Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2008

Doninger Impresses as Keegan At Reserves Win

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Newcastle United reserves played themselves through to the last four of the Northumberland Senior Cup on Wednesday night, when they beat North Shields at the Ralph Gardner Park 3-0. Mark Doninger - England youngster scored two great goals for Reserves

More Youngsters Arriving At Newcastle

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We may not be signing many first team players in January, but Newcastle United have moved quickly to snap up some great looking youngsters. Chris Mort with our New Recruitment Team - more youngsters arriving

Press Negative about Newcastle - What’s New?

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Kevin Keegan has come to Newcastle, is in charge for three games, has one draw and two defeats, and things seem to be as bad as ever. Kevin Keegan - popular press far too negative on new Keegan era

Spanner In Works Of Alvares Deal

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The strange move of Álvaro from Levante to Newcastle United has been held up as they have failed to agree on a compensation package. Levante's Alvaro marking Fernando Torres

Keegan Puts Damper On Transfers

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Kevin Keegan is putting a damper on any Newcastle talk of bringing in new players. Chris Mort and Kevin Keegan - no joy in transfer market

Faye and Beye Could Be Back For Sunday

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We may be seeing Habib Beye and Abdoulaye Faye back before too long as they play South Africa tomorrow night and anything but a win will see them excluded from the tournament. Abdoulaye Faye - Senegal could be eliminated tomorrow night

Spanner In Works Of Alvaro Deal

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The strange move of Álvaro from Levante to Newcastle United has been held up as Levante and the player have failed to agree on a compensation package. Levante's Alvaro marking Fernando Torres

Levante’s Alvaro Says He’s Signing For Newcastle

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Levante center-back Alvaro has confirmed he is on the brink of signing for Newcastle United. Alvaro - says he signing for Newcastle United

Keegan - Things Will Take Time

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Newcastle United have not won in the league since December 15th and have not scored in four successive games against Premier League sides. Kevin Keegan - needs a bit of time

Why Are Newcastle After Alvaro?

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The question of why are we buying Alvaro from Levante is a good one, that Newcastle fans will probably be asking today. Alvaro - why are we after him?

Keegan - We Showed Lots of Character

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Kevin Keegan talked to Sky Sports after the game tonight, and said he was glad to have Barton back in the side. Kevin Keegan - team still lacking confidence

Newcastle’s Jimenez May Still Capture Barnes

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Tony Jimenez, newly appointed as Vice President of Player Recruitment at Newcastle, was busy on the telephone to Derby County yesterday, trying to acquire the services of their 19 year-old midfielder Giles Barnes. Chairman Chris Mort with Jiminez, Wise and Vetere

HT: Arsenal 1 Newcastle United 0

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Newcastle United have tried to contain a very good Arsenal side, but as Arsenal increased the pressure throughout the first half, Adebayor finally put the Londoners ahead, with a fine header from 6 yards out following a breakaway and [...]

FT: Arsenal 3 Newcastle United 0 - Newcastle Lose Again

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Newcastle ended up 3-0 losers again at the Emirates tonight when they were well beaten by a very good Arsenal side.

Observations On the Arsenal Defeat Tonight

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Here are some observations on our defeat tonight against Arsenal at the Emirates.

Are Newcastle Really After Brazilian Alvaro?

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Newcastle United manager Kevin Keegan is said to be trying to bring the 28 year-old Brazilian center-back, Alvaro, to Tyne-side, according to Setanta Sports. Alvaro - odd way of marking Fernando Torres

Arsenal vs Newcastle United Teams - Enrique Injured

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Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan makes just one change to the side which was beaten in the FA Cup fourth round 3-0 at the Emirates on Saturday. Jose Enrique misses out at left back, because of a late injury, and David [...]

Jewell Says No To Newcastle

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Newcastle seem to be having no luck in the transfer market, as the verbal bid for 19 year-old Giles Barnes that we made yesterday, was turned down today by Derby County. Giles Barnes - Newcastle bid rejected

Arsenal vs Newcastle United - Preview of Game

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Joey Barton will very likely be one of the substitutes tonight as Kevin Keegan tries to get by with a limited squad for the important game at Arsenal tonight.

Newcastle Make Bid For Giles Barnes

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Not sure whether this is a made up story but we hope it's true - the Daily Mirror is reporting today that Newcastle United have made an offer for Derby County's 19 year-old Giles Barnes. Giles Barnes - Newcastle have placed bid for player?

Newcastle Statement on Wise and Other Appointments

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Here is the Official statement on Dennis Wise's appointment at the club plus some additional appointments. Chris Mort - putting solid structure in place at Newcastle

Keegan Wants Ameobi To Be Like Adebayor

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It looks like Kevin Keegan likes Shola Ameobi, and Shola will get plenty of chances to prove he is made of the right stuff before the end of the season. However, we don't think he's anywhere near the class of Emmanuel Adebayor of Arsenal. Shola Ameobi - can he get better under Keegan?

Keegan - Meaningful Transfers In The Summer

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Kevin Keegan and his squad head back to the Emirates for tonight's league game against Arsenal, and it's looking like nobody will be coming through the January transfer window before Friday morning. Kevin Keegan - meaningful transfers will happen in the summer

Newcastle After Czech Midfielder

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Newcastle are trying to beat Juventus to the signing of Czech 20 year-old midfielder Lubos Kalouda. Lubos Kalouda - 20 year old Czech star midfielder

Keegan To Players - Give Me 90 Minutes This Time

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Kevin Keegan has told his players to show him what they've got before the end of the season. Kevin Keegan - wants something out of Arsenal game tonight

Keegan – This is My Best Ever Squad

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Kevin Keegan will be concentrating fully on the first team and the first team results, as others are brought in to help with the running of other parts of the Newcastle United Football club. Kevin Keegan - truly believes he has his best ever squad in place

Barton Substitute at Emirates Tomorrow

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Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan has confirmed this afternoon that Joey Barton will return to the Newcastle United substitutes bench, for tomorrow night's league game at Arsenal. Joey Barton - on bench tomorrow night at the Emirates

Things Getting Better Every Day - Duff

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Damien Duff, who – dare we say it – is starting to show us his old form these days, thinks that Newcastle United are getting better by the day, under new manager Kevin Keegan. Damien Duff - playing very well since his return from injury

Arsene Laughs Off Woodgate Bid

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Arsene Wenger was quick to rule out any rumors that Arsenal are interested in Jonathan Woodgate. Arsene Wenger - no Woodgate interest

Wise Appointed Newcastle’s Assistant Manager?

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Leeds United have officially confirmed they have agreed a compensation package with Newcastle United for coach Dennis Wise. Dennis is coming to the club, but there seems to be confusion as to what his appointment is - but we think it's as Assistant Manager to Kevin. Dennis Wise - Newcastle United's new Assistant Manager?

Wise Appointed to Executive Management Role

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Newcastle United have clarified the position Dennis Wise will take, and it's not as Director of Football or Assistant Manager, but a new one of an Executive Management role at Newcastle. Chris Mort - appointing Executive Management Positions at Newcastle

Viduka Back For Arsenal Game

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Mark Viduka will return to the Newcastle United side tomorrow night, when they return to the beautiful Emirates Stadium for tomorrow's Premier League game with Arsenal. Mark Viduka - will definitely feature against Arsenal tomorrow

Arsene Laughs Off Woodgate Bid

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Arsene Wenger was quick to rule out any rumors that Arsenal are interested in Jonathan Woodgate. Arsene Wenger - no Woodgate interest

Wise Offered Director of Football at Newcastle

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The Yorkshire Post is reporting today that Dennis Wise's future as Leeds United manager was in serious doubt, as Newcastle United are trying to get the 41-year-old to St James' Park to be their new Director of Football. Dennis Wise - new Director of Football at Newcastle United?

Arsenal Swoop For Woodgate

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Former Newcastle United defender Jonathan Woodgate is now also set to turn down Tottenham Hotspur in favor of a shock move to Arsenal, which is being reported today by Sky Sports. Jonathan Woodgate - now signing for Arsenal?

Barton Shouldn’t Play for Newcastle In Current Circumstances

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Kevin Keegan and Joey Barton are determined to turn the midfielder's current terrible situation with the law, into a positive one, for both the player and Newcastle United Football Club. Joey Barton - let himself and his club down badly

Keegan - Still Lots To Play For This Season

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The season is over for Newcastle United, in the sense that we cannot win anything this season, but there's still a lot the players have to play for – their jobs at Newcastle for one. Kevin Keegan - still lots to play for

One Player At Most This Week - Kevin

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Kevin Keegan, still surprised that Jonathan Woodgate chose not to come to Newcastle United, talked about the remaining days of the transfer window this week. Kevin Keegan - chance we'll get no players in at all

Michael Owen Sharp - We Don’t Think So

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Newcastle United manager Kevin Keegan believes Newcastle striker Michael Owen is looking very sharp, despite having only scored a single goal in his last eleven games. Michael Owen - nowhere near his best form

January Transfer Window Looking A Dud For Newcastle

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Kevin Keegan is readying the Newcastle fans that it's possible we'll get nobody in during the January transfer window, which ends at midnight this Thursday. Giles Barnes - Derby's exciting young 19 year old midfielder

Butt - Keegan Has Restored Belief at Newcastle

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Nicky Butt has given a long, but very good interview to the Newcastle Journal this morning. Nicky Butt - no panic buys please

Newcastle Lads Having No Luck In Africa

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Abdoulaye Faye scored for Senegal after 20 minutes last night, but the defeat against Angola leaves their Nations Cup hopes dim, having now picked up just one point from their first two games in the tournament. Abdoulaye Faye - scored after 20 minutes against Angola

Wise Offered Director of Football at Newcastle

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The Yorkshire Post is reporting today that Dennis Wise's future as Leeds United manager was in serious doubt, as Newcastle United are trying to get the 41-year-old to St James' Park to be their new Director of Football. Dennis Wise - new Director of Football at Newcastle United?

Little Chance of Newcastle Attracting Deco

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The Mail on Sunday is reporting that Barcelona's Deco says he wants to leave the club in the summer, if the club doesn't win any trophies this season. Deco - little chance of Newcastle getting Portuguese playmaker

Newcastle Interested In Giles Barnes

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The Daily Express is reporting that Newcastle United would like to bring in Derby County's Giles Barnes. Giles Barnes - Derby County's 6′0″ 19 year old midfielder

Arsenal 3 Newcastle 0 - Video Highlights

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Arsenal 3 Newcastle 0 - Video Highlights

Keegan Likes the Look of N’Zogbia

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Kevin Keegan has been somewhat impressed by some of the players he has inherited at the club since he joined a short 10 days ago. Chalres N'Zogbia - playing central midfield for Keegan the last two games

Newcastle Lose To Both Arsenal and Tottenham

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In a day we probably will not want to remember yesterday, we lost both the Arsenal game 3-0 and Jonathan Woodgate to Tottenham. Kevin Keegan - not a good day yesterday

Woodgate - No Shearer Was Reason To Reject Newcastle

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The Sunday Sun is reporting today that the reason Woodgate finally turned down Newcastle United is because Alan Shearer was not made Kevin Keegan's number 2. Jonathan Woodgate - wanted Shearer number 2 at Newcastle

Keegan Pleased - But Only With First Half Display

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After a bad day yesterday. when we lost to Arsenal 3-0 and lost out to Tottenham for Jonathan Woodgate, Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan was pleased with Newcastle's first half performance yesterday. Kevin Keegan - first half performance was very good

All Quiet On Newcastle Transfer Front

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There's just 4 days to go until the end of the January transfer window and with the breakdown of Jonathan Woodgate's transfer to Newcastle, it could be that we'll get nobody in during January. Chris Mort and Kevin Keegan - no movement in transfer market - yet

Keegan - Second Half Not Good Enough

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Newcastle United looked a very good team in the first half this afternoon, showing lots of confidence going forward. With some luck the Magpies could have been ahead at half time, but it was not to be. Claudio Cacapa - had best game of the season this afternoon

Shearer – We’ll Do What’s Right For Newcastle

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Alan Shearer talked about the discussion Alan and Kevin had about bringing Shearer into the club as assistant manager, last Thursday evening. Alan Shearer and Kevin Keegan

Woodgate Confusion!

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After seemingly choosing Newcastle over Tottenham Kevin Keegan said today that he did not expect Jonathan Woodgate to come to Newcastle United after all, and he's very disappointed. Jonathan Woodgate - Keegan says he's not coming back to Tyne-side

FT: Arsenal 3 Newcastle 0 - Magpies Go Down Fighting

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Newcastle United gave an excellent account of themselves in this tie in the first half but as the second half proegresseds Arsena; started to control and the class of Togo's Adbeyor was the difference this afternoon.

HT: Arsenal 0 Newcastle 0 - Magpies Attack Gunners

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In a game we half expected it's end to end stuff at the Emirates Stadium this afternoon, with Newcastle pushing Arsenal all the way in the first half of their 4th round FA Cup this afternoon.

Arsenal vs Newcastle Teams - Smith, Butt Start

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Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan has Nicky Butt and Alan Smith back from suspension and both start today against Arsenal. As expected Smith will partner Michale Owen up front and Butt replaces David Rozehnal as at defensive midfield. Emre is still missing [...]

