Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2007

Allardyce - I Know What It Takes To Win

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Sam Allardyce has defended the way Newcastle have been playing under his guidance this season, and we think he's right when he says it's OK to stop the other team playing the game they want to play. That's obviously part of the tactics as well as going after whatever the other team's weaknesses may be.

Joey Disappointed at Newcastle’s Vicious Fans

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Joey Barton has been rather critical of the behavior of the Newcastle fans over the last couple of home games, and Joey does not seem to hold back in saying that he expected the Newcastle United supporters to get behind the team. But Joey says he hasn't seen that. In fact he's seen the exact opposite.

Smith - It’s Down To The Players Now

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Yorkshireman Alan Smith has certainly been talking this week and he talked again to the Evening Chronicle this afternoon. It's good to have players fully communicating and Alan seems a good lad who's totally committed to the Newcastle cause. He's talking a whole load of common sense and it's good he's speaking [.

Sam - What’s It All About - Newcastle Winning!

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Sam has talked again to the media about the players at Newcastle, and the fact that all fans really want from their team is a win. He's definitely right on that one. Just imagine if we go to Ewood tomorrow and come away with, say a 2-0 win. That in itself would raise the spirits [...]

Newcastle Need Heroes - Can Smith Be One?

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Alan Smith has given a long interview to the Evening Chronicle, about the current plight of Newcastle United and what needs to be done by the players. We need some heroes tomorrow, and maybe Alan can be one of them. It's easy to see why Big Sam pursued Alan, when he was at Manchester United. [...]

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Women

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Who's this beautiful French actress - one of my favorites Funny Football Quotes Here's a repeat of some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - which we all need at times, especially when Newcastle are on a bad run like now "It's going to be difficult for [...]

Newcastle Pursue Brazilian Midfielder

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Daniel Carvalho da Silva, shortened to Daniel Carvalho, plays for CSKA Moscow, and is an attacking midfielder with the Russian club. As you may expect at this time of the year, there are lots of players being linked with Newcastle United, and Daniel is one of them. In this case Chelsea, Tottenham and Newcastle are all [.

Newcastle’s Best Team for Blackburn

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As usual the team that Sam picks tomorrow will tell us if he has changed his ways at all. As we said earlier this week, we think it would be good if fewer players were played out of position. We also hope that both Taylor and Faye will be back. These two solid players were badly [...]

Sam Finally Gets Tough With His Players

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Tomorrow's game against Blackburn is a critical game for manager Sam Allardyce and the players. But how many times have we been saying that this season? But tomorrow's game is really important for us all, because in the last four games we have only one point, from a rather lucky draw at Sunderland, and that's just [.

Will Sam Partner Viduka and Smith Up Front?

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If Newcastle are going to get a result at Ewood Park tomorrow, we need a lot more of our players playing up to their potential. And we need more leaders on the field too. One of the players who can help Newcastle's turnaround has to be our Australian powerhouse striker up front, Mark Viduka. Mark Viduka - [.

Blackburn Captain Misses Newcastle Match

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Blackburn will be without their New Zealand captain Ryan Nelson tomorrow, after being sent off after 53 minutes, in Wednesday's disastrous game against Aston Villa, when the Lancashire club went down 4-0 at home. Nelson is one of several excellent buys manager Mark Hughes has made at Blackburn since taking over from Graeme Souness in September, [.

Sam - Newcastle Winning Is What It’s All About

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Sam has talked again to the media about the players at Newcastle, and the fact that all fans really want from their team is a win. He's definitely right there. Just imagine if we can go to Ewood tomorrow and come away with say a 2-0 win. That in itself would raise the spirits of [...]

Irishman’s Horrendous Injury

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It's being reported today that Damien's Duff foot injury was a lot worse than people first thought and even the surgeon who operated on him way back in April had not seen this kind of injury to a footballer before. Damien has opened up to Newcastle World TV today to talk about the injury which has [.

Sam Gets On With The Job

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Sam Allardyce gave an interview today on his position at the club, and says at least for the moment he believes his job is safe. With 8 games to come in the next 33 days starting on Saturday at Blackburn, there will be lots of games through the end of the year. We hope Sam [...]

Newcastle Show Interest in Alves

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There's news today that Sam Allardyce was at Anfield last night, and didn't even bother to check out Saturday's opponents Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park, where they were thrashed 4-0 by Aston Villa. We hope that doesn't cause a good reaction from them against the Magpies on Saturday. Porto didn't fare much better last night, [.

Newcastle United Blog Lives On

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The Newcastle United Blog is now back on the air. Unfortunately, after moving to new servers and coming back online yesterday, we had some problems with the DNS servers and the site totally crashed and was a bit of a mess But that got sorted out by EZSiteMove, who did [...]

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Women

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Who's this beautiful actress - an Academy Award Winner - one of my favorites Funny Football Quotes Here's a repeat of some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - today all from our very own Bobby Robson , who was at the Newcastle Training facilities in Benton yesterday "If we [...]

Sam Thanks The Amazing Newcastle Fans

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Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce is desperate to get Newcastle United back to winning ways when they visit Ewood Park on Saturday to play 9th placed Blackburn Rovers on Saturday. Blackburn are just 2 places above Newcastle in the table but a full 5 points clear of the Geordies. Blackburn also have a league game [.

Cacapa - I Did Not Play Well Against Pompey

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We assume Claudio Cacapa had his worst 11 minutes of football ever against Portsmouth when he was responsible for 2 of the 3 goals Newcastle conceded in that time. Big Sam then took the right decision and hauled the Brazilian out of the game after just 17 minutes and put David Rozehnal in his place. [.

Bobby Robson Tells Big Sam - Be Positive

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There was some good news for Newcastle United fans yesterday. The great Sir Bobby Robson was involved in training with the Newcastle squad and coaches at Benton yesterday. Robson, who is now 74, had been invited to the training ground by manager Sam Allardyce, and he went around and talked privately to both the players [.

Newcastle Need Owen’s Goals

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Newcastle United boss Sam Allardyce is confident Michael Owen is on course to make his return from injury way ahead of schedule. Michael tore his thigh muscle while on international duty against Austria a couple of weeks ago, and it has threatened to keep him out of the side for up to six weeks. Michael Owen - [.

Sam Needs Proper Team at Blackburn

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We think one of the big reasons we have not done well in the last four games is that Sam is not picking the right team, and is playing players out of position too much. We realize that some of our players, especially in defense, are struggling to come to grips with the great demands of [...]

Faye and Taylor Back for Saturday

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Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce hopes to plug the gaps in his leaky Newcastle United defense in Saturday's game with Blackburn Rovers. And Big Sam is confident he will have his central defenders Abdoulaye Faye and Steven Taylor, both back in his squad to face Mark Hughes side. Taylor and Faye were ruled out of Saturday's horror show [.

Newcastle After Swedish Defender

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According to reports in Holland today, Newcastle United are being linked to bring in the 24-year-old Swedish defender Jonas Olsson, and it is being reported the club has already opened negotiations with his agent Martin Dahlin. We believe Newcastle also tried to get the Swede in the summer and the Newcastle scouts were watching him when [.

Newcastle Still on Right Course for Success

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Sam Allardyce has been in charge of Newcastle United football for 14 games now. That number includes two Carling Cup games in addition to two Carling Cup games. Our record is won 6, drawn 3 and lost 5. In the league we've now played 12, won 5, drawn 3 and lost 4 for a points [...]

Keane Gives Joey Barton a Break

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The Football Association have said they will wait for referee Atkinson's report of the game, before deciding whether to take any action against Joey Barton, for an incident that occurred during yesterday's Tyne-Wear derby. Apparently the Newcastle United combative midfielder caught Dickson Etuhu with his studs just before half time in yesterday's game with Sunderland.

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Women

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Who's this beautiful English actress - one for the ages - born in Hampstead, London, England Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - today all from the very great Bill Shankly "It's to remind our lads who they're [...]

Sam - My Glass is Half Full

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Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce insisted last night that the point gained against Sunderland yesterday was a very good point. Seems like the Newcastle boss is already fed up with all the negativity that surrounds the Newcastle club right now. But Sam will have to get used to the fact that at Newcastle things are either great or [.

Sam - Outstanding Forster Challenging Given and Harper

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Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce has today given his full support to one of our up and coming goalkeepers, 19 year-old Hexham born Fraser Forster. Fraser has been on the bench these last two games since Shay Given has been out with his groin injury. Big Sam thinks there are 3 goalkeepers fighting for first-team football at [.

Sam Seems Nervous About Upcoming Fixtures

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Sam Allardyce is starting to face up to the reality that Newcastle will shortly start to play some of the good teams in the Premier league. Up to this point we have done only reasonably well, but as people keep pointing out we've played none of the top 4 teams yet, and we probably should have [...]

Milner - Owen Responsible for Goal

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Newcastle United had just 4 points from their first 5 away games this season before the derby game on Saturday, so some will see the draw at Sunderland as a good result, even though Newcastle were second best on the day. A defeat would have been a catastrophic result for Newcastle on the back of the [.

Final Reflections on the Newcastle Sunderland Game

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Newcastle United dodged a big bullet on Saturday when they survived the Tyne-Wear derby by getting a fluke equalizing goal after 65 minutes, against local rivals Sunderland, who were simply the better side on the day - and that's the bitter truth for Geordie fans. James Milner's goal was probably the most important goal for Sam [.

