Astle died in 2002 and a coroner ruled that his death had been brought on by repeated heading of a football.
Investigations by the PFA and FA into the effects of heading footballs has come to nothing, but if there was something in it, that would change the game as we know it.
Having taken on the authorities, Astle’s family are determined to keep the pressure on, and tomorrow they are asking United’s visiting fans – who will throng the Hawthorns in their numbers – to join the ninth minute round of applause.
A banner reading ‘Justice for Jeff’ will also be unfurled close to Newcastle’s fans.
Newcastle legend Charlie Crowe
According to doctors, Newcastle legend Charlie Crowe – who died in 2010 – may have been afflicted by the same industrial disease as Astle.
Astle’s daughter Dawn (talking to the Chronicle): “This campaign is about more than just Dad. We know we can’t bring him back but we want to look after the footballers who have been let down and ensure this doesn’t happen to anyone else.
“Football fans have been brilliant with us and we know a great club like Newcastle has proper football people backing it.
“If Newcastle’s supporters would join in the round of applause it would be fantastic.
“Dad always used to say that St James’ Park was one of the great grounds that he played at.
“Whenever he would do talk-ins or Q and As he’d mention Newcastle as one of the great places he’d played. It’s a proper club that looks after its own, just like West Brom did.”
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Saturday November 8
12:45 Liverpool v Chelsea 1-2
15:00 Burnley v Hull City 1-0
15:00 Man Utd v Crystal Palace 1-0
15:00 Southampton v Leicester City 2-0
15:00 West Ham United v Aston Villa 0-0
17:30 QPR v Manchester City 2-2
Sunday November 9
13:30 Sunderland v Everton
13:30 Tottenham v Stoke City
13:30 W Brom v Newcastle United
16:00 Swansea City v Arsenal
The Hawthorns ...
The Hawthorns has been the home of Premier League club West Bromwich Albion F.C. since 1900, when it became the sixth ground to be used by the club. The ground was the last Football League ground to be built in the 19th century. At an altitude of 551 feet (168 m), it is the highest ground among those of all 92 Premier League and Football League clubs.
During the early years of the club, West Bromwich Albion led something of a nomadic existence, playing at five different grounds in a 22-year period. Their first ground was Cooper's Hill, which the club occupied from 1878 to 1879. From 1879 to 1881 they played at Dartmouth Park, although they may also have alternated between there and Cooper's Hill during this period.
Albion's third ground was Bunn's Field, also known as The Birches, where they played for a single season in 1881–82. With a capacity of 1500–2000, it was their first enclosed ground, allowing the club to charge an entrance fee for the first time.
The increasing popularity of football led the well-established West Bromwich Dartmouth Cricket Club to rent their Four Acres ground to Albion from 1882 to 1885, but they quickly outgrew their new home and soon needed to move again.
Albion's tenure of Stoney Lane, from 1885 to 1900, was arguably the most successful period in the club's history, as the club won the FA Cup twice and were runners-up three times.
The West Stand and Smethwick End
Running along the west edge of the pitch and along Halford's Lane, the West Stand (formerly the Halford's Lane Stand) provided VIP seating before the advent of the new East Stand. The stand houses the main TV cameras as well as the press and commentary area. Chairman Jeremy Peace had announced that there are plans for the Halfords Lane Stand to be demolished to make way for a single-tier, 10,000 seated stand within the next five years. This would raise the total stadium capacity to around 33,000. However, since Albion's relegation from the Premier League and a drop in attendances, this plan has been shelved for the time being, although Albion did regain their top flight status in 2008. The stand has instead been refurbished, cutting capacity from 28003 to 26,272.
Birmingham Road End
Affectionately called the Brummie Road by supporters, the traditional Birmingham Road End runs behind the goal, adjacent to the A41. Traditionally it has always housed the core of the home support and was the main source of the so-called 'Albion roar. When a terrace, it traditionally held up to 14,000 passionate Baggies, but the stand which replaced it in 1994 holds over 8,000 all-seated spectators. Between this stand and the East Stand lies the Woodman corner, named after the Woodman pub which stood just behind it until its demolition in 2004. The Woodman corner is home to a large throstle mascot, which was originally perched above the old (terraced) Woodman corner, but was housed in the Halfords Lane stand for several seasons until the stadium redevelopments were completed. There are plans in place to expand the Woodman corner in the future.
