Newcastle United 1934/35 Season Summary



Division 221stChairmanJ Lunn
FA CupR3 ManagerA Cunningham
Attendance24,142TrainerN Smith
CaptainJ NelsonTop ScorerS Weaver (14)

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United recovered from a shocking start (four defeats in a row and five defeats in the first six games) to climb steadily up the table until the beginning of March when a 1-0 victory over Man United took them into 3rd place. However, any thoughts of an immediate return were wrecked by a poor run-in which brought five defeats in the last 10 games.

Cunningham used 30 players (including four goalkeepers) during the season as he tried to find a new blend. A whole host of players were signed with four: centre-forward Jack Smith, half-back Thomas Leach (who was made captain), right winger Wilfred Bott and Norman Tapken (keeper) playing on a regular basis. Other players were moved up from the reserves including Tommy Pearson, Billy Leighton, Joe Wilson and Joe Richardson.

Tottenham beat The Magpies 2-0 in the FA Cup Fourth Round.

Ticket prices were slashed but there was still a 20% drop in the average attendance and on three occasions there were less than 10,000 in the ground; something which had not happened since the turn of the century. Cunningham had failed to win instant promotion and he resigned before he was sacked.


Competitions


League Division 2
25/8/34 A Nottm F L 1-5
27/8/34 A Blackpool L 1-4
01/9/34 H Brentford L 2-5
08/9/34 A Fulham L 2-3
12/9/34 H Blackpool W 4-1
15/9/34 H Bradford PA L 0-1
22/9/34 A Plymouth W 3-1
29/9/34 H Norwich W 2-0
06/10/34 A Swansea W 4-3
13/10/34 A WHU L 2-3
20/10/34 H Manchester Utd L 0-1
27/10/34 A Port Vale W 3-1
03/11/34 H Barnsley W 4-1
10/11/34 A Sheffield Utd L 1-5
17/11/34 H Bradford W 4-2
24/11/34 A Notts W 1-0
01/12/34 H Southampton W 1-0
08/12/34 A Bolton L 0-1
15/12/34 H Oldham W 4-2
22/12/34 A Burnley W 3-0
25/12/34 H Hull W 6-2
26/12/34 A Hull D 1-1
29/12/34 H Nottm F W 2-0
01/1/35 H Bury W 5-1
05/1/35 A Brentford L 0-3
19/1/35 H Fulham D 1-1
30/1/35 A Bradford PA W 3-1
02/2/35 H Plymouth W 3-0
09/2/35 A Norwich L 0-2
16/2/35 H Swansea W 5-1
23/2/35 H WHU W 3-0
02/3/35 A Manchester Utd W 1-0
09/3/35 H Port Vale L 1-2
16/3/35 A Barnsley L 1-2
23/3/35 H Sheffield Utd W 4-1
30/3/35 A Bradford D 3-3
06/4/35 H Notts D 1-1
13/4/35 A Southampton L 0-2
19/4/35 A Bury W 2-0
20/4/35 H Bolton L 1-3
27/4/35 A Oldham L 2-3
04/5/35 H Burnley W 2-0

FA Cup
R3 12/1/35 A Hull W 5-1
R4 26/1/35 A Tottenham L 0-2

R3: Despite wholesale changes due to injury and indisposition Newcastle are comprehensively superior against the feeble Yorkshiremen.

R4: A new attendance record is set at White Hart Lane and they are treated to a thrilling game despite the high wind. Newcastle's cause was not helped by Leach (after numerous cautions) being sent-off after the first goal.



Players


Squad
Player App Gls
Allen J 1
Bott W 20 9
Boyd J 14 5
Burns M 13
Cairns B 12 4
Davidson D 6
Docking S 2
Fairhurst D 37
Gallantree W 8 2
Gordon J 2
Imrie B 24 1
Kelly J 3 1
Lang T 17 6
Leach T 38 2
Leighton B 15 1
McMememy H 23 7
McPhillips B 2
Murray J 36 7
Nelson J 3
Pearson T 27 14
Richardson JR 8 4
Richardson Joe 41 1
Russell T 7
Shankley B 6
Smith J 28 16
Swinburne T 2
Tapken N 27
Weaver S 35 6
Williams R 11 1
Wilson J 16 4
own goals 3
Team

Total Number of games: 44

Total Number of players used: 30

01: Burns > Tapken

02: Richardson J

03: Fairhurst

04: Imrie/Murray

05: Leach

06: Weaver/Murray

07: Boyd > Bott

08: Richardson JR > Leighton/Wilson

09: Smith

10: Weaver > McMenemy

11: Lang > Pearson



Toon In
NameDate Age Club Fee
Leach Thomas 06/34 30 Sheff Wed £1,100
Shankley R 06/34 25 Rutherglen G
Docking Stanley 08/34 19 Birtley £5
Russell Thomas 08/34 24 Rangers £650
Smith Jack 09/34 19 Huddersfield £2,500
Bott Wilfred 12/34 27 Huddersfield 1000+ Lang
Woodburn James 01/35 18 Coltness Utd
Connelly Edward 03/35 18 Rosslyn Park £90
Harris Albert 03/35 22 Blackhall Colliery £100
Gordon James 04/35 19 Wishaew Juniors £140
Livingstone Archibald 05/35 19 Dundee £35

T Leach

T Russell

J Smith


Toon Oot
NameDate Age Club Fee
Bell David 06/34 24 Derby £700
Betton Alec 06/34 30 Stockport £600
Mcinroy Albert 06/34 33 Sunderland £250
Thomson Rw 07/34 30 Hull City £340
Heward Harold 08/34 23 Bradford City Free
Allen John 11/34 31 Bristol R £200
Lang Thomas 12/34 28 Huddersfield exchange
Kelly John 02/35 21 Leeds Utd £1,150
Williams Ronald 04/35 28 Chester £800
Boyd James 05/35 28 Derby £1,000
Hughes John 05/35 unk Aldershot Free

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