Friday, 31 August 2018

THE BLUE MOONIES v THE TOON *** TOMORROW EVENIN'!

Posted '12:40pm bells' Friday 31st August 2018

We gan into the month of September withoot a win in August and face current champs Man City for wor 5th live telly game in a row so far this season!
'The Blue Moonies' are unbeaten of course and wor tactics will be to park an artic across the penalty box with Rondon a lone striker up front!

Not many people give us any hope of even scorin' a goal, but dafter things have happened!

The plan tomorrow iz to get a train to Durham,  cadge a lift off 'Blondie Alan the Morris Dancer' (who lives near there), find a few bars and get completely comotosed before the game, in trepidation of what's aboot to happen at '5:30pm bells in east Manchester!

More to follow later, plus match report and pix to follow on Sunday!
(Dependin' on the result!)

Thursday, 30 August 2018

THE FRIAR TUCK MOB 3 THE TOON 1 *** LEEGUE CUP 2nd ROOND 2018-2019

Posted '1:50pm bells' Thorsday 30th August 2018

"LEEGUE CUP DISASTER DAYS!---CONTINUED!--- UNABAITED!"

The competition we just 'love to hate' proved once again that we are nee match for lower leegue opposition!

Havin lost to Forest last season az well at the same roond we will have at least 4 blank midweeks to twiddle wor thumbs until Xmas!

My 'hate affair' in this competition gans back ower 43 years when we were knocked oot by Chester in 1975 at their old Sealand Road groond--- and ever since it haz been disaster after disaster in this competition! (We DID get to the final next season--but lost of course!---since 1976 we havvent got past Xmas in the competition!)

Wor day started off at '2 pm bells' when 'Big Al' (not the sheet metal workers son!) picked me up in hiz jam jar, alang with 'International Russcue' and 'Blondie Alan the Morris Dancer' and off we set to Nottingham!

'Big Al' had a brainwave and said it would be easier to gan to a park and ride just of the M1 and get a tram into the city centre az Nottingham iz notorious for traffic jams!

So we heeded for a place called Pheonix Park and caught the tram which of course avoids roads and haz a traffic free run into Nottingham!

The tram stopped aboot 10 minutes doon the line and we got off to get a connectin' tram to wor destination!
WRANG!---we asked an inspector where to get the next tram from and he uttered the dreaded words!
"There's a replacement BUS SERVICE as they are workin' on the line further down!", he telt us!

Ne mention that there woz a replacement bus service half way doon the line!

After jumpin off the tram and onto a double decker bus, we then had to jump off again to catch anothaa tram!
The tram-bus-tram eventually arrived at wor destination and we then had a 15 minute waalk to a boozer near Forest's groond on the banks of the River Trent!
BREWHOOSE & KITCHEN BOOZER

We anly had an hours drinkin time before the match because of this fiasco and stopped there til it woz time to gan and 'face wor punishment' in the away section of the groond! (nee time for a 'pub crawl'!)

And 'punishment it waz' az 'The Friar Tuck Mob' took the lead in the forst minute through former Toon player Daryl Murphy, az wor shambles of a team, which included several new boys, couldn't 'gel' or get to grips with the game and disaster loomed!

We just couldn't get oot of 1st gear and aall looked lost, but we had an ace up wor sleeves!
Salomon Rondon then came on in the 82nd minute for the ineffective Joselu and 2 mins into stoppage time he hit hit a raspin' shot across the box and the baall hit the far corner of the net, with their keeper well beaten. This sent the 3,000 strong Toon Army in The Bridgford End into raptures behind that goal!---a penalty shootout woz now on the cards!
WRANG AGAIN!---Of course this IZ NUFC and we shot worsels in the foot az Forest went up to the far Trent End and scored a 2nd goal straight away!

Perez woz then punched in the face by the Forest keeper in the box, (a definite penalty!) but the ref waved 'play on' and the home side went back up the pitch and scored again in the 97th minute to send us and the team to the exit gates!

We had the same hassle gettin' back to wor car (tram-replacement bus-tram) and eventually got onto the motorway one and a qwaataa hours after the match had finished!

Of course the M1 motorway woz closed forthaa up near Sheffield for roadworks (it HAD to be!) and we had to divort through  Sherwood Forest on the A614 to get onto the A1 (nee sign of Friar Tuck or Robin Hood though!)

We got back at just after 2am bells---anothaa 'Disaster Day' in more ways than one, to add to the (very!) lang list!

Team line up: Darlow, Sterry, Schar, Fernandez(Perez 69), Clark, Atsu, Ki, Langstaff, Kenedy, Muto (Murphy 77), Joselu (Rondon 82)

Attendance: 13,942 (3,000 thoroughleee p*ssed off Toon fans!)

