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  • Does A Sell-Out Crowd Actually Help Newcastle Players?

    Does A Sell-Out Crowd Actually Help Newcastle Players?

    Three defeats on the trot and the inquisitions, and blame-game debates have started to ramp up amongst disgruntled Newcastle United fans. All of the usual grumbles never really went away – a potent mix of the faults of the owner, the manager and the playing staff, to name but three key areas! Most of us have never been particularly content with the owner, who is seen by many as using the club as an advertising clothes horse for his sports clothing business, rather than having […]

     
  • Reaction: Newcastle United Free Season Tickets

    Reaction: Newcastle United Free Season Tickets

    Yesterday, Newcastle United made around 10,000 “half” extra season tickets available to existing season ticket holders on a first come, first served basis. Cue an online scramble by thousands of fans looking to take advantage of this early christmas present. The tickets were quickly snapped up and enable the new holders to watch every home game remaining this season, from Everton on 28th December for nothing. The decision to offer the free tickets seems to have come following a relatively poor (for United, anyway) crowd […]

     
  • Fan Reaction to Newcastle United 2 Bournemouth 1

    Fan Reaction to Newcastle United 2 Bournemouth 1

    A great result for United yesterday which saw us shoot up the Premier League to the dizzy heights of 11th! Over on the UTD111 Forum, we got some interesting reaction to this result from our regular contributors- here’s some of them below! If you’d like to add your own opinions, feel free to let rip in the comments box below this article. Eeeeen: “A good result – probably our first points this season against opposition who were playing about as well as they are able. […]

     
  • “Clueless On Tyneside” – Reaction To Newcastle United v Wolverhampton Wanderers

    “Clueless On Tyneside” – Reaction To Newcastle United v Wolverhampton Wanderers

    Newcastle United 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 Another inept tactical display where you didn’t know what the team was trying to do, other than get the ball to Allan Saint-Maximin and hope that he can somehow trick his way into the box and get a shot off. I watched the game with my Dad, and I have read half time reports and listened to the manager, but we both thought that the first half was just a case of Wolves not turning up, rather than us […]

     
  • Falling Crowds Prove Losing Rafa At Newcastle United Still Hurts

    Falling Crowds Prove Losing Rafa At Newcastle United Still Hurts

    Newcastle United lost a world class manager when Rafa Benitez left in the summer. That’s a fact we all know. Rafa was a manager with a glittering track record of success, a total professional who in spite of being provided with relatively paltry resources at the club, managed to organise and inspire our team to punch above its weight. And we loved him for it. He was loyal to the club, players and fans throughout his contract and, although totally disillusioned by the owner’s lack […]

     
  • Rafa’s Gone, But His Spirit Lived On Against Spurs

    Rafa’s Gone, But His Spirit Lived On Against Spurs

    United went to the newest football stadium in that London and beat the media darling so-called “top six” Spurs team 1-0 with a classic Rafa Benitez setup, discipline, teamwork and effort. Meanwhile, the new “head coach” was apparently watching cricket. Tyneside celebrated this result, as only we can – and the sun is shining. God is definitely a geordie. Here’s what fans on the UTD111 Forum had to say about this result: Boydie: “Well well well….. Clearly the rant a few of our players had […]

     
  • The Great North Run And Fundraising For Sir Bobby Robson Foundation

    The Great North Run And Fundraising For Sir Bobby Robson Foundation

    Later this month, Owen Conlin, from Sydney, Australia, will return to his Geordie roots to take on a very special challenge to raise funds for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. The 51-year-old, originally from Forest Hall, Newcastle, moved abroad in 1995 for work. Now he plans to ‘come home’ to do the Great North Run for the first time, before flying back to Australia to complete the Sydney Marathon just seven days later. On both runs, iconic bridges provide key focus points and, as the […]

     
  • This Boycott, Then – Is It On? Will It Work?

    This Boycott, Then – Is It On? Will It Work?

    Newcastle United fans are being asked by various fan groups to boycott United’s first home game against Arsenal. This protest is against Mike Ashley’s continued ownership of the club and his apparent unwillingness to invest at a level appropriate for a competitive Premier League outfit. The boycott seems to be largely (exclusively?) organised via social media. So if you use that media, you will probably know about it. If you don’t use social media, maybe you haven’t heard. I was on Twitter this morning and […]

     
  • Are United Fans Being Messed Around Yet Again?

    Are United Fans Being Messed Around Yet Again?

    It’s been a bit of a miserable summer as far as Newcastle United are concerned. And of course that has had a knock-on affect on us – the long-suffering fans. Rafa gone, Perez gone, Longstaff going (apparently) – and no doubt others will follow out of the door. No investment of any significance, no new players and scrapping around trying to find a manager who is crazy and/or desperate enough to actually contemplate working at a club that has been slowly and deliberately run down […]