Archive for the ‘Mark Viduka’ Category

Bring On The Purples: Newcastle United’s Transfer Policy Explained

Posted February 11th, 2013 by FarmerG | 125 Comments

It seems a lifetime since signings like Michael Owen and Mark Viduka wore the black and white. Declining, injury prone and nearly always overpriced; these marquee players from the Shepherd era were one of the main reasons we were relegated  at the beginning of Ashley’s reign. On massive wages and having already achieved something notable […]

Mike Ashley vs Freddy Shepherd – Who’s better?

Posted May 25th, 2012 by workyticket | 64 Comments

Well, Newcastle United have finally managed to finish in the top half of the Premiership under current owner, Mike Ashley. This is our first top ten finish, and qualification for European competition, since Glenn Roeder’s Intertoto “Dream Team” managed seventh, and Europe, after a storming finish in the 2005-06 season. However, we fans are constantly […]

Crocked, crocked and crocked – do NUFC get a lot of injuries?

Posted July 21st, 2011 by Hugh de Payen | 34 Comments

The stretchering off of Newcastle United’s Hatem Ben Arfa has raised some questions (at least with this writer) about whether we are indeed an injury-prone club. This article was prompted by the recent injury to Hatem Ben Arfa in Newcastle’s 0-0 draw with Sporting Kansas City, but it’s something that has concerned me for quite […]

The Ameobi argument – keep or sell?

Posted January 26th, 2011 by Hugh de Payen | 75 Comments

Newcastle’s Shola Ameobi seems to divide opinion, with some fans eager to get shot of him at the first opportunity and with others jumping to his defence. This article looks at both sides of the argument. I had an argument with my wife the other day. Having left our TomTom at home, it was one […]

Newcastle United – A Half Season Summary.

Posted December 22nd, 2009 by toonsy | 38 Comments

As you’re probably aware, Newcastle United’s Boxing day trip to Sheffield Wednesday will mark our 23rd league game of the season, marking the half-way point in what is turning out to be a fantastic season so far! This article takes a look at some of the happenings since the season began way back on the […]

Newcastle United – News Roundup – 15 August 2009

Posted August 15th, 2009 by Hugh de Payen | 23 Comments

Yesterday seemed a bit frenetic, what with Steven Taylor apparently on his way to Everton, Duff seemingly on his way to Fulham and the signing of Manchester United defender Danny Simpson on loan until January. I think the signing of a new player, albeit only on a four and a half month loan, marks a […]

The last thing we need, is a hiding off Leeds!

Posted July 27th, 2009 by bowburnmag | 26 Comments

Once upon a time, comparisons were made between the clubs based on positive notes such as the club history, the passion of the fans and their desire for success diluted with a realistic and humorous outlook on the game. Instead, the familiarity these days is apparent for a different reason. It doesn’t take a genius […]

Owen and Viduka can finally say thanks for the memories millions?

Posted July 1st, 2009 by bowburnmag | 39 Comments

While we await the dawn of a new era, some of our former staff will be looking to carve out a new career elsewhere. We’ve had more than our fair share of expensive disappointments over the years but they don’t come much bigger than The Damaged Duo. Arriving with great expectations, between them they have […]

Nice work if you can get it.

Posted June 20th, 2009 by geordie deb | 1 Comment

£400,000, that will do nicely for players such as Michael Owen and Mark Viduka, as they walk away from Newcastle after playing little part in helping the club avoid relegation last season, or being available for a fraction of the games for which they could have been eligible. So as we say “adios”, we will […]