Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2007

Flying Irishman O’Brien Deserves New Contract at Newcastle

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Our Republic of Ireland international left winger Alan O'Brien's contract has run out at Newcastle - and he is yet to be offered a new contract by the club. Alan has just completed a frustrating season - mainly because he didn't get many games - and when clubs like Wolves wanted to take him on loan [...]

Why David Beckham Could Join Newcastle United

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David Beckham may arrive at Gallowgate for a three month winter loan from the LA Galaxy this January. When we first saw the story we dismissed it as just that - a story. But then when we looked more closely at it - we saw the possibility of Beckham arriving is probably greater than most [...]

Selfish Shepherd in Plans to Wreck Ashley Bid - If He Can

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News this morning that some secret big multi-millionaire friend of Freddy Shepherd is apparently willing to pay ₤1.25 a share for the Newcastle United club – or more importantly – for Shepherd's shares. While this may be true it remains to be seen who this big ally is. What are his plans for the club over [...]

Major Newcastle News Stories - 30th May 2007

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Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today - in no particular order of priority. Dreaded news this morning that some secret friend of Freddy Shepherd is apparently willing to pay ₤1.25 a share for the Newcastle United club – or more importantly – for Shepherd's shares. We are running our [...]

Allardyce Speaks About Current Squad - Who Will Come and Go?

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Things are starting top take some shape with Allardyce about to bring in the first players in the new era with Sam Allardyce as manager. Sam has been talking again to the Evening Chronicle and we'll bing you that interview - plus who it looks like we'll be bringing in - and shipping out - if [...]

Major Newcastle News Stories - 29th May 2007 - New Midfield

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Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today - in no particular order of priority. There are a number of new stories in the press related to Newcastle this morning - most of them are good news for us. News that Sam Allardyce is on the verge of his first signing [...]

Freddy Shepherd - Your Time Is Up at Newcastle - Please Go

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The Newcastle United Board of Directors know no more about Mike Ashley's offer for Newcastle than they did when it was announced last week and though there is a board meeting this Wednesday it is being reported that Mike Ashley is not scheduled to meet yet with the board. This is not a good situation and [...]

Allardyce Ready to Make First Two Signings for Newcastle

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At last Sam Allardyce is close to making his first signing for Newcastle United. Even though still officially on holiday until next week - Sam has been working the phones on the transfer front – and it looks like his first signing for Newcastle is close. The news is that Sam will make Ghana's international midfielder Derek [...]

Why Does Obafemi Martins Keep Going Missing?

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Paul Gilder of the Journal is reporting Obafemi Martins has had another bust-up with the Nigerian FA after he failed to appear at the Nigerian training camp before the mandated time by the FA. This is the second time this year that Martins has not appeared for Nigeria when they were expecting him - and Martins [...]

Newcastle United’s New Era - By the Numbers

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Here are some significant numbers - important over the last amazing few weeks - that point boldly to a new era for Newcastle United and their fans. 133 amount in millions it will take from Mike Ashley to takeover Newcastle United and own the club 270 amount in millions Mike Ashley is willing to invest [...]

Sam Allardyce Must Now Think Big - Very Big

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With the news yesterday that Mike Ashley will invest a massive ₤270M in Newcastle - over the next 5 years - to have them challenge for the Premiership title and the European Champions League - Sam Allardyce may have to change his thinking in the summer transfer window. What is already becoming apparent - and this [...]

Major Newcastle News Stories - 28th May 2007 - Heinze to Newcastle?

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Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today - in no particular order of priority. News that Gabriel Heinze may quit Manchester United for Real Madrid for ₤5M - now wouldn't the 29 year old be just great at Newcastle - go for him Sam! Gabriel Heinze A story in the Times that [...]

Ashley To Invest an Incredible ₤400M in Newcastle

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Neil Farrington of the Sunday Sun is reporting today that Mike Ashley has huge plans to make Newcastle United one of the top clubs in Europe - within a short five years - in what Newcastle fans have been waiting to hear since the Kevin Keegan days. It will cost Ashley about ₤133M to buy Newcastle [...]

Major Newcastle News Stories - 27th May 2007

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Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today - in no particular order of priority. An incredible story in the Sunday Sun on Mike Ashley's intention to pump ₤400M into the club over the next 5 years. Take a read of this - and we have run our own article on [...]

