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  1. Five steps to Ayoze Perez success

    Marc Duffy

    As Newcastle close in on the reported 1.8 million pound signing of 20 year old Tenerife striker Ayoze Perez, some have already cast doubt over his ability to succeed in English football. Newcastle don't have the best track record at developing you...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  2. End of season report: Newcastle United

    Marc Duffy

    Those looking at Newcastle's season from other parts of the country seem to be of the opinion that supporters should shut up and be grateful for their top-half finish. Let's put one myth to bed first. Newcastle fans do NOT have high expectations. ...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  3. Rodgers v Pardew: A clash of footballing philosophies

    Marc Duffy

    Newcastle's final game of the season comes at Anfield on Sunday against a Liverpool side still in the hunt for the Premier League title. Liverpool have been exceptional this season and have taken fans and pundits by surprise with their free-flowi...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  4. Fans set to protest in Newcastle home finale

    Marc Duffy

    Newcastle's home support will be delighted that it all comes to a close as far as home games go when Cardiff head up to Tyneside on Saturday. Very few Geordies are excited by the prospect of the match and it is not difficult to see why. - Report...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  5. The poor handling of Hatem Ben Arfa

    Marc Duffy

    Newcastle slipped to a sixth consecutive defeat on Monday night, losing 3-0 at Arsenal, and it is clear for all to see that they are team with absolutely no creative spark. The statistics are damning: The Magpies have scored only once in this dreadfu...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  6. Newcastle fans dreading Emirates visit

    Marc Duffy

    Newcastle head to the Emirates Stadium to play Arsenal on Monday night with even the most optimistic Geordies expecting nothing but defeat. Newcastle have been woeful in 2014, struggling for goals but conceding plenty while Arsenal have not lost i...

    Blog | April 27, 2014
  7. Liverpool FC and what could have been for Newcastle

    Marc Duffy

    April 1, 2012. St James' Park, Newcastle. Papiss Cisse scored his second goal of the day to put the home team 2-0 up against Kenny Dalglish's Liverpool side whilst Newcastle old boy Andy Carroll was jeered for a poor display and another former Magpie...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  8. More Newcastle misery as fans wish for season's end

    Marc Duffy

    Friday afternoon I went to Gateshead Stadium to watch the Tynesiders host Southport. This was the fifth tier of English football and a team of young pros chasing a playoff place against an amateur side. Both teams gave their all from start to finish ...

    Blog | April 19, 2014
  9. Stumbling Newcastle head to Stoke

    Marc Duffy

    Newcastle head to the Britannia Stadium on Saturday looking to end a woeful run of form that has seen them concede 11 goals in three games without reply. It won't be easy against a Stoke City side who are very good at home -- the Potters have lost...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  10. Keep or cull? Newcastle stars in the firing line

    Marc Duffy

    Newcastle United face a summer of upheaval both on and off the pitch as yet another season descends into nothingness. Despite the club's small squad, several players will leave with contracts expiring and numerous transfer links to players across...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  11. Enough is enough: It's time for Pardew to go

    Marc Duffy

    I've had enough. Enough of the thrashings. Enough of the excuses. Enough of the obvious lack of heart and complete indifference from the 'professional' footballers employed by Newcastle United. Manchester United's comfortable 4-0 win at St James'...

    Blog | April 05, 2014
  12. The excuses behind Newcastle's Pardew-era thrashings

    Marc Duffy

    Newcastle United's terrible start to 2014 has been well publicised recently, as has the fact that under Alan Pardew's leadership they've lost by three or more goals no fewer than 18 times in just over three years. When you compare that to the fact...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  13. Excitement mounts ahead of battle for eighth

    Marc Duffy

    Hang on to your hats ladies and gentlemen, the thrilling battle for eighth place in the Premier League will be in full swing at St Mary's on Saturday. I can hardly wait to see who snatches such a coveted accolade. Anyway, now that I've got the sa...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  14. Newcastle and Everton: big clubs or "also-rans"?

    Marc Duffy

    Whenever Newcastle play Everton the supporters of both clubs front up on Social Media arguing over who is "the bigger club", who has "the best fans" and it usually descents into petty insults and name calling. In reality neither club has won a th...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  15. Cisse: The hero returns

    Marc Duffy

    Papiss Cisse could well be the happiest and most relieved man on Tyneside after his 93rd minute goal snatched Newcastle United all three points in a 1-0 win against Crystal Palace at St James' Park. The Senegalese number nine has had a torrid seas...

    Blog | March 22, 2014
  16. Nine games to win back the fans

    Marc Duffy

    There are five of us who sit together in the Gallowgate Corner at St James' Park this season. Next year there will be two as the other lads have said "enough is enough" and have informed the football club that they will not be renewing. These aren...

    Blog | March 17, 2014