Author: John Joseph

  • Bruce v Rafa Discussions At Newcastle United Are Irrelevant

    Bruce v Rafa Discussions At Newcastle United Are Irrelevant

    I’ve noticed that there has been a marked increase in the last month or so in arguments breaking out amongst Newcastle United fans about the relative merits of Steve Bruce and Rafa Benitez. It originally started with the media constantly reminding us that Bruce has “more points than Benitez had at this stage last season” and doing it week after week ad nauseum. At the time, I put that one down to a media who largely appear to side with the current regime at the […]

     
  • Falling Crowds Prove Losing Rafa At Newcastle United Still Hurts

    Falling Crowds Prove Losing Rafa At Newcastle United Still Hurts

    Newcastle United lost a world class manager when Rafa Benitez left in the summer. That’s a fact we all know. Rafa was a manager with a glittering track record of success, a total professional who in spite of being provided with relatively paltry resources at the club, managed to organise and inspire our team to punch above its weight. And we loved him for it. He was loyal to the club, players and fans throughout his contract and, although totally disillusioned by the owner’s lack […]

     
  • 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 […]