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Newcastle United and Its Funny Moments

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. So fans can simply look back at the past years and laugh at some of the disasters that have occurred in this team. 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. It is not only Pardew’s brilliant deeds that made the headlines, but even the dreadful and the downright hilarious ones. Pardew is always involved in controversy but this is the worst of it all. It was the match with Hull City when Pardew head-butter Hull midfielder David Meyler. 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. The normal thing is that players of one team square up with players of the opposing team. Opposing players frequently fight with each other. But Dyer and Bowyer were both playing for the Toon Army at the time. For their violent behaviors, the two players both received red cards. If it wasn’t bad enough, the team lost to Aston Villa at home with a score of 3 – 0.

Nobody defeats Newcastle United at home, especially Sunderland. But it did happen and with a crushing 3 – 0 defeat at that. And there is this one fan who took it very seriously and took it out 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. This moronic actions led him to serve a year’s jail sentence. There will be worse years to follow for this humiliation.

Truth be told, Newcastle United has had some very poor managers in their time, but Joe Kinnear is pretty much the worst. He did so many funny things in his career although they were really terrible during those times. The most hilarious of all was when he tried to sign someone who already plays for his team. This happened when Kinnear attended a League Cup game between Swansea and Birmingham. At this time Shane Ferguson was on loan at the Brummies. Ferguson played a great game and he dominated the midfield. Kinnear was impressed and announced 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!