Tag: Newcastle United

Newcastle United: Down Without a Kick

In the ups and downs of the scramble to avoid relegation, then, it turns out to be Newcastle United and Norwich City who are the losers. Sunderland’s comfortable three-nil win against Everton at The Stadium of Light last night was both the completion of another extraordinary rising from the dead on Wearside and confirmation, as if it were needed, that one cannot rely on this Everton team to do anything to great effect at the moment, and the morning after the night before is an inevitable time for the fall-out from it all to begin to settle. At Norwich...

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Video of the Day: Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United, September 1985

So farewell then, Newcastle United. Sunderland’s comfortable win against an abject Everton at The Stadium of Light last night meant that Sunday’s match against Tottenham Hotspur is broadly irrelevant from a Newcastle perspective, though they may still take a final sliver of schandenfreude this weekend should they manage to snatch a win against a suddenly – but not, if we’re honest with ourselves, completely unexpectedly – exhausted looking Tottenham Hotspur at St James Park. Spurs need a point to guarantee second place (unless Arsenal can run up a six goal win against fellow plummetees Aston Villa, which doesn’t sound...

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Video of the Day: Newcastle United vs Manchester City, May 1968

Newcastle United play Manchester City at St James Park this evening in a match of significance at both ends of the Premier League table. Regardless of what the broadcasters might tell you, however, the significance of this match has nothing on a previous end of season meeting between the two clubs from 1968. Manchester City had been relegated from the First Division five years earlier and, in manner that will be rather too familiar to long-time supporters of the club, took three years to get back into the top flight. Their first season back ended in a respectable enough...

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Video of the Day: Newcastle United vs Brighton & Hove Albion, May 1979

On Saturday lunchtime in East Sussex, Brighton & Hove Albion slipped considerably in terms of their aspirations of getting into the Premier League when a last minute Burnley goal cost them two points against the league leaders and the momentum in the race for the other automatic promotion place with Burnley. Brighton have only spent one period in the top flight of English football before and that came between 1979 and 1983, ending shortly before the team appeared in the FA Cup final for the first – and still only – time in its history. Tomorrow evening, they travel...

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Video of the Day: Newcastle United vs Sunderland, May 1990

Last night here on 200%, we had a look back through the mists of time to an infamous match in 1901 between Newcastle United and Sunderland which had to be called off before kick-off. As we noted, the history of the Tyne-Wear derby is pock-marked with violence, and today’s videos go back to the tail-end of the worst period in the history of the game for hooliganism and a round of play-off matches that may well have left the Football League wondering whether the whole concept of these end of season mini-tournaments were even worth the effort of playing...

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