10 responses

  1. nufc fan
    January 13, 2012

    Love your writing and your site. I live in the US so I have a never ending appetite to read any and all things Newcastle. Your reports are always insightful and quite interesting to read. Hope your match report holiday ends soon!

  2. marco
    January 13, 2012

    great article,…

  3. Stephen Yeardley
    January 13, 2012

    Shame about the reports – your “Tactical Analysis” post is one of the first things I look for after each game; insightful, intelligent and as far from knee-jerk as you can get (I wondered where they had gone recently). It and nufc.com’s report on each match are essential reading for me and much more than a match for journalists in every paper I can name. Here’s to the return of them.

    Oh, and the above is a great article too; AP for freedom of the city soon, surely? *grin*

  4. AndyMac
    January 13, 2012

    “Regular eagle-eyed readers of the site and our Twitter followers may have noticed that the Man United report and QPR preview weren’t uploaded to the site. We have made the decision to take a break from match previews and reports as they were becoming more of a chore, almost like homework, which was never the intention when we started the site in 2010. Naturally, we appreciate all the comments and feedback that we’ve had but for it to be enjoyable again, we’ve agreed to write on a more ad-hoc basis and when it feels appropriate, rather than when fixtures dictate”

    To echo nufc fan’s comments you should remember all the plaudits you received from opposition fans during the season, so if you’re stuck for contributors just ask the fan base !. I’d be willing to help out from far away.

    On the topic of Pardwho and HBA, I’ve read so much shlte about Pardwho’s alleged cosseting of players before gradually bringing them in to the first team and my response would be that he always sticks with players when he’s winning and even when he’s losing :(. IMO Santon and HBA could have been regulars by now if the bloke had had the b@lls to change an unbeaten side.

    It’s not often I agree with Louise Taylor but when she wrote

    “Ben Arfa says he does not share quite the same football philosophy as Pardew but the frustration for his manager is that he is failing to maximise a very real talent”

    I had to agree with the Mackem b*tch :)

  5. cloggytoon
    January 13, 2012

    As far as management goes it may prove to have been a masterstroke from Pards.
    Hopefully we’ll see a lot more magic from HBA starting Sunday.

    ……thanks for the interesting insight,good read indeed.

  6. PRASHANTH SHANKARAN
    January 13, 2012

    Your match previews are among the staple diets on matchweeks… they will be greatly missed. A truly insightful read

  7. Omar
    January 13, 2012

    The tactical analysis posts after games are missed. Better than anything else on the web.

  8. Calvin
    January 14, 2012

    Great article, love the psychological perspective on Ben Arfa. I’m really looking forward to watching him play, haven’t seen many other players glide on the football pitch like him. In my opinion, would like to see him as a #10, but probably will get his start out wide.

  9. TheDimpleboy
    January 14, 2012

    Really enjoyed that read, excellent analysis!

  10. Badger
    January 14, 2012

    Great read. Have to say I’m really missing the reports/previews, they are essential reading for me. Thanks lads.

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