17/05/06 Glenn Roeder confirmed as NUFC manager! The former NUFC captain's stats of P15 W10 D2 L3, 32 points from 45, 7th place finish & Inter-Toto qualification secure him the Manager's position on a 2 year deal, as the EPL chairmans approve his appointment. Kevin Bond later joins as Assistant Manager, while Lee Clark takes up a coaching role, and Terry Mc becomes a club scout. Shay Given then signs a deal till 2011, and Al Shearer takes a ambassadorial role, whilst pursuing his coaching badges & media career, as we hope to be walking in a Roeder Wonderland in season 06-07!

 

11/05/06 Alan Shearer XI 3 Celtic 2 Shearer's career drew to a close as the Geordie nation gathered to honour him. Big Al started & finished his testimonial game - kicking-off to be sub'd by Chopra after 10 secs, then scoring the winner from the penalty spot after returning to the pitch as a sub in injury time. Luque volleyed us in front on 70mins - but a Maloney penalty & a Hartson header put Celtic ahead before Lawson's own goal & Shearer's spot-kick won it. Old boys Steve Watson & Gary Speed each played in the 1st half, whilst Les Ferdinand forced our 2nd & won the "penalty" for Big Al to take, as 52,275 chanted for Shearer all night. So retirement, BBC and coaching badges beckon for Al. HOWAY-THE-LAD! SHEARER - SHEARER -. SHEARER!

 

07/05/06 NUFC 1 Chelsea 0 A spirited, combative, skillful performance as Titus Bramble smashes home our winner on 73mins to beat the champions, secure 7th place & send us into Europe via the Inter-Toto Cup. Roeder's stats read P15 W10 D2 L3, 32 points from 45, taking us from 15th under Souness to the top 7 and Europe, & he looks set to be appointed full-time within weeks (Roeder is the highest placed English manager at the end of the season!!)

The whole team with Shearer (recipient of the EPL Platinum Boot) did a lap of honour, as St James Park roared for the great man, & a season saved. Massive cheers to all who joined us at FLUID for the match, our 25th gathering of the season, averaging 25 pax per match, the best yet, well done to all! HOWAY-THE-LADS!!

 

29/04/06 Birmingham 0 NUFC 0 The return of Michael Owen for 30 mins in the 2nd half was received with rapture, but wasn't enough for us to grab 3 points, as we lose the chance of UEFA Cup next year and sit in 7th place, whilst the result relegates the Brummies. With one match to go, 7th & Inter-toto is the highest we can finish - if we win our final game, but still a great end to the season after the rotten start under Souness. Cheers to all who came to the live match. HOWAY-THE-LADS!

 

22/04/06 NUFC 3 WBA 0 Shearer in the dug out, Shola & Chopra upfront, Pattinson, N' Zogbia, Faye & Nobby in the middle. Nobby scored 1st, followed by Shola's penalty, itself won by Chopra, before Shola rounded things off in the final minute with his 2nd strike of the match, and our 3rd. Big Al smiled from the dug out as we sit in joint-6th place & 2 games to go. Roeder is now P13 W9 D1 L3. Cheers to all who came to the live match. HOWAY-THE-LADS!

 

17/04/06 Mackems 1 NUFC 4 "We only played 7 minutes!" Three 2nd half goals in 7mins ensured the Mackems were thrashed; Chopra tapping in our equaliser, Alan Shearer adding a penalty, N'Zogbia then striding through for our 3rd, before Luque slotted home for a complete 4 goal rout of the SMB's! We move into 7th in the EPL, but Shearer limping off on 71mins with suspected ligament damage meaning this was the legend's last ever showing, having scored his 206th NUFC goal in a historic Tyne-Wear derby. Howay-The-Lads! Long Live..SHEARER.. SHEARER...!

