15/05/05 NUFC 1 Chelsea 1: NUFC held our own for most of the match. Wearing the new home kit, we went ahead on 33mins as Bramble forced Geremi to concede an own goal. Chelsea then scored from the spot after a Babayaro foul, & Kluivert went close late on, but the points were shared & we equal our lowest ever EPL points tally of 44, & finish our lowest at 14th. The players applauded the St James' crowd at the end. It's good riddance to that season, bring on the summer & major changes for next season. Keep the faith, one more year for Shearer. Howay-the-Lads.

 

07/05/05 Everton 2 NUFC 0 After a match in which he & Ameobi started up front, Kluivert confirmed he is leaving for Spanish football next season. Meanwhile Ameobi was sent off as we conceded from Weir & then Cahill. Shearer joined the frey for the final minutes but was unable to pose a threat to the Toffees. So we finish the season in the bottom-half of the premiership. Next up Chelsea, then hopefully a summer of rebuilding which could be Souness & Fred's last chance.

 

04/05/05 Fulham 1 NUFC 3: Goals from Ambrose, Kluivert & Ameobi gave us our first Premiership away win since Nov '94. Ambrose pounced to score after Milner had nodded down an N'Zogbia cross from the left wing. N'Zogbia then set up Kluivert to head a 2nd, before Ameobi pounced from close range to secure the win. NUFC are now 12th on 43 points with 2 games (Everton & Chelsea) to play, whilst we seek to avoid our lowest EPL finish to date (previously 13th with 44 points).

 

30/04/05 NUFC 0 Crystal Palace 0: Newcastle dominated the game but could not get past Gabor Kiraly, with Alan Shearer twice shooting straight at the Palace keeper in the first half, whilst the visitors failed to create a single clear-cut chance. The result extends NUFC's run of league games without a victory to seven, and leaves Shearer without a Premiership goal in 10. NUFC are on 40 points. Next up: Fulham live on ESPN Thursday 2.30am..

 

27/04/05 NUFC 0 Boro 0 The Toon, playing our 8th game in 25 days, had the better of a turgid first half but had only James Milner's volley at Brad Jones to show for it. We could have won it when Jones parried away Milner's drive and Charles N'Zogbia blasted over, but a single point ended our run of 5 straight defeats and helped secure our Premiership status for next season. Intertoto? Unlikely. Bring on the summer rebuilding.

 

24/04/05 MUFC 2 NUFC 1: We took a surprise 1st-half lead when Ambrose pounced on Howard's poor clearance to dribble through and fire home. Starts for Ramage at rightback, Carr & Ambrose in the middle with N'Zogbia, Milner & Ameobi, looked promising & NUFC put in a hearty performance. Then came a Rooney wonder-goal & Brown then out-jumped Shola to deny us any points. None the less, NUFC displayed more passion & fight than 7 days earlier.

 

20/04/05 Norwich 2 NUFC 1 The home side were heading for victory after a unstoppable wonder-goal, before Patrick Kluivert equalised on 89 minutes. Four minutes of injury time then ensued and there was more drama when Ashton headed home a cross to force a last-gasp defeat for NUFC.

 

17/04/05 NUFC 1 MUFC 4: We lost, they won. The Toon fans did us proud at the Millenium Stadium, but none on the pitch did. Shola Ameobi grabbed our concelation goal and our only cheer of the night. Thankfully Big Al has one more year, but certain others who wore the NUFC shirt today may not have.

 

14/04/05 Sporting 4 NUFC 1 We're out of the Uefa Cup after Sporting Lisbon win the Quarter-Finals 4-2 on aggregate. Kieron Dyer put us ahead on 20mins, slotting between Ricardo's legs to give us a 2-0 lead on aggregate. Dyer, Bramble & Jenas all then succumbed to injuries, but despite conceding two (2-2 aggregate) with 20mins to go NUFC were still in pole position due to our away goal. Lisbon then put two past Shay Given as our defence was exposed yet again whilst NUFC passed up chances at the other end. Robert wasn't even on the bench after his earlier outbust. BRING-ON-MANU.

 

12/04/05 NUFC's new home shirt 2005/07 officially revealed: Earlier Adidas previews prove correct as the new NUFC home shirt for seasons 2005 to 2007 is officially revealed. The shirt is available for pre-order from the Official NUFC website. No news on when the shirt will be available in Singapore as yet. We will try to do a deal with a local retailer, so watch this space!

 

10/04/05 Spurs 1 NUFC 0 Steve Harper gifted Spurs a 1st half goal after he fluffed a clearance. A similar howler from the Spurs keeper gave Milner a chance to level in the 2nd half, but he chipped wide of the unguarded goal. Ameobi also squandered an earlier chance to head us into the lead, his finish lacking that Shearer class. Meanwhile Harper's kicking left much to be desired, whilst Butt, Robert & O'Brien just didnt have what it takes, subs N'Zogbia and Ambrose showing much more desire. Cheers to all who joined us for the match.