Newcastle’s New Away Strip - Blue/White Stripes

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We have to admit that we've never liked our away strip that looks like the Aston Villa strip. So - in the spirit of light-heartedness - this is not the new away strip but it's an away strip we think would look great. Since our colors are black and white - and light blue - why [...]

40 years Serving Tea at Newcastle - Thanks Kath!

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Newcastle United tea lady Kathleen Cassidy has received a Special Achievement Award for her 40 years of service at Newcastle The lovable and well liked 80-year-old was honored for her services at The Official Football Hospitality Awards held at St.James' Park last week and reported on Newcastle's official web site www.nufc.co.uk. We'd like to offer our [.

Bobby Moncur - Owen Should Pledge His Future to Newcastle

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One of my favorite Newcastle players of all time - Bobby Moncur - is interviewed periodically by the Evening Chronicle. One of the topics Bobby talked about yesterday was the Michael Owen situation (or should we call it saga) - and as usual Moncur talked a whole lot of sense. Bobby Moncur - with one of his [...]

Michael Owen’s Recent Behavior is Totally Bizarre

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Michael Owen's behavior - to Newcastle fans - since the news broke that he had an outclause in his contract - has been bizarre. He refuses to discuss the situation and has made no statement at all to fans, as to what his intentions are. The Newcastle club shouldn't allow this nonsense to go on [...]

Owen Comes Through England B Game Unscathed

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England B won their game last night 3-1 against Albania with Stuart Downing scoring two and Alan Smith scored the third. It's the first time Owen has played 90 minutes for England for some time - and is another step in his rehabilitation back to full fitness. Michael captained the side. Both Steven Taylor and Kieron Dyer [...]

Major Newcastle News Stories - 26th May 2007

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Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today - in no particular order of priority. News today that Michael Owen came through the game for England B against Albania unscathed as England won 3-1. Steven Taylor and Kieron Dyer were both introduced for the last quarter of the game. Wonder when Owen's going [...]

Newcastle Pursue Barcelona’s Eidur Gudjohnsen

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Newcastle United manager Sam Allardyce is reported to be tracking Icelandic striker Eidur Gudjohnsen, according to Lee Ryder in tonight's Evening Chronicle. Gudjohnsen is considered certain to depart Barcelona – who he joined only last summer (June 14th, 2006). Many thought that was not a good move for him - because it would be difficult for [..

Newcastle Chase Whiz Kid Dimitri Payet

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News broke today that Dimitri Payet , currently playing for FC Nantes Atlantique in Ligue 1, and one of the bright sparks of French football - is a Newcastle target. While we have no idea if there is any truth to this - he looks an exciting player who has come through the ranks at Nantes [...]

Allardyce After Baines - Sign Him

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We expect a whole new back-line to be brought in before the season starts and Baines is already known by Steven Taylor and James Milner (two of our best players last season) as all three are starters on the England under 21 team. Baines is only 22 and made his debut for Wigan Athletic in 2002. [...]

Newcastle Board Requesting Ashley Meeting is Precurser to Sale

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It is being reported by the BBC that the Newcastle United board have requested a meeting with prospective owner Mike Ashley – presumably for next Wednesday - to discuss his plans for the club. English Billionaire Ashley bought up Sir John Hall's 41.6 per cent stake in Newcastle for £55million and has since tabled a £133 [...]

Why Fowler Could be a Smart Deal for Allardyce

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News in the Sun is that Sam would like to sign Liverpool's Robbie Fowler - who is available on a free transfer since being released by Liverpool recently. Most fans will not think this a particularly good deal - but we think there could be more upside than downside if we can get Robbie. Robbie Fowler Here's [...]

Allardyce Wows Owen and Dyer at England Hotel

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Sam Allardyce held his first face-to-face discussions with two of his England stars - Michael Owen and Kieron Dyer yesterday – at England's team hotel on Wednesday night. Sam was able to explain his plans to completely restructure the Newcastle team, medical staff and back-room structure of Newcastle - and reports suggest both players were very [.

Newcastle Takeover by Ashley Inevitable

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There was good news for Newcastle fans yesterday as news leaked out that Mike Ashley had big things planned for Newcastle United - and wants to bring the glory days back to the club. News like this will only put more pressure on beleaguered Chairman Freddy Shepherd to sell his 29% ownership in Newcastle and it's [...]

