Archive for the ‘Contracts’ Category

Cabaye challenges Kinnear to come clean on Cabayegate (the full exchange translated)

Posted October 8th, 2013 by workyticket | 79 Comments

As I wrote at the time, with Newcastle United, the club of smoke, mirrors and downright lies under current owner, Mike Ashley, there are things we still do not know about the Yohan Cabaye kerfuffle at the start of the season. In an interview as part of the France squad at the side’s Clairefontaine HQ, [...]

Mike Ashley’s transfer profits year by year

Posted June 15th, 2013 by workyticket | 90 Comments

Below are a series of tables showing the profits and losses (mostly profits) made by Mike Ashley in player trading since he assumed control of the club early in the 2007-8 season. Firstly, they are broken down season by season from 2007-8. However, it should be noted the major transfers into the club in his [...]

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 [...]

Coloccini not thinking about Summer move – His full Fox interview translated.

Posted February 5th, 2013 by workyticket | 64 Comments

In an interview with Fox Sports conducted in Spanish when he was on duty with the Argentinian national side in Sweden, Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini gave more insight into his plan to escape from Newcastle United and return to his home country. Carefully selected excerpts of his thoughts have been translated and published on [...]

Coloccini’s letter to San Lorenzo translated

Posted January 26th, 2013 by workyticket | 23 Comments

Dear Reader, below is my own personal translation of the letter Fabricio Coloccini allegedly sent to his old Argentinian club San Lorenzo, who have of course been trying to exploit Coloccini’s personal problems to their own ends over the last few weeks. There is another English translation floating around on the Interweb, however they can [...]

Danny Simpson – She said he said “They’re not renewing my contract”

Posted November 19th, 2012 by workyticket | 40 Comments

Whilst we don’t usually get involved with tabloid WAG tittle tattle here on NUFC Blog, an interesting tit-bit has come to my attention in the ongoing tabloid drama between Danny Simpson, his old flame Stephanie, and his new flame, that Tulisa woman from that awful “N-Dubz”, and also that awful “X-Factor” thing. According to the [...]

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’s eight year contract unspun…

Posted October 2nd, 2012 by workyticket | 144 Comments

If you have been reading Newcastle United stories in the media recently, you will probably have noticed the announcement that Mike Ashley has decided to give Alan Pardew and his backroom staff, John Carver, Steve Stone and Andy Woodman eight year contracts. There has a recent precedent of course, with chief scout Graham Carr having [...]

Pardew’s big Ba bombshell

Posted September 20th, 2012 by workyticket | 15 Comments

Speaking in a pre match press conference for this evening’s Europa League game against Maritimo in Funchal, Alan Pardew has revealed his displeasure at the recent words of Demba Ba’s spokesman, Alex Gontran, also revealing that there is STILL a release clause in the player’s contract. Telling the media of a recent conversation with Ba [...]

Anita confirms Ajax – Newcastle agreement, but adds a note of caution…

Posted August 12th, 2012 by workyticket | 23 Comments

Following on from my previous story, Ajax midfielder, Vurnon Anita, has confirmed that Ajax and Newcastle United have come to an agreement over a fee, but added that he would stay at his current club if good personal terms couldn’t be agreed. Speaking in a post match interview after Ajax’s first game of the Eredivisie [...]