Match Reports

  • Rafa Benitez: Aren’t West Ham Being A Bit Arrogant Here?

    Rafa Benitez: Aren’t West Ham Being A Bit Arrogant Here?

    Newcastle United entertained West Ham at St James’ Park yesterday in front of the usual 50,000 plus faithful. The Premier League’s bottom club came to town being backed by the London-based “national” media to come away with all three points. The Sky pundits on Jeff Stelling’s “Gillette Soccer Saturday” in particular (why do they hate us?) wrote us off before this match – led by the usual anti-Newcastle garbage that spews constantly from the mouth of Paul Merson. Why is it that West Ham, bottom […]

     
  • Newcastle United 1 Fulham 0 – Signs Of Life At The Toon!

    Newcastle United 1 Fulham 0 – Signs Of Life At The Toon!

    This game was decided by a brilliant Ben Arfa goal with only a few minutes left on the clock. But the real winners were the fans, who saw a much improved Newcastle United put Fulham on the rack in the second half, and with a bit more fortune, the score could have been more. I have to admit, taking up my customary seat in the East Stand, I wasn’t expecting too much. Or to be more accurate, after the results against Manchester City and West […]

     
  • United Win At Morecambe – Just!

    United Win At Morecambe – Just!

    I don’t like these games against so-called “lesser sides”. The premier league giants against the lower league minnows – as the media like to portray it. It never works out that way does it? And it didn’t here either! As usual, Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew took the opportunity to rest some of our “stars” and chuck some kids and reserves in. So Good got his first start in a United team and the likes of Gosling, Dummett, Bigiramana and Vuckic got a run out. […]

     
  • West Ham Reflections

    West Ham Reflections

    As I took my seat in the East Stand at St James’ Park for the first home fixture of the season, everything seemed normal. That of course is if anything can be classed as “normal” these days at “The Cathedral On The Hill”. The same beer, same pies, same friendly match steward that I chat to for a while before each game, comparing views. All the lads and lasses, all with smiling faces, bedecked in their black and white shirts. But as we know, behind […]

     
  • Same Old Rubbish As Krul Saves United From Total Embarrassment

    Same Old Rubbish As Krul Saves United From Total Embarrassment

    So the start of the season finally arrived last night. A time to turn up and support your team after 3 months of waiting. A time to see your new signings in the flesh for the first time. An expectation of a great season ahead. Well, that’s if your a Man City fan. Something in the region of £90 million spent on new players, 2 of them were in the starting 11. A new manager at the helm and they were all anticipating great things. […]

     
  • Manchester City v Newcastle United – “City v United” Match Preview

    Manchester City v Newcastle United – “City v United” Match Preview

    United enter the Etihad Stadium this evening to take on moneybags Manchester City in our opening fixture of the 2013/2014 English Premier League Season. These days, of course, the media describe Manchester City as a “bigger club” than us – whatever that means. All I know is they get smaller crowds than us, and every time they’re on the telly, there are empty seats on view! Anyway, as we know the game is all about money these days and the owners of “Citeh” have it […]

     
  • Cisse Wears Wonga As United Win Again

    Cisse Wears Wonga As United Win Again

    Newcastle United cruised to a 2-0 win at St Mirren last night with a good all-round performance. This was United’s third pre-season win to add to the victories at Motherwell and Blackpool. However, the big news from this game was the sight of Cisse wearing a shirt bearing the Wonga logo, bringing to an end the issue which has been joyfully exploited by the southern media during the summer as another yet opportunity to have a go at Newcastle United. Goals from Papiss Demba Cisse […]

     
  • Pacos De Ferreira 1 Newcastle United 1 – Improved  Performance From United

    Pacos De Ferreira 1 Newcastle United 1 – Improved Performance From United

    Pacos De Ferreira v Newcastle United Venue: Estadio de Mata Real, Portugal Date: Tuesday 23rd July 2013 Referee: Jorge Sousa United completed the final match of their pre-season games in Portugal with a 1-1 draw with Pacos De Ferreira. I was going to call it a pre-season friendly but anyone who saw the first half might agree it didn’t look very friendly for periods of the game. In fact United skipper Fabricio Coloccini, making his first appearance of the season, was sent off along with […]

     
  • Rio Ave 3 Newcastle United 1- Pre-Season Workout Ends In Defeat

    Rio Ave 3 Newcastle United 1- Pre-Season Workout Ends In Defeat

    Rio Ave v Newcastle United Venue: Estadio Dos Arcos, Portugal Kick-Off: 8pm Date: Saturday 20th July 2013 Referee: Pedros Campos Newcastle United played the second game of their pre-season schedule when they took on Rio Ave last night in the Estadio Dos Arcos in Vila Do Conde in the north of Portugal. OK, this was only a pre-season game involving the usual mixture of first teamers, reserves and kids, and we shouldn’t take too much notice of the actual score. That’s what I always tell […]