Keegan, Mort Planning Longer Term on Transfers

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Kevin Keegan has talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning, and warned Newcastle fans not to expect too many players coming in during January. Kevin Keegan - don't expect too many players in January

Shearer Didn’t Want Number 2 Role at Newcastle

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Alan Shearer and Kevin Keegan had their long-awaited conversation on Thursday, and it seems the two of them had an amicable discussion, and Kevin probably went over with Alan exactly what his plans were for the club. At the end of it Alan decided he didn't want the number 2 role - at least for now. Alan [.

Keegan Still Wary of Using Barton

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Kevin Keegan had the option of playing Joey Barton in today's game at the Emirates, but decided against it. Joey Barton - strict bail conditions

Keegan May Give Youngsters Their Chance

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Kevin Keegan has been talking about the January transfer window, and if he cannot get the players he wants into the club, he could give a chance to some of our talented youngsters, through the end of the season. Kevin Keegan - could give youngsters a chance

Nigeria Draw Leaves Them Vulnerable

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Nigeria now have just a single point from their first 2 games in the African Cup of Nations as they could only draw with Mali in Sekondi last night. Oba Martins - played 45 minutes last night against Mali

Woodgate Prefers Return to Newcastle United

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Kevin Keegan and Newcastle United are said to be close to securing a deal for Middlesbrough defender Jonathan Woodgate. Jonathan Woodgate - said to want a return to Newcastle

Keegan Not After 0-0 Draw at Emirates

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Kevin Keegan will not ask his players today at the Emirates to sit back and try to force a 0-0 draw with Arsenal in the 4th round of the FA Cup. Kevin Keegan - will not curb players' natural attacking instincts

Woodgate - Decision Time, Spurs or Newcastle

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Jonathan Woodgate will have to choose between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur after Middlesbrough have accepted an £8M bid from Newcastle for the player.  Jonathan Woodgate - Tottenham or Newcastle ?

Arsenal vs Newcastle United - Preview of Game

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nufc-crest.png arsenal-fc-crest.png We have an important FA Cup 4th Round Cup Tie at the Emirates tomorrow and a Newcastle win against Arsenal may not be that much of a fantasy as it may have been a couple of weeks ago.

Keegan Confident About Arsenal Tie

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We face Arsenal tomorrow at an unusual time, after they were well beaten by north London rivals Tottenham 5-1 in the Carling Cup semi-final, on Tuesday night. Kevin Keegan - confident about game tomorrow

Newcastle Captaincy Good For Owen

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Michael Owen has always said he would love to be the Newcastle United captain, and we think there are many benefits to Michael staying captain at the moment. Michael Owen - good thing to be Newcastle's captain right now

Shearer Will Not Be Newcastle Number 2

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Kevin Keegan has revealed he talked at length to Alan Shearer last night. but says the job he offered Alan was not as Assistant Manager, his number 2. Kevin Keegan - Shearer will not be his Assistant Manager

Benfica’s Oscar Cardozo Interesting Newcastle

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Another player Newcastle United may be interested in, either for the January transfer window, or in the summer is striker Óscar ‘Tacuara' Cardozo. Oscar Cardozo - reported interest by Newcastle

Newcastle and Tottenham Battle for Woodgate

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Middlesbrough have now let it be known they are willing to listen to offers for Jonathan Woodgate, their 28-year-old local center-back. Jonathan Woodgate - wanted by Newcastle and Tottenham

67% Want Shearer as Keegan’s Assistant Manager

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Alan Shearer returns from his visit to Africa some time today, and we expect Kevin Keegan to talk to Alan and finally decide whether it would be fitting to have Alan as assistant manager. Alan Shearer - returns from Africa this week

Tim Krul Out For Up To 3 Months

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Bad new today after it was revealed that Tim Krul, Newcastle United's on loan goalkeeper faces yup to 3 months out with a shoulder injury he picked up in saving a penalty for Falkirk against Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup in mid-week. 19 year-old Tim Krul - out up to 3 months

Oba Offered Vastly Improved Deal at Newcastle

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Obafemi Martins has reportedly been offered a £25M deal to stay at Newcastle until 2013. Oba Martins - glad to stay at Newcastle United long term

Chimbonda Wants To Join Keegan at Newcastle

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Unsettled Pascal Chimbonda is reported to be anxious to end his Tottenham days and join Kevin Keegan's revolution at Newcastle. Pascal Chimbonda - wants to join Keegan at Newcastle United

Add Croatian Modric to Newcastle List

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Another player that is said to be interesting Newcastle United is Croatian midfielder Luka Modric, according to the Sun today. Luka Modric - central midfield playmaker or left winger

Rozehnal Looking for Arsenal Win Saturday

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David Rozehnal had a decent game in the midfield holding role last Saturday, and is looking forward to our next two games, both away to Arsenal at the Emirates this Saturday in the FA Cup 4th round, and then on Tuesday in the Premier League. David Rozehnal - center-back filled in defensive midfield last Saturday

Shearer Candidate for Southampton Manager Job

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Alan Shearer has reportedly joined Glenn Hoddle, as one of the favorites, to take over from George Burley as manager of Southampton Football Club. Alan Shearer - potential manager opportunity at old club Southampton

Keegan - Taylor Was Tremendous last Saturday

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Kevin Keegan thinks he has a great player in the making in local boy Steven Taylor and has thought that Taylor would be a top player for quite a while now. Steven Taylor - great future for youngster

Mort So Impressed with Keegan Enthusiasm

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Chris Mort has been impressed with the way Kevin Keegan has gone about his job as new Newcastle United manager in the last 6 days. Chris Mort - impressed with enthusiasm of Kevin Keegan

Barton Back In Newcastle Squad for Arsenal?

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Kevin Keegan plans to recall Joey Barton to his squad for the FA Cup 4th round tie at Arsenal on Saturday. Joey Barton - could be recalled for Saturday's game

Transfer Updates on Woodgate and Pandev

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Newcastle United are keen to tie up Lazio's Macedonian striker Goran Pandev and the news that Manchester City's Bianchi could be signing on loan for the Rome club, could well help that deal be completed. Goran Pandev - could be arriving on Tyneside

Pascal Chimbonda Interesting Newcastle United

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Another player who can be added to the list of those Newcastle United are pursuing in January, is Tottenham's right back Pascal Chimbonda. Pascal Chimbonda - French International on Newcastle's list

Newcastle Signing Jonathan Woodgate

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Sky Sports News understands that Newcastle United have opened talks to take 28 year-old Jonathan Woodgate back to the Tyneside, and they are at an advanced stage. Middlesbrough are also willing to let their center-back leave the club for around £9M. Jonathan Woodgate - holding talks at Newcastle

Keegan Like One of Us - Rozehnal

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David Rozehnal was bought by Sam Allardyce during the summer for £2.8M from PSG seems almost certain that new manager Kevin Keegan will turn the club's fortunes around. David Rozehnal - finally played in center midfield last Saturday

Keegan - Give Fans a Team to Shout About!

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Kevin Keegan has told his players they will receive a warm and noisy reception for every game, if they start playing well and play to their capabilities, and prove to the Newcastle faithful how much the famous club means to them. Kevin Keegan - give Newcastle a team worth supporting

Woodgate Added to Newcaste Targets

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One of the best English center-backs in the country is Jonathan Woodgate, who was at Newcastle United when Bobby Robson was manager, so why isn't he a player we are after in the January transfer window? Jonathan Woodgate - nothing happening at Middlesbrough

Newcastle Bid for Lazio’s Goran Pandev

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Newcastle United manager Kevin Keegan is now reported to be after Goran Pandev, the Lazio striker who himself has announced today, there is an offer from the Tyneside club. Goran Pandev - 6′0″ Macedonian International striker wanted by Newcastle?

Newcastle Now Interested in Dean Ashton

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We were just waiting for this one to happen as the Daily Mirror says Newcastle United are now interested in West Ham's Dean Ashton, in a deal thought to be around £7M. That would be a decent price for the Swindon-born 6′2″ 24 year old. Dean Ashton - Newcastle interested again in striker

Transfer Time Running Out For Newcastle

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Newcastle United have not signed any senior players in the January transfer window, and time is quickly running out with a short 8 days left in the January window for Keegan to add reinforcements to his Newcastle United squad. Kevin Keegan - working hard with his staff to bring in new players

Spurs Demolish Arsenal 5-1, Hope for Newcastle

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Tottenham Hotspur under new manager Ramos are quickly turning around their season and not only are they now above Newcastle in the league but they reached the Carling Cup final last night with an emphatic 5-1 win over Arsenal. Bendtner and Adebayor at war at White Hart Lane

Viduka Not in Aussie Squad - Contemplating Retirement

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Mark Viduka has been left out of Australia's preliminary squad for the World Cup qualifier against Qatar next month. Mark Viduka - played 43 times for Australia since 1994

No Success For Newcastle’s African Players

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It looks like our players are not having too much luck in the African Cup of Nations. Geremi - Cameroon beaten 4-2 by Egypt last night

Tim Krul Injures Shoulder Saving Penalty

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Tim Krul's chances of progressing in the Scottish Cup were ended last night when Falkirk were beaten 3-1 by Aberdeen, in a 4th round replay. Tim Krul - 6′2″ goalkeeper injured saving penalty last night

Carroll Hat-Trick, Kadar Impresses, Reserves Win 5-0

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The Newcastle first team may not have attacked the way Kevin Keegan would have liked last Saturday against Bolton, but the Reserves tonight were impressive, as they beat Middlesbrough 5-0 at the Riverside. Newcastle's 19 year-old striker Andy Carroll, recently returned from a 6 month loan spell at Preston North End, grabbed a hat trick and [.

Keegan is Symbol at Newcastle - Martins

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Oba Martins played the first 79 minutes for Nigeria against the Ivory Coast, yesterday but a late great goal by Chelsea star Salomon Kalou, was enough to beat Nigeria 1-0. Oba Martins - excited about Kevin Keegan at Newcastle

Add Peter Crouch To Newcastle’s Targets

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News broke today that Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan may be looking to bring in Peter Crouch, Liverpool's hugely under-rated striker, who stands 6′7" tall. Peter Crouch - scored 14 times for England in 24 appearances

Portugal’s Tiago and Brazil’s Gilberto Available

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BBC Sports is reporting today that Tottenham are closing in on a double transfer of Portuguese midfielder Tiago and Brazilian left-back Gilberto. Tiago, former Chelsea player at Juventus this season

Alan Shearer Saga Needs To End

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Alan Shearer has been talking to the press on what he can and cannot do in football management, and he says today he could manage a club other than Newcastle. We think everybody knows that. Alan Shearer - could decide to manage another club

Shearer Meets Fan in Uganda and Scores Brace

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It's always good to see Newcastle United players (past and present) doing their work for charity, and it's nice to see that Alan Shearer is still doing Charity work, this time in Uganda. Alan Shearer - in Uganda for Sport Relief

Keegan Wants Defensive Reinforcements

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Kevin Keegan seems determined to bring in an experienced center-back in January, if he can manage to sign the right player, in the next 9 days. Daniel van Buyten - seems to want Newcastle move

Tamas Kadar - Star In The Making

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With all the excitement going on over the last week, about Kevin Keegan's return to Newcastle United, we haven't covered the acquisition of Tamas Kadar, our new 17 year old defender from Hungary who signed for us late last week. Tamas Kadar - moved to Newcastle from Zalaegerszegi

Keegan Arrival Massive Lift - Alan Smith

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Alan Smith is just delighted that Kevin Keegan has become the manager again at Newcastle United. Alan Smith - excited to see keegan manage Newcastle United

Mort Admits to (Another) Transition Season

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Newcastle Chairman Chris Mort has admitted this season will be a transitional one for Newcastle, after changing managers in January. Chris and Kevin - transitional season for Newcastle says Chairman

Are Newcastle In For Liverpool’s Riise?

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John Arne Riise was tonight surprisingly left out of the Liverpool side against Aston Villa at Anfield, and was not even included as a substitute, raising the possibility he could be sold in the January transfer window. John Arene Riise - are Liverpool willing to let the Norwegian leave Anfield?

Rozehnal Happy and Sol May Be Coming

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Our Czech 6′3" defender David Rozehnal seems happy that Kevin Keegan has taken over at Newcastle, and there are some growing rumors in the South, that Sol Campbell may be on his way to Tyneside. David Rozehnal - Keegan already given squad confidence

Michael Owen To Remain Captain For Now

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The Newcastle Evening Chronicle is reporting that Kevin Keegan has told Michael Owen he intends to keep him as captain of Newcastle United, at least for the time being. Michael Owen - captaincy will be confidence boost for England striker

Kevin Works His Man Management Magic

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Kevin Keegan wants to get the best out of Shola Ameobi at Newcastle United and he's hoping that Michael Owen can help him do this. Kevin Keegan - trying to get the best our of Michael and Shola

Keegan Wants Three Top Players in January

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Kevin Keegan talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning, and said he wants three quality players in January, but it's uncertain whether he will be able to get them all. Kevin Keegan - wants 3 top players in January

Are Newcastle Still After Russian Captain?

