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 …
Newcastle United: The Season So Far | Stats

Newcastle United: The Season So Far | Stats

Newcastle have defied their critics this season, with some people even putting them down as potential relegation candidates, however, they find themselves in 8th place at the turn of the year. They are just 6 points off the Champions League places, but that's likely to be a step too far for the Magpies this season. Nevertheless, they will be strong challengers for a Europa League spot, especially if more places become available in the league depending on who wins the …
Newcastle United V Stoke Preview | Facts, Key Men and Team News

Newcastle United V Stoke Preview | Facts, Key Men and Team News

Boxing Day sees Mark Hughes' Stoke City travel to the North East to face Alan Pardew's high flying Newcastle United. Newcastle have been on a great run recently and have only lost once in their last 5 games. They are particularly strong at home, having only lost once at St James' Park all season so far. Stoke City seem to finally have got used to manager Mark Hughes' different style and are on a decent run themselves, having lost just …
Newcastle Utd Vs West Brom Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

Newcastle Utd Vs West Brom Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

These two clubs have established themselves in the Premier League since both were promoted from the Championship in the 2009/10 season, however, they have done it in completely different ways. Newcastle have always been unpredictable but even they shocked people with the appointment of Joe Kinnear as Director of Football in the summer to join their already unstable board, who have done many things to upset supporters. Meanwhile, West Brom are one of the best run clubs in the country …
What Has Gone Wrong For Hatem Ben Arfa?

What Has Gone Wrong For Hatem Ben Arfa?

Hatem Ben Arfa has always been a maverick. A player who has never quite made it to the level where his talent deserves to be. Even now at the age of 26, he is still trying to find some consistency. He started the season so well for Newcastle United, scoring a wonder-goal to clinch maximum points against Fulham before putting in another match-winning display against Aston Villa. Since then, he has failed to impress in the black and white shirt. …