Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2007

Moncur’s Sage Advice for Steven Taylor

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Bob Moncur had his own challenges at Newcastle and the club almost let him go before he made the grade, and then quickly established himself in the Newcastle first team. Bob went on to become one of Newcastle's best captains under the great manager, Joe Harvey. Bob had some sage words today for young Steven Taylor – [...]

McClaren at Training, Vuduka Still Doubtful

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England manager Steve McClaren visited the Newcastle United training complex today. It's quite easy for Steve to visit Newcastle since he still lives in the Middlesbrough area (after managing Middlesbrough) even though he finally took the England job last year. The former Middlesbrough boss was quick to accept an invitation from pal Sam Allardyce and United first- [.

Newcastle’s Great Home Record against Portsmouth

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Newcastle will look to get back on track on Saturday when they entertain high-flying Portsmouth at St. James' Park. Harry Redknapp has done just great again for Portsmouth and they are not only a good team, but they also play some attractive football. However, as Harry is probably only too aware, Newcastle always seem to play well [...]

Taylor - I’m 100% Comitted to Newcastle United

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Steven Taylor talked today gives a great interview to the Shields Gazette, and if any Newcastle fan is wondering if this boy is committed to Newcastle United, then every single fan should read his comments. Taylor comes across so keen and ready to go and so very committed to the club that any fan who thought [...]

Geremi - Sam’s 15 Clean Sheets For 5th Place

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Newcastle's captain Geremi has said that during pre-season Sam Allardyce set a target of 15 clean sheets for Newcastle in the league this season. Sam thinks that if Newcastle can achieve that target then they can finish in the top five this season. After 10 games we have kept just 2 clean sheets, against Aston Villa and [...]

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Women

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Who's this beautiful woman - born in Los Angles, California and a former child actress Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - which we all need at times "'He's 31 this year: last year he was 30." - David Coleman "West Germany's Briegel hasn't been [...]

Sam Concerned About Inconsistent Form

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Sam Allardyce seems as frustrated as anybody at Newcastle's inconsistent form. Good and strong at home but not good at all on the road. Sometimes it's just hard to understand why this happens - because obviously the team has proved they are a lot better than the one that played on Saturday at Reading. And while we [...]

Norwich City Appoint Roeder as Manager

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Norwich City have named former Newcastle United manager Glenn Roeder as their new manager. Roeder succeeds Peter Grant who was sacked earlier this month following the Canaries' terrible start to the season. Results on the pitch have not improved since Grant's departure and Saturday's defeat at West Bromwich Albion left the club rooted to the foot of [.

Given - We Could’ve Won The Game

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Shay Given knows as well as anybody that Newcastle just have to start keeping more clean sheets. It's now 6 games since we kept our last clean sheet and we have only two of them in the first 10 games in the league. That's just not good enough – and everybody knows that. But Shay also said [...]

Smith - It Could Have Been All 3 Points

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On Saturday, for the very first time at Newcastle, Alan Smith found himself on the bench at the start of the clash at the Madejski Stadium, after missing the Tottenham game on Monday night through suspension. Sam had told Alan he was not in the starting line up because the team had done so well on [...]

Gateshead Leak Points to Leek Town

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Gateshead continue to lose points to the leader when they could only secure a point away to 3rd bottom Leek Town, when a win is what they really wanted. With leaders Witton Albion winning again, Gateshead dropped another 2 points behind the leaders. But they still have 2 games in hand and are now 8 points adrift [...]

Sam - Good to Have Joey Back

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Joey Barton will obviously need two or three more games under his belt before he will be able to produce the form which made him an excellent box to box midfielder at Manchester City and won him his single England cap – so far. Newcastle need Barton now more than ever if they are to maintain [...]

Beye - So Disappointed at Defeat

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Habib Beye feels for the Newcastle fans who every away game support their team on the road with zest and great spirit.The Senegal international has said the Newcastle players were desperate to improve on their poor away form in Berkshire. Well, they didn't so perhaps for the next game, a short trip to Sunderland, they [...]

Sam - Taylor Has Shown First-Class Attitude

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Sam Allardyce thinks that 21 year-old Steven Taylor has the strength of character to win back his place in the Newcastle United starting line-up. The Greenwich born center-back, whose family moved to Whitley Bay when he was 2 weeks old, has found himself out of the team and not even on the bench in the last [...]

Newcastle Must Strengthen Squad in January

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Newcastle have a good opportunity to offload players in the January transfer window so that we can keep up the pressure to strengthen the squad - and bring is some more new players. We've brought in 5 defenders and are now playing a whole new back four from last season, but we're not sure if these [...]

Geremi - Newcastle Away Form Must Improve

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Almost 12 months have gone by since a Newcastle side achieved a clean sheet on their travels and, with familiar failings again evident in Saturday's demoralizing defeat at Reading, Newcastle captain Geremi is rightly concerned. Newcastle looked a completely different side at Reading compared to the one that easily beat Tottenham on Monday night. If [.

Sam - It’s So Soul Destroying

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SAM Allardyce fears Newcastle's players could soon develop a ‘paranoia' about playing anywhere other than at St James's Park should the club's dismal record on the road fail to improve. Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Reading means Newcastle have picked up just 4 points out of an available 15 points on their travels this season – [...]

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Women

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Who's this beautiful actress - born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - which we all need at times - especially after a Newcastle defeat "'It's the only way we can lose, irrespective of the result." - Graham Taylor" "As [...]

Newcastle After French Striker

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Newcastle United are reported to be on the trail of young French striker Jimmy Briand who turned 22 years old last August. Apparently Newcastle scouts have watched the Stade Rennais starlet on several occasions this season, with a view to bringing the Frenchman to Tyneside, probably in the January transfer window. This is in line with Chairman [...]

Sam Disappointed in Newcastle Performance

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Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce has admitted to day that Newcastle‘s away form is now a huge concern for him. That's not surprising because the Newcastle that played at Reading yesterday bore absolutely no resemblance at all to the team that easily beat Tottenham at St. James' Park on Monday night. Sam Allardyce - disappointed his players did [..

Final Reflections on the Reading Newcastle Game

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It was a performance Big Sam had warned his Newcastle side he did not want to see. A performance that gave away sloppy goals and where some players didn't turn up. It was shades of Derby Count and Manchester City all over again. A poor away performance and a defeat was the result yesterday at the [...]

Taylor Disappointed at Sam’s Comments

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It's being reported in the Sunday Mirror this morning that Sam Allardyce has held emergency clear the air talks with his young England Under-21 captain and center-back Steven Taylor. Sam talked last week about the abysmal defending against Manchester City and seemed to single out Steven for having a really poor game. But those words may [...]

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Women

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Who's this beautiful actress - she played Felicity Shagwell in one famous movie Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - today from one of our favorite football people - the great Bobby Robson "We're flying on the Concorde. That'll shorten the distance [...]

Reading 2 Newcastle 1 - VIDEO Highlights

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Reading 2 Newcastle 1 - Highlights Madejski Stadium, Reading October 27th, 2007 When you click on the above - page down and hit the PLAY VIDEO button. Comments welcome.

Coppell Delighted With Home Win

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Reading won a morale-boosting 2-1 victory over Newcastle United at the Madejski Stadium today and manager Steve Coppell was delighted at the performance. Coppell's inspired, or lucky substitution – take your choice - by bringing on Shane Long after 83 minutes worked to great affect, as Long notched the late winner with his very first kick. Steve [.

Sam - We Should Have Taken Point

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Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce admitted that Reading were the better side in their 2-1 win earlier today - and he's right about that. However, Sam was also on the mark to insist his team should have claimed a point. That's true, because when you are outplayed but the home side doesn't take the chances they [...]

FT: Reading 2 Newcastle 1- Disgraceful Defending Deserves Defeat

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Newcastle were beaten by Reading 2-1 at the Madejski stadium this afternoon and the home side thoroughly deserved their win and it could, and probably should have been by a bigger margin. This was because Reading missed multiple chances, and certainly not because Newcastle defended well. They didn't. In fact the Newcastle defending was abysmal again [.

HT: Reading 0 Newcastle 0 - Reading Miss Chances

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At half time is was still all square at the Madejski stadium but Reading have had the better chances and Leroy Lita has missed two almost open goals, both of which he should have probably put in the net. One thing is clear and that is Newcastle will have to raise their game as Reading should [...]

Megson to Follow Big Sam’s Formula for Success

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Gary Megson has just taken over at Bolton Wanderers following the mutual agreement last week that former manager Sammy Lee and Bolton should part ways. Gary immediately has paid huge compliments to the man who built Bolton Wanderers up from very little money to a top performing club. Sam Allardyce has never really got the full [...]

Reading vs Newcastle: Teams - Barton Starts

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Joey Barton - starts with Emre in midfield for Newcastle It didn't take long to put Joey Barton back in the starting line-up once he was fit and both Emre and Barton start in midfield for the Magpies. Owen and Martins continue their partnership up front after a promising display on Monday night. Milner and N'Zogbia [...]

Sam’s Rule - Speak English Please

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With Newcastle's squad now made up of players from different countries, cultures and languages - it's important they have but a single language to communicate with in training. Not surprisingly, Sam has said that language will be English so when they are on the training field or have meetings about the upcoming opposition, everything is communicated [.

Save Time with the Best Football Live Scores Site

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The world of sports these days is more dynamic than ever before. The internet is filled with a variety of websites and resources meant to give you the live scores and game times of wherever your interest may lie. Unfortunately, these sites do not always satisfy your needs, and you may be forced to spend time (that [...]

Sam - Owen Too Expensive for Sven

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Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce has issued a fairly simple message to Manchester City, after Sven-Goran Eriksson admitted his interest in signing Michael Owen. Sam said he thought that City probably couldn't afford him. Owen no longer has a clause in his contract allowing him to leave Newcastle for a cut price, and his contract still has [...]

