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Fri, 21 Nov 2014
Don’t judge Pardew on 10 games, judge him on 176

“Judge me on ten games” pleaded Alan Pardew as media and fans alike called for his silver head. It was only a matter of weeks ago, but it seems like a far away memory now. Indeed, it has only taken half that many games to take Alan Pardew from the mire to the sunlit uplands […] ~ 15:10 NUFC Blog

 

Mon, 03 Nov 2014
How Alan Pardew’s return to route one is saving Newcastle United’s season

You don’t even have to be a Newcastle United fan to notice that Alan Pardew and Newcastle United have done very well in their last four games, all wins with three against top sides Tottenham, Manchester City and Liverpool. Credit where credit is due, Pardew and the team have gone some way at least to […] ~ 08:05 NUFC Blog

 

Wed, 22 Oct 2014
Bashing the Bishop: Newcastle United, Derek Llambias and the Z-list PR guru

Most Newcastle United fans are now familiar with the sight of Newcastle United’s so called PR consultant, Keith Bishop, who seems to have become a permanent figure at the right hand side of Mike Ashley. But who is he? And how did Keith Bishop PR get the job despite being a small celebrity PR company […] ~ 11:00 NUFC Blog

 

Thu, 16 Oct 2014
Is Ashley planning Pozzo style selling club network at Newcastle, Rangers and Oldham?

Is Mike Ashley using Giampaolo Pozzo’s selling club network of Udinese, Granada and Watford as a model for Newcastle United, Rangers and Oldham? To begin at the beginning though, let’s take a brief stroll down memory lane. In the aftermath of Kevin Keegan’s acrimonious departure from Newcastle United in 2008, an under fire Mike Ashley […] ~ 17:55 NUFC Blog

 

Sat, 19 Jul 2014
Newcastle’s new summer 2014 signings

Newcastle have been fairly active in this summer’s transfer window, signing six new players. This is just a brief overview of each of them. Remy Cabella There’s some argument about how much we paid Montpellier for the attacking midfielder. Newcastle claims is was £7m and Montpellier claims it was closer to £11.5m (Transfermarkt has it […] ~ 10:24 NUFC Blog

 

Newcastle’s new summer 2014 signings

Newcastle have been fairly active in this summer’s transfer window, signing six new players so far. This is just a brief overview of each of them. Remy Cabella There’s some argument about how much we paid Montpellier for the attacking midfielder. Newcastle claims it was £7m and Montpellier claims it was closer to £11.5m (Transfermarkt […] ~ 10:24 NUFC Blog

 

Fri, 18 Apr 2014
Newcastle United v Swansea City match preview

Date: Saturday 19 April 2014. Time: 15:00. Venue: St James’ Park. Referee: Chris Foy. UK TV: None. Newcastle host Swansea at St James’ Park this weekend as both teams seek to improve on a bad run of form. Newcastle have looked like a team already on their holidays lately. The rubber alligator is on the […] ~ 12:19 NUFC Blog

 

Newcastle United v Swansea City match preview

Date: Saturday 19 April 2014. Time: 15:00. Venue: St James’ Park. Referee: Chris Foy. UK TV: None. Newcastle host Swansea at St James’ Park this weekend as both teams seek to improve on a bad run of form. Newcastle have looked like a team already on their holidays lately. The rubber alligator is on the […] ~ 12:19 NUFC Blog

 

Tue, 25 Mar 2014
Newcastle United vs Everton match banter!

Date: Tues 25th March 2014. Time: 7:45pm. Venue: St James’ Park. Referee: Lee Mason. UK TV: None. Hello, good evening and welcome to our match banter for this evening’s game aginst Everton. Once again, miscreant manager Alan Pardew will be restrained in his Benton office, leaving assistant John Carver to handle things in the dugout […] ~ 18:44 NUFC Blog

 

Newcastle United vs Everton match banter!

Date: Tues 25th March 2014. Time: 7:45pm. Venue: St James’ Park. Referee: Lee Mason. UK TV: None. Hello, good evening and welcome to our match banter for this evening’s game aginst Everton. Once again, miscreant manager Alan Pardew will be restrained in his Benton office, leaving assistant John Carver to handle things in the dugout […] ~ 18:44 NUFC Blog

 

Fri, 21 Mar 2014
Newcastle United v Crystal Palace match preview

Date: Saturday 22nd March 2014. Time: 15:00. Venue: St James’ Park. Referee: Lee Probert. UK TV: None. Hot on the heels of defeat at Craven Cottage, we face lower table opposition again this week as we host Crystal Palace, which is of course where Alan Pardew played his football between 1987 and 1991. Back in […] ~ 12:58 NUFC Blog

 

Newcastle United v Crystal Palace match preview

Date: Saturday 22nd March 2014. Time: 15:00. Venue: St James’ Park. Referee: Lee Probert. UK TV: None. Hot on the heels of defeat at Craven Cottage, we face lower table opposition again this week as we host Crystal Palace, which is of course where Alan Pardew played his football between 1987 and 1991. Back in […] ~ 12:51 NUFC Blog

 

Sat, 01 Mar 2014
Hull City vs Newcastle United match banter!