Mike Ashley - Divorced with Three Kids

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We have been trying to get more information on our potential new owner Mike Ashley - but it's hard to come by. However, we have captured some interesting information related to both his business and private lives. Mike Ashley As we mentioned in a previous piece he has never been known to borrow to build [...]

Sir John Hall Assures Fans on Mike Ashley’s Intentions

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Sir John Hall has given an interview to BBC Radio 5 in which he talks about potential new Newcastle owner Mike Ashley - and sheds more light on Mike and what he may be able to achieve at Newcastle United. Sir John Hall Here's Sir John''s interview to BBC Radio 5: "We've had quite a few people come [...]

Major Newcastle News Stories - 25th May 2007

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Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today - in no particular order of priority. News that Allardyce may try to sign Robbie Fowler from Liverpool. We have run our own story on this one. Why Fowler Could be a Smart Deal for Allardyce Robbie Fowler Stories still doing the rounds on Leighton Baines [...]

Michael Owen Returns to Captain England B

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Michael Owen is in the starting lineup for England's B side against Albania at Burnley's Turf Moor ground on Friday. The Newcastle striker started the last three league games for Newcastle - but is still short of match practice after 10 months out of the game. Owen is keen to play in England's Euro [...]

Freddy Shepherd’s Time Is Up at Newcastle

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Freddy Shepherd has always said he would sell his 29.8% stake in Newcastle United only if the right bid came along and it was good for the club. He expanded by saying if a Geordie Abramovich came along he would sell - which was a reference to someone who was rich and able to pump big [...]

Major Newcastle News Stories - 24th May 2007

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Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today - in no particular order of priority. The biggest news to hit Newcastle United yesterday is of course the main news story. Mike Ashley's takeover attempt of the club. From initial reactions of our fans they seem extremely positive - and now the [...]

Ruthless Ashley Scraps with Shepherd for Control of Newcastle

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There is more news coming out this morning on the Ashley Takeover and its time-frame. We had speculated on Monday - because the shares of Newcastle United PLC had gone up 30% since March – there must be something going on – especially since the performance of the club during that time was not good. We [...]

Freddy’s a Greedy SOB

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Just when we were thinking this has been probably the best 2 weeks for Newcastle fans for at least 10 years - Freddy Shepherd's initial reaction to Mike Ashley's rather sensational buy-out of Sir John Hall's shares - is one of defiance. Shepherd has always said he would only sell if it was in the best [...]

Allardyce Surprised as Anyone by Ashley Takeover

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When the new broke yesterday that Mike Ashley, an English BillionaireTycoon had bought Sir John Hall's 41.6% in the club - the statement issued by Ashley indicated he too was excited about the new manager coming in (Sam Allardyce). Yet it turns out that Allardyce had not knowledge whatsoever of the pending takeover bid as it [...]

Will Shepherd Sell His Shares?

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The Newcastle Board of Directors issued a statement this afternoon - which indicated (not very surprisingly) they will be considering the takeover offer from Mike Ashley shortly. In these situations the Board has to be fairly prompt in either accepting the offer - of rejecting the offer - so we would expect an answer fairly [...]

Give Sibierski a Two Year Deal

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Newcastle utility player Antoine Sibierski has admitted he is disappointed at the prospect of leaving the club. Antoine has rejected the offer of a one-year contract at St James' Park - as he wanted a two-year deal. Sibierski did a very good job for us last year when he was called upon - and he [...]

Who Is Billionaire Mike Ashley?

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Mike Ashley is a billionaire businessman behind the Sports World and Lillywhites retail stores. He was born in Buckinghamshire in 1964 so is a young 42. As we reported earlier in the day Mike has bought Sir John Hall's holding of 41.6% of the company for 100p per share. As we also stated earlier Stock [...]

Short Business CV on Billionaire Mike Ashley

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Here is some information on Mike Ashley - courtesy of Wikipedia. A couple of things to mentions are that there are no recent photographs of Mike - the last are apparently from the 1970's which we find rather strange. The second item of interest is that he is associated with Umbro - and that may mean Newcastle [...]

