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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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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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Taylor injury exposes Magpies Achilles heel

December 6, 2011

It was all going so well, Newcastle United had just earned a fantastic point at Old Trafford and were in confident mood ahead of their clash with Chelsea. However, things change quickly in Football and Alan Pardew’s side are now facing an injury crisis that threatens to derail their fine start to the Premier League […] […]

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Confusion as Carroll saga continues…

February 1, 2011

After a manic January deadline day the fallout has begun on Tyneside following Andy Carroll’s record breaking move to Liverpool. Carroll sealed his shock transfer to Anfield late last night after ‘handing in’ a transfer request earlier in the day, which resulted in Newcastle ‘reluctantly’ accepting Liverpool’s crazy £35m bid. Facts suc […]

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Mike Ashley’s rash decision-making can be avoided by German structure

December 8, 2010

English football must follow the German model of club ownership for the sake of the fans, and the well-being of the clubs themselves. Investors such as Mike Ashley or Malcolm Glazer would be allowed to purchase up to 49% of a club, but the majority share would be held by supporters, with the objective being […] […]

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Newcastle Utd – Back in the big time but for how long?

April 30, 2010

My boyfriend thinks Newcastle will finish in the top ten next season. I think he’s a lunatic. And I’ll happily take fifty quid from him next May after he loses that bet. […]

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Mike Ashley – You have no shame

November 6, 2009

Sport companies and clubs have, in living memory certainly, always gone hand in hand with advertising. Formula 1 has given much wide- spread criticised publicity to cigarette companies on the sides to their big red engines, cricket players are sponsored by airlines and football teams are sponsored by companies by all walks of life. Betting websites […]

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10 things I HATE about Newcastle United

May 20, 2009

1 – Hair Cuts

Newcastle players over the last 30 years have been renowned to have rubbish haircuts, really starting with Kevin Keegans Perm and Terry McDermotts… well….”mop”. Since then they have had some terrible barnets. Andy Carroll and Fabricio Coloccini are the most recent victims of having rubbish haircuts but also I need to men […]

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Newcastle United v Middlesbrough preview

May 11, 2009

Winner takes all

When Mike Dean blows for the final whistle tonight, one set of fans will have to face the ultimate realisation that their club will almost certainly be playing in The Championship next season.

With West Bromwich Albion impressively defeating Wigan 3-1 on Saturday, the pressure is on for Newcastle and Middlesbrough to walk awa […]

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Following the Geordies

April 22, 2009

Newcastle’s fate awaits Being a Newcastle United fan is certainly a roller coaster experience, from the more successful days with Sir Bobby Robson and Kevin Keegan, to becoming the laughing stock of the football world. Newcastle’s certainly a unique club, and the reasons for supporting them could only be understood by the Geordies. Since Ke […]

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Do good players make good managers?

April 7, 2009

Making a successful transition Alan Shearer returned to St James Park to a hero’s welcome on Saturday.  Not since Kevin Keegan rode back in to town has anyone received such a reception from the Geordie faithful.  But with 7 games remaining and what is generally considered to be the toughest run-in amongst the clubs in […] […]

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Shearer – The second coming?

April 3, 2009

Shearer to save Newcastle from the drop?

Alan Shearer has been appointed the new manger of Newcastle United until the end of the season, giving him just eight games to prevent the Magpies from being relegated.

The former England captain and Newcastle legend has been handed the task by owner, Mike Ashley, who is desperately attempting – with h […]

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