Venue: St James’ Park. Date: Sunday 23rd February 2014. Time: 15:00. Referee: UK TV: Hello, good afternoon and welcome to this afternoon’s ‘match banter’ feature as Newcastle United go to Hull (and back). Recent form. Though Steve Bruce’s Hull are a couple of places beneath Newcastle in the Premier League, as you can see below, […] ~ 14:13 NUFC Blog

 

Sat, 22 Feb 2014
Newcastle United v Aston Villa match preview

Date: Sunday 23rd February 2014. Time: 13:30. Venue: St James’ Park. Referee: Martin Atkinson. UK TV: Sky Sports 1. It’s a mid-table battle at St James’ Park on Sunday as Newcastle play Aston Villa and I reckon both teams will think they can win it too. Villa will fancy their chances against us given our […] ~ 16:24 NUFC Blog

 

Newcastle United v Aston Villa match preview

Date: Sunday 23rd February 2014. Time: 13:30. Venue: St James’ Park. Referee: Martin Atkinson. UK TV: Sky Sports 1. It’s a mid-table battle at St James’ Park on Sunday as Newcastle play Aston Villa and I reckon both teams will think they can win it too. Villa will fancy their chances against us given our […] ~ 16:24 NUFC Blog

 

Wed, 12 Feb 2014
Newcastle United vs Tottenham Hotspur match banter!

Hello, good evening and welcome to a rahter impromptu ‘match banter’ post for this evening’s game, which sees the Magpies at home against Tottenham Hotspur. I say “impromptu” because I thought I had already written the last blog on here for some time at least, and that the server this blog is hosted on would […] ~ 18:48 NUFC Blog

 

Newcastle United vs Tottenham Hotspur match banter!

Hello, good evening and welcome to a rather impromptu ‘match banter’ post for this evening’s game, which sees the Magpies at home against Tottenham Hotspur. I say “impromptu” because I thought I had already written the last blog on here for some time at least, and that the server this blog is hosted on would […] ~ 18:48 NUFC Blog

 

Tue, 28 Jan 2014
Norwich City vs Newcastle United match banter!

Venue: Carrow Road, Norwich. Date: Tues 28th Dec, 2013. Kick off: 7.45pm. Referee: UK TV: None. Hello, good evening and welcome to my last match banter! Please forgive me if it doesn’t follow the usual script but this piece is just a way of saying thankyou and farewell to everyone who has read and contributed […] ~ 19:06 NUFC Blog

 

Norwich City vs Newcastle United match banter!

Venue: Carrow Road, Norwich. Date: Tues 28th Dec, 2013. Kick off: 7.45pm. Referee: UK TV: None. Hello, good evening and welcome to my last match banter! Please forgive me if it doesn’t follow the usual script but this piece is really just a way of saying thankyou and farewell to everyone who has read and […] ~ 19:06 NUFC Blog

 

Sun, 15 Dec 2013
Newcastle United vs Southampton full match video, highlights and interviews

Newcastle United v Southampton full match video. ‘Match of the Day’ Highlights. Alternative highlights. Post match interviews. Alan Pardew though it was a good Premier League ding dong between two good teams but rued missed chances from Remy. Still no English from Pochettino. Score and goalscorers. Newcastle United 1 (Gouffran 28), Southampton 1 (Rodriguez 66). […] ~ 11:29 NUFC Blog

 

Sat, 14 Dec 2013
Newcastle United vs Southampton match highlights and interviews

Highlights of this afternoon’s game between Newcastle United and Southampton. Better ones, along with post match intervews will follow soon! Post match interviews. To follow soon… Score and goalscorers. Newcastle United 1 (Gouffran 28), Southampton 1 (Rodriguez 66). Teams and other match facts. Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul (G); Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini […] ~ 17:36 NUFC Blog

 

Newcastle United vs Southampton match preview and banter!

Hello, good afternoon and welcome to my latest ‘match banter’ feature for this afternoon’s game against Southampton. This could be the last one for a while, if at all. I thought I’d do one last set of matchday blogs though to let all you regular readers know that I won’t be doing any more for […] ~ 14:00 NUFC Blog

 

Newcastle United vs Southampton match preview and banter!

Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle. Date: Sat 14th Dec, 2013. Kick off: 3.00pm. Referee: Mike Jones. UK TV: None. Hello, good afternoon and welcome to my latest ‘match banter’ feature for this afternoon’s game against Southampton. This could be the last one for a while, if at all. I thought I’d do one last set […] ~ 14:00 NUFC Blog

 

Fri, 13 Dec 2013
Mr.Average: Alan Pardew’s three year report card

The 9th December marked the third anniversary of Alan Pardew’s appointment as Newcastle United manager, with the 11th being the third anniversary of his first game in charge, a 3-1 victory over Kenny Dalglish’s Liverpool. So, bearing that in mind, I thought I would look at Pardew’s 113 Premier League games, crunch some numbers and […] ~ 15:41 NUFC Blog

 

Mr.Average: What is Alan Pardew’s average season performance?

The 9th December marked the third anniversary of Alan Pardew’s appointment as Newcastle United manager, with the 11th being the third anniversary of his first game in charge, a 3-1 victory over Kenny Dalglish’s Liverpool. So, bearing that in mind, I thought I would look at Pardew’s 113 Premier League games, crunch some numbers and […] ~ 15:41 NUFC Blog

 

Sat, 07 Dec 2013
Manchester United vs Newcastle United full match video, highlights and interviews

Manchester United v Newcastle United full match video – Click “X” at the top to close Ad. Sorry about this but it’s the only one around at the time of writing and it’s very good quality too. Highlights. Alternative highlights. Post match interviews. Alan Pardew’s over the moon, but thinks that poor David Moyes and […] ~ 22:05 NUFC Blog

 

Manchester United vs Newcastle United match highlights and interviews

Highlights from the game between Swansea City and Newcastle United at the Liberty Stadium. Post match interviews. Tp follow soon… Michael Laudrup post match interview. Score and goalscorers. Manchester United 0, Newcastle United 1 (Cabaye 61). Teams and other match facts. Manchester United (4-4-2): David De Gea (G); Rafael (Antonio Valencia 76), Jonny Evans, Nemanja […] ~ 14:46 NUFC Blog

 

Manchester United vs Newcastle United preview and match banter!

Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester. Date: Sat 7th Dec, 2013. Kick off: 12.45pm. Referee: Andre Marriner. UK TV: BT Sport. Well both teams go into this one still reeling from defeats in midweek. For the Magpies, Alan Pardew’s four game winning streak was brought to a shuddering halt after a tactical masterclass in adversity from Swansea’s […] ~ 11:36 NUFC Blog

 

Manchester United vs Newcastle United preview and match banter!

Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester. Date: Sat 7th Dec, 2013. Kick off: 12.45pm. Referee: Andre Marriner. UK TV: BT Sport. Well both teams go into this one still reeling from defeats in midweek. For the Magpies, Alan Pardew’s four game winning streak was brought to a shuddering halt after a tactical masterclass in adversity from Swansea’s […] ~ 11:36 NUFC Blog

 

Thu, 05 Dec 2013
Swansea City vs Newcastle United full match video, highlights and interviews

Swansea City vs Newcastle United full match video – First half. Second half. Highlights. Highlights of wednesday evening’s game between Swansea City and Newcastle United at the Liberty Stadium. Newcastle United v West Bromwich Albion full match video. Post match interviews. A sick as a parrot Alan Pardew bemoans referee decisions in his post match […] ~ 01:46 NUFC Blog

 

Wed, 04 Dec 2013
Swansea City vs Newcastle United match highlights and interviews

Highlights of wednesday evening’s game between Swansea City and Newcastle United at the Liberty Stadium. Newcastle United v West Bromwich Albion full match video. Post match interviews. To follow… Score and goalscorers. Swansea City 3 (Dyer 45+1, Debuchy og 67, Shelvey 82), Newcastle United 0 . Teams and other match facts. Swansea City (4-2-3-1): Michel […] ~ 22:39 NUFC Blog

 

Swansea City vs Newcastle United match banter!

Venue: Liberty Stadium, Swansea. Date: Wed 4th Dec, 2013. Kick off: 7.45pm. Referee: Howard Webb. UK TV: BT Sport. Hello, good evening and welcome to our latest ‘match banter’ feature for this evening’s game against Swansea City at their place. Poor old Swansea haven’t had much luck recently. Amongst other things they have been the […] ~ 18:51 NUFC Blog

 

Sun, 01 Dec 2013
Newcastle United vs West Brom full match video, extended highlights and interviews

Newcastle United v West Bromwich Albion full match video – First half. Match highlights. ‘Match of the Day’ highlights of Saturday’s game. Post match interviews. Alan Pardew’s BBC post match interview. Alan Pardew’s Sky Sports post match interview. Steve Clarke. Score and goalscorers. Newcastle United 2 (Gouffran 36, Sissoko 57), West Bromwich Albion 1 (Brunt […] ~ 09:38 NUFC Blog

 

Sat, 30 Nov 2013
Newcastle United v West Bromwich Albion match highlights and interviews

Highlights of this afternoon’s game between Newcastle United and West Bromwich Albion at St James’ Park. Post match interviews. To follow… Score and goalscorers. Newcastle United 2 (Gouffran 36, Sissoko 57), West Bromwich Albion 1 (Brunt 53). Teams and other match facts. Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul (G); Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), […] ~ 19:33 NUFC Blog

 

Newcastle United v West Bromwich Albion mega preview and match banter!

Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle. Date: Sat 30th Nov, 2013. Kick off: 5.30pm. Referee: Phil Dowd. UK TV: Sky Sports 1. Could we be celebrating four wins in a row this evening? If the Magpies do manage to wrestle a juicy three point worm from the Throstles at tea time, it would be the first […] ~ 15:40 NUFC Blog

 

Tue, 26 Nov 2013
This ridiculous Cisse farce has been going on for too long now

In case you missed it, Papiss Cisse had yet another perfectly good goal ruled out as offside against Norwich on Saturday, yet another linesman seemingly judging Cisse on his reputation, rather than what he could actually see. Luckily for Newcastle United, they still won 2-1 and got the three points so all was well that […] ~ 19:18 NUFC Blog

 

Sun, 24 Nov 2013
Newcastle United vs Norwich City full match video, highlights and interviews

Newcastle United vs Norwich City full match video Highlights from Saturday’s game between Newcastle United and Norwich City at St James’ Park. Alternative highlights. Post match interviews. Alan Pardew Sky post match interview. Alan Pardew BBC post match interview. Chris Hughton post match interview. Score and goalscorers. Newcastle united 2 (Remy 2, Gouffran 38), Norwich […] ~ 00:37 NUFC Blog

 

Sat, 23 Nov 2013
Newcastle United vs Norwich City match highlights and post match interviews

Highlights from this afternoon’s game between Newcastle United and Norwich City at St James’ Park. Better highlights and post match interviews will follow ASAP! Post match interviews. To follow… Score and goalscorers. Newcastle united 2 (Remy 2, Gouffran 38), Norwich City 1 (Fer 80). Teams and other match facts. Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul (G); […] ~ 17:39 NUFC Blog

 

Newcastle United vs Norwich City match banter!

Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle. Date: Sat 23rd Nov, 2013. Kick off: 3.00pm. Referee: Mike Dean. UK TV: None. Hello, good afternoon and welcome to our ‘match banter’ feature for this afternoon’s game against Chris Hughton’s Norwich City at St James’ Park. As usual, I will keep this one fairly short and sweet, as I […] ~ 13:43 NUFC Blog

 

Newcastle United vs Norwich City mega match preview

Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle. Date: Sat 23rd Nov, 2013. Kick off: 3.00pm. Referee: Mike Dean. UK TV: None. Chris Hughton’s Norwich City seem to be a team in transition at the moment. Despite bringing in quite a few new players in the last transfer window and very creditable 11th and 12th placed finishes in […] ~ 08:00 NUFC Blog

 

Thu, 21 Nov 2013
What was Newcastle United’s £498,000 payment to Sports Direct for?

Firstly, I should declare that this piece was originally inspired by another, one of several on Newcastle United’s finances by a brace of accountants who also happen to be Toon fans in the latest issue of fanzine, ‘True Faith.’ It’s a very good read. Of course, it has been known for quite some time that […] ~ 14:00 NUFC Blog

 

Tue, 19 Nov 2013
France vs Ukraine quality live stream

Hello Toon fans! With so many France internationals in the Newcastle United team nowadays, I just thought I’d post this live stream for this evening’s crucial World Cup Qualifier between France and the Ukraine so you can see how the likes of Cabaye, Remy and Sissoko get on. Alas, there will be no Ben Arfa […] ~ 19:16 NUFC Blog

 

Sun, 17 Nov 2013
Have ‘Time4Change’ lost their chance to seize the day?

My latest piece on metro.co.uk was published earlier today. Entitled ‘Have two Newcastle United victories cost ‘Time4Change’ their momentum?,’ as you might have guessed from the title, it takes a look at the Newcastle United ‘Time4Change’ movement. In the piece I ask if they are now in danger of losing their momentum after their first […] ~ 15:02 NUFC Blog

 

Tue, 12 Nov 2013
Newcastle United with and without Williamson

Despite the heroics of Tim Krul on Saturday, as well as those of other more ‘glamorous’ Newcastle United players such as Loic Remy, Yohan Cabaye etc throughout the season, if we look at the results both before and after he came into the team, it could be argued that Newcastle United’s most important player this […] ~ 20:28 NUFC Blog

 

Mon, 11 Nov 2013
Krul’s record-breaking performance against Tottenham [video]

My latest piece on metro.co.uk was published earlier today. Called ‘Tim Krul – the best performance by any goalkeeper this season?,’ it is my usual look back over the week-end’s game on my other Newcastle United blog. As the title suggests, it is mostly about Tim Krul’s performance in goal on Sunday, which pretty much […] ~ 19:33 NUFC Blog

 

Sun, 10 Nov 2013
Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United full match video, highlights and interviews

Tottenham vs Newcastle United full match video – First half. Second half. Highlights. Highlights from this afternoon’s game between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at White Hart Lane. Alternative highlights. Post match interviews. To follow. Score and goal scorers. Tottenham Hotspur 0, Newcastle United 1 (Remy 12). Teams and other match facts. Tottenham Hotspur (4-2-3-1): […] ~ 18:49 NUFC Blog

 

Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United match highlights and post match interviews

Post match interviews. To follow. Score and goal scorers. Tottenham Hotspur (), Newcastle United (). Teams and other match facts. Tottenham Hotspur (4-2-3-1): Brad Friedel (G); Kyle Walker, Michael Dawson (c), Vlad Chiriches, Jan Vertonghen; Paulinho, Mousa Dembele; Andros Townsend, Christian Eriksen, Gylfi Sigurdsson; Roberto Soldado. Subs: Heurelho Gomes (G), Younes Kaboul, Sandro, Lewis Holtby, […] ~ 14:09 NUFC Blog

 

Tottenham vs Newcastle United match banter!

Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle. Date: Sun 9th Nov, 2013. Kick off: 12.00 noon. Referee: Chris Foy. UK TV: Sky Sports 1. Welcome to our regular ‘match banter’ feature for todays early kick-off against Tottenham. To be honest, I’m running a bit late for this one so I won’t beat about the bush. There isn’t […] ~ 10:58 NUFC Blog

 

Sat, 09 Nov 2013
Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United mega match preview

Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle. Date: Sat 9th Nov, 2013. Kick off: 12.00 noon. Referee: Chris Foy. UK TV: Sky Sports 1. Well this one will certainly test the commitment of our away fans. A 12.00 noon kick off down in the big smoke should see a couple of thousand Geordies or so waking up […] ~ 08:00 NUFC Blog

 

Wed, 06 Nov 2013
Sports Direct get free advertising, but what Dunlop, Firetrap, Cruise etc?

My latest story on metro.co.uk is now up! As is usual with the Metro, it now has a veritable cornucopia of titles chosen my their crack team of headline writers, sub-eds or whatever. However, my original title for it was the same as this piece, ie “Sports Direct get free advertising, but what Dunlop, Firetrap, […] ~ 19:34 NUFC Blog

 

Mon, 04 Nov 2013
Did the Kinnear scouting Shane Ferguson story start with a Sunderland fan?

