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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 […]

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 […]

Bring On The Purples: Newcastle United’s Transfer Policy Explained

Posted February 11th, 2013 by FarmerG | 126 Comments

It seems a lifetime since signings like Michael Owen and Mark Viduka wore the black and white. Declining, injury prone and nearly always overpriced; these marquee players from the Shepherd era were one of the main reasons we were relegated  at the beginning of Ashley’s reign. On massive wages and having already achieved something notable […]

Pardew to be Visited by Three Ghost Ex-Managers on Christmas Eve? (Hopefully)

Posted December 24th, 2012 by ToonBano | 52 Comments

Many thanks to “ToonBano” from the Toon blog for his fourth guest blog here – wt. As we managed to fall over the line to a 1-0 ‘win’ over QPR its got to be said that was one of the worst games of football I have ever seen in my whole life. Which was […]

NUFC have taken one step forward then two steps back under Pardew

Posted December 12th, 2012 by ToonBano | 78 Comments

Many thanks to “ToonBano” from the Toon blog for his second guest blog here – wt. Today is the two year anniversary of Alan Pardew’s very first game as NUFC manager, when we defeated Liverpool 3-1 thanks to goals from Kevin Nolan, Joey Barton and Andy Carroll. Just looking at the goal scorers that […]

Five Newcastle United players make a stand over Israel

Posted December 1st, 2012 by workyticket | 127 Comments

62 players from 37 clubs around the world have called on UEFA chief Michel Platini to strip Israel of their right to host the UEFA Under-21 European Championship in solidarity with the people of Gaza after the recent killings by Israel of over 100 Palestinians in the Gaza strip. Of the 62, five Newcastle United […]

Magpie magic or Belgian bombshell? Club Brugge vs Newcastle United match preview

Posted November 8th, 2012 by workyticket | 7 Comments

Venue: Jan Breydel Stadium, Bruges. Date: Thursday, 8th November. Kick off: 6:00pm Referee: L. Banti‎. UK TV: ESPN. Well, alot has happened in the world of Club Brugge since since our 1-0 victory against them at St James’ Park two weeks ago. Back in those dim and distant days, their manager was Georges “Mack the […]

Newcastle United v Club Brugge Europa League match banter!

Posted October 25th, 2012 by workyticket | 91 Comments

Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle. Date: Thursday, 25th Oct. Kick off: 8:05pm Referee: Martin Hansson. UK TV: ESPN. Hello, good evening and welcome to our “match banter” feature for this evening’s Europa League game at St James’ Park with Belgian table toppers, Club Brugge. For some in depth information on the visitors, as well as […]

And here come the Belgians! Newcastle United v Club Brugge match preview

Posted October 25th, 2012 by workyticket | 11 Comments

Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle. Date: Thursday, 25th Oct. Kick off: 8:05pm Referee: Martin Hansson. UK TV: ESPN. Brugge come to St James’ Park this evening as leaders of the Belgian Pro League, though on the back of a fairly heavy 4-1 defeat against Oud-Heverlee Leuven (the home of “Stella Artois” beer). However, this was […]