Newcastle United vs. West Brom – How will we line-up?

Paul Scharner scores against Newcastle United

Scharner – Scored in the final minutes to grab three points at SJP last year

Newcastle United will tomorrow take on a West Brom side looking to add to their already impressive points tally of 14, following a summer of changes at the Hawthorns. In their last outing at St.James’ Park; Roy Hodgson led his side to a 2-3 win, despite the best efforts of Demba Ba who scored a brace that night. Hodgson as we know, is now England manager and Steve Clarke, formerly of Chelsea, has taken the reins at the Midlands club. Clarke’s arrival has had a very positive impact and Brom have made a brilliant start to their Premier League campaign … Continue Reading …

Demba Ba debacle blown out of proportion – he’s happy at NUFC

Demba Ba celebrates after scoring his second goal against Everton

Ba – Showed absolute steel coming off the bench to rescue point for ailing Mags

There’s usually no better feeling in football than scoring in the dying seconds to achieve a result that looked virtually impossible. When Victor Anichebe powered home Everton’s second goal, it looked as if they were on course to take a deserved three points on an emotional night at Goodison. Unfortunately for Moyes’ men, they hadn’t read the script. The other substitute of the night, Demba Ba, wasn’t finished just and thanks to a chest-on from Shola Ameobi – the Senegalese man prodded home a priceless equaliser to make it 2-2. Pulsating stuff. … Continue Reading …

Is keeping Ba happy hindering Cissé’s performances?

Papiss Cissé celebrates after scoring for Newcastle United against Norwich

Cissé – All eyes on Papiss after a phenomenal first half season in the EPL

No one could quite believe their eyes from January onwards last season as Newcastle United’s latest addition – Papiss Cissé – began scoring the most ridiculous of goals the Premier League is likely to see for some time. He notched up double figures in Black and White despite only arriving at the end of the season and almost all his goals oozed utter class. A born finisher. A natural goalscorer. There’s isn’t much Papiss doesn’t have in his locker – he just really is a ridiculously good forward. But we knew this when he played with Freiburg … Continue Reading …

Newcastle United vs. Tottenham Hotspur: How will we line-up?

Shola Ameobi rifles home Newcastle United's equaliser against Spurs

Ameobi – Likely to lead the line against Andre Villas Boas’ men tomorrow evening

The time has finally come. After months of gruelling pre-season Newcastle United finally get their 2012/13 Premier League campaign underway against a new-look Tottenham Hotspur, at half five, Saturday evening. Thankfully, the season starts at home in Newcastle, and against a side that Alan Pardew’s men will be looking to get one over on, following an embarrassing display in London in the return fixture last season; a game which Spurs won, 5-0. However, the task of gaining all three points won’t be any easy feat, and it’s likely that it’ll be quite a … Continue Reading …

This day 3 years ago – A historic Newcastle United moment

Steven Taylor heartbroken on the pitch at Villa Park following relegation

Taylor - One of few players that day to show a genuine despair at relegation

Every Newcastle United fan will remember where they were when the final whistle sounded round Villa Park on the 24th of May, 2009. An own goal from Damien Duff, was the only thing that separated Newcastle United from Premier League survival and relegation to the Championship. Gareth Barry took a shot that was heading well off target and it hit Duff on the way only to evade Steve Harper and pop into the bottom corner. This was just minutes after Darron Gibson had scored … Continue Reading …