*PS: Since the competition started 58 years ago in 1960, we have anly got past the 5th roond ONCE!---exitin' the Leegue Cup before Xmas on every occasion apart from 1976 when we reached the final!---a truly shockin' record!



Tuesday, 28 August 2018

THE FRIAR TUCK MOB v THE TOON *** LEEGUE CUP 2ND ROOND!

Posted '3:50pm bells' Tuesday 28th August 2018

"WHY DON'T THEY JUST TOSS A COIN!?"

Tomorrow neet we heed for Sherwood Forest country where we are takin on Nottm Forest at The City Groond in the Leegue (Caraboa) Cup at '7:45 bells for wor 4th live telly game of the season so far! (Oot of 4!)

We fully expect that both teams will field serverly weakened sides to avoid injuries to key players!
Forest, because they are gannin for promotion from The Championship---And NUFC because we dont want to end up back there, come next May!

Big Al (not the the sheet metal workers son!) said that they, "May as well toss a coin!" to see who gans through to the next roond, az neethaa of us have any chance of winnin it once 'the big guns' enter at the 3rd roond stage!

Better still, why dont they play the 1st and 2nd roonds pre season instead of meaningless friendlies against the likes of St Patricks Athletic or Ausburg!?

NUFC have been allocated 4,000 tickets, but we fully expect that anly half that number will travel doon!

A full Geordie Times match and pub crawl report will appear here sometime on Thorsday!

Updated '10:00pm bells', Tuesday

The farce of The Leegue Cup woz laid bare when it woz reveeeled that ower 160 changes were made to Tuesday's 21 ties line ups from the weekend leegue fixtures, includin' Joey Barton's Fleetwood, who made ELEVEN changes from Saturday.  They lost 4-0 at Lestaa!

Perhaps they should rename it, 'The Reserves Leegue Cup'!😨

WHERE IN TOON? **** ANSWER!

Posted '11:00am bells' Tuesday 28th August 2018
"WHERE AM I?"

Did you get the answer to wor pub quiz yesterday?

We asked you where this pub woz in Toon!

We got NEE correct answers?
The top prize woz that yoo would have the privaledge of buyin aall my ale at the next Toon home game!

And the answer iz!

I am puzzled az to why neebody got the reet answer!?

Monday, 27 August 2018

THE TOON 1 CHELSKI OAPs 2 *** PREMYAA LEEGUE 2018-2019

Posted just after 'high noon bells' Munday 27th August 2018
THE TOON ATTACK THE LEAZES GOAL (1st half)

"NO TRIUMPH IN DEFENCE!"

Three new debutants were in the startin' line up with six changes to the team that drew at Cardiff last week! (namely: Schar, Ki, Fernandez) 
Rafa set wor stall oot from the start by playin' 5 at the back to try and contain Chelski's attackin' force!
It nearly worked, but a Yedlin own goal just 3 mins from time at The Leazes End sealed wor fate and 'The Chelski Pensioners' (their nickname in the 1960s!) ran oot desorved winners!

Rondon played up front on hiz own and didn't get the service he desorved. Missin' were Lascelles and Shelvey through injury (we were telt?) 

Somehow we contained them for 76 minutes but a dubious penalty given against debutant Schar woz put away by Hazard at The Leazes End, and aall looked lost!

Sub Joselu (who had come on for Rondon) had othaa ideas and heeded home at the near post just 7 mins later to send the crowd wild!
THE TOON ATTACK 'THE GALLOWGATE END' DURIN' THE 2nd HALF


However!---there woz a cruel twist in this tale az within 4 minutes of Joselu's goal, Yedlin put through hiz own goal and aall woz lost!

Do we reeely have to play like this at home by defensive meenz to try and get a result?
Chelski had 81% possession  to wor 19%!

The failure to sign some proven players iz comin' home to roost now and the club's motto: 'Fortiter defendit triumphans' (triumph in defence!) didn't work this time!

Toon team: Dubravka, Yedlin, Fernandez, Clark, Schar (Muto 79), Dummett, Ritchie, Diame, Ki, Murphy (Perez 73), Rondon (Joselu 62)

Attendance: 51, 791 (3,263 Chelski fans)

*PS: Forest are next in the Leegue Cup on Wednesday followed by an eazy away trip to!------Man City!!!!😨

Where in Toon?:
We ended up in this 'liquid lubrication location' after the match!
But where iz it?


Aall will be reveeeled tomorrow!
Theres a massive prize if u e mail me the correct answer!
U will have the priviledge of buyin' aall my ale at the next Toon home game! (v The Arse!)






