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  • Destiny, Fate And A Massive Away Game At QPR

    Destiny, Fate And A Massive Away Game At QPR

    Queens Park Rangers v Newcastle United Venue: Loftus Road Date: Sunday 12th May Kick Off: 3pm Referee: Lee Probert Gloucestershire “Destiny” – the events that will necessarily happen to a particular person or thing in the future; like a football team, for instance, or maybe the hidden power believed to control future events and fate? Is it possible for us to control our own destiny? To influence what happens? Or is it all pre-ordained and we are just here to play out a game where […]

     
  • The Poll: Alan Pardew – The Right Man For The Job?

    The Poll: Alan Pardew – The Right Man For The Job?

    This is your chance to vote in our Poll – Is Alan Pardew the right man for the job? Newcastle United Manager Alan Pardew has been talking to the press about his job, and the fact that he feels it is under threat even if he manages to keep Newcastle United in the Premier League over the next two games. Surprisingly, for a man who feels uncertainty about his future prospects, he also indicated that he feels his boss, Mike Ashley the United owner, is […]

     
  • Forgive Us If We Don’t Join The Fergie-Fest

    Forgive Us If We Don’t Join The Fergie-Fest

    The media lately have been engulfed in an Alex Ferguson love-in of biblical proportions ever since Ol’ Red Nose announced that he is retiring from his job as manager of Manchester United at the end of the season. The gushing coverage is almost on a level of that allocated to the Thatcher funeral and the propaganda exercise in both cases is strikingly similar. A massive attempt to rewrite history and make out that these people were ever at any time – or even now are […]

     
  • Howay The Lads! There’s Light At The End Of The Tunnel

    Howay The Lads! There’s Light At The End Of The Tunnel

    Like a lot of United fans, I can’t wait for this awful, stressful season to be over. Like a lot of United fans however, I also want it to end with us still in the Premier League. We need to somehow make it to the end in one piece and with the whole summer to reflect, reorganise and come back stronger. And like most United fans, I was glued to the tellybox last night fearing the worst as Wigan Athletic played what looked like an […]

     
  • Stoke And Swansea Gain New Fans On Tyneside – Temporarily At Least!

    Stoke And Swansea Gain New Fans On Tyneside – Temporarily At Least!

    At 8pm this evening Stoke City take on Sunderland at the Stadium of Light in a match which can have a crucial bearing on this year’s relegation dogfight. Of course, most Newcastle fans would normally be wanting Stoke to win this match given the rivalry which exists between ourselves and the club in the small fishing village down the coast. But this time it’s much more serious, given the perilous position we find ourselves in with two games left to play this season. Purists will […]

     
  • Rift? What Rift? Pardew Makes His Point At West Ham

    Rift? What Rift? Pardew Makes His Point At West Ham

    The coat of arms of the City Of Newcastle bears the latin legend “Fortiter defendit triumphans” – a motto bestowed upon it by King Charles 1 after we supported him during the English Civil War. The motto translation reads “Triumphing by Brave Defence”. Anyone who witnessed the 6-0 drubbing at the hands of Liverpool last week would not associate the phrase “Brave Defence” with Newcastle United – but that all changed yesterday. Manager Alan Pardew had endured a week of criticism from some quarters, including […]