Is the grass always greener ?

Happy new year to all our bloggers old and new. As we go into the New Year, could we see a new owner, manager and players on the horizon ? There has been talk on and off over the last couple of weeks on this blog about the prospect of a new owner for Newcastle United. The general consensus [...]

Ding dong merrily on high

Ding dong merrily on high , in heav’n the bells are ringing : Ding dong! verily the sky, at Saint James Park they’re singing……………….Sorry folks, couldn’t resist. Anyway here we sit, merrily on high, top of the championship and really we couldn’t ask for a better christmas gift at the half way stage. The players and Rafa have done [...]

Under pressure

Not long now and those of us suffering withdrawal symptoms without our regular weekly football hit will feel a whole lot better. With the Fulham V Newcastle fixture kicking off the season on Friday 5th of August live on TV I can hardly wait. As I said in my last article, I am feeling very optimistic about the coming [...]

Flirting with optimism

So the summer transfer window is just 50 days away from closing as I type and Newcastle have already done some considerable business. With the arrival of Dwight Gayle, Matt Ritchie, Jesus Gamez, Isaac Hayden and Matz Sels, Rafa Benitez has wasted little time in revamping the squad. Outgoings have also been swift with Papiss Cisse securing a big [...]

Does relegation mean reinvention ?

Now that the dust has somewhat settled I thought I would take a look at where we are and where we are heading. Firstly I have to say I am very pleasantly surprised that the club has managed to secure the services of Rafa Benitez. It cannot be underestimated how important that was. You would have to think that [...]

Rafa, relegation and resurrection

Now I hate to mention the R word, or several in the case of this header, but lets face it, we can’t ignore our perilous position. It would seem we have a mountain to climb to secure our premier league status with just 8 games remaining. Rafa Benitez has really taken on the task with vigour, getting all the [...]

Don’t look now!

Well it’s fair to say that yesterday should be the final nail in Steve McClaren’s coffin. I think that has to be the single worst performance for a must win game I have ever seen. The day we got relegated we played with more heart than that and that’s saying something. From the moment the team selection came out [...]

Is Rob Elliot a keeper?

After some impressive displays in goal, confidence has been growing in Rob Elliot of late. I for one feel quite comfortable with him in goal and I thought I would look a little in depth at two of our keepers. I am starting with Tim Krul who has been a loyal servant to Newcastle United. Tim Krul (Dutch) Tim [...]