Howay the Toon

Exiled Geordie. Cynical. Writing words about Newcastle United.

Palace 0 Newcastle United 2 – Match Reaction

This game was a hard watch for fans of both teams. For 88 minutes of this game Newcastle United were awful. It looked like we couldn’t string a pass together after multiple long balls up field. If this is progress (after 18 months!) I would hate to see what regression might look like. And then, […]

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Project Zebra: Improving Newcastle United

Under Mike Ashley, Newcastle United's future as a football club was directionless. But with new ownership comes new opportunity and new direction. Let's take a look at a few possible areas of improvement.

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Rafa Benitez: Too Negative?

The prospect of new owners is allowing Newcastle United fans to dream, and some are asking, is Rafa the right man to lead Newcastle forward (should the takeover occur)? Some fans though are saying Rafa is too negative, and a manager with a more attacking mindset is the way forward. Is Rafa too negative? Let's delve in to the stats.

Mike Ashley’s Tenure at Newcastle United

Given that Money Mike Ashley appears to be ending his tumultuous tenure at St. James's Park, I felt it would be fitting to write about the times Mike Ashley got it wrong, and ultimately showing how little he understood the club and the city.

Positive News on the Takeover?

Interesting comments were made by Rafa Benitez today when he alluded to some good news when asked about the takeover:

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Life with Alan Pardew as West Brom Manager

Listen West Brom fans, I feel bad for you, I really do, so this blog post is dedicated to you (poor buggers). I wanted to give you a taste of what it will be like for you over the next 18 – 24 months as the Alan Pardew boom/bust cycle works its way through your […]

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Alan Pardew’s Newcastle United Legacy

Alan Pardew’s Newcastle United tenure appears to be coming to an end. What, you mean someone is going to give us real money to take Pardew off our hands? We should be paying them! Don’t tell that to Steve Parrish though – he’s giving us around £2 Million, and we get to give him Alan […]