Newcastle 1920/21 - Season Summary


NUFC 1920/21 Squad

Key Stats

Division 15th ManagerDirectors Committee
FA CupR3 TrainerJ McPherson
Attendance 41,200 CaptainW Low
ChairmanJP Oliver Top ScorerN Harris (19)

Summary

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In an effort to boost United's forward power the front line was completely revamped with Neil Harris, Stan Seymour and Billy Aitken all arriving from Scotland during the Summer. With Rob McIntosh also joining, United had spent almost £10,000; a colossal amount.

It was money well spent as the Magpies scored 50% more goals than in the previous campaign.

United's new strikeforce quickly clicked into gear and after a fantastic run of eight wins in nine matches United were top of the pile by mid October. This purple patch included a 6-1 drubbing of Sunderland at SJP; the Magpies' equal best ever victory over their local rivals.

At the end of February United were in 2nd although they were six points behind eventual Champions Burnley. However only three wins out of the last thirteen games resulted in a 5th place finish.

Attendances continued their remarkable rise with the average climbing another 4,000 and a new record gate of 62,073 recorded for the FA Cup tie with Liverpool. All this despite the fact that the minimum admission price had been doubled to 1 shilling.

Newcastle beat the 'pudlians in the 2nd Round tie but lost to their Liverpool neighbours in the next round.



Matches

D1 28/8/20 H WBA D 1 - 1
D1 01/9/20 A Everton L 1 - 3
D1 04/9/20 A WBA D 0 - 0
D1 08/9/20 H Everton W 2 - 0
D1 11/9/20 H Preston W 4 - 2
D1 18/9/20 A Preston L 2 - 3
D1 25/9/20 H Sheffield Utd W 3 - 0
D1 02/10/20 A Sheffield Utd W 3 - 0
D1 09/10/20 H Sunderland W 6 - 1
D1 16/10/20 A Sunderland W 2 - 0
D1 23/10/20 H Bradford PA W 2 - 1
D1 30/10/20 A Bradford PA W 2 - 0
D1 06/11/20 H Burnley L 1 - 2
D1 13/11/20 A Burnley L 1 - 3
D1 20/11/20 H Liverpool W 2 - 0
D1 27/11/20 A Liverpool W 1 - 0
D1 04/12/20 H Aston Villa W 2 - 1
D1 11/12/20 A Aston Villa D 0 - 0
D1 18/12/20 A Manchester Utd L 0 - 2
D1 25/12/20 H Tottenham D 1 - 1
D1 27/12/20 A Tottenham L 0 - 2
D1 01/1/21 H Manchester Utd W 6 - 3
FAC 08/1/21 H Nottm F D 1 - 1
FAC 12/1/21 H Nottm F W 2 - 0
D1 15/1/21 H Bradford W 4 - 0
D1 22/1/21 A Bradford D 1 - 1
FAC 29/1/21 H Liverpool W 1 - 0
D1 05/2/21 A Chelsea L 0 - 2
D1 09/2/21 H Chelsea W 1 - 0
D1 12/2/21 H Huddersfield W 1 - 0
FAC 19/2/21 A Everton L 0 - 3
D1 23/2/21 A Huddersfield W 3 - 1
D1 26/2/21 H Middlesbrough W 2 - 0
D1 05/3/21 A Middlesbrough D 0 - 0
D1 12/3/21 H Blackburn L 1 - 2
D1 19/3/21 A Blackburn D 3 - 3
D1 25/3/21 H Oldham L 1 - 2
D1 26/3/21 A Derby W 1 - 0
D1 28/3/21 A Oldham D 0 - 0
D1 02/4/21 H Derby L 0 - 1
D1 09/4/21 A Bolton L 1 - 3
D1 16/4/21 H Bolton W 1 - 0
D1 23/4/21 A Arsenal D 1 - 1
D1 30/4/21 H Arsenal W 1 - 0
D1 02/5/21 A Man City L 1 - 3
D1 07/5/21 H Man City D 1 - 1

Squad

Player A G
Aitken B 38 3
Curry T 24 1
Dixon E 12 1
Finlay J 29 1
Gray A 2
Hagan A 3 2
Hampson B 25
Harris N 37 19
Hudspeth F 32 1
King J 12 2
Lawrence J 46
Low W 38
McCracken B 34
McDonald T 13 2
McIntosh R 33
Mitchell T 1
Mooney E 14
Phillipson T 5 1
Pyke G 7 3
Ramsay A 3
Roxburgh R 1
Russell S 1
Seymour S 33 10
Smailes A 38 18
Ward T 25 5
own goals 1

Team

01: Lawrence

02: McCracken or Hampson

03: Hudspeth or Hampson

04: McIntosh

05: Low

06: Finlay

07: Aitken

08: Ward

09: Harris

10: Smailes

11: McDonald/Seymour


Newcastle v Middlesbrough
Newcastle v Chelsea

Toon In

Name Date Club Fee
Mcintosh Robert 07/1920 Dundee £1,250
Russel Samuel 08/1920 Distillery £300
Gray Andrew 10/1920 Jesmond Villa £10
Roxburgh Robert 11/1920 Morpeth Comrades £50
Mcdonald Thomas 03/1921 Rangers £2,000
Paton Harry 05/1921 Clydebank £410
Woods Harold 05/1921 South Shields £2,800
T McDonald
R McIntosh
H Woods

Toon Oot

Name Date Club Fee
Mellor William 06/1920 Released
Best Jeremiah 07/1920 Leeds Utd £100
Cooper Edward 07/1920 Notts. C. £500
Henderson James 1920 Scotswood Free
Rainne Alex 07/1920 Darlington £15
Robinson Ray 08/1920 Sunderland £750
Booth Curtis 09/1920 Norwich City £800
Bertram William 05/1921 Norwich City £150
Phillipson Thomas 05/1921 Swindon £500

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