Newcastle United 2014/15 Season Preview

Newcastle United 2014/15 Season Preview

The mood on Tyneside is difficult to judge going into the season, given the existing precarious nature of Alan Pardew's position as manager, but the new signings have given the fanbase a boost. It has been a decent pre season for the Magpies with their win over Schalke being a particular highlight as it showed their prowess in the final third, especially the pace and power they possess on the counter. This could be a style of play they use …
Janmaat and Debuchy Comparison | Good Business For Newcastle?

Janmaat and Debuchy Comparison | Good Business For Newcastle?

This summer has been a fruitful one for Newcastle United, who have already signed six players and plan to sign at least one more striker. Thursday saw the club both signing and selling a right back, showing that they have learned from their mistakes as they are now sourcing and buying replacements before letting key players leave. Both Andy Carroll and Yohan Cabaye left abruptly with no replacements being signed, which led to a downturn in the side's form. This …
Newcastle United: Their Season So Far | Stats Analysis

Newcastle United: Their Season So Far | Stats Analysis

Despite a disappointing loss to local rivals Sunderland, Newcastle have continued their impressive start to the season in recent weeks. They are currently 9th in the table, only 2 points off the favourites for the title, Manchester City. After an awful campaign last season blighted by the Europa League, it finally looks like Alan Pardew has managed to get his side back to playing the type of football that led to them finishing 5th in the 2011/12 season. The French …
My Full Back's More Useful Than Yours | Johnson, Walker & Evra Vs Gunter, Debuchy & Cameron

My Full Back's More Useful Than Yours | Johnson, Walker & Evra Vs Gunter, Debuchy & Cameron

The Full Back position is one that has evolved rapidly since the inception of the EPL, and so has the importance that this role plays in a team. It is no longer about being a solid defender with the ability to "stick it in the mixer", but a position that can involve being a key attacking wide player who’s team relies on them to provide the width for an otherwise narrow attacking threat. It says it all that Leighton Baines …
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