TEAM: Newcastle United
STADIUM: St. James’ Park
LEAGUE POSITION 2013/14: 10th
Despite a good start indicating Newcastle United may challenge for a place in Europe, the loss of Yohan Cabaye to PSG in January – among other factors – meant Alan Pardew’s men had to settle for a mid-table finish.
The goals of QPR loanee Loic Remy were the highlight. Without them, the Magpies could have struggled further.
Pardew will no doubt look for reinforcements who will improve his side for next season.
If he isn’t a Newcastle player for 2014/15, replacing Remy’s goals will be important.
MANAGER: Alan PARDEW
Punished for a head-butt on Hull City midfielder David Meyler last season, Alan Pardew will be hoping to reward Newcastle supporters with a better campaign this year.
A former midfielder, probably most notably with Crystal Palace, Pardew first took over from Chris Hughton as Toon boss in December 2010.
He has also managed Reading, West Ham United, Charlton Athletic and Southampton.
STAR MAN: Tim KRUL (Goalkeeper)
Tim Krul has earned a reputation of being one of the best in the Premier League is his position, after taking on the Newcastle number one role.
The Holland international, who began at St. James’ Park, enjoyed loan spells with Falkirk and Carlisle United before eventually becoming United number one.
His admirers from further afield are now vast – but Krul remains Newcastle property.
Newcastle United 1, QPR 0 – Premier League – Saturday 22nd December 2013
Scorer: Shola Ameobi
DID YOU KNOW?
The Magpies have won a total of six FA Cups during their history. Their first three victories came in 1910, 1924 and 1932 before Newcastle won the trophy three times in five years between 1951 and 1955 with Toon legend Jackie Milburn in the side. They’ve appeared in 13 FA Cup finals to date.
Home: QPR v Newcastle United – Saturday 16th May 2015 – 3pm
Away: Newcastle United v QPR – Saturday 22nd November 2014 – 3pm
All fixtures are subject to change