NUFC 2012-13 SEASON REVIEW

The Season of 2012-13, which began with so much hope & promise, fell short; leaving many fans relieved when it came to an end. The saving grace was the cup run in the Europa League which saw us progress into the Quarter Finals, exiting in a closely fought battle against top class opposition.
 
TRANSFERS IN:
 
JUN.8th.2012
AARONS, ROLANDO
(Following Trial APR. 2012)
BOOTH, MACAULEY(Following Trial APR. 2012)
SATKA, LUBANIR (Signed from Dubnica, Following Trial MAY 15th. 2012)

JUL.1st.2012-
AMALFITANO, ROMAIN
(Signed on ‘Bosnian’ from Reims- pre contracted to join the club on MAY 23rd.2012).

JUL.6th.2012-
BIGIRIMANA, GAEL
(Signed from Coventry City for a fee reported to be about £3 Million).

JUL.31st.2012-
GOOD, CURTIS
(Signed from Melbourne Hearts, Australia; followed a short successful Trial in APR.2012).

AUG.16th.2012-
ANITA, VURNON
(Signed From Ajax, Transfer Fee- £6.67 Million).

JAN.4th.2013-
DEBUCHY, MATHIEU
(Signed From Lille for a Transfer Fee of between £4.9 & £5.5  Million)

JAN.22nd.2013-
YANGA-MBIWA, MAPOU
(Signed From Montpellier for an Undisclosed Fee Reported To Be About £6.7 Million)

JAN.23rd.2013
GOUFFRAN, YOAN
(Signed From Bordeaux for an Undisclosed Fee Reported To Be About £1.2 million).

JAN.24th.2013
HAIDARA, MASSADIO
(Signed From Nancy for an Undisclosed Fee Reported To Be About £3 million).

JAN.25th.2013
SISSOKO, MOUSSA
(Signed From Toulouse for an Undisclosed Fee Reported To Be About £1.8 million).

JAN.31st.2013,
MBABU, KEVIN
(Signed from Servette for Undisclosed Fee Reported To Be Between £170k & £1 Million).
 
TRANSFERS OUT:
 
JUN.18th.2012
TAYLOR, DAN
  (Free Transfer- Oldham Athletic)

JUL.2nd.2012
BEST, LEON
(Transferred to Blackburn Rovers, Undisclosed fee- reported to be Approx £3 Million)

JUL.5th.2012
FORSTER, FRASER
(Transfer to Celtic, Transfer Fee- £2 Million).

JAN.4th.2013
BA, DEMBA
(Transfer To Chelsea, Transfer Fee Reported to Be Between £7.5 & £8 Million)
 
PLAYERS RELEASED:
 
JUN.1st.2012
ADJEI, SAMUEL
AIREY, PHIL
DONALDSON, RYAN
FOLAN, STEPHEN
GUTHRIE, DANNY
(‘Bosnian’ Transfer To READING- JUN.29th.2012),
HENDERSON, JEFF
KADAR, TAMAS
LOVENKRANDS, PETER
McDERMOTT, GREG
NZURI, PATRICK
SMITH, ALAN
 
JUN.8th.2012
BAIRD, ALEX
HOGANSON, MICHAEL
IONS, BILLY
SAYER, BEN
STOREY, LOUIS
TOLAND, LEE
 
AUG.5th.2012
GRANT, AIDAN
McGORRIGAN, RYAN
 
JAN.31st.2013
XISCO
(Contract Terminated- Free Agent- Signed For Cordoba (Spain) soon after)
 
JAN.31st.2013
MADDISON, MARCUS
(Then Immediate Unsuccessful Trial with Gateshead)
HOOPER, JJ.
RILEY, MICHAEL
KNIGHT, DENNIS
 
MAR.1st.2013
RANGER, NILE
(Released by Mutual Consent, then ‘Free Agent’)
 
MAY 23rd..2013
DESMOND, LEE
KITCHEN, ALEX
NICHOLSON, ALEX
 
LOAN OUT:
 
HENDERSON, LIAM
(Loan To Celtic Nation- AUG.5th.2012 To NOV.2012)
(Released- Signed Newcastle Benfield- NOV.2012)
(Transfer To South Shields- NOV.23rd.2012 To The Present)
 
DUMMETT, PAUL
(Loan To St. Mirren- AUG.31st.2012 To JAN.4th.2013)
(Loan To St. Mirren- JAN.31st.2013, To MAY 19th.2013).
 
HOOPER, J.J.
(Loan To Darlington 1883- NOV.14th..2012 To DEC.5th.2012)
(Loan To Workington- DEC.7th.2012 To Late JAN.2013)
(Trial With Sheffield Wednesday FEB.13th.2013)
 
INMAN, BRAD
(Loan To Crew Alexandra- NOV.22nd. To APR.28th.2013)
 
GOOD, CURTIS
(Loan To Bradford City)- NOV.22nd.2012 To MAR.4th.2013)
 
GRANT, AIDAN
(Trial Seaham Red Star- NOV? 2012)
(Trial Aston Villa Early FEB.2013, Signed MAR.12th.2013).
 
MADDISON, MARCUS
(Loan To Blyth Spartans- NOV.22nd.2012 To DEC.17th.2012)
(Trial- Gateshead- Late JAN.2013 0 Apps)
(Trial- St. Johnstone- JAN.31st.2013 To The Present)
 
RILEY, MICHAEL
(Loan To Blyth Spartans- DEC.20th.2012 To Late JAN.2013)    
(Trial with Hartlepool United- FEB.13th.2013).
(Trial with Barnsley- MAR.4th.2013)
 
KNIGHT, DENNIS
(Trial Hartlepool United- FEB.2013)
(Trial Barnsley MAR.4th.2013, Signed MAR.27th.2013).
 
MITCHELL, JONATHAN
(Loan Workington- DEC.28th.2012 To FEB.15th.2013)
 
NEWTON, CONOR
(Loan To St. Mirren- JAN.1st.2013 To MAY 19th.2013 )
 
ABEID, MEDHI
(Loan To St. Johnstone- JAN.31st.2013 To MAY 19th.2013).
 
RICHARDSON, MICHAEL
(Loan To Gillingham- FEB.14th.2013 To MAR.22nd.2013)
 
AMEOBI, SAMMY
(Loan To Middlesbrough- FEB.25th.2013 To MAY 1st.2013)
 
FERGUSON, SHANE
(Loan To Birmingham City- FEB.28th.2013 To MAY 8th.2013)
 
 
TRIALISTS:
 
DANQUAH, RICHARD (AUG.13th.2012 From (unattached?)- 1 Academy Friendly App; 0 Goals)

KOURA, ANTHONY (JUL.16th.2012 From Le Mans)- 1 Reserve Friendly App; 2 Goals.

RICKARD, DAN (SEP.6th.2012 From Unknown ? - 1 Reserve Friendly App; 0 Goals)

KANDA, MECHACK (OCT.5th.2012- From Gateshead Under 18’s; Whickham (2011-12 Season): 1 Under 18’s App; 0 Goals).

CRUMP, RYAN (OCT.19th.2012- From Liverpool Under 18’s Academy: 1 Under 18’s App, 0 Goals).

ABEID, WALID (OCT.29th.2012 From France; Ex St. Etienne Youth- 1 Reserve Friendly App; 0 Goals)
 
NEWCASTLE’S 1ST TEAM: COMPETITIVE FIXTURES
 
AUG.18th.2012, TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR, Won 2(0) : 1(0). Premier League At Home. Attendance: 52 385. Referee: Martin Atkinson (Bradford). Scorers- DEMBA BA (54 mins), HATEM BEN ARFA (80 mins, Pen). JERMAIN DEFOE (76) Tottenham. Debut (Sub) VURNON ANITA. ALAN PARDEW was ‘banished’ to the stands for pushing an official in an attempt to draw his attention to an incident.
NUFC: Tim Krul, James Perch, Davide Santon, Hatem Ben Arfa, Cheick Tiote, Yohan Cabaye (Sub. 71 Vurnon Anita),
Jonas Gutierrez (Capt), Demba Ba (Sub. 85 Gabriel Obertan), Papiss Cisse.
SPURS: Brad Friedel, Kyle Walker, William Gallas (Capt), Younes Kaboul, Benait Assou-Ekotto, Jake Livermore, Sandro (Sub. 84 Harry Kane, Aaron Lennon, Gylfi Sigurdsson, (Sub. 68 Rafael Van Der Vaart), Gareth Bale, Jermain Defoe.
 
AUG.23rd.2012, ATROMITOS (Greece), Draw 1(1) : 1(1). UEFA Europa League 3rd. Qualifying Play Off Round 1st. Leg. Attendance: 4 872. Referee: Alan Yefet (Israel). Scorers:  RYAN TAYLOR (free kick 45 +1 mins). DENIS EPSTEIN (23 mins)- Atromitos. There were competitive first team debuts for new signing GAEL BIGIRIMANA & in the second half, substitute debut appearances for ROMAIN AMALFITANO & local youngster ADAM CAMPBELL (Aged only 17 years & 236 days, becoming the youngest ever first team player in European competition. A title previously held by Andy Carroll).
NUFC: Steven Harper, James Perch, James Tavernier, Mike Williamson (Capt), Ryan Taylor, Gabriel Obertan, Gael Bigirimana, Dan Gosling (Sub. 65 Romain Amalfitano), Vurnon Anita, Sylvain Marveaux (Sub. 70 Jonas Gutierrez), Papiss Cisse (Sub. 75 Adam Campbell).  
ATROMITOS: Charles Itandje, Ioannis Skondras, Sokratis Fytanidis, Nikolaos Lazaridis, Konstantihos Giannoulis (Sub. 87 Athanisis Karagounis), Matias Iglesias, Nikola Belijic (Sub. 60 Martinaldo Chumbinho), Elini Dimoutsos, Eduardo Luiz Brito, Denis Epstein, Njazi Kuqi (Sub. 60 Apostolos Karamanos). 
 
AUG.25th.2012, CHELSEA, Lost 0(0) : 2(2). Premier League, Away. Newcastle’s best chance came from PAPISS CISSE, clipping the bar with an effort, before Torres went down in the box claming a penalty.
Goal Scorers- EDEN HAZARD (22 mins Pen), FERNANDO TORRES (45 + 3 mins). Attendance: 41 718, Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire). 
NUFC: Tim Krul, Danny Simpson (Sub. 63 Ryan Taylor), Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini, Davide Santon
(Sub. 74 Sylvain Marveaux), Vurnon Anita, Yohan Cabaye (Sub. 76 James Perch), Jonas Gutierrez, Hatem Ben Arfa, Demba Ba, Papiss Cisse.
       
CHELSEA: Petr Cech, Branislav Ivanovic, David Luiz, Tim Cahill, Ashley Cole, Raul Meireles (Sub. 87 Frank Lampard), John Obinna ‘Mikel’, Ryan Bertrand, Juan Mata (Sub 66 Ramires Santos do Nascimento), Eden Hazard, Fernando Torres.
 
AUG.30th.2012, ATROMITOS, Won 1(1) : 0(0). Newcastle’s UEFA Europa League 3rd Round Play Off 2nd. Leg. At Home. A severe injury to RYAN TAYLOR early in the game. Scorer- HARIS VUCKIC (20 mins).
Attendance: 29, 292, Referee: Stephan Studer (Switzerland). 
NUFC: Tim Krul, Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson, Fabrico Coloccini, Ryan Taylor (Sub. 11 Haris Vuckic), Gael Bigirimana, James Perch (Sub. 59 James Tavernier), Sylvain Marveaux (Sub. 90 + 2 Romain Amalfitano),
Gabriel Obertan, Dan Gosling, Demba Ba.
ATROMITOS: Charles Itandje, Ioannis Skondras, Kostas Giannoulis, Sokratis Fytanidis, Nikolaos Lazaridis, Brito (Sub. 88 Njazi Kuqi), Walter Iglesias, Elini Dimoutsos (Sub. 85 Pitu), Denis Epstein, Tasos Karamanos, Chumbinho (Sub. 75 Nikola Beljic).  
 
SEP.2nd.2012, ASTON VILLA, Draw 1(0) : 1(1). Premier League
at Home.
Scorers- HATEM BEN ARFA (59 mins), CIARAN CLARK (22)- Aston Villa.
Attendance 48 245, Referee Lee Probert (Gloucestershire). Villa’s line up included STEPHEN IRELAND started & CHARLES N’ZOGBIA.
NUFC: Tim Krul, Danny Simpson (Sub. 38 Gael Bigirimana), Fabrico Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Davide Santon,
Hatem Ben Arfa, Yohan Cabaye, Vurnon Anita, Jonas Guiterrez, (Sub. 86 Sylvain Marveaux), Demba Ba
(Sub. 89 Gabriel Obertan), Papiss Cisse.
ASTON VILLA: Brad Guzan, Matthew Lowton, Ron Vlaar, Ciaran Clark, Eric Lichaj, Barry Bannan, Karim El Ahmadi (Sub. 72 Charles N’Zogbia), Stephen Ireland, Andreas Weimann (Sub. 64 Gabriel Agbonlahor), Brett Holman, Darren Bent
 
SEP.17th.2012, EVERTON. Draw 2(0):2(1), Away. (ALAN PARDEW watched from the stands in the first of his two match ban).
Goal Scorers: LEIGHTON BAINES (15). DEMBA BA (49). The goal was Newcastle’s 1000th Premier League Goal. Victor Anichebe (88). DEMBA BA (90). Referee: Mike Jones (Chester), Attendance: 32 510. Everton’s side included DISTIN.
NUFC: Steve Harper, James Perch, Mike Williamson, Steven Taylor, Davide Santon, Yohan Cabaye (Sub- 90 Gael Bigirimana), Vurnon Anita, Jonas Gutierrez, Sylvain Marveaux (Sub- 45 Demba Ba), Hatem Ben Arfa, Papiss Cisse
(Sub- 80 Shola Ameobi).
EVERTON: Tim Howard, Tony Hibbert, Sylvain Distin, Phil Jagielka, Leighton Baines, Phil Neville, Leon Osman, Steven Pienaar, Marouane Fellaini, Nikica Jelavic, (Sub- 44 Victor Anichebe), Kevin Mirallas (Sub- 83 Steven Naismith). 
 
SEP.20th.2012, CS. MARITIMO. UEFA Europa League Group D. Draw 0(0) : 0(0). Away in Madera.
Attendance: 4 000. Referee Rober Schorgonhofer (Austria). DAN GOSLING & SHOLA AMEOBI both hit the woodwork. Maritimo also hit the bar the second half.
NUFC: Rob Elliot, James Perch, Mike Williamson, Steven Taylor, Davide Santon, Dan Gosling, Gabriel Obertan (Sub- 80 Sylvain Marveaux), Romain Amalfitano (Sub- 76 Shane Ferguson), Haris Vuckic (Sub- 53 Sami Ameobi), Shola Ameobi (capt).
MARITIMO: Romain Salin, Nuno Miguel Briguel, Joao Guilerme, Sebastian Valentin Ruberge, Luis Miguel Olim, Rafael Miranda, Joao Luiz Ramies Vieira, Heldon Augusto Ramas, (Sub- 54 Philipe Fidelis), David Simao (Sub- 75 Guncalo Abreu), Leocisio Julio Sami, Danilo Dias (Sub- 82 Adilson Tibes Granemann). 
 
SEP.23rd.2012. (Chris Hughton’s) NORWICH CITY- Premier League. Won 1(1) : 0(0).
Scorer: DEMBA BA (19). Attendance: 49 402,Referee: Neil Warbrick (Preston). PAPISS CISSE missed a penalty in the first half. Norwich lost SEBASTIAN BASSONG to an injury early in the first half.
NUFC: Steve Harper, James Perch, Mike Williamson, Steven Taylor, Davide Santon, Hatem Ben Arfa (Sub- 85 Shola Ameobi), Vurnon Anita (Sub- 76 Cheick Tiote), Jonas Gutierrez, Papiss Cisse (Sub- 70 Gabriel Obertan), Demba Ba.
NORWICH: John Ruddy, Russell Martin, Leon Barnett, Sebastian Bassong, (Sub- 8 Michael Turner), Javier Garrido, Robert Snodgrass, Jonny Howson, Bradley Johnson, Andrew Surman (Sub- 82 Simeon Jackson, Wes Hoolahan. Steve Morison (Sub- 70 Grant Holt). 
 
SEP.26th.2012. MANCHESTER UNITED, Capital One League Cup 3rd Round Lost 1(0):2(1). Scorers: ANDERSON (44), TOM CLEVERLEY (58). Man. Utd. PAPISS CISSE (62), Newcastle. Cisse nearly got a second with sublime control & overhead kick at the edge of the box with his back to goal, hitting the bar. Attendance: 46 358, Referee: Anthony Taylor (Wythenshawe, Cheshire).
NUFC: Rob Elliot, James Perch, Fabricio Coloccini (Sub- 61 Shane Ferguson), Mike Williamson, James Tavernier, Gabriel Obertan, Dan Gosling, Cheick Tiote (Sub- 71 Gael Bigirimana), Sylvain Marveux, Haris Vuckic (Sub- 61 Papiss Cisse), Shola Ameobi.
MAN.UTD: David De Gea, Marnick Vermiji (Sub- 77 Ryan Tuncliffe), Michael Keane, Scott Wooton, Alexander Buttner (Sub- 88 Robbie Brady), Darren Fletcher, Tom Cleverley, Anderson, Wayne Rooney (Sub- 77 Nick Powell), Danny Welbeck, Javier Hernandez.    
 
SEP.29th.2012, READING, Draw 2(0) : 2(0). (Premier League).
Scorers: JIMMY KEBE (58), NOEL HUNT (62), Reading. DEMBA BA (59, 83), Attendance: 24 097, Referee: Andre Mariner (Sheldon, West Midlands),
NUFC: Steve Harper, James Perch, Mike Williamson, Steve Taylor, (Sub- 56 James Tavernier), Davide Santon,
Hatem Ben Arfa, Cheick Tiote, Gael Bigirimana (Sub. 70 Shane Ferguson), Jonas Gutierrez, Demba Ba,
Papiss Cisse (Sub- 69 Shola Ameobi).
READING: Alex McCartney, Shaun Cummings, Nicky Shorey, Adrian Mariappa, Kaspars Gorkss, Jem Karacan, Mikele Leigertwood, Jimmy Kebe (Sub- 70 Garath McCleary), Jobi McAnuff, Noel Hunt (Sub- 86 Adam Le Fondre), Pavel Pogrebnyak (Sub- 77 Jason Roberts).     
 
OCT.4th.2012, BORDEAUX, Won 3(2) : 0(0). Europa League Group D
Goal Scorers: SHOLA AMEOBI (16), HENRIQUE (OG) (40). PAPISS CISSE (49). The score remained at a comfortable. Attendance: 30 987, Referee: Antionio Miguel Mateau Lahoz (Spain). Yoan Gouffran played for Bordeaux; prior to his move to Newcastle in January.
NUFC: Rob Elliot (Sub. 45- Steve Harper), Danny Simpson, James Perch, Mike Williamson, Shane Ferguson, Yohan Cabaye (Sub. 61- Gael Bigirimana), Cheick Tiote (Sub- Dan Gosling 71), Vurnon Anita, Shola Ameobi, Gabriel Obertan, Papiss Cisse.
BORDEAUX: Cedric Carasso, Marc Planus, Carlos ‘Henrique’ dos Santos Souza, Benoit Tremoulinas, ‘Marino’ Ferreira Fiho, Ludovic Sane, Jaroslav Plasil (Sub. 45- Landry N’Guemo), Ludovic Obraniak (Sub. 45 Cheick Diabate), ‘Jussie’ Ferreira Vierira, Henri Saivet, Yoan Gouffran (Sub. 67- David Bellion).   
 
OCT.7th.2012, MANCHESTER UNITED, Lost 0(0) : 3(2), Premier League.
Scorers: JONNY EVANS (7), PATRICE EVRA (14), TOM CLEVERLEY (71). DEMBA BA hit the bar & the ball looked to bounce down over the goal line before the keeper scooped it away in the second half. Attendance: 52 203, Referee: Howard Webb (South Yorkshire). 
NUFC; Steve Harper, Davide Santon, James Perch, Mike Williamson, Shane Ferguson (Sub- 63 Vurnon Anita), Hatem Ben Afra, Cheick Tiote (Sub- 80 Gael Bigirimana), Yohan Cabaye, Jonas Gutierrez, Papiss Cisse (Sub- 63 Shola Ameobi), Demba Ba.
MAN.UTD: David De Gea, Rafael Da Silva, Rio Ferdinard, Jonny Evans, Patrice Evra, Tom Cleverley, Michael Carrick, Danny Welbeck, Wayne Rooney (Sub- 79 Paul Scholes), Shinji Kagawa (Sub- 55 Antonio Valencia), Robin Van Persie (Sub- 87 Ryan Giggs).  
 
