1990–91 Newcastle United F.C. season

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Newcastle United
1990-91 season
Chairman Scotland John Conwell
Manager Jim Smith (until 21 March 1991)
Bobby Saxton (caretaker until 26 March 1991)
Osvaldo Ardiles
Stadium St James' Park
Division Two 11th
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup Second round
Full Members Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League: Quinn (18)
All: Quinn (20)
Highest home attendance 29,231
(vs. Nottm Forest)
Lowest home attendance 10,004
(vs. Oxford United)
Average home league attendance 16,879
Home colours
Away colours

During the 1990-91 season, Newcastle United participated in the Football League Second Division.

Season Synopsis[edit]

After the disappointment of the previous season to gain promotion at the first attempt, the Magpies started the new season slowly. Injuries to key players Mark McGhee and John Gallagher did little to help manager Jim Smith's cause and to no ones surprise the board sacked him in the new year. Smith was replaced as manager by former Tottenham and Argentina player Ossie Ardiles. With the change of manager came a change of style, in came a passing game where the ball rarely left the ground replacing the more direct style. It also marked the appearance of several promising youngsters who were bloodied at the expense of older experienced professionals, those to get their first break in the professional game were Steve Watson, Alan Thompson and Robbie Elliott. Along with the likes of established youngsters Lee Clark and Steve Howey the future seemed to be bright, however the gap between the team and the top teams was to much to be breached and the team finished midtable.

Appearances, goals and cards[edit]

(Substitute appearances in brackets)
Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup ZDS Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK England John Burridge 39 0 3 0 2 0 ? 0 ? 0
GK Czech Republic Pavel Srníček 7 0 0 0 0 0 ? 0 ? 0
DF Scotland Roy Aitken 37 0 3 0 2 0 ? 0 ? 0
DF Republic of Ireland John Anderson 27 1 3 0 1 1 ? 0 ? 2
DF England Matty Appleby 1 0 0 0 0 0 ? 0 ? 0
DF England Darren Bradshaw 6 (1) 0 0 0 1 0 ? 0 ? 0
DF England Robbie Elliott 5 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 ? 0 ? 0
DF England Steve Howey 3 (8) 0 0 0 0 0 ? 0 ? 0
DF Denmark Bjørn Kristensen 39 (1) 1 3 0 1 0 ? 0 ? 1
DF Wales Alan Neilson 2 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 ? 0 ? 0
DF England Ray Ranson 24 (3) 0 3 0 1 0 ? 0 ? 0
DF England Kevin Scott 42 0 0 (1) 0 2 0 ? 1 ? 0
DF England Mark Stimson 23 1 3 1 0 0 ? 0 ? 2
DF Scotland Paul Sweeney 8 (1) 0 0 0 2 0 ? 0 ? 0
DF England John Watson 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 ? 0 ? 0
DF England Steve Watson 22 (2) 0 3 0 0 0 ? 0 ? 0
MF England Billy Askew 1 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 ? 0 ? 0
MF England Kevin Brock 36 (2) 5 3 0 2 0 ? 0 ? 5
MF England Lee Clark 13 (6) 2 0 0 0 0 ? 0 ? 2
MF England Kevin Dillon 19 0 3 0 0 0 ? 0 ? 0
MF England Wayne Fereday 6 (2) 0 0 0 2 0 ? 0 ? 0
MF Scotland John Gallacher 1 0 0 0 0 0 ? 0 ? 0
MF Scotland Archie Gourlay 2 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 ? 0 ? 0
MF England Lee Makel 1 (2) 0 0 0 0 0 ? 0 ? 0
MF Republic of Ireland Liam O'Brien 23 (10) 3 0 (2) 0 2 0 ? 0 ? 3
MF England Gavin Peacock 27 7 0 0 0 0 ? 0 ? 7
MF England David Roche 5 (3) 0 0 0 0 0 ? 0 ? 0
MF England Neil Simpson 1 (3) 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 ? 0 ? 0
FW Republic of Ireland Tommy Gaynor 4 1 0 0 0 0 ? 0 ? 1
FW England Andy Hunt 13 (3) 2 0 0 0 0 ? 0 ? 2
FW Scotland Mark McGhee 17 (4) 5 2 1 2 0 ? 0 ? 6
FW Australia David Mitchell 2 1 0 0 0 0 ? 0 ? 1
FW England Paul Moran 1 0 0 0 0 0 ? 0 ? 0
FW England Micky Quinn 43 18 3 2 2 0 ? 0 ? 20
FW England David Robinson 0 (3) 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 ? 0 ? 0
FW England Scott Sloan 11 (5) 1 1 0 0 0 ? 0 ? 1

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Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager Argentina Osvaldo Ardiles
Goalkeeping Coach England Andy Woodman
Development Coach England Nigel Pearson
Reserve Team Coach England John Carver
Chief scout Scotland Steve Clarke

Last updated: 3 May 2011
Source: [1]

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