour with a 2;1 win over Charleston Battery. Trialist Oguchi Onyewu was handed his debut at left back, coming off at half time. He then came back on in the 69th minute. James Tavernier featured at right back, coming off in the 68th minute.
 
JUL.5th
 
Newcastle that Fabricio Coloccini’s contract was ended by mutual consent & that he had signed for Argentina side San Lorenzo.
 
Gateshead & Dunston UTS met to get their pre season friendly programmes underway, with rest of the non league sides not commencing there’s until the weekend. Gateshead won this fairly one sided opener 6;2. There line up included Paddy McLauglin au inside left, while Dunston; captained by Dale Burrell at right half; gave new keeper Mark Cook his debut.
 
JUL.6TH
 
Kilmarnock appointed Paul Stephenson as their under 20’s coach.
 
JUL.7TH
 
France defeated Germany 2;0 in the semi finals of the European Championships. Moussa Sissoko once again played a good game at inside right, while Yohan Cabaye was a 92nd. minute sub.  
 
Ryan Taylor began training on trial at Rotherham.
 
JUL.8th
 
Newcastle signed Atletico Madrid defender Jesus Gamez Duarte.
 
They also signed up free agent Yasin Ben El-MHanni & Celtic’s youngster Stuart Findlay. 
 
West Auckland Town kicked off their pre season with a 2;0 win over Willington. Jack Fenton was second half sub & came close to scoring.
 
James Atkinson signed for Easington Colliery.
 
John Anderson did a charity talk in at the The Teams & District Club in Gateshead.
 
JUL.9th
 
Blyth Spartans kicked off there pre season hosting Gateshead, with the later winning 3:0. Blyth handed Matty Pattison his debut at inside right, playing alongside outside right Alex Nicholson & outside left Michael Richardson. Gateshead once again had McLauglin the starting line up.
 
Hartlepool United’s pre season friendly also got underway taking on non league Billingham Town, fielding a different eleven players each half, They cruised to a 4;0victory, handing Nicky Deverdics a half time debut, coming on as a sub at inside right. Goalkeeper Adam Bartlett also came on at half time
 
South Shields defeated Ayr United 2;0 in the pre season semi final of the Raydale Cup. They handed Craig Baxter a debut at right back& Louis Storey at centre half. Both came off in the 58th. minute.
 
JUL.10TH
 
Newcastle Under 21’s kicked off their pre season friendly matches taking on BRADFORD PARK AVENUE, Won 3(1) ; 0(0), Donald Bell Battle of the Somme Memorial Friendly Match. Away at the Horsfall Stadium. Goal Scorers: IVAN TONEY (13 mins), SEAN LONGSTAFF (56 mins), JAMIE HOLMES (83 mins).  Referee: Ian Johnston (Leeds), Attendance; 675. Newcastle handed a debut to new signing Stuart Findlay. It was also a first sighting of 3 trialists at half time: Tyler Harvey, Flavio Da Silva & George Ede ; in a match which they won well.
NUFC (1ST Half): BEN SMITH, LUBO SATKA, LIAM GIBSON, GAEL BIIGIRIMANA, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, STUART FINDLAY, ALEX GILLIEAD, LIAM SMITH, IVAN TONEY, HARIS VUCKIC, CALLUM ROBERTS
NUFC (2ND. Half): NATHAN HARKER, DAN WARD, TRIALIST 1- GEORGE EDE, CALLUM WILLIAMS, KYLE CAMERON, STEFAN BROCCOLI, DANIEL BARLASER, TRIALIST 2- FLAVIO DA SILVA, SEAN LONGSTAFF, JAMIE HOLMES, TRIALIST 3- TYLER HARVEY.
BRADFORD PA; RYAN JONES (SUB- 45 GRAHAME McKIBBIN), RYAN TOULSON, MATT HILL, LUKE DEAN, (SUB- 45 ANDY McWILLIAMS), SHANE KILLOCK (SUB- 78 OLLIE TAYLOR), HARRY COATES (SUB- 45 LEON OSBOURNE), BEN McKENNA (SUB- 45- TRIALIST 1), CHRIS SHARP, JACK RYAN (SUB- 45 TRIALIST 2- LIAM DICKINSON), JONNY GORMAN (SUB-MOHAMED KABA).  
 
The Pavel Srnicek Cup charity match in aid of St Oswald’s Hospice took place at Dunston UTS. The match was between ex NUFC players billed as ‘PAVELS NUFC XI’ v a ‘MEDIA / CELEBS XI’. The result was 11(5) ; 6(2) to the Toon. (One Report gave the score 13:6), The goal & team changes came thick & fast & here’s roughly what I think occurred…
The Goal scorers were; KEITH GILLESPIE (2 GOALS- 10 &79), STEVE HARPER (13), PAUL ROBINSON (4 GOALS- 36, 43, 48, 81), PAUL BRAYSON (2 GOALS- 45+1 & 76), LEE RYDER (89). Pavel XI. No.4- (12 mins), ANTHONY HUTTON? (33 mins), No.9- (77, 79 mins), No.19- (81mins) No.12- (88 mins) Celebs XI.
Attendance Approx 1000, Referee; Barry Sweeney. 
NUFC; DOUGLAS, STU ELLIOT (SUB- LEE RYDER 30) (SUB- 51 NOBBY SOLANO) , OLIVER BERNARD (SUB- 21 MATTY PATTISON), PHIL MASON (SUB- 28 PAUL WATSON), TOM SWEENEY, STEVE HOWEY (SUB 24 JAMIE McCLEN) (SUB- 80 LEE RYDER), NOBBY SOLANO, KEITH GILLESPIE, STEVE HARPER (SUB- 30 PAUL ROBINSON), STEVE WRATH (SUB- 14 PAUL BRAYSON) (SUB- 45 STEVE HARPER) (SUB 75 PAUL BRAYSON), LORENZO (Pavs Mate- Off 45, On 52);(Not all subs on / off included)
MANAGER; JOE ALLON, ASSISTANT; ANTH COLE
MEDIA/CELEBS XI (Included): SAM JOHNSON?, ANDREW BULFORD, MELLY BARNES, ANTH.RUTHFORD, DEAN MOORE, DAVID SOUTHERN, JOHN CORNFORTH, ANTHONY HUTTON, GARY BENNETT (SUB- 45 SIMON PRYDE), SIMON PRYDE, JANSEN DALI, KENNY DICK, PAUL THOMPSON, GARETH McALINDON (Off 71 / On 82),  Other subs not known 
 
The European Championships Final took place in Paris between France and Portugal. The game ended 0:0 after 90 minutes & went to extra time, with Portugal winning 1:0.Among the French runners up were Moussa Sissoko who ran his socks off  at inside right. He came off in the 110th minute. Cabaye was an unused sub.
 
South Shields lost 3;1 to Queen of the South in the pre season final of the Raydale Cup. Craig Baxter continued at right back until the 59th minute & Louis Storey was a half time atinside right.
 
JUL.11th
 
Newcastle signed Arsenal starlet & England Under 20’s International Isaac Hayden for an undisclosed fee; reported to be about £2.5 million.
 
Finnish youth keeper Otto Huuhtanen began a trial at Newcastle.
 
Following a successful trial, David Edgar signed for Vancouver Whitecaps.
 
JUL.12TH
 
Newcastle UNDER 18’s played their first pre season friendly at home at little Benton v SCUNTHORPE UNITED. They won 3(1):0(0). The Goal scorers were: OWEN GALLAGHER (20 mins)- Assist M.HEANEY),?? 52 mins, ?? 87 mins.
NUFC: 1st Half XI- included- MACKENZIE HEANEY, OWEN GALLAGHER.
NUFC: 2nd Half XI Line Up Not Known. Likely included GEORGE EDE (Trialist) & OTTO HUUHTANEN (Trialist) (To Confirm)
 
England Under 19’s got their European Championship matches underway with a Group B 2:1 win over France. Freddie Woodman played in goal
 
Ryan Taylor began a trial with Wigan Athletic.
 
Blyth Spartans defeated touring the Franco-Portugese Youth XI (organised by Oliver Bernard) ;7;1 in friendly. Michael Richardson scored one of the goals in the 67th minute
 
JUL.13th
 
Liam Smith
went out on loan to Crewe Alexandra.
 
JUL.14TH
 
Patrick Kluivert was appointed as Director of Football at Paris St. Germain.
 
JUL.15TH
 
Lorient signed ‘free agent’ Sylvain Marveaux.
 
Jonathan Carmichael signed for South Shields.
 
England Under 19’s beat Holland 2;1in their second European Championship Group B match. Freddie Woodman played in goal once again.
 
There was a fist team friendly debut for Liam Smith who featured in the opening half at left half in Crewe’s 2;0 defeat to Wolves.
 
JUL.16th
 
NUFC 1st. Team opening pre season friendly away at Dalymount Park, Dublin v BOHEMIANS, They won at a canter 6 (2):0(0). The goal scorers were;  MATT RITCHIE (15 mins), ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC (30 mins- Pen), DWIGHT GAYLE (51 mins), FLORIAN THAUVIN (54 mins), ROLANDO AARONS (59 mins),’GINO’ WIJNALDUM (74 mins). The opening game saw debuts for new signings SELS, GAMEZ, RITCHIE, HAYDEN & GAYLE
. Attendance: About 4200. Referee: Robert Harvey (Dublin).
NUFC: MATZ SELS (SUB- 45 KARL DARLOW), JAMIE STERRY (SUB- 45 DARYL JANMAAT) , CHANCEL MBEMBA ( SUB- 45 ISAAC HAYDEN), JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt) (SUB- 74 JESUS GAMEZ), VURNON ANITA (SUB- 69 GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM), HENRI SAIVET (SUB- 74 CHEICK TIOTE), JACK COLBACK (SUB- 45 JONJO SHELVEY), MATT RITCHIE (45 FLORIAN THAUVIN), YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 48 AYOZE PEREZ), ROLANDO AARONS (SUB- 63 PAUL DUMMETT), ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC (SUB- 45 DWIGHT GAYLE)
BOHEMIANS: SHANE SUPPLE, DYLAN HAYES (SUB- 45 ROBERTO LOPES), JAMES KAVANAH (SUB-  45 JASON BYRNE), DAVE MULCAHY (capt), JASON CAFFREY, MARCO CHINDEA (SUB- 60 AYMAN BEN MOHAMED), KEITH BUCKLEY (SUB- 73 DYLAN O’CONNOR) , IAN MORRIS, RYAN GRADON (SUB- 45 CIAN FLYNN, MARK QUIGLEY (SUB- 62 JAKE KELLY), ISMAHIL AKINADE    
 
The UNDER 21’s travelled to play a pre season friendly away at the Northern Echo Arena v DARLINGTON, They won a convincing 5 (3): 1 (1). The goal scorers were; HARIS VUCKIC (7 mins), IVAN TONEY (12 mins), CALLUM ROBERTS (42 mins), LUBO SATKA (48 mins), SEAN LONGSTAFF (82 mins),NUFC  LIAM HARDY (45 mins), Darlington. Vuckic’s goal after an effort by Toney came back off the post. There was a debut for YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI. Attendance; 2625 Referee: Geoff Eltringham (Co. Durham)
NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, MICHAEL NEWBERRY (SUB- 45 STEFAN BROCCOLI), KYLE CAMERON (SUB- 45 LUBO SATKA), CALLUM WILLIAMS (SUB- 45 STUART FINDLAY), CURTIS GOOD (SUB- 45 MACAULEY GILLESPHEY), GAEL BIGIRIMANA (SUB-58 DAN WARD), ALEX GILLIEAD (SUB- 58 JAMES HOLMES), DANIEL BARLASER (SUB- 58 SEAN LONGSTAFF), HARIS VUCKIC (SUB-58 LUKE CHARMAN), CALLUM ROBERTS (SUB- 45 YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI), IVAN TONEY (SUB- 45 FLAVIO DA SILVA).
DARLINGTON: PETER JAMESON, LIAM MARRS (SUB- 61 LEON SCOTT), JORDAN WATSON, PHIL TURNBULL, KEVIN BURGESS, GARY BROWN, LEWIS NIGHTINGALE (SUB-56 LEE GASKELL), TOM PORTAS (SUB-56 ADAM MITCHELL), LIAM HARDY (SUB- 56 ADAM NOWAKOWSKI), AMAR PUREWAL (SUB- 56 NATHAN CARTMAN), STEPHEN THOMPSON      
 
The UNDER 18’s were also in action at home at Little Benton in friendly v SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY, They lost by a single goal  0 (0) ;1(1). The goal scored who netted in the 20th minute is not known.
NUFC; Likely included GEORGE EDE (Trialist), OTTO HUUHTANEN (Trialist) & ELIAS FRITJOF SORENSEN
(Trialist) (To Confirm)
 
Xisco signedfor Thailand side Muanthong United.
 
JUL.18TH
 
John Hope- died aged 67 (See Obituary)
 
England Under 19’s defeated Croatia 2:1 in the final group match with Freddie Woodman between the sticks
 
JUL.19TH
 
Newcastle Under 18’s played TEAM NORTHUMBRIA at home at Little Benton in a friendly. They drew 1(1) ; 1(1). Goal Scorers; KELLAND WATTS (45 MINS), NUFC. Unknown- 14 mins. T.Northumbria.
NUFC:Line Up not known: Included KELLAND WATTS
ELIAS FRITJOF SORENSEN (Trialist)
 
Sunderland under 21’s lost their pre season friendly at Darlington 2;0. Recent trialist Tyler Harvey featured for Sunderland at inside left in the first half.
 
Bedlington Terriers signed goalkeeper Dan Mullen.
 
Various Newcastle players were guests at the opening of ‘’Flannels’, a new fashion store in the Gateshead Metro Centre. Those there were; Jesus Gamez, Ayoze Perez, Rob Elliot, Karl Darlow, Dwight Gayle, Paul Dummett, Rolando Aarons, Siem De Jong, Matz Sels, Issac Hayden, Vurnon Anita & Jamaal Lascelles
 
JUL.20th.
 
Newcastle travelled to play DONCASTER ROVERS, away at the Keepmoat Stadium in their second pre season friendly
The game ended in a 2(0) : 2(2) draw
, after a poor first half from Newcastle. The goal scorers were; ANDY WILLIAMS (2 GOALS-19 mins (Pen) & 45+2 mins), Doncaster. ISAAC HAYDEN (51 mins), AYOZE PEREZ (90 mins), NUFC, Doncaster featured veteran James Coppinger in the side.
Attendance: 5698 Referee: Ross Joyce from Eston, N.Yorkshire.
NUFC; MATZ SELS, DARYL JANMAAT (SUB- 45 JAMIE STERRY), CHANCEL MBEMBA (SUB- 67 HENRI SAIVET), JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt) (SUB- 45 JESUS GAMEZ),VURNON ANITA (SUB- 45 PAUL DUMMETT), JONJO SHELVEY (SUB- 79 GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM), JACK COLBACK, MATT RITCHIE (SUB- 45 YOAN GOUFFRAN), ADAM ARMSTRONG (SUB- 62 FLORIAN THAUVIN), ROLANDO AARONS (SUB- 45 AYOZE PEREZ), ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC (SUB- 45 DWIGHT GAYLE).
DONCASTER: ROSS ETHERIDGE (SUB- 45 MARKO MAROSI), CRAIG ALCOCK (SUB- 66 JOEY McCORMICK), JOE WRIGHT (SUB- 38 MITCHELL LUND), ANDY BUTLER, MATTY BLAIR (SUB- 45 RICCARDO CALDER), HARRY MIDDLETON (SUB- 60 REECE FIELDING), JAMES COPPINGER, (SUB- 64- TRIALIST), TOMMY ROWE (SUB- 45 LIAM MANDEVILLE), CEDRIC EVINA (SUB- 45 TYLER GARRATT), JOHN MARQUIS (SUB- 64 JOSEPH PUGH), ANDY WILLIAMS (SUB- 64 WILL LONGBOTTOM)  
 
JUL.21st.
 
Newcastle announced the signing of Blackburn Rovers centre half Grant Hanley for £5.5 million.
 
England Under 19’s lost their European Championship semi final tie 2;1 to Italy. Freddie Woodman featured in goal.
 
JAN.22ND.
 
Newcastle sold Georginio Wijnaldum to Liverpool for an undisclosed fee reported to be about £25 million.
 
After days of negotiation England appointed Sam Allardyce as their new manager.
 
Liam Smith’s loan to Crewe would prove short; as he sustained a foot injury in the sides friendly with Bolton. He was injured near the end of the game, having come on as a sub. in the second half in the sides score ?
 
JUL.23rd
 
The first team travelled to Belgium for another pre season friendly. They took on SPORTING LOKEREN at the Daknamstadion & won easily 4(3) : 0(0).The goal scorers were AYOZE PEREZ (2 GOALS- 13 & 39 mins), DARYL JANMAAT (26 mins), JONJO SHELVEY (48 mins). Both Gamez & Miric clashed in the 88th minute & both were shown a red card. Attendance: 2876  Referee: Christof Dierick (Temse, Belgium)
NUFC: MATZ SELS (SUB- 72 KARL DARLOW), JAMIE STERRY (SUB- 63 YOAN GOFFRAN), CHANCEL MBEMBA (SUB- 72 HENRI SAIVET), JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt) (SUB- 62 PAUL DUMMETT), VURNON ANITA (SUB- 45 JESUS GAMEZ- Sent Off 88), DARYL JANMAAT, JACK COLBACK (SUB- 72 CHIECK TIOTE), ISAAC HAYDEN (SUB- 45 JONJO SHELVEY), ROLANDO AARONS (SUB- 63 FLORIAN THAUVIN), AYOZE PEREZ (SUB- 45 ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC), DWIGHT GAYLE (SUB- 62 ADAM ARMSTRONG).
LOKEREN: DAVINO VERHULST, MARIC MIJAT,  JOAO CARLOS, INGI SVERRIR INGASON (SUB-61 BOB STRAETMAN), GIORGOS GALITSIOS (SUB- 75 CEDRIC MINGIEDI), KILLIAN OVERRNEIRE (capt) (SUB- 75 NIKOLA JAMBOR), JOHER KHADIM RASSOUL (SUB- 45 MEDHI TERKI), ARI FREVR SKULASON (SUB- 61 MARIO TICINOVIC), MARKO MIRIC (Sent Off- 88), JACKSON AVELINO COELHO (SUB- 75 LOWIS MBAH ENOH), AYANDA PATOSI (SUB-61 BRANISLAV NINAI).
 
The Under 21’s travelled to Corby’s Steel Park to take park ion the pre season Steel Cup. Their Day One match saw them paired with CORBY TOWN & they won 3(1) : 0(0). The goal scorers were  LUKE CHARMAN (41 mins) & SEAN LONGSTAFF (2 GOALS- 57 & 72 mins). The other match of day one of the Steel Cup was PSV Eindhoven XI 4 :1 Leeds United. Corby featured keeper Aidan Grant. The ‘combined 2 day attendance was recorded by Corby as 1368 & the referee was Simon Barrow from Staffordshire.    
NUFC: PAUL WOOLSTON, CALLUM WILLIAMS, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, JACK HUNTER (SUB- 58 STEFAN BROCCOLI), LUBO SATKA, CURTIS GOOD, JAMIE HOLMES (SUB- 73 FLAVIO DA SILVA (Trialist), DAN WARD, LUKE CHARMAN, SEAN LONGSTAFF, YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI (SUB- 78 DANIEL BARLASER),       
CORBY: AIDAN GRANT, CONNOR KENNEDY, O’NEIL O’DOFIN, JAMIE ANTON, BRAD-LEE GASCOIGNE,DANNY DRAPER (SUB- 45 SERGIO CARALLO), FERNI ORENUGA (SUB- 88 SEKOU KROMAH), REECE WEBB, CALLUM BALL (SUB- 74 KURTIS REVAN), BEN MILNES (SUB- 59 ANDRE JOHNSON), LIAM MARSHALL.      
 
Sunderland travelled to Rotherham United for a friendly & won 2:1. Trialist Charles N’Zogbia scored the winner in the 83rd  minute & assisted their first in the 29th minute. Patrick Van Aanholt also played.
 
Elsewhere, Newcastle Benfield defeated Musselburgh Athletic 3:0 in a friendly, thanks to a Paul Brayson hat trick. His goals came in the 18th, 73rd & 81st minutes.
 
JUL.24th
 
The Under 21’s Day Two ‘Steel Cup Final’ match saw them face PSV EINDHOVEN at Steel Park, Corby. They won 1(0) : 0(0). KYLE CAMERON scored the only goal of the game in the 50th minute, club to secure the silverware for side. The other match of day of the Steel Cup for 3rd / 4th place was Corby Town 3 : 0 Leeds United. The ‘combined 2 day attendance was recorded by Corby as 1368 & the referee was Stephen Ross from Boston.    
NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, KEVIN MBABU, STUART FINDLAY, MACAULAY GILLESPHEY, KYLE CAMERON, GAEL BIGIRIMANA, DANIEL BARLASER, ALEX GILLIEAD, HARIS VUCKIC (SUB- 80 SEANLONGSTAFF), CALLUM ROBERTS, IVAN TONEY.
PSV; JAMIE WATT, DAMIAN VAN BRUGGEN, PHILLIPPE ROMMENS, NIHOLDI LAURSEN, ALBERT GUDMUNDESSON, JAEL HATTU, THOMAS DENG (SUB-68- GOKHAN KARDES), ARMANDO OBISDO (SUB- 45 JOEL PIROE), MICHAL SADILEK (SUB- 64 LEANDRO FERNANDES), LENNERD DANEELS (SUB- 45 CODY GAKPO), JOEY KONINGS.
 
JUL.25TH
 
The Clubs Under 18’s Academy side began their Super Cup NI (Milk Cup) Premier Section campaign. Match 1 resulted in a 2(1) : 1(1) victory over Co. FERMANAGH. The goal scorers were: EOIN BEACOM (57 secs), Fermanagh. LEWIS MCNALL (2 GOALS- 16 & 80 mins?). There were adacemy debuts for keeper Charles Freeman & midfielder Mace Goodbridge.
NUFC: CHARLES FREEMAN,YANNICK AZIAKANOU, KIEREN ALPIN, MATTY LONGSTAFF, OWEN BAILEY,LEWIS GIBSON, MACKENZIE HEANEY, MACE GOODBRIDGE, LEWIS McNALL, OLIVER LONG, OWEN GALLAGHER. (SUBS Not Known From: KELLAND WATTS, WILL BROWN, THOMAS ALLAN, ADAM WILSON, JACK WILSON & ISAAC GAMBLIN).
Co FERMANAGH: JOSH BROWNLEE, CONNOR RIPPEY, JOHNNY CASSIDY, CAOLAN WARD, NIALL OWENS,   SEANIE MAHON, EOIN BEACON (capt), BRANDON KORAN, JAKE IRVING, SIMON WARRINTON, JACOB BRITTON (SUBS Not Known From; OLIVER SCALLON,
ROWAN BEATTIE, JOSH McKENNA, SCOTT JOHNSTON, MATTHEW DIXON, PADDY CASSIDY, ALEX HOLDER
 
A Spurs Legends side defeated at Herts XI 3;2 in a friendly charity match. Mark Stimpson featured at left back. 
 
JUL.26th
 
Newcastle’s first team travelled to play SOUTHEND UNITED, away at Roots Hall, in their next pre season friendly. After a goalless 1st half; they won 2;0. The goals were scored by VURNON ANITA(48 mins) & YOAN GOUFFRAN (78 mins).
The attendance was 6570 & the referee was Keith Paul Stroud from Bournemouth. Just after the hour, Newcastle brought on Grant Hanley to make his debut.
NUFC: KARL DARLOW, DARYLL JANMAAT (SUB- 62 JAMIE STERRY), CHANCEL MBEMBA (SUB- 62 GRANT HANLEY), JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, JONJO SHELVEY (SUB- 74 HENRI SAIVET), ISAAC HAYDEN (SUB- 62 JACK COLBACK), VUNRON ANITA (SUB- 81 FLORIAN THAUVIN), AYOZE PEREZ (SUB- 74 ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC), ROLANDO AARONS (SUB- 62 ADAM ARMSTRONG), DWIGHT GAYLE (SUB- 62 YOAN GOUFFRAN).
SOUTHEND: MARK OXLEY. JOHN WHITE (capt) (SUB- 75 JASON DEMETRIOU), TRIALIST A (SUB- 45 TRIALIST C), ADAM BARRETT (SUB- 45 ADAM THOMPSON), BEN COKER (SUB- 78 RENEI BATLOKWA), RYAN LEONARD (SUB- 84 JOE BEDFORD), WILL ATKINSON (SUB- 78 HARRY KYPRIANOU), JACK BRIDGE (SUB- 68 STEPHEN McLAUGHLIN), TRIALIST B (SUB- 62 SIMON COX), JERMAINE McGLASHAN (SUB- 75 LUKE O’NEILL), JASON WILLIAMS (SUB- 62 DAVID MOONEY)
 
The Academy were also in action with their second group match in the Super Cup NI (Milk Cup) Premier Section campaign. The match played at Seahaven in PortStewart verses RIGHT TO DREAM (Ghana) ended in a 3 (2) : 3 (2) draw.
Goal Scorers: NICKLAS STRUNCK JACOBSEN(1 min), CLINTO ANTWI (3 mins), JONATHAN AMON (2nd Half), Right To Dream. OWEN GALLAGHER (2 GOALS- 1st Half), LEWIS McNALL (2nd Half), NUFC.
NUFC: CHARLIE FREEMAN, LEWIS CASS, KIEREN APLIN, MATTY LONGSTAFF, OWEN BAILEY, LEWIS GIBSON, MACKENZIE HEANEY, MACE GOODBRIDGE, LEWIS McNALL, THOMAS ALLAN, OWEN GALLAGHER (SUBS- Not Known From:        YANNICK AZIAKANOU, OLIVER LONG, KELLAND WATTS, WILL BROWN, ADAM WILSON, JACK WILSON & ISAAC GAMBLIN).
RT. TO DREAM: CHRISTIAN ADDAI, GIDEON MENSAH, KING BAIDO, JONATHAN AMOR, MANGUS WORTS, MOHAMMED KUDOS, EMMANUEL DUKU,CLINTON ANTWI, ADAM FOFANA, ERNEST BOAHENE,NICKLAS STRUNCK JACOBSEN. (SUBS- Not Known From: EMMANUEL DANSO, KAMAL SOWAH, JONES ADJEI, KELVIN OWUSU, KELVIN OFORI, STEPHEN SARDOKIE, ANDREAS OLSSEN, SETH ANTWI,
 
JUL.27TH.
 