Running behind the goal at the southern edge of the pitch, the Smethwick End houses the away supporters though they are only allocated part of the stand, except for cup matches. The remainder houses the most vocal of the home support. (If and when the new west stand is completed there may be a chance of the Smethwick End going to the visitors).
Replacing the old Rainbow Stand, the East Stand now houses the club's administration offices, club shop, club ticket office and corporate entertainment suites. The wings of the East Stand are known as the Woodman corner (which joins up with the Birmingham Road End, and is named after the Woodman public house that stood there until 2004)and the Millennium Corner (adjacent to the Smethwick End).
Above the Woodman corner sits a giant effigy of a throstle, which had been a familiar feature of the ground for generations. It used to perch on the old scoreboard in the old (terraced) Woodman Corner; after the redevelopment of the ground in 1994 it was moved temporarily to the main stand in Halfords Lane, and it can now be seen back in its old position.
The Rainbow Stand was built in 1964, originally known as the East Stand, but gained the name Rainbow Stand over the next few years owing to its brightly painted seats. It originally consisted of standing accommodation in the lower section and seating in the upper section. However, a refurbishment project in 1977 saw the terracing replaced by executive boxes and seating. It survived until 2000, when it was demolished to make way for the new stand which opened in the 2000–01 season.
How To Get There By Car And Where To Park
The Hawthorns is located on the A41 (Birmingham-West Bromwich Road). If approaching from outside the area the ground is about half a mile from Junction 1 of the M5. On leaving the M5 take the A41 towards Birmingham, the ground is on your right. Beware though of speed cameras on this stretch of the A41. Street parking or alternatively there are a few private matchday car parks at some local industrial units near the ground, or at Hawthorns station which costs £4.
Post Code for SAT NAV: B71 4LF
The Hawthorns has its own railway and metro station which are about a five minute walk from the ground. It can be reached from Birmingham New Street, by first taking a train to Smethwick Galton Bridge and changing there for the Hawthorns. Total journey time is around 20-25 minutes. Alternatively the Hawthorns is also served by direct trains from Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham Snow Hill. The metro line runs from Birmingham Snow Hill.
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Away fans are housed on one side of the Smethwick End, where the normal allocation is 3,000 seats. This means that this stand is shared with home supporters. For cup games, the whole of this stand can be allocated to away supporters, raising this figure to 5,200. The facilities and the view of the pitch in the Smethwick End are okay, although the leg room is a little cramped. I have been to the Hawthorns on a number of occasions and have always found it to be a fairly friendly place. The only thing against it, in terms of a day out is the lack of nearby pub for away fans, meaning that most elect to drink inside the ground instead. Considering that the concourse at the back of the Smethwick End is pretty small in comparison to its overall capacity, then it can have uncomfortable feel, especially when there is a capacity away support. Strangely I noticed that fans were not allowed to bring in take away food from the nearby McDonalds. Food available on the concourse includes; Cheeseburgers (£3.70), Burgers (£3.50), a range of Pukka Pies; Chicken Balti, Chicken & Mushroom, Cheese & Onion (£All 2.90), Steak & Kidney Pies (£2.90), Sausage Rolls (£2.90) and Pasties (£2.90).
Look out for the West Brom Mascot called 'Baggie Bird', who does a good job of entertaining the away fans before the game. This even involves going in goal and challenging players to take a shot!
Greg Whitaker adds; 'I've been to the Hawthorns twice as an away fan and had a similar problem on both occasions. There is a huge metal gate, outside the stadium, next to the away fan section. On my first visit, this was closed before the game, meaning we had to walk in a big loop through a load of residential streets to get round to the other side of the gate. On my most recent visit, the gate was closed after the game. There are no signs to give you directions and, with it being an evening game, I ended up wandering deserted streets in the dark trying to find my way back to Rolfe Street station'.
Where To Eat And Drink?
