BULLETIN 73 - JUNE 2017 REVIEW 

The summer break and the inevitable transfer speculation got underway.  However by the end of the month there was still only rumours and .new faces landed; although those to be released from the were finding new clubs.
 
The addition to the websites database this month, to complement the season review is a ‘2016-17 is a complete overhaul & update of all the current 1st Team & Non 1st. Team records up to the end of the season. These total 41 1st Team & 57 non 1st Team players.If we add the ex player Toon Tracker totals of 537 to that; then this gives the website a grand total of 635 Toon Tracker Profiles from 2010+ 
 
Tragically, there has been the sad news that Chieck Tiote died on June 5th aged only 30, while training from a heart attack. While later in the month on June 18th  Albert Franks died aged 81.Obituaries for both players can be seen below.

CHEICK ISMAEL TIOTE - OBITUARY

ROLE: MIDFIELDER
HEIGHT: 5. 11 (2014)  WEIGHT: 11. 09 (76kg) (2012).
DOB: JUN. 21ST. 1986, YAMOUSSOUKRO, IVORY COAST.
DIED: JUN.5th.2017 (Aged 30) BEIJING, CHINA.

CAREER
FC. BIBO (IVORY COAST) (YOUTH- 1998 To 2005). RSC. ANDERLECHT (BELGIUM) (2005 To JUL.2008)
RODA J C (HOLLAND) (LOAN- 2007 To 2008).
FC TWENTE (HOLLAND) (TRANSFER FEE- £2.2 MILLION JUL.2008 To AUG.2010).
NUFC (TRANSFER FEE- £3.5 MILLION: AUG. 26th. 2010 To FEB.2017)
BEIJING ENTERPRISES GROUP FC (CHINA- UNDISCLOSED FEE- REPORTED TO BE APPROX: £1 MILLION-  FEB.6th.2017 To JUN.5th.2017- Died in Training. 11 League Apps; 0 Goals) 

NUFC: 1st. TEAM APPEARANCE RECORD
Total Apps; 143 (+13), (139 League); 1 League Goal.
*DEBUT- SEP.18th.2010 v EVERTON, Won 1;0

HONOURS
IVORY COAST: FULL INTERNATIONAL CAPS: 51, 1 GOAL  :-
JUN.13th..2009, CAMEROON, Won 2:1. START-
AUG.19th.2009, TUNISIA. SUB- 66 mins (At Outside Left0
NOV.18th.2009, GERMANY, Draw 2:2, International Friendly.  START- Inside Right. Replaced- 87 Mins.
JAN.4th.2010, TANZANIA, International Friendly. SUB- 45 mins (At Right Half).
JAN.7th.2010, RWANDA, Won 2:0, International Friendly. START- Outside Right. Replaced- 64 mins.
JAN.11th.2010, BURKINA FASO, Draw 0:0, Africa Cup of Nations Group B. START- Inside Right. Replaced- 81 mins
JAN.15th.2010, GHANA, Won 3:1, Africa Cup of Nations Group B. START- Inside Right.
JAN.24th.2010, ALGERIA, Lost 2:3 (AET), Africa Cup Of Nations Quarter Final. START- Inside Right. Replaced- 72 mins. 
MAR.3rd.2010, SOUTH KOREA, Lost 0:2, International Friendly. START- Inside Right.
MAY 30th.2010, PARAGUAY, Draw 2:2, International Friendly. START- Outside Right.
JUN.4th.2010, JAPAN, Won 2:0, International Friendly. START- Inside Right. Replaced- 88 mins.
JUN.15th.2010, PORTUGAL, Draw 0:0, World Cup Finals, Group G. START- Inside Right.
JUN.20th.2010, BRAZIL, Lost 1:3, World Cup Finals, Group G. START- Inside Right.
JUN.25th.2010, N.KOREA, Won 3:0, World Cup Finals, Group G. START- Inside Right.
AUG.10th.2010, ITALY, Won 1:0, International Friendly. START- Inside Right.
SEP.4th.2010 v RWANDA, Won 3:0. African Cup of Nations Qual. START-
OCT.9TH. 2010 v BURUNDI., Won 1:0, African Cup of Nations Qual. START- 
NOV.17th.2010, POLAND, Lost 0:3, International Friendly. START- Inside Right. Replaced- 90 mins.
JAN.17th.2012, LIBYA, Won 1:0, International Friendly. START-
JAN.13th.2012, TUNISIA, Won 2:0, International Friendly. START- Red Card 2nd Half.
JAN.22nd.2012, SUDAN, Won 1:0, African Cup of Nations Group B. START- Outside Right. Replaced- 80 mins. 
JAN.26th.2012, BURKINA FASO, Won 2:0, African Cup of Nations Group B. START- Outside Right.
FEB.8th.2012, MALI, Won 1:0, African Cup of Nations Semi Final. START- Left Half.
FEB.12th.2012, ZAMBIA, Draw 0:0 (AET), Lost 7:8 On Pens. African Cup of Nations Final. START- Outside Right.
(Scored 1 Penalty in the Shoot Out).   
FEB.29th.2012, GUINEA, Draw 0:0,  International Friendly. START- 
JUN.2nd.2012, TANZANIA, Won 2:0, World Cup Qualifier Group C. START- Left Half. Replaced- 63 mins
JUN.9th.2012, MOROCCO, Draw 2:2, World Cup Qualifier Group C. START- Left Half.  
OCT.13th.2012, SENEGAL, Won 2:0 (Match Abandoned 76 mins & Tie Awarded to Ivory Coast) African Cup of Nations Qualifying Play Off 2nd. Leg. START-
NOV.14th.2012, AUSTRIA, Won 3:0, International Friendly. START- Outside Right. Replaced- 52 mins.
JAN.14th.2013, EGYPT, Won 4:2, International Friendly. START- Outside Right.
JAN.22nd.2013, TOGO, Won 2:1, Africa Cup of Nations Group D. SUB- 63 mins.
JAN.26th.2013, TUNISIA, Won 3:0, Africa Cup of Nations Group D. START- Inside Right.  
FEB.3rd.2013, NIGERIA, Lost 1:2, Africa Cup of Nations Quarter Final. 1 GOAL- 50 mins. START- Inside Right.
MAR.23rd.2013, GAMBIA, Won 3:0, World Cup Qualifier Group C. START- Outside Right.
JUN.8th.2013, GAMBIA, Won 3:0, World Cup Qualifier Group C. START- Inside Right.
SEP.7th.2013, MOROCCO, Draw 1:1, World Cup Qualifier Group C. START- Inside Right. Replaced- 87 mins.
OCT.12th.2013, SENEGAL, Won 3:1, World Cup Qualifier African 3rd Rd. START- Outside Right.
MAR.5th.2014, BELGIUM, Draw 2:2, International Friendly. START- Outside Right.
MAY 31st.2014, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA, Lost 1:2, International Friendly. START- Left Half. Replaced- 45 mins
JUN.4th.2014, EL SALVADOR, Won 2:1, International Friendly. START- Left Half. Replaced- 73 mins.
JUN.15th. 2014, JAPAN, Won 2:1, World Cup Group C Match 1. START- Outside Right.
JUN.19th.2014, COLUMBIA, Lost 1:2, World Cup Group C Match 2. START- Outside Right.
JUN.24th.2014, GREECE, Lost 1:2, World Cup Group C Match 3. START- Outside Right. Replaced- 61 mins.
SEP.6th.2014, SIERRA LEONE, Won 2:1, Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier Group D. START-
SEP.10th.2014, CAMEROON, Lost 1:4, Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier Group D. START-
OCT.11th.2014, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, Won 2:1, Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier Group D. START-
OCT.15th.2014, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, Lost 0:1, Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier Group D. START
JAN.11th.2015, NIGERIA, Won 1:0, International Friendly. START.
JAN.15th.2015, SWEDEN, Lost 0:2, International Friendly. START-
JAN.20th.2015, GUINEA, Draw 1:1, Africa Cup of Nations Group Match 1. START-
JAN.24th.2015, MALI, Draw 1:1, Africa Cup of Nations Group Match 2. START-
 
IVORY COAST UNDER 23’s APPEARANCE
AFRICAN CUP OF NATIONS- FINAL RUNNER UP: 2012 (IVORY COAST).  
EREDIVISE CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER: 2009-10 (FC. TWENTE).
DUTCH SUPER CUP FINAL- WINNER: JUL.2010 (FC. TWENTE).
KNVB CUP FINAL-RUNNER UP: 2007-08 (RODA JC), 2008-09 (FC. TWENTE)
BELGIUM FIRST DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP- WINNER 2005-06, 2006-07 (RSC ANDERLECHT). 
BELGIUM SUPER CUP FINAL WINNER: 2006, 2007 (RSC. ANDERLECHT).
TROFEO INTERNATIONAL GUADIANA (ALGARVE)- WINNER JUL.2012 (NUFC).
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Cheick Tiote began playing football as youngster bare foot locally in Yamoussoukro. His first club as youth was FC Bibo. He was talent spotted by Anderlecht in 2005, who signed him up. He initially turned out in their second team, before gaining his senior debut in a Belgium Cup 6;5 defeat to Geel in November 2005. At first, a young Tiote struggled to gain a regular place and in the following season only got 3 senior outings sustaining injuries. However, during the 2007-08 season he went out on loan to Dutch side Roda JC; making his debut on September  2nd in a 5;3 victory over VVV Venlo. Soon after he scored his first senior goal against Feyenoord. In total he made 26 league appearances in the side; scoring 2 goals. In the summer of 2008, Tiote signed for FC Twente. As the season got underway he made his debut for them on August 13th in a Champions League Qualifying defeat to Arsenal. His side reached the final of the Dutch KNVB Cup, facing Heerenveen in the final. The game ended in a 2;2, with his losing out on penalties. He was now a regular in the side, notching up a total of 41 senior starts that season. During the following season Tiote had a number of suspensions, but he was still a first team regular and he featured at the end of the season as a sub in a 2;0 victory over NAC Breda. The result saw his side claim the league title. Tiote’s reputation as a hard tackling busy midfield player grew and he began to catch the eye of a number of clubs; despite only getting limited match time the following season. It was Newcastle who would swoop to sign him on August 26th 2010 for a £3.5 million fee. His Newcastle debut came on September 18th verses Everton in a 1;0 win. Later that season, Cheick scored his only competitive goal for the club in a game which was one the high points of the season. His only goal for Newcastle came on February 5th; in a dramatic come back; gaining a 4;4 draw against Arsenal. By the end of his first season he had featured for fir the first team on 28 occasions. 
 
