Newcastle United 1954/55 Summary


NUFC 1954/55 Squad
Division 18th ManagerS Seymour/D Livingstone
FA CupWon TrainerN Smith
Attendance 42,878 CaptainJ Scoular
ChairmanS Seymour Top Scorer B Mitchell (23)


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Newcastle confounded the critics by taking the Cup back to Tyneside for the third time in five years by beating Manchester City 3-1 in the Final. They had stuttered and scrambled their way through the qualifying rounds, but aided by an injury to City's Meadows they won at Wembley again.

The goals started to flow once more with Milburn, Mitchell, Keeble, Hannah and White all reaching double figures, but they conceded too many and were not consistent enough to make an impression in the League. Infact they had fallen as low as 19th by Easter and needed a good late run to haul themselves out of trouble.

Disappointing form during the Autumn led the directors to appoint a full-time manager again. Dugald Livingstone had led Belgium during the 1954 World Cup and was eager to implement his "continental" methods on Tyneside. While the newer and younger players were receptive, his methods did not impress the older players who made their feelings known to the directors.

Livingstone had planned to leave Milburn out of the Cup Final team and he only played because the astonished directors overruled him. But it was the beginning of the end for Duggie who was informed within days of the Wembley victory that he would no longer have responsibility for team selection.


League

21/8/54 A Arsenal W 3 - 1
25/8/54 H WBA W 3 - 0
28/8/54 H Sheffield Utd L 1 - 2
01/9/54 A WBA L 2 - 4
04/9/54 A Preston D 3 - 3
08/9/54 H Aston Villa W 5 - 3
11/9/54 H Burnley W 2 - 1
13/9/54 A Aston Villa W 2 - 1
18/9/54 A Leicester L 2 - 3
25/9/54 H Chelsea L 1 - 3
02/10/54 A Cardiff L 2 - 4
09/10/54 A Sunderland L 2 - 4
16/10/54 H Tottenham D 4 - 4
23/10/54 A Manchester Utd D 2 - 2
30/10/54 H Wolves L 2 - 3
06/11/54 A Blackpool L 0 - 2
13/11/54 H Charlton W 3 - 1
20/11/54 A Bolton L 1 - 2
27/11/54 H Huddersfield D 2 - 2
04/12/54 A Sheff Wed W 3 - 0
11/12/54 H Portsmouth W 2 - 1
18/12/54 H Arsenal W 5 - 1
25/12/54 A Man City L 1 - 3
27/12/54 H Man City W 2 - 0
01/1/55 A Sheffield Utd L 2 - 6
22/1/55 A Burnley W 1 - 0
05/2/55 H Leicester W 2 - 0
12/2/55 A Chelsea L 3 - 4
26/2/55 H Sunderland L 1 - 2
05/3/55 A Portsmouth L 1 - 3
19/3/55 A Wolves D 2 - 2
02/4/55 A Charlton D 1 - 1
08/4/55 A Everton W 2 - 1
09/4/55 H Sheff Wed W 5 - 0
11/4/55 H Everton W 4 - 0
16/4/55 A Huddersfield L 0 - 2
18/4/55 H Manchester Utd W 2 - 0
20/4/55 H Preston D 3 - 3
23/4/55 H Bolton D 0 - 0
25/4/55 H Blackpool D 1 - 1
27/4/55 H Cardiff W 3 - 0
30/4/55 A Tottenham L 1 - 2

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FA Cup

R3 08/1/55 A Plymouth W 1 - 0
R4 29/1/55 H Brentford W 3 - 2
R5 19/2/55 A Nottm F D 1 - 1
R5r 28/2/55 H Nottm F D 2 - 2
R5r2 02/3/55 H Nottm F W 2 - 1
QF 12/3/55 A Huddersfield D 1 - 1
QFr 16/3/55 H Huddersfield W 2 - 0
SF 26/3/55 N York D 1 - 1
SFr 30/3/55 N York W 2 - 0
Fin 07/5/55 N Man City W 3 - 1



Players


Squad

Player A G
Batty R 35
Brennan F 6
Broadis I 23 5
Casey T 15
Cooper J 2
Cowell B 50
Crowe C 34 1
Curry B 11 5
Davies R 21 4
Hannah G 31 13
Keeble V 28 15
Keery S 3
McMichael A 19 1
Milburn J 48 23
Mitchell B 50 21
Mitchell S 4
Monkhouse A 4 2
Paterson B 4
Scoular J 52 1
Simpson R 45
Stokoe B 42
Tait Alex 1
Taylor H 2
Thompson J 3
White L 37 16
Woollard A 2

Team

Total Number of Games: 52

Total Number of Players Used: 26

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

01: (3) Simpson

02: (2) Cowell

03: (2) McMichael > Batty

04: (1) Scoular

05: (3) Stokoe

06: (3) Crowe or Casey

07: (4) Milburn > White

08: (5) Davies or Broadis

09: (5) White > Milburn or Keeble

10: (6) Hannah or Curry

11: (2) Mitchell


Toon In

Redhead William 09/1954 Glasgow Angus Free
Scott Malcolm 09/1954 Professional£15
Paterson William 10/1954 Doncaster £22,250
Whitehead Robert 12/1954 Professional

Toon Out

Gaskell Alex 06/1954 Mansfield £3,500
Robinson Robert 06/1954 Released
Foulkes William 08/1954 Southampton £12,500
Mulgrew Thomas 08/1954 Southampton £6,250