Newcastle United and Its Funny Moments
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. Now the fans can simply laugh at the occurrences that have happened before, embarrassing perhaps, but laughable at present. The past blunders can put a smile in fans’ lips although quite embarrassing in its context.
Newcastle player Alan Pardew has made the headlines many times in the past. Brilliant, dreadful, and downright hilarious news, Alan Pardew was in it. Over the years, Pardew has been known to always be in the thick of controversy but this time, he really outdid himself. 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!
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. It is common for opposing players to fight. But Dyer and Bowyer were both playing for the Toon Army at the time. After the fight, the two players received red cards from being violent. That was bad enough, but they also eventually lost to Aston Villa at home with a score of 3 – 0.
Newcastle United fans know that it is an unthinkable thing to lose to Sunderland at home. But it did happen and with a crushing 3 – 0 defeat at that. However, there was one fan who took the loss seriously and vented all his anger at a poor 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. And the years of humiliation following will surely be a lot worse.
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. The Brummies loaned Shane Ferguson from Newcastle during that time. Ferguson dominated the midfield in a very great game. Kinnear then noticing this commented 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. What a funny moment!