Billionaire Mike Ashley In For Newcastle

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The breaking news is that a billionaire has bought the shares of Sir John Hall - a 41.6% holding in Newcastle to launch a takeover bid. Billionaire businessman Mike Ashley has bought into Newcastle United via St James' Holdings Limited, a company set up to buy shares in the club. The company has acquired 55,342,223 shares at [...]

Ben Haim In Great Demand - The Race is On

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News this morning that Tal Ben Haim is a renewed target of Chelsea. Chelsea of course tried to sign the Israeli player last January when a number of their defenders - including John Terry - were injured but Roman Abramovich would not come up with the money (₤3M). Now Ben Haim is a free agent [...]

Major Newcastle News Stories - 23rd May 2007

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Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today - in no particular order of priority. The news that came late yesterday is that Damien Duff is out until November. Wow - some more injury problems for next season a short week or so since we finished the season. No doubt Damien [...]

Newcastle Season Review 2006/2007 - Part 3: Stars

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Yesterday we reviewed part 2 on this week's review of Newcastle's season - and we were disappointed with the performance of a lot of the more experienced professionals. Too many of them were injured and we were kept above water by our youngsters - who played admirably (should that be better) in their absence. Now [...]

Why did Sidwell Choose Chelsea over Newcastle?

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The new just coming through the wires is that Chelsea have confirmed that out-of-contract Reading midfielder Steve Sidwell has agreed to join Chelsea on a free transfer from July 1. We had hoped he would be on his way to Newcastle - but we guess Steve thinks he can break through and be a regular [...]

A Review of the St. James’ Park Expansion Project

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We've had requests for a review of the plan announced on April 2nd for the expansion of St. James' Park - so here it is. On April 2nd Newcastle United announced plans for a £300m three-phase development - including a major conference center, hotels and luxury apartments at St. James' Park - plus an extension of [...]

Owen “Positive” After Allardyce Talks - What Does That Mean?

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There were reports early today that Michael Owen had indeed spoken to Sam Allardyce last Thursday. We had thought this would have been the case - even if it was only for a few minutes - for Sam to better understand what Michael was thinking. The reports say that the tone of the talks was positive. Wonder [...]

Newcastle Season Review 2006/2007 - Part 2: Old Guard

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Yesterday we reviewed our youngsters and our Youth Academy and the conclusion was that are extremely well positioned with the youngsters we have and also the structure to bring a lot more though the system - probably one of the most promising aspects of last season. Today we will look at the more established players and [...]

Major Newcastle News Stories - 22nd May 2007

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Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today - in no particular order of priority. Sky Sports is reporting that Portsmouth will sign Titus Bramble today - after Titus has already held talks with Celtic. Harry says that Titus is a good free transfer and he's right but whether Bramble can [...]

Antoine Sibierski Rejects Newcastle Offer

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News that Antoine Sibierski has turned down Newcastle's one year contract offer has just broken the news wires. Antoine has been holding out for a two year deal since he thinks he is fit enough and good enough - to last at least another two years in the Premiership. Antoine Sibierski That Sibierski would want to leave Newcastle [...]

Are Newcastle a TakeOver Target?

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The price of Newcastle's shares on the stock exchange have been rising since March. Yesterday saw another active day of trading in the shares and the club now has a capital market value of £110M - up about 30% since March. Fresh rumors are starting to circulate in the City about the possible interest [...]

Sam Allardyce Gets His Men

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It is understood that Mike Forde - Performance Director at Bolton - has turned down a new improved contract offer from the club yesterday - and it is looking increasingly likely he is set to join Sam Allardyce at Newcastle. The other key member of Sam's back-room staff at Bolton, Mark Taylor, who is Head of [...]

Newcastle United Blog - Goals for The Site

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We've been in operation on this Newcastle United Blog for four weeks now – and we've been pleased with the response of our readers. We'd like to reiterate our goals for the Blog – so it's clear what we are trying to achieve on this site. Rather than just reporting the news on Newcastle United [...]

Allardyce After Experienced Center-Back

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Sam Allardyce is well aware he needs to get in an experienced center back at Newcastle to help mentor his up and coming youngsters - including Steve Taylor and Peter Ramage. If Sam cannot prise Sol Campbell away from Harry Redknapp's Portsmouth - then he will probably go after Sam Hyypia of Liverpool. Another center back on [...]

