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  • Can West Ham Hold On To Andy Carroll?

    Can West Ham Hold On To Andy Carroll?

    As we approach Sunday’s game against West Ham United, there seems to be a lot of media attention focussing on the return of Andy Carroll to his spiritual home. The stories are trying to build it up as something special – conveniently forgetting of course that he’s already been back to Tyneside with his proper club, Liverpool – and he didn’t exactly pull up any trees that day as the United defence handled him comfortably and he was finally substituted. Now don’t get me wrong […]

     
  • Beer, Crisps And Chris Waddle – FC Bruges 2 Newcastle United 2

    Beer, Crisps And Chris Waddle – FC Bruges 2 Newcastle United 2

    Not having the wherewithall or the inclination to travel to Belgium these days, I took advantage of the TV coverage supplied by those nice folks at ESPN to watch this Europa League Group D tie. This has it’s advantages – beer, crisps, feet up in front of the telly, but also disadvantages – like having to listen to Chris Waddle’s strange cockney-mackem accent as co-commentator. An accent which can be both irritating and fascinating at the same time. When did the former sausage factory worker […]

     
  • Europa League Preview – Brugge v Newcastle United

    Europa League Preview – Brugge v Newcastle United

    Our European adventure continues this evening when Newcastle United visit the Jan Breydel Stadium in Bruges Belgium for a 6pm kick off. For those of us not making the trip across the North Sea, those nice folks at ESPN are televising the match live – have to say ESPN have done us proud with their coverage of our european games – thanks folks! FC Bruges Play at the Jan Breydel Stadium (Cap. 29,472). Brugge have a history of European football success, reaching two European finals […]

     
  • United Held By Liverpool Amid Injury Worries

    United Held By Liverpool Amid Injury Worries

    Liverpool 1 Newcastle United 1 Speaking at the post-match press conference, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers described his team’s performance as “outstanding”. If this was an outstanding performance by Liverpool then they do indeed have a long hard winter ahead of them. Whilst Liverpool had more overall possession than United, which might be expected of the home side, they didn’t do a great deal with it as they came up against a well-organised team capable of defending in depth even when forced to make a number […]

     
  • Is A Lack Of Goals Holding Newcastle United Back?

    Is A Lack Of Goals Holding Newcastle United Back?

    A glance at the current English Premier league table shows a particularly interesting statistic if you are a Newcastle United fan. The 9 teams currently above us all have one thing in common – they have all scored more goals than us. Chelsea have scored twice as many, and Manchester United even more than that. Given that United have names in the side such as Ba, Cisse, Cabaye and Ben Arfa who are generally regarded as dangerous going forward and a potent strike force, we […]

     
  • Liverpool v United Preview – Time To Put Things Right!

    Liverpool v United Preview – Time To Put Things Right!

    Anyone who has read this blog regularly since it’s inception will know from my own contributions to it that I am not a big fan of statistics. I’ll go further and say I actually think past statistics are basically just some numbers somebody has put together – and past statistics are totally irrelevant to the present. Statistics are merely a record of what has happened in the past, but on different occasions, involving different people – presented in a certain way. But they don’t actually […]

     
  • Liverpool Ready To Ditch Ex-United Player?

    Liverpool Ready To Ditch Ex-United Player?

    Continuing our Liverpool themed articles as we roll up to the game at Anfield on Sunday, today we focus on our old chum and ex-United player Jose Enrique. As we all know, Enrique left Newcastle United and joined Liverpool because he allegedly wanted to play for a top six club. The irony of course was that United went on to finish in the top 5 last season and Liverpool erm didn’t! Cue merciless chants of “Jose Enrique, we’re in the top 5” from the United […]