Sunday, 26 August 2018

THE TOON v THE CHELSKI OAPs *** PREMYAA LEEGUE 2018-2019

Posted '12:35 pm bells' Friday 24th August 2018
THE MILBURN STAND FROM BARRACK ROAD
(NOTE THE SIZE OF THE RED DOUBLE DECKER BUS IN COMPARISON)

Wor 2nd home game of the season teks place on Sunday afternooon when Chelski visit St. James' Park in a '4 bells' kick off for live telly (again!)

Amazingleee, we have been unbeaten against 'The Pensioners' (their old nickname in the 1960s) in the last 5 home games---and we won the last one 3-0 in the final home game of last season!
Wor visitors have sold their entire allocation of 3,000 plus tickets, but there are still tickets available for the home sections!

Yedlin iz expected to retorn to the fold, but we have nee idea if new boys, Rondon, Muto, Yueng, Fernandez and Schar will feature in this game, or if Joselu and Perez will start up front!?

Kenedy cant play coz Chelski are hiz parent club and Lejeune of course iz still absent because of a lang torm  injury!

With just one solitary point from wor forst 2 games, we reeely need to get sommik oot of this one az Man City are wor next Premyaa Leegue opponents in 'The City of Manchester Stadium' (its original name!) on Saturday week! (anothaa live telly game!)

With nee Toon game tomorrow, 'The Geordie Times' iz gettin its 'fix' at Federation Park, Dunston where 'The Bad Blue Boys' (Dunston) are takin on Pontefract Pit Yakkers (Pontefract Colliers) from Yorkshire, in an FA Cup preliminary tie at '3:00 bells'

Updated Sunday mornin':
A match report on the Dunston game iz below and the NUFC repory will appear here in due course!

BAD BLUE BOYS 4 PONTEFRACT PIT YAAKERS 2 *** FA CUP PRELIMINARY ROOND

Posted '9:55am bells' Sunday 26th August 2018

Fitzpatrick penalty at
 'The Tea Hut End'
to make it 2-2 to 
'The Bad Blue Boys'
(In 'blue'!)

A thrillin' game in from of 240 odd fans at Federation Park saw Dunston beat Pontefract Colliers in this FA Cup tie, with 2 goals from Fitzpatrick and 1 a piece from Heslop and Nellis!

A 'see saw game' saw both sides in front at various stages, but it woz 'The Bad Blue Boys' who eventually came oot on top with 2 goals near the end of the game to put them 3-2 up after losin 2-1
The final nail in 'The Pit Yaakers' coffin woz hammered in deep into stoppage time when Nellis made it 4-2 to the home side and progress to the 2nd prelimanary roond!

Thats 2 roonds off the forst roond proper on the (very lang!) road to Wembley!

PS: This woz Dunston's 2nd win in the FA Cup this season, havin' seen off Hebburn 3-2 in the extra preliminary roond orlier this month!

Thursday, 23 August 2018

FORST VISIT TO CARDIFF CITY STADIUM, ARCHIVE REPORT

 Posted '4:25pm bells' Thorsday 23rd August 2018
Cardiff City Stadium az it looked in 2009
(Since expanded)

I have eventually 'dug up' the match report from mee forst ever visit to Cardiff's new stadium 9 years ago!
I woz gannih publish it last week to coincide with wor game at Cardiff last Saturday, but couldn't find the report!
Better late than never! 

272 cardiff city stadium, cardiff



(GROUND NUMBER 272)

Date of First Visit: 13th SEPTEMBER 2009

CARDIFF CITY STADIUM, CARDIFF, WALES



CARDIFF CITY  0

NEWCASTLE UNITED  1 (Colloccini)



CHAMPIONSHIP

Attendance: 25,630 (record) (includin’ 2,000 Toon fans)



“TUNNEL VISION!”


It was impossible to get the train doon on the day of the game and mek the kick off as it was a 2 bells Sunday start for the telly (surprize---surprizzzze!) so we opted to fly instead on the Saturday mornin’ and aa arrived at Toon airport in plenty of time for a few ‘gargels’ in the airport bars.

The friendly barmaid asked where aa was heedin’ for and aa telt hor aa was flyin’ to Bristol.



‘The Caped Crusader’ then made his entrance and aa asked him wot time the flight to Bristol was.  He looked at me with incredulity(wot ever that meens?) and then replied “Wih not flyin’ to Bristol---wih flyin’ to Cardiff and then back from Bristol coz that’s the anly way we can de it!” (az yi can probably guess----aa did’nt book the flights!)



After a couple of more gargles, ‘Big Al’, (not! the sheet metal workers son!) ‘Sarnie Steve’, ‘Jimmy the Gaffer’, Russ’ and ‘Mal from Durham’ torned up and it time to catch wor flight to the Welsh capital.

Wor digs were in Bristol so on arrival at Cardiff Airport it was off on a bus to central Cardiff and then a train to ‘yee naa where’ via the Severn tunnel (the bus jorney took an hour which was actually langer than the flight!)







