Funny Moments for Newcastle United
One thing about Newcastle United is that there is always some news about them, either good or bad.
Today, Newcastle United has a manager in the person of Rafa Benitez who is one of Europe’s best managers. The likelihood of have an embarrassing moment in this new manager’s time seems to be far from happening. So fans can simply look back at the past years and laugh at some of the disasters that have occurred in this team. The past blunders can put a smile in fans’ lips although quite embarrassing in its context.
Alan Pardew is not new to the headlines; he has been in it many times in the past. It is not only Pardew’s brilliant deeds that made the headlines, but even the dreadful and the downright hilarious ones. Over the years, Pardew has been known to always be in the thick of controversy but this time, he really outdid himself. David Mayler, a midfielder of Hull City, was head-butted by Pardew during their match. 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. There is supposedly no such thing as fighting with your own team mate because sports is team work and the normal behavior is players on one team fighting with players on the other team. Opposing players frequently fight with each other. It was funny to watch since, at the time, Dyer and Bowyer both belonged to the Toon Army. The two received red cards for violent behavior after involving themselves in a fight. It was a bad game with the team losing 3 – 0 to Aston Villa at home.
Nobody defeats Newcastle United at home, especially Sunderland. But, what was unthinkable happened with a 3-0 defeat at home. 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. Because of this moronic actions, he was sentenced to jail for a year. 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 played a great game and he dominated the midfield. When Kinnear saw him play, he was impressed and said that he was going to sign Ferguson. The press though it was a joke but they soon realized that he didn’t know that Ferguson is a Newcastle player on loan. Singing up your own player? Nothing like that has ever happened before!