Category: Toon Army Views

  • Newcastle January Prospects

    Much was made of Newcastle’s shortcomings in the summer transfer window, with loan signing Loic Remy our only bit of serious business. After an indifferent start to the season manager Alan Pardew admitted that he will be strengthening the squad come January. We’ve taken a look at some of the players who could well be on the Magpies radar.

    Alan Pardew admitted that he will be strengthening the squad in January

    Wilfred Zaha

    The Manchester United ace has been strongly linked with a January loan move to …

  • Newcastle’s strengths & weaknesses against 5under1and

    It's interesting that some thought we played ok. I thought we were awful, despite dominating possession – and that most definitely is NOT “a narrative back-fitted to the outcome”, as has been suggested.

    Newcastle United strengths and weaknesses against the mackem

    We were able to dominate much of the possession because i) they are a very poor team and ii) they cannot maintain the high intensity that they start games with – as they have done recently v Liverpool, ManU and Swansea, …

  • Remy Casts Doubt on Permanent Switch

    Nothing is ever straight-forward at Newcastle United and it now seems as though a permanent deal to sign Loic Remy may not be as cut and dried as was thought.

    Loic Remy celebrating Cabaye’s goal against Liverpool

    The 26-year-old Frenchman agreed to move to Tyneside on a loan agreement from QPR in the summer and has done much to lift spirits amongst the Toon Army, scoring five goals in just five appearances for Alan Pardew’s inconsistent side.

    When the season-long loan transfer …

  • The Green, Green Grass of Toon

    Newcastle United – great club, great fans and yet always seeming to lurch from one crisis to the next.

    The Toon Army celebrating the goals at Cardiff

    Even when they were blazing a Premiership trail a couple of seasons ago, qualifying for Europe and playing an expansive and attractive brand of football along the way, there were still people muttering about how hard an act that would be to follow and how Europe would put an unholy strain on the squad.

    Both of …

  • Defensive Returns Bolster Newcastle

    Alan Pardew’s depleted defensive unit has been bolstered by the impending return to fitness of Steven Taylor and Massadio Haidara. The duo are expected to be back in contention for selection for the Magpies next league game against Liverpool, at a time when Newcastle desperately need all their defenders fit and available.

    Steven Taylor attends a training session

    After a start to the season in which the Newcastle defence have conceded more goals than all but two of their Premier League

  • Apology accepted, Cabaye still Newcastle’s quality player

    One of our French legion Yohan Cabaye has officially apologised to the Toon Army in an exclusive interview. Cabaye's bid from Arsenal during summer transfer window was later been rejected.

    Yohan Cabaye in Premierleague match against Aston Villa

    In the effect of his transfer speculation to Arsenal, Cabaye was not taking part in Newcastle's first two Premierleague match this season against Manchester City and West Ham as well as in the League Cup against Morecambe.

    “I want to forget what happened during the …

  • Aston Villa 1 – Newcastle United 2, match review

    After watching today's game I can see us progressing in terms of game play, but still plenty of rooms of improvement needed, as we could have won with greater margin where some opportunities are failed to convert into goal.

    Ben Arfa after the match against Aston Villa

    Ben Arfa once again our man of the match imho, while on the ball he's very dangerous with his movement and pace, and one golden opportunity has successfully converted into goal in 18th minutes.

    After the …

  • Newcastle United XI vs AC Milan Glorie, a romantic journey through memories

    It is more than just a testimonial game for one of the greatest servant of Newcastle United, to me it's a romantic journey through memories as both teams and players have been very special to me.

    Newcastle United XI vs AC Milan Glorie, a romantic journey through memories

    AC Milan was the first team that I adore during my teenage years, back in time where players like Ruud Gullit (who's later become one of Newcastle's manager), Marco Van Basten, Frank Rijkaard, Franco Baresi, Costacurta, Daniel Massaro, Roberto …

  • What makes Newcastle United so special, according to Steve Harper

    Football in general attracted the most attention everywhere, and was one of the most popular sport in the whole world. You can ask any young lad anywhere about football, and they will anwer you with long sentences and tells how interesting it is and how they adore football players and dreaming of one day they may become one of them.

    What makes Newcastle United so special, according to Steve Harper

    For everyone in the North East of England especially, football is not just a game, …

  • Verdict against Maritimo in the Europa League

    Maritimo is a poor team from a weak league but we struggled to get a draw over there, and were rather fortunate to get a draw against them last night.

    Newcastle United held in a 1-1 draw against Maritimo

    With seven of of what is nominally our strongest team playing – including our entire first choice defence – our performance last night was frankly embarrassing, not to say deeply worrying.

    Yet again, the main problem lay in midfield where we were unable to get …