The 2011-12 season began well for Tiote, being regularly selected in the starting eleven. Unfortunately on October 22nd he sustained a broken nose in a 1:0 win over Wigan. Before Christmas he was back in the and went on to feature 24 times as the side completed the season in style gained 5th place & Europa League Qualification.  Unfortunately his yellow card tally had hit 25 by the end of his second season, such was the competitive, combative nature of his game. A similar pastern followed the following season, along with a further injury problem occurring. .During the 2013-14 season Tiote stepped to captain the side in a 2;2 draw with ??? on October 19th 2013  . His start the following season was held back due to a hamstring injury & it was not until September that featured in a 2;2 draw with Hull; assisting one of his sides goals. During the troubled 2015-16 season, when the club were initially managed by McClaren;  Tiote clocked up20 appearances in the side which would ultimately be relegated & as new players were brought in his selection in the side became much reduced. That summer as the club rebuilt itself ready to push for promotion back out of the Championship,. Tiote was retained in the squad but only featured three more times in the side that season & on February 9th 2017 he was signed by Chinese side Beijing Enterprises for an undisclosed fee reported to be about 31 million. He gained his debut quickly playing against Qingdao Huanghai in a2;1 defeat in that seasons opener. His last of 11appearances was on June 3rd 2017 when they defeated Baoding Yingli Yitong 4;2. Tragically, Cheick Tiote died only two days later; sustaining a fatal heart attack in training on June 5th. He was aged only 30
 
No tribute to Cheick Tiote would be complete without highlighting his international career with the Ivory Coast; which began  in 2009 in a friendly matches. He soon went on to feature for them in the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations. In 2012, the Ivory Coast reached the final; with Tiote a starting eleven selection regular. They faced Zambia in the final. The game ended in a draw and went to a penalty shoot out; with Tiote slotting home his spot kick. Unfortunately they went onto loose8;7.  During his ‘cut short’ international career ,Tiote scored one goal in 2013 in the Africa Cup of Nations; when they lost 2;1 to Nigeria. In total he featured for his country on 51 occasions
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ALBERT JOHN FRANKS- OBITUARY

DIED: JUN.18th.2017, GATESHEAD (Aged 81).
DOB: APR.13th.1936, BOLDON COLLIERY, Co. DURHAM.
POSITION: HALF BACK. HEIGHT: 5.10
 
Career:
SOUTH TYNE JUNIORS, JARROW POLICE (CADETS), BOLDON CW.
SUNDERLAND AFC (AMATEUR- 1953)
NUFC (TRANSFER FEE_ £50; DEC.1953 To MAR.1960).
GLASGOW RANGERS (TRANSFER FEE- £6 500 MAR.1960 To NOV.1961-3 League Apps;0Goals),
MORTON (LOAN- 1961; 13 League Apps,2 Goals)
LINCOLN CITY (NOV.16th.1961 To JAN.1964- 66 Apps (58 League); 6 Goals, 5 League).
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH (FREE TRANSFER FEE- JAN.1964 To MAY 1964- 10League Apps, 2 Goals).
SCARBOROUGH (PLAYER/MANAGER JUL.1st.1964 To DEC.1965- 55 League Apps; RETIRED).
 
Honours:
RAF XI APPEARANCE- 1954.
DURHAM FA YOUTH v NORTHUMBERLAND FAXI APP. (capt)
DURHAM SCHOOLS CRICKET XI
 
NUFC: 1st TEAM RECORD; Total /Apps; 75, 72 League; 4 League Goals
*DEBUT- FEB.16TH.1957 v LUTON TOWN, Lost 1;4.

Albert’s early football development began locally in the South Tyneside area with Jarrow & Boldon. As left sided player, he became a half back and after a time as a police cadet & for a short period in 1953 he signed as an amateur for Sunderland. During those early years Albert also captained the Durham FA Youth side  However, his workmanlike displays caught Newcastle’s eye & in December 1953 they signed him for £50. Competition for places, during those cup winning years was fierce and his early seasons at St. James Park  were spent at reserve level. It was not until the 1956-57 season that finally broke into the first team  This was on February 16th 1957; in a 4;1 defeat to Luton Town; ending the season with 7 starts; mostly at left half. By the 1957-58 he was regular in the first team & would go to make 72 league and 3 FA Cup appearances in the side; scoring 4 goals. His first goal at Newcastle came on April 5th 1958, in a 3;2 defeat to Blackpool. During his early years with Newcastle, Albert did National Service & got to Represent the RAF in Germany. A change in management saw Franks become less of a regular in the side and after a solid 1958-59 season when club finished 11th; during his last season only got selected on 3 occasions; the last of which was on January 23rd 1960; in 2;0 defeat to Leicester City. This was the last of 72 league appearances, scoring 4 goals & a further 3 FA Cup appearances.
 In March  1960 he transfer to Scottish giants Rangers for a fee of £6500. Things did not work out well over the border & after brief stint on loan with Morton; he signed for Lincoln City in November 1961. Later that month he made hid League Division II debut for them in a 1;0 defeat to Notts County. Here he once again found regular first team football. He would remain with the ‘Imps’ until 1964 & notched 66 senior appearances (58 League).His last game for Lincoln was on May 18th 1963 in a 2;1 defeat to Barrow. This was followed a short period with his final club: Scarborough as player / manager. Here he would make a further 55 appearances before hanging up his boots in December 1965. After professional football Albert returned to his police training days & joined Durham Constabulary. He also kept his hand in; managing and playing for their football team. During his 22 years with the force working in CID he was given 22 commendations. Later he worked as a security consultant & was a regular playing indoor bowls at Chester Le Street.  Albert passed away on June 18th  2017 aged 81.
 
JUN.2nd
 
Daryl Murphy played for the opening 64 minutes of Scotland’s 3;1 friendly defeat to Mexico.
 
France defeated Paraguay 5;0 in a friendly. Moussa Sissoko was among the goal scorers. He found the net in the 76th minute having come on as a sub at half time.  Florian Thauvin came on as a sub in the 80th minute.
 
Gael Bigirimana signed for Motherwell.
 
Steve Watson did a Talk In at the Teams Club, Gateshead in aid of Redheugh Boys Club.
 
Newcastle Legends (ex players) held the annual dunner at the Village Hotel, Wallsend. Those in attendance included; Pop Robson, John McNamee, David Craig, Frank Clark, Ron Guthrie, Ron McGarry, Les O’Neil, Chris Guthrie, Brian Ferguson, Jimmy Smith. Martin Burleigh, Dave Hilley, Jimmy Smith, Ray Ellison, Stewart Mitchell, John Cowan, Charlie Woods & Les O’Neil, Keith Kennedy & guest speaker Alan Kennedy & also Ex reserve/ youth players: Dave Lawson, Stewart Fellows, Dave Clarke & Dave Embleton
 
JUN.3rd
 
On the cricket pitch, James Beaumont assisted Middlesbrough against his old club Stokesley. He hit 42 runs in a 197 for 8 to171 for 8 result.
 
JUN.4th
 
Ireland beat Uruguay 3;1 in a friendly. Daryl Murphy came on as 64th minute sub.
 
USA drew 1;1 with Venezuela in a friendly. Deandre Yedlin played in the defence coming off in injury time.
 
Holland defeated the Ivory Coast 5;0 in friendly. Georginio Wijnaldum was a 64th minute sub. Doumbia was an unused sub for the Ivory Coast.
 
JUN.5th
 
Cheick Tiote died aged only 30, tragically of a heart attacking while training with his club in China.
 
England Under 20’s progressed in their World Cup defeated Mexico 1;0. Freddie Woodman played in goal, while Adam Armstrong featured up front, before coming off in the 70th minute.
 
Chancel Mbemba played the Democratic Republic of Congo in their 2;0 friendly win over Botswana.
 
Hungary lost 3;0 to Russia in friendly, with Tomas Kadar featuring at right half in the first half.
 
JUN.7th
 
Stuart Green was appointed as manager of Cleator Moor Celtic.
 
JUN.8th
 
England Under 20’s defeated Italy 3;1 in their Under 209’s World Cup Semi Final. Freddie Woodman played in goal, while Armstrong remained on the bench.
 
The USA defeated Trinidad & Tobago 2;0 in as World Cup Qualifier. DeAndre Yedlin featured at right half
 
JUN.9th
 
Newcastle Announced the following players were being Released; 1st TEAM- SAMMY AMEOBI, VURNON ANITA, LUBOMIR SATKA, HARIS VUCKIC. Non 1st TEAM- GIDEON ADU-PEPRAH, STEFAN BROCCOLI, JAMIE HOLMES, DAN LOWTHER, BEN SMITH, The club also announced the following youngsters were being 2 Year Scholarships; MAX ALLEN, RYAN BARRETT, THOMAS COLE, SAM JOYCE, DEESE KASINGA MADIA, OISIN McINTEE, JACK YOUNG.
 
France defeated Sweden 2;1 in a World Cup Group Qualifier. Moussa Sissoko played at inside right. 
 
Holland beat Luxembourg 3;1 in their World Cup Qualifier in Group A. Georginio Wijnaldum played at left half.
 
In Group B, The Faroe Islands lost 2;0 to Switzerland. Joan Edmundsson played for the Faroes.
 
Adam Rundle signed for Dunston UTS.
 
JUN.10th
 
The Democratic Republic of Congo beat Congo Brazzaville 3;1 in their Group G African Cup of Nations Qualifier,  Chancel Mbemba played & scored in the 91st minute. 
 
JUN.11th
 
Paul Simpson’s
England Under 20’s won the final of the Under 20’s World Cup in dramatic fashion against Venezuela. Having been 1;0 at half time, the game looked to be remaining that way in the second half. However, their opponents were awarded penalty in the 74th minute. Despite starting to dive the wrong way Freddie Woodman made a great one handed save & England held on to win the trophy. Freddie gained the Golden Glove Award for best goalkeeper in the Tournament. Adam Armstrong frustratingly was a unused sub on the bench.
 
The Republic Of Ireland drew 1;1 with Austria intheir World cup Qualifier. Daryl Murphy was 56th minute sub.
 
Serbia drew 1;1 with Wales in their World Cup Group Qualifier. Aleksandar Mitrovic scored in the 85th minute & came off with 2 minutes to go.
 
Finland lost to Ukraine 2;1 in their World Cup Qualifier group match. Raitala featured at centre half.
 
JUN.12th
 
The USA drew 1;1 with Mexico in a World Cup Qualifier  DeAndre Yedlin featured at right back. 
 
JUN.13th
 
A memorial service was held in Beijing for Cheick Tiote.    
 
Australia lost 4;0 to Brazilin a friendly. James Troisi featured at inside right until 11 minutes to go.
 
John Robertson was signed as Inverness Caledonian Thistle new manager.
 
JUN.14th
 
Hartlepool United sign ‘free agent’ Ryan Donaldson.
 
JUN.15th
 
Following his successful loan; Young Boys signed Kevin Mbabu for an undisclosed fee.
 
JUN.17th
 
Paul Bracewell
, Sunderland’s Assistant Manager left the club.
 
John Beresford was awarded an MBE in the Queens Birthday Honours.
 
On the cricket pitch James Beaumont hit a commendable 41 runs for Middlesbrough & also bowled out a wicket in their defeat by 7 wickets to Marton.
 
JUN.19th
 
Australia lost their Confederations Cup opener 3;2 to Russia. James Triosi was a 71st minute sub 
 
JUN.21st
 
Chief Scout Graham Carr left Newcastle by ‘mutual consent’
 
Morecambe signed Adam Campbell.
 
JUN.22nd
 
Matz Sels
went out on loan to Anderlecht.
 
Australia drew 1;1 with the Cameroon in the Confederations Cup. James Triosi was 65th minute sub
 
Slovakia Under 21’s won their European Championship group match verses Sweden 3;0.Lubomir Satka scored in the 73rd minute. 
 
JUN.23rd
 
FC Twente signed Haris Vuckic on a free transfer.  
 
Rochdale signed Brad Inman on a season long loan.
 
JUN.25th
 
Australia drew 1;1 with Chile in Group B of the Confederations Cup. James Troisi scored in the 42nd minute.
 
JUN.27th
 
‘Lubo’ Satka
signed a permanent deal move to FC DAC 1904;following his successful loan period..
 
