1994–95 Newcastle United F.C. season

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Newcastle United
1994–95 season
Chairman England Stephen Conwell
Manager England Kevin Keegan
Stadium St James' Park
FA Premier League 6th
FA Cup Sixth Round
League Cup Fourth Round
UEFA Cup Second Round
Top goalscorer League:
Peter Beardsley (13)
All:
Peter Beardsley,
Andrew Cole (15)
Highest home attendance 35,626
(vs. Leeds United
& Crystal Palace)
Lowest home attendance 27,208
(vs. Barnsley)
Average home league attendance 33,935
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

This article covers the squad and match results for the 1994–95 season at the English football (soccer) club Newcastle United F.C. Newcastle United participated in the FA Premier League, finishing in 6th place.

Season summary[edit]

Andrew Cole was sold to Manchester United in January 1995 for £7m

Newcastle United made the best start to any top division season in their history, winning their first six games to go top. The first team had built up a reputation for playing an attacking, almost cavalier, brand of football under Kevin Keegan – their occasionally leaky defence was not a major problem, as the team could almost always score more than they conceded. In a shock move in January 1995, however, hugely influential striker Andy Cole joined Manchester United for £6 million plus £1 million midfielder Keith Gillespie, who joined Newcastle. Fans were saddened and confused with Keegan for selling Cole, leading to Keegan publicly confronting fans at St James' Park explaining his reasons on the day of the transfer.

By Christmas, Newcastle were no longer title favourites but still looked certain of a UEFA Cup place. But things failed to improve in the new year, and the sale of Cole seemed to accelerate their fall from grace. A sixth place finish in the final table meant that they just missed out on another European campaign, but they were given hope of a fresh chase for honours next time round thanks to the close season signings of David Ginola and Les Ferdinand.

The 1994–95 season also saw the arrival of Marc Hottiger, Philippe Albert, Paul Kitson and Keith Gillespie, as well as the late and close season departures of Barry Venison, Alex Mathie, Mike Jeffrey and Paul Bracewell.

Appearances, goals and cards[edit]

(Substitute appearances in brackets)
No. Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup UEFA Cup Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
1 GK Czech Republic Pavel Srníček 38 0 5 0 5 0 4 0 52 0 ? 2
2 DF England Barry Venison 28 1 5 0 2 0 1 0 36 1 ? 0
3 DF England John Beresford 33 0 4 1 5 0 4 0 46 1 ? 0
4 MF England Paul Bracewell 13 (3) 0 3 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 16 (4) 0 ? 0
5 MF Montserrat Ruel Fox 40 10 5 0 2 1 4 1 51 12 ? 0
6 DF England Steve Howey 29 (1) 1 4 0 4 0 3 0 40 (1) 1 ? 0
7 MF England Robert Lee 35 9 4 1 2 0 3 4 44 14 ? 1
8 MF England Peter Beardsley 34 13 3 0 3 0 4 2 44 15 ? 0
9 FW England Andy Cole 18 9 1 0 5 2 3 4 27 15 ? 0
10 MF England Lee Clark 9 (10) 1 2 1 3 0 1 (2) 0 15 (12) 2 ? 0
11 MF England Scott Sellars 12 0 0 0 3 0 4 1 19 1 ? 0
12 DF Switzerland Marc Hottiger 38 1 4 1 5 0 4 0 51 2 ? 0
14 FW Scotland Alex Mathie 3 (6) 1 0 0 1 (2) 0 0 0 4 (8) 1 ? 0
15 DF England Darren Peacock 35 1 5 0 4 0 4 0 48 1 ? 0
18 MF England Steve Guppy 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 ? 0
18 MF Northern Ireland Keith Gillespie 15 (2) 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 18 (2) 4 ? 0
19 DF England Steve Watson 22 (5) 4 0 (1) 0 3 (1) 0 1 (2) 1 26 (9) 5 ? 0
20 DF Wales Alan Neilson 5 (1) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 (1) 0 ? 0
21 FW Wales Malcolm Allen 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 ? 0
26 DF England Robbie Elliott 10 (4) 2 3 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 13 (5) 2 ? 0
27 DF Belgium Philippe Albert 17 2 0 0 3 1 4 0 24 3 ? 1
28 FW England Paul Kitson 24 (2) 8 4 (1) 3 3 1 0 0 31 (3) 12 ? 0
30 GK England Mike Hooper 4 (2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 (2) 0 ? 0
31 FW England Mike Jeffrey 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 (2) 0 1 (2) 1 ? 0

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager England Kevin Keegan
Assistant Manager England Terry McDermott
First Team coach England Arthur Cox
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]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos. Name From Fee
1 August 1994 [1] DF Switzerland Marc Hottiger Switzerland FC Sion £600,000
2 August 1994 MF England Steve Guppy Wycombe Wanderers £150,000
3 August 1994 MF England Jason Drysdale Watford £425,000
10 August 1994 DF Belgium Philippe Albert Belgium Anderlecht £2,700,000
26 September 1994 FW England Paul Kitson Derby County £2,225,000
10 January 1995 MF Northern Ireland Keith Gillespie Manchester United Part-exchange for Andy Cole
1 March 1995 [2] MF Republic of Ireland Jimmy Crawford Republic of Ireland Bohemians £75,000
Unknown GK England John Burridge Scotland Aberdeen Free
  • Total spending: Decrease £6.175m

Out[edit]

Date Pos. Name To Fee
16 June 1994 DF England Matty Appleby Darlington Free
19 June 1994 FW England Alun Armstrong Stockport County £35,000
22 July 1994 DF England Mark Robinson Swindon Town £600,000
25 November 1994 MF England Steve Guppy Port Vale £225,000
December 1994 MF Cyprus Nikki Papavasiliou Greece OFI Crete £25,000
12 January 1995 FW England Andy Cole Manchester United £6,250,000 + Keith Gillespie
24 February 1995 FW Scotland Alex Mathie Ipswich Town £500,000
23 March 1995 DF England Jason Drysdale Swindon Town £340,000
23 May 1995 MF England Paul Bracewell Sunderland £50,000
Unknown GK England John Burridge Scotland Dunfermline Athletic Free
  • Total income: Increase £8.025m

Competitions[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

Pre-season[edit]

Match 1 2 3 4 5 6
Result 1–2 2–0 3–4 1–1
(Pens: 6–5)
1–3 5–2

League[edit]

Round  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Result 3–1 4–0 5–1 3–1 4–2 3–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–2 2–1 0–0 2–3 1–1 2–4 3–1 0–0 0–0 1–2
Position 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th
Round 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42
Result 0–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–0 0–3 2–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–0 1–3 1–1 3–0 0–2 1–2 0–0 3–3 0–1 3–2
Position 5th 5th 4th 4th 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th 5th 5th 5th 5th 6th

FA Cup[edit]

Match 1 2 3 4 5
Result 1–1 2–1 3–0 3–1 0–1

League Cup[edit]

Match 1 2 3 4 5
Result 2–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 0–2

UEFA Cup[edit]

Match 1 2 3 4
Result 5–0 5–2 3–2 0–1

Matches[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

League[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

League Cup[edit]

UEFA Cup[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]