St James' Park


Retro Football: Kevin Keegan Calms Newcastle Fans Down On Steps Of St James’ Park After Selling Andy Cole To Man Utd, 1995 (Photos)

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It's difficult to fathom given the omni-coverage we're steeped in these days, but 23 years ago this very day, a seismic football transfer went through without so much as a preceding whisper.

Halfway through the 1994/95 Premier League season, Newcastle goal-glutton Andy Cole was sold to Manchester United in a British record deal.

Around The Grounds: St James Park, Home Of Exeter City (Photos)

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Flying high at the top of League Two after an unbeaten start to the season, Pies reckon this is as good a time as any to give Exeter City a doff of the cap by taking a snoop around their stadium.

Not to be confused with Newcastle United's monochrome hulk (note the lack of apostrophe), St James Park is at least in part a throwback to a bygone age of football stadium design.

Impressive: Exeter City Coach Matt Taylor Turns Floodlights Off With Merest Flick Of His Hand (Video)

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Exeter City have come flying out of the traps in League Two this season, currently sitting as they are at the very top of the table with five games played.

Obviously the results have been good, but it looks like the Grecians specifically their defensive coach Matt Taylor may also be dabbling in the occult to help get points on the board.

On This Day In 1996: Philippe Albert Chips In As Newcastle Stick Five Past Manchester United (Video)

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During the previous season, Newcastle had been pipped to the Premier League title by Manchester United despite having been 12 points clear in January.

Famously, it all proved too much for poor old Kevin Keegan, whose mind finallyunravelled...

Anyway, skip forward a season and the Magpies were keen to make a point – and did so with a stunning display of free-flowing football in front of a bustling capacity crowd at St James' Park.

Newcastle United

Vast Changes Coming To The Look Of Newcastle United – Back To The Future

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The Star is reporting today that Mike Ashley will make a clean break with Newcastle United if he sells the club to a consortium put together by Amanda Staveley, who leads the [...]

Newcastle blow as agent of major target confirms Spanish move

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Newcastle United look to have missed out on signing Sporting Lisbon defender Ruben Semedo, with the star’s agent confirming that he has agreed a deal to join an un-named Spanish club.

The Magpies are back in the Premier League after a year in English football’s second tier, with Rafa Benitez set to be handed a bumper summer warchest to revamp his squad.

West Ham linked with exciting winger, Newcastle also accredited with interest

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West Ham United and Newcastle United are ready to battle it out over Hull City winger Kamil Grosicki this summer, according to The Mirror.

Slaven Bilic’s men are expected to sign quite a few new faces over coming months and the Hammers have moved quickly to add experienced right-back Pablo Zabaleta to their squad already.

More Good News From Gallowgate Flags

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Gallowgate Flags organizer Alex Hurst has been interviewed in the Chronicle and he has revealed there will be more flags on display for the first time at the important game against Leeds United on Good Friday 14th April which will be televised. Gallowgate Flags have shown some great initiative this season in reviving [.

Rafa On What Newcastle Have To Do In Final 9 Games

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Rafa Benitez has been working intensely with his players thisweek after the shock 3-1 defeat at home to Fulham last Saturday, when Newcastle could have put in their worst performance of the season and it doesn't help that we don't seem to play well at home. The other disturbing fact is we particularly don't play [.

Former Striker’s Tweet Says It All About Newcastle

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Mick Quin just about sums up what every Newcastle fan must be thinking this morning, after the disaster that was Fulham yesterday. Exactly what is wrong with our players when they play at St. James Park in front of 52,000 fans they look half the team we see playing away from home. Unless Rafa [...]

Player’s Rallying Cry – We Need To Put Things Right At Home

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In the 19 games we have played away from home this season we have 42 points and that's 10 points better than the next best team away from home in the Championship Brighton. Butin home games we have only 36 pointsfrom 17 games and that's only 7th in the Championship with Brighton top with their [.

This Was One Of Greatest Premier League Games Ever – Video

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It was Sir Bobby Robson's home debut as the Newcastle manager and we were bottom of the league and Sheffield Wednesday who were the visitors that day to St. James' Park on September 19th, 1999 were second bottom. It was the proverbial 6 pointer so early in the season. Newcastle were bottom with just 1 [.

Newcastle Top Championship Attendances – Details Of All Clubs

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Here is a table of all home attendances in the Championship for the 24 clubs and the table was compiled by It's interesting reading and notice Newcastle are top of all categories including average attendance, but also for the percentage of the stadium that is full. Newcastle have an average of 50,526 and [.

