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  • A Point At West Bromwich Albion – Normally A Good Result, But..

    A Point At West Bromwich Albion – Normally A Good Result, But..

    West Bromwich Albion 1 Newcastle United 1 Newcastle United gained a valuable point at the Hawthorns, but still find ourselves embroiled in the relegation dogfight at the foot of the Premier League thanks to wins for Stoke, Sunderland and Chris Hughton’s Norwich City. There is now little doubt that, barring a miracle, Reading and Queens Park Rangers are heading for the trapdoor to the Championship, and the only question remaining is who will be the third team to join them? United are now three points […]

     
  • Looking Back On A Weekend Of Shame

    Looking Back On A Weekend Of Shame

    So the derby came and went. The football came and went. The “Dance Like Your Dad” Mackem messiah strutted his stuff and went. What we’re left with however is a bad taste in the mouth. Not because Newcastle United lost. If you’ve been a United fan for any length of time you’re used to that and, if you’re mature and sensible enough, can take it on the chin and move on. No, it’s the way in which our beautiful city and it’s friendly folk have […]

     
  • “Dance Like Your Dad!” Sunderland Have Actually Won A Derby!

    “Dance Like Your Dad!” Sunderland Have Actually Won A Derby!

    It doesn’t happen very often, but it has to happen every now and then I suppose. In “David and Goliath” clashes, the relative minnows sometimes come out on top – even if it is with the help of the match officials! The correct score in this match should have been Newcastle United 1 Sunderland 2 – when you take into account the fact that United scored a perfectly good goal and Sunderland’s third “goal” was clearly offside. Both of these events were somehow missed by […]

     
  • Newcastle United v Sunderland – A Big Game For The Mackems!

    Newcastle United v Sunderland – A Big Game For The Mackems!

    Newcastle United v Sunderland Date: Sunday 14th April 2013 Kick Off: High Noon Venue: St James’ Park NE1 Author: SirLes9 So, the biggest game of the season has arrived. A game to be treated like the cup final itself. A chance to get one over on your neighbours, to brag about how great the fans were on the day. to really put the boot in on your opponents. Generally, its the be all and end all of the season. Well, if your a Mackem that […]

     
  • So Near…And Yet So Far Away

    So Near…And Yet So Far Away

    So it’s not to be after all. The dream of Europa Cup glory has gone. The end to a long journey which started in front of 4,872 people against Atromitos in Greece but ended with a slightly larger 52,157 creating one of those atmospheres which can only happen at St James’ Park on very special occasions. And this was indeed a very special occasion. Benfica came to town with a team which we knew were impressive going forward but which we suspected were a bit […]

     
  • A Grand Day Out – Singing In The Posh Seats!

    A Grand Day Out – Singing In The Posh Seats!

    Every so often something comes your way that you simply just cannot miss. In a football sense, I am lucky enough to get those moments a couple of times each season when I am invited by a great friend to join her watching our beloved Newcastle United in the Moncur Suite at St James’ Park. It’s a day when I forgo the bus queue, the crush for a pint when even sticking my boobs out fails to get me served and the molten lava half-time […]