1988–89 Newcastle United F.C. season

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Newcastle United
1988-89 season
Chairman Gordon McKeag
Manager Willie McFaul to 9 October
Colin Suggett caretaker until 14 December
Jim Smith
Stadium St James' Park
First Division 20th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Second round
Full Members Cup Third round
Mercantile Credit Centenary Trophy Semi-Final
Top goalscorer League: Mirandinha (9)
All: Mirandinha (11)
Highest home attendance 33,508
(vs. Tottenham Hotspur)
Lowest home attendance 14,445
(vs. West Ham United)
Average home league attendance 22,815
Home colours
Away colours

During the 1988-89 season, Newcastle United participated in the Football League First Division. During the summer the club invested heavily in their squad, F.A. Cup winners Dave Beasant and Andy Thorn were signed for £850,000 each, Scotsmen John Robertson and John Hendrie joined for similar fees. This season saw Newcastle United relegated to the Football League Second Division, finishing bottom of the division after a horrible season in which the team changed manager 2 months into the season. Manager Willie McFaul was sacked after a 3-0 home defeat which came exactly a week after the team had beaten current League Champions Liverpool at Anfield. New manager Jim Smith, who struggled to change the teams fortunes, set about 'Wheeling and dealing' that saw many changes to the squad. Out went big money new signings Beasant and Robertson to be replaced by unknown Northern Irishman keeper Tommy Wright and ex-patriate striker Rob MacDonald. Other signings included ex-England international Kenny Sansom, experienced right back Ray Ranson and Danish pair Bjørn Kristensen and Frank Pingel.

Appearances, goals and cards[edit]

(Substitute appearances in brackets)
Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Simod Cup MCC Trophy Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK England Dave Beasant 20 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 26 0
GK Republic of Ireland Gary Kelly 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
GK Northern Ireland Tommy Wright 9 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
DF Republic of Ireland John Anderson 21 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 24 1
DF England Steve Howey 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0
DF England Peter Jackson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
DF Denmark Bjørn Kristensen 4 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 (1) 0
DF England Ray Ranson 13 (1) 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 (1) 1
DF England Glenn Roeder 18 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 22 0
DF England Kenny Sansom 20 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 0
DF England Kevin Scott 29 0 4 0 2 0 0 (1) 0 1 0 36 (1) 0
DF England Andy Thorn 26 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 31 1
DF England Kenny Wharton 14 (4) 0 4 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 23 (4) 0
MF England Ian Bogie 3 (3) 0 1 (2) 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 1 0 5 (6) 0
MF England Kevin Brock 21 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 26 3
MF England John Cornwell 8 (1) 0 0 0 1 0 0 (1) 0 2 0 11 (2) 0
MF Scotland Albert Craig 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0
MF Scotland Archie Gourlay 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0
MF Northern Ireland David McCreery 36 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 42 0
MF Republic of Ireland Liam O'Brien 17 (3) 3 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 22 (3) 3
MF Northern Ireland Michael O'Neill 17 (10) 4 1 (1) 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 21 (11) 5
MF England Lee Payne 6 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 (1) 0
MF England David Roche 0 (2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (2) 0
MF England Paul Stephenson 7 (1) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 9 (1) 0
MF Scotland Paul Sweeney 6 (2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 (2) 0
MF England Brian Tinnion 12 (1) 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 (1) 0 15 (2) 1
FW England Gary Brazil 3 (4) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 (4) 0
FW Scotland John Hendrie 34 4 4 0 2 1 1 0 2 0 43 5
FW Scotland Darren Jackson 13 (2) 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 18 (2) 2
FW England Anth Lormor 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
FW England Rob McDonald 6 (4) 1 1 (3) 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 8 (7) 2
FW Brazil Mirandinha 22 (6) 9 2 (1) 1 2 1 1 0 0 (1) 0 27 (8) 11
FW Denmark Frank Pingel 13 (1) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 (1) 1
FW Scotland John Robertson 7 (5) 0 0 0 0 (2) 0 0 0 2 0 9 (7) 0
FW England David Robinson 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0

Coaching staff=[edit]

Position Staff
Manager England Jim Smith
Assistant Manager England Bobby Saxton
Goalkeeping Coach England Andy Woodman
Development Coach England Nigel Pearson
Chief scout Scotland Steve Clarke

Last updated: 3 May 2011
Source: [1]

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