Newcastle United supporters are a fickle old bunch…

….is the opinion of a football fan that hasn’t a clue of the true goings on at St. James’ Park. If you firmly believe Newcastle United fans are a fickle bunch of noisy Northerners then I feel embarrassed for you. Either you’ve been trapped under a stone for the past 50 years, or you don’t actually follow much of what happens at St. James’ Park, bar a quick watch of Match of the Day. Either way – do you have the right to cast a blunt, uneducated opinion on the club’s loyal followers? Being honest, I couldn’t be more disconnected from the current ‘sporting organisation’ then I am now. Any hope, excitement, life has been drained since Mike Ashley bought the club in 2007. I’m tired of Newcastle United and I’m not the only one. Recent attendances will suggest exactly that.

Since Mr. Ashley gained control of Newcastle, the club has stooped to incredible lows, both on the pitch and off it. He arrived with little to no knowledge of how football works, and it soon told with the carnage that was to unfold in the 2008/09 Premier League season. Long story short, the club was relegated for the first time in 16 years.

A swift return to the top flight ensued, as Chris Hughton led NUFC back in historic style. Then after a decent start to life in the Premier League, Hughton was sacked for reasons that are still unknown. He was replaced with an unemployed Alan Pardew, who had been sacked by then League 1 outfit Southampton. The mind boggles Continue reading Newcastle United supporters are a fickle old bunch…

John Terry’s exclusion from England squad shouldn’t be questioned

John Terry in action for ChelseaThe 2014 World Cup marked a too familiar story for England and their fans. An opening loss to Italy dealt the nation with an irreparable blow that ultimately saw their exit from the worlds biggest sporting tournament.
Although remnants of hope remained as Roy Hodgson’s men prepared to face a poorly Uruguay outfit, the South Americans – aided by the return of a potent Luis Suarez – showed a desire to win that their opponents, England, have not mustered up for quite a few decades. Condemned to two losses and an early exit from the group stage, the English media Continue reading John Terry’s exclusion from England squad shouldn’t be questioned

Poised to drop? Premier League relegation candidates examined

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks on as Cardiff City boss

It’s that time of the season again, right? Battles begin to form at either end of the table, with the most worried supporters finding their team at the base of the Premier League. Fulham, Cardiff City, Sunderland, Crystal Palace, West Brom, Norwich City, and indeed Swansea City all figure in perilous situations.
With April fast approaching, the remaining two game weeks of March could go a long way in defining who will remain England’s top division for the 2014/15 season. While Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool battle it out to be crowned the league’s elite, a handful of teams sweat it out in Continue reading Poised to drop? Premier League relegation candidates examined

LIVE: Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool – follow the action

Liverpool's Luis Suarez shakes hands with Hugo LlorisTottenham Hotspur entertain Liverpool at White Hart Lane in a game which could see Brendan Rodgers’ side close the gap on league leaders Arsenal to just two points. The Gunners suffered a heavy 3-6 defeat away against Manchester City on Saturday which allowed Chelsea to reduce the margin at the top to two points. The Premier League is well and truly wide-open, and to reaffirm that fact – Tottenham know a victory today can bring them level with their opponents on 30 points.
Andre Villas-Boas knows that in order to stand any chance of winning the game, Spurs will have Continue reading LIVE: Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool – follow the action

Fulham – Where will the points come from?

Darren Bent in action for Fulham

When the Premier League creeps closer to the month of December fans of the most entertaining league in the world can usually grasp an idea of the likely relegation candidates. Last season Queens Park Rangers gave the impression of a relegated side from the minute the Premier League began – in fact I favoured such a possibility during the summer when their recruitment went into overdrive, an article that didn’t go down too well with the QPR faithful!
Sometimes the majority of EPL fans can see a side that is clearly not cut out for the standard of the Continue reading Fulham – Where will the points come from?

Why Arsenal WILL win the Premier League

Mesut Ozil in action for Arsenal

Many fans and pundits alike have questioned the Gunners ability to win the Barclays Premier League this season, and perhaps rightly so with Arsenal having not won the league since 2004.
However, the facts and figures suggest that this season, Wenger will lead his side to a successful league campaign, which should see them become Champions for the first time since the time of the ‘Invincibles’.
As you will all know, Arsenal currently sit atop of the league table with 25 points from their first 11 games with the closest team to them being Liverpool who they dispatched Continue reading Why Arsenal WILL win the Premier League