OCT.21st.2012, SUNDERLAND, Draw 1(1) :1(0), Premier League (Away). Scorers: YOHAN CABAYE (2), Newcastle. DEMBA BA (OG- 86), Sunderland. CHEICH TIOTE- sent off 25th min. Referee: Martin Atkinson (Bradford), Attendance: 47 456. LOUIS SAHA came on for Sunderland as a sub. 
NUFC: Tim Krul, Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (Sub. 79- Steve Taylor), Davide Santon, Cheick Tiote, Yohan Cabaye, Jonas Gutierrez, Hatem Ben Arfa (Sub- 83 Gabriel Obertan), Demba Ba, Shola Ameobi (Sub- 38 James Perch).
SUNDERLAND: Simon Mignolet, Craig Gardner, John O’Shea, Carlos Cuellar, Danny Rose, Adam Johnson (Sub- 83 David Vaughan), Sebastian Larsson, Jack Colback, McClean, Stephane Sessegnon (Sub- 64 Louis Saha), Steven Fletcher.  
 
OCT.25th.2012, CLUB BRUGGE, Won 1(0) : 0(0), Europa League Group D.
Goal Scorer: GABRIEL OBERTAN (48), Goal Assist: SAMMY AMEOBI.
Attendance: 33 124, Referee: Martin Hansson (Sweden).
NUFC: Steve Harper, Davide Santon, Steven Taylor (capt), Shane Ferguson (Sub- 81 Yohan Cabaye), Gael Bigirimana, Cheick Tiote, Vurnon Anita (Sub- 45 Shola Ameobi), Gabriel Obertan, Papiss Cisse, Sammy Ameobi (Sub- 73 Fabricio Coloccini)  
BRUGGE: Bojan Jorgacevic, Tom Hogli, Carl Hoefhens (capt), Jordi Figueras, Bart Buysse, Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe, Jonathan Blondel (Sub- 83 Thibaut Van Acker), Jesper Jorgensen, Lior Rafaelov (sub- 56 Ivan Trickovski), Carlos Bacca, Maxime Lestienne
 
OCT.28th.2012, WEST BROM. Won 2(1) : 1(0), Premier League (At Home).
Goal Scorers: DEMBA BA (35), PAPISS CISSE (90 + 3); a deflection in off a SAMMY AMEOBI shot. ROMELU LUKAKU (55), Stoke.
Attendance: 49 731, Referee: Chris Foy (Wirral).
NUFC: Tim Krul, Danny Simpson (Sub- 60 Gabriel Obertan), Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini, Davide Santon, Jonas Gutierrez, Yohan Cabaye, James Perch, Hatem Ben Arfa, Demba Ba (Sub- 73 Sammy Ameobi), Shola Ameobi (Sub- 60 Papiss Cisse).
WEST BROM: Ben Foster, Gabriel Tamur, Gareth McAuley, Jonas Olsson, Liam Ridgewell, Youssuf Mulumbu, James Morrison, Peter Odemwingie, Zoltan Gera (Sub- 87 Goran Popov), Graham Dorrans (Sub- 71 Markus Rosenberg), Romelu Lukaku (Sub- 65 Shane Long).
 
NOV.4th.2012, LIVERPOOL, Away, Draw 1(1) : 1(0), Premier League.
Scorer: YOHAN CABAYE (43), LUIS SUAREZ (67). Coloccini got sent off for a bad tackle in the 84th  minute. JOSE ENRIQUE featured for Liverpool. Attendance 44 803. Referee: Anthony Taylor (Manchester).
NUFC: Tim Krul, Vurnon Anita, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini, Davide Santon, H atem Ben Arfa, James Perch
(Sub- 25 Danny Simpson), Yohan Cabaye (Sub- 67 Shane Ferguson), Jonas Gutierrez, Demba Ba (Sub- 48 Sammy Ameobi), Papiss Cisse
LIVERPOOL: Brad Jones, Andre Wusdom, Daniel Ager, Martin Skrtel, Jose Enrique, Nuri Sahin (Sub- 74 Stewart Downing), Steven Gerrard (Capt), Joe Allen, Suso (Sub- 65 Jonjo Shelvey), Raheem Sterling, Luis Suarez.     
 
NOV.8th.2012, Away At The Jan Breyel Stadium, CLUB BRUGGE, Draw 2(2):2(2), Europa League Group D. Scorers: Trickovski (14), Jorgensen (19); VURNON ANITA (41), SHOLA AMEOBI (43). Attendance: 18 003, Referee: Luca Banti (Italy).
NUFC: Tim Krul,  Fabricio Coloccini, Mike Williamson (Sub- 59 Steve Taylor), James Tavernier, Sylvaon Marveaux,
Chieck Tiote, Vurnon Anita, Gael Bigirimana (Sub- 72 Yohan Cabaye), Shola Ameobi, Gabriel Obertan, Sammy Ameobi (Sub- 83 Romain Amalfitano).
C.BRUGGE: Bojan Jorgacevic, Ryan Donk, Carl Hoefkens, Tom Hogli, Michael Almeback, Jordi Figueras, Jesper Jorgensen, Vadis Odidja-Ofoe (Sub- 81 Nathaniel Lagrou), Ivan Trickovski (Sub- 45 Mohamed Tchite), Maxime Lestienne, Carlos Bacca.

NOV.11th.2012, Home, WEST HAM UNITED, Lost 0(0):1(1), Premier League. Scorer: KEVIN NOLAN (37). DEMBA BA had an effort which was adjudged to have not crossed the line before the keeper scooped it out. Attendance: 51 855, Referee: Mike Dean (The Wirral). ANDY CARROLL featured in the game & got a mixed reception.
NUFC: Tim Krul, Dannie Simpson (Sub- 79 Gabriel Obertan), Steven Taylor, Davide Santon, Hatem Ben Arfa, Yohan Cabaye, Jonas Gutierrez (Sub- 23 Vurnon Anita), Shane Ferguson, Demba ba, Papiss Cisse (Sub- 46 Shola Ameobi).
WEST HAM: Jussi Jaaskelainen, Joey O’Brien, Winston Reid, James Tomkins, George McCartney (Sub- 66 Guy Demel), Yossi Benayoun (Sub- 52 Gary O’Neil), Mohamed Diame, Mark Noble, Matt Jarvis (Sub- 34 Modibo Maiga), Kevin Nolan, Andy Carroll.     
 
NOV.17th.2012, Home, SWANSEA CITY, Lost 1(0):2(0), Premier League.
Scorers: ‘MICHU’ (58), JONATHAN DE GUZMAN (88), DEMBA BA (90+ 3).
Attendance: 49 403, Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire).
Newcastle’s goal came 3 minutes into injury time with Sylvain Marveaux hitting the bar & Demba Ba hit home the rebound. WAYNE ROUTLEDGE came on as a sub in the second half for Swansea
NUFC: Tim Krul, Dannie Simpson (Sub- 74 Gael Bigirimana), Davide Santon, Mike Williamson, Steve Taylor (Capt),
Vurnon Anita, Hatem Ben Arfa, Chiek Tiote, Demba Ba, Sami Ameobi (Sub- 79 Sylvain Maveaux), Shane Ferguson
(Sub 45- Shola Ameobi).
SWANSEA: Gerhard Tremmel, Ashley Williams, Garry Monk, Angel Rangel, Ben Davies, Leon Britton, ‘Michu’ Perez Cuerla (Sub- 82 Danny Graham), Pablo Hernandez, Nathan Dyer (Sub- 62 Wayne Routledge), Jonathan De Guzman, Itay Schechter (Sub- 66 Kemy Augustien).
 
NOV.22nd.2012, Home, MARITIMO, Draw 1(1) :1(0), Europa League Group D. On a windy cold night, Newcastle started brightly & took a deserved 1:0 into the break at half time. The goal was an individual effort from SYLVAIN MARVEAUX (23). Papiss Cisse also found the net, but the goal was ruled just offside. Hatem Ben Afra going off injured seemed to dishearten the side & in the second half Martino had the better of the chances. Their equaliser to make the score 1:1 came in the 79th minute from ‘FIDELIS’ firing under Krul. Attendance: 21 632, Referee: Danny Makkelie (Dordrecht, Holland).
NUFC: Tim Krul,  Fabricio Coloccini, Steve Taylor, Dannie Simpson, Davide Santon, Sylvain Marveaux, Hatem Ben Arfa (Sub- 40 Demba Ba), Vurnon Anita, Gael Bigirimana, Papiss Cisse (Sub- 51 Romain Amalfitano), Sammy Ameobi
(Sub. 77 Medhi Abeid).
MARITIMO: Romain Salin, Marcio Rozario, Valentin Sebastien Roberge, Joao Diogo, Ruben Ferreira, Rafael Miranda, Joao Luiz, David Simao (Sub- 73 Ruben Brigido), ‘Sami’ Leqcisio Julio, Danilo Dias, ‘Adilson’ Tibes Gronemann (Sub- 59 Philepe ‘Fidelis’ Dos Santos).
 
NOV.26th.2012, Away, SOUTHAMPTON, Lost 0(0) ; 2(1), Premier League.
A woeful performance sent Newcastle crashing to their third consecutive defeat.
Goal Scorers: ADAM LALLANA (34 mins) & GASTON RAMIREZ (60 mins). Referee Martin Atkinson (Bradford). Attendance: 31 410.
NUFC: Tim Krul, Dannie Simpson, Steve Taylor (Sub- 90 + 1 James Perch), Davide Santon, Jonas Gutierrez, Chiek Tiote, Vurnon Anita (Sub- 55 Sylvain Marveaux), Shane Ferguson (Sub- 45 mins Sami Ameobi), Papiss Cisse, Demba Ba.
SOUTHAMPTON: Paulo Gazzanigam Nathaniel Clyne, Jose Fonte, Maya Yoshida, Luke Shaw (Sub- 90 +2 Jos Hooiveld), Jason Puncheon, Morgan Schneiderlin, Jack Cork, Adam Lallana, Gaston Ramirez (Sub- 77 Steven Davis), Richie Lambert (Sub- 75 Jay Rodriquez).
 
NOV.28th.2012, Away, STOKE CITY, Lost 1(0) : 2(0), Premier League.
Goal Scorers: PAPISS CISSE (47). Stoke- JONATHAN WALTERS (81), CAMERON JEROME (85).
Referee: Howard Webb (Rotherham), Attendance: 26 793.
NUFC: Tim Krul, Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini, Davide Santon, Vurnon Anita (Sub- 86 Sammy Ameobi), Cheick Tiote, James Perch, Jonas Gutierrez, Demba ba, Papiss Cisse (Sub- 85 Nile Ranger).
STOKE: Asmir Begovic, Ryan Shotton, Ryan Shawcross (capt), Robert Huth, Geoff Cameron, Jonathan Walters, Glenn Whelan, Steven N’Zonzi, Charlie Adam (Sub- 68 Michael Kightly), Matthew Etherington (Sub- 68 Cameron Jerome), Peter Crouch (Sub- 39 Kenwyne Jones).
 
DEC.3rd.2012, Home, WIGAN ATHLETIC, Won 3(2) : 0(0), Premier League.
Goal Scorers: DEMBA BA (2, Pen- 12 + 21), GAEL BIGIRIMANA (71).
Attendance: 43 858, Referee: Mike Jones (Chester). Figueroa was sent off 12th Minute. Ex reserve GARY CALDWELL gave a bruising display.
NUFC: Tim Krul, Dannie Simpson, Mike Williamson, Fabrico Coloccini, Davide Santon (Sub- 49 Shane Ferguson), Chieck Tiote (Sub- 45 Gael Bigirimana), Vurnon Anita, Sylvain Marveaux, Jonas Gutierrez (Sub- 75 Sammi Ameobi), Demba Ba, Papiss Cisse. 
WIGAN: Ali Al Habsi, Ronnie Stam, Emmerson Boyce, Gary Caldwell (Sub- 45 Adrian Lopez), Maynor Figueroa
(Sent Off- 12 mins), Jordi Gormez (Sub- 23 James McArthur), David Jones, James McCarthy, Jean Andre Beausejour, Franco Di Santo (Sub- 83 Callum McManaman), Arouna Kone.
 
DEC.6th.2012, Away, BORDEAUX, Lost 0(0) : 2(1), Europa League final group match). Goal Scorers: CHEICK DIABATE (29 + 72). SHOLA AMEOBI came closest to scoring on a couple of occasions. The French side were worthy winners to end the group stage top, with Newcastle qualifying in second place. Attendance: 19 983, Referee: Menashe Massiah (Israel).
NUFC: Rob Elliot, Mike Williamson (Sub- 74 Fabricio Coloccini), James Perch, Mehdi Abeid, Gael Bigirimana, Sylvain Marveaux (Sub- 45 Vurnon Anita), Nile Ranger, Shola Ameobi (Capt) (Sub- 80 Papiss Cisse).
BORDEAUX: Kevin Olimpa, Matthieu Chalme, Marc Planus, Florian Marange, Maxime Poundje, Ben Khalfallah, Andre Poko, Gregory Sertic (Capt), Henri Saivet, David Bellion, Cheick Diabate (Sub- 88 Hadi Sacko).  
UEFA Europa League Group D Final Table.
1st: BORDEAUX, P6, W4, D1, L1, F10, A5, Points: 13.
2nd. NEWCASTLE: P6, W2, D3, L1, F7, A5, Points; 9. 
 
DEC.10th.2012, FULHAM, Lost 1(0) : 2(1), Premier League.
Goal Scorers: STEVE SIDWELL (19), HUGO RODALLEGA (63), FULHAM; HATEM BEN ARFA (54), NUFC.
Attendance: 25 270, Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire).
The second half winner came after a DAMIEN DUFF free kick was put through by Rodallega in the 63rd minute. Both sides hit the bar late on, Newcastle’s near goal came from a shot from Coloccini.  AARON HUGHES also played for Fulham.
NUFC: Tim Krul, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini, Davide Santon, Vurnon Anita (Sub- 86 Sylvain Marveaux), Chieck Tiote (Sub- 86 Gael Bigirimana), Jonas Gutierrez, Papiss Cisse, Hatem Ben Arfa (Sub- 71 Shola), Demba Ba.
FULHAM: Mark Schwarzer, Sascha Riether, Aaron Hughes, Brede Hangeland, John Arne Riise, Damien Duff, Steve Sidwell, Chris Baird, Alexander Kacaniklic (Sub- 62 ashkan Dejagah), Dimitar Berbatov, Hugo Rodallega (Sub- 87 Mladen Petric).
 
DEC.15th.2012, Home, MANCHESTER CITY, Lost 1(0) : 3(2), Premier League
Goal Scorers: SERGIO AGUERO (10), JAVI GARCIA (39), YAYA TOURE (78), MAN.CITY; DEMBA BA (51) NUFC.
Attendance: 49 579; Referee: Andre Mariner (West Midlands).
NUFC: Tim Krul, Danny Simpson (Sub- 81 Shane Ferguson), Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini, Davide Santon,
Vurnon Anita, Cheick Tiote (Sub- 74 Sylvain Marveaux), James Perch, Jonas Gutierrez, Demba Ba, Papiss Cisse
(Sub- 77 Shola Ameobi)

MAN.CITY: Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaleta, Kolo Toure, Matija Nastasic, Gael Clichy, Nasri (Sub- 37 Aleksander Kolarov) (Sub- 71 Edin Dzeko), Yaya Toure, Javi Garcia, David Silva, Carlos Tevez (Sub- 77 Joleon Lescott), Sergio Aguero.
 
DEC.22nd.2012, Home, QPR; Won 1(0) : 0(0), Premier League.
Goal Scorer: SHOLA AMEOBI (81). Attendance: 51 180, Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicester).
The game was played in torrential rain throughout.
NUFC: Tim Krul, Danny Simpson, Fabricio Coloccini, Mike Williamson, Davide Santon, Vurnon Anita, Cheick Tiote
(Sub- 77 Sylvain Marveaux), James Perch, Jonas Gutierrez (Sub- 60 Gabriel Obertan), Demba Ba, Papiss Cisse
(Sub- 61 Shola Ameobi).
QPR: Robert Green, Fabio Da Silva, Anton Ferdinand, Ryan Nelsen, Clint Hill, Jamie Mackie, Stephane Mbia, Esteban Granero (Sub- 56 Shaun Wright-Phillips), Alcjandro Faurlin (Sub- 78 Shaun Derry), Adel Taarabt, Djibril Cisse (Sub- 64 Junior Hoilett).
 
DEC.26th.2012, Away, MANCHESTER UNITED, Lost 3(2) : 4(1), Premier League. Goal Scorers: JAMES PERCH (4), JONNY EVANS (OG- 28), PAPISS CISSE (68), NUFC; JONNY EVANS (25), PATRICE EVRA (58), ROBIN VAN PERSIE (71), JAVIER HERNANDEZ (90), MAN.UTD. Attendance: 75 596. Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral). Marveaux’s cracking free kick rattled the bar & Sami Ameobi hit the post late on.
NUFC: Tim Krul, Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (capt), Davide Santon, Vurnon Anita, James Perch, Gael Bigirimana (Sub- 64 Gabriel Obertan), Papiss Cisse (Sub- 78 Sammy Ameobi), Demba Ba (Sub- 70 Shola Ameobi), Slyvain Marvaeux.
MAN. UNITED: David De Gea, Chris Smalling, Rio Ferdinand, Jonny Evans, Patrice Evra, Antonio Valencia, Michael Carrick, Paul Scholes (Sub- 68 Tom Cleverley), Ryan Giggs, Robin Van Persie, Javier Hernandez (Sub- 90+2 Darren Fletcher).
 
DEC.29th.2012, Away, ARSENAL, Lost 3(1) : 7(1), Premier League.
Goal Scorers: THEO WALCOTT (20, 73 & 90+2), ALEX OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN (50), LUKAS PODOLSKI (64), OLIVIER GIROUD (84 + 87), ARSENAL; DEMBA BA (43 + 69), SYLVAIN MARVEAUX (59), NUFC. Attendance: 60 087, Referee: Chris Foy (St. Helens, Lancashire). A late capitulaton produced this slightly harsh scoreline (the highest number of goals they had ever concerded in the Premiership). Newcastle had put in a solid first half performance.
NUFC: Tim Krul, Danny Simpson (Sub- 82 Shane Ferguson), James Perch, Fabricio Coloccini, Davide Santon, Gael Bigirimana (Sub- 82 Shola Ameobi), Chieck Tiote, Papiss Cisse, Sylvain Marveaux, Gabriel Obertan, Demba Ba.
ARSENAL: Wojciech Szczesny, Bacary Sagna, Laurent Koscielny, Thomas Vermaelen, Kieran Gibbs, Mikel Arteta, Jack Wilshere, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Sub- 74 Olivier Giroud), Santi Cazorla (Sub- 85 Francis Coquelin), Lukas Podolski (Sub- 82 Aaron Ramsey), Theo Walcott.
 
JAN.2nd.2013, Home, EVERTON, Lost 1(1) : 2(1), Premier League.
Goal Scorers: PAPISS CISSE (2), NUFC; LEIGHTON BAINES (44), VICTOR ANICHEBE (60), Everton.
Attendance: 49 391, Referee: Martin Atkinson (West Yorkshire).
NUFC: Tim Krul, James Perch (Sub- 86 Nile Ranger), Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini, Davide Santon, Cheick Tiote (Sub- 80 Sammy Ameobi), Vurnon Anita, Papiss Cisse, Sylvain Marveaux, Gabriel Obertan (Sub- 66 Gael Bigirimana), Shola Ameobi
EVERTON: Tim Howard, Phil Jagielka, John Heitinga, Sylvain Distin, Leighton Baines, Steven Naismith (Sub- 58 Victor Anichebe), Phil Neville, Leon Osman, Pienaar, Marouane Fellaini, Nikica Jelavic (Sub- 83 Bryan Oviedo).
 
JAN.5th.2013 Away, BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION, Lost 0(0) : 2(1), FA. Cup 3rd Round. Goal Scorers: ANDREA ORLANDI (33), WILL HOSKINS (87).  Shola Ameobi got sent off for a questionable foul leading to a second yellow card in the 63rd minute & after that any false hope our fans had vanished. Brighton’s first came from Orlandi in the 33rd minute & they added a deserved second in the 87th minute through Hoskins. One small bonus that came from James Perch going off injured, was the debut of PAUL DUMMETT at half time. Kazenga Lua Lua came on as a sub. Attendance: 21 740, Referee: Lee Probert (South Gloucestershire).
NUFC: Rob Elliot, James Tavernier, James Perch (Sub- 45 Paul Dummett), Mike Williamson, Davide Santon, Vurnon Anita, Medhi Abeid (Sub- 45 Nile Ranger), Gael Birigimana, Gabriel Obertan (Sub- 70 Sylvain Marveaux), Shola Ameobi
(sent off- 63), Sammy Ameobi.
     