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Russian captain Andrei Arshavin has been tracked by Sam Allardyce during the last couple of months, and there were even reports that Sam may have wanted to sign the Russian in January. Andrei Arshavin - Russian captain wants to play in England

Nicky Shorey in Mix at Newcastle

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We could have almost forecast that some paper in January would say Newcastle United was after Nicky Shorey, the strong Reading left back, and the Independent today says we are. Nicky Shorey - solid left back at Reading

Ameobi Now Hoping For Newcastle Stay

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Shola Ameobi is just one player that is delighted that Kevin Keegan has returned to manage Newcastle United, and he's hoping that will help to save his career at the club. Shola Ameobi - hopes to extend Newcastle career under Keegan

Barry Robson Could Be Keegan’s First Signing

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Of all the players we have been linked with since Kevin Keegan arrived back at the club the most surprising is Barry Robson, the captain of Dundee United. Barry Robson - Keegan's first signing of new regime?

Keegan Immediately Taken to Ashley

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Kevin Keegan met Newcastle Owner Mike Ashley for the first time last Wednesday morning, and it seems like Kevin immediately took to the new owner, who surprisingly seems to have very little ego, given he's a Billionaire. Kevin Keegan - back home and waving to crowd on Saturday

Cannot Get Excited About Football We Played - Keegan

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Newcastle United manager boss Kevin Keegan will only bring those players into the club in January who he thinks can improve the team and take them to the next level. And he admits the fans could hardly have been excited by last Saturday's performance. Kevin Keegan - common sense from the boss

Keegan Wants Three Top Players in January

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Kevin Keegan talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning, and said he wants three quality players in January, but it's uncertain whether he will be able to get them all. Kevin Keegan - wants 3 top players in January

Keegan and Shearer To Decide End of Week

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Alan Shearer and Kevin Keegan will decide after Alan gets back from Uganda, whether or not Shearer will be part of Kevin's back room staff at Newcastle United. Alan Shearer - will he be number 2 at Emirates on Saturday?

Micah Richards and van Buyton on Keegan Radar

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The Newcastle Sunday Sun is reporting today that Newcastle United have launched a bid to bring Manchester City and England defender Micah Richards to the club. Micah Richards - played for Keegan at Manchester City

Owen Already On Board Keegan BandWagon

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It looks as if Newcastle's manager Kevin Keegan has already convinced Michael Owen, about the great future ahead for Newcastle United. Michael Owen already convinced about great things ahead for Newcastle United

Newcastle Could Create Director of Football

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There is news in the Mail on Sunday this morning, that Leeds United boss Dennis Wise is being linked with Newcastle United as a potential Director of Football, in a new position to be created at the club. Chris Mort - probably behind Director of Football Position

Keegan - Newcastle Not in Any Trouble

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Bolton came yesterday determined not to concede a goal and that's all they seemed to be interested in. In the program notes, Keegan also made sure everybody didn't believe press reports that this club is in trouble. Kevin Keegan - trouble - this is not trouble

Good Things About Bolton Game - Keegan

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Kevin Keegan got the expected hero's welcome from the Newcastle fans yesterday but didn't manage to produce the expected result, as Newcastle could only draw with Bolton Wanderers. But he still thinks there were some good things to take from the game. Kevin Keegan - hailing the fans yesterday before the game

Keegan, Shearer Must Talk Privately - Not Through Press

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Kevin Keegan seems like he will accept Alan Shearer at Newcastle as his assistant manager, but Kevin has to make sure Alan will accept the job under Kevin's conditions - because he's the boss. Kevin Keegan - being introduced to the crowd yesterday

Freddie Fletcher Wants Keegan-Shearer Partnership

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Freddie Fletcher, the former chief executive of Newcastle United, who left the club in 20000 and brought Keegan back to Newcastle almost 16 years ago, thinks a Keegan-Shearer potential partnership is a great opportunity for the two of them. Freddie Fletcher - former chief executive at Newcastle United

Are Newcastle After Michael Carrick? - Hope So!

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The Daily Star is today saying that Newcastle United are set to launch an £18M bid for Michael Carrick of Manchester United. Michael Carrick - local lad said to be target of Newcastle United - great!!

Keegan Starting The Search For New Players

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Kevin Keegan's return to St James' Park has the City of Newcastle Upon Tyne in an excitement it hasn't experienced since the last time Kevin was at the club. Now Kevin will be looking for new players to bring into the club in January and compiling a dossier of players he will move for [...]

Marek Cech Wants Newcastle Move

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FC Porto's left-back Marek Cech is attracting the interest of Premiership clubs Newcastle United and Wigan Athletic but he admits openly that it's Newcastle that really interests him. Marek Cech - Porto's left back wants move to Newcastle

Things Will Only Get Better - Keegan

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Kevin Keegan was disappointed this afternoon when his Newcastle United side failed to earn a win his comeback game after being away from the club for 11 years. Kevin Keegan - manager disappointed for the Geordie fans

Ameobi - Fantastic to Have Keegan

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Shola Ameobi played his first game for Newcastle United this afternoon since the Carling Cup defeat against Arsenal in September. Shola Ameobi - partnered Owen up front today but had little impact

Reflections on Newcastle Bolton Game

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It wasn't an exciting game today, but what was good to see was Newcastle pressing Bolton in the second half, when the lads attacked Bolton continuously, but really lacked a cutting edge up front. Here are some reflections on the game.

FT: Newcastle 0 Bolton 0 - Newcastle Unlucky

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Newcastle United camped out in the Bolton Wanderers half, in the last 45 minutes this afternoon, but were unable to get the goal that would have given Newcastle a well earned victory.

HT: Newcastle 0 Bolton 0 - Magpies Struggling

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The fact that Newcastle have 6 central midfielders missing today with Faye, Geremi, Butt, Barton, Emre and Smith all missing for different reasons, tells the story of the first half. Bolton are winning the midfield battle and are seeing far too much possession, from a Magpies viewpoint.

Newcastle Can Be Popular World Wide

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It's not just the Newcastle fans who are going wild about the return of Kevin Keegan to manage Newcastle United. Newcastle Chairman and Manager - Chris Mort and Kevin Keegan

Newcastle vs Bolton: Teams - Ameobi Starts

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There's an immediate surprise with Keegan's first team selection as Shola Ameobi is recalled to the starting line up. Ameobi hasn't featured since the Carling Cup defeat at Arsenal back in September. Shola comes in for Mark Viduka, who is injured again with a calf injury.

Keegan Wants To Sign Dundee’s Robson

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The Newcastle Journal is reporting today that Kevin Keegan is hoping to make Dundee United midfielder Barry Robson his first senior signing of his second spell as manager of Newcastle United. Barry Robson - can play central midfield or left wing

Dream World For Steven Taylor

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We can just imagine how young Steven Taylor feels about Kevin Keegan's return to Newcastle United. Steven Taylor - used to watch the entertainers while still very young

Newcastle United Want Wayne Bridge

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It appears that a player we have wanted ever since he was at Southampton is a major target of Kevin Keegan, and Chairman Chris Mort is already negotiating with Chelsea, to try to acquire Wayne Bridge in January. Wayne Bridge - ridiculous he's at the same club as Ashley Cole

Redknapp Was Ashley’s First Choice

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As we started to understand yesterday, Kevin Keegan was always in the frame to be Newcastle United manager, and he was approached a week last Thurday by the club. But it looks like he wasn't owner Ashley's first choice. The leaders of Newcastle United, Chris and Kevin shake hands

Keegan After Swedish Striker

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There is some news breaking today that Kevin Keegan and Newcastle United are interested in Swedish Striker Johan Elmander. Johan Elmander - 6′2″ striker interesting Keegan?

Keegan’s Unlimited Belief in Himself and Newcastle

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Kevin Keegan yesterday gave a press conference which lasted around 20 minutes and should be watched by every Newcastle fan, hopefully before the game today with Bolton Wanderers, which kicks off at 5-15 pm this afternoon. Kevin Keegan - great belief in himself and Newcastle United

Gary Megson Talks About Newcastle Game and Keegan

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Bolton Manager Gary Megson has been talking about the game today with Newcastle United, and about the return of Kevin Keegan to Tyneside. Gary Megson - very aware of what to expect today at St. James' Park

Keegan Makes Owen Newcastle Captain Today

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Michael Owen recently revealed his poor relationship with Keegan during the Keegan's time as England boss manager, and his words could have come back to haunt him this week. But Keegan, in a master stroke, will make Michael the Newcastle captain today. Michael Owen - will be delighted to lead the team out today

Newcastle vs Bolton: Preview of Match

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There will be a carnival like atmosphere this afternoon, as a packed St. James' Park stadium welcomes back Kevin Keegan for the visit of Bolton Wanders in a late KO at 5:15 pm.

Arsene Wenger Pleased Keegan is Back

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Arsene Wenger thinks that Kevin Keegan will bring his own attacking approach to the game, back to the Premier League, when he starts his second spell in charge of Newcastle against Bolton tomorrow. Arsene Wenger - Kevin has a positive attitude about football

Tamas Kadar Finally Signs For Newcastle

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Kevin Keegan has completed his first capture as Newcastle manager this afternoon, when Hungarian Tamas Kadar signed for the club as Newcastle finally completed all the paper work. Kevin Keegan - pleased to sign Kadar - with the work completed by Mort

Keegan Promises Newcastle Will “Have a Go”

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Kevin Keegan was again front and center on Sky Sports TV tonight, and it looks like Kevin, in his 3rd time round at the club, will not disappoint. Kevin Keegan - his new Newcastle United side will "have a go "

It’s Getting Time To Expand St. James’ Park

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With the way the Newcastle United Football Club is now being run, we know we'll not be the first ones who think it's a good time to start planning an extension to St. James' Park, so the seating capacity expands beyond 60,000. Artist's Impression of the Proposed £300M expansion to St. James' Park

Kevin Keegan Press Conference - VIDEO

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Here is the Press Conference from yesterday taken from YouTube. Their policy is sometimes to stop these being played - but try it - hope it works. Every Newcastle United fan should watch this video. Kevin Keegan Press Conference Part 1 Kevin Keegan Press Conference Part 2 Kevin Keegan Press Conference Part 3 Kevin Keegan Press [.

Newcastle Need Points And Goals Against Bolton

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Newcastle United to top off one of the most exciting weeks in recent memory by ensuring they beat Bolton Wanderers at St, James' Park tomorrow, to help celebrate Kevin Keegan's return to his club. The Newcastle Chairman and Manager - Chris Mort and Kevin Keegan

Gullit Wisdom - Keegan Won’t Do It

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Ruud Gullit, managed Newcastle United for about a season from September, 1998 (after Kenny Dalglish was sacked) until Bobby Robson took over in September, 1999 and tuned the team around, and cleaned up the mess, after Gullit had us as relegation favorites after 7 games. Ruud Gullit - now Beckham's coach at the Los Angeles [.

Sky Sports - Newcastle Most Newsworthy Premier Team

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Sky Sports have just reporting direct from Newcastle, just beside Grey's Monument, and seem to be all over the news of Kevin Keegan's sensational return to Newcastle. (excuse the use of sensational - but it really is). Mike Ashley - is as excited as any other Newcastle fanÂ

Keegan - There’s a Place For Shearer at Newcastle

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During his press conference this morning Kevin Keegan was asked if there was a place for Alan Shearer at the club. Kevin Keegan - there's a place for Alan Shearer at the club

Keegan Comments on Shearer and Owen

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Keegan, returning to the club as manager after 11 years said the job of bringing success to Newcastle held no fears for him - and that he thought he was the best man for the Newcastle manager job. Kevin Keegan - welcomed back to the club by Chris Mort

Press Conference Comments By Keegan and Mort

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Here are the full comments from the Press conference that took place today at St. James' Park to welcome Kevin Keegan back to Newcastle United Football Club. Kevin Keegan - back home at Newcastle United

Tino - Keegan Such A Great Manager

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Tino Asprilla has today urged the Newcastle faithful to make it a very special welcome back for Kevin Keegan tomorrow, and raise the roof at St. James' Park. Faustino Asprilla - scoring one of 3 goals - we hammered Barcelona 4-3

Keegan To Go After Barcelona’s Deco

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There is news coming out today that Newcastle United manager Kevin Keegan and club owner Mike Ashley have agreed to make a move for Barcelona's midfielder, Deco. Deco - brilliant Barcelona midfielder

Sunderland Manager - Great to See Kevin Back

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Irishman Roy Keane said he had that certain feeling that Kevin Keegan might still have a role to play, as Newcastle searched for their latest manager. Roy Keane - good too see Keegan back

Steve Coppell Glad to See Kevin back

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We have to say we've been a little surprised at all the positive comments that have been made about Kevin Keegan, both as a football manager and as a man, since he became Newcastle United manager on Wednesday. Keegan - compliments pouring in from managers and football folks

Keegan’s Tactical Ability Not Important

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It's generally thought that Kevin Keegan is not a good coach in the tactical sense. But we think this tactical thing has grown out of all proportion in football these days. Kevin Keegan - tactics way over-rated in modern game

Kevin’s Shearer Decision Could Come Today

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Kevin Keegan was locked away with Chris Mort at the Newcastle United training facilities in Benton yesterday, and didn't leave until around 7pm, when TV cameras of course were there for his departure. Kevin Keegan and Alan Shearer - during Alan's playing days

Kevin Has £30M Transfer Chest for January

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As we expected Chris Mort and Kevin Keegan were in meetings all day yesterday at the training facility, and obviously were pouring over the transfer dossier on who Kevin wants to bring in, and who may be available in the January transfer window. Kevin Keegan - drawing list of transfer candidates for January

Glowing Report on Keegan From Nicholas Anelka

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Nicholas Anelka was interviewed on Sky Sports yesterday, and gave a glowing tribute about Kevin Keegan. Nicholas Anelka - while at Bolton

Keegan Has Busy Friday Ahead Of Him

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Kevin Keegan will have another busy day today as he takes his first full training session of his second spell as Newcastle United manager this morning. King Kev being welcomed by Newcastle fans of all ages

Funny Football Quotes - From Newcastle’s Kevin Keegan

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We used to have a series called Funny Football Quotes and then Funny Football Quotes and Beautiful Woman and our former bosses Kevin Keegan and Bobby were featured the most. That was for their funny quotes of course.

