NUFC 1951/52 - Season Summary


NUFC 1951/52 Squad
Division 18th ManagerS Seymour
FA CupWon TrainerN Smith
Attendance 50,473 CaptainJ Harvey
ChairmanJ Lee > R Rutherford Top ScorerG Robledo (39)

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newcastle 1951/52 programme

Although they were never really in the challenge for the title this was an even more exciting season than the last. United became the first club since the early days of the FA Cup to win it two years in succession and in all competitions they notched a grand total of 113 goals.

The FA Cup Run produced some thrilling games as United saw off the challenge of some top opposition including four of the top six sides: Aston Villa (6th), Tottenham (2nd), Portsmouth (4th) and Arsenal (3rd). The final itself was a bit of an anti-climax as United beat the ten man Gunners in a dour struggle.

Although they never performed consistently in the League they were involved in some classic games including a 7-2 home victory over reigning champions Spurs. In all they scored 98 goals (making them top scorers) with 73 also going in at the other end. They averaged three goals a game at home as Milburn and Robledo (the country's top scorer) formed a dynamic partnership up front.

Seymour continued his policy of changing the squad and Bobby Corbett and (controversially) Ernie Taylor were both sold. Meanwhile both Charlie Crowe and Jack Fairbrother lost their places (to Ted Robledo and Ronnie Simpson) and became increasingly unsettled. Billy Foulkes and Vic Keeble were the main arrivals.

The club got themselves in trouble for giving the players too much expenses on away trips and Joe Harvey was prosecuted for illegal distribution of Cup Final Tickets.



League Division 1

18/8/51 H Stoke W 6 - 0
22/8/51 A Bolton D 0 - 0
25/8/51 A Manchester Utd L 1 - 2
29/8/51 H Bolton L 0 - 1
01/9/51 H Tottenham W 7 - 2
05/9/51 A WBA D 3 - 3
08/9/51 A Preston W 2 - 1
15/9/51 H Burnley W 7 - 1
22/9/51 A Charlton L 0 - 3
29/9/51 H Fulham L 0 - 1
06/10/51 H Wolves W 3 - 1
13/10/51 A Huddersfield W 4 - 2
20/10/51 H Chelsea W 3 - 1
27/10/51 A Portsmouth L 1 - 3
03/11/51 H Liverpool D 1 - 1
10/11/51 A Blackpool L 3 - 6
17/11/51 H Arsenal W 2 - 0
24/11/51 A Man City W 3 - 2
01/12/51 H Derby W 2 - 1
08/12/51 A Aston Villa D 2 - 2
15/12/51 A Stoke W 5 - 4
22/12/51 H Manchester Utd D 2 - 2
25/12/51 A Sunderland W 4 - 1
26/12/51 H Sunderland D 2 - 2
29/12/51 A Tottenham L 1 - 2
05/1/52 H Preston W 3 - 0
19/1/52 A Burnley L 1 - 2
26/1/52 H Charlton W 6 - 0
09/2/52 A Fulham D 1 - 1
16/2/52 A Wolves L 0 - 3
01/3/52 H Huddersfield W 6 - 2
12/3/52 A Chelsea L 0 - 1
15/3/52 H Portsmouth D 3 - 3
22/3/52 A Liverpool L 0 - 3
07/4/52 H Blackpool L 1 - 3
11/4/52 H Middlesbrough L 0 - 2
12/4/52 H Man City W 1 - 0
14/4/52 A Middlesbrough L 1 - 2
16/4/52 A Arsenal D 1 - 1
19/4/52 A Derby W 3 - 1
23/4/52 H WBA L 1 - 4
26/4/52 H Aston Villa W 6 - 1
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FA Cup

R3 12/1/52 H Aston Villa W 4 - 2
R4 02/2/52 A Tottenham W 3 - 0
R5 23/2/52 A Swansea W 1 - 0
QF 08/3/52 A Portsmouth W 4 - 2
SF 29/3/52 N Blackburn D 0 - 0
SFr 02/4/52 N Blackburn W 2 - 1
Fin 03/5/52 N Arsenal W 1 - 0


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Players


Squad

Player A G
Batty R 2
Brennan F 45 1
Cameron Hugh 2
Corbett B 4
Cowell B 47
Crowe C 10 1
Davies R 8 5
Duncan J 4 3
Fairbrother J 2
Foulkes B 31 7
Hannah G 19 5
Harvey J 44 1
Keeble V 5 3
Lackenby G 2
Lowery J 1
McMichael A 43
Milburn J 39 29
Mitchell B 37 14
Paterson T 1
Prior K 6 2
Robledo E 39
Robledo G 46 39
Simpson R 46
Stokoe B 6
Taylor E 9 1
Walker T 41 2
own goals 1

Team

Total Number of Games: 49

Total Number of Players Used: 26

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

01:(3) Simpson

02: (2) Cowell

03: (3) McMichael

04: (4) Harvey

05: (5) Brennan

06: (2) Robledo E

07: (5) Walker

08: (4) Taylor > Foulkes

09: (4) Milburn

10: (3) Hannah or Robledo

11: (6) Mitchell


Toon In

Name Date Club Fee
Foulkes William 10/1951 Chester £11,500
Cahill Thomas 12/1951 Vale Of Leven £750
Keeble Vic 02/1952 Colchester £15,000
Brander George 03/1952 Raith Rovers £1,850
Prior Ken 03/1952 Millwall £100
B Foulkes
V Keeble
K Prior

Toon Oot

Name Date Club Fee
Garbutt Eric 06/1951 Retired (inj)
Mcneil Matthew 08/1951 Barnsley £10,500
Taylor Ernie 10/1951 Blackpool £25,000
Corbett Robert 12/1951 Middlesbrough £9,000
Cameron Hugh 03/1952 Bury £500
Lowery Jeremiah 03/1952 Lincoln City £750