Babayaro and Carr Still Out Injured

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Taking a look at the injury situation which we do periodically, we notice we still have Carr and Babayaro out injured. It turns out that Babayaro has now injured his back and hasn't played for the Newcastle first team since early March, having nursed a strained hamstring for about 6 months. Stephen Carr has been out injured [.

Sam - Newcastle Players Were Very Nervous

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Sam was disappointed with Newcastle first half performance on Saturday, when he had been hoping the Newcastle side would be more attacking than they were. But after form the first half performance Sam was happy with the result and with a little bit of luck Sam thinks Newcastle may even have nicked it in the last [.

Shola Can Move - But Not On Loan

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Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi has been linked with a move to Championship side Norwich City, where his former manager Glenn Roeder, was recently appointed manager and quickly made Lee Clark his assistant manager. But Sam Allardyce has already told Lee there is no chance of Shola going out on loan to the East Anglian [.

Smith - We Put our Bodies on the Line

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A great interview with Alan Smith conducted by the Evening Chronicle today. Alan, of course, is a utility player at Newcastle, and it must be difficult for him to keep playing so many different positions for the team. But he never seems to complain about things, as long as he's playing. After starting the last [.

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Women

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Who's this beautiful English model - filled out a little now - and born in Croyden, Surrey, England Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - which we all need at times "Brazil - they're so good it's like [...]

Joey Barton Needs to Be So Careful

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It was reported today that the Football Association will take no further action on the Joey Barton clash with Sunderland's Dickson Etuhu just before half time, in Saturday's 1-1 draw at the Stadium of Light. Barton clashed with Etuhu with his studs high, and the pair clashed afterwards, but the incident was not seen by referee [.

New Newcastle United Web Site - An Explanation

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This is going to be our new web-site on the great Newcastle United Football Club, with our news and analysis of the news of the day about Newcastle United. Unfortunately I had hoped to transfer my old site nufcblog.com over to this new hosting service but was not allowed to do that - so we will [...

Newcastle Reserves Lose 4-2 But Fight Back

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Adam Sadler's first game officially in charge of the Newcastle United Reserve side was a losing one as his team went down 4-2 to Blackburn Rovers at Kingston Park on Monday evening. Adam of course took over the role from Lee Clark who moved to join Glenn Roeder as Assistant manager at Norwich City [.

Sam Must Get Result at Blackburn

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Sam Allardyce, the Newcastle manager who is under considerable pressure at the club, because of collecting just a single point form the last 12 available, admits the problems in defense are because he doesn't have enough players with Premiership experience. The 6 players Big Sam brought in during the summer who can play in the back [.

Sam - We Need Every Point We Can Get

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Sam Allardyce has challenged his Newcastle players go on an unbeaten run, with the hard earned 1-1 draw against Sunderland on Saturday, the first game of an unbeaten run. Before Saturday, Newcastle had lost two successive games and had played very poorly against both Reading away, and then against Pompey at home, in their first home [.

Newcastle Start No Better Than Last Two Seasons

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Big Sam keeps saying that we are 9 points better off than at the same time last season, but as you'll see - this is hardly an apples to apples comparison Sam is making. While it's true that we did have only 9 points from our first 12 league games, they were hardly against the same [...]

Allardyce Let Down By Barton

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Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton has finally talked about the incident with Sunderland's Dickson Etuhu and insists there was no malice in his challenge during Newcastle's derby draw with Sunderland. Try telling that to the millions of TV viewers who saw the incident. Joey has to realize that because of his past actions, there is zero tolerance for [.

Ashley Becoming Loved by Newcastle Fans

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We were told he was a recluse who didn't like any publicity and that he shunned the limelight. Apparently when Mike Ashley bought Newcastle United in June of last year he had had only one photograph that the press could use for him when the take that Mike wants to see. Because of some rules at [...]

Viduka - Vital Player for Newcastle this Season

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It looks like our Australian striker Mark Viduka is ready to put his fitness problems behind him, and rediscover the scoring touch which saw him score three good goals in his first five starts for Newcastle. Mark Viduka has been injury prone most of his career, and the striker has been restricted to just seven games [.

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Women

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Who's this beautiful Canadian actress - born in Widness, England - a Lancashire Lass Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - today they're from Ron Atkinson - some classics "Tony Adams - he's the rock the team has grown from." "I never comment on referees [.

Sam Appoints Adam Sadler Reserve Team Manager

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Newcastle United announced today on their web-site that they have appointed Adam Sadler as their new reserve-team manager. The young 28-year-old will replace fellow Geordie Lee Clark, who joined Glenn Roeder as assistant manager at Norwich City recently. Newcastle have said that Adam will work closely with Terry McDermott at Newcastle's training ground.

Faye Out 3 Weeks - Carr and Given Back

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Abdoulaye Faye played a great game for Newcastle in the derby on Saturday but limped out of the game, at the Stadium of Light, with a hamstring injury. It has taken a couple of days for the injury to settle down, and the estimate now is that he could be out up to three weeks. Abdoulaye Faye [...]

Edmilson First Newcastle Signing in January

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We expect one of the new arrivals in January to Newcastle to be Edmilson, the Brazilian International, who has said for many months now that when his contract expires in June he will not be signing a new contract at Barcelona. The Brazilian international center-back or defensive midfielder moved to Barcelona in 2004, and helped the [.

LMA’s Barnwell Defends Big Sam

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League Managers' Association chief executive John Barnwell has come to the rescue of embattled Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce. John says that suggestions that Sam is already under pressure are insane since Big Sam has been in charge at Newcastle for just 12 league games and Newcastle have 18 points.

Emre Takes Heat From Turkish Press

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Turkey has not performed too well over the last 3 games in the European Championship qualifiers, and Newcastle midfielder Emre has been feeling the pressure from the Turkish Press, because of that. They recently lost 1-0 at home to arch rivals Greece, and with only 2 games remaining they are 7 points behind Greece and 2 [.

12 Newcastle Players on International Duty

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It's the international break again, and Newcastle United have 12 players away on international duty this week. Let's hope they all return fit and ready for the Liverpool game late next week. That game kicks off at 12:45 on Saturday, 24th November, so both teams will have very little time to prepare for the game.

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Women

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Who's this beautiful actress - her father's a doctor who researches human fertility and reproduction. Well that's a giveaway Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - which we all need at times "You've beaten them once. Now go out and bloody beat them [.

Roy Keane Talks a Lot of Sense

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Since Sunderland manager Roy Keane took over the Sunderland manager job a year ago, not only has he only performed very well for the Wearsiders, but he talks an awful lot of common sense. That sometimes is in short supply in the hysteria that surrounds the world's best and most popular game today. Some of the interviews [.

Stephen Carr Retires From Ireland

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Newcastle right-back Stephen Carr, who is returning from injury, has just announced for the second time, his retirement from international football with Ireland. The 31-year-old Dublin born player has represented his country a total of 44 times (no goals) since making his debut against Sweden in 1999.

Newcastle Continued Interest in Russian

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The name of Russia's versatile captain Andrei Arshavin has surfaced at Newcastle again and Newcastle scouts will be at the important Israel Russia European qualifying game on Saturday in Tel Aviv to run the rule over Arshavin. We covered Newcastle's interest in the Russian captain last week, and think he would be a good [.

Given Likely to Face Wales

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Newcastle United goalkeeper Shay Given has been struggling with a groin injury of late, but the Irishman is still optimistic of being fit for Ireland's qualifier with Wales. The newcastle goalkeeper linked up today with his international team-mates. Shay is now expected to be fit for Saturday's final European 2008 qualifier in Wales, and it [.

Mort Has Big Plans for Newcastle

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Another great interview today that Chris Mort has given to the Newcastle Journal where he talks about the Newcastle United club and what he plans to do with the club in the medium term. It looks like Chris is really enjoying the challenge, which is Newcastle United, and seems to be quickly learning about the passionate [.

Norwich Sign Newcastle’s Pattison on Loan

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Norwich City have just signed Newcastle United midfielder Matthew Pattison, on loan until the end of the year - about 6 weeks. The South African born 21-year-old has been with Newcastle since joining the Newcastle academy in 2003 at the age of 17. The loan deal will end on January 1, with Pattison's current contract at Newcastle [.

Barton - Newcastle Players Soul Searching

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Joey Barton has made an injury ravaged start to his Newcastle career and has so far played only 3 competitive games for the club. He is yet to hit his best form. Joey started excellently for the club in pre-season before breaking his foot in the second pre-season friendly game at Carlisle on July 21st.

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Women

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Who's this beautiful actress - an Academy Award winner born in Baytown, Texas Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - which we all need at times "When he was dribbling, he used to go through a minefield with his arm, a bit like you go [...]

Newcastle Try Loan Deal for Ben Haim

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Newcastle United scouts will be out in force on Saturday to watch the Israel Russia European qualifying game, on which England's future participation in the tournament depends. At least two of the players we will be watching in Tel Aviv are Russian captain Andrei Arshavin and Israel centre-back Tal Ben-Haim, although other players in the game [.