Beye - Loves Newcastle, But Not The Weather

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Paul Gilder of the Newcastle Journal has a fascinating interview this morning with Habib Beye. The Senegalese international full-back, who Newcastle signed from Marseilles on the last day of the transfer window in August, talked to Paul in his ever improving English. But one thing that was not good to hear is that Habib and [...]

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Women

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Who is this beautiful woman - born in the Philippines in 1980 Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - today all from the great Brian Clough "I certainly wouldn't say I'm the best manager in the business, but I'm in the top one." "This is a [...]

Steve Coppell - Newcastle a Potent Force

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Steve Coppell thinks that Sam Allardyce has done a good job so far at Newcastle and thinks the Tyneside club will give Reading a "great test" on Saturday. Newcastle have the opportunity to move into the top 4 on Saturday if they can negotiate all 3 points at the Madejski today. But there again we're sure that [...]

Newcastle Have 7 Players in Premiership Top 100

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Newcastle now have seven of their players ranked in the top 100 by Actim following this week. Four of these players from Newcastle are new to the top 100 - Nicky Butt, Oba Martins, Michael Owen and Claudio Cacapa. Newcastle players who have been in the top 100 and are no longer there include David Rozehnal, [...]

Allardcye: Newcastle Concede Too Many Goals

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Sam Allardyce is drumming home to his players before the Reading game tomorrow that Newcastle still give away too many goals. In their 5 home games Newcastle have conceded 4 goals, but in the 4 away games the Magpies have conceded 7 goals and have a meager two clean sheets out of 9 league games. That's just [...]

Sam - Excited About N’Zogbia’s Ability

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Charles N'Zogbia seemed to play fairly well during the first half against Spurs on Monday night, but the Frenchman was withdrawn at half time because he was feeling ill.Of course, as we now know young James Milner came on and played well as usual, and was even able to get his first goal for the [...]

Reading Newcastle PreView - Newcastle Win 2-0

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The interesting thing these days with every Newcastle game is what the starting line up will be and it's no different for tomorrow's game with Reading at the Madejski Stadium. Barton, Emre and N'Zogbia are all fit again although Viduka will not be risked for the game until he gets some training in. With the good win [...]

Sam - Owen Looking Fitter and Sharper

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Sam Allardyce is confident Michael Owen still has a lot of goals in him for Newcastle United. Sam thinks Michael can be an important part of the team that can reverse Newcastle's poor away form, where we haven't won since Bolton, on the first day of the season. A good time to start for Michael is tomorrow [...]

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Women

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Who's this American supermodel and actress - born in Menlo Park, California Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - which we all need at times. "When I first met him [David Beckham] I didn't know whether to shake his hand or lick his face." [...]

Sam - Taylor Still Has Lots to Learn

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Sam Allardyce has talked today about the deficiencies in one of his top young players, Steven Taylor. Sam was unhappy at Steven's poor performance in central defense against Manchester City when we gave up two poor goals especially the second, when the 21 year-old Taylor was clearly at fault. Sam is talking openly about the challenge [...]

Joey Barton Can Be Newcastle United Great

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Sam Allardyce admitted today he has not yet decided if Joey Barton will make his full debut at Reading this weekend but points out that Joey will not be out of the starting line up for too long. Sam is obviously an admirer of Joey's play and it may be that he puts Joey in the [...]

Newcastle Reserves Beaten 2-1 by Liverpool

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Shola Ameobi played the full game for Newcastle United reserves and Celestine Babayaro got 67 minutes under his belt, as he played his first game for any Newcastle team since early March. Babayaro has been struggling with a persistent groin strain. However, Newcastle were beaten 2-1 by Liverpool in their first away defeat of the season. Celestine [.

Martin Jol Sacked by Spurs

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Martin Jol resigned as manager of Tottenham Hotspur before taking charge of Tottenham for their 2-1 defeat in the UEFA Cup tonight at home to Getafe. Spurs have made a very poor start to their season after finishing 5th in the last two seasons and the 3-1 defeat at St. James' Park on Monday night seems [...]

Viduka Out for Reading - Owen on Bench

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Sam Allardyce has already decided he is not going to risk Mark Viduka against Reading at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, even though the Australian target man is close to being fit again. Mark has been out with a calf strain he picked up in training a few weeks back and has had to sit [...]

Joey Barton - Showing Super Attitude for Newcastle

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Joey Barton made a welcome return to the Newcastle team in the second half on Monday night and got just a great reception from the Newcastle fans. The Geordie public has been impressed with the Liverpool born player's great attitude since he arrived as Sam Allardyce's very first signing at Newcastle for a steal at £5.8M. The [...]

Newcastle’s Strong Bench Tells the Story

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Sam Allardyce is building an extremely strong squad at Newcastle United and made a wonderful start when he brought in 9 good players in the summer for a net cost of just £15M. Probably the best piece of summer business the club has ever done. You just have to look at the bench to see [...]

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Women

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Who's this beautiful country singer - born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - which we all need at times. "The new West Stand casts a giant shadow over the entire pitch, even on a sunny day." - Chris [...]

Ameobi, Babayaro in Newcastle Reserves Tonight

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Shola Ameobi and Celestine Babayaro – remember him - return to action tonight after being named in the Newcastle United Reserve side to play Liverpool Reserves at Warrington Wolves' Halliwell Stadium, with a kick-off at 7 pm. The Nigerian left-back hasn't played for Newcastle since early March and has had a groin strain for much of [...]

Big Sam - Owen Happy Just To Win

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Michael Owen failed to score against Tottenham on Monday night although he did have a good opportunity in the first half when he forced a great save from stand-in goalkeeper Cerny. However, Sam Allardyce believes Michael couldn't have been happier at the final whistle. His strike partner on the night Obafemi Martins, scored his fifth [...]

Shay - We’re Working on Clean Sheets

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Shay Given, who had a confident game against Tottenham on Monday night, has been talking to the Newcastle Journal today about the Newcastle team, and doesn't seem to think Sam Allardyce teams are boring. Newcastle have scored 3 goals in each of their last 3 home games and the standard of play has been good. [...]

Beardsley - Sam is Right Man for Newcastle - VIDEO

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Peter Beardsley, one of the best players ever to play for Newcastle United, has been comparing today's seemingly solid side to the one of 10 years ago under Kevin Keagan, which is often referred to as the Entertainers. Obviously the sides are very different, and Peter explains how. Peter Beardsley - the two sides are very different [...]

Hunt Hopes For Goal Against Hero Shay

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Reading's young winger Stephen Hunt is hoping to score against one of his heroes, fellow Irishman Shay Given on Saturday afternoon when Reading take on Newcastle United at the Madejski Stadium. The Ireland internationals go head to head at Reading this weekend as Newcastle look to improve their away record with all three points from Reading. And [..

Cacapa - Newcastle Move Is Great For Me

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Claudio Cacapa has played really well for Newcastle since he was signed on a free transfer in the summer from Lyon, and he was delighted to score his first goal for the club on Monday night. Claudio has stacks of experience in the European Champions League and it really does show. He certainly looks the real thing [...]

Geremi Loves Life at Newcastle

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Newcastle captain will probably clock up quite a few games this season both for Newcastle and Cameroon. He is the captain of both teams and is undaunted by the prospect of making the long haul to play on ther African Nations Cup. In fact if anything he seems to be looking forward to [...]

Martins Loves Playing for Big Sam

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Oba Martins scored again on Monday night, and it was another typical opportunist goal. Having just returned from the international break where he sharpened up his goalscoring with 2 good goals for Nigeria against Mexico, he did it again for Newcastle. Of course, all we hear during the international breaks is about Michael Owen but [...]

Would Sam be Interested in Berbatov?

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The talk after Monday night's defeat at Newcastle was all about how long Martin Jol would last as Spurs manager. Whether it was true or not it did appear in the second half that star striker Dimitar Berbatov was less than enthusiastic to come into the game. To say the least, he didn't look like a willing [...]

James Milner - Always Gives His Best

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James Milner had to make do with a place on the bench against Tottenham Hotspur on Monday night after Sam decided to start Emre to add creativity to the center of the Newcastle midfield. But the 21-year-old came off the bench to score his first goal of the season for the Magpies, and what a strike [...]

Ashley Inherited £100M Newcastle Debt - So What!

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Mike Ashley seems to be loving life as the new owner and budding number one fan of Newcastle United, whom he bought fairly quickly in June. If we look back at the state of the club at the end of last season, what transpired in the summer is something every Newcastle fan might have dreamed up. A [...]

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Women

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Who's this beautiful model - born in Santa Cruz, California Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - which we all need at times. Â Â "We must have had 99% of the game. It was the other three per cent that cost us the match." - Ruud Gullit "I [...]

Barton and Emre – Keys to Newcastle’s Success

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Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce was so pleased at the reception his first signing ever for Newcastle - Joey Barton - received on his first appearance at St James' Park last night. As we all know Joey has been out with a metatarsal injury since July 21st and it was his first competitive appearance for the Magpies. [...]

Faye and Cacapa - Revelation in Newcastle Defense

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Abdoulaye Faye and Claudio Cacapa have been little short of a revelation in these last two home games and they have played excellently in the heart of the Newcastle defense. They have to be good, because they are keeping David Rozehnal and Steven Taylor out of the team, both of whom are also very good central [...]

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Women

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Who's this beautiful actress - born in Calgary, Alberta Canada and appears in the series 24 Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - which we all need at times - but not after that great Newcastle win last night   "Neil [...]

Emre Winning Over Big Sam

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Seems that Big Sam is starting to appreciate just how good a player Emre can be for Newcastle United this season. Even after playing two games for Turkey during the international break, and being extremely disappointed that his country suffered a 1-0 home defeat to rivals Greece, Sam still decided to start Emre last night against [...]

Big Sam’s Only Concern at Newcastle - Winning

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Newcastle have made a good start to the season and now have 17 points from their first 9 starts. However, Big Sam is still hoping to get to 20 points for the first 10 games after Newcastle visit Reading on Saturday. When Sam was appointed in May, lots of people were discussing the type of football Sam [...]

