Newcastle United 1959/60 Summary


NUFC 1959/60 Squad
Division 18th ManagerC Mitten
FA CupR3 TrainerN Smith
Attendance 36,037 CaptainB Stokoe
ChairmanW McKeag > W Hurford Top ScorerL White (29)


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newcastle 1959/60 programme

United once again opened with a 5-1 defeat at home; this time Spurs were their vanquishers and by the end of October they had slumped into 18th. But in the next game they beat Everton 8-2 and they went off on a goal blitz, scoring 33 goals in only ten games (including a 7-3 victory over Man Utd.

Eastham, Allchurch and White had formed a devastating inside forward combination which was as good as any in the country. By the end of March they had climbed to 5th, but one win in the last seven meant they settled in 8th.

In the FA Cup 3rd Round they played out a couple of classics against Wolves but lost the replay at Molineux 4-2.

With Wally Hurford now installed as Chairman it seemed possible that peace was about to break out; in reality the clubs troubles were only just beginning.


League
22/8/59 H Tottenham L 1-5
26/8/59 A Birmingham L 3-4
29/8/59 A Manchester Utd L 2-3
02/9/59 H Birmingham W 1-0
05/9/59 H Preston L 1-2
09/9/59 A WBA D 2-2
12/9/59 A Leicester W 2-0
16/9/59 H WBA D 0-0
19/9/59 H Burnley L 1-3
26/9/59 A Leeds Utd W 3-2
03/10/59 H WHU D 0-0
10/10/59 H Nottm F W 2-1
17/10/59 A Fulham L 3-4
24/10/59 H Bolton L 0-2
31/10/59 A Wolves L 0-2
07/11/59 H Everton W 8-2
14/11/59 A Blackpool L 0-2
21/11/59 H Blackburn W 3-1
28/11/59 A Man City W 4-3
05/12/59 H Arsenal W 4-1
12/12/59 A Luton W 4-3
19/12/59 A Tottenham L 0-4
26/12/59 A Chelsea D 2-2
28/12/59 H Chelsea D 1-1
02/1/60 H Manchester Utd W 7-3
16/1/60 A Preston W 2-1
23/1/60 H Leicester L 0-2
06/2/60 A Burnley L 1-2
13/2/60 H Leeds Utd W 2-1
20/2/60 A WHU W 5-3
27/2/60 A Arsenal L 0-1
05/3/60 H Fulham W 3-1
12/3/60 A Bolton W 4-1
19/3/60 H Luton W 3-2
25/3/60 A Everton W 2-1
02/4/60 H Blackpool D 1-1
09/4/60 A Blackburn D 1-1
15/4/60 H Sheff Wed D 3-3
16/4/60 H Wolves W 1-0
18/4/60 A Sheff Wed L 0-2
23/4/60 A Nottm F L 0-3
30/4/60 H Man City L 0-1
W D L F A Pts
01 Burnley 24 7 11 85 61 55
02 Wolverhampton Wanderers 24 6 12 106 67 54
03 Tottenham Hotspur 21 11 10 86 50 53
04 West Bromwich Albion 19 11 12 83 57 49
05 Sheffield Wednesday 19 11 12 80 59 49
06 Bolton Wanderers 20 8 14 59 51 48
07 Manchester United 19 7 16 102 80 45
08 Newcastle United 18 8 16 82 78 44
09 Preston North End 16 12 14 79 76 44
10 Fulham 17 10 15 73 80 44
11 Blackpool 15 10 17 59 71 40
12 Leicester City 13 13 16 66 75 39
13 Arsenal 15 9 18 68 80 39
14 West Ham United 16 6 20 75 91 38
15 Everton 13 11 18 73 78 37
16 Manchester City 17 3 22 78 84 37
17 Blackburn Rovers 16 5 21 60 70 37
18 Chelsea 14 9 19 76 91 37
19 Birmingham City 13 10 19 63 80 36
20 Nottingham Forest 13 9 20 50 74 35
21 Leeds United 12 10 20 65 92 34
22 Luton Town 9 12 21 50 73 30


FA Cup
FAC 09/1/60 H Wolves D 2-2
FAC 13/1/60 A Wolves L 2-4



Players


Squad
Player A G
Allchurch I 43 14
Bell J 40 5
Eastham G 44 20
Ferguson B 1
Franks A 3
Gilfillan B 5
Hale K 1 2
Harvey B 32
Heslop G 9
Hughes G 33 5
Keith D 24
Luke G 25 2
Malcolm G 1
Marshall T 1
McGuigan J 1
McKinney B 8
McMichael A 43
Mitchell B 15
Mitchell S 9
Mitten J 6 3
Scott M 5 2
Scoular J 34
Simpson R 3
Stokoe B 33
Tait Alex 4 1
Taylor H 5
White L 42 29
Whitehead B 12
Wright B 2
Team

Total Number of Games: 44

Total Number of Players Used: 29

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

01: (3) Harvey or Mitchell

02: (3) Keith or Whitehead

03: (2) McMichael

04: (3) Scoular

05: (3) Stokoe

06: (3) Bell

07: (6) Hughes

08: (3) Eastham

09: (4) White

10: (2) Allchurch

11: (6) Mitchell > Luke


Toon In
Wilson James 09/59 Shotts Bon Accord £750
Gilfillan Robert 10/59 Cowdenbeath £4,000
Garrow Herbert 02/60 Fochabers £1,150
Wilson William 03/60 Walkerburn Jnrs
Tuohy Liam 05/60 Shamrock R £9,500

H Garrow

B Gilfillan

L Touhy


Toon Out
Nesbitt John cs/59 ??
Curry William 07/59 Brighton £13,000
Redhead William 08/59 Gateshead Free
Wright Billy 08/59 Plymouth £5,150
Cooper Joseph /59 Released
Wilson Carl 01/60 Gateshead £410
Franks Albert 03/60 Rangers £6,500

B Curry

A Franks

B Wright


1950s Seasons


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