NUFC 1925/26 - Season Summary


NUFC 1925/26 Squad

Key Stats

Division 110th ManagerDirectors Committee
FA CupR5 TrainerJ McPherson
Attendance 29,862 CaptainF Hudspeth
ChairmanJP Oliver Top ScorerH Gallagher (25)

Summary

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The economy was in dire straits but United were in bullish mood in the transfer market and splashed out an amazing £14,000 in the twelve month up until the end of the 1925/26 campaign.

Among the many signings the biggest outlays were for Albert Chandler, Lawrence Crown and (in December) a little Scotsman called Hughie for a British record £6,500.

With the offside rule changed there were goals galore and many high scoring games. During a four week period at the start of the season United lost 7-1 at home to Blackburn before beating Arsenal 7-0.

Those results were significant because after the Rovers loss United adopted a new 3-2-5 formation (2-3-5 had been the standard for years). And after their defeat at SJP The Gunners also adopted the same tactics. Arsenal's mastery of the new tactical approach saw it adopted throughout the game.

It was a topsy turvy season in which United struggled to maintain any consistency; they only managed to win two games in a row on two occasions all season.

A side from the Second Division again proved to be United's undoing in the FA Cup with struggling Clapton Orient recording a shock victory.

But the signing of the much sought after Gallagher who notched 25 goals in 22 games captured the imagination of the Tyneside public and offered hope of better days to come.


Matches

D1 29/8/25 A Bolton D 2 - 2
D1 05/9/25 H Notts W 6 - 3
D1 09/9/25 H Blackburn L 1 - 7
D1 12/9/25 A Aston Villa D 2 - 2
D1 16/9/25 A Leeds Utd L 0 - 2
D1 19/9/25 H Leicester W 3 - 2
D1 26/9/25 A WHU L 0 - 1
D1 03/10/25 H Arsenal W 7 - 0
D1 10/10/25 A Manchester Utd L 1 - 2
D1 12/10/25 A Blackburn W 2 - 1
D1 17/10/25 H Sunderland D 0 - 0
D1 24/10/25 A Huddersfield W 1 - 0
D1 31/10/25 H Birmingham L 1 - 3
D1 07/11/25 A Bury D 1 - 1
D1 14/11/25 H Tottenham W 3 - 1
D1 21/11/25 A Cardiff D 0 - 0
D1 05/12/25 A WBA L 0 - 4
D1 09/12/25 H Sheffield Utd W 3 - 1
D1 12/12/25 H Everton D 3 - 3
D1 19/12/25 A Man City D 2 - 2
D1 25/12/25 A Liverpool L 3 - 6
D1 26/12/25 H Liverpool W 3 - 0
D1 01/1/26 H Burnley L 1 - 3
D1 02/1/26 H Bolton W 5 - 1
FAC 09/1/26 H Aberdare W 4 - 1
D1 16/1/26 A Notts W 3 - 1
D1 23/1/26 H Aston Villa D 2 - 2
FAC 30/1/26 A Cardiff W 2 - 0
D1 06/2/26 H WHU W 4 - 1
D1 13/2/26 A Arsenal L 0 - 3
FAC 20/2/26 A Clapton Orient L 0 - 2
D1 22/2/26 A Leicester L 2 - 3
D1 27/2/26 A Sunderland D 2 - 2
D1 06/3/26 H Huddersfield L 0 - 2
D1 13/3/26 A Birmingham D 1 - 1
D1 20/3/26 H Bury W 4 - 0
D1 25/3/26 A Tottenham L 0 - 1
D1 02/4/26 A Burnley L 0 - 1
D1 03/4/26 H Cardiff L 0 - 1
D1 05/4/26 H Leeds Utd W 3 - 0
D1 10/4/26 A Sheffield Utd L 3 - 4
D1 14/4/26 H Manchester Utd W 4 - 1
D1 17/4/26 H WBA W 3 - 0
D1 24/4/26 A Everton L 0 - 3
D1 01/5/26 H Man City W 3 - 2

Squad

Player A G
Bradley B 1
Chandler A 32
Clark B 21 6
Cowan W 33 8
Crown L 2
Curry T 24 1
Dowsey J 3
Gallacher H 22 25
Gibson W 25 2
Hampson B 16
Harris J 19
Harris N 4 2
Hudspeth F 35 8
Loughlin J 7 5
Low J 4
MacKenzie R 25
Maitland A 5
McDonald T 43 11
Mitchell T 15 1
Mooney E 8
Mordue T 5 2
Park O 4
Seymour S 26 8
Spencer C 28
Taylor A 1
Urwin T 44 8
Wilson W 43
own goals 3

Team

01: Wilson

02: Chandler

03: Hudspeth

04: McKenzie > Harris J

05: Spencer or Curry

06: Curry > Gibson

07: Urwin

08: Cowan or Clark

09: Harris or Loughlin > Gallacher

10: McDonald

11: Seymour or Mitchell


Newcastle v Sunderland
Newcastle v Aberdare
Newcastle v Sunderland Crowd

Toon In

Name Date Club Fee
Chandler Albert 06/25 Derby County £3,250
Nevin George 08/25 Dipton Utd
Barber Stanley 09/25 Wallsend £100
Wilson William 09/25 Peebles Rovers
Harris Joseph 10/25 Middlesbrough £750
Mordue Thomas 11/25 Horden Ath £150
Gallagher Hughie 12/25 Airdrie £6,500
Crown Lawrence 03/26 South Shields £2,750
Mathison George 05/26 Walker Celtic
B Chandler
H Gallagher
J Harris

Toon Oot

Name Date Club Fee
Thompson Frank 09/25 Bedlington Utd.
Harris Neil 11/25 Notts County £3,000
Keating Albert 11/25 Bristol City £650
Nevin George 03/26 Sunderland
Cowan William 05/26 Man City £3,000
Dowsey John 05/26 West Ham £250
Scott William 05/26 Retired (inj) £0


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