Newcastle 1924/25 - Season Summary


NUFC 1924/25 Squad

Key Stats

Division 16th ManagerDirectors Committee
FA CupR2 TrainerJ McPherson
Attendance 26,000 CaptainF Hudspeth
ChairmanJP Oliver Top ScorerN Harris (20)

Summary

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After a proliferation of draws at the start of the season United went on an excellent run and they were 2nd in the table with only 5 games left, but 4 defeats saw them drop to 6th.

In the FA Cup United were beaten by Leicester in a replay. It was a game which degenerated into a long display of fouls and displays of petulance and positive ill-temper. There was a huge crowd and mounted police were required to keep the crowd off the pitch.

There had already been some recent "history" between Liverpool and Newcastle and when they met at Anfield on St. Valentine's day 3 players were ordered off in a very bad-tempered game. Liverpool's McNab was ordered off first - for kicking Maitland - and then the 'Pudlians also lost Wadsworth who was sent-off along with Newcastle's Urwin. Urwin had been annoyed by a challenge from Wadsworth and threw a clod of mud at him. The Bootle-born hard-man (who once punched a spectator due to his verbal abuse) punched/slapped him in the face in retort. All 3 of them received suspensions.

It wasn't just the players whose behaviour was leaving something to be desired. The Board asked the press to print a plea for supporters to "suppress the foul language at home matches" with a warning that fans caught swearing would face immediate eviction.

Matches

D1 30/8/24 H Huddersfield L 1 - 3
D1 01/9/24 A Blackburn D 1 - 1
D1 06/9/24 A Aston Villa D 0 - 0
D1 08/9/24 A WHU D 0 - 0
D1 10/9/24 H Blackburn W 4 - 0
D1 13/9/24 H Arsenal D 2 - 2
D1 17/9/24 H WHU W 4 - 1
D1 20/9/24 A Man City L 1 - 3
D1 27/9/24 H Bury D 2 - 2
D1 04/10/24 A Nottm F D 1 - 1
D1 11/10/24 H Liverpool D 0 - 0
D1 18/10/24 A Sunderland D 1 - 1
D1 25/10/24 H Cardiff L 1 - 2
D1 01/11/24 A Preston W 1 - 0
D1 08/11/24 H Burnley W 3 - 0
D1 15/11/24 A Leeds Utd D 1 - 1
D1 22/11/24 H Birmingham W 4 - 0
D1 29/11/24 A WBA L 0 - 2
D1 06/12/24 H Tottenham D 1 - 1
D1 13/12/24 A Bolton L 2 - 3
D1 20/12/24 H Notts W 1 - 0
D1 25/12/24 A Everton W 1 - 0
D1 26/12/24 H Everton D 1 - 1
D1 27/12/24 A Huddersfield D 0 - 0
D1 01/1/25 H Sheffield Utd D 0 - 0
D1 03/1/25 H Aston Villa W 4 - 1
FAC 10/1/25 H Hartlepool Utd W 4 - 1
D1 17/1/25 A Arsenal W 2 - 0
D1 24/1/25 H Man City W 2 - 0
FAC 31/1/25 H Leicester D 2 - 2
FAC 05/2/25 A Leicester L 0 - 1
D1 07/2/25 H Nottm F W 4 - 1
D1 11/2/25 A Bury D 0 - 0
D1 14/2/25 A Liverpool D 1 - 1
D1 21/2/25 H Sunderland W 2 - 0
D1 28/2/25 A Cardiff L 0 - 3
D1 07/3/25 H Preston W 3 - 1
D1 14/3/25 A Burnley W 3 - 1
D1 21/3/25 H Leeds Utd W 4 - 1
D1 28/3/25 A Birmingham D 1 - 1
D1 04/4/25 H WBA L 0 - 1
D1 11/4/25 A Tottenham L 0 - 3
D1 13/4/25 A Sheffield Utd W 2 - 1
D1 18/4/25 H Bolton L 0 - 1
D1 25/4/25 A Notts L 0 - 2

Squad

Player A G
Bradley B 39
Clark B 18 4
Cowan W 38 12
Curry T 18
Gibson W 37
Hampson B 32
Harris N 36 20
Hudspeth F 37 1
Hunter J 4
Keating A 5 2
Loughlin J 1
Low J 17 2
MacKenzie R 26 1
Maitland A 11
McDonald T 36 13
Mitchell T 4
Mooney E 16 1
Mutch S 2
Russell S 6
Seymour S 38
Spencer C 38
Tate Is 4
Urwin T 32

Team

01: Bradley

02: Hampson

03: Hudspeth

04: Mooney > McKenzie

05: Spencer

06: Gibson

07: Urwin

08: Cowan or Clark

09: Harris

10: McDonald or Cowan

11: Seymour

Toon In

Name Date Club Fee
Urwin Tommy 08/24 Middlesbrough £3,200
Maitland Alfred 10/24 Middlesbrough £1,000
Loughlin James 11/24 Darlington RA £125
Park Oswald 11/24 Darlington RA £125
Boyd James 05/25 Edinburgh St. Bernards £600

J Loughlin

A Maitland

T Urwin: 32 - 4


Toon Oot

Name Date Club Fee
Aitken William 06/24 Preston £1,000
Low Wilfred 06/24 Retired
Mcintosh Robert 10/24 Stockport £500
Mutch Alex /24 Retired (inj)
Hunter James 05/1925 New Bedford
Russel Samuel 05/25 Shelbourne


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