NUFC 1950/51 - Season Summary


NUFC 1950/51 Squad

Key Stats

Division 14th ManagerG Martin S Seymour
FA CupWon TrainerN Smith
Attendance 46,670 CaptainJ Harvey
ChairmanJ Lee Top ScorerJ Milburn (25)

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newcastle 1950/51 programme

This was United's best season since they won the Championship in 1926/27. They won the FA Cup for the first time since 1932 and finished a creditable fourth in the League. But it wouldn't be Newcastle if there hadn't have been a fair bit of controversy along the way.

The Magpies got off to a blistering start; unbeaten in their first eleven (a record breaker), losing only one of their first sixteen games and topping the table throughout September. However things started going wrong in November; they suffered a seven goal mauling against Spurs (the eventual champions) and then manager George Martin resigned to take over at Villa Park.

Stan Seymour once more stepped into the breach and led the club to a Wembley win over Stanley Matthews and Blackpool; but with both eyes on the cup their League form suffered. Inbetween the semi-final and the final they played eleven League games and won only once.

Off the field the build-up to the final was equally fraught with arguments over bonuses, players resorting to selling their own promotional items to raise a bit of cash and a breaking of a drink curfew. Even the players wives were up in arms after the club gave them standing tickets.

After the Final things were no better with Jack Fairbrother storming off after overhearing an indiscrete director say he was on his way out and dissatisfaction among the whole squad when the players' wives were presented with celebratory handbags stuffed with.......newspapers and not - as had been rumoured - cash.




Competitions


League Division 1

19/8/50 A Stoke W 2 - 1
23/8/50 H WBA D 1 - 1
26/8/50 H Everton D 1 - 1
30/8/50 A WBA W 2 - 1
02/9/50 A Portsmouth D 0 - 0
06/9/50 H Huddersfield W 6 - 0
09/9/50 H Chelsea W 3 - 1
13/9/50 A Huddersfield D 0 - 0
16/9/50 A Burnley D 1 - 1
23/9/50 H Arsenal W 2 - 1
30/9/50 A Sheff Wed D 0 - 0
07/10/50 A Aston Villa L 0 - 3
14/10/50 H Derby W 3 - 1
21/10/50 A Bolton W 2 - 0
28/10/50 H Blackpool W 4 - 2
04/11/50 A Liverpool W 4 - 2
11/11/50 H Fulham L 1 - 2
18/11/50 A Tottenham L 0 - 7
25/11/50 H Charlton W 3 - 2
02/12/50 A Manchester Utd W 2 - 1
09/12/50 H Wolves D 1 - 1
16/12/50 H Stoke W 3 - 1
23/12/50 A Everton L 1 - 3
25/12/50 A Middlesbrough L 1 - 2
13/1/51 A Chelsea L 1 - 3
20/1/51 H Burnley W 2 - 1
03/2/51 A Arsenal D 0 - 0
17/2/51 H Sheff Wed W 2 - 0
03/3/51 A Derby W 2 - 1
17/3/51 A Blackpool D 2 - 2
23/3/51 H Sunderland D 2 - 2
24/3/51 H Liverpool D 1 - 1
26/3/51 A Sunderland L 1 - 2
31/3/51 A Fulham D 1 - 1
04/4/51 H Aston Villa L 0 - 1
07/4/51 H Tottenham L 0 - 1
11/4/51 H Portsmouth D 0 - 0
14/4/51 A Charlton W 3 - 1
18/4/51 H Bolton L 0 - 1
21/4/51 H Manchester Utd L 0 - 2
02/5/51 A Wolves W 1 - 0
05/5/51 H Middlesbrough W 1 - 0
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FA Cup

R3 06/1/51 H Bury W 4 - 1
R4 27/1/51 H Bolton W 3 - 2
R5 10/2/51 A Stoke W 4 - 2
QF 24/2/51 H Bristol Rovers D 0 - 0
QFr 28/2/51 A Bristol Rovers W 3 - 1
SF 10/3/51 N Wolves D 0 - 0
SFr 14/3/51 N Wolves W 2 - 1
Fin 28/4/51 N Blackpool W 2 - 0

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Players


Squad

Player A G
Batty R 3
Brennan F 38 1
Corbett B 25
Cowell B 50
Crowe C 43 1
Fairbrother J 50
Graham D 1
Hannah G 13 1
Harvey J 44 1
Houghton F 4
McMichael A 23
McNeil M 11
Milburn J 39 25
Mitchell B 48 10
Paterson T 1
Robledo E 4
Robledo G 46 17
Stokoe B 9 1
Taylor E 48 10
Walker T 50 10
own goals 2

Team

Player Stats.

Total Number of Games: 50

Total Number of Players Used: 20

Figure in brackets denotes number of players used in position. It was a remarkably settled side with only 20 players being used, five of them only making a handful of appearances.

(Figure in brackets = total players used in that position)

01: (1) Fairbrother

02:(1) Cowell

03: (4) McMichael > Corbett

04: (2) Harvey

05: (3) Brennan

06: (3) Crowe

07:(1) Walker

08: (2) Taylor

09: (4) Milburn

10: (3) Robledo G

11: (2) Mitchell


Toon In

Name Date Club Fee
Paterson Thomas 06/50 Leicester £2,500
Thompson Jh 09/50 Internal
Lackenby George 10/50 Internal
Duncan John 11/50 Ayr Utd £8,250
Luke George 12/50 Internal
Simpson Ronald 02/51 Third Lanark £8,750
Cameron Hugh 04/51 Torquay Utd £4,500
Davies Ellis 04/51 Southend £9,000
Greener Ronald 05/51 Easington Colliery
R Davies
J Duncan
R Simpson

Toon Oot

Name Date Club Fee
Dodgin Norman 06/50 Reading £5,000
Craig Benjamin 07/50 Retired
Fraser Robert 07/50 Retired
Sibley Albert 07/50 Southend £2,000
Graver Andrew 09/50 Lincoln City £5,000
Thompson T 09/50 Aston Villa £15,000
Graham Douglas 11/50 Preston £8,000