“MANCHESTER U’re JOKIN’!”



Some of the ‘very sad groundhoppers’ amongst us decided to get off the train at Newport to take in a game and add to their ‘non Newcastle groundhoppin’ records’,while the rest of us heeded for Bristol to dump wor bags at the hotel and gan ‘on the hoy’! (aa refuse to gan to any new groond unless The Toon or mee local club Dunston Fed are playin’!)

After much street wanderin’ we eventually foond a boozer and settled doon for a few ‘liquids’ as Spurs were playin’ Man U in the teatime game on Sky.



The bar was canny full as the match kicked off and within a few minutes Spurs scored to a muffled cheer from a handful of the punters. However!!!---when Man U equalised a huge ‘gloryhuntin’ roar enveloped the pub and for a moment aa thought aa was in central Manchester and not central Bristol!!!---it was unreal!---is it any wonder that Bristol Rovers and City have such poor support for the size of the place (Bristol is aboot twice the size of Newcastle) when the locals jump on the Manchester gravy train! (ne wonder they’re hated so much!)

Anyway!—the Mancs won 3-1 (much to the delight of the Bristolians!) and we ended up dein a ‘toby’ aroond the rest of the bars for the neet time session after joinin’ up again with the ‘hoppers’ who had visited Newport Coonty’s groond.



Next day was match day of course and after a rather large ‘help yersel buffet breakfast’ in the hotel (well TWO actually!---as aa was feelin’ a bit peckish!) it was back to the station roond the corner from the hotel to catch the orly train back to Cardiff via the Severn tunnel again.



Cardiff fans of course do have a reputation and we did’nt naa wot to expect when we arrived there so it was a pleasent surprise to find that there was ne hassle as we heeded for the forst waaterin’ hole not far from the station. (another reason was that there were a canny few radgy Toon fans knockin’ aboot and locals mustn’t have ‘fancied it’!)

A few gargles later and it was time to hail a black cab and heed for the stadium which was a fair hike away. (a twenty minute waalk!)



The spankin’new groond was within hocklin’ distance of their aad ‘shabby’ Ninian Park groond which was just ‘ower the road’ across a tree lined park. The aad groond was yet to be bulldozed and was still standin’, albeit with a few windows smashed and tiles missin’ from the main stand roof  (soon to be torned into a hoosin’ estate we were telt)



The stadium predictably was the same sort of design as many of the new’ins, although to be fair it did have plenty of room inside the concourses and the ‘tool-sheds’ were big enough to accommodate the ‘Toon Army weak bladder brigade’, unlike some of the other nettys where you are crammed in like sardines and end up ‘havin’ an impromptu  ‘slash’ on someones ‘skeets’ who is standin’ next to you!. 



The Toon had a followin’ of 2,000 in the ‘alleged’ selloot crowd, but!--- there were plenty of empty seats in the main stand opposite us as the game kicked off? which brought the predictable ‘empty seats’ chants from wor lot



The Toon started off at a roarin’ pace and this paid off in the 18th minute when lone striker er! ‘The Lone Ranger’ heeded a cross back across the goal to Ryan Taylor who then lobbed the baall to Coloccini who in torn heeded an unstoppable effort past the ootstreched Marshall in the Cardiff goal to give us the lead. It was the Argentineans forst goal in 43 starts and did’nt he celebrate!---(and so did we of course!)



This was the way it stayed till half time and in the second period the home side tried in vain to hit back but we battled away and held on to take the 3 points. That was 5 wins on the bounce and 5 clean sheets as well, which was a new club record. (well done lads!)

The anly sour point was the sendin’ off of Alan Smith deep into injury time for a second bookable offence, but it was a happy Toon Army who left at the end of the game.



We then made wor way back to the station to catch the train back to Bristol (again!)  and heed through wor ‘fave tunnel’ for the thord and last time.



After a few ‘liquid lubrications’ in the city centre it was time to heed for Bristol Airport  to catch the flight back yem at ‘nine bells’

A Toon fan caalled ‘Scud’ who was on the same flight as us, telt us that the Cardiff fans  could’nt believe that the Toon fans had waalked aboot in their black n white tops, as ne away fans dared de that for fear of bein’ ambushed. ‘Scuds’ answer was short and straight to the point---“We’re Geordies mannn!”, he replied to the bemused Welshman!



Footnote:

Aa later foond oot that the reason the main stand had unsold seats was because Cardiff were chargin’ £ 65 to sit in them!





©Fink (the mad-sad grundhpper!)






















