One thing about Newcastle United is that there is always some news about them, either good or bad.
Rafa Benitez is the current manager of Newcastle United and he is one of the best managers in Europe today. Under his management, it seems that everything is fine with the team. With this, fans can simply look back at the life of Newcastle United and laugh at some of the catastrophe’s that the team has gone through. The past blunders can put a smile in fans’ lips although quite embarrassing in its context.
IN many headlines in the past, the name Alan Pardew has come up. These headlines vary from the brilliant, to the dreadful, and to the downright hilarious. Although many fans already see Pardew as a very controversial kind of fellow, he really outdid himself in this particular event. During the match at Hull City, Pardew head-butted Hull midfielder David Meyler. For that head-butt, Pardew had to pay a fine of ?100,000 by Newcastle United, and ?60,000 by the FA.
One of the football lols of Premier League’s history was when two players of their team squared up, which happened to Lee Bowyer and Kierton Dyer. Players usually square up to players of the opposing team. It is common for opposing players to fight. But Dyer and Bowyer were both playing for the Toon Army at the time. For their violent behaviors, the two players both received red cards. It was a bad game with the team losing 3 – 0 to Aston Villa at home.
Nobody defeats Newcastle United at home, especially Sunderland. But it did happen and with a crushing 3 – 0 defeat at that. However, there was one fan who took the loss seriously and vented all his anger at a poor horse called Bud. Barry Rogerson, the fan, 45 years old, proceeded to taunt that horse and punched its head. Because of this moronic actions, he was sentenced to jail for a year. And the years of humiliation following will surely be a lot worse.
Truth be told, Newcastle United has had some very poor managers in their time, but Joe Kinnear is pretty much the worst. Kinnear’s career had so many funny moments although during those times, it was really quite terrible. And, the funniest of them all was when he tried to sign his own player. It was during the League Cup game between Swansea and Birmingham that this event occurred. At this time Shane Ferguson was on loan at the Brummies. Ferguson dominated the midfield in a very great game. Kinnear then noticing this commented that he was going to sign the player. The press was surprised at what seemed to be a joke but proved to be ignorance on Kinnear’s part that Ferguson actually belonged to his team. This is funny indeed!