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How the Wilfried Bony to Newcastle United story started

March 26th, 2013 | 149 Comments |

NUFC Blog's latest blog on metro.co.uk is out now!
NUFC Blog’s latest piece on metro.co.uk is out now!
This is a fairly brief note to let you all know that my latest blog for Metro.co.uk is now published.

Entitled “How the Wilfried Bony to Newcastle United story started,” it takes a look at how a piece on this site extolling the virtues of Vitesse Arnhem’s prodigious striker eventually led (via the Telegraph) to a full blown Newcastle United transfer rumour which even incurred the wrath of Derek Llambias according to the Journal (which made my day incidentally).

It is not a rare occurence by any means, with so called journalists from virtually all the major media organs constantly taking their inspiration for specious transfer stories from the most unlikely sources, then trying to give them a veneer of respectabilty by using stock phrases such as “sources close to the club,” “it is understood that…” or whatever. (more…)


Nufcblog.org – Now flying the Toon flag on Metro.co.uk

January 11th, 2013 | 16 Comments |

Metro masthead.
NUFC Blog on Metro.co.uk - Don't miss all the fun!
In the latest development in NUFC Blog’s inexorable rise to world domination, we are now the official NUFC bloggers for Metro.co.uk, the free newspaper much read by tube and train travellers down in that London.

I will posting stories on there which will not available on here so keep checking it out and don’t forget to leave a comment and say hello! The first one is about Newcastle United’s January transfer window, and in it I look at a few players I have been observing who the Magpies should be pursuing, but who have been missed in by usual Toon gossip and speculation mongers. Other stories will be updated around once a week hopefully.

You can find the main page by following the link below, so don’t forget to save it in your favourites. I will also be putting a link to it in the sidebar of this site too.

NUFC Blog on Metro.co.uk. (more…)