GROUNDS VISITED WATCHIN' NUFC (1st visits) (Updated: Munday 30th July 2018)

THE MAD-SAD GROUNDHOPPER'S LIST OF
GROUNDS VISITED WATCHIN' NUFC
 (1st visits)  last coont 337
GROOND NUMBER 001***ST JAMES' PARK IN THE 1960s

I woz asked a question a while back az to just how many groonds I had visited to watch NUFC teams!
My reply woz "Ower 300!"
Which brought a look of bemusement from the person who asked the question!
When yoo 'fink' aboot it, there ARE anly 92 leegue groonds and when aa started coontin' the groonds I had been te in the 1980's the total woz aboot 63 or 64!

Then add in aall the European groonds and resorve and junior groonds a'v visited since and the total rose dramatically!
When a'd 'done the ton' (Tranmere in 1991) aa honestly thought that it woz impossible to de 200 (Ayr United)---never mind 300 (the reeel Stadium of Light, home of Benfica!)

IT'S HARD TO BELEEEVE!---ISN'T IT???
Well!, below iz mee record of groonds visited ower the last 50 odd years!
(More details will be added to teams played etc --WHEN? aa get time!)

PS: Glennn from Ashington haz done more groonds!----350 plus, includin' many trainin groond games
John 'The Undertaker' had done 333 by 2014
He woz on hiz way to New Zealand to watch The Toon 4 years ago, when alang with 'Liam from the Lamp', hiz plane woz shot doon ower the Ukraine and nearly 300 people died!
John's total would now be in the 350's!

The anly othaa Toon fan who haz done more than 300 groonds iz nufc.com's very own 'Biffa the Beer', with 320 (plus) Toon groonds under hiz belt!

Fink (the mad-sad groundhopper!) (337 and coontin'!)

KEY:
GOLD = 1st team games
YELLOW = Mixed team friendlies (ie: 1st team, reserve team and junior team mix)
BLUE = European competitions and other overseas friendly games
PINK = Reserve/U23/U21 teams
GREEN = Academy/U18/U16 games
MAROON = Scottish friendly games
MAROON/BLUE = Scottish/European game 

Decade by decade record

1960's

001 st james park. newcastle (v coventry city)

 002 joker park. blunderland

 003 anfield. liverpool

 004 arsenal stadium. arsenal

 005 molineux. wolves

 006 loftus road. qpr

 007 maine road. man city

 008 the dell. southampton

 009 boleyn ground. west ham

 010 ibrox park.glasgow. rangers (inter cities fairs cup)

 011 highfield road. coventry

 1970's

012 redheugh park. gateshead

 013 city ground. nottm forest

 014 selhurst park. crystal palace

 015 bloomfield road. blackpool

 016 goodison park. everton

 017 filbert street. leicester

 018 the victoria ground. stoke

 019 the hawthorns. west brom

 020 leeds road. huddersfield

 021 edgar street. h******d!

 022 bramall lane. sheff united

 023 the baseball ground. derby

 024 stamford bridge. chelsea

 025 old trafford. man united

 026 white hart lane. spurs

 027 ayresome park. boro

 028 old show ground. scunthorpe

 029 elland road. leeds

 030 hillsborough. sheffield (v burnley)

 031 wembley stadium (v liverpool)

 032 brunton park. carlisle

 033 st andrews. birmingham

 034 turf moor. burnley

 035 sealand road. chester

 036 fellows park. walsall

 037 kenilworth road. luton

 038 portman road. ipswich

 039 burnden park. bolton

 040 boothferry park. hull

 041 london road. peterborough

 042 racecourse ground. wrexham

 043 gateshead stadium. gateshead

 044 shielfield park. berwick rangers (v N/cleX1)

 045 the den. millwall

 046 abbey stadium. cambridge

 047 meadow lane. notts county

 048 the valley. charlton athletic

 049 eastville stadium. bristol rovers

 050 craven cottage. fulham

 051 goldstone ground. brighton

 052 brisbane road. orient (they added 'leyton' later)

 053 boundary park. oldham

 054 deepdale. preston north end

 055 home park. plymouth argyle

 056 vetch field. swansea

 1980's

 057 st james park. exeter city

 058 carrow road. norwich city

 059 oakwell. barnsley

 060 millmoor. rotherham united

 061 the victoria ground. hartlepool

 062 ewood park. blackburn rovers

 063 gay meadow. shrewsbury

 064 blundell park. grimsby

 065 ninian park. cardiff city

 066 manor ground. oxford

 067 fratton park. portsmouth

 068 feethams. darlington

 069 palmerston park. queen of the south

 070 easter road. hibernian

 071 portland park. ashington

 072 valley parade. bradford city

 073 vicarage road. watford

 074 croft park.blyth

 075 villa park. aston villa

 076 douglas bowl. douglas (v isle of man X1). isle of man

 077 castletown (v portsmouth). isle of man

 078 ferens park. durham city

 079 hillheads. whitley bay

 080 odsal stadium. bradford city

 081 plough lane. Wimbledon

 082 tynecastle park. hearts

 083 athletic ground. scarborough

 084 cappilow park. morton

 085 st james park. alnwick

 086 dens park. dundee

 087 federation park. dunston

 088 york street. boston

 089 starks park. raith rovers

 090 dean court. bournemouth

 091 elm park. reading

 092 county ground. swindon

 1990's

093 vale park. port vale

 094 new huish park. yeovil

 095 mcdiamid park. st johnstone

 096 east end park. dunfermline

 097 ashton gate. bristol city

 098 twerton park. bath (v bristol rovers)

