Newcastle United and Its Funny Moments
Good or bad, Newcastle United is always in the news headlines.
Rafa Benitez is the current manager of Newcastle United and he is one of the best managers in Europe today. And at present, it seems that everything is going to be fine. So fans can simply look back at the past years and laugh at some of the disasters that have occurred in this team. These events might have been etched in the fans’ memories and have put a smile upon their remembrances.
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. 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!
The biggest football LOL moment in Premier League’s history was when Lee Bowyer and Kieron Dyer, both from the same team, squared up. The normal thing is that players of one team square up with players of the opposing team. And this is a common occurrence. 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.
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. 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. He was then sentenced to a year in jail for this stupid actions. 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. Funny events were attributed to Kinnear which were actually terrible events in reality. And, the funniest of them all was when he tried to sign his own player. It was during the League Cup game between Swansea and Birmingham that this event occurred. Shane Ferguson, a Newcastle player, was then on loan with the Brummies. Ferguson dominated the midfield in a very great game. 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. Singing up your own player? Nothing like that has ever happened before!