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Since the last issue a few things have happened; couldn’t beat West Brom, Swansea, Norwich….then stuff Manchester United!
Plus everything from Hatem Ben Arfa’s Messi impression to all the news and views about the transfer window and coping without Tiote & Demba Ba.
Also, read all our top columnists such as Magpie Moments, In The City, …And Smith Must Score, Sweet Left Foot, and Billy Furious on his round the world tour!
On my wedding day I received a congratulations card with the best wishes and signatures of Kevin Keegan, Peter Beardsley, Chris Waddle, Terry McDermott and the rest of the that squad.
I blurted out the immortal line, “Well that’s really made my day”. A sharp fist in the ribs followed.
Blackburn’s Christopher Samba would be a cracking buy but won’t be coming to Newcastle for two main reasons, he would want paying (on £60,000 a week currently) and he’d cost money (around £8m).
Shame as Colo playing between Samba and Steven Taylor sounds canny.
30 points at halfway is an excellent start but it will only mean something if Newcastle United can finish the job off.
Long-term injuries, Tiote & Ba off to Africa and negative transfer noises – can Alan Pardew perform a bigger miracle and match that first 30 points?
The late great Gary Speed has passed away but just how good was he at Newcastle United?
Watch this video and find the memories flooding back…
The contract for Jonas was a bolt out of the blue as expectations were that as the end of his contract loomed, he would be sold off as the club’s…
Has there ever been a club as pointless as Blackburn? It is etched in my memory our defeat there in 1995 and as we left the ground loads of Newcastle…
What has been your favourite season following the Toon? My first two seasons of going week in/week out to home games were the 1977/78 relegation season and the dismal following…
Issue 21 – November 1990
John Hall kindly agreed to be interviewed and it is compelling reading so many years on….
“Douglas is much more in tune with the fans than me and I must stress he would never do anything that was against the fans’ views”!
Issue 9 – September 1989
Civil war raged at St.James’ Park with John Hall trying to change the way the club was run and ‘democratise’ Newcastle United.
Fans were at the end of their tether and a significant number of them formed the ‘United Supporters For Change’.
You have to doubt the right to freedom of speech for all after this from Darren Bent on Newcastle United
Steve Bruce journalist friend defends his mate and goads Newcastle United fans to predictable reaction
Valentino Lazaro sums up fan worries: ‘Unfortunately, the whole team fell apart’
’20+ years of management experience Steve Bruce schooled by 2 months in the job Mikel Arteta’
Time for Steve Bruce to be bold – Loan signings allow formation change and go with this Newcastle team