JUN.28th
 
Birmingham City now managed by Harry Redknapp; appointed Kevin Bond as assistant manager.
 
JUN.30th
 
Seydou Doumbia
went on loan to Sporting Lisbon.
 
Tottenham Hotspur appointed Scott Parker as an Under 18’s Coach & Club Ambassador.

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BULLETIN 74  - JULY 2017 REVIEW
 
The long awaited next signed arrived early in the month with arrival of Florian Lejeune from Eibar. In the middle of the month the club signed Jacob Murphy from Norwich. Next through the door soon after was Javier Manquillo.  The Toon Tracker profiles can now be found added to the website. Two trialists were also brought in. The club had a further look at Josef Yarney & also recently released Arsenal fringe player; Stefan O’Connor; signing both. The latter now also gets added into the websites players. Their was also the arrival of season long loan of Mikel Merino from Borussia Dortmund at the end of the month. (His profile will appear next month). There were also youngsters Thomas Cole, Deese Kasinga, Oisin McEntee, Sam Joyce, Max Allen, Jude Swails & Kyle Soper in the NI Super Cup making their bows; pre season. The ex Player Toon Tracker database also saw 2 more retired players ‘put on the shirt’ once more for the Pavel Cup. Namely Paul Gascoigne & Derek Bell. There profiles too are now added.
 
July was successful month of pre season friendly matches at all three levels of first team, under 23’s & under 18’s. The seniors remained unbeaten throughout July, until they travelled to Germany. while the Unde23’s defeated AZ in the final of the Whitby Town Challenge Cup & the youngsters got 4th  place on the Premier Section of the NI Super Cup. Finally, The addition to the websites database this month, to complement the season review is a ‘2016-17 Review of the other goings on at St. James Park’.
 
JUL.1st
 
Charlton Athletic appointed Lee Bowyer as their new assistant manager.
 
Dunston UTS signed goalkeeper Aidan Grant.
 
It was a good day on the cricket front for our two ex reserves. Owen Peterson hit 29 runs in Whiteleas164 to 136 victory over Bill Quay in the Readers Durham League Division One.
 
Middlesbrough drew with Hartlepool 220 to 168 for 9, in the Darlington Building Society NYSD Premier Division. James Beaumont bowled  out 4 wickets for 64runs & also hit 2 runs in bat.  
 
JUL.4th
 
Newcastle signed Florian Lejeune
for an undisclosed fee reported to be about £8.7 million from Eibar. 
 
Glasgow Rangers crashed out of the Europa League, losing their 1st Qualifying Rd 2nd leg match 2;0 to Progres Niederkorn. James Tavernier featured at left back & had also played in their 1st. Leg 1;0 win on June 29th
 
Gael Bigirimana scored on his friendly debut for Motherwell. He netted in the 43rd minute in a 2:0 victory over Livingston; playing the opening half.
 
Consett began their pre season friendly programme with a 2;1 at Berwick Rangers. Ryan McKinnon played the first half at right half.
 
Blyth Town signed Ryan McGorrigan.
 
JUL.5th
 
Tom Heardman
went out on loan to Bury.
 
JUL.6th
 
Leeds United signed recently released ‘Free Agent’ Vurnon Anita.
 
Having brought in Josef Yarney for another trial & also Stefan O’Connor; who has recently been released by Arsenal at the beginning of the week; both were signed.
 
Gateshead began their pre season friendly with a 1;0 closely fought win over Dunston UTS. Paddy McLaughlin played the opening 45min. Dunston gave a debut to new keeper Aidan Grant. Burrell also played.
 
Dunston UTS signed Chris Carr.
 
Andy Mogwo signed for Washington.
 
Craig Robson joined his old club Whickham.
 
JUL.7th
 
Alex Gilliead
returned on loan to Bradford City.
 
Hebburn Town signed Meckhack Kanda
 
Carl Robinson signed for Team Northumbria.
 
Anderlecht lost 4;1 to Red Bull Salzberg in a friendly. Matz Sels made his debut.
 
JUL.8th
 
Gateshead defeated Motherwell 3;2 in the preseason friendly. Paddy McLaughlin was introduced at half time; while Gael Bigirimana featured for the first 68 minutes. 
 
Morpeth opened up there pre season campaign with credible 0;0 draw with Berwick Rangers. Ben Sayer played the full game.
 
Bishop Auckland defeated Willington Town in their pre season opener. Michael Hoganson was among the goal scorers; netting in the 84th. minute. Pocklington also featured.
 
Ipswich Town beat Drogheda 5;0 in a friendly & featured Steven Taylor.
 
JUL.9th
 
The 2nd Pavel Cup Charity Match was held at Dunston UTS; to celebrate the life of Pav & also ex Felling FC Chris Heron. Match. PAVEL SRNICEK XI beat FELLING OLD BOYS 7(4) : 1(1).The goals corers were; STEVE HARPER (6), KEITH GILLESPIE (3 GOALS- 17,Approx 50 & 68), PAULROBINSON (28), PETER BEARDSLEY (36), PAUL GASCOIGNE (75), Pavel XI.
TONY CLARK (23), Felling. Attendance; Almost 500. Referee; Barry Sweeney (Newcastle). Gillespie also hit the post in the 24th. minute & Paul Brayson disallowed allowed goal for offside 66mins. (Played 40mins each way).
PAVEL XI: CHRIS ELLIOTT (Ex Bradford City), DARREN PEACOCK (SUB- 40  CAMERON GASCOIGNE (Gazzas Cousin), STEVE HOWIE (SUB- 45  UNKNOWN), UNKNOWN (SUB- 45- KEITH GILLESPIE), STUART ELLIOTT, LORENZO (capt- Pavs mate) (SUB- 17 PAUL ROBINSON)), KEITH GILLESPIE (SUB- 25 STEVE PREEN) (SUB- 45 UNKOWN), UNKNOWN YOUNGSTER 2 (SUB- 17 PAUL BRAYSON) (SUB- 45 UNKNOWN), STEVE HARPER (SUB- 25 UNKNOWN- ANDREW BULFORD?) (SUB- 45 PAUL GASCOIGNE) , PAUL GASCOIGNE (SUB- 17 JAMIE McCLEN) (SUB-45 STEVE HARPER), PETER BEARDSLEY. LATER SUBS- BILLY ASKEW (53-Off – SUB 70 Unknown GAVIN WEBSTER), DEREK BELL (SUB 55), PAUL WATSON (SUB- 77, Replaced Gascoigne)  (Player /Manager PAUL WATSON ) 
FELLING FC: (Line Up From Match Programme Named Squad); MARK COLLINGWOOD, CHRIS PARKER, JAMES MACCOY, DAVID BUTTERFIELD, ANDY WILCOX, MARC LOCKWELL, CHRIS LIDDLE, MARK LIDDLE (capt), TONY CLARK, RAY OSHIN, LEE RYDER, PAUL GRAY, IAN BROWN, DANNY POSTHILL, LEE LOWE, DEAN ASKINS, DAVID WALKER, ANDY GREEN, STEPHEN HANDY,PAUL DONNELY, JOHN MOLE, DAVID BROWN, GARETH VINCENT, DAVE SMITH, ALAN PEGRAM.(Managers- STEVE WRAITH & ROB WRAITH)
 
Mike Williamson joined Oxford United at a training camp on trial.   
 
JUL.10th
 
Jonas Gutierrez
signed for Argentina side Independiente.
 
JUL.11th
 
The UNDER 18’s got their pre season friendly programme underway with a game against FLEETWOOD TOWN. They won 5(2) : 1 (0) , At Home at Little Benton. Pre Season Friendly. Played in 3 Halves (2 of 35 & 1 of 20 mins). Scorers; LEWIS CASS (2 GOALS- 23 & 57), THOMAS COLE (26),KELLAND WATTS (47), THOMAS ALLAN (74). NUFC
. Unknown- 84 mins. Fleetwood. In the 88th  minute Elias Sorensen had goal ruled offside.  Jack Robson also hit the bar
NUFC: Included; MACE GOODRIDGE, MATTY LONGSTAFF, KEIRAN APLIN, JACK ROBSON, DEESE KASINGA, KELLAND WATTS, THOMAS COLE, LEWIS CASS,THOMAS ALLAN, JACK YOUNG. (SUB-3rd ½ ? ELIAS SORENSEN) A number of Trialists also featured (as subs?) among the total of 19 players that took part for Newcastle
 
Adam Laidler
signed for Heaton Stannington.
 
JUL.12th
 
Shay Given
began training on trial with Macclesfield Town.
 
JUL.13th
 
‘Free Agent’ Connor Newton
signed for Hartlepool United.
 
JUL.14th
 
‘Free Agent’ Sammy Ameobi
signed for Bolton Wanderers & promptly played in their 2;1 win over  Dundee 2;1 in a friendly. Sammy played the opening 45 minutes.
 
Newcastle 1ST TEAM opened their preseason friendly away to Ian Cathro’s HEARTS, at Tynecastle, Edinburgh. They won 2(2) ; 1(1). Scorers; DWIGHT GAYLE (2 GOALS- 4 & 26), NUFC. (Assists; De Jong & Shelvey). JAMIE WALKER (24) Hearts. Attendance;10 001. Referee; Willie Collum (Glasgow).There was a debut for new signing Florian Lejeune. Aarons hit the bar twice in first half; the first was after only 72 seconds. Gonclaves missed a pen in 23rd minute. Aaron Hughes featured for Hearts.   
 NUFC: (1st. Half): Rob Elliot, Massadio Haidara, Cieran Clark, Chancel Mbemba, Jamaal Lascelles, Seim De Jong, Christian Atsu, Mo Diame, Jonjo Shelvey, Rolando Aarons, Dwight Gayle.
NUFC: (2nd Half): Rob Elliot (SUB- 63 Freddie Woodman), Jesus Gamez, Paul Dummett, Chancel Mbemba (SUB- 62 Grant Hanley), Florian Lejeune, Massadio Haidara (SUB-62 Jack Colback), Henri Saivet, Mo Diame (SUB- 62 Adam Armstrong), Aleksandar Mitrovic, Seim De Jong (SUB-75 Achraf Lazaar), Ayoze Perez
.
HEARTS: Jack Hamilton, Michael Smith (SUB- 74 Jordan McGhee), Asley Smith-Brown (SUB- 59 Rafa Grzelak), Krystian Nowak (SUB- 84 Alex Petkov), Aaron Hughes (SUB- 74 Jamie Brandon), Christophe Berra, Jamie Walker (SUB- 87 Angus Beith), Prince Buaben (SUB- 59 Malaury Martin), Cole Stockton (SUB- 67 Rory Currie), Don Cowie (SUB- 67 Harry Cochrane), Isma Goncalves (SUB- 81 Conor Sammon).
 
JUL.15th
 
NUFC UNDER 18’s played HARTLEPOOL UNITED at home at Little Benton in a friendly. The won 2(0) ; 0(0). Scorers; ELIAS SORENSEN (2 GOALS- 48 & 50), 
NUFC: (Included) Otto Huuhtanen (START- Replaced 45), UNKNOWN SPANISH TRIALIST Keeper  (SUB- 45); Thomas Cole (START- Replaced 45),  UNKNOWN SPANISH TRIALIST Midfielder (SUB 45), Elias Sorensen (SUB- 45), Deese Kasinga (SUB- 45), Mace Goodridge (SUB- 45).
 
Bradford City played a training camp friendly in Austria verses TV Echterdingen & won 4;1. Alex Gilliead got his first outing in the side as a half time sub.
 
