NUFC 1910/11 - Season Summary


NUFC 1910/11 Squad

Key Stats

Division 18thChairmanJ Lunn
FA CupFin SecretaryF Watt
Attendance25,700Trainer J McPherson
CaptainC VeitchTop ScorerA Shepherd (33)

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For the fifth time in seven seasons United reached the FA Cup Final and for the fourth time they lost at the Palace; this time their conquerors were Bradford.

The Bantams had entered the League in the same year that United reached their first Final and were promoted in 1907/08. Early in the season United had thrashed them 6-1 at home, but a couple of weeks before their Palace showdown Bradford won the return 1-0.

An eighth place finish in the League was the worst for eight years. The team just couldn't put together a consistent set of results; failing to win more than two games in a row all season. As a result they rarely looked capable of challenging for the Championship.

Shepherd was still scoring regularly and finished as the League's top scorer but as in the previous campaign there were not enough goals coming from other members of the team.


Competitions



Division 1

1/9/10 A Sunderland L 1-2
3/9/10 H Bristol L 0-1
10/9/10 A Oldham W 2-0
17/9/10 A Tottenham W 2-1
24/9/10 H Middlesbrough D 0-0
1/10/10 A Preston L 1-2
8/10/10 H Notts W 2-0
15/10/10 A Manchester Utd L 0-2
22/10/10 H Liverpool W 6-1
29/10/10 A Bury D 1-1
5/11/10 H Sheffield Utd D 1-1
12/11/10 A Aston Villa L 2-3
19/11/10 H Sunderland D 1-1
26/11/10 A W Arsenal W 2-1
3/12/10 H Bradford W 6-1
10/12/10 A Blackburn L 1-3
17/12/10 H Nottm F W 4-1
24/12/10 A Man City L 0-2
26/12/10 H Everton W 1-0
27/12/10 A Sheff Wed W 2-0
31/12/10 A Bristol L 0-1
2/1/11 A Everton W 5-1
3/1/11 H Preston D 1-1
7/1/11 H Oldham W 3-0
21/1/11 H Tottenham D 1-1
28/1/11 A Middlesbrough W 2-0
11/2/11 A Notts D 2-2
18/2/11 H Manchester Utd L 0-1
27/2/11 A Liverpool L 0-3
4/3/11 H Bury W 5-1
18/3/11 H Aston Villa W 1-0
1/4/11 H W Arsenal L 0-1
3/4/11 A Sheffield Utd D 0-0
5/4/11 A Nottm F W 1-0
8/4/11 A Bradford L 0-1
14/4/11 H Sheff Wed L 0-2
15/4/11 H Blackburn D 2-2
29/4/11 H Man City D 3-3

United finished in a disappointing 8th; which was the lowest finish since 1902/03. They never won or lost more than two games in a row and were in upper-mid-table for virtually the whole campaign.

They were let down by their home form where they only won 8 games, the lowest number in the club's history up to that point.


FA Cup

R1 14/1/11 H Bury W 6-1
R2 4/2/11 H Northampton D 1-1
R2r 8/2/11 A Northampton W 1-0
R3 25/2/11 H Hull W 3-2
QF 13/3/11 H Derby W 4-0
SF 25/3/11 N Chelsea W 3-0
Fin 22/4/11 N Bradford D 0-0
Finr 26/4/11 N Bradford L 0-1

United suffered serious blows when they lost stars Shepherd and McWilliam before the Final. The match itself was dire; with both teams failing to cope with the windy conditions. Newcastle were the better team, but failed to take any of the few decent chances they created.

In the replay The Novocastrians opened brightly and rained shots in on the Bradford citadel. But after 15 minutes an innocuous lobbed ball got caught in the wind causing confusion in the United defence. Lawrence failed to collect allowing Spiers to score in City's first meaningful attack.

Despite the fact that United continued to dominate possession, Bradford defended in numbers and United could not find a way through.



Players



Squad

Player A G
Allan, S 2
Anderson, A 19
Carr, J 6
Duncan, S 26 6
Finlay, J 18
Hewison, Robert 2
Higgins, S 34 9
Howie, J 3
Hudspeth, Frank 12
Jobey, G 9
Lawrence, J 44
Low, W 39 1
McCracken, B 38 1
McWilliam, P 22 1
Metcalf, A 4 2
Randall, C 16 5
Ridley, J 3 1
Rutherford, J 20 2
Scott, John 1
Shepherd, A 38 33
Sinclair, T 2
Stewart, J 37 13
Veitch, C 34 1
Waugh, B 2
Whitson, T 34
Willis, D 14 2
Wilson, G 27 2

Team

Total number of games: 46

Total number of players used: 27

01: Lawrence

02: McCracken

03: Whitson or Hudspeth

04: Veitch

05: Low

06: McWilliam or Finlay

07: Rutherford or Duncan

08: Higgins or Stewart

09: Shepherd

10: Stewart or Randall

11: Wilson or Anderson

Top scorers: Shepherd (33), Stewart (13) and Higgins (9).


Players


Toon In

Lowes Thomas 09/1910 Wallsend Park Villa £25
Grey Thomas 10/1910
Fleming James 04/1911 Edinburgh St Bernards £250
Kelly William 05/1911 Watford £200

Toon Oot

NameDateToFee
Gosnell Albert 07/1910 Tottenham £100
Thompson H 10/1910 C Palace
Blanthorne Robert 12/1910 Hartlepool
Howie James 12/1910 Huddersfield £675
Gardner Alex nn/1910 Retired £0
Ridley James 02/1911 Nottm F £150
Allan Stanley 05/1911 Wba £150

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