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  • “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, […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • Opportunity Knocks For Newcastle United Thanks To The Fixture List

    Opportunity Knocks For Newcastle United Thanks To The Fixture List

    Fate, or more particularly the next two scheduled fixtures, present Newcastle United with an opportunity to increase the vital gap between us and Huddersfield Town, the team in 3rd place in the Championship. Our next two games are both at home, and on paper both look winnable – Aston Villa (Monday 20th February) & Bristol City (Saturday 25th February). Neither of these teams are pulling up any trees this season and are there for the taking. I know, I know – we’ve had some dodgy […]

     
  • What’s Said On The Pitch Should Stay On The Pitch

    What’s Said On The Pitch Should Stay On The Pitch

    Jonjo Shelvey banned for 5 matches and fined £100,000. Should keep the FA and the rest of the Championship happy now then. A kick in the proverbials for us is what everyone has been wanting. The FA can now afford to pay their “poppy fine” so a win win for all concerned. Also an opportunity for the do gooders amongst our fans to have a go at Shelvey as well. The ones who were visibly gutted when his red card was overturned after slagging him […]

     
  • Is St James’ Park Big Enough?

    Is St James’ Park Big Enough?

    A couple of lads were debating on Twitter last night as to whether the current upturn in attitude and feelgood factor will see Ashley consider extending the capacity at St James’ Park. I know, we are a winning club in the Championship who’ve been on a high for 6 months. But it was actually a good point they made. Personally I don’t see it happening as the return on such an investment takes time and Ashley is all about the quick buck. However, if ever […]

     
  • Trust Rafa – He Knows What He’s Doing!

    Trust Rafa – He Knows What He’s Doing!

    We are currently just under one third of the way through the current Championship Season and Newcastle United sit proudly at the top of the league table, three points clear of our two nearest challengers and with a far superior goal difference. After losing the first two games of the season, things settled down and since then we have won 10 drawn 1 and lost only one of the subsequent 12 games. It’s clear that United have the strongest squad in this division with the […]

     
  • Arsenal, Cheltenham And Achraf Lazaar!

    Arsenal, Cheltenham And Achraf Lazaar!

    There’s never a dull moment at the Cathedral On The Hill these days is there? Newcastle United continue to undergo rapid change under the stewardship of Rafa Benitez. There has been a significant clearout of deadwood from the poor quality squads assembled by previous managers Alan Pardew and Steve McClaren, and an influx of nine new players so far, with another two or three to come. One of those prospective players seems likely to be Achraf Lazaar, a moroccan left-back currently plying his trade with […]

     
  • Sissoko To Arsenal? United Fans Are Distraught

    Sissoko To Arsenal? United Fans Are Distraught

    Newcastle United fans are bracing themselves for some bad news – the impending loss of one of our superstars. French international, and star of the France defeat against Portugal Moussa Sissoko has apparently said that, for some reason, he would rather play for Arsenal down in that there London. This news is obviously heartbreaking to most United fans who appreciate Sissoko’s incredible ability to run around the pitch, both up and down and also across it. And of course, there’s also his uncanny knack of […]