Hartlepool United lost 2;1 to Harrogate Town in a friendly. Nicky Deverdics scored their goal with as free kick in the 90th minute. Conor Newton made his debut at left half, playing the first half; while Ryan Donaldson came on at half time. 
 
Notts. County defeated Bashford United in a friendly. Adam Collin played in goal for the first half, while Alan Smith was at inside left. Bashford featured ex trial player Deon Meikle
 
South Shields held Gateshead to a 1;l draw. Alex Nicholson assisted the Shields goal, while Baxter, Storey, Lough, Richardson & Finnigan all featured.. McLaughlan was a half time sub for Gateshead.
 
On the South coast Havant & Waterlooville beat Farnborough 2;0, with Jason Prior getting both goals. They came in the 49th  & a penalty in the 68th minute.
 
Finally, Whiteleas Cricket Club lost to Esh Winning 196 for 7 to 197 for 3 in the league; despite Owen Peterson hitting an impressive 95 runs.
 
JUL.16th
 
Lee Clark’s
Bury lost 3;1to Huddersfield Town in a friendly. Tom Headman made his debut as sub in the 60th.minute.
 
JUL.17th
 
NUFC UNDER 23’s kicjed off their pre season matches, away at the Northern Echo Arena, to Darlington 1883, They won 2 : 1. The goal scorers were; SEAN LONGSTAFF (8 mins; assist CALLUM SMITH), IVAN TONEY (11 mins, assist KYLE CAMERON). Toney had pen saved – 24 mins. NUFC
. TRIALIST- FENWICK 26mins , Darlington (& offside goal 44). Yarney cleared off line in 2nd second half. New signing O’Connor was handed a debut. Referee: ?  Attendance: 1 775. The Newcastle wore the new second strip for the first time.   
NUFC: (1st Half XI); Nathan Harker, Callum Williams, Kyle Cameron, Jack Hunter, Curtis Good, Stefan O'Connor, Yasin Ben El-Mhanni, Daniel Barlaser, Ivan Toney, Sean Longstaff, Callum Smith.
NUFC: (2nd Half XI); Otto Huuhtanen, Michael Newberry, Josef Yarney, Stuart Findlay, Macauley Gillesphey, Ben Kitchen, Dan Ward, Liam Smith, ‘Juanito’, Owen Gallacher, Luke Charman.
DARLINGTON: Pete Jameson, Chris Hunter, David Ferguson, Phil Turnbull, Dominic Collins, Terry Galbraith, Wheatley ( Trialist A), David Syers, Fenwick (Trialist B), Nathan Cartman, James Caton. (Subs: 2nd Half-.Leon Scott, Arran Wearmouth, Josh Gillies, Richards, Gary Brown, Liam Marrs, Harvey Saunders, Milburn 

Adam Armstrong went out on loan to Bolton Wanderers.
 
Yoan Gouffran, having failed to negotiate a new contract with Newcastle; signed as a ‘free agent’ for Turkish side Goztepe Izmir.
 
JUL.18th
 
NUFC UNDER 18’s played their final pre season friendly; before heading off to Northern Ireland to the Tournament. They played CARLISLE UNITED at home at Little Benton & won 3(1);0(0). The goals came firstly from an own goal off the back of a defender (18), ADAM WILSON (58- Assist DEECE KASINGA), KIEREN APLIN (62) (Assist- KASINGA) 
 
Having begun a trial yesterday at Doncaster Rovers; Steven Taylor featured during the first of their friendly at centre half verses Derby Co. They drew 1;1. Coppinger appeared from half time.
 
Bolton Wanderers drew 0;0 with AFC Fylde in a pre season friendly. They handed Adam Armstrong his debut as a half time sub.
 
JUL.19th
 
Newcastle signed  Jacob Murphy for an undisclosed transfer fee reported to be about £10 Million (With ‘Ad Ons’ for Appearances).
 
Over in Hong Kong, Liverpool defeated Crystal Palace in the Semi Final of the Premier League Asia Cup. James Milner featured for the whole second half, while Wijnaldum came on in the 48th minute. Andros Townsend played for the first hour for Palace, while Van Aanholt was a 59th. minute sub.
 
JUL.20th
 
Gabriel Obertan
signed for Levski Sofia.
 
JUL.21st
 
Newcastle signed Javier Manquillo for a fee reported to be about £4.5 Million, from Atletico Madrid
 
They sold Daryl Murphy to Nottingham Forest for a transfer fee of £2 million.
 
Sean Longstaff went out on loan to Blackpool.
 
JUL.22nd
 
Newcastle’s FIRST TEAM played their second Pre Season Friendly, away at Deepdale to PRESTON NORTH END. After starting brightly they were held to a 1(1) ; 1(1) draw. The scorers were; ALEKSANDAR MKITROVIC (9 mins), NUFC
& TOM BARKHUIZEN (33 mins), PNE. The attendance was only 7380, with almost half being made up of Newcastle fans. The referee was Jonathan (Jon) Moss from Sunderland. Mitrovic almost scored a second hitting the post in the 27th minute. Among the numerous changes from half time onwards, were Jacob Murphy & Javier Manquillo making their debuts in the clubs new pale blue second strip. . Paul Huntington featured for Preston.
NUFC: Rob Elliot (SUB- 45 Karl Darlow) (SUB- 70 Freddie Woodman), Paul Dummett (SUB- 45 Ciaran Clark), Chancel Mbemba, Florian Lejeune (SUB- 76 Javier Manquillo), Grant Hanley (SUB- 45 DeAndreYedlin), Jon jo Shelvey (SUB- 45 Jack Colback), ‘Mo’ Diame (SUB- 45 Isaac Hayden), Seim De Jong (SUB- 62 Callum Roberts ), Rolando Aarons (SUB- 45 Jacob Murphy), Christian Atsu (SUB- 45 Ayoze Perez), Aleksandar Mitrovic (SUB- 45 Dwight Gayle)
PNE; Chris Maxwell, Marnick Vermijl, Greg Cunningham, Ben Pearson, Alan Browne (SUB- 58 Eoin Doyle), Jordan Hugill (SUB- 58 Josh Harrop), Daniel Johnson (SUB- 83 Ben Pringle), Ben Davies, Paul Huntington, Tom Barkhuizen, Callum Robinson (SUB- 67 Daryl Horgan)
 
The UNDER 23’were also in action away at nearby GATESHEAD; at the International Stadium. They won 3:0. The goals came from YASIN BEN EL-MHANNI (11- Assist Fernandez), VICTOR FERNANDEZ (44), DAN WARD (58). The attendance was 622, and referee was Paul Newhouse from Peterlee, Co. Durham. New signings Stefan O’Connor & Josef Yarney both came on as subs. The ‘Heed’ featured Paddy McLaughlin. Late in the game in the 85th minute, Burrow clipped the post with an effort 
NUFC: Nathan Harker (SUB- 70 Otto Huuhtanen), Callum Williams (SUB- 57 Michael Newberry), Macauley Gillesphey (SUB- 57 Kyle Cameron), Jack Hunter (SUB- 66 Craig Spooner), Curtis Good (SUB- 45 Stefan O'Connor), Stuart Findlay (SUB- 57 Josef Yarney), Yasin Ben El-Mhanni (SUB- 66 ‘Mo’Sangare), Dan Barlaser (SUB- 66 Owen Bailey), Ivan Toney (SUB- 66 Lewis McNall), Liam Smith (SUB- 57 Luke Charman), Victor Fernandez (SUB- 45 Dan Ward)
GATESHEAD; James Montgomery (Dan Hanford 46), Theo Vassell (SUB- 45 Wes York), Scott Barrow (SUB- 45 Jon Mellish), Fraser Kerr, Neill Byrne, Jamal Fyfield (SUB- 63 Fraser Horsfall), Robbie Tinkler (SUB- 65 Tom White), Danny Johnson (SUB- 45 Jordan Burrow), Jordan Preston (SUB- 45 Richard Peniket), Paddy McLaughlin (SUB- 65 JJ O'Donnell), Rusell Penn (SUB- 45 Kieran Green).
 
Adam Armstrong came on as a sub on the hour in Bolton’s 2;0 defeat to Fleetwood.

Boro lost 2;0 to Rochdale in a pre season friendly, Brad Inman featured a 66th. minute sub.
 
Sunderland beat Bradford City in their friendly. Alex Gilliead featured for Bradford.
 
Sean Longstaff featured for Blackpool in 7;0 hammering of non league Radcliffe.
 
Anderlecht defeated Zulte Wargem for the Belgium Super Cup; with Matz Sels in goal.
 
Finally Liverpool defeated Leicester City 2;1 in the Final of the Premier League Asia Cup. James Milner began the game, but came off in the 41sdt minute; while Wijnaldum continued playing until the 65trh minute. Danny Simpson was a half time sub for Leicester.
 
JUL.24th
 
Newcastle’s UNDER 17’s played their opening North Ireland Super Cup Tournament match. It was ‘v’ COUNTY ANTRIM at the Ballymena Showgrounds & they lost 1(0) ; 3(2
). (Played 35 mins each way) Scorers; PATRICK BURNS (5), AARON DONNELLY (35+ 1- assist THOMAS McCOMB), CAOIMHIN McCONNELL (36), Co. Antrim. JACK ROBSON (68), NUFC. There were junior debuts for McEntee, Joyce &Max Allen.
NUFC: Otto Huuhtanen, Lewis Cass, Oliver Walters, Matty Longstaff, Oisin McEntee, Jack Robson, Thomas Cole, Kieren Aplin, Adam Wilson, Sam Joyce (SUB- 35 Deese Kasinga), Max Allen (SUB- 50 Jack Young).
Co. ANTRIM: Included Declan Dunne (keeper), Patrick Burns, Thomas McComb, Aaron Donnelly, Caoimhin McConnell...  (The Other Players Selected from the rest of the Premier Squad:- Nathan Best, Lee O’Brien, Paul O’Neill, Ryan Strain, Josh McGreevy, Jack O’Mahony, Caomhan McGuinness, Sean Wallace, Matthew Shannon, Paul McAdorey, Lewis McGarvey, Kofi Balmer, Paul McLaughlin)
 
Curtis Good began trial with PEC Zwolle.
 
