Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2007

Newcastle Transfer Update on Geremi

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The news today is that Newcastle will have to battle with other clubs to secure the signature of utility player Geremi from Chelsea. Aston Villa have let two of their full backs go in ex-Newcastle player Aaron Hughes - to Fulham for ₤1M, and Jlloyd Samuels - to Bolton on a fee transfer. It is reported [...]

Steve Round Big Believer in Football’s Scientific Approach

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Steve Round is currently on the coaching staff of the England national team. But it seems that he will be a good appointment at Newcastle because as well as being young at 36 - he is already a big believer in the scientific approach to football. So Sam and Steve should be able to work well together [...]

Major Newcastle News Stories - June 30th - 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 today is that we finally signed David Rozehnal from PSG for around £3M - announced late yesterday afternoon. Also reports today that Edmilson wants £80K/week at Newcastle - and we analyze that story. Also Sam [...]

Big Sam Must Control Barton’s Negative Aggression

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The Times today has a piece today on Sam Allardyce and how he thinks he will handle Joey Barton from Manchester City. We were a little surprised yesterday when new singing David Rozehnal mentioned Barton – and that he wouldn't get into a fight with him. Barton's personality certainly goes before him – let's take a [...]

Allardyce Must Weigh Edmilson’s Ambitions With Wage Demands

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News today that Sam Allardyce may be hesitating about the wage demands of Edmilson – whom he had talks with in Barcelona late last week. It's not that we cannot afford the Brazilian's demands – said to be £80K/week – but Sam has to be careful that players coming to Newcastle have an urge to [...]

Newcastle Transfer Update On Eidur Gudjohnsen

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Eidur Gudjohnsen joined Barcelona only last summer (June 14th, 2006) but we now know that Sam Allardyce has officially inquired into Eidur's availability when he was at Barcelona on Thursday with a Newcastle contingent – checking out Edmilson. The question on our minds is if Gudjohnsen does sign – and the possibility of that is now [...]

Allardyce Fires Broadside At Bolton Chairman Gartside

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It seems that ever since Sam Allardyce left Bolton Wanderers last month – his old Chairman Phil Gartside has said some unprofessional and childish things about Sam. It certainly looks like sour grapes from our viewpoint with Gartside claiming Bolton were a bigger club and other things – that even suggest some jealousy. Well Sam has [...]

Rozehnal Hopes to Get Into Starting Line-Up at Newcastle

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We have not had any official announcement about David Rozehnal being signed by Newcastle. However, it does like we shouldn't worry too much since David is already talking as if he is a Newcastle player. He is also down to earth as he talks about hoping to make the starting line-up. Since we will have Taylor, [...]

Expect Dr. Steadman to Fix Emilson’s Knee Injury

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After yesterday's news about Edmilson potentially being tracked by Newcastle it is now being reported by the Times and Sky Sports that Newcastle United have agreed a deal, in principle, to sign Edmilson from Barcelona for a nominal fee. Edmilson still has one year left on his contract at the Bernabeu but has agreed to join [...]

Newcastle Major News Stories - June 29th - 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 today is that Sam Allardyce is having multiple troubles with the release clauses in Owen's and Martins' contracts. There is also an exclusive in the Sun that Manchester United are after Michael in a [...]

Owen to Manchester United – How Long Will This Go On?

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There is another exclusive in the Sun this morning that Manchester United are after Michael Owen – and are willing to offer Alan Smith to Newcastle in part exchange. Last Friday's Sun exclusive had us having won the battle to buy Smith for ₤3.4M – only on Monday for that to change to Middlesbrough getting him [...]

Allardyce Has Reduced Control Because of Contract Clauses

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Sam Allardyce talked with Paul Gilder of the Journal last night on the release clauses in the contracts of Michael Owen and Oba Martins. You can hear the frustration coming out of Sam as he clearly expresses how bad these clauses are for the club and himself. We'll take a look at the sensible things Sam [...]

Ashley Moving Forward - Has 93% Ownership In Newcastle

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English Billionaire Mike Ashley now has over 93% ownership in Newcastle United PLC – which means he is almost able to compulsorily purchase the remaining shares and so de-list Newcastle from the Stock Exchange. In a statement today to the London Stock Exchange, St James' Holding Limited (SJHL - Ashley's company created to handle the takeover) [...

Allardyce Unhappy With Release Clauses Caused By Panic Buying

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Sam Allardyce is obviously concerned with the clauses inserted into the contracts of Martins and Owen when they signed for Newcastle. These clauses certainly signal that the players involved seemed to have the leverage in the negotiations - or at least their agents did. Sam talked today to the Guardian and we look at what [...]

Sam Sheds Light On Martins Affair - Owen Is Staying

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Sam Allardyce talked to Sky Sports News this morning concerning the Oba Martins affair and basically said that when Oba gets back next week he'll have a good talk to him to see what his thoughts are on staying at the club. It's obvious also from his comments that Sam is not pleased with these [...]

Newcastle’s Allardyce After Brazil’s Edmilson On Free Transfer

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News from the Evening Chronicle this afternoon is that Newcastle United have made a move for Barcelona's Brazilian defender Edmilson – whose contract at Barcelona runs out this coming Saturday at midnight. Edmilson of Brazil and Barcelona (and Newcastle?) The other interesting news today is that Rozehnal will be introduced this afternoon with one more player.

Martins Pursued By Arsenal - Should Oba Leave Newcastle?

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The big news this morning is reported in the Independent that Arsène Wenger, the Arsenal manager, wants Newcastle's Obafemi Martins – via the release clause they revealed in Oba's contract last week. The release amount is ₤13M so at least if he does move on – Newcastle will have made a profit on him – [...]

Geremi Almost Newcastle Player - Habib Beye Also Pursued

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Since the pivotal Newcastle Board Meeting on Monday Newcastle have moved quickly on some of their defensive targets - and the news continues to look good that we will get Chelsea's Geremi on a free transfer - and soon. Geremi The Cameroon star is now said to be on Tyneside to complete a free transfer – and [...]

Newcastle’s Viduka Unsure Of Strike Partner Next Season

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Newcastle's new Australian international striker Mark Viduka has indicated he has no idea on Michael Owen's long-term future at the club. As everyone now knows – and has done for over six weeks since it was leaked by Owen's agents - Owen's contract contains a clause which means he can go if a bid - believed [...]

Newcastle Major News Stories - June 28th - 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 today is that Arsenal are said to be after Oba Martins via his release clause of £13M. We're not sure if Martins will leave - but it's basically up to him. The [...]

Geremi Closer to Newcastle - Is Rozehnal Signed?

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Things seem to be moving quickly with the opportunity for Newcastle to sign Geremi from Chelsea as a free agent. It is starting to look like Newcastle may have the edge on other clubs for the Cameroon International's signature. A Chelsea source has indicated Newcastle seem to be favorites for his signature. We also have a [...]

