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Newcastle United vs Leeds United match preview (and a few Yorkshireman jokes!)

September 24th, 2013 | 32 Comments |

Alan Pardew and Brian McDermott.
The men in black go into battle once again.
Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle.
Date: Weds 25th Sep, 2013.
Kick off: 7.45pm.
Referee: Mike Jones (Chester).
UK TV: None.

This game will see Alan Pardew taking on his Reading protege Brian McDermott once again. Of course, the last time they met as opponents was when McDermott was manager of Reading, and predictably, two of the great masters of “route one” football served up a festival of long balls with Reading eventually coming out as the 2-1 victors. McDermott’s latest side certainly aren’t setting the Championship table on fire right now though, being 13th with 11 points after 8 games.

Previous results.

Newcastle United and Leeds Uniteds last six games in all competitions (most recent first).

Team Results
Newcastle United L|W|W|W|D|L
Leeds United L|L|W|L|W|W

Team news. (more…)

The return of Agent Bruce! Newcastle United vs Hull City match preview

September 20th, 2013 | 32 Comments |

Steve Bruce.
Steve “Dreamboat” Bruce returns to SJP.
Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle United.
Date: Sat 21st Sep, 2013.
Kick off: 3.00pm.
Referee: Martin Atkinson (Bradford).
UK TV: None.

This week, the Magpies welcome Steve Bruce back to St James’ Park, this time with his promoted Hull City side.

After a long, long run of poor form, somehow, Alan Pardew goes into this game looking for his third Premier League victory in a row after two one goal victories over toothless Fulham and Aston Villa sides. The last time Pardew and Newcastle managed this feat was almost a year and a half ago back in April 2012. It was actually SIX victories in a row, over Norwich City, West Brom, Liverpool, Swansea City, Bolton Wanderers and finally, Stoke City. That was towards the end of the season when we finished fifth and it’s been pretty much downhill ever since! Here’s hoping we can get the same result as the last time Bruce was at St James’ Park. Of course, that time “Agent” Bruce brought his his Blunderland side to St James’ Park for a comprehensive 5-1 stuffing at the hands of Chris Hughton. (more…)

Aston Villa vs Newcastle United match preview and match banter!

September 14th, 2013 | 81 Comments |

Aston Villa v Newcastle United.
Hopefully, Benteke will stub his toe on the way to Villa Park!
Venue: Villa Park, Birmingham.
Date: Sat 14th Sep, 2013.
Kick off: 3.00pm.
Referee: Mike Dean.
UK TV: None.

The resumption of Premier League action after the International break see Newcastle United travelling to Birmingham’s Villa Park for this afternoon’s game against Aston Villa.

Previous results.

Newcastle United and Aston Villa come into this game at 12th and 13th in the Premier League respctively with 4 points to Newcastle United, and 3 to Aston Villa. Looking at their Premier League form so far this season, Aston Villa got off to an excellent start, convincingly beating Arsenal 3-1. However, this was followed by two successive defeats, 2-1 to Chelsea and 0-1 to Liverpool. Meanwhile, as you probably know, Newcastle’s results have been getting steadily better. After a 4-0 mauling by Manchester City in their opening game, this managed a 0-0 draw with West Ham, finally scraping 1-0 win against a toothless Fulham in their last game. (more…)

Newcastle United vs West Ham United match preview and match banter!

August 24th, 2013 | 119 Comments |

Newcastle United v West Ham United.
Pardew on probation.
Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle.
Date: Sat 24th Aug, 2013.
Kick off: 3.00pm.
Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffs).
UK TV: None.

Hello, good afternoon and welcome to our “match banter” for today’s first home fixture of the Premier League season, which sees the Magpies taking on Fat Sam’s West Ham.

Pardew on probation.

In Alan Pardew’s last 12 competitive games with Newcastle United, his record is Won 2, Drawn 3, Lost 7, Goals For 7, Goals against 26. With a record like that, the sharks should be circling, and I don’t mean the loan shark from Wronga, who, incidentally, will be staging their first Wronga “experience” at sunny St James’ Park today. One of their new half time pursuits for this season is called “Straight walking football,” where “two fans will race head to head through a course packed with obstacles to test their balance and skill. Whoever keeps their cool and finishes past Teenie and Tynie will take home £150″ (quote from the Hearts website). Think I’ll give that a miss next time I’m at St James’ Park. (more…)

Newcastle United fans give their thoughts on the coming season…

August 17th, 2013 | 65 Comments |

NUFC Blog on
NUFC Blog on
Ladies and Gentlemen, my latest blog on is now up!

Entitled “Toon season preview: The fans’ views” it is an addendum to my previous season preview on there.

In it, instead of my views, there are the views of several NUFC blog readers, all expressed within around 50-60 words. There are views from nufc bloggers Joe Sharpe, Tony Toon, GS, Pete Toon, Steve P, Joe Hawkins, Tunyc, Sampdiago and Dokky on what the current season might hold in store for Newcastle United and it is well worth a read, with views ranging from the cautiously optimistic to gloomy premonitions of impending catastrophe.

Hope you like it and many thanks to all of you who contributed! (more…)