Football Cities: Newcastle upon Tyne

Posted by on Oct 7, 2015 in Football Cities | 3 Comments
Football Cities: Newcastle upon Tyne

Perched on a hill, visible from all directions as you head into Newcastle, towering into the air in the centre of town — St James’ Park couldn’t really be much more symbolic. Its location befits its status as an iconic focal point, right at the heart of the city metaphorically and spiritually as well as literally. A compact, soulless, identikit new-build stadium on the outskirts, encircled by acres of …

TTU Go Predicting: A Club-By-Club Premier League Preview 2015-16

Posted by on Aug 7, 2015 in TTU Go Predicting | One Comment
TTU Go Predicting: A Club-By-Club Premier League Preview 2015-16

Rounding off this year’s week of divisional previews we profile English football’s top-flight which – for all its predictability – will no doubt offer plenty of high-drama during the course of the season.

Arsenal

Am I alone in questioning the narrative that suggests that Petr Cech is the missing piece in the jigsaw that is Arsenal’s pursuit of a first Premier League title since 2004? That’s not to say …

Neil Warnock Week: Book Review: Made in Sheffield

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in Neil Warnock Week | 3 Comments
Neil Warnock Week: Book Review: Made in Sheffield

Made in Sheffield: My Story by Neil Warnock with Oliver Holt
Published by Hodder and Stoughton
2008, £8.99

“Anyone who writes an autobiography”, opines former Slits guitarist Viv Albertine in the introduction to her brilliant memoir Clothes Music Boys, “is either a twat or broke.” Made in Sheffield: My Story bears out her theory. While not short of a bob or two (despite being aggrieved at having never gained …

Hot Seat Narratives: Alan Pardew’s Charmed Existence at Newcastle United

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Hot Seat Narratives, Uncategorized | One Comment
Hot Seat Narratives: Alan Pardew’s Charmed Existence at Newcastle United

It will be the greatest comeback since Lazarus.”

The late, legendary darts commentator Sid Waddell may have been talking about Cliff Lazarenko, but, had he been alive in 2014 to witness the annus horribilis endured by the manager of his beloved Newcastle United, he might well have been moved to say the same thing about Alan Pardew. And yet, incredibly, the comeback appears to be on.

In …

TTU Go Predicting: a Club-by-Club Premier League Preview 2014-5

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 in Uncategorized | 4 Comments
TTU Go Predicting: a Club-by-Club Premier League Preview 2014-5

Our divisional previews of a year ago were so well received that we decided to go one better and offer a full set for 2014-5 even if bloggers enjoy the luxury of not being obliged to cover irrelevances such as the Community Shield. TTU staffer Ben Woolhead has a little extra time on his hands now after the masterful Newcastle United blog Black & White & Read All Over

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