Tag: Newcastle United

Newcastle, Sunderland & A Good Friday Disagreement

On Sunday afternoon at St James Park, Newcastle United play Sunderland in what can probably – and, for once, without hyperbole – be described as the most important match between the two clubs in recent years. With both clubs sitting in perilous danger of relegation from the Premier League come the end of this season, this weekend’s match is about more than mere local pride. With a new television contract kicking in for the Premier League this summer, around £100m could be at stake should one – or both – of these clubs end up dropping into the Football...

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Leicester City’s Nerves Begin To Show

After about an hour had been played at The King Power Stadium this evening, the nerves began to set in. Shinji Okazaki had scored a spectacular overhead kick after twenty-five minutes to give Leicester City the lead against Newcastle United, but in the fifteen minutes after the interval it started to feel increasingly as if the half-time words of new manager Rafael Benitez might have begun to filter through to his players. Passes started to go a little astray. The crowd, having at first turned the volume level up a notch in an attempt to give their team a...

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Video of the Day: Newcastle United vs Leicester City, February 1997

This evening at The King Power Stadium, Leicester City will be seeking to open up a little daylight again at the top of the Premier League with a win from their home match against Newcastle United. Although Newcastle are still hovering around the relegation places in the table, the arrival of Rafael Benitez may have provided the visitors with a small tonic ahead of this match, while Leicester still have the warm breath of Tottenham Hotspur on the back of their necks following Spurs’ two-nil win at Aston Villa yesterday afternoon. For our video this morning, however, we’re going...

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Newcastle United: There Used To Be A Football Club Over There

On Saturday afternoon at St James Park, the wheels finally gave the impression to the outside world of falling comprehensively off the wagon. Maybe this was the moment at which the scales fell from the eyes of the remaining few who held out much hope for Newcastle United in the overall scheme of things. According to the script, AFC Bournemouth were due to be in the position that Newcastle currently find themselves in, but this has been a season that steadfastly refused to follow any established scripts, so far. Not only did Bournemouth beat Newcastle with a degree of...

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Video of The Day: Rotherham United vs Newcastle United, October 1982

There have been many treatises offered from many different angles on the varied and often unusual career of Kevin Keegan, but there is one thing about him that seems virtually certain, among the conjecture. Kevin Keegan loved, perhaps even needed, to be a Hero. He stamped his authority on the Liverpool, Hamburg and England teams whilst in his dashing pomp, but the blotter on his marker book came for England against Spain at the 1982 World Cup finals. Needing a two goal win in their final group match against Spain, England were goalless when manager Ron Greenwood threw on...

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