Newcastle United 1933/34 Season Summary


Division 121stChairmanJ Lunn
FA CupR3 ManagerA Cunningham
Attendance24,142TrainerN Smith
CaptainJ NelsonTop ScorerS Weaver (14)

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Total disaster as a team containing half a dozen internationals managed to get itself relegated, so ending United's 36 year stay in the top flight.

Injuries certainly played a part as key men such as McMenemy and Weaver missed a number of games and the side was very unsettled (27 players used).

But there was no real excuse for United's disastrous run of form after Christmas which yielded only 10 points from 17 games and led to them dropping eight places from 13th.

New arrivals included Robbie Williams who took over from Jack Allen as centre-forward and Bill Imrie who arrived in April from Blackburn.

The season had started badly with only one win in the first ten games but a decent run up to Christmas ensured that they clambered up into mid table. The holiday period brought two exceptional results: a 7-3 victory at Everton and a 9-2 victory over Liverpool a week later in a game that was level at 2-2 at half-time.

For the second season in a row they fell at the first hurdle in the FA Cup; Wolves winning 1-0.


Competitions



League Division 1
26/8/33 H Portsmouth D 2-2
02/9/33 A Leeds Utd L 0-3
06/9/33 H Blackburn W 3-1
09/9/33 H Derby D 1-1
16/9/33 A WBA D 1-1
18/9/33 A Blackburn L 2-3
23/9/33 H Birmingham D 0-0
30/9/33 A Sheff Wed L 1-3
07/10/33 H Man City D 2-2
14/10/33 A Arsenal L 0-3
21/10/33 H Sunderland W 2-1
28/10/33 A Chelsea L 1-2
04/11/33 H Sheffield Utd W 3-1
11/11/33 A Tottenham L 0-4
18/11/33 H Leicester D 1-1
25/11/33 A Aston Villa W 3-2
02/12/33 H Huddersfield D 3-3
09/12/33 A Wolves L 1-2
16/12/33 H Stoke D 2-2
23/12/33 A Liverpool W 2-1
25/12/33 H Everton L 1-2
26/12/33 A Everton W 7-3
30/12/33 A Portsmouth L 0-2
01/1/34 H Liverpool W 9-2
06/1/34 H Leeds Utd W 2-0
20/1/34 A Derby D 1-1
27/1/34 H WBA L 1-2
03/2/34 A Birmingham W 2-1
10/2/34 H Sheff Wed D 0-0
24/2/34 H Arsenal L 0-1
03/3/34 A Sunderland L 0-2
10/3/34 H Chelsea D 2-2
17/3/34 A Sheffield Utd L 0-4
21/3/34 A Man City D 1-1
24/3/34 H Tottenham L 1-3
30/3/34 H Middlesbrough D 1-1
31/3/34 A Leicester L 2-3
02/4/34 A Middlesbrough L 0-1
07/4/34 H Aston Villa D 1-1
14/4/34 A Huddersfield L 1-4
21/4/34 H Wolves W 5-1
28/4/34 A Stoke L 1-2

FA Cup
R3 13/1/34 A Wolves L 0-1

R3: The pitch is muddy and treacherous and the game looks like heading for a draw until Phillips scores five minutes from time. Just before that Weaver, who was standing on the goal-line missed an open goal.



Players



Squad
Player App Gls
Allen J 15 3
Bell D 15
Betton A 26
Boyd J 34 2
Burns M 6
Cape J 9 2
Davidson D 17
Dennison B 9 2
Dryden J 1
Fairhurst D 41
Hughes J 5
Imrie B 10 4
Kelly J 2
Lang T 39 9
Leighton B 5 1
MacKenzie R 16
McInroy A 23
McMenemy H 17 3
McPhillips B 14
Murray J 25 2
Nelson J 41
Pearson T 4 1
Richardson JR 37 12
Richardson Joe 2
Thomson B 2
Weaver S 33 14
Williams R 25 13
Team

Total Number of games: 43

Total Number of players used: 27

01: McInroy > McPhillips

02: Nelson

03: Fairhurst

04: MacKenzie/Bell > Imrie

05: Betton/Davidson

06: Weaver/Murray

07: Boyd

08: Richardson JR

09: Allen > Williams

10: McMenemy/Weaver

11: Lang



Toon In
Name Date Age Club Fee
Johnson Henry 08/33 20 Professional
Hall Ernest 9/33 17 Professional £10
Wilson Ja 09/33 24 Professional
Williams Ronald 11/33 26 Swansea Town £1,500
Swinburne Thomas 04/34 18 Professional
Imrie William 3/34 26 Blackburn Rovers £6,500
Garnham Alfred 04/34 19 Professional

R Williams

T Swinburne

B Imrie


Toon Out
Name Date Age Club Fee
Cape John 01/34 22 Man Utd £2,000
Ford Joseph 01/34 23 Partick Th
Dennison Robert 05/34 22 Nottm F £1400
Dryden John 05/34 25 Exeter Free


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