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  • 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 […]

     
  • Huddersfield, West Ham, Swansea: Too Early?

    Huddersfield, West Ham, Swansea: Too Early?

    When the fixtures for the Premier League first came out, many pundits were saying that once we got the opening game against Tottenham out of the way, we were facing a series of winnable games against what the media have begun to label “lesser teams” ie clubs that don’t usually feature in the top six or seven. After our highly successful one-season tour of the Championship, this run of fixtures was touted as a relatively gentle re-introduction to the Premier League for United, for which […]

     
  • Tottenham’s Kane Escapes Red Card, Not Clear Why

    Tottenham’s Kane Escapes Red Card, Not Clear Why

    Newcastle United lost to Tottenham Hotspur yesterday at St James’ Park. United matched the visitors quite comfortably in the first half when they still had 11 men. But the game changed due to a sending off that happened – and a sending off that should have happened but didn’t. Jonjo Shelvey was the United culprit. Trying to retrieve the ball to take a free kick, the ball was petulantly pushed away by Deli Alli. In return, Shelvey stood on Ali’s foot as he walked across […]

     
  • Tottenham Hotspur: What A Coincidence!

    Tottenham Hotspur: What A Coincidence!

    Newcastle United return to the English Premier League (EPL) tomorrow when we entertain Tottenham Hotspur at the Cathedral on the Hill – kick off at 13.30. After taking time out for our successful one-season tour of the Championship, including returning with the title of course, we are back where we belong and ready to mix it with the best. And what a co-incidence! United fans will remember that Tottenham were the last team we played in the EPL before going on our much-publicised tour. At […]

     
  • Will Rafa Walk?

    Will Rafa Walk?

    The situation at Newcastle United is never straightforward. And that has never been more true than at present. Years and years of underachieving, under-investment and constant high drama. It has become the norm at this basket case of a club. And yet, things could be so different. Let’s look at it this way. One of the biggest club’s in England, with one of the biggest and most passionate fanbases is managed by one of the best managers in the world. So far, so good. So […]

     
  • Sir Bobby Robson Foundation Funds Newcastle Child Cancer Research Roles

    Sir Bobby Robson Foundation Funds Newcastle Child Cancer Research Roles

    New specialist research roles, funded through the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, are helping find more effective treatments for children’s cancer in the North East. The new positions – two research fellows and two research nurses – will be based at The Wolfson Childhood Cancer Research Centre in Newcastle, where clinical and research teams are advancing their understanding of how to treat childhood cancers and developing treatments that are more effective and less toxic. The creation of the centre, which opened at Newcastle University in September, […]

     
  • United Are Back! The Toon On The Telly

    United Are Back! The Toon On The Telly

    Viewing figures of live Premier League matches last season were down by about 14% according to the statistics. And much of this was attributed to a certain massive club being missing – as the folks at Newcastle United went off on our one-season tour of the Championship. But now we’re back! And Sky television seem very pleased to see us back. So pleased that they’ve decided to show five of our first seven games live, beginning with our annual ritual stuffing of Tottenham Hotspur, which […]

     
  • A Third Of Fans Use Streaming To View Live £PL Matches

    A Third Of Fans Use Streaming To View Live £PL Matches

    A survey conducted by the BBC has found that one third of football fans use “unauthorised providers” to view live English Premier League matches. As quite a few fans know by now, Premier League matches are streamed live on the internet and are readily available to be watched once you know how to do it. Sky TV and BT Sport hold the live rights for Premier League football, so technically it is illegal for anyone in the United Kingdom to watch matches other than on […]

     
  • Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

    Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

    Welcome back to the UTD111 Blog after our much-deserved summer break! First day back at pre-season training today for our manager and players, so it’s a good time to be firing up the old blog for a new campaign back in the £PL. And, of course, a bit of a tough day for Rafa, who hasn’t been given any new players yet to introduce to his squad or the fans. And, if he hasn’t already done so, he has to interview a number of players […]