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April 14, 2009
Posted by Rob Lee on 04/14/2009

Having been somewhat destroyed by Chelsea at home 2-0, next up we faced the might of Stoke City away in what was deemed as a must-win game. We drew 1-1. Granted, we played pretty poorly for most of the game, there were a few positives to take from this game.

Firstly, other than Middlesbrough beating Hull City, other teams around us also were beaten. Hull (as mentioned), Sunderland and also Blackburn Rovers all lost, meaning that we are just two points off safety, one behind local rivals Sunderland.

April 3, 2009
Posted by Rob Lee on 04/03/2009

The arrival of Big Al has coincided with some more long overdue but great news - the departure of Dennis Wise from his role as Director of whatever! Nobody seemed overly sure exactly what Mr. Wise actually did during his time at Newcastle, but his controversial and utterly mysterious position has thankfully been brought to a halt. He was and never has been popular with Newcastle fans, since his playing days at Chelsea through to the present day. OK, we have signed an array of supposedly talented youngsters from across Europe, but in such testing times this season, surely first-team, proven players were the priority, and Wise did nothing to help us out on this front.

April 1, 2009
Posted by Rob Lee on 04/01/2009



Yes, that is correct, not an April Fools! Big Al is now the boss till at least the end of the season to see us through our remaining eight games of the season. Realistically speaking, he has no experience in management and very little time to put our season right, but if the Geordie legend's arrival doesn't lift the players, then nothing will. I am ecstatic and can hardly hide my excitement at the thought of my boyhood hero sitting in the dugout at St. James', regardless of how well he does. At the end of the day, he has nothing to lose, and will be backed 200 million per cent by the geordie fans.

Marc Duffy Marc Duffy is a National Account Manager in the alcoholic drinks industry - a career in alcohol was obviously the natural step after following Newcastle United for all of his 32 years. Marc blames his father for his obsession with Newcastle United - since attending his first game at the age of 4 Marc has endured many ups and downs, and despite the lack of silverware remains positive that a trophy will be won at some point in his lifetime! (Wait, does the Intertoto cup not count?) Follow Marc on Twitter @MarcSDuffy

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