Sam: Newcastle Well Ahead of Schedule

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Sam Allardyce has completely overhauled the Newcastle club since he took the reigns in the middle May. Since then of course Mike Ashley has not only bought the club, but become its number one fan, and can bee seen at every home game and now most away fixtures, since he has tasted the passion that is [...]

A Tale of Two Managers

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We saw both sides of the management merry go round last night, when watching the Newcastle Tottenham game. On the one hand we had Newcastle's Sam Allardyce, having rebuilt the Magpies squad during the summer he had 7 of his 9 recruits playing some part in last night's convincing win over a sad looking Tottenham side. [...]

Claudio Cacapa - Brilliant Sam Signing

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Claudio Cacapa is an extremely accomplished football player. That is probably a huge understatement as Newcastle fans start to realize just what a class act Big Sam has brought into the club. Brazilian Claudio arrived at Newcastle United in the summer after a full six years at Olympique Lyonnais, where he collected five league titles and was [...]

Oba and James Delighted with Goals

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James Milner and Oba Martins, two of our three goalscorers last night against Tottenham, were interviewed on Setanta Sports literally just minutes after the game ended last night. They had obviously been hustled quickly up to the interview room, and were still sweating profusely from their efforts on the night. Let's see what the two youngsters had [.

Newcastle’s Three Goals Against Spurs - VIDEO

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Newcastle 3 Tottenham 1 22nd October, 2007 St. James Park, Newcastle.  Attendance: 51,411 Oba Martin's Goal Claudio Cacapa's Goal James Milner's Goal Sorry Spurs fans - don't have Robbie Keane's goal yet. .

Newcastle 3 Tottenham 1 - Video Highlights

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Newcastle 3 Tottenham 1 22nd October, 2007 St. James Park, Newcastle. Attendance: 51,411 Newcastle Tottenham Highlights. You need to wait a few seconds but these are around 6 minutes of highlights from the game and commentators discussing the game, mainly from a Spurs perspective. .

Sam Allardyce Sings Praises Of Enrique

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Sam spoke to nufc.co.uk after the game and sang the praises of Jose Enrique, who had another solid game for Newcastle and it was his 50 yard lofted through ball to Martins, that was directly responsible for the vital first goal. Enrique is looking a better player with every game and if there's a better left [...]

Sam: We Need Clean Sheet and Win at Reading

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Sam Allardyce was delighted with his team's good form against Tottenham last night, especially in the second half. This is the best start at home Newcastle have made in 10 seasons but it's not the same story on the road. Sam now wants to fix that and there's no better place to start than at Reading on [...]

Sam Allardyce Delighted with Tottenham Win

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Sam Allardyce was interviewed by Setanta Sports after the game tonight, and seemed very satisfied with the win. Sam thought the first half was very like the Everton game but with Newcastle having the better of the chances. He was pleased when Oba Martins finally got Newcastle ahead within a minute of the interval. It was a [...]

Allardyce - Superb Newcastle Finishing

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Newcastle United boss Sam Allardyce was pleased to see his side break Tottenham's six game unbeaten run even though they have made a poor start to the season in the league. Big Sam saw good goals from Oba Martins, Claudio Cacapa and James Milner finally demoralize a poor and sometimes dispirited Tottenham side. It's more accurate [...]

FT: Newcastle 3 Tottenham 1 - Newcastle Too Good for Spurs

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Newcastle beat Tottenham 3-1 in a well contested game at St. James' Park tonight and deserved their win. But Spurs have to blame their poor defending for losing this game. Newcastle were too good up front against a poor Spurs defense. The first goal was a bad mistake by Michael Dawson as Oba Martins [...]

HT: Newcastle 1 Tottenham 0 - Oba Scores

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A great opportunist goal from Oba Martins, taking the chance offered to him by a mistake from Dawson in the penalty area put Newcastle ahead at just the right time. The game has been lethargic and boring but perhaps this goal will lighten up the game in the second half. Oba Martins - scores opportunist goal just [...]

Newcastle vs Tottenham Teams: Emre Starts

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James Milner is on the bench tonight and doesn't start for Newcastle in tonight's game against Tottenham. Sam elects to start Geremi and Butt in the center of midfield and Emre is in the starting line up. Martins and Owen start up front for the Magpies. Rozehnal and Joey Barton are both [...]

Mike Ashley to Buy Trophy Cabinet

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Newcastle United Billionaire owner Mike Ashley says the club is not for sale, after freely admitting he is just loving life as a new fan of Newcastle United football club. Looks like Mike cannot get enough of the passion that is Newcastle United, and he seems to be lapping it up. So much so that Mike has [...]

Sam Eyes 20 Points from First 10 Games

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We have two games left before we complete the first 10 games of the season, and it turns out that San's target was 20 points for that period. So if we win the next 2 successive games we will reach 20 points. That is on target for a top 4 finish, but i will be no [...]

Sam - Tottenham Talented, Cacapa Crocked?

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Sam Allardyce faces a late decision on Brazilian center-back Claudio Cacapa for this evening's match with Tottenham. Cacapa has had groin problems regularly lately and is again battling a groin strain. We hope Claudio will be available because his experience is a big help and a calming influence to the rest of the players in the [...]

Newcastle’s Donaldson Scores Twice for England

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Newcastle United local youngster Ryan Donalson bagged two goals for the England Under-17 side as they crushed Malta 6-0 in a European qualifying game. The 16-year-old opened the scoring for England in the 18th minute and added England's 5th in the 68th before being substituted. Ryan Donaldson - 16 year-old local lad wears the number 9 shirt [...]

Young Steven Taylor Showing Great Maturity

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Newcastle central defender Steven Taylor is banking on his international exploits to help force his way back into Newcastle's first team. But young Taylor, who was appointed England Under-21s captain after his heroics at this summer's European Championship finals, is in no doubt it will be tough to make the team every week, with so much [...]

Newcastle vs Tottenham PreView - Newcastle Win

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Today is a big day for Newcastle, because after 15 days with no action, we take on the powerful Tottenham Hotspur at St. James' Park. Although Spurs have had a poor start to the season, it may well be we are getting them at the wrong time, since they seem to be getting back to [...]

Allardyce: Players Drop Themselves

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Sam Allardyce has some difficult decisions to make with his team selection now that we have only 4 players injured. Emre and Barton are both back in contention and both appear as fit as they've been for a long time. Joey, in particular is itching to get back, and he'll surely get a huge ovation from the [...]

Sam To Rebuild During January

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The January transfer window is a short 2 months away, and we expect Sam Allardyce and Chris Mort to take the opportunity to further strengthen and shake up the Newcastle squad. Obviously Sam will want to press on from his very successful endeavors during the summer to snap up even more good players. Eidur Gudjohnsen - could [...]

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Women

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Who's this beautiful actress - born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts and appeared in Seabiscuit Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - which we all need at times "The keeper was unsighted - he still didn't see it." - Ron Atkinson "If [...]

Barton’s Enthusiasm for Newcastle Contagious

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Newcastle United boss Sam Allardyce finally has midfielder Joey Barton back in the squad for tomorrow's clash with Tottenham. We wonder if Joey will actually start against Tottenham, because he's certainly played enough games in his comeback. But Sam will most likely start Joey on the bench, in what is shaping up to be a key game [...]

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Women

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Who's this beautiful TV personality - born in Canisteo, NY of Irish, French and Portuguese ancestry Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - which we all need at times "I cried on my pillow and couldn't sleep last night." - Arsene [...]

Steven Taylor So Proud to Be England Captain

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The England rugby team failed at the final hurdle in their quest to hold onto the rugby World Cup yesterday, when they were beaten by South Africa, 15-6. The England team did magnificently after losing to South Africa 36-0 just 36 days prior to yesterday's final. The England team of course showed some fantastic team spirit and [...]

Duff Ready To Help Out in December

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Damien Duff is due to start trainings again in a couple of weeks but it will still take Damien almost 6 weeks to get back fit enough to be available for selection in Newcastle's team. Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce has revealed that the Irish winger is on track for a first-team return in around six weeks, [...]

Sam Thinks Newcastle face Resurgent Tottenham

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Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce thinks that Tottenham Hotspur have turned the corner and will now progress up the league. Sam fears his team will be facing a resurgent Tottenham Hotspur side in their Premier League clash tomorrow night. We'll take a look at what Sam had to say yesterday. Sam Allardyce - fears that Spurs have turned the [...]

Peter Ramage May Return Earlier Than Expected

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Newcastle United defender Peter Ramage is working hard on his fitness following his ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) knee operation, and he even hopes to be back earlier than expected. His expected date back right now is April, but Peter would like to make it back earlier than that. Peter recently started bike work, which is a major [...]

Michael Owen Speaks Some Plain Common Sense

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Michael Owen knows that he still has a lot to do to win over the Newcastle fans since in the two years he has spent on Tyneside he has played more for England than for his club. But Michael is a sensible lad, who's had far too much publicity already in his fairly young life, but [...]

Gatehead Through To Next Round of FA Trophy

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Gateshead had two good results last week after suffering a rare two defeats in a row. Yesterday Gateshead progressed to the next round of the FA trophy after a 2-1 victory over Shepshed Dynamo at the International Stadium. On Wednesday they went second top of the Unibond Premier League with a hard fought 1-0 win at home [...]

Seven Teams Above Newcastle All Win

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Newcastle face Tottenham on Monday night, and today's results have not helped Newcastle's league position. We actually jumped one place to 8th on goal difference after Aston Villa's 9 men were beaten 4-1 by Manchester United. But lots of teams above us all won and the top 7 seem to be pulling away from the pack. Michael Owen [...]

Allardyce - Pressure on Managers Enormous

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Sam Allardyce believes the job of a manager in the Football league these days is not only short but extremely stressful. That's so true especially in the Premier League because there is just so much money to be won by clubs and the pressure on the managers to get results is enormous. No more so than [...]