Kevin To Explain His Newcastle Vision Today

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Kevin Keegan is expected to talk about his vision for the future of Newcastle United, at his press conference this afternoon, which is scheduled to start at 2 pm local time today. Kevin Keegan - today's press conference will put Newcastle back on football map

Newcastle Still After Wes Brown

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Newcastle United manager Kevin Keegan has less than two weeks to add to his small squad at the Tyneside club, until the January transfer window runs out. Wes Brown - Newcastle would still like him in January

Keegan Wants Defoe in January

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Newcastle United's new manager Kevin Keegan is said to want to sign Jermaine Defoe from Tottenham Hotspur in the January transfer window. Jermain Defoe - Keegan interested in Tottenham striker

Keegan Offered Job Sunday Morning

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It is bring reported this afternoon that Kevin Keegan was offered the job by Mike Ashley last Sunday morning. He accepted the job that day and then kept quiet about it until it was finally announced Wednesday afternoon. Only his wife Jean, also knew about the deal. Smiling Keegan and Mort yesterday - Chris surprised Keegan [.

John Hall Astounded By Keegan Return

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Sir John Hall - a life president of Newcastle United admits he was "astounded" by Keegan's return to Newcastle last night. Sir John Hall - astounded by Keegan Return

Taylor Expects Roof to Come Off Saturday

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Steven Taylor, one of Newcastle local boys, has said he thinks the roof will lift off the stadium on Saturday, when Kevin Keegan is introduced to the Toon Army, before the game against Bolton Wanderers. Steven Taylor - thinks the roof will come off on Saturday

Keegan Impressed with Ashley and Mort

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Kevin Keegan has spoken today about the decision to come back to Newcastle United, and in the end, he says the decision was very easy. Kevin Keegan - decision was very easy in the end

Keegan Still Undecided on Assistant Manager

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Kevin Keegan has still not decided who will be his assistant manager at Newcastle United. Kevin Keegan - back at the club he loves

Chris Coleman to Be Keegan’s Number Two

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We should know very shortly who Kevin Keegan will bring in to be part of his coaching staff at Newcastle, and it looks like Chris Coleman is the early favorite for the position of head coach. Chris Coleman - left Real Sociedad yesterday - good timing?

The Vision of Newcastle United

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As part of any business plan it's always good to have a vision, and both Mike Ashley and Chris Mort have laid out a clear view of that vision in the last few days. It's basically what they want to see from Newcastle United going forward. Mike Ashley and Chris Mort - know what they [...]

Former Players and Managers Back Keegan

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There was a lot of support for the announcement of Kevin Keegan, as the new Newcastle United Manager, last night. Kevin Keegan - when manager of Manchester City

Let’s Hope Keegan and Owen Get On

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It's going to be interesting to see how the Owen Keegan relationship develops at Newcastle United. Michael Owen - Keegan didn't think much of me as a player

Sky Sports News Loves Chris Mort

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The announcement of Kevin Keegan as manager has been all over the sports news these last few hours, and all over the football world. But none more so than on Sky Sports. And they are thanking Newcastle Chairman Chris Mort for that. Mike Ashley with our excellent Chairman Chris Mort

Can Keegan and Shearer Work Together at Newcastle?

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Alan Shearer last night let people know he would be willing to join Kevin Keegan's coaching staff at Newcastle United. Alan Shearer - wants to join Keegan's coaching staff at Newcastle

Pearson and Players Did Great Job

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Nigel Pearson said after the game that he was absolutely delighted for the players after the great 4-1 FA Cup victory over Stoke City at St. James' Park last night. Nigel Pearson - great job by him and the players

Given - The Dream’s Come True

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Shay Given couldn't keep the smile off his face, when he was interviewed after the game last night by Sky Sports. Shay Given - delighted that Keegan is new Newcastle manager

Newcastle Chairman and Fans - Love It!

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Newcastle's young Chairman Chris Mort says that Kevin Keegan is absolutely the right man for the club after he was briefly interviewed on Sky Sports last night. Kevin Keegan in the Milburn Stand last night

FT: Newcastle 4 Stoke 1: Rejuvenated Newcastle Demolish Stoke

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Newcastle gave their best performance of the season, when they easily beat Stoke City 4-1 for a fairy tale ending to a wonderful day for Geordie supporters as they welcomed messiah Kevin Keegan back to manage the club.

Initial Reflections on Newcastle Stoke Game

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If you don't beleive one person can make a huge difference in this world, then just look at what happened to Newcastle United football club today. Kevin Keegan - at the game tonight and the players responded

Keegan Looks To Build Newcastle Staff

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Kevin Keegan is now expected to bring in various coaches into his Newcastle United back-room staff, and possibly a specific coach to work on Newcastle's long term defensive problems. Chris Coleman - possibility could join Keegan's staff at Newcastle

HT: Newcastle 2 Stoke 0 - Owen Scores, Emre Sent Off

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Newcastle United attacked Stoke City form the first whistle at the game tonight.

Players Inspired by Keegan Second Coming

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With all the excitement and passion that will be at St. James' Park before tonight's game against Stoke City you would think that passion would spill over to the players. Â Kevin Keegan - should inspire players tonight just by his presence

Newcastle To Get Busy In Transfer Market

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With the appointment with Kevin Keegan starting to sink in - well at least a little - you can bet there are big meetings planned at St. James' Park starting tomorrow, concentrating on who's available in the transfer market. Richard Dunne - in dispute with Man City over contract

Kevin Keegan Managerial Record

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Kevin Keegan was in charge the first time around for 251 games and he won 138 of those games for a 55% winning average. Kevin Keegan - the second coming

Newcastle vs Stoke: Teams - Emre, Viduka Start

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Caretaker manager Nigel Pearson makes two changes from the side which were hammered at Manchester United on Saturday. The game has been delayed until 8:00pm KO (from 7:45 pm) probably to let the crowd fully assemble and maybe get a few minutes to introduce [...]

Keeegan New Manager For Second Coming

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News on the Newcastle United web site has announced the new Newcastle United manager is Kevin Keegan. There's really nothing more we know right now - but it's good Newcastle got the word out. Mike Ashley has made the choice most Newcastle fans craved - the return of King Kev. This is official news [.

Newcastle Fans Wild Over Kevin Keegan Return

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When Newcastle United fans heard the news that Kevin Keegan has come back to the club, Newcastle fans are flocking to St. James' Park in their cars, blowing their horns in a dramatic display of support for King Kev, from the great Geordie Faithful. Newcastle fans wild over Kevin

Shearer Speaks In Detail About Newcastle Job

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Alan Shearer has exclusively talked to the Sun today, who he is employed by as a reporter. Alan talked at length about Newcastle and the Manager job there. Alan Shearer - talks some good sense about Newcastle manager job

Milner Turns 22 But Still Has 220 Appearances

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James Milner turned 22 years old on January 4th, yet he still has over 127 appearances for Newcastle United with 92 starts and 12 goals. James Milner - made 220 appearances so far in his career

Dunne Turns Down Manchester City Offer

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The Daily Mirror is reporting that Richard Dunne, the Manchester City captain has tunred down a contract offer from Manchester City. Richard Dunne - reports suggest he turned down Manchester City offer

Shearer Wants Newcastle Manager Job

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Alan Shearer has made no secret of the fact that one day he would like to manage Newcastle United. Alan Shearer - thinks he could do the job required

Deschamps Interested In Big Club Newcastle

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Didier Deschamps has said to the Daily Telegraph he would relish the exciting test of reviving a big club like Newcastle United. Didier Deschamps - as captain of France

Newcastle vs Stoke City - Match Preview

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We have an important FA Cup 3rd round replay tonight and the very last thing we want to happen is to be beaten.

Pearson and Players Must Deliver Tonight

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When Allardyce was sacked by Newcastle United last week, Nigel Pearson was asked to take charge of the team. Since then he has the pain of a 6-0 defeat under his belt, and he's not too happy about that. Nigel Pearson - in charge of the team again tonight

Lassana Signs For Portsmouth

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Portsmouth have won the race to sign Arsenal midfielder Lassana Diarra according to Sky Sports today. Lassana Diarra - reportedly has signed for Portsmouth

Newcastle Players Must Shape Up Tonight

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We have a couple of difficult home games coming up at St. James' Park in the next 4 days, and no clear signs that a manager will be appointed in the very near future. Nigel Pearson - in charge again tonight against Stoke

Newcastle In Loan Deal For German International

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The Daily Telegraph is reporting that Newcastle are trying to bring a defender in during the January transfer window even though they are still without a manager. Christoph Metzelder - 6′4″ German Defender January target for Magpies

Barton Back at Newcastle Club

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Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton has surprisingly returned to training at Newcastle United - less than three weeks after being charged with assault in Liverpool, but Barton's bail conditions make him unavailable to play for Newcastle. Joey Barton - back at Newcastle - but cannot play

Didier Deschamps New Betting Favorite at Newcastle

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We can report on the latest Newcastle Manager favorites with the William Hill Online Betting (look under Manager Markets), where real money is being placed on various candidates. Frenchman Didier Deschamps is the new surprise favorite tonight. Didier Deschamps - French World Cup winning Captain

Carr Hopes to Stay Fit

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Stephen Carr admits he is sick of missing so many games for Newcastle this season, with his hamstring problems. \ Stephen Carr - hoping to remain fit through end of season

Chris Mort Issues Statement on Newcastle Manager

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Chris Mort has today issued a lengthy statement on the manager search going on at Newcastle United, and what they will be looking at the manager to do at the club. And it's not just making sure the first team is very successful but Chris lists a number of criteria on which the new manager [...]

Newcastle United Must Improve Their Image

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One thing Chris Mort and Mike Ashley must handle as a priority, once the new manager is announced, is to improve the image of the Newcastle United Football Club.

Top Brazilian Interested in Newcastle Job

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We suppose one of the positive things about Newcastle United's search for a new manager is that it's news all around the world. Even the Boston Herald has a piece on it in today's edition. The new news is that a top Brazilian coach has expressed his interest in the job on Tyneside. Abel [...]

Top European Managers in Frame at Newcastle

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The Newcastle Journal is reporting today that a candidate list of around 10 names has been drawn up by Newcastle chairman Chris Mort, for the job of Newcastle manager. Chris Mort - drawn up a list of 10 names for the Newcastle manager position

Newcastle Must Play for Respect Against Stoke

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Caretaker manager Pearson was not at all happy with the way the Newcastle team allowed Manchester United to score three of their six goals in the last five minutes on Saturday, as Newcastle crashed to their heaviest Premier League defeat ever. Nigel Pearson - must inspire the players tomorrow night - somehow

Houllier The Dark Horse at Newcastle

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Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has Gerard Houllier as one of the managers on his candidate list, to take over the reigns at Newcastle United. We should know within the next 24 hours if Gerard is high on the list. Gerard Houllier - seems to tick all the boxes for Newcastle

Tozer Living The Dream at Newcastle United

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Ben Tozer, our 17 year-old new signing from Swindon Town, has admitted he is still living a dream after the Plymouth-born youngster signed for Newcastle United last week. Ben Tozer - in training at Newcastle last week with the first team

Shearer Is Back In Newcastle

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It was interesting to us that Alan Shearer arrived back from his Barbados vacation this morning. Alan Shearer - good timing to return to Newcastle from vacation?

It Could be Shearer and Houllier Combination

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Gerard Houllier's representatives have today confirmed the Frenchman is interested in a Newcastle role and that informed talks have already taken place with Chairman Chris Mort. Gerard Houllier - could partner Shearer in an awsome twosome?

