Category: Editor’s Blog

Opposition View – Manchester United

James from Manchester United podcast Written Offside answers our questions ahead of our clash with the Red Devils on Sunday. How long have you supported United and what was your first game? I began supporting United in 1983 (age 6). My earliest memory is of the 1983 Milk Cup final (now Capital One Cup) vs

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Five things from York City

Here’s five things from our League Cup 2nd round victory over York Britton Masterclass We’ve said all summer that we don’t want him to go and last night showed why. He was the best player on the pitch, rarely giving the ball away, always showing for his team-mates. The expert in keeping things simple but

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Opposition View – Sunderland

Ben Fraser from A Love Supreme fanzine answers our questions ahead of Saturday’s trip to the Stadium of Light. It’s probably fair to say you’ve had a bad start to the season. Why have things gone wrong so far? Considering that these early games are our ‘easier’ run of fixtures, it would be diplomatic to say

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Five things from Newcastle at Home

Slide Rule Shelvey One thing I really like about Jonjo Shelvey is that he’ll play the risky ambitious or “hollywood” pass as it’s become known. Admittedly he sometimes does it too much but he’s now learning when to take this option and his assist for the first goal was sublime. He and Bafetimbi Gomis are

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Opposition View – Newcastle

Michael Martin of True Faith fanzine answers our questions for this weeks opposition view. How long have you supported Newcastle and what was your first game? Since the early 1970s. The first game I can remember being at was Malcolm Macdonald’s debut when Supermac was born with a 3-2 home win over Liverpool at St

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10 historical facts about Newcastle United

As part of a new feature for the website this year we will bring you ten interesting facts about our opponents each time they visit the Liberty. We start with the first visitors to south Wales this term – Newcastle United The club was founded in 1892 by the merging of two clubs – Newcastle

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Five things from Chelsea away

The season started with a bang yesterday as the Swans produced a fantastic performance at Stamford Bridge, here’s five things from the game The Tannoy Announcer Can someone please politely tell him in future to keep his voice down. Anyone who was in the stadium 15 minutes before kick off I’m sure will understand what

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All-time Prem Record, plus other stats

Seeing as there’s now a bit of a lull in news during the summer break, I decided to have a look at our individual record against each team we’ve faced since we won promotion to the Premier League four years ago. I’ve comprised a table below detailing each result against each opponent across the last

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Another year, another tough start!

The fixture man clearly likes to see Swansea City suffer a defeat on the opening day of the campaign. In three of our four previous Premier League season’s we have been paired with Manchester City and twice with Manchester United and now today saw the news that we will open 2015/6 with a trip to

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The night we became one nation

I’ve been to well in excess of 500 live games during my lifetime. Most of them follow a similar pattern; enter the ground shortly before kick off where the atmosphere is fairly subdued to reasonable before there’s a sudden lift as the teams enter the field. On a handful of occasions when I’ve taken my place

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