NUFC 1907/08- Season Summary


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It was back down to 4th in 1907/08 as United's form faltered from Christmas onwards as they won only five of the last twenty matches.

The defeat at home to Manchester United in October was the team's first League reverse at SJP since November 1905; a record run of 31 games. Amazingly the run ended in style as the 1-6 defeat is one of United's worst ever home results.

The 8-0 home victory over Birmingham a month after the Manchester mauling was the third time in six years that Newcastle had beaten a team by eight goals in Division 1; a feat that has never been equalled again since.

Despite their League disappointments the side reached the FA Cup Final for the third time in four years. This time they were matched against Wolves, a mid-table Second Division side. Not surprisingly United were overwhelming favourites. But once again Newcastle's footballing "scientists" flopped and floundered against their faster and more determined opponents.

The average attendance dropped by 3,000.

United broke their transfer record again when they paid out £1,600 to sign Scottish international outside-left George Wilson.

Chairman J Cameron
Secretary F Watt
Trainer J McPherson
Captain A Gardner
Top Scorer B Appleyard (22)
Newcastle v Nottm. Forest

Competitions


League Division 1

4/9/07 H Notts D 1 - 1
7/9/07 A Sheff Wed L 1 - 3
14/9/07 H Chelsea W 1 - 0
21/9/07 A Bristol D 1 - 1
23/9/07 A Chelsea L 0 - 2
28/9/07 H Nottm F W 3 - 0
5/10/07 A Notts W 1 - 0
12/10/07 H Manchester Utd L 1 - 6
19/10/07 A Man City L 0 - 1
26/10/07 H Blackburn W 3 - 0
2/11/07 A Preston L 0 - 2
9/11/07 H Bolton W 3 - 0
16/11/07 A Bury W 2 - 1
23/11/07 H Birmingham W 8 - 0
30/11/07 A Aston Villa D 3 - 3
7/12/07 H Everton W 2 - 1
14/12/07 A Liverpool W 5 - 1
21/12/07 A Sunderland W 4 - 2
25/12/07 A W Arsenal D 2 - 2
26/12/07 H Sheffield Utd L 2 - 3
28/12/07 H Middlesbrough D 1 - 1
1/1/08 A Sheffield Utd D 1 - 1
4/1/08 H Sheff Wed W 2 - 1
18/1/08 H Bristol W 2 - 0
25/1/08 A Nottm F D 0 - 0
8/2/08 A Manchester Utd D 1 - 1
15/2/08 H Man City D 1 - 1
11/3/08 H Preston D 0 - 0
14/3/08 H Bury W 3 - 0
21/3/08 A Birmingham D 1 - 1
23/3/08 A Blackburn D 1 - 1
1/4/08 A Bolton L 0 - 4
4/4/08 A Everton L 0 - 2
8/4/08 H Aston Villa L 2 - 5
11/4/08 H Liverpool W 3 - 1
17/4/08 H W Arsenal W 2 - 1
18/4/08 H Sunderland L 1 - 3
20/4/08 A Middlesbrough L 1 - 2

United made a disappointing start to their title defence and when a sensational 6-1 home hammering by Manchester United was followed by another loss to the blue citizens of Manchester they were in 14th (with almost quarter of the season gone).

A run of 7 wins from 9 up to Christmas (which Included an 8-0 thrashing of Birmingham and a 5-1 victory at Anfield) propelled Newcastle up to 2nd and they were looking like title-contenders again.

However, they recorded only 5 wins In the last 20 games and finished 10 points behind runaway. leaders Manchester United.


FA Cup

R1 11/1/08 H Nottm F W 2 - 0
R2 1/2/08 H WHU W 2 - 0
R3 22/2/08 H Liverpool W 3 - 1
QF 7/3/08 H Grimsby W 5 - 1
SF 28/3/08 N Fulham W 6 - 0
Fin 25/4/08 N Wolves L 1 - 3

R1 - Forest have been struggling in the League but they give United a tough game on a dangerously hard pitch.

R2 - West Ham survived a strong wind and a Newcastle onslaught in the first-half, but at the start of the second period they lost custodian Kitchen, even then United failed to score until the last 15 minutes.

Despite being the more aggressive side United's famed smooth-running "machinery" broke down against a worrying opposition.


Players


Squad

Player A G
Appleyard B 29 22
Blackburn R 2
Brown H 2
Brown N 1
Carr J 13
Duffy C 9
Duncan S 4
Gardner A 41 3
Gosnell A 8
Hall A 6 2
Hedley G 1
Higgins S 12 2
Howie J 29 13
Hughes W 1
Jobey G 4 1
Lawrence J 44
Liddell B 1
McClarence J 6 2
McCombie A 18
McCormack J 2 1
McCracken B 27
McCulloch A 1
McWilliam P 36 1
Orr R 19 5
Pudan D 27
Ridley J 7
Rutherford J 25 15
Soye J 6 2
Speedie F 31 4
Veitch C 29 3
Whitson T 2
Willis D 23 1
Wilson G 18 6
own goals 1

Team

Figure in brackets denotes number of players used in position.

01: (1) Lawrence

02: (5) McCombie or McCracken

03: (4) Carr or Pudan

04: (7) Gardner AI?

05: (5) Veitch

06: (5) McWilliam > Willis

07: (6) Rutherford

08: (4) Howie or Higgins

09: (6) Appleyard

10: (6) Orr > Speedie

11: (6) Duffy > Wilson

Toon In

Name Date Club Fee
Waugh Robert 06/1907 Newcastle Bentonians
Niblo Thomas 08/1907 Watford
Wilson George 11/1907 Everton £1600
Brown Noel 12/1907 Newcastle Bohemians
Grey Thomas 01/1908 Bedlington Utd. £70
Mcculloch Alex 02/1908 Middlesbrough £200
Duncan Adam 03/1908 Dumbarton £150
Hewison Robert 03/1908 Whitley Athletic
Hughes William 03/1908 Rhyl Athletic
Randall Charles 04/1908 Hobson Wand £5
Anderson Andrew 05/1908 St Mirren £350
Blanthorne Robert 05/1908 Grimsby £350
Thompson Henry 05/1908 North Shields Ath £50

Toon Oot

Name Date Club Fee
Nicholson Benjamin 06/1907 Luton
Brown Henry 10/1907 Bradford Park Ave £250
Hardinge Harold 12/1907 Sheff Utd £350
Rutherford Robert cs/1907 Released
Hall Alex 02/1908 Dundee £200
Mcclarence Joseph 03/1908 Bolton £350
Mccormack John 04/1908 Everton £250
Orr Ronald 04/1908 Liverpool £350
Duffy Chris 05/1908 Bury £100
Grey Thomas 05/1908 Morpeth Harriers

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