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  • Pardew Looks Ahead To Tottenham

    Alan Pardew has been speaking to the Shields Gazette http://www.shieldsgazette.com about the forthcoming game against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday Evening. And he expressed the view that the six-points gained at Blackburn and at home to Aston Villa has set up United for the Spurs game. “It helps me at Spurs that we got three points,” Pardew told the Gazette. “We haven’t drawn or got beaten. We can go there and give it a go. Who knows? “We’ve got ourselves in a good position. We’ll see […]

     
  • Double Dembas Destroy Villa! – United 2 Villa 1

    Double Dembas Destroy Villa! – United 2 Villa 1

    Oooh! My head!! Still – what a day eh? You couldn’t have scripted it better! The sun shone in God’s country whilst the soft southern pooftas watched on the telly, shivering in their one inch of London snow which had caused all sorts of mayhem down there if you believe the so-called “national” media. Pah! There was a buzz in the ground and a feelgood factor you could almost touch…. The first Demba goal, by Demba Ba was a corker too. Guthrie crossed from the […]

     
  • The Boys Are Back In Town!

    Venue: St James’ Park NE1 Date: 5th February 2012 Kick Off: 1.30pm Referee: Mark Halsey I never used to bother much about Aston Villa. They were just one of those “middle of the road” clubs who chug along season after season with reasonable-sized crowds but nothing particular to shout about. I got a bit annoyed at them when they kept trying to pinch James Milner a few years ago, but I suppose the point at which my attitude towards them changed significantly was in May […]

     
  • Smash & Grab United Go 5th!

    Smash & Grab United Go 5th!

    This match saw the welcome return of Captain Coloccini, and also the absence of Yohan Cabaye – a victim of trial by television and the London FA earlier in the day. Chris Samba was missing from the Blackburn Rovers line-up following the club’s failure to release him during the January transfer window – clearly fit but not happy and therefore not risked by Steve Kean. The Referee was Phil “Yellow Card” Dowd. First Half The game kicked off with empty seats all over the ground […]

     
  • Blackburn Preview

    Blackburn Preview

    <strong>Don’t know about you, but I’m getting sick of the sight of Blackburn Rovers! We’ve played them three times already this season and of course they were never off the TV screens during the really vicious fan protests against their manager Steve Kean and owners, the Venkys.</strong> Having said that, after the wierd loss to them earlier in the season in the League Cup, we’ve since beaten them at St James’ Park in Premier League and the FA Cup so it would appear we have […]

     
  • Nobody Is Leaving! Maybe….

    Nobody Is Leaving! Maybe….

    Halfway through Sky’s Epic Programme “Transfer Deadline Day” (TDD) and no news of any United players being the subject of huge bids by anybody. Good. Let’s keep it that way! The Sky programme itself, of course, is hugely entertaining when it’s all about other clubs. Got to hand it to those lads and lasses who sit behind the big Sky desk in relays and try very professionally to get us excited about sensational news like “Saha to Spurs”….yawn!

     
  • Brighton 1 United 0 FA Cup

    Brighton 1 United 0 FA Cup

    Venue: Amex Stadium, Brighton Date: 28th January 2012 Kick Off: 5.15pm Referee:Lee Probert Quite simply, this was a game United should not have lost. Even with the cautious tactics employed by Pardew we were clearly a class above, dominated 75% of the game and had a penalty appeal for a blatant handball turned down. With a bit more adventure and somebody up front who actually had a clue, we could and should have won this comfortably. Instead, we were dumped out of the cup by […]

     
  • Brighton v Newcastle United FA Cup Match Preview

    Brighton v Newcastle United FA Cup Match Preview

    It’s the 4th Round of the FA Cup and we’re still in it! Added to that some notable teams such as Manchester City have already left the competition, and the so-called “big boys” keep getting drawn against each other for a change which can’t be bad. Could this be our year? I would love it, just love it if we went all the way (and beat Tottenham in the final, but that’s just a personal wish…). At least six Premier League sides will go out […]

     
  • Pardew Throws Light On United’s Transfer Policy

    This transfer business can sometimes be similar to a game of chess between the clubs involved, but if it is a game then one thing is for sure, over the last couple of seasons Newcastle United have shown themselves to be one of the better players – with the quiet but efficient aquisition of plyers like Cheick Tiote, Yohan Cabaye and Demba Ba smoothly and with the minimum of fuss. In contrast with the past, United go about their business quietly and sign up some […]