Newcastle 1926/27 - Season Summary


NUFC 1926/27 Squad

Key Stats

Division 11st ManagerDirectors Committee
FA CupR5 TrainerJ McPherson
Attendance 36,513 CaptainH Gallacher
ChairmanJP Oliver Top ScorerH Gallagher (39)

Summary

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Having invested so much during the previous campaign it was hardly surprising that the directors kept their wallets closed during the summer, but they did surprise the Toon faithful with their decision to make the brilliant, but fiery, Gallagher captain.

Gallagher was in sensational form from the off, scoring four on the opening day of the season and bagging 20 goals by Christmas. The addition of the classy Robert McKay helped The Magpies put a shaky start behind them and they climbed to the top of the table by mid-January.

A fabulous run of 10 wins out of 12 meant that they led Huddersfield (champions for the previous 3 seasons) by 3 points by mid-March.

When United beat The Terriers 1-0 at home in April it gave them a 6 point advantage over the Yorkshiremen and second placed Sunderland, but there were still five games to go. Huddersfield closed the gap to 2 points by beating Newcastle on home turf.

With 2 games left United had a four point advantage and a much better goal average and when Bolton thumped the Champions 4-0 in the next game United became Champions for the first time since 1909.

United finished up five points clear at the top, with their home form proving decisive. They won 19 out of 21 games on Tyneside whereas they only won 6 times on their travels. They notched 96 goals in total (second to Sunderland's 98) and let in "only" 58; the best in the division.

Despite the economic crisis crowds were huge at some games and a new attendance record was set in the Tyne Wear derby when 67,211 crammed into St James'.

In the Cup United recorded their record victory (at that time) when they beat Notts County 8-0, but were once again turfed out by Second Division opposition when Southampton beat them in the Third Round.

Gallagher's 36 League goals is still a record although his 39 League and Cup goals was ursurped by Andy Cole.


Matches

D1 28/8/26 H Aston Villa W 4 - 0
D1 01/9/26 H Burnley L 1 - 5
D1 04/9/26 A Bolton L 1 - 2
D1 06/9/26 A Burnley D 3 - 3
D1 11/9/26 H Manchester Utd W 4 - 2
D1 18/9/26 A Derby D 1 - 1
D1 20/9/26 A Cardiff D 1 - 1
D1 25/9/26 H Sheffield Utd W 2 - 0
D1 02/10/26 A Arsenal D 2 - 2
D1 09/10/26 H Liverpool W 1 - 0
D1 16/10/26 A Everton W 3 - 1
D1 23/10/26 H Blackburn W 6 - 1
D1 30/10/26 A Sunderland L 0 - 2
D1 06/11/26 H WBA W 5 - 2
D1 13/11/26 A Bury L 2 - 3
D1 20/11/26 H Birmingham W 5 - 1
D1 27/11/26 A Tottenham W 3 - 1
D1 04/12/26 H WHU W 2 - 0
D1 11/12/26 A Sheff Wed L 2 - 3
D1 18/12/26 H Leicester D 1 - 1
D1 25/12/26 H Cardiff W 5 - 0
D1 27/12/26 A Leeds Utd W 2 - 1
D1 01/1/27 H Leeds Utd W 1 - 0
FAC 08/1/27 H Notts W 8 - 1
D1 15/1/27 A Aston Villa W 2 - 1
D1 22/1/27 H Bolton W 1 - 0
FAC 29/1/27 A Corinthians W 3 - 1
D1 05/2/27 H Derby W 3 - 0
D1 09/2/27 A Manchester Utd L 1 - 3
D1 12/2/27 A Sheffield Utd L 1 - 2
FAC 19/2/27 A Southampton L 1 - 2
D1 26/2/27 A Liverpool W 2 - 1
D1 05/3/27 H Everton W 7 - 3
D1 12/3/27 A Blackburn W 2 - 1
D1 19/3/27 H Sunderland W 1 - 0
D1 26/3/27 A WBA L 2 - 4
D1 02/4/27 H Bury W 3 - 1
D1 06/4/27 H Arsenal W 6 - 1
D1 09/4/27 A Birmingham L 0 - 2
D1 15/4/27 H Huddersfield W 1 - 0
D1 16/4/27 H Tottenham W 3 - 2
D1 19/4/27 A Huddersfield L 0 - 1
D1 23/4/27 A WHU D 1 - 1
D1 30/4/27 H Sheff Wed W 2 - 1
D1 07/5/27 A Leicester L 1 - 2
D1 27/8/27 A Huddersfield W 3 - 1

Squad

Newcastle 1926/27
Player A G
Boyd J 2
Chandler A 4
Clark B 17 4
Curry T 5
Gallacher H 41 39
Gibson W 35
Hampson B 2
Harris J 9
Hudspeth F 45 3
Loughlin J 4
Low J 2 1
MacKenzie R 41 2
Maitland A 39
McDonald T 44 23
McKay B 28 11
Mooney E 3
Park O 5
Seymour S 45 19
Spencer C 37
Urwin T 42 5
Wilson W 45
own goals 1

Team

01: Wilson

02: Maitland

03: Hudspeth

04: McKenzie

05: Spencer

06: Gibson

07: Urwin

08: Clark > McKay

09: Gallacher

10: McDonald

11: Seymour


Newcastle v Sunderland
Newcastle v Notts. County

Toon In

Name Date Club Fee
Carlton William 09/26 Washington Colliery £20
Lang Thomas 10/26 Larkhall Thistle £110
Bradley Robert 11/26 B Auckland £100
Mckay Robert 11/26 Rangers £2,750
Little John 01/27 Crook Town
Gillespie William 05/27 East Fife £1,500
Wilkinson Jonathan 05/27 Crook Town
W Carlton: 3 - 0
T Lang: 1 - 0
B McKay: 33 - 12

Toon Oot

Name Date Club Fee
Taylor Allan 06/26 South Shields
Mordue Thomas 09/26 Sheff Utd £500
Chandler Albert 10/26 Sheff Utd £2,625
Mitchell Thomas 10/26 Leeds Utd £785
Bradley William 05/27 Ashington £0
Crown Lawrence 05/27 Bury £750
Finlay John 05/27 Retired £0
Loughlin James 05/27 West Ham £650
Tate Isaac 05/27 West Ham


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