SJP REVIEW:  2018-19 SEASON
JUN.8th.; JUN.9th. & JUN.10th 2018,
St. James Park Hosted ED SHEERAN in Concer
t for 3 nights of his
'Divide World Tour' Supporting him were ANNE-MARIE & also JAMIE
LAWSON. The reported total attendance over the three days was about 150 000. 

SEP.21st 2018; ICT for Education's national conference programme visits NEWCASTLE on Friday

held at St James' Park (Newcastle United Football Club).The conference ran from 7.45am to 2.15pm.  Attendance was FREE

SEP.24th 2018; 1st Fans Forum of the season at SJP. In the Magpie Suite. (Originally
planned for Late August, But cancelled)
CLUB REPS; LEE CHARNLEY (MD), NICOLE ATKIN (Head of Bus. Dev), KATE
BRADLEY (Head of Foundation), EDDIE RUTHERFORD (Head of Facilities),
STEVE STOREY (Head of Safety & Security), STEPHEN TICKLE (Ticket
Op. Manager) FORUM SUPPORTERS; GARETH BEARD, MARK BETHAM, ALAN CLARK,
STEVE COLE, CRAIG ENGLISH, ALEX HURST, STEVE HASTIE, JON LANE, PHIL
LEE, JILL MORRIS, LYNNE PARMLEY, MARTIN TYRRELL, STEVE WALLWORK, KRIS
WOODS (Apologies; Peter Fanning, Lee Marshall, Sharon Ravenhall, Bryn Tennant).
Discussion points/highlights- The summer transfer business was concluded as
having made the squad stronger. Other player targets not achieved and
some were stated as beyond the clubs 'means'. Much debate followed,
which led into whether there were targets for the January window. The
non commital answer was that discussions with themanager are
on-going. Finally, the question of profit made from the recent window
was stated as not an intentional aim & more discussion around
money followed... & concluded that the club very much supported
the manager and it was stated that they very much want Rafa to stay
beyond his current contract. There was little talk around the
improving of the training facilities, but it is not a priority. The
also appeared an intent to bring more players through the academy
system. After briefly discussing media relations, including those
locally; next on the 'agenda' was the question is the club for sale
still?. The answer was YES, with THE owner wanting a 'fair price'.
The issues of fixture rescheduling and its frustrations for fans and
then the stadiums wifi, recent connectivity. Briefly the lateness of
some sedason ticket holdfers and the cost of calls on the cubs number
were also answered. Then the issue of sports direct running the club
store, which was explained as significantly reducing overheads.
Further clarification of figures was requested .No update was
available on the HMRC Investigation. The road closure pre match
scheme was noted as postive for safety, while loooking at community
relations and ofer was made for forum members to attend a foundation
event & there was also acknowledgement of the good support from
the club and fans for the food bank. The meeting closed soon after.

OCT.6th 2018, The North East Memorial Project held a Centenary Aniversary of
the Great War Memorial Service, with Bob Moncur
, club historian Paul
Joannou, Mayor of Newcastle David Down, Mayor of Gateshead Jill Green
and decendants of the aWestern Front centres of Ypres, Arras &
Somme . The service was held at the memorial plaque to the those 23 players that died in WWI.
OCT.13th 2018, Sir John Hall & the orginal 'Magpie Group' did
a Talk in at the Nine Bar
in aid of Newcastle's Food Bank raising
over £250. Members of the current newly formed magie group were also
in attendance facilitating further discussion on the clubs current precarious situation under the current owner.
OCT.19th 2018, The Nine Bar held a Talk In with the 'Makem Slayer' Kevin Nolan
OCT.25th 2018, The Nine Bar Frank Clark T
alk & launch of autobiography with former players Bob Moncur, Pop
Robson, David Craig and Malcolm Macdonald.

NOV.6th 2018, NUFC Foundation 10th Anniversary Gala Dinner which raised over £60 000. Hosted by Gabby
Logan, among those doing presenations were Bob Moncur, Steve Harper,
Shola Ameobi, Rafa & coaching staff; with ex player Rob Lee also
spotted. Both Frank Clark & Andy Cole were inducted into theclubs
Hall of Fame. Among the current squad present were; Lasceles, Perez,
Atsu, Dubravka & Sean Longstaff. Awards given include 'young
learner' & 'young leader', disabled player of the year & the
Alder Sweeney Award which was given to the foodbanks Steve Hastie & Bill Corcoran.

