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  • NUST: Newcastle Supporters United In A Common Cause

    NUST: Newcastle Supporters United In A Common Cause

    I was privileged to attend the Newcastle United Supporters Trust Zoom meeting yesterday 7th August 2020 which set out to discuss: The Trust’s plans in the campaign for transparency from the Premier League on the Newcastle United takeover process and What the Trust and its members have learned from the process and what it means for the future of Newcastle United The meeting was for Trust members – of which there are now apparently around 14,000. I first joined the Trust in June 2014 and […]

     
  • Newcastle United Takeover:  Reasons To Be Fed Up

    Newcastle United Takeover: Reasons To Be Fed Up

    The Newcastle United takeover was submitted to the Premier League on 9th April – so as I sit here tapping these words into the keyboard, they have had a staggering 95 days to make a decision under their owners and directors test. 95 days to make what should be a simple decision based upon their own limited parameters – are the buyers financially sound and do any of the proposed directors have criminal records etc which would debar them from owning a Premier League club. […]

     
  • Newcastle United Season Ticket Issues!

    Newcastle United Season Ticket Issues!

    This article is written on the assumption that the proposed takeover of Newcastle United goes ahead sometime in the coming weeks. Leaving aside the whole takeover business for a while, lets talk about season tickets for St James’ Park. There are a number of practical issues which will need to be resolved both in the world of football generally, and at Newcastle United in particular. These issues affect both the club and its long-suffering fans. For example, much has been written about whether the 2019/2020 […]

     
  • As Annual Newcastle United Takeover Talk Dies Down (Again) – Had Enough Yet?

    As Annual Newcastle United Takeover Talk Dies Down (Again) – Had Enough Yet?

    As we’ve written many times before on this independent fan-powered website, we tend to yawn when the alleged annual rumour arrives about a potential takeover of Newcastle United by the latest wealthy owners. The timing of such rumours always seems to coincide with the opening of a transfer window. fancy that! Like Wimbledon or The Open you can almost stick a reminder in your new diary each Christmas! A cynic might suggest that the rumours are a ploy, a device to distract attention from the […]

     
  • Newcastle United Smash & Grab Stuns Everton (And Us!)

    Newcastle United Smash & Grab Stuns Everton (And Us!)

    Have to say, I’ve sat down to write this the night after that match at Everton and I’m still having trouble believing what I saw happen! In the many years I’ve been following United, I’ve never seen anything like it. Lets face it, Everton pretty much dominated that game, scored a goal in each half, and could have had a few more but either fluffed the chances or came up against Dubravka. In contrast, United had very few chances and didn’t look likely to score […]

     
  • Steph Houghton Follows In Alan Shearer’s Footsteps

    Steph Houghton Follows In Alan Shearer’s Footsteps

    England legend, Steph Houghton, is being honoured next month for her role in football development, her contribution to charities and for inspiring more girls and women to take up the game. Steph will receive the North East Football Writers’ Association’s Annual Awards Personality of the Year trophy, which is given in association with the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation to recognise someone who uses their position in football to benefit the wider community. The 31-year-old Manchester City captain, described by The Football Association as, “a role […]

     
  • Angry Newcastle United Fans Reaction To Latest Defeat

    Angry Newcastle United Fans Reaction To Latest Defeat

    This article shares some of the reaction we have had on The UTD111 Forum to the latest dismal show against Leicester. This is the edited version – with all the swear words taken out and it’s still not pretty folks, but hard to argue with the strong views expressed. “Another brilliant performance. 11 strangers playing hoof ball, with an absolute idiot in defence who didn’t think 3 gifted goals against Manure was enough over the Christmas period, so thought he would hand out a couple […]