Newcastle Deserve An Answer From Michael Owen

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There is a report in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today - by Alan Oliver - that Arsene Wenger may be interested in Michael Owen. This is yet another report surrounding Michael Owen and whether he will stay at Newcastle United or take advantage of an out-clause in his contract - which we now understand is [...]

Newcastle Reportedly Chasing Leighton Baines of Wigan

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Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce is reported to be after Wigan full-back Leighton Baines. That doesn't surprise us - if it's true - because he has been one of our choices to come to Newcastle to fill the weak left back position. He's young, ambitious and a team-mate of Milner and Taylor in the England [...]

Major Newcastle News Stories - 21st May 2007

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Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today - in no particular order of priority. News story in the Newcastle Journal indicating that Harry Redknapp will resist offers for Sol Campbell - who still has a year left on his contract with Portsmouth. Harry is trying to sign Titus Bramble and [...]

Allardyce’s Backroom Structure Must Work at Newcastle

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There have been many reports that Sam Allardyce is trying to raid his old Bolton staff – and get the best of them to join him at Newcastle. Bolton of course are resisting – but the likelihood is strong that Big Sam will convince some of his old staff to come to Tyneside. One of [...]

Newcastle Season Review 2006/2007 - Part 1: Youth

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First of all we will define what we mean by youth for last season. We mean anyone who was 21 or under at the start of last season.This eliminates Peter Ramage - too old at 23!. The best young players for us last season were James Milner and Steven Taylor – both of them [...]

Sam can Join the Big Boys at Newcastle

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As we all know Sam Allardyce achieved wonders at Bolton with very little transfer funds available. So, being the type of person who gets on with the job, rather than complaining about its limitations, he did the only thing left open to him - get players cheaply or for nothing from wherever he could find [...]

Newcastle Season Review 2006-2007 - Starts Tomorrow

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As a heads up - we will begin our review of Newcastle's 2006-2007 season tomorrow and have a piece every day next week on how we have done. As we all remember we were full of hope last August - after finishing the season strongly - with six wins in our last seven games - and [...]

Can Newcastle Capture Sol Campbell?

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When Sol Campbell was available last year many Newcastle fans wondered why Newcastle wouldn't jump at the chance of getting Sol who has experience galore. Better training methods and diets have also shown that footballers these days can go on at least until their mid 30's. It looked particularly good because we had a few young good [...]

Major Newcastle News Stories - 20th May 2007

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Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today - in no particular order of priority. News story in the Observer that Chelsea will be after Newcastle target Ben Haim. Chelsea were after Ben Haim in January and seem ready to go after him again as center back cover for Terry and [...]

Increased Stress for Sam at Newcastle - Absolutely!

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There are a number of reports in today's newspapers on the stress that Sam was under at Bolton - particularly the season when Bolton avoided relegation on the last day of the 2002 - 2003 season. Bolton struggled throughout that season but stayed up, winning their final game of the season 2-1 against Middlesbrough. Goals [...]

Synthetic Turf Laid at St. James’ - Is this an Injury Concern?

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The turf at St. James' Park is undergoing a change - as the old pitch is being dug up and another one - with the very latest technology of fiber elastic turf replacing the old turf. This turf replacement started last Wednesday. According to the club the new turf is softer and more pliable than the [...]

Ben Haim to Newcastle and Sam Talks Home and Away Styles

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It looks like Tal Ben Haim, the Israeli International, will be Sam Allardyce's first signing at Newcastle. He is currently in Israel getting married apparently - so we expect the deal will be tied up in the near future - maybe when he returns back to England within the next couple of weeks. But our understanding [...]

Who Will Sam Cull Next at Newcastle?

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There has been much talk about who Sam will allow to leave in addition to the players he has already let go - who were out of contract. The following players all have active contracts at the club - but the next thing we'd like to see is for Sam to transfer list some players. This may [...]

Big Sam Addresses Team Spirit, Fortitude and Fortress Newcastle

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Sam Allardyce talked yesterday about what he thinks he needs to do at Newcastle - not only to restore - or should we say create - a new team spirit at the club - but he also talked about the fans - and their responsibility - to help build a fortress at St. James [...]

Major Newcastle News Stories - 19th May 2007 - Is Ben Haim Coming?

