Match Reports

  • Ben Arfa’s Fizz Saves Flat Toon

    Ben Arfa’s Fizz Saves Flat Toon

    Newcastle United went into this game on the back of a home victory over Tottenham, followed by an away defeat at Chelsea which saw them comfortably sitting in mid-table after two games. Aston Villa had sustained two defeats already and were anchored at the bottom of the table. A quick glance at the UTD111 predictions League showed that most United fans had this one down as a home banker – and why not? It was a glorious day for football. The sun shone, the sky […]

     
  • United Get Stamford Bridge Blues

    United Get Stamford Bridge Blues

    Chelsea 2 Newcastle United 0 Newcastle United lost their first away test of the season, going down 2-0 to Chelsea in London. As I said in the match preview this was always going to be a tough game with Chelsea on a high following two wins in succession, and with new boy Eden Hazard already linking up brilliantly with Mata and born-again striker Torres. It’s just a shame that the match turned on a controversial penalty when Torres flung himself to the ground just inside […]

     
  • Match Report – Newcastle United 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1

    Match Report – Newcastle United 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1

    Newcastle United kicked off the new season with a home game against the side who just pipped us to fourth place last season. Whilst United have remained stable over the summer (so far anyway!), Tottenham have been in relative turmoil – sacking Droopy, and his dog, and his dog’s bank account – and replacing them with Andreas Villas-Boas, “AVB” to the London-based media, the failed Chelsea Manager. Astonishingly, Tottenham came into this game with only one senior striker on their books – Jermaine Defoe – […]

     
  • United Thumped By Cardiff Reds

    United Thumped By Cardiff Reds

    A day and a match to forget as United were taken to the cleaners by a team that finished 6th in the Championship last season. What made matters worse was that the 4 goals were all conceded by what is regarded as our first choice defensive line-up. It’s not difficult to pinpoint what went wrong – we let in 4 goals and scored only one. Alan Pardew pointed to the players’ attitude not being right – well excuse me Pards but isn’t that your job? […]

     
  • Hartlepool United 1 Newcastle United 5

    Hartlepool United 1 Newcastle United 5

    Newcastle ran out at Hartlepool in their smart dark red “away” strip fielding a strong side for this pre-season “derby” game. Newcastle started the game with a 4-2-3-1 formation – but with all the subs who came on, I have no idea what formation they finished with – probably 4-4-2! Steve Harper was again preferred in goal, which seemed a bit of a strange decision given that Rob Elliott is expected to be the No2 keeper this season. Danny Simpson got the right back slot […]