Newcastle Haven’t Won At Old Trafford Since 1972 – A Win Is Due


There’s a really terrible statistic about Newcastle playing at Old Trafford that is almost (but not quite) as bad as the fact we haven’t won a trophy since Joe Harvey’s Newcastle side won the Inter-City Fairs Cup (evolved into the UEFA Cup then Europa League) back in 1969, when I was still a youngster at 49.

Joe Harvey with Bobby Moncur and Malcolm Macdonald – circa 1972

And it was Joe Harvey’s side that won that game back on February 11th, 1972 by 2-0, when we had a decent enough side, and Alan Pardew has said today he’s only going to Old Trafford to win – but how many managers have said that in the past?

And in that victory in 1972 – Brian Kidd, Bobby Charlton, Denis Law and George Best all played for the Red Devils that day.

But you have to give it to Alan, because he’s so positive and he really goes into every game trying to win it – somehow – and not all managers do that these days.

Alan has come out and said this today in the local press:

“We can win.” We will be strong tomorrow.” “There will be three or four players that I will need to rest for Reading for sure.” “But all the teams in this competition will be the same. There are just too many games for players to play in every single one.”

“Having said that, Colo and Cheick will play and we’ll have a nice balance to our team and we are going to try to win the game.” “After Christmas we will look at what our priorities are. At this stage we will just try to win every game.”

“Cheick has that aggression. He can channel it the wrong way when he’s not 100% which he did on Sunday against Norwich.” “You can’t help but love him for it. He’s so important to the club and the team.” “We all look to him when things aren’t going so well.”

“When things are going well it is because he’s got a good grip on the game in the first 20 minutes.” “And we want to get him up to speed as quick as we can.”

We’re sure Alan Pardew is using that statistic to spur his players on tomorrow night, and it would be another great victory if we can win the game – and add to the 3-0 victory at St. James’ Park in January – when we took the 12 times Premier League Champions apart that night.

They just couldn’t live with the Newcastle team. 😀

Oh,  I feel a lot better now.

It would be fantastic to get another win against them tomorrow night.

Howay The Lads!!

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114 comments so far

  • jeff

    Sep 25, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #1

    a win is due lads

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  • jeff

    Sep 25, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #2

    first

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  • jeff

    Sep 25, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #3

    second & third

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Sep 25, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #4

    Jeff…Some good work.

    Have we really not won at Old Trafford for that long? Madness. Time to change.

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  • tequilamag

    Sep 25, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #5

    Remember them beating us 7 goals to 2 back in the 70s. And we had a pretty good team at the time. Mick Mahoney was not such a super goalie that day.

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 25, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #6

    A win is due and of course so is another stuffing. Ref’s home is a five minute walk from the ground, a rabid Tiote to get sent off, stuff exploding, aliens taking over …

    Or we could get a historic win. Cisse to score. Why not start with Shola and Papiss?

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Sep 25, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #7

    Well we beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last season after not winning there for a good few years so maybe Pardew can work his magic again. I would start Cisse & Ameobi up top as Papiss desperately needs a goal

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Sep 25, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #8

    Hmmm…Why doesn’t this article want my input? That was rhetorical question by the way – no need to point out the value of my normal comments or lack thereof 🙂

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Sep 25, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #9

    Ahhh…maybe it does. I retract my last comment then.

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Sep 25, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #10

    I am beginning to think the silver supremo will play Benny from the start after all…chasing that win and all ;D

    Ibiza…oh…I was just about to leave a comment for you 😉 lol

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  • NUFC_LEAZES END

    Sep 25, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #11

    Hold on a second.
    Ed was 49 in 1969? Surely he’s not that old

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  • rainrix

    Sep 25, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #12

    Ha 49 Looking good for 92 year old then ed 😉

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 25, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #13

    BPC – Ha! Snap!

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  • NUFC_LEAZES END

    Sep 25, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #14

    @rainrix

    Exactly wat I was thinking

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 25, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #15

    Ed is 92? Like Ketsy, too old for Fifa13 then 😉

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Sep 25, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #16

    The ’72 team, was that our prime?

    …i only joined the ranks of NUFC fanhood in ’95 …so the rime for me was obvious Shearer 😀 (still is though)

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  • check the toastie

    Sep 25, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #17

    Think team should be

    Harper
    Tav Collo Willo Fergy
    Obertan Tiote Bigi Sammi
    Shola Cisse

    Tav should be given a run out for me, also Marveaux needs to show some desire, start looking like he wants to impress, Fergy and Sammi would be class. Loads of pace and loads of end product. Not sure about the defensive side of it though.

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  • Shane

    Sep 25, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #18

    “He can channel it the wrong way when he’s not 100% which he did on Sunday against Norwich.”