The Academy were once again in action with their third group match in the Super Cup NI (Milk Cup) Premier Section campaign. The match played at The Warren in PortStewart verses VENDEE (France) ended in a 3 (2) : 0 (0) victory to top the group & progress into the semi final stage of the Globe Section. Goal Scorers; MACKENZIE HEANEY (1st Half), LEWIS McNALL (1st Half), ADAM WILSON. Thomas Allen had a penalty saved late in the second half.
NUFC: CHARLIE FREEMAN, YANNICK AZIAKANOU
KIEREN APLIN, MATTY LONGSTAFF, OWEN BAILEY, LEWIS GIBSON, MACKENZIE HEANEY, MACE GOODBRIDGE, LEWIS McNALL, THOMAS ALLAN, OWEN GALLAGHER (SUB- known; ADAM WILSON,- 
Not Known From;  LEWIS CASS, OLIVER LONG, KELLAND WATTS, WILL BROWN, JACK WILSON & ISAAC GAMBLIN).
VENDEE: ANTOINE NAKKACHI, LEO BORDAGE,EVAN BOUTON, JULEAN CLENET, VALENTIN DABIN, YANNIS DAVID, VALENTIN GAUFFRIAU, ROMAIN GUILHEMJOUAN, KILIAN MOLE, LOUIS ROBIN, THOMAS TEIL. (SUBS- Not Known From: MASSIMO BARON, TOM TIRAND, LUCAS RATIER, BAPTISTE TRICHET, THIBAULT CARTWRIGHT
 
JUL.28TH
 
The Academy were once again in action in the Super Cup NI (Milk Cup).The played LUSAKA (Zambia), The Globe Section Semi Final at Riada Stadium,Ballymoney. The game resulted in a 1:1 draw & Newcastle lost in penalty shoot out 4:5. Goal Scorers; LEWIS McNALL (1st Half), NUFC. WILLIAM CHUNGU (1st Half), Lusaka. Shoot Out Pen Scorers; LEWIS McNALL, MATTY LONGSTAFF, OWEN BAILEY, ADAM WILSON. Heaney had pen saved in shoot out & the winning pen was scored by Nicolas Banda. Sub. Jack Robson got his first run out at Under 18’s level.
NUFC: CHARLIE FREEMAN, KIEREN APLIN, MATTY LONGSTAFF, OWEN BAILEY,LEWIS GIBSON, MACKENZIE HEANEY, MACE GOODBRIDGE, LEWIS McNALL, OWEN GALLAGHER (SUB- 2ND Half ADAM WILSON), THOMAS ALLAN (SUB- 2nd Half- JACK ROBSON), LEWIS CASS.
LUSAKA; BRADLEY JR. MWEENE, GIDEON MIYANDA, NICOLAS BANDA, WILLIAM CHUNGU, DAVISON PHIRI, NORRIS ANGEL MWAMBA, TIMOTHY CHISA, LAWRENCE MIRANZI, JOSEPH NDAWA, CHIWALA LUNKOTO, ALEXANDER LWIPA. (SUBS- Not Known From: CHANDAEKA CHUNGU, RICHARD THORE, KWALELA KWALELA
 
Recent trialist Tyler Harvey signed for Wrexham.
 
Aaron Hughes signed for Indian side Kerala Blasters.
 
JUL.29th
 
The Academy were in action for a final game in the Super Cup NI (Milk Cup) Globe Section; playing in the 3rd/4th Place Play Off; at Sgroggy Road, Limavardy v ICHIFUNA (Japan). The game resulted in a 3:3 draw & Newcastle lost in penalty shoot out 4:5. Newcastle’s Goal Scorers were JACK ROBSON, LEWIS McNALL & MACKENZIE HEANEY(Team line Ups & other information not known)  
 
Irish international appearance record holder Shay Given announced his retirement from international football.
 
Macaulay Gillesphey went back out on loan to Carlisle United.
 
JUL.30th

Newcastle 1st Team completed their pre season friendly programme, with another win. They defeated Dutch Premier side SBV VITESSE 3(3) :2(0) at home at SJP. The Goal scorers were: OG- KELVIN LEERDAM (22 mins), DWIGHT GAYLE (36 mins), JACK COLBACK (41 mins), NUFC. ‘NATHAN’ (53 mins), GURAM KASHIA (61 mins),Vitesse. Ayoze Perez assisted the first & third goals & had a hand in the 2nd. Attendance; 19200  Referee; Sebastien Stockbridge(Durham).                                                

NUFC: MATZ SELS, DARYL JANMAAT (SUB- 74 JAMIE STERRY), GRANT HANLEY (SUB- 62 JESUS GAMEZ), JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, ISAAC HAYDEN (SUB- 74  HENRI SAIVET), JACK COLBACK (SUB- 62 JONJO SHELVEY), VURNON ANITA (SUB- 74 YOAN GOUFFRAN), AYOZE PREREZ (SUB- 62 ADAM ARMSTRONG), MATT RITCHIE (SUB- 62 ROLANDO AARONS, DWIGHT GAYLE (SUB- 74 ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC). 

VITESSE: ELROY ROOM, KELVIN LEERDAM (SUB- 72 JULIAN LELIEVELD), GURAM KASHIA (capt), ARNOLD KRUISWIJK, KOSUKE OTA; MARVELOUS NAKAMBA, LEWIS BAKER, VALERI QAZAISHVILI (SUB- 45 NAVARONE FOOR), MILOT RASHICA, YUNING ZHANG (SUB- 62 RICKY VAN WOLFSWINKEL), ‘NATHAN’ ALLAN DE SOUZA (SUB- 72 MITCHELL VAN BERGEN).                                                                                                         

The UNDER 23’s (as they were billed) travelled to Bootham Crescent to play YORK CITY in as pre season friendly. They drew 1(0) : 1(1). Goals Scorers; AIDAN CONNOLLY (7 mins), York.  STUART FINDLAY (48 mins) (assist Roberts), NUFC. Attendance: 885, Referee: Nigel Miller )Co Durham). Findlay also had a goal ruled offside after2mins.                                                          

NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, KEVIN MBABU, CALLUM WILLIAMS, STUART FINDLAY, KYLE CAMERON, DANIEL BARLASER, GAEL BIGIRIMANA, ALEX GILLIEAD (SUB- 74 JAMIE HOLMES), HARIS VUCKIC (SUB- 86 SEAN LONGSTAFF), CALLUM ROBERTS (SUB- 71 YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI), IVAN TONEY                     

YORK; LUKE SIMPSON, SHAUN ROONEY, ALEX WHITTLE, COLVIS KAMDJO, MATT FRY, SIMON HESLOP, YAN KLUKOWSKI (SUB- 80 KAINE FELIX), AIDAN CONNOLLY (SUB- 73 REECE THOMPSON), JOSHUA ROBINSON (SUB- 45 MATTY DIXON), SCOTT FENWICK, ‘TRIALIST’ (SUB- 45 DANIEL NTI)

Gateshead defeated Boston United 3;2 in a friendly. Paddy McLaughlin assisted one of their goals.

Sunderland drew 1;1 at Montpellier in a pre season friendly. Once again Charles N’Zogbia featured; coming on as a sub in the 25th. minute. The French side featured ex trialist William Remy as a 36th. minute sub.

The season curtain raiser at non league level, the Cleator Cup saw Shildon battle to 4;1 over Marske United. Mark Doninger featured.

Most other local non league sides were in action. Easington Colliery gained a 1;0 win over Newton Ayciffe thanks to a Joe Kerridge

goal.

On the cricket pitch Owen Peterson hit a century of exactly 100 runs in Whiteleas win over Boldon CA. in the league. They won by 170 runs. 

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BULLETIN 63  -  AUGUST 2016 - REVIEW 

 The first week of the month & the club Championship season is underway. First up Fulham away which was a big let down for the travelling faithful, with 1;0 defeat. However, after a home defeat to Huddersfield things began to improve with wins home & away & progression in the League Cup. Two days prior to the big kick off & 2 more signings arrived Ciaran Clark from Aston Villa & Mohamed Diame from Hull City & at the end of the month DeAndre Yedlin arrived from Spurs, quickly followed by Daryl Murphy, Achraf Lazaar. & then finally Christian Atsu on loan from Chelsea. All the numerous outgoings sold & on loan can be found below& the sale of Moussa Sissoko for an astronomical fee of £30 million to Spurs.     
 
This months updates focus totally on the first batch of new arrivals to add to the ‘Toon Tracker Profiles’; The following Current Player New signings included are: Matz Sels, Grant Hanley, Isaac Hayden, Stuart Findlay, Jesus Gamez, Dwight Gayle, Matt Ritchie, Yasin Ben El-Mhanni & Trialist Mo Sangre. There was a new ex player spotted at the ‘Pav Cup’ as guest assistant manager; Anth Cole; who now gets added to the data base. Sadly an ex Newcastle player has passed away this month. Liam Tuohy died aged 83 & below is a tribute to him  
 
OBITUARY-  WILLIAM (LIAM) TUOHY
 
DIED: AUG. 13TH.2016, HIGHFIELD NURSING HOME, DUBLIN, REP. OF IRELAND (Aged 83).
DOB: APR.27th.1933, EAST WALL, DUBLIN, REP. OF IRELAND
POSITION: WINGER (Midfielder) & FORWARD . HEIGHT; 5ft 7ins (1960).
 
Career:
As a Player:
ST MARY’S EAST WALL (JUNIOR- 1948 To AUG.1951),
SHAMROCK ROVERS (AUG.1951 To MAY 1960- 126 League Apps; 46 Goals).
ST MARY’S (LOAN- 1953). NUFC (TRANSFER FEE- £9500- MAY 9th.1960 To AUG.1963).
SHAMROCK ROVERS (FREE TRANSFER- PLAYER/COACH AUG.1963, Then PLAYER/MANAGER 1964 To 1969 League Apps; 85, 41 Goals),
BOSTON ROVERS (USA- LOAN- 1967- 9 Apps, 3 Goals),
As Coach/Manager:
DUNDALK (1ST TEAM MANAGER 1969 To 1970),
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND (SENIOR TEAM MANAGER- SEP.1971 To NOV.1972)
SHAMROCK ROVERS (1ST TEAM MANAGER- 1972 To 1973)
LEAGUE OF IRELAND (MANAGER- 1968 To 1972),
DUBLIN UNIVERSITY (COACH- 1975 To 1981),
SHELBOURNE (1ST TEAM MANAGER- JUL.1981 To JUN.1982),
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND (UNDER 19’S / YOUTH MANAGER 1981 To 1984.
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND (UNDER 18’S / YOUTH MANAGER 1984 To FEB.1986)
HOME FARM FC (DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL- DEC.1989 To 2002?). RETIRED
 
Honours:
As a Player;
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND INTERNATIONAL APPEARANCES (1955-65) 8, 4 Goals
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND ‘B’ INTERNATIONALS- (1957-58) 3,0 Goals
LEAGUE OF IRELAND REPRESENTATIVE APPS (1954-65) 24, 7 Goals
IRISH LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER; 1954, 1957, 1959, 1964
IRISH FA CUP FINAL WINNER; 1955, 1956, 1965, 1966, 1967,1968. (As Manager- 1969)
IRELAND PLAYER OF THE YEAR; 1966.
As Manager;
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND MANAGER- 1971-73
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND UNDER 19’S 1981-84, then UNDER 18’S To 1986
LEAGUE OF IRELAND MANAGER 1968-72
 
NUFC: 1st TEAM RECORD; Total Apps; 42, (38 League, 1 FA Cup, 3 League Cup); 9 League Goals 
DEBUT- AUG.20TH.1960, PRESTON NORTH END, Won 3;2.
 
TESTIMONIAL MATCH (Joint with Liam Hennessey);
MAY 3rd.1960, SHAMROCK ROVERS 0(0) : 3(2) NUFC, Goal Scorers; LEN WHITE (2 GOALS- 20,31 mins), LEN ALLCHURCH (65 mins). Attendance; 20000, Referee: T.Barton (Dublin)
Liam Tuoy featured at Outside left for Shamrock.
 
Liam Tuohy’s career began ’s playing locally as a junior in Dublin for local side St. Mary’s. He signed for Shamrock Rovers in August 1951& during his 9 years there he appeared in 126 league matches scoring 46 goals.e signed He gained a good reputation as an attacking winger with a great goal scoring record at outside left. During his career there he was a par timer, while also working for the Guinness Company. Liam had tremendous success at Shamrock, with the side claiming the Irish League title, in 1954,1857 & 1959 & winning the Irish Cup in 1955 & 1956. He also gained selection for his country for the first time in 1956. The last of his 8 caps for Ireland was obtained in 1965. He was selected for th Irish B’ side on 3 occasions & from 1955 through to 1966 he was selected on 24 occasions for the League of Ireland XI. Prior to leaving, both he and Liam Hennessey were awarded a joint testimonial match;  playing host to Newcastle in a 3;0 defeat. He arrived on Tyneside soon after in May 1960 for a £9500 fee & he featured in their relegation battle during the 1960-61 season. Following his debut on the opening day of the season verses Preston on August 20th .he featured 12 times that season, getting the first 2 of his goals in the next game when they hammered Fulham 7;2 on August 24th  He got another goal in September in a3;2 win over West Brom. & after long run out of the side, he returned to first team action in April & scored in a 4;1 victory over Bolton on April 22nd. Despite the side scoring a very credible 86 goals, they leaked 109 & were relegated in 21st place. Liam was much prominent during the 1961-62 season in Division Two, hitting 4 goals in 27 appearances, the first of which was hitting the winner in a1;0 triumph over Walsall. The season was one of mixed fortunes and the side ended the season in mid table in 11th. place. He also featured in the sides 3 League Cup games and 1 FA Cup game. In the clubs push to get back into the top tier, new signings were made and the following season Liam only got a play in 3 first team games; the last of which was on April 3rd 1963, when they lost 3;1 to Bury. He did notch up one final goal on December 8th in a 4;1 victory over Rotherham. On return to his old club Shamrock he also acted as coach & manager during the remainder of his playing career, making a further 85 league appearances, claiming another 41 goals. During this time he also went over to the USA on loan in 1967 to briefly play for Boston Rovers, featuring times, scoring 3 goals. His time back at Shamrock Rovers saw the side achieve astounding results; they won the league title a further once and claimed the Irish FA. Cup 5 times in a row from 1965 to 1969. As a result he won the Irish Player of the Year Award; rounding of his playing carer in the game.
 
He hung up his boots in 1969, and after managing Dundalk and also managing the League of Ireland representative side he was appointed as Irish National Team manager in September 1971. He ran the National side for two years, and led the side to a memorable 2;1 win over France. His next managerial role was back at Shamrock Rovers were stayed for about a year. A high pint was overseeing a Shamrock Rovers XI in a friendly with Brazil in July 1973. After a 6 year stint coaching at Dublin University he returned to management in 1981with Shelbourne and then in 1982 took on the role as the Irish Under 19’s and then Under 18’s manager. With the later in 1984 they memorably reached the semi finals of the European Championships, eventually gaining the 4th place. A year later they also qualified for the Under 18’s World Cup finals for the first time in their history.  His last role in football was as director of football at Home Farm. After retiring from the game, Liam occasionally did scouting work for Newcastle. In recognition of his services to Irish football; the FAI dedicated a display cabinet to him at their headquarters in 2010. Sadly, Liam passed away peacefully, in Highfield Nursing Home, Whitehall, Dublin on August 13th 2016; aged 83. His funeral was held at ‘Our Lady of the Divine Grace’ in Raheny on August 17th.  
 
AUG.1st.
 
Newcastle ‘UNDER 23’s’ reserve side travelled the short distance to Woodhorn Lane to play ASHINGTON in a pre season friendly. The lost 0 (0) : 1 (0), in a pre season friendly. Despite dominating possession at times & Luke Charman hitting the post with a header in the 58th minute; Ashington’s Ben Harmison rounded the keeper in the 84th.minute to score the only goal of the game. Ashington featured  player who’d signed that day Adam Laidler. The attendance was 707 & the referee was Michael Oliver from Ashington. (No Programme or Team Sheet was produced)
NUFC; PAUL WOOLSTON, STEFAN BROCCOLI, JACK HUNTER, LIAM GIBSON (SUB- 71 KYLE CAMERON), MICHAEL NEWBERRY, DAN WARD (SUB- 71 CALLUM WILLIAMS), SEAN LONGSTAFF, JAMIE HOLMES, LUKE CHARMAN, YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI, TOM HEARDMAN (SUB- 45 DAN BARLASER).  
ASHINGTON; CONOR GRANT, SHAUN HENDERSON, ADAM LAIDLER, SCOTT BLANDFORD, JAMES HARMISON, BEN CHRISTENSEN, SCOTT GUNN (SUB- 45 not known?), KYLE DOWNEY (SUB- 45 TRIALIST 1), ANDREW BULFORD (SUB- 45 TRIALIST 2), BEN HARMISON, LEE McANDREW, (Trialists organised by Ollie Bernard); Subs not known if played; -REECE FARRELL, ANDREW COOPER, & also injured- JAMES TAYLOR who was also on the bench but did not play.    
 
Prior to this.. at St. James Park; the club once again held a Fans Open Day Training Session. The schedule began with the opening of fan zone & gates into the ground at 9am. At 9.45am NUFC Foundation & Academy held a Training Session. This was followed by a 1st Team Training Session at 10.30am. Events on the pitch came to an end at 12.30 with a Fans Challenge; with the Fanzone closing at 2pm. Only Sissoko & the injured players were missing from the squad involved. Once again the event attracted the fans in their thousands.
 
Steve Taylor signed for USA side Portland Timbers.
 
James Troisi signed for Melbourne Victory. 
 
AUG.2ND
 
The UNDER 18’S played WALKER CENTRAL, away at Monkchester Road, in a pre season friendly. Newcastle’s youngsters won 4(2) : 1(1). The goal scorers; were, GIDEON ADU PEPRAH (10 mins), CRAIG SPOONER (23 mins & assisted the 1ST goal), ADAM WILSON (77 mins), TRIALIST- MO SANGARE (88 mins, firing through rebound off the post of an Oliver Long shot), NUFC
. Walkers goal was scored in the 15 mins; scorer not known. Sangare is on trial, previous with Burnley under 18’s Attendance; Approx; 250. Mackenzie Heaney featured as sub. (No Programme or Team Sheet was produced)
 
AUG.3RD
 
Newcastle made a double signing in the transfer market. They brought in Ciaran Clark from Aston Villa for fee reported to be about £5 million & Mohamed Diame from Hull City; also for a fee reported to be about £5 million.
 
Peter Ramage signed for Arizons United of the USA.
 
The Whitecaps handed David Edgar his debut in their defence; in a 1;0won over Central in a group stage match of the concave championship.. 
 
Rafa Benetez did a radio questions and answers session on BBC Radio Newcastle.
 
AUG.4th
 
Florian Thauvin
went on loan to Marseille.
 
AUG.5th
 
Newcastle travelled to Craven Cottage to play FULHAM for their opening Championship campaign. Sadly it was a big let down, with a disappointing 0(0) : 1(1) defeat
. The only goal of the game was scored by MATT SMITH with a header in the 44th minute. The following new signings made their competitive debuts; Matz Sels, Grant Hanley, Isaac Hayden, Matt Ritchie & Dwight Gayle. Fulham had Scott Parker as a sub.The attendance was 23 992 & the referee was Simon Hooper from Wiltshire
NUFC: MATZ SELS, DARYL JANMAAT, GRANT HANLEY, JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, ISAAC HAYDEN (SUB- 77 JONJO SHELVEY), JACK COLBACK (SUB- 61 ROLANDO AARONS), VURNON ANITA, AYOZE PEREZ (SUB- 70 ADAM ARMSTRONG), MATT RITCHIE, DWIGHT GAYLE.
FULHAM; DAVID BUTTON, DENIS ODOI, TOMAS KALAS, MICHAEL MADI, SCOTT MALONE (SUB- 85 TIM REAM), KEVIN McDONALD, RYAN TUNNICLIFFE (SUB- 69 SCOTT PARKER), TOM CAIRNEY (capt), SONE ALUKO, FLOYD AYITE, MATT SMITH (SUB- 68 LASSE VIGEN CHRISTENSEN) 
 
AUG.6TH
 
Liverpool completed their pre season ‘International Champions Cup’ matches, with a resounding 4;0 victory over Barcelona. Despite, the win they finished as runner up in the competition. Both Georginio Wijnaldum & James Milner featured.
 
The Scottish Premier League got underway for Glasgow Rangers who could only draw 1:1 with Hamilton. Joey Barton & JamesTavernier both played.
 
Lee Clark’s Kilmarnock lost 2;1 to Mark McGhee’s Motherwell.
 
The rest of the Championship sides played & Hughton’s Brighton played out a 0;0 draw with Derby County. Kazenga Lua Lua was a 90th minute sub.
 
Preston lost 1;0 to Reading with Paul Huntington at right half.
 
In League One, Peterborough got off to a winning Start, defeating Rochdale 3;2. Marcus Maddison scored their opener in the 21st. minute
 
In League Two, Hartlepool United gained a 1;1 draw with Colchester United. Nicky Deverdics made his debut as a 78th minute sub.
 
Carlisle United also drew1;1 away at Portsmouth. Macaulay Gillesphey feature at left back in their first league game of the season.
 
Gateshead got their National League campaign off to a great start, with 3;0 victory over Chester. Insight right Paddy McLaughlin cross assisted their third in the 88th minute.
 
Wrexham drew 0;0 with Dover in their opening game. They handed Tyler Harvey his debut at outside left. He was subbed in the 63rd minute.
 
It was FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round day for our Northern League sides & Ashington crashed out at the first hurdle; 2;1 at home to Nelson. The game marked to competitive debut of Adam Laidler at left back until the last 6 minutes.
 
Newcastle Benfield faired better, defeating Thackley 2;0. Debutant Jake Trodd assisted their second goal, while Paul Brayson had a penalty saved in the first half. Michael Riley was a late sub in the game.
 
Bedlington Terriers and their debutant keeper Dan Mullen suffered a 6;1 defeat to Shildon. Mark Doninger was a 68th minute sub for Shildon
 
Morpeth defeated Seaham Red Star 3;1 in their FA Cup match. Right half Ben Sayer hit the post & assisted one of the goals; while Matty Grieve played at left half. Seaham featured Lee Kerr at inside right. He was replaced in the 2nd half.
 
Bishop Auckland cruised into the next round with a 4;0 victory over Thornaby. Michael Hoganson scored the 4th in the 87th minute; while keeper Scott Pocklington kept a clean sheet.  
 
Durham City were knocked out 4;0 by Billingham Synthonia. Durham featured Mark Bertram at right half & late sub Chris Moore.
 
South Shields surprisingly exited from the competition, losing 3;1 to Marske United. There were debuts for keeper Josh Carminchael & defender Craig Baxter, who had to be replaced after 25 minutes.
 
Dunston UTS handed goalkeeper Mark Cook his competitive debut as they drew 2;2 with Sunderland RCA.
 
A replay is also needed for Newton Aycliffe, who drew 2;2 with Washington. They had Alex Kitchen at right half
 
Finally, West Auckland Town beat Heaton Stannington 3;2 in a closely fought game. Adam Rundle featured for the winners at outside right, coming off in the last 6 minutes.
 
AUG.7TH
 
Manchester United defeated Leicester City 2;1 in the Community Shield at Wembley. Danny Simpson played for the first 63 minutes at right half for Leicester. 
 
Steven Taylor got a run out for Portland Timbers Reserves at centre half. Although they won 4:3 v LA Galaxy II. Taylor scored an own goal in the 9th minute and was subbed after 66 mins.
 
Ashington hosted a Les Alderson Memorial Cup day with a Harmy’s XI defeating an ex Bedlington XI 3:2. Their was also a penalty shoot out afterwards which Bedlington won 6:5. Warren Teasdale featured at centre for the Bedlington side
 
AUG.8th
 
Newcastle UNDER 23’s travelled to the Oakwell Academy to play a BARNSLEY XI in  Behind Closed Doors Friendly. We won 3(2) : 2(1). The goal scorers were: TOM HEARDMAN (2 mins), SEAN LONGSTAFF (35 mins), LUKE CHARMAN (66 mins), NUFC
. JACOB BROWN (2 GOALS- 41 & 89 mins), Barnsley. Dan Ward also hit the bar in the second half.
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, LIAM GIBSON (SUB- 64 STUART FINDLAY), CALLUM WILLIAMS (SUB- 45 KYLE CAMERON), GAEL BIGIRIMANA (SUB- 74 DAN WARD), CURTIS GOOD (SUB- 74 STEFAN BROCCOLI), ALEX GILLIEAD (SUB- 50 SAMMY AMEOBI), DANIEL BARLASER (SUB- 54 JACK HUNTER),TOM HEARDMAN (SUB- 45 LUKE CHARMAN), SEAN LONGSTAFF, CALLUM ROBERTS (SUB- 74 JAMIE HOLMES).
BARNSLEY: LINE UP NOT KNOWN  
 
Ivan Toney went out on loan to Shrewsbury Town.
 