The main pub for away fans is 'The Vine' which is about a 15-20 minute walk from the ground. From Junction 1 of the M5 turn left towards West Bromwich town centre (opposite direction to the ground). Take the first left into Roebuck Street. The Vine is down on the left. You can also street park in this area and then walk to the ground. This pub also offers Indian food and has an indoor tandoori barbeque (from 1pm on Saturdays), plus has a beer garden with children's play area. Barbara Osborne a visiting Newcastle United fan adds; 'The Vine from the outside looked like any small corner boozer, but inside it was quite large and it was fairly easy to get served. It had a good mix of home and away fans.' Matt Wharton informs me; 'The Vine is only a few minutes walk away from Kenrick Park Metro station which can be accessed from Birmingham Snow Hill railway/metro station. Turn right out of the station and walk along Devereux Road passing through a residential area. At the end of Devereux Road turn left and the The Vine is just over the other side of the road on the right'.
Dave Wilson recommends; 'The Park Hotel which is just off junction one of the M5 and a 10 minute walk to the ground. You can park on their car park for £5 and away fans are always welcome. There are plenty of families who meet in here before games and it is a very safe environment. There is also plenty of street parking in and around the area of the hotel if you don't want to pay the £5.'
Sean Mowat a visiting Sheffield United supporter adds; 'As you pass the ground on the right on the main Birmingham Road. Carry on about another half a mile and there is a pub on the right set back off the road called the Royal Oak. We've been in the last two times we've visited WBA. The beer is okay and they also serve Asian food (try the chicken kebabs!). It had a friendly atmosphere'. It also has the added benefit of showing televised football.
If travelling by Metro or train from Birmingham Snow Hill and you like your real ale, then it may be a good idea to stop off on the way to the Hawthorns at the Jewellery Quarter station. Within a 10 minute walk of the station are at least three pubs serving decent real ale. These are the Rose Villa Tavern, Red Lion and Lord Clifden. The Red Lion and Lord Clifden are both listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide, whilst the Brown Lion has recently opened and is effectively the brewery tap for the local Two Towers Brewery. See the Google map below for their locations (this will require you to use the arrows to move the map down and then to the to show the Jewellery Quarter and pubs).
Alcohol is also available within the ground, albeit in plastic bottles/cans, in the form of Carlsberg (£3.70), Tetleys (£3.70), Bathams Bitter (£3.80) and Somerset Cider (£3.70), plus Red and White wine (£3.90) and various Spirit Minatures (all at £4.20).
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THROSTLES v MAGPIES
2013/2014 Wed 01 Jan West Brom. 1 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Premier League
Sat 30 Nov Newcastle Utd. 2 - 1 West Brom. Premier League
2012/2013 Sat 20 Apr West Brom. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premier League
Sun 28 Oct Newcastle Utd. 2 - 1 West Brom. Premier League
2011/2012 Sun 25 Mar West Brom. 1 - 3 Newcastle Utd. Premier League
Wed 21 Dec Newcastle Utd. 2 - 3 West Brom. Premier League
2010/2011 Sun 22 May Newcastle Utd. 3 - 3 West Brom. Premier League
Sun 05 Dec West Brom. 3 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premier League
2009/2010 Sat 23 Jan West Brom. 4 - 2 Newcastle Utd. F.A. Cup
Mon 18 Jan Newcastle Utd. 2 - 2 West Brom. Championship
Sat 08 Aug West Brom. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Championship
2008/2009 Sat 07 Feb West Brom. 2 - 3 Newcastle Utd. Premier League
Tue 28 Oct Newcastle Utd. 2 - 1 West Brom. Premier League
2005/2006 Sat 22 Apr Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 West Brom. Premiership
Sun 30 Oct West Brom. 0 - 3 Newcastle Utd. Premiership
2004/2005 Mon 03 Jan West Brom. 0 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Premiership
Sat 25 Sep Newcastle Utd. 3 - 1 West Brom. Premiership
2003/2004 Wed 29 Oct Newcastle Utd. 1 - 2 West Brom. League Cup
after extra time, 90 minutes 1-1
2002/2003 Sun 11 May West Brom. 2 - 2 Newcastle Utd. Premiership
Sat 05 Oct Newcastle Utd. 2 - 1 West Brom. Premiership
1990/1991 Sat 04 May West Brom. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Second Division
Sat 27 Oct Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 West Brom. Second Division
1989/1990 Wed 11 Apr Newcastle Utd. 2 - 1 West Brom. Second Division
Wed 01 Nov West Brom. 1 - 5 Newcastle Utd. Second Division