 

15/04/06 NUFC 3 Wigan 1 A double from Shearer led us to a comfortable win against Wigan. We went behind after 5 mins when Bullard curled in a free-kick. However, Shearer scored a penalty after a foul on Chopra, and Bramble's power header made sure we went in ahead at half-time. Shearer then raced through to net after the interval, Big Al's 205th NUFC goal. NUFC are now 9th. Cheers to all who joined us for the live match! HOWAY-THE-LADS!

 

09/04/06 Boro 1 NUFC 2 Toon take all 3 points to move into 10th! Smoggies conceded an own goal via Boateng, & man of the match Shola Ameobi smashed home our 2nd just on half time. We conceded one in the 2nd half, but held out, aided by the return of Bramble (& lack of Boumsong). Next up Wigan, LIVE on 15th April @ 10pm, join us in FLUID for the match! HOWAY-THE-LADS!

 

01/04/06 NUFC 3 Spurs 1 Bowyer scored on 66 seconds, Spurs levelled, then Ameobi followed up Nobby Solano's shot to restore our lead before Shearer made it 3-1 from the spot after Bowyer was fouled. Jenas missed an open goal for Spurs. No Parker, but more telling was no Boumsong, & Bowyer deservedly made man of the match. Shearer's 203'rd NUFC goal too. Cheers to all who joined us for the live match! HOWAY-THE-LADS!

 

26/03/06 Charlton 3 NUFC 1 Defensive comedies continue: Ramage & Moore combine to give away our 1st via a penalty, whilst Parker pulled one back for us with a 35 yard shot, seconds later Boumsong Moore & Bowyer gave away the 2nd via an own goal. The whole defence combined to give away the 3rd in the final minutes. .

 

22/03/06 - Chelsea 1 NUFC 0 An early Terry strike on 4 mins gave the opposition a lead they never surrendered, as we exit the cup in the last 8. Shearer bids farewell to the competition as a player, whilst his testimonial now looks confirmed for May 11th at SJP. We now look to bounce back with a vengance in London on Sunday v Charlton.

 

19/03/06 NUFC 1 L'pool 3 - Attempting a clearance, Boumsong miskicked entirely, allowing Crouch to run on goal, then wrestled the striker to the floor inside the area.The resultant red card & penalty finished our chance of salvaging the match, after Ameobi had earlier got us back into it on 41mins.

 

12/03/06 Manu 2 NUFC 0 - Defensive lapses in the first 12mins gifted the Rooney show 2 goals, Ramage playing a suicidal back pass on 8min, then our defence wavering on 12min to concede the 2nd. The 2nd half saw us string some attacks together as Bowyer came on for Ameobi, but we rarely threatened.

 

04/03/06 NUFC 3 Bolton 1 Glenn Roeder extended our/his unbeaten run to 6 games. First-half goals from Nolberto Solano & Alan Shearer (202 goals) put us in the driving seat. Shola Ameobi wrapped the points in the 69th min strike but Davies pulled one back to spoil our clean sheet. We moved to 10th then 11th overnight, 5 points off 5th placed Arsenal. Cheers to all who joined us in FLUID for the LIVE match, over 40 turning out to cheer the Toon! HTL!

 

25/02/06 NUFC 2 Everton 0 We gave Everton their 1st defeat since 28 Dec with 2 Solano goals at St James' Park. We cleared 2 efforts off the line in the 1st half but managed to grab the crucial 1st goal on 64mins. Solano was on hand to knock home a cross from N'Zogbia from close range but his 2nd was special as he finished off a flowing move by curling the ball into the net from the edge of the box. We move into 11th place on 36 points, HTL!

 

22/02/06 NUFC 0 Charlton 0 Roeder's team are held to a goalless draw, once again missing Al Shearer through injury, & Dyer also. Ameobi missed 3 fine chances to break the deadlock, whilst 2nd-half sub Luque - coming on for the injured Bramble - had little effect, against a team who have leaked goals away from London. We move up to 13th position on 33 points, bring on Everton.

