Archive for the ‘Alan Pardew’ Category

Newcastle United and one of the greatest blunders in football history

Posted January 8th, 2015 by workyticket | 64 Comments

There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat, And we must take the current when it serves, Or lose our ventures. Said […]

Don’t judge Pardew on 10 games, judge him on 176

Posted November 21st, 2014 by workyticket | 531 Comments

“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 […]

How Alan Pardew’s return to route one is saving Newcastle United’s season

Posted November 3rd, 2014 by workyticket | 155 Comments

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 […]

Newcastle United vs Everton match banter!

Posted March 25th, 2014 by workyticket | 494 Comments

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 […]

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

Posted December 13th, 2013 by workyticket | 20 Comments

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 […]

Manchester United vs Newcastle United preview and match banter!

Posted December 7th, 2013 by workyticket | 72 Comments

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 […]

Newcastle United vs Norwich City mega match preview

Posted November 23rd, 2013 by workyticket | 2 Comments

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 […]

Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United mega match preview

Posted November 9th, 2013 by workyticket | 33 Comments

Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle. Date: Sun 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 […]

Newcastle United vs Chelsea: A great day slightly tarnished

Posted November 3rd, 2013 by workyticket | 18 Comments

Dear readers, this is just another quick note to let you know that my latest piece for 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 […]

Newcastle United vs Chelsea match banter!

Posted November 2nd, 2013 by workyticket | 46 Comments

Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle. Date: Sat 2nd Nov, 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 […]