NUFC 2013/14 - Season Summary


Key Stats

Premiership10th ManagerA Pardew
FA Cup3rd CoachJ Carver, S Stone
League Cup4th CaptainF Coloccini
Top ScorerL Remy (16)
Attendance50,395 ChairmanM Ashley

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2013/14 was a season of two-halves for United. After a mixed start a run of 7 wins in 9 games up to Christmas took the Magpies up to 6th place and they once again looked like candidates for a European place. But 14 defeats in 20 games after Christmas resulted in United tumbling down to 10th.

However the first signs of trouble came before the season started. Ashley once more shocked and enraged supporters with the controversial appointment of Ex-manager Joe Kinnear as director of football on a three-year contract.

In an excruciating interview on Talksport he made a number of false claims whilst also mispronouncing the names of both players and officials of the club. Managing Director Derek Llambias resigned as a result of the appointment and Kinnear resigned himself in February.

Hours before the first game Arsenal made a “disrespectful” £10 million bid for Yohan Cabaye. United turned down the offer, but an incensed Cabaye refused to play in protest. He missed a number of games before returning to the fold and then moving to PSG in January.

Alan Pardew was sent off at Hull after he pressed his head against Hull’s David Meyler; it wasn’t a headbutt, but the intention was clearly there.

With supporter dissatisfaction rising again a march was held against owner Mike Ashley's regime prior to the home game against Liverpool.

Papiss Cisse initially refused to wear the new Wonga sponsored shirts due to his religious beliefs before he eventually backed down.


Competitions



Premiership

19/08 A Manchester City L 0-4 20
24/08 H West Ham D 0-0 17
31/08 H Fulham W 1-0 12
14/09 A Aston Villa W 2-1 8
21/09 H Hull City L 2-3 11
30/09 A Everton L 2-3 16
05/10 A Cardiff City W 2-1 11
19/10 H Liverpool D 2-2 10
27/10 A Sunderland L 1-2 11
02/11 H Chelsea W 2-0 9
10/11 A Spurs W 1-0 9
23/11 H Norwich City W 2-1 8
30/11 H West Brom W 2-1 5
04/12 A Swansea City L 0-3 7
07/12 A Manchester United W 1-0 7
14/12 H Southampton D 1-1 6
21/12 A Crystal Palace W 3-0 6
26/12 H Stoke City W 5-1 6
29/12 H Arsenal L 0-1 8
01/01 A West Brom L 0-1 8
12/01 H Manchester City L 0-2 8
18/01 A West Ham W 3-1 8
28/01 A Norwich City D 0-0 8
01/02 H Sunderland L 0-3 8
08/02 A Chelsea L 0-3 8
12/02 H Spurs L 0-4 9
23/02 H Aston Villa W 1-0 8
01/03 A Hull City W 4-1 8
15/03 A Fulham L 0-1 9
22/03 H Crystal Palace W 1-0 8
25/03 H Everton L 0-3 8
29/03 A Southampton L 0-4 9
05/04 H Manchester United L 0-4 9
12/04 A Stoke City L 0-1 9
19/04 H Swansea City L 1-2 9
28/04 A Arsenal L 0-3 9
03/04 H Cardiff City W 3-0 9
11/04 A Liverpool L 1-2 10
Man. City0-20-4
Liverpool2-21-2
Chelsea2-00-3
Arsenal0-10-3
Everton0-32-3
Tottenham0-41-0
Man United0-41-0
Southampton1-10-4
Stoke5-10-1
Newcastle
Crystal Palace1-03-0
Swansea1-20-3
West Ham 0-03-1
Sunderland0-31-2
Aston Villa1-02-1
Hull2-34-1
West Brom2-10-1
Norwich2-10-0
Fulham1-00-1
Cardiff3-02-1