BRIGHTON: Casper Ankergren, David Lopez, Gordon Greer, Adam El-Abd, Wayne Bridge, Liam Bridcott, Dean Hammond (Sub- 82 Andrew Crofts), Andrea Orlandi (Sub- 59 Kazenga Lua Lua), Ashley Barnes, Craig Machail-Smith (Sub- 70 Will Hoskins), Gary Dickes.  
 
JAN.12th.2013 Away, NORWICH CITY, Draw 0(0) : 0(0), Premier League.
The game marked the debut of new signing MATHIEU DEBUCHY at right back, who gave a solid performance, which slightly marred by a booking near the end. Chris Hughton’s Norwich side included ex Toon player SEBASTIEN BASSONG
Attendance: 26 752, Referee: Anthony Taylor (Wythenshawe, Manchester).
NUFC: Tim Krul, Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Fabrico Coloccini (capt), Davide Santon, James Perch, Vurnon Anita (Sub- 84 Gael Birigimana), Gabriel Obertan (Sub- 57 Yohan Cabaye), Sylvain Marveaux, Jonas Gutierrez, Papiss Cisse.
NORWICH: Mark, Bunn, Russell Martin (capt), Sebastien Bassong, Michael Turner, Javier Garrido, Anthony Pilkington, Bradley Johnson, Alex Tettey, Robert Snodgrass (Sub 77 Elliott Bennett), Wes Hoolahan, Simeon Jackson (Sub 68 Grant Holt).
 
JAN.19th.2013 Home, READING, Lost 1(1) : 2(0), Premier League.
Goal Scorers: YOHAN CABAYE (35), NUFC
; ADAM LE FONDRE (71 + 77), Reading.
Attendance: 49 411, Referee: Andre Marriner (Sheldon, West Midlands).
DANNY GUTHRIE started for Reading before being substituted in match played in very wintry conditions.
NUFC: Tim Krul, Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini, Davide Santon, Vurnon Anita (Sub- 79 Gabriel Obertan), Shola Ameobi, Yohan Cabaye (Sub- 73 Gael Birigimana), Sylvain Marveaux (Sub- 64 James Perch), Jonas Gutierrez , Papiss Cisse.
READING: Adam Federici, Ian Harte, Stephen Kelly, Alex Pearce, Adrian Mariappa, Mikele Leigertwood, Danny Guthrie (Sub- 69 Adam Le Fondre), Jobi McAnuff, Gareth McCleary (Sub- 63 Hope Akpan), Jimmy Kebe, Pavel Pogrebnyak.   
 
JAN.29th.2013 Away, ASTON VILLA, Won 2 : 1, Premier League.
Goal Scorers: PAPISS CISSE (21), YOHAN CABAYE (31), NUFC
; Christian Benteke (49, Pen), Aston Villa.
The assist for the firsrt goal came from debutant MOUSSA SISSOKO. Although Newcastle the first half, Aston Villa’s CHARLES N’ZOGBIA was unlucky not to score; when he saw his shot come of the post. Four minutes into the second half, Debuchy bundled a player over for the Villa penalty. Fellow new signing YOAN GOUFFRAN also made his debut, starting the game & new signing MAPOU YANGA-MBIWA came on as a sub. in the 79th minute.
Attendance: 30 334, Referee: Mike Dean (The Wirral).
NUFC: Tim Krul, Mathieu Debuchy, Fabricio Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Davide Santon, James Perch (Sub- 70 Shola Ameobi), Yohan Cabaye, Jonas Gutierrez, Moussa Sissoko (Sub- 79 Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa), Yoan Gouffran (Sub- 75
Vurnon Anita), Papiss Cisse

A.VILLA: Brad Guzan, Ron Vlaar, Ciaran Clark, Joe Bennett (Sub- 34 Andreas Weimann), Nathan Baker, Matthew Lowton, Ashley Westwood, Barry Bannan, Charles N’Zogbia, Christian Benteke, Darren Bent (Sub- 45 Gabriel Agbonlahor). 
 
FEB.2nd.2013, Home, CHELSEA, Won 3(1) : 2(0), Premier League.
Goal Scorers: JONAS GUTIERREZ (41), MOUSSA SISSOKO (68 + 89), NUFC
.  FRANK LAMPARD (55), JUAN MATA (61); Chelsea. Attenance: 52, 312. Referee: Howard Webb (Rotherham). Tim Krul made his 100th appearance for the club in the game. Coloccini was caught in the face by Demba Ba; & after a brief return with his nose injury patched up, it soon became clear he could not continue & he was replaced.
NUFC: Tim Krul, Mathieu Debuchy, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Colocinni, Davide Santon, James Perch, Moussa Sissoko
(Sub- 90 Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa), Yohan Cabaye, Yoan Gouffran (Sub- 84 Sylvain Marveaux), Jonas Gutierrez, Papiss Cisse.
CHELSEA: Petr Cezh, Branislav Ivanovic, Tim Cahill, John Terry, Ashley Cole, Ramires Santos do Nascimento, Frank Lampard, Oscar dos Santos Emboada Junior, Juan Mata, Ryan Bertrand, Demba Ba (Sub- 33 Fernando Torres). 
 
FEB.9th.2013, Away, TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR. Lost 1(1) : 2(1), Premier League. Goal Scorers: YOAN GOUFFRAN (24), NUFC. GARETH BALE (5 + 78)
Referee: Phil Dowd (Stoke), Attendance: 36 244. Scott Parker featured for Spurs.
NUFC: Tim Krul, Mathieu Debuchy, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini, Davide Santon, James Perch (Sub- 82
Cheick Tiote), Moussa Sissoko, Yohan Cabaye, Yoan Gouffran (Sub- 56 Sylvain Marveaux), Jonas Gutierrez
(Sub- 86 Shola Ameobi), Papiss Cisse
.
SPURS: Hugo Lloris, Kyle Walker, Michael Dawson, Steven Caulker, Kyle Naughton (Sub- 74 Benoit Assou-Ekotto), Scott Parker, Mousa Dembele (Sub- 90+3 Jake Livermore), Aaron Lennon, Lewis Holtby (Sub- 69 Emmanuel Adebayor), Gareth Bale, Clint Dempsey.
 
FEB.14th.2013, At Home, METALIST KHARKIV (Ukraine), Draw 0(0) : 0(0), Europa League Round of 32 1st Leg.
Newcastle’s Cisse found the net twice & both looked definite goals; only to be ruled out for offside. Cisse also nearly won it in injury time but his close range effort was somehow saved on the line.
Attendance: 30 157, Referee: Tom Harold Hagen (Norway).
NUFC: Tim Krul, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini, Davide Santon, Gabriel Obertan (Sub- 62
Sylvain Marveaux), Yohan Cabaye, Chieck Tiote, (Sub- 79 Shola Ameobi), Jonas Gutierrez, Moussa Sissoko, Papiss Cisse
METALIST: Oleksandr Goryainov, Cristian Villagra, Papa Gueye, Marco Torsiglieri, Vinicius Aparecido Pereira De Santana Campas ‘Fininho’, Juan Manuel Torres, ‘Marlos’ Romero Bonfim (Sub- 73 ‘Willian’ Gomes de Sequiera), Edmar Aparecido De Laserda, Cleiton Xavier, Jose Ernesto Sosa, Jonathan Cristaldo (Sub 81 ‘Jaja’ Jackson Avelino Celho).
 
FEB.21st.2013, METALIST KHARKIV, Won 1(0) : 0(0), Away at the Metalist Kharkiv Stadion.
Europa League Round of 32 2nd. Leg
away at Metalist Kharkiv ‘stadion’ . Goal Scorer: SHOLA AMEOBI (64, Pen). This was It was after Sissiko was brought down in the box by the goalkeeper. The match saw Massadio Haidara make his senior debut. Attendance: 39 973, Referee: Serge Gumienny (Belgium).
NUFC: Tim Krul, Danny Simpson, Fabricio Coloccini, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Massadio Haidara, Vurnon Anita (Sub- 76 James Perch), Yohan Cabaye (Sub- 86 Gael Bigirimana), Sylvain Marveaux, Shola Ameobi, Moussa Sissoko,
Papiss Cisse (Sub- 76 Jonas Gutierrez).
METALIST: Oleksandr Goryainov, Cristian Villagra, Papa Gueye, Marco Torsiglieri, Vinicius Aparecido Pereira De Santana Campas ‘Fininho’, Juan Manuel Torres (Sub- 67 ‘Jaja’ Jackson Avelino Celho), ‘Marlos’ Romero Bonfim (Sub- 67 ‘Willian’ Gomes de Sequiera), Edmar Aparecido De Laserda, Cleiton Xavier, Jose Ernesto Sosa, Jonathan Cristaldo.
 
FEB.24th.2013, At Home, SOUTHAMPTON, Won 4(2) : 2(1), Premier League.
Goal Scorers: MOUSSA SISSOKO (33), PAPISS CISSE (42), YOHAN CABAYE (67
), HOOIVELD (OG- 79), NUFC
. MORGAN SCHNEIDDERLIN (3), RICHIE LAMBERT (50), Southampton.
Attendance: 52 259, Referee: Chris Foy (St. Helen’s, Lancashire). The atmosphere on what was dubbed ‘French Day’ was carnival at times before the kick of, with Can-Can dancers, flag & the French National Anthem. 
NUFC: Rob Elliot, Mathieu Debuchy, Steven Taylor, Davide Santon, Fabricio Coloccini (Sub- 45 Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa), Yohan Cabaye (Sub- 77 James Perch), Cheick Tiote, Yoann Gouffran (Sub- 88 Vurnon Anita), Moussa Sissoko, Jonas Gutierrez, Papiss Cisse.    
SOUTHAMPTON: Artur Boruc, Nathaniel Clyne, Mays Yoshida, Jos Hooiveld, Luke Shaw (Sub- 87 Danny Fox), Morgan Schneiderlin, Jack Cork, Jay Rodriguez (Sub 81 Jason Puncheon), Steven Davis (Sub- 65 Gaston Ramirez), Adam Lallana, Richie Lambert.  
 
MAR.2nd.2013, Away, SWANSEA CITY, Lost 0(0) : 1(0), Premier League.
Goal Scorer: Luke Moore (85); shot which deflected off Cabaye.
Attendance: 20 405, Referee: Craig Pawson (South Yorkshire).
NUFC: Rob Elliot, Mathieu Debuchy, Steven Taylor, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Davide Santon, Yoan Gouffran, Yohan Cabaye (capt), Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tiote, (Sub- 89 Sylvain Marveaux), Jonas Gutierrez (Sub- 89 Shola Ameobi), Papiss Cisse.
Swansea: Michel Vorm, Angel Rangel, Ashley Williams, Garry Monk, Ben Davies, Pablo Hernandez (Sub- 88 Dwight Tiendali), Leon Britton (Sub- 76 Luke Moore), Wayne Routledge, Jonathan De Guzman, Nathan Dyer (Sub- 60 Ki Sung Yueng).    
 
MAR.7th.2013, Away at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, ANZHI MAKHACHKALA, Draw 0(0) : 0(0),
Europa League Rd of Last 16 1st. Leg. Attendance: 9 948 (First Reported as about only 5 000). Referee: Istvan Vad (Hungary).     
NUFC: Rob Elliot, Dannt Simpson, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, James Perch, Massadio Haidara, Yohan Cabaye (Capt) (Sub- 84 Chieck Tiote), Vurnon Anita (Sub- 75 Steven Taylor), Hatem Ben Arfa (Sub- 84 Shola Ameobi), Sylvain Marveaux, Gabriel Obertan, Moussa Sissoko
ANZHI: Vladimir Gabulov, Andrey Eshchenko (Sub- 90 Arseniy Logashov), Joao Carlos Pinto Chaves, Ewerton Jose Almeida Santos, Yuri Zhirkov, Jucilei da Silva, Lassana Diarra, Odil Akhmedov, Willian Borges Da Silva (Sub- 23 Lacina Traore), Oleg Shatov (Sub- 84 Medhi Carcela-Gonzalez), Samuel Eto’o Fils.
 
MAR.10th.2013, Home, STOKE CITY, Won 2(0) : 1(0), Premier League.
Goal Scorers: YOHAN CABAYE (72), PAPISS CISSE (90 + 2 mins), NUFC.
JONATHAN WALTERS (67, Pen), Stoke.
Attendance: 50, 703, Referee; Andre Marriner (Sheldon, West Midlands). Adam Campbell, gave him his first taste of premiership action as well as new signing Massaido Haidara. Michael Owen was an unused substitute on the Stoke bench.
NUFC: Rob Elliot, Mathieu Debuchy, Steven Taylor, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Davide Santon (Sub- 74 Massaido Haidara), Yohan Cabaye (Capt), Cheick Tiote (Sub- 73 Sylvain Marveaux), Jonas Gutierrez, Moussa Sissoko Yoan Gouffran (Sub- 85 Adam Campbell), Papiss Cisse.
STOKE: Asmir Bergovic, Geoff Cameron, Ryan Shawcross (Capt), Marc Wilson, Andy Wilkinson, Ryan Shotton, Glenn Whelan, Steven Nzonzi, Jonathan Walters, Cameron Jerome (Sub- 85 Dean Whitehead), Peter Crouch (Sub- 85 Kenwyne Jones).
 
MAR.14th.2013, Home, ANZHI MAKHACHKALA, Won 1(0) : 0(0), Europa League Rd of Last 16, 2nd. Leg.
Goal Scorer: Papiss Cisse (90+ 4 mins).
Carcela-Gonzalez: Sent off 55 mins, for a rash challenge. Referee: Deniz Aytekin (Germany), Attendance: 45 487.
NUFC: Rob Elliot, Davide Santon, Steven Taylor, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Massadio Haidara, Vurnon Anita (Sub- 70 Adam Campbell), Cheick Tiote,
Yohan Cabaye (Sub- 37 Jonas Gutierrez), Sylvain Marveaux, Papiss Cisse, Moussa Sissiko
ANZHI: Vladmir Gabulov, Andrey Eshchenko, Joao Carlos Pinto Chaves, Ewerton Jose Almeida Santos, Yuri Zhirkov, Jucilei de Silva, Lassana Diarra (Sub- 74 Oleg Shatov), Odil Akhmedov, Medhi Carcela-Gonzalez (Sent 55), Mbark Boussoufa, Samuel Eto’o Fils.       
 
MAR.17th.2013 Away, WIGAN ATHLETIC. Lost 1(0) : 2(1), Premier League.
Goal Scorers: JEAN BEAUSEJOUR (18), AROUNA KONE (90), Wigan. DAVIDE SANTON (73), NUFC. At half time emotions boiled over about a bad tackle on Haidarra & coach JOHN CARVER & their coach Graham Barrow both got shown a red card.
Attendance: 22 297, Referee: Mark Halsey (Hertfordshire).
NUFC: Rob Elliot, Mathieu Debuchy (Sub- 13 Massadio Haidarra) (Sub- 26 James Perch), Steven Taylor, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Davide Santon, Jonas Gutierrez (Capt), Cheick Tiote, Sylvain Marveaux, Moussa Sissoko, Yoan Gouffran (Sub- 67 Shola Ameobi), Papiss Cisse.
WIGAN: Joe Robles, Arouna Kone, Antolin Alcaraz, Shaun Maloney, Jordi Gomez, Callum McManaman (Sub- 67 James McCarthy), Emmerson Boyce, Jean Beausejour (Sub- 79 Franco Di Santo), Maynor Figueroa, Paul Scharner.          
 
MAR.30th.2013, Away, MANCHESTER CITY, Lost 0(0) : 4(20, Premier League.
Goal Scorers: CARLOS TEVEZ (40), DAVID SILVA (45), VINCENT KOMPANY (55). YAYA TOURE (69- deflected shot off James Perch). Attendance: 47 201, Referee; Neil Swarbrick (Lancashire).
NUFC: Rob Elliot, Danny Simpson, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Steven Taylor, Jonas Guierrez, Vurnon Anita, Yohan Cabaye (Sub- 83 Gael Bigirimana), Yoan Gouffran (Sub- 63 Dan Gosling), Moussa Sissiko, Gabriel Obertan (Sub- 45 James Perch) Papiss Cisse  
MAN. CITY: Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaleta, Vincent Kompany (Sub- 72 Javi Garcia), Joleon Lescott, Gael Clichy, Yaya Toure, Gareth Barry, Samir Nasri (Sub- 70 Sergio Aguero), David Silva (Sub- 83 Scott Sinclair), Carlos Tevez, Edin Dzeko.
 
APR.4th.2013, Away, BENFICA, Lost 191) : 1(3), UEFA Europa League Quarter Final 1st. Leg.
Goal Scorers: PAPISS CISSE (11),
NUFC. RODRIGO MORENO (25), RODRIGO JOSE LIMA (65), OSCAR CARDOZO (70, Pen)
Attendance: 44 133, Referee: Antony Gautier (France)
NUFC: Tim Krul, Danny Simpson (Sub- 83 Dan Gosling), David Santon, Steven Taylor, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa,
Yohan Cabaye (capt), James Perch (Sub- 62 Vurnon Anita), Moussa Sissoko, Jonas Gutierrrez, Sylvain Marveaux
(Sub- 80 Shola Ameobi), Papiss Cisse
.
BENFICA: Guilherme Moraes Gusmao Artur, Anderson Luis da Silva Luisao, Ezequiel Garay, Lorenzo Melgareja, Ola John, Nicholas Gaitan, Nemanja Matic, Andre Almeida, Andre Gomes (Sub- 61 Enzo Perez), Oscar Cardozo (Sub- 77 Maxi Pereira), Rodrigo Moreno (Sub- 61 Rodrigo Jose Lima Santos).    
 
APR.7th.2013, Home, FULHAM, Won 1(0) : 0(0), Premier League.
Goal Scorer: PAPISS CISSE (90 + 4).
Damian Duff featured for the losers. Attendance: 51 847, Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicester).
NUFC: Tim Krul, Danny Simpson (Sub- 81 Adam Campbell), Davide Santon (Sub- 17 Vurnon Anita), Steven Taylor,
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Jonas Gutierrez, Yohan Cabaye, Sylvain Marveaux, Yoan Gouffran (Sub- 69 Shola Ameobi),
Moussa Sissiko, Papiss Cisse

FULHAM, Mark Schwarzer, Brede Hangeland, Philippe Senderos, Sascha Reither, John Arne Risse, Damien Duff, Stanislav Manolev (Sub- 81 Hugo Rodallega), Eyong Enoh (Sub- 51 Emmanuel Frimpong), Giorgos Karagounis, Bryan Ruiz, Dimitar Berbatov. 
 
APR.11th.2013, Home, BENFICA, Draw 1(0) : 1(0), UEFA Europa League Quarter Final 1st. Leg. (AGG: 2:4). Newcastle’s European dream came to an end. Goal Scorers: PAPISS CISSE (71), NUFC. EDUARDO SALVIO (90 + 2), Benfica.
Attendance: 52 157, Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia).
NUFC: Tim Krul, Danny Simpson, Massadio Haidara, (Sub- 67 Sylvain Marveaux), Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Mike Williamson, Yohan Cabaye, Gael Bigirimana (Sub- 45 Shola Ameobi), Vurnon Anita (Sub- 63 Hatem Ben Arfa), Papiss Cisse, Moussa Sissoko, Jonas Guiterrez.
BENFICA: Artur Moraes, Anderson Luis Da Silva Luisao, Ezequiel Marcelo Garay, Lorenzo Antonio Melgarejo Sanabria, Ola John (Sub- 76 Rodrigo Moreno Machalo), Osualdo Nicolas Fabian Gaitan, Nemanja Matic, Andre Almeida, Enzo Nicholas Perez, Rodrigo Jose Lima Dos Santos (Sub- 72 Oscar Rene Cardozo Marin), Eduardo Salvio (Sub- 90+3 Jardel Nivaldo Vierira).     
 
