One thing about Newcastle United is that there is always some news about them, either good or bad.
The current manage of Newcastle United is one of Europe’s elite managers in the person of Rafa Benitez. Under his management, it seems that everything is fine with the team. 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.
Alan Pardew is not new to the headlines; he has been in it many times in the past. It is not only Pardew’s brilliant deeds that made the headlines, but even the dreadful and the downright hilarious ones. Over the years, Pardew has been known to always be in the thick of controversy but this time, he really outdid himself. David Mayler, a midfielder of Hull City, was head-butted by Pardew during their match. For that head-butt, Pardew had to pay 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. It was a bad game with the team losing 3 – 0 to Aston Villa at home.
Newcastle United fans know that it is an unthinkable thing to lose to Sunderland at home. But they lost 3 – 0 to the team at home. And there is this one fan who took it very seriously and took it out on a poor police 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.
There are many poor managers that Newcastle United has employed but none the worse than Joe Kinnear. He did so many funny things in his career although they were really terrible during those times. Trying to sign is his own player was the funniest of them all. The event took place during the League Cup game between Swansea and Birmingham. The Brummies loaned Shane Ferguson from Newcastle during that time. Ferguson played a great game and he dominated the midfield. Kinnear was impressed and announced that he was going to sign the player. The press though it was a joke but they soon realized that he didn’t know that Ferguson is a Newcastle player on loan. This is funny indeed!