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Pardew blames big name injuries for Cardiff capitulation, and Debuchy throws toys again

August 12th, 2012 | 16 Comments |

Cardiff City v Newcastle United match highlights.

Speaking in his post match interview after Newcastle United’s abject 4-1 capitulation to the Bluebirds Red Dragons of Cardiff, Alan Pardew blamed injuries to top players for the defeat.

In a fairly confusing message from the Grey Gaffer, he also blamed the attitude of the squad because they thought they should have brought the big names, (presumably Ba and Cisse who both missed the trip) even though they were carrying knocks. However, you can listen for yourselves in the video above. (more…)

Monkey hanger massacre! Hartlepool v Newcastle United highlights, post-match interview, report

August 8th, 2012 | 101 Comments |

Highlights from yesterday evening’s monkey hanger massacre at Victoria Park. There are also some other highlights here.

Hartlepool United were trounced 5-1 with Shola Ameobi opening the account for Newcastle after only 3 minutes, latching on to an irresistable low cross right across the face of the Hartlepool goal by new lad, Romain Amalfitano. Sadly though, the big lad picked up some kind of knock just before half time and was out of the game for the second half. (more…)

ADO Den Haag vs Newcastle United match highlights

August 4th, 2012 | 84 Comments |

Highlights (if that’s the right word) from today’s 0-0 with Den Haag at the Kyocera Stadium in the Hague.

It was something of a lacklustre performance from the Magpies against a Dutch side who were about the equivalent of a middle ranking Championship side over here. It was once again a return to Pardew’s “back to basics” 4-4-2 style of early last season rather than the Pardiola 4-3-3 / 4-3-2-1 of later in the season, with Ba and Cisse as the two big lads up front. The other big lad, Shola, came on to join the party later, and the Fenham Eusebio did indeed have the ball in the back of the net at one stage, though sadly, it was judged to be offside.

The definite lowlight was the monkey chanting from Den Haag fans at Papiss Cisse as he had a word with the referee.

Team sheets (more…)

Why tomorrow’s Chemnitzer friendly may not be so friendly

July 12th, 2012 | 57 Comments |

Chemnitzer Fans.
Chemnitzer Fans.
Dear reader, I realise that I’m probably setting myself up for a fall with this piece.

Actually, I sincerely hope that I am, just as the BBCs “Panorama” programme did when they screened a documentary about racism in Polish and Ukrainian football on the eve of the recent European Championships. However, I feel that even if things do go well in the first of Newcastle United’s first pre season friendlies tomorrow evening against Saxon third division side, Chemnitzer FC, it was an extremely foolish decision to arrange it against a team with such an awful reputatiion for overt racism with it’s fans, and even it’s security staff (see below) with several black and / or Muslim players in the current Newcastle United side. One thing’s for sure, there certainly won’t be the same kind of policing that there was at the above mentioned European Championships when the game takes place.

Saxon lower league sides are one of the largest hotbeds of neo-nazi activity in the whole of football, and Chemnitzer FC are one of the worst. As you will see below, sometimes the behaviour of a very vocal and violent group of their fans can go far beyond the usual monkey chanting and so on. But first, here’s an extract from a 2010 report by the European Forum for Migration Studies (EFMS). On German lower league football in general, especially amateur sides such as Chemnitzer, they write: (more…)

Probing Newcastle United’s 2012/13 fixture list (and the Europa League)

June 18th, 2012 | 23 Comments |

The Premiership fixture nerve centre today.
The Premiership fixture nerve centre today.
Well, the Premier League fixture list was released this morning, with Newcastle once again taking on the might of North London in our opening fixture.

Last time it was Arsenal at home in our opening fixture, but this time the Magpies will be greeting Tottenham at St James’ Park on the 18th August. Tottenham, of course, drew 2-2 in the corresponding home fixture at St James’ Park last season, with our opening game against the other North London titans ending as a 0-0 draw. The London theme will continue after that with the Magpies making the trip to West London’s Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea in their second Premiership game of the season.

Other salient points include the fact that the Magpies will be playing no less than a visit from Chris Hughton’s turkey pluckers of Norwich on the 22nd September. Another point of interest is the games taking place during yet another African Cup of Nations, which will be taking place for a second year on succession. This time the competition will be taking place in South Africa between 19 January and 10 February. This will almost certainly see us without key players, Demba Ba, Papiss Cisse and Cheick Tiote, if indeed they are still at the club by that time! Hopefully, the unstoppable force that is Shola Ameobi will be inexplicably passed over by Nigeria once again for this competition. (more…)