Newcastle fans erupt on Twitter after shock performance

January 19, 2013

Newcastle United have fallen deeper into a relegation battle after a 1-2 defeat to Reading who picked up their first away win of the season. The Magpies had Yohan Cabaye back in the starting line-up and the Frenchman opened the scoring, but Newcastle could not take advantage of their first half dominance as Adam Le Fondre netted […] […]

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What Makes Alan Pardews Eight Year Contract Different?

October 5, 2012

It was hugely surprising to learn of the recent premier league news last week that Alan Pardew had been handed an eight year deal to stay on as Newcastle manager until 2020. Now in this day and age, we all know just how volatile a managerial hot-seat is – Opta index and their latest football magazine say that since […] […]

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The rise and fall of Andy Carroll

July 29, 2012

Despite his slightly yobbish, unlikeable character and his greasy ponytail, it is becoming increasingly difficult not to feel a little bit sorry for Andy Carroll. There is something altogether perverse about pitying a man who plays football – for a living, no less – at one of Europe’s most prestigious clubs; (probably) earns upwards of [& […]

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Spurs Must Rediscover Winning Ways If They Are To Qualify For Champions League

April 18, 2012

Not only did Chelsea knock Tottenham our of the FA Cup last weekend, the Spurs players know now that following the 5-1 semi final defeat, that a season in which they could have been so successful  looks likely to end in them fighting to hang to the one prize they need most; a place in […] […]

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Is this the end of Man City’s title challenge?

February 2, 2012

After I wrote a while ago that Manchester City were the clear favourites for the Premier League title this year, my opinion seems to have changed over the past few weeks. Their recent form has seen them playing decent enough but Manchester United have gone that extra mile. Manchester City has lost on far too […] […]

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Gary Speed Football Congress’ to become Annual Fundraising Event

January 12, 2012

The inaugural UK Football Academy (UKFA) symposium at Emirates Stadium on February 8th has been renamed The Gary Speed Football Congress by UKFA founder, Raymond Verheijen as a tribute to the manager alongside whom he worked last year to elevate the Wales football team to new heights. As a player and a manager, Gary Speed […] […]

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Mike Ashley – It’s time to spend that money!

December 13, 2011

In my two decades as Newcastle fan I have had worse Christmases, tucking into my turkey in 2008 whilst languishing four points above the relegation zone springs immediately to mind. This was made all the worse by having to bypass drinking my despair away due to a nice early drive to Wigan the next morning. […] […]

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Pardew, wants trophies

October 24, 2011

Alan Pardew has indicated his targets over the next couple of years by saying he wants to add to Newcastle United’s empty trophy cabinet. While Newcastle fans should not be looking toward winning the premier league, which seems totally out of their reach despite their fantastic start, the Carling Cup or FA cup must be […] […]

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Nolan exit signals Newcastle’s demise

June 15, 2011

In these modern times, it was perhaps fitting that it came down to a Twitter hashtag to break the news that Newcastle are far from a team with ambitions of reaching their former heights, but a fallen giant slowly eroding to dust. The sale of Andy Carroll rightly raised eyebrows in January. But with a […] […]

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Pardew ready to make squad his own

June 6, 2011

After a final day draw against West Bromwich Albion clinched Newcastle a 12th place Premier League finish, manager Alan Pardew has wasted no time in putting his summer plans into action. In what could be an interesting end of season on Tyneside, Pardew has already begun to attempt to mould his squad to his liking, […] […]

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Vital summer ahead for Newcastle

May 18, 2011

With Newcastle’s Premier League survival recently confirmed manager Alan Pardew will already be planning his end of season activity in what could be a make or break summer on Tyneside. The Magpies host West Brom on Sunday in their final game of the season, with an eighth place finish still possible for both sides. It’s been […] […]

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Weekly Report: Wasted on Wilshere, a terrible tattoo and one very excited Geordie

February 10, 2011

Jack Wilshere played really well last night. He did this because he is an excellent player – my friend says better than Fabregas – maybe not yet, but there is no reason for him not to be one day. His composure in unerring, but last night’s defensive role cannot be a regular task given to […] […]

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