1985–86 Newcastle United F.C. season

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Newcastle United F.C.
1985-86 season
Chairman Stan Seymour, Jr.
Manager Willie McFaul
Stadium St James' Park
First Division 11th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Fourth round
Top goalscorer League: Peter Beardsley (20)
All: Peter Beardsley (20)

In the 1985-86 football season, Newcastle United F.C. participated in the Football League First Division.

After their promotion two years previously, Newcastle aimed to consolidate their position in the top league of English football. Manager Jack Charlton resigned six days before the start of the season, leading to the appointment of Willie McFaul. The club finished 11th and performed disappointingly in the cups, losing out to Brighton and Hove Albion and Oxford United.

Paul Stephenson made his debut in a 2-1 victory over Southampton in December 1985 and soon became a first team regular. Star centre-half Glenn Roeder would go on to manage the club twenty years later. The season also saw the breakthrough of Paul Gascoigne as a regular in midfield.

Squad[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total First Division FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Wales Martin Thomas 36 0 32 0 1 0 3 0
GK Scotland David McKellar 10 0 10 0 0 0 0 0
GK England Gary Kelly 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF England Jeff Clarke 45 3 41 3 1 0 3 0
DF England Glenn Roeder 46 6 42 6 1 0 3 0
DF Republic of Ireland John Anderson 41 3 38 3 1 0 2 0
DF England Peter Haddock 8 0 6 0 0 0 2 0
DF England Chris Hedworth 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
DF Scotland Rob McKinnon 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
DF England John Bailey 29 0 28 0 1 0 0 0
MF England Neil McDonald 34 4 23+5 4 3 0 3 0
MF England Brian Tinnion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MF England Kenny Wharton 15 2 15 2 0 0 0 0
MF England Paul Gascoigne 35 9 28+3 9 1 0 3 0
MF Northern Ireland David McCreery 42 2 39 2 1 0 2 0
MF England Gary Megson 6 0 2+2 0 0+0 0 1+1 0
MF England Paul Stephenson 23 1 22 1 1 0 0 0
MF Northern Ireland Ian Stewart 29 2 25+3 2 1 0 0 0
MF England Ian Bogie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MF Wales Alan Davies 17 1 14 1 0 0 2+1 0
FW England Joe Allon 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 0
FW England Peter Beardsley 45 19 42 19 1 0 2 0
FW Jamaica Tony Cunningham 19 3 10+7 1 0 0 2 2
FW Scotland George Reilly 19 7 17 7 0 0 2 0
FW England Billy Whitehurst 21 7 20 7 1 0 0 0
FW England Mark McGhee 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos. Name From Fee
August 1985 GK Scotland David McKellar Scotland Hibernian Season-long loan
August 1985 MF Wales Alan Davies (footballer) England Manchester United  ?

Out[edit]

Date Pos. Name To
December 1985 MF England Gary Megson England Sheffield Wednesday
December 1985 FW Scotland George Reilly England West Bromwich Albion
July 1986 DF England Peter Haddock Scotland Leeds
August 1986 DF England Chris Hedworth England Barnsley
August 1986 DF Scotland Rob McKinnon England Hartlepool

First Division[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

League Cup[edit]

External links[edit]