January window – what do we see?
Sam Dalling on Friday, February 3 2023

January window – what do we see?

Oh yes, them there windows are firmly shut. Not a draft to be felt. Have United done good business? Stephen Ord (@smord84) ponders the question. *** The transfer windows have closed for the season and now we have what we have. The window started with Eddie implying to most journalists that a holdin

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TF PREVIEW: West Ham (h)
Mathew Philpotts on Friday, February 3 2023

TF PREVIEW: West Ham (h)

West Ham United Premier League, St James’ Park Saturday 4th January 2023: 5.30pm KO. Live on SKYSPORTS ***** After the gut-wrenching pre-match tension/ 30 minutes of prime Barça football/ weird retreating into our shells for an hour or so/ ultimate unbridled joy of Tuesday night’s Cup Semi Final; it

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TRUE FAITH – League Cup Fanzine souvenir – ON SALE!
Michael Martin on Thursday, February 2 2023

TRUE FAITH – League Cup Fanzine souvenir – ON SALE!

The occasion of Newcastle United’s first Cup Final appearance since 1999 has merited the publication of a brand spanking new issue of our beloved print fanzine. This issue is a frothy mix of excitement, nostalgia, opinion and optimism as Eddie’s Mags travel to London with a cold-eyed determination t

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Goodbye, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Adieu…
Mathew Philpotts on Thursday, February 2 2023

Goodbye, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Adieu…

Not always popular, but always good servants. Flawed, but at times essential. Shelvey and Wood are the past, but their departure also points to our future. Ed Cole (@edsamuelcole) bids them farewell. ***** We’ve come a long, long way together. On Tuesday night, the traditional ‘slamming’ of the Janu

M Mathew Philpotts
Player Ratings – Newcastle United 2-1 Southampton (League Cup SF)
Mathew Philpotts on Wednesday, February 1 2023

Player Ratings – Newcastle United 2-1 Southampton (League Cup SF)

Scott Robson with his player ratings from last night’s magnificent semi-final victory! ***** Nick Pope -8- Conceded his first goal in fifteen hours which was greeted with a stunned silence from the whole ground. Even the Southampton fans had the decency to give it a good 15 seconds before they cheer

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MATCH REPORT: Southampton (H) – Carabao Cup Semi Final Second Leg
Yousef Hatem on Wednesday, February 1 2023

MATCH REPORT: Southampton (H) – Carabao Cup Semi Final Second Leg

These are the nights. And this is the report. The only one you need. We had Bruno in the middle (until his red card, at least) and we’ve got the magic pen of SAM DALLING (@SamJDalling) on the scribble, on this night of all nights. Read it and relive it. You’ll be so glad you...The post MATCH RE

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Thru’ Black and White Eyes – 30 Jan 2023
Mathew Philpotts on Monday, January 30 2023

Thru’ Black and White Eyes – 30 Jan 2023

A Cup semi-final, a £45 million arrival, and a criminal conviction… Just another quiet week on Barrack Road, as Matthew Philpotts (@mjp19731) surveys the landscape thru’ black and white eyes. ***** No prizes for guessing where we start this week. Simply, gut-wretchingly, stomach-churningly, buttock-

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Preview – Southampton (H) – Carabao Cup Semi-Final Second Leg
Yousef Hatem on Monday, January 30 2023

Preview – Southampton (H) – Carabao Cup Semi-Final Second Leg

Here’s the superb FREEMAN MAG with his similarly superb preview of the biggest match of the season. (Until the next one). You may feel nervous heading into this one – if so, this preview certainly won’t help, but you’ll not regret reading it… ***** Date: Tuesday 31 January 2023 at 8pm at SJP – liv

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Sing Your Hearts Out For The Lads!
Mathew Philpotts on Sunday, January 29 2023

Sing Your Hearts Out For The Lads!

Daytrippers? Entitlement? Or just a natural product of regulars being dispersed around the ground? Whatever the cause, there’s been a curious (lack of) passion in the stands at home League Cup ties this season. With the most important home match in a generation nearly upon us, Scott Robson investiga

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