Archive for the ‘Demba Ba’ Category

Pardew: We can’t compete with financial strength of Southampton

Posted August 7th, 2013 by workyticket | 157 Comments

Speaking in his latest interview, Alan Pardew has been getting his latest round of excuses in before the season starts, saying that Newcastle United might find it difficult to replicate 2012’s fifth placed finish in the Premier League because he hasn’t replaced Demba Ba, and the club simply can’t compete with the financial strength of […]

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 […]

Who have been Newcastle United’s most lethal Premiership strikers? Here’s the answer…

Posted June 27th, 2013 by workyticket | 51 Comments

Below is a table comparing the main statistics of all of Newcastle United’s main strikers who have played in the Hughton / Pardew years. There are six, Shola Ameobi, Peter Lovenkrands, Andy Carroll, Leon Best, Demba Ba and most recently of course, Papiss Cisse. Please note that this is for Premier League games only. Championship […]

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 […]

Guest Blog: Has Alan Pardew Finally Seen the Light?

Posted February 8th, 2013 by ToonBano | 48 Comments

Many thanks to “ToonBano” from the Toon blog for his sixth guest blog here – wt. As I get over the shock of actually winning a game from behind for the first time in over two years and trying to get my head around winning back to back victories for the first time this […]

Newcastle United vs Chelsea match banter!

Posted February 2nd, 2013 by workyticket | 102 Comments

Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle. Date: Sat 2nd February, 2013. Kick off: 3.00pm. Referee: Howard Webb. UK TV: None. Despite the fact that Chelsea are currently third in the league and we are lowly fifteenth, there have been distinct signs of hope for a draw amongst quite a few fans, and also Alan Pardew, for […]

Newcastle United vs Everton match banter!

Posted January 2nd, 2013 by workyticket | 153 Comments

Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle. Date: Weds 2nd January, 2013. Kick off: 8.00pm. Referee: Martin Atkinson (Yorks). UK TV: Sky Sports. Hello, good evening and welcome to our “match banter” for this evening’s game against Everton at St James’ Park. Of course, this will be our first game of 2013, and the last of what […]

Newcastle United vs Queens Park Rangers Christmas match banter!

Posted December 22nd, 2012 by workyticket | 69 Comments

Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle. Date: Sat 22nd December, 2012. Kick off: 3.00pm. Referee: Kevin Friend (Leics). UK TV: None. Hello good afternoon and welcome to this extra special Christmas match banter for Newcastle United’s home match with the “R’s” of Queens Park Rangers. To say that this was an important game for Alan Pardew […]

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], […]

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 […]