 

18/02/06 NUFC 1 Southampton 0 Kieron Dyer earned us a place in the FA Cup quarter-finals. Dyer struck after the break, rolling the ball into the bottom corner from Charles N'Zogbia's through pass. We wasted several first-half chances, as we seemed to miss Shearer up front (sidelined with a calf strain). The end saw excitement as the crowd urged NUFC to shoot as S'oton were forced to field an outfield player in goal. We progress into the last eight, Roeder makes it 3/3. Cheers to all who joined us in FLUID for the live match! HOWAY THE LADS!

 

11/02/06 Aston Villa 1 NUFC 2 Glenn Roeder saw us make it 2 wins out of 2 with victory over Villa. We took the lead when Ameobi picked up Shearer's pass to slide the ball under Sorensen. Villa equalised when Moore nipped in to head home, but Charles N'Zogbia restored our advantage before half-time, stabbing home the rebound from a Solano shot. Second half saw some terrible referee decisions as Babayaro was sent off and a penalty awarded but missed by Villa due to a fine Shay Given save, then Parker brought down in their box later, but nothing given. We held out under some intense pressure to take all 3 points. HTL!

 

10/02/06 Hitzfield - the campaign. With the momentum rising in favour of NUFC appointing Ottmar Hitzfield as the next NUFC manager, NUFC Singapore are pleased to highlight the campaign. Check out www.hitzfeldforthetoon.com for further details and some background on his credentials, sign the petition if you wish, and keep checking Newcastle-Online for updates & more info. By supporting we are making a statement about the quality of manager we expect for NUFC, the best. May Mr Shepherd stick to his word and listen to the fans regarding this appointment. HTL.

 

04/02/06 NUFC 2 Portsmouth 0 Alan Shearer broke Jackie Milburn's all-time scoring record with his 201st goal & helped us to a much-needed win over a poor Portsmouth. We took the lead thanks to Charles N'Zogbia on 41 mins, and Al Shearer made his mark in the 2nd half, picking up Ameobi's backheel to fire past Kiely. Kieron Dyer then made a welcome return, as we ran out winners & inched away from the relegation dogfight. Howay-The-Lads! Bye Souness!

 

02/02/06 Souness Sacked. Glenn Roeder & Alan Shearer placed in charge temporarily. Sitting in a precarious 15th position on 26 points, let the fightback begin. Bring on Pompey. Howay-The-Lads.

 

01/02/06 Man City 3 NUFC 0 Team fielded by Souness as 4-1-3-2: Given, Ramage, Boumsong, Bramble, Babayaro, Clark, Parker, Emre (O'Brien 81), N'Zogbia (Solano 45), Shearer, Chopra (Luque 45). Subs Not Used: Harper, Elliott. Position: 15th, 26 points.

 

28/01/06 Cheltenham Town 0 NUFC 2 FA Cup 4th round victory as Chopra's close-range header broke the deadlock after 41 mins. Scott Parker eased our nerves with a lucky goal two minutes later, inadvertently deflecting Jerry Gill's clearance into the net. Guinan and Odejayi both missed chances to throw Cheltenham a lifeline as NUFC held on in unconvincing fashion. The bare minimum accomplished, Souness breathes again, and we host Southampton in the 5th Round.

 

21/01/06 NUFC 0 Blackburn 1 Morten Gamst Pedersen's controversial goal gave Blackburn all 3 points to pilepressure on Souness. The striker handled the ball in after Kuqi diverted Neill's cross towards goal on 75mins. NUFC created the most chances, but Shearer, Luque & Bowyer failed to find the target. Souness' position becomes more untenable with the man incapable of inspiring, motivating or supplying the team with effective tactics. Injuries or not, we can still field a team that should be capable, its the coaching thats evidently lacking.

