Stuart Latimer

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Freelance football writer & Newcastle fanatic. Currently writing a novel about the future of football.

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Papiss Cisse Eligible For Guinness World Record + Sign The Campaign To Introduce Offside Technology

Papiss Cisse Eligible For Guinness World Record + Sign The Campaign To Introduce Offside Technology

I’ve contacted the Guinness World Records team at http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/ this week and striker Papiss Cisse has a new world record for disallowed goals awaiting verification and collection. I’ve harped on about this subject all season as it’s my firm belief that the key to Newcastle’s disappointing year has been these wrongly disallowed goals: 1 vs [...]

Over The Line – Newcastle United 2 Queens Park Rangers 1 – Match Report and Reaction

Over The Line – Newcastle United 2 Queens Park Rangers 1 – Match Report and Reaction

Newcastle United secured their Premier League status with a game to spare to the palpable relief of watching owner Mike Ashley, an under-pressure Alan Pardew and the nail-biting Geordie Nation around the world. Again, questionable refereeing decisions were at the centre of things with Alan Pardew particularly incensed with Robbie Elliot’s late red card and [...]

Newcastle United: Is Newcastle’s ‘Luck’ An Example Of Premier League Corruption At The Highest Level?

Newcastle United: Is Newcastle’s ‘Luck’ An Example Of Premier League Corruption At The Highest Level?

Bad news, sports fans. The Barclays Premier League may be corrupt to the bone. It’s something I began to suspect earlier in the season when certain decisions, glaring goals missed and results didn’t ring true with a fair sport. This was six weeks into the season after the Newcastle United 0 Manchester United 3 game [...]

Newcastle Robbed Again, No Dowd About It – West Ham United 0 Newcastle United 0 – Match Report and Reaction

Newcastle Robbed Again, No Dowd About It – West Ham United 0 Newcastle United 0 – Match Report and Reaction

Newcastle United are supposedly playing in neutrally-officiated football competitions yet had their SEVENTH wrongly disallowed goal of the season denied yesterday. It was from striker Papiss Cisse in the 25th minute, the 6th time a goal of his has been incorrectly not counted this season. Latching onto a ball from Yohan Cabaye, Cisse’s finish was [...]

Newcastle United: Why Back-To-Basics and Shola Ameobi Are The Keys To Bouncing Back

Newcastle United: Why Back-To-Basics and Shola Ameobi Are The Keys To Bouncing Back

When was the last time Newcastle won away from home? Scorer of the winning goal? Shola Ameobi from the penalty spot against Metalist Kharkiv, February 2013 The last time Newcastle United fought back and won an away game in The Premier League from a goal down? Against West Ham United in a 2-1 victory, October, [...]

Liverpool Hit Six As Pardew Feels The Bite – Newcastle United 0 Liverpool 6 – Match Report and Reaction

Liverpool Hit Six As Pardew Feels The Bite – Newcastle United 0 Liverpool 6 – Match Report and Reaction

Alan Pardew’s Newcastle side were humbled at home by a Brendan Rodgers team seemingly galvanized by the 10-game suspension of star striker Luis Suarez. It was one-way traffic from the off and an early goal by Daniel Agger opened the floodgates that didn’t close until Jordan Henderson completed the scoring on 76 minutes. France international [...]

Newcastle United : 16:16 Vision – Patience With Pardew Is The Fast-Track To Success

Newcastle United : 16:16 Vision – Patience With Pardew Is The Fast-Track To Success

“Relaxation is the key to preparation”. Brian Clough Real Madrid. Bayern Munich. Barcelona. Borussia Dortmund. Galatasaray. Juventus. Paris St Germain. Malaga. Chelsea. Benfica. Basle. Fenerbahce. Rubin Kazan. Tottenham Hotspur. Lazio. The names of the other 15 clubs that were left standing alongside the proud name of Newcastle United in pursuit of the this year’s 2 [...]

Pardew Makes Excellent Point – West Bromwich Albion 1 Newcastle United 1 – Match Report and Reaction

Pardew Makes Excellent Point – West Bromwich Albion 1 Newcastle United 1 – Match Report and Reaction

Refreshed after the luxury of a rare mid-week off, Alan Pardew’s Newcastle United side traveled to The Hawthorns to face the 10th-placed Baggies and were unlucky not to come away with all three points. It was the first time that Alan Pardew had fielded all five of his French January signings together in the same [...]

