Match Previews & Reports

  • The Story Begins At Fulham!

    The Story Begins At Fulham!

    Well, it’s the day before our first game back in the Championship. It’s the start of a new chapter in the Newcastle United story. A chapter that will have many ups and downs as the season progresses in what is a very tough league. Somehow, it feels good that this chapter will begin at Craven Cottage – one of the grand old grounds of football. At Fulham, a “proper” club with history. like most Newcastle United fans I haven’t a clue what team Rafa will […]

     
  • Can United Breach The Impressive Southampton Defence?

    Can United Breach The Impressive Southampton Defence?

    Southampton roll into town tomorrow to take on rudderless Newcastle United in a 5.30pm kick off at St James’ Park which is also live on Sky Sports 1. The so-called “experts” who were writing off Southampton as relegation fodder at the beginning of this season have certainly been made to look just a bit foolish as the Saints have made impressive progress despite losing their manager and some key players. Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana and Ricky Lambert were all sold last summer with Ronald Koeman […]

     
  • Can United “Do The Double” Over Chelsea Without Our Ball-Boys?

    Can United “Do The Double” Over Chelsea Without Our Ball-Boys?

    Newcastle United visit London today to take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. United already have one victory over the blues under their belt with a 2-1 win which ended Chelsea’s winning streak. That game will go down in history, of course, as the one in which the media’s favourite portuguese manager, Jose Mourinho, explained after the game that it was actually the United ball-boys who were just too hot for his team to handle. The ball-boys were only beaten once – by Drogba, but were […]

     
  • United Lose At Old Trafford: What A Surprise!

    United Lose At Old Trafford: What A Surprise!

    Goals change games. Unfortunately at Old Trafford Manchester, penalties are rarely awarded against the home side – no matter how blatant and clear-cut they are. Newcastle United have a tricky enough time picking up points at this particular venue due to an owner who won’t invest and a manager who, with little quality in depth at his disposal, tends to take an over-cautious approach. And an early penalty which should have been given to United but wasn’t certainly contributed to the overall result of this […]

     
  • Tottenham: Can United Win A Cup Game At “3 Points Lane”?

    Tottenham: Can United Win A Cup Game At “3 Points Lane”?

    OK, we’ve become accustomed to routine wins at Tottenham Hotspur recently, to the point that many of us now refer to their ground as “Three Points Lane”. However, tomorrow’s game in the quarter finals of the League Cup is a different kettle of fish altogether. There are a number of factors at play. Firstly, we know from what NUFC Directors have announced at the so-called “fans forum” meetings, that for whatever reason cups are not seen as a priority by the Club’s current ownership. Naturally, […]

     
  • Arsenal Think They Have An Injury Crisis? Well So Do United!

    Arsenal Think They Have An Injury Crisis? Well So Do United!

    Ahead of this weekend’s big match, news is coming out of the Arsenal camp that they have a bit of a mini injury and suspension crisis, particularly affecting central defence. Well, I’m really sorry to hear that (NOT!) – but at least it might even things up from a United perspective, as we have one or two problems of our own. Lets have a look at Arsenal first. Monsieur Wenger, the Arsenal manager, has confirmed that he will be without Laurent Koscielny, Nacho Monreal, Mikel […]

     
  • Can United Beat Chelsea This Weekend? Maybe!

    Can United Beat Chelsea This Weekend? Maybe!

    English Premier League leaders Chelsea visit St James’ Park this weekend boasting an unbeaten record so far this season. And bookmakers are offering short odds on them going through the whole season without losing a game to emulate the achievement of Arsenal in 2001/2002. Can United burst the Chelsea bubble? Well, there are one or two pointers which suggest it could just happen. Jose Mourinho, the Chelsea manager, has never won a game at “the Cathedral on the Hill” as Sir Bobby Robson affectionately called […]

     
  • United Fans React to Victory Over Liverpool

    United Fans React to Victory Over Liverpool

    Newcastle United 1 Liverpool 0 Newcastle United fans are clearly happy with the win over Liverpool! It’s nice to see, for a change, that the discussions on both the UTD111 Forum and on social media are mainly about how well we played and who was man of the match. United built upon recent victories over Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City by taking another scalp of one of the clubs who feel they have a chance of winning a top four place this season. In the […]

     
  • Tottenham: Another Routine Win For United At Three Point Lane!

    Tottenham: Another Routine Win For United At Three Point Lane!

    Tottenham Hotspur 1 Newcastle United 2 So that’s 3 results in 3 games for our under fire manager. Surely we can now move on and show what we are allegedly capable of? Surely he is learning the lessons of what this team can or can’t do? Well no, not really. 3 weeks ago we went to Swansea. Pardew set us up with his beloved 4-5-1 and we got totally battered in the first 50 minutes or so. Somehow we managed to cling on, score and […]