Peter Ramage made his debut for Arizona United in their Western Conference 3;1 victory over Orange County Blues. The technical Director of the losing side is Barry Venison.
 
AUG.9th
 
Newcastle UNDER 18’s played their last pre season friendly verses HUDDERSFIELD TOWN, at home at Little Benton. They won 7(3) : 2(1).
Goal Scorers: OWEN GALLAGHER ( 2 GOALS- 9& 51 mins),LEWIS McNALL (3 GOALS- 23, 31 & 62 mins), KIREAN APLIN (48 mins), JACK ROBSON (87 mins), NUFC. JUNIOR CEDWYN SCOTT (2 GOALS- 5 & 45+1 mins), Huddersfield; scorers not known
NUFC (Included): NATHAN HARKER, OWEN GALLAGHER, LEWIS McNALL, KIERAN APLIN, SUB (known)- 45 JACK ROBSON. 
 
Shrewsbury Town defeated Huddersfield Town 2;1 in the 1st Round of the League Cup. Ivan Toney came on as a sub at half time to make his debut & he set up the winning goal which was scored in the 77th minute
 
AUG.10th.

The 1st ‘Fans Forum’ of the season took place in the Sir Bobby Robson Suite at the ground. Rafa Benítez made a surprise appearance and spoke with forum members for about 45 minutes. Topics on the planned agenda included the club's digital development project - which will lead to the launching of a new website later in the year. Other subjects were club membership, shirt sponsorship and the development of training facilities.

Some of the Northern League sides got their league games underway; including Newcastle Benfield who drew 1;1 with Penrith. Paul Brayson opened his account scoring in the first half for Benfield.

Guy Bates scored his first Irish Premier goal for his new club Glenavon. He scored a penalty in the 56th minute in his sides3;3 draw with Ballymena United.

AUG.11TH.

It was announce that Remy Cabella had signed for Marseille on a permanent basis

Jonathan Woodgate was signed as a scout by Liverpool.

AUG.13th.

A massive 52 079 turned out to witness Newcastle first home game in the Championship. They left disappointed, despite all the pre match great atmosphere. They lost 1(0) : 2(1) to HUDDERSFIELD TOWN. The goals came from NAKHI WELLS (45 + 1 mins), JACK PAYNE (82 mins) for Huddersfield. MARCUS GAYLE (60 mins) heading in after his penalty was saved. Mohamed Diame was handed his debut. The referee was Oliver Langford from the West Midlands. The ‘Gallowgate Fans Group’ raised more than £5000 prior to the game, & with the clubs backing they invested it with the purchase of 470 flags which will made their debut 30 minutes before the game, setting up a great atmosphere.
NUFC; MATZ SELS, DARYL JANMAAT (SUB- 83 ADAM ARMSTRONG), CHANCEL MBEMBA, JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, ISAAC HAYDEN, JONJO SHELVEY, VURNON ANITA, MOHAMED DIAME (SUB- 75 AYOZE PEREZ), ROLANDO AARONS (SUB- 45 MATT RITCHIE), DWIGHT GAYLE.
HUDDERSFIELD; DANNY WARD, TOMMY SMITH, MARK HUDSON (capt), CHRISTOPHER SCHINDLER, CHRIS LOWE, JONATHAN HOGG, AARON MOOY, RAJIV VAN LA PARRA (SUB- 72 SEAN SCANNELL), ELIAS KACHUNGA, JOE LOLLEY (SUB- 81 JACK PAYNE), NAKHI WELLS (SUB- 62 KASEY PALMER)  
 
Newcastle UNDER 18’sgot their league season under at home to EVERTON at Little Benton They won 1(0) : 0(0).Goal Scorer; THOMAS ALLAN (80 mins); assist- McNall. 
NUFC; NATHAN HARKER, BEN KITCHEN, GIDEON ADU-PEPRAH, MATTY LONGSTAFF, OWEN BAILEY, LEWIS GIBSON, CALLUM SMITH (SUB-73 THOMAS ALLAN), DAN LOWTHER, LEWIS McNALL, MACKENZIE HEANEY (SUB-87 CRAIG SPOONER), OWEN GALLAGHER
EVERTON; CHRIS RAMSHAW,CON OUZOUNIDIS, CALLUM LEES, RYAN HARRINGTON, LIAM MORRIS, STEPHEN DUKE-McKENNA, THOMAS SCULLY (SUB- 60 FRASER HORNBY), ALEX DENNY,GEORGE WITH (SUB- 60 MANASSE MAMPALA), SHAYNE LAVERY, DANNY BRAMALL
 
Following his successful trial, Newcastle signed youngster Elias Fritjof Sorensen
 
Elsewhere, Andros Townsend made his premier league debut for Crystal Palace in their 1;0defeat to West Brom. Cabaye also played & Fletcher feature for West Brom.
 
In League One, Port Vale defeated Southend 2;0. Remie Streete scored  their second goal in the 75th minute, with the side also including Jak Alnwick & JJ. Hooper.
 
In League Two, Doncaster Rovers drew1;1 with Crawley Town. Their goal scorer was James Coppinger who found the net in the 49th minute.
 
The local Northern League had a full programme of games, with a high point being Newcastle Benfield’s 3;2 win over Morpeth Town. Jake Trodd scored his first goal for them in the 13th. minute; while Paul Brayson also fired home a penalty in the 68th  minute. Their side also included Riley, while the Morpeth team included Grieve.
 
Seaham Red Star beat Washington 3;0. Lee Kerr set up their second in the 70th. minute.
 
AUG.15TH
 
Newcastle UNDER 23’s (Reserves) kicked off their league campaign away to NORWICH CITY at Colney Training Centre. They won 3(1) :0(0).The goals came from HARIS VUCKIC (2;- 31 & 70 mins) & GAEL BIGIRIMANA (56 mins (pen). Newcastle’s penalty came about when the keeper brought down Longstaff
. Attendance; Approx 100. Referee; Stephen Ross (Lincolnshire).
NUFC; FREDDIE WOODMAN, MICHAEL NEWBERRY (SUB-90 CALLUM WILLIAMS), KYLE CAMERON, STUART FINDLAY, LIAM GIBSON, DAN BARLASER (SUB- 83 JACK HUNTER), GAEL BIGIRIMANA, ALEX GILLIEAD, SEAN LONGSTAFF, HARIS VUCKIC, TOM HEARDMAN (SUB- 63 LUKE CHARMAN).
NORWICH; BEN KILLIP, LOUIS RAMSAY, MICHEE EFETE, RAY GRANT, MICHAEL TURNER, BEN GODFREY, JAMAL LEWIS (SUB- 67 GLENN MIDDLETON), LOUIS THOMPSON, BENNY ASHLEY-SEAL, TONY ANDREU, TODD CANTWELL (SUB- 80 DIALLANG JAIYESIMI)
 
AUG.16TH
 
Gateshead hammered York City 6;1 in the National League. Paddy McLaughlin assisted one of their goals in the 17th. minute.
 
Newton Ayclifffe defeated South Shields 2;1 in the Northern League. Dennis Knight opened the scoring in the 6th. minute
 
AUG.17TH
 
Newcastle played READING, at home at SJP, in the Championship. They won 4(1) : 1(1). The goal scorers in this much improved performance were; ISAAC HAYDEN (20 mins), MATT RITCHIE (50 mins -Pen), DWIGHT GAYLE(2 GOALS-  69 & 89 mins), NUFC. GARATH McCLEARY (45 mins –Pen).
Dwight Gayle also had a goal ruled out for handball after only 3 minutes into the game; while Roy Beerens of Huddersfield hit the bar with a shot late in the first half. There was a debut for CIARAN CLARK. Attendance; 48 209; Referee: Andrew Madley (West Midlands)
NUFC; MATZ SELS, VURNON ANITA, CHANCEL MBEMBA, CIARAN CLARK, PAUL DUMMETT (capt), ISAAC HAYDEN, JONJO SHELVEY, MATT RITCHIE (SUB-90 ROLANDO AARONS), AYOZE PEREZ (SUB- 75 JAMAAL LASCELLES), YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 83 JACK COLBACK), DWIGHT GAYLE.
READING; ALI AL-HABSI, CHRIS GUNTER, PAUL McSHANE (capt), JOEY VAN DER BERG, JORDAN OBITA, GEORGE EVANS (SUB- 83 JOSEPH MENDES), DANNY WILLIAMS, GARATH McCLEARY, JOHN SWIFT,ROY BEERENS (SUB- 79 YAKOU MEITE), YANN KERMORGANT   
 
AUG.20TH
 
Newcastle appointed Steve Harper as their under academy goalkeeper coach.
 
Newcastle travelled to play BRISTOL CITY away at Ashton Gate in the Championship. It resulted in a welcome 1(1) :0(0) win. The goal scorer was MARCUS GAYLE in the 19th minute. Attendance: 22512;  Referee: Tony Harrington (Teesside).
NUFC; MATZ SELS,VURNON ANITA, CHANCEL MBEMBA, JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt), CIARAN CLARK, ISAAC HAYDEN (SUB- 86 JONJO SHELVEY), JACK COLBACK, MATT RITCHIE, MOHAMED DIAME (SUB- 63 AYOZE PEREZ), YOAN GOUFFRAN, DWIGHT GAYLE (SUB- 89 ROLANDO AARONS)
BRISTOL CITY: RICHARD O'DONNELL, ADAM MATTHEWS (SUB-21 MARK LITTLE), ADEN FLINT, HORDUR MAGNUSSON, SCOTT GOLBOURNE (SUB- 64 CALLUM O'DOWDA); BOBBY REID, GARY O'NEIL (capt); JONATHAN KODJIA, LEE TOMLIN, LUKE FREEMAN, TAMMY ABRAHAM (SUB- 72 AARON WILBRAHAM) 

Newcastle UNDER’18s travelled toplay WEST BROM. away their training ground in Walsall. The result was a 1(0): 1(0) draw. The goal scorers were;ALEX BRADLEY (50 mins),West Brom. LEWIS McNALL (60 mins), NUFC
NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, BEN KITCHEN, OWEB BAILEY, LEWIS GIBSON, GIDEON ADU-PEPRAH, MATTHEW LONGSTAFF, DANIEL LOWTHER, CALLUM SMITH, MACKENZIE HEANEY, OWEN GALLAGHER, LEWIS McNALL (No Subs Used)
WEST BROM: BRADLEY HOUSE, DAN MEREDITH, JORDAN PIGGOTT, PANAGIOTIS ARTYMATAS (SUB- 55 RAVHAAN TULLOCH), MAX MELBOURNE, SAM WILDING, SAMERON DOOL, ALEX BRADLEY (SUB-87 CAMERON WALKER), TAYLOR MORRISON, KIERAN HOLSGROVE, MARCUS FORSS
 
Elsewhere, Stenhousemuir lost their third game in a row; 4;1 at Livingston. Colin McMenamin scored with their consolation goal from the penalty spot in the 90th. minute.
 
Blyth Spartans thumped Halesowen 5;0. Matty Pattison scored their first from a free kick in the 24th. minute; in the Evo Stik League.
 
In the FA Cup Preliminary Rd; Newcastle Benfield defeated Padiham 2;1. Paul Brayson scored their winner after 60 mins.
 
Bishop Auckland defeated Nelson 4;1 in their FA Cup match. Michael Hoganson assisted their first in the 35th minute & also scored one goal later in the half
  
Easington Colliery, defeated Darlington RA, 6;3 in Northern League Division II. Joe Kerridge scored 2 of the goals
 
West Allotment signed Adam Laider from Ashington.
 
AUG.21st
 
Marseille lost 1;2  to Guingamp in the French Ligue. Second half sub Florian Thauvin scored for Marseille.
 
Sunderland lost the wear tees derby 2;1 to Middlesbrough. Sunderland’s goal scorer was left back Patrick Van Aanholt; who netted in the 71st minute
 
AUG.22ND
 
Newcastle UNDER 23’s travelled to play WEST HAM UNITED away at Chigwell Construction Stadium, Dagenham in Division II of the Premier Development League. They lost 1(0) : 3(2). The Goal Scorers were; ANTONIO MATINEZ (2 GOALS- 28 (Pen)& 69 mins), MARCUS BROWNE (36 MINS), West Ham. TOM HEARDMAN (82 mins), NUFC.
Referee; Neil Hair (Peterborough), attendance not known.
NUFC; FREDDIE WOODMAN, LUBO SATKA, STUART FINDLAY, KYLE CAMERON, LIAM GIBSON, GAEL BIGIRIMANA (SUB- 64 DANIEL BARLASER), JACK HUNTER, ALEX GILLIEAD, SEAN LONGSTAFF, HARIS VUCKIC (SUB- 64 TOM HEARDMAN), ADAM ARMSTRONG
WEST HAM; NATHAN TROTT, ALEX PIKEVASHON NEUFVILLE (SUB- 45 ALFIE LEWIS), NOHA SYLVESTRE, OLATUNJI AKINOLA, DECLAN RICE, GRADY DIANGANA (SUB- 76 JAANAI GORDON), MOSES MAKASI, ANTONIO MARTINEZ (SUB- 76 JAHMAL HECTOR-INGRAM), MARCUS BROWNE, MARTIN SAMUELSEN  
 
Seim De Jong went out on loan to PSV Eindhoven.
 
AUG.23RD
 
Newcastle entertained CHELTENHAM TOWN, in the 2nd Rd of the English League Cup 2nd Rd; at home at AJP. They won 2(1) : 0(0). Despite a head injury; Ayoze Perez scored both goals after 45+2 mins & 47th  minutes.
There were competitive debuts for Jesus Gamez & Jamie Sterry. Aarons, Mitrovic & Gayle all went off injured. Attendance; 21 972, Referee; Stephen Martin (Staffordshire).
NUFC; KARL DARLOW, JAMIE STERRY, JAMAAL LASCELLES, GRANT HANLEY, JESUS GAMEZ, JONJO SHELVEY, JACK COLBACK, ROLANDO AARONS (SUB- 24 YOAN GOUFFRAN), MOHAMED DIAME,AYOZE PEREZ, ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC (SUB- 38 DWIGHT GAYLE, SUB- 59 VURNON ANITA).
CHELTENHAM; RUSSELL GRIFFITHS, ASA HALL, EASAH SULIMAN (SUB-68 JONNY SMITH), DANNY PARSLOW (capt), DANIEL O’SHAUGHNESSY, JORDAN CRANSTON, JAMES DAYTON (SUB- 68 KOBY ARTHUR),HARRY PELL, JAMES ROWE, BILLY WATERS, DANNY WRIGHT (SUB- 77 AMARI MORGAN-SMITH).  
 
Kevin Mbabu went out on loan to BSC Young Boys
 
Elsewhere in the League Cup, Brighton defeated Oxford 4;2. Kazenga Lua Lua scored in the 76th minute.
 
Carlisle United v Derby County ended in a 1;1 draw after extra time. A marathon penalty shoot out then followed & they lost out 13;14. Macaulay Gillesphey converted his penalty in the shoot out.
 
AUG.24TH
 
Newcastle signed DeAndreYedlin from Spurs for an undisclosed fee reported to be about £5 million.
 
Daryl Janmaat was transferred to Watford for an undisclosed fee reported to be about £7.5 million. 
 
Henri Saivet also went out on loan to St Etienne.
 
Gabriel Obertan signed as a free agent for Anji Makhachkala.
 
AUG.25TH
 
South Shields signed Carl Finnigan.
 
AUG.26th
 
Tim Krul went out on loan to Ajax.
 
Gael Bigirimana went to Coventry City on a free transfer.
 
Rangers drew 1;1 with Lee Clark’s Kilmarnock. The Rangers goal was scored by James Tavernier 59TH. minute.
 
Marseille defeated Lorient 2;0 in the French Ligue 1. Remy Cabella scored their opener in the 19th minute & assisted the second goal in the 70th minute. Florian Thauvin featured , before coming off with 6 minutes to go. 
 
AUG.27th
 
Newcastle overcame visitors BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION at SJP in the Championship. They won 2(1) : 0(0). The goal scorers were JAMAAL LASCELLES (15 mins) & JONJO SHELVEY (63 mins), from a stunning free kick. A powerful drive from Gouffran also hit the bar in the 22nd minute. Brighton’s Knockaert also clipped the bar in the 52nd minute. DEANDRE YEDLIN made his competitive debut as a sub. Kazenga Lua Lua came on as a sub for Chris Hughton & Colin Calderwood’s Brighton. Attendance:49 196 & referee: Keith Stroud from Hampshire.
NUFC; MATZ SELS, VURNON ANITA (SUB- 72 JESUS GAMEZ), CHANCEL MBEMBA, JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt), PAUL DUMMETT,ISAAC HAYDEN, JONJO SHELVEY, MATT RITCHIE, MOHAMED DIAME (SUB- 81 JACK COLBACK), YOAN GOUFFRAM (SUB- 88 DEANDRE YEDLIN), AYOZE PEREZ
BRIGHTON: DAVID STOCKDALE, BRUNO SALTOR GRAU (capt), SHANE DUFFY, LEWIS DUNK, GAETAN BONG, ANTHONY KNOCKAERT, BERAM KAYAL, STEVE SIDWELL (SUB- 68 OLIVER NORWOOD), JIRI SKALAK (SUB-68 KAZENGA LUA LUA), GLENN MURRAY (SUB-68 TOMER HEMED), SAM BALDOCK (Sent Off- 55)
 
Newcastle UNDER 18’s entertained BLACKBURN ROVERS at home at Little Benton; in the Premier Academy League. They won 2(1) :0(0);thanls to 2 Goals by MACKENZIE HEANEY; scoring in the 22nd & 57th minutes. Callum Smith hit the post in the 5th. minute.
NUFC: PAUL WOOLSTON, CRAIG SPOONER, OWEN BAILEY (capt), GIDEON ADU-PEPRAH, BEN KITCHEN, MATTY LONGSTAFF, DAN LOWTHER, CALLUM SMITH (SUB- 85 KELLAND WATTS), MACKENZIE HEANEY (SUB- 85 THOMAS ALLAN), OWEN GALLAGHER (SUB- 76 ADAM WILSON); LEWIS McNALL
BLACKBURN; MATTHEW CAMPBELL, ANDREW JACKSON, MATTHEW MAKINSON, FRANK JONES, BEN WILLIAMS, STEFAN MOLS (capt), CALLUM WRIGHT (SUB- 68 BEN PATON), TRE PEMBERTON, MASON FAWNS (SUB- 73 JACK EVANS), ALEX CURRAN, DANIEL BUTTERWORTH.
 
Watford lost 3;1 to Arsenal in the Premier League. Daryl Janmaat came on as a sub in the 52nd minute to make his debut.
 
Liverpool drew 1;1 with Spurs, thanks to a James Milner 43rd. minute penalty. Wijnaldum also featured.
 
Crystal Palace also drew 1;1 with AFC Bournemouth. Yohan Cabaye had a penalty saved in the 16th minute. Townsend also played; while Gosling was a 59th minute sub for Bournemouth.
 
There was also penalty drama for Stoke who lost 1;0 to Everton. The only goal of the game came about when a 51st minute penalty hit the post & rebounded back onto the outstretched head of Shay Given and into the net for an own goal.
 
In League One the game between Swindon Town & Bristol Rovers has to be abandoned on the hour due extremely heavy rain. The game was goalless at that point & Bristol had Dan Leadbitter at right back.
 
In League Two, Doncaster Rovers defeated Yeovil Town 4;1.Their second goal was scored James Coppinger in the 54th minute
 
Notts. County beat Crawley Town 3;1 with Adam Campbell scoring in the 61st minute.
 
In Scottish League One, Stenhousemuir gained a welcome 2;2 draw with Aidrie. Colin McMenamin scored their opener in the 15th minute.
 
Blyth Spartans continued their bright start to the season in the Evo Stik Premier League; defeating Grantham 2;1.Michael Richardson scored their first goal in the 25th. minute with a great shot from outside the box. Pattison also played at outside right.
 
In the Northern League, Newcastle Benfield drew 2;2 with Bishop Auckland. Paul Brayson scored both goals in quick succession in the 26th & 27h minutes. Riley also featured, while Bishop’s had Pocklington in goal & Hoganson at left back. 
 
South Shields hammered Chester Le Street 6;0. New signing Carl Finnigan scored on his debut in the first half, having come on as a sub. Carmichael & Storey also played.
 
Finally in the Northern League, outside left Adam Laidler scored his first goal for his new club West Allotment Celtic. However his 95th. minute goal could not prevent their 2;1 defeat to Penrith.
 
The cricket season is coming closer to the end & Whiteleas defeated Ushaw Moor by 142 runs in the Readers Durham Cricket League Division Two. Owen Peterson hit a respectable 56 runs.
 
AUG.28TH
 
Newcastle announced they had completed the double signings of
1-     Daryl Murphy from Ipswich Town for a fee reported to be about £3 Million.
2-      Achraf Lazaar from Palmero for a fee also reported to be about £3 Million 
 
Over in France Henri Saivet made his debut for St Etienne; coming off with 8 minutes to go. His new side St. Eienne played out a 0;0 draw with Toulouse.
 
AUG.29TH

Newcastle UNDER 23’s travelled to play ASTON VILLA away at Villa Park in the Development League. They Lost 0(0) : 4(3). Goalscorers: JOHAN ABDOUL (23 mins), LIBOR KOZAK (3 GOALS- 26, 45 & 77 mins). Attendance; 627. Referee: Anthony Serrano (Hemel Hemstead).
NUFC; NATHAN HARKER, STEFAN BROCCOLI, CURTIS GOOD, STUART FINDLAY, KYLE CAMERON, DANIEL BARLASER, JACK HUNTER (SUB- 67 JAMIE HOLMES), CALLUM ROBERTS (SUB- 45 LUKE CHARMAN), SEAN LONGSTAFF, HARIS VUCKIC, SAMMY AMEOBI, (SUB- 79 DAN WARD)
ASTON VILLA: JED STEER, TOM LEGGETT, JOONAS SUNDMAN, RORY HALE, JOHAN ABDOUL (Sent Off- 67), MITCHELL CLARK, JOE LINLEY (SUB- 52 JAKE MAYES), KHALID ABDO (capt), LIBOR KOZAK, CALLUM O'HARE (SUB- 68 CALLUM ROWE), JORDAN COX.

Blyth Spartans defeated Workington 2;0 in the Evo Stik League. Matty Pattison scored in the second half. 

AUG.30th

There were more movements out of Newcastle; Adam Armstrong went out on loan to Barnsley.

Following him out on loan was Tom Heardman who went out on loan to Hartlepool United.

Newcastle also signed young goalkeeper Otto Huutanen following his recent trial. 

Elsewhere, Loic Remy joined Crystal Palace on loan. 

Leon Best signed for Ipswich Town following a successful trial.

Medhi Abeid signed for French side Dijon.

Carlisle United defeated Oldham Athletic 5;4 in the newly named EFL Cup; in Northern area Group D; despite Macaulay Gillesphey getting sent off after 82nd mins
 
AUG.31ST
 
The headline on transfer deadline day was the sale of Moussa Sissoko to Tottenham Hotspur for fee reported to be £30 million.
 
Incoming; was Christian Atsu on loan from Chelsea.
 
Outgoing on loan was Emmanuelle Riviere to Real Osasuna.
 
Haris Vuckic went out on loan to Bradford City.
 
Sammy Ameobi also went out on loan, he went off to Bolton Wanderers.
 
Jamie Sterry was another fringe player to go out on loan; he went off to Coventry
 
Alex Gilliead headed on loan to Luton Town.

Finally, Kyle Cameron went out on loan to Newport County.

Eire defeated Oman 4;0in a friendly with Cieran Clark at right half

Morocco drew 0;0with Albania in  friendly. New signing Achraf Lazaar was a 81st minute sub for Morocco.

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BULLETIN 64-  SEPTEMBER 2016 REVIEW
 
The league programme resumed after the international break with a great win away at Derby County. This was followed by a 6;0 thrashing of QPR. This was followed by mixed fortunes for the remainder of the month, but still retaining a place in the top three for promotion.  Boxing also made a successful return to St James, for the first timers in decades. This month sees the addition of most of the remaining transfers / additions to the first team squad getting added as Toon Tracker Player Profiles: Ciaran Clark, Mohamed Diame, DeAndre Yedlin & Christian Atsu. There is also a belated obituary for ex reserve Fred Middleton who died on April 8th.
 
