true faith : REPORTAGE – 20/Oct/14

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NEWCASTLE UNITED Gabriel Obertan never doubted himself apparently. He did have a good game and he did notch but it’s a bit early for the back-slapping. Click here to read Damian Spellman in The Mail. Cheap telly, jokes Pardew? Cheap ‘kin team you prick – Craig Hope of The Mail covers the joshing between Pardew and Ashley. Click here Ashley visits the United changing room. No confirmation if it was switcyh the hot water off. Simon Bird of The Mirror covers the story. Click here. Luke Edwards of The Telegraph details Ashley’s response to turgid win over Leicester City – … Continue reading

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THRU BLACK & WHITE EYES – Come Together – 19/Oct/14

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In the unremitting gloom of following Newcastle United there were a few lights flashing in the end of the tunnel this last week. Firstly, the Newcastle United Supporters Trust’s application to the City Council, under the Localism Act, to have St James’ Park registered as an Asset of Community Value was endorsed by the City Council. Newcastle United now has eight weeks to raise any objections to the registration but it would be highly unusual if they did given neither Manchester United nor Liverpool raised any objection as I understand it. Nor has any other club. Though, granted this is … Continue reading

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true faith : REPORTAGE – 19/Oct/14

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Newcastle United Pardew just could not resist kissing Ashley’s arse could he? Click here  We are apparently in for Burnley’s striker Danny Ings, who is doing the decent thing by Burnley and shafting them so he can make more money. He could fit in at United. Click here. Some crack on the scoreboard farce yesterday. Click here and here and here oh well, and here as well Looks like United could get a fine because of the crap with the scoreboard yesterday. Click here. Looks like we are getting desperate as Pardew attempts to pull in Lascelles back on loan from Forest despite … Continue reading

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true faith : What Should Football Say About Ched Evans?

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I’ve read and heard a lot about convicted rapist and former Sheffield United striker Ched Evans’ potential return to football following his release from jail this week. That’s because an awful lot has been written and said about it.  And much of it has troubled me. I’d rather not think about men like Ched Evans, he is completely alien to my experience of men. And I’d really rather not think about rape either.  I’m small and slight and almost every man I meet could hurt me if he chose to.  That thought almost never crosses my mind because I live … Continue reading

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MATCH REPORT: Newcastle United 1 Leicester City 0, St James’ Park, 18/Oct/14, KO: 3pm, Premier League. Att: 51,866

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A vital win saw us stay in the bottom three but at least spark some hope with three points in an otherwise forgettable game.  Steven Taylor thankfully came in for Williamson – I hasten to add that’s not a ringing endorsement of the former but frankly I’d rather have Dennis Taylor playing centre half than the former and a warm up injury to Tiote saw ineffective midget Vurnon Anita promoted to the starting line up.  The match was preceeded by a palpable frisson of excitement (well, from me at least) that the match would be called off and we could … Continue reading

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true faith : REPORTAGE – 18/Oct/14

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Newcastle United Desperate Pardew pins his hopes on the only half decent striker at the club. A player he has played out of position and asked to do things which just aren’t his natural game. Click here to read Simon Bird’s piece in The Mirror. Click here  or Louise Taylor in The Guardian – Click here More news on Pardew potentially risking Cisse and relying on Obertan (instead of Cabella) to attempt to get a win today v Leicester at SJP – Niall Hickman in The Express reports – Click here  Martin Hardy (The Independent) reveals ) that unless United … Continue reading

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Labour Party – PUTTING FANS AT THE HEART OF FOOTBALL’S FUTURE

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        PLP Briefing  PUTTING FANS AT THE HEART OF FOOTBALL’S FUTURE  17 October 2014 From the offices of Clive Efford, Shadow Minister for Sport, and Jon Cruddas, Co-ordinator of Labour’s Policy Review. Will apply to all professional football clubs within England and Wales  Contents: Briefing Op-ed by Jon Cruddas Press release  TOP LINES Labour is unveiling plans to give football fans a voice in every boardroom and buy a significant slice of the shares when the ownership of their club changes.  The plan, which has been drawn up after consultation with football supporters’ organisations, would require supporters … Continue reading

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true faith : REPORTAGE – 17/Oct/14

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NEWCASTLE UNITED Try getting hold of one of these mythical £15 tickets – they do not exist – click here The ticket prices are reducing because people are walking away from Newcastle United. Brilliant story about Jonas and his battle against Cancer.  We all support him 100%. Click here  and here  You knew Ebola would emerge as yet another Pardew excuse – click here and here and here At last a journalist realises Pardew is still in the job because of Ashley’s reluctance to pay him off with a £5m package from the mental 8-year contract he gave him – click … Continue reading

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MATCH PREVIEW: Newcastle United v Leicester City, St James’ Park, 18/Oct/14, KO: 3pm, Premier League.

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So with another shitty, international break out of the way, the spotlight returns to NUFC and our worrying predicament of sitting 3rd bottom of the league, with a couple of unforgiving fixtures at Spurs and at home to Liverpool on the horizon. We can have no complaints about this though as the fixture list has been very kind, it’s just an awful manager, an underperforming  coaching team and squad made up of mostly shit footballers have spunked decent fixtures vs Palace, Hull, Stoke and even Villa, Swansea and Southampton if we’re being brutally honest, completely up the wall. So it’ll … Continue reading

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NEWCASTLE UNITED SUPPORTERS TRUST – St James’ Park designated Asset of Community Value

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Newcastle United Supporters Trust can confirm that its application to have St James’ Park listed as an Asset of Community Value has been successful. Football research over the years has shown the importance of football grounds to the local community. That is very much the case at Newcastle United where the club have played for over 100 years. St James’ Park holds memories for generations of supporters and is one of the focal points of our community. Its importance to Newcastle United is known throughout the world. Our support comes from a true cross section of the Newcastle United supporting … Continue reading

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