Another article inspired by Kyle, I thought I'd talk about my favourite and least favourite things in my time following Newcastle United and I will be keeping it to from my first Toon game in January 2009. Favourite game - 1-0 v Anzhi Makhachkala (14/03/2013) I thought I'd start with my favourite Magpies game and for this one, I'm going to go with the 1-0 win over Anzhi Makhachkala in the Europa League in March 2013. With the score 0-0 in Russia a week earlier, it had been a
Encounters between Newcastle United and Bournemouth have been few and far between as far as the histories of the two respective clubs are concerned having only played each other on no more than 12 occasions. Statistics, in this respect, would suggest that this could go either way because wins, losses and draws have been evenly split between them. One statistic in Newcastle's favour going into this match is they are unbeaten in the last three matches against the Cherries. In a
Following the news that Rafa Benitez is on his way out of Newcastle, I will be reviewing his tenure on Tyneside. This isn't an article I wanted to do now but I will be doing a similar one when Mike Ashley leaves. When Rafa arrived on Tyneside to replace Steve McClaren, the club was on it's knees and sitting 19th despite spending approximately £80m in the two transfer windows. Things didn't start well for the Spaniard though as only one point from his first four games (includi
I'm not going to lie, I really should've done more articles over the season but seeing as there's no articles reviewing the season, I may as well do it myself. It was another difficult summer for us with only around £22.5m spent (not including whatever loan fees we paid for Salomon Rondon and Kenedy), by the time the first pre season game came around, the only new face was Ki Sung-yueng on a free transfer from Swansea City whilst Mikel Merino left for Real Sociedad after his
So, Bournemouth on the weekend, a side that scores goals but concedes a lot (more than Huddersfield in fact) - what gives? They have four key men, all going forward - that won't surprise you. We've highlighted Ryan Fraser (10 assists, 6 goals) he will play on the left and will be giving DeAndre Yedlin a tough time, he'll need the back tracking of Ayoze Perez on that right hand side to help out. The Scottish winger is direct, full of pace and you can see on the stats just how
Matt Ritchie became one of Rafa Benitez's first signings soon after the Spaniard signed a 3-year contract with the Magpies in the summer of 2016. Ritchie has been a player who, for many years now, is no stranger to playing regularly. At his former club, Bournemouth, he helped the Cherries achieve promotion to the Premier League for the first time. In addition to that, he had a rather solid season at the highest level at Dean Court, a certain wonder strike against Sunderland c
The first players to leave us in the summer were Vurnon Anita, Sammy Ameobi, Lubomir Satka and Haris Vuckic, who were all released at the end of their contracts. It took a while to make our first signing as Florian Lejeune finally arrived from Eibar on 4 July whilst Graham Carr left his role as chief scout and Matz Sels joined Anderlecht on loan. Later that week, we were linked with wingers Sheyi Ojo, Jesus Navas, Adama Traore and Jacob Murphy and the latter was signed from N
Newcastle disappointingly bottled a 2-0 lead in the last ten minutes against Bournemouth on Saturday, mainly thanks to some questionable substitutions which forced the toon to take a 'backs to the wall' approach for the last fifteen minutes of the match. The toon missed a huge opportunity to go tenth in the table and be one step closer to safety, however this match has caused them to be right back in the mix at fifteenth place. Lineup Substitutions: Kennedy OFF, Atsu ON 64'