Pard Lines With The Off-Cisse Rule Or Something More Sinister? The Irrefutable Case For Full Technology In The Game

Pard Lines With The Off-Cisse Rule Or Something More Sinister? The Irrefutable Case For Full Technology In The Game

If Wigan’s Callum McManaman is correctly banned following the worst tackle of the season on Massadio Haidara in the Newcastle Premier League game then he doesn’t play any part in the FA Cup Semi-Final, doesn’t score the second goal at Wembley on Saturday and there may not be riots in the Millwall end. If Papiss [...]

Newcastle United 0 Sunderland 3: Krul Game Would Be Fairer With Offside Technology

Newcastle United 0 Sunderland 3: Krul Game Would Be Fairer With Offside Technology

Rioting broke out on the streets of Newcastle after Sunderland’s first win of the Millennium at St James’ Park. Paolo Di Canio masterminded a 3-0 victory for Sunderland as a long and emotionally-draining week of three matches in seven days on Tyneside caught up with Alan Pardew’s men. Everything went in Sunderland’s favour from an [...]

Newcastle United vs Benfica: Europa League Quarter-Final Preview and Projected Line-Ups

Newcastle United vs Benfica: Europa League Quarter-Final Preview and Projected Line-Ups

Uplifted by a last-minute winner versus Fulham that all but guarantees Newcastle’s Premier League status next season, Alan Pardew’s side attempt to overturn a 3-1 deficit to Benfica at St James’ Park on Thursday night. Having scored first in the Estadio da Luz last week and grabbed an all-important away goal, Newcastle must win by [...]

Newcastle United 1 Fulham 0: Late, Great Show From Papiss Cisse Sets Up Dream Week In Toon

Newcastle United 1 Fulham 0: Late, Great Show From Papiss Cisse Sets Up Dream Week In Toon

Newcastle’s hitman Papiss Demba Cisse struck his third last-minute winner in as many home matches to put his club and adopted city on cloud no. 9 prior to massive games against Benfica and Sunderland this coming week. Leaping into the crowd to celebrate with the Gallowgate faithful as his manager Alan Pardew did exactly the [...]

Benfica-Newcastle United Europa League Quarter-Final Preview and Projected Line-Ups

Benfica-Newcastle United Europa League Quarter-Final Preview and Projected Line-Ups

Alan Pardew’s Newcastle United side travel to The Stadium of Light, Lisbon intending to be the third English side in four years to knock Benfica out of European competition after Chelsea and Liverpool achieved the feat in 2012 and 2010 respectively. Although Portuguese giants with a famous history of some 70+ trophies, elimination by English [...]

Déjà vu For Injury-Hit Toon – Manchester City 4 Newcastle 0 – Match Report and Reaction

Déjà vu For Injury-Hit Toon – Manchester City 4 Newcastle 0 – Match Report and Reaction

Sixteen months and three transfer windows ago, Alan Pardew took his Newcastle United side to The Etihad Stadium with big hopes of obtaining a result after an unbeaten start to the season. Impressive for half an hour that day before surrendering two goals just before half-time, they did exactly the same in yesterday’s game in [...]

Newcastle United’s French Evolution – Alan Pardew’s Team of 2011 vs Team of 2013

Newcastle United’s French Evolution – Alan Pardew’s Team of 2011 vs Team of 2013

Sixteen months ago in November 2011, an unbeaten Newcastle United side traveled to Manchester City sitting third in The Premier League table and with the best defensive record in Britain. The hosts and eventual Champions beat them 3-1 to burst their bubble yet the side maintained their early momentum to finish 5th and qualify for Europe. [...]

Newcastle United Latest : SholaTime To Be Extended As Owen Falls Foul Of Fans’ Wrath

Newcastle United Latest : SholaTime To Be Extended As Owen Falls Foul Of Fans’ Wrath

Newcastle United legend Shola Ameobi is set to stay at the St James’ Park club into his twilight years after manager Alan Pardew indicated he wished to extend his contract. His current deal is up in 2014 yet with crucial games in The Europa League versus Stadium of Lights giants Benfica and against relegation-threatened Sunderland [...]