• “11 Minute Walk In” – Was It A Daft Idea?

    “11 Minute Walk In” – Was It A Daft Idea?

    A Newcastle United Fans Group yesterday attempted to stage the latest protest against Mike Ashley’s ownership. The idea was that fans attending the game against West Ham should miss the first 11 minutes of the match and then take their seats late. It’s...

  • Did Rafa Get It Wrong Against Arsenal?

    Did Rafa Get It Wrong Against Arsenal?

    Poor team selection Poor substitutions Team devoid of ideas… …Fans sing about Ashley Benitez has the easiest ticket in English football. He wins a game, no other manager could do that with this squad of players. He loses a game with a rubbish...

  • Forest, Kenedy, Atsu, Ki, Muto, and Gloom!

    Forest, Kenedy, Atsu, Ki, Muto, and Gloom!

    Kenedy is overrated. Save for a couple of games and performances shortly after we acquired him on loan last season, I thought he gave the ball away far too much, is horrendously one footed and didn’t provide anything different to anyone else we...

  • Chelsea Reflections….

    Chelsea Reflections….

    I don’t have a problem with playing defensive at home, but you can’t play THAT defensive, with no counter attacking option, regardless of who is fit or who you have in your squad. That was poor, really really poor. The fans only really started...

  • Sir Bobby Robson: More Than A Manager

    Sir Bobby Robson: More Than A Manager

    Ahead of the release of Bobby Robson: More Than A Manager – the definitive film about Sir Bobby’s incredible life and career – there will be three exclusive preview screenings at stadiums that were very special to him. Raising money for the...

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  • “11 Minute Walk In” – Was It A Daft Idea?

    “11 Minute Walk In” – Was It A Daft Idea?

    A Newcastle United Fans Group yesterday attempted to stage the latest protest against Mike Ashley’s ownership. The idea was that fans attending the game against West Ham should miss the first 11 minutes of the match and then take their seats late. It’s difficult to see how this protest would ever be successful and as it turned out, it flopped miserably as only a few hundred fans, mainly in the Gallowgate End, took part. Was this attempted protest ill-conceived? Was it a daft idea? Well, […]

     
  • Did Rafa Get It Wrong Against Arsenal?

    Did Rafa Get It Wrong Against Arsenal?

    Poor team selection Poor substitutions Team devoid of ideas… …Fans sing about Ashley Benitez has the easiest ticket in English football. He wins a game, no other manager could do that with this squad of players. He loses a game with a rubbish team setup and a complete inability to make good substitutions (this dates back to his time at Liverpool) and it’s Ashley’s fault. I said it the other week but it stinks at the moment, it smacks of something far greater going on […]

     
  • Forest, Kenedy, Atsu, Ki, Muto, and Gloom!

    Forest, Kenedy, Atsu, Ki, Muto, and Gloom!

    Kenedy is overrated. Save for a couple of games and performances shortly after we acquired him on loan last season, I thought he gave the ball away far too much, is horrendously one footed and didn’t provide anything different to anyone else we had. If we had given Murphy that game time, who was to say he couldn’t have improved to a similar perceived level?! The way the media banged on about him you’d think we had signed Pele. Watching him week in and week […]

     
  • Chelsea Reflections….

    Chelsea Reflections….

    I don’t have a problem with playing defensive at home, but you can’t play THAT defensive, with no counter attacking option, regardless of who is fit or who you have in your squad. That was poor, really really poor. The fans only really started singing around 80 minutes after the equaliser and you can see why, what on earth is there to get vocal about when you are sat watching that dross?! I haven’t had a season ticket for years so I can’t speak on […]

     
  • Sir Bobby Robson: More Than A Manager

    Sir Bobby Robson: More Than A Manager

    Ahead of the release of Bobby Robson: More Than A Manager – the definitive film about Sir Bobby’s incredible life and career – there will be three exclusive preview screenings at stadiums that were very special to him. Raising money for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, the previews at St James’ Park (22 May), Wembley Stadium (23 May) and Portman Road (25 May) will be an opportunity to see the highly-anticipated film on the big screen in the company of Sir Bobby’s family and friends. […]

     
  • So Is It OK To Criticise Rafa?

    So Is It OK To Criticise Rafa?

    Surely if Rafa was the mastermind behind the early season form, then he is equally culpable for the recent form? I’ve said it before, but I think it’s a dangerous game to elevate a manager to such a level that is exempt from any criticism from the fans. If Pardew had overseen that performance against Watford and that result with the same group of players, he would be getting absolutely lynched from all quarters and called clueless.. Something is amiss, something more than Lascelles and […]

     
  • After Watford, What Now For United?

    After Watford, What Now For United?

    So what next after Watford? Our 4th successive defeat has set the alarm bells ringing a little bit. The problem is if press reports are to believed (so that’s a big IF), Rafa has already intimated that because of Financial Fair Play rules, we wont be spending huge amounts in January even if the club is sold. I’m more concerned that even with two or three much needed additions in January, the confidence of this group of players will be shot by the time we […]

     
  • Enough Of This Rubbish From “Expert” NUFC Fans On Social Media!

    Enough Of This Rubbish From “Expert” NUFC Fans On Social Media!

    Let’s get one thing crystal clear. Rafa Benitez is one of the best, most experienced football managers in the world. The man has done it all in the game, and is still doing it now. There are not many clubs in the world who wouldn’t throw open their doors and welcome him as their manager. And NUFC fans need to remember that Newcastle United are very, very lucky that he is here. Without Rafa, the club would in all likelihood still be lounging in the […]

     
  • “Portrait Of An Icon” Attracts Support For Sir Bobby Robson Foundation

    “Portrait Of An Icon” Attracts Support For Sir Bobby Robson Foundation

    Footballers are often remembered for more than their on-field abilities and a new book, released in aid of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, celebrates some of most iconic characters that have helped make the game so special. Portrait of an Icon is a study of 58 of the greatest names from football’s recent history and includes a foreword by Jamie Carragher. The first print run sold out in just 15 hours and has attracted support from legends within the game including Rafa Benitez and Marco […]