Taylor - We Need to Sort Things Out

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Steven Taylor, Newcastle's England Under-21 captain has talked to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today and admits there is still a lot of work to do at the back. Steven has recently regained his place in the side having been dropped unceremoniously by Big Sam following his performance in the 3-1 away defeat at Manchester City in [.

Newcastle After Top 21 Year-Old Bulgarian Striker

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There is news today from Sky Sports that Newcastle United are monitoring Levski Sofia's 21 year-old Bulgarian striker Valeri Domovchiyski. Valeri is rated one of the best young prospects to emerge from Bulgaria in recent years, and he made his professional debut when he was just 17 years old, for his hometown club Marista Plovdiv.

Owen Supports McClaren – FA Responsible for Debacle

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Newcastle Michael Owen has given his support to England manager Steve McClaren ahead of the friendly international against Austria on Friday. Not surprisingly, the head coach is coming under pressure as his side face elimination from the European 2008 finals. This will be the first time England has missed out on reaching a major championship final, [.

Bobby Robson to Finally Retire

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Former Newcastle United manager Sir Bobby Robson could shortly announce his retirement from football, after almost 60 years in the game. The 74-year-old Englishman will step down from his position as football consultant with Ireland after Saturday's final European 2008 qualifier against Wales in Cardiff.

Smith - England Wishing and Hoping

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Alan Smith, Newcastle's experienced utility player, says that he and his England team-mates are ready to seize on any slip-up by Russia against Israel in Tel Aviv on Saturday. A win for Russia could potentially mean that England's hopes of reaching the European finals next summer could be over. Alan Smith - should make the bench for [.

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Women

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Who's this beautiful actress - born in Treboeth, Swansea, Wales - one of my favorites Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - today all from our very own Bobby Robson "If we start counting our chickens before they hatch, they won't lay any eggs in the basket.

Newcastle Go After Liverpool’s Crouch

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Liverpool have decided to sell Peter Crouch to the highest bidder in January, and that will start a scramble for the hugely under-rated Liverpool striker. While we have no idea whether Big Sam rates Crouch, he causes so much trouble with high balls in the opposition penalty area, that we think he could be a good [.

The Michael Owen Story

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The Newcastle United blog hasn't been updated over the weekend, and we apologise for that - I know how much you guys love your daily fix of news (and the accompanying banter), so I promise that things will get back on track this week (at least by the end of it). I'll make a full announcement [...]

Ed has left the building…

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As several of you know by now (thanks to Neil's efforts), Ed Harrison has left nufcblog.com and started a new website (nufcsite.com). The change is permanent and while unfortunate, it's also a chance to welcome our new host on nufcblog.com, Adam Mourad (you can read some of his work here, although you'll be seeing his [.

Obafemi Martins says he loves Newcastle United … again.

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It appears he doesn't even mind the winter. Once again, Obafemi Martins has endeared himself to the Toon faithful by pledging his long-term allegiance to the club for what feels like the fifth time this season. Coming in the wake of Michael Owen's most recent setback, is this the week Fat Sam finally realizes who [.

Newcastle after Arshavin, Ben-Haim and Alan Hutton?

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The Evening Chronicle has recycled news reports today linking us to Zenit St. Petersburg's Andrei Arshavin and Chelsea's Tal Ben-Haim. We had scouts in attendance at Israel's dramatic win over Russia at the Ramat Gan Stadium this weekend, with both players impressing indeed. Although currently stacked in the striking department, I think most of us [.

Newcastle Sign New Goalkeeping Coach

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Following former coach Terry Gennoe's retirement due to a persistent back injury, Newcastle have confirmed the addition of Paul Barron from Middlesbrough as his replacement. Oh well, at least he wasn't a Mackem. Here's what he had to say: "I am delighted to be here and cannot wait to get down to work with our four [.

Owen Off To Germany

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Michael Owen this week continues his bid to seek the advice of every renowned medical professional on earth. This time, the specialist is one Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Muller Wohlfahrt. Despite a name that sounds like he should be conducting symphonies instead of surgeries, it has been reported that Wohlfahrt's presence could have Michael ready in a [.

Sam Demands Goals From Martins

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With Michael Owen presently undergoing treatment in Germany, Sam Allardyce has called on Obafemi Martins to make the most of the opportunity and start establishing himself as our top goal-getter. While most fans of this blog might argue that they've been convinced of the latter since last season, this is probably Oba's greatest chance yet [.

The Return of Damien

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Damien Duff, he of only 20 club appearances since his move from Chelsea in the summer of 2006, has at long last returned to training. At £5 million, I always thought he was a bargain capture for us and, despite a horrific injury, he can still add quite a useful dimension to our midfield. He's [...]

England are crap - how would you fix the national team?

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So it's official - England are not going to Euro 2008. In some ways it's a good sign - well-rested players next summer will reduce the number of silly injuries EPL players get early in the season. Plus now we can rebuild the England squad with South Africa 2010 in mind, which means that we now [...]

Allardyce Not Answering England’s Call

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A slightly popular candidate for the England manager gig following their disappointing 2006 World Cup campaign under "Swede-n-Sour" Eriksson, Sam Allardyce has unequivocally declared himself out of the running to replace Steve McClaren. Shocking. Here's what he had to say to Sky Sports News: "No, because I'm contracted to Newcastle United, and from my point of view [.

Sam and Shearer are not good enough for England…yet

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In the aftermath of Steve McClaren's *shock* dumping by the FA (who can at least be relied on distancing themselves from managers that bring bad press - Hoddle, Eriksson and now McClaren), a number of names were thrown about as potential replacements. Jose Mourinho, the most popular choice for the English media, said no.

Newcastle defense hamstrung with injuries

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As a club, Newcastle are not enjoying the best of seasons. To term it a rebuilding process would be an understatement - Big Sam has done well but he still has a lot of work to do, this season and the next. Considering the circumstances then, the injuries suffered by Newcastle United players could not have [.

Want to write for the best Newcastle United blog ever?

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The Newcastle United blog was, for a long time, a one-man show. That's changing now, and we're opening up the doors for guest bloggers. If you're interested in writing about Newcastle (and can offer analysis and insight into all things Newcastle), then get in touch here. Also, consider that you should probably attach a sample post / [.

Can Newcastle beat Liverpool?

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The absence of Owen, Taylor and Faye may worry some fans but looking at the league table, recent form of both Newcastle and Liverpool, it's not inconceivable that Newcastle beat Liverpool. Let's compare the two sides. Newcastle have had problems in defense (what's new?) and these problems are now exacerbated by the injury to Taylor.

Newcastle have a psychological edge over Liverpool for today’s game

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4 hours to go before the match, and while I should be writing about the probable team Newcastle should pick and the tactics Big Sam should be using against Liverpool, all I can think about is the current circus surrounding Liverpool. The Reds have been in the press for all the wrong reasons this week, that [.

You Got Shafted - The Real Story

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This policy of 'full disclosure' and public bitchfests is unpleasant - no one wants to read about dirty laundry. However, one thing I've learned is that once it starts, the gloves come off. So here we go...thanks to Ed's post here, they are off now. If you're here for the news, ignore this article. Otherwise, [.

Can Sam Allardyce win over impatient fans?

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Newcastle United fans are generally known as the most impatient fans in English football, rightfully so as Newcastle seem to have the funds and players to be one of the top clubs in England, maybe even Europe. But now after just a few months at the helm of Newcastle, manager Sam Allardyce is already testing [.

Newcastle 0-3 Liverpool - You Don’t Know What You’re Doing…

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When you're on a poor run of results, Liverpool isn't exactly the squad you want to face, whether home or away. The main question coming in is how Sam Allardyce was going to play his team, would he finally put James Milner and Charles N'Zogbia on the wings, and maybe realize Alan Smith isn't good [..

Why Newcastle fans need to back Sam Allardyce

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By all accounts, Sam Allardyce is having a rough time as Newcastle manager. Unreasonable expectations, injuries, the need to overhaul an ailing squad and players who are in a serious crisis of confidence. Add to that consecutive home defeats to Pompey and Liverpool (embarrassing defeats at that) and you've got fans calling for Sam's head.

Newcastle United 0-3 Liverpool - Video Highlights

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Much thanks to my mate over at squaretan.com for putting up the video highlights for the Newcastle-Liverpool game. Not much to enjoy if you're a Newcastle fan, but if you missed the highlights, here you go: Newcastle United 0-3 Liverpool

Who Would Replace Sam?

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A lot of people are on Sam Allardyce's case because of the back-to-back home defeats, especially the manner of those losses. Add to this a general deterioration in Newcastle's confidence on the pitch and the spectacular turn around at Manchester City by Sven Goran Eriksson and it seems that plenty of people want Sam out.

Who Would Replace Sam?

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A lot of people are on Sam Allardyce's case because of the back-to-back home defeats, especially the manner of those losses. Add to this a general deterioration in Newcastle's confidence on the pitch and the spectacular turn around at Manchester City by Sven Goran Eriksson and it seems that plenty of people want Sam out.