Newcastle Major News Stories - June 27th - 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 today is that Sam Allardyce has been given a £50M war chest to bring in new players. He will be supported in this over the next two months by Freddy Shepherd and new Vice-Chairman [...]

Newcastle Moving Quickly for Free Agent Geremi

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Inevitably there are a number of transfer targets being linked with Newcastle today. That is to be expected and we will try to sort out what is real and what may be made-up stories. We look at one of the more interesting ones today - Geremi from Chelsea. Chelsea's Geremi Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce is reported to [...]

Allardyce Gets £50M - Chris Mort In Control at Newcastle

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Sam Allardyce will be provided with about £50M to restore Newcastle United's fortunes next season after Mike Ashley completed his takeover of the club yesterday. In a number of developments yesterday – following the day long board meeting on Monday - Mike Ashley assumed full control of Newcastle United and installed his own people as directors, [.

Newcastle To Vastly Increase Focus on Transfer Targets

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With things at the Newcastle Board-Room level having been sorted out - increased focus will now be given to the playing side - and getting new players into Newcastle as soon as possible and also building up Allardyce's back-room staff. Detailed discussions were held yesterday on Sam's recruitment plans and yesterday's developments will enable [...

Taylor And Forde Joining Sam’s Newcastle Revolution

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Two of Sam's key back-room staff at Bolton, Mark Taylor and Mike Forde look set to join Newcastle in the near future. Mark Taylor is expected to be appointed Newcastle's Head of Sports Science very soon. Mike Forde – former Performance Director at Bolton – who turned down an improved contract from them in [...]

New Director Chris Mort Leads Strategic Review of Newcastle

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There has been some information released on Newcastle's two new Directors, Chris Mort and Steve Hayward and we review their backgrounds. One of Chris Mort's immediate tasks is to conduct a strategic review of the club which includes its existing infrastructure, contractual arrangements, staff and financial position. Owner Mike Ashley Chris Mort, a partner at international law firm [.

Newcastle Transfer Update on Senegalese Habib Beye

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The next expected signing for Newcastle may again be from France - as news from the Evening Chronicle this afternoon is that Sam Allardyce will go after Marseilles skipper, 29-year-old Senegalese Habib Beye – who we have featured on this site a number of times. Habib Beye We think Beye would be a great signing [...]

Chairman Shepherd Stays - Two New Directors at Newcastle

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As expected four Directors have resigned from the club and Mike Ashley has appointed two new Directors to the Newcastle United Board. Freddy Shepherd will remain as Chairman of the club. Freddy Shepherd - Remains Chairman Deputy chairman Douglas Hall, Bruce Shepherd, Allison Antonopoulos and Tim Revill have all resigned, while Chris Mort and Steve Hayward have been [.

Newcastle Should Have Made More Effort To Retain O’Brien

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One of the aspects of the game that Newcastle have never been good at is giving priority to the youngsters who have come through the Academy. We saw during last season that these lads play with heart and courage for the first team - but yet again we are losing a promising player [...]

Alan Smith Can Still End Up At Newcastle

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The mystery of where Alan Smith will end up is no nearer to being sorted out than when it was announced last Friday (by the Daily Mirror) he would be joining Newcastle. Then the Mirror announced yesterday that in fact Smith was joining Middlesbrough. Smith is on holiday in sunny Florida right now and nothing will [...]

Newcastle Major News Stories - June 26th - 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 today is that the David Rozehnal passed his medical last night at St. James' Park and should sign for the club today. Also whether Freddy Shepherd stays at the club is still being awaited [...]

As Shepherd Ponders His Position - Rozehnal Signs for Newcastle

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The reclusive and shy Mike Ashley was not at yesterday's board meeting at St. James' Park but his new organization and ambitions for Newcastle United were presented at length by his team. Chairman Freddy Shepherd was there and still has to formally accept the position being offered by Ashley - and his acceptance may not be [...]

United Get £10M For Owen – Board Meeting Still Going On

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After a protracted battle with the FA Freddy Shepherd has managed to secure £10M for the injury Michael Owen sustained at last year's World Cup - which essentially kept him out of the Newcastle side for all of last season. Smiling Michael Owen Freddy Shepherd was locked in the Board Meeting at St. James' Park this morning [...]

Major Newcastle News Stories - June 25th - 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 today is that the Newcastle Board of Directors are meeting this morning and we expect all Board Members to resign except Freddy Shepherd - who will be given a new role under Ashley's new [...]

Emre Happy to Stay at Newcastle

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Emre has reportedly turned down offers from the two biggest Turkish clubs – Fenebehce and Galatasaray – to stay at Newcastle for next season. One reason he cites is his admiration for new coach Sam Allardyce – plus of course Emre is determined to prove he is not a racist – having gone through a [...]

Stability Needed Quickly In The Newcastle Boardroom

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It looks like the Mike Ashley takeover and the uncertainty of Freddy Shepherd's continuing role at Newcastle has indeed had an impact on the transfer dealings so far at Newcastle. Some of this should be sorted out at the Board Meeting taking place at St. James' Park this morning – when it is expected that all [...]

Three Good Defenders Needed Urgently At Newcastle

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While we are rumored to be after players like Alan Smith, Alou Diarra and Maceo Rigters – Newcastle desparately need to bring in some defenders within this next week. After signing Rozehnal – now scheduled for Wednesday this week - we will still need to sign another experienced center back and at least a [...]

Big Sam Can’t Yet Match Jose - What Else Is New?

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Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce has already lost two players – Steve Sidwell and Tal Ben Haim – both free transfers to Chelsea. The double whammy is that there is an attraction to living in London plus Chelsea are always in the Champions league and play over 60 games a year. Even backup players (like [...]

Major Newcastle News Stories - June 24th - 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 today is that the Newcastle Board of Directors are being asked to resign but Chairman Freddy Shepherd will stay in place. The Sunday Sun this morning is reporting that Mike Ashley has asked the current [...]

Ashley Sacks Newcastle Board But Shepherd Stays

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Mike Ashley – Newcastle's new owner has sent a letter to each of the Newcastle Board members requesting their resignation. When someone takes over a company it is usual for them to put in their own board to help run the club – so while this is being sensationalized in the press – it is [...]

Middlesbrough Now After Alan Smith - What’s Going On?

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It is now being reported in the People that Middlesbrough have had a ₤6M bid for Alan Smith accepted by Manchester United and Gareth Southgate is off to Florida – where Smith is vacationing – to try tie up the deal before competitors Newcastle and Sunderland can do much about it. Alan Smith We thought 25 year [...]