JUL.25th
 
Peter Beardsley’s UNDER 23’s played a friendly against WHITLEY BAY away at Hillheads. After a goalless first half, the sides also cancelled each other out in the second 45 to give 0;0 draw
. Attendance; 861; Referee; Michael Oliver from Bedlington. Russell made his under 23’s debut as a substitute.
NUFC: Nathan Harker, Craig Spooner (SUB- 66 Thomas Allen), Ben Kitchen (SUB- 66 Elias Sorensen), Kelland Watts, Owen Bailey (SUB- 56 Isaac Gamblin), Yannick Aziakonov, Callum Smith (SUB- 56 Oliver Long), Mackenzie Heaney(SUB- 56 Kurtis Russell), Lewis McNall (SUB- 56 Tyrique Bartlett), ‘Mo’ Sangare (SUB-56 ‘Juanito’),Owen Gallagher (SUB- 56 Mace Goodridge)
WHITLEY BAY: Tom Flynn, Jack Byerley (SUB- 80 Noah Summers), Michael Hall (SUB- 67 Glen Reay), Aiden Haley, Ross Wilkinson, Callum Anderson, Tom Potter, Thibault Charmey (SUB- 62 Callum Patton), Kyle Patton (SUB- 70 Scott Jasper), Alex Kempster, Peter Ravenhill (SUB- 84 Cam Cunningham)
 
Newcastle UNDER 17;s played their second NI Tournament match &bounced back with a 9(4) ; 0(0)  victory over  BEIJING DCFC MORNING STAR (China), at Ballymoney. The goal scorers were; MATTY LONGSTAFF (6 – assist ROBSON), KEIREN APLIN (16- assist- KASINGA), ADAM WILSON (3 GOALS- 30- assist ROBSON; 38 & 65 (Pen)), JACK ROBSON (3 GOALS- 32- assist LONGSTAFF; 54 assist BARRETT & 68 assist JOYCE), DEESE KASINGA (61- assist LONGSTAFF).The match saw Swails & Soper make their debuts.  
NUFC; Otto Huuhtanen, Lewis Cass, Matty Longstaff, Oisin McEntee (SUB- 56 Jude Swails), Jack Robson, JackYoung, Thomas Cole (SUB- 53 Kyle Soper), Keiren Aplin, Adam Wilson, Ryan Barrett, Deese Kasinga (Sam Joyce 63).
BEIJING MS: Included Chen Haohao & Kong Lingzhi…(The Other Players involved were selected from the rest of the Squad:- ..Dong Wuyi, Huang Tao, Chen Lei, He Xi, Duan Dezhi, Hu Jiaqi, Xu Xiangyu, Lui Yanxi, Li Yixuan, Li Shihao, Wang Ze, Huang Anbang, Lu Yaorong, He Xiaoqiang, Du Boxi, Wang Chao)
 
Bury defeated Salford city 2;1 in a friendly. Tom Heardman played for the opening 66 mins.
 
Blackpool defeated Chorley 3;0in a friendly & Sean Longstaff featured, coming off with 4 minutes to go.
 
Bolton Wanders & Stockport Co played out a goalless draw; with Adam Armstrong playing for the opening 65 minutes.
 
Steven Taylor signed for Peterborough United.
 
JUL.26th
 
Newcastle 1ST TEAM played their third Pre Season friendly against BRADFORD CITY away at Valley Parade. They won convincingly 4(0) : 0(0.  The Goals were scored by DWIGHT GAYLE (50- assist ATSU), JACOB MURPHY (2 GOALS- 51 & 79- assist AARONS) & ALEKSANDER MITROVIC (76- assist AARONS
). The attendance was 7601 & the referee was Geoff Eltringham from Sunderland. Shelvey had a goal ruled out for hand ball in the 23rd minute. On loan Gilliead featured for Bradford.
NUFC: Rob Elliot (SUB- 61 Freddie Woodman), DeAndre Yedlin (SUB- 45 Javier Manquillo), Florian Lejeune (SUB- 61 Chancel Mbemba),Ciaran Clark (SUB- 77 Jack Colback), Paul Dummett (SUB- 61 Jesus Gamez), Christian Atsu (SUB- 61 Rolando Aarons), Jonjo Shelvey (SUB- 61 Seim De Jong), Isaac Hayden (SUB- 77 Henri Saivet) Matt Ritchie (SUB- 45 Jacob Murphy), Ayoze Perez (SUB- 45 Mo Diame), Dwight Gayle (SUB- 61 Aleksandar Mitrovic).
BRADFORD; Colin Doyle, Tony McMahon, Nathaniel Knight-Percival, Matthew Kilgallon, Adam Chicksen, Alex Gilliead (SUB- 77 ‘Trialist’), Romain Vincelot, Jack Reeves (SUB- 73 Daniel Devine), Nicholas Law (SUB- 77 Daniel Pybus), Seamus McCartan (SUB- 77 Ellis Hudson), Alex Jones (SUB- 77 Omari Patrick).
 
Newcastle UNDER 17’s played their final Premier Group match ‘v’ KOMAZAWA UNIVERSITY FC of Japan at the Scroggy Road Ground, Limavady & won 2;0. The goals were scored by OISIN McENTEE (13- assist ADAM WILSON) & MATTY LONGSTAFF (66- Pen). Deece Kasinga penalty saved 41 mins.
NUFC; Otto Huuhtanen, Lewis Cass, Oliver Walters, Matty Longstaff, Oisin McEntee, Jack Young, Kieren Aplin (SUB- 63 Ryan Barrett), Adam Wilson, Max Allen, Deece Kasinga,  Kyle Soper.
KAMAZAWA (Line Up Not Known; Team Selected from the following Squad; ..Riki TORIYAMA, Ryusei HOSOKAWA, Gaku SAITO, Yosuke HATORI, Ren NAKAMURA, Atsuhiro ETO, Hideo YAMADA, Masaki TETSUMOTO, Kazumi HOSHINA, Atsuya IKEMA, Rikuto MORITA, Masataka MIYAZAKI, Taiga OBI, Taisei KOBAYASHI, Sota KOBAYASHI, Taito HARADA, Yuya HASHIMOTO, Hiroki IZUMI)
NI SUPER CUP PREMIER SECTION; TABLE: P3, W2, D0, L1, F12, A3, POINTS: 6
 
Mike Williamson signed for Oxford United.
 
JUL.27th
 
Newcastle sold promising young starlet Lewis Gibson to Everton for a fee reported to be £6million. 
 
Newcastle's UNDER 23’s played CELTIC at Whitby Town’s Turnbull ground; in a four team tournament semi final. They won 2(0) : 1(1). Scorers; JOE THOMSON (36), Celtic. IVAN TONEY (2 GOALS- 58 & 60 – assist Callum Roberts). NUFC. Attendance; 829, Referee; Braden Krampert (Ontario, Canada).
NUFC: Paul Woolston, Callum Williams (SUB- 50 Michael Newberry), Kyle Cameron, Jack Hunter, Stefan O'Connor, Stuart Findlay, Yasin Ben El-Mhanni (SUB- 76 Luke Charman), Dan Barlaser, Ivan Toney (SUB- 80 Owen Gallacher), Callum Roberts (SUB- 69 Kelland Watts), Victor Fernandez (SUB- 65 Callum Smith).
CELTIC: Ross Doohan, Sam Wardrop, Lewis Bell, Robbie Deas, Wallace Duffy, Kerr McInroy, Regan Hendry, Joe Thomson, PJ. Crossan, Ewan Henderson, Aidan Nesbitt. Subs: (Not known if used) Max Potter, Stephen Welsh, Keiran P. Campbell, Ciaran Diver, Broque Watson, Ross McLaughlin & Ryan Mullen.
 
The UNDER17’s lost their Premier Section Semi Final match in the  NI Super Cup v RIGHT TO DREAM (Ghana), 1(1) ; 2(0) in a well contested match in Coleraine. Scorers; MATTY LONGSTAFF (Approx 5 mins), NUFC. IBRAHIM SADIQ (64), MIKKEL DUMSGAARD (65), Rt. To Dream.
NUFC: Otto Huuhtanen, Lewis Cass, Oliver Walters, Matty Longstaff, Oisin McEntee, Jack Young, Kieren Aplin, Adam Wilson, Ryan Barrett, Max Allen, Deese Kasinga.
RT To DREAM; Rasmus From,  Teodore Voss, Marcus Gudmann, Maxwell Wolgazi, Keanin Ayer, Mohammed Diomande, King Baidoo, Mohammed Kusus, Kelvin Owusu-Boateng, Ibrahim Sadiq, Mikkel Dumsgaard
 
JUL.28th
 
Newcastle signed Spanish Under 21 International  Mikel Merino on a season long loan from Borussia Dortmund.
 
NUFC UNDER 17’s lost 2(2) ; 0(0) to O’HIGGINS (Chile) in the NI Super Cup 3rd. /4th Place Play Off, at the Clough, Ballymena. Scorers; WILSON MARTINEZ (2 GOALS- 1st Half)
NUFC: Line Up Not Known (Official Reported they field an ‘extremely youthful side’).. selected from Squad of… Otto Huuhtanen, Lewis Cass, Oliver Walters, Matthew Longstaff, Josh Skivington (goalkeeper), Oisin McEntee, Jack Robson, Jack Young, Thomas Cole, Keiren Aplin,  Adam Wilson, Ryan Barrett, Will Brown, Sam Joyce, Max Allen, Deese Kasinga Madia, Jude Swails, Kyle Soper)
O’HIGGINS In Addition To Wilson Martinez, the Line Up was Selected form the following Squad; ..Mauro Pizarro, Diego Valenzuela, Bastain Riquelme, Moises Gonzalez, Jose Basualto, Julio Zuniga, Jarol Chamorro,  Williams Munoz, Matias Torres, Bastian Vergara, Leandro Ortubia, Arturo Pozo, Daniel Monardes, Matias Miranda, Yerko Gonzalez, Hugo Figueroa, Christian Pizarro.
 
Anderlecht played out a 0;0 draw with Antwerp, in their opening Belgium League match; handing Matz Sels his league debut.   
 
JUL.29th
 
Newcastle travelled to Germany for the next bit of their preseason friendly preparations& faced  FSV Mainz 05’at the Opel Arena. They lost 1(0) : 2(1).
The goals were scored by; LEVIN OZTUNALI (5- assist Pablo De Blasis), VIKTOR FISCHER (84- assist Suat Serdar), FSV. JESUS GAMEZ (65), NUFC. Attendance; 6470, Referee; Christian Dingert (Thallichtenberg, Germany). Newcastle gave newcomer Merino his debut as a late sub.
NUFC: Karl Darlow (SUB- 60 Freddie Woodman), DeAndre Yedlin (SUB- 27 Javier Manquillo), Ciaran Clark (SUB- 45 Chancel Mbemba), Florian Lejuene (SUB- 79 Mikel Merino), Paul Dummett (SUB- 45 Jesus Gamez), Jack Colback (SUB-60 Jonjo Shelvey), Jacob Murphy (SUB- 60 Isaac Hayden), Mo Diame (SUB- 60 Ayoze Perez), Matt Ritchie (SUB- 45 Rolando Aarons), Siem De Jong (SUB- 60 Christian Atsu), Aleksandar Mitrovic (SUB- 60 Dwight Gayle).
FSV; Rene Adler (SUB- 61 Robin Zentner), Daniel Brosinski (SUB- 61Gerrit Holtmann), Stefan Bell (SUB- 45 Leon Balogun), Abdou Diallo, Giulio Donati (SUB- 61 Karim Onisiwo), Danny Latza (SUB- 61 Jose Rodriguez), Fabian Frei (SUB- 61 Suat Serdar), Pablo De Blasis (SUB- 61 Viktor Fischer 61), Alexandru Maxim (SUB- 61 Phillipp Klement), Levin Öztunali (SUB- 61 ‘Jairo’ Samperio), Yushinori Muto (SUB- 45 Kenan Kodro).
 
