Only a fool would deny that Newcastle United have some of the most passionate and knowledgable supporters in the country. Only the same fools would deny the fact that Newcastle United are serial underachievers who have failed to make any real impact on the Premier League, or any other competition, since the days when Keegan brought an era of excitement and attacking football to the fervent crowds at St James' Park.
The reality is however, and some Newcastle fans may not like
SMS Australia slipped to a comprehensive 8-3 defeat to top of the table Froths after a lacklustre performance on Tuesday night. The omens were not good when goalkeeper Tim Haywood declared himself unfit after a bizarre rolled ankle injury picked up on the golf course, but with Leo returning after a 4 week absence and Tim John returning earlier than expected from his injury, there was every chance of a good contest. Hopes were dashed early, however, after the Froths quickly im
All the drama of derby day will be on show this weekend as football fans prepare for some potentially explosive match ups.
First up is the Merseyside derby, traditionally known as the friendly derby, it has been anything but friendly since the inception of the Premier League, since when it has had the most red cards of any fixture and is one of the most ill-disciplined matches in the league calendar. Both teams have had a poor start to the season, plagued by early inconsist
It may well be a sign of the lack of respect some Premier League clubs show the Capital One Cup. On a night when Liverpool scraped through on penalties, an astonishing 14-13 victory, against an unlucky Middlesbrough team, Premier League title chasing Arsenal and Everton were both knocked out by Southampton and Swansea respectively. Both teams fielded weakenend teams and this will lead to the debate as to whether the Capital One Cup actually matters anymore. Liverpool's woes c
SMS Australia were guilty of complacency as they let a two goal lead slip at the death of what had been a competitive yet comfortable match-up against the 4th placed Old Poms. With Tim John injured following last week's brusing encounter, and Tim Haywood and Toby Ford absent, the news that confirmed Leo Cartwright had left to join a traveling circus added further insult to injury, as Bobby, Mandeep and Luke ended up being the only first team regulars in a makeshift team inclu
Astounding. There are few other words, at least that can be published, to describe the scale of the capitulation that was witnessed at the King Power Stadium in Leicester. Boasting probably the best line up of attacking players at any club in the world, Manchester United were expected, quite rightly, to sweep aside the challenge of lowly Leicester. Falcao, Van Persie, Rooney and Di Maria all started for United. Perhaps the attacking strength is the core of the problem, as we
What a difference a season can make. After the Liverbird rose so magnificently last season, almost reaching the pinnacle of the league with an attractive, attacking style of football unmatched by all but the blue half of Manchester, this season the same Liverbird is in danger of being grounded.
Of course it is still very early in the season, and only a fool would make any concrete predictions at this premature stage. However there is no mistaking the early problems. The infl
Ballarat youngster Jaxon Cooper has been diagnosed with an inoperable, aggressive brain tumour. His dream is to see his beloved New York Knicks play at Madison Square Gardens. To help Jaxon achieve his dream, SMS have teamed up with Victorian Pharmacy chain, UFS Dispensaries, to host a charity Playstation FIFA Night. All entry fees from the event will go directly towards helping Jaxon's dream come true. The event will involve UFS Dispensary staff and take place at UFS Central
What do the names Del Piero, Anelka, Capdevila, Luis Garcia and Ljungberg have in common? Well if we told you that they will soon be starring in the brand new Indian Super League, it probably wouldn't have been the answer you had in mind. With a stunning vision for India to become a global football power and qualify for the 2026 World Cup, the ISL is India's unrivalled football championship and is due to kick off on October 12th. Eight teams from Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati
Saturday 20 September English Barclays Premier League QPR v Stoke 12:45 Aston Villa v Arsenal 15:00 Burnley v Sunderland 15:00 Newcastle v Hull 15:00 Swansea v Southampton 15:00 West Ham v Liverpool 17.30 Sunday 21 September English Barclays Premier League Leicester v Man Utd 13:30 Tottenham v West Brom 13:30 Everton v Crystal Palace 16:00 Man City v Chelsea 16:00 (all times shown BST)