No one likes rolling over and having their tummies tickled quite like Steve Bruce. Ever since the United legend took over at Hull,any fixture against the Tigers has always gone down as a free three points. A Brucey bonus.
Realistically, United managers could have played Hellen Keller in net, with a back four made up of the Different Strokes cast, including Gary Coleman and still come away with a decent result.
The end of an era. A true legend will no longer grace us with his presence. The corridors of life will feel a little more hollow each week as he slowly becomes a faded memory. A truly spectacular send off for an inspiration to us all. The world is going to miss BB King.
The giants of Crystal Palace did everything they could to honour the late great King yesterday by spoiling the party for a man who has never really appreciated music.
Right, after Van Gaal's press conference it is looking more desperate than Piers Morgan's Tinder profile. And although recent news today has revealed United's backline to be more decimated than the homes of Iraqis after 2003, there absolutely is reason for hope this weekend.
Tomorrow's trip to Stamford Bridge has had United fans flip flopping more than Nick Clegg on whether to let David Cameron use his mouth or his backside.
As all 15 of Manchester City's away support turned out to watch an impotent, lackluster and embarrassingly lazy team of mercenaries limp to defeat against Crystal Palace earlier this week you could almost feel the heat rise on the red side of Manchester.
United fans have blown the dust off the book of optimism this week, unused for so long.
In a week that Raheem Sterling's agent decided to call Jamie Carragher "a knob" I fear this match preview may be pretty pointless. As we spiral into an ever expanding transfer saga with one of our most talented yet egotistical players I seriously wish I could just skip the endless weeks of rumours ahead.
There is a very simple way of looking at the results of the matches of Newcastle vs West Ham and Hull City vs Manchester United on Sunday to see who goes down. Maybe John will be smiling like this at the final whistleon Sunday? Hull are two points behind Newcastle with a much better goal [...]
John Carver has just announced his team for what is one of the most important games for Newcastle since our relegation back in May, 200 and there's only one change with Daryl Janmaat coming back into the side in place of Vurnon Anita. Newcastle (4-3-3): Tim Krul; Daryl Janmaat, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Paul Dummett, Jonas [.
Blue versus Red... doesn't that sound overwhelmingly familiar after Thursday? But hey, I'm not going to start talking about politics on the blog, I don't want to lose half my readership haha! Whether you're feeling glum at the result or rather pleased, come and take your mind off it all as I provide one of the last match previews of the season!
Brendan Rodgers takes his Liverpool side to Hull on Tuesday and whilst there is sure to be eleven players on the pitch, it's uncertain how many will be in the stands. A boycott organised by Spirit of Shankly in response to the ridiculous variance in ticket prices for supporters travelling to Hull this season means there could be a lot of empty seats.
John Carver has just announced his team for the home game today against Swansea and Riviere starts up front in what looks like a 4-4-2 formation, and Jonas Gutierrez is in midfield. Newcastle (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Daryl Janmaat, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Vurnon Anita; Ryan Taylor; Jonas Gutierrez, Jack Colback; Remy Cabella; Emmanuel Riviere, [.
John Carver has named his side for today's home game against Tottenham and Coloccini returns and Anita keeps his place at left back and Ryan Taylor moves to midfield. Newcastle(4-3-3): Tim Krul; Daryl Janmaat, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Vurnon Anita; Ryan Taylor, Mehdi Abeid, Jack Colback; Remy Cabella, Ayoze Perez, Yoan Gouffran Substitutes: Freddie [.
John Carver's job is to get Newcastle some points on the board, so he's trying his best to get the crowd behind him for the game at home against Tottenham on Sunday afternoon, but there are at least a couple of things that have happened since the last home game against Arsenal almost four weeks [...]
Newcastle will play on Sunday against Spurs, and both teams haven't been at their best of late with Newcastle on a losing streak of five games and having lost six of the last seven so we are hoping the lads can stop the rot on Sunday at St. James' Park. Lee Charnley and Mike [...]