FREDERICK THOMAS (FRED) MIDDLETON -  OBITUARY
 
DIED; APR.8TH.2016. TEESIDE AREA?, (AGED 85)
DOB: AUG.2nd.1930,  WEST HARTLEPOOL, Co. DURHAM.
POSITION: HALF BACK
CAREER
HARTLEPOOL DAY SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM (Up To 1948)
NUFC (JUNIOR, Then RESERVE, (AMATEUR- From APR.1948, Then PRO- AUG.1953 To MAY 1954);
ELGIN CITY (GUEST NATIONAL SERVICE APP- 1953)
LINCOLN CITY (TRANSFER FEE- £1000 Approx: MAY 1954 To SUMMER 1963, 316 Apps (300 League); 16 League Goals). WORKSOP TOWN,
SKEGNESS TOWN, GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY, BOSTON.
SEATON HOLY TRINITY (HARTLEPOOL AREA SUNDAY LEAGUE- 1967-70)
(also - RUSTON BUCYRUS CRICKET CLUB 1960’s)
HONOURS
DURHAM COUNTY FA SCHOOLS UNDER 18’S APPEARANCES (1940’S)
LINCOLN CITY 5TH HIGHEST APPEARANCES CLUB RECORD.  
 
On leaving school, Fred who had represented his county, began an apprenticeship as a plumber, before being signed as an amateur junior by Newcastle in April 1948. He progressed from the clubs youth set up into the reserves and was given a professional contract in August 1953. He remained a regular out of the first team, but never gained a senior appearance, with the 50’s squad at Newcastle being so strong at such a successful time. Despite a guest appearance for Elgin City while doing his National Service on a posting; in May 1954 he was transferred to Lincoln City for a fee of about £1000. Soon after signing for Lincoln, he scored a hat trick in the reserve 5;2 victory over Kings Lynn. On September 11th. 1954 he made his senior debut v Ipswich Town going on to make exactly 300 league appearances, and 16 cup appearances; despite injury set backs. He captained side in 1958 & assisted in their relegation escape of the 57-58 season; although they did suffer that fate during his time there. Fred’s successful time at Lincoln City finally came to an end in the summer of 1963. Fred now continued to his career in non league football, playing for Worksop, Skegness, Gainsborough Trinity & Boston before retiring. After his playing career ended he carried on playing cricket and Sunday football locally, and worked in both the steel and plastics industry. On April 8th 2016 Feed passed away aged 85.
 
SEP.1ST.
 
England Under 20’s drew 1;1 with Brazil in a behind closed friendly. Adam Armstrong featured at outside left, coming off in the 75th minute.
 
SEP.2ND
 
The USA defeated St. Vincent 6;0 in World Cup Qualifier. New signing DeAndre Yedlin featured at right back.
 
South Northumberland Cricket Club held a 20/20 Charity Cricket Match in aid of the ‘Catch22 Scheme’. The match was between their Under 17’s & a ‘Oddballs XI’; whose line up included Steve Harper & Alan Thompson, as well as Steve & Ben Harmison. Rob Elliot tossed the coin at the start of the match. The score & details from the mach are not known.
 
Newcastle Benfield obtained the services of Mechack Kanda.
 
SEP.3rd
 
In League One, Jamie Sterry made his Coventry debut in their 2;0 defeat to Fleetwood Town.
 
Bolton Wanderers drew 1;1 with Southend United. Sammy Ameobi got his debit as a 78th. minute sub. 
 
Ivan Toney scored his first goal for Shrewsbury Town with a 50th minute penalty. Shrewsbury defeated Oldham 3;2.
 
Marcus Maddison also scored with a penalty kick in 63rd minute, in Peterborough’s 2 ; 2 draw with Swindon.
 
In the FA Cup 1st. Qualifying Rd; Blyth Spartans beat Frickley Athletic 3;1. The final goal scored by a Maguire in the 89th minute was assisted by Michael Richardson. The side also included Matty Pattison 
 
South Shields showed why they are favourites to win the Northern League, defeating Whitey Bay 4;2. Carl Finnigan scored their fourth late in the game. The side also included Carmichael, Baxter & Storey.
 
At Northern Alliance level, North Shields Athletic defeated AFC Newbiggin 3;2, thanks to 2 goals from new signing Ryan McGorrigan
 
Finally, in the Northumberland Minor Cup, Red Row Welfare thrashed Killingworth YPC Cobras 16.0. Recent signing Phil Airey scored 5 in the game, bringing his tally to 9 in 3 games.
 
SEP.4th
 
England Under 20’s lost their second friendly against Brazil 2;1. Freddie Woodman played in goal & Adam Armstrong featured at centre forward for the first hour. He had a penalty saved in the 16th minute.
 
Scotland defeated Malta 5;1 in their Word Cup Group F Qualifier. Grant Hanley played at left back & Matt Ritchie at centre forward; coming off with 4 minutes to go. Darren Fletcher as played at left half.
 
Northern Ireland drew 0;0 with the Czech Republic in their Group C Qualifier. Shane Ferguson featured at outside right & was subbed after 66 minutes.
 
Democratic Republic of Congo defeated the Central African Republic 4;1 in their African Cup of Nations Group B Qualifier. Chancel Mbemba played.
 
SEP.5th
 
The Republic of Ireland played out a 2;2 draw with Serbia in a Group D World Cup Qualifier. 76th minute sub Daryl Murphy scored the equaliser for Ireland in the 80th minute. Ciaran Clark came on as a 92nd. minute sub. Serbia had Aleksandar Mitrovic at centre forward until the 59th minute.
 
SEP.6TH
 
Jonas Guiterrez
signed for Argentina side Defencia y Justica
 
Ghana lost 1;0to Russia in a friendly with Christian Atsu in the side.
 
Holland drew 1;1 with Sweden in a World Cup Group A Qualifier. Daryl Janmaat featured at right back & Georginio Wijnaldum at left half.
 
France were also held to a draw, 0;0 with Belarus in their Group A match. Moussa  Sissoko featured at left half, coming off in the 69th minute
 
In Group B the Faroe Islands gained a very credible 0;0 draw with Hungary. Joan Edmundsson played the full game. Tomas Kadar featured at right half for Hungary.
 
Finally,in Group I, Finland drew 1;1 with Kosovo. Jukka Raitala played at right back.
 
Tom Heardman got his first run out for Hartlepool in their reserve side. They beat York City 2:1 &he scored one of the goals.
 
Haris Vuckic also featured for Bradford City reserves in their 5;0 defeat to Burton Albion
 
South Shields defeated Washington 3;1 in the Northern League; to go top of the league. Carl Finnigan scored 2 of the goals. Carmichael Played in goal.
 
SEP.7TH
 
Jose Enrigue
signed for Real Zaragoza.
 
In the Northern League, Morpeth Town beat Chester-le-Street 4;0. Ben Sayer assisted one of their first half goals.
 
SEP.10TH
 
Newcastle travelled to play Nigel Pearson’s DERBY COUNTY away at Pride Park Stadium in the Championship.They won 2(1) : 0(0). The goal scorers in this very professional performance were; YOAN GOUFFRAN (20mins) & DEANDRE YEDLIN (90+ 1min). The result moved Newcastle up to second place in the table
. The Attendance was 30,405. Referee: Darren Bond (Lancashire)
NUFC: MATZ SELS, VURNON ANITA, CHANCEL MBEMBA, JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, JONJO SHELVEY, JACK COLBACK, MATT RITCHIE, MOHAMED DIAME (SUB- 87 ISAAC HAYDEN), YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 72 DEANDRE YEDLIN), DWIGHT GAYLE (SUB- 76 AYOZE PEREZ).
DERBY CO: SCOTT  CARSON, CYRUS CHRISTIE, RICHARD KEOGH (capt), JASON SHACKELL (SUB- 88 DARREN BENT), MARCUS OLSSON, JOHNNY RUSSELL, CRAIG BRYSON, WILL HUGHES, IKECHI ANYA (SUB- 78 TOM INCE); MATEJ VYDRA, JAMES WILSON (SUB- 65 NICK BLACKMAN)
   
The UNDER 18’s travelled the short distance to the Academy of Light to play SUNDERLAND in the under 18’s League. They won 1;0. OWEN GALLAGHER scored the only goal of the game in the 55th. minute.
NUFC: PAUL WOOLSTON, GIDEON ADU-PEPRAH, OWEN BAILEY, LEWIS GIBSON, BEN KITCHEN, MATTY LONGSTAFF, DAN LOWTHER (SUB- 55 MACE GOODBRIDGE), OWEN GALLAGHER (SUB-70 CRAIG SPOONER), MACKENZIE HEANEY, CALLUM SMITH, LEWIS McNALL (SUB- 75 THOMAS ALLAN).
SUNDERLAND: OLIVER PAIN, TOM HOWARD, FERGUS McAUGHTRIE, JACOB YOUNG, JORDAN HICKEY, ADAM BALE, JACK DIAMOND (SUB –72 MICHAEL FOWLER), CHRIS ALLAN, MBUNGA KIMPIOKA (SUB- 68 SONNY BEST), JAKE HACKETT, LEE CONNELLY.
 
Adam Armstrong signalled his goal scoring instinct was as sharp as ever. He scored a fine goal for Barnsley, in the 79th minute; using some fine footwork to outwit the defender and then calmly fire his game winning shot home. They defeated Preston North End 2;1.
 
In League One, Shrewsbury lost 2;1 at Bury, with Ivan Toney scoring their goal in the 76th. minute.
 
In League Two, Doncaster Rovers hit Morecambe with a thumping 5;1 victory. James Coppinger scored their fifth in the 80th. minute.
 
Alex Gilliead was an 85th minute sub for Luton Town; making is debut in a 2;1 defeat to Grimsby Town.
 
Gateshead continued their good start to the season in the National League, with a good 4;1 win away to Braintree. Paddy McLaughlin scored in the 70th minute.
 
Blyth Spartans are also in fine form in the Evo Stik Premier, demolishing Sutton United 5;0. Matty Pattison assisted one of the goals in the 63 minute. Richardson was a second half sub.
 
Locally, many non league sides were action in 1st Qualifying Rd of the FA Vase. Newcastle Benfield hit Alnwick Town with an 8;1 thrashing. Paul Brayson  got 2 & new signing Meesha Kanda also scored.
 
Easington Colliery also got through their FA Vase tie; beating Thackley 4;1. Joe Kerridge hit their forth in the 88th minute.
 
Bishop Auckland eased past Bedlington Terriers with a 3;0, in their FA Vase tie. The result was final straw for Bedlington manager Andy Ferrell who resigned.
 
South Shields continue dominate at the top of the Northern League, defeating Ryhope CW 6;1. Craig Baxter scored early in the second half Louis Storey also featured.
 
Newton Aycliffe claimed the points at Dunston UTS; winning 2;1. Denis Knight score their opener in the 3rd minute. Alex Kitchen was also in the side & Dale Burrell featured for Dunston.
 
Finally, North Shields Athletic lost 3;3 to Newcastle University in the Northern Alliance Premier Division. Ryan McGorrigan scored in the 75th minute.
 
The cricket season ended for Whiteleas who finished defeating Ryhope by 2 wickets; 160 for 8 to 156 for 9. Owen Peterson hit 18 runs. The result saw them gain 2nd place as runners up in the Readers Durham Cricket League Division Two.
 
SEP.12th
 
After arriving on Barrack Road, adjacent to the ground on September 8th.The Alan Shearer Statue was officially unveiled by Alan at lunchtime, with Sir John Hall & Freddie Shepherd. It was sculpted by Tom Maley and shipped in from China last year, & is situated on the site of a former public toilet. Cast in bronze and standing nine foot tall, "Local Hero" has been nine years in the making, with former club Chairman Freddy Shepherd provided the necessary funding. Also in attendance were Kevin Keegan, Terry McDermott, Rob Lee  & Steve Harper..
 
Newcastle UNDER23’s played Glynn Hodges STOKE CITY, at home at Whitley Park in the Development League. The game resulted in a 1(0) ; 1(1) draw. The goal scorers were (JULIEN NGOY 16 mins), Stoke. CALLUM ROBERTS (84 mins), NUFC. Charman hit the post in the 51st. minute. Attendance; 256, Referee; Ryan Johnson (Manchester).
NUFC; FREDDIE WOODMAN,CALLUM WILLIAMS, LUBO SATKA, CURTIS GOOD, MASSADIO HAIDARA (SUB- 45 CALLUM ROBERTS), DAN BARLASER, JACK HUNTER (SUB- 69 MICHAEL NEWBERRY), JAMIE HOLMES, SEAN LONGSTAFF, LIAM GIBSON, LUKE CHARMAN
STOKE; HARRY ISTED, LEWIS BANKS, TOM EDWARDS (SUB- 42 MARK WADDINGTON), EDDY LECYGNE, LIAM EDWARDS, RYAN SWEENEY-(Sent Off 66 mins), THIBAUD VERLINDEN (SUB- 83 HAKIM ABDALLAH), SERGIO MOLINA, JULIEN NGOY (SUB- 72 DOMINIC TELFORD), OLLIE SHENTON, JOEL TAYLOR   
 
Liam Smith went back out on loan to Crewe but picked up another injury & returned 2 days later.
 
SEP.13th
 
Newcastle travelled to Loftus Road to play QPR away in the Championship. They hammered them 6(2) ; 0(0). The result put them within a point of first place. The goals were scored by; JONJO SHELVEY (2 GOALS- 12 & 48 mins), AYOZE PEREZ (30 mins), CIARAN CLARK (56 mins), ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC (62 mins), GRANT HANLEY (79 mins). Christian Atsu made his debut as a sub. assisting Hanley’s goal hitting the bar. James Perch featured for QPR. Attendance; 17404, Referee; Andy Davies (Hampshire)    
NUFC; MATZ SELS, VURNON ANITA, JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt), CIARAN CLARK, PAUL DUMMETT (SUB- 65 GRANT HANLEY), ISAAC HAYDEN, JONJO SHELVEY, MATT RITCHIE, AYOZE PEREZ, YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 61 CHRISTIAN ATSU), ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC (SUB- 74 DEANDRE YEDLIN)  
QPR; ALEX SMITHIES, NEDUM ONUOHA (capt), GRANT HALL, JAMES PERCH, STEVEN CAULKER (SUB- 89 JOAL LYNCH), JAKE BIDWELL (SUB-18 PAWEL WSZOLEK), KARL HENRY, JORDAN COUSINS,YENI NGBAKOTO (SUB- 56 IDRISSA SYLLA), TJARONN CHERY, CONOR WASHINGTON 
 
Blyth Spartans maintained pole position in the Evo Stik Premier; battling to 1;0 winm over Sean Hessey’s Marine. Matty Pattison scored the only goal of the game with a second half penalty
 
SEP.14th
 
Freddie Woodman
went out on loan to Darlington and immediately made his debut for the side in their Vanamara National League North 2;1 win over Bradford Park Avenue.
 
SEP.15th
 
Marcus Gayle
was given the Championship goal of the month award for August for his goal v Reading on August 17th .
 
Matty Ritchie claimed Newcastle player of the month award. 
 
There was also an award for Rafa Benitez who got the League Managers Association; Team Performance of the week following his sides thrashing of QPR. 
 
SEP.17th
 
Newcastle faultered in their push for promotion, when they entertained WOLVES at home at SJP. They lost 0(0) : 2(1). The goals came from an CHANCEL MBEMBA- (OG in the 29th minute from Bodvarsson cross) & HELDER COSTA in the 62nd. minute; ending their six match unbeaten run. The attendance was 52117, Referee: Tim Robinson (West Sussex) 
NUFC: MATZ SELS, VURNON ANITA (sent Off- 87 mins), CHANCEL MBEMBA, JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, ISAAC HAYDEN (SUB- 63 ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC), JONJO SHELVEY, MATT RITCHIE (SUB- 63 CHRISTIAN ATSU), MOHAMED DIAME, AYOZE PEREZ, DWIGHT GAYLE.
WOLVES: CARL IKEME, MATT DOHERTY, DOMINIC IORFA, DANNY BATTH (capt), CAMERON BORTHWICK-JACKSON. PRINCE ONIANGUE, DAVE EDWARDS, ROMAIN SAISS, HELDER COSTA (SUB- 74 JOE MASON), JON DADI BODVARSSON (SUB- 88 CONOR COADY), JOAO TEIXEIRA (SUB- 71 IVAN CAVALEIRO)
 
Newcastle UNDER 18’s also played WOLVES at home in the Academy League at Little Benton. They won 4 (1) : 1 (1). The Goal Scorers were: MACKENZIE HEANEY (1st Half), CALLUM SMITH (2nd Half), LEWIS McNALL (2nd Half) & DAN LOWTHER (2nd Half). JORDAN ALLAN scored the goal for Wolves early in the first half. McNall missed a pen in the 1st Half
NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, BEN KITCHEN, GIDEON ADU-PEPRAH (SUB- 66 CRAIG SPOONER), MATTY LONGSTAFF, OWEN BAILEY, LEWIS GIBSON, OWEN GALLAGHER (SUB- 84 MACE GOODRIDGE), DAN LOWTHER, LEWIS McNALL, MACKENZIE HEANEY, CALLUM SMITH.
WOLVES: Included; JORDAN ALLAN
 
Elsewhere in the Championship, Barnsley lost 2;1 to Reading, with Adam Armstrong getting their late goal in the 81st. minute.
 
In League One, Port Vale beat Gillingham 2;1. Remie Streete scored Vale’s first goal in the 76th minute. 
 
Doncaster continued their push for promotion from League Two with 2;0 victory over Newport County. James Coppinger got another goal; scoring in the 17th. minute
 
Morpeth Town pulled off a great win; 4;2 at Blyth Spartans in the 2nd Qualifying Round of the FA Cup. Their winning side included Ben Sayer & Stephen Forster. Blyth’s line up included; Matty Pattison, Michael Richardson & sub Alex Nicholson
 
Bishop Auckland also progressed in the FA Cup, beating Trafford 1;0. They fielded Michael Hoganson at left back & Alex Francis came on as a sub. 
 
Consett need a replay, following there 1;1 draw away at Curzon Ashton. They had Ryan McKinnon back in the side.
 
Duinston UTS were knocked out at home; losing 2;0 to Chorley. Dale Burrell played at right half.
 
At Northern League Division One level, Newton Aycliffe lost an entertaining game with Penrith 4:3. This was despite 2 first half goals from Dennis Knight & a debut from new signing Michael Riley, who had made the switch from Newcastle Benfield on September 16th
 
South Shields & Newcastle Benfield drew 1;1. Shields scored first in the 76th minute through Cogden, whose cross was put in by Craig Baxter. In the 88th.  minute,  Paul Brayson had a shot hit the bar, & Mechack Kanda put the rebound through for the equaliser. South Shields also featured Carmichael, Storey & Finnigan.
 
After a 2;1 defeat to Easington, Bedlington Terriers announced they were appointing Paddy Atkinson as their new manager assisted by Keith Brown.  
 
SEP.18th
 
Kevin Mbabu
made his debut at left back. for Young Boys in their schweizer pokel cup last 16 tie ‘v’ Bazenheid. They won 7;1.
 
SEP.19th

Newcastle’s UNDER 23’s side travelled to the Checkatrade.com Stadium, Broadfields Street, Crawley; to play BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION, in the Development League. They won 2 (1) : 1(1). SEAN LONGSTAFF scored both Newcastle’s goals; netting in the 6th & 74TH minutes. JOE WARD scored Brighton’s goal in the 73rd minute The referee was Samuel Allison from Wiltshire & the attendance is to be confirmed.
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN (capt), CALLUM WILLIAMS, LUBO SATKA, CURTIS GOOD (SUB- 45 STUART FINDLAY), LIAM GIBSON, JACK HUNTER (SUB- 21 MICHAEL NEWBERRY), DAN BARLASER, JAMIE HOLMES (SUB- 70 CALLUM SMITH), SEAN LONGSTAFF, CALLUM ROBERTS, LUKE CHARMAN 
BRIGHTON: ROBERT LYNCH SANCHEZ, WILL COLLAR, SAM ADEKUGBE (SUB- 37 GEORGE COX), JAYSON MOLUMBY, BEN HALL, BEN WHITE, JOE WARD, DESSIE HUTCHINSON, CONNOR TIGHE (SUB- 75 JONAH AYUNGA), JACK HARPER (SUB- 57 BEN BARCLAY), JESSE STARKEY.
 
SEP.20th
 
English League Cup 3rd Rd at home at SJP to WOLVES. Won  2(2) : 0(0) (
Goal Scorers: MATT RITCHIE (29 mins), YOAN GOUFFRAN (31 mins))
Diame also hitthe bar in the 48th minute. Both ACHRAF LAZAAR & DARYL MURPHY made their debuts
. Attendance: 34735, Referee: Andy Woolmer from Northamptonshire. 
NUFC;KARL DARLOW, DEANDRE YEDLIN, CIARAN CLARK, GRANT HANLEY, ACHRAF LAZAAR, JACK COLBACK, JONJO SHELVEY (capt), MATT RITCHIE (SUB- 86 JAMAAL LASCELLES), MOHAMED DIAME (SUB- 72 AYOZE PEREZ), YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 74 CHRISTIAN ATSU) DARYL MURPHY
WOLVES: ANDY LONGERAN, CAMERON BORTHWICK-JACKSON, KORTNEY HAUSE, DOMINIC IORFA, SILVIO (MANUEL DE AZEVEDO FERREIRA SA PEREIRA), GEORGE SAVILLE, CONOR COADY (capt), JOAO TEIXEIRA (SUB- 45 OLA JOHN); JED WALLACE (SUB- 78 JON DADI BODVARSSON), PAUL GLADON, JOE MASON (SUB- 62 JACK PRICE)
 
SEP.22nd

The UNDER 23’s played SHEFFIELD UNITED at home at Little Benton; in the Central League Cup. Newcastle lost 0(0) ; 2(1). Goal Scorers; HALLAM (35 mins), SEMPLE (68 mins). Barlaser hit the bar on 30 mins. Attendance; approx; 50. Referee: To Be Confirmed.
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, LUBO SATKA, STUART FINDLAY, MASSADIO HAIDARA (SUB- 64 approx- JAMIE HOLMES), CALLUM WILLIAMS, DAN BARLASER CALLUM ROBERTS, SEAN LONGSTAFF, LIAM GIBSON, LUKE CHARMAN.
SHEFFIELD UTD: GEORGE LONG, TOM CHARLESWORTH, ALEX BROWN, JAMES WALLACE, SAM GRAHAM, CALLUM SEMPLE, CAMERON STEWART, HARVEY GILMOUR, KIMARNI SMITH, JORDAN HALLAM, TYLER SMITH.
 
Blyth Spartans announced that they were going to appoint Alun Armstrong as their new manager; effective from Monday September 26th to replace Tom Wade 
 
SEP.23rd
 
Andy Ferrell
joined Newton Aycliffe.
 
SEP.24th
 
Newcastle travelled to Villa Park to play ASTON VILLA in the Premier League, but were held to a 1(1) : 1(0) draw. The goal scorers were; an TOMMY ELPHICK OG in the 28TH minute for Newcastle
& a late equaliser by AARON TSHIBOLA in the 88th minute for Villa. Attendance: 32,062 Referee: Christopher Kavanagh from Lancashire.
NUFC: MATZ SELS, DEANDRE YEDLIN (SUB- 75 CHEICK TIOTE), JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt), CIARAN CLARK, PAUL DUMMETT, ISAAC HAYDEN, JONJO SHELVEY, MATT RITCHIE, MOHAMED DIAME, YOAN GOUFFRAN, DWIGHT GAYLE (SUB- 80 ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC)
ASTON VILLA: PIERLUIGI GOLLINI, LEANDRO BACUNA, JAMES CHESTER, TOMMY ELPHICK, NATHAN BAKER (SUB- 45 AARON TSHIBOLA), JORDAN AMAVI, MILE JEDINAK, ASHLEY WESTWOOD (SUB- 85 RUSHIAN HEPBURN-MURPHY), ALBERT ADOMAH (SUB- 63 RUDY GESTED); JONATHAN KODJIA, ANDRE AYEW  

Newcastle’s UNDER18s' played DERBY COUNTY Away  at Derby University Training Ground; in the Academy League. They lost 1(1) : 2(2). Goal Scorers: JAYDAN THORPE (OG- Early 1st. Half), NUFC. JAYDEN BOGLE (50 mins), CAMERON CRESSWELL (89 mins), Derby. Newcastle’s ELIAS SORENSEN made his debut.
NUFC; NATHAN HARKER, CRAIG SPOONER, LEWIS CASS, MATTHEW LONGSTAFF, OWEN BAILEY, BEN KITCHEN, ELIAS FRITJOF SORENSENS, DAN LOWTHER (SUB- 73 MACE GOODRIDGE), OWEN GALLAGHER (SUB- 73 THOMAS ALLAN), MACKENZIE HEANEY, CALLUM SMITH
DERBY: MATT YATES, JAYDEN BOGLE (SUB- 84 MICHEE MBUTI), JAYDAN THORNE, GIANN MAGNO, FUSEINE RASHID, JOSEPH BATEMAN, LUKE THOMAS (SUB- 73 AYOMIDE JIBODU), HENRY WISE, ADAM DAVIE (SUB- 84 JAYDEN MITCHELL-LAWSON), BRANDON HITCHMAN, CAMERON CRESSWELL.

In the Premier League, Liverpool beat Hull City 5;1. James Milner scored 2 penalties in the 30th & 71st minute.

In League One, Billy Knott scored Gillingham’s winner in the 72nd minute; in their 2;1 win over Coventry.

Sheffield United drew 2;2 at Scunthorpe. Chris Basham their first in the 34th minute

Peterborough drew 1;1 with Walsall, with Marcus Maddison getting their goal in the 27th minute
 
Ivan Toney was sent off in Shrewsbury Town’s 1;1 draw with AFC Wimbledon.
 
In League Two, Doncaster lost 3;1 at Luton. James Coppinger scored their only goal in the 21st ,minute. Alex Gilliead featured as a late sub for Luton. 
 
