Newcastle 1993/94 - Season Summary


NUFC 1993/94 Squad

Prem3rd ChairmanJ Hall
FA CupR4 ManagerK Keegan
League CupR3 CoachD Fazackerly
Attendance33,787 CaptainP Beardsley
Top ScorerA Cole (41)

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newcastle 1993/94 programme

The new Leazes Stand was ready for the start of the campaign and as a result the average attendance increased by almost 20%.

It was a tremendous first season in the Premiership for Newcastle as they gradually recovered from a shaky start to claim 3rd place. Along the way their attacking one-touch football led to them being labelled "The Entertainers" by Sky. Keegan signed a new ten-year contract.

In the close season Keegan lost his two top goal scorers with Gavin Peacock being allowed to move to Chelsea on personal grounds and David Kelly being surprisingly released too.

In their place came the magical feet of Peter Beardsley who returned (at the age of 31) for a fee of £1.35 million after Keegan scared Hall into buying him by suggesting he was on his way to Wearside.

Many more of the old guard moved on and during the season the squad was gradually revamped with the most expensive captures arriving last: Ruel Fox and Darren Peacock.

United gradually found their feet and when they beat Liverpool 3-0 at home in November (the match for which 'Pool 'keeper Grobbelar would later find himself in hot water) the whole country began to take notice.

Cole and Beardsley formed a devastating partnership and shared 55 League goals between them with Cole's 41 being a club record. The Magpies finished as the top scorers and a five-game winning run in March provided the "push" that won them a UEFA Cup place.

In the Cups United were less impressive making early exits to the combined might of Wimbledon and Luton.

There was one hiccup along the way in October involving a kicked bucket from Lee Clark and an unauthorised leave of absence from Andy Cole, but it all appeared to be sorted out pretty smoothly despite the press' efforts to stir up trouble.


Matches

PR 14/8/93 H Tottenham L 0-1
PR 18/8/93 A Coventry L 1-2
PR 21/8/93 A Manchester Utd D 1-1
PR 25/8/93 H Everton W 1-0
PR 29/8/93 H Blackburn D 1-1
PR 31/8/93 A Ipswich D 1-1
PR 13/9/93 H Sheff Wed W 4-2
PR 18/9/93 A Swindon D 2-2
LC 22/9/93 H Notts W 4-1
PR 25/9/93 H WHU W 2-0
PR 02/10/93 A Aston Villa W 2-0
LC 05/10/93 A Notts W 7-1
PR 16/10/93 H QPR L 1-2
PR 24/10/93 A Southampton L 1-2
LC 27/10/93 A Wimbledon L 1-2
PR 30/10/93 H Wimbledon W 4-0
PR 08/11/93 A Oldham W 3-1
PR 21/11/93 H Liverpool W 3-0
PR 24/11/93 H Sheffield Utd W 4-0
PR 27/11/93 A Arsenal L 1-2
PR 04/12/93 A Tottenham W 2-1
PR 11/12/93 H Manchester Utd D 1-1
PR 18/12/93 A Everton W 2-0
PR 22/12/93 H Leeds Utd D 1-1
PR 28/12/93 A Chelsea L 0-1
PR 01/1/94 H Man City W 2-0
PR 04/1/94 A Norwich W 2-1
FAC 08/1/94 H Coventry W 2-0
PR 16/1/94 A QPR W 2-1
PR 22/1/94 H Southampton L 1-2
FAC 29/1/94 H Luton D 1-1
FAC 09/2/94 A Luton L 0-2
PR 12/2/94 A Wimbledon L 2-4
PR 19/2/94 A Blackburn L 0-1
PR 23/2/94 H Coventry W 4-0
PR 05/3/94 A Sheff Wed W 1-0
PR 12/3/94 H Swindon W 7-1
PR 19/3/94 A WHU W 4-2
PR 23/3/94 H Ipswich W 2-0
PR 29/3/94 H Norwich W 3-0
PR 01/4/94 A Leeds Utd D 1-1
PR 04/4/94 H Chelsea D 0-0
PR 09/4/94 A Man City L 1-2
PR 16/4/94 A Liverpool W 2-0
PR 23/4/94 H Oldham W 3-2
PR 27/4/94 H Aston Villa W 5-1
PR 30/4/94 A Sheffield Utd L 0-2
PR 07/5/94 H Arsenal W 2-0

Premiership

Squad

Total Number of Matches: 48

Total Number of Goals: 97

Player A S G
Allen M 12 0 7
Appleby M 1 0
Beardsley P 41 0 24
Beresford J 40 0
Bracewell p 36 0 2
Clark L 34 0 2
Cole A 45 0 41
Elliott R 15 2
Fox R 14 0 2
Holland C 2 1
Hooper M 24 0
Howey S 16 1
Jeffrey M 2 0
Kilcline B 2 2
Lee R 47 0 8
Mathie A 1 16 3
Neilson A 10 4
O'Brien L 4 2
Papavasiliou N 7 0
Peacock D 9 0
Robinson M 13 4
Scott K 21 0
Sellars S 33 2 4
Srnicek P 22 0
Venison B 41 1
Watson S 34 4 2
Wright T 2 1
Own Goals 2
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Players


Toon In

SurnameDateAgeFromFee
Beasrdsley Peter 07/93 32 Everton £1.5m
Papavasiliou Nikos 07/93 22 OFI £125,000
Mathie Alex 07/93 24 Morton £275,000
Allen Malcolm 08/93 26 Millwall £300,000
Appleby Richard 08/93 17 Professional
Hooper Mike 09/93 29 Liverpool £550,000
Jeffrey Mike 10/93 22 Doncaster £85,000
Holland Chris 01/94 18 Preston £100,000
Fox Ruel 02/94 26 Norwich City £2,225m
Peacock Darren 03/94 26 QPR £2.7m

P Beardsley

R Fox

D Peacock


Toon Oot

NameDateAgeToFee
Kelly David 06/93 27 Wolves £750,000
Stimson Mark 07/93 25 Portsmouth £95,000
Thompson Alan 07/93 19 Bolton £250,000
Peacock Gavin 08/93 25 Chelsea £1,25m
Wright Tommy 09/93 30 Nottm F £450,000
Roche David 10/93 22 Doncaster Rovers £25,000 (p/ex)
Kilcline Brian 01/94 31 Swindon £90,000
O'Brien Liam 01/94 29 Tranmere £350,000
Scott Kevin 02/94 27 Tottenham £850,000
McDonough Darren 04/94 31 Retired Injured

D Kelly

B Kilcline

G Peacock


Drop Oot

NameClubFromTo
Appleby MattyDarlington11/9311/93