Wed 25 Oct Newcastle Utd. 0 - 1 West Brom. League Cup
1985/1986 Sat 11 Jan West Brom. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division
Sat 14 Sep Newcastle Utd. 4 - 1 West Brom. First Division
1984/1985 Sat 06 Apr Newcastle Utd. 1 - 0 West Brom. First Division
Wed 26 Dec West Brom. 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division
1977/1978 Wed 12 Apr West Brom. 2 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division
Sat 10 Sep Newcastle Utd. 0 - 3 West Brom. First Division
1976/1977 Sat 19 Mar West Brom. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division
Wed 06 Oct Newcastle Utd. 2 - 0 West Brom. First Division
1972/1973 Sat 04 Nov West Brom. 2 - 3 Newcastle Utd. First Division
Wed 23 Aug Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 West Brom. First Division
1971/1972 Wed 03 May Newcastle Utd. 4 - 2 West Brom. First Division
Sat 11 Dec West Brom. 0 - 3 Newcastle Utd. First Division
1970/1971 Wed 28 Apr Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 West Brom. First Division
Wed 02 Sep West Brom. 1 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division
1969/1970 Sat 14 Mar West Brom. 2 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division
Fri 06 Feb Newcastle Utd. 1 - 0 West Brom. First Division
1968/1969 Sat 19 Apr West Brom. 5 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division
Sat 14 Sep Newcastle Utd. 2 - 3 West Brom. First Division
1967/1968 Mon 15 Apr West Brom. 2 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division
Fri 12 Apr Newcastle Utd. 2 - 2 West Brom. First Division
1966/1967 Sat 13 May West Brom. 6 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division
Wed 07 Sep Newcastle Utd. 1 - 3 West Brom. First Division
1965/1966 Wed 01 Sep West Brom. 1 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division
Wed 25 Aug Newcastle Utd. 0 - 1 West Brom. First Division
1960/1961 Wed 14 Sep Newcastle Utd. 3 - 2 West Brom. First Division
Mon 05 Sep West Brom. 6 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division
1959/1960 Wed 16 Sep Newcastle Utd. 0 - 0 West Brom. First Division
Wed 09 Sep West Brom. 2 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division
1958/1959 Sat 11 Apr West Brom. 2 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division
Sat 22 Nov Newcastle Utd. 1 - 2 West Brom. First Division
1957/1958 Sat 21 Dec Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 West Brom. First Division
Sat 24 Aug West Brom. 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division
1956/1957 Wed 26 Dec Newcastle Utd. 5 - 2 West Brom. First Division
Tue 25 Dec West Brom. 1 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division
1955/1956 Mon 02 Jan Newcastle Utd. 0 - 3 West Brom. First Division
Wed 07 Sep West Brom. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division
1954/1955 Wed 01 Sep West Brom. 4 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division
Wed 25 Aug Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 West Brom. First Division
1953/1954 Wed 16 Sep Newcastle Utd. 3 - 7 West Brom. First Division
Wed 09 Sep West Brom. 2 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division
1952/1953 Thu 01 Jan Newcastle Utd. 3 - 5 West Brom. First Division
Wed 27 Aug West Brom. 1 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division
1951/1952 Wed 23 Apr Newcastle Utd. 1 - 4 West Brom. First Division
Wed 05 Sep West Brom. 3 - 3 Newcastle Utd. First Division
1950/1951 Wed 30 Aug West Brom. 1 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division
Wed 23 Aug Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 West Brom. First Division
1949/1950 Sat 18 Mar West Brom. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division
Sat 26 Nov Newcastle Utd. 5 - 1 West Brom. First Division
1947/1948 Thu 01 Jan Newcastle Utd. 3 - 1 West Brom. Second Division
Fri 26 Dec West Brom. 0 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Second Division
1946/1947 Thu 26 Dec West Brom. 3 - 2 Newcastle Utd. Second Division
Wed 25 Dec Newcastle Utd. 2 - 4 West Brom. Second Division
1938/1939 Wed 14 Sep Newcastle Utd. 5 - 1 West Brom. Second Division
Wed 07 Sep West Brom. 5 - 2 Newcastle Utd. Second Division
1933/1934 Sat 27 Jan Newcastle Utd. 1 - 2 West Brom. First Division
Sat 16 Sep West Brom. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division
1932/1933 Sat 04 Mar West Brom. 3 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division
Sat 22 Oct Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 West Brom. First Division
1931/1932 Sat 02 Apr West Brom. 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division
Sat 21 Nov Newcastle Utd. 5 - 1 West Brom. First Division
1926/1927 Sat 26 Mar West Brom. 4 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division