Big Sam Delighted With Injury Status

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While we don't want to tempt fate we think our injury situation is improving nicely at the club. We have just four out injured and two of them, Ameobi and Viduka are touch and go for the Monday night game. Ramage and Duff are longer term injuries with Damien due back in training in 2 weeks. Big Sam [...]

Sam Up-Beat on Owen and Martins Up-Front

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SAM Allardyce is confident Michael Owen and Obafemi Martins can make a productive partnership together and he is preparing the team to adjust Newcastle's tactics to help play to the two exciting players' undoubted strengths. The two have started just two games together – against Reading and Blackburn –and have never started under Big Sam. Oba [.

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Woman

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Who is this beautiful actress - born in Paris of a Polish mother and a French father Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - "Without being too harsh on David Beckham, he cost us the match." - Ian Wright "I never comment on referees and I'm [...]

James Milner - Needs More Goals for Newcastle

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James Milner has been talking to the Shields Gazette today and Miles Starforth, as usual has another good interview with the Newcastle player. James is looking forward to playing on Monday evening, after getting his first goal of the season for the England Under-21 side against Ireland last week. To be a better player, James needs to [...]

Big Sam Supports Steve

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Manager Sam Allardyce has been talking about the England manager job and also the Newcastle manager job to the Journal this morning. Sam says the Newcastle job makes him tingle sometimes about what he might be able to achieve at the Tyneside club. Let's take a look at what Big Sam has been saying. Sam Allardyce - sticking [...]

Berbatov’s Big Hero - Alan Shearer

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The Sun has a great article out today on Spurs great striker Dimitar Berbatov who it turns out grew up worshiping Alan Shearer — and slept in the No 9 Newcastle shirt. Berbatov was given the number 9 Newcastle United shirt for his 18th birthday and ended up sleeping in it. Apparently that's why he chose the [...]

Newcastle After 21 year-old Dutchman

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Ajax Amsterdam defender Urby Emanuelson is said to be attracting the attention of Premiership duo Aston Villa and Newcastle United. The Dutchman has also been interesting Roma. Emanuelson is a 21 year-old left back and has already expressed his desire to leave Ajax in the January transfer window. Urby Emanuelson - looks an emerging star of [...]

Oba and Michael to Start Up Front For Newcastle

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Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce seems confident that Michael Owen and Oba Martins can spearhead Newcastle United to victory against Tottenham on Monday night. The two small strikers have never started together under Big Sam's reign since Sam seems to prefer a big small partnership up front. Michael Owen and Oba Martins - our £27M strike force can [.

Allardyce - Newcastle Must Stop Spurs Revival

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We have a very important game coming up on Monday night against Spurs. For the first time this season Sam has most of his squad to choose from, following a bad stint with injuries. But there are only really two now out injured in Ramage and Duff, so Sam can field one of his strongest sides [...]

Newcastle United Spread Good Will In Qatar

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Newcastle United coaches conducted a clinic at Al Ahli Club yesterday as part of a Newcastle United Football in the Community event (NUFITC). The event drew a great response from both the locals and expatriates out there in the Gulf, and can only add positively to Newcastle United's image abroad. This report is taken from an excellent [...]

Mike Ashley Buying Tottenham - Nonsense

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Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has been linked with a takeover bid of Tottenham, by the Sun gossip newspaper today. The Sun says that Paul Kemsley, a good friend of Ashley, is ready to launch a bid for Tottenham in partnership with Newcastle owner and billionaire Mike Ashley. Newcastle owner Mike Ashley - buying Tottenham? - [...]

Robinson Out, Cerny In Goal Against Newcastle

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Spurs and England goalkeeper Paul Robinson has been ruled out of Monday night's clash at St.James' Park. The 28-year-old picked up a calf strain in England's disastrous 2-1 defeat against Russia in Moscow on Wednesday. It is not known how long Paul will be out for. Since 20 year-old former Sunderland and England Under-21 goalkeeper Ben Alnwick [...]

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Woman

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Who is this beautiful woman - born in Sharonville, Ohio and has appeared on Baywatch Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - this morning from veteran Yankee's catcher Yogi Berra "You should always go to other people's funerals; otherwise, they won't come to [...]

Sam - Tottenham Will Be Tough

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Sam Allardyce believes the Tottenham Hotspur game will be a tough one for Newcastle on Monday evening, even though our home form has been quite good. The North London team have taken just 7 points from the first 27 available and are lowly placed at 17th in the league, just one place above the drop zone. Also [...]

Sam - You Can’t Take The Devil Out of Joey

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Joey Barton has been out injured since late July, but that has not stopped him from attending first team games and reserve team games. It seems that Joey sees his move to Newcastle as a fantastic career move, and he just cannot wait to get back playing. The fact he has been out injured close to 3 [...]

Sam on Oba’s Brilliant Brace for Nigeria VIDEO

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Sam Allardyce has talked this afternoon about his exciting Nigerian striker Oba Martins. Sam is hoping Martins' brilliant brace for Nigeria will increase the confidence of the Newcastle striker, going into Monday's clash with Spurs. Oba Martins - 2 cracking goals for Nigeria against Mexico Martins' first was a cracking left-foot volley from a narrow angle to [.

Newcastle Injuries Clearing Up – Down to Just Two

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Sam Allardyce has said today that Shola Ameobi will be back in training by the end of the week. When that happens Newcastle will have only two out with injuries. Damien Duff, who is due to return from a foot injury on November 3rd, and long term injury casualty Peter Ramage, who isn't due back [...]

Stop the Excuses – We Should Have Buried Russia

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Well, the game was just about won yesterday in Moscow. But England were told at half time to defend at all costs and hang onto the lead. That was their downfall and if we had kept playing like in the first half, we could and should have buried Russia yesterday. It was down to not having [...]

Sam Ponders Team for Tottenham - Can You Help?

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Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce admits there is still work to do with his Newcastle defense but Sam is encouraged by the many options available to him. Five of the Magpies' nine summer signings were defensive recruitments as Big Sam set about tightening Newcastle's poor rearguard. And now we only have 3 players out injured now so Sam [...]

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Woman

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Who is this beautiful woman - born in Nyagan, Siberia in the Soviet Union? Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - which we can all do with at times Jimmy Hill: "Don't sit on the fence Terry. What chance do you think Germany has [...]

Alan Smith’s Reputation Goes Before Him

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Newcastle's Alan Smith will miss the crucial Tottenham game on Monday evening because he has picked up 5 yellow cards this season and is suspended for the game. Alan is a fiery player on the field and certainly doesn't shirk a tackle, but every time he makes one of his slide tackles, it gets a foul [...]

Newcastle Players All Return Fit from International Break

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From what we can tell Newcastle's International brigade will all return fir and well from their international escapades. Sam will have from tomorrow to prepare the side for the crucial encounter with Tottenham on Monday evening at 8:00 pm. Let's see how the boys did. David Rozehnal - played well for Czech Republic in their 3-0 win in [...]

Newcastle Target Edmilson Will Be In Demand

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Newcastle United January target Edmilson of Brazil says he will not be signing a new contract at Barcelona, when his current one expires in June. The Brazilian international center-back moved to Camp Nou in 2004 and helped them to UEFA Champions League glory in 2006. However, Edmilson has been dogged by a knee injury which he is [...]

Carroll Meets Big Sam - Sent to the Wood Shed?

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Andrew Carroll returned to Preston for training today, but only after a meeting with manager Sam Allardyce in Newcastle, at Sam's request. We can only guess at what Sam had to say to the young 18 year-old, who was sent home on Sunday from the England Under-19 camp after missing a late night curfew. Andrew Carroll - [...]

England Choke in Russia – Lose 2-1

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After seemingly cruising to a comfortable win and qualification for the European Championship Finals next summer, England, out of the blue, gave away 2 goals in 3 minutes and were finally beaten 2-1 by Russia. This sad result now means that qualification is no longer in England's hands. If Russia win their last two games against Israel [...]

Mort Puts Newcastle Record Straight on Owen

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Chris Mort, the Newcastle United Chairman says the club are proud to have one of their own players, Michael Owen, leading the line for England. While Sam Allardyce has urged the England manager Steve McClaren to be cautious with Owen, who had two groin operations late last month, the Newcastle chairman is more supportive. But Sam has [...]

Sammy Lee Sacked by Bolton - Speed to Take Over?

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Sammy Lee's reign as Bolton manager is over with the Wanderers boss agreeing to leave the Reebok Stadium by mutual consent with the club. This was announced this morning by Bolton Chairman Phil Gartside. Lee replaced the great Sam Allardyce last May, but his side have struggled this season, and are now second bottom of the [...]

Martins’ 2 Goals: Mexico 2 - Nigeria 2 - VIDEO

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Mexico 2 Nigeria 2 - Goals Video Estadio Azteca, Mexico, 14th October, 2007 .

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Woman

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Who is this beautiful singer - born in Boonville, Missouri of English and Irish descent? Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - again from the vast collection of former Yankees catcher Yogi Berra  "You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not [...]

Owen Challenged to Earn new Newcastle Contract

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Newcastle chairman has wisely moved to clarify the Michael Owen contract situation, before the popular press has Owen moving to Manchester City for £6M on January 1st. Chris Mort has told the media there is no longer any buy-out clause in Michael's contract. Hopefully they'll now stop writing about it and make up something else in the [...]

Sam - I’ll Get Owen Fit to Play Regularly at Newcastle

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Sam Allardyce talked at a little length today on the situation of Michael Owen. Sam has managed many big name internationals and it seems Michael is no different, as far as the big man is concerned. As usual Sam wants to get to the bottom of Owen's injury problems, get them fixed as best as he (and [...]

Test of Character Next Up for Andrew Carroll

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The next thing on the agenda for young Newcastle striker Andrew Carroll is a massive test of his character, which comes to all players (and people) at some time in their young lives. Carroll was kicked out of the England Under-19 squad last Sunday morning for failing to meet a curfew, and sent home immediately with [...]

