2002–03 Newcastle United F.C. season

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Newcastle United
2002–03 season
Chairman Freddie Shepherd
Manager Bobby Robson
Stadium St James' Park
Premier League 3rd
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Third round
UEFA Champions League Second group stage
Top goalscorer League:
Alan Shearer (17)
All:
Alan Shearer (25)
Highest home attendance 52,181
(vs. Sunderland)
Lowest home attendance 34,067
(vs. Željezničar)
Average home league attendance 51,923
Home colours
Away colours

During the 2002-03 English football season, Newcastle United F.C. participated in the FA Premier League (known as the FA Barclaycard Premiership for sponsorship reasons). Newcastle had mounted a surprise title challenge the previous season following four seasons in midtable, and mounted a similar challenge in the 2002–03 season. The season was also Newcastle's second ever in the Champions League.

Season summary[edit]

After a slow start, the club began putting together the wins and, by the end of March, were in a three-way title race with Manchester United and Arsenal. Consecutive defeats to a resurgent Everton and a 6–2 home thrashing by Alex Ferguson's side killed off Newcastle's title hopes, but Bobby Robson and his team was able to brush off the challenge from Chelsea to finish 3rd in the Premier League, entering the qualification rounds for the Champions League in the 2003–04 season.[1]

The 2002–03 season was a particularly colourful one for Newcastle on the European stage. In the first group stage, Newcastle lost their first three matches in a row, then, in an astonishing reversal, shocked Italian giants Juventus 1–0 at St James' Park.[2] They then controversially beat Dynamo Kyiv 2–1 in Newcastle [3] before winning the crucial last match, away to Feyenoord, 3-2 in injury time, with striker Craig Bellamy scoring the injury time winner. With Dynamo Kyiv losing at home to Juventus, Newcastle progressed to the second round,[4] in a group with Internazionale, Barcelona and Bayer Leverkusen.

Bellamy was sent off for lashing out at Inter defender Marco Materazzi in an off-the-ball incident during the opening minutes of the match. Bellamy was punished further by a three-match ban.[5] Compounding the disaster for Newcastle was the suspension of influential captain Alan Shearer for a similar incident, although the punishment was just a two-match ban.[6] Newcastle went on to lose 1–4 at home.[7]

Shearer returned in the fourth game in the 4-team group, scoring all three goals in a 3–1 demolition of Bayer Leverkusen at home.[8] Despite a superb performance against Inter in the famous San Siro, only to draw 2–2, Newcastle lost at home 2–0 to Barcelona and dropped out of the Champions League.[9]

Team kit[edit]

The team kit for the 2002-03 season was produced by Adidas and the main shirt sponsor was NTL.

Club transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos. Name From Fee
20 June 2002 MF Portugal Hugo Viana Portugal Sporting CP £8,500,000[10]
12 July 2002 DF England Titus Bramble England Ipswich Town £5,000,000[11]
13 February 2003 DF England Jonathan Woodgate England Leeds United £9,000,000[12]
25 March 2003 MF England Darren Ambrose England Ipswich Town £1,000,000[13]
  • Total spending: Decrease £23.5m

Out[edit]

Date Pos. Name From Fee
April 2002 GK England Jonny Brain Unattached Free
April 2002 DF Scotland Ryan McGuffie Scotland Gretna Free
27 May 2002 MF England Mark Boyd England Port Vale Free[14]
April 2002 FW Scotland Colin McMenamin Scotland Livingston Free
May 2002 DF France Sylvain Distin England Manchester City Loan end
3 July 2002 DF England James Coppinger England Exeter City Released[15]
30 August 2002 DF England David Cowan Scotland Motherwell Free[16]
February 2003 MF England Stuart Green England Hull City £150,000
January 2003 MF England Tommy English Scotland Livingston Released
January 2003 MF England Neale McDermott England Fulham Free
January 2003 MF Argentina Christian Bassedas Argentina Newell's Old Boys Released
March 2003 GK Netherlands John Karelse Netherlands AGOVV Apeldoorn Free
March 2003 MF Republic of Ireland Joe Kendrick Germany 1860 Munich Free
January 2003 MF England Damon Robson Unattached Free
  • Total spending: Increase £150,000

Squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[17]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Republic of Ireland GK Shay Given
3 England DF Robbie Elliott
4 Peru MF Nolberto Solano
5 Republic of Ireland DF Andy O'Brien
6 Chile MF Clarence Acuña
7 England MF Jermaine Jenas
8 England MF Kieron Dyer
9 England FW Alan Shearer (captain)
10 Wales FW Craig Bellamy
11 Wales MF Gary Speed (vice-captain)
12 England DF Andy Griffin
13 England GK Steve Harper
14 England DF Wayne Quinn
16 Guyana FW Carl Cort
No. Position Player
17 England MF Darren Ambrose
18 Northern Ireland DF Aaron Hughes
19 England DF Titus Bramble
20 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Lomana LuaLua
22 England DF Jamie McClen
23 Nigeria FW Shola Ameobi
25 Scotland MF Brian Kerr
27 England DF Jonathan Woodgate
28 England FW Michael Chopra
30 Scotland DF Steven Caldwell
32 France MF Laurent Robert
34 Greece DF Nikos Dabizas
35 France DF Olivier Bernard
45 Portugal MF Hugo Viana

Left club during season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
15 Spain DF Marcelino (to Poli Ejido)
17 Argentina MF Christian Bassedas (released)
No. Position Player
31 England MF Stuart Green (to Hull City)