John Carver has just named his side for tonight's tough game at Anfield and Daryl Janmaat is in the starting line-up, but the big shock is that Jonas has been dropped. Teams: Liverpool (4-3-3): Simon Mignolet; Glen Johnson, Emre Can, Dejan Lovren, Alberto Moreno; Joe Allen, Lucas Leiva, Jordan Henderson; Jordan Ibe, Raheem Sterling, Philippe [.
It was another pathetic performance from Newcastle United at Sunderland last time out, and it was on a par with our previous two road games when we were hammered 3-0 at Everton and 5-0 at Manchester City. John Carver doesn't have much choice Newcastle haven't scored a goal in our last three away games, [.
John Carver has again been upbeat and positive about the game tonight at Liverpool, and in his many interviews before the game, he says he expects Newcastle to put up a good performance and if we can do that we can get our first win there since back in 1994. John Carver gung-ho [...]
Newcastle may be the worst form team in the Premier League at the moment, andwhen we've watched teams fighting relegation over the weekend like Burnley against Arsenal yesterday and QPR against Chelsea today both homesides lost by just 1-0, but Burnley and QPR were unlucky not to take anything out of their games [.
Sunderland were back to their usual form as Crystal Palace tore them apart at the Stadium of Light in the second half with four goals in just 17 minutes, and 4-1 wasn't even indicative of how much better Palace were on Saturday. Sunderland have only five wins this season, joint worst record in the Premier [.
Newcastle have a very difficult game on Monday night, and there seems no way we can get anything out of that game, but with Liverpool suffering a few injuries themselves, maybe Newcastle can produce a shock result and even get something out of this game. Maybe. From what we heard from John Carver this morning, [.
John Carver has just announced the Newcastle team to play Sunderland, and the surprise is that Jonas Gutierrez starts for the first time for Newcastle since he beat testicular cancer. Teams: Sunderland: Costel Pantilimon, Billy Jones, John O'Shea (c), Santiago Vergini, Patrick van Aanholt, Lee Cattermole, Jordi Gomez, Seb Larsson, Steven Fletcher, Connor Wickham, Jermain [.
You may have missed my blog posts here on The Liver Bird over the past couple of weeks, you may have not been arsed but I can assure you it feels bloody good to be back blogging and off we go with an Arsenal match preview!
Ayoze Perez and Remy Cabella are both in the starting line-up for Newcastle today at home to Arsenal. Newcastle(4-2-3-1): Tim Krul; Ryan Taylor, Daryl Janmaat, Mike Williamson, Jack Colback; Moussa Sissoko, Vurnon Anita; Remy Cabella, Yoan Gouffran, Sammy Ameobi; Ayoze Perez Substitutes: Rob Elliot, Lubomir Satka, Olivier Kemen, Jonas Gutierrez, Gabriel Obertan, Adam Armstrong, Emmanuel [.
Wem-ber-leeeeey, Wem-ber-leeeey! We're the famous Liverpool and we're going to Wembely, Wem-ber-leeeeey... oh soz! It's match preview time innit? I do apologise only I've been MEGA excited for this match and it's all sort of bubbling over now.
Liverpool travel to Blackburn on Wednesday evening as they aim to secure a place in the semi finals of the FA Cup. The Reds are still attempting to recover after a disastrous defeat to Arsenal at the weekend and with rumours of dressing room bust ups also doing the rounds, it is vital that Liverpool are focused on Wednesday in what realistically is their last hope of any glory this season.
Liverpool travel to West Brom on Saturday afternoon as they aim to put their last meeting with a Midlands side behind them. The Reds put on a dire performance in the FA Cup semi-final while the Baggies collected a good win away from home at Crystal Palace.
Injuries for Liverpool mean they will be unable to call upon Daniel Sturridge and Lucas Leiva with Mamadou Sakho also out.