Newcastle United 0-3 Liverpool - Video Highlights

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Much thanks to my mate over at squaretan.com for putting up the video highlights for the Newcastle-Liverpool game. Not much to enjoy if you're a Newcastle fan, but if you missed the highlights, here you go: Newcastle United 0-3 Liverpool

Why Newcastle fans need to back Sam Allardyce

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By all accounts, Sam Allardyce is having a rough time as Newcastle manager. Unreasonable expectations, injuries, the need to overhaul an ailing squad and players who are in a serious crisis of confidence. Add to that consecutive home defeats to Pompey and Liverpool (embarrassing defeats at that) and you've got fans calling for Sam's head.

Newcastle 0-3 Liverpool - You Don’t Know What You’re Doing…

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When you're on a poor run of results, Liverpool isn't exactly the squad you want to face, whether home or away. The main question coming in is how Sam Allardyce was going to play his team, would he finally put James Milner and Charles N'Zogbia on the wings, and maybe realize Alan Smith isn't good [..

You Got Shafted - The Real Story

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This policy of 'full disclosure' and public bitchfests is unpleasant - no one wants to read about dirty laundry. However, one thing I've learned is that once it starts, the gloves come off. So here we go...thanks to Ed's post here, they are off now. If you're here for the news, ignore this article. Otherwise, [.

Can Sam Allardyce win over impatient fans?

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Newcastle United fans are generally known as the most impatient fans in English football, rightfully so as Newcastle seem to have the funds and players to be one of the top clubs in England, maybe even Europe. But now after just a few months at the helm of Newcastle, manager Sam Allardyce is already testing [.

Newcastle have a psychological edge over Liverpool for today’s game

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4 hours to go before the match, and while I should be writing about the probable team Newcastle should pick and the tactics Big Sam should be using against Liverpool, all I can think about is the current circus surrounding Liverpool. The Reds have been in the press for all the wrong reasons this week, that [.

Want to write for the best Newcastle United blog ever?

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The Newcastle United blog was, for a long time, a one-man show. That's changing now, and we're opening up the doors for guest bloggers. If you're interested in writing about Newcastle (and can offer analysis and insight into all things Newcastle), then get in touch here. Also, consider that you should probably attach a sample post / [.

Can Newcastle beat Liverpool?

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The absence of Owen, Taylor and Faye may worry some fans but looking at the league table, recent form of both Newcastle and Liverpool, it's not inconceivable that Newcastle beat Liverpool. Let's compare the two sides. Newcastle have had problems in defense (what's new?) and these problems are now exacerbated by the injury to Taylor.

Sam and Shearer are not good enough for England…yet

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In the aftermath of Steve McClaren's *shock* dumping by the FA (who can at least be relied on distancing themselves from managers that bring bad press - Hoddle, Eriksson and now McClaren), a number of names were thrown about as potential replacements. Jose Mourinho, the most popular choice for the English media, said no.

Newcastle defense hamstrung with injuries

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As a club, Newcastle are not enjoying the best of seasons. To term it a rebuilding process would be an understatement - Big Sam has done well but he still has a lot of work to do, this season and the next. Considering the circumstances then, the injuries suffered by Newcastle United players could not have [.

Allardyce Not Answering England’s Call

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A slightly popular candidate for the England manager gig following their disappointing 2006 World Cup Campaign under Sven "Swede-n-Sour" Goran-Eriksson, Sam Allardyce has declared himself out of the running to replace Steve McClaren. Shocking. Here's what he had to say to Sky Sports News: No, because I'm contracted to Newcastle United, and from my point of view [.

England are crap - how would you fix the national team?

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So it's official - England are not going to Euro 2008. In some ways it's a good sign - well-rested players next summer will reduce the number of silly injuries EPL players get early in the season. Plus now we can rebuild the England squad with South Africa 2010 in mind, which means that we now [...]

Sam Demands Goals From Martins

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With Michael Owen presently undergoing treatment in Germany, Sam Allardyce has called on Obafemi Martins to make the most of the opportunity and start establishing himself as our top goal-getter. While most fans of this blog might argue that they've been convinced of the latter since last season, this is probably Oba's greatest chance yet [.

The Return of Damien

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Damien Duff, he of only 20 club appearances since his move from Chelsea in the summer of 2006, has at long last returned to training. At £5 million, I always thought he was a bargain capture for us and, despite a horrific injury, he can still add quite a useful dimension to our midfield. He's [...]

Owen Off To Germany

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Michael Owen this week continues his bid to seek the advice of every renowned medical professional on earth. This time, the specialist is one Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Muller Wohlfahrt. Despite a name that sounds like he should be conducting symphonies instead of surgeries, it has been reported that Wohlfahrt's presence could have Michael ready in a [...]

Newcastle Sign New Goalkeeping Coach

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Following former coach Terry Gennoe's retirement due to a persistent back injury, Newcastle have confirmed the addition of Paul Barron from Middlesbrough as his replacement. Oh well, at least he wasn't a Mackem. Here's what he had to say: "I am delighted to be here and cannot wait to get down to work with our four [...]

Ed has left the building…

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As several of you know by now (thanks to Neil's efforts), Ed Harrison has left nufcblog.com and started a new website (nufcsite.com). The change is permanent and while unfortunate, it's also a chance to welcome our new host on nufcblog.com, Adam Mourad (you can read some of his work here, although you'll be seeing his [...]

Obafemi Martins says he loves Newcastle United … again.

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It appears he doesn't even mind the winter. Once again, Obafemi Martins has endeared himself to the Toon faithful by pledging his long-term allegiance to the club for what feels like the fifth time this season. Coming in the wake of Michael Owen's most recent setback, is this the week Fat Sam finally realizes who [...]

Newcastle after Arshavin, Ben-Haim and Alan Hutton?

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The Evening Chronicle has recycled news reports today linking us to Zenit St. Petersburg's Andrei Arshavin and Chelsea's Tal Ben-Haim. We had scouts in attendance at Israel's dramatic win over Russia at the Ramat Gan Stadium this weekend, with both players impressing indeed. Although currently stacked in the striking department, I think most of us [.

The Michael Owen Story

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The Newcastle United blog hasn't been updated over the weekend, and we apologise for that - I know how much you guys love your daily fix of news (and the accompanying banter), so I promise that things will get back on track this week (at least by the end of it). I'll make a full announcement [...]

Smith - England Wishing and Hoping

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Alan Smith, Newcastle's experienced utility player, says that he and his England team-mates are ready to seize on any slip-up by Russia against Israel in Tel Aviv on Saturday. A win for Russia could potentially mean that England's hopes of reaching the European finals next summer could be over. Alan Smith - should make the bench for [...]

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Women

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Who's this beautiful actress - born in Treboeth, Swansea, Wales - one of my favorites Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - today all from our very own Bobby Robson "If we start counting our chickens before they hatch, they won't lay any eggs in the basket." "I [...]

Newcastle Go After Liverpool’s Crouch

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Liverpool have decided to sell Peter Crouch to the highest bidder in January, and that will start a scramble for the hugely under-rated Liverpool striker. While we have no idea whether Big Sam rates Crouch, he causes so much trouble with high balls in the opposition penalty area, that we think he could be a good [...]

Bobby Robson to Finally Retire

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Former Newcastle United manager Sir Bobby Robson could shortly announce his retirement from football, after almost 60 years in the game. The 74-year-old Englishman will step down from his position as football consultant with Ireland after Saturday's final European 2008 qualifier against Wales in Cardiff. Bobby signed for Fulham Football club in 1950 so he's been in [.

Owen Supports McClaren – FA Responsible for Debacle

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Newcastle Michael Owen has given his support to England manager Steve McClaren ahead of the friendly international against Austria on Friday. Not surprisingly, the head coach is coming under pressure as his side face elimination from the European 2008 finals. This will be the first time England has missed out on reaching a major championship final, [.

Newcastle After 21 Year Old Bulgarian Striker

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There is news today from Sky Sports that Newcastle United are monitoring Levski Sofia's 21 year-old Bulgarian striker Valeri Domovchiyski. Valeri is rated as one of the best young prospects to emerge from Bulgaria in recent years and he made his professional debut when he was just 17 for his hometown club Marista Plovdiv. Valeri Domovchiyski - [..

Newcastle Try Loan Deal for Ben Haim

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Newcastle United scouts will be out in force on Saturday to watch the Israel Russia European qualifying game, on which England's future participation in the tournament depends. At least two of the players we will be watching in Tel Aviv are Russian captain Andrei Arshavin and Israel centre-back Tal Ben-Haim, although other players in the game [...]

Taylor - We Need to Sort Things Out

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Steven Taylor, Newcastle's England Under-21 captain has talked to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today and admits there is still a lot of work to do at the back. Steven has recently regained his place in the side having been dropped unceremoniously by Big Sam following his performance in the 3-1 away defeat at Manchester City in [...]

Barton - Newcastle Players Soul Searching

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Joey Barton has made an injury ravaged start to his Newcastle career and has so far played only 3 competitive games for the club. He is yet to hit his best form. Joey started excellently for the club in pre-season before breaking his foot in the second pre-season friendly game at Carlisle on July 21st. The broken [...]

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Women

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Who's this beautiful actress - an Academy Award winner born in Baytown, Texas Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - which we all need at times "When he was dribbling, he used to go through a minefield with his arm, a bit like you go [...]

Mort Has Big Plans for Newcastle

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Another great interview today that Chris Mort has given to the Newcastle Journal where he talks about the Newcastle United club and what he plans to do with the club in the medium term. It looks like Chris is really enjoying the challenge, which is Newcastle United, and seems to be quickly learning about the passionate [...]