APR.18th.2013, Home, SUNDERLAND, Lost 0(0) : 3(1), Premier League.
Goal Scorers: STEPHANE SESSEGNON (27), ADAM JOHNSON (74), DAVID VAUGHAN (82). Tim Krul landed badly defending a cross, dislocating his shoulder. He was eplaced by Rob Elliot.
Attendance: 52 355. Referee: Howard Melton Webb MBE (Rotherham).
NUFC: Tim Krul (Sub- 57 Rob Elliot), Mattheu Debuchy, Steven Taylor, Mapou? Yanga-Mbiwa, Jonas Gutierrez, Sylvain Marveaux, Chieck Tiote, Yohan Cabaye (Sub- 62 Hatem Ben Arfa), Gouffran (Sub- 45 Shola Ameobi), Moussa Sissoko, Papisse Cisse. 
SUNDERLAND: Simon Mignolet, Phil Bardsley (Sub- 54 Jack Colback), John O’Shea, Carlos Cuellar (Sub- 72 Kader Mangane, Danny Rose, Adam Johnson, Alfred N’Diaye, Sebastian Larsson, James McClean (Sub- 55 David Vaughan), Stephane Sessegnon, Danny Graham.  
 
APR.20th.2013, Away, WEST BROM, Draw 1(1) : 1(0), Premier League.
Goal Scorers: YOAN GOUFFRAN (8), NUFC
.. BILLY JONES (64), West Brom.
Attendance: 25 671, Referee: Mike Jones (Cheshire). 
NUFC: Rob Elliot, Mathieu Debuchy, Steven Taylor, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Massadio Haidara (Sub- 77 Hatem Ben Arfa), James Perch, Moussa Sissoko, Yohan Cabaye (Sub- 90+ 4 Dan Gosling), Jonas Gutierrez, Yoan Gouffran (Sub- 69 Shola Ameobi), Papiss Cisse.
WEST BROM: Ben Foster, Billy Jones, Gareth McAuley, Jonas Olsson, Goran Popov, Graham Dorrans, Claudio Yacob (Sub- 45 Shane Long), James Morrison, Chris Brunt, Marc-Antoine Fortune (Sub- 90 Markus Rosenberg), Romelu Lukaku (Sub- 90 Jerome Thomas).
 
APR.27th.2013, Home, LIVERPOOL, Lost 0(0) : 6(2), Premier League.
Goal Scorers: DANIEL AGGER (3), JORDAN HENDERSON (17 + 76), DANIEL STURRIDGE (54, 60), FABIO BORINI (74), Debuchy Sent Off (74). Jose Enrique featured for Liverpool. Referee: Andre Marriner (Sheldon, West Midlands). Attendance: 52 351. This is the clubs worst home defeat in premiership to date & the worst home defeat in the modern all seated stadium. The last time some one beat them by more was over 87 years ago; when they lost 7:1 to Blackburn Rovers on September 9th 1925.
NUFC: Rob Elliot, Mathieu Debuchy (Sent Off- 75 mins), Steven Taylor, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Massadio Haidara, James Perch (Sub- 45 Hatem Ben Arfa), Cheick Tiote (Sub- 65 Vurnon Anita), Yohan Cabaye, Moussa Sissoko, Papiss Cisse, Jonas Gutierrez (Sub- 45 Yoan Gouffran).    
LIVERPOOL: Pepe Reina, Glen Johnson, Jose Enrique, Jamie Carragher, Daniel Agger, Lucas Leiva, Steven Gerrard (Sub- 72 Fabio Borini), Jordan Henderson, Stewart Downing, Philippe Coutinho (Sub- 84 Shelvey), Daniel Sturridge (Sub- 84 Jesus Joaquin Fernandez Saez de la Torre – ‘Suso’).
 
MAY 4th.2013, Away,  WEST HAM UNITED, Draw 0(0) : 0(0), Premier League.
Thankfully Kevin Nolan & Andy Carroll did not come back to haunt us by scoring.
Attendance: 34 962, Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire).
NUFC; Rob Elliot, Danny Simpson, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Yohan Cabaye, Cheick Tiote, Jonas Gutierrez, Hatem Ben Arfa (Sub- 65 Shola Ameobi), Papiss Cisse, Yoan Gouffran (Sub- 77 Dan Gosling). 
WEST HAM: Jussi Jaaskelainen, Guy Demel (Sub- 80 Matt Taylor), Winston Reed, James Collins, Joey O’Brien, Gary O’Neil, Mohamed Diame, Ricardo Vaz Te (Sub- 59 Jack Collison), Kevin Nolan (capt), Matt Jarvis (Sub- 84 Joe Cole), Andy Carroll

MAY 11th.2013, Away, QPR, Won 2(2) : 1(1), Premier League.
Goal Scorers: LOIC REMY (11, Pen), QPR. HATEM BEN ARFA (18, Pen), YOAN GOUFFRON (35), NUFC. In the second half, when Rob Elliot handled the ball just outside the box & received a second yellow card sending off. Steve Harper came on & the ten men, with his reassuring calmness between the sticks to lift them to safety & 41 points. Jermaine Jenas featured for the losers.
Attendance: 17 278, Referee: Lee W. Probert (South Gloucestershire).
NUFC: Rob Elliot (Sent Off 82), Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa,
Cheick Tiote (Sub- 52 James Perch), Jonas Gutierrez, Yohan Cabaye, Hatem Ben Arfa (Sub-83 Steve Harper,
Goalkeeper), Yoan Gouffron (Sub- 77 Gabriel Obertan), Papiss Cisse
.  
QPR: Robert Green, Jose Bosingwa (Sub- 45 Fabio Pereira da Silva, Clint Hill, Nedum Onuoha, Armand Traore, Andros Townsend, Jermaine Jenas, Stephane Mbia (Sub- 45 Shaun Derry), Junior Hoilett (Sub- 84 Adel Taarabt), Loic Remy, Bobby Zamora.          
 
MAY 19th.2013, Home, ARSENAL, Lost 0(0) : 1(0), Premier League.
Goal Scorer: LAURENT KOSCIELNY (52).
The game saw Steve Harper play his final game for Newcastle, and in the 37th minute he received a tearful standing ovation from the crowd; 37 being his squad number. Attendance: 52 354, Referee: Howard Melton Webb (Rotherham).
NUFC: Steven Harper, Mathieu Debuchy, Fabricio Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Sub- 87 Adam Campbell), Jonas Gutierrez, Chieck Tiote, Yohan Cabaye (Sub- 57 Vurnon Anita), Hatem Ben Arfa, Papiss Cisse,
Yoan Gouffron (Sub- 65 Sylvain Marveaux).
ARSENAL: Wojciech Szczesny, Bacary Sagna, Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny, Kieran Gibbs, Mikel Arteta (Sub- 28 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain), Aaron Ramsey, Tomas Rosicky, Theo Walcott, Santi Cazorla (Sub- 89 Jack Wilshere), Lukas Podolski (Sub- 77 Olivier Giroud),
 
The result, left Newcastle ending the season in the Premier League (ahead of Sunderland) in 16th place having played 38 matches, won 11, drew 8, lost 17, scoring 45 goals with 68 against; giving a final points tally of only 41 points.   
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NEWCASTLE’S 1ST. TEAM: FRIENDLY MATCHES
 
JUL.13th.2012, CHEMNITZER, Lost 0(0) : 1(1)
(Away in Gellert Stadium).
Pre Season Friendly. Scorer: ANTON FINK (9 mins). Attendance 6 700.
Referee: Alexander Sather (Germany).
(SAMI AMEOBI did find the net in the first half but it was ruled out for offside).
ROMAIN AMALFITANO made his debut, with GAEL BIGIRIMANA coming on as a sub. in the second half for his debut.
NUFC: Rob Elliot, Mike Williamson (capt), James Perch, Dan Gosling, Ryan Taylor (Sub. Davide Santon 65), Romain Amalfitano, Gabriel Obertan (Sub. Jonas Guiterrez 74), Sami Ameobi (Sub. Demba Ba 74), Haris Vuckic (Sub. Shola Ameobi 65), James Taverner (Sub. Danny Simpson 65), Medhi Abeid (Sub. Gael Bigirimana 65). 
CHEMNITZER: Phillip Pentke, Fabian Stenzel, Toni Wacksmuth, Marcel Wilke, Thomas Birk, Sascha Pfeffer, Carsten Staber (Capt), Maik Kegel (Sub. Florian Hornig 74), Josip Landeka (Sub. Anton Makanenko 78), Anton Fink (Sub. Tino Semmer 80), Benjamin Forster (Sub. David Jansen 70). 
 
JUL.16th.2012, AS MONACO, Won 1(1) : 0(0), Pre Season Friendly (Neutral Venue- The Hacker Pscharr Sports Park, Landsberg am Lech, Germany). Scorer: DEMBA BA (33 mins). Attendance About 900. Referee: Peter Sippel (Germany)
NUFC; Steve Harper, David Santon (Sub. Ryan Taylor 57), Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson, (Sub. James Perch 45), Romain Amalfitano (Sub. Gabriel Obertan 61), Jonas Gutierrez, Demba Ba (Sub. Sylvain Marveaux 78), Shola Ameobi (Capt) (Sub. Dan Gosling 61), Sami Ameobi (Sub. Haris Vuckic 45), Mehdi Abeid (Sub. James Tavernier 45), Gael Bigirimana (Sub Cheick Tiote 61)
AS. MONACO: Daniel Subasic, Eric.Marester (Sub. Jeremy Labor 86), Andreas Wolf (capt) (Sub. Adriano Da Silva 63), Andrea Raggi (Sub. Gary Kagelmacher 63), Layvin Kurzawk (Sub. Dennis Appiah 63), Nabil Dirar (Sub. Emir Bajrami 75), Nampalys Mendy, Gary Coulibaly (Sub. Delvin N’Dinga 80), Yannick Ferreira Carrasco (Sub. Tristan Dingome 75), Ibrahima Toure (Sub. Valentin Eysseric 63), Valerie Germain (Sub. Nacer Barazite 63).
 
JUL.21st.2012, FENERBAHCE (Turkey), Draw 1(0) : 1(0). Pre Season Friendly. (Venue- Neutral Ground- Sonnensees Stalion, Ritzing, Austria). Scorer: MEHDI ABEID (76 mins). Fenerbahce- C. BARONI (90 mins).
Attendance: About 2000. Referee: Paul Petho (Austria).
NUFC: Rob Elliot, Danny Simpson (Sub. Davide Santon 68), James Tavernier, Fabrico Coloccini (Capt), RyanTaylor,
Chek Tiote (Sub. Gael Bigrimana 59), Dan Gosling (Sub. Mehdi Abeid 73), Gabriel Obertan (Sub. Shola Ameobi 75), Sylvain Marveaux (Sub. Jonas Gutierrez 59), Haris Vuckic (Sub. Sami Ameobi 45), Demba Ba (Sub.Papiss Cisse 68).
Fenerbahce: Mert Gunok, Orhan Sam, Bekir Irtegun, Serdar Kesimal, Hasan Ali Kaldirim, Mehmet Topal (Sub. Henri Bienvenu 85), Cristian Baroni, Dirk Kuyt (Sub. Semih Senturk 68), Alex De Souza (Capt) (Sub. Selcuk Sahin 68), Miroslav Stoch, Moussa Sow (Sub. Mehmet Topuz 45).         
 
JUL.27th.2012, OLYMPIAKOS, Draw 1(1) : 1(0) (Penalty Shoot Out: 4:4), XII Trofeo Gaudiana Tournament Match 1.
(Neutral in the Algarve, Portugal). Scorers: STEVEN TAYLOR (25), KOSTAS MITROGLU (79).
Attendance: About 600. Referee: Joao Ferriera (Setubal). PAPISS CISSE firstly missed for Newcastle, before HARIS VUCKIC, ROMAIN AMALFITANO, JAMERS PERCH, MEDHI ABEID all scored & TIM KRUL saved one penalty shot by Tatos. Olympiakos’ penalty converters were ABDOUN, MANIATIS, PANTELIC, HOLEBAS.
NUFC: Tim Krul, Davide Santon, Mike Williamson, James Perch, Steven Taylor (Sub. Paul Dummett 45),
Gael Bigirmana, Dan Gosling (Sub. Medhi Abeid 36), Gabriel Obertan (Sub. Sami Ameobi 72), Haris Vuckic,
Shola Ameobi (Sub. Papiss Cisse 72), Romain Amalfitano.
        
OLYMPIAKOS: Roy Carroll, Tasos Papazoglou, (Sub. Manolas Konstantinos 45), Fejsa (Sub. Francois Modesto 45), Djebbour Rafik (Sub. Kostas Mitroglou 45) (Sub. Karagounis Vasileios 87), Giannis Fetfatzidis (Sub. Andreas Tatos 45), Siovas Dimitris, Dielna Claude (Sub. Jose Holebas 45), Lykogiannis Ch (Sub. Vlahodimos 45), Marinaldo da Silva (Sub. Maniatis 45), Diogo Luis Santo (Sub. Djamel Abdoun 45), Torosidis Vasileios (Sub. Maeko Pantelic 69).   
 
JUL.28th.2012, SC BRAGA, Won 2(0) : 1(0). XII Trofeo Gaudiana Tournament- Winners. Scorers: DEMBA BA (63), RYAN TAYLOR (72). RUBEN AMORIM (68)- BRAGA. (Douglao- Sent Off 83). Ex Newcastle player HUGO VIANA came on as a substitute. Attendance 600; Referee- Paulo Batista (Portalegre). 
NUFC: Steve Harper, Dannie Simpson, James Tavernier, Fabricio Coloccini (Capt), Ryan Taylor, Sami Ameobi (Sub. Gabriel Obertan 88), Cheick Tiote (Sub. Yohan Cabaye 70), Jonas Gutierrez, Sylvain Marveaux, Papiss Cisse, Demba Ba (Sub. Haris Vuckic 85).
SC BRAGA: Beto, Baiano, Douglao, Paulo Vinicius, Luis Alberto (Sub. Custodio 70), Ruben Amorim (Sub. Mossoro 79), Carlao (Sub. Eder 45), Paulo Cesar (Capt), Ismaily, Manoel (Sub. Ze Luis 45), Djamal (Sub. Hugo Viana 70). 
 
AUG.4th.2012, ADO DEN HAAG, Draw 0(0) : 0(0), (Away) Pre Season Friendly.
The low key match attendance was 7 120. Referee: Pieter Vink (Holland).
NEWCASTLE: Tim Krul, Ryan Taylor (Sub. 71 James Perch), Fabricio Coloccini, Steven Taylor (Sub. 64 Mike Williamson), Davide Santon (Sub. 82 Danny Simpson), Cheik Tiote (Sub. 71 Gael Bigrimana), Gabriel Obertan (Sub. 71 Shola Ameobi), Haris Vuckic (Sub. 64 Dan Gosling), Papiss Cisse, Demba Ba (Sub. 82 Romain Amalfitano), Jonas Guiterrez.         
DEN HAAG: Gino Coutintro, Vito Wormgaar, Kenneth Omervo (Sub. 58 Dion Malone), Danny Holla (Capt) (Sub. 45 Christian Supusepa), Kevin Jansen, Aaron Meijers, Rydell Poepan, Jenss Toornstra (Sub. 45 Stanley Elbers), Tjaronn Chery, Mike van Duinen (Sub. 45 Charlton Vincento), Gabar Horvath (Sub. 86 Tom Beugelsdijk).
 
AUG.7th.2012, HARTLEPOOL UNITED, Won 5(3) : 1(0), Pre Season Friendly.
Scorers: SHOLA AMEOBLI (3), SYLVAIN MARVEAUX (4 + 12 Pen), HARIS VUCKIC (53), GABRIEL OBERTAN (85). Hartlepool- ANTHONY SWEENEY (62). Attendance: 4 802, Referee: David Webb (Lancashire).
Newcastle’s ‘first team’ debutants as subs. were JAK ALNWICK & CURTIS GOOD.
NEWCASTLE: Steve Harper (Sub. 84 Jak Alnwick), Danny Simpson (Sub. Curtis Good 73), Steve Taylor (Sub. 45 Hatem
Ben Arfa), Mike Williamson, James Tavernier, James Perch (Sub. 73 Ryan Taylor), Gael Bigirimana (Sub. 60 Medhi
Abeid), Sylvain Marveaux (Sub. 59 Gabriel Obertan), Dan Gosling, Romain Amalfitano (Sub. 80 Davide Santon), Shola Ameobi (Capt) (Sub. 45 Haris Vuckic
.
HARTLEPOOL: Scott Flinders, Neil Austin, Jack Baldwin, Peter Hartley, Evan Harwood (Sub. 45 Darren Holden), Jonathan Franks (Sub. 87 Ben Wignall), Simon Walton (Sub. 67 Paul Murray), Anthony Sweeney, Andy Monkhouse (Sub. 75 Nathan Luscombe), Luke James (Sub. 75 James Poole), Steve Howard. 
 
AUG.11th.2012, CARDIFF CITY, Lost 1(0) : 4(3), Pre Season Friendly (Away). Scorers: SHOLA AMEOBI (49- Pen).
Cardiff- ARON GUNNARSON (16 + 26), JOE RALLS (20), ETIEM VELIKONJA (76). Attendance: 9 682, Referee: Mark Whitby (Swansea). ADAM CAMPBELL made his friendly 1st Team Debut.  
NUFC: Tim Krul, Fabrico Coloccini (Sub. 45 Mike Williamson), Steven Taylor (Sub. 63 Dan Gosling), Davide Santon, Cheik Tiote (Sub. 71 Romain Amalfitano), Gabriel Obertan (Sub. 84 Adam Campbell), Ryan Taylor (Sub. 28 James Perch), Sylvain Marveaux (Sub. 45 Haris Vuckic), Jonas Gutierrez, Shola Ameobi.
CARDIFF: David Marshall (Sub. 83 Joe Lewis), Kevin McNaughton (Sub. 73 Darc Blake), Andrew Taylor, Mark Hudson (capt), Ben Turner, Peter Whittingham, Craig Conway, Joe Ralls (Sub. 71 Robert Earnshaw), Jordon Mutch (Sub. 45 Filip Kiss), Aran Gunnersson (Sub. 45 Don Cowie), Heidar Helguson (Sub. 33 Etien Velikonja).

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NEWCASTLE’S UNDER 21’s DEVELOPMENT TEAM (Reserves):
COMPETITIVE MATCHES
 
AUG.18th.2012, TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR, Won 6(5) : 4(1), Under 21’s Development League.
(At Home, At Darlsey Park, Behind Closed Doors).
Referee: Glen Hart (Darlington). Scorers- ADAM CAMPBELL (3, 16 + 36 mins). CURTIS GOOD (Debut- 1 Goal- 6 mins), HARIS VUCKIC (20). BRAD INMAN (69 mins). RYAN MASON (14), YAGO FALQUE (71 + 78 mins), CRISTIAN CEBALLAS (77)- Tottenham. Competitive Reserve Debuts for ‘LUBO’ SATKA & GAEL BIGIRIMANA.
NUFC: Jak Alnwick, James Tavernier, Yven Moyo, Curtis Good, ‘Lubo’ Satka, Medhi Abeid, Gael Bigirimana, Marcus Maddison (Sub. 45 Brad Inman), Adam Campbell, Haris Vuckic (Sub. 68 Alex Nicholson), Michael Richardson (Sub. 45 Conor Newton).
SPURS: Jonathon Miles (Sub. 81 Lawrence Vigeroux), Adam Smith (Sub. 17 Masan Bush) (Sub. 72 Joshua Onomah), Nathan Byrne, Grant Hall, William Ekong, Tom Carroll, Yago Falque, Ryan Mason, Souleymone Coulibaly, Jack Manns, Cristian Ceballas.
 
SEP.3rd.2012, STOKE CITY, Won 5(2) : 1(0), Under 21’s Development League, Away. Goal Scorers- BRAD INMAN (29, 51 + 68 mins), MARCUS MADDISON (39), JJ.HOOPER (74), (ADAM CAMPBELL missed a penalty), NUFC. RAY ODIAKA (Trialist) (59 mins), Stoke. Attendance: Approximately 400. Referee: Michael Sailsbury (Lancashire).
NUFC: Jak Alnwick, Alex Nicholson, Curtis Good, Conor Newton, James Tavernier (capt), ‘Lubo’ Satka, Marcus Maddison (Sub. 67 Dennis Knight), Michael Richardson, Adam Campbell, Brad Inman, JJ. Hooper.
Stoke: Daniel Bachmann, Ben Glasgow (Sub. 63 Lucas Dawson), Jordan Keane (capt), Ryan O’Reilly, Michael Clarkson, Adam Thomas (Sub. 76 Jadan Hall), George Rigg, Jordan Rochardson, Andrew Musungu, Trialist- Ray Odiaka (Sub. 61 Karim Rossi), Trialist- Abu Bakarr Karsbo.
 
