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  • “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 […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • Run A Match In March For Sir Bobby Robson’s Charity

    Run A Match In March For Sir Bobby Robson’s Charity

    Today (18th February) is Sir Bobby Robson’s birthday. He would have been 88 and, as Lady Elsie puts it, “incredibly proud” at everything his cancer charity has gone on to achieve. Thanks to fantastic, ongoing support from its fundraisers, the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation funds a range of cutting-edge cancer treatment and innovative cancer support services that directly benefit patients from across the North East and Cumbria. Now the Foundation has announced a new fundraising activity, Sir Bobby’s Football Run, to help support the work […]