FA Vase 2nd Qualifying Round success fell to Easington Colliery who battled to a 2;0 win over Ashington. Joe Kerridge scored their opener in the 13th minute.
 
There was also success for Brayson’s Newcastle Benfield who beat Liversedge 3;0. Mechack Kanda finished off their scoring in the 86th minute.
 
Finally the rest of our Northern League sides were in league action. Newton Aycliffe continued there fine start to season with a 5;2 victory over Marske United. Dennis Knight was among there scorers, with the side including Alex Kitchen,  Michael Riley in the line up, who was later replaced by debutant new signing Andy Ferrell
 
Ryan McGorrigan assisted North Shields equalising goal in the 46th against Sunderland RCA. They went on to win 3;1. 
 
SEP.25TH
 
Live boxing returned to the area in the vicinity of the ground. The Milburn Suite was the venue at St. James Park
. The return of boxing to St James for the first time in 49 years, when the old nearby St. James Hall; was closed; hosted by Steve Wraith and Pat Barrett’s Black Flash Promotions. There was a seven fight card; with special guests including Billy Hardy, former world champion Scott Quigg, as well as Bradley Saunders, Zelfa Barrett, Matty Ryan, Lyndon Arthur and Sean Ben Mulligan. All 7 bouts were over four rounds of three minutes per round; with all fights going the distance bar one & it was attended by about 600 spectators. Running Order;………..
Bout One; JAMES BARNES V CURTIS GARGANO
Referee scores contest 40 to 37 Points in favour of Super Middleweight James Barnes (DOB: 18/7/82, York) over Light |Heayweight Curtis Gargano (DOB; 23/1/84, Manchester) .
Bout Two; ADAM (‘The Whirlwind’) WATSON v MICHAL VOSYKA
Referee scores contest 40 to 36 Points in favour of Middle weight Adam Watson (DOB: 26/2/91; Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham) over Super Welterweight Michal Vosyka (DOB: 27/2/74, Kladno, Czech Republic).      
Bout Three; CARL WILSON V JINDRICH (‘The Tornado’)VALECKY
Wilson won in the 3rd Round; after 2 mins 56 secs, when the fight was stopped by the referee after an onslaught by Heavyweight Carl Wilson (DOB; 15/1/85 Darlington, Co. Durham) over Cruiserweight Jindrich Valecky (DOB: 4/7/1974,Ceska Trebova, Czech Republic)   
Bout Four; NEIL HEPPER v ALEC BAZZA
Referee scores contest 40 to 36 Points in favour Of Super LightWeight Neil Hepper (DOB; 6/3/88, Darlington, Co. Durham) over Super Lightweight Alec Bazza (DOB: 4/8/88, Belfast, N. Ireland). 
Bout Five; BILLY (‘Too Sharp’) SNAITH v RUDOLF DURICA
Referee scores contest 40 to 36 Points in favour of Super Welterweight Billy Snaith (DOB; 19/2/88, Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham over Super Welterweight Rudolf Durica (DOB: 1/7/79, Slovakia) 
Co-Main Event Bout; JEFF SAUNDERS V JAMES GORMAN
Referee scores contest 40 to 36 Points in favour of Super Lightweight Jeff Saunders (DOB; 12/9/91, Stockton, Co. Durham) over Super Lightweight James Gorman (DOB; 1/8/79, Belfast, N. Ireland) .
Co-Main Event Bout; SAM BEST V TOMISLAV RUDAN
Referee scores contest 40 to 36 Points in favour of Light Heavyweight Sam Best (DOB- 5/3/93, Ashington, Northumbeland) over Cruiserweight Tomislav Rudan (DOB; 11/1/88, Sibevik, Croatia)  .
 
SEP.26TH
 
Newcastle's UNDER 23’s played SWANSEA CITY at home at Whitley Park, Benton in the Under 23’s Premier League Division II. They won 3 (1) : 2(0). Goal scorers: SEAN LONGSTAFF (43 mins), DAN BARLASER (52 mins Penalty Rebound), CALLUM ROBERTS (63
mins), NUFC. GEORGE BYERS (66 mins), BOTTI BIABI (88 mins), Swansea. Attendance; 230, Referee; Anthony Backhouse from Cumbria.
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, CALLUM WILLIAMS, LUBO SATKA, CURTIS GOOD, LIAM GIBSON, DAN BARLASER, SEAN LONGSTAFF, STEFAN BROCCOLI (SUB- 70 YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI), CALLUM ROBERTS, JAMIE HOLMES, LUKE CHARMAN (SUB- 83 JACK HUNTER).
SWANSEA; GREGOR ZABRET, TYLER REID, AARON LEWIS, TOM HOLLAND (SUB- 79 JACK EVANS), KESTON DAVIES, JOE RODON, DANIEL JAMES, ADNAN MARIC, OLIVER McBURNIE (SUB- 45 BOTTI BIABI). GEORGE BYERS, ALEX BRAY (SUB- 64 OWAIN JONES).

SEP.27TH

Sam Alladyce left the England manager job after only one match in job following revelations about irregularities in the transfer market.

Derby County manager Nigel Pearson was suspended by the club, following a problematic start to the season 

Hartlepool drew 1;1 with Luton Town & Tom Heardman came on as a 84th minute sub to make his debut. Alex Gilliead featured for Luton until the 79th minute.

Remie Streete scored in the 71st minute for Port Vale in their 3;1 win over Millwall.

Alun Armstrong took charge of Blyth Spartans for the first time as they played out a 0;0 draw with Spennymoor Town.

In the Northern League South Shields hammered Jarrow Roofing 5;0. Carl Finnigan scored twice in the 52nd & 53rd minutes.

Newcastle Benfield defeated Ashington 5;1.Paul Brayson scored one of their goals in the 2nd half. 

SEP.28TH
 
Newcastle played NORWICH CITY at home in the Championship in what turned out to be a 4(1)_; 3(1) classic victory; having trailed 3;1 at one point. This ‘entertaining game with its thrilling end, saw Gayle gain a hat trick; elevating them to 3rd place. Goal Scorers; DWIGHT GAYLE (3 GOALS- 24, 71& 90+6 mins), YOAN GOUFFRAN (90+ 5 mins), NUFC. GRAHAM DORRANS (44  mins- Pen), CAMERON JEROME (52 mins), JACOB MURPHY (69 mins, Deflected Shot Off Lascelles), Norwich. Attendance; 48236, Referee; Peter Bankes (Liverpool). SEBASTIEN BASSONG featured for Norwich.
NUFC; KARL DARLOW, DEANDRE YEDLIN, CIARAN CLARK, JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt), PAUL DUMMETT (SUB- 90 CHRISTIAN ATSU), JONJO SHELVEY, JACK COLBACK (SUB- 72 ISAAC HAYDEN), MATT RITCHIE, MOHAMED DIAME (SUB- 72 ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC), YOAN GOUFFRAN, DWIGHT GAYLE
NORWICH; MICHAEL McGOVERN, IVO PINTO, RUSSELL MARTIN (capt), SEBASTIEN BASSONG, MARTIN OLSSON, ALEX TETTEY, GRAHAM DORRANS, JACOB MURPHY (SUB- 78 RYAN BENNETT), JONNY HOWSON, ROBBIE BRADY, CAMERON JEROME (SUB- 86 NELSON OLIVEIRA).   
 
England Under 17’s played Croatia in the friendly Croatia Cup tournament & won 5;0. Lewis Gibson gained his first cap at centre half
 
SEP.30TH
 
The UNDER 23’s played SWANSEA CITY at home at Whitley Park, Benton; in the Central League Cup. The game ended in a goal less draw.
Attendance: 132, Referee; Peter Wright (Lancashire).
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, CALLUM WILLIAMS, LUBO SATKA, CURTIS GOOD, LIAM GIBSON, DAN BARLASER, SEAN LONGSTAFF, STEFAN BROCCOLI (SUB- 67 JACK HUNTER), CALLUM ROBERTS, JAMIE HOLMES, ELIAS SORENSEN (SUB- 74 YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI).
SWANSEA: GREGOR ZABRET, AARON LEWIS, TOM PLEZIER, JACK EVANS, KESTON DAVIES, JOE RODON, ALEX SAMUEL, RYAN BLAIR, BOTTI BIABI, TOM DYSON (SUB- 69 DAN JAMES), JORDAN GARRICK (SUB- 81 OWAIN JONES). 
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BULLETIN 65- OCTOBER 2016 REVIEW

Newcastle began the month with an away win at Rotherham. After the latest international break, action resumed with a further run of wins, taking them to the top of the league table & there was also League Cup 4th Rd action; And a resounding 6;0 victory. This month sees the last of the clubs new signings added to the Current Players Section: Daryl Murphy & Achraf Lazaar. The Toon Tracker index also sees the addition of Jeff Wrightson following his appearance in his sons fund raising event at Walker Central this month. That brings the Toon Tracker Players total in all categories to590, excluding the full Player Profiles. The other final addition to the websites database this month is in the Testimonial Section, where Dave Watson’s special night is profiled.
 
OCT.1ST

Newcastle travelled to play ROTHERHAM UNITED away at the New York Stadium in the Championship. They won 1(1) : 0(0) Goal Scorer: CHRISTIAN ATSU (41 mins, with a sublime lobbed dipping volley),
Attendance; 11653, Referee Roger East (Wiltshire)
NUFC; KARL DARLOW, VURNON ANITA, JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt), CIARAN CLARK, PAUL DUMMETT, JONJO SHLEVEY, JACK COLBACK, CHRISTIAN ATSU (SUB- 66 MATT RITCHIE), MOHAMED DIAME (SUB- 87 GRANT HANLEY), YOAN GOUFFRAN, DWIGHT GAYLE (SUB- 79 ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC)
ROTHERHAM; LEE CAMP, DARNELL FISHER, DAEL FRY, DOMINIC BALL, GREG HALFORD, JON TAYLOR, TOM ADEYEMI (SUB- 26 WILL VAULKS), LEE FRECKLINGTON, JOE NEWELL (SUB- 72 DEXTER BLACKSTOCK); IZZY BROWN, DANNY WARD

The UNDER 18’s played LIVERPOOL at home in the Academy League at Little Benton,. They lost 1(1) 3(0).Goal Scorers: CALLUM SMITH (5 mins), NUFC. GLEN McAULEY (46 mins), CONOR MASTERSON (62 mins), TONI GOMES (88 mins), Liverpool. Thomas Allan hit the bar in the 89th. minute
NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, CRAIG SPOONER,LEWIS CASS, MATTY LONGSTAFF, OWEN BAILEY, BEN KITCHEN, MACKENZIE HEANEY, MACE GOODRIDGE (SUB- 62 THOMAS ALLAN), OWEN GALLAGHER, DAN LOWTHER (SUB- 74 ADAM WILSON), CALLUM SMITH.
LIVERPOOL; KAMIL GRABOLA, ABDI SHARIF (SUB- 83 DIEGO LATTIE), ADAM LEWIS (SUB- 89 MICH’EL PARKER), CONOR MASTERSON, GEORGE JOHNSON, LIAM COYLE, TONI GOMES, JORDAN HUNTER, GLEN McAULEY, RAFAEL CAMACHO, YAN DHANDA
 
In the Premier League; Liverpool beat Swansea 2;1, thanks to an 84th minute penalty from James Milner
 
Sunderland gained a welcome point in a 1;1 draw with West Brom. Sub,  Patrick Van Aanholt scored their goal in the 83rd minute.
 
Ivan Toney scored for Shrewsbury Town in the 44th minute, as they gained a1;1 draw with Swindon in League One.
 
Also in League One, Peterborough drew 1;1 with Southend thanks to a 92nd minute goal from Marcus Maddison
 
In League Two, Cambridge United beat Accrington 2;1, despite Brad Halliday getting a red card in the 92nd minute.
 
The match between Notts County & Morecambe was abandoned after only 10minutesin a deluge if rain due to a waterlogged pitch. Notts County’s starting line up included Alan Smith & Adam Cambell.
 
Over the border Stenhousemuir gained a much neded 1;0 win over East Fife thanks to a Colin McMenamin 58th minute pen.
 
Carlisle United took there unbeaten run to a record 11 games, with 2;0 win over Colchester United. Macaulay Giilesphey featured at right half. The result Carlisle into 3rd place.
 
In the FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Rd, Bishop Auckland defeated Farsley Celtic 1;0. There line up included Michael Hoganson & Alex Francis.
 
Morpeth Town crashed out in a3;0 defeat at Altrngham. There side included Ben Sayer who was later replaced by Matty Grieve.
 
In the Northern League; Newton Aycliffe edged a closely fought match with Newcastle Benfield 3;2. Dennis Knight scored the opener in the 18th minute. Benfield’s second half come bac was helped by 2 assists from Mechack Kanda, with Paul Brayson bagging the second in the 86th minute. Ferrell & Kitchen both featured for Aycliffe.
 
In Division II of the Northern League, Easington Colliery defeated Alnwick Town 4;1 moving them up to 4th place, with Joe Kerridge netting a goal in each half of the game.
 
New signing Nathan Evans rescued a pint with an 83rd minute goal, for Thornaby gaining them a 1;1 draw verses Darlington RA.
 
Finally over in the USA, Lewis Suddick scored in the 55th minute for his college side Butlers Bulldogs (Indianapolis); in their 4;2 victory over Georgetown.
 
OCT.2nd
 
Friends of Keiran Wrightson
along with Keiran held a fundraising day to raise awareness of testicle cancer at Walker Central’s ground. The event included a 6-a-Side League Format Tournament played 6 minutes each way. Those taking part including Kieran’s dad Jeff Wrightson. He featured for blues stripes team called ‘Team Wrightson’ whom lost 1;2 to Team Bell in yellow & then 0;4 v the Team in Black Tops as a half time sub. Among those in attendance were Paul Brayson & Stuart Elliot. The well supported event raised over £10 000 for charity.   
 
Marseille drew 1;1 with Angers in the French Ligue 1. Florian Thauvin scored their goal in the 64th minute.
 
OCT.3rd
 
England Under 17’s played their final tournament game against Germany. They won with an emphatic 8;1 scored line to claim the Croatia Cup. Lewis Gibson was a half time sub
 
OCT.4th
 
The Democratic Republic of Congo lost 1;0 to Kenya in a friendly. Chancel Mbemba featured at right half.
 
In the Checkatrade Football League Trophy, Bolton Wanderers defeated Blackpool 1:0 in the the Northern Group A. The only goal of the game was scored by Sammy Ameobi in the 4th minute.
 
Bradford City beast Bury 2:1 in Northern Group C, with Haris Vuckic scoring in the 34th minute.
 
Hartlepool lost their Group F tie to Sunderland Under 23’s with a line up which included Tom Heardman, Jack Alnwick & debutant Ben Pollock.
 
In the Southern Sections, Luton Town defeated West Brom Under 23’s 2:0. Alex Gilliead got on the score sheet in the 60th minute.
 
OCT.5th
 
England Under 20’s defeated Holland 2:0 in their first friendly match in a Four National Tournament. Adam Armstrong scored in the 13th. minute & Callum Roberts was a 75th minute sub.
 
Scotland Under 21’s lost 2;0 to Iceland in a European Championship Qualifier. Kyle Cameron played the full game at left back.
 
OCT.6th
 
England Under 21’s defeated Kazakstan 1;0 in a crucial European Champions Qualifier. Freddie Woodman played the full game in goal.
 
The Republic of  Ireland beat Georgia 1;0 in a World Cup Group D Qualifier. Ciaran Clark played the whole game at right half.
 
Finland lost their Group I World Cup Qualifier to Iceland. Jukka Raitala was a 85th minute sub
 
An evening with Alan Shearer Talk In at Hartlepool Town Hall.
 
The Newcastle Disabled Supporters Association (NUDSA) held their Player of the Year 2015-16 Season Award Ceremony at SJP. The award was presented to goalkeeper Rob Elliot.
 
Rafa Benitez was given the Sky Bet Championship Manger of the Month award for September
 
OCT.7th.

Ghana drew 0;0 with Uganda in a 3rd Rd World Cup Qualifier. Christian Atsu played at inside left; coming off with 8minutes to go.
 
The USA beat Cuba 2;0 in a friendly. Yedlin De Andre featured at right half for the first half.
 
Holland won Belarus 4;1 in their Group A World Cup Qualifier. Georginio Wijnaldum played at left half.
 
France also beat Bulgaria 4;1 in their Group A qualifier. Moussa Sissoko featured at inside right.
 
The Faroe Islands beat Latvia 2;0in their Group B World Cup Qualifier. Joan Edmundsson scored in the 70th minute.
 
Also in Group B Hungary lost 3;2 to Switzerland. Tomas Kadar played at right half
 
One night at St James with Tino & Gillespie – Talk In at the NINE Bar, SJP
 
OCT.8th
 
Nigel Pearson
left his role as manager of Derby County (following his brief suspension); by mutual consent.
 
Scotland drew 1;1 with Lithuania in their Group F World Cup Qualifier. Grant Hanley played at left back, while Matt Ritchie featured until coming off in the 71st minute. Darren Fletcher also played, at left half; but had top come off at half time injured.
 
Michael O’Neil’s North Ireland defeated San Marino 4;0 in their World Cup Qualifier. Shane Ferguson the played the full game at outside right.
 
In the African World Cup qualifying groups Morocco drew 0;0 with Gabon, Achraf Lazaar featured until the 86th minute.
 
Mohamed Diame featured until after the hour mark for Senegal in their 2;0 win over Cape Verde; in a World Cup qualifier.
 
Chancel Mbemba played the full match for the Congo in their 4;0 World Cup qualifying victory over  Libya.
 
On the domestic front in League One Bradford City won Shrewsbury 2;0. Haris Vuckic scored the second with a 90th. minute penalty. 
 
Peterborough also registered a 3;1  victory over Bury. Marcus Maddison scored in the 48th minute.
 
In League Two James Coppinger scored Doncaster’s opener in the 15th minute, in their 3;0 win over Barnsley.
 
Gateshead’s improved fornm continued withy a 4;2 win over Dover in the National League. Paddy McLauglin scored in the 48th minute.
 
Blyth Spartans defeated Mickleover 3;0 in the Evo Strik Premier. Matty Pattison assisted their opener in the 15th minute. Richardson was also a second half sub.
 
Newcastle Benfield defeated Seaham Red Star 3;0. Paul Brayson scored in the second half & then Jake Trodd hit their third in the final minutes.
 
Last but not least, Newton Aycliffe lost a closely fought match at Shildon 3;2. Dennis Knight scored one goal in each half, but was red carded in the 89th minute. Kitchen & Ferrell also played.  
 
Finally; Dunston Fed got back to winning ways, beating Sunderland RCA 2;1. Dale Burrell scored their 86th minute winner
 
‘The Entertainers’20th Anniverary Dinner (for the players taking part in tomorrows game); at the Bamburgh Suite, SJP. Those spotted at the pre match do were; Steve Howey, Nikos Dabizas, Brian Kilcline, Ruel Fox, Tino Asprilla, Rob Lee, John Beresford, Darren Peacock, Liam O’;Brien & Keith Gillespie; as well Joe Allon  
 
OCT.9th
 
Entertainers 20th Anniversary Match of Ex Players at Kingston Park. Between a NEWCASTLE LEGENDS XI v MANCHESTER (UNITED) SELECT XI. Draw 2(1) : 2(0).(Played 35 mins each way). Goal Scorers: ALAN SHEARER (8 mins), JAMIE McGLEN (50 mins) ; NUFC. KEITH GILLESPIE (41 mins), RALPH LITLE (60 mins). Manchester. Attendance; Over 6100 Referee: Barry Sweeney (Newcastle).Harper made 5 crucial class saves in the half; mostly foiling Gillespie from scoring. Among the special guests were Sir John Hall. Malcolm MacDonald & Shay Given. McClen’s goal was fired in after a Sellars shot rebounded off the post. When Subbed, Fox initially did not go off & Elliott went off for a while instead!  
NUFC LEGENDS XI: STEVE HARPER (SUB- 37 MILAN SRNICEK), DARREN PEACOCK (SUB- ½ Time BRIAN KILCINE), JOHN BERESFORD (SUB- 31 PETER RAMAGE), ALAN THOMPSON (SUB- 34 JAMIE McCLEN), NIKOS DABIZAS, STEVE HOWEY (SUB- 45 OLIVIER BERNARD),
(SUB- 60+ TONY ‘THE FRIDGE’ MORRISON), ROB LEE (capt) (SUB- 24 STUART ELLIOTT), SCOTT SELLARS (SUB- 18 STEVE STONE) (SUB 2nd Half SCOTT SELLARS?), ALAN SHEARER (Player/Manager) (SUB- ½ Time PETER BEARDSLEY), PETER BEARDSLEY (SUB- 12 TINO ASPIRILLA) (SUB- 28 PAUL ROBINSON) (SUB- 54 STEVE WRAITH), RUEL FOX (SUB 51- TONY ‘THE FRIDGE’ MORRISON?). (Assist Manager-LES FERDINAND) 
MANCHESTER SELECT: (Not In Order) KEVIN PILKINGTON (No:1), LEE MARTIN, DAVID MAY (capt), RUSSELL BEARDSMORE (SUB- ½ Time- ‘BEZ’- MARK BERRY), ANTHONY QUINLIN, LIAM O’BRIAN (No:6) (Possibly Replaced- 2nd Half), KEITH GILLESPIE (Player/ Manager), CLAYTON BLACKMORE, LEE HENDRIE, DANNY MILLER, RALF LITTLE.  OTHER SUBS USED 2ND Half- BEN THORNLEY ANTHONY RUTHERFORD & LES LANGLEY. (Assistant Manager- SAMMY McILROY)
 
Serbia defeated Austria 3;2 in their Group D World Cup Qualifier. Aleksandar Mitrovic scored 2 goals in the 6th & 23rd minutes. He was replaced with 13 minutes to go.
 
The Republic of Ireland defeated Moldovia 3;1 in the same group. Ciaran Clark featured at right half.  
 
Finland lost their Qualifier group match 1;0 to Croatia. Jukka Raitala plated at left back
 
A Jamie Carragher Liverpool Legends XI  played a Select XI at Bootle. Alan Kennedy featured in the side which won 4:1.
 
Finally, in the NE Sunday League; Blakelaw Social drew 4;4 with Westfield Social. MarcWalton scored twice for them.
 
OCT.10th
 
England Under 21’s defeated Bosnia & Herzegovina 5:0 in their Group9 European Championship qualifier. Isaac Hayden featured at outside right
 
England Under 20’s defeated the USA 2:0 in another friendly match in a Four National Tournament. Callum Roberts featured at inside right, while Adam Armstrong was a 63rd minute sub. The result saw them lift the trophy.
 
France defeated Holland 1;0 in their Group A World Cup Qualifier, Moussa Sissoko played at inside right; while Georginio Wijnaldum started for Holland, coming off in the 62nd minute.
 
Hungary beat Latvia 2;0 in their Group B qualifying match. Tomas Kadar was right half once again. 
 
Also in Group B, the Faroe Islands lost 6;0 to Portugal, with Joan Emundsson gaining another cap. 
 
OCT.11th
 
Scotland crashed to a 3;0 defeat to Slovakia in their Group F World Cup Qualifier. Grant Hanley, Matt Ritchie & Darren Fletcher all started; with the latter two coming off in the 64th minute. .
 
In the same group England hung onto to a 0;0 draw with Slovenia. Andros Townsend came on as a sub in the 62nd minute.
 
In Group C Northern Ireland lost 2:0 to Germany. Aaron Hughes player at right back & Shane Ferguson featured at inside right
 
Ghana drew 1;1 with South Africa in a friendly. Christian Atsu played, coming off with 7 minutes to go.
 
Canada lost 4;0 to Morocco in a friendly. Defender David Edgar played, giving away a penalty.
 
Finally, Scotland Under 21’s lost 2:0 to Macedonia in a European Championships Qualifier. Kyle Cameron played at left back.
 
OCT.12th
 
The USA drew 1;1 with New Zealand in a friendly. DeAndre Yedlin played the full game at centre half 
 
Derby County appointed Steve McLaren as their new manager
 
Stewart Bath re-signed for Guisborough Town,
 
OCT.13th
 
Hugo Viana announced his retirement from playing football.
 
OCT.14th

Newcastle U23s, travelled to Molineux to play WOLVES in the Development League & Lost  1(0) : 4 (2). Goal Scorers: CONNOR JOHNSON ?/ STUART FINDLAY (OG?) (1min), DONOVAN WILSON (3 GOALS- 10, 61 & 80 mins), WOLVES. SEAN LONGSTAFF (60 mins (pen) (+Disallowed goal 55 mins offside). Attendance; 269. Referee; Not Known.
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, CURTIS GOOD, STUART FINDLAY, LIAM GIBSON, DAN BARLASER, JACK HUNTER, JAMIE HOLMES, SEAN LONGSTAFF, CALLUM ROBERTS (serious Injury SUB- 84 YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI); ELIAS SORENSEN (SUB-69 LUKE CHARMAN)
WOLVES: HARRY BURGOYNE, AARON SIMPSON (Sent Off- 60), SYLVAIN DESLANDES (SUB- 89 ANTHONY BRESLIN), ROSS FINNIE, CONNOR JOHNSON, RYAN LEAK, DONOVAN WILSON, CONNOR RONAN (capt), BRIGHT ENOBAKHARE (SUB- 61 HAKEEM ODOFFIN), MOREAN GIBBS-WHITE, WILL RANDALL (SUB- 57 JOE DELACOE) 
 
OCT.15th
 
NEWCASTLE played BRENTFORD at home at SJP in the Championship & Won 3(2) : 1(0) The goal scorers were; CIARAN CLARK (SUB- 11mins), DWIGHT GAYLE (2 GOALS- 15 & 49 mins), NUFC
. SCOTT HOGAN (52 mins), Brentford. Attendance: 51 885, Referee: Simon Hooper from Wiltshire. The result took Newcastle into 2nd place & Gayle’s goals made him the leading goalscorer in the Championship this season
NUFC; KARL DARLOW, VURNON ANITA, JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt) (SUB- 59 GRANT HANLEY), CIARAN CLARK, PAUL DUMMETT, CHRISTIAN ATSU (SUB- 72 DEANDRE YEDLIN, JONJO SHELVEY, JACK COLBACK,YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 84 ACHRAF LAZAAR), AYOZE PERZEZ, DWIGHT GAYLE. 
BRENTFORD; DANIEL BENTLEY, MAXIME COLIN, HARLEY DEAN (capt), JOHN EGAN, ANDREAS BJELLAND (SUB- 75 YOANN BARBET), JOSH CLARKE, NICO YENNARIS (SUB- 78 ALAN McCORMACK), RYAN WOODS, LEWIS MACLEOD (SUB-64 SULLEY KAIKAI), ROMAINE SAWYERS, SCOTT HOGAN.
 