 

19/01/06 NUFCsg team compete in ESPN Football Quiz "Kick Off!" Our very own Damian & Terence represented NUFC Singapore in the all new ESPN Football Quiz "Kick Off!" due to be screened over the coming months. Make sure you watch it to find out how they did, with 28 teams of fans & fan clubs from all over Asia competing in an excellent show, also featuring two team captains, Les Ferdinand (ex-NUFC) and Lee Sharpe (ex-MU). The show will be screened twice a week commencing mid-February'06 & concluding on May 7th. Howay-The-Lads!! 4FJ-4EVER.

 

14/01/06 Fulham 1 NUFC 0 A Malbranque strike 15mins from time ensured our 8th away loss, as we rarely troubled Niemi on his Cottagers' debut. Shay Given had kept Fulham at bay in the 1st half, then after conceding, we tried in vain to save the match, Bowyer being agonisingly denied when his shot was cleared off the line. We obviously were playing for a draw up until that stage as Souness seemingly ordered the team to play and defend deep, and we now look over our shoulder at the relegation pack, as Souness continues to refuse to fall on his sword.

 

07/01/06 NUFC 1 Mansfield Town 0 FA Cup 3rd Round. Alan Shearer equalled Jackie Milburn's scoring record with his 200th goal for NUFC which was enough to knock brave Mansfield out of the FA Cup. With just 10 mins remaining Shearer smashed the ball in after picking up a Luque pass late in the game to deny the League Two side a replay at Field Mill, and write his name into Geordie folklore, bringing relief to the majority of the 41,459 in attendance. We play Cheltenham Town in the 4th round, Live on 28th January. HOWAY-THE-LADS!

 

02/01/06 NUFC 2 Boro 2 Lee Clark rescued a point for us after Hasselbaink seemed to have sealed a win for Boro. The new year got underway with Nobby Solano scoring our first goal with a sublime free kick on 27mins. Yakubu replied in the 2nd half, only for Bramble to give the ball away and present Boro their 2nd soon after. Well into injury time with almost the last kick of the match, upsteps Lee Clark on the edge of the box to fire through a crowd of players into the net and rescue a point. HTL..

 

31/12/05 Spurs 2 NUFC 0 The Toon carved out several chances, but received more bad news when Owen limped off with a broken toe that will keep him out 12 weeks. Scott Parker was prominent early on but soon found himself over-run as Spurs - with Davids and Carrick - began to dominate. After conceding two, our day was summed up when unmarked Ameobi somehow conspired to put the ball over from two yards after Robinson had parried the ball to him.

 

28/12/05 NUFC v Charlton Match postponed with 20 mins to kick-off despite the referee giving the green-light for the use of the pitch and the police happy for the match to proceed, the club's safety officer postponed the match in the interests of crowd safety outside the ground, despite 50,000 already being in and around St James Park.

 

26/12/05 Liverpool 2 NUFC 0 Steven Taylor injured his shoulder on his (premature?) comeback, now out for 3 months. Meanwhile Michael Owen returned to his old club and was little more than a spectator, whilst Lee Bowyer was red-carded undeservedly to compound our misery, when the true culprits deserving disciplinary action proved to be Gerrard and Crouch. A dissappointing Boxing Day on Merseyside, with an instense festive fixture list ahead. HTL..

 

17/12/05 West Ham 2 NUFC 4 Owen netted a hat-trick & Al Shearer scored goal no.199 as we took the points! Owen's neat finish put us ahead on 5mins, only for Nobby Solano to put Harewood's cross into our own net. A header from Owen restored the lead, then Shearer's low drive made it 3-1. Harewood's penalty after Ameobi's handball set up a tense finale, but Owen's late finish sealed the win & all 3 points, in a match that had been delayed 30 mins due to a road accident.Cheers to all who joined us in FLUID for the match despite the last minute delay in telecast. HOWAY THE LADS!

 

10/12/05 NUFC 1 Arsenal 0 Nobby Solano struck on 82 mins from a Shearer lay off, after a determined performance from every NUFC player, with Parker carried off injured after giving everything he had to the cause. Al Shearer pushed Arsenal to breaking point, even Ameobi had the Londoners on the back foot, whilst the defence kept Henry & co quiet. NUFC sit in 10th place tonight. Cheers to all who joined us in FLUID for the live match. HOWAY THE LADS!

