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Is this the reason for Ayoze Perez’s improved form last season?

June 3rd, 2019 | No Comments |

Ayoze Perez with match ball
Perez after his first Toon hat-trick.
Like Brexit has distracted most people in the UK from other political issues, so talk of a certain takeover has dominated the minds of we Toon fans in recent weeks, including the stories in this ‘blog. However, in this piece I mean to put that right by concentrating on the notable improvement in form of Ayoze Perez in the latter part of last season, and why this might be.

To get straight to the point, until last season, Perez hardly ever played right wing in a Newcastle United shirt, he was primarily a second striker, occasionally filling in as a centre forward or left winger as needs must in a threadbare Ashley squad.

However, since around December of 2018, Rafa Benitez switched him to a new position on the right of a cosy threesome nestling behind Salomon Rondon and whilst his assist stats haven’t really changed, his goal stats have been transformed from mediocrity to world class levels. (more…)


Top ten facts and stats to know about Wigan Athletic.

October 15th, 2010 | 47 Comments |

A warm welcome to Wigan FC.
A warm welcome to Wigan FC.
It’s a welcome return to the Premier League this weekend following England’s dismal display against Montenegro, and with the return to club football comes the return of the Top Ten’s of United’s next opposition. This time it’s Wigan Athletic.

United head into the game looking to find some home form following frustrating defeats to Blackpool and Stoke City. If Chris Hughton reads these important facts it might give him the tactical edge over Mr Martinez in the Wigan dug out. You never know eh?

1. There isn’t much of a history between the two sides, with only 11 meetings between the two clubs, nine of which have been since Wigan’s promotion to the Premier League in 2005. And its The Latics who hold the better head-to-head record with five wins compared our four. Newcastle fans can, hopefully, take confidence from the fact that Wigan have yet to record a victory at Newcastle with United winning three and drawing two of the matches at St James’ Park. (more…)


Top ten facts and stats to know about Manchester City.

October 2nd, 2010 | 59 Comments |

manchestercity First off I would like to say sorry to anyone who reads the top ten pieces after I unfortunately had to miss the last two games.

But today it returns, and just in time for the trip to Manchester City and is, as ever, jam packed with totally useless pub quiz facts about meeting between the two clubs for you to cast your eyes over.

1 – There is no better place to begin than looking at the record between the two clubs. From 162 competitive meetings between the two sides United have won 70, City have won 54 whilst there has been 38 draws between the two sides.

Newcastle have not won in any of the last seven meetings between the two sides, with Micheal Owen netting his first goal for the club in our last victory at St James’ Park way back in 2005. United’s last win at City was way back in 2001/02 with a certain Alan Shearer scoring the only goal, which means that it has now been 17 visits since we returned home with 3 points. (more…)