My latest story on metro.co.uk is now up! Entitled “Is Kinnear scouting Ferguson a Sunderland spoof?” or alternatively “Did the Joe Kinnear scouting Shane Ferguson story come from a mischievous Sunderland fan?” (they seem to think that two titles are better than one over there), it originally had the same title as this piece but […] ~ 19:10 NUFC Blog

 

Sun, 03 Nov 2013
Newcastle United vs Chelsea: A great day slightly tarnished

Dear readers, this is just another quick note to let you know that my latest piece for metro.co.uk was published this morning. Entitled, well actually it originally had the same title as this piece when I wrote it, but the Metro in their infinite wisdom have decided to retitle it “How Alan Pardew tarnished Newcastle […] ~ 17:00 NUFC Blog

 

Sat, 02 Nov 2013
Newcastle United vs Chelsea full match video, highlights and interviews

Full match video – First half. Second half. Match highlights. Highlights from this afternoon’s game between Newcastle United and Chelsea at St James’ Park. Better highlights will follow soon! Post match interviews. Alan Pardew. Jose Mourinho. Score and goal scorers. Newcastle United 2 (Gouffran 68, Remy 89), Chelsea 0. Teams and other match facts. Newcastle […] ~ 21:39 NUFC Blog

 

Newcastle United vs Chelsea match highlights and interviews

Highlights from this afternoon’s game between Newcastle United and Chelsea at St James’ Park. Post match interviews. To follow… Score and goal scorers. Newcastle United 2 (Gouffran 68, Remy 89), Chelsea 0. Teams and other match facts. Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul (G); Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Davide Santon; Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tiote […] ~ 14:58 NUFC Blog

 

Newcastle United vs Chelsea match banter!

Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle. Date: Sat 2nd Oct, 2013. Kick off: 12.45pm. Referee: Lee Mason. UK TV: BT Sport. Of course, the Chelsea Pensioners will be huge favourites for this one, just as the Manchester Citizens were in Wednesday evening’s League Cup clash. However the Magpies weren’t too shabby at all in that one […] ~ 11:47 NUFC Blog

 

Fri, 01 Nov 2013
Alan Pardew’s Chelsea pre-match press conference video.

Highlights (can’t believe I just wrote that) of Alan Pardew’s Chelsea pre match press conference yesterday. Poll ~ 12:32 NUFC Blog

 

Thu, 31 Oct 2013
Newcastle United vs Manchester City full match video, highlights and interviews.

Newcastle United v Manchester City first half. Second half. Extra time. Match highlights. Highlights from this evening’s League Cup game between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St James’ Park. Post match interviews. To follow… Score and goal scorers. Newcastle United 0, Manchester City 2 (Negredo 99, Dzeko 105). Teams and other match facts. Newcastle […] ~ 07:58 NUFC Blog

 

Wed, 30 Oct 2013
Newcastle United vs Manchester City match highlights

Highlights from this evening’s League Cup game between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St James’ Park. Post match interviews. To follow… Score and goal scorers. Newcastle United 0, Manchester City 2 (Negredo 99, Dzeko 105). Teams and other match facts. Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul (G); Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Massadio Haidara […] ~ 22:25 NUFC Blog

 

Newcastle United vs Manchester City League Cup match banter!

Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle. Date: Sun 30th Oct, 2013. Kick off: 7.45pm. Referee: Neil Swarbrick. UK TV: Sky Sports. Well it would certainly be something of a shock if we beat Manchester City this evening, then Chelsea in the league on Saturday, though I would think that even the most deluded Toon fan won’t […] ~ 17:58 NUFC Blog

 

Tue, 29 Oct 2013
If 1000 fans can scare Ashley, what could 50,000 do?

Dear reader, if you haven’t seen it yet, my latest piece on Mike Ashley’s childish and pathetic attempt at censorship was published yesterday on metro.co.uk and you can read it by following the link below: Why Newcastle United’s media ban is a bigger issue than the Sunderland defeat. Just for the record though, the titles […] ~ 18:35 NUFC Blog

 

Sun, 27 Oct 2013
Sunderland vs Newcastle United full match video, highlights and interviews

Sunderland v Newcastle United full match video from the Stadium of Light. Match highlights. Highlights of the game. Post match interviews. An unbelievable post match interview from Alan Pardew. Gus Poyet’s very relieved. Score and goal scorers. Sunderland 2 (Fletcher 5, Borini 85), Newcastle United 1 (Debuchy 57). Teams and other match facts. Sunderland (4-4-2): […] ~ 19:30 NUFC Blog

 

Sunderland vs Newcastle United match highlights and post match interviews

Highlights from this afternoon’s game between Sunderland v Newcastle United at the Stadium of Light. Post match interviews. To follow… Score and goal scorers. Sunderland 2 (Fletcher 5, Borini 85), Newcastle United 1 (Debuchy 57). Teams and other match facts. Sunderland (4-4-2): Keiren Westwood (G); Phil Bardsley (Ondrej Celustka 77), John O’Shea (c), Carlos Cuellar, […] ~ 15:32 NUFC Blog

 

Sunderland vs Newcastle United derby day match banter!