 099 home park. coldstream (n/cle X1)

 100 prenton park. tranmere rovers

 101 gresty road. crewe

 102 roots hall. southend

 103 benwell training ground. newcastle (v leeds juniors)

 104 millfield ground. crook town

 105 bootham crescent. york city

 106 belle view. doncaster rovers

 107 field mill. mansfield town

 108 griffin park. brentford

 109 porta elisa. lucchese. Italy (anglo Italian cup)

 110 stadio san nicola. bari. Italy (anglo Italian cup)

 111 castle ward sports centre. ponteland

 112 glanford park. scunthorpe

 113 derwent park. annfield plain

 114 the glebe ground. whickham

 115 normanby road. southbank (v mboro juniors)

 116 backworth park. west allotment

 117 springfield park. wigan (v leeds res)

 118 kingsway. bishop Auckland

 119 recreation park. murton

 120 the victoria pleasure grounds. goole (won 10-0)

 121 windsor park. belfast. northern Ireland (friendly)

 122 maiden castle. durham (v Hartlepool juniors--won 10-1)

 123 bosoilstadion. antwerp. Belgium (uefa cup)

 124 estadio san mames. athletic bilbao (uefa cup)

 125 kimberley park. Prudhoe (Northumberland senior cup)

 126 mcalpine stadium. Huddersfield (v h,field juniors) (also been for 1st team games)

 127 bower fold. stalybridge (v oldham res)

 128 nene park. Rushden and diamonds

 129 wheatsheaf ground. rtm newcastle

 130 Victoria road. hebburn

 131 celtic park.glasgow. celtic

 132 the shay. halifax (v leeds res)

 133 the riverside stadium. middlesbrough

 134 sam smiths sports ground. benfield park (now Newcastle Benfield)

 135 central avenue. billingham (v mboro juniors)

 136 bucks head. telford (v wolves res)

 137 athletic club ground . darlington (v darlo juniors) (northern int league--won 9-0)

 138 gig lane. bury (v man u res)

 139 haig avenue . southport (v liverpool res)

 140 albany park. Washington (v man c u19s)

 141 meadow park. ryhope (v rosenburg juniors)

 142 sincil bank. lincoln

 143 stade constant vanden stock. brussels. belgium (v anderlecht) (friendly)

 144 orjans vall. halmstad. Sweden (uefa cup)

 145 ulloi ut. ferencvaros. hungary (uefa cup)

 146 blue flames sports ground. benton (v darlo juniors) (also reserve games)

 147 blackhall welfare ground. blackhall (v hpool juniors)

 148 stade st. symphorien. metz. france (uefa cup)

 149 doctor pitt welfare park. bedlington

 150 stade louis II. as monaco. france (uefa cup)

 151 wentworth park. hexham (v northumberland fa X1)

 152 lansdowne road. dublin. ireland

 153 victory park. chorley

 154 stadio dino manuzzi. cesena. italy (v juventus) (friendly)

 155 new ferens park. durham city

 156 stadion maksimir. zagreb. Croatia (champions league)

 157 craik park. morpeth town

 158 respublikansky stadion. kiev. Ukraine (champions league)

 159 dean street. shildon (v darlo juniors)

 160 monchester sports centre. walker central

 161 recreation ground. chesterfield

 162 philips stadion. psv eindhoven. Holland (champions league)

 163 bescott stadium. walsall (v villa res)

 164 deva stadium. chester

 165 pride park. derby

 166 nou camp. barcelona. spain (champions league)

 167 reebok stadium. lostock. bolton

 168 broadhall way. stevenage

 169 thorpe arch grange. wetherby (v leeds juniors)

 170 dalymount park. dublin. bohemians. Ireland (friendly)

 171 carlisle grounds. bray. Ireland (friendly)

 172 the brewery field. spennymoor

 173 kingston park. newcastle (v wrexham res)

 174 jna stadium. partisan belgrade. yugoslavia (now Serbia) (champions league)

 175 mckendrick villas. cowgate. newcastle (v lemington)

 176 ewan fields. hyde (v stockport res)

 177 rockcliffe park. hurworth (v mboro juniors)

 178 the riverside. chester le street (v man c u17s)

