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  • “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 […]

     
  • This Media-Fest Nonsense About An NUFC Takeover Has To Stop!

    This Media-Fest Nonsense About An NUFC Takeover Has To Stop!

    Takeover fever about the potential sale of Newcastle United seems to be gripping not only Tyneside but the wider football community. Sadly, it is also spawning the type of silly season amongst the media that is normally reserved for transfer windows. I accept that newspapers, broadcast and TV media need to generate constant interest in their articles and programmes, primarily so they can demonstrate to the advertisers who pay them that their adverts are being seen. But at the moment there seems to be a […]

     
  • The Madness That Is NUFC – And Why Vince McMahon Would Be Daft

    The Madness That Is NUFC – And Why Vince McMahon Would Be Daft

    Let’s get one thing straight. Just because Mike Ashley has announced that he wants to sell Newcastle United, doesn’t mean the club will be sold. Anyone who’s been a United fan for more than 5 minutes knows that we’ve been here before. Since the first “For Sale” announcement in 2008 we’ve had mixed messages via the press. Sometimes we have been told the owner was still seeking to sell, other times we’ve been told he didn’t want to go until he won some silverware. Does […]

     
  • Newcastle United Are For Sale: It’s Official!

    Newcastle United Are For Sale: It’s Official!

    Rumours have been doing the rounds over recent weeks of various parties being interested in buying Newcastle United. Things came to a head at the Liverpool game when Amanda Staveley, allegedly managing a $28Bn portfolio, attended the game with rumours rife that she represented wealthy clients who were interested in a potential bid for the club. Today, things took another step forward as the club issued a statement confirming that Mike Ashley was once again making it known that the club is now for sale. […]

     
  • United Fans React To Yesterday’s Draw At Southampton

    United Fans React To Yesterday’s Draw At Southampton

    Newcastle United travelled to Southampton yesterday for our eighth Premier League game since returning from our successful tour of the Championship. Backed by 3,500 away fans making a lot of noise, United put on another professional display being well organised, defending well and showing great mobility on the break. We came away with a 2-2 draw but it could have been even better having led the saints twice before conceding an unfortunate penalty. However, a point on the road is a good result in this […]

     
  • 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 […]