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  • 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, […]

     
  • “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 […]

     
  • Newcastle United v West Ham United Reaction

    Newcastle United v West Ham United Reaction

    Well, yesterday saw United play West Ham in our first game of the 21/22 season. The return of the crowds to football which somehow is allowed under the Eton Mess’s strange and illogical “road map” meant that United fans could once again fill St James’ Park to watch the Toon. And a crowd of 50,673 duly turned up to witness the unfolding events. As usual, opinions vary amongst our fans about how this season will go and where we will finish up in the EPL […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • Are Newcastle United Safe Yet? No We Are Not!

    Are Newcastle United Safe Yet? No We Are Not!

    Are we safe yet? That’s the question most United fans are concerned about. Have we done enough to stay in the Premier League so that we can spend another dreary, wasted season under the clueless Ashley and Bruce? Well, before the Arsenal result yesterday, I reckon most of us were quite confident. We’d had a mini-run of better results and had hauled ourselves 9 points clear of 3rd bottom Fulham. And this belief was reinforced when, as expected, Fulham lost to Chelsea. That mini-run of […]

     
  • Newcastle United Supporters Trust Announce Major Opportunity For United Fans

    Newcastle United Supporters Trust Announce Major Opportunity For United Fans

    Thursday 8th April 2021 could one day prove to be a major milestone in the history of Newcastle United, and in particular the club’s magnificent but long-suffering fans. It is the day on which the Newcastle United Supporters Trust (NUST) announced a significant initiative – the 1892 Pledge inviting fans to band together to build up over time a fund which would be used to buy a stake in the club should Mike Ashley eventually sell to a new owner. Worth noting that this is […]