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  • 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 […]

     
  • Excellent Newcastle United Defence Enough To See Off Chelsea

    Excellent Newcastle United Defence Enough To See Off Chelsea

    Like many other Newcastle United fans, I woke up this morning with a sore head, a croaky voice and a big smile on my face! Beating Chelsea 1-0 at the cathedral on the hill yesterday was an excellent result, ranking alongside our earlier wins against Tottenham and Manchester United, and the draw we earned with Manchester City. The return of Jamaal Lascelles to the centre of defence was huge. The mainstay of Rafa’s back five, he adds a commanding presence as well as the leadership […]

     
  • Steph Houghton Follows In Alan Shearer’s Footsteps

    Steph Houghton Follows In Alan Shearer’s Footsteps

    England legend, Steph Houghton, is being honoured next month for her role in football development, her contribution to charities and for inspiring more girls and women to take up the game. Steph will receive the North East Football Writers’ Association’s Annual Awards Personality of the Year trophy, which is given in association with the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation to recognise someone who uses their position in football to benefit the wider community. The 31-year-old Manchester City captain, described by The Football Association as, “a role […]

     
  • Angry Newcastle United Fans Reaction To Latest Defeat

    Angry Newcastle United Fans Reaction To Latest Defeat

    This article shares some of the reaction we have had on The UTD111 Forum to the latest dismal show against Leicester. This is the edited version – with all the swear words taken out and it’s still not pretty folks, but hard to argue with the strong views expressed. “Another brilliant performance. 11 strangers playing hoof ball, with an absolute idiot in defence who didn’t think 3 gifted goals against Manure was enough over the Christmas period, so thought he would hand out a couple […]

     
  • Does A Sell-Out Crowd Actually Help Newcastle Players?

    Does A Sell-Out Crowd Actually Help Newcastle Players?

    Three defeats on the trot and the inquisitions, and blame-game debates have started to ramp up amongst disgruntled Newcastle United fans. All of the usual grumbles never really went away – a potent mix of the faults of the owner, the manager and the playing staff, to name but three key areas! Most of us have never been particularly content with the owner, who is seen by many as using the club as an advertising clothes horse for his sports clothing business, rather than having […]

     
  • Why Couldn’t We Beat Burnley?

    Why Couldn’t We Beat Burnley?

    As you might gather from the title, I’ve been asking myself that particular question ever since the final whistle blew on yesterday’s disappointing game at Burnley. After all, we were up against a team that had lost three games on the trot, with Tottenham in particular sticking five goals past their defence. And before anybody says “yeah, but they played Totts and Man City in two of those games”, so what? Totts were easy meat at St James’ Park and we drew with City! Clearly, […]