There will be no extra Metro services running following the Newcastle United match due to a shortage of train crew. Some of the timetabled Tyne and Wear Metro services will be cancelled throughout the afternoon until the end of the day due to a shortage of train crew. It also means that there will be no additional services following the end of the Newcastle United match against Everton later today. A spokesman for Tyne and Wear Metro said: "From 1pm today till end of service some of our timetabled services will be cancelled due to a shortage of train crew."We will also have no additional services for the match."Passengers are advised to leave extra time for their journey. We apologise for the inconvenience." If you're travelling by train this weekend here's how service changes in the North East will affect you … [Read more...] about Shortage of train crew means no extra services will run following Newcastle United match
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The FA have confirmed Jose Mourinho will face no further action for his rant down the camera lens following the win over Newcastle. Mourinho made a gesture with his little finger and allegedly said expletives as a television camera filmed him walking from the pitch after the 3-2 victory. But the FA have now confirmed the original decision to dismiss the charge by the Independent Regulatory Commission has been upheld. In a statement, the FA said: "The FA welcomes the original decision of the Appeal Board to uphold its appeal against Mr Mourinho for using abusive, insulting and improper language after the Manchester United v Newcastle United match on 6 October 2018. "It also respects the decision of the Independent Regulatory Commission to dismiss the charge based on the legal argument submitted by Mr Mourinho. "The FA’s position, which it maintained throughout the hearing, was that Mr Mourinho directed his abusive, insulting and improper words directly towards the camera lens, and … [Read more...] about FA release Mourinho disciplinary update regarding Newcastle post-match rant
Roads around St James' Park will be closed for longer on match days from this weekend. Trial closures after games were introduced 15 months ago to improve safety for fans. And now, after listening to supporters, Newcastle City Council has decided to close stretches of some streets before kick-off as well. Following consultation with the fans forum, Newcastle United and Northumbria Police, the multi-agency safety advisory group has decided to extend the closure period to the start of the game as fans make their way into the stadium. The new arrangements will come into force this Sunday, when Newcastle United take on Wolverhampton Wanderers. Cabinet Member for the Environment, Coun Nick Kemp, said: "The safety of football fans on match day has, and always will be our paramount priority. "We introduced these measures on a trial period over a year ago, so we could monitor the effects and listen to fans. "It is clear that many fans wanted the closure before the game as well as after the … [Read more...] about More roads to close around St James’ Park on Newcastle United match days
Growing up, it’s a job many of us dreamed of doing. Imagine being the Chronicle’s Newcastle United reporter. In truth, it’s one of the most demanding jobs in North East journalism, especially today in the age of unforgiving, 24-hour, all-seeing social media. In recent decades, John Gibson and Alan Oliver sat in the prized hot seat. In the 1950s, it was Stan Bell. And before the war, Colin Veitch - former United captain and all-time club great - was the Chronicle’s Newcastle man. In the 1920s, our incognito Toon reporter wrote under the guise of “The Sentinel”. Meanwhile, our man way back in 1905, a certain John Lewis, declared of the Magpies as they became champions of England for the first time: “The side has played football of the clean, scientific order, and played it well.” Football and football journalism have changed beyond all recognition since then. We sat down with our current Newcastle United man, Lee Ryder, for a retrospective … [Read more...] about Our Newcastle United man, Lee Ryder Q&A
By Matthew Raisbeck Newcastle Utd commentator for BBC Newcastle 5 Oct From the section Newcastle Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45757571 Read more about sharing. When Mike Ashley appeared in the directors' box at Crystal Palace in mid-September, it was the first time he had attended a Newcastle United match for 16 months. The following weekend, he took his seat at St James' Park for the 2-0 defeat by Leicester.Ashley has been criticised for demonstrating a perceived lack of interest by being an absentee owner for much of his 11-year reign, so his return has been met with a degree of suspicion by supporters, many of whom see this as nothing more than a public relations move and accuse him of using the club simply as a vehicle to promote his other businesses.But, there is also the argument … [Read more...] about Newcastle United: What do Mike Ashley’s appearances at matches mean for the club?