Archive for the ‘Kevin Keegan’ Category

Which Newcastle United manager had the longest balls?

Posted February 21st, 2013 by workyticket | 7 Comments

Since I wrote a few pieces on how Alan Pardew’s Newcastle United had become the biggest “long ball” side in the Premiership this season some time ago, It piqued my curiosity to look beyond and see how the “route one” style favoured by Pardew this term compared with that of his predecessors, and possibly, what […]

Joe Kinnear – Underrated at Newcastle?

Posted February 16th, 2013 by workyticket | 37 Comments

In Joe Kinnear’s “Talk Sport” interview just over a week ago with Richard Keys and Andy Gray, besides being touched as Kinnear recalled the awful series of events which befell him after his reign at Newcastle, not just the heart episode which forced him into retirement but also the loss of his only son Elliott […]

Is Alan Pardew really backed by 95% of Newcastle United fans? [Poll]

Posted December 13th, 2012 by workyticket | 53 Comments

“Alan Pardew backed by 95% of fans Chronicle poll reveals” wrote the Chronicle. This staggering revelation would give Toon’s Silver Supremo the same kind of popularity as Kevin Keegan in the heyday of his “Entertainers” side, or Bobby Robson when Newcastle United were once again a top four side who were competing in the Champions […]

Battle of the bull merchants? Liverpool vs Newcastle United match preview

Posted November 3rd, 2012 by AndyMac | 19 Comments

Venue: Anfield, Liverpool. Date: Sunday, 4th November. Kick off: 4:00pm Referee: Anthony Taylor (Manchester). UK TV: Sky Sports. This Sunday, NUFC attempt to right a good few wrongs against Brendan Rodgers’s Liverpool at the home of the Red Bin Dippers. Our record at Anfield is marginally better than that at Old Trafford unfortunately in reality […]

Newcastle United 2011 / 2012 Season Review – Part One

Posted May 18th, 2012 by Jimbob | 9 Comments

NUFC Season Review – Part Two. The end of the season is finally upon us. A season in which defied all expectations. A season where even the most optimistic of Toon fans would have struggled to predict what would be. Newcastle United gate-crashed the top six, and also knocked on the door of the Premier […]

Llambias: SJP name changed for the sake of the Geordie poor

Posted May 2nd, 2012 by workyticket | 15 Comments

Newcastle United’s Managing Director, Derek Llambias, has been speaking to David Conn for yesterday’s Guardian. In the interview he spoke on how he has received so much abuse from Geordie ingrates that he doesn’t hear it any more, how Mike Ashley told him that he would have “a horrible job” in May 2008, just before […]

Hughton finally puts the record straight on Tiote, Ben Arfa and Carr.

Posted April 8th, 2012 by workyticket | 44 Comments

In a brief but revealing interview for the Independent on Saturday, Chris Hughton has decided to put the record on misinformation about his role at Newcastle United. Speaking on his time at the club, he said (amongst other things) what some knew already, that it was actually he who brought Graham Carr, Hatem Ben Arfa […]

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 […]

Howay The Lads – Reasons To Be Cheerful!

Posted February 15th, 2012 by UTD111 | 97 Comments

It’s probably a demonstration of how far we have come in such a short space of time that some United fans have been decidedly grumpy following the recent setback at Tottenham. That’s understandable. However it’s a very short-term view of a one match blip in what has otherwise been a highly successful season so far. […]

Magical Magpie Memories: The 80s Part Two – Coming Full Circle.

Posted February 12th, 2012 by workyticket | 16 Comments

“Jossys Giants” visit Bobby Charlton and Willie McFaul at St James’ Park – 1985. Aye Bobby Charlton, not Jackie Charlton who had left the club as manager in the huff over player sales and such before McFaul stepped in and faced the same old problem. After introducing the Jossy’s lads to McFaul the ex Northern […]