Newcastle News, Features and Match Reports

Newcastle: Alan Pardew Is The King Of Wishful Thinking

20th November 2014, 09:08:08

King Of Wishful Thinking
Yes, he genuinely did say Newcastle are inspired by Bayern Munich.

Alan Pardew comes out with some corkers. The man who flip-flops on pretty much everything he says about Newcastle United, welcoming contradiction into his life like an old friend has given everyone something to talk about this morning after the revelation that he has said that his side are inspired by – and even built on the same principles as – Bayern Munich.

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Newcastle: Stats Are Apparently Only Important When You're Losing

18th November 2014, 09:38:47

David Davies/PA Archive
Pardew logic.

All power to Pardew, his approach to not playing football and beating teams on the break has paid dividends in the past month and a bit: Newcastle are inside the top half of the table and within touching distance of the top four, with three very winnable games to come. And typically, analysts have started to assess precise what has turned the club’s fortunes around.

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Newcastle: Don't Forget, Ben Arfa Was Perfect For 4-3-3

18th November 2014, 09:33:44

Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport
The scapegoat would have been mighty useful right about now.

It’s funny how wins change things. A couple of months ago, a massive section of the Newcastle fan base were up in arms at the loan of Hatem Ben Arfa to Hull City: it was senseless, pointless and seemed vindictive against the player and the fan-base who were doing their level best to martyr him. Now though, according to a poll run by The Chronicle at least, everyone has forgotten about the French wizard, because who needs him when we’re 8th and winning?

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Newcastle Must Give Rolando Aarons Whatever He Wants

17th November 2014, 08:52:51

Lynne Cameron/EMPICS Sport
Big money, first-team assurances, a solid gold house on the moon...

With almost painful inevitability, the Sunday Times reported over the weekend that Rolando Aarons was a transfer target for not only Man City – something we broke well before they did, thanks to insider knowledge of scouts being at the club already – but also Liverpool – something everyone in the world could have predicted. Both clubs are said to be extremely excited to find another talent they could potentially spunk a massive wedge on and ruin by not playing him enough to help him develop, and are keeping track of the situation at St. James’ Park.

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