 

03/12/05 NUFC 1 Aston Villa 1 Alan Shearer tucked away a 1st half penalty (goal no. 198 for Big Al), but we conceded an equaliser in the 2nd half, before Bramble gave away a penalty in the final minutes, only for Gareth Barry to sky his spot kick into the Leazes end. So a scrappy draw that came close to being a loss. Souness lives to fight another day, for now. Meanwhile NUFC draw Mansfield in the FA Cup 3rd round. Next match: v Arsenal LIVE on ESPN join us in FLUID to watch it!

 

30/11/05 Wigan Reserves 1 NUFC 0 League Cup 4th Round. Described as a "1-0 hammering". Our 3rd loss in a row. One of the most disappointing results & performance to date, from a match that should have been a virtual bye into the quarter-finals. NUFC fans made their thoughts felt on the night, to both Manager and Chairman. We await further developments with interest, with an under-performing Villa side due at SJP on Saturday for a match we need to win.

 

27/11/05 NUFCsg @ Sentosa: Three NUFCsg 5-a-side teams played in the Beach Soccer tournament at Palawan Beach, Sentosa, on Sunday. Results: Newcastle Singapore 0-3 & 0-0 / Geordie Boot Boys 0-0 & 1-1 / Magpie Rangers 0-2 & 1-0. One victory, many draws, couple of defeats, lots of fun, and a great Toon day on the beach for all. Howay-the-Lads! (Click on pic left to enlarge).

Everton 1 NUFC 0 Good 1st half with a blatant penalty not given after Everton hand ball on the line, then our poor defence conceded in the 2nd half from a set piece. Great game for Parker & Given however. Cheers to all who joined us in FLUID for the live match.

 

19/11/05 Chelsea 3 NUFC 0 We matched the reigning champions for effort & endeavour in a goalless opening half, having two blatant penalty appeals turned down, but then came the 2nd half & Bramble handed Chelsea 2 goals with 2 typical errors, ensuring game over well before we conceded a 3rd right at the end. Owen had picked up a groin strain in training, meaning a tall order up-front for the rest of the team, who none-the-less did well in the 1st half. Cheers to all who joined us upstairs in great voice @ FLUID for the match.

 

05/11/05 NUFC 1 Birmingham 0 A late goal from Emre earned NUFC a 4th successive win, and kept the Toon in 10th place! Emre's 20-yard shot (78 min) wrong-footed the Blues keeper after a frustrating afternoon as Birmingham had packed the midfield, but we take all 3 points! Shearer now heads for his hernia operation hoping to recover in time for Chelsea in two weeks time. Join us in FLUID for that match, Saturday 19th Nov, 10.55pm LIVE! HOWAY-THE-LADS!

 

30/10/05 West Brom 0 NUFC 3 Michael Owen scored twice as we made it 4 wins in 6 Premiership games with victory at the Hawthorns. The England striker netted just after half-time, volleying home from six yards, &. he made it 2 with 12mins to go, diverting Kieron Dyer's low cut back into the net, after a great run by Dyer down the right! Upstep Al Shearer who converted Ramage's cross 2mins later (goal no. 197 for big Al) as we move to 10th in the table! Cheers to all who joined us in FLUID for a great match, despite the late night kick off! HOWAY-THE-LADS!

 

26/10/05 Grimsby 0 NUFC 1 Alan Shearer's goal ended Grimsby's resistance & put us into the Carling Cup 4th round. Shearer struck on 80mins when he drove into the left hand corner after an excellent cutback from Michael Chopra. We dominated early on and almost took the lead when Shearer saw his close range effort saved before N'Zogbia hit the upright. Shearer was later assaulted by a Grimsby elbow & required stitches to his lip, before replying by smashing home the winner, NUFC goal number 196 for Big Al. Fourth round draw: Wigan away!