SEP.14th.2012, SOUTHAMPTON, Lost 0(0):1(0). Under 21's Development League. Scorer: SAM McQUEEN (50 mins). At Home at Whitley Park; Attendance: 324. Referee: Alan Miller (Durham) 
NUFC: Jak Alnwick, Alex Nicholson, Yven Moyo (Sub- 77 Michael Riley), Conor Newton, Steven Logan, Curtis Good,
Adam Campbell, Michael Richardson, Sami Ameobi, Brad Inman, JJ. Hooper (Sub- 77 Dennis Knight
).
SOUTHAMPTON: Cody Cropper, Calum Chambers, Jack Stephens, Jordan Turnbull, Ben Reeves, Andy Robinson, Jake Sinclair (Sub- 83 Alberto Seidi), Jack Cork, Joe Curtis, Sam Hoskins, Sam McQueen.  
 
SEP.18th.2012. SUNDERLAND, At home at St. James Park. Draw 2(2) : 2(1). Under 21's Development League. Goal Scorers: BRAD INMAN (16), ADAM CAMPBELL (35), NUFC. Connor Wickam (8 + 49), Sunderland. MICHAEL RICHARDSON was stretchered off injured in the 70th minute. Sunderland featured LOUIS SAHA & ex trialist BILLY KNOTT. Attendance: 1776, Referee: Iain Turner (County Durham).
NUFC: Jak Alnwick, Mehdi Abeid, Shane Ferguson, Conor Newton, Michael Richardson (Sub- 70 Yven Moyo), Curtis Good (capt), Sammy Ameobi, Dan Gosling, Adam Campbell, Brad Inman, JJ. Hooper.
SUNDERLAND: Jordan Pickford, Louis Laing, Blair Adams, Adam Reed, John Egan, Matthew Kilgallon, Dong Won Ji, David Vaughan, Louis Saha, Connor Wickham (Sub- 60 Jordan Laidler), Billy Knott (Sub- 83 Adam Mitchell).
 
SEP.28th.2012. MANCHESTER UNITED, Lost 2(2):4(2). Away At Moss Lane, Bury. Goal Scorers: FEDERICO MACHEDA (14, 53), DAVID PETRUCCI (33), ANGELO HENRIQUEZ (90), Man. Utd. MARCUS MADDISON (19), BRAD INMAN (36), NUFC. Barclays Under 21’s Development League.Attendance: 457. Referee: not known. 
NUFC: Jak Alnwick, Alex Nicholson, Michael Riley (Sub- 87 Dennis Knight), Medhi Abeid, Conor Newton, Curtis Good, Marcus Maddison (Sub- 75 Yven Moyo), Romain Amalfitano, Adam Campbell, Brad Inman, JJ. Hooper.
MAN.UNITED: Sam Johnstone, Larnell Cole (Sub- 68 Angelo Henriquez), Tom Thorpe, Michael Fornasier, Tyler Blackett (Sub- 45 Frederic Veseli), Robbie Brady, Ryan Tunnicliffe, Davide Petrucci, Jesse Lingard, Joshua King (Sub- 92 Sean McGinty), Federico Macheda.  
 
OCT.8th.2012, ASTON VILLA, Won 2(0) : 1(0). Away. Under 21’s Development League.
(Bowery had a goal ruled out offside in 26th minute). Goal Scorers: ADAM CAMPBELL (59), MEDHI ABEID (73), NUFC. GRAHAM BURKE (70), Villa. HARIS VUCKIC went off on a stretcher with a serious injury in the final minutes.
Referee: Neil Radford (Worcestershire). Attendance: 371.
NUFC: Jak Alnwick, Conor Newton, Michael Riley, Mehdi Abeid, James Tavernier, ‘Lubo’ Satka, Adam Campbell,
Dan Gosling (Sub- 80 Marcus Maddison), Xisco (Sub- 58 Brad Inman), Haris Vuckic (Sub- 87 Brandon Meile), Romain Amalfitano.
A.VILLA: Benji Siegnit, Courtney Cameron, Enda Stevens, Ashley Westwood, Daniel Devine, Nathan Baker, Daniel Johnson (capt), Samir Carruthers, Jordan Bowery (Sub- 43 Liam Bateman), Graham Burke, Andras Stieber (Sub- 82 Jordan Graham).   
 
OCT.22nd.2012, STOKE CITY, Won 5(3) : 1(0), Under 21’s Development League.  At Home at Whitley Park.
Scorers: XISCO (3 GOALS- 38, 57 + 67 mins), JAMES TAVERNIER (32), MEDHI ABEID (8), NUFC. JAMES ALABI (89), Stoke. Attendance: 221, Referee: Andrew Miller (Durham). ALEX NICHOLSON was injured in the first half & went off on a stretcher.
NUFC: Jak Alnwick, Alex Nicholson (Sub- 29 mins Michael Riley), Curtis Good, Medhi Abeid, James Tavernier, ‘Lubo’ Satka, Sylvain Marveaux, Brad Inman, Adam Campbell, Xisco (Sub- 71 mins Marcus Maddison), Romain Amalfitano.
STOKE: David Bachmann, Ben Glasgow, James Campbell, Kris Scott (Sub. 45 mins Jordan Richardson), Ben Heneghan, Jordan Keane (Capt), Jadan Hall (Sub- 45 mins Luke Coulson), Callum Bennett (Sub- 78 Karim Rossi), James Alabi, Michael Clarkson, Andrew Musungu.
 
NOV.3rd.2012, TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR, Lost 0(0) : 6(2), Under 21’s Development League. Away At Enfield Training Ground. Goal Scorers: RYAN MASON (17- Pen), CRISTIAN CEBALLOS (24), ‘LUBO’ SATKA (Own Goal 50 mins), ALEX PRITCHARD (56), JONATHAN OBIKA (61 & 88).
Attendance: About 150.
NUFC: Jak Alnwick, Steven Logan, Michael Riley, Brandon Miele, Alex Kitchen, ‘Lubo’ Staka, Marcus Maddison
(Sub- 70 Alex Gilliead), Dennis Knight, Yven Moyo, Brad Inman, JJ. Hooper.
SPURS: Jonathan Miles, Ryan Fredericks, Massimo Luongo, Kevin Stewart, Jack Barthram (Sub- 71 Giancarlo Gallifuoco), Ryan Mason, Dean Parrett, Alex Pritchard, Cristian Ceballos, Andros Townsend, Jonathan Obika.
 
NOV.12th.2012, At Home At Whitley Park, MANCHESTER UNITED, Lost 1(0):2(0), Under 21’s Development League.
Goal Scorers: CONOR NEWTON (58), NUFC. TON THORPE (47), TOM LAWRENCEL (65). Man.Utd.
Attendance: 417. Referee: Graeme Fyvie (Sunderland).
NUFC: Jak Alnwick, Conor Newton, Yven Moyo, Medhi Abeid, James Tavernier, ‘Lubo’ Satka, Marcus Maddison
(Sub- 83 Alex Kitchen), Romain Amalfitano (Sub. 40 Dennis Knight), Xisco (Sub- 53 Michael Riley), Brad Inman,
JJ. Hooper
.
MAN.UTD: Jonny Sutherland, Frederic Veseli, Marnick Vermiji, Tom Thorpe, Scott Wooton, Michele Fornasier, ‘Bebe’ Tiaso Manuel Dias Correia (Sub- 90 Luke Hendrie), Ryan Turnicliffe, Larnell Cole, Federico Macheda (Sub- 54 Tom Lawrence), Adanan Januzaj (Sub- 76 Charni Ekangamene).
 
NOV.19th.2012, Away At The Stadium of Light, SUNDERLAND, Draw 2(2):2(1).  Under 21’s Development League.
Scorers: NILE RANGER (8), BRAD INMAN (35),  NUFC
, CONNOR WICKHAM (18), CRAIG LYNCH (65), Sunderland. Steven Logan also fouled in the box & Adam Reed blasted the penalty against the post. Referee: Gary Beswick (Co. Durham), Attendance: 1 773.
NUFC: Jak Alnwick, Steven Logan, Yven Moyo, Conor Newton, Michael Riley Curtis Good (capt), Marcus Maddison
(Sub- 67 Brandan Miele), Medhi Abeid, Nile Ranger (Sub- 67 Dennis Knight), Brad Inman, JJ. Hooper.
SUNDERLAND: Jordan Pickford, Liam Marrs, David Ferguson, David Vaughan, Connor Oliver, James Armstrong (Sub- 19 Scott Harrison), Alex Gorrin (Sub- 73 Jordan Laidler), Adam Reed (capt), Connor Wickham (Sub- 84 Mikael Mandron), Craig Lynch, Roarie Deacon.
 
DEC.2nd.2012, At Home at Whitley Park, ASTON VILLA, Lost 2(1) : 3(2), Under 21’s Development League.
Attendance: About 100, Referee: Iain Turner (Co. Durham). Goal Scorers: MICHAEL DRENNAN (30), GRAHAM BURKE (35- Pen), SAMIR CARRUTHERS (49), Aston Villa; JJ. HOOPER (33), MARCUS MADDISON, (64), NUFC.
NUFC: Jak Alnwick, Steven Logan, Alex Kitchen, Lee Desmond, Michael Riley, Conor Newton (capt), Dennis Knight, Brandan Miele, Marcus Maddison, JJ. Hooper, Yven Moyo.
A.VILLA: Craig Hill, Josh Barton, Liam Bateman, Daniel Johnson (capt), Janai Danacien, Josh Webb, Jordan Graham, Samir Carruthers, Michael Drennan, Graham Burke, Andras Steiber (Sub- 65 Jack Grealish).
 
DEC.17th.2012, Away at Eastleigh, SOUTHAMPTON, Lost 1(0) : 5(2), Under 21’s Development League.
Goal Scorers: TADANARI LEE (23), SAM HOSKINS (27 + 61), BEN REEVES (46 + 89), Southampton; ADAM CAMPBELL (53), NUFC. Attendance: About 400.
NUFC: Jak Alnwick, Steven Logan, Michael Riley, Brendan Miele, Alex Kitchen Curtis Good, Marcus Maddison, Dennis Knight (Sub- 31 Adam Campbell), JJ. Hooper, Mehdi Abeid, Romain Amalfitano.       
SOUTHAMPTON: Cody Cropper, Matt Young, Calum Chambers, Jack Stephens, Matt Targett, James Ward-Prowse, Corby Moore (Sub- 80 Joe Curtis), Ben Reeves, Sam Hoskins, Tadanari Lee (Sub- 90 Ryan Seager), Jake Sinclair (Sub- 80 Alberto Seidi).

The result saw Newcastle end their fixtures in the Barclays Premier Under 21’s Group 2, in 6th place (2nd Bottom), having P12, W4, D2, L6, F28, A32, Points- 14.  
 
JAN.8th.2013, Away, BEDLINGTON TERRIERS, Lost 2(1) : 3(1). Northumberland Senior Cup Quarter Final.
Goal Scorers: SHANE FERGUSON (15), JJ.HOOPER (78), NUFC. MARK DONINGER (55), MARK COVERY (44), RICHARD PELL (74), Bedlington. Other ex Newcastle players involved from the start were CRAIG BAXTER, PHIL CAVE, CHRIS CARR, & PAUL BRAYSON & KRIS GATE as subs. Attendance: 375, Referee: David McCallum (Wallsend, Tyne & Wear).  
NUFC: Jak Alnwick, Steven Logan (Sub- 83 Michael Riley), Shane Ferguson, Brendan Miele, Lubo Satka, Remy Streete, Marcus Maddison (Sub- 62 JJ. Hooper), Medhi Abeid, Nile Ranger, Adam Campbell, Romain Amalfitano.
BEDLINGTON: Jack Norton, Craig Baxter, Phil Cave, Chris Carr, Richard Pell, Adam Wikinson, Mark Convery, Mark Doninger, Phil Bannister (Sub- 75 Paul Brayson), Colin Morton (Sub- 64 Kris Gate), Steven Bowey.
 
JAN.30th.2013, Home (Behind Closed Doors at Darlsey Park), READING, Lost 0(0) : 3(3), Under 21’s Development League.
Goal Scorers: JORDAN OBITA (30, 39), CRAIG TANNER (45).
New signing MASSADIO HAIDARA made his competitive debut for the club at this level. In the 39th minute a swirling through ball was palmed away by Jak Alnwick just outside the box & was shown the red card. The subsequent free kick, saw quickly brought on sub Jonathan Mitchell fail to stop the shot from Obita; who claimed his second. Tanner claimed a third for Reading in the 45th minute after a defensive mix up. JAMIE STERRY made his debut at reserve level in the second half in the 66th minute, but he was sent off for a rash challenge in the 80th minute. Referee: Andrew Greenwood (Lancashire?)
NUFC: Jak Alnwick (Sent Off 39) (Jonathan Mitchell), Alex Kitchen, Massadio Haidara (Sub- 53 Jonathyn Quinn), Steven Logan, James Tavernier, Paul Dummett (capt), Adam Campbell, Brendan Miele (Sub- Jamie Sterry, Sent Off- 80), Tom Heardman (Sub- 39 J.Mitchell), Shane Ferguson, Romain Amalfitano.
READING: Jonathan Henly, Nick Arnold, Josh Webb, Aaron Tshibola, Niall Keown, Pierce Sweeney, Ryan Edwards, Jake Taylor, Dominic Samuel, Craig Tanner, Jordan Obita.   
 
FEB.8th.2013, STOKE CITY, Won 3(2) : 0(0), Under 21’s Development League. At Home at Darlsey Traning Ground, Behind Closed Doors. Goal Scorers: .  MASSADIO HAIDARA (14), ADAM CAMPBELL (29), JONATHYN QUINN (54). Their were debut’s for academy starlets Greg Olley who started the game & Rolando Aarons who came on in the second half.
NUFC: Jak Alnwick, James Tavernier, Massadio Hatdara (Sub- 79 Rolando Aarons), Steven Logan, Alex Kitchen (Sub- 49 Alex Nicholson), ‘Lubo’ Satka, Greg Olley, (Sub- 65 Michael Richardson), Jonathyn Quinn, Nile Ranger, Adam Campbell, Sami Ameobi.
STOKE: Dan Backman, George Rigg, Joey Taylor, Jordan Barrow, Jordan Keane, Ed Sanders, Adam Thomas, Jordan Richardson, James Alabi, Kris Scott, John Marsden.  
 
FEB.25th.2013, Away At Selhurst Park, CRYSTAL PALACE, Draw 2(1) : 2(2). Under 21’s Development League.
Goal Scorers: AARON WILBRAHAM (27), SULLAY KAIKAI (37), C.Palace. ADAM CAMPBELL (29), ROLANDO AARONS (79). Palace also missed a penalty in the first half, hitting the bar. Attendance: 402, Referee: Jake Hillier (Hertfordshire).  
NUFC: Jonathan Mitchell, Alex Nicholson., Lee Desmond (Sub- 45 Rolando Aarons), Steven Logan, James Tavernier,
Remi Streete (Sub- 62 Jonathyn Quinn), Romain Amalfitano, Brandon Miele, Adam Campbell, Dan Gosling
(Sub- 80 Greg Olley), Shane Ferguson
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CRYSTAL PALACE: Lewis Price, Aaron Akoroka, Matthew Parsons, Stuart O’Keefe, Alex Winter, Quade Taylor, Sullay Kaikai, Jacob Butterfield (Sub- 75 Hiram Boateng), Aaron Wilbraham (Sub- 81 Kadell Daniel), Kyle De Silva (Sub- 75 Reise Allassani), Ibra Sekajja. 
 
MAR.8th.2013, Home at Whitley Park, MANCHESTER CITY, Draw 1(0) : 1(0), Under 21’s Development League.
Goal Scorers: STEVEN LOGAN (61), NUFC. SEKO FOFANA (81, Pen). Attendance: Approx: 100.
NUFC: Jonathan Mitchell, Alex Nicholson (Sub- 45 Alex Gilliead), Curtis Good, Lubo Satka, James Tavernier (Capt),
Remi Streete, Brandon Miele, Steven Logan, Rolando Aarons (Sub- 70 Greg Olley), Jonathyn Quinn, Romain Amalfitano
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MAN. CITY: Ian Lawlor, Shay Facey, Greg Leigh, George Evans, Ellis Plummer, Keiran Kennedy, Albert Rusnak (Sub- 64 Jose Pozo La Rosa), Emyr Huws, Devante Cole, Marcos Lopes, Denis Suarez (Sub- 64 Seko Fofano).
 
MAR.18th.2013, Away at Hogwood Park (BCD), READING, Draw 1(0) : 1(0), Under 21’s Development League.
Goal Scorers: Aaron Tshibola (60), Reading. DAN GOSLING (79), NUFC.
NUFC: Jonathan Mitchell, Alex Nicholson (Sub- 75 ‘Lubo’ Satka), James Tavernier, Remie Streete, Curtis Good, Steven Logan (Sub- 60 Jonathyn Quinn), Gael Bigirimana, Alex Gilliead, Dan Gosling, Yven Moyo (Sub- 45 Rolando Aarons), Adam Campbell.
READING: Alex McCarthy, Niall Keown, Josh Webb, Matthew Partridge (Sub- Liam Kelly), Pierce Sweeney, Jake Cooper, Nick Arnold, Aaron Tshibola, Ryan Edwards (Sub- Shepherd Murombedzi).  
 
APR.1st.2013, Away at the Clayton Wood Training Ground (BCD), STOKE CITY, Won 2(1) : 1(0), Under 21’s Development League. Goal scorers: MICHAEL RICHARDSON (9), YVEN MOYO (61), NUFC. JADE HALL (86), Stoke.
The match was Kevin Mbaba under 21’s competitive debut. Referee was Simon Barrow (Tamworth, Staffordshire). NUFC used no subs. 
NUFC: Jak Alnwick, Kevin Mbaba, Curtis Good, ‘Lubo’ Satka, James Tavernier, Remi Streete, Yven Moyo, Brandan Miele, Alex Gilliead, Michael Richardson, Romain Amalfitano.
STOKE: Daniel Bachmann, George Rigg, Ben Glasgow, Lucas Dawson, Archange Nkumu, Immanuel Parry, Adam Thomas, Jordan Richardson (Sub- 69 Marcel Barrington), John Marsden, Jake Cook (Sub- 85 Peter Makrillos), Andrew Musungu (Sub- 68 Jadan Hall).   
 
APR.4th.2013, Away at Leyland, BOLTON WANDERERS, Draw 1(0) : 1(0), Under 21’s Development League.
Goal Scorers: JACK SAMPSON (67), Bolton. ROMAIN AMALFITANO (83, Pen).       
NUFC: Jak Alnwick, Kevin Mbabu (Sub- Alex Nicholson 45), James Tavernier, Steven Logan (Sub- 48 Jonathyn Quinn), ‘Lubo’ Satka (Sub- 58 Lee Desmond), Remi Streete, Yven Moyo, Brandon Miele, Alex Gilliead, Michael Richardson, Romain Amalfitano.
BOLTON: Jay Lynch, Joe Riley (Sub- 54 Niall Maher), Andy Kellett, Oscar Threlkeld, Cian Bolger, Josh Vela (Sub- 61 Alex McQuade), Chris Lester, Adam Blakeman, Jack Sampson, Zach Clough, Sanmi Odelusi (Sub- 65 Joe KcKee).  
 
APR.12th.2013, Away At Hyde, MANCHESTER CITY, Won 2(0) : 1(1), Under 21’s Development League.
Goal Scorers: JOSE ANGEL POZO (18), Man. City. ALEX GILLIEAD (78), ROMAIN AMALFITANO (87), NUFC.
Attendance: 120, Referee: Simeon Lucas (Lancashire).
NUFC: Jak Alnwick, Alex Nicholson, Yven Moyo, Steven Logan (Sub- 64 Rolando Aarons), ‘Lubo’ Satka, Kevin Mbabu, Alex Gilliead, Brandon Miele (Sub- 57 Jonathyn Quinn), Gabriel Obertan, Romain Amalfitano, Michael Richardson.
MANCHESTER CITY: Ian Lawlor, Shay Facey, Greg Leigh, Dedryk Boyata, Ellis Plummer, Emyr Huws, Albert Rusnak, Denis Suarez, Marcos Lopes (Sub- 75 Olivier Nycham), John Guidetti, Jose Angel Pozo (Sub- 85 Sinan Bytyqi).
 
APR.19th.2013, Home at St. James Park, CRYSTAL PALACE, Won 4 (2) : 0(0), Under 21’s Development League.
Goal Scorers: GABRIEL OBERTAN (3, 48, 76), ROLANDO AARONS (25).
Attendance: 478, Referee: Martin Coy (Durham).
NUFC: Jak Alnwick, Kevin Mbaba (Sub- 75 Alex Nicholson), Lee Desmond, Gael Birigimana, James Tavernier, ‘Lubo’ Satka, Rolando Aarons (Sub- 64 Jonathyn Quinn), Brandon Miele, Gabriel Obertan (capt), Romain Amalfitano, Alex Gilliead.
C.PALACE: David Gregory, Aaron Akuruka, Matthew Parsons, Connor Dymond, Alex Wynter (Capt), Ryan Inniss, Ibra Sekajja, Harim Boateng, Kwesi Appiah (Sub- 78 Marcel Henry-Francis), Aruna Dindane (Sub- 78 Kadell Daniel), Sulaimon Kaikai (Sub- 65 Matthew Marriot).   
 
