NUFC 1964/65- Season Summary


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newcastle 1964/65

The Magpies deservedly finish as champions after leading the table, for all but a couple of weeks, from mid-December. They failed to score in only 4 League games and kept a clean sheet in 15.

It was a team built on hard work and commitment with the excellent half-back line of Anderson, McGrath and lley at its fulcrum. Such was the consistency of the side that only 20 players were used in total (the fewest ever utilised in a season).

For once the immediate Cup exits seemed to be a blessing in disguise; Division 2 strugglers Swansea seeing United off in the FA cup and First Division Blackpool beating them in the League Cup.

The average attendance was the best for five years. Match of the Day hit the airwaves and United made their first appearance in the defeat at Orient in February.

Chairman W Hurford, L Westwood
Manager J Harvey
Trainer J Greenhalgh
Captain S Anderson
Top Scorer R McGarry (16)

Results

24/8/64 H Charlton D 1 - 1 10
29/8/64 H Southampton W 2 - 1 9
01/9/64 A Charlton W 1 - 0 4
05/9/64 A Huddersfield W 1 - 0 4
08/9/64 A Northampton L 0 - 1 5
12/9/64 H Coventry W 2 - 0 4
16/9/64 H Plymouth W 2 - 1 3
19/9/64 A Cardiff D 1 - 1 1
26/9/64 H Preston W 5 - 2 1
30/9/64 A Plymouth L 1 - 2 1
03/10/64 A Ipswich L 1 - 3 3
10/10/64 H Leyton Orient W 5 - 0 2
14/10/64 A Man City L 0 - 3 3
17/10/64 A Bury W 2 - 1 3
24/10/64 H Crystal Palace W 2 - 0 2
31/10/64 A Norwich D 1 - 1 2
07/11/64 H Rotherham Utd W 3 - 1 2
14/11/64 A Swansea L 1 - 3 2
21/11/64 H Derby D 2 - 2 2
28/11/64 A Swindon W 6 - 1 2
05/12/64 H Portsmouth W 3 - 0 2
12/12/64 H Northampton W 5 - 0 1
19/12/64 A Southampton W 1 - 0 1
26/12/64 A Middlesbrough W 2 - 0 1
28/12/64 H Middlesbrough W 2 - 1 1
02/1/65 H Huddersfield W 2 - 1 1
16/1/65 A Coventry L 4 - 5 1
23/1/65 H Cardiff W 2 - 0 1
06/2/65 A Preston L 0 - 2 1
13/2/65 H Ipswich D 2 - 2 1
20/2/65 A Leyton Orient L 1 - 2 1
27/2/65 H Bury L 2 - 3 2
06/3/65 A Portsmouth W 2 - 1 2
13/3/65 H Norwich W 2 - 0 1
20/3/65 A Rotherham Utd D 1 - 1 1
27/3/65 H Swansea W 3 - 1 1
03/4/65 A Derby W 3 - 0 1
10/4/65 H Swindon W 1 - 0 1
16/4/65 H Bolton W 2 - 0 1
17/4/65 A Crystal Palace D 1 - 1 1
19/4/65 A Bolton D 1 - 1 1
24/4/65 H Man City D 0 - 0 1

After four seasons in Division 2 United were back in the big-time; they were in the promotion spots throughout the vast majority of the season and deservedly won the Second Division Championship.

United started strongly; they were becoming harder to beat and only lost 5 of the first 19 games. But they needed to win more games.

A 6-1 victory at Swindon at the end of November was the confidence-boost they needed and it was the start of a run of 7 straight wins (equalling the club record set in 1909).

There was a wobble during February when they only got 1 point out of a possible 12; the last game being a controversial home defeat by Bury who scored a winner in the 11th minute of injury time.

United bounced back to win 6 out of the next 7; United securing promotion with a 2-0 win over Bolton (the 3rd placed club) on April 16th.


FA Cup

R3 09/1/65 A Swansea L 0 - 1

R3 - Division 2 strugglers Swansea beat United in hard and thrilling game.


League Cup

R2 23/9/64 A Blackpool L 0 - 3

R2 - Although Newcastle battled bravely, First Division Blackpool were too fast in thought and action and only Marshall's heroics saved United from a heavier defeat.


Players

Toon In

Surname Date From Fee
Young David 09/1964 Professional
Noble Peter 11/1964 Consett £1,000
Knox Thomas 02/1965 Chelsea £10,000

Toon Out


Name Date To Fee
Walker Len 07/1964 Aldershot
Taylor Colin 10/1964 Walsall £10,000
Thomas Barrie 11/1964 Scunthorpe £20,000
O'Neil Les 01/1965 Darlington


Squad

Player A G
Allen, G 1
Anderson, S 42 8
Burton, O 2 1
Clark, F 44
Craig, D 42
Cummings, B 25 8
Hilley, D 36 12
Hockey, T 26 2
Iley, J 40 5
Knox T 9 1
Marshall, G 44
McGarry, R 33 16
McGrath, J 44
McKinney B 2
Moncur, B 12
Penman, W 23 7
Robson, B 20 7
Suddick, A 22 6
Taylor, C 10 2
Thomas, B 7 3
own goals 3

Total number of games: 44

Total number of players used: 20

01: (1) Marshall

02: (2) Craig

03: (1) Clark

04: (2) Anderson

05: (1) McGrath

06: (2) lley or Moncur

07: (3) Robson or Hockey

08:(3)Hilley

09: (3) Thomas > Cummings or McGarry

10: (5) Penman or lley

11: ( 4) Hockey > Taylor > Suddick > Knox


1960s Seasons


1960/61 1961/62 1962/63 1963/64 1964/65 1965/66 1966/67 1967/68 1968/69 1969/70