Norwich Sign Newcastle’s Pattison on Loan

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Norwich City have just signed Newcastle United midfielder Matthew Pattison, on loan until the end of the year - about 6 weeks. The South African born 21-year-old has been with Newcastle since joining the Newcastle academy in 2003 at the age of 17. The loan deal will end on January 1, with Pattison's current contract at Newcastle [...]

Given Likely to Face Wales

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Newcastle United goalkeeper Shay Given has been struggling with a groin injury of late, but the Irishman is still optimistic of being fit for Ireland's qualifier with Wales. The newcastle goalkeeper linked up today with his international team-mates. Shay is now expected to be fit for Saturday's final European 2008 qualifier in Wales, and it [...]

Newcastle Continued Interest in Russian

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The name of Russia's versatile captain Andrei Arshavin has surfaced at Newcastle again and Newcastle scouts will be at the important Israel Russia European qualifying game on Saturday in Tel Aviv to run the rule over Arshavin. We covered Newcastle's interest in the Russian captain last week, and think he would be a good [...]

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Women

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Who's this beautiful actress - her father's a doctor who researches human fertility and reproduction. Well that's a giveaway Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - which we all need at times "You've beaten them once. Now go out and bloody beat them [...]

Roy Keane Talks a Lot of Sense

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Since Sunderland manager Roy Keane took over the Sunderland manager job a year ago, not only has he only performed very well for the Wearsiders, but he talks an awful lot of common sense. That sometimes is in short supply in the hysteria that surrounds the world's best and most popular game today. Some of the interviews [...]

Stephen Carr Retires From Ireland

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Newcastle right-back Stephen Carr, who is returning from injury, has just announced for the second time, his retirement from international football with Ireland. The 31-year-old Dublin born player has represented his country a total of 44 times (no goals) since making his debut against Sweden in 1999. Stephen has played over 70 times for Newcastle, and played [.

LMA’s Barnwell Defends Big Sam

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League Managers' Association chief executive John Barnwell has come to the rescue of embattled Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce. John says that suggestions that Sam is already under pressure are insane since Big Sam has been in charge at Newcastle for just 12 league games and Newcastle have 18 points. That's not a great total but not [...]

Emre Takes Heat From Turkish Press

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Turkey has not performed too well over the last 3 games in the European Championship qualifiers, and Newcastle midfielder Emre has been feeling the pressure from the Turkish Press, because of that. They recently lost 1-0 at home to arch rivals Greece, and with only 2 games remaining they are 7 points behind Greece and 2 [...]

12 Newcastle Players on International Duty

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It's the international break again, and Newcastle United have 12 players away on international duty this week. Let's hope they all return fit and ready for the Liverpool game late next week. That game kicks off at 12:45 on Saturday, 24th November, so both teams will have very little time to prepare for the game. Steven Taylor and [...]

Edmilson First Newcastle Signing in January

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We expect one of the new arrivals in January to Newcastle to be Edmilson, the Brazilian International, who has said for many months now that when his contract expires in June he will not be signing a new contract at Barcelona. The Brazilian international center-back or defensive midfielder moved to Barcelona in 2004, and helped the [...]

Faye Out 3 Weeks - Carr and Given Back

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Abdoulaye Faye played a great game for Newcastle in the derby on Saturday but limped out of the game, at the Stadium of Light, with a hamstring injury. It has taken a couple of days for the injury to settle down, and the estimate now is that he could be out up to three weeks. Abdoulaye Faye [...]

Viduka - Vital Player for Newcastle this Season

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It looks like our Australian striker Mark Viduka is ready to put his fitness problems behind him, and rediscover the scoring touch which saw him score three good goals in his first five starts for Newcastle. Mark Viduka has been injury prone most of his career, and the striker has been restricted to just seven games [...]

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Women

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Who's this beautiful Canadian actress - born in Widness, England - a Lancashire Lass Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - today they're from Ron Atkinson - some classics "Tony Adams - he's the rock the team has grown from." "I never comment on referees [...]

Sam Appoints Adam Sadler Reserve Team Manager

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Newcastle United announced today on their web-site that they have appointed Adam Sadler as their new reserve-team manager. The young 28-year-old will replace fellow Geordie Lee Clark, who joined Glenn Roeder as assistant manager at Norwich City recently. Newcastle have said that Adam will work closely with Terry McDermott at Newcastle's training ground.

Allardyce Let Down By Barton

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Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton has finally talked about the incident with Sunderland's Dickson Etuhu and insists there was no malice in his challenge during Newcastle's derby draw with Sunderland. Try telling that to the millions of TV viewers who saw the incident. Joey has to realize that because of his past actions, there is zero tolerance for [.

Ashley Becoming Loved by Newcastle Fans

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We were told he was a recluse who didn't like any publicity and that he shunned the limelight. Apparently when Mike Ashley bought Newcastle United in June of last year he had had only one photograph that the press could use for him when the take that Mike wants to see. Because of some rules at [...]

Newcastle Start No Better Than Last Two Seasons

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Big Sam keeps saying that we are 9 points better off than at the same time last season, but as you'll see - this is hardly an apples to apples comparison Sam is making. While it's true that we did have only 9 points from our first 12 league games, they were hardly against the same [...]

Sam - We Need Every Point We Can Get

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Sam Allardyce has challenged his Newcastle players go on an unbeaten run, with the hard earned 1-1 draw against Sunderland on Saturday, the first game of an unbeaten run. Before Saturday, Newcastle had lost two successive games and had played very poorly against both Reading away, and then against Pompey at home, in their first home [...]

Joey Barton Needs to Be So Careful

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It was reported today that the Football Association will take no further action on the Joey Barton clash with Sunderland's Dickson Etuhu just before half time, in Saturday's 1-1 draw at the Stadium of Light. Barton clashed with Etuhu with his studs high, and the pair clashed afterwards, but the incident was not seen by referee [...]

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Women

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Who's this beautiful English model - filled out a little now - and born in Croyden, Surrey, England Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - which we all need at times "Brazil - they're so good it's like [...]

Shola Can Move - But Not On Loan

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Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi has been linked with a move to Championship side Norwich City, where his former manager Glenn Roeder, was recently appointed manager and quickly made Lee Clark his assistant manager. But Sam Allardyce has already told Lee there is no chance of Shola going out on loan to the East Anglican [...]

Smith - We Put our Bodies on the Line

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A great interview with Alan Smith conducted by the Evening Chronicle today. Alan, of course, is a utility player at Newcastle, and it must be difficult for him to keep playing so many different positions for the team. But he never seems to complain about things, as long as he's playing. After starting the last [...]

Final Reflections on the Newcastle Sunderland Game

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Newcastle United dodged a big bullet on Saturday when they survived the Tyne-Wear derby by getting a fluke equalizing goal after 65 minutes, against local rivals Sunderland, who were simply the better side on the day - and that's the bitter truth for Geordie fans. James Milner's goal was probably the most important goal for Sam [...]

Babayaro and Carr Still Out Injured

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Taking a look at the injury situation which we do periodically, we notice we still have Carr and Babayaro out injured. It turns out that Babayaro has now injured his back and hasn't played for the Newcastle first team since early March, having nursed a strained hamstring for about 6 months. Stephen Carr has been out injured [...]

Sam - Newcastle Players Were Very Nervous

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Sam was disappointed with Newcastle first half performance on Saturday, when he had been hoping the Newcastle side would be more attacking than they were. But after form the first half performance Sam was happy with the result and with a little bit of luck Sam thinks Newcastle may even have nicked it in the last [...]

Sam Seems Nervous About Upcoming Fixtures

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Sam Allardyce is starting to face up to the reality that Newcastle will shortly start to play some of the good teams in the Premier league. Up to this point we have done only reasonably well, but as people keep pointing out we've played none of the top 4 teams yet, and we probably should have [...]

Milner - Owen Responsible for Goal

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Newcastle United had just 4 points from their first 5 away games this season before the derby game on Saturday, so some will see the draw at Sunderland as a good result, even though Newcastle were second best on the day. A defeat would have been a catastrophic result for Newcastle on the back of the [...]

Sam - Outstanding Forster Challenging Given and Harper

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Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce has today given his full support to one of our up and coming goalkeepers, 19 year-old Hexham born Fraser Forster. Fraser has been on the bench these last two games since Shay Given has been out with his groin injury. Big Sam thinks there are 3 goalkeepers fighting for first-team football at [...]

Sam - My Glass is Half Full

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Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce insisted last night that the point gained against Sunderland yesterday was a very good point. Seems like the Newcastle boss is already fed up with all the negativity that surrounds the Newcastle club right now. But Sam will have to get used to the fact that at Newcastle things are either great or [...]

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Women

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Who's this beautiful English actress - one for the ages - born in Hampstead, London, England Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - today all from the very great Bill Shankly "It's to remind our lads who they're [...]

Newcastle Still on Right Course for Success

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Sam Allardyce has been in charge of Newcastle United football for 14 games now. That number includes two Carling Cup games in addition to two Carling Cup games. Our record is won 6, drawn 3 and lost 5. In the league we've now played 12, won 5, drawn 3 and lost 4 for a points [...]

