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  • United Fans Object To Sectarian Chanting

    United Fans Object To Sectarian Chanting

    Sadly, news has reached UTD111 Towers that there was some chanting at last night’s friendly with Hibernian which has no place amongst the finest football fans in the English Premier League. Show Racism The Red Card (SRtRC) have subsequently issued a statement – which we reproduce below and endorse 100% A minority of NUFC fans at last night’s pre-season match against Hibernian FC, were allegedly heard to sing both Pro-Tommy Robinson and sectarian chants. After the match, many NUFC fans took to social media to […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • Bruce Favourite For United Job. This Is A Joke, Surely?

    Bruce Favourite For United Job. This Is A Joke, Surely?

    What’s frightening right now is that it seems Charnley is sat in his office, working through a phone book of managers. They clearly have absolutely NO clue on who they want or the style of football they want that manager to play. All they seem to want is to get someone in place and pray we come 17th next season. I thought the recent suggestion of Ranieri was bad enough, but Steve Bruce? That appointment would be as bad as Joe Kinnear! He would rank […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • A new play inspired by Sir Bobby Robson’s life and legacy

    A new play inspired by Sir Bobby Robson’s life and legacy

    A new play inspired by Sir Bobby Robson’s life and legacy, and raising money for his cancer charity, has received backing from Alan Shearer ahead of its opening night this July. ‘Bobby Robson Saved My Life’ explores how one person can have a dramatic effect on the life of another without ever knowing it and is the fictional story of three very different individuals. Written by Jarrow playwright, Tom Kelly, the play has captured the imagination of both theatre and football fans alike, who have […]

     
  • Sheik Your Booty

    Sheik Your Booty

    Shake shake shake, shake shake shake, Shake your booty! Shake your booty! Oh, shake shake shake, shake shake shake, Shake your booty! Shake your booty. Yes, I agree – well dodgy lyrics from an old “Kool & The Gang” tune. Apologies to anyone too young to remember the song but basically, you missed nowt! But those lyrics are no more senseless, no more repetitive than a lot of the stuff currently being written about this mystical takeover at Newcastle United. Let’s face it – nobody […]

     
  • “11 Minute Walk In” – Was It A Daft Idea?

    “11 Minute Walk In” – Was It A Daft Idea?

    A Newcastle United Fans Group yesterday attempted to stage the latest protest against Mike Ashley’s ownership. The idea was that fans attending the game against West Ham should miss the first 11 minutes of the match and then take their seats late. It’s difficult to see how this protest would ever be successful and as it turned out, it flopped miserably as only a few hundred fans, mainly in the Gallowgate End, took part. Was this attempted protest ill-conceived? Was it a daft idea? Well, […]

     
  • Did Rafa Get It Wrong Against Arsenal?

    Did Rafa Get It Wrong Against Arsenal?

    Poor team selection Poor substitutions Team devoid of ideas… …Fans sing about Ashley Benitez has the easiest ticket in English football. He wins a game, no other manager could do that with this squad of players. He loses a game with a rubbish team setup and a complete inability to make good substitutions (this dates back to his time at Liverpool) and it’s Ashley’s fault. I said it the other week but it stinks at the moment, it smacks of something far greater going on […]

     
  • Forest, Kenedy, Atsu, Ki, Muto, and Gloom!

    Forest, Kenedy, Atsu, Ki, Muto, and Gloom!

    Kenedy is overrated. Save for a couple of games and performances shortly after we acquired him on loan last season, I thought he gave the ball away far too much, is horrendously one footed and didn’t provide anything different to anyone else we had. If we had given Murphy that game time, who was to say he couldn’t have improved to a similar perceived level?! The way the media banged on about him you’d think we had signed Pele. Watching him week in and week […]