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Premier League
Is Solskjaer afraid to push all-in?
09:00 Monday 7th October 2019

In 22 previous attempts, Steve Bruce failed to defeat Manchester United. On the one hand, there’s a first time for everything. Even the Washington Generals won a few games against the Harlem Globetrotters. On the other hand, it’s…

Premier League
Did Newcastle United waste money on their £40 million man?
14:00 Sunday 6th October 2019

“He’s got everything a modern-day player wants.”  Those were Steve Bruce's words following Joelinton's unveiling as Newcastle United’s new number nine. Two months on, Newcastle is in a mire and the Brazilian doesn’t…

Premier League
Can Ayoze Perez find a way to co-exist with Jamie Vardy?
12:00 Sunday 29th September 2019

Newcastle visit the King Power today. If you predict match outcomes based on common opponents, you might not fancy the Magpies chances to nick a result. They beat Tottenham in North London and we all saw Spurs blow the early lead when they…

Premier League
Does Newcastle's spending spree reveal a penitent or persistent Mike Ashley?
09:01 Sunday 11th August 2019

Every manager who sizes up Newcastle sees the same thing. St James’ Park seats 52,405 obese or slack-muscled, pasty-skinned males sporting cheap haircuts and cheaper tats. If ever there was a time to be sexist and exclude women from an…

Premier League
2019/20 Newcastle United Premier League preview
15:00 Wednesday 31st July 2019

Only at St James’ Park could a closed season be eventful but not that busy. Despite improving marginally in points, goals and goal difference in 2018/19, Newcastle dropped three places in the table to 13th. Shortly after the campaign…

Premier League
Full Circle for Rafa Benitez at Newcastle?
08:01 Tuesday 25th June 2019

If the Christian version of God is the bona fide, that means the Devil also exists. Under those conditions, you wouldn’t have a hard time convincing me that Beelzebub runs a discount sportswear chain when not reaping souls and that Hell…

Premier League
Where will Jack Colback go this summer?
14:04 Thursday 2nd May 2019

Jack Colback's future becomes uncertain at season's end. After falling down the pecking order at Newcastle United, he joined Nottingham Forest on loan this campaign with the option to join permanently in June. Forest manager Martin…

Premier League
Why Newcastle United must keep Rafael Benitez
15:00 Saturday 19th May 2018

Rafael Benitez was regarded as Newcastle United's saviour after taking over 26 months ago. The Magpies were plummeting towards the Premier League drop. Although the Spanish manager was unable to save them, he turned their fortunes around…

Premier League
Rafael Benitez’s stock has fallen since choosing to stay at Newcastle
10:00 Sunday 11th February 2018

Valencia 2004. Istanbul 2005. Cardiff 2006. Rafael Benitez's early story was one of success and more success. There was a lapse when he moved to Inter. Napoli suited him better although the trophies didn't come. That…

Opinion
Newcastle fans have reasons to hope for the best
11:00 Thursday 5th October 2017

Newcastle didn't exactly receive a standing ovation from the Premier League. Many doubted their staying power. To date, they've proven doubters wrong. After winning the Championship to secure an immediate return to the top flight, Toon…

Premier League
Soft interview can’t shield Mike Ashley's continual Newcastle failings
09:00 Wednesday 16th August 2017

Mike Ashley's confession to Sky Sports that he was naive when he first bought Newcastle does little for the damage he's caused. Sunday evening's interview with Mike Ashley revealed little to those who've followed the Sports Direct owner since…

Features
Rafa, Toon, and a Football Manager's Many Roads
12:15 Friday 17th February 2017

Robert Frost celebrated individuality and choice with his poem The Road Not Taken. In our result-driven myopia, football fans see managers who arrive at success from unexpected origins as emulating Frost's spirit, ignoring that they are all…

Football
Match Report: Newcastle United 3-0 Stoke City (Newcastle Fan's Perspective)
21:09 Sunday 22nd April 2012

I seem to have a standard opening to every single post I write, which usually consists of a comment about the dreamland my team is currently in, a remark about the players we somehow have been able to aquire and finally I'll probably say that…

Football
Match Report: Newcastle United 2-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers (Newcastle Fan's Perspective)
23:28 Sunday 26th February 2012

Before the kick off of yesterday's game at the so called "Sports Direct Arena", everybody was saying it was a certainty that Newcastle United would be walking away with all three points from the game against Wolves come ten to five yesterday…