The January transfer window can be a challenging time of the year for Newcastle supporters. With national newspaper journalists linking our club to 31 year-old strikers (disregarding the club’s current transfer policy), and Twitter tantrum-throwers, well… being themselves – it’s easier to take a “until he’s holding the shirt” approach to the whole thing. Some […]

Newcastle United has announced a four-year shirt sponsorship deal with moneylender Wonga, reportedly worth £8m a year. Saturday night’s Twitter meltdown, fuelled by fears of St James’ Park (currently known as ‘Sports Direct Arena’)  being renamed something silly like ‘Stade de Wonga’ has settled – as the Wonga offer does not include the currently ‘showcased’ […]

As a poor third-year university student I applied for a ‘payday loan’ with Wonga. The temptation of living in relative luxury for a week – and providing my girlfriend (also broke at the time) with dinner that didn’t consist of either 16p noodles or a jacket potato was too much to resist. So I did […]