Venue: Stadium of Blight, Blunderland. Date: Sun 27th Oct, 2013. Kick off: 1.30pm. Referee: Lee Probert. UK TV: Sky Sports. Hello, good afternoon and welcome to our ‘match banter’ for this day of days, the Wear-Tyne derby, this time at the Stadium of Blight. As I pointed out in my extensive match preview for this […] ~ 12:14 NUFC Blog

 

Sat, 26 Oct 2013
Sunderland vs Newcastle United mega match preview

Venue: St James’ Patk, Newcastle. Date: Sun 27th Oct, 2013. Kick off: 1.30pm. Referee: Lee Probert. UK TV: Sky Sports. “They’re an odd lot let me tell you; ideas above their station yet supporting a team who are nothing more than a hindrance even when at their best under Peter Reid.” Wrote Sir Alex Grumpyface […] ~ 21:11 NUFC Blog

 

Thu, 24 Oct 2013
Will Pardew find the right way to rescue Cisse?

My latest blog on metro.co.uk is now published. In my last piece on there I looked at Yohan Cabaye and Mike Williamson, and specifically, their perfomance against Liverpool in our last game. In this one however, I take a look at a player who was relegated to the bench in that game, Papiss Cisse. In […] ~ 12:14 NUFC Blog

 

Mon, 21 Oct 2013
Newcastle United vs Liverpool: The two key Toon performances

My latest blog on metro.co.uk was published yesterday. Usually I would just write a few words about it and post a link. However, I am getting so sick of them being hacked to pieces by trainee Metro sub-eds that I have now decided to publish the original version on here, complete with the original title. […] ~ 18:59 NUFC Blog

 

Sat, 19 Oct 2013
Newcastle United vs Liverpool full match video, highlights and interviews

Match highlights. Highlights from this afternoon’s Newcastle United vs Liverpool game at St James’ Park. Alternative highlights. Post match interviews. Alan Pardew. Brendan Rodgers. Score and goal scorers. Newcastle United 2 (Cabaye 23, Dummett 56), Liverpool 2 (Gerrard 42 (P), Sturridge 72). Teams and other match facts. Newcastle United (4-3-3): Tim Krul (G); Mathieu Debuchy, […] ~ 18:23 NUFC Blog

 

Newcastle United vs Liverpool match highlights and post match interviews

Highlights from this afternoon’s Newcastle United vs Liverpool game at St James’ Park. Post match interviews. To follow… Score and goal scorers. Newcastle United 2 (Cabaye 23, Dummett 56), Liverpool 2 (Gerrard 42 (P), Sturridge 72). Teams and other match facts. Newcastle United (4-3-3): Tim Krul (G); Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Davide Santon; […] ~ 13:47 NUFC Blog

 

Newcastle United vs Liverpool match banter!

Venue: St James’ Patk, Newcastle. Date: Sat 19th Oct, 2013. Kick off: 12.45pm. Referee: Andre Marriner. UK TV: BT Sport. Hello, good morning / afternnon and welcome to our ‘match banter’ feature for today’s televised (BT Sport) game against Liverpool. Firstly, apologies to regular readers for the lack of our usual in depth metch preview […] ~ 10:44 NUFC Blog

 

Fri, 18 Oct 2013
Who is right? Patronising Pardew or revolting, self destructive fans?

As many of you will be aware, a motley collection of fan groups angered by Mike Ashley’s mismanagement, repeated dishonesty, a perceived lack of ambition and Newcastle United’s general underperformance on the pitch will be on the march before Saturday’s early kick-off against Liverpool. On the other side, Alan Pardew in his recent interview with […] ~ 21:01 NUFC Blog

 

Mon, 14 Oct 2013
Ashley’s confused about football – Do tell!

In an interview for Sky TV, Alan Pardew expresses the depths of Mike Ashley’s confusion about football and erroneously claims the club has no debt. Normally, I avoid the Daily Mail unless I have fires to light but this particular interview, originally for Sky TV, caught my eye. In the interview, Pardew says: “Mike is […] ~ 18:00 NUFC Blog

 

Fri, 11 Oct 2013
Dressing room rift or merely a population shift?

What is it with Newcastle? First there is the Cabaye debacle and then there are constant mutterings about a rift in the dressing room. One of the French contingent, Mathieu Debuchy denied any rift of course, saying: “It’s true that in the dressing room we talk a lot in French. We have a big group […] ~ 14:12 NUFC Blog

 

Tue, 08 Oct 2013
Cabaye challenges ‘deep throat’ Kinnear to come clean on Kebabgate (Full interview)

As I wrote at the time, with Newcastle United, the club of smoke, mirrors and downright lies under current owner, Mike Ashley, there are things we still do not know about the Yohan Cabaye kerfuffle at the start of the season. In an interview as part of the France squad at the side’s Clairefontaine HQ, […] ~ 14:02 NUFC Blog

 

Mon, 07 Oct 2013
Pardew: The man who can’t get a grip on getting a grip

Ladies and Gentlemen, my latest post on metro.co.uk is now up! Entitled “Newcastle United’s Alan Pardew needs to get a grip on himself before his team will” it reflects on some of Pardew’s comments made after the game, where he said: “We have got a side that needs to get a grip of a game,” […] ~ 18:21 NUFC Blog

 

Sat, 05 Oct 2013
Cardiff City vs Newcastle United full match video, highlights and interviews

Cardiff City v Newcastle United full match video. Match highlights. Post match interviews. Malky Mackay. Alan Pardew. Score and goalscorers. Cardiff City 1 (Odemwingie 58), Newcastle United 2 (Remy 30, 38). Teams and other match facts. Cardiff City (4-3-3): David Marshall (G); Kevin Theophile-Catherine, Ben Turner, Steven Caulker (c), Andrew Taylor; Aron Gunnarsson, Gary Medel, […] ~ 23:15 NUFC Blog

 

Cardiff City vs Newcastle United match highlights and interviews

Highlights from this afternoon’s game between Cardiff City and Newcastle United at the Cardiff City Stadium. Post match interviews. Alan Pardew. Score and goalscorers. Cardiff City 1 (Odemwingie 58), Newcastle United 2 (Remy 30, 38). Teams and other match facts. Cardiff City (4-3-3): David Marshall (G); Kevin Theophile-Catherine, Ben Turner, Steven Caulker (c), Andrew Taylor; […] ~ 16:07 NUFC Blog

 

Cardiff City vs Newcastle United match banter!