Back at Whitby Town’s Turnbull Ground, the final of Challenge Cup took place with Newcastle’s UNDER 23;s playing AZ ALKMAAR. They won 4;1, to claim the trophy. The scorers were IVAN TONEY (3; 2- 1st Half & 71 (Pen), MO SANGARE (90+1), NUFC. ABDEL MALEK EL HASNAOUI (90), AZ.  Attendance ?? Referee: Jose Luis Lopez (Madrid, Spain)
NUFC: Nathan Harker, Michael Newberry, Kyle Cameron (SUB- 78 Ben Kitchen), Jack Hunter (SUB- 69 Mo Sangare), Josef Yarney, Macualey Gillesphey (capt), Luke Charman (SUB- 81 Owen Bailey), Daniel Barlaser (SUB- 69 Callum Williams), Ivan Toney (SUB- 74 Owen Gallacher), Callum Roberts (SUB- 69 Yasin Ben El-Mhanni), Victor Fernandez (SUB- 47 Callum Smith).
AZ; Koen Bucker, Kick Groot, Pantelis Hatzidiakos, Justin Bakker, Joris Kramer, Mees Hoedemaker, Abdel Malek El Hasnaoui, Viktor Einarsson, Ferdy Druijf, Jamie Jacobs, Jonatan Ingi Jonsson. (Subs (tbc);- Joeri Church, Danny Muhl, Jasper Schendelaar, Rens Van Der Wacht, Furkan Kurban, Mees Kaandorp, Matthis Hardijk, Kai Koreniuk.)

Football in Scotland, at lower league level got underway & Berwick Rangers faced Motherwell in the 1st Round of the Scottish League Cup. They lost 1;0, to a side that included Gael Birgimana making his competitive debut for them. 
 
Our Northern League clubs are almost through their preseason fixtures & Morpeth Town played North Shields for the JR Cleator Cup & won 3;0. Ben Sayer scored with a64th minute penalty & Forster also played. 
 
Bluth Spartans & South Shields played out a competitive 2;2 draw in a friendly. Carl Finnigan got Shields second with a 77th minute penalty. They fielded Baxter, Lough, Storey, Nicholson & Richardson at various points of the game.

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BULLETIN 74 -  AUGUST 2017 REVIEW

Pre Season Friendly preparations continued, with another Under 23’s victory & then the 1st Team back to winning ways, defeating Wolfsburg in Germany & then rounding off preparations with a 2;0 home win to Verona. The season in earnest, began with disappointing defeats at home to Spurs & then at Huddersfield, a poor performance exiting out of the League Cup; and then finally a win to end the month, defeating West Ham 3;0.
 
This month sees new loan players Mikel Merino & also the purchase of forward Joselu from Stoke City. Both are added to the Current Player Toon Tracker Database. Others were expected but non arrived and only results will now tell if he squad is good enough andd strong enough for the Premier League after its shaky start.
Going the other was Riviere signing for Metz, De Jong to Ajax & Hanley to Norwich. An Under 18’s debut for goalkeeper Dan Langley also sees him added. This months web update hopefully doesn’t appear too rushed due to holiday commitments. 
 
AUG.1st
 
Newcastle UNDER 23’s played their final preseason friendly v Steve Harmison’s  ASHINGTON, away at Woodhorn Lane. They won 4 (3) : 2 (0). The goal scorers were; OWEN BAILEY (2 GOALS- 8 & 42?),ADAM WILSON (32?),LEWIS McNALL(46), NUFC
. LEE McANDREW (50?), TONY STEPHENSON (75), Ashington. Attendance; 690, Referee Michael Oliver (Bedlington) 
NUFC: Paul Woolston (SUB- 45 Nathan Harker), Craig Spooner, Ben Kitchen (SUB- 60 Lewis Cass), Matty Longstaff (SUB- 45 KellandWatts), Yannick Aziakonou, Owen Bailey, Mackenzie Heaney, Mo Sangare (SUB- 85 Matty Longstaff ), Lewis McNall, Juan Cumbrera ‘Juanito’ (SUB- 60 Tyrique Bartlett), Adam Wilson (SUB- 45 Liam Smith).
Ashington :Conor Grant, Shaun Henderson, Trialist (Liam?), Lewis Strafford, Craig Scott, Wayne Buchanan, Ben Sampson, Kyle Downey, Callum Johnson, Dale Pearson, Lee McAndrew.
SUBS: (tbc from ):Tony Stephenson (2nd Half) & Ben Christensen, Luc Glasper, Shaun Bell, James Loughborough, James Harmison..

Hearts sacked head Coach Ian Cathro after their poor start to the season, losing to lowering division opposition in the Scottish League Cup.
 
Paul Stephenson was appointed as Middlesbrough’s Under 23’s Coach.
 
It was reported that Lomana LuaLua was training with South Shields, possibly on trial.
 
AUG.2nd
 
Newcastle played their seconf match of their pre season German tour. They beat VFL Wolfsburg 3(2) ; 1(0) at their AOK Stadion. The scorers were  ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC (37),MATT RITCHIE (43), CHRISTIAN ATSU (68), NUFC
. YUNUS MALLI (51- Pen), Wolsfsburg).
Attendance; 3011, Referee; Robert Schroder (Hannover, Germany).
NUFC: Rob Elliot (SUB- 70 Karl Darlow), Javier Manquillo (SUB- 70 Jesus Gamez), FlorianLejeune (SUB-70 Jamaal Lascelles), Ciaran Clark, Paul Dummett (SUB- 70 Chancel Mbemba), Matt Ritchie (SUB-70 Jacob Murphy), Jonjo Shelvey, Isaac Hayden (SUB- 70 Mikel Merino), Christian Atsu (SUB- 70 Seim De Jong), Ayoze Perez (SUB- 70 Rolando Aarons), Aleksandar Mitrovic (SUB- 45 Mo Diame).
WOLFSBURG: Max Grun, Paul Seguin, Josuha Guilavogui (SUB- 45 ‘Vieirinha’ Adelino Andre Vierira de Freitas), Paul Jaeckel (SUB- 62 Gian-Luca Itter), Ohis Felix Uduokhai, Yannick Gerhadt (SUB- 62 Ignacio Camacho), Jakub Blaszczykowski, Maximilian Arnold (SUB- 62 Robin Knoche), Yunus Malli, Paul Gomes Ntep (SUB- 77 Landry Dimata 77), Victor Osimhen.

Ivan Toney went out on loan to Wigan Athletic.
 
Liverpool lost the final of the Audi Cup in Germany. The game ended at 1;1 & they 4;5 on pens. James Milner played in the first half while Widjnaldum featured for the first 64th. minute.
 
South Shields lost their 3;1 to Sunderland Under 23’s for Stephen Ramsey’s Testimonial.  Carl Finngan scored their goal in the 73rd. minute.  Matty Pattison featured as did Baxter (later replaced by Nicholson), Lough. Storey & Richardson.
 
Dan Mullen signed for West Allotment Celtic


 AUG.4th

Alan O'Brien signed for Chippenham Town.
 
Ivan Toney made his competitive debut for Wigan Athletic in their 1;0 win over MK Dons in Lerague One. He played as a forward, before being replaced in the 67th. minute.
 
There was a rush of Northern League signings ahead of the beginning of the season, Glenn Reay who has been training with Whitley Bay, signed for them.
 
Phil Cave also ‘re-surfaced’ to sign for Bedlington Terriers.
 
Bishop Auckland signed goalkeeper Carl Robinson.
 
AUG.5th
 
South Shields signed Jamie Holmes ahead of their new Evo Stik campaign. That afternoon he assisted his side defeat Whitby Town 2;1 in a friendly; scoring in the 13th minute.
 
Nottingham Forest began their Championship campaign with a 1;0 victory over Millwall. Daryl Murphy made his debut; playing for 77 minutes.
 
In League One, Oxford United defeated Oldham 2;0. Mike Williamson made his competitive debut at right half.
 
Peterborough beat Plymouth Argyle 2;1 in League One, handing  Steven Taylor a debut in defence; in a line up that included Marcus Maddison. Plymouth’s team included Ryan Taylor.
 
Morecambe got their League Two campaign off to a winning start, beating Cheltenham 2;1. Adam Campbell was an 86th minute sib for his new club. 
 
Hartlepool United got off to a poor start in the National League, losing 1;0 to Dover Athletic. Both Conor Newton & Ryan Donaldson handed debuts, while Deverdics came on as a 80th minute sub.
 
Gateahead also got their campaign off to a poor start, losing 2;1 at Woking. McLaughlin featured.  
 
Yeovil Town kicked off the League Two campaign with an 8;2 drubbing by Luton Town. On Loan Olufela Olomola made his debut playing for the first 70 minutes.
 
It was FA Cup Extra Preliminary Rd day for our Northern League sides. Heaton Stannington beat Team Northumbria1;0; with Adam Laidler gaining his debut at outside left. 
 
Newcastle Benfield defeated West Allotment Celtic 1;0, Mark Doninger made his debut at inside left & Michael Riley also played. 
 
Dunston UTS also progressed, beating Washington 3;0. Keeper Aidan Grant was handed his debut, along with outside left Adam Rundle; while Burrell also featured. Nathan Evans was also handed his debut with Washington at right back.    

Jarrow Roofing lost 3;1 to Barnoldswick Town. Dennis Knight got their goal in the 20th minute & Kerr played.
 
Morpeth Town exited, losing 2:0 to Shildon, with Sayer & Forster playing.
 
Billingham Town lost 3;0 to Pickering Town. Jake Fenton made his debut.
 
Areplay is requited for Bishop Auckland & Consett; who drew 3;3. Carl Robinson made his debut in goal for the Bishop’s & Hoganson featured; assisting one of the goals in the 27th minute; while Consett fielded McKinnon.
 
A replay is also required for Seaham Red Star; who drew 1;1 with Whitley Bay. Mark Bertram  played at right half, making his debut
 
In Northern League Two, Blyth Town defeated Thornaby 5;3. Ryan McGorrigan scored a a hat trick on his debut.
 
Hebburn Town gained a 2;0 win over Bedlington Terriers, handing Mechack Kanda his debut at inside right.
 
Lastly, Eccleshill United played their opening league match & drew3;3 with Yorkshire Amateurs. The match was the first for Des Hamilton; as the club new assistance manager working with Sean Regan.
 
AUG.6th
 
Newcastle played therir final preseason friendly. They entertained Fabio Pecchia’s  HELLAS VERONA of Italy at home at SJP & won 2(2) : 0(0). Scorers; AYOZE PEREZ (4), CHRISTIAN ATSU (12). A
ttendance; 23 906. Referee: Neil Swarbrick (Preston, Lancs).
NUFC: Rob Elliot (SUB-65 Karl Darlow), Javier Manquillo (SUB- 65 Jesus Gamez), Florian Lejeune (SUB- 65 Jamaal Lascelles), Ciaran Clark (SUB- 65 Chancel Mbemba), Paul Dummett (SUB-65 Rolando Aarons), Matt Ritchie, Isaac Hayden (SUB- 65 Jacob Murphy), Jonjo Shelvey (SUB- 65 Mikel Merino), Christian Atsu, Ayoze Perez (SUB- 72 Seim De Jong), Aleksandar Mitrovic (SUB- 65 ‘Mo’ Diame).
VERONA: ‘Nicolas’ David Andrade (SUB- 45 Marco Silvestri), Enrico Bearzotti (SUB- 60 ‘Romulo’ Souza Orestas Caldeira), Marash Kumbulla (SUB- 60 Alex Ferrari), Samuel Souprayen, Mohamed Salim Fares, Daniel Bessa, Marcel Buchel (SUB-70 Marco Fossati), Bruno Zuculini (SUB-60 Mattia Valoti), Alessio Cerci (SUB- 70 Davide Luppi), Giampaolo Pazzini (SUB- 60 Mattia Zaccagni ), Daniele Verde.
 
Bolton Wanderers lost their opening Championship to Leeds United 3;2. Adam Armstrong gained his debut as a late sub; playing for the last 6 minutes. Leeds also brought on Vurnon Anita in the 38th minute for his debut.
 