 

23/10/05 NUFC 3 SMB's 2 NUFC took the lead 3 times to vanquish the SMB's in a classic north-east derby. Ameobi grabbed his 1st goal of the season & then prompted Caldwell's own goal but both were cancelled out by long-range SMB strikes & our defensive short-comings. Emre then stepped up to write himself into Geordie folklore with a 25-yard out-swinging free-kick before jumping into the arms of Souness. A fantastic way for the midfielder to open his NUFC goal account! Cheers to all who joined us in FLUID for the match, the pics now in our photo album. HOWAY-THE-LADS!

 

15/10/05 Wigan 1 NUFC 0 A disallowed goal, two blatant penalties not given, & NUFC come away with nothing but a stack of yellow cards from the JJB Stadium after an inept performance by the referee, who blew for full-time well before injury time had expired. None-the-less, a less then inspiring performance by NUFC leaves us with nothing but hope for the quick return from injury of certain key players, to banish the likes of Ameobi & Faye to the bench for an eternity. Cheers to all who joined us in FLUID for the match, bring on the Mackems, live Sunday 23rd Oct, 8.30pm. HTL!

 

04/10/05 Our very own preview screening of the movie GOAL! was held on Oct 4th at GV Marina. Over 75 NUFC fans attended, packing the cinema with Black & White, joined by ESPN's Football Crazy team who captured the gathering for their show. Oct 5th saw us at the ESPN preview with John Dykes & co, whilst Oct 6th saw our lads featured LIVE on ESPN's Football Crazy. We were also featured in the TODAY news paper on Oct 3rd. Pics of all these & other activities can now be see in the NUFCsg Photo Album. Howay-the-Lads!

 

01/10/05 Portsmouth 0 NUFC 0 An outstanding display from Shay Given earned us an away point on a day when we clearly missed the cutting edge of our new Number 10, earlier ruled out after a dead-leg in training. NUFC relied on in-form winger N'Zogbia for our attacking impetus & the Frenchman almost handed the us the lead just before half-time. But it was Given who ensured another clean sheet & an away point. Cheers to all who joined us in FLUID for the live match, our largest turn-out this season. Check The TODAY Paper on Monday for the article about our gathering. HOWAY-THE-LADS!

 

24/09/05 NUFC 1 Man City 0 Our new Number 10 made it two goals in two games to give us all three points in a tense contest against Manchester City at St James' Park. Owen pounced on a well-weighted pass from Lee Bowyer, after Shearer had won the ball in the air, to poke the ball past keeper David James for his first goal in front of his new home fans. Owen had two more chances before half-time but was thwarted. NUFC held on to move up to 11th (then 10th) in the EPL!

 

19/09/05 Blackburn 0 NUFC 3 We won our 1st game of the season with goals from Alan Shearer, Michael Owen & Charles N'Zogbia. Shearer struck after 62mins to end a league goal drought that stretched back 17 games with a low, rifling free-kick from the edge of the area. Four minutes later Owen climbed high to nod in N'Zogbia's floated cross. Blackburn could not capitalise on Steven Taylor's dismissal for 2 bookings & instead N'Zogbia beat the offside trap for our 3rd. We climb to 14th on 5 points. N'Zogbia our man of the match! Cheers to all who joined us in FLUID for a great night! HTL!

 

10/09/05 NUFC 1 Fulham 1 Our first goal since May 2004 levelled the scores late in the 2nd half after Fulham had taken the lead earlier. Michael Owen making his debut had few chances, but his darting run did win the free-kick that led to our equaliser, Charles N'Zogbia scoring with a curling shot. Both sides hit the bar from free-kicks, Stephen Carr for Newcastle and Claus Jensen for Fulham, while Scott Parker was sent off late in the game for a 2nd bookable offence. We remain in 19th on 2 points, above the Mackems.