W D L F A Pts
01 Manchester City 27 5 6 102 37 86
02 Liverpool 26 6 6 101 50 84
03 Chelsea 25 7 6 71 27 82
04 Arsenal 24 7 7 68 41 79
05 Everton 21 9 8 61 39 72
06 Tottenham Hotspur 21 6 11 55 51 69
07 Manchester United 19 7 12 64 43 64
08 Southampton 15 11 12 54 46 56
09 Stoke City 13 11 14 45 52 50
10 Newcastle United 15 4 19 43 59 49
11 Crystal Palace 13 6 19 33 48 45
12 Swansea City 11 9 18 54 54 42
13 West Ham United 11 7 20 40 51 40
14 Sunderland 10 8 20 41 60 38
15 Aston Villa 10 8 20 39 61 38
16 Hull City 10 7 21 38 53 37
17 West Bromwich Albion 7 15 16 43 59 36
18 Norwich City 8 9 21 28 62 33
19 Fulham 9 5 24 40 85 32
20 Cardiff City 7 9 22 32 74 30

After an inconsistent start 4 wins in a row during November took United up to 5th and earned Alan Pardew the Manager of the Month award. Three more wins in five games up to Christmas cemented the Magpies place in the top six. Within that run Newcastle won 1–0 at Old Trafford for the first time since February 1972.

But then United went into free fall. They lost 6 of the next 8 games, failing to score in 7 of them. At the end of the run they lost 3-0 at Chelsea and 3-0 and 4-0 at home to Sunderland and Tottenham respectively. With Cabaye also leaving there was an air of crisis.

A run of 3 wins in 4 temporarily lifted the gloom, but this was followed by 7 defeats in 8 games up until the end of the season. United finished in 10th.

FA Cup

04/01R3 H Cardiff City L 1-2 -

League Cup

28/08R2 A Morecambe W 2-0 -
25/09R3 H Leeds United W 2-0 -
30/10R4 H Manchester City L 0-2 -


Players



Squad

Player A S G
Shola Ameobi 15 14 3
Sammy Ameobi 6 6 1
Vurnon Anita 31 6 1
Adam Armstrong 4 0
Hatem Ben Arfa 14 16 3
Gaël Bigirimana 1 0
Yohan Cabaye 17 3 7
Fabricio Coloccini 28 0
Papiss Cissé 18 9 4
Mathieu Debuchy 31 1 1
Paul Dummett 13 8 1
Rob Elliot 4 0
Curtis Good 1 0
Dan Gosling 5 5 0
Yoan Gouffran 35 4 7
Jonás Gutiérrez 1 1 0
Massadio Haïdara 5 8 0
Luuk de Jong 8 4 0
Tim Krul 38 0
Sylvain Marveaux 4 7 0
Gabriel Obertan 5 0
Loïc Rémy 24 3 14
Davide Santon 27 1 0
Moussa Sissoko 37 1 3
Steven Taylor 10 1 1
Cheick Tioté 34 2 0
Haris Vučkić 1 1 0
Mike Williamson 34 1 0
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa 20 6 0
own goals 2

Players


Toon In

Olivier Kemen 07/13 Metz

Toon Oot

NameDateToFee
Steve Harper 07/13 Released
Danny Simpson 07/13 Released
Brad Inman 07/13 Released
James Perch 07/13 Wigan undisc
Yohan Cabaye 01/14 Paris St. Germain £19m
Dan Gosling 05/14 Released
Shola Ameobi 05/14 Released

Drop In

NameDateToFrom
Loic Remy 08/13 05/14 QPR
Luuk De Jong 01/14 05/14 Borussia Monchengladbach

Drop Oot

NameDateToFrom
Shane Ferguson 07/13 Season end Birmingham City
James Tavernier 07/13 08/13 Shrewsbury Town
Mehdi Abeid 07/13 Season end Panathinaikos
Adam Campbell 08/13 08/13 Carlisle United
Romain Amalfitano 09/13 Season end Dijon
Dan Gosling 10/13 01/14 Blackpool
James Tavernier 11/13 Season end Rotherham United
Haris Vuckic 11/13 Season end Rotherham United
Adam Campbell 01/14 Season end St.Mirren
Jonas Gutierrez 01/14 Season end Norwich City
Curtis Good 01/14 Season end Dundee United

Credits



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