Much like The Fonz's character in The Waterboy, Alan Pardew has a magic book of tactics.
Bringing Hatem Ben Arfa into the fold will make Newcastle a better side by default. Are there extra benefits to be reaped by his return? Here is some positional analysis that indicates that there may just be.
We're in need of at least a scoring draw to progress in the Europa League. There is that small matter of the league match v. Southampton to consider as well. Can we get something in Kiev while putting maximum concentration on the Premier League?
Building a scouting report on the miniscule sample size of one match is fraught with danger... but I've done it anyway. Here are some of the things that Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk did to defeat Metalist Kharkiv in Metalist's last league setback.
Newcastle scored their second goal Saturday after Hatem Ben Arfa caused some trouble on a short corner. Is the short corner a better percentage play than the traditional corner, or does it represent a wasted chance?
It almost seems silly to grade individual performances in a 0-0 draw. The defenders met their main objective, which was to keep a clean sheet. The attacking players failed in their main...
Time to revive an old standby - player ratings. I've rated each player's performance against Manchester City below, with an explanation for each. I look forward to reading your feedback. You...
An analysis of Newcastle United's historic comeback against Arsenal that resulted in a 4-4 draw. What went wrong in the first half and how did they turn it around?