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  • Newcastle United Season Ticket Issues!

    Newcastle United Season Ticket Issues!

    This article is written on the assumption that the proposed takeover of Newcastle United goes ahead sometime in the coming weeks. Leaving aside the whole takeover business for a while, lets talk about season tickets for St James’ Park. There are a number of practical issues which will need to be resolved both in the world of football generally, and at Newcastle United in particular. These issues affect both the club and its long-suffering fans. For example, much has been written about whether the 2019/2020 […]

     
  • Why Objections To The Newcastle United Takeover Must Fail

    Why Objections To The Newcastle United Takeover Must Fail

    As we know by now, there have been objections to the takeover of Newcastle United which we are told is currently underway and seemingly fairly advanced. The main objection targets the involvement of the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund who, if the deal goes through, are taking an 80% holding, with the Reuben Brothers and Amanda Staveley’s PCP taking 10% each. Amnesty International have pointed out the Saudi government’s awful human rights record, Kashoggi murder, bombing of Yemen (although strangely no-one raises the fact that […]

     
  • Have Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United Finally Lost The Rafa Discipline?

    Have Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United Finally Lost The Rafa Discipline?

    Our previous article on “Bruce v Rafa” by feature writer John Joseph can be viewed HERE Anyone who compares Bruce to Rafa Benitez knows nothing about Newcastle United, I’d argue nothing about football. Win, lose or draw under Benitez, we had a game plan, and once he got a few players in of his own, and had chance to coach the players, we were a team who could compete with anyone on their day. Craig Hope summed it up perfectly the other week on the […]

     
  • Newcastle United Fans – Why Fall For These Takeover (Fakeover) Myths?

    Newcastle United Fans – Why Fall For These Takeover (Fakeover) Myths?

    We give fakeover talks the time of day, when we should just laugh them off. We complain about Ashley, sing about Ashley and jeer Mike Ashley, yet we continue to fund him. We want a new owner, a new manager and a new direction for the club, yet we turn up and fill home and away sections to show unrivalled levels of support. This has been going on for so long now that each and every fan has to own up and face their own […]

     
  • As Annual Newcastle United Takeover Talk Dies Down (Again) – Had Enough Yet?

    As Annual Newcastle United Takeover Talk Dies Down (Again) – Had Enough Yet?

    As we’ve written many times before on this independent fan-powered website, we tend to yawn when the alleged annual rumour arrives about a potential takeover of Newcastle United by the latest wealthy owners. The timing of such rumours always seems to coincide with the opening of a transfer window. fancy that! Like Wimbledon or The Open you can almost stick a reminder in your new diary each Christmas! A cynic might suggest that the rumours are a ploy, a device to distract attention from the […]

     
  • Bruce v Rafa Discussions At Newcastle United Are Irrelevant

    Bruce v Rafa Discussions At Newcastle United Are Irrelevant

    I’ve noticed that there has been a marked increase in the last month or so in arguments breaking out amongst Newcastle United fans about the relative merits of Steve Bruce and Rafa Benitez. It originally started with the media constantly reminding us that Bruce has “more points than Benitez had at this stage last season” and doing it week after week ad nauseum. At the time, I put that one down to a media who largely appear to side with the current regime at the […]

     
  • Newcastle United Smash & Grab Stuns Everton (And Us!)

    Newcastle United Smash & Grab Stuns Everton (And Us!)

    Have to say, I’ve sat down to write this the night after that match at Everton and I’m still having trouble believing what I saw happen! In the many years I’ve been following United, I’ve never seen anything like it. Lets face it, Everton pretty much dominated that game, scored a goal in each half, and could have had a few more but either fluffed the chances or came up against Dubravka. In contrast, United had very few chances and didn’t look likely to score […]