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  • QPR Routed As Five Go Mad In London!

    QPR Routed As Five Go Mad In London!

    With apologies to both Enid Blyton and “The Comic Strip Presents” for the headline! But what a night that was eh? Six goals shared by our own version of the Famous Five, who will now be written into Newcastle United folklore. History will record that Jonjo Shelvey (2), Ayoze Perez, Ciaran Clark, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Grant Hanley scored the goals. However, this was undoubtedly a full team effort with every single player in a black and white shirt putting in a performance that will have […]

     
  • Another Clean Sheet As Impressive United March On

    Another Clean Sheet As Impressive United March On

    Newcastle United recorded an excellent 2-0 victory at Derby’s Pride Park Stadium, currently known officially as the iPro Stadium for sponsorship purposes, in yesterday’s televised game on Sky Sports. This was United’s fourth Championship win in a row as the wake-up call delivered in the first two games appears to have been heeded. It was also United’s third clean sheet in a row – a statistic which no doubt will please manager Rafa Benitez more than any other. This game demonstrated yet again the rapid […]

     
  • And The “Lucky” Club Is: Tottenham!

    And The “Lucky” Club Is: Tottenham!

    Blimey, that was getting close! Newcastle United fans were beginning to think we would be stuck with Le Sulk, as one by one none of the clubs listed by him as his “dream” – Arsenal, Real Madrid, Manchester United – came forward during the summer transfer window. To be fair, there was no evidence whatsoever that any of his dream teams were in the least bit interested. And who can blame them? The best part of 52,000 geordie fans aren’t wrong. They cite the fact […]

     
  • Arsenal, Cheltenham And Achraf Lazaar!

    Arsenal, Cheltenham And Achraf Lazaar!

    There’s never a dull moment at the Cathedral On The Hill these days is there? Newcastle United continue to undergo rapid change under the stewardship of Rafa Benitez. There has been a significant clearout of deadwood from the poor quality squads assembled by previous managers Alan Pardew and Steve McClaren, and an influx of nine new players so far, with another two or three to come. One of those prospective players seems likely to be Achraf Lazaar, a moroccan left-back currently plying his trade with […]

     
  • Rafa Happy With Three More Important Points At Bristol City

    Rafa Happy With Three More Important Points At Bristol City

    After the disappointment of the defeats against Fulham and Huddersfield, the win against Reading in mid-week went some way to restoring confidence and getting the season belatedly under way. However, whilst the 4-1 scoreline against Reading kicked things off, I reckon a lot of us looked at today’s trip to Bristol City as the real test of whether progress is being made. None of us need reminding how grim United’s performances on the road have been for far too long. And it continued in the […]

     
  • Huddersfield In Town For Gallowgate Flags Day & Season Opener

    Huddersfield In Town For Gallowgate Flags Day & Season Opener

    Forget that practice kick about at Fulham. The season starts now! Newcastle United entertain Huddersfield Town at St James’ Park today for a traditional 3pm kick off in what looks like being a 52,000 sell-out. In addition to United selling out, Huddersfield have also sold their full allocation of 3,200 tickets. The atmosphere will be electric, and will be kicked off and ramped up with 30 minutes of flag waving in the Gallowgate End from 2.30pm courtesy of the Gallowgate Flags fans initiative. The folks […]