Author: John Joseph

  • 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 […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • The Magic Of The League Cup

    The Magic Of The League Cup

    Newcastle United host Nottingham Forest tonight in the English Football League Cup, this season being referred to in some quarters as the “Carabao Cup”, but known to most of us as just the “League Cup”. Kick Off is at 19.45 at the Cathedral on the Hill. This is a competition which seems to have been downgraded in the eyes of fans over the years. Older fans will remember that it was something worth winning about 40 years ago, but these days has lost a bit […]

     
  • Tottenham’s Kane Escapes Red Card, Not Clear Why

    Tottenham’s Kane Escapes Red Card, Not Clear Why

    Newcastle United lost to Tottenham Hotspur yesterday at St James’ Park. United matched the visitors quite comfortably in the first half when they still had 11 men. But the game changed due to a sending off that happened – and a sending off that should have happened but didn’t. Jonjo Shelvey was the United culprit. Trying to retrieve the ball to take a free kick, the ball was petulantly pushed away by Deli Alli. In return, Shelvey stood on Ali’s foot as he walked across […]

     
  • Tottenham Hotspur: What A Coincidence!

    Tottenham Hotspur: What A Coincidence!

    Newcastle United return to the English Premier League (EPL) tomorrow when we entertain Tottenham Hotspur at the Cathedral on the Hill – kick off at 13.30. After taking time out for our successful one-season tour of the Championship, including returning with the title of course, we are back where we belong and ready to mix it with the best. And what a co-incidence! United fans will remember that Tottenham were the last team we played in the EPL before going on our much-publicised tour. At […]

     
  • A Third Of Fans Use Streaming To View Live £PL Matches

    A Third Of Fans Use Streaming To View Live £PL Matches

    A survey conducted by the BBC has found that one third of football fans use “unauthorised providers” to view live English Premier League matches. As quite a few fans know by now, Premier League matches are streamed live on the internet and are readily available to be watched once you know how to do it. Sky TV and BT Sport hold the live rights for Premier League football, so technically it is illegal for anyone in the United Kingdom to watch matches other than on […]