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  • Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

    Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

    Welcome back to the UTD111 Blog after our much-deserved summer break! First day back at pre-season training today for our manager and players, so it’s a good time to be firing up the old blog for a new campaign back in the £PL. And, of course, a bit of a tough day for Rafa, who hasn’t been given any new players yet to introduce to his squad or the fans. And, if he hasn’t already done so, he has to interview a number of players […]

     
  • Sissoko To Arsenal? United Fans Are Distraught

    Sissoko To Arsenal? United Fans Are Distraught

    Newcastle United fans are bracing themselves for some bad news – the impending loss of one of our superstars. French international, and star of the France defeat against Portugal Moussa Sissoko has apparently said that, for some reason, he would rather play for Arsenal down in that there London. This news is obviously heartbreaking to most United fans who appreciate Sissoko’s incredible ability to run around the pitch, both up and down and also across it. And of course, there’s also his uncanny knack of […]

     
  • The Silence Is Deafening

    The Silence Is Deafening

    I wonder when we will get the next statement or club email from Newcastle United telling us, the long-suffering fans, how great things are? Telling us all is fine and as long as we all stick together through all of this the future will be bright. In the summer we got one telling us all about the bright future under the chosen one, Steve McClaren. About our investment in quality players and about the new footballing board that would oversee everything to make sure the […]

     
  • Let’s Keep The Clean Sheets Going Against Leicester City

    Let’s Keep The Clean Sheets Going Against Leicester City

    Newcastle United entertain high flying Leicester City on Saturday in a 3pm kick off at St James’ Park. Leicester are having a great season and after twelve games they are currently third in the Premier League table having won seven, drawn four and lost only one game so far this season – against Arsenal. They sit proudly just one point behind leaders Manchester City. Claudio Ranieri seems to have quickly transformed the team from battling relegation candidates under Nigel Pearson to a team that has […]

     
  • United v Arsenal: What Team Will Steve McClaren Put Out?

    United v Arsenal: What Team Will Steve McClaren Put Out?

    Newcastle United host Arsenal tomorrow in an early kick-off at 12.45pm which will be televised live on BT Sport 1. There has been much debate on The UTD111 Forum about what players will feature in Steve McClaren’s starting 11. It’s difficult to say with any certainty what the team will be as it’s too early for us to really know who McClaren sees as his best team. And maybe he’s still finding that out for himself, too. After all, we’ve only played 3 EPL games. […]

     
  • Sunderland Fans Stage Second Half Sit-In Protest

    Sunderland Fans Stage Second Half Sit-In Protest

    There were chaotic scenes on Wearside yesterday as thousands of Sunderland fans refused to leave the Stadium of Empty Pink Seats at half time as usual. Instead, they staged an unexpected second half sit-in protest which caused an administrative nightmare for the small, cash-starved football club which then had to leave all of the electric on and pay Crowd Control Stewards overtime. The fans, known throughout football for their fickle support and habit of buggering off at half time – if they actually bother to […]

     
  • Consett Charity Run For Sir Bobby Robson Foundation

    Consett Charity Run For Sir Bobby Robson Foundation

    Paul Smith from Sherburn Hill, Durham, has run every single day since 1st January 2007. His ‘run streak’ is now almost 3,000 days long and on Thursday (19th March) he will celebrate reaching this personal milestone with a very special charity run. Raising funds for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK, Paul will be attempting to run an incredible 30 miles around the centre circle on Consett AFC’s pitch at Belle Vue Stadium. Starting at 10am, Paul […]

     
  • Cisse Wants To Go To Swansea?

    Cisse Wants To Go To Swansea?

    Yesterday’s reports in the media about Cisse wanting to be away doesn’t surprise me as he hasn’t been entirely happy for the last year or so. The club wanting to get rid of him is even more likely. A year and a half to go on his current contract, no mention of an extension yet and the chance to walk away for free if he stays. No way will the club allow that to happen. As for his likely destination, well that just about sums […]

     
  • Arsenal Think They Have An Injury Crisis? Well So Do United!

    Arsenal Think They Have An Injury Crisis? Well So Do United!

    Ahead of this weekend’s big match, news is coming out of the Arsenal camp that they have a bit of a mini injury and suspension crisis, particularly affecting central defence. Well, I’m really sorry to hear that (NOT!) – but at least it might even things up from a United perspective, as we have one or two problems of our own. Lets have a look at Arsenal first. Monsieur Wenger, the Arsenal manager, has confirmed that he will be without Laurent Koscielny, Nacho Monreal, Mikel […]