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager England Bobby Robson
Assistant manager England John Carver
First-team coach England Nigel Pearson
Goalkeeping coach England Andy Woodman
Development coach England Arthur Cox
Reserve team coach England Terry McDermott
Chief scout Scotland Steve Clarke

Last updated: 3 May 2011
Source: [1]

Reserve squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
21 Paraguay MF Diego Gavilán
24 England GK Tony Caig
29 Netherlands GK John Karelse
No. Position Player
33 England GK Adam Collin
36 Scotland DF Gary Caldwell
37 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Calvin Zola

Appearances, goals and cards[edit]

(Starting appearances + substitute appearances)[18][19][20][21]
No. Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Champions League Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
1 GK Republic of Ireland Shay Given 38 0 1 0 0 0 12 0 51 0 ? ?
3 DF England Robbie Elliott 0+2 0 0 0 1 0 0+1 0 1+3 0 ? ?
4 MF Peru Nolberto Solano 29+2 7 1 0 0+1 0 10+2 1 40+5 8 ? ?
5 DF Republic of Ireland Andy O'Brien 26 0 1 0 0 0 11+1 0 38+1 0 ? ?
6 MF Chile Clarence Acuña 2+2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4+2 0 ? ?
7 MF England Jermaine Jenas 23+9 6 1 1 0 0 7 0 31+9 7 ? ?
8 MF England Kieron Dyer 33+2 2 0 0 1 2 11+1 2 45+3 6 ? ?
9 FW England Alan Shearer 35 17 1 1 0 0 12 7 48 25 ? ?
10 FW Wales Craig Bellamy 27+2 7 1 0 0 0 6 2 34+2 9 ? ?
11 MF Wales Gary Speed 23+1 2 0 0 0 0 12 1 35+1 3 ? ?
12 DF England Andy Griffin 22+5 1 1 0 1 0 11 1 35+5 2 ? ?
13 GK England Steve Harper 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 ? ?
14 DF England Wayne Quinn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0+1 0 ? ?
16 FW England Carl Cort 0+1 0 0 0 1 0 0+1 0 1+2 0 ? ?
17 MF England Darren Ambrose 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 ? ?
18 DF Northern Ireland Aaron Hughes 35 1 1 0 0 0 11+1 0 47+1 1 ? ?
19 DF England Titus Bramble 13+3 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 21+3 0 ? ?
20 FW Democratic Republic of the Congo Lomana LuaLua 5+6 2 0+1 0 1 0 5+4 2 11+11 4 ? ?
22 MF England Jamie McClen 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ? ? ? ?
23 FW Nigeria Shola Ameobi 8+20 5 0+1 0 0 0 4+6 3 12+27 8 ? ?
25 MF Scotland Brian Kerr 4+4 0 0 0 0 0 1+1 0 5+5 0 ? ?
27 DF England Jonathan Woodgate 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 ? ?
28 FW England Michael Chopra 0+1 0 0 0 0+1 0 0+2 0 0+4 0 ? ?
30 DF Scotland Steven Caldwell 12+2 1 0 0 1 0 1+1 0 14+3 1 ? ?
32 MF France Laurent Robert 25+2 5 1 0 0+1 0 9+2 0 35+5 5 ? ?
34 DF Greece Nikos Dabizas 13+3 0 0+1 0 1 0 7+1 0 21+5 0 ? ?
35 DF France Olivier Bernard 24+6 2 1 0 1 0 8+2 0 34+8 2 ? ?
45 MF Portugal Hugo Viana 11+12 2 0 0 1 0 5+5 2 17+17 4 ? ?

Matches[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Premier League[edit]

Champions League[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

League Cup[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [dead link]
  2. ^ Ingle, Sean (23 October 2002). "Newcastle 1 - 0 Juventus". The Guardian (London). 
  3. ^ Rookwood, Dan (29 October 2002). "Newcastle United 2 - 1 Dynamo Kiev". The Guardian (London). 
  4. ^ "Newcastle go through". BBC News. 13 November 2002. 
  5. ^ Johnson, William (19 December 2002). "Bellamy is given second three-match suspension". The Daily Telegraph (London). 
  6. ^ [dead link]
  7. ^ "Newcastle swept aside". BBC News. 27 November 2002. 
  8. ^ Glendenning, Barry (26 February 2003). "Newcastle United 3 - 1 Bayer Leverkusen". The Guardian (London). 
  9. ^ Glendenning, Barry (19 March 2003). "Newcastle 0 - 2 Barcelona". The Guardian (London). 
  10. ^ "Newcastle seal Viana deal". BBC News. 20 June 2002. 
  11. ^ "Bramble ties up Magpies move". BBC News. 12 July 2002. 
  12. ^ "Robson hails 'perfect' Woodgate". BBC News. 13 February 2003. 
  13. ^ "Ambrose signs for Magpies". BBC News. 25 March 2003. 
  14. ^ "Boyd joins Vale". BBC News. 27 May 2002. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  15. ^ "Exeter's Coppinger swoop". BBC News. 3 July 2002. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  16. ^ "Motherwell add three new faces". BBC News. 30 August 2002. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  17. ^ Newcastle United squad 2002-2003. FootballSquads. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  18. ^ Newcastle United Appearances: Champions League 2002/2003. worldfootball.net. Retrieved 15 August 2013
  19. ^ Newcastlre United domestic appearances 2002/03. nufc.co.uk. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  20. ^ Newcastle United goal scorers 2002/03. nufc.co.uk. Retrieved 15 August 2013
  21. ^ Season Details : 2002-03 FA Barclaycard Premiership, Final standings. toon1892.co.uk. Retrieved 15 August 2013

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