    Haha, lads what’s he refering to? I couldn’t catch the game so missed out on Mr T’s antics.

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  • check the toastie

    Sep 25, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #19

    Shane, Tiote seemed to be on a mission to get sent off, it was like watching some nutcase in the Sunday league. Could have easily picked up 2 yellows for the full ten minutes he was on the pitch, went Mental.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Sep 25, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #20

    Shane…He was like a man possessed. I think he wanted to let the whole PL know he was back and ready to break some….ermmm…bones. He needs to tone it down or he’ll match his yellow card count with red cards.

    He’s a battler, but I don’t want him to just be a thug. We’re quick to point out other teams bullies and I hope Mr T can show the rest of the league how it’s supposed to be done….without compromising who he is….which I appreciate is easier said than done.

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  • nufc786

    Sep 25, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #21

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuqHeg5zhtg
    Martin Harnik….. not a bad finisher but still dennis wise scouting….

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  • rainrix

    Sep 25, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #22

    Shane… The one thing he did that stuck in my mind was him sprinting about 50 yards to challenge for an aerial ball and completely flooring a opposing player 🙂

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  • 619nufc

    Sep 25, 2012 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #23

    What do people think of this lineup for tomorrow?

    ———————–Elliot——————
    –Gutierrez—-Colo—-S.Taylor—Ferguson–
    ———————–Bigi————————
    –Obertoon—————————Marveaux–
    ———————-HBA—————————-
    ————-Cisse———-Sammy Ameobi—–

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  • WWYCD

    Sep 25, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #24

    Tiote was insane against Norwich but he always has that in his game

    I found it funny to watch though barring him trying to take on the whole Norwich team in our half whilst 3 of our back five scream at hims to get rid of the ball

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  • beefman13

    Sep 25, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #25

    check, that would be a decent team tonight, maybe campbell to come on later for shola or cisse.

    there is quite a few angles to look at it, i prefer shola to come on as a sub, but will prob start.

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  • NUFC_LEAZES END

    Sep 25, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #26

    @619

    Don’t think we should start HBA, but bring him on at half time if a player is under performing like how we did against everton.
    Tiote would get a start instead

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  • Shane

    Sep 25, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #27

    Ahaha! Welcome back Mr T. 🙂

    It was probably just frustration having been out injured. He’ll be back to his best in no time.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Sep 25, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #28

    Speaking of Tiote, just seen his new car on youtube. A fitting car for such a beast, New custom Camaro in black and white of course 🙂

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tf0GhFlU_Fw&feature=relmfu

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Sep 25, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #29

    If history has taught us anything (I am not talking about history in the big picture :-D) then Benny is much better when he starts than as an impact sub 😉

    I think Benny will start tomorrow !

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  • bollance

    Sep 25, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #30

    From sammi ameobi

    Note to self: If Cheik Tiote isn’t on my team in training? DON’T go near him!!!

    Looks like cheik is still on that mission from Sunday.

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  • bollance

    Sep 25, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #31

    Jesper

    Don’t think hba will even travel. We need to win more on Saturday against reading so hba will be rested along with cabaye and Ba

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 25, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #32

    When his knee’s in your guts and your coughing up blood it’s tiote

    When your on the ball you must be a fool to take on tiote

    When your necks in a brace its cos you stared at his face thats tiote

    And when he’s on the pitch he’ll make manure his bitch thats tioteeeeeeee!

    Man im bored!

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  • NUFC_LEAZES END

    Sep 25, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #33

    @jesperfugslang

    Not necessarily, when he was grout on against Sunderland last season he turned out to be the best player on the pitch, I just think he deserves a little break, we don’t want to wear him out do we? 🙂

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  • NUFC_LEAZES END

    Sep 25, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #34

    Brought*

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  • obatoyou

    Sep 25, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #35

    ed was born in 1920?

    that pic is so good
    i just forgave him for months of useless time wasting articles about debuchy
    🙂
    lets hope we can substitute that pic in there with one of pards with shola and demba 🙂

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  • dave 1961

    Sep 25, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #36

    we have no chance against man u as they have one of their fans refereeing the game.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Sep 25, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #37

    @ Dave

    C’mon now theres always a chance m8, Fergie time or not 😉

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  • rainrix

    Sep 25, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #38

    Actually i wouldn’t be that disappointed to get knocked out tbh. We have enough games as it is without damn domestic cup games. Still another chance for the fringe players to impress and i suppose anything is possible, a la that 4 -3 against chelsea a few seasons ago.

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  • beefman13

    Sep 25, 2012 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #39

    619, how about santon right back and rest jonas?

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  • Carryingcoals

    Sep 25, 2012 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #40

    My views on tomorrow for anyone after a read.

    http://www.carryingcoals.com/?p=180

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