Milner Scores in England Under-21 Win over Ireland

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Mark Noble scored two goals within the first 17 minutes and Newcastle's James Milner scored a third after 26 minutes to help England Under-21s brush aside the Republic of Ireland. The game was played on Tuesday evening in Cork, Ireland, and was a 2009 Under-21 European Championship qualifier. Newcastle's James Milner, another cap and another goal for [.

Newcastle After Gudjohnsen and Edmilson in January

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Barcelona could offload strikers Eidur Gudjohnsen, who was linked with Newcastle United during the summer, and Santiago Ezquerro, a reported target for Everton and Bolton. They could well be offloaded in January, since they seem surplus to requirements at Barcelona, and we think Eidur would be an excellent acquisition for Newcastle. We also think Edmilson will be [.

Big Sam Concerned Over Owen on Plastic Pitch

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Big Sam today talked about the England Russia game tomorrow on a plastic carpet like pitch in Moscow. Obviously the English players are not used to playing on surfaces like this. Russia are used to the surface and it may be a slight advantage to them in tomorrow's game which we still expect England to win. Big Sam [...]

Gatehead Throw 2 Points Away in Injury Time

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Gateshead, for the second week running, gave up valuable points in the Unibond league, this time to Lincoln City. Gateshead were comfortably ahead 3-1 at Lincoln, with just 12 minutes left, yet conceded two goals in injury time and had to settle for a point. That's 2 points lost following their first league defeat 2-1 at lowly [...]

Big Sam Will Keep Newcastle Attacking

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Big Sam talked today about having Newcastle maintain their attacking style at St James' Park. Newcastle have yet to be defeated on Tyneside and the game next Monday against Tottenham is not the time to start. A win then and Newcastle will be in the top 5 and cement a very good start to the season, considering [...]

Babayaro – Time Is Up at Newcastle

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We have wondered openly how it takes Celestine Babayaro 7 months to recover from a groin strain. But that's how long Babayaro has been out injured since suffering a groin strain in early March. He is now finally back in training at the club. But we're not sure Big Sam will bother much with Celestine, whose [...]

Sam - Damien Duff a Wonderful Player

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Sam Allardyce has talked today about Damien Duff, almost the forgotten man at St. James Park since he broke his foot in last April's 2-1 defeat at Portsmouth. Sam has revealed Damien's injury was severe enough to have threatened his career. Even before suffering his long term foot injury Duff had not looked the player he was [...]

Milner Looks to Follow Gareth Barry Lead

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James Milner will play in any position for club and country. That's not surprising to any Newcastle fan because we know James just loves playing football and it seems the more the better. While James' favored position is right wing, he has also played at left wing, full back and as a center forward in recent [...]

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Woman

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Who is this beautiful actress - born in Washington DC with a great anatomy? Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - which we all need at times "They had a dozen corners, maybe 12 - I'm guessing." - Craig Brown, Scotland manager "I'm a firm [...]

Bobby Robson To Decide On Future Soon

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Sir Bobby Robson, as we all know, is fighting another bout of cancer, but he was still in Ireland for Ireland's game with Germany on Saturday which they drew 0-0. He will also be in Dublin on Wednesday night as Ireland's international football consultant. However, he has decided to review his position at the end of [...]

Owen To Leave Newcastle For £6M - Rubbish

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The news continues to circulate and it seems that football journalists have made up their minds, for whatever reasons, that Michael Owen will leave Newcastle. Why this is the case we have no idea other than the journalists themselves have decided there is a big rift with between Michael and Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce and that [...]

Newcastle International Brigade – No Injuries So Far

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With Newcastle giving something like 14 players away on international duty there is a continual watch going on to ensure that each of the players comes through their games uninjured. Many Newcastle players have participated so far and as far as we know nobody from the club has been injured. As we reported earlier Martins was on [...]

Shearer - Owen Loves It At Newcastle

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Newcastle United icon Alan Shearer, fresh from his hat trick in the Princes Trust Challenge Trophy at St. James' Park yesterday, cannot understand why his friend Michael Owen has been criticized so much for wanting to get back playing and scoring goals for his club and country. Michael underwent stomach surgery two weeks ago in Germany. [...]

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Woman

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Who is this beautiful woman - wife of one of Newcastle's players so watch your comments! Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - 4 today from the great Brian Clough "If God had wanted us to play football in the sky, He'd have [...]

Sam – Newcastle Need More Shutouts

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Sam Allardyce has mentioned a few times that the team with the most shutouts during a season is usually the team that wins the Premiership. You can never accuse Newcastle, in the last several years, of having a decent defense and we don't get too many shutouts as a result. But this year Sam has already challenged [...]

Martins Stars for Nigeria with Two Goals

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Nigeria gained a well deserved draw against Mexico, when they drew 2-2 on Sunday in the Estadio Azteca. Newcastle striker Obafemi Martins had an outstanding game for Nigeria and was on the score sheet twice to give his country a two-goal lead before they relented to Mexico's powerful comeback. Juan Carlos Cacho grabbed both of Mexico's goals. Oba [.

Faye - Great Example of Sam Allardyce Type Player

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Abdoulaye Faye is an excellent example of the type of player Sam loves to work with. He gives 100% in the games and 100% in training. Abdoulaye also doesn't expect to be an automatic choice in the first team but is also willing to fight tooth and nail for his place in the side. When Big Sam [...]

Michael Owen - Confident of Win in Russia

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Following England's professional 3-0 win over Estonia yesterday, a win in Moscow on Wednesday evening will be enough for them to guarantee their place at the European finals in Austria and Switzerland next summer. England are traveling to Moscow from Manchester Airport tomorrow and should fell confident following their solid performance against Estonia.

Andy Carroll Breaks Curfew - Sent Home by England

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Andy Carroll, Newcastle's 18 year-old striker, currently on a short loan stint at Preston, Chelsea whiz kid Scott Sinclair and his Blues' team-mate Ryan Bertrand - currently on loan at Oldham - have all returned to their clubs. They were ordered out of the England Under-19 training base in Leeds. All three have broken a curfew [...]

Curious Tale of Newcastle’s New Signing Wesley Baheng

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The Sunday Sun is reporting today some bizarre news on Newcastle's recently signed striker, 18 year-old Wesley Ngo Baheng, from the French second division club Le Havre. Apparently Sam Allardyce offered a brief trial to the player at Bolton in January. But it turns out the youngster's spell at the Reebok caused a mini-uproar at Le Havre [...]

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Woman

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Who is this beautiful actress - an easy one for today Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - which we all need at times "I can see the carrot at the end of the tunnel" - Stuart Pearce "We actually got [...]

Emre Plays 90 minutes in Turkey Draw at Moldova

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Turkey dropped two valuable points in their quest to qualify for the European 2008 championships next summer when they could only draw at Group C minnows Moldova. Emre, the creative Newcastle midfielder, played the full 90 minutes for Turkey and appeared to be fit enough at the end of the game. Turkey remains second in Group C [...]

Given Keeps Clean Sheet Against Germany

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Shay Given played the full game for Ireland against Germany in Dublin yesterday, and kept a clean sheet in the 0-0 draw with Group D leaders Germany. But the draw will do little to improve Ireland's chances of qualifying for the finals next summer. They are 5 points behind the Czech Republic and 8 points behind [...]

Virgin Money - Newcastle’s New Sponsor?

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There was news on Friday that a consortium headed by billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Group Ltd. has offered to rescue Northern Rock PLC. The proposal is to inject cash into the struggling mortgage lender and rebrand it Virgin Money. While this is only the first proposal put forward to rescue Northern Rock, if it goes [...]

England Easily Beat Estonia 3-0 - Owen OK

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England beat 127th ranked Estonia in a virtual canter today at Wembley with 3 goals in the first 33 minutes. The game was won before the break. To say the second half was lethargic and boring is to be too complimentary. England played out the second half and will now concentrate on their important game in [...]

Newcastle Have 7 League Games in December

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Newcastle have been forced to play 19% of their total League Games for the season in a single month - December Sam Allardyce is justifiably upset at the poor scheduling of games from the English Premier League who have contrived to force the Tyneside club to play 7 games in December. Let's take a look at what [...]

Martins - Emre Can Bring Magic To Newcastle

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The very likable Oba Martins has been talking to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today, about his good friend Emre. Martins thinks the Turkish international Emre can bring some magic to Newcastle's midfield. Emre demonstrated that very well in his 16 minute match winning cameo performance last Sunday, when he turned the game in Newcastle's favor, with a [.

Newcastle After Real Madrid 20 year-old Left Back

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Newcastle United are reported to be after a couple of youngsters they hope to sign in January, and are trying to get at least one of the deals done now. The first youngster is Real Madrid's 20 year-old left back Krzysztof Krol. Krol was in the Poland squad at the Under-20 World Cup in Canada this [...]

Newcastle Deal Done for 18 year-old French Striker

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Newcastle United have reached a pre-contract agreement with French club Le Havre for 18 year-old striker Wesley Ngo Baheng and he will move to St James' Park in January. The Northern Echo is reporting this story today and it certainly looks to be more official than when we reported it a couple of days ago. Wesley [...]

Barton In Newcastle Squad For Tottenham

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Sam Allardyce has been talking to the Newcastle Journal about Joey Barton, whom he considers a top midfield talent. With Joey rapidly approaching match fitness Sam has said he will be in the squad for Newcastle's next game against Tottenham, a week come Monday. Let's take a look at what Big Sam said. Joey Barton - will very [...]

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Woman

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Who is this beautiful woman - a singer born in Los Angeles, California Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - today a departure to quote just 3 of Yogi Berra's funny quotes - Yogi is a famous catcher of the NY Yankees (1946 - 1963) and is well known [...]

Carroll Scores as England Under-19s Demolish Iceland 5-1

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The England Under-19 team began their European Qualification campaign when they produced five goals in the second half to blast Iceland 5-1. The game was played at Doncaster Rovers FC, Keepmoat Stadium last night, in front of a crowd of 5,752. Newcastle's 6′ 3″ striker Andy Carroll, currently on loan at Preston North End, started the [..