 179 ecco stadion. s-hertogenbosch. holland (v den bosch) (friendly)

 180 sportspark kranenmortel. dearne. holland (v sv dearne) (friendly)

 181 stadion de braak. helmond. holland (v helmond sport) (friendly)

 182 almondville stadium. Livingston

 183 tannadice park. dundee united

 184 madejski stadium. reading

 185 brittannia stadium. stoke city

 186 ruhrstadion. Bochum.germany ( v vfl bochum) (friendly)

 187 belle view park. consett

 188 stadion bulgarska armia. sofia. Bulgaria (uefa cup)

 189 stadion letzigrund donnerstag. fc zurich. Switzerland (uefa cup)

 190 stadio olympico. rome. Italy (uefa cup)

 2000's

191 stadium of "ssshhhh!". blunderland

 192 auto quest stadium. widnes (v everton res)

 193 rfk stadium. washington dc. usa (v dc united) (friendly)

 194 crew stadium. columbus. ohio. usa (v columbus crew) (friendly)

 195 borough park. workington

 196 de kuip stadium. rotterdam. holland  (v feyenoord) (friendly)

 197 monjuic/olympic stadium. barcelona. spain (v espanyol)

 198 knowsley road. st helens (v liverpool res)

 199 new broomfield park.airdrie (v airdrieonians) (friendly)

 200 somerset park. ayr united (friendly)

 201 bullocksteads. newcastle (v everton u17s)

 202 daknam stadium. lokeren. Belgium (inter toto cup)

 203 galabank. annan athletic

 204 olympic stadium. munich. germany (v munich 1860) (inter toto cup)

 205 wheatley park. garforth (v northern alliance u19s)

 206 stade l'aube. troyes. france (inter toto cup final 1st leg)

 207 king george v playing fields. guisborough

 208 christie park. Morecambe (v Blackburn reserves)

 209 estadia nuevo colombino. heulva. spain (v rd heulva) (n/cle reserves)

 210 racecourse ground. durham (v mboro u19s)

 211 st marys stadium. southampton

 212 ralph gardner park. north shields

 213 sportspark 't slot. rotterdam. holland (v  vv capelle) (friendly)

 214 wetherby road. harrogate (v harrogate town)

 215 killingworth young persons centre. killingworth (v walker central   u18s)

 216 olimpijski stadion. fk zeljeznicar.sarajevo (champions league)

 217 stadio delle alpi.juventus.italy (champions league)

 218 lyme valley stadium.newcastle u lyme (v stoke u19s)

 219 bay arena. Bayer Leverkusen. Germany (champions league)

 220 san siro. Inter milan. Italy (champions league)

 221 new douglas park.hamilton

 222 kc stadium.hull

 223 raydale park.gretna

 224 county ground.Leyland (v Bolton res)

 225 little Benton. Newcastle (v Barnsley u19s)

 226 mycom stadium. Breda. France

 227 st Jacobs park. basel. switzerland 

 228 walkers stadium. Leicester

 229 belle vue. leeds (leeds res)

 230 ullevaal stadium. Valarenga. Norway

 231 estadi son moix. Rcd Mallorca. Mallorca. Spain

 232 reynolds arena. Darlington. (darlington res) (Newcastle reserve reserves!)

 233 moss lane. Altrincham (v man u res)

 234 city of manchester stadium. Man city

 235 stade velodrome. Olimpique Marseille. France

 236 ramat gan stadium. Tel aviv. Isreal (v hapoel bnei sak)

 237 nea smymi stadium. Athens. Greece (v panionios)

 238 stade auguste bonal, Sochaux. France

 239 damson park. solihull (Birmingham res)

 240 aggborough. Kidderminster (v wba res)

 241 abe lenstra. Herenveen. Holland

 242 georgios kar. Athens. Greece (v olympiakos)

 243 sports city. (Man city res)

 244 jose avalade. Lisbon. Portugal (v Sporting Lisbon)

 245 millenium stadium. Cardiff (v Man u)

 246 mestsky stadium. Dubnica.slovakia

 247 razor stadium. Deportevo. Spain

 248 la roseleda. Malaga. Spain

 249 robin park. Wigan (v wigan res)

 250 kingsley park. ryton        

 251 jjb stadium. wigan

 252 west terrace. waterhouses (v esh winning)

 253 south leeds stadium. leeds  (v leeds reserves)

 254 darsley park. benton.newcastle (v Middlesbrough u18s)

 255 whaddon road cheltenham

 256 aresen stadion. lillestrom. Norway (v lillestrom sk) 

 257 skonto stadium. riga. latvia (v fk ventspils)

 258 a le coq arena. Tallinn. Estonia (v levadia Tallinn)

 259 estadio renzo barbera. palermo. sicily . Italy (Palermo)

