Is Time Running Out For Pardew?

Is Time Running Out For Pardew?

After a second straight Tyne-Wear derby defeat, the pressure on Alan Pardew is starting to increase at a rapid rate. Over the last 12 months Newcastle fans have been split on their manager, as the team continues to be extremely inconsistent. The same problems continue to arise and it looks like Pardew is completely out of ideas. The message coming out of Newcastle is that they want stability after so many managerial changes in the past decade but stability only …
Gunners Panicking? Who can Arsenal Bring in?

Gunners Panicking? Who can Arsenal Bring in?

After Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at home to Aston Villa, Arsenal are now in a position that has been inevitable for the last few weeks. The Gunners are attempting to strengthen their squad with late bids before the transfer window closes. In most cases, a single defeat cannot suffice a panic situation, but Arsenal are a different matter. Fans who were promised that a large sum of money was available, have been disappointed to see the only player come into Arsenal …
Gourcuff Being Targeted To Replace Cabaye? Stats Comparison

Gourcuff Being Targeted To Replace Cabaye? Stats Comparison

Newcastle will need to sign a creative midfielder if they do sell Yohan Cabaye as expected. The first player to be linked to the North East club after the news broke that Arsenal made a bid for the Newcastle vice captain is fellow Frenchman Yoann Gourcuff who himself has been a target for Arsene Wenger. The Lyon play-maker is interested in a move away as he seeks a new challenge but he may not see Newcastle as an attractive proposition …
Best Central Midfield Combination For Newcastle United? Stats Analysis

Best Central Midfield Combination For Newcastle United? Stats Analysis

With the increasing number of teams playing with formations that include a three man central midfield, whether it’d be 4-3-3, 4-5-1, 4-2-3-1 or even a false 9, it is near impossible to play the 4-4-2 formation, which served Newcastle well in the first part of the 2011/12 season.  During that season, an inform Tiote and Cabaye built a formidable partnership and were able to control games against other teams who played two in central midfield, for example our away game …
His name is Jonas! | Jonas Gutierrez Stats Analysis

His name is Jonas! | Jonas Gutierrez Stats Analysis

I have seen Jonas Gutierrez play, both in the flesh and on television, on a number of occasions and I have audibly sung my appreciation of his services to my beloved Newcastle United with great pride and sentiment. I must confess though, I’m still not really sure what he actually does… I can tell you that he plays on the left on the majority of occasions, but I have seen him utilized in a more defensive central role at times …
Newcastle 3 Chelsea 2 | Match & Stats Report

Newcastle 3 Chelsea 2 | Match & Stats Report

Newcastle's put away three great goals in one of the most entertaining matches of the year. In terms of spectacle, there was little that this match lacked. All five goals scored were of high quality, and there could have been several more for either team. No doubt the frustrated Blues fans will find more sources of frustration in this match, but Newcastle played well for their part. The man on the lips of Newcastle and Chelsea fans alike will be …
Newcastle 2 Spurs 1 | Stats and Tactical Analysis

Newcastle 2 Spurs 1 | Stats and Tactical Analysis

Rain in the Ukraine only adds to their Pain | Ukraine match stats report

Rain in the Ukraine only adds to their Pain | Ukraine match stats report

Following a convincing display in Ukraine's opening fixture versus Sweden, opinions were optimistic going into the match against France. After the attacking minded mentality of the Ukraine and their ability to stretch play, some thought there might be another Denmark vs. Holland on the cards. An achilles heel shown by the Ukraine during the Sweden game was their back four's fragility, a supposed area to work on and take forward to the France game. The match failed to live up …
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