It is hard to imagine given the trials and tribulations of the past few seasons that with a mere handful of matches remaining in the League this year that the toon army are still in with a very realistic shout of attaining a hallowed place in European competition next season.
And not just in the Europa league, but with a reasonable shout at getting a coveted champions league spot. With the wheels properly off the …
Liverpool started quicker than we did and created a few half chances with Bellamy getting far too much space and causing some problems for Jonas down our left.
However, I thought we generally controlled the game in midfield, increasingly so as the game progressed, and over the course of the game we created more clearcut chances.
We were never under any concerted pressure defensively, but Williamson and Perch were really good. They contained Carroll fairly …
Despite a rather disappointing conclusion, this was a cracking football match between two comitted teams that gave every drop of energy to the cause. I don't think I've ever seen so many players of both teams dropping to the ground in sheer exhaustion at the final whistle.
Four points dropped to extra time equalisers this week is, of course, immensely disappointing, but I couldn't criticise the performance today – and while we might have just …
You got a real sense at St. James' Park that something good may finally be happening for NUFC. This finally is Alan Pardew's team, and it is improving all the time. It was a good win against a desperately poor Blackburn side, with some good individual performances.
We played some really terrific football in spells, but interspersed that with some real sloppy play, some unecessary over-elaboration in dangerous areas, and some woeful short passing. Blackburn …
Alan Pardew told sports betting pundits in his opening press conference as Newcastle United manager that he was in it for the long-term.
This seems even more the case now as he expressed his delight to those studying sportsbook patterns about securing Cheik Tiote on a long-term deal.
The midfielder has signed a new contract, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2016/17 season. This extended deal follows his £3.5m arrival from …