The UNDER 18’s were also in actioj travelling the short distance to Rockcliffe Park, Hurworth to play MIDDLESBROUGH in the Academy League. They won 4 (3) : 2(1). Goal Scorers: CONNOR MALLEY (12 mins), ANTHONY RENTON (54 mins) Boro. OWEN GALLAGHER (35 mins), OWEN BAILEY (41 mins), LEWIS GIBSON (45 + 1 min), DAN LOWTHER (67 mins);NUFC . Referee: Graeme Hopper from Gateshead.
NUFC:  NATHAN HARKER, BEN KITCHEN, LEWIS CASS, MATTY LONGSTAFF, OWEN BAILEY, LEWIS GIBSON, CRAIG SPOONER (SUB- 2ND Half- ADAM WILSON), DAN LOWTHER, OWEN GALLAGHER (SUB- 2nd Half THOMAS ALLEN), MACKENZIE HEANEY, CALLUM SMITH.
MIDDLESBROUGH; SOL BRYNN, LIAM HEGARTY, PATRICK READING, BEN LIDDLE, COVERY, ANTHONY RENTON, BRENDON HOLDSWORTH (SUB- TYRONE 0’NEIL), JACK LAMBERT (SUB- CALLUMC OOKE), MITCHELL CURRY, CONNOR MALLEY, JAY WILSON
 
Elsewhere, in the Premiership; Bournemouth hammered Hull 6;1. Dan Gosling scored their sixth goal in the 88th minute
 
Gateshead’s FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round tie at Alferton ended in a 2;2 draw. Their starting line up included Paddy McLaughlin
 
Bishop Auckland’s brave FA Cup run came to an end in their 4th Qualifying Round at Stockport County. They lost 2;0, Michael Hoganson at left back and Alex Francis at left half.
 
There were very few non league local goal scorers this weekend. Only, frequent goal scorer Paul Brayson got himself a goal, netting for Benfield in the 63rd minute; in their 2;1 defeat at Washington.
 
OCT.18th

Newcastle travelled to Oakwell to play BARNSLEY away in the Championship. They won 2(0) : 0(0). DWIGHT GAYLE scored both goals in the 48th & 68th. minutes. About 6000 of the attendance of 18 597 were Newcastle’s fans. The referee was Paul Tierney from Lancashire. Newcastle now top the table.                                         

NUFC; KARL DARLOW,VURNON ANITA, JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt), CIARAN CLARK, PAUL DUMMETT, JONJO SHELVEY, MATT RITCHIE (SUB- 82 CHRISTIAN ATSU), MO DIAME (SUB- 90 JACK COLBACK), YOAN GOUFFRAN, DWIGHT GAYLE.                                                            

BARNSLEY; ADAM DAVIES, ANDY YIADOM, JAMES BREE (SUB-83 COLE KPEKAWA), MARC ROBERTS, ADAM JACKSON, RYAN KENT, SAM MORSY, CONOR HOURIHANE (capt), ADAM HAMMILL (SUB- 71 TOM BRADSHAW), SAM WINNALL, MARLEY WATKINS (SUB- 71 ELLIOT LEE)

Bolton defeated Millwall 1;0 in the Championship. Sammy Ameobi scored the goal in the 3rd minute. 

OCT.19th

Newcastle Benfield gained a resounding 11;1 victory over Ryhope CW. Paul Brayson scored an incredible 6 games in the game;

OCT.21st

Ryan Taylor signed a short term contract with Port Vale.

Real Osasuna lost 2;1 to Real Betis in the Spanish League. Emmanuel Riviere was
a 58th minute sub, who was sent off in the 87th minute.
 
OCT.22ND
 
Newcastle entertained IPSWICH TOWN at home in the Championship. They won 3(1) : 0(0), despite at times struggling to dominate & LEON BEST hitting the bar with a shot in the 10th minute; while they held a slender one goal lead. The goal scorers were; AYOZE PEREZ (2 GOALS- 1 min & 73 mins), MATT RITCHIE (78 mins
). Another near full house attendance of 51 963 & the referee was James Adcock from Nottinghamshire
NUFC; KARL; DARLOW, DEANDRE YEDLIN, CIARAN CLARK, JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, JACK COLBACK, JONJO SHELVEY (SUB- 83 ISAAC HAYDEN), MATT RITCHIE, YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB-75 CHRISTIAN ATSU), AYOZE PEREZ, DWIGHT GAYLE (SUB- 79 ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC).
IPSWICH ; BARTOSZ BIALKOWSKI, JONAS KNUDSEN (SUB- 45 JOSH EMMANUEL), LUKE CHAMBERS, CHRISTOPHE BERRA, ADAM WEBSTER, GRANT WARD, JONATHAN DOUGLAS, CONOR GRANT, TOM LAWRENCE, FREDDIE SEARS (SUB- 83 JONNY WILLIAMS), LEON BEST (SUB- 45 DAVID McGOLDRICK).
 
The UNDER 18’s played MANCHESTER CITY at home at Little Benton in the Academy League, They lost 1(0) : 2(2). Goal Scorers; JOE HARDY 2 GOALS- 28 & 31 mins), Man. City. MACKENZIE HEANEY (53 mins) , NUFC & also missed Pen- 35 mins.
NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, CRIAG SPOONER, ADAM WILSON, MATTY LONGSTAFF, LEWIS CASS, BEN KITCHEN,OWEN GALLAGHER (SUB- 75 THOMAS ALLAN), DAN LOWTHER, ELIAS SORENSEN, MACKENZIE HEANEY, CALLUM SMITH.
MAN. CITY; ARO MURIC (Sent Off- 52 mins), JEREMIE FRIMLONG, ASH KIGBU, ED FRANCIS (capt), COLIN ROSLER, IKER POZO, MATT SMITH, WILL PATCHING, JOE HARDY,LUKE BOLTON, IAN CARLO POVEDA.
SUBS USED; PAVEL SAKOL (keeper- 52 mins), TAYLOR RICHELS (Late 2nd Half), BOBBY DUNCAN (Late 2nd Half) 

Elsewhere, Yohan Cabaye scored an 85th  minute consolation goal for Crystal Palace; in their 3;1 defeat at Leicester City.

In the Championship Barnlsey defeated Brentford 2;0 with Adam Armstrong scoring their 29th minute opener.

League One side Shrewsbury lost 4;2 to Walsall, despite Ivan Toney scoring 2 penalties for the them in the 36th & 90th. minutes.                                            

Ryan Taylor scored a 59th minute penalty on his debut for Port Vale in their 2;2 draw with Oxford United.

Sheffield United also drew 3;3 in their match with Bradford City. Chris Basham scored in the 72nd minute.

In the FA Vase 1st Round Newcastle Benfield defeated Irlam 3;1; with prolific goal scorer Paul Brayson getting one of their goals.

South Shields also progressed, beating Runcorn Linnets 2;1. There side included right back Craig Baxter and then 59th minute sub Carl Finnigan

Finally, in the Northern League; Morpeth Town beat Dunston UTS 4;2. Their opener came when across by Ben Sayer was headed through his own goal by Dale Burrell in the 20th minute. Burell did score for his side; heading home in the 58th minute. While Sayer also scored in the 48th minute past Dunston keeper Mark Cook. Forster also featured for Morpeth.  

Bishop Auckland beat West Allotment Celtic 3;0. Alex Francis scored in the 44th minute & Hoganson also featured. 

OCT.23rd

St. Etienne defeated Caen 2;0in the French Ligue 1. Forward Henri Saivet scored in the 49th. minute, coming off in the 87th minute.

Kevin Mbabu scored in the 77th minute for Young Boys v Grasshoppers; having come on as a sub two minutes prior.

OCT.24TH

Newcastle Under 23’s lost a closely fought under 23’s league match 1(0):2(1) v FULHAM at Motspur Park. The goal scorers were; CAULEY WOODROW (21 mins Pen), STEPHEN HUMPHRYS (81 mins),Fulham, SEAN LONGSTAFF 48 mins), NUFC. Attendance 220, Referee; Constantine Hatzidakis (Kent).             

NUFC; FREDDIE WOODMAN, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, OWEN BAILEY, CALLUM WILLIAMS, LIAM GIBSON, JACK HUNTER, DAN BARLASER, JAMIE HOLMES, YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI (SUB- 73 MACKENZIE HEANEY), SEAN LONGSTAFF, LUKE CHARMAN.                                 

FULHAM; MARCUS BETTINELLI, MARLON FOSSEY, ADETAYO EDUN, SEAN KAVANAGH, RYHEEM SHECKLEFORD, DENNIS ADENIRAN, LUCAS DE LA TORRE, LASSE CHRISTENSEN, STEPHEN HUMPHRYS, CAULEY WOODROW, JOLZABED SANCHEZRUIZ     

Hull City appointed Neil McDonald as their new assistant manager.

OCT.25th.

Newcastle played PRESTON NORTH END at home in the 4th Round of the English League Cup. The progressed into Quarter Finals with an impressive 6(2) : 0(0) victory. It could have been even more as Atsu hit the post twice. The goal scorers were; ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC (2 GOALS- 19 & 55 mins), MOHAMED DIAME (2 GOALS- 38 & 87 mins), MATT RITCHIE (53 mins –Pen), AYOZE PEREZ (90+1 mins). The attendance was 49 042, & the referee was Andrew Madley from West Yorkshire. Preston featured PAUL HUNTINGTON was their team captain.                                      
NUFC:  MATZ SELS, DEANDRE YEDLIN, CHANCEL MBEMBA,GRANT HANLEY, PAUL DUMMETT (capt) (SUB- 58 VUNRON ANITA), ISAAC HAYDEN, JACK COLBACK (SUB- 31 JONJO SHELVEY),MATT RITCHIE (SUB- 75 AYOZE PEREZ), MOHAMED DIAME, CHRISTIAN ATSU, ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC.
PRESTON: ANDERS LINDEGAARD, BAILEY WRIGHT, PAUL HUNTINGTON (capt), BEN DAVIES (SUB- 45 PAUL GALLAGHER), TOMMY SPURR, CHRIS HUMPHREY, LIAM GRIMSHAW, BEN PRINGLE (SUB- 45 TOM CLARKE), ALAN BROWNE (Sent Off- 24 mins), EOIN DOYLE, SIMON MAKIENOK (SUB-63- DANIEL JOHNSON)
 
England Under 17’s defeated Azerbaijan 2;0 in an European Qualifier, Lewis Gibson playing.

Scott Sellars was promoted to interim assistant manager at Wolves following the sacking of manager Zenga.

Also following Wigan Athletic’s poor start to the season, they parted company with manager Gary Caldwell 
Newport County drew 2;2 with Barnet, with Ben Tozer scoring un the 33rd. minute

OCT.27TH

Lewis Gibson was once again in the England Under 17’s side in a European Qualifier. This time they defeated Romania 3;0.

Scotland Under 19’s also defeated Andorra in their European Championship Group 3 Qualifier, with Owen Gallagher came on as a 75th minute sub   

Lee Clark – book signing at the NINE Bar, SJP

OCT.28TH
 
Newcastle’s UNDER 23s entertained HARTLEPOOL UNITED in a Under 23’s Central League Cup match a home at Little Benton; in an early afternoon kick off. They won 5(1) : 1(1).The goal scorers were; SEAN LONGSTAFF (3 GOALS- 22, 59 & 66 mins), ELIAS SORENSEN (2 GOALS- 81 & 88 mins), NUFC. RHYS OATES (27 mins), Hartlepool. Hartlepool had recently released Ben Pollock in the side.Referee: Derric Wade (Co. Durham).Attendance; Approx; 50.
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, OWEN BAILEY, STUART FINDLAY, CALLUM WILLIAMS, JACK HUNTER, DAN WARD (SUB- 69 DAN BARLASER), ADAM WILSON (SUB- 66 MACKENZIE HEANEY), YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI, SEAN LONGSTAFF, LUKE CHARMAN (SUB- 72 ELIAS SORENSEN).
HARTLEPOOL: RYAN CATTERICK, KENTON RICHARDSON, JACK TURNBULL, HARLEY WISE (SUB- 69 JORDAN FIELDING), BEN POLLOCK, ROB JONES (SUB- 56 ETHAN WOOD), DYLAN ELLIOT, BRAD WALKER, JOSH HAWKES, NATHANIEL SUIDMORE (SUB- 65 LEWIS ORRELL), RHYS OATES.

OCT.29TH

Newcastle travelled to play PRESTON NORTH END away at Deepdale in the championship. Their opposition were back to full strength & the game was different proposition to the recent League Cup victory. Despite this, Newcastle held on to a 2(0) : 1(0) win. After a goalless low key first half, all the goals came in the second half. Well into the 6 minutes of injury time, Preston almost equalised with Vermijl hitting the post. Scorers: ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC (2 GOALS- 59 & 71 mins), NUFC. JERMAINE BECKFORD (off Lascelles- 90 mins), Preston. The attendance was 20 724 & the referee as Christopher Kavanagh from Lancashire.
NUFC: KARL DARLOW, DEANDRE YEDLIN (SUB- 90+ 5 GRANT HANLEY), JAMAAL LASCELLES, CIARAN CLARK, PAUL DUMMETT, ISAAC HAYDEN, JONJO SHELVEY, MATT RITCHIE (SUB- 90+ 2 CHRISTIAN ATSU), YOAN GOUFFRAN, MOHAMED DIAME, ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC (SUB- 86 AYOZE PEREZ).
PRESTON; CHRIS MAXWELL, ALEX BATISTE, DAEL FRY, TOM CLARKE, BAILEY WRIGHT, GREG CUNNINGHAM, BEN PRINGLE (SUB- 72 JERMAINE BECKFORD), BEN PEARSON, DANIEL JOHNSON, PAUL GALLAGHER, CALLUM ROBINSON (SUB- 86 MARNICK VERMIJL), JORDAN HUGILL (SUB- 83 SIMON MAKIENOK).

Elsewhere, Scottish Division One bottom side Stenhousemuir got a much needed 3 points by beating Queens Park 3:0. Colin McMenamin was among the scorers; with a 49th. minute penalty.

Locally in the Northern League, Dunston UTS defeated Ryhope 2;0. Dale Burrell scored the opener in the 18th minute.  

Newcastle Benfield defeated Jarrow Roofing 4;0 with Paul Brayson netting 2 first half goals & missing a second half penalty.

There was also a goal from Ben Sayer in the second half of their 5;0 victory over Newton Aycliffe. 

In Division II of the Northern League, Thornaby lost 4;2 to Bedlington Terriers. Louis Johnson scored 17th minute

OCT.30th

England Under 17’s won their final European Qualifier 3:0 against Austria. Lewis Gibson scored in the 39th minute.

Scotland Under 19’s defeated Israel 1;0 in their European Qualifier. Owen Gallagher played an hour at inside left 

OCT.31st

Newcastle UNDER 23’s played MIDDLESBROUGH at home at St James Park in the Development League. They won 2(2) : 0(0). The goal scorers were; SEAN LONGSTAFF (5 mins), YASIN BENEL-MHANNI (24 mins).The attendance was 508 & referee was Martin Coy (Co. Durham).                                           

NUFC; FREDDIE WOODMAN, CALLUM WILLIAMS (SUB- 62 MICHAEL NEWBERRY), OWEN BAILEY, STUART FINDLAY, LIAM GIBSON, JACK HUNTER, DAN BARLASER, JAMIE HOLMES, SEAN LONGSTAFF, YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI (SUB- 81 DAN WARD), LUKE CHARMAN (SUB-62 TOM HEARDMAN).                                                  

BORO; JOSEPH FRYER, CALLUM JOHNSON, JORDAN McGHEE, BRYN MORRIS, JAMES HUSBAND, JOSEF WHEATLEY, GRANT LEDBITTER, LEWIS MALONEY, MITCHELL CURRY (SUB- 56 JOAO MORELLI), CALLUM COOKE, CARLOS DE PENA       .

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BULLETIN 66-  NOVEMBER 2016 REVIEW 

Newcastle continued where they left off in the Championship, with a club record of 10 consecutive wins beckoning; they lost 1;0 at home Blackburn at the end of the month, ending the winning steak of 9 back to back games. In the League Cup ¼ Final at the end of the month away to Hull City, despite having the better of the chances, the game ended all square after extra time & then it was case of same old story, we lost on penalties.
 
It’s the Website’s ‘Toon Tracker’ sections tidy up time; with all the transfer movements in & out the club . If your looking for a player, refer to the Indexes & it will help locating a player. There are now a total of 615 players in this past & present.
The current players who have full Player Profiles have also been updated. Some new information on war hero Richard Harker has come to light & has been added to his profile. There has also been a return to look again at the Newcastle Rangers football club; focusing who these original pioneers of football in Newcastle were. Frustratingly there are games, line ups and player information that are still to be found; which will no doubt lead to a future revisit. Finally, yet another ex players Testimonial has been added; Peter Haddock’s big night when at Leeds. Finally, there is also a belated obituary for Tommy Mulgrew who died at the beginning of the year.      
 
OBITUARY; THOMAS (TOMMY) MULGREW
 
DIED: JAN. 12TH.2016, NORTHAMPTON. (Aged 86).
DOB: APRIL 13th.1929, MOTHERWELL, SCOTLAND.
POSITION: FORWARD.
 
Career:
CLELAND (JUNIORS- Post WWII), GREENOCK MORTON (MAR.1948 To 1949), NORTHAMPTON TOWN (JUL.1949 To OCT.1952- 8 League Apps; 1 Goal),  
NUFC (TRANSFER FEE- £9 000 OCT.1952 To JUL.1954).
SOUTHAMPTON (TRANSFER FEE- £12 500 (joint Deal with Foulkes) JUL.1954 To AUG.1962, Total Apps; 330, 293 League, 100 Goals; 90 League Goals),
ALDERSHOT (AUG.1962 To AUG.1965- League Apps 112, 2 Goals ), ANDOVER (1965),
 
Honours:
 
ENGLISH DIVISION III CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER 1959-60) (SOUTHAMPTON.).
 
NUFC: 1st TEAM RECORD; Total Apps; 15, (14 League,1 FA Cup);1 League Goal.
*DEBUT- NOV.8TH.1952, BLACKPOOL, Won 2;0, Division 1.
 
Tommy Mulgrew’s early playing career was in Scotland in his developmental years in Scotland. Firstly with Cleland and then Morton. His first club in England was Northampton Town, who signed him July 1949. Despite only limited appearances with them, Newcastle saw talent in his play and signed him for £9000 in October 1952. He made his debut a month later in November in a 2:0win over Blackpool. He got to featured inmost of his other league games for the club during the 1952-53 season, culminating in on May 1ST in a 1;0 victory over Aston Villa. Newcastle completed the season in a modest 16th place. . He also featured the sides FA Cup 3rd Round 3;0 win over Swansea in January. Opportunities to feature in the first team became harder as the season progressed due to stiff competition from a very strong squad. Tommy’s only senior game the following season, was also the game when he scored his one goal for Newcastle. This was on October 10th; scoring the only goal of the game in a 1;0 victory over Wolves.   
 
In a joint Deal with Billy Foulkes the paired moved to Southampton in July 1954, for a combined fee of £12 500. His career got off top a great start scoring a Southampton club record home goal after only 15 seconds in their 6;4 win over Brentford. He was  popular player with the ‘Saints’ & his career there peeked with the claiming of the Division III championship in 1960. His time at the Dell came to an end in August 1962. During his 8 season at Southampton he had clocked up a tremendous 325 competitive appearances, of which 293 were in the league. His league goal tally of 90 goals makes him the 10th highest in the clubs history; while his appearances place as Southampton’s 17th most highest. Tommy’s final league club was Aldershot after leaving Southampton in August 1962. This was following dispute over terms; at a time when more players were challenging their clubs for a better deal. He went on to play in another 112 league games, but only scored twice. From August 1965 he carried on his carer briefly with non league Andover, before retiring from the game. He resided in Northampton & worked as a groundsman at a local steel factory in Rothwell, continuing to reside in Northampton until he sadly died aged 86 in January 2016.     
 
NOV.1st
 
SJP
hosted a Heart Foundation Charity Dinner was held in the Bamborough Suite with the NUFC Foundation presenting their annual awards. It was attended by Rafa Benetez & a number of the current players; including Vurnon Anita, Matt Ritchie, Ayoze Perez, Karl Darlow, Jamaal Lascelles, Dwight Gayle & Isaac Hayden. Others present included Steve Harper & Lee Charnley.   
 
Josh Carmichael signed for Sunderland RCA.
 
NOV.2nd
 
Newcastle Benfield beat West Allotment 2;0. Paul Brayson scored both their goals. The match also marked the debut of goalkeeper Mark Cook, who had signed for them, the previous day.
 
NOV.3rd
 
Shakhtar Donetsk are looking certain to qualify through to the next phase of the Europa League; following a 5;3 victory over Gent in Group H. Facundo Ferreyra scored in the 87th minute.   
 
NOV.4TH
 
Having triggered his transfer clause; on completing a required number of appearances for Marseille; Florian Thauvin was resigned by them for an undisclosed fee reported to be about £10 million.
 
Paul Woolston went out on loan to Blyth Spartans.
 
Nicky Butt was appointed as Manchester United Under 23’s / reserve team interim manager.
 
Adam Rundle signed for Hebburn Town.
 
NOV.5TH
 
Newcastle returned to Championship action at home to CARDIFF CITY. They won 2(2) : 1(0).  The match preceded by the waiving of 12 ‘legend flags’ in the Gallowgate end. The Goal Scorers were: CHRISTRIAN ATSU (3 mins), YOAN GOUFFRAN (45 mins), NUFC
. PETER WHITTINGHAM (77 mins), Cardiff. The attendance was another massive  51 257, Referee: Tony Harrington (Cleveland)
NUFC: KARL DARLOW, DEANDRE YEDLIN, CIARAN CLARK, JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, ISAAC HAYDEN, JONJO SHELVEY, CHRISTIAN ATSU (SUB- 89 MOHAMED DIAME), YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 72 VURNON AITA), AYOZE PEREZ, ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC,
CARDIFF: BEN AMOS, LEE PELTIER, JOE BENNETT, SEAN MORRISON, JOE RALLS, CRAIG NOONE )SUB-74 KADEEM HARRIS), SOL BAMBA, KIERAN RICHARDSON (SUB- 73 PETER WHITTINGHAM), ARON GUNNARSSON, RICKIE LAMBERT (SUB- 72 MAROUANE CHAMAKH), JUNIOR HOILETT.

NUFC Under 18’s travelled to play STOKE CITY, away at the Clayton Wood Training Ground in the academy league. They lost 2(2) : 5(1). Goal Scorers; JORDAN GREENIDGE (3 GOALS- 11, 62 & 88 mins), HARVEY READ (59 mins), LEWIS CASS (og- 65 mins), Stoke. MACKENZIE HEANEY (18 mins), MATTY LONGSTAFF (26 mins), NUFC
NUFC; BEN SMITH, YANNICK AZIAKONOU, CRAIG SPOONER, LEWIS CASS, ELIAS SORENSEN, OWEN GALLAGHER (SUB- 78 THOMAS ALLAN), DAN LOWTHER (SUB- 78 MACE GOODRIDGE), CALLUM SMITH, MATTY LONGSTAFF, MACKENZIE HEANEY
, ADAM WILSON.

STOKE; MATE DECZKI, MOHAMMED DIALLO, VAZOUMANA KARAMOKO (SUB- 55 CONNOR RUSSO), TOM EDWARDS, HARVEY READ, LUIS SILVA, KRISTOFER SZERETO, JOEL KADUBA (SUB- 86 SCOTT WARA), JORDAN GREENIDGE, JACOB TWYFORD, VENANCIO DA SILVA MONTEIRO. 

Elsewhere, the Premier League; Sunderland weathered a storm & an 11th minute goal from Bournemouth’s Dan Gosling, to get their first win of the season 2:1.

It was FA Cup 1ST round day for the lower divisions & Port Vale defeated Stevenage 1;0, thanks to a Remie Streete goal in the 38th  minute.

Northampton Town defeated non league Harrow Borough 6;0. JJ. Hooper scored the sixth in the 90th minute.
 
In the Northern League, Morpeth Town continued their strong start with 5;2 victory over Seaham Red Star. Ben Sayer scored one of the goals in the 21st minute. 
 