Taylor, Milner Help England Under-21s To Win

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The England Under-21 side maintained their perfect record in qualifying games for the 2009 European Under-21 championships in Sweden when they beat Montenegro 1-0 on Friday night. England won through a 20th minute goal by Matt Derbyshire of Blackburn Rovers. The game was played at Walker's Stadium in Leicester and both Taylor and Milner played the full [.

Newcastle’s Babayaro and Carr Still Injured

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Newcastle have thankfully dropped off the top of the PhysioRoom.com Injury League Table with Manchester United now on top with 9 injuries Newcastle are lower down the table at 4th place with 7 injuries. Let's take our regular look at the injuries we currently have, since we think this will be an important aspect of [...]

Beardsley Backs Newcastle For Europe - VIDEO

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Peter Beardsley, one of the most skillful players ever to wear the famous black and white shirt is backing Big Sam to take Newcastle right back into Europe next season. It's ironic that Bolton are in the UEFA cup this year and will now play Bayern Munich in the next round - but everyone knows it [...]

Four of Newcastle’s Upcoming Fixtures Rescheduled

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The Premier League have informed Newcastle United that four of their upcoming fixtures have been rearranged with either new dates or rescheduled kick-off times. Instead of playing Derby County at St James' Park on December 22, the match will now take place at 2pm on December 23rd. That's a vital game for Newcastle because we need [...]

Sam Got Abdoulaye Faye For Heading Ability

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Most fans will agree that Abdoulaye Faye had a solid game on Sunday in the center of Newcastle's defense in our welcome win against Everton. Sam has talked about the player he bought from Lens to Bolton for £750,000 in 2005, and then from Bolton to Newcastle for £2M last summer. He looks to be a great [...]

Newcastle Players Fully Involved in Community

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Newcastle United footballers have been out and about helping local charities and community groups in recent weeks, as part of the Premier League's new Creating Chances scheme. We think it's just fantastic that the Newcastle club is getting more involved than ever in the local community and even Chairman Chris Mort has been fully involved. This is [.

Owen to Manchester City – What Nonsense

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There's news exclusively in the Sun today that Manchester City manager Sven Eriksson would like to sign Michael Owen in January from his current club Newcastle United. The report says that Owen is unsettled at Newcastle and it opens the door for Eriksson, who has always been keen on Owen as a top class player. Michael [...]

Ameobi - The Forgotten Man at Newcastle

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Shola Ameobi, almost the forgotten man at Newcastle these days, has been talking about his injury and the fact that he wants to impress manager Sam Allardyce at Newcastle. But we think Shola is almost on borrowed time and has to quickly establish himself at Newcastle, before the end of the year. But as Shola admits, it's [...]

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Woman

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Who is this beautiful woman - an Academy Award winner no less Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - which we all need at times. "Leeds is a great club and it's been my home for years, even though I live in [...]

Sam - Emre Pushing For First Team Place

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Sam Allardyce has been talking to the Shields Gazette about his new found star Emre, who won a tight game for us on Sunday against a solid Everton side. His 86th minute strike was a joy to watch. Sam, as usual with his players, is talking about getting Emre fitter than he's ever been before. Once [...]

Rozehnal To Spend Time On Bench

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Newcastle United boss Sam Allardyce has been talking to the Evening Chronicle about why David Rozehnal was left out of the side last Sunday against Everton. We had thought that it was because David's wife had just given birth to a baby boy, but apparently that wasn't the only reason David was left out of the [...]

Taylor Committed to Newcastle But Still No Contract

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Steven Taylor, who is preparing for the England Under-21 game against Montenegro tomorrow evening at the Walkers Stadium in Leicester, has said that Newcastle is the team he is 100% committed to. But still no word yet on the contract talks taking place with Newcastle and how they are going, since they first broke down in [...]

Hero Emre Feeling Fitter and Fitter

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Emre, our talented little Turkish International, talked today to nufc.co.uk and said the two games he is likely to play for Turkey, starting on Saturday, will only help him get fitter physically. Emre is fresh from his heroics last Sunday when he scored a wonderful second goal for Newcastle with his charmed left foot, and [...]

Joey For England and Off to the Lake District

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Some news today, that's good to report, amidst all the nonsense going on about our own Michael Owen. First of all Steve McClaren, who visits St. James' Park on a regular basis, has said that the England door is not closed to anybody, including Joey Barton. Let's look at what Steve said and where the remaining Newcastle [...]

Newcastle Letter To FA on Owen - Good Sense

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What the Independent has revealed today is that Newcastle United have sent a letter to the FA stating they are concerned about Michael Owen's fitness level. While it doesn't say that Michael cannot play in both upcoming England games, it lets the FA know of Newcastle's concerns. That's a wise thing for Newcastle to do, given Michael's [...]

Jose Enrique Looks the Real Deal

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Jose Enrique has been talking to nufc.co.uk and he seems to have settled down nicely in Newcastle. He says he already likes the City of Newcastle and of course pays a compliment to Newcastle's fantastic fan following. Jose looked really good on Sunday against Everton and we think he may well be the real deal as Sam [...]

Press Need to Lay Off Michael Owen

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Newcastle striker Michael Owen gave an interview yesterday at England's training camp at Watford, and defended his position of wanting to play for England and that he was fully fit. After training hard last week he got himself fit for the Newcastle game and proved his fitness with an excellent headed goal (or was it his [...]

Speed Relieved of Coaching Duties at Bolton

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We mentioned yesterday there was unrest between Bolton manager Sammy Lee and former Newcastle midfielder Gary Speed when the Welshman was left out of the squad last Saturday for the home game with Chelsea, which Bolton lost 1-0. Today Speed has been officially relieved of his coaching duties at the club and told to concentrate on [...]

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Woman

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Who is this beautiful woman - born in New Jersey and now has 3 kids? Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - which we all need at times. "I faxed a transfer request to the club at the beginning of the week, [...]

Newcastle Sign 18 year-old French Striker

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There is news in the Daily Mail this morning that Newcastle United have signed Wesley Ngo Baheng, an 18 year old striker from Le Havre, the French second division side. Of course we did sign Charles N'Zogbia from Le Havre 3 years ago but that transfer became very protracted and has only recently been resolved. Let's see [...]

Joey Loves Football and Sam Loves Joey

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Sam Allardyce has been singing the praises of Joey Barton today. Sam just loves Joey's great enthusiasm for both the game and the club, even when he's been out injured these past 10 weeks or so with his metatarsal injury. That's one reason Sam wanted him at Newcastle, because of his infectious enthusiasm and leadership, [...]

Owen-Allardyce Rift is Media Made

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Media reports this morning claim that Sam Allardyce and Michael Owen are having some problems in their working relationship. That couldn't be further from the truth. The reports suggest Sam got into Michael's bad books last June when Sam thought England should forget about Owen during last year's world cup, because he just wasn't fit. Michael [...

Give Michael Owen a Break

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Michael Owen has shown his obvious frustration at all the media hype over his injury and whether he is fit or not. It finally seems to have finally gotten to him. You've got to give Michael credit for working his way back so quickly and with tremendous effort to get fit for Newcastle's game with Everton last [...]

Pearce Puts Joey’s Comments in Perspective

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Stuart Pearce has talked about Joey Barton's statements earlier in the week that honors for his club, Newcastle, would outweigh success for England. We really didn't see too much wrong with what Joey said but it's been twisted out of context to mean he didn't care about playing for England, which is not what he said. But [...]

Owen Looks Sharp in England Training

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Steve McClaren says he has been very impressed with Michael Owen in training and thinks he has looked very sharp. Michael of course played the last 16 minutes for Newcastle against Everton on Sunday, and even bagged a goal that was more difficult than it looked. That was just 8 days after his hernia surgery in [...]

Dr. Muschaweck – Owen Injury Has 0.1% Of Ever Re-Occurring

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Dr Muschaweck, the world renowned surgeon who has developed techniques for operating on the hernia area which require minimal repair time has talked about Michael Owen's injury and she thinks that there's little chance of his injured area breaking down. The only thing stopping Michael playing is if there's any pain there. Michael Owen - no more [..

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Woman

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Who is this beautiful actress and model - born in Louisiana? Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - which we all need at times. "One accusation you can't throw at me is that I've always done my best." - Alan Shearer "I'd [...]

Gary Speed - Problems With Lee at Bolton

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When Sam Allardyce signed on as manager of Newcastle United in May, there was a lot of speculation about who would accompany him to Tyneside to be part of his coaching staff. One person prominently mentioned was Gary Speed, our former midfield star, who had worked with Big Sam at Bolton for 3 years and thinks [...]

Milner Backs Owen for Newcastle Success

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James Milner has spoken out in defense of Newcastle star Michael Owen, saying that Newcastle fans don't fully appreciate the hard work Michael has been doing behind the scenes to get fit to play for Newcastle. James points to Michael's return on Sunday, after only 8 days following hernia surgery, as testament to Michael's determination to [...]

Abdoulaye Faye – Delighted to Be At Newcastle

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A great interview in the Journal this morning with Abdoulaye Faye, who had a first class game for Newcastle on Saturday, when he partnered Claudio Cacapa at the heart of the Newcastle defense. With Steven Taylor and David Rozehnal on the sidelines there is plenty of competition for the central defense positions at the moment in [...]

Barton Completely Committed to Newcastle

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Joey Barton is making excellent progress from his metatarsal injury, and he played 60 minutes for the reserves last night, although he didn't want to come off, because he felt so good. Looks like he will be competing for a place in Newcastle's team for the Tottenham game on 22nd October, a must win game for [...]

Newcastle 3 Everton 2 - Goals Video

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Newcastle 3 Everton 2 - Goals Video St James' Park, Newcastle, 7th October, 2007 .

Owen and Allardyce Not On Same Wavelength

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Michael Owen, after helping to get the job done on Sunday for Newcastle against Everton, says he is ready to face Estonia at Wembley on Saturday and Russia in Moscow four days later. Looks like Sam Allardyce is urging caution because Michael was just operated on 10 days ago in Germany, but as usual Owen really [...]

