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3 reasons why David Moyes could succeed as Newcastle United manager

David Moyes gets ready for his side's tie against Newcastle United

Moyes – Looks like he will depart Old Trafford before the end of the season

It seems almost a matter of hours before David Moyes is relieved of his duties as manager of Manchester United. The ex-Everton boss assumed control of the reigning Premier League champions following Alex Ferguson’s retirement last season, but the transition from Goodison Park to the supposed theatre of dreams has been quite a seamless as first hoped. League defeats to West Bromwich Albion, Liverpool, Everton, Chelsea, and indeed our very own Newcastle United have ensured that David Moyes tenure at MUFC is under major scrutiny, and it looks like the club’s owners has decided enough is enough. It is somewhat suiting, if not disappointing that Moyes’ last game as Manchester United manager [Read more →]

April 21, 2014   12 Comments

Newcastle United v Swansea City – How will the Magpies manage?

Papiss Cissé celebrates after scoring his second goal against Swansea City

Cissé – Scored one of the most memorable NUFC away goals I’ve seen (his second)

It makes for sad reading when I see a number of Newcastle United fans hoping that their team loses Saturday’s encounter with Swansea City in order to increase the pressure on manager Alan Pardew, with the hope of making his position increasingly untenable. The reality is, if Pardew can keep his job after ‘headbutting’ a Premier League footballer, then a dismal run of form while in the top half of the table is unlikely to have Mike Ashley drawing up contingency plans. It’s an incredibly frustrating time to be a Newcastle United fan, but thankfully a break from constant heartache is around the corner in the shape of the summer period. So on that note, let us have a look forward to our tie against the struggling Swans [Read more →]

April 18, 2014   No Comments

Have the players given up on manager Alan Pardew?

Alan Pardew shakes hands with NUFC owner Mike Ashley ahead of their tie with Southampton

Pardew – Has deployed some some questionable tactics at times in NUFC career

There have been a few times this season when Newcastle United have looked a Championship team at best – no less than in our latest mauling at Southampton on Saturday. The players looked clueless, disinterested and generally lazy throughout the 90+ minutes at St. Mary’s, and it’s not the first time such a performance has materialised. At home to Tottenham Hotspur – truth be told – a pretty awful Tottenham Hotspur showed up to stick four past Tim Krul in the Newcastle United goal and leave a packed out St. James’ Park faithful baying for blood. Even a month previous our home performance against rivals Sunderland was a complete joke. Another handful of performances throughout the season resulted in marginally less embarrassing losses, in turn, posing the question: have the current crop of Newcastle United players have lost confidence in the [Read more →]

March 30, 2014   2 Comments

LIVE: Southampton v Newcastle United – follow the action

Southampton v Newcastle United Live Updates

Action – Can Newcastle United record an away victory at Southampton?

Southampton have been one of the most impressive sides in the Premier League season, if you are to believe the mass media. Well today our own Newcastle United make the trek to Hampshire looking to extend the gap above Mauricio Pochettino’s men to four points. Alan Pardew – fresh from his three game stadium ban – will resume his duties from the posh-seats in the St. Mary’s Stadium while assistant manager John Carver will be his man on the ground prowling the touchlines. NUFC’s leading goalscorer Loic Rémy will sit out yet another game with injury, while Tim Krul will also be forced to watch from the sidelines after impaling himself in the disappointing midweek defeat to Everton. The hosts will be without Nathaniel Clyne however the powerful Rickie Lambert will lead the line as the Saints look to continue their fine home record against the Toon. The Saints are unbeaten [Read more →]

March 29, 2014   No Comments