 

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31/08/05 Michael Owen & Nobby Solano sign for the Toon! Owen agrees to join NUFC after meeting with Big Al Shearer and NUFC on Tyneside, signing a 4 year contract, the transfer rumoured to be for £17m from Real Madrid, while Jenas departs for Spurs for £9m. Taking the No.10 shirt (even though Shearer offered him his own No.9), Owen is set to make his debut versus Fulham on 10th Sept at St James' Park. Nobby Solano returned in a £1.5m deal to take the No.4 jersey, with James Milner heading in the opposite direction on loan. Nobby has 2 game ban to serve before he plays. HTL-4FJ-4EVER.

 

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We shall never forget

 

28/08/05 NUFC 0 MANU 2 Debut for Luque, and we lost but gave a good effort. A special thank you to all who joined us and observed a minute silence at half-time for our good friend & founding member Fengji. He will always be with us, we are proud of him and his NUFC passion & friendship he gave us all, and pledge to together take this fan club forward in his memory. All are welcome to post tributes in the forum. Take care FJ, we will miss you, and we will never forget you. NUFCsg - 4FJ - 4EVER.

 

26/08/05 Spaniard Albert Luque signs for NUFC subject to a medical after we finally agreed a deal with with Deportivo la Coruna for the Spanish striker/winger. The 27-year-old flew to Tyneside this morning after the Toon agreed an approx. £9.5m transfer fee for the spanish international. Luque could go straight into the team to face Manu on Sunday, so join us at FLUID Bar & Kitchen at Far East Square to watch it, LIVE @ 11pm! Howay-The-Lads!

 

24/08/05 Bolton 2 NUFC 0 We are yet to score a goal this season. A Bowyer shot, headed off the line by Gary Speed, was our best chance. We have just 1 point from our first 3 matches. Bowyer's effort, sweetly struck on the half-volley from inside the area after 6min, proved to be the our only shot on target in the 1st half. After that, it went downhill. Bring on Manu. HTL.

 

20/08/05 NUFC 0 West Ham 0 The Toon were held by West Ham despite the Londoners playing 35mins with 10 men after Konchesky's red card for a foul on Jenas. Steven Taylor & Alan Shearer's lack of communication cost us a good late chance, while Scott Parker wasted a chance to win it in injury time when he ballooned over. Biggest cheer was for the returning Lee Clark, who looked our only dangerous player after he came on. Striking department recruits please Mr Shepherd (which we needed since Bellamy's exit in Jan'05!), else we are in for a seriously rough ride this season.

 

14/08/05 Arsenal 2 NUFC 0 Two late goals saw off our spirited challenge. Henry slotted home from the spot on 81 minutes after Ljungberg was brought down by N'Zogbia, before a 2nd minutes later sealed our defeat. The Toon defended well after Jermaine Jenas received an undeserved straight red card for a challenge on Silva after only 32 mins, but could not hold on, despite some great displays from Given, Boumsong, Emre and Parker which showed real promise. Cheers to all who joined us to watch the match on the huge screen at FLUID. Howay-The-Lads!

 

14/08/05 NUFCsg 2 Arsenal-sg 8 An enjoyable if heavy defeat saw us go down 4-0 in the first half, and then 4-2 in the second after a partial fight back, the loan of one of our keepers to Arsenal proving a very costly gesture. A great attendance by players and spectators (over 30 pax of all ages for NUFCsg) made for a memorable & fun occasion, fully played in a truly friendly spirit. Our thanks to the Arsenal lads for a great game, and a rematch when our full squad is available is being planned. Next up: hopefully the Bayern Munich fans. HTL.!

 

06/08/05 NUFC 5 Yeading 0 We led via Craig Moore's 42min header, but had been otherwise uninspired, bar the classy Emre. Yeading had a goal ruled out for offside, & a late quadruple blast - from James Milner, Emre, & Ameobi (twice) - produced a more respectable scoreline. NUFC now head off to play Bray Wanderers before facing Arsenal on the 14th. Meanwhile NUFCsg are set to play the Arsenal fans here in S'pore on 14th August also, kick-off 11am @ Cantonment Road pitch (Tanjong Pagar), all welcome to join! HTL!