Sat 06 Nov Newcastle Utd. 5 - 2 West Brom. First Division
1925/1926 Sat 17 Apr Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 West Brom. First Division
Sat 05 Dec West Brom. 4 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division
1924/1925 Sat 04 Apr Newcastle Utd. 0 - 1 West Brom. First Division
Sat 29 Nov West Brom. 2 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division
1923/1924 Sat 22 Mar West Brom. 0 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division
Sat 15 Mar Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 West Brom. First Division
1922/1923 Wed 14 Mar West Brom. 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division
Wed 14 Feb Newcastle Utd. 2 - 0 West Brom. First Division
1921/1922 Sat 22 Apr West Brom. 1 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division
Sat 15 Apr Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 West Brom. First Division
1920/1921 Sat 04 Sep West Brom. 0 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division
Sat 28 Aug Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 West Brom. First Division
1919/1920 Mon 08 Sep West Brom. 3 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division
Wed 03 Sep Newcastle Utd. 0 - 2 West Brom. First Division
1914/1915 Mon 05 Apr West Brom. 2 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division
Wed 02 Sep Newcastle Utd. 1 - 2 West Brom. First Division
1913/1914 Sat 17 Jan Newcastle Utd. 3 - 3 West Brom. First Division
Sat 20 Sep West Brom. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division
1912/1913 Wed 09 Apr West Brom. 1 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division
Sat 19 Oct Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 West Brom. First Division
1911/1912 Sat 10 Feb West Brom. 3 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division
Sat 07 Oct Newcastle Utd. 0 - 0 West Brom. First Division
1903/1904 Sat 02 Jan Newcastle Utd. 1 - 0 West Brom. First Division
Sat 05 Sep West Brom. 1 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division
1902/1903 Sat 24 Jan Newcastle Utd. 1 - 0 West Brom. First Division
Sat 27 Sep West Brom. 6 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division
1900/1901 Sat 19 Jan Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 West Brom. First Division
Sat 22 Sep West Brom. 0 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division
1899/1900 Fri 29 Dec Newcastle Utd. 4 - 2 West Brom. First Division
Sat 02 Sep West Brom. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division
1898/1899 Sat 01 Apr West Brom. 2 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division
Sat 03 Dec Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 West Brom. First Division
2013/14 WEST BROM 1 NEWCASTLE UTD 0
1. Tim Krul
26. Mathieu Debuchy
6. Mike Williamson
2. Fabricio Coloccini 65'
3. Davide Santon
4. Yohan Cabaye
24. Cheick Tiote
11. Yoan Gouffran 45'
7. Moussa Sissoko
14. Loic Remy
23. Shola Ameobi 76'
8. Vurnon Anita
9. Papiss Cisse
10. Hatem Ben Arfa 45'
13. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa 65'
19. Massadio Haidara 76'
21. Rob Elliot
27. Steven Taylor
Substitute Saido Berahino struck a late penalty as West Brom overcame 10-man Newcastle 1-0 for their first Barclays Premier League win under caretaker boss Keith Downing.
Berahino stepped up to score with four minutes remaining on a wet and blustery afternoon at The Hawthorns after Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul brought down Matej Vydra.
Krul escaped a red card for his challenge but team-mate Mathieu Debuchy saw no such leniency from referee Lee Mason after a two-footed challenge on Claudio Yacob.
It was West Brom's first victory in 10 games and was thoroughly merited after a hard-working performance.
It lifted some of the gloom with which 2013 ended after the sacking of head coach Steve Clarke and put aside the controversy generated by Nicolas Anelka's goal celebration last weekend.
Anelka could have done some of that himself had he not scooped over from close range before the break while Liam Ridgewell also missed a fine opportunity.
The Baggies forced the pace in the second half but what creativity there was in a largely subdued first period was created by the hosts.
Newcastle's Loic Remy fired over with the first serious attempt of the game but the impressive Morgan Amalfitano was the first to test a goalkeeper when he shot straight at Krul.
An ambitious attempt by Amalfitano to lob Krul from the right was dealt with by the goalkeeper before the same player shot over.
West Brom continued to look the livelier and Stephane Sessegnon was inches away from turning in a Ridgewell cross after good work by Anelka.