AUG.8th
 
Callum Williams
went out on loan to Gateshead & made his debut that evening for them in their 1;0 win over Guiseley; playing at right half 
 
Grimsby Town signed JJ. Hooper.
 
Blackpool got knocked of the League Cup in their 1st Rd tie with Wigan; going out 2;1. Sean Longstaff made his debut in the game at inside right
 
Bradford City were also knocked by Doncaster Rovers in a 3;2 defeat. Alex Gilliead made his debut,coming off in the 64th minute.
 
Lincoln City lost 2;1 to Rotherham, with Lincoln’s goal being scored by Billy Knott in the 64th minute.
 
Rochdale beat Mansfield Town, 1;0in the League Cup. Brad Inman came on as a sub in the 80th. minute to make his debut.
 
Finally, Notts County & Scunthorpe 1st Round match ended in a 3;3 draw & went to penalties. .Notts County went out 5;6 in the shootout; with 77th minute sub Alan Smith  firing in their first penalty.
 
AUG.9th
 
Bolton Wanderers defeated  Crewe 2;1 in their EFL Cup 1st Rd tie. Adam Armstrong scored his first competitive goal them in the 70th. minute 
 
Over the border, Rangers hammered Dunfermline 6;0 in the Scottish League Cup. James Tavernier was among the goal scorers, finding the net in the 27th minute. 
 
Motherwell defeated Ross County to progress; winning 3;2 after extra time. Gael Bigirimana scored in the 50th minute. 
 
AUG.10th
 
Titus Bramble
came out of retirement to sign for non league Stowmarket Town.
 
AUG.11th
 
Kazenga Lua Lua
went back out on loan to QPR.
 
Newcastle UNDER 23’s opened their Premier League Division II League campaign on a Friday evening awat at St. George’s Park, FA Training Centre ‘v’ STOKE CITY. Won 4 (2) ; 3 (1). Scorers; LIAM SMITH (5- assist Charman), LUKE CHARMAN (40), MO SANGARE (81), OWEN GALLAGHER (85)  NUFC. DANIEL JARVIS (2 GOALS- 45+ 1 & 56- Assist Hill), DANIEL BARBIR (75), Stoke. Attendance Approx; 200. Referee: Tony Harrington (Cleveland).   
NUFC:Paul Woolston, Yarney, Macauley Gillesphey, Jack Hunter, Curtis Good, Stuart Findlay, Craig Spooner (SUB- 72 Mo Sangare), Dan Barlaser, Luke Charman, Liam Smith, Callum Smith (SUB- 78 Owen Gallacher)
STOKE; Jacon Haugaard, Lewis Banks, Kris Owens, Mark Waddington, James Souttar, Daniel Barbir, Tre Pemberton, Oliver Shenton, Julien Ngoy (SUB- 45 Shola Ayloola), Daniel Jarvis, Ryan Hill (SUB- 45 Jake Dunwoody).
 
AUG.12th
 
Newcastle UNDER 18’also kicked off their Academy League capaign entertaining MANCHESTER CITY at home at Littler Benton. Having led 1;0 at half they lost out to a late goal 2;1. The scorers were; THOMAS ALLAN (42),NUFC
. NABIL TOUAIZI (60), HENRI OGUNBY (82), Man. City  Referee Connor Scott (London). Cass hit the bar in the 22nd minute. The second half was played in very heavy rain.

NUFC: Otto Huuhtanen, Max Allen, Oliver Walters, Matty Longstaff (capt), Lewis Cass, Kelland Watts, Adam Wilson, Mace Goodridge (SUB- 66 Deese Kasinga), Elias Sorensen, Thomas Allan (SUB-87 Sam Joyce), Kieran Aplin (SUB-66 Jack Young).
MAN. CITY; Pawel  Sokol, Jeremie Frimpong, Eric Garcia, Nathanael Ogbeta (capt), Ryan Corrigan, Iker Pozo, Henri Ogunby (SUB- 70 Fisayo Dele- Bashiru), Tommy Doyle, Nabil Touaizi, Felix Nmecha, Keyendrah Simmonds.
 
Yoan Gouffran made his debut for Goztepe; playing the opening 76 minutes in their 2;2 draw with Fenerbahce
 
Premier League action returned, with Stoke City losing 1;0 at Everton . Darren Fletcher made is debut
 
Elsewhere in the Championship Nottingham Forest beat Brentford 4;3, with Daryl Murphy scoring on his debut, in the 43rd minute.


QPR drew 1;1 Sheffield Wednesday, Kazenga Lua Lua made his returning debut as a 79th minute sub.
Perch also played.
 
In League One Blackpool beat MK Dons 1;0. The only goal of the game came in the 6th minute from Sean Longstaff. He featured up front until the final minute.
 
Doncaster Rovers defeated Blackburn Rovers 3;1. James Coppinger scored a 67th minute penalty.
 
Yeovil Town beat Accrington Stanley 3;2 in League Two; with Omafela Olomola getting 2 first goals; scoring in the 27th & 40th minutes.
 
In the Scottish Premier Rangers went down 3;2 to Hibs, despite a James  Tavernier 81st  minute goal.
 
South Shields began their Evo Stik North campaign with a 2;1 victory at Trafford. Their winning goal came from Carl Finnigan in the 62nd minute; assisted by debutant Jamie Holmes. Baxter, Nicholson, Pattison, Richardson & Sub Storey all featured. Finnigan was sent off in the dying seconds of injury time.
 
Newcastle Benfield defeated Bishop Auckland 7;3  the Northern League. Mark Doninger scored two; in the 11th & 80th minutes. Grieve, Riley & Brayson all played; while ‘the Bishops’ had Robinson & Hoganson in their side.
 
Dunston UTS beat Consett 2;0, with Dale Burrell scoring a second half penalty; having missed from the spot in the first half. Grant & Rundle also played; while Consett had McKinnon in their line up.
 
AUG.13th
 
Newcastle began their seasonback in the Premier Leaue at home TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR.
They lost 0(0) : 2(0).
Scorers; DELE ALLI (61), BEN DAVIES (70). Attendance; 52 077 & the referee was Andre Marriner from the West Midlands. The turning point of the game was the sending off Shelvey; although Spurs had a the majority of possession up that point. Debutant Lejeune got injured, but the others making their first competitive appearances survived; namely Manquillo & sub MerinoSissoko featured for Spurs.
NUFC: Rob Elliot, Javier Manquillo, Florian Lejeune (Injury- SUB- 34 Chencel Mbemba), Ciaran Clark, Paul Dummett (injury- SUB-7 Jamaal Lascelles), Jonjo Shelvey (Sent Off- 48), Isaac Hayden, Matt Ritchie, Ayoze Perez, Christian Atsu, Dwight Gayle (SUB-76 Mikel Merino).
TOTTENHAM: Hugo Lloris, Kyle Walker-Peters, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Ben Davies, Eric Dier, Mousa Dembele (SUB- 90 Harry Winks), Moussa Sissoko (SUB- 58 Son Heung-Min), Dele Alli (SUB- 82 Victor Wanyama), Christian Eriksen, Harry Kane.


AUG.15th
 
Newcastle completed the signing of Joselu for a fee reported to be about £5 million from Stoke City.
 
Sebastian Bassong began trial traning with Birmingham City.
 
In the Northern League, South Shields demolished Brighouse Town 5;0. Among the goal scorers were; Carl Finnigan (1st Half) & Michael Richardson, Matty Pattison & Jamie Holmes (2nd Half). 
 
Newcastle Benfield & West Auckland Town played out a 2;2 draw. Both Benfields goals were scored by Paul Brayson. 
 
AUG; 16th
 
The Scottish FA announced that Darren Jackson was their new Under 19’s Assistant Coach.

AUG.17th

An Open Training Session took place at SJP.  The Timetable was as follows:  9am- FAN ZONE & EAST STAND TURNSTILES OPEN. 9.45am FOUNDATION & ACADEMY TRAINING SESSION BEGINS.10.30am 1st TEAM PUBLIC TRAINING SESSION BEGINS. 11.45am FAN CHALLENGE. 2pm FAN ZONE CLOSES (The Fan Zone was on Strawberry Place road closing it to traffic until 4pm)  Attendance Approx; 12 000  

AUG.18th
 
NEWCASTLE UNDER 23’s travelled to the Hawthorns to play WEST BROM away in the league & won 4(3) ; 0(0). Scorers; KYLE CAMERON (14- assist Callum Smith), LUKE CHARMAN (20- assist- Cameron), CRAIG SPOONER (23- assist Callum Smith), OWN BAILEY (75- assist Dan
Barlaser). Attendance; 224; Referee Peter Wright. from Merseyside.
NUFC: Nathan Harker, Jamie Sterry (SUB- 45 Owen Bailey), Kyle Cameron, Jack Hunter, Josef Yarney, Curtis Good (SUB- 45 Stephan O'Connor), Craig Spooner, Daniel Barlaser, Luke Charman (SUB- 77 Owen Gallacher), Liam Smith, Callum Smith
(Team Sheet Error- Paul Woolston-Keeper)
WBA: Alex Palmer, Aram Soleman, Max Melbourne (SUB- 65 Robert McCourt), Jack Chambers, Dara O'Shea, Kyle Jameson, Nick Clayton-Phillips (SUB- 55 Finn Azaz), Alex Bradley (SUB- 75 Nathan Ferguson), Callum Morton, Tyler Roberts, Kyle Edwards.


AUG.19th
 
NEWCASTLE UNDER 18’s Played SUNDERLAND in the league away at the Whitburn Training Centre.The game ended in a 1(0) : 1 (0) draw. Scorers; MATTY LONGSTAFF (49- assist Elias Sorensen), NUFC
. LEE CONNELLY (88) Sunderland. Mbunga-Kimpioka hit the bar in the first half  Referee; Kirk Freeth (Northumberland)
NUFC: Otto Huuhtanen, Max Allen, Keiren Aplin, Matty Longstaff, Lewis Cass, Kelland Watts, Adam Wilson, Mace Goodridge, Elias Sorensen (SUB-60Jack Robson), Thomas Allan, Deese Kasinga (SUB-74 Jack Young).
SUNDERLAND; Anthony Patterson,  Tomas Howard, Gergus McAughtrie Jack Connolly, Jordan Hickey,Benjamin Mbunga-Kimpioka, Jake Hackett (SUB- 81 Tom Scothern),Lee Connelly, Rees Greenwood (SUB- 2nd Half Robbie Dunne), Sonny Best (SUB- 82 Ryan Leonard)
 
|Elsewhere; in the Championship Sean Longstaff scored Blackpool first goal in the 38th ninute in their 3;3 draw at Doncaster Rovers . 
 
Wigan Athletic beat Oldam Athletic 2;0 & Ivan Toney scored their opener in the 8th minute.
 
Many local sides were in FA Cup Preliminary Round action’; Newcastle Benfield gained a great 2;1 win at Goole. Paul Brayson scored the winner in the 77th minute. Grieve, Riley & Doninger all played.
 
Whitley Bay drew 1;1 at Penrith and require a replay. Glenn Reay featured.
 
South Shields went through with a 3;1 victory over Bridlington Town. Matty Pattison scored one of the goals. The third goal was assisted by Nicholson; while Baxter,  Richardson, Holmes & sub Lough all featured.
 
Consett also progressed, knocked out Heaton Stannington 4;0. McKinnon featured for the winners, while Laidler was in the Heaton side. 
 
