Archive for the ‘Workyticket’ Category

Will John Carver be told who to play at Newcastle United?

Posted February 5th, 2015 by workyticket | 363 Comments

By his own admission, Rangers’ current caretaker head coach, Kenny McDowall, has been told not only that he has no say in the players they sign, but also that he will only have a limited input into team selection too. According to McDowall himself, he has been ordered by Mike Ashley and his henchman at […]

Why Ashley leaving Toon for the Champions League with Rangers is nonsense

Posted January 27th, 2015 by workyticket | 32 Comments

With Mike Ashley’s recent attempts to take over at Rangers, and specifically his problems with the Scottish FA for having an interest in both clubs, it has often been said recently that Mike Ashley would be willing to leave Newcastle United so he can take over Rangers completely. There have been several hypotheses put forward […]

Newcastle United and one of the greatest blunders in football history

Posted January 8th, 2015 by workyticket | 64 Comments

There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat, And we must take the current when it serves, Or lose our ventures. Said […]

How Alan Pardew’s return to route one is saving Newcastle United’s season

Posted November 3rd, 2014 by workyticket | 155 Comments

You don’t even have to be a Newcastle United fan to notice that Alan Pardew and Newcastle United have done very well in their last four games, all wins with three against top sides Tottenham, Manchester City and Liverpool. Credit where credit is due, Pardew and the team have gone some way at least to […]

Bashing the Bishop: Newcastle United, Derek Llambias and the Z-list PR guru

Posted October 22nd, 2014 by workyticket | 120 Comments

Most Newcastle United fans are now familiar with the sight of Newcastle United’s PR consultant, Keith Bishop, who seems to have become a permanent figure at the right hand side of Mike Ashley. But who is he? And how did Keith Bishop PR get the job despite being a small celebrity PR company that would […]

Is Ashley planning Udinese style selling club network at Newcastle, Rangers and Oldham?

Posted October 16th, 2014 by workyticket | 23 Comments

Is Mike Ashley using Giampaolo Pozzo’s selling club network of Udinese, Granada and Watford as a model for Newcastle United, Rangers and Oldham? To begin at the beginning though, let’s take a brief stroll down memory lane. In the aftermath of Kevin Keegan’s acrimonious departure from Newcastle United in 2008, an under fire Mike Ashley […]

Newcastle United vs Everton match banter!

Posted March 25th, 2014 by workyticket | 494 Comments

Date: Tues 25th March 2014. Time: 7:45pm. Venue: St James’ Park. Referee: Lee Mason. UK TV: None. Hello, good evening and welcome to our match banter for this evening’s game aginst Everton. Once again, miscreant manager Alan Pardew will be restrained in his Benton office, leaving assistant John Carver to handle things in the dugout […]

Norwich City vs Newcastle United match banter!

Posted January 28th, 2014 by workyticket | 588 Comments

Venue: Carrow Road, Norwich. Date: Tues 28th Dec, 2013. Kick off: 7.45pm. Referee: UK TV: None. Hello, good evening and welcome to my last match banter! Please forgive me if it doesn’t follow the usual script but this piece is really just a way of saying thankyou and farewell to everyone who has read and […]

Newcastle United vs Southampton match preview and banter!

Posted December 14th, 2013 by workyticket | 80 Comments

Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle. Date: Sat 14th Dec, 2013. Kick off: 3.00pm. Referee: Mike Jones. UK TV: None. Hello, good afternoon and welcome to my latest ‘match banter’ feature for this afternoon’s game against Southampton. This could be the last one for a while, if at all. I thought I’d do one last set […]

Mr.Average: What is Alan Pardew’s average season performance?

Posted December 13th, 2013 by workyticket | 20 Comments

The 9th December marked the third anniversary of Alan Pardew’s appointment as Newcastle United manager, with the 11th being the third anniversary of his first game in charge, a 3-1 victory over Kenny Dalglish’s Liverpool. So, bearing that in mind, I thought I would look at Pardew’s 113 Premier League games, crunch some numbers and […]