Josh Carmichael made his debut for Sunderland RCA.
 
Finally, in the Northern Alliance Premier, North Shields Athletic defeated Wallington 6;1. Ryan McGorrigan scored of the goals.
 
NOV.6TH
 
FA Cup 1st Round action continued & Hartlepool United defeated non league Stamford 3;0. Nicky Deverdics scored in the 65th minute.
 
Sheffield United trounced Leyton Orient 6;0. Chris Basham was among the goal scorers; netting in the 22nd. minute.
 
Notts County & Boreham Wood drew 2;2 & will go to a replay. Adam Campbell scored both their goals; in the 60th & 83rd minutes.
 
In the Premier League, Liverpool went top with a 6;1 demolition of Watford. Georgino Wijnaldum scored their 6th in the 91st minute.  
 
NOV.7TH.
 
Newcastle’s UNDER 23’s, played BRISTOL CITY away at Twerton Park, Bath in the Under 23’s Premier League Cup. They won 2(2)_: 1(0). The goal scorers were SEAN LONGSTAFF (19 mins), LUKE CHARMAN (45 mins), NUFC. DIEGO DE GIROLAMO (85 mins), Bristol. Attendance not known & the referee was Christopher O’ Donnell; Bedfordshire.                    NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, CALLUM WILLIAMS (SUB- 45 BEN SMITH), OWEN BAILEY, STUART FINDLAY, LIAM GIBSON, JACK HUNTER, DAN BARLASER, JAMIE HOLMES, SEAN LONGSTAFF, YASIN BEN EL-MHAMMI (SUB- 64 CALLUM ROBERTS), LUKE CHARMAN.         

BRISTOL CITY: IVAN LUCIC, CHARLIE HARRIS, GEORGE NURSE (SUB- 52 JACK CHALLIS), MARLON PACK, KODI LYONS-FOSTER, LLOYD KELLY, GUSTAV ENGVAL (SUB- 55 CONNOR EVANS), JOSH BROWNHILL, DIEGO DE GIROLAMO, SHAWN McCOULSKEY, GEORGE DOWLING (SUB- 77 JOE MORRELL).

NOV.8th

Shrewsbury Town won their latest Checkatrade Football League Trophy Group G match; defeating Swindon Town 3;0. Ivan Toney scored in the 14th. minute.

NOV.9th

England Under 20’s won their opening Continental Cup match 8;1 verses Nigeria. Adam Armstrong scored a hat trick, netting in the 20th 27th & 70th minutes.

Scotland Under 21’s lost 4;0 to Slovakia in a friendly. Kyle Cameron featured at left back until the 71st minute & Lubo Satka was half time sub for Slovakia.

Holland drew 1;1 with Belgium in an international friendly. Georginio Wijnaldum featured at inside right until the last minute.

In the Checkatrade Trophy, Notts County lost 2;1 to Sunderland Under 23’s despite a 49th minute goal from Adam Campbell.

Southampton Under23’s progressed with a 4’;0voctory over Crawley. Olumola was among the scorers, netting in the 78th minute     

Bradford City lost 2;3 to Morecambe, despite 2 goals from Haris Vuckic, who scored in the 52nd & 83rd minutes.

Coventry City also progressed in the trophy, defeating Wycombe Wanderers 4;2, with Gael Bigirimana scoring in the 86TH minute  

Finally, Northumberland FA appointed Steve Harper as an Ambassador.
 
NOV.10th
 
England Under 20’s lost their latest Continental Cup match to South Korea 2;l, with Freddie Woodman in goal.
 
England Under 21’s defeated Italy 3;2 in a friendly; with Isaac Hayden in the side.
 
Emmanuel Riviere scored for Real Osasuna in friendly verses Eiba; which they won 4;0.
 
Joey Barton & Rangers terminated their contract by mutual consent.
 
NOV.11TH
 
Rafa Benitez
was announced as the Sky Bet Manager of the Month for October.
 
Scotland lost 3;0 to England in a World Cup Qualifier; with Grant Hanley in the side. Matt Ritchie came on as a 81st minute sub. Darren Fletcher also played
 
The USA lost their World Cup qualifier 2;1 to Mexico. Yedlin DeAndre was a 74th minute sub.
 
Serbia  & Wales drew 1;1 in their qualifier; with Aleksandar Mitrovic scoring his sides equaliser in the 85th minute.
 
Ireland defeated Austria 1;0 with Ciaran Clark in the side. 
 
Senegal lost 2;1 to South Africa. Mohamed Diame played the first half for his country.
 
In Group D France beat Sweden 2;1 with Moussa Sissoko playing.
 
Northern Ireland defeated Azerbaijan 4;0, with Shane Ferguson featuring 73 minutes
 
Canada lost 2;0 to the Korea Republic. David Edgar played the 1st half at right back.
 
Finally England Under 20’s won their latest Continental Cup match 4;1 verses Iran. Adam Armstrong scored early in the first half & Freddie Woodman played in goal. The result gave England top place to claim the trophy.
 
NOV.12th
 
Newcastle UNDER 18’s played MANCHESTER UNITED at home in the Academy League at Little Benton & lost 0(0) ;4(2
). The goals were scored by ANGEL GOMES (34 mins), CALLUM GRIBBIN (35 mins- Pen), JOSHUA BOHUI (67 mins), INDY BOONAN (88 mins). Heaney was sent off in 70th minute
NUFC; NATHAN HARKER, CRAIG SPOONER, ADAM WILSON, MATTY LONGSTAFF, OWEN BAILEY (capt), LEWIS CASS, OWEN GALLAGHER, MACE GOODRIDGE (SUB-75 OLIVER LONG), ELIAS SORENSEN (SUB- 61 DAN LOWTHER),   MACKENZIE HEANEY (Sent Off- 70 mins), CALLUM SMITH (SUB- 61 THOMAS ALLAN).
MAN.UTD; ILIAS MOUTHA-SEBTAOUI, LEE O’CONNOR, JAKE KENYON, TYRELL WARREN, MAX DUNNE, CALLUM WHELAN, CALLUM GRIBBIN, ETHAN HAMILTON (SUB- 72 DARREN McINTOSH-BUFFONGE), NISHAN BURKHART (SUB- 63 JOSHUA BOHUI)), ANGEL GOMES, AIDAN BARLOW (SUB- 63 INDY BOONAN).   
 
Elsewhere in League One, Nile Ranger scored twice for Southend in their 4;1 victory over Bury. He scored in the 9th & 61st minutes.
 
In the FA Trophy 2nd Qualifying Round; Alun Armstrong’s Blyth Spartans defeated Halesowen 4;3 in a thrilling encounter. Sub Matty Pattison was a their two goal hero; scoring in the 82nd & 89th minutes. Those involved included Paul Woolston,  subs Richardson & Nicholson.
 
FA Vase 2nd Round action, saw Newton Aycliffe progress with a fine 4;0 victory over Worksop Town. Dennis Knight scored one of their goals.
 
South Shields also won through to the next round beating Marske 2;0. Carl Finnigan scored their opener in the 15th minute.
 
In the Northern League, Ashington edged itin a 3;2 win over Bishop Auckland. Michael Hoganson scored for Auckland in the 21st minute; with their side also including Francis.
 
In the Division Two tie between Hebburn Town & Ryton, Hebburn won 2;1 thanks to 2 goals from debutant Adam Rundle in the 48th & 52nd  minutes. 
 
In the Northern Alliance; North Shields Athletic continued their battled for the top of the table, with a 3;0 over Gateshead Rutherford. Ryan McGorrrigan scored two of their goals.
 
Havant & Waterlooville defeated Billericay Town 5;0, the FA Trophy  2nd Qualifying Rd. Jason Prior scored 3 Goals;- 57,71 (Pen) & 75 (Pen) mins.
 
Finally, down in Lancashie in the Under 18’s league, Rochdale beat Burnley 2;1. Both goals were scored by recent signing David Owusu.
 
NOV.13th
 
The Democratic Republic of Congo defeated Guinea 2;1 in their African Group A World Cup Qualifier. Chancel Mbemba played the while match at right half.
 
Ghana lost their World Cup Qualifier with Egypt 2;0. Christian Atsu featured at outside left. 
 
Holland beat Luxembourg 3;1 in their Group A qualifier. Georginio Wijnaldum featured.
 
Switzerland defeated the Faroe Island 2;0, in a qualifier. Joan Edmundsson played.
 
NOV.14th
 
England Under 21’s lost 2;3 to France. Isaac Hayden was a 82nd minute sub.
 
NOV.15th
 
England drew 2;2 with Spain in an International Friendly. Andros Townsend appeared as a sub in the 65th minute.
 
France drew 0;0 with Ivory Coast in a friendly & Moussa Sissoko was a half time sub
 
Hungary lost 2;0 to Sweden, with Tomas Kadar in the line up.
 
NOV.16TH
 
Serbia lost 2;0 to the Ukraine in a friendly. Aleksandar Mitrovic was a 69th minute sub.    
 
Mechack Kanda scored 2 goals, netting in the 44th & 90th minutes in Newcastle Benfield 5;0 victory over Darlington RA in the 2nd Rd of the Northern League Cup.
 
NOV.18th
 
Ayoze Perez
was announced as gaining the Sky Bet Goal of Month for October; for his goal ‘v’ Ipswich.
 
Lee Kerr signed for Jarrow Roofing, in time for Saturdays Northern League match.
 
NOV.19th.
 
Newcastle UNDER 18’s played WEST BROM, at home at Little Benton in the Academy League. They lost 0(0) : 2(1). The goal scorers were an own goal by NATHAN HARKER
(Header from PIERCE hit bar + then keeper- 16 mins), SAMFRON DOOL (60 mins). Heaney was stretchered off with an injury.
NUFC; NATHAN HARKER, CRAIG SPOONER, ADAM WILSON, MATTY LONGSTAFF, LEWIS CASS, YANNICK AZIAKONOU, OWEN GALLAGHER, DAN LOWTHER, THOMAS ALLAN, MACKENZIE HEANEY (SUB-40 MACE GOODRIDGE), CALLUM SMITH
WEST BROM; Included; JASKO KERANOVIC, DANIEL MEREDITH, SAMFRON DOOL, RAMIS NABI, ALEX BRADLEY, EVAN PIERCE…
 
Elsewhere, it was an afternoon to forget for Jamie Sterry, who put through his own net in the 30th minute; in Coventry’s 4;1 defeated to Oxford United.
 
In the Northern League, Jarrow Roofing back to winning ways with a 3;2 win over Ashington. Lee Kerr made his debut at inside right.
 
At the top end of the table, South Shields hammered Guisborough Town 6;0. Carl Finnigan scored twice, in the 15th & 48th minutes. Craig Baxter also featured, while Stewart Bath was in the Guisborough side.
 
Newcastle Benfield battled to a 3;1 win over Chester Le Street. Paul Brayson missed a penalty early in the game, he also had an effort in the 21st minute, which hit the post, was followed in by Scott who scored. Brayson also assisted his sides second goal in the 37th minute.
 
Finally, over in the Ukraine, Facundo Ferreyra scored his 6th goal in consecutive games for Shakhtar Donetsk. He scored in 77th minute in his sides 2;1 league win over Karpaty  
 
NOV.20TH
 
NEWCASTLE travelled to play LEEDS UNITED away at Elland Road in the Championship. They won 2(1) :0(0). DWIGHT GAYLE scored both goals in the 22nd & 54th minutes. Attendance: 36 002 Referee: Graham Scott (Oxfordshire). Being the first competitive match between the 2 sides since Gary Speeds death, a minutes applause took place in the 11th  minute.
NUFC; KARL DARLOW, VURNON ANITA, JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt), CIARAN CLARK, PAUL DUMMETT, MATT RITCHIE, JONJO SHELVEY, JACK COLBACK (SUB- 83 ISAAC HAYDEN), YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 76 MOHAMED DIAME), AYOZE PEREZ, DWIGHT GAYLE (SUB –79 ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC).
LEEDS; ROB GREEN, LUKE AYLING, PONTUS JANSSON, KYLE BARTLEY, CHARLIE TAYLOR, KEMAR ROOFE, KALVIN PHILLIPS, RONALDO VIEIRA (SUB- 62 HADI SACKO), EUNAN O’KANE, SOULEYMANE DOUKARA (SUB- 78 MARCUS ANTONSSON), CHRIS WOOD
 
NOV.21st
 
Newcastle’s UNDER 23’s played WEST BROM. At home at Little Benton in the Under 23’s League. It ended in a 1(1) : 1(0) draw.  The goal scorers were; DARYL MURPHY 44 mins, NUFC
. JACK FITZWATER (85 mins Pen). Attendance; 123, Referee; Andrew Miller (Durham). Longstaff came close to scoring in the 79th ; when his shot hit the inside of the post & Haidara also clipped the bar .
NUFC; FREDDIE WOODMAN, CALLUM WILLIAMS, OWEN BAILEY, STUART FINDLAY, MASSADIO HAIDARA, DAN BARLASER, JACK HUNTER (SUB- 57 YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI), SEAN LONGSTAFF, ACHRAF LAZAAR, DARYL MURPHY (SUB- 45 LUKE CHARMAN).
WEST BROM; BRADLEY HOUSE, KANE WILSON, CALLAM JONES, SHAUN DONNELLAN, JACK FITZWATER, DARA O’SHEA, ALEX BRADLEY (SUB- 51 ZACK ELBOUZEDI), SAM FIELD, MARCUS FORSS (SUB- 69 ROBBIE McCOURT), REKEEM HARPER, CHAY SCRIVENS (SUB- 81 DANNY BARBIR) 
 
NOV.22ND
 
Hartlepool United beat Accrington in League II. Nicky Deverdics got himself on the score sheet in the 62nd, minute.
 
Blyth Spartans demolished Bedlington Terriers 11;1 in the Northumberland Senior Cup. Michael Richardson scored 4 of the goals, netting in the 4th, 52nd, 62nd & 76th minutes. Matty Pattison also scored in the 58th minute. 
 
With the Norwegian season at end with Valdres FK;  Mark Doninger returned to the North East to signed for high flying Northern League side Morpeth Town.
 
NOV.23rd
 
Hebburn Town drew 3.3 with Billingham Town, but lost 5;3 on penalties, to be knocked out of the Ernest Armstrong Memorial Trophy; in the 2nd Rd. Adam Rundle assisted Hebburn’s 2nd goal; with Davison scoring from his corner in the 44th minute.
 
NOV.26TH
 
Newcastle played BLACKBURN ROVERS at home in the league, hoping for a 10th. consecutive competitive win. Unfortunately, with the League Cup game looming players were rested, the side failed to gel & performed below par. They lost 0(0) : 1(0). CHARLIE MULGREW scored the only goal of the game in the 75th minute. The attendance 52 092 & the referee was David Coote from Nottinghamshire.
NUFC: KARL DARLOW, DEANDRE YEDLIN, CIARAN CLARK, CHANCEL MBEMBA (SUB- 85 DWIGHT GAYLE), JESUS GAMEZ (SUB- 55 PAUL DUMMETT), JONJO SHELVEY, ISAAC HAYDEN, MATT RITCHIE, AYOZE PEREZ, CHRISTIAN ATSU, ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC.
BLACKBURN: JASON STEELE, DERRICK WILLIAMS, JASON LOWE, CHARLIE MULGREW, DARRAGH LENIHAN, CRAIG CONWAY, CORRY EVANS, LIAM FEENEY, BEN MARSHALL, SAM GALLAGHER (SUB- 62 MARVIN EMNES), DANNY GRAHAM. 
 
The UNDER 18’s were due to play EVERTON away in the league at the Finch Farm Training Ground. However, the match was postponed before kick off due to dense fog. The line up was named as Nathan Harker, Craig Spooner, Adam Wilson, Matty Longstaff, Owen Bailey, Yannick Aziakonou, Dan Lowther, Mace Goodridge, Owen Gallagher, Sangare?, Callum Smith.  
 
Elsewhere; Liverpool held second top spot in the Premier League, with a 2;0 win over Sunderland. James Milner fired home a 90th minute penalty for the second. Wijnaldum also featured, as did Van Aanholt for Sunderland.
 
Dropping into the Northern League, Morpeth Town defeated Jarrrow Roofing 4;0, despite a scare in the opening 30 seconds when Lee Kerr hit the bar. Ben Sayer scored twice; in the 25th & 36th minutes; while new signing Mark Doninger came on as a sub to score late in the game. Forster & Grieve also featured.
 
South Shields defeated Dunston UTS 3;1. Carl Finnigan scored their opener with an 11th minute header. Baxter also played & Burrell was in the Dunston side.
 
NOV.28TH
 
Newcastle’s UNDER 23’s travelled to the Lancs FA Ground, Leyland, to play BLACKBURN ROVERS away in the league. They won 2(0) :0(0). The Goal Scorers were; STUART FINDLAY (55), CALLUM ROBERTS (84). The Assist came from ADAM WILSON on his debut. Attendance; 269. Referee; Joseph Johnson (Liverpool)
NUFC; FREDDIE WOODMAN, CALLUM WILLIAMS, CURTIS GOOD, STUART FINDLAY, LIAM GIBSON, JACK HUNTER (capt), DANIEL BARLASER, CALLUM ROBERTS, DAN WARD (SUB- 88 LUBO STAKA), EL- MHANNI (SUB- 65 ADAM WILSON),LUKE CHARMAN (SUB- 72 TOM HEARDMAN)
BLACKBURN: ANDY FISHER, ADAM HENLEY (SUB- 57 WILLEM TOMLINSON), MATTHEW PLATT, WES BROWN, JACK DOYLE, CONNOR MAHONEY, LEWIS TRAVIS, LEWIS HARDCASTLE (SUB- 76 LEWIS MANSELL), JOE RANKIN-COSTELLO (SUB- 80 CONNOR THOMSON), ANTHONY STOKES, JACK BYRNE.   
 
NOV.29th
 
Newcastle travelled to play premier league side HULL CITY, away at the KCOM Stadium; in the EFL (League) Cup Quarter Final . Despite having a number of chances to score, the game was goalless after 90 minutes, with Hull getting a play went off near the end. At the end of Extra Time the score was1;1 & went to a penalty shoot out. The Goal Scorers were: MOHAMED DIAME (98 mins), NUFC, ROBERT SNODGRASS (99 mins), Hull. Lazaar hit the bar in extra time. For the record here’s how we exited from the competition in the Penalty Shoot Out::
NUFC: JONJO SHELVEY (Pen Saved),DWIGHT GAYLE (Missed- Hit the Bar), CHRISTIAN ATSU (Scored), YOAN GOUFFRAN (Pen Saved).
HULL: ROBERT SNODGRASS (Scored), MICHAEL DAWSON (Scored), TOM HUDDLESTONE (Scored). There was a minute’s silence before the kick off for the victims of the Columbia plane crash, which killed most of the Chapecoense football team from Brazil. The attendance was 16 243 & the Referee was Neil Swarbrick (Lancashire).
NUFC: MATZ SELS, VURNON ANITA (SUB- 109 DEANDRE YEDLIN), JAMAAL LASCELLES, CIARAN CLARK, ACHRAF LAZAAR,ISAAC HAYDEN (SUB- 105 DARYL MURPHY), JONJO SHELVEY, MATT RITCHIE (SUB-81 CHRISTIAN ATSU), MOHAMED DIAME, YOAN GOUFFRAN, DWIGHT GAYLE.
HULL; EDLIN JAKUPOVIC, AHMED ELMOHAMADY (SUB- 79 JAMES WEIR), ANDY ROBERTSON (SUB- 79 JOSH TYMON), MICHAEL DAWSON, HARRY MAGUIRE, TOM HUDDLESTONE, DAVID MEYLER, JAKE LIVERMORE (SUB- 79 MARKUS HENRIKSEN), ADAMA DIOMANDE, ROBERT SNODGRASS, DIEUMERCI MBOKANI (Sent Off- 89). 
 
Elsewhere, in the FA Vase 2nd Round, Dunston UTS beat Hemsworth MW 3;1. Dale Burrell scored 2 of the goals; in the 20th & 88th minutes.
 
In the Northern League; Bishop Auckland defeated Ryhope CW 4;1. Michael Hoganson scored his fourth in the 88th minute. 

NOV.30TH 

Michael Richardson left  Blyth Spartans to join South Shields.            

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BULLETIN 67  -  DECEMBER 2016 REVIEW

League action continued & there was a defeat at Nottingham Forest, before getting back to winning ways. There were mixed results over the Christmas week, with defeat on Boxing Day, before ending the year back in top spot in the Championship, defeating Forest in the return game 3:1. 
 
It was also announced the club had signed promising Spanish youngster 'Juanito' from Recreativo De Huelva. They also brought in Tyrique Bartlett on trial. Both are now added to the Toon Tracker database.
 
This months big addition to the Website’s database is a Review of the clubs 1996-97 Season. The season that began full of promise & the record signing of Shearer. Despite a poor showing in the Charity Shield & this would be the season that the Keegan’s entertainers’ era came to an end, they finished the season as runners up in league, gaining Champions League entry & there was also the unforgettable 5:0 demolition of Man. Utd.
 
With sadness, we report that the last month of year also saw the loss of a well respected ex Newcastle player. Albert Bennett passed away Dec. 21st. aged 72. Below is a tribute to him. 

ALBERT (‘ankles’) BENNETT – OBITUARY

DIED: DEC.21st.2016, SPROWSTON, near NORWICH?. (Aged 72).
DOB: JUL.16th.1944, CHESTER MOOR, near CHESTER LE STREET, Co DURHAM.
POSITION: FORWARD.
 
Career:
CHESTER MOORS CW  (1959-60), NUFC (AMATEUR JUNIOR- 1960).
ROTHERHAM UNITED (APPRENTICE JUNIOR- MAY 1960, The PRO. FEB.6TH..1962 To JUL.1965; Total League Apps; 121, 83 Goals), NUFC (TRANSFER FEE- £27 500; JUL.22ND.1965 To FEB.1969)
NORWICH CITY (TRANSFER FEE- £25 000 FEB.25TH1969 To MAR.30TH 1971- Total League Apps: 60, 16 Goals- Retired Due To Injury). BURY ST EDMUNDS TOWN (PLAYER/MANAGER- JUL.1972). SPROWSTON ATHLETIC.
THURLT0N. YARMOUTH TOWN (OCT.1979 To MAY 1981).
SPROWSTON ATHLETIC. CARROW FC, QUEBEC ROVERS,
SPROWSTON THURSDAY TAVERNERS.
COLEMAN’S MUSTARD FC (MANAGER)
 
Honours:
ENGLAND UNDER 23’S APP; 1, 0 GOALS (1964); NOV.4TH.1964 v WALES. START. (Replaced- 33 mins)
ENGLAND YOUTH APP; 1962
 
NUFC: 1st TEAM RECORD; Total Apps; 89 (+1 Sub), (85 League); 23 Goals (22 League).
*DEBUT- AUG.28TH.1965 v SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY, Lost 0;1.

Albert Bennett’s  early playing career was in his home village of Chester Moor as a youngster in the late 1950’s. He was on Newcastle’s books briefly in 1960 as an amateur junior before being signed up by Rotherham in May. His career took off and soon signed professionally for them. He remained at the club until July 1965, when newly promoted Newcastle’s manager Joe Harvey swooped to signed him to return to Tyneside for a fee of £27 500.  During his time at Rotherham he notched up 83 league goals in 121 appearances. He also appeared for the England Youth team & then gained Under 23’s Cap verses Wales in November 1964. Albert made his debut for Newcastle on August 28th 1965, featured as a forward in a 10 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday. This was football’s first season of allowing a substitute & Albert has the distinction of being the clubs first named sub just prior to his debut. They survived their first season back in the top flight ending the season in a reasonable 15th place. He mainly featured at inside right that season alongside McGarry & Hilley & scored his first goal for Newcastle in September 18th in a 3;2 victory over Burnley. He netted 9 times in 25 league games that season; including getting two against Aston Villa in a 4;2 defeat on January 1st He also scored a in the League Cup when Newcastle got knocked out in the 2nd Round 4;3; against Peterborough. The following season was a relegation battle with goals being hard come by but they the season safely in 20th. place  Albert made another 30 appearances, scoring 3 goals. The 1967-68 saw the club improve their league form & for the first half of the season Albert was first choice at Inside right, clocking up another 27 appearances, scoring 10 goals. This included one on the opening day of the season in a 3;0 win over Southampton. The following season would be his last at Newcastle and he only featured a few more times for them. His final appearance was on January 11th 1969 in 2;1 defeat to Leicester City. Emlyn Hughes famously  nicknamed him ‘crazy horse’ after he ‘rugby style’ tackled the Liverpool player in a game.  A high point of that season was to make an Inter Cities Fairs Cup appearance for Newcastle as a 75th minute sub in a 2nd  Round 2ND Leg 1;0 victory over Sporting Lisbon on November 20th.  Injury’s were already beginning to set back Albert’s career and an ankle weakness, which he would tape up combined with his lucky white boots, earned him the title ‘ankles’ from team mates.

In February 1969, before Newcastle lifted the Fairs Cup, Albert Bennett was transferred to Norwich City. This would be his last professional club, as sadly his career was cut short following a serious knee cartilage injury in 1971. It was at Norwich he scored his only professional hat trick in a league math against Portsmouth in 1970. Before the injury on February 1971 verses Leicester City, Albert made 60 league appearances, scoring 16 goals for the Canaries.  Norwich would honour him with a testimonial match. This was on May 3rd 1972 when Norwich played an All Star XI, that included Jackie Sinclair. He then briefly had a spell as player manager with Bury St. Edmunds & then played for number of non league clubs in the East Anglia region. Albert continued living in the Norwich area .He did various jobs including running a number of pubs in Norwich, the Elm Tavern, the Duke of Norfolk, the Brick makers &  the Angler. He also spent time as a prison officer, a taxi driver and running a catering business. He came back North on occasion to attend ex Newcastle player reunion events. Sadly Albert died aged 72 on December 21st. 2016.

