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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, [...]
  • Antonio Barreca – Scout Report

    First and foremost, Italian left-back Barreca has been out of favour at AS Monaco, particularly under new boss Thierry Henry, hence the interest from Newcastle United. He has appeared in just seven Ligue 1 games this season – all but one of which were starts under former manager Leonardo Jardim. Since late October, 23-year-old Barreca has been [...]
  • 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 [...]