One thing about Newcastle United is that there is always some news about them, either good or bad.
Today, Newcastle United has a manager in the person of Rafa Benitez who is one of Europe’s best managers. The likelihood of have an embarrassing moment in this new manager’s time seems to be far from happening. Now the fans can simply laugh at the occurrences that have happened before, embarrassing perhaps, but laughable at present. The past blunders can put a smile in fans’ lips although quite embarrassing in its context.
Alan Pardew is not new to the headlines; he has been in it many times in the past. These headlines vary from the brilliant, to the dreadful, and to the downright hilarious. Pardew is always involved in controversy but this is the worst of it all. David Mayler, a midfielder of Hull City, was head-butted by Pardew during their match. It was a rather expensive head butt which cost him a fine of ?100,000 by Newcastle United, and ?60,000 by the FA.
The biggest football LOL moment in Premier League’s history was when Lee Bowyer and Kieron Dyer, both from the same team, squared up. Players usually square up to players of the opposing team. Opposing players frequently fight with each other. It was funny to watch since, at the time, Dyer and Bowyer both belonged to the Toon Army. The two received red cards for violent behavior after involving themselves in a fight. That was bad enough, but they also eventually lost to Aston Villa at home with a score of 3 – 0.
Fans believe that Sunderland is no match to Newcastle United especially at home. 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. The fan, one Barry Rogerson, 45 years old, taunted the horse and punched it on the head. Because of this moronic actions, he was sentenced to jail for a year. There will be worse years to follow for this humiliation.
Truth be told, Newcastle United has had some very poor managers in their time, but Joe Kinnear is pretty much the worst. He did so many funny things in his career although they were really terrible during those times. The most hilarious of all was when he tried to sign someone who already plays for his team. The event took place during the League Cup game between Swansea and Birmingham. At this time Shane Ferguson was on loan at the Brummies. It was a great game that he play where he dominated the midfield. When Kinnear saw him play, he was impressed and said that he was going to sign Ferguson. The press though it was a joke but they soon realized that he didn’t know that Ferguson is a Newcastle player on loan. What a funny moment!