APR.29th.2013, Away at the Colney Training Centre (BCD), NORWICH CITY, Won 2() : 1(), Under 21’s Development League.
Goal Scorers: JAMAR LOZA (15), Norwich. GAEL BIGIRIMANA (27),  DAN GOSLING  (81).
NUFC: Jonathan Mitchell, Jamie Sterry, Lee Desmond (Sub- 52 Brandon Miele), Gael Bigirimana, James Tavernier,
‘Lubo’ Satka, Rolando Aarons, Michael Richardson, Adam Campbell, Dan Gosling, Alex Gilliead.
NORWICH: Jed Steer, Ramil Sheriff, Ewan McNeil, Michael Clunan, Jordan Tunnicliffe, Adel Gafaiti, Michael Kalu, Fope Coker (Sub- 31 Rian Carroll), Aaron Wickham, Harrison Heath (Sub- 87 Dom St.Louis), Jamar Loza.
 
MAY 3rd.2013, At Home at Whitley Park. BOLTON WANDERERS, Lost 1(1) :  2(1), Under 21’s Development League.
Goal Scorers: BRANDON MIELE (23), NUFC
. SANMI ODELUSI (44), ADAM BLAKEMAN (62- Pen).   
Willie Donnachie & Peter Beardsley’s side now progressed to a national play offs, having ended the season top of Group B. Macaulay Gillesphey made his under 21’s debut as a sub. Attendance: 327, Referee: Martin Coy (Durham).
NUFC: Jonathan Mitchell, Kevin Mbabu (Sub- 62 Alex Nicholson), James Tavernier, Michael Richardson, Gael Bigirimana, Lubomir Satka, Rolando Aarons, Brandon Miele, Jonathyn Quinn (Sub- 59 Macaulay Gillesphey), Brad Inman, Alex Gilliead.
BOLTON: Rob Lainton, Oscar Threlkeld, Niall Maher, Cian Bolger, Alex Mquade, Andy Kellet, Joe McKee, Adam Blakeman, Jack Sampson, Sanmi Odelusi, Tom Youngs. (No Subs Used).
 
Barclays Premier Under 21’s Development League Group 2 (Stage 2- Jan To May 2013. P12, W6, D4, L2, F21, A13- Points: 22. Position: 1st (Qualification to the National Play Offs) 
 
MAY 7th.2013, Away at Goodison park, EVERTON, Draw 3(0) : 3(0) (AET), Lost 3 : 5 on Pens. Under 21’s Nationl Play Off Round (Winners of Group 1 v Group 2). Goal Scorers: SAMMY AMEOBI (66), BRAD INMAN (83), MICHAEL RICHARDSON (98), NUFC.  CONOR McALENY (69), STEVEN NAISMITH (76), LUKE GARBUTT (115), Everton.
In the penalty shoot out after John Stones fired home for Everton, Gael Bigirimana missed his penalty & then Shane Duffy made it two for Everton. James Tavernier got Newcastle off the mark converting his shot , before Everton scored again through Ross Barkley. Sammy Ameobi scored his penalty but so did Luke Garbutt, with Brad Inman scoring Newcastle’s final penalty.
NUFC: Jak Alnwick, Kevin Mbabu, Macauley Gillesphey, Gael Bigirimana, James Tavernier (capt), ‘Lubo’ Satka,
Michael Richardson, Brandon Miele, Alex Gilliead (Sub- 45 Rolando Aarons), Sammy Ameobi, Brad Inman.
EVERTON: Jan Mucha, John Stones, Bryan Oviedo, John Lundstram, Shane Duffy (capt), Tyias Browning, Mathew Kennedy (Sub- 110 Conor Grant), Ross Barkley, Conor McAleny (Sub- 102 Courtney Duffus), Steven Naismith, Chris Long (Sub- 105 Luke Garbutt).

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NEWCASTLE’S UNDER 21’s DEVELOPMENT TEAM:
FRIENDLY MATCHES
 
JUL.19th.2012, HAMILTON ACADEMICAL, Won 3(3) :1(0), Pre Season Friendly (At Home, Benton Training Ground; Behind Closed Doors). Scorers: ANTHONY KOURA (Trialist, Le Mans) (6 + 24 mins), MARCUS MADDISON (43 mins- Pen), NUFC. ALI CRAWFORD (89), Hamilton.
NUFC: Jak Alnwick, Alex Nicholson (Sub. Ryan McKinnon (Debut) 70), Yven Moyo (Sub Liam Smith (Debut) 74), Paul Dummett, Michael Richardson, Brendan Miele (Sub. Liam Henderson 45), Brad Inman (Sub. Steven Logan 55), Marcus Maddison (Sub. ‘Lubo’ Satka (Debut) 45), Conor Newton (Sub. Estoban Cardona Lopez (Debut) 64), JJ.Hooper (Lee Desmond (Debut) 45), Anthony Kuora (Trialist- Debut).
Hamilton: Kevin Cuthbert, Ryan Finnie, Stephen Hendrie, Ziggy Gordon, Michael Devlin, Darren Lyon, Louis Longridge, Gary Fraser, Andy Ryan, Ali Crawford, Trialist (Martin Canning). Subs Used: Jon McShane, Conner McGlinchey, Craig Johnston, James Martin, Craig Watson, Jack McCue, Greg Docherty.  
 
JUL.23rd.2012, ASHINGTON, Won 5:1. Pre Season Friendly (At Home- Behind Closed Doors). Goal Scorers: BRAD INMAN (2),
JJ. HOOPER, MARCUS MADDISON, MICHAEL RICHARDSON, NUFC. TOMMY ENGLISH, Ashington.
NUFC: Jak Alnwick, Alex Nicholson, Yven Moyo, Steven Logan, Paul Dummett, Michael Richardson, Marcus Maddison, Brendan Miele, JJ. Hooper, Brad Inman, Conor Newton
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ASHINGTON: (Line Up Not Known). Possibly included Louis Storey?
 
JUL.26th.2012, TEAM NORTHUMBRIA, Won 2(0) : 0(0). Pre Season Friendly (Behind Closed Doors At Home At Darsley Park) (Played 30 mins each way). Goal Scorers: MICHAEL RICHARDSON (48 Mins), BRAD INMAN (56 mins).
NUFC: Jak Alnwick, Alex Nicholson, Michael Riley, Conor Newton, Michael Richardson, Stephan Logan, Marcus Maddison, Brendan Miele, JJ. Hooper, Brad Inman, Yven Moyo (Sub. Dennis Knight 15 mins).     
TEAM NORTHUMBRIA: (Known players) Andy Jennison (goalkeeper), Gavin Donaghue (capt) & Lee Scott..
 
AUG.1ST.2012, GATESHEAD, Won 4:1, Pre Season Friendly. (Away)
Scorers: MEDHI ABEID (6), ROMAIN AMALFITANO (23), CONOR NEWTON (71), MARCUS MADDISON (72), NUFC. MICHAEL CUMMINGS (26), Gateshead. Attendance: 1 274. Referee: Scott Duncan (Kingston Park, Newcastle) (He Replaced- Seb. Stocksbridge (Dunston). The match saw CURTIS GOOD make his reserve debut at left half before being replaced in the 78th minute. ADAM BARTLETT, Trialist RYAN McGORRIGAN (came on at half time at centre forward) & JAMES MARWOOD also made an appearance on the hour.
NUFC XI: Rob Elliot, Michael Richardson, Paul Dummett, Gael Bigirimana, James Tavernier, Curtis Good (Sub. 78 Michael Riley), Romain Amalfitano (Sub. Alex Nicholson 45), Conor Newton (Sub. 78 Dennis Knight), JJ. Hooper (Sub. 45 Marcus Maddison), Medhi Abeid (Sub. 83 Liam Henderson), Brad Inman.
GATESHEAD: Adam Bartlett, Glenn Wilson (Sub. 45 Carl Magnay), Paddy Boyle, Ben Clark, James Curtis, Jamie Chandler (Sub. 60 James Marwood), Michael Cummins (Sub. 45 Chris Bush), Phil Turnbull, Nathan Fisher (Sub. 45 Ryan McGorrigan), Liam Hatch (Sub. 45 Yemi Odubade), James Brown (Sub. 45 Josh Gillies).   
 
AUG.8th.2012 v LEEDS UNITED, Draw 1(1) : 1(1). (Away at Thorp Arch Training Ground; Behind Closed Doors) Pre Season Friendly. Scorers: PAUL DUMMETT (44), DOMINIC POLEON (20, Pen)- Leeds United. JJ. HOOPER also had a goal ruled out for offside in the second half.
NUFC: Jak Alnwick, Alex Nicholson (Sub. 45 Steven Logan), Curtis Good (Sub. 63 Michael Riley), Michael Richardson
(Sub. 61 Dennis Knight), Paul Dummett, Brad Inman, Conor Newton, Mehdi Abeid (Sub. 45 ‘Lubo’ Satka), Yven Moyo
(Sub. 45 Marcus Maddison), Haris Vuckic (Sub. 45 JJ. Hooper), Adam Campbell (Sub. 61 Brendan Miele).
LEEDS RESERVES: Alex Cairns, Lewis Turner (Sub. 50- ‘Trialist’), Trialist, Paul Connolly (Sub. 60 Ross Killock), Charlie Taylor, Zac Thompson, Danny Pugh, Dominic Poleon, Trialist (Sub. 80 Ramon Nunez), Nathan Turner, Robbie Rogers.     
 
AUG.11th.2012 v BLACKPOOL XI, Draw 1(0) : 1(0). (Away; Behind Closed Doors Pre Season Friendly). 
Scorers: DENNIS KNIGHT (2nd Half). JAMIE MENAGH (2nd. Half). CHRIS BASHAM featured for Blackpool.
NUFC: Jak Alnwick, James Tavernier, Curtis Good, Paul Dummett, Shane Ferguson (Replaced- 70 mins),
Marcus Maddison Gael Birgirimana, Michael Richardson, Conor Newton, Brad Inman, JJ. Hooper.
Subs (Known): Dennis Knight, Alex Nicholson
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BLACKPOOL: Mark Haistead (Sub- Chris Kettings), Chris Basham, Craig Cathcart (Sub- Alex Addai), Ashley Eastam, Adam Dodd (Sub- Matt Challoner), Isaiah Osbourne (Sub- Liam Tomsett), Scott Robertson (Sub- Jamie Menach), Tiago Gomes (Sub- Curtis Thompson), Danny Mayor- Trialist (Sub- Tom Barkhuizen), Jamie Proctor- Trialist, Elliott Gandin.          
 
AUG.14th.2012, OLDHAM ATHLETIC XI. Won 2(2) : 1(0). (Away, Behind Closed Doors Pre Season Friendly). Scores- ADAM CAMBELL, BRAD INMAN (1st Half). ‘A Trialist’ (2nd Half)- Oldham. The Oldham side featured DAN TAYLOR.
NUFC: Jak Alnwick, Alex Nicholson (Sub. Steven Logan), ‘Lubo’ Satka, Curtis Good, Yven Moyo, Michael Riley, Marcus Maddison (Sub. Brendan Miele), Conor Newton, Michael Richardson Medhi Abeid, Brad Inman (Sub. Dennis Knight),
Adam Campbell (Sub. JJ. Hooper).
OLDHAM (Included) : Dean Bouzaris, Connor Brown, Connor Hughes, Carl Winchester, David Mellor, Matt Smith, Daniel Taylor,
A Trialist. (Subs 2nd. Half- Joe Cooper, Luke Wandless, Chris Sutherland, Tomas Jones).   
 
AUG.28th.2012, GATESHEAD RESERVES, Won 1(1) : 0(0), (At Home; Behind Closed Doors Friendly). Scorer- MARCUS MADDISON (9 mins). The Gateshead line up included RYAN McGORRIGAN.
NUFC: Jak Alnwick, Alex Nicholson, Michael Riley, Conor Newton, Curtis Good, Paul Dummett (Sub. 45 ‘Lubo’ Satka), Marcus Maddison (Sub. 45 Dennis Knight), (Sub. 71 Steven Logan), Medhi Abeid (Sub. 83 Paul Dummett), JJ. Hooper, Michael Richardson, Brad Inman.
GATESHEAD: Jordan Nixon, Michael Roberts, Lee Mole (Sub. 56 Lewis Galpin), Jack Lilley, Lance McGlen, Rob Ramshaw, David Luke, Luke Carr, Callum Patton, Peter Ravenhill (Sub. 60 Jamie Barton), Ryan McGorrigan (Sub. 60 Michael Sweet)
 
SEP.7th.2012, BERWICK RANGERS, Lost 1(1) : 2(1), Away, Friendly. Scorers: ADAM CAMPBELL (11 mins). FRASER McLAREN (38 mins, Pen), LEE GUTHRIE (77 mins). Attendance: 309, Referee: Gavin Ross (Edinburgh). Berwick got the penalty when Ferguson was fouled in the box by ‘LUBO’ SATKA. The Newcastle side featured a trialst DAN RICKARD.
NUFC: Jak Alnwick, Steven Logan, (Sub- 45 Adam Armstrong), Michael Riley, Conor Newton, Curtos Good, ‘Lubo’ Satka, Michael Richardson, Brad Inman, Adam Campbell, Trialist- Dan Rickard  (Sub- 74 Alex Gilliead), Dennis Knight.
BERWICK: Youssef Bejaoui (Sub- 72 Gordon Sanderson), Devon Jacobs, Dean Hoskins, Dene Droudge (Sub- 27 Dougie Brydon), Andy Mclean, John Ferguson (Sub- 72 Stuart Noble), Steven Nutman (Sub- 61 Craig Stevenson), Damien Gielty (Sub- 45 Lee Currie), Phil Addison, Fraser McLaren (Sub- 61 Darren Lavery), Kevin McDonald.   
 
OCT.3rd.2012, YORK CITY, 1(1) : 3(1). (Away; Behind closed doors friendly). Goal Scorers: ADAM CAMPBELL (45), NUFC. JAMIE REED (8, 72), OLIVER JOHNSON (85).
NUFC: Jak Alnwick, Alex Nicholson, Steven Logan, Lubo Satka, Michael Riley, Marcus Maddison, Conor Newton,
Dennis Knight, Brad Inman, JJ. Hooper, Adam Campbell. Subs:- Ryan McKinnon, Alex Kitchen.
YORK: Paul Musselwhite, Lee Bullock, David McGurk, Clarke Carlisle, Charles Taylor, Scott Kerr, Jonathan Smith, Daniel Kearns, Jamie Reed, Danny Blanchett,
Oliver Johnson. Subs Used: Michael Potts, Reece Kelly, Tom Allan, Rob Moncur.  
 
OCT.29th.2012, SUNDERLAND, Lost 0(0) : 4(2), Behind Closed Doors Friendly.
Goal Scorers: JORDAN LAIDLER (4 + 10), ADAM REED (Pen. 2nd. Half), MIKAEL MANDRAN (2nd Half). Newcastle gave trialist WALID ABEID, a run out in the second half. He’s a 19 year old, French Youth International (Medhi’s young brother). Abeid’s previous clubs include St. Etienne & Fulham.
NUFC: Jak Alnwick, Conor Newton, Curtis Good, James Tavernier (capt), Michael Riley, Marcus Maddison,
Brandon Miele, Dennis Knight, Brad Inman, Yven Moyo, Adam Campbell (Sub- 45 Walid Abeid); Other Subs Used; ,
‘Lubo’ Satka, JJ. Hooper (2nd. Half)  
SUNDERLAND: Jordan Pickford, Liam Marrs, David Ferguson, James Armstrong, Connor Oliver, Adam Mitchell, Craig Lynch (Sub- 70 Blair Adams), Adam Reed (capt) (Sub- 70 Wade Joyce), Alex Gorrin, Roarie Deacon, Jordan Laidler (Sub- 67 Mikael Mandran.   
 
APR.23rd.2013, Away at the R Costings Abbey Stadium, CAMBRIDGE UNITED, Won 2(1) : 1(0).‘Centenary Friendly Match’
at the R Costings Abbey Stadium Goal Scorers: ROMAIN AMALFITANO (2), JAMES TAVERNIER (88), NUFC. LIAM HUGHES (55, Pen), Cambridge. Ex player now Under 21’s coach Peter Beardsley (aged 52) made a return to action in the 63rd minute as a sub. James Tavernier scored the winner in the 88th minute. Beardsley then left the field of play & then came back on as a sub for Cambridge at that point. Attendance: 1 502, Referee: Alan Young (Cambridgeshire).
NUFC: Jonathan Mitchell, Jamie Sterry, Lee Desmond (Sub- 56 Lewis Aird), Steven Logan (Sub- 63 Peter Beardsley)
(Sub- 88 Alex Gilliead), Kevin Mbabu, James Tavernier, Rolando Aarons, Jonathyn Quinn, Romain Amalfitano
(Sub- 83 Steven Logan), Alex Gilliead (Sub- 62 Tom Heardman), Bradon Miele.
CAMBRIDGE: Craig Ross (Sub- 46 Jonathan Hedge), Kevin Roberts (Sub- 82 Mitchell Hancock), Joe Anderson, Josh Coulson (Sub- 45 Rory McAuley), Tom Shaw, Andy Pugh (Sub- 89 Peter Beardsley), Rossi Jarvis, Liam Hughes (Sub- 65 Liam Hurst), Luke Berry (Sub- 45 James Brighton), Blaine Hudson (Sub- 45 Scott Garner), Curtis Haynes-Brown (Sub- 79 Bobby Joe Taylor). 
 
MAY 15th.2013, Away, CONSETT, Won 6(1) : 0(0), Commemorative Friendly Match (for the last ever Consett match at Belle Vue Park). Goal Scorers: BRAD INMAN (8 + 49), JAMES TAVERNIER (46, Pen), ROLANDO AARONS (53), JONATHYN QUINN (61), REMIE STREETE (88).
Consett brought to an end 63 years of history by playing their final ever game at their Belle Vue Park ground before it gets demolished. They entertained Peter Beardlsey & Willie Donnachie’s Newcastle Under 21’s. crowd of over 850.
Craig Robson featured for Consett, coming on as a sub at half time. Attenance: Over 750, Referee: David Webb (Stanley, Co. Durham).
NUFC: Jonathan Mitchell, Jamie Sterry, Macauley Gillesphey, Steven Logan (Sub- 50 Jonathyn quinn), James Tavernier (Capt), Ryan McKinnon (Sub- 45 Remie Streete), Rolando Aarons (Sub- 57 Greg Olley), Brandon Miele, Michael Richardson, Brad Inman (Sub- 57 Tom Heardman), Romain Amalfitano (Sub- 45 Alex Gilliead).
CONSETT: Peter Jameson, Michael Pearson (Sub- 45 Craig Robson), David Brown, Jack Stanger, Carl Piecha (Sub- 2nd Half Andrew Cuthbertson), Ian Davidson, Matthew Slocombe, Calvin Smith (Sub- 2nd Half Scott Canham), Aristote Guerin-Lokonga (Sub- 2nd Half Luke Sullivan), Steven Aiston (Sub- 2nd Half- Ryan King), Mark Eccles (Sub- 2nd Half- Kieran Martin).

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NEWCASTLE’S ACADEMY UNDER 18’s: COMPETITIVE MATCHES
 
AUG.18th.2012, TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR, Lost 0(0) : 4(2). Under 18’s Professional Development Academy League
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At Home At Little Benton. Goal Scorers- LASTE DOMBAXE (12), SHAQ COULTHIRST (32), KENNY McENVOY (48), DARREN McQUEEN (86). LIAM SMITH had a penalty saved in 58th minute.
Academy competitive debuts for FREDDIE WOODMAN, JAMES MORGAN, BEN DRENNAN, RYAN McKINNON, ADAM ARMSTRONG who all started & Subs. JAMES ATKINSON & DANIEL BARLASER.
NUFC: Freddie Woodman, James Morgan (Sub. 82 James Atkinson), Ben Drennan, Steve Logan (Sub. 72 Daniel Barlaser),Ryan McKinnon, Lee Desmond, Greg Olley, Liam Smith, Alex Gilliead, Adam Armstrong, (Sub. 68 Jonathyn Quinn), Estoban Cardona Lopez.
SPURS: Luke McGee, Alex McQueen, Sam Smith, Laste Dombaxe, Tom Gardiner (Sub. 74 Connor Ogilvie), Dominic Ball, Dominic McQueen, Ruben Lameires, Shaq Coulthirst, Harry Winks, Kenny McEvoy (Sub. 86 Victor Zapata).     
 
