Newcastle United 1912/13 - Season Summary


Division 114thChairmanG Milne
FA CupQF SecretaryF Watt
Attendance25,600Trainer J McPherson
CaptainB McCrackenTop ScorerJ Stewart (9)

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The Magpies' Edwardian dominance was at an end as they suffered their worst League season since 1901/02.

With Albert Shepherd still not fit (he only played eight games) United struggled up front and only managed 47 goals (the fourth worst) with Jimmy Stewart top scorer with a mere 9.

And despite the fact they had the fourth best defence (also 47 goals) the lack of power upfront meant a lowly fourteenth place.

The directorate certainly threw money at the problem with over £2,000 being invested in McDonald, McTavish and Peart amongst others, but they only managed a dozen goals between them.

The season started well enough and a 6-0 thrashing of Everton secured 2nd place at the end of October, but a disastrous run saw them tumble into mid-table by the end of the year and they remained marooned there.

It was left to the FA Cup to provide some excitement in which they reached the Quarter-Final only to lose to Sunderland.

Despite the decline in fortunes the average attendance climbed by just over 3,000


Competitions



Division 1

United ended up in 14th; their worst finish for ten years.

After the first couple of months Newcastle were in 2nd after a decent start to the season which included a 6-0 win at Everton.

But by the end of the year the Magpies had fallen to 12th after a run of 8 defeats in 10 games.

Although their home form improved in the New Year their away performances continued to be poor. However, it was United's form on Tyneside which let them down overall as they only won 2 more games than they lost.

2/9/12 A Bolton W 2-1
7/9/12 H Sunderland D 1-1
11/9/12 H Bolton W 2-1
14/9/12 A Oldham L 0-1
21/9/12 H Chelsea W 3-2
28/9/12 A W Arsenal D 1-1
5/10/12 H Bradford D 1-1
12/10/12 A Man City W 1-0
19/10/12 H WBA D 1-1
26/10/12 A Everton W 6-0
2/11/12 H Sheff Wed W 1-0
9/11/12 A Blackburn L 0-2
16/11/12 H Derby L 2-4
23/11/12 A Tottenham L 0-1
30/11/12 H Middlesbrough W 3-1
7/12/12 A Notts W 1-0
14/12/12 H Manchester Utd L 1-3
21/12/12 A Aston Villa L 1-3
25/12/12 H Sheffield Utd L 1-2
26/12/12 A Liverpool L 1-2
28/12/12 A Sunderland L 0-2
30/12/12 A Sheffield Utd D 1-1
1/1/13 H Liverpool D 0-0
4/1/13 H Oldham W 4-1
18/1/13 A Chelsea L 0-1
25/1/13 H W Arsenal W 3-1
8/2/13 A Bradford L 0-2
15/2/13 H Man City L 0-1
1/3/13 H Everton W 2-0
15/3/13 H Blackburn L 0-1
22/3/13 A Derby L 1-2
29/3/13 H Tottenham W 3-0
5/4/13 A Middlesbrough D 0-0
9/4/13 A WBA L 0-1
12/4/13 H Notts D 0-0
14/4/13 A Sheff Wed W 2-1
19/4/13 A Manchester Utd L 0-3
26/4/13 H Aston Villa L 2-3
W D L F A Pts
01 Sunderland 25 4 9 86 43 54
02 Aston Villa 19 12 7 86 52 50
03 The Wednesday 21 7 10 75 55 49
04 Manchester United 19 8 11 69 43 46
05 Blackburn Rovers 16 13 9 79 43 45
06 Manchester City 18 8 12 53 37 44
07 Derby County 17 8 13 69 66 42
08 Bolton Wanderers 16 10 12 62 63 42
09 Oldham Athletic 14 14 10 50 55 42
10 West Bromwich Albion 13 12 13 57 50 38
11 Everton 15 7 16 48 54 37
12 Liverpool 16 5 17 61 71 37
13 Bradford City 12 11 15 50 60 35
14 Newcastle United 13 8 17 47 47 34
15 Sheffield United 14 6 18 56 70 34
16 Middlesbrough 11 10 17 55 69 32
17 Tottenham Hotspur 12 6 20 45 72 30
18 Chelsea 11 6 21 51 73 28
19 Notts County 7 9 22 28 56 23
20 Woolwich Arsenal 3 12 23 26 74 18

FA Cup
R1 16/1/13 H Bradford W 1-0
R2 1/2/13 A Hull D 0-0
R2r 5/2/13 H Hull W 3-0
R3 22/2/13 A Liverpool D 1-1
R3r 26/2/13 H Liverpool W 1-0
QF 8/3/13 A Sunderland D 0-0
QFr 12/3/13 H Sunderland D 2-2
QFr2 17/3/13 H Sunderland L 0-3

United struggled past lower league opposition in Bradford and Hull (after a replay) before also requiring a second game to knock-out Liverpool.

In the last eight they met champions elect Sunderland and gave a good account of themselves in forcing two draws before The Wearsiders won the Second Replay.



Players



Squad
Player A G
Alderson, J 1
Blake, S 1
Cooper, E 9 1
Duncan, S 9
Finlay, J 17
Fleming, J 4
Hay, J 39 1
Hewison, R 22
Hibbert, B 29 4
Higgins, S 20 8
Hudspeth, F 35 6
Hughes, T 2
Jobey, G 15
Lawrence, J 42
Little, D 2
Low, W 39 2
Lowes, T 1
McCracken, B 35
McDonald, J 24 2
McTavish, J 38 7
Peart, J 9 3
Rutherford, J 25 3
Scott, J 1
Shepherd, A 8 3
Stewart, J 20 9
Veitch, C 12 2
Whitson, T 12
Willis, D 2
Wilson, G 31 4
Wilson, J 2
Team

Total number of games: 46

Total number of players used: 30

01: Lawrence

02: McCracken

03: Hudspeth or Whitson

04: Hewison or Veitch

05: Low

06: Hay or Finlay

07: Rutherford or Duncan or Cooper

08: McTavish

09: Higgins or Peart or Shepherd or Hibbert

10: Wilson or Stewart

11: McDonald or Stewart

Top scorers: Stewart (9), Higgins (8) and McTavish (7).


Players


Toon In
Alderson John 2/1913 Shildon Ath £30
Cooper Edward 3/1913 Glossop £1,375
Pyke George 3/1913 Rutherford College £20
Spink James 3/1913 Craghead U
Goodwill Thomas 5/1913 Seaton Delavel £100
Hall Thomas 5/1913 Sunderland £425
E Cooper
J Spink
T Goodwill

Toon Oot
NameDateToFee
Waugh Robert 08/1912 Derby £100
Carr John /1912 Retired
Peart John 02/1913 Notts County £600
Duncan Adam 05/1913 Rangers £600
Fleming James 05/1913 Tottenham £300
Jobey George 05/1913 W Arsenal £500
Scott John 05/1913 Grimsby £50
Willis David 05/1913 Reading

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