Newcastle United Featured In The Wall Street Journal

I cannot remember too many times when there’s been an article on Newcastle United in the Wall Street Journal over here.

But there’s one in there today, and it describes how Newcastle have been a startling success so far in England’s Premier League this season and are currently 3rd top of the league above Chelsea.

The title of the article is “Soccer’s Cut-Price Revolution – English Premier League Surprise Packet Newcastle Succeed With ‘Cheap’ French Imports”

It talks about how Newcastle have built their side over the last couple of years or so with cut price buys, mostly from the French League, and it’s a positive article on the club.

They also point out how Newcastle have slowly but surely replaced prominent top stars on huge salaries,  with younger,  lower wage players, who have something to prove on Tyneside.

Lee Clark, the successful Huddersfield manager, born and bred on Tyneside, and a former player and coach with Newcastle says these are exciting times for the Tyneside club.

Alan Pardew is also featured,  and admits he doesn’t yet know how good his side are, and there are those who think Newcastle cannot keep up their good form.

So far Newcastle are doing just great, but we must keep going, and if we can then we can really surprise the lot of them this season.

A win tomorrow against Everton will help with that, and if our lads can keep it up there will be a lot more positive articles on Newcastle being written around the world.

That cannot be bad.

You can read the article here. 

19 comments so far


    Nov 4, 2011 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #1

    F***king love the toon me like

  • fungus44

    Nov 4, 2011 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #2

    hope you feeling ok ED,any chance of seeing the article posted on here?

  • CaptainGeordie

    Nov 4, 2011 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #3

    Im always loving the toon,no matter what results come our way !.

  • CaptainGeordie

    Nov 4, 2011 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #4

    Hey Ed,Any chance that you can keep us all updated how you’re feeling mate. I hope all is well <3.

  • toonincheek

    Nov 4, 2011 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #6

    French Buys – our secret recipe for success.

  • ChicagoToon

    Nov 4, 2011 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #7

    In what way is Tiote one of our French buys? The fact that hes from Ivory Coast or that we bought him from a Dutch team?

  • Stuart

    Nov 4, 2011 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #8

    Haha ChicagoToon – the article is full of mistakes like. It also says we sold Carroll and Enrique for a combined fee of 50 odd million lol.

  • ChicagoToon

    Nov 4, 2011 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #9

    50 million US not sterling

  • ChicagoToon

    Nov 4, 2011 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #10

    at least thats my guess

  • ChicagoToon

    Nov 4, 2011 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #11

    At least someone’s giving Newcastle some lovin’ stateside, even if their facts are wrong. Beats ESPN who only comment on Man U, City, Pool and Arsenal…actually they are kinda like SkySports…

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 4, 2011 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #12


    it’s a tenuous link I know but Tiote’s first language is french

  • ChicagoToon

    Nov 4, 2011 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #13

    but that doesnt make him French, maybe a hundred-odd years ago when it was a french colony…

  • stuart no9

    Nov 4, 2011 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #14

    stuart, 65m is actually correct as it is in us dollars

  • markmac

    Nov 4, 2011 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #15

    exciting times for us all! and i think we deserve it

  • toonincheek

    Nov 4, 2011 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #16

    Chicago Toon – Howay man – I’m hardly suggesting that ALL our purchases have been French.
    Please note my user name.

  • ShanghaiMag

    Nov 4, 2011 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #17

    Why is Kluivert always mentioned with Own

    Kluivert was a free transfer and didn’t have a long term contract (1+2 seasons). If you want to mention wasted big money you can talk about Owen, Boumsong, Luque, Viana and others but Kluivert was £70k (part paid by Barca?) for 1 season during which he scored 13 goals in 37 appearances, not that bad!

  • thebionicMAG

    Nov 4, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #18

    @ 11 Or The Guardian who always slag us off. The middle class lefty sanctimonious tw@ts

  • russtoon

    Nov 4, 2011 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #19


    LOL I couldn’t of said it any better myself!!!!

    Howay the lads!!!!

    Keep the faith lads!!! keep the faith!!!!


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