Joey Barton Almost There

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Joey Barton scored for the reserves as Newcastle United beat Wigan Athletic 3-1 at Kingston Park last night. Joey played a full 60 minutes and this follows his first half outing last Tuesday night in our 2-2 draw with Man City reserves. Barton scored the first goal after 19 minutes after a Jonny Godsmark cross was not [...]

Gateshead Lose First League Game Since March

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Gateshead lost their first league game since last March when they went down 2-1 to lowly placed Ilkeston Town at the International Stadium on Saturday. To say Gateshead should have wrapped this one up is an understatement, but they missed too many of their chances. Gateshead have now scored just 4 goals in their last 4 games, [...]

Should Owen Play Both Games for England?

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As we all know Sam Allardyce is concerned about the prospect of Steve McClaren fielding Michael Owen in both England's European Championship qualifying matches against Estonia at Wembley on Saturday and Russia in Moscow four days later. Sam thinks it's a risk to ask Michael to play in crucial games after just undergoing surgery a week [...]

Final Reflections on the Newcastle Everton Game

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This was a game we had to win and we did in the end, but we sure do make it hard for ourselves sometimes. Newcastle could have easily lost points in this game. After being so much the better team in the first half we found ourselves level after 52 minutes and Everton were even threatening [...]

Newcastle After 20 year-old 6′4″ Striker

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There is a report in the people that Newcastle may be after 20 year old Burnley striker and midfield player Kyle Lafferty. Kyle looks a typical Allardyce player at 6' 4" and firs the mold of players Newcastle chairman Chris Mort said they would like to bring to the club. Kyle Lafferty - 20 year old Burnley [...]

Mourhino Wouldn”t Like to Fight Big Sam - Video

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Here's a really funny video when former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was asked at a new conference which Premiership manager he would least like to fight. His answer - Big Sam. Thanks to one of our readers - ToonKing - for the video - take a look - it's really funny. Mourhino Wouldn't Like [...]

Owen Shows Real Guts For Newcastle

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Michael Owen seems determined to repay his club Newcastle United for their patience with the striker over the last two years, after he came off the bench yesterday and won the game for the Tyneside club. Michael set up the wonder strike for Emre and then scored a headed goal from a cross by Emre to [...]

New Newcastle Defense Showing Real Commitment

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Two of Newcastle acquisitions during the summer Jose Enrique and Abdoulaye Faye have had to be given time to settle in to the Newcastle system, says manager Sam Allardyce. Sam talked about his new players yesterday, after an exciting second half display in which Newcastle took all 3 points, after looking to have thrown the game [...]

Emre Deserves Massive Credit

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Newcastle United manager Sam Allardyce praised Emre last night, after the Turkish international midfielder came off the bench to turn the game against Everton in Newcastle's favor. It was a tremendous performance from Emre, and just a wonderful strike for the all important second goal. He came on with Michael Owen after 74 minutes to win the [...]

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Woman

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Who is this beautiful actress and model - born in Germany? Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - which we all need at times. "What will you do when you leave football, Jack will you stay in football? - [...]

Beye Wanted All-Action Premiership Move

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Habib Beye says Newcastle United manager Sam Allardyce had been after him for some time, even when Sam was at Bolton. Earlier in the summer Sam had talked to him about coming to Newcastle, when Sam was appointed manager in May. Then late in August, after Stephen Carr was injured, Sam went after Beye again, and this [...]

Owen Didn’t Start But Got The Job Done

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Sam Allardyce revealed after the hard fought win against Everton today, that Michael Owen was itching to start for Newcastle. Certainly Alan Shearer wanted to play in every game for Newcastle so it's not unusual that these top players want to play. Michael Owen - got the job done today for his Newcastle Club When Michael Owen and [...]

Sam Takes Credit For Inspired Substitutions and Why Not?

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Whether it was pure luck or not, Sam Allardyce's substitution of Owen and Emre for Martins and Milner after 74 minutes completely won the game for Newcastle United against Everton. Each substitute scored a goal and had an assist for the other's goal - so if that's not getting results from your substitutions we're not sure [...]

Sam Substitutions Turn Game for Newcastle Win

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It was a tough win for Newcastle United today as they played well in the first half and seemed to be strolling to victory. But a rocket for the Everton team at half time from manager David Moyes woke up the Everton team. They came right back at Newcastle in the second half and scored through Andrew [...]

FT: Newcastle 3 Everton 2 Owen Scores!

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Emre - brought on after 74 minutes and scored a wonderful goal after 86 minutes Newcastle finally won a wild game 3-2 after the game was level at 1-1 with 4 minutes to go. Newcastle seemed comfortably ahead at half time 1-0 but Everton came storming back in the second half after a rocket at [...]

Newcastle vs Everton PreView - Newcastle Win

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Newcastle have a very important home game against Everton today that has a normal 3pm KO, and it will be a tough game. However we feel that at the end of the game Newcastle should win reasonably comfortably. Let's see why. We think Newcastle have a lot going for them today: Everton played on Thursday night in the Ukraine [...]

Given - A Goalkeeper For The Ages

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We mentioned the new Premier Leagues Creating Chances campaign yesterday when we did our piece on Oba Martins, who was participating for charity at the ASDA site in Gateshead. Given met some young housebound carers in Newcastle last Monday, as part of the program and it really meant something to him. Let's take a look at what [...]

Geremi - We Must Beat Everton Today, No Excuses

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Newcastle United skipper Geremi is adamant that Newcastle have to beat Everton today at St. James' Park if the team wants to have a chance of finishing in the top 6 and qualifying for Europe next season. Geremi is very straight about this because Everton, who won their first round tie of the UEFA cup in [...]

Moyes - Everton Well Prepared for Newcastle Game

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David Moyes says his Everton team are well prepared for the upcoming game with Newcastle today, because following their UEFA cup games on Thursday, they are ready and know they have to get the job done on the following Sundays in the premiership. Let's take a look at what David had to say. As a point of [...]

Newcastle vs Everton - Teams: Viduka Out

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Newcastle hand Jose Enrique and Abdoulaye Faye their first Premier League starts and Claudio Cacapa returns to partner Faye at the center of the Newcastle defense. David Rozehnal is dropped to the bench with Steven Taylor. Jose Enrique - Spanish Under 21 International makes first start for Newcastle Mark Viduk is still not fit [...]

HT: Newcastle 1 Everton 0 - Newcastle on Top

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Nicky Butt - scores 3rd goal for Newcastle to give Newcastle 1-0 lead TEAMS Newcastle: Shay Given, Habib Beye, Jose Enrique, Abdoulaye Faye, Cacapa, James Milner, Nicky Butt, Geremi, Charles N'Zogbia, Alan Smith, Oba Martins Subs: Steve Harper, Steven Taylor, David Rozehnal, Emre, Michael Owen Everton: Tim Howard, Phil Neville, Tony Hibbert, Leighton Baines, Joseph Yobo, Joleon Lescott, [.

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Woman

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Oba - they're not that funny - are they? Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - which we all need at times. "He dribbles a lot and the opposition don't like it - you can see it all over their faces." [...]

Oba - Michael and I Can Play Together

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Oba talked yesterday, while he was helping customers pack bags at the ASDA in Gatehead's Metro Center for charity. He talked about the number 9 shirt he inherited from Alan Shearer, and he thinks that Michael Owen and himself can play well together, as they have apparently been doing in training. We'll take a look at what [...]

McClaren - Owen will Start against Estonia

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If Michal Owen is fit he will start England's game against Estonia next Saturday. That's what Steve McClaren said today regarding the situation with Michael Owen, who trained yesterday and will train today with the Newcastle squad. Sam Allardyce yesterday was quite optimistic about Owen being available for the crucial game with Everton at St James' [.

Sam – Milner Needs More Sleep than Training

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One of our very best young guns, James Milner, has had a tremendous run in the Newcastle side since the beginning of last season. During the defeat at Manchester City last Saturday James looked particularly sharp again, especially in the first half. His performances have not gone unnoticed by Big Sam, and while Sam sings the praises [...]

Oba - Early Goal Would Help Beat Everton

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Oba Martins is certainly looking forward to the game against Everton tomorrow and he mentions what Sam has been saying all week. It will be an opportunity for Newcastle to take advantage of Everton's tiredness, from their excursions in the Ukraine on Thursday evening. Oba also points out that Newcastle expect to start fast out of the [...]

Newcastle Team for Everton Tomorrow

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The readers on the Newcastle United Blog have selected the following team for tomorrow's game with Everton. Given Beye Cacapa Rozehnal Enrique Milner Butt Emre N'Zogbia Viduka Martins Subs: Harper, Taylor, Geremi, Smith, [...]

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Woman

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Oba - they're not that funny - are they? Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - which we all need at times. "Gascoigne was as daft as a brush" - his then England manager Bobby Robson "When I first met him [David Beckham] [...]

Clean Sheet and Oba Goal - Perfect

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Sam has talked about Oba Martins and keeping a clean sheet on Sunday. That could have been the story of the game against Man City last weekend. Oba put us ahead with a wonderfully taken goal lose on the half hour mark and if we could have held on it was all 3 points in the bag.  [...]

Owen Should Not Be Risked Against Everton

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Michael Owen was training today with his colleagues at the Benton training Facility in Newcastle. Provided there are no ill effects, Sam says he will name the England striker in the Newcastle squad for Sunday's home game with Everton. Michael will train again tomorrow and it will be interesting to see if Sam will include him in [...]

Sam Banks On Defense and Clean Sheet

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Sam Allardyce hopes Newcastle can keep a clean sheet tomorrow because if we can that will almost guarantee that we will take all 3 points from visitors Everton. Newcastle have a very good record at home this season and have conceded only one goal in their 4 home games so far while scoring 6. Sam is also [...]

Big Sam Still Getting to Know Players

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Sam Allardyce is experimenting with his squad to see what system works best and which players play well in different positions and with other players. That seems interesting to us because it probably means a different looking team on Sunday against Everton and maybe Emre could get a start. Sam has not changed the team around too [...]