Baggies defender Billy Jones required treatment for a head injury after colliding with his own goalkeeper Ben Foster. The pair had both been forced to change direction and stretch for the ball after a Remy shot had taken a looping deflection.
That proved a rare attack from Newcastle and Jonas Olsson went close at the other end when he headed wide from an Amalfitano cross.
Amalfitano made more headway down the right and pulled back a good cross for Chris Brunt but the Albion captain, despite having time to aim from 10 yards, could not get direction on his header.
Anelka spurned an even better opportunity just before half-time, after yet more trickery from Amalfitano, when he remarkably shot over from four yards.
Jones did not return for the second half as Downing decided to liven up the attack by sending on Berahino.
Cheick Tiote tried his luck from distance for Newcastle after a clearance fell his way but Foster was alert to his bobbling volley.
West Brom decided to try a few long-ball attacks and one of them almost paid off as Berahino lashed in a shot after combining with Brunt but a defender blocked.
The tempo of the game started to increase as Remy controlled outside the area and cut inside to curl a shot over Foster's bar.
Newcastle were left facing an uphill struggle after Debuchy was dismissed in the game's first moment of controversy just after the hour.
Mason had no hesitation in showing a straight red card after Debuchy lunged in on Yacob, even though the Argentinian managed to jump and minimise contact.
Albion grew in confidence after that and forced the pace even more.
Newcastle regrouped and repelled a succession of attacks with Krul not seriously tested until Berahino fired a shot low at his near post after 75 minutes.
Yohan Cabaye - who Newcastle fans made clear they do not want to leave as they contemplated a month of transfer speculation - needed treatment after a challenge by Amalfitano but played on.
Ridgewell spurned a glorious opportunity nine minutes from time when he reached a Berahino cross ahead of Krul four yards out but somehow sidefooted wide.
There was still time for West Brom and their chance came after Vydra raced through and was tripped by Krul.
Berahino made no mistake and Newcastle could not recover, despite Cabaye shooting at Foster.
Newcastle Utd Fixtures ...
Sunday August 17
NEWCASTLE 0 MAN CITY 2
Krul, Janmaat, Williamson, Coloccini, Dummett, Colback, Anita (63' Obertan), Cabella, Sissoko, Gouffran (74' Aarons), Riviere (83' Perez).
Subs: Haidara, Elliot, S Taylor, Abeid
Saturday August 23
ASTON VILLA 0 NEWCASTLE 0
Krul, Janmaat, Williamson, Coloccini, Dummett, Anita (70' de Jong), Colback, Cabella, Sissoko, Gouffran, Riviere (77' Perez - 90+2' S Taylor).
Subs: Haidara, Elliot, Obertan, Abeid
Tuesday August 26
LC GILLINGHAM 0 NEWCASTLE 1 (Egan OG)
Krul, Janmaat, Coloccini, S Taylor, Haidara, Sissoko, Abeid, Obertan, de Jong (68' Perez), Aarons (60' Cabella), Riviere (86' Gouffran)
Subs: Anita, Ferreyra, Elliot, Dummett
Saturday August 30
NEWCASTLE 3 CRYSTAL PALACE 3 (Janmaat, Aarons, Williamson)
Krul, Janmaat (79' Perez), Williamson, Coloccini, Haidara, Sissoko, Colback, Cabella, de Jong (79' Anita), Gouffran (67' Aarons), Riviere
Subs: Elliot, Obertan, S Taylor, Dummett
Saturday September 13
SOUTHAMPTON 4 NEWCASTLE 0
Krul, Janmaat, Williamson, Coloccini, Haidara, Anita (45' Tiote), Colback, Cabella (69' Perez), Sissoko (90'Ameobi), Gouffran, Riviere
Subs: Elliot, Obertan, S Taylor, Armstrong
Saturday September 20
NEWCASTLE 2 HULL CITY (Cisse 2)
Krul, Janmaat, Williamson, Coloccini, Dummett, Tiote (85' Ameobi), Colback, Sissoko, Cabella, Gouffran (90+4' Perez), Riviere (69' Cisse)
Subs: Anita, Haidara, Elliot, S Taylor
Wednesday September 24
LC CRYSTAL PALACE 2 NEWCASTLE 3 AET (Riviere 2, Dummett)
Elliot, Janmaat (46 Haidara), Coloccini, S Taylor, Dummett, Colback, Abeid, Obertan, Armstrong, Ameobi (66 Sissoko), Riviere (80 Perez)
Subs: Anita, Ferreyra, Cabella, Alnwick
Monday September 29
STOKE CITY 1 NEWCASTLE 0
Krul, Janmaat, Williamson, Coloccini, Dummett, Tiote, Colback, Sissoko, Cabella (74' Ameobi), Gouffran (68' Obertan), Riviere (45' Cisse)
Subs: Anita, Elliot, S Taylor, Armstrong
Saturday October 4
SWANSEA CITY 2 NEWCASTLE 2 (Cisse 2)
Krul, Janmaat, Williamson, Coloccini, Dummett, Obertan, Tiote, Sissoko, Colback (69' Riviere), Gouffran (58' Ameobi), Cisse (85' Perez).