NOV.10th 2018, Prior to Bournemouth Premier League match, a
new War Memorial was unveiled by
club ambassador Bob Moncur outside
the Barrack Road entrance of the Milburn Stand of SJP. The
centrepiece is the original 1920 memorial to those players and
officials killed during World War I, mounted alongside panels listing
all the namers of those that died in both WWI & WWII.   
NOV.17th. & 18th 2018, St. James Park Festive Fayre. Indoor Xmas
Fayre
with an 'a variety of local traders, handycrafts, decorations and festive food & drink'.

DEC.3rd 2018. The of the sale of the Club & St. James Park is back on the
agenda, with club owner Mike Ashley s
peaking on Sky News to Ian King,
He confirmed that he is in talks to sell Newcastle United in a deal
he is hopeful will go through before the January transfer window if
possible.He described the talks as “not yet at an "exclusive"
stage but that they were at a more progressed stage than they have ever been".

JAN.29th 2019; It was announced that SJP would Host the Opening Ceremony of the 2021
Rugby League World Cu
p and host some matches in Octrober 2021.

MAR.23rd 2019; ST. JAMES PARK Hosted Rugby Union side NEWCASTLE
FALCONS defeat SALE SHARKS 22 (6); 17(10), after traling at half time; in the Gallagher Rugby Premiership.

Scorers; Tries; TOBY FLOOD (42), Conversions; SANATANE TAKULUA (43),
Penalities; SANATANE TAKULUA (16,. 31, 48, 55, 63), Falcons. DENNY
SOLOMONA (5), BYRON McGUIGAN (76), Conversions; FAF DE KLERK (6, 77),
Penalities; FAF DE KLERK (14), Sharks. The attendance was 27 284 & the referee was Craig Maxwell-Keys from Cheltenham
NEWCASTLE FALCONS; Simon Hammersley; Vereniki Goneva,
Chris Harris, Josh Matavesi, Sinoti Sinoti; Toby Flood, Sonatane
Takulua; Sam Lockwood, George McGuigan, Lagovi'i Mulipola, Calum
Green, Andrew Davidson, Mark Wilson (capt), John Hardie, Gary Graham
0r Nemani Nagusa. Replacements: Kyle
Cooper, Adam Brocklebank, DavidWilson, Evan Olmstead, Sam Stuart, Bret Connon, Johnny Williams. Sin Bin: Lagovi'i Mulipola (19).
SALE; Luke James; Denny Solomona, James O'Connor, Rohan Janse van Rensburg,
Byron McGuigan; Sam James, Faf de Klerk; Ross Harrison, Rob Webber,
Will-Griff John, Joshua Beaumont, James Phillips, Tom Curry, Ben
Curry, Jono Ross (capt). Replacements: Curtis Langdon,
Tom Bristow, Joe Jones, Bryn Evans, Cameron Neild, Gus Warr, Cameron Redpath, Aaron Reed. Sin Bin;- Ben Curry (42).

APR.9th 2019, Northumberland Senior Cup Final at SJP. The result was MORPETH TOWN 2(1) : NORTH SHIELDS 1(0), AET.
Scorers; LIAM HENDERSON (41), JACK FOALLE (111), Morpeth. CRAIG
SPOONER (72), N.Shields. 
Attendance; 2247, Referee; David Pill from Northumberland. 

MORPETH; Dan Lowson, Stephen Forster, Michael Turner, Ben Sayer, Jeff Henderson,
Chris Reid (SUB- 83 Jordan Fry), David Carson, Sam Hodgson (SUB- 70
Thomas Potter), Liam Henderson (SUB- 90 Jack Foalle), Wayne Phillips (capt), Joe Walton. 

 NORTH SHIELDS; Michael Robinson, Jack Donnison, Chris McDonald, David Hall
(SUB- 68 Gary Ormston), Josh Nearney, Kevin Hughes, Craig Spooner,
Adam Forster, Gary Day, Ryan Carr (SUB- 35 Callum Johnston), Paul Robinson (SUB- 61 Sean McRoberts).

APR.17th The Annual Junior Magpies 'Meet the Players' took place in the 1892 Bar.
APR.18th The club released their financial figures for 2018;

showing a big increase in their fortunes. A Total turn over of 178.5m
(including media live 126.4m), Operational Profit 17.6m (Profit after
Tax (18.6m). Transfer Budget Balance Brought Forward +£11m re Loan
144m outstanding. Average Home Attendance up to 51 992.