Rozehnal Happy to Join Newcastle - “A Huge Club”

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Good news last night that David Rozehnal seems really excited to have joined Newcastle United – the same club as the legendary Alan Shearer played at - a huge club. Well all Geordie fans will love to hear that. David Rozehnal The PSG and Czech Republic central defender is expected to travel to Newcastle this afternoon and be [...]

Alou Diarra On Way To Newcastle from Lyon?

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Late news today that Alou Diarra may be the next surprise signing by Sam Allardyce for Newcastle's midfield. If it does happen there's at least one good thing in Diarra's favor – he wants to come to Newcastle. Alou Diarra Sam Allardyce had been rumored to be interested in Diarra in late May along with Portsmouth [...]

Is Curtis Davis Needed at Newcastle?

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Curtis Davis seems determined to move away from West Bromwich Albion this summer. His first request for a transfer was turned down by the club but he will keep turning in transfer requests until WBA eventually let him go. There's really not much a club can do if a player, and Davis is also the [...]

Newcastle After Bent So Owen or Martins Leaving?

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The Daily Mirror today is reporting that Newcastle are after Darren Bent to ease a potential striker crisis at the club. Supposedly that crisis is that Allardyce must believe that either Owen or Martins will not be with the club in August. Darren Bent Tottenham have been favorites to sign the Charlton and former Ipswich striker, [...]

Ashley Unimpressed with Release-Clauses in Newcastle Contracts

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As we reported last week Mike Ashley will shortly be appointing an executive to conduct a thorough, objective and strategic review of the Newcastle United Football Club, which will also examine the club's business practices. From what he has seen so far Ashley is probably unimpressed with Newcastle's business practices. Mike Ashley The review should be [.

Major Newcastle News Stories - June 23rd - 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 today is the Mirror is reporting we are after Darren Bent of Charlton - and we feel that can only be true if Owen and/or Martins will be leaving the club in the transfer [...]

Newcastle Transfer Update on David Rozehnal

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Paris Saint Germain's Czech Republic international defender, David Rozehnal, is set to sign a four-year deal with Newcastle United on Monday, his agent Pavel Zika revealed last night. David Rozehnal Pavel Zika in his continuing press announcement on this transfer said last night: "We're leaving for England on Sunday night and David will undergo a medical on [.

Newcastle Finally Capture Rozehnal from PSG

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Sky Sports is reporting that Pavel Zika - David Rozehnal's agent - has claimed that an agreement is in place to take the PSG defender to Newcastle for around ₤3M. Newcastle have been after Rozehnal for a few weeks now and initially saw off competition from Burussia Dortmund and now it seems the latest [...]

Newcastle’s New Away Strip - Light Blue - Black Trimming

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Here are the new away strips for Newcastle United for next season. Modeling the strips are Joey Barton, Michael Owen and of course Shay Given. They are in the light blue colors of Newcastle - and we think the new strip looks classy. The strips are a good contrast to our black and [...]

Luque Will Be Given Real Chance Under Allardyce

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Albert Luque will not be wearing the number 7 jersey next year at Newcastle as it has been given to Joey Barton. However Sam has talked about players who have got lost at Newcastle – for whatever reason. One of those players is obviously Albert Luque – whose career has never got going (yet) [...]

Alan Smith On His Way to Newcastle

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Newcastle are said to be interested in taking Alan Smith from Manchester United for a fee of £3.5M – we didn't even think Big Sam was after Smith - but it looks like the deal may already be tied up.   Alan Smith The Mirror is reporting not just that we are interested in Smith but [...]

Nigeria Police Say Martins Lied About Masked Gun Attack

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Police authorities in Lagos said yesterday that claims by Newcastle striker, Obafemi Martins that he was shot at by unknown gunmen last Monday were not true and the only report they received was from his driver who reported that he himself was the one attacked. Obafemi Martins The Command Public Relations Officer, Mr. Bode Ojajuni said Martins [..

Newcastle Transfer Update on Luke Young

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Luke Young - the £3M-rated Charlton defender is surplus to requirements at The Valley, after manager Alan Pardew snapped up France Under-21 skipper Yassin Moutaouakil. It is being reported that Young is at the center of a three-way tug of war with Bolton, Newcastle and Aston Villa. Luke Young Luke Young at £3M we feel would [...]

Major Newcastle News Stories - June 22nd - 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 big news today is the Mirror is reporting we have tied up a deal to bring Alan Smith to Newcastle for ₤3.5M - and we are in with two other clubs for Charlton's full back [...]

Sevilla To Snatch Rozehnal from Newcastle at Last Minute?

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Sky Sports is reporting that Sevilla, the UEFA Champions for the last two seasons have entered the race for Newcastle center-back target David Rozehnal of PSG. Newcastle's former competitor in this race – Burussia Dortmund - have pulled out since they recently acquired Robert Kovac on a free transfer from Barcelona. David [...]

Sam Allardyce Has A Work In Progress With Oba Martins

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The private life and times of Obafemi Martins is probably causing some concern to Sam Allardyce as he understands that an unsettled player – for whatever reason – rarely can give of his best. We feel that Sam has a job to do with Martins – who we point out - is still only 22 [...]

Major Newcastle News Stories - 21st June - 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 big news today is the defeat of the England Under-21s and the way Steven Taylor played heroically (plus James Milner) in a devastating loss after Maceo Rigters had equalized for Holland with just one minute to go [...]

Newcastle Transfer Update on Holland’s Maceo Rigters

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We've resisted reviewing the transfer of Maceo Rigters to Newcastle until now – because we're not sure why we would need another striker. However, Rigters may be a good buy for Newcastle. This is the player who scored in the 89th minute for Holland against England in the classic Under-21 semi-final last night. Let's see why [...]

Pearce, Taylor and Milner Epitomize England’s Fighting Spirit

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In one of the most exciting finishes to a game in recent memory Stuart Pearce's brave England Under-21 team went down to defeat last night to Holland. There was no doubting the courage and guts shown by the young England stars – none more than Newcastle's brave warriers Steven Taylor and James Milner. Steven Taylor With Holland equalizing with one [.

Newcastle Rozehnal Transfer Saga Drags On

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The latest we know about the David Rozehnal transfer is that Newcastle have increased their bid to PSG from ₤2M to just under ₤3M - and the news a couple of days ago was that our competition - Burussia Dortmund - had pulled out. David spoke yesterday to Sport - so let's take a look [...]

Steven Taylor: “Raw Defender with Huge Potential “

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Sam Allardyce talked today about young Steven Taylor – who goes to battle against Holland tonight - along with his England Under-21 compatriot James Milner. These two were arguably our best players last season and should turn out to be stars of the future for Newcastle. Sam Allardyce talked about Steven Taylor today – and how he [...]

