Author: John Joseph

  • 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 […]

     
  • Brighton, Huddersfield And Reading Games Over And We’re Still Standing!

    Brighton, Huddersfield And Reading Games Over And We’re Still Standing!

    Fate and the Football League fixture computer threw up a remarkable series of matches for Newcastle United in the last eight days. Our last three games, all away from home, pitched us against the teams who are very much our direct competition for automatic promotion this season. The press and media, bless them, got very excited about this run of games, and speculation was rife that we might lose all three. Indeed, there were certain parts of the media (are you reading this Sky match […]

     
  • Opportunity Knocks For Newcastle United Thanks To The Fixture List

    Opportunity Knocks For Newcastle United Thanks To The Fixture List

    Fate, or more particularly the next two scheduled fixtures, present Newcastle United with an opportunity to increase the vital gap between us and Huddersfield Town, the team in 3rd place in the Championship. Our next two games are both at home, and on paper both look winnable – Aston Villa (Monday 20th February) & Bristol City (Saturday 25th February). Neither of these teams are pulling up any trees this season and are there for the taking. I know, I know – we’ve had some dodgy […]

     
  • Rafa Benitez To West Ham? What A Joke!

    Rafa Benitez To West Ham? What A Joke!

    “we bought your ground for you” “we bought your ground for you!” Some London-based journos have been writing about the plight of poor little West Ham, languishing at the wrong end of the Premier League and apparently about to sack their latest “messiah” Slaven Bilic. The answer of the West Ham heirarchy, who appear to be slightly out of touch with reality, is apparently to seek to replace Bilic with United manager Rafa Benitez. Have to admit this story coming out of London has to […]

     
  • QPR Routed As Five Go Mad In London!

    QPR Routed As Five Go Mad In London!

    With apologies to both Enid Blyton and “The Comic Strip Presents” for the headline! But what a night that was eh? Six goals shared by our own version of the Famous Five, who will now be written into Newcastle United folklore. History will record that Jonjo Shelvey (2), Ayoze Perez, Ciaran Clark, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Grant Hanley scored the goals. However, this was undoubtedly a full team effort with every single player in a black and white shirt putting in a performance that will have […]

     
  • Transfer Windows Can Do Your Head In!

    Transfer Windows Can Do Your Head In!

    Transfer Windows can do your head in! They should carry a Government health warning. Seriously. Well, it’s not so much the transfer windows – it’s the daily crapola – the stories about who might be moving where that are pushed by the printed, online and TV media. I used to reckon half of the stuff was made up. But after years of experience with this garbage, I now reckon most of it is! In some ways you can understand why it happens. People who are […]

     
  • Sissoko’s Dream Club – Number 3!

    Sissoko’s Dream Club – Number 3!

    Moussa Sissoko is basically starting to sound like a big bairn. Sitting in the corner with his pet lip on, thinking he’s now too good to play for Newcastle United and trying to talk some so-called “top club” to come in for him. Personally I’m sick of listening to his whingeing. And I’m also totally fed up with how many so-called “top clubs” are his “dream”. It’s all getting a bit tedious. In June it was Arsenal: “Everyone knows, I often said it when I […]