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Newcastle United and Its Funny Moments

Good or bad, Newcastle United is always in the news headlines.

Today, Newcastle United has a manager in the person of Rafa Benitez who is one of Europe’s best managers. And at present, it seems that everything is going to be fine. Now the fans can simply laugh at the occurrences that have happened before, embarrassing perhaps, but laughable at present. These events might have been etched in the fans’ memories and have put a smile upon their remembrances.

IN many headlines in the past, the name Alan Pardew has come up. It is not only Pardew’s brilliant deeds that made the headlines, but even the dreadful and the downright hilarious ones. Although many fans already see Pardew as a very controversial kind of fellow, he really outdid himself in this particular event. It was the match with Hull City when Pardew head-butter 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!

When two players of your team square up in a game, it is something unusual and funny, a football lol, and this is what happened to Lee Bowyer and Kieron Dyer. The normal thing is that players of one team square up with players of the opposing team. And this is a common occurrence. The funny thing is that Dyer and Bowyer were teammates in the Toon Army at that time. For their violent behaviors, the two players both received red cards. That was bad enough, but they also eventually lost to Aston Villa at home with a score of 3 – 0.

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. Barry Rogerson, the fan, 45 years old, proceeded to taunt that horse and punched its head. He was then sentenced to a year in jail for this stupid actions. 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. 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. Shane Ferguson, a Newcastle player, was then on loan with the Brummies. Ferguson played a great game and he dominated the midfield. Kinnear then noticing this commented that he was going to sign the player. At first, the press thought he was making a joke, only to find out that he didn’t know that Ferguson was one of his players at Newcastle. What a funny moment!