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  • 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 […]

     
  • 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 […]