This Season

  • “A Hollow And Empty Football Club” Alan Shearer’s Verdict On United

    “A Hollow And Empty Football Club” Alan Shearer’s Verdict On United

    Well, United’s game against Man U yesterday came and went. The result was pretty much what most United fans had feared, but the 4-1 scoreline flattered Man U, mainly down to the untypical mistakes of our 3rd choice goalie Freddie Woodman. Our overall performance – in the first half in particular – was probably better than we expected. The midfield worked well as a unit with Almiron tirelessly covering every blade of grass and Longstaff getting back to his best showing why he has to […]

     
  • A Day In The Life Of A Newcastle United Fan/Protester

    A Day In The Life Of A Newcastle United Fan/Protester

    3.00am Alarm goes off I think to myself should I just turn over and have an extra half hour? No, I get up and put the Coffee on as my taxi is booked for 4.20am to take me to St James Park for the bus pick up at 5am. Anyway after a gruelling coach journey of 6hrs 15mins we arrived in London, Parliament Square and met up with others who had travelled down independently. Then at 1.00pm, we unfurled all the flags and banners with […]

     
  • Newcastle United v Aston Villa Preview

    Newcastle United v Aston Villa Preview

    “Callum is four weeks in, so we’re seeing him on the grass and he’s progressing, That goes for Allan and Almiron as well.” Not my words, but the words of Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce trying to give an update on the injuries to his key attacking players. It isn’t clear what Callum is actually “in” and the least said about him (or Allan or Almiron) being “on the grass” the better! If anyone knows what Mr Bruce was actually trying to say – answers […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • “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 […]