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  • Rafa Not Surprised By The Wins Against West Ham, Swansea And Stoke

    Rafa Not Surprised By The Wins Against West Ham, Swansea And Stoke

    I think it’s fair to say that most Newcastle United fans are walking around with a smile and a skip in our step at the moment having seen our team win three games on the bounce against established, middle of the table Premiership sides West Ham, Swansea and Stoke City. It wasn’t always so. Our one-season exhibition tour of the Championship, which we won, was expected to be followed by a summer of investment in top players to strengthen the squad in preparation for our […]

     
  • Win Against Stoke City Puts United 4th In The Premiership

    Win Against Stoke City Puts United 4th In The Premiership

    Last season, United’s one-off tour of the Championship got off to a poor start when we lost the first two games at Fulham and at home to Huddersfield Town. We went on to win the Championship title. This season, on our glorious return to the Premiership we also lost the first two games! To Spurs and, funnily enough, to Huddersfield again. And no – I don’t think we’ll win the title this time around! However it has been very encouraging that since those first two […]

     
  • Will The Sleeping Giant Newcastle United Ever Awaken Again?

    Will The Sleeping Giant Newcastle United Ever Awaken Again?

    Newcastle United has been hailed as a sleeping giant in not so recent times even though our support and following still defy logic when set against achievements. The Southern media seem to think that as fans we are nothing but deluded glory hunters without any history to proclaim it. We can’t back anything up simply because we’ve produced no trophies since 1969. Yet with Kevin Keegan’s “entertainers” we were inches away from claiming the Premier League title in 1995-96 from Manchester United – a club […]

     
  • Rafa Benitez: Aren’t West Ham Being A Bit Arrogant Here?

    Rafa Benitez: Aren’t West Ham Being A Bit Arrogant Here?

    Newcastle United entertained West Ham at St James’ Park yesterday in front of the usual 50,000 plus faithful. The Premier League’s bottom club came to town being backed by the London-based “national” media to come away with all three points. The Sky pundits on Jeff Stelling’s “Gillette Soccer Saturday” in particular (why do they hate us?) wrote us off before this match – led by the usual anti-Newcastle garbage that spews constantly from the mouth of Paul Merson. Why is it that West Ham, bottom […]

     
  • Was Rafa Making A Statement With His Team Selection?

    Was Rafa Making A Statement With His Team Selection?

    Newcastle United exited the League Cup last night at the hands of Nottingham Forest at the cathedral on the hill. Forest scored the winning goal in extra time and go through to the next round on the back of a 3-2 victory. United had the biggest attendance of any clubs who played last night by a proverbial mile as just under 28,000 filed into St James’ Park. Not unexpected but little consolation. Reaction to the defeat from United fans on social media has been mixed […]

     
  • The Magic Of The League Cup

    The Magic Of The League Cup

    Newcastle United host Nottingham Forest tonight in the English Football League Cup, this season being referred to in some quarters as the “Carabao Cup”, but known to most of us as just the “League Cup”. Kick Off is at 19.45 at the Cathedral on the Hill. This is a competition which seems to have been downgraded in the eyes of fans over the years. Older fans will remember that it was something worth winning about 40 years ago, but these days has lost a bit […]

     
  • Huddersfield, West Ham, Swansea: Too Early?

    Huddersfield, West Ham, Swansea: Too Early?

    When the fixtures for the Premier League first came out, many pundits were saying that once we got the opening game against Tottenham out of the way, we were facing a series of winnable games against what the media have begun to label “lesser teams” ie clubs that don’t usually feature in the top six or seven. After our highly successful one-season tour of the Championship, this run of fixtures was touted as a relatively gentle re-introduction to the Premier League for United, for which […]

     
  • Tottenham’s Kane Escapes Red Card, Not Clear Why

    Tottenham’s Kane Escapes Red Card, Not Clear Why

    Newcastle United lost to Tottenham Hotspur yesterday at St James’ Park. United matched the visitors quite comfortably in the first half when they still had 11 men. But the game changed due to a sending off that happened – and a sending off that should have happened but didn’t. Jonjo Shelvey was the United culprit. Trying to retrieve the ball to take a free kick, the ball was petulantly pushed away by Deli Alli. In return, Shelvey stood on Ali’s foot as he walked across […]

     
  • Tottenham Hotspur: What A Coincidence!

    Tottenham Hotspur: What A Coincidence!

    Newcastle United return to the English Premier League (EPL) tomorrow when we entertain Tottenham Hotspur at the Cathedral on the Hill – kick off at 13.30. After taking time out for our successful one-season tour of the Championship, including returning with the title of course, we are back where we belong and ready to mix it with the best. And what a co-incidence! United fans will remember that Tottenham were the last team we played in the EPL before going on our much-publicised tour. At […]