Newcastle United

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Newcastle and a troubling culture

As he is want to do, Jose Mourinho made some controversial comments after Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Newcastle on Saturday.  The Portuguese said - and I’m paraphrasing - that the…


Newcastle United, preferred media partners and a surprising accomplice

Newcastle United’s decision to have preferred media partners relates to their desire to ‘control and reinforce the positive messages the club wishes to deliver’.  That’s why, last month, the club…


Newcastle United and more self-defeat

Newcastle United have reached an agreement with Steve McClaren and the fifty-four year-old’s appointment will apparently be announced to the media in due course. But - and there always has…


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Newcastle: Television’s strange silence around Mike Ashley

Newcastle’s capitulation at the King Power this lunchtime was entirely predictable.  Leicester are currently the antithesis of John Carver’s side, they are the scrappiest, most feverishly motivated team in the…


The Newcastle United disease is almost certainly infectious

In spirit, some of us were with the Newcastle United fans who boycotted the recent game with Tottenham.  To not empathise with those supporters represents a failure to appreciate the…


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Disgrace: Tim Krul & light-hearted pleasantry.

Over the weekend, Tim Krul upset some people.  At half-time during Newcastle’s recent derby loss to Sunderland, the goalkeeper was walking down the tunnel and was captured on television exchanging…


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Newcastle United and the value of an identity

The post mortem into Newcastle’s derby defeat to Sunderland this afternoon will make plenty of reference to John Carver.  Rightly, too, because his team’s performance betrayed the difference between his…


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Newcastle United and the questionable value of their profit

This morning, Newcastle United have announced that during the financial year between June 2013 and June 2014 the club made a record profit of £18.7m. “I am pleased to report…