Post Tagged with: "Newcastle United"

  • “11 Minute Walk In” – Was It A Daft Idea?

    “11 Minute Walk In” – Was It A Daft Idea?

    A Newcastle United Fans Group yesterday attempted to stage the latest protest against Mike Ashley’s ownership. The idea was that fans attending the game against West Ham should miss the first 11 minutes of the match and then take their seats late. It’s difficult to see how this protest would ever be successful and as it turned out, it flopped miserably as only a few hundred fans, mainly in the Gallowgate End, took part. Was this attempted protest ill-conceived? Was it a daft idea? Well, […]

  • This Media-Fest Nonsense About An NUFC Takeover Has To Stop!

    This Media-Fest Nonsense About An NUFC Takeover Has To Stop!

    Takeover fever about the potential sale of Newcastle United seems to be gripping not only Tyneside but the wider football community. Sadly, it is also spawning the type of silly season amongst the media that is normally reserved for transfer windows. I accept that newspapers, broadcast and TV media need to generate constant interest in their articles and programmes, primarily so they can demonstrate to the advertisers who pay them that their adverts are being seen. But at the moment there seems to be a […]

  • The Madness That Is NUFC – And Why Vince McMahon Would Be Daft

    The Madness That Is NUFC – And Why Vince McMahon Would Be Daft

    Let’s get one thing straight. Just because Mike Ashley has announced that he wants to sell Newcastle United, doesn’t mean the club will be sold. Anyone who’s been a United fan for more than 5 minutes knows that we’ve been here before. Since the first “For Sale” announcement in 2008 we’ve had mixed messages via the press. Sometimes we have been told the owner was still seeking to sell, other times we’ve been told he didn’t want to go until he won some silverware. Does […]

  • Newcastle United Are For Sale: It’s Official!

    Newcastle United Are For Sale: It’s Official!

    Rumours have been doing the rounds over recent weeks of various parties being interested in buying Newcastle United. Things came to a head at the Liverpool game when Amanda Staveley, allegedly managing a $28Bn portfolio, attended the game with rumours rife that she represented wealthy clients who were interested in a potential bid for the club. Today, things took another step forward as the club issued a statement confirming that Mike Ashley was once again making it known that the club is now for sale. […]

  • Tottenham Hotspur: What A Coincidence!

    Tottenham Hotspur: What A Coincidence!

    Newcastle United return to the English Premier League (EPL) tomorrow when we entertain Tottenham Hotspur at the Cathedral on the Hill – kick off at 13.30. After taking time out for our successful one-season tour of the Championship, including returning with the title of course, we are back where we belong and ready to mix it with the best. And what a co-incidence! United fans will remember that Tottenham were the last team we played in the EPL before going on our much-publicised tour. At […]

  • 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 […]

  • Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

    Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

    Welcome back to the UTD111 Blog after our much-deserved summer break! First day back at pre-season training today for our manager and players, so it’s a good time to be firing up the old blog for a new campaign back in the £PL. And, of course, a bit of a tough day for Rafa, who hasn’t been given any new players yet to introduce to his squad or the fans. And, if he hasn’t already done so, he has to interview a number of players […]

  • 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 […]