Keane Gives Joey Barton a Break

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The Football Association have said they will wait for referee Atkinson's report of the game, before deciding whether to take any action against Joey Barton, for an incident that occurred during yesterday's Tyne-Wear derby. Apparently the Newcastle United combative midfielder caught Dickson Etuhu with his studs just before half time in yesterday's game with Sunderland.

Newcastle Dodge a Bullet in Derby Game

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Newcastle dodged a bullet yesterday and came out of the Tyne-Wear derby game with a creditable 1-1 draw. But Sunderland had to score before Newcastle woke up and raised their game, and that was the disappointment with Newcastle's performance yesterday. But after the last two defeats, yesterday's game had some good points for Newcastle and to get [..

Sam - We Made it Too Easy for Sunderland

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Newcastle United manager Sam Allardyce left the Stadium of Light yesterday a relieved man, obviously pleased his team had managed to avoid defeat against rivals Sunderland, after they had been outplayed for large portions of yesterday's game. A defeat yesterday for Newcastle would have been catastrophic because the gossip papers, starting today, would have had a [.

FT: Sunderland 1 Newcastle 1 - Magpies survive

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The Tyne Wear derby finished all square at one goal each after a pulsating second half in which both teams gave all they had. The first half had been shaded by Sunderland and they had the better chances in the game. Higginbottom drew first blood with a good header after 52 minutes but [...]

Chris Mort All Ready for January

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Newcastle will lose a number of their players such as Oba Martins, Habib Beye, Abdoulaye Faye and Geremi when the African Cup of Nations begins in January. The tournament lasts three weeks, from January 20 until February 10, but players have to report to their respective countries a ridiculous two weeks before the tournament [...]

Sam Happy with Away Point

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Newcastle's manager Sam Allardyce seemed quite happy that his side claimed a point after a 1-1 draw at the Stadium of Light with Sunderland this afternoon. Given Newcastle's poor form of late, especially away from home, it's not too surprising that Sam would be satisfied with a draw, since it does end a run of two [...]

Sam - More Silly Mistakes At The Back

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Newcastle in the end came out with a point in today's derby at the Stadium of Light against North East rivals Sunderland, and given the previous two defeats it was a reasonable result for Newcastle. The main thing is that Newcastle weren't beaten and came back quite well after going a goal down. That's the good news [...]

Sunderland vs Newcastle Teams: Emre Starts

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Sam Allardyce has recalled Turkish star Emre, Aussie striker Mark Viduka and Czech defender David Rozehnal for the derby clash at the Stadium of Light today. Nicky Butt (suspended), Jose Enrique and Claudio Cacapa are the players who make way, and it looks like Charles N'Zogbia will operate at left-back in place of Enrique. Alan Smith drops [...]

HT: Sunderland 0 Newcastle 0: Faye Stars

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Abdoulate Faye - been a rock at the heart of Newcastle defense In a very keenly fought first half the scores were level at 0-0 at half time in the Tyne-Wear derby. Sunderland had the better chances in the first half and Steve Harper has made two wonderful saves to keep Newcastle in the game. Newcastle [...]

Mort Gets Into The Derby Spirit

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Chris Mort, the Newcastle Chairman, has got right into the spirit of the game today with Sunderland. Chris, who is usually very diplomatic in his communications, has said 8-0 would be good if Newcastle can do that. While that's unlikely Chris has certainly said some common sense things in his short time at [...]

Faye’s Sleepless Nights Over Pompey NightMare

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It turns out Abdoulaye Faye was like lots of Newcastle fans after last week's horror show against Portsmouth. Faye describes today's meeting with Sunderland as the biggest club game of his career. One reason is just because of the rivalry between the two clubs, but he also wants to recover from the terrible game against Portsmouth, over [...]

Sam - My Biggest Game as Newcastle Manager

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Sam talked today before his biggest game yet as Newcastle United manager and he admits he's had a few sleepless nights this week, thinking about the game. He denies his lack of sleep this week has anything to do with last week's debacle against Pompey, but it cannot have helped too much either. Let's take a look [...]

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Women

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Who's this beautiful actress - born in Benoni, South Africa Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - today all from Kevin Keagan "The rules of soccer are very simple, basically it's this: if it moves, kick it. If it doesn't move, [...]

Sunderland vs Newcastle Match Preview

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Since the last time Newcastle met Sunderland at Sunderland in April of 2005, lots and lots has happened to both North East sides and their management. Both teams since that time have new owners, new chairmen and new managers - and they both needed it. Sunderland have been relegated from the Premiership and then were promoted again [...]

Rozehnal - Loves Newcastle Club and City

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Last Saturday, Match of the Day viewers in the UK were reminded that Newcastle United have spent more than £30M on centre backs in less than 10 years – and some of them – like Boumsong and Marcelino, who together cost around £15M have been useless, and that's a word we use with great care. David [...]

Keane - Sam Earned Right to Manage Newcastle

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Sunderland manager Roy Keane has given an honest and rather positive assessment of Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce. This interview was conducted by the Daily Mail and in their report they say Keane's view of the game could be seen as an inadvertent insult to his opposite number. We publish the total interview and we must be missing [...]

Owen, Smith In England Squad - Beckham Back

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Both Michael Owen and Alan Smith are again included in the England squad for the upcoming friendly with Austria followed by the final European 2008 qualifying game against unbeaten group E leaders Croatia. If Russia win in Israel and Croatia avoid defeat in Macedonia on 17th November, England cannot qualify even if they beat Croatia four [...]

Owen Looks Forward to Big Derby Game

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Michael Owen has talked today to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle about tomorrow's derby game at Sunderland, which seems to be jamming up the airwaves before tomorrow's keenly anticipated kick off at 12-45 pm local time. One way Michael can get very quickly into the Newcastle fans' good books, is by scoring a goal or two in [...]

What’s Chris Mort Thinking?

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We put up this photo this morning, in our story about Newcastle owner, Mike Ashley, joining the Newcastle fans in the away section at the Stadium of Light tomorrow afternoon. Until you look closely, you don't see Chris Mort in the background to the right. But as fans have pointed out with Chris, he [...]

Quinn - The Derbies are Magical

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Niall Quinn, the impressive Sunderland chairman, has talked about all the passion and pain that every Newcastle Sunderland derby always brings, but he still hopes the fans find time to enjoy the occasion. And Niall's dream is that in seasons to come, the North East fixture will establish itself as one of the biggest events [...]

Mike Ashley To Join Newcastle Fans

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Well we did have an article earlier in the week asking why it was so bad that Mike Ashley wear his Newcastle shirt in the Director's box at Sunderland on Saturday. But it turns out that Mike has solved the problem himself, in a really creative way. Mike says he so wants to wear the Newcastle strip [...]

Shearer - Derbies Only Great If You Win

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Alan Shearer says he cannot wait for Saturday's Tyne-Wear derby, but admits that they're only great games if you win them (he's right there). The Newcastle living legend scored his last goal in black and white colors at the Stadium of Light in the 4-1 thumping of Sunderland back in April, 2005 - from a penalty. But, [...]

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Women

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Who's this beautiful and little known model - born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - today all from Kevin Keagan "You can't do better than go away from home and get a draw" "One of his strengths is not [...]

Allardyce - Criticism More Volatile Than Expected

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Sam Allardcye has given a long interview today to the the Newcastle Journal and admits up front that the criticism he has received by some Newcastle fans has surprised him. But Sam is also an experienced manager and knows that on the field results will what he will be measured by, in spite of all the [...]

Sam Still Not Sure on Viduka

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Sam Allardyce will make a late decision on whether to play Mark Viduka in tomorrow's derby clash with Sunderland. That's bad news on the surface for Newcastle fans, because we thought Mark would be fit enough and be put straight into the fray against old enemy Sunderland. Mark Viduka - can be a massive player for Newcastle [...]

Taylor, Milner and Leadbitter in U-21 Squad

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Steven Taylor and James Milner have again been included in the England Under-21s squad for this month's Euro qualifiers against Bulgaria and Portugal. The young Lions have made a 100% start to their qualifying campaign and sit at the top of their Group 3 with 12 points from 4 games. They are still to concede a goal [...]

Harper - Feast or Famine at Newcastle

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Steven Taylor and Steve Harper have been getting the word across to our new foreign players just how important the Sunderland game is to Newcastle supporters. We're sure the two Steves, both locals to the area, have been getting their communications over to the likes of Beye and Enrique, about the passions involved in the local [...]

Riquelme Too Risky for Newcastle

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It looks as though Juan Roman Riquelme's less than glorious days at Villarreal, in the Spanish league, will finally come to an end in the January transfer window. Both Manchester City and Newcastle are said to be interested in signing the talented, but temperamental, Argentinen international. But we wonder if he would be a good signing for [...]

Given or Harper? No, It’s About Newcastle

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Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce has told Steve Harper his close friend Shay Given will have to fight for his place back once he is fit, after suffering yet another groin injury that is related to the terrible bowel injury he sustained over a year ago at West Ham United. The 32-year-old goalkeeper was devastated to miss [...]

Sam Concerned for Saturday

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Sam Allardyce is very well aware the game against Sunderland is a big one, and certainly a third defeat on the trot would be little short of catastrophic for Newcastle. But Big Sam is also concerned that some of his team don't freeze in the passion and emotion of it all, but that they come out [...]

