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  • Rafa Benitez: Aren’t West Ham Being A Bit Arrogant Here?

    Rafa Benitez: Aren’t West Ham Being A Bit Arrogant Here?

    Newcastle United entertained West Ham at St James’ Park yesterday in front of the usual 50,000 plus faithful. The Premier League’s bottom club came to town being backed by the London-based “national” media to come away with all three points. The Sky pundits on Jeff Stelling’s “Gillette Soccer Saturday” in particular (why do they hate us?) wrote us off before this match – led by the usual anti-Newcastle garbage that spews constantly from the mouth of Paul Merson. Why is it that West Ham, bottom […]

     
  • Was Rafa Making A Statement With His Team Selection?

    Was Rafa Making A Statement With His Team Selection?

    Newcastle United exited the League Cup last night at the hands of Nottingham Forest at the cathedral on the hill. Forest scored the winning goal in extra time and go through to the next round on the back of a 3-2 victory. United had the biggest attendance of any clubs who played last night by a proverbial mile as just under 28,000 filed into St James’ Park. Not unexpected but little consolation. Reaction to the defeat from United fans on social media has been mixed […]

     
  • Will Rafa Walk?

    Will Rafa Walk?

    The situation at Newcastle United is never straightforward. And that has never been more true than at present. Years and years of underachieving, under-investment and constant high drama. It has become the norm at this basket case of a club. And yet, things could be so different. Let’s look at it this way. One of the biggest club’s in England, with one of the biggest and most passionate fanbases is managed by one of the best managers in the world. So far, so good. So […]

     
  • United Are Back! The Toon On The Telly

    United Are Back! The Toon On The Telly

    Viewing figures of live Premier League matches last season were down by about 14% according to the statistics. And much of this was attributed to a certain massive club being missing – as the folks at Newcastle United went off on our one-season tour of the Championship. But now we’re back! And Sky television seem very pleased to see us back. So pleased that they’ve decided to show five of our first seven games live, beginning with our annual ritual stuffing of Tottenham Hotspur, which […]

     
  • Online Gaming Company Are New United Shirt Sponsors

    Online Gaming Company Are New United Shirt Sponsors

    Online gaming company FUN88 has been announced as the Magpies’ official shirt partner – a three-year partnership with Newcastle United in the Club’s first season back in the Premier League following their Championship title win. FUN88’s logo will be featured across the club’s famous black and white striped shirt in what will be a historic year, as Newcastle United celebrate their 125th Anniversary. The brand will be given access to advertise within St. James’ Park stadium at the Club’s home matches and across online and […]

     
  • Yet Another Shocking Saga For United Fans As Club Raided

    Yet Another Shocking Saga For United Fans As Club Raided

    Those of us who have been around Newcastle United for any length of time know that with this club nothing is ever easy. Nothing is ever straightforward. It has always been thus. So why did we expect anything different this time? The elation and general partying in the city and in NUFC supporters clubs across the world since gaining promotion on Monday night ceased abruptly this morning when news began to filter through that the club had been raided. Officials from HM Revenue & Customs […]

     
  • Hike4Hopey Sets Off From Ipswich

    Hike4Hopey Sets Off From Ipswich

    While the result on the pitch will only have pleased one set of supporters, yesterday’s Sir Bobby Robson Day at Portman Road was something fans of Ipswich Town and Newcastle United could all celebrate. As well as remembering a manager who is closely linked with both clubs, the day raised money for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. Guests of honour on the pitch included Sir Bobby’s family and both teams warmed up wearing Sir Bobby Robson Foundation t-shirts. And fundraising for the charity continues today […]

     
  • Nottingham Forest Referee 2 Newcastle United 1

    Nottingham Forest Referee 2 Newcastle United 1

    I was lost for words last night. Nottingham Forest’s pet referee Stephen Martin had clearly decided to dispense with any pretence of neutrality and had decided to take whatever action was necessary to enure Newcastle United were beaten. A penalty disallowed, a perfectly good goal disallowed, two ridiculous red card dismissals totally unwarranted, took any attempt at balance or pleas of genuine refereeing mistakes way beyond what might be considered excusable. This bloke made Trelford Mills look like a saint. (Younger fans please google). I […]

     
  • Rafa Benitez visits Sir Bobby Robson Cancer Centre

    Rafa Benitez visits Sir Bobby Robson Cancer Centre

    Patients and staff at the Sir Bobby Robson Cancer Trials Research Centre in Newcastle welcomed a very special football visitor this week. Rafa Benitez was invited to the centre, at the Freeman Hospital’s Northern Centre for Cancer Care, by Lady Elsie Robson to find out more about the work of another Newcastle United manager – the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. Sir Bobby launched his charity in 2008 and it has gone on to raise over £10 million to find more effective ways to detect and […]