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Quiz: Can You Name All These Different Newcastle Managers?

Newcastle United have had a hell of a lot of managers in the last 20 years.  Throughout the last two decades, the north-east club have gone from Premier League title contenders to mid-table mediocrity and frequent relegation battles. On the two occasions, they were relegated to the Championship, they were promoted back to England’s top-tier at the first attempt. However, …

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Kevin Keegan Had To Dress In Disguise To Return To Newcastle

Former Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan claims he had to use a disguise to watch his former club at St James’ Park after his fall-out with controversial owner Mike Ashley. Keegan had two spells as Newcastle manager and also helped the team win promotion to the top-flight during his time as a Magpies forward in the 1980s. But the ex-England coach, …

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Kevin Keegan Makes Very Strange Claim About Liverpool’s League Rivals

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 13: Willian of Chelsea is chased by Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini of Manchester United during The Emirates FA Cup Quarter-Final match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on March 13, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The former Liverpool player shared a few bizarre thoughts on the defences of the Premier League contenders. A constant feature of the season thus far has been the inevitable post-mortem on many of Liverpool’s matches, usually centred on what is a generous defence in comparison to a superb attacking threat. Despite defeating the likes of Arsenal and Leicester City, the Reds’ …

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The Top Five Moments From 25 Years Of Premier League Drama

As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Premier League many will have fond memories of some glorious football played over the past quarter of a century. from Gianfranco Zola to Thierry Henry, Eric Cantona to Dennis Bergkamp and David Ginola to Tony Yeboah, the league has seen many outstanding individuals in exciting teams which have gone on to achieve success …

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Jonas Gutiérrez: A Modern Toon For Newcastle United

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 28: Jonas Gutierrez of Newcastle United warms up prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Aston Villa at St James' Park on February 28, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

In July 2008, Newcastle United signed Jonas Gutiérrez. The Argentine international would go on to play 187 times for the club. Despite relegation from the Premier League in 2009, Gutiérrez decided to remain on Tyneside and help in the quest for promotion. His dedication to the cause endeared him to the Toon army and cult status was assured. It was …

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4 Reasons Why the Premier League Was Just More Fun In The 1990s

With all the talk of ‘parking the bus’, ‘grinding out results’ and ‘negative football’, Tom O Connor takes a look back at a few reasons why the Premier League was more fun in the 1990s than today. _____ There were more teams competing for the league every season From the 1992/3 season until the turn of the twentieth century the …

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How Kevin Keegan Still Influences The Premier League

Here Tom O’Connor looks at how the Kevin Keegan’s signing of Shaka Hislop, to increase competition between his first team goalkeepers, is still having a profound effect on modern day football.  Talk to any Arsenal or Manchester United fans about their greatest goalkeeper of the 1990s and you can be fairly certain of David Seaman and Peter Schmeichel topping the …

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Keegan Enjoying Newcastle Revolution

Alan Pardew has harnessed the support of his Newcastle players to both save his job and reverse ailing fortunes at St James’ Park, according to Kevin Keegan. Former Newcastle and England manager Keegan hailed Pardew’s resolve in riding out nine dismal months to guide the Tynesiders to four straight victories. Newcastle laboured through two wins in 17 matches before victories …

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British Footballers in Apartheid South Africa

Conor Heffernan looks back at the promotion of ‘whites-only’ football in Apartheid South Africa. In 1976 South Africa was formally expelled from FIFA due to a government policy of racial segregation known as Apartheid. FIFA had been relatively late to expel South Africa, a point of contention for many African States. The CAF had expelled South Africa as early as …

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Top 5 Crazy Newcastle United Moments

Newcastle United, a bastion of football in the North East. A club with a proud history, and an even prouder fan base. However, the club has had its fair share of crazy moments. Here are the top five. 5. Joe Kinnear Tries To Sign His Own Player Joe Kinnear could have an entire article dedicated to himself, such is the extravagant …

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Top Five Sporting ‘Mind Games’

Mind games have become a big part of professional sport. Here Maurice Brosnan looks at some of the best psychological battles that have occurred both on and off the field of play. Jose Mourinho recently made a statement about rival club Manchester United’s new signing Luke Shaw. In typical Mourinho fashion, the quote was the cunning dig, aimed at stirring trouble. He …

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Premier League Heroes: Alan Shearer

This week’s Premier League Heroes column is dedicated to Geordie legend Alan Shearer who spent his career in the Premier League playing for Southampton, Blackburn Rovers before going back to the North East to become a Newcastle United legend. Shearer is a great example of the classic English striker who lacked pace but made up for it in strength and physical stature. The …

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