Archive for the ‘Facts and stats’ Category

A chance for Toon to forget the past in their next five games?

Posted November 20th, 2015 by workyticket | 37 Comments

Looking forward to Newcastle United’s next five league games, against Leicester, Crystal Palace, Liverpool, Tottenham and Aston Villa respectively, usually one would be forgiven for thinking that the Magpies should have a good chance in three of those games, against two smaller sides and another troubled giant in Aston Villa. One would also be forgiven […]

Why Carver’s Newcastle is the worst Newcastle team in the Premier League ever

Posted May 23rd, 2015 by workyticket | 29 Comments

Of course, if you are a Newcastle United fan, you cannot fail to have noticed the huge dip in form under John Carver, which has been so bad it could still see the Magpies relegated for the second time in six seasons after their final game against West Ham tomorrow. But how bad has it […]

Why Ashley leaving Toon for the Champions League with Rangers is nonsense

Posted January 27th, 2015 by workyticket | 32 Comments

With Mike Ashley’s recent attempts to take over at Rangers, and specifically his problems with the Scottish FA for having an interest in both clubs, it has often been said recently that Mike Ashley would be willing to leave Newcastle United so he can take over Rangers completely. There have been several hypotheses put forward […]

Don’t judge Pardew on 10 games, judge him on 176

Posted November 21st, 2014 by workyticket | 531 Comments

“Judge me on ten games” pleaded Alan Pardew as media and fans alike called for his silver head. It was only a matter of weeks ago, but it seems like a far away memory now. Indeed, it has only taken half that many games to take Alan Pardew from the mire to the sunlit uplands […]

How Alan Pardew’s return to route one is saving Newcastle United’s season

Posted November 3rd, 2014 by workyticket | 155 Comments

You don’t even have to be a Newcastle United fan to notice that Alan Pardew and Newcastle United have done very well in their last four games, all wins with three against top sides Tottenham, Manchester City and Liverpool. Credit where credit is due, Pardew and the team have gone some way at least to […]

Norwich City vs Newcastle United match banter!

Posted January 28th, 2014 by workyticket | 588 Comments

Venue: Carrow Road, Norwich. Date: Tues 28th Dec, 2013. Kick off: 7.45pm. Referee: UK TV: None. Hello, good evening and welcome to my last match banter! Please forgive me if it doesn’t follow the usual script but this piece is really just a way of saying thankyou and farewell to everyone who has read and […]

Mr.Average: What is Alan Pardew’s average season performance?

Posted December 13th, 2013 by workyticket | 20 Comments

The 9th December marked the third anniversary of Alan Pardew’s appointment as Newcastle United manager, with the 11th being the third anniversary of his first game in charge, a 3-1 victory over Kenny Dalglish’s Liverpool. So, bearing that in mind, I thought I would look at Pardew’s 113 Premier League games, crunch some numbers and […]

Newcastle United v West Bromwich Albion mega preview and match banter!

Posted November 30th, 2013 by workyticket | 95 Comments

Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle. Date: Sat 30th Nov, 2013. Kick off: 5.30pm. Referee: Phil Dowd. UK TV: Sky Sports 1. Could we be celebrating four wins in a row this evening? If the Magpies do manage to wrestle a juicy three point worm from the Throstles at tea time, it would be the first […]

This ridiculous Cisse farce has been going on for too long now

Posted November 26th, 2013 by workyticket | 114 Comments

In case you missed it, Papiss Cisse had yet another perfectly good goal ruled out as offside against Norwich on Saturday, yet another linesman seemingly judging Cisse on his reputation, rather than what he could actually see. Luckily for Newcastle United, they still won 2-1 and got the three points so all was well that […]

What was Newcastle United’s £498,000 payment to Sports Direct for?

Posted November 21st, 2013 by workyticket | 47 Comments

Firstly, I should declare that this piece was originally inspired by another, one of several on Newcastle United’s finances by a brace of accountants who also happen to be Toon fans in the latest issue of fanzine, ‘True Faith.’ It’s a very good read. Of course, it has been known for quite some time that […]