Massive Crowd Expected For Preston North End Tonight

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It appearsthat Newcastle have sold 4,000 tickets in the last 24 hours for the game against Preston North End tonight and there will be at least 44,000 in attendance at St. James' Park. That's a massive crowd for a mid-week League Cup tie. And Newcastle have also announced the cash turnstiles will not be open [.

Newcastle’s Worrying Form Here Has To Change

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Newcastle have played four games at home in the league and we have only 6 points from thosegames two wins and two defeats. On the road in the league this season we have played five games and we have three wins and one defeat so 10 points from those five games. At the [...]

Retro Football: Remembering The Great Newcastle United Fashion Show Of 1995 (Photos)

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Newcastle United and the state thereof, circa 1995

The year was 1995 and everything was rosy in Newcastle United's garden.

With St James' Park having just been redeveloped into a gigantic all-seater cauldron and a stellar team full of expensive new additions, the Toon were resurgent.

Newcastle: Alan Shearer Statue Unveiled Outside St James’ Park Almost A Decade Later Than Scheduled (Photo)

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Almost a decade since it was first commissioned by former Newcastle chairman Freddy Shepherd, the club have finally got round to unveiling a statue of Alan Shearer outside St James' Park.

The five-metre bronze figure apparently cost £250,000 when it was first ordered in 2007, with Shepherd paying for the whole thing outright.

Inside St. James Park – Courtesy Of Robins TV – Video

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Here's a terrific video taken by Robins TV (Cheltenham Town FC exclusive) yesterday on their visit to St. James' Park and it shows places fans don't see unless they get the tour of the beautiful stadium. Rafa is now building a Newcastle United side to match the stadium!

Some Good News This Week For Newcastle

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There was great news posted on the Newcastle United Twitter account today that the total sales so far are over 50,000 so the game at St. James' Park against HuddersfieldTown will surely be a sell-out now. And with the disappointing result last Friday in London will hopefully inspire Rafa and the playersto want to play [.

Newcastle Ready To Ditch Wonga

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The Mirror are reporting that Newcastle are set to ditch controversial shirt sponsors Wonga when the current four year deal ends next May and they will not renew the deal with the payday loan company. Newcastle are now busy looking for a new shirt sponsor . The Wonga deal was announced back in October, 2012 [.

This Could Only Happen At Newcastle

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Newcastle have announced today that season ticket sales at Newcastle United have soared past last season's total. And that's with Newcastle now a second division club and the season is still three weeks away, when we play at Fulham on Friday, 5th August to kick-off the Championship season four weeks way to the first [.

Photos Of Benitez Now Adorn St. James’ Park

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Newcastle seem to be going to town (toon?) with Rafa Benitez and they have now placed some of his photographs around St. James Park and there are also some new photos of Rafa from his first press conference for the Leicester City game on Monday. You would think Newcastle had justpulled off a massive coup [.

This Is The Road To Enlightenment For Newcastle

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There are lots of storiesand analysis about what´s wrong with Newcastle it´s the owner, it´s the coach, it´s the players, it´s not spending enough in the transfer market, it´s the weather (well it can be really bad in Newcastle) and all that stuff. And the gates at St. James' Park are down about [.

By Sunday It Will Be Looking Fantastic

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When you look at St. James' Park when the home games are being televised on TV around the world the stadium looks tremendous it's the best thing that Freddie Shepherd ever did pushing the plans through and getting the stadiummodernized. We were hoping by now when we started this blog over eight years ago [.

Video – Thauvin Arriving In Newcastle – First Look At St. James’ Park

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Here are some tweets sent out by Newcastle United today showing new signing Florian Thauvin arriving in Newcastle on a private jet plus his first look inside the St. James' Park stadium Florian Thauvin with girlfriend in dressing room TOUCHING DOWN: Watch new signing @FlorianThauvin arrive in Newcastle for the first time #NUFC pic.

Huge Crowd At St. James Park For Open Day

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Newcastle United are giving an open training day at St James' Park today, but would you believe it over 13,000 fans turned up to watch the lads and to see our three new signings Gini Wijnaldum, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Chancel Mbemba. That's just 7,000 less than the crowd at our game against Borussia Monchengladbach on [.

