Archive for the ‘Glenn Roeder’ Category

Are the “Manager of the Year” awards a managerial kiss of death?

Posted January 21st, 2013 by workyticket | 19 Comments

Well not if your surname is “Ferguson,” “Wenger” or “Mourinho” perhaps, but for most, if not quite all of the others who won the award, it has seemingly been a ticket to disaster, despair, and possibly permanent career oblivion, or at least a prelude to a big dent in the manager’s CV. In this story, […]

Pardew to be Visited by Three Ghost Ex-Managers on Christmas Eve? (Hopefully)

Posted December 24th, 2012 by ToonBano | 52 Comments

Many thanks to “ToonBano” from the Toon blog for his fourth guest blog here – wt. As we managed to fall over the line to a 1-0 ‘win’ over QPR its got to be said that was one of the worst games of football I have ever seen in my whole life. Which was […]

Newcastle United vs FC Atromitos Europa League match banter!

Posted August 30th, 2012 by workyticket | 110 Comments

Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle. Date: Thusday 30th August, 2012. Kick-Off: 8:00pm. Referee: Stephen Studer‎ . UK TV: ITV 4. Hello, good evening and welcome to our latest “match banter” feature for this evening’s Europa League game against FC Atromitos of Athens. With a shortage of success in the transfer window so far, Alan Pardew […]

Trotters in Toon! Newcastle United Vs Bolton Wanderers Match Preview

Posted April 7th, 2012 by Jimbob | 61 Comments

Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle Date: Monday, 9th April 2012 Kick-off: 3.00pm Referee: Mike Jones UK TV: None Not only does the Easter break in the United Kingdom guarantee you bunny rabbits, egg shaped chocolate and poor public transport, it also guarantees you that the F.A. will try and squeeze as many games together as […]

In memory of Steve the “Bowburn Mag”

Posted December 16th, 2011 by workyticket | 15 Comments

It was four days ago when I learned of the tragically premature death of Steve Thompson, aka “Thomma” to his friends, and in the NUFC blogiverse, “Bowburn Mag”. He was a writer on this site from it’s inception in 2009, writing a total of 234 articles for us in our first year. It is probably […]

Pardew’s lose-lose situation

Posted August 12th, 2011 by geordiedug | 39 Comments

So a few weeks ago i decided that I was going to try and be as positive as possible about Newcastle United and to try and look on the bright side of life with regards to the current manager. Reading this blog daily, and like most Toon fans, not in the North East, I crave […]

Magical Magpie legends: Shay Given (part three)

Posted June 24th, 2011 by Jimbob | 7 Comments

<< Part two. Moving on from part two, it’s now time for the final chapter in the trilogy of articles I have written profiling Shay Given’s time at Newcastle United. Hopefully, it will end on a high and not be resurrected with a 4th instalment some 20 years into the future (Kingdom of the Crystal […]

Give Hughton more credit? Why?

Posted June 9th, 2010 by toonsy | 188 Comments

I think it’s widely percieved that last season was great, fantastic in the end, and the size of points difference between us and the rest of the teams in the Championship is something that is seldom replicated. I also think that Chris Hughton has been given a lot of credit for it over the last […]

Andy Carroll – Can he cut it in the Premier League?

Posted May 15th, 2010 by toonsy | 114 Comments

Andy Carroll has been one of this season success stories as he finally managed to establish himself as a regular in the Newcastle United starting line-up, and scored 19 goals in the process. But will he be able to make the step up next season? Carroll has earned praise from some of the highest corners […]