Major Newcastle News Stories - 20th June - 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 big news today is the shocking attack by masked gunmen on Oba Martins and his friend in Lagos, Nigeria on Monday evening. Oba's lucky to be alive - if the truth be told. Terrible attack on [...]

Alan Shearer Blasts Bellamy - But Is That Right?

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Alan Shearer yesterday made comments about Craig Bellamy when he first heard there may be an approach by Newcastle for the Welshman – but was this wise of Alan? What happens if Allardyce wants to sign Craig or even signs him. Sam is not one to be put off by others' opinions. Alan Shearer This is what Shearer [...]

Newcastle Transfer Update on Rozehnal, Shorey and Hyypia

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The news yesterday seemed very positive in our attempts to sign the 6′3″ Czech Republic International David Rozehnal. Let's take a look at that situation and other moves we can make for center-backs. We'll also take a look at the current situation at left back. Sam Allardyce We hope that the transfer of Rozehnal from PSG completes [...]

Newcastle Transfer Update on Habib Beye and Bakari Sagna

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Two defenders who Newcastle are being continually linked with are Habib Beye of Marseille and Bakari Sagna of Auxerre. Both are full backs and we think both would be good signings for the club. Let's take a look at them and see how likely their transfers to Newcastle are. Habib Beye Habib Beye, born in Paris, is Senegalese [...]

Newcastle’s Martins Attacked by Masked Gunmen in Lagos

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Oba Martins had a horror ordeal late Monday evening - with the Sun reporting that three masked gunmen surrounded him and his car at a petrol station near his apartment in Lagos, Nigeria. The gunmen sprayed the car with bullets - and Oba's friend, Remi Onipede, who was with Oba in the car - was hit in the [...]

Michael Owen Models New Away Strip: He Must be Staying

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Good news comes in strange ways - we see that Michael Owen is modeling Newcastle's new away strip - read on. Michael Owen in New Away Strip Now do you think that Michael Owen would be modeling our new away strip for next season - if he wasn't going to be here when the new season opens [...]

Major Newcastle News Stories - 19th June - 2007

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Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today - in no particular order of priority. Sam has been talking again about getting David Beckham to Newcastle. While it's a slim hope it would help to put Newcastle on the football map again - not to mention that David would be good [...]

Newcastle Focus on Youth: Kazenga Lua Lua

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Kazenga Lua Lua is one of Newcastle's exciting up and coming youngsters currently playing in the Newcastle Reserve team. Even though he is just 16 years old Kazenga has played in the semi-finals of the FA Youth Cup these last two seasons. Kazenga Lua Lua In this series we will focus on some of our youth players [...]

Newcastle Transfer Update on David Rozehnal

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There has been lots of inside news going around the last day or two saying we will wrap up the signing of David Rozehnal today. However, the Journal (today) still thinks Burussia Dortmund are in the lead position but it would be timely for us to get the 6'3" Czech center-back today – especially after [...]

Allardyce Still Keen to Get Beckham to Newcastle United

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It looks like Sam Allardyce has not yet given up his quest to get David Beckham to Newcastle. Sam has been talking about Beckham today in his latest column for Zoo – let's take a look at what he said. David Beckham This what Sam had to say about Beckham today: "I've always thought he (Beckham) could do [...]

Shearer: Owen Staying Because He Hasn’t Yet Proved His Fitness

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Alan Shearer talked today about whether he thinks Michael Owen will be at Newcastle next season. Alan says he thinks he will - but only because Owen hasn't proved his fitness yet. Sounds rather bizarre to us. Michael Owen Here's what Alan Shearer had to say to Alan Oliver of the Evening Chronicle today: "I am sure there [...]

Major Newcastle News Stories - 18th June - 2007

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Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today - in no particular order of priority. There's quite a bit of new news breaking after not much happened yesterday. The Journal has hinted that Big Sam is more interested in Anelka and Diouf than Fredi Kanoute - after Sam gave an interview to [...]

Ashley Continues Accruing Shares - Speaks Well of Allardyce

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Mike Ashley has now reached 77% of the shares of Newcastle United PLC and now has to get only 13% more to take total control of the club. He increased his share of the club further yesterday and already has the 75% needed to take Newcastle United private and off the stock market. Mike Ashley Once Ashley [...]

Allardyce Must Be Left Alone to Get The Job Done at Newcastle

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Sam Allardyce has talked again – this time about what it's like playing at St James' Park – the good and the bad of it. It's good when things are going well – but if someone is seen to be slacking or not giving of their best – they should look out – and rightfully so. Sam [...]

Newcastle Transfer Update on Anelka and Diouf

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The rumors on Sunday were that Newcastle were after Fredi Kanoute of Seville – but the Journal today has hinted that Big Sam is more interested in his two former players Nicholas Anelka and El Hadji Diouf at Bolton. El Hadji Diouf With Sam Allardyce obviously the guiding light at Bolton he's going to be a hard [...]

Shearer Positive on Taylor, Viduka and Newcastle’s Coming Season

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Alan Shearer has talked about Newcastle these last few days and some of his comments are interesting. Let's take a look at what Alan had to say. The Great Alan Shearer Steven Taylor - he must have just scored Here's what he thinks of 21 year old local boy Steven Taylor – who was a ball boy when [...]

Big Sam’s Newcastle Job Safe Despite Quest Report

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We were pleased to see positive quotes in the Sunday Sun this morning related to what Mike Ashley thinks of Sam Allardyce. There is another report in the Mail – which is almost the exact opposite. The Mail's report says Ashley is not happy with Sam still being still enmeshed in the Quest report. So who [...]

Major Newcastle News Stories - June 17th - 2007

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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 a story today commenting on the reported interest Newcastle have in Fredi Kanoute. We are more concerned however, on what this means for Michael Owen's future at Newcastle - otherwise why would we be [...]

Newcastle Transfer Update on Shawn Wright-Phillips

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Chelsea announced yesterday they are willing to let Shawn Wright-Phillips leave Stamford Bridge for a fee of £10M. Newcastle are one of the teams linked with the ex Manchester City player – but is there any truth in this? We'll take a look. Shawn Wright-Phillips While there is no doubt that Shawn was a [...]

Funny Quotes from Bobby Robson and Kevin Keegan

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It's always nice to have a good laugh about football now and again (even frequently) and with the article in the Sun on Thursday - that has a number of funny football quotes in it - we've found some quotes from two of our ex managers - Bobby Robson and Kevin Keegan - read on. [...]

Newcastle Transfer Update on Michael Owen and Fredi Kanoute

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It's now mid-June and Newcastle fans still have no idea whether Michael Owen will be staying or going. Michael is in Dubai right now attending the wedding of his friend Steven Gerrard and when he gets back maybe he'll then inform the Newcastle hierarchy what his plans are – if he hasn't already. Michael Owen Newcastle continue [...]