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Women

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Who's this beautiful and topical young singer - born in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - which we all need at times "I've told the players we need to win so I can have the cash to buy some new [...]

Ameobi To Leave Newcastle in January

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We think Shola Ameobi is almost odds on to leave Newcastle United in the January transfer window with quite a number of clubs seemingly interested to take the Newcastle striker. Bolton Wanderers are just one of a number of Premier League and Championship clubs prepared to bid for the Newcastle striker, whose time seems almost up [...]

Allardyce Looks to Electric Atmosphere and Win

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Sam Allardyce has never been involved in a game between Newcastle and Sunderland before, and the same can be said for Sunderland manager Roy Keane. But Sam admits he just cannot wait to sample the electric atmosphere of the occasion on Saturday. Big Sam is right when he says the best way to put the [...]

Sam Takes Responsibility For Pompey Debacle

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Sam Allardyce is taking responsibility this morning for the Newcastle debacle against Portsmouth last Saturday, and certainly Big Sam seemed shocked by the terrible performance. Big Sam hopes it will never happen again at St. James' Park. Well, we agree with Sam on that one. Sam Allardyce - takes responsibility, along with the players, for the [..

Newcastle Pursue Russian Captain

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Things are starting to heat up, in terms of who Newcastle may bring into the club in January. There is a good likelihood we'll bring in quite a number of youngsters, who look to have their best years ahead of them. A more seasoned player we are linked with today is Andrei Arshavin, the captain of [...]

Cacapa Not Fully Fit Last Saturday

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It turns out that Claudio Cacapa is the only injury doubt before Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce names his squad for the important Sunderland derby on Saturday. The former Lyon defender was of course hauled off after just 18 minutes against Portsmouth. However, the Newcastle boss revealed today that Cacapa was carrying a knock on Saturday, to [...]

Mort Steadies the Newcastle Ship

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Newcastle Chairman Chris Mort told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle this afternoon, that everybody at Newcastle United is geared towards emerging victorious from Saturday's derby game at Sunderland, including owner Mike Ashley, who plans to wear his Newcastle shirt at the Stadium of Light. Chris Mort seems a steadying influence on the Newcastle ship and has assured [.

Newcastle After Young American Striker

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An assistant coach from Newcastle United attended the New York Red Bulls' 1-0 playoff loss to the New England Revolution in Foxborough, Massachusetts on Saturday night. It turns out that Newcastle United have been scouting young Red Bull's striker Jozy Altidore, according to sources. Altidore turned 18 years old yesterday (November 6th), which means he would be [.

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Women

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Who's this beautiful actress and singer - who has an Italian-Austrian mother, born in the Philippines Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - which we all need at times "Players lose you games, not tactics. There's so much crap talked about tactics [...]

Everton’s Late Equalizer against Newcastle Reserves

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Lucas Jutkiewicz scored for Everton Reserves in injury time and secured a home point for Everton reserves against Newcastle United Reserves last night. Everton looked to have missed out on all their chances as time was running out. Andy Holden's side had put up with everything the visiting Geordies threw at them and even had the [...]

Mark Viduka Back for Sunderland

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Mark Viduka is all set to return to the Newcastle squad following his calf muscle injury, and that's good news for Newcastle manager, Sam Allardyce. Sam needs some good news this week, after all the doom and gloom following two successive defeats for the Tyneside club. The 32-year-old Australian has been out of action since the [...]

Butt - Keane Will Have Sunderland Ready

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Nicky Butt is still waiting to make his Newcastle-Sunderland derby debut – and he's been at Newcastle almost 4 years now, and the 32-year-old's frustration is magnified because his former team mate and captain at Manchester United, Roy Keane, is now of course manager of rivals Sunderland. Since joining Newcastle in the summer of 2004, circumstances [.

Mort Puts Some Sense Into Newcastle’s Situation

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Some really good words this morning from Newcastle United Chairman Chris Mort, to calm things down a bit at the Tyneside club, and put some common sense into the events of the last two weeks. We've been very impressed with Chris, by the way he has brought professionalism to the club, on Mike Ashley's behalf. Newcastle United [...]

Carroll Gets First Goal for Preston

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Andy Carroll got his first goal for Preston North End last night when Preston drew at home to Leicester 1-1. Andy, back in the side again after not even being on the bench in Preston's 1-0 defeat at Barnsley on Saturday, scored after 14 minutes, with a nice header into the top corner following a free-kick. Andrew [...]

Ashley Cannot Wear His Newcastle Shirt - Why Not?

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Newcastle's new owner Mike Ashley has worn a Newcastle shirt to every Newcastle game he has attended since buying the club for £135M in the summer. But Niall Quinn, the Sunderland chairman, thinks Mike's public display of loyalty will be a problem at the Stadium of Light on Saturday, when passions will be running high. [...]

Shearer Wants Newcastle Derby Win

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Alan Shearer is looking forward to the Newcastle Sunderland derby on Saturday at the Stadium of Light, but he will not be attending the game. Alan will be doing his job in the BBC studios in his role as Match of the Day commentator. But he'll be watching the game on the live feed they [...]

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Women

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Who's this beautiful actress - my favorite - who grew up in poverty in Kentucky Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - which we all need at times "'If you can't stand the heat in the dressing room, get out of the [...]

Newcastle Hold Inquest on Saturday’s Game

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Sam Allardyce had the whole Newcastle team in yesterday, at their Darsley training base, so the team could go over the mistakes that were made in the devastating loss to Portsmouth on Saturday. They watched a video of the game. Big Sam has a deserved reputation as one of the Premier League's most meticulous managers [...]

Newcastle and Sunderland Need Win on Saturday

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After last night's disappointing 1-0 loss at Manchester City left Sunderland just one point clear of the relegation zone, Sunderland's players were locked in the dressing room with boss Roy Keane for more than 30 minutes following the game. Sunderland fell to Stephen Ireland's excellent second-half goal, but over the whole game were rather unlucky to [.

Sam Allardyce is Going Nowhere

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The Newcastle United chairman, Chris Mort, yesterday described rumors emanating from the daily gossip papers that Blackburn Rovers' Mark Hughes is being lined up to replace Sam Allardyce at Newcastle as ludicrous. Sam is under attack, because Newcastle have lost their last two games, and have played really poorly in both those games. Newcastle Chairman Chris Mort [.

Newcastle Let Their Fans Down

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Sam Allardyce seemed quite annoyed today, when he spoke about the game on Saturday. But Newcastle dished up their worst display of the season in front of 52,000 fanatical home fans and were down 3-0 after just 11 minutes. One great goal and two gifts were how Portsmouth found themselves so far ahead after so little playing [...]

Harper - Saturday’s Performance A One Off

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Steve Harper, who will be in the Newcastle goal during November, as Shay Given recovers from yet another groin injury, hopes Saturday's woeful display at home is just a one off. We're sure lots of fans hope that too, because the display on Saturday was just not good enough – full stop. Steve Harper - Saturday's performance [...]

Big Sam Backing Defender Cacapa

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This morning Sam Allardyce is backing a man he was singing the praises of only a short few weeks ago. Claudio Cacapa, of all people, the experienced Brazilian who captained Lyon to 5 consecutive French titles, made two bad mistakes against Portsmouth on Saturday, when he allowed himself to be brushed off the ball twice in [...]

Redknapp - Give Big Sam Time at Newcastle

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Any reports about Sam Allardyce leaving Newcastle because Mike Ashley is unhappy with the club's form, are nothing short of pure fantasy. Yet they appeared in the Sunday gossip press yesterday. Sam has lost two games in a row and we suppose these days, that signals reports of being sacked in the gossip papers, which [...]

Grant To Sell Ben Haim to Newcastle in January

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Chelsea boss Avram Grant is reported to be ready to sell defender Tal Ben Haim in January. Chelsea of course picked up Tal Ben Haim on a free transfer from Bolton in the summer, when Sam Allardyce was trying his hardest to get the player he signed from Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2004, to join him [...]

Butt - It Was a Disastrous Day

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Nicky Butt was so disappointed at Newcastle's debacle against Portsmouth on Saturday. But Nicky thinks it could be good for Newcastle that the next game is the derby against Sunderland on Saturday at the Stadium of Light. Nicky rightly points out that current form usually goes out of the window in a local derby. That has [...]

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Women

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Who's this beautiful actress - one for the ages - born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - which we all need at times "I'm going to make a prediction - it could go either way." - Ron [...]

Milner Needs More Goals to his Game

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Newcastle's James Milner, our 21-year-old winger, holds the record for the most number of Under-21 caps – currently standing at 32. That number is also likely to increase since James, like captain Steven Taylor, are eligible to play for England Under-21s until the final of the current European Under-21 tournament, which end in the summer of [...]

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Women

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Who's this beautiful actress - born in Gaffney, South Carolina Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - which we all need at times "Nicholas Anelka left Arsenal for £23M and they built a training ground on him." - [...]

Mediocrity Not an Option at Newcastle

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Sam Allardyce must be wincing today at the schoolboy errors his defense made in the first 11 minutes yesterday against Portsmouth to go 3-0 down. Add to this that Newcastle were unbeaten at home and you get some measure of the catastrophe that happened yesterday. With new owner Mike Ashley in attendance as usual, he was not [...]