MAY 10th 2019
SJP Hoated the European Rugby Union Challenge Cup Final. CLERMONT AUVERGNE v STADE ROCHELAIS
(LA ROCHELLE) 36 (13) ; 16 (6). S
CORERS; Clermont – Tries: Penaud (3), Lee (59), Fofana (71). Conversions: Laidlaw
((31, 60, 72). Penalties: Parra (13), Laidlaw (23, 52, 57 & 80). La Rochelle – Try: Atonio (65). Conversion: West
(65). Pens: West (25, 35 & 48). Attendance; 28 438, Referee; Wayne Barnes (Gloucester, now London)
CLERMONT: isaiah Toeava (SUB- 68 Tim Nanai-Williams), Damian Penaud, George Moala
(SUB- 77 Apisai Naqaleva), Wesley Fofana, Alivereti Raka, Camille Lopez, Morgan Parra (capt- SUB- 17 Greig Laidlaw),. Fritz Lee,
Alexandre Lapandry (Sub – 65 Arthur Iiturria), Sebastian Vahaamahina, Sitaleki Timani, Rabah Slimani (Sub- 62 David
Zirahashvili),, Benjamin Kayser (SUB- 62 John Ulugia, Etienne Falgoux (SUB- 67 Beka Kakabadze)
ROCHELAIS; Vincent Rattez, Arthur Retiere, Geiffrey Doumayrou, Pierre Aguillon
(SUB- 54 Levanti Botia), Marc Andreu (SUB- 54 Jeremy Sinzelle), Ihaia West, Tawera Kerr Barlow (SUB- 67 Alexi Bales), Dany Priso (SUB- 67 Vincent Pelo, Jean-Charles Orioli (SUB- 61 Pierre Bourgarit), Unini
Antonio (SUB- 65 Arthur Joly), Romain Sazy (capt), Mathieu Tanguy
(SUB- 61 Thomas Jolmes), Wiaan Liebenberg (SUB- 62 Zeno Kieft), Kevin Gourdon, Gregory Alldritt.

MAY 11th; The Heineken RUGBY UNION EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS CUP FINAL took place at
SJP. LEINSTER v SARACENS. The Score was 10 (10) ; 20 (10).
Scorers; Try; Furlong (32), Conversion;
Sexton (34), Penalty Sexton (4)- Leinster. Tries; Maitland (40), Billy Vunipola (67), Conversions; Farrell (40 & 68) , Penalties;
Farrel (39 & 60)- Saracens . Attendance; 51 930 Referee; Jerome Garces (Pau, France).
LEINSTER: Rob Kearney; Jordan Larmour, Garry Ringrose, Robbie Henshaw, James Lowe;
Johnny Sexton (capt), Luke McGrath; Cian Healy (SUB- 62 Jack
McGrath), Sean Cronin (SUB- 51 James Tracey), Tadhg Furlong (SUB- 70
Michael Bent); Devin Toner (SUB- 74 Max Deegan), James Ryan; Scott Fardy, Sean O’Brien (SUB- 62 Rhys Ruddock), Jack Conan.
SARACENS: Alex Goode; Sean Maitland, Alex Lozowski, Brad Barritt (capt), Liam
Williams; Owen Farrell, Ben Spencer (SUB- 56 Richard Wigglesworth);
Mako Vunipola, Jamie George, Titi Lamositele (SUB- 29 Richard Barrington; Will Skelton (Sub- 62 Nick Isiekwe), George Kruis; Maro
Itoje, Jackson Wray, Billy Vunipola (SUB- 74 Schalk Burger)

MAY 23rd . SJP hosted its final action of the season; the Northumberland Minor Cup Final between Blyth Town
& Cullercoats, with the former winning 1(0) : 0(0). 
The goal scorer was Adam Johnson on 67 (assisted from Andrews). 

Attendance; 764, Referee; ?
BLYTH T: Scott Earle, Gibson, Sawyer, John Iveson (SUB- 74 Gibson),
Hayton,Gillesphey (SUB- 62 Ridley), Scott Pocklington, Wotherspoon,
Connor or Mark Andrews (SUB- 89 David Brown), Ditchburn, Johnson
CULLERCOATS;
Daniel Gladstone, Tom Wilson, Stephenson, Miley (SUB- 82 Elliot
Mitchell), Paterson, Foster, Nugent Doyle, Blake, Laws, Christopher
Connor (SUB- 74 John Watson), Richard Smith (SUB- 58 Hindmarsh) 

MAY 30th
Speculation began to turn into a real possibliity; as the sale of the club by
Mike Askley to Sheokh Khaled became more likely
. The Bin
Zayed Group issued a statement indicating that the purchase of NUFC
by them was now at the Premier League's 'Fit and Proper Test stage.
So far there has been no official comment by the club.









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