 

07/04/05 NUFC 1 Sporting 0 Al Shearer scored his 192nd NUFC goal to give us an important victory & a slender advantage for the away leg of the UEFA Cup Quarter-Final in Portugal. Shearer met Robert's free-kick to plant home a powerful header on 37 mins. Robert also hit the post direct from a corner, whilst an earlier Shearer goal had been ruled out, with Milner & Ameobi going close late in the game. Meanwhile Lee Bowyer received a standing ovation when he replaced Dyer on 60 mins. Sporting will be without their star striker Liedson for the return leg on 14th April. HTL!

 

02/04/05 NUFC 0 Villa 3 We lost, they won, at times the game was reminiscent of a scene from The Contender, the usual turmoil & press frenzy has gripped the club, instigated by two individuals who have caused it before, & will cause it again. What happens to them next? Who cares. NUFC now face some big games with our backs to the wall, & its time to focus on the job in hand. Sporting Lisbon on Thursday & then an FA Cup Semi-Final (for which ManU have lost Giggs). Lets move on & get on with it.

 

01/04/05 SHEARER!! It is confirmed! Geordie Legend in his own time, Alan Shearer, will continue playing into the 2005/2006 season and become Player-Coach! The news confirms Big Al will play a 10th season for NUFC, meaning a well deserved testimonial match next year for our Captain, whilst more goal scoring records will be broken by this lad from Gosforth! The timing of the announcement also deserves credit, ensuring some of the heat is taken off the forthcoming FA & UEFA Cup ties. SHEARER!! SHEARER!! SHEARER!!

 

20/03/05 Singapore Mags runners-up in Beach Soccer Tournament! The Singapore Magpies finished 2nd out of 16 teams at the Lim Boon Heng Challenge Trophy on Siloso Beach, Sentosa. Having qualified 2nd in the group stage the team cruised through the semi-final for a re-match with Olympique de Singapour in the final, earlier beaten 2-1 in the group. Within sight of the cup, injuries & a hard schedule took their toll as the Mags played through the pain barrier in a display of awesome teamwork to fill the Geordie nation with pride despite a 0-3 loss. Click here for full report, whilst NUFC.co.uk featured us again also, click here to see the NUFC.co.uk report. Well done to those who turned out at Sentosa!

HOWAY-THE LADS!

 

19/03/05 Portsmouth 1 Newcastle Utd 1 The Toon took the lead when Kieron Dyer cashed in on an error from Linvoy Primus to head home from close range. We posed defensive problems for the home side who had trouble locating Dyer, used in a deep-lying role to support Alan Shearer. Pompey then scored via Geordie Steve Stone and a goal that was off-side. So our first non-victory in 9 matches, as the FA and UEFA cups look like being main focus now. HTL!

 

16/03/05 Newcastle Utd 4 Olympiakos 0 NUFC ease into the Uefa Cup quarter-finals thumping Olympiakos 7-1 on aggregate. Kieron Dyer produced a great backheel finish to put us ahead after 18 mins. Nicky Butt then crashed a drive against the bar before Shearer drove in No. 2 from close range. Bowyer hit the 3rd on 54 mins before Shearer rifled the 4th into the roof of the net to seal victory on 67 mins. Big Al is now on 191 Toon goals, & NUFC will face Sporting Lisbon in the quarter-finals! HOWAY-THE-LADS!

 

13/03/05 Newcastle Utd 1 Spurs 0 Patrick Kluivert's goal & Shay Given saves sealed our place in the FA Cup semi-finals! Kluivert scored from 8 yards after Shearer had brushed off Ledley King before picking out his team-mate with 5 mins gone. Shay Given then kept us alive with some awesome saves as the Toon held out. We will play Man Utd in the FA Cup Semi-Final at Cardiff on Sunday 17th April. HTL!

 

10/03/05 Olympiakos 1 Newcastle Utd 3 The Toon take control! Alan Shearer converted a penalty (189 NUFC & 25 Euro goals) after Georgatos was dismissed for a shove on Dyer. Olympiakos then equalised with a penalty before Laurent Robert scored a brilliant left-footed free-kick. Kostoulas was sent off just before the break, as Patrick Kluivert scored from close range after some great wing play from James Milner to give us 3 away goals! 2nd leg: 16th March @ SJP. Happy Birthday Olympiakos! HOWAY-THE-LADS!

 

10/03/05 The latest limited edition Supermac print is now available! Check it out at: www.legendsfc.com where they also have a Jackie Milburn print available and are hoping to do a Hughie Gallacher in the future. Click on the image left for further info. Meanwhile: NUFC v Olympiakos is on LIVE Ch 22 Supersports 1am. HTL!

 

05/03/05 Newcastle Utd 1 L'pool 0 A superb free-kick from Laurent Robert earned NUFC victory & all 3 points against Liverpool at St James' Park! Robert curled in a majestic 25-yarder on 70 minutes after Al Shearer was fouled, giving the L'pool keeper no chance. Thats 5 wins in 5 games for Robert, who has repaid the crowds faith in him since Souness bowed to Geordie pressure to play the winger! HTL!

 

27/02/05 Newcastle Utd 2 Bolton 1. Kieron Dyer smashed home the winner to move us to 11th in the EPL! Lee Bowyer had put us ahead when he fed Carr on the right flank, then sprinted into the area to power home a header from the resultant cross. Wanderers hit back 6 mins later, but Dyer then pounced on a loose ball after Al Shearer's shot was blocked & smashed it into the top corner. Cheers to all who joined us at The Penny Black to watch it. Howay-The-Lads!

