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Newcastle United 2012/2013 – Analysis & Options for Pardew in the Summer

Picking apart the bones of the 2012/2013 season at Newcastle United is a complicated and messy process. On the one hand, one could choose to sympathize with Alan Pardew, noting the one table the Geordies did manage to lead almost the entire season was the Premier League injury table. One could point to the infamous Europa […]

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Sunderland v Newcastle United – Derby Day Preview

Ever wondered why most big derbies in England have early kick-offs? Despite it being dressed in other disguises, it is mainly to prevent fans spending the entire day pre-game at the local pub, thus arriving at an intense, passion-filled derby game ready to go to war. Instead, with an early kick off, the time between […]

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Versatile Players: Tactical and Financial Benefits

A big buzzword often used when a new signing comes in to your club is the term ‘versatility’. It is often loosely banded around to herald a player’s ability to fit into a variety of positions with an adequate level of success, or in some cases, with a very good level of success.

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Everton vs Newcastle United – Tactical analysis

A quick look at last night’s entertaining match at Goodison between Everton and Newcastle United.

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Newcastle United v Aston Villa – tactical analysis

Much noise was made last season about Paul Lambert’s tendency to adapt his tactics depending on the opposition. His modest Norwich side finished the season effectively tied 10th, with this ‘chameleon’ approach claiming wins over Tottenham, Villa, Swansea (twice) and Newcastle.

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Premier League week 2: Selected Observations

This was another fascinating weekend in the self acclaimed, “Best League in the World”. This article looks at 3 selected matches, with observations on tactics, team selections, and talking points going forward. And it’s LIVE.

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Vurnon Anita to Newcastle United

At this week’s interesting Q&A with Pardew and some fortunate NUFC fans, one of the topics raised was transfers. Pardew was quick to stress something that most, more educated, NUFC fans would know already – 90% of the names mentioned in the summer are not transfer targets.  Of the alternative 10%, Ajax Amsterdam’s Vurnon Anita is one that […]

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