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The last of Newcastle United’s ‘disappointing generation’ nears the door

Alan Smith tells the team what tactic they should play

Smith - An extremely disappointing signing for NUFC to say the very least

I remember the day we signed Alan Smith quite well, the start of August 2007 – another ‘coup’ by Allardyce, or seemingly so. He arrived for £6m, a decent fee to pay for someone who was just returning from a serious injury. Pay for it we did. After signing a 5 and a half year deal at a modest £60,000 a week, Smith has never had a grip on the first team and at the end of June he will depart Newcastle United on a  free transfer. To really cap a fall from grace, Smith played the end of [Read more →]

May 20, 2012   10 Comments

Are we really that worried about losing Cheik Tioté this summer?

Cheik Tioté in action for Newcastle United

Tioté - Still has a huge amount to learn about the Premier League

Like any other year, it comes as no surprise to us that the media are trying to cause unrest at Newcastle United, particularly the southern crew. Constantly our players are linked with moves away from St.James’ Park, and it has come to a stage where Alan Pardew even admits that there is nothing he can do if bigger clubs come calling. Unfortunately, this isn’t what the papers want to hear. They want to hear guarantees from NUFC that big players won’t leave, so in the eventual case [Read more →]

April 25, 2012   3 Comments

Where does Xisco stand in the middle of all these events at Newcastle United?

Xisco in action for Newcastle United against Manchester United at old Trafford

Xisco - Looking for a way out of the club but hasn't succeed in finding a suitor

He was the final straw in Kevin Keegans last tenure at Newcastle United. A Spaniard brought in from Deportivo behind King Kev’s back, and indeed another player recruited against his wishes. Xisco knew no better though, and is probably still wondering what is going on in what has been a very turbulent 3 years on Tyneside. Of course we as fans are looking for a striker to be signed before [Read more →]

August 8, 2011   4 Comments

Darron Gibson not a player Newcastle United should be looking at this summer

Darron Gibson in action for Manchester United against Marseille

Gibson - Not good enough for our midfield and not worth five million

In the last couple of days, Irish midfielder Darron Gibson has been strongly linked with a move away from Manchester United and more noticeably to the Stadium of Light to join an already meagre midfield setup. However, as I mentioned in articles before this; Newcastle United and SAFC seem to share an awful lot of similar targets and are inevitably linked with the same players, over and over again. However [Read more →]

June 27, 2011   11 Comments