Archive for the ‘Club historical’ Category

The Michael Owen non-contract offer kerfuffle – The facts and the figures

Posted March 25th, 2013 by workyticket | 18 Comments

“Newcastle fans, following my Football Focus interview, plenty of you tweeting me saying you don’t blame me for getting injured but for leaving when we got relegated.” “Despite the club saying they did, they didn’t ever offer me a new contract despite them putting it in the press that they did. How could they when […]

Confessions of a Newcastle United fan (Part one)

Posted February 27th, 2013 by Porciestreet | 118 Comments

Going against my parents wishes was nothing strange to me, but the day I am about to describe where I did just that definitely set the course of my life. I was born in Brunton Park, Wideopen, to Cynthia and Bert, a firm upbringing but nontheless loving. I mostly had a carefree childhood ’til my […]

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 […]

Kevin Nolan – A great loss to Newcastle United?

Posted November 10th, 2012 by workyticket | 36 Comments

Of course, Newcastle United’s game against West Ham on Sunday will see the return to St James’ Park of two ex Magpies, Kevin Nolan and Andy Carroll, and also an ex manager, Sam Allardyce. In this piece I intend to concentrate on one of those, Kevin Nolan, who has received much undeserved flak from the […]

Pardew first Newcastle United manager to be voted Barclays “Manager of the Season”

Posted May 11th, 2012 by workyticket | 30 Comments

Newcastle United manager, Alan Pardew, has been voted as Barclays “Manager of the Season” for 2011/12, after an excellent season which has seen the Magpies claim a place in European competition for the first time since the days of Glenn Roeder’s Newcastle United “Dream Team” in the 2005/6 season. Depending on our result against Everton […]

Newcastle United To Unveil Sir Bobby Robson Statue

Posted April 26th, 2012 by UTD111 | 92 Comments

Newcastle United have announced that a statue of Sir Bobby Robson is to be unveiled before the final home game of the season on 6th May. The statue will be nine and a half feet high and cast in bronze. It will be situated at the south west corner of St James’ Park. Ipswich Town, […]

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 […]

Magical Magpie Memories: The 80s Part One (Promotion, Helicopters and Tearful Farewells)

Posted February 10th, 2012 by workyticket | 8 Comments

“Going Up” – “Northern Life” special 1984. 30 minute Tyne Tees Television special programme from 1984, where David Burton reviews Newcastle United’s 1983-4 promotion season. Featuring Arthur Cox, Kevin Keegan, and some classic Keegan, Waddle and Beardsley goals from the days when the club had a front three that I’m sure quite a few Toon […]

Gary Speed – A Truly Magical Magpie Legend

Posted November 28th, 2011 by Jimbob | 34 Comments

Gary Speed MBE: 1969 – 2011. With the sad news on Sunday morning of the passing of the ex-Newcastle United midfielder and Wales manager, I thought it would be a nice gesture to post something that would give an opportunity for our readers to reminisce about Speed’s career on Tyneside. I wrote the this article […]

Llambias: St James’ Park name will always remain…

Posted November 10th, 2011 by workyticket | 41 Comments

With the news that Newcastle United will be changing it’s name to “Sports Direct @ St James’ Park”, the Managing Director of the club, Derek Llambias, has sought to reassure fans that the St James’ Park name would remain so long as he and current owner, Mike Ashley “reigned” at the club. Firstly though, he […]