Match Previews & Reports

  • Newcastle United 1 Manchester United 4 – Fan Rant!

    Newcastle United 1 Manchester United 4 – Fan Rant!

    Newcastle United 1 Manchester United 4 This game was like every single other game under Bruce. No shape, no strategy, no going after the opposition’s main weakness. Just 11 blobs thrown out on the pitch, no doubt with the rhetoric of “let’s get up and at em boys!”. Thank you so much Steve Bruce, for systematically taking apart everything that Rafa Benitez built. We have the best squad of players we have had for years, and we are also playing the worst football we have […]

     
  • The Handball Debate Rages After Newcastle United Draw At Tottenham

    The Handball Debate Rages After Newcastle United Draw At Tottenham

    Tottenham Hotspur 1 Newcastle United 1 Well, an undeserved draw after another very poor display. To be honest, I am less annoyed by VAR itself than I am by the braying mob of dullards who constantly whine about it. I have to say something about the constant whinging of the pundit classes about these penalty awards. First of all I’d like to know which moron ever introduced the idea of ‘intent’ into the laws of a game like football? Greater minds than any that has […]

     
  • Things Are Looking Really Bad Already For Newcastle United

    Things Are Looking Really Bad Already For Newcastle United

    Things are looking really bad for Newcastle United even this early in the season. By any reasonable metric we have improved our squad over last season. We have greater depth and more choice in more positions; the players we have brought in have addressed and strengthened some of the most obvious weaknesses in our squad. Yet the performance against Brighton and that in the Carabau Cup against Blackburn last Tuesday have already demonstrated that the team on the pitch lacks discipline and an understanding of […]

     
  • Fan Reaction: Newcastle United Future Beyond Bleak, It’s Thoroughly Depressing.

    Fan Reaction: Newcastle United Future Beyond Bleak, It’s Thoroughly Depressing.

    So the takeover has been called off. I was a little less shocked than I would have been a month a go, but I was still surprised by this. I fully expected the time taken to have been used to iron out any issues. I don’t know what to make of it all. Amanda Staveley has said the blame lies with other clubs attempting to block the deal, but the statement from the PIF Group was a strange one. To me, it seems like a […]

     
  • Are Newcastle United Fans Really “Fuming”?

    Are Newcastle United Fans Really “Fuming”?

    Are Newcastle United fans fuming? fuming adjective feeling, showing, or expressing great anger. Are you fuming? This is an interesting question as it seems from quite a few headlines about Newcastle United lately that there’s a lot of it about amongst our fans!! Anyone who has been scanning article listings in news platforms such as “Newsnow” in the last month or two will have noticed a marked increase in the headlines which include the words fume or fuming – as in “Newcastle fans fume over…..” […]

     
  • Newcastle United Fans – Why Fall For These Takeover (Fakeover) Myths?

    Newcastle United Fans – Why Fall For These Takeover (Fakeover) Myths?

    We give fakeover talks the time of day, when we should just laugh them off. We complain about Ashley, sing about Ashley and jeer Mike Ashley, yet we continue to fund him. We want a new owner, a new manager and a new direction for the club, yet we turn up and fill home and away sections to show unrivalled levels of support. This has been going on for so long now that each and every fan has to own up and face their own […]

     
  • Excellent Newcastle United Defence Enough To See Off Chelsea

    Excellent Newcastle United Defence Enough To See Off Chelsea

    Like many other Newcastle United fans, I woke up this morning with a sore head, a croaky voice and a big smile on my face! Beating Chelsea 1-0 at the cathedral on the hill yesterday was an excellent result, ranking alongside our earlier wins against Tottenham and Manchester United, and the draw we earned with Manchester City. The return of Jamaal Lascelles to the centre of defence was huge. The mainstay of Rafa’s back five, he adds a commanding presence as well as the leadership […]