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Newcastle United: A Fan’s Perspective

Shane Saunders gives his views on the current situation at Newcastle United, from a fan’s perspective.  It’s not very often that this writer discusses football on Pundit Arena. In fact, this is my first article on the subject and while this writer usually pens stories about MMA and combat sports, whatever fight that may have been left in Newcastle United Football …

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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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What Nightmares May Come – Newcastle United & The Departure Of Alan Pardew

Since Alan Pardew left Newcastle United the club have been in free fall- losing their last eight games. Yesterday’s capitulation at Leicester City saw current head coach John Carver question whether defender Mike Williamson deliberately engineered his sending off to avoid playing in the end of season run-in. Carver also this week invited two disgruntled fans to attend Newcastle United’s …

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Premier League Heroes: Nobby Solano

Nobby Solano, the first Peruvian to play in the Premier League and a cult hero at Newcastle United. The versatile right-sided midfielder was capable of some outrageous goals and is the week’s Premier League hero.  Nolberto Albino Solano Todco was born in Callao, Peru on the 12th of December 1974 and began his professional football career at the age of …

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Barclays Premier League Preview: City To Turn To Klopp?

Manchester City

Manchester City are now just four points above fifth placed Liverpool. Pundit Arena preview the weekend’s action as the Barclays Premier League enters it’s final stretch. ________________________________________________________________________________ “I am not tired. I have had no contact to other clubs, but I don’t plan to take a year off.” – Jurgen Klopp leaving the door open for talks. Klopp may just be the pick-me-up that …

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Rant Of The Week: The Football Fan Mentality

The recent treatment of Manchester City and England striker Toni Duggan has prompted some to again question the mentality of some football fans. It’s a sentiment repeated by many of the more level-headed football observers.   Ridiculous that in 2015 @toni_duggan can’t be in a photograph with the manager of a rival team, and has to apologise. http://t.co/IxNbph9xou — Bencopland (@Bencopland) April …

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Barclays Premier League Preview

The Manchester derby headlines a crucial weekend of Premier League action, as QPR look to get out of the relegation zone after their 4-1 thumping of West Brom. After some wonderful goals and upsets last week, the Barclays Premier League returns with the threat of Europa League football looming over Manchester City. The table looks like this after Gameweek 31 : Barclays Premier League …

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Barclays Premier League Preview

The international break is finally over, meaning that club football resumes uninterrupted until the end of the season. We preview the return of Premier League action with a Saturday lunchtime kickoff between Arsenal and Liverpool headlining proceedings. Fixtures – Saturday, 4 April: Arsenal vs. Liverpool (12.45) BT Sport 1 There hasn’t been a goalless game since 1999 in this classic fixture. That amazing stat should continue as Liverpool …

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South Park, Spitting And The Nonsensical Logic of The FA

After Papiss Cisse and Jonny Evans were handed lengthy bans for a spitting incident, John Murphy wonders what bizarre logic dictates the nonsensical decisions of the FA. On the 23rd of February 2008, Martin Taylor broke Eduardo Da Silva’s leg in half. He received a three match ban. Last Wednesday, Jonny Evans spat at Papiss Cisse, missed, and received a …

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The Title Race Is Very Much Alive As City Hammer Newcastle

There’s still a long way to go but Chelsea’s draw with Burnley and Manchester City’s comprehensive victory over Newcastle United has combined to make it an intriguing title race once more with just a five-point gap now between the two sides.   This writer could have discussed some individual performances for Manchester City today but it was nigh on impossible to pick …

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Newcastle United vs Burnley: Managerial Distraction

Rob Lyons argues that Alan Pardew’s imminent departure at Newcastle will be a hindrance for the Magpies as they aim to find some form of consistency, starting with their clash against Burnley. Looking at the Magpies’ recent turnaround, albeit it with a few losses of late, Pardew has turned around a ship that looked to be sinking along the north east coastline up until mid-October. One can …

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Crystal Palace: In Pardew We Trust?

He’s become the bookies favourite for the Crystal Palace job. Is Alan Pardew the man to save the South-Londoners & why could he possibly want to leave Newcastle United?  Paddy Power have him at 2/5 (or 1.4 returns for those of you not familiar with fractions) to take the Neil Warnock shaped hole at Crystal Palace. They are a club …

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2 Points And A Ton Of Opinion Separate Newcastle United & Everton

Everton’s season has been persistently lacklustre. Newcastle United have taken their fans on a rollercoaster, but only two points divide two very different teams.  At this stage of the season, two points is nothing. They’ve both lost seven times. Only one win and one less draw than Everton is what puts Newcastle ahead of the Toffees, despite a worse goal difference. …

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Five Talking Points From United vs Newcastle

Man Utd 3-1 Newcastle: After a shaky start, United strolled to a reasonably comfortable victory over Newcastle in Old Trafford this afternoon. We look at 5 talking points from the game.  1. Teams Are Still Not Afraid of Man United or Old Trafford Regardless of the score line, Newcastle came to Old Trafford today to win. They played with two …

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Newcastle Can’t Afford Another Slide In Form

Having now lost three games in a row, including a defeat to bitter rivals Sunderland, Rob Lyons questions can Alan Pardew and Newcastle afford another slide in form? The Geordie’s expect results and often this season, this can be secondary in importance to the style of football Newcastle play, however should poor results and unattractive play coincide, such as Sunday’s historic …

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Premier League Heroes: Craig Bellamy

Today’s Premier League hero needs no introduction, he is one of the most well-known strikers to have graced the modern age of top flight English football, partly down to the amount of clubs he has been at over the years and partly due to his goalscoring exploits. Craig Bellamy enjoyed a long career in English football as he played with …

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Ginger Mourinho Will Look To Tame Newcastle Backlash

Newcastle travel to Burnley tonight in what is arguably one of the toughest times for any Premier League side to face the Clarets this season.  Sean Dyche has managed to stop Burnley from sinking into the unredeemable depts in which the bottom of the Premier League has often trapped newly-promoted sides before. Having failed to win a game between the …

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