Portsmouth Demolish Newcastle

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It must have been a wonderful win for Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp yesterday, although he did look like he was having a heart attack when Rozehnal clearly handled in the penalty box in the first half and the referee didn't see it. At that time Portsmouth were 3-1 up, but you wouldn't have thought it, the [...]

Given Out For 3 Weeks

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Newcastle goalkeeper Shay Given was a surprise late withdrawal yesterday with a groin injury. Shay faces up a few weeks on the sidelines with this new groin injury. Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce expects the Ireland international goalkeeper to be missing for up to three weeks. If that's true at least Shay will only miss a couple [...]

Final Reflections on the Newcastle Portsmoth Game

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Newcastle gave another terrible display of defensive play yesterday with center-back Cacapa, of all people, the chief culprit with two bad mistakes that led to goals. There's not much Sam and his staff can do this week but go back to basics with the defense. The back four to start next week against Sunderland will probably [...]

Allardcye - I’m Completely Gutted

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Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce spoke today after his side had been completely outplayed and out fought by a very good Portsmouth side at St. James' Park today. Sam seems to have taken full responsibility for the defeat since he says any side he puts out is an extension of himself. And Sam seems to agree that Newcastle's [...]

FT: Newcastle 1 Portsmouth 4 - Newcastle Smashed

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The wheels really came off for Newcastle United at St. James' Park today when they were outplayed and outclassed by a good looking Portsmouth team and on the wrong side of a 4-1 hiding. This was Newcastle's first home defeat of the season and Portsmouth's first win on Tyneside for 58 years. Yes, it's a really [...]

HT: Newcastle 1 Portsmouth 3 - Magpies Blitzed

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Newcastle were 3-0 down after 10 minutes with the central defense, especially Brazilian Claudio Cacapa, not seeming to have turned up for the game. The defense was just hopeless, certainly not good enough for this level, and were torn apart by a rampant Portsmouth attack in the first 10 minutes. After just 8 minutes following a corner, [...]

Newcastle vs Portsmouth: Taylor, Harper Back

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Shay Given is ruled out again with his persistent groin injury so Steve Harper comes back for his seventh start of the season. Big Sam has also recalled to Steven Taylor to the line-up, with Alan Smith, Charles N'Zogbia and James Milner also in the starting eleven. At least we'll have some width today. There is no [...]

Owen Feels For Newcastle Fans

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Michael Owen has talked to the Evening Chronicle about today's game against Portsmouth, who of course are 2 points ahead of Newcastle in the premier league. They are a good side and have already won their last 4 away games – so it seems time for them to taste defeat on the road – that's the [...]

Sam Allardcye - Great Communicator and Pragmatist

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Sam Allardyce is an excellent communicator, it's easy to see that in the way he talks about games and his players every week. One thing Sam points out today, in a very interesting interview with the Newcastle Journal today, is that you have to be truthful about things. The way things are these days people tend to [...]

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Women

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Who's this beautiful American actress - born in Menlo Park, California Just wanted to ensure we woke you up for the game today Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - which we all need at times "Oh, he had an [...]

Newcastle Injury List Looking Better

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Right now Newcastle's in jury list is well contained with only 4 players currently out injured. The last two seasons of course saw Newcastle have to deal with a massive injury list, which arguably caused the sacking of our last two managers. West Ham top the PhysioRoom.Com Injury League Table with a massive 12 injuries. Those out [...]

Sam Expects All Three Points Today

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It's looking more and more like Big Sam will not make too many changes to the team for today's important game against Portsmouth at St. James' Park. Sam is worried about the team's away form but has been happy with the club's home form having won 4 of our 5 league games at St. James' and [...]

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 [...]

Strange Words From Sam

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Big Sam made some surprising statements when he talked to the Evening Chronicle today about what side he will field tomorrow against high flying Portsmouth. The game tomorrow is at home and he has been quite pleased with the team in general at St. James' Park this season. Newcastle have defended reasonably well – and certainly have [...]

Sam Sings The Praises Of Harry

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Sam Allardyce has been singing the praises of Harry Redknapp, one of the real characters of English Football. A good player in his time at West Ham, Harry has been very successful in managing West Ham and then Portsmouth for two spells. Now in his second spell at Pompey, he has them up there challenging for [...]

Lee Cark Leaves Newcastle for Norwich

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The Newcastle United club have just announced that Lee Clark has left Newcastle United to become assistant manager at Norwich City, and joins Glenn Roeder in his new venture. Norwich appointed former Newcastle boss Glenn Roeder in charge earlier in the week and Newcastle had already said they would stand in the way of this opportunity [...]

Redknapp - We Nearly Had Viduka at Portsmouth

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Harry Redknapp was very keen to sign Mark Viduka from Middlesbrough last summer, and Harry says he was so close to getting him, until Sam Allardyce took over the reigns at Newcastle. Harry had already met with Mark in London, and he was very hopeful of getting Viduka to the south coast. Harry rates Mark as [...]

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Women

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Who's this beautiful American actress - born in Santa Ana, California Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - which we all need at times "Lukic saved with his foot, which is all part of the goalkeeper's arm." - Barry Davies "Ian Rush is [...]

Advertise on the Newcastle United Blog

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The Newcastle United Blog was started in April of this year by a retired IBM executive, who is a life-long fan of Newcastle United, born and bred in Newcastle Upon Tyne - and who has been following the club for close to 60 years. On our site, the goal is to provide analysis and insight on [...]

Unchanged Newcastle Defense Tomorrow

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It looks like Abdoulaye Faye will keep his place at the back against Portsmouth on Saturday, since Big Sam thinks aerial dominance will be the key factor in tomorrow's game. Faye's big strength is his heading ability of course, so now he's recovered from the illness that forced him off against Reading, we expect to see [...]

Nicky Butt To Stay at Newcastle

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Newcastle United are in talks with Nicky Butt and his agents about extending Nicky's time at Newcastle. Nicky is just 32 years old and Big Sam is sure he can prolong Nicky's career with the tools and expertise Sam and his staff possess and have shown amply at Bolton that they can prolong players' careers. You only [...]

Barton Getting Back to his Best

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Joey Barton is now back playing for Newcastle United, which is good news for the many fans who believe Joey can make a big difference to the team. While it will take him a couple more games to get back to his best, apparently against Reading he was one of Newcastle's top 3 players in terms [...]

Newcastle vs Portsmouth: Match PreView

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Newcastle entertain Portsmouth tomorrow at St. James' Park and a win is what every Newcastle fan is looking for, after last week's awful capitulation at Reading. But Pompey have shown tremendous away form this season and have won their last 4 away games. On the other hand Newcastle have won their last 4 home [...]

Owen Deserves Break From Newcastle Fans

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Michael Owen had a wonderful event happen this week – the birth of his third child. His beautiful wife Louise gave birth on schedule earlier this week. On the work side of things however, Michael says he feels sorry for the Newcastle fans - who constantly have to read stories linking him with a move away [...]

Barton To Bring Goals To Newcastle

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We expect Joey Barton to make his first start at St. James' Park on Saturday against Portsmouth. While it's going to take a couple more games for Joey to get back to his best the Newcastle fans have already taken to Joey and big things are expected of him at Newcastle. When Sam first came he said [...]

Smith Expects Start on Saturday

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Alan Smith says he has taken his bench duty at Reading right on the chin. He lost his ever present tag after missing the Tottenham game through a suspension caused by accumulating 5 yellow cards this season. On Saturday he only started on the bench and Smith, who is extremely competitive, wants to reclaim his starting place [...]

Sam Expects Win on Saturday

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Big Sam seems confident Newcastle can bag all 3 points against Portsmouth on Saturday, by using their best weapon at St. James' Park – and that is by attacking the opposition. Sam knows that anything but a win will see Newcastle sink in the league and we're sure the big man would love to be in [...]

More To Come From Martins at Newcastle

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Oba Martins is a popular footballer on Tyneside. One reason for this is that he just loves both playing for Newcastle and also likes the city, and has moved his family over to live with him. He has also scored some great goals during the short time he's been on Tyneside and has amassed 21 goals so [...]

Viduka Very Doubtful for Saturday

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Bad news this morning for Newcastle fans, hoping for the return of Australian Mark Viduka, for the vital home game against high-flying Portsmouth on Saturday. Mark has still not returned to full training and Sam has already said he will not play him until he gets some training under his belt. The 32-year-old big man has missed [...]

Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Women

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Who's this beautiful woman - an academy award winner - born in Los Angeles, California Funny Football Quotes Here's some funny quotes that will help lighten up the day - which we all need at times "He was a player that hasn't had to use his legs even when he was nineteen [...]

Sam So Concerned About Newcastle Form

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Sam Allardyce talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning about his side, who are showing inconsistent form, and are playing like a different team away from St. James' Park. What we have to hope for is all 3 points against Portsmouth on Saturday, but that will probably be our biggest test at St. James' this season [...]

Packed House For Sunderland Game

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The Sunderland Newcastle derby game in 10 days time is already sold out. This is hardly surprising for such an eagerly anticipated game. And with Newcastle's away form not good right now, to say the least, Sunderland fans have to fancy their chances. It's the first full house at the Stadium of Light for over [...]