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  • The Madness That Is NUFC – And Why Vince McMahon Would Be Daft

    The Madness That Is NUFC – And Why Vince McMahon Would Be Daft

    Let’s get one thing straight. Just because Mike Ashley has announced that he wants to sell Newcastle United, doesn’t mean the club will be sold. Anyone who’s been a United fan for more than 5 minutes knows that we’ve been here before. Since the first “For Sale” announcement in 2008 we’ve had mixed messages via the press. Sometimes we have been told the owner was still seeking to sell, other times we’ve been told he didn’t want to go until he won some silverware. Does […]

     
  • Newcastle United Are For Sale: It’s Official!

    Newcastle United Are For Sale: It’s Official!

    Rumours have been doing the rounds over recent weeks of various parties being interested in buying Newcastle United. Things came to a head at the Liverpool game when Amanda Staveley, allegedly managing a $28Bn portfolio, attended the game with rumours rife that she represented wealthy clients who were interested in a potential bid for the club. Today, things took another step forward as the club issued a statement confirming that Mike Ashley was once again making it known that the club is now for sale. […]

     
  • United Fans React To Yesterday’s Draw At Southampton

    United Fans React To Yesterday’s Draw At Southampton

    Newcastle United travelled to Southampton yesterday for our eighth Premier League game since returning from our successful tour of the Championship. Backed by 3,500 away fans making a lot of noise, United put on another professional display being well organised, defending well and showing great mobility on the break. We came away with a 2-2 draw but it could have been even better having led the saints twice before conceding an unfortunate penalty. However, a point on the road is a good result in this […]

     
  • Rafa Not Surprised By The Wins Against West Ham, Swansea And Stoke

    Rafa Not Surprised By The Wins Against West Ham, Swansea And Stoke

    I think it’s fair to say that most Newcastle United fans are walking around with a smile and a skip in our step at the moment having seen our team win three games on the bounce against established, middle of the table Premiership sides West Ham, Swansea and Stoke City. It wasn’t always so. Our one-season exhibition tour of the Championship, which we won, was expected to be followed by a summer of investment in top players to strengthen the squad in preparation for our […]

     
  • Win Against Stoke City Puts United 4th In The Premiership

    Win Against Stoke City Puts United 4th In The Premiership

    Last season, United’s one-off tour of the Championship got off to a poor start when we lost the first two games at Fulham and at home to Huddersfield Town. We went on to win the Championship title. This season, on our glorious return to the Premiership we also lost the first two games! To Spurs and, funnily enough, to Huddersfield again. And no – I don’t think we’ll win the title this time around! However it has been very encouraging that since those first two […]

     
  • Will The Sleeping Giant Newcastle United Ever Awaken Again?

    Will The Sleeping Giant Newcastle United Ever Awaken Again?

    Newcastle United has been hailed as a sleeping giant in not so recent times even though our support and following still defy logic when set against achievements. The Southern media seem to think that as fans we are nothing but deluded glory hunters without any history to proclaim it. We can’t back anything up simply because we’ve produced no trophies since 1969. Yet with Kevin Keegan’s “entertainers” we were inches away from claiming the Premier League title in 1995-96 from Manchester United – a club […]

     
  • Rafa Benitez: Aren’t West Ham Being A Bit Arrogant Here?

    Rafa Benitez: Aren’t West Ham Being A Bit Arrogant Here?

    Newcastle United entertained West Ham at St James’ Park yesterday in front of the usual 50,000 plus faithful. The Premier League’s bottom club came to town being backed by the London-based “national” media to come away with all three points. The Sky pundits on Jeff Stelling’s “Gillette Soccer Saturday” in particular (why do they hate us?) wrote us off before this match – led by the usual anti-Newcastle garbage that spews constantly from the mouth of Paul Merson. Why is it that West Ham, bottom […]

     
  • Was Rafa Making A Statement With His Team Selection?

    Was Rafa Making A Statement With His Team Selection?

    Newcastle United exited the League Cup last night at the hands of Nottingham Forest at the cathedral on the hill. Forest scored the winning goal in extra time and go through to the next round on the back of a 3-2 victory. United had the biggest attendance of any clubs who played last night by a proverbial mile as just under 28,000 filed into St James’ Park. Not unexpected but little consolation. Reaction to the defeat from United fans on social media has been mixed […]

     
  • The Magic Of The League Cup

    The Magic Of The League Cup

    Newcastle United host Nottingham Forest tonight in the English Football League Cup, this season being referred to in some quarters as the “Carabao Cup”, but known to most of us as just the “League Cup”. Kick Off is at 19.45 at the Cathedral on the Hill. This is a competition which seems to have been downgraded in the eyes of fans over the years. Older fans will remember that it was something worth winning about 40 years ago, but these days has lost a bit […]