Newcastle Challenge Arsenal For Frenchman Bakari Sagna

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Newcastle and Arsenal are again said to be chasing French right back Bakari Sagna. This is a player we have already reported Newcastle being interested in – and it looks like this one may be heating up again. Bakari Sagna Arsenal are in prime position to get Sagna but Sam Allardyce believes he can [...]

Newcastle Will Be Top Four – But Not Next Season

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Sam Allardyce talked today to the Journal on what he expects from Newcastle in his first season in charge and as usual Sam talks a whole load of sense. Allardyce has a lot of building to do at Newcastle – on the pitch as well as off it – and he should be left alone [...]

Major Newcastle News Stories - June 16th - 2007

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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 no really big news items breaking so far today. We have an article on Gokdeniz Karadeniz who we are linked with in the transfer market. He is a Turkish winger and available for around £1M. [...]

Fact: Lord Stevens Finds No Wrong Doing by Newcastle or Bolton

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The latest findings by Lord Stevens of the Quest team into alleged irregular payments from transfer dealings was released on Friday. The inquiry is not prepared to sign off on 17 transfers and we look at the 4 transfers involving Newcastle United. We will include in this article those transfers involving Sam Allardyce and Bolton - because [...]

New Newcastle Captain To Be Chosen in Next Few Weeks

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Scott Parker has now left Newcastle for West Ham so we will need a new captain next season. Big Sam recently spoke about the attributes of being captain and we'll take a look at what he said. Sam Allardyce In a piece we ran recently the choice of captain by our readers of those players already [...]

Newcastle Transfer Update on Gokdeniz Karadeniz

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The previous news was that our competition for Karadeniz was Bolton. Yesterday, Sammy Lee came out and said he is not a target for Bolton. That may be both good and bad news for us - and there also other teams after him - who seem to be ahead of Newcastle on this one. Turkish Winger [...]

Mike Ashley Gets Closer To Taking Newcastle United Private

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English Billionaire Mike Ashley has increased his stake in Newcastle United PLC to 77 percent on Friday to take financial control of Newcastle United. The jump to 77% occurred when Ashley officially bought the shares of Newcastle Chairman Freddy Shepherd who held a 28.01% share of the company. Newcastle United Owner Mike Ashley Ashley, who made [.

Newcastle Can’t Always Pay Players Their Wage Demands – Why Not?

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Newcastle's manager Sam Allardyce admits that since he came to Newcastle he has adjusted his attitude in the transfer market and is now is able to go after bigger targets than he could at Bolton. But he does say today that Newcastle cannot always pay players what they want. We find that a rather odd statement – [...]

Newcastle Transfer Update on David Rosehnal and Nicky Shorey

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Here are two defenders who may be next in line to arrive at Newcastle as boss Allardyce says he is lining up some deals but nothing is imminent due to the demands of players on wages - and clubs on transfer fees. After the loss of Ben Haim yesterday we hope we will not [...]

Newcastle Major News Stories - June 15th - 2007

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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 no really big news items breaking so far today. Lots of news today on the transfer finally going through for Joey Barton and it looks like a lot of Manchester City fans are happy he [...]

Allardyce and Quinn Aware of Colossal Newcastle Sunderland Derbies

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Sam Allardyce and Niall Quinn both talked today about the upcoming Newcastle Sunderland derbies - which are always very special for the region. With Niall Quinn now Chairman of Sunderland and Roy Keane and Sam Allardyce - who know each other well - now managers at the two clubs - the derbies this coming season will [...]

Sam Sings the Praises of Joey Barton

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Manchester City and England midfielder Barton signed a five year contract at St. James' Park on Thursday after a £5.8M move and becomes manager Allardyce's second signing at Newcastle in the last two weeks. Joey Barton Sam was obviously delighted to finally get Joey and this is what he told the official Newcastle web-site" "It's a great [...]

Barton Deal Finally Done - Newcastle Pay The Extra £300K

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Manchester City have confirmed the sale of Joey Barton to Newcastle United in a £5.8M deal. Since the initial deal was for £5.5M it certainly looks like Newcastle paid the extra £300K to allow Manchester City to pay Barton that amount - which was the payment he said the club owed him. Joey Barton Newcastle apparently [...]

Barton Deal Will Be Completed - Ben Haim Deal Will Not

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It looks like we may have some positive news today on the transfer front with a likelihood that the Joey Barton deal will go through. But it also is becoming clear that we have lost the Ben Haim battle with Chelsea. Ben Haim The £5.5million Barton deal is up by a row over compensation between the player [...]

Major Newcastle News Stories - June 14th - 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 big news today is that it looks like Ben Haim has chosen Chelsea for his free transfer    apart from that not much new really. Not good news from a Newcastle perspective [...]

Allardyce Says Milner and Taylor are Backbone of Newcastle

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Sam Allardyce gave another revealing interview to Luke Edwards of the Journal today – and he talked about one of our favorite subjects – youth. He also discussed two of our best youngsters - Steven Taylor and James Milner - and is already well aware of them. Smiling Sam Sam has already talked about building [...]

Newcastle Fixture List - 14 points From First 6 Games

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We kick off the season at the Reebok stadium against Bolton on August 11th – so it's Big Sam against Little Sam in our first game. Isn't fate strange? Let's take a look at the crucial first six games and see how we are likely to do. Sam Allardyce The fixture list has just been released and after [...]

Three Good Reasons Why Allardyce Must Sign Ben Haim

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The Daily Mail was reporting early this morning that Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce was in a desperate attempt to sign Tal Ben Haim – who had been negotiating with Chelsea. Let's investigate why we think signing Ben Haim is important for Sam and Newcastle. Ben Haim It has been well documented that Ben Haim has been [...]

Sam Needs Both Short Term and Long Term Plans at Newcastle

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Sam Allardyce has again talked openly with the Evening Chronicle about his job – and as usual Big Sam is very frank and down to earth. Sam is adamant about long term structures having to be put in place at the club – and we are all for that. Sam Allardyce With Our New Strip It will also [...]

Allardyce Not Interested in Flair Players Sanli and Giuly

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Sam Allardyce today has distanced himself from two flair forwards who are available for transfer - Frenchman Ludovic Giuly and Turk Tuncay Sanli. Sanli is on a free transfer from Fenerbahce and Giuly is available from Barcelona for a ridiculously low price of ₤1.5M. This will disappoint a lot of Newcastle fans. Sam Allardyce There have been reports [.

Major Newcastle News Stories - June 13th 2007 - Karadeniz 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 Big Sam will battle Bolton for winger Gokdeniz Karadeniz. The fact that Bolton are our competition says to us this is a longer term target of Sam's and therefore more real. We hope that [...]

