Category Archives: General Waffle

Not A Furious Book

I’ve got a new book available. Well, I’ve written half of a thing that isn’t a traditional book. And it isn’t a Furious book and it isn’t about Newcastle United much. But I would be grateful if you bought it … Continue reading

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Why I Hate Golf

As a very very young person I used to physically despise all sport that wasn’t football. My grandfather used to take me to motor-cross but I didn’t consider that a sport – it was more a form of full sensory, … Continue reading

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What If That Had Been Sir Bobby?

When Wifey and I were living in New Zealand Sky NZ would show all the English Premier League games in their entirety but not necessarily live. So now we are living just outside Norwich avoiding the Newcastle United score until … Continue reading

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Judging in Haste

Committing your thoughts to print is a treacherous business at the best of times, especially if those opinions concern Newcastle United FC and I grow increasingly wary of it. The internet is awash with reactionary piffle, why add to it … Continue reading

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Some Numbers

I read the copy of the letter that Newcastle United Football Club sent to the Newcastle based regional newspapers and couldn’t help thinking that the club had a point when they talked about the disproportionate amount of coverage awarded to … Continue reading

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It’s A Trap!

Sometimes you just have to let situations play themselves out. This is partly why there hasn’t been a blog update on this website for months. The ongoing inactivity of Newcastle United in the transfer market might be irritating and frustrating … Continue reading

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Better Off Out Of It

Two years ago Wifey and I gave up our jobs in Newcastle to travel the world with open minds to the possibility of living somewhere other than Tyneside. I think I had a vague notion of a beach house in … Continue reading

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“What Happened”

The best thing to happen in the world of football this week was Manchester City sending back 900 unsold tickets to Arsenal, it was a brilliant thing and credit to the City fans who would have travelled to The Emirates … Continue reading

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What Are You Going To Do About It?

I’m all for national public outrage and the public have been given plenty to be outraged about in recent years. Executives at banks awarding themselves fat bonuses, elements of the government and the police colluding with the press to cover … Continue reading

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One Rule For Them

Interesting, I thought, that Manchester United’s Robin van Persie escaped punishment for clobbering Yohan Cabaye in the face the same week as the Conservative Party conference. Once again we witness those who feel entitled to special privilege pretending they are … Continue reading

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