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  • 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 …

  • Newcastle United Season 2012-2013 Review

    The 2012-2013 football season for Newcastle United was something of a letdown.

    2012 - 2013 season's something to let down

    After a strong finish in the 2011-2012 season that saw them 5th place in the Premiership and with a spot in the Europa League, this season saw the Magpies finish 5th from bottom in the Premiership table and without any silverware in the cabinet.

    Lack of Strong New Additions

    The club brought in two players who became regulars for the 1st team in  …

  • Betting on Newcastle

    The season just past turned out to be a fairly miserable one for Newcastle, which is particularly disappointing for fans as it came on the back of a great season the year before.

    Alan Pardew during the match against 5under1and

    There is no question that the injuries which hit key players in Alan Pardew’s squad contributed significantly to the Magpies being stuck near the basement of the Premier League for much of the season, but it is also clear that better will …

  • What Pardew should do against Stoke City

    Following the 2-0 defeat against Southampton on Sunday, anything I could possibly say about the midweek matchday against Stoke City has already been said many times before.

    Alan Pardew during the Premier League match

    I would prefer Pardew not once again stuck with 4-4-2 formation while playing away from home against a team playing with five in midfield and with our midfield containing two lightweights, Ferguson and Anita.

    Newcastle need to be far more solid while playing against Stoke City, that means …

  • Pardew needs key men back

    Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew believes the club can turn around their poor run of results and thinks that the wins will start coming as soon as some key players return from injury.

    Hatem Ben Arfa suffering from hamstring injury

    The Magpies are now without a win in four league matches and another draw against Maritimo in the Europa League on Thursday evening, before taking on Pardew’s former team Southampton over the weekend in the Premier League.

    Pardew said: “We've had a …