AUG.25th.2012, SOUTHAMPTON. Away. Lost 1(0) : 2(1). Professional Development Academy League.
Goal Scorers- ADAM
ARMSTRONG (72 mins), NUFC.  HARRISON REED (8 mins), RYAN SEAGER (55 mins)- Southampton.
NUFC: Jonathan Mitchell, James Morgan, Ryan McKinnon, Lee Desmond, Ben Drennan, Greg Olley, Steven Logan,
Adam Armstrong, Jonathyn Quinn, Estoban Cardona Lopez (Sub. 60 Daniel Barlaser), Alex Gilliead.
SOUTHAMPTON: Chris Johns, Jason McCarthy, Will Wood, Bevis Mugabi, Jordan Turnbull, Dominic Gape, Harrison Reed (Sub. 72 Jake Hesketh), Jake Flannigan (Sub. 72 Charlie Higgins), Gregory Ariyibi, Sam McQueen (Sub. 45 Omar Rowe), Ryan Seager.   
 
SEP.1ST.2012, STOKE CITY, Won 1(0) : 0(0). Professional Development Academy League, At Home.
Goal Scorer- DANIEL BARLASER (89 mins). There were Under 18 debuts for JAMIE STERRY & KYLE CAMERON.
NUFC: Jonathan Mitchell, Jamie Sterry (Sub. 67 Ben Drennan), Lee Desmond, Jonathyn Quinn, Ryan McKinnon, Kyle Cameron, Greg Olley, Steven Logan, Alex Gilliead, Adam Armstrong, Rolando Aarons (Sub. 45 Daniel Barlaser).
STOKE: Dale Eve, Ryan Shields, Sam Westley, (Sub. 90 Peter Makrillos), Kris Scott, Sam Coulson, Ryan O’Reilly, Jake Cook, James Alabi (Sub. 45 Edward Sanders), Jack Nardiello (Sub. 71 Marcel Barrington), Kieran Monlouis, Derice Richards. 
 
SEP.15th.2012, SUNDERLAND, Lost 2(1):4(3). Away at the Cleadon Training complex. Academy League.
Goal Scorers: GEORGE HONEYMAN (17), MARTIN SMITH (31) & MIKAEL MANDRON (40- Pen). Sunderland. ALEX GILLIEAD (35). LIAM SMITH, NUFC. also hit the post with a shot in the 35th minute. In the second half, Newcastle fought back after JONATHYN QUINN hit the post in the 57th minute. Then debutant sub. MACAULEY GILLSEPEY (82 mins) & Mikael Mandron.
NUFC: Jonathan Mitchell, Jamie Sterry, (Sub- 72 James Morgan), Curtis Booth, Jonathyn Quinn, Ryan McKinnon, Kyle Cameron, Estoban Cardona Lopez, Liam Smith, Alex Gilliead, Adam Armstrong, Greg Olley (Sub- 72 Macauley Gillespey).
SUNDERLAND: Johnny Maddison, Reece Noble, Johnny Burn, Lewis Gibbons, Glen Lane, Ethan Robson (Sub- 80 Tom Robson), Andrew Carwright (Sub- 77 Ross Holland), Carl Lawson, Mikael Mandron, Martin Smith, George Honeyman (Sub- 58 Lynden Gooch).  
 
SEP.22nd.2012. MANCHESTER UNITED, Lost 1(0) : 7(5). Academy League. JONATHYN QUINN hit the bar with an effort. Goal Scorer: ESTOBAN CARDONA LOPEZ (49), NUFC. JAMES Wilson (5 goals: 16, 31, 33, 35 + 61 mins), JAMES RUDGE (45), KENJI GORRE (73). (James Sterry had be listed on the team sheet to play, but did not feature).
NUFC: Freddie Woodman, Ryan McKinnon, Curtis Booth, Steven Logan (Sub- 33 Macauley Gillespey), Alex Kitchen,
Kyle Cameron, Alex Gilliead, Liam Smith, Jonathyn Quinn, Adam Armstrong, Estoban Cadona Lopez.
Manchester Utd: Pier Luigi Gollini, Callum Evans, Paddy McNair (Sub- Matthew Wilkinson), Liam Grimshaw, Luis Rowley, (Sub- 45 Joshua Harrop), Jack Rudge, Ben Pearson (Sub- 63 Kenji Gorre), James Weir, Mats Daehli, Andreas Periera, James Wilson.
 
OCT.6th.2012, ASTON VILLA, Won 2(0) :1(1). Academy Under 18’s League
Goal Scorers: JORDAN GRAHAM (34). KYLE CAMERON hit the bar with a header in first half. ALEX GILLIEAD (52 + 69). Henry Cowans found the net in the second half for Villa but it was ruled offside. Under 18’s debuts as subs: CALLUM ROBERTS & also  MECHACK KANDA (Trialist from Gateshead Under 18’s & Whickham- 2011-12 season).
NUFC: Freddie Woodman, Macauley Booth, Kyle Cameron, Steven Logan (capt), (Sub- 67 mins. Macauley Gillesphey), Ryan McKinnon, Alex Kitchen, Jonathyn Quinn, Liam Smith, Adam Armstrong, Callum Roberts (Sub- 59 mins. Mechack Kanda- Trialist).
ASTON VILLA: Craig Hill, Jordan Lyden, Lewis Bradley (Sub- 83 Oliver Stephenson), Malcolm Melun, Mason Watkinson-Clark, Kevin Toner, Daniek O’Brien (Sub- 78 Michael Nelson), Daniel Crowley, Jack Grealish, Charles Ward, Jordan Graham (Sub. 65 Daniel Williams).         
 
OCT.20th.2012, STOKE CITY, Won 3(2) : 2(2). Academy Under 18’s League. Scorers: CALLUM ROBERTS (35 seconds + 89 mins), JAMIE STERRY (34), Newcastle. DERICE RICHARDS (21), JAKE COOK (38). Making his debut in goal was; RYAN CRUMP. Crump has recently signed on loan from Liverpool. He has appeared for Scotland at both Under 16’s & 17’s level.
NUFC: Ryan Crump, Macauley Booth, Ryan McKinnon, Alex Kitchen, Kyle Cameron, Jamie Sterry, Steve Logan, Liam Smith, Daniel Barlaser (Sub- 78 Greg Olley), Jonathyn Quinn, Callum Roberts.
STOKE: Dale Eve, Jake Cook, Sam Coulson, Joseph Hulme, Curtis Strong, Eddy Lecrygne, Ryan Shields (Sub- 45 Peter Makrillos), Kieran Monlouis (Sub- 77 Callum Pilkington), Kris Scott, Jack Nardiello, Derice Richards (Sub- 81 Nathan Ricketts-Hopkinson).
 
OCT.27th.2012, SOUTHAMPTON, Lost 1(0) : 3(2), Under 18’s Academy League.
Scorers: RYAN SEAGER (30 + 45), CHARLES HIGGINS (67), Southampton. CALLUM ROBERTS (46).
NUFC: Jonathan Mitchell, Macauley Booth (Sub- 83 James Morgan), Kyle Cameron (Sub- 73 Lewis Aird), Steven Logan, Ryan McKinnon, Alex Kitchen, Jamie Sterry (Sub- 60 Daniel Barlaser), Jonathyn Quinn, Callum Roberts, Adam Armstrong, Greg Olley.
SOUTHAMPTON: Chris Johns, Tom Leggett, Bevis Mugabi, Jason McCarthy, Matt Targett, Dominic Gape, Sam McQueen (Sub- 36 mins Charles Higgins), Jake Flannigan, Harrison Reed (Sub- 61 Josh Simms), Omar Rowe (Sub- 70 Will Wood), Ryan Seager.
 
NOV.3rd.2012, Away to TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR, Lost 1(0):4(2), Under 18’s League. Scorers: KENNY McEVOY (19), ROMAN MICHAEL-PERCIL (26), Spurs; LEWIS AIRD (49) NUFC; WILL MILLER (62), LASTE DOMBAXE (86, Pen), Spurs. The later was a penalty which was given after Woodman brought down McEvoy in the box.
NUFC: Freddie Woodman, Jamie Sterry, Lee Desmond, (Sub- 69 Tom Heardman), Jonathyn Quinn, Ryan McKinnon, Kyle Cameron, Greg Olley, Alex Gilliead, (Sub- 72 James Morgan), Adam Armstrong, Mechack Kanda (Trialist) (Sub- 45 Lewis Aird), Macauley Booth.
SPURS: Luke McGee, Grant Ward, Thomas Gardiner, Connor Ogilivie, Samuel Smith, Filip Lesniak, Laste Dombaxe, Ruben Lameiras (Sub- 62 Victor Zapata-Caicedo), Roman Michael-Percil, Kenny McEvoy, William Miller.
 
NOV.10th.2012, Away, MANCHESTER UNITED, Lost 0(0) : 3(2), Under 18’s League. Goal Scorers: ANDREAS PEREIRA (8), JAMES WILSON (38), KENJI GORRE (82). Referee: Terry Ratcliffe (Stockport).
NUFC: Freddie Woodman, Macauley Booth, Lewis Aird, Ben Drennan (Sub- 73 Tom Heardman), Lee Desmond, Kyle Cameron, Daniel Barlaser (Sub- 69 Rolando Aarons), Alex Gilliead, Adam Armstrong, Steven Logan, Jonathyn Quinn.
MAN.UTD: Pierluigi Gollini, Donald Love, Matthew Wilkinson, Liam Grimshaw (Sub- 84 Declan Dalley), Luis Rowley, James Weir, Ben Pearson, Jack Rudge (Sub- 59 Kenji Gorre), Mats Daehli, Andreas Periera, James Wilson (Sub- 68 Sam Byrne).
 
NOV.17th.2012, Home, SUNDERLAND, Lost 1(1):6(4), Under 18’s League.
Scorers: LEWIS AIRD (8), NUFC
. GEORGE HONEYMAN (9), CALLUM HOPE (22), ROSS HOLLAND (26 + 88, Pen), MIKAEL MANDRON (28 + 58), Sunderland. Newcastle gave JACK FENTON his under 18’s debut as a sub. (Barlaser came on as a sub. having already featured for the clubs under 16;s in a 3:2 win over Sunderland).
NUFC: Freddie Woodman, Macauley Booth, Lewis Aird, Ben Drennan (Sub- 80 Jack Fenton), Alex Kitchen, Lee Desmond, Jamie Sterry (Sub- 65 James Morgan), Alex Gilliead, Tom Heardman (Sub 73 Daniel Barlaser), Adam Armstrong, Jonathyn Quinn.
SUNDERLAND: Joel Dixon, Reece Noble (Sub- 70 Liam Agnew), Glen Lane, Andrew Cartwright (Sub- 85 Thomas Robson), Johnny Burn, Jassem Sukar, Ross Holland, Martin Smith, Mikael Mandron, (Sub- 70 Lynden Gooch), George Honeyman, Callum Hope.
 
NOV.27th.2012, Away At Underhill Ground, Barnet FC, ARSENAL, Lost 0(0) : 3(2), FA Youth Cup 3rd Rd.
Goal Scorers: ANTHONY JEFFREY (22), HECTOR BELLERIN (43), CHUBA AKPOM (88). Prior to the second goal, Lubomir Satka cleared an effort by Hayden off the line. Attendance: 420. Referee: Lee Marshallsay (Borehamwood, Hertfordshire) 
NUFC: Freddie Woodman, Macauley Booth, Kyle Cameron (Sub 45- Tom Heardman), Steven Logan, Alex Kitchen, ‘Lubo’ Satka, Jonathyn Quinn, (Sub- 70 Rolando Aarons), Liam Smith, Alex Gilliead, Adam Armstrong, Lewis Aird.
ARSENAL: Deyan Iliev, Hector Bellerin, Zac Fagan, Isaac Hayden, Brandon Ormande-Otterwill, Alfred Mugabo, Jack Jebb, Kristoffer Olsson, Anthony Jeffrey (Sub- 86 Jordan Brown), Jon Toral, Chuba Akpom.
 
DEC.1st.2012, Away v ASTON VILLA, Draw 1(1) : 1(0), Academy League.
Goal Scorers: BRAD LEWIS (OG- 25), NUFC; UMIT EMINOGLU (91, Pen) A.VILLA. Tom Heardman hit the bar in the 22nd. minute. In the second half he also saw an effort hit the post.

The result brought an end to the first half the Under 18’s League Group programme, with Newcastle unfortunately completing their initial Academy Group 2 (Stage 1) fixtures; Bottom in 7th place. (P12, W3, D1, L8, F14, A37, Points- 10).

NUFC: Jonathan Mitchell, Jamie Sterry, Lewis Aird, Liam Smith (Sub. 81- Ben Drennan), Lee Desmond, Kyle Cameron, Jonathyn Quinn, Alex Gilliead, Tom Heardman, Adam Armstrong, Rolando Aarons (Sub- 58 Greg Olley).
A.VILLA: Full Line not known but the team line up included: Brad Lewis, Umit Eminoglu, Danny Crowley.
 
JAN.12th.2013 Home, MANCHESTER CITY, Won 3(2) : 2(1), Academy League.
Goal Scorers: GREG OLLEY (7), ADAM CAMPBELL (13), JONATHYN QUINN (89), NUFC
; BRENDAN BAKER (27 + 69), Man. City. On a sad note Remie Streete not long back from injury had to be replaced injured in the 23rd minute. The game against Adam Sadler’s Manchester City Under 18’s marked the academy debut of BRAD HOLLIDAY (City recorded the attendance for the game as about 50).
NUFC: Freddie Woodman, Steven Logan, Remie Streete (Sub- 23 Jamie Sterry), Lubo Satka, Greg Olley, Brad Holliday (Sub- 59 Tom Heardman), Adam Campbell, Alex Gilliead, Rolando Aarons (Sub- 72 Jonathyn Quinn).
MAN. CITY: Angus Gunn, Sadik El-Fitouri, Mathias Bossaerts, Tosin Adaribiayo, Vlad Marin, Louis Hutton (Sub- 65 Sam Jones), James Horsfield, Kean Bryan, Brandon Barker, Jack Byrne, Bersant Celina.    
 
FEB.2nd.2013, ARSENAL, Away at the London Cotney Training Ground. Premier Academy League Group Match.
Lost 0(0) : 1(1),
Goal Scorer: SERSE GNABRY (9).
NUFC: Freddie Woodman, Jamie Sterry (Sub- Curtis Booth), Lee Desmond, Alex Kitchen, Ryan McKinnon
(Sub- Macauley Gillesphey), Greg Olley, Brad Halliday, Steven Logan, Rolando Aarons, Adam Armstrong, Jonathyn Quinn
ARSENAL (Included): Josh Vickers (Injured 87 mins), Serse Gnabry, Austin Lipman 
 
MAR.2nd.2013, MANCHESTER CITY, Draw 1(1) : 1(0), Academy League, Away At Platt Lane. 
Goal Scorers:  JONATRHYN QUINN (17), NUFC
. JOSE ANGELINO TASENDE (66).
NUFC: Freddie Woodman, James Morgan, Macauley Gilhespey, Ryan McKinnon, Lee Desmond, Greg Olley,
Brad Halliday, Alex Gilliead, Rolando Aaarons (Sub- 65 Tom Heardman), Jonathyn Quinn, Adam Armstrong.
MANCHESTER CITY: Angus Gunn, James Horsfield, Nathaniel Oseni, Tosin Adarabiayo, Jose Angelino Tasende, Wato Kuate, Louis Hutton (capt) (Sub- 60 Bersant Celino), Kean Bryan, Jorge Intima, Joe Nuttall, Dominic McHale (Sub- 60 Jack Bryne).  
 
MAR.9th.2013, Home At Darsley Park, ASTON VILLA, Won 4(3) : 3(2), Academy League. Goal Scorers: ANDY HALL (1 + 33 mins), ADAM ARMSTRONG (31 + 73), NUFC. JERELL SELLARS (13, Pen, + 1st Half Pen), CALLUM ROBINSON (81). Adam Laidler came on as a sub. in the second half to make his debut at this level.
NUFC: Freddie Woodman, James Morgan, Lee Desmond, Ben Drennan, Ryan McKinnon, Macaulay Gilhesphey, (Sub- 61 Adam Laidler), Daniel Barlaser, Brad Halliday, Andy Hall, Adam Armstrong, Greg Olley.
A.VILLA: Brad Watkins, Jordan Lyden, Courtney Wildin, Henry Cowans, Joshua Webb, Lewis Kinsella, Daniel O’Brien (Sub- 58 Callum Robinson), Riccardo Calde (Sub- 81 Robin Dempsey) , Jerell Sellars, Alfie Crooks (Sub- 70 Tomas Zazrivec), Khalid Abdo.
 
MAR.16th.2013, Away at Brockhall Training Ground, BLACKBURN ROVERS, Lost 1(0) : 4(3), Academy League.
Goal Scorers:  SAM LAVELLE (7),  MODOU CHOM (12 + 14), IAN VICARS (79), Blackburn. ROLANDO AARONS (66). JAMIE COBAIN made his Under 18’s debut, coming on at half time for McKinnon.
NUFC: Freddie Woodman, Alex Kitchen, Ryan McKinnon (Sub- 45 Jamie Cobain), Macaulay Gillesphey, Lee Desmond (Sub- 75 Kyle Cameron), Greg Olley, Jonathyn Quinn, Brad Halliday, Rolando Aarons, Adam Armstrong, Andy Hall.
BLACKBURN: Included goalkeeper, David Raya; Sam Lavelle, Modou Chom & Ian Vicars. 
 
MAR.23rd.2013, Away, ASTON VILLA, Won 2:1, Academy League.
Goal Scorers: CALLUM ROBERTS, GREG OLLEY. NUFC
. CALLUM ROBINSON. Villa. In goal for Villa was ex academy trainee Aidan Grant. Referee: Mark Brookes (Coventry).
NUFC: Jonathan Mitchell, Jamie Sterry, Alex Kitchen, Macauley Gillesphey, Lee Desmond, Callum Roberts, Brad Halliday, Greg Olley, Rolando Aarons, Jonathyn Quinn, Andy Hall (Sub- 70 Daniel Barlaser).
A.VILLA: (Included) Aidan Grant, Liam Baternan, Courtney Wildin, Henry Cowans, Josh Webb (Capt), Kevin Toner, Danny O’Brien, Riccardo Calder, Thomas Strain, Alfie Crooks, Jack Grealish. Sub- Callum Robinson.
 
MAR.30th.2013, Home, NORWICH CITY, Lost 0(0) : 2(0). (In the first half, Ben Drennan conceded a penalty. However, it was a missed opportunity with Cameron McGeehan hitting the bar. Goal Scorers: CARLTON MORRIS (2nd Half), JAKE SIMPSON (88).    
NUFC: Freddie Woodman, Ben Drennan (Sub- 70 Lewis Aird), Alex Kitchen, Macaulay Gillesphey, Lee Desmond, Callum Roberts (Sub- 80 Andy Hall), Rolando Aarons, Brad Halliday, Steven Logan (Sub- 70 Alex Gilliead), Greg Olley, Jonathyn Quinn.
NORWICH: Included Carlton Morris, Josh Murphy, Jake Simpson, Cameron McGeeham.  
 
APR.10th.2013, Home at Little Benton, MIDDLESBROUGH, Lost 0(0) : 4(1). Academy League.
Goal Scorers: JORDAN JONES (6, pen, 43 + 47). ROBBIE TINKLER (76).
NUFC: Freddie Woodman, Jamie Sterry, Lee Desmond, Ben Drennan, Alex Kitchen (Sub- 45 Macauley Booth), Macauley Gillesphey, Greg Olley, Jonathyn Quinn (Sub- 21 Daniel Barlaser), Adam Armstrong, Callum Roberts, Rolando Aarons
(Sub- 45 Andy Hall).
BORO: Joseph Fryer, Jonathan Helm, Ross McNab, Priestly Griffiths (Sub- About 60 Joseph Wheatley, Kieran Weledji (capt), Jonny Burn, Kitching, Robbie Tinkler, James Warnett (Sub- About 60 Luke Armstrong), Jordan Jones (Sub- 48 Thomas McAloon), Junior Mondal.  
 