Dunston UTS bowed out after brave battle with Barnoldswick; losing 2;1. Grant & Burrell featured
 
There were also a number of Northern League matches. Jarrow Roofing drew 2;2 with Washington. Lee Kerr scored for Jarrow late in the first half.
 
North Shields gained a comprehensive 5;0victoryover Bishop Auckland. Sub Joe Kerridge scored his competitive goal for Shields in the 72nd minute. Auckland had Hoganson in the side.
 
In Wearside League manager Stuart Green must have delighted with his side Cleator Moor Celtics 9;1 win over Coxhoe.
 
Finally, Ashington Colliers hammered North Shields Athletic 7;0 in the Northern Alliance Premier. Paul Dunn was among the scorers.
 
In the Alliance’s Division One- Wallsend Boys Club thrashed Gosforth Bohemians 7;1 & Brandon Williams scored twice. 
 
AUG.20th
 
Newcastle’s 1st. TEAM next travelled to play HUDDERSFIELD TOWN away at the John Smith's Stadium. The lost 0(0) : 1(0).
The only goal of the game was scored by AARON MOOY in the 50th minute. The attendance was 24 128 & the referee was Craig Pawson from Sheffield. Newcastle brought on new signings JOSELU &MURPHY to make their debuts.
NUFC; Rob Elliot, Javier Manquillo, Jamaal Lascelles, Ciaran Clark, Chancel Mbemba, Christian Atsu, Isaac Hayden (SUB- 76 Mo Diame), Mikel Merino, Matt Ritchie, Dwight Gayle (SUB- 52 Joselu), Ayoze Perez (SUB- 80 Jacob Murphy).
Huddersfield: Jonas Lossl, Tommy Smith (capt), Mathias Jorgensen, Christopher Schindler, Chris Lowe, Aaron Mooy, Philip Billing, Elias Kachunga (SUB- 72 Kasey Palmer), Tom Ince (SUB- 90+ 2 Michael Hefele), Rajiv Van La Parra (SUB- 69 Collin Quaner), Steve Mounie.

Their was a star studded cricket match at Durham County’s Riverside Ground for Paul Collingwood’s Testimonial. The two teams involved were a ‘Newcastle Guest XI’ managed by Kevin Keegan verses a Sunderland Guest XI, managed by Peter Reid. Newcastlke won by 17 Runs; 226 for 3 to 209. The Newcastle side included Cameron Bancroft who with Chris Hewison hit a combined 84 runs, Gordon Muchall (69 runs), Phil Mustard (49 runs).Also in the side were Calum Macleod & Graeme Swann. The Sunderland side included Collingwood who hit 43 runs; along with Shaun Marsh (53), Liam Plunkett (18) & Scott Borthwaite, Ashley Giles & Neil Killeen   
 
In the Standard Security Blyth & Wansbeck Sunday League; Amble Tavern demolished Eardson Red Lion 12;0. Phil Airey hit a hat trick.  
 
AUG.21st
 
Maccabi Tel Aviv appointed Steve McClaren as their new coaching consultant.
 
AUG.22nd
 
Bolton Wanders progressed through the 2nd Rd of the League Cup; defeating Sheffield Wednesday 3;2. Adam Armstrong was among the goal scorers, firing home a 57th minute penalty.
 
AUG.23rd
 
Newcastle 1st. TEAM played NOTTINGHAM FOREST at home in the Carabao League Cup 2nd Rd. An inept defensive performance from an unusual line up saw the side go out 2(2) : 3(2) in extra time. A bit of history was made in the game; with a new ruling that 4 subs could used and both sides did so,  bringing on a 4th sub on extra time. For Newcastle the honour fell to Joselu; while recent player Daryl Murphy was Forests 4th.The goal scorers on the night were; ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC (3) & ROLANDO AARONS (45+1 with a great strike) for Newcastle
. JASON CUMMINGS (2 GOALS- 29 & 31) & TYLER WALKER (97), N.Forest. The attendance was a modest 27 709 & the referee was Darren England from Barnsley.
NUFC: Karl Darlow, Jamie Sterry (SUB- 58 Achraf Lazaar), Grant Hanley, Chanel Mbemba, Jesus Gamez, Jacob Murphy, Henri Saivet, Daniel Barlaser (SUB-70 Isaac Hayden), Rolando Aarons (SUB- 77 Matt Ritchie), Mo Diame, Aleksandar Mitrovic (SUB- 106 Joselu).
N.Forest; Jordan Smith, Danny Fox, Joe Worrall, Michael Mancienne, Eric Lichaj, Andreas Bouchalakis (SUB- 45 Barrie McKay), Zach Clough, Ben Osborn, Kieran Dowell (SUB- 62 Jack Hobbs), Jason Cummings (SUB- 97 Daryl Murphy), Ben Brereton (SUB- 77 Tyler Walker).
 
Also on the same day, it was announced that Dwight Gayle was appointed as the NUFC Foundations Ambassador for Disability Football.
 
AUG.25th
 
Newcastle UNDER 23’s lost 0(0) ; 1(1) away to Paul Stephenson’s MIDDLESBROUGH
, at Bishop Aucklands ground Heritage Park. Scorer: GEORGE MILLER (45+ 1). Referee; Joe Hull (Cheshire). Attendance 474. Barlaser hit the post in the last minute.
NUFC: Nathan Harker, Stephan O'Connor, Kyle Cameron, Jack Hunter, Josef Yarney, Macauley Gillesphey, Craig Spooner (SUB-65 Owen Gallacher), Luke Charman, Tom Heardman (SUB- 45 Daniel Barlaser), Liam Smith, Callum Smith.
BORO: Aynsley Pears, Harry Goode, Tom Brewitt, Nathan McGinley, Patrick Reading, Jay Wilson (SUB. 85- Nathan Guru), Ben Liddle, Lewis Wing, Marcus Tavernier, Luke Armstrong, George Miller.
 
The UNDER 18’s were also in league action away to LIVERPOOL;played at the Kirkby Traning Centre. The game resulted in a 2(2) : 2(2) draw. Scorers; GLEN McAULEY (2 GOALS- 7 & 34),Liverpool. LEWIS CASS (10),THOMAS ALLAN (45), NUFC. Referee;Matthew McQuillam (Wigan). Young keeper LANGLEY made his debut.
NUFC: Daniel Langley, Max Allen (SUB- 71 Sam Joyce), Keiren Aplin, Matty Longstaff, Lewis Cass, Kelland Watts, Adam Wilson, Mace Goodridge, Jack Robson (SUB-79 Jack Young 79), Thomas Allan, Deece Kasinga.
LIVERPOOL; Dan Atherton, Jordan Hunter, AdamLewis, Rhys Williams, Anthony Glennon, Liam Coyle (SUB-90 Dan Griffiths), Luis Longstaff (SUB- 21 Rafael Camacho), Edvard Tagseth, Glen McCauley (SUB- 67 Okera Simmonds), Curtis Jones, Liam Millar, 
 
Emmanuel Riviere signed for Metz; for what is being reported as a free transfer.
 
Stuart Findlay went out on loan to Kilmarnock.
 
AUG.26th.
 
The 1st TEAM took centre stage at 3pm playing WEST HAM UNITED at hom,e in the Premier League. It was a great day gaining their first win & goals of the campaign; defeating ‘the hammers’ 3(1) : 0(0). This first goal assisted by Atsu was nudged in by JOSELU in the 36th minute. CIARAN CLARK (72- assist Hayden) & ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC (86- roundeing the keeper one on one, from assist /pass from Perez).
Attendance; 52 093, Referee; Neil Swarbrick (Lancashire). A decisive moment, with the game at 1;0; came with a great clearance off the line by Clark. A guest on the pitch at half time was Andy Cole
NUFC: Rob Elliot, Javier Manquillo, Jamaal Lascelles, Ciaran Clark, Chancel Mbemba, Mikel Merino, Isaac Hayden (SUB- 82 Mo Diame), Matt Ritchie (SUB- 88 Jacob Murphy), Ayoze Perez, Christian Atsu, ‘Joselu’ (SUB- 72 Aleksandar Mitrovic 72).
WEST HAM; Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaleta, James Collins, Angelo Ogbanna, Aaron Cresswell, Declan Rice (SUB- 45 Manuel Lanzini), Mark Noble (SUB- 71 Cheikhou Kouyate), Michail Antonio, Andre  Ayew (SUB- 70 Diafra Sakho), Edimilson Fernandes, Javier Hernandez.
 
Elsewhere; in League One, Sean Longstaff scored in the 6th minute of Blackpool’s 2;1 victory over Oldham Athletic
 
Ivan Toney netted in the 9th minute of Wigan’s 1;1 draw with Portsmouth.
 
Peterborough defeated Northampton 4;1. The fourth was a Marcus Maddison 90th minute penalty.
 
Lincoln City defeated Carlisle United 4;1.55th minute sub Billy Knott scored their fourth in the 87th. minute. Farman was in goal
 
League Two side Grimsby Town lost 3;2 to Wycombe, despite a JJ. Hooper 65th minute goal.
 
There was also a goal for Olomola in the 75th minute of Yeovil Town’s 2;0 win over Coventry City. 

In the Evo Stik 1st Division North side, South Shields continued their great start with 1;0 win over Bamber Bridge. Alex Nicholson hit the post in the 2nd half. The side also included, Baxter,Pattison, Richardson & Holmes; with Lough coming on as a sub.

AUG.28th

Ajax signed Seim De Jong for a fee initially reported as £4million, and then later reported to be £1.9 million.
 
AUG.29th
 
Newcastle UNDER 23’s made themselves a bit of club history by taking part in the ‘Checkatrade’ Football League Trophy for the first time, being drawn against league opposition. This was their first Group D Match away to CREWE ALEXANDRA, away at Gresty Road & they won 2 (1) : 1(0). The goal scorers were; LIAM SMITH (4) &LUKE CHARMAN (68), NUFC
& JORDAN BOWERY (88), Crewe. The attendance was 1 351 & the referee was Robert Jones (Liverpool).
NUFC: Paul Woolston, Jamie Sterry (SUB- 72 Stefan O’Connor), Curtis Good, Kyle Cameron, Macauley Gillesphey, Jack Hunter, Daniel Barlaser, Callum Roberts (SUB- 67 Mo Sangare), Victor Fernandez (SUB- 45 Callum Smith), Luke Charman.
CREWE: Ben Garratt, Zoumano Bakayogo, Brad Walker, Jordan Bowery, George Cooper (SUB- 89 Lewis Reilly), Eddie Nolan, Tom Lowery (SUB- 70 Ryan Wintle), Harry Pickering, Callum Ainley, Charlie Kirk (SUB-69 Owen Dale), Billy Sass-Davies  
 
AUG.30th
 
Newcastle’s UNDER 23’sSquad stayed back in Crewe and played a behind closed doors friendly at Gresty Road, verses a SHELBOURNE under 19’s XI. The game resulted in a 3;3 draw. The goal scorers for Newcastle were; TOM HEARDMAN,LEWIS McNALL & THOMAS COLE
.
 
Newcastle sold Grant Hanley to Norwich City for Transfer Fee reported to be £4 million,.
 
South Africa Under 20’s lost 4;0 to Brazil in their first ‘Tri Nations’ Tournament Match. Tyrique Bartlett played at outside left, coming off in the 59th minute.    

AUG.31st  

Transfer deadline day brought disappointment with new late signings. The only movements were the loan of Tim Krul to Brighton & Achraf Lazaar out on loan to Benevento. 
 
 
 
 
 

 





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