Author: John Joseph

  • 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 […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • United Fans Object To Sectarian Chanting

    United Fans Object To Sectarian Chanting

    Sadly, news has reached UTD111 Towers that there was some chanting at last night’s friendly with Hibernian which has no place amongst the finest football fans in the English Premier League. Show Racism The Red Card (SRtRC) have subsequently issued a statement – which we reproduce below and endorse 100% A minority of NUFC fans at last night’s pre-season match against Hibernian FC, were allegedly heard to sing both Pro-Tommy Robinson and sectarian chants. After the match, many NUFC fans took to social media to […]

     
  • Are United Fans Being Messed Around Yet Again?

    Are United Fans Being Messed Around Yet Again?

    It’s been a bit of a miserable summer as far as Newcastle United are concerned. And of course that has had a knock-on affect on us – the long-suffering fans. Rafa gone, Perez gone, Longstaff going (apparently) – and no doubt others will follow out of the door. No investment of any significance, no new players and scrapping around trying to find a manager who is crazy and/or desperate enough to actually contemplate working at a club that has been slowly and deliberately run down […]

     
  • A new play inspired by Sir Bobby Robson’s life and legacy

    A new play inspired by Sir Bobby Robson’s life and legacy

    A new play inspired by Sir Bobby Robson’s life and legacy, and raising money for his cancer charity, has received backing from Alan Shearer ahead of its opening night this July. ‘Bobby Robson Saved My Life’ explores how one person can have a dramatic effect on the life of another without ever knowing it and is the fictional story of three very different individuals. Written by Jarrow playwright, Tom Kelly, the play has captured the imagination of both theatre and football fans alike, who have […]

     
  • Sheik Your Booty

    Sheik Your Booty

    Shake shake shake, shake shake shake, Shake your booty! Shake your booty! Oh, shake shake shake, shake shake shake, Shake your booty! Shake your booty. Yes, I agree – well dodgy lyrics from an old “Kool & The Gang” tune. Apologies to anyone too young to remember the song but basically, you missed nowt! But those lyrics are no more senseless, no more repetitive than a lot of the stuff currently being written about this mystical takeover at Newcastle United. Let’s face it – nobody […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • 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 […]