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The 200% Pre-Season Previews: Newcastle United

It’s easy to forget, when the news is throwing stories at us at such a high velocity as they do these days, that this time two years ago that Newcastle United supporters were anxiously returning to the Premier League after a brief sabbatical and worrying whether their club would get dragged into a relegation battle…

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August 14, 2012
Ian

Match Of The Past: Newcastle United

It is now forty-three years since Newcastle United last won a major trophy, but last season saw Alan Pardew restore a little pride to the club with a fifth place finish in the Premier League which brought with it the return of European football to St James Park next season.

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June 24, 2012
Ian

Match Of The Week: Manchester City 3-1 Newcastle United

If there was the slightest slither of doubt before, there probably isn’t any more. As much as some would like to wish it isn’t so, Manchester City glided to another comfortable win this afternoon against Newcastle United at The City of Manchester Stadium. It was a result which confirmed that Manchester United are going to…

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November 19, 2011
Ian

Will The Real Mike Ashley Please Stand Up?

Timing, they say, is everything, and if there is anything to this, then Mike Ashley might just be considered a genius on a par with Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton. After all, with a team that had slipped into a Champions League place whilst barely disturbing the radar of the press, there was a real…

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November 10, 2011
Ian

Newcastle United’s Season Continues To Revive Mike Ashley’s Reputation

At St James Park this lunchtime, Newcastle United beat Everton by two goals to one and in doing so leap-frogged Manchester United – for a couple of hours, at least – into second place in the Premier League table. Such a result may prove to be the tipping point for a rewriting of the popular…

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November 5, 2011
Ian

The Twohundredpercent Pre-Season Previews: Newcastle United

After the unwanted drama of the previous two years, the supporters of Newcastle United could easily have been forgiven for wanting a season of peace and quiet last season and, to an extent, that is exactly what they received – a twelfth placed finish saw them safe and sound in the Premier League for most…

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August 1, 2011
Ian

Gateshead, Newcastle United & The Cost Of Football

Non-league football is often marketed as a low cost alternative to the Premier League but, as Paul Eke writes, that might not always be as accurate as we might think. Anyone who read my recent TwoHundredPerCent paean to Redheugh Park will have realised that Gateshead Football Club is something close to my heart. After all,…

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July 9, 2011
Ian
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