Archive for category: Michael Chopra.

Former Magpies star wants Saudis to give Bruce the Chop

June 5th, 2020 | One Comment |

Bruce and Chopra
Bruce and Chopra: No love lost.
Ex-Newcastle United forward Michael Chopra insists current Magpies boss Steve Bruce doesn’t play football “the Newcastle way” as he urges the club to bring back Rafael Benitez.

Despite keeping the Magpies safe in mid-table like his predecessor, getting into the quarter finals of the FA Cup before football was so rudely interrupted as well as getting some positive results against big clubs, such as home wins over Manchester United and Chelsea in the Premier League, North-East born Bruce still hasn’t managed to win over the Newcastle faithful this season with his defensive style. (more…)

Will Magpies attack high flying Bluebirds at home?

February 5th, 2010 | 54 Comments |

Bluebirds flying into Toon!
Bluebirds flying into Toon!
With the disappointing performance against Leicester City behind us, we now look forward to the visit to St James Park of the second highest scorers in the Championship, and the team with the highest amount of away wins – Cardif City.

So, with David Jones’s men banging them in the net for fun up against the best defence in the league, let’s hope they dont just cancel each other out. Let’s face it, the team need to go for the home win and they’re not going to do that playing as negatively as they did last weekend. Hopefully Chris Hughton has learnt something from our last performance and will employ a much more positive approach this evening. I can’t remember when we last played on a Friday evening, but hopefully there will be a good atmosphere. Cardiff have sold their entire allocation and looking at their boards, it seems most of their fans are going to make a weekend of it up in Newcastle.

On the Magpies team news, apparently Simpson, Gutierrez and Ameobi are all fit and available for this game – with the only players still out with injury being Joey Barton, Steven Taylor and Jose Enrique. It will be great to see some of the new signings get a game and hopefully Best, the former Coventry striker and Wayne Routledge will add a bit of pace and fire power. (more…)