NUFC 1911/12 - Season Summary


NUFC 1911/12 Squad

Key Stats

Division 13rdChairmanG Milne
FA CupR1 SecretaryF Watt
Attendance25,200Trainer J McPherson
CaptainB McCrackenTop ScorerB Hibbert (14)

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The Magpies were once again Championship contenders despite the fact that the injured Shepherd was out for the whole season.

The directors splashed out a record fee of £1,950 for Bury's Billy Hibbert and he shared the goalscoring duties with Stewart. Another big money arrival was Scotland captain Jimmy Hay who took the place of the retiring McWilliam.

United were top of the pile as the New Year dawned, but they suffered a loss of form and finished 3rd behind Blackburn Rovers and Everton.

Second Division Derby ended the Magpies Cup ambitions with a comfortable 3-0 victory at The Baseball Ground


Competitions



Division 1

2/9/11 A Bolton W 2-0
6/9/11 H Everton W 2-0
9/9/11 H Bradford L 0-2
16/9/11 A W Arsenal L 0-2
23/9/11 H Man City W 1-0
30/9/11 A Everton L 0-2
7/10/11 H WBA D 0-0
14/10/11 A Sunderland W 2-1
21/10/11 H Blackburn W 4-2
28/10/11 A Sheff Wed W 2-1
4/11/11 H Bury W 3-2
11/11/11 A Middlesbrough D 1-1
18/11/11 H Notts County W 3-2
25/11/11 A Tottenham W 2-1
2/12/11 H Manchester Utd L 2-3
9/12/11 A Liverpool W 1-0
16/12/11 H Aston Villa W 6-2
23/12/11 A Preston L 1-2
25/12/11 A Oldham W 4-2
26/12/11 H Sheffield Utd D 2-2
30/12/11 H Bolton W 5-2
1/1/12 A Sheffield Utd L 1-2
20/1/12 H W Arsenal L 1-2
27/1/12 A Man City D 1-1
10/2/12 A WBA L 1-3
17/2/12 H Sunderland W 3-1
24/2/12 H Preston W 1-0
2/3/12 H Sheff Wed L 0-2
9/3/12 A Bury L 1-2
16/3/12 H Middlesbrough L 0-1
23/3/12 A Notts County W 4-1
30/3/12 H Tottenham W 2-0
5/4/12 H Oldham D 1-1
6/4/12 A Manchester Utd W 2-0
9/4/12 A Bradford D 1-1
13/4/12 H Liverpool D 1-1
20/4/12 A Aston Villa L 0-2
27/4/12 A Blackburn D 1-1

After struggling to score in the first few games a run of 6 wins in 7 games during October and November propelled Newcastle into top-spot. They were now scoring freely and had netted 43 goals in 21 games.

A loss of key players through injury and illness precipitated a poor run of form in the first 3 months of 1912 which saw United lose 6 out of 9 games and they dropped down to 3rd.

A 4-1 win at Notts County and a 2-0 win at home to Tottenham returned United to 2nd spot as the Easter Holiday approached and they were only 1 points behind leaders Blackburn although the Lancastrians had two games in hand. Only 1 win in the last 6 games scuppered any chance of glory.

FA Cup

R1 13/1/12 A Derby L 0-3

Second League leaders County had won 10 of their 11 home games and the Magpies were weakened by both injury and illness, however nobody expected them to be so thoroughly outpointed.



Players



Squad

Player A G
Anderson, A 5 1
Blake, S 10
Carr, J 1
Duncan, S 12 1
Finlay, J 8 3
Gibson, R 2
Hay, J 36 7
Hewison, R 1
Hibbert, B 28 14
Higgins, S 15 4
Hudspeth, F 18
Jobey, G 3
Kelly, B 6
Lawrence, J 27
Low, W 36 3
Lowes, T 13 3
McCracken, B 35 3
McTavish, J 1
Metcalf, A 4
Peart, J 8 3
Rutherford, J 24 4
Scott, J 6 1
Sinclair, T 2
Stewart, J 34 14
Thomas, J 1
Veitch, C 6 1
Waugh, B 1
Whitson, T 20
Willis, D 33
Wilson, G 33 2

Squad

Total number of games: 39

Total number of players used: 30

01: Lawrence or Blake (9)

02: McCracken

03: Whitson or Hudspeth

04: Willis

05: Low

06: Hay

07: Rutherford or Duncan

08: Stewart

09: Hibbert or Stewart > Peart

10: Higgins or Hibbert

11: Wilson

Top scorers: Hibbert and Stewart (14) and Hay (7).


Players


Toon In

Thomas John 06/1911 Brighton £25
Wilson Jh 06/1911 Newcastle Bentonians
Hay James 07/1911 Celtic £1,250
Gibson Robert 08/1911 Middlesbrough £50
Hibbert William 10/1911 Bury £1,950
Hardy Stanley 11/1911 Rutherford College £20
Peart Jack 03/1912 Stoke £600
Curry Thomas 04/1912 Ss Parkside £20
Hughes Thomas 04/1912 Wallsend Park Villa £80
Mctavish John 04/1912 Tottenham £650
Little Richard 05/1912 Jarrow Croft £50
Mcdonald John 05/1912 Liverpool £650

Toon Oot

NameDateToFee
Mcwilliam Peter cs/1911 Retired Injured £0
Allan Stanley 05/1911 Wba £150
Liddell Robert 06/1911 Millwall Athletic £150
Randall Charles 09/1911 Arsenal £400
Kelly William 11/1911 Man City £405
Anderson Andrew 05/1912 Third Lanark £100
Gibson Robert 05/1912 Lincoln City £35
Metcalf Arthur 05/1912 Liverpool £150
Sinclair Thomas 05/1912 Released
Thomas John 05/1912 Spennymoor

Strange but Toon



In the 1-1 draw at Maine Road in January Manchester City contrived to miss three penalties.


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