Newcastle vs Norwich City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Newcastle vs Norwich City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Newcastle United have begun the new season on a terrible note.  The Magpies currently sit at the bottom of the table with a meagre 3 draws in 8 games.  They welcome another struggling side Norwich on Sunday in what seems like a match of equals. Team News Newcastle United The Tyne side club's prospects of climbing out of e drop zone are being hampered by their growing injury list. The injury to Tim Krul means their first choice keeper has …
Southampton vs Newcastle United Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

Southampton vs Newcastle United Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

These two sides will both be hoping to finish in the top ten for the second year in a row, but they will both be doing it with very different teams. Neither had the best transfer window, losing fan favourites and not adding as much quality as was needed, but both did add enough ability to suggest they can once again end up in the top half of the table. It remains early in the season, with these two sides …
Newcastle United vs Manchester United | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Newcastle United vs Manchester United | Team News, Key Men & Stats

This Saturday, Newcastle United welcome Manchester United to St. James' Park for a Premier League clash. Both teams are in the position where there is not much left to play for in the league, but they will still want to finish the season on a high. The Magpies come into the game after two heavy defeats in a row. They were beaten 3-0 at home by Everton and 4-0 away by Southampton, with manager Alan Pardew unable to be involved …
Newcastle 2 Bolton 0 | Stats and Tactical Analysis

Newcastle 2 Bolton 0 | Stats and Tactical Analysis

Analysing Newcastle's Fabricio Coloccini

Analysing Newcastle's Fabricio Coloccini

Hatem Ben Arfa….take a bow! Were Newcastle fans the only ones that weren’t surprised at his performance v West Brom though?! The magician has been hailed a ‘pioneer’ of the midlands victory, but the Toon faithful have watched the French enigma build since his return from injury and it looks as though he is finally blooming into the talent we were all hoping he was! However, as threatening as Ben Arfa, Ba and Cisse were, it was also at the …
Newcastle v Blackburn | Stats Analysis

Newcastle v Blackburn | Stats Analysis

Blackburn visited Newcastle on Saturday looking for their sixth consecutive away victory at St James’s Park, but in the end, they never looked like they were going to leave with any points, thanks to a Demba hat trick and an accomplished display by Newcastle. Newcastle dominated possession (63% v 36%), made more than twice as many passes (382 v 174), better pass completion rate (84% v 67%) and attempted more shots as well (15 v 3).  From our backline to …
Newcastle v Arsenal | Match Report

Newcastle v Arsenal | Match Report

Similar to last season, another stalemate, another penalty incident, another Arsenal player sent off for an off the ball incident with Joey, but unfortunately this match won’t be remembered as fondly as our 4-4 draw back in February. The Barton – Gervinho incident has been analysed so many times over the weekend from all sorts of media, I’ll be gladly avoiding this area and focusing on the football that was played. With Arsenal fielding out a team minus Fabregas, Nasri …
Captain Coloccini | How does he compare to the best?

Captain Coloccini | How does he compare to the best?

After signing for £10.3 million in August 2008 from Deportivo La Coruña, Fabricio Coloccini had an indifferent first season for Newcastle United. He lacked the strength and pace to compete against the best strikers and soon there were doubts over his price tag and whether he was cut out for the Premier League. Albeit at a lower level, Coloccini looked more established as a central defender in the Championship and his controlled performances in defence was one of the reasons …