Archive for the ‘NUFC Team Spirit & Attitude’ Category

Dressing room rift or merely a population shift?

Posted October 11th, 2013 by Hugh de Payen | 99 Comments

What is it with Newcastle? First there is the Cabaye debacle and then there are constant mutterings about a rift in the dressing room. One of the French contingent, Mathieu Debuchy denied any rift of course, saying: “It’s true that in the dressing room we talk a lot in French. We have a big group […]

Pardew defends “inexperienced” and “overmotivated” players

Posted May 4th, 2013 by workyticket | 12 Comments

In his latest defence of his French players, this time against alleged criticism in the media, Alan Pardew’s continued with his latest “inexperience” offensive, which seems to have replaced injuries and Europa League fixtures as his main explaination for Newcastle United’s poor form, which now has the club in a relegation dogfight. Seemingly relishing the […]

Why Shearer is right, and wrong about Ashley’s lack of investment

Posted December 18th, 2012 by workyticket | 42 Comments

Writing in his column for the Sun, Alan Shearer has laid the blame squarely at the door of Mike Ashley for the Newcastle United’s current lack of form. “Newcastle missed a huge opportunity in the summer” he began, continuing: “Having punched above their weight last season and almost made it into the top four [sic], […]

Pardew’s double-edged “praise” for Hughton in patronising lecture to fans…

Posted September 23rd, 2012 by workyticket | 15 Comments

With today’s game against Norwich City seeing Alan Pardew’s predecessor, Chris Hughton, returning to St James’ Park for the first time since his sacking in December 2010, there has been far more of the usual pre match words from the managers on both sides. On the Pardew side, amongst other things, he has been anxious […]

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 […]

Santon’s English love story: His latest full interview with CalcioMercato [In English]

Posted July 25th, 2012 by workyticket | 83 Comments

Davide Santon has given another fairly extensive interview for the Italian CalcioMercato.com (Football Market), which was published on Monday. When I saw how snippets of it had been taken out of context elsewhere (as is usually the case with such interviews), with even the title of the original interview suggesting that the young wing back […]

Newcastle United “Player of the Season” Vote: 1) Defenders / Utility Players

Posted May 15th, 2012 by CLiNT FLiCK | 24 Comments

As we have reached the season’s end, I’m going to jump in and do a little assessment of the players, culminating in a vote for your Newcastle United “Player of the season”. There have been quite a few stand out performers and stand out performances this term. Some were almost anticipated, others almost definitely weren’t. […]

Players have us ahead of schedule, says Pardew

Posted April 5th, 2012 by Hugh de Payen | 34 Comments

Alan Pardew says Newcastle United are a year ahead of plan in being in contention for a European place this season. Pardew also talks about some of the ‘problems’ that need to be overcome to compete in the Europa League. Much has been said in the past about 5-year plans for our club, although I’ve […]

Newcastle United vs Everton – What the managers are saying…

Posted November 5th, 2011 by workyticket | 3 Comments

Welcome to our usual round up of what the managers have been saying in the run up to this afternoon’s home game against Everton. For a detailed preview of the match with stats, team news, match details, thoughts on the upcoming game etc, please check out our comprehensive match preview. We will also be posting […]

Llambias integral to team spirit, says Taylor

Posted October 31st, 2011 by Hugh de Payen | 16 Comments

Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor talks about the excellent team spirit at the club, including good relationships all the way up the hierarchy. I was alarmed to see a headline in The Telegraph that said ‘Newcastle have Europe in their sights’. Admittedly the author of the article intimated that European football is more likely in […]