Archive for the ‘Formations and Positions’ Category

Mike Williamson the star of Newcastle United’s “team of the season”

Posted June 1st, 2013 by workyticket | 130 Comments

Below you can see two Newcastle United “teams of the season,” which I have assembled based on player statistics from, OPTA and The first (and most important) is based on performances in the Premier League, with the second based on performances in the Europa League. The figures below the player’s names are their […]

Newcastle United are still the biggest long ball side in the Premiership

Posted April 17th, 2013 by workyticket | 189 Comments

“We were tighter as a team. We kicked the ball longer. We tried to get as many bodies around the ball as we possibly could to make it difficult for their passing game.” – Newcastle United first team coach Steve Stone praising a route one performance against Swansea City (which we lost). “Alan Pardew will […]

S.L. Benfica – A complete guide for Geordies (part two)

Posted April 2nd, 2013 by workyticket | 45 Comments

With the Newcastle United being drawn against footballing aristocrats Benfica for their Europa League quarter final on Thursday, here is part two of my guide to Benfica. In part one, I took a look at some aspects of Benfica’s history, including it’s links to Newcastle United and the North East in general. In this one, […]

Pochettino: A force to be reckoned with for Newcastle United today

Posted February 24th, 2013 by workyticket | 6 Comments

In our game against Southampton this afternoon, along with our next one against Swansea City, we will be facing the teams of the two most talented and admired young coaches in the Premiership, Mauricio Pochettino and Michael Laudrup. Of course, English fans including those of Newcastle United are very familiar with Laudrup the coach now, […]

Guest Blog: Has Alan Pardew Finally Seen the Light?

Posted February 8th, 2013 by ToonBano | 48 Comments

Many thanks to “ToonBano” from the Toon blog for his sixth guest blog here – wt. As I get over the shock of actually winning a game from behind for the first time in over two years and trying to get my head around winning back to back victories for the first time this […]

Guest Blog: Laurent Blanc To Become The Next Newcastle Manager?

Posted January 8th, 2013 by ToonBano | 219 Comments

Many thanks to “ToonBano” from the Toon blog for his fifth guest blog here – wt. Apologies for the sensationalist headline but bear with me there’s a point to it. My patience with Alan Pardew has been down to a thread for most of this season (just have a little look in my archive […]

Our Christmas of horror begins! Newcastle United vs Machester City match preview

Posted December 14th, 2012 by workyticket | 8 Comments

Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle. Date: Sat 15th December, 2012. Kick off: 12.45pm. Referee: Andre Marriner (W.Mids). UK TV: Sky Sports 2. Newcastle United’s Christmas of horror begins with a visit from last season’s Premier League champions, and the only club whose name sounds like a Gay night at Rockshots, Man City. As you may […]

Craven for a win! Fulham vs Newcastle United in depth match preview

Posted December 10th, 2012 by workyticket | 179 Comments

Venue: Craven Cottage, London. Date: 10th December 2012. Kick off: 8:00pm. Referee: Lee Mason. UK TV: None. After an much needed win and a much needed change in tactics in our last Premiership game against Wigan, we now find ourselves facing Fulham away, a team who despite a recent lack of form can be very […]

Guest Blog: Wigan Victory Makes a Mockery of This Season’s Excuses…

Posted December 5th, 2012 by ToonBano | 22 Comments

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a guest blog this time! Many thanks to “ToonBano” from the Toon blog for his thoughts – wt. What a relief. NUFC have stopped the rot of 4 straight defeats, got a clean sheet and scored three well worked goals in the 3-0 victory over Wigan. What is even […]

Newcastle United vs Wigan Athletic full match video, highlights and interviews

Posted December 4th, 2012 by workyticket | 25 Comments

Newcastle United vs Wigan Athletic full match video. Newcastle United vs Wigan highlights.