Rebranding of St James’ Park

Piece written for The Guardian on the renaming of Newcastle United’s St James’ Park. “It was all going so well. Perhaps too well, with hindsight. The announcement that Newcastle United’s ground, St James’ Park, is to be renamed the Sports Direct Arena has shattered the fragile truce between the football club’s supporters and its owner, […]

Black and White Blood

Things have been rather busy at Newcastle United. Five weeks into the football season and it’s already impossible to summarise the goings-on at St James’ Park without the result resembling something like War and Peace – in terms of length and theme. Mercifully, a summary is unnecessary, given the blanket media coverage the whole sorry […]