Sam Pulls the Reigns on Joey Barton

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Sam talked today about the enthusiasm of Joey Barton and his desire to get into action for Newcastle as soon as possible, following his metatarsal injury, which he sustained almost 11 weeks ago. But Sam is being wise in holding Joey back until he is fully match fit. It would be rather stupid to play Joey [...]

Newcastle United Blog - Team Against Everton - VOTE!

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Here is our poll for the Newcastle team our readers would like to see Sam field against Everton on Sunday, in a most important game for Newcastle. A defeat is unthinkable, but we can get a good win and get Newcastle back on track in the league. Since Everton are on 13 points and Newcastle's on 11 [...]

Viduka Will Prove His Worth To Newcastle

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Big Sam has been singing the praises of Big Mark Viduka, and rightly so. Mark is a massive specimen at 6′ 2" and he is great at holding up the ball and playing it off and provides a very physical presence up front. If Heskey is good playing with Michael Owen for England we see no reason [...]

Zog Kept On Straight and Narrow

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Just great words from Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce regarding our excellent young Frenchman Charles N'Zogbia. Sam is very sage and wise and warns Charles not to get carried away with his success in football, otherwise he will quickly go downhill. Let's take a look at what Sam had to say earlier today. Charles N'Zogbia - Sam will keep [...]

Barton - Desperate To Get Involved at Newcastle

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Joey Barton has certainly given lots of interviews in the past week or so. He's given another one today to Lee Ryder of the Newcastle Evening Chronicle. We'll list the long interview and then make a few comments on it. But it's very clear that Joey just cannot wait to get back playing for the first team. [...]

Sam – Cacapa Fit For Everton

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Good news for Newcastle fans today as Sam says he expects Claudio Cacapa to be fit for our crucial game with Everton on Sunday. Sam sings the praises of Caçapa, who we signed on a free tranfer from Lyon during the summer. The manager also believes the defensive errors on Saturday wouldn't have happened if Claudio had [...]

Joey – Newcastle Will Be Top 5

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Interesting comments today with Joey Barton comparing Newcastle United and Manchester City and of course his current club Newcastle comes out on top. Joey believes Newcastle can be as big as they want to be and predicts they will be the club who will make the top 4 into the top 5. Interesting comments [...]

Barton’s Sobering News

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Sobering news this morning that Joey Barton will be formally committed for trial today accused of assault. The 25 year-old is said to have attacked former Manchester City team mate Ousmane Dabo in a training ground bust up on May 1st. The charge is strenuously denied by Joey. An administrative hearing of his case is expected [...]

Sam - Emre Unique Player for Newcastle

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Sam Allardyce has talked today about Emre, our creative Turkish midfield player, who will be available for selection on Sunday against Everton. Like a number of players at Newcastle Emre's problem has been injuries in the 2 seasons he's been at the club. Yesterday, Emre talked about his willingness to fight for his place at [...]

Given - Newcastle Yet To See Real Damien Duff

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Newcastle fans could be excused for forgetting about Damien Duff, our Irish International winger.Duff has not featured at all since sustaining a foot injury just before the end of our 2-1 loss to Portsmouth in April. Shay Given has talked about his Irish friend today and revealed Duff is desperate to rebuild his reputation [...]

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Woman

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Comedy Team Sam and Geremi Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - which we all need at times. "I took a whack on my left ankle, but something told me it was my right." - Lee Hendrie "Germany are a very difficult team to play...they [...]

Sam Sending Strange Signals About Owen

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Sam Allardyce is rightly saying that Newcastle United and the Newcastle medical team will be the ones to decide when Michael Owen is fit and whether he'll be fit enough to play for England. But last weekend Sam was also saying that Michael would be back in training in a few days and may play this [...]

Emre - I’m Ready For Everton Game

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As we reported earlier today Emre, Faye and Enrique all had full games last night playing for the reserves at Manchester City last night . They will all be that much better for it. Joey Barton also had a good 45 minutes last night and seemed just raring to go in this morning's interview. Emre [...]

Newcastle United Blog – Team For Next Game

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We are going to do a test run on the Newcastle United Blog is to see if we can get the best team from our readers for the next game Newcastle play. In this case it's Everton on Sunday and of course as usual we will have injuries so some players will not be available. Obviously we [...]

Joey Barton Misses Just One More Game

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Sma Allardyce's £5.8M summer signing played a full 45 minutes for the Reserves in their 2-2 draw with his his former club Man City on Tuesday night. Joey had said last weekend he may be able to make the Everton game but Big Sam countered that by saying it will be 3-4 weeks before Joey is [...]

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Woman

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What they laughing at? We got good feedback yesterday and we'll continue with the football quotes and with the picture, under a new title, Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Woman. Many thanks for the feedback. And what has football got to do with beautiful woman? Not much, but they're so good to look at, [...]

Newcastle Still Have Terrible Injury Record

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Newcastle United have been top of the PhysioRoom.Com Injury League Table for the last 3 weeks or so and there's only been a couple of weeks this season when we haven't been top. PhysioRoom.Com tracks injuries at major English clubs as one of its many activities. This is what it was like the last [...]

Prove You’re Better than Alan Oliver

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Of all the local football writers at Newcastle it seems that Alan Oliver of the Evening Chronicle, who has been reporting Newcastle United for the longest, comes in for the most stick from the fans of Newcastle United. Some of it may be deserved on Alan's part sometimes, but are you as good at writing about [...]

Steven Harper – One Top Class Professional

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Steven Harper was disappointed, and we were surprised, when he lost his starting place to Shay Given last Saturday at Manchester City. We were surprised because Sam had said on the day of the Arsenal match that Steve would return against City. Given did have an excellent game at the Emirates and Sam decided to keep [...]

Barton Plays Solid 45 Minutes For Reserves

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Newcastle Reserves earned a draw at Manchester City last night with Joey Barton getting his first taste of competitive action since July 21st when he broke a metatarsal in his foot. Joey played the first half before being replaced by Mark Doninger at the interval and he seemed to come through the game well. First teamers [...]

Four Funny Football Quotes For Today

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What they laughing at? We would like some feedback. We're not sure whether to keep this daily piece going. So please let us know if we should continue with it. Do you like the funny quotes? Do you like the picture of the day? We do Also, if you have any [...]

N’Zogbia Slips To 8th In Actim Index

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The new Actim Ratings are out following last weekend's games and Charles N'Zogbia has slipped to 8th position from last week's 4th position but David Rozehnal has entered ranked 94th with a points total of 73. Although Charles slipped in his ranking his index points increased from 131 to 135. Steve Harper has slipped from an overall [...]

Abdoulaye Faye Likely to Start Against Everton

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It could well be that Abdoulaye Faye will get a start on Sunday, either at center-back or defensive midfield. If Cacapa is still out then certainly we believe Faye will partner Roz at the center of the Newcastle defense. If Cacapa is fit and selected it is likely Faye could start in defensive midfield because [...]

Steven Taylor - Away Form Just Not Good Enough

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Steven Taylor has talked today about how the defense did not perform on Saturday and didn't give Shay Given enough protection in his comeback game. It's not often we concede 3 goals and Steven also points out we now have 3 away defeats in a row and our away form seems no better, at the moment, [...]

Joey Barton Looks Top Team Player for Newcastle

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Joey Barton cost Newcastle ₤5.8M from Manchester City in the summer but he has yet to make a competitive appearance for the Magpies. Joey suffered a partial fracture of his fifth metatarsal during the pre-season friendly game at Car lisle on July 21st, when he was captain for the day. The usual time out for [...]

Newcastle Almost Had Elano – Good News Bad News

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Good and bad news today about the revelation that Sam Allardyce was tracking Elano around the time that Kieron Dyer's transfer was going through (or not going through) to West Ham United the first time. Sam mentioned this over the weekend following the excitement of Elano's performance against Newcastle United on Saturday. It looks like that [...]

Shay Given – Get Used To Our Passionate Fans

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Newcastle's top class Irish International goalkeeper, Shay Given, always talks good sense when he does decide to say something. After finally gaining his place back on Saturday at Manchester City, finally displacing his excellent and seemingly perennial back-up Steve Harper, Given has told the new players at the club to get used to the passionate fans [.

Owen: Clean Bill of Health From Dr. Muschaweck

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Sky Sports has held an interview with the famous German hernia surgeon Dr Ulrike Muschaweck about the procedures she carried out on Michael Owen. She has worked some wonders again, although it seems like all the ballyhoo about Michael's injury didn't amount to much in the end. We found out on Saturday there was minimal damage [...]

Newcastle’s Two Defensive Lapses Deadly

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Two lapses in concentration cost us dearly on Saturday, the game was as easy to sum up as that. We should never have allowed the diagonal ball to go all the way to Petrov for the first goal, and it seems City caught us not fully awake for the second goal just after the break. Taylor [...]

Newcastle Seem Slow and Lack Sufficient Skill

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Sam Allardyce Newcastle side were torn apart for the second time in a week by their Manchester hosts in the second half on Saturday. It's getting to be a bit painful to watch as Newcastle's midfield and defense don't seem to have the pace or the skill to deal with fast-flowing technically good sides like Arsenal [...]

Newcastle After 19 year-old French Whiz Kid

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The rumors are starting to grow again about the players Newcastle may be after in January, but it's a little different this time in that we are being linked with youngsters whose best years are still ahead of them. We are going to cover these even if they turn out to be false, because it [...]

Newcastle’s Oba Martins On Path To Greatness

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Before we go any further we have to tell one on ourselves, so you understand where we are coming from for this article. We are great fans of Oba Martins and just love the guy. We also believe in the years to come he can even emulate the great things our very own Michael Owen has [...]

Four Funny Football Quotes For Today

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Manager and skipper - which funny quote are they laughing at? On this spot every day we'll include the four football quotes - and also have a question of the day. We'll post the question on our Newcastle United Forum or we'll highlight an existing topic that one of our readers has already posted [...]