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  • Tough Test At Tottingham!

    Tough Test At Tottingham!

    Alan Pardew has been talking to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle ahead of tomorrow’s televised game against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. Obviously this has been a week in which the Tottenham Manager Harry Redknapp has been in the news a lot – firstly because of his court case, and secondly due to being linked with the vacant “poisoned chalice” that is the England Manager’s job. It’s important for United not to get sucked into all of that and remain focussed on the game – […]

     
  • Pardew Not In Running For England

    Pardew Not In Running For England

    United manager Alan Pardew has ruled himself out of the running for the England Manager vacancy. He wants to see through the “project” at United and is happy here. That’s good news! Pards told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle: “As an Englishman I am proud to be in the frame but I am not in the running. “I am happy here and want to see it through. “The passion is here and we have a project here.” He added: “Roy (Hodgson) and Sam (Allardyce) are the […]

     
  • United – Ben Arfa Must Work Harder

    Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has once again reiterated his view that Hatem Ben Arfa has to work harder if he wants a place in the United starting eleven. We all know Ben Arfa is capable of moments of brilliance – because we’ve seen them. But football has always had it’s brilliant players, and sadly not all of them have flourished in the difficult environment of the English Premier League. The ones that have been successful are the ones who can add hard work and […]

     
  • Cisse Amazed At United Fans

    New Signing Papisse Demba Cisse has been talking to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle about his fantastic debut against Aston Villa – and was particularly impressed with the United fans! Cisse told the Chronicle: “From the moment I started warming up I felt them behind me. I was thrilled with the crowd. In fact I didn’t feel like I needed to move because the Newcastle fans were warming me up with such a great reception! It’s extraordinary for me to see such an incredible fanbase. I […]

     
  • 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 […]