Author: John Joseph

  • 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 […]

     
  • 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 […]