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Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today - in no particular order of priority. News that Newcastle United will play Celtic in a pre-season friendly at St James' Park in the summer. The game is scheduled for Thursday, July 26th and will KO at 7:45 pm. Of course we've played [...]

Steven Taylor Gets Deserved England Call Up

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Good news released this afternoon that our young and ever improving center back Steven Taylor has been called up for the England B squad to play to play Albania at Burnley's Turf Moor ground on 25 May. He joins Michael Owen -who was already in the squad for the game. Steven Taylor Steven Taylor is one of the [...]

Big Sam’s Immediate Impact - Season Ticket Prices Frozen

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Well - it would be nice if the headline was absolutely true - but not quite. The season ticket prices will be frozen until the middle of next month (June 15th) which is not a bad play by the club - given the excitement Big Sam has generated this last week. Also, Sam is back at St. [...]

Major Newcastle News Stories - 18th May 2007 - Taylor Unhappy?

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Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today - in no particular order of priority. A major news story reported in most papers is that Steven Taylor wants a new contract - which he was promised if he played a certain number of games last season - which apparently he did. [...]

The Silence from Michael Owen is Deafening

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When Sam Allardyce was introduced as the new Newcastle Manager last Monday - he said that talking to Michael Owen - to sort out his future at Newcastle (or otherwise) -was a priority. Michael was in Ireland on personal business but we think Big Sam will have at least talked to Michael via phone by [...]

Who’s Coming To Sunny Newcastle In the Summer?

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This week has been a good week for Newcastle fans with Sam Allardyce being appointed manager. In his interviews on TV and radio he came across as a person who talks a lot of common sense - and somebody who freely admits this will be his biggest challenge. But after a week in the Spanish [...]

Why Charles N’Zogbia Will Become a Choir Boy

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We just couldn't resist putting this story up today. It's relates to one of the bad boys that Sam Allardyce will be inheriting at Newcastle - a certain Charles N'Zogbia. Charles went into a tantrum when he was named as a sub last Sunday and apparently walked out of the Watford ground before the game. Well [...]

Shay Given - World Class and No Trophies……yet

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Shay Given has been one of Newcastle's best ever signings - and is probably the best goalkeeper ever to wear the Newcastle Jersey. Signed by Kenny Dalglish in the summer of 1997 from Blackburn for a fee of ₤1.5M - that must be one of the best pieces of business Newcastle have ever done. He has since [...]

Major Newcastle News Stories - 17th May 2007

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Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today - in no particular order of priority. If truth be told there's not too much new today - lots of news about all the players Sam is after - but not sure which have any truth to them - seems like we are [...]

Sam Allardyce - Master Man-Manager and Motivator

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One of Sam Allardyce's greatest attributes is that he can get the best out of whatever players he has. Couple this with his ability to spot good players - before they are good - and picks them up for peanuts and finally let's not forget he can handle problem players with some success. Finally Sam [...]

Five Players Out is Good Start at Newcastle

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Newcastle today announced that five players - four whose contracts have run out - and one whose loan is complete - will not be given new contracts. All the players are defenders and three are center backs - where Newcastle's problems have been huge over the last few seasons. We think that's a good start - but [...]

Major Newcastle News Stories - 15th May 2007 - Bramble Leaving

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Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today - in no particular order of priority. We have just heard - Titus Bramble will leave St. James after 5 years at the club. There is a report on Newcastle's official web site - that 5 players will be leaving the club - Titus [...]

Why Allardyce will Convince Owen to Stay at Newcastle

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One of the first things facing new boss Sam Allardyce is to persuade our most important and most costly player Michael Owen to stay at Newcastle. If Sam can do that - and do it quickly - it will be an excellent first success in the new era under Sam at Newcastle. We believe Michael will elect [...]

Shepherd Tells Owen “Make Up Your Mind”

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The pressure is mounting on Michael Owen to get off the fence and tell the Newcastle hierarchy what his intentions are concerning his career at Newcastle. We believe news on this will be forthcoming today or tomorrow - as Sam Allardyce gets going in his toughest job yet - managing Newcastle United. A Smiling Freddy Shepherd Certainly [...]

Ruud Gullit Praises Newcastle and Allardyce

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Our former manager for a year (1998-1999) Ruud Gullit had some nice words to say regarding both the Newcastle United club, Freddie Shepherd, the Geordie fans and Sam Allardyce as the new manager choice - when he talked to BBC Radio 5 yesterday. It's certainly a very interesting interview. We thought he must look back on his [...]