DEC.2nd
 
Newcastle returned to Championship action, with a trip to play away at the City Ground; verses NOTTINGHAM FOREST, The lost a controversial & bizarre match 1(1) : 2(0).
They led at half time through MATT RITCHIE on 45 mins. Forest came back into it in the second half again a 9 man Newcastle who had 2 players sent off & having had 2 penalties saved in the first half in the 32nd from Bendtner & 45th minutes from Landsbury. Clark also had a goal disallowed. Both Dummett & Shelvey later had their red cards quashed on appeal.  Forest’s goals were scored by NICKLAS BENDTNER (52) & MATTY CASH (86). Attendance: 21 317, Referee: Stephen Martin (Staffordshire).   
NUFC: KARL DARLOW, DEANDRE YEDLIN, CIARAN CLARK, JAMAAL LASCELLES, PAUL DUMMETT (Sent Off- 45+ 2), ISAAC HAYDEN, JONJO SHELVEY (Sent Off- 33), MATT RITCHIE, AYOZE PEREZ (SUB- 45 VURNON ANITA), YOAN GOUFRAN (SUB- 77 MOHAMED DIAME), DWIGHT GAYLE (SUB- 87 ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC)
NOTTS FOREST: VLADIMIR STOJKOVIC, ERIC LICHAI, MICHAEL MANCIENNE (SUB- 45 BRITT ASSOMBALONGA), MATT MILLS, DAMIEN PERQUIS, MATTY CASH, THOMAS LAM (SUB- 65 MUSTAPHA CARAYOL), HENRI LANSBURY (Capt), BEN OSBORN, PATJIM KASAMI, NICKLAS BENDTNER (SUB- 79 APOSTOLOS VELLIOS).     
 
The UNDER 23’s were also travelling to play away earlier in the day. They were at the Staplewood Training Ground to take on SOUTHAMPTON in the Under 23’s Premier League Cup. They lost 0(0) : 3(2). The Goal Scorers were; MARCUS BARNES (2 GOALS- 26 & 45) & ex trialist OLUFELA OLOMOLA (78- Pen). The match was played ‘Behind Closed Doors’, & the Referee was Adam Bromley from Plymouth. Adam Wilson made his Under 23’s debut as a sub.      
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, CALLUM WILLIAMS (SUB- 73 MICHAEL NEWBERRY),CURTIS GOOD, STUART FINDLAY, LIAM GIBSON, JACK HUNTER (Capt), DAN BARLASER, CALLUM ROBERTS, DAN WARD (SUB- 64 YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI), LIAM SMITH (SUB- 58 ADAM WILSON), TOM HEARDMAN.
SOUTHAMPTON; HARRY LEWIS, RICHARD BAKARY, WILL WOOD, OLLIE COOK, ALFIE JONES, CALLUM SLATTERY, OLUFELA OLOMOLA, ARMANI LITTLE (SUB- 73 HARLEY WILLARD), MARCUS BARNES, THOMAS O’CONNOR, LLOYD ISGROVE.
 
DEC.3rd
 
Newcastle UNDER 18’s played on Saturday morning away to WOLVES in the Academy League at the Sir Jack Hayward Training Centre. The won 2(0) : 1(1).
Goal Scorers: AUSTIN SAMUELS (37), Wolves. KIERAN APLIN (61), MACE GOODRIDGE (65), NUFC. The game marked the debut of recent trialist Mo Sangare who has signed for the club & Huuhtanen as a sub keeper. Referee; Blake Antrobus (Shropshire). 
NUFC: BEN SMITH (SUB- 71 OTTO HUUHTANEN), CRAIG SPOONER, KIERAN APLIN, MATTY LONGSTAFF, OWEN BAILEY, LEWIS CASS, , OWEN GALLAGHER (SUB- 80 THOMAS ALLAN), DAN LOWTHER (SUB- 45 LEWIS McNALL), MACE GOODRIDGE, MOHAMMED SANGARE, CALLUM SMITH
WOLVES: RORY BROWN, BRADLEY CARR, JOSH HESSON, DAN McKENNA, BRANDON BALL, DION SANDERSON, AUSTIN SAMUELS, ELLIOT WARD, JORDAN ALLAN, TAYLOR PERRY, RYAN GILES
(No Subs Used)
 
Elsewhere, Andy Carroll scored a late consolation goal in the 83rd minute for West Ham; as they lost 5;1 to Arsenal.
 
In the FA Vase 3rd Round, Morpeth Town came back from a 1;0 deficit at half time, to defeat Newton Aycliffe 3;2. Matty Grieve scored his sides equalising first goal in the 47th minute.
 
South Shields also progressed by beating Staveley Miners Welfare 3;0. Michael Richardson had a great debut, scoring 2 first half goals. 
 
Finally, over in Switzerland Young Boys beat FC Basel 3:1.77th minute sub Kevin Mbabu scored in the 79th minute.
 
DEC.4th
 
In the FA Cup 2nd Round; Bolton Wanderers battled to a 3;2 victory over Sheffield United. Sammy Ameobi scored in the first minute of the second half
 
Millwall defeated non league Braintree Town 5:2 to progress. Shane Ferguson was among their goal scorers, netting in the 25th minute.
 
Notts. County verses Peterborough United ended in a 2:2 draw & requires a replay. Adam Campbell scored one of the goals in the 42nd minute. 
 
Finally, over the channel in France; Marseille beat Nancy 3;0. Florian Thauvin  scored one of the goals.
 
DEC.5th
 
The club announced that Assistant Coach Ian Cathro had been allowed to leave the club to join Hearts as there new Head Coach.
 
DEC.6th
 
An Evening with DARTS LEGENDS; Keith Deller, Bobby George, Steve Beaton & Kevin Painter in the Bamburgh Suite at SJP. (Eric Bristow was withdrawn from the event after making insensitive controversial comments on TV about recent abused footballers who have spoken out). The night was a well attended great success, with each darts legend in the above order, taking on 4 members of the audience; whose chance came via a raffle. It was a close call on a couple of occasions, but they manage to win every match. 
 
The NINE Bar at the ground also hosted a busy Quiz Evening to raise funds for the Gallowgate Flags Fund. The successful evening raised £1700;with prizes being presented by first team players Paul Dummett & Matt Ritchie.
 
Alan Shearer was at Buckingham Palace to receive his CBE award for his work for charity. He was presented his award by Prince William.
 
Having already played for Blyth Town on trial, Adam Laidler officially signed for the club.
 
DEC.7th
 
Newcastle’s UNDER 23’s travelled to Craik Park to play MORPETH TOWN in the Northumberland Senior Cup 2nd Rd. They won a closely fought tie 3(2) : 2(1). The goal scorers were; CALLUM ROBERTS (14), TOM HEARDMAN (19), DAN WARD (76), NUFC. MATTY GRIEVE (44), MARK DAVISON (51), Morpeth. Mark Doninger, Ben Sayer, Stephen Forster also featured for Morpeth. The attendance was 345 & the referee was Paul Brown from Westerhope, Newcastle.
NUFC: FREDDIE WOODMAN, DAN BARLASER, CALLUM WILLIAMS, STUART FINDLAY, LIAM GIBSON, JACK HUNTER (capt), DAN WARD, LIAM SMITH (SUB- 70 LUKE CHARMAN), CALLUM ROBERTS, JAMIE HOLMES (SUB- 77 YASIN EL MHANNI), TOM HEARDMAN.
MORPETH; KARL DRYDEN, STEPHEN FORSTER, MICHAEL TURNER, MATTY GRIEVE, CHRIS REID, BEN SAYER (SUB- 81 MARK DONINGER), KEITH GRAYDEN, SEAN TAYLOR, JOSEPH WALTON (SUB-81 PAUL ROBINSON), LIAM HENDERSON, MARK DAVISON 
 
DEC.9th
 
NUFC UNDER’S 18TH played PORTSMOUTH in the FA Youth Cup 3rd Away At Fratton Park. They won 4(2) : 1(1) with following Goal Scorers: OWEN GALLAGHER (29), LEWIS McNALL (42), OG-THEO WIDDRINGTON (54), CALLUM SMITH (69), NUFC.
TOMMY SCUTT (34), Portsmouth. Attendance; 832, Referee; Thomas Marshall (Kent). 
NUFC; NATHAN HARKER, CRAIG SPOONER, KIERAN APLIN, MATTY LONGSTAFF, OWEN BAILEY, LEWIS CASS (capt), OWEN GALLAGHER (SUB- 81 DAN LOWTHER), MACE GOODRIDGE, LEWIS McNALL (SUB- 79 THOMAS ALLAN), MOHAMED SANGARE, CALLUM SMITH
PORTSMOUTH; JACK COLLINS, DAN SMITH (SUB- 70 MATTHEW CASEY), EDDIE WAKLEY, THEO WIDDRINGTON (capt), KYLE McDOWELL (SUB- 77 JACK CHANDLER), FREDDIE READ, TOMMY SCUTT, JEZZ BEDFORD, SAM WOODWARD (SUB- 57 OUSMAN SAIDY), HARVEY BRADBURY, MATT MAYES.
 
DEC.10th
 
Newcastle played BIRMINGHAM CITY, at Home in the Championship & won a convincing victory 4(2) ; 0(0). DWIGHT GAYLE was their hat trick hero; scoring in the 18th 24th & 77th minutes, with YOAN GOUFFRAN
netting the other in the 47th minute. The attendance was another bumper crowd of 52 145 & the referee was Andy Davies from Hampshire.
NUFC; KARL DARLOW, VURNON ANITA, CIARAN CLARK, JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt), PAUL DUMMETT, JONJO SHELVEY, ISAAC HAYDEN (SUB- 81 ACHRAF LAZAAR), MATT RITCHIE, MOHAMED DIAME, YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 71 CHRISTIAN ATSU), DWIGHT GAYLE (SUB- 78 ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC).
BIRMINGHAM; TOMASZ KUSZCZAK, RYAN SHOTTON, JOSH DACRES-COGLEY, MICHAEL MORRISON, JONATHAN GROUNDS, ROBERT TESCUE (SUB- 45 MAIKEL KIEFTENBELD), STEPHEN GLEESON, DAVID COTTERILL (SUB- 74 COREY O’KEEFE), GREG STEWART (SUB- 45 LUKAS JUTKIEWICZ), CHE ADAMS, CLAYTON DONALDSON.    
 
In League One, Port Vale lost 4;2 to Northampton Town, despite a 52nd. minute goal  by Ryan Taylor.
 
The League Two match between Newport County & Morecambe was abandoned due to a waterlogged pitch at half time. They were winning 1;0 with Ben Tozer featuring.   
 
Over in Holland, PSV defeated Go Ahead Eagles 1;0. 64th minute sub Siem De Jong scored the only goal of the game in the 68th minute. 
 
In the Northern League, Consett defeated Ryhope CW 4;2. Ryan McKinnon scored in the 30th minute. 
 
Newcastle Benfield drew 2;2 with Guisborough Town, Paul Brayson scored both their goals. He scored in the 58th minute and then converted a penalty in the 64th. minute.
 
Whitley Bay lost 3;1 to Shildon. Chris Moore who recently rejoined the club scored Whitley Bay’s goal after only 3minutes. 
 
In Division Two of the Northern League, high flying Easington Colliery lost 3;1at Blyth Town. Joe Kerridge scored their goal with a 48th minute penalty.    
 
DEC.12th
 
Newcastle’s UNDER 23’s played ASTON VILLA at home in the Development League at St James Park. Won 4(2) : 2(1).Goal
Scorers: ANDRE GREEN (1 min), OG- LUBO STAKA (90+ 3), A.Villa, CURTIS GOOD (12), STUART FINDLAY (42), TOM HEARDMAN (61), LIAM SMITH (74).(C.Roberts- 3 assists) 
Attendance: 534, Referee: Scott Oldham from Lancashire.
NUFC: ROB ELLIOT, CALLUM WILLIAMS, LIAM GIBSON, JACK HUNTER, CURTIS GOOD, STUART FINDLAY (SUB- 78 LUBO SATKA), YASIN EL-MHANNI (SUB- 68 JAMIE HOLMES), DAN BARLASER, TOM HEARDMAN, LUKE CHARMAN (SUB- 62 LIAM SMITH, CALLUM ROBERTS
A.VILLA; VIKTOR JOHANSSON, JOSEPH LINLEY, TOM LEGGETT, EASAH SULIMAN (SUB- 51 JERRELL SELLARS), MITCHELL CLARK, JOHAN ABDO, COREY BLACKETT-TAYLOR (SUB- 58 JORDAN COX), JAKE DOYLE-HAYES (SUB- 74 JACK CLARKE), RUSHIAN HEPBURN-MURPHY, KEINAN DAVIS, ANDRE GREEN.
 
DEC.14TH
 
Newcastle maintained their slender lead at the top of the Championship, with a 2(1) ; 0(0) victory against WIGAN ATHLETIC, away at the DW Stadium. The goal scorers were MOHAMED DIAME (26) & CHRISTIAN ATSU (78
). The attendance was 14 562 & the referee was Simon Hooper from Wiltshire.
NUFC; KARL DARLOW, VURNON ANITA, JAMAAL LASCELLES, CIARAN CLARK, PAUL DUMMETT, MATT RITCHIE (SUB- 69 CHRISTIAN ATSU), JONJO SHELVEY, ISAAC HAYDEN, YOAN GOUFFRAN, MOHAMED DIAME, MARCUS GAYLE (SUB- 82 AYOZE PEREZ)
WIGAN; JUSSI JAASKELAJNEN, LUKE GARBUTT (SUB- 19 ANDY KELLETT), GRAIG MORGAN (SUB- 68 DAN BURN), JAKE BUXTON, STEPHEN WARNOCK, SHAUN MACDONALD (SUB- 80 CRAIG DAVIES), MICHAEL JACOBS, NICK POWER, DAVID PERKINS, YANIC WILDSCHUT, WILL GRIGG.       
 
In the Premier League, Swansea City lost 3;1 to West Brom. Wayne Routledge scored their only goal in the 78th minute.
 
South Shields signed Alex Nicholson. from Blyth Spartans. 
 
Morpeth Town & Penrith played out a 1;1 draw in the Northern League Cup. Before exiting 2;4 in the penalty shoot out. Mark Doninger scored their goal in the 59th minute of normal time with a penalty. He also scored from the spot in the shoot out, while Ben Sayer missed his penalty. Matty Grieve also played.
 
DEC.15th
 
Steven Taylor’s
contract with USA side Portland Timbers, was ended by mutual consent.
 
DEC.16TH 

Newcastle Under 23’s beat STOKE CITY 3(2) ; 2(0) in the Development League at the Clayton Wood Training Ground.  The goal scorers were; CURTIS GOOD (27), LUKE CHARMAN (36), CALLUM ROBERTS (53- Pen & assist- 27), NUFC
. DANIEL JARVIS (66), JAKE DUNWOODY (66), Stoke. Attendance; 70, Referee: Steven Copeland (Wallasey, The Wirral).
NUFC; FREDDIE WOODMAN, CALLUM WILLIAMS, LIAM GIBSON, JACK HUNTER, CURTIS GOOD, STUART FINDLAY, YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI (SUB- 71 JAMIE HOLMES), DANIEL BARLASER, TOM HEARDMAN (SUB- 45 LIAM SMITH),LUKE CHARMAN, CALLUM ROBERTS.
STOKE; DANIEL BACHMANN, RYAN SWEENEY, THOMAS EDWARDS, LIAM EDWARDS, CAMERON McJANNETT, IBRAHIM AFELLAY (SUB- 61 JAKE DUNWOODY), OLIVER SHENTON, HAKIM ABDALLAH (SUB- 62 JORDAN GREENIDGE), EDDY LERYGNE, DANIEL JARVIS, TYRASE CAMPBELL (SUB- 85 ANDREW CUERIDU).   
 
Consett signed Alex Kitchen from Newton Aycliffe.
 
DEC.17th
 
Newcastle travelled to the Perelli Stadium the play BURTON ALBION away in the Championship. They won 2(2) : 1(1). The Goal Scorers were: DWIGHT GAYLE (15) & MOHAMED DIAME (34), NUFC
. Attendance; 6 665, Referee; Lee Probert (Gloucestershire)
NUFC: KARL DARLOW, DEANDRE YEDLIN, JAMAAL LASCELLES (capt), CIARAN CLARK<PAUL DUMMETT, ISAAC HAYDEN, JONJO SHELVEY, MATT RITCHIE (SUB- 85 YOAN GOUFFRAN), CHRISTIAN ATSU, MOHAMED DIAME, MARCUS GAYLE.
BURTON; JOHN McLAUGHLIN, JOHN MOUSINHO (capt), KYLE McFADZEAN, DAMIEN McCRORY, JOHN BRAYFORD, TOM NAYLOR, MATT PALMER (SUB- 89 WILLIAM MILLER), JACKSON IRVINE, LLOYD DYER, LUCAS AKINS (SUB- 78 JAMIE WARD), CHRIS O'GRADY.

In the Premier League, Patrick Van Aanholt scored a well taken goal in the 49th minute for Sunderland in their 1;0 victory over Watford. Daryl Janmaat was a 78th minute sub.
 
In League One troubled Nile Ranger scored Southend’s opener after 18 minutes; in their 2;0 win over Oldham.
 
Paddy McLaughlin a scored a later equaliser for Gateshead  in their National League 1;1 draw with Braintree. He converted an 85th minute penalty.  
 
Alun Armstrong’s Blyth Spartans kept their Evo Stik Premier league challenge going, with 2;0 victory over Barwell. Both goals were scored from the penalty spot by Matty Pattison in the 25th & 68th minutes. Paul Woolston featured in goal.
 
In the Northern League, their was a rout at Chester Le Street, where visitors Morpeth Town beat them 8;1. Ben Sayer netted their third in the 15th minute, with their side including Forster, Grieve & Doninger.  
 
Consett defeated Bishop Auckland 3;2 with a late winner by Sweet in the 87th. minute. The assist came from Alex Kitchen on his debut. McKinnon also played; while the Bishops had Hoganson & sub Francis involved.  
 
Newcastle Benfield bravely went down 2;1 at high flying Shildon. Paul Brayson scored their goal in the 51st minute, with penalty.
 
South Shields kept their title challenge on track with a 6;2 hammering of Washington. Carl Finnigan scored during the first half & on half time Michael Richardson also netted . Nicholson & Baxter also played. 
 
DEC.19th
 
The long awaited Opening of North Shields FC Clubhouse took place. Club President Malcolm MacDonald was given the honour of cutting the ribbon to open the doors.
 
DEC.20th
 
Newcastle’s UNDER 23’s played ROTHERHAM UNITED away in the Central League Cup at thr Roundwood Pavilion, Parkgate FC. Draw 2(1) : 2(1).Goal Scorers: LIAM SMITH (14), CALLUM ROBERTS (78),NUFC.
BEN WILES (17), FABIAN BAILEY (68) OR JERRY YATES (70), Rotherham.  Attendance: Estimated- 200, Referee: ??
NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, LEWIS CASS, LIAM GIBSON, JACK HUNTER, CURTIS GOOD, STUART FINDLAY, YASIN EL-MHANNI (SUB- 85 OWEN GALLAGHER), DAN WARD, CALLUM ROBERTS, LIAM SMITH, ADAM WILSON (SUB- THOMAS ALLAN)
ROTHERHAM; LAURENCE BILBOE, ‘TRIALIST’- (SUB- 83 JOVANNI STERLING), TOM ROSE, BEN WILES (SUB- 67 CHRIS MAGUIRE), CONVERY(T?), KIRK BROADFOOT, BRANDON McCARTHY (SUB- 56 REECE McGINLEY), MASON WARREN, JERRY YATES, KUDA MUSKWE, FABIAN BAILEY   
 
DEC.21st
 
It was announced that the club had concluded the signing of promising Spanish youngster 'Juanito' from Recreativo De Huelva.  Full name Juan Jesus Nunez Cumbrero.
 
With sadness, we report that the last month of year also saw the loss of a well respected ex Newcastle player. Albert Bennett passed away aged 72.
 
DEC.22nd
 
Crystal Palace dismissed manager Alan Pardew with the club hovering near the relegation zone.
 
John Beresford and book author Martin Hardy did a talk in at Whitley Lodge Snooker Club.
 
DEC.23rd
 
Sam Allardyce
was appointed as the manager of Crystal Palace.
 
DEC.26TH
 
Newcastle’s Boxing Day home Championship fixture turned out to be a frustrating. Despite dominating play for large portions of the game, they failed to break down a very physical SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY & lost 0(0) : 1((0
). The only goal of the game was scored by GLENN LOOVENS in the 53rd minute. The attendance was a massive 52 179 & the referee was Paul Tierney from Lancashire who booked 6 Wednesday players and it could have been more. Newcastle’s best was first off effort by Gayle which was tipped onto the bar.
NUFC; KARL DARLOW, VURNON ANITA, JAMAAL LASCELLES, CIARAN CLARK, PAUL DUMMETT, MATT RITCHIE, ISAAC HAYDEN, JACK COLBACK (SUB- 80 ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC), YOAN GOUFFRAN (SUB- 62 AYOZE PEREZ), MOHAMED DIAME (SUB-68 CHRISTIAN ATSU), MARCUS GAYLE.
SHEFF.WED: KIEREN WESTWOOD, STEVEN FLETCHER, ADAM REACH, GLENN LOOVENS, TOM LEES, LIAM PALMER, SAM HUTCHINSON, ROSS WALLACE (SUB-90+4 ATDHE NUHIU), DANIEL PUDIL, BARRY BANNAN (SUB- 81 DAVID JONES), FERNANDO FORESTIERI (SUB- 77 LUCAS JOAO).
 
Elsewhere, Crystal Palace under new manager Allardyce gained a 1;1 draw with Watford. Yohan Cabaye scored their goal in the 26th minute.

West Ham beat Swansea convincingly 4;1. Andy Carroll got their fourth in the 90th minute.
 
In the Evo Sik Premier Blyth Spartans lost 2;1 to Whitby Town. Paul Woolston assisted the Blyth goal, from a clearance, which was then lobbed over the keeper from long range by Gell. Matt Pattison was also denied a goal in the first with the keeper making a great save.
 
In the Northern League South Shields defeated Penrith 4;1.Carl Finnigan scored in the 47th minute.  
 
DEC.29th
 
Newcastle UNDER 23’s played a home friendly at Little Benton, against BURNLEY & produced a convincing 7(6) : 0(0) victory. The goal scorers were: LUKE CHARMAN (8), TOM HEARDMAN (3 GOALS- 14, 26 & 32), CALLUM ROBERTS (21), JAMIE HOLMES (2 GOALS- 42 & 53
) The game marked the debut of newly arrived trialist TYRIQUE BARTLETT.
NUFC: NATHAN HARKER, CALLUM WILLIAMS, MICHAEL NEWBERRY, STUART FINDLAY, ADAM WILSON, CALLUM ROBRETS (SUB- 60 YASIN BEN E:-MHANNI), DANIEL BARLASER (SUB- 60 DAN WARD), LIAM SMITH , JAMIE HOLMES (SUB- 60 LIAM GIBSON),LUKE CHARMAN< TOM HEARDMAN (SUB- 60 TYRIQUE BARTLETT) 
BURNLEY; CONOR MITCHELL, JAMES CLARKE, TAOFIQ OLAMOWEWE, JIMMY DUNNE, ‘unnamed trialist’, DWIGHT McNEIL (SUB- 56 FREDDY YAO), MARK HOWARTH, JAMIE THOMAS (SUB- 66 ROBBIE LEITCH), BRAD JACKSON, OLATUNDE BAYODE, NASHE CHAKWANA. 
  
DEC.30th
 
The first team rounded off the year playing NOTTINGHAM FOREST at home in the Championship. They won with a below par & at times disjointed performance 3(1) : 1(1). The result took them back to the top of the league table. 
The Goal Scorers were MATT RITCHIE (4 mins- deflected free kick),  DWIGHT GAYLE (2 GOALS- 63 & 80mins). NUFC
.  NICOLAO DUMITRU-CARDOSO (29 mins), Forest. Matt Mills was sent off in the 60th minute. The attendance was a massive 52 228 & the referee was Keith Paul Stroud from Bournemouth.
NUFC; KARL DARLOW, DEANDRE YEDLIN, JAMAAL LASCELLES, CIARAN CLARK, PAUL DUMMETT, MATT RITCHIE (SUB- 83 ACHRAF LAZAAR), ISAAC HAYDEN, JACK COLBACK (SUB- 67 MOHAMED DIAME), CHRISTIAN ATSU, AYOZE PEREZ, DWIGHT GAYLE (SUB- 88 ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC).   
NOTTS. FOREST; VLADIMIR STOJKOVIC, MATT MILLS, JACK HOBBS, THOMAS LAM (SUB- 84 ANEL AHMEDHODZIC), MATTY CASH, HILDEBERTO PEREIRA, PAJTIM KASAMI, BEN OSBORN, ERIC LICHAJ, NICOLAO DIMITRU-CARDOSO (SUB- 73 BRITT ASSOMBALONGA), NICKLAS BENDTNER (SUB- 81 DAVID VAUGHAN).
 
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