NUFC 1967/68 - Season Summary


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newcastle 1967/68

United made great strides particularly at home where they were unbeaten before losing their last two games. Their away form remained poor with only a single victory.

The Magpies reached 5th by mid-January and stayed there for a couple of months before a disappointing finish saw them slide down to 10th.

They fell at the first hurdle in both Cups: losing at home to Carlisle (FA Cup) and away to Fourth Division Lincoln (League Cup).

Despite the mid-table finish a series of fortunate events saw United qualify for the Fairs Cup.

Newcastle recorded a couple of excellent friendly victories over European Champions Celtic but the Glaswegian supporters who travelled to Newcastle caused lots of damage in the city-centre.


Chairman L Westwood
Manager J Harvey
Manager R Lewin
Captain B Moncur
Top Scorer W Davies (12)

Competitions


League Division 1

19/8/67 H Southampton W 3 - 0
23/8/67 A Chelsea D 1 - 1
26/8/67 A Liverpool L 0 - 6
30/8/67 H Chelsea W 5 - 1 6
02/9/67 H Stoke D 1 - 1 7
06/9/67 A Man City L 0 - 2 10
09/9/67 A Nottm F L 0 - 4 13
16/9/67 H Coventry W 3 - 2 13
23/9/67 A Sheffield Utd L 1 - 2 13
30/9/67 H Arsenal W 2 - 1 13
07/10/67 A Wolves D 2 - 2 13
14/10/67 H Fulham W 2 - 1 10
25/10/67 A Leeds Utd L 0 - 2 11
28/10/67 H Everton W 1 - 0 11
04/11/67 A Leicester D 2 - 2 11
11/11/67 H WHU W 1 - 0 9
18/11/67 A Burnley L 0 - 2 12
25/11/67 H Sheff Wed W 4 - 0 9
02/12/67 A Tottenham D 1 - 1 8
09/12/67 H Manchester Utd D 2 - 2 8
16/12/67 A Southampton D 0 - 0 6
23/12/67 H Liverpool D 1 - 1 6
26/12/67 H Sunderland W 2 - 1 6
30/12/67 A Sunderland D 3 - 3 6
06/1/68 A Stoke L 1 - 2 7
13/1/68 H Nottm F D 0 - 0 6
20/1/68 A Coventry W 4 - 1 5
03/2/68 H Sheffield Utd W 1 - 0 5
10/2/68 A Arsenal D 0 - 0 5
24/2/68 H Wolves W 2 - 0 5
02/3/68 A Sheff Wed D 1 - 1 5
16/3/68 H Leeds Utd D 1 - 1 5
23/3/68 A Everton L 0 - 1 5
03/4/68 H Leicester D 0 - 0 6
06/4/68 A WHU L 0 - 5 7
12/4/68 H WBA D 2 - 2 7
13/4/68 H Burnley W 1 - 0 7
15/4/68 A WBA L 0 - 2 8
20/4/68 A Fulham L 0 - 2 9
27/4/68 H Tottenham L 1 - 3 10
04/5/68 A Manchester Utd L 0 - 6 10
11/5/68 H Man City L 3 - 4 10

United became a much harder side to beat and lost 7 less games than in 1966/67. It was their home form which improved most markedly and they were unbeaten at St. James' before losing the last two games.

After a slow start United's form gradually began to improve and they gradually climbed the table. At the end of February, they were in 5th having lost only 2 of their last 17 games.

Unfortunately the goals dried up in the last 12 games and they hit a bad patch (won 1, drew 4, lost 7) which ended with them losing their last 5 games.


FA Cup

R3 27/1/68 H Carlisle Utd (D2 - 10th) L 0 - 1

R3 - Burton had his penalty saved as an uninspiring United slipped out of the Cup at the first hurdle.


League Cup

R2 13/9/67 A Lincoln (D4 - 4th) L 1 - 2

R2 - Another disgraceful Cup performance against lower league opponents and Lincoln coach Bert Loxley slammed United. “I was surprised how easy we overran Newcastle. They showed nothing and we paralysed them”.


Players


Toon In

Surname Date From Fee
Ross Eric 8 / 1967 Glentoran £5,250
Scott Jim 8 / 1967 Hibernians £35,000
Foggon Alan 11 / 1967 Professional
Sinclair Jackie 12 / 1967 Leicester £67,500

Toon Out


Name Date To Fee
Alderson Stuart 6 / 1967 York City
Dalton George 6 / 1967 Brighton
Thompson W 6 / 1967 Rotherham £25,000
Hilley Dave 12 / 1967 Nottm F £25,000
Noble Peter 1 / 1968 Swindon £8,000
Mcgrath John 2 / 1968 Southampton £30,000

Squad

Player A G
Bennett, A 28 0 10
Burton, O 37 3 3
Clark, F 37 0
Craig, D 11 1
Davies, W 43 0 12
Elliott, D 42 0 3
Foggon, A 1 0
Guthrie, R 4 1
Hilley, D 9 0
Iley, J 39 1 4
Marshall, G 39 0
McFaul, I 5 0
McGrath, J 10 1
McNamee, J 32 0 2
Moncur, B 35 0
Noble, P 1 0
Robson, B 12 1 4
Robson, T 40 1 11
Ross, E 2 0
Scott, J 37 1 3
Sinclair, J 17 0 3
Winstanley, G 3 0

Team

Total number of games: 44

Total number of players used: 23

Figure in brackets indicates number of players who played in that position/shirt in total.

01: (2) Marshall

02: (2) Burton

03: (3) Clark

04: (4) Elliott

05: (3) McNamee

06: (2) Moncur

07: (4) Scott > Sinclair

08: (5) Bennett > Scott

09: (2) Davies

10:(4) Hilley > lley

11: (2) Robson T


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