Match Previews & Reports

  • “Clueless On Tyneside” – Reaction To Newcastle United v Wolverhampton Wanderers

    “Clueless On Tyneside” – Reaction To Newcastle United v Wolverhampton Wanderers

    Newcastle United 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 Another inept tactical display where you didn’t know what the team was trying to do, other than get the ball to Allan Saint-Maximin and hope that he can somehow trick his way into the box and get a shot off. I watched the game with my Dad, and I have read half time reports and listened to the manager, but we both thought that the first half was just a case of Wolves not turning up, rather than us […]

     
  • Prediction: Newcastle United Crowds Will Fall Even Further

    Prediction: Newcastle United Crowds Will Fall Even Further

    Following on from John Joseph’s article yesterday I’d like to add some views on the falling crowd situation at St James’ Park. Its the usual cycle: * Ashley stays for the money * A section of our fans believe staying away will help force a sale * A section of our fans don’t believe staying away will change anything The only consistent factors here are Ashley still owning the club and the same fans turning up to watch the same rubbish every week. The appointment […]

     
  • Newcastle United v Watford – Final Thoughts

    Newcastle United v Watford – Final Thoughts

    After the Watford match, we published some Fan reaction/opinions in our article “NUFC Fans Reaction To The Watford Result”. Below, I’ve added some final thoughts from yours truly! I thought we were abysmal in the first half and then much better in the second. First half was just the usual hopeless long balls forward, no pattern of play, no one moving off the ball. Then in the second half we started to get Longstaff on the ball, we started to get the ball out to […]

     
  • Rafa made Newcastle United feel like a football club again

    Rafa made Newcastle United feel like a football club again

    Rafa Benitez has gone public to respond to Lee Charnley’s programme notes for the Arsenal match. In particular to Charnley’s assertion that our manager went to China for the money. Most United fans will have read all about this spat so we won’t repeat any of it here. Below UTD111 Forum Member GhostfaceKillah shares his thoughts on Rafa’s impact on our club: Rafa wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea and I respect that, not everyone wants the same thing from a manager. Reading his response to […]

     
  • Walk-Ins, Walk-Outs, Marches & Boycotts – What Next?

    Walk-Ins, Walk-Outs, Marches & Boycotts – What Next?

    So the first match of the new season came and went, with Arsenal taking advantage of a mistake by a new lad who had just gone on. Arsenal scored the only goal of the match and disappeared back down to that there London with all three points. The organised boycott also came and went. We predicted in an earlier article that there would be 47,000-ish at the game. It turns out 47,635 turned up. Although rumour has it that season tickets were included in that […]

     
  • United v Arsenal Preview

    United v Arsenal Preview

    Newcastle United host Arsenal at 2pm this afternoon as the new football season gets underway at St James’ Park. The match is televised on Sky as once again we prove to be one of the clubs Sky acknowledge they have to feature if they want to keep their viewing figures up. Obviously it’s important to get off to a good start as, similar to last season, we have been handed a tough run of early fixtures. The game is equally important for the Gunners, of […]

     
  • 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 […]