 260 emirates stadium.london  (v arsenal)

 261 commerzbank arena. Frankfurt. Germany (v eintract Frankfurt)

 262 jules ottenstadion. gent. Belgium (v sv zulte waregem) 

 263 dsb stadion. Alkmaar. Holland (v az Alkmaar)

 264 halliwell jones stadium warrington (v everton res)

 265 victoria stadium/marston's arena. Northwich. Cheshire (v man u res)

 266 keepmoat stadium Doncaster

 267 ricoh arena. Coventry

 268 welfare ground. hetton le hole (s/land res)

 269 church road. north ferriby (hull res)

 270 tallaght stadium Dublin ( v shamrock rovers) (friendly)

 271 woodhorn lane ashington

 272 cardiff city stadium. cardiff city

  273: don valley stadium. Sheffield (v R/ham res)

 2010s 

 274 liberty stadium. Swansea  

  275 crown ground .Accrington  

  276 champions hill stadium. dulwich hamlet (u18s)  

  277 great barr. west brom  (v wba res) 

  278 leighsports village stadium. leigh. (v Blackburn res) 

  279 shirecliffe. Sheffield (v sheff u u18s)

  280 veld 7. almere. Holland (res v almere city)  

  281 b2 net stadium. chesterfield (v c/field res)  

  282 parc y scarlets. Llanelli (v Swansea res)

  283 amex stadium. falmer (v brighton)  

  284a and 284b academy of sshh (yee naa wot). cleadon (v s'land u18s & u16s) 

  285 NOT motspur park. london (v Fulham res through a fence!) 

  285a and 285b middlewood. Sheffield (v sheff wed u18s)

  286 brockhall academy .Blackburn (v b/burn u18s) 

  287 gellert stadium.chemnitz. germany (v chemnitzer)

  288 estadio Algarve. faro. Portugal  

  289 kyocera stadion. the hague. holland (v den haag)

  290 municipal stadium of peristeri. Athens. greece (v atromitos)

  291 estadio dos barreiros. maritime. madeira  

  292 bulls cross training complex.london (v spurs reserves)

  293 jan breydel stadion. brugge. Belgium  

  294 underhill. barnet. London (v arsenal u18s)  

  295 stade chaban delmas. Bordeaux.france  

  296 silverlake stadium eastleigh (v southampton res)  

  297 metalist stadium. karkiv. ukraine  

  298 luzhniki stadium. Moscow. russia (v anzi)  

  299 clayton wood. stoke (v stoke u21s)

  300 estadio da luz. Lisbon. Portugal (v benfica)

  301 fir park. motherwell  

  302 rugby park. kilmarnock (u21s v Kilmarnock X1)

  303 st Mirren park. paisley. (v St Mirren) 

  304 globe arena. morecambe 

  305 Pirelli stadium burton (v aston villa u21s)

  306 belle vue stadium. consett  

  307 NOT! woodside park bishop's stortford (match postponed at last minute!)

  307a and 307b aon training complex. Carrington. manchester (v man u u18s & 16s)

  308 veltins arena .Gelsenkirchen. germany (v west ham & shalke 04)

  309 priesfield stadium. Gillingham  

  310 meadow park. Borehamwood. london (v arsenal u21s) 

  311 grounsell park .heaton stannington  

  312 platt lane academy man city (v man city u18s) 

  313 bigges main wallsend (u21s v wallsend bc senior X1)

  314 the new den millwall (v millwall u18s)

  315 lostock bolton (v Bolton u18s)  

  316 oakwood training centre. derby (v derby u21s)

  317 city football academy complex (pitch 8) v manchester city u18s)

  318 new manor ground. Ilkeston  

  319 broadfield stadium crawley (v brighton U21s)

  320 horsfall stadium. bradford pa (u21s v Bradford pa)

  321 victoria road.dagenham. essex (v west ham res)  

  322 new york stadium Rotherham  

  323 roundwood pavilion. (v Rotherham u23s)

  324 kassam stadium. oxford
 
  325 turnbull ground. Whitby {v celtic u23s}

 
326 opel arena. mainz. Germany


  327 st George's park. near burton. (v stoke u23s)
 
  328 heritage park. near bishop Auckland (v Middlesbrough u23s)
 
  329 Weston homes community stadium. Colchester (v Colchester u23s)

 330 London stadium. stratford .London (v whu)

 331 edgeley park. stockport (v burnley u23s)

 332 braken moor lane. stocksbridge (v sheff U u23s)

 333 adams park. high wycombe (v reading u23s)

 334 holker street. barrow

 335 richmond park, dublin, ireland (v St Pats Athletic)

 336 trungle parc, mousehole (v Bolton u18s)

337 estadio dragoa. porto. portugal 
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