Newcastle Move For Gokdeniz Karadeniz and Nicky Shorey

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Two players we have been linked to today are Turkey winger Gokdeniz Karadeniz and Reading left back Nicky Shorey – both are good players. The news on the Turk is more believable but no doubt Shorey would be an excellent buy for Newcastle. Gokdeniz Karadeniz We are more willing to believe we are after Gokdeniz Karadeniz for [...]

Albert Luque Not Snubbed By Allardyce At All

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There is news making the rounds today that Sam Allardyce has snubbed Albert Luque. Let's look at the facts here and see what really may be happening. Albert Luque The new is that Boss Sam Allardyce has made it clear there is no place for the Spanish striker in his Tyneside revolution. Luque is going on a season [...]

Rosehnal Nears Newcastle Move But Dortmund Still Involved

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While we expected the signing of David Rosehnal from PSG to be fairly plain sailing -reports are coming through that in fact Borussia Dortmund – who we thought were out of the running - are still involved. His agent Pavel Zika has even said he thinks David would prefer Borussia over Newcastle - which is [...]

Leighton Baines Is Too Short and Not Coming to Newcastle

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News late today that Wigan and England Under 21 Internal left back Leighton Baines will not – after all – be arriving on Tyneside. The reason is two-fold - Wigan is asking too much at ₤5M - and Baines is too short for Sam who will be looking at taller full backs to bring in [...]

Sam Fury At City - But Barton Deal Not In Danger

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There's news all over the papers today on how annoyed Sam Allardyce is at Manchester City about the payment of £300K Joey Barton thinks is owed to him and Sam has blasted City. This is holding up his transfer which we all thought was complete last week. Let's see what Sam said and also let's [...]

Newcastle Transfer Update on Ben Haim, Rosehnal and Baines

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With so much seeming to go on every day as far as transfers are concerned at Newcastle here is an update on three players we feel certain are headed for the club. We'll keep producing these updates as others move to the head of the queue. Our hope is that Ben Haim and Rosehnal will [...]

Major Newcastle News Stories - June 12th - 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 Sam Allardyce is annoyed about the hold-up in Joey Barton's transfer. While Sam says he shouldn't comment he does - and says that Manchester City brought Joey up the youth ranks and [...]

Newcastle’s Allardyce Chases Eidur Gudjohnsen of Barcelona

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Recent Media reports in Spain suggest that Barcelona manager Frank Rijkaard will make striker Eidur Gudjohnsen available for transfer after this weekend's final games of the Primara Liga. Newcastle United manager Sam Allardyce is said to be tracking the Icelandic striker – we hope that's true becasue we think Eidur would be excellent [...]

Barton and Owen In Dubai - Barton Talking About Newcastle

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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink – one of the great characters of the Premiership over the last several years is in Dubai on holiday. It just so happens Joey Barton is also in the same hotel as Jimmy and Jimmy reports on how Joey is doing out there. Joey apparently cannot stop talking about Newcastle. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink [...]

Newcastle Must Make Ben Haim an Improved Offer - Quickly

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Surprising news today that Newcastle have indeed made Bolton's Ben Haim an offer – but it is thought to be less than what Chelsea have made. What's going on here? We need to get Ben Haim to Newcastle quickly - and in the past wages never stood in our way! Tal Ben Haim Alan Oliver is reporting that [...]

Major Newcastle News Stories - June 11th - 2007

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Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today - in no particular order of priority. Not surprising news that Celestine Babayaro will be sold by Allardyce during the summer. We had always speculated that our two full backs Babayaro and Carr may be on their way - or at best would [...]

What Are Newcastle’s Big Problems Souness Talks About?

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Graeme Souness came out over the weekend with a warning to new owner Mike Ashley saying that Newcastle United were a big club with big problems. We'll look at what Graeme said - and then try to understand the problems we think he was referring to within the club. Former Magpies Manager Souness If Newcastle are [...]

Frenchman Bakari Sagna a Top Target for Newcastle’s Allardyce

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Of all the new players during the last two days that Sam Allardyce is said to be linked to for Newcastle - one that looks particularly exciting is that of Frenchman Bakari Sagna – a right back currently at AJ Auxerre. However, Arsenal were in for him first - but Big Sam believes he [...]

Four Reasons Why Newcastle’s Michael Owen Is Going Nowhere

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Well here we go again with big news today that Michael Owen may leave Newcastle. Sam Allardyce has said there is nothing he can do to keep Owen at Newcastle – if indeed Michael wants to leave. So what's new? Nothing much. We already knew that – and the only thing [...]

Barton Must Drop Transfer Demands To Get Newcastle Move

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The delay in the Joey Barton deal is due to Barton and his lawyers demanding a loyalty bonus of ₤300K because Joey did not ask for a transfer. This delay is starting to look bad for Barton and this impasse must be settled quickly otherwise his move to Newcastle could be put in real jeopardy. Joey [...]

Does Allardyce Really Want Bellamy Back at Newcastle?

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It's being reported by the News of the World that Sam Allardyce is interested in bringing Craig Bellamy back to Newcastle. We'll look into this story and see if there's any truth in this – and if so ask why would this make sense? Craig Bellamy at Newcastle Craig Bellamy himself expressed a wish earlier in [...]

Major Newcastle News Stories - June 10th - 2007 - Owen Leaving?

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Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today - in no particular order of priority. The big news is that we may be after Craig Bellamy from Liverpool - and Allardyce has stated he has no power to keep Michael Owen if Michael wants to trigger the release clause in his [...]

Solano to Play Again for Peru Despite Criticizing Coach

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Nolberto Solano's has not played for his home country Peru for two years now - and we all remember the spat he and Bobby Robson had over his playing for Peru. Well - it looks like he will play again for them during the upcoming World Cup qualifications. We are not sure that's good for either [...]

Goalkeeper Tim Krul to Leave Newcastle in The Summer

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According to various reports floating around it looks very likely that Tim Krul will be sent out on loan next season - although where he will end up is not yet decided. The Dutch press says that Roda JC are hoping to sign Newcastle's third string goalkeeper on loan for next season. Newcastle's Young Goalkeeper Tim Krul The [...]

Major Newcastle News Stories - June 9th - 2007

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Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today - in no particular order of priority. A good story today that England players will donate their England match fees to charity and therefore give around ₤1M to charity over the next year. This is a good move and David Beckham's manager is [...]

Sam To Tempt Middlesbrough’s Woodgate Back to Newcastle?

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With the capture of Mark Viduka, the appointment of Sam Allardyce as manager – and the take-over of the club by English Billionaire Mike Ashley – Newcastle should be able to attract talented players once more to Tyneside. Middlesbrough players like Mark Schwarzer have expressed disappointment that the club couldn't keep their top goalscorer – [.