 

03/08/05 NUFC 1 Deportivo La Coruna 2 Our Euro venture ends for another year despite initially taking the lead through James Milner after Bowyer helped on a cross in the 1st half. But Jorge Andrade lofted over Given to level for Deportivo, who then took the lead after an error from Robbie Elliott. Shearer & Ameobi both went close but we could not recover. Parker & Emre both impressed, whilst other new signings Craig Moore & Lee Clark were ineligible to play. Meanwhile Nicky Butt left for Birmingham, as we continue our attempts to bring in new faces.

 

27/07/05 Deportivo La Coruna 2 NUFC 1 Our hopes of winning a UEFA Cup place are alive after a battling performance against Deportivo at the Riazor Stadium. The Toon were beaten by goals in each half from Castro & Andrade but a stunning volley from Bowyer limited the damage. Deportivo provided a stern test for our injury-hit team, but they were unable to put the tie beyond reach. With an away goal we still have a great chance at St James' Park on August 3rd. Howay-the-Lads!

 

NUFC.sg Fantasy League 05/06! NUFCsg invites all members to play in the NUFC.sg Fantasy League. Simply go to http://fantasy.premierleague.com to register. Once you have logged in & entered your team, click on the 'Leagues' link you can find on the the right of the page. Now enter the code 156839-26289 to join the NUFCsg private league. Participation is FREE and only for NUFCsg members. Howay-The-Lads!

 

23/07/05 NUFC 2 ZTS Dubnica 0 Al Shearer's 2nd-half brace gave us a 2-0 win over ZTS Dubnica & a 5-1 aggregate win in the Intertoto Cup quarter-final. Both goals came from powerful headers - the 1st from Milner's corner, the 2nd a Carr cross. Shearer & Milner both went close in the 1st half, with the Dubnica keeper making some good stops. We now face Deportivo La Coruna in a two-legged semi-final, with the 1st leg away in the Riazor stadium on 27 July. Meanwhile Shearer now has 194 NUFC goals. Howay-The-Lads!

 

17/07/05 ZTS Dubnica 1 Newcastle 3 We gain a 1st-leg lead over Slovakian side FK ZTS Dubnica in the Intertoto Cup after scoring two in the first 10 mins. Geordie striker Michael Chopra claimed his 1st goal on 4mins, Shearer got the 2nd three minutes later, forcing the ball in after Charles N'Zogbia's cross. Just before the interval Igor Drzik headed home, but James Milner's clever lob restored our 2 goal lead. The Toon wore a new blue euro kit reminiscent of Greece for the match. HTL!

 

14/07/05 NUFC complete the capture of left sided midfielder Emre from Inter Milan! The 24-year-old Turkey international agreed a 5-year deal & became manager Graeme Souness' second summer addition for a fee of about £4m. Other signings look imminent with NUFC chasing a striker & a defender following Bramble's injury & the sale of Bellamy & Ambrose. The Inter-Toto Cup will see us play FK ZTS Dubnica away on Sunday 17th, Supersports Plus showing it on delayed telecast at 1.00am Monday morning. Howay-The-Lads!

 

06/07/05 London won the 2012 Olympics at the vote here in Singapore, & St James' Park will play a role in the Games.Click here for further details. The news means further improvements & expansion of the great Geordie cathederal on the hill are more likely.

 

03/07/05 NUFCsg 0 Citibank 3. The NUFCsg team turned out for a third rematch with Citibank on a sunny Sunday morning at Alexandra Hospital pitch once again. A five month lay-off saw the lads take a while to find their rythm, conceding two in the 1st half. The 2nd half saw some cohesive play as the team found its shape, and some promising displays all over the pitch. With more match practice, the forthcoming "season" looks promising. Well done to all who turned out in Black & White. Howay-The-Lads!