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End of the ‘naughties’ for Newcastle? – Happy New Decade from

December 31st, 2009 | 46 Comments |

Howay the New Year!
Howay the New Year!
This time ten years ago, we were staring into a brand new millenium and the late great Sir Bobby Robson was halfway through the first season of his popular reign as manager at Newcastle United. The slightly uninspiring capture of Diego Gavilan was the only January transfer that Robson made and the little Paraguayan never made the impact he would have hoped for at St James’. Sir Bobby, conversely, went on to create one of the most exciting sides of a Toon generation.

Despite falling short as Keegan had done back in the ’90s, with his wealth of experience, Robson played a brand of football that the supporters could once again get behind. And the football wasn’t just good to watch but effective as we flirted with European and domestic success. But of course, the end of his reign was somewhat soured by it’s nature as many fans welcomed the decision feeling he’d lost the dressing room, and he was unceremoniously dumped by Freddy Shepherd.

2000 actually saw Robson get rid of one of our most infamous and old-fashioned bad-boys, Duncan Ferguson, but the new millenium brought the advent of a new type of bad-boy. The ‘noughties’ became the decade of the ‘naughties’ as Robson built his side around ‘bling boys’, such as the likes of Keiron Dyer, Jermaine Jenas, Titus Bramble and Craig Bellamy. (more…)

Mag on the run!

September 19th, 2009 | 8 Comments |

One Great North Run wasn't enough (apparently).
One Great North Run wasn't enough (apparently).
Calling all generous Toon fans! Actually, before I go any further, I’d just like to say that I’ve been bowled over by the support I’ve received so far via my sponsor page. Most of the donations have come from supporters on blogs such as this and many from non-NUFC fans and to be honest it’s been pretty touching.

Anyway, here’s a brief update – I’ve raised a good amount so far but I need more!

Here’s another update – My knee is knackered. I’ve potentially ruptured the ligaments in my left knee playing against the Mackems from Houghton Town but I need to wait for the swelling to go down before I have a scan. Nevertheless, I’m doing this.

See here for the ironic background to last year’s run and my determination not to let football get in the way of this special event. Will I ever grow up? (that was my mam and the better half’s question, not mine). (more…)

Welcome to our NUFC ‘blog!

June 1st, 2009 | 10 Comments |

kevin_keegan_wagWelcome to our new Newcastle United Blog, we hope that you enjoy it.

Our aim is simple, to provide different views on Newcastle United Football Club, and build a community of Toon supporters. We will be featuring articles from several different contributors, and over time, we hope to implement many new features into this site. The ‘blogs will vary, including news on recent developments at the club, articles on the history and tradition of Newcastle United, and other aspects of NUFC too. We would love to hear your suggestions for future improvements to the site. (more…)