Archive for category: Andy O’Brien.

Are Newcastle back in for Andy O’Brien?

June 25th, 2010 | 62 Comments |

O'Brien back for second spell?
O'Brien back for second spell?
Newcastle manager, Chris Hughton revealed yesterday that he had made tentative enquires regarding the purchase of Bolton defender, JLoyd Samuel, although an enquiry is all it was and no formal bid was tabled.

But there was also another revelation yesterday, and that was the fact the we have apparently enquired about ‘several’ Bolton players, with Andy O’Brien ‘thought’ to be one of the other players that had been enquired about as Hughton goes about trying to add to the squad before the Premier League season kicks off in August.

I said yesterday that I can see the logic in signing JLoyd Samuel. Granted he would only be a backup should anything happen to Jose Enrique, but it is still a backup player that we need. However, as far as this idea about re-signing old boy Andy O’Brien is concerned, I am struggling to come to terms with the logic for it and can’t for the life of me see why on earth we would need to sign him, especially when we have the likes of Tamas Kadar looking to make the step up to the first team in the near future. (more…)

Magpies modern classics – Arsenal 1-3 Newcastle.

May 21st, 2010 | 71 Comments |

Episode three of my series of modern memories takes us on a trip to the capital city and to Highbury, the former home of Arsenal. We had a shocking record of playing in London at the time and hadn’t won in the previous thirty visits to the capital, something that was to change that evening.

It was a night where we came out on top against a magnificent Arsenal team that featured the likes of Thierry Henry and Robert Pires in their pomp. (more…)