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  • Newcastle satisfying and a thoroughly deserved win

    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.

    Cheik Tiote vies with Liverpool's Andy Carroll

    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 …

  • Newcastle United robbed again in another late injury time equaliser

    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.

    Fabricio Coloccini celebrates the goal against Tottenham Hotspur

    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 …

  • Newcastle keep the top four spot after a convincing win against Blackburn

    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.

    Demba Ba firing to scores Newcastle opening goal against Blackburn [MagpiesZone/GettyImages/Daylife]

    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 …

  • New deal for Cheik Tiote

    Alan Pardew told sports betting pundits in his opening press conference as Newcastle United manager that he was in it for the long-term.

    Cheik Tiote happy to stay with Newcastle United

    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 …

  • Why I prefer we are losing to Arsenal on last Saturday

    First of all, as a Toon fan, I must admit that I'm happy that we can get one point from a “superior” team like Arsenal, and most of all we successfully teach them how to play a real football match and shows them the result of a good fighting spirit.

    Cheik Tiote celebrates his wonder goal against Arsenal

    I was watching the game on live broadcasting, and yes it was really shocking to see how easy we let them scores 4 soft goals. …