NUFC 1909/10- Season Summary


NUFC 1909/10 Diary NUFC 1909/10 Squad
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United reached the FA Cup final for the fourth time in six seasons and finaly they won. As in 1908 they faced Second Division opposition in Barnsley and once again they failed to win at Sydenham. But this time they got a draw and adopted a much more physical approach to win 2-0 in the replay.

Albert Shepherd got both the goals in the replay and thus became the first United player to top the 30 goal mark in a season. Four of his goals came in the first half of the match at Liverpool but he still ended up on the losing side as the scousers came back from a 5-2 interval deficit to win 6-5.

A comparatively disappointing League campaign saw United fail to win on a consistent basis and finish in 4th for the fourth time in six seasons.

Attendances dropped slightly but United were still a great draw and the match at Chelsea attracted a new League record attendance of 70,000

Chairman J Lunn
Secretary F Watt
Trainer J McPherson
Captain C Veitch
Top Scorer A Shepherd (31)
Newcastle v Fuiham

Competitions


League Division 1

1/9/09 H Bolton W 1 - 0
4/9/09 A Blackburn L 0 - 2
6/9/09 A Everton W 4 - 1
7/9/09 A Bolton W 4 - 0
11/9/09 H Nottm F L 1 - 2
18/9/09 A Sunderland W 2 - 0
25/9/09 H Everton L 1 - 2
2/10/09 A Manchester Utd D 1 - 1
9/10/09 H Bradford W 1 - 0
16/10/09 A Sheff Wed L 1 - 3
23/10/09 H Bristol W 3 - 1
30/10/09 A Bury W 2 - 1
6/11/09 H Tottenham W 1 - 0
13/11/09 A Preston L 0 - 4
20/11/09 H Notts L 1 - 3
27/11/09 H Middlesbrough W 2 - 0
4/12/09 A Liverpool L 5 - 6
11/12/09 H Aston Villa W 1 - 0
18/12/09 A Sheffield Utd L 0 - 4
25/12/09 A W Arsenal W 3 - 0
27/12/09 A Chelsea L 1 - 2
1/1/10 H Chelsea W 1 - 0
3/1/10 H Preston W 5 - 2
8/1/10 H Blackburn W 4 - 1
22/1/10 A Nottm F W 1 - 0
12/2/10 H Manchester Utd L 3 - 4
26/2/10 H Sheff Wed W 3 - 1
9/3/10 A Bradford D 3 - 3
12/3/10 H Bury D 2 - 2
19/3/10 A Tottenham W 4 - 0
25/3/10 H W Arsenal D 1 - 1
2/4/10 A Notts D 2 - 2
9/4/10 A Middlesbrough D 1 - 1
13/4/10 H Sunderland W 1 - 0
16/4/10 H Liverpool L 1 - 3
25/4/10 A Bristol W 3 - 0
27/4/10 A Aston Villa L 0 - 4
30/4/10 H Sheffield Utd D 0 - 0

FA Cup

R1 15/1/10 A Stoke D 1 - 1
R1r 19/1/10 H Stoke W 2 - 1
R2 5/2/10 H Fulham W 4 - 0
R3 19/2/10 H Blackburn W 3 - 1
QF 5/3/10 H Leicester Fosse W 3 - 0
SF 26/3/10 N Swindon W 2 - 0
Fin 23/4/10 N Barnsley D 1 - 1
Finr 28/4/10 N Barnsley W 2 - 0

R1 - Despite an early goal United failed to adapt their style for playing on a morass and needed a replay to secure their passage.

R2 - The Magpies dispensed with their short-passing and played a powerful, thrusting game on a swamp-like pitch.

R3 - As in the previous Round the Magpies didn't waste time with a short-passing game and they swung the ball about with strong, accurate kicks and won comfortably.

QF - On another very heavy and treacherous ground it was a hard, open game of football. Newcastle were in top form and there was no club in the country playing better.

SF - Both sides struggled with a hard ground and lively ball but as the game settled United mastered their opponents in what was a game of bustle against science.

Although the Magpies failed to win at Crystal Palace for the third time in six years; they finally won the Cup with a much better performance at Goodison Park.


Players


Squad

Player A G
Allan S 4
Anderson A 19 1
Blake S 3
Carr J 10
Duncan S 14 2
Finlay J 11 1
Gosnell A 8
Higgins S 24 9
Howie J 33 10
Jobey G 11
Lawrence J 42
Liddell B 5 1
Low W 31
McCombie A 2
McCracken B 36 1
McWilliam P 31 2
Metcalf A 4
Randall C 2 1
Ridley J 2
Rutherford J 31 12
Shepherd A 36 31
Sinclair T 1
Stewart J 20 9
Thompson H 2
Veitch C 32 1
Waugh B 8 1
Whitson T 33
Willis D 14
Wilson G 37 5
own goals 1

Team

Figure in brackets denotes number of players used in position.

01: (3) Lawrence

02: (4) McCracken

03: (4) Whitson

04: (5)Jobey > Veitch or Wltlis

05: (3) Veitch > Low

06: (4) McWllliam > Wlllis

07: (3) Rutherford or Duncan

08: (5) Howie or Stewart

09: (4) Shepherd

10: (4) Wilson

11: (4) Anderson or Wilson or Gosnell

Toon In

Name Date Club Fee
Hudspeth Frank 03/1910 North Shields Ath £100
Scott John 05/1910 Wallsend Slipway £25

Toon Oot

Name Date Club Fee
Brown Noel cs/1909 Newcastle Bohemians
Hughes William 03/1910 Huddersfield £37
Mccombie Andrew 04/1910 Retired

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