NUFC 1906/07- Season Summary


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1906/07 saw United bounce back in style to reclaim the Championship largely as a result of their brilliant form at St James' where they recorded 18 wins from 19 games (drawing the last game). It is the only season when United have remained unbeaten at home in the top League.

The draw with Sheffield United actually ended a record run of 20 consecutive home victories.

United suffered their first FA Cup giant killing when struggling Southern League club Crystal Palace deservedly won 2-1 at SJP, thus becoming the only side to win on Tyneside that season.

Once again the Tyne-Wear derby broke the attendance record as 56,375 turned up to see the opening match of the season. The average attendance increased by 35% to just over 33,000. A total that would not be bettered until after the War.

Chairman J Cameron
Secretary F Watt
Trainer J McPherson
Captain A Gardner
Top Scorer B Appleyard (17)

Competitions


League Division 1

1/9/06 H Sunderland W 4 - 2
3/9/06 A Sheff Wed D 2 - 2
8/9/06 A Birmingham W 4 - 2
15/9/06 H Everton W 1 - 0
22/9/06 A W Arsenal L 0 - 2
29/9/06 H Sheff Wed W 5 - 1
6/10/06 A Bury L 2 - 3
13/10/06 H Man City W 2 - 0
20/10/06 A Middlesbrough W 3 - 0
27/10/06 H Preston W 2 - 1
3/11/06 A Derby D 0 - 0
10/11/06 A Aston Villa D 0 - 0
17/11/06 H Liverpool W 2 - 0
24/11/06 A Bristol L 1 - 2
1/12/06 H Notts W 4 - 3
8/12/06 A Sheffield Utd D 0 - 0
15/12/06 H Bolton W 4 - 0
22/12/06 A Manchester Utd W 3 - 1
25/12/06 A Blackburn L 0 - 4
26/12/06 A Stoke W 2 - 1
1/1/07 H Derby W 2 - 0
5/1/07 H Birmingham W 2 - 0
19/1/07 A Everton L 0 - 3
26/1/07 H W Arsenal W 1 - 0
2/2/07 H Manchester Utd W 5 - 0
9/2/07 H Bury W 3 - 2
16/2/07 A Man City D 1 - 1
23/2/07 H Middlesbrough W 4 - 0
2/3/07 A Preston D 2 - 2
16/3/07 H Aston Villa W 3 - 2
20/3/07 A Sunderland L 0 - 2
23/3/07 A Liverpool L 1 - 4
29/3/07 H Stoke W 1 - 0
30/3/07 H Bristol W 3 - 0
1/4/07 H Blackburn W 3 - 1
6/4/07 A Notts L 0 - 1
13/4/07 H Sheffield Utd D 0 - 0
20/4/07 A Bolton L 2 - 4

United regained the Championship as a result of their imperious home form In which they won every game except the final one, which they drew. Away from Tyneslde they often disappointed and won only 3 games.

All three of those victories came in the first half of the season and at the end of December United were in 2nd. Significantly they had played four more away games than home games.

Therefore, although they did not win any more away games they took over at the top of the League after thrashing Manchester United 5-0 at the beginning of February. They retained top spot through to the end of the season.


FA Cup

R1 12/1/07 H Crystal Palace L 0 - 1

R1 - United suffered a remarkable defeat aginst Southern League Palace who exhibited splendid pace and stamina and won fairly and squarely.


Players


Squad

Player A G
Aitken A 3
Appleyard B 23 17
Blackburn R 3
Brown H 22 8
Carr J 26
Dodds J 4
Duffy C 7 1
Gardner A 34 1
Gosnell A 27 3
Higgins S 1
Howie J 32 7
Jobey G 1
Kelsey B 2
Kirkaldy J 3 1
Lawrence J 34
Liddell Bob 1
McClarence J 5 2
McCombie A 27
McCracken B 23 1
McWilliam P 33 2
Nicholson B 1
Orr R 20 4
Rutherford J 35 10
Sinclair T 3
Soye J 1
Speedie F 28 10
Veitch C 30 7

Team

Figure in brackets denotes number of players used in position.

01: (3) Lawrence

02: (2) McCombie or McCracken

03: (5) Carr or McCracken

04: (4) Gardner Al?

05: (4) Veitch or Speedie

06: (6) McWilliam

07: (2) Rutherford

08: (3) Howie

09: (5) Appleyard

10: (3) Orr or Brown

11: (4) Gosnell

Toon In

Name Date Club Fee
Rutherford Robert 06/1906 Birtley
Brown Henry 07/1906 Southampton £380
Pudan Albert 07/1906 Bristol R £150
Duffy Chris 08/1906 Middlesbrough
Speedie Finlay 09/1906 Rangers £600
Kelsey William 12/1906 Boldon Star
Ridley James 02/1907 Willington Ath. £50
Sinclair Thomas 03/1907 Rangers £375
Hall Alex 04/1907 Edinburgh St B £200
Willis David 05/1907 Sunderland

Toon Oot

Name Date Club Fee
Watts Charles cs/1906 Retired
Findlay John 06/1906 Vale Of Leven
Tildesly James 09/1906 Middlesbrough £200
Aitken Andrew 10/1906 Middlesbrough £500
Raine James 12/1906 Sunderland
Blake Sydney 05/1906 QPR
Rowlandson Thomas --/1906 Carthusians
Kirkaldy James 05/1907 Released

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