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  • Walk-Ins, Walk-Outs, Marches & Boycotts – What Next?

    Walk-Ins, Walk-Outs, Marches & Boycotts – What Next?

    So the first match of the new season came and went, with Arsenal taking advantage of a mistake by a new lad who had just gone on. Arsenal scored the only goal of the match and disappeared back down to that there London with all three points. The organised boycott also came and went. We predicted in an earlier article that there would be 47,000-ish at the game. It turns out 47,635 turned up. Although rumour has it that season tickets were included in that […]

     
  • United v Arsenal Preview

    United v Arsenal Preview

    Newcastle United host Arsenal at 2pm this afternoon as the new football season gets underway at St James’ Park. The match is televised on Sky as once again we prove to be one of the clubs Sky acknowledge they have to feature if they want to keep their viewing figures up. Obviously it’s important to get off to a good start as, similar to last season, we have been handed a tough run of early fixtures. The game is equally important for the Gunners, of […]

     
  • This Boycott Then, Will It Be Supported?

    This Boycott Then, Will It Be Supported?

    On 27th July we published an article entitled This Boycott Then, Is It On? Will It Work?” In the article, we explored the issues around the boycott of the Arsenal game on 11th August which has been proposed by United fan groups who largely operate on social media. We asked whether the bulk of toon fans would support it – and to be fair at the time THE MAG had identified there were circa 13,000 season tickets left unsold, so support for the boycott looked […]

     
  • Did Rafa Get It Wrong Against Arsenal?

    Did Rafa Get It Wrong Against Arsenal?

    Poor team selection Poor substitutions Team devoid of ideas… …Fans sing about Ashley Benitez has the easiest ticket in English football. He wins a game, no other manager could do that with this squad of players. He loses a game with a rubbish team setup and a complete inability to make good substitutions (this dates back to his time at Liverpool) and it’s Ashley’s fault. I said it the other week but it stinks at the moment, it smacks of something far greater going on […]

     
  • McClaren Post-Match Interview: Listen Here

    McClaren Post-Match Interview: Listen Here

    It goes without saying that Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren was disappointed with the result against Arsenal today, and some of the other events which went on. McClaren felt that the straight red card for Mitrovic by referee Andre Marriner was harsh. And as I said in our earlier post-match article, I totally agree. Following that doubtful red card in the 16th minute, ten-man United had to put in a backs to the wall for the bulk of the game, in an effort to try […]

     
  • Arsenal Title Contenders? You’re Having A Laugh!

    Arsenal Title Contenders? You’re Having A Laugh!

    A strange game at the cathedral on the Hill today saw Newcastle United lose at home to Arsenal. The game was ruined as a spectacle when under-fire referee Andre Marriner harshly sent off United striker Mitrovic for an alleged stamping offence which should have been a yellow at most. United intend to appeal against the red card. From that point onwards ten-man United had to put in a backs to the wall effort to try to salvage anything from the game. Quick Draw McGraw Marriner […]

     
  • United v Arsenal: What Team Will Steve McClaren Put Out?

    United v Arsenal: What Team Will Steve McClaren Put Out?

    Newcastle United host Arsenal tomorrow in an early kick-off at 12.45pm which will be televised live on BT Sport 1. There has been much debate on The UTD111 Forum about what players will feature in Steve McClaren’s starting 11. It’s difficult to say with any certainty what the team will be as it’s too early for us to really know who McClaren sees as his best team. And maybe he’s still finding that out for himself, too. After all, we’ve only played 3 EPL games. […]