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1954 - 1956

Doug Livingstone

Domestic Trophies (1)

Newcastle United: FA Cup Winners (1954-55)

Doug had a rather illustrious playing career, with the likes of Celtic, Everton and Tranmere prior to moving into management.

He was a relatively successful manager and went on to lead Belgium through the 1954 World Cup finals, which saw him come head-to-head with England and earn a respectable 4-4 draw.

After the World Cup he returned to club management with Newcastle, and won the FA Cup in his first season. But therein lies a tale. Whilst Doug was manager, the 'Directors Committee' still had a lot of influence, and indeed the final say on team selection. Submitting his team to the board for the final against Manchester City, Doug had made one great omission, he had sensationally left out Jackie Milburn. The board immediately told him Milburn was playing - he duly went on to score the fastest goal ever scored in a FA Cup Final!

Though never coming out publicly and saying it, it was widely believed that Doug was very unhappy about the amount of influence the board actually had, the 1955 final being a case in point. He subsequently spent only one more season at Newcastle, moving down to take charge of the Juniors for a while before eventually leaving altogether and taking up the managers job at Fulham.

Managerial History

1958-62 Chesterfield [4 Seasons]
1956-58 Fulham [2 Seasons]
1954-56 Newcastle United [2 Seasons]
OVERALL TOTALS (ALL COMPETITIONS)
  Home - 48 Away - 51 Totals - 99
Games Won 28 58.3% 15 29.4% 43 43.4%
Games Drawn 10 20.8% 10 19.6% 20 20.2%
Games Lost 10 20.8% 26 51.0% 36 36.4%
Scored 113 89 202
Conceded 59 108 167
Goal Difference +54 -19 +35



Results by Competition
DIVISION 1
  Home - 42 Away - 42 Totals - 84
Games Won 24 57.1% 10 23.8% 34 40.5%
Games Drawn 9 21.4% 7 16.7% 16 19.0%
Games Lost 9 21.4% 25 59.5% 34 40.5%
Scored 102 72 174
Conceded 51 96 147
Goal Difference +51 -24 +27
FA CUP
  Home - 6 Away - 8 Totals - 14
Games Won 4 66.7% 5 62.5% 9 64.3%
Games Drawn 1 16.7% 3 37.5% 4 28.6%
Games Lost 1 16.7% 0 0.0% 1 7.1%
Scored 11 17 28
Conceded 8 9 17
Goal Difference +3 +8 +11
CHARITY SHIELD
  Home - 0 Away - 1 Totals - 1
Games Won 0 - 0 0.0% 0 -
Games Drawn 0 - 0 0.0% 0 -
Games Lost 0 - 1 100.0% 1 100.0%
Scored 0 0
Conceded 3 3
Goal Difference 0 -3 -3

 


Last Modified: April 26 2011 15:30:27.