APR.20th.2013, Away at Rockcliffe Park, MIDDLESBROUGH, Won 1(1) : 0(0). Academy League.
Goal Scorer: TOM HEARDMAN (23). 
NUFC: Freddie woodman, Jamie Sterry, Ryan McKinnon, Macaulay Gilesphey, Macauley Booth, Greg Olley, Brad Halliday, Steven Logan, Adam Armstrong, Tom Heardman, Jonathyn Quinn (Sub- 75 Lewis Aird). 
MIDDLESBROUGH: (Included)  Joe Fryer (goalkeeper) Mark Kitching…    
 
APR.23rd.2013, Home, BLACKBURN ROVERS, Won 3(2) : 0(0), Academy League. Goal Scorers: GREG OLLEY (9), CALLUM ROBERTS (44), LIAM SMITH (62). Jordan Storey made his academy debut as a sub. in the 75th minute. 
NUFC: Freddie Woodman, Jamie Cobain, Kyle Cameron (Sub- 45 Liam Smith), Ben Drennan (Sub- 75 Jordan Storey,
Ryan McKinnon, Macaulay Gillesphey, Greg Olley, Brad Halliday, Adam Armstrong, Callum Roberts, Macauley Booth.
BLACKBURN: David Raya, Brice Wassi, Jack Doyle (capt), Yeray Torres, William Butterwick, Sam Lavelle, Jordan Anderson, Callum Harris, Luke Wall, Ian Vicars, Modov Cham (No Subs Used).
 
MAY 4th.2013, At Home at Little Benton, ARSENAL, Lost 4(1) : 5(2), Academy League. Goal Scorers:  TARUM DAWKINS (31), AUSTIN LIPMAN (38), ANTHONY JEFFREY (55 + 90), JACK JEBB (85), Arsenal. ADAM ARMSTRONG (43 + 89, Pen), BEN DRENNAN (53), CALLUM ROBERTS (71), NUFC.
NUFC: Freddie Woddman, Jamie Sterry, Macaulay Booth, Brad Halliday, Ryan McKinnon, Macauley Gillesphey,
Jonathyn Quinn (Sub- 45 Ben Drennan), Liam Smith (Sub- 65 Jamie Cobain), Callum Roberts, Adam Armstrong,
Greg Olley
.
ARSENAL: Vickers (goalkeeper) & included Tarum Dawkins, Austin Lipman, Anthony Jeffrey, Jack Jebb.
 
MAY 7th.2013, Away, NORWICH CITY, Won 6(4) : 0(0), Academy League.   Goal Scorers:  LIAM SMITH (12, 24 +51),
CALLUM ROBERTS (18, 38 + 72).
NUFC: Freddie Woodman, Jamie Sterry, (Sub- 50 James Morgan), Ryan McKinnon, Lee Desmond, Macauley Booth, Jonathyn Quinn, Greg Olley (Sub- 70 Jamie Cobain), Liam Smith, Adam Armstrong, Brad Halliday (Sub- 50 Ben Drennan), Callum Roberts.
 
NORWICH: Line up not known.

The result saw the academy side end the second half of their season, in their league group in 2nd Place.
Academy Under 18’s Group 2 (Stage 2- Jan To May 2013): P12, W6, D1, L5, F25, A23, Points- 19.  

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NEWCASTLE’S ACADEMY UNDER 18’s: FRIENDLY MATCHES
 
JUL.11th.2012 v GATESHEAD UNDER 19’s.Draw 3(1): 3(2).
(Away, Pre Season Friendly; Behind Closed Doors on 3G Pitch).
Goal Scorers: ‘LUBO’ SATKA (2 mins), ALEX GILLIEAD (2nd. Half), ADAM ARMSTRONG (2nd Half). Gateshead-  JACK LILLEY (30 mins), LEON WATSON (1st Half), DAN TAGGART (2nd. Half). FREDDIE WOODMAN saved a Penalty.
NUFC: (not in correct order):  FreddieWoodman, Greg Olley, Liam Henderson, Rolando Aarons, Liam Smith, Cardona Lopez, Alex Gilliead, JJ. Hooper ? (Lee Desmond), Lubo Satka, James Morgan, Tom Heardman.
Known Used Sub. Adam Armstrong
.
GATESHEAD: Ryan King, Jack Lilley, Dan Taggart, Leon Watson…
(Full Line Up Not Known).     
 
JUL.14th, 2012 v HARTLEPOOL UNITED (At Home), Draw 2(1) : 2 (0), Pre Season Friendly (Behind Closed Doors).
Goal Scorers: LIAM SMITH (13 mins), ROLANDO AARONS (68 mins), NUFC. Hartlepool- CONNOR HALPIN (70 + 85 min).
(Adam Armstrong & Estoban Cardona Lopez both hit the post).
NUFC: (not in correct order) were:  FreddieWoodman, (Sub. Aidan Grant 45), Greg Olley, Liam Henderson, Rolando Aarons, Liam Smith, Estoban Cardona Lopez, Alex Gilliead, JJ. Hooper ? (Lee Desmond), Lubo Satka, James Morgan, Tom Heardman. (Other Known Used Sub. Adam Armstrong)  
Hartlepool Team: Callum Dobson, Aaron Brown, Ryan Tuck, Josh Nearney (Sub. Keelan Nellis 45), Dan Jones, Lewis Turner, Brad Walker, Rhyss Harbottle, (Sub. Harbottle? 45), Thomas Mitchinson (Sub. Connor Halpin 45), Kerry Hedley, Lewis Green.
 
AUG.11th.2012, BLYTH SPARTANS, Won 3(1) : 2(2), (Behind Closed Doors) Pre Season Friendly (Played 30 mins each way, with additional 15 mins; At Home At Little Benton). Scorers: JONATHYN QUINN (28), DANIEL BARLASSER (Debut- 65), GREG OLLEY (74), Newcastle. ASH DAVIES (5), JORDON MELLISH (30), Blyth. BEN DRENNAN also made his under 18’s debut.
NUFC UNDER 18’s: Jonathan Mitchell, James Morgan, Ryan McKinnon, Lee Desmond, Ben Drennan, Rolando Aarons
(Sub. 2nd. Half- Greg Olley), Liam Smith, Steven Logan, Esteban Cardona Lopez (Sub. 2nd. Half- Daniel Barlasser), Jonathyn Quinn, Alex Gilliead.
BLYTH (known players): Conor Grant, Joe Kendrick, Wayne Buchanan, Tom Berji, Jordan Mellish, Ash Davies, Robbie Dale, Craig Farrell.
 
AUG.14th2012, CLYDE, Won 3(3) : 1(0). Pre Season Friendly. At Home At Darlsey Park. Scorers- ROLANDO AARONS (4, Pen), LIAM SMITH (32, Pen), ALEX GILLIEAD (33). SEAN DOCHERTY (48)- Clyde. The new name in Newcastle’s line up is trialist RICHARD DANQUAH making his under 18’s friendly debut.
NUFC: Freddie Woodman, James Morgan, Ben Drennan, Ryan McKinnon, Lee Desmond, Rolando Aarons, Richard Danquah, Liam Smith, Greg Olley, Jonathyn Quinn, Alex Gilliead. (Sub. Used- Daniel Barlaser).
CLYDE (Included): Sean Doherty.  
 
AUG.28th.2012, MONKSEATON ACADEMY, Won 7(4) : 0(0). Behind Closed Doors Friendly. Scorers- ALEX GILLIEAD (10 + 14 mins), DANIEL BARLASER (30 mins), ESTOBAN CARDONA LOPEZ (40 mins), CALLUM ROBERTS (50), JONATHYN QUINN
(60
mins), ADAM ARMSTRONG (70 mins). Unfortunately neither of the sides full team line ups are known.    
 
FEB.12th.2013, AC MILAN, Lost 1(0) : 2(1). Viareggio Cup of the Coppa Carnevale Tournament Group 9 Match 1; at San Giuliano Ferme, Lucca, Italy. Goal Scorers: BRYAN CRISTANTE (8), ALEX PEDONE (77), AC. JONATHYN QUINN (90)
NUFC: Jak Alnwick, Alex Nicholson (Sub- 41 Alex Kitchen), Remi Streete (Sub- 78 Ryan McKinnon), ‘Lubo’ Staka, Lee Desmond, Steven Logan, Brandon Miele, Greg Olley (Sub- 61 Jamie Sterry), Jonathyn Quinn, Rolando Aarons, Tom Heardman (Sub- 90 Macauley Booth).
MILAN: Davide Narduzzo, Hope, Davide Pacifico, Ivan Rondanini, Krisztian Tamas, Stick (Sub- 61 Alex Pendone), Bryan Cristante, Marco Bortoli, Ezekiel Isoken Henty (Sub- 73 Johad Ferretti), Simone Andrea Ganz (Sub- 64 Andrea Petagna), Spannish (Sub- 56 Philipp Prosenik). 
 
FEB.14th.2013, CONGO UNDER 17’s, Won 2:1, Viareggio Cup of the Coppa Carnevale Tournament, Group 9 Match 2.
Goal Scorers: ALEX GILLIEAD (75), GREG OLLEY (90), NUFC
. ANDZOUANA (86), Congo. 
Referee: Filippo Cipriani (Empoli).
NUFC: Jak Alnwick, Alex Nicholson (Sub- 57 Jamie Sterry), Remi Streete (Sub-52 Alex Kitchen), ‘Lubo’ Satka, Lee Desmond, Alex Gilliead, Steven Logan (Sub- 65 Macauley Booth), Brandon Miele, Rolando Aarons (Sub- 45 Tom Heardman), Adam Campbell (Sub- 57 Greg Olley), Jonathyn Quinn. 
CONGO: Okombi, Mohendiki (Sub- 63 Bidimbou), Antoni Mavoungou, Issambet Gassama (Sub- 86 Ibara Doniama), Binguila, Banzouzi-Youlou, Mabiala, Kimfoula-Gantsui (Sub- 53 Kibila), Andzouana, Ndzila, Obassi Ngatsongo.
 
FEB.16th.2013, EMPOLI, Won 3(2) : 2(1), Viareggio Cup of the Coppa Carnevale Tournament Group 9 Match 3. Goal Scorers; BRANDON MIELE (2), JONATHYN QUINN (31), MACAULAY BOOTH (67), NUFC. BACHINI (24), ROVINI (65), Empoli. Referee: Montanari (Ancona, Italy).
NUFC: Jak Alnwick, Alex Nicholson (Sub- 74 Greg Olley), Lee Desmond, Steven Logan, Remi Streete (Sub- 45 Alex Kitchen) (Sub- 53 Macauley Booth), ‘Lubo’ Satka, Brandon Miele, Jonathyn Quinn, Rolando Aarons, Adam Campbell,
Alex Gilliead (Sub- 45 Jamie Sterry).
EMPOLI: Ricci, Zavatto (Sub- 60 Silvestri), Konate, Bachini, Risaliti (Sub- 67 Agriugli), Gargiulo, Thiango (Sub- 45 Himcinschi),
Bercini (Sub- 55 Sacca), Rovini, Tempesti, Frugili (Sub- 87 Angeli).     
The Group 9 Final Table read..1st. AC MILAN, P3, W2, D1, L1 G.Dif +2, Points- 7.
2nd NUFC, P3, W2, D0, L1, F6, A5, Points- 6.
    

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NEWCASTLE’S ACADEMY UNDER 17’s: TOURNAMENT MATCHES
 
JUL.21st.2012, COUNTY FERMANAGH, Won 4(1) : 0(0). Northern Ireland Under 17’s Milk Cup- Match 1.
Scorers: GREGG OLLEY (10 + 53 mins), ADAM CAMPBELL (50 + About 80 mins).

Venue: Ferney Park, Ballinmallard. Attendance: Approximately 350. Referee:
NUFC: Freddie Woodman, Ryan McKinnon, Alex Kitchen (Sub. Macauley Booth 60), Lubo Satka, Lee Desmond,
Rolando Aarons (Sub. Estoban Cardona Lopez 60), Greg Olley (*Debut- Sub. Jamie Sterry 65), Adam Armstrong
(*Debut- Sub. Jordan Storey), Liam Smith, Adam Campbell, Alex Gilliead (Sub. Jonathan Quinn 50).  
COUNTY FERMANAGH: (Team not known).
 
JUL.23rd.2012, PACHUCA (Mexico), Won 6:0, Northern Ireland Milk Cup- Under 17’s Match 2.
Scorers: ADAM CAMPBELL (2),
ALEX GILLIEAD, GREGG OLLEY, ROLANDO AARONS, RYAN McKINNON
Venue: The Showgrounds, Ballymena. Attendance: Over 200. Referee: ?
NUFC: Freddie Woodman (Sub- 55 Aidan Grant), Ryan McKinnon, Alex Kitchen (Sub- 40 Jamie Sterry), ‘Lubo’ Satka, Macauley Booth, Rolando Aaarons, Greg Olley (Sub- 60 James Morgan), Adam Armstrong, Liam Smith
(Sub- 50 Jonathyn Quinn), Adam Campbell, Alex Gilliead (Sub- 50 Estoban Cardona Lopez).     
PACHUCA: (Team not known).
 
JUL.24th.2012. CSKA MOSCOW, Won 3(0) : 1(0). Northern Ireland Milk Cup- Under 17’s Match 3.
Scorers: ADAM CAMPBELL (2), LIAM SMITH, Newcastle.
DENIS MASYUTIN (1st Half), CSKA.
Riada Stadium, Ballymoney. Attendance: About 300.
NUFC: Freddy Woodman, (Sub. Aidan Grant 55), Ryan McKinnon, Alex Kitchen (Sub. Jamie Sterry 40), Lubo Satka, Macauley Booth, Rolando Aarons, Greg Olley (Sub. James Morgan 60), Adam Armstrong, Liam Smith (Sub. Jonathyn Quinn 50), Adam Campbell, Alex Gilliead (Sub. Estaban Cardona Lopez 50).  
(Possibly incorrect as details are the same as Pachuca)
CSKA: (Line Up Not Known)
 
JUL.25th.2012, BOLTON WANDERERS, Won 2(2) : 0(0). Northern Ireland Milk Cup Under 17’s Semi Final.
Scorers: ADAM CAMPBELL (Pen 1st Half), ROLANDO AARONS
. At the Riada Stadium, Ballymoney. Attendance: Over 300
NUFC: Freddy Woodman, Ryan McKinnon, Alex Kitchen, Lubo Satka, Lee Desmond, Rolando Aarons, Greg Olley,
Adam Armstrong, Liam Smith, Adam Campbell, Alex Gilliead
(No Subs Were Used).  
BOLTON: (Team Line Up Not Known).
 
JULY 26th.2012, DESPORTIVO BRAZIL, Lost 0:3, Northern Ireland Milk Cup Under 17’s Final.
Scorers: BRUNO CONCEICAO (44 mins), AGUILAR OLIVEIRA (60 mins), CAIO RAMALHO (89 mins).
Attendance:? Venue: The Showgrounds, Ballymena. 
NUFC: Freddie Woodman, Lee Desmond, Lubo Satka, Ryan McKinnon, Alex Kitchen, (Sub. Jamie Sterry 61),
Greg Olley (Sub Estonban Cardona Lopez 57), Liam Smith, Adam Campbell, Rolando Aarons, Adam Armstrong,
Alex Gilliead.
DESPORTIVO: Yan Oliveira, Arthur Bonaldo, Bruno Conceicao, Aguilar Oliveira, Caio Ramalho (Full Team Line Up Not Known).
(Player of the Tournament- Adam Campbell- 6 Goals).

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OCT.13th.2012, Newcastle’s Under 16’s 11 A-Side FA. Under 16’s Tournament at their HQ.
(Coach- Liam Bramley)
Day 1, Match 1- CHELSEA, Lost 1:0.
Day 1, Match 2- BLACKBURN ROVERS, Lost 0:1.
Day 1, Match 3- ASTON VILLA, Won 4:1.
Scorers: ADAM ARMSTRONG (3 Goals), JACK ELLIOTT.
 
OCT.14th.2012, Newcastle Under 16’s FA. Under 16’s Tournament at their HQ.
Day 2, Play Off Match- SOUTHAMPTON, Won 1:0.
Scorer: ADAM ARMSTRONG.
Day 2, Friendly Match- ARSENAL, Draw 1:1, Scorer: DANIEL BARLASER. 
LEWIS AIRD Played.
 
CITIBANK HONG KONG SOCCER SEVEN’s (7-A-SIDE) JUNIOR (UNDER 21’s) TOURNAMENT.
 
MAY 25th.2013, (DAY 1)- GROUP B :-
 
Match 1- v HONG KONG FC CAPTAIN’S SELECT. Won 2:0, Goal Scorers: Sammy Ameobi, Michael Richardson.
NUFC: Jak Alnwick, James Tavernier, Paul Dummett, Michael Richardson (Sub- Steven Logan), Conor Newton (Sub- Remie Streete), Brad Inman, Sammy Ameobi (Sub- Rolando Aarons).
HONG KONG FC: (Team Chosen From Squad): Issey Maholo, Max Poon, Allan Fraser, Michael Hampshire, Axel Rydberg, James Beacher, Tomas Halder, Matthew Hoare, Evan Tich, John Casey. 
 
Match 2- v HONG KONG SOUTHERN DISTRICT, Won 5:0.
Goal Scorers: Brad Inman, Michael Richardson (2), Sammy Ameobi (2)
NUFC: Jak Alnwick, James Tavernier, Paul Dummett (Sub- Remie Streete), Conor Newton, Brad Inman, Michael Richardson (Sub- Steven Logan), Sammy Ameobi (Sub- Rolando Aarons).
HONG KONG SOUTHERN DISTRICT: (Team Chosen From Squad): Lee Yang Xuan, Paul Ngue, Ha Shing Chi, Tsang Tsz Hin, To Wai Lok, Chung Hon Chee, Kwok Ting Him, Ng Siu Fai, Philip To, Lee Sze Ho. 
 
Match 3 v LEICESTER CITY, Won 2:0. Goal Scorers: Brad Inman, James Tavernier.  
NUFC: Jak Alnwick, James Tavernier (Sub- Steven Logan), Paul Dummett, Michael Richardson, Conor Newton, Brad Inman (Sub- Rolando Aarons), Sammy Ameobi (Sub- Remie Streete).
LEICESTER CITY: (Team Chosen From Squad): Adam Smith, Alie Sesay, George Taft, Jak McCourt, Jamie Anton, Robert Paratore, Michael Cain, Harry Panayioutou, Jacob Blyth, Tom Hopper.   
 
Group B; P3, W3, F9, A0, Points: 9. Position- 1st.
 
MAY 26th.2013 (Day 2- Knock Out Stage).
 
Day Two of the Citibank Hong Kong Soccer 7’s Tournament
,
saw Newcastle Under 21’s win through to the final with following results:
 
Quarter Final: CITIZEN FC, Won 2:0. Goal Scorers; Conor Newton, James Tavernier
NUFC: (Team Chosen From Squad): Jak Alnwick, James Tavernier, Paul Dummett, Steven Logan, Remie Streete,
Michael Richardson, Conor Newton, Sammy Ameobi, Brad Inman, Rolando Aarons.
CITIZEN: (Team Chosen From Squad): Wong Yiu Fu, Sham Kwok Fai, So Loi Keung, Claudio Da Silva Gustavo, Lau Tak Yan, Sham Kwok Keung, Young Ho Wang, Chan Hin Kwong, Chiu Chun Kit, Tse Tak Him. 
 
Semi Final: GLASGOW RANGERS: Won 3:2 (AET): Goal Scorers: Sammy Ameobi (2), Michael Richardson (NUFC).
Robbie Crawford, Jamie Burrows (Rangers).  Referee: Phil Dowd.
NUFC: Jak Alnwick, James Tavernier, Paul Dummett, Michael Richardson, Conor Newton, Brad Inman, Sammy Ameobi. 
G.RANGERS: Liam Kelly, Kyle McAusland, Tom Walsh, Jamie Burrows, Robbie Crawford, (Squad Subs- Not known if played-
Andrew Murdoch, Charlie Telfer, Luca Gasparotto, Calum Gallagher, Fraser Aird).  
 
Final: LEICESTER CITY, Lost 0:2. Goal Scorers: Michael Cain, Harry Panay
NUFC: Jak Alnwick, James Tavernier, Paul Dummett, Michael Richardson, Conor Newton, Brad Inman
(Sub- Rolando Aarons), Sammy Ameobi. 
LEICESTER: (Players included) Adam Smith, Jak McCourt, Thomas Hopper, Michael Cain, Harry Panay, George Taft.

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MISCELLANOUS EX PLAYER XI APPEARANCES
 
JUL.8th.2012, CHRIS WADDLE’S XI v CLOWNE OLD BOYS XI,
Score Not Known. Lee Marklew Charity Match (At Chesterfield).
 
AUG.26th.2012, CHRIS WADDLE’S XI v MATT HOLMES XI,
Score Not Known. Western Park Hospital Cancer Charity Match (At Sheffield?)
(WADDLE XI Line Up Included- JOHN BERESFORD & KEVIN SCOTT)     
 
 




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