Archive for the ‘Workyticket’ Category

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

Posted October 22nd, 2014 by workyticket | 3 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 | 21 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 [...]

Manchester United vs Newcastle United preview and match banter!

Posted December 7th, 2013 by workyticket | 72 Comments

Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester. Date: Sat 7th Dec, 2013. Kick off: 12.45pm. Referee: Andre Marriner. UK TV: BT Sport. Well both teams go into this one still reeling from defeats in midweek. For the Magpies, Alan Pardew’s four game winning streak was brought to a shuddering halt after a tactical masterclass in adversity from Swansea’s [...]

Swansea City vs Newcastle United match banter!

Posted December 4th, 2013 by workyticket | 128 Comments

Venue: Liberty Stadium, Swansea. Date: Wed 4th Dec, 2013. Kick off: 7.45pm. Referee: Howard Webb. UK TV: BT Sport. Hello, good evening and welcome to our latest ‘match banter’ feature for this evening’s game against Swansea City at their place. Poor old Swansea haven’t had much luck recently. Amongst other things they have been the [...]

Newcastle United v West Bromwich Albion mega preview and match banter!

Posted November 30th, 2013 by workyticket | 95 Comments

Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle. Date: Sat 30th Nov, 2013. Kick off: 5.30pm. Referee: Phil Dowd. UK TV: Sky Sports 1. Could we be celebrating four wins in a row this evening? If the Magpies do manage to wrestle a juicy three point worm from the Throstles at tea time, it would be the first [...]

This ridiculous Cisse farce has been going on for too long now

Posted November 26th, 2013 by workyticket | 114 Comments

In case you missed it, Papiss Cisse had yet another perfectly good goal ruled out as offside against Norwich on Saturday, yet another linesman seemingly judging Cisse on his reputation, rather than what he could actually see. Luckily for Newcastle United, they still won 2-1 and got the three points so all was well that [...]