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  • United 0 Chelsea 2: Shot-Shy Newcastle Clueless Again

    United 0 Chelsea 2: Shot-Shy Newcastle Clueless Again

    I don’t know if any of you stayed with BT Sport to watch the after match analysis? I usually don’t, even if we win I have no interest. But I did today, as Jake Humphrey is always flying the flag for us as fans. I am paraphrasing, and maybe changing the odd word, but the gist of it was that when you stand inside the ground and watch the rubbish we served up today, you can totally understand why the fans are kicking off like […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • Newcastle United Takeover News: Bellagraph Nova Again?

    Newcastle United Takeover News: Bellagraph Nova Again?

    The BBC are reporting today that they have recently had an exclusive interview with Evangeline Shen, one of the owners of Singapore-based Bellagraph Nova, the company who insist they are serious bidders to take over Newcastle United. This company first came to prominence in August when they were said to have put a bid of £280M to current United owner Mike Ashley. Research into the company at the time led to some doubts as to their operation, and this was not helped when it was […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • Excited About Newcastle United’s New Season? Nope, Me Neither!

    Excited About Newcastle United’s New Season? Nope, Me Neither!

    Can this year get any crazier? Leaving aside the deadly Covid_19 plague that currently has society thoroughly disrupted and our hapless, useless Prime Minister and equally inept government in total disarray, there was the small matter of events at Newcastle United. To describe what happened is getting difficult now, as it sinks in what might have been and the chance we have lost. Or more accurately, the chance which was denied us by a Premier League that couldn’t run a drinks party in a brewery. […]

     
  • NUST: Newcastle Supporters United In A Common Cause

    NUST: Newcastle Supporters United In A Common Cause

    I was privileged to attend the Newcastle United Supporters Trust Zoom meeting yesterday 7th August 2020 which set out to discuss: The Trust’s plans in the campaign for transparency from the Premier League on the Newcastle United takeover process and What the Trust and its members have learned from the process and what it means for the future of Newcastle United The meeting was for Trust members – of which there are now apparently around 14,000. I first joined the Trust in June 2014 and […]

     
  • Fan Reaction: Newcastle United Future Beyond Bleak, It’s Thoroughly Depressing.

    Fan Reaction: Newcastle United Future Beyond Bleak, It’s Thoroughly Depressing.

    So the takeover has been called off. I was a little less shocked than I would have been a month a go, but I was still surprised by this. I fully expected the time taken to have been used to iron out any issues. I don’t know what to make of it all. Amanda Staveley has said the blame lies with other clubs attempting to block the deal, but the statement from the PIF Group was a strange one. To me, it seems like a […]