Funny Moments for Newcastle United
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. The likelihood of have an embarrassing moment in this new manager’s time seems to be far from happening. So fans can simply look back at the past years and laugh at some of the disasters that have occurred in this team. 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. A fine of ?100,000 by Newcastle United, and ?60,000 by the FA was meted out to Pardew for the head-butt!
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. The normal thing is that players of one team square up with players of the opposing team. Opposing players frequently fight with each other. The funny thing is that Dyer and Bowyer were teammates in the Toon Army at that time. After the fight, the two players received red cards from being violent. 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, what was unthinkable happened with a 3-0 defeat at home. And this one fan was so upset about the loss that he poured out his anger on a poor police horse called Bud. The fan was 45 year old Barry Rogerson who took out his frustrations on the horse and taunted it before punching its head. This moronic actions led him to serve a year’s jail sentence. There will be worse years to follow for this humiliation.
Although Newcastle United has had poor managers, Joe Kinnear takes the biscuit. 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. The event took place during the League Cup game between Swansea and Birmingham. Shane Ferguson, a Newcastle player, was then on loan with the Brummies. It was a great game that he play where he dominated the midfield. Kinnear was impressed and announced 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!