Venue: Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff. Date: Sat 5th Oct, 2013. Kick off: 3.00pm. Referee: Kevin Friend (Leics). UK TV: None. As I mentioned in my match preview for this game, this could be a decisive game in the career of our current manager if the Magpies are defeated today as our current form simply cannot […] ~ 13:05 NUFC Blog

 

Cardiff City vs Newcastle United mega-preview

Venue: Goodison Park, Liverpool. Date: Mon 30th Sep, 2013. Kick off: 8.00pm. Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffs). UK TV: Sky Sports. No matter what Alan Pardew or the club say, the sharks have started to circle around Alan Pardew now, and if the Magpies lose this one we could well be be seeing a Sky Sports […] ~ 07:00 NUFC Blog

 

Wed, 02 Oct 2013
Newcastle United’s commercial revenue is only half what it should be

Inspired by members of the NUFC board saying...Read more ~ 19:01 NUFC Blog

 

Tue, 01 Oct 2013
Everton vs Newcastle United full match video, highlights and interviews

Everton v Newcastle United full match video first half. Second half. Match highlights Highlights from this evening’s game between Everton and Newcastle United at Goodison Park. Alternative highlights. Post match interviews. Alan Pardew. Roberto Martinez. Score and goalscorers. Everton 3 (Lukaku 5, 37, Barkley 25), Newcastle United 2 (Cabaye 51, Remy 89). Teams and other [...] ~ 09:42 NUFC Blog

 

Mon, 30 Sep 2013
Everton vs Newcastle United match highlights and post match interviews

Highlights from this evening’s game between Everton and Newcastle United at Goodison Park. Post match interviews. To follow… Score and goalscorers. Everton 3 (), Newcastle United 2 (). Teams and other match facts. Everton (4-2-3-1): Tim Howard (G); Seamus Coleman, Phil Jagielka (c), Sylvain Distin, Leighton Baines; James McCarthy, Gareth Barry; Leon Osman, Ross Barkley, [...] ~ 21:04 NUFC Blog

 

Everton vs Newcastle United match banter!

Venue: Goodison Park, Liverpool. Date: Mon 30th Sep, 2013. Kick off: 8.00pm. Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffs). UK TV: Sky Sports. Hello, good evening and welcome to our “match banter” feature for this evening’s game against Everton. As I mentioned in my earlier mega-match preview for this game, this is always an interesting encounter as Everton [...] ~ 17:23 NUFC Blog

 

Sun, 29 Sep 2013
Magpies take a tricky Toffee trip: Newcastle United vs Everton match preview

Everton vs Newcastle United, or indeed, Newcastle United vs Everton is always an interesting encounter, a kind of benchmark as in recent times, they have been the closest side to ours in terms of the strength of our respective squads. Above, there is a runaway top six (you know who they are), with a big [...] ~ 13:44 NUFC Blog

 

Sat, 28 Sep 2013
Newcastle United board say trying for a cup would risk relegation

Ladies and Gentlemen, my latest piece on metro.co.uk is now up! Once again, the Metro’s trainee headline writers and sub-editors have been at it to ensure it gets as few a readers as possible but never mind! It’s now entitled “Newcastle’s lack of ambition in the cups is a slap in the face for the [...] ~ 17:43 NUFC Blog

 

Thu, 26 Sep 2013
Cisse gets a real winger to break his scoring duck at last

My latest blog at metro.co.uk is now up! Now entitled “Left-field selection Sammy Ameobi helps Papiss Cisse break his Newcastle scoring duck,” it orignally had the same title as this piece until a sub-editor got his or her hands on it. Thankfully though, they seem to have left the story intact this time, apart from [...] ~ 19:22 NUFC Blog

 

Wed, 25 Sep 2013
Newcastle United vs Leeds United match highlights

Very brief highlights from this evening’s League Cup game between Newcastle United and Leeds United at St James’ Park. Sorry they’re so short, but I will update them with longer ones as soon as they become available, and post match highlights etc if I can. Score and goalscorers. Newcastle United 2 (Cisse 31, Gouffran 67), [...] ~ 21:30 NUFC Blog

 

Newcastle United vs Leeds United League Cup match banter!

Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle. Date: Weds 25th Sep, 2013. Kick off: 7.45pm. Referee: Mike Jones (Chester). UK TV: None. Hello, good evening and welcome to our “match banter” feature for Newcastle United’s League Cup game, this time against the sleeping giants of Leeds United. For a more in depth look forward to the game, [...] ~ 17:10 NUFC Blog

 

Tue, 24 Sep 2013
Newcastle United vs Leeds United match preview (and a few Yorkshireman jokes!)

Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle. Date: Weds 25th Sep, 2013. Kick off: 7.45pm. Referee: Mike Jones (Chester). UK TV: None. This game will see Alan Pardew taking on his Reading protege Brian McDermott once again. Of course, the last time they met as opponents was when McDermott was manager of Reading, and predictably, two of [...] ~ 21:06 NUFC Blog

 

Mon, 23 Sep 2013
Alan Pardew’s Groundhog day at St James’ Park

Ladies and Gentlemen, my latest piece for metro.co.uk was published earlier today. Entitled “Newcastle United fan’s view: Alan Pardew repeats the same mistakes again” it is my regular look back at the weekend’s game. In it I take a look at how Pardew, like a madman, seems to keep making the same tactical mistakes over [...] ~ 19:35 NUFC Blog

 

Sat, 21 Sep 2013
Newcastle United vs Hull City full match video, highlights and interviews

Newcastle United vs Hull City full match video. Match highlights. Post match interviews. Alan Pardew’s as sick as a parrot Steve Bruce is over the moon. A second post match interview with Steve Bruce, this time with Gary Lineker. Alan Pardew: “We started really, really well but then we dropped down a gear after our [...] ~ 23:44 NUFC Blog

 

Newcastle United vs Hull City match highlights and interviews

Short highlights of this afternoon’s game between Newcastle United and Hull City at St James’ Park. I will update these with better ones, as well as the post match interviews when they become available Post match interviews. To follow… Score and goalscorers. Newcastle United 2 (Remy 10, 44), Hull City 3 (Brady 26, Elmohamady 48, [...] ~ 16:46 NUFC Blog

 

Newcastle United vs Hull City match banter!

Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle United. Date: Sat 21st Sep, 2013. Kick off: 3.00pm. Referee: Martin Atkinson (Bradford). UK TV: None. Hello, good afternoon and welcome to our “match banter” feature for this afternoon’s game which sees Newcastle United taking on Hull City at St James’ Park. For a full preview of the game, you [...] ~ 12:00 NUFC Blog

 

Fri, 20 Sep 2013
The return of Agent Bruce! Newcastle United vs Hull City match preview

Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle United. Date: Sat 21st Sep, 2013. Kick off: 3.00pm. Referee: Martin Atkinson (Bradford). UK TV: None. This week, the Magpies welcome Steve Bruce back to St James’ Park, this time with his promoted Hull City side. After a long, long run of poor form, somehow, Alan Pardew goes into this [...] ~ 19:54 NUFC Blog

 

Wed, 18 Sep 2013
Pardew claims his home form is always “brilliant:” Let’s check the facts!

With two one goal victories under his belt against Fulham and Aston Villa, Alan Pardew has started getting very cocky again. Speaking in one of his post match interviews after the Villa game he said the following amongst other things: “Our home form since I’ve been at the football club has been brilliant” So, I [...] ~ 12:03 NUFC Blog

 

Mon, 16 Sep 2013
Aston Villa vs Newcastle United: The talking points…

My latest piece on metro.co.uk was published earlier today. It is my usual look back at some of the talking points from the weekend’s game, so of course, this one takes a look at Newcastle United’s 2-1 victory over Aston Villa on Saturday and is called: Newcastle United fan’s view: A good day for the [...] ~ 18:09 NUFC Blog

 

Sun, 15 Sep 2013
Ben Arfa vs Aston Villa and Fulham kick by kick (HD video).

Benny crucifying the Villans on 14th September 2013. Two nine minute videos courtesy of “BenArfa10x.”. The one above shows every kick of Hatem Ben Arfa’s excellent performances against Aston Villa last Saturday. The second (below) highlights his similarly excellent performance aginst Fulham two weeks before. The videos are pretty good quality for YouTube and still [...] ~ 22:16 NUFC Blog

 

Sat, 14 Sep 2013
Aston Villa vs Newcastle United match highlights and interviews

Match highlights from this afternoon’s game between Aston Villa and Newcastle United at Villa Park. As per usual, I will be updating these with better ones when they become available. Post match interviews. To follow… Score and goal scorers. Aston Villa 1 (Benteke 67), Newcastle United 2 (Ben Arfa 18, Gouffran 73). Teams and other [...] ~ 16:30 NUFC Blog

 

Aston Villa vs Newcastle United match preview and match banter!

Venue: Villa Park, Birmingham. Date: Sat 14th Sep, 2013. Kick off: 3.00pm. Referee: Mike Dean. UK TV: None. The resumption of Premier League action after the International break see Newcastle United travelling to Birmingham’s Villa Park for this afternoon’s game against Aston Villa. Previous results. Newcastle United and Aston Villa come into this game at [...] ~ 12:12 NUFC Blog

 

Thu, 12 Sep 2013
Steve Harper testimonial match – The videos!

Very brief highlights of the very well attented (over 50,000) testimonial match for Steve Harper against a team of AC Milan legends, a tribute to his twenty years of loyal service to the Magpies. They mostly feature Paolo di Canio being booed, Harper and Alan Shearer being cheered then Harper missing his penalty when the [...] ~ 09:55 NUFC Blog

 

Wed, 11 Sep 2013
Mike Ashley now the fourth richest Premiership owner with over £3 billion

With the news that Mike Ashley’s downmarket sports chain, Sports Direct, is about to be included in the reshuffled FTSE 100 Index of the top 100 UK companies, I took a peek at their latest figures, as I do from time to time. As has been the norm with Sports Direct for quite some time [...] ~ 13:38 NUFC Blog

 

 

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