Things to Laugh About in Newcastle United’s History
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. 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.
Newcastle player Alan Pardew has made the headlines many times in the past. These headlines vary from the brilliant, to the dreadful, and to the downright hilarious. Although many fans already see Pardew as a very controversial kind of fellow, he really outdid himself in this particular event. During the match at Hull City, Pardew head-butted Hull midfielder David Meyler. For that head-butt, Pardew had to pay a fine of ?100,000 by Newcastle United, and ?60,000 by the FA.
One of the football lols of Premier League’s history was when two players of their team squared up, which happened to Lee Bowyer and Kierton Dyer. Players usually square up to players of the opposing team. It is common for opposing players to fight. It was funny to watch since, at the time, Dyer and Bowyer both belonged to the Toon Army. For their violent behaviors, the two players both received red cards. 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 it did happen and with a crushing 3 – 0 defeat at that. And this one fan was so upset about the loss that he poured out his anger on a poor police horse called Bud. The fan was 45 year old Barry Rogerson who took out his frustrations on the horse and taunted it before punching 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. Funny events were attributed to Kinnear which were actually terrible events in reality. Trying to sign is his own player was the funniest of them all. It was during the League Cup game between Swansea and Birmingham that this event occurred. At this time Shane Ferguson was on loan at the Brummies. Ferguson dominated the midfield in a very great game. Kinnear then noticing this commented 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!