Parents' Guide to

We Are Newcastle United

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Sports docu follows team's ascent; some language, brands.

We Are Newcastle United TV show poster: man in soccer tricot, back to camera

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A sports documentary that features a lot of playing time, but also lots of time in the boardroom, this show feels a little like a P.R. piece. There's not a lot of criticism of the new ownership group from, well, anyone, in We Are Newcastle United -- certainly not a peep from the players who are thrilled to be paid astronomical sums to join a team that hasn't seen a win since the 1990s. But there are whispers of "sports-washing" by the press, regarding the investment group that is largely funded by Saudi Arabian money. Viewers might feel compelled to decide for themselves.

The joy of this show lies in witnessing how deeply the fan base in Newcastle adores their "Geordie" boys. From elementary school kids who attest to feeling their fandom in their bones, to grandparents who bring little ones to games, the real heroes are the fans. This show will be enjoyed most by sports lovers -- or students of sports management.

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