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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Phil Airey the next man to take the number nine mantle

Phil Airey the next man to take the number nine mantle

The iconic number nine shirt means a lot to the supporters of Newcastle and whoever wears the prestigious number upon their back carries a great weight on their shoulders. Andy Cole, Les Ferdinand, Alan Shearer, Obafemi Martins and Andy Carroll...read more »

A transfer battle Newcastle cannot afford to lose

A transfer battle Newcastle cannot afford to lose

Former Newcastle manager Chris Hughton can be credited with making one of the buys of the season, the £3.5 million spent on Cheik Tiote has proven to be a fantastic piece of business. The tenacious Ivorian has made an instant...read more »

One Newcastle accolade Owen wins hands down

One Newcastle accolade Owen wins hands down

Newcastle’s track record of signings isn’t exactly the best, especially when Freddy Shepherd was running the club. He might have helped to bring Alan Shearer to Newcastle, but when he was Chairman from the mid ‘90s to 2007, he was...read more »

What’s the truth behind this Enrique deal?

What’s the truth behind this Enrique deal?

As we all know, in January Liverpool paid £35 million for Newcastle striker Andy Carroll. As it happens the England striker scored his first Liverpool goals at Anfield on Monday night and while Newcastle fans have seen one star player...read more »

Ranger has a long way to go before he’s the real deal

Ranger has a long way to go before he’s the real deal

Since Alan Shearer hung up his boots in 2006 it’s fair to say Newcastle have been missing a proven Premier League goal scorer. In the wake of Shearer’s departure, the likes of Obafemi Martins, Shola Ameobi, Michael Owen, Mark Viduka...read more »

Why for Barton silence is golden

Why for Barton silence is golden

You may be wondering why I’m writing about Newcastle’s Joey Barton for the second time in a week (if you didn’t catch the first article, make sure you check out ‘If it had been Barton…’) However, like many Newcastle fans,...read more »

One rule for Barton, one for everyone else

One rule for Barton, one for everyone else

Once again the weekend of Premier League action left us with one negative talking point. This time it wasn’t a bad tackle or a poor refereeing decision (although Everton fans will be the latest to question the lack of goal-line...read more »

Longing for the days of South American swagger on Tyneside

Longing for the days of South American swagger on Tyneside

As snow fell heavily in the winter of 1996 Kevin Keegan introduced a player to the Newcastle fans who would be remembered for a variety of contrasting reasons. If you haven’t guessed yet I’m talking about the maverick Colombian Faustino...read more »

Time for Newcastle fans to cut Ashley some slack?

Time for Newcastle fans to cut Ashley some slack?

Newcastle United’s finances for the year ending June 2010 have been released and following their season in the Championship, unsurprisingly Newcastle’s revenues took a major hit and in turn losses increased. While the figures that were submitted to Companies House...read more »