Newcastle Accelerate Search For Manager

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Mike Ashley will finally return from his business trip to the Pacific Rim today and will immediately get down to the business of accelerating the process of choosing the new Newcastle manager. Mike Ashley - returns from the Pacific Rim today

Ginola Supports Keegan’s Newcastle Return

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Former Newcastle United left winger David Ginola says that unfinished business could encourage Kevin Keegan to return to Newcastle United. David Ginola - supports Keegan return to Newcastle United

Keegan New Favorite for Newcastle Manager

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Here are the latest odds on who is being backed with real money to become the next Newcastle manager. This is from William Hill's and is the latest betting taken right from their web page. Mike Ashley - we think he will make choice within 48 hours

McClaren Not Suited to Newcastle Job

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It's not a surprise that almost every name under the managerial sun is being touted as the potential next Newcastle United manager. But one name that we should take out of the running is Steve McClaren, because there's no chance Steve will be appointed manager. Steve McClaren - zero chance of taking over at Newcastle

Smith, Butt Miss Next Two Newcastle Games

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Alan Smith was shown a red card in injury time in our 6-0 hammering at Old Trafford on Saturday, and will now be banned for the next two games against Stoke and Bolton, both at home. Alan Smith - got himself sent off stupidly, in dying minutes on Saturday

Shay Almost 5th In Newcastle Appearances

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The official Newcastle United site is reporting today that Shay Given will soon enter the top five of the Newcastle United all-time appearance list. Shay Given - a great servant for Newcastle United Football Club

Pearson Fears Sam’s Work Now Wasted

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Nigel Pearson has today said something that we have feared since the sacking of Sam Allardyce – all the work that was going on behind the scenes for long term success will now be wasted. Nigel Pearson - fears Sam's work will be wasted

Mark Hughes Could Be Offered Newcastle Job

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Mark Hughes, the Blackburn Rovers manager, according to most morning newspapers today, will this week accept the position of Newcastle United manager. Mark Hughes - could be offered the job early this week - he'd take it

Mark Hughes Was Ashley’s First Choice

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Mark Hughes last night refused to rule himself out of the Newcastle United's management vacancy while Newcastle club sources said that the Welshman features on their shortlist, and in fact was initially Mike Ashley's first choice. Mark Hughes - good management record at Blackburn Rovers

Keegan Refuses to Rule Himself Out of Second Coming

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Former Newcastle United manager Kevin Keegan has refused to rule himself out of a return to St James' Park, and says he still loves the Tyneside club. Kevin Keegan - still loves the Newcastle club

Souness Wants Newcastle Job But Won’t Get It

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Former Newcastle boss Graeme Souness says he'd relish the chance of a return to the St James' Park manager position. Graeme Souness - would accept Newcastle job in heartbeat

Hughes Refuses To Be Drawn On Newcastle

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Mark Hughes refused to comment on the possibility of him being interested in the Newcastle manager job yesterday. Mark Hughes - Blackburn boss refused comment on Newcastle vacancy

Diarra Prices Himself Out of Newcastle Move

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Lassana Diarra seems to have has priced himself out of a move to Newcastle United by demanding £90K a week. Lasssana Diarra - wanted £4.5M/year at Newcastle - no way

Harry Backs Bobby Robson - Shearer Perfect

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Harry Redknapp has today backed Bobby Robson's belief that Shearer should be given the job of Newcastle United manager. Alan Shearer - Harry backs Bobby - get Shearer!

More Revealing Comments From Mike Ashley

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Here are more comments from Newcastle owner Mike Ashley, following Newcastle failure to get Harry Redknapp and our 6-0 thrashing at Old Trafford yesterday. Mike Ashley - talked more today about his passion for Newcastle United

Houllier, Hitzfeld and van Gaal In Frame for Newcastle Manager

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Newcastle fans were warned yesterday there will be no rush to appoint a successor to Sam Allardyce as manager, but we think Chris Mort and Mike Ashley are right now working feverishly to bring in a good manger as soon as they can. Chairman Chris Mort - casting the net across Europe

Reports Suggest Portsmouth Doubled Harry’s Wages

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Portsmouth Chief Executive Peter Storrie has told Newcastle he will no longer welcome additional approaches from the club for Harry Redknapp. Harry Redknapp - may have ended up doubling his salary

Mirror Says Mort To Face Disciplinary Action

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The Sunday Mirror today has the audacity to suggest Chris Mort's statement yesterday could get Newcastle United into trouble with the Premier League. More complete and utter nonsense from the Mirror. Chris Mort - Newcastle Chairman did everything legally - of course

Bobby Robson Wants Shearer at Newcastle - Now

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Bobby Robson has written a brilliant piece in his column in the Mail on Sunday, that all Newcastle fans should read. Bobby Robson - the great man himself - get Shearer now!

Ashley Vows To Get More Involved at Newcastle

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Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has finally vowed to stamp his authority on Newcastle United and run the club like he wants to. Mike Ashley - wants a team that will attack and win

Ashley’s Comments Support Keegan As New Manager

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Our report late last night said the Daily Mail was suggesting owner Mike Ashley will try to bring Kevin Keegan back to manage Newcastle United. Mike's statements today certainly seem to confirm that Keegan type attacking football is what he wants at the club again. Kevin Keegan as England Manager - a second coming in [.

John Hall Backs Houllier As Newcastle Manager

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The Newcastle United search for the first new manager in the Mike Ashley era goes on, after Harry Redknapp dramatically turned down the Newcastle terrific offer, just before noon yesterday. Sir John Hall - welcoming £15M Alan Shearer back in 1996

Ferguson Thinks Newcastle Need More Patience

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Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has again said Newcastle United are a difficult club to manage, after Manchester United walloped the Magpies 6-0 yesterday afternoon. Alex Ferguson - Newcastle need patience - after Red Devils annihilated team 6-0 yesterdayÂ

Nigel Pearson Wants Solution - Quickly

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Nigel Pearson was given a very difficult task on Thursday morning after Sam Allardyce was surprisingly sacked by the Newcastle club. Nigel Pearson - did the best he could - at least he is truthful

Newcastle To Approach Keegan and Shearer

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The Daily Mail is reporting that Newcastle United may offer Kevin Keegan the Newcastle manager position, after Harry Redknapp turned the job down yesterday. Kevin Keegan - will Ashley approach him for Newcastle job?

Newcastle Seem In a Terrible Mess

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The Newcastle Management have stated this morning they will take the time to appoint their new manager. After today's humiliating defeat at Manchester United we don't have the time to wait too long. Chris Mort - under severe pressure to appoint a top class manager - quickly

We Need Your Vote For Newcastle Manager

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After our result today we want to remind all our Newcastle readers to please register your vote for who you would like to be the next manager at Newcastle United. We have used our last disjointed poll as a qualification for this final one. We have taken the top 5 managers from our last joint poll, [.

Good Things Newcastle Can Take From Hammering

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We've always try to put a positive slant on things around the Newcastle United club, but we have to be brutally honest right now and say we are a little depressed at what's happened today. Charles N'Zogbia - looked class today and played his heart out

Manchester United 0 vs Newcastle 0 - Magpies Hang On

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Newcastle were a little lucky to be all square at half time at Old Trafford as they put in a dogged defensive display this afternoon.

FT: Manchester United 6 Newcastle 0 - Magpies Completely Humbled

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Newcastle were humbled today when they conceded six second half goals to go down to one of their biggest defeats ever in the Premier League. But the real scary thing is that if Shay Given had been in top top form, and clearances off the line by Taylor, Enrique and Viduka the score [...]

Manchester United vs Newcastle Teams - Carr, Cacapa Start

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Nigel Pearson welcomes back Stephen Carr into the Magpies starting eleven after six weeks on the sidelines. Stephen replaces Rozehnal at right back, who drops to the bench.

Last Chance To Vote For Newcastle Manager

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We've heard so much in the papers and reports about various managers being the Newcastle fans' favorite, which don't to us seem accurate. Since we messed up our initial poll by having two separate polls - we want to quickly run it again - and we have 7 candidates. We have taken the top 5 managers from [.

Chris Mort Issues Statement on Manager

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Newcastle Chairman Chris Mort has issued a statement early this afternoon, on the manager situation at the club. Chris Mort - professional statement from the Chairman

Newcastle Players Must Be Ready Today

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With all the news on the management front floating around these last couple of days, our important game with Manchester United at Old Trafford will kick off in a short 5 hours. Nigel Pearson - in charge of the team at Old Trafford today

Redknapp Wavering Over Newcastle Job

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The Guardian is reporting today that Harry Redknapp was in advanced talks about taking charge of Newcastle United last night in London. Harry Redknapp - Newcastle United manager job - was said to be sleeping on a decision

Alan Smith So Committed to Newcastle

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Nobody doubts Alan Smith's passion for the game, and now that he is the new captain of Newcastle United, not many fans question that he is fully committed to the club. Alan Smith - new captain fully committed to Newcastle's success

Newcastle Need to Pay Chelsea £1M for Mourinho

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Jose Mourinho is far and away the most popular choice for manager of Newcastle United. Jose Mourinho - thumbs up to Newcastle job?

Breaking News - Redknapp Rejects Newcastle

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Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp has turned down an offer to succeed Sam Allardyce as Newcastle manager, according to reports just coming in. Harry Redknapp - has decided against joining Newcastle United

Newcastle Should Go After Mourinho

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Harry Redknapp finally turned down a fabulous offer from Newcastle United to manage the Tyneside club, after agonizing over the decision for a couple of days. Jose Mourinho - Newcastle should at least approach him

Portsmouth Fans Love Harry Even More Now

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Whatever Football fans in Portsmouth thought about their manager Harry Redknapp, they are going to love him even more now. Harry Redknapp - I couldn't walk away from my boys

Mandaric Thinks Harry Will Accept Challenge

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Milan Mandaric, who was Portsmoth Football Chairman from 1998 until 2006 anticipates the lure of large transfer funds to spend at St James' Park will outweigh concerns Harry Redknapp might have about leaving the comfort of Portsmouth to succeed Sam Allardyce as the next Newcastle manager. Milan Mandaric and Harry Redknapp at Portsmouth

Why Newcastle Fans Must Support New Manager

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There's one thing we just have to put out sooner rather than later and now is a good time, and it's very important because it's a message to all the tremendous Newcastle fans out there. Mike Ashley - determined to make Newcastle great again

Manchester United vs Newcastle: Preview

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Anything out of tomorrow's game at Manchester United, which has a 5:15 pm KO will be a decent result for a Newcastle side without a manager.

More Proof Harry Wants Newcastle Job

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It's certainly looking like Harry Redknapp is being courted big time by Newcastle United. and that he is ready to take the reigns over at the club. Harry Redknapp - friends are talking about his real intentions

Redknapp - No Deal Yet with Newcastle

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Well, who do you believe between the Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail about whether Harry Redknapp is the new manager at Newcastle United. When you look more closely at what both papers are reporting, and forget the dramatic headlines, there's not too much disagreement. Mike Ashley - seems determined to get Harry Redknapp to Newcastle

Results of Newcastle Manager Poll - Jose On Top

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We now have the results of the Newcastle United manager Poll we have conducted on our site over thee last couple of days. Jose Mourinho - winner - almost 3 times the votes of second placed Ottmar Hitzfeld

Mark Hughes Surprised By Sam’s Sacking

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Blackburn Rovers manager Mark Hughes has spoken about his link to the Newcastle United manager job today, and says he has not spoken to anybody at the Tyneside club. Mark Hughes - great work at Blackburn Rovers

Redknapp Tells Friends He’s Next Newcastle Manager

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Newcastle United are reported to have made an official approach for Harry Redknapp at Portsmouth, and the Portsmouth club have immediately rejected it. However Harry has reportedly told friends he is ready to accept the offer from Newcastle, which is huge. Harry Redknapp - has told friends he will accept Newcastle's offer

Dalglish - Managing Newcastle Was A Privilege

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Kenny Dalglish who managed Liverpool and Blackburn to Championship titles before taking over the reigns at Newcastle after Kevin Keegan left in January 1997, has been talking to the Daily Mail and says managing Newcastle was a privilege. Kenny Dalglish - managing Newcastle was a privilege

No Official Approach Yet For Harry

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Portsmouth's chief executive Peter Storrie admitted there is little the club can do if their manager Harry Redknapp decides to take up the huge challenge of succeeding Sam Allardyce at St James' Park. Harry Redknapp - no official approach yet from Newcastle United

Ashley Readying Huge Package for Redknapp

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It's getting hard to believe, with all the reports flying around, that Harry Redknapp will not be offered the manager job at Newcastle United. Mike Ashley - almost certain Harry Redknapp is his first choice

Jim Smith - Newcastle Biggest Job in Europe

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Redknapp has been urged to take the Newcastle job by his old pal Jim Smith. Jim Smith - QPR manager against Oxford at Wembley - Milk Cup Final 1986.

Steven Taylor Could Be Reunited with Adams

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Steven Taylor admitted yesterday the sacking of Sam Allardyce came completely out of the blue to the Newcastle United players. If Harry Redknapp takes over at Newcastle, it could reunite Steven with the great Tony Adams, who had Steven at Wycombe Wanderers 5 years ago. Steven Taylor - will he be reunited with Tony Adams

Ashley Will Offer Harry Big Money and Transfer Funds

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The Daily Telegraph reported early this morning that Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp remains Newcastle's first choice to succeed Sam Allardyce and that Mike Ashley is determined to get him. Harry Redknapp - wonder if it's worth all the hassle?

