NUFC 1927/28 - Season Summary

NUFC 1927/28 Squad
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The Champions got off to a great start in defence of their crown; winning four and drawing one of the first five matches includig a 7-1 victory at Old Trafford.

By mid November they were still in second, a point behind leaders and eventual winners Everton. But this was followed by a winless run that lasted 11 games and included six defeats.

In one of these games - at home to Huddersfield - a riled Gallagher "clashed" with the referee after the game (allegedly pushing him into the bath) and was suspended for two months.

In a desperate effort to restore form the directors made many changes to the side; blooding some youngsters and splashing out big fees on McCurley, Evans and Chalmers.

However their poor form continued and The Magpies slipped close to the danger zone in what was a very tight finish. Indeed, despite finishing in 9th they were only five points ahead of 21st placed Tottenham. Goals were still aplenty and Newcastle beat Villa 7-5 in what is likely to remain United's highest scoring match in the top division.

United were thrashed 4-1 at Blackburn (the eventual winners) in the FA Cup.

Another sharp drop in attendances reflected the economic depression.


Chairman JP Oliver
Manager Directors Committee
Captain H Gallagher
Top Scorer H Gallagher (21)

Matches

D1 03/9/27 H Tottenham W 4 - 1
D1 05/9/27 A Derby D 1 - 1
D1 10/9/27 A Manchester Utd W 7 - 1
D1 14/9/27 H Derby W 4 - 3
D1 17/9/27 H Everton D 2 - 2
D1 24/9/27 A Cardiff L 1 - 3
D1 01/10/27 H Blackburn L 0 - 1
D1 08/10/27 A Bolton W 2 - 1
D1 15/10/27 H Sheff Wed W 4 - 3
D1 22/10/27 H Sheffield Utd W 1 - 0
D1 29/10/27 A Aston Villa L 0 - 3
D1 05/11/27 H Sunderland W 3 - 1
D1 12/11/27 A Bury W 4 - 1
D1 19/11/27 H Burnley D 1 - 1
D1 26/11/27 A Leicester L 0 - 3
D1 03/12/27 H Liverpool D 1 - 1
D1 10/12/27 A Arsenal L 1 - 4
D1 17/12/27 H Portsmouth L 1 - 3
D1 24/12/27 A WHU L 2 - 5
D1 26/12/27 A Middlesbrough D 1 - 1
D1 27/12/27 H Middlesbrough D 3 - 3
D1 31/12/27 H Huddersfield L 2 - 3
D1 02/1/28 H Birmingham D 1 - 1
D1 07/1/28 A Tottenham L 2 - 5
FAC 14/1/28 A Blackburn L 1 - 4
D1 21/1/28 H Manchester Utd W 4 - 1
D1 04/2/28 H Cardiff W 2 - 0
D1 11/2/28 A Blackburn L 0 - 1
D1 18/2/28 H Bolton D 2 - 2
D1 25/2/28 A Sheff Wed D 0 - 0
D1 10/3/28 H Aston Villa W 7 - 5
D1 17/3/28 A Sunderland D 1 - 1
D1 24/3/28 H Bury L 2 - 3
D1 31/3/28 A Burnley L 1 - 5
D1 07/4/28 H Leicester L 1 - 5
D1 10/4/28 A Birmingham W 2 - 0
D1 14/4/28 A Liverpool D 0 - 0
D1 18/4/28 A Everton L 0 - 3
D1 21/4/28 H Arsenal D 1 - 1
D1 23/4/28 A Sheffield Utd D 1 - 1
D1 28/4/28 A Portsmouth W 1 - 0
D1 05/5/28 H WHU W 3 - 1

Squad

Player A G
Barber S 1
Boyd J 10 3
Bradley R 1
Burns M 10
Carlton W 3
Chalmers W 1 1
Clark B 5
Curry T 14
Evans T 12 1
Gallacher H 33 21
Gibson W 11
Gillespie W 7
Halliday B 1
Harris J 42 1
Hudspeth F 24 1
Lang T 1
Little J 3
Low J 4
MacKenzie R 10
Maitland A 39
McCurley J 5 3
McDonald T 41 13
McKay B 33 12
Park O 20
Seymour S 30 13
Spencer C 24
Urwin T 39 2
Wilkinson J 16 9
Wilson W 33

Team

01: Wilson

02: Maitland

03: Hudspeth > Evans

04: McKenzie > Harris

05: Spencer > Park

06: Harris > Gibson > Curry

07: Urwin or Boyd

08: McKay > Gallacher

09: Gallacher > Wilkinson

10: McDonald

11: Seymour


Newcastle v Arsenal
Newcastle v Manchester United

Toon In

Name Date Club Fee
Burns Michael 09/27 Chilton Colliery £100
Keen Errington 09/27 Nuns Moor Free
Halliday William 11/27 Queen Of South £1,000
Evans Thomas 12/27 Clapton Orient £3,650
Mccurley John 12/27 Third Lanark £2,500
Wilson Joseph 12/27 Stanley United
Mccartney James 02/28 Washington Colliery £75
Chalmers William 03/28 Rangers £2,500
Richardson James 04/28 Blyth Spartans £200
Wood Edmund 05/28 Rhyl Athletic
W Chalmers
B Halliday
T Evans

Toon Oot

Name Date Club Fee
Mooney Edward 06/27 Hull City £500
Hampson William 09/27 South Shields
Clark Robert 01/28 Liverpool £3,000
Little John 05/28 Southport Free
Low James 05/28 Retired Free


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