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  • Prediction: Newcastle United Crowds Will Fall Even Further

    Prediction: Newcastle United Crowds Will Fall Even Further

    Following on from John Joseph’s article yesterday I’d like to add some views on the falling crowd situation at St James’ Park. Its the usual cycle: * Ashley stays for the money * A section of our fans believe staying away will help force a sale * A section of our fans don’t believe staying away will change anything The only consistent factors here are Ashley still owning the club and the same fans turning up to watch the same rubbish every week. The appointment […]

     
  • Falling Crowds Prove Losing Rafa At Newcastle United Still Hurts

    Falling Crowds Prove Losing Rafa At Newcastle United Still Hurts

    Newcastle United lost a world class manager when Rafa Benitez left in the summer. That’s a fact we all know. Rafa was a manager with a glittering track record of success, a total professional who in spite of being provided with relatively paltry resources at the club, managed to organise and inspire our team to punch above its weight. And we loved him for it. He was loyal to the club, players and fans throughout his contract and, although totally disillusioned by the owner’s lack […]

     
  • Newcastle United v Watford – Final Thoughts

    Newcastle United v Watford – Final Thoughts

    After the Watford match, we published some Fan reaction/opinions in our article “NUFC Fans Reaction To The Watford Result”. Below, I’ve added some final thoughts from yours truly! I thought we were abysmal in the first half and then much better in the second. First half was just the usual hopeless long balls forward, no pattern of play, no one moving off the ball. Then in the second half we started to get Longstaff on the ball, we started to get the ball out to […]

     
  • Newcastle United Fans’ Reaction To The Watford Result

    Newcastle United Fans’ Reaction To The Watford Result

    Interesting comments so far about the Watford game yesterday on the UTD111 Forum. There seems to be a general feeling amongst fans I’ve listened to that the result was OK, although we did have the chances to win the game. But then so did Watford! One of the major talking points after the game was the low crowd – 44,157 – which apparently is the lowest crowd since 2012 at St James’s Park for a league game. OK, the away section was half empty as […]

     
  • Rafa’s Gone, But His Spirit Lived On Against Spurs

    Rafa’s Gone, But His Spirit Lived On Against Spurs

    United went to the newest football stadium in that London and beat the media darling so-called “top six” Spurs team 1-0 with a classic Rafa Benitez setup, discipline, teamwork and effort. Meanwhile, the new “head coach” was apparently watching cricket. Tyneside celebrated this result, as only we can – and the sun is shining. God is definitely a geordie. Here’s what fans on the UTD111 Forum had to say about this result: Boydie: “Well well well….. Clearly the rant a few of our players had […]

     
  • Time For Steve Bruce To Shut Up

    Time For Steve Bruce To Shut Up

    I didn’t see the match today. I didn’t look out for the comments and pearls of wisdom from our ex-mackem “Head Coach” after he and his team lost 3-1 to newly-promoted Norwich City. Newly-promoted, y’know, a team that were in the Championship last season and should be trying to find their feet in “the big league” as the English Premier League is – at least in England anyway. However, I understand from feedback and reports on social media that we didn’t play well. Apparently, apart […]

     
  • The Great North Run And Fundraising For Sir Bobby Robson Foundation

    The Great North Run And Fundraising For Sir Bobby Robson Foundation

    Later this month, Owen Conlin, from Sydney, Australia, will return to his Geordie roots to take on a very special challenge to raise funds for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. The 51-year-old, originally from Forest Hall, Newcastle, moved abroad in 1995 for work. Now he plans to ‘come home’ to do the Great North Run for the first time, before flying back to Australia to complete the Sydney Marathon just seven days later. On both runs, iconic bridges provide key focus points and, as the […]

     
  • Rafa made Newcastle United feel like a football club again

    Rafa made Newcastle United feel like a football club again

    Rafa Benitez has gone public to respond to Lee Charnley’s programme notes for the Arsenal match. In particular to Charnley’s assertion that our manager went to China for the money. Most United fans will have read all about this spat so we won’t repeat any of it here. Below UTD111 Forum Member GhostfaceKillah shares his thoughts on Rafa’s impact on our club: Rafa wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea and I respect that, not everyone wants the same thing from a manager. Reading his response to […]

     
  • Walk-Ins, Walk-Outs, Marches & Boycotts – What Next?

    Walk-Ins, Walk-Outs, Marches & Boycotts – What Next?

    So the first match of the new season came and went, with Arsenal taking advantage of a mistake by a new lad who had just gone on. Arsenal scored the only goal of the match and disappeared back down to that there London with all three points. The organised boycott also came and went. We predicted in an earlier article that there would be 47,000-ish at the game. It turns out 47,635 turned up. Although rumour has it that season tickets were included in that […]