Sam Seems Sure He Can Handle Barton at Newcastle

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Sam Allardyce is hopeful Joey Barton's move to Newcastle will go through in the next couple of days. Joey chose to sign for Newcastle earlier this week without even talking to West Ham United – who were also interested. Sam talked about Barton's transfer and his past boorish behavior yesterday. A Smiling Confident Big Sam Sam [...]

Newcastle Transfer News on Ben Haim, Rosehnal and Baines

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Sam Allardyce – after a very successful first week at Newcastle - when he moved Mark Viduka and Joey Barton in for ₤5.5M – and moved our captain Scott Parker out for ₤7M – will now look at Newcastle's much-maligned defense, and work on bringing in the players to fix Newcastle's leaky defense once and [...]

Mike Ashley to take Newcastle to the Top - To The Very Top

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The next step has been taken by English Billionaire Mike Ashley in his attempt to take Newcastle United PLC private by buying at least 90% of the shares in the club. Having agreed earlier this week to purchase Chairman Freddy Shepherd's 29.8% holding for £37.6M - coupled with the purchase of Sir John Hall's 41.6% share [...]

Mark Viduka on Newcastle - New Era and Good Times Ahead

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As we had reported yesterday – Mark Viduka talked in glowing terms of Big Sam when he discussed coming to Newcastle. He has since added to those comments and talked about the dawning of a new era at Newcastle. Mark Viduka Mark had this to say about why he chose Newcastle (over Middlesbrough) and how he thinks [...]

Newcastle’s Likely Squad - Who Else Do We Need?

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For this article we are going to assume that we have Joey Barton, Mark Viduka, David Rosehnal, Leighton Baines, Derek Boateng and Tal Ben Haim at the club. Barton and Viduka have arrived and we are fairly confident we can get the remaining four players in – some imminently. We will not look at the squad we [...]

Newcastle Can Capture Freddie Ljungberg from Arsenal

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There are reports circulating again that Newcastle may be after Freddie Ljungberg the Arsenal mid-field player. No way to know right now if there is truth to this but Freddie would be a good addition to the squad and provide some experience as an attacking midfielder at Newcastle. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is apparently ready [...]

Sam Speaks: Pre-Season and Poor Training Facilities at Newcastle

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When Sam Allardyce arrived at Newcastle we were in the final stages of negotiating a place in the Amsterdam tournament to compete with Ajax, Lazio and Athletico Madrid – but at the last moment Arsenal were chosen as the fourth team – which did not please Big Sam. Sam has again talked at length to Luke [...]

Major Newcastle New Stories - June 8th - 2007

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Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today - in no particular order of priority. There's some news about Big Sam being after Wes Brown yet the Journal says that's not true - maybe for a change this is one player Big Sam is not after - we'll have to wait [...]

Newcastle Transfer News on Viduka, Ben Haim and Rosehnal

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Mark Viduka beat Joey Barton to it this afternoon and after passing his medical at St. James' Park he signed on the dotted line for Newcastle. The paper work is keeping Barton from being a Newcastle player but we also expect David Rosehnal and Ben Tal Haim to become Newcastle players within the next few days. [...]

Allardyce Speaks at Length about Joey Barton

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Sam Allardyce has talked at length about his first acquisition at Newcastle – Joey Barton. While Joey is a good player his past antics have put a big question mark over this signing. We had so much trouble with players acting stupidly during the Bobby Robson era we certainly don't want to see any more of [...]

Shepherd to Sell Shares - Ashley’s TakeOver of Newcastle Now Certain

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Newcastle Chairman Freddy Shepherd has finally agreed to sell his 29.8% stake in Newcastle United PLC to Mike Ashley for £37.6M. This is good news because it immediately gives Ashley over 70% ownership of the club, and we cannot think of anything now that can stop Ashley finally getting over 90% of the club so he [...]

Major Newcastle News Stories - June 7th - 2007 - Ashley Takes Over

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Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today - in no particular order of priority. Well - the really big news - and very good news for Newcastle is that Freddy Shepherd has agreed to sell his shares to Mike Ashley. Newcastle now have the chance to challenge the big [...]

Big Sam Talks About Owen and Dyer at Newcastle

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Sam Allardyce talked again today about two players at Newcastle who seem to be in his plans for the future – Michael Owen and Kieron Dyer – our two current England Internationals. It's still uncertain whether both or neither will be at the club once the season kicks off in August. Michael Owen This is what Allardyce [...]

Newcastle’s Foreign Transfers in Last Decade Have Been Pathetic

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We were asked to review the foreign transfers Newcastle have made in the past - and after reviewing buys starting in the Kevin Keegan era what comes across era and what comes across is that he was the only manager who was successful with bringing in foreign players. Here we review 25 foreign transfers and [...]

Barton Meets with Allardyce, Shepherd and Ashley

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News today that when Joey Barton was in Newcastle yesterday he met with Sam Allardyce at St. James Park and then went to visit Freddy Shepherd at his home in Jesmond. Both made him feel he was really wanted by the club and Joey was only too pleased to commit to Newcastle. Current Chairman Shepherd [...]

Major Newcastle News Stories - June 6th - 2007

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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 almost signed Joey Barton - which is the big news today - but we also think there will be a flood of players arriving at Newcastle within the next week. The big news today [...]

Joey Barton Chooses Newcastle - More Players on the Way

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Once we heard yesterday that Joey Barton was undergoing a medical we thought that was excellent news - because you only have a medical when you are going to sign for the club. Joey Barton The fact that Joey had agreed to meet with West Ham was a little puzzling but the good news that broke [...]

Allardyce to Play Kieron Dyer at Right Back

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Kieron Dyer is not unaccustomed to playing right back. He made his debut in 1999 for England against Luxembourg in that position - and set up a goal in the first half for Alan Shearer in that game - after moving at speed down the right wing and laying one on for Alan. He has also [...]

Newcastle Transfer News on Barton, Viduka and Rosehnal

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There is news that Joey Barton has been in Newcastle for the last couple of days working out a deal with Newcastle and this afternoon underwent a medical. Although we still have competition from West Ham we expect Joey to be a Newcastle player before the end of the week. It is still rather unusual for [...]

Steve Howey Talks About Sam’s Methods and Motivational Qualities

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Steve Howey, Newcastle's 35 year old former center back – who was born in Sunderland (of all places) – has been talking to the Evening Chronicle about Sam Allardyce and his methods. After playing for Newcastle from 1989-2000 Steve went on to play for Manchester City, Leicester City, Bolton Wanderers, New England Revolution (in America's MLS) [..

Major Newcastle News Stories - June 5th, 2007 - Viduka on Way

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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 agreed in principle to sign Mark Viduka - which is good news for us today. Almost official news today that Mark Viduka will be joining Newcastle. icteeside reports that Mark has agreed in principle [...]

