Archive for the ‘Jonas Gutierrez’ Category

Cisse gets a real winger to break his scoring duck at last

Posted September 26th, 2013 by workyticket | 71 Comments

My latest blog at is now up! Now entitled “Left-field selection Sammy Ameobi helps Papiss Cisse break his Newcastle scoring duck,” it orignally had the same title as this piece until a sub-editor got his or her hands on it. Thankfully though, they seem to have left the story intact this time, apart from […]

Pardew pooh-poohs Gutierrez’s talk of lazy training sessions

Posted August 5th, 2013 by workyticket | 39 Comments

After Jonas Gutierrez publically criticised Newcastle United’s lack of intensity in their training sessions last season, Alan Pardew went away for a while, had a think, and has decided that both his staff and himself “need to be honest about it” and admit that mistakes were made. He then goes on to suggest that Gutierrez […]

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 […]

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 […]

Can Newcastle cope without Ba and Cisse? – An alternative eleven.

Posted September 3rd, 2012 by NewcastleStats | 24 Comments

Following the departures of Leon Best and Peter Lovenkrands Newcastle United have only three recognised strikers in our 12/13 squad – fact. A much documented lack of transfer activity has left countless Geordies despondent with the size of our squad entering a hectic season, yearning for the signature of a new striker. The biggest worry […]

Chelsea Vs Newcastle United Match Preview

Posted August 24th, 2012 by Jimbob | 129 Comments

Venue: Stamford Bridge, London. Date: Saturday 25th August, 2012. Kick-Off: 5:30pm. Referee: Phil Dowd. UK TV: ESPN / HD. Roberto Di Matteo’s Chelsea await the Magpies this Saturday, as Newcastle United return to Premier League action in the capital for another live ESPN scheduled encounter. Alan Pardew will look to build on last weeks 2-1 […]

Newcastle United 2011 / 2012 Season Review – Part Two – Conclusion.

Posted May 18th, 2012 by Jimbob | 22 Comments

NUFC Season Review – Part One. Following on from part one of Newcastle United’s 2011 / 2012 season review, we begin at the start of the new year with a home tie against Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United. January – Man Utd humbled / A Nightmare at the Cottage / The new number nine… A […]

Newcastle United 2011 / 2012 Season Review – Part One

Posted May 18th, 2012 by Jimbob | 9 Comments

NUFC Season Review – Part Two. The end of the season is finally upon us. A season in which defied all expectations. A season where even the most optimistic of Toon fans would have struggled to predict what would be. Newcastle United gate-crashed the top six, and also knocked on the door of the Premier […]