Posts Tagged ‘Europa League’

S.L. Benfica – A complete guide for Geordies (part two)

Posted April 2nd, 2013 by workyticket | 45 Comments

With the Newcastle United being drawn against footballing aristocrats Benfica for their Europa League quarter final on Thursday, here is part two of my guide to Benfica. In part one, I took a look at some aspects of Benfica’s history, including it’s links to Newcastle United and the North East in general. In this one, [...]

S.L. Benfica – A complete guide for Geordies (part one)

Posted March 29th, 2013 by workyticket | 7 Comments

As Newcastle United’s next Europa League opponents are the Portuguese footballing aristocrats of Benfica, I have been inspired to write a two part guide to the club. In this first part, I will taking a brief look at the history of the club, as well as taking a look at the links between Benfica, Newcastle [...]

We are the loyalest football supporters? Not in the Europa League apparently

Posted March 6th, 2013 by workyticket | 15 Comments

“♫ For we’re the loyalest football supporters, the world has ever had… ♫” So goes the terrace chant much favoured by we Newcastle United fans. However as you can see below, the attendance figures for this season’s Europa League could be calling that proud boast into question. As you can see below, Newcastle United’s home [...]

Who is right on Europe, Pardew or Laudrup?

Posted March 5th, 2013 by workyticket | 43 Comments

Speaking in recent interview on Swansea City’s Europa League campaign next season, Chairman Huw Jenkins knocked Europa League knockers such as Alan Pardew, who has frequently used midweek European competition as an excuse for his poor League form this season (amongst other things), with Jenkins dismissing such talk as “rubbish.” Meanwhile his manager, Michael Laudrup, [...]

Newcastle United vs Metalist Kharkiv match banter!

Posted February 14th, 2013 by workyticket | 131 Comments

Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle. Date: Thurs 14th February, 2013. Kick off: 8.05pm. Referee: Harald Hagen (Norway). UK TV: ESPN. Hello, good evening and welcome to our “match banter” feature for this evening’s Europa League game against Ukraine’s Metalist Karkiv. As you may know already Metalist are a pretty strong team who are genarally regarded [...]

Does Pardew Know What He’s Doing Part II: Playing the Blame Game

Posted January 22nd, 2013 by FarmerG | 71 Comments

It’s time for the long awaited second installment of this series looking at Alan Pardew’s role at the club, and if he know what he’s doing? (Hence the title). Because of recent events, I have decided to do a piece on his tendency to blame all and sundry other than himself for some disappointing performances this season [...]

Does Pardew Know What He’s Doing? Part 1: Transfers

Posted January 6th, 2013 by FarmerG | 110 Comments

Alright, I’m “FarmerG” and this is my NUFCBlog debut post. I’m going to start with a biggy; so big in fact that I’m going to split it up into bite size chunks for your digestion. Basically, this series of blogs will investigate NUFC head honcho Alan Scott Pardew’s role at the club, delving deep into the important issues surrounding the clubs [...]

Metalist Kharkiv: A guide for Alan Pardew (and the rest of us)

Posted December 21st, 2012 by workyticket | 33 Comments

With the news that Newcastle United will be facing Metalist Kharkiv over two legs in the the next round of our Europa League campaign, I thought it might be a good idea to probe this side from the north east of Ukraine. Going on what Alan Pardew said when he was interviewed about the draw, [...]

Pardew blames disappointing youngsters, pitch and qualification for Bordeaux bombshell

Posted December 7th, 2012 by workyticket | 83 Comments

Speaking after Newcastle United’s 2-0 capitulation to Bordeaux in their last Europa League Group D game, Alan Pardew blamed the fact that the side had already qualified for the next round, Bordeaux’s pitch and some disappointing performances for the younger players he fielded for the defeat. Pardew wailed: “Yeah, I was a bit disappointed really. [...]

And here come the Belgians! Newcastle United v Club Brugge match preview

Posted October 25th, 2012 by workyticket | 11 Comments

Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle. Date: Thursday, 25th Oct. Kick off: 8:05pm Referee: Martin Hansson. UK TV: ESPN. Brugge come to St James’ Park this evening as leaders of the Belgian Pro League, though on the back of a fairly heavy 4-1 defeat against Oud-Heverlee Leuven (the home of “Stella Artois” beer). However, this was [...]