Sam Allardyce ready for “His Greatest Challenge”

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Sam took over what he called his greatest challenge - when he was officially appointed Newcastle United Manager today. We expect Sam to sort out any problems with current players very quickly - as he gave numerous interviews today - and comes across as a very fair, down to earth man - someone the Geordie Nation [...]

Manager Allardyce Speaks at Newcastle - Sam’s Interviews

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Sam Allardyce indicates the meeting with chairman Freddy Shepherd last Friday convinced him to take the managerial job at Newcastle United. Newcastle's new savior Big Sam landed on Tyneside on Tuesday morning and was unveiled at a Press conference at St. James' Park at 1pm, having signed a three-year contract. At the press conference there were no [.

Allardyce Arrives at St. James - Talks about Owen

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Sam Allardyce took over as Newcastle Manager this morning on a three year deal - and we believe he was the only manager Freddy Shepherd considered - even though other names were being banded around in the press. As expected Sam said his first task was to have a good talk to Michael Owen - regarding [...]

Owen Stretchered Off - Newcastle Finish Worst Season Ever

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On a day when West Ham produced one of their greatest wins ever in defeating Champions Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford - with another wonder performance and goal from Carlos Tevez - Newcastle didn't produce anything special at Watford. Newcastle finished an extremely disappointing season with a scrappy 1-1 draw against bottom of the league [.

Charles N’Zogbia on his Way out of Newcastle?

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We thought it rather strange that Charles N'Zogbia wasn't even on the bench today at Watford - and that Matty Pattison started on the left side of midfield. Well - it appears that Charles was initially named on the substitutes' bench - but he was so upset about this - he stormed out of the Vicarage [...]

Major Newcastle News Stories - 14th May 2007

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Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today - in no particular order of priority. Good article in the Guardian on what the make-up of Allardyce's back-room staff will be at Newcastle. Obviously a lot of this is new for the Newcastle club - but we think it's a good thing [...]

Speed Looks Set to Join Allardyce at Newcastle

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There are multiple reports today that Sam Allardyce will raid his back-room staff at Bolton and bring quite a few of them to Newcastle with him. As far as head coach and/or assistant manager goes - there are two names that keep cropping up - and have links to Newcastle in the past. One is Gary Speed [...]

Last Seven Games Secured and Lost Newcastle Job for Roeder

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If you look at the last seven games Newcastle played at the end of last season we did very well. Of the seven games played we won six and drew one - securing 19 points in the process. In the last game we even beat Champions Chelsea with a 73rd minute lightning strike - from none other [...]

Owen Will Stay But Others Must Go at Newcastle

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There was good news this morning from the BBC when Alan Shearer, a big friend of Michael Owen, indicated he expected Michael to stay at the club for next season. With all the rumors going around, and with Alan knowing Michael well, we have to think this is valid and Michael will not be leaving for pastures anew. That [...]

Big Sam will be Newcastle Manager - Announcement Tuesday

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Newcastle United have continued to meet with Sam Allardyce today in a bid to tie up a deal for Sam to manage Newcastle.. The resignation of Paul Jewell from Wigan - and the sacking of Stuart Pearce from Manchester City we believe will have no impact on Big Sam becoming Newcastle manager - and expect [...]

Allardyce Wants the Same as Shepherd and Fans - a Trophy

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Sam Allardyce knows that a club with Newcastle United's support, resources and wage bill should be in the top six every season. His endeavors over the last eight years at Bolton make Sam qualified to be a success at Newcastle. However, for all his success - with minimum resources available - he understands the silverware missing from [...]

Major Newcastle News Stories - 15th May 2007

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Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today - in no particular order of priority. The major news today is that Newcastle will hold a press conference at 1:00PM BST at St. James Park today presumably top unveil Sam Allardyce as the new Newcastle Manager. Let's hope this is a start of [...]

Allardyce Will Quickly Sort Out Dubious Newcastle Players

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There are multiple reports in today's papers of discontent within the ranks of the Newcastle squad - but we wonder if all of this is not blown out of proportion - since it's that time of a vacuum between managers. We'll look at who's supposed to be in hot water - but we think once Sam [...]