Archive for the ‘NUFC fans’ Category

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 […]

Sunderland vs Newcastle United mega match preview

Posted October 26th, 2013 by workyticket | 17 Comments

Venue: Stadium of Blight, Blunderland. Date: Sun 27th Oct, 2013. Kick off: 1.30pm. Referee: Lee Probert. UK TV: Sky Sports. “They’re an odd lot let me tell you; ideas above their station yet supporting a team who are nothing more than a hindrance even when at their best under Peter Reid.” Wrote Sir Alex Grumpyface […]

Who is right? Patronising Pardew or revolting, self destructive fans?

Posted October 18th, 2013 by workyticket | 13 Comments

As many of you will be aware, a motley collection of fan groups angered by Mike Ashley’s mismanagement, repeated dishonesty, a perceived lack of ambition and Newcastle United’s general underperformance on the pitch will be on the march before Saturday’s early kick-off against Liverpool. On the other side, Alan Pardew in his recent interview with […]

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, […]

Newcastle United board say trying for a cup would risk relegation

Posted September 28th, 2013 by workyticket | 17 Comments

Ladies and Gentlemen, my latest piece on is now up! Once again, the Metro’s trainee headline writers and sub-editors have been at it to ensure it gets as few a readers as possible but never mind! It’s now entitled “Newcastle’s lack of ambition in the cups is a slap in the face for the […]

Toon fans! If you want to protest, here’s what you should know

Posted September 9th, 2013 by workyticket | 45 Comments

Newcastle United fans are revolting! However, writing as someone who used to be an protester and fundraiser myself in the past, not over Newcastle United but over causes such as civil liberties, racism and the like, from what I have read and seen of Newcastle United fans’ planned protests so far, the chances of success […]

Pardew tries World Cup blackmail with Cabaye

Posted September 6th, 2013 by workyticket | 120 Comments

In the latest chapter in the Yohan Cabaye saga, Alan Pardew has been speaking further on what he calls “the situation” with the French midfielder. Despite a constant campaign of innuendo against the French midfielder, and ably assisted by his friends in the local media, he still steadfastly refuses to mention whether the player actually […]

‘Straight talking’ Toon fans vent their spleens on Wonga…

Posted September 4th, 2013 by workyticket | 82 Comments

As some of you regular readers may recall, I posted this blog a few days ago, asking readers for their views on 1. The Yohan Cabaye transfer situation and 2. Wonga’s sponsorship of Newcastle United now that the season has started. I compiled the results into two seprate pieces for my blog on and […]

Toon fans give their thoughts on Cabaye

Posted September 1st, 2013 by workyticket | 91 Comments

It was disappointing yet sadly predictable to see some fans at St James’ Park booing Yohan Cabaye on his to action on Saturday, even though they still didn’t know the exact reasons for his absence from Newcastle United’s first two Premier League games. But now I’ve got that off my chest, it’s time to tell […]

Cabaye and Wonga: I need your views for

Posted August 30th, 2013 by workyticket | 65 Comments

As some of you already know, I am currently the Newcastle United blogger for, the website for the free newspaper distributed in London and several other major cities throughout the UK. This time, I want to prepare two pieces for my Metro blog with your views. The first will be to reflect the views […]