Fans Can Sway Ashley’s Choice of Manager

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It looks like Mike Ashley has the exact same vision for the future Newcastle United side as the great Newcastle fans. Mike Ashley - listens to what fans have to say

What Really Happened To Sam Allardcye

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We think we may may have sorted out what really happened to Sam on Wednesday afternoon, after which it was announced that Sam had left Newcastle United by mutual agreement. Chris Mort - his proposition to Sam was met with outright rejection

Radknapp Flying Into Newcastle

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Sky Sports is reporting this afternoon they believe Harry Redknapp is on a plane heading into Newcastle, to discuss the management position at Newcastle with Chris Mort. Harry Redknapp - jetting into Newcastle? We have no idea if this is true or not, but that's the report . However, we find it hard to believe that Harry [.

Newcastle United Web Site - Upgrade Coming

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We know we have had some problems on our site these last couple of days, especially since the news hit yesterday about Sam Allardyce's dismissal from the club. We've actually seen significantly increased loads on our site since the beginning of January. We have already taken action to lessen the load on the site, and we [.

What Every Newcastle Fan Should Know

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Here's some good information the Newcastle Evening Chronicle have got from a source close to the Newcastle Board of Directors, and every Newcastle United fan, who wants to be cheered up should read it.   Chris Mort - Thinks - how do we get entertaining and attacking football at the club? Why?

Newcastle Board Under Pressure To Deliver

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The Newcastle board, and Chairman Chris Mort in particular, will now be under tremendous pressure, following their surprise dismissal of manager Sam Allardyce, yesterday afternoon. Chairman Chris Mort - under pressure to bring in top manager We think the board has made a huge mistake but it's water under the bridge now and nothing can be done [.

Poll - Vote For Next Newcastle Manager

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We have launshed a poll for who should be the next Newcastle Manager at the request of some of our readers. UPDATE - We have now put in an additional poll - so we have two separate polls. Each poll was limited to 7 candidates unfortunately. For first time voters - choose only one manager from either [.

Allardcye Magnanimous Over Newcastle Dismissal

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Former Newcastle United manager Sam Allardyce has refused to be bitter over his Newcastle dismissal. Sam Allardyce - happy to join Newcastle United last May And today Sam talked about the sacking, which was obviously a huge shock to him. He was sacked after Newcastle's mediocre start to the season and his tactics has caused some Newcastle [.

Ashley Wants Own Man to Manage Newcastle

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According to Mike Ashley's close friend Paul Kemsley, the Newcastle United owner did not trust Sam Allardyce to bring in the players he thought could turn around Newcastle's flagging season. Mike Ashley - wants his own man to manage Newcastle United That in some way explains the timing of Sam's dismissal so when Mike's new manager comes [.

Arsenal’s Diarra Was About to Join Newcastle

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It is being reported today that Newcastle were in transfer negotiations with Arsenal for Lassana Diarra, which is one reason Diarra did not play in last night's Carling Cup semi-final. Lassana Diarra - was almost a Newcastle player - what's happening? But now that Sam Allardcye has been sacked we doubt very much that Lassana would want [.

Confusion at Newcastle United

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Sam Allardyce had always stressed that reviving the club's fortunes couldn't be done with quick fixes, and certainly what he had been trying to do behind the scenes with the youngsters, the scouting network and the training facilities, was all good stuff, whether you supported him or not. Chris and Sam - was all this planned [.

Ahsley Didn’t Make Millions Being Soft

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Mike Ashley and Chris Mort look like very well intentioned and excellent business men, which is exactly what they are. Mike Ashley - made millions in business, but you cannot be sentimental They didn't get into that position by being soft in business, and one of the requirements to be a top businessman is you have to [.

It’s Not Harry Redknapp for Newcastle

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Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp has spoken out about reports linking him to the Newcastle United manager position. Harry Redknapp - not coming to Newcastle United As we had expected Harry would not be interested in the job, as he is very happy at Portsmouth where he has done a fabulous hob on the south coast.

Martin Jol in Frame at Newcastle

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Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Martin Jol is reported to be among the candidates to replace Sam Allardyce at Newcastle. Martin Jol - is he good enough for Newcastle? But why would Newcastle think Martin Jol would be the manager to make them successful? He couldn't do that at Tottenham and was replaced after Newcastle beat Tottenham 3-1 [.

We Expect Newcastle Manager Appointment Today

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There have been a few hints put out last night, about who the new manager will be at Newcastle United. Chris Mort - OK we just sacked Big Sam - now what - thinks? The first hint that was put out was that it would be British manager. That sounds a little strange, because if he was [...]

Bobby Robson Stunned - Just Like Everyone Else

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Former Newcastle manager Sir Bobby Robson says he was stunned to hear of Sam Allardyce's departure from Newcastle. Sam Allardyce - shortest tenure of any Magpies manager for a long time We think most fans were also stunned and Sam of course, would have been the one most stunned. The only way we think that Sam should have [.

Numerous Contenders for Newcastle Manager

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Newcastle legend Alan Shearer is the bookies favorite to take over the St James' Park after the club sacked Sam Allardyce after less than 8 months in the job. Alan Shearer - Bookies favorite for the job Here are the favorites for the job: Alan Shearer 4/6 fav (Ladbrokes) Martin Jol 4/1 Marcello Lippi 10/1 Jose Mourinho 12/1 Steve McClaren 16/1 Jurgen Klinsmann [.

Sam Allardyce Sacked by Newcastle

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Newcastle United have today parted company with Sam Allardyce as its Manager with immediate effect. Sam was only appointed in mid-May but has had a terrible string of results with the club for a couple of months. Sam Allardyce - left by mutual consent is the party word The decision for Sam to leave Newcastle United was [.

Who Will Take Over at Newcastle?

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The shock news this afternoon that Sam Allardyce has left his post as manager of Newcastle United immediately asks the question – who will replace him? Alan Shearer - odds on to replace Big Sam With canny businessmen in charge like Chris Mort and Mike Ashley there is no way Sam has been dismissed without them [.

Sam Shocked By Dismissal

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While it will always be hard to know just how much Sam knew about his dismissal, on the surface it certainly looks like it took him by surprise. Sam Allardyce - had to be surprised by dismissal The 53-year-old met the Press this afternoon at the training ground to talk about Saturday's upcoming league fixture at [.

17 Year-Old Hungarian Next Signing at Newcastle

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There is news buzzing on Tyneside today that another 17 year-old youngster will soon be through the door at Newcastle United. Chris Mort - determined to bring great young talent to Newcastle There are rumors that new Newcastle signing Ben Tozer watched the Reserves game against Sunderland from the stands last night.

Newcastle Miss Out On Youngster

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As we had half expected yesterday, promising 15 year-old Gillingham striker Luke Freeman has selected Arsenal as the club he'd like to join in the January transfer window. Luke Freeman - 15 year-old will join Arsenal, as expected According to sources at his club, Gillingham, Luke Freeman agreed last month to join Arsenal, much to the frustration [.

Andy Carroll Just Wants To Play Games

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Andy Carroll has insisted that he wants to stay at Newcastle United and fight for a first-team place after returning from his loan spell at Preston North End. Andrew Carroll - 19 year-old has work to do to learn his trade The 19-year-old 6'3" striker was a surprise inclusion in the Newcastle team that traveled to [.

Taylor Not For Sale - But Needs New Contract

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Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce has moved quickly to tell clubs that our young local center-back, Steven Taylor, is not for sale. Steven Taylor - very important player for Newcastle Tottenham are believed to be ready to bid for the England Under-21 captain Steven Taylor, after they got no joy from their inquiry to Middlesbrough over England International [.

Sam Will Keep Oba Martins

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There is news in the Daily Telegraph this morning that Newcastle may be willing to sell Oba Martins, if the right offer comes in. But Big Sam moved quickly today to say that story is just not true. Oba Martins - his somersault a joy to watch - especially because he's just scored [...]

Emre’s Time Looks Up at Newcastle

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It looks like Sam Allardyce may be ready to let Turkish International Emre leave Newcastle United, since the Turk has struggled to get starts under Big Sam. Emre - is he really going to leave Newcastle? Emre is struggling to be fit for Saturday's trip to Manchester United but there are a number of clubs that would [.

Carr Returns From Another Injury

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Stephen Carr is back again from another of his injuries, as he played the full game last night in Newcastle Reserve's 3-1 defeat against Sunderland at Kingston Park. Stephen Carr - back again from his latest injury His latest injury was a hamstring strain and Sam Allardyce admitted the right-back's recovery had come at the right time, [.

New Youngsters Bedding in at Newcastle

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Wesley Ngo Baheng made his Newcastle Reserves debut last night in the 3-1 defeat against Sunderland at Kingston Park last night. Teenagers joining Newcastle this week - Wesley Baheng and Ben Tozer We've signed two good youngsters so far in the January transfer window, 17 year old left back Ben Tozer, from Swindon Town and yesterday [.

Midfield Madness at Newcastle

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We seem to be struggling at the moment to field a decent midfield, with so many players out with injures, away on African Nations Cup duty or unavailable through other reasons. Andrei Arshavin - Russian captain would be great acquisition for Newcastle We are already without central midfielders Abdoulaye Faye, Geremi and Joey Barton for our trip [.

Sam Delighted To Have Signed Tozer

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Newcastle United manager Sam Allardyce has revealed his delight after completing the signing of teenage defender Ben Tozer from Swindon Town. Ben Tozer - Sam delighted to have signed him The 17-year-old, who has signed a four-and-a-half year deal at St James' Park, has been put in the "one for the future" category by Allardyce.

Newcastle Interested In Villa’s Martin Laursen

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Aston Villa's Martin Laursen has admitted to Sky Sports News today, that he would be open to a move to either Tottenham Hotspur or Newcastle United. He describes both as "big clubs". Martin Laursen - interested in a move to Newcastle? The Denmark international, who has played extremely well since Martin O'Neil took over as manager of [.

18 Year-Old Wesley Baheng Signs For Newcastle United

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As we had reported yesterday, Newcastle have indeed finally done the deal for Le Havre's Wesley Ngo Baheng, and the youngster signed for the Tyneside club today. Wesley Ngo Baheng - has signed today from Le Havre The 18-year-old is cleared to play at Kingston Park (kick-off 7pm) after completing his move to Newcastle United from Le [.

Young Newcastle Stars On Display Tonight

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Newcastle's new signing today, 18 year-old 6'0" striker Wesley Ngo Baheng, will be on display tonight for the Newcastle Reserves against Sunderland at Kingston Park, with a 7:00 pm kick off. Wesley Baheng - training with new club Newcastle today The 18-year-old signed for Newcastle this morning after signing a pre-contract agreement with the club last October.

Newcastle Ready To Bid For Lassana Diarra

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Newcastle are reported today to possible be after Arsenal midfielder Lassana Diarra as manager Sam Allardyce looks to add extra creativity to his midfield. Lassana Diarra - would be great acquisition for Newcastle United Newcastle have not yet bid for the 22-year-old France international, but have made an enquiry about a player who has been in their [.

Newcastle and Bolton After Young Brazilian

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There are rumors in Portugal, and that's all they are at the moment, that Newcastle United may be tracking Brazilian center-back Pedro Tonon Geromel, better known as Geromel. Pedro Geromel - 6′2″ Brazilian central defender attracting interest The 22-year-old is believed to have attracted the attention of Bolton Wanderers and two Russian clubs as well as Newcastle.

Can Owen Deliver The Goods at Newcastle?

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Big Sam is hoping Michael Owen can stay injury-free until the end of the season, and get back on the goals trail for Newcastle United. Michael Owen - can he deliver the goods for Newcastle? We're also sure that's what Newcastle fans will also be hoping for. But there's not doubt that since Oba Martins will [.

Mikael Sylvestre Proved Right On Barton

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Sam Allardyce was after Mikael Silvestre of Manchester United in the summer, along with team mate Wes Brown, as two defenders he would loved to have signed for Newcastle United. Mikael Sylvestre - seems right about Joey Barton But the experienced Frenchman rejected Sam`s offer, and made it very clear to everybody why he didn't want to [.

Offer Made for Gillingham’s Luke Freeman

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Gillingham manager Mark Stimson has confirmed the club have recently received an offer for their 15 year-old striker Luke Freeman. Luke Freeman (in blue) in Gillingham debut Luke made his first-team debut for the club earlier this season, and he is being tracked by a string of Premier League clubs, including Newcastle United.

Mental Health More Important For Joey Barton

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Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton will not be playing for the club any time soon, according to therapist Peter Kay at the Sporting Chance Clinic in Hampshire. That's where Joey is receiving treatment right now. Joey Barton - forget about him playing football anytime soon Barton is receiving treatment at the clinic after being released from [.

Fulham After Jean-Alain Boumsong

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Jean Alain Boumsong is unsettled at Juventus – and it looks like he is a target for Fulham as well as Olympiakos, Stuttgart and Lazio. Boumsong - turned out to be disastrous buy for Newcastle New Fulham manager Roy Hodgson has refused to say who he is targeting. This is what Roy has told the Fulham [.

