Author GhostfaceKillah

  • Have Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United Finally Lost The Rafa Discipline?

    Have Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United Finally Lost The Rafa Discipline?

    Our previous article on “Bruce v Rafa” by feature writer John Joseph can be viewed HERE Anyone who compares Bruce to Rafa Benitez knows nothing about Newcastle United, I’d argue nothing about football. Win, lose or draw under Benitez, we had a game plan, and once he got a few players in of his own, and had chance to coach the players, we were a team who could compete with anyone on their day. Craig Hope summed it up perfectly the other week on the […]

     
  • Newcastle United Fans – Why Fall For These Takeover (Fakeover) Myths?

    Newcastle United Fans – Why Fall For These Takeover (Fakeover) Myths?

    We give fakeover talks the time of day, when we should just laugh them off. We complain about Ashley, sing about Ashley and jeer Mike Ashley, yet we continue to fund him. We want a new owner, a new manager and a new direction for the club, yet we turn up and fill home and away sections to show unrivalled levels of support. This has been going on for so long now that each and every fan has to own up and face their own […]

     
  • “Clueless On Tyneside” – Reaction To Newcastle United v Wolverhampton Wanderers

    “Clueless On Tyneside” – Reaction To Newcastle United v Wolverhampton Wanderers

    Newcastle United 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 Another inept tactical display where you didn’t know what the team was trying to do, other than get the ball to Allan Saint-Maximin and hope that he can somehow trick his way into the box and get a shot off. I watched the game with my Dad, and I have read half time reports and listened to the manager, but we both thought that the first half was just a case of Wolves not turning up, rather than us […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • 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 […]