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1987–88 Newcastle United F.C. season

During the 1987–88 season, Newcastle United participated in the Football League First Division. Following the sale of star player Peter Beardsley to Liverpool for a club record fee of £1.9 million, manager Willie McFaul recruited Brazilian international Mirandinha to replace Beardsley. With the Brazilian joining Goddard and Paul Gascoigne, the team managed a mediocre start to the season. Midfielder Glyn Hodges arrived from Wimbledon but only managed seven games in his 86-day stay, before heading back south. McFaul signed young Irishman in the winter, hailed as a new George Best by some, the 18 year old went on an amazing run scoring 12 goals in 19 games that saw Newcastle finish 8th, their highest finish since being promoted back to the top flight.

Newcastle United
1987–88 season
ChairmanStan Seymour, Jr.
ManagerWillie McFaul
StadiumSt James' Park
First Division9th
FA CupFifth round proper
League CupThird round
Full Members CupSecond round
Top goalscorerLeague: Michael O'Neill (12)
All: Michael O'Neill
Mirandinha (13)
Highest home attendance28,796
(vs Wimbledon)
Lowest home attendance7,787 (25 November 1987 vs Shrewsbury Town, Full Members Cup)
Average home league attendance21,059
← 1986-87
1988-89 →

KitEdit

English company Umbro remained Newcastle United's kit manufacturers for the eighth consecutive season, and introduced a new kit for the season. Greenall's Beers remained kit sponsors, although the "Beers" was dropped from the kit sponsorship.[1]

Appearances, goals and cardsEdit

(Substitute appearances in brackets)
Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Simod Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK   Gary Kelly 37 0 3 0 2 0 2 0 44 0
GK   Martin Thomas 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
GK   Tommy Wright 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF   John Anderson 33 (2) 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 38 (2) 1
DF   John Bailey 3 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 (1) 0
DF   Peter Jackson 28 2 3 0 3 0 2 0 36 2
DF   Neil McDonald 40 3 3 1 3 1 2 0 48 5
DF   Glenn Roeder 37 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 43 1
DF   Kevin Scott 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 6 2
DF   Kenny Wharton 28 (3) 2 3 0 0 (1) 0 2 0 33 (4) 2
MF   Ian Bogie 3 (4) 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 5 (4) 1
MF   John Cornwell 20 (4) 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 25 (4) 1
MF   Albert Craig 1 (2) 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 2 0 3 (3) 0
MF   Paul Gascoigne 34 (1) 7 3 3 3 1 2 0 42 (1) 11
MF   Glyn Hodges 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
MF   David McCreery 35 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 39 1
MF   Michael O'Neill 19 (2) 12 2 (1) 1 0 0 1 (1) 0 22 (4) 13
MF   Paul Stephenson 5 (2) 0 0 0 1 (1) 0 0 0 6 (3) 0
MF   Andy Thomas 1 (3) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 (3) 0
MF   Brian Tinnion 15 (1) 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 18 (1) 1
FW   Paul Goddard 35 8 3 1 3 1 0 0 41 10
FW   Darren Jackson 24 (7) 2 3 1 3 1 0 0 30 (7) 4
FW   Anth Lormor 3 (2) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 (2) 2
FW   Mirandinha 25 (1) 11 2 0 2 1 2 1 31 (1) 13

Coaching staffEdit

[2]

Position Staff
Manager   Willie McFaul
Assistant Manager   Colin Suggett
First Team coach   John Pickering

Source:[citation needed]

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Date Player From Fee
July 1987 Glyn Hodges Wimbledon £300,000 [3]
August 1987 Mirandinha Palmeiras £575,000 [3]
October 1987 Michael O'Neill Coleraine £100,000 [3]
March 1988 Tommy Wright Linfield £30,000[4][5]

OutEdit

Date Player To Fee
July 1987 Joe Allon Swansea Free
September 1987 Glyn Hodges Watford £300,000


Total spending:   £30,000

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Newcastle United kit history. Historical football kits. Retrieved 14 August 2013
  2. ^ Joannou, Paul (1997). The Black 'N' White Alphabet. Polar. ISBN 1-899538-03-8.
  3. ^ a b c Joannou, Paul (1997). The Black 'N' White Alphabet. Polar. ISBN 1-899538-03-8.
  4. ^ Sporting heroes
  5. ^ Newcastle transfers 1987/88. soccerbase. Retrieved 14 August 2013
  • Joannou, Paul (2011). Newcastle United: The Ultimate Record 1881-2011. N Publishing. ISBN 9780956815606.