Sam Delighted To Have Signed Tozer

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Newcastle United manager Sam Allardyce has revealed his delight after completing the signing of teenage defender Ben Tozer from Swindon Town. Ben Tozer - Sam delighted to have signed him The 17-year-old, who has signed a four-and-a-half year deal at St James' Park, has been put in the "one for the future" category by Allardyce.

Shay So Happy To Prove Critics Wrong

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Shay Given was delighted that Newcastle disappointed the many people who were hoping for a defeat at Stoke City on Sunday, so they could get at under-pressure manager Sam Allardyce again. Shay Given - delighted to prove the doubters wrong Sam told the Newcastle Journal this morning: "We're delighted to disappoint everyone who wanted us to fall flat [.

Newcastle Ready To Bid For Lassana Diarra

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Newcastle are reported today to possible be after Arsenal midfielder Lassana Diarra as manager Sam Allardyce looks to add extra creativity to his midfield. Lassana Diarra - would be great acquisition for Newcastle United Newcastle have not yet bid for the 22-year-old France international, but have made an enquiry about a player who has been in their [.

Tozer First - Striker Wesley Ngo Baheng Next

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It was good to see that Newcastle have opened the gates to some excellent new youngsters coming to the club, with the signing today of 17 year-old Ben Tozer. Ben Tozer - proud and excited to be at Newcastle United This is some good news and hopefully the start of some great young players being drafted [.

Newcastle Luck Continues - Arsenal Away in Cup

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Newcastle United got probably the toughest draw possible today in the 4th round FA Cup draw, when they were drawn away to Arsenal, should they get through their FA Cup 3rd round replay against Stoke City on 16th January. Sam Allardyce - toughest draw possible in FA Cup Suffice to say we think this [.

Newcastle Sign Tozer - Hopefully First Of Many

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Newcastle United have today completed the signing of Ben Tozer, the Swindon Town 17 year-old left back. Ben Tozer - turns 18 years old in March - the first of many new youngsters? Ben and Swindon Town have been in negotiations with Newcastle United since the end of December, but both parties have now agreed an [.

Emre and Milner Doubtful for Saturday

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Newcastle could well be without both Emre and James Milner again for the trip to Manchester United on Saturday, after they missed the Cup Tie with Stoke last night at the Britannia Stadium. Emre - struggling with an ankle knock Creative midfielder Emre is now struggling with an ankle injury and winger James Milner missed out through [.

Sam - Trying To Keep His Focus on Players

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Sam Allardyce was able to meet up with owner Mike Ashley before the game last night with Stoke City. Mike Ashley - at the game last night at Stoke Newcastle played quite well but still only narrowly avoided going out of the competition at the first hurdle. Some plain good luck and great defending in the [.

Sam Complaining About Too Many Games

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Sam Allardyce, the Newcastle manager is still unhappy at the demands being placed on his players, after five games in a fortnight, Newcastle now have a six-day break before taking on Manchester United at Old Trafford, which Allardyce feels is not enough time to recover from last night's tremendous effort from his players.

Allardyce - We Need More Cutting Edge

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Newcastle last night had a chance to win the tie at the death, when in the 3rd minute of injury time, Andrew Carroll had his shot from a wide angle hit the side netting. Kazenga Lue Lua - 17 year-old looked a decent player last night But all in all we are pleased Newcastle are still in [...]

Allardyce Pleased With The Bairns

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Seventeen-year-old Kazenga LuaLua, who is the cousin of former Newcastle favorite Lomana Lua Lua, now at Portsmouth, made his Newcastle debut last night as a 74th-minute substitute. Andrew Carroll - 18 year-old made first appearance this season for the club Manager Sam Allardyce was pleased with the impact of youngsters (bairns) Lua Lua and also Andrew Carroll, [.

Nicky Butt Will Miss Stoke, Bolton Games

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Newcastle United midfielder Nicky Butt picked up his 10th booking of the season last night at Stoke and will now be banned for two games. Nicky Butt - will miss Stoke replay and Bolton home game with suspension However, because Newcastle's next game is at Manchester United is just 6 days after his booking, Nicky will be [.

What’s Happened to Shola Ameobi?

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Shola Ameobi is Newcastle United's 4th striker this season, but he again didn't even make the bench last night for the FA Cup Tie at Stoke City. What's happened to Shola? Shola Ameobi - is his time up at Newcastle? Andrew Carroll, 18 years old and fresh back from his 5 month loan spell at Preston North [.

Initial Reflections on Stoke City Newcastle Game

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First of all credit must go to both sides for a great football game to watch and the BBC must be very pleased this game was beamed around the world live on TV. Both sides came out of this game with some credit - but for different reasons. Stoke City and their supporters can be proud [...]

Sam - Newcastle Defense Tremendous

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Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce says his Newcastle side deserved at least a draw against a Stoke City side tonight, who were dominant in the second half of their FA Cup clash. Sam Allardyce - pleased with dogged performance from his team The first half belonged to Newcastle and they should have been ahead at the break [.

FT: Stoke City 0 Newcastle 0 - Magpies Hang On

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In one of the most exciting FA Cup ties seen in a long time Stoke City and Newcastle United fought to a 0-0 draw that the Britannia Stadium tonight in a game that was beamed around the world live on TV. Faye was Man Mountain for Newcastle tonight - along with Steven TaylorIt was anybody's game [.

Stoke City vs Newcastle: Teams - Enrique Starts

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SAM Allardyce makes a total of four changes from the side which was beaten 2-0 by Manchester City at St. James' Park on Wednesday night. Michael Owen comes in for his first start since the Tyne-Wear derby draw at Sunderland on 10th November. Also missing is James Milner (illness) and Habib Beye (hamstring) with Alan Smith [.

HT: Stoke 0 Newcastle 0 - Magpies Attack From Start

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In a scintillating first half display, Newcastle played their best football since the Arsenal game, but after a lot of the play the score is still 0-0 at half time. Stoke City are still right in this game. The game has been played at a fast pace by Newcastle and the team has looked good and [...]

Duff Tells It Like It Is - We Were A Disgrace

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Damien Duff has spoken out today against the Newcastle players, and rightly says some of the performance recently have been disgraceful - he's right there. Damien Duff - tells it like it is - good! Damien talked today about Newcastle and the players we currently have at the club: "We've got players who belong in the top six [.

Stoke City vs Newcastle: Teams - Enrique Starts

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SAM Allardyce makes a total of four changes from the side which was beaten by Manchester City at St.James' Park on Wednesday night. Michael Owen comes in for his first start since the Tyne-Wear derby draw at Sunderland in November. Also missing is James Milner (illness) and Habib Beye (hamstring) with Alan Smith and David Rozehnal [.

Sam Wants Kevin Nolan at Newcastle

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The Sunday Sun is reporting today that the mystery player Sam Allardyce is pursuing his former captain Kevin Nolan at Bolton Wanderers. Kevin Nolan - Sam is after his former Bolton captain It's not at all surprising that Sam has been given some flexibility to bring in a new midfielder at Newcastle, given the problems Barton has [.

Stoke City vs Newcastle: Preview

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The 3rd round FA Cup Tie at Stoke today should be a closely fought and entertaining game, and Stoke must fancy their chances against a struggling Newcastle United side. Newcastle are going through a poor run of form recently, as everyone no doubt is aware of, and we have lost their last 3 league games.

Owen Start Should Help Newcastle at Stoke

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Today's game at Stoke will not be an easy one for Newcastle, because whether we like it or not, we are not at our best against supposedly weaker teams. Sam Allardyce - Owen starting should be big help Sam Allardyce, the Newcastle manager generally sets up shop to stop opponents playing, and the team are certainly not [.

Sam - Robson and Keegan Didn’t Win Anything

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Chairman Chris Mort and Newcastle owner Mike Ashley have stood by manager Sam Allardyce this season, and according to Sam they've been little short of great with him. Sam Allardyce - Sam's under pressure at Newcastle for results But today Sam points out today that Newcastle haven't won anything since we took Manchester City apart 3-1 [.

Allardcye Not Interested In Ben Haim

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We had thought that Sam Allardyce would want to bring Israeli Ben Haim into the club in January, but he said yesterday he didn't think Chelsea would release the player, and he's not on Newcastle's radar screen right now. Ben Haim - Sam not interested in Israeli International? But according to Sam, he doesn't seem to be [.

Newcastle May Fancy Riise of Liverpool

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The Daily Telegraph reported last week that Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez may be looking to sell Mohammed Sissoko, John Arne Riise and Peter Crouch in order to raise money to sign Javier Mascherano on a permanent deal in the summer. John Arne Riise - would Benetez let him go in January? As is usual at Newcastle, speculation [.

Are Magpies Really Chasing A Pitbull?

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The Daily Mirror linked us this week with a Brazilian striker, who is currently playing in Portugal for Vitoria FC. He goes by the unfortunate nickname of Pitbull. Claudio Pitbull - in 2006 at Fluminense in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil His unfortunate nickname is Pitbull and you can just imagine how that will go [.

Beye Would Make Great Captain at Newcastle

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Habib Beye has a slight hamstring strain, but is confident of playing tomorrow at Stoke City in the FA Cup for the first time. Habib Beye - would make great captain for Newcastle United Habib Beye told the Evening Chronicle today: "I will leave on Monday for the African Cup of Nations but I am looking forward to [.

Newcastle Due An Upturn in Fortunes

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Sam Allardyce has already put two bids in for players in the January transfer window, and he will be hoping to bring in at least a couple of players before the end of the month. Sam Allardyce - after reinforcements in January The first bid was for Wes Brown, and although the bid was turned down by [.

Aston Villa Want Oba Martins

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The Independent today is reporting that Aston Villa and Manchester City have both officially approached Newcastle United about the availability of their Nigerian International 23 year-old striker, Obafemi Martins. Oba Martins - seems to be in big demand with Premier clubs The report also says that Portsmouth and Tottenham Hotspur are also keeping an eye on the [.

Sam Thinks Job Safe For Now

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Sam has talked about the pressure that comes to a manager, when he doesn't have the results, and Sam fully expects that. But he thinks his job is safe for now and knows he needs to start winning games for that pressure to be relieved. Chris Mort and Sam Allardyce - seem to work well together [...]

Sam Tells Nicky To Stay Competitive

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Nicky Butt has 9 yellow cards this season and his former team-mate Alan Smith isn't far behind on 8. Once these players reach 10 yellows, they will be suspended for two games. Nicky Butt - currently on 9 yellow cards However, if Nicky gets a yellow card at Stoke on Sunday night, he will not miss out [.

Martins and Geremi Out Against Stoke

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It's just two weeks before the start of the African Nations Cup and Newcastle United have already lost two of their players to the tournament. Oba Martins - misses Stoke game - but could play at Manchester United The Nigerian FA have surprisingly refused Newcastle's request for Martins to face Stoke City in tomorrow's FA Cup third [.

Damien Duff Doubtful For Stoke

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Damien Duff may be a slight doubt for tomorrow's FA Cup 3rd round tie at Stoke City with a slight calf problem. Damien Duff - slight calf problem for Stoke game But having just returned from a long 8 months out with an ankle injury Big Sam doesn't necessarily think Damien will be out for long this [.

Tough Game At Stoke Tomorrow Night

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Promotion-chasing Stoke are one of the Championship side's most difficult teams to play and manager Tony Pulis has done an excellent job of rebuilding the Stoke City side. Tony Pulis - has done a great job at Stoke City so far Sam spoke about Stoke City and Tony Pulis today to the Newcastle Journal: "Tony Pulis has built [.

Sam Such A Saint in Barton Situation

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Newcastle's lawyers are looking into Joey Barton's bail conditions to see if Joey can return to play for the club after being released from custody in Liverpool on Thursday evening. Joey Barton - just released from jail The Liverpool-born midfielder missed the games against Chelsea and Manchester City after being remanded to Liverpool Prison on charges of [.

Newcastle Make New Mystery Transfer Bid

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It looks like Newcastle United have made a couple of moves into the transfer market today. One is for Wes Brown and the other is for an unknown player, currently at an English club. Wes Brown - definite target for Newcastle - but who is our other target? One bid is for Wes Brown, Manchester United's utility [.

Sam Still Backed By Chris and Mike

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 Sam talked this afternoon about the troubles he is in with the fortunes of the Newcastle United club. Sam Allardyce - support from the top to keep busy turning things around But it appears that both Chris Mort, our Chairman, and Billionaire owner Mike Ashley have given him some quiet support behind the scenes to [.

Matty Pattison Signs For Norwich City

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Glen Roeder, the manager of Norwich City and former manager on Tyneside, has signed Newcastle midfielder Matty Pattison, for an undisclosed fee. Matty Pattison - the 21 year old South African joined Norwich today When Glenn Roeder joined Newcastle in the summer of 2005, as the new Academy Manager, Matty Pattison was our best young prospect [.

Newcastle’s Initial Bid for Brown Rejected

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Manchester United have today turned down a transfer bid from Newcastle United for Wes Brown, their utility defender who has been in their first team almost all season, because of an injury to captain Gary Neville. Wes Brown - appears Manchester United want to keep him From first glance it would appear that Manchester are keen to [.

