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  • Football and a Foodbank

    By Joe Donnohue – (@JoeDonnohue) Sleepwalking towards a third potential relegation in ten years, you could be mistaken for thinking that Newcastle United’s home attendances would be dwindling right now. The disconnect between supporters and those at the summit of the club’s hierarchy has never been in starker contrast. Passion, [...]
  • Mike Ashley to intervene this January? Don’t panic just yet

    First, let me preface this piece with a dutifully flattering disclaimer. I used to work for The Mirror’s online sports desk and without their superb editor Matt Lawless, I would not have the career that I have now. This notwithstanding, however, after having the fallout of Neil Moxley’s piece on Newcastle United’s transfer policy [...]
  • Sheffield Wednesday – The Scout Report

    Today marks the halfway stage in the Championship season for Newcastle United, and while there have been ups and downs so far, it is fair to say that this campaign has been a success with United sitting pretty at the top of the tree. Sheffield Wednesday – A Factfile Founded: 1867 Nickname: The Owls Stadium: Hillsborough Manager: Carlos Carvalhal [...]
  • Match Preview – The View from Sheffield

    Written by Joe Sharpe Who doesn’t love the festive football period? There’s plenty of games to distract us from the leftover turkey and small talk with relatives, and a great chance for teams to put points on the board. It’s been an up-down week for Newcastle. The hard-fought 2-1 win at Burton secured the Christmas number one spot in the [...]
  • Burton Albion – The Scout Report

    Championship minnows Burton Albion pose another tough task for United this weekend, following a tough away game at a Wigan Athletic who like to keep it tight at the back. Burton at home are no different and will be fully aware of the mammoth task ahead keeping out the likes of Dwight Gayle and Mo Diamé. Burton Albion – A Factfile Founded: 1950 [...]