 

24/02/05 Newcastle Utd 2 Heerenveen 1 Al Shearer smashed Toon goal no. 188 as NUFC secured a routine win and a place in the last 16 of the UEFA Cup! The opposition directed a Laurent Robert cross into their own net after only 10 minutes. Shearer made it 2-0 when he fired a free-kick home after being set-up by Robert. Heerenveen then pulled one back from the penalty spot after Shola Ameobi handled, but it made little difference & we now meet Champ's League drop-outs Olympiakos in the next round. Howay-The-Lads!

 

20/02/05 Newcastle Utd 1 Chelsea 0. NUFC dent Chelsea's season, as the restored Laurent Robert crossed inch perfect for Pat Kluivert to head home with precision on 4 mins! NUFC using a 4-4-2 played with width once again, coming at Chelsea from all angles, & with the usual Toon defensive jitter becoming more frequent in the final 25 mins, we held on as Chelsea went down to 9 men. NUFC go into the Quarter Finals whilst Chelsea contemplate FA Cup exit, courtesy of the Toon! HOWAY-THE-LADS!! Meanwhile: NUFCsg 1 Central Park 4: match report here.

 

17/02/05 Heerenveen 1 Newcastle Utd 2 NUFC came back from a goal down to claim a vital away win in their return to Uefa Cup action. The Dutch side took the lead after 24 mins when Klaas-Jan Huntelaar fired in an unstoppable left-foot shot. NUFC responded well in the 2nd half as Robert came on & Alan Shearer's fine finish into the right-hand corner levelled the scores. Bowyer's flick put us ahead with 8 mins to go before he was sent off for a 2nd yellow card. H-T-L!

 

16/02/05 Asia Cup 2005: Rumours of an NUFC pre-season trip to Asia once again! The second EPL Asia Cup will be held in Shanghai at the Hongkou Stadium from July 20-24. As 12th placed EPL team last weekend, NUFC have been invited along with Chelsea & Charlton. We await confirmation of this, or the pre-season trip to USA as originally believed. Howay-The-Lads!

 

05/02/05 NUFC 1 Charlton 1 Newcastle fail to break down Charlton in the 1st half, despite dominating possession, eventually taking the lead after the break via Dyer's deflected shot. Less than 1 minute later, Rommedahl cut inside & drilled a 25-yard shot into Given's bottom right-hand corner. No pace, no creativity, no wide players, no-one of class playing alongside Alan Shearer up front, & no defence. Geordies boo them off. NUFC are 12th under Souness, last year we were 6th under Sir Bobby Robson.

 

02/02/05 Man City 1 NUFC 1 Alan Shearer hit his 250th Premiership goal (186th NUFC goal) as we earn a battling draw away at Manchester City. Shearer put NUFC ahead on 9 mins racing on to a raking crossfield ball from Bramble & smashing the ball into the roof of the net. Halftime 1-0 to NUFC. Bramble then fouled Shaun Wright-Phillips in the box & Fowler scored from the spot. Amdy Faye looked solid & Nicky Butt returned also.The draw moves us above Portsmouth & back into 12th place. Next: Charlton at SJP. Howay-The-Lads!!

 

29/01/05 NUFC 3 Coventry 1 We cruise into the FA Cup 5th round as Alan Shearer (185th NUFC goal) opened the scoring with a low shot after fine work from Jenas down the left wing. Shola Ameobi doubled the lead with a superb run and shot that beat the keeper at the near post. A Dele Adebola header made it 2-1 on the stroke of half-time but Celestine Babayaro made sure of the win with a fierce strike straight after the break after a great ball from Dyer. 5th round draw: Chelsea at home!! Howay-The-Lads!!

 

23/01/05 Arsenal 1 NUFC 0 Shay Given was on form as NUFC went down by one goal at Highbury, barely managing a shot on target. With Bellamy "sidelined", & Boumsong now injured also, the extra dimension afflicting the club continues. So, we are in 12th place, compared with 4th this time last year under Sir Bobby. Amdy Faye looks to be our 3rd signing in the transfer window at £2M from Pompey. HTL!

 

15/01/05 Newcastle Utd 2 Southampton 1 Alan Shearer scored the 400th goal of his career as NUFC saw off struggling Southampton. Shearer scored from the spot after Shola Ameobi went down in the area while Saints keeper Niemi went off after being hurt in the incident. Newcastle extended their lead when Titus Bramble flicked in a shot at the near post before Peter Crouch pulled one back from close range for Saints. NUFC could have scored more in the 1st half, but ended up hanging on for all 3 points.Cheers to all who joined us at The Penny Black to watch it. HTL!!

 

09/01/05 Yeading 0 Newcastle Utd 2 Lee Bowyer and Shola Ameobi scored the goals which ensured NUFC avoided a potentially embarrassing pitfall against non-league Yeading. Yeading held out for 50 minutes before Ameobi and Craig Bellamy opened up Yeading's stubborn defence to provide Bowyer with a simple tap-in. Ameobi clinched victory with a firm header from a free-kick. Boumsong and Babayaro made their debuts as we now pass into the 4th round (Coventry City at St James' Park). Cheers to all who joined us for the match at Molly Mallones! HTL!