Newcastle’s Reported Interest in Alan Hutton

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Newcastle United are only one of a number of leading clubs tracking Glasgow Rangers' full-back Alan Hutton, according to The Times today. Alan Hutton - Rangers star in big demand in England The £8M rated Scotland international, who played brilliantly for Scotland in their recent heroics in trying to qualify for the European Championships, has reportedly recently [.

Skipper Smith Fit For Sunday Night at Stoke

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Alan Smith is set to hand Sam Allardyce a boost ahead of this weekend's FA Cup Third Round clash at Stoke City. And Sam needs any boost he can get, as do the Newcastle fans, who must be quite numb after yet another defeat on Wednesday evening. Alan Smith - skipper recovered nicely from his concussion The [.

Butt Pleads For Big Sam To Keep Job

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Nicky Butt, our captain in Wednesday disappointing defeat against Manchester City was interviewed by the Newcastle Journal this morning and gives a very good interview to Paul Gilder. Nicky Butt - pleads for time for Big Sam Nicky was brought to the club by Sit Bobby Robson in the summer of 2004 and during his 3 [.

Ben Haim Will Cost Newcastle £2M – Buy Him

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Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce has had his request to take defender Tal Ben Haim on loan for the rest of the season rejected by Chelsea, but he's still available for a £2M transfer fee. Tal Ben Haim - 39 times capped Israeli available for £2M Instead, Allardyce has been told the 6′1″ Israeli can leave Stamford Bridge [.

Newcastle Officially Bid For Wes Brown

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Newcastle United have already made an official offer for Manchester United defender Wes Brown. Wes Brown - Newcastle have officially bid for the defender Brown will become a free agent in the summer when his Old Trafford contract expires, and he has been stalling for several months on signing a new contract that has been offered to [.

Newcastle Interested In Dean Ashton

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West Ham striker Dean Ashton could leave West Ham United, his London club in January, and Newcastle United are said to be interested. Dean Ashton - Newcastle interested in West Ham striker The Star is reporting today that St James' Park could be a possible destination. Ashton is said to be unhappy at his lack of [.

Sam Infuriated by Lack Of Consistency

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Sam has been talking about Newcastle's inconsistency this season, and he admits it just infuriates him. Sam Allardyce - Newcastle inconsistency infuriates the big man Sam said today: "I am the first to admit we have had an inconsistent season, but we have shown ourselves eminently capable of top-class performances, which is what makes it all [.

Newcastle’s Reported Interest in Alan Hutton

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Newcastle United are only one of a number of leading clubs tracking Glasgow Rangers' full-back Alan Hutton, according to The Times today. Alan Hutton - Rangers star in big demand in England The £8M rated Scotland international, who played brilliantly for Scotland in their recent heroics in trying to qualify for the European Championships, has reportedly recently [.

Barton Granted Bail - Now What?

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Newcastle and England midfielder Joey Barton will be released from jail tonight, after finally being granted bail by a judge at Liverpool Crown Court today. Joey Barton - granted bail after two previous failed attempts Barton had twice been refused bail following his arrest in Liverpool on December 27th when he was charged with common assault and [.

Sam Should Stop The Excuses and Sob Stories

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Sam Allardyce has talked about the game last night and the fact that the Newcastle players are probably at their lowest ebb of the season. We hope this is rock bottom as Sam says, because we don't want to go any lower than this. But what Sam talks about this morning, are nothing but excuses [...]

Beye Does His Talking On The Pitch

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With a defeat last night it means that Newcastle had a terrible Christmas return. They captured just one point from 12 and that was from bottom of the league Derby County at home just before Christmas. The other 3 games were all lost. Habib Beye - had another good game for the Magpies last night Habib Beye, [.

Sam Admits To Severe Pressure

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Sam Allardyce has talked to the Newcastle Journal today after a 3rd successive defeat last night, and has admitted that since he is in the results business, and he isn't getting many with Newcastle, he has to be under tremendous pressure at the Tyneside club. Sam Allardyce - results have been terrible, and he's under pressure Sam [.

Sven Supports Sam - He Needs It

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Sven Eriksson, whose team is now in 4th place after Liverpool could only draw 1-1 with Wigan at home, handed Sam Allardyce some good support after the game last night, which saw his team win fairly comfortably in the end 2-0. Â Sven Eriksson - gives his support to Sam Sven-Goran Eriksson urged the Newcastle board not to [.

Barton Refused Bail Again - In Court Today

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As if another Newcastle defeat wasn't enough bad news for Newcastle United, Joey Barton, the Newcastle and England midfielder, is due to appear in custody before magistrates in Liverpool again this morning. Joey Barton - refused bail again yesterday and in court today The player was refused bail on 28th December after being charged with common assault [.

Sam Will Get Money - Wants Ben Haim on Loan

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Allardyce will have some limited cash to try to attract some new players in January, as he also prepares to lose Abdoulaye Faye, Habib Beye, Geremi and Obafemi Martins to the African Nations Cup. Ben Haim - Sam wants him on loan for rest of season News today is that Sam has already asked Chelsea to take [.

Newcastle Fans May Have To Lower Expectations

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This season is quickly turning into a nightmare for Newcastle fans. Chairman Chris Mort - disappointed himself with results so far this season We now have taken just 26 points from our first 21 games, and it we continue like this we'll end up with about 51 points, which will have us in the lower half of [.

Sam Bemoans Newcastle’s Bad Luck

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Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce bemoaned the luck, or lack of it, of his Newcastle side after their 2-0 defeat against Manchester City last night at St. James' Park. Sam Allardyce - Newcastle had no luck last night The Newcastle manager also thought Manchester City's Brazilian midfielder, Elano, should have been sent off for a 41st-minute foul on [.

FT: Newcastle 0 Man City 2 - Crisis On Tyneside

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Make no mistake about it, Newcastle are at their lowest point of the season after being beaten 2-0 at home to Manchester City tonight. After a keenkly fought first half City emerged worthy winners over a demoralized Newcastle side tonight. And this is only the second time this season Manchester City have been able to [.

Initial Reflections on Newcastle Man City Game

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This is the very lowest point of the season for Newcastle United, and Sam Allardyce will have lost even more support tonight, from Newcastle's huge fan base. Here are some early reflections on the game tonight, but they're not good.   Newcastle were in this game in the first half and should have probably [.

Mort Disappointed With Newcastle Season So Far

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Chris Mort has plainly spoken out about Newcastle's season in his program notes for tonight's game against Manchester City. He says he is disappointed at Newcastle's results so far this season. Â Newcastle Chairman Chris Mort - disappointed at Newcastle's results Writing in his program notes this evening Chris says he is disappointed at the season so far [.

HT: Newcastle 0 Man City 1: Newcastle Miss Chances

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Newcastle found themselves one down at half time, mainly because of their inability to take a number of half chances, in the first half against Manchester City tonight. Newcastle had quite a few chances in the first half against City but couldn't put any of them away to take the lead. And then with one half [.

Duff’s First Home Start - Give Him Big Cheer Tonight

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It will be a very welcome sight when Irishman Damien Duff starts his first game of the season at St. James' Park this evening, when he will line up on the left wing. Damien Duff - first home start this season - give the lad a big welcome After his almost career-ending ankle injury suffered at Portsmouth [.

Newcastle vs Manchester City - Teams: Viduka Starts

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Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce makes one change to the side which lost 2-1 at Chelsea on Saturday with Mark Viduka replacing the injured Alan Smith, who suffered from concussion on Saturday.. So Nicky Butt will wear the captain's armband with Newcastle in a 4-4-2 formation with Australian Mark Viduka partnering Oba Martins in attack.

Carroll Disappoints in Preston Loan Spell

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Andrew Carroll played his last match for Preston North End today in a 2-1 loss away to Sheffield Wednesday. He now returns to Tyneside from his disappointing 5 months loan spell at Deepdale. Andrew Carroll - disappointing loan spell at Preston Andy came on as a substitute after 79 minutes this afternoon to make only his 8th [.

Newcastle Need Win Tonight For The Fans

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Newcastle have an excellent chance to get the year off to a very good start tonight, against 5th-placed Manchester City, by not only putting on a good performance but by capturing all 3 points. And if they cannot think of a good reason to do that, they only have to think of their magnificent fans. Â The [.

Newcastle vs Manchester City - Preview

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Tonight's game at St. James' Park has all the ingredients of a very good game, with Manchester City having been in great form this season under their new and former England manager, Sven Goran Eriksson. And following Newcastle's very good performance at Chelsea on Saturday, where everyone seems to agree we were worth at least a [.

Sam - We Need Another Arsenal Performance Tonight

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Sam Allardyce was not surprisingly at the Manchester City Liverpool game on Sunday, where for only the second time this season, City didn't win at home.  Sam Allardyce - wants a good performance tonight They ended up with a 0-0 draw to have a home record of won 9 and drawn 2. But Sam has used this [.

Eriksson - Newcastle Manager Is Dream Job

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It is well known that Sven-Goran Eriksson loves bringing a team to St. James' Park to experience the great passion filled atmosphere at the ground. Sven Eriksson - Newcastle Manager is a dream job That's why Sven, when he was England manager, arranged some England games to be played at St. James' Park, because he knew he [.

Newcastle Need Both Spirit and Mental Strength

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Sam Allardyce is convinced that if Newcastle can show both the spirit and mentality they showed against Arsenal and Chelsea recently, they can still go on and pick up quite a few points, in their upcoming tough fixture list. Sam Allardyce - team needs strong spirit and mental strength After throwing 5 points away against Derby and [.

Sam Needs Newcastle Fans On His Side

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Being a Football Manager in the English Premier League must be one of the hardest jobs in world football. Sam Allardcye - he must get Newcastle fans on his side Not only is the job in the public view almost every game, but managers are continually in the press about losing their jobs, and it only [.

Newcastle Glass Still Half Full

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The Newcastle Journal has pointed out today there is a growing perception inside the Newcastle boardroom, that some people are deliberately looking to undermine the Newcastle manager, Sam Allardyce, to suit other agendas. Chris Mort - Newcastle Chairman Fully Supports Sam This is not helpful to the team or to the club of course, but it's not [.

Allardyce Transfer List In Mort’s Hands

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Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce says he has no knowledge of any limit on his spending in the January transfer window, and discusses players that are now available or may become available, regularly with Chairman Chris Mort. Sam's transfer list of players already with Chris Mort Sam Allardyce has already identified the players he would like to [.

Sven Sure Sam’s Thick Skin Can Help Him Succeed

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There's a show of support from Sven Eriksson today, for under pressure Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce. Sven Eriksson - done great at Manchester City so far Sven brings his Manchester City side to St. James' Park tomorrow night, in the middle of a poor run of form from the home side, which has seen a slide into [.

Smith Doubtful But Faye Looks OK

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Abdoulaye Faye will have a fighting chance of making the team tomorrow night against Manchester City at St. James' Park. Faye - no break in arm following a scan That's the good news for Big Sam today, as Faye emerged from a scan on his injured arm, that showed there is no break, and he has a [...]

Smith - Great Belief In Newcastle Squad

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Alan Smith has been handed the captaincy by manager Sam Allardyce, with Geremi heading to the African Nations Cup later this month. But we expect the Smith captaincy will probably be permanent, even when Geremi returns in February. Alan Smith - Newcastle's new captain - fans have right to be disappointed Smith however, is a doubt for [.

Tim and Matty Playing For Loan Clubs

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Good news coming from the north where our 19 year-old Dutch goalkeeper, Tim Krul, on loan at at Falkirk has made it 3 wins in a row on Saturday, with a 2-1 victory at home to Heart of Midlothian. Tim Krul - good run at loan club Falkirk That run leaves the Bairns in seventh position [...]

Owen May Return Against Manchester City

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Sam Allardyce will no doubt be hoping for a fit and free scoring Michael Owen in the New Year, as one of his New Year resolutions. Don't we all. Michael Owen - could start against Manchester City tomorrow night The England Striker, who one newspaper recently said has made more come-backs than Frank Sinatra, returned [.

Some Players Could Leave Newcastle in January

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The transfer window opens up today, so it seemed appropriate to ask Big Sam if anybody would be leaving the Tyneside club. Sam Allardyce - is anybody leaving Newcastle in January? Sam told the Newcastle Journal today: "We have no offers from anyone so it is a ‘no' at the moment," "It would have to [.

Manchester City Flying High

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Sven Eriksson has already proved what an outstanding club manager he is, and he seems to have transformed Manchester City, Newcastle's opponents tomorrow night, in a short five months. Sven Eriksson - transformed Manchester City in a short 5 months Manchester City are positioned nicely in 5th place and it's not beyond the realm of possibilities the [.

Consistency Key To Sam’s Survival

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There's no doubt that Newcastle were unlucky not to at least get a draw on Saturday at Chelsea and with any luck could have taken all 3 points. Sam Allardyce - consistency of Newcastle crucial Newcastle had played very well in the game, and deserved something out of it, before Salomon Kalou's offside goal that gave the [.