Newcastle 1923/24 - Season Summary


Squad

Key Stats

Division 19th ManagerDirectors Committee
FA CupWon TrainerJ McPherson
Attendance 26,000 CaptainF Hudspeth
ChairmanJP Oliver Top ScorerN Harris (23)

Summary

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After years of FA Cup disappointment Newcastle emerged victorious at Wembley against strong favourites Aston Villa.

It took them eight games to get to Wembley including a famous "four gamer" against Second Division Derby. It was a classic final, won with two goals in the last seven minutes from Seymour and Harris.

League form was indifferent with United spending the vast majority of the season hanging around mid table.

In the last game of the season (a week before the Final) The Magpies lost 6-1 at Villa Park after they put out a reserve side; a decision which cost them a whopping £750 fine.

New arrivals included two more Scots; left-half William Gibson and left-back James Hunter. It was a very experienced side and in some matches the average age topped 32.


Matches

D1 25/8/23 A Arsenal W 4 - 1
D1 29/8/23 H Blackburn W 2 - 1
D1 01/9/23 H Arsenal W 1 - 0
D1 08/9/23 H Sheffield Utd D 2 - 2
D1 12/9/23 H Bolton W 1 - 0
D1 15/9/23 A Sheffield Utd L 1 - 2
D1 17/9/23 A Blackburn L 1 - 2
D1 22/9/23 H Cardiff D 1 - 1
D1 29/9/23 A Cardiff L 0 - 1
D1 06/10/23 A WHU L 0 - 1
D1 13/10/23 H WHU D 0 - 0
D1 20/10/23 A Middlesbrough L 0 - 1
D1 27/10/23 H Middlesbrough W 3 - 2
D1 03/11/23 A Man City D 1 - 1
D1 10/11/23 H Man City W 4 - 1
D1 17/11/23 A Preston W 2 - 1
D1 24/11/23 H Preston W 3 - 1
D1 01/12/23 A Burnley L 2 - 3
D1 08/12/23 H Burnley W 2 - 0
D1 15/12/23 A Sunderland L 2 - 3
D1 22/12/23 H Sunderland L 0 - 2
D1 25/12/23 A Liverpool W 1 - 0
D1 26/12/23 H Liverpool W 2 - 1
D1 29/12/23 A Nottm F D 0 - 0
D1 01/1/24 H Aston Villa W 4 - 1
D1 05/1/24 H Nottm F W 4 - 0
FAC 12/1/24 A Portsmouth W 4 - 2
D1 19/1/24 A Tottenham L 0 - 2
D1 26/1/24 H Tottenham D 2 - 2
FAC 02/2/24 A Derby D 2 - 2
FAC 06/2/24 H Derby D 2 - 2
D1 09/2/24 H Huddersfield L 0 - 1
FAC 11/2/24 A Derby D 2 - 2
FAC 13/2/24 H Derby W 5 - 3
D1 16/2/24 A Notts L 0 - 1
FAC 23/2/24 A Watford W 1 - 0
D1 27/2/24 A Huddersfield D 1 - 1
D1 01/3/24 A Everton D 2 - 2
FAC 08/3/24 H Liverpool W 1 - 0
D1 15/3/24 H WBA D 1 - 1
D1 19/3/24 H Notts L 1 - 2
D1 22/3/24 A WBA D 0 - 0
FAC 29/3/24 N Man City W 2 - 0
D1 02/4/24 H Everton W 3 - 1
D1 05/4/24 A Birmingham L 1 - 4
D1 09/4/24 H Birmingham W 2 - 1
D1 12/4/24 H Chelsea W 2 - 1
D1 18/4/24 A Bolton W 1 - 0
D1 19/4/24 A Chelsea L 0 - 1
D1 21/4/24 A Aston Villa L 1 - 6
FAC 26/4/24 N Aston Villa W 2 - 0

Squad

Player A S G
Aitken B 30 3
Bradley B 25
Clark R 11 1
Clark J 8 1
Cowan W 30 8
Curry T 35
Finlay J 3
Gibson W 28 2
Hampson B 36 1
Harris N 42 23
Hudspeth F 37 3
Hunter J 8
Keating A 7 1
Low J 29 2
Low W 10
MacKenzie R 4
McDonald T 44 12
McIntosh R 17
Mitchell T 9 2
Mooney E 33
Mutch S 26
Roxburgh R 3
Russell S 16
Scott W 1
Seymour S 42 21
Spencer C 25
Thompson F 2 1

Team

01: Bradley > Mutch

02: Hampson

03: Hudspeth

04: McIntosh > Curry

05: Spencer or Mooney

06: Curry > Gibson

07: Low J or Aitken

08: Cowan or dark

09: Harris

10: McDonald

11: Seymour

Toon In

Name Date Club Fee
Cowan William 07/23 Dundee £2,250
Tate Isaac 08/23 Marley Hill £5
Gibson William 11/23 Ayr Utd £2,500
Thompson Frank 11/23 St Peters Albion
Hunter James 01/24 Falkirk £3,500
Dowsey John 03/24 Hunswick Villa £10
Taylor Allan 04/24 Preston Colliery

B Cowan

W Gibson

J Hunter


Toon Oot

Name Date Club Fee
Woods Harry 06/23 Arsenal
Richardson Edward cs/23 Huddersfield
Swan Chris 07/23 Stockport
Clark James 05/24 Leeds Utd £300
Roxburgh Robert 05/24 Blackburn Rovers £375

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