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  • 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 […]

     
  • Online Gaming Company Are New United Shirt Sponsors

    Online Gaming Company Are New United Shirt Sponsors

    Online gaming company FUN88 has been announced as the Magpies’ official shirt partner – a three-year partnership with Newcastle United in the Club’s first season back in the Premier League following their Championship title win. FUN88’s logo will be featured across the club’s famous black and white striped shirt in what will be a historic year, as Newcastle United celebrate their 125th Anniversary. The brand will be given access to advertise within St. James’ Park stadium at the Club’s home matches and across online and […]

     
  • Yet Another Shocking Saga For United Fans As Club Raided

    Yet Another Shocking Saga For United Fans As Club Raided

    Those of us who have been around Newcastle United for any length of time know that with this club nothing is ever easy. Nothing is ever straightforward. It has always been thus. So why did we expect anything different this time? The elation and general partying in the city and in NUFC supporters clubs across the world since gaining promotion on Monday night ceased abruptly this morning when news began to filter through that the club had been raided. Officials from HM Revenue & Customs […]

     
  • Hike4Hopey Sets Off From Ipswich

    Hike4Hopey Sets Off From Ipswich

    While the result on the pitch will only have pleased one set of supporters, yesterday’s Sir Bobby Robson Day at Portman Road was something fans of Ipswich Town and Newcastle United could all celebrate. As well as remembering a manager who is closely linked with both clubs, the day raised money for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. Guests of honour on the pitch included Sir Bobby’s family and both teams warmed up wearing Sir Bobby Robson Foundation t-shirts. And fundraising for the charity continues today […]

     
  • Brighton, Huddersfield And Reading Games Over And We’re Still Standing!

    Brighton, Huddersfield And Reading Games Over And We’re Still Standing!

    Fate and the Football League fixture computer threw up a remarkable series of matches for Newcastle United in the last eight days. Our last three games, all away from home, pitched us against the teams who are very much our direct competition for automatic promotion this season. The press and media, bless them, got very excited about this run of games, and speculation was rife that we might lose all three. Indeed, there were certain parts of the media (are you reading this Sky match […]

     
  • Opportunity Knocks For Newcastle United Thanks To The Fixture List

    Opportunity Knocks For Newcastle United Thanks To The Fixture List

    Fate, or more particularly the next two scheduled fixtures, present Newcastle United with an opportunity to increase the vital gap between us and Huddersfield Town, the team in 3rd place in the Championship. Our next two games are both at home, and on paper both look winnable – Aston Villa (Monday 20th February) & Bristol City (Saturday 25th February). Neither of these teams are pulling up any trees this season and are there for the taking. I know, I know – we’ve had some dodgy […]