Steve McClaren's Hair Explains Newcastle's Man City Thrashing

9th October 2015, 02:42:11

PETER POWELL/epa/Corbis Tweddell's Twaddle is back with an alternative analysis of the Etihad embarrassment...

The inquest into Newcastle United's capitulation at The Etihad Stadium last weekend continues to rumble on. However, the reason for The Magpies' second half collapse has been staring us all in the face for some time...


10 Problems Steve McClaren Doesn't Want To Admit About Newcastle

7th October 2015, 21:15:31

PETER POWELL/epa/Corbis Yes, just ten, for now...

What seems to be the problem at Newcastle United? Last season there was a plethora of excuses to choose from and each would swerve attention away from the first team squad and instead splat the blame all over Mike Ashley's perverse desire to see his staff at Sports Direct work harder than his under-performing number nine.


Man City 6-1 Newcastle - An Observation From The Etihad's Press Box

4th October 2015, 18:22:34

Owen Humphreys/PA Wire A subtle change on the touchline may have been the reason for United's second half implosion...

To steal a phrase from page one of Michael Owen's book of Premier League cliches, yesterday's matchup between Newcastle United and Manchester City was a game of two halves.


Man City Vs. Newcastle - Player Ratings

3rd October 2015, 16:44:11

David Nelson Sports Photography City declared. Newcastle dead.

Well that all escalated very quickly. No sooner had Newcastle United resurfaced for the second half with the scores all level - after a very industrial, yet classy first period where they even took the lead - they were 4-1 down and out of the game.


10 Things It Needs To Get Right With Newcastle

1st October 2015, 19:05:32

Richard Sellers/EMPICS Sport What needs to happen to make your virtual life on Tyneside as accurate as possible?

Since Mike Ashley bought Sir John Hall's 41.6% stake in Newcastle United back in 2007, the club has become a grim prospect for any Football Manager enthusiast to start their virtual life at. We all enjoy an FM challenge but every year Newcastle have a squad full of bang average players, no money and unrealistic expectations, making the gaming experience at St James' Park extremely unpleasant.


11 Things You Must Do

30th September 2015, 17:36:10

EA Sports Make the Geordies great again.

You have purchased your copy of FIFA 16 and you're booting up with Newcastle United football club. Steve McClaren is no more; you're the new gaffa on Tyneside. You have met your staff and players and are quickly labelled as "one of the most promising new managers in football". Good luck.


Newcastle 2-2 Chelsea - Player Ratings

26th September 2015, 19:35:01

BPI/Richard Lee/BPI/Corbis Kevin Mbabu's fearless, energetic and unfazed workmanship inspired the big guns to show up.

It was a strange atmosphere prior to kick off at St James' Park as a deflated Newcastle United faced a freshly blown up Chelsea.


Newcastle 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday – Player Ratings & Analysis

23rd September 2015, 22:00:10

Mike Egerton/PA Wire Disgraceful.

"Oh for gods sake Florian" shouted Steve McClaren as Florian Thauvin misplaced his fourth pass in just 28 minutes at St James' Park where Newcastle United faced Championship side Sheffield Wednesday (who rested 10 first team players) in the Capital One Cup.


Newcastle 1-2 Watford – Player Ratings

19th September 2015, 17:04:26

BPI/Michael Zemanek/BPI/Corbis Steve McClaren has to admit his mistake as tactical reshuffle goes disastrously wrong.

After a featherweight performance against West Ham United, Steve McClaren's Newcastle side were in need of a tactical reshuffle. Mid-week, the former Derby boss had admitted that he was still unsure of his best eleven and hinted that Vurnon Anita could lose his place as Watford visited St James' Park.


Match Report - West Ham 2-0 Newcastle - Payet Double Eases Hammers To Victory

14th September 2015, 22:10:06

Craig Mercer/ActionPlus/Corbis The Magpies are now bottom of the Barclays Premier League...

A brace from Dimitri Payet saw West Ham United ease to a 2-0 win over Newcastle United at Upton Park.


West Ham 2-0 Newcastle – Player Ratings And Analysis

14th September 2015, 21:58:06

Craig Mercer/ActionPlus/Corbis Steve McClaren needs a Plan B.