Possible Chelsea starting line-up against Newcastle United

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Possible Chelsea starting line-up against Newcastle United - originally posted on

Chelsea face a stern test this Saturday, as they travel to a Premier League ground where Jose Mourinho is yet to record a win. Despite his illustrious record against nearly every other team in the league, Mourinho's Chelsea have never beaten Newcastle United at St.

The Mirror’s Strange Q&A With Mike Ashley

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The Mirror have finally managed to get an exclusive interview with Mike Ashley sort of although Mike hasn't said too much other than a couple of sentences and lets his people answer most of the questions about Sports Direct involvement with Newcastle United and Rangers. Mike Ashley answers questions sort [.

St. James’ Park Expected To Be A Sell-Out Today

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Some of the Newcastle fan organizations tried to get the Newcastle fans not to buy their season tickets in the summer, as a protest against the club Mike Ashley and manager Alan Pardew- but after a very good transfer window this summer (so far), the season tickets have probably sold quite well. Newcastle United [.

This Player Already A Huge Fan Favorite At Newcastle

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Remy Cabella has looked good in the games he has so far played for Newcastle in pre-season, and he has scored two very good opportunist goals, and the French International 24 year-old is fast becoming a crowd favorite on Tyneside. Remy Cabella - after scoring against Huddersfield on Tuesday And of course all our pre-season [.

Bright Future Ahead For Newcastle

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Newcastle United may not be spending enough money on bringing new players into the club, but as for spending on other aspects of the club's facilities, we are actually doing quite well. A brighter future at St. James' Park? And news today on the Newcastle web-site that new floodlights have been installed at St.

Things Are Really Looking Up At Newcastle

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It's hard not to be positive about the future of Newcastle United at the moment, with our 4th win on the trot against West Brom on Saturday, and the Newcastle side looking very decent, and the new Frenchmen who were brought in during January and are now regular starters for the side Mathieu Debuchy, [.

Don’t Sleep On The Tyne-Wear Derby Between Sunderland and Newcastle

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For most Premier League viewers in the US, this week's version of ‘Super Sunday' is all about the matchup between big money clubs, Chelsea and Manchester City. There are actually four other BPL matches on Sunday, two of them are on at the same time as Chelsea-City: Tottenham-Hull City and Swansea City-West Ham United.

GIF It: Dancing Steve Bruce (Newcastle 2-3 Hull City)

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Hull City boss Steve Bruce was so pleased with Sone Aluko's winning goal against Newcastle on Saturday that he unleashed some toddler dance moves on the St James' Park touchline.

Alan Pardew bids to bring Chelsea striker Demba Ba back to Newcastle

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is trying to bring Demba Ba back to the club just seven months after he left to join Chelsea for £7m. The Senegal international a Tyneside favourite before he started pushing for his transfer does not appear to be part of Jose Mourinho's plans at Stamford Bridge. He [..

Iconic St. James Park Gates To Be Unveiled Tomorrow

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One of the things that Newcastle fans will see tomorrow are the iconic wrought iron gates that used to be at the stadium, but were taken away in 1999, and they ended up at Woolsington Hall, the estate of Sir John Hall. The iconic St. James' Park wrought iron gates But the club, Sir John [...]

Pardew the Premier League sack race favourite ahead of new season

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With summer seemingly behind us, that can only mean one thing: the new Premier League season is upon us. Fans of top flight clubs across the country are itching for the new campaign to get underway but with the optimism that most fans will be filled with comes the trepidation that others will feel ahead [.

The Rest

LvG: Rooney’s fighting spirit is unbelievable

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With time running out at St James Park, Wayne Rooney chased down a ball in the box, but it looked like a lost cause. However, he did enough to put off the Newcastle defender, forcing goalkeeper Tim Krul in to mistakenly passing the ball straight to Ashley Young. United's winger did well to hold his nerve and the game was won.

Are Newcastle Struggling With Season Ticket Sales?

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There's only a couple of days left for Newcastle United season ticket holders to renew their tickets for the 2014/2015 season, and once that deadline is reached the available tickets if any will go on sale to other supporters. Mike Ashley Newcastle United owner That deadline is now this Saturday, that's when [.

Newcastle United’s commercial revenue is only half what it should be

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Inspired by members of the NUFC board saying Sports Direct only takes up unused advertising space at SJP, as well as Newcastle United's lousy commercial revenue figures, I decided to do a little number crunching and research. Referring to figures from other clubs using Deloitte's "Annual Review of Football Finance" and all the other sources [.