Tag: Newcastle United

Match Of The Week: Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Newcastle United

Of all the cod-psychological theories that envelop the Premier League, the theory of Second Season Syndrome is one of those that has the most meat on it. It runs something like this. Upon their elevation to the Premier League, many newly-promoted clubs will have enough momentum that sees them pick up enough points to guarantee their survival in their first season. During the following summer, however, the challenge arguably becomes even greater. New signings, purchased with the first of that lovely Premier League lolly, may undermine the spirit within the squad of players. Complacency, as a sense of entitlement sets in and the memory of just how difficult it was to get into the Premier League and stay there starts to fade, starts to grow. These factors end up outweighing the actual ability of the players that the club has, and the second season becomes the one that sees them relegated back to the Championship. There are, of course, plenty of examples to back this up. Two years ago, Hull City thundered up the Premier League with an extraordinary run before finding their level. Results elsewhere meant that they survived their first season, but the second proved to be too much for them. They now sit seventh from bottom in the Championship, with rumours of a potential financial implosion continuing to circle. The problem with such theories is that...

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Mark Bright: Football Co-Commentator & All-Round Sage

Mark Murphy got a bee in his bonnet whilst watching the Sunday afternoon match between Newcastle United & Middlesbrough, and it came in the form of co-commentator Mark Bright. In the best interest of his sanity, we thought it that it would be for the best to let off steam on the subject here.

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Mike Ashley Must Really Hate Newcastle United

We reported on the likely sale of the naming rights to St James Park on here last week, and Newcastle United delivered the punchline this week. Wait for it… until the end of this season, it will be named after Mike Ashley’s company. The man, we can only presume, is a comedy genius.

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Mike Ashley Starts Selling The Soul Of Newcastle United

If Mike Ashley is going to try for reconciliation with Newcastle United supporters after taking the club off the market he’s going strange way about it, with an announcement from the club that the naming rights for St James Park are up for sale. Does he now hate Newcastle or they that desperate for cash?

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