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  • Rafa made Newcastle United feel like a football club again

    Rafa made Newcastle United feel like a football club again

    Rafa Benitez has gone public to respond to Lee Charnley’s programme notes for the Arsenal match. In particular to Charnley’s assertion that our manager went to China for the money. Most United fans will have read all about this spat so we won’t repeat any of it here. Below UTD111 Forum Member GhostfaceKillah shares his thoughts on Rafa’s impact on our club: Rafa wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea and I respect that, not everyone wants the same thing from a manager. Reading his response to […]

     
  • Walk-Ins, Walk-Outs, Marches & Boycotts – What Next?

    Walk-Ins, Walk-Outs, Marches & Boycotts – What Next?

    So the first match of the new season came and went, with Arsenal taking advantage of a mistake by a new lad who had just gone on. Arsenal scored the only goal of the match and disappeared back down to that there London with all three points. The organised boycott also came and went. We predicted in an earlier article that there would be 47,000-ish at the game. It turns out 47,635 turned up. Although rumour has it that season tickets were included in that […]

     
  • United v Arsenal Preview

    United v Arsenal Preview

    Newcastle United host Arsenal at 2pm this afternoon as the new football season gets underway at St James’ Park. The match is televised on Sky as once again we prove to be one of the clubs Sky acknowledge they have to feature if they want to keep their viewing figures up. Obviously it’s important to get off to a good start as, similar to last season, we have been handed a tough run of early fixtures. The game is equally important for the Gunners, of […]

     
  • This Boycott Then, Will It Be Supported?

    This Boycott Then, Will It Be Supported?

    On 27th July we published an article entitled This Boycott Then, Is It On? Will It Work?” In the article, we explored the issues around the boycott of the Arsenal game on 11th August which has been proposed by United fan groups who largely operate on social media. We asked whether the bulk of toon fans would support it – and to be fair at the time THE MAG had identified there were circa 13,000 season tickets left unsold, so support for the boycott looked […]

     
  • 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 […]