Subs: Anita, Haidara, Cabella, Elliot
Saturday October 18
NEWCASTLE 1 LEICESTER CITY (Obertan)
Krul, Janmaat, S Taylor, Coloccini, Dummett (72' Haidara), Tiote, Anita (59' Perez), Colback, Obertan, Sissoko, Gouffran (90+2' Cabella), Cisse
Subs: Elliot, Abeid, Armstrong
Saturday October 26
TOTTENHAM 1 NEWCASTLE 2 (Ameobi, Perez)
Krul, Janmaat, S Taylor, Coloccini, Dummett, Anita (45' Cabella), Colback, Obertan (45' Ameobi), Sissoko, Gouffran, Perez (79' Haidara)
Subs: R Taylor, Ferreyra, Elliot, Armstrong
Wednesday October 29
LC MAN CITY 0 NEWCASTLE 2 (Aarons, Sissoko)
Elliot, Janmaat (64' Sissoko), Coloccini, Dummett, Haidara, Colback, R Taylor, Abeid, Obertan, Armstrong (65' Riviere), Aarons (46' Ameobi)
Subs: Krul, Gouffran, Perez, Cabella
Saturday November 1
NEWCASTLE 1 LIVERPOOL 0 (Perez)
Elliot, Krul, Janmaat, S Taylor, Coloccini, Dummett, Abeid, Colback, Obertan (27' Aarons), Sissoko), Ameobi (66' Cabella), Cisse (45' Perez)
Subs: R Taylor, Gouffran, Haidara, Elliot
Sunday November 9
West Brom v Newcastle United
Saturday November 22
Newcastle United v QPR
Saturday November 29
West Ham United v Newcastle United
Tuesday December 2
Burnley v Newcastle United
Saturday December 6
Newcastle United v Chelsea
Saturday December 13
Arsenal v Newcastle United
Sunday December 21
Newcastle United v Sunderland
Friday December 26
Man Utd v Newcastle United
Sunday December 28
Newcastle United v Everton
Thursday January 1 2015
Newcastle United v Burnley
Saturday January 10 2015
Chelsea v Newcastle United
Saturday January 17 2015
Newcastle United v Southampton
Saturday January 31 2015
Hull City v Newcastle United
Saturday February 7 2015
Newcastle United v Stoke City
Tuesday February 10 2015
Crystal Palace v Newcastle United
Saturday February 21 2015
Manchester City v Newcastle United
Saturday February 28 2015
Newcastle United v Aston Villa
Wednesday March 4 2015
Newcastle United v Man Utd
Saturday March 14 2015
Everton v Newcastle United
Saturday March 21 2015
Newcastle United v Arsenal
Saturday April 4 2015
Sunderland v Newcastle United
Saturday April 11 2015
Liverpool v Newcastle United
Saturday April 18 2015
Newcastle United v Tottenham
Saturday April 25 2015
Newcastle United v Swansea City
Saturday May 2 2015
Leicester City v Newcastle United
Saturday May 9 2015
Newcastle United v West Brom
Saturday May 16 2015
QPR v Newcastle United
Sunday May 24 2015
Newcastle United v West Ham United
Tuesday October 28
19:45 Bournemouth v W Brom
19:45 MK Dons v Sheffield United
19:45 Shrewsbury Town v Chelsea
20:00 Fulham v Derby County
20:00 Liverpool v Swansea City
Wednesday October 29
19:45 Manchester City v Newcastle United
19:45 Stoke City v Southampton
19:45 Tottenham v Brighton