 

03/01/05 WBA 0 NUFC 0 United were held at West Brom as the lack of striking options up front due to injury stopped us getting all 3 points. The Magpies began well as Titus Bramble headed at Russell Hoult and Lee Bowyer crashed a drive against the post before Laurent Robert's follow-up was saved. NUFC dominated the first half with Shola Ameobi working tirelessly upfront and N'Zogbia showing some promising touches, but we tired badly in the second. With our new signings all set for their debuts and several players due back from injury soon, our hopes are set to rise once again. Next up, Yeading in the FA Cup. HTL!

 

01/01/05 Newcastle Utd 2 Birmingham 1 NUFC held on to start the new year with a hard-fought victory over in-form Birmingham at St James' Park. Shola Ameobi put us in front with a bullet header from short range. Then, after being denied twice by Blues keeper Maik Taylor, midfielder Lee Bowyer increased the lead when he slotted the ball home from 14 yards before Birmingham launched a mini-fightback in the 2nd half. So a much needed 3 points, with our next match at West Brom a must win to get us back into the top half of the EPL. Howay-The-Lads! Happy New Year!

 

29/12/04 NUFC 0 Arsenal 1 An industrious, injury-hit NUFC side frustrated the Champions for most of the match. NUFC were unlucky not to be awarded a first-half penalty when Ashley Cole clearly handled in the area. But on the stroke of half-time, a ricochet fell to Patrick Vieira, whose volley from just outside the box took a deflection to wrong-foot Shay Given. Newcastle had the better of the second half, but failed to take their chances with Laurent Robert the main culprit. Meanwhile; NUFC sign Celestine Babayaro from Chelsea for an undisclosed fee, and Jean-Alain Boumsong from Rangers for £8m, with one further signing expected (Distin/Boa Morte/Beattie). HTL!

 

26/12/04 Blackburn 2 Newcastle Utd 2 An attacking approach by NUFC was rewarded after six minutes when Dyer beat the offside trap to latch on to a defence-splitting pass before calmly drilling in with his right foot. After conceding one, NUFC had been caught cold but Robert warmed to the challenge and after 36 minutes struck an unstoppable left-footed free-kick which flew into the bottom corner. But it ended all even as another defensive lapse meant the points were shared. The January transfer window is days away, and then, surely, no more excuses. HTL.

 

19/12/04 Liverpool 3 NUFC 1 Patrick Kluivert scored to put us in front early on, only for own goal specialist Titus Bramble to score an own goal from a Liverpool cross, and it fell apart from there onwards. NUFC pushed foward having conceded a second, only to concede a third. Souness has one throw of the dice; the January transfer window, to turn this season around and save his job. NUFC confirm their bid for Boumasong from Rangers, amid further rumours linking us with a shock deal for Morientes from Real Madrid, as Shearer's injury keeps him out for a further two weeks. Next up: Blackburn away.

 

11/12/04 Newcastle Utd 1 Portsmouth 1 Lee Bowyer put us ahead in only the 3rd minute when he rifled a half-volley into the top corner from the edge of the box. But on the half hour, Geordie Steve Stone equalised with a shot that took a deflection off Steven Taylor. NUFC pushed on for a winner after the interval but an at-times panicky Pompey defence held out for a point, as Dyer, Robert, Jenas & Ameobi all went close. Share your thoughts on the match in our new forum (click here). Cheers to all who joined us for the match. HTL!!

 

04/12/04 Chelsea 4 NUFC 0 Newcastle more than matched Chelsea in the first hour, Laurent Robert going close with a 25 yard free kick, & Bellamy also being denied after a great through ball from Kieron Dyer. Then came the second half, and NUFC's defensive frailties were exposed, Johnsen & Bramble generally being unable to cope with the Chelsea front line. So another defeat in London, we are now 11th in the Premiership. Meanwhile NUFC are drawn (away) against Ryman Premier League leaders Yeading in the FA Cup third round. HTL!

 

30/11/04 NUFCsingapore.com launches new forum! Follow the link on the left or click here to access. The forum requires some basic registration & has many new features! Also: check the Archives page where we have added 2 articles from The Straits Times and The Newpaper & others providing some insights into the history of NUFCsingapore as we fast approach our fourth anniversary. HOWAY-THE-LADS!

 

29/11/04 Newcastle Utd 1 Everton 1 A must win game for NUFC, but a failure to take our chances left it all square at 1-1. Quite simply, United had to win in order to keep the Champions League dream alive. In the 5th minute Kluivert put Bellamy through on goal from Given's clearance, Bellamy then slotting the ball home. The Toon then dominated with shot after shot, denied by the woodwork / last ditch defending / a bad referee, before Everton pulled one back on 56mins. NUFC kept the pressure on till the final seconds, but with only one point, Champions League hopes hang by a thread. Next up: Chelsea. H-T-L!

