Archive for the ‘Poll’ Category

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 […]

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 […]

Papiss in our time?

Posted July 31st, 2013 by workyticket | 19 Comments

It seems there’s a grand conspiracy to make me look like a complete arse at the moment. Just before I finally had my most recent blog, “We’re still in the dark about Cisse and Wongagate” published on, Cisse came out and spoke for the first time on his war on Wonga, saying: “It has […]

Poll: Is Alan Pardew right to claim he’s “almost an adopted Geordie?”

Posted July 13th, 2013 by workyticket | 54 Comments

In his recent interview on Radio Newcastle’s “Total Sport,” Alan Pardew informed listeners of the show that like figures such as Kevin Keegan before him, he is now “almost an adopted Geordie, trust me.” In the same interview, he also reassured all the Geordies who have taken him to their hearts that he still has […]

And the NUFC Blog player of the season is…

Posted July 9th, 2013 by workyticket | 95 Comments

Well, 1732 of you voted at the time of writing, and for the second time in a row NUFC Blog’s player of the season is (drumroll): Fabricio Coloccini! He beat off Tim Krul into second for the second time in a row too, with Davide Santon replacing Yohan Cabaye on the bottom siep of the […]

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 […]

Probing Pardew’s four French fancies: 1. Yoan Gouffran

Posted January 28th, 2013 by workyticket | 29 Comments

Hello and welcome to the first in my series where I shall be probing the latest batch of French fancies picked up on Graham Carr’s Eurostar shopping trips to Lille. I will be looking at the latest four signings in no particular order, who were Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Yoan Gouffran, Massadio Haïdara and Moussa Sissoko. There […]

Guest Blog: Evening Chronicle Misrepresented 56% of Fans New Survey Reveals

Posted December 19th, 2012 by ToonBano | 63 Comments

Many thanks to “ToonBano” from the Toon blog for his third guest blog here – wt. A couple of weeks ago, the Evening Chronicle asked fans to take part in what they called ‘The Big Toon Survey’ on how they felt about Newcastle United’s season thus far. Many fans did as they saw it […]

Is Alan Pardew really backed by 95% of Newcastle United fans? [Poll]

Posted December 13th, 2012 by workyticket | 53 Comments

“Alan Pardew backed by 95% of fans Chronicle poll reveals” wrote the Chronicle. This staggering revelation would give Toon’s Silver Supremo the same kind of popularity as Kevin Keegan in the heyday of his “Entertainers” side, or Bobby Robson when Newcastle United were once again a top four side who were competing in the Champions […]