Big Sam Must Fix Injury Fiasco at Newcastle to be Successful

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One of the things that intrigues Newcastle fans about Sam Allardyce is his commitment to science to get players fit so they can play the game of football to their maximum capabilities. We all know how successful he's been at Bolton where they had the lowest injury rate in the Premiership – while at Newcastle [...]

Mike Ashley Takes Next Step in Newcastle Take-Over Attempt

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Mike Ashley continues behind the scenes activities to acquire Newcastle United PLC – and while there have been stories that he already has acquired as much as 54% of the shares - we don't think that's true because by law this (50% and 75% acquisitions) has to be announced formally. The Ashley offer to all remaining [...]

Czech David Rozehnal on His Way to Newcastle

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As we reported in our story a few days ago Newcastle were seriously bidding for Czech Republic international David Rozehnal – and we indicated this deal could be wrapped up very quickly since Rozehnal was to decide between Borussia Dortmund and Newcastle over the weekend. It looks like this deal may be wrapped up in [...]

Allardyce Will Get Best Out Of Newcastle Squad

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Sam Allardyce is committed to getting the very best out of the squad he has inherited at Newcastle. That's good news because it's not since Bobby Robson was at the club that the best has been brought out of the players. It will be a nice change to see all players giving their maximum [...]

Joey Barton Joining Newcastle To Win Trophies

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Joey Barton looks certain to join Newcastle, probably later today – and he gave an interview to the Evening Chronicle this morning – where he talks of his reputation and his ambition to win trophies. Obviously Joey is coming to the right place. Joey Barton Here's what Joey had to say this morning: "Through [...]

Allardyce Forces Parker Out - Barton Moves In

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Very strange news being reported today that Scott Parker. Newcastle's captain doesn't want to leave Tyneside for West Ham - and wants to remain at the club as club captain. This is a surprise because we had thought that Scott and/or his wife wanted to return to their London base – but that doesn't seem [...]

Newcastle Major News Stories - June 4th, 2997

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Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today - in no particular order of priority. Major news is that Scott Parker does not want to leave Newcastle but seems to be being forced out by Sam Allardyce. This dominates the reports today. Strange news today being reported that Scott Parker does not [...]

Newcastle Transfer News on Karadeniz, Jaures and Capaca

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The News of the World today reports that Sam Allardyce is attracted to two players playing in the French league. Center-back Claudio Cacapa, 31, is available on a free transfer from champions Lyon, and Jean-Sebastien Jaures would cost the Magpies around £700k from Auxerre. There have also been several reports that Newcastle are linked with [...]

Who Should Be Newcastle’s Captain Next Season?

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Now that Scott Parker seems certain to join West Ham - Big Sam will need to appoint someone to be captain of the side for next season. Let's take a look at some of the candidates. Former Captain Scott Parker Since there are still quite a few players to be arriving it could well be one of [...]

Newcastle Transfer News on Baines, Ben Haim and Viduka

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There are reports that suggest some of the deals we thought were tied up are back in play - at least according to the papers. Are these reports true or is it another attempt to sell papers - here's what we think. Sam - Oh Have I Missed Him? Newcastle seemed to be well in front in [...]

Selfish Shepherd to Battle Ashley over Newcastle Takeover

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Newcastle's unpopular chairman Freddy Shepherd seems determined to resist Mike Ashley's takeover bid for Newcastle PLC. While most fans wish Shepherd would go away – gracefully – it is looking increasingly likely that Shepherd will resist the takeover. A Hagard Freddy Shepherd last Week Shepherd's prior reasoning that he would sell his shares if it was in [.

Major Newcastle News Stories - June 3rd, 2007

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Here are some of the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today - in no particular order of priority. There is a lot of transfer speculation associated with Newcastle and also news on the takeover by Mike Ashley. Albert Luque is reported in the Sunday Sun to have lodged a civil court claim [...]

Sir Les Speaks Glowingly of Viduka and Sam’s Setup

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The great Sir Les Ferdinand - a real gentleman - has been talking to the Evening Chronicle and he gave a long interview to Lee Ryder yesterday. We'll take a look at what Les says - but it's obvious he thinks Viduka is a great signing and that Big Sam will do really well at Newcastle. The [...]

Just How Many Center Backs are Newcastle After ?

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News today that Newcastle may be after Phil Jagielka of Sheffield United. He certainly played well last season in the Premiership - but just how many center backs are we really after ? In case it's Jagielka - let's take a look at him. Phil Jagielka - already in B/W Stripes We've been linked with Campbell, Distin, [...]

Allardyce Speaks To His Methods - Barton Discusses Exciting Newcastle

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Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce again talked to Lee Ryder of the Evening Chronicle yesterday and explained how his behind the scenes techniques works for players. Also - now that the transfer window is open (June 1st) - we may see some of Sam's new players coming into Newcastle. Sam will be at his desk at Newcastle Monday [...]

Major Newcastle News Stories - 2nd June 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 Titus Bramble will be signing for Wigan Athletic on Monday in new manager Chris Hutchings first signing for the club. Bramble was at Newcastle for five years since Bobby Robson signed him [...]

Newcastle Transfer News on Butt, Dyer and Anelka

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There are some new reports on who may come and go at Newcastle United this season. Of course Newcastle - even more than usual - will be linked with almost every player who hints at a move - given we have a new manager and a potential new owner with deep pockets. Here are three [...]

Allardyce Battles Borussia Dortmund for Czech Defender Rozehnal

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Newcastle United have joined the race to sign Czech Republic and PSV center-back David Rozehnal. Sam Allardyce is a big admirer of the Czech and tried to sign him for Bolton only last January. Once Sam heard he was available he's gone after him – and this deal may be completed quickly. Czech Center-Back David Rozehnal [...]

Top Players Sam Should Now Bring to Newcastle for ₤45M?

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The players Big Sam is looking at right now will not cost too much - we'll go through the figures in this article. What we'd like to do is see who are the top players that Sam should be looking to bring into the club - once he has brought the free transfers in - and [...]

Major Newcastle News Stories - 1st June 2007 - Parker Gone!

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Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today - in no particular order of priority. Scott Parker is no longer a Newcastle player as news broke this morning that he has moved for $7M to West Ham - we are sorry to see Scott leave. At this time of the year the [...]

The Players Sam Allardyce is Bringing to Newcastle

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You can't accuse Big Sam of letting the grass grow beneath his feet – and he certainly has a number of players he is after – some of which look very likely to join Newcastle. We thought we'd look at the most likely candidates to join Newcastle United during the summer. Sam Allardyce The first group are [...]

Who Sould Sam Still Dump at Newcastle?

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Sam is starting to identify the players he is bringing into the club for next season but we believe there are still some players who need to be mopved out. This may not happen until August after Sam has had a look at some of them. Of course before then some players may seek pastures anew [...]