This Season

  • Brilliant Result – But Are Newcastle United Having Problems Emulating Last Season?

    Brilliant Result – But Are Newcastle United Having Problems Emulating Last Season?

    AC Milan 0 Newcastle United 0 We got a point, and before the game that would have been a great result, after the game and having seen how little threat we provided and how we rode our luck, it’s an amazing result. Like everything so far this season, Villa game aside, I haven’t enjoyed watching us play. I was trying to put my finger on during the match, and maybe it’s because last season there were no expectations, we just rode the crest of a […]

     
  • Newcastle United Performances Are A Worry

    Newcastle United Performances Are A Worry

    Hindsight is great, but you look back at our recent transfer window now and it raises some major questions. 35-40 million on Livramento, reserve right back. 35-40 million on Barnes, reserve left winger, meanwhile we have Almiron on the right wing, who consistently fails to deliver and desperately needed upgrading, and a central defence that is in genuine turmoil if we get one injury. We are not Man City, we can’t drop 80 million on 2 backup players, we are still very much in the […]

     
  • Top Four Toon at Tottenham: Reaction

    Top Four Toon at Tottenham: Reaction

    What a massive 3 points! You look at how Spurs have played this season and before the game. I looked at it and thought a point would be a good result, but deep down I thought we were capable of beating them. And to go and actually do it is massive. Laughable to listen to the media coverage after the game, talking about the injuries to key Spurs players. Not one mention of Allan St-Maximin, Alexander Isak and Jonjo Shelvey (only just back). All 3 […]

     
  • Are Some Newcastle United Fans “Better” Than Others?

    Are Some Newcastle United Fans “Better” Than Others?

    OK, I admit it. I frequent Social Media quite a bit! And what I’m about to discuss below, covers what might be described as a “hot topic” that I’ve seen raised online from time to time. It’s also a subject you might just as easily overhear in a pub. It’s a topic that can be friendly patter between mates but which can quickly escalate into argument and cause quite a bit of upset. But, let’s open it up here and see if we can make […]

     
  • Three Days For Bobby Robson

    Three Days For Bobby Robson

    Every year, a group of friends from Sunniside, Whickham and further afield come together to raise money for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation with a cycling challenge called Three Days for Bobby. This is their 10th fundraising ride, so they decided to make it extra special by cycling between two of Sir Bobby’s former clubs, St James’ Park, home of Newcastle United, and PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Their 200 mile route includes Sir Bobby’s County Durham birthplace, Sacriston, before cycling to the coast to […]

     
  • Why Are Manchester United Judged Differently To Newcastle United?

    Why Are Manchester United Judged Differently To Newcastle United?

    So this debacle at Man Utd, the uproar around a team that looks devoid of direction, a team looking like they haven’t been coached. Ex-professionals like Graham Souness saying that at the very least Ole Solskjær needs to bring in some new coaches as whatever they are doing isn’t working. Jamie Carragher saying Ole isn’t the man for the job. This is a team that would have gone 4th with a win against Liverpool. Meanwhile, there’s Newcastle United – 7 wins in 39 games in […]

     
  • NUFC Takeover: Let The Good Times Roll!

    NUFC Takeover: Let The Good Times Roll!

    Like loads of other United fans, I switched off from the outside world on Thursday and sat all day glued to Sky Sports News waiting for updates on the potential takeover of Newcastle United by Amanda Staveley’s consortium. Also like other fans after four long years of Wor Mandy’s fight to take over and so many past setbacks and let-downs in this particular story I was hoping and praying that this time it would be different. This time it would be good news. This time, […]