The last time these two sides met the scenario was slightly different. Newcastle United were ninety minutes away from relegation should they drop points against the Hammers and Hull managed to beat Manchester United at the KC Stadium.


10 Players Magpies Could Sign In January

10th September 2015, 15:16:34

Gonzales Photo/Demotix/Corbis Lets see if Mike Ashley continues to invest by placing a bid for any of this lot...

We've all had a week away from transfer rumours, fees and hearing what Charlie Austin had for breakfast therefore surely it's time to have a little natter about what's going to happen in January?


10 People Who Will Get The Loudest Boos At St James Park This Season

9th September 2015, 20:49:26

Owen Humphreys/PA Wire Nothing better than winding up a former favourite, until they score...

Newcastle fans are a bit like bumble bees. Most go about their business relatively quietly, work hard and won't bother you unless you do something to annoy them. Magpies' fans greet their beloved Newcastle United players with open arms and give them an unrivalled loyalty throughout their stay on Tyneside but once they decide they want to earn their (normally tripled) wages from a different honeypot then be prepared to feel their Geordie sting.


21 Leaked Newcastle Player Ratings

9th September 2015, 09:10:29

EA Sports How good will Aleksandar Mitrovic, Georginio Wijnaldum, Florian Thauvin and Chancel Mbemba be?

It's almost time to slide that shiny £45 disc into your games console and gawp over FIFA 16's sparkly new features and polished player database. Rating rumours have swept the internet over the last few days with football fans eager to see if their beloved superstars have been upgraded or downgraded on the latest release of the remarkably realistic football simulation.


Paul Merson Thinks Newcastle Will Struggle To Make The Top 10 This Season

4th September 2015, 13:19:10

Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport The Sky Sports pundit thinks NUFC will finish below Aston Villa, Leicester and West Ham.

Newcastle United are yet to win a Premier League match under Steve McClaren and currently sit 19th in the table with two points from four games. Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has predicted that the Magpies will struggle again this season and believes they will finish in 15th place come the end of May. It's tough to make an accurate prediction so early in the season but it does seem that Merson thinks both of the North East teams will struggle as he's placed Sunderland in the bottom three. Merson said:


1997 UEFA Champions League, Newcastle 3-2 Barcelona - Where Are They Now?

4th September 2015, 11:15:49

Owen Humphreys/PA Archive/Press Association Images Cartwheels galore at St James' Park.

The day that Faustino Asprilla single-handedly destroyed Barcelona lives long in the memory of Newcastle United fans. The match turned the bendy-legged Columbian into a cult hero despite him only scoring two goals in 10 games throughout the rest of the 1997-98 season.


Charlie Austin Wants The "Right" Premier League Move In January

4th September 2015, 10:35:37

John Walton/EMPICS Sport Newcastle United could still sign the striker in January

Charlie Austin has confirmed that he still wants to play in the Premier League and will move if the right club comes in for him, according to the Independent.


Joey Barton Gives His Verdict On Florian Thauvin

4th September 2015, 09:14:24

Claude Paris/AP The former Newcastle midfielder is a fan.

Former Newcastle and Marseille midfielder, Joey Barton has said that Newcastle's decision to sign Florian Thauvin as a replacement for Remy Cabella was "a fantastic bit of business", according the the Mag.  Barton hailed Newcastle's latest signing and believes that the Frenchman is an exceptional talent. The Burnley midfielder who spent a season on loan at Marseille during the 2012/13 season didn't play with Thauvin as he was signed after Barton had left the club in the summer. Talking to BT Sport, the midfielder said that St James' Park would be a 'great place to show his talent. Barton said:


Newcastle Striker Wins Player Of The Month Award

4th September 2015, 08:40:38

Steve Paston/EMPICS Sport Loan star Adam Armstrong has been outstanding for Coventry so far this season.

Adam Armstrong has won the League one player of the month award for August after the Newcastle loanee scored five goals in five games for Coventry. Armstrong scored a brace on the first game of the season against Wigan and then followed that up against Millwall where he bagged another two goals, helping Coventry to a fifth place position in League One.