Newcastle United 2000/01 - Season Summary


NUFC 2000/01 Squad
Premiership11th ManagerB Robson
FA Cup3rd CoachM Wadsworth
League Cup4th CaptainA Shearer
Attendance51,299 Top ScorerA Shearer, C Cort, N Solano (7)
ChairmanF Shepherd

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The new look Milburn Stand and Leazes End had increased the ground capacity to over 50,000 for the first time since the Leazes End was demolished in the late seventies, but it was to be a frustrating season for the Gallowgate faithful.

The expenditure on the ground meant that the funds available for transfers were limited and Bobby Robson was forced to start his rebuilding with a mixture of South American imports and "honest pros" from lesser-lights. The only "major" signing was that of Carl Cort who was brought in to replace Duncan Ferguson. Unfortunately, they all struggled for form and/or fitness.

Injury ruled Alan Shearer out for half the season and with Carl Cort suffering a similar fate the Magpies had to rely extensively on the youthful Ameobi and the ageing Gallacher. Not surprisingly they struggled to find the net; and scored 19 less goals than in the previous League campaign.

Consequently, despite making a decent start (and topping the table at one point) they spent most of the season stranded in midtable and finished with 1 point less than in 1999/00.

There was little progress in the Cups either with Newcastle losing in Birmingham in both domestic Cups.

United did accept a place in the Intertoto Cup which represented a possible route into the UEFA Cup.



Competitions


Premiership
20/08 A Manchester Utd L 0-2
23/08 H Derby W 3-2
26/08 H Tottenham W 2-0
06/09 A Coventry W 2-0
09/09 H Chelsea D 0-0
16/09 A Southampton L 0-2
23/09 H Charlton L 0-1
30/09 A Man City W 1-0
16/10 A Middlesbrough W 3-1
21/10 H Everton L 0-1
28/10 A WHU L 0-1
04/11 H Ipswich W 2-1
11/11 A Leicester D 1-1
18/11 H Sunderland L 1-2
26/11 H Liverpool W 2-1
02/12 A Aston Villa D 1-1
09/12 A Arsenal L 0-5
16/12 H Bradford W 2-1
23/12 A Derby L 0-2
26/12 H Leeds Utd W 2-1
30/12 H Manchester Utd D 1-1
02/01 A Tottenham L 2-4
13/01 H Coventry W 3-1
20/01 A Leeds Utd W 3-1
31/01 A Chelsea L 1-3
11/02 A Charlton L 0-2
24/02 H Man City L 0-1
03/03 A Everton D 1-1
17/03 H Middlesbrough L 1-2
31/03 A Bradford D 2-2
14/04 A Ipswich L 0-1
16/04 H WHU W 2-1
21/04 A Sunderland D 1-1
28/04 H Leicester W 1-0
01/05 H Southampton D 1-1
05/05 A Liverpool L 0-3
15/05 H Arsenal D 0-0
19/05 H Aston Villa W 3-0
W D L F A Pts
01 Manchester United (C) 24 8 6 79 31 80
02 Arsenal 20 10 8 63 38 70
03 Liverpool 20 9 9 71 39 69
04 Leeds United 20 8 10 64 43 68
05 Ipswich Town 20 6 12 57 42 66
06 Chelsea 17 10 11 68 45 61
07 Sunderland 15 12 11 46 41 57
08 Aston Villa 13 15 10 46 43 54
09 Charlton Athletic 14 10 14 50 57 52
10 Southampton 14 10 14 40 48 52
11 Newcastle United 14 9 15 44 50 51
12 Tottenham Hotspur 13 10 15 47 54 49
13 Leicester City 14 6 18 39 51 48
14 Middlesbrough 9 15 14 44 44 42
15 West Ham United 10 12 16 45 50 42
16 Everton 11 9 18 45 59 42
17 Derby County 10 12 16 37 59 42
18 Manchester City (R) 8 10 20 41 65 34
19 Coventry City (R) 8 10 20 36 63 34
20 Bradford City (R) 5 11 22 30 70 26

FA Cup
R3 07/01 H Aston Villa D 1-1
R3r 17/01 A Aston Villa L 0-1

League Cup
R2 L1 20/09 H Leyton Orient W 2-0
R2 L2 26/09 A Leyton Orient D 1-1
R3 01/11 H Bradford W 4-3
R4 29/11 A Birmingham L 1-2

Players


Squad
Player A S G
Acuna C 26 3 3
Ameobi Sh 14 8 2
Barton W 29 3
Bassedas C 20 6 1
Caldwell S 6 4 1
Charvet L 8 1
Coppinger J 0 1
Cordone D 13 14 3
Cort C 15 0 7
Dabizas N 9 0
Domi D 12 4
Dyer K 30 1 6
Gallacher K 15 7 3
Gavilan D 0 2
Given S 35 0
Glass S 6 10 3
Goma A 23 1 1
Griffin A 20 5
Harper S 9 1
Hughes A 39 1
Kerr B 0 1
Lee R 24 2
Lua Lua L 3 20
Marcelino E 6 1
O'Brien A 9 0 1
Quinn W 14 1
Shearer A 23 0 7
Solano N 35 3 7
Speed G 41 0 6
Own goals 2

Total number of games : 44

Total number of players : 29


Toon In
Name Date Age Club Fee
Cort Carl 07/00 22 Wimbledon £7m
Bernard Olivier 09/00 20 Olympik Lyonnais £45,870
Lua Lua Lomanu 09/00 19 Colchester £2.25m
Acuna Clarence 10/00 25 Universidad De Chile £954,000
Chopra Michael 01/01 17 Professional
Quinn Wayne 02/01 24 Sheff Utd £1m
O'Brien Andy 03/01 21 Bradford City £2m

Acuna first arrived on trial in August and Wayne Quinn first arrived on loan in January

C Acuna
C Cort
L Lua Lua

Toon Oot
Name Date Age Club Fee
Maric Silvio 07/00 25 Porto £2m
Pistone Alessandre 07/00 24 Everton £3m
Perez Lionel 07/00 33 Cambridge Free
Ferguson Duncan 08/00 28 Everton £4.75m
Howey Steve 08/00 28 Man City £2m
Ketsbiai Temuri 08/00 32 Wolves £900,000
Robinson Paul 08/00 21 Wimbledon £1.5m
Charvet Laurent 10/00 27 Man City £1m
Brady Gary 01/01 24 Released
Domi Didier 01/01 22 PSG £3m
Goma Alain 03/01 28 Fulham £3.5m
Gallagher Kevin 05/01 34 Released
Glass Stephen 05/01 52 Released

D Ferguson

S Maric

A Pistone


Drop In
NameClubToToFee
Cordone DanielRacing Club06/00 07/01 £500,000
Quinn WayneSheffield United01/01 01/01 paymt. 02/01

Drop Oot
NameClubToToFee
Brady GaryNorwich
Bernard OlivierDarlington
Coppinger JamesHartlepool
Coppinger JamesQPR
Hamilton DesTranmere