 

25/11/04 Sochaux 0 Newcastle Utd 4 The Toon booked their place in the knockout phase of the Uefa Cup after comfortably beating Sochaux. Lee Bowyer put us ahead against the run of play with a drilled shot from just inside the area. Seconds after the break, Shola Ameobi doubled the lead when he met Olivier Bernard's left-wing cross. Sochaux missed a penalty before Craig Bellamy calmly stroked in the third and Laurent Robert curled in a free-kick to make it 4-0. NUFC now top the group with 9 points and only Sporting Lisbon to face on 16th Dec at St James' Park. Howay-The-Lads!!

 

20/11/04 Crystal Palace 0 Newcastle Utd 2 Patrick Kluivert & Craig Bellamy scored late on to earn NUFC a much-deserved win over Crystal Palace. The absence of Al Shearer due to thigh injury enabled Bellamy to play in his preferred position up front, with Robert & Dyer to attack down the flanks, & Jenas as Captain. Kluivert finally put NUFC ahead with 11 minutes left, brilliantly back-heeling in Bellamy's right-wing cross. Robert then crashed a 25-yard free-kick off the crossbar but Bellamy wrapped it up by converting Robert's through ball, giving the Toon a much needed win in London! HOWAY-THE-LADS!

 

14/11/04 NUFC 1 Manu 3 Shearer & Kluivert went close for NUFC before Rooney volleyed home for Manu. Shearer eventually levelled the scores with a superb individual goal after dispossessing Wes Brown, but a harsh penalty knocked us, and it was game over. NUFC netted a 2nd late on, dissallowed for some unknown foul. NUFC have lost 4 of our last 5 games in all competitions. Bring on Crystal Palace. Cheers to the lads who joined us at The Penny Black to watch it. HTL!!

 

10/11/04 Newcastle Utd 0 Chelsea 2 Carling Cup extra time defeat for NUFC as Chelsea stop us from making the last eight. NUFC had 53% of possession & more shots on target but to no avail, as the central defensive partnership of Johnsen and Bramble with O'Brien at rightback made one defensive lapse after another to present Chelsea with both goals. Newcastle tried in vain to equalise but our League Cup hopes came to an end for another season. So now its the UEFA Cup, FA Cup or the Premiership. Right.

 

07/11/04 NUFC 1 Fulham 4 NUFC dominance & shot after shot saved by Fulham's goalkeeper spelt nothing but defeat as the visitors hit us on the break, making each of their goal attempts count. United's shakey defence looked even more so with Harper between the posts, whilst the referee was hopeless, dismissing foul and a certain United penalty appeal at a time when it would have swung the game fully in our favour, but sent a negative shock through the whole team that this just wasn't going to be our day. Cheers to the lads who joined us at The Penny Black to watch it. Bring on Manu and a big attendance here for that match!!

 

04/11/04 Newcastle Utd 2 Dinamo Tbilesi 0 NUFC earned a comfortable Uefa Cup win over Dinamo Tbilisi, thanks to Alan Shearer & Craig Bellamy. Shearer lashed home the opener after Patrick Kluivert, Laurent Robert & Craig Bellamy had all missed chances. Bellamy volleyed the 2nd goal after the break but the scoreline was kind on a poor Tbilisi side, as NUFC had many chances to score. We now top the group with 6 points. Howay-the-Lads!!

 

31/10/04 Bolton 2 NUFC 1 We slip to our first loss under Souness as after an insipid 1st half, Diouf gave Bolton a 52nd-min lead, heading home after NUFC failed to clear a Jay-Jay Okocha throw. Three mins later Newcastle drew level with a swerving strike from Darren Ambrose that flew into the net. But following a Bolton free-kick, Davies pounced on Stephen Carr's misdirected header to seal it. NUFC played with 3 strikers - Shearer, Kluivert & Bellamy - but the formation never quite worked. We are now 8th in the EPL.

 

27/10/04 Newcastle Utd 2 Norwich 1 Newcastle booked their 4th round place with a deserved win over Norwich, going ahead when Jermaine Jenas forced the ball in from close range from a Laurent Robert corner and Patrick Kluivert almost made it 2-0. Shola Ameobi scored from the spot after Edworthy felled Darren Ambrose in the box. Next round: Chelsea at home. Howay-the-Lads!!

 

25/10/04 Newcastle Utd 4 Man City 3 Seven second half goals as NUFC triumph after letting the lead slip 3 times. The Toon looked to be cruising courtesy of Laurent Robert & an Alan Shearer penalty (181 goals), but City fought back to level matters. Robbie Elliott edged United ahead, only for City to score again, before Bellamy's late strike from a Bernard pull back grabbed us all 3 points. Cheers to the lads who joined us at The Penny Black to watch it! Howay-the-Lads!!

 

21/10/04 Panionios 0 NUFC 1 Shearer's late penalty got the Toon's Uefa Cup group stage off to a winning start against Panionios. Shearer slammed home the 87th minute spot-kick after substitute Shola Ameobi had been upended by Grigoris Makos in the box. Newcastle deserved victory from a match we clearly dominated, but were guilty of sloppy finishing against a Panionios that offered only stubborn defence. That's 180 NUFC goals for Al Shearer, 20 more to equal Wor Jackie, and next up its Man City at SJP, live on StarSports! Howay-the-lads!

 

17/10/04 Charlton 1 Newcastle Utd 1 Andy O'Brien's own goal cancelled out Craig Bellamy's first half strike as NUFC were held 1-1. Bowyer had a goal disallowed before Bellamy met a Bernard cross to head the Toon ahead 5 mins before half time! Shearer, with a bloodied head wound, had a fierce header blocked, & then cleared the ball off his own line, but the Charlton equaliser meant NUFC climb one place to 8th instead of five to 4th. Cheers to all who joined us at The Penny Black to watch it! Howay-the-Lads!!

 

05/10/04 UEFA Cup: Newcastle are top seeds in Group D, and will play Panionios of Greece (a) 21st Oct, Dinamo Tbilisi of Georgia (h) 4th Nov, Sochaux of France (a) 25th Nov, & Sporting Lisbon of Portugal (h) 16th Dec. The winners, runners-up & third-placed clubs from each group advance to the last 32 where they are joined by the eight third-placed clubs from the UEFA Champions League group stage. At this point, the traditional two-match format is used with the exception of the final, to be played at the Estádio José Alvalade on 18 May next year. Howay-the-Lads!!

 

03/10/04 Birmingham 2 Newcastle Utd 2 NUFC took an early lead on 3 minutes via JJ, only to go in at the interval 1-1 after conceding a deflected shot on 23 minutes, & go down 1-2 after 57 minutes. Up-step Nicky Butt who lashed in a fierce volley 10 minutes later, as Shay Given performed heroics, Robert crashed a free-kick against the post & Bellamy appealed in vain for a penalty after he was pushed off the ball. So one point gained after our midweek UEFA Cup excersions, and we remain sixth. Howay-The-Lads!!

 

03/10/04 NUFCsg 3 Citibank 3. The NUFC Singapore team turned out for a rematch with Citibank on a sunny Sunday morning at Alexandra Hospital pitch. After a slow start conceding 2 goals, the lads faught back to 2-2, Dave heading in our 1st, Keegan then bending in a corner for our 2nd. Citibank then scored an easy goal, but Keegan grabbed our 3rd via a tap in after neat approach play by Boy. An entertaining & solid display. Howay-the-lads!!

 

30/09/04 Bnei Sachnin 1 Newcastle Utd 5 (Agg: 1-7) Newcastle eased their way into the UEFA Cup group stage with a 5-1 win over Bnei Sachnin as Alan Shearer & Patrick Kluivert hit all the goals. Shearer struck on 38, 52 and 90 minutes to claim his second European hat-trick (& 179 goals for NUFC) - while Kluivert set the ball rolling after just nine minutes, & then added a second three minutes before the break. NUFC are a top seeded team for the October 5th draw for the group stage, hence we will avoid top teams such as Parma, Feyenoord, Lazio, AEK Athens, Stuttgart, Brugge & Rangers in our 5-team group. Howay-The-Lads!!

 

25/09/04 Newcastle Utd 3 West Bromwich Albion 1. NUFC have 5 penalty appeals turned down by the referee, but still powered past 10 man WBA in the 2nd half after sustained pressure though-out the first 45 mins. The introduction of Laurent Robert & the sending off of Darren Purse then saw Kluivert score on 70 mins, followed by Milner on 78 mins & Big Al Shearer on 86 mins. A deserved Toon victory in front of a record home crowd of 52,308 moving us to 6th in the Premiership, maintaining a 100% record for Graeme Souness. HOWAY-THE-LADS!!

 

19/09/04 Southampton 1 Newcastle Utd 2 . NUFC grab a league win on the south coast for the 1st time in 32 years! (and our 1st away win in 16 attempts). Playing in the new "lucky" away strip, the Toon put in a gritty performance, Alan Shearer forcing an own goal on 45 mins, then Stephen Carr putting us back in the lead with a thunderous 30 yard rocket on 57 mins. Shearer and Kluivert up front with Bellamy on the wing, simply offensive! Cheers to all who joined us for a enjoyable night at The Penny Black . HOWAY-THE-LADS!!

 

16/09/04 NUFC 2 Bnei Sakhnin 0. Two goals from Patrick Kluivert earned us victory in an ill-tempered Uefa Cup clash at St James' Park, our opponents trying to upset & knock us out of our rhythm wrather than play football. Nicky Butt was sent off as tempers flared, and with injuries to Hughes & Dyer, the laboured win came at a price. Meanwhile, NUFC sign Norwegian international Ronnie Johnson as defensive cover on a short-term contract, whilst the NUFCsg lads were noisy guests on Football Crazy, ESPN's live weekly show (thanks Sharkee!). A massive well done to all! HOWAY-THE-LADS!!

 

11/09/04 Newcastle Utd 3 Blackburn 0. NUFC, led by Geordie caretaker manager John Carver, take all 3 points & then dedicate the win to Sir Bobby Robson. Laurent Robert's corner forced an own-goal after 8 mins. Lee Bowyer was then twice denied strong penalty claims before Alan Shearer headed home the 2nd at the far post from a Bellamy cross for his 175th NUFC goal! (25 more needed to equal Wor Jackie). Andy O'Brien then made the points safe with a neat spin & shot late on. Final score: Robson 3 Souness 0. Meanwhile the new Manager & Coaches start work on Monday.

 

08/09/04 With our UEFA Cup matches commencing next week, Newcastle United unveil their new change strip for European matches 2004-2005. The full kit comprises yellow shirt, black shorts and white socks. When we have details of its availability here in Singapore we will post them here, so keep checking!

 

06/09/04 It is Souness. Graeme Souness will be the next NUFC Manager after walking out on Blackburn. He will take up his post and commence a 5 year contract on Monday 13th September following NUFC's home game with his former club, Blackburn.

 

05/09/04 Newcastle complete the signing of Charles N'Zogbia, the 18-year-old left-sided player from Le Havre. FIFA informed the French Football Federation of their duty to immediately release his international transfer certificate (ITC) to the English FA, ruling in favour of NUFC over Le Havre. HTL!!!

04/09/04 NUFCsg 2 British Club 3. A solid team display with 2nd half goals from Dino and Raja ensuring a 2-1 lead at one point. But we had serious injuries also.. get well soon James. Full match report here.

 

29/08/04 Sir Bobby Robson has left Newcastle United. Following a directors meeting Sir Bobby was relieved of his duties. Simply shocking. What if Sorenson had been sent off, and Hasselbaink had not handled the ball, the referees hadn't messed up, and we had won both those games?! Will our club ever be in safe hands with such people upstairs in charge?! Is this the way to treat a proven Geordie legend?! There's only one Bobby Robson. This was not the way to do it Mr Shepherd. Long live Sir Bobby Robson. Howay-The-Lad. P:255, W:119, D:64, L:72.

 

28/08/04 A.Villa 4 NUFC 2 We take a 2-1 lead courtesy of Kluivert & O'Brien. The ref fails to send Sorenson off for a blatant red card offence, & Villa then grab 3 goals in reply. A very mixed performance as we await the signing of the promised new defender. Cheers to all who joined us at The Penny Black, another great turn-out!

28/8/4 NUFCsg 2 X-UST StrikeForce 4. The lads put in an improved performance (goals: Keegan 1, OG 1) full report here.

 

27/08/04 UEFA Cup: Newcastle will face Hapoel Bnei Sakhnin of Israel in the First Round of the UEFA Cup. The matches are are scheduled for 16th (home) and 30th September (away). There is a chance that United will seek to have the away leg played in a neutral country. Howay-the-Lads!

 

25/08/04 NUFC 2 Norwich 2 Toon take a 2-0 lead courtesy of Bellamy & Hughes, only for Norwich to grab 2 goals in reply, one being due to a mistake by Given. Dyer playing in the middle was totally ineffective. Two points from three games & NUFC play Villa live on Saturday. It is another slow start for NUFC this season, so lets hope for a much needed improvement soon.

 

21/08/04 NUFC 0 Spurs 1 What a week. Woodgate sold to Real, Dyer bad boy, then after dominating the first 45 mins, NUFC concede one & can't quite grab an equaliser. Three points slip away & the next game becomes a must win. But a massive well done to all NUFC fans who joined us for a noisy night in front of the ESPN cameras at The Penny Black !!

22/08/04 NUFCsg 1 Oranje Team 3: A great early goal by Khairul, and a sound team display in our 2nd friendly this season; full report here.

 

21/08/04 The ESPN-StarSports cameras will be at The Penny Black this coming Saturday as we gather to watch NUFC v Spurs LIVE on ESPN 10pm, gathering from 9pm onwards in our upstairs 2nd storey Snug Bar! ESPN will film the NUFC Singapore fans for the ESPN review programme, Football Extra on Sunday. This is YOUR chance to show everyone the passion and support of the Newcastle Fans in Singapore! Lets make it the best, loudest and largest feature ever. Join-us! HOWAY-THE-LADS!!

 

 

14/08/04 Boro 2 NUFC 2 A Bellamy strike & Shearer penalty gave us the lead twice, but with 2 mins injury time remaining and NUFC 2-1 up, Boro score via a "hand ball" and 2 points slip away, but still a promising performance given the recent eye illness. Cheers to all who joined us for a loud rousing night at The Penny Black . HOWAY-THE-LADS!!

 

10/08/04 Newcastle have completed the signing of defender Stephen Carr from Spurs in a deal thought to be worth under £2m, the Republic of Ireland right-back signing a 4 year deal with NUFC. Sir Bobby Robson made Carr, who has 30 international caps, a top summer transfer target. Carr joins James Milner, Patrick Kluivert and Nicky Butt as the new additions to the squad, and looks set for his 1st team debut v Boro. Howay-the-Lads!

 

07/08/04 NUFCsg 1 SSSC 5 The NUFC Singapore lads turned out for a friendly with an experienced Singapore Spurs Supporters team, going down 4-0 in the 1st half (with two NUFCsg efforts hitting the post), then putting in a resolute performance in the 2nd half, Keegan scoring with a well taken strike after some neat approach work, only for us to concede another goal in the final seconds. With more regular friendlies under our belt, this fixture will be revisited in the future. (click on pic left to enlarge). The match was also featured on www.nufc.co.uk (link here) Cheers to all who came down! HOWAY-THE-LADS!

 

04/08/04 Celtic 2 NUFC 1 Newcastle see a 1-0 lead courtesy of Craig Bellamy slip away, eventually going down to a last minute winner from Celtic's newly signed Camara. Milner looked good, as too did Bernard and Bellamy. Meanwhile Given, Bowyer, O'Brien and Caig are all side-lined with eye infections, the team training ground closed & the squad virtually quarantined over the next few days to avoid further infections, with the first game of the season just over a week away.

 

03/08/04 Newcastle United sign one of the best young players in France, as Charles N'Zogbia, an 18-year-old left-sided midfielder, joins United from Le Havre in exchange for only £250,000 in compensation. The player, who has been training with NUFC during the pre-season, is rumoured to be making his first team debut very soon. HOWAY-THE-LADS!!

 

01/08/04 NUFC 0 S.Lisbon 1. Newcastle conceded an early goal, with Ameobi, Shearer & Milner all having chances to equalise but unable to find a way through. Biggest cheer was for striker Patrick Kluivert, after he came on to replace Shearer, while Nicky Butt also got in on the action, but solid defending by Lisbon won them the inaugural Newcastle-Gateshead Cup.

 

31/07/04 NUFC 4 Rangers 2 The Toon ran out deserved winners in a competitive friendly, taking a 12th-minute lead as Shearer scored from the penalty spot. Bellamy fired in a 2nd from eight yards before Olivier Bernard's powerful drive made it three. Finally Kieron Dyer knocked Michael Chopra's cross in. Cheers to all who joined us for a great night at The Penny Black . HOWAY-THE-LADS!!

 

29/07/04 Newcastle have signed Nicky Butt for £2m after the England midfielder cut short his US pre-season tour to jet back to the UK to undergo a medical & finalise personal terms with the Magpies. Butt will be unveiled on Friday and is set to take the number 4 shirt. The 29 year old signed a 4 year deal and will be eligible along with Kluivert to play during the NewcastleGateshead Tournament, and looks to be yet another great transfer deal by NUFC. HOWAY-THE-LADS!!

 

21/07/04 Newcastle have signed Dutch striker Patrick Kluivert on a free transfer from Barcelona, the 28-year-old penning a three-year deal! Kluivert, reunited with Sir Bobby (his former mentor at Barcelona) will wear the number 11 shirt vacated by longtime servant Gary Speed who moved to Bolton for 750k. Kluivert is set to line up alongside Alan Shearer during the forthcoming NewcastleGateshead Tournament. Signed as Shearer's long term replacement, the Dutch hitman looks to be, at the least, a piece of good transfer business by NUFC, and has vowed to bring Silverware to Gallowgate! One or two further summer signings are rumoured. HOWAY-THE-LADS!!

 

18/07/04 Kitchee FC 1 NUFC 1 (NUFC 7- 6 on Penalties). NUFC faced Kitchee FC and guest players Fabrizio Ravanelli & Marcel Desailly in the spectacular Hong Kong stadium. After conceding an early strike from Desailly, NUFC took the game to Kitchee in the 2nd half, with James Milner netting his first NUFC goal with a well taken strike from just outside the area. Penalties ensued and United held their nerve as all 7 NUFC players netted from the spot. Al Shearer led the players up to receive the "Cup" and their winner medals, Gary Speed throwing his medal into the crowd soon after, as he looks set to leave NUFC soon. Cheers to all who joined us in Delaneys before the match. NUFC Singapore were featured on NUFC.co.uk alongside the HK Mags, full report viewable here. Howay-The-Lads!!

 

14/07/04 Thailand 1 NUFC 1 (Thailand 5-3 on Penalties): A large crowd greeted NUFC in Bangkok as an early 6pm kick-off saw United feel the heat in their first competitive friendly game. Milner looked a great signing after coming on in the second 2nd half, whilst Lee Bowyer's half volley saved the Toon's blushes. Then came the usual penalty shoot out trauma. Cheers to all who joined us in The Dubliner before the match, it was great to meet one-and-all! HOWAY-THE-LADS!!

 

03/07/04 Update on NUFC's Pre-Season Asia Tour 2004: NUFC are set to play the Thai national team in Bangkok's Rajamangala Stadium on Wednesday 14th July 6.00pm , followed by Hong Kong Club side Kitchee on Sunday 18th July 8.00pm in the HK National Stadium. The full NUFC Singapore tour guide is now viewable here (now including ticket details) and we are going to both matches. Join us! HOWAY-THE-LADS!!

 

02/07/04 NUFC sign James Milner from Leeds for a fee reportedly between £3.6m and £5m. The 18 year old midfielder/striker becomes Newcastle's first close season signing, with others rumoured to be joining (and leaving) very soon. Milner, an England Under-21 International, is our first signing for over a year and will be joining the rest of the squad for the pre-season tour of Asia. HOWAY-THE-LADS!!

 

06/06/04 NUFCsg 1 Citibank NA 1. A slightly below strength NUFCsingapore team managed to snatch a one-all-draw game against the Citibank 'A' team. NUFCsg manufactured a lot of chances, finally converting one in the second half. The leveller was a brilliant and well taken effort by Vincent halfway through the 2nd period! Howay-the-Lads!