A narcissistic owner, a shaky Premier League status and lack of revenue at Tyneside are a major cause for worry for the Geordies. However, football can change all of that for Newcastle United.
Guest Author Nicholas Godden takes a long hard look at the shambles England's national football team is in, and spots the culprit - England's very own Football Association.
They say good things come in pairs. Toshack-Keegan, as a twin strike-force, certainly did Liverpool a world of good in the '70s. Their long list of victims will certainly attest to that. So was the Carroll-Suarez pairing cast in the same mold, deliberately?
Newcastle United have a reputation of being one of the most exciting clubs in the premier league, with a brand